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Sunday, February 17, 2008

gospel of one; letters of aul

Hello everyone, namaste:

We are continuing with chapter 4, paragraphs 2 and 3 in the letter to the Omans in the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"Do you still think that God favors one religion over another? Or do you think that God's blessings flow to everyone regardless of what religion they may belong to, if any? We all agree, don't we, that God loves everyone, and that we are all fortunate in the long run?

Here's a question for you. Does God love us before or after we come into a right relationship with him or her? That's right, God loves everyone, even before we enter into a religious group, or profess any belief in him or her. We do not have to sign a legalistic contract, or fast for days, or scourge ourselves, or pray on our knees day and night for God to love and accept us. God loves us from the beginning. It is a free gift. It isn't any kind of business deal. It is unbreakable. There is no fine print to trick you as in a contract drawn up by some shady lawyer. Please forgive me you honest lawyers reading this."

Commentary: Do you think God will say to some people, "Sure I love you, but since you didn't believe in me in the right way, I'm going to cast you into hell. You didn't believe that the Koran was my word, or you didn't believe that Jesus was my only son and you needed to accept his sacrifice for you?" If God's love is unconditional, then that means no conditions. One thing we can always count on is the love of God. We co-create our own hellish or heavenly conditions

Thursday, February 7, 2008

gospel of one; letters of aul

Hello Everyone; Namaste;

We are starting chapter four, paragraph one in the letter to the Omans in the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"When we think of the great ones who established the religions--Abraham, Jesus, Lao-Tzu, Confucius, Buddha, how do we fit them into the oneness of God? Did they establish "my way only" paths to God? No, they didn't, but many of their followers did. The great ones came to teach according to what the people of certain cultures and times were ready to hear, and enough people responded to make their teachings into a religion."

Commentary: The great religious teachers of the past are working together in the ascended state of being. They are all part of the spiritual organization that oversees the development of life on earth. They respect the free will choices of everyone, and so do not try to impose their wills on the people who are in physical embodiment. While they were on earth, they had specific roles to play in bringing forth teachings to various parts of the world. Krishna and Buddha taught what people in India were ready to hear, though Buddha's teachings were carried to other Asian countries. Confucius and Lao Tse brought teaching for China. Jesus and Mohammed brought teachings to the Middle East. The universal parts of their messages strike a chord in people everywhere.

It is some of the followers of these great teachers who have tried to say that their ways are best for everyone. This is one of the main causes of religious conflict--thinking that one path is the best for everyone. If the followers realized that their leaders were all working together, there would be more peace in the world.