First, let me apologize for misspelling of your name. No, I am not
condescending--but rather sometimes just a bit--something like
dyslexic??--with the computer. Anyway, I do apologize, because a name
is a serious matter.
As for the question at hand--about how we know the Truth, about the
validity of the Bible, the experience of the Christ, and what
Anthroposophy offers, you have very important replies from Joel and
Lee, both of whom I agree with, and I appreciate your responses to
them. I agree that we do evolve (Intellectual Soul to Consciousness
Soul), each in our own time, according to our karma and efforts and
grace. I agree that in the Intellectual Soul realm we can apply a
kind of logic (syllogistic kind, I would say) that has its value and
its place, yet it is limited and it will not, in my experience, lead
to a fuller knowing of the Christ. That does not mean that you need
to blindly follow what others say (I hope not), but rather, as I said
in my first post to you, there is the task, as I see it, of coming to
know one's SELF (KNOW THYSELF IS A MAJOR TASK), and that involves
looking within (not just some airy fairy new age thing, but really
strenuous, disciplined work). Within, in my experience, one finds the
Christ...and that can take a lifetime or more or less, depending...
And once Christ is known, that knowing also evolves...even as the
Christ evolves through physical, etheric and so on in relation to
humans. The Church may be stuck in one phase and also that may be
good for some, and yet others go beyond that (no value judgement
here, but just a recognition of different stages of evolution).
Thanks for having this fine and important discussion here.