This document is extracted from two letters by Mr. Bliss Knapp, CSB, to a student regarding the need to handle “personalities.”
The following is an excerpt:
When Jesus commanded Lazarus to come forth (John 11), what was he addressing? Lazarus’ belief of eyes and ears was dead; consequently Jesus addressed that which could hear and see, namely, his true spiritual identity and individuality. That was all that mattered. When the same Christ commands you to see, that command has nothing to do with an organ; and it is addressed to your true identity, and you CAN respond, because your false beliefs are no longer tied up in grave clothes.
Please memorize the answer to “spirits and souls” and note particularly how it starts out,—“To human belief they are personalities….” Then follows the dissection into contrasting pairs of terms, and the declaration that a lie is never the lie about some truth, because the lie is the father of itself, unrelated to God, man, or you. Then the lie is proved to be “imaginary, whimsical, and unreal.” By impersonalizing those “spirits and souls” you lose your fear of them. You know the “you” who responds to the Christ was never entombed, nor separated from the healing Christ by a wall of partition. Loose her and let go.
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