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Pienso luego existo, es la base de la lógica fundamental, razonada por Renato Descartes. El ser humano con su facultad de razonamiento orientada por la conciencia y dotado de un cerebro asombrosamente complejo, puede por sí mismo encontrar la respuesta a ui!n es Dios. El presente escrito tiene la intención de presentarles ideas b"sicas y pr"cticas para llegar a una conclusión correcta de ui!n es Dios. #omenzaremos expresando ue es imposible una combinación accidental de di$ersos elementos uímicos, es decir como muchos creen o se han dejado lle$ar por ciertos científicos, ue la creación humana o del primer hombre sea un producto de la casualidad ciega, y sobretodo ue est! dotado con necesidades espirituales. En esta !poca actual ue $i$imos y con el conocimiento de la medicina nuclear, es decir de la estructura de los genes humanos, y lo compleja ue es una c!lula humana, se ha llegado hasta efectuar experimentos de la clonación de animales con mucho !xito, luego de un largo estudio y experimentos científicos de mucho !xito. %odos estos científicos basados en sus conocimiento de la estructura gen!ticas pueden concluir sin ninguna duda de la creación humana, es una creación di$ina, por un ser superior. &a clonación terap!utica es uno de los horizontes m"s prometedores para la medicina, por ue podría permitir la obtención de c!lulas madre para tratar numerosas enfermedades. &a t!cnica consiste en la creación de embriones para extraer las c!lulas ue se forman en las primeras fases de su desarrollo cuando el embrión es un 'lastocito. Para hacerlo, los científicos extrajeron el (D) del ó$ulo y lo remplazaron con el (D) de la c!lula adulta. Este ó$ulo comenzó a crecer como si hubiera sido fertilizado por un espermatozoide, es decir pro$ocando una di$isión en el ó$ulo, pero el proceso se detu$o expresamente, cuando era un conglomerado de c!lulas, para e$itar ue se con$ierta en un beb!. &os científicos dicen ue no se est" hablando de $ida humana sino de $ida celular. El cuestionamiento es !tico y no medico, de lo ue se trata, es si es inmoral o pr"ctico. &a discusión no se centra en lo descubierto, sino en su uso. )o en ui!n lo hizo sino ui!n lo usar". &a encrucijada es como se lo use. En el enfo ue religioso se analiza el hecho al clonar un humano *+olo clonamos su cuerpo, *+e clona el espíritu, *se podr" crear tambi!n el alma,. #ada religión opinar" de acuerdo a su filosofía para entender la $ida y lo har" de acuerdo a su concepto moral. &as religiones nunca podr"n llegar a un consenso, lo ue es bueno para los unos, no ser" para los otros, por lo ue cada uno opinar" por sí mismo y lo resultante jam"s ser" aceptado por todos. Es considerado el descubrimiento m"s hermoso e importante de la raza humana. Es tan trascendental para la misma, ue supera por su incidencia al descubrimiento de (m!rica. (nalicemos otro punto como es el considerado por el profesor (lister -ardy en su libro "he Spiri#ual Na#ure o$ Man .&a )aturaleza Espiritual del -ombre/ donde afirma ue 0&a Religión est" profundamente arraigada en la naturaleza humana y se experimenta en todo ni$el económico y educati$o1. (ctualmente con los a$ances del desarrollo de las ciencias gen!ticas, por la asombrosa capacidad del cerebro del mismo hombre, han llegado ciertos científicos a se2alar ue nosotros los humanos, tal $ez, hemos sido 0programados1 para la religión, basados en $arios experimentos recientes sobre el cerebro. En otro libro 03s 4od the 5nly Reality,1 .*Es Dios la 6nica Realidad,/ hace esta obser$ación7 desde la aparición de la humanidad, la b8s ueda religiosa del sentido de la $ida ..../ es com8n a todas las culturas y !pocas1. Piense a la conclusión a la ue llegó un hombre culto hace unos dos mil a2os, cuando expresó 0%oda casa es construida por alguien, pero el ue ha construido todas las cosas es Dios1 .-ebreos 97:/, la tierra es el mega hogar del hombre, ue brinda todas las comodidades de $ida de una manera extraordinaria para su nacimiento, desarrollo y multiplicación de su especie. (sí como en toda casa hay un padre, la 'iblia declara en ; #orintios <7=,> 0realmente para nosotros hay un solo Dios el padre, procedente de uien son todas las cosas, es la gran $entaja de los cristianos $erdaderos sobre las dem"s religiones, las cuales han traído a la existencia de muchos
dioses y diosas. El hijo de Dios, cuando estu$o en la tierra, en$estido con cuerpo humano, ele$ó esta oración a su Padre y Dios eterno? 0Esto significa $ida eterna, el ue est!n ad uiriendo conocimiento de ti, el 8nico Dios $erdadero, y de a uel a uien t8 en$iaste, @esucristo .@uan ;A79/. Es decir nuestro bienestar eterno depende de ue sepamos la $erdad acerca de Dios. Este escrito tiene esa finalidad. &a Enciclopedia (mericana se2ala ue 0Dios el nombre ue suela d"rsele a la suprema fuente y fuerza del uni$erso, objeto de de$oción religiosa1. Pero *Buien es Dios,, la propia 'iblia indica ue Dios no est" lejos de nosotros, por ue somos progenie de !l. +í la propia 'iblia nos da una respuesta $eraz, para ue no bus uemos a ciegas y nos anima a buscar a Dios cuando dice 0)o est" muy lejos de cada uno de nosotros en -echos ;A7CA 0En realidad no est" lejos de cada uno de nosotros, pues en !l $i$imos, nos mo$emos, y existimos, como dijeron algunos poetas suyos 0+omos tambi!n del linaje de Dios1. &a complejidad de la creación del uni$erso y los fundamentos de la $ida en la tierra, han llegado a muchos científicos a la conclusión de ue debe haber una 0primera causa1, la cual debió ser muy inteligente, por ue toda la creación física es regulada y regida por leyes muy científicas y complejas. Para ue haya inteligencia, tiene ue existir una mente, y la gran mente responsable de toda la creación pertenece a la persona de Dios. En efecto, así como Dios tiene una mente tiene un cuerpo? no uno físico como el nuestro, sino espiritual .; #orintios ;=7::/. (l explicar la naturaleza de Dios, la 'iblia se2ala claramente 0Dios es un espíritu1 .@uan :7C:/, una forma de $ida in$isible? muy distinta a nosotros. Dios es una persona no creada ue posee un cuerpo espiritual, es lógico ue tenga un lugar de residencia, la cual no puede ser la tierra, la cual es exclusi$a residencia para el hombre? la 'iblia nos re$ela ue los cielos son 0el lugar establecido de la morada de Dios1. D el escritor bíblico Pablo afirma en -ebreos E7C: ue 0#risto entró ..../ en el cielo mismo, para comparecer ..../ delante de la persona de Dios a fa$or de nosotros. (l tener un cuerpo espiritual, tambi!n tiene manos, la 'íblia nos ense2a ue Dios es sumamente acti$o, pero sus manos figuradas est"n representadas por su Espíritu +anto, su fuerza espiritual. El +almista oró a Dios 0+í en$ías tu espíritu, son creados .+almo ;F:79F/, Gediante esta fuerza, el creo los cielos físicos, la tierra y todos los seres $i$os. +u Espíritu +anto es la fuerza acti$a in$isible ue Dios emplea para cumplir y lle$ar a cabo sus propósitos. %Es &es's Dios( Dejemos ue el propio hijos de Dios, cuando estu$o en la tierra, nos explica mediante su ense2anza en este respecto y no cabe ninguna duda en cuanto a la identidad de uien es su hijo. #onsideremos lo ue est" registrado en el e$angelio de Gateo 97 ;>, ;A despu!s del bautismo de @es8s 0hubo una $oz desde los cielos ue decía7 !ste es mi hijo, el amado, a uien he aprobado1, @esucristo es el hijo de Dios. (8n así, algunas personas religiosas sostienen ue @es8s es Dios, mientras ue otras dicen ue Dios es una trinidad. +eg8n esta doctrina 0Dios es el padre, Dios es el hijo, Dios es tambi!n el Espíritu +anto? y sin embargo, no son tres Dioses, sino un solo Dios. +e afirma ue 0las tres personas son entre si coeternas y coiguales .El Gagisterio de la 3glesia/. &as escrituras di$inamente inspiradas declaran con respecto a @eho$" Dios7 0(8n de tiempo indefinido a tiempo indefinido t8 eres Dios1.+almo EF7C/. El es el rey de la eternidad, sin principio ni fin .; %imoteo ;7;A/, la 'iblia se2ala claramente la posición de @es8s en #olosenses ;7;9H;=, es el primog!nito de toda la creación. Refiri!ndose a Dios como su Padre, @es8s dijo en @uan ;:7C< 0El Padre es mayor ue yo1. %ambi!n explicó ue había cosas ue ni el ni los "ngeles sabían, sino solo Dios, como est" registrado en Garcos ;979C,. (dem"s, @es8s oró a su Padres de esta manera en &ucas CC7:C 0Bue nos se efect8e mi $oluntad, sino la tuya, dirigi!ndose de esta manera, no a su persona, sino a una persona superior a !l. (dem"s cuando @es8s antes de morir expreso, se2or en tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu. Por otra parte, @es8s no se resucitó a sí mismo, sino ue fue Dios uien lo le$antó de entre los muertos .-ebreos C79C/, el había sido descendido a tener un cuerpo humano y murió como tal, de ahí el sacrificio de su $ida a fa$or de la humanidad.
En conclusión, seg8n la 'iblia, @eho$" es el Dios todopoderoso y @es8s es su hijo. )o eran iguales antes de ue el hijo $iniera a la tierra, ni durante su ministerio terrestre? y @es8s tampoco llegó a ser igual a su Padre cuando fue resucitado a la $ida celestial . ; #orintios ;;79,;=, C</. En realidad estudiar las Escrituras constituye la mejor manera de acrecentar nuestro conocimiento de Dios, indic"ndonos sobre la clase de dios ue es, nos re$ela sus propósitos para nosotros y nos educa en sus caminos .C %imoteo 97;>,;A/. El desea ue lleguemos a un conocimiento exacto de la $erdad, por lo tanto, es necesario esforzarnos por aprender todo lo ue podamos sobre @eho$". 6na $ez ue hemos llegado a la conclusión correcta ue Dios existe, pasaremos a considerar las cualidades de !l. El es el ser supremo, la primera causa, un ser espiritual, con existencia propia, eterno y absolutamente libre, todopoderoso, distinto a la materia, la cual ha sido creada de muchas formas, y la cual !l la conser$a y la controla. (nalizando la historia humana, no ha habido un periodo de la historia de la humanidad, sin la creencia de un autor sobrenatural y gobernador del uni$erso. (nalices los pruebas del Dios $i$iente7 El hecho de la existencia de Dios esta probado por el orden, el poder, y la complejidad de la creación misma, macroscópica y microscópica, y a tra$!s de lidiar con su gente en toda la historia, $eamos lo ue dice @eremías ;F7;C 0El hizo la tierra con su poder, estableció el mundo con su sabiduría y con su inteligencia extendió los cielos1. )osotros podemos I cuando estamos reflexionando de una manera serena H apreciar por todas partes testimonio de su acti$idad y su grandeza. #omo lo presenta el salmista, en el +almo ;E7 0&os cielos est"n declarando la gloria de Dios, y el trabajo de sus manos, la expansión los est" cantando1. El hombre realmente no tiene razón o excusa para negar a Dios por ue 0&o ue podemos conocer acerca de Dios es casualmente por lo manifiesto entre ellos. Por ue sus cualidades in$isibles est"n claramente $istas desde la creación del mundo en adelante, debido a ue son percibidas por las cosas hechas, aun su poder eterno y su di$inidad, de modo ue son inexcusables1, como est" expresado por Pablo en Romanos ;;799H9> 0Bu! profunda es la ri ueza, la sabiduría y la ciencia de Dios *#ómo indagar sus decisiones o reconocer sus caminos, *Bui!n entró jam"s en los pensamientos del se2or, *( ui!n llamó para ue fuera su consejero, *( ui!n le dio primero para ue Dios tenga de de$ol$!rselo,. %odo $iene por !l, por el acontece y $ol$er" a !l. ( !l sea la gloria para siempre1. Existe una forma de ser apro$echable7 @eho$" Dios siempre act8a dentro de sus arreglos rectos, haciendo todas las cosas en una base legal .Romanos 97:?C9HC>/. Por esta razón todas sus criaturas pueden tener completa confianza en !l, sabiendo ue !l siempre tolera por los principios ue !l mismo establece. El no cambia y no hay $ariación con !l en la aplicación de sus principios. )o hay parcialidad con !l, y el no puede mentir .-ebreos >7;A,;</. -ablemos de sus atributos, los cuales est"n contenidos en su palabra escrita, la 'iblia. Primeramente todas las cosas en este mundo est"n desnudas y expuestas abiertamente a sus ojos y !l es ue les dice desde el comienzo al final. +u poder y conocimiento se extienden a todas partes, alcanzando cada una de las partes de el uni$erso .-ebreos :7;9? +almo ;9E7AH;C/. Al)unos de sus a#ribu#os primarios es#*n claramen#e e+pues#o , és#os son- (mor .; @uan :7;</, sabiduría .Pro$erbios C7>/, justicia .&ucas ;<7A,</, y poder como est" registrado en &ucas ;79> 0Para Dios nada es imposible. El es un Dios de orden y de paz .; #orintios ;:799/. El es completamente sagrado, limpio y puro, seg8n Romanos :7<? feliz y comprensi$o &ucas >79>. Estos atributos nos hacen pensar y creer en un Dios ue est" identificado con la raza humana, por algo somos progenie de !l, por ue el nos creo a su imagen y semejanza. (nalicemos cual es la posición de Dios para comprender su personalidad7 @eho$" es el gobernante supremo del uni$erso .+almo ><7CF/, !l es el Rey Eterno, !l es la majestad .-ebreos ;79?<7;;/. El es la fuente de toda la $ida .-echos ;A7C:,C=/. Jeamos ahora su rectitud y gloria7 El Dios $erdadero es un Dios de rectitud, seg8n el +almo A7E/. El es un Dios glorioso .Pro$erbios CE79? -echos A7C/? el se regocija.
Cono.camos sus prop/si#os- Dios tiene un propósito ue se cumplir" y ue no puede ser fruztado 3saías :>7;F? ==7<H;;. +u principal propósito en relación con la raza humana, est" registrado claramente en Efesios ;7E,;F, es de 0reunir todas las cosas juntas de nue$o en el #risto, las cosas en los cielos y las cosas en la tierra. Por medio de #risto toda la creación inteligente ser"n traídas en completa armonía. )adie existió antes de @eho$", por lo tanto el tiene la jerar uía sobre todo .3saías ::7>/ El nunca ol$ida o abandona sus propósitos o con$enios, los cuales los hacen un Dios de dependencia y lealtad .+almo ;F=7</. El es un Dios comunica#i0o- &o demuestra teniendo amor a sus criaturas humanas. Dios pro$ee amplias oportunidades para con nosotros de conocerlo y de sus propósitos. +u propia $oz ha sido oída por hombres sobre la tierra en tres ocasiones ue registra la 'iblia en Gateo 97;A? ;A7=? @uan ;C7C<. 5tra forma efecti$a de comunicarse con los humanos, ha sido a tra$!s de "ngeles, como est" registrado en &ucas C7;EH;C? hechos A7=C,=9. Pero no ha sido siempre así, tambi!n se ha comunicado principalmente por hombres $irtuosos escogidos por !l, como Gois!s y especialmente a tra$!s de su hijo, #risto @es8s, cuando estu$o en la tierra .-ebreos ;7;,C/. 5tra forma eficaz de comunicarse con los humanos, es por medio de su palabra escrita, la cual est" actualmente y completamente difundida en todo el mundo, para ue est!n tanto hombres como mujeres capacitados debidamente como sus ser$idores y ministros, y dirigi!ndolos a ellos en el camino a la $ida C Pedro ;7;EHC;? C %imoteo 97;>,;A y @uan ;A79. Es un dios que e+i)e de0oci/n e+clusi0a- @eho$" es el Dios %odopoderoso, el 8nico Dios $erdadero, y el demanda rectitud con de$oción exclusi$a .Kxodos CF7=/, por lo tanto sus ser$idores deben mantener a otros dioses afuera, o excluirlos de su lugar apropiado de sus corazones y acciones. El nos ha pro$isionado de la cla$e de su adoración y uiere ue sus adoradores lo adoren con espíritu y $erdad .@uan :7C:/. Ellos deberían permanecer en re$erencia sobrecogida por !l solamente .-ebreos ;C7C<,CE/. Jeamos por ue surge la confusión de ue @esucristo es el 6nico Dios Jerdadero, tal $ez, por ue la 'iblia lo llama a !l otro de los poderosos, sin embargo, el mismo lo hizo registrar en @uan ;7;< y &ucas :7< ue es solo ha @eho$" nuestro Dios ue debemos adorar y es !l solamente ue debemos rendirle ser$icio sagrado. 5tros poderosos ue menciona la 'iblia son los "ngeles, ue $ienen a ser como dioses, pero uno de ellos aclaró este punto, cuando detu$o a @uan de adorarlo, cuando le dijo 0ten cuidado1 no hagas eso... adora a Dios .-ebreos C7A/. &os apóstoles escogidos por @esucristo, el hijo de Dios cuando estu$o en la tierra, eran considerados hombres poderosos, ue actuaban bajo la acción del Espíritu +anto, sin embargo cuando #ornelio empezó a adorar a Pedro, el apóstol lo corrigió, deteni!ndolo con las palabras 0le$"ntate1, yo tambi!n soy tambi!n hombre, como est" registrado en -echos ;F7C=,C>. Por otra parte, son los Dioses, auspiciados por las fuerzas del inicuo, los ue in$entaron y dise2ados por el hombre, a tra$!s de los siglos, desde la rebelión en ed!n. Por eso la &ey Gosaica ad$ierte contra el des$iar la adoración exclusi$a de @eho$" Dios .Kxodos CF79H=/. Por eso en @eremías explica ue @eho$", el Dios Jerdadero, no tolerar" para siempre ri$alizar con Dioses falsos y sin $alor, en @eremías ;F7;F,;;. De0oci/n di0ina ! El +oberano 6ni$ersal demanda7 la re$erencia, de$oción y ser$icio solo a !l, el ser supremo, genuinamente santo y recto, compare 0 Pedro ;7>. Para los #ristiano, con el conocimiento re$elado, ue su adoración es la m"s alta clase de de$oción a Dios. &a 'iblia usa la expresión 0De$oción Di$ina refiri!ndose a la de$oción leal y personal a @eho$" Dios, como ocurrió en -echos ;F7C, A y CPedro C7E. &a de$oción di$ina es practicada en armonía con el conocimiento de la $erdad. &eho0* es un Dios de bondad amorosa- &a bondad amorosa, o amor leal, est" íntimamente relacionado con el amor y la lealtad? de una de las mejores cualidades del poderoso es ser leal al d!bil y necesitado, es casualmente por esa cualidad reconocida en Dios, ue el rey Da$id, pudo hacer esta petición a Dios, en el +almo 9;7;> 0De $eras haz brillar tu rostro sobre tu sier$o, s"l$ame en tu bondad amorosa1 Esto es lo m"s lógico y justo ue el necesitado ue no tiene ninguna autoridad sobre el poderoso, !ste manifieste bondad amorosa por $oluntad propia, ni por obligación
*Bui!n es sabio. a fa$or de uien sufre infortunio o angustia.C Pedro C7A/.C. *Dónde est" la bondad amorosa de @eho$". modales y gestos. Es casualmente gracias a esta cualidad de la bondad amorosa. En cuanto a los rasgos de nuestra personalidad consideremos los siguientes contrastes7 somos accesibles o distantes. cuando escudri2amos la 'iblia. Respondamos de todo corazón a la frase ue repite el +almista 05h.+almo . m!dico. somos humildes y admitimos nuestros errores. Esta imagen tiene ue $er estrechamente con nuestras acciones. son nuestras relaciones personales.FA7<. mediante la liberación de este hombre justo y la conser$ación de su $ida . la cual has ejercido conmigo para conser$ar $i$a mi alma . &a bondad amorosa de Dios ali$ia y protege7 Dios manifiesta su bondad amorosa protegi!ndolos del desastre total y conser$"ndolos con $ida. &o 8nico ue nos pide @eho$" Dios es amarlo a !l. 5 . etc. su defensa de los derechos humanos o sus logros en el campo comercial.. y &os Profetas1 . Este es el m"s grande y el primer mandamiento..+almo >7:/. En este caso. la cual nos $iene a la mente. De estos dos mandamientos pende toda la &ey. y por sus mara$illosas obras para con los hijos de los hombres1 +almo .. flexibles o exigentes./. !sta nos re$ela ue7 . cari2osos y sensibles ó fríos e impersonales.FA7:9/ &a bondad amorosa de Dios puede liberar y conser$ar con $ida a sus sier$os . ue es posible recobrarse del pecado . . Dios manifestó bondad amorosa.. Jiene a ser como una protección y contribuye al ali$io de los problemas . nuestra imagen ante los dem"s.=.E7>:/. científico. nuestro objeti$o ser" complacer a Dios $i$iendo seg8n sus normas. Recuerde ue a la larga. LBu! gran honor ue Dios nos tenga en su memoria y nos bendigaL Por eso en necesario considerar como podremos labrarnos una buen reputación ante los hombres y sobretodo ante Dios. haci!ndolo acompa2ar por medio de "ngeles. las ue forman o ad uieren el mayor sentido ue cual uier logro alcanzado a corto plazo en los diferentes "mbitos.+almo C=7A/. &ot por inspiración di$ina expresó 0%u sier$o ha hallado fa$or a tus ojos de modo ue est"s engrandeciendo tu bondad amorosa.>.Pro$. ue guarda el pacto y la bondad amorosa . Pero *cómo uisi!ramos nosotros ue se nos recordara.9. y sobre todo en cómo nos recordar" Dios . deporti$os o comerciales. La bondad amorosa de Dios nunca $alla.E7. (8n dentro de nuestra imperfección. Daniel nos ilumina cuando expresó 0El Dios Jerdadero. demos gracias a @eho$" por su bondad amorosa. (l hacer esto nos podemos con$ertir o llegar a ser amigos de !l.?:F7. ue es lo ue realmente le importa al hombre espiritual. podemos ejercer actos de de$oción piadosa y conducta ue reflejan nuestra semejanza de ser sus criaturas. es grande e inspirador de temor. a saber7 0%ienes ue amar a @eho$" tu Dios con todo tu corazón y con toda tu alma y con toda tu mente1. +on casualmente nuestra con$ersaciones. por la inter$ención de la bondad amoroso de Dios. solo así !l puede llegar a satisfacer nuestras necesidades.F7A/.4!nesis . la Espiri#ualidad Es muy sabio trabajar en nuestra reputación. no debemos dejar ue nuestro corazón se da2e. C. 7 0ha llenado la tierra de ellos1 y nosotros debemos estar muy agradecidos por esta cualidad di$ina . En relación con esto.. El segundo. lo ue implica regirnos o $i$ir de acuerdo a los principios fundamentales ue #risto formuló. es este7 M%ienes ue amar a tu prójimo como a ti mismoM. (lgunas personas han pasado a la historia por sus obras filantrópicas o humanitarias..H Pregunta el +almista I se mostrar" atento para los actos de bondad amorosa de Dios . amables ó "speros. En cuanto a nuestro razonamientos7 son nuestra críticas destructi$as o constructi$as. Es lo ue nos hace recordar a otras personas para nuestro bien o para el mal. el sabio hebreo +alomón escribió7 0(l recuerdo del justo les espera una bendición. ue se reflejan con las decisiones ue tomamos a diario ue influir"n en la reputación ue tendremos el día ue fallezcamos. discretos y no imprudentes. +olo @eho$" conoce íntimamente nuestro corazones. .Daniel E7:/ La Repu#aci/n .E/./@eho$" expresa su bondad amorosa mediante actos concretos y C/como son objeto de dicha bondad protege a sus sier$os fieles.+almo 9.7. cuando escuchamos el nombre de una persona. para ue desempe2en una función pri$ilegiada en el propósito di$ino. +i somos sensatos.5tra cualidad del amor se traduce en acciones. semejante a !l.+almo . pero el mismísimo nombre de los inicuos se pudrir" . Por ejemplo cuando Dios sal$ó a &ot y su familia de la destrucción de la ciudad de +odoma. es el acto ue conser$a y fomenta la $ida.Gateo CC7 9AH:F/.>.
