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Why was that Tree in the Garden, Anyway? : Volume Revision 1

By Robertson, Joseph, Stanley

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Title: Why was that Tree in the Garden, Anyway? : Volume Revision 1  
Author: Robertson, Joseph, Stanley
Volume: Volume Revision 1.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, Biblical interpretation
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Why was that tree in the garden, anyway? Stan Robertson spent his adult life trying to understand what the Bible really was saying. He decided to approach the subject with an open mind and let the Bible itself tell him rather than depending on what tradition says that it means. His book reaches unorthodox conclusions based on well developed and thoroughly justified analyses. His understanding helps reconcile many of the disconnects in traditional views. For instance, how is it that the Lord God of the Old Testament is harsh, demanding, violent, unforgiving, jealous, and destructive while the God of the New Testament is Love? This book develops the idea that each person is a duality of Spirit and flesh, and relates this to scripture. The Spiritual man and the carnal man are separated and the carnal man is subject to the Law while the Spiritual man cannot sin.

Summary
Stan says in the key word description: “Justifies a new way of understanding the New Testament that shows that Jesus did complete His prophesied mission. He did free our eternal spiritual being from all that has bound us since the beginning of our earthly history. He did this not only for Christians but for the whole world.”

Excerpt
We Christians, as long as we feel that we must keep the Ten Commandments, are shut out of knowing the benefits of grace. Keeping the law demands all of man’s attention leaving no time for anything else. This maintains the veil over our hearts. “The letter kills but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6). Even though Paul repeatedly says that we are not under the Law, we feel guilty. Guilt steals our freedom and our knowing the benefits of grace and the Divine Love that comes with it. The Commandments give opportunity for the false accuser to accuse us falsely. Then we accept the false accusation of sin and guilt. From that point on, it is our own conscience that condemns us, and thus, our own thought-power is used against our own selves. The result is depression or sickness or a feeling of being empty, useless. This latter result prevents our praying. We cannot follow both the Law and the Spirit. We cannot serve two masters.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents (Note: For a professional review of the first edition of this book, please go to: http://reviewservice.blogspot.com/) Introduction Chapter 1: The Prayer and the Mission of Christ Jesus 1 Separating the Spirit from the Flesh 19 The Purpose of Spirit Is to Lead Us to the Truth 29 Jesus of Nazareth: Flesh or Spirit, Man or God? 36 Satan the Antichrist, Imprisoning Deceiver 54 Who Was Responsible for Jesus’ Death? 60 David Prophesied Crucifixion Not Practiced in His Time 61 The Parable of the Prodigal Son and Predestination 62 Chapter 2: The Mission of St. Paul 67 Faith Overcoming Flesh 71 The Importance of One’s True Intent 77 Walking Our Path Out of the Flesh Daily 84 Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Redemption 92 Guilty Feelings Erased 98 The Carnal Mind 102 Paul’s Explanation of the Status of the Christian 108 Turn Loose of the Commandments? 110 To Spirit, the Spirit, the Spirit Is Sacred— To Flesh, the Flesh, the Flesh Is Sacred 112 Spirit-Given Conviction Instead of Logic 116 Genesis and the Law xxx Did God Change From the Old to the New Testament? xxx Your Eternal Life: No Beginning and No End 118 Chapter 3: The Bible 122 Present-day Use and Understanding of the Bible 122 The Allegorical Message of Moses and Joshua 125 The Value of the Bible if Seen as an Allegory 127 Genesis and the Law 128 Did God change from the Old to the New Testament? 137 The Sacrifices of Today Are Actually Gain 150 Old Testament Battles, New Testament Warfare 156 Becoming Proactive in the Warfare of St. Paul 159 Verses Emphasizing Mind 169 Christians and Jews 171 Christianity 177 What Are the Characteristics of Love? 186 The Nature of the Spiritual Man in This World 187 The Difference between Petros and Petra 188 Chapter 4: Heaven 193 Again We See the Dream-like Nature of the Man of Flesh 200 Prayer 214 Summarizing the New Testament 229 Chapter 5: Mind, Matter, and Christianity 239 Jung, Christian Gnostics, and the Spiritual Being of Cornish 248 The Discovery and Significance of the Nag Hammadi Library 252 Spiritual Children Lost in an Illusory Material World 253 Medical Doctors 263 The Scientists’ View of this World of Flesh 273 Closing Thoughts 287 The Background of This Book 303

 

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