Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Heaven, joy, and the truth of damnation are topics, today.  A fighter using the ID “prayasmangurung” at Yahoo! Answers Canada” (Level 2 with 301 points, a member since September 18, 2014) posted the following:

 

Christians If heaven is to be a place free of sadness, pain/suffering, then how can you be happy in heaven knowing knowing?

knowing that the vast majority of humankind is painfully burning for eternity, especially when some of them may be your loved ones?

Just think about poverty death disease destruction?

Every year some natural disaster kills thousands of people die because of disease and millions of babies murdered/killed in abortions!

Simple question really what’s your opinion?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:  where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?  For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD:  but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.  He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.  I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.  Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified:  but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.  (Isaiah 66:  1-5, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  An Eternity Worshipping? (07/22/2014); Grace is Not Against Law (07/23/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2014); Destroying the Resurrected Body? (02/10/2014); For They Shall Be Ashes (02/11/2014); Can Someone Be Happy? (12/10/2013); Asked to Help? (12/11/2013); The Need to Purify Heaven (01/13/2013); Does Everyone Go To Heaven? (10/28/2012); Magick and Prayers? (10/29/2012)

 

“prayasmangurung”, your question is simple, however its answer from divinity is profound.  Here are a few points Christian believers have received and are encouraged to share:

(1.)  All created beings and living creatures in the earth and in the heavens have been brought forth in accordance with many peculiar aspects of divine person and sovereign will.  Mankind in particular serves as a vessel containing spirit matter from the makeup of GOD (we say, is in the image of GOD).  Because GOD is a spirit, the limits of space and time imposed upon created beings and living creatures do not encumber or restrict divinity.  Only those things that contradict and deny the excellence, existence, power, and purity of divinity are “impossible” with GOD.  Thus, mature Christians acknowledge that, through the fullness of GODhead that includes appearing in the flesh as Jesus Christ, divinity is capable of all feeling, sensation, and thought.

(2.)  Just as there are many repulsive and unpleasant tasks a mother must accomplish within her home upon the earth (e.g., handling dirty diapers full of excrement; removing garbage, rottenness, and waste), divinity also endures the agonies of birth, death, love, and judgment.   Jesus Christ, crucified upon the earth, has returned to heaven as a divine high priest to complete atonement, and cleanse the temple there from the sins that have come before GOD out of the earth.  All heaven sorrowed and wept to see the Son of the Highest abased, and then lifted upon the cross, for the full meaning of salvation was not yet completely revealed.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  Godly sorrow operates to fulfill divine intent, just as sacred knowledge serves to reinforce the imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD.  Believers experience a new level of consciousness and focus that crystallize divine purpose, and transforms the meaning and value of all carnal, intellectual, material and social experience.  Inseparable aspects of the divine makeup must have place within believers, such as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  While sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the full Creation established upon the platform of sacred law, neither on earth or in heaven will the truth from GOD ever oppose such sacred works as atonement, joy, justice, rebirth, righteousness, salvation and sanctification.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Some points on the importance of Palm Sunday are shared, today, along with more on the church as a pillar and ground for truth.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “hellohooray56” (Level 2 with 423 points, a member since September 28, 2008) posted the following:

 

What’s the significance of the palms on Palm Sunday?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  A Pillar and Ground? (04/12/2014)—(4.)  In the same way Jacob saw angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven at Bethel (the house of GOD), within the church Christian believers are to operate and progress through varying levels of sacred knowledge, perfection (we say, maturity), and sanctified service to GOD.  The church as a body of Christ must be active, alive, dynamic, and organic.  Every aspect of exchange and relationship for created beings and living creatures is to appear including comfort, conflict, correction, closure, separation, tension, and being permanently sealed.  (5.)  In Bible times, pillars were used as boundary markers (we say, border lines, land marks, property lines) and were memorials to sacred events.  A pillar was to be regarded as a stop sign against trespassers, and a warning.  As at Mizpah between Jacob and Laban, a pile of stones (also called, a heap) could be a visible representation for oaths of contract, and covenant agreement; and constituted a silent witness to ones righteousness and integrity, or lack thereof.  GOD and execution of divine law are invoked as the true arbiter and judge to resolve every dispute.  As a depiction of burial and the grave, the heap signaled a final end of ones old life along with renewal and resurrection to new life, and relationship.  See Genesis 19:  26, 28:  10-22, and 31:  44-54, Exodus 13:  21 and 24:  3-5, 1st Samuel 2:  7-9, Luke 17:  28-33 and Revelation 3:  12, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.  Even so, Father:  for so it seemed good in thy sight.  All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:  and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  (Matthew 11:  25-30, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013);  Assurances of Salvation? (10/07/2013); The Childhood of Jesus? (03/06/2013); Non-existent Debt? (03/07/2013); The Root of Jesse (01/03/2013); Newness of Spirit? (01/04/2013); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012)

 

“hellohooray56”, here are a few points intended to ensure the correct focus, and deepen understanding among all who acknowledge covenant with GOD:

(1.)  In accordance to the law given the Jews to maintain Israel as a nation instead of a collection of tribes, Jesus was required to appear at the Temple in Jerusalem at least three times each year to participate in annual acknowledgments of GOD through sacred feasts.  As the first-born and eldest son of his household, Jesus was the heir, and was to serve as the agent for his parents, siblings, and those in the family line all the way back to the time of Moses.

(2.)  Jesus was first acknowledged at the Temple in Jerusalem when he appeared at eight-days old for circumcision.  Two acknowledged, well-known, and much respected spokespersons from GOD (we say, a prophet and a prophetess) identified the baby as a fulfillment of divine proclamation, promise, and prophecies recorded in Scripture.

(3.)  Again Jesus entered Jerusalem as Son of the Highest while still a child.  At this Advent (we say, coming), he was received and recognized as no more than a bar mitzvah boy, who impressed the doctors, elders and lawyers by having what they perceived as adult—yet, not divine—insight and understandings of sacred law.  The Spirit of Prophecy (the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth) and an appearance of GOD incarnate was not discerned.

(4.)  At the triumphal entry into the Holy City, Jesus was publicly acknowledged and proclaimed to be a royal heir from the line of King David, whose inheritance was not only one of sovereign authority to govern; it was also to serve as champion in combat against the enemies of Israel (we say, defender, warrior), judge, high priest, prophet, and savior.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  We say, Jesus was given the “royal treatment,” and that by spreading palm branches and the very clothes from off their backs, the people “rolled out the red carpet.”  Jesus was exalted, and shown the respect due a conquering king, because he was believed to be the promised Ruler sent from GOD to govern the whole earth, the Messiah.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to the measure of divine faith that resides in you.

And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;  Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord:  peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.  (Luke 19:  37-38, 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)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC