Sunday's Thoughts
by Alice-Alexandra-Sofia
 

5_May_2015

The  Door into the Future

Invincibility

The Greatest Gifts

Wisdom and the Riches

 

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

The  Door into the Future

 

I am the door.

If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved,

and will go in, and will evolve*1*, and will find pasture…

{John 10:9}

…I came that they may have life, and may have abundantly…

{John 10:10}

I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.

No one comes to the Father except through Me

{John 14:6}

 

 

Lord God Jesus Christ said {John 10:9}:

 

Εγω ειμι η θυρα; δι Εμου εαν τις εισελθη, σωθησεται, και εισελευσεται και εξελευσεται*1*, και νομην ευρησει

I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and will evolve*1*, and will find pasture.

 

In traditional translations [*], the words of God are conveyed as the following: “I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and will go out, and will find pasture.” Thus, the translation of εξελευσεται is “will go out”, as of the verb in the future tense derived of either εξελευσομαι, which is already the future tense of a verb  εξερξομαι – to leave, to go out, to come forward, to advance, or  εξελαυνω/εξελαω  – to send in exile, to drive out, to send out.

However, εξελευσεται [[in the contemporary Greek, εξελισσεται: will progress, will expand, will evolve]] is a derivative of εξελεως  (development, evolution) from εξελισσω – to become; to unfold; to develop; to evolve); it has the root –ξε- that originates cluster of words with meanings of growth, development, evolution, advancement (for instance, such as  εξελιξη/εξελεως – evolution, and εξεχω – to be placed higher, to excel, to advance, to stand out).

Our God is the Lord of knowledge {1 Kings 2:1–3}; the knowledge that He gives is the everlasting life {John 17:1–3}; He is the Perfect Omnipotent Love {Matthew 5:43–48; 1 John 4:8–17}, and one of His attributes is the Absolute Good*2*. It means that

 

everything that may come in the presence of God will evolve

[[will become the child of God born of God]] ––

through knowledge and wisdom/power*3* given by God ––

into the completeness of perfection

only the being that, with the power given by God

[[that is with the knowledge and wisdom given by God]]

and because of grace - mercy and love of God,  

has evolved into the completeness of perfection,

would take his place (νομην) in the perfect world, in which God is the Light

{Isaiah 60:1–3; John 1:1–18; 3:3–21, 27; 9:5; 12:44–50; 15:4–5;

1 Peter 1:3–25; 2:1–10; 2 Peter 1:1–11; 1 John; Revelation 21; 22:5}

 

Furthermore, the Law given by God initiated the evolution of the human mind, which had

a/ to learn the Law and to embody it into own existence {Deuteronomy 30:9–20}

b/ to establish the human civilization within the heathen*4* world, in which the nations lived in ignorance and perplexity, because they

 

lived by bestiality and ruthlessness of their imagined “gods” that polluted the world

and were abomination to God

{Exodus 34:10–17; Leviticus 18; 19; 20; 1 Peter 4:3–6; Romans 1}

↓    ↑

fed their idols with living beings whom they sacrificed to empower figments of their imagination

making them into their gods/idols*5*

were fed by the vine of Sodom and Gomorrah – the rage of the serpents and incurable rage of the asps

{as it is said in: Deuteronomy 32:16–17, 31–33; Isaiah 59:3–15}

that is by the false knowledge produced by the corrupted human imagination,

which from the youth is intently bent upon the evil

{Genesis 8:21}

 

c/ to bring the heathens to God the Creator {Isaiah 56; Zacharias 8:23}.

Consequently, the one could infer that, if the knowledge given by God initiates the evolution of the human mind through transforming the creature of flesh into the spiritual being – the child of God born of God Who is the Spirit {John 1:12–13; 3:5–8; 4:23–24}, the evolution definitely could be promised by the Word–God through Whom everything comes into being and growth to the full potential of the good {John 1:1–13; 2 Peter 1:2–11}. The omnipotent power of Almighty God, which the mind perceives as the knowledge of God and the ability–wisdom to apply it toward own daily life, empowers the one

 

to enter to evolve  to take his place  to have the abundant life within the world of God

{John 10:9–10}

 

In the Old Testament, David the prophet speaks of his earnest desire that he should dwell in the house of the Lord all his life and contemplate delight of the Lord {του θεωρειν με την τερπνοτητα ΚυριουPsalm 26(27):4}, for His mercy is better than life {Psalm 62(63):3}. Thus, if the presence and mercy of God are more valuable than the very life is, who would ever “go out,” if he was chosen to be allowed to “go in”?

Besides, from the practical point of view, it is not possible to imagine that a being who has entered (“will go in”) the realm of God the Spirit, the new world that has no grief, suffering, and in which neither evil nor death exists {John 17; Revelation 21:1–7, 9–26; 22:1–5, 14}, would ever go out (“will go out”) – back into the temporal world of suffering and death: nor apostasy*6* nor any of the evils known by men nor any of the carriers/servants of the arch–evil endures the presence of God; it means that those who have the potency to “go out” will never be empowered to “go in.”

In the New Testament, the parable of the closed door {Luke 13:25–28} confirms that going out of the one who received {John 3:27} the greatest treasure – the presence of God – is simply improbable*7*.

Furthermore, in the antiquity, the word νομη interpreted as pasture, had several meanings: pasture, feeding [[e.g., αιμα νομη του σωματος: blood (is) feeding (of) the body – by Plato, IV century BC]], nourishment, food, portion, and lot. In the contemporary Greek, νομη means also possession and occupancy.

The consequent {after John 10:9} words of the Lord concerning the abundant life {John 10:10} sustain the expectation of the completeness and perfection of the promised νομην (pasture, portion, occupancy) that the one could not even imagine in this world {cf.: John 17; 1 Peter 1:3–25; Romans 8:28–30; 2 Corinthians 12:1–4; Psalm 51(52):8–9; 91(92):12–14; Revelation 21; 22:1–5}.

In summary, the exact translation of the words of God {John 10:9} –

 

Εγω ειμι η θυρα; δι Εμου εαν τις εισελθη, σωθησεται, και εισελευσεται και εξελευσεται, και νομην ευρησει

should be

“I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and will evolve, and will find pasture”

 

This translation is in compliance with other texts of the Holy Scriptures:

– in John 3:17, the Lord says that He was sent that the world might be saved (σωθη) through Him

– in John 6:48–58, the Lord says that

He is the Living Bread that came down from the heaven

that anyone may eat it and not die

His Flesh is the Food and His Blood is the Drink:

the one partaking of His Flesh and drinking of His Blood has the everlasting life

even as the Living Father sent Him and He lives through Him,

also the one partaking Him will live through Him

the one shall live by the Word–God as the Word–God lives by God the Father,

and shall abide in the Word–God as the Word–God abides in God the Father

 

– in Psalm 16(17):15, David speaks of the future when the one shall appear in righteousness before the Lord and will be χορτασθυσομαι εν τω οφθηναι την δοξαν Σου – nourished (fed/filled up) with contemplating the Glory of the Lord. Lord Jesus Christ is the Glory of God {Exodus 33:19–22; John 1:14; 5:45–47; 10:30; 11:40; 12:39–41; 17; Isaiah 6:1–10}; thus, the prophet knew and told the others that by contemplating (learning–understanding–absorbing) the knowledge of God, the human soul–heart–mind is nourished/fed.

Explaining God the Father to His creation {John 1:17–18; 3:1–21; 4:7–26; 6:27–69; 8:23–47; 10; 14; 15; 16; 17}, the Lord says that God is the Spirit and those worshiping Him must worship in spirit and truth {John 4:23–24}:

– the Truth is Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Word–God {John 14:6} Who came to save the world and to give to His followers the knowledge of the only One True God that is the everlasting life {John 3:16; 17:3}

– the Spirit is the Holy Spirit, Who, because of the Word–God, comes to dwell in and abides with those who love Lord Jesus Christ by observing His words, by keeping His commandments and embodying them into own life; He guides them into all the Truth bestowing upon them that He takes from Λογος/Αγια Σοφια – the Word–God, the Holy Wisdom of God {John 14:15–26; 16:7–16}.

What, then, does it mean to be nourished by the Flesh and Blood of Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God, Who is the Word–God and One with the Father {John 1:1–5; 10:30; 14:9–10; 17}?

The meaning of the words of the Word–God concerning His Flesh and His Blood that are the everlasting life for those who partake in Him, unfolds in the explanation that

1. the human child of God – a spiritual being that is prepared for the eternity with God – lives by the Holy Spirit that comes from God the Father through Lord Jesus Christ to those who love Him by keeping His commandments {John 14:15–17}

2. only those who live by the Word–God and in whom the Holy Spirit abides (that is those who are born of God and live by the Holy Spirit) enter the life everlasting {John 1:1–13; 3:1– 21; 14; 15; 16; 17; 1 John}

3. only the spiritual being who is carrying the image and likeness of God [[created in Christ and by Christ {James 1:17–18; 1 Peter 1; 2; 1 John; Ephesians 1; 2; Galatians 3:26–29; 5}]] and who is living by the Holy Spirit [[Who comes to dwell in those who love God and who are loved by God {John 14:21–27; 15:9–12}]] may be empowered to enter the realm of God the Spirit

4.  life by God is life in the Word–God (with the knowledge and wisdom given by God) and by the Holy Spirit (with the power given by God)

5.  for this life, the temporal world composed from the temporary structured matter [[the temporal end–product of the particular cycle or purposeful transformation of the divine energy into the temporary structured matter arranged for accomplishment of some purposes of God]] is irrelevant: even if the one who lives by Lord Jesus Christ dies in the temporal material world, he shall live forever in the realm of God the Spirit, because he has been born of God the Spirit and lives by the Holy Spirit {Matthew 10:28–31; John 1:1–18; 3:3–21, 27, 31–36; 4:23–24; 11:25–26; 14; 15; 16; 17}

6.  for the one who loves Lord Jesus Christ and confirms his love by keeping His commandments, the Word–God becomes Στερεωμα*8* – the foundation and the construction material (as bread is the construction material for a human body, and as blood is maintenance–feeding of a body)

7.  a Christian is a field of God, and construction (οικοδομη) of God having being built up on Στερεωμα – the Living Cornerstone, Lord Jesus Christ – into the holy temple: the dwelling place of God the Spirit {John 14; 15; 16; 17; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16–17; 6:19–20; 2 Corinthians 6:16–18; Ephesians 2:19–22}. 

 

In summary: with the Word–God, on the knowledge of the Word–God, and by the Word–God, because of Whom the Holy Spirit comes from God the Father {John 14; 15; 16; 17}, a human being evolves into the immortal child of God destined for the eternity in the presence of God. The immortal child of God is the new being created by the Word–God and in the Word–God – by Christ and in Christ: he is born of God by the Word of Truth; he receives the everlasting life because he became the likeness of the Word–God that lives by the Holy Spirit coming from God {John 1:1–18; 3:3–21, 27, 31–36; 4:23–24; 10; 14; 15; 16; 17; James 1:17–18; 1 Peter 1; 1 John; Ephesians 1:3–14; 2:10–22; 4:20–24; Colossians 1; 2; 3}.

Hence, the soul of the Christian – a new creation of God – becomes the likeness of the Word–God {James 1:17–18; 1 John 3:1–3}, which is prepared for acceptance of the Holy Spirit; his mind that is focused*9* on God and lives by God by fulfilling the greatest commandments {Matthew 22:36–40; Mark 12:28–34; Luke 10:25–37} and by becoming the embodiment of the Law*10*, is fed by the divine energy and is empowered to comprehend and to absorb the knowledge of God, and therefore, to evolve for acceptance of the divine gift of the Perfect Love – the gift of knowledge of God and wisdom that the Holy Spirit bestows on those who love God and live by His Word {John; 1 John}. 

