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Continuing reflections on divinity, peace, and World War, a blog is reprinted that was originally published as THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD: (01/31/2017) A Species of Animal?


Today, deaths from war, human nature, and mankind’s divine potential are considered.  For many, it is love and the giving and keeping of life that makes a nation great.  Even so, others now express cynicism and negativity declaring they would rather give their love to animals than to human beings, or to the dead instead of the living, because, then, their love would be acknowledged and returned.  For Christians, GOD is the true origin and source for the greatest human achievements.  Ability to recognize and respond to spirit content from the makeup of our Creator (i.e., discernment) is required to consistently and correctly acknowledge that the divine spirit content is appearing within such features as events, holy writings, oneself, other persons, prophecy, relationships, and sacred teachings.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “John” (Level 1 with 3 points, a member since February 22, 2009) posted the following:


Why are christians afraid that they might be a species of animal?


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.  For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them:  as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast:  for all is vanity.  All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.  (Ecclesiastes 3:  18-20, King James Version, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Fearfully and Wonderfully Made (09/07/2016); An Habitation of GOD (07/24/2016); The Cross and Mankind (05/13/2016); The Creation Of Mankind? (09/16/2015); What Faith Makes Possible (04/25/2014); Bible and Spirit (04/26/2014); Animals Do Not Sin? (09/29/2013); GOD is Acknowledging (09/30/2013)


John” the question of mankind’s true nature is “profound” (i.e., has simple, yet, broad and far-reaching application).  Many in the world today agree that how we value one another (and ourselves) as living creatures does make a difference in what we understand can be the quality of life we now experience, the benefit and value for ongoing relationships with immortal divinity, and our further possibilities for life in spite of our mortality.  Our sciences and secular history may insist that human potential only express an animal or mechanical nature (as if we are mere machines or accidents from a random process).  Even so, mature Christian believers hold that our humanity is more completely and correctly understood as expressing interactions within an animal, human and divine nature.  Christians all pursue the fullest development of their divine nature on the basis of multiple goals, needs, sacred knowledge, and strengths acquired through such features as fellowship, prayer, sacred practices (we say, sacraments), study, shared worship, and unselfish service.  Consider the following points that have led many to seek the greater possibilities for mankind:

(1.)  Casualties reported for major U. S. wars numbered from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War are a total 1, 343,812 deaths, 1,529,230 wounded, and 38,159 missing.

(2.)  Total casualties for Word War I are 37 million and include 9,720,450 military casualties, 8.5 million killed, 19.7 million wounded soldiers, and 7.7 million missing.

(3.)  Statistics reported for World War II include 690 million served (world-wide), and there were 72 million deaths.

(4.)  2nd Peter 1:  2-11, King James Version (KJV):  2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,  3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:  that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;  6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.  8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.  10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:  for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:  11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  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.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.


Statistics are from (1.)  August 08, 2016, (2.)  August 01, 2016, and (3.)  April 02, 2015.


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Blood Sacrifice

The painting depicts the continual offerings and sacrifices practiced in the Tabernacle and the Temple.


Today, points are shared on existence, sin, animal sacrifices, and why the Son of GOD dying on the cross was required. Sin, that now may be recognized, rejected, and resisted must be permanently eliminated by the workings of divinity; and the fruit of redemption and divine salvation must exist as eternal. A fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” public forum on Religion and Spirituality, who uses the ID “Weedy” (Level 1 with 102 points, a member since October 17, 2018) posted the following:


Why did god have to sacrifice his son? Couldn’t he just of sacarfise an animal?


THE GOLDEN ARROW: But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9: 11-15, King James Version, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Changed And Made Christ-like? (06/19/2018); Jesus Paid It All (04/04/2018); Yes, Jesus Did Die (04/01/2018); Divine Priesthood on Earth (01/31/2018); Divine Wrath Against Sin? (10/17/2017); Salvation Goes Beyond Forgiveness (06/30/2017); Consecrated in Christ? (06/21/2014); Why Blood? (04/13/2013); Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013)


Weedy”, from my view, answering your question requires speaking to the truth for Christian believers that GOD is the source of all that has existence; here are some important points to consider:

1) Despite that the angels, mankind, and other living creatures (e.g., animals, sacred beasts in heaven; the 24 Elders) must contain life essence from the makeup of GOD (we say, breath; spirit; word), many do not correctly display and perform according to the character, nature, personhood, eternal purpose, and process of divinity. The living again must become subject to the operations of divine will.

