(07/29/2014) Divine Law for Mankind?

Posted: July 28, 2014 in Adam, Discernment, Duty of Believers, Eternal Life, Judgment, Law, Love, Revelation, The Flesh, The Ten Commandments
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Divine law and murder come into view, again, along with more on mystery and judgment.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Breakthrough” (Level 5 with 7,422 points, a member since June 29, 2013) posted the following:

 

How do you understand the ten commandments? 

How do you understand the commandment no other gods?

no idols?

or do not murder?

for example – I think that being rude to somebody is a mild form of murder

Also disrespecting somebody or looking down on somebody – not taking somebody’s feelings into consideration is also a type of murder

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  No Mystery in Lawful Judgment (07/28/2014)— (5.)  The nature and person of divinity revealed through revelation is balanced, free of contradiction, immortal, immutable, stable, and unchanging.  Consequently, the revealed intent and operations of GOD may be understood as fixed, flawless, irreplaceable, perfected, and permanent.  There is no question that divine law is direct, focused and specific; nor should there be any issue that divine judgment applying sacred law is impartial, simple, and straight forward.  At first, approaching the things of GOD in the ignorance and limitations appropriate to beings who are anchored in the operations of their own flesh (i.e., appetite, sensation, emotion/mental functioning), all believers regard the things from GOD as dark, intimidating, shrouded in mystery, and uncertain.  Through baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth having the same divine content that is the makeup of GOD) believers are endowed with such aspects of divinity as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, joy, longsuffering, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  What once was baffling, inexplicable, perplexing and unfathomable is shown to be the very divine gifts that will end all suffering, eliminate corruption, and maintain eternal life.  See Deuteronomy 29:  29, Malachi 3:  1-18 and Ephesians 3:  1-12, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.  After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do:  and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do:  neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.  Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein:  I am the LORD your God.  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments:  which if a man do, he shall live in them:  I am the LORD.  (Leviticus 18:  1-5, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  On Christians Executing Judgment (06/06/2014); Stoning in the OT? (06/07/2014); Suffering Circumcision? (06/08/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2014); The Bible is Unchanging? (03/23/2014); Deferring Judgment? (03/07/2014); To Live As a Sacrifice (03/08/2014); Bible Justice? (01/26/2014); GOD Inhabits Praise (01/27/2014); Lawful Revenge? (01/02/2014); As GOD Loves Us? (01/03/2014)

 

“Breakthrough”, here are a few points based on teachings in Scripture that should nourish our Spirit as we continue to learn and grow:

(1.)  The Decalogue is different “by letter,” however, its function and purpose is the same (we say, by spirit) as the prohibition declared to the first male and female (Adam).  What was spoken by GOD (later written), described specific conditions for the continued existence of their kind within correct relationship to GOD, and to one another.  More than simply a restraint upon appetite, sensation, and emotion/mental functioning, the law was to uphold awareness of divine presence, intimate relationship, respect, and trust.

(2.)  Because the Decalogue was intended to transform the nomadic tribes of Jacob into a priestly nation serving and worshiping the true GOD, the law appears to center upon human actions, behaviors, conduct, and works.  However, the sacred law was also a device for the revelation of divinity.  Through the law, mankind was further equipped to operate having discernment—the ability whereby created beings and living creatures apply their own spirit content to recognize and respond to spirit matter encountered in their life experiences such as events, messages, objects, other persons, prophecy, purposes, and the holy writings. 

(3.)  Because the law makes visible what we often call clean and unclean, good and bad, life and death, right from wrong, true and false, the law also comes into view as the protective hedge, and shield we call “divine love.”  In addition to Deuteronomy 6, the epistle 1st John are two of the best sources displaying the unity of law and love as well as the commandment that believers love one another.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  The law also has been given as a tool to detect and resist sin.  All sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, of the Law Giver, and of the divine order for the universe established through divine law.  However, the limitations upon divine law (we say, the curse of the law) include that law does not eliminate or remove sin.  Death may punish and get rid of a sinner, however, the  consequences of their sin may continue indefinitely and long after the sinner is gone.  Thus, the law must be buttressed and reinforced with a broad range of sacred operations such as atonement, baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth having divine content), confession, forgiveness, Incarnation, repentance, resurrection, and sanctification.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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