Friday, September 1, 2017

Faith Versus Works

The following is an interesting dialogue between a researcher and William LePar's spiritual source, The Council.

Questioner: This sort of skirts that faith versus works issue that a lot of churches debate. Can you have faith without works? Are you saved by faith or are you saved by works?

The Council: Oh, we hear a lot of religious rhetoric this evening.

Questioner: Well, we just saw the movie "Luther."

The Council: If you have faith, you are going to have works. If you have works, you eventually will have faith. Are we dodging your question?

Questioner: No.

The Council: One cannot go without the other. One cannot be without the other. It is just a question of which is going to come first with the individual. It is like changing yourself. As it was mentioned earlier, garbage in, garbage out. Good in, good out. If you do not have faith, doing things of a goodly nature will stimulate that faith. Having faith will stimulate good deeds. You cannot have one without the other. It is just a question which will manifest first with an individual. Does that answer the question?

Questioner: Yes, it just makes me wonder why religious people have been arguing about this off and on for hundreds of years?

The Council: Well, that is one of the problems with man and his interpretation of God. He refuses to bring himself up to God's level. He constantly wants to drag God down to his level. Make God in man's image. That is impossible. That is impossible. When you do that, then you have mass murders in the name of God, which is a gross offense to Him, a gross offense. What makes the difference what you call your God? As long as you recognize that there is a Divine Presence and you have been conceived and given birth by that Divine Presence, period, end of discussion. No need for anything else. It is insignificant, immaterial, what you call the Father of your essence. You can call Him anything you choose. You can say He looks like anything you choose. It is not important. What is important is that you realize that all of you, all of us on this side, recognize only one Divine Presence. Of course, we have the benefit of not having a body, so we really do not see each other in terms of a figure, so to speak, or a carcass or container, so to speak. We see the love and the quality of that love, which in itself has a very defined body, not to your understanding, unfortunately, unfortunately.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Situations Where Bravery is Needed - Part 2

This expands on the previous posting from William LePar's spiritual source, The Council.

Questioner: Back to this idea of bravery and standing up for what you believe in. When there are beliefs that you hold strongly and everybody else around you does not, but you can see that they would be beneficial if the other people did, does that come with time when you know when it is right to speak out about it or are you committing a sin of omission by not speaking out about it?

The Council: Sometimes we speak louder simply by our actions. Do you understand?

Questioner: Yes.

The Council: The strongest voice you could have is your actions. Sometimes the weakest voice is talking about it. Do you understand?

Questioner: Yes.

The Council: Let your life be your voice. Let your life be your example. Others will see. They will probably choose your advice much quicker by seeing you live it than by you talking to them about it. Of course, if they ask you a question, naturally you will give them an answer. You see?

Questioner: The truth, you will give them the truth.

The Council: Yes, of course.

Questioner: I was just wondering because there have been a couple times when Bill has said don't bring yourself any unnecessary grief about mentioning some things to other people. Say, for example, my pastor at church.

The Council: That is true. Why create yourself any unnecessary problems? Live your life. You do not have to tell people what your beliefs are. Live them. They will see it, but they will see it in a way that they can understand. Words sometimes can be confrontational. Do you understand?

Questioner: Yes, I do.

The Council: If you live what you profess to believe, you eliminate the sermons, thereby eliminating the misunderstanding or the offensive words because of ignorance on the part of some people.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Situations Where Bravery is Needed - Part 1

Questioner: You said it takes great bravery to be a true child of God, when you use the word "bravery," are you referring to "bravery" as in life-threatening situations or are you referring to "bravery" as in a person standing against popular concept, popular social beliefs, so that they are following the path of God?

The Council: Well, let us say, we are speaking more of the second example that you have given, the internal strength of standing up for one's standards, the Divine Principles, although there are times when physical bravery runs hand in hand with the internal bravery. Do you understand?

Questioner: OK, thank you.

The Council: Sometimes, let us go to an example that most people could relate to. Suppose a child is in a burning building and someone runs and rescues the child, and that individual loses their life. That takes great bravery, but before that kind of bravery can be demonstrated, the internal bravery of one who has high standards must exist someplace within that individual for them to have a high enough conscience to be able to risk their lives for someone else. So, one cannot go without the other in the example we have given you. But, how fortunate the majority of mankind is that it is not necessary for them to risk their life and limb to prove their worthiness spiritually.

Questioner: Council, you gave the example of running into a building and giving up your life to save somebody. Isn't there a lot more realistic ways to give your life for somebody, just like taking care of somebody for their life or something like that?

The Council: Well, certainly, certainly. That is another badge of bravery. We gave that as an extreme, but it is an extreme. There are many ways of giving your life for someone else. Dedication to another individual. When you make a commitment to an individual, you are basically giving your life up for them. So, there are all forms of bravery. Two people who are in love and make an honest commitment, they are giving up their individuality to serve the other one. Both should be doing the same thing. There that takes great bravery, great bravery. Especially in your world today when there is so much
darkness of self-indulgence. Does that answer the question?

Questioner: Are you saying, someone like that would be brave because they are giving up their self-indulgences?

