The Bible Foundations Explained.pdf
A new perspective of the Bible....
The Bible Foundations Explained By Robert E. Waples The Old King James Bible is one of the first translations of text to English and what I chose to use. I believe it is not as encumbered with what people want it to read as current translations. This is not telling you there are not errors in this translation as well but I hope that we explain why those errors exist. I believe the Bible begins by establishing foundation. Please try to look past the excepted truths of your culture. We need to take a fresh new look as if we are reading the Bible for the first time. The truth is what is important. The truth does not always tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear. So with this I would like to dive right in. The water is fine.
To understand the bible we must understand the beginning so that is what we are going to do. We will start with Genesis Chapter I, verse 1 and it plainly states “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” This statement is summarizing the creation and explaining who was responsible for creation, God. It is stating that God existed before everything else. In other words before our physical universe or what we call our physical dimension. So God existed before our physical realm. In this statement the Bible is stating that God is not a three dimensional being because this dimension or universe had not been created yet. So this should hopefully get you to question what kind of being is God if he is not physical and how were we created in his image if he is not a physical being and we will get to that in just a little bit. 2- “And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. The earth does not exist at this time nor does the expanse we call heaven. The thing to note is that God’s Spirit or thought moved which means he put into motion or took action. The face of the waters signifies a reflection of self and realization of self, I am that I am. 3“And God said, “let there be light; and there was light”. And God said, is the vision. And there was light is the conformation of God’s vision because faith without action has no life. This is God bringing the vision to life. This is what science presently calls The Big Bang but tomorrow may give it another title, name or description. This is the creation of our dimension and all that it consist of, this is what we call our universe. immense amount of energy generated to create our dimension.
The light is the
4- “And God “saw the
light, that it was good”; and God “divided the light from the darkness”. 5- “And God
“called the light Day and the darkness he called Night”. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” At this point there were no planets, no suns or stars, they had not formed yet, but the basic elements that make up our universe had been created. The elements began to collect together with likes attracting likes. Some of the elements formed into clouds or nebulas, which is light separating from the darkness. It is interesting to note the day begins with the evening and ends with the morning. This is significant because it is telling you the old was being replaced with a new dawning of a new age or new day, a new beginning. 6- And God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters”. This is such an incredible statement. It is stating that the Heaven we see divides the waters. The water above our physical heaven is the Holy Spirit of God or and what Christ called the water of Life. The water below heaven is what allows for physical life, one is Spiritual in nature and the other is physical in nature. The manifestation of the spiritual side into the physical is so impressive. Genesis Chapter 1 verse 7- “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8- And God called “the firmament heaven”. And the evening and the morning were the second day”. This is what we just discussed in verse 6. God envisioned in verse 6 what he makes happen in verse 7. At this point there are still no stars but the elements are forming together with likes attracting likes. 9- “And God said “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let dry land appear: and it was so”. 10. “And God “called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas”; and God said “it was good”.
this references a focus of vision for the division of the waters and completes the division of waters (physical and spiritual). Secondly from this focus, God develops the larger picture of how this is to be accomplished. The third thing I would have you think about is what this book is about and that is the relationship of us with God our Father. It is not about the sciences or about history or any other life forms it is about God and us. It is not about how something was done but why it was done. It is about a relationship between a Father and
us, his children. So please do not be confused. Remember that man until just recently believed that our planet was the center of the universe. And that all things were built around it. The sun, moon and stars circled the earth so earth was the center of the heavens or universe. This is evident throughout history and in these passages. If the third and forth days are reversed in order it all fits just as science has described. Now there are those that say you can’t just change the Word of God to fit what ever you want. This is true. If God meant something different then it would be different. What I am saying is that the perceptions of man are evident throughout the whole bible. For example many people today associate the day spoken of here as a literal 24 hour day which is a function of the earth’s rotation. As the earth rotates on it’s axis in relationship to the Sun, we count that time to equal a day. As the earth revolves around the sun we count as a year but these sequences of time are for us, not God. The stars and suns were not even created until the fourth day. This tells me that Gods days are much different from mine. My days are set in Genesis Chapter 1 verse 14 were Gods days are described in II Peter Chapter 3 verse 8“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this on thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day.” What is meant by this is that time is relevant to those who it is applied to. It states that a day to God is as a thousand years not that it is a thousand years. The days are for our relationship with time, not God’s, for his time is without end. The point of this is that lines 9 – 13 should have come after the creation of the Sun and the moon. Instead the order is reversed not because what God said but how man thought as well as what he saw. Man saw that everything in heaven circled around his world and so he believed the earth was the center of the universe. His understanding was limited to those perceptions and because of this he interprets truths to fit those perceptions. So, man believed what he saw, that the Earth was the center of the universe and all things were built around the earth, hence the reverse of order. Now I know people will think that what I am saying is counter to the word. I believe what was written is a perception that was carried down throughout the ages. It is no different than what we have done in our age. Look at what happened with Galileo. All of this fits together but again our perceptions get in the way just as they have in the past. I want to make something very clear. I am not advocating that we change the order as written. What I am stating are
the reasons of the order. Remember if you do not learn from the past then you will repeat the same errors of the past.
One of the major errors of the past is that people are afraid. They are afraid to except change, so they become trapped by their fears. Even though the Israelites saw miraculous wonders, which allowed them to physically escape Egypt their fears or thoughts held them to Egypt and so they built a calf of Gold, a reference to the age of Taurus the Bull, which is holding on to the past. It was fear that also held Israel to cling to the letter of the law and with that crucified the word made living, Christ. I want to remind you that when I say Christ became the living word that it is still God’s word that he embodied. Today the word is living and evolving in us.
I also want to point out that people will say you cannot change the word that the Bible is not for Private interpretation but the Bible does not say that. As a matter of fact each branch of the church such as Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist and a hundred other churches have done just that. They have all interpreted the Bible differently. The wordings of today’s Bibles are so much different than the Old King James. It was a group of individuals that decided what books were to be included in the Bible as well as how it was to be said or interpreted.
However the Bible does state that Prophecy is not for private interpretation
but here we are not talking about prophecy. What we hope we are doing is to add a different perspective to thinking. We are not stating that this is wrong or right but the difference of perspective just as with the teachings of Moses to what Christ taught. During Moses time the law was an eye for an eye while Christ taught to turn the cheek. Moses taught from the perspective that if you stole or harmed someone the punishment was severe or at a minimum equal to the harm. And Christ on the other hand taught to not seek revenge or compensation for harm or theft but to turn the other cheek. What is important to understand is the order of these teachings. Moses set an expectation to convince the perpetrator not to do something under the threat of knowing the cost if caught would be severe. Christ taught not from the perspective of the one doing the harm but to the one receiving the harm. Christ asked them not to bind themselves to the one harming them. Let him without sin cast the first stone. Nor should they bind themselves to the things of this
world. For if you bind yourself to this world then you are weighted by it. Remember the camel and the eye of a needle. Think of it this way if you were in swimming race would it make sense to wear the stone tablets around your neck for display or do you display them in your heart and mind. We have a choice to make, do we cling to the word as written in stone or do we give the word life within us. I want you to understand the word is written to fit the perspective of the time to address what was needed at that time. The truths are the same it is just the perspective that changes. I believe there are so many wanting to understand the Bible and they are looking for direction but do not know where to turn for that help. We live in a time of information over load or at least it seems that way at times. The word of God is the same today as it was when written but the perspective from which it is seen is what changes.
Genesis Chapter one begins as a summary of the vision which is the blue print or plan. This is followed up by an order and the details. All then followed up by the Construction. It is an evolutional process of development that requires a vision and a plan before you build. Once you have a plan then you can build. Hopefully you will build your house on solid ground. Once you have a foundation then you can begin the many stages of development. Just as a house is built in stages with the whole being equal to the sum of the parts and all of which must be built in an orderly fashion. The foundation is built before walls or floors and the plumbing goes in before you pour a slab. If you want the connivances of electricity, plumbing and heating then you will want to put these in before you put up the drywall. This is the same for the Bible it is written with foundations at the beginning and from there the house is built. If you do not understand the beginning how can you understand the end? We are all living in houses, the body is just a house and you are a spirit placed within that vessel. We were created in the image of God, and God is Spirit just as you are. The difference being is that God is Holy Spirit or Whole Spirit and we were created in his image or a reflection of God but given life in a vessel of clay. We are tied to the physical or water below heaven until you are born again which is the water above heaven. The choices you make determine which path you take and where you end up. Remember Cain’s choice affected his brother, your choices affect others; you have a responsibility to help not harm others.
Genesis Chapter 1 verse 11- “And God said. Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth; and it was so.” Verse 11 is the vision. 12- “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind; and God saw it was good.” This the summation of the vision. 13“And the evening and the morning were the third day.” Now I ask you look at Genesis Chapter 2 verses 4 and 5. 4- “These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and heavens,” 5- “And every plant of the field before it was in the earth and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground”. What is being said here is that there is a difference between creation which is the vision or plan and the actual making or forming of something. The Word states Creation took generations not earth days. Generations are very long spans of time. And I hope that people understand just because it did not happen in seven of our days that it does not make it any less grand. For what we have been given, is extremely rare. Because of the moon we have a polar axis which allows for the stability of seasons and climate. Because of our iron core and magnetic field we have a shield from solar radiation. Life is based on so many variables that have to be just so. As stated this took time (generations) to build to create stable conditions which we enjoy. What did Mark 7: 22 say about foolishness. Do not let your pride get in your way of understanding. 14- “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of Heaven to divide the day from the night; and Let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;” And God said is the vision. 15- “And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth; and it was so”. The creation of the sun and moon is what I would have thought would have taken place on the third day and would have followed what science tells us as the natural sequence of order. But as I have already stated until recently we thought we were the center of the universe, perceptions. 16- “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the
stars also”. Here we see that what God thought or envisioned in verses 14 and 15 and made in verse 16. I also wish to point out something about our perceptions. The two lights described here are the sun and the moon and we all know the sun is a light but the moon on the other hand is a body that reflects light. So, I suppose, because it does reflect light it can be called a light but technically it is not a light. The point of this is not to nit pick but to state the obvious, our understandings and perceptions have changed not our faith. Today’s understanding is based on understanding the foundations of the past but tomorrow’s understanding is based on what we build on those foundations today. 17- “And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth”, 18“And to rule over the day and rule over the night, and divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good”. 19- “And the evening and the morning were the forth day”.
Again what we see here is the thought that all things circle the earth even
the sun and the moon. But if we exchange the day happenings of day three and four then it all fits. The point of these thoughts is for us to do just that, think. The more we think and question then the more we will come to understand and the more we understand the stronger our foundation becomes. This in no way takes away from the Word of God, remember men have imposed their perspective or understanding within the Word as it relates to those they are teaching at the time. This is why the word is constant in its foundations but ever changing in perspective.
Now I am going to get side tracked here. Please be patient with me. The first chapter of Genesis is told from the perspective of God and the second chapter is told from the perspective of man separated from God. This is distinguished in the description of God verses Lord God. The second chapter goes back into the first chapter and clarifies some of the creation, which is relative to the generations of the heavens and the earth being created and then made. I want to point out that these are two different things creating and making. Creating is a thought process and making is a process of developing the creation. I also would like too reiterate it state’s generations, which encompasses long spans of time. It then describes some of the sequence of time line in relation to developing the conditions on 7
earth to bring forth life and the forming of Adam and Eve. What is stated here is just what the theorist has stated about the shaping of the heavens and the earth. It took place over generations of time to develop and provide us a world with the proper atmosphere and stable environment for our specific needs. In Chapter 1 verse 27 and 28 God stated: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air an over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”. First of all I will reiterate that God created both Adam and Eve in his image, which is Spirit. Then he blessed them and told them to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over all living things. The word replenish was used. Why? What does replenish mean? The dictionary describes the word as to make full or complete again. Again this is the important concept. To me it means life existed before this time and it may be an assumption but it does seem to lead me to believe that whatever the predominate life form was wiped off the earth providing a clean slate to begin again. I am not saying all life was wiped away but I am saying that the life of the predominant species was. There would be no reason for God to discuss this because there is no real relevance to discussing it. But I do believe it relates to the generations it took to develop a somewhat stable environment for us to exist.
