reply to post by BIHOTZ
All evil is a perversion. It cannot create, only modify.
I LOVE that statement. It is so true. I wish I had said it. Alchemy is the transmutation of base metal to Gold. It is also the spiritual
transmutation of mental to pure consciousness. Alchemists recognized this long ago. God's desire is always to give. Satan takes. This is the fruit
of knowledge. Either we follow God and give or we take. The graven image is one that takes. Technology is a good example of transmuting the Carbon
into something that takes. Our technology is based on this concept. This is why God said that if we "TAKE" the fruit, we die. If we receive the
fruit so that we can then give it forward, we are in the will of God. The technology is not the problem. The will to receive over the will to take
is the defining factor.
Thank you for that statement.
I would only disagree with you on the part about us being gods. Jesus made it clear that we are Children of God. The NT makes it clear that we will
be like Christ. As Christ is, so we shall be. The key is the reference that Jesus made from Psalms:
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are gods'?
He was referencing this Psalm:
1 God presides in the great assembly;
he renders judgment among the “gods”:
2 “How long will you defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?
3 Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 “The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’
7 But you will die like mere mortals;
you will fall like every other ruler.”
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.
Taking the name of God in vain is taking the name but not the character. When we learn the lesson of Love and find union with the Spirit of God, we
are one with God in Christ. To be in the name of Christ, we must take the name. If we take it in vain, apart from the character, we take it in vain.
Receiving the Spirit of God allows God to build our faith toward His Holy Spirit. This Spirit, once found, transforms us into what Christ is. We
are one with the Father.
We are no longer mere mortals. Eternal existence in perfection is possible, but not apart from the name of Christ. It's a process of baptism in the
water to put out the fire (Trials). We overcome with Christ, but not apart from faith. God's grace to us is the faith he builds in our temple of the
Whereas we can only modify, God creates us as new creatures in Christ. Jesus was the firstfruits of this process. We will follow.
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