Soul Salvation VS. Soul Development

Dallas, Texas
October 3, 2008 1:55pm CST
What is more important - Soul Salvation or Soul Development? I think we have wasted 2000 years on soul salvation when we should be focused on soul development? What do you think???
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@mansha (6301)
• India
30 Jan 09
I feel soul development is the path for soul salvation, unless soul developes it can not find salvation too, if there is a thing called salvation exists. the thing about soul and religion is it all depends on an individual's faith but only thing one can be assures is to choose the right way of living being humble, helping people out and try and ddevelpo one's character and may be soul. If thewre is a thing called salvation, one surely then is on the right path to attain it too.
• Dallas, Texas
30 Jan 09
I can dig it! I am not sure about salvation either but I know soul development is very important and has become my top priority.
• United States
31 Jan 09
You seem to have this backward. Soul development by your own strength is impotent. One's soul can only be developed once it has been redeemed, saved. As to the waste of 2000 years, that is a blink of an eye in relation to eternity.
• Dallas, Texas
31 Jan 09
I do not think I have anything backwards - I just have a different philosophy than you. In order for any foundation to be strong - you have to build it first. Rather it is spiritual, Physical, or a thought impulse - if it is to Manifest - then a definite plan must be developed. That is what I feel I am doing. Personally - many people that I know who call themselves christian never follow any of the principals that Jesus thought. Instead they come up with creative excuses to why they are not "perfect" and can not follow the laws of Moses, Leviticus or the 3 new commandments that Jesus was said to have left for us. To me that is like a Blood that wears all blue and throws up Crip signs - If he does now follow the principals of being a Blood - Your not a Blood. So to me Soul Development means understanding the principals that Jesus thought, understanding them, developing them and then living by them with no exception. I can not tell a child that the square root of 16 is 4 and think my teaching is done - I must explain to him why the square root of 16 = 4 for that child to have a full understanding of the principal. Then they can use that principal for themselves. That is where I am at. So I learn, listen, ask, study and act - which helps me develop my soul and my heart and strengthens my pineal gland - so eventually I will see God face to face. And that is the path I choose to take and they journey that I enjoy - I hope yours works for you and makes you a better person - But I would be careful to Judge - which is not a principal the Jesus taught. So when I say we have been wasting our time I mean that we have been waiting for something to fall out of the sky instead of Developing what we have on the inside. I think the moral of the story of Jesus was to "BE" Jesus - walk as Jesus - not to worship him as If he can do something you can not - all while coming up with reasons why we can not be like Jesus - But that is just my opinion. Thanks for the response.
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• United States
31 Jan 09
I appreciate that exchange of ideas without rancor. The thing that seems to be the crux of the difference between us is that there IS something that Jesus can do that we cannot do for ourselves, and that is, because of his sinlessness he could pay for our sins and redeem us from condemnation. After one's salvation, he is absolutely to develop his life in accordance with the teachings.
• Dallas, Texas
1 Feb 09
I understand where you are coming from. There are people I work with at our Orphanage that I have the same philosophical difference with. But we realize that we have the same common goal. So we work wonderfully together. We all agree that in order for us to walk that path we must first surrender to God - so we end up on the same page regardless of our difference in thinking.