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of evil to one who is striking at the root." -
Henry David Thoreau
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Above all else, our thinking about God needs to be de-
mystified, because any Revelation from God is vitiated by
making it mystical and confusing, impossible to understand!

Theology ABCs
01/02/2018

A.  The human condition is awful. We are immersed in an environment of uncertainty, competition, frustration, we slog through trials and tribulations, careen from one vicissitude to another, constantly at risk, vulnerable to physical damage and disease, and emotional distress if not outright suffering. All the while we are marching toward the grave, aging and dying, losing our vim, vigor, vitality and virility.

B.  If there is a God, that God must be good in a way that we can relate to in order to get motivated and inspired..

C.  Why wouldn't God be all-the-way good?

D. Who gets to define good? I do, we do.

E.  If you can describe a better package of goodness than what is proposed on this site, let me know what I have left out.

F.  If God is good, then he must offer the totality of our needs and legitimate desires to us in our lifetime.

G.  There is just one issue left to settle in the Universe, and that is whether the human race has enough spiritual virtue to care enough to choose to believe God is this good and to listen for his instructions. So far, evidently we haven't demonstrated this.

H.  The instructions must be simple, reasonable, and pleasant, not arduous, daunting, risky or complicated. As in, "My yoke is pleasant, my burden is light."

I.  Jesus defined sin as missing the mark in terms of our CONCEPT and understanding of God.

J.  Jesus IS the paradigm, showing that God is, was, and always will be totally and only human, that he is the servant, NOT the sovereign potentate..

K.  The Truth that is rational, logical, and reasonable will set us free.

L.  The "God spirit" or attitude of seeking the truth will lead us into all the truth.

M. The life, deeds, and message of Jesus are the final arbiter of what is true about God.

N.  God WANTS to be understood and CAN be understood better than we can understand each other.

O. "And this is eternal life (salvation), that they understand you and he whom you have sent."

P. Seek to come into unity of paradigm, purpose, and values with others.

Q. We are the children of God, especially when we seek the truth about him and ourselves, and children are NOT inherently or indefinitely inferior to their parents.

R. The kingship of the heavens is not a state of mind nor a place but is the state of being privileged and empowered to the same degree as Jesus.

S. It is the unity that Jesus requested that will deliver the kingship of the heavens.

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