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87. The alternative to death

Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 2983 words 13 mins 15 secs

In this world, death is inevitable. This is a scientific and metaphysical fact. Entropy guarantees the end of the universe. It's all going to die.

"Without the idea of death there is no world."

Meanwhile, since it seems that...

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86. Life or death, it's your choice

Friday, Mar 17, 2023 1523 words 6 mins 46 secs

"What COULD you choose between, but life or death, waking or sleeping, war or peace, your dream or your reality?"

There is only one choice in the world. Not a million choices. Not a million scenarios. Not a million...

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85. Choosing away from death

Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 964 words 4 mins 17 secs1 comments

Recently I had a doctor telling me that death was going to be the only way forward. Dr Death, death's representative, told me that my wife had only a 1% chance of living and that I should end her...

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84. The Holy Spirit resurrects us into eternal life

Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 919 words 4 mins 5 secs

"To the ego, the goal is death, which IS its end. But to the Holy Spirit, the goal is life, which HAS no end."

If you imagine that heaven is level 1, above, and earth is level 2, below,...

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83. The world has no hope to offer you

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 2092 words 9 mins 17 secs

The world in and of itself is completely hopeless. You think it isn't. You think there are ways it can work out. You think there is hope to be had. And most likely you have confused a more positive...

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82. You do not want the world

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 1579 words 7 mins 1 secs

It is critical to recognize this fundamental truth about the world. It is true of the world, it is true of every part of the world, of every world, every planet, every galaxy, and every part of space and...

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81. The darkness no-one wants to look at - everything in the world is hopeless

Monday, Jan 09, 2023 1969 words 8 mins 45 secs1 comments

Ok so Jesus lets the cat out of the bag in the section titled "The real alternative." Here he speaks of how utterly disappointing and hopeless the world is. He talks of how all the world's roads lead to...

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80. Time is death

Friday, Dec 30, 2022 1155 words 5 mins 8 secs

"This is the world of time, where all things end."

This should be fairly easy to understand. Time is the idea that what seems to be here now, cannot remain. It must change. It must stop being what it...

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79. Invulnerability to death

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1068 words 4 mins 44 secs

Being vulnerable in itself isn't a bad thing. To be vulnerable is to be exposed and open to something. Able to be affected by it. If you expose yourself to God openly you would resurrect into eternal life and...

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78. You made-up death and you can undo it

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022 1457 words 6 mins 28 secs

"Life and death seem to be opposites because you have decided death ends life."

"you made death, and it is but illusion of an end."

"Miracles make time and tide wait for all men. They can heal the sick...

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77. The world was designed to die

Monday, Jul 18, 2022 949 words 4 mins 13 secs1 comments

The passages below are pretty intense (each is from different parts of the course). They're basically saying that EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS DESTINED TO DIE. And that isn't an easy thing to comprehend yet alone accept. And if...

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76. The mark of death is upon the world

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022 2687 words 11 mins 56 secs

"You do not really want the world you see, for it has disappointed you since time began. The homes you built have never sheltered you. The roads you made have led you nowhere, and no city that you built has...

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75. Forgiving the world of sin and death

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 2162 words 9 mins 36 secs

Originally, the only existence was in Heaven. But in the separation, we opposed heaven and made an opposite state of mind. This state of mind then projected an opposite world, rooted in the idea of death (opposition to eternal...

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74. The two paths - death and resurrection

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 1278 words 5 mins 40 secs

In this world, all things lead to death. It's as though a missile has been fired, flying through the sky, and hurtling toward the ground. There is a sense of inevitability of decay, that everything will just gradually erode...

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73. Giving your power away is death

Monday, Sep 13, 2021 1278 words 5 mins 40 secs

When you move away from love, you move away from power. Love is power. God is love. God is power.

Moving away from love you move into fear. Fear is powerlessnses. It's the attempt to have no power. It's the attempt...

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72. Immortal beings keep trying to die

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2021 421 words 1 mins 52 secs

We are immortal beings. But we keep trying to prove that we're not.That's what all the activities of the world are about. All the sickness and suffering. All the death. All the guilt and fear. It's all people trying to...

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71. Overcoming death through vertical resurrection

Friday, May 28, 2021 1884 words 8 mins 22 secs

In this world, it SEEMS that death is linear, ie horizontal. You make a passage through time, the body gradually malfunctions, and eventually it dies. This seems to mean that death is the final result of life, at the end...

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70. Those who are sick are trying to die, but they don't deserve to

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 856 words 3 mins 48 secs

Anyone who is sick, is trying to kill themselves.

That's the harsh truth of it.

"Sickness is but a little death."

"Sickness where guilt is absent cannot come, ***for it is but another form of guilt***."

ALL sickness, is induced by guilt. And guilt...

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69. The fear of death

Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 866 words 3 mins 50 secs

If you were not afraid of death, you would remember God. The fear is death is a reaction to the belief in death. And the belief in death is an attempt to give reality, truth, life, will, power and mind,...

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68. The impossible world of death

Monday, Jan 11, 2021 1121 words 4 mins 58 secs

I was watching a little bug crawling along the edge of the floor. I noticed how its "design" was going to mean it had a certain short amount of time to live, to crawl around trying to find food, likely...

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