The confidence, optimism, pleasure and satisfaction of GOD when putting forth the Creation comes into view, today.  It is written:  Remember this, and shew yourselves men:  bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.  Remember the former things of old:  for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: (Isaiah 46:  8-11, King James Version (KJV)).  Christian believers are to rejoice in their election, justification, redemption and salvation, and all the handiwork of GOD as the experience of the same eternal goodness and joy within divinity.  Neither judgment nor sacrifice may be overlooked as necessary aspects of the full work to establish life that is to be diverse, enduring, flexible, and resilient.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Brandon” (Level 1 with 1 point, a member since February 24, 2016) posted the following:

 

Why would God create the human race knowing the price would be his son? Also knowing we would sin and that would cost his son?

Update: Also, creating the tree that Satan would use to tempt Adam and Eve

Update 2: Does God love us as much as Christ?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  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.  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.  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called:  and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 8:  28-39, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  In The Image of Man (05/04/2016); Products of The Cross? (04/27/2016); The Cross and Creation (03/24/2016); Justified Through Christ? (08/26/2015); Justifying GOD? (03/15/2015); A Creator No Longer Needed? (02/19/2015); Evil is not Sin? (09/22/2013)

 

“Brandon”, we need to see things more from GOD’s point of view.  Consider this:  GOD embraced creation as a divine imperative (something that must be done in accord with the existence of divinity).  The Maker knew his own intent; the eternal benefit, good, and joy that would ultimately result; and the value that would become established and endure as an aspect of divine being and expression.  Christian believers are encouraged to “get to know GOD” by carefully considering the many things that have been provided and put upon display as “revelation” to make divinity knowable and known.  Included are covenant relationships with the living, divine law, Incarnation, prophecy, the death of Jesus upon the cross, the Savior’s  resurrection, the Lord’s ascension, and the falling of the Holy Ghost as the imparted Spirit from GOD.  In addition to continuing sacred practices (we say, sacraments such as baptism, marriage and penance), believers must acquire sacred (rather than secular) knowledge by study of the holy writings that use thousands of events occurring in thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years to show the “active presence,” sacred operations, and eternal purposes of GOD.  Assignment of value and fitness to exist as an eternal companion of Deity (we say, blessing, favor, judgment) is granted created beings and living creatures as grace and divine prerogative, yet, requires response by the living expressed as dutifulness, faithfulness, obedience, and spiritual growth as well as overcoming challenge, obstacles, suffering and trials.  Hear how this is state in the language of the Bible:

(1.)  Romans 1:  18-22, King James Version (KJV):  18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;  19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

(2.)  Isaiah 55:  7-9, KJV:  7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

(3.)  Jeremiah 29:  11-13, KJV:  11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

There is far more that should be carefully said, thoughtfully examined, and spiritually understood.  (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 am sure this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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