Points are shared on acknowledging divine rather than human standards for judgment and justice.  Men are not wrong to seek clear understanding of divine order and sacred process; and have a duty to confess their needs within relationship.  Yet, because created beings and living creatures repeatedly apply finite, imperfect standards now corrupted by sin, their defiant and disbelieving responses to divine love and judgment are often little more than foolishness—whining and complaining; condemning Deity; contending against the Almighty; denying divine authority; and fighting a war they can never win.   The expression of divine being will go forward eternally through displays of diversity and variety (we say, Creation).  Also, the multiple differences among created beings and living creatures will be assessed and assigned value.  It is appropriate that differences in essence, fullness and quality be recognized, endorsed, or removed.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “jordyn” (Level 1 with 3 points, a member since April 15, 2014) posted the following:

Why does god send non believers to hell? if they have good intentions, and overall a good person… why punish innocence?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:  the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:  the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.  The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:  the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:  sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.  Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.  Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.  Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me:  then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.  (Psalms 19:  7-13, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Justifying GOD? (03/15/2015); Relationship With Our Creator? (03/16/2015); Teachings on Judgment (06/06/2013); Those Who Never Heard? (06/07/2013); If You Are Sent…? (06/08/2013); Scriptures and Sayings? (06/09/2013)

“jordyn”, here are a few points shared among mature Christian believers that nourish growth of Spirit:

(1.)  In a demonstration of his faith, respect, and trust in GOD, Abraham who is called “the Friend of GOD” in the Bible, once asked a similar question of our Maker, thereby  interceding in the process of divine judgment on behalf of condemned sinners.  When told that Sodom, Gomorrah and other cities of the plain were about to be investigated and completely destroyed because of sin, the Patriarch petitioned that there continue to be the demonstration of divine love, mercy, and righteousness.  In Genesis 18:  23-25, King James Version (KJV) we read:  23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?  24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city:  wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?  25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?  26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

(2.)  When GOD called Moses to serve as prophet and spokesperson for divinity, he revealed the character and nature of divinity by proclaiming his deeds and reputation (we say, name) whereby Deity could be known among those who would be in covenant relationship.  Thus, we read in Genesis 34:  5-8, KJV:  5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.  8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

(3.)  On the one hand, all the workings of divine law and judgment must be in accordance with fixed standards and unchanging truth that acknowledge and maintain the aspects of divinity that are immutable and incorruptible.  The meaning of “innocence” within the courts of heaven must go beyond assessments of attitude, emotions, physical behavior, and social conduct.  Those who are to be life companions with Deity are embraced responding to the presence and application of divine life essence and sacred substance (we say, the breath of life, spirit, Word) throughout a person’s life experience.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  Speaking through the Apostle Paul, GOD speaks to those labeled as sinners and wicked.  Forgiveness and salvation are available as expressions of grace and divine prerogative.  Consider Romans 6:  16-23, KJV:  16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.  18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.  19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.  20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.  21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.  22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.  23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, I share some Scriptures to review when considering Jesus Christ serving as President of the United States of America.  Presently, Christ only may serve as leader of this nation by operating through the spirit content and divine nature within a believer who attains the office by completing the  currently lawful processes for elections and suffrage.  In addition to serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) responsible for management of day-to-day affairs and policy for all domestic Federal agencies, the Savior would have to serve as the Nation’s chief diplomat managing implementation of all international agreements and treaties.  Jesus also would be the highest ranking military officer, and the person held accountable as the Commander-in-Chief for commitments and preparedness of America’s armed forces.  While Christ could continue as an Everyman figure addressing the concerns of those from the many diverse and often conflicting cultures that make up our Nation, there might be a peculiar “spin” upon representative democracy wherein new emphasis is given to accountability, cooperation, consensus, duty, mutuality, participation, and unity.  Many, who now honor and respect Jesus as the promised Messiah and the Sacred Monarch who rules over the Kingdom of GOD expect divine government upon the earth to continue as eternal and permanent once the tribunals of judgment have been completed.  Mortality as a condition for existence will be ended; and the saved all will have been made immortal and incorruptible.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “strpenta” (Level 7 with 56,462 points, a member since May 10, 2006) posted the following:

Has Jeb Bush ever read the Sermon on the Mount?
(or the Constitution?)

