27) Redemption

A man I was talking with argued against the righteousness of the God of the Bible because “he allows slavery”. His refusal to even discuss alternate perspectives on references to slavery in the Bible proved that, in reality, he was just seizing on an opportune excuse for rejecting an authority figure.

The fact is that the Bible condemns slavery and warns against getting caught in it.

“And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire.” (Genesis 4:6-7)

But God also gives free will to humans to serve whichever master they end up subjecting themselves to through their choices in life.

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve;

  1. whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood / Euphrates River, i.e. in Mesopotamia,
  2. or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell:
  3. but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)

“See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil…

  1. love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 
  2. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them…ye shall surely perish,” Deuteronomy 30:15-18)

This is not a threat of punishment by an angry God. History provides proof that fallen humanity is responsible for their own mayhem.

The origins of slavery are lost to human memory...

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26) Forgiveness Of Sin

No agency has done more to wipe out the significance of “sin” than Christianity with fundamentalists relegating sin to a list of behavioral does and don’ts and liberals updating what constitutes allowable social interactions from Puritanical or Victorian restrictions.

In fact, sin defines any self- and other-destructive behaviors.

The documentation of the first known occasion of sin committed by Lucifer provides a thesaurus of other words for sin.

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25) The Seed Of The Woman

“And the LORD God said unto the serpent…I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise [smash down on] thy head [therefore destroy you].” (Genesis 3:15)

When God calls his savior “the seed of the woman,” he is obviously leaving out the fatherhood. The meaning would have been perfectly clear to his audience.

Satan and both Adams would have understood that the woman would be a single parent.

hydra_buddingAfter all, single parenting was the only known form of reproduction in the entire universe at this time. God had materialized himself as a host of spiritual sons of God and two humans. 

Adam and his wife were told to multiply before they ate the fruit, so they had the same asexual ability. This is how the hydra “accomplishes the feat of apparent immortality by reproducing through budding rather than mating.” 

But both original humans had lost their connection to the Singularity source of omnipotent power. Without access to the omnipotent power of the Singularity Creator, it wasn’t possible for a human to destroy the more powerful Adversary. 

How could that happen?

Only through a reproductive process which includes death to characteristics of the parent could the Seed of the Woman could be different in any of the parent’s characteristics.

And this is where understanding exactly what the “Seed of the Woman” means is critical to understanding the meaning of the blessing / prophecy.

The Greek word for seed is sperma, and in English we interchange the terms seed and sperm. The medical term is gamete, and includes both the sperm and egg cells, each of which have only half of the required chromosomes and must merge with the other gamete to reproduce more of themselves.

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Section IV: A Champion

Whoever argues with the biblical concept of a hero savior needs to take an unbiased look at the media, and an honest look at their own life.

  • Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
  • Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place…
  • Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.” (Job 40:12-14)

But God himself couldn’t destroy Satan and take back dominion over creation because “…God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” (Titus 1:2) to give dominion to humans

“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.” (Psalm 115:16)

YHVH’s / Anu’s delegation of earthly authority to humans is acknowledged by the Sumerian pantheon, where Sumerian Enlil is the Hebrew Adam. 

The Sumerian word “líl”, whose Akkadian equivalent is zaqīqu, means “ghost, phantom, haunted”[renders] a translation of Enlil’s name as “Lord ghost.”

This is consistent with Adam’s change from immortal to mortal.

All the earth needs one unique individual to champion our salvation from destruction and death.

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In America, that is the President, who “possesses the sole authority to authorize the use of nuclear weapons by the United States.” 

But who we really need is someone who can not only rescue us from other peoples’ destruction but also save us from ourselves.

And we have one.

Keep / guard yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord YHVH’s Anointed Savior / Jesus Christ unto eternal lifehim that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory…the only wise God, our Savior.” (Jude 1:20-25)

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24) The King Is Dead! Long Live The King!

“And God said, Let us make Adam /אָדָם / prototype human in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion / reign over…all the earth…And God blessed them, and God said unto them,

  1. Be [as in “let there be light”, this is a command performance, not a suggestion] fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,
  2. and subdue it: and have dominion.” (Genesis 1:26-28)

Can we not recognize that this declaration is a commitment, a covenant? 

And can we not recognize that turning dominion of the earth over to the Adams incurred the risk of imploding all earthly creation at the destruction of the Adams?

And would that extinguish God himself? We can deduce that, if God could not execute his will, he could not sustain his Creation, then, yes. That should indeed catalyze an implosion of all existing structured being back to pure energy.

But when Adam responded to his partner’s need with faith in God, acting according to God’s Word to stick with his wife regardless of the consequences, God’s will was executed.

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23) Transformers! More Than Meets The Eye!

It appeared that Lucifer won the very first match when he lured humanity into a death trap.

But he was mistaken. Paradoxically, mortality is humanity’s greatest strength against immortals.

The essential definition of immortal is changeless. 

“I am the LORD, I change not.” (Malachi 3:6)

Immortals are locked into a status quo, i.e. their state of being, AKA estate, not only physically, but socially and spiritually. Once disconnected from the Singularity, they remain forever so.

“the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 1:6-7)

The biblical definition of the opposite condition of mortal is not dies, but changes. We implicitly know that from the processes of sickness, injury, and aging, and the Bible explicitly states this.

We shall not all sleep / die, but we shall all be changed…For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (I Corinthians 15:51-52).

The ability to change makes mortality, at first glance so weak, actually incredibly powerful because of the unlimited potential it unleashes in human beings. Every human being has the potential for becoming anything on the spectrum of monster to saint. Throughout our entire life in this time-space, each individual defines – and can continually redefine – who he or she is.  This is entertainingly portrayed in the Netflix series Inventing Anna.

What Lucifer didn’t know is that mortality is a revolving door. Death is not a trap, it’s a release. It’s not a coffin lid slamming shut, it’s a door opening to another plane of existence. 

Paradoxically, it is through mortality that salvation from death came to humanity.

If only the Adversary had known!

“…we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”  (I Corinthians 2:7-8)

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22) Pulling The Plug On Life Support

Science has determined that physical death is encoded in our genes.  We know scientifically that exposure to many different substances triggers mutations in the DNA or an epigenetic process where existing genes are damaged or turned on or off.

This provides scientific validation of the biblical report that the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil was toxic and consuming it caused physical death. Without requiring an explicit reference to DNA, we can scientifically deduce, as accurately as any medical researcher, that telomeres began breaking off and the woman’s biological clock began ticking down to death. When the nuclei in the cells no longer ordered maintenance of respiration and metabolism of necessary substances, the body died.

But death involves more than just physical damage ending physical function.

One of the challenges in defining death is in distinguishing it from life

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21) Lust Kills. Love Dies.

Lucifer can’t actually win the competition that he set in motion, but he doesn’t have to.  As has been so well demonstrated in politics, he only has to destroy the opposition.  And God placed the weapon in his hands when he placed forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden.

All Lucifer had to do to was convince two guileless human beings to eat the fruit.  And for that, all he had to do was tell a lie.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)

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20) God Is Pro-Choice

Freedom is the ability to choose one’s actions.

People are quick to blame God when things go bad, even faulting him for having the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden because, being omniscient, he knew full well that human beings would eat the fruit and become captive to sin.

The reality is that the tree gave us freedom – defined as “the power to determine action without restraint.”

I often keep my kindergarten granddaughter at my place.She says she loves being here with me. Why? She has lots of creative activities at her disposal, and because the items for the activities are already stored in her play space, she doesn’t have to wait on me to give permission or resources. She has the freedom to chose if she wants to make soups or cakes from the ingredients in her kitchen cabinet, paint pictures, string jewelry, play with her dolls, choose a snack to eat, play outside. All the time having Nana to talk to, get help from, feel secure with and loved by.

I love our rapport. She’s responsible because she shares my values. Neither one of us demands that we always get our own way. We respecting each other rights and needs.

Can you apply that to a relationship between God and humans? 

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19) Days of Thunder

Day One: 

“In the beginning God created the heaven [singular] and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) 

Night One:

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” (Genesis 1:1-2)

The book of Job internally confirms the translation that “was” means “came to be” formless at the beginning of creation.

  1. gary-jackson-stamping-flowerpot-1024x768“when I laid the foundations of the earth
  2. the sea…brake forth…
  3. the earth…is turned as clay to the seal; [soft and wet] (Job 38:4-14)

Peter references a flood in the context of “the beginning of the creation,” so this is not the flood of Noah. 

“…there shall come in the last days scoffers…saying…all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished...” (II Peter 3:3-7)

World-wide sedimentary layers matching borders across continents provide geological evidence of a series of world-wide floods prior to the breaking up of Pangea, the original single landmass.

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The ancients understood what was going on.

Cronus / Lucifer seized power from his father Ur-anu-s / YHVH and ruled the cosmos with the Titans as his subordinates…

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