Posts Tagged ‘blame’

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Today, reply is made explaining the acceptance of Jews by Christian believers.  One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the name “Anonymous” (no profile information appears) posted the following:

 

Why do Christians blame Jews for Jesus death yet without his death your faith is meaningless by your own admission so why?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned:  but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.  (John 3:  16-21, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The de facto Covenants? (12/30/2016); Herein Is True Love (10/21/2016); Tools for Revelation? (10/26/2015); The Remnant? (10/12/2015); Ye Are Abraham’s Seed (07/10/2015); Secular Israel? (04/08/2015); A Common Heritage? (07/13/2014); Asleep Through the Holocaust? (07/14/2014)

 

“Anonymous”, the operations of divinity using the cross have not been provided for the destruction of the Jews, the Gentiles, or even, of the Devil.  The events to make immortal, incorruptible Deity knowable, known, and visible to all created beings and living creatures (we say, revelation) have also included the proclamation of sacred judgment against sin that uses such elements as admonitions, blessing, covenant, curses, death, forgiveness, law, promises, prophecy, and resurrection from the dead.  The important work for mature followers of the Lord is not to attack, punish, or wage holy war against others.  Rather, it is to minister comfort, correction, and love to those caught up and otherwise unable to escape the “history” of sin upon the earth, and within their own personal lives.  Only those lacking sacred knowledge, experiences of holy sacraments, and necessary spiritual growth continue to accuse or “blame” anyone.  It is not that sin no longer exists, or wrath from GOD against sin is no longer being expressed.  It is that judgment has become clearer as operations by the Holy Spirit for cleansing and expressing love.  Mature Christians believe the Jews were chosen as a people of GOD to demonstrate the tragic consequences of breaking covenant, disobedience of divine law, guilt, and iniquity (i.e., persisting in rebellion) as well as to proclaim access to GOD through atonement, rebirth, repentance, and sanctification.  The appearance of Jesus Christ upon the earth was to further recover and restore those who belong to GOD through faith and other aspects of their spirit endowment from the makeup of Deity.  Consider again the following:

(1.)  Matthew 18:  7-11, King James Version (KJV):  7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!  8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee:  it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.  9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee:  it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.  10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.  11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

(2.)  Mark 2:  16-17, KJV:  16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?  17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick:  I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

(3.)  Matthew 27:  22-26, KJV:  22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.  23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.  24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person:  see ye to it.  25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.  26 Then released he Barabbas unto them:  and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Ezekiel 18:  20-24, KJV:  20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son:  the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.  21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.  22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him:  in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.  23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GODand not that he should return from his ways, and live?  24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned:  in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.)  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, Excalibur (the sword of King Arthur), the Sword of Truth, deception, discernment, and judgment are in view.  Before sinners become committed as those who are reborn through Jesus Christ, there are many vain elements (i.e., features lacking sacred substance; things that should not be taken into account) from the flesh and the world that determine what they will focus upon and perceive as causes, explanations, justifications, and priorities among life experiences.  Those who are deceived attribute to the Adversary (Satan) authority, majesty, power and rule over duration, obedience, and worship.  Yet, the Adversary and his followers in heaven are created beings, who are neither mortal nor immortal, and continue having access to divinity, knowledge, and existence only at the discretion and prerogative of GOD.  Eternal life, glory, perfection, and sovereignty over all that exists should be regarded as belonging exclusively to GOD.  Thus, it is written:  James 2:  19, King James Version (KJV):  19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well:  the devils also believe, and tremble.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anthony” (Level 1 with 102 points, a member since October 14, 2016) posted the following:

 

Why do people blame God for all of the trouble and deaths that’s going on today I thought it was SATAN?

Isnt it SATAN, I think he should be the one to BLAME!!

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.  Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so:  thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.  By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned:  therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:  and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.  Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:  I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.  Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee:  thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.  (Ezekiel 28:  12-19, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:   About Lucifer in Scripture (02/18/2016); The Greatest Weapon? (12/17/2015); Holy Garments? (09/24/2015); Satan Should Stand Trial? (02/16/2014); The Right Place to Get Knowledge? (02/17/2014); Does Satan Know? (11/06/2013); Unguarded Chocolates? (11/07/2013)

 

“Anthony”, those who blame, condemn, and seek to contend against GOD are in error.  Such persons may have been deceived (we say, manipulated, tricked) by the Adversary; influenced by those who disbelieve (e.g., family, peers, and society); or their awareness and self-will may be dominated by sin.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and all Creation.  The will of GOD is not subject to sin, therefore, those created beings and living creatures among the angels and mankind who are overthrown by sin must regain the indwelling divine essence (we say, breath, spirit, word, utterance) that permits an eternal existence as a companion to divinity.