I know it states that God created them male and female
and telling us to be fruitful but you need to remember all this was God’s master plan. God created is the thought and the order of things. We are spiritual beings here. Created in the image of God, which is Spirit. We were not formed until Chapter 2 verse 7. In Genesis Chapter 1: 26. “And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth”. The likeness and image of God is characterized by the description of the Fruit of the Spirit. Man was given dominion over all the earth, which is control. But once we betrayed that responsibility and took a life we lost that privilege. It was at this point that we gave our dominion to the Serpent or Tempter, Devil or Satan. This dominion was ours
and we traded it for this enlightenment of knowing the difference between good and evil. Thus what God stated after this original sin was again, not a punishment, but the effect of our actions. We gave to the serpent / devil our dominion over this world for the knowledge of good and evil, which is separation from God. Luke 4: 5. “And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6. And the devil said onto him, All this power will I give to thee, and the glory of them: for that was delivered unto me: and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” The devil is stating that someone gave him the dominion, which was ours. The only one that could have done this is the one that had it, which of course was us. Thus the paradise of Eden was lost. In this we are stating that we traded dominion of this world so that we would know the difference between good and evil. What we did not understand or realize at that time was the cost of being separated from God. In separation from God there is death. In separation we lost dominion of this world. In separation we opened the door for opposites, cause and effect. This means if there was good, then now there was evil or separation from God. If there was love, then now there was hate.
I guess what I am trying to say is that it wasn’t God punishing us, but cause and
The other part of this is that the whole Bible tries to explain to us how we can get back to this consciousness which, Christ showed us. He is the example of our birth right as Gods children. It was with Adam that we lost our birth right and was by Jesus that we gained it back. Jesus was the sacrifice signified in the lambs blood placed upon the doors to protect the first born at the time of Moses. Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son that he waited a life time for. A sacrifice that he was not required to fulfill but to know just how painful such a loss was and yet be willing. This represented the sacrifice God made in Christ. It was because of prophesy (which is the promise) and by faith that Christ came into this world. Please realize Jesus was not God on earth but God’s word made living. Our Father was so proud that after so long a man was born that fulfilled the promise and walked the walk of a son. He was the promise born in faith and from the seed of Abraham and was the sacrifice, the Lamb of God that was spared of Abraham. It is for this reason that he came
into this world, to fulfill the prophecy. Christ was the promise that paid the debt of innocent blood for innocent blood.
Now I would like to explain what the Bible is saying when it talks of Adam and Eve. God told Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. God told Adam the day you eat of this tree you will die. Well we all know that Adam lived for hundreds of years after this. So what is this truly stating? Did Adam die the day he ate the forbidden tree. I think he did, but not in the way we think of death. What happened was Adam became separated from God. It is in separation there is death. “Now the serpent came to Eve and STATED the question hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall thou touch it, least ye die”. For some reason Eve misquoted what God said.
nothing about touching the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God just commanded that they were not permitted to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
I think it is important to bring something up that we tend to associate with. Most of the pictures throughout history have depicted Eve at the base of a tree with the serpent in the tree telling her it was ok to take from the tree. This is just a depiction or a rendering, an interpretation. This tree with this fruit is a figurative tree. In literature and history the tree has been used to represent the family tree or the connection. What I am saying is that this tree represents a branch from the Tree of Life and even though all life is connected to this one tree it is called out as a specific Tree. Now the family tree has many variations or branches but this tree is from the midst of the garden. It is important to understand they took from the tree of knowledge of Good and evil, and this is the tree of all animal life. All animals have and are given knowledge, and this knowledge is used to provide choice and the ability to nurture their young. So when the bible states that they took from the tree of knowledge of good and evil then it is simply stating that they took from the fruit of this tree, which is animal life. And the fruit of this tree would be literarily an offspring or egg of a
particular tree or branch of animal life. I am using the egg as an example only, we do not know what creature they killed. Why I am using the egg is because it resembles the shape of a fruit and is pleasant to the eye and would be easily handed to ones partner just as any other fruit and is the fruit of the union of certain species in the branch of the tree of knowledge. The reason why this makes sense is there is an old saying that you reap what you sow. If they took a life of a creature then it would be under the old school of thought; an eye for an eye. They took a life and so they would loose life. I also believe the Bible literarily tells us that it wasn’t literally a tree as we have had it depicted throughout history. Chapter 1 verses 29 and 30 tell us that. “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepth upon the earth, where in there is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so”. As it states here every tree and plant were given to us and every other creature for meat. So once they took a life all things changed. The bible does not talk about it but it is obvious from this point onward everything changed. What is important is that we understand is the principle. When we took a life we lost life which was (Holy Spirit, Whole Consciousness) our connection to God. We became dead which for all intents and purposes means we were separated from God. It was at this time we realized that we were naked. Another interesting fact is that we gave away our dominion (the authority and power to rule) over the fish, fowls and every living thing that moved upon the earth. First, this was a privilege that we should have lost once we took the life of one of our charges. When one is given the power over others to rule then we have the responsibility to serve and protect. Secondly, we chose to give this away in trade to know good and evil, to be as God and the one we gave it to, was the great tempter.
I want to take the time to point out that Genesis Chapter 1 verses 29 and 30 was stated on the sixth day which obviously is before the seventh day when God rested and all of which was before God formed man from the dust of the earth and we were given physical form. So again I point out the order of things. Is this a point in time that was before we took form or after? 11
Now we know what evil is. Evil is the separation from God. Before we took from the tree of knowledge of good and evil our spirit was connected to God, with what is later described as the Holy Spirit. Throughout the bible God blessed a chosen few with this connection that was lost but it only was bought back by the blood and sacrifice of Christ and not given to us until the out pouring of Pentecost. So we lost our connection to God by shedding innocent blood and we gained it back by the shedding innocent blood. Now I hope you understand why the sacrifice of Christ.
The Bible tells us that God is Spirit. So, what is it he can give to us, a part of himself, Holy Spirit. This is the clothing we lost. Next we need to understand just because Holy Spirit is given to us it in no way controls us nor does it change us, on the contrary, it is the change in us that allows the seed to take root in us. We are the earth in which the seed is planted and the seed will only grow if it is nurtured. That is our responsibility to provide the proper soil. Remember we are dust and to dust we will return but we are also created in our Fathers image, Spirit. All creatures have spirit but what God wants are children.
I hope you understand the thought of what happened. By taking life we separated ourselves from God. Now we can see that this is where we chose independence. The choice was ours to make and we chose to separate our selves from God. We believed that we could become just like our father, a God. And if this fruit would do so, it was indeed a prize. Genesis 3:4-7 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in that day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
This is important to
understand because it is saying a multitude of things. First the serpent is telling Eve just the opposite of what God has told them. They will not die. So he is telling Eve that God has
lied to them. What you need to understand is at this point death was foreign to them because they did not die. They were living forever at this point. Death was foreign to them but they had to understand what death was by observation. They would have seen plants and animals die and understood the concept but it was still foreign to them. Secondly he is stating that they will be like Gods knowing good and evil. Before this point they only knew good because they were connected to God, who is all good. Evil on the other hand is separation from God. In Luke 11: 11-13; “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Jesus describes us as evil yet referencing how we can do good. I think you noticed that the woman saw the fruit was good for food. This means the serpent showed Eve it was good for food, in other words he ate of the tree first. And she could see he wasn’t dead. This is why he seemed so wise. How else would she have seen it was good for food? She saw that it was pleasant to the eyes is also a reference to the fact she was using her physical senses over her connection to God. The tree was to be desired to make one wise as Gods also says something toward lust and envy which relates to the works of the flesh as stated in Galatians 5: 19. “Now the works of the Flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fortification, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like:”
This separation is sin. It
is this condition of being separated from God that caused death. Death was not a punishment of God, but causality. Once we chose this separation we became naked. Before this point they were clothed in Gods Holy Spirit but once we took from the tree of knowledge of good and evil we lost the Holy Spirit our connection to God and without the connection we became naked, hence the substitution of clothing. The whole of the matter is that this was their choice, which means that we chose to separate ourselves from God. Did we know what we were doing? No. Do we yet? What I will state is it was at this time we gave our dominion over this world to the Tempter.
I think it is important to note as soon as Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven out of the garden least they eat also from the tree of life and live forever. It might be a good time to ask, what was the purpose of the tree of life? I say this because; before Adam and Eve ate from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil they were already living forever. This is a change in condition that was of no concern until after Adam and Eve learned the difference between good and evil.
Something I believe is very important to understand that will infuriate most of you but you need to understand. Chapter two of Genesis begins with the seventh day, a day of rest from all God had created and made. Verse 4 of Chapter 2 tells you again these days were the generations of the heavens and earth. Verse 5 goes on to tell you that even with all that had happened in Chapter 1 there still was not a physical man on the earth nor was there even a plant at this time. As a matter of fact it says it had not even rained as yet. So the again the stability of our system had not yet occurred. In verse 6 of Chapter 2 it rains. In verse 7 Man is formed. You need to understand this is not a science book. Even though these events happened one after the other there was still large time frames between them. This book is not a history book but a book about us and our relationship to our father. There was a tremendous amount of time between the events as well as other life. Remember God told them to replenish the earth this would mean what ever was before them was wiped off the earth.
Most of you take it literal when the Bible says God formed man but man was formed no differently than all the rest of life. Man’s physical form is also a product of evolution. But that is not what made Adam or Eve so special. What made them special was God took a man whom we call Adam and a woman whom we call Eve and placed them in a garden isolating them from the world around them. He also placed within them his Holy Spirit. The water of life. And it was for this reason they became the father and mother of the sons of God. At this point in time they did not die. Yet those outside the garden could not say the same, they would have been lucky to have lived in a range of 30 to 40 years. But once Adam and Eve lost the Holy Spirit which is the connection to God they were cast out of the Garden and they too began to physically die. This is so important for you to understand that
once they lost the Holy Spirit they were dead to God. The Bible tells you this but most do not understand. Their physical form on the other hand took hundreds of years to die. This was because they had been filled with the water of life, the same water that poured out of Christ on the Cross. This had an impact on their genetics.
As the Children of Adam and
Eve took wives of the daughters of Man their blood became mingled from one generation to the next. Adams children would have seemed as Gods to most men. This is why Cain was marked so no other man would kill him. This is how he took a wife and had children. This is why he built a City. The form we have is a product of generations and evolution. It is not our physical form that was created in the image of God. It is our spirit that is a reflection of God’s. We are sort of like the moon. We have it in us to reflect the image of our father. Christ told you this. Are you that vain to think this flesh was hand sculpted by God? What does the word of God say about the flesh? Is it not enmity to the spirit.
