Posts Tagged ‘lying’

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Today, focus is on the account of Abel and Cain, and how the exposure of sin pertains to the full revelation of divinity.  Awareness and self-will within created beings and living creatures may be dominated and influenced by sin.  Through Jesus Christ, sinners are being disciplined and trained to make specific godly responses to the operations of sin.  Sin may not be dealt with in a casual manner, and must not be regarded as “harmless” simply because, at one point, it is remote, unexpected, unforeseen, and “unintended.”  For the living to have correct sacred knowledge that is vital to relationships with the Creator, the power of sin over angels and men, and the power of divinity against sin, both must be proclaimed in ways that are graphic and memorable.  Death apart from GOD, and the separation of spirit from body first occurred through an act of murder, and was not in accordance with the laws of sacrifice (where body and spirit are completely consumed together in fire that represents divine judgment), and the return to GOD of his life essence (we also say, breath, spirit, word).  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Sally” (Level 6 with 21,037 points, a member since March 26, 2016) posted the following:

 

Why did Cain lie to The Lord about just murdering his brother in Genesis 4:8? How can this be explained effectively in a way to understand?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law:  for sin is the transgression of the law.  And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not:  whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.  Little children, let no man deceive you:  he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him:  and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil:  whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.  (1st John 3:  2-12, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Another Form of Blindness (07/23/2017); Christian Beliefs About Sin (07/20/2017); Becoming Free From Sin (07/16/2017); Warnings Against Forgetting GOD? (02/16/2017); Cain and Genealogy? (11/27/2015); The Power of Death? (10/01/2013); Divine Love Revealed? (10/02/2013); The Common Danger (01/02/2013); The Root of Jesse (01/03/2013)

 

“Sally”, because sin always appears surrounded by a mix of acceptable attitudes and behavior, sin is often regarded as natural and normal; and sin can not be understood immediately as contrary to divine and human nature.  Special gifts and tools have been provided to help the living correctly recognize and respond to sin (e.g., discernment; sacred law; pain; suffering; the death of Jesus Christ on the cross; the imparted, indwelling Spirit).  Many mature Christian believers agree that the operations and processes of sin should be described as a “pattern of increasing corruption and decay” and a “chain of events” within ones ongoing relationship with GOD, rather than a single, discrete act.  All sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the divine order of the universe.  Sin is not a living entity having feelings, mind, or self-will; and sin may not be killed and slain.  While the death of a sinner will stop that person from committing further acts offensive to GOD, the consequences and effects of their sins may continue indefinitely, and long after they are dead.  Thus, the “exceeding sinfulness of sin” must be exposed and acknowledged as illogical, mindless, and as promoting chaos, death, desolation, and nonexistence.  The breakdown and rot introduced by sin may first become visible in a sinner’s ignoring, mocking, and rejecting sacred law presented in the form of admonitions, guidance, instruction, prohibitions, and warnings from GOD.  Their gross act of disobedience and violation of the law will be accompanied by such complements as an appetite to continue and repeat the offense, deceit, denial, exaggerated pride, fear of discovery, guilt, lust, lying, and shame.  The knowledge of death provided by GOD was bestowed through the priesthood granted to Adam.  The spirit content of the living was to come into view by the blood, and be transferred to GOD from the holy altar.  When Cain killed and buried his brother, the spirit of Abel was forced to call to GOD being separated from the divine order.  Consider again the following:

(1.)  Romans 7:  12-13, King James Version (KJV):  12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.  13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

(2.)  Romans 5:  17-19, KJV:  17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

There is far more to be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  Revelation 3:  17-21, KJV:  17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:  18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.  19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:  be zealous therefore, and repent.  20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:  if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.  21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.)  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, more points are shared on lying, sin, and spiritual growth.  Liars are to be left to GOD along with accusers, apostates, bullies, complainers, boasters, gossips, heretics, incorrigibles, loafers, name-callers, reprobates, scoffers, slanderers, tattletales, troublemakers, and wasters.  All Christian believers are granted a new place in relationship to GOD through Jesus Christ, however, none may maintain their status as sanctified (we say, cleansed, saved and set apart for holy service) where they continue making lies and approving their own errors.  Additionally, believers are granted strength and understanding to endure challenges, delays, disappointments, liars, thieves, separation and death.  Not only are believers to conduct themselves as sons and daughters to GOD, an evidence of things unseen, they are to edify and prosper the household of  faith as spokespersons (we say, prophets) sent by divinity.  Being fashioned as children, believers gradually grow and at the coming of Christ become permanently transformed as immortal, incorruptible companions to Deity.  The word from GOD that nourishes new life has been established as commandment, law, proclamation (we might say, official decrees), promise, and prophecy.  Mankind must maintain covenant, salvation, and eternal relationship by having divine integrity and righteousness that are bestowed as an indwelling Spirit from GOD.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  What to Do About Liars? (11/14/2014)

 

Psalms 116:  9-18, KJV—I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.  10 I believed, therefore have I spoken:  I was greatly afflicted:  11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.  12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?  13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.  14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.  15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.  16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid:  thou hast loosed my bonds.  17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.  18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

Deuteronomy 23:  21-23, KJV—When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it:  for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.  22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.  23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a free will offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

Numbers 23:  19, KJV—God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:  hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Proverbs 10:  17-19, KJV—He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction:  but he that refuseth reproof erreth.  18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.  19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin:  but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Ephesians 4:  17-24, KJV—This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,  18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:  19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.  20 But ye have not so learned Christ;  21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:  22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ezekiel 13:  7-9, KJV—Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?  8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.  9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies:  they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

Psalms 59:  7-12, KJV—Behold, they belch out with their mouth:  swords are in their lips:  for who, say they, doth hear?  8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.  9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee:  for God is my defence.  10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me:  God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.  11 Slay them not, lest my people forget:  scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.  12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride:  and for cursing and lying which they speak.

James 3:  8-18, KJV—But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.  10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.  11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?  12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.  13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Matthew 7:  1-5, KJV—Judge not, that ye be not judged.  2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:  and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?  5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 9:  10-13, KJV—And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.  11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?  12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.  13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:  for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Ephesians 4:  25-32, KJV—Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour:  for we are members one of another.  26 Be ye angry, and sin not:  let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  27 Neither give place to the devil.  28 Let him that stole steal no more:  but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.  29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

1st Peter 3:  8-18, KJV—Finally,  be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:  9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing:  but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.  10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:  11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.  12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:  but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.  13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?  14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye:  and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;  15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:  and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:  16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.  17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.  18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

A brief Scripture study is shared today focused upon the renewal of believers through the operations of the Holy Spirit, and by praise, prayer, and service.

 

SOME THOUGHTS ON

 

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.  (2nd Corinthians 4:  15-18, KJV)

 

2nd Chronicles 15:  7-9 (KJV)  7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak:  for your work shall be rewarded.  8 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the Lord.  9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon:  for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.

Psalms 51:  6-12 (KJV)  6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts:  and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.  7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:  wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.  8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.  9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.  10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.  12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalms 103:  1-6 (KJV)  1 Bless the LORD, O my soul:  and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

Psalms 119:  74-76 (KJV)  74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.  75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.  76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

Isaiah 40:  28-31 (KJV)  28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:  31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 41:  1 (KJV)  1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength:  let them come near; then let them speak:  let us come near together to judgment.

Jeremiah 31:  32-34 (KJV)  32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:  33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.  34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD:  for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD:  for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Lamentations 5:  19-21 (KJV)  19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.  20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?  21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

Romans 12:  1-2 (KJV)  1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  2 And be not conformed to this world:  but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Ephesians 4:  22-27 (KJV)  22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour:  for we are members one of another.  26 Be ye angry, and sin not:  let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  27 Neither give place to the devil.

Colossians 3:  9-11 (KJV)  9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;  10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:  11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free:  but Christ is all, and in all.

