Re: The Mind of GOD.
How does a person become acceptable to the CHRISTIAN GOD, The one and only GOD of this UNIVERSE!
Remember that the 'fake Christians,' those that dazzle you with absurd Dogma and doctrine, as well as there HATRED for the LORD. Always seem to imply that Religion, or the Church, is where GOD resides, and therefore Christians must be a part of.
Well, that is all wrong, so what exactly does a Christian need to know that can assure his/her faith in Jesus is acceptable to GOD? For that answer a Christian must know what are the requirements that GOD expects from his people, for example, if you look at the 10 Commandments as written by GOD to Moses, then you can clearly see what is expected.
The Book of Exodus
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Ex 21:17 Lev 20:9 Dt 5:16 27:16 Prov 30:17 Mt 15:4 Mt 19:18 Mark 7:10 Mark 10:19 Luke 18:20 Eph 6:2,3
13 Thou shalt not kill.
Dt 5:17 Mt 5:21 Mt 19:18 Mark 10:19 Luke 18:20 Rom 13:9 James 2:11
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Dt 5:18 Mt 5:27 Mt 19:18 Mark 10:19 Luke 18:20 Rom 13:9 James 2:11
15 Thou shalt not steal.
Dt 5:19 Mt 19:18 Mark 10:19 Luke 18:20 Rom 13:9
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Dt 5:20 Mt 19:18 Mark 10:19 Luke 18:20 Rom 13:9
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
Mark 10:19 Rom 13:9
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
GOD says not to have any other Gods before him, this is a simple requirement.
GOd says to not make any images of other Gods, or to worship them, as he is a jealous GOD, who seeks all LOVE and DEVOTION to him, and not Satan.
So you should pretty much get the idea here that GOD has requirements that must be met by people of the Christian faith, granted not all the requirements can be made by everybody, thus in the great creation of GOD, those who fail the requirements can be acceptable to GOD thru the Blood of Jesus Christ, the LORD and SAVIOR.
Now also it raises the time old argument of wether we are under the Mosaic Law?, the answer is no. Believe it or not some Christians still believe this, think about it, in this day and age, the Mosaic Law? Now let me be very clear here, I'm NOT A BIBLICAL SCHOLAR, nor a THEOLOGIAN, I'm simply a person out here trying to best discover the truths thru my knowledge and reading of the Bible, as well as thru various people of Christian Faith who write and teach about this subject. But basically, being a Christian is not a COMPLICATED IDEAL, although the "Establishment Christianity" would have you believe this.
Note: Finish at a later time...