Article IX – Part 3 Message To God’s Remnant
DELIVER US FROM EVIL – God’s Foundation
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT – TO KNOW GOD’S RIGHT WAY – TO IMPROVE AND EMPOWER OUR LIVES AND – TO LEARN TO PUT INTO PRACTICE THE PRINCIPALS ALSO EVIDENT IN THE LAWS OF NATURE.
All scripture that is God inspired is useful and profitable to us for teaching us what is true, right and just. [2 Tim.3:16] We must not Remove the old landmarks GOD our great Creator has put in place. [Prov.22:28]
Part 3. Foundation – Principals (Laws) of God – 1) “LOVE the LORD your GOD with all your heart, mind and body” this is the first and greatest commandment; 2) LOVE yourself as God loves you and then you can love your neighbor with that same LOVE as yourself; all the other commandments and demands of the prophets stem from these two laws. Mat.22:37-40
Responsibly LOVE yourself because it will blossom into loving and accepting others as yourself – practice LOVE and understanding according to God’s laws; through logical thinking [you have to allow God to change your thinking into his way of thinking], you will find the right action and perception. Give to those who ask of you, if they make their requests in honesty. Turn away from those who want to borrow in a dishonest way.
A Key – Be STILL so you come to KNOW that GOD, the I AM, is within you. Find a place and time where you can take a break from your doings and goings [distractions] and concentrate on God who is present in you with his great love. Stay quiet until your mind gets calm and still. It is so important to learn to know him by personal experience, to talk together and share wonderful happenings as a result. [Ps.46:10]
Rememember the “Golden Rule”?” Everything you wish people would do to you, do likewise to them.” This is a law of God [who is spirit] and his creation, which has been delivered through the prophets. [Mat.7:12] Everything we do should be done with the awareness of God’s presence and the fact that our spirit is an intrigal part of God himself. GOD’S laws are logical as seen in nature before mankind polluted it, and therefore should be followed or the people on earth will bring to themselves trouble in great masses. It’s no wonder this earth is so messed up in many ways. [Mat.22.40]
God’s laws ( he is the Creator of all things) are a determination, and therefore a predetermination for things to come. The laws of nature are revealed to those who honestly seek the truth.
JUDGING – [to criticize and condemn] Judge not without first looking at one’s own hypocrisy; judging stems from impure thoughts of self-righteousness, self condemnation, self justification and or arrogance to make ourselves feel better. “Judge not illogically for whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged, and with whatever measure you measure, you will be measured.” Through self examination (with love), learn first how to recognize your own faults so you may help others correct their faults as well with love. [Mat.7.1-5]
Murder – You must not murder. Guilty are those who kill when not acting in self-defense, according to God’s laws of life as also in the laws of nature. However, you have the right to defend yourself. Soldiers required to fight in war are exempted as are happenings that cause life to expire by unintensional accidents. On the otherhand, if you contemplate murder, you’ve already done it in your heart, whether you kill the person or not.
HEALING – Regardless of how much a person may suffer, the infinite power of their spirit, which is an integral part of God himself is immeasurably great and has the ability to conquer every illness and hardship! Mankind is beginning to wake up to this truth.
SUICIDE – is the determination to cause one’s own death. People have the free will to exercise authority over themselves and they can decide to cause their own death.
BUT GOD doesn’t want any one of his people to die, and he never has!
The laws of Christ say that no event or situation justifies suicide, and this includes suicide carried out by someone else, such as a hired murderer or mercy killer. God lets things happen to end your life if you don’t want to go on living. However, every pain and mistake is a pathway to wisdom and knowledge and comprehension by which a person’s spirit is matured. Therefore, suicide is to be considered as an act of deplorable cowardice and callous irreverence toward God and the life he gives us.
Most of us know death by suicide looks more and more like a desirable way of escape for those seeking to avoid the difficulties they face in the land of the living. We feel bad for those who choose to end their God-given life, it is not a peaceable way to go. We know God who loves them desires to help and intervene with their problems. While there is life, there is hope for the wounded and hurting person for God will take them through their terrible time of despair when the only answer they can see is self destruction. God nurses those who are weak and sick and soothes their pains and worries. He is merciful to the faint of heart.
All a person has to do is CALL out to God, put your trust in him at the same time as your time of trouble, confess your sins and ask his forgiveness of them so he can rescue you. As you wait, the answer will come the way God wants to answer – it will always be best for you. Just give him a chance and then give him lots of praise. End