(12/04/2014) Guilt and Ignorance?

Posted: December 3, 2014 in Atonement, Children of GOD, Forgiveness, High Priest, Jesus, Knowledge, Priesthood, Sacrifice, Sin
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Atonement, awareness of ones guilt, forgiveness, and the priesthood of Jesus are topics, today.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “SupaStar” (Level 2 with 432 points, a member since August 7, 2014) posted the following:


When Jesus said “Forgive them for they know not what they do”… was he talking to god?

And, if he was talking to god about forgiving all of us for “not knowing what they do”, then, how can god not forgive EVERYONE, SPECIFICALLY if they disrespect him, even WITHOUT “accepting Jesus”, because, after all….

“Forgive them for they know not what they do”?


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses,  Even all that the LORD hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the LORD commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations;  Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.  And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance:  and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance:  And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.  And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.  And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.  Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.  (Numbers 15:  22-29, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:   The Power of Forgiveness? (10/01/2014); No Divine Protection? (10/02/2014); Arguing Against the Bible in Church? (02/18/2014); Snake Handling? (02/19/2014); Reading Only The Red Part (11/19/2012); According to the Eternal Purpose (11/20/2012); Henceforth, Of This Fruit (11/21/2012); Father Forgive (09/06/2012); Beer In My Milk? (09/07/2012)


“SupaStar”, here are a few points shared among Christian believers that you might find helpful:

(1.)  Jesus Christ died upon the cross as a further aspect of his work as a divinely appointed priest within the covenant of GOD established under Moses.  In addition to prayers on behalf of others (we say, intercession, mediation), Christ was to serve as an acceptable sacrifice for sin that would supply blood for atonement, and the remission of sins.

(2.)  The law and tradition established through covenant acknowledged that sin may appear through simple errors, ignorance, and lapses of discipline.  Sin is not always a matter of iniquity (i.e., deliberate or persistent action against authority and divine law).  Not having knowledge of all the law, a person could be guilty of transgression without knowing they had committed an error.  Once a person realized that their behavior and conduct had violated the law, they were required to make an atonement sacrifice with offerings of blood.

(3.)  The operations of sin oppose the continued existence of all living.  While we describe sin and wickedness as a feature of attitudes and behavior, sin is no object or thing that has a distinct material, physical or spirit form.  Yet, sin is an influence having direction, effect, and presence, and may dominate awareness and self-will within created beings and living creatures.  Without divine provisions such as covenant, sacred knowledge, law, promise, and prophecy, mankind can not correctly recognize or resist the operation of sin.  Finite human tools such as intellect, logic, mathematics, philosophy and science are not able to eliminate sin.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  The ministry of Jesus as a divine High Priest has also provided a model and picture to all mankind for personal relationship with divinity.  How we value our own lives and identity is essential to how we value Deity; and how we regard divinity determines multiple aspects of who and what will be our full life experience.  Those who acknowledge intimacy with GOD as their Father must also acknowledge specific challenges, duties, and privileges.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC


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