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     The process of divine judgment is the topic, today; and there is more on the motive of destroying Creation. A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Olly” (Level 6 with 10,391 points, a member since February 23, 2008) posted the following:

Why doesn’t God judge people of their good deeds rather than what they believe?

THE BATTLE AXE: An Attack on Creation? (12/08/2012)—Annihilation, destruction and pollution are the unforeseen and “unintended” consequences of ambition, covetousness and inordinate desire. Were they successful, sin and uninformed efforts to reign over the earth would result in the eradication of Creation. The schoolboys who run from the “scene of the crime” unaware of the damage they may have done also are unaware of the many opportunities to have helped out, to have shown compassion and respect, and to have shared support in an emergency. To the extent both angels and men are limited in holy knowledge, revelation and wisdom, all must depend upon a higher power that may guard them against “good intentions” that turn out badly. Believers in Jesus Christ trust that our being and existence is truly the will of the Creator, and our Maker can be relied upon for deliverance, recovery, restoration and salvation. The Scriptures provide some evidence for the notion that, like a fish out of water, those beings that have left heaven are not suited to rule upon the earth. Imbalance is introduced that can only generate ruin for the entire universe. Those who expect to reign over mankind without further instruction, permission, and support from GOD by using such devices as bribery, deceit, destruction, fear, self-promotion and wickedness are deluded.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. (1st Corinthians 15: 40-47, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: The “Lake of Mercy” (11/03/2012); Seeking and Being Sought (11/04/2012); After the Rapture? (11/01/2012); Opportunity to Repent (11/02/2012); Sin Unknown? (10/10/2012); When Prayer Works (10/11/2012); After We Die? (10/04/2012); Does GOD Feel? (10/05/2012); Justice Comes by Love (10/01/2012); A Daily Revelation (10/02/2012); Blessings, Curses and Woes (01/03/2012)

     The focus of divine judgment is not so much upon human behavior and social conduct as upon the authenticity and lawfulness of the image projected by created beings and living creatures that should convey and put across the intent, person and purposes of Almighty GOD. The living are provided with various sacred tools that permit believers to cement right relationship with GOD. Included are charitable giving, confession, fasting, forgiving, obeying divine law, prayer, study of the holy writings, unselfish service, and worship.

     Rightly understood, “belief” is hidden, intellectual, internal, and passive. A more full and complete reality of truth is made present when the dimensions (e.g., action, outreach, speech) that affirm principle and make ideas visible also are in view.

     Certainly, the assessment and weighing of ones divine inner nature, of ones performance of sacred duties, and ones fulfillment of spiritual purpose, requires an impartial, unbiased judge, and a righteous judicial process that can respond to every level of awareness and spirit content. The spirit substance that resides in divinity is the standard applied. The living are all examined for such features as faith, holiness, humility, longsuffering, love, peace, wisdom, and wrath against sin. As elements of divine person, these substances are inseparable, and where one appears, all should be present.

     There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, the many subtleties (i.e., barely detectable changes, shifts and differences) involved in divine judgment requires a balanced, stable, yet empathetic judge that can take in the many exaggerations of human appetite, feeling and mind without also becoming overwhelmed. Jesus Christ has been prepared to serve as such a judge.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC