Comment: I find many of your comments very interesting.

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I find many of your comments very interesting.

Also the quotation you have from Teilhard de Chardin in your sig line. I read two of his books forty years ago and they were influential in leading me to the Lord Jesus Christ.

I agree with much of what you say about the institutional churches, they have much to answer for. I personally left the religious system fourteen years ago.

You are obviously spiritually sensitive and in much of what you are saying I can hear myself four or five decades ago. I have come a long way since then and much of the way has been fairly convoluted rather than straightforward. There has however always been a clear direction from within and this is becoming stronger.

About twelve years ago I had a powerful impression that the Kingdom of God was drawing near to physical manifestation and I have followed that leading to discover more and to develop a deeper relationship with the Father in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. This is of course an inward journey and much of what the Bible teaches is directed towards this Way since the Father in the Son is our Life within and the source of all knowledge, understanding and wisdom.

While it is true that the Christian religious systems have held Christians in captivity for centuries it is also true that even within these structures our Lord has always had His people with whom and in whom He has been been building His Kingdom. His Kingdom is a people in whom and through whom He will restore His Creation. This is and always has been His Plan and Purpose and it all began in the Garden of Eden with the decision of our first parents to partake of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (not the Tree of Knowledge as you called it). This act set in motion our Father's Redemptive Plan which culminated in the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. Since then the Kingdom of God has been advancing.

It was always our Father's intention that Adam and Eve should fall. This is why He sent the serpent into the Garden to tempt Eve. This is why He dug the pit into which they both fell. In the Law that He later gave to Moses it is written why He did this. By doing so He made Himself liable to recompense us all and to give us in return the very best He had. This "best" is His Life and fellowship with Himself in His Son as His sons and daughters in the New Creation that includes dominion over both Heaven and Earth and not simply the Earth.

As you have intuited we are becoming God. To say that we are now God is tantamount to saying that a caterpillar IS a butterfly. Potentially yes but not yet. God became a Man so that Man might become God. However to do this right we must follow the Way created for us. This may not be the way mapped out by the institutional churches but they have in many if not most cases indicated the entrance into it. They just haven't followed through, being satisfied as they were with the fleshpots of Babylon. Now however the call is to "come out of her my people" and to seek the Lord while He may be found. The next great event in the Plan of God for humanity is the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:18-25). They will rule the Creation in order to restore all things as stated by the apostle Peter.

Acts 3:21 "This one heaven must receive until the time all things are restored, which God declared from times long ago through his holy prophets."

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)