“When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13)
The Gospel of Jesus is the one taught by Jesus and his Apostles as they worked together during the time of our Master’s sojourn in the flesh. It emphasized the great truth that the Kingdom of God resides within us, just as God has chosen to take up residence in the minds and hearts of those who have the capacity to appreciate his presence. Jesus described the personal relationship with God, not merely as one of creator to creature, but as that of a loving parent with a child.
We experience a new luminosity just as we are born of the Spirit into our larger family. This collection of works by Enthusiasts within the Jesusonian Fellowship is just a sample from the larger conversation we are having in the hope that a new revelation of Jesus will conquer an empire of materialistic secularism and overthrow the world sway of mechanistic naturalism.
In those unusual cases in which “spirit” is sharply defined in Western scriptures or teachings and distinguished from the soul, it refers to an otherworldly entity or pre-existent “divine spark” that abides within us as a gift from a higher being. In ancient times many Gnostic sects posited an indwelling pneuma that was trapped in the physical world, but perhaps the purest version of this notion emerges much later in liberal Quakerism, with its teaching of the “inward light,” re-baptized in the late nineteenth century as the “inner light” by the popular Quaker writer Rufus Jones. By some interpretations, it may also be said that traditional Chinese religion distinguished soul from the spirit, as yang and yin. The Egyptians at times distinguished the ka and the ba; the soul (ba) was not usually believed to be pre-existent, only the ka. The Egyptian Book of the Dead describes the judgment and then ascent of the ba into the next world without requiring a return to earth—a primitive version of our concept of an ascending personal soul. — Byron Belitsos
Curriculum Focus – Keynote Addresses
This collection includes the first seven Keynote Addresses, given by the Aevia Group’s Founder and Lead Trustee, to inspire the building of a next generation university in tandem with a benevolent ministry.