(06/06/2014) On Christians Executing Judgment

Posted: June 5, 2014 in Abraham, Babel, Duty of Believers, Inheritance, Judging Others, Judgment, Mercy, Service, Sin, The Patriarchs, Wrath Against Sin
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Condemnation, judging others, mercy, and sin are topics, today.  Also, there is more on blessings and inheritance from Abraham.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Bevan” (Level 1 with 111 points, a member since June 05, 2014) posted the following:


Why do christians judge, are they without sin? 

he who is without sin may cast the first stone, I think jesus said that


THE BATTLE AXE:  Blessing and Inheritance from Abraham?—(5.)  Blessing upon their offspring was uttered by the Patriarchs as their last words prior to their decease, and were received as their final acts in the role as prophets and spokespersons for GOD.  Such statements often characterized and described the inward nature of the heir(s), and thereby served to admonish, caution, command, direct, and warn.  Because the blessings were taken to be predictions of human events, rather than proclamations of divine intent, and the forthcoming operations of divinity, many clear statements of prophecy became clouded, personalized, and veiled.  As types, Ishmael and Esau are figures of Nimrod, the hunter, who founded the first kingdom with Babel, later called Babylon.  Abraham is the figure of those who seek a city whose builder and maker is GOD.  Through Abraham mankind receives an inheritance of fellowship with GOD grounded in faith that is distinct from the inheritance of divine law, expiation, and obedience.  Thereby the status of Israel becomes one as the firstborn among nations, and a son to GOD.  Through the errors of first Cain and later Reuben, as well as by the service of Joseph to Egypt (the Gentile), divine inheritance was transformed to no longer be reckoned according to birth order and genealogy.  Every aspect of human experience is recorded as having been applied in the revelation of divinity through salvation for mankind.  Included are birth, death, disinheritance, reproduction, learning, growth, and change.  Created beings and living creatures have witnessed flesh transformed through promise (divine word), and union with Spirit.   See Genesis 10:  8-10, Genesis 22:  20, Exodus 4:  23, 1st Chronicles 5:  1-2, Jeremiah 31:  1-13, Hebrews 11:  9-10, Hebrews 11:  20-21 and Galatians 3:  22-31, KJV.


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.  I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.  Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you:  but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.  (1st Corinthians 6:  1-11, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Culture of Judgment? (03/20/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2013); Scriptures and Judging Others (03/12/2014); Faith Given By GOD (03/13/2014); Lawful Revenge? (01/02/2014); As GOD Loves Us? (01/03/2014); We Are Still Sinning? (11/30/2013); Like a Thief? (12/01/2013); The Bible and Stupid People (07/17/2013); Destroying Justice?  (07/18/2013); Beer In My Milk? (09/07/2012); Begotten not Made (09/08/2012)


“Bevan”, where you have an honest desire to know the truth taught by Jesus Christ, here are a few points that should be useful as you continue to learn more about Christian belief, and why Christians judge others:

(1.)  When GOD revealed himself to Moses, he explained that he is a GOD of judgment, so to speak.  See again Exodus 33:  11-23 and 34:  1-8,  KJV.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit who has put forth (we say, created) various living creatures, the conditions for their continued existence, and the spheres wherein they are maintained.  GOD interacts with, and reveals active presence through operations applying word (we say, breath, spirit, utterance).  In addition to creation, GOD is made known to sentient beings (i.e., those having awareness) through such life process as birth, death, judgment, proclamation, promise, prophecy, and sanctification.

(3.)  Through baptism (death of their inborn nature, rebirth having divine DNA, so to speak), every Christian believer is to acquire the same spirit matter from the makeup of eternal GOD that appeared in Jesus Christ.  Included are inseparable aspects of divinity such as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, humility, longsuffering, love, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  However, born again, all must “grow up” again (we say, mature, become perfected) by facing life challenges and duties in the earth. 

(4.)  Those serving GOD also participate in the divine judgment of all that is.  Believers serve in various roles including advocates, officers of the court (e.g., bailiffs, marshals, executioners), mediators, and petitioners.  Therefore it is not that men may not judge, it is that human judgment is not lawful and righteous as an expression of divine will apart from the fullness of GOD that goes beyond finite intellect, logic, reason, and science.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  Judgment is the resolution of conflict and the settlement of disputes through law.  The otherwise formal and mechanical process of comparing and weighing truth against a published standard is made “personal” through the appointment of an impartial judge, who is capable of compassion and empathy.  Mercy is a rubric of judgment not of affection, emotion and love; therefore, those who seek to obtain mercy first must submit themselves to judgment.).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith, meekness, and readiness to receive the promise of the Father and Pentecost.

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.  (Psalms 24:  4-5, KJV)

Washington, DC


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