Before I get into the topic of Noah I would like to talk about Cain. I do not think people understand. Yes, I think they understand that Cain killed his brother and was sent away from his parents but I don’t think most of us have picked up on some the facts stated in the Bible. Genesis 4; 13, And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14, behold thou has driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass , that every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15, And the Lord said unto him, therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. 16, And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 17. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare E’noch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, E’noch.
believe it is important to hear that Cain was sent out and away from his family. Cain states that he was driven from the face of the earth and from the face of God. Cain was a man of the earth, a tiller of the ground so this references that he was driven from ground that produced a rich bounty of fruit and seed. God has turned his face from Cain so to God Cain would not be acknowledged as a child of his. God marked him and plainly states that
whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. Clearly, the mark was used to warn other men not to kill Cain. Cain states that he has become a fugitive and a vagabond. The dictionary describes a vagabond as one who wanders from place to place without any settled home. Leading an unsettled or carefree life. Also described as disreputable; worthless; shiftless in nature. My bet it is that the latter description fits Cain since he built a City. All this seems to paint a bleak picture for Cain but he wanders into the Land of Nod. This telling you that he wandered into the land of a people called Nod. It is here that Cain takes a wife in this new land and has a son. Cain then builds a city, which he names after his son. Normally a city references a large population and I believe it does here as well but if that is the case where did they come from. Where did his wife come from? I believe many believe that Adam and Eve had daughters that were not mentioned and Cain just took one with him but this is not the case. Cain was sent out into the world where he thought other humans would kill him. This is why he was marked. So those finding him would know not to kill him. I think it is important to understand that he found a wife in this new land and that he built a city. A city is only constructed so a population can co-exist. Now I want you to think about this Cain was punished. Cain was sent away from the face of God but he prospered in the world, he had children and built a City. This is something done by Kings or rulers. So how could this be? I just ask you to remember who the world was given to? This means that even though the Bible focus is on Adam and Eve and their heirs there were other humans on the earth. Now the Bible does not specify or describe them any more than the sons and daughters of man. So we can speculate all you want as to who they were but we do not know. What we do know is that they existed both the Bible and Science tell you this. If not then Cain could not have had a Son. Nor would he have worried about someone killing him. I want you remember this because it comes into play in Genesis 6; 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
I know I am repeating
myself but this is important to understand God’s word states very plainly that there was a mixing between the Sons of God with the Daughters of Man. The primary difference was that the Sons of God (Adam and Eve’s children) lived hundreds of years while the daughters of man lived a fraction of that time. Remember God created us in his image 16
which means that all men have a spirit or soul but it is only when that spirit or soul is connected to God we have life for without that connection we are dead. It is when we are separated from God that we are dead. Adam and Eve were the children of God which became corrupted the day they ate from the Tree of knowledge. But because they had walked with God for so long before this point that they had become genetically much different than those outside the Garden. This is why their bodies lived for hundreds of years even after they had spiritually died. So when their bodies finally did die they were gone. The only way this condition changed is with the resurrection of Christ. Your only connection to the Holy Spirit is through your faith in the resurrection of Christ. But you need to understand the resurrection of Christ was two fold because in the resurrection of Christ the body was given life but that was only a symbolic gesture because it is not the body that has the connection to God but our consciousness of thought or spirit that is created in the image of God. And it was at this point that was then reconnected to God, something that had not been since the time of Adam.
When Cain went out into the world he met with other human life that did not have the longevity of life because they had never been connect to God by the Holy Spirit. These are the sons of man and it was the blending of the Sons of God with the sons of man that produced the mixing of strains that produced mutations some giants some with extra ordinary strength and abilities. Just imagine how Cain or Seth would have seemed to those they came in contact with, almost as Gods themselves. And with the mixing of these blood lines that the life spans became shorter and shorter and the Sons of God became one and the same with the Sons of Man. With this in mind I hope you understand that God placed his Holy Spirit into one physical form of a man, Adam. This is not when he breathed in and became a living soul but when he separated him from the rest of mankind and placed him in the Garden of Eden. Most people assume that God is molding Adam out of the clay of the earth like you would a pot but this is not the case. All creatures come from the clay of the earth. This just distinguishes the physical form from the spiritual form which is in Gods image. God separated Adam and placed him in a protected area. God put within Adam his Holy Spirit, this was done to one human form we know as Adam and God walked with Adam for some time before he gave Adam the companion Eve. They were the children of
God. Yet all man was created in the image of God and that is your soul. Even though our soul is but a reflection of God’s Spirit it is still created in God’s image, sort of like the sun and the moon. The children of God were separated from the children of man and given God’s Holy Spirit which interned gave them the connection to God and life. The Bible focuses on the giving of Holy Spirit to one man, Adam, in the beginning and that was lost until it was won back by one man. When we look at it this way we see the world has always been at odds with the Spirit of God.
Now I want to make it clear that the flood
changed everything. I believe this makes it much clearer when the Bible references Christ as the Son of God and the Son of Man. Indeed we all are. People tell me they just can’t believe in the flood or the topic of Noah and the Ark. There is no way that these animals could have got to the Ark from around the world let alone live in the Ark for all that time. And science says there is no proof the flood ever happened and there should be. Science also states that if that much water had covered the earth then we would have lost our atmosphere and everything on the Ark would have died as well. Yet the stories of the Ark come from all over the world not just the Bible. I guess what I am saying is people make choices everyday and for some reason they choose to believe in something that they can imagine. And we all have an imagination. But because we are all different we can’t and don’t see the same things. This is probably a good thing. Wouldn’t it be horrible if we all were the same?
The story of Noah and the Ark is an amazing act of faith but not only because of the faith of Noah but the faith of his whole family. I know most people focus on the animals and how could this be possible but I think the animal part was not near as incredible as the family portion. I want to point out that Noah took his immediate family, his children and their wives not his parents nor his grandparents, not brothers or sisters not his father-in-law or mother-in-law. So why didn’t God or Noah include any of his brothers or sisters on what was happening? I believe Noah probably did but they on the other hand did not put much trust in what Noah was saying. Remember the construction of this ship took a tremendous amount of time not only from Noah but from his children, who followed Noah blindly, while his siblings did not. Noah and his immediate family must have seemed like such an
oddity and you know we all want to fit in and be accepted to be popular but that path may not be the best path to take. We all might benefit from taking a step back and collecting our thoughts before we jump in and follow the path most traveled.
Just think about how
incredible that was. What if that would have happened today, what do think would happen? Probably not the same result. Do you think he would have been given a building permit?
His wife and sons and there spouses all worked to help Noah complete a task, a task that today would have probably put him in an asylum or at least on 6:00 news. Most families today have trouble coming together for a Holiday let alone staying together for how many years. Just think about it, each of his children and their families working to build something on faith. But their faith was in Noah. Noah told his family that God spoke to him and told him to build this huge boat “the Ark” and they did. So lets think about this, the Ark was not built over night and the Family had to be under constant persecution from there neighbors let alone the sight seer’s from word of mouth. If you just think about it I believe you will get the picture. They were building a tremendous structure, one that had to have an impact on all that saw it. I know the Bible doesn’t say anything about the interaction with others but there had to be at least a basic communication. He probably even told them what he was doing and why and more than likely they just laughed.
I believe I should point out that the time of Noah starts in the fifth chapter of Genesis and is last mentioned in the tenth Chapter of Genesis. But there are other references to the flood and to Noah but they are just references, such as II Peter Chapter 2. Verse 5. And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. It states that God caused a flood upon the world of the ungodly. I believe this was a tremendous flood with the intent of wiping out the world of the ungodly and with them all other creatures within the world of the ungodly. I mentioned this because again we get confused by statements within the Bible. The purpose of the flood was to wipe out the ungodly. Genesis Chapter 6 verse 12. - And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 - And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come
before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold I will destroy them with the earth. Both the Old and New Testaments tell us that God caused a flood to end all flesh. The Old Testament reference both man and beast because of their violence but it would seem that flesh is a reference to man and the beast is included because of their proximity to man. Man was created in the image of God and God is Spirit so man has a spiritual side as well as the flesh. Both are at odds with each other. You must make a choice to serve one or the other. You can serve the Spirit or the Beast. What you do and how you think determines who you serve. You can serve God or you can serve the beast. During the time of Noah the concern was man’s violence toward each other and the inhabitants they shared the world with. Man served the flesh, losing sight of his spiritual side. The Old Testament says the whole earth but the New Testament says the world of the ungodly. The purpose of the flood was to wash away the corruption and the corruption was man not the world. God used the world to destroy man. Whether you believe it was the whole world or a region described as the world of the ungodly the flood was immense and devastating and incredible. To me it just seemed that it would have been confined to the region of man for it was with man that God took issue with. In Genesis Chapter 6 verse 13 - it states that God said I will destroy them with the earth. This could have easily said by the flood but I believe this is inclusive in that he used both the flood and the earth. Again whether you choose to believe the whole world or just the whole world of Man do not loose sight of how devastating an event this was.
Another point of interest here is that it tells you that Noah was the eighth person. I know when most people read this and they interpret this to say that Noah was just one of the eight saved, Noah’s wife and three sons with their wives. I am not sure that this is what it is referring too. I would like to reference Jude Verse 14. And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these sayings, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints. Not only is Noah counted as the eighth but Enoch is counted as the seventh. But how could this be by what is stated? First thing to do is look at the lineage. But I do want to make sure that you do not get caught up in lineage as used for a time frame. The bible warns you of this but here we are not using it for such. We are using it to make a point that you need to understand. So, we start with 1-Adam then 2-Eve, 3- Abel who is killed by his 20
Brother 4-Cain, who is then sent away but builds a city for his wife and son, followed by 5Seth. Seth has only one of his sons mentioned, 6-Enos but the Bible states he has other sons and daughters, which are not mentioned. Enos had a son named 7-Cainan which had a son named 8-Mahalaleel who fathered 9-Jared, who had a son named 10-Enoch who had 11Methuseah followed by his son 12-Lamech , who had a son named 13-Noah. Let’s count the names mentioned. I count 13 persons that are at least named but there are those that are just mentioned as other sons and daughters. So how did we get from what seems like a handful of people to a whole world of ungodly. The Bible is about the children of God and thereby references the lineage of Adam. So as we have stated earlier and what we are saying is just because you belong to select group here on earth does not guarantee you anything in the eye of God. Of a world of ungodly there are only thirteen mentioned and only eight of those are counted. So what of all those other souls? I believe this is food for thought.
Noah was five hundred years old when he started having children. Noah had three sons named, Shem, Ham and Japheth that is two more named than any before him accept for Adam. Well the point to this is you have to do more than just be born if you want to be counted. Noah was about six hundred when they entered into the Ark. The Bible tells us that his father lived only about 595 years after Noah was born so it would seem that would explain why he wasn’t included but what of his mother or brothers and sisters. Can you imagine how hard that would have been? We see illustrations of the animals entering into the Ark and yes it is amazing but I want you to think about a couple other stories in the Bible and ask you to weigh it out. What of Daniel in the Lions Den, the parting of the Red Sea, of Christ feeding a multitude of people with just a few loafs of bread and a few fish? What I guess I am trying to get people to acknowledge is that the Bible is a composite of miracles and miracles are nothing more than acts of faith, and faith is nothing more than the manifestation of believing. This is what so many activities are based on, a vision. If you look at this earth you will see it is a composite of miracles, so I ask you not to loose site of this.
