WALKING SPIRITUALLY

2019 10-08

What Really Matters

 

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

When it comes down to God and life and what we believe it really isn’t that complicated. I’m not going to pull any punches and what I am saying applies to anyone, anywhere, any denomination and whether you are a Christian or not it is still the truth. Don’t expect a list of do’s and don’t’s either. Those never work. They are like New Year’s resolutions. I am tired of sincere people who want to live for God that are rattled, confused and spiritually schizophrenic. It is time to unmask, decode and expose what is truth and what is error. And it isn’t about religion. Religion has historically kept the truth from people and sat on its ivory throne high above the people and used its interpretation of scriptures to rule the masses.

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2019 08-27

WINNING THE BATTLE FOR OUR MIND

 

By Benjamin Raven Pressley
Fear, sadness, even depression are the battles we all seem to fight on some level everyday of our lives. Sometimes it is worse from person to person and day to day. Sometimes there are legitimate medical reasons like chemical imbalance, malfunctioning glands like the thyroid and probably lots of others that can contribute to fear, sadness and depression. That being said though as human beings just trying to live must realize there is always a spiritual side to things, a spiritual warfare that contributes to these things. We may or may not can deal with the medical issues related to the problems we have but we can deal with the spiritual and mental issues that exasperate a situation.
To survive and be victorious over fear and sadness there are four areas we need to work on: (more…)

2019 07-25

FAITH

FAITH

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

     I think most people when they think about faith they think of it being a religious thing and often use the word as a noun as in “My faith is such and such church”. But faith is so much more. You need not even be part of a certain religion to have faith. Faith is certainly spoke of and defined in various ways among these religions and most consider it integral and vital to their belief system. (more…)

2019 06-15

Seriously, Did Jesus Really Exist?

 

 

Does history indeed record that Jesus actually lived? Is there evidence besides the Bible that he existed. How about we limit our eyewitness accounts to Hostile Non-Biblical Pagan Accounts? 

 

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2019 03-12

“That They May Be One…”

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

 

The very word ‘COMMUNITY’ broken down into parts ‘COMM’ and ‘UNITY’ seems to even beckon us to come into unity. Why is this so difficult for the Body of Christ? If one answers this question honestly it has to be admitted that it is due to selfishness and pride.
The church did not start out this way. In fact it was not even born until they had come together in one mind and one accord and in one place (Acts 2:1-3)…. (more…)

2019 02-13

How Does It All Fit Together?

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

Since the dawn of all creation, there has been a struggle in the ether to maintain a balance, the Great Balance. What is the ether of which I speak? The ether is that which is all about us and in every living thing. It is a vast invisible ocean that fills us all with life and connects us to the Creator. Within it there are often storms but it is always filled with the ripples caused by each created being’s choices good and evil and even those things that are basically neither good nor evil. The most peaceful and enlightened among us still send forth a steady ripple, an energy that stabilizes the instability in the ether. We are all connected. All we do affects every other thing. Our actions cause the greatest ripples of all but have no doubt our very thoughts also affect all living things and all creation. For all actions are preceded by thoughts. Potential actions present themselves every day to the courtroom of our minds to be tried by us, then we make our choices. It all begins with a thought. Some would say there are some things that affect our world more than others and it may seem so but the reality is every thought, every action, every choice has no less effect than another. How can it? We are all created and began as a thought in the Creator’s great mind. What is this ether?
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2018 12-14

Depression

“It comes from nowhere yet comes from everywhere.  Like seething cauldrons of oil dumped upon your head burning your face, burning your body.  You scream in agony to anyone who will deliver you from the pain, but there is no deliverance.  Those you know then descend upon you and say “Here is your deliverance” and drive the shafts of their blades deep into your soul.  You draw yourself deep inside.  You close your eyes, but this does not shut out the blood as it runs down your arms and chest and drips onto your feet.  Naked you crawl away and under a crevice in the wall that is too tall to climb.  But you are not hidden because the eyes of your own shame stare down upon you condemning you for what you are.  There is no relief…only temporary rests in between knowing at any moment its attack will be upon you again….You crawl into a fetal position and imagine you are safe inside away from a world you wish you had never known.”

    Wow, that is quite a description of depression! I should know because I wrote it many years ago,

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2018 10-30

I Am Not A Christian

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

    I know the title to this article is going to freak some of you out…but hear me out. I am neither pagan, Christian, Buddhist or any religious label. I find strength in many philosophies. I also have learned though at the core of them all is the one creator who bridged the gap of righteousness and spirituality in the expression of himself as Jesus Christ. Jesus’ words and teachings fulfill every religious and spiritual pursuit if a sincere seeker of truth will listen with his own ears rather than the voice of religion. (more…)

2018 09-19

“But You’re Not Supposed To Judge”

By Benjamin Raven Pressley
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Mathew 7:1) IS ONE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD AND ABUSED SCRIPTURES IN BIBLE. Read the whole verse in context. Go ahead read it Matthew 7:1-5. It says “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

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2018 08-08

True Spirituality

    What is true spirituality any way? Is it being religious and committed to a certain religion? Is it being a space cadet anything goes as long as it sounds deep and esoteric? (more…)

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