2) The offense against divinity by Adam must be realized as directed against the personal aspects of divine fullness. Animal blood only has been used to give a picture, and illustrate the simple (yet profound) operations by Spirit that must be used to restore the original possibilities provided to Creation and mankind. Blood is a carnal, material substance that carries life to all the organs and tissues of a living body, and blood itself is not life. It is impossible for a material thing to eliminate sin. Just as blood carries life, divine spirit that establishes existence must be emanated to the multiple appearances, expressions, forms, and vessels that will contain divine being.

3) Consciousness and self-will (we also say, willpower) within the living may be dominated by sin; and sin is no ordinary material thing that can be destroyed, removed, and resisted by relying on ones own willpower. In this sense, sin does not exist, promotes nonexistence, and restores conditions of chaos, confusion, and flux that were in place before the founding of earth and heaven. Sin opposes the continued existence of sacred law, the Lawgiver, and divine order throughout the universe. Sin has not been created by GOD; contains no divine substance; and does not respond to the will of GOD without divine action.

4) Sinners must become developing Christian believers by being “born again” in water baptism, and receive fresh endowments of divine will and other spirit substance from the makeup of GOD. Following their rebirth, believers are challenged to “grow up again,” and must mature and ripen as the offspring of GOD upon the earth. Through discovery, gradual growth, fellowship, practice and study, believers engage, apply, and display their own spirit content they have received as offspring of the Creator, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. Included are faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

5) Divinity is to be acknowledged as immortal, incorruptible, invisible, and unchanging; yet, GOD makes divinity known, approachable, and accessible as active presence and as sacred fullness (we say, the Godhead; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit). GOD is not an abstraction, or mental construct projected from the imagination or mind of mankind; and GOD willingly communicates and interacts with the living (we say, maintains living relationship) using frameworks that respond to their integrity and wholeness.

6) There are multiple aspects of existence and divine process used by GOD that respond to the condition of the living as conscious, finite, mortal, temporal, and having separate self-will. The eternal sacred processes of GOD (e.g., atonement, Incarnation, proclamation, promise, prophecy, revelation) are subject to interruption by death of the living (we say, sleep), and therefore must also be directed to balance, closure, completeness, finality, fulfillment, preparation, and resolution.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. For example: 7) The holy writings provide a record of actions already taken by GOD appearing to, and through created beings and living creatures using thousands of events, within thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years. The Scriptures also describe actions now in progress and that are to be completed by the living acting in accord with divinity. Included are the first and second resurrection of the dead; judgment of the righteous followed by that of the wicked; the distribution of rewards to the righteous; and the second death. Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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The apocalypse, endtime prophecies concerning the fifth trumpet, and final judgment against sin are topics, today.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Trunks” (Level 1 with 17 points, a member since June 15, 2012) posted the following:


Questions about the fifth trumpet in the apocalypse?

Okay, so I’m from Spain so I read it in spanish (just in case My grammar isn’t good or I said something wrong) The thing is I recently read the trumpets and the fifth sounds the scariest. But then I thought: God wouldn’t be capable of sending grasshopper scorpion tale with crown animals to torture us.

And I think I’m right. God isn’t capable of doing that.

In the Genesis book, he said he would never destroy the Earth.

And it’s right, everything that has happened it’s because of us so here’s my question: What if those grasshopper scorpion tale animal are a failed human experiment?

Like, humans are doing an weird experiment and they made that animal and somehow they escape and reproduce.

I think it makes sense because everything has happened because of us, why wouldn’t the animal be our fault too? What do you think about this theory? I want your opinion and what you think where those will come from. Thanks for reading. (PS. Those things can already exists but they’re locked somewhere)


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.  For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear:  Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore:  ye are of more value than many sparrows.  Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:  But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.  And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him:  but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.  (Luke 12:  1-10, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Mankind Destroyed? (01/24/2014); What Salvation Is (01/25/2014); Are We the Spoils of War? (01/08/2014); The Fullness of GODhead? (01/09/2014); A Partnership? (11/05/2012); To See With New Eyes (11/06/2012); Doom (09/20/2012); Contradictions? (09/21/2012)


“Trunks”, here are a few points to consider that are important to many mature Christian believers:

(1.)  Nothing is impossible to GOD.  Sin opposes the continued existence of all divine law, the Law Giver, and all Creation relying upon sacred law for divine order.  Because sin does not exist as material substance a person can hold in his hand, or spirit matter created by GOD, those who rely upon such finite tools as emotion, intellect, mathematics, philosophy and science are convinced that divinity is not able to destroy, eliminate and remove sin.