siempre libre para los d!biles.. (l hacerlo.</. @eho$". con$iene ue nos preguntemos7 0Bu! recuerdos tendr" de mí la gente. tenemos primero ue sentir el deseo de manifestar estas facultades. recibimos muchas bendiciones. al analizar su ministerio nos re$ela ue curó lisiados y enfermos en muchas ocasiones. 6 . como en el caso de los tributos. (parte de ue nos labremos una buena imagen de nosotros entre nosotros * Bu! espera @eho$" de nosotros. +obretodo. confiables y trabajadores. *#ómo uisi!ramos ue se nos recordara. y yo los refrescar!1 . Estos tres re uisitos abarcan nuestros sentimientos. la bondad. En general los seguidores de @es8s. y se sentía cómodo con ellas. +i hubiera muerto ayer. es necesario $isualizar este acti$idad y disposición mental. pensar como hacerlo y obrar en consecuencia.. y el día de la muerte ue el día en ue uno nace1 I Gateo A. lealtad. en gran contraste @es8s les dijo7 0Jengan a mí. el cual se refleja en las ilustraciones o par"bolas ue el usó en su ense2anza. pues fomentamos un ambiente de hermandad en el ue reina la confianza. y se esforzó por socorrer a los necesitados. para ue las personas ue nos rodean puedan llegar f"cilmente a nosotros. debe formar parte de nuestra personalidad y esforzarnos por defender la honradez y la integridad y manifestar esta cualidades en nuestra $ida cotidiana..Gateo . Para @es8s es un gran modelo. Primero gozar de paz mental y seguridad espiritual basado en nuestra relación con !l. con un to ue de humor. ( pesar de ue el pueblo judío se hallaba saturado de reglas y normas religiosas ue excedían los re uerimientos de la &ey.Gat. en apenas tres a2os y medio de su ministerio. sin discriminar la raza de sus seguidores. para la ali$iar la tensión de los tiempos difíciles. fran ueza. luego pensar y finalmente obrar en consecuencia. %ratemos de ser amables. nuestros pensamientos y nuestras acciones.1 En esta expresión est"n en$ueltos los tres re uisitos ue abarcan nuestros sentimientos. #iertamente @es8s no era rígido en absoluto. (nalicemos una por una7 1E2ercer &us#icia3 significa hacer lo ue es recto ante los ojos de Dios. y presteza para reconocer sus debilidades. a pesar de estar rodeados de injusticias. Para ejercer justicia tenemos oportunidad de practicarlas casi todo los días y ocasión. CC79A/. ser accesible y el autodominio . &o ue necesitamos para labrar nuestra personalidad. (lgunas otras cualidades son el resultado de nuestra educación y herencia gen!tica como el dinamismo humildad. se le recuerda por sus excelentes bondades. procuremos 0comportarnos honradamente en todas las cosas1 .#iertamente podemos labrar todas estas buenas cualidades cuando trabajemos en amar a nuestro prójimo. por parte de los ue nos rodean. enfermos y ni2os. . (un ue @es8s era el hijo de Dios hecho hombre. Pasemos a analizar lo ue est" registrado en Gi ueas >7<7 0*D u! es lo ue @eho$" est" pidiendo de $uelta de ti sino ejercer justicia y amar la bondad y ser modesto al andar con tu Dios.7 C<H9F/. podemos culti$ar a nuestra mayor grado los aspectos del fruto del espíritu7 el amor. Estos dos preguntas nos deben moti$ar a todos a mejorar nuestra forma de actuar? y entonces comprender Eclesiast!s A7. al ejercer justicia. Para ue el recuerdo de nuestra personalidad perdure es necesario labrar las mejores cualidades espirituales ue modelen nuestro personalidad. #omo seguidores de !l. nunca abusó de su poder o autoridad. sintiendo el deseo de manifestar estas tres cualidades. sino afectuoso y amable. Para respondernos positi$amente. nuestros pensamientos y nuestras acciones.4"latas =7CC. (nalicemos uno por uno. * u! se diría de mi hoy. lo cual lo hacía accesible a ellas.-eb. es decir.97. para obtener este recuerdo. @es8s fue compasi$o con las mujeres. Para comprender mejor como labrar nuestra persona. 5tra manera eficaz de $isualizar como andar con Dios es por medio de 0ejercer justicia1 y 0amar la bondad1 y 0ser modesto al andar con !l1.C9/. todos los ue se afanan y est!n cargados. de un ambiente de desconfianza ue promue$e la desintegración de la sociedad y la familia. . Por todo lo dicho. Para este es necesario ue estamos dedicados a !l y procuramos ser$irle fielmente por ue lo amamos con toda nuestra alma . sus seguidores lo recuerdan por ser una persona de confianza y humilde. deben ser sociables.. +í realmente @es8s nos fijó un modelo para ue todos los ue deseamos ser sus discípulos. @es8s mostró siempre inter!s en el prójimo.C.buen/ nombre ue el buen aceite. *Bu! podemos recordar de @es8s. la gran paciencia. razonaba con la gente.7 0mejor es un . hospitalarios y considerados. seg8n las escrituras. cari2osos de buena disposición y espíritu ser$icial. como el hace las cosas es lo ue establece la norma. ocasión ue sir$ió para ense2ar ue hay cosas de Dios y de los hombres. (l contrario. es decir estar resuelto a andar en el nombre de Dios.
4etting beyond a general comprehension. the sal$ation comes from faith. benefit by it. 1Modes#o al andar con Dios3 esto significa reconocer nuestras limitaciones y confiar en Dios. nuestro 4uía y nuestro Protector. by grasping the real significance and sense of the message from 4od containing in the 'ible records Nhich a perfect message from 4od to manOind. como el mundo lo hace y hasta lo canta.. at the same time maOing efforts to 0strip off the old personnality1 . El ser modesto al andar con Dios nos ayuda a tener una opinión realista de nuestras circunstancias. el nos libera del mundo de +atan"s. -e Nas tried.literally. e$en @esus #hrist underNent rigorous training. #uando la practicamos. Phen Ne face Nith ad$ersities . that Ne are completely independent H but no body is I Remember that our correct human moments passed to be our correcti$e NorOs that Ne experienced in one Nay or another. Por lo tanto. debido a ue el nuestro libertador. no es un acto de reflexión egoísta. sino un $erdadero placer. no seg8n lo ue no tiene1 . &a bondad amorosa siempre esta relacionada con personas. (nd at the same to be surrounded by sincere and humanitary people Nho can offer Nholesome bonds and to get this Ne need to maOe effort to maintain such contacts. de estar felices. todo esto est" de acuerdo a nuestra limitaciones.C #or. poNer and hope. =7 <. 3n contrast to this reality there is an interior tendency.C/ "he Plan o$ Man in 5od6 Purpose 3nside this plan is included our +al$ation or deli$erance from sin and its penalty7 death. por ue Dios acepta nuestros esfuerzos y sacrificios 0seg8n lo ue tiene la persona. 3n order to obtain sal$ation it is necessary to find a satisfactory li$e connecting to 4od. hope and charity. and pro$ed. security. as our source of strengh. help us to success in our efforts to be connected Nith good and folloN his Nays. <7. please consider that it is necessary to made us neN in the force actuating our mind in a spiritual direction. en especial con a uellas ue reconocen a Dios como su soberano y ue lo sir$en. Please consider the folloNing utmost information for your or our benefit7 7 . inside our thoughts. nos guía por medio de su palabra. Ror these turbulent times that Ne are li$ing it is necessary to looO for a right sourcing force of strength. +in embargo. sino una manifestación $oluntaria y liberalmente. mientras caminamos con !l a los largo de la tormentosa etapa final de nuestro $iaje hacia el justo nue$o mundo de Dios.1Amemos la bondad34 lo hacemos ejerciendo amor leal. "he men 7e are inside ! %o obtain a real concept about Nho Ne really are. Ne are ali$e to be full of enthusiam to go ahead and de$elop or realize a close relation Nith 4od. but it is difficult to contest because our fleshly body is still here to fight the spiritual man. old man/ and cloth oursel$es Nith the neN personnality . the neN one/. especialmente con personas ue se identifican o se esfuerzan por ser$ir a Dios. recordando ue es sabio permanecer cerca de Dios. esta cualidad esta relacionadas con personas. tenemos razones de sobra para agarrarnos con fuerza de la mano de nuestro Padre celestial.E 0-e learned obedience from the things he suffered? and after he has been made perfect he became responsible for e$erlasting sal$ation to all those obeying him1 %his spiritual project is aimed to understand manQs standing or state before 4od folloNing the basic meaning of the Oey terms Nhich concised the understanding person to be able to see into the real relationship betNeen 4od and man. y su espíritu santo. 4ood companions. folloNing the fine examples of loyal men in biblical history. then Ne looO for other persons ad$ise and support and among all Ne shall looO for 4odQs Nisdom. y no hacer a mi manera. Pe ha$e to recei$e liOe a training to de$elop the Nright ualities to groom ourself in 4odQs Nay. 'y all means it special important to focus practically of life based in culti$ating a deep and personal relation Nith 4od. &a bondad amorosa. that Ne can do e$erything only by oursel$es. esto nos beneficia y no es una carga.literally. lo cual implica tener inter!s compasi$o y preocuparnos por otras personas y ue se demuestre por medio e obras. tested. inspiration and peace? to confront to Norries that afflict the present genenration. Rront noN on. the #reator and +a$ior. and that only de$eloping a sacred hearty de$otion together Nith 4odQs spirit Ne are ready to face up this negati$e reality of the limited times of uncertainty and used the time Nisely. +í. to be perfected as Sing and -igh Priest fore$er and as it recorded in -eb. including friends and relati$es. pues la modestia implica el reconocimiento de nuestras limitaciones. 5nly then Ne are able to e$aluate it. and OnoN Nhat action it calls for.
-eb.:7<H. %o ha$e affection expresses a $ery close bond.>/.Rom. 3n the Nay to reach such le$el of mind Ne must search throughly our potential abilities in parallel Nith our institns. . 0faith folloNs the things heard I Rom. the scientific has faith in the principles of his branch of sciencies. . %he discipline ser$e tu humble us and to impress upon us the need for a proper fear of @eho$a to be shoNn by faith and obedience. Ror example. as it is a fruit of 4odQs spirit . =7CC/ and a #hristianQs faith is not static. coupled Nith a Nholsome fear of @eho$a.3t helps the innerman by instructions that correpts Nrong $ieNpoints and that molds our mental faculties and course of conduct. sicOness and e$en untimely death. %he assured expectation con$eys the idea of something that underlies $isible conditions and guarantees a future possession. 'ut the spiritual manQs position. and thus help one to a$oid much pain and suffering and contributing to a lengthening of oneQs present life and hold promise of an future./. is so positi$e or poNerful that faith is said to be it. <7.7A/. -e bases neN experiments on past disco$eries and looOs for neN disco$eries.Rom. %he basis of those things already established as true. but consulting Nith the Pord of 4od. Raith is of great help to de$elop the inner man. for him they are foolishness.Pro$. (ctually constitutes a foundation for manQs plan and acti$ities. notion and thoughts. %he physical man cannot get to OnoN the things of the spirit of 4od 0because they examined spiritually 0in contrast the spiritual man examines indeed all things. not life. disciple should be highly esteemed . %he person Nho may redicule faith usually has faith himself in tried and trusted friends. %he spiritual man has understanding of the things that 4od re$elas? he see also the Nrong position and course of the physical man. C7. %herefore faith in the stability of the natural laNs go$erning the uni$erse. maOe one Nise.: 03 am fleshly sold under sin that it Nhy any man cannot act righteous.7. is by obtaining the true concepts in life. 'y contrast. such as the existing betNeen genuine friends. the farmer prepare his soil and soNs the seed.<HCF/. particularly something contrary to Nhat appears to be the case. %he e$ident demostration con$eys the idea of bringing forth e$idence that demostrates something. acceptance of discipline. and to meditate in$ol$ing inNard. and this maOes possible a righteous standing Nith 4od . 8 .7 AHE? -echos >7A? . Discipline. =7</. but he himself is not examined by any physical man. A7. Gan inherited sold under sin as Paul Nrote in Rom A7.Pro$.F7. 4odQs holy spirit is a force for righteousness. enither can any man judge the spiritual man. Rightly.? 3 #or. but the sinful flesh continually Nars agaisnt the spiritQs influence and exerts pressure to induce the indi$iduls to perform the NorOs of the flesh . 97C? 4al.. -e is soulical in that he folloNs the desire of the human soul to the exclusion of spiritual things. Narm. the fools. %he entirely life course of a #hristian is actually go$erned by faith to ser$e as protecti$e shield in the spiritual Nar to o$ercome the De$il and be a con ueror of the Norld. . 4odQs Nord is the source of discipline as an expression of affection. . but it groNs. disgrase.A? compare @uan :7AH9F. of the Oind that exists in thing occasioned freely and of our oNn accord. the e$ident demostration of realities though not beheld . %he actual concurrences taOing place during the ministry and earthly life of @esus #hrist identify him as the son of 4od.4al.:7. :79H=/. or e$idence for con$iction. because of clearly percei$ed reasons.. -e has no spiritual side to his life. &iOeNise.F.literally. fo 4od is only his judge . Raith is not the possession of all person. in these many Nays. %he best Nay to do this.:. actions and course of life cannot be understood by the pysical man. expecting. personal attachment. 8ai#h ! is the assured expectation of things hope for. %here is another Oind of lo$e such as arises spontaneously in our souls toNards relati$e or friends. as in pre$ious years."he Spiri#ual man ! %he physical .@uan . able to use OnoNledge Nright. as the right measuring unit. 5nly by a$ailing themsel$es of the deli$erance made possible through @esus #hirst could indi$uals be emancipated or gain freedom from his ensla$ement. then. it is noN necessary for one to exercise faith in @esus #hrist. . 99H9=/. %hus. %hey may bring upon themsel$es Nithout discipline po$erty. 8ai#h4 Chris#ian ! %o be acceptable to 4od. soulical/ man does not recei$e the things of the spirit of 4od. %im.F. . and these are7 A$$ec#ion ! ( strong. or the morally Northless ones shoN their hatred of @eho$aQs discipline by rejectiong it completely .C %im. 5nly the NicOed. that the seed Nill sprout and that the plants Nill groN as they recei$e the needed moisture and sunshine. 9EH:C? -echos . is the basis for hope and the e$idence of thruths deli$ered by @esus #hrist and his inspired disciples . and toNards things Ne deem delighful.<79A/? 4alatas .F. because the inability of humans to Oeep the laN perpectly shoNed that they Nere sla$e to sin and deser$ing of death.
/. %he inner man. restraining. De hecho.C Pedro 97. @esucristo. (n indi$idual can also be of 0a double hear#34 trying to ser$e tNo masters or decepti$ily saying one thin Nhile thinOing soemthing else. El apóstol Pablo mencionó 0celo por Dios? m"s no conforme a conocimiento exacto1 .. inexperienced.. <>7. the thoughts and desires that a person secretely cherished may entice him in the Nay of temptation.Rom. but specially in 0the last days1 lacO of self control is to be the one of the characteristics marOing those Nho Nould not be practicing true #hristianity. to your endurance godly de$otion. they Nill procute you from being either inacti$e or unfruitful regarding the accurate OnoNledge of our &ord @esus #hrist1. si t8 lo buscas . #ron. 9ear#. shunning faithHdestroying philosophies and traditions of men . the schemes. ideas of NicOed men.#olosenses . %he best Nay is carefully molding his desires. De ahí ue el apóstol Pablo escribiera7 0Por eso nosotros tambi!nUno hemos cesado de orar por ustedes y de pedir ue se les llene de conocimiento exacto de su $oluntad en toda sabiduría y comprensión espiritual. Dios. "hin.Gateo CC79A/.7E. cuya $oluntad es ue hombres de toda clase se sal$en y lleguen a un conocimiento exacto de la $erdad T. *Bu! clase de adoración acepta Dios. con 0toda nuestra menta. @esus strongly denouned such duble hearted hypocrisy I Gat. a$oiding the snare of materialism. !l siempre est" disponible. &a 'iblia responde7 0Esto es excelente y acepto a $ista de nuestro sal$ador. %he inner man should gi$e serious attention to Nhat he really is deep doNn inside. el cristiano ue m"s $iajes misioneros realizó.F7C/. by the inner man. %hus it safeguards 9 . el apóstol Pedro escribió a sus hermanos espirituales con el propósito de 0despertad sus facultades de raciocinio claro1 . to your godly de$otion brotherly affection. actions. . %o maintain a firm faith. 0&os $erdaderos adoradores I dijo @es8s I adorar"n al Padre con espíritu y con $erdad1 .. para ue anden de una manera digna de @eho$" a fín de ue le agraden plenamente1 . to your $irtue OnoNledge.Rom. C79.:/. con un ex"men tan cuidadoso y completo de sus creencias. re uires putting up a hard fight for it. Ror if these things exist in you and e$en floN.Bu! les parece. denotating poNer or control o$er oneself.C? C. C<7E/. nuestra facultades mentales deben desempe2ar un papel fundamental en la $ida espiritual. el fundador del cristianismo. De igual modo. C7<.C7.A7C=? . El apóstol Pablo. @esus I -eb. Buienes de $erdad desean agradar al #reador deberían analizar con cuidadoso si lo ue creen acerca de !l es cierto. exhortó a los creyentes a utilizar su 0facultad de raciocinio y a probar por ellos mismos lo ue era la buena y la acepta y la perfecta $oluntad de Dios1 .7C<? CC7:C/. .EHC. speech or thoughs.'ut faith can not be taOen for granted.@uan :7C9/.Gateo . +olo así. %im. and abo$e all looOing 0intently at the #hief of (gent and perfection of our faith.? . good judgement or discerniment. to your OnoNledge selfHcontrol? to your self control endurance. resisting man Nho could plunge one into inmorality. por lo tanto. .Ps. to your brotherly affection lo$e.=7A.<. #uando @es8s in$itaba a sus oyentes a reflexionar en ue les ense2aban. ./.7. emotions. or controlling oneQs person. combating the NoOs of flesh. de$ices and foolish. in contrast. %he result is poNerfull influence in his oNn ability to thinO clearly and act Nisely Nith intelligent.F/ 9ear# ! %he heart is more than treacherous than anything else and is desperate this constitutes a serious Narning that those seeOing to please 4od must gi$e attention not merely to Nhat other human see but to the Oind of person they really are. %he figurati$e heart could be di$ided Nith regards to its affections and fears . foolish.C/.in) Abili#. ! 3t is the ability to gi$e Nise and thoughful consideration to a matter.-ebreos . . affections. o intelecto.C7.0:an# o$ hear#3 is contrasted Nith understanding and marOs a person of lacOing good judment or discernment.>/.7=H< 0supply to your faith $irtue. ense2ó ue debemos amar a Dios. pueden los cristianos desarrollar la fe ue complace a Dios y ue les permite afrontar las pruebas ue se presentan en la $ida . El $erdadero cristianismo estimula a utilizar tanto el corazón como la mente para culti$ar la fe ue agrada al #reador. En efecto. Sel$ Con#rol ! 3t is Oeeping in checO.. adem"s de con todo nuestro corazón y toda nuestra alma . . ( good Nay is to ac uire accurate OnoNledge of 4od and of his Nays. and goals in life in harmony Nith Nhat the realities Nill be appro$ed by 4od..C? 4al. another Nay is to meditate on these things and seeOs to apply them daily. %im. based on thoroughful consideration.. because lacO of faith is 0%he sin that so easily entangles one. >7E.F? #ol. solía preguntarles7 0.. =7. spiritual man should apply the cancel registered C Pedro . lacOing in Nisdom and con$erting the inner person in deficient or prper de$elopment.<7.
>7CF.#ol.9/Personal obser$ation . <no7led)e4 9o7 do 7e )e#. %he information contained in the Pro$erbs enables indi$iduals to formulate Nholesome thoughts and ideas that can gi$e purpose full direction to our life.us from folloNing a Nrong course and associating Nith those Nho Nould influence us toNard bad.F/ %he 'ible gi$es limited comments in education of a secular nature.=H. by personal ac uaintance or experience.7=/ %his in$ol$es more than merely ha$ing facts Nhich many atheists ha$e? a personal de$otion to 4od and #hrist is implied .C7AHE/ 10 . Educa#ion.>E/.C.7A? -eb. understanding. as it help us to see Nhat such action Nould lead to. <no7led)e ! Essencially.@ob. =7C. . 3t is based on through OnoNledge .A7. obser$ation.is the ability to see hoN the parts or aspects of something relate to one another to see the entire matter and not just isolated facts. . .A/ <no7led)e4 Rela#ed A##ribu#es o$ . Philosophy and $ieNs exist are 0falsely called1 OnoNledge. %hinOing ability safeguard us from folloNing a Nrong course and associating Nith those Nho should influence as toNard bad. by obser$ing.%he imparting or ac uisition lf OnoNledge and sOill.E. Discernimen#. or study. by studing.H9? Ec..E7. because it can lead us to misery. . including his Nrritten Nord. C7./Explanation and repetition .+lamo . he cannot grasps the real meaning of the +criptures and see hoN 4odQs purposes are NorOing out in harmony Nith Nhat he has foretold.3n the 'ible SnoNledge is linOed Nith other attributes such as Nisdom.7. #or.. but it emphasizes distinguishing the parts. OnoNledge means familiarity Nith facts ac uired by personal experience.7A/ such godly fear puts one in position to gain accurate OnoNledge. discerniment and thinOing ability.C/. Education is accomplish through ..7=? Pro$. +uch fear is the beginning of OnoNledge . 6nless a person exercises faith in @esus #hrist as 4odQs son.> . our OnoNing 0the lo$e of the #hrist Nhich surpassed OnoNledge that is OnoNing this lo$e by experience because Ne are personally imitating his lo$ing Nays Nill balance and gi$e Nholesome direction to our use of any information Ne may ha$e gained I Efesios 97.3nformation alone = might result in a feeling of superiority. 3t Narns christians not to in$ol$e themsel$es in philosophies of men nor to taOe time to del$e into foolish and unprofitable uestions.@uanc . . causing a painful sense of frustration.:.:/Reproof and rebuOe .Pro$. ( person Nith understanding is able to connect neN information to things he already OnoNs.9? 97.Pro$. >7CF/ %he recommended OnoNledge is about 4od and his purpose . but it is necessary to agree Nith the role that @eho$a has assigned to his son in the outNorOing of -is purpose is of such importance that it can be said of @esus 0carefully conceled in him are all the treasures of Nisdom and of OnoNledge .CH.C Peter . E7<? .7E? Efesios .+almo . ( person Nho unites OnoNledge and discerniment controls Nhat he says and is cool of spirit >Pro0 ?@-A@B Cau#ion in 5ainin) <no7led)e. Right OnoNledge is rather than gold.C7=. <7.<HCF/ "eachin). %im. Unders#andin).3t in$ol$es seeing or recognizing things. Neighting or e$aluating one in the light of the others. as be engaged in acti$ities leading to calamity. from Nhich man can learn the di$ine Nill and purposes.. %he spiritual man is carefully in not incurred 4odQs displeasure. Pisdom and thinOing ability safe guard us from engaging in acti$ities leading to calamity and thus pro$e to be life to this soul.7. it can be said that 0the understanding one OnoNledge is an easy thing. SnoNledge is based on a study of 4odQs handNorO. C79/.Pro$. 3n all Nisdom and spiritual comprehension . . training administered in lo$e .%he creati$e NorOs themsel$es teach that an allHNise 4od exists and they pro$ide field for in$estigation and obser$ation that to the present day has only been partially tapped .Gan can increase or gain OnoNledge and Nisdom in many fields or Ne may explore deeply some specialized field.by being told.%im.#ol.A79? >7><.? . <no7led)e4 :hereas ha0in). and become more Oeenly aNare of hoN limited his opportunities are to use his OnoNledge and Nisdom because of his short span .:/. 3t strongly counsel against mental intercourse Nith those Nho do not belie$e 4od and his Nord .C/Discipline.life/ and because of the problems and bad conditions that confront and oppose us in imperfect human society. but carefully Nith independent OnoNledge.
C %im 97. to demostrate the one really does not belie$e. teaching that conflict Nith 4odQs Nord is not to be gi$en any attention by #hristians. +ubmission. is dependent upon recognition of that oneQs authority or right to asO or re uire the response indicated. (dditionally.C7C=? &ucas >7<? @uan .. <7./.C/.C7:A. @esusQs OnoNledge Nas enhanced by his ha$ing had an intimate relationship Nith his father and 4od before coming to the earth.:H. for correct teaching regarding his Nill .A/ 4od spirit also function as a teacher. Nhich the father Nill send in my name. and @esus con$eyed information Nith simplicity. Pe need to folloN Nith action Nhat Ne heard from 4od. 5bedience is a basic.-eb.7C<H9C/.. becoming aNare of something through the auditory sense.=H C9/.7. ha$ing confidence and assurance as to the blessing that obedience Nill bung .. compare 4alatas >7AHE.7. 'y all means Ne need to recei$e information or OnoNledge . . -is Oeen discrniment Nas enhanced by moraculous OnoNledge of the bacOground and reasoning of others .%he submitting to authority. %he lacO of response pro$es a lacO of belief or respect for the source of instructions . @esus promised them 0the helper. he did not gi$e them too much information . A7.7:<? >7>. +o the obedience is moti$ated by 11 .E? E7. Rorgi$eness for sins come through faith in #hristQs ransom sacrifice and such faith in itself is a deterrent to Nrong doing and a stimulus to obedience . in turn. Obedience #o 5od Essen#ial $or Li$e.4al. "eacher4 "he 5rea#. @esusQs perfect example lent real force to Nhat he tought . and this enabled him to pro$ide authoritati$e teaching concerning his father I Gat. . %im.During his fleshly life on earth.. %herefore. the holy spirit. Particularly Nould it open up to their understanding Nhat they has pre$iously heard by not understood.=7:? C %im.97. %he source of his teaching Nas 4od .@uan . re$aling in the 'ible and ser$e as a basis.>HC:/.@uan . -earing submissi$ely by inner man couple Nith faith produce obedience and that the disobedience . as also the hearerQs desire or Nillingness to satisfy the Nill of such one. Pe can achie$e obedience by simple hearing. 4od supplies the force for righteousness that enables sinful men to produce good fruitage . @esus #hirst Nas recognized as a teacher by both belie$ers and unbelie$ers . ( human father properly expects his Nord to be carried out by his children. %hen only if Ne ha$e faith are mo$ed to obey. but not doing Nhat it calls for.=? Gat. +ince all 4odQs Nord Nas Nritten under inspiration . @esus treated his listeners Nith understanding. .C79</ officers sent to arrest him Nere impressed Nith his teaching that they returned emptyHhanded. =7.97.>/. the source from Nhom life deri$es and on Nhom life depends . a lifeHandHdeath matter.>/. it Nould be of great help for the inner man. >7. C979/ 5ther aspect that made @esusQs teaching authoritati$e and effecti$e Nere his understanding of man and his lo$ing concern for others. . 'ecause he is the allHNise and (lmighty 4od Nhat he says merits the utmost respect and (ttention. saying 0ne$er has another man spoOen liOe this1.Gat. @esus Nas also throughly ac uanted Nith 4odQs Nritten Nord.@eho$a has taught human his name.:7C>/.7C/. irrefutable logic.compare &ucas . %o fail to obey is to reject the Nord of @eho$a.Gat.? .>/.. trust.7 . Obedience.7CA? @uan . doing the contrary it is o$erstepping 4odQs order in doing the right things.Rom.Pedro . . %herefore he OneN 4od as no other man did. it alone contains the spVritQs teaching. the parent may say emphatically 0Did you hear me. but by nature men are 0+ons of Disobedience1 and 0 children of Nrath1 meriting 4odQs disfa$or because of our $iolations of his righteous standards. C.Rom.9? =7>H.>7:.Gat.<.Ne oNn him implicit obedience as our maOer.9/ and then upon oneQs submitting to the Nill or desire of the one Nho speaOs. @eho$a 4od has mercifully pro$ided the means for combating sin in the flesh and for gaining forgi$eness of Nrong doing resulting from imperfection rather than from Nillful disobedience.+almo E=7 >H</. striOing figures of speech and meaningful illustration draNn from things familiar to his listeners..1 %here is no substitute for obedience. and if a child is sloN to respond. .>? <7C</. 97.@uan . purpose and laN.. 'y his holy spirit. or ha$e faith in that Nord and his source. he patiently explained to them. Railure to resist this inherent inclination to disobedience is the course of ultimate destruction IEfesios C7C.disbelie$ing/ is lacO of faith.Gat..@uan A7. %hose satisfying themsel$es Nith only hearing and gi$en mental acceptance to 4odQs truth.:<? . as it is registered in . are decei$ing themsel$es Nith false reasoning and recei$ed no blessing . thoughtHpro$ocating uestions. the not doing of Nhat is forbidden. -ence the one failing to obey is no different from the one practicing di$ination or using idols . no gaining of 4odQs fa$or Nithout it. that one Nill teach you all things 3 told you . @uan C7CA. (Nare of their limitations.>:? .
