Friday, July 16, 2010

God's One Common Family

MM Book 1 Chapter 4-22

God will serve us if we are willing to do the same; reciprocal responsibility [a reciprocity, a relationship, mutual action, dependence (reliance, trust); if we take, we negate - the 10 Commandments are the template, the conditions of life, an environment, God's environment - we have the right of free entrance, free habitation; the 10 Commandments are the means, the agency, of entrance into God's Family; not blind progress, nor misguided regress, but an ingress, a turning within, an invitation to enter, to claim our inherent rights - God's Law of Liberty is a responsibility to God, to ourselves, and to those around us, the whole Family of God - they are an achievement [by skill, work, courage and the faith of God as gift], an accomplishment [to make complete, perfect, the true sense of success].

Freedom from the constraints of man begins with a NO !! – God’s community is free-standing [resting on its own support, without attachment], and free-spoken [free in expressing ideas and opinions] – God invites study, discussion, reason, with freethinkers [free thought, free willed beings]; a Free Christian Community is one that refuses to consider, or treat, their fellowman and their environment as an adversary – the common embrace of God reveals worth as intrinsic and not dependent on success or power; God’s community is open to *all*, its blessings are self-evident – the past, the present and the future exist as one, they breathe together, and we do not have the option not to care – “no see, no hear, no care” is an affront to God and a crime against ourselves; we have an obligation to care, to be aware, to learn, to be accountable; those who claim the *warrant of scripture* receive and utilize the instruction of wisdom, justice and judgment, and equity, with the realization that we are all *one being*, one existence, and that each of us is an integral [necessary for completeness; essential] member of the same !!

MM Book 1 Chapter 4-23

God is NOT “principal” as generally understood and *used* by man [first in rank, authority, importance, degree, etc., a chief, head, governing or presiding officer, a person who employs another to act as his agent, rule over or upon]; God is a FATHER, and His SON is His express image – God is *servant authority* and mankind has ingress as sons and daughters of the Father, brothers and sisters of Christ, the firstfruits [the active Church, the foundational ekklesia, the *preaching and the witness*, the living Gospel of the Kingdom, the preparatory servant community] considered the very Bride of Christ, His helpmeet; the GOD FAMILY – God is the *principium* [a beginning, a principle; first principles, fundamentals] and as such is the ultimate source, the origin, the cause; God is the natural or original tendency, faculty, or endowment; God is fundamental truth, law, doctrine and motivating force, upon which others are based, ie., moral principles; God is rule of conduct, especially righteousness [adherence to God; integrity; uprightness]; God is an essential element, constituent, or quality, one that produces a specific effect [the active ingredient]; God is scientific law [the scripture of creation, the code of life, intelligent design (this term now co-opted by a fundamentalist definition)]; God is creator and upholds His creation – the universe is God’s tabernacle and the promise is man’s – the God Family is guided by the *high knowledge*, God’s own, within.

MM Book 1 Chapter 4-24

God is *ONE*, Man is ONE, of one blood, of one nation, ISRAEL [all peoples will eventually become "spiritual Israel" and receive Salvation: "And if ye [be] Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” Gal. 3:29] – all of mankind shall be born into the Family of God, ONE COMMON FAMILY; God is NOT a respecter of persons, all are made in the image and likeness of God – there is one bread, one body, one spirit, one hope, one heart, one way, one soul, one mind, one mouth, one accord, one Lord, one Father, one faith, one baptism, one lawgiver, one law, one manner, one sacrifice, one offering, one mediator, one brethren, one in Jesus Christ, one image and likeness; God is the PRIMARY, the ONE !! – GOD the FATHER is the progenitor of ALL mankind !! – the human consanguinity [blood kinship]: ONENESS !!

Ephesians 3:14. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole *family* [G3965] in heaven and earth is named. [Strong's Concordance, patria; lineage - kindred - family 1) lineage running back to some progenitor, ancestry 2) a race or tribe, ie., a group of families, all those who in a given people lay claim to a common origin. The Israelites which distributed into twelve tribes, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob; these were divided into families which were divided into houses 3) family, in a wider sense, nation, people.]

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