Today, Scripture points are shared on martyrdom, suffering and tragic incidents that occur among Christian believers.  Persecution that was seen by the early church was a sacred device like the confusion of languages at Babel.  Persecution continues today; and often goes unrecognized, because we do not see the dramatic death of believers within an arena filled with wild beasts.  Persecution calls forth the increased spread  of sacred knowledge with discernment of commitment, conviction, and faith.  A young writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Chiamaka” (Level 1 with 96 points, a member since June 10, 2015) posted the following:

 

Getting shot in church? (Charleston, SC massacre)?

So i heard about the Charleston massacre. I don’t understand. They were in church. Praising the lord. The whole situation just seems ironic. You would think a church would have some kind of barrier stopping all evil from happening. I would be lying if I said, as a Christian, I wasn’t having any doubts. I know death is inevitable. And not necessarily a bad thing. But I don’t understand where was the Lord in this situation? I know it could be worse. And I feel really bad that I’m having these doubts. But I don’t understand, can someone explain? Why someonething like this would happen in a church of all places? I’m 14 by the way.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us:  we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  (2nd Corinthians 5:  17-21, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Getting GOD To Save? (03/10/2015); No Divine Protection? (10/02/2014); His Authority in Judgment? (10/03/2015); That Mortal Children Die? (12/15/2013); Going It Alone? (12/16/2013); A Slaughter of Innocents (12/15/2012); Signs of Messianic Belief (12/16/2012)

 

“Chiamaka”, the appearance of divinity upon the earth as Jesus Christ was to change specific aspects of the divine process for all created beings and living creatures (e.g., death, judgment, mortality, reconciliation, salvation).  Many features of the life process can not be altered or removed without total upheaval on a cosmic scale.  Thus, human error, violence, wickedness, and sin have not been eliminated; yet, sacred processes are now being carried out to fully recover, restore, and transform the living who will continue as companions to Deity.  Consider again the following points from the Scriptures:

(1.)  Luke 13:  1-5, King James Version (KJV):  13 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.  2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?  3 I tell you, Nay:  but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?  5 I tell you, Nay:  but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

(2.)  Matthew 5:  10-12, KJV:  10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:  for their’s is the kingdom of heaven.  11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:  for great is your reward in heaven:  for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

(3.)  Romans 8:  5-9, KJV:  5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:   for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

(4.)  Mark 10:  28-31, KJV:  28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.  29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,  30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.  31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (5.)  1st Peter 4:  15-17, KJV:  15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.  16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.  17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:  and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?)  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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