(12/14/2015) Our Beginnings Were Perfect?

Posted: December 14, 2015 in Adam, Creation, Fellowship with GOD, Judgment, Knowledge, Perfection, Scriptures, Sin, The Fall of Adam, The Flesh
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Themes of corruption, perfection and purity are in view, today.   Readers are encouraged to reflect on the following from the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, and my thoughts appearing below:  Titus 1:  15-16, NIV:  15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.  16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.  Also, 1st John 1:  5-9, NIV:  5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you:  God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.  6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.  8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  Romans 5:  13-15, NIV:  13 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.  14 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.  15 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!  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “badwolf” (Level 1 with 13 points, a member since August 01, 2014) posted the following:

 

Why does god corrupt perfection of spirit by putting us in a human body..is he a sadist?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  “Yet you have not called on me, Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, Israel.  You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices.  I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense.  You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices.  But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.  “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.  Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.  Your first father sinned; those I sent to teach you rebelled against me.  So I disgraced the dignitaries of your temple; I consigned Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.  (Isaiah 43:  22-28, NIV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Choice of Knowledge? (10/28/2015); The Return to Dust? (06/14/2015); Relationship With Our Creator? (03/16/2015); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012); Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012); Why Clothing? (10/15/2010); Known by GOD? (10/16/2010)

 

“badwolf”, Christian believers do not hold any idea that divinity has corrupted Creation.  Adam lived to be nearly 1,000 years old, as did many other of the Patriarchs.  The earth was undefiled by epidemic disease, air and water pollution, and the problems from garbage, “fossil fuels,” and human waste.  The beginnings for mankind are understood as having been with a perfect Spirit, within a perfect body, within a perfect environment and sphere of life.  More than this, believers typically agree that it is equally absurd and unthinkable that the Creation of GOD would have no value to the Creator, and the Creator would have no value to his Creation.  GOD is aware of all our present flaws, imperfections, and shortcomings, yet, GOD is more concerned with saving our lives than destroying our lives.  Deity may only be known by judgment, rebirth, and revelation.  The choice to embrace secular rather than sacred knowledge resulted in the terrible loss of consecration, intimate relationship, divine respect, and essential trust.  Aspects of the endowment granted to mankind as human makeup were rendered incapable of fulfilling eternal purpose; and mankind would be continually challenged by the operations of sin that relate to chaos, confusion, and non-existence.  Consider again the following from the holy writings:

(1.)  Romans 8:  18-25, New International Version (NIV):  18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.  19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope  21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.  22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.  24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?  25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

(2.)   Jeremiah 6:  14-16, NIV:  14 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious.  ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.  15 Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct?  No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush.  So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the Lord.  16 This is what the Lord says:  “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.  But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

(3.)  Galatians 5:  16-18, NIV:  16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.  18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

There are many other verses that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and made a permanent aspect of ones spiritual fullness.  (For example, (4.)  Romans 5:  1-5, NIV:  1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.  5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.)  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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