(09/24/2014) Beliefs, Customs and Racism?

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Amusements, Christmas, Commitment, Judgment, Knowledge, Revelation, Spiritual Growth
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Today, the separation among spiritual beliefs, holiday celebrations, practices and customs for children, and racism are in view.  A “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Goku” (Level 4 with 3,583 points, a member since June 23, 2014) posted the following:

 

Christians you believe in god and satan?

Then why not Santa and Easter bunny they are also related to your festivals isn’t this racism

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:  In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.  (Colossians 2:  6-12, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Why the Gospel for Our Children (05/13/2014); Changing Times and Laws? (05/14/2014); Are Holidays Bad? (11/16/2013); Denying GOD by Eating Shrimp? (11/17/2013); Escape from Racism (10/24/2012); Christians Who Ignore GOD’s Laws (10/25/2012); Holiday Displays? (12/07/2012); An Attack Upon Creation? (12/08/2012); And This Was Good News (12/01/2012)

 

“Goku”, here are a few points on Christian belief that have released many from error, ignorance and spiritual confusion:

(1.)  The emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual makeup of mankind allows for multiple levels of communication, exchange, interaction, and understanding.  The idea that opposing elements and features may exist within a single, closed system has been described using many ideas you may be familiar with (e.g., cartoons, chi, dragon ball, yin and yang).

(2.)  For Christians, receiving sacred knowledge is an ongoing process of examination and judgment, learning and growth.  Ideas and information are compared and contrasted against fixed standards to determine their agreement and fit with the things of ones own spirit content.  Believers are to “prove” (test) all things, and hold fast to what is good.

(3.)  Those outside of Christ mistakenly think that divine judgment is all about criticism, damnation, hell and sin.   However, to judge is to assign value, resolve conflicts, and settle disputes by applying the law.  Cultural traditions, customs, and the things useful to develop and encourage minor children are not intended to counterfeit or replace the revealed things from GOD.  When correctly used for amusement, entertainment, and recreation, such things do not automatically damage, destroy, or impose the confusion and imbalance of racism.  Only when maliciously, repeatedly and systematically misapplied do they take on destroying value.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.) As those born again, Christians must “grow up” and mature again.  Continuing to have contact with a secular world, believers are to endure the same challenges and “growing pains” as all others upon the earth.  However, believers are endowed with spirit content from the makeup of GOD that provides a broad and enriched perspective.)  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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