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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Jul 15, 2015 at 05:51

"..I responded to your post, but thought I was writing to Mohammed Waza.."

Ooops... you were. I pressed 'send' before typing in all the details.

"..The Bible does not promise a "sea of tranquility","

Oh, but it does. Phillipians 4:7 (you're getting me into a 'thing' here no - quoting Bible verses.....)

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

same internal state. My analogy was a 'sea of tranquility' - semantic difference only.

"..Neither is the eternal abode of the righteous called a place of "tranquility",.."

When you are at truly at peace - you automatically are 'righteously' doing the right thing. Inner peace and awareness go together ... you can't harm yourself or others when acting from true awareness.

"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: "

The adverbial phrase 'as it were' used here means the same as saying 'it was similar to'

Like saying 'the stone was, as it were, .sea of glass mingled with a rainbow' when describing a large opal.

It looked like glass mingled with fire is what the author was saying, IMHO.

The big mistake people make is looking for what we all label 'God', externally.

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