He said Jesus would make a great president.
LMAOF

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I will declare the decree:  the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:  be instructed, ye judges of the earth.  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.  (Psalms 2:  7-12, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Human Law, Divine Favor? (03/23/2015); The American Covenant? (03/03/2015); Faith not Politics? (12/02/2014); Ye Are Not In The Flesh (12/03/2014); Separation of Church and State (07/04/2014); The Point of Wisdom? (07/05/2014); God Bless America? (09/12/2013); Law, Slavery and Redemption (09/13/2013); The Crux of the Matter (10/26/2012); Women Ordained to Minister? (10/27/2012)

“strpenta”, acknowledging the operations of Christ pertain more to relationship with Deity than to office and rank within government (and putting aside the obvious objection about conflict of interest), here are some points to consider on Jesus Christ serving as President of the United States:

(1.)  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.  (James 3:  17-18, King James Version, KJV)

(2.)  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.  (Hebrews 1:  1-6, KJV)

(3.)  That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see:  to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.  (1st Timothy 6:  14-16, KJV)

(4.)  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:  and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:  and he shall rule them with a rod of iron:  and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.  (Revelation 19:  11-16, KJV)

(5.)  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:  And before him shall be gathered all nations:  and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  (Matthew 25:  31-33, KJV)

(6.)  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:  And he is the propitiation for our sins:  and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:  hereby know we that we are in him.  (1st John 2:  1-5, KJV)

(7.)  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;  Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.  (Hebrews 5:  8-10, KJV)

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (8.)  For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:  Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.  And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.  And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.  As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.  Hebrews 5:  1-6, KJV.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Points are shared, today, on the character, nature and qualities whereby divinity is acknowledged within relationship. To the carnal mind, it is correct to say that every real dog must have the single essence, quality or substance shared by every canine that actually makes it a dog. While we can give it no precise description, we generally agree our pooches all must have dog-ness; cats must have cat-ness; humans must have humanity. Using that mindset, divinity, godliness and spirit can not reside within those living upon the earth. Where Christians say that GOD appears or manifests displaying recognizable person, believers are not ascribing human characteristics and qualities to Deity such as aloofness, antagonism, competitiveness, dispassion, ego, empathy, hostility, individuality, and self-centeredness. Divinity exists having person by operating within covenants and other relationships that generate the broad range of life experience. Included are acceptance, approval, comfort, communication, disapproval, discovery, exchange, forgiveness, guidance, interaction, rule, trust, and warning. One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Anonymous” (standard information not available) attacked posting the following:

Since when is all of God “persons”. God the Father and the Holy Ghost were never “persons”, so why do you say God is 3 “persons” in one?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  (Hebrews 1:  1-4, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Divine Purpose? (01/08/2015); GOD and The Framework of Time (09/20/2014); About Knowing the Name of GOD (09/21/2014); Aspects of Divinity? (06/15/2014); Son of Adam and of GOD? (06/16/2014); Let Us Make Mankind? (06/10/2014); GOD and Adultery? (06/11/2014); Personality? (04/27/2014); Anointed? (04/28/2014)

“Anonymous”, apparently the GOD you know and serve operates only as an abstraction, a mechanism, and does not respond to you in a revelation that is interactive and organic.  Here are a few points and insights shared among Christian believers:

(1.)  What created beings and living creatures may call person and personness when speaking of Deity are the multiple personal attributes, regular patterns and qualities describing divine action through continuous contact and intercourse that has direction, focus, inclusion, and purpose upon a cosmic scale.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit, who must exist within the consciousness of the living as a measure of defining substance, rather than merely as emotion, intellect, logic, mathematics, philosophy, secular history, or science.  Intimate relationship with Deity is developed and maintained through utterance that includes admonition, confession, praise, prayer, proclamation, promise, and prophecy.

(3.)  Where GOD resides within the living there are continual exchange and interaction of inseparable divine content such as faith, holiness, hope, joy, love, purity, righteousness, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Only thereby may GOD be  worshiped in spirit and in truth.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  Divinity is known through such features and processes as birth, death, deliverance, doctrine, impressions, incarnation, judgment, law, precepts, principles, rebirth, sanctification, and sovereignty.  In the same way the physical characteristics of an animal are not enough to establish its identity as a dog (e.g., they bark, have four legs, a tail, two ears—like seals, like cats, may have missing limbs), so that a coarse standard is applied saying there must be a quality of “dog-ness”, apart from the provisions through Jesus Christ, mankind uses rough standards to speak of godliness, holiness, perfection, and spirituality.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, points are shared on the divine conception and birth of Jesus, Incarnation, and divinity as the correct source for sacred knowledge.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Epicurean Atheist” (a member since March 15, 2015, Level 5 with 7,174 points) posted the following question displaying common error and spiritual confusion:

Do Christians ever pause to really consider that they believe god impregnated his own mother with himself- how does that make sense?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children:  how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?  (Luke 11:  9-13, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Knowing The Holy Spirit? (05/17/2015); Going to Church Before Baptism? (05/05/2015); Correct in Only Your Mind? (05/04/2015); Those Who Read? (02/17/2015); Why The Bible Makes Sense (09/19/2014); GOD and The Framework of Time (09/20/2014)

