Today, the cross comes into view answering divine demands made by divine law (we say, the expressed will of GOD) as well as those made for being in correct relationship with the Creator.  Oneness is a shared goal and intent for both law and sacred relationship.  Such features as faithfulness, forgiveness, grace, intimacy, and love are as important to the full revelation of GOD as are condemnation, righteous judgment, divine prerogative, and punishment.  In the same way finite intelligence, logic, philosophy, science and technology cannot eliminate sin and its consequences, neither reliance upon abstractions of process (e.g., equity, justice, impartiality) and  formal regulations and law for government, nor reliance upon human tools of emotion and mind alone provide correct understanding of GODhead.  Even through the ancient ordinances and statutes granted to mankind principles for continuing in proper relationship to GOD have been  communicated.  Readers are encouraged to consider how this appears in the following Bible verses, and the presentation below:

Matthew 5:  43-45, King James Version (KJV):  43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;  45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:  for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:  19-22, KJV:  19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:  but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.  21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:  22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:  and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council:  but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

1st Peter 4:  1-6, KJV:  1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind:  for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;  2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.  3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:  4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:  5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.  6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

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

 

Is the Son in some ways not like the Father in that he told us to turn the other cheek whereas the Father did smite those who transgressed?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  And he is the head of the body, the church:  who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.  (Colossians 1:  12-20, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Revelation and The Cross (03/27/2016); Oneness and The Cross (03/18/2016); Answered by The Cross? (03/14/2016); Damnation And The Cross? (03/06/2016); More On Divine Justification (02/08/2016); Love That Is Spirit? (01/28/2016); Does Everyone Go To Heaven? (10/28/2012); Magick and Prayers? (10/29/2012)

 

“Anonymous”, the operations to make divinity knowable and known to created beings and living creatures have combined and interwoven aspects of carnal, material, social and spirit existence.  Details and secrets of the mystery whereby the Father and Son are in oneness without sameness have not yet been disclosed.  Even so, the completeness and excellency of Deity described as GODhead continues as eternal life and process displayed through multiple levels of authority, expression, purpose, and substance.  Divine will is active, present, and visible both through the processes of sacred law, and those of intimate relationship between the Creator and the created.  The demands of law come into view by such mandatory and nonnegotiable features as atonement, confession, covenant, death, judgment, mercy, and resurrection.  The demands of relationship come into view by features such as adoption, contrition, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, humility, Incarnation, inheritance, meekness, praise, rebirth, thanksgiving, and trust.  These features are complementary, and fit together in a comprehensive scheme of divine revelation that, despite time and space, through operations of the Holy Spirit, are as blood and truth from the cross flowing to here and now.  Consider how this is stated using language from the Bible in the following verses:

(1.)  Matthew 5:  5-10, King James Version (KJV):  5 Blessed are the meek:  for they shall inherit the earth.  6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  for they shall be filled.  7 Blessed are the merciful:  for they shall obtain mercy.  8 Blessed are the pure in heart:  for they shall see God.  9 Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.  10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

(2.)  1st Corinthians 15:  21-24, KJV:  21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  23 But every man in his own order:  Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.  24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

(3.)  Hebrews 9:  24-28, KJV:  24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:  25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;  26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:   but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.  27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:  28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  John 10:  27-30, KJV:  27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.  29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.  30 I and my Father are one.)  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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