(05/13/2014) Why the Gospel for Our Children

Posted: May 12, 2014 in Children of GOD, Doctrine, Fellowship with GOD, Gospel, Incarnation, Jesus, Judgment, Mercy, Salvation, Sin
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The Gospel, incarnation, relationships with divinity, and salvation are topics, today.  Also, there is more on believers, evil, and GOD.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “WhiteSnyder” (Level 3 with 1,034 points, a member since February 21, 2014) posted the following:

 

Why are you Teaching Your Children To Be Like Jesus When HE WAS CRUCIFIED BY HIS OWN PEOPLE? 

CHRISTIANS!!!

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  GOD Permits Evil? (05/12/2014)—(5.)  Many count it “normal” to demand the love of GOD without also having any intention of praising, serving and thanking GOD.  In their multiple errors, they also demand justice, yet, themselves make no commitment to uphold law, maintain equity and fairness, or pursue openness and truth.  Some believe that instead of affection, hugs and kisses, the most important gifts from GOD that show divine love have been freedom to encourage, indulge and introduce evil (i.e., arbitrary, destructive, and unnecessary change within divine order), and the freedom of choice whereby created beings and living creatures may deny the Almighty, and even withhold worship to GOD.  Lacking faith, holiness, and other spirit matter from the makeup of GOD, there are countless men, women, and children, who have their own thoughts and feelings as the standard for what is real, and account only their own desires and opinions as being answers, guidance, and the genuine word of GOD that they have received.  The Scriptures declare that GOD has said, Come let us reason together.  However, this does not mean GOD welcomes argument, confusion, contradiction, dispute, and quarrel.  Men may approach GOD exposing and expressing their thoughts in prayer, and acknowledging and responding to the word, and work of GOD that endures within their awareness.  Allowances are made for the many differences and gulfs between divinity, and the diverse created beings and living creatures that exist within our universe.  Divine judgment is the process wherein resolution and settlement of conflicts and disputes are accomplished through proclamations of sacred law.  Just as divine love is showcased through salvation, and divine splendor is more completely displayed in Creation, judgment is the divine operation that most reveals the righteousness of GOD.  Arrogance, defiance, deliberate promotion of error, haughtiness, iniquity, obstinacy, lawlessness, pride, and stubbornness all are under the curse.  The Scriptures also declare that GOD has said that he will walk contrary to those who walk contrary to him; and he will punish those who continue to walk contrary to him.  In human experience, bad things may happen to good people; however, not so much by the process of GOD as by the “mechanics” of life in the flesh, and in the natural world.  Also, what often seems to be a delay and postponement of justice, in fact, is a peculiar provision of mercy.  See Isaiah 1:  16-28, Leviticus 26:  1-46, Ecclesiastes 8:  11-14 and 2nd Peter 3:  9-15, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Give ear, O my people, to my law:  incline your ears to the words of my mouth.  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 established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them 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 stedfast with God.  (Psalms 78:  1-8, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  On Youth Doing Enough (02/06/2014); Driving Under the Influence (02/07/2014); Issues for Children’s Church? (04/06/2013); Outgrowing Childhood Prayers? (04/07/2013); Confessing Only to GOD? (04/08/2013); And This Was Good News (12/01/2012); A Need to Fear? (12/02/2012)

 

“WhiteSnyder”, by operations of the Holy Spirit imparted from GOD through the ministries of Jesus Christ, Christian believers now receive special doctrine and teachings from divinity described by such spiritual gifts as balance, faith, joy, hope (we say, expectation), insight, love, and wisdom.  Here are a few points that may help build up your understanding as you continue to your studies:

(1.)  The Gospel is accounted as good news because spiritual needs and supplies are made available on a cosmic scale to maintain divine order, that are vital not only for the survival of a peculiar ethnic group, a middle eastern nation, or a relatively small region within the Roman Empire.  Sin is not a living entity, and is no material or spirit matter that has measurable dimensions, or has been put forth by GOD.  Yet, sin has direction, effect, and presence; and may dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures.

(2.)  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, of the Law Giver, and of the entire Creation that is generated and maintained through sacred law.  As something that is “no thing”, sin can neither be detected, eliminated, nor resisted using only finite intellect, logic, reason, and science.  

(3.)  Even a child can understand that one obtains a more complete and full benefit in their relationships that are based in love, positive purpose, respect, and truth.  Saying this another way:  children most feel secure when they are with those who acknowledge, supply, and help them to meet their own needs.  As our advocate, and mediator, Jesus helps us develop a right relationship with Almighty GOD, where we are embraced as dear children, and not mere objects that exist upon the earth.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  The suffering, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ pertain to completing sacred operations that make divinity known and visible to created beings and living creatures.  Included are atonement, covenant, forbearance, forgiveness, judgment, longsuffering, proclamation, promise, prophecy, repentance, resurrection, and sanctification.  Through baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak) and once mature, believers serve as the children of GOD, and “incarnations” of GOD (the appearance of divinity in human form) as did Jesus Christ.).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.  (Ephesians 5:  1-2, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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