I cannot say that is an accurate interpretation of my comments. Anyone can say anything and claim it is authentic. And it may be as far as it goes. But everyone has a fair amount of programming and indoctrination that they likely do not recognize. Whatever programming and belief systems one holds can and often does color their insights.joe wrote:There are many Christians who will say they have experienced Christ in their lives. They won't necessarily refer to the Bible. Based on what you are proposing, one should hold what they are saying as true because they have said they experienced it directly. Of course what they describe is understood by them through the filter of Christian doctrine, so then what?
That is why what others say is 'truth' is best taken as a pointer at most and not as gospel regardless of the certainty behind it. The most reliable authority is one's own inner guidance. That said, it may have to be cultivated to get and maintain clarity. My inner guidance is no less colored by my own life experiences, as is anyone else's. A pointer can indeed be valuable, but only to the degree it awakens more direct insight withing the one considering it.
Indeed it can. It depends on the clarity one perceives their inner guidance. It's not simply on or off. It's how well one can see through the fog of their own thought and belief structures. How well they can become attuned to their own inner Source. Often those who came through a particular religious doctrine speak in context of that doctrine with some clarity that is quite insightful.There are also those who gain followers by claiming they are hearing God directly and transcribing His words for themselves and others, or who are acting on the direction of God, and what they teach or claim often corresponds to Christian doctrine.
It's also true that Law of Attraction will tend to bring the kind of understandings that one is most interested in and focused upon. Ask how does X doctrine work, and amazing insights into the doctrine tend to show up. Be careful what you ask for. The nature, intensity, and desire for answers tend to bring answers related more to the question than still greater understandings that may be available.