Often what people take to be the truth, or trust to be correct regarding divinity is anchored in popular culture, secular knowledge, and their own private expressions of creativity and mind.  Through “baptism” (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak), and various other sacred operations that can be completed only by GOD, sinners become “born again” and must “grow up again.”  Christian believers must acquire sacred knowledge along with new ways of assigning value, displaying and expressing their own spirit content, making choices, resting, speaking, and thinking.

Error and sin express more than simply a person’s likes and dislikes, their personality, or individual qualities and traits.  Aspects of cosmic and transcendent order come into view including unseen elements from ones character, nature, and substance.  While what appears upon the surface truly is an authentic indication of what is beneath, the frameworks of time and space always generate dimensionality so that, what you see now is not always what you get later.  A classic  example of this was shared through the 1981 motion picture, Excalibur, that centered upon King Arthur, who established a tradition of courtliness and knighthood in a territory where idolatry, elements from the Roman Empire, witchcraft, and Christian belief all coexisted in conflict.  Camelot became a model for nations throughout Christendom.  Sir Mordred was the king’s nephew and son; a bitter, impatient crown prince (like Absalom, son of King David) yet heir to the throne; and the king’s greatest enemy (the Black Knight).  Preparing to go into battle, we see the assassin choosing to wear a golden armor, and dressed to kill as “an angel of light.”

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Among mature Christian believers the Adversary is acknowledged as one at the level of a servant, while the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are exalted and preeminent.  The Adversary was created to serve the GODhead, even through peculiar roles in the atonement, judgment, redemption and salvation of the entire earth and mankind.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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Today, points are shared on divine accountability, human error, forgiveness, and the cross.  For those acknowledging the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross to provide atonement for their sin, forgiveness comes into view as a sacred operation performed only by GOD, and by those serving Deity as agents and spokespersons.  In forgiveness, forbearance, grace and divine prerogative are made visible, and revealed as permanent aspects of the divine makeup.  Forgiveness may not diminish or increase ones spirit content such as faith, holiness, and wisdom, however, forgiveness alters the fundamental nature and perfection of the Creation by its impact upon final judgment that acknowledges the presence of spirit matter, assigns value to all that exists (e.g., events, influences, objects, processes, things seen and unseen), and applies divine law to resolve conflicts and settle disputes.  Accord, balance, eternal glory, quality, and totality of the whole Creation are to be determined, and permanently set.  As an act of pardoning among carnal beings and living creatures, forgiveness often becomes a further expression of condemnation, error, lust, pride, self-promotion, sentiment, and slander.  Readers are encouraged to consider the following Scriptures, and the presentation below:

Mark 2:  7, King James Version (KJV):  7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

1st Kings 8:  46-50, KJV:  46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;  47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;  48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:  49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,  50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:

Ecclesiastes 7:  20, KJV:  20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Acts 17:  30-31, KJV:  30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:  31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Colossians 1:  12-15, KJV:  12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

2nd Corinthians 4:  15-18, KJV:  15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:  for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Sid” (Level 1 with 99 points, a member since November 08, 2009) posted the following:

 

Wht is the meaning of the proverb ‘to err is human, to forgive is divine?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  (Matthew 22:  29, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Forgiveness and The Cross (04/04/2016); The Choice of Knowledge? (10/28/2015); Pointing Out Error? (10/07/2015); Justified Through Christ? (08/26/2015); To Err is Human? (07/24/2015); The God Concept? (02/13/2015); By Inspiration of GOD (10/27/2013)

 

“Sid”, the adage declaring “to err is human” speaks to the character, nature and substance of created beings and living creatures as compared to that of divinity.  This old saying is often used by those arguing that GOD is not righteous to eternally condemn, punish, or express wrath against sin and transgression of divine law.  Humans being error prone, fallible, and imperfect are seen as natural, normal, and even endearing aspects of human makeup.  Given that GOD could, yet does not, make miraculous interventions to prevent and save us when we are about to make a mistake, Deity is held to be the one that should be blamed and scorned as being at fault.  After all, they argue, divinity has imposed many of our associations and life conditions that result in error (i.e., success and failure are predetermined).  Sin is pervasive and unavoidable; and must appear as destiny, fate, karma, and bad luck.  With this in view, forgiveness is a form of sacred merchandise that may be bargained for, bought and sold, demanded as entitlement, and called for as a divine debt owed to those Deity has abused and victimized.  Failing to comprehend the operations of divine order that maintain existence and the universe, such pray for, and request forgiveness as a form of acceptance, approval, and “unconditional love” wherein GOD is to yield authority, or grant permission allowing error to continue without censure or challenge.  Those at fault, then, need make no confession or changes in attitude, self-management, and practice.  Transgressors should endure no suffering, and there even need be no pangs of conscience, remorse, or repentance.  Yet, for Christian believers, sorrow for sin is critical to humanity becoming “perfected” by GOD, and fully apprehending the blessing from Christ dying upon the cross as a sacrifice for our sin.  Forgiveness appears as divinity becoming manifest (active, present, visible) to permanently change and transform mankind.  Consider again how this is stated using language from the Bible:

(1.)  Romans 6:  3-7, King James Version (KJV):  3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:  that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:  6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

(2.)  1st John 1:  8-10, KJV:  8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

(3.)  2nd Corinthians 7:  9-11, KJV:  9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance:  for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of:  but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  2nd Corinthians 5:  17-21, KJV:  17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  19 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.  20 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.  21 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.)  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, Scripture points are shared on the Fall of Adam and the resulting inheritance of sin as a life condition for mankind.  The wrath of GOD against sin is a permanent aspect of full divine being, and does not alter or change as though it is an emotion.  Death was proclaimed as a consequence of sin before any transgression of the law was committed by Adam.  Mortality and the present human condition are more the result of pride, self-will and sin, than the result of divine anger, condemnation, and punishment.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Dry” (Level 2 with 436 points, a member since February 04, 2015) posted the following:

 

Why does God hold us responsible for Adam and Eve’s wrongdoings?

It just doesn’t sound right. Two people screwed up and now all of humanity has to be “saved” because of them.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, my righteousness is more than God’s?  For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?  I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.  Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.  If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?  If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?  Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.  By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry:  they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.  But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;  Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?  There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.  Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.  Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.  (Job 35:  2-14, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  All Have Sinned? (07/29/2015); Sin As Our Inheritance? (06/08/2015)p; Finite Will, Self-will and Sin? (06/01/2015); The First Book of the Bible? (11/20/2014); The Beginning of Wisdom? (11/21/2014); Sin and the Great Flood (11/03/2014); Remembering Lot’s Wife? (11/04/2014); Mankind Destroyed? (01/24/2014); What Salvation Is (01/25/2014); Why Clothing? (10/15/2010); Known by GOD? (10/16/2010)

 

“Dry”, the living inherit accountability and life challenges from Adam, not blame.  We may speak of sin as a condition, a recurring influence, and a framework or limitation now describing finite existence just as time and space.  Even among long-time Christian believers, it is a common mistake to accuse GOD of injustice; and to maintain that mankind is somehow cursed by GOD, and under punishment because of sin that appeared through Adam (the single name given by divinity to the human male and female pair).  Use of the name “Eve” (given by the male and meaning “caretaker” (not one who gives birth, the mother) of all) is a clue that a pattern and “point of view” is being used that exalts human awareness, material existence, self-consciousness, and social reality.  The creation of heaven and earth must be acknowledged as the result of multiple divine operations determined as much by the eternal purposes and immutable substance of Deity, as by the peculiar features that would be needed to make up the various spheres of life, and the diverse created beings and living creatures they would contain.  The problem of sin has been revealed as having first appeared among the holy angels, and later became contagion, corruption, and pollution upon the earth.  While GOD has not created sin, and sin has no divine content, sin may dominate awareness and self-will within the living.  Many divine provisions to counteract sin are now in place, including atonement, confession, covenant, forgiveness, incarnation, rebirth, redemption, sacrifice, salvation, and sanctification.  To avoid what GOD has labeled “evil” (catastrophe, disaster, sudden and widespread upheaval on a cosmic scale), the continuous, unseen operations of sin are answered using gradual and measured responses such as birth, aging, growth, learning, and maturation.  Thus, death appears as a divine tool to stop the spread of sin, does not eliminate sin; and will not be used apart from divine judgment to arbitrarily annihilate, or wipe out humanity.  Presently, born again believers all serve as vessels containing spirit matter from the makeup of GOD that establishes possibilities for the living to oppose, repent of, and resist sin.  Through the many divine dealings with sin, all are to finally realize the exalted character and nature of divinity.  The living must accept accountability for their own application and presentation of divine substance through attitudes, behavior, and conduct as well as meet the challenges that emerge from the sins of their parents and forbearers.  Consider again the following points that have been shared through the holy writings:

