SIGNS OF PROBLEMS IN SECTS AND OTHER VARIATIONS OF THE GOSPEL [1381]

Some of the signs of problems in doctrine are that there is a desire to retain some form of law by which to have control over people. A failure to let go of the Mosaic law, and to introduce further laws, even such as “The commandments of Christ” that then bite in as being a new set of commandments or laws. [Also there are always 613 more to choose from if you run out of law].

Another one is to concentrate on doctrines of the future, prophesy etc, so as to keep your mind from having faith in the here and now, in the present. It is one thing to hope for the future resurrected body, it is another to go on and on about the circumstances of a coming kingdom which no one can be sure about, or various prophecies.

Because the OLD covenant is to do with the power of sin, and the new covenant solves this problem by destroying the power of sin; this causes a backlash by sin and the power of it, the law, put forward by those who do not want to see this power ended.

Whatever is taught, it will be at variance with truth. The last thing these people want is for you to be completely free to live from the Spirit by faith in the kingdom which he has provided for you NOW, not just in the future. The next life is simply going to be a confirmation of the present one, so if you are not resurrected NOW, YOU NEVER WILL BE.

PS Other signs are a reluctance to accept Christ’s divinity, and anything to do with his indwelling Spirit which might actually FREE us and keep us free.

WHAT IS TRUTH [1184a]

Truth is reality as it is, not just as we see it. Truth is honesty and clarity, the much favoured “transparency” asked for in possible corruption cases. Truth then will reveal its opposite number, the lie. Corruption of anything is just another way of saying it is a lie, or it is not true or of the truth.

Unrighteousness is not of the truth because it is a fabrication of lies put together to hide or disguise itself so it is not recognised as being not truth, or not of the truth. Righteousness is truth in action, just as it is love in action, it produces right things, as opposed to “unright” things, or “wrong” things.

How do we know they are right or wrong? Because what is right, as is what is of love, of the ultimate truth, will “do no harm to its neighbour”. Of course, that which is ultimately evil could be said to be truth, or true. But it is only true to itself, to the nature of lies and lying, of the corruption of truth.

If we were to “fully corrupt the lie” we might end up with truth. This is what happened in Jesus’ body, that the inherent lies of the fleshly condition were”corrupted” [uncorrupted] or ‘ruined’ by the truth, by what was incorrupt in itself, as an entity. We might ask if evil can be an entity, but when compared to love, we find that while God is love and is an entity, that evil resides only in the non-god which is now to be seen as corrupt mankind.

“I said ye are gods” but unfortunately, we are corrupted ones.

One might argue around what is it that constitutes harm to the neighbour or no harm to the neighbour. Such a discussion might end up in arguing for homosexual love for example, as being a good thing. But when we look at the major aspects of good and evil, we find that to kill one’s neighbour comes out on the bad side, while to deliver food to him when he is hungry is on the good side. Some things are more obvious than others, but the groupings of good and bad will find the homosexual issue to be on the bad side, by reason of guilt by association with all the other aspects that lie near it. Contrasted with all the good things and their associated fellow virtues which are on the good side.

The end of corruption, of the lie, is death. The end of righteousness is life. To dispute these issues is to dispute all that is other than robotic nonsense, to dispute the aspects of mankind that have proven themselves to be of high value and worth to all concerned, other than evildoers, who may “prosper for a season” but who will in the end fall victim to their own darkness.

Truth will guide into the light, it is an essence which is self sustaining, self proving, proves itself, its continuity and integrity. The lie and lies will reveal themselves only as that which leads away from that integrity, away from intelligent cohesion, and only into further disintegration of truth, other than the truth that it is a lie or bunch of lies that leads to increasing darkness.

Truth is a Spirit, is the Spirit of God, who is a Spirit. The Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of life itself. Jesus “became a life giving Spirit”, His life was the manifestation of truth. His love and forgiveness, and His healing power, was the demonstration of that truth that resulted in his immortality after healing the inner corruption of the flesh which was unrighteousness, and returning it to truth, to righteousness. From death to life.

[“The Spirit is the truth”.]

WHAT IS TRUTH [1184]

Truth is reality as it is, not just as we see it. Truth is honesty and clarity, the much favoured “transparency” asked for in possible corruption cases. Truth then will reveal its opposite number, the lie. Corruption of anything is just another way of saying it is a lie, or it is not true or of the truth.

Unrighteousness is not of the truth because it is a fabrication of lies put together to hide or disguise itself so it is not recognised as being not truth, or not of the truth. Righteousness is truth in action, just as it is love in action, it produces right things, as opposed to “unright” things, or “wrong” things.

How do we know they are right or wrong? Because what is right, as is what is of love, of the ultimate truth, will “do no harm to its neighbour”. Of course, that which is ultimately evil could be said to be truth, or true. But it is only true to itself, to the nature of lies and lying, of the corruption of truth.

If we were to “fully corrupt the lie” we might end up with truth. This is what happened in Jesus’ body, that the inherent lies of the fleshly condition were”corrupted” [uncorrupted] or ‘ruined’ by the truth, by what was incorrupt in itself, as an entity. We might ask if evil can be an entity, but when compared to love, we find that while God is love and is an entity, that evil resides only in the non-god which is now to be seen as corrupt mankind.

“I said ye are gods” but unfortunately, we are corrupted ones.

One might argue around what is it that constitutes harm to the neighbour or no harm to the neighbour. Such a discussion might end up in arguing for homosexual love for example, as being a good thing. But when we look at the major aspects of good and evil, we find that to kill one’s neighbour comes out on the bad side, while to deliver food to him when he is hungry is on the good side. Some things are more obvious than others, but the groupings of good and bad will find the homosexual issue to be on the bad side, by reason of guilt by association with all the other aspects that lie near it. Contrasted with all the good things and their associated fellow virtues which are on the good side.

The end of corruption, of the lie, is death. The end of righteousness is life. To dispute these issues is to dispute all that is other than robotic nonsense, to dispute the aspects of mankind that have proven themselves to be of high value and worth to all concerned, other than evildoers, who may “prosper for a season” but who will in the end fall victim to their own darkness.

Truth will guide into the light, it is an essence which is self sustaining, self proving, proves itself, its continuity and integrity. The lie and lies will reveal themselves only as that which leads away from that integrity, away from intelligent cohesion, and only into further disintegration of truth, other than the truth that it is a lie or bunch of lies that leads to increasing darkness.

Truth is a Spirit, is the Spirit of God, who is a Spirit. The Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of life itself. Jesus “became a life giving Spirit”, His life was the manifestation of truth. His love and forgiveness, and His healing power, was the demonstration of that truth that resulted in his immortality after healing the inner corruption of the flesh which was unrighteousness, and returning it to truth, to righteousness. From death to life.

[“The Spirit is the truth”.]

THE EXPERIENCING OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS CORRUPTS YOUR ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE RIGHTEOUSNESS [1177a]

Supposing you were in some kind of “middle ground” concerning your “state of righteousness”, then further unrighteousness, as propagated by yourself, would tend to cloud your ability to see clearly the path of righteousness before you. Your inner corruption, as it progresses, would darken your path and make unclear your steps in the right direction.

Of course, we usually are already in trouble because to step off the pathway of righteousness is to invite a fog that further pulls you into the mire, the bog that lies alongside the true track to God. Darkness or light is a reflection of the inner state of corruption that inhabits us, that we allow to inhabit us. The law planned that if its ways were followed, that there would be some kind of illumination that would break through our thinking, by virtue of the experience of doing the right thing.

But the nature of sin is such that we cannot break through it without such a bright light shining that any righteous man might be blinded by it. It required the light of Christ to do this successfully, to expose the darkness for what it is and to show that there is a “way truth and life” that we can follow back to the path of life. Once on that pathway, any sin appears as a major stumbling block before us, and our avoidance of sin system is highly sensitised due to the love of Christ that endured that very sin for us, so we will avoid its pitfall.

Travelling the road to heaven involves the consciousness of the price he paid in order for us to be returned to this righteous path that He Himself is. It also involves paying that same price as we experience the righteous struggle that He established would be in us by following Him, as we mimic His fidelity to the truth and follow His Spirit which is in us.

There is a wide pathway, the one that the masses follow, and there is a narrow one which the righteous follow. As the righteous experience the overcoming which He established before them, they are confirmed in Him and gain confidence before Him, to further experience what God has planned for them along the way, by which experiences they grow and prepare themselves for that which He requires of us to do in His service.

One of the most basic things we can do for him is to “let our light shine before men” because only in this way will men appreciate the reality of the nature of God, and that He is alive in this world.

THE EXPERIENCING OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS CORRUPTS YOUR ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE RIGHTEOUSNESS [1177]

Supposing you were in some kind of “middle ground” concerning your “state of righteousness”, then further unrighteousness, as propagated by yourself, would tend to cloud your ability to see clearly the path of righteousness before you. Your inner corruption, as it progresses, would darken your path and make unclear your steps in the right direction.

Of course, we usually are already in trouble because to step off the pathway of righteousness is to invite a fog that further pulls you into the mire, the bog that lies alongside the true track to God. Darkness or light is a reflection of the inner state of corruption that inhabits us, that we allow to inhabit us. The law planned that if its ways were followed, that there would be some kind of illumination that would break through our thinking, by virtue of the experience of doing the right thing.

But the nature of sin is such that we cannot break through it without such a bright light shining that any righteous man might be blinded by it. It required the light of Christ to do this successfully, to expose the darkness for what it is and to show that there is a “way truth and life” that we can follow back to the path of life. Once on that pathway, any sin appears as a major stumbling block before us, and our avoidance of sin system is highly sensitised due to the love of Christ that endured that very sin for us, so we will avoid its pitfall.

Travelling the road to heaven involves the consciousness of the price he paid in order for us to be returned to this righteous path that He Himself is. It also involves paying that same price as we experience the righteous struggle that He established would be in us by following Him, as we mimic His fidelity to the truth and follow His Spirit which is in us.

There is a wide pathway, the one that the masses follow, and there is a narrow one which the righteous follow. As the righteous experience the overcoming which He established before them, they are confirmed in Him and gain confidence before Him, to further experience what God has planned for them along the way, by which experiences they grow and prepare themselves for that which He requires of us to do in His service.

One of the most basic things we can do for him is to “let our light shine before men” because only in this way will men appreciate the reality of the nature of God, and that He is alive in this world.

CLEAN FLESH [1172b]

There is discussion in various quarters as to whether or not Jesus’ flesh was “clean”? Conventionally the idea of Jesus being the perfect sacrifice meant that He was perfect in all respects, which means that his body was as perfect as His spirit, that He was as perfect as Adam was before the “fall”.

“A lamb without spot or blemish”. The only way this idea can hang together is by the application of “the devil” to this scenario, who brings in temptation from the outside, otherwise Jesus has to be seen as originating the temptation from within Himself, which is indeed the case.

It does say that He was perfected in that He learned obedience by His temptations, or by what He suffered. The reality is that it makes a point of stating that He was made in all ways as we are, and was tempted in all ways as we are. The only difference is that He did not fall for it, whereas we did.

If He had not been made exactly as we were, then His victory over sin and death would have been a hollow one because already being perfect, there was nothing further to prove. As it is, He was “made” as the Son of God, and because of this, and ONLY because of this, was He suitable material for the perfect sacrifice, being that His SPIRIT was perfect, even if His flesh was not. That being the case, in either scenario be it the devil who did the tempting or his own flesh, the temptation was overcome, was denied, and Jesus retained his purity of spirit. The hell of the cross perfected Him to immortality.

But this has no relationship to us unless it was His own body, made just like ours, that was doing the tempting. If not, there would be no point to all that was said about us being made in similar fashion. Our spirits were corrupted because the flesh was a corruption of the original design. Jesus retained His uncorrupted spirit and by it, was able to overcome the temptation coming from His flesh, our flesh.

NOW, it is not only the case that Jesus’ flesh was not “pure”, it is also the case that neither was ours. But it is also now the case, that just as His body was cleansed and purified in the fire of the cross, so too have our bodies been considered by God to also have been destroyed by fire, “purified” out of existence, because there was nothing incorruptible about them. When He died, so also did we. His Spirit was able to re-energise life to the point of immortality of his body, He had been given authority over His living and dying, and rising again, and our spirit was freed to inhabit His body, and His ours.

When we believe, we rise again with Him, to the extent that we are said to be seated with Him in the heavenlies. His body is now ours, and ours is His. [His Spirit is now ours] On that basis our bodies, our “flesh” has been put to death and rendered impotent forever more. We now treat His body as ours, and our body as His. His complete forgiveness which is simply the power and will of His love to act on us, no longer recognises faults and failings, sin and death. (He has abolished death).

Our body has been rendered impotent. Under the law we were dead, but now in grace we have been made alive. It is not that we might not sense the import of our flesh at times, or even often – but it is true that it has been rendered without authority, without the power of condemnation, and deserves our contempt. “For the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law, but thanks be to God..” He has abolished the law (by fulfilling it). BUT our bodies are now “The temple of the Spirit”. They are to be used for holy purposes now, not unholy.

To all intense and purpose then, our body has been rendered “clean” just as His Spirit is said to be in us, our spirit being at one with His Spirit. We are His body, and His is ours. Our mortal body was assigned death status and we are said to have died, baptism being the symbolism for this, for our recognition of it. If God says we are dead then we are dead, if only that His statement points forward to that actual event. But in any case, He is also saying we are SPIRITUALLY dead but in actuality it amounts to the same thing.

The change of covenants, the change of arrangements between God and us, means we are no longer dealing with Him through laws of sin and death, but dealing with Him on the basis of the law of the Spirit of life which is in Christ Jesus. He has dealt with sin and death for all time, it is no longer relevant because it has been pre-judged and executed, and the penalty demonstrated to have been enacted in Christ’s body. This is where the judgement on sin took place, this is where the difference between man and God was reconciled, simply requiring man’s assent to it to be viable as having been the catalystic agent which then provoked a turn around in man’s attitude, brought about a change of spirit in him, by THE Spirit.

Our new bodies are now said to be being stored up in heaven for the day He returns, when His body and our own will be indistinguishable from each other insofar as their makeup goes, although their glory may differ. The old flesh body has been converted in His case to immortality, whereas ours will also be brought to immortality, but on the basis of the new body “stored up in heaven” rather than the old one of flesh and blood, though it may be this which provides the foundation for it in terms of its rejuvenation. Presently though our bodies are said to be “dead because of sin” it also says that life will be given to them by the Spirit who dwells in us.

The “problem” of the flesh has therefore been made of no account, having absolutely no rights, no power or authority over the Christian at all, it having absolutely died with Christ. Our concern now is to be only with HIS body which is our new habitation, and our old body which is His habitation. OUR (new) body is stored in Heaven for us.

To have the Son is to have clean flesh. When Jesus was physically here, the problem was still around, still inherent in flesh. Once He had dealt with it, that problem was solved, deposed, ejected from heaven. It is clean in our immediate consciousness by faith in Jesus’ cleansing of us. It therefore cannot affect us unless we let it.

[By the time Jesus had finished on the cross His body was the “perfect sacrifice” anyway.][He cannot sin because he has been born of God (1 John)][As those returned from death to life]

CLEAN FLESH [1172a]

There is discussion in various quarters as to whether or not Jesus’ flesh was “clean”? Conventionally the idea of Jesus being the perfect sacrifice meant that He was perfect in all respects, which means that his body was as perfect as His spirit, that He was as perfect as Adam was before the “fall”.

“A lamb without spot or blemish”. The only way this idea can hang together is by the application of “the devil” to this scenario, who brings in temptation from the outside, otherwise Jesus has to be seen as originating the temptation from within Himself, which is indeed the case.

It does say that He was perfected in that He learned obedience by His temptations, or by what He suffered. The reality is that it makes a point of stating that He was made in all ways as we are, and was tempted in all ways as we are. The only difference is that He did not fall for it, whereas we did.

If He had not been made exactly as we were, then His victory over sin and death would have been a hollow one because already being perfect, there was nothing further to prove. As it is, He was “made” as the Son of God, and because of this, and ONLY because of this, was He suitable material for the perfect sacrifice, being that His SPIRIT was perfect, even if His flesh was not. That being the case, in either scenario be it the devil who did the tempting or his own flesh, the temptation was overcome, was denied, and Jesus retained his purity of spirit. The hell of the cross perfected Him to immortality.

But this has no relationship to us unless it was His own body, made just like ours, that was doing the tempting. If not, there would be no point to all that was said about us being made in similar fashion. Our spirits were corrupted because the flesh was a corruption of the original design. Jesus retained His uncorrupted spirit and by it, was able to overcome the temptation coming from His flesh, our flesh.

NOW, it is not only the case that Jesus’ flesh was not “pure”, it is also the case that neither was ours. But it is also now the case, that just as His body was cleansed and purified in the fire of the cross, so too have our bodies been considered by God to also have been destroyed by fire, “purified” out of existence, because there was nothing incorruptible about them. When He died, so also did we. His Spirit was able to re-energise life to the point of immortality of his body, He had been given authority over His living and dying, and rising again, and our spirit was freed to inhabit His body, and His ours.

When we believe, we rise again with Him, to the extent that we are said to be seated with Him in the heavenlies. His body is now ours, and ours is His. [His Spirit is now ours] On that basis our bodies, our “flesh” has been put to death and rendered impotent forever more. We now treat His body as ours, and our body as His. His complete forgiveness which is simply the power and will of His love to act on us, no longer recognises faults and failings, sin and death. (He has abolished death).

Our body has been rendered impotent. Under the law we were dead, but now in grace we have been made alive. It is not that we might not sense the import of our flesh at times, or even often – but it is true that it has been rendered without authority, without the power of condemnation, and deserves our contempt. “For the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law, but thanks be to God..” He has abolished the law (by fulfilling it). BUT our bodies are now “The temple of the Spirit”. They are to be used for holy purposes now, not unholy.

To all intense and purpose then, our body has been rendered “clean” just as His Spirit is said to be in us, our spirit being at one with His Spirit. We are His body, and His is ours. Our mortal body was assigned death status and we are said to have died, baptism being the symbolism for this, for our recognition of it. If God says we are dead then we are dead, if only that His statement points forward to that actual event. But in any case, He is also saying we are SPIRITUALLY dead but in actuality it amounts to the same thing.

The change of covenants, the change of arrangements between God and us, means we are no longer dealing with Him through laws of sin and death, but dealing with Him on the basis of the law of the Spirit of life which is in Christ Jesus. He has dealt with sin and death for all time, it is no longer relevant because it has been pre-judged and executed, and the penalty demonstrated to have been enacted in Christ’s body. This is where the judgement on sin took place, this is where the difference between man and God was reconciled, simply requiring man’s assent to it to be viable as having been the catalystic agent which then provoked a turn around in man’s attitude, brought about a change of spirit in him, by THE Spirit.

Our new bodies are now said to be being stored up in heaven for the day He returns, when His body and our own will be indistinguishable from each other insofar as their makeup goes, although their glory may differ. The old flesh body has been converted in His case to immortality, whereas ours will also be brought to immortality, but on the basis of the new body “stored up in heaven” rather than the old one of flesh and blood, though it may be this which provides the foundation for it in terms of its rejuvenation. Presently though our bodies are said to be “dead because of sin” it also says that life will be given to them by the Spirit who dwells in us.

The “problem” of the flesh has therefore been made of no account, having absolutely no rights, no power or authority over the Christian at all, it having absolutely died with Christ. Our concern now is to be only with HIS body which is our new habitation, and our old body which is His habitation. OUR (new) body is stored in Heaven for us.

To have the Son is to have clean flesh. When Jesus was physically here, the problem was still around, still inherent in flesh. Once He had dealt with it, that problem was solved, deposed, ejected from heaven. It is clean in our immediate consciousness by faith in Jesus’ cleansing of us. It therefore cannot affect us unless we let it.

[By the time Jesus had finished on the cross His body was the “perfect sacrifice” anyway.][He cannot sin because he has been born of God (1 John)][As those returned from death to life]

CLEAN FLESH [1172]

There is discussion in various quarters as to whether or not Jesus’ flesh was “clean”? Conventionally the idea of Jesus being the perfect sacrifice meant that He was perfect in all respects, which means that his body was as perfect as His spirit, that He was as perfect as Adam was before the “fall”.

“A lamb without spot or blemish”. The only way this idea can hang together is by the application of “the devil” to this scenario, who brings in temptation from the outside, otherwise Jesus has to be seen as originating the temptation from within Himself, which is indeed the case.

It does say that He was perfected in that He learned obedience by His temptations, or by what He suffered. The reality is that it makes a point of stating that He was made in all ways as we are, and was tempted in all ways as we are. The only difference is that He did not fall for it, whereas we did.

If He had not been made exactly as we were, then His victory over sin and death would have been a hollow one because already being perfect, there was nothing further to prove. As it is, He was “made” as the Son of God, and because of this, and ONLY because of this, was He suitable material for the perfect sacrifice, being that His SPIRIT was perfect, even if His flesh was not. That being the case, in either scenario be it the devil who did the tempting or his own flesh, the temptation was overcome, was denied, and Jesus retained his purity of spirit. The hell of the cross perfected Him to immortality.

But this has no relationship to us unless it was His own body, made just like ours, that was doing the tempting. If not, there would be no point to all that was said about us being made in similar fashion. Our spirits were corrupted because the flesh was a corruption of the original design. Jesus retained His uncorrupted spirit and by it, was able to overcome the temptation coming from His flesh, our flesh.

NOW, it is not only the case that Jesus’ flesh was not “pure”, it is also the case that neither was ours. But it is also now the case, that just as His body was cleansed and purified in the fire of the cross, so too have our bodies been considered by God to also have been destroyed by fire, “purified” out of existence, because there was nothing incorruptible about them. When He died, so also did we. His Spirit was able to re-energise life to the point of immortality of his body, He had been given authority over His living and dying, and rising again, and our spirit was freed to inhabit His body, and His ours.

When we believe, we rise again with Him, to the extent that we are said to be seated with Him in the heavenlies. His body is now ours, and ours is His. [His Spirit is now ours] On that basis our bodies, our “flesh” has been put to death and rendered impotent forever more. We now treat His body as ours, and our body as His. His complete forgiveness which is simply the power and will of His love to act on us, no longer recognises faults and failings, sin and death. (He has abolished death).

Our body has been rendered impotent. Under the law we were dead, but now in grace we have been made alive. It is not that we might not sense the import of our flesh at times, or even often – but it is true that it has been rendered without authority, without the power of condemnation, and deserves our contempt. “For the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law, but thanks be to God..” He has abolished the law (by fulfilling it). BUT our bodies are now “The temple of the Spirit”. They are to be used for holy purposes now, not unholy.

