(11/19/2015) The Correct Prescription?

Posted: November 19, 2015 in Eternal Life, Faith, Knowledge, Revelation, Science, Sin, Spiritual Growth
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Today, focus is upon the evidence that GOD exists:  baptism, faith, rebirth, trust, and new life.  Many are not healed in their understanding of the things from GOD in Christ because they have not responded to the correct prescription and “medication” provided to them by divinity.  Those who accept the claims of mathematics and science that propose the existence of unseen things (e.g., a point, a line, an atom), do so accepting fixed boundaries, limits and rules for application and understanding.  Meaning and value are assigned and determined within a closed system.  The experience of those who are drawn to GOD through Jesus Christ must be observed and responded to in the same way.  Certainty and conviction as consciousness of divine existence are established only as ongoing aspects of awareness that come by revelation and continuing operations of Deity.  (Similarly, disobedience to sacred law and transgression come by operations of sin upon awareness and self-will within the living.)  Only perceptions and substance generated within the revealed system of sacred knowledge and process can be evidence for the truth of GOD.  Consider again the following from the Bible, and the discussion appearing below:  Hebrews 11:  1-3, King James Version (KJV):  1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.  3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  Also, 2nd Corinthians 4:  17-18, KJV:  17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:  for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  Luke 10:  23-24, KJV:  23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:  24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.  Romans 5:  1-2, KJV:  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:  2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “outonalimb” (Level 4 with 3,818 points, a member since November 12, 2012) posted the following:

 

Exactly what kind of evidence would convince unbelievers that God exists?

I think I’ve asked this question before, but it’s time to ask it again….

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:  for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:  as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.  (Romans 1:  16-23, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Beyond Anything We Imagine? (11/13/2015); The Choice of Knowledge? (10/28/2015); The Evidence GOD Exists? (09/29/2015); Experience Is Not Evidence? (05/05/2013); Church Mandatory? (05/06/2013); Evidence of the Unseen Spirit? (04/09/2013); A Guide to Salvation? (04/10/2013)

 

“outonalimb”, how and that we exist is the proof of existence; and there is no “evidence” that can persuade or manipulate the thinking of others enough to make them mature followers of Jesus Christ.  Correctly understood, commitment to Christ is not the result of argument, debate, indoctrination, intellect, logic, philosophy, politics, secular history, or science.  Ones standing as being in right relationship with divinity only comes through divine operations that reformulate a person’s spirit content.  There must be baptism (i.e., death and burial of ones inborn spirit with rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak).

In the same way, we must have the correct prescription before we go to a pharmacy for medication, we must follow the necessary procedures to arrive at godliness and spiritual maturity.  All Christian believers begin in ignorance and holding to multiple errors that must be corrected, yet, only those who actually submit themselves to be permanently changed by GOD become grounded in the sacred knowledge, lifestyle, and practices that demonstrate the condition of having eternal life.  Believers become immersed within a gospel, sacred processes, and divine purposes intended for those who believe and follow the Lord; and, rightly understood, there is nothing for the unbeliever.

The evidence for spiritual things itself must be spiritual.  GOD is a spirit with whom created beings and living creatures communicate, exchange and interact as they apply and contain divine spirit substance within their own makeup.  Those who choose to follow Christ receive a fresh deposit of spirit matter from the makeup of divinity.  Included are inseparable aspects of the Savior’s character such as faith, holiness, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin. Those who are “born again” must “grow up again” meeting the same carnal, material, and social life challenges (we say, growing pains) as all others upon the earth.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, Moses was on his way home from work when he saw something that aroused his curiosity.  There was a bush that was burning without giving off smoke, or turning into ashes.  Moses had some ideas about the GOD of his fathers; however, Moses did not stop and go closer because he wanted to pray, or have a religious experience.  He was being drawn by GOD to divinity; and when he heard the voice and word from GOD, Moses first went about to acknowledge the divine presence by prostrating himself.  In effect, it is the same experience for us, today.  Conviction and trust may be ignited during a one-time event, however, new life in Christ is a divine process that continues, and is not interrupted by death.)  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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