With separation of church and state, the knowledge of believers and outsiders referenced in the New Testament that gives extra requirement to play nice on opinionated conversations (I want my kids protected this way only, no substances allowed, same sex marriage condemnation, adultery harshness) means we can't get or expect things in an off way, we must use our brains. If what's illegal is legal and 5 years from now we look back, people fought a cause with the wrong measure.
Being submissive to governing authority isn’t the stopping point of the conversation. A few or good percentage of gay’s loving their same sex spouse might be enough for heaven’s entry (assume even if one couple out there, making their decision as they do thankful multitude means everything is evaluated and weighted). Even daily wine or smoking, that within control allows thankful connection with God through prayer and supplication. Sometimes the extra burdens we put over everyone, while wanting it the best for our immediate preference isn’t the right affect given all things considered, especially eternal implication. We probably get graded for hardening society by improper outlooks or acknowledgements, though the ones out there holding down the fort in the right way great job. In this picture I'm not convinced they aren’t out choosing some extra buzz in their day??
For the most part, anyone who is a free thinker will naturally have some major reserves before just blindly putting faith into religion, let alone this God of the bible with the largest following in the world today, known as Christianity being instituted through 'the church' spiritually and in the structured gatherings. This God of the bible, who supposedly represents love and kindness as you would hear in most churches, is still the same God of the old & new Testament who sometimes seems more filled with wrath or setting the record straight - that He is the alpha that does as He pleases for His own glory - then truly being merciful to the humans he created with forethought, who time and time again can't live up to His expectations. Does his anger really only last for a moment but his love (if you abide) last forever?
This same Jesus of the New Testament, who was prophesied about in the old testament as the savior 'Christ' to come; the who was to bear our sins, to 'atone' for the sins of mankind.
Jesus wasn't just the peace loving guy sticking up for the women caught in adultery or the guy who unlike John the Baptist was accused of partaking with 'gluttons and drunkards,' rather he didn't neglect speaking about God's wrath, weeping and gnashing of teeth, sexual immorality as a sin leading to death - he brought severe warnings of hell very quickly and made it about the next life. 'Produce fruit or being thrown in the oven,' Jesus said to people following the practice in positions of authority.
One second in the old testament you read "The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love," the next second your back in an earlier book where God tells his chosen people to kill the neighboring villages including all women and children - leaving no one behind -while sometimes giving the okay to take their possessions for the spoil as the town they conquered has just been ravished. Was God playing a territory video computer game with point and click territory battles with the leaders and their armies to act in such ways?
Yea basically (the sovereign explanation of a God in control of a world where Satan gets rights), except the teachings stood for ages and the neighboring enemies had some sort of element to it's justification. People still get condemned, it means they only react wrong every single time and they don't share or give and they may talk to idols more than a suffering kid in need - or only have sex with no feelings for anything, too primitive. Plus control over life and death is always the main thing, I'm sure if he's as detailed as He is from a quantitative standpoint - 'lean not on your own understanding, but trust in the Lord with all your heart for my ways are higher than your ways.'
Nevertheless it's a difficult thing to grasp, that our loving creator would plunder the remaining women and children (when Jews were the only nation accepted under Abraham's decedents) when it is authorized by the God of the bible to occur, instead of taking in orphanage. Are you sure this book is 100% legitimate? I guess we were that primitive and influenced by the different eye and the discipline of the Jews and their religious cleanliness was needed for future specifics.
Thankfully Hebrews says Moses law of the time (Old Testament) has became 'obsolete' though it has very many good directional things, even of love stated in them. But still they reference the outdated material, isn't that a citing error?!
Why go to church off speculation of the beginning? Why give up things I'm suppose to give up (like porn or gossiping) over the writings of an old book that doesn't feel true when I'm still pretty sure I"m about there with everyone else? Why not just do what feels right the best you can (or be a dick sometimes because it feels good too), be supportive to the community of people in your life and friendly to new people that enter your life, and not commit to this ludicrous concept of a controlling vengeful God who says 'my way or the highway' and 'you are all little sheep, I'm the shepherd - follow me or your lost and going to hell.' ???
You can get upset I say things so bluntly, but that's exactly how the bible reads to a non-spiritual interpreter and no matter how you want to sugar coat things, it's an aspect the bible relays to its readers loud and clear regarding both the severity and kindness God offers to all peoples. Because He won't love you unless you learn His love and eventually it requires knowing he will dictate in the form of kingship, in a particular way describe and understood through the totality of the decesions made throughout the bible.
The cookie cutter system Christianity 'Jesus loves you' 'because he died on the cross' that doesn't always appease the questions of the validity of it all, but rather just blindly believe isn't always satisfying. But for people who only see things real based on support of the real world, there is a very realness of God's stories and still giving grace and acceptance in the fact we all fall short other than Jesus. We have to want to love his protection and he can still be 'cool' by forgiving us since he can do things perfectly and put himself over us in that way. Though it doesn't really translate like that, as messing up isn't really an embraceful subject matter and 'without the law I would not have known it
Nothing about religion seems real to many people (especially if you have to work) but really you have to be content at first with just being alive and knowing there is future ahead - don't just be indulgent in the quick practice of doing every minute of every day and hour for your own self - you need that sacrifice element for others embrace to think that the karma God will give your soul credit for being worth existing with Him in some form of comradery.
God never really talks about letting loose and having fun in the bible, yet for many the most true way to live is to have fun and take meaning and existence lightly. Maybe people do care about fate more than you in a tricky way? You may have a hard time thinking the bible is truth over other religions and think all religions in general are just man's way to cope with the unsettling thoughts of life after our inevitable deaths.
How often have people of the past (Pharisee's) and of today (fakes) used religion as a selfish means to get ahead in society by knowing how to manipulate the brainwashed masses that have always been a part of society that listen to what others say only, instead of knowing truth within themselves? Why is it worse to claim the name, gain a position of authority and funding yet not know the rules people pleasing? It seems better today, but I"m sure fakes do exist like the Pharisee's of old but probably we've increased after the Pentecost.
I like the fact that the real world doesn't hold your hand through things, neither does God always. The harshness of this world gives tells about our God, in that God knows how to give tough love to even allow evils to happen. He lets us fall so we learn to get up. More scenarios for eternity with past memory too.
It is true God will come through for you in difficult times, as this verse proves itself time and time again in this difficult world 'Draw near to God and he will draw near to you' which people who experience tragedies know firsthand that something more from above comes through for them when they are about at the breaking point. Still doesn't mean he won't make you go through ridiculous trials of patience and endurance, test your faith in all sorts of ways, makes you suffer and love ones die early.
Most the time people who don't really believe in their current state of mind in the truths of Jesus and his teachings, don't even realize the role Jesus played in their life until later on when everything just adds up and they become grateful for the paths God took them through when they come to this realization. That's usually when a Holy Spirit baptism takes place and true willful repentance occurs and you defend God naturally.
Jesus doesn't just get pushed around by the people who know how to speak the lingo of their times. He could care less that they can reference this or that or know how to say things which elevates their status in how they are perceived by others. He doesn't take crap from anyone and calls out hypocrisy in the many flawed ways that humans are brainwashed into thinking are true.
With all the systems of control in this world we are all forced to submit to, it's kind of refreshing and truthful to understand there is a God who takes no crap from anyone calling the shots, who's got your back if you do a few things that aren't unreasonable to do and asks for trust and faith through the answers we are yet not capable of fully understanding by His own decision given existence doesn't have to end.
God is a slave driver of following the codes and not allowing mankind to transgress or else we get slow warnings until it's intervention time. Read the old testament books like Ezekiel or Jeremiah and not only does it seem God is more about being upset about humankinds shortcomings or disobedience to his rules.
God lets no one off the hook, even God's chosen vessels don't escape being forced to carry out his agenda in the exact ways God demands and chooses from them. Ezekiel the prophet gets punished for the sins of the people, being bed ridden for months on end. Then God says through Ezekiel that anyone who doesn't speak out a warning as a 'watchman' who knows the truth of God, ends up being responsible for the sins of the people who don't hear the warning because of their silence, meaning peoples own souls are being jeopardized by not speaking up.
Jeremiah is told after being timid and feeling too young to do what God put in him to do "Do not be dismayed by them, or I will dismay you in front of them." Basically God is saying to Jeremiah the prophet, be bold and courageous or I'll make you look horrible and embarrass you in front of the people for not trusting me.
In the new testament there are passages that go along with these same lines that no one is off the hook from the requirements of God the boss. "My righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back my soul takes no pleasure in him." So basically God is saying in this verse, shrink back (even though you were righteous and in good grace before) and I'll no longer take any pleasure in you.
That seems pretty hardcore, but can't say it doesn't seem that far off from expectations some bosses have for their employee's in the real world these days either. Sometimes it's just not fair for everyone either and then were suppose to have extra humility and grace? No way I don't get jack squat from people some say! Though they just use their mentality for a gripe wish as were all just in our own minds and time.
Peter of the new testament says all scripture (including Old Testament) is God breathed, spoken through people by God's direction on various matters. Is God more of an enforcer to set the record straight, than a comforter and God of peace? You can't be upset at people for having resentment for these honest questions that come up on these matters.
We are all sinners, so if you resent aspects of the bible you need to realize we can't be perfect which was the plan, so stop getting all worked up and start thinking 'in the spirit' (humble state with a higher presence you submit yourself to) with God on your questions. Nobody is ever in the clear and Christians are by far the ones with the biggest risks of going to hell if Jesus came back right now. Well I may retract that statement, here lightly proofreading 3 years later - whoever murders people (kills their rights spiritually or literally by manipulation, or those worse in selfish lust at the expense of people expectations that can't always be avoided whether 'Christian' or not).
We are told in the bible that Lukewarm Christian believers will be 'chewed up and spit out' with Jesus saying 'I never knew you.' We also are told anyone who doesn't believe is condemned. We know from passages that every single person can be 'blotted out of the book of life,' and even God's chosen prophets are forced by God to Trust him or else be thrown down with the rest of the disobedient and many are false prophets.
Instead of rolling your eyes and saying "I'm not a sheep, I don't buy into this whole concept of God and the bible with Jesus being the Shepherd and I'm the helpless little sheep," maybe start thinking "If I'm being honest, I don't know crap about the total understanding of the universe in the grand scheme of things, so that makes me a sheep. Actually in comparison to God who created everything, I should keep the proper temperate with everything - humility is required in this scenario to stay open not letting mishaps keep us from trust (or wrongful embrace to the humility) we still have good souls and the creator knows we're still worth it so thank you for this life God of the universe who probably had a son and probably created lots of rules to make it fair for everyone in different ways. More than anything God starts off by showing his strict side, so that we first come to learn the law.
First off God is Spirit. God is the Spirit of Love, always choosing the exact right thing according to His will. A spirit creates awareness to an intuition that can be timed with brain chemical release (delayed) or like a spiritual realm 'spiritual ink' injection based on reactive elements where our conscious becomes aware of altered motives. It conditions us to become ‘in the state’ of its preference.
Each spirit, during it's inception before the foundation of the world, has anywhere from a sentence to a paragraph to maybe even a book in length worth of writing on it's reactive life form tendencies of influence; how they triggered to the strategic will of Satan. One word at a convenient time at this or that moment can be allowed to be released to you, changing your day due to the sin rules. 'God Himself tempts no one, but through evil desire sin is allowed to affect us.'
Maybe demons have evolved more with time, to an increased deceptive state as we know Satan may have been allowably pretty for awhile before being cast down from heaven. We know he was a liar from the beginning, but we know knowledge of everything occurred prior to the foundation of the world, when God conceived in visuals his work to be made manifest prior to day 1 in Genesis. Regardless, our soul is the accumulation of all the different programs of our reactive personalities. Not everyone has the gift of 'discernment of the spirits.'
There are good spirits and bad spirits that mold our perceptions and drive our actions. You can first think of spirits as understandings tied to emotions, that are understood at a deeper level than can really be explained to another. Think of the spirit of 'Anger' or 'Jealousy' or 'Joy' - they all have a deeper understanding in your mind than what you could relay in an exact pinpoint way to someone else, but your conscious knows exactly what they mean. Angels know how to condition us through Spiritual exposure off knowledge, except we get to judge them in the next life, they may not always follow the Holy Spirit’s encompassing strategic measure of all factors.
The term 'flesh' means the world in front of you in all ways physical and intellectually, that are contrary to the will of God. Evil desires of malice and ill will against others, or literal chemical and body reactions to do certain things (eat unhealthy when you know you shouldn't, have sex with someone shouldn't, etc) all play a factor to make us ALL live in the flesh in certain ways.
In Romans we know "the flesh wages war with the Spirit of God, so that you do not do the things you want to do" or something along those lines. God set these things in place before the physical world was ever even created (just like a video game programmer sets parameters within the game itself to play out for purposes of game play for the user to experience) so that we, his creation 'made in His image' learn self-control. God has to exercise self control in all things nonstop because, nothing is impossible for him (though His nature we don’t fully grasp).
With the snap of his fingers He could take our spirits from our bodies, stopping our beating hearts at any moment, the act not to do so (because of His infiniteness compared to our finiteness) are acts of mercy holding back from wrath as ‘he doesn’t deny jealousy for our affection.’ When an ant bites you, you hold back from wrath if you let it live. God exercises self control so that He can love us and share experience with Him for a huge plan that is playing out. We who are 'made in his image' also need to grasp these same concepts, in this first stage of existence.
God wants us to understand and fully grasp that we were made weak, to understand the greatness of God in comparison to ourselves. Yes I realize you have your life together and you have it figured out, I'm still pretty sure you've had difficulties that taught you things along the way - and don't be naive to think they won't still come. We humans can't not do simple things we'd rather not partake in doing. We can't not let our emotions get to us on certain things. We can't not give up certain addictions we wish we wouldn't do. We can overcome them utilizing the knowledge of God's Spirit as the good written code and force that gives us the strength to embrace and fight through the temptation. We learn His touch and how to progress from our mishaps for the sake of greater gain and inclusion with everyone in the right ways. Even when we don't realize or acknowledge that it's God working in us, we are still receiving spirits created by Him through His gifts of grace that we learn to deeper understand. There are 7 spirits of God in Revelations, and to be 'one' is to be one of will.
Just because you can control your body and someone else can't (that may willingly choose not to), doesn't mean you still aren't worse living "in the flesh," than that other person who may be overweight or addicted to something harmful. You are of the flesh if you gossip per the bible. You are of the flesh if you judge another for one infraction yet fail given the expectation or by pure hypocrisy. God is the judge, He will prove our blindness as we flawed humans time and time again can't see or grasp the circumstances that led up to why that person did what he or she did without learning the proper response. Get irritated less, be more forgiving, learn extra diligence and how to push yourself correctly given your own self risk assessment levels.
God can see those things and it upsets Him that you ignorantly base your truth on your resentment towards that other person without knowing the multitudes of factors that lead towards each others actions of which may be allowed by God given refrain and refraint verses. Hence Romans says, ‘you who judge others are only storing up wrath for yourselves on the day of Judgment.’ And another verse goes like this....With the measure you judge that other person, you will be judged the same way by a God who knows every detail behind the scene and likes mercy over letter sacrifice.
The Spirit of God is in line with His holiness. Being Holy doesn't seem worth it to many people, to embrace it for it’s good element that is. And it can't be conceptualized to every example and person, it can only be lived out to understand it. It's a purification process our souls go through, something I have worked to define in my walk. It’s a process of conditioning where you eventually can make it a full subject matter of embrace in your life if you become born again.
Things of this world that have fleshly appeal, that are contrary to holiness (where we are more naturally inclined to be available and more helpful to ourselves and others) is part of the maturation we need according to God, so we don't fail in His desire for our souls imperfect perfect state. The warnings of the bible and the ways are true, people get older and settle and can learn why they embrace these gains in their lives. Part of natural transition these things prove true, but the teachings should be embraced instead of fought against - though yes some people handle themselves and don’t have to go there.
The more you work to be of the 'Spirit of God,' the more you get gifts of grace that add meaning to your life that align with the assurance of eternity where trusting God becomes the better choice than worry or lack of the concern needed to believe in fate and faith.
An example of a gift of grace, shot down from the spiritual realm to our conscious, is peace. Grace comes in many forms, we need to learn to become perceptive of it and strive for it and be thankful and mindful when God gives us grace in our day. That's called being spiritual. To finally learn to grasp what it means to experience joy, instead of self-seeking shallow happiness which is more about yourself than sharing in joy with people you care about is the difference in discernment you need to be accustom with. We all can’t hear every word perfect in conversation, but it matters to share joy and go there with others.
You need to understand how to give love. How to receive love so that others can share in the greatest gift God gave to us in existence, which is love. Don't rob someone the joy of doing something nice for you. Don’t rob someone who needed a little love either by not being proactive to the degree necessary.
Whether you act 'of the flesh' in regards to addiction against the rules and standards of adherence, or following desires of the spiritual flesh the 'spirit of disobedience in the air' (spirit/teachings of demons who lightly condition your conscious to be at war with the Spirit of God's perfection.) The will of Satan is to half eye see and then to judge others for the sake of self vindication, to prefer malice, to malign, not forgiving others to the same degree of recent memory, utilizing gossip as strategy, unhealthy resentment towards others made rightfully different than you – these sins spirit flesh sins create difficult pains (and sexual immorality is a deception practice too besides just flesh flesh) so stay true to the Golden Rule to the best of your ability because of the fear of the Lord's system.
Thankful for this life, it becomes a gift if you think linear enough through everything. There was much thought from the creator, in regards to the story of Jesus, on why the covenant was necessary to atone for sins that mankind would ultimately fall to. Jesus went through the sacrifice on the cross to allow us to have an eternal spirit so that death in this life is not the final knowing. When Jesus was raised as the first fruit of a new kind of creation (3 days after good Friday), it allowed us to share in this ultimate gift of brotherhood. Symbolically, there is much correlation throughout stories in the bible that relate to us in our everyday lives, in regards to fulfillment and creation of responses and hope in new beginnings for fresh clean outlooks in a world where our thoughts are created from sources all around us when we need hope and strength to succeed.
Jesus was raised with an eternal spirit like the Father of all creation, who has no beginning or end according to our reality. For those who believe and put faith in Jesus being the way, this is called the Gift of Grace (because a person has to be the face & he represented the totality of everything correctly) if you don’t acknowledge it, it’s not going there enough to the degree of ‘truth’ according to the premise.
The president may or may not be your president, but if you say someone else not in office is president for the sake of your reasoning, it isn’t the exact specific truth of our minds conscious ability to recognize the bottomline explanation that was created as a ‘faith fact.’ Therefore, if it’s true then then it’s true and you learn the grace because of the completeness of its words. It needs full discernment and Jesus, whether you like it or not is playing his card as he chooses right now.
NOTE: Faith in the verbiage particular bible passages open up faith in the inclusion of others who do not adhere to this acknowledgment.
The gift of eternal life is the biggest and only true future preserve embrace, given the timeline and instability of death where no true knowledge can relate our birth to the birth of existence other than supernatural speculation. To believe in Jesus is to believe in the teachings of Love, because it’s the most defined and greatest of all attributes; to live by is Love, is to adhere to "ALL THE LAW” because the mentality of the 2nd commandment of ‘LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR’ creates the proper peaceable standard of conduct and inclusion.
Love covers a MULTITUDE of sins. The two greatest commandments involve LOVING. Faith, Hope, & Love abide - But the GREATEST of these is LOVE.
And my old favorite verse - GREATER is no LOVE than to lay down one's life for another. That's what Jesus did, he laid down his life for us so that we can become friends and like him forever, by creating the example to reference. That's the kind of person we get to call Lord and Friend for all the ages to come.
How to become your best? On this day of new beginnings, check your attributes. Make a mental note of each. On a scale of 1-100 see where you add up on each attribute below. Look to progress, be your best.
HOW DO YOU SCALE YOURSELF ON THESE VIRTUOUS ATTRIBUTES?
FORGIVING (SCALE 1-100) - Be strict on yourself, do you forgive others?
JUDGING (SCALE 1-100) - Be strict on yourself, do you judge others?
God's Spirit is bigger than our capacity to fully appreciate. We can’t understand or fathom how to manage 1 million things with 27 variable factors, though we can track trillions of dollars we can only handle so much memory. The spiritual realm can likely track 1 trillion things with 40 variable factors.
Each person has a unique connection with God in their own special way and God knows there DNA and individual uniqueness so partiality isn’t as necessary since he’s prideful in your full sequencing and visual.
One person picks up on the simple things of humor that God created for a certain mind to enjoy and laugh over. Another feels God's presence when they light up another's day through interacting and being out and about around people, some display better reasoning, better compassion, leaders that love and build everyone up; we all have our gifts and God knows how to manage and appreciate His creation.
Many connect with God when they stay at home with their family through that devotion and allowable discipline because he shares the same sort of grace in His knowledgeable control over us. Some honor God in the small things, which to God those small things are very big. Others honor by producing results and trust in God’s comprehension to appreciate shrewd success with a humble heart. Too often we set our own standards as the means to discern another person's faith off the limited accumulative understanding we have on the way things should be done or not.
To see God in others lives, is to see things with a pure heart and mind ‘blessed are the pure in heart, for they see God.’ To first see the good in others it requires not creating extra accusation that you make as the final means. Too often, within the body of believers, we pick the initial discernment knowing (mind cognitive initial discernment evaluation to then comprehend - compare to the ‘standard’) and we then pick apart each other without first evaluating the forward will adherence code. If you want to be technical, you can show why any person that teaches or preaches the gospel is falsely representing the spreading of the message in some way if you follow them enough on what they do or haven’t done to prove true.
The bible references a time when there will be many false teachers and prophets within the church. Unless you follow things exactly in context to how prophets of old did things and are blameless in all your ways (lest you be disqualified for your preaching) you can be tagged as false teacher and yet still be doing the work of the Lord because your heart is in the right place. Anything additional, for the most part, is speculative judgement. Being a false prophet doesn't mean you are a ravenous wolf necessarily as we remember ‘Jesus allowed that other guy the disciples wanted to dismantle to keep preaching as ‘your either with me or against me’ so honest effort counts for forward will. I can say it dumber and still make you smarter!
Ravenous wolves do exist I'm sure, but it’s a topic that leads to the wrong kind of finger pointing; judging at all is too risky though blood gives it’s tell. I do know what can happen when there is unhealthy competition and rivalry between different types of churches, where "Idolization of Ministry" becomes Satan's way of hardening pastors to care more about numbers in church and their own ministry before furthering the Body of Christ and growing believers wherever they are in their walk.
Will we be judged by lack of ability to match modern day capability, as strategy is required for continued existence where we are found liable for not fulfilling? Are denominations a correct enough practice? What is your measure on comparing business management standards and ‘new jobs’ and ‘new allowable information’ within the church? Remember the integrity always, and the differences in people as it affects the translations.
There is a reason God puts a greater strictness for those who decide to teach God's Word. To be the best, you need to learn how to include the entire playbook of the bible in your messages. The bible gives the tells, pastors need to learn to have faith that God will do the growth through trying to please Him in the messages that go out each Sunday, more than trying to adhere to the ways that the business world goes about bringing in numbers or financial gain. Who’s people pleasing? Me or you or he or she? What’s the expectation? What is people pleasing and what’s the standard of our awareness to the balance of people pleasing? How is it, what is the process, to gain favor with God and man?
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One person is encouraging people to go out and live abundantly, to see that God is good and wants to bless you, while the other side nitpicks without diplomatic resolve to the point their imagery shows a forward will that resents others good intentions. Though what is the definition of a synagogue of Satan? Are we allowed to embrace life saying ‘God wants you to Thrive!’ Who’s hard and how so?
Who’s got the ‘I'm anointed complex’ and how much is it allowed and how many people relate to ‘the measure of faith given to them?’ How do we ‘look at the standard’ to discern and comprehend what is defined as weak or strong within the fluctuative group of included participants? Am I sinning to write fluctuative because I think it’s weak to not write the word to thought and therefore make my brother stumble? Am I the weak one when I choose to refrain from food how I do but yet don’t always comply according to a standard of expectance that would cause stumbling in proper discernment of my acceptance? (Romans element of discerning our varying weaknesses)
Then how do we know to discern the verse, what's weak to man may be strong to God? How does God measure us at judgement and what is the floating factor of eternal rewards between us, the flock? Does one role warrant more bitterness yet the ‘state of the person,’ might not be indicative to the measure?
Person 1: You sin! You sin! I don’t do that! I know your shady! (unintentional - zeal - twitch reactive) Person 2: But I go out of my way to heal others meditation correctly! (partial, waves, sensuality risk)
NON DIRECT EXAMPLE ABOVE MADE AS AN EXAMPLE IN HINDSIGHT PROOF READ ***1 Corinthian wise fool fool wise disclaimer on practice of 'tribe symbolism people association'****
Who’s better and rewarded better? Each decision all along the way is weighed by the trillion capacity God awareness that percentiles knowing’s that conjunct or ‘standardize’ the measure to variable factors such as servant-hood and imagery. Each person will have to give account to their book of life, we will have to wait all the way up to the gates to know it more than our intuition would now state, but how we continue to report matters very much as each deed is contributable to your current soul state, which is the final test carrying the most weight at initial review.
When we look first to judge pastors off our own limited understanding, instead of first looking to see where they do represent God correctly, we become bitter divided as a house of God. That is what Satan wants, the divide in the church. If you’re strict and push to much, is it better that your pushing people away from the gospel for the right reasons? Can you be smug to another preacher because they mislead – but to what degree do you reflect the impact?
If your too lenient on enforcing the rules and 'worldly' in your teachings and approach, are you leading people astray?
I'm excited for the time that is coming when Body of Christ decides it's time to start working together on a wide scale. ‘Greater things than this you will see’ but what about the thief in the night? You are part of the body if you believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins, regardless of affiliations or denominations – but EVEN MORE, you believe ‘in the name of Jesus,’ as the designated leader as a begotten son is within the linear truth of creator programming theory.
Belief is belief regardless of which one, and eventually you commit to it with its implications and after affects; factors such as memory, relevance and conviction play a weighted importance within the commitment to the belief and how much resolve you incorporate to it.
I've spent a lot of time reviewing this stuff, and excited how much progress has been made over the last years I was inattentive to; my initial interpretation was wrist slapping everything for not preaching the end with ranging expectations from full liberalism to vine embracing, then to credit ability better than my own by mentally giving accomplishment and recognition to what appear deserving people; now it is as it is and will have to see.
The only way to bring Jesus back is to follow the will through the Word, but faith isn’t about that it’s about preaching the gospel right, which means direct learning at the interpretation of the prophetic requirements. Stagnation and lukewarm practice doesn’t translate in anything as the change variable matters in all operative processes with enough policy and people; so don’t just interpret the sky unless you think the ocean levels rising change coastal risks (which means embrace the prophetic cycling of the bible; indirectly said right now).
The word says a house divided is laid waste. It also says to stop divisions where you want credit instead of just wanting God to grow in others or not creating the proper resolve methodology in your approach to others. Having a defense for why you believe matters, were held to strategic requirement as Jesus will hide your face to God the Father and his angels in heaven if you don’t embrace the knowledge of his name.
Church does sometimes serve as a band aid instead of spiritually healing people and growing the believers, but the more I learn with my limited experience - the more I do see God working through His bride, the church. Though several years later on, after updating this site (to some degree) prior to FTE; I’m less convinced as I was back then; I still haven’t broken the rules of my conviction by following the rules of commitment, because of retirement allowance. Yea I’m trying to take your money but I don’t want any of it!
FINAL DISCLAIMER: Better to embrace ‘symbolism’ of the bible than not, because it gives real life teachings and creates visuals for better meditation of the examples of debate. The church as ‘the Bride’ is an example like others throughout the bible for this beneficial analogy. The word consistently uses ‘double symbol words’ directly and specifically in conjunction with each other so the given discretion of the gentiles needs to translate with the right utility.
Witnessing and imagery matter, to some refrain is where they will and should stay to hold strong the expectations of the law which always prove true to their intention.
The bible creates all sort of plays with the same underlining themes - ‘John didn’t wear kings cloths’ and Jesus said eat me as bread and drink my blood. I’m trying to get people to call on the Lord and I want to use the world strangle and blood. Regardless of this mission I’m on where I can go a bit loco at times, I’m excited to see what is ahead as I'm proud to have learned so much from so many pastors and ministers over the last several years when I've not been able to be out and about! (said years prior back)
At first when I was still apprehensive about the Gospel, the death of Jesus on the cross didn't mean much to me. Too many people in the world suffer in tragic situations, and sin isn’t the right conversation since we can’t avoid it yet we still have to instantly be guilty to it – all off a believe that seems speculative when there is only so much time for opportunity right here and right now.
It felt naïve to just believe in the story itself, like ‘what wrong with you for not just believing,’ so it didn’t feel right to give credit to Jesus for his act on the cross, according to the story, off assumption from others leading through a form Christianity teaching that didn’t add up and extend extra diplomacy with follow up questions. I’m not out to be offensive, but I felt like I created an accusation against myself; please don’t be angry at me for this! Or think I’m less naturally a good person for ‘seeking more,’ than this seemingly oblivious faith that doesn’t confirm my belief or commitment.
Why push the Trinity and not willfully acknowledge ‘Jesus at the right hand of God,’ when you use a passage on ‘being one’ to give an ‘ice water gas’ example of no distinction without later acknowledging in the same passage in John ‘as we are one they are one,’ and then being able to correlate it? Is it arrogance, or is it humility or a combination of both on allowing open information on vital subject matters?
Why can’t we talk about the foundation of the world, the initial creation, the predestination element where God gets a sovereign knowing of control that influences the future in advance – why did you argue against global warming in the same way like I’m a fraud representing a ‘teaching of the devil’ when famines and the concept have parallel synergy with transgressions and God showing his hand at point of allowed turmoil when we then need to rely on Him? (usually after a period of greater disobedience for failing to meet the objectives).
How did Jesus come down from heaven again, to be born if he was already in the Trinity (who’s the same person) before the foundation of the world from a being who has no start? It’s chaotic and frustrating for me to commit or sacrifice even a cent of effort, for me not wanting to get filthy rich or to masterfully slack or to meditate however I damn well please!
It took getting sick 2012, thinking thoughts in relation to Melchizedek as some sort of element that God knew Jesus in advance so had to cry over His death (to make the cross meaningful) to get over the hump; even after being born again in 2010, I knew I would take my approach of full testing of everything and set a crescendo of 5 years after the Easter’s day of reckoning of 2010. You can’t just snap your fingers and know everything, eventually you create your timetables and follow through with the dedicated effort you predicate yourself to. It’s a scary conversation and I was accustom to doing it my own way!
Sometimes the word of God can take on one of it’s various definitions of power and become ‘the living word,’ where you activate it’s teachings within your day and commitment to being refreshed from it’s reminders and guidelines you use as the initial ‘standard’ comparison of discernment. What would be the Christian rule on this or that, or what would this or that person who is evaluating me according to these standards say on my behalf?
In modern times, it’s a speculative practice to devote your time to something outdated and about haughty history that didn’t go with my cheerful liberalistic viewpoint of the goodness in everyone, and the condemnation of those who acknowledge condemnation as a reality, yet if they don’t then I’d be distraught on the completeness of the bible! Regardless of my questions that needed answers, reading the bible seemed to be the most valuable source and reference all throughout the years before and after dates of my life. It’s more exiting to read a manual that talks about miracles that could be more real than any other speculation, that much I couldn’t deny. Ok now back to the point of this writing, giving Jesus credit for what he did to atone for the total story of life itself.
Romans 5:7 - "For one will scarcely die for a righteous person - though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die - but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
This brings up a great point that the act itself creates the right visual at the right level with the right correlation to everything (make the non sinner still get punished to make it all more ‘atoning’) in that it’s really rare for someone to willfully take a bullet for another; being willing to sacrifice their life out of love and a confident enough final knowing, or a reckless decisive decision – either way it’s a loud act that creates a visual of important meaning.
There is no more true story than to sacrifice and allow the most loved person in your life to suffer in order to save the greater whole - to act on behalf of the greater good.
"This is my son in whom I am well pleased." Jesus is God's ONLY son. Everything was first made before the foundation of the world because of this Father son relationship that God first conceptualized and desired.
To give up your child, as God did with his only Son Jesus - is the ultimate story of Love if you have the eternal power and want to play with your creation. God proved His love for us, even though we are the adopted ones, through this ultimate sacrifice on the cross where he wept with us, got jealous for our affection; showing They are with us.
God made us flawed, so that we can come to learn and distinguish both good and evil through the experiences of our lives where we can reference past history, make sense of it, and gain momentum in the right way to progress socially all as part of the plan to move forward learning from how we all made mistakes along the way. Sin has always been existent (FTE CLIP REFERENCE) and if we humans have to suffer for the evil within and around us - where we stumble to sin many times in our lives intentionally and unintentionally – a righteous covenant of atonement had to be established to finalize the law within existence controlled by the creator.
If we're talking eternal life, the evils of this world that people must suffer through and endure - are only but a glimpse of the eternal glory and excitement ahead for people who follow the rules of love, where sin becomes redefined into nothing and where we get more direct answers in a place with lots of planned thought on our behalf.
To be graced with the opportunity to live forever with a family in heaven of good people is the ultimate blessing. Happy Good Friday!
One reason belief in Jesus is questioned so much and the atheist movement grows in exposure (apostasy inclination has been on a trending statistical increase with the new generations), is because there is a divide in the body of Christ on viewpoints and objectives; freshness is lost and zeal is defined different than expectation of many of the newer passages. Many good things are done in churches for people willing to self-sacrifice for the sake of others, but the outsiders aren’t gaining conscious divide from the full scope of the bibles ability to tell us directly how it is. Belief needs to go beyond or to the degree of the parable sway in order to increase the outsider conviction – but do people really care or even want to go there? It’s a draining subject!
The severity of eternal judgement and conversation on rewards is sometimes a neglected conversation that requires extra effort. Not showing partiality from God is different than man’s discretion in evaluating, whether hiring or deciding involvement with other people. God’s bigness combined with knowing the micro details between many otherwise similar people means He knows how to go there for each person to appreciate his unique love skillset.
He really stressed decisions of the heart, where conviction of faith (even if you gain less credit or suffer unjustly) stands out in his creation as the best attributes right now of distinction, in a creation that has been groaning through the initial birth pangs of existence prior to revealing all the eternal decisions to come. It becomes conflicting stalemate decisions when within Christianity the effort becomes too hard not to show partiality, where credit can be deemed excessive self-glory and it doesn’t allow the eye for unjust suffering but following the proper procedure (which is true letter earning your penny) but allows different justification and unresolved where sacrifice becomes stressed over mercy that is really just making you do extra work in developing others as a person confident in authority.
If someone has a nice position outside of the church in management, give more open conversation bluntly. If someone seems out of place, figure out how to help them earn pennies back quicker. People are dealing with lots of rivalry and competition; sometimes unavoidable given their path sometimes it’s a bit too embraced, but trusting in God on this matter is more important than maintaining precedence comfortability. Most pastors and church leadership can handle as good as business organizations; but people need to know they can still ‘lead to the same degree,’ by getting recognition – otherwise they’ve learned people don’t share the penny’s right and the business world and church world don’t always seem that different.
The procedural element of church attendance rings true in prophetic understandings of re-cycles lukewarm ‘solemn assembly’ that occur throughout publication of the bible, where contrary elements of passages being read at one time or another creates an unresolved devotion to outsiders who are good people that embrace the heart of the gospel, desire the eternal assurance but don’t get anywhere in confidence with proper reporting and conversation when testing out church commitment. Basically, the lack of addressing the ‘worldly parables’ in conjunction with no real desired zeal for ‘oneness’ beyond running the operations very well locally becomes a conversation churches get around too much (though lots of puffed up boasts occur with new inquiries pastors deal with) it all rings to contrary to the overall summary of life’s objectives stated in the bibles evaluation of action.
The push becomes too much vagueness being allowed within the Christ sector of the body; keeping up with people expectations, the influence effect of popularity also is difficult – it leads to dismissal of the prophetic push (treated more as an obligation to get out of the way) with a lack in definitions on the passages or parables carrying weight to more realistic goals outside of just ‘solemn assembly’ expectation we can greedily be succumb to. We say end up needing church to get some prayers out, to get our mind readjusted to holy – but if were struggling not to fight the hypocrisy of the bible’s expectation from our own interpretations of parables and better initiatives it isn’t really conditioning people’s conviction to the degree of other lobbyism; yet the bible says Love God with all your heart? What am I doing wrong!?
In today’s time, we allow too much vague expectation regarding the topic that logically needs the most attention, given we don’t really like the thought of dyeing 20-50 years out (still seems to short and not meaningful enough). See the ‘forefather’ affect write up in PICTURES below this paragraph for more information on how social change allows delusion of expectation to bible parallel adherence. (Fighting vague with vague to show reform initiative) (It was a one type piece so expect spelling and grammatical)
5/23 FOREFATHER AFFECT write up in screenshots below (ZOOM YOUR BROWSER). I'm not convinced on the exactness of publication transition to internet but it should provoke proper thoughts between age groups and how the bible is pushed right and wrong between us all. I distinctly want the recording of this element in part of total exposure - for the sake of a memory reference to a blanket statement in FTE if anything.
CONTINUED: Too much vague non-connected material is used to justify things being okay in the current state without the simple extra discussion and time commitments to fully represent a defense against accusers of religion. We are supposed to have within our hearts a desire for change reform and or bare minimum better representing the totality of the belief itself. Dismissal of the bible’s exactness creates too much unnecessary finger pointing otherwise. Jesus said they would not have been guilty unless I did what I did, except we still have to preach because it takes full unison to not choose the blind eye being a decent human living worldly as agnostic. Too much miracle belief without the right infrastructure proving true says the future Christian, current worldly agnostic person.
The true objective ‘greater things than these you will see, and you need to work together to create the belief (JOHN) so the world can make a better decision’ is not being represented at the capability and talent level of the modern world. Not trying to diminish local churches or mega church initiatives, but more so the meditation of outsiders from percentages 20-80% of agnostic / atheist. How do we really live this life in accordance with what the bible says? Is prosperity still okay today with a God that ‘wants to give’ and ‘wants to bless us’ in our living? Are we hitting the crossroads where we are getting to much exposure in the wrong ways and the worst exposure is starting to catch up to the lack of strategic desire to fulfill obligation to justify God’s timed decision making?
It’s very contrary to speak of paradise to come, to not suppose to be worldly in the meantime, to know of terrorist organization locations and not push harder for mass knowing increase, where the measured faith element doesn’t work together to create more thought divide and reform. The apostles said ‘increase our faith,’ and the bible says ‘to the degree of the faith given to you,’ so it can go up or down and were making it too standardized off regular common behavior we should handle better than the griping we do about such temporary things.
Credibility matters and the bible doesn’t exactly have it right now. It’s over 2,000 years’ post Christ and he still hasn’t returned; people within the church aren’t exactly connecting the dots on the credibility defense push on the matter. We’re basically saying ‘I can do whatever I want right now, no need to attend the Great Banquet yoke, as simple mundane tasks we slyly allow ourselves to be overcome by,’ all while closing a blind eye to live more comfortable, doing a few things here and there for arguments sake, instead of carrying the cross at our ability level, risking money more the right way, and becoming more heartfelt for suffering all across the world as motivation to condition ourselves to stop retirement meditation and defend God’s timing.
Predestination is brought up time and time again in the bible from old testament to new testament; it the main understanding that people need to embrace so they see each other better and are more convicted to give a helping hand and factor that the devil screws people over. The ESV version is the best version in my opinion for unison and it fights accusation because of word for word preface. We are controlled by hunger, sex, self-gratification – it doesn’t take much for us to do the same thing over and over and accept the money decision. We can easily be managed by the heavenly realm who can change a thought or two each day and keep us where we are as they play their fight with conditioning of the human souls.
Just a reminder again, that God shows no partiality. He doesn't care if you're a woman or a man, or slave, or anything. He just cares about you playing your role in submissiveness to Him. He understands when you’re getting screwed over, that’s clutch. Gain credit the right way and get smarter at your defenses. True greatness is understood by God on how well can you play your role? All eternity means lots of upside, yet don’t be hard to embrace things your soul yearns for anyway (mutual affection in the right distinguished way).
Just because you may be a superstar pastor that is a man, doesn't mean you're doing anything better than that superstar wife at home who is following her code of being a loving nurturing women. Same with slavery from when that was intended to be part of society, God blesses our intelligence in different ways and while eternity will allow lots of sharing and we basically only know a shadow of things to come – we’re still earning credit and need to know bounding is a risk not to play it right.
You got to have the right humility to allow yourself to be in a role with where your at, until you condition yourself for the next step if you decide so. God decided to play a role with us so it matters. It sometimes seems a bit off, not to just do the money thing and comfortable living meditation but condition yourself with the right precepts and parallels to honor the ‘mission’ of right now, which is to defend the totality of the bible and fight vague allowances. A massive role play is playing out right now and you are no better than the person next to you as long as your both in humility as patience is a reward to come. Everything that has happened from days of old to now, has happened for reasons to teach us concepts through experience, to us beings who were born into this world with zero understanding. We wouldn't know atrocity and evil unless we had history to remind us!
With predestination and the manifestation of the spirit (gentile inclusion forward arrow factor), we know that God ultimately didn't want slavery to continue or God looks to excessively controlling; we know now times are different regarding women and work and being able to be leaders. We’re getting out the kinks of common meditation and flawed initial reactions that occur during first exposures. With the information age upon us, we gain momentum while others will be at worse neglect given history lessons and lack of the extra drive needed to desire eternal life.
Sometimes God's ways of old are really the best blessings. Sometimes a mother getting to be the boss at home with her children really brings more joy in her life then bossing people around in the work world. In the last days, understanding will increase that we know from the book Daniel which corresponds with Revelations. We get different freedoms today than our more savage days of the past (paneled marble housing), but you have to let the Spirit of God within you help you discern these things personally. Meditation matters. Make yourself loyal to the creator and don’t do or do a couple extra things even if you shake your head – there too many other times you do the same type of thing unnecessary not to go through with a few extra motions to create the right emotion towards God who created your soul to keep developing.
Things had to happen so that God can prove when we stop following His way, bad things happen. God allows bad things to happen so that we learn our error and needed reliance on Him. Risking eternal life just to play everything to the best worldly decision is short sighted and doesn’t require much variable uniqueness other than artistry elements of selling the colors. Of which, it’s an optimistic knowing that the prophetic element of the 7 churches repent means artistry should continue in heaven.
If we had followed the rules correctly and everyone played their roles in submissiveness to God (proactive element always on the table, but desire and sharing isn’t easy either) instead of worrying about fairness in society and the fact he shows no partiality - then Jesus would be here already and we wouldn't have had to wait 2000 plus years for his coming. We would have listened to the teachings of Paul on ‘the time is short,’ and the mass faith knowing from people following the details correctly on the spiritual conviction to naturally desire heaven over earth; we’d have made the right move already by now. Thankfully the desire of Free Token Enterprise is to disclose everything with the proper crescendo so people can condition themselves correctly and we can learn to increase credibility to the gospels totality and relevance to existence.
The conversation on the definition of sin itself is a dismantling topic. We are somehow responsible and ‘guilty’ from our earliest ancestors actions, pronounced fallen beings with ‘desperately wicked hearts,’ and unless we apologize for being how we are created we can be condemned to hell for all eternity. All we know about hell is it’s a curse compared to a blessing, likely more thirst, less visuals, our ‘worm doesn’t rot’ (meditation and maybe flesh aspect of imperfections), and there is enough cognitive maintenance to realize a better desire with ‘weeping and gnashing of the teeth.’
So I’m suppose to believe stories about miraculous miracles where we’re talking about the parting of the dead sea, resurrection of the dead, walking on water, healing of diseases and affirmatives, or the ascending and descending in the clouds with millions of angels part of the equation along the way where they play a part in the sequencing, conditioning and even handling of our predestined paths? How are you guilty if predestination is real, in that before the foundation of the world we were created for certain tendencies to ultimately take the embrace of virtue to the degree of belief in this eternity given the evidences we assume play conditioning towards good and evil in people, or if we take on the embrace of worldly living and offense to anyone thinking beyond right here and right now within retirement and death which would be considered ‘perishing’ ?
Seems a bit absurd to reach out too much on the topic and go away from being regular compared to the masses outlook, or to ‘deny ourselves, to live for Christ’ where we would give up uniquely advantageous outlooks and decisions comparatively speaking for the sake of reward by a speculative being? Why go the extra mile if I’m being hacked regularly or people regularly hack each other – that’s a bit naive to trust in a supreme being that first off lets us get exposed to violent deaths every day. I don’t want my flesh to get torn into in a car accident, how could you allow that and then blame me for not embracing you?
One thing is for sure, talking about sin isn’t the most popular topic these days, but it can’t be thrown out of the equation for the sake of legitimacy of the bible, people going through proper reflection to keep their free decision making and to know and be reminded we are imperfect flawed beings that need grace ourselves, from others and to give to others. Plus if an alpha God created us, he wants His recognition and if he has the eternal power of soul continuance then we can recognize we’re only on lap one of lots of roads ahead. Basically if it bugs you that other people can take too much, not learn proper interaction to the degree of being fair, or others are to malicious, then you realize things occur for our learning and the decision when factored into mandatory responses (feed kids, myself, live in shelter, get along with people for requirement of it bare minimum you don’t want to fuel the fire with whacko’s out to get you, etc) then there is a yearning for a God who aligns with many of your thoughts on extending grace to each other and recognizing people’s ability all the way out to God’s ability which can change forms, create terrain, and know micro data and have access to all knowledge and understanding within the creation.
A couple aspects on ‘the law of sin’ off memory from verses in Romans and John: ‘If it were not for the law, you would not be guilty of sin. If I had not told them of their sin, they would not be guilty.’ We need laws or our decisions wouldn’t be as real, and the volatility would create havoc where the terms of existence would become too much survival. Our nature, while it’s reinforced over and over on treating our bodies holy, not maligning against people or kicking someone when their down, the penalties of sin keep us in check to a better living scenario. With the rules so strict and wide, it allows even ‘spotters of prudence’ to reap eternal benefit to the degree of ‘affluent go getters’ where stumbling to sin is factored and proactive love exposure is too. It’s the fairest scenario we can fathom, and ‘leaning not on our own understanding, but trusting the knowledge of God through the bible,’ even means we can assume the people in Hell are already in their state of existence and the torment will be equated to satisfaction – even if that means there just stuck in bad states of memory or have to face owies like we do today.
Yes purgatory is a concept we can put faith into as well, someone may not be perishing but may have too much to give up or be too haughty or ill focused (not embracing greater virtuous conversations) but still end up being true enough comparatively speaking with the masses people (based on total strategy) which God embraces strategy and proper reasoning – it’s okay to think like this. The bible wouldn’t not have used perish and eternal condemnation if it only wanted to say hells sentence; though it reinforced we have to assume eternal condemnation as the major risk. Yes for Judas, it would have been better never to have been born (the one who betrayed Jesus) but maybe he’ll get 5 minutes to 3 hours of worth it time verse ill meditation. God created our logic, it’s reasonable enough to trust the total factors that ‘would have to be true.’
Society has matured in many areas as understanding has increased in these days, as people feel they are well aware of right and wrong and can be held accountable to their actions without needing someone to push the do's or do not's in their face – especially factoring old tendencies in history where religion being the mainstream thing was too phony. Every generation has argued and objected against the need to repent for this term we call 'sin.’ Many are not convicted by guilt within by the requirements of some or most sins; though their logic states to compare right enough with people and they know the definition of hypocrisy. So predestination would say, God conditioned them perfectly to embrace hypocrisy in different degree’s so that their hardening for eternal fire is the solitude or different state of living they choose to continue in anyway. The know nothing but envy, of course they will weep and gnash their teeth in hell if there is an awareness people are eating from the tree of life across from the river that divides the golden streets of the new Jerusalem filled with rubies and gems of all sorts.
Did Jesus die in vain for our sins on the cross if I have to feel guilty and repent for every little thing in my life that doesn’t feel guilt worthy according to the code? I think some sins feel worse than others, I like that the bible says some sins are not condemnable but never gives the expectation to slack ‘because of degree’s of judgement and ability evaluation’ and we choose a wicked train of thought to gripe and get out of reporting to the full measure of everything – but yes it makes sense from a total inclusion standpoint to create max penalities and then be graded from there. Some would say, shouldn't we now be free to just live in a state of grace without all the strict outdated rules? There are so many verses in the New Testament that say we are now free to live by the "laws of grace," because Jesus bore our sins for us in his ultimate sacrifice on the cross, so where is the line and how do we know what to follow exactly?
Anyone who remarries commits adultery! Stay sober-minded and do not get drunk on wine as that is debauchery! Women should be submissive to their husbands and stay at home and work! Let the marriage bed be undefiled! etc, etc , etc.
Umm, my kid wouldn't be born if I didn't remarry and that was the biggest blessing of my life, and both me and my ex-wife are now better off because we remarried. Umm I'm not a drunk, but I do enjoy drinking with friends on occasion and we do sometimes get drunk and remain responsible without being disrespectful or causing problems or risks to anyone throughout the night. Or, I plan to marry this person and it's more of a temptation not to have sex with this person I love, so why can't I have sex before marriage?
One thing to note is that the bible is laid down rules first created to convict the disobedient and ungodly because without the 'law' you can't be convicted as a transgressor. Do not murder. Do not steal. Rules were laid down, so transgression can be enforced and we can play a part in judgement here on earth to be aware of judgement rules against us to come. The law of the land has many similarities to the law of grace within the bible. We don’t bust everyone for speeding a couple miles over the limit or trace every text message to bust you for this or that fraud or infraction, but our consciousness are divided as part of discernment to the metrics as we are aware of the scope (punishment factor) proceeding from the law and rule.
God knows we can't be perfect, but will never give us an excuse not to strive to be our acknowledge perfect state of adherence. "You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." The ‘bottom-line of the bible,’ has rules in the way you have to thought divide people, to either learn how to embrace it correctly, or go on being short with conversation. Yes you can be rubbed wrong and be short with religious topics, but if you try and take away belief when eternal factor is a real conversation, it’s offensive.
When we violate the truth written within our hearts on how we conduct ourselves, God who is part of our essence is being denied; His nature is the good nature and when human nature ‘act wicked off a whim’ we can create some sort of inner understanding; we’re wired us to understand that truth within us by having recognition to His spirit within us - aspects of His conscious on right and wrong - in us.
"The body without the spirit is dead," "God yearns jealously over the spirit that dwells within us," "God is in all and of all" etc, etc etc. He’s a lifeforce within all things, but the sequencing of meditation and visual exposure and reactive decivseveness make us comply with or go against his good nature and the embrace that goes with all factors of His nature. Just like an animal is wired to survive in the wild without being taught, so we are wired with God's spirit in us to follow a code through that same type of parallel instinct.
When you are 'born again' you recognize that truth within you as the Holy Spirit teaching you such things and you commit to learning of the gospel. It’s different for each person, you may already have embraced it but didn’t have the pieces of your life in place to make the standard conscious decision to put more time in ‘off just the promises,’ sometimes people go the other way so much you can’t not be elated. I make the decision to be a good father for the rest of my life to my neglected kids is like being born again saying ‘I’m going to start counting those errors against my eternal judgement, I’ll acknowledge sin and learn where I get credit by spending more time because it’s good for me anyway and I’m thankful for life and believe a God created it with intention.’
Sucking up at certain times just comes natural, where you’re more friendly because of the reward or what’s at stake (say an extra good thing to your boss). Pray for forgiveness the same way, God isn’t conditioning you right if you don’t learn the difference correctly and part of the problem is acknowledging He gets too over us – sometimes in non-disclosed rude ways. Remember ‘anyone who knows the right thing to do it and doesn’t, to him it is a sin,’ and factoring that to the proactive element of going the extra mile and lending to people who ask we have to always remember that any decision at its root that is outside of the bibles statutes and commands (in the correct contextual way) is a risk of being a sin, if not being a sin because the law holds everything together and we’re being conditioned to have extra humility to the Alpha and Omega. ‘If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off as it's better to enter heaven with one hand then hell with both," giving no excuse to ever sin - yet we all fall short as sinners so it's unavoidable. So if sin is unavoidable, where is the line of living in this state of grace and forgiveness?
The answer comes in the relationship we each have with a God we willing decide to honor in our lives on a daily basis, letting that "spirit of truth" within us help guide us to improve our lives and the other people God has put into our lives. You do need to become more familiar with the bible as that helps remind us of the will God wants for us in our lives. Remember "all the law is fulfilled in loving your neighbor" because to love your neighbor is to love God and you naturally do less infractions.
Gotta learn to admit you are a sinner as "anyone who says he is not a sinner is a liar." What God hates more than the sin, is you denying truth and misrepresenting it’s definition. ‘Without faith it’s impossible to please Him,’ so not trusting God is offense to Him as he knows how to get to the level of everyone for the correct interaction. God has seen every sin in the book and still loves those people He created who have made worse sins than you!
It's required to learn to submit to God, ‘to beat your chest in humility verse boast in yourself’, where you recognize and give credit to the creator for there being a purpose behind everything that’s been said; intended for our own good and for things to play out as they have today. Prophecy and history are tied to the way the bible reads and its affected the masses on decision making and resolute responses that have played out in history – whether violence occurred or not isn’t exactly indicative to religion itself but more so mans tendencies of rivalry and going blood against each other when threat or variable situation creates our triggered responses. You don't have to be burdened by the same sin of your past every day, but what God desired was that we understand we are not perfect, we cannot avoid sin, but we still have to recognize it and draw to God and trust in the concept that we are still under His control with His rules to adhere to. You can't play dumb and you can't whitewash the teachings.
The "laws of grace" may let us live 'free' but we still have accountability at all times, thus repenting is a regular part of our lives. The bible says pray constantly, that's to help us purify the evil thoughts that pop into our heads, instead of playing ignorant to them and being a lesser person because of them. God expects the best from you, sometimes that sucks but you can't' grumble about it.
To deny yourself in this life (a core teaching of the bible) means you don't get a clear conscious to sin ever. Sometimes you will continue sinning, God is patient with us, but you still got to progress and set mental or written goals. Eventually you end up getting to a state where you can live abundantly in this world, or you can renounce and keep up with your calling.
Works of the law, are the things we do because we want to on behalf of the will of God in our lives. God wants us to look out for the broken hearted, drop things for people who are in need, teach people to grow. Doing these things are a form of 'works' but works do not get us eternal salvation (so the teaching says, or else people see letter of the law and don’t go the extra mile requirement). Faith in the belief of Jesus and his name, gets you the grace to think the thoughts regarding gift of eternal salvation and it’s undeniable promises. You may have heard the verse in Ephesians
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast."
God wants to teach us to naturally be there for each other and not go into a frenzy to keep doing regular things at the expense of full sharing of time and thoughts with people.
To learn the state of grace to live in (where you feel right with God) where you are living 'freely' in God's obedience, means to progress to the point where your free of the constant sins in your life that you should have overcome by now because you've learned to repent and grow and make God part of your day. You might not be as conditioned if you learn to escape scenarios that get you out of sin (violent outburst and situational loss of grace in front of others) though for 2 years prior you stopped all addictions, etc.
Your gonna get hit by demons and spiritual oppressions and have times you turn away from God, but you will come back because Jesus will not forsake you and Jesus will remain faithful to you if you are willing to progress by maintaining faith in your believe in him.
Even when you take steps back, you must not cower away from knowing you still serve Jesus Christ as the Lord of all and the boss of your life. Who else can take that spot given history and the bullet points details of things entailed? Believing in ‘the name of Jesus,’ requires thinking of his virtuous stances and THEN confessing to Him out loud is worth it. We say the pledge of allegiance out loud, we say other things too habitually – it’s not that big of deal. It may feel stupid but remember the virtue as the visual of loyalty association to Jesus, then the acts and things he did are like another historian to keep the loyalty going. Loyalty of family friends or spouses is a cognitive association to someone on what your willing to or would do; same thing for Jesus and even when you deny being 100% proactive – your strategy thoughts or maybe what you learn in advance counts for you. One step back, 2 steps forward. Or one step back and 1.1 steps forward. Or one step back and 1.0001 steps forward. It’s the mentality of ‘be perfect.’
Not everyone is at the same spot, so don't hold your standard as an absolute way to expect from others "Keep your mind on the things above" means you keep your mind on doing the things here on earth that give you credit towards the things above. Striving for love, to be pure hearted, to share in joy, to give, to be a blessing to others, etc. Heaven’s reward for not scoffing is this, scoffing gets me only this, now compare the evaluation?
There is a reward system playing out, particular to each individual and the things they conquer in their lives. If your spiritually oppressed more than someone else and overcome something small, it may be bigger than maintaining self control for someone who is more naturally cultivated in God's way because of spiritual gifts they received and you didn't. You may be working to catch up or vice versa.
We're all walking at different states, wired differently, with areas to learn in and improve on as God is an intellectual being and expects us to increase ourselves or stay tuned in.
Fear of the Lord means you fear the consequences of not following the rules God set in place through His word, more so than putting faith in doing things your own way (even if your way seems so much more natural upfront). This especially pertains to following the code in how we are to interact towards and with each other. Doing something 'others would do' or doing what ' someone else told you to do' shouldn't have an impact on your decision to discern correctly on the matter, as we all have the truth instilled within us to varying degrees. (How else could God judge us?) Everyone may try to bring you down to their level, but that is no excuse.
You may want to gossip against that person for whatever reason, whether through a bad habit you've trained yourself to do, or maybe because people just irk you the wrong way and you've learned to get satisfaction in that unhealthy resentment stuck inside of you - but having fear of the Lord means you fear that God will not only bring those ill will words of malice against your neighbor back against you in this life, (after enough scenarios of interaction play out in God's timing) but you also have fear for the loss of rewards in the next life. You also acknowledge your actions (or lack of actions) will increase wrath you will have to face during the judgment that comes when the dead are raised and Jesus returns as he left in the clouds when he separates those who truly had fear of the Lord in their lives or not.
Does that help you understand why the verse below from Proverbs is one of the most important verses to first learn in your devotion to following a code that requires you treat people with love and respect as the first and highest priority?
"Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom..."
Wisdom is seeing the bigger picture and learning not to get caught up in the stumbling blocks along the way. If you see the bigger picture, you see that pleasing God is the greatest way to get ahead in the eternal scheme of things, along with bring you more satisfaction in this life because we reap what we sow in all things (in a 'rules of the world' sense), and if you treat people right, more times than not you get treated back correctly, or at least earn respect from that person at a more spiritual level even if it doesn't show in them right away.
The bible usually doesn't specifically indicate an exact thing to ask for, where there is a promise of returned grace from God instantly given back... But the writer of James gives the tell that if you truly seek and desire to draw near to God and ask with faith for wisdom, it will be given to you.
(I experienced this whether you want to believe me or not 4 years ago and even jotted down that wisdom example above in a notepad after making the prayer when the word 'wisdom' came to mind and the verse below had some remembrance in my conscious from growing up attending church)
"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind."
It isn't always easy maintaining true fear of the Lord because the world wants to bring you down and make you slave to its anxieties and worries, but that is where having faith God will provide needs to kick in that much more.
You may be short on funds with a family to support with bills staring you in the face, thinking there is no way you can afford to do your usual tithe or give offerings this month, but when your faith gets to a high enough level you end up fearing the blessings you will miss out on from not having that little extra bit of faith towards the promises of God, more so than the fear of that bill causing the anxiety in the moment.
You've probably heard the verses that say 'Ye of little faith' or the tells from the old testament regarding the concept of a tithe where you trust God will reward you back for your faith in putting money towards a God honoring cause "...And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need." (do not put Lord to the test, this verse is isolated for a purpose God planned to teach a giving heart through the concept of sacrifice from times of old to now)
It doesn't have to be a monetary thing either as the most valuable of all resources is TIME where you give selfless LOVE to another. God reads the heart, first and foremost on all matters.