Abraham was the father of the Hebrew nation. The promise was established with him. The point I am trying to make is that the Bible goes back much further than this and the men of God were not just Hebrews. Noah for example was not a Hebrew but he was a man of God. Enoch was a man of God but he was not a Hebrew. I think it is important remember these things. The point of this is that there was a tremendous amount of time that passed after the time of Adam and Eve until Abraham all which is covered in just thirteen chapters of Genesis. The Bible explains that man was created so God could have children but it has always been our choice to become one or not. I ask you to think about Christ as our example of how we should be and what we are capable of becoming but for this to be you must believe. I would take this a step further and state that all life was created with one purpose in mind and that was so God might have children. The Bible is written with the purpose of developing children but the path and choice is up to us. Each of us is as a seed planted in the ground and is as the parable that Christ told. The seed is singular because it is Christ, which is a type of thought and it is with our thoughts that we bind ourselves to either serve the flesh or God. The Bible only points you in the right direction and allows you to make the choice. The Bible would apply to any world where life can evolve into beings understanding the principals taught within.
I would like to take this time to point out that many today believe that they are justified by their works. What I mean by this that they think no one religion or belief is correct and I would not argue with them. But even though you treat others as you would be treated you must understand the sacrifice and know that it was with this sacrifice that the gift of life was given back to us and the spirit was poured out that you may be reborn in God’s Holy Spirit. This was the same spirit that was lost by Adam and Eve. What I would say to those that are justified by your own works, then Christ is just a prophet and the Bible is just a book that means no more than any other book. First you need to understand the sacrifice of innocent blood for innocent blood. If you do away with the sacrifice of Christ then you are claiming that God sees in you a son or daughter because he sees himself in you. I hope the best for you. What I am saying is the Bible differentiates itself from all others because it talks of children. What I am saying again is that there is a difference between being a son or daughter and being a servant. The differences we are talking about are discussed in both
the new and old testaments but I will reference the children of Abraham. Abraham had two children one which was born of a bondmaid and the other born of his wife. The bondmaid and her son were sent away. The bondmaid’s child did not share in the heritage with his brother. The same is true today. What I am saying is that you have a choice to make and the choice is this, do you believe Christ sacrifice was for you or not. I would like to point out something at this time that I do not think most people understand. The whole Bible is about the separation of man from God and then his connection back to God and it is through Christ that this connection was completed. It is Christ that determines who are his brothers and sisters are, not anyone else. And yes you should live a life after the model of Christ but no man can or will be redeemed because he is justified by works of the law. Either you have life in the faith of Christ and believe in the promise or you are of the flesh and your life is defined by your breath. We are adopted children redeemed in the sacrifice of Christ not by our works but by faith. For death was conquered not by our faith but by Christ. And we who are weak in faith are justified in his faith. It is through one that we were separated from God and it through one that we are justified. Galatians 3 – 6. “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as many; but as one, And to thy seed which is Christ.”
I know I just seem to be going on and on from one thought to another but I think all of these topics are important. Another topic that is important to understand is the Trinity. First of all you need to understand is that Jesus was not God and neither is the Holy Spirit. God is one. God did not become a man and then become the Holy Spirit. God is, how ever Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was poured out at the time of Pentecost, the water of Life and is the same spirit that was given to the prophets and to Jesus which is the same spirit we lost at the time of Adam and Eve. This is the clothing or bond we lost which was only bought back for us by the spilling of innocent blood, Jesus blood. This Holy Spirit is what Jesus talked to Nicodemus about. Holy Spirit is the comforter, the seed from the tree of life, if you but provide the proper ground and you are the ground that determines whether the seed grows or withers.
I know many cling to the thought that Jesus was God. They quote John, Hebrews and Revelations but we have looked at these and tell you truly that this is not the case. I have just explained John so let’s look at Hebrews. 1:1 “God, who at sundry times and divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,” 1: 2 “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom he made the worlds:” In this statement God is telling us that he Spoke to us through the prophets in the past but now God has spoken to us through his Son who he hath appointed as heir to all things. The confusion comes with the word by. This word should be translated for which then reads correctly “for whom he made the ages.” Remember he has just made his son heir so if you read it for whom he made the ages it makes sense and if you read it as by then you diminish the power of God. Then you are stating that God is making Jesus heir to what Jesus created. Remember God is One. The word worlds should also be translated as ages not worlds. This is because the inheritance is eternity not places. Jesus was born at a particular time and did not exist other than as a promise until he was born. No different than you or me. 1:3 “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” Who reflected and personified the essence of God’s creation in man, and the manifestation of the relationship that God has always wanted with us as father and child, giving life to the written word and having fulfilled the prophesies, purged our sins, and earned a seat on the right side of God our father. 1:4. Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” 1:5. “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?” “And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?” 1: 6 “And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into this world, he saith, and let the angels worship him.” 1:7 “And the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.” 1: 8 “But unto the Son he saith, thy throne, O God is forever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy Kingdom.” These are exaltations given to Christ who God has been given a seat to his right and stated that indeed you are my son and have earned your inheritance and as heir the son becomes as his father a God. Likes beget likes. 24
Now this takes place after Christ conquers death and ascends to heaven not before. He had to fulfill the scripture to earn this seat and privilege. 1: 9 “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Above thy fellows references us. Remember the Lord’s Prayer. How does it begin “Our Father”. 1:10 “And, thou, Lord in the beginning hast laid the Foundation of the earth; and heavens are the work of thine hands:” This statement is referencing God’s work not Christ and that God’s work which was the creation of the earth and heavens will wax old and perish but Christ will not because he has taken his rightful seat as a son to the right side of his father and is heir to the ages which is time and time does not wax old like the physical. This is further explained in Chapter 2:7. “Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownesdst him with glory and honour, didst set him over the works of thy hands;” The works of God’s hands not Christ. The works of Christ is the fulfillment of the prophecies, the fulfillment of God’s word, the sacrifice of innocent blood, faith and resurrection. God’s word does not contradict itself it is just our perceptions and interpretations. God is One. There are those that also quote Revelations 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” This statement comes after the word amen in the previous verse and the word amen is used at the end of a statement not the continuation of one. So what John is referencing is God not Christ. The previous verses referenced Christ and concluded with amen and this then references God the father of Christ. God is the almighty the beginning and end, the Almighty. Let me put to you this way. Sometimes association seems help. Think of the Sun and the Moon. The sun generates the light we see and the warmth we feel. The moon reflects only a small portion of the suns light. This is the difference in God and Christ. But Christ is the promise and fulfillment of the promise. Which is the beginning and the end of the fulfillment of the prophesy or promise but not the almighty. With that said, I will state that those that say this references Christ as God. Again they error not understanding the body of Christ. Christ is the first and the last because we are justified in him. Not because of the creation. He is the head of the body and we are but parts within
this body. Therefore he is the first and last but he is not the almighty that is God. Christ is the redeemer. Not you, not me or your minister, or church. Christ determines whether you are a part of his body and it is him and him alone that has earned this right. And he did earn it. We can choose to be children of faith in Christ or children justified by self. What I mean by this is either you allow Christ to carry your sins and burdens or you carry them and justify yourself to God. One should ask the question. Do you believe you can justify yourself to God? For you to be able to do this then you would be subject to the law and would be obligated to complete the task that Christ completed. Again I will remind you that sin is the separation from God. This is what happened in the pursuit of self at the time of Adam and Eve. I think it is important to also explain Jesus statement in John 6: 38 “I come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.” And 6: 62 “What if you shall see the Son of Man ascend up where he was before” These statements are not literal but referencing the promise. Christ was and is the promise from God and as the promise came from God who is in heaven. The only difference is that he came from heaven as a promise and returned to heaven as the fulfillment of the promise. Again I will remind those that state Christ was God on Earth. You are correct in the fact that Christ did the work of his Father and because of this you see God in him but he was not God in the literal sense. It was by man that we became separated from God and in separation came death and it was by man that we became connected and in this connection death was conquered. Remember here we are talking about conquering death and death has never had a hold of God just over man so it was up to man and man alone to change what he had done, not God. Had it been up to God he could and would have changed it immediately but it was not up to him, it was up to us because we created the separation. The separation had to be bridged and that could only be done by man. That bridge was built by faith.
Now I think we need to discuss the importance of faith. Faith is what was described in the beginning of Genesis Chapters 1 and 2. This is part of the key to understanding our relationship with God our Father. Creation took generations to complete but it was also the act of faith or believing. It was envisioned first and then came into manifestation or given life by faith. So when the Bible talks of the children of God then it is in this ability of taking a leap faith that we either manifest or we don’t. What I saying is that God planted
the seed of life in the pursuit of children. The Bible describes God and I hope you remember what we said earlier, God is Spirit. And as stated before the Bible describes this consciousness and this is what his children must be, of the same a consciousness. This is the purpose of life to evolve into this consciousness, which relates to becoming a child of God. If you see yourself as just a piece of clay then that is what you are. As you see yourself so are you. This is the principle that Christ taught us “Be it unto you as you belief” “your faith has made you whole” these truths are a foundation. This is also why Christ said that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. This is because this man has bound himself to the clay. This can be expanded. Where the heart is so is the mind and we are heart and mind. Yes we have bodies but the heart and mind is what makes you the person you are. Now if you see yourself strictly as a physical creature then that is what you are. There is nothing wrong with that but that is what you are. So when you have lost that physical you have lost your connection to life because that is how you see yourself as a physical body; “Be it unto to you as you believe.” On the other hand if you see yourself as more than just a physical creature then you may find yourself another home or shelter. The difference of these houses is what determines sustainability or life. Christ conquered death. You have not. I think that you need to remember also that God is the God of the living so when you die then you must be attached to the Living. What other way is there to do this than through Christ, who conquered death?
So you need to ask yourself what makes sense. Do you believe or not. Now there are those that will say if I am spirit then why do I need a house? A house is a vessel that provides support. Just as your mother and father care for you as you develop from a baby into a man or woman. So does God our Father but just as all parents you can point your children in a direction and encourage them, it still does not guarantee they will choose the path you hoped they would take. Our father would prefer to lead us but it is our choices that determine the path we follow. Just think of the chaos that would happen if God had children as we do.
I want to address I John Chapter 5: 7. – For there are three that bear record in heaven; the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8.- And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” There are those that state this is a foundation for the belief in a trinity. I will state it again the Lord God is One. God is not a trinity. God is not divided. I ask you to remember a statement made by Jesus. When he stated that “For I have given them the words that thou has given me; for they are thine.” So in this statement Jesus is telling us that it is God’s Word that he has given us not his own. Jesus gave life to God’s word. Jesus received the Holy Spirit at his baptism. Jesus received God’s Spirit and spoke what the Spirit of truth gave him. Remember Matthew Chapter 26: 39.- ”And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” This is stating that Christ accepted the cup that was given him. He walked the path that fulfilled the prophesies full knowing where the path was taking him. What I hope you see here is that Jesus received the Holy Spirit and with the Spirit of Truth, the word of God which he in turn gave to us. Jesus was not possessed he made choices and those choices were not always easy. Jesus was not God on earth but he gave life to God’s word and made the choice to do so. He honestly put God first above self. Do not divide God, he is one. It is because of Jesus faith and his fulfillment of the prophesies that death was conquered and the Holy Spirit was poured out to all that believe, to the children of faith.
I would like people to think about the topic of belief. Most people do not have a clear idea of what they believe. I do believe there are many people in this world that are religious. What I mean by this is that they are superstitious. They are people that are caught up more in the tradition of something rather than the understanding of it. Because I believe it is easier to sometimes see the mistake of others than ourselves. I will reference the Hebrew nation during the time of Jesus rather than point out those today in hope we see the similarities. The bond with the Hebrew nation was born of faith. Abraham had faith and held to the promise by faith. Moses was the law giver but he stood before the Pharaoh of Egypt in faith, while the spiritual leaders during the time of Jesus based their teachings not
on faith but the laws that were given only as a guide of good practices. I would hope that these laws remain as tools or guides as how to treat not only your friends but all people. But at the same time know that they are only tools and guides. The difference is the children of God are of faith. When Jesus taught the word to the Hebrew nation he had to fulfill the prophesies of the bible, so on the whole he taught by parables. In this way he could teach the truth but hide it at the same time. This was done to fulfill the prophesies.
Truths were given to simple fisherman, to straight forward men, to men of the season, Pisces.
Jesus did not give these truths to be analyzed and approved by men of power but
accepted on faith. Faith is not a science or philosophy. Faith is not learned or earned, it does not require a degree, faith requires no task or sacrifice. One need not become a philosopher or theologian to have faith. Faith is child like. Faith is not hopeful. It is. The truths of God are not given to men in trances, God does not take over a person nor do his messengers. All one has to do is read the word and the examples are there, then just think about it and the picture will become clear. God has never taken control of anyone but there are those that would and Christ showed us these. Do not think these are not real. Just as God has Angels which serve him and are messengers and protectors to us there are others that knowingly separated themselves from God. God’s word shows so many examples.
So, what happened to the Hebrew nation is they became a people justified not by their faith but by their history and by their laws. But because none could meet the standard of the law, they began to buy and sell salvation. The Synagogue focused on service to those who could afford salvation and who could support the temple which was more of a monument to man rather than to God. God has no need for Cathedrals or monuments. His Cathedral is you. What greater monument is there to a father than a child he is proud of? The Pharisees knew the word and the law but there was no life in the law, just empty sacrifices, the sacrifices of servants not children, blind and obedient with no understanding of the word. The word became only a book of philosophy and history, used more as a tool to control the social order of the people not much different than what has happened in our time. It seems that we are not much different, our hearts have been hardened. We justify ourselves just as they justified themselves calling themselves the chosen of God. We call ourselves
Christians and believe we are justified because we call ourselves Christians. But what makes a Christian a Christian? The dictionary describes a Christian as Christ like. So what is Christ like? You need to answer this question. The Bible provides many examples of a wide assortment of characters. Do you see yourself as any of them?
There are so many
different sects of Christians. All teaching variations of what they interpret the Bible to say. It is no different than then. What I ask you to do is to question and determine for yourselves if what you are being told makes sense. Does it teach that you can be a son or daughter of God or just a servant?
Remember the Lords prayer, it states our father not my father.
Injustice is injustice toward any one. When you use or abuse someone then you are doing such to yourself. You just don’t see it yet. Some may never see it at least while they are physically alive.
We develop scares that harden our hearts and impair our vision so we
justify repeating the wrongs done to ourselves and others. This becomes a norm an accepted disease. So we pass on our disease from one generation to the next. Do not assume that God justifies as we do. Do not think that you are justified because you believe in a history book and you are a good servant. God does not need servants he wants children. This is what Christ has shown us.
I would like to take this time to point out again that many today believe that they are justified by their works. What I mean by this that they think no one religion or belief is correct so they treat others as they want to be treated and believe that is what matters to God and only that. What I would say to those is that if you are justified by such, then Christ is just a prophet and the Bible is just a book that means no more than any other book. What I am saying is the Bible differentiates itself from all others because it talks of children. What I am saying again is that there is a difference between being a son or daughter and being a servant. The differences we are talking about are discussed in both the new and old testaments but I will reference the children of Abraham. Abraham had two children one which was born of a bondmaid and the other born of his wife. The bondmaid and her son were sent away. The bondmaid’s child did not share in the heritage with his brother. The same is true today. What I am saying is that you have a choice to make and the choice is this, do you believe Christ sacrifice was for you or not. I would like to point out something
at this time that I do not think most people understand. The whole Bible is about the separation of man from God and then his connection back to God and it is through Christ that this connection was completed. It is Christ that determines who are his brothers and sisters are, not anyone else. And yes you should live a life after the model of Christ but no man can or will be redeemed because he is justified by works of the law. Either you have life in the faith of Christ and believe in the promise or you are of the flesh and your life is defined by your breath. We are adopted children redeemed in the sacrifice of Christ not by our works but by faith. For death was conquered not by our faith but by Christ. And we who are weak in faith are justified in his faith. It is through one that we were separated from God and it through one that we are justified. Galatians 3 – 6 “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as many; but as one, And to thy seed which is Christ.”
I hear so much fear these days. People are dwelling on the negative things happening in this world rather than the positive. Jesus did not preach fear or doom and gloom. Jesus exemplified the characteristics in Galatians 5; 22. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” 23. “Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.”
Jesus taught the truth, he did not preach fear. I will again ask
people to remember what Jesus stated so much “be it unto to you as you believe.” With this in mind I tell you that if you preach doom and gloom and people accept this then they and you will receive it.
Stone throwers are not just people with rocks. So I caution you not to pick-up words and beat someone down with those words.
I know many believe that we immediately go to heaven when we die because this is comforting. People want to feel comfortable. They also want to be told they and their loved ones are alright. The one thing I would remind people is that they need to understand what the Bible is telling you. It states in Romans 10; 9, “That if you confess with thy
mouth Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” With that being said the Bible also states that people with certain characteristics will not enter into heaven. So is the bible divided? No it is not. It is just misinterpreted or not understood. In Romans it is stating that two criteria need to be done. One is to confess with the mouth which is an outward action. Secondly you must believe with the heart or in other words with your core that God raised him from the dead. You can lie to another man but you cannot lie to God. So if you do not believe God raised Jesus from the dead then it does not matter if you proclaim Jesus is Lord. This requires two parts to be complete. First you must believe. Secondly your faith is justified by the action of confessing by mouth that God raised our Lord Jesus Christ. You are providing an action to the faith. Faith without action has no life. So what about the characteristics?
Many misquote what Christ said on the cross, but all one has to do is think about it and it will become obvious, it is not the way it is. Remember Christ conquered death after three days in the grave and not before. After he rose from the dead he even told Mary, not to touch him because he had not ascended yet, so how could the thieves have ascended to heaven before him. How could they have ascended before death had been conquered? Remember what he said was, I go to make a place for you. In other words it had not been done yet.
What is spiritual form, is it not consciousness? When Moses asked God who are you his answer was “I am that I am”. What was this statement? Was this a name or description? It was obviously for Moses benefit. To me this is a statement of understanding self. Complete yet without physical form. This is the image of God. God is complete in that he is Consciousness or thought. So this means that all consciousness is a part of him. It is in his image that we were created. All consciousness is a part of him. Holy Spirit, Wholly Spirit or Wholly Consciousness are all the same. The whole point of creation is for God to have children, so that is the point of all life as well. It is the development and evolution of consciousness that gives birth to the children of God. This is what the Bible tells us. But because of our perceptions we have twist truth. Most of our perceptions are the excepted
norms of our cultures and they may be grounded with good intentions but others are not so good. It is with time and a lack of understanding that truths get twisted and lost.
In Genesis God created but when it came to creating Man he stated: Let us create man in our image. Now this can be taken as a statement of omnificent which by the way God is but it can also be seen as inclusive on in other words our image as in plural. This is probably a very hard concept to understand but it is important to understand. It is because of this that we have individuality and it is because of this that we can be born again, which is being connected to God. This is the receiving of Holy Spirit or Wholly Spirit of the whole which is the connection to God and life. This is what we lost with Adam and Eve and was made available by the sacrifice of Christ. I have explained this in another paper as well. It is my hope you understand God is not the physical being created in the image of man. We were created in God’s image, which is consciousness. It is by this physical form we become a living individual consciousness. Once we have taken our first breath. But consciousness is more than being a physical being or serving the flesh for if that is all you are then what more are you that the rest of the beast we share this world with. What a waste of the gift we have been given. The Bible tells us this but I do not believe we see. This is because our idea of norm is the norm accepted by the majority. The majority is the way of what, the world. This is the path walked by whom? If we see ourselves as just the physical being then we see are selves as what? Yet it is that idea that sows the corruption and keeps us at distance from our father and perpetuates the servitude to the flesh. When is the mark of the beast stamped upon your hand? When you serve the works of the flesh as described in Galatians. The hand represents what you do while the forehead represents your mind set or way of thinking. It is our actions (hands) and thoughts (forehead) that mark us as described in Revelations. I am sure I have told you Spirit is thought and that thought creates a consciousness.
The Bible describes what an acceptable consciousness as opposed to what serves the beast as opposed to what Christ exemplified in consciousness. He was and is the example of a son of God. And yes and no as to him being an exception. Yes he is the exception in that we have not lived up to his example but no as to the exception of what is possible for us to
I say this but hope you understand that we are not Christ but we have it in us to put on
his mind set and be a brother to him as he is a brother to us. It is through his sacrifice and resurrection that we are justified for it is he and he alone that conquered death. If we say that we are Christians then one should think that this would be a person that is Christ like or at a minimum follows the teachings and walks the path that Christ taught. I say this but I do not see it. I see nothing has changed in thousands of years. What I see is piety in the hearts of man. A people that wear decorative symbols representing the crucifixion of Christ yet show none of his conviction. So why do we fixate on his death and not his resurrection. Why are you a Christian? Is it because being a Christian is the socially acceptable thing to do? I see an outward gesture but not an inward value or core. As a matter of fact I believe most Christians are just social Christians. In other words if they had been born in another culture they would be what ever the norm of that culture is. For the most part we follow the path of our parents. So, I ask you again are you blindly tracing the footsteps of your parents and grandparents? Is it because this is what we have always done it? At the most I see servants and this is what we were before Christ coming. After his coming we were supposed to have realized what God was wanting of us, which are children not servants. Do we not have examples showing us? Is there not a parable covering this topic?
Life as we know on this planet is based on the continual development of life and some may define this as evolution. But when we think of evolution we think physical in nature. But the truth of the matter is that the physical aspect is only an attribute of evolution. Each form of life is trying to sustain its own existence and propagate its seed for the continual preservation of self. This is instinctive in all life as a basic thought. The thing to remember is that it is a thought and it is thought that drives all of us. It is our perceptions or thoughts that shape us as to how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. There are many different ways to see ourselves. One of those ways is to see ourselves strictly as a physical creature. And because all life that we know of is physical in nature then this becomes our frame of association. We see others, as we see ourselves, physical. And it is true life is based on being born and with that birth we begin to develop our perspectives of our world and self. What we seem to focus on is the obvious which is the physical, primarily because
it is our instinctive nature. What I mean by instinctive is our base animal nature. The Bible on the hand try’s to ask us to look beyond the physical to our spiritual side. I thought I made it clear but in case I did not I will try again. The spirit of anything is its thought. So as we develop it is our thoughts that either binds us to the physical or lifts us up and beyond the restraints of this world. The restraints are our thoughts, our perceptions. The next time you pick up the Bible try reading it with this perspective and see if it becomes clearer. If you understand this then you will understand what it was that Adam and Eve did that was wrong and why it was wrong. If you don’t understand the beginning how can you understand the ending?
The Bible differentiates thoughts that are base from that which are higher in nature. I know I have shown you this in the Paper Thoughts (40) but it is important so I will repeat it. Galatians 15. But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh, 17. For the flesh lusted against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery: voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse. Marriage represents the bond between two beings becoming one. So when we commit adultery we are breaking that bond. This represents the breaking of the Bond between God and man. Fornication: voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other. This represents act of lust and loss of self control and giving yourself to the beast or animal lust. Uncleanness: having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to the laws. This covers a wide range of acts and thoughts that affect the health and the well being of the body and the soul. Lasciviousness: inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd: a lascivious, girl/boy-chasing old man or woman. The Bible has many examples such as Herod with his brother’s daughter. 20. Idolatry: the religious worship of idols, excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion. This can be given to men and women as well as items.
