News & Updates
Sunday, April 11, 2021. Hi Friends – We are closer than ever to having a Fillmore Study Bible ready by the end of 2021. In the past few weeks Mary Salama, my collaborator, has added Matthew 3-9 and I have added Acts 1-5. I want to highlight the "New Testament Dashboard", shown here and on the home page.
When you click on one of the chapters your browser will open to the online version of the Fillmore Study Bible. If the chapter is underlined and highlighted in yellow, then you will see that Fillmore annotations have been added to the text. At the top of each chapter is a link to the ASV (American Standard Version) page on TruthUnity. The ASV page is important for two reasons: it has hyperlinks to the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary and it has hyperlinks to Unity Bible commentaries and other resources for that particular Bible chapter.
But there is something more important. Click on any chapter and then scroll to the top of the book. There you will see links to download a PDF for offline reading and a PDF for booklet printing.
Have you ever been in a Christian bookstore and noticed aisles filled with Bible Study books and pamphlets? Have you ever wanted to be part of a group that studies a particular book of scripture from the perspective of metaphysical Christianity? We now have the ability to easily publish the same sort of books and pamphlets for ourselves. Our intention is for these several booklets to be augmented with more comprehensive commentary and discussion items for group bible study.
I ask everyone who visits TruthUnity to pause for a moment on the homepage, focus on the Dashboard, and envision people all over the world having online, offline and printed resources with contemporary global English text and annotations and commentary from Charles Fillmore and his students.
Metaphysical Christianity is at present a small, underestimated movement, similar in many ways to the early Christian community that is portrayed in Acts 1-5. But it just may be that we are poised to “receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon us.” It just may be that 100 years from now our small movement will lead a third great era of Christian history—the Metaphysical Christian era—and that we will be “a witness in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth” to the Christ within each and every human being.
Sunday, March 21, 2021. Hi Friends – First Corinthians is ready for you to read online, to download for reading offline and as a booklet PDF for printing a booklet. Here is what the Fillmore Study Bible project is all about.
The annotations and commentary turned up some real surprises: First is Charles Fillmore’s identification of himself as a modern day Apostle Paul and what it says about metaphysical ministry. Second is an almost unnoticeable formula for spiritual unfoldment where Paul in 6:12 and Charles Fillmore in his commentary place justification after sanctification and sanctification after washing (denial). The third important metaphysical concept is the balance of masculine and feminine activity in the inner workings of the soul. This provides valuable insight into how thinking and feeling processes need to be in harmony.
Many additional verses and annotations provide new insights such as verse 6:15, declaring that our body (not only our soul) is a member of Christ; verse 7:21 declaring that if we get an opportunity to be free, use it; and verse 7:28, declaring that there is no need for sexual shame (oppression of the flesh). Finally, chapter 15 provides a capstone for Paul’s letter, declaring that Jesus Christ appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve; that Jesus did not leave the earth, but he did leave the consciousness of material conditions, which we call the earth. He is still in our midst in his eternal body, dwelling in another form.
Sunday, March 14, 2021. Hi Friends – This is a quick note to let you know that two more books of the Fillmore Study Bible are ready for reading online, to download for reading offline and as a PDF for sending to your printer.
The Gospel of John has the same commentary as the one we have had on Amazon, but the biblical text is the World English Bible instead of the American Standard Version Bible. The Letter to James has metaphysical commentary on many well known passages: the implanted word, faith without works is dead, you ask and you receive not because you ask amiss, and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick.
Click on the above links to open the book for reading online. Go to Fillmore Study Bible: Available Volumes to download the PDF for offline reading and the booklet PDF for printing a booklet.
It is not by a dead Jesus that we are saved, but by a resurrected living Christ.–Unity commentary on Romans 5:10, December 1914
Sunday, March 7, 2021. A well-known Bible scholar, L. Michael White, writes about Jews and Gentiles in Paul's letter to the Romans: "Throughout, Paul asserts the place of both Jews and Gentiles in the scheme of salvation."1 And another well-known Bible scholar, Charles Fillmore, also writes about Jews and Gentiles in his Metaphysical Bible Dictionary: "The Jews symbolize our religious thoughts and the Gentiles symbolize our worldly thoughts." Charles Fillmore concludes "Paul was determined to reconcile the Jew and the Gentile" [in you].2 That is a near perfect illustration of why metaphysical Bible interpretation is important and why we need a Fillmore Study Bible.
To learn more, you can now read online the latest publication of the Fillmore Study Bible: Paul's Letter to the Romans. You can also download the PDF to read it offline and, if you want a printed copy, you can download a booklet PDF to send to your printer.
Either way, be sure to read and ponder the text and commentary for Romans 1:16-17, which is the main point of Paul's letter and where you will find Charles Fillmore's commentary, mentioned here.
Note several new things about the Fillmore Study Bible project: First, the translation we're now using in the Fillmore Study Bible is the World English Bible, a contemporary language update of American Standard Version, the Bible used by the Fillmores. Second, the new Fillmore Study Bible Dashboard shows the progress we're making in putting out a printed New Testament. Third is the new styling of the online and printed version, one file and one page for each book instead of for each chapter. I hope you like the improvements.
- White, Michael L. From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries and Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith. HarperCollins, 2004. p213.
- Jews. Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.
Sunday, January 24, 2021. Click here and you will get a beta version of the Fillmore Study Bible. The reason this is a beta version and not just a concept is because the document is useful as is—Fillmore annotations and commentary on chapter 1 of Genesis, the four nativity chapters in Matthew and Luke, the entire Gospel of John, most of Romans, some of First Corinthians and all of the Letter to James. The FSB is in PDF format, but it is print ready and the PDF has hotlinks to the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.
Most important is that we can now get a sense for how the finished Fillmore Study Bible will look and feel. We are ready to begin regular meetings to discuss the format and content of new chapters. And hopefully this beta version will inspire you to become a collaborator. Our first meeting is this Thursday, January 28 at 9:00AM EST. Our time together will be part business (discussing the format) and part bible study (discussing the content). You are welcome.