You must get THERE
H. Mark Edward
The One, True Life of God &
All that is Of HIs "I AM" Identity
Thus, just as we see that we must accept that God possesses an entirely different quality of Life from we mortal humans, we must also accept that He possesses a different Body and Quality of Eternal and Absolute “Truth”; Truth which is just as qualitatively different from our temporal finite and relative “truth” as His Life is from our separated psuche “lifes”. Also, equipped with this deeper understanding of such qualitative dualities, we can now perhaps better appreciate the need for the dual dialectic as the necessary instrument used for “translating” between man’s temporal, reasoned, dialectic “truth” and God’s “Absolute, Spiritual Truth”. We applied this to the subject of “truth” in Chapter Six of Book Four; specifically as it related to the question the Roman Procurator Pontius Pilate posed to Jesus in his voir dire of him, “What is truth?”.
On the distinctly separate quality of God's TRUTH:
On the distinctly separate quality of God's "Faith" compared to that which religion and the world mistakenly label as "faith"....
...[God's] Faith is not innately in, and cannot be generated by, any mortal human being. Not one. We can only have His Faith in us WHEN He Gives it to us and, most importantly, in the manner He alone Prescribes. Since what the world refers to as “faith” is a recognized prerequisite to any approach to God (by any religion; i.e., one has to first believe a ‘god” exists and is “there”), we have concluded logically that human-generated “faith” (Greek; “elpis” and/or “pisteuo”) is not the same as God’s Faith (Greek; “Pistis”). Rather, human “faith” is thus more accurately referred to as hope or belief. “elpis” in the Greek refers specifically to mere human “hope” (Str. G1680-- ἐλπίς, el-pece'; meaning a weak hope which is overshadowed by the haunting fear of the worst, and “pisteuo” in the Greek (Str. G4100; πιστεύω, peest-yoo'-ō); which the Bible defines as mere “intellectual faith”, and what I refer to herein as temporal (worldly) faith (denoted with a small letter “f” to distinguish it from God’s Faith).
On the nature of doubt, disbelief, and being "weak in faith"
You cant get THERE
There is One Body, and One Spirit, even as you are called in One Hope of your Calling; One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:4-6
For who makes any of you to differ from another? and what do you have (Faith) that you did not Receive from God? Now, if you have received it from God, why do you glory, as if you have not received it?
1 Corinthians 4:7
In whom we have boldness and access with Confidence by the Faith of (from) Him.” Ephesians 3:12
This explains, readers, why there is always a nettlesome, lurking doubt in our minds about God’s Power and Promises towards us. That is NOT the devil trying to ridicule your "faith" (although he does do that until you learn how to stop him). It is God "hinting" that your own "faith" does not exist, and is insufficient to enter into His Promises and His Rest. Our mistaken label of “faith” for what God intended to be mere weak and insufficient human "belief" cannot ever bring us to 100% unshakeable, True, Perfect Faith; a Faith that lifts the “burden” of our own misplacement of the responsibility on ourselves and our doubts, and instead ushers us into the “Rest” of the Lord’s Ability, where we find true Confidence toward God. Once again, we should all see clearly that--surprise, surprise--it is not God who is deficient in any way; but …us! He truly has Given us ALL Things that pertain to Life and Godliness! (2 Peter 1:3)
Chapters & Topics Covered:
FOREWORD (Repeated in all Books)
The "Work" of God We Must Do: BELIEVE! John 6:29 -- The "End-game": Mark 8:35 - Lose your "psuche life" for God's Zoe Life Ephesians 4:13 - UNTIL: The Unity of our Perfection Hebrews 4:1 - Enter into God's "Rest" The Root of All Un-Belief: "Popular" ("Vanity") Christianity
The Distinction of the Two "Lifes" Woven Within All Scripture --The One, True, Zoe Life of God --All Physics of "Reality": Quarks, Hadrons, & the Higgs Boson --Albert Einstein quote and the "illusion" of our reality
There is Only One "Real" Truth: God's --Relative Essence: Reality, and “Anti-reality”
There is Only One True Righteousness: God's
There is Only One True "Faith": Jesus Christ's
The Enormity of Two Small Words: The "in - of" Paradox --The Author and Finisher of Our Faith (Hebrews 12:2)
Renewing Your Mind: Romans 12:2 EPILOGUE (Repeated in all Books)
What we perceive to be reality is merely an illusion; albeit a very persistent one.