(02/07/2016) Possible For Intelligent People?

Posted: February 7, 2016 in Discernment, Knowledge, Science, Spirit Growth, Subtlety, Wisdom
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Today, points are shared on the importance of applying ones intelligence for success in new life as a Christian believer.  More often than not, those who can’t be reasoned with and who express disbelief in GOD are responding to and relying upon attitudes, emotions, impressions, and misinformation, and have made no mature or thorough examination—that should include some time spent living life in the Spirit—for the claims of GOD in Christ.  Given the need for operations of the Spirit from GOD, for the Christian, academic skills, secular knowledge, literacy, and popular culture often are irrelevant, or of little value.  Even so, the formal methods, process and techniques for formulating life questions and securing practical answers continue to have value, and are vital.  Hear again the Scriptures, and consider the presentation below:

Deuteronomy 29:  29, King James Version (KJV):  29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God:  but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Romans 12:  1-2, KJV:  1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Hosea 4:  6-10, KJV:  6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:  because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me:  seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.  7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me:  therefore will I change their glory into shame.  8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.  9 And there shall be, like people, like priest:  and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.  10 For they shall eat, and not have enough:  they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase:  because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

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.

Romans 8:  13-17, KJV:  13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:  but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Spunky” (Level 7 with 169,355 points, a member since August 08, 2009) posted the following:

 

How is it possible for Intelligent people to be Christians?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:  In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.  (Colossians 2:  6-15, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Why The Bible Makes Sense (09/19/2014); GOD and The Framework of Time (09/20/2014); Emotional Appeal? (04/02/2013); Life Given By Knowledge? (04/03/2013); A Spirit Church? (04/04/2013); Foolish For Not Believing? (03/22/2013); Science and the Laws of Nature? (03/23/2013); How To Love GOD? (03/24/2013)

 

“Spunky”, becoming a mature Christian believer can not be accomplished without correctly applying ones intelligence.  For the Christian, contemplation, dialog, and study are crucial.  Even so, the finite tools of logic, philosophy, science and technology are not enough to eliminate and remove sin from the earth.  Those who come to the Lord direct their awareness and self-will in a continuing process of growth and learning to acquire sacred knowledge as well as to nourish and increase their own spirit substance.  As a follower of Jesus, the born-again believer will encounter multiple issues having depth, range and scope upon a cosmic level that are characterized by subtlety (i.e., having barely visible differences, fine details, hidden shifts in meaning and value).  It is not impossible to gain a new and vibrant relationship with the Creator, however, such “new life” is only by the operations and provisions of divinity.  Those who are “born again” must go on to “mature again” by facing life challenges upon the earth.  In addition to rebirth that deposits spirit content from the makeup of Deity (e.g., faith, holiness, longsuffering, wisdom, wrath against sin), disciples of Christ are to cooperate with authority, endure suffering, continue study of the holy writings, practice fellowship with more mature believers, maintain praise and prayer, sacrifice, and serve unselfishly.  The life and work of a Christian believer is by no means mindless, or rooted in ignorance, animal instinct, intuition, and superstition.  There are to be balance, focus, and eternal purpose.  Consider how this is stated in the language of the Bible:

(1.)  John 3:  6-8, King James Version (KJV):  6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth:  so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

(2.)  1st Thessalonians 5:  20-22, KJV:  20 Despise not prophesyings.  21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.  22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

(3.)  Psalms 119:  98-103, KJV:  98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:  for they are ever with me.  99 I have more understanding than all my teachers:  for thy testimonies are my meditation.  100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.  101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.  102 I have not departed from thy judgments:  for thou hast taught me.

There are many other verses that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and made a part of ones spiritual treasure.  (For example, (4.) 2nd Timothy 2:  14-16, KJV:  14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.  15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  16 But shun profane and vain babblings:  for they will increase unto more ungodliness.)  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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