Ignoring events from sacred and secular history are topics, today, along with what must be the necessary focus for Christian believers.  Also, there is more on Jesus as son of Man and Son of GOD.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Jack” (Level 1 with 6 points, a member since March 30, 2014) posted the following:

 

Should religious believers ignore the thousands of “bad” things in the history of Christianity and Islam?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Son of Adam and of GOD? (06/15/2014)—(4.)  Jesus was miraculously conceived and begotten of GOD through operations of the Holy Spirit.  However, the Savior was born under continuing operations of natural and sacred law that used the same carnal, mechanical, sexual and social processes established for all mankind.  To fulfill the divine word already proclaimed, promised, and prophesied, Jesus must appear, born from the womb of a woman, and be lawfully qualified as an heir to Adam—that is, must come in the condition and status the pair had before becoming altered by sin.  In the beginning, the first pair were like the holy angels, who are neither immortal nor mortal, and who endure as an expression of grace and divine prerogative.  Corruption and mortality became aspects of the human condition by Adam disobeying the word from GOD, and the pair violating divine trust.  Jesus had to be born sinless and without corruption, yet, would have to endure as mortal, capable both of resisting and yielding to the influence of sin, and vulnerable to death.  (5.)  The life of Jesus was to complete and fulfill tasks that should have been accomplished through Adam, and respond to conditions and terms from multiple covenants between GOD and mankind.  The Holy One was to strengthen the bonds between GOD and mankind, and further demonstrate and reveal divine purposes that could only be accomplished by GOD.  As a genuine offspring both from Adam and from divinity, Jesus would have to be certified and witnessed as having reached the age of accountability (we say, endorsed as having come of age), and continuously display both the perfection of mankind and the perfection of GOD.  The title granted Jesus as the Second Adam identifies the Crucified One as more than simply another patriarch sent to populate the earth using the natural tools for reproduction.  Using spirit means, Jesus creates a people redeemed and sanctified who are fit to dwell in heaven, and upon the earth made new.  As heir to the priesthood that had been granted Adam upon the earth as well as the priesthood established within the Temple of heaven, Jesus is acknowledged as High Priest and as Son of the Highest.  See Isaiah 24:  4-6, Luke 1:  26-35, 2nd Corinthians 5:  17-21, Galatians 4:  1-7, Hebrews 1:  1-4, Hebrews 2:  5-18 and  Hebrews 5:  5-10, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.  The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.  Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.  Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:  Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.  Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.  (2nd Timothy 2:  1-10, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  No More “Mr. Nice Guy”? (04/29/2014); Philosophical Questions? (04/17/2014); To Accomplish A Sacred Goal (04/18/2014); Sin Causes Death? (02/04/2014); The Childhood of Jesus? (03/06/2013); Non-existent Debt? (03/07/2013); Why So Much Murder? (01/12/2013); Confusion 2013 (01/13/2013); Unto Caesar…? (11/09/2012); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012); Mob Rule and Violence (09/27/2012); Suppose I Am Wrong? (09/28/2012)

 

“Jack”, most thoughtful Christian believers choose to focus upon things from the Spirit (e.g., forbearance, forgiveness, hope, and praise), rather than things from the flesh (e.g., appetite, competition, desire, and sensation).  Here are a few points to consider that are necessary for mature Christian belief:

(1.)  Through baptism (death of ones inborn nature, rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak), believers acquire the same spirit content from Almighty GOD that was in Jesus Christ.  Included are inseparable (where you find one, all appear) aspects of divinity such as faith, holiness, humility, joy, longsuffering, love, meekness (willingness to receive instruction), righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

(2.)  Once reborn, believers must become balanced, perfected (we say, complete, mature), ripe for harvest (ready to be gathered from the earth), and stable.  Born again, believers must “grow up” again by facing carnal, material and social life challenges (we may say, growing pains) endured by all within the earth realm.

(3.)  As they are growing, every Christian must develop discernment, the ability to use their own spirit content to correctly recognize and respond to divinity and the spirit content within events, messages, objects, other persons, and relationships.  This is accomplished by disciplined focus of ones feelings and thoughts upon such activities as giving (we may say, offering, sacrifice), meditation, observance of sacred practices (we say, sacraments), private prayer, study of the holy writings, unselfish service to others, and group worship.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (4.)  Christians do not deny or ignore secular truth so much as they maintain a peculiar balance and proportion for secular things.  Ones beliefs and focus alone do not change their environment; there also must be action.  As much as possible, Christian believers are to act and operate maintaining their focus upon things eternal and invisible revealed by the appearance of GOD in flesh as Jesus Christ.  Finite human tools such as history, intellect, logic, mathematics, politics, and science are incapable of establishing the necessary spiritual power for mankind to eliminate corruption, death, and sin.  Because awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures may be dominated by sin, the entire world system (i.e., the finite devices created by mankind for communication, exchange and survival) has become an idol and a tool of sin that correctly serves neither divinity, nor humanity.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:  for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  (2nd Corinthians 4:  17-18, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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