If GOD must be tempted, if GOD must be rejected, if GOD must be persecuted and prosecuted, if GOD must be alienated from society, hated by those GOD comes to save, sidelined by those GOD has saved, betrayed, denied or lied against just to get what GOD wants, then GOD would get what GOD wants.
We are what happens when GOD writes, breathes, dances, journeys, sings, smiles...some of us...scratch that...we are all - at some point in life - what happens when GOD cries: for joy, for pain, in concern, for (our) repentance, for peace, for humanity or for soul. We are the weeping of heaven.
Nothing in the Bible says doom to human beings if we really let our prides stop talking to us instead of GOD (Proverbs 11:2; 16:18). I would always turn to the Holy Bible as an authority of written instruction for living because in it, I see the very power of and to salvation.
In contending with Empty Pages, I've gotten a glimpse of what it must feel to contend with empty hearts or willing minds that are oppressed and in need of salvation. In fighting the emptiness, to take off the void, in thriving to establish the form which had been less – before now – I see a little piece of how GOD is willing to see to the human end that it meets the purpose of why all this began.
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.
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.
With the coming of GOD into the authority of our hearts comes the unveiling of the law of grace engraved in our consciences. In grace, we have this law and it is to love. In grace we have this law: to love GOD and then to love others as we love our own selves; to love life; to love the death that brings life in crucifixion; to love joy and the peace of truth; to love and to love for that is the new law.
It is an error for the Christian to be in support of that or those who are not in support of the work of GOD in humanity which is predominantly to reinstate the value of creation into the composition of humanity – by faith.
it's also important to state that it is the Christian thing to imitate...to destroy the wrong hierarchies especially those who have no GOD in them. It's the Christian thing to do...destruction of evil for the creation of good is the Christian thing to do.