9) The King is Dead. Long Live the King!

Key precept: Paradoxically, death is humanity’s greatest strength against immortals.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Choose the right superhuman to rescue us from the mess we’re in.

We can envision the plot of the entire Bible as God and Satan playing a cosmic chess match where winner literally takes all. On one side we have the white king – no, not God but his human son, to whom he gave the kingdom, the power, and the glory. On the other side we have the black king, the angel son of God, who was deeply offended by God’s choice of heir.

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

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10) Forgiveness and Atonement

Key precept: Humans are not action figures  –  the results of our actions reverberate through our world.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Ask for forgiveness from the Creator / authority for the damage caused by our selfish misbehavior.

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time The Chosen One / Messiah / Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, The Chosen One / Messiah / Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:6-9)

To understand how Messiah’s death saves us from sin, we need to understand what sin is, and what it had to do with death being imposed on humanity just because they ate the fruit.

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11) Redemption and Restoration

Key precept: Freedom isn’t free.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Live out your restored relationship with your Redeemer or you will remain enslaved by the Adversary.

God’s forgiveness and humanity’s atonement allows us to re-establish a relationship with God. But what about that relationship established with Sin when our ancestors sold themselves and their offspring into slavery, and their property into his domain? Human freedom, ownership and dominion has to be bought back, or redeemed, from the one to whom it was sold.

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12) God is Pro-Choice

Key precept: Freedom is the ability to choose one’s actions.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Accept that life is a struggle between good and evil.

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.”

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13) Sin City

Key precept: Humans are intrinsically self-centered, we simply can’t stop ourselves from ruining essential relationships thus causing harm to self and others.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Renounce self-indulgence which always involves neglect and exploitation of others.

That word sin has become unpopular in current society, especially when applied to specific behaviors that are no longer illegal. I propose that we define sin as any behavior that an individual engages in, or fails to undertake, at the unjust expense of others. This behavior is so evidently a part of everyone’s naturally occurring behavior, even from birth, that is is a rational deduction rather than an act of faith to say that humans have a “sin nature”.

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14) The Seed of the Woman

Key precept: Freedom is won through the birth of a baby.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Be amazed at the unfathomable complexity of life and trust in the one who designed and controls it.

“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 thy head [therefore destroy you], and thou shalt bruise his heel [merely slow down progress ].” (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, Adam and his helpmeet would have understood that the woman would be a single parent.

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16) Days of Noah

Noah 1056 AM – 2006 AM

Key precept: Hyper-dimensional beings need human collaborators to interact in the lower four dimensions.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Don’t join the wrong crowd.

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; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earthfor it repenteth me that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:12-13, 7)

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37)

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17) A New World Order

Noah 1056 AM – 2006 AM in later years contemporary with Abraham and Lot

Key precept: An apocalypse – actual, threatened or contrived – creates a State of Fear positioning a peace-proclaiming politician to lead frantic humanity into a New World Order.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Act on faith, not fear.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind… Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in YHVH’s Anointed Savior.” (II Timothy 1:7,13)

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18) A Nimrod by Any Name

Nimrod 1927 AM – 2142 AM (contemporary with Noah to Abraham)

Key Precept: The more things change, the more they remain the same.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Stick with the proven, don’t fall for a slick salesman’s novel gimmick.

Noah was a preacher for the 600 years he lived before the flood, and you can be sure he continued to preach during the 350 years he lived after the flood. There are even suggestions, from American legends, that he spread the gospel to the New World. Traveling in a boat, of course.

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