Whither the Spirit?
The silence of the damned

In the image of God

...continued from Great Expectations

The Bible is a book that records the relationship of humans to their Creator and proceeds on the basis that God made man in his own image. It was no fault of the Creator that man decided to exchange the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of the image of corruptible man.

Thus, after the Fall came the necessity for a change in the attitude of man towards God. That man should not remain in darkness about his relationship to God, the Bible came into being. However, the darkness that it has taken away has been replaced by the darkness of those mysteries taught in theological colleges that keep countless Christians in a bondage of fear.

That these religious mysteries had their origin in a source far removed from the Hebrew bible should be obvious to any student of ancient history.

The question at issue is whether Scripture or doctrine should take precedence. Teachings such as the Trinity are attacked solely because they are unscriptural.

The Bible places before us God's great plan from the time of Creation to the time of physical rebirth in the Kingdom of God. It works methodically through several phases toward the realisation of the ultimate ideal - the Kingdom of God on earth.

The doctrine of the Trinity serves no purpose other than to make understanding of the Kingdom plan quite impossible.

Comments

nedbrek

Quick question, how do you interpet 2 Corinthians 5:21:

"For he hath made Him {Jesus} [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."
(also Hebrews 4:15)

compared with:

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
(also 1 Kings 8:46)

vynette

Nedbrek

In forthcoming posts, I will be addressing the question of 'sin'. This will involve a comprehensive analysis of Pauline theology and will deal with entire scriptural themes not just individual texts. For instance, the texts you quoted require an understanding of Paul's definition of 'sin'.

For an 'appetiser' though:
Jesus became the first-born in the Kingdom of God at the resurrection.

All who undergo a self-imposed spiritual crucifixion and resurrection gain admittance to the Kingdom of God;

All reborn Christians are also begotten of God.

All reborn Christians share the same Father-Child relationship with God as does Jesus of Nazareth.

All reborn Christians CANNOT sin.

'Original Sin' is unscriptural.

As you can see, the exposition of all these themes will require a lengthy series of posts so I will just ask for your patience until then.

Thanks
Vynette

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