10 October 2016

God Misrepresented

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Does anyone, other than God, have a monopoly on the truth as the Truth would explain itself?

Some people would claim such a high stance... and have claimed such a thought throughout the ages.

Will the human mind ever conceive all that there is to know about the “truth”?

In other words, will any human being ever fully know the mind of God?

This man says no, for it is not man's place to occupy such a position.

And regarding the aim of 'finding' God, or defining the ways of the material / observable world, we have several paradoxes to contend with.

One recently discovered reality in science is how an atom can be in two places at once.

Man's search for truth into the invisible reveals that the previously conceived 'laws' of physics don't always apply.

Man is left developing yet newer theories to support the prior paradigm of idea... and thus man's wisdom is frustrated... and more books are written, published and sold.

However, mankind has been given a glimpse not only into the mind of God, and also God's heart... in Yeshua Christ.

Amen.

Regarding some of the harsh things read in the covenant God made with people from the past (as quoted in the Old Testament / Hebrew bible), some people propose the question:

"If" there is a God, how then can the testimony regarding killing infants have possibly been done according to the God that Yeshua reveals?

Following this question's logic, one may conclude that since all of us taste death in one form or fashion (with very few exceptions), that God is unjust in having mankind go through the pain, fear or discomfort of death.

Going further, we think the stillborn child of today has been robbed of their time on earth... yet some people living today are wishing to die soon so their suffering ceases... and sadly make the effort to remove themselves from this world.

There is something about the stillborn written somewhere... something worth reflecting on, I say.

Let us consider, with clarity and logic and whichever other faculty we currently have:
A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness its name is shrouded. Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man—even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place? 
- Ecclesiastes 6: 3-6
We can conclude, agree or disagree, using our logic, the many ways we would / could consider God to be unjust, or somehow 'wrong' as we would understand things from our limited point of view, we being mortals only as wise as the previous day.

To think that a child killed as an infant, returning to the original question, is somehow robbed of life, is I think having a warped and limited view of the God we have come to know.

Is it just and 'right' to call God unjust for extinguishing any person's life, even a child that we can consider to be innocent?

Returning also to the reality that all mankind is to pass through death (again with few exceptions), or the transition out of the mortal / physical body, do we somehow conclude that God is unjust when those whose flesh ceases yet their soul continues onto eternal life?

Let us consider again that man has arrived at observing the atom to reside in two places at once.

If such a reality shatters our perceived paradigm of reality, is the idea that the energy powering our souls / spirits (although energy is not spirit, but for the sake of discussion the two are poorly referenced as similar) lives on beyond the material vessel of the human body?

God's testimony speaks of the innocent seeing justice, those who are seen in God's eyes as not being outside His grace.

So how can man's rationalizing (limited) mind then conclude God is unjust in taking any person's life, no matter how old or how young, when we do not know who are found to be justified or rejected by God?

It says elsewhere the children are not condemned for their parent's sin, and vice versa.

God's grace is beyond our measure of logic.

The same logic can assist us in concluding that the only sinless man to ever live, although being innocent according to their obedience to God in not trespassing God's law nor trespassing against any other person, was predestined to suffer death for the sake of us all.

Man's logic fails to wrap their conception around this thought, but such has been established as the sole atoning sacrifice for all of mankind.

The innocent for the guilty; the pure for the filthy; the righteous for the unrighteous.
But now in Christ Yeshua you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 
- Ephesians 2: 13
When reading Romans 2, a great mystery is revealed to mankind regarding God's righteous judgment of peoples and ages past and present.

That chapter reveals that God will reveal an accurate judgment of men's souls according to what is unseen and not understood by men.

Who is to say that the children previously 'massacred' in ancient times, or in present times, will not be the very ones that we will all witness praising God and found in His glory, being removed from further turmoil on earth.

Who is to say that the people we considered smitten by God and unjustly removed from the flesh are not those who, in God's grace to them, we brought into His grace in a timely manner unbeknownst to men's limited view?

If the goats will be identified and removed by the angels at the end, why do men suppose they can clearly identify those who are / are not the just and chosen of God according to fleshly eyes?

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