Today, definitions and explanations are shared to clarify the connections among blood, death, inheritance, life and sin.  Sin is inherited as a condition for all human existence upon the earth, yet, sin is not a physical trait passed on from parents to their children like ethnicity or eye color.  More correctly understood, sin is a person’s standing (status) with divinity based upon their own deposit of spirit content from the makeup of GOD.  Consider again the following from the New International Version of the Bible (NIV) and the presentation that appears below:    1st John 3:  8-10, NIV:  8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.  9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.  10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are:  Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.  Also, Ezekiel 18:  19-23, NIV:  19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live.  20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.  21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die.  22 None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live.  23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

 

Are the father’s sins passed to his children through his blood?

Sin is in blood.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—  To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.  Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.  But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!  Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin:  The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification.  For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!  Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.  For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.  (Romans 5:  12-19, NIV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Accountability and Challenge, Not Blame (09/03/2015); Sin As Our Inheritance? (06/08/2015); Meanings That Support Eternal Existence? (06/02/2015); To Drink Holy Blood? (02/16/2015); What Is Life? (02/06/2015); The Ones Not Knowing Jesus? (12/11/2014); The New and Living Way (12/12/2014); The Gift of Life Despised? (10/13/2014); The Life That Endures (10/14/2014)

 

“Anonymous”, among Christian believers, life within humans is believed carried and distributed to all the parts of a material body by the blood.  Eternal life is that condition and state of being established by divine operations to enable and continue unending, intimate association and interaction with GOD.  To say, blood is on someone’s hands or head speaks to their accountability in judgment for termination of life.  Divinity (divine content) is imparted and manifest only through operations of the Holy Spirit (we also say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth).  Life and blood both have part in sacred operations for atonement and unification (i.e., being joined to Deity).  Blood itself is not life; and life is correctly spoken of as breath, essence, spirit, and word.  Spirit itself is the vessel to transport spirit.  Existence is an aspect of spirit; and all things that exist do not have blood, do not have life.  Sin is no carnal, material or tangible thing that exists separate from the active processes of the living that include unseen features (such as attitudes, desires, emotion, intellect, logic, and reason).  Sin is not so much a substance as a continuing condition that alters the course of existence for the living.  Because sin induces the living to be in conflict with divinity, death was instituted as a divine tool for preservation of Creation.  The sin condition was not begun, created or introduced by divinity; and the operations of sin become visible in mankind through human awareness, self-will, and separation from GOD for integrity of being (we say, independence).  Sin opposes the continuing existence of divine law, and promotes non-existence.  Given that sin lacks the character and nature of objects in existence, created beings and living creatures are unable to destroy, eliminate, or even correctly recognize sin as contrary to life.  Through the ministry of Jesus Christ upon the earth as Son of Man and from the heaven as Risen Lord, humanity is receiving divine gifts that provide power to discern, expose, and resist sin.  Included are covenant, law, promise, prophecy, rebirth, repentance, sanctification, and testimony.  Consider the following points from Scripture:

(1.)   Leviticus 17:  10-12, New International Version (NIV):  10 “‘I will set my face against any Israelite or any foreigner residing among them who eats blood, and I will cut them off from the people.  11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.  12 Therefore I say to the Israelites, “None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner residing among you eat blood.”

(2.)   Ezekiel 33:  1-7, NIV:  1 The word of the Lord came to me:  2 “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them:  ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman,  3 and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people,  4 then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head.  5 Since they heard the sound of the trumpet but did not heed the warning, their blood will be on their own head. If they had heeded the warning, they would have saved themselves.   6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.’  7 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.

(3.)   John 6:  51-56, NIV:  51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”  52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”  53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.  54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.  55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.  56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.

There are many other verses that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and made a part of ones spiritual arsenal.  (For example, (4.)  1st Corinthians 15:  21-26, NIV:  21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn:  Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.  24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.  25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.  26 The last enemy to be destroyed is 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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