> To me, God is very mysterious, and I need all the
> help I can get from the Holy Spirit to even sense
> I am close to Him. That's why I need the examples
> and instructions of Jesus for guidance.
> I recognize forces of evil, but I certainly don't
> associate them with God.
The Jesus most know is not worthy of respect thanks to his poor moral views and policies.
The Jesus I know is the one I hope you are talking about as he is definitely worthy.
He want to free you from religions and traditions while the Jesus you likely know wants to slave you to them.
Your Jesus is spoken of in this link.
I especially dislike his no divorce for women and substitutional punishment policies.
Are you meditating or fasting?
That is what the Jesus I know says is how to use him as your mantra. He speaks like these quotes that your church will never quote to you.
Here is the real way to salvation that Jesus taught.
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
John 14:23 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.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Allan Watts explain those quotes in detail.
Joseph Campbell shows the same esoteric ecumenist idea in this link.
The bible just plainly says to put away the things of children. The supernatural and literal reading of myths.
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