Dec
02

Is Obama a Christian?

Living Sacraments: The Christian Mystics & The Inner Journey To God |  Contemplative Light

First of all, here are a couple of dictionary definitions of the word ‘mystic’ and mysticism. The first definitions are from Collins English Dictionary and the second set of definitions are from The Concise Oxford Dictionary: “mystic: to a mystery; to secret religious rites; symbolical of spir mystical teachings of jesus itual truth; strange; – n one who believes in mysticism; one who seeks to have direct contact with the divine by way of spiritual ecstasy and contemplation. Mysticism: the doctrine of the mystics who seek direct communion with God; study of the spiritual experience; obscurity of doctrine hence mystification. Mystic: 1. Spiritually allegorical; occult; esoteric; of hidden meaning; mysterious; mysterious and awe-inspiring. 2. One who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain union with or absorption into the deity, or who believes in spiritual apprehension of truths beyond the understanding, hence mysticism n.”

Now before I start I would like to suggest to you a study of my recent article here at Ezines entitled: “What is THE MYSTERY of Mystery Babylon The Great?” in order to gain a new sense of what THE MYSTERY is. Mysticism, whether Christian or otherwise, is other things as well, but the above article will give you new understanding with regards to the origins of everything mysterious, ministerial, and mystical.

OK, back to those dictionary definitions and, straight away, we can see that there appears to be a contradiction in these definitions or there are two meanings to the same word. What are they? First we have a link to the occult and the esoteric which, as we know, is the work of the Devil. Then we have “symbolical of spiritual truth,” not Spiritual Truth proper, but only spiritual symbolism. However, when we look more closely there actually aren’t two meanings and there is no contradiction at all. In order to prove what I am saying, is true, we need to be able to identify the give away signs in these two definitions that reveal mystics for what they are and, reveal mysticism for what it is – the works of The Devil.