(01/20/2015) The Idea of Perfection?

Posted: January 20, 2015 in Angels, Demons, Devils, Discernment, Heaven, High Priest, Perfection, Sin, Spiritual Confusion
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Spiritual confusion stemming from the account of sin among angels in heaven comes into view, again.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Earl” (Level 1 with 4 points, a member since November 21, 2013) posted the following:

 

If demons are angels that sinned, doesnt that mean heaven isnt perfect?

Maybe god isnt perfect either , or maybe there is no such thing as perfect when referring to a “being”

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:  that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:  for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:  For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  (2nd Peter 1:  2-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Scriptures and Perfection? (10/27/2014); GOD to “Try Harder”? (03/17/2014); Unclear Scriptures? (03/18/2014); A Perfected Body (03/09/2014); Immutable GODhead (03/10/2014); The Adversary? (12/05/2012); “Soul” Food? (12/06/2012); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012); Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012)

 

“Earl”, your expression of faith moves me to share a few points from my own understanding of divine perfection:

(1.)  While to be “perfect” is to be complete, finished, and at the highest level of quality, the perfection of GOD expressed through material creation, created beings, and living creatures also generates change, development, diversity, growth, and movement.  Divine perfection must be established using a divine standard that would include balance, all specific holy intent, eternal life, and sacred purpose.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit, and the perfection of spirit is not apprehended using finite intellect, logic, mathematics, reason, philosophy, and science.  Spirit is without measurable dimensions that are the core substance for secular knowledge.  Aristotle’s course for classifying and grouping things is plain, and has served on many levels for human experience.  When applied to spiritual things that rule becomes what Christians call “discernment” (spirit content must be used to recognize and respond to other spirit content).

(3.)  Sin is no material or spirit thing put forth from the Creator, yet, sin has direction, effect, and presence.  Sin may dominate awareness and self-will in the living.  Christians who receive Jesus Christ as redeemer and savior also acknowledge his office as the High Priest within the Temple of heaven.  The cleansing and removal of the marks from sin are accomplished only by applications of blood that convey life and sacred substance (we say, divinity).

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Just as their place in relationship are not the same as that for Deity, perfection for GOD is not that for finite beings.  The Creator is immutable and unchanging; and is being made known and revealed to the created through multiple sacred processes.  Included are atonement, advent, correction, healing, incarnation, death, judgment, rebirth, 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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