Titus 3:  3-7 (KJV)  3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;  7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 6:  4-8 (KJV)  4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,  5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,  6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.  7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:  8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Luke 11:  2-4 (KJV)  2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.  3 Give us day by day our daily bread.  4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.  And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

 

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  Most of you have not yet responded, however, I again invite readers to add any verse or passage from Scripture that they would like to share in the comments area (see below).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to the workings of the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth, and the Testimony of Jesus in you.  Grow in grace.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:  6-7, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Anger, rebirth, and unwillingness to forgive others are topics, today.  Also, there is more on whether all lying is forbidden.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Hellrider” (Level 2 with 902 points, a member since January 22, 2014) posted the following originally asked on Yahoo Answers UK & Ireland:

Do Christians believe it is wrong to not forgive?

Would it be considered a sin to be angry, hateful and never forgive a person for something they did that was so bad it changed the future you should of had and caused you physical pain every day reminding you of them even more?

Do you believe that there are some things so bad you can justify to your god feeling angry and hateful and never forgiving them? Or do you believe you have to forgive without exception or you won’t be forgiven?

I think some things are unforgivable but if you are religious do you believe you have to force yourself to forgive? Or believe that some things are justifiably unforgivable?

THE  BATTLE AXE:  All Lying Forbidden? (03/04/2014)—(4.)  Your Reputation.  Christian believers are to establish a reputation for speaking the truth.  All believers in Christ are not called to preach; however, all are expected to operate in obedience to truth.  With this in view, the work of one who poses a question may be as important as the work of one who responds with an answer.  The connections that fit believers together as a unit before GOD are only maintained and nourished using truth.  Lies affect a congregation or community of faith (we say, the body) like a poison or virus.  Attitudes, behavior and conduct among believers should emerge from, and express their inner spirit from GOD.  Where lying is habitual and persists it identifies a person as immature, and one whose nature is ungodly.  In order to minister the truth from GOD to others, a believer must always avoid using deceit, deception, falsehood, and evasion.  Make-believe, play, and pretending that are useful for teaching children should be used very sparingly among adults.  (5.)  Believers Are the Truth.  Occasionally ones feelings and private thoughts are to be shared to anchor and clarify doctrine, or further reconciliation to Scripture.  Yet, no ones life is to be open for ungodly debate and discussion by those bearing malice.  By focus upon self instead of Christ, our hearers become distracted, and opportunities for accusations, conflict, gossip, and slander are increased.  Speaking the truth in love also is accomplished by practicing divine discernment (i.e., gauging how much to speak or withhold as well as when to speak and when to remain silent).  It remains there are many points of truth and secrets we should only confess or share with GOD, for in the wrong hands they become weapons against us, and may easily cause disharmony, division, misdirection, and upheaval.  See Numbers 23:  19, Proverbs 6:  16-19, Proverbs 12:  22-23, John 8:  44, Ephesians 4:  21-25, 1st John 2:  1-5, 1st John 2:  22 and Revelation 21:  8, KJV.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,  And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.  Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him:  for she is a sinner.  And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee.  And he saith, Master, say on.  There was a certain creditor which had two debtors:  the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.  And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?  Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.  And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet:  but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.  Thou gavest me no kiss:  but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.  My head with oil thou didst not anoint:  but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.  Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much:  but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.  And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.  And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?  And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.  (Luke 7:  37-50, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Forgiveness Through GOD? (02/02/2014); Obliged to Disregard? (02/03/2014); Lawful Revenge? (01/02/2014); As GOD Loves Us? (01/03/2014); Theoretical Forgiveness? (07/03/2013); The Return in Glory? (07/04/2013); Does Everyone Go To Heaven? (10/28/2012); Magick and Prayers? (10/29/2012); Father Forgive (09/06/2012); Beer In My Milk? (09/07/2012)

“Hellrider”, here are a few points you might want to think over for a better understanding of Christian belief:

(1.)  Where our life experience is dominated by animal aspects of our humanity, it is not “natural” for created beings and living creatures to practice forgiveness.  Such elements as appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, craving sexual contact), sense (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching) or emotional/mental functions (e.g., anger, dreaming, desire, fear, imagination, recall) appear as mechanical aspects of experience that continue in unchanging cycles, series and stages, and are not controlled by intellect, logic, reason, science, and thought.

(2.)  To achieve our human potential to express a divine nature (instead of our animal features), men and women, boys and girls, must be “born again” having the same substance that exists as the makeup of GOD.  GOD is a spirit who has put forth all matter and life, and is able to introduce permanent change through our inner substance.  Believers receive inseparable (where one appears, all are present) aspects of divinity such as balance, faith, forbearance, forgiveness, gratitude, humility, joy, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood that may not be presented, here, at this time.  (For example, (3.)  Those who are “born again” must also “grow up” again through a gradual process that may take many years.  Without the substance from GOD (we say, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth) people will give “lip service” to forgiveness (or crime statistics, evolution, judgment, the latest technology, salvation, the end of the world, etc.).  Those having GOD and Christ within are commanded to forgive.  It is the Spirit operating over time that makes it possible for a believer to express the will of GOD, in place of their own self-will.  Without the gifts from Christ, there can be no commitment to practicing the things of GOD.  There can be no conviction; and one may lose everything they were given overnight.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:  That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.  (Acts 26:  22-23, KJV)

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Lying, rebirth, and service as a Christian believer are topics, today.  Also, there is more on miracles and visitations.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Sherry” (Level 1 with 1 point, a member since July 19, 2007) posted the following:

 

Do Proverbs 12:22 and Revelation 21:8 forbid ALL lying ?

For example, if someone asks me if I like his new hat but I think it is ugly, am I required by those two verses to be honest? Would I go to hell if I spare his feelings about it?

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ADD: What about ones to avoid embarrassment or punishment?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Miracles and Visitations? (03/03/2014)—Rightly understood, a sinner needs only an honest report containing true facts to make choices and determinations necessary in judgment, and for embracing salvation through the word from GOD.  Where there is a genuine respect and trust for those who are bearers of testimony (we say, witness), the force of truth has opportunity to establish clarity, consistency and order.  No aggression, coercion, fear, hostility, instability, lying, pride, unfamiliarity (we say, novelty, strangeness), or violence appears.  See Ephesians 4:  14-16, 2nd Peter 1:  2-11 and 2nd Peter 3:  17-18, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:  walk as children of light:  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.  (Ephesians 5:  1-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Everything a Lie? (10/05/2013); Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013); A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013); Lost Without GOD? (06/26/2013); Bible Authors and Truth? (06/19/2013); On Testing GOD (06/20/2013); How To Love GOD? (03/24/2013); A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); Confusion 2013 (01/13/2013); Why A “Spokesperson”? (01/14/2013)

 

“Sherry”, here some points that become important when a person chooses an adult commitment as a Christian believer:

(1.)  Called to be Workers.  All believers are needed in the work of spreading the Gospel.  Therefore, all serve in one form of ministry or another.  Not only does this mean repeating the things they learn from the Bible, and church study programs, it means being in relationships with others that will display the Spirit of GOD that must be alive within themselves.  Family, friends, and strangers are helped to accept, recognize divine reality, and understand Christ when they see he appears in the honest sharing of feelings and thoughts, right respect, and shared trust.

(2.)  Called to be Vessels.  All believers must be “born again” through the operations of GOD that include water baptism (death and rebirth having divine DNA, so to speak).  It is in this sense that all are priests.  Believers are given fresh deposits of divine substance that is then built up and increased through such actions as hearing the holy writings, praise, prayer, and unselfish service.  Even so, once born again, believers must “grow up” again facing all the challenges and “growing pains” of life in the earth.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood that may not be presented, here, at this time.  (For example, (3.)  Called to be Children.  Others will know that believers are sons and daughters to GOD only when believers can show they have a real connection to the Almighty by their spirit content.  Inseparable (you see one, you see all) aspects of the Father and Son must appear as faith, holiness, forgiveness, righteousness, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  There are no good lies that can show the perfection of GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  (Titus 3:  3, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC