reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
On the rock of Peter's testimony, which was not of flesh and bones but of the spirit (heavenly father) the gates of hell will not and cannot prevail.
It's a gate crash. Even in Revelations hell and death are thrown away, and we're placed back onto the karmic wheel where the good continue to do good,
and the evil, evil.
The reason and the purpose (of the magnum opus), is love, and sharing, and trust and faith in the one who is both within and among us and yet who also
transcends us. There's no possibility of hell anywhere in it, but it requires an understanding involving the non-dual nature of the love of God, which
is all-inclusive, and unmerited (from our perspective), as a free gift. We can't earn it, or deserve it, just recieve what God is freely offering.
Imagine if you will that the "strong man" is bound and everything of any value taken away. So now if God is for us, and this is the length that he is
willing to go, then there's no threat, and no fear, just spiritual inclusion as child of God without the possibility of separation. In light of this
your question is very amuzing, especially when it's being made on the basis of a proclamation of a lack of belief IN the efficacy of the magnum opus
of Jesus Christ while touting the degree to which you yourself are Christlike.
It's like you're merely suffering from a small dose (or maybe a large one I don't know) of rebellious teenage angst, nothing more. Anyway, don't let
anything I say push you away any further, and some things you just have to eventually figure out on your own, but if you keep seeking, you will find
But why you would oppose or discard the ultimate reasoning by which the gates of hell were crashed on your behalf and then temp everyone's knowledge
of the efficacy of the work of Christ by posing this question. Are you trying to bring us, and Jesus, all into disrepute, while proving that you are
so righteous that you have singlehandedly secured a place for yourself in heaven by your own good works..?
Spiritual pride, and the desire to deny Christ, while trying to break into heaven by one's own merit, I don't know, that could qualify, but God's way
ahead of you, and me, and most certainly the evil one if there ever was such a one, so no worries as they say, but it would be nice if you were to
discover the mind of Christ and get the joke, which is unique to each person based on their own unique style of prior ignorance and egotism. You'll
know it when it happens, when you "pop".
edit on 19-8-2012 by NewAgeMan because: edit