The Council: They are giving up their life which means they have already given up their self-indulgences. Certain things have to come in order. You have to be willing to give up your indulgent life, that puts you in a position where you understand your value as an individual, therefore you are able to give up yourself in benefit for someone else. You see the order?

Questioner: Yes, definitely.

The Council: So, there is an order in spiritual evolution, if we might use that term and do not take it literally, "spiritual evolution." You are already spiritual, it is just a question of are you going to exercise it or not. If not, you are going to lose it. It is that simple.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Making an Effort


This short quote from William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, should uplift us and encourage us to try new things even if we may fail.

The Council: "An effort to bring about a more godly situation is always productive and beneficial.  You should not be concerned whether the effort is successful or fails.  You should be concerned with the fact that an effort was made.  What you do now is one more stone laid in the foundation for your future tomorrow, and what may appear to fail today could be the very seed of success tomorrow."


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stepping Aside as an Act of Love

Stepping Aside as an Act of Love

In this interchange between William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, and a questioner we are given an example of bravery on the part of parents.

Questioner: Would that be like an example of parents letting their child go out into the world when they really don't want to, they want to protect them, but they kind of push them out into the world because they know it is better for them or they know they have to learn?

The Council: Yes. That does not mean that your parents love you any the less. They are giving you your freedom, and that is the same with loving. If the person who is priority on your list to love, if they willfully step out of that position, it is an additional act of love on their part. Do you understand?

Questioner: Yes.

The Council: Not a rejection. There a dilemma may rise up. What do you do? Well, if you are lucky enough to be in a situation like that, you will be in a situation to love more than just one priority. So you cannot lose when you are dealing with love. Very well.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Protecting Yourself from Evil

In this quote from William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, they take a strong stand on workplace harassment. We are all taught to be kind and caring but there are times when a strong stance is necessary.

Questioner: How do you protect yourself from evil in today's world, especially in the work place where everyone is out for themselves, trying to get ahead at any cost, and you are there with these people for so much of the day, nearly every day?

The Council: The simplest way in your world today, is do not react in like manner. You know what the appropriate attitude and actions are. Be steadfast. In some cases, that means one must be somewhat withdrawn from the individuals they work with or have to deal with. This does not mean that you are uncivil, of course, you are civil, and you are appropriately kind when the situation calls for it. But to become personally involved in their pettiness, you are only allowing them to drag you into their own negativity. In the world today you must stand tall and strong. If you do not, you will lose. Only the strong and the brave will succeed.

Questioner: What about in the workforce if you have one person that always gets people roused up, just over petty stuff, and then you try to keep things calm but she continuously does that? Is there any way that a person should try to handle that in a better situation?

The Council: If the person is doing this out of ignorance, then maybe simply calling their attention to it will be sufficient. But if the individual is one of those types of people who likes to cause problems then you can address that individual a little more firmly and point out that this is not the appropriate way to act, nor is this the way that the atmosphere in a workplace should be. In some cases, with some people who, for whatever sick reason, find themselves in a power situation by creating commotion where they work, with those individuals, you simply call them to task on it. If they cannot understand civil conversation, then simply tell them to shut their mouth. Or the other alternative is to point out to others that they are a troublemaker. Sometimes it is necessary to use a little determination in dealing with the ignorance of some individuals.


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ice Age of the Heart - Part 3

Here we finish the discussion between William LePar's spiritual source, The Council and a group of questioners at a Research and Study Group session on spiritual growth.

The Council: One other remark to what we have just said. Do not always rely on the person you are giving this love to to be totally honest with you in regards to your shortcomings. You may think you are giving enough love, and you may ask that person, "Are you happy?" And in order to be kind, they may say yes when there is great pain still there. Keep that in mind. Make sure the love you give is a love of quality, and we might add, to insure your profitable return, not only quality but quantity. Very well.

Questioner: And this just does not apply to like a spouse or family but in everyday life?

The Council: It applies to anything and everything. We addressed it specifically to interacting with another individual, but it is a principle that can be applied to all, all relationships.

Questioner: So, for example, when you continue to be kind, as another word for loving, to someone say at work and they just continually hurt you or don't return it and are just nasty. How do you keep it up?

The Council: Well, if someone is just a sour apple, you try to sweeten it a little. In a case, in a situation like that, if they are not willing to accept the sweetness, then take your energies some place else and allow them to indulge themselves in their own negativity. Now there is a situation with individuals that you work or casual acquaintances where yes, make an effort, but do not allow those people who are negative to draw you into their own negativity by occupying all your energy and time so that you cannot give it to others that will benefit from it. Let them stew in their own sour grapes after you have offered to help, to give. Do you understand?

Questioner: Yes.

The Council: All you can do is offer charity, we are using "charity" now in the strictest of Biblical senses which incorporates all the forms of love, not charity as far as necessarily as just giving to the poor. Do you understand?

Questioner: Yes, I do.

The Council: Be charitable to all individuals, but those who do not appreciate that charity, then shake the dust from your sandals and move on. Sometimes that is the best you can do. Possibly in the future they may remember that kindness and seek it out again.


For more on William LePar and The Council visit www.WilliamLePar.com