(1.)  Exodus 34:  6-8, King James Version (KJV):  6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.  8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

(2.)  Deuteronomy 9:  5-8, KJV:  5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land:  but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.  7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness:  from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.  8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

(3.)  Psalms 50:  16-21, KJV:  16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?  17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.  18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.  19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.  20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.  21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself:  but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

(4.)  Isaiah 5:  13-16, KJV:  13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge:  and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.  14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure:  and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.  15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:  16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

(5.)  Ezekiel 18:  18-23, KJV:  18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.  19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.  20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son:  the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.  21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.  22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him:  in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.  23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD:  and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

(6.)  1st Corinthians 15:  21-26, KJV:  21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  23 But every man in his own order:  Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.  24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.  25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.  26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (7.)  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

Scripture points are shared considering blame, Satan, and the cause, nature and origin of sin.  For Christian believers, divine love, rebirth, new life, and salvation are more to be themes for focus than damnation, darkness, sin, and wickedness.  Before acquiring correct sacred knowledge from the holy writings, many mistakenly believe that Satan disguised as a serpent was the creator of all sin and wickedness, particularly among mankind and upon the earth.  However, sin first emerged separate from desire (i.e., no one asked for it, or craved it), and operated as corruption (we say, decay, defilement, rot) within the holy angels of heaven.  At first hidden and invisible, sin became revealed through attitudes, behavior, conduct, utterance, and  orientation.  While sin is often described using organic characteristics and forms of human behavior, and emotion (e.g., ambition, envy, greed, hate, malice, possessiveness, pride, selfishness, violence), in fact, sin is abstract and intangible, akin to the chaos, vanity, and lack of divine substance that existed before Creation.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Hercules” (Level 1 with 4 points, a member since May 21, 2013) posted the following:

Who tempted the devil to be sinful? Don’t say he had free will because that nullifies any need for mankind to have a tempter to commit sin?

…unless you’re claiming that angelic free will is somehow different to human free will, which, as far as I’m aware isn’t mentioned anywhere in scripture

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.  And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee:  is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?  Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.  And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.  And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.  And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.  Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee:  for they are men wondered at:  for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.  For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes:  behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.  In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.  (Zechariah 3:  1-10, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Only Divine Spirit Exists? (06/09/2015); Sin As Our Inheritance? (06/08/2015); Is Sin a Matter of Temptation? (04/22/2015); The Testing of Job? (10/06/2014); Knowing the Spirit is Inside? (10/07/2014); The Ruler Of the Earth? (05/01/2014); Parables About the Kingdom? (05/02/2014)

“Hercules”, Christian believers first must receive the imparted, indwelling Spirit from the makeup of GOD to correctly apprehend as spiritual truth the cause, nature and origin of sin as presented within the holy writings.  While various operations that serve as the divine response to sin have been completed by Jesus Christ as a single aspect of full divinity, it is an error to think one may simply place “the blame” for sin upon any single individual, or to think sin may be eliminated or removed without permanent change as an alternative to total upheaval.  Sin is the transgression of the law, where law is the expressed will of GOD.  While sin has not been created or put forth by divinity, sin behaves as a non-material, non-spirit influence upon awareness and self-will within the created.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the law giver, and all divine order established through sacred law.  Sin is not a living entity, contains no spirit matter from GOD, yet, displays direction, effect, and presence.  In a sense, sin is self-destructive and sin does not exist; however, sin pertains to aspects of full existence (e.g., duration, form, inclusion, person, presence, substance); divine intent and eternal purpose; and the broad spectrum of sacred operations (e.g., acknowledgement, assigning value (we say, judgment), atonement, birth, commandment, death, incarnation, rebirth, sanctification, utterance).  Many fear Satan will be the accuser of mankind in final judgment.  However, Satan already will have been cast into the Lake of Fire; and only ones own deeds recorded within the Books of Life will accuse or commend them as they answer before the throne of Grace.  Here are a few points from the Bible that Christians rely upon to avoid error and spiritual confusion regarding Satan and sin:

(1.)  Ezekiel 28:  16-18, King James Version (KJV):  16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned:  therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:  and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.  17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:  I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.  18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

(2.)  John 8:  43-45, KJV:  43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.  44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:  for he is a liar, and the father of it.  45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

(3.)  2nd Timothy 2:  22-26, KJV:  22 Flee also youthful lusts:  but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.  23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.  24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,  25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;  26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

There is much more that could be said, and that must be correctly understood and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (4.)  Ephesians 2:  1-6, KJV:  1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;  2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:  3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.  4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:)  Even so, I trust this small collection of verses will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, points are shared on the Kingdom of GOD, and America and Israel as modern states.  The Israel created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1947 is not the same as the Israel created by Jehovah at Mount Sinai. Many are confused that the influence and place of Israel as an instrument in divine judgment does not appear to be the same as in ancient times.  Yet, at some stage as they develop or follow paths that were not available in their beginning, all nations appear to betray their founding fathers and pioneers.  Maniacal dissatisfaction and frustration with world leaders should be expected to increase where they are promoted as celebrities, demigods, and idols.  Exaggerated expectations appear when hero-worship and idolatry are practiced.  Foolish critics attack the President and Prime Minister of America and Israel as though a single person is permitted to make every decision for their State without input from experienced professionals, military, scholars and other experts, and as if they are not restricted from unilateral action by existing procedures and protocols that are rigorous and demanding.  Correctly understood, it is absurd to blame one man for the challenge that comes by shared goals and motives pursued among millions of men.  Fault-finding, placing blame and political invective are primarily fueled by anger, bitterness, ignorance, and immaturity.  Accusations against the United States and its leadership have long included the insinuation that greed, imperialism, pride, self-promotion, and vainglory are the only national agenda for those who serve through the American Presidency.  However, popular and world culture often seek to promote peculiar ideas of anonymity, defiance, freedom, and lawlessness without also pursuing disciplined logic, critical thinking, and the careful scrutiny required for developing and implementing accountability, consensus, sound policy, and stable government.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Harold” (Level 3 with 2,300 points, a member since June 24, 2009) posted the following low blow:

 

Is Obama going against God by opposing Israel?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.  And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.  And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there:  go not after them, nor follow them.  For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.  But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.  And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.  (Luke 17:  20-30, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Human Law, Divine Favor? (03/23/2015); The American Covenant? (03/03/2015); Correctly Knowing Israel? (03/01/2015); Why Prophets Were Sent to Israel (11/23/2014); The Need for Prophecy Then and Now (11/24/2014); The Bible is All About GOD? (07/27/2014); No Mystery in Lawful Judgment (07/28/2014); Separation of Church and State (07/04/2014); The Point of Wisdom? (07/05/2014); Holy Ground (03/30/2014); The Temple Mount (03/31/2014)

 

“Harold”, in these times, Christian believers are careful to focus upon prophecy, Scripture, and spiritual truth, rather than temporal events.  Consider the following:

(1.)  Israel and America are not the Kingdom of GOD.  While ancient Israel may have functioned as a monarchy with kings and prophets having authority as visible agents for divinity, America and modern-day Israel are operating as independent secular states within a global economy.  Those who belong to the kingdom are citizens through their spirit content, and are not in a mere cultural or political relationship.

(2.)  The sovereign authority and power of Deity is not appearing as inarguably active and present through the lifestyles, policies, and public presentations from existing states.  National goals do not include maintaining, expanding, or ratifying any covenant with divinity.

(3.)  Israel has compromised the historical, traditional and spiritual commands to destroy the worship places of those in the territory they would be given as their Promised Land.  After victory during the 1967 Six-Day War, instead of destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel transferred its control to an Islamic trust that is independent of the Israeli government.  Despite Israeli desire to exist as a state having the boundaries described within the Scriptures (see the Fourth Book of Moses, called Numbers, chapter 34), multiple peace accords and agreements have now seen concession of land to demonstrate their commitment to participate within a community of nations on the basis of international law.

(4.)  Many around the world now attack President Obama as our head of State, and as a representation of the American people.  Their displays of hatred, venom, and violence are as much the product of sin and their true spiritual content as of deception, lies, propaganda and slander.  Those who misread Scripture even apply the following to accuse Obama of being the Antichrist:  2nd Thessalonians 2:  3-4, KJV:  3 Let no man deceive you by any means:  for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The holy writings provide far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  For example, (5.)  Ezekiel 14:  13-14, KJV:  13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:  14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  May your prayers ever be answered according to correct sacred knowledge and your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Response is made to a crude and insulting question on the omniscience of GOD.  Also, there is more on the 7 “godly” sins.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Methoozelah” (Level 1 with 89 points, a member since February 24, 2014) posted the following originally asked on Yahoo Answers Canada:

 

OK Christians! So because you think God/Jesus is omnipotent, you’re telling me he knows everything about me?