(2.)  The nature of final judgment.  The divine process to assign value to those objects, created beings and living creatures put forth by Deity requires that their spirit content be examined for agreement, congruence, and identity with divinity.  A divine record (we say, the book of life) detailing ones attitudes, behavior and conduct will be examined as the indicator of ones full spirit content from the makeup of GOD.

(3.)  Chaos will not be allowed.  The angels from the bottomless pit and other divinely created beasts that will torment mankind do so only at the command and direction of GOD.  This will be a final opportunity for mankind to return to GOD.  Those dominated through sin, unrepentant, and no longer endowed with sacred content within their awareness and self-will will be challenged, changed, or destroyed.  There will be no attack against those born again as children of GOD and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.

(4.)  Believers are not to fear tribulation.  Christians face an enemy who specializes in deceit and spiritual confusion as well as the non-material, non-spirit influence that is sin.  Affliction, hardship and loss become a “normal” feature to prepare Christian believers for the transformation of the world they know along with political oppression, persecution, poverty, and rejection by the world.

(5.)  Prophecy reveals divine intent.  The work of prophecy is not so much predicting the future as making the nature and will of GOD visible to the created.  Along with commandments, proclamations, and promises prophecy declares divine commitments expressed through human events.  To cleanse and heal created beings and living creatures requires multiple sacred operations including atonement, baptism, death, rebirth, redemption, resurrection, salvation and sanctification.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (6.)  Believers are not to worry about the “end of the world.”  Christians are to focus upon the promises of GOD through Jesus Christ, our ongoing lives, and the service to GOD we are to perform.  Born again, believers are to await and prepare for the appearing of Jesus to harvest the earth of those who are his by faith (we say, the Advent, the Rapture, the Second Coming).  Do not be deceived or deluded by the many errors held among your enemies who are enslaved to unbelief.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC

Blood, divine inheritance, priesthood, and sin are topics, today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Wick” (Level 3 with 1,357 points, a member since March 23, 2014) posted the following:


If we’re destined to be priests do we have to have blood put on our right ear, thumb and big toe like God said in Exodus 29:20? 

“20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.”


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.  For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.  But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.  Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.  Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  (Hebrews 10:  1-10, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Anointed? (04/28/2014); No More “Mr. Nice Guy”? (04/29/2014); Responsible for Sin? (05/30/2014); Choosing a Church? (05/31/2014); Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013); Assurances of Salvation? (10/07/2013); Why Blood? (04/13/2013); Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013)


“Wick”, here are a few points to consider that pertain to the inheritance believers receive as joint-heirs with Jesus Christ:

(1.)  Priesthood upon the earth was first established in Adam as a divine mechanism to continue the sacred bond between the Creator and mankind.  In spite of forbearance, forgiveness and divine love, the male and female pair would have to endure the losses that came by disobedience, distrust, and broken relationship.  Where the law, as admonition, warning and the expressed will of GOD was insufficient, human experience would have to establish change, new awareness, repentance, and submission to the salvation GOD would provide.

(2.)  The priesthood granted the tribe of Levi, and established for the covenant of Moses, focused upon sacred operations and practices to deliver atonement and propitiation for sin; and acknowledged that sin would not be eliminated through the finite works of created beings and living creatures.  Temporary cleansing and purity could be bestowed upon chosen servants by the use of blood from animals offered as sacrifice (i.e., a loss one suffers willingly).  Also, as the vessel for distributing and transferring life essence, blood was a fit vehicle for demonstrating the return of spirit content to GOD.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (3.)  The priesthood granted Melchizedek and bestowed upon Jesus Christ is accomplished through eternal life, and entails sacred service both upon earth and in heaven.  Sin can not be detected and removed relying only upon finite human resources such as feelings, intellect, logic, mathematics, persuasion, reason, and science.  Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross, mankind comes under the Savior’s divine anointing, and is made “born again,” consecrated, purified and sanctified.  Humanity is transformed to become immortal and incorruptible at the appearing of Christ, and until that event is empowered to minister upon the earth through his glorious resurrection.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.  If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings:  yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.  (Malachi 2:  1-2, KJV)

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Recognizing spiritual visitations are in view, today, along with more on the correct conceptions of mankind that come by the Gospel.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “GisherJohn” (Level with points, a member since 2008) posted the following:


Did I maybe just witness an Angel?

