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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

RELIGION AND IMAGINATIVE LITERATURE


When I was at the University of Toronto, I had a great teacher. His name was Father Belyea.
He taught a course with the above title. I do this blog and research in his honour.

The words, "Roving Reporter" together with the logo is copywrited: ( C ) 1982.
The logo is not posted yet.



First, we must go into religious history if we are to understand our present circumstance.

Christianity in the West labours under some basic misconceptions. It appears that we have been deliberately led into this false position of misunderstanding. Subsequently, well-meaning
priests and ministers have used their best efforts to make a patchwork quilt of our knowledge of the Christ.

Providentially, the power of God is such that no misconception can continue forever. Ancient
holy books that have been suppressed throughout Christian history are just now coming to light 2,000 years after the death of the Master.

"Do not call me 'Master' for he who drinks from my mouth will become as I am and I shall be
he, and the hidden things shall be revealed to him."

This is a passage from the Gospel of Thomas, one of the holy books rejected by the Council of Nicea, 425A.D. It looks as if the compilation of the Bible at that time was put together by
what we today would call "The Chamber of Commerce."

And why would this be? The teachings of Christ were too strong. Imagine what would happen
to property law if we were to take His precepts seriously.

Also, the very nature of our understanding of Christ would have been fundamentally changed
had we possessed these holy books hidden for two millennia. Just meditate on the
words, 'he will becomes as I am'.

These words imply that the one who follows Christ and drinks the waters from His mouth will
not merely gain in faith, but will undergo a basic change of identity. Clear your mind of thought
and think on this!





Think of this Blog as a course at the University.

Please read the Gospel of Thomas before my next blog, when we will go deeper into
the matter.
Forum for discussion will be set up later.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Bill...the address works fine. Very good post-congrats on getting this going. love ya. Krista xx

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  2. P.S. this is my mere blog...have not added to it for some time though
    http://kgeden.blogspot.com/

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