reply to post by halfoldman
reply to post by halfoldman
If you judge this rightly, you can follow the fruit of your decision to the truth. Choosing to disallow God as truth means you have a variety of new
choices in life. All of those choices will lead to rotten fruit. Choosing to see God as truth disallows the actions that lead to rotten fruit.
There is a passage in John that basically states that a person who follows the will of God will know the truth behind the Gospel. This is the only
way to actually see the merit of what Christ came to show us. Ignoring truth means that you have the freedom to choose error, yet that very choice
then robs you of what Truth is there to show you. By choosing to restrain the choice of sin, you are anchoring your motive on the goodness of truth
itself, therefore engaging the evidence for truth by default. This works in opposite. If you engage sin with no restraint, you are acting against
truth. What happens in this case? Truth is still there, but crushes you as a result of poor choices acting against truth.
Break the law and the law breaks you. All actions have a reaction and we recognize morality by the fact that it is founded on truth. Disbelief in
God is a licence to break the law, yet the law cannot be disallowed. Belief in God restrains us in life, but engages a fruitful life in exchange.
Only positive can come from using the law to your advantage and this advantage comes to those who have faith in the governor of the law. Ultimately,
this is the very evidence that scripture promises to show you as proof positive there is a God behind scripture. At no point can the invariable
nature of truth be shown to be a lie. It is the same no matter how you look at it. The morality you are referring is simply a higher standard given
to us as reflected in nature. In physics, this is the invariant symmetry of the strong nuclear force. It is the guardian of the strong house
(Father). In Hebrew, the word Father is Aleph Bet. Aleph is strong and Bet is house. How do you disengage the need for law?
23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law
was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to
Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The thing that draws you back is simple. When you trust your own version of reality you engage the law by choices motivated to take for self. When
you trust God and live in His will (to give only), the law is pushed aside with faith and you give to others as a reflection. Where love abides,
there is no need for law. There can be no more higher moral standard that this. God's goodness and truth is evident if you are in His will (giving
over taking). If you walk away, that truth will become evident by the fire you burn by. Taking as a thief always ends in debt. Either you light the
fire you burn by or you use that fire as a light on the path for others. It all depends on which side of truth you decide to walk. Taking makes you
a thief. Giving makes you a saint. Test the waters and see how it goes. What are you able to do if God is false? What is the fruit that will
follow? What harvest of goodness are you able to reap with restraint and patient endurance? In every case, restraint opens you up to more
opportunity for good things in life. Why? You suffer for what you gain at the end.
Here is an easy example: Smoke and you suffer ill health. Why? You took a reward that ended in a debt. Flip this. Suffer a job and you get a
paycheck. Work out in the gym and this suffering brings more health. Suffer your paycheck to your family instead of wasting it on cigarettes and
booze and your family reaps the reward you give up. In the end, that family is your strong house when you are old. How is this different than being
in God's family or walking away for your own selfish desires?
Either way, you'll see the truth of the matter if you know the truth already. It sounds like you do. I can easily make the clam that I know your
motivation. How? It's the same for all of us. We desire for God to not be truth so we can have licence to take for self. This is why you know the
difference and why morality is evident as a divine origin.
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