Thus, when the Lord says {John 10:9} that He is the Door, that through Him the one will be saved, will go in and will evolve*1*, and will find the pasture (food–lot–portion–occupancy), God reveals the future that He prepared for those who love Him, hear His voice, accomplish His will, comprehend the knowledge that He gives – the knowledge that is the everlasting life, and follow Him into the new world, the Kingdom of God, where they will reign [[νομην ευρησει - find occupancy]] forever {John 10:1–30; 17; 1 Peter 1:3–9; Revelation 21; 22:1–5, 14}.

Through Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God, a human being enters the Kingdom of God; with Him, he evolves into the immortal child of God; because of Him, he becomes the occupant of the new world: the child, the slave of God, the new being who carries the Name of God and reigns in the presence of God forever – indeed, all of man is in God, and God is the all for man…

 

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Notes:

 

*1* In the theological terms, evolution might be defined as comprehension of knowledge of God – the knowledge that is the everlasting life {John 17}. If the one finds the Door into the Kingdom of God, it means that the one has been empowered to comprehend the knowledge of God that is the everlasting life and therefore, his evolution into the immortal child of God destined for the eternity with God is initiated.

Consequently, the degree of evolution [[advancement]] of man is

1/ evaluated by his ability to embody the words and commandments of God into his daily existence – his thoughts, words, and deeds

2/ manifested through

a/ the deeds of love, mercy, and assistance to the others

b/ the abilities to create the good for the others

c/ mercy and love to the others –

 

– all of them (a, b, c) committed in righteousness and truth, in imitation of God {Matthew 5:21–48; Luke 6:26–49; John 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; James 2:13–26; 2 Peter 1:2–11; 1 John 3:14–21; Ephesians 8:1–2}.  

For instance, the Old Testament is the reality, within which the evolution of the mind as cognition of God began, while the mind, still, cannot see God and live. However, the mind has to learn three main lessons:

1/ own nature – the Law of God

2/ how to live by each word coming from God – according to own nature that is the Law of God

3/ how to love God and the others, because love is the essence of the Law

{Deuteronomy 8:3; 30:8–20; Matthew 22:36–40}.

 

Then, the New Testament unfolds as the phase of revelation and absorption of the new knowledge for those who learned to live by the Law of God – the knowledge of God given through His Son, the Word–God. This knowledge is the everlasting life and the one who comprehends it enters the new reality – the realm of God the Spirit, in which the mind is empowered to exist in the presence of God through the eternity.

The main lessons of this phase of evolution, which is in the knowledge of God the Spirit given by His Son, the Word–God, include the following {in: Matthew 4:4; 5:48; 11:27–30; 16:21–26; 26:36–46; Luke 6:35–36; John 4:23–24, 31–38; 6:27–69; 13:1–17, 34–35; 14; 15; 16; 17; James 1:17–25; 1 Peter 1; 2; 1 John; Ephesians 1; 2; Deuteronomy 8:3}:

1/ a human soul–heart–mind (the inner man or the essence of man) lives by the Word–God as a human body lives by bread

2/ the eternal life is in knowledge of God and the Word–God Whom God the Father has sent to save the world

3/ a human being must become imitation of the Absolute Good of God – His Love, His mercy, His Perfection

4/ a human being must become an image (imitation) of Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God, for Whom the will of God the Father is the Absolute that must be accomplished above all

5/ the eternity with God is opened to the one who became the creation of Christ and in Christ.

In general, the evolution is the breakthrough, the exit from the completed phase of existence, when the mind that has completed absorption of the entirety of knowledge, which sustains a particular reality, ascends at the higher level. Such ascent becomes possible because of the knowledge that transforms the mind into a being capable of existence within another reality, at the different level of complexity.

 

Concerning different aspects of evolution, see

the following excerpt from Note *14* to posting Materialism, Folder World & War, Page 3 – @ website Sunday’s Thoughts by Alice–Alexandra–Sofia [ http: // alicealexandrasofia.net ] (or download file The World & War I. Introduction. Ecumenism. Materialism.  – @ website Systems Logic by Alice–Sofia  –   http: // systemslogic–by–alicesofia.net; Page LIBRARY_2)  

– Systems Logic: A Definition in Introduction to the Systems Logic – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_1

 

Excerpt

“…Evolution is the totality of normal or natural processes called also “life” or “existence” for any of beings created by God; in general, natural life of each living creature is development of the maximal potency according to the God’s will/plan; “optimization” is the term describing some aspects of the evolution. The term “evolution” is applicable to all living purposeful systems: a human being, mankind, human society, etc.

In general, evolution is a life–cycle of any being, which exists for a purpose and which has an ability to create–absorb–accumulate–transmit knowledge of good and to embody the knowledge of good into the structures and systems of the surrounding world. This knowledge stipulates achievement of the particular purposes – creation of good, maintenance of life and optimization of other systems, actualization of technical and other kinds of progress or the processes intended to facilitate life and development of human beings and their creations/establishments.   

In brief, evolution is the process – development resulting in ability to ascend to the higher level of complexity. Knowledge is the force driving evolution. The last phase of the evolution of human mind is the ultimate choice between the evil imagination of man and the true knowledge of God: the evolution is accomplished when the mind discards all illusions, fantasies, and false assumptions, embraces the only true reality – the reality of the One Perfect – Absolute – God Whose power is the absolute power and Whose mercy is perfect mercy, and becomes that what it was created to be – the temple–dwelling of the Creator. The first step to the ultimate perfection is understanding that acceptance of the knowledge of God the Father and observance of the commandments of Lord God Jesus Christ precedes coming of the Spirit–Fire Who descends on those who are chosen to became the temple of God and to dwell with God in eternity of His kingdom {Luke 12:49; John 3:3–6; 7:39; 14:15–17, 23, 24; Revelation 21:27; 22:3–5; Isaiah 64:8}.

Then, knowledge of God should fill the mind and become the absolute truth and the only reality of existence:

 

God is the Absolute, the ultimate perfection, the only truth

the Love of God make a human being perfect creation ready for the eternity

the knowledge of God is the only valuable possession

there is none and there is nothing besides God.

 

It means also that in the world created by God and given into dominion of man, nothing is able or should attempt to take the place of God or pretend on possession by any of the attributes of God. Whatever good men are able to create, they create it only if the power of God acts through them.

In the terms of systems theory, evolution is the process of increasing the level/degree of complexity…”

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The observer evaluates degree of system’s evolution by

1/ the development of the optimal potential (capacity, force, efficiency), which the system is intended to achieve according to the system’s design

and

2/ abilities or preparedness to achieve new purposes at new level(s) of complexity – that is the abilities to learn, to absorb, to comprehend the new knowledge and to apply it for making the choice of new purposes and achievement of new purposes.

 

Potency of knowledge defines one of the meanings of complexity; concerning complexity, download file Introduction to the Systems Logic @ this website, Page Library_1.

 

 

  *2* See The Facets of the Absolute – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

 *3* See

– God of Knowledge – the Portion of the Living Ones. Introductory Notes Folder Archive_2015, Page 1_January_2015 – @ website Sunday’s Thoughts

– Introduction: Concept of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Reason/Intelligence in The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

 

*4* Concerning the heathenism see Note *22* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3, and the excerpts included in Notes *27*, *29*, *37*, *43* to Archive_Selections_2015

 

*5* See The Point of No Return (in Folder Archive_2015, Page_2_February_2015), which is included in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*6* See The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy with Supplements – files are offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

 

*7* See The Door – Folder Archive_2013, Page 5_June_2013. Re–print (edited) follows

Re–print

The Door

 

The Master of the house rises up, and He shuts the door,

and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying:

Lord, Lord, open to us.

And answering He will say to you, I do not know you. From where are you?

Then, you will begin to say:

we ate and drank before You, and You taught in our streets.

And He will say, I tell you, I do not know you, from where you are.

Stand back from Me, all workers of unrighteousness

{Luke 13:25–27}

 

What is that something that the one needs to have the door of the Master’s house be opened before him, so, he will be allowed to enter the house?

A human being enters the house of the Creator {Whose attributes revealed to man include perfection – Matthew 5:48, therefore, the Absolute Good} through the works of righteousness {that is through the works that are relevant to the Absolute Good*e1*, the words and deeds carried out because of faith, by free will, in love, and with hope: mercy, love, impartiality, justice, and the others mentioned by the Apostles; for instance in: James; 1 Peter; 1 John; Romans 8:1–39; 12:1–21; 13:1–14; 14:13–14; 1 Corinthians 13:1–13; 2 Corinthians 4:1–18; 5:1–11; 6:1–10, 14–18; Galatians 5:13–26}.

If the one rejects righteousness and his days are filled with the works of unrighteousness {e.g., those mentioned in: Romans 1:19–32; Galatians 5:15–21, 26; Revelation 21:8; 22:15}, he will not have place in the house of the Master: after the exit from the earthly phase of life, he will be separated from God and left in the darkness. Even those who ate and drank before the Lord and lived in the cities in the streets of which He taught will be unknown to God, because they are the workers of unrighteousness {in: Luke 13:25–27}.

What does it mean righteousness in the days filled with all types of chores, necessities, pursuit of happiness, career, pleasures, work for the sake of daily bread, sustaining life of family, travels, achievements, disappointments, suffering, sorrows, losses, acquisitions, and myriad of other important and insignificant events which in their totality make the chaos referred to as life

The only example of the true righteousness granted to man by God is His Son, Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God Who explained God to His creations and gave them the commandments: to imitate perfection and mercy of God and to love each other as God loves {Matthew 5:48; Luke 6:35–36; John 1:1–18; 13:34–35; 15:12; 17; 1 John}.

What does it mean not be known by God {as it is in the Gospel’s text, asked: from where are you – Luke 13:25}? Has not God created everything? Is there any hidden from God place in man or in any of God’s creations {in: Psalm 138(139)}?

As it could be inferred from the Holy Scriptures {John 8:51; 14:11–18, 23–26; 15:3–16; 16:7–28}, man “is known” by God when

a/ God gave him knowledge, which he accepted/learned, accomplished – made the actuality, and conveyed to the others {for instance, as Moses, in: Exodus 33:12–17; Deuteronomy 33:10–12; as Isaiah, in: Isaiah 6:1–10; and Matthew 13:10–17; as the disciples of Lord Jesus Christ, in: Mark 16:15–20; John 17:6–26}

b/ he was tested by God {e.g., Psalm 138(139)}

c/ he was found to be good:

capable of faith

benevolent, inclined to the mercy and love to the others

capable of learning the good lessons of the Holy Teacher

suitable for the works of God, because there is the place for the Word of God in him

 

Therefore, the one who is known by God is the one who believes in God, lives by God, and commits himself to the works of God – the works of charity and love: he is the one who does not sin before God, because he observes the words of God and accomplishes His commandments, so his faith is confirmed by his deeds {e.g., in: James 2:13–26; 1 John 3:4–18; 4:7–16; 5:1–4, 10–12}.

The one who is known by God is the one who loves God: he is loved by God and he has dwelling with God. To love God is to accomplish His commandments {John 14:23; 1 John 2:3–5; 5:3}.

And what about those who do not have knowledge of God, who live without desire to know Him, and who have committed sins and crimes against the others?

God is the Almighty All–forgiving and Perfect Love: with Him, because of Him, and through Him, all is possible, even salvation of the most corrupted sinners, if they want to obtain forgiveness and life {John 3:16–21; 6:35–40; 11:25–26}.

When God comes into the soul–heart–mind of man creating His Own eternal indestructible temple {Luke 18:26–27; John 14:23} from the piece of temporal disintegrating clay*e2*, His presence annihilates the evil, and sin is no more.

And I think

if for the Christian, the Door, through Whom the one enters the kingdom of God, is Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God

{John 10:7–30; 14:6},

what then, does it mean: the door into the Kingdom of God that can be shut before those who have to be left outside,

because God has not known them

{Luke 13:25–27}?

