“an angel come down from heaven…And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years…And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season…
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle [against God and his saints]…And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them [for two groups of people].
and I saw the souls of them that
- were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God,
- and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;
- and they lived / were resurrected into their bodies and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4)
And I saw the dead / souls separated from their bodies, small and great, stand before God…And the sea [of outer space] gave up the dead [hyper dimensional beings separated from the Singularity source of life] which were in it; and death [the process] and hell [the place] delivered up the dead which were in them…and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works…they were judged every man according to their works.
But but but!!! Isn’t that against “for by grace are ye saved, through faith…not of works?” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
No. Don’t take that one verse out of context. The point being made is that “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us.” (Titus 3:5)
We do have to exert effort, i.e. do work, when we exercise our will and make a choice to accept God’s gift of life in him, or not.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Choice #1: Love / merge identities with the LORD
“a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, 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 with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.” (Luke 10:25-28)
This is so simple. The LORD is the only source of infinite energy / infinite life. This is just logical.
Choice #2: Whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (Revelation 22:15)
The basic lie is that we don’t need God, we can live on our own terms.
“Yeah, hath God said, Ye shall not_____? And the woman said unto the serpent…God hath said, Ye shall not___lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye ___thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods.” (Genesis 3:1-5)
“man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations… that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart…all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.” (Deuteronomy 29:18-20)
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15)
During the Holocaust, German citizens had to have their name written in Germany’s newly created records of German ancestry or they would be sent to certain death in a concentration camp.
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 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.
The first mention of a book documenting works / behavior is found in Genesis 4, which lists the generations of the prototype Nazi Cain. Since he “was of that wicked one” (I John 3:12), he and his kind share the same fate as the wicked angels.
For good reason.To keep the rest of us safe.
We know this is a reliable conclusion because this judgment is repeated. During the incorporation of Israel as a nation their existence was threatened by another “wicked one”, Amalek.
“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…thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.” (Exodus 17, Deuteronomy 25:17-19
As recorded in the book of Esther, this happened years later during the Persian empire, at the hands of a woman locked in a sex prison AKA harem. Got to admit, that’s impressive.
Furthermore, her bravery in confronting the evil tyrant human resulted in an Empire-wide rebellion against the tyrant’s army. Think Princess Leia in Star Wars. Surely Jesus was thinking of her when he remarked on the lack of leadership in Israel in his day.
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages…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)
Applies to a lot of religious leaders, many of whom identify as Christians “saved by grace” who can therefore sin with impunity and provides open access to anyone who prays “I believe.”
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 regarding the Savior Seed of the Woman 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. 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.
“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.
Frankly, people don’t like it because it doesn’t allow them to do whatever they want.
The reality is that the biblical way of life doesn’t establish arbitrary rules of religion.
The Bible informs us of irreversible laws of reality in physics and the intrinsically self-centered nature of autonomous beings and hyper dimensional states that cause chaos, entropy, and destruction.
“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.” (John 3:18-20)
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 choose to be. There is no other alternative but endlessness of the indestructible energy of the soul in chaos with other wretched souls perpetually enflamed in entropy against each other.