The Old Testament asserts that we cannot “see” God’s face and live. (Exodus 33:20)

Paul, in the New Testament, however, says: “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully even as I am fully known.” 1 Cor.13:12

How resolve this inter-testamental paradox?

I think the Old Testament was talking about “egos” – false selves that “die,” that is, become extinguished in any “direct” encounter with God. The New Testament, on the other hand, is talking about human beings who’ve been “born again” spiritually – when it becomes possible for a human spirit to actually engage with God’s Spirit directly because, qualitatively, and at the right place and right time, the two can overlap.

Even the briefest glimpse of God gets us “soaked” by Joy –

If God is Love, then, when we’re loving, even if only for a moment,
That’s when we experience God –
Not as a matter of belief, but of lived life.

Love is the aspect of God that resides inside us (Immanent) while Truth is the aspect of God that’s found outside us (Transcendent).

Experiencing the joy of God as a holy fountain inside us –
While having faith in a transcendent God
Who gifts us with significance, context, and meaning –

Turns out to be Heaven for most human beings!


Jesus didn’t die in order to establish a worldwide religious institution named for himself –
He died so that you and everyone else in the world could experience being “born again” –
If that’s what we want –
Which means follow in God’s “Spirit”
Instead of obsessing about our usual material concerns.

Jesus died establishing Love, Truth, Justice,
And, yes, even Beauty –
As the principal attributes of the Holy Spirit – that is, of “God”.

Jesus didn’t die in order to establish a priestly profession
Or so that tens of thousands of church buildings might be built –
He didn’t die for Torah or the New Testament either –
He died so that people could become free
To live their lives for God instead of their ego selves.

Jesus died illustrating for us the kind of courage
Required from vulnerable human beings who are presently living in this world –
He died, in essence, demonstrating the kind of spiritual freedom
That’s available to a “child of God”.
Jesus showed us all a new way to live –
But humanity refused his gift and quickly re-established its old ways –
Asserting – against common sense and everything Jesus taught –
That following the dictates of a vast religious establishment
Could actually make us free.

Since the church Constantine founded (along with its offshoots)
Has devolved into something like a Twenty First Century sociological fossil
That continues to take up too much of the space and time
People need to become spiritually free –

I think
Society now needs to flip –

Open up its previously closed male-designed spiritual doors –
And welcome the purest girl in the world
On her way to becoming the first Southern Hemisphere Avatar
Who’ll be able to respond to God’s call for someone to spiritually refresh the world
And provide us with a previously undiscovered spiritual vision that will change everything –
Just like Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed once did –
Someone who’ll lovingly call God down to earth.

So where are you little one?