 

As it could be inferred from the Holy Scriptures, the door into the Kingdom, which is within man {Luke 17:20–21}, is the ability to perceive the words of God {in: Isaiah 6:9–10; John 12:35–50}, the ability of human heart–mind to become the place for the Word–God:

 

to learn the good

to comprehend own imperfection and illness

(as the consequences of the works of the evil done in the past)

to reject the evil

to implore God to heal from the evil – the illness of soul–heart–mind

to do the works of the good

to receive the knowledge of the Only One True God

and Lord Jesus Christ Whom He has sent to save the world

to become the righteous one:

the one steadfastly following the Good Shepherd and Teacher and Savior –

Lord God Jesus Christ –

in the way into the eternity

{Matthew 7:12–27; 23:8–12; Luke 18:1–43;

John 3:16–17; 4:5–42; 6:44–58; 8:31–47; 10:7–30; 13:13–17; 14:1–27; 17:3}

 

Hence, the words of God in Luke 13:25–27 convey also the warning that at some point of life, when the works of evil have consumed everything good within the human heart–mind, the moment of the last judgment within this world comes, when the one loses the ability to perceive the Light because he transformed himself into the one who is not of God {John 3:16–21; 8:47}: he has incarcerated himself within the darkness of evil and ignorance, from which is the only exit – into the eternal darkness…

 

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Notes:

 

*e1* See The Facets of the Absolute – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*e2* See The Precious Stone – Folder Archive_2013, Page 4_May_2013; excerpt in Note *1* to The Facets of the Absolute – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

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*8* In general, στερεωμα is the framework or foundation for the set of energy fields made for transformations of the divine energy into a particular structured matter (e.g., water of the sea, dust of the land): the components of the world accommodating existence of mankind. Within the στερεωμα {also called the Heaven – ουρανον in: Genesis 1:6–10}, the evolving world came into being {Genesis 1}.

So, στερεωμα might be envisioned as the framework–firmament–heaven, which embraces the totality of time–space–complexity entities/networks composed with the energy fields controlling the cycles of energy transformation: life is a purposeful cycle of energy transformations. These settings or specific networks of the energy fields might be seen also as the unity of the interconnected worlds, which accommodate the developing totality of the cycles of creation {John 5:17} and sustain life of different kinds of living beings–embodiments of the divine energy accomplished according to the universal law and with the universal power. The unity of energy–law–power maintains the Heaven and the world of men.

From another angle of consideration, the one could envision the στερεωμα of this world as a particular manifestation of the universal order/arrangement, or the reading of the Universal Code of creation – Λογος on the particular levels of complexity. This reading of the Universal Code defines, creates, and sustains the arrangement of the energy fields allotted for the cycles of energy transformations creating the perceivable structures of the matter at different levels of complexity. Life of particular beings – inhabitants of the world created because the Word was spoken by God – is accommodated under the Heaven: within the στερεωμα – fixed arrangement of the energy fields with the limits, which humans could measure, for instance, with such parameters as pressure, temperature, light, darkness, radiation, and so on.

The similar pattern might be discerned in creation of the immortal human child of God.

Στερεωμα of the human soul–heart–mind is the Word–God – the knowledge of God: His Law, His will, His commandments, His mercy, His Perfection and His Love – the Absolute Good, that is the everlasting life {John 17:3, 6} – this knowledge makes possible life by the Holy Spirit, because this knowledge became the inner foundation and structure of the new creation of God in Christ and by Christ destined from the beginning of times for the eternity with God:

 

the Word–God is the framework, within which a human reasoning is ignited,

the Word–God is the foundation, on which a human child of God evolves

{John 1:1–5, 9–13; 15:1–6}

the Word–God is the example of completion–perfection

that declares and explains God the Father

and gives the knowledge that is the eternal life

{John 1:18; 10:30; 13:15; 17:1–26; 1 John 1:1–2; 3:1–7}

the Word–God is the Beginning and the End, the Alfa and the Omega

{Revelation 21:5–6; John 19:30; 4:13–14; 7:37–39}:

the everything of man who is ascending to God.

 

The Word–God creates the foundation – στερεωμα {as the firmament of the new world – Genesis 1:6; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23–25; Ephesians 2:10} within the human essence and gives the knowledge of God that is the everlasting life: on the στερεωμα, by the Holy Spirit, the immortal child of God is created–built–established with knowledge of God, by the Power of God, and with the Energy issuing from God {in: Psalm 103(104):30Εξαποστελεις το Πνευμα Σου και κτισθησονται – Thou shall send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created( established/made); Psalm 17(18):1–2: Αγαπησω Σε, Κυριε ισχυς μου. Κυριος στερεωμα μουI love Thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my firmament; John 1:1–4, 12–13; 3:5–6; 7:37–39; 16:13–15; Ephesians 2:1–22}.

When the one accepts the Word–God, the knowledge that He gives – the knowledge of God (knowledge of the law of God, His will, His commandments, His mercy, His Perfection and His Love – the Absolute Good), becomes the Firmament {Κυριος Στερεωμα μου – The Lord is my Firmament – Psalm 17(18):2} – the foundation of the one’s intelligence/reasoning and the framework–space, in which a human being

 

evolves into the dwelling of God

is enabled to accept the Holy Spirit of God – the Divine Fire

Who ignites the eternal life within the creature of dust

is prepared for the eternity in the presence of God.

 

By Christ and in Christ – by the Word–God and in the Word–God – an immortal human child of God comes into being and will be resurrected/transformed for the eternity with God {John 1:12–13; 3:16–17; 11:25–26; 17; 1 Peter 1; 1 John 3:1–3; Ephesians 2; 1 Corinthians 15; Galatians 3:26–29; 4:6–7; Colossians 1; 2; 3}.

The eternal life in the realm/kingdom of God Who is the Spirit {John 4:24} is possible only if the Word–God becomes the στερεωμα, within which, by the power of God and because of the will of God, a human being is transformed/re–created into the immortal child of God: the certain firstfruit of creations made in likeness of the Word–God – the Word of Truth {James 1:18; 1 John 3:1–2; Romans 8:28–30; Colossians 1:9–22; 3:10–11}, the one who lives by the Holy Spirit and who is enabled to withstand the eternity in the presence of God the Spirit {while the Old Testament’s human being is not able to see God and live – Exodus 33:18–20}.

 Therefore, when the Old Testament’s texts tell that God is the prophet’s στερεωμα {Αγαπησω Σε, Κυριε ισχυς μου. Κυριος στερεωμα μου, και καταφυγη μου, και Ρυστης μου – I love Thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my firmament, and my refuge, and my Deliverer – Psalm 17(18):1–2} and the human heart is firmly established (εστερεωθη) in God {1 Kings 2:1}, they convey knowledge revealed by the Holy Spirit {John 5:39; 2 Peter 1:19–21}:  man shall live by God, because of God, and in God {John 5:39–47; 6:45–58; 10:11–18, 27–30; 17:21–26}.

 

Concerning στερεωμα, or the firmament, see

– Psalm 17(18):1–2: Αγαπησω Σε, Κυριε ισχυς μου. Κυριος Στερεωμα μου, και καταφυγη μου, και Ρυστης μου {I love Thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my Firmament, and my refuge, and my Deliverer – Psalm 17(18):1–2}

– Folder Archive_2012: The Foreknowledge and The Plundered People – Page 2_February_2012, The Future – Page 3_March_2012, The Perception and The Trust – Page 4_April 2012

Note *3* and Excerpts “The Light” in Note *6* to The Absolute Weapon in The Facets of the Absolute – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*9* See Folder Archive_2013: The Focus – Page 2_March_2013, and The Shift – Page 3_April_2013 (excerpts in Note*17* to The Discernment  – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3)

 

*10* See The Ten Commandments – Folder Foundation, and Preface: The Law of God in The Discernment, with Supplement_1 The Road to God – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

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References:

[*] The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew–Greek–English. Second edition by Jay P. Green, Sr. Lafayette, IN: Sovereign Grace Publishers, 1986.

 

[*] The Complete Parallel Bible. New York and Oxford, U.K.:  Oxford University Press, 1993.

 

[*] The Bible: Books of the Holy Scriptures – Old and New Testament. Canonical. Published by the Holy Synod, Moscow, 1914. (Russian)

 

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Invincibility

 

A king is not saved by the multitude of powers;

and a giant shall not be saved by the greatness of his strength.

…even in fullness of the power, none shall be saved…

{Psalm 32(33):16, 17}

 

 

When I began to contemplate design of the invincible systems*1*, I did not find any of them in the history of mankind’s creations.

The human mind has arranged multitudes of the systems/establishments for sustaining life and achieving purposes. However, even the most complete and purpose–oriented arrangements perished before accomplishment of the purposes for the sake of which they were created.

The greatest and terrifying [[terrifying because of accumulated power, riches, armies, secret institutions, social orders, laws, rules, customs, religious beliefs, which have been set for total enslaving of the subjects by their rulers who pretended to be “the gods” with the power over the eternal destiny of their subjects/slaves, sophisticated systems of control over the subjects’ life and death, other defensive measures invented for keeping political, social, and religious stability, and overall destructive potency]] empires and other human establishments cracked, collapsed,  and then vanished without trace.

When their time at the earth was over, all mighty rulers [[even those who were deified during their stay at power]] became the pieces of disintegrating flesh similar to cadavers of their enemies and subjects they exterminated; after their death, their heirs either destroyed or re–made the previous designs, yet in the allotted time, the re–modeled or newly arranged establishments also vanished leaving legends of the past glory they claimed and bitter memory of suffering they inflicted.

Nothing in the power of men was ever capable of saving them and protecting their establishments (state, empire, religious institutions) from collapse and destruction*2*.

Only after manifestation of the Glory of God in the time of Moses {Exodus 24:16–17; 33:18–23; 34:1–7}, the prophets, priests, and righteous men of the chosen nation began to live by expectation of the indestructible kingdom of righteousness and truth that God promised to establish forever {2 Kings 7:8–16; Isaiah 9:2, 6–7; 40:5; 60:1–3; 66:22; Daniel 2:44–45; 7:13–14}, yet which the many imagined as the earthly (material) invincible kingdom.

Still, the Babylonian [[Chaldean]] king’s dream*3* interpreted by Daniel {Daniel 2} conveys the reality of mankind. The greatness, excellence, and frightening might of the image, which symbolizes creations of the human reasoning in the king’s dream, did not protect the image – composite of human establishments – from destruction. The stone that was cut not by the hands of men crushed the image into the pieces; all its components – gold, silver, brass, iron, earthenware – were grounded into the powder and carried away by the violence of the wind, so, even the place for them was not found. The stone, which symbolizes the eternal kingdom set by God, became the great mountain and filled the entire earth. The Daniel’s prophecy tells that ultimately, the kingdom set by God will overwhelm and destroy all kingdoms of men, will become the only kingdom of the entire earth, and will last forever.

With time, the Babylonian kingdom, the golden head of the dream image, then, its mighty heir – Persian Empire {Daniel 5}, ceased to exist. Then, the vast empire of Alexander of Macedonia, which absorbed Persia and other kingdoms of Northern Africa, Middle East, and Asia giving to the conquered nations the precious gift of the common language, κοινη*4*, disintegrated almost instantly after death of the Macedonian.

So, the one could assume that the invincibility, as a feature of human establishments, is conditional; it might exist only

 

within a particular life–cycle

within a particular knowledge framework

for an establishment arranged for achievement of particular purposes

 

If a system is unbreakable until it accomplishes the purposes for achievement of which it has been created, application of the term invincible may be justified.

Then, if the invincibility exists, which law/code/design/model a human establishment should embody to become invincible?

What triggers collapse of the apparently mighty, well–arranged, and efficiently operating human establishments?

Isaiah the prophet explains why the collapse begins {Isaiah 30:8–14}. The people are disobedient, the false children who would not hear the law of God; they reject the prophets, yet trust in the falsehood. Thus, this sin – disobedience and rejection of the law of God along with trust in the falsehood – would be as a crack of the wall, which is suddenly falling when the strong city is taken. This fall is similar to complete breaking of the earthen vessel, when even the smallest crock [[οστρακον – small vessel of clay or a broken piece of it]] suitable for carrying fire or water is not left.

