reply to post by pyrael
Remember, we're talking about a parent here. Parents don't instill fear in their children, they instill a good conscience, strong morals, and love.
But, I'm a weirdo. I also believe in the golden rule. and sometimes, I truly DO wonder how some of the people in this world can commit such evils and
sleep well at night. Their consciences must either cause them horrible grief, or they have learned to completely ignore it.
I really enjoyed your answer and I recall verses in 1 Corinthians 13 that state, "Love keeps no records of wrongs." I also recall threads where I was
trying to consider the quantum physics of faith: Quantum Mechanics of Faith and Collapsing
When we examine how collapsing wave function works to consciousness, I am not sure it is possible for someone to move on apart from the will to allow
it. We must be willing and the judge must approve. That consciousness you are speaking of might just be the connecting point to our entanglement
with God. Works do not produce faith. God produces and gives the measure of faith we have. Faith produces good works and strengthens our bond with
God. This entanglement needs a mechanism to connect one to the other and that connection is the wave of creation, which is found, again, in John 1.
Word is the bond. With our mouth, confession is made. Christ is the way, the truth and the life. We don't come before the Father apart from that
1 Corinthians 10
16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation
in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
We, who are many, are one loaf. Christ is the heel (ADAM) on each end of the loaf. If we are not part of the loaf, how can the heel crush the head
of Satan on our behalf?
1 Corinthians 15 (Notice the Heel and His work)
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[f]; the last Adam, a
life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth;
the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of
heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[g] bear the image of the heavenly man.
50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the
imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then
the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
My reasoning is one thing, but the Words are clear above from scripture. Unless we bond with Christ, there are still loose ends that keep us from
Entanglement is the key: Matthew 18
18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[e] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[f] loosed in heaven.
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For
where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Each time I am in a church service, I am gathered with other believers. We are one in a bond of love for God. We are agreeing on the outcome as
stated in the scriptures. The Eastern philosophy of the 'WAY' is a path to righteousness, but we still fall short. The "TRUTH" of philosophy is
virtue and love, but speculation never ends. The "LIFE" of Christ is unique and something that is an enigma to saint and sinner alike. I believe
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Christ is the Word that has been there for all of us and in every nation. We can find Him everywhere on the path, but only one place giving new life
to all who will agree. The cup is the new DNA from Christ's blood and tree. The Bread is the new body, which comes from the shedding of the old.
Baptism is the immersion of the water cleansing the old temple as we inherit the new Robe (Body) from the new blood. Science matches what we know to
be true from DNA and our own view of the Lamb's book of life. Why would we doubt this to be the truth?
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