Bible Interpretation

Interpret This With Rev. Ed

Have you ever wondered how a specific Bible verse might be interpreted metaphysically? Interpret This provides greater insight into the hidden meanings of the Bible. Use the search features below to find a verse. If the verse you are looking for is not available, click here to request an interpretation

2 Peter 2:19

The purpose of 2 Peter is twofold: to strengthen faith in the imminent return of Jesus Christ and to warn against false teachers. This verse is part of the second purpose.

Matthew 18:12-14

In his Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, Charles Fillmore writes that sheep "represent the natural life that flows into man's consciousness from Spirit." I think the phrase "natural life" is important.

Titus 3:4-5

No one is certain whether this letter was written by Paul from his house arrest in Rome or after the style of Paul by someone else. It's a pastoral letter filled with instructions about carrying the message to new places, especially to Crete.

John 11:4

I can only imagine how challenging it must be to live with chronic illness. What Jesus is saying here is that we have the ability, as the Christ, to use any of our life experiences as opportunities to make loving, creative choices.

Romans 12:20

I find it difficult to put a positive spin on this directive from Paul to the church in Rome, except to note that it follows directives to "Bless those who persecute you," to rejoice and live in harmony.

Matthew 28:16-20

This passage is often called the Great Commission, and it's unfortunate that a lot of harm has been done by well-intentioned people taking it too literally, and feeling called to force Christianity onto everyone, no matter how anchored they may be

John 3:16-18

The central question, of course, is: What is meant by "his only Son"? Traditional Christians believe it can only refer to Jesus, but metaphysically the reference is to the Christ, which is the true identity of each of us.