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Today, response is made to a writer who sees all Christians as under condemnation, despite divine forgiveness.  Also, there is more on how both death and resurrection are shown in Jesus Christ.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “The Truth Hurts” (Level 3 with 1,838 points, a member since August 12, 2013) posted the following:

 

How do Christians feel knowing that they will go to hell?

When they sin they disobey God and sin leads them to hell. It means that all Christians will go there since everyone has sinned sometime in their lifetime.

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So God forgives? Great that means that if they ask for forgiveness everyone can go to heaven then.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013)—  (5)  Many make the mistake of thinking the resurrection of Jesus only restored his life and healed his body, and that this, in effect, cancelled the death of Jesus upon the cross.  In addition to a re-joining of ones physical body (flesh) and life essence (spirit), resurrection is a sacred event that includes ones appearance in the celestial presence (we say, heaven), and is more than simply reanimating the dead upon the earth.  The transformation of created being and flesh is made whereby the mortal is made immortal, and the corruptible is made incorruptible (many say, one is made permanently sanctified).  Jesus raised the dead on several occasions:  he raised the ruler of the synagogue’s daughter in private, before a few witnesses; he raised the widow of Nain’s son in public before a huge crowd arriving into the city with Jesus, and a second huge crowd leaving the city with the mother and body of her child; and Jesus raised Lazarus days after his internment.  These miracles of life were provided as assurances that Jesus would be able to complete the necessary work of divine atonement.  Lazarus and the others all died again in order that they might be resurrected.  Jesus must become sin upon the cross; and the death of Jesus (the destruction of sin) must occur before the Savior may demonstrate resurrection to mankind.  See Mark 5:  35-43, John 7:  11-16, John 11:  18-45, John 10:  17-19 and Romans 6:  3-5, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;  Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;  And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;  That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:  Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.  (Acts 17:  24-31, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Those Who Never Heard? (06/07/2013); If You Are Sent…? (06/08/2013); Scriptures and Sayings? (06/09/2013); Understanding Hell (01/09/2013); The Golden Age? (01/10/2013); The Place for Eternal Life? (01/06/2013); Therefore There Was Trust (01/07/2013); When Does Gossip Become Sin? (01/08/2013); The Gospel not Logical (09/16/2012); Unwelcome Gifts? (09/17/2012)

 

“The Truth Hurts”, the truth of GOD revealed in Jesus Christ can not be completely and correctly understood without a personal experience of the operation of divine spirit that must be received by every believer.  Even so, here are a few points to consider that have been very helpful to those not yet in Christ, and not yet having Christ in them:

(1)  GOD is a spirit who has content, person, power and presence.  The Creation of GOD is being established through multiple operations of divinity.  Included are birth, death, forgiveness, judgment, reconciliation, repentance, and revelation.

(2)  GOD continues to appear among mankind through sacred events (e.g., government, miracles, worship), holy writings, and divine utterance (e.g., praise, proclamation, promise, prophecy).  Even responses to readers and writers online may convey aspects of the inseparable spirit content from Divine Person.  Included are faith, gratitude, holiness, hope, humility, joy, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

(3)  Christian believers are given many experiences that serve as assurance and guarantee of their salvation.  In addition to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, believers are endowed with the imparted, indwelling Spirit of GOD (we also say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Sprit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth).  Through baptism, each believer is altered and changed by GOD, as if dying and being born again from divine DNA.

This is not the whole story.  No one can tell you everything, yet, you may discover all for yourself.  There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4)  Born again believers must become perfected (we say, balanced, mature, stable).  They must meet the same challenges of life in the earth as nonbelievers, however, they are now equipped with divine content that makes sin more contrary to their nature, easier to recognize, and easier to resist.)  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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The operations of GOD at the cross, resurrection, and sacrifice are topics, today, along with more on alcohol, doubt, Holy Communion, and wine.  A writer at “Yahoo!7 Answers (Australia)” using the ID “James” (Level 1 with 16 points, a member since 20 July 2013) posted the following that was originally asked at “Yahoo! Answers Canada”:

 

If god sacrificed his only son for the sins of mankind, how come he raised him back from the dead?

If god didn’t really lose his son Jesus, how is that a sacrifice?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Everything a Lie? (10/05/2013)—In Old Testament Scripture, drunkenness and intoxication are used to depict aspects of spirit that include confusion, presumption, and pride.  In New Testament writings these qualities are described using such language as arrogance, hypocrisy, ignorance, and leaven (e.g., Isaiah 28: 1 and 28:  7, Matthew 16:  11-12, KJV).  The operations of GOD to cleanse, redeem and transform Creation are directed to a broad expanse (we say, the cosmos, and the universe).  Many unseen things are embraced and focused upon by the Sovereign GOD.  However, for the benefit of mankind, the operations of divinity are made to appear as simple things used to focus and trigger faith.  Included are baptism, confession, covenant meals, penitence, prayer, thanksgiving, and the regular giving of tithes.  As with participation in the Lord’s Supper, where otherwise common objects of bread and wine become the blood and body of Jesus, believers accept that the same Holy Spirit, who established the earth and the heaven, operates from within themselves as an imparted, indwelling presence from GOD.  The Christian believer acknowledges GOD in the person of Jesus Christ, in the recorded word (the Bible), and in the imparted Spirit to be their teacher, teachers sent from GOD.  Neither the simple objects employed, nor the simple lessons provided can be obstacles to genuine spiritual growth and understanding where one has fully received spirit content from Jesus.  Included must be the inseparable aspects of divine person such as gratitude, holiness, humility, joy, longsuffering, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Only by the indwelling Spirit do men properly detect, avoid and resist sin, or correctly embrace the word of prophecy from GOD (see Romans 14:  16-18, Micah 2:  11, Habakkuk 2:  2-5, 1st John 1:  5-7 and 1st John 2:  18-29, KJV).

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die:  yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.  (Romans 5:  6-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Dying in Terror and Joy? (09/28/2013); Animals Do Not Sin? (09/29/2013); Believers and the Cross (06/24/2013); A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013); An Earth to Fix A Heaven? (05/18/2013); Jesus Lives! (05/04/2013); Experience Is Not Evidence? (05/05/2013); Why Blood? (04/13/2013); Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013); Father Forgive (09/06/2012)

 

James, here are a few points about the death and resurrection of Jesus that are important to many Christian believers.  They may be different, new, and unfamiliar to you because they do not come from flesh and human intellect:

(1.)  The death upon the cross was more than a carnal and physical event.  Multiple sacred operations were in effect.  Included are atonement, forbearance, forgiveness, judgment, and reconciliation. 

(2.)  Through the sovereign power of GOD, the death Jesus completed upon the cross was yours.  GOD appeared in the person of Jesus (we say, incarnate) to demonstrate and reveal peculiar truths regarding divinity that we otherwise could never know and understand.  Included are facts regarding the nature of sin and salvation.  Sin opposes the continuing existence of GOD, of divine law, and of all that has being.

(3.)  The sacred ministry that Jesus was performing upon the earth had to be completed in the heaven.  Jesus is a divine High Priest.  More than this, the blood (flesh) poured out upon the earth from his side portrayed the divine life essence (spirit) that would be used to purify the Temple in heaven, and prepare all things for final judgment.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood; however, my points are not intended to overwhelm you.  (For example, (4.)  We say, the blood is the life, because it conveys spirit essence to all the organs and tissues of the body.  Blood itself is not the spirit essence; it is a vehicle and vessel for spirit.  The blood of Jesus is said to cover and wash away our sin as it appears in the record of our deeds, the heavenly Book of Life.  Through the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ, believers today also receive a fresh endowment of spirit content (i.e., are born again having divine DNA, so to speak.)  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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