The exact and complete (and frightening) meaning of the Isaiah’s warning becomes completely clear in the times of the New Testament {Luke 12:49; John 4:13–14, 23–24; 7:37–39; 14:15–17; 15:26; 16:13–15; Deuteronomy 4:24; Malachi 3:1–3}, when Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God

 

–– speaks of His mission to cast the Fire – the Holy Spirit – into the earth–man

–– explains that the one who would believe in Him will have the spring of the eternal water  –

the life everlasting given by the Holy Spirit

–– promises that the Holy Spirit Whom His Father will sent in His Name, will abide in His followers,

will illuminate, guide, instruct, and teach them all truth

[[the Holy Spirit bestows wisdom – opens the human mind for understanding of the knowledge of God that is the everlasting life,

and teaches all truth, firstly, how to live according to the Truth – commandments of God,

and how to become the embodiment of the Truth that is how to evolve into the likeness of the Word–God]]

 

Thus, lawless man becomes incapable of receiving and carrying the Holy Spirit Who

gives power of the knowledge of God

wisdom to comprehend it

along with knowledge and wisdom of God, bestows the everlasting life.

 

Furthermore, rejection of the law of God initiates collapse of the human reasoning making collapse and ruin of creations of the human reasoning unavoidable.

In summary, if to recall that Isaiah the prophet speaks of man as of a vessel of clay {e.g., also in Isaiah 29:13–16; 45:9–10}, and the Lord speaks of the Holy Spirit as of the Fire and the Spring of the eternal life, the one could interpret the Isaiah’s words concerning total destruction, so, even the smallest crock capable of carrying fire and water would be left {Isaiah 30:8–14}, as the warning that destruction and death are the miserable and unavoidable lot of those who reject God and violate His law.

Other texts of the Holy Scriptures explain why such collapse is inevitable.

For instance, the prophets connect lawlessness (violation of commandments of God)*5* with an inability to comprehend {e.g., in: Deuteronomy 28:28–29; Isaiah 29:13–15; 59:7–15; Jeremiah 28:17–18}: the lawless one enters a particular mental state referred to as the inability to perceive, and his mind is turned aside from understanding. While the lawless one possesses eyes, ears, and brain (that is while he has normal sensual perception – he can see the colors, discern the light and darkness, hear sounds, and his awareness of the environment can be detected through his apparently coherent words and behavior), he already has lost understanding of the nature–essence of things. Understanding of nature–essence of things (including the knowledge of the past, presence, and the future) might be explained as the synergy of abilities

to perceiveto infer to comprehend

the indicators that allow deciphering the true meaning of the events and understanding of the laws,

which are behind the observed events and which control the course and the state of affairs

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to discern the pointers,

to which the Lord refers to {in: Luke 12:54–57} as to σημεια των καιρων –  the signs of times *6*.

 

In the beginning of human civilization (that is when God granted His law – The Ten Commandments), Moses forewarned his tribesmen that the one who disobeys God and violates His commandments shall be smitten with insanity, blindness, and displacement or bewilderment (confusion) of the mind {εκστασει διανοιαςDeuteronomy 28:28}. The one with such a mind shall grope in the midday as the blind one gropes in the darkness; he shall not prosper in his ways; he shall be treated unjustly, plundered, and there will be no one to help. While the others eat out his wealth, and deprive him of everything, the lawless one shall be distracted with visions (sights, signs, illusions, figments of imagination), therefore he would not be able

to perceive the actuality

to evaluate own condition rightly

to foresee and to prevent own ruin

 

The end of those who rejected God and His law is the total complete ruin. Isaiah the prophet describes them as  

– the ones whose heart is far from God: they worship the Lord by teaching commandments of men; therefore, their wisdom will be destroyed and understanding hidden {Isaiah 29:13–14}

– the ones who rebelled against God and rejected His commandments do not know the way of peace and judgment; their ways are bloodshed, unrighteousness, misery and destruction, judgment departed from them, they walk in perplexity; they have the distorted perception (referred to as blindness – they are similar to those who have no eyes, who feel the wall, yet cannot see and avoid it). Their works – the spider’s webs, with which they attempt to cover themselves – are fruitless, because they are the works of iniquity; as a bear and as a pigeon they proceed together – ως αρκος και ως περιστερα αμα  πορευσονται, and there is no salvation: it is gone far from them {Isaiah 59:3–15}

– the stubble consumed by the violent flame, as the ones whose root is like chaff and flower [[their creations]] shall go up as the dust; the ruthless alien nation will consume them, and there will be none to deliver them; there shall be σκοτος σκληρον εν τη απορια αυτων –  grim darkness/shadow of death*7*  in their destitution {Isaiah 5:18–30}.

So, rejection of the law of God, violations of the law of God, and improper worship {by appearance, not by heart, and not in spirit and truth (as God tells in: John 4:24; 14:6), and by substitution of commandments of men*8* for the commandments of God – in: Matthew 15:7–9; Mark 7:6–13; Isaiah 29:13} initiate the state, about which Moses warned; he defined such state as insanity, blindness, and displacement or bewilderment (confusion) of the mind {Deuteronomy 28:28}.

In the state of confusion and displacement, the mind looses the ability to discriminate between the good and the evil; consequently, it has nor foundation, nor focus, nor orientation: it enters the state of spiritual darkness, in which it is unable to perceive the Light of God {John 1:1–11; 3:16–21; 9:4–5; 12:35–41}.

In the state of bewilderment, confusion, and spiritual darkness, which originates susceptibility to false knowledge, violations of the law of God become the daily reality, the way of existence.

What then, happens with the mind that rejected God: why it enters the state of displacement or bewilderment, becomes incapable of normal perception, and consequently, has no sound reasoning, which would secure survival and invincibility of its creations?

The choice*9* to reject God deprives the human mind of the Source of existence – of God: the power of God sustains life of the human mind, maintains its health (firstly, an ability to discriminate between the good and the evil, then, abilities of adequate perception, correct evaluation, and comprehension of the actuality), and protects it from mental disorders (e.g., such as confusion, impaired judgment, firstly, as an ability to accept figments of imagination/false/lies as the actuality/truth, and belief in visions and signs).

Whatever assumptions and assertions and “discoveries” the atheist–Marxist–Darwinist/ethics–free sciences offer, the truth is that a human being is a creation of God: the living wholeness/being that at different levels of consideration might be defined as the unity of

soul–heart/mind–body (theology)

spirit–intelligence–matter (philosophy)

energy–information–structured matter (perceptible – material or physical – world).

A human being, as a living wholeness of the spirit–intelligence–matter, is empowered to exist and to accomplish the purposes of existence only within the unity of particular interrelated settings that accommodate life at three levels of complexity:

the spirit – that is the breath of God, the energy entity

created by the Almighty Omnipotent Spirit/Power of God

the intelligence – the life of human reason/mind initiated by the spirit and consummated

within the framework of knowledge given by the Word–God,

through the Word–God,

and for actualization of the will of God carried out by the Word–God/Λογος/Αγια Σοφια

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the matter – the temporal dissipating structures

created by the Almighty Omnipotent Spirit/Power of God

through the Universal Law – Λογος, Αγια Σοφια – the Word–God, the Holy Wisdom of God,

for accomplishment of the will/purposes of

the only One True God Who is the Source of

the Almighty Omnipotent Spirit/Power of God

and

the Universal Law/Holy Wisdom – the Word–God

{Genesis 1:1–2, 26–27; 2:7; Psalm 103(104):30; Proverbs 9:12–36;

John 1:1–18; 4:34; 6:38–40, 44–47; 14:16–26; 15:26; 16:7–15; 17:1–26; 1 John 5:5–7}.

 

The Lord revealed {John 14:2; Daniel 7:9–10} that the Oικια – house or kingdom – of God has many dwellings. Therefore, it should be the multitudes of manifestations of life created by One God Who is revealed and explained by Lord Jesus Christ as the Unity of Will, Power, and Law/Wisdom: the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit {Matthew 3:16–17; Mark 1:9–11; Luke 3:21–22; John 1:1–4, 18, 26–34; 6:62–69; 8:16–19, 25–29; 10:29–30; 14; 15:26; 17:1–26; 1 John 1:1–3; 4:12–17; 5:5–7}.

However, while at the earth, for a human being

– the only realm is opened to accomplish the purposes of existence – the earth

– knowledge of the Future in another  realm – the Kingdom of God {Gospels; Revelation} – is given as the guidance for the successful passage through the earthly life

– the knowledge of the Past {Genesis} is given as an explanation why a human being created in image and after likeness of the Almighty God the Spirit had to wear the garments of skin and to evolve within the temporal settings (time–space–complexity), from which the only exit is through the threshold of death as disintegration of the unity of spirit–intelligence–matter or soul–mind–body with release of the energy/spirit/soul {Psalm 145(146):4; Ecclesiastes 12:7}.

Consequently, if a human being rejects God the Creator, and with God, rejects existence of own life–bearing essence – the spirit given by God, it has nowhere to go, it has no rational explanation of the meaning and reason of own existence: it cuts itself from the earth of the living – the life in spirit – and accepts the actuality of disintegrating matter as the only life.

When the mind rejects God, it loses στερεωμα*10* that sustains the setting/framework of knowledge, in which the mind is enabled to actualize its nature (creation of knowledge).

The mind, which rejected God, undergoes the process similar to disintegration of the soil under the devastating earthquake, when the released energy destroys the cohesive power, which sustains material structures, and transforms the soil into liquefied dead mass incapable of structurization and therefore, unable to sustain life.

Similarly, the mind’s core [[knowledge–creating structures]] disintegrates making the mind

incapable of creating wholenesses/systems – thoughts, concepts,

which comply with the law of God that controls the mankind universe

unable to sustain the sound reasoning

unable to secure own survival and development

and to secure survival of the establishments it has created for achievement of the purposes

For such a human being, the only remedy exists: to turn to God; only then, the soul–heart–mind will be healed {Isaiah 6:10; Ezekiel 18:21–32} and will become capable of the sound reasoning.

The inabilities to create invincible systems, to maintain invincibility, as well as to accomplish the purposes in all spheres of human activities are the natural end of the unnatural phenomenon: perversion of the human mind that has rejected God, violated His law, and subsequently, separated itself from God the Creator {Isaiah 59:1–15}. Such separation initiates the processes of degeneration of human reasoning*11*: loss of wisdom, insanity, blindness–inability of right perception and understanding of the nature of things, displacement or bewilderment/confusion (εκστασει διανοιας) of the mind {Deuteronomy 28:28; Isaiah 59:9–11; 29:13–14}. Isaiah the prophet referred to these processes as to the crack within the wall protecting the great city that, ultimately, will be completed with its total disintegration, so even smallest crock suitable for use would not be left {Isaiah 30:14}.

Such disintegration of human reasoning as the consequence of rejection of God has simple explanation: the mind that rejected God

cuts itself from God

does not receive the life–maintenance that is

the life–creating→life–sustaining→ evolution–initiating act of actualization of the unity of Energy–Power–Law,

by which the universe exists,

and which a human heart–mind perceives through faith, love, and knowledge of God

the mind becomes incapable of creating thoughts that secure own survival and survival of its establishments

the mind is not empowered to prepare itself for the eternity with God

the mind has transformed itself into something that is not of God:

it does not abide in God and it is not known by God

the mind is similar to the withered branch incapable to bring fruits and suitable only to be the food of fire

{John 8:34–47; 15:1–6; Revelation 20:14–15}

 

In conclusion, the one could infer that two texts from the Holy Scriptures reveal the secret of invincibility:

1/ Isaiah the prophet writes {Isaiah 30:12–14} of the sin of disobedience to the words of God and trust in the falsehood [[that is in fact, recurrence of the original sin, because of which mankind has to cognize death {Genesis 2:15–17; 3}]]. The prophet compares this sin to the crack that brings down the fall of the protective wall of the impregnable city that has been captured by the enemies (τειχος πιπτον παραχρημα πολεως οχυρας εαλωκυιας), so nothing capable of life is left

2/ Zacharias the prophet conveys the words of God that He will be τειχος πυρος κυκλοθεν – the Wall of Fire encircling Jerusalem with abundance of life in her, and the Glory in the midst of her {Zacharias 2:4–5}.