Witchcraft: the art or practices of a witch; sorcery; magic, voodoo, amulets and
charms. Any practice of the dark arts that is used with the intent to invoke control or fear in others. Hatred: the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility. This is a destructive binding to you and your focus just as love is binding. Variance: a departure from the cause of action originally stated in the complaint such as the twisting of the truth for one’s personal benefit. Emulations: jealous rivalry that is destructive in nature; an example would be Cain with Abel but is not confined to an individual. Wrath: vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger; when people are hurt by others they can strike out at either the point of focus or an association of the focus which is usually destructive to all concerned. Strife: vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism; this is not internal but external toward others. Seditions: any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion; this is an action that promotes justifying the use of harm to others because of differences in race, gender, religious and political believes and such. Heresies: opinion or doctrine at variance with the written doctrine twisting truth to fit a lie.
Envying: a feeling of discontent or covetousness with
regard to another's advantages, success, possessions; Murders: the killing of another human; Drunkenness: given to drunkenness; the loss of control of one self by the use of alcohol and drugs. Revellings: to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities, to indulge in luxury, a party animal. Remember that even though all these are directed toward the individuals they all apply to groups, organizations, political entities and religious entities as well. What I mean by that is that there are those that have sown weeds into what was fertile ground that they have been natured and taken root in organizations. And such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22. But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. Love is not lustful, nor is it turned off and on like a faucet but flows freely and is given without condition it is the sum of all the rest of the fruit of the spirit. Joy, the emotion of great delight or happiness joy is filling to overflowing so that it is shared. Peace, freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, or obsession, providing comfort to others. Longsuffering, is long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation, looking not
to the present for immediate gratifications but always looking toward the future seeking long term solutions and rewards ; Gentleness, not severe, rough, or violent in actions or words; does not force; goodness, kindly feeling; kindness; generosity; faith, belief that is not based on proof. Meekness, humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others; receptive to and open to direction and correction; temperance, moderation or self-restraint in action, statement and self-control: against such things there is no law. What did Christ mean by being born again? When we look at these list what is it we see? I believe we see the difference between self indulgence and selflessness. There are many leadership classes to day that are trying to apply these principles to sports training and management classes. That is because the principles apply to every aspect of life. It does not matter if you are a teacher, a fireman or business man the principles have always been the same. Treat others as you wish to be treated. See yourself in others. Just because the world is harsh or unfair does not mean you need to be. We tend to always get caught up in our own world rather than think of those less fortunate. God has never tried to control us; as a matter of fact he is just the opposite. He has given us more freedom than what your biological parents have given you. This freedom can also be something that is abused by us, because of our perception of self. If we view ourselves in a light less than a son or daughter of God then we will see everyone else that same way which would be less than a child of God. We may even see others as less than ourselves and thereby treat them more like any other animal because we see ourselves as an animal. What we need to do is see each other as not as animals but creatures of thought because that is what God sees us as. If you look at the manifestations of the flesh and the manifestations of the spirit you see that both are ways of thinking, consciousness. One binds you to the flesh and servitude of the beast and the other to a higher consciousness. God ask you to not serve the beast but follow the example of Christ. If you serve the beast then it is in your way of thinking which is why the Bible says you will have the mark of the beast on your forehead or on your hand for your works or actions. Remember we were created in the image of God then placed into a body. God is Spirit or thought, a consciousness.
So if we are also consciousness then
we are apart of him. Again I ask you to remember the Lords prayer. It begins with Our Father which is inclusive.
It is our physical form that allows us the freedom to develop our capacity to either mimic our Father or the beast. What I am trying to get to is that I believe we are thought and we are flesh. And for us life is built on our physical existence so long as we have the breath of life in us then our consciousness is awake. This is explained in Ephesians and Hebrew. So what is this that Christ talked of about being born again?
It is about receiving the Wholly
(Holy) Spirit. This is the spirit (consciousness) that we lost with Adam and Eve. The day they died to God. Not physically dead but spiritually dead. So what is this?
What I guess
I am saying is we have been looking at the physical side of life because that is how we see ourselves but if we look at life as the development of consciousness then we can see the world around us as not only a physical world but a world of consciousness a world of thought. What was it God said to Mosses “I am that I am”. This is a statement of Consciousness. A consciousness that is described in Galations.
But he is not in need of
servants but heirs and you cannot have heirs without children. I tell you this because this is what Christ has told you. So he has given us guidelines and a path to follow. The path he has given us is a narrow one with many other paths attached to it as well as fields of distractions, temptations and alternatives that lead to dead ends. It is our responsibility to stay on the path and not go wandering. It is hard because we see so many leaving the path and we want to fit in with this group or that one. We justify ourselves and say it is only human nature. But I think we mean it is our animal nature. So even though we do not want to admit it we all have two sides to us. Like a coin. One side of us is physical the other side of is mental or consciousness, which is spirit.
I think the major problem is
discerning between the two sides. First is what I would call the norm. Completely tied to the physical world we grow up with. We learn to use the physical tools we have been given. Our body provides us the opportunity to develop and expand upon the boundaries that we establish by our perceptions. Some times the world consumes us so all we see is the physical side. It’s pain, pleasures and everyday activities. We become consumed by our consumption or find ourselves absorbed by the actions of others as they draw us into their consumption. Sometimes even the earth itself swallows you up.
So how do we pick a
path to walk. How do we know which path is the correct one and what are the signs we should look for to distinguish it from others. I would like to believe it is well defined but if
that were true then why would so many be lost. I guess the first place to begin is to question is why I am here. What do you believe? If you believe you are strictly a physical creature then you probably believe you are nothing more than an evolutional product. You may see yourself as either fortunate or unfortunate when it comes to abilities. But you probably see no difference between yourself and the other animals we share this world with and for the most part you would be correct. But there is a difference between man and the other creatures we share our world. It is our ability to choose between what is right and what is wrong. So this is what is discussed all throughout the Bible. Eve was deceived by the serpent but Adam was not deceived. He knowing chose the wrong path and the Bible gives you example after example of errant decisions. It is these choices that form us and shape us into what we are. When we see each other we may see the flesh but is the thinking of the individual that we either relate to or not.
God cannot just go out and have children as we do. Can you imagine the chaos? So the only way he can is sort of like the caterpillar and the butterfly. There has to be a transition but the transition from one state to the other only happens when certain criteria has been met other wise you remain the caterpillar. The criteria we spoke of begins by understanding the Bible and begins by establishing guidelines that children can understand and ends with instructions for adults. And when I reference adults I am referencing stages of learning. In other words understanding the foundations given to us as children, so as we grow we are not just regurgitating the words but building upon the principles. What I mean by this is that we are given the words but it is our choice to give them life. This is what Christ did and what he taught and showed us. He gave life to the word of God. This is what we are to learn, how to give life to his word. So what we are given is the freedom of choice to either apply the principles to our life or not. This is what determines whether you are invited into God’s house. Our decisions determine whether we can be brought into the house or if we should be left outside. As I have stated before this is the purpose of all life, it is for God to have children. This is true for here or any other planet and any life form that can grasp the principles and truths taught in the Bible.
Christ gave life to God’s Word and he gave us an example to emulate. Christ received the same Holy Spirit when he was baptized by John that was poured out at Pentecost or what was given to all the prophets. He provided the fertile soil for the seed to blossom to its fullest. And because of his sacrifice we have been given the privilege to receive the same Holy Spirit that was given to Christ. I say privilege because before Christ only a selected few ever received it. But this changed because of the sacrifice of Christ, Innocent blood for Innocent blood. This is all an effort for God to have children. My wish is that you understand this principle and benefit from it. Remember God is Holy Spirit (Wholly Consciousness) and we were created in his image not him in ours. We were then placed in these houses that we call our bodies. Also, I want you to remember what Christ said about being born again. Understand he was not talking about reincarnation. He was referring to receiving the Holy Spirit (Wholly Consciousness). Again I will reference the first paper I wrote which explains this. It is your choice to either serve the Spirit or the beast.
you to understand that just because someone wares a cross and calls themselves a Christian does not mean they are. Even the fallen angels believe in Christ but that does not save them. One of the stories told in the Bible is of Christ carrying on a conversation with a spirit and asking what was he called and the spirit answered as one but called itself Legion for he said we are many. The spirit asked not to be cast without but allowed a place to go to. So Christ allowed them to enter into a herd of swine which then ran into a body of water and drowned. So why is this important? Especially when all the swine did was just run into the sea and drown. Had Christ cast them out then they would have been adrift. I want you to think about what I told you in a previous paper about spirit and consciousness or thought. I want you think about what Christ told you about going to prepare a house with many rooms. The house is a type of vessel and the rooms are individual vessels much like we have here but not necessarily what you know now. This is not important but what is important is that we will be incorruptible and that is a step toward God.
I would like to try to explain the difference between Christians and other faiths. A Christian is apart of the body of Christ. That is extremely important because there is not another faith out there that teaches you are a child of God, all others teach servitude. In no other faith have you already been resurrected as in Christianity you are now a part of the
body of Christ and the resurrection. Christ taught a parable referencing three servants that were given talents (money) and even though he explained it I do not believe many have taken it to heart. So I thought we might revisit it. The first servant was given five talents and the second servant was given two talents and the last was given one talent. The first took the five and made it ten while the second took his two and doubled them but the servant that was given just one talent took it and buried it. The point of this is that the more you are given then the more that is expected from you. In other words the more you understand then the more responsibility you have to help others. Also if you are given the gift and you do nothing with it then you need to understand it will wither away. So, I am asking you to think about what you have been given and what you have done with it. You begin by being born again. Consider this as receiving a talent. Now what have you done with it. What kind of soil are you and what have you done with what you have been given. Have you buried the talent or have you multiplied it? I would like to try to expand a little on a statement made by Jesus; “it is easier for a Camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”.
I will start by posing some questions? First, was Jesus friend Lazarus
considered a rich man? Would he be included in this statement of the camel and the eye of a needle? What of David and Solomon. What is a rich man? What of Abraham the father of the Hebrew Nation was he a rich man? Is he not considered as the father of the seed in who the world was blessed?
So why would it be for all practical purposes next to
impossible for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven? Why would it be any different for a rich man than for poor man? I believe the answer is the same today as it was then. What Christ was stating was what we stated in the paper “Thoughts (40)”. If you bind yourself to something then you are bound to it. In other words, if your thought is focused on the gain of worldly possessions then your heart is also there. Another way to think of this is that a man is consumed by what he consumes. So, if you think of it this way then you will see the rich person is not a billionaire or a millionaire but anyone that measures the value of life by what they posses. When this occurs the possessions of this world becomes a weight around your neck, binding you to what you serve. So now you see it is not the wealth itself but the love of it that binds you. Your heart is given to what you
possess, or at least to what you think you possess. Remember you cannot take anything you possess with you. The only thing that goes with you is your consciousness because that is what you are. You are the sum of what and how you think.
This is not to say you
cannot have possessions. Abraham had possessions. But he was not consumed by his consumption. When I speak of consumptions, I am referring to worldly consumptions. Now the Bible gives us many examples of how we become consumed by our consumptions or those things that we wish to possess. Cain, Saw, David, Sampson, all show us different aspects of this as well as the impacts to ourselves and those around us. These are examples of what can happen to us. What Christ showed us is our potential. A person that is thankful for everything received and looks not to be occupied by the trappings of this world but a fruitful son or daughter of God. Now a child of God is a servant but not to God, but to man. Christ showed us this. Again I refer to Abraham and his two sons. Ishmael was the child of the servant and it was for this reason that he was sent away. This was a symbolic gesture. God does not want servants but children. Isaac was the child of Abraham’s wife, not the child of a servant. The point of this is to emphasize the relationship that God wants. He does not want nor need servants but he does want children. This is the whole point of creation. I am getting repetitive. The point is not whether you are rich or poor. What matters is whether you are a man trapped by your trappings. Where is the Kingdom of Heaven? It is within you. If you seek the Kingdom of Heaven you must look within otherwise you will not find it, at least not in this world.
I will tell you that God is not a respecter of persons. So it does not matter if you are a King, a president, a priest or whatever your title is. It is what is within you that matters. You can fool others but you cannot fool God. It does not matter if you can move mountains or if you just believe in the promise. What was it Jesus taught? Mathew 7:21, Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which art in heaven. 22, Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? 23, And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Iniquity is defined as a gross injustice or wickedness, a violation of right or duty; wicked act; sin. I will remind you of Adam and
Eve and what I described to you as a violation of right. A violation of right is not written in stone but is relative to what you understand. In other words the more you understand the more accountable you are. So do not judge yourself by those around you. You cannot always see into the heart of others and you have not earned the right to judge anyone. Know that a violation of right is not in black and white but different for each of us. Why is this true, because we all grasp the truth from a different perspective, making our understanding different than the individual standing next to you.
This is because each of
us is different. You are special because you are unique, one of a kind.
Abraham was a rich man yet he believed God and was justified by his faith and love for God.
He believed God’s promise of a son and was given Isaac when Sarah should have
been barren and secondly when he was willing to sacrifice Isaac. This is not to say you are to offer your sons and daughters as Abraham did with Isaac, you are not Abraham. God never intended for Abraham to sacrifice his son. The intent was to see if Abraham put God before everything that he valued in this world and he did. God set the stage of what would happen to his son Jesus and just how painful it is to loose your son. These were tremendous acts of faith but acts of faith can be as simple as loving your neighbor as yourself. If you can forgive yourself when you make a mistake then you should be able to do the same for your neighbor? Who is your neighbor? Is it the person next door or the individual in the country on the other side of the world? Treat others as you would like to be treated. Not just those that love you but those that would harm you. What did Christ say on the cross? Father forgive them, for they know not what they do. He was not talking just about just the Romans that beat him and then nailed him to a cross. Or the Hebrew Priest that demanded his death. This statement went beyond those that tortured him to death. This statement included all those that turned their backs to him as well as those that plotted to harm him just to protect their position of state and church. It even includes you and me. Yet he asked God to forgive us, all of us. The same truths apply today. There are those that have not found the truth but believe they are justified by their passion. Remember the Pharisees were passionate but passion does not make one right or wrong nor does completing this task or that one. You are not justified by naming God. You are not justified by carrying a cross or even wearing one. You are not justified by mutilating
yourself on a cross or tempting vipers. When Christ was taken to a mountain top and the devil told him to throw himself off because he knew that God would have his angles catch him. What did he say “it is written though shall not tempt the Lord thy God”. So if Christ taught this why would you do just the opposite? You are not innocent blood. Christ was the sacrifice not you. There are those that believe these acts show their faith but I tell you that it does not. Christ asked only one thing and that was to love each other and help each other.
So, be patient with others and help them. Do not force feed people. We are all
blind in some fashion so show patients. As we grow in the Spirit the more we will see. The war is against principalities and the battle is constant. It is a war with many battles. The choice is up to you, no one else. Either we sow the works of the flesh or produce the fruit of the spirit. Remember treat others as you would be treated and you will do well.
Do not abuse your temples. This is the only one you will be given at least in this world. The world is more than willing to beat you down; you do not need to help it. The promise is given to all and all that is asked of you is that you have compassion one for another and have faith in the promise. Know that faith does not waiver, nor is it tossed this way and that way. For if that describes your faith then you have not found faith and you are nothing more than dust in the wind. Think of the parable of the seeds that Christ talked of and where the seeds landed. You are one of those soils. The flesh you are given is dust and will return to dust. But you are also our father’s child and he created everything that you see and know by faith, love and patience. Know, faith without works has no life in it. When you took your first breath to become a living entity, you did so without thinking about it, you just did it. Faith is like that, it is child like. Jesus showed us an example of what we can be, as a child of God. This is the potential within each of us. When the Bible says we are the body and Christ is the head it means each of us must put on the mind set of Christ. The First born but not the last if we but put on his mind set. Our responsibility is to believe, to have faith and love each other.
I hope you understand that just because you put on the Christ consciousness it does not make you Christ. Each of us is different. Each of us makes up apart of the body. This is because as we put on the mind of Christ and except God as our father that we are re-born as
sons and daughters. We are to emulate our brother Christ as he did our Father. Everything we think and do either brings us either closer to God or pushes us away from him. It is choice, our choice to either believe or not. Next it is important to understand if faith is power then love is empowering. In other words it is through love that we connect not only to God but to ourselves and each other. It is for this reason that we must wear the armor of God as described in Ephesians. I am not sure if this is of interest to others but I thought it was very neat the way we are told it. In the story of Cain and Abel we are told that God found Abel’s gift as pleasing and Cain’s was not. So what was the difference? The difference is as it always is, in the thought of it. Cain’s sacrifice was not made because he wanted to but because he thought he had to, an obligation and nothing more. In other words his heart was hardened and the sacrifice was a burden. Abel on the hand sacrificed a firstling and the fat there of. This is stating what the whole Bible states. If you put God first then all things will be added unto you. The firstling is doing just that. This is the first born of his herd which is usually the prized one of a litter. The opposite of this would be last born which is usually the runt of the litter. Now this is not always the way it is but it is symbolic. Just as Christ is the first born.
Another topic that is very emotional and has the people divided as to what is right and wrong and one that people are debating as a church against state issue is the topic of abortion and choice. I believe this topic has a double edged sword attached to it. One group is saying it is my body and my right to decide about what happens to it and no one else should have that right but me. The other side is stating that those who choose to terminate a pregnancy are murders. I would remind those that wish to dictate to others that even though they may have good intentions, they should remember that they have enough to do within their own house rather than worrying about another’s house. I know that there are those that believe it is murder to have an abortion and even though it may not be what you would do it is not your right to decide for others. What I think we should ask is what does God’s word say about when you become a living soul. Is it different than science? Genesis 2, 7. - “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” What this is saying to me is
that even though we have a completely formed man, we do not become a living soul until we take our first breath. At the point we receive the breath of life we also receive our soul or consciousness. It is at this point that we become an individual. Until this point the physical body is totally dependent on the womb to supply all substance. In other words the life within the mother is the mothers. This is the building of a temple that will house the soul. The body is the house not the being. The being is what was created in the image of God and what is God? He is Spirit. It is when we take our first breath that we breathe in the breath of life and become a living soul. It is what we do while we are here that determines whether you follow the path of life or not. I know many will argue this point because they have seen the fetus move and respond to stimulation. What I am saying is that God’s Word says you are a living soul only after you breathe in the breath of life not before. I guess the hard part of this is that because of technology today we are given access to visually connect with the fetus. And we associate with what we see. What I think people need to understand is the mother already has breath life so if there is a choice between the two it should always be in favor of the living soul rather than the body being prepared for a soul. People need to remember though that if given the opportunity the fetus will come to term and be born. Once this is done and the baby takes its first breath then the baby is given a soul and is officially a human being not before. I know many will try to argue this point but I am just telling you what God’s word is saying. Science may differ and so may many of the churches but I am just quoting scripture and this is scripture to be taken as literal. I believe man associates life as physical but life is more than the physical. Remember we were created in the image of God and God is Spirit. Our essence is spirit and that is given to a body when the body takes its first breath, the breath of life. Think of it as God pouring you into a body, a vessel that is your home while you are here. I hope you remember what I told you about what happens after you have taken your last breath because this is the way you will remain until the prophesies have been fulfilled. I will also remind you of the passage in Genesis Chapter 6, 3. – “And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Here God states that man is also flesh in contrast to the spirit which is the image of God. The spirit and the flesh are at odds with each other. The flesh is what we see in the mother’s womb and the spirit is what is breathed in at your first breath and gives the body
life and consciousness. I know science will tell you the child in the womb is conscious and reacts to the parents talking to them. I guess an analogy might be a car. It is an amazing piece of machinery. But it is built for a driver and even though you may not be in it, it can respond to outside forces. For example if someone tried to break into it then it might set off an alarm. Now this is a response to outside forces but it still needs the driver. Our bodies are like that. God is spirit and we were created in his image, which is spirit, the driver that provides the spark of life that illuminates the body or your shell. It is the spirit that is gathered up at the resurrection not the shell or body. The body returns to the clay from which it was formed.
In Isaiah chapter 14 the Bible mentions Lucifer and this name has always been associated with Lucifer as the light bearer but I do not believe this is correct. Lucifer in the Bible was a man not Satan. Verse 16 of Chapter 14 in Isaiah: They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying. Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; This is the only time the name Lucifer is used in the Bible. He appears to be a king of Babylon that was wiped from the history books for the desolation he caused.
I want people to understand that when the Bible talks of people burning in hell it is referencing you not as a physical being but at spiritual being. I know I have probably repeated this many times but it is important to understand. The fire is a desire or thought that will not go away, much like a thirst that can’t be quenched.
I would like to explain another topic I believe is important to understand. In Matthew Jesus asked his disciples “Whom do men say that I am?” “And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.” “He saith unto them, but whom say ye that I am?” “And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” “And Jesus answered and said into him, blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jo’na: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” And I
will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. I believe these statements have been greatly misunderstood.
thing we need to understand is that the rock Christ was referencing is not Peter but the truth he spoke of. Jesus is the son of God. It is upon this truth that the church was to be built. I want you to again remember the prayer Christ taught. It begins with Our Father not My Father. This is the truth the church is to be built upon. So if you believe Christ and you believe he is the son of God then you should also believe that you are also a son or daughter of God. This is the foundation of the Church, the rock. Next I want you to understand the statement referencing the giving of the keys to Peter. This is important to understand. This statement is not making Peter the Gate keeper of Heaven but references what this understanding accomplishes. It is with this understanding that you hold the key to heaven. What you do with the key is up to you. Remember where heaven is. It is within you. Since this is true then it is not Peter that is the Key holder but those that understand the truth. Just a few lines down in this same chapter, Peter rebuked Jesus for telling the disciples the things he must suffer. Telling Jesus these things were not true and would not happen to him. Jesus then turned to Peter and addressed him as Satan. This was the Man that was just given the keys to heaven.
I think it is important to
understand this. Peter became a vessel used by Satan. How can this be? I believe there are examples of this all throughout the Bible. It is said that Satan wanders this world as a roaring lion and always searching for those he can devour? And what is it he uses to devour us with. I have answered this already so you should understand. But for those that have not read it, I will try to briefly summarize some paths. I would say that there are five traits that open the door to many more paths or ways of thinking and these would be fear, pride, lust, greed and envy. So which one of those gates do you think Peter opened? As I have said, God is Spirit and is defined as types of thought as is Satan. Each thought foreign to the other sort of like magnetic poles. What is hard for us to understand and to relate to is that we tend to place our own weakness of thought to both Christ and God. This is seen in Job. When the Word says we wrestle against principalities it is referencing the term principality, “which is also sometimes used generically for any small monarchy, especially for small sovereign states ruled by a
monarch of a lesser rank than the King”, such as a Prince, hence the term principality. It was man that traded this sovereign power away for the understanding of good and evil. It was with this understanding we became separated from God and with separation came death. You must understand this leads us to the parable of the son that was lost. The Bible provides the direction back to God but not as servants. We have been given the opportunity to become his children just as our example which is Christ. This is the whole point of the Bible for God to have children. So if Christ was the first then what of all those before him. How are we justified? Through faith is the promise kept but it was through Christ that faith was given life in the resurrection. There by becoming the promise, for all that believed before and after him.
