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      The topic, today, is a writer’s assumption that Jesus is dead. Also, there is more on the “social life” of Jesus. The “Yahoo! Answers” Top Contributor using ID “SupaStar” (Level 3 with 2,241 points, a member since April 3, 2013) posted the following:


Christians-Simple Question. You claim “Jesus Died For Me”. I will assume then, that Jesus is dead?


THE BATTLE AXE: Jesus, A Party Animal? (05/03/2013)—The life of Jesus as a man in the flesh is recorded in the four Gospels in order to display to all a man in the Spirit. There are many things readers are not told, and must regard as inappropriate and unnecessary. We are not told his favorite color, the foods he most enjoyed, the jokes that made him laugh to the point of tears, or details from his human experience of sexual appetite. Readers are told of his divine mission, his use of sacred authority and power, and how he demonstrated his genuinely heartfelt love to GOD and to mankind. Divine substance and virtue flowed forth from Jesus when he was casting out devils, healing, and performing many of his miracles. As a result, social interaction for amusement and recreation are not described for Jesus; the Lord sought refreshment through isolation, meditation, prayer and withdrawal. The sharing of his last Passover, and the institution of the Lord’s Supper were in the nature of shared worship, and so may not be regarded as a “social occasion” for Jesus (Luke 22: 13-20, KJV). Throughout his ministry, Jesus was alert to carry out and unselfishly perform the divine purpose at all times. See Deuteronomy 6: 4-9, Matthew 14: 13-23 and Luke 22: 39-48, KJV.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (1st Peter 1: 3-16, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: How To Accept Bible truth? (04/17/2013); About Preaching the Gospel (04/18/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); The Spirit and Pentecost (03/27/2013); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); GOD in Schools? (12/20/2012); How To Have Conviction (11/24/2012); A Text for Lives Today? (11/25/2012); The Gospel not Logical? (09/16/2012); Unwelcome Gifts? (09/17/2012); Entered Into Heaven (02/07/2012); Poem: “The Magician: Franco Gaskin” (02/08/2012); Girdle 32: Worship GOD (12/17/2011)

    
     SupaStar, where you truly want to grasp answers from Christian believers, here are some important points you do not want to overlook:

(1.) Christianity is a belief system wherein each individual truth clarifies and supports the other existing truths. Those who condemn Christian belief as being fantasy, or lacking logic and reason usually have failed to acknowledge the first rules for clear thought: Assumptions for a coherent and sound system of truth must be contained within, and generated from the system itself. All its parts must fit together perfectly, like a jigsaw.

(2.) All Christian truths are simple, yet profound (i.e., deep; far reaching in its application and consequences; having multiple points of focus and meaning). Because the reality of GOD may only be known by the operation of GOD (i.e., revelation), those who seek Christian truth must become believers through endowments of divinity (we say, the imparted, indwelling Spirit, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost). Saying this another way: You must be born again, and develop from divine DNA.

(3.) Christian believers all express gratitude for the death of Jesus. This is made easier knowing he has been “forgiven” and raised from the dead by GOD the Father. Our joy is amplified by the further truth that Jesus, who already has shown us favor and grace by serving as a holy sacrifice in atonement, will never suffer and die again, and is appointed to preside over the final judgment of created beings and living creatures. Believers receive an assurance of balance, empathy, impartiality, and absolute righteousness.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) Jesus is now eternal and immortal; and resides in the heavens with GOD the Father. The further truth of Christian belief proclaims that Christ will return to the earth (an Advent, a Second Coming) to receive to himself all those who acknowledge him as their Savior.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

     Echoes of the often posed question from Scripture (what is man…?), and the value of human life are in view today.  Also, there is more on the condition of one who commits suicide.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “pepito” (Level 2 with 838 points, a member since January 2, 2011) posted the following:

If God is at the core of a person, what does that say about the price of humanity?
Seemingly so tiny, just a speck in all creation, that’s what we are… but isn’t god Himself eternally simple? Does one have to be grandiose and assuming to carry God within his heart? Or does God prefer the humble and sincere? What is the value of human life compared in terms of Christianity versus Atheism that only sees life as chain of material events?
“J’me pelle Rouge” : where you see nothing, I see eve erything.

THE BATTLE AXE:  Suffering for Suicide? (12/12/2012)—Suffering is a temporary condition that exists only among beings that have not completed their mortality.  In the same way suffering in the flesh is ended by death, suffering in judgment is ended by the second death.  Suffering is not “permanent” or “unending”; and there is no eternal suffering that will exist among (or be continually witnessed by) immortal beings.  In divine judgment, the actions, attitudes, behavior and life events for created beings and living creatures serve like letters of the alphabet that are fitted together and pattered to spell out words.  Ones spiritual condition, divine content and sacred substance are “spoken,” heard, and read as a kind of spirit language from their actual deeds, choices, and interpersonal exchanges.  Relationship for, through and with GOD generates living experience that is incorporated within the Word in the same way air from the lungs and vibrations of the vocal cords produce the phonemes and syllables that comprise speech and utterance.  Focus is not upon the noise or sound that is made; focus is on the meaning and value signified.  The time, place and manner of a person’s death have their weight in ones individual judgment only when properly fitted with all the many details of their birth, life, service, suffering, and worship.  More than simply narratives and sequences of carnal, material and social life are produced; an image and its name, like a photograph, that mirrors the spirit-being then emerges (see Revelation 3:  5 and 20:  12, KJV).  Elements we as humans might quickly describe as “suffering” may repeatedly be regarded as merely growth or service; and much of what we take to be reverence and worship, may be shown as void, and having no value at all.  (See Ezekiel 33:  30-33 and Matthew 7:  21-23, KJV.)  Divine forgiveness and the death of Jesus upon the cross do not dismiss sin, justify how a person may die, or give license for wrongdoing.  Rather, they promote the growth of divine spirit, repentance, and taking accountability for ones choices.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?  For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.  But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?  Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:  (Hebrews 2:  3-7, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  On Seeing Jesus Serve the Poor (12/03/2012); Hero or Zero? (12/04/2012); Son of Man (11/28/2012); More Than Salvation (11/27/2012); Mankind’s World (11/20/2010); Filthy Rags? (11/19/2010); For Our Sin’s? (11/21/2010)

     With their eyes fixed upon Jesus as their redeemer and savior, the mature Christian believer sees both a duty and a privilege to place high value upon human life.  Almighty GOD is understood to be spirit; and he has appeared in flesh (we say, Incarnation) to further establish godly awareness and intention throughout the aspects of human experience.  The presence of mankind is essential to the full revelation of divine being, sacred process, eternal purpose, and sovereign truth.  How believers esteem, honor, respect and serve one another derives from (1) what GOD has bestowed as our endowment through creation, (2) the added supply of divine substance provided through the earthly and heavenly ministrations by Jesus Christ, and (3) from sacred knowledge of the human predicament, and the documented history of human makeup being transformed following Creation.
     Just as our the experience of the natural world would be incomplete without the many created beings, living creatures, planets, stars and waters, the universe is incomplete and unbalanced without mankind.  Those dwelling in heaven are neither mortal nor immortal.  Included are angels, sacred beasts, and other spirit-beings.  The Eternal GODhead (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is immortal and incorruptible, and continues to appear in varying forms that display spirit-person.  It is the excellence of mankind that humans acquire knowledge by life experience, may be edified, and may grow in accordance with divine law and godly presence.
     There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, the “simple” things of GOD are also always profound—that is, they have widespread application, consequences, depth, detail, and divine aspects that cannot be known except as revealed by GOD.  To those lacking insight, the birth, suffering, death, and burial of Jesus will appear as only another obscure and wretched life.  Through operation of the imparted, indwelling spirit (we say, the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth), treasures of everlasting glory are properly discerned and recognized.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC