Tired of trying to fit into society's mold of religion? Following someone else's path to spiritual enlightenment? Efforts to do this have left most of us feeling like we are sitting alone in the dark. The Weekly Eureka invites you to flip on a light switch - ask the questions - question the answers and join others on the journey to the most important discovery of all - that of your true self.


Right now I am in the midst of a series of sermons on World Religions and am finding that exploring religions other than Christianity is unsettling for some Christians because they feel if they are open in any way to the truths of another faith (even those that directly correspond with Christianity) they are, in essence, cheating on Jesus. The belief that I hold as my own and that I try to comfort these people with is this: You cannot "cheat" on Jesus because the whole earth belongs to Him. It all came from Him and it will all return to Him, no matter what it is labeled while here.


Here are some key questions to consider when studying religions other than your own:

  1. Who or what is the only true and living God?
  2. Doesn't every holy book claim to contain "the" truth?
  3. Doesn't every religion assert that its God is the only true and living God?
  4. How can they all be right?
  5. How can they all be wrong?
  6. Who decides?

I like to think of different religions as the various paths humans use to reach God. There is more than one path and each path contains some truth, but none contains the "absolute" truth. Thinking that your chosen religion (or the religion you were born and raised in - not necessarily that you chose) is or contains the absolute final truth is very dangerous. Thinking you "know" is the worst kind of darkness you can be in because when you think you know everything there is to know about God you don't even realize you are in darkness. Jesus, Himself, said to the people of His generation, "You have heard of old, but I say to you..." He did not discount that what they knew already was the truth, or rather, "a" truth - but He was very insistent that there was always more truth to be added to it...line upon line...precept upon precept... glory to glory.


Humans regularly mistake opinions and viewpoints for final and absolute truth. Humans are also prone to let their opinions and viewpoints become their absolute truth. The problem is that a person who has been raised in a different faith with a different holy book believes this just as strongly and that is where the arguments start. I propose that ultimate truth is not in one religion or the other, but in the place where they meet. God is bigger than any one religion.


It has been helpful for my congregation to keep the following affirmation in mind when studying different religions. Perhaps it will help you as well:


"I love Jesus and I'll never be ashamed of that. However, I know that truth is bigger than any one religion. While I am studying religions unfamiliar to me I will not lose my devotion or attachment to Jesus, but I will begin to see the Christ outside the boundaries of Christianity."


Quote of the Week

"I will not allow what I know to get in the way of me knowing more."
- D.E. Paulk   
Pro-Love March 2011
Pro-Love March 2011 was a huge success!
Visit www.pro-love.org for more information.
Featured Product
HBI ad
The Holy Bible of Inclusion - click image for details

The Holy Bible of Inclusion

by D.E. Paulk


If you are like me you have struggled to accept the modern Christian church's portrayal (or betrayal) of God, depiction of the devil and description of hell. Many god-fearing people and good-hearted preachers alike have long harbored unspoken thoughts of a more loving, merciful and masterful Creator. However, just about as many who subscribe to this grander vision and version of God also admittedly and even ashamedly lack the ability to reference the Bible and specific passages of scripture in order to publicly validate these privately held higher concepts of God.


If you are looking for chapter and verse that will both quickly and completely rescue a big God from the smallness of fundamentalism,THE HOLY BIBLE OF INCLUSION is precisely the tool you need!


THE HOLY BIBLE OF INCLUSION will scripturally, extensively and even exhaustively confront theological myths, misrepresentations and mistranslations of the Bible and its Origins - Universal Salvation - the devil - the Purpose of hell and the Fire of God - Sexual Orientation and many others. Join me on this worthwhile and rewarding spiritual journey as we research, rethink, recover and then re-present the awesome and awe-inspiring God of the universe.  $20 ($30 for two) 

Until next week, remember... Truth is a Journey - Not a Destination!




D.E. Paulk
Weekly Eureka

Weekly Eureka     2008-2011 D.E. Paulk


Site sponsored by The Cathedral of The Holy Spirit     www.mycathedral.org 


Please note: The Weekly Eureka is a ministry of and sponsored by The Cathedral of The Holy Spirit and D.E. Paulk. When you donate, you are contributing to Chapel Hill Harvester Church, Inc. and your donations are tax deductible.

In This Issue
Quote of the Week
Pro-Love March 2011
Featured Product - The Holy Bible of Inclusion
The WE Archives
Join Our Mailing List
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Quick Links
Contact us at info@mycathedral.org or (404) 243-5020 to order your copy today! $20 ($30 for two)

I Don't Know...

The Way of Knowing

is also now available for sale on Amazon.com!  Click Here to purchase.

amazon logo
Contact us at info@mycathedral.org or (404) 243-5020 to order your copy today! $20 ($30 for two)

 The Holy Bible

of Inclusion

is also now available for sale on Amazon.com!  Click Here to purchase.

amazon logo 

God Is Too Big To Fit Into One Religion
The Year of the Answer

Livestream Logo 

The WE Archives


Jesus vs. Adam

Faith in Faith

Two Trees

Click Here for more archives

Join Our Mailing List   

Like us on Facebook 

Follow us on Twitter