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Question 137: Does the Gospel of Oneness have anything to do with the occult?

“Occult” means hidden.  The Gospel of Oneness is very open about everything. There is no clique of people behind it.  There is no esoteric doctrine or symbolism. There is no hidden agenda. There are no rich people or corporations that are backing it for their own purposes. There is no storehouse of funds. There is no tithing system or a priestly class to oversee it. It has no worldly power at all. It doesn’t employ anyone to run the show.

There is no secret handshake, no magic, no miracles because everything is already manifesting so wondrously and the possibilities and potential for more manifestations are infinite.

There is no need for rigid doctrines or external saviors who die for your sins. There is no need to pray in a set direction or so many times per day. There is no final prophet or second coming of an external beneficent ruler. There are no idols to appease or bow down to. Your own will power is your savior, and when it is in harmony with the Divine will of the Creator you will be in bliss.

The Gospel of oneness is taken up one by one as individuals come to realize that they are connected with all life, all of creation within the One Spirit. The Gospel of Oneness is about love for all creation including ourselves. People within the Gospel of Oneness live lives of compassion, kindness, and love for all. In this question and answer format I have tried to show the many facets and approaches and ramifications of what it means to live in oneness with all life.

There is no membership roll, no organization chart, no dues to pay, no head count as to how many people are in the Gospel of Oneness, but it is open to everyone. All you need to do is realize your oneness with the One Spirit from whom Creation flows and then to live in the love and bliss of your own divinity.

My first book of 108 questions and answers about the Gospel of Oneness is available on Amazon Kindle. It will answer many of your questions about living in Oneness with all Life.

Truth is one. Sages call it by different names.
— Rig Veda (c. 4000 BC)

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
— Albert Einstein

The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe.   The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars.  Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.
— The Upanishads

Though the eye is small, the soul which sees through it is greater and vaster than all the things which it perceives. In fact, it is so great that it includes all objects, however large or numerous, within itself. For it is not so much that you are within the cosmos as that the cosmos is within you.
— Meher Baba

Love is the reflection of God’s unity in the world of duality.  It constitutes the entire significance of creation.
— Meher Baba

The human being is part of the whole, called by us the ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
— Albert Einstein

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Question 124: What is the Gospel of Oneness view on the Second Coming of Christ?

The mainstream Christian view is that Jesus Christ will personally come back at some time in the future and rule the world with a benevolent hand after he disposes of the evil doers. Christians view this coming scenario as the end of the world as we know it.  All of the righteous people will live in peace and harmony in a new world and even a new universe. The devil will be defeated for a final time and so there will be no more temptations for us.  Everything will be wonderful and we will praise God and Jesus forevermore as we live our happy lives on a beautifully restored Earth. Every generation of Christians has believed that Christ could come at any time and most likely will come in their generation.

This is a dualistic view of the coming of Christ.  It presents Jesus as an external savior who will do all the necessary work to defeat evil and establish his heavenly kingdom on Earth. All we have to do is be faithful to affirm our belief in God and in Jesus as our savior.  It is a dualistic view because it paints Jesus Christ and God as beings outside of ourselves. It is a view of separation. It is actually a view of anti-Christ that so many Christians have accepted, and thus the elect are deceived. The delusion of separation from God is an anti-Christ view. The Oneness of Life is the reality of Christ.

Christ is the intelligent Spirit of love and oneness.  We are not separate from God or Christ. How can Christ come again when he has always been here and has never left? If there is anything that can be called the Second Coming of Christ it would be when millions of people have the realization that they are one with God and Christ and always have been. They would be like millions of Christ-like people walking the Earth and thus transforming it into a peaceful and harmonious place and make it a wonderful place to take physical embodiment for maybe hundreds or thousands of years.

However, as you know, (in your Soul-Self), our true home is in the universal consciousness of Creator God. The Earth is only one livable planet in this universe. The consciousness of God is Life itself, (in all dimensions of existence), and the consciousness of God is everywhere and every where springs from the consciousness of God. So the Second Coming happens one by one as we individually come to the realization that we are one with God and that God is the only reality.


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