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      Faith, the purity of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and condemnation are topics, today. Also, there is more on the “way out” to escape eternal life. A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “James” (Level 1 with 98 points, December 13, 2012) posted the following:

Was the “virgin mary” really just the town whore?

This would explain why she claimed “god” got her pregnant (which is 100% not possible unless god is human) since she didn’t know who really got her pregnant.

NOTE: Christians, yes, I know you’ll condemn me to hell.. YAY!

THE BATTLE AXE: What’s The Way Out? (04/20/2013)—(5.) The immutable, unstoppable act of GOD to eliminate corruption and mortality that was begun in ages past, absolutely must be completed and fulfilled on the earth and in the heaven. Many shrink away from eternal life with Jesus Christ because it is their faith that believers also will have to continually endure the fulfillment of prophecy, and witness the suffering of others in punishment. Theirs is another gospel, different from that of the Savior, who proclaims the end of all agony, divine displeasure, testing, and sin. See Revelation 15, KJV. (6.) It’s been said, You can’t lie your way into the Kingdom of GOD, you can only lie your way out. The blessings of eternal life may be refused both through practice of spiritual behavior and conduct that is unfaithful as well as through offenses that are unlawful. Those who deliberately and willfully break the divine law commit iniquity. Others operate as lawless by their attitudes and informal practices (e.g., faithlessness, unbelief). In addition to defiance, disobedience and offenses against divine law, such features as deceit, cowardice, ingratitude, infidelity, lying, obstinacy, pride, stinginess, stubbornness, lack of zeal, and witchcraft identify those having no endowment of divine substance through Jesus Christ, and reveals those having made a choice to reject covenant relationship, eternal life, and divine righteousness. Such human traits and weaknesses are accounted as being no different than sin, the transgression of divine law. See 1st John 1: 3-10, 1st John 5: 17 and Revelation 21: 7-9, KJV. (7.) Both those that refuse the mark of GOD, and those that willingly accept the mark of the beast will lose their portion in the eternal life of GOD. All will be sealed for identification, and for judgment; thereafter, ones spirit content and status in sacred relationship cannot be altered, or changed. Nothing may be added or introduced; nothing may be removed and taken away. See Luke 8: 11-12, Revelation 14: 9-12 and Revelation 22: 11-12, King James Version.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (Luke 1: 26-33, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Sin Against The Spirit (01/26/2012); When Does Gossip Become Sin? (01/08/2013); Understanding Hell (01/09/2013); A Need to Fear? (12/02/2012); Pornography from the Bible? (11/26/2012); More Than Salvation (11/27/2012); Mockers in the Last Times (11/14/2012); Thoughts Upon A Warrior’s Fall (11/15/2012); Binder 18: Eternal Life (10/15/2011); Dispatch 36: His Grace (09/15/2011); Blasphemy? (03/06/2011); In The Rain? (03/07/2011)

      James, in a certain sense it does not matter who Mary was, what you believe about her, and your faith in GOD is uppermost. What you have asked, and how you have asked it, allows us to see who you truly are. Please consider the following points:

(1.) Like many of the girls you may have dated, Mary was young, unsure of herself, and seeking to make herself unattractive to the kind of man who would seek to exploit her as a sexual victim. As a mere teen, she continued in the poverty of a child (no employment, no income, no savings), and she was regarded with contempt as a female who had not born her first child. 
(2.) Where men promote themselves as pimps, players, and whoremongers, they generally express a great deal of anger and bitterness against all women, their own mothers and grandmothers included. In communities where the positive acceptance and social status of a female is only through the achievements of their male partners (e.g., as homemakers, mothers to their children, wives), many women seek emotional and financial independence through prostitution. Lying is a natural tool in their response to male aggression.

(3.) The birth of Mary is spoken of as an immaculate conception (not the birth of Jesus), through the operation of the Holy Spirit. Her childhood and upbringing are recorded in the holy writings as having prepared her for the service she was to do for GOD, and mankind. Her title as “Virgin” is also through the operation of GOD, for she was the mother of Jesus and his siblings.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) One is not condemned to hell simply because they do not have “all knowledge.” Created beings and living creatures are condemned only by exalting their ignorance of the true teachings from GOD; ignoring admonition, correction, and warning; persisting in blasphemy and disrespect, as well as by growing in the hardness of heart that stands as unbelief.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC

     Sexual imagery and language found in the holy writings are a topic, today, along with more on the value of the ancient text for modern believers. The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Philips” (Level 1 with 33 points, a member since December 24, 2011) posted the following:

How many Churches allow reading the pornographic Bible chapters to their masses?

