Series 2 - Lesson 6 - Annotation 18
In the Scriptures what does the apostle Paul represent?
18. As the lesson material points out, Paul represents the spiritualized will carrying to the different thought centers ("assemblies," "churches") or mind faculties the Word of Truth, and building them up into a knowledge of their perfection in nature and function through spiritual thinking.
Paul was a missionary to the early churches. The word church means a religious assembly, or the Lord's house. The individual1s consciousness is the "Lord's house," and assembled within it are groups or aggregations of ideas as thought centers. It is the Truth that makes us free, but we do not manifest our freedom unless we will to do so. Thus we can see the wisdom of calling the will the executive power of the mind, represented metaphysically by the apostle Paul.
Preceding Entry: What does it mean to "keep my word" (John 14:23), as instructed by Jesus?
Following Entry: Describe how you would carry the Word (Logos) to all parts of your body.