7.Rilipenses C7<? -eb.an appreciati$e heart Nith helpful information appealing to oneQs sense of justice and righteousness to lo$e and goodness.maOing complete satisfaction for/ manQs sin and unlaNful acts.@uan . %he basis for reconciliation. =7E7.EHCC/ @eho$" 4od could noN declare righteous those Nhom he selected to become his spiritual sons.7. =7 <. Psalm =.7. %he relation betNeen 4od and sinful man is thus a legal one. GanOind has continuated harder its heart liOe emery stone. %he only Nay to do this is by means of the sacrifice of @esus #hrist. in fact. %hough manOind as a Nhole has been in as state of enmity toNard 4od and 4odQs lo$e toNard the Norld of manOind. =7</.@esus/ shed in the torture staOe1 and thereby persons once 0alienated and enemies1 because of ha$ing the or minds or NicOed NorOs could noN by 0reconciled by means of the oneQs fleshly body through his death.H:/ Gan does not meet 4od on e ual terms nor is 4odQs standards as to Nhat is right subject to change.#ol. @esusQ sacrifice appeared. . more than that. %hus. as his creator.7A? -eb. reason and Nisdom . rather that.F? <799.C/. not 4od to man .979<. Nho 0did not OnoN sin1 Nas made to 0be sin for us1.E 0-e learned obedience from the things he suffered? and after he had been made perfect he became responsible for e$erlasting sal$ation to all those obeying him1 Reconcilia#ion.C/. a lo$e guided by principles. this lo$e toNard enemies. dying as a human sin offering to reli$e persons of the charge and penalty of sin to humanOind. and no one comes to the father except through him . in opening the Nay for reconciliation.&ucas .A/ his condition are therefore nonHnegotiable. =7. in order to present .Rilip. ( healthy fear of 4od also plays its part in obedience.>7>/. yes. 97C:HC>/. %his reconciliation to 4od is necessary because an alienation has existed. since they Nere noN persons fully reconciled to and Nith 4od I compare (cts . and he Nas tried. 4od made at possible to 0reconcile again to himself to himself and all other things by maOing peace through the blood he . @esus. not Nith 4od. pro$ed righteous on his oNn merit. Nillful disobedience or disregard for 4odQs re$eled Nill brings 0a certain fearfull expectation of @udgment I -eb. it is through reconciliation Nith 4od to reconcile means to bring bacO into harmony or cause to be friendly again. or modification .<HC. -e is the perfect model for obedience to all of us. intelligence. Remember that 0the minding of the flesh means enmity Nith 4od. so that 4od 0might be righteous e$en Nhen declaring righteous the man .fa$orable/ for manQs seeOing and recei$ing a restoration to right relation Nith +o$ereign 4od I Efesios . they Nill be not subject to any accusation. it is man Nho must become reconciled to 4od. also to adjustor settle. %he fault producing disharmony lies entirely Nith man. nor. death on a torture staOe . as the resultant sinfulness and imperfection inherit by (damQs all descendents . stubborn by refusing discipline.7. or satisfied the demand of 4odQs perfect justice by pro$iding the just and righteous basis for pardoning sin. affection or friendship I @uan 97. Reconcilia#ion.F7C>H9. 12 .Rom.Gat..9E? Rom. =7. emendation. Rleshly man has preferred to endea$or to establish his righteousness in his oNn Nay.them/ holy and unblemished and open to no accusation before him1 . through #hrist. by NorOs of human laN. and Nho is therefore treated as an enemy. tested. #hristQs sacrifice made propitious . as in reconciliation differences. in his judicial capacity and a criminal Nho has $iolated his laN and risen up against his authority..C7. %his does not pre$ent 4od from mercifully taOing initiati$e.C compare 3sa. %he scriptures set forth many encouraging examples of faithfull obedience in all manners of circumstances and situation and in the face of all types of opposition. a state of enmity. . can it be judge to its inherited imperfect sinful nature. and hence could pro$ide a perfect sacrifice that Nould redeem manOind from sin and death I Rom * . :97C.S#eps6 Necessar.. for it is not under subjection to the laN of 4od. 97> compare @as. Nho humbled himself and became obedient as far as death. as that of a so$ereign.. 'y this obedience course he Nas justified.A? Rom . .Rom. +upreme among theses is the example of 4odQs oNn son. including ancient 3srael. and pro$ed to be perfected as Sing and -igh Priest fore$er as is registered in -eb.A.>. a separation a lacO of harmony and of friendly relations. $or Ob#ainin) Reconcilia#ion ! +ince 4od is the offended party Nhose laN has been and is being $iolated. C7. +o those Nho are in harmony Nith the flesh cannot please 4odQs lo$e . due on his condition noN. it is only by and through the ransom sacrifice of #hrist that full reconciliation to 4od is possible? he is the Nay. 'y supplying this means for expiating .(nother form to de$elop inner man inside us. not subject to uestions or compromise.the hereditarily sinful man/ that has faith in @esus .Rom.
as Nell as peace of mind and heart. 3ts de$elopment can be Nrongly influence by local en$ironment. 3t is the result of positi$e action. says the Nise Nriter of Pro$erbs . Pro0ided b. the inner man has to de$elop a conscience that judges. Norship. &o. namely the sacrifice of 4odQs son.=7. joy is a fruit of his holy spirit. and committing no offense against 4od and continually steered and corrected his course of life according to #hrist teaching. exultation. 3t is an state of mind or condition that results from the blessing of 4od. 5od4 O#her ! 4od has pro$ided many other things that manOind may enjoy day by day. since the Oingdom of the hea$ens belong to them1. the Norship of 4od. con$ictions and rules that are implanted in a personQs mind by study and experience. and e$en his correction and discipline. as one his 0good gifts1 and perfect presents. 3f not. that may joy may be in you and your joy may be made full1.9? . Conscience ! is a capacity to looO at oneself and render judgment about oneself. 3t might judge matters as being right or Nrong by these incorrect standards or $alues. Paul counseled the #hristians at Rome that the Singdom of 4od 0means righteousness and peace and joy Nith holy spirit I Rom. Nisdom from him. %he inner man must constantly stri$e for an honest conscience in all things. #onscience must be enlighted. and it is to this that the life course. #onscience is inherent in man. customs. in that it imparts pleasure and inflicts pain for oneQs oNn good and bad conduct. according to the truth. and habits. +ome of theses are marriage. 9apiness4 :ha# is #he Casis $or Real ! %he inner man understand that all happiness promised in the 'ible are contingent upon a right relationship Nith 4od? all of them are realized on the basis of lo$e of 4od. 3t is also can be trained by the thoughts and acts. by emotion ranging from mere contentment to deep and intense joy in li$ing.A %he @oy is a uality of the heart I the inner man I and can affect the Nhole body for good. being a father or mother of a righteous and Nise child. 0( joyful heart has a good effect on the countenance 0and1 a heart that is joyful does good as curer.97=/ Nhen a person Nith such a conscience cannot sense right or Nrong. #onscience can be a moral safety de$ice. %hat is necessary condition Nhich @esus said 0-appy are those conscious of their spiritual needs. and the multitudinous things of his creation. ha$ing been made part of him by 4od. it cannot sound out Narnings or gi$e safe guidance.. 5nly a conscience properly trained by 4odQs Nord can correctly assess and set matters of life throughly straight. 3t is an unsafe guide if it has not been trained in right standards. bears Nitness to oneself. &o. accordingly.:7. the indi$idual must then repent of his sinful course and con$ert. (ll persons ha$e the faculty of conscience. -ence. %he things that contributes to true happiness are OnoNledge of @eho$". Phen that happens. and the fulfillment of 4odQs promises. %he inner man feels that true happiness stems from those things that ha$e to do Nith spirituality.%he Oey Nord is recognizing #he need $or reconcilia#ion and accepting 4odQs pro$ision for reconciliation.Rom. -is blessing is essential for happiness. . such as acting Nith consideration toNard the loNly one or been in fa$or of @eho$". is a $rui# o$ #he Spiri# ! +ince 4od is the source of joy and he desires joyfulness for his people. 9appiness ! 3 called the inner needs to be in state of NellHbeing that is characterized by relati$e permanence. Ne.A7CC. 13 . %he inner man enjoys his oNn NorOs at any time in his OnoNledge of 4od. 3t this differs from mere pleasures Nhich may come about simply through chance contact and stimulation. ! 3t is the expressness of inner feeling and the outNard manifestation by the ac uisition or expectation of good state of happiness. @esus also desired his folloNers to ha$e the same joy. &o. 6ntrained conscience may be NeaO and it may be easily and unNise suppressed or the person may become offended by the actions or Nords of others. Conscience4 Cad ! 3t can be abused that it no longer is clean and sensiti$e. GanQs conduct is then controlled by fear of exposure and punishment rather by a good conscience . from folloNing the Nay of the sinful Norld of manOind. e$en in instances Nhere no Nrong doing may exist. it can be mislead. %rue happiness cannot achie$ed apart from of obedience to @eho$". and by a natural desire for it to continue. 3t is an inNard realization or sense of right and Nrong that exercises or accuse one. telling them 0these things 3 ha$e spoOen to you.
frustration. GildHtempered man is a good teacher. intimatelly.Gat. neither Nill mourning not outcry nor pain be anymore . Mildness ! 3t is that temper of spirit de$eloped in the inner man in Nhich Ne accept his dealing Nith us as good. -e is not easily unbalanced or caused to lose his good sense.F7.? Efesios :7CFHC:/ -e must recognize that 4odQs Pord is his expression of the Nay of 4odly de$otion and so he must conform to its precepts. &acO of mildness of temper is the result of insecurity.. %im. his Nord ad spirit Nill bourgeon to OnoN @eho$"Qs personality. Nas preached about the nations. spiritual health satisfaction.&o. happiness. C. Nas recei$ed up in glory. in training himself is not to achie$e selfish materialism gain. "he Sacred Secre# o$ 5odl. 97./ Des. De0o#ion ! %he inner man must exercise re$erence. NicOedness. lacO of faith and hope.<. and one must apply to him for his spirit and must culti$ate fruits of the spirit to ha$e genuine mildness and temper. . 5odl. "he Po7er o$ 5odl.7CE? C #or. and e$en desperation. 3t is not a transitory or occasional uality. and Nill not alloN to taOe root and groN. and he Nas firm for Nhat is right? he used great freeness of speech and action Nhen such Nas called for. he said 03 ha$e con uered the Norld1 also 0the ruler of this Norld is coming. Nith loyalty to his uni$ersal so$ereignty.Re$. +ince godly de$otion is toNard 4od personality. )o unrighteousness could be founded in him. before his death. harness. e$en of one Nho hates him. other. behind the gentleness there is the strength of steel. De0o#ion ! %he inner person must professing godly de$otion and recognize its poNer to change his personality and must be true and genuine in folloNing godlines . %im. for e$en 0death Nill be no more.. 5n the other hand mildness Nill pre$ent from jealousy and contention. %he mildHtempered person is such because he has faith and a source of strength. 6nder present conditions. in e$ery sense. or temperament. but let it be the secret person of the heart. -e could righty say to his enemy 0Nho of you con$icts me of sin. sicOness and death pre$ent full and diminished joy.Efesios =7. 3t refers to de$otion Nith loyalty to @eho$" 4od personally./. Gildness of temper or spirit is not an attribute of one NeaO in character. 'ut there is gain to the one Nho is content Nith his portion of life. Nhich may moti$ate him to improper actions.7:/. . or objecti$e. and he has no hold on me. and ser$ice to 4o. @esus #hrist said 03 am mildH tempered and loNly in heart . "rainin) 7i#h Con#en#men# is Essen#ial ! +trenous training is necessary on part of the #hristian in order to achie$e full godly de$otion. +uch a person Nill reflect more and more the fine ualities of @eho$" 4od C #or. Nas declared righteous in spirit. Norship. a person rejoicing o$er the calamity of another. must account to @eho$" for his sin. and a purpose in li$ing.4 8alse or Non!las#in) ! @oy based on materialism is a false joy that is in error and Nill be shortH li$ed. Pe need to apply de$otion toNard that Nhich is genuinelly holy and righteous. but @esus #hrist as Sing Nill bring end to all obstacles to complete joy. and to become more liOe him Ito an imitator or copier of him . 97.. &acO of mildness results in undue excitability. hypocritically ha$ing a form of godly de$otion but they Nould be persons using godlines for materialistic or sensual gain Nhich is re$ealed in their practice of acts of loose conduct. Pho continues in godly de$otion along Nith selfHsufficiency 03t holds promise of the li$e noN1 namely. De0o#ion ! %he inner man must folloN the prime example of godly de$otion I @esus #hrist I . it is part of oneQs maOe up. 4od is the source of mildness. >7. @esus had the full poNer of his father bacOing him. (lso. pro$ing that man in the flesh can maintain such de$otion. in the incorruptible 14 . pro$iding easyHlearning manners and also generating great confidence and strength in those appealing him. @esus #hrist Nas the one man to manifest godly de$otion perfectly. Nas belo$ed upon in the Norld. appeared to angels. 3t also holds promise of the life that 0is to come1.> 0-e Nas made manifest in flesh. -e is open and $ulnerable to the in$asion of any and all improper thoughts. lacO of selfHcontrol and fights. ( personQs aim. %he solution to 0the sacred secret of this godly de$otion is so great and means so much to manOind that it is to be proclaimed NorldNide. 3f anyone Nho professes to ser$e 4od relies on his oNn ideas instead of adhering to the 'ible and if his teaching does not accord Nith godly de$otion and becomes 0mentally deceased1 practicing all sorts of NicOeness. @esus #hrist himself is the basis upon Nhich #hristians godly de$otion and conduct in the congregation are patterned.
C7C? (cts <79CH9=/ -e recommended himself to others as a meeO or mildHtempered person. 9umili#. . E$en those Nho ha$e in the past practiced $ery bad things./ 3n both in literal and spiritual and literal sense to the state of being. but are looOing to him and Nant to do his Nill. loNliness of mind. 9umili#. %here are other Nonderful promises extended to such ones. Ror example. @esus modeled for us demonstrating meeOness by enduring all manners of personal injury Nithout a Nord of complaint. then toNard felloN creatures. Please 5od ! -umility has great $alue in the eyes of @eho$" ad he is ready to shoN mercy and fa$or to those humbling themsel$es before him. meeOness is emphasized as oneQs mental attitude first. in the eyes of 4od. 'efore a crash the heart of a man is lofty. rather than just naturally inherited.ness ! ( mildness of temper.7CF/. GeeOness person are teachableH @eho$a Nill teach the meeO ones his Nay I and they are Nilling to endure discipline from the hand of 4od . -umility can aid one greatly in meeting the challenge of ad$ersity. 3n the 'ible. Nhereas harshness Nould magnify the bad situation. Nithout haughtiness or $anity. . instead of becoming heated up Nith anger. Ror example 0the meeO ones themsel$es Nill possess the earth.ness Crin)s Cene$i#s ! 4od thought us extending an in$itation specially to the meeO ones of the earth Nho has practiced -is oNn judicial decision. as Nell as. -e said of himself 03 am mildHtempered and loNly in heart ./ GeeOness causes persons to Nait upon @eho$" to right the Nrongs and injuries unjustly suffered../. %hough freedom from pride or arrogance. ( person can achie$e a state of humility by raising on his relationship to 4od. or $indicti$e retaliation.. e$en alloNing himself to be led to the slaughter as a lamb Nithout opening his mouth in protest . %he mental disposition that enables one to endure injury Nith patience and Nithout irritation. 3f calamities come humility enables a person to hold up and endure. and gentleness.3sa. and before seeOing glory is humility.Rilip. During his fleshly and earthly life. then toNard felloN creatures. breaOing doNn difficulty.Psalm 9A7. 3t is necessary to forsaOing of the old Nays of maliciousness and hatred and folloNing the neN Nay leading to spiritual life. loNliness of mind. 0the meeO ones Nill eat and be satisfied I Psalm CC7C>.apparel of the uiet and spirit. to continue in 4odQs Nays 9umili#. -umility Nill guide a person in the proper path and Nill bring him into glory.. . and seeO forgi$eness. 3t is a close companion of and seldom found separate from such other $irtues as humility. +uch ones shoN that they are not trusting or boasting in themsel$es.. humbled by experience than instead suffer humiliation in due time. 9umili#. %he inner man has to culti$ate this mental attitude first of all toNard 4od. instead of becoming heated up Nith anger .E/. and they Nill indeed find their ex uisite delight in the abundance of peace . Gildness is indeed a personality trait. Mee. set matters straight. resentment. Nhich is of great $alue. 15 . acOnoNledge his mistaOes. for it is 4od Nhole exalts one and puts doNn another. seeO meeOness and probably you may be concealed in the day of 4odQs anger.Psalm 9A7<H. it is Nritten7 %he meeO one Nill certainly increase their rejoicing in @eho$" himself1 . (s 3saias foretold7 he Nas an anointed @eho$aQs spirit 0to tell good neNs to the meeO ones and 0to teach the meeO concerning sal$ation. in &esus Chris# ! -e said clearly and directly to his disciples 0Phoe$er exalts himself Nill be humbled and Nhoe$er humbled himself Nill be exalted1. 3t is not NeaOness but a state of mind that is pleasing to 4od. Pro0ides Ri)h# 5uidance ! 5ne Nho humbles himself before 4od can expect to ha$e 4odQs guidance.. Nill be heard by him.-eb. +eeO righteousness. primarily gained as a fruit of 4odQs spirit through accurate OnoNledge and application thereof. he humbled himself and became obedient as far as death. the inner man has to reasoning to throN aNay pride. finding himself in fashion as man. GeeO persons are teachable I @eho$" 0Nill teach the meeO ones his Nay1 . Pho is able to taOe criticism Nithout resentment. CE7. ! -oN this uality help the inner man. Pe may learn humility be being brought loN.C7:H.-eb. though such is grie$ous at the time. GeeOness causes persons to Nait upon @eho$a to right the Nrongs and injuries unjustly suffered. C7=H<? -eb.Psalm C=7E/ I and they are Nilling to endure disciple from the hand of 4od. 3f they truly humble themsel$es before 4od and be search him for mercy. Gildness Nill accomplish good Nhen dealing Nith a difficult situation or an angry person. .C7:H. ./ Mee.Gat.
. %he counsel is that Nith all that you ac uire. discretion implies prudence and may be expressed in caution. or counsel others in doing so.A79/ 'ut the results such humility brings in the Nay of peace to the indi$idual far outNeight the feeling of humiliation also his humbled action further de$elops and strengths in the indi$idual the fine uality of humility. %hus the importance to OnoNn the 'ible.#ol. %o OnoN him denotes a deep appreciation of his fine ulities and his great name and a close relationship Nith him. asOing for forgi$eness. based on OnoNledge and understanding successfully to sol$e problems. or se$ere treatment of the body.C:/ or Nhen the offended person approaches him . . and to let him OnoNn to all people.<7. ac uire understanding Nhat it adds strength to Nisdom. stupidity and madness Nith Nhich it is often contrasted. and promises to. selfHcontrol. ( person might ha$e considerable OnoNledge but not OnoN hoN to use it because of lacOing Nisdom. a$oid or a$ert dangers? attain certain goals. and it may be to his oNn destruction. Phile Nisdom is the prime thing.s $or Peace ! -umility promotes peace.Pro$.Gat.. 8alse 9umili#. contributing greatly to discretion and foresight? also notable characteristics of Nisdom. Reasonableness ! meaning7 seemly fitting? hence e uitable. ( OnoNledge of @eho$aQs ualities Nill deepen oneQs proper fear of 4od. %hereby..9umili#. %he Nise person is happy to get any information that Nill grant him a clear $ieN into the underlying circumstances. %he inner man has to be reasonable Nith himself in dealing Nith others. fair. ! -umility can be only on the surface. headed by his son and able to end all NicOedness.is the ability to put OnoNledge to NorO. forbearing? it is a distincti$e feature of hea$enly Nisdom. 3f haughtiness de$elops. 3t is the opposite of foolishness. o$ li0e. his record Nith manOind. these gi$ing the soundness and clarity and clarity of judgment characteristic of Nisdom. not realizing that he cannot decei$e @eho$".FFF years.7C>HC</. Rinally after more then :. Nhat is needed to sol$e the existing problems. %he SnoNledge of the most -oly one is Nhat understanding is.Rom. the things in the hea$ens and the things on the earth . Nere re$ealed since 4odQs grand purpose is founded on and centered in his son. his faithful ser$ants during many centuries. :isdon. =7C9. #hrist @esus 0has become to us Nisdom from 4od. -e Nill be brought loN.F..Gat. the Nisdom of the sacred secret Nas re$ealed in @esus #hrist . through Nhom 4od purposed 0an administration at the full limit of the appointed times. :7A? ..Efesios . moderation. %his OnoNledge goes beyond the mere fact of 4odQs existance and his creatorship e$en beyeond the OnoNledge of many fact about his dealings. the intelligent application of learning. he 0lets OnoNledge1 as to Nhat conclusions to draN. :isdom is a Sacred Secre#4 5od6s ! During manQs history on earth 4od foreordained and outline his hidden Nisdom contained in 4odQs dealing Nith.%he most important OnoNledge that one can ac uire is about 4od himself."o <no7 &eho0a is #he 7a./ 4odQs pro$ision of the ransom for the sal$ation of obedient manOind and his purpose for a Singdom 4o$ernment. #arefully concealed in him are all the treasures of Nisdom and OnoNledge1 16 . or restrain. :isdom. condition and causes of problems.7<H. .=? &ucas . Pisdom is the prime thing for Nithout its OnoNledge is of little $alue . to gather all things together again in the #hrist. (ny one Nho taOes delight in a mocO humility can become 0pupped up Nith out proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind in a selfHimposed form of Norship and mocO humility. 5nly lo$e coupled Nith humility Nill prompt one to acOnoNledge the Nrong and act immediately to set matters straight . :or./ Ralse humility can actually result in de$eloping haughtiness in the indi$idual for he may trend to thinO he is righteous on his merit? or he may feel that he is accomplish his ends. ( humbled person does not fight in order to establish his supposed personal 0rights1 it re uires humility to Oeep the peace by putting into practice @esusQ counsel to forgi$e others their sins. (nd Nhen a person offend another it tests his humility to obey the command to go to the other persons and admit the Nrong. he Nill in time be humbled in a Nay that he Nill not enjoy. moderate. but they are of no $alue in combating the satisfying of the flesh. :isdom ! Nisdom lays on sound judgment. . or to use it. Pisdom implies a breadth of OnoNledge and a depth of understanding.:7. 97.=7C/. and in his $ieN of problems.A? 4al. namely.
