FAQ Tag Archives: jesus

What is the relationship between the Course and the Bible?

Q. How do you see the relationship between the Course and the Bible? A. This is a huge question, on which there can be a number of responsible and intelligent views. The main views I’m aware of are three: Total (or near-total) harmony Total (or near-total) disharmony The Course as the third testament, the third […]

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Is it right to seek guidance from sources outside the Spirit within?

Q. I find that many Course students are contacting mediums and seeking guidance from other spiritual beings. I am confused. I have always thought that the course was leading us to the Christ Spirit or Creator within. I thought we should only contact the Christ within us through meditation from which we receive our guidance. I […]

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I am having trouble accepting the Course’s view that Jesus did not suffer during the crucifixion. Can you help me?

Q. I am having trouble accepting the Course’s version of the crucifixion. I can only think that Jesus must have suffered, since the Bible mentions his anguish and his sweating drops of blood. Can you help me understand the Course’s point of view? A. For a long time I had these same concerns. Actually, what […]

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What does Jesus mean when he says “I am the teacher of the ego”?

Q. I’ve been studying the Urtext and am fascinated by the notion that Jesus is the “teacher of the ego.” I’m just wondering if you could direct me to something you’ve already written or give me some of your thoughts that perhaps you haven’t yet written about this most intriguing idea of Jesus teaching our […]

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How is meditation a collaborative venture?

Q. I am a bit puzzled by that line in the Urtext, “Meditation is a collaborative venture with God.” How do we collaborate with God through our meditations? What’s the relationship between that and being in relationship with others? A. Meditation is a collaborate venture with God in the same way that kissing is a […]

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Forgiving Jesus?

Why does Jesus repeatedly ask us in the Course to forgive him? To me, he is the epitome of innocence and perfect love, so what do I need to forgive him for?

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