Originally Posted by SolInvictus
Like anyone, I follow my heart in relation to facts & logic to form a belief system. Like Nathan said in a previous post, I follow where the Spirit leads.
When I was in the fundamentalist mindset (yes, I was one long ago), life was broke down into: sin, unworthy, absolutes good/bad; however, I came soon to realize that life does not function in absolutes. The universal meanings & stories of sacred texts are found within each & the Bible, in my opinion, is not the sole source of positive spiritual guidance & teachings.
If you get the chance, read these other texts. Hindus have the Bhagavad Gita (Song of the Lord), Upanishads, and the Vedas. These are beautiful texts & describe a close personal relationship with God. The Dhammapada of Buddhism is similar to the New Testament in the Bible in that they share a common sharing of the message for universal compassion, tolerance, and love.
The problem therein develops how can they all be wrong/right? Why would God only have one source of texts to enlighten/teach others?
Only one book contains the path of salvation.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me." -John 14:6