Divine love, judgment and the revelation of eternal righteousness are topics, today.  It has been suggested that, where Christian believers love their neighbor as they love themselves, they should also judge their neighbor as they judge themselves.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Some” (Level 1 with 8 points, a member since December 02, 2014) posted the following:

 

Should Christians change the saying love thy neighbor to judge thy neighbor?

I see more of them judging than loving

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  We are of God:  he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.  Beloved, let us love one another:  for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  (1st John 4:  6-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  What to Do About Liars? (11/14/2014); Refraining Our Tongues? (11/15/2014); Scriptures and Judging Others (03/12/2014); Faith Given By GOD (03/13/2013); The Benefit of Law? (11/15/2013); Are Holidays Bad? (11/16/2013)

 

“Some”, here are a few points to consider that continue to challenge mature Christian believers, who agree they are made in the image of a god of Judgment:

(1.)  Divinity is being made known and visible to mankind through many different sacred devices and operations.  In addition to such process as birth, death, hope, love, promise, and prophecy, the character and nature of the Creator is further revealed and shown through judgment whereby direction, meaning and value are acknowledged and permanently assigned.  While condemnation and punishment may appear as aspects of judgment, features vital for continuity of life also appear such as approval, balance, correction, forbearance, forgiveness, impartiality, mercy, and righteousness.

(2.)  Those who are “born again” become altered through baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth having substance from the content of divinity).  Through unseen operations by the Spirit of GOD, believers are provided with a fresh endowment of such sacred substances from the makeup of Deity as faith, holiness, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Believers must “grow up” again facing life challenges upon the earth.  Thus, all must gradually acquire sacred knowledge through study of the Scriptures; become skilled as having discernment (using ones own spirit content to recognize and respond to the spirit matter in events, experiences, other persons, statements, etc.); enter into fellowship with other believers; maintain practices for spiritual growth (we say, sacraments); and be in communication with divinity through prayer.

(3.)  The covenant with GOD shared through Jesus Christ is also an agreement to accept, display, and foster divine love expressed through sacred admonitions, instruction, law, proclamations, and warnings.  With the “good news” of Jesus having triumphed over death in resurrection, we also have it that Christ is our advocate, High Priest, mediator, and spokesperson in all divine judgment.  Sin appears as “non-material”, “non-spirit” phenomena that can not be eliminated using finite tools of intellect, logic, mathematics, philosophy, and science.  Atonement for sin that can only be accomplished through applications of holy blood has been completed through the sacrifice of the cross.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Believers share their knowledge of sacred law, and extend their own discipline and rule of truth to others as a divine gift.  Sacred judgment is always a blessing, for judgment is the resolution of conflict and the settlement of disputes through hallowed law.  Peace is never the outcome of war; war repeatedly promotes bitterness, distrust, fear, hate, loss, resentment, and more war.  Peace is the fruit of righteous judgment.  We say believers are the “salt of the earth” partly because, those having no direct part in the covenant of love with Christ may still receive benefit through the operations of judgment within his holy kingdom.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to the measure of your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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