Even though the contents of this work ought to cause all to conflate by the Holy Spirit of truth, that great conflation will include only true Christians who will be the only ones to inherit the kingdom. All will not turn before that time.
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3).
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John 3:5-8).
We are born of our mother's water (amniotic fluid), unless science, technology, and medicine interfere. Regardless, we are only flesh until we are begotten of the spirit that has us doing God's will and not the will of our flesh. Those born of the spirit do God's will and not their own. They are not willful: Selfish (churlish or villainous). Rather than please themselves, they do what pleases God. They serve. The spirit leads them. They follow. They do that in faith for righteousness' sake. They are led to conflation: The real peace and love through truth.
To conflate is to blow together. The truth blows truth seekers together. It conflates all those truly born again of the Holy Spirit of truth. This is what happened in the earliest church where all things were held in common. Each sold his worldly possessions and brought his gifts and abilities for the good of all and the poor. They brought their wealth and laid it at the feet of the Apostles who then saw to everyone's needs out of that common treasury. Each had according to his or her need. None stood in the way of any other's striving for righteousness. The "con" in the English language word "conflate" comes from the Latin "com," and in this context is more as share together. So to conflate is to come together in the spirit of sharing. Only those born again of this truthful and sharing spirit will see or enter the kingdom of God.
A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. (Matthew 21:28-30).
Which one did the will of his father? Learn the depth of repentance and the meaning of true atonement by way of Jesus's teachings and exemplifying life to be enabled to conflate.
What was Jesus's sacrifice? Jesus descended from heaven to earth where he became fully human which included being born with a mind before experiencing this fallen state. This is called tabula rasa or an erased tablet or clean slate of human experiential memory. Being born that way took, and continues to take, away any ability of the satanic spirit to say against Jesus that he was not really human. Satan tries that you know. He says sure Jesus was the Son of God, but he had an unfair advantage. He says humans are still all worthy of annihilation and hell. He says Jesus proved nothing about the redeemability of human kind, Jesus being human himself. That satanic message is a trick, a test, a temptation, to get people to fall away from the truth.
Jesus came to silence the constant accusations of Satan. Satan wants to sift us all out. That is not what Jesus wants. Jesus sees redeeming qualities and came to potentiate all the souls possible, to enlighten us to do righteousness only, to lift us up as he was lifted up. They have to measure up though or they are Satan's to do with as he pleases: Falsehood's to do with as falsehood will with the false hearted.
You see, Satan hates Jesus and hates you. He, his emotional core, sees no redeeming qualities in any of humanity. He demonstrates to God constantly how humans are so easily tempted away from the divine will. He argues for God to allow him to wipe out all of humanity: To make us extinct, souls and all. Jesus on the other hand proved the redeemability of humanity by being fully human and doing the work he did: God's work on earth. He gave his life here for his friends. That showed the greatest redeeming quality: Pure unselfishness and pure faith in God.
He died and went to paradise. "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43). Some say he went to hell. On the third day, he returned here to the flesh body which was resurrected as the sign of Jonah as prophesied. From here, he transfigured and then ascended back into heaven not even leaving a flesh body behind. Hell (death) could not have him.
It was not the first time death (Satan, the great devouring spirit, the great accuser) had not been able to hold people. Others had been raised from the dead. Others had ascended. So what victory did Jesus have?
He conquered death. He refuted Satan. He proved Satan's accusations about the irredeemability of humans as false. He proved that self-sacrifice appeases and agrees with God for many. He proved Satan's kingdom is hypocritical. It has fatal divisions. It will not stand.
That is what the souls of the just to be resurrected are waiting for. This is why we are called to pick up our crosses and follow. We are to show redeemability on the widest scale possible. We are not to rest on Jesus's work and not carry our own crosses. Yes, Jesus released many from sin with his blood (ultimately taking away all the sins of the world), but in doing that he charged us with tasks that if we fail to do we have not truly been washed clean by his blood. We still sin failing to do the deeds. We are to do the deeds and not just pay lip-service to faith. That way is dead. It is a lie perpetuated by those who have usurped and who are unwilling to give and share and bring forth the fruit with patience.
Some other paths lay claim to unselfishness; however, how can they be truly unselfish and fail to give Jesus credit for bringing that divine precept and all the rest of the full truth to light as prophesized through to his ascension?
He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18).
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21).
Which others taught and set the example of just how much unselfish love it takes to reach enlightenment? Jesus alone first taught and set the example that the divine law of love requires us to give everything for the poor, share everything, go out and teach and do the truth and die (to live) for it if necessary, all for the sake of the ultimate peace of others. Jesus's message is the true enlightenment. No other person brought, and died for, the entire message: The full spirit of the law. No others spoke the words that showed where hypocrisy lies, right in the mundane law for the hardhearted. He was prophesied. He met the prophetic requirements perfectly. It cannot be duplicated.
False conservatives twist selfishness into unselfishness
The conservatives, however, don't even lay claim to being on the path of unselfishness. They twist selfishness into unselfishness. It is capitalism. It is how they always react: Making wrong right and right wrong. They are not truly sorry for what they have done. They have not truly apologized to God. They do not bear their crosses, gladdening God, lighting the way to God for others. They have not done work worthy of repentance. They have done nothing leading to being purged so that they may bring forth real fruit.
Do they settle their differences with others? Are they willing?
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. (Matthew 5:25).
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. (Proverbs 25:8).
They twist the meaning of Jesus's ransom, paid for his friends, into an excuse for not having to give and share all. They do this under their doctrine of substitutionary atonement. They say Jesus atoned for them so that they do not have to do anything. That is contrary to Jesus's instructions. It is a half-truth. Jesus atoned for them so that they would have the opportunity to then do righteousness and not to continue right on being selfish.
We are to do everything including carrying our own cross (the symbol of atonement, among other things). We are to do that even to our deaths as the just who will be resurrected, just as surely as Jesus was resurrected.
Jesus ransomed his life so that we would have the opportunity to have the Holy Spirit of truth come to us. It comes to us and reminds us to do as Jesus did. This means that Jesus atoned for us at the same time we are to atone, meaning we are to become at one with God through our repentance that includes necessarily doing worthy deeds. He bought us that opportunity with his life. If we refuse to act on that opportunity for the right reason of unselfishness, how will we be worthy to escape damnation?
The repentant are those who do the Christlike thing of making amends (atoning) in the sight of the God of Jesus, even dying in the flesh also for the message that the LORD saves. They add. They magnify. They cast light. They do all of that while following only Jesus. They do nothing alone. They blaze no new path, for it is not possible to blaze a new path to God. We are to do the deeds in line with Jesus and not on our own in a futile exercise of our own individual egos.
The conservatives, neocons, neoliberals, capitalists, false Christians, false Zionists, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, and others do not believe in this. They refuse. It would mean giving up ill-gotten gain whether physical possessions or emotionally selfish positions.
Jesus lauded Zacchaeus for giving back his ill-gotten gain fourfold and for giving half of all he had to the poor thereby making amends or atoning as an integral part of his act of repenting. Those who wish to argue against this have only to search their souls for the real reason they hate this idea. They have only to come to grips with their grip on their personal possessions and wealth. What are they treasuring? Where are their hearts? What do they love?
This is the conservatives' dilemma. They are tantamount to those of the Pharisees in Jesus's time who did not repent, just as America is the center of the spirit of Babylon that had its arrogant, egocentric Tower of Babel and thick walls leveled to the ground. It spells doom. They teach variously the following:
Capitalism (mammon worship; mutual selfishness);
Militarism (bloodlust that comes of all lusts);
Supremacy of science and technology (blind trust in human arrogance over faith in God);
Laodiceanism (lukewarmness or indifference);
A priesthood of a broken stream of consciousness (apostolic succession); and,
Iconolatry (worshipping graven images); and, among other things, Paganism (often nature worship, such as worshipping Earth and Sun, even though God created nature).
It must be stated that concerning the icons of certain congregations, it is clear that the worshippers do not worship the icons, per se. However, are such icons necessary or a distraction? They remain the handiwork of humans. What value would Jesus place in them? Jesus did not preach in favor of icons or relics or anything of the kind.
We must be born of water and then born of spirit. If we are, we will conflate (be blown together, unified, by the Holy Spirit of truth). As said above, Jesus was born of water, a full human with a clean slate (tabula rasa) of a kind and degree, just as are we all as one kind, so that he could defeat Satan. For the sake of all those who are definitely redeemable, we each must carry our cross to show that Jesus was right. Redeemability is self-sacrifice. It is unselfishness. Satan hates it. He hates Jesus and you whether or not you are righteous. He denies Jesus even though he knows who Jesus is. He still refuses to accede. The children of Satan, those of the spirit of darkness, the selfish, won't give Jesus credit. They won't give you credit either no matter the good works you may do. They'll twist everything to excuse their not giving and sharing all. It is over all of this that the dividing line is established.
The conservatives, neo's, and false Christians are today's Pharisees. They ought to conflate, but the diehards among them will refuse to turn and repent to become at one with God. They will drag the Anglo-American Empire, the spirit of Babylon, and its system based upon the promotion of hyper selfishness, with them into the dust. They will insanely stick to the death with their abominable teachings and with loathsome and detestable deeds. The greedy, violent, and depraved of the whole world will be dragged down with them.
As I mentioned at the outset of this chapter, even though the contents of this work ought to cause all to conflate by the Holy Spirit of truth, that great conflation will include only true Christians who will be the only ones to inherit that kingdom. It is more of the same as with the Gospels themselves over which all ought to have already conflated and would have if it hadn't been for the half-truth artists. There are those who just refuse even at the risk of their own souls.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)