“Epicurean Atheist”, every Christian believer begins with a set of ideas and understandings that only are acceptable for speaking and thinking with ones own flesh as an anchor for their reality.  Our behavior, conduct and thought may be dominated by appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, cravings for sexual activity), sense (e.g., hearing, tasting, touching), and emotion/mental functions (e.g., anger, desire, fear, imagination, recall).  To become mature believers, however, all must be altered, and made able to recognize the active presence and operation of divinity.  Consider the following:

(1.)  Sacred operations carried out and performed by GOD do not exist for those lacking awareness that responds to Deity (i.e., discernment—ability to apply the spirit substance within ones own makeup as a standard to recognize and respond to spirit content within events, other persons, the holy writings, etc.).  Included are such features among believers as faith, forgiveness, holiness, hope, joy, longsuffering, immortality, incorruption, purity, righteousness, and virginity.

(2.)  Of course men are confused, made to feel intellectually inadequate, sexually immature, and threatened psychologically when they can not grasp the exalted process whereby cosmic forces and life essence are applied to establish a visible image for the spirit that is the origin of all that exists, and himself continues beyond the frames of time and space.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (3.)  It is our wisdom as Christians that we turn to GOD for sacred knowledge.  Doing so, we are granted the record of Scripture that provides a divine point of view, so to speak:  the actions of divinity in heaven and earth through thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years.  More than this, believers become born again having an imparted, indwelling spirit from the makeup of Deity.  Were these “simple things” and plain truths that do not challenge us, they could be no indication of a GOD who is sovereign over all that was, is, and ever shall be.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, points are shared on correctly knowing the Holy Spirit.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no other information available) posted the following in the public forum:

What is the Holy Spirit in Christianity and how is it different from the Father or the Son?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  (Romans 8:  26-27, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  GOD Known By Action Not Form? (03/18/2015); The Spirit of Truth? (02/11/2015); The First Book of the Bible? (11/20/2014); The Beginning of Wisdom? (11/21/2014); Knowing the Spirit is Inside? (10/07/2014); The Gender of Divinity? (09/13/2014)

“Anonymous”, for Christian believers, the only way to avoid speculation and spiritual confusion regarding the revelation of divinity to mankind is to become directed by Jesus Christ through the holy writings and the imparted, indwelling Spirit.  It is a common error to deny the oneness and unity of Deity by posing questions that personalize GOD, and that frame divinity as though it is another human characteristic.  Consciousness of GOD consists in doctrine, images, impressions, law, precepts, principles, and values.  The process of knowing, therefore, is one of accepting and affirming, not differentiating or isolating distinctions (i.e., Aristotelian classification and so-called science).  Thus, there is no single statement that may be made in answer to your question, and the thoughts appropriate to correct sacred knowledge, here, relate to such Scriptures as the following:

(1.)  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  (Romans 11:  33, King James Version, KJV)

(2.)  The secret things belong unto the LORD our God:  but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.  (Deuteronomy 29:  29, KJV)

(3.)  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:  (Revelation 1:  1, KJV)

(4.)  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:  for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:  and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me:  for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  (John 16:  13-14, KJV)

(5.)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.  (Revelation 2:  11, KJV)

(6.)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.  (Revelation 2:  17, KJV)

(7.)  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God:  Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God:  and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:  because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.  They are of the world:  therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.  We are of God:  he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.  (1st John 4:  2-6, KJV)

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (8.)  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:  and these three are one.  (1st John 5:  5-7, KJV) )  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Points are shared, today, on why Christianity appears as a system of belief having demands, requirements and standards.  While divine forbearance, forgiveness, grace and divine love are spoken of as “free gifts,” no one should expect to receive new life through the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ as “something for nothing.”  Those who genuinely value and conduct themselves as being in fellowship with divinity will experience rebirth with life in the Spirit.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using ID “Anonymous” (no other information available) posted the following:

So let me get this straight, if you believe in a certain belief system you get eternal life and you need to follow the strict guidelines?

but if you’re wrong you wasted your only life.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:  but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  (Romans 8:  13-18, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Relationship With Our Creator? (03/16/2015); Understanding Spiritual Growth? (03/13/2015); Putting GOD First? (06/02/2013); Need for A New Holy Spirit? (06/03/2013); Illusion? (04/25/2013); Not of Legal Age? (04/26/2013)

“Anonymous”, here are a few points to consider on acquiring sacred knowledge and salvation:

(1.)  GOD must approve and endorse every answer proposing to explain such realities as covenant partnership with Divine Person; creation ex nihilo (calling something into existence from nothing); internalizing divine law; completing final judgment; accepting and giving love; the composition, make-up and substance of Deity; the end of mortality (we say, death); sacred operations such as atonement, resurrection and sanctification; and immutable, unchanging purpose.

(2.)  Any single statement offered to explain the character, nature and origins of existence will immediately require additional explanations (for example, definitions for the peculiar concepts, terms and words that were used; the history describing development and dissemination of the answer that was made; the suitability of the answer for application to other questions; and the authority or basis for accepting the answer as correct).  A belief system results, because only a comprehensive and detailed response can satisfy the multiple demands for accuracy and completeness.

(3.)  GOD is a spirit, and should not be thought of as a material and measurable object made from particles (e.g., clouds, fog, mist, smoke, steam).  The “ingredients” or make-up of divinity is such inseparable matter (where you find one, all appear) as faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, patience, person, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  To “know” GOD requires replacing and suspending many of the frameworks depended upon by created beings and living creatures.  Included are economic, emotional, psychological, political, and social structures as well as space and time.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  How badly do you want it?  There is no question that mankind may experience divinity through intimate relationships.  Many who speak of knowing GOD only want to exploit and manipulate divinity (i.e., do their own thing; have their own way).  Closeness and sharing as sons and daughters of GOD are maintained only by regular, positive exchange and interaction that include praise, prayer, reverence, study, suffering, and worship.  There must be humility, perseverance, respect, sacrifice, truth, and unselfishness.  A person’s life then takes on the qualities of godliness, and they themselves begin to experience the things promised and prophesied from GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, some thoughts are shared on the divine use of judgment against sinners to establish eternal life, and reveal divinity.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using as ID “AC1” (Level 3 with 1,084 points, a member since February 01, 2009) posted the following:

Kill sinners for more sinners?

So.. don’t hate me for this, I’m just asking. The great flood happened because there were sinners and God wanted to rid the world of them so he caused the flood….(Am i wrong? Im I’m wrong i won’t be offended.. you can correct me) So after the flood… he put more sinners on the earth? Basically the same people that he destroyed first? Why would God do that if he is all powerful, wouldn’t he have not made that mistake again? I know what atheists are going to say, I honestly want a christians answer. I

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  (Ephesians 2:  4-10, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  What Is Life? (02/06/2015); Responsible for Sin? (05/30/2014); Choosing a Church? (05/31/2014); Faith Given By GOD (03/13/2014); Miracles Are From GOD (03/14/2014); GOD Does The Divine Part (01/05/2014); Sin in Mind not Deed? (01/06/2014)

“AC1”, here are some thoughts that may help you understand more the many divine events and operations that are being used to make Deity known, visible and present within relationship for all created beings and living creatures:

(1.)  Made in GOD’s Image.  GOD is a spirit, and is the origin and source for every aspect of what we call “life”.  Included are completeness, consciousness, duration (e.g., mortal,  immortal, other such as the angels), form (we say, shape), measurable dimensions (e.g., height, weight, volume), material characteristics (e.g., gas, liquid, metal), person, presence, purpose, self-will, and the spheres for life (e.g., earth, heaven, the sea, the universe).

(2.)  Noah Found Grace.  Many aspects of the character and nature of divinity are revealed by the diversity, genius, and richness of Creation.  Others are clearly understood only through the aspects of Judgment and Salvation such as correction, covenant, forbearance, forgiveness, love, mercy, punishment, rebirth, and righteousness.  Grace pertains to the defining substance of Deity (we say, the make-up of GOD), and can not be described accurately relying only upon finite carnal, material, political and social ideas.

(3.)  Incarnation.  The “image” the living share with divinity is not one of “look-alike” and visual appearance.  Rather, the living exist as containers and vessels of divine substance, and instruments that indicate the active presence of GOD.  Through the operations of sin, human potential to exist as a companion to divinity has become altered.  Mankind now may express awareness and self-will from an animal or a human nature as well as that originally intended by GOD.  When divine spirit appears and continuously abides in flesh, a new creation results that may operate in purity, resist sin, and perform aspects of divine will.  Believers in Jesus Christ are to receive inseparable aspects of divine make-up such as faith, holiness, longsuffering, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  Grace In Spite of Sin.  Grace is extended to mankind as a further aspect of Creation.  What all should see is that sin is not eliminated; and permanent changes are being made to mankind.  In the same way the breath of life (some say, life essence, the spark of life, the word) was imparted to Adam, those who acknowledge need for divine intervention upon the earth through Jesus Christ are given an imparted, indwelling Spirit (we say, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth).  Through the Spirit, born-again believers are able to focus upon perfection, eternal purpose, sanctification, and unity instead of temporal displays, sacred events (we say, miracles), or shows of cosmic force and physical power.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC