“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place[space-time] for them.”
Sounds like their mass disintegrates back into pure energy.
- “and death [the process] and hell [the place] delivered up [the mortal human] dead which were in them: And I saw the [mortal] dead, small and great, stand before God;
This excludes all the believers who were resurrected previously at the last trump, just before God poured out his wrath on his enemies..
- And the sea [outerspace] gave up the dead [separated from God / wicked angels / aliens] which were in it;
and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works, and they were judged every man according to their works.
and another book was opened, which is the book of life:
- And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death [for for unbelieving humans].
- “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
- And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:10-15)
Heavy stuff. This is where most people choose to reject the Bible on the basis of “A good God wouldn’t send anyone to hell.” Admittedly, the idea of burning for eternity is absolutely horrible. That doesn’t mean it’s not true.
We’re not talking about damnation over breaking some arbitrary rules against feeling good. The easiest way we can understand God is to put ourselves in his place. Do you have children?
Can you imagine watching your beloved children suffer at the hands of evil people? What punishment is appropriate for someone who deceived most of your children into hating you and running away from you in order to betray and trap them into a lifetime of misery and eternity separated from you, while torturing and murdering as many of your faithful children as he can?
The attached clip from Game of Thrones shows scenes of horrific cruelty. I don’t recommend you watch it, but if you do, you can always click off. Unlike the millions of real life victims of psychopathic cruelty.
- the abominable…shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire…
- there shall in no wise enter into [the new heaven and earth] any thing that…worketh abomination…[only] they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:1-8)
We need to be sure we understand two things:
- What is the Lamb’s book of life and how does one get written into it?
- What is abominable / abomination and why are they not written in the Lamb’s book of life?
We can understand this process by recognizing how the Pretender copies everything in God’s playbook. During the Holocaust, to avoid being sent to certain death in a concentration camp, one had to have their name written in Germany’s records of German ancestry.
On September 15, 1935, the Nazi regime announced two new laws:
- The Reich Citizenship Law…defined a citizen as a person who is “of German or related blood.” This meant that Jews, defined as a separate race, could not be full citizens of Germany. They had no political rights.
- The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor…banned future intermarriages and sexual relations between Jews and people “of German or related blood…” because they led to “mixed race” children [who]undermined the purity of the German race.
According to the Nuremberg Laws, a person with three or four Jewish grandparents was a Jew. A grandparent was considered Jewish if they belonged to the Jewish religious community. Thus, the Nazis defined Jews by their religion (Judaism), and not by the supposed racial traits that Nazism attributed to Jews.
The laws also categorized some people in Germany as “Mischlinge” (“mixed-race persons”)…neither German nor Jewish…who had one or two Jewish grandparents.
The Nazi regime required individuals to prove their grandparents’ racial identities. To do so, people used religious records. These included baptism records, Jewish community records, and gravestones.
In Heaven, the proof that an individual belongs to God’s kingdom is having one’s name written in the book of life.
The proof that an individual is excluded from God’s kingdom with its citizenship rights to eternal life is not having one’s name written in the book of life. This is equivalent to a medical provider being found guilty of malpractice because key findings were not documented.
The first mention of any clue to a mystery is often overlooked, but when reviewed after the revelation of Who Done It, is realized to have been immensely informative and solidly confirms the results of the investigation without a doubt.
The first mention of a book recording life is found at the beginning of the history of human life, where it is stated to be a book listing the names of one branch only of Adam’s offspring.
- “This is the book of the generations of Adam… Seth… Enos.. .Cainan… Mahalaleel… Jared… Enoch… Methuselah… Lamech… Noah…Shem, Ham, and Japheth….
- These are the generations of Noah: Noah was…perfect [not corrupt or impure] in his generations [going back in time to Adam], and…Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”
- Now these are the generations of…Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood…and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.” (Genesis 5, 6:9-10, 10:1, 32)
The biblical record packs a lot of data in its sentences, so it is often helpful to follow just one thread as it weaves in and out of the account. In the above thread what should come to our attention is that
- Adam, whose life was breathed into him by God, then passed to Eve through a cloned stem cell from Adam’s bone, then passed through the Women’s mitochondria in her ova to her children
- had bottlenecked down to just three men in the roughly 1500 years between Adam and Noah.
And the explanation is given for that.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose…There were giants in the earth…when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them…And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them;” (Genesis 6:1-13)
We can conclude from this that
All individuals born to human parents are written in the book of life.
One’s name is not written in at birth, nor does he or she have it written in by the sovereign choice of God. A person’s name is written in the Lamb’s book of Life only because he or she chooses to ask God to place it there…
Doesn’t that make it by the sovereign choice of the person? How about “And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.” (John 6:65)?
To properly understand the Book of Life, you must realize that there are really two Books of Life. One is called “the book of life”; the other, “the Lamb’s book of life”…This can be a very confusing subject…but I believe what is written here [adding to God’s Word] should be able to help…
the book of life or the Lamb’s book of life was never mentioned i the Old Testament as such. Of course, the “mystery” regarding the new covenant concerning the Law of Grace was not to be known to those of the Old Testament.
And that explains why such a simple presentation has been distorted into something so confusing you must place your trust, not in God’s words, but in a human cult leader’s biased opinion. In the above case, clearly a racist Dispensationalist.
If we stick with the Bible, we find that the first mention of a book documenting works / behavior is found in the record of the incorporation of a governing body, once there were enough persons with faith in YHVH to make a quorum.
“And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed…and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink…Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim….And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book…Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about…that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.” (Exodus 17, Deuteronomy 25:17-19)
Contrary to what Dispensationalists teach, the New Testament criteria for judgment, as stated by none other than Jesus Christ himself, is consistent with the Old Testament criteria of judgment on Amalek.
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him…before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another…
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in…
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when…??? And the King shall answer…Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” (Matthew 25:31-46)
This passage validates the fundamental message in scripture that righteousness is a relationship with the Singularity source of life.
It is bi-directional. Not only do humans identify themselves with God, this is only made possible because God identifies himself with humanity.
“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar…this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” (I John 4:20-21)
“a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God…and thy neighbour…And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live [forever]. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?… He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.” (Luke 10:25-37)
Wow. That might leave out A Lot of the American Religious Right.
Charles Marsh notes in a New York Times editorial, “Wayward Christian Soldiers,” American evangelicals “have amassed greater political power than at any time in our history.”1 This power, which can be traced to a handful of evangelical leaders with decided political agendas, reaches into the Oval Office and deep into the bowels of Congress.
The result has been a fusion of the Christian Right and the Bush administration. In fact, in examining the war sermons delivered by influential evangelical ministers during the lead up to the Iraq war, Marsh, a professor of religion at the University of Virginia, came to the conclusion that the “single common theme among the war sermons appeared to be this: our president is a real brother in Christ, and because he has discerned that God’s will is for our nation to be at war against Iraq, we shall gloriously comply.”
“Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight…but now is my kingdom not from hence…To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:36-37)
Since the Bible clearly states that ALL have sinned, and yet even people who had no expectation of redemption are shocked to find themselves ushered in to heaven [whoa people who pray the Sinner’s Prayer, Apparently God IS sovereign!), there must be some specific sin “against the LORD / YHVH / Creator.”
And that specific sin is detailed within the same passage reporting the blotting of names. Now, doesn’t that make sense from the perspective of a teacher guiding us into all truth?
“And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him…
And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a [note, singular] molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods [note, plural], O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt…
Aaron…built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people…have corrupted themselves: they
- have made them a molten calf, and
- have worshipped it, and
- have sacrificed thereunto, and
- said [spoken into existence their commitment to accept unity, like a public “I do” in a marriage ceremony],
These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt / delivered you / saved you.” (Exodus 32)
The first mention of the possibility of being blotted out of the book of life is so casually dropped by Moses that we must recognize that this was common knowledge.
“And Moses…said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods…
- Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–[apparently breaks off speaking as he chokes up];
- and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
- And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. (Exodus 32:32-33)
Centuries later, in the letters written to the congregations that were under great pressure to forsake Messianic Judaism (or nascent Christianity depending on your viewpoint), we find the same potential to be blotted out of the book of life.
“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write…I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead…He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” (Revelation 3:1,5)
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
The threat of being blotted out of the book of life gives us to understand that the members of the Sardis congregation were in the same set of circumstances as the members of Moses’ congregation. Both groups had not yet overcome the obstacles to resisting the lures of lies in order to believe the hard truth spoken by Lord Yeshua Messiah. Both groups had yet to decide whether to
- surrender to an easier life in alliance with the gods of this world, or
- fight to reclaim our territory.
“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God…lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Messiah/Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end…And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. (Hebrews 3:12-19)
The apostle Paul relates his willingness, like Moses, to be accursed – sacrifice his eternal destiny which would involved being blotted out of the book of life – to save his beloved people.
“I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Messiah/Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites…(Ro 9:2-4)
However, neither one of those men, nor any regular human, can trade places with another. There is only one, the man Yahweh’s Chosen Savior/Messiah Yeshua/Christ Jesus.
In the following passage referencing the book of life, notice the lack of boundaries between two authors – David as a sinful human and the sinless Consecrated One/Messiah/Christ, confirmed as such in later references. This is a poetic means of demonstrating David’s merged identity with Messiah, made possible because God merged his sinless identity with humans through Messiah.
“Save me, O God…I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me…Let not them that wait on thee, O LORD God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
- Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;
- shame hath covered my face.
