(06/02/2014) Finding Peace Through the Bible?

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Death, Discernment, Fellowship with GOD, Judgment, New Jerusalem, Peace, Scriptures, Sin, The Bible
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Judgment, revelation, peace and truth are topics, today, as we shift from consideration of poetry and the loss of such intangibles as culture, and creative possibility.  A “Yahoo! Answers” fighter using the ID “Mage” (Level 1 with 1 point, a member since May 08, 2014) posted the following:

 

Don’t you just love how peaceful the bible is?

When thousands get massacred, animals killed for sacrifice, fear and mindless obedience is used.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”   (Revelation 21:  2-4, New International Version, NIV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Culture of Judgment? (03/20/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); Understanding Peace? (11/20/2013); Adversary or Servant? (11/21/2013); A GOD of War? (03/12/2013); “Authorized Personnel Only” (03/13/2013); Mob Rule and Violence (09/27/2012); Suppose I Am Wrong? (09/28/2012)

 

“Mage”, where you are still teachable and your heart is not completely closed against Jesus, here are a few points every Christian believer must consider that may be shared with you also:

(1.)  Only those who seek peace find peace within the holy writings.  Those who are nourished, and who learn and grow by receiving divine substance through the Scriptures, all have first put aside various aspects of their self such as their usual attitudes, patterns of focus, knowledge, logic, pride and discursive thought.  There is little for those who approach in defiance, who are dominated by superstition, who jump to conclusions, who are centered upon their own inward bitterness against GOD, or who take authority without permission (we say, presume upon divinity, seek to overturn and steal divine power).

(2.)  The good news proclaimed from cover to cover within the Bible centers upon relief for mankind from an insidious, invisible influence that introduces and maintains death, decay, rottenness, and destruction.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, of Divine Person, and of all that has been created of GOD.  While GOD is a spirit, and has put forth material beings and the process and spheres of their existence, GOD has not generated sin. 

(3.)  Despite that sin is made up of no physical or spirit matter, sin has direction, effect, and presence.  Sin may overwhelm awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures.  The living cannot detect, eliminate or resist sin depending only on such finite tools as emotion, intellect, logic, mathematics, philosophy, reason, and science.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Peace is only the outcome of judgment (not war).  Judgment is the resolution of conflict and the settlement of dispute through law; thus, judgment is always blessing.  The beauty, love, and righteousness of divine judgment are not fully visible to those who lack a correct knowledge of sin, how it separates the created from the Creator, and how divine order for the entire universe comes under threat due to sin.  The Bible provides a divine point of view (thousands of lives, over thousands of years), and thereby reveal the workings of death and sin that would otherwise be hidden and unfathomable.).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith, and your readiness to truly receive Christ.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  (Philippians 4:  8, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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