Tender-Conscience, hero of Part Three, awakens...
Tender-Conscience, hero of Part Three, awakens from sleep in the palace of Carnal-Security (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The carnal mind of man is not capable of comprehending the empyreal perfection of God. Instead it erroneously ascribes human characteristics to its Omnipotent Creator. This regretful situation is called “anthropomorphism.” And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man.

 

The carnal mind cannot forgive, so it invented Hell and blamed it on God. The carnal mind cannot comprehend God’s purpose for evil, so it invented an all powerful Devil. The carnal mind doesn’t like suffering, so it invented the Rapture. The carnal mind wants earthly splendor, so it invented the Gospel of Prosperity. The carnal mind wants to be the boss, so it invented the Free Will of man. The carnal mind of man is the god of Modern Christianity. This idolatrous deity is nothing more than an assemblage of human failings. Arising from the perverse limitations of fallen men, this god is stupid, weak, fearful, and vengeful.

 

The god of Modern Christianity is thought to have failed in the garden of Eden. Accordingly, he is now expected to fail as the savior of all men. Having no plan, no power, and no purpose, this incompetent bungler apparently leaves all the really important decisions to man. When men prove to be as foolish as he is, he is then supposed to demand the fiendish revenge of Eternal Torment.

 

All this can be averted, however, if anyone will put a penny in the plate, a cookie in their mouth, and flatter him with their lips- then this little god promises to reward them with earthly riches. This is putrid idolatry at its finest. Ye say that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him.

 

The truth is quite the opposite, for God is not a man, neither is he governed by any human characteristics. God is not subject to physical laws- The bush burned with fire, and was not consumed. God is not afraid of sorrow- The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. God does not experience doubt- Who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me.

 

 God does not know fear- I am understanding; I have strength. God is never confused- Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom. God does not accumulate wealth- For all those things hath mine hand made. God originates terror- He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven. God is not affected by evil- I make peace, and create evil. God is not subject to death- Having neither beginning of days, nor end of life. God’s actions always produce love- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? And he absolutely cannot know failure- All things are of God.

 

God is not human. Though he creates human emotions, he is not subject to any. If his total sovereignty seems incomprehensible, then you have been beguiled by the carnal god of Organized Christianity. Flee this bloodthirsty harlot and toss her puny god in the garbage can of religious dogma. Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

 

Cease now to drag God down to your level, for he exists far above the human sphere. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

 

God’s glorious plan for every man is beyond question. His power is absolute, and nothing has ever contradicted his will. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

  In the ages to come, all things that have occurred in the heavens or on the earth, will be seen to manifest the lovingkindness of God. But for the moment it does not always appear that way. But now we see not yet all things put under him. This is because our comprehension of God’s mind is limited by our short, mortal, perspective. Your Adamic sojourn is a momentary vapor. Your view of the workings of God is but a snapshot, a single still frame in a very long movie.

 

To know God personally, you must leave these limitations behind and meet God in the timeless, solitary, self-existent state, where all things work to accomplish his pleasure. Things may not look right to you today, but just trust him and wait. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

 

 Time is a created dimension, a limitation for created beings only. God dwells outside the dimension of time, and is not subject to its restrictions. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

 

God functions from a perspective of timeless existence and infinite power. From this frame of reference, all things are naked before him. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. The end of every work is as plain to him as its beginning. From his perspective, his work on earth was finished to perfection, before he made the planet. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

 

This is our Heavenly Father, the supreme being of the universe. He embodies the abundance of radiant power. His works are a tempest and his turbulent decisions bolt from his hand to accomplish his will. Out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices.

 

All of history and all the future thrives and lives before him, for he dwells outside the confines of time. His presence permeates every speck in the universe. His power sustains every star and every man. His knowledge penetrates every darkness. His wisdom pervades every action. His workmanship is all that you see. Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

 

 

 

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