- I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
- and an alien unto my mother’s children…
- and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;
- and for comforters, but I found none.
- They gave me also gall for my meat;
- and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink…
- Pour out thine indignation upon them,
- and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them…
- Let them be blotted out of the book of the living,
- and not be written with the righteous.” (Psalm 69)
We might mistakenly assume there are two books – the living in which are written the names of all humans born into this physical dimension and from which the names can be blotted out, and a second book in which are written the names of the righteous who are born again into the spiritual dimension.
But, recognizing the style of Hebrew poetry in which phrases of thoughts are repeated, rather than the English style of poetry repeating ending sounds, we understand there is only one book – the book of life.
Logically, then, since every human descended from Adam and Eve is automatically enrolled in the book of life, every human is entitled to be saved from eternal damnation by the Seed of the Woman’s redemption of all humanity.
All humanity? Not just those who confess the name of Jesus Christ as a Christian?
Let’s revisit the criteria for acceptance into heaven found in Matthew 10:32-33.
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven”
This guarantees acceptance to a group of people. It is a positive statement. Legally, there is no wording that restricts acceptance only to those who confess the name of Jesus Christ. There is simply application to those who do confess.
“But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
This statement is likewise a guarantee to a group of people, but unlike the first, does legally restrict its application to this group only.
There is no reference to persons who neither confess nor deny Jesus Christ as the way to heaven.
This is legal justice. How can a righteous God condemn persons to hell who never heard the name of Jesus Christ?
Once again, this is consistent with New Testament statements by none other than Jesus Christ himself.
“All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men…whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him.” (Matthew 12:31-32)
What I’m getting out if this is that hordes of evangelical Christians will be shocked to discover that hordes of people they consider unsaved will be admitted to heaven. This would include billions of devout Jews who rejected Yeshua son of Joseph of Nazareth in the last 2,000+ years because of his distortion from a Jewish Messiah to an incarnation of Mithras by a pagan world. Also billions of devout paganized Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians who, in hope of eternal life through their savior, went through all the pagan rituals because they didn’t know any better, not having access to the written word of God for themselves. Also Protestants of the multitude of denominations considered heretics who were led as sheep to the slaughter by false christs and false prophets because they were blinded by them or too simple-minded or too caught up with survival to search the scriptures for themselves. It has taken me decades to divest myself of the false teachings I automatically accepted as truth from my religious parents. I can certainly sympathize with people around the world in the same situation, but without my access to the Holy Scriptures.
We may blame the victims of rape and domestic violence and spiritual abuse for drinking the Kool-Aid, but if God’s word is anything to go by he holds the perpetrators guilty, and gathers in the lost sheep. Maybe they escaped an abuser, maybe they wandered in search of greener pastures, maybe they just got abandoned by a narcissist. But they are just lost sheep, not wolves.
- He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber…
- he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
- I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep…and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” (John 10:1-16)
How do the lost sheep hear his voice in order to follow him?
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me…If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will…make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.” (John 14:6-25)
And what did Yeshua say when he was present with his followers?
“O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken…And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:25-27)
Believing on the articulation of the sounds J-E-S-U-S K-R-I-S-T doesn’t get anyone to heaven, and failing to acknowledge him doesn’t keep anyone out of heaven.
“But the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men…whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” (Matthew 12:31-32)
And how does one speak against the Holy Ghost?
“the Holy Ghost…shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Saul of Tarsus is a good example of a man who spoke a lot of very bad words against the Son of Man, but made it to heaven because he believed in YHVH’s Jewish Messiah. And The Holy Ghost expounding Moses’ and the prophets’ scriptures are what converted Saul to Paul.
“there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of the Jewish Messiah. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed….so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed…But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of YHVH’s Anointed Jewish Messiah –
as the Holy Ghost because he was dead and risen as he said by the time he appeared unto Saul.
For ye have heard of my conversation [lifestyle] in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure…I profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into [Mount Sinai in] Arabia,
And what did Yeshua say to his enemies?
- O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
- A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:
- and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things…every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
- For by thy words thou shalt be justified,
- and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Matthew 12:31-37)
“unto the angel of the church in Sardis write…Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled…He that overcometh…I will NOT blot out his name out of the book of life.” (Revelation 3:1-5)
When we put the data together, we understand that being blotted out of the book of life is a result of one’s deliberate and knowing choice to
- reject YHVH / Singularity / Creator / Source of Life however he has been revealed through his creation or his written word
- and instead receive Lucifer’s alternative source of life through an evil spirit.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Again – legally this is not applicable to ALL humans. This specifies ungodly men who know but misuse the truth.