I have had some question on the stance I have taken about the topic of reincarnation, stating Christ taught such. So, even though it may be a waste of time I will still take the time to walk you through the passage used as a reference that Christ believed and taught reincarnation. Let’s start with the passages in Matthew Chapter 11: 10, For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11, Verily I say unto you, among them born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: not withstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12, And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13, For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14, And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15, He that hath ears to hear let him hear.
It appears to me that there are three main options to understanding these statements. One option is Jesus was stating that John the Baptist is Elias, the reincarnate of Elijah, a second option would be that Jesus was referencing the same Holy Spirit that was in Elijah that was in John, and the third option is stating the prophecy of Elijah has been fulfilled in John.
Now for the first to be true, then either Elijah never died or what is stated in
Ecclesiastics and Hebrews is not true. Ecclesiastes chapter 3, verse19 “For that which
befalleth the sons of men befalleth beast; even one thing befalleth them: they all have one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. Verse 20 “All go unto one place; all are of dust and all turn to dust again.” This speaks for the physical side of us and Ecclesiastes Chapter 9 verses 4, 5 and 6 “For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun.” Hebrews Chapter 9: 27 “And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” The stance that I have is, the Bible does not contradict itself but I do believe our understanding of it does. This being said I believe that there have been mistakes in translations. You have to remember that translations were conducted by patriarchs that paid for the service of interrupting the script from one or more languages to their own. Even those that were conscientious in their duties of translation did so from a different time and a different culture with different perspectives. This means that both the patriarch and the scribe applied their perceptions to the translation and there by imposing their own interpretations of a translation, causing a misdirection of understanding. At one point in time the Church did not even want the Bible to even be translated. The Church wanted the people to come to them for that. This was a power held over the people and the Kings.
I am sure some
think that God would never allow his word to be misinterpreted. But I want you to think about just how many different sects of Christians there are in this world, each with their own interpretations. I want you realize the past was no different. Think of the wars.
I believe the thought of reincarnation was something taught by other religions and it had worked its way into certain fractions of Judaism just as it has in certain fractions of Christianity today. However truths are not tossed one direction then another. Nor would Christ teach a contradiction, because he was the word made living. All throughout the passages, Christ tells us these words and actions were not his but those given to him by our Father. So with that in mind I ask you; why would he teach something that was the
opposite without an explanation?
To me this rules out reincarnation unless you believe
that Elijah never died. If Elijah never died then he would have to come back to fulfill the statement in Hebrews. The issue I take with this is that death is a transition from our physical form. A second option would be Jesus was referencing kindred affiliation of John the Baptist and the spirit of Elias.
Elias is the Greek version of Hebrew name for
Elijah. The name means “The Lord is my God”.
John lived this name and exemplified
it in all his breath. John and Elijah both were filled with Holy Spirit. The best fit to understanding this meaning is to not let our imaginations fill in the blanks but to look at the text. Both Elijah and John were men of God that lived and preached repentance from the wilderness. This is what I believe Christ was referencing. What is important about this is the wilderness. The wilderness represents a state of mind or perception of awareness. This is the perception that gave way to the teachings of Christ. Both Elijah and John were great men of faith but Christ brought the enlightenment of being a son. He walked the talk of being a son. He told us that we were sons and daughters and that all we need do is claim that birth right. I’ve gotten side tracked again. We were discussing reincarnation.
I know those that want to believe in the third option of reincarnation are
still going to and that is their choice. The bottom line of this is that we have no guarantees about tomorrow, let alone another life. So I recommend you live your life like there is no tomorrow or any other life and treat all as you would be treated. I would also remind you of the time that Jesus took Peter, James and John to a mountain. Who was that they saw with Jesus. It was and Elias. Again I want to make it clear this was a vision. There were no photos of Moses and Elias for disciples to recognize them by but impressions that they could associate with. This vision was for the benefit of the disciples. The vision was a comparison between these historical figures that had been placed on pedestals and the Christ, who they followed. I want you realize that John the Baptist had already come and gone so if John and Elias were one and the same and Christ had already stated that there was no greater prophet than John, then why would they not have seen and recognized Elias as John. I say all this with the hope you understand that the body is just a house for you and is not you. I have explained this in other writings.
I believe we all understand that our physical form returns to dust when we die, but, what of our spiritual form? The Bible tells us but I don’t believe that we believe it. We have so many people talking about ghost and reincarnation. Some tell of romantic stories of ghost while others talk of horror tales but the Bible tells us something different than what the world telling you. I will again quote what Ecclesiastics tells us in chapter 3, verse19 “For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beast; even one thing befalleth them: they all have one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. Verse 20 “All go unto one place; all are of dust and all turn to dust again.” This speaks for the physical side of us and Ecclesiastes Chapter 9 verses 4, 5 and 6 “For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun.” Hebrews Chapter 9: 27 “And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
So here are quotes from both the old and new
testaments that state the same that you only die once. The body returns to dust. Your love, hatred and envy are all gone and they have no more portion for ever under the sun. You do not cling on to this world or those around you. So does this paint a bleak picture for us? Well it would if it were not that the Bible also tells us what does happen. The bible teaches us that consciousness falls into a sleep and is only gathered up at one specific time, the time of judgment. It was for this reason that Christ came into this world to be the sacrifice of innocent blood for the innocent blood spilled by Adam and Eve. Christ is the sacrifice, he is our redemption for with his sacrifice life was poured out to us. The life I am speaking of is the same life that we lost with Adam and Eve, Holy Spirit. It is this Holy Spirit that provides the connection to God and it is only with this connection we have life. Without it we have no connection to God and are there by dead. You may say that you feel alive and that you haven’t quit breathing yet. And you would be correct in that as long as you have breath you have physical life and this provides you with the opportunity to be born again or in other words to receive the Holy Spirit.
Now the Sadducees not believing in the resurrection asked Christ a question about the resurrection concerning marriage of a woman to seven brothers. Christ answered them in the following way. Luke 20, 34: And Jesus answering said unto them, the children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35: But they which will be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Matthew 24, 31: And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Now I would like to present some different thoughts about what Christ stated about going to heaven and preparing houses for us. I ask you consider that you are now occupying a house. The Physical Shell, our body is our house. So when Christ stated that he was going to prepare a house for us, he meant that we have steps to take and that what we are taking now is only a step on a stairway that leads to different levels of consciousness? What I am suggesting is each level allows us growth of consciousness which in turn brings us closer to God’s consciousness. What I am saying is that this first step is critical for in it we become as the angles, spiritual beings and Children of the resurrection. I know it does not say but I believe the consciousness of the angles are only a step forward and not complete. We are children of the resurrection which here was made possible through the faith of Christ and I ask you take note it states singular not plural. So could the angels be beings that have gone through the same process we are going through as well only not of this world. What does it say in Matthew the gathering will take place from the four winds and from one end of heaven to the other? If we were only the children of our world alone it would state this world rather than heaven but it does not. It is also important to see we are obtaining a world. This tells me we are inheriting a new world unlike the one we are in, a world that is incorruptible but never less still a world. And when I think of a world then I think of the world as a safe environment in which a seed is planted and nurtured to grow, develop and evolve. This means steps to me. I think of this as positive. All creation is connected and each atom connects to another and provides the building blocks that support the
development and evolution of life, a process that gives rise to the birth of children, which is the purpose of all creation. We must remember God is Spirit and for him to have children must be through the spark of life that gives rise to the development consciousness. I know we see ourselves as the ultimate development of life but we are only for this world at this time. I believe this same process is happening throughout the heavens with the same purpose in mind, of having children, kindred spirits and this may be what angels are, kindred spirits, beings of another time and another place and have gone through the same process but we are not told. It is not the form of life that is important but the consciousness; it is the Spirit within life that either evolves or becomes extinct. All life is valuable because all life is built on one life giving its life so that another life may live, continually developing, changing and evolving. Look at yourself, you are a miniature of this process. Are you the same as when you were born? Of course not. We evolve, grow, learn and have our own children which in turn repeat the process. All life does this. It is in this process throughout the heavens that allows God to have children.
The purpose of all creation is so God could have children.
God does not care what world
they come from and not all worlds give rise to children. Remember the time of Noah and how many souls were counted. This is a process of the development of consciousness that is kindred to God’s.
It is a process of evolution that steps past the physical to the spirit
within and acknowledging “Be it unto you as you believe”.
I would like to take some time to explain one of many questions I would like to reference some issues of the times because I don’t think people understand what the thought was when the bible tells us. One of these issues is that man shall not have sexual intercourse with another man and that doing so is an abomination. First I think we need to go to the dictionary to get a definition for Abomination: Anything greatly disliked or abhorred. 2. Intense aversion or loathing; detestation. 3. Vile, shameful, or detestable
action, condition, habit. Syn. 2. Hatred 3. Corruption, depravity. There is a thought behind this and it is based on nature.
What I mean is for any species to survive it must be
productive. In other words it must mate with the opposite sex. If it does not then the seed within it will die and vice versa the female’s egg will not be productive which leads to the end of that lineage. This is not healthy for a species whether it is man or any creature because if we do not reproduce then the species will not survive. In other words it is an act against nature, ergo it is an abomination.
In the Bible sex is considered as a climatic act between a husband and wife but if the couple is the same sex then it cannot be productive and if it is not productive then it becomes corrupted.
There are two ways this basically can happen one is when the genetic code
becomes messed up basically a wiring issue and the other is when the mind itself gets messed up which is a software clinch, either way it is not natural nor the way it is supposed to be. This is just one of so many things that happen in the process of evolution. In the process of evolution there are always clinches some that work to a species favor and some do not and nature takes its course. If someone isn’t the way they should be, do we condemn them. Should we stone them? Would Christ? I am not saying you have to except the condition as a norm but if you hate, then you are now manifesting a work of the flesh and what does the Word say of this. You need to remember as we as a species grow in population you will find more and more anomalies, most of which are not of benefit. As we drift from the Spirit of God the more we see ourselves as just the physical and the physical only decays. Also remember that the works of the flesh only serve the flesh not the spirit and are contrary to the spirit. The Bible tells us that we have a choice to make. One to build a kingdom in a material world and take the chance of being consumed by your consumptions or to put on the mind set of Christ and a child of God. Galatians 5: 19. “Now the works of the Flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fortification, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like:” And such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
I reference the works of the flesh again because I see so many that call themselves Christian but are acting as beast and serving the beast all in the name of Christ. The works of the flesh are not justified and have no part within the Kingdom of Heaven. Do not let this world twist the truth within your mind or heart. None of these acts are acceptable and understand that these are not just acts but types of thought which are foreign to God. And I ask you to never lose site that the Bible is a guideline. Do not get caught in absolutes. Absolute can be a weight and harden the heart. It is in the heart of something that makes the difference between from being a child verses a servant and you know the servant was sent away. Know that prayer is giving thanks not wishful thinking. It is giving thanks to your father so think of God as your father not a stranger; you were created in his image. So if and when you see God as your father then you have put the mind set of Christ and it is at this point that you become Christian. And know that being a Christian is not a religion; it is just a mind set.
As you realize that you are a creature of thought you should also see others in this way and hopefully you will see God in them and in you. If on the other hand you cannot, then you will not be able to say you were not told. Do not bury your talents. This is what this paper is about, understanding and making a choice with your eyes wide open. I believe it will become common sense.
Robert E. Waples