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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Religion & Science
  • Language:English
  • Pages:442
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667869117

The Spiritual Purpose of the Physical Universe

As Revealed by Science and the Edgar Cayce Readings

by Jeffrey L. Imes View author's profile page

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Overview
Science seeks to explain the laws of the physical universe by following a logical, repeatable method to verify and correct its observations and theories. Religion seeks to understand the spiritual relationship between man and God, the nature of the soul, and the destiny of consciousness after physical death. Scientists and religious leaders often conclude that scientific discoveries and theories conflict with spiritual concepts, such as the existence of God and the soul. Some Christian denominations expend and waste considerable spiritual energy concocting various formulations of "biblical science" from literal interpretations of the Bible to counter imagined dangers from secular science. This unnatural tension between the physical and spiritual worlds is artificial and manmade. This book uses the philosophy of the Edgar Cayce readings to show that the physical and spiritual worlds are two aspects of creation that complement each other.
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Science seeks to explain the laws of the physical universe by following a logical, repeatable method to verify and correct its observations and theories. Religion seeks to understand the spiritual relationship between man and God, the nature of the soul, and the destiny of consciousness after physical death. Scientists and religious leaders often conclude that scientific discoveries and theories conflict with spiritual concepts, such as the existence of God and the soul. Some Christian denominations expend and waste considerable spiritual energy concocting various formulations of "biblical science" from literal interpretations of the Bible to counter imagined dangers from secular science. This unnatural tension between the physical and spiritual worlds is artificial and manmade. The spiritual philosophy of the Edgar Cayce readings brings science and religious thought together as a unified whole. This book uses the philosophy of the Edgar Cayce readings to show that the physical and spiritual worlds are two aspects of creation that complement each other. The readings assert that the physical universe was intentionally created by God as a causal environment that allows souls to regain awareness of God through interpersonal activity. Science and religion are fully compatible and will eventually converge on the truth of the nature of the universe, the purpose of life, and the relationship between man and God. Science studies this physical facility constructed for soul rehabilitation without understanding its origins or purpose. This book may help scientists understand how their study and discovery of universal physical laws fit within the context of a higher spiritual purpose for the universe. Scripture, while important, can hamper our search for God when it is interpreted in a dogmatic, literal manner or used to declare others heretical because they have a different interpretation of certain passages or entertain ideas not deemed compatible with certain verses. This book may help church members who are disillusioned with sincere but misguided church authorities who insist that the Bible is a science textbook to understand that God can be found in both religion and science.

About the author

Jeffrey Imes has been an avid reader and researcher of Edgar Cayce readings for about 45 years. His passion began when he found the book "Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation" by Noel Langley in the American Embassy circulating library in Tripoli, Libya. When he got back to the States, he began studying the philosophy of the Cayce readings more thoroughly and found that it integrated science and religious thought in a natural way and brought together Christianity, the role of Jesus, and certain Eastern religious ideas in a coherent non-dogmatic manner. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in physics with strong supporting studies in geology and geophysics.

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