Seriously???? He knows what breath smells like in the morning after I’ve had a night of heavy smoking and pepperoni pizza and beer and gone to bed without brushing???

He knows what my urine taste like first thing in the morning while I’m still hungover? He knows what my sperm tastes like too???

Seriously??? Omniscience isn’t all its cracked up to be is it?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  7 “Godly” Sins (02/24/2014)—(5.)  One of the greatest errors for those outside of the salvation of GOD through Jesus Christ is the notion that Almighty GOD, the Father, has created, and is directly responsible for all things that exist as challenges, harsh conditions, injustice, limits, problems, threats against, and weaknesses in all created beings and living creatures.  Such deny having any accountability, or inborn capacity to correctly exercise their own self-will.  In their view, GOD is at fault, and is to be blamed for not sharing authority, freedom, knowledge, perfection, power, and rule.  Those who insist upon complaining and murmuring against GOD continue on a path marked as “blasphemy,” and stamped as sin that can be regretted in carnal, emotional, and social terms.   However, they render a sinner eternally void of the Holy Spirit from GOD, and thus can have no repentance.  Among angels and among men, there are many who strut in pride thinking they have made them selves exalted and prominent before GOD by the operations of their own will.  Sadly, these show their content and substance to be that worthy of divine condemnation, perdition, and removal from the sacred awareness of all living.  See Job 21:  22, Psalms 75:  6-8, Matthew 7:  21-23, Matthew 18:  7-9, Matthew 12:  31-32, Romans 2:  1-11, Romans 3:  3-8, Colossians 1:  9-23, Hebrews 2:  5-18, James 4:  1-12 and Revelation 21:  7-8, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:  it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace:  the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  (Isaiah 55:  6-12, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  All Things Possible? (09/17/2013); Can One Escape? (09/18/2013); GOD Knows Tomorrow? (04/12/2013); Able to Become Gods? (01/11/2013); Why Christians Pray For Others (01/12/2014); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012); Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012); Sin Unknown? (10/10/2012); When Prayer Works (10/11/2012)

 

“Methoozelah”, because you’ve posted many questions of this kind, and demonstrated a desperate need for a godly reply, here are a few points that come from the knowledge and wisdom of GOD that are usually only shared among Christian believers:

(1.)  Carnal Knowledge.  Carnal knowledge is a lower level of awareness that fits to being formed in flesh (saying it another way:  that derives from ones animal nature, and from self-awareness as finite.)  Consciousness of those in flesh is dominated by mechanical and physiological processes (i.e., how the body works) generated through appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, craving for sexual contact), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching) and emotional or mental functioning (e.g., desire, fantasy, fear, forgetting, imagination, recall, thought).

(2.)  GOD is Spirit.  GOD is a spirit (we may say, divinity) who has put forth diverse created beings and living creatures as well as the environment and material sphere of their existence.  The entire universe is made from substance emanated from divine being as breath and utterance (we say, word).  GOD is eternal and unchanging; therefore, there is no corruption, decay or uncleanness in GOD as appears within angelic beings and mankind through sin.

(3.)  Operations of GOD.  Just as all things that exist have dimension and presence (i.e., are measurable in space), yet do not have life, person, and self-will, all things do not exist as sentient (capable of verbal communication, reason and thought).  Intellect is determined by multiple operations of GOD including birth, death, forgiveness healing, judgment, revelation, and sanctification.  Similarly, it is by sovereign power that GOD continues to exist without material form, yet, is incarnate (in flesh) through Jesus Christ. 

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.)  The You GOD “Knows”.  GOD only contemplates and dwells upon who we are to be once perfected.  Filth and ugliness are not in the heart and mind of GOD; and there is no continuing divine consciousness of all the guilt and shame that may be rightly ours.  Within the conscience and mind of the living, outside of GOD, are the place for despair that comes by negative feelings and thoughts.  Thus, many of us are walking rubbish bins, containing things cast away and rejected of GOD.  The Book of Life that will be used in final judgment is the primary “memory bank” and record of our actual living attitudes, behavior and conduct; and what is written  there we must give account for and explain.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  (Jeremiah 29:  11-13, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC