The following is a testimony i gave in response to a Hindu believer who was of those who believe philosophy is a good thing.
Philosophy is of the mind of man, his "imag"ination, reasoning and logic! And/or his lack of understanding concerning that which he has experienced.......
For TRUTH IS! "If any man thinks he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know"!
(I Corinthians 8:2) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/you-that-are-unable-to-do-least-why-do.html
Simply, philosophy has it's portion in "the wisdom of this world" and "knowledge(aka: science), falsely so-called"; both of which "are but foolishness unto Our FATHER and GOD"! (I Corinthians 1:20; 3:19, II Corinthians 1:1, I Timothy 6:20) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/our-father-and-god-considers-wisdom-of.html
TRUTH IS! Wisdom needs be received from Our FATHER(CREATOR) and GOD(SPIRIT), HE WHO Created ALL things! (John 4:24; 20:17, I Corinthians 12:8, Ephesians 1:17; 3:9)
Sadly, "Hindu" is an attempt to combine that which is philosophy with that which IS Spirit, and such is liken unto trying to mix oil and water together with your finger.......
Yet both philosophy and religion are embraced by those "natural men who can not receive that which is of The SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD! For such things are foolishness unto them, and neither can they know them, because that which IS of The SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD needs be Spiritually discerned"! (I Corinthians 2:14)
There are those who have accused me of being "Hindu" for i will not purposely kill a pest (fly, spider, ant, etc.). If such is a bother to me i will simply attempt to catch the pest and put it outside.
And if outside? Well, such is their abode and if they can not be shooed away, i will remove myself...... Yet oft times i will speak to them, and the answers i receive emanate from their power of flight; or their strength in relation to size; or their ability to change color; or their beauty; or their spinning of intricate webs without a wheel or loom; or witnessing a multitude with a common union and purpose,,, etc.. Yes! their very existence is a marvel, and so it is i have learned much from all things begotten of that which i like to refer to as Creation's Genius!
Not "philosophy", REALity!
And i REALize that my respect for Life emanates from my utmost respect for The CREATOR, The Giver of Life, HE WHO IS "Our FATHER and GOD"! (Ephesians 3:9, John 20:17)
TRUTH IS ! No religion, no philosophy, nothing created of mankind's "imag"ination can change the heart of a man. It may change what he believes and/or what he thinks, yet The Life Center is the heart! And if The SPIRIT of TRUTH is not received into the Center of a soul's Life, the mind of such a man remains but a playground for "the father of lies", he who is "the god of this world"! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 8:44, II Corinthians 4:4) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html
And although i do appreciate much of that which is of "the Hindu way", TRUTH IS the children of Our FATHER and GOD, those souls who have been "Born Again" of HIS Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT, seek not philosophy, nor do they seek religion's way (except it be The Active Faith of James 1:27)! (John 20:17; 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, James 1:27) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html
We but seek and desire that which The Messiah sought and desired above ALL else!
"FATHER, not my will, But THY Will Be Done"....... (Luke 22:42)
Yes! Our FATHER's Will needs be sought and desired more than this temporal, natural life itself.......
And Thankfully the "Born Again" children of Our FATHER and GOD have their portion !NOW! in HIS Family, "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named"! (John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, Ephesians 3:15) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html
"A Household of Faith" indeed and TRUTH! (Galatians 6:10)
United and undivided, and those brethren(naturally male of 'fe'male) of The Messiah yet on earth seek and desire evermore of The Fruit bore in a simple and Spiritual Life....... (Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:9)
Mahatma Gandhi in his latter years REALized such in a common union with Spiritual brothers and sisters who called nothing their own, as they evermore sought and desired The Fruit bore in a simple and Spiritual Life! For Thankfully such Fruit genders LIFE! Forever....... (Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:9)
And needs be that i testify, that of all the men who have received the breath (Spirit, air) of life since i received my first breath in '43, i respect Mahatma Gandhi above all others.
The source of such respect being The Spirit of, and in, the quotes attributed to him.
One of which was, "GOD has no religion"!
And i believe that Mahatma Gandhi REALized that Faith would not create a religion for The Faithful ARE Family! So it was he REALized that common union with Spiritual brothers and sisters, liken unto that bore witness of in Acts 4:32-35 :
"And the multitude of them who believed were of one heart and of one soul! And none of them considered that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.
And with great Power the apostles bore witness of The Resurrection of The Messiah, and great Grace was upon them all.
And none among them lacked anything, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles' feet! And distribution was made unto every man according as he had need......." (Acts 4:32-35)
TRUTH IS! The giving of all a soul has; Yes! even life itself, IS needful for those of "like precious Faith"! (II Peter 1:1)
For it is as The Messiah testified, "except a man forsakes all that he has, he can not be My disciple"....... (Luke 14:33, Matthew 19:29) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html
So it is that i believe Mahatma Gandhi saw "The Light" that Is The Messiah, He Who was "The Beginning of The Creation of Our FATHER and GOD"! And i also believe that Mahatma Gandhi sought and desired to follow The Messiah on "The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life", for as stated previously, he testified "GOD has no religion"! (Genesis 1:3, Revelations 3:14, John 14:6)
And he testified, "i like your Christ(aka: Messiah), but not your christians! Your christians are so unlike your Christ(aka: Messiah)".......
Simply, there is only One "Way to The TRUTH of The Life" and such was revealed in both The Life and The Teachings of The Messiah....... (John 14:6, Matthew 7:14)
And it needs be REALized that The Messiah received both His Life and His Teachings from "Our FATHER and GOD"! (John 20:17; 8:28-29; 7:16; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14)
So it was The Messiah simply testified, "i can do nothing of my own self", and "The FATHER IS Greater than i"....... (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 14:28)
And The Spiritually "Born Again" brethren of The Messiah have REALized the same! (John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html
Thankfully, we evermore REALize how "poor and in need" of Our FATHER and GOD we Truly are! (Psalms 70:5; 72:13) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/11/my-prayer-father-help-and-he-does.html
So it is we "cry unto HIM day and night"....... (Luke 18:7, John 20:17)
Sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17: 14:28. Mark 10:18)
- A Testimony
- The Family of Our FATHER
- Pure Religion and Undefiled
- The New Covenant Jew!
- Love Not The World!
- Faith Wins The Victory
- Creation's Genius (Pics)!
- Messiah's Name
- A Vision of Submission and Love
- A Declaration of Dependence
- The Hope of Heaven!
- Let There Be Light!
- 1st Day of Creation!
- Two Creation Accounts In Genesis
- Our FATHER
- The "I" Must Die!
- "Taking The Bait!"
- "Behold! I Come QUICKLY"!
- Destruction of Creation!
- The Games People Play
- Babylon! One World IS!
- "Love of The Truth"
- Truth, Miracles & Faith!
- "Women Rule Over Men"
- ?Earth Provides Enough?
- ALL Bible Translations ARE Biased!
- The End of The World!
- "Thinker" -OR- "Receiver"?
- "What Is TRUTH"?
- "i Have Met The Enemy"
- FATHER Help!
- 'church', 'jesus' and other buzzwords
- ALL religions ARE cults!
- "i can do nothing of my own self"!
- "The Beginning of Creation"
- "Then The END Will Come"
- The pagan catholic & christian "jesus"?
- Come out of her,MY people!
- religion's way IS anti-messiah!
- A "Born Again" experience!
- Carnal Warfare IS Religion's Way!
- Thy Will Be Done!
- "The Way of TRUTH"!
- Resist not evil? Resist the devil!
- Atheism IS a religion!
- The Enemy of GOD!
- "Our FATHER and GOD"!
- "Aliens and Pilgrims"
- Home, Home at last!