I was in a dead sleep. And while my eyes were closed I notice the room wasn’t as dark. I opened my eyes and I saw what I would call a ball of light on the ceiling. Looks something like a glowing star in a sky, just a very bright light. After 2 seconds of looking at it, I noticed it like shrunk (like going through a straw) then it disappeared. AT that time, it made this very loud popping noise or sound when it was disappearing. I’ve never had anything like that happen before. I was awake, so I know I wasn’t dreaming. Possible Angel? Ghost maybe?

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I love how the atheists come in here and try to make trouble thinking people that experience these things are just smoking weed or doing drugs. Just do me a favor, don’t respond. I want valid responses of people with half a brain at least, later.


THE BATTLE AXE:  Another Gospel? (10/19/2013)—In the light of Christ, “FULLY human” means “immortal; incorruptible; no longer subject to death and sin; in right relationship with GOD.”  As the expression of our animal nature, mankind continually seeks excitement, novelty and sensation.  Yet, Christian believers are given a new life from GOD that requires they all minister the same sacred truth to others.  Believers are to impart spirit content in the home and the community as well as in the church by actions, not simply by words.  The work of spreading the Gospel is not only a matter of preaching, what we speak, and verbal behavior.  The Gospel also is to be ones way of life that makes Christ visible in all our living routines.  Others are to witness our growth and transformation from born again to perfection (we say, maturity), and the impact of an unchanging word is to be revealed (see Proverbs 3:  5-7, 14:  12 and 21:  2, also 2nd Corinthians 4:  1-11 and Ephesians 4:  11-16, KJV).  Because we pursue sharing the Gospel by adapting the message to different regions, multiple languages, and varying human conditions, maintaining the purity and simplicity of the Gospel can be lost sight of.  This is specially true where we seek to operate apart from either the written word, or the living Spirit of GOD.  As a result, the holy writings include cautions and warnings that believers stay alert and vigilant against drifting away from their own foundations recorded for them in the Scriptures (see 2nd Corinthians 11:  1-4, Mark:  14:  38, Ephesians 6:  10-20 and Colossians 2:  6-10, KJV)


THE GOLDEN ARROW:   For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.  And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:  a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:  They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;  And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed:  but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.  But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?  Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?  (Hebrews 1:  5-14, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  How Could Angels Fall? (07/15/2013); Circumcision and Promise? (07/16/2013); Why A “Spokesperson”? (01/14/2013); No Contradictions? (01/15/2013); To See With New Eyes (11/06/2012); A Life Companion? (11/07/2012); The Gender of Angels? (10/09/2012); Sin Unknown? (10/10/2012); When Prayer Works (10/11/2012)


“GisherJohn”, here are a few points important to Christian believers that further shield us against spiritual confusion:

(1.)  The Holy Spirit is received through baptism, whereby believers are transformed (we say, born again, rebirth) having sacred substance (divine DNA, so to speak).  Inseparable aspects of eternal person are acquired that include faith, forbearance, forgiveness, gratitude, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Born again, believers must “grow up” again by meeting the challenges of those in flesh upon the earth.  Believers become balanced, complete, and stable (we say, mature or perfected) only through divine operations that employ change, giving, growth, obedience, prayer, unselfish service, study, suffering, and worship.

(2.)  The imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD now available through the ministry of Jesus Christ equips every believer to continually apply discernment (i.e., ability to use spiritual things to recognize other spiritual things).  It is in this sense that believers have an unction from GOD, and do not require outside advisers, guides, and teachers.

(3.)  Angels are spirit beings and living creatures, however, they are neither mortal nor immortal.  Generally, they do not seek contact with mankind unless dispatched as guides or messengers from GOD.  (In such cases, angels may assume human form and appear as men to avoid fostering doubt, spiritual confusion, and unbelief.)  Patterns for witness (i.e., how we are to behave and speak regarding our own experience) to angelic visitations are documented in Scripture.  Sacred events that men may hear or see have included proclamation, sightings of forms and similitudes as well as prophetic utterance (the messenger speaks directly to mortal beings).  More important than the messenger is the spirit content and divine purpose revealed through the message; and where there is no message, there is no cause for alarm or concern. 

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Men may hope for more than becoming angels.  Corruption (we say, sin) was first discovered among the holy angels, and has spread among mankind upon the earth.  As when cats die they automatically do not become dogs, when people die, they automatically do not become angels.  The salvation granted mankind through Jesus Christ is that sin will be totally removed from existence, and mankind will be made immortal and incorruptible.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Grow in grace

Washington, DC


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