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Today, reply is on avoiding spiritual confusion that results from seeking to combine sacred and secular knowledge to describe the Creation of mankind. The relationships and roles whereby mankind interacts with the three persons of divine fullness (we say, the GODhead; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit) appear through the operation of both flesh and divine spirit. To exist as a living companion to immortal, incorruptible divinity is enriched and made even more challenging by the differences among the living that result from aspects of developmental growth and gender. A fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” Religion and Spirituality forum who uses the ID “Anonymous” (no profile data shown) posted the following:

 

If Eve was made from Adam’s rib, wouldn’t they have had identical DNA?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3: 26-29, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Two Become One Flesh (01/07/2018); Having Personhood Without Gender? (12/13/2017); The Flesh An Obstacle? (07/29/2016); Gender and Salvation? (10/01/2015); The Male, the Female, and GOD (02/09/2014); Destroying the Resurrected Body? (02/10/2014); A Life Companion? (11/07/2012); On Asking Why (11/08/2012)

 

Anonymous”, when mixing ideas and language from both Christian belief and science there is great risk that those who are set apart as sanctified for service to GOD will become defiled, unclean, and no longer fit―profanity and spiritual confusion may result. It is not inappropriate to describe the material makeup and substance of the human body using the human tools of biochemistry and genetics that speak of cellular process, “chromosomes”, and strands of DNA. Even so, developing Christian believers are correct to prayerfully consider the multiple streams of sacred truth that describe Creation, and the divine operations for redemption, salvation, and eternal life. For example:

1. Before the creation of Adam (the name GOD gave to the first male and female human pair), divinity established the pattern that diverse species of living creatures would exist on the earth displaying gender differences that would encourage them to endure as life companions, interact, reproduce through sexual joining, and populate the entire earth.

2. Gender and sexuality are inherited through birth, and continue from cradle to grave. Both male and female children may become sexually active before they develop skills to meet the demands for accountability within stable relationships, or attain emotional, psychological, and spiritual maturity. Only the female of the species will bear children (i.e., nurture them within her own body).

3. A female is accounted as a woman and no longer a child on the basis of her physiological maturity (i.e., features of her physical body, and her readiness to bear children); her social skills to meet life challenges; and the same distinctive traits that appeared within Eve (the name given the female by the male). Included are the length of her hair; the pitch, timbre, and tone of her voice; her body odor; and her vulnerability to injury and sickness.

4. Because sexual joining occurs as emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual all at the same time, even simple behaviors such as holding hands or a kiss on the cheek may communicate the same attraction and desire as full intercourse.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 5. Having and expressing sexuality are not condemned as “original sin;” and sexual joining can result in both partners being reinforced and strengthened. The eternal purposes of GOD also are to continue as active and present within human consciousness through ones own sexuality. However, behavior such as casual sex, promiscuity, and sexual addiction repeatedly have been condemned as contrary to divine intent. To avoid defilement and weakening of ones self-will (willpower), Christian believers usually avoid fornication (joining ones spirit to unseen partners who are not physically present). Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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Today, Scripture points are shared on equal access to Christ for males and females with prophecies and signs of the end times.  Rather than the peculiar issues of equality and social justice, the assurances and promises of GOD in Christ address impartial (we say, righteous) judgment and spiritual unity (we say, oneness without sameness).  Thus, consider again the following assurance to eunuchs (we say, those underdeveloped or surgically altered), and the verses from the Bible that appear below:  Isaiah 56:  1-7, King James Version (KJV):  1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice:  for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.  2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.  3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.  4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;  5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters:  I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.  6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;  7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer:  their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Margot” (Level 1 with 95 points, a member since October 1, 2015) posted the following:

Does the bible mention something about not being able to tell women & men apart as a sign of the end?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof:  from such turn away.  (2nd Timothy 3:  1-5, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Should Men Take Their Hats Off? (05/15/2014); The Issue Is Not Accuracy (05/16/2014); A Life Companion? (11/07/2012); On Asking Why (11/08/2012); Saved in Childbearing? (10/31/2012); After the Rapture? (11/01/2012); Women Ordained to Minister? (10/27/2012); Does Everyone Go To Heaven? (10/28/2012); The Gender of Angels? (10/09/2012); Sin Unknown? (10/10/2012)

“Margot”, the Bible declares that, through the ministries of Jesus Christ (upon the earth as well as from heaven as Risen Lord), all mankind now has an advocate, a redeemer, and a savior who intercedes on our behalf in the presence of GOD.   The male and female have equal access to divinity, are assured that their appearance in judgment will be met without bias or favor due to masculinity and femininity, and such differences as gender, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual identity are no barrier to their attaining benefits from GOD.  For each believer, the Spirit of GOD completes water baptism (death of ones inborn spirit), and rebirth supplying inseparable spirit substance from the makeup of GOD such as faith, forgiveness, holiness, hope, longsuffering, love, wisdom and wrath against sin.  Here are a few verses from the Bible that have helped many Christian believers to avoid error and spiritual confusion about gender and salvation.  Correctly understood, just as they are neither mortal nor immortal, angels, devils and other spirit beings are neither male nor female; and these verses do not speak at all about androgeny, bisexuality, hermaphrodites, homosexuality, and various same-sex issues:

(1.)  Galatians 3:  26-29, King James Version (KJV):  26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female:  for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.  29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

(2.)  Proverbs 22:  2, KJV:  2 The rich and poor meet together:  The LORD is the maker of them all.

(3.)  Romans 10:  12, KJV:  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:  for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Colossians 3:  9-11, KJV:  9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you 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.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Holy substance, the second death, and destruction of bodies restored to life following their judgment are topics, today.  Also, there is more on holy matrimony.  The “Yahoo! Answers” member using the ID “witness of jesus” (Level 7 with 131,523 points, a member since March 02, 2007) posted the following:

 

On talking about the 2nd death, is the lake of fire the means to destroy the resurrected body?

my readings of the 2nd death has always taught me that its the destruction of the wicked and the sons of perdition, even their resurrected body. so am i wrong…

does not God have the power to destroy both body and spirit?
even the resurrected body?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  The Male, the Female, and GOD (02/09/2014)—The concept that all marriage is arranged by GOD (we say, made in heaven) has been condemned as contrary to “free will.”  No one would have any choice as to who would be their marriage partner; they would be locked in relationships and have no freedom to divorce.  As with most of the self-centered and underdeveloped spiritual ideas we hold as youth, “free will” is foolishness (we have no free will to dive into a swimming pool or walk in the rain without becoming wet).  All created beings and living creatures are finite, and exist within boundaries and conditions of limit established by divinity.  The operation of GOD that “arranges” marriage has to do with responding to those who singly seek union with GOD by adoption of the Holy Spirit, and later declare mutual affection with another who shares their purpose to fulfill a sacred role as an offspring of GOD.  Thus, holy matrimony centers upon specific sacred goals, lawful procedures, divine objectives, and prophetic visions, where many other relationships focus upon emotional dependency, fantasies of love, finances, political advancement, pride and reputation, or sexual passion.  As a social artifact, all marriages are not the same.  Many are built up and structured with the intent to stand only a short while; and all marriages should not continue.  Without daily amplifying and expanding their enduring substance from divinity (such as faith, holiness, love, longsuffering, wisdom and wrath against sin) many marriages will be dissolved, while those that never had a chance at their beginning will finally conclude in divorce.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:  And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:  But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.  All flesh is not the same flesh:  but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.  There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial:  but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars:  for one star differeth from another star in glory.  So also is the resurrection of the dead.  It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.  There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.  (1st Corinthians 15:  35-44, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Embodied Afterlife? (10/11/2013); Commandments in the Light of Christ? (10/12/2013); Must We Really Die? (05/13/2013); Can GOD Die? (05/14/2013); Magical Resurrection? (03/20/2013); Eat His Body, Drink His Blood (03/21/2013); Foolish For Not Believing? (03/22/2013); Suddenly Absent, Suddenly Present (03/31/2013); A Family Affair? (04/01/2013)

 

“ witness of jesus”, here are a few points that should also be in the arsenal of Christian believers as they continue to oppose condemnation and sin by the help of the Holy Spirit:

(1.)  The revelation from Jesus Christ that GOD gave to him, and that was delivered to John to be shared with his servants includes the report that there are living souls beneath the altar that cry out to GOD (see Revelation 6:  8-10, KJV).  The altar (a holy table for contact between heaven and earth) appears as a container or vessel for souls in place of the mortal form.  The material forms generated by GOD for mankind are generally spoken of as flesh.  From Genesis we know that, infused with breath from GOD (we also say, life essence, the spark of life, and spirit) what is only material form becomes a living soul (see Genesis 2:  7, KJV).

(2.)  Christ will come to harvest the earth of those who are the children of GOD through the multiple ministries of atonement, covenant, redemption, salvation, and sanctification.  The quick and the dead (the deceased from Adam to that day, and the living believers) will be lifted up to meet him in the air.  (Consecrated and Holy, Christ will not set foot upon the earth defiled and polluted by blood.)  Transformation that is ongoing and has already begun for many as eternal life, is to be completed at his appearing (some say, Advent).  All those who will be embraced will be fully altered while being moved from the earth to the place of gathering—visible and in sight of those who remain standing upon the earth.  The resurrected body the righteous receive will be permanently immortal, incorruptible, and sinless (see 1st Corinthians 15:  49-54 and 1st Thessalonians 4:  13-18, KJV).

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (3.) many raise questions about how Christ may appear or assemble the righteous from all around the globe, and be seen North, South, East and West, simultaneously.  The answer to that is simply, nothing is impossible to GOD; and this revealing of divinity is to be acknowledged and realized by the entire universe.  Also, (4.) many are prayerfully continuing to consider that the lake of fire does not destroy holy substance.  As with the ancient offerings and sacrifices, holy fire separates gratitude, praise, repentance, and other sacred substance from pride, sin and other rubbish.  This said, either no created being or living creature is cast into the fire still possessing divine content; or the process releases and restores all divinity to the GODhead.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.  (1st Peter 5:  8-9, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Marriage for Adam and Eve, and sexual sin are topics, today.  Also, there is more on immortality.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Dorian Black” (Level 2 with 499 points, a member since June 17, 2011) posted the following:

 

Were Adam and Eve even married?

The bible says sex outside of marriage is a sin.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Immortality (02/08/2014)—Since the beginning, the excellence of humanity was to be its intimate relationship with GOD, not its longevity.  Knowledge, life, eternal purpose, and truth are not to be destroyed because of sin; however, they are all being changed and transformed through operations of GOD in Christ.  Through law, intimacy is achieved as obedience where one puts aside their own will to affirm and carry out the will of another.  Intimacy as the sharing of what is otherwise hidden or secret is accomplished as communion, prayer and revelation.  Intimacy is achieved as love when one adds value, and unselfishly provides benefit to another.  Through Jesus Christ, intimacy is achieved as union where there is agreement, mutual consent, oneness, and sameness of spirit content.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?  Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.  The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.  And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.  Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously:  yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.  And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.  For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away:  for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts:  therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.  Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?  (Malachi 2:  10-17, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Traditional Marriage? (12/18/2013); GOD Enjoys Judgment? (12/19/2013); About Sabbath (10/16/2013); We Shall Behold Him (10/17/2013); Desire for Love? (07/05/2013); The Church as a Bride? (05/15/2013); How Do I Repent? (05/16/2013); A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); A Life Companion? (11/07/2012); On Asking Why (11/08/2012)

 

“Dorian Black”, here are some points Christian believers have been privileged to receive by operation of the imparted, indwelling Spirit:

(1.)  Initially, the being that was formed and breathed into by GOD was intended to be a companion to the Creator, and therefore was not regarded as “alone”.  The man was placed within a living sphere (the earth), and would be a caretaker of all it would contain.  With formation of the woman, the male and female were a single “person” before GOD; and so they shared a single name, Adam.  All other life forms had been paired, and were essential to one another for reproduction.  Similarly, Adam and Eve were to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth.

(2.)  Divine law existed in the place of celestial presence (we say, heaven) as the expressed will of GOD (we say, the Word) before the creation of Adam.  Sin first began to operate among the holy angels as hidden opposition to the continued existence of divine law, later, became defiance, and further on, was recognized as open rebellion.  The spirit union of the pair proceeded from GOD, and in social terms theirs was an “arranged marriage.”  Their sexual joining was not an act of disobedience (some say, original sin), or transgression of the law; and was consistent with the divine design.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (3.)  Adam and Eve did not have to meet the same challenges as couples today where marriage also pertains to  birth rights, proper passage through growth and developmental stages, inheritance, rites of passage, social customs, and cultural traditions.  Increasingly now, only holy matrimony establishes the original covenant relationship between GOD and mankind—where the male and female become one flesh, and GOD is the other.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.  (1st Peter 3:  7, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC