A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts
Dr. Andrew Wilson, Editor
International Religious Foundation, 1991
This book represents the seed of a global revolution in mainstream religion.
It brings together the most profound and time-tested truths of every major religion in the world, accomplishing this with grace, purity, and vigor.
Its methods are profound and elegant, and can withstand critical scrutiny by every lover of Truth, Spirit, or God, from any culture, anywhere.
The most significant fact of religion today is that truth must become global, overcoming the insularity and idiosyncrasy of local and parochial tradition.
Influences from every culture must fuse in an understanding broad and strong enough for us all.
As one planet teeming with diversity, we evolve into a new millennium. World Scripture is the emerging foundation for a spiritually transformed and illuminated global culture.
– Bruce Schuman, Santa Barbara CA
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There’s a lot of injustice and suffering on the planet today. Iraq, Darfur,
Palestine, terrorism, global warming, economic woes and social injustice.
Much of the trouble is rooted in how we think, which in turn is influenced
by religion. Much war and oppression is committed in the name of God.
People everywhere are looking for God to provide a way out of our troubles…
Romans 8:19, Paul; The creation waits in eager expectation
for the sons [and daughters] of God to be revealed [salvation].”
Balance must be restored to an out of balance world. The purpose of this book
is to heal religious division and strife.
Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus;
13 Enter through the narrow gate.
For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,
and many enter through it.
14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,
and only a few find it.”
We must find this narrow gate. The broad road of traditional theologies
has led to thousands of years of division and war, not peace. Humanity is
heading toward a grim, awful, Doomsday—Armageddon. There are two paths.
One leads to peace and life, the other to destruction.
Deuteronomy 30:19, Moses;
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you
that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.
Now choose life, so that you and your children may live”…
According to the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and others,
each religion is a sacred piece of the larger Divine Message. Black Elk, a Native
American prophet, was given a vision of this unity which he called the “Sacred Hoop”…
“Black Elk Speaks”, p.33, Black Elk;
“…And while I stood there I saw more than I can understand
and I understood more than I saw;
for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit,
and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people
was one of many hoops that made one circle,
wide as daylight and as starlight,
and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree
to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.
And I saw that it was holy.”
What was seen by a Native American prophet was also seen by an Israelite
prophet named Isaiah, who used these words to describe it:
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness.
The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way;
wicked fools will not go about on it.”
The “narrow gate” and “highway” is a path to interfaith harmony called the
“Way of Holiness”. The “Way of Holiness” is a spiritual methodology connecting the
holy books of all religions. It applies to all four religions mentioned previously and
also Buddhism, Baha’i’, Native American traditions, Earth-based religions, and others.
It includes Science and common sense. The “Way of Holiness” is founded upon the
belief that God, a.k.a. “Great Spirit”, “Yahweh”, the “Father”, “Allãh”, “Krishna”, and
other names, spoke to all peoples. God is present now, in the past—and everywhere.
Psalm 100:1, 3;
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
People following the “Way of Holiness” and “Sacred Hoop” read sacred books and
oral traditions of different religions as being different letters written by the same
Person. When we read a letter from a friend, we interpret the content in a way that
matches our friend’s personality traits. God’s personal characteristics are described
in scripture. Sacred books should be interpreted in a manner consistent with these
characteristics. This aids us in determining proper context and whether literal or
figurative language is being used.
The “Way of Holiness” and the “Sacred Hoop” follow the directions written in
the sacred texts for how they’re to be read, including the use of figurative language.
When we do this we discover God left a slender, yet clearly visible thread connecting
all spiritualities. This connection opens a spiritual gate allowing the holy spirit to leap
across illusionary religious divides, bringing peace and equality across race, religion,
and gender. Those who choose not to see inter-connection are free to do so.
Egocentric refusal to see inter-connection actually balances the Sacred Hoop,
keeping it vibrant and flexible. However, refusal to acknowledge these principles
comes at a cost. Just as when a person chooses to sulk they shut out happiness,
people who reject the “Way of Holiness” and “Sacred Hoop” are rejecting the long
anticipated “Rapture” of the Church. They’ll miss experiencing what the following
2 Peter 1:19;
And we have the word of the prophets made more certain,
and you will do well to pay attention to it,
as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns
and the morning star rises in your hearts.”
God spoke to all His/Her children. In order to teach us unity, God put special
treasures of knowledge in each sacred teaching. We must share this knowledge
or we’ll never reach our highest potential. Our survival as a race depends on it.
Native Americans need the Bible and Christians need Native American spirituality.
Both need Hinduism and Islam, and Hindus and Muslims need Native American
spirituality and the Bible. No one needs a twisted form of theology that divides,
persecutes, and causes war. A theology that interprets the sacred books of
different religions in a way that reconciles with sacred books of other religions
is needed. God’s sacred Messages transmitted over time make the most sense
when they’re read together like a continuing dialogue from the same “Person”.
May God’s spirit open your heart to this knowledge and bring you and mankind
blessings and peace.
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