Simplified Scientific



Questions Concerning
The Bible
(Part 1)

Why is it that every sect interprets the Bible differently and that each one gets an apparent vindication for its idea from that book? »

What is meant by the second aspect of the Triune God? »

Are the Recording Angels individual beings? »

Do the Angels and Archangels watch over us individually as well as collectively and know just what our lives are? »

Have Angels wings as shown in pictures? »

Do the Rosicrucians accept the Bible as the Word of God from cover to cover? »

What is the viewpoint of the Rosicrucians concerning the creation of the world in seven days? »

The Bible teaches the immortality of the soul in an authoritative manner. The Rosicrucian teaches the same professedly by appealing to reason. Are there no positive proofs of immortality? »

Is there any authority in the Bible for the theory of rebirth? »

According to the Bible only man was given a soul. Why, then, do you say that the animals have a group spirit? »

Is it true that Eve was taken out of Adam's side? »

If God made man in his image and likeness and supposedly perfect, why were the different epochs prior to the fall of Adam and Eve necessary? »

What was the sin or fall in Eden? »

Is the Tree of Life spoken of in the Bible the same as the Philosopher's Stone of the Alchemist? »

The Lord had respect unto Abel and his bloody offering, but unto Cain and his sweet and clean offering He had not respect. Why? »

What is the esoteric significance of the Ark of the Covenant?  »

Is there an esoteric significance in the various Christian feasts of the year? »

I understood you to say that the Christ had been incarnated only once, in Jesus. Was he not previously incarnated in Buddha and still earlier in Krishna? »

We are told that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not die but have everlasting life. How do you reconcile that idea with the words of Christ, "I came not to bring peace, but a sword." »

What is meant by everlasting salvation and damnation? »

What is the teaching of the Rosicrucians concerning the Immaculate Conception? »

Was not the Star of Bethlehem a comet? »

What were the gifts of the Wise Men? »

Jesus was baptized at thirty, receiving the Christ spirit. Please explain this baptism. »

In your teaching you state that we stay for a time averaging one-third of the length of the earth life in Purgatory, in order that our sins may be expiated prior to going to heaven. How, then, do you reconcile this teaching with the words of the Christ to the dying thief, "Today thou shalt be with Me in Paradise." »

What is the esoteric meaning of the two thieves on the cross? »

What is the meaning of the cross, is it simply the instrument of torture as usually taught in the orthodox religion? »

Could not the mission of Christ have been accomplished without such a drastic method as crucifixion? »

According to the Rosicrucian teaching, when will Christ come again? »

What is meant by the saying that Christ was made a High Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec? »

What did Christ mean when he said, "All who came before Me were thieves and robbers"? »

What did Christ mean when He said "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter therein"? »

Did not Jesus eat fish? Why, then, are the Rosicrucians vegetarians? »

If Christ fed the multitude with fish, why is it wrong for us to use them as food? »

Please explain why the fatted calf was not killed for the righteous son instead of for the prodigal. Was that not given a reward for wrong doing? »

Why did the lord commend the unjust steward, as related in the sixteenth chapter of Luke? »

What is meant by sinning against the Holy Ghost? »

Is the Christian Creed authoritative? »

How do you reconcile the law of cause and effect with the doctrine of the forgiveness of sins? »

By what power did Peter raise Dorcas from the dead? »

Do you believe in conversion? »

Is there any value in confession and absolution? »

Is there any value in the Latin ritual used by the Catholic Church? Would it not be better if it were translated so that people could understand it, and are not the extemporaneous prayers used in the Protestant Churches much to be preferred to the ritual and stereotyped masses of the Catholics? »

What is the actual merit in Martyrdom; did the martyrs really become saints? »

In one of your lectures, you said in effect that it was a mistake to send missionaries to foreign countries; that the religions practiced by the so-called heathen are right for them at the present time, but that the missionaries have done little harm as yet. How, then, do you reconcile the command of the Christ, "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." »

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