Thus,

1/ without God, there is no even a smallest possibility of salvation

2/ the presence of God is the pledge of human invincibility, and His law is the foundation of preservation life, security, and invincibility: with God, everything is possible, even safety and prosperity within the world that is disintegrating under the crashing burden of lawlessness and sins – crimes against God and against His creations – committed by the many who rejected God and violate His law. Only because of life according to the law*5* – the commandments of the Word–God, and with wisdom*12* granted by God, the human mind protects itself and its creations from the failure, collapse, and total ruin*13*, which are the inseparable companions of rejection of the words of God and the trust in the falsehood [[false knowledge, by which the heathens, heretics, apostates, and creators and followers of the atheistic–materialistic and ethics–free sciences*14* live]].

Although the spiritually invincible human mind, which is living in God, not always is able to preserve physical life of the body, its spiritual life is encircled by the wall of the Almighty Fire that secures its existence with God by Whose Spirit and Wisdom and Law it lives.

And I think

– how to convince the unbeliever that there is life that he cannot see?

– what could be done for the one who understands that there is something he lost or even never had and that this something is the key to another life, another vision, and another – advanced, at different levels of complexity – comprehension?

– what would happen with the one who has realized own imperfection or the imperfection of the settings (e.g., society, political, religious, and other establishments/systems), which accommodate his existence, and began to seek the exit from the realm, where imperfection and evil are the norms, into the realm, in which imperfection and evil do not exist?

– how the one, who has neither seen God nor perceived His invisible presence, can find the road to God?

As St. Peter the Apostle writes, the Word of God is eternal and given to men; prophecies are the guidance until the Morning Star comes {1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19–21; Revelation 2:28}.

St. Paul the Apostle advises to learn the Holy Scriptures, so the man of God would be ready for all the good and for the works of the good {2 Timothy 3:15–17}.

Thus, the road*15* to God and therefore, to the invincibility, begins with the Book of Life – the Holy Scriptures. The Holy Scriptures lead to understanding of God, they teach to recognize the actual essence of the apparent visible features and to comprehend the law – the will of God – behind the chains of the events. If the one opens the Bible – the Book of Life – and begins to read it with the desire to find and to cognize God, he has received the chance to find the road into the eternity and find the wisdom that transforms the mind into the free invincible being and makes its creations invincible: efficient, effective, overall successful, and indestructible until completion of its purposes.

As Daniel the prophet writes {Daniel 2:20–22}, may the name of God be blessed for ever; for wisdom and comprehension are His, and He gives wisdom to the wise ones and prudence to those with the ability to comprehend; for He reveals deep and secret knowing that is in the darkness, and the Light is with Him.

With knowledge conveyed through the prophets and apostles of God, the mind learns

to discern the evil in the words and deeds of those who speak of peace and common good,

yet who incites violence, unrest, initiates destruction, instigates wars,

and therefore, commits crimes/sins against God and His creations

to decipher the signs of times

{Luke 12:54–57}

to comprehend the Past, Present, and Future

The comprehension of the Past, the evaluation of the Present, and the foreknowledge of the Future – all of them might be opened with the key given by Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God {John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7–16; Revelation 3:7–8}. This key opens the mind for perception of God and understanding the knowledge of God and His law. The one could find this key only in the Holy Scriptures that convey knowledge of God that leads into the eternity and transforms the mind of the seeker of God into the invincible system that cannot be destroyed with all weapons and armies of men…

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*1* Concerning systems and other systems terms, see Introduction to Systems Logic – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic–by–alicesofia.net], page Library_1.

Concerning invincibility, see my book The Invincible Empire, esp. Anti–evolution and Invincibility (Conclusion of Chapter 8).

In brief, invincibility is impossibility to destroy the system until it accomplishes the purposes for the sake of it has been created. The factors that impact the overall system’s condition include resistance to external influence that might

undermine the system’s defense

modify the system’s purposes

transform the system into an establishment incompatible with the environment,

within which the system has to accomplish its purposes

make possible assimilation of the system by its enemies

A system survives and might evolve into the invincible one within the particular life–cycle, or at the particular time–space–complexity settings, under the following conditions:

1/ adherence to the system’s main truth, which the supersystem has established as the essence of the system

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2/ constant incessant connections with the supersystem

[[in this context, a supersystem is

either the system’s creator

or the framework

that accommodates the system’s existence, provides the reserves for system’s survival and development,

controls the system’s behavior, and defines the rules of the system’s access to the life–maintaining reserves]]

 

These connections should secure constant life–maintenance of the system. One of the indispensable life–maintaining forces is the flow of knowledge, information, and data, which

makes possible the system’s existence

maintains the system’s focusing on the achievement of the purposes

and corrects the system’s actions and deviation of the optimal state/regime of operations

directs the system toward the state of perfection

As soon as the general framework available for the mind’s operations within the world of the structured matter is the temporal time–space–complexity settings, the one might contemplate invincibility of the systems composed of the material things and arrangements only as a temporal feature, which may exist only 1/ at the particular time–space–complexity point(s) and 2/ until the purposes of the system’s creator are accomplished.

Only the human spirit focused on the eternity with God is capable of contemplating permanent invincibility as the attribute of the system that is evolving for the eternal realm of God the Spirit.

However, mankind had the chance to cognize the invincibility even here, at the temporary world which was arranged for men who preferred knowledge of the good and the evil to obedience and trust to God {Genesis 2:16–17; 3}. With time, the people received the promise of God that He will establish the indestructible eternal kingdom. When the chosen people came to be settled in the Promised Land, they were given a choice {Deuteronomy 30:14–20} between life and death:

either to accept the law of God, to keep it, to live by it, and to have the abundant prosperous peaceful life under the mighty protection of God in the kingdom that will last forever

or to follow corrupted imagination and to “go a–whoring” similarly to the surrounding idol–worshiping nations: to become the apostates and idol–worshipers [[see The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy with Supplement 1_The Vineyard and Its Lessons – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2]].

Starting with Moses, the prophets’ main purpose was an arrangement of the stable invincible system, which would be able to guard the knowledge of the law and morality from any contamination [[influence]] because of contacts with the idol–worshipping nations that surrounded Israel. The Hebrew Prophets had to protect the knowledge of God from the false prophets and to shield the people from the corruption with misleading fantasies of the false prophets and diviners. Consequently, contamination with religious beliefs, laws, and customs of the surrounding nations was the main theme of the prophecies, which predicted the destruction of Israel: by any means the chosen nation had to keep the knowledge of God intact – uncontaminated and undistorted. However, the mind of many chosen ones preferred the material things to the spiritual riches; the end of the story is well known [[see Supplement 1_The Vineyard and Its Lessons to The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2]].

Then, the next example – the fate of the heathen Roman Empire – serves the convincing illustration of the difference between the might of a human establishment and the might of the human spirit.

The centuries of persecutions and extermination of the Christians committed by the heathen Roman Empire culminated in recognition of Christianity and conversion of many heathens into Christians, while the heathen establishment/empire vanished.

The small group of the Apostles – the core of which was composed of twelve poor men–followers of Lord Jesus Christ – revealed the invincible reality founded upon the true knowledge of God [[see The Possession of Life – Folder Archive_2011, Page 5_September_October_2011; excerpt follows]]. The only possession of the Apostles was faith, the knowledge of God, and love to God; they did not have weapon, wealth, and traditional – for the material world – means of authority, titles, and knowledge, with which the heathens operate {Acts; 3 John 7}. Yet, they accomplished the enormous purposes:

propagation of the Christian teachings within the heathen hostile world

transformation of some parts and establishments of the heathen world

into the ground capable of accepting Christian teachings

and accommodating the evolution of men for the eternity with God

Thus, a human being, a person, an individual, anyone of us – ordinary people living within the mighty or poor nations, powerful or collapsing states, under the authority of countless political, social, religious establishments claiming right on the total control over our life, thinking, conscience – can have only spiritual invincibility; this invincibility is in knowledge of true God {John; 1 John}.

The knowledge of God is the most powerful force a human being can ever possess: it creates civilization, makes a great nation from one man, and annihilates the evil in spite of any weapon, wealth, and earthly glory, which the evil might have in its discretion {Luke 4:1–12}.

There is nothing more potent and appropriate for the mind as the knowledge of own Creator that makes the mind invincible and elevates it above all and everything: life, death, rulers, riches, etc. Understandably, this knowledge became the most sought after treasure for those who are empowered to see beyond the limits of the temporary structured matter. Although the multitudes might seek the earthly power, glory, and other means with which men convince themselves that are invincible, the one who aspires for the eternity with God would acquire this precious knowledge {John 17:3} even for the price of own life: only the knowledge of God makes the mind invincible.

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“The Possession of Life

God gave us everlasting life, and this life is in His Son.

The one having the Son has life.

The one not having the Son of God does not have life.…

{1 John 5:11–12}

 

St. John the Apostle gives the uncomplicated definition of life: the life everlasting is in the Son of God – Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God Who was before all things, which came into being; all the living came into being through Him; without Him, nothing came into being {John 1:1–4; 1 John 5:11–13}.

These words open two dimensions or two phases of life:

– life as the existence within the world of the matter – this life is temporal and restricted as the world, in which it is accommodated, is temporal and restricted

– life everlasting that is not restricted with the boundaries of the limited temporal world defined by parameters of the matter.

So, when any human being comes into existence within the temporal world composed of the structured matter, he enters the first phase of life; then, he must go through this temporal phase in the way that secures his entry into another phase, which has neither time nor any of known parameters of the temporal phase.

The Apostles use the images of the seed, fruit, tree, harvest, when they convey the will of God concerning life of His creations: the Gospels teach us to perceive ourselves as the evolving beings who start their life as a small seed and then, grow–evolve into the mighty tree or another fruit, which has to serve the purposes of God the Creator, for the sake of which the garden of life was planted.

St. James the Apostle provides the general summary of these lessons:  βουληθεις απεκυησεν ημας Λογω Αληθειας, εις το ειναι ημας απαρχην τινα των αυτου κτισματων – because He wanted, for some purpose, He brought forth us by the Word of Truth to be a certain first–fruit of His creatures {James 1:18}.

The Earth accommodates life in different climate zones and under different conditions (fertility of the soil, frequency of rains, etc.), yet, in all of them, the essence of life is the same: the cycle of transformation of energy.

Similarly, each human being enters life within a particular family (or without it), within a particular society–state (system) with a particular set of laws–rules–norms–traditions–meanings of the good and the evil and criteria of evaluation of the worth of man.

Yet, the meaning of Christian life is the same: whichever the conditions of life are, we have to come to the same life–giving knowledge of the Word–God, to learn how to observe His words and how to fulfill His commandment: love each other as God loves us.

The Christianity does not depend on the manifest conditions of life, and it does not demand special terms: it is the world beyond of this world; it is the universe beyond all known by men, and it cannot be contained within the boundaries of one society, one state, one nation, one hierarchical establishment.

Moreover, the hierarchical establishments (especially the churches with thrones of the hierarchs who cover their aspirations for the earthly powers and influence on the world affairs with the name of God) are not compatible with the Christian teachings. And it cannot be otherwise, because Christianity is the immaterial realm of God Who is the Spirit, and because the purpose of the first phase of life – life within the world of the matter – is cognition of God Who is the Spirit, the Almighty Omnipotent Power, before Whom the armies, weapons, nations, states, establishments, and possessions of men are counted as nothing {John 4:23–24; Zacharias 4:6; Isaiah 40:10–30}.

The “structure” of the Christianity is simple: God and His creation – a human child of the Almighty Omnipotent God. Furthermore, the meaning of greatness within the world of Christians also is incompatible with the common criteria, on which the earthly hierarchies are built: the one, who in this world of the matter – the world evaluated by the material possessions, gold, titles, access to the power of coercion, etc. – wants to be the greatest one, should be the servant to all {Matthew 23:8–11; Luke 14:7–14; John 13:14–17}.

Consequently, the material values and possessions of man have no place within Christianity, because

there is only one Source of the will, of the power, of everything – God

the will of God is the Absolute Law and the very life of His creations

the Energy coming from God – the Divine Love – is the source, the fabric, and the essence of life

the Power, the Law, and the Energy of God

create, define, sustain, and control life of the  creations of God

So, the way into the eternity starts with the first step – cognition of the words of God. Cognition of the words of God prepares the temporal creature of the matter – a human being – for acceptance of the Word–God, the Logos: the Truth and the Wisdom by Whom the world was created and the universe lives.

The Apostles advise the novices: accept the implanted Word, become the doers, not only hearers, look into the words of God and into the life of Christ as into the mirror, leave the evil deeds, refine own thoughts and cleanse intentions, do the good, avoid the evil, beware of the idols, stoop to the perfect law of freedom and abide in it, build the entire life on the words of God, because everything that is not of God will not be with God {e.g., James 1:21–25; 1 Peter; 1 John 2:3–6; 3:1–18; 5:17–21; 1 Corinthians 3:11–23; 2 Corinthians 3:2–18; Revelations 21:8; 22:14–15}.

The acceptance of the Word–God reveals the greatest miracle of creation: the seed of the eternal life is planted within the temporal structure of the matter – a human body destined to disintegrate and to perish.

When the Word–God is the inner essence of man, the Holy Spirit of God comes, and an immortal child of God is born. At this moment, a human child of God enters the everlasting life: after completion of the first phase of existence and separation from the material world, he goes to God.

The Prophets foresaw the process of coming of the Word–God into the world of men as purification of gold within the melting fire, which consumes impure additions and leaves the precious metal ready for the purposes of the Master {e.g., Malachi 3:1–3}.

And I think how simple and in the same time difficult is to transform own heart–mind into the carrier of the perfect law of freedom, to make the commandments of God the very own guidance and basis for thoughts and deeds, to come into possession of life…

Today, many things, which constitute the contents of daily life, became incompatible with the perfect inner law of freedom – the truth – given by Lord God Jesus Christ, the Word–God.

For instance, where are the consequences of the cognition of God, for instance, such as righteousness, justice, peace?

Still, the Christians must create, with their thoughts and deeds, the conditions, which

would facilitate for other human beings learning of the meaning of the words of God

would help the others to evolve and mature for the everlasting life

These conditions include love to each other, truth, justice, mercy, compassion, peace, faith, and reverence to God, by which the Christians must live, so the others would see the Light of God within the Christian and come to the Light and Life {Matthew 5:14–16; John 1:1–18; 12:44–50; 13:1–17, 34–35; 14; 15; 16; 17; Psalm 17(18):28}.

Today, the words of God still might be found in the Book of Life given by God – the Holy Bible, but in the surrounding world, the very word “God” provokes whirlwind of hatred and uncleanness…

Many centuries ago, the Prophet warned that the unrighteous shall be tossed as the troubled waves; there is no joy to the ungodly {Isaiah 57:20–21}.

Does not life of the contemporary societies, which are full of evil and hatred, look as the darkness of the troubled waters carrying debris and uncleanness left by devastating tsunami?...”

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*2* See The Time of Destruction – Folder Archive_2012, Page 9_November_December_2012. Re–print (edited) follows

Re–print

“The Time of Destruction

 

To all things there is a time, and a season for every matter under the heaven

a time to destroy and a time to establish

{Ecclesiastes 3:1, 3}

 

Ecclesiastes knew that all things have their points of creation→growth→actualization/completion and of destruction→freeing the time–space for another cycle of life, for instance, καιρος του καθελειν και καιρος του οικοδομιν*e1* – a time to demolish, and a time to establish {Ecclesiastes 3:1, 3}.

In general terms {Wisdom 7:19}, the human history can be seen as a sequence of the μεταβολας καιρων  – circuits of periods, or in the contemporary terms, life–cycles of systems evolving within a particular setting – στερεωμα*e2*, which sustains existence of the earth and life of mankind. It means that each historical entity – state, empire, civilization – has universal, as well as own particular/individual features or indicators, which point out, for instance, the stages of

growth

reaching of the optimal potency

beginning of degeneration/destruction

readiness to be demolished and to give up the time–space settings for a new establishment

 

There are universal indicators that all systems have. Because of them, a human being [[who was born and brought up within a particular system within a particular period: civilization, empire/state, or any other purposeful entity–system that actualizes a particular pattern of knowledge creation–accumulation–transmitting–destruction]] discerns the signs foretelling the cardinal changes for the system that accommodates his existence:

 

the time of irreversible degeneration/collapse

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the time of demolishing of the old system–establishment

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the essence of the future – the features of a system,

which is coming into the cleared time–space…

 

Therefore, the signs/indicators that allow discernment of the times, of which Ecclesiastes wrote, should be embedded into the human mind as any other knowledge of the world of the matter is, because man was created to dominate and to toil the world {Genesis 1:26–28; 2:8, 15, 19–20}: to dominate and to toil means, firstly, to know.

Indeed, the Gospels {Matthew 16:1–3; Luke 12:54–59} convey the words of God, with which He refers as to “hypocrites” to those who discern coming changes of weather, yet who are not able to discern the signs of time –  σημεια των καιρων*e3* – by looking into (judging) themselves; this was said before the Divine Fire was cast upon the earth and the mission of enlightenment and salvation of man was completed {cf.: Luke 12:49; John 16:7; 17:4; 19:28–30}.

These words of Lord God Jesus Christ reveal the phenomenon, which could be referred as the arrangement of the continuity of existence:  the μεταβολας καιρων – circuits of periods (or the spiral of evolution in the terms of the ancient philosophers) has to be accomplished within one particular framework of the life–maintaining knowledge. Otherwise, the human mind could not survive, because it would not be able to evaluate the conditions of the world, there will be no circuits, and the fragile cord of human creative reason*e4* would be broken with disappearance of each system that reached its καιρος and has to be demolished freeing the time–space for the next one*e5*

So what is the ultimate all–encompassing knowledge of survival that connects the different social–political–economical–religious systems (the components of the history of mankind), into the unity of circles, within which the minds of their inhabitants either ascend to the optimal potency of creation or descend to the ultimate potency of destruction?...

… Knowledge of the Absolute Good is the foundation of survival, and the pledge of the eternity; this knowledge is a part of healthy human nature and sound human reasoning similarly to as normally functioning eyes and ears are the part of a healthy human body.

…Only knowledge of God the Creator is the foundation on which any human civilization and any other human establishment is empowered to survive. The references in the Holy Scriptures {e.g., Genesis 14:18–20; Psalm 109(110):1–4; Isaiah 40:21–26; 45:1–8; Daniel 2:27–30; 6:25–27; Matthew 2:1–2, 9–12; Romans 1:18–32} reveal existence of those who carried knowledge of God, yet who were not connected with the small tribe, which was chosen*e6*

a/ to become the means of destruction of the perverted and corrupted heathens

b/ to serve as lesson and the warning for all

c/ to accommodate the earthly life of the Savior of mankind {cf.: Deuteronomy 7:1–26; 8:2–6; 9:3–29; Isaiah 60:1–3; 64:6–7; 65:1–17; Zacharias 8:20–23; Micah 4:1–3; Luke 2:8–14; John 12:19–26}.

The remnants of this primeval knowledge – the knowledge of the absolute good – and their interpretations became the foundation for the best human–oriented religious and philosophical doctrines. As the small streams, which flow into the mighty river, could lead the traveler to the river, so the systems of knowledge based on the absolute good*e7* could reveal the path to the Word–God. Those who come are purified and completed by the Word–God: they receive the knowledge of God the Father that is the eternal life from His Son – Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom all perfection, excellence, and completeness of the Godhead, the glory of God, and all authority over the word and over the Kingdom of God are actualized {Matthew 28:18; John 6:44–47; 14:6; 15:3–6; 17:1–5; Acts 17:16–31; Galatians 4:9–10; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9–10; Ephesians 1; 2; 3; 4:21–24; Exodus 33:18–22; Daniel 7:9, 13–14}. 

After the Word–God accomplished salvation of the world, He left this world (otherwise this world would not be able to continue existence and accomplish its purposes including separation of the evil ones from the children of God, because the presence of God annihilates the evil) and came back to God the Father Who sent Him. Yet, He comes {John 14:1–28; 15:1–6, 16; 16:16, 28} to each human soul–heart–mind that

is ignited by the faith seeks the Creator is chosen to accomplish the will of God

It means that each mind, which carries the knowledge of the Word–God – the knowledge of God the Father – and does the works of God, becomes a particle of glorious luminosity: the lamp carrying the light ignited by the Divine Fire that the Word–God cast over the earth/man {cf.: Matthew 5:14–16; Luke 11:33–35; 12:49; John 1:1–13; 9:5; 14:16–18, 23; 17:3}. Although the world has entered the stage of the irreversible collapse {cf.: Matthew 24:3–51; Mark 13:1–37}, still, each human being who follows God, is collected by God as the Shepherd collects His own sheep: he is led into the Kingdom of God by the Way of life and through the Door of Wisdom {cf.: John 10:1–30; 14:6}. The Word–God implanted into the soul of man is the seed of the eternal life – His followers live by Him and because of Him {cf.: John 3:35–36; 12:24–28; 14:19; 15:13–14; James 1:17–18, 21–25; 1 John 5:11}.

The Word–God entered the world of men obsessed with the material things*e8* as the dividing sword that penetrates into the deepest depths of a human body, as the melting fire that annihilates admixture and purifies gold from impurities and alien elements, as the division between the life of the spirit and the death of the flesh; His truth separates the good from the evil and the children of God from the children of the arch–evil {cf.: Matthew 10:35; John 8:31–47; Malachi 3:17}.

Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God – the Word–God, established His Kingdom within the soul–heart–mind of His followers and opened for them the new meaning of existence. Thus, the follower of Christ must ascend at the level unknown and unreachable before: he is the dwelling of the Almighty Eternal God, and he must love the brethren as God loves {John 13:34; 15:12}.

As it was promised by Lord God Jesus Christ, the Christians learn the essence of everything and receive the knowledge of God, which is the eternal life, from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit educates and teaches every human being who has faith, who fulfills the commandments of God, and who became a child of God born of God {cf.: John 1:1–13; 14:23, 25–26; 15:26; 16:7–15; 1 John 3:23–24; 4:13}. The first result of such education is the one’s ability to love the others, to care for their physical, mental, and spiritual well–being, and to keep them safe, healthy, and untouched by the evil and corruption as much as it is in the power of the one – this is the meaning of the Absolute Good for those who live within the world that cognized the arch–evil and its ultimate manifestation – death*e9*.

So, what about all the others who did not come to the Christian faith yet – are they left in darkness, as the unwanted and unclaimed things, which the Owner of the House leaves behind the Door {in: John 10:7–16}, because He does not need them?

Among the signs, which precede the end of the world, Lord God Jesus Christ mentioned that the Gospels will be proclaimed to all the nations, on all languages of the earth {Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10}. It means that the chance to ascend to knowledge of the Almighty Omnipotent God the Creator {John 17:3} must be given to all, so all belonging of God should be collected before this world dissipates within the vortex of the all–consuming fire, and the new world of God – the perfect world without the evil and restrictions of the matter (death, diseases, sufferings) will come into existence {John 10:7–9, 17–18; 2 Peter 3:7, 10–13; Revelation 21:1–7; Malachi 3:17}…  

…the first indicator of the imminent destruction is ignorance – rejection or deprivation of the knowledge of God: such ignorance*e10* precedes collapse and foretells ruin. The first feature of the ignorant mind is modifiable conscience and absence of the sound ethical foundation:

it easily falls into the trap of deceit

it is not able to withstand corruption

it disregards moral and ethical restrictions,

which differentiate a human being from a human predator/beast

it justifies any crime against other living beings and against the nature,

if the results serve enrichment or bring other material advantages

ultimately, it loses an ability of discerning*e11* the good and the evil

 and becomes the forsaken ruined house populated with phantoms, idols,

and other figments of the perverted imagination

it slides into the dream world of sick imagination,

and becomes incapable of adequate comprehension and evaluation of the actuality

its transformation into the core of destruction of the system that accommodates its existence is completed

If such a mind becomes the property of the majority of population, especially, the ruling “elite” – politicians, educators, religious and other kinds of leaders, the society is ready for collapse.

