(11/18/2012) The Faith of Ones Parents?

Posted: November 18, 2012 in America, Church Attendance, Commitment, divorce, education, Faith, Holy Matrimony, Inheritance, relationships, Spirit Growth, Truth

Concern that children are losing the faith of their parents, and more on lawful divorce are considered, today. A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Leif Olafsen” (Level 4 with 4,087 points, a member since October 2, 2010) posted the following:

Are you concerned that many are losing the faith of their parents?

Many seem to be giving up the religion that was so generously bestowed upon them.

THE BATTLE AXE: Lawful Divorce (11/17/2012)—In holy matrimony GOD is called to witness and endorse a joining of spirits accomplished as out-breathing and utterance of promise. Through the two persons unified in action, belief, and purpose, marriage serves as a divine tool for revelation whereby GOD is made present and visible. While marriage entails commitment, duty and self-denial, marriage is not abasement, bondage, enslavement, or abject servitude. Also, as a carnal relationship, marriage is terminated by death, and does not exist in the grave, or in heaven. Through marriage, the active presence of GOD as an eternal, immortal person in covenant upon the earth is acknowledged by continuity, faithfulness, permanence, trust, and truth. Divorce always provides opportunity for a closer walk with GOD; and believers may receive comfort, confidence, healing, hope, reassurance, and strength to endure profound change. Divorce releases a couple from all obligation to cohabit; however, partnership with GOD, and requirements to share support, and love one another (even as your “enemy”) continues.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he hath established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God. (Psalms 78: 2-8, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012); Attending Church? (11/12/2012); A Holy Kiss? (11/13/2012); Christians Who Ignore GOD’s Laws (10/25/2012); The Meek Will Inherit (10/16/2012); Parental Duty? (10/08/2012); the Gender of Angels? (10/09/2012); The Young Less Religious (08/18/2012); Why Jesus Prayed (08/19/2012)

May I share comment; be careful for nothing:

At one time, I was alarmed that children in America both were being denied and were rejecting proper spiritual instruction on a broad scale. Christ helped me realize that spiritual birth and growth are through divine agencies, and not through the social patterns of competition, cooperation and exchange that we typically describe as education and instruction. Those we look upon as our ancestors and pioneers have often been blessed with only an “earnest of the spirit” (i.e., down payment, so to speak); and those who follow them are granted a greater dispensation. Thus, of those who left Egypt with Moses, only Joshua and Caleb actually survived and received a portion in the Promised Land. The experience in the wilderness was to equip the children and grandchildren of those in covenant to prosper through divinely given knowledge and understandings that had been rejected by their forefathers.

When GOD revealed himself to Moses, who was hidden in the cleft of the rock, he proclaimed his name (how he was to be known and spoken of) as the supreme Judge. In declaring the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children to the third and fourth generations (a generation is 40 years), we are cautioned that the challenge to ones children and the effects of our sin endure for as many as one-hundred-sixty (160) years. For our children to learn and do no differently than we have done would be the continuing of human error, and their doom.

Accepting GOD as ones divine teacher, knowledge, truth and wisdom come by prayer, re-birth, reflection, regeneration, study of the Scriptures, and sanctification. While church attendance usually includes experiences of the gospel being preached, only hearing the word is a small part of a believer being built up, and established as a disciple. There also must be opportunities for fellowship, giving, service to others, and worship.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, the truth does not change, people do: our acceptance of the truth, our distance to and from the truth, our ability to recognize the truth. The sacred process of mankind’s progression to GOD is ordered and structured so that aspects of the full truth are given emphasis at different times, in different places. Saying this another way, there will be no new gospel, or new revelation. Yet, future generations will walk in light that is more full and complete than exists for us today.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC

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