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God’s Word or Man’s Words and Experience: Part 2 inner eye, inward eye, all-seeing eye, eyes of God

Part 1 Pantheism, Panentheism, Immanence, Transcend

    “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”—Proverbs 15:3

    “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.”—Proverbs 5:21

    “The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.”—Proverbs 20:12

    “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…”—2 Chronicles 16:9

    “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;”—Psalm 33:18

    “…I will guide thee with mine eye.”—Psalm 32:8

I do not find in the Bible the phrases about the eye (referring to light, wisdom, knowledge, and things that are hidden) which are often mentioned in the research I have been doing. I did find “eyes of the Lord” and “eye of the Lord.” Today’s post will discuss references to the eye that are found in the Kingdom
of Darkness. As usual, there will be verses from the Kingdom of Light which are found only in God’s WORD.

    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”—Proverbs 9:10

    “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God…”
    —1 Corinthian 3: 19

    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”—Proverbs 1:7

    “In whom [Jesus] are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”—Colossians 2:3

    “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”—Romans 11:33

All-seeing eye and Eye of Providence
The all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol of the sun, was historically symbolic of omniscience, and can be traced back to Egyptian mythology and the eye of the falcon god, Horus and the sun god, Ra.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, the all-seeing eye appeared in the west where it was called the Eye of Providence and shown as an eye surrounded by rays of light, usually enclosed by a triangle.

It seems that Ancient Egyptian culture followed the lies of the kingdom of darkness and pursued godhood and knowledge (not from God). The end
result of the kingdom of darkness is death, hence a need to create a way of
living forever—something Ancient Egypt is still famous for. According to
God’s Word, they will actually end up eternally separated from God.

    “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”—Genesis 2:9

    “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”—Genesis 3:4, 5

    “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden…”—Genesis 3:22, 23

    “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”—John 17:3

    “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”—1 Corinthians 1:30

    “…To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
    —Revelation 2:7

Eye of Horus or the Eye of Ra
The Eye of Horus represents the right eye of the Egyptian falcon-headed god Horus, and was associated with the Sun god Ra. The left eye, which symbolized the moon is called the “Eye of Toth.” A similar concept of the sun and moon as eyes appears in many religious traditions.

Egyptian legend says that the eye of Horus was wounded, wrenched out or eaten by his relative, the god Set during a fight. The Ibis-headed Thoth, the god of magick, who was called the originator of mathematics, restored the eye…

The Egyptians equated the eye of Horus/Ra with Osiris, the Egyptian god of life, death, and fertility. The stories of who Horus, Ra, and Osiris were, change depending on what time it is in the history of ancient Egypt. Some of the beliefs include a mother/child relationship (Horus with his mother Isis) and the death and ressurection of Osiris. If you want to read a few more details, click on the link at the end of this page.

The belief that both eyes represent the whole of the universe is similar to that of the Taoist Yin-yang symbol. Together, the eyes represent the combined, transcendent power of Horus, it was believed.

    “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.”—Luke 11:34

    “And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them…”—Deuteronomy 4:19

    “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”—Romans 1:25

Eye of Horus or the sun god in different cultures

“Come, the Eye of Horus hath delivered for me my soul, my ornaments are established on the brow of Ra. Light is on the faces of those who are in the members of Osiris.”—The Pyramid Texts

Hindu mythology
Surya, the Sun god, is called the eye of Varuna the god of the heavens.

Persian
Mithras, the sun god, was believed to be the eye of Ahura Mazda, the creator god.

Greek
Helios was the god of the Sun as well as the god of Sight, and was portrayed as an eye with rays surrounding it.

Japanese
Amaterasu, the sun goddess, was born from the left eye of Izanagi, the sky-father creator.

Norse
Odin, the chief Norse god, gave his eye to Mirmir in order to acquire knowledge. His remaining eye was the Sun and is all-seeing and all-knowing…light itself has been equated with knowledge.

Buddhism
Buddha is referred to as the Eye of the World throughout Buddhist scriptures and is represented as a trinity in the shape of a triangle known as the Tiratna or Triple Gem.

Prescriptions
The symbol of modern pharmacies and prescriptions, Rx, is derived from the three pieces of the Eye of Horus.

Rosicrucians
Rosicrucians use the Eye of Providence or All-Seeing Eye, to symbolize God.

Masons
The Masonic All-Seeing Eye, and the Eye of Providence symbol found on American money, have their origins in the Eye of Horus.

United States
The All-Seeing Eye and a pyramid are part of the Seal of the United States, as well as on the back of the one dollar bill.

    “Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.”—Ezekiel 8:5

    “And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.”—Ezekiel 8:16

    “…for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”—1 Chronicles 28:9

Occult and Protection from evil
The symbol representing the Eye of Horus, was a powerful symbol thought to protect from evil, and one of the most common amulets of ancient Egypt. When worn as jewelry…the eye was said to ensure safety, protect health, and provide the wearer with wisdom and prosperity; it was called the “all-seeing Eye.

    “But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”—2 Thessalonians 3:3

Inner, Inward, and Outward Eye
Other terms I have been reading in my research include: inner eye, inward eye, outward eye.

Sihkism
Sikhism, founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, believes that God is omnipresent in all creation and visible everywhere…Nanak stressed that God must be seen from “the inward eye“, or the “heart”, of a human being…Nanak’s teachings are founded…on a spiritual union with God which results in salvation, advocating the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on the name and message of God. The chief obstacles to the attainment of salvation are social conflicts and an attachment to worldly pursuits…

The Deep Sciences
The deep sciences often deal with realities that can only be seen with the “inward eye” (such as Boolean algebra and imaginary numbers)… wilber.shambhala.com/html/misc/habermas/index.cfm/

Darshan
Darshan is a Sanskrit Hindu term meaning sight or a glimpse of the divine. The term is used specifically for beholding highly revered people with the intention of inwardly contacting and receiving their grace and blessings. “By doing darshan properly a devotee develops affection for God, and God develops affection for that devotee.” We could have a “darshan” of the deity in the temple…or have a “darshan” in that inward eye of a light…

    “Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?”—Job 38:36

    “For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.”—Psalm 5:9

    “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.”—Psalm 51:6

    “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”—Ephesians 3:16

Third Eye
Another name for the inner eye is the third eye. Before discussing the third eye, I will do a very brief definition of chakra.

Chakra, a very occultic system, focuses on seven energy centers in the body which are supposedly aligned with spiritual forces, sometimes called life force energy. It is thought that the seventh chakra results in union with the divine.

Some concepts and belief systems associated with chakra: traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture points; yoga, kundalini; Hindu tantra; Ayurvedic medicine; and the third eye, which I will now discuss briefly.

The third eye is known as the brow centre or the ajna (sixth) chakra, and is commonly denoted in Indian and East Asia with a dot, eye or mark on the forehead of deities or enlightened beings, such as Shiva, the Buddha, yogis…

It is also called the “Eye of Wisdom”, or, in Buddhism, the urna. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the third eye is a symbol of enlightenment. Many Hindus wear a tilak between the eyebrows to represent the third eye.

In the Indian tradition, it is the eye of knowledge, the seat of the ‘teacher inside’. In Hinduism, it is believed that the opening of Shiva’s third eye causes the eventual destruction of the universe.

In New Age spirituality, the third eye may symbolize a state of enlightenment or mental images of “spiritual” or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with visions, clairvoyance, precognition, and out-of-body experiences.

In the Upanishads (part of the Hindu scriptures), a human being is likened to a city with ten gates…The third eye or tenth gate leads to inner realms…

Elsewhere
The third eye is used in many meditation schools and arts, such as in yoga, qigong, many Chinese martial arts, Zen, and in Japanese martial arts such as Karate and Aikido. Martial arts derive mainly from Taoism, but also draw from Zen Buddhism as a philosophy. Aikido is additionally influenced by the monotheistic religion, Oomoto-kyo.

Lord Shiva/Lord of Yoga
Shiva (the Benign one), is mentioned in the Rig Veda. He is the focal point of Shaiviasm, that is, the Shiva tradition of worship and theology…His three eyes symbolize sun, moon, and fire, and a single glance from this eye can incinerate the entire universe…

The worship of Shiva stresses the possibility of realizing the nature of self through opening of the third eye or inward eye in meditative trance. It is a pan-Hindu tradition, practiced…especially India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

    “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”—Romans 1:24, 25

    “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.”—Jeremiah 23:16

 Sanatkumara
“…Sanatkumara’s mission is to awaken spiritual awareness and propel us to our Divine Self. Like the CEO of Earth, Sanatkumara is heralded through this new age as a father, and a force-field of LOVE that has embraced Earth for millions of years. He is the ‘eye of God’ and prefers to be known as a teacher than worshipped as a God. paulamuran.com/www/paulamuran/SanatKumara.htm

Ancient of Days, the Return of the Dove
…“I Am’ the presence you have been waiting for,
I have come before you not to be judged, 
I have come before you to be loved.
As you do to me-you do to yourself.
Recognize your imperfections, love your faults, and in that moment you shall become I Am That I Am.”—quote about Santkumara

    “Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.”—Isaiah 37:23

    “For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”—Isaiah 47:10

quote from Many Shall Come in My Name, by Ray Yungen
“…I firmly believe what Jesus Christ was prophesying in Matthew and Luke was the current New Age movement when it reaches its full fruition world-wide. He clearly stated that just before His physical return a huge number of people will proclaim their own personal divinity and that many (polus) will deceive—not some, but many. There was a good reason for Him to preface these prophesies with the warning, Take heed that no man deceive you. These people will be offering a spiritual message that will look, feel, and sound like it is of Jesus Christ but is not.—Ray Yungen, pp.151-156

    “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”—1 Peter 3:12

    “Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”—Micah 7:7

    “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”—Isaiah 45:22

    “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”—2 Corinthians 10:5

    “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”—Hebrews 12:2

    “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”—Titus 2:13

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God’s Word or Man’s Words and Experience: Part 1 Pantheism, Panentheism, Immanence, Transcend

Updated March 2009
Introduction

God’s WORD

    “Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

    It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.”—Isaiah 40:21–23

    “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us…

    “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”—Acts 17:24–30

Unbiblical, but spiritual terms and concepts
One of the difficulties of defining “spiritual” terms and phrases that are not from the Bible is that in actuality one is trying to understand a foreign language. Since the words and concepts are not found in the kingdom of light, the full meanings and implications are not obvious and even obscured.

It would seem that the real problem is the underlying belief of other “spiritual” systems that say “we are divine,” part of “the All,” the “Ultimate Reality,” “the Absolute”, “the One,” etc., which is of course, part of the very first lie:
“…ye shall be as gods…”—Genesis 3:5

To those following the Kingdom of Darkness’ worldly wisdom which teaches that “we are divine,” the Bible is a “foreign language,” so there is no concept or comprehension that each person has a desperately wicked heart and that all people are in a terrible predicament, needing to be rescued from the god of this world, Satan. There is no understanding of a need for a Saviour. Why would you need a Saviour if you are divine?

As I mentioned in the last post, I will be discussing some word and concept definitions, as well as some people in the next few posts, to give some background information to the research I have been doing. Today’s post will
be some word definitions and some Bible verses. There is more research if you click on more at what seems to be the end of this post.

pantheism, panentheism, immanence, transcendence
These words are not in the Bible, but are concepts from a different belief system. These terms do not describe the God of the Bible, or His children, so whose kingdom are they really from?

pantheism and panentheism
Pantheism: God is not the creator of the universe. He is the universe. God is everything and everything is God—everything is part of the Universal ALL of God; the Universe, or nature, and God are equivalent.

In pantheism, “God is in the whole”; in panentheism, “The whole is in God.”

    “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
    —Genesis 1:1

    “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”—Psalm 33:6

    “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”—John 1:3

    “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.”—Psalm 102:25–27 and Hebrews 1:10-12

    “For I am the LORD, I change not…”—Malachi 3:6

    “… before me there was no God formed, neither shall there
    be after me…”—Colossians 2:9

    “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
    —Hebrews 13:8

ancient panentheism
Most native Americans (except the Cherokee) were and still are largely panentheistic; thinking of God as both immanent in Creation and transcendent from it. Most South American peoples were largely panentheistic as well, as were ancient South East Asian cultures…”

Neoplatonism
Neoplatonism is polytheistic and panentheistic. Plotinus taught that there was an indescribable, transcendent God (The One) from which emanated the rest of the universe…In Neoplatonism the world itself is a God. Neoplatonists believed human perfection and happiness were attainable in this world, and could be achieved through philosophical contemplation.

immanence
Immanence, is from Latin, “to remain within” and refers to philosophical and metaphysical theories that the divine exists and acts within the mind or the world.