Ezekiel Chapter 23

1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, there were two women, daughters of the same mother. 3 They became prostitutes in Egypt, engaging in prostitution from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed. 4 The older was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They were mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.

5 “Oholah engaged in prostitution while she was still mine; and she lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians—warriors 6 clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all of them handsome young men, and mounted horsemen. 7 She gave herself as a prostitute to all the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after. 8 She did not give up the prostitution she began in Egypt, when during her youth men slept with her, caressed her virgin bosom and poured out their lust on her.

9 “Therefore I delivered her into the hands of her lovers, the Assyrians, for whom she lusted. 10 They stripped her naked…………
This is only the first 10 verses – would the word of God contain such lewd language? Surely throughout time it has been changed
The language is so lewd that it had been banned in some countries; South Africa who did not know at the time that it was from the Bible.

“There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.” – Ezekiel 23:20

Why do Christian ministers not read it to their Sunday congregation then?

The rest can be found in the link below

THE BATTLE AXE: A Text for Lives Today—In the same way that our carnal and physical needs continue by our living on the earth, mankind’s need for spiritual substance continues. Such elements as confidence, humility, joy, longsuffering, patience, righteousness, wisdom, and even holiness are transmitted by the holy scriptures to all who submit to its truth. The Bible may be viewed as a collection of precepts and principles pertaining to being and existence, and that make holy substance visible through actions and events. The power of scripture to influence choice and decision-making is a surface aspect of its full work within the believer. Clarity, consistency, focus, and purity of purpose are put into place as well as breadth, depth, dimension, and comprehensive vision.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: (Colossians 3: 4-10, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012); Attending Church (11/12/2012); A Holy Kiss? (11/13/2012); Mockers in the Last Times (11/14/2012); Spirit Matter (10/21/2012); Caesarea Philippi (10/22/2012); The Spirit is Willing (10/20/2012)

     In the experience of the church, those who seek to condemn teachings from the holy writings usually have not been guided by the Holy Spirit sent forth by GOD and his Christ. Respecting you as a believer, I ask you to consider the following:
The Bible is not written to amuse, arouse, and entertain those who have prurient interests (we say “dirty minds”). The Scriptures are set apart (sanctified) as a tool to educate and inform mankind regarding the presence of GOD throughout Creation. Saying this another way, the Bible is a peculiar revelation that makes GOD known and visible to believers.

     GOD has, in fact, established reality and truth for sexual behavior among created beings and living creatures. Appetite for sexual activity is no different than appetite for food (hunger) or drink (thirst); and is with the living from birth to death. In the same way intelligence, logic and reason are used to discipline, limit and restrain hunger and thirst, yet may not fulfill either or eliminate the pair, cravings for sex must be directed, structured, and not allowed to rule through animal instinct.

     The Scriptures include many cautions and warnings regarding sexual behavior, because sin (an influence opposing the existence of divinity, sacred law, and divine Creation) may dominate self-will in created beings and living creatures. Sin cannot be detected without using special tools provided by GOD (e.g., law, sacred history, the life of Christ, the imparted indwelling Spirit). Very different from the idea of “original sin,” believers must come to discern and recognize the operation of sin upon and through the flesh (appetite, sensation, and mind). What seems to be “natural” and “normal” entails consequences for the content of the endowment of divine person deposited by GOD within ones spirit.

     There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, language describing marriage, sexual encounters and warfare are often used throughout the Scriptures because it is vivid, immediate, graphic and memorable. Most pastors and leaders choose the peculiar presentation of language that they use (just as you have) with the purpose of edifying, sharing insight, and uplifting others. They could stand in the pulpit using cheap talk, four-letter-words, slang, and “street language” to shock, shame and embarrass. However, in doing so, they would only wrongly portray themselves and their motives, and misrepresent the person of Jesus.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC