The Secret Book of James http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/secretjames.htmlExcerpts: "The Secret Book of James is preserved in a single Coptic copy found in Codex III of the Nag Hammadi codices. It is also known as the Apocryphon of James. " "It is clear that the person for whom the tractate was written made a distinction between themselves and… Continue reading List of Extra-canonical texts – Old and New Testament
The common western viewpoint of a human being, is that we are tied up in the world of good and evil. It is quite widely believed that humans have a bent towards this dark side, and if left to their own, the dark side wins out, and the person becomes bent. It is due to… Continue reading Are humans basically good or evil?
The West (actually humans all over the world) has struggled with “The Problem of Evil” for centuries.... even millennium.... all over the world..... the question has been “Is mans nature evil or good?” and the question of “How does Evil exist when God created everything?”(And supposedly, God is only Good... so how the heck did… Continue reading The Problem of Evil and Are Humans Good or Evil?
A person must be prepared, when they open themselves for True Reality to reveal itself... Our human concepts will begin to peel away, and we will be left with a tug of war of "Reality vs. our human opinions" Unless we open ourselves to the change which reality brings with it, this tug of war… Continue reading True Essence and Christian teachings
Article written by: Michael Patton, who received a master of theology degree in New Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2001. It is a discussion of why he feels that the Bible can act as its own proof ........ and why this is not circular reasoning. I have never heard this argument before: namely,… Continue reading Bible Dialectic – The Bible as its own proof
On Chasm Theology vs. One Essence If a person believes that the universe as we know it is created by a separate God.... that the essence of the universe and everything in it is separate from the essence which created it, that is not Buddhism. That is "Chasm Theology". Chasm Theology is about humans being… Continue reading On Christianity and Buddhism
This is going to be a thesis on Chasm Theology. This concept takes many different forms: God is creator, everything else is something he made.... generally, from a separate essence from himself. This is the concept which is followed by most persons in the world. Details and bibliography to be filled in and added later......… Continue reading Chasm Theology is Orphan Theology
The problem the way I see it............ As long as there is a boogeyman in the story, who is seen to be behind any changes in the literalistic concepts one believes, there is no hope of any changes occurring. When I had an experience where the boogeyman.. in a sense, my fear, was shown to… Continue reading The Cosmology of Reality – Part 2 – Where do we fit in to the Picture?
Of course, the thoughts I am writing here, in fact all that I write, is subject to revision in the future, if what I see changes but up to this point, the flow all seems to be in one direction. Stated clearly, I am inclined to think that there is no division between supernatural and… Continue reading Supernatural and Natural – Separateness or Oneness