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Today, reply is on the operations of sin, mankind populating the whole earth, and Christ as High Priest in heaven.  Noah and his family were blessed and supplied to cleanse the “sanctuary” of the earth that had been ravaged by the waters of the flood, and covered with debris from the judgment event that included cadavers, mud, slime, and uprooted trees.  Even so, they were commanded to replenish the earth not to construct a pathway to heaven.  Access to heaven and eternal life would become possible later through Jesus Christ as “the way, the truth, and the life.”  A fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” forum who uses the ID “NONAME” (Level 3 with 1,718 points, a member since July 07, 2017) posted the following:

Why did God punish Man for building a Stairway to Heaven…people just wanted to go to Heaven?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.  (Genesis 9:  1, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Lawless, Violent GOD? (11/16/2017); Adam, Family and Law (07/05/2017); Kingdom and One-world Empire (09/08/2016); Diversity and Divine Purpose (08/28/2016); Lessons From The Flood (01/21/2016); Finite Will, Self-will and Sin? (06/01/2015); Sin and the Great Flood (11/03/2014); Remembering Lot’s Wife? (11/04/2014); Destroyed in Noah’s Flood? (04/28/2013); Both Born Holy? (04/29/2013)

 

“NONAME”, because we speak and think using the frameworks of time and space, heaven has been promoted as a place physically located above the earth.  It is more correct, however, for our focus to be on the inseparable aspects of spirit content from the makeup of GOD that now may exist  within mankind through the ministry of Jesus Christ.  Included are faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, meekness, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Christian believers are required to understand that the issues and problems of sin are profound, for the operations of sin go far beyond the bad attitudes and behaviors forbidden in the Ten Commandments.  Much of the wickedness we see on the earth results from operations of the flesh such as appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, craving sex), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching), and emotion/mind (e.g., anger, imagination, recall, sorrow), rather than operations from mankind’s divine aspect imparted from GOD (we also say, breath, life essence, spirit, Word).

All appearances and forms of sin oppose the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the full Creation.  Sin promotes non-existence; the elimination of authority, meaning, quality and value from GOD; and the return to conditions of chaos and flux that existed before the founding of heaven and earth.  While sin is no material object one may see with their eyes, hold in their hand, or put in their pocket, sin has direction, effect, and presence; and sin may dominate awareness and self-will within created beings and living creatures.  Consciousness and knowledge of sin have been  established through divine law, because to the living, sin does not appear as contrary to ones own character and makeup.  Sin seems natural, normal, and even, part of oneself that should be acknowledged, accepted and approved.  Cherished and hidden sin must be exposed by sacred law, yet, the results from sin plainly can be seen in adultery, cruelty, deceit, lack of godliness, murder, foul speech, selfishness, and violence.

For sinners taking their first steps to full sacred knowledge the accounts recorded in the Bible are important for gaining a “divine point of view” and understanding.  The holy writings reveal the active presence who is GOD appearing through thousands of events within thousands of lives over the course of thousands of years.  Developing believers are shown that Noah’s flood to destroy all living would only have eliminated sin on the earth.  Sin among the angels, and the stain of sin within the Temple of heaven must be addressed by the divine High Priest, Jesus Christ, who makes atonement and cleanses the Sanctuary in heaven by using his own blood.  Building the tower of Babel was a positive display of human cooperation and peace.  Yet, it was a rebellion thought necessary to ensure the survival of mankind in case of a second flood.  GOD said there would be no second flood; and mankind was to overspread the earth, rather than remain together in a single area.  Babel did not express desire to be “nearer to GOD;” Babel depicts disbelief, disobedience, lack of faith, and mankind having lost the “image of GOD.”

There is far more to be said, correctly examined, and made a part of our own developing belief.  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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Today, points are shared on government of the earth by divinity, and two forms of political authority practiced by men.  One of the many fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (the required profile information not shared) posted the following:

 

Why did most Greek, Roman and Egyptian kings believe they were God manifest. How did this tradition spread and where did it originate?

Update: Antiochus Epiphanes
Julius Ceasar
Augustus
Constantine
Pharaohs of Egypt
Alex the Great

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:   The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:  Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.  Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein:  for the time is at hand.  John to the seven churches which are in Asia:  Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him:  and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.  (Revelation 1:  1-7, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Need For Divine Rule? (08/27/2015); Slaves to Sin? (04/13/2015); A Christian Dictatorship? (03/05/2015); Blessing and Inheritance from Abraham? (06/05/2014); On Christians Executing Judgment (06/06/2014); Unto Caesar…? (11/09/2012); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012)

 

“Anonymous”, because there are so many “talking smack” these days without being anchored in divine law and sacred truth, or thoroughly prepared with correct sacred knowledge, the teachings on government from GOD are often twisted and warped to express ignorance, secular history, and the finite achievements of created beings and living creatures.  For the Holy, there is the administration and ordering of all that exists, of all that have life, of life experience, of judgment (we say, assigning value), of maintenance for Creation by its  owner/possessor as well as making things appear from nothing that exists in furtherance of revelation (divinity being made knowable, known and visible through fulfillment of proclamation, promise, and prophecy).  Mature Christian believers who rely upon Bible accounts acknowledge Nimrod (the mighty hunter) as the individual who first used force and influence to establish social units for commerce and survival that we may think of as cities, and a territory ruled by an individual or “monarch”.   Called “Babel” (and later called “Babylon”), the cities of Nimrod departed from the agricultural model (be fruitful, multiply, replenish), and began to come under and promote codes of “urban” violence.  Because dominion over the earth had been granted to Adam, the goal, to rule the entire world, was not out of line with divine intent.  Where two or more cities are a “kingdom”, a group of kingdoms are an “empire”; and a “one-world empire” seeks to generate direct and indirect control over all upon the earth with out regard to geographical boundaries, divisions, regions, and territories.  Egypt appears as the first one-world empire through such features as the union of Lower and Upper Egypt; the purchase by Pharaoh of all goods, property, and the population itself during famine; lunar cycles and changes of the Nile river that resulted in fertility and richness of the soil; economic and political control in spite of differences seen in culture, ethnicity, language, and materials (e.g., use of copper or iron for tools and weapons).  The Roman empire is a clear example of rule by expansion through military conquest.  On the surface, there is a legitimate process of growth through addition and assimilation.  However, at core there is the sin of “coveting” (i.e., undisciplined and “out of control” desire; envy; wanting to take away and possess what belongs to others).  The seven tribes in covenant with GOD before the sons of Jacob and the mixed multitude who left Egypt following Moses, were a “divine empire” in contrast to Egypt; and the calling of Hebrews into covenant may be seen as the denial of those false covenant partners, and the renewal of divine control for all the earth.  Among the people of GOD, instead of being dictators, oppressors, and tyrants, “kings” are to function as deliverers (judges), redeemers, and saviors.  Christ is the Messiah and soon-coming king.  Consider again the following from the Bible:

(1.)  Numbers 24:  16-18, King James Version (KJV):  16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:  17 I shall see him, but not now:  I shall behold him, but not nigh:  there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.  18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

(2.)  Micah 5:  2-7, KJV:  2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.  3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth:  then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.  4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide:  for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.  5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land:  and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.  6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof:  thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.  7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

(3.)  Deuteronomy 7:  1-3, KJV:  7 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;  2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:  3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Isaiah 45:  22-24, KJV:  22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:  for I am God, and there is none else.  23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.  24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength:  even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

New Disclaimer

Today, focus is upon the introduction by GOD of social conflict at Babel through the divine alteration of human communication and language performed to bring about the scattering of mankind to fill the earth.  Only through the operations of Adamic sin did the new patterns of affiliation and association become the source for continuing conflict, distrust, division, fear, hostility, insecurity, and suspicion.  Thus, topics considered include divine continuity, diversity as a device to compensate for lack of change by and within GOD, and mankind as a vessel for divine law.  Also, in view are counterfeit peace, eternal purpose, and the oneness of mankind.  There must be a peculiar separation of the created from the Creator both to establish the fullness and integrity of the living as independent beings as well as to maintain distance vital for the divine exercise of authority, preeminence, and sovereignty.  For men to live in heaven, and for GOD to live upon the earth, multiple sacred operations must be completed that establish a “new creation.”  GOD must permanently alter death, duration, existence, judgment, sacred law, life, time and space.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “JG” (Level 1 with 4 points, a member since July 10, 2011) posted the following:

 

Christians: Why did God confuse people’s tongue and scatter them to different parts of the world if He knew…?

Things like like racism and cultural bias would be issues? Hello- I am a Born Again Christian and I am curious about this. The Bible says god knows everything. The reason for there being different cultures, languages and nationalities/ethnicities is because of what happened with the Tower of Babel. There was a group of people in the Bible who were in a desert somewhere, who were busy trying to build the Tower of Babel to reach Heaven. God saw this and was angry- He struck the tower down and spread the people out to various parts of the world and confused their tongues. Over time people adapted to the parts of the world they were in. Okay- this being said, why did God do this if He knew there would be dissension among and between certain groups of people? Things like racism and cultural bias goes back to Bible times- Moses was criticized for marrying a Cush women, i.e., and there were nations at war with each other in the Bible. Some of the nations were at war over CULTURAL issues. God wants there to be peace- He doesn’t want people fighting. People fight if they have to. Please help- thank you.

Update: The Bible says God knows everything – fixed.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female:  for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.  (Galatians 3:  26-29, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Love Whom GOD Loves (08/26/2016); Cultural, Political, Spiritual Growth? (07/10/2016); The Provision Against Racists? (01/19/2016); Diversity and the Church? (07/22/2015); Different Strokes, For Different Folks? (06/22/2015); Not Yet Delivered From Racism? (12/21/2014); Racism Is Not From GOD (12/22/2014)

 

“JG”, among Christian believers, no one is privileged to “have all the answers,” and so the process of participating within the new creation is one of sharing sacred knowledge, prophecy, revelation, and personal testimony.  Mature Christians generally agree that the Creator, who is spirit, is immortal, immutable, incorruptible, and unchanging.  As an accurate and legitimate representation of the character, nature, and substance of divinity, all Creation is marked by oneness without sameness; and diversity appears as an important expression of divine intent that establishes freshness and newness while avoiding change.  The varieties among roses, tulips, and trees number in the thousands, as do the created beings and living creatures.

The focus upon sacred purpose requires a different perspective than that for human affairs centering in things carnal, material, and social.  Thus, the holy writings provide a divine “point of view” showing the active presence of GOD within thousands of events, from thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years.  Even the feelings, prayers and thoughts of others are made open to us.  That this has been helpful to grant us understanding also is shown in your recognition that such errors as cultural bias, ethnic arrogance, discrimination, persecution, prejudice, and racism are not in accordance with divine law, with sacred process, or with eternal purpose.

Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the divine order established through sacred law.  By grace, Noah and his family were chosen as vessels to contain and preserve the spirit within divine law.  The end (i.e.,) intent and purpose of the law is existence and life, allowing us to say, for those sharing eternal life there can be no “end” of the law.  Those who followed the flood of Noah as his descendants and the population of the earth failed to restore and correctly continue in the original commandments of GOD that most simply proclaimed the divine intent:  Be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth.  Mankind’s goal to build a tower to heaven—that would be safety against the next flood, one that GOD denied would ever happen—would never allow the earth be overspread by the living.  Like thieves and murderers in a gang relationship, at Babel their agreement and being at peace was a conspiracy against GOD, and a consensus to do wrong.  The iniquity, sin and transgression there, then, is no less than the original error of Adam and Eve:  Their doubt, fear, and skepticism expressed no faith, respect, or trust in GOD.  Consider how some of this is stated using language from the Bible:

(1.)   James 4:  1-3, King James Version (KJV):  1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?  2 Ye lust, and have not:  ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain:  ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.  3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

(2.)  Galatians 5:  16-18, KJV:  16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh:  and these are contrary the one to the other:  so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.  18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

(3.)  Hebrews 4:  1-2, KJV:  1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.  2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:  but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  Romans 10:  2-4, KJV:  2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

New Disclaimer

 

Today, Scripture points are shared on martyrdom, suffering and tragic incidents that occur among Christian believers.  Persecution that was seen by the early church was a sacred device like the confusion of languages at Babel.  Persecution continues today; and often goes unrecognized, because we do not see the dramatic death of believers within an arena filled with wild beasts.  Persecution calls forth the increased spread  of sacred knowledge with discernment of commitment, conviction, and faith.  A young writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Chiamaka” (Level 1 with 96 points, a member since June 10, 2015) posted the following:

 

Getting shot in church? (Charleston, SC massacre)?

So i heard about the Charleston massacre. I don’t understand. They were in church. Praising the lord. The whole situation just seems ironic. You would think a church would have some kind of barrier stopping all evil from happening. I would be lying if I said, as a Christian, I wasn’t having any doubts. I know death is inevitable. And not necessarily a bad thing. But I don’t understand where was the Lord in this situation? I know it could be worse. And I feel really bad that I’m having these doubts. But I don’t understand, can someone explain? Why someonething like this would happen in a church of all places? I’m 14 by the way.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us:  we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  (2nd Corinthians 5:  17-21, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Getting GOD To Save? (03/10/2015); No Divine Protection? (10/02/2014); His Authority in Judgment? (10/03/2015); That Mortal Children Die? (12/15/2013); Going It Alone? (12/16/2013); A Slaughter of Innocents (12/15/2012); Signs of Messianic Belief (12/16/2012)

 

“Chiamaka”, the appearance of divinity upon the earth as Jesus Christ was to change specific aspects of the divine process for all created beings and living creatures (e.g., death, judgment, mortality, reconciliation, salvation).  Many features of the life process can not be altered or removed without total upheaval on a cosmic scale.  Thus, human error, violence, wickedness, and sin have not been eliminated; yet, sacred processes are now being carried out to fully recover, restore, and transform the living who will continue as companions to Deity.  Consider again the following points from the Scriptures:

(1.)  Luke 13:  1-5, King James Version (KJV):  13 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.  2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?  3 I tell you, Nay:  but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?  5 I tell you, Nay:  but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

(2.)  Matthew 5:  10-12, KJV:  10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:  for their’s is the kingdom of heaven.  11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:  for great is your reward in heaven:  for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

(3.)  Romans 8:  5-9, KJV:  5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:   for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

(4.)  Mark 10:  28-31, KJV:  28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.  29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,  30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.  31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (5.)  1st Peter 4:  15-17, KJV:  15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.  16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.  17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:  and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Condemnation, judging others, mercy, and sin are topics, today.  Also, there is more on blessings and inheritance from Abraham.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Bevan” (Level 1 with 111 points, a member since June 05, 2014) posted the following:

 

Why do christians judge, are they without sin? 

he who is without sin may cast the first stone, I think jesus said that

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Blessing and Inheritance from Abraham?—(5.)  Blessing upon their offspring was uttered by the Patriarchs as their last words prior to their decease, and were received as their final acts in the role as prophets and spokespersons for GOD.  Such statements often characterized and described the inward nature of the heir(s), and thereby served to admonish, caution, command, direct, and warn.  Because the blessings were taken to be predictions of human events, rather than proclamations of divine intent, and the forthcoming operations of divinity, many clear statements of prophecy became clouded, personalized, and veiled.  As types, Ishmael and Esau are figures of Nimrod, the hunter, who founded the first kingdom with Babel, later called Babylon.  Abraham is the figure of those who seek a city whose builder and maker is GOD.  Through Abraham mankind receives an inheritance of fellowship with GOD grounded in faith that is distinct from the inheritance of divine law, expiation, and obedience.  Thereby the status of Israel becomes one as the firstborn among nations, and a son to GOD.  Through the errors of first Cain and later Reuben, as well as by the service of Joseph to Egypt (the Gentile), divine inheritance was transformed to no longer be reckoned according to birth order and genealogy.  Every aspect of human experience is recorded as having been applied in the revelation of divinity through salvation for mankind.  Included are birth, death, disinheritance, reproduction, learning, growth, and change.  Created beings and living creatures have witnessed flesh transformed through promise (divine word), and union with Spirit.   See Genesis 10:  8-10, Genesis 22:  20, Exodus 4:  23, 1st Chronicles 5:  1-2, Jeremiah 31:  1-13, Hebrews 11:  9-10, Hebrews 11:  20-21 and Galatians 3:  22-31, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.  I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.  Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you:  but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.  (1st Corinthians 6:  1-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Culture of Judgment? (03/20/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2013); Scriptures and Judging Others (03/12/2014); Faith Given By GOD (03/13/2014); Lawful Revenge? (01/02/2014); As GOD Loves Us? (01/03/2014); We Are Still Sinning? (11/30/2013); Like a Thief? (12/01/2013); The Bible and Stupid People (07/17/2013); Destroying Justice?  (07/18/2013); Beer In My Milk? (09/07/2012); Begotten not Made (09/08/2012)

 

“Bevan”, where you have an honest desire to know the truth taught by Jesus Christ, here are a few points that should be useful as you continue to learn more about Christian belief, and why Christians judge others:

(1.)  When GOD revealed himself to Moses, he explained that he is a GOD of judgment, so to speak.  See again Exodus 33:  11-23 and 34:  1-8,  KJV.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit who has put forth (we say, created) various living creatures, the conditions for their continued existence, and the spheres wherein they are maintained.  GOD interacts with, and reveals active presence through operations applying word (we say, breath, spirit, utterance).  In addition to creation, GOD is made known to sentient beings (i.e., those having awareness) through such life process as birth, death, judgment, proclamation, promise, prophecy, and sanctification.

(3.)  Through baptism (death of their inborn nature, rebirth having divine DNA, so to speak), every Christian believer is to acquire the same spirit matter from the makeup of eternal GOD that appeared in Jesus Christ.  Included are inseparable aspects of divinity such as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, humility, longsuffering, love, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  However, born again, all must “grow up” again (we say, mature, become perfected) by facing life challenges and duties in the earth. 

(4.)  Those serving GOD also participate in the divine judgment of all that is.  Believers serve in various roles including advocates, officers of the court (e.g., bailiffs, marshals, executioners), mediators, and petitioners.  Therefore it is not that men may not judge, it is that human judgment is not lawful and righteous as an expression of divine will apart from the fullness of GOD that goes beyond finite intellect, logic, reason, and science.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  Judgment is the resolution of conflict and the settlement of disputes through law.  The otherwise formal and mechanical process of comparing and weighing truth against a published standard is made “personal” through the appointment of an impartial judge, who is capable of compassion and empathy.  Mercy is a rubric of judgment not of affection, emotion and love; therefore, those who seek to obtain mercy first must submit themselves to judgment.).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith, meekness, and readiness to receive the promise of the Father and Pentecost.

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.  (Psalms 24:  4-5, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

The possibility that Bible authors were pressured by Old Testament prophecy to fabricate accounts of Jesus as Messiah is challenged, today.  Also, there is more on the Tower of Babel, and unseen sin.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Edward” (Level 4 with 3,058 points, a member since February 13, 2013) posted the following:


Because the Jewish OT prophesied about the messiah, was it envitable that later Bible authors…?

would write about Jesus, having never met him, believing that they were being guided by the Holy Spirit in what they were writing was the truth?


THE BATTLE AXE:  Unseen Sin? (06/18/2013)—The Tower of Babel continues to be an important caution and warning for modern-day Christian believers.  A subtle and understated human principle comes into view that is widely embraced within democratic nations, the rule that there is strength in numbers:  Where enough people accept, agree upon, or perform a behavior, it may be accounted as “harmless”, “normal”, no longer a threat to society, and, therefore, no longer “sin” or an obstacle to right relationship with GOD.  In keeping with such thinking, Americans have seen Sabbath (Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays) become the time for exalting athletes and football rather than church attendance with praise to GOD; and holy matrimony with obligation to maintain heritage and priesthood from GOD through maintenance of traditional family is increasingly confounded by demands that same-sex  (homosexual and lesbian) relationships must be respected as lawful marriage.  Right relationship with GOD may not be founded upon temporal events or the ever-changing truth of human experience.  Affection, dreams, fantasy and imagination may color and add excitement, however, such vanities cannot be trusted as foundations for eternity.  The overriding principle from the holy writings must continue to come into view, the rule of judgment according to privilege:  Atonement also must be made for sins committed by an entire community that have been performed in ignorance of the divine law, of sacred process, and of the consecrated purposes of GOD (see Leviticus 4:  13-21, Luke 12:  47-48, Acts 3:  13-21, and 1st Timothy 1:  5-14, KJV).  On behalf of believers, Christ has completed all the necessary work for atonement, redemption, and salvation through his death on the cross.  It remains that each Christian believer must personally confess participation in the collective error, repent, and appropriate the holy provisions from Christ.


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.  And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.  Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.  But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.  (2nd Peter 3:  9-18, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Words Spoken By GOD? (06/05/2013); Teachings on Judgment (06/06/2013); Why Jesus Authored No Books (05/01/2013); Recognizing True Prophets (05/02/2013); False Witness? (10/31/2010); Bible Complete? (11/01/2010); Holy Writings? (11/02/2010)

Edward, there are many points a person must consider, here, to avoid folly, presumption, and spiritual confusion.  Included are these:

(1)  The holy writings were carefully collected, fitted together and preserved as a tool for continuing a priesthood upon the earth that completes and finishes a sacred pattern in heaven. 

(2)  Men who have no sacred knowledge or part in the priesthood, yet seek to handle and manipulate the Scriptures, may do so without fear of the Lord (i.e., humility and reverence; correct awareness of divine awe), or expectation of divine judgment and punishment.  However, these also are established in a self-awareness as attackers, blasphemers, mockers, and destroyers of faith and right knowing for others.  More than this, in addition to violating aspects of their own conscience and personal integrity, those who continue in such error must realize a decay and decomposition of their own sense of commitment, dutifulness, faithfulness, honor, righteousness, self-respect, and will power to embrace the things from GOD.