God's gifts are not man's gifts, you giving money in this example doesn't mean you will be blessed back financially in the same way, but it does mean whatever choice of grace God decides to give you back in your life for your fear in obedience, will outweigh the decision to do things how you wanted to yourself. (Luke 11:9-13 a good parallel read to this all)
Example: I decided to do things my own way and kept that extra 20 bucks in my pocket which bought me some new cheap earphones I kinda wanted, but later that month I didn't get the job I was qualified for that would have raised my salary 10K because I wasn't thinking as clearly as usual for the interview.
Or I decided to buy that cute shirt for my kid instead of going to and paying for the gas money to visit a friend in need, and now me or my family is facing an uncomfortable situation whether in school or at work. You begin to have doubts whether or not this problem that has arose was because of your lack of faith in obedience, and that in itself is a lesser way to live than to just stick to the code of obedience God wants in your life. (Something I work on each day in my training and have failed at many times)
There is no logic in God rewarding you for not having fear in obedience. God does test us with different trials in life that very well may have nothing to do with obedience training, but how else do we learn if we don't face consequences for our actions to some degree?? Hence you make time to reflect and allow the Holy Spirit within you to bring to remeberence areas to improve.
When your faith gets high enough in doing things according ot the will of God, you have that deep wisdom instilled within you where you fear the consequence of not doing things God's way more than anything else which gives you a peace and foundation in Him to rely on.
FEAR OF THE LORD also has to do with salvation too. Baby steps are better than no steps at all and a small step for you can be BIGGER than what seems to be a big step for someone else on the surface.
It's a bit dicey writing on categorized term of people who can speak for themselves where the term itself doesn't represent the humanity we are suppose to embrace between each other as human beings looking into the eye of another, sharing grace and time however we do. The point of this 'part 1 piece' on the titled subject matter is to show the distinct error within some Christian approaches where they aren't following the rules to the right degree and fail expectations on their witnessing or imagery efforts to defend the gospel.
Do they acknowledge a gay person could still be a heavenly heir? You should allow full conversation, I personally believe yes. If we are 'judging outsiders outside of our means' (outsider if you don't believe) then you can be responsible for punitive damages and 'proselyte' the wrong way (Matthew 23:15). Though the anchors of Christianity prove true in representing information correctly in defense of original marriage; you get to be a man and a woman and that might be within the correct walls of discernment as it's easy to accept people and the extra avenues of thought or experience are more unnecessary than just looking at things the right way which is accepting the person and allowing natural reproduction relationship to take precedence.
But yea you can't force anyone to follow a set of beliefs they don't adhere to themselves if it isn't true to their hearts. If you don't buy into Christianity, you don't believe the bible to have any authority as the actual 'Word of God,' that it doesn't seem real or true enough to believe and follow through with the belief - then you're in a state of non compliance so you can't use those teachings as a way to enforce yourself over someone without offending them.
We’re not guilty without the law as we know from scriptures, the visuals and decisions we males and females go through are embraced and handled differently; there is a wide range of exposure we deal with every single day (all factors understood). God knows the molding of each human and their tendencies so what is said now or ages ago has been the best overall conditioning for exact percentages of prophetic divides and peoples decisions usually are reactive off direction and common knowledge whether we go one way or the other God is aware of the final developed states of each person’s soul all along the way.
It’s more about the belief itself, which requires total analyzation of how everything measures; the grace factor of the bible on numerous occasions stands up for all different types of accusations (don’t judge at all and love covers sins) where resolve is always on the table for all parties or people involved. It causes infractions from small acts to larger acts within out daily grind, sometimes part of how our society would judge us and sometimes based on lessor decisions we personally make along the way between us and God.
Thankfully the way it the bible judges us, people choosing same sex might end up where they want to be in eternity given practicing homosexuality is to malign against the rules of the bible and to be excessive sensually to a different degree than the expectation of the gay community who believe in protecting people though allowing people to be themselves and to love without being ‘drugged or dogged,’ emotionally chemically spiritually or however it’s mixed into the emotional state of conscious. Not to say they or anyone can’t overcome adversity or handle extra viewpoints aimed at thwarting exact decision making.
It mostly matters about the heart (genuinely caring and sharing) and following the greatest leading we can follow within our intuition that drives our decision making and the embraces we stand for. Unfortunately having strong conviction for a belief can cause opposite reaction if threat is involved to personal rights, whether we’re talking about gay’s protecting their rights of living free as their heart convicts them or whether we’re talking about home schooled parents fighting for their right to keep protection for religious rights so it doesn’t fade in their child’s memory more than peer pressure and social changes could go against the way they obey.
It may be thought of as an outdated book by a higher percentage of gays than straight people (if that stat is even a stat given devotion levels of the masses) who also believe religion and the bible causes much more harm and strife than good, particularly because it forces beliefs against common decision making and living a more embracive way in the now. Though I would always say accepting things in the name of Jesus and thinking it’s the final story by logic - regardless of all other gripes (promises and allowances) ends up being acceptable because it accounts for all the messed up stuff by providing the hold steadfast through adversity and ill things around us as heaven is the final destination for us mutually exclusive and reliant being with each other.
Like angels co-existing without marriage, we get extra intel on shadows of things to come in heaven; where the higher stressed focuses are within communication and relationships; plus the extra temptation laws will subside as flesh hindrance affect will be different, right now our conscious requires extra discernment based of the implications of Christianity and our natural every day common thoughts; it will be better in heaven. ‘I do not know how to judge myself says Paul, but I therefore am not acquitted. Even if I’m blameless right now!’
When you see groups of people who classify themselves to be 'Christian' that go out and protest their judgment against other's lifestyles (see the top picture of the blog), there not representing light of Christ and his true nature. We’re lucky to have a passive aggressive leader within the biggest book of religion manifest in history. We can think how it could have been better to live a short while, everything ends up being perfectly fair but God knows how to play things out over an eternity where the differences cause the colors now and to come.
People who don’t really meet people on a personal level, other than expecting worldly adherence to do a short sided analyzation of another person’s integrity; before going back to short sided bible vision are naïve to influence and the full definition of why grace is grace and the 99 sheep get less cheers than the 1 who may only be catching up to the 99. To stumble is to learn, sin is disobedience but God punishes his own through conditioning after disobedience so the heart of a good person knows it’s outreach; it’s excessive to be vocal against people who may be true according to God based on the information differences of each person and their life story.
Plus Paul hits another point. If I’m generalizing, the higher majority of these people ‘homosexual or gay preference’ fall under the category (liberal gays) of those who are 'outsiders of the church,' you make yourself ignorant to common sense logic and your own beliefs. I'll explain why.
The Apostle Paul said"For what have I to do with judging outsiders?" Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from you."
Plus the prophetic element and the ‘always perhaps’ of the coming future; whether natural disaster or repenting to belief as always on the table, a person can thus be ‘righteous in a state of ignorance’ (all the way to the risky final date and time of hardening or actual date) where they don’t need to embrace the bottom line truth until the proper signs convict them otherwise.
If it be truth (Jesus Christ is the one and the way) they must decide to distinguish their soul in the necessary way of faith and belief or else you’re perishing according to what the word says. The gospel factors all people and tribes throughout the world, understands delayed belief and the adherence to the decision of belief follow will thus allows one person different rights compared to another based on exposure and conditioning.. (gentiles of foreign situation and Romans verse I did a currently non active (private setting) YouTube on 2/14/14 that inspired me forward early on in my belief embrace). That knowledge doesn’t translate to gays in the US and belief, but it gives more time to be strong in faith development. I use to use every card in the book not to believe.
Many gays and people in general compare to each other more than they acknowledge; it’s frustrating if people can’t acknowledge it off a premise that requires belief in supernatural, when generally speaking people don’t go that far in thought.
It’s difficult for a gay person to embrace a Christian who says they are condemned in private, yet decides to do their daily tasks very similarly with spending of money and even time and sharing, when they settle on retirement thoughts and discern people based on worldly standing (to lessor degree’s probably though not necessarily) that avoid conversation of prophecy and evangelizing to the degree of their conviction when them being put on the line could change the urgency of the decision. Though if gays push too hard at playing counter right imagery, hopefully their conditioning isn’t off on full empathy embrace for each human soul.
To summarize from the verse several paragraphs above, you shouldn’t preach homosexuality in church. You should give credit to a person who does good and says things in the name of Jesus, even if they are a gay in a church. If they are cheating or committing abominable acts of indecency at the expense of another’s development, regardless of gay or straight or child molester or whatever you want to call it – purge that evil person from you!
The 'evil person' referenced in this passage pertains to people within the house of God, who believe the word of God to be truth according to their public arguments, yet disobey the commandments God gives to us in how we act towards one another – sometimes hurting the legitimacy of what it really means to be a loving, forgiving, a non- grudgeful Christian. Are they really saving people from hell or pushing more people further from the gospel through their misled tactics? (especially the blog picture above)
I use to only fight against this type of sway but now if they’re good hearted then I see a task being completed I could associate with. You people didn’t ever first have to try being humble with the thought of thankfulness to a creator who may have instituted rules like we have rules we need to follow each day by the police law, you were just fighting from the get go and so we’re playing your game because we care! Humility matters.
When you see protesters flash signs saying "You're going to hell!" or "God hates Fags!" that is a person who claims to be within the house of God because they use the Word as their means for a display of hate. Can’t repay evil for evil and expect proper change and affect (embrace of gospel). The liberal gays on the other side who have their parades and gay fests, are those on the outside because they don't buy into the whole religion thing and their belief is not actualized.
So why can't we truly follow the rule said by Paul of "For what have I to do with judging outsiders???"
Disclaimer: Even though we are all in this world together, I hope you understand why it's okay I classify a categorized term ‘homosexual’ in this context generically referencing gays as 'outsider of the church' in this example - that means excluding gays from business and other things, means you can't co-mingle in a Christian accepting way. You have to remember, gays are the minority, and having loving acceptance of others is a way of showing the Light of Christ within you. Outsiders deserve to be insiders in your business.
If a gay feels in their heart the love they have for the same sex partner to be true to themselves, and the act of same sex not to be wrong - let's just let God handle that with them, and worry about those who do buy into God's word and what that stands for as the line of evaluation.
Is being gay a spiritual oppression? Not giving someone enough time, when you can feel the respect factor is a spiritual oppression. Being too selfish is a form of spiritual oppression because they tuned out too much to all the messages. These things could contribute to a gay being more spiritually oppressed, but percentage wise I’m not sure if it’s noteworthy.
I think it’s probably a ‘sexually immoral sin’ to be sexual with another of the same sex, as it doesn’t teach with the flow God wants (God won’t contradict His rules, He made man and female to be partners and you weren’t patient in the right way to allow the path connect or new learn in the first place) but people can handle how they do privately without us needing to go there and I’m sure it’s probably covered if it’s a developed habit based on their good souls.
One last verse while on this Corinthian note; In regards to the sexually immoral people of this world Paul says "I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with the sexually immoral people - not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world..."
Remember everything is a foul, sexual immoral sins count as two fouls is the sternness of how I interpret it. It might just be to make it fair in eternity too, but be weary I must say or speaking out like this could result in a millstone around my neck being made an example of. Lets also not forget adultery is a sin, and anyone who remarries commits this sin. You can’t plot to get laid and disregard the feelings of the other person who may be who they are suppose to be. I’d like to steal that person’s something but I don’t, even if they’re a tool. If they’re a heir in heaven (which you don’t know yet) calling them a tool means you could be liable to the council for extra punishment. Yes yes you know I’ll throw every verse at you and try and force belief at the expense of all factors used in disbelief but I’ll remind you Jesus stood up for the woman caught in adultery right in front of the Pharisees of his time.
Do you know the verse"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love?"
Are those who protest yelling derogatory names at a group of people with a different lifestyle - threatening hell and using fear and threats of punishment really following this verse above??? In the way God showed us through the Love of Jesus? I think most people would say probably not.
But why does Jesus get to say the sharp things that cause divisions in society, (like he said he would do in the epistles with the 2/3 3/2 family divide, plus more time to believe with the time sequencing of Revelations where love of money and idols over greater conversation may change the 3/2 number and oversea number) that has caused fulfillment tendencies to manifest to this day, where partial belief is embraced with less integrity.
You say the bible only causes strife, if we all knew how to get along right without the extra ‘unnecessary’ expectations of the bible,’ we’d all be off better by now. The area’s without war with abundant climate would be more proper and we’d have passed laws on prevention of drunk driving by now with marijuana legalized and used at discretion properly. Yea well at least what he said came true from a prophetic standpoint, and this is even before the full acceptance of the gospel is here yet with the fullness of the gentile fulfillment and the tribal embrace within the FTE RESOLUTE goal that desires an initial goal of 1 million participants for the mass faith belief test period term 1 of X within the 10 year time frame. Always good to not fully trust in your own understanding and remember if God has the power to do this, he has the power to do this and He’ll probably do it in a way that satisfies.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD."
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
We don't get to play God. He gets to lawyer for Himself and doesn’t want to waste his time on certain explanations He may not even go over in heaven. We don't get to drive the course of society in the way the Word of God has through the ages. We get to follow the rules as little sheep following our Shepherd for those who believe because he can earthquake us and turn off the light of a living beings existence among billions. He loves those who love Him and creates a scenario for everyone. We get to trust that God is good and there is a plan for all the madness we see taking place right now. You must love the knowing of God like you are loyal to a friend person you would protect for this or that reason.
Humans neuter dogs so they don't go out humping bitches all the time. Not to mention we control the amount dogs can eat, and force our obedience at them to adhere to our desired guidelines - regardless if it comes natural to the dog to want to have sex and eat all the time. We captivatize (yea that's a made up word, what's it to ya? I need all the self-power boost I can get for this all together semi touchy subject matter with it’s implications from believers or non believers alike) whales and cage other animals for our entertainment, showing yet another way that we force our control over lesser intellectual beings during the passing of time during our existence here on earth.
Heck we humans control each other in most facets of life too, whether that be rules and regulations (sometimes excessive), or parents bossing their children around (sometimes excessively), or in the work place where the boss tells the employee's how it is (sometimes rude excessive) - regardless of how bogus the rules seem establishing control and precedence upfront is a common practice to some degree.
What I’m getting at is we are all use to control, we can squiggle the opposite direction when it’s thrown our way but ultimately – as much as I’d like to not admit it – it makes enough sense given the encompassing factors of population and situations where we can be put into harm’s way. Even restrictions from ‘sexual immoral accusations’ have merit, where for the sake of the institution of marriage (where we learn loyalty humanely during birth existence) God, would establish control over us in the form of decreed infractions whether Christian virgins defile the marriage bed, a woman commits adultery the most logical way (dead love Christian spouse, remarry) or cheating for the ignorant allure factor of a better night all the way out to the penalties of man law.
If it be true that existence was created with purpose and with a forward fate arrow as part of the Creator’s agenda within his capability to manage, he would establish this form of control over us for the sake of conditioning and teaching as these restrictions hedge against the thought divides that create acceptance of bad practices, when we strive for trust in relationships as a primary goal. For viewership awareness I’ll include some bible verses for proper self discernment. Yes head covers we’re used to condition the state of control of the time, maybe even for a protective element righteous for the woman – I don’t really want to go into that thought, but no sexual immorality isn’t manifested differently with the ‘time and direction’ of the Spirit on its sternness with implications of judgement as a risk.
First off sexual sins are scaled differently like anything else, though all sins and sin at it’s root, are aspects of a total judgement review where elements of the infractions we commit are offset or increasingly convicted by the multitude of factors throughout the days of our lives one way or the other. Deliberate sinning is a penalty but we know ‘as passion rises we must commit to marriage’ according to the scripture, which acknowledges the passion rises for a reason – that the self-control elements may be beyond common ability to do it perfectly for percentages within our society.
1 Corinthians 5:1 ‘It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife.
And the sternness of the direction is to be noted as scripture states in
1 Corinthians 6:18 ‘Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body,’ which shows the bible counts extra degree’s in the judgement element.
Sex isn’t frowned upon ‘The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control’(1 Cor 7:3-5) but to be handled ‘like respectable adults are capable of doing in loving relationships.’
And I’ll end the passage reference rant with one passage reaffirming the severity to keep as a reminder on this topic all together; ‘For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them;’ (Ephesians 5:5-7) so it’s protection against the worst riskful people. The riskful ones who want you to be penalized (according to bogus scripture rules, though it’s only implied) as they go with their meditation and everything else seems stupid otherwise; so the banter is expected and increased situational risk follows with ‘becoming partners with them’ where risk is increased as less forethought goes into the decision making process you usually would be naturally inclined to do, as you yearn for relationship affection leading into shared positions within society and they don’t embrace it to the same degree. Most of the time, offense increases ‘spiritual turmoil’ occurs from all the scenarios involved; so things work out okay for the most part but even the strict Ephesian content gives us the grasp on how judgement can penalize us more than we reckon should be the case, depending on where you are at in your life journey. It’s one thing to be like this or that, it’s another thing to be like that or this, etc etc etc.
I'm thankful during this stretch of existence to be a human with a will free to choose the decisions in front of me with the understanding and knowledge I have with the factors of consideration in each decision. I’m not always thankful of the scenario altogether, that we are attracted to each other yet people take offense one way or the other and that we can be penalized in all sorts of ways by the forms of acting control, where manipulation can occur very easily on this ‘spiritual’ subject matter.
Yea I know you may not be into religion, Christianity in particular - but if we're say 85X smarter than a dog (communication, sequenced logistical decision making with strategy and additional handling capability) and if reality dictated humans be distinguished above all other species, sparked by the Creator’s initial programing plan to allow things to evolve as they have, where we are ‘made in His image,’ then we can see linerage in this distinction between man and animals all the way out to man and God of reality and illusion with all conceived supernatural abilities in control of vision dream and physical touch.
Nobody likes being controlled if it takes away something you don't want to give up, so God lets us live and learn in all sorts of ways where we get to choose. That's pretty reasonable. Lots of people don't want to give up alcohol, but being drunk all the time is ruining their life. God lets us learn moderation or not get as far as we would otherwise desire if we could otherwise do as we would rather do in that scenario if you catch my drift in a rut or plateau plain I don’t know
The ironic thing is most people can't even humble themselves enough to say thanks through a simple prayer on a daily basis because they can find a million reasons through the comfort of each other why the notion of God having control over us seems bogus, therefore not including the requirements of God in their actions and way of life. Yes the disbelief stance creates difficulty in this embrace, but let me throw this at you..
We don't have all the answers, so all you got is faith in your belief. Faith is believing in the unknowns and it usually requires putting hope towards stuff. There is stuff better than sex, though sex shows God gives. You don't know that you're going to get hired for that job, but you have enough faith to go to the interview and still have hope you will have what it takes.
You don't know why God allows good stuff to happen to bad people and bad stuff to happen to good people, but you still have faith and hope the answers will come since we were created to have intellectual understanding, and if love is real then God wouldn't end our souls existence since God doesn't play by the rules of beginning and end since we can't explain the starting point of everything, Himself included.
So all I'm getting at is I'm not crazy for putting all this time towards learning more about God the creator, and Jesus the appointed boss who gets the control now to some degree (Satan rules) and in heaven fully. I'm also getting at the fact that your efforts may not be in vain if you seek to spiritually understand more of the 'whys' behind why things are as they are and who our kind yet stern God is (kinda like some bosses are) if the Christian total grasp proves the loudest and most undeniable starting point given your exposure. You could say Jesus follower, or believer, or maybe a missionary some day but not cling to the Christian connotation if you want; I’m a gentile believer in the spiritual wave of the coming apocalypse where hopefully zombies won’t manifest from DNA mutation! It’s extra strategy, but we are meant to grow.
Love is harsh sometimes, we all know tough love can be necessary. God teaches us that every single day through what we are allowed to be exposed to. Ultimately heaven becomes more exciting if we know the great state of protection we are in, with past memory organized correctly that will create more vibrant uniqueness in the ‘shadow of things to come’ element of God’s artistry. Face to face answers will eventually come (not all of them perhaps as the Father keeps a play going) – but in the meantime we put our faith towards the telling’s of the bible; the passed on perceived or revelatory tested information that allows us to conceive extra thought, things we naturally embrace to some degree as we want power or to learn it better. To gain in this regard, knowing the grading scale matters. Thus be more human than dog!
So does believing in Jesus mean people of other beliefs or ideals are screwed? Doesn’t not the bible reference passages that are currently confidently taken and construed claiming Jesus is the only way to the eternal spirit? Well you can’t deny Jesus for the sake of the reverse righteous justification for man’s theories on doing it better if Jesus was not only real but the miracles were real and the initial creator being wants us to know the facts of the matter as part of the first major embrace for mankind.
If that is true, which is reasonable to believe (BELIEVE TAB shows ‘blueprint logic’) then it still would seem off for the true believers of another faith that ‘have God’s law written within their heart, that inevitably found a different path’ to be forced into a perilous scenario (while American’s are collecting checks in paneled houses with low prophecy resolve) or to change the peace they’ve found through the knowledge they’ve learned and acquired together through time, wouldn’t it? Thankfully, like the video above went over Romans 2:14-16 (first early random bible book open of memory that was my first favorite verse) – there are circumstances in the bible that help give extra assurance to believers who have concerns over this dilemma, where faith in a righteous system instituted by God through His word wouldn’t be just to not include everyone without taking into account the discretion element of all decisions, sometimes outweighing letter of the law black and white.
One of the scenarios for future FTE initiatives, through blanket statements (Hindu says this on the social media platform to witness their belief in the best fewest words of grace, but under code 1 they could include FTE disclaimer or during a particular timeframe testing they could participate, even if for only a sentence under disclaimer format defending their current beliefs, yet they could ‘be a dummy’ for a moment in their total logic of their own faith and use the disclaimer with this or that correct verbiage to address the acknowledgment of the prolificacy of the knowledge of Jesus; all in the form of a rhetoric that may be dicey to them, may not be, may be worth it, may not be worth it, completely up to them – to those who are able to participate in the future spot where this becomes a major initiative. Maybe as far as online posting, though don’t want to be pushy but part of the participation element of the peoples profiles at times throughout the 10 year bible test timeframe. Speak your prayer out like a news reporter on video camera, keep it on private or public settings – then at some point through your own personal meditation on these thoughts, with the memory you created, seek further through the thought as ‘your assurance,’ and who knows we may learn from you.
Ideally it’s best to confess the name of Jesus because it’s the most clear direct thing to do (it creates the acknowledgement to belief in first Jesus virtue and then all the extra thoughts) and it allows the initiatives to preach in peace the good news to all ears across the globe (Romans 10). Many people don’t take religion serious for serious enough reasons they don’t comply but with great magnitude it is important because life is too vain and short compared to the age of the knowledge of everything else.
Where you are throughout the globe plays a factor with the discretion decisions at hand given a more cohesive attempt of ‘oneness’ where parallels of the past historian initiatives collide with the current ‘larger mass cooperation’ movement; it’s true too that nations and tribes of different religions may have extra grace and extra qualities for an increase and betterment for everyone. I believe their knowledge and practices are instituted and taught through the Holy Spirit, but regardless of the name tied to the intuition, the decision making to be a servant correctly means God’s spirit is in them, as everything is under his control. You don’t kill a innocent person. You don’t punish someone by not acting off only hearing a whisper during a firestorm. God knows the resolve and discretion of all factors that go into decisions. Apologies for putting myself over!
One of the largest reasons I had resentment or doubt towards belief in Jesus for a large chunk of my life was because I felt like believing in Jesus meant I was condemning other people of different beliefs or ways of life. I don't like how the bible makes God's people 'chosen' over other people, when I could have just as easily been born to that different person's mother and been raised down a different path with a different set of beliefs given to me in my life where different relayed structural messages passed on to my ears from people I associated to during my upbringing contradict belief in Father and Son entrance.
BlanketStatement: Some people just feel connected to each other and the world, and that feels many times more real to their hearts than belief in Jesus and his teachings. I’d rather keep my current degree of dignity, love my family as I do, treat my co-workers as I do, and keep my outlooks with my sense of wishful optimism all the way to death and just play the odds – God would be too vain otherwise to create me, not anoint me and let me die comparatively speaking; more so than associate to judgeful white Christians as religion as a whole (whether Jesus’s teachings of love or Hindu embraces of emotion) as all teachings like evolution are systematic learning's of natural social advancement that shouldn’t connect to initial creator, since His or it’s strategy as God or the God’s have thus allowed all the events of war to occur up to this point right now. Who am I to say I am right and going to heaven, while you are wrong and going to hell to suffer in a ‘mistaken forsaken state’ for an eternity because you don't feel believing in Jesus and the bible feels true?
A Buddhist may be spiritual and hold to many parallel teachings of peace and unity that aspects of the bible also teach, but the bible would still classify it as a false religion since belief in Jesus through faith is a requirement and it opens the door for extra idol meditation (less exact source) though maybe my assumption is off, but regardless how much does it connect? The yoke of Christianity is to serve to the degree that permits.
This topic or debate stirs up strong emotions, as it should to those who seek God or something more, with a heart of truth that care for all people. I believe God the creator of us planned and wanted this to be something we all question, so that we learn to better follow the law written within our hearts on what is right and righteous and move forward from that.
As is the case for many people whether Christian or not, it doesn't feel right or okay to hold your religion as an absolute right way of life over others. When I started reading the bible in 2010, I intentionally did not read the New Testament the majority of the time, because I didn't want to commit to belief in Jesus until I got answers on how and why you can say one religion is ‘the way’ while others are false and ‘worthy of being condemned.’
I could write so much more on this topic and plan to down the road as it's very complicated, but I'll explain the first experience that gave me hope that all tribes and nations and peoples will get a fair shot to be friends in heaven - because anyone with a good heart knows that the different flavors of people in this life bring added meaning to this world and is something to embrace.
In college, when I choose my blanket statement as agnostic with cold or hot ‘follower’ embrace, I read everything through the spiritual gentile of people my age defending their stances. When I hit 25 I had a nice random probability combo of prayer and page opening within a short sequenced time events (other than perceiving with lots of back knowledge or direct revelation, what other form of extra conviction do you get other than opening a book of thousands of pages to such nail on the head elements of my up to then needed answers?) that lead to the above mentioned Romans 2:14-16 verses that seemed like the newest form of inclusion for everyone.
I associated myself as a Gentile at this point in my walk (a non believer sometimes 'more in favor of flesh lobbyism like I was' who is not bound to the specific rules of the bible or 'law' in their current state) more so just following don’t judge a soul, forgive more than may be logical, and show extra love with extra availability. Later on, still aware of how I read Gentile ‘spiritual visual association of people groups being in a different country and time than past Jerusalem writings,’ my faith grew in Jesus and the hope that everyone gets a fair shot to heaven. Once we get past this time frame, there seems to be the right kind of speculation about an exciting heaven to come so I secretly cheered more for Christianity to somehow prove true. Anyway the verse I opened to says
"For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the works of the law is written on their hearts, while their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse themon that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men By Christ Jesus."
So say a Buddhist modern day gentile dies, who stood for peace and unity and is connected to people in a true way where offering a helping hand to those in need comes natural, that becomes ‘the law on to themselves’ even though they were never bound to the ‘law of the bible’ or confessed vocally in Jesus prior to death. They will be given the opportunity to have their conflicting thoughts accuse or even EXCUSE them on that day of judgment when we are all held accountable to the life we live here on earth. Did this deceased Buddhist adhere to the teachings of the Holy Spirit? It appears so.
Jesus said ‘I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.’ So after the Buddhist dies and is raised from the dead at the time of resurrection he can’t get into New Jerusalem to see the throne of the Father, unless he reports to Jesus first at the gates who says ‘you knew me.’ So technically Christianity doesn’t condemn other religions, in my personal belief that I’ve put my whole heart into.
NOTE: It’s excessive speculation to create definitions of deceased looking over us while they are in the grave looking over our every move. We will learn it better in heaven and there are real life accounts of a knowledge they are in a peaceful screensaver state of general anesthesia where the regular screen can activate and emotional responses can come down from heaven, ‘being touched by an angel’ in real life needed times, from the deceased love ones. Also this speculation consists of accounts of people with dream visions of wisp state of heaven shadow travel that is a bit excessive to conclude on. --- Hopefully I’ll get funding for a few of these speculative visuals within the FTE 3D interface as traveling to heaven’s festivals is a main goal, but attending everyone is to religious – the shadow travel can be reflection time when you ‘got zapped,’ for not sinning but using up a max ‘heaven negative’ power bar that you can’t quite keep an exact science on. The shadow travel isn’t fig tree hanging out, but more so missing out on something you would attend every single time. Abraham and Jesus are drinking fruit of the vine at the festival! --- Did you think heaven was just normal conversation and a few boring festivals? That's naive but not the top focus right now. Anyway, it looks promising that the bible will finalize it's lawyering to correctly account for all people and parties involved prior to the coming of Jesus. However this initiative is transparent throughout the process and therefore will create answers of next thought along the way, however that plays out is a matter of faith prophecy testing. Climate change funding is overrated if people are suffering in hot areas with chemical gas!
Throughout the history of the bible, the historic writings and recordings revealed distinct intention of the writers to show God’s sovereignty through the knowledge of predestination. It requires additional effort because it can take away from current outlooks of the masses dedicated to perfecting their crafts and family management. So I don’t get any credit for anything I do? Or so God knew that this was going to happen to me, how am I not sour over that? Basically if you don’t know enough material that supports and connects to each other, it creates a bitterness that doesn’t create enough specific resolve, based on the prerogative to dig deeper into the full expanse of bible literature.
However it is still necessary to point out that the writers of the bible made enough consistent effort at different times of this revealing, to affirm and re-affirm that God created everything in advance and controls the outcomes to dates of His selection. Even the Father has an additional element of surprise over Jesus’s next move and the prophetic direction of the bible gives a telling that, although He Lord of eternity the Father of light on His thrown will keep Jesus (who we will be made like) reporting to Him through the way we control our meditation and source knowledge of virtuous measuring. We will always report to Jesus and Jesus may know the day’s outline from the Father through a passcode that he doesn’t need to check, said in an analogy.
Whether the knowledge was revealed back as far as Abraham I haven’t critically taken time to think on specifically (though he was aware the act of offering His son goes against a righteous God’s desire, yet it could be foretelling just like the promise he received on descendants he will sit over with in heaven) regardless it became more and more an initiative to let us understand that God has that control, but knew how to limit memory to create fresh learning and to create the ‘virtual knowledge’ rules of the programming that was conceived prior to the foundation of the world. Said in paraphrase; ‘I know the end before the beginning says God; I knew you before you were born in what you would become and accomplish and that I don’t intend to harm you; he was before me in the story before the foundation of the world, whose shoelaces I technically wouldn’t be able to even tie says John the Baptist.’
By the various signs and acts of God’s inclusion within our reality here on earth (Moses talking to the burning tree, miracles, angel communication) we know God plays with us to some degree outside of regular expectation, whether that be for our learning sake, to display the power difference and that there is no limit for us to grasp upfront, and maybe He plays along like an actor in a movie with the way He gets involved in and or thwarts man’s affairs. -- Example: He ‘manages a project with blueprints already made, but manages us in His own variable factor way with varying styles of loyalty, perhaps to keep Himself less monotonous to the rehearsal of everything (though his nature doesn’t cross the line), which goes with one of His definition to be reactively proactive and not robotic only (spirit’s extra forbearance factor of unique diversity).’ Besides the speculation that occurs when we dig too deep into the hindsight predestination element of reanalyzing and learning, with examples like Noah’s story that makes us question how exact God’s pre-foundation of the world blueprints really were / are we continue knowing not to boast in our accomplishments, to acknowledge that not one thing is given to us (thoughts) unless God decided for it to be received or allowed to be received though the required steps of effort, exposure, and rules within the growing realm of mankind’s cognitive blossom.
Noah Example on blueprint questioning: It’s hard to know how much God knew he would flood the earth during Noah’s reign, prior to Him saying after the flood which supposedly was already on the initial blueprint, ‘I was not pleased with the creation, man wasn’t good enough; I only want to spare Noah and the 7 others.’
So did he know in advance that mankind would be too primitive and selfish, not unique enough from animals (which we eat) in total conversation? So the next though was is He punishing us for tempting Adam and Eve, slapping sin’s in our face? It creates more and more speculation if you try and think too many ways on the various ‘stories of grace,’ fortunately God keeps His secrets but reveals enough to give confidence in peoples gripes with the ultimatums we were left behind with, or left with if we eternally trust in Him. --- To summarize on the above reflection: He knows everything in advance and how to see it all completed in His exact timing said in His own way to progress mankind to the end before the next new beginning.
The topic is cold and hot, cold to bible enthusiasts already well accustomed and knowledgeable to preach to their / the spirits leading (cross crucified measure of Pentecost to now they discern within guidelines of requirement where the teaching of less risk and prudence confirms their conviction to not lead astray or cause stumbling, so that ‘anyone who says this lessor thing doesn’t get degraded to least in the kingdom’ as they witness down a straight forward path, anchoring the bibles first mandate.
Hot to people who don’t associate to Christianity as willingly, who vibe affirm knowledge, that are less committedly vocal ‘to their ability they say,’ imaged to their loyalty towards the gospel; more inclined to be puffed in the clouds before knowing the full material, but keeping faith in their affinity of the supernatural, with an inclination and preference to theory conversation they perceive well.
Predestination teaching allows us to learn God working in our lives better, to better ‘see’ God working in our lives through the circumstances all around us. ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, they see God.’ BEATITUDES verse 8
God classifies us as clay and says ‘I’m the potter, I get to mold each one of you how I choose according to a plan, who are you to talk back to me if I made you.’ That means we get free will decisions every single time, but there are more elements into how we get influenced, that is part of the total discretion our minds need to be aware and reactive to. Otherwise we see blind, we just look at standing where we lose goals of prophecy, losing strategic purpose in our and other people’s lives, we all then get thrown into the parable of the sower and the seed where we get choked by losing the urgency Jesus demanded time and time again in the revealed teachings of the New Testament (often parable) which creates less belief and faith for the forward momentum to intellectually challenge the scenario.
This or that event happens and every decision is weighed (think ghetto state of oppression), though we still need the anchor teaching always! But yes this or that thing happens in front of you, enabling you to learn and meditate on how and why God would allow this current thing to occur. Most of the time we just have to test our patience and predestination acknowledgement becomes a bit too rigorous to call God into question over dropping silverware or spilling a glass. Though if it keeps you ‘denying excessive me thoughts, to pick up the cross daily,’ it may not be a bad step to take. The bible says to pray constantly for a reason as praying for patience is an acknowledgement to predestination for when things don’t go how you need / want them too and angels can play a factor in the sequencing of events big or small. To evaluate the control and affect aspect of life’s decision making, how 50% of people will always choose this decision and stop there, or 20% (hypothetically) can’t get around this reaction, we end up seeing how we can be ‘pathed’ or forced to follow our own ‘scripts’ by adherent to God’s roadblocks or openings where we are required to follow our internal teachings.
It’s always better to give credit to ‘God’s sovereignty’ because sometimes we don’t have easy decisions to make, and we can react naturally before listening and create lies from initial indecision. The initial decision to ‘play it how you would and should always have to in front of everyone,’ is the trust God may require for you and sometimes it means ‘denying’ the tendency of preference, or denying the continued meditation or money / lust decision at hand.
A good question is to ask yourself, How do I pass this test in front of me right now, in accordance with the will of God in my life? How do I then acknowledge God’s element of strategy so that you are not counter intuitive to God’s unsearchable depth of knowledge and wisdom? It shouldn’t always be that this or that thing happened for a reason, to that degree of saying it. Where you wouldn’t listen to the descriptive details of ‘before the foundation of the world blueprints of God’s clay mold effect on mankind that requires the extra discretion required in proactive servanthood,’ but rather dismiss of simple preferred concept (God’s teaching is predestined in itself) but go back to I’m chosen unless I side with everyone and don’t define my final outlook other than retirement. Plus you have risk of over extenuating ‘in this moment of angelic time’ which is a puff risk I’m well aware of myself. Ultimately we all go through different similar learnings with many different particles within the clay of our lives. (temptation, spiritual, knowledge, flesh, etc etc)
Sometimes we are supposed to be exposed the same regardless of precaution ability, whether meditative or physical occurrence; God brings down and builds up and builds up and brings down and shames to discipline and teach where we can be wise or fool made an example of or not, all according to imagery requirements that don’t always seem fair when were learning and being challenged.
The blueprints were created with much forethought on many elements of reflection. The strategy of the childcare room was created prior to the foundation of the world, when the blueprints were made knowing the percentages of common to rare situations that can or will occur or unfold. Similar to man’s surveillance knowledge of traffic jam spots or higher probability of accidents throughout the course of the time with road signs or elements that change probability and create subsequent situation. You can’t start a fire without at least a spark and you can’t reflect on predestination without belief in God’s sovereignty and belief is the spark to expand yourself pertainable grace relevant to your future.
One virus can change a life and like an earlier blog post I mentioned they ‘heavenly hosts’ track to the trillionth – we humans, with our short-sighted memory, can very easily be affected and handled in a way where we are intentionally condition for spirit and soul tendency development; all the while allowing these percentages that are tied to every scenario in advance to ‘grow like the wheat and chaff.’ Does Satan know His own? How are evil people conditioned? (Not sure, might come back to that) but regardless the summary of this all is it’s best to see out far enough, with enough proper knowledge in the meantime with how it all ties together, so that your end strategy makes you more valuable than what probability could dictate to you as the example rare percentage as it appears this would limit your risk to a fatality like situation, though ‘rules of faith,’ never allow anyone to be safe.
God gives us our own domain here on earth to play out, we reap what we sow in all things both individually and collectively as a society. We were made to randomly select names of animals where the Fibonacci of language and words allows our decisions to be unique to Gods short term memory control of Himself. Though I bet if you challenged God to ‘work a little harder’ he would be able to make a clause stating he knew the name of a giraffe prior to Adam naming the long necked creature that name. Genesis 2:20 ‘The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field.’ We are living in probability, in a symphony of timed occurrences controlled by God where we get our own dominion, but nothing is outside of God’s grasp and He made the concept of faith relevant to everything where the lack of absolute certainty on unexplained matters, require we learn Him as the source, the one to trust.
The will of God states there is a process of maturation in our lives and faith, that teaches us to see the hand of God working in our lives and others as well, because we become more consistent in our actions so that when the inconsistent things happen we learn to discern how and why God put that in our lives and how to respond correctly. What ultimately happens is we’re suppose to become steadfast in faith and actions (which go hand in hand), so that we become less wishy washy with decisions that hold us back from the harmful practices to our well being and success, the influence God wants for us within the strategy of His will.
This means you acknowledge the requirement to work for God in your life, meaning you must love God in your thankfulness on a daily basis, and have obedience to Him in that you ultimately love others which is a system that makes the world a better place and is the cornerstone teaching of the bible (two greatest commandments to love God and Others which go hand in hand) The goal is to learn to become consistent in your faith which requires increased biblical knowledge so you know the rules to follow if there are gray area questions in your conscious you know you should overcome. Sometimes recent memory of a bible verse keeps you from being a fraud, even if it’s a minute detail! (though God knows the measure)
To become steadfast, passing the small daily tests need to come as second nature, things that you know you should do each day when the opportunities arise (treat people right, muster up the motivation to go the extra mile for someone, drop things for people in need, give time to God in your day through prayer to remind yourself to be held accountable to the standard along with to learn to live in a better state of thankfulness, etc).
By understanding predestination in our lives, we start seeing the God placed circumstances currently happening to you as an act that God allowed for you to learn from that was put there with forethought according to His plan. Though you learn to take it as a grain of salt you know how you are held accountable to the standard you create. We are imperfect beings and God allows evil to occur, sometimes just (opens Satan exposure) sometimes unjust (Job to be made an example of). We know God doesn't temp anyone with evil per James 1:13, but when we do things incorrectly against God's will in our lives - it opens the door for worse exposure.
Satan is allowed to trick us into harmful decisions that God allows us to suffer through, so that we ultimately learn from them and come back stronger. Some of the decisions feel great in the now, but bite us in the end in our happiness ultimately. This concept of God allowing us to suffer by not following His way, was needed in the blueprints so that time wasn’t machinery. Earning is a reward and a system within itself, within this realm. Instead of ill embrace to God (not going there) when we are upset, it’s good to remember that we can learn to differentiate between the two (good and evil) and taste that God's way is good for us because we know that "God is Love" and that God is in fact good and He requires Himself as the source of initial discretion knowledge – though money was made for good purpose too and the Sabbath is a different day for a reason!
So "acknowledging God in all your ways" means you acknowledge the predestination aspect that God placed things that happen in our lives there for a reason, so that we become more and more strong in His way (doing things how we know we should), which brings the richest way of life lived to our soul, which carries over to everyone and everything else.
My internal struggle with the predestination concept of Christianity. I don’t anymore, but I did before I committed to belief because of initially questioning the righteousness of a God who created Satan and how is it okay to create someone who always was or became evil and then lock him up in hell? Surely we can still convert Satan bare minimum but regardless I’m not buying into this! I therefore created the ‘ignorant in unbelief’ belief standpoint towards Christianity and other religions.
In the Old Testament book of Exodus, in the days of Moses, God hardened the heart of Pharaoh (Leader of the Egyptian people) so that no matter what miracles or things Moses said or did on behalf of God, the Pharaoh would not listen. Example verse below..
Exodus 9:12 "But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had spoken to Moses." How is that right, that God allows people to become evil if he knows everyone that will be part of heaven and we know hell is a curse not to be reckoned with? Well sometimes decisions are weighted and outside of our control regardless of the best gripes in the world.
Have you ever been in an argument with someone that will not listen to your viewpoint but chooses because of their own reality and those they associate with (if applicable), to discredit whatever you have to say because their viewpoint and way of choice is threatened? It’s not even about the information of protecting the integrity of the conversation, it’s about winning whether in a twisted way or righteous indignation the end goal is to take whatever you can get away with, regardless of weighing merit within reason. Conversations can become borderline ‘blasphemous,’ where the truth doesn’t matter or full explanation can be swindled away for the sake of gaining the victory that leads to the meditation or lack of meditation that is created as the end means. We are blasphemous to God when we go excessive on ‘ignorant unbelief,’ because what is may just be what is and we didn’t really look at the information correctly for the sake of simple outs.
In the bible, the usage of the word "hardened" means to disbelieve in the notion that we are accountable to the sins of the bible (which is a broad complicated topic) and in the faith that Jesus will be our leader for those who believe in the next age.
This is a topic I struggle with personally as I have always put my own concepts of righteousness before the righteousness of God (though there are many similarities as right is right and good is good and when I didn't believe I wasn't bound to that code during that stage in my life) I still could create scenarios that seemed justified nevertheless. It took an eye-opening experience of through change revelation to take the next step, though my conditioning of life meaning was creating a yearning for more answers. I therefore thus do not blame others for not committing to belief, though I’m not convinced on peoples goodness like I use to be adamant about.
Romans 10:3-4 "For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes."
My mind works like this.. We have no control over the cards we are dealt with in life, as far as being born into this world and the settings we grow up in. We have no control over the genetics and large social factors and inherent abilities that lead us down the paths we go in life, that mold us the way we become; so how is it righteous that God chooses to send some people to hell and others are chosen for heaven when we are all set down different paths in life that we had no initial control over? Oppression in society is real, so is the importance of parenting - you are naive if you think that we alone 100% of the time can control our fate in this regard? Doesn’t seem fair!
Plus did the disciples really have the opportunity to decide on the degree’s of bounding to heaven, in a system where we humans are termed as wheat of heaven or chaff of the fire of hell that all grow independently mutually exclusive until the big day comes? Did these same disciples who barely could listen to Jesus telling him of his death on the cross to come until right before or even after not yet actualized what occurred, then get the permission from God almighty to decide on the ‘bounding of eternal fate’ of others who crossed their paths?
Though eventually I’ll admit they learned it quite well, even being able to miracles themselves after Jesus died where new literature in the new testament was created after they got more acclimated to the things at hand. Not quite since Paul re-affirmed we can’t actually know until the revealing of the fire; though Peter laid the ground rules for us to discern from and could pray according to the decisions being made around him.
Regardless, it's a hard pill to swallow that God has so much control of the bigger future ahead when we are making mistakes in a temptation filled world now – I should be able to slack right now given all the details some say! We tend to prefer to think of ourselves as high value within in existence, just look at that person, that means I should be safe! But the truth is - even though we are worth much more value than animals and are the elite species on earth - we humans are not all we are cracked up to be, especially in comparison to a God who takes His own glory and wants us to know He has to choose mercy not to react more powerfully off bad behavior. The free will decision making God allows Himself to get fretted over at various times of time playing out. Just look at the hardships and tough realities of this world and you'll understand how imperfect we are as a human race, but God knows how to control His own mind and relevance to a higher degree of existence.
