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A Reason for Faith in Jesus Christ

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posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 06:48 PM
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"Disregard all that can not be reconciled".

Shakespeare
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posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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And to be true and loving, Jesus made no compromises, and thank God for that!

But he can't be placed in our own box, and neither does He seek to put us in one either.

Even when we tried to box him in, he slipped through and had the marks to prove it.



posted on Jun, 19 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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Even though we're entering summer and it's not Christmas, I feel that the lyrics of the song "Joy to the World" captures the essence and the truth about what I'm trying in so many words to convey.



Joy to the World!
(Celtic Woman)

Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love

Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing




Behold woman (look mother) I make all things new!


And if he unleashed a type of "double bind" on all ignorance and human folly in the process (which he did), then he placed it right where it belongs.

To refuse to give it any contemplation or consideration, and for all the wrong reasons, is to fail the test and remain forever ignorantly and willfully blind to the possibilities inherent in the invitation itself.

Out of the darkness, His light leads us into light to be and to become the light of the world that we were made to be and to become, while the whole of all creation groans in travail for the revelation of the sons of God, upon which there would be no end to the rejoicing both on Earth and in the heavens and in the heaven above the firmament.

We cannot do this alone, so we have to share the burden together, both the sorrows and the sadness, and the joy and triumphant happiness that transcends it while also setting the world straight, to the joyful celebration of many, and to the woeful chagrin of some for whom such a rejoicing would be enough to permamently wipe the smile off their face and cling to the "strong man" (willful pride of man) who was bound, which is very sad, but what can you do if some just can't take it, and who would prefer to slap away the extended hand (last chance?) of friendship and love?

Some may be lost and not everyone will be saved by Grace, a Grace which by it's very nature has no limits yet to remain Grace, a costly Grace, it must contend with our own "strong man" within, while remaining as a non-coercive free invitation to among other things (make us cry, bring us to our knees), laugh heartily at one's own self and while taking ourselves infinitely more seriously as sacred children of a loving God and as children of light and love, to also have the luxury of no longer taking ourselves or even our lives too seriously by taking God more seriously, who lets us in on the mighty joke as we lay claim to an inheritance prepared for us from before the very foundation of the world.



"Life is a Mighty Joke.

He who knows this can hardly be understood by others. He who does not know it finds himself in a state of delusion. He may ponder over this problem day and night, but will find himself incapable of knowing it. Why? People take life seriously, and God lightly; whereas we must take God seriously, and take life lightly. Then, we know that we always were the same and will ever remain the same.......the Originator of this joke. This knowledge is not achieved by reasoning.

But it is the knowledge of experience."

~ Mehe Baba



I should add, just to clarify re: the quote above by Meher Baba, that I hold to the beloved/beloved other I-Thou relationship, and that therefore, we are not the originators of it, but that instead it is something shared in koinonia at a table headed by Jesus Christ whether you can see him or not it makes no difference since nothing is ever lost or forgotten, in part, even for the most part, because of Him, so he and the first father of creation are at cause ie: everything that was made was made through and by the son for the cause of love whereby love to be love always and forever involves the love between two, and then extended to us even if only because Jesus is also our brother and our truest friend there ever was or will be.

"I am the alpha and the omega. The first and the last."

It's a historical Passover and an arrow that always finds it's mark sent by he who was sent and who in turn, sends we ourselves, individually and collectively.

It's really nothing more than a perfect model of authentic leadership which upholds the standard of truth, justice, and liberty.

It's not even a matter of accepting it as an article of belief in the final analysis. It holds water, like a camel across a desert that went straight through the eye of the needle.


Be blessed!

Ankh

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