Many people ask me if the
foundation of the Church of God Unlimited and the University of Healing
are based in the Christian tradition. I say NO, we are not a Christian
church. We believe in the teachings of Jesus the Christ. We do not take
part in the divisiveness of the organizations causing disunity and
dissension among all those who aspire to learn from the master teacher
and that call themselves churches based on an exclusive interpretation
of the Bible and the words of Jesus the Christ. I believe Jesus taught a
God of love and his message was to bind together all mankind in their
Story of Jesus
is the title of my six day Campus Retreat with 18 45-minute
lectures. My annual Christmas seminars are open to the public and
naturally to all of my students and friends of the UNI. On campus
facilities include living quarters for some 20 people or better,
depending upon the specific needs of our guests.
Story of Jesus
begins with the
Story of Jesus
the man. All of the illustrations come directly from the Bible
and are seen in the light of the 21st century. The idioms and concepts
are shared from the Lamsa Bible translation wherein this edition comes
directly out of his Aramaic lifestyle.
I will then go into what the life of
Jesus teaches humanity of its divinity. We will study how Jesusí youth
demonstrates his recognition of his calling as a spiritual
We will delve into what role John
the Baptist played in the life of Jesus. The question of whether Jesus
traveled and studied in the rabbinical schools has always been one which
has caused concern among scholars, we have a tilt on this that will make
it relative clear and obvious. Many question whether Jesus studied in
other lands as Egypt, India, China and even America will lay to rest
these quandaries and give validity to a new reality.
The Sermon on the Mount was a
radical movement away from what the rabbinic tradition taught to the
Hebraic followers, why did Jesus move in this direction when he knew it
would cause the other rabbis to be uptight with him. Truly a remarkable
Sermon on the Mount was heard by all near and far.
The status of Jesus with his peers
and fellow rabbis was unique and very telling of his message and
mission. This very condition gave him the confidence and ability to call
men to be his disciples. He called those from the educational
class as well as those of nonprofessional skills--each had a very
responsible role in his teaching.
Many ask where the wisdom of Jesus
came from--the answer is definite.
Was Jesus ever angry or touched by
the world about him, smile--remember he is a consummate
actor--complete in every detail, skilled, utterly perfect!
The benefit of the "cross
experience" in Jesusí life seems to be misunderstood by all who have
read it and those who were present at the time. Is this one of
the reasons his teachings have come down to us through the ages or is
there a deeper meaning? How were the books of the Bible brought together
and does it matter, smile.
Theologians, but not metaphysicians,
wonder why the Bible is interpreted so broadly and so imaginatively
creating many religions all claiming Jesus as their source.
The impact of the teaching of Jesus
of "It is done unto you according to your belief" stands as a monumental
statement latched onto by every great philosopher. Then he follows it up
with "Be perfect even as god is perfect" enough to blow the minds of
every religious thinker.
Jesusí concluding words could be
paraphrased as, "I am off to another adventure, let the comforter come
to you all!"
The six-day seminar with its 18
lectures will be an adventure into listening to the divine within myself
and ourselves as I share my thoughts on this amazing experience.
Over the years I have taught Bible
classes, I have given lectures on the theology of the Bible and the
rational of the Bible. Now I will sum up some of the most exciting
adventures of the Bible--and you will wonder where the validity truly
comes from, smile.
Jesus is the story of my life, the story of your life, the
story of the life of every human being who has ever lived or will live
on the face of the Earth. It is the revelation of the divine, godnature
within me and you for eternity--enjoy it!
-Dr Herbert L Beierle