(10/05/2016) Divine Accountability for Sin?

Posted: October 5, 2016 in Creation, Grace, Judgment, Law, Mercy, Revelation, Salvation, Sin, The Godhead, The Holy Spirit
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Today, reply is made to the charge that salvation is unjust because Jesus was cruelly punished, suffered, and died upon the cross for sins he did not commit.  The operations of GOD to counteract sin are not required because of any error, injustice, unfairness, or wrong-doing committed by divinity.  Jesus Christ served as an embodiment of sin upon the cross, and offered his life as a sacrifice to further the work begun as Creation that would provide a broad variety of beings and living creatures who would be fit as companions to immortal, incorruptible divinity.  Together, GOD the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit complete Creation as an unfinished eternal purpose of those who are, in fact, the designers, makers, possessors, and sovereign rulers over all that exists.  With this in view we understand that the demands upon divinity go beyond merely satisfying penalties and sanctions provided through divine law such as banishment, corporal punishment, confiscation of property, relocation (exile), or the death sentence.  Divine action is called for that includes atonement, cleansing, spirit gifts and endowments, healing, judgment, miracles, prophecy, rebirth, redemption, salvation, signs, and transformation that enables eternal life.  Saying this another way, there must be a “new creation” and a “new testament in blood.”  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Lyssandora” Level 1 with 2 points, a member since August 02, 2016) posted the following:

 

Why should Jesus be held responsible for what a murderer or rapist did, even if they’re repentant?

They did the crime, THEY should do the time–eternally in Hell. That’s an injustice to me. They choose to do wrong and commit acts against their fellow man and God, THEY are the ones who should pay for it in Hell. Jesus lived a sinless life. He did nothing wrong. Why should He take the price of sin for what someone else did? That’s not right. These people destroyed lives, destroyed families and almost destroyed the entire world itself. And yet, they escape eternal punishment? They got away with their crimes! And someone else pays for it! It just makes me sick.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.  (Hebrews 2:  14-18, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Law, Vengeance, and Punishment? (09/30/2016); The Need for Incarnation? (09/29/2016); Diversity and Divine Purpose (08/28/2016); GOD Knowing the Price? (06/15/2016); The Cross Must Occur? (02/23/2016); Why Punish Innocence? (05/22/2015); His Authority in Judgment? (10/03/2014)

 

“Lyssandora”, the GODhead has demonstrated willingness to be accountable for the total elimination and removal of sin, not simply for enduring punishments for the guilty, encouraging repentance and permanent change, or providing forgiveness and reconciliation.  Even so, grace, mercy, and divine prerogative must come into view through multiple visible and unseen sacred operations.  Included are atonement, death, forgiveness, Incarnation, judgment, rebirth, resurrection, sanctification, and the second death.  The responses to sin that will be permanent and unalterable only can be made by divinity, and appear as aspects of revelation whereby the Creator is made knowable, known, and present for created beings and living creatures.  Many mature Christian believers acknowledge that sin has not been put forth by divinity as a divine creation, an ordinary object, or a spirit substance, yet, sin displays direction, effect and presence.  Sin may dominate awareness and self-will in the living, however, the heart, mind and will of divinity are not subject to sin.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and all divine order established through sacred law.  The operations of sin promote ignorance of sacred knowledge, nonexistence, and the restoration of the conditions that were in place before the heaven and earth were put forth by Deity as expressions of authority, ownership, eternal purpose, and sovereign will.  Consider again the following Scriptures:

(1.)  Hosea 6:  1-7, King James Version (KJV):  1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD:  for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.  2 After two days will he revive us:  in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.  3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD:  his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.  4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.  5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth:  and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.  6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.  7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant:  there have they dealt treacherously against me.

(2.)  Luke 6:  32-35, KJV:  32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.  33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.  34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest:  for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.  36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

(3.)  Romans 5:  13-15, KJV:  13 (For until the law sin was in the world:  but sin is not imputed when there is no law.  14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Romans 5:  17-21, KJV:  17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.  20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.)  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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