The path of Science and the Mind and the path of Spirituality and the Heart. Jesus advocated for the latter. The narrow path. The narrow gate, the kingdom of God, symbolizing the realm of the Heart, which few have the courage to enter as they fear going to the place of all that pain, as the children of Israel feared ascending the mount. But as there is physical pain with physical birth, there is spiritual/emotional pain with spiritual birth. The busier we can keep our mind, the less time we have to think about how we feel, which is exactly what these Science-Mind doctrines do. They serve to keep us distracted just long enough to keep us from entering the kingdom of God while we are still on this side, which closes our opportunity for entering it on the other side. “On earth as it is in heaven.” These Science-Mind religious doctrines fall under the church of THYATIRA, which, according to the revelation of Jesus Christ we are to overcome, all of which can be traced back to the religious foundation laid by Paul, not the spiritual foundation laid by Jesus, leading one down the wide path, entering the wide gate, which leads to a spiritual destruction with regard to the soul by preventing its healing, development, or ascension.
“And unto the angel of the church in THYATIRA write; These things saith the Son of God… I know thy works… Nothwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess to teach and seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols…” Jezebel was the wife of Ahab, king of Israel. A king symbolizes a spirit, and Israel symbolizes the Mind... It is the king of Israel, symbolizing the spirit of the Mind that is giving power to these beliefs, disciplines, or practices. The spirit of the Mind is the ego, which like confusion, can be attributed to Paul. Thyatira is an extension of the third church, having gown out of the New Age movement. I would call this new movement the Science-Mind or Science-Enlightenment movement, which emerged between the 90’s and the new millennium. It took new scientific ideas of the revolution that occurred in the late seventeenth to eighteenth century and combined them with elements of the Christian religion of the west and elements of the traditions of the east, producing an amalgamated belief... read more
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4. This is the time of the end, in which knowledge is increasing with the help of the internet. But that doesn’t mean that all the knowledge is profitable with respect to the healing, purification, or salvation of the soul. The majority of it is preventing it! It is up to the individual to separate the wheat from the chaff. “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” Daniel 12:10.