Corruption of the ruling “elite,” impoverishment of the majority of population, plague of atheism and moral corruption, which produce utter desperation followed with epidemic crimes, suicides, mental disorders, and incurable diseases, civil unrest, revolutions, wars, and other manifestations of insufficiency of civil, political, and religious institutions incapable of preventing the destruction of the system they have been established to sustain, foretell the coming collapse following with demolishing the current system (civilization, state, empire, union, etc.).

Currently, this process can be easily indentified in many countries and parts of the world.

The problem (or the first national security threat for each state political system) is that the civil unrest and other manifestations of human desperation are contagious: they might be compared with the flesh–eating bacterium that consumes a human flesh. They are the signs of the phenomenon, which the ancient prophets identified as “the wrath of God.”

The “wrath of God” is the final phase of disintegration of human establishments/systems [[for instance, family, society, nation, state, empire]], during which the human beings turn against each other and exterminate each other as the predators, because they have lost the power to live and their own conscience – the worst and most merciless judge–prosecutor–executor – has pronounced the sentence: death, death to the corrupted and perverted beings

who forgot their Creator and became unable to perceive the presence of God and to tolerate His words

who transformed themselves into the sons of the arch–evil

who became able only to destroy and to murder other living beings

and to pollute the beautiful world created by God Who gave it to men

for life, happiness, and development–evolution

… if the one has no faith, he might decide that the current states of affair look like that if there ever was a point, at which the beginning of degeneration can be reversed and coming collapse/destruction can be prevented, the mankind rushing into the pit of destruction has missed it.

Yet, God said that He is with His followers unto the end of times {Matthew 28:18–20}. Indeed, the faith in God and in mercy of God is all what is left today for those who are not able to stop the coming time of destruction and imminent annihilation of many…

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Notes:

 

*e1* Ecclesiastes’ words καιρος του καθελειν και καιρος του οικοδομιν {Ecclesiastes 3:3} could be interpreted as a time to destroy/demolish and a time to build/establish/institute. In this phrase,

καιρος –  is the time of completion, when all things came into the focus, everything has reached the maximal potency or degradation, life–cycle at a particular level of complexity is completed, and the unavoidable time of change is near (concerning καιρος see Note *62* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3)

καθελειν is a derivative of the words in cluster stemming from καθαιρεω (καθαιρεω καθελω καθελειν to destroy, to demolish) with the compound meaning of cleaning, demolishing, annihilation:

καθαιρεω – take down; cut off; destroy; annihilate

καταιρω – clean, purify

καθαριζω – clean up; take down; make clear; finish; kill;

καθαιρεσις – devastation, destruction, murder

 

οικοδομιν  is a derivative of οικος – house, home, household, and δωμα (from δεμω – to build) – edifice, housetop.

 

*e2* Concerning στερεωμα, see Note *58* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*e3* Concerning σημεια των καιρων see Note *62* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*e4* See The Mind and the World – Folder Archive_2015, Page 3_March_2015 (included in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3)

 

*e5* For instance, during revolutions of the eighteenth–twentieth century (France, Russia, China) the masses, which were stirred by inhuman conditions of life, poverty, anger, and propaganda, not only destroyed their traditional establishments (along with foundations of sciences, education, state, political, religious, social, and military systems); they annihilated multitudes human beings – carriers of the knowledge on which the old systems were founded and operated.

Still, after the period of destruction, unsuccessful social, economical and political experiments, and consequent degradation they turned to the remnants of the Past, to the collective wisdom of mankind that sustains survival of human species; some of them accepted even the philosophy, which empowers the free markets to operate and against which their propaganda was directed in the time of mutiny. They also discovered that if a human being has no religious foundation based on the absolute good, the utter corruption and limitless crimes plague the society and force it into collapse. So, after the peculiar determination to begin with zero and to live only with the new knowledge they created or chose to assume in the attempt to establish new order (for instance, French revolution with new social order, calendar, and institutionalized atheism, the cultural revolution in China with rejection of the legacy of past generations of thinkers and philosophers, including Confucius), they inevitably turned to at least some knowledge of their predecessors, without which they were incapable to survive.

 

*e6* See Supplement 1_The Vineyard and Its Lessons to The War & The World. Part II. Apostasy – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

 

*e7* See The Facets of the Absolute – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*e8* See Materialism in The World & The War. Part I, and The Material Things in Supplement_1_The Vineyard and Its Lessons to The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy  – files are offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

 

*e9* See Concept of Death in Note *68* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*e10* Many centuries the human mind chained to the Aristotle–Aquinas’ political theology and similar heathen and heretical doctrines was intentionally kept in ignorance, because ignorance is a necessary condition for enslaving of the mind and for maintenance of slavery of the mind and body as the foundation of particular social, political, religious establishments, which operate on the basis of Aristotle’s universal master→slave pattern [[see Concept of Slavery – Supplement_1 to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3]].

For instance, after the Inquisition in Toulouse, in 1229, made the Bible prohibited book for the papal subjects, for the laity, the right to read the words of God has to be given by the special permission of the superiors. During many centuries, the knowledge of the original word of God was forbidden for the vast majority of the Catholics who had to be fed with the images produced by the papal theologians – “guardians” of their souls, and to accept as the “divine truth” any assertion, which the papal hierarchy considered beneficial for its own purposes. The Inquisition’s decision was supported with the drastic measures; for example, in 1536, William Tyndale was burned at the stake for translation of the Bible into English (published in 1526) [in: “Preface”. The Bible. New York: American Bible Society, 1970, pg. iii;  Trager, James. The People’s Chronology: A Year–by–Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present. Rev. ed. A Henry Holt Reference Book. New York: Henry Holt, 1992, pgs. 174, 179; Baybrook, Gar.  Heresies of the Christian Church.  Payson, Arizona:  Leaves of Autumn Books, 1998, pg. 603].

After prohibition of the Bible for the laity, the papal education began to impose (and still continues to impose) on the human mind the peculiar set of assertions (or “articles of faith”), which accentuate the necessity of unreserved obedience to the pope (who pretends to be the earthly substitute of God) as a mandatory condition of the eternal salvation of man, and similar fraud blasphemously covered with the name of Lord Jesus Christ.

These assertions compose the matrix of impotency and humiliating inferiority for every papal subject (esp. the laity) who does not belong to the high levels of the papal hierarchy.

In particular, this matrix includes such insinuations as

— faith is above reason

— God is the source of evil

— human reason of a simple man is impotent, because only the members of the papal hierarchy have all necessary knowledge by the “grace” of the papal office

— the soul of the papal prelate has the higher value than the soul of a simple man – papal subject

— the highest virtue and the main duty of man is unreserved obedience to the superior who stands on the place of God

— the papal hierarchy is enabled to change the meanings of sin and virtue

— the papal subjects must put aside own judgment and see black as white and the mortal sin as the virtue if the superior wishes so

— the papal laws must be observed even if they contradict The Ten Commandments

— for the sake of the papal good, a man can be tortured, maimed, and executed

— the papal church cannot imitate the mercy of God and must put the relapsed heretics to death so the papal subjects will be protected from the heretic’s influence

— the papal subject must unreservedly obey even the evil and wicked papal superior as if he stays at the place of God

— justification of the inquisition (the pope is the prefect of the inquisition)

— and so on and so forth.

Heresy, fear, fraud, and artificially created ignorance in the matters of Christian teachings are the elements planted by this matrix, which includes all that might transform man into a complete papal slave – by body, mind, and spirit – with easily modifiable conscience. One of the consequences of the education and culture founded on Aristotle–Aquinas’ political theology and developed by the papal Magisterium is illustrated with the current world–wide scandals, which reveal moral and physical corruption of the papal officials and centuries–old abuse of the children by the papal “priests” in the places they call “churches.” Such utter corruption became possible because of the papal

1/ conversion into the heathenism (the basis of Aristotle–Aquinas’ political theology is heathen Orphic philosophy of the snake–worshipers, mostly Aristotle’s doctrine), which is incompatible with love, good, virtue, human dignity and freedom conveyed by the Christian teachings

2/ invention of such sacrilege as “priest in the state of mortal sin” and Aquinas’ interpretation of the meaning of mortal sin as disobedience to the papal superior, while any violation of the commandments of God (e.g., murder, betrayal) is justified, if it serves the papal purposes

3/ culture of all–permissibility for the superiors equated to the papal god

4/ suppression and forceful silencing of the victims and (if the victims are not helpless orphans in papal “charitable” institutions) their parents.

Only because of ignorance of Christian teachings some people continue to identify the papal establishment as the Christian church and the papal subjects as Christians.

The complete incompatibility of the papal faith with Christianity is confirmed with the infamous acts of the papal establishment, which might be referred as the crimes against God and against humanity, and which include (but are not limited to) the crusades, the inquisition, forceful conversion, religious wars, persecutions of the different–minded, tortures and executions (burning alive at stakes) of the heretics and those Christians who rejected the pope as the substitute of God, cooperation with fascism and Nazism, the physical and moral corruption of the members of the papal hierarchy who corrupt and destroy faith and life of those who are under their authority; for instance, current world–wide scandals with child abuse, abuse of children in catholic educational and charitable institutions; the latest one is recent revelation of the Magdalene laundries in Ireland – because of the report from the UN committee against torture in June 2011 – which were run by Catholic nuns under protection of the state as late as in 1996 – http: //www. guardian.co.uk/ world/ 2013/feb/05 /magdalene-laundries-ireland-state-guilt).

Concerning current scandals in the papal establishment (world–wide children abuse and the others), see

– Concluding Observations on the Second Periodic Report of the Holy See. The UN. Convention on the Rights of the Child. Committee on the Rights of the Child. Report distributed January 31, 2014. CRC_C_VAT_CO_2_16302_E.pdf

The link to the UN Report was available through U.N. Slams Vatican Over Child Abuse Cover-Up @ World Time website @  http: // world.time.com /2014/02/05/u-n-slams-vatican-over-child-abuse-cover-up/

– Magdalene laundries: Ireland accepts state guilt in scandal – http: // www. guardian.co.uk/ world/2013/feb/05/magdalene-laundries-ireland-state-guilt

Ireland apologises for Magdalene laundries – http:// www. telegraph.co.uk/ news/worldnews/europe/ireland/9850681/Ireland-apologises-for-Magdalene-laundries.html

– Scathing UN report demands Vatican act against child sex abuse – http: // www. euronews.com/ 2014/02/05/scathing-un-report-demands-vatican-act-against-child-sex-abuse/

– Scathing U.N. report demands Vatican act against child sex abuse – http: // www. reuters.com/article/ 2014/02/05/ us-vatican-abuse-un-id USBREA140K620140205

– The U.N. Confronts the Vatican –  http: // www. nytimes.com/2014/02/06/opinion/the-un-confronts-the-vatican.html?src=recg

– Catholic Church tossed 800 Irish orphans into septic tank grave By Jennifer Pompi. The Washington Times – http:// www. washingtontimes.com/ news/2014/jun/3/mass-grave-800-children-found-near-irish-home-unwe/

Galway historian reveals truth behind 800 orphans in mass grave by Cahir O'Doherty http:// www. irishcentral.com/ opinion/cahirodoherty/Galway-historian-reveals-truth-behind-800-orphans-in-mass-grave.html

Concerning the papal establishment and its official doctrine – Aristotle–Aquinas’ political theology, see

Folder Heathen Philosophy (Philosophy: the Beginning, Plato, Aristotle, Works of Augustine of Hippo, Doctrine of Thomas Aquinas)

Folder Political Theology (Introduction to Political Theology, The Hierarchical Church, and The Church Militants)

Folder Archive_2008–2010: Priest and Heresy – Page 2_2008

Ecumenism in The World & The War. Part I. file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

my book The Invincible Empire [Savitsky, Alice A. The Invincible Empire. Washington, DC: The AEHESIA® Services, 2003]

 

*e11* See The Discernment file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

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*3* See

– The Departed Thoughts in Archive_Selections_2014 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

postings in Folder Archive_2008_2009:  Mysteries – Page 7_2008_2009 [[excerpt in Note *60* to The Discernment – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3]], and The Kingdom of Heaven – Page 3_2008_2009  [[excerpt in Note *53* to The Facets of the Absolute – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3]]

 

*4* Koine (κοινη) is rooted in Ionian language – the descendent of Minoan language, with which the poems of Homer [[The Iliad and The Odyssey]] were told and eventually, written down. Koine, or common Greek, became the universal language of the lands assimilated into the empire of Alexander of Macedonia. With Koine,

 

the Greek heathen philosophy reconciled and unified philosophical and religious systems of heathen thought

into the common heathen knowledge network

the heathen knowledge network accommodating the purposes of cognition of the evil was completed

the ground for the new knowledge, which would be given in the time of the New Testament, prepared

 

The original Books of the New Testament were written down on Koine.

