(05/28/2015) Death, Forgiveness, Sin and Spirit?

Posted: May 28, 2015 in Death, Divine Grace, Forgiveness, Law, Purpose, Resurrection, Revelation, Righteousness, Salvation, Sin
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Today, points are shared fitting together the ideas of death, divinity, forgiveness, sin, and spirit.  Meat, rather than the “sincere milk of the word” is presented to provide a more developed perspective on now familiar ideas.  Benefit, duration, and quality are added to life through intimate relationship that supplies such elements as acceptance, hope, humility, forgiveness, gratitude, joy, resilience, unselfish giving, sacrifice, truth, and wisdom. Divine law does not destroy sin, yet, through sacred law sin is exposed and made an object in consciousness that may be overcome through operations of the imparted, indwelling Spirit received in baptism.  Where life may be depicted as movement that results from unwanted change and inconsistency (directing all that exists toward recovery of balance, completeness, order, peace, perfection, stability, and unity); sin must be depicted as chaotic and random motion directed to confusion, emptiness, non-existence, perpetual ruin, and the unfruitful stillness that is death.  Divinity continues to value the Creation of heaven and earth that has been put forth as an expression of exalted being, eminence, grace, and sovereignty.  Therefore, provisions have been established that see death undone through resurrection; and sin may be “undone” through salvation, rebirth, and renewed godliness.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Hashim” (Level 2 with 560 points, a member since May 12, 2015) posted the following:

Why do Christians believe God needs to die to Forgive our Sins…?

Is sin more powerful than a God’s life,?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  (For until the law sin was in the world:  but sin is not imputed when there is no law.  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift:  for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.  For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.  (Romans 5:  13-21, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Saved by His Death? (05/13/2015); Getting It Right About Angels (05/10/2015); How Can One Man Die? (02/09/2015); When Is A Law The LAW? (03/25/2014); Saul of Tarsus (03/26/2014); Jesus and the Pharisees (07/14/2013); How Could Angels Fall? (07/15/2013)

“Hashim”, to correctly understand the character, nature, and processes of divinity, a person must carefully assign value to (we say, judge) many profound themes and transcendent truths that describe multiple subtleties (i.e., barely visible differences; hidden shifts in meaning and value) of life experience.  In general, our finite tools for managing emotion and intellect (e.g., logic, mathematics, philosophy, science) are not sufficient to immediately apprehend the full range of ideas that clarify the meaning of “spirit”, and that maintain the peculiar awareness, consciousness and knowledge generated by spirit as an active power.  There are more points to consider than I may list here, however, the following should be useful for your further study:

(1.)  GOD is a spirit—not a mere abstract idea—who displays recognizable attributes (e.g., active presence, authority, glory, holiness, immortality, immutability, person, purpose, purity, wisdom, wrath against sin) that allow divinity to interact within relationships among created beings and living creatures.

(2.)  The framework of time and space present life as temporal—experienced as disconnected, discreet episodes, events and occurrences.  For the living, lasting significance and eternal value must be established using a different framework.  Therefore, life experience also includes birth, death, loss, maturation, rebirth, sacrifice, sharing, and suffering.

(3.)  Sin is no material thing having measurable dimensions (e.g., depth, height, length, weight); is no living thing; does not express love or show preference; and contains no spirit substance from divinity.  Even so, sin has direction, effect, and presence; and may dominate awareness and self-will (we say, will power) within created beings and living creatures.  The operations of sin appear as natural and normal aspects of ones inner being, therefore, they are not recognized as contrary to ones nature, foreign, and strange until damage and loss become undeniable.  While sin opposes the continued existence of divine law and does not obey the divine will, sin can not control, influence or manipulate divine will.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (4.)  Sin may not be simply eliminated or removed from the earth without catastrophe, devastation, and upheaval throughout the entire universe.  Sin threatens the destruction of things unknown and unshared among men, and angels that can never be replaced.  Through the ministry of GOD appearing in the flesh as Jesus Christ (we say, the Incarnation), the sacred essence conveyed through the mechanism of blood is applied for atonement, redemption, and salvation.  Included are such aspects of spirit as breath, comfort, promise, prophecy, the spark of life, truth, will and word.  The living may receive fresh deposits from the makeup of Deity that allow them to recognize, reject and resist sin.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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