Most Course concepts can be found reflected in the Bible. Since the Holy Spirit teaches by comparison, if directed, studying both teaching tools can be helpful as we journey home.

2. THIS IS NOT OUR HOME

From the Bible:

“As believers in Jesus, we are subjects of Christ’s kingdom. This world is not our home (Hebrews 13:14; Philippians 3:20; 1 John 2:15–17). We are citizens of Heaven, and we owe our highest allegiance to our ultimate authority—Jesus. Just as He declared, we, too, can say, “My kingdom is not of this world.”

For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.” Hebrews 13:14 (NLT)

“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.” Philippians 3:20 (NLT)

“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” 1 John 2:15 (NLT)

“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.” Colossians 3:2 (NLT)

And from the Course:

You will undertake a journey because you are not at home in this world.” (T-12.IV.5:1-2)

And you want your Father, not a little mound of clay, to be your home.” (T-19.IV-B.4:8)

Ours is simply the journey back to God Who is our home.” (T-8.V.5:4-5)

Salvation is no more than a reminder this world is not your home.” (T-25.VI.6:1-2)

Here is the only home he thinks he knows. Here is the only safety he believes that he can find. Without the world he made is he an outcast; homeless and afraid. He does not realize that it is here he is afraid indeed, and homeless, too; an outcast wandering so far from home, so long away, he does not realize he has forgotten where he came from, where he goes, and even who he really is.” (W-166.4:1-4)

We speak today for everyone who walks this world, for he is not at home. He goes uncertainly about in endless search, seeking in darkness what he cannot find; not recognizing what it is he seeks. A thousand homes he makes, yet none contents his restless mind. He does not understand he builds in vain. The home he seeks can not be made by him. There is no substitute for Heaven. All he ever made was hell.” (W-182.3:1-7)

This world is not where you belong. You are a stranger here.” (W-200.4:3-4)

The truth is that we are in Heaven, our home, with God, dreaming that we are not. Our job is to work with the Holy Spirit to allow the blocks to that awareness be removed and support our brothers in doing the same. Do not attempt to make of this broken and fallen world built on the belief in sin a home. Our desire to have it be is making it seem real and effectively denying our real home in Heaven. We have one home and one Father now and forever. Amen.

This posting is one of a series of crossover concepts I have been exploring. If you are interested and so directed you can click below for the current list of crossover concepts explored so far:

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ks7d44pnrqev2lbb2e1jo/THE-COURSE-AND-THE-BIBLE-Crossover-Concepts-MASTER.odt?rlkey=d62hqo9dkb3mrre25454fkk4p&dl=0