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Reply is made to a writer accusing GOD of “sleeping” through the Holocaust.  Also, there is more on the common heritage of Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael.  A “Yahoo! Answers” fighter using “Red” as their ID (Level 1 with 93 points, a member since June 22, 2014) posted the following:


Why is God portrayed as intervening all the time in the Bible yet He slept through the Holocaust?


THE BATTLE AXE:  A Common Heritage? (07/13/2014)—(4.)  Christians believe the inheritance from Abraham is a spiritual condition and relationship with GOD.  There are natural sons from Abraham (such as Isaac and Ishmael), and there are spiritual sons of Abraham through covenant, faith, and the promises from GOD.  While working on a project to create a system that would allow the combined street gangs within the city of Philadelphia to maintain a treaty of lasting peace as well as to identify and resolve conflicts and disturbances in their communities before they could result in outbreaks of violence, leadership from the various gangs explained to me that one of their greatest difficulties was escaping the “history of blood.”  In some instances, feuds that had begun among their great grandparents were being continued with the understanding that justice is only by retaliation; and, as the new breed, they were prepared to seek instead a process of cooperation and prevention.  These young men helped me to understand that those who fail to comprehend the higher notions of accountability, duty, principle, and spiritual relationship remain open and vulnerable to destructive and limiting traditions such as the history of blood.  Retribution and the cycle of blood that comes by war is not in agreement with the eternal purposes of GOD that focus upon generating divine justice, immortality, incorruption, and salvation.  When Abraham appealed on behalf of Sodom and the cities of the plain, he did so in sacrifice unselfishly submitting himself to judgment for all mankind, and for the glory and honor of GOD.  The judgment of GOD is always and only to be understood as blessing, for divine judgment is the resolution of every conflict, and the settlement of all disputes through the applications of sacred law.  The aberrations and perversions of social justice among mankind that persist because of sin are regularly cloaked by lying appeals and their presentation as franchise, freedom, secular history, law enforcement, politics, progress, and science.  Included have been such errors as abortion, apartheid, ethnic arrogance, eugenics, exaggerated pride, genocide, infanticide (the slaughter of babies), “population control,” and racism, that only occur by departure from the eternal purposes of divinity.  War begets more war; peace is never the outcome of war.  Peace is the outcome of judgment—yet, only where there is consensus, genuine honor, integrity, order, and respect that acknowledges and maintains unquestioned authority and sovereignty.  See again Genesis 18:  17-26, John 8:  31-45, Acts 13:  26, Galatians 3:  7 and Matthew 21:  23-31, KJV.


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:  he that keepeth thee will not slumber.  Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.  The LORD is thy keeper:  the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.  The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.  The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil:  he shall preserve thy soul.  The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.  (Psalms 121  1-8, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Abandoned by GOD? (06/23/2014); (07/01/2013) GOD Intervenes? (07/01/2013); Jericho Justified? (07/02/2013); Remembering the Holocaust? (12/14/2012); A Slaughter of Innocents (12/15/2012); Why Did The Judges Fight? (10/19/2012); The Spirit is Willing (10/20/2012)


“Red”, here are a few points to consider that have allowed Christian believers to avoid spiritual confusion and error:

(1.)  Throughout the holy writings, the Almighty Father is repeatedly portrayed as allowing the carnal, material, and social consequences of human choices and decisions.  Thereby, mankind is to be turned again to GOD as humanity realizes both the appropriate and correct applications of our own human authority and power as well as our inadequacy and limits as created beings and living creatures.  GOD does operate with power; however, the appearance is given of divinity permitting the outworking of destruction, sin, and wickedness upon the earth.  For many, this is most clearly explained in accounts from the Book of Judges.  Israel was under the domination of the Midianites when Gideon was approached by an angel messenger to serve as one of the persons chosen to be a deliverer for Israel.  Doubting anyone could really overcome such a powerful enemy, Gideon even dared to ask, where are all the miracles GOD is reported as having done in the past (see Judges 6:  13, KJV).

(2.)  The people of GOD do not accuse the Almighty Father of sleeping through their times of affliction, hardship, testing, and tribulation.  The workings of GOD during the Shoah are hidden only to those lacking discernment (ability to use their own spirit content to recognize and respond to spirit matter within such life experience as events, holy writings, other persons, purposes, and utterances); those dominated by the non-material, non-spirit influence that is sin; and those whose dependence upon appetite, sensation, and emotion/mental functions deprive them of full consciousness that GOD is an active presence.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  All covenants and ongoing relationships with GOD must be known and realized through the mechanisms and terms supplied from divinity.  Included are such elements as atonement; cleansing; confession; expectation (we say, hope); forgiveness; healing; the imparted, indwelling Spirit; divine law; praise; prayer; repentance; sanctification; wisdom; and worship.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

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