Too often, people
are led to believe that the Bible is an outdated text,
written by ancient people whose fundamental need was to have something
in which to believe. Many, today, are told that the Bible is filled
with contradiction, that it is historically inaccurate, and that
it portrays an angry, jealous God; furthermore, it is best for intelligent
people to separate themselves from the myths of Scripture.
We are, also,
told that the Bible is the absolute word of God; that is, every
word, line, inflection, and intention was written by God, verbatim,
and that we had better follow it or else suffer the consequences.
of those portrayals is accurate. Suppose our understanding of the
Bible is completely out of context, with little or no regard to
the customs, history, and beliefs of the people who lived during
Can we actually
go back in time, in order to understand the meaning and the teachings
of the Old and New Testaments, or must we relegate it all simply
Yes, we can
go back! And that is what this section of our web site will focus
upon: understanding the Bible in its proper context; looking at
the customs and idioms of the languages spoken during those times;
and looking at the many forms of Biblical Spiritualism.
pages, you will meet the people on the streets, from those
ancient times, and sit down with them in order to get an idea of
what they believed, what they felt, and what they had faith in.
We can do that through history. (Although, the Bible is not meant
to be a history book - not as we know it anyway.)
this section will delve into:
- How the Bible Came about.
- How we and our ancestors view the Bible so differently.
- What is Biblical Spiritualism.
- Customs that bring vibrant life to what we thought were
- How the Bible teaches us about our Spirit.
- Rediscovering the wonders of faith.
- What does it mean to us today by "If God is Spirit;
we are Spirit; and
our loved ones are Spirit"?
This will all
be presented in an honest and accurate way, using well
established and accepted Theological tradition.
this section, as updates will be coming very soon.
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