Tag: eden

Signs of a False Prophet

I recently placed myself in a situation where I had to recognize the signs of a false prophet. Through a friend I learned of an inspired spiritual author who, just like me (it was said) believes that a human being may return to Eden. Only one other person I know shares my belief. Since the individual seemed in need of public exposure, I felt this could be an opportunity to feature a like-minded guest writer here at FreelyReceive.

Instead, I fell for one of the classic signs of a false prophet: the bait and switch. During a week of email correspondence, my hoped-for guest author never mentioned Eden. In lieu of writing an insightful article on how to re-enter the living kingdom, she very innocently asked me for something entirely different: an Original sin.

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Accept God’s Name

Whether or not we accept God’s Name, all of us share it. So why does it feel so awkward to say “My Father” in public?

“Every Being In The Universe” – KPAX, 2001

What does it mean to accept God’s Name? Many faiths tell us the Name is ours by birthright. Why, then, does it seem odd to assert direct lineage to God, and much more proper to take a human father’s name?

“Because you offend those who don’t believe what you believe,” the human world explains. I see. So it’s better to cast aside our heavenly Father? By itself, belief in a creator is not religion. What’s more, most of us freely use the phrase, “child of God.” But imagine telling someone in the grocery store what your Father in heaven said to you last night. See the problem? Maybe, when we accept God’s Name as a normal everyday thing for ourselves, others might also. Someone asked us to do this a while back. And he didn’t seem particularly concerned about offending anyone.

“…and do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.”
Matthew 23:9

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Find Your Soul, Find the Life

To find the life God intended for you, find your soul. Your soul is none other than that “perfect someone” you’ve been longing for all of your life. When you make a conscious effort to create a loving bond with your inner spirit, a sacred space forms. You’re less concerned with conflict and daily drama. You feel much more peaceful, and life seems to flow more smoothly. Better still, when you find your soul you’ll receive unlimited spiritual help, love, and healing directly from God.

You have just been called. You chose to read this article, which means that your loving soul is asking you to say “hello.” In this moment, your perfect companion eagerly invites you to unite with him or her—and accept the blissful life the two of you were destined to live.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

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