Friday, June 25, 2010

We Must Bear The Image Of God

Col 1:21 ... ALIENATED [estranged] AND ENEMIES ** IN YOUR MIND ** BY WICKED [hurtful; evil] WORKS [kosmos] ... RECONCILED BY CHRIST, SANCTIFIED [set apart; separated] BY TRUTH !! ... 2 Cor 10:5-6 Casting down imaginations, and ** every high thing ** that exalteth itself *against* the knowledge [G1108 Gnosis; knowing; understanding] of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a *readiness* [G2092 prepared; made ready; opportune] to revenge [G1556 to vindicate one's right; do one justice; to protect, defend; to avenge a thing] *all* disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled - WE ARE CALLED TO CHANGE THE WORLD (kosmos), TO REVENGE *ALL* DISOBEDIENCE BY-AND-THROUGH OUR OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST [*all* iniquity purged by GOD'S MERCY and TRUTH] !! - psychological adjustment: growing in grace and knowledge, overcoming, fine-tuning [symbiosis(sys)]; OUR SHARING OF GOD'S VERY MIND !!

War is the hallmark of the uncivilized mind [a lack of God, of civil realization]; a disconnect in thinking; alleging a set of beliefs but NOT acting on them, preaching but NOT living, secularized in all things [FAITH OF THE FALLEN]; calling for national service in pursuit of "common purpose" is a lie - a sense of strategy is lacking for those opposed to the systemic, yet still bound to it [by *its* instrumentality]; our belief system tells us NOT to believe [incl., the COG Inc., EXALTED AGAINST GOD] !! - OUR WORLD IS A THOUGHT *NOT* IN OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST, WE DO NOT AGREE WITH GOD !! - character obedience vs. following imposed orders, command structures [authority claim], obedience *imposed by fear* [even of God] !! - intolerance, the transfer [imposition] of prejudiced religion, reactionary change, punitive war, all in the Name of God [A GOD OF VENGEANCE]; partially following Christ [selective application] when it is convenient [seven-day absentists]; secular-humanist's "God-ing" more than the claimed fundamentalist's [God at a price] !! -- we must understand and be cognizant of the *impact* each one of us, individually and collectively, has on those around us, and on their and our world: FAITH, HOPE, and especially LOVE [as impact], we must bear the image of God [as He is, so are we in the world]; unleavened bread of SINCERITY and TRUTH *not* leavened bread of MALICE and WICKEDNESS !!


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