we face one of the more controversial aspects
of A Course in Miracles, for the
Course claims to be just such a message. It does not emphasize this claim, but there is
no question that it does make it. The
author speaks of his birth, his miracles,
his Apostles, his experience in Gethesemane,
his crucifixion, his resurrection, the way
he is portrayed in the New Testament, and
the way he has been characterized by Christianity.
can we know if this really is Jesus?
issue is just like the dilemma that early
Christians grappled with in identifying
Jesus as the Messiah. Such an
identification could never be proven. Hence,
their conviction had to come from within. When
Peter proclaimed Jesus to be the Messiah,
Jesus responded, “Flesh and blood has not
revealed this to you, but my Father who
is in heaven.”
of the Course are in much the same position. The
only way they can come to believe that Jesus
authored the Course is through an inward
recognition, through the same perhaps still,
small voice that spoke to Peter.