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Now Porter you know Christ told us to beware of ducks in vulture’s clothing.

That was quite an experience you had. A test of your faith maybe?
God does strange things in this earth. It’s astonishing
to see. I have not been to the big city in years. I don’t
like them either.
All is vanity. Yes , and yet All Is Of God, quite amazing isn’t it.
We are very blessed here at BT.

Humans love the darkness. I believe this is becoming more and more evident
as humanity tries to live independently of their creator. Sin upon sin upon sin
in an evil time.
Porter, it will be a great day when we all wear stab proof jackets, manufactured
by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, of course they will be whiter than white. :)

What is the sea of sinning humanities darkness compared to the Churches' darkness? What is “darkness”? Isn't it the same as the “shadow” where light is absent under the law of Moses, wrought by human works instead of faith and grace? If it's of faith and grace, why does the Church boast as if it isn't faith and grace?

Heb 10:1  Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.
Heb 10:2  Otherwise, wouldn't they have stopped being offered, since the worshipers, once purified, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

In other words, if the physical rituals of self purification were enough, why did they have to keep doing it? They have to keep doing those rituals and wonderful works because they are unable to believe Jesus' voluntary act of laying down His life was enough to render a not guilty verdict for all of humanity. They do these works which makes them feel righteous while looking down on the rest of sinning humanity. Talk about covetous hypocrites.

So, the law was added to make spiritual sins (such as thou shalt not covet) seem more sinful, as it truly is. I love the Amplified bible's translation for the explanation, as it just nails it.

Gal 3:19  What then was the purpose of the Law? It was added [later on, after the promise, to disclose and expose to men their guilt] because of transgressions and [to make men more conscious of the sinfulness] of sin; and it was intended to be in effect until the Seed (the Descendant, the Heir) should come, to and concerning Whom the promise had been made. And it [the Law] was arranged and ordained and appointed through the instrumentality of angels [and was given] by the hand (in the person) of a go-between [Moses, an intermediary person between God and man].

Rom 7:12  So then, the law is holy, and the commandment (thou shalt not covet) is holy and just and good.
Rom 7:13  Therefore, did what is good cause my death? Absolutely not! On the contrary, sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin might become sinful beyond measure.

The reason the law makes sin seem more sinful is to inspire change in the believer. Look at Paul just rejoicing about it.

2Co 7:9  Now I am rejoicing, not because you were grieved, but because your grief led to repentance. For you were grieved as God willed, so that you didn't experience any loss from us.
2Co 7:10  For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.
2Co 7:11  For consider how much diligence this very thing--this grieving as God wills--has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you have commended yourselves to be pure in this matter.

Psa 51:17  My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.

The law of Moses was just a shadow being cast from the light where God puts His laws into the hearts and minds of the believer to give them a consciousness, to wake them up and to make them alive from the dead works of Moses' law. Hardly anyone who calls Jesus Lord believes this. Because if they did, they would stop doing anything and everything related to outward physical works and rituals. They would see they themselves are beasts whose only hope for them and the world is Jesus and not their selves.

If all parables are about the many called and the few chosen, what do we gain from that knowledge?

Psa 23:1  A Davidic psalm. The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.
Psa 23:2  He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
Psa 23:3  He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name's sake.
Psa 23:4  Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff--they comfort me.
Psa 23:5  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Psa 23:6  Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live.

I was more in danger from the Christians I ran into in the big city than the knife man. The danger was in not loving the Christians. Knife man was easy to love :)

Very, very profound Porter. Thank you for cogitating on this. Very Ray like. You have spent some time on this and it is very thought provoking.

Yes, thanks for your insight Porter.

God Bless You

I guess I don’t really understand .  Love your neighbor as yourself is not a suggestion  .  Pure religion is taking care of the widows and orphans according to the NT - I would say in this day it is those who through no fault of their own cannot take care of themselves .   I know plenty of people who just want to be generous and kind to their neighbor . If that’s self purification it’s because of the state of the heart - which we cannot determine in another .


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