So the hard pill to swallow is that we are either going to be slaves of God, which means you are free to live by rules and concepts of following His will here on earth, or we are slaves to selfish ‘short sided’ desires in that we are slaves to the sins and rules Satan plays by that are referenced throughout the bible.
Romans 6:22-23 "But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
So ultimately, even though it seems ludicrous to many non-believers, righteousness comes from accepting that the supernatural start of existence came from God the Father and creator of all, and His decision to create sin and evil was so that we can learn to trust Him and what is good, along with follow his designated leader and son Jesus Christ, where true righteousness comes through faith in a concept that earns us this coveted eternal life and shared glory in the next life with those who also believe and follow the rules Christ stood for. It's when we think of ourselves too highly, giving our existence too much worth, that we get hardened in understanding that keep us ignorant to a more proper faith and belief. I know this first hand as I still remember the hardenings I once had.
The righteousness comes from the fact that life is a gift, and we did nothing to be able to exist and play for each breath we get. The verse below is not as extenuated as it should be ‘God does to us whatever He chooses, but we only preached for a while that Jesus just loves you blindly but really it’s only if you adhere. ’
Proverbs 8:17 ‘I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.’
John 14:21 ‘Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.’
John 14:15-17 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, who the world cannot receive, because it nether sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be with you.’
John 15:12-17 ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
Plus the reminder of the ‘two greatest commandments see MARK 12:28-31 ‘LOVE GOD, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR’
Moral of the story is you have to be receptive to God’s will, which is embrace other people the right way with having a code of respect and proactive optimism to other people who have been on their path working for something we shouldn’t covet, be in rivalry of, or spite against – rather keep trusting in God who will provide for us all in due season.
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Romans 9:14-18 “What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardness whomever he wills.”
God created a standard of adherence where he can choose the next biggest decision in our souls existence, eternal life to those who love and have the right diligence for information, and to those who are hardened who do not have life’s requirements in their hearts - who will either perish and seize to exist after the judgment of our lives, or live in hell for an eternity being made an example just as Sodom and Gomorrah is constantly made as the example for the people who did not follow the law of God written within their hearts who followed a different code. I ended up justifying Satan ‘being in the only state He knows,’ as my analogy for God creating a worse state of living for those condemned to hell, of which is a trust factor all together on God still knowing what to do to handle all the factors of running things as He does.
It’s good to be reminded in the Romans chapter 9 verse that it is God who hardens those who do not believe, and it is God who has compassion on those who accept the free gift of life - which means you accept there is a God the Father who created all, and he decided to want to share his domain with a Son who will rule over us. God allows you to be tempted, to stumble can mean He loves you like a Father who spanks His child.
If you create something, it's your prerogative to do with it as you choose. It's not righteous for someone else to take for granted what you made and use it selfishly for whatever evil desire they end up wanting to use it for, cheating you out of your work or stealing your time from you. Now read the verse below and connect it to what I just wrote:
Romans 9:20-23 "But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, "Why have you made me like this?" Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? What if God, desiring to show his wrath to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory"
God is the potter and we are the clay that is molded by God however he chooses in life. Notice the verse above ends in "prepared beforehand for glory" which means God already knows who makes it to the next life and who does not. We can’t really go there too much, but yes God shares His glory as well. God controls the uncontrollable circumstances in life that lead us to perceive and become who we become and the paths we go down, often controlled by the systems of control in creation (power, money, love, etc). All we know are the rules in front of us, and to strive forward the best we can with the right soul receptive to God’s inclinations and the teachings within the Holy Spirit rule book of ‘reason and grace.’
If you don't believe all the bible to be the Word of God, then there is no point for you to call yourself a Christian and believe in Jesus, because otherwise we could make up a different religion that makes more sense to the understanding we have in this life in a human self-justification way.
Nobody's really going to hell! Everything is going to work out if you're a good person working 40 hours a week! But the harsh reality is you are ignorant as a Christian believer if you don't accept the harshness and truth behind things being God's way or the highway. Can make it vague and convert future heirs of heaven that need more info. Predestination is a harsh reality that is spoken of constantly in the bible.
Isaiah 46:10 "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'
If you don't accept this harsh reality, it means you would be called 'hardened' to the bible. That still bugs me a bit personally because I can understand why people get so fed up with religion and the inconsistencies of Christianity with those who believe, but it doesn't change the fact that the teachings of Christianity at its core in loving others as you would want to be loved, is a deep truth of life nobody can deny on how to live in unity. So partial belief is allowed all the way up in final prophecy!
I could quote many predestination verses from the bible, but I'll just add a couple more below:
Romans 11: 2 ‘God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew...’ and 1 Peter 2:8 ‘They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.’ PLUS Revelation 13:8 ‘and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain’
And this Revelation 16:6 verse helps you get ironically non hardened or hardened to the initial disdain we have with hell in the first place about people who only want to hurt you, go ‘blood’ towards you even if it’s just a light slam it’s who they are inside.. Though most people mature correctly in life, not everyone does on the thoughts of their mind or decisions or indecision's to lend a willing hand. ‘For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!’
So if you want the truth, it is that before the foundation of the world began - God decided to create the concept of family and fellowship, which started with having his own son who would later become manifested on earth, to become the one who received the extra ‘oil of gladness,’ more than the rest of us, who unjustly was killed to make a righteous covenant of ‘law of procedures’ that requires we love according to the appropriate measure of our ability.
To believe in God you must first acknowledge to yourself that the concepts of love playing out on earth through family, friends, & acquaintances was designed on purpose. The element of having meaningful relationships or proper recognition and respect between the other civilized humans here on earth, is the extra ingredient of strategic purpose within our realm of existence that allows belief in the not yet mass verified definitions of the creator’s hand in our lives. This element of extra purpose within the thankfulness of life’s good things, helps to connect our learning of faith and fate being a true concept to embrace within an intrinsic existence where we humans get the extra intelligence.
The faith and fate element of strategic purpose behind the creation we are living in, serves to give peace to the faith we have in us being protected for future existence under the creator’s intention; who has the eternal power to continue life. You acknowledge that the opportunities, the embraces, the yearnings or burdens, the responsibilities we have to take care of each other, were all aspects of life created by God with forethought.
To believe in God you decide to say that the concept of love is not just a chemical reaction that we are aware of like saliva prior to food, more so you realize that without connecting love to meaning and to the creator – we’re in big trouble given the world around us. Trust in this concept is essential, trust that God likes to give appropriately is also part of that trust.
Believing in God means you believe things actually do happen for a reason. Love was created for a reason. You were created for a reason. You abstract the details of the scenario, which don’t all add up – and decide what God is making us do, what we get to do and how we go from there with the starting conversations we explore in the spiritual realm of thought. If God created everything, then how particularly informative would he be to mandate our expectations here on earth and was the bible really created to be part of history to give the extra information we need to create the additional spiritual realm conversations foretelling of the future existence to come? Are we really created in the image of the creator who communicates in the same form of letters and words with his created? If enough of the total things add up, you learn the way your intuition guides you in this optimistic faith that fate and God are real and even further so, the promises and statutes of the bible are good enough to rely on, despite any gripe we may have on the mandates pressed upon us.
To believe in God is to believe in something more. It isn't an absolute that can be proven undoubtedly, but it makes more sense and feels more right than not to believe. It means you have to have hope in something more and you take comfort in that assurance.
Believing in God means you have to hold yourself accountable to a higher code because that was the plan designed ahead of time with foresight, and you are thankful for this opportunity because the requirements not only make sense but add true meaning. Sometimes it’s corny to be in a servant role in a competitive world, but definitions of righteousness, integrity, virtue, respect, honor, and even of award systems playing out, are all words of descriptive detail that many people willingly embrace that justify God being who we would assume He will be if He has the power to change and rectify everything and judge us fairly.
(If you don't believe in God, these assumptions are some generalizations behind those who do believe in God with some of the logic behind ‘the why’ on why so - doesn't mean they aren't relevant to you too, you who probably still love others too or are equally aware of loves definition(s). )
Spoken in debate format: Religion is cancer and we need to cure it by eradicating it from our society. You are a bigot if you are Christian anymore, to even associate with that name. Religion is a dying cult. Just go away religion, let me live my life in peace without your constant meaningless mumble.
Any religion that condemns people to go to hell for not having their beliefs is a cult. Any religion that would condemn people for their choice to be gay is a cult. Being sexist putting males over females is not okay. The concept of sin is stupid. The bible is outdated and full of fairy tale miracles and abusive stories of rape, slavery, and murder. You call this book of writings the ‘Word of God...’ - Really people??? Let’s just not put a definition on God upfront, there’s too much bs to factor with everything.
Not all people with different practices are better or worse, whether a religion person or not the differences of people ranging from classified definitions of ‘poor’ to ‘rich’ and everything in between; they all alike manage their day and responsibilities within the requirements of the demand of their day for the most part. How about we just let people be, leave each other alone correctly and if we want a little extra gripe towards religion in general and towards it’s extra ‘unwarranted expectations,’ then lets not worry about it, it’s best to not even start an offensive conversation in the first place but if I want to gripe then that’s my prerogative says the growing trend of people these days!
We can all agree religions have some useful truths associated to them, it’s good to remember a few extra details here and there and they had to of been originated and publicated in one form or another like anything else which we can give recognition to like any other developed practice but taking them for anything more is the new way of being an extremist. Any sort of belief assumption in the spiritual realm of conversation that damns people to a lessor existence (belief expectation one way or the other) is too extreme of an outlook says the growing trend of people these days!
Our society would be so less divided if religion would just go away completely. I don't judge the Christian, I just judge the mental brainwashing disease they are dealing with that irks me. If you choose to live your life based off the Christian fairy tale myth, you will likely rub me the wrong way a decent chunk of the time, but that's your choice which I can handle. Just don't push your agenda on me! The griping continues..
I don't feel like I can be myself around a Christian and I can only be in with so many people in my life. How is it I have to feel guilty (Christian acceptance underlining clause of servanthood) for things I shouldn't have to feel guilty about?! Christians are one of the most judgmental of any types of person if we're talking on a wide scale basis – they aren’t in with the times or if they are it’s all too counter intuitive! You can keep praying to your God, while I keep watching all the unfair suffering and evil taking place in this world while your God sits back and allows it all to happen, now let me be!
You say "Believe in God and Jesus" while I will simply look back at you and say "No Thank You."
These generalizations and views are a few of many perceptions that are growing and have been growing in our society for years now. Though church numbers are declining based on the real statistical evaluation of pertaining details contributing to the commitment follow through in the belief itself (metrics of evaluation), the younger generations being not as involved or required to be so as in years of the past are developing larger cravings to eradicate it’s expectancies (teenage tendency with less odds of coming back to the faith in later years); we are seeing a falling away of the faith even while church numbers increase.
Though as a disclaimer that isn’t always the case in certain areas where churches do well to be leaders in the community. I personally am more for people being able to take on extra thought, read into other people’s needs correctly with where they are at or plan to stay, preferring those with an optimistic inclination to converse in regards to ‘spiritual realm discussion,’ because I’m aware religion can create the wrong eye just as much as people straying off not associating correctly in respect to others. I’m still pro church as I’d be judgeful not to, it provides good conditioning and extra focus from the world’s affairs, plus the common association with others who share the same knowledge on the material is a useful connection of shared value.
If you're someone who holds these viewpoints for justifiable reasons given the circumstances of your life from the negative things you have seen and been exposed to regarding religion and the Christian beliefs of some, there is more to the question about God and faith than saying "I don't know and would rather not waste my time and life searching for this vain answer." Most answers don't come easy, don't give up just yet!
If God and Jesus are real and Jesus references us to be friends in the next life, where "Loving your neighbor as yourself" is the Great or Royal commandment that "fulfills all the law," then life was intended to be about loving relationships while we grow in communication and visual memory experience in this short life.
If Jesus is real and life is about friendships as stated above, then the greatest thing you can do in your existence today, is to treat Jesus like you would defend a best friend, knowing the proper situational follow through to keep your loyal honesty. It’s the top thing to strive for because the other less vital daily habitual habits we get stuck in, don’t prove as true or meaningful as the handling of yourself in honest imagery.
In this scenario with Jesus being the top person in all existence to report to; reporting in faith to the knowledge of his name - while we don’t yet see him face to face in this belief / faith assumption point of existence here on earth, striving in advance to earn the title ‘friend’ is the wisest thing to shoot for. Every act of kindness from a God being who controls the allowances of life and death can be defined as merciful, yet he said just follow my easy yoke and the burden will be light (give a little extra and don’t be hypocritical) and I’ll no longer call you a servant but a friend who will be like me in heaven (though you’ll still willingly report to me which is to your benefit).
A parent is able to love all their children in an encompassing way of non partial equality, and while Jesus may not title any one person as "Best Friend," since we are all programmed with uniqueness, created with intricate assimilated value (his possession collection set) where he knows in advance our future eternal souls development growth at the time of initial conception programming, there is no point not to strive for this with your best strategy, if in fact, you weigh all the factors and decide to believe in your heart in God the Father and Jesus Christ the designated son. (other religions have their worded path as well)
Factoring in belief and outlooks ‘in the name of Jesus’ and knowing the stances and reasonableness of the statutes and commands, helps build faith in the likely scenario of a fate creator story being implemented in advance with an entry element of heaven coinciding with the justice of karma playing out in different sequenced rates.
It’s not always conducive to swear such allegiance to everyone in all circumstances, especially if it leads to uncomfortable situations and loss of inclusion and total acceptance right? Yet it’s also not conducive to lose your strategic life meaning for the sake of practicing with less moral conviction and total life meaning beyond immediate appeasement decision making. We all have a solid grasp of our time and play, we all know when we’re going home for the night - people pleasing against our integrity in the meantime doesn’t always pay us back a just reward from a total value standpoint in decision making. Earning things for the sake of playing out the correct friendship imagery helps heal our outlooks with an increase of strength and belief in ourselves, knowing the minimal stuff isn’t a deciding factor with concerns of gossip and foul play that don’t count in the real evaluations.
A good friend is willing to sacrifice time and personal desire with the right availability to go out of the way to help that friend in extra circumstances to maintain the trust reliance factor. A friend willing to take on a servant mentality for their friends best interest - because they naturally care without needing any reward in return - knows it goes with faith in a just heavenly reward system where the conditioning to get to this point is a reward in itself because your less dragged down by false expectances.
If a loyal fiend goes out of their way to help you when others wouldn’t have, you remember it or at least you should keep that as fresh mental note. It should help you grow closer because you’re willing to be there just as much the next time to return the favor as you grow closer and more reliable with each other. Same concept with Jesus, he remembers you having his back during this test of life we're living out as were being conditioned to choose the right decisions and to act in accordance with the rules and statues of human interaction.
The more work you put in, the more you work your way into Jesus's friend circle which the top objective.
Matthew 25:40 "...Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."
John 15:12-15 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his FRIENDS. You are my FRIENDS if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you FRIENDS, for all that you have heard from my Father I have made known to you." (ESV)
With anything you have to first establish trust, can Jesus trust you are conditioned enough to look out for others the appropriate way? Otherwise you’re just that selfish person that can't hang with the group.