Just a quick question BLL.<quoted text>The law was given with the intention of re-establishing what was lost in the garden. From the beginning, the law was to assist us in building a relationship with the epitome of righteousness. What was expected then is expected now. We're to learn the spiritual aspects of the law until we no longer need the law as a guide. This is where Israel failed, but where we're supposed to succeed.
<quoted text>Such a thought hinders spiritual growth. If we couldn't reflect our Godhead, no such instructions would exist.
<quoted text>Incorrect, my friend.
Our anointed Savior not only came to be a perfect example of how we all should think, act, react, and speak, but he taught us how to accomplish this, also, by teaching us the spiritual aspects of the law. Knowing that perfection is a gradual process, we've been granted sufficient grace to help each and every one of us, in times of need.
<quoted text>He came to reform Judaism, first and foremost. He came to fulfill what Israel became dependent on. He came to fulfill those laws that Israel considered greater, or even preferred more, than actual obedience to the moral law of love.
<quoted text>Not to watch us fail, no. But, this is a probationary period. "Grace," after all, is synonymous with "probation," is it not? We've been given grace, which means that the judgment of death has been removed for a time. During this period, we're to (re-)condition our minds and hearts to live according to the spiritual aspects of the law, as this will prove our desire to live in the kingdom of glory.
<quoted text>Actually, he didn't. He taught what the nation of Israel neglected. Does not Proverbs 24:9 warn, "The thought of foolishness is sin"? It might seem more strict, but the intention is to eradicate temptation, as temptations come from within.
<quoted text>...says the member of only one of the myriad of denominations that accuse all others of the same.
<quoted text>Of a surety, the prophets, apostles, and disciples, were all accused of the same.
<quoted text>The books called "Matthew," "Mark," "Luke," and "John," are still "the gospel." This is why, at Luke 4:18, our anointed Savior is quoted as quoting the prophet Isaiah. "Gospel" means "good news."
<quoted text>If you don't mind my asking, where do you receive your knowledge? And please, don't say, "the Holy Spirit," as you'll be only one of a billion plus.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Until next time...
If your children ( if you have children)
came to you and said -Dad, we just can't be perfect like you. We don't want meet anyone in life , in fear we might goof up and sin before we get married. We don't want to ask Jesus into our hearts, in fear that we have to be perfect in every way like you do .
I feel like Dad, we will loose our 'free will. And another Dad, I would want the Holy Spirit to guide me and give unto me knowledge of Jesus, but you would say - I am a liar.
So Dad, how to I get out of this religion thing? after I leave home?
BLL, would you disown your children if this really happened?