The Triune Error of the "christian
The "christian church" (church of Babel) has done mankind irreparable wrong and hurt with their simplistic and carnal concepts of "sin", "judgment" and "hell" !!
It has portrayed God as some scorned, egotistical tyrant who needs to inflict retribution upon mankind for breaking one of His "divine ordinances" -- and ANY victim will do as long as "Divine Justice" can be satisfied. This is an image borrowed from the corrupt Roman courts of Caesar and certainly NOT from the divinely revealed image of God as our Loving and Caring Father.
It has likewise depicted Mankind's fallen condition as being a "judicial" one - that of breaking a "divine ordinance" - which can correspondingly be corrected by the decree of some "Supreme Judge" giving his pardon or acquittal. It chooses to TOTALLY ignore the Biblical message that the problem is - IN FACT - an ORGANIC one. Mankind is DEAD in regard to the Life of God in him, and can ONLY be restored by One who has power to RAISE the dead -- Jesus Christ - God-Man - Himself the conqueror of Death and Hades !!
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My intent in the following essay is to show that NONE of the three above mentioned errors depicts a true portrayal of either God's nature nor of His dealings with Mankind. Neither Sin nor Judgment are matters that God, by His explicit and arbitrary Will and Determination, will deal with at some FUTURE date. They are instead "real-time" (in the modern terminology) events brought upon Man by his OWN will and actions and inflicted as per the "Law of Nature and of Creation" -- and NOT by the arbitrary decree of some "remote god" !!
The "church" has relegated "SIN" to SPECIFIC acts and occurrences -- and fostered the destructive mentality that "holiness" consists in avoiding the "sins" on ITS particular list -- rather than SIN being the ENTIRE nature and mode of existence of man separated from God !! Apart from a new spiritual rebirth through Jesus Christ, ALL that he does (from "church work" to adultery) is the fruit of SIN and and manifests as sins. ALL of mankind has "missed the mark" as to the purpose why God created us, and are thereby lacking of the Divine Glory in our being.
All have sinned (missed the mark) and fall short (are wanting) of the glory of God. ** Rom 3:23
Whatever is not from faith is sin. ** Rom 14:23
Whatever is not from faith is sin. ** Rom 14:23
We are "set free from Sin" on an ON-GOING basis as we allow God's indwelling Spirit to transform us inwardly, by the "renewing of our Mind", according to the Image of Christ.
We have been clothed with the new man, that is being renewed in knowledge, according to the image of the one who created it. ** Col 3:10
This is the reason why, as Jesus in the Scripture states VERY clearly, the ONLY remedy for the "sin problem" is to receive the infilling of God's Holy Spirit and the reconciliation to God made available through the life and sacrifice of Himself. It is nothing but satanic delusion to think such foolish thoughts as, "surely a loving God wouldn't condemn me for a few shortcomings". The truth is that ALL mankind stands condemned ALREADY -- and God has ALREADY provided the solution. We (YOU) need ONLY to open our heart (mind) and RECEIVE it !!
The one who believes in him (Jesus Christ) is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil. ** John 3:18,19
As pertaining to "judgment", it has been equally in error by teaching that judgment is some totally arbitrary FUTURE occurrence that WILL be inflicted upon mankind on account of their "sin", rebellion and wounding of God's "divine sense of justice, pride and ego".
Quite the contrary, we are "judged" DAILY by our conscience and by our soul for each action that we commit (be it good or evil), and also for each "sin". Within our being is an infinite "memory bank" where a lifetime of thoughts, intents and actions are stored. Not only are these kept for the final day of "judging", but each one TODAY sows seed into our life that grows up into its respective crop -- either to holiness or to wickedness. We are TODAY moving toward becoming a Being of Light or a Being of Darkness, fit ONLY for either Heaven or Hell !!
Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows, because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. ** Gal 6:7,8
Each builder's work will be plainly seen, for the Day will make it clear, because it will be revealed by fire. The fire will test what kind of work each has done. If what someone has built survives, he will receive a reward. If someone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as through fire. ** 1Cor 3:13-15
EACH man/woman will be judged as they cross through the dividing barrier of fire separating THIS Life from the NEXT. It will be as if a mixed bag of debris (the works and actions of their life) is dumped into an incinerator. The combustibles will be incinerated while the precious metals/stones (diamonds, silver, gold, platinum) will not only survive, but will be further refined. Also, those lacking the Second Principle of Life (see Jacob Boehme at end of article ***) will be cast into the remaining Fire and Chaos of the First Principle.
Let none be deluded by the "god" of lies and deception - the "ruler of THIS world system" - into putting confidence into such groundless fantasies as, "Surely a God who is Love would not deliberately send His creations into judgment and torment !!"
Neither rest in the corollary assertion of ignorance and egotistical arrogance by maintaining the position of, "IF there IS a god, and he DOES do such things, then I don't want ANYTHING to do with him !!"
First, we are assured by Biblical statement and divine revelation that there IS, in fact, a God of creation and that His face toward us is FIRST, that of Total Love. We are likewise assured that there ARE such things as SIN and JUDGMENT !!
He has forsaken His divine glory and taken upon Himself human form, the sacrifice of this action being beyond my comprehension. To consider an analogous action of a man becoming a virus, I doubt, would even begin to represent a parallel.
He has assured us of this love through the act of leaving behind HIS world of such purity, beauty and divine glory as we can never even begin to imagine -- and entering into OUR world of hate, moral filth and human degradation -- to provide a "lifeboat" upon which we may safely return again to Him. The "Titanic" (the unsinkable ship of this world) has been ruptured and gored by the iceberg of SIN, and it is RAPIDLY sinking. God, through His word, points us toward the lifeboat that He has provided and pleads with us to get aboard before it is too late
This is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. ** John 3:16,17
God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ** Rom 5:8
In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people's trespasses against them. ** 2Cor 5:19
The mature, sane, rational person understands and accepts the fact that there are realities in this universe that remain TRUE and OPERATIVE whether of not we choose to like and/or believe in them. The issue of man's separated and hostile condition in relation to God, his creator - and the resulting realities of SIN and JUDGMENT -- are a number of these.
What WE may choose to "like" or "accept" has NO effect upon the reality of the situation. God HAS provided the solution. The only issue that WE have to deal with is, "Will we acknowledge OUR problem and accept HIS solution" ?? Hear this clearly though -- There IS NO other solution !!
Regarding the topic of "Hell" -- Has ANYONE noted that NOWHERE in the Scripture does it explicitly state that God Himself actually SENDS anyone there. It makes statements such as, "It is better to loose an eye than the whole body in hell" and "fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell".
*** A profound writer by name of Jacob Boehme clarifies the concept that, IN FACT, we ALREADY have one foot in "hell" NOW !! Originally, Adam and Eve dwelt in three "worlds" (Principles) --- the spiritual or light world, in union and communion with God - the dark or fire world of God's wrath and anger - and the astral world of THIS (current) creation. Through the indwelling Spirit of God, ALL was in harmony, and they lived in divine balance. Upon the Fall, Mankind lost its access to the Light World, living now in a precarious balance in the other two worlds. At present, God's grace of a physical being (body) still allows us to enjoy a limited measure of purpose, pleasure, and the good things of God - and helps to keep the dark, fire world at bay.
However, when we leave this body, if we have NOT been restored to harmony again with God's Light World through Jesus Christ, we will have NO WHERE else to exist except in the Dark World of chaos, fire and rage. There our pride, ego, selfishness, lust, hatred and rage will forever grow and devour -- with NOTHING to appease, fulfill or satisfy them -- in an ever descending spiral of agony and misery.
God does not need nor desire to SEND anyone to "hell". Individuals will be there due to THEIR lack of choosing Heaven !!