Answering the Question of HOW: A Letter

For the Christian, “how” addresses the process in its entirety and even though we can affirm that we would not know everything and the mechanisms that bring them, we are left to contend with the very crack in our faith when asked the process of it all. But not the Christian alone. Ask how the big bang happened...oh-yes, we are getting somewhere. You'll be asked how GOD happened, too, and then we can all begin to scratch at the very feebleness of our wits. But one of us would be closer if we took opposing sides – that's for sure.

A REPLY TO THE LEGION

There is this fear of the followers which guides them to protect the opinion of their leader. "The leaders has to be right,'' says the follower. If the leader is sane then we are sane for following a sane person. If the leader is foolish, then we are all fools one way or the other. The follower falls prey to defending the leader because in so doing, the follower is defended. If you strike the head, the body does fall and so the body defends the head one way or the other. If you want to dispatch the sheep, hang the shepherd. It happens to the best of us, when the integrity of the head is at stake, the body either defends the head or seeks ways to self-preserve the rest of the members. The best of humanity knows this: attack the problem and the symptoms shall flee. Elijah knew this when he challenged Baal through the Carmel Mountain contest.

THE TEACHER’S TRUST

If we don't say these things the way we should – the way that pleases GOD and exalts HIM above our intentions, we shall be judged. If we are not teachers when we should be, we shall be judged and if say we are teachers when – indeed – we should not be, we shall be judged for that which we were not made to defend seeing that we have abandoned our job for the protection of the interest of heaven upon the earth.

The Need for Identity in the Course of Christianity

Even though the message is greater than the messenger – but not the sender, who is GOD – identifying the messenger grants a subtle validation to the message. For example, the guiltless can’t speak of guilt in good faith just as the atheist cannot say that “GOD is good” and remain as they are.

The Burial of Moses: A lens on Consequence, Evidence, benevolence and Tense (Part One)

The FOURTH issue is that with contention comes a digression from progression to regret. Someone remembers the past and begins to not just doubt but specifically wish they had not known the truth or met the truth personified in JESUS; someone thinks they should not submit to GOS's sovereignty and in this, humanity begins a movement to accuse GOD: not by words, alone, but by actions or worse: by intentions which fight GOD more than we know.

“Where are you?”

We've all been there...here...wherever you are; listening to this or reading this. We've all ran away, curled into our shells in hopes of self-preservation as the nearest form of salvation. We've all left where we were or where we were kept; we've all been displaced, dislocated (not by bone alone but away from joy or the magnitude of peace). We've all been distant from GOD and it’s always by our own making.

LEAD US KNOT INTO TEMPTATION

Can we run away from temptations? Yes, but we shouldn't because temptations help us tell our proximity to truth, our age in the reprise of faith, our inner state to GOD, our remote state that we are ready to be used by GOD – upon completion; they tell the enemy to be clear because nothing they do can derail us and nothing new can impale our thinking which is set on GOD.