(02/17/2016) Belief In Another World?

Posted: February 17, 2016 in Christian Beliefs, Gospel, Heaven, Incarnation, Scriptures, The Bible, The World
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Today, discussion centers upon believing GOD is spirit, the place of GOD, and the existence of heaven with other spheres for life containing divinity.  Belief in a “spirit world” is part of what sets Christianity apart as a system that describes reality.  Where it is true that the conditions, makeup, and processes for created beings and living creatures are very different than that for Deity—and may be discovered only through such sacred operations as baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak), forgiveness, Incarnation, judgment, prophecy, and sanctification—a broad set of possibilities and truths presently unknown to mankind also continues to exist.  On the basis of multiple human reports describing encounters, events, and experiences that are agreed to have displayed spirit content and value, many are confident that other areas beside the surface of the earth, and its underground and water systems, actually are available to mankind for life experience.  For Christian believers, it is not “far-fetched” or impossible that the Creator and Maker of earth also has appeared to mankind using finite carnal, material, and social tools.  Included are birth, covenant, death, diversity, inheritance, law, promise, nations, prophets, resurrection, and spokespersons.  Consider the following Scriptures, and the presentation below:

1st John 4:  12-14, King James Version (KJV):  12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.  14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

1st John 4:  15-17, KJV:  15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.  16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment:  because as he is, so are we in this world.

1st John 3:  23-24, KJV:  23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.  24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “dancer” (Level 1 with 95 points, a member since December 25, 2012) posted the following:

 

Why some people think that there is another world ?religious people?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.  (Ephesians 2:  13-22, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Scale of Salvation? (12/13/2015); Sun Worship? (07/27/2015); To Express the Fullness of GOD? (07/09/2015); Relationship With Our Creator? (03/16/2015); A Creator No Longer Needed? (02/19/2015); A Spirit Church? (04/04/2013); My Brother’s Keeper (04/05/2013); Before Abraham Was… (03/14/2013); On Titles and Respect (03/15/2013)

 

“dancer”, Christian doctrine and teaching do not directly promote the idea of life on Mars and other planets, multiple worlds, co-existing streams of time, reincarnation, or parallel universes that may be experienced by humans.  Many imagine, speculate, and pursue creative thinking about other forms of life, what their environment might be, and what could occur through our exchanges and interactions (e.g., Predators, Star Wars, Terminators, Transformers).  Others, think of the Grave (hell) and the “place of torment” as separate worlds, where people are cursing GOD, fighting among themselves, living in pain, or even longing to be alive again.  In general, their ideas are taken from ordinary carnal, material, and social experiences.

For Christians, the holy writings describe the origin for the earth, mankind, and the diverse living things (animals, bacteria, birds, insects, etc.) in a way that resonates with human experience, and is consistent with the workings of finite tools for development and discovery such as intellect, logic, philosophy, and science.  Followers of Jesus Christ all acquire sacred knowledge that provides information and insight regarding divinity, the Creator and Maker of the earth, and all that men may know to exist.  We accept that GOD is a spirit (we also say, breath, life essence, word), and the things regarding GOD may only be known using operations and processes provided from GOD.

Christians trust that the Bible can be accepted as a record of divine operations upon the earth over the course of thousands of years, through thousands of events, in the lives of thousands of people.  Detailed study has been made of its formal agreements, counsels, covenants, and standards.  Those who refuse to read the Bible, and are ignorant of what is supplied there, also lack their own knowledge of the Gospel, and continue to be vulnerable to the errors of others along with disbelief, the power of fantasy, foolishness, occultism, and superstition. 

Divinity must be spoken of with an awareness that is organized to respond to spirit substance.  The place of Deity (we say, heaven) is not a separate world having no connection to human reality so much as a different aspect, and dimension within a single universe that also contains mankind.  Believers sometimes speak of divisions, dominions, kingdoms, principalities, or realms to describe differences among operations of authority, commitment, and spirit content as well as how divine power appears, is revealed, and is made visible.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, given the exalted holiness and purity ascribed to GOD, the place of divine presence is correctly conceived as “perfect”.  In the language of the Bible: 

Psalms 46:  4-5  King James Version (KJV):  4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.  5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:  God shall help her, and that right early. 

Isaiah 57:  15, KJV:  15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. 

Isaiah 66:  1-2, KJV:  1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:  where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?  2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD:  but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. 

1st Peter 2:  5, KJV:  5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Revelation 21:  2-4, KJV:  2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:  for the former things are passed away.)  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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