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Today, a collegian asks about attending church functions unaccompanied; and there is more on how divine love continues despite the death of children.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Pat Robertson” (Level 2 with 477 points, since December 4, 2013) posted the following:

Is it weird to go to church by yourself?

Especially if your a college student. Theres this college ministry tonight and I dont know anyone there but I want to go. I have aspergers and o dont know if I should go because idk what it will be like.

THE BATTLE AXE:  That Mortal Children Die? (12/15/2013)—The operations of flesh are material and mechanical in nature, and substance; and mortality requires completion with a “coming into harmony” necessary to eternal demands and imperatives.  The tool of death has been shown to fulfill divine intent, and, so is not contrary to sovereign authority, divine love and sacred purpose.  Those who are experiencing the heart of GOD, and are covered within the depths of GOD’s love through Jesus Christ, know as a certain and inarguable truth that GOD is hurt by the death of the just, and those that are innocents.  Because of his majesty and power, the Almighty endures a great burden and sense of loss for all who die.  Even so, duty and responsibility require continued divine restraint, separation, and the outworking of things already begun from the foundation of the earth and the heavens.  (See again Ezekiel 18:  31-32 and 33:  11-20, 2nd Timothy 1:  7-10, Romans 5:  1-21 and Hebrews 2:  14-15, KJV.)

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.  O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!  Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.  I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.  I will keep thy statutes:  O forsake me not utterly.  Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.  With my whole heart have I sought thee:  O let me not wander from thy commandments.  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.  Blessed art thou, O LORD:  teach me thy statutes.  (Psalms 119:  4-12, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Never Taught It? (10/13/2013); Without Pointing A Finger? (10/14/2013); A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013); Lost Without GOD? (06/26/2013); Struggling? (05/11/2013); Through Much Tribulation (05/12/2013); Jesus Lives! (05/04/2013); Experience Is Not Evidence? (05/05/2013); Church Mandatory? (05/06/2013); A GOD of Love? (05/07/2013); Life Given By Knowledge? (04/03/2013); A Spirit Church? (04/04/2013)

“Pat Robertson”, may I share a few thoughts based upon my college experience, and life as a Christian believer since a minor child of eight?

(1.)  All of your own personal goals and purposes at this stage in your life require that you change by learning, growing, and developing necessary strength to fearlessly and independently make sound adult decisions.  Because you are already anchored in meaningful beliefs and understandings, you do not have to shrink from new challenges and new situations.  Like Christopher Columbus, you may go forward and sail on a broad sea as an explorer charting and mapping the way for others; yet, only as you continue to acknowledge the guiding stars that are the life line connecting you with your home port.

(2.)  You are not at fault for needing confirmation and information, for simply being curios, or for wanting companionship with other believers.  However, a person should be called “remiss” and in error when they fail to grasp that they have a duty as a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ to comfort other believers with the things from GOD they are receiving; build up the body of believers; encourage others to take decisive and godly action (we say, exhort); to make unselfish sacrifices (we say, love); and to proclaim the Gospel (we say, spread the good news).

There is far more to be said, correctly shared, and spiritually understood.  For example, (3.)  Believers are only without joy that comes from GOD (or “by themselves”) when they fail to “see” that it actually is present.  Ones attention and gaze can be directed away to such elements as fears, needs, problems, sensations, and wounds. The evidences that you are not alone, and that you continue in the divine presence are bestowed upon believers through baptism and confirmation, and reside within you as the imparted, indwelling Spirit of GOD.  This evidence does not “come and go,” however, our awareness of their action and operation may.  Thus, believers hold to promises and truths from GOD that serve as anchors that express abiding faith.)  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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