"For sure, should man experience a true revelation of God, he would be hard put to find it in scripture – because he’d be out of any anthropomorphic personification and all the images it conjures. To interpret metaphors and personifications of God as Truth is literally the death-knell of any authentic revelation of God. While metaphors and analogies have their place, people must be warned not to take them as the literal Truth of anything – this is how people make God a god. The problem with personified metaphors is their becoming so mentally concretized and imbedded in people’s minds, they are virtually handed down from one generation to the next like original sin.The Real Christ, Father-Son Problem
"God, of course, does not depend on scripture for the Truth of anything. For some people, however, God has to be in accord with their scriptures, otherwise God doesn’t exist – because God could never reveal anything outside or apart from the ‘book’. If people thought God actually revealed what is not in their ‘book’, they could never believe it. This is how scripture works not only to box God in, but to box people in."
Thursday, March 3, 2016
God is Beyond Scripture