To all intense and purpose then, our body has been rendered “clean” just as His Spirit is said to be in us, our spirit being at one with His Spirit. We are His body, and His is ours. Our mortal body was assigned death status and we are said to have died, baptism being the symbolism for this, for our recognition of it. If God says we are dead then we are dead, if only that His statement points forward to that actual event. But in any case, He is also saying we are SPIRITUALLY dead but in actuality it amounts to the same thing.

The change of covenants, the change of arrangements between God and us, means we are no longer dealing with Him through laws of sin and death, but dealing with Him on the basis of the law of the Spirit of life which is in Christ Jesus. He has dealt with sin and death for all time, it is no longer relevant because it has been pre-judged and executed, and the penalty demonstrated to have been enacted in Christ’s body. This is where the judgement on sin took place, this is where the difference between man and God was reconciled, simply requiring man’s assent to it to be viable as having been the catalystic agent which then provoked a turn around in man’s attitude, brought about a change of spirit in him, by THE Spirit.

Our new bodies are now said to be being stored up in heaven for the day He returns, when His body and our own will be indistinguishable from each other insofar as their makeup goes, although their glory may differ. The old flesh body has been converted in His case to immortality, whereas ours will also be brought to immortality, but on the basis of the new body “stored up in heaven” rather than the old one of flesh and blood, though it may be this which provides the foundation for it in terms of its rejuvenation. Presently though our bodies are said to be “dead because of sin” it also says that life will be given to them by the Spirit who dwells in us.

The “problem” of the flesh has therefore been made of no account, having absolutely no rights, no power or authority over the Christian at all, it having absolutely died with Christ. Our concern now is to be only with HIS body which is our new habitation, and our old body which is His habitation. OUR (new) body is stored in Heaven for us.

To have the Son is to have clean flesh. When Jesus was physically here, the problem was still around, still inherent in flesh. Once He had dealt with it, that problem was solved, deposed, ejected from heaven. It is clean in our immediate consciousness by faith in Jesus’ cleansing of us. It therefore cannot affect us unless we let it.

[By the time Jesus had finished on the cross His body was the “perfect sacrifice” anyway.][He cannot sin because he has been born of God (1 John)][As those returned from death to life]

C themindoftheflesh

TRUTH IS ABSOLUTE, NOT COMPARATIVE [1160a]

If we find there to be a difference between two “truths”, then it becomes plain that one of them is not truth at all, in fact, neither of them may be so.

In a world of compromise, which this world is, people are continually gauging to what degree they will exhibit truth, because by the world’s standards, it does them no good to be completely truthful. The only one who was truthful was Jesus, who never compromised the truth, who never was corrupted by deviation from truth.

He followed the Spirit of truth and complied with its voice. Where Pilate asked the question “what is truth”, scripture can offer “The Spirit is the Truth”. There is an absolute standard, TRUTH, which when deviated from, produces corruption, and corruption produces death, because truth is life and life is truth.

When Olympic athletes cheat by using drugs and consider that it is OK to do so, they demonstrate that they do not have a conscience regarding truth, they have been taught that any means to gain the end result is OK. They obviously have no regard for any consequences, especially as far as God is concerned, because they don’t believe in Him. Often it may be plain that they are atheistic or belong to an atheistic or corrupted religion form of some corrupt state or country. [Japan refuses to allow their school systems, their education processes to even acknowledge most of Japan’s involvement in and responsibility for their reprehensible actions in the second world war, their children and people have been told lies]

Christianity and the bible are characterised by truth, and those who have been under its influence for a long time recognise the difference in societies who are starting to fall under the spell of deceptive corruption, or have been corrupted for many years. One such corruption is the acceptance of homosexuality, the way it is represented in films and in the media. This matter is so unchangeable in terms of truth, in terms of corruption, it is not right and never will be. Certainly it is a forgivable sin, as most of them are, but is sin nevertheless, and unless corrected will result in permanent spiritual death (hell). [along with all liars, those who continue to support untruth]

Putting that aside, the various offshoots of Christianity that are severely at odds with the normal view of things, so that we call them sects or cults, are also dealing in the corruption of truth and they will eventually be called to account for this corruption. New religions are emerging to attack Christianity itself while posing as Christian entities, they produce their own scriptures and use Christian imagery and pageantry to masquerade as legitimate Christianity, all the time, while seemingly supporting them, actually white-anting the basic fundamentals of the faith.

It should not be surprising that one such religion is emerging from China, which is also expanding on many fronts be they socialistic, military or economic. It almost seems possible that it is being driven by the Country’s party machine, so that even though claims are made of persecution of this “new Christian religion” in China itself, this could simply be a cover by claiming persecution status, thus putting them on common ground with other religions who are state opposed.  If the aim was world domination, then a world religion apparently compatible with western standards, or at least one which enabled the corruption of the religion of the West, could be a major feather in their cap.

[“Let your gentleness be seen by all”]

TRUTH IS ABSOLUTE, NOT COMPARATIVE [1160]

If we find there to be a difference between two “truths”, then it becomes plain that one of them is not truth at all, in fact, neither of them may be so.

In a world of compromise, which this world is, people are continually gauging to what degree they will exhibit truth, because by the world’s standards, it does them no good to be completely truthful. The only one who was truthful was Jesus, who never compromised the truth, who never was corrupted by deviation from truth.

He followed the Spirit of truth and complied with its voice. Where Pilate asked the question “what is truth”, scripture can offer “The Spirit is the Truth”. There is an absolute standard, TRUTH, which when deviated from, produces corruption, and corruption produces death, because truth is life and life is truth.

When Olympic athletes cheat by using drugs and consider that it is OK to do so, they demonstrate that they do not have a conscience regarding truth, they have been taught that any means to gain the end result is OK. They obviously have no regard for any consequences, especially as far as God is concerned, because they don’t believe in Him. Often it may be plain that they are atheistic or belong to an atheistic or corrupted religion form of some corrupt state or country. [Japan refuses to allow their school systems, their education processes to even acknowledge most of Japan’s involvement in and responsibility for their reprehensible actions in the second world war, their children and people have been told lies]

Christianity and the bible are characterised by truth, and those who have been under its influence for a long time recognise the difference in societies who are starting to fall under the spell of deceptive corruption, or have been corrupted for many years. One such corruption is the acceptance of homosexuality, the way it is represented in films and in the media. This matter is so unchangeable in terms of truth, in terms of corruption, it is not right and never will be. Certainly it is a forgivable sin, as most of them are, but is sin nevertheless, and unless corrected will result in permanent spiritual death (hell). [along with all liars, those who continue to support untruth]

Putting that aside, the various offshoots of Christianity that are severely at odds with the normal view of things, so that we call them sects or cults, are also dealing in the corruption of truth and they will eventually be called to account for this corruption. New religions are emerging to attack Christianity itself while posing as Christian entities, they produce their own scriptures and use Christian imagery and pageantry to masquerade as legitimate Christianity, all the time, while seemingly supporting them, actually white-anting the basic fundamentals of the faith.

It should not be surprising that one such religion is emerging from China, which is also expanding on many fronts be they socialistic, military or economic. It almost seems possible that it is being driven by the Country’s party machine, so that even though claims are made of persecution of this “new Christian religion” in China itself, this could simply be a cover by claiming persecution status, thus putting them on common ground with other religions who are state opposed.  If the aim was world domination, then a world religion apparently compatible with western standards, or at least one which enabled the corruption of the religion of the West, could be a major feather in their cap.

[“Let your gentleness be seen by all”]