Posts Tagged ‘mysticism’

Today, points are shared on denying the spirit nature of Scripture, and suppressing the revealed names of GOD.  In my faith, mankind may never know all the personal names of GOD; and so, division and quarreling on that basis is crude and ungodly.  Ultimately, all Christian believers must accept that the name of GOD is received through revelation and intimate relationship.  Talking about divinity is less meaningful than talking to divinity (we say, prayer).  By GOD appearing upon the earth in the person of Jesus Christ, the process for mankind to acknowledge and address Deity is made incarnate, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and a matter of spiritual resonance.  For mature believers in salvation by GOD through Jesus Christ, efforts to remove mystery and mysticism can not be permitted to defile, pollute, and profane the holy writings.  Consider again the following from the holy writings that settle it for me along with the points shared below:  Revelation 19:  11-16, King James Version (KJV):  11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:  and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:  and he shall rule them with a rod of iron:  and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.  A fighter at “Yahoo Answers” using the ID “Rolando C l” (Level 6 with 19,562 points, a member since April 30, 2008) posted the following:

Why do the majority of the Bible translations try to adulterate the Bible ?

By replacing the sacred name of God Jehovah, Yahweh, or YHWH with simple or common titles like Lord and God. It’s like asking your child what is the name of your school teacher? And he answers “teacher” and you ask him again what teacher there are 100 teachers in your school ? And he answers back all I know that he or she is teacher. Kind of childish to reason that way isn’t it.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.  Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  (Romans 8:  3-10, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Use Holy Names Not Titles? (08/17/2015); About Knowing the Name of GOD (09/21/2014); About Deluding Yourself? (09/22/2014); The Name(?) of GOD (04/09/2014); The “Miniature War”? (04/10/2014); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012)

“Rolando C l”, explaining disbelief that dominates awareness and self-will within others is a tricky business, and so most Christian believers stick to declaring their own faith, and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  When considering human process and the revealed names of GOD, here are some points that have helped many avoid error and spiritual confusion:

(1.)  In the same way the ancient Sadducees in the Temple at Jerusalem insisted upon the sanctity of divine law while refusing to teach the existence and operations of spirits (e.g., angels, demons, devils), many modern scholars and students of the holy writings seek to downplay focus upon doctrines on spirit matter, spirit process, and the purposes of GOD who is a spirit.  The High Priests who called for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, persecuted the early church, and suppressed the proclamation of the Savior’s resurrection, were both Sadducees (Caiaphas and Annas).

(2.)  The academic study of Natural Law, Philosophy and Science promote abstract reasoning, discursive thought, and methods that emphasize analysis, exactness, materialism, measurement, and precision.  Because their language is fashioned to describe and manipulate aspects of the environment, such readers of the Scriptures insist that GOD may not be spoken of using personal names, or existing within intimate relationships.  As a language process, personification (using such terms as he, she, they, himself) must be avoided, and should be forbidden.  Given that Spirit does not display measurable dimensions (e.g., breadth, depth, height, length, weight), GOD may not be acknowledged as existing within the environment, or the universe for observation, sampling and testing.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  Formal studies of the occult, the paranormal, and the supernatural have generated disinformation that heavily influences readers of the Bible, today.  To counter the multiple confusions through metaphysics, popular psychology, clinical psychiatry and the like, many have sought to establish the ancient holy writings as only a cultural artifact, and documentation of secular history.  In their effort to “clean things up,” and simplify the process of knowing divinity they repeatedly err (throwing out the baby with the bath water, so to speak).  In attacking the spirit nature of the Scripture, they deny the existence for all prophecy, sacred events (we say, miracles), operations of the Holy Spirit (we also say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth), the living ministry upon the earth of Jesus Christ (his birth, suffering, death, resurrection, and second coming), all the promises of GOD as well as the existence of the full GODhead.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

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