Philip wrote:Hamster: Only because I've experienced some of it myself. Relax Philip
This lady has made up stuff you can't possibly know - so, please don't defend it. She's made up such an outrageous number of things she asserts to know: "I was fortunate enough to have met a woman a while back who was given that very gift. She was able to see her entire life happening at once. But not just her life, the lives of her entire lineage, past, present and future - down to the minutest details - all happening at once."
So, this lady had knowledge far beyond what any apostle ever did? What she was given included trivial details of thousands of her ancestors? I can't smoke enough stuff to believe that. And there is no way you could know if she was telling the truth about ANY of it. Don't be so gullible! Even Shirley McClaine, as whacked out as she is, won't claim something THAT outrageous! I've heard people say stuff like this in certain circles - but never any proof. It's just like churches supposedly filled with folks with healing gifts - go by any Sunday and there's always empty parking spaces. Jesus shows up - they had to cut a hole in the rood to get someone in. Somethings obviously wrong with such claims of these supernatural gifts. Where's the proof?
Its ok, I understand your point ! It's only until you receive those gifts yourself that you can prove them (to yourself only). I guess that's why Rick mentioned before somewhere that those personal gift's of HS should be kept as just that .. personal (or something like that).
I guess having a "Philip's H.S. Experiential Stuff" forum topic placed right under the "Sacramento's Christian Mysticism" forum topic is unlikely then?.