(3)  The divine endowments, knowledge, and motives of men are made visible and transparent through the holy writings.  Antichrists, charlatans, deceivers, false prophets, hypocrites, impostors and unclean spirits all are exposed by the Scriptures.

(4)  The operation of GOD and sacred process within created beings and living creatures may be communicated among men by their questions, responses to one another as well as their routine conduct, and is not only displayed and revealed through formal religious ceremony and ritual.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5)  The experience of knowing Jesus is through ones spirit content providing awareness that is shaped entirely by faith, an aspect of full divinity inseparable from such other divine substance as forgiveness, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, wisdom and wrath against sin.  The mundane elements of human discourse and intellect (we say, brilliance, cleverness, logic, reason) do not reveal the active presence of GOD, and cannot replace the imparted, indwelling Spirit available through the ministry of Jesus Christ that permits one to know GOD as GOD knows himself.)   Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Conspiracy, sin, and the Tower of Babel are topics, today.  Also, there is more on finding a true Christian.  The “Yahoo! Answers” Top Contributor using ID “exs” (Level 5 with 9,932 points, a member since June 4, 2012) posted the following:


What is the deal with the tower of babel…god didn’t like people working together so he made it so they?

couldn’t get along, or was it as the bible says, that we would become gods if we worked together. Is god attacking people so we won’t work together. Is world peace against god’s plan


THE BATTLE AXE:  To Find A True Christian? (06/17/2013)—True Christians are those who continually confess that they are imperfect and incomplete without GOD.   Such believers correctly acknowledge that their love, their obedience, their reverence, their prayers, their service, their understanding, their worship all miss the mark, and are unacceptable to GOD without the grace divinity supplies.  Many are beset with sin that appears to be no sin, that is, ambition, envy, immaturity, lack of focus, and pride.  All Christian believers are in a process of divine transformation from mortal to immortal and incorruptible.  As such all are in transition, and continue as “works in progress.”  Sincerity and zeal are not acceptable measures for deciding a “true Christian.”  Many are sincere in their belief of false doctrine, errors, heresy, and lies.  (See Isaiah 66:  1-5, Philippians 3:  7-14 and Matthew 9:  10-13, KJV.)

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.  All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.  Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.  Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORDthough hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.  By mercy and truth iniquity is purged:  and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.  (Proverbs 16:  1-6, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); (12/20/2011) Girdle 35:  The Framework Of Unity; (08/19/2011) Dispatch 11:  Peace (Hand in Hand); Bad Company? (02/10/2011); Conspiracy? (12/08/2010); Lost Faith? (12/09/2010)

“exs”, here are some important points acknowledged by many mature Christian believers as shared from GOD through Jesus Christ:

1)  Sin cannot be correctly detected and resisted by created beings and living creatures without various spiritual devices and tools provided by Almighty GOD.  Included are anointed leaders, divine law, righteous testimony, holy proclamations, sacred promise, prophecy, the holy writings, and the living examples of those who serve in ministry.

2)  Sin was first detected among the holy angels; however sin has neither being nor substance, and is not made up of any physical or spirit matter.   We say, sin is “no-thing;” yet, sin opposes the existence of divine law (i.e., the expressed will of GOD), the continued being of the Law Giver, and the continued existence of all under the authority and protection of the Law.  Sin may dominate self-will in created beings and living creatures; however, sin cannot alter or influence the will of GOD.

3)  Mankind was created to inhabit and maintain the entire earth.  The sons of Noah were to overspread the earth, and fulfill the first commission (be fruitful, multiply, and replenish).  However, mankind became committed to defiance and rebellion by working together to create a tower upon the earth that would allow access to heaven in case of another destroying flood.  Babel became a magnet and center (we say, city) to all.  Multiple offenses against GOD were committed thereby, including conspiracy, disobedience, idolatry, lack of faith, pride, self-promotion, and unbelief.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, 4)  The earth has been created by GOD, while the world has been the creation of mankind.  The world is a necessary human system for communication, exchange of resources, meeting shared challenges, solving shared problems, and survival.  Included in the world are culture, entertainment, history, medicine, politics, science and technology.  Because the world also embraces defilement of spirit, human error, and sin, the world repeatedly generates conflict between mankind and his Maker.  However, peace is not the outcome of conflict and war; peace comes only by restoration of order and the settlement of dispute through law, that is, by judgment.)   Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC