The completeness, integrity, and justice of divine and lawful human judgment are topics, today. Also, there is more on Americans applying the Bible to themselves, and the Bible being all about GOD. The “Yahoo! Answers fighter using ID “Maurog IV” (Level 7 with 84,564 points, a member since May 24, 2011) posted the following:
When a murderer claims God told them to kill, how do the police verify if they are crazy or genuine?
God moves in mysterious ways, after all…
THE BATTLE AXE: The Bible is All About GOD? (07/27/2014)—(5.) Not all Americans are anchored in Christian belief. Not all Americans are industrious. Nor are all Americans what we might call “good” people. Yet, every empire named in world history that successfully endured after conquering and consuming multiple kingdoms and nations prospered upon the earth by applying and copying the best strategies and techniques for life that were practiced among its many diverse peoples and cultures. Similarly, Americans and all others seeking the best strategies and techniques to amplify and enhance the power of their inborn spirit have found so great an advantage by acknowledging Jesus Christ, that we say, they are born again, and exist as a new creation of GOD. Power from divinity that is directed to healing, continued existence, and eternal life is received by believers that releases human awareness and self-will from domination by sin, and gradually establishes ones firm control over all their own action, awareness, behavior, desire, emotion, intent, and mental functioning. Because a countless multitude of Americans have carefully studied, and yielded to the word of GOD conveyed by the holy writings, there has been indisputable achievement across the spectrum of human concerns including agriculture, fine arts, business, communications, education, medicine, popular culture, transportation as well as military defense and warfare. Even more important than America’s record of material blessings for its people through those committed in Christ, America also boasts a record of emotional, psychological and spiritual endurance. Not only has America been able to bear up, overcome, and recover when challenged by epidemic disease, fire, flood, storms, suffering, terrorism, and war; America has also reached out to comfort and help its many neighbors throughout the world. The Bible is not a tool “made in America,” intended only for Americans, or designed to promote and “merchandise” America to the world. Divine operations, sacred promises, and eternal purposes are revealed. The Bible is intended to bind and seal all men of goodwill in right relationship to GOD, and to one another wherever they may be. All are supplied with the same sacred knowledge, discernment, guidance, and proper expectations to permit overcoming adversity, conflict, distance, and separation.
THE GOLDEN ARROW: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. (Romans 13: 1-4, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Doing GOD’s Plan (02/20/2014); “Prayer Death”? (02/21/2014); The 2nd Prayer Death (02/22/2014); Moses Killed? (09/23/2013); Salted with Fire? (09/24/2013); A Guide to Salvation? (04/10/2013); Faith, Language and “Mystery” (04/11/2013); GOD Knows Tomorrow? (04/12/2013); Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012); Attending Church? (11/12/2012); Justice Comes by Love? (10/01/2012); A Daily Revelation? (10/02/2012)
“Maurog IV”, please consider the following points. For born again Christians who mature over time, there is no mystery regarding the operation and presence of GOD in the earth. The holy writings document the fixed pattern whereby GOD has appeared and operated among mankind using thousands of lives over the course of thousands of years (a divine perspective):
(1.) The “mystery” is being revealed and shared with those who receive a fresh endowment of spirit content through baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth having divine substance from the makeup of GOD) that enables spiritual discernment (recognition of divine content in life experiences such as events, messages, other persons, purposes). Believers are to contain all the inseparable aspects of divinity such as dutifulness, faith, holiness, righteousness, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.
(2.) Among enlightened nations, law enforcement officers may be charged to examine criminal intent and the motives of those committing offenses; however, the determinations in human judgment remain finite, and focus most heavily upon the series of alleged actions carried out along with material evidence that may include DNA, eye witness reports, fabrics, findings from ballistic tests, and fingerprints. Psychological observation and testing may be carried out to determine the fitness of an accused person to participate in their own defense in a public trial; however, this may be very different than the medical examinations used to establish evidence for an “insanity” plea. Even so, the spiritual content and the legality of the beliefs and worship of those accused are rarely at issue. With this in view, the punishment for offenses is not dismissed, eliminated, or made less severe.
(3.) There are specific procedures and rules to identify sacred events (we say, miracles). Believers in Christ experience no visions or voices that can not be authenticated among those entrusted as leaders within the church, who are experienced in the things of prophecy. For Christian believers, every genuine experience of divine revelation proclaims the operation of GOD through communion, incarnation (appearance in flesh as Jesus Christ), law, life, openness, and truth. Conspiracy, deceit, misdirection, murder, slander, and subtlety (barely visible differences; hidden alterations and shifts) are tools used by agents of the devil.
There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) Government (we say, the powers that be) with its institutions for maintenance of order and security are endorsed within the Scriptures as appointed by GOD, and the primary mechanism for believers to achieve the outworking of divine law and judgment as they center upon human attitudes, behavior, and conduct. It is only the final judgment of GOD, and the things that pertain to the Second Coming of Jesus, that center upon the content of ones spirit matter imparted from divinity, and, therefore embrace things visible and invisible.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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