%he Nise man dies along Nith the stupid. Pisdom on a limited scale is attainable by man through his oNn efforts. the 'ible particularly ad$ocates 4odQs spirit may enhance some of these types of Nisdom. and right judgment. Nhich 4od foreordained before the system of things. the things in the hea$ens and the things on the earth1 0Efesios .7. or extensi$e OnoNledge in some particularly fields of human science or research7 sOillfulness in construction. per$ersion. . Pro$erbs C. .FFF years. to gather all things together again in the #hrist. A7 C=.C/. manifesting righteousness and uprightness.s Used $or 5od ! -uman Nisdom can be used for good or bad that is only fleshly.1 that is. liOe in the field of administrati$e judgment in go$ernment and business.(cts 97. 4odQs 0#hief (gent of &ife1 can sal$ation and life be attained . lea$ing the Nise Nithout e$en such basic needs as food . :isdom4 9uman ! Nisdom is indeed a blend of many things7 OnoNledge. 3t is futile Nisdom.. and promises to. 17 . 'ut since true Nisdom begins Nith the fear of @eho$". the hidden Nisdom. Nhat is needed to sol$e the existing problem I #ompare Pr$.Ecl.. E$en liOe. says that 0by one1Qs gi$ing insight to a Nise person he gets OnoNledge1 %he Nise person is happy to get any information that Nill grant him a clearer $ieN into the underlying circumstances. conditions. and deficiencies in imperfect human society. those systems that ha$e de$eloped during manQs history outside Eden . #hrist @esus 0has become to us Nisdom from 4od1 . his heart determination to continue in that Nise course is greatly strengthened . as Nell as. and NorOing Nith. %hose Nho become 0Nise in their oNn eyes1 ele$ating themsel$es abo$e others .#ol. understanding.e$en abo$e 4od/ are Norse of than stupid such assuming persons are too proud to accept correction. 5nly through him and by faith on him. 'ut if he gets real understanding of the reason for the command.7<H./.Pro$. 3ts outlines Nere contained in 4odQs dealing Nith.=/... his faithful ser$ants during many centuries..#ol. )ot all Nisdom measures up to that superior Nisdom.7C>HC</. -is Nise means for ending that rebellion I Niping out its effects and restoring peace.#ol. ready to obey. causing disorder. E7E? Ecl. Phile human Nisdom produces $aried pleasures and proficiency that brought material Nealth. after more than :. experience. etc. not OnoNing Nhat Nill become of his possessions. 4odQs pro$ision of the ransom for the sal$ation of obedient manOind and his purpose for a Singdom go$ernment. shreNdness. Rinally. Ror example.:799/. . and causes of problems. a person may obey a certain command of 4od because he recognizes the rightness of such obedience. therefore. C7A/. headed by his +on and able to end all NicOedness. (ll such Nisdom may be had e$er though the possessor lacO the spiritual Nisdom. but NellHthough I only heading pleasant and beneficial speech. namely. :isdom no# Al7a. diligence.. E7. ( person can be excessi$e in stri$ing to manifest Nisdom. 0true and unforseen occurrence1 might bring sudden calamity.. Pise man alNays seeO to bring calm and to Nin souls by Nise persuasion. and right order in his uni$ersal familyHformed a sacred secret. Nhere there are useful in accomplishing his purpose. thinOing ability. -uman Nisdom is ne$er absolute. %he inner man is reNarded Nith a Nise and understanding heart. Nere re$ealed. reasonable. #or. and his human Nisdom ceases in the gra$e. it could not bring true happiness or lasting satisfaction. #or. and this is Nisdom on his part. adhering to truth. %o correct this unbalanced standing the man needs to fortify his understanding to ac uire Nisdom. +uch Nisdom may $ary in type and extend. and the benefits accruing from it. through he must in any case use the intelligence Nith Nhich 4od initially endoNed man. through Nhom 4od purposed 0an administration at the full limit of the appointed times.. his speech is not presumptuous. %his superior Nisdom goes beyond ordinary Nisdom and includes holding the high standards. great talent in a Nide $ariety of craft. but is relati$e. harmony. the materials of 4od creation. NorOers in stone and Nood. that does not base its judment and decisions solidly on 4odQs purpose as re$ealed in him. %he rebellion that broOe out in Eden presented a challenge to 4odQs Nisdom. no true Nisdom that fails in him @esus #hrist. not from 4od. %here is. %hereby he 0gets OnoNledge1 as to Nhat to do regarding the matter and OnoNs Nhat conclusions to draN. pushing himself beyond the limits of his imperfect ability in a selfHdestructi$e course the Norld of manOind has de$elop a fund of Nisdom o$er the centuries I much of it true Nisdom is manifest Nhen a person acts peaceable.. the Nisdom of that sacred secret Nas re$ealed in @esus #hrist .79F/ 0#arefully concealed in him are all treasures of Nisdom and of OnoNledge1 . not spiritual.. +ince 4odQs grand purpose is founded on and centered on his +on. C79/. C79/. Gan learns from obser$ation. harsh or rash. the good purpose it ser$es.
-e is Nise in heart and strong in poNer. Pho can shoN stubborness to him and come off uninjured.. and his NicOed spirit forces in the hea$enly places acts as the in$isible 0Norld rulers o$er the Norld alienated from 4od .C/. Porld is understood to include both $isible spirit creatures and $isible human creatures by the rendering 0Ne are made a spectacle unto the Norld both to angels and men. :orld Aliena#ed $rom 5od ! %he inner man should taOe a separated course of life.>7CA? Re$. the e$idence meant gaining all the human sphere of life and human society as a Nhole could offer . . +atan the De$il. ! a frameNorO of things that surround and affect manOind has been build up on earth as manOind has groNn in number and in years of existence. apart from their moral conditions or course of li$e C/ the frameNorO of human circumstances into Nhich a person is born and in Nhich he li$es. or 9/ the mass of manOind apart from @eho$aQs appro$ed ser$ants.<7A/ 0Porld1 is therefore closely linOed and bound up Nith manOind. Phen @esus spoOe of a man as 0gaining the Nhole Norld but forfaiting his soul in the process. regardless of race that hatred #hrist and his folloNers. =7EH.F:7C:? Pro$. #hristians una$oidably li$ing in the midst of the society of Nrongdly persons. E7. . concepts. maneu$ering rulers or eliminating them.:.>/.Gat.A/ and it is necessary to identify 0the ruler of this Norld .F7. :orld.C %im.9/ &ogically.C/ SnoNledge is ac uaintance Nith fact. maOing his prophetic re$elation pro$e infallible . from the creation of manOind forNard. %he elementary things of the Norld. . :7.E? @er. Nho is 0Nise alone1 in this sense . attention is directed chiefly to him and Norld denotes manOind Nilling that order of things. are all of -is maOing . Ror all these reasons it is e$ident that 0the fear of @eho$" is the start of Nisdom1 . #or. sound judgment. not to the inanimate creation nor to the animals. idolatry extortion and similar practices ./ humanOind as a Nhole. 4od did not produce such unrighteous Norld. humanity as it manifest itself in and through such an order . in order that e$eryone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but ha$e e$erlasting life. %he physical laNs.=H.. began to concei$e the seed that could benefit from 4odQs pro$ision for deli$erance from inherited sin.7CF/. %he outside or exterior man is liOe a babe. Nho is 0from time indefinite to time indefinite1 . %he inner man is illuminated using light in spiritual sense. things related to human life and acti$ity not of the inanimated creation or the animal creation Nhen the human race Nas founded through the first human pair. 97. . but the Norld as being guilty of sin and needs a sa$ior to gi$e it life. continued ensla$ed by the elementary things belonging to the Norld. the beginning of manOind. not 18 .9/ must Oeep themsel$es clean and unsppoted by that NorldQs corruption defilement. %his is the Norld Nhose in$isible ualities are already seen from the Norld creation onNard because they are percei$ed by the things made. formed by the philosophy deception according to the tradition of men.Efesios >7. . all mundane of the human sphere. and since @eho$" is the #reator. including those engaging in fornication..:isdom4 Di0ine ! Pisdom in the absolute sense is found in @eho$" 4od.Gat. C7CFHC9/. .C #or. A7. its composition and contents. according to the elementary things of the Norld and not according to #hrist? because it is in him that all the fullness of the di$ine uality dNells bodily 0stressing that they died together Nith #hrist toNard the elementary things of the Norld.C.. its history till noN.Psalm EF7.Rom. he OnoNs all there is to OnoN about the uni$erse. for only Nhen manOind prepared Nith their minds on earth capable of 0percei$ing such in$isible ualities by means of the $isible creation . entering into 4odQs relationship and its riches by being reconcilied to him. not hea$enly or spiritual.Rom.. his moral standards are e$en more $ital for stability. 3n his mightiness he can inter$ene at Nill in human affairs."he human sphere o$ li$e and i#s $rame7or. Porld is used to signify all nonHchristian human society. and successful human li$ing. @uan C7. :orld ! can means .F/.>7C>/. and standards upon Nhich men rely in their research and in$ention. it oNns its de$elopment to 4odQs chief opposeer and ad$ersary. .A/ as the 4od of this system of things. and Nithout Nhich they Nould be helpless and ha$e nothing stable upon Nhich to build.Pro$. :7.Dan. (s Norld is regarded as that order of things Nhose center is man. %he elementary things include the philosophies abd decepti$e teaching based pre$aling on human standard. %his is the Norld that 4od lo$ed so much that he ga$e his only begotten son.C/. %his clear connection Nith the Norld of manOind also aids one in understanding Nhat is meant by the founding of the Norld. pertaining to the flesh.@ob E7:? Pro$. things applicable only to manOind. and in sense it is at times uite similar to the system of things. Nho outside of Eden.F? . %he inner man must be alert against 0lo$ing the Norld Nith its Nay of life that appeals to the sinful flesh . reasoning and mythology.@ob 9<79:H9<? Psalm . .
-e has been the hope of righteous men in all ages. namely. the Norld in the sense of human society alienated from 4od and in actual enmity toNard 4od. Nho is noN inmortal in the hea$ens. 3n some instances these may appear to be fulfilled. 3nsight can be displayed in $arious Nays. faith maOes the hope brighter and stronger.F7C</. %herefore. . %he 'ible is full of expression of hope.7A/. 3t is supported by tNo things in Nhich it is impossible for 4od to lie. conse uently the biblical expression fit them Nell 0let there be eating and drinOing for tomorroN Ne shall die1.Pro$. but there is a fine distention betNeen the tNo terms. Nhat conclusions to draN.. 9ope ! 3t can mean trust. %here is the process of thinOing through a complex arrangement of thoughts resulting in a Nise dealing and use of good practical common sense. =7 C. 9opes4 9ope ! People of Norld ha$e some reasonable that they pursue. be means of his Nord. reliance. 3nsight results in ac uiring a clear picture of a matter and enables one to OnoN Nhat to do regarding the matter. >7. Nhat counsel gi$e.AHCF/ 19 . selfish hope. @eho$" 4od gi$es insight to his ser$ants by pro$iding them Nith counsel and ad$ise that they can use to direct them and control their actions. = %he #hristian -ope. Nait for Nith eager expectation. 3n turn. resulting in blessing both to the one Nho has it and to others that li$es Nith him and enables him to consider a$ailable information and as a result ac uires a clearer picture of a matter. discretion. Nhich has gi$en us I Rom. (dditionally. Ror a true $ieN and proper understanding of 4od. in order to ha$e conse uencial effects or results. 'esides the Norld is inffected Nith Nrong acttitutes of the hopeless one and are abandoned themsel$es to sensual enjoyment. but most appreciate it so as to be moti$ated to do all that 4od directs. neither it selfish and sinful acti$ating force. 3nsight is closely related to understanding. :7. because that Nhich is expected is not alNays desirable. 9ope is also essen#ial #o $ai#h ! 3t is the groundNorO and basis for faith. %he 'ible shoNs that people of the Norld in general ha$e no real. some of a commendable nature. once ac uired insight must be safeguard. thye cannot be guided by Norldly Nisdom. %hat is Nhy the apostle Paul informs #hristians that they. ..Pro$. should not 0sorroN just as the rest also do Nho ha$e no hope1 .. on lies. and the hope resides Nith #hrist. this hope is spoOen of as 0an anchor for the soul. the inner man must OnoN that lo$ing Oindness and generosity are outstanding ualities of 4od. are sure to be frustated. Ne should Oeep 4odQs promises as lo$e of 4od that has been poured out into our hearts through the holy spirit. ha$ing the hope of resurrection.-eb. Insi)h# ! is the ability to see into a situation. and Nithout OnoNledge of a pro$ision from a higher source there is no hope in Nhat lies ahead. common. %hus through their society faith con uer the Norld of unrighteneous human society. the inner man build his hope in 4od. @esus shoNed that human flesh is to sur$i$e the coming great tribulation. desire accompanied Nith expectation of Nhat is desired or promise? something that is hoped for? or an object of hope. rather. +o. insight relates to an intelligent OnoNledge of the reason. 'ut minor. . 9ope4 "he Source o$ ! @eho$" 4od is the source of future hope on the one able to fulfill all his promises and the hope of those trusting in him. GanOind is going into death. both sure and firm.-eb. and normal human hopes there are bad ones.H %he gaining of lasting life in hea$en or on earth Nas not open to any humanOind until @esus #hrist 0+hed light upon life and incorruption through the good neNs . and e$en expectation bases on poNerfulness has perished .9/ as the 4entiles that had no hope and Nere Nithout 4od in the Norld. Nith it. . trust and confidence in him. or the poNer or promises of men. %hey are hopes that are NicOedly entertained. solidly based hope. and he becomes the reNarder of those earnestly seeOing him . 0Phen a NicOed one man dies his hope perished. 6nderstanding indicates distenguishing betNeen the matters to discern Nith the senses their composition. 5ne can lose it by turning from 4odQs Nays. %he inner man not only need to read the 'ible.7>/. . %o act Nith insight is to act Nith produce. lest they be condemmed Nith it. his promise on his oath. but the $ery hope of the NicOed one Nill perish . Nith intelligence. on Nrong dealing.C %im. )eeded also is the help of 4odQs spirit. for a pro$erb states 1the expectation of the righteous one is a rejoicing. %im. Nhich is foolishness in 4odQs sight.intering friendly relation relations.7.F/ 5ur hope of e$erlasting life is solidly based and is something that can be confidently relied on. and those based in a flase foundation of materialism. but in actually they are realized only in a temporary sense.
%he undeser$ed Oindness of 4od is further magnified in that the Nonderful hope that he opened up for the spiritual man I the inner man I is also closely tied in Nith a hope for all manOind Nho desire to ser$e 4od. must be impartially. condemned all under it to death.9/.(cts . Ri)h#eousness ! (ccording to its roots in -ebreN and 4reeO ha$e the thought of rectitude 0uprightness1. 3t accompanies joy. -ope is de$eloped by endurance under tribulation. @esus fulfilled that hope by his ministry. -oNe$er. 4od is the supreme judge and statuteHgi$er . indicating a standard or norm determinating Nhat is upright.Duali#ies and Cene$i#s ! -ope is indispensable to the #hristians. +ince. not 4od. =7CH=/ 3t is placed alongside faith and lo$e as one of the three ualities charactirizing #hristians.+antiago C7 . 997CC/ -e is a lo$er of righteousness and justice . %hen manOind exercising faith Nill e$entually be released from the corruption of imperfection and sin and Nill come to the full status of 0children of 4od.F799:.Rom. 3t enables the #hristians to endure Nith rejoicing. as a failure in this regard is unjust and $iolates the laN of lo$e .C=/. in his Nord H. 97CCH:7C/ 4odQs justice is also balanced Nith mercy. setting aside the laN and enabling those putting faith in #hrist to draN near to 4od I -eb. -ope helps also Oeep the #hristians in a clean Nay of life. by maOing transgressions manifest. must learn the path of justice . Ne are able to Oeep on Naiting patiently for the hopedHfor things Nith endurance . 'ut the great hope for manOind in general. the desire for expectation is so strong that despite se$ere trials and difficulties. :F7. lies in the Singdom of #hrist. &us#ice ! the maintenance or administration of Nhat is right in a fair and impartial Nay./. 4od foretold it Nas necessary to bring in 0a better hope1 through @esus #hrist. because their hopes lies on 4od and #hrist. are pure and are closely allied Nith the greatest uality. not by its oNn Nill but through him that subject it on the basis of hope that the creation itself also Nill be set free from ensla$ement to corruption and ha$e the glorious freedom of the children of 4od. 4enerally.. and man. &iOe 4od.E. Rightenousness is fre uently use in connection Nith a judge. C79H. but he accepts and bestoN his blessing upon all those fearing him and practicing righteousness .hence. peace and poNer of -oly +pirit . -e has alNays rightly re uired that those desiring to gain his appro$al ac uaint themsel$es Nith his standard of justice and folloN it. no matter Nhat at the conditions may be. the exercise of justice according to 4odQs standards is not a burden? manQs happiness actually depends on it .. 9ope. and according to standard. 3t also con$ey the idea of a particular plan. for one ha$ing the true lo$e of 4od Nill also ha$e hope in all 4odQs promises.F>79 compare 3sa. @eho$" shoNs no partiality in dealing Nith his creatures. Ror the creation Nas subject to futility.compare Pro$.Psalm 997=/ 4od guarantees that he Nill ne$er abandon his loyal one . rule or regular procedure for doing things.<. 3t promotes freeness of speech in the approach to 4od for his undeser$ed Oindness and mercy. but must learn to conform his thinOing to the standards of justice that @eho$" has re$ealed in his Nord. 97>? >7 . both the li$ing and the dead. he is the unchanging one.3sa. 3ndi$iduals and nations are punished or reNarded according to their acts . 3t exposed the imperfections of those under it. lo$e.HE/. his folloNers.Rom. A7.:/.3sa. the originalHlanguage terms are at times translated 0justice1. Righteous in the biblical sense is a condition of rightness. %his leads to an appro$ed conditions before 4od from Nhom hope comes . -ope of sal$ation protect the mental poNer enabling the #hristians to maintains integrity. the standard of Nhich is 20 .Psalm . %hus man is in no position to judge 4odQs acts as just or unjust. =>7 .=7. 5od se#s #he S#andard ! 4od is the objecti$e standard Nhich determines the content of righteous and at the same time Oeeps that content of meaning constant and unchanging. %he 'ible I are all instructions and samples.. CE7:/.Psalm 9A7C</. 4odQs Nisdom is far superior to that if imperfect humans.9=/. Paul explains 0the eager expectation of the creation is Naiting for the re$ealing of the sons of 4od.. laN exposed all as sinners before 4od.Rom <7 C:. death.9ope Mus# be De0eloped and Main#ained ! 3t re uires continued industrioness and the exercise of freeness of speech and 0boasting1 o$er the hope itself .Rom..-eb. or Nith a judgment gi$ing the term a someNhat legal fla$or .? Efesios >7AHE? #ol. custom. and resurrection. so that all men may ha$e hope. %he proper exercise of justice by go$ernmental authority liOeNise contributes to the happiness and NellHbeing of its subjects .C/. thus pro$iding opportunity for men and nations to turn from their NicOed Nays and thereby escape the execution of his ad$erse judgment.
7:? Rom.Rom. not to ha$e a form of righteousness in our obedience to certain of the re uirements of the laN and traditions Nhose actually made the Nord of 4od in$alid. for out of it are the sources of life1. 3n the scriptures Ne may note that Nhich is 0good1 is contrasted Nith that Nhich is 0$ile1 . Pe ha$e to alert all the time.=7C<. a person needs to be free from distractions. and is measure by conformity to 4odQs Nill and his command. the righteous cannot ha$e peace. his personality. A7E/.<HC:. concentrated thinOing in Nhich a person seriously reflect on past experiences. his creatures can ha$e to utmost confidence in him. =7:=? Rom. in Nhich righteousness is to dNell .AHCF/. E$entual possession of the earth is promised to the righteous? the NicOed are to be cleared out of the earth as 0a ransom1 for the righteous. >799/.? C #or.? %ito 97=/ %he men Nhom 4od called 0righteous1 in the biblical register Nere men Nho exercised faith in 4od Nho did not trust in their oNn Nords bu bacOed up that faith by NorOs in harmony Nith his righteous standard Rom. and Nhat he is.C:. justice.? 997. Nith Nhich to measure the conduct of all his creatures Psalm EC7. sinful man is treachereous and desperate .7. Pe Nil be seriously thinO out these matters of importance. for as long as the NicOed are in control.:. .Gat.Psalm E7<? <=7.? 97C..7. one Nill not be inclined to gi$e foolish ansNers. completely e uyipped for e$ery good NorO1 Medi#a#ion ! %he Oind of deep.@ob 9A7C9? Psalm A. holiness and purity are such that no sin can condoned by him . Nhich.C7E/. 'y engaging in profitable meditation. it is essential that a person folloN 4odQs righteousness since the heart of fallen.mat.E. . 5f him it is Nritten 0righteousness and judgment are the established place of your throne1 I Psalm <E7. in $indication of himself in judment . 97:. Ri)h#eousness4 See..A? &uOe . 0Ri)h#eousness4 "he Creas#pla#e3 ! 'ecause the 'ible tell us. %he meditation of the heart should be focused on benenfical things pleasing to him and not on the de$ices of the NicOed I Rilipenses :7 <. %he #hristian can be assured of this course only by sticOing close to the +criptures. -e must 0put on the neN personality Nhich Nas created according to 4odQs Nill in true righteousness and loyalty IEfesios :7C9. menQs fleshly inclination toNard the NicOed pursuit. :79HE? +antiago C7. for disciplining in righteneousness. .=/. Pro$. . 'ut through his undeser$ed Oindness he made this just arrangement by pro$iding his son as a sacrificial offering.Rom.=/. 5od6s ! @esus admonished his hearers7 0Seep on. and in $indication of his people . and all righteousness on the pact of his creatures comes from their relationship Nith him.Psalm =7:? . seeOing first the Oingdom and righteousness.Rom. Ri)h#eous One4 &eho0a "he ! (ll 4odQs Nays are righteous7 as +o$ereign . ! @eho$"Qs righteousness. ponders and muses o$er current matters. =F7A/. 97E/. exercise mercy toNard sinner Nho accept this arrangement.. +ometimes deeply rooted in the heart.Pedro 97. @eho$" abides by his oNn standard of righteousness Nithout de$iation.:/ (s a protection against his heart truning bad. . %he heart needs much discipline and training.Pro$. 4od is to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by @esus #hrist. the (postle Paul says. #hristian s need to ha$e on 0the breastplate of righteousness1 .@er. I Pro$.1 . as expressed in his Nords and Nays. or throughfully contemplates possible future e$ents.C7C/. 97.@ohn =7CE? Rom. and of course 0bad1 .=7A/. 21 .@er. -is specific commands may $ary from one time to another and from one person to another. NicOed or e$il1. utterly futile things. -e is therefore the Righteous 5ne. 3n order to meditate properly. :7C9? Efesios >7. that the man of 4od may be fully competent.:/? in administrating and executing judment and justice . and as a result. so to speaO. 0E$il1 .9/.C. 0NicOed1 . Nithout a legal basis. E7. C:7 . for repro$ing.4od.(cts .<7C=H9. -e must continually 0maOe his mind o$er1 so that e$ery facet if his life is in accord Nith 4odQs righteousness .=? Eze. ( person needs to Oeep seeOing the Singdom? he must desire that go$ernment and be loyal to it. remain e$er constant and hence pro$ide a perfect standard 0rocOHliOe1 in firmness and stability. Medi#a#ion4 :ron) ! %he inner man should not be Naste time meditating in 0Empty %hings1.? C Peter 97. @ust a person may be a sinner I because he fails to meet righteous standards and yet not necessarily be termed or classed as 0$ile. and he Nill create 0neN hea$ens and a neN earth1. %he righteous one. for setting things straigh./. C7C.A7E/. the ansNers gi$en Nill be from the heart and Nill not be something to regret later on.GarO C7..Gic. (s Pro$. but things that are de$oid in all good..Psalm =. %herefore. #onse uently he could not forgi$e the sins of manOind Nithout satisfying justice I in effect./. safeguard your heart.>7. #onse uently. alone Nith his throughts. 4od himself is called 0the abiding place of reighteousness1. 0more than all else that is to be guarded. Peter .F? 9FH9C? 4al. 4odQs personal standard. it is clear the imperfect men could ne$er attain true righteousness I Ne can not measure up the righteousness of 4od by our oNn NorOs of selfHrighteousness . on the other hand. . are 0beneficial for teaching. not the things that people ordinarily seeO in life.E? <E7. Ri)h#eous :hile E+ercisin) Merc.A79. is contrasted Nith the 0sinner1 I the uprighteous person . and all these other things Nill be added to you.
Peace Rule ! @esus #hrist is 0the prime of peace1 Nhile on earth he tought us to be peacemaOer all the time. 5n the other hand. free from flaN or dfect. there can be no peace. sal$ation.7 . Rom . Nutout limitation.A/.Rilp.@eNs and nonH @eNs and destroy the Nall in betNeen that fenced them off. ualified to teach. the purpose or end for Nhich it is appointed by its designer or producer or the use to Nhich it is to be put by its recei$er or user.:H. People actually li$e Nith no hope and are Nithout 4od in the Norld. peace is the possession of those Nho are fully mindH master to 4od. Per$ec#ion ! 3n the biblical sense perfection con$eying ideas as bringing to completeness or full measure. Peace4 Acquirin) ! @eho$a is the 4od of peace and the source of peace. e$idently includingrepresentance and acceptance of @esus.9/. @esus said to those hating him7 0Phy are you reasoning theses things in your hearts . #onse uently. Pithout rightenous. because his Oingdom Nill pre$ail in e$ery region that mens security for e$eryone. ha$ing attained the appropiate or appointed end. %hose Nho desire to seeO and pursue peace must there 0turn aNay from Nhat is bad. to an infinite degree. +erious transgressions put a strain on a personQs relationship Nith 4od and cause the indi$idual to be disturbed. =7. a thing is 0perfect1 according to. 'ecause of this @esus could say of his father 0)obady is good. (ll men are sinners. lo$e his laN. Peace also means the ideas of NellHbeing. that is. refined.< compare Rom.points out7 0dEspoiling is Nhat their heart Oeeps meditating. 4od 22 . that is Nhy the NicOed one cannot ha$e peace. Peace ! Refers in the biblical sense to the state of being free from Nar or disturbance. (nd he came and declared the good neNs of peace to you. :7>. #hristian are counseled to pursue peace and to do their utmost to be found at peace Nith 4od. seeing that they ha$e been caught ali$e by him for the Nill of that one. Ne need to accept @esusQ death as a ransom sacrifice cared for this needs. frienship.Impor#ance o$ Correc# Eie7poin# ! Ror correct 'ible understanding. 3t is necessary to be 0peaceble1 that is to be peacemaOers. Pe ha$e to be ha$e oursel$es folloNing PaulQs counselling 0( sal$e of the &ord des not need to fight. that he might create the tNo people in union Nith himself into one neN man and maOe peace? and that he might fully reconcile both people in one body to 4od through the torture staOe. %he $ery meaning of perfection re uires that there be someone Nho decides Nhen completion has been reach. soundness. adult.C. and concord in addition to the absent of conflict. 4od1 . -oNe$er by means of #hrist @esus people are gi$en the opportunity to come into a peaceful relationship Nith 4od 0upon earth peace among the men of goodNill I &uOe C7. Nords. and trouble is Nhat their oNn lips Oeep speaOaing1 I Pro$. Perfection in this absolute sense distinguishes only the #reator. Oeeping himself restrained under e$il. 3t being a fruit of his spirit. 4od is looOing among men 0friends of peace1 that is persons desiring to be reconciled to 4od. supreme in his superb ualities and poNer. then. Nelfare. %he peace of 4od that is the calmness and tran uility that result from a #hristianQs precious relationship Nith 4od. and entirely of compleness. Ror this reason treu peace can be had only by those Nho are at peace Nith 4od. Nhat the standards of excellence are. is relati$e not absolute that is. C7. ecept one.:. and heed his commandments.F. %his ser$ed a patter of Nhat Nould taOe peace under his rule. and do Nhat is good. in order to enjoy peace Nith 4od. but needs to be gentle toNard all. purpose or goal. guards his heart and mental poNer from becoming ansious about his needs. because he had Oilled off the enmity by means of himself. and they may come bacO to their proper sense out from the snare of the De$il.. safety. . C:7C. the laN of commandments cinsisting in decrees... mor mature. Per$ec#ion. ( #hristian has the assurance that 4od pro$ide fors his ser$ants and ansNer their prayers this puts his heart and mind at rest . or in relation to. the inner man.GarO . and laN are perfect.F7. the apostle Paul says7 0%hey became emptyH headed in their reasoning and their unintelligent heart became darOened1 +uch meditation pro$es fatal to those indulging in it. instructing Nith mildness those not fa$orably disposed? as perhaps 4od may gi$e them repentance leading to an accurate OnoNledge of truth. 5f all Nho Nould 0suppress the truth in an unrighteous Nay1. (ll of 4odQs Nays.GarO C7</. he Nho made the tNo parties one . I C %im C7C:HC>.</. Northy of all praise. the father by one spirit Efesios C7. %he majority of people fail to discern 0the things ha$ing to do Nith oeace1.<. @eho$a is incomparable in his excellence. %im. mist not maOe the common error of thinOing that e$erything called 0perfect1 is so in an abslute sense. (s Paul Nrote 0@esus is our peace Nith 4od. going out of their Nays to establish and to maintains peace . Per$ec#ion4 O#her Rela#i0e ! Perfection of any other person or thing.? #ol. Nhat re uirements are to be satisfied and Nhat details are essential. as the Gessiah e$en today. 3t con$eys the idea pf health.7 CFHC9. 'y means of his flesh he abolished the enmity. and later the helper the holy spirit. being full groNn.
hoNe$er. .FH. limited to the human sphere. and hea$enly father. Nithin the limit possible for us to attain.C %im.>/.@ohn . issue Nas in$ol$e. substituting a personal concept tha goes contrary to fact. in specific cases. +ince 4od the @udge 23 .A7. +ome critical persons may insist that. 4od created as to alloN our mind and heart to feed on Nrong thoughts. including the teaching of 4odQs +on.=H.7 C:. and the attaining of sal$ation to life are dependent primeraly upon the indi$idualsQ heart . 4odQs intelligent creatures are granted free moral agency. e$en if our present copies and translations are not absolutely flaNless. refine. 97 .A/. A7 A.F/. . according to his commands. perfect.the #reator is the final arbiter of perfection. our inclination to commit error and Nrongs. and for Nhat Nas right. %hus not all Nrong actions can be excused by human imperfection and indi$idualQs Nill and choise are deciding factors. creator. so that. phylosophie. . the NeaOness of the flesh. %he 'ible is uni ue in its abilities to 0discern thoughts and intentions of the heart . these $ariations are admittedly $ery minor. Nrong desires.97 . some imperfect creature do taOe a right course on moral issues in$ol$ing obidience to 4od. Gome of these.3saias ==7 <H. :7:. this Nould lead to entertaining.C. appoint for it.7 CCHC=? Pro$.C=. :7C9. one re uiring greter effort and concetration? they may find much try do not understand. $irtuallu mechanical obidience by Norship and ser$ice that spang from hearts and minds moti$ated by genuine lo$e . 3ndi$iduals may find the 'ible a more difficult booO to read than many.@ohn :7C9. and reasoning of human detractors I . %hus.. the exercize of his oNn free Nill and choise as moti$ated lo$e for his 4od. detract from the perfection of the +acred +rcptures for the real gauge of its oerfection is its measuring uo to the standard of excellence set by @eho$a 4od. Des.C7C. Exposing the falsety of such an attitude.Gat. to be to be inconsistencies. %he indi$iduals may feel that certain details and explanitions should be in the 'ible. is to effect that the gaining of understanding of 4odQs purpose. the doing of his Nill. and he assures that his Nord Nill 0ha$e certain success1 in the fulfillment of his purpose.7C=HCA? . 4odQs re uirements through human history ha$e shoNed into account our status of imperfection and disbility. and finally bring sin and death I Gat. so that our de$otion to 4od could be subject to test.. because to do thus came to be the Nay appro$ed by him . :7. not an automatic./ Per$ec#ion and 8ree :ill ! E$erything begins Nith the incompatible Nith perfection to ignore the meaning of the term. . %he things relating to 4odQs Nord and Nay to the NordlyHNise deem 0foolish1 or NeaO are pro$ed by time and test to be of superior Nisdom and strength compared to the theories. in this sense it is 4odQs perfect instrument for manOind. Det he should realize that if the 'ible conformed to human standards or riteria. pure. and true . re$ealing Nhy. as Nell as its being free from falsehood . 4od ga$e appro$al or disappro$al or Nhy he tooO a particular course of action? the indi$idual also feel that other details found in the 'ible are superflous. 3n the same Nay.C:/ 3f Ne ha$e lacO of ability to choose in this $ery important matter.F7. %he 'ibles is con$inging proof of its uelities as an ideal instrument of 4od to accomplish purpose. 3t is clear from the +criptures that 4od has not made OnoNledge of imself to be ac uire Nithout efforts Gat. the di$ine message con$eyed is. . 3t is also e$ident that 4od has caused his purposes to be re$ealed to umbles one and hidden from haughty one. #or. to be perect. Pro$. this Nould not pro$e it di$inely perfect. Rom. C7 >H. as its true author. #or. Ne Nould not ha$e met 4odQs re uirements? Ne Nould not ha$e been complete.=? . according to their standards. should Ne not also logically argue tha an imperfect creature Nould not taOe a 0right course Nhere such moral issue Nas in$ol$ed.9/. e$en to suffer persecution rather than change from such a course? Nhile at the same time others deli$erately engage in doing Nhat OnoNn is Nrong. our de$otion is completed sound satisfying the di$ine re uirements in our case. 3f you stand in a Nrong fact that a perfect man could not taOe a Nrong course Nhere a moral. . ne$ertheless. 3t becomes e$ident that ourQs indi$idual Nill and choise are determining factors. the 'ible should be free of e$en superficial differences or Nhat appear. %hrough thousand of years of copying ha$e e$idently brought some $ariations from the original Nriting.-eb.A/.=7<? &uOe < 7 =H.<. it Nas not human perfection alone that Nould guarantee right action by the first man but rather. %he perfection as it relates to human is a realti$e perfection.Gat.=? Rom. Ne are able to manifest 0a complete heart1 toNard our creator. . @eho$a declares the superiority of his thoughts and Nays to those of human. Per$ec#ion4 "he Cible ! %he +acred +criptures constitute a perfect message from 4od. the pri$ilege and responsibility of maOing a personal decision as to the course they Nill taOe . in accord Nith its oNn righteous purpose and interests.. the standardHsetter. such as his oNn. its accomplishing the end or purpose that he. Raith remains an essential re uirement for the understanding and appreciation of 4odQs perfect Pord. %he Nhole tenor of the +criptures.
97. but also moral or intellectual goals or marOs. not feeling condemmed in our heart as a hypocritical or disappro$ed condition. %he NicOed system under the control of +atan Nill be destroyed . Nho thereby pro$ed to be the leader. has to be 0made Perfect1 for such position..:=/. the legal means for forgi$ing sin and remo$ing imperfection . %he re uirements called for his becoming 0liOe his brothers1 in all respects1. enduring suffering. trying by all means to be in union Nith 4od. Pe can get this through de$eloping true lo$e.F/. Doing this Ne can reach 4odQs lo$e in full expression and approach our hea$enly father in confidence. 97 C:C. ministry. -e continues to be the perfecter of the faith of his folloNers from his hea$enly psosition./. in the general sense sin means missing or failing to reach not merely physical objects or goals. the Gessiah. as person often assume. 4odQs purpose Nas to use his son as his -igh Priest in behalf of manOind. so that Nhat remains meet 4odQs standards of excellence. &ong before the coming of @esus #hrist. -is physical perfection. 3t may be in Nord .7 :? compare also Rom. Peter C7C:/. leading to death. ::.<.F? Psalm 9E7. li$ed many men of faith. he hears us1. Perfect humans Nill thus not be stereotypes of identically personality.@ob C7. and abilities. Pe are going to feel Nithout under rectriction by 4od as to Nhat Ne are pri$ileged to say or to asO for. Ror obedient this means to return to the perfect state enjoyed by man at the biginning of human history in Eden. 97 EH.7>? -eb. as it does. Nas not infinite by Nas Nhithin the human sphere? he experienced human limitation? he became tired. C7 . no human or spVrit creature could rightly find fault Nith our de$otion to him .CH.A? Gat. thus @esus Nould be able to +ympathize Nith our NeaOness.. the plain and the fancy. CF7 C<? . Per$ec#er o$ Our 8ai#h4 "he ! @esus is called 0the #hief (gent .9. C.C7 C. 3n the +criptures both the root -ebreN and 4reeO terms refer mainly to sinning on the part of 4odQs intelligent creature. or in mind or heart attitute . ./ or failing to do Nhat should be done . completely filling the re uirements. 4od pro$ides a ransom. has a strengthned foundation.:. talents.=/.&e$. >7. . CF7CF? C #or. their missing the marO Nith regard to their creator. GanOindQs perfection Nill be relati$e.doing Nrong . the sour and the sNeet.FH. Nays and Nill? any marring oneQs relationship Nith 4od.Gat. hence contrary to 4osQs personality.79FH9=? -eb. E7.ind6s Re#urn ! (ccording to the prayer.E/. standards. send to earth that he might 0bear Nitness to the truth1 and 0by 4odQs undeser$ed Oindness might taste death for e$ery men.9? @as.&uOe . (ll faults and defects Nill be remo$ed from sur$i$ors Nho continue obedient to demostrate faith. also upon earthP. as one Nho has tested in all respects liOe oursel$es.H=. . )e$ertheless.Gat. shoNing. @esus. but Nithout sin . and soundness to aid in the mental and spiritual uplift and health of the people $ieN by the prophetic picture of Re$. change. this planet is due to experience the full force and effect of the execution of 4odQs purposes .#hief&eader/ and Perfector of our faith. by pouring doNn holy spirit on them at Pentecost and by importing re$elation that progressi$ely filled out and de$elopd their faith. so the #hristian in Nhom lo$e is fully de$eloped is sssure that 0no matter Nhat it is that Ne asO according to his Nill. certain relati$e perfection are set forth as attainable by sinful humans. limited to the human sphere. 0let your Nill taOe place as in hea$en. and hungry? he Nas mortal .=7 9A. Pro$. obser$ing the Pord of his son and lo$ing one another. <79= says the one finding godly Nisdom finds life. Per$ec#ion o$ Chris# &esus4 "he ! @esus Nas born as a perfect human I holy.&iOe . his father set. completeness. Perfection does not mean an end to $ariety.7 :H. . hoNe$er. . C. Perfection of the planet Earth is liOe Nise not incompatible Nith $ariety..>? =7 AH.<? C Peter C7 .C.F/. but the 0one missing Nisdom is doing $iolence to hus soul1. (nd Ne are therefore free in our expression and petitions to @eho$a. in deed . of course. the mountains and the $alleys. Sin ! (nything not in harmony Nith. %he 'ible recognize the inherent imperfection of manOind from (dam.Gat. the rough and the smooth.<? :7 . (s a child does not fear to asO his lo$ing parents for anything.-eb. :7 9>H9E? @ohn :7>.Gat.>? Rom . Per$ec#ion on Ear#h4 Man.-eb. pioneer or chief agent of our fait. this faith in this perfect sense 0arri$ed through him.is pleased Nith our Norship.)um. or contrast? it alloNs for the simple and the complex. %hus. one filled out Nith historical facts. Des. :7.Pro$. A7C>/. @esus told his folloNers 0you must accordintly be perfect as you hea$enly father is perfect . but only after his birth. #or. faith in this perfected sense 0arri$ed1 through @esus . 24 .Man6s Place in 5od6s Purpose ! 4odQs asigning NorO to him shoNed that man Nas to 4odQs purpose on earth. lacO of faith in 4od is a major sin. learning obedience under test. (s the apostle said7 man Nas 0created to be both 4odQs image and glory . Sin. :7C? GarO .4al. contains enormous $ariety. the meadoNs and the Noods.7 . and the faith about #hrsit.C=/. and resurrection to hea$enly life. thirsty. %he animal Oingdom Nhich is the product of @eho$aQs perfect acti$ity. death. being brought to the appointed end or goal. =7:</. sinless .:7:/. %his sacred secret Nas finally fully re$ealed in @esus.A/. 5nly then Ne OnoN to obserb 4odQs commendments and Nhat Ne are doing please our father. all prophecies came to fulfillment. %hough a perfect man. distrust of him or lacO of confidence in his ability to perform .
7. shame. . and.Rom.. . instead of reacting in utter disgust and righteous indignation. #or.=. namely. insults our hea$enly father.E/.. anxiety. conducing himself so as to reflect the glory of 4od. . any person that 0maOes sin his business or practice1 re$eals himself to be a 0child1 of the (d$ersary. impure. spiritual offspring reflecting the ualities of his 0father1. 97.C? C97. mars manQs reflection of 4odQs liOeness and glory? it maOes man unholy. in fact. Pe ha$e to be alert in not decei$ed by the Norld.A. PaulQs Nords also point to this conclution Nhen he says that 0just as through the disobidience of the one man . as a result of the recognized laN of heredity. @esus shoNed that only folloNing 4odQs examples in lo$e and on mercy could his disciples pro$e themsel$es sons of their father Nho is in the hea$ens . -ence. not reflecting 4odQs glory.9.:/. fail to act in 4odQs image and liOeness. EH. it Nas of his oNn free choice. has 0ruled as Oing1 o$er manOind. 3n effect. Phen (dam sinned. unclean. +in genenrally causes as to feel guilt. as its progenitor or human life source? his offspring Nould inecapably enherit not merely physical characteristics but also peronality traits. 5nly the truth can liberate us from sin ensla$ement and folloNing 4odQs example on mercy could his disciples pro$e themsel$es sons of their Rather Nho is in the hea$en . thus. ualities of heart .. #or. <7C? . their birth into the (damic line resulting from the fleshly Nill of their parents I @ohn .. ensla$ing them. e$en o$er those Nho nad not sinned after the liOeness of the transgression by (dam . Sin . and then re$ealing the sins that ha$e been born in our heart and mind I Gat. including damage to manQs oNn self.? -eb. Nith death. thus conforming to its Nays and therefore 0missing the marO1. start to conform oursel$es to the Nays.=7. @ohn 97<.. and by being born in (damQs line allHmen ha$e come under 0the laN of sin and of death1 . as a perfect human. that is. be liOe his creator. the apostle goes on to speaO of death as ruling as Oing 0from (dam doNn to Goses.A? A7. +in.Gat.Rom. =7:9H:=? &uOe >7 9CH9>/. (dditionally.@as.E/ exercising faith in that pro$ision aand become reconciled to 4od . %o be otherNise Nould be to contradict and reproach the di$ine parenthood of 4od I Gal.C states that 0through one man sin entered into the Norld and death through sin. =7. in$ol$es a moral failure. a missing of the marO. %he sinning process starts Nith improper desire. liOeNise also through the obedience of the one person . his hea$enly father. %hese statements shoN tha sin is $ieNed not only as the actual commission or mission of certain acts by also as a laN or go$erning priciple or force operating in them. the inborn inclination toNard Nrongdoing that they inherit from (dam.Rom.compare Pro$."he In#roduc#ion ! %o understand this Ne need to read the 'ible Nhere the di$ine messages from 4od illustrate us. our conscience accusing us of Nrongdoing. +ince culti$ation of Nrong desire to the point of fertility procedes the 0birth of sin1 . in all these aspects..C<.Rom. =7. 3t thereby damaged not only our reltion Nith 4od but also our relations Nith the rest of 4odQs creation.@ohn 979>? (cts 97. +inQs 0laN1 contonually NorOs in our fleshly members. . Sin4 E$$ec#s o$ ! it puts the man out of hamony Nith his creator. heart. the apostle @ohn says7 0-e Nho carries on sin originates Nith the De$il. +in therefore. because the De$il has been sinning from the biginning1 I . @eho$a 4od maintained his holiness./.7=. 5ur adamic inheritance has therefore produced 0NeaOness of the flesh1. :E/. including the inclination toNard sin .:.7.=7CC.=7C.CC/.C7 :H>. in effect trying to control our course. to his mind..? >7>.Gat. this sla$ery being one into Nhich they Nere sold by (dam . 3t brough conse uences of enormous e$il upon the human race. standards of conduct.>? Efesios =7. to maOe us 25 . imperfection...7>. man has a builHin lie detector that made impossible his concealing his sinful state from his creator. hence to reflect the ualities of his creator. .C. man should resemble. this de$iation of righteousness and experiencing disaffection toNard 4od can lead us to $ery spiritual dangerous state as @esus #hrist admished Nrong doers registered at @ohn <7 ::.:? @ohn <7 9:/. Neather that Nill is con$eyed in the form of an express commandment or not. standard and Nill of the opposer. tarnished in a spiritual and moral sense. (s a result of the recognized laN of heredity according to Psalm =.#rist/ many Nill constituted righteous . :< . %he 'ible clearly stress 4odQs original pupose that man should be in harmony Nith 4odQs personality. and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned1 %his implies a progressi$e rather than a simultaneous efect on (damQs descendants. because our #reatorQs laN is 0Nritten on manQs heart1? hence a $iolation of that laN noN produced an internal uphea$al Nithin man.=/. he justly imposed the sentence of death on them all7 Rom. =7CA. Nho Nas free from disabilities. =7:9H:=? &uOe >79CH9>/ %his re uires manQs obedience and submision to the di$ine Nill. Nho contradicted our creator. +in. similar to the Nay a human father Nho lo$es his son desires the son to be liOe him as to oulooO on life. . .. and body. =7. Ror all of (damQs descendants to be held accountable as participants in (damQs personal sin Nould re uire some expression of Nill in their parts as to ha$ing him as their family head. insecurity. (s 4odQs earhtly son.7A/. or be liOe.(dam/ many Nere constitued sinners.
.Rom. Pain. @esus. hoNe$er. distorting Nhat is upNright. the 0laN of sin1 Nhich Nars agaisnt righteous tendencies.H9. )e$er may that become soL Really 3 Nould not ha$e come to OoN sin if it has not been for the &aN? and. %he error may be intentional and unintentional .Gat. Nhile their conconsicence is bearing Nitness Nith them and. Nhich spelled out clearly Nhat the full range pf the scope of sin Nas.A/. e$en in the imperfection. out of hamony Nith 4od I Rom A7. and (ging. @ohn =7. Paul states7 0Ror Nhene$er people of the nations that do not ha$e laN do by nature the things of the laN. Doubless because sin causes man to be off balance. @ohn 97:/? also that 0all unrighteousness is sin1 . ne$ertheless. 3ts sacrifices continually ser$ed to remiand those under the laN of their sinful state . 97. Nhich. %hey are the $ery ones Nho demostrates the matter of the laN to be Nritten in their hearts. or mistaOe. pasing all moral sense1 Efesios :7. . the apostle Paul under di$ine inspiration Nrote71 Phen Ne Nere in accord Nith the flesh.. going beyond certain limits or bounderies. 'efore the &aN came.9/. Nhich produces the faculty of conscience.Phil. for example. %he &aN main purpose Nas to establish that all person. +ince laN is basically a 0rule of conduct1. 3t is necessary to recognize hoN 0Oing1 sin may gi$e its orders in different Nays to different persons and at different times. recei$ing an inducement through the commandment. hence are bound to err . 3s the &aN sin.F7.A. Nere sinners in need of redemtion by 4od.C9. Pith the introduction of the &aN. 3t also pointed the 3sraelites to #hrist as the needed Redeemer. Error is contrary to thruth. so that in effect. (s long as sin had not been defined specifically. %his unbalancedHstatus produce confusion and disharmony Nithin man and difficulties in his dealing Nith 4od and Nith the rest of 4odQs creation. then as a laN. a course Nhich only brings forth grosser sin. %he &aN by these means acted as a tutor to lead them to #hrist. NorOed out in me co$etousness of e$ery sort.=/.E. and alienated from the life that belongs to 4oU. for apart from laN sin Nas dead1 I Rom.H:. thec 3sraelites not excepted. especially as in 26 . C7. set o$er against this laN of our moral nature is another inherit laN. a person could not be accused of committing sins that Nere not legally identified as such. has a moral nature. that thet 0might be declared rightteous due to faith1 I 4al 97 CCHC=. although not ha$ing laN. betNeen their oNn thoughts.C/. (t Roman C7.<. the sinful passions that Nere excited by the &aN Nere at NorO in our members that Ne should bring forth fruit to deathUPhat. Phat the &aN does is to maOe us more concious of being sinners.-eb. in that so many acts and e$en attitutes Nere noN identified as sinful . CFHC9? Efesios C7 . 3 Nould not ha$e OnoNn co$etousness if the &aN had not said7 WDou must not co$et1. Sin. either a conscious de$iation from Nhat is right or an unOnoNing. A7=H<. Paul and others of his nations li$ed uncondemmed for sins that Nere not specified. . %he &aN made them more concious of being sinners. sinful men retain a measure of this. hoNe$er. although he shoNed that specific afflictions are not necessarily the result of any specific sinful acts . then. Pith the coming of the Gosaic &aN became the accurate OnoNledge of sin. the error is of far gra$er conse uence if by mistaOe. %he &aN pro$ided tha bais for condemning more people as sinners and on many more legal counts. they are being accused or e$en excused1 Pith the passing of time. it folloNs that these are concomitent of sin.Doin) b. then. 3f intentional."rans)ression4 and 1O0ers#eppin)3 ! +in may taOec the form of a 0transgression1 refers basically to an 0o$erstepping1 tht is. Pro$erb C:7E states that 0%he loose conduct of foolishness is sin1 Sin. too associated illness Nith sin . and those Nillfully sinning per$ert the thruth. +icOness.AH. these people. Pithout the &aN. this moral nature is another inherit laN. =7CE? A?A<? 4al. are laN themsel$es. %hose not submitting to 4osQs Nill ob$iously are not guided by his Nisdom and justice. %hus sin recei$ed an inducement through the &aN and NorOed out sin in Paul and his people. >7. .@ohn E7C. people of nations Nere under groNing sinQs mastery.=. Sin and La7 ! %he apostle @ohn Nrites that e$eryone Nho practices sin is also practicing laNlessness. shall Ne say. it caused trespassing and sin to 0abound1. brings the person in to error and guilt before 4od.=/.H +ince death in human is generally associated Nith desease or the aging process. so that Paul could speaO as NalOing in 0darOness mentally.E? compare Psalm :F7. 3n pointing out that the Gosaic &aN is not the means for human to gain a righteous standing before @eho$a. the man Nould not ha$e OnoNn or discerned the full rane or scope of sin. E7 CH A? @ohn =7=H.C? A7 CC. Na#ure #he "hin)s o$ #he La7 ! +ince man ha$ing been originally made in 4odQs image and liOeness./. 'ut sin.:. and so sin is laNlessness . of course. Paul and his felloN contrymen Nere designated as sinners under condemnation of death..its subjects. maOing sla$es of those Nho do not resist its dominance I Rom..
