Friday, January 1, 2010

'Tis (Still) the Season - The Christ Is NOT a Person???

Well, in my web browsing this morning...I visited a forum called Now For You Forum.  I am a member there...but mainly lurk.  This morning, on a whim, I clicked on the forum's icon on my AOL "carousal" aka "bookmarks bar" and after a short meander around the site, I came upon the following intriguing thread, The Christ is NOT a person....

Hmmmm...I know that Christ means "the anointed" and is not (as Keith has said to me numerous times) Jesus' last name.  Pondering how this relates to being "in Christ" is beyond the scope of this post.  I read that there are 88 occurrences of the term "in Christ" in the New Testament.  Again beyond the scope of this post, but might make an interesting series of posts at some point in the future. 

The thread on the Now forum was about the book, The Christ is NOT a Person available on Amazon and all over the place, including Google Books which offers a limited preview (the happy medium between "snippet view" and "full view")  I also found the author's (J.C. Tefft) website which gives a lot of information about the book, including excerpts, reviews, summary and a link to an ongoing series of podcasts where the author discusses the teachings in the book.  The following from the website:

Listen in each week from November, 2009 through February, 2010, as JC takes you on an evolutionary journey through time. Shows are archived, so you can listen to your show of choice at any time.

Some of the titles include:

Who Wrote Biblical Scripture?  Is it Fact, Fiction, or Both?

The Advent of Man, as Metaphorically represented by Adam and Eve

and several others that deal with:

  • What is true faith – not Jewish, Christian, or Muslim faith, but true faith? What is the nature of revelation and insight? We’ll explore how the Biblical stories of Abraham and Jacob reveal an ever-growing deepening of an awareness within Man that is above and beyond the self, as seen through the lens of the ancient mind.
  • How did Moses become the first Hebrew priest and prophet? Was Moses a miracle worker, or an enlightened being who was largely misunderstood in his own time?

I haven't listened to any of the podcasts, although I would like to...and may.  Anyone who listens to the podcasts are encouraged to post comments below.  Or anyone who happens to read the book...

The book has been endorsed by Eckhart Tolle, by the way. 

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