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If you believe that god is a spirit (i.e. life itself), and light (i.e. he makes himself fully known), then believe that Jesus Christ is god the father revealed in the world.  Only then can one live eternally in the light and not the darkness.  When we live in the light we are free not just in appearance but we are spiritually free.


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Posts: 48 | Posted: 3:27 PM on February 25, 2006 | IP
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This being said, only the spirit of god through Jesus Christ can free a person's mind from the darkness which is in the world.  Why it is this way is a mystery: "the wind bloweth where he listeth, and thou hearest his sound: but canst not tell whence he cometh and whither he goeth.  So is every man that is born of the spirit."  Yet, god the father gives to everyone that asks in sincerity, i.e. "ask, and it shall be given you."  The point is that in order to even sincerely ask (and to keep asking until the door is opened), god must draw you.    Jesus: "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him."

Before I was born into the spirit of the father, I asked him to reveal the truth to me.  I didn't know god as "the father" at the time however.  I remembered falling off to sleep at times desperately asking "a spirit" to reveal the truth to me.  Before becoming a Christian, I was indoctrinated in mechanistic evolutionary ideas, but had been recently exploring spiritual alternatives through anthroposophy.  It was to the "spirits of anthroposophy" that I sincerely made requests.  I was hoping that a "greater spirit" would establish a communication with me that would help answer my questions concerning absolute truth.

The truth came in an unexpected way one day.  A Christian friend at work knew I was involved in anthroposophy and gave me a book about demonology (from a Christian perspective of course).  I reluctantly took the book.  One night while reading the book, Jesus Christ revealed himself and his godhood to me.  It felt like a dark veil had been lifted from my mind and heart in an instant.  I knew at that moment that Jesus Christ was the Lord god.  Everything looked different, literally.  I went outside and everything was embued with the hue of god.  Everything appeared brighter, as though the light which had been hindered before from my perceptions was now penetrating my eyes and mind.  Where a moment before I had a darkened outlook on life, now I was full of joy and everything around me radiated that joy.  Being "born again" is not just a symbol or an artistic device: I was born again as a spiritual being.  Something invisible had changed within me.


(Edited by serp 3/16/2006 at 3:24 PM).


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