. 4od correspondingly 0co$ers o$er1.F.:7. is by a$oiding the association Nith Nrong doers. %im.C/ or blunder. #or..1 continuing to NalO in it I .F97C. %hus.breaOing a laN.ness and I)norance ! @eho$a taOes into account the NeaOness of imperfect men descended from (dam.7A? #ol.7. %hough their sins Nere as scarlet. @eho$a $ieNs some sins as more directly against his oNn person. Paul states that e$ery other sin that men may commit is outside his body. %he means by Nhich 4od can thus express his tender mercy and lo$ingHOindness Nhile yet maintaining his perfect justice and righteousness is considered under Ramsom.97. a 0trespass1. either in Nord or their course of action.9/. sins such as idolatry.F? compare Nith &uOe =79C. Sin4 Sin)le4 Eersus Prac#ice o$ Sin ! the apostle @ohn under inspiration also maOes a distinction betNeen a single sin and the practice of sinning as is shoNn by a comaprison of .</. .C #hr.Gat.. >7. the laN or authority of another. . Sins6 Remission ! @eho$a in effect 0credits1 righteneous to the account of those li$ing according to faith. .F7 C>. thus liOened 0trespasses1 and 0sins1 to debts1 . C7.H +ins against humans. Sinner ! +ince 0there is no man that does not sin .F? compare . @ohn 97 E. 0taOing pleasure in righteousness1 are not excused . ! 3n Narning against fornicator..compore Gat.Psalm . and 97 :H <. amounts to rebellion against 4odQs paternal rule and authority. are also sins against the #reator.. %he person maOing false step became an offender or transgressor against 4odQs statues.=7 C>? .9:? .9uman :ea. >79>/. %hose Nho Nillfully reject the OnoNledge and Nisdom 4od offers.</. by passed or passed beyond 4odQs Nords. all of (damQs descendants can be properly be termed 0sinners1 by nature. so that those sincerely seeOing -im can say. -ence. @esus said the @eNs of his day ha 0noExcuse for 0their sin1 because they Nere Nitness of the poNeful Nords and NorOs proceeding from him as the result og 4od +pirit on him . %hus means for us to sa$e oursel$es not bearing any measure if the responsibility for Nahte$er Nrongs such any ones might commit I . . @eho$a 0Nashes aNay1 the stain that maOes them unholy .s spirit thus manifested Nould be 0guilty of e$erlasting sin1."rue <no7lede Crin)s 5rea#er Responsibili#. to Nhom men must maOe an accounting . %hose Nho. %im. designating those Nho practice sin or Nho ha$e a reputation of sining. he Nas e$idently using these terms in a relati$e sense I &uOe . faithlessness. great sinner.Efesios . or 0blots out1 the sins that Nould otherNise be charged agisnt the account of such faithful ones.(cts 97. 97 >. =7CC/.=7 99.=7E. 'ecause e$erythings that exists is his creation.. but there is a certain jealousy that is going to consume those in opposition. hence a false step . 3n so doing. Nillful transgression. Sin. ne$ertheless.7. ! #onsidering @ohn E7 9EH:.>7A.E. Sins A)ains# Men4 5od4 and Chris#. 0-e has not done to us e$en according to our sins? nor according to our erros has he brought upon us Nhat Ne deser$e1. %im =7CF. %im. -e also taOes into account ignorance as a contributory factor in sins . 'ut ins the +criptures 0sinners1 usually applies in a more specific Nay."respass ! 3t means 0a fall beside1.FH. Sin. then.:? . . but he 0does not carry on son. %hus. . Psalm 9C7.. . disrespect for sacred things. 0Nipes out1. 9..C7:A.Rom. Sinnin) A)ains# One6s O7n Cod.A/.(cts CC7>/.</.. @ohn C7.HC=? &uOe . %imothy Nas rned by apostle Paul against being 0a sharer in the sin of others . Nillfully and OnoNingly blasphemed 4od. >7 =HE? -eb.@ohn . but he that practice fornication is sinning against his oNn 27 .. Nith no forgi$eness possible .C7EH . Nhen @esus #hrist said 0there Nill be more joy in hea$en o$er one sinner that repents tha o$er ninetyHnine righteous ones Nho ha$e no need of repentance1.Rom. +ince sin is an affront to 4odQs oNn peson. @esus #hrist. his indignation and Nrath are understandably increased .Rom. and all forms al false Norship. %ransgression could end in 0re$olt1 Nhich as turning aNay from.C7 9.7. ( good Nay to be aparted from doers of practicing sin.7:/. . there is no longer any sacrifice for sin left.C? Pro$.7CCH99 they 0shut their eyes to the light and forget their earlier cleansing from sins I C Peter . (damQs sin in eating the borbidden frruit Nas a 0transgression1 in that he o$ertepped 4odQs &aN? 3t Nas a 0trespass1 in that he fell or made a false step instead of standing or NalOing upright in harmony Nith 4odQs righteous re uirements and in support of -is authority. -ebreos . to maintained outside the symbolic city 0'abylon the 4reatW.CA states that if Ne practice sin Nillfully after ha$ing recei$ed the accurate OnoNledge of the truth. . %he +crptures shoN the Nonderful mercy and lo$ing Oindness that 4od has displayed in his patient dealing Nith men of flesh .C? Ephs. therefore not 0recei$e part of its plagues1.=7CCHC:? &uOe :7.<7C.7. +imilarly. 3t also can mean a 0stepping aside1. the faithful #hristian may at some time lapse or fall into sin because of NeaOness or being mislead. Sin.:</..9? compare &uOe .C %hesal.E.</ . %he +criptures also shoN that 4od $ieNs manOindQs Nrondoing as $arying in degrees of gra$ity7 4roos sinner..9C? GarO 97C<H9F? @ohn . or rejection of.C/. he is not indifferent to it? as its gra$ity increases.
%ito7 .Gat. oneQs being blameless and faultless. a person OnoNs the inescability of the rule that 0Nhae$er a man is soNing.4al. :7A.Psalm 9<7 9H>. toNard that Nhich is genuinely holy and righteous... spiritual health . and ser$ice to 4od. the loss of peace of mind and heart. %he prime example of 4odly de$otion is @esus #hirst. becouse Paul Narned about ungodly one Nho proffessed de$otion de$otion to 4od.:7 9F. >7.7 =. A7C>/.</.79/ +ince 4odly de$otion is toNard 4od personality.=7 99. one can resist the call of sin to share its temporary enjoyment .</. +ince no other sin can thus separate of the body of the #hristian from union Nith #hrist and maOe it 0one1 Nith another.97 <H. -e must recognize that 4odQs Pord is his expression of the Nay of 4odly de$otion and so he must conform to its precepts . guidless. . >7. +uch a person I the inner man I Nill reflect more and more the fine ualities of 4od .>? 9 . until the end of his earthly course. . In#e)ri#. Nith loyalty to his uni$ersal so$ereighty.H>/ and producing the righteous fruitage of 4odQs spirit in place of the NicOed fruitage of the sinful falesh . +ince 04od is not one to be mocOed1..>/. Nhich is laNlessness.. +atan.X C:HC>/. +atanQs rebellion. he becomes 0mentally disead1. C7. -a$ing faith in 4odQs sure reNard for rightenousness ./. >7A. Norship. 3t is the Nise course to a$oid assication Nith those practicing false Norship and inmorally inclined persons. 3t also hold promise of the life that 0is to come1 .-eb. desisting from sin . #or. for these entrap one in sin and spoil useful habits IPro$. %here are persons using godness for materialistic or sensual gain. happiness. A7C>? . . but in joyful uinion Nith him and sin son. folloNing the guiding rule to lo$e 4od and your neighbor. @esus Nas 0loyal. De0o#ion is a Sacred Secre# ! re$erence. )o unrighteousness could be found in him.. . sining . +uch are open the guidance of 4odQs holy spirit and can 0li$e as to the spirit from the standand point of 4od1. it is also necessary to add to our endurance godly de$otion.=.7 . to accuse hem before 4od. . or objecti$e./. De0o#ion and i#6s Po7er ! ( person proffesing godly de$otion must recognize its poNer to change his personality and must be true and genuine in folloNing godlines . . 5odl. hypocritically haing a form of 4odly De$otion but pro$ing dalse to its poNer .FH. %he coming of 4odQs son to earth and his integrityHOeeping course ga$e the ansNer. 97.@ohn . shunning empty speeches that $iolate Nhat is holy and practice are sorts of NicOedness. 5odl.. =7 . CC79AH:F. 5odl.H=/. %im.? Efesios :7CFH C:/.7:/ &o$e of 4od and of neighbor is a principal means for a$oiding sin. %heir hypocrisy is re$ealed in their practice of acts of loose conduct. $isibly initianed in Eden. Peter : 7.9:. Rornication can also result in incurable damage Nith deadlyl deceases to the fornicatorQs oNn body Sin mus# be a0oid ! %hose Nho pursue righteousness by faith can a$oid carrying the 0hea$y load1 that sin brings.C #or. %he person Nho mo$es hastily Nithout first seeOing OnoNledge as to his path Nill 0miss the marO1. -e said.body . his Nord and spirit Nill bring one to OoNn @eho$a personality.E? Ecl. satisfaction.>7 99? . Rom. it is necessary to use his ample latitude to display his indi$iudal personality and preferences.C %im.. the NeaOness of spiritual sicOness . and a purspose of li$ing.. for lo$e is an outstanding uality of 4od? he made lo$e the fundation of his &aN to 3srael . 'iblical usage and examples emphasize unbreaOable de$otion to @eho$a 4od and to his expressed Nill and purpose as the course of $ital importance.E7C/. separated from the sinner . %im. %hough they cannot be alienated from 4od.CHCC. (nd he has no hold on me .</ +o. . produce an issue of uni$ersla importance I that of the righteousness of 4odQs se$erignty o$er all his creatures. >7 . undefiled. re$ealing the solution to the +acred +ecret. De0o#ion6s "rainin)4 7i#h Con#en#men#4 is Essen#ial ! 3t is necessary strenous training on the part of the #hristian in order to achie$e full godly de$otion. ! moral soundness. Ne can this gaining freedom from siQs mastery I Rom. he is the perfect example of conduct manifesting godly de$otion in the fleash can maintains such de$otion. Nho continues in godly de$otion along Nith selfHsuffering. this e$idently Nhy all other sins are here $ieNed as 0outside oneQs body1. #or. this he Nill also reap1 and he is protected against the deceitfulness of sin . %he fornicator Nrongly and sinfully become one flesh Nith another. accoridng C Peter . )o flaN could be found in his integrity.Efesios =7 . 03t holds promise of the life noN1.@ohn <7:>/.<7:.7. his right to re uire full obedicne of them.-eb. . Des. ( personQs aim. in training himself is not achie$e selfish materialistic gain.-eb.. Gan needs to use his intelligence in beha$ing himself in a Norld full of sinner and NicOed influence of the Rather of &ies.4al. >. 3f anyone Nho professes to ser$e 4od rules on his oNn ideas istead of adhering to the 'ible and if his teaching does not 0accord Nith 4odly De$otion1? this failing to reflect the techerQs de$otion to 4od. completeness.Pro$. %he 'ible use of the expression 0godly de$otion1 refers to de$otion Nith loyalty to @eho$a 4od personally.C? C Pedro .. intimately and to become more liOe him I to be an imitador or copier of him . 28 .. before his death7 03 ha$e con uered the Norld1 laso 0the ruler of the Norld is coming.</. namely. -e could rightly said to his enemies Pho of you con$icts me of sin. 'ut there is gain to the one Nho is content Nith his lot. Nho is often a harlot.>HC>/.
also stressed a completeness of oneQs de$otion to righteousness.Pro$. Lo.al#. 3ntegrity is most e$ident Nhen the indi$idualQs de$otion is understand and the person is pressured to abandon his righteous course. 'ecause @eho$aQs loyalty to righteousness and justice. 4odQs promise is that he Nill be a 0shield1 and 0stronghold. it is e$ident that their integrity does not mean perfection of action or of speech. rahter. C<7.>7=. the +criptures shoNs it means Nholeness or completeness of heart de$otion. CC7 9>H9</. Rather. %hough -e is loyal to his co$enants and those Nho are loyal to him can rely fully on him.7=? C<7.F/. I @ob C79. but only through deep. it could not be settled merely by the exercise of poNer.:. and they can rest in full security.</.Gat. re$erence? being de$out. the loyal one. but the best Nay to determine the fullmeaning of the 'ible terms for loyalty is to examine their usage in the 'ible.Pro$. Sacre# Secre# ! +omething that originate Nith 4od. +atanQs challenging statement is @obQs case shoNed he held the position that all persons could drNan aNay from 4odQs side.. @eho$a re uires loyalty from his ser$ants they must copy him . for all hearts @eho$a is searching.H 9/.H @esus Nhen on earth Nas greatly strenghthened in the OnoNledge that 4od had cause to be foretold of him that. @esusQs teaching emphasized purity of heart.C +am. o$ &eho0a ! -e is the most holy one. as by 4odQs inmediately crushing +atan and the human pair our of existance. not by the indi$idualQs personal moral strengh. %he apostle Paul tells #hristians that they should put on the neN personality Nhich Nas created according to 4odQs Nill in true righteousness and loyalty . promts him to taOe needed judicial action. %he integrity Oeeper. and he Nill not lea$e his loyal ones to time indefinite they Nill certainly be guarded I Psalm 9A7 CA.C9? &uOe . as 4odQs chief loyal one 0his soul Nould not be left in sheol1. 3n the +criptures @eho$a 4od assures that he is aNare of the life of the faultless person and guarantees that such a personQs inheritance Nill continue. loyalty is an essential uality if a men is to ualify for special ser$ices in the congregation of 4od. and he Nill continue into the possesion of good . soul. is Nithheld until his oNn time and is re$ealed only to those to Nhom he chooses to maOe it OnoNn. singleness of outlooO and intent./. 'ecause hour constant concern for gaining 4odQs appro$al brings stability to our li$es. freedom from hypocricy I all these being ualities that characterized integrity .al#. -is injunction that 0Dou must accordingly be perfect. . %his is the though of holiness.. ha$e been alloNed to continue so long.Gat.FHCE/. OnoNning that he Nill remember them no matter Nhat situation arises. %his fact is an aid in understanding Nhy NicOedness and its author.<. C7 >H<? . mind. %herefore. in prayer.>H. and strengh . that none ser$ed out of a purily unselflish moti$e. no matter Nhat the cost. guiding the Nay of those NalOing in integrity .E7 . 3t in$ol$es a right relationship Nith 4od.. @eho$a is a lo$er of justice. ! 3t is Oindness that lo$ingly attaches itself to an object until its purpose in connection Nith object is realized. +ummarizing. CC7C>/. @esusQs &oyalty. Nho is de$oted to righteousness and Nho exercises unbreaOable lo$ingHOindness toNard those Nho ser$e him. his future Nill be peaceful. a person must 0hold fast his integrity as did @ob. speaOing the truth in his heart Nith a delighful soul. +uch an integrityHOeeping course is possible. . as your hea$enly Rather is perfect . .Efesisos :F7C:/. 3n tegrity is embarced in the commandment @esus sinle out as the greatest of all I lo$ing @eho$a 4od Nith oneQs Nhole heart. >7. %hus humans ha$e the remarOable pri$ilege of contributing to the $endication and santification of 4odQs name.7 9:H9>/. =7:</. searching to OnoN @eho$aQs Nill . asOed for 4odQs help and said7 0Pith someone loyal you Nill act in loyalty? Nith the fualtless. Lo.>.=7 9. Nas a moral issue. are righteous. because you ha$e rendered these decisions I Re$. +atan.@ob E7CFHCC? Pro$. mighty one you Nill deal faultlessly . faith and trust in @eho$a 4od and his sa$ing poNer. . Da$id.C<.Efesios =7.Psaml . Peather is sicOness or in distressful ad$ersity. Please Re$. as Nell as his lo$e for his people. 3t includes the though of de$otion and faithfulness. the 5ne Nho is and Nho Nas. +ince all men are imperfected and unable to measure up perfectly to 4odQs standards. enable us to folloN a straight course to our goal . -e guards their Nay.H. Des those Nho are loyal to him can rely fully on him. in order to pro$e to be complete Nith 4od. @esus #hrist ga$e the first example of integrity and supreme trust in his hea$enly RatherQs strengh and care. pious? the careful obser$ance of all duties toNard 4od.mat. 3t in$ol$es a right relationship Nith 4od. %hose Nho are loyal to @eho$a can count on his closeness and his help to the $ery end of their faithful course. NalOing in a faultless Nay. an angel Nas mo$ed to say7 0Dou. and e$ery inclination of the thoughts. CC. righteousness. being outside the range of unassisted natural 29 . according to the integrity of our hearts.. their li$es or souls.+ince the issue Nas not noe of superiority of poNer but. 3ntegrity is therefore not restricted to anyone aspect of human conduct? it does not apply just to matters ob$iously religious for 4odQs ser$ants is a Nay of li$e in Nhich the indi$iudal 0NalOs1 constantly. under all conditions and at all times.
constrast C %im.=/.. Nas preached about nations. C7. can be made OnoNn only bu di$ine re$elation. re$lealed through 4odQs spirit to his #hristian ser$ants.>.that you may OoN hoN you ought to conduct yourself in 4odQs household. 9C. %hen the OnoNledge of the mistoery of the 0seed of the Noman began to be understood. and is made OnoNn in a manner and at a time appointed by 4od.. -ence. %rue #hristinas exercised the greates $igor in telling this good neNs containing the understnading of the sacred secret to 0all creation that is under hea$en . do all things for 4odQs glory I . the Gessianic Singdom of 4od the things in the hea$ens 0to Nhich Paul refers.9? &uOe <7. . not be Oept secret fore$er. 97=/.. #or. on the mysteries1 secret to +atan and those he has blinded . :orship ! %he rendering of re$erent honor or homage.. in connection Nith 0the sacred secret of the good neNs1. H GarO :7. #or. . %his is re$ealed. by the 'ible use of terms such as 0preached1.F. are therefore things. C7C? Re$. appeared to angels.F/. Nas rece$ied up in glory . Gat.F/. but to gi$e it the Nidest possible proclamation and publication. Sacred Secre# o$ 5odl. Nas belie$ed upon in the Norld. #or.97. %here he speaOs of the 0scared secret1 of 4od as 0hidden Nisdom1. namely. 0manifested1. and to those only Nho are illuminated by -is +pirit. W. (ll 0the sacred secrets1 of 4od ha$e to do Nith his Gessianic Singdom .=? . 3t Nas not until #hrist came and 0shed light upon life and icorruption through the good neNs 0that this Nas made clear . a pillar and support of the truth. but to be re$lea$ed by @eho$aQs 4od in his oNn time to those Nho looO for him and to Nhom he chooses to re$eal them..apprehension. as thruth re$ealed. 9. upon the bloNing of Nhich the announcement is made in hea$en7 0%he Oingdom of the Norld did become the Singdom of our &ord and his #hrist. . but it Nas not clearly understood just Nho the 0seed1 Nould be and just hoN 0this seed1 Nould come and bring deli$erance.=.E7. of true godly de$otion. %he +acred +ecret1 comes to finish. the things in the hea$ens and the things on the earth. @ohn C7 CA/. . though looOing.>? >7. %he apostle Paul Nrote to the #orinthians7 0Peather you are eating or drinOing or doing anything else. the Sing . C7 >H.C %im. and 01it is in him that all the fullness of the di$ine uality dNells bodily I #ol.7. 4odQs secret is good neNs and it is not a lie or manHmade deception .C? Gat. De0o#ion ! Paul Nrote to %imothy7 3 am Nriting your these things.. in union Nith Nhom Ne Nere also assigned as heirs. C7 C. in that Ne Nere. and the congregation had not only the form but also the poNer of such godly de$otion. Sacred Secre# !"he Messianic <in)dom ! Paul ga$e a full $ieN of the re$elation of the sacred secret of the #hrist. %rue Norship of the #reator embraces e$ry respect of an indi$idualQs life. C9? :7 9.H. and says7 03t is according to his good pleasure Nhich he purposed in himself for an administration at the full limit of the appointed times.7. %he apostle Paul Nrites to felloN #hristians 0carefully concealed in him are all the treasure of Nisdom and OnoNledge1. ::? #ol. and. %he sacred secrets of 4od and other 0misteries1 of the 'ible. in order that.. 0made OnoNn1. and he Nill rule as Sing fore$er and e$er . Ror centuries men of faith looOed forNard to the 0seed1 of promise to deli$er manOind from sin and death. though hearing.>/. Sacred Secre# 1Cen#ers Around Chris#3 ! +ince 0the bearing Nitness to @esus is Nhat inspires prophesying1 0the sacred secret of 4od1 must center around #hirst.#ol. #hrist Ys course of godly de$otion benefit manOind and $indicate and exalts @eho$aQs name. and laso 0declaring1. foreordained according to the purpose of him Nho operates all things according to the Nay his Nill counsels. in him. Des.. because the sensibility of their hearts that 4od does open up the them this understanding. such as that 'abylon %he 4reat. E. are the prospecti$e heirs of tha hea$enly Oingdom Nith #hrist 0%he things on the earth1 Nill be its earthly subjects. they may looO and yet not see. and it OneN accuretely the mystery. %his 0sacred secret1 in$ol$es a go$ernment.. it could be the 0pillar and support of the truth1 in the mids of a Norld of error and false religion.Re$.7 EH. %he apostle Paul discusses this aspect of matters at . nor e$er turn bacO and forgi$eness be gi$ne them1 I GrO :7. or 0the sacred secret1.F79.? Efesios >7.. Nas declared righteous in spirit. and those Nho chosen to understand the sacred secret of 4od are bound not to Oeep it secret. to gather all things together again in the #hrist./. 30 .:/.@ohm <79. 3t is something that the spirit of the Norld or the human Nisdom of physical men cannot fathom but that is spoOen and understood by those 0combining spiritual matters Nith spiritual Nords1.. U.C #or.E? #ol. Paul explains that this sacret secret is hidden Nisdom foreordained by 4od began Nith @eho$aQs oNn prophecy at 4enesis 97.. @esus #hrist earlier pointed out to his diciples7 0%o you the sacred secret of the Oingdom of 4od has been gi$en bu to those outside all things occur . Nhich is the congregation of the li$ing 4od. he speaOs of 4odQs maOing OnoNn 0the sacred secret1 of his Nill.7. as noted in the foregoing. they may hear and yet not get the sense of it. 0speaOing.97 . %im. :7:/ %he uestion concering Nho Nould be 0the seed of the Nomen1 that Nill bruise the serpentQs head this Nould be fully re$leal Nhen #hrist 0Nas made manifest in flesh. . 97. . .. . %his congregation of the li$ing 4odQs had the truth. (t Ephesians .
A7C.. @eho$a is identidied as the principal +a$ior. indeed.Psalm .3n the paast. Norshiping or ser$ing the De$il I Re$. -a$ing become ac uainted Nith 4od through the 'ible and e$idence of the operation of 4odQs spirit in his life. @eho$aQs pro$ision for sal$ation. %he great teacher. 31 . the our is coming. e$en though he performs the sal$ation as the agent of @eho$a . %hus. for an indi$idual to engage in any ritual or act of de$otion toNard any other gods signified his abandoning true Norship. %herefore. .<7 C. (ccordingtly. his Norship is in agreement Nith the true. Norship. had only 0a shadoN of the good things to come.cleared up our mind on this issue Nhen he refused to render an act of obeisance to the De$il Nhen he offered @esus all the Oingdoms of the Norld and their glory and said7 04o aNay.A? A7 E. %im. @eho$a is also the 0Repurchaser1 . CC7 .H9/. supporting and strengthening him to maintain integrity through his strenous trials I -eb. maintains a Norshipful attitute.? 3sa. .:H.F/. and from destruction and e$eralsting death .@ohn . . +ince true Norshiper has the truth re$ealed by 4od.:7 EH. 5ften his sal$ation Na through men araised up by him as sa$iros . Phen @esus Nas on earth.=7E? GarO A7A/. C7. %he primary emphasis has alNays been on exercising faithHdoing the Nill of @eho$" 4odH and not on ceremony or ritual X Gat. including sacrifice.for all to see/. :/.? @as. %he Nords of @esus clearly shoNed that true Norship Nould not depend upon the presence or use of$isible things and geographic locations. 0( great croNd1 is shoNn at Re$elation A7E. marOed by genuine concern for the poor. . =7A? Psalm C<7<./. regardless of the place or things about him.3sa. @eho$a Nas his +a$ior. said the angel. @ohn :7. E7CA/. <7C/. A7.@udge C7.Gat.>? #ol.:/.F attributing sal$ation to 4od and to the &amb.Re$. for. 0he Nill sa$e his people from their sins1 . . %o a +amaritan Noman #hrist @esus said7 0%he hour is coming Nhen neither in this mountain . means 0@eho$a 3s +al$ation1 for.mat.. #hristians must render 04odHre$ering1 in e$ery co$enient occasion among people through free of speech of his Oingdom Nhich is other Nay to Norship him. Porship is closely associated Nith 4odly De$otion. Phile the judge li$ed.@udge C7. Nas common to boNn doNn Nhen praying or offering sacrifice in old 3srael. 4od is a +pirit and those Norshiping him must Norship Nith spirit and truth1 @ohn :7C./. -e Nas the historical +a$ior and Deli$erer of 3sarael.F7. .=? @er. C7. hoNe$er.F/. :7. time and again . the person Nho Norships Nith spirit and truth definitely YOnoNns Nhat he is NorshipingQ Sa0ior ! 3n order to obtain sal$ation Ne need a 0+a$ior1 to preser$e or deli$ers from danger or destruction.. a priesthood.7:? C Peter .=? @er. -e sa$ed not only the nation but also indi$iduals Nho ser$ed him . 3n deli$ering #hristians from sinQs bondage. %his name points out that @eho$a is the +oruce of sla$ation. the true Norshiper exercises faith and. 3nstead of relying on sight or touch. ./.. .7.)em. . from this Norld under +atanQs control . . not Nith the aid of something that he can see or touch.79. C. Dou Norship Nhat you do not OnoN? Ne Norship Nhat Ne OnoNU)e$ertheless.F/. +al$ation is pro$ided by @eho$a through @esus #hrist for 0all sorts of men1 . :97 .%it.? :=7. :E7C>? >F7. he does the repurchasing through his +on @esus #hrist . :979.Nith Nhich one ser$es/ or on the forehead . accomplished through @esus. gi$en to 4odQs +on by angelic direction.9/.=H.F. Nirshiping the Nild beast means. for the Norshippes are identified as supporters of 0the Nild beast1 and its 0image1 by ha$ing a marO either on the hand .</. the Rather is looOing for suchliOe ones to Norship him.(cts =79. but Nith spirit..:7 </. from 'abylon the 4reat . he ser$ed to Oeep 3srael in the right Nay. and a material sanctuary. %his. :7. obeisance.Re$. Y 3t is @eho$a your 4od you must Norship. (long Nith his role as +a$ior. .H.A7.>/. +ince the De$il gi$es the Nild beast its authority. and it is noN. %hus Norships.7C. these special sa$iors Nere di$inely selected and empoNered to deli$er 3srael from foreign opression . but not the $ery substance of the things1 .9? 97:H>..:7</. Ror this reason Ne find the Rather and the +on spoOen of together in connection Nith sal$ation I %it.HC:.-eb. @esus. in reality. apart from the ungodly Norld.3sa.AHC>.Rom. .A? . +imilarly. During the period of the @udges. %he name @esus.C +am.. 5ther Nay to Norship is through do obeisance indicating oneQs re$erence and gratitute to 4od and submission to his Nill.4erizim/ nor in @erusalem Nill you people Nhorship the Rather. Nho is therfore exalted as 0#hief (gent and +a$ior1 . -e sa$es them from sin and death . . Nhen the true Norshipers Nill Norship the Rather Nith spirit and truth. and it is to him alone you must render sacred ser$ideQ1 .=/. .7. and this brought them relief from their enemies .97:. the only +ource of deli$erance .Gat./.>? 97E. @esus #hrist can rightly be called 0our +a$ior1. :orship "ha# Is Accep#able #o 5od ! @eho$a 4od accepts only the Norship of those Nho comport themsel$es in harmony Nith his Nill .F>7<.? &uOe . +atanL Ror it is Nritten. or boNing doNn to the 0Nild beast1 and its 0image1 is linOed Nith ser$ice. @eho$a 4od did outline a certain Nay of approach in Norship. Porship to @eho$" compel us to do his Nill as persons exclusi$ely de$oted to him. :=7.
%hat a person must be cautions about accepting one theopry o$er another is suggeted by the comments of Roy 3. GD Nho said Y3t is not a cause for alarm or e$en surprise that -ayflicOQs paraddigm .the theory that aging is built into the cellQs genetic/ may pro$ed ultimately false. +ome scientifics propose that there is a ginetically determined life span for each cell. of an indi$idual. or to be replaced by a beter but ultimately e uality flase paradigm. &ife7 Phat man needs for life.>. he holds forth the price of e$erlasting life to those Nho exercise faith in his son I@ohn 97. response to external stimuli. incorporeal. but no life as a soul. metabolism.: pag. and some characteristic rate or rhythm of metabolism. Palford. explains that life on earth. -e is 0a sa$ior of this body1. 5theer sicientifics. the life principle opearating in it. %he life of man and animals is dependent both on the lifeHforce started off initially in the first of each Oind and on breath to sustain that life source. the lifeH force still lingers in the cells of the bodyQs tissues until e$entually e$erycell dies completely . #hrist @esus has the authority and poNer 0to sa$e completely those Nho are approaching 4od through him1 . the source of life and by direct action of his son in carrying out that command.>/. %hus under the general ualitiy of persistence amid unceasing metabolism. &ater the physical uni$erse Nas brought into existance. or sytemic death . and also of all Nho exercise faith in him IEphesious =7C9? . to nurse and later to eat. Li$e..@ohn . physical life. -e said also that 0there are hea$enly bodies. they ignore the prime factor re uesite for e$erlasting life. ha$e an organism or body. and another flesh of brids. Jarious other explanation are offered. there is a triad of facts7 . the fountain of life. and another of fish1. %hey o$erlooO the fact that the #reator himself decreed death sentence for the first human pair. Nhy does man groN old and die. including the theory that the brain releases hormones that play a large part in aging and subse uent death. . being merely the life principle. and death of the tissues Isometimes termed biologiccal death I the entire disappearance of the $ital action of the ultimate structural constituents of the body. 5nly life begets life. A7C9HC=? Re$. and that of the earthly body is a different sort I . because @eho$a is the li$ing 4od.Jol.seometimes called clinical death/. @ohn :7. but more important. are transitory. . &ife itself is impersonal. could then be passed on by the procreati$e process to offspring.=/.death of the tissues/. Li$e."ransmission o$ Li$e!8orce. the Pord . implementing the sentence in a Nay that man does not fully understandL similarly. the . Nhich is the abosute cessation of the function of the brain. and he has no beginning or end of existance. and reproduction.A. and as Sing and e$erlasting -igh Priest.>. &ife in the fullest sense. and earthly? but the glory of the hea$enly bodies is one sort..=7 9E. 'iologically science testifies to this fact. Li$e.A)in) and Dea#h ! (ll form of $egetable life. the apostle Paul. Regarding the difference in the flesh of $arious earthly bodies. his onlyHbegotten +on. . is perfect existance Nith the right to it.E7.H9? #ol.&eho0a 5od #he Source ! &efe has alNays existed. %he first of his creations Nas gi$en life. being started into acti$ity by @eho$a Zin the first of each Oind . he says 0not all flesh is the same flesh. .A/. namely.>./ the buildingHup that compensates for the breaOingH doNn of proteins.7. Ror support they point to experiments in Nhich . the congregation of his annointed folloNers. 3n discussing the Oind of body Nith Nhich resurrected persons Nill come bacO. E$erything is true for its oNn time.H Goist scientific in$estigators not only o$erlooO the cause of death in all manOind. :C/ says 0another feature is the chemical indi$iduality e$eryNhere manifest. for each distinct ype of organism seems to ha$e some distinti$e protein of its oNn.7. as applied to intelligent person. under inspiration. +o e$en though somatic death has taOen place. %his is e$ident in their separation of the process of death into tNo classifications7 +omatic. other li$ing angelic sons of 4od Nere created . ( longH standing uestion among scientifics has been. or term of animate existance. 3) mammals. as Nell as animal life. hoNe$er. folloNing conception the mother supplies oxygen and other nourishment until birth. contend that such experiement do not pro$ide insight into Nhole organisms age.H %he lifeHforce in creratures. %hrough this son.E:C edition of the Encyclopidia 'ritnnica . Nhile it is 32 . Jegatation has life. (s to earthly.Or)anism ! (ll things ha$ing life either spiritual or feshly.:? @ohn 97. things possesing life generally ha$e the capabilities of groNth.%he ransom sacrifice is the bais for sal$ation. Nhen the infant begins to breath through its notrils. Li$e ! %he principle of li$e or li$ing? the animate existance.-eb. but there is one of manOind and there is another flesh of cattle. as Nell as of the circulatory and respiratory organs I the body as an organized unit is dead . &ife on earth came to be as the result of a direct command of @eho$a.cells cultured in an artificial en$ironment/ Nere found ro stop di$iding after =F di$isions.first human pair/. . Li$e.@ob 9<7 :HA? #ol. :F. C/ the ocurrence of these proteins in a colloidal state and 9/ their specificity from type to type1. #or.7 .
%o time indefiniti$e . 0Nhose soul is set as guilt offering1. %his hope has encouraged them in maintaining faithfulness. @eho$a has pro$ided the truth. 97.3sa. %his capacity created a need in (dam. #or.7 . they Nill not need to die .1 . %he apostle @ohn called @esus 0%he Nord of life1 and said 0'y means of him Nas life I . Nhen manQs last enemy.7:. 0the Nord of life1 . is brought to nothing there Nill be no sin NorOing in our bodies to bring death. Restarting Nith obedient manOind. Li$e. -e had the ability to understand Nhy he exist and his creatorQs purpose toNard him. death.. and eating.C/ had reasoning poNer? he had attributes liOe those of 4od.C[. -e needed more that literal food? he had to ha$e spiritual sutance? his spirituality had to be exorcised for his mental and physical Nelfare.@ohn >7=9.A79..:HC9/.C? @ohn . and he does not come into judgement but has passed o$er from death to life. not on the things upon the earth1 . #or. -ence he.7. Nas gi$en the capacity for spirituality.(cts :7. %hrough @esus #hirst. and of the 5ne Nhom you sent forth.@ohn =7C:? >7 :F/. Dou ha$e saying of e$erlasting life .@ohn :79:? Gat. %o gert life. according to hius liOeness it means that man. =7C.. Phen man Nas created he Nas made in 4odQs imanage.F /. the indi$idual must Oeep his mind fixed 0on the things abo$e. drinOing.7 .>/. C7. <7. %his Nill taOe place at the end of #hristQs reign. @ohn . @esus shoNed that a person must be conscious of his spiritual need? he must hunger and 33 . -e able to appreciate and Norship his creator. . @esus #hrist repeated this statement and also said 0Gy food is for me to do the Nill of him that sent me and to finish his NorO1 . Nisdom. sense of justice.FFF years long. has re$ealed the Nay of life through his Nord of thruth.. their taOing in OnoNledge of you.A? Philip.7>/ -e is that Oind of 4od? it is one of the ualities for Nhich he deser$es full de$otion from his creatures. being in the condition that (dam and E$e Nere in before they sinned. then regeneration to life comes.Rom. @esus said7 0%his means e$erlasting life. Nith our faith it is possible to please him Nell. :7:/. %he lord @esus #hirst 0shed light upon life and incorruption through the good neNs .Re$. #or. . 0the Nord of life1 . Li$e. Nho ga$e himself 0a ransom in exhange for many1 . people on earth Nill ha$e reached human perfection. the only true 4od.>/. thus gi$ing life to those Nho exercise faith in the offering of his soul and are obedient. o$ Li$e ! @eho$a.=7:=/.Philp. 0Peter said1 &ord.#ol.A7. +ince the promise .E0erlas#in) li$e a re7ard $rom 5od ! 3t is e$ident throughout the 'ible that the hope of ser$ants of @eho$a has been to recei$e e$erlasting life at 4odQs hands. Rrom @esusQs Nords it is e$ident that human efforts to prolong life indefinitely or theories that certain diets or regimens Nill bring life to manOind are futile. CF7 :H.C %im. unliOe the animals. (nd it is not a selfish hope. %o his hearers @esus said7 -e that hears my Nord and belie$es him that sent me has e$erlasting life.79F? . RolloNing the truth Nill lead one to a OnoNledge of 4odQs pro$ision of @esus #hirst. C7. Li$e. 'y the end of the thousand years. they can bring impro$ed health only termporarily. @esus #hirst I @ohn . >>H></. Nhom shall Ne go aNay to. %he only Nay of life is obedience to good neNs. . E7>/ and as the one Nho 0poured out his soul to the $ery death1. -e told his disciples7 03t is the spirit that is lifeHgi$ing? the flesh is of no use at all.@ohn . Re$. (t best. -e as such father is able to regenerate manOind.Re)enera#ion. but specifically to 0manOind1 it gi$es assurance that a neN earthly sociaty of humanOind li$ing under the 0neN hea$en1 Nill experience restoration of mind and body to fullness of health and e$erlasting life as earthly 0children of 4od1 according to genuine purpose of man. such as lo$e. . #onse uently part from @eho$a 4od and his spiritual pro$isions there can be no indefiniti$e continuance of life. 97. %hose Nho thereafter pass the test Nhen +atan is released for a short time from the abyss Nill be able to enjoy that life fore$er. -e is called 0the last (damUa lifeHgi$ing spirit .F/. Li$e.F./. for he that approaches 4od must belie$e that he is and that he becomes the reNarder of those earnestly seeOing him1 . .Gat.=7C9HC>? C #or.C/.=7C>/. different from the 0unreasoning animals1 . and poNer .Ear#hl. (s to li$ing fore$er. CF7C</ only through this means can men be restored to full spirituality as Nell as to physical Nholeness ."he :a.. there is somethiong far more assential for continuance of life. %he saying that 3 ha$e spoOen to you are spirit and life. morning and pain be anymore1 %his promise is gi$en not to spirit creatures.-eb.CPeter C7. Nhich the booO of Re$elation shoNs is .compare #ol..necessar for the human body to be constantly nourished and refreshed by breathing. %he apostle Nrites7 0Goreo$er. %he fountain of life. Prophecy designates him as 0Eternal Rather1 . li$e 7i#hou# corrup#ion ! Paul speaOs of 4odQs son and join heirs Nith #hrist and he says 0the eager expectation of the creation is Naiting for the re$ealing of the sons of 4od1 then he said 0the creation itself also Nill be get free from ensla$ement to corruption and ha$e the glorious freedom of the children of 4od1 .H:/ the time of 0a neN hea$en and a neN earth Nithout death.Pith a $ieN to restoring to manOind perfection of organism and the prospect of eternal life. C.
for a parent or child. houses.=7:.E.=7. includes affection or fondness. Li$e4 "his Presen# ! %he Nise Sing +alomon. Lo0e ! ( feeling of Narm personal attachement or deep affection.7 =F.Rom. %heir names are Nritten both in 0the &ambQs scroll1 and in the other scroll. came to the conclusion7 03 hate life. :79? Re$.=.1"he Lamb6s Scroll3 ! %he scroll of life of the &amb is a separate scroll. C7.@as. . 'ut is not ruled by feeling or 34 . OnoNing that your labor is not in $ain in connection Nith the &ord1 I . in that it Nill supply us Nith that Nhich Ne need . this becoming part of the hea$enly Gessianic Singdom .Gat. #or.Re$.9. #onse uently. the truth from the pure Rountain of &ife. in Nhich is his throne. that strong or passionate affection for a person of the opposi$e sex that constitutes the emotional incenti$e to conjugal union. .Ecl. for their e$entual e$erlasting life. <7CF/.7.. (t the conclusion of his booO +alomon ga$e the exhortation to fear the true 4od and Oeep his commandments. OnoNledge of 4od and the insight and good sense to obey his commands. and those things defile a man1 . %hose enrolled in 0the &ambQs scroll are spoOen of as entering the holy city. . %hey alongside the ri$er floNing out from the templeHpalalce of 4od. Nhich is the Nay of real life . >7. )ot only faith in @esus #hirst and through him call on the name of @eho$a . but distortion in it means a breaOing doNn in the spirit1 .>/. alNays ha$ing plenty to do in the NorO of the &ord.Re$. 'ut by proper use of the tongue to praise 4od and to speaO right things. 97=H. <7>. Li$e4 "rees o$ ! %he +criptures in a figurati$e sense called the Nisdom 0a tree of life to those taOing hold of it 1. Li$e.=7:/ %he calm speech of the Nise person helps and refreshes the spirit of those hearing him.1 that is. the tongue must be controlled. C979=? &uOe .A/. %here is the mentioned of 0trees of life1 in a different context.<? @as. )eN @erusalem. safeguard your heart. 4odQs 0booO of life1 I Philp.A/. .7 . for out of it are the sources of life1 . Li$e. adultery. C. as for a firend. I Rom.E. subject to futility . including those still on earth Nho are in line to recei$e hea$enly life . namely. for it is a Ygood gift and perfect present from abo$eQ . emanate. 97=. Ne must obey 4odQs Pord. .>7CC. . helping them along the Nay of life. C:/. -ere the nations are shoNn as partaOing of the lea$es of the tree healing purposes. pro$iding themsel$es 0faithful e$en to death1 . +ymbolically. as lo$e of righteous. and so forth. +o righteous (belQs is apparently the first name Nritten on the the scroll1 I Re$.:? >97 9? Pro$. for e$erything Nas $anity and a stri$ing after Nind1 . +e$eral referecnes are made to 0the scroll of life1 or to 4odQs booO. +imilarly.F/. C7. 3t contains the names of @eho$aQs ser$ants 0from the founding of the Norld.Pro$. it is not unfeeling. I Pro$. murder. apparently containing only the names of those Nith Nhom the &amb. %his means con uering this Norld through faith.<? .Gat. $ain life that one experiences in li$ing as does the present Norld of manOind.:/.C. %he source of such pro$isions is the royal throne of 4od and of the &amb @esus #hirst. %hese things Nould lead to death . :7C9/.thirst for righteousness . @esus shoNed that it is from the heart that NircOed reasoning. these Nould be curati$e..:? . then. and so forth? Narm fondness or liOing for another? also. because of their faith.Gat. %im. . one continues in the Nay of life I Psalm 9:7.7C? CCHCA/. after trying out e$erything this life has to offer in the Nay of riches. 97. C.F? 97=/.. Nill Oeep the heart from going Nrong and taOing the person out of the Nay of life. the Oindly affection of 4od for his creatures or the re$erent affection due from them to 4od? also. 0Death and life are in the poNer of the tongue. (side from those meaning the +cripture speaO also of lo$e guided by principles.=/. .H9.Sa$e)uard #he hear# ! #hirstQs folloNers are counseled7 0Gore than all else that is to be guarded.9H. he concluded. because the NorO that has been done under the sun Nas calmitous from the standpoint.A7<? Gat. @esus #hrist.:7 . %he picture appears after the scene of the establishing of the neN hea$en and the neN earth and the satatement that 0the tent of 4od is Nith manOind1 . nourishing good ualities in them. lifesustaining pro$ision for manOind. but distortion in the tongue is liOe bad fruit? it brings truble and discouragement. . . =79.=7. .E/. =<. shares his Oingdom rule. gardens.97<? compare Re$. .Rom.=7 . +alomon did not hate life itself. %he reason Nas explained by @esus7 0%he things proceeding out of the mouth come out of the heart. are in line to recei$e the grant of e$erlasint life either in hea$en or on earth.CH.Re$. and forms of enjoyment. 0the calmness of the tongue is a tree of life. %he apostle Paul also spoOed about this present life Nhen he said7 0)oN #hrist has been raised up from the dead.Re$. my belo$ed brothers.Pro$. not only to enjoy our present life but also to recei$e eternal life. 3n safeguarding oneQs life by guarding the heart.C7. 3t e$idently contains the names of all those Nho. at Re$elation CC7. the Norld of redeemable manOind. CC. and he that is lo$ing it Nill eat its fruitage1. 'ecome steadfast. CF.Ecl.F7. damaging those hearing it.CF/4uarding against such heart reasoning by supplying the heart Nith lifeH gi$ing spiritual nourishment. the Oindly affection properly expressed by 4odQs creatures toNard one another. unmo$able. 3n order to Oeep our name in the booO.. +alomon hated the calamitous. 3t may or may not.
4al.9. Paul also Nrites7 0Ror hardly Nill anyone die for a rithgteous man? indeed for the good man.A7=.. &o$ing our enemies.ga. is then clearly understood.peQso/ him1. #or. and Nisdom . C7.a. A7 .C/. someone e$en dares to die.ga. (s the apostle @ohn Nrites7 0(s for us. Nhile lo$e .gaQpe toNard others for Nhom they may feel no afection or fondness. they do feel compassion and sincere concern for such felloN human. =7 A. =7:=/. among them justice. Det. 3t ne$er ignores principles. in the same Nay. #hristians rithly shoN a.@ohn 97./. . as Nell as of angels beholding the face of his Rather.a. -e also has other atrributes. if you lend Nithout interest to those from Nhom you hope to recei$e. Nhile Ne Nere yet sinners.a.gaQpe/ may include affection and fondness is e$ident in many passages. %his facet or expression of lo$e is an unselfish de$otion to righteousness and a sincere concern for the lasting Nelfare of others. 'ut 4od recommends his oNn lo$e to us in that. he said7 0-e that lo$es . &o$e7 E$idence of 4odQs lo$e. Gan is made not just to exisat but to enjoy eating.F/. =7 <H.F/. 35 . 9C7 :? @ob 9>7 CC? Re$. to the limits and in the Nay that tighteous principles alloN and direct. because he first lo$ed us1 ... they lo$e it. #ertainly. a uality the $ery opposite of lo$e. 0hands1. -e is not an abstract uality. -e is.&uOe >7 9CH9:/.Ephes. Ne lo$e.<7 . noN that Ne ha$e become reconciled. %he apostle @ohn says7 0Gen ha$e lo$ed . along Nith an acti$e expression of this for their good.=H. #hrist died for usURor it.ga. because lo$e includes the feeling and expression of Narm personal affection.sentiment. I Rom. Nhich only a person can ha$e. @esus said7 0%he Rather lo$es . Nhile Ne Nere yet sinners. abd hearing him. (pplying this Oind of lo$e.CE.F? @ohn =7.peHtheQsseHtai/ by my father. I @ohn C.ga. -oNe$er. I Gat.E. E$en the sinners do the same. guided by bad principles.C. >7. NorOing Nith him. of Nhat credit is it to you. (t @ohn 979=.a. Ne became reconciled to 4od through the death of his +on.799/. of Nhat credit is it to you. in order that his NorOs may not be repro$ed1.paQte/ those lo$ing you. 0heart1.F7 9C? . @eho$aMs lo$e toNard manOind is that of a father toNard his children . or Nhich can be extended toNard a person.e. Ne shall be sa$ed by his life1 . the most lo$ing thing that a parent can do. though not feeling affection. for their NorOs Nere NicOed. (lso. Nhether or not such lo$e is accompanied by any Narmth or affection. Lo0e. the +ource of lo$e. .@ohn 97 . E$en sinners lend Nithout interest to sinners that they may get bacO as much1 .a. :F? . %his lo$e of the Rather and of the +on is accompanied by tender affection for such lo$ing persons. 'ut 4od has displayed his lo$e e$en more by maOing man in his image and liOeness.Rom. he did for manOind.5od ! 3t is of utmost importance for us to understand that 04od is lo$e1 as @ohn Nrote . no matter Nhat it costs him? his lo$e ranscends anything that Ne can feel or express .gaQpe. %he apostle Paul states7 04od recommends his oNn lo$e .Gat. much more. Ror he that practices $ile things hates the light and does not come to the light.ponQ/ me Nill be lo$ed . to delight in $ieNing the color and beauty of creation to enjoy animals as Nell as the company of his felloN Nomen.(.@ohn . he has the capacity to hate. #hirst died for us1. he spoOe of being Nith his Rather. and if you do good to those doing good to you. poNer. really of Nhat credit is it yo you. %hat Nas the gi$ing of the life of his oNn faithful onlyH begotten +on . Nhen Ne Nere enenmies. Ror example.A. -e is the $ery personification of lo$e Nhich is his dominant uality I -e is not a farHdistance person I -e re$eals himself in the 'ible as a Person and figurati$ely speaOs of his 0eyes1.>/. things impossible Nith a mere abstract uality.A? > 7:>? <7C<.Deu. C7 :HA/? 3sa.H %his e$idence is abundant and ca be seen in the physical creation itself Nith Nhat remarOable care it has been made for the health.E/. and 3 Nill lo$e .F. pleasure.paiQ/ the +on1. and to find pleasure in the countless other delights of li$ing. %he principle upon Nhich such ones operates is7 Do good to me and 3 Nill do good to you. doding so for the Nelfare of those persons . -e spares nothing that is for their good. accordingly. -is greatest manifestation of lo$e. Nith the capacity to lo$e and for spirituality and by re$ealing himself to man through his Pord and his holy spirit I . @esus said7 03f you lo$e . @ohn :7</. ( Nrong Oind of a.gaQpe/ refers to lo$e go$erned by principle. 0soul1 and so forth.a. @ohn :7.gaQpe could be expressed.gaQpen/ to us in that. (t @ohn =7CF. pleasing him.CF/. %his Oind of lo$e . as Nell as one another.a.san/ the darOness rather than the light. 3n this sense one of the synonyms for lo$e is 0de$otion1. and Nelfare of man. Ror human understanding to best form to $isualize the in$isible 4od is through human earthly relating things. perhaps. should be go$ernend by the principle estsblished by 4od and should be excercised in obedience to his commandment. Ror e$en the sinners lo$e those lo$ing them. . @eho$aQs Norshipers must lo$e him and his +on. 4odQs resurrected +on @esus #hrist is not an abstract uality either. ==7<? Rom. 'ecause it is truth or principle that darness helps co$er their NicOed deeds.7 .. @ohn :7. there are good and ban principles.<? .:7 C. -is lo$e of ritheousness re uires his hatred of NicOedness. Goreo$er. .ga.
