Key Words of the Bible
“God is the only presence and the only power.”
Christ – Greek title and not a proper name, meaning anointed or consecrated, similar to the Hebrew Messiah or Buddha. Christ is a translation of Hebrew “Joshua” which means “God is salvation. The realization of God is salvation which means realizing Christ consciousness. This is the Golden Key. Realization of Christ consciousness heals, irrespective of condition or limitation. The Christ means the spiritual Truth about any person, situation or thing. When we realize spiritual truth about a problem you are lifting up the Christ in consciousness and healing ensues.
Fear – no reverence for God; not seeing God everywhere. Fear is a lack of trust in God.
Heathens, Enemies, Strangers – These are negative thoughts. Wrong thoughts are heathens because they do not know God; they are strangers to your real self and the only enemies you can have.
Judgment – Judging is a daily process. Whatever we make real, through judging, we demonstrate in our own lives. Judge not, that ye not be judged. To accept evil brings it into your life. To decline evil belief and to affirm the good is righteous judgment. Righteous judgment refuses to believe negative thoughts.
I Am That I Am – affirmation of existence as a pure, unconditional, unlimited, unspecified being. To state “I Am (something)”, implies limitation. God is unlimited.
Life – joy and freedom
Repentance – to change one’s mind; doesn’t mean grieving for past mistakes, but to change your thoughts and know the presence of God is with you, now. Now is the day of salvation. Repentance is requisite condition for spiritual progress and forgiveness of sin.
Righteousness – using right knowledge.
Salvation – perfect health, harmony, and freedom which are God’s will for us, obtained by seeking God in thought, letting God work through us by refusing to give power to outer conditions and by despising fear.
Vengeance – vindication of Truth against the challenge of fear and misunderstanding which binds us.
Wicked – bewitched or under a spell of wrong or faulty thinking. When we use free will to think wrongly, we build up false conditions which we believe real, forgetting we created them. But we suffer consequences by Law. When we turn back to God, the spell is broken.
Wrath – a stirring up in us caused by our troubles, following a path of fear and limitation.