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they
This can’t be applied to all non-New Testament Christians or non-Old Testament Israelites.
knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened…Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
These are “the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars [who] shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)
Applies to a lot of religious leaders, not the lost sheep who, misled for sure, are nonetheless looking for love, just in all the wrong places. God doesn’t blame those straining upwards to the light of the world, he blames the lack of volunteer laborers gathering them out of the dangerous world into his safe place.
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:35-38)
“The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him…Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” (Matthew 13:24-30)
Who are the tares? The Bad Seed of the enemy mixed in with the Good Seed. Many of them identify as Christians “saved by grace” who can therefore sin with impunity.
“after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
- To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
- But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, bt obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil…
For there is no respect of persons with God.
- For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law:
- and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.) (Romans 2:5-13)
This can’t be simple rebellion against God’s law like the Woman who acted out in the Garden of Eden. The mitochondria in Eve’s seed / ovum reproduces the life force initially breathed into Adam and then cloned through bone stem cells into the woman. All humans born with this human spirit are written in the book of life
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:14-16)
Logically, then, since every human descended from Adam and Eve is automatically enrolled in the book of life, every human is entitled to be saved from eternal damnation by the Seed of the Woman’s redemption of all humanity.
Since “whosoever was not found written in the book of life” is thrown into the lake of fire, understanding how to keep our name in that book is of paramount importance.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life…He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned.” (John 3:16-18)
This is where Christianity restricts salvation to Christians, and provides open access to anyone who prays “I believe.” But we’ve hermeneutically proven that the Bible outlines that one’s actions on the basis of whatever revelation of Creator God they’ve been given, is what saves from eternal damnation. This is basic legal justice, like the difference between 1st degree murder and accidental manslaughter.
Put the famous John 3:16 verse into context. Yeshua is speaking to a ruler of the Jews, someone who could probably recite the entire Torah from memory. He is also a Pharisee, a humanistic sect of Judaism caught up in imposed legalism to prove one’s superior status, rights and destiny. Yeshua had to re-educate him on the fundamentals of biblical salvation – God’s promise to recreate a human, the last Adam, in God’s image and likeness, in order to redeem humanity from the curse of death imposed by the first Adam and restore connection / eternal life with the Singularity source of Life.
At that time, in that place, to Nicodemus and the likewise educated readers of John’s gospel, Yeshua is that Promised Savior.
But to the persons living prior to Yeshua ha Meshiach’s entrance into the world, and everywhere around the world who never had access to Genesis 3:15 or the Apostles’ gospels or letters, God is not unjust. He will not condemn people who never heard so never had the opportunity to believe on the name of Jesus Christ.
When we break down the terms into their most fundamental meanings, what we find on the docket of the last judgment is condemnation for a much broader category of behavior.
“he that believeth not is condemned already [before the day of judgment], because he hath not [during his lifetime] believed in the name / attributes of the only begotten Son of God.
The English enunciation of “Jesus Christ” is not what saves. As detailed in the previous post, names define attributes, not necessarily a specific individual. Long before YHVH’s Anointed Savior was born into humanity or Christianity developed as a religion there were “sons of God.” These were humans who has been accredited by God – not registered by the human – for having developed into his likeness, with his attributes. They spread the truth – the message that salvation from the anticipated awful eternal existence in the underworld of the damned was achieved, not by pagan practices of offering sacrifices to the priests of the gods to improve the condition of their ancestors, but by believing in the Creator and Sustainer of Life.
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
Despite the light bulb turning on by contemplating nature or seeking to know a Holy God or reading scripture or hearing preaching, some people believe the first lie – I can separate from Almighty God and not suffer the consequences. Why? Self-centered exploitation of others trumps love for others.
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
And a relationship with God necessarily includes being on good terms with all who have chosen and been reconnected to the Singularity.
“Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child [includes adults who have become innocent and trust in YHVH for daily bread, protection, etc.] in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” (Matthew 18:3-4)
“I say unto you…whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Matthew 5:22)
In context, YHVH’s Savior is saying that anyone who falsely calls a righteous person a worker of iniquity is in danger of ending up in the lake of fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
- “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
- thou hatest all workers of iniquity.” (Psalm 5:5)
- The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God…all the workers of iniquity…
- who eat up my people as they eat bread…”(Psalm 14:1-6)
If you’ve never experienced persecution for standing up for what’s right, you might need to review your stance. There is no no-man’s-land in reality. There are only two options – good and evil, light and dark, in or out.
We can understand the original worker of iniquity being banned from Creation, with his fate being, inevitably, eternal chaos of indestructible energy – fire.
We should be able to understand judgment as well on those who follow his ways / attributes of a sociopath wreaking pain, suffering and death in their territories as big as empires or as small as a sex partner or a child.
So judgment is fair. Those who are separated from the Singularity source of infinite life are those who chose to be. There is no other alternative but endlessness of the indestructible energy of the soul in chaos with other wretched souls perpetually inflamed in entropy against each other.