toNard those to Nhom it is due. Nho prefer his so$ereignty to any other they choose to ser$e under his so$ereignty rather than try to be independent this because of their OnoNledge of him and of his lo$e.C #or. but is often misguided.. Pe shall be subjected oursel$es to the father of our spiritual life. $ulgar. 3t bears all things. the inner man. Peter .:7E/. right. not a merely an outNard expression. Lo0e. perfect. lo$e lo$e can be firm and act in justice in behalf of rightesousness. discourteous. coarse. and hoN he expresses lo$e . 4odly lo$e causes one to do Nhat is good and beneficial for the other person 0lo$e buids up1. lo$e is the most important uality. &o$e7 -oN 4odly &o$e (cts. such as phisical beauty. -e Nill realize that he does is due to the strengh coming from @eho$". it cannot be limited. 'ut if the mind is not e uipped Nith OnoNledge of Nhat true lo$e is and hoN it acts. 3t does not Oeep account of the injury. 5therNise.H 3t is not en$ious of good thiong coming to others.Ephesios =7. abo$e all others. become an imitation of 4od. mind.Lo0e. and #hristians must be indentified by this dominant uality not to a NorO or cause. Part of lo$e is sincerely encourage and build up other persons. justice. -e also told them 03 am gi$ing a neN commandment that you lo$e one another. hopes all things.. lo$e can be expressed in the Nrong direction. Lo0e. no matter Nhat the pro$ocation may be . soul. Gen inherit the ability and capacity to lo$e. #onse uently. such as sexual abuses or shocOing conduct. just as 3 ha$e lo$ed you. @ohn :7A/. 3t does not engage in indecent beha$ior.9E/. CC7 9>H9<? GaerO . but a lo$e that reflect the total inner person.97 :HA. %hen. it Nill become misdirected and e$en lead into the Norship of a creature or thing. %he true lo$e that is a fruit of 4odQs spirit is expansi$e .@ohn . and tNisted his lo$e as it is shoNn through the history. &o$e is a perfect bond of union. his purpose. and though happy Nith the ad$ancement of others and he Nill not boast of Nhat he is going to do. adhering first of all to that Nhich is chaste.C7C. 3t must be shared to be completed among his Nife and be extended to oneQs children. it may be practiced at any time or place. strong. that mens e$ery fiber of oneQs organism and all oneQs strengh and must be put behind that effort. %o maintain integral lo$e it is necessary to protect it against the influence of sentimentalism and family pride Nhich is selfishness. 4odly lo$e cannot exists in the person apart from OnoNledge and ser$ice of 4od or apart from meditation and appreciation. &o$e is )ot @ealous.C? Rom. the source of lo$e .7CC/. as may be the case Nith certain physical or mental abilities.C7 CE. >7 . @esusQs life and death exemplified this neN commandment called for. 4od maOes his rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous. or 36 . or similar inherited ualities. that someone should surrender his soul in behalf of his friends.because a person OnoNs then Nhat is best for his oNn Nelfare and that of others and Nill OnoN hoN to express lo$e in the proper Nay. but rejoices Nith the truth.roughness or harshness on the part of #hristians toNard others Nill not accomplish any good. Lo0e Does no# Cra)4 Does No# 5e# Pu$$ed Up = it does not seeO the applause and admiration of creatures. %herefore @esusQ lo$e is complete. that you also lo$e one another .5od6s so0erei)n#..H &o$e is easy to feel but hard to define. Paul syas to #hirstians7 03t is for discipline you are enduring.H 3t puts up Nith unfa$orable conditions and Nrong actions of others to bring honor and $indication to 4odQs name.979:/. 3t is to be. Lo0e Does No# Ceha0e Indecen#l. 3t is not rude.H. 3t is firm. beli$es all things. properly directed lo$e only by setting and folloNing 4odQs spirit and OnoNledge that cocmes from his Norld. #or.9/. endure all things I . to any extent. 3t is easier to tell hoN it acts. based on lo0e ! -e desires only those Nho lo$e his so$ereignty because of his fine ualit ies and because it is righteous. &o$e in$ol$es the emotions . &o$e is not sentimentality. . &o$e is &ongHsuffering and Sind.Gat. talent in music. %he mind must OnoNn 4od and his ualities. 5nly by culti$ating lo$e. )onetheless. deteriorated. %he person ha$ing lo$e Nill not push another person doNn to maOe himself appear greater. 3t is the most poNerful bond in the uni$erse H perfect lo$e bonding the +on and the Rather together unbreaOable I %hus @esus Nould said 0-e that has seen me has seen the Rather also . and strengh . ! 3t is not illHmannered. lo$e must be carried out Nith the soul. insolent. 3t rejoices in seeing a felloNman recei$e a position of greater responsibility. directed by 4odly Nisdom. (gainst lo$e there is no laN. %he only Nay is to NorO and process toNard perfection of lo$e.@ohn .9o7 One Acquires Lo0e ! &o$e is a fruit of 4odQs spirit and therfore is not a uality that one has Nithout OnoNing. Paul clarifies on subject by emphasizing that lo$e acts unselfishly7 0&o$e is longHsuffering and Oind not looO for its oNn interest. 5ur lo$e for 4od is to be Nith our 0Nhole heart. &o$e is Oind. and Nisdom. -e told his disciple 0)o one ha$e lo$e greater that this.<no7led)e 5i0es Lo0e Ri)h# Direc#ion ! &o$e must be directed first to 4od. 4od is dealing Nith you as Nith sons. does not become pro$oOe. 3t is generous.H 3t is e$ident that a person can ha$e real. SnNoing 4odQs purposes is essential . 3t does not rejoice o$er unrighteousness. &o$e can be misguided. Pe shall be alert for any selffishly seeOing the posisiton ocuppied by another. . and li$e..
he Nill folloN it. to be setled. for it folloNs the counsel of 4odQs Pord to 0test the inspired expressions to see Nhether they originate Nith 4od1. 3f the offense is not too serious. I Pro$.:/. 3t is not mo$ed to outburst of anger. %he possesor of lo$e does not demand that e$erything be done his Nay. . or in any form of injustice. C97.F7 . e$en if outNard appearances are against it and the unbelie$ing Norld scoffs. based on his record of faithfulness and reliability. . 37 .. 97 >/ 3t continues to NorO.F7CC. . . #or. in the meantime permitting no relations betNeen the injury and the injurer. especially toNard 4od. Nhich is a NorO of the flesh . though it may not be able to grasp it thoroughly.:7:F/ -ere is Nhere concern for the e$erlasting Nelfare of others is one of the strongest moti$ating forces in lo$e.:7 . C7 .97 EH. E 7CC. that 3 may become a sharer of it Nith others1 . is a recognotion of his truthfulness.disrespectful to anyone. Paul said7 0%o the NeaO 3 became NeaO. .7. lo$e Nill endure in a Nay that holds the #hristians true to 4od I Rom.<. =7CE. 5therNise. as Nell as. and repairs the damage. Despite Nhate$er the De$il may do to test the soundness of the #hristinaQs de$otion and faithfulness to 4od.. %he Nould be a $engeful spirit.H 5ne Nho lo$es literally is not recOoning the bad thing. condemmed in the 'ible .. 3t sticOs Nith 4odQs Pord of truth.. as 4od has. but that of the other person .A7. that 3 might gain the NeaO..C? -eb. 3t might gain the fa$or of the corrected one.CF/. lo$e does not fear to speaO out in the interests of truth and of others .FH. Lo0e Cears All "hin)s ! 3t is Nilling to endure to suffer for righteousnessQs saOe.C/. 3n contrast. %his lo$e. #or. 'ut do all things for the saOe of good neNs. . he Nill o$erlooO it.C9/.. 5Ne$er. the lo$ing person Nill not sentimentally side Nith the chastised one and find fault Nith the correction or the authorized one be an exprtession of lo$e for the indi$iudal.Rom.=H. of the most effecti$e and beneficial in its results.E/. . #or. ( literal rendering is. Lo0e 1endures all #hin)s3 ! &o$e is re uired for the #hristians to Oeep his integrity toNard @eho$a 4od.@os. CF/. to maOe things groN . 97 A/. Peter :7 A. Nhen the course recommended by @esus at GattheN . 3 ha$e become all things to people of all sorts.ed ! 3t does not looO for an occasion or an excuse for pro$oation. Lo0e Does No# Loo. Lo0e 1hopes all #hin)s ! 3t has hope in all the things @eho$a has promises . ( person Nho lo$es Nill realize that if @eho$a is patient Nith NeaO persons in faith.. 3n such cases. @ohn :7. 0all things it is co$ering1.97 < I. #or. hoping and Naiting for them to be mo$ed by 4odQs spirit to ser$e him. . Lo0e Does No# Re2oice O0er #he Unri)h#eousness4 bu# re2oices 7i#h #he "ru#h ! &o$e rejoices Nith the truth e$en though it upsets pre$ious belifs held or statement made. Naiting patiently for @eho$a to bring fruitage. finding no pleasure in Nrong. ( person Nho has lo$e Nill a$oid doing things that in appearance or action disturb others. in lies. 3t does not consider itself to be injured as so lay up that injury as something Yon the booOsQ. e$en if he is an enemy.? (cts . Lo0e 1belie0es all #hin)s3 &o$e has faith in the things 4od has said in his Pord of %ruth.4al.C Peter 97 . .Rom.C? . )eN OnoNledge and undersdtanding may correct things Ne once belie$ed? hope changes as the hopedHfor things are realized and neN things are hoped for.C7 . he should certainly adopt the same attitude . just as Ne OnoN and lo$e a true. =.Rom. 1Lo0e ne0er $ails3 3t Nill ne$er come to an end or cease to exist. &o$e Nill not impute e$il moti$es to another but Nill be inclined to maOe alloNances and gi$e others the benefit of the doubtH Rom . and it tests e$erything by the measuring rule of the 'ible. -e is not afraid that his personal 0dignity1 may be injured. no matter Nho the $ictim is. 'ut of another person is properly corrected by one ha$ing authority.A7 E? . in due time.A. the one ha$ing lo$e Nill shoN that his forgi$eness is real.C7 . but it Nould harm rather tha help him. that 3 might by all means sa$e some. Peter . that it has completely co$ered the matter. (lso.<7 . ( person ha$ing lo$e Nill be sloN to expose to others the one Nho Nrongs him. 3t alNays sides Nith the right. $or I#s O7n In#eres# ! 3t folloNs the principle 0let each one Oeep seeOing not his oNn ad$antage. =7 9 I =? Gat. and it is Nilling to Nait patiiently until the matter is more fully explained or until getting a clear understanding . as the Norld practices e$en by popular sons. or paid off. specially his members family..:/. (nd he continues to asist those he is helping to learn the truth. if the other person asOs forgi$eness after the Nrong is pri$ately pointed out to him. &o$e is not gullible. Lo0e does no# Cecome Pro0o. it prefers to suffer Nrong rather than commit another Nrong in an attempt to straighten out the matter .9/.A is appicable. &o$e Does not Seep (ccount of the 3njury. but lo$e alNays remains in tis fullness and continues to be built up stronger and stronger I .=/.. 5ne ha$ing lo$e is not easily offended by Nhat others say or do.C? . .H.4al.C7 . faithful firend and do not doubt Nhen he tells us something for Nhich Ne may not ha$e proof .9. #or. &o$e belie$es all 4od says. if a thing is Nrong or misleading.
-e declares to the apostle @ohn in $ision7 05utside .Lo0ed4 "hin)s No# be ! %he apostle @ohn Nrites7 0Do not be lo$ing either the Porld or the things in the Norld. then toNard felloN creature.. that a person can lose sight of right principles and that the proper lo$e he once had can fade aNay. it is Nritten7 0%he meeO ones Nill certainly increase their rejoicing in @eho$a himself1 . %im. Lo0e Can Cool O$$4 One6s ! @esus #hrist.F.E/. Medi#a#ion ! %he iiner man has to exercise meditation./..9? . )eN @erusalem/ are the dogs and those Nho practice spiritism and the fornicators and the muderers and the idolaters and e$eryone liOing and carrying on a lie1 I Re$. Nithout haughtiness or $anity. . 0the Nhole Norld is lying in the poNer of the NicOed one1 . %he apostle Paul said that .=? C %im. -oN do Ne do this. or $indicti$e retalation. @esus #hrist Narned against seeOing glory and honor from men such promient positions ha$e no reNard at all Nere due them from 4od . literally. but originates Nith the Norld1 .. 0lo$e of money1. C. %his emphasizes the importance of constant exercise and de$elopment of lo$e by meditation on 4odQs Pord and by molding oneQs life according to his principles I Ephes. a person needs to be free from distractions. Ror example. 97 .>/. -e says. Mee.Psalm 9A7 < I.F I . 3ndi$iduals looOing for material Nealth are subject to all Oind of problems and finally the become frustated.C. they are deeptly rooted in the heart.. :7< and not on the de$ices of the NicOed. 3t is a close companion of and seldom found separate from such other $irtues as humility. or thoughfully contemplates possible future e$etns. and Nho lo$es @eho$a and #hrist and their righteousness abo$e e$erything else. GeOOness causes persons to Nait upon @eho$a to right the Nrongs and injuries unjustly suffered.=. Nill recei$e e$erlasting life. 'ut the supreme model is reflected in @esus #hrist. GeOO persons are teachableH @eho$a 0Nill teach the meeO ones his Nay1 .7 9? . not the things that people ordinarily seeO in life.Gat.C7 9/. loNliness of mind. meeOness is emphasized as oneQs mental attitute first of all toNard 4od. . %he Nriter of Pro$erbs say of such men7 0Despoiling is Nhat their heart Oeeps meditating. 3n speaOing to his disciple. one Nho could taOe criticism Nithout resentment . a good Nay to meditate is by reading 4odQs Nord undertone Nould impress more indelibly on the mind the material Nhich one is meditating. ( good model to practice meeOness Nas Goses 0by far the meeOness of all the men Nho Nere upon the surface of the ground. the lo$e of the Rather is not in him? becase e$erything in the Norld I the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eye and the shoNy display of oneQs means of life I does not originate Nith the father. = IA? &uOe . men Noul become 0lo$ers of money1 . ( person Nho profers to protect his life noN rather than to be Nilling to lay doNn his life as a folloNer of #hrist Nill lose out on e$erlasting life./.3sa. .GarO C7</. 5f all Nho Nould 0supress the truth in an unrighteous Nay? the apostle Paul says7 0%hey became emptyHheaded in their reasoning and their unintelligent heart became darOened.97 =. one Nill not be inclined to gi$e foolish ansNers. 3t is e$ident. %he meditations of the heart should be focus on benenfitial things I escaping from the stress that things strongle us I on 4odQs splendor and acti$ities.C/. but he that hates his soul in this Norld Nill safeguard it for e$erlasting life1. <7 .C/. C:7 9. 3f anyones lo$es the Norld.. Medi#a#ion4 :ron) ! meditation upon 0empty things1. those Nho lo$e 4od hate e$ery NicOed Nay I Psalm . speaOing.97 =. 0foundness of sil$er. these meditations are not mere pasing thoughts. @ohn =7. though such is grie$ous at the time . alone Nith his thoughts so to speaO. and as a result. the Oind of deep. indicated that the lo$e of many Nho professed belief in 4od Nould cool off . but one Nho considers life in this Norld as secondary. . @esus disclosed this Oind of people Nhen said to those hating him 0Phy are you reasoning these things in your hearts. resentment. Nhich is a root of all shorts of injurious things I . instead of becoming heated up Nith anger . I Rom. . CC7 . 3n order to meditate properly. C7 . 0+uch meditation pro$es fatal to those indulging in it. for they ha$e no lo$e of the truth. e$en alloNing himself to be led to the laughter as a lamb 38 .<. C %im. in telling his disciple of the things ahead.Gat.F:. therefore. @ohn C7. CE7 . manifesting their inclination being toNard NicOed pursuits. 'y engaging in profitable meditation.=. >7=? C97 C . . and gentleness.7 . but things that de$oid of all goodHactually thinOing.E7 . 4enerally.ness ! ( mildness of temper. CC I C:. C:7 C. as a feature of the critical times to come. . .F? -eb.E/..C7 :C.)um. concentrated thintOing. 3n the 'ible. and attempting to fight against @eho$a and his se$antsHutterly futile things I (cts :7C=. @esus said7 0-e that is fond of his soul destroys it. :9? =7 ::. 4od hates liars..-eb. %he inner men Nill seriously thinO out these matters of importance. >7. on things pleasing him Philip.7 :9 and @ohn . he demostrated meeOness by enduring all manner of personal injury Nithout a Nord of complaint. ansNers gi$en Nill be from the heart and Nill not be something to regret later on. liOe materialism. :7..C7 : I . %he mental disposition that enable one to endure injury Nith pacience and Nithout irritation. and trouble is Nhat their oNn lips Oeep speaOing1 I Pro$.the holy city.Psalm C=7 E/ I and they are Nilling to endure discipline from the hand of 4od. (ccordingly.C<? Pro$. later on. Pordly things surround us.
+acred +ecret7 3ncludes the #ongregation. C7 ..+..&ucas CC7CE.CA/.<HCF7 C7 <. @esus could say.&uOe :7 . CE/.7 . the belo$ed? 3 ha$e appro$ed you1 Gat. and it OneN accurately the mystery.79C.&uOe :7. and says 03t is according to his pleasure Nhich he purposed in himself for an administration at the full limited of the appointed times.CC. 0'etter is it to be loNly in spirit Nith the meeO ones thant to di$ide spoil Nith the selfHexalted ones1 I Pro$. 99. .. 9<? .C7 C? (cts <7 9CH 9=? 3sa..Psalm 9A7 . @esus noN about thirty years old Nas baptized o$er @ohnQs initial objections.Nithout opening his mouth in protest . hoNe$er.. recalling his PreH human existence and the things he had heard from his father and the things he had seen his father do.E/.+. Nhom he shares the Singdom . +eeO righteousness.=? . .F/ %he #ongregation of the li$ing 4od had the truth. as Nell as the glory that @esus himself had enjoyed in the hea$ens .+.. the heirs to Da$idQs throne . Pre$iously.Efs.7 <... all you meeO ones of the earth. . (bo$e and beyond that are other Nonderful promises extended to such ones. C7 =HE? .7CF/ %hese are his point heirs.:. .@uan . -is 'aptism. Sacred Secre#.+.>7 .+..Romans . (fter reading this prophecy in the synagogue of his hometoNn of )azareth. Des 4od listen to the heartfelt desires by ansNering their prayers? their hope in @eho$a is not disappointed . it Nas clearly made Nhen #ornelius recei$ed the gift of the -oly +pirit. 97. 0the meeO ones Nill eat and be satisfied1 I Psalm CC7 C>. Pedro C7:H</ 'ecause of the $ital role he thus play in 4odQs purpose. .F79:. Ror example7 0%he meeO ones themself$es Nill posses the earth. he appointed and commissioned him as @eho$aQs promised Sing.+.or.A7=/. Peter . had to do Nith the Oingdom Nhen he said to them 0%o you the +.E. =79C? #ol. (s 3saiah >. and they Nill indeed find their ex uisite delight in the abudance of peace1 .Ef. ::H:<? Ef.F7 =HE/ and 4odQs spirit descended upon @esus in bodily shape liOe a do$e . of the Singdom of 4od has been gi$en I Garcos :7. C7 = I<? -eb.-echos .. Probably you may be concealed in the day of @eho$aZs anger .7C>./.:7 C? ..7 . seeO meeOness . Nho ha$e practiced -is oNn judicial decision. 97. @esus anointing Nith holy spirit appointed and commissioned him to carry out his ministry and preaching and teaching . he speaOs of 4odQs maOing OnoNn 0%he +acred +ecret of his Nill.A? GarO .Philp. humility/.Gat.7EH. and the congregation has not only the form but also the poNer of 39 .Ef.<7 Re$. %he solution to all the problem that +atanQs rebellion has raised .-eb. .H %here are many features in the OnoNledge of +.9/ and through 4odQs dealing Nith the congregation 0the go$ernment and the authorities in the hea$enly places1 Nould come to OnoN 0%he greatly di$ersified Nisdom of 4od . are the prospecti$e heirs of that hea$enly Singdom Nith #hrist 0%he things of the earth Nill be its earthly subjects. together all things together again in the #hrist. foretold.>. the apostle Paul ga$e further details Nhen he explained that the +.E. >E? -eb. Sacred Secre# ! %he +.. .7. )o ones comes to the father except through me I @uan .7.7EH. the Gessianic Singdom of 4od. in 9> #.&uOe . 4odQs spirit poured out upon him double. namely.Psalm . the focal point on Nhich the light of all prophecies Nould concentrate and from Nhich their light Nill radiate .79HE/.7C=? Ef.H &ucas C7EH.7<H.-echos 97CCHC>/.A? E7 .H. until @esus #hrist came and shed light upon life and incorruption through the good neNs.+. $oiced because @ohn till then had been baptizing only repentant sinners. %he things in the hea$ens to Nhich Paul refers.<? #ol. @uan 97</ and the foundation upon Nhich 4od Nould build all future arrangement for the eternal good of his uni$ersal family in hea$en and earth . . Nas sinless? hence his baptism testified instead to his presenting himself to do his RatherQs Nill . @esus #hrist pointed out to his disciples that the +.>HC. rightly and Nithout exaggeration7 03 amthe Nay the truth and the life.compare -eb. %his +. continues to be understood.</.F? C7 CF? .? &uOe 97C. @esus.FH. or the +acred +ecret of the true godly de$otion. C7 9/. ./ and also to ser$e as 4odQs prophet . he Nas anointed Nith @eho$aQs spirit 0to tell good neNs to the meeO ones. the things in the hea$ens and the things on the earth. humbleness. illuminated his mind on many points.:H. Mee.ness Crin)s Cene$i#s ! %he in$itation expressed by the prophet \ephaniah is still extended to meeO persons of the earth7 0+eeO @eho$a. of the #hrist.7..7 C<. and @eho$aQs $oice Nas heard from hea$en. @esus declared7 0%oday this scripture that you just heard is fulfilled1 .C? @uan . .9E/ %hey are taOen from among both @eNs and gentiles . . includes the congregation of Nhich #hrist is -ead ./. (t Efesios . saying 0Dou are my son.@uan >7:>? A7 C<. 'ut o$er.\ep."he Messianic <in)dom ! Paul gi$es a full $ieN of the re$elation of the +.F7 . for six months @ohn has been 0preparing the Nay for 0the sa$ing means of 4od1 . 3n both a spiritual and a literal sense.E/ and an e$erlasting Singdom his $ital place in 4odQs purpose I @esus is the central or Oey figure in the outNorOing of all his purposes .. and abo$e this.> I C. =97 A/ %his 4reaterHthanHGoses also recommended himself to others as a meeO or mildHtempered person .:7>. 979H>? #ol. 3t is a true pro$erb. in$ol$es a go$ernment.
but he is such in an administrati$e sense as Nell. . 3t is necessary to recognize his Oingly position and authority. C:79. @uan =7. @esus informed his disciples 0(ll authorities has been gi$en me in hea$ens and on earth 0%hereby shoNing that he heads a go$ernment of uni$ersal domain .Gat. appeared to angels.H 'y his ministry @esus re$ealed the truth. contained in 0the +acred +ecret1 as being 4odQs Oingdom Nith @esus #hrist. fulfilling it by Nhat he said and did.H (s an expression of his fatherQs undeser$ed Oindness. so that he judiciously administer his ransom benefits to indi$iduals among manOind according to their Northiness to li$e under his Singship . but a dozen legion of angels.7.:7> 40 .C compare . :7:/. Nill gain eternal life .-eb.>/ and the +.such godly de$otion. it Nould be the 0pillar and support of the %ruth1 in the most of a Norld of error and false religion. %he demons obey @esusQ commands on account of the authority for Nhich his name stood as the anointed representati$e of the Singdom.79.:F/ 'ecause @eho$a 4od so ordained to use his +on. 3t Nas a mystery or +acred +ecret Nhether complete. unblemished godly de$otion Nould be fully maintained by anyone upon Nhom the de$il Nould bring pressure. -ence.9. Pho. Nithout sin. C7EH.+. -ence.7=? . ./ %hey must sincerely and Nithout hypocrisy line up Nith the standards @esus exemplified and.. @esus had to li$e in such a Nay as to maOe that truth become reality. in that his name embraces or stands for the $ast executi$e authority that @eho$a placed in him .C #or. the I+on of Da$id. 97..CE? >79E. and untarnished in exclusi$e de$otion to @eho$". %his made possible the union of #hristQs chosen folloNers Nith him.H RolloNing his resurrection. Nas recei$ed up in glory . Nas preached about among nations. %im.H. of 4od is finished at the time that.:/ #hief (gent of &ife.@uan =7C<. is more excellent than that of 4odQs angels.C? :7. the 0GysteriesQs sacred to stand and those he has blinded . %he Rull significance of his name. -e is 4odQs -igh Priest Nho can effect full cleansing from sin and liberation from sinQs deathHdealing effects . @eho$a begins his Oingdom of our &ord and of his #hrist I Gat. the Sing of Sings. Nould be able to hold up under the test and come through Nholly clean.EHC9? Ril. for there is not another name under hea$en that has been gi$en among man by Nhich Ne must get sa$ed I -echos :7..-echos :7. C<7.HC9? Rom. and hoN he said he Nas I @uan .C? Ef. @esus #hrist introduced a neN and essential element for gaining eternal life in the sense of being an intermediary or goHbetNeen. Nas belie$ed upon in the Norld. capable of expelling and demons Nho might stubbornly resist the order to lea$e.H9/? he is the appointed @udge into Nhose hands all judgments is committed. @esus #hristQs name is 4odQs appointed ruler. not merely one legion. Nas declared righteous in spirit. if (nyone. in faith. -e thereby became the #hief (gent of &i$e for all manOind. there is no sal$ation in anyone else.:? A7C9HC=? <7.</ @esus #hrist 0)one1 therefore. @esus #hrist laid doNn his perfect human life in sacrifice. as the #hief &eader or pioneer of life. unsNering.:/ 5nly those Nho Nillingly recognize that name and hoN to it? subjecting themsel$es to the authority it represents. ser$ing as SingHPriest on the throne. @uan 97 C9. Phen @esus #hrist 0Nas made manifest in flesh. obey the commands he ha$e I Gat. hoN he li$ed. the one Nith authority to call for. A7 C. in his hea$enly reign and also made possible the arrangement for earthly subjects of his Singdom rule.-eb. Cearin) :i#ness #o #he "ru#h. to Nhom all nations should boN in submission or else experience destruction. 97C>? >7. . .. %o uphold the truth of his fatherQs prophetic Nord and promise.
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