The immanence of God in the world is the basic feature of pantheism. Among the most important philosophies using the concept of immanence are Stoicism and the systems of Giordano Bruno and Spinoza (who I will discuss at a later time).

Recap of Panentheism, Pantheism, Immanence
These belief systems boil down to believing that you are God. The Bible does not teach this. Only Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”—John 1:1

    “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
    —John 1:18

    “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”—Colossians 1:19

    “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
    —Colossians 2:9

Transcend/Transcendental
Transcend: from the Latin transcendere, to climb over or to exist above and independent of; to rise above, surpass exceed.

Transcendental: Rising above common thought or ideas; mystical.
—American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language c 1973

Albert Einstein Quote
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.—Albert Einstein

What the Bible says About God

    “…O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

    “Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment:

    “who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

    “Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters:

    “who maketh the clouds his chariot:

    “who walketh upon the wings of the wind…

    “Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever…”—Psalm 104:1–9

    “…The LORD our God is one LORD:”—Deuteronomy 6:4

    “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said,
    Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath
    sent me unto you.”—Exodus 3:14

    “The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth…”—Joshua 22:22

    “God is not a man…”—Numbers 23:19

    “God is a Spirit…”—John 4:23, 24

    “For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords,
    a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:”—Deuteronomy 10:17

    “But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”—Psalm 115:3

God is Eternal and Wise

    “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…”—Deuteronomy 33:27

    “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever…”—Psalm 45:6

    “Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.”
    —Psalm 93:2

    “…the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.”—Isaiah 40:28

    “…King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God…”
    —1 Timothy 1:17

God is Holy

    “Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.”—Psalm 99:9

    “…God, that cannot lie…”—Titus 1:2

    “For our God is a consuming fire.”—Hebrews 12:29

God is Love

    “… God is love…”—1 John 4:16

    “But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.”—Psalm 86:15

    “The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good to all…”
    —Psalm 145:8, 9

    “Now the God of hope…”—Romans 15:13

Jesus is God

    “God…Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also
    he made the worlds;

    “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image
    of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”—Hebrews 1:1–3

    “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour…therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.”
    —Isaiah 43:10–12

    “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,”—Titus 3:4

    “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”—Revelation 22:13

Judge of the Universe

    “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.”—Psalm 7:11

    “But ye are come…unto the city of the living God…to God the Judge of all…”—Hebrews 12:22, 23

    “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.”—Revelation 20:11

How People react when they see God

    “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

    “Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

    “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

    “And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

    “Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”
    —Isaiah 6:1–5

What the Bible says about Worshipping God

    “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”—John 4:24

    “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
    —John 14:17

    “For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

    “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”—1 Corinthians 8:5, 6

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past
finding out!

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been
his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”—Romans 11:33–36

Part 2 inner eye, inward eye, all seeing eye, eyes of God

God’s Word or Man’s Words and Experience: Introduction

God’s WORD

    “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”—1 John 5:20

    “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”—John 20:31

Biblical or Not Biblical: The Importance of God’s Word
The Bible, God’s Word, tells us we can know that we know God. Other belief systems base their ‘knowledge’ of what they call “God”, the All, Ultimate Reality, Divine, etc., through experience, man’s words and traditions—all which require effort or works on the part of men and women, rather than faith in the LORD Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our sins.

God’s WORD

    “…for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
    —Psalm 138:2

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”—John 1:1

    “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”—Hebrews 11:3

    “And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.”
    —Deuteronomy 4:12

    “…Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.“—Deuteronomy 32:46

    “…he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites…and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren …”—Deuteronomy 17:18–20

    “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”—John 14: 23

    But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”—1 John 2:5

    “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”—Revelation 19:13

Just the BOOK Blog
The intent of this blog is to compare what is said and done in the so-called Christian world with what is written in the Bible. As I research, I am amazed at the unbiblicalness of people, books and organizations that have been touted as Christian, and the tendency to focus on “experience” and things one does, as a confirmation factor in one’s search or walk to get “close” to God.

The next several posts are background information for research I have been doing. These background posts will discuss some words and phrases (foreign to the Bible), and some people that have promoted unbiblical ideas down through the centuries.

    “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

    “For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”—Romans 16:17, 18

Part 1 Pantheism, Panentheism, Immanence, Transcend