(01/11/2016) Where Is Society Headed?

Posted: January 11, 2016 in Authority, Knowledge, Perfection, Prophecy, Purpose, Salvation, Spiritual Growth, The Human Predicament, The World
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How Christians evaluate and judge the modern world comes into view with the human predicament, today.  It is a sin to despair of salvation.  The casual speaking of condemnation against others, our shared communities, or the many nations does not come to Christian believers as a benefit from Jesus and the cross.  Believers are those who have been taken out (we say, set apart for service to GOD; sanctified) while still upon the earth, and in the world.  Efforts to make changes that benefit oneself and others are not to be condemned, or hysterically forbidden; yet, both complaining (murmuring) and arbitrary, ungodly, and random changes that challenge divine order are described in Scripture as calamity, evil, and foolishness.  Readers are encouraged to consider the attitude and outlook of those chosen and elect as determined by such Bible verses as the following along with the presentation below: 

Deuteronomy 28:  45-48, King James Version (KJV):  45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:  46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.  47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;  48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things:  and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.  

Isaiah 61:  10-11, KJV:  10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.  11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. 

1st Corinthians 10:  13, KJV:  13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:  but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Romans 8:  27-29, KJV:  27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

John 17:  14-19, KJV:  14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  17 Sanctify them through thy truth:  thy word is truth.  18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 

One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Anonymous” (required profile information not shared) posted the following:

 

Where is a society heading that pays millions for people to sing and dance while others starve, now creating robots?

where people suffer, if the priorities of the world are all wrong, I guess I will see you at the tribulation soon?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:  but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.    (1st John 2:  15-17, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  One Faith, One Lord? (09/26/2014); Healing is By Relationship? (09/27/2014); Mankind Destroyed? (01/24/2014); What Salvation Is (01/25/2014); GOD Angry With Us? (12/08/2013); So We Could Have Life? (12/09/2013); Can One Escape? (09/18/2013); Gentiles and the Law? (09/19/2013); Illusion? (04/25/2013); Not of Legal Age? (04/26/2013)

 

“Anonymous”, as surely as two men may be in the same conversation, and have two different outlooks on life—have the same job and pay, yet not have the same sense of accomplishment and satisfaction; both be married, yet, not feel the same fulfillment—among Christians (and other believers) there may be deep and continuing differences regarding the quality of life, the closeness of their relationship with GOD, and the meaning and message to be seen in current events.  Even so, for there to be order, peace, security and stability, all are to acknowledge a shared set of proclamations, promises, and prophecies describing the needs of mankind, the provisions from divinity, and the ongoing divine process for salvation, renewal, repentance, and rebirth.  Our different belief systems also generate detailed definitions and practices for valuing one another and the general society.  Not so strangely, many are drawn to systems that emerge through human error or weakness, where foremost in their concept of liberty is the freedom to express anger, bitterness, despair, fear, malice, suspicion, and regret.  They may see themselves powerless and trapped in circumstances and conditions that will only be changed or moved by their own human substance, violence, or will power.  In most instances, believers are sophisticated and intellectual enough to recognize that sacred knowledge and consciousness of things within the realm of spirit, require their careful use of other abilities, approaches, and skills than those merely for expressing confusion, disappointment, distrust and disgust.  Consider again the following from the holy writings:

(1.)  1st Peter 2:  13-17, King James Version (KJV):  13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;  14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.  15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:  16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.  17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

(2.)  1st Peter 2:  6-10, KJV:  6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious:  and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.  7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious:  but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,  8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient:  whereunto also they were appointed.  9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;  10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:  which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

(3.)  Titus 2:  11-15, KJV:  11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;  13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.  15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

There are many other verses that should be carefully examined, correctly understood, and applied as power against error.  (For example, (4.)  Revelation 21:  7-8, KJV:  7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:  which is the second death.)  Even so, I trust these fragments will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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