Below-copied essay by ap first published at comments, http://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/the-jewish-command-to-mislead-christians-on-bible-prophecy/#comments
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Christ Is Truth; Bible Is Literature, Product Of Holy Spirit
(Apollonian, 31 May 14)
The easiest, best, most rational grasp/understanding of the New Test., as well as Old T. is it's LITERATURE, first, last, and most, one of the best products of Holy Spirit (but not un-like any other written work, potentially). And all/any "prophecy" is just part of the literature. Christ is symbol for TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH, the only way to Godly happiness (Gosp. JOHN 14:6).
"End-times" and Book of Revelations is merely confirmation and literary dramatization of the determinist (absolute cause-effect) reality, hence CYCLIC nature/course of events.
Remember: Christ is TRUTH, and this means Holy Spirit necessarily entails human REASON as the means for KNOWLEDGE of such truth. "Faith" properly merely means LOYALTY to that truth.
But note further, Holy Spirit is not only reason; it also necessarily entails HONESTY, as there are lots of "rationalist" -type folks who are yet satanic and dis-honest, like esp. Jews. And the "spiritual" part is this honest rationality pervading throughout one's entire consciousness, including the emotion/sentiment.
It's not that Christianity NECESSARILY opposes mysticism, for most people have difficulty w. reason and are hence sometimes subject to mystic impulses, but note Christianity upholds as HIGHEST VIRTUE, truth (Christ), again, the ONLY way to Godly happiness, the only SURE means of such truth being God's original gift, reason.