 

*5*  See The Ten Commandments – Folder Foundation, and Preface: The Law of God in The Discernment, with Supplement_1 The Road to God – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*6* Concerning σημεια των καιρων – the signs of time, see Note *62* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*7* Σκοτος usually translated as darkness also has the meaning of death and shadow of death; in the contemporary Greek, derivatives of σκοτ−ος [[σκοτ−ωμασκοτ−ωμοςσκοτ−ωνω]] convey meanings of killing, slaughtering, massacre

 

*8* See Note *53* to The Discernment  – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*9* See The Choice – Folder Archive_2013, Page 5_June_2013; excerpt follows

Excerpt

The Choice

because thou did not serve the Lord thy God

with gladness and with loving mind, in abundance of all things…

thou shall serve thine enemies, which the Lord will send forth against thee,

in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in the want of all things

{Deuteronomy 28:47–48}

 

Moses offered his tribesmen the choice between two possible futures {Deuteronomy 26:16–19; 28; 29; 30}:

either to serve the Lord their God, Who delivered them from the Egyptian slavery, in gladness, with loving mind {αγαθη διανοιαDeuteronomy 28:47; αγαθη – good, virtuous, loving; διανοια – faculty of reasoning, understanding, thought, intelligence/reasoning, thinking, mind}, in abundance of everything

or to serve the enemies, which God will send to enslave and to destroy them, in suffering, affliction, and humiliation.

These two futures are the consequences of the choice:

either to listen to the voice of God, to observe His commandments, and therefore, to accomplish His will – to serve Him; in this case, the people of God receive all blessings of the Creator – prosperity, abundance of all, health, strengths, invincibility, and all other things that belong to the reality of evolution, plus honor and glory (to be above all nations)

or do not listen to the voice of God, do not observe His commandments, and therefore, to rebel against His law and His will; in this case, all “curses” mentioned by Moses will fall on the disobedient ones – the apostates who rejected true God, followed false gods/idols, did not keep commandments of God, and therefore, did not observe His law, and did not accomplish His will; the people will become slaves of their enemies and serve their masters in need of all things, affliction, and humiliation.

Although Moses spoke to his tribesmen, he described two general patterns {in: Deuteronomy 26:16–19; 28; 29; 30}, which explain the entire human history: evolution and degeneration.

With time, evolution shifted into the personal possession, yet, the degeneration and collapse became the common way and essence of human establishments. One by one the mighty empires emerged, rose, and collapsed under “the wrath of God.” They pursued power, domination, and enrichment, relied onto human strengths, mighty armies, and weapons, yet, inevitably, their καιρος came and they collapsed burying under their ruins countless multitudes of living beings.

And I think that it should be one common cause of ruin; in particular,  

a/ during entire history of mankind, in different times, different kinds of human establishments (e.g., tribes, states, empires, civilizations) had different

resources

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levels of complexity (starting with knowledge of the nature of life and the world which accommodated their existence)

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idols (deified beasts, deified men, deified establishment – state, political party, deified ideas, etc.)

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religious, philosophical, political, and social systems

b/ they committed different crimes against God and against the others, and they found different ways of ruining themselves

c/ however, the pattern is the same for the entire observable history of mankind:

contravention of the law of God inevitably initiates perversion

perversion initiates degeneration

degeneration initiates collapse and culminates in destruction

 

So, the consequences – collapse, human misery, suffering, and death – are the same; therefore,

a/ the root, or the core (or the main code), from which the collapsed empires, civilizations, and other establishments sprung, should be the same

b/ the cause or the reason for common end (collapse–ruin) should be sought in the root

c/ the factor/driver/possibility of failure/phenomenon/whatever else, which makes possible the collapse–ruin should be common for all times and for all political, social, and other establishments.

So, what is this common/constant factor/driver/triggering event/phenomenon that

a/ makes collapse possible

b/ initiates the collapse

c/ makes the collapse irreversible?

 

There is only one constant factor that defines destiny of all human establishments in all times, in all circumstances, and in all settings: the human mind – as the creator, as the maintaining force, and as the destroyer.

How then, the violations of the law of God transform the mind–creator into the mind–destroyer of its own creations; what should happen within the human mind that would transform the creator into the destroyer of own establishments?

In His mercy and love, as the loving Father Who forewarns a child concerning the threats and dangers in his possible paths, God always gives the knowledge of the consequences and reasons of the wrong choice, which would have deadly consequences. Our God is the Lord of knowledge and wisdom {1 Kings 2:2–3; Proverbs 2:6; 8:22–36; John 1:1–3}, so His creations always have freedom of choice: either to accept knowledge of truth leading into the everlasting life or to consume figments of corrupted imagination (e.g., idol–worship) and to become similar to their  idols – pieces of the structured matter deprived of faculty deliberation and abilities of perception {in: Psalm 113(114):4–8; Isaiah 59:9–10}.

Starting with Adam and Eve, then, through Moses, then, through the prophets of the Old testament, and ultimately, through His Son – the Word–God Who is the Holy Wisdom and through Whom God creates everything – always, the knowledge and the warnings are given to those who want to listen {e.g., in: Genesis 2:16–17; Deuteronomy 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 1 Kings 8:4–22; Isaiah 6:9–11; John; 1 Peter; 2 Peter; 1 John}.

Therefore, the reasons of survival and collapse should be in the disposition of the human mind – precisely, because of the abilities of

perception of truth

discriminating between the good and the evil

foreseeing the possible futures as the consequences of choices, words, and actions –

of own as well as of the others

The Holy Scriptures reveal the primary cause and the consequences of the choice to reject God and then, to disregard the law of God {e.g., in: Deuteronomy 28:28–48; Isaiah 29:13–16; 30:9–14; Romans 1:28–32}. This effect or the main plague/curse that falls upon the apostate for rejection of God and His law is a particular mental state described as the one’s inability to perceive – to see, to hear, and to comprehend, while the one possesses eyes, ears, and mind. Moses defines this state as the state to be smitten with insanity, blindness, and displacement or bewilderment (confusion) of the mind {εκστασει διανοιαςDeuteronomy 28:28}. The one with such a mind shall grope in the midday as the blind one gropes in the darkness; he shall not prosper in his ways; he shall be treated unjustly, plundered, and there will be no one to help. While the others shall eat out his wealth, and deprive him of everything, the smitten one shall be distracted with visions (sights, signs, illusions – as figments of imagination), therefore he will not be able to perceive the actuality and evaluate his own condition rightly.

With time, the Moses’ forewarning {Deuteronomy 28:28–29} became the reality {e.g., Isaiah 59:1–15; Jeremiah 23:11–19, 29–32; Ezekiel 22:23–31; Malachi 2:7–11; Matthew 23:1–38; Luke 11:29–52}, which culminated in the ultimate rejection of the Lord {John 11:41–53; 12:10–11, 17–19, 37–43; 19:12–22} and ultimate ruin of those who rejected God.

The rejection of God deprives the human mind of the Source of its existence – of God. Only the power of God sustains life of the human mind, maintains its health (firstly, an ability to discriminate between the good and the evil, then, abilities of adequate perception, correct evaluation, and comprehension of the actuality), and protects it from mental disorders (e.g., such as belief in visions and signs, confusion, ability to accept figments of imagination/false/lies as the actuality/truth, insanity). The rejection of God initiates the state, which Moses defines as insanity, blindness, and displacement or bewilderment (confusion) of the mind {Deuteronomy 28:28}. In such a state – the state of confusion and displacement, when the mind loses orientation, because it has lost the ability to discriminate between the good and the evil and therefore, entered the state of spiritual darkness, in which it is unable to perceive the Light of God {John 1:1–11; 3:16–21; 9:4–5; 12:35–41}, the violations of the law of God are possible.

However, the ones, who have accepted the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Word–God, and decided to follow Him by observing His words and keeping His commandments are protected from the mental plague, of which Moses warned: they are granted the authority to become the children of God and the power of God protects them from the evil. With the faith in Lord Jesus Christ and through love to Him (that is through accomplishment of His commandments), they receive the peace of God – the state of knowing God and dwelling in Him {John 1:1–18; 10; 11; 12:24–50; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17}. This state is the consequence of the choice made freely, in the depth of the soul–heart–mind where the Door into the Kingdom of God {John 10:1–30} is*E1*.

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*E1* See The Door into the Future – Folder Archive_2015, Page 5_May_2015 [[included in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3]] 

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*10* Concerning στερεωμα, see Note *58* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*11* “Tragic Dionysian philosophy” of Friedrich Nietzsche, which contributed to the framework for Nazism, and “Metapsychology” with supplemental assertions, which depict utter perversion of psychology and disintegration of human moral and morality, contributed by Sigmund Freud are the vivid illustrations of the consequences of which Moses and other Hebrew prophets warned.

See

– Supplement 3_“Metapsychology” and Other Ideas of Sigmund Freud – Critical Analysis to The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

– The Contemporary Heathen Philosophy: Works of Friedrich Nietzsche in Folder Heathen Philosophy, Page_8 [[text concerning Frederick Nietzsche is also in Note *4* to Supplement 2_Philo of Alexandria to The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2]]

my book The Invincible Empire, Chapter 8. 

 

*12* See Note *13* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*13* Concerning the total ruin (διαφθορον), see Note *5* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*14* See

files (with Supplements) offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3: 

The World and The War. Part I. Introduction. Ecumenism. Materialism

The World and The War. Part II. Apostasy

The Discernment

Archive_Selections_2014

Archive_Selections_2015

excerpts from the Archives included into the referred above files, esp. Heresy, Imagination, Divination

Ancient Civilizations: Legacy Overview – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_1

my book The invincible Empire [Savitsky, Alice A. The Invincible Empire. Washington, DC: The AEHESIA® Services, 2003]

 

*15* See Note *77* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

 

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Greatest Gifts

 

the kingdom of God is within you

{Luke 17:21}

I leave peace to you: My peace I give you; not as the world gives I give you.

Let not your heart be agitated, nor let it be fearful

{John 14:27}

 

Two of the greatest gifts man could receive from the Creator are especially wonderful: the revelation that the one carries the kingdom of God within and the peace*1* given by Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God {Luke 17:20–21; John 14:27}.

 The knowledge that the kingdom of God is the essence of the human heart–mind lifts the mind up toward its natural dwelling with God {John 14:1–3, 23}; this knowledge sustains humaneness within the world of the beasts. Whichever evils would surround us and whichever sorrows and problems would poison our days and nights, nothing is able to deprive us from love of our Creator, from our destiny to carry the kingdom of God in this world, and from the peace of our God, which nourishes our souls and reminds us that ultimately, everything would serve our good.

Many centuries passed since Solomon the king in Jerusalem wrote that sorrow is better that laughter, because sadness makes the heart better {Ecclesiastes 7:3–5}. If so, suffering and injustice should teach us to discern*2* the inner meaning of things and to separate the righteousness from wickedness; then, in the Future, the encountered evils, problems, downfalls and losses will be recognized as the points of the ascent, as the steps at the way up. If to accept the meaning of life as accumulation of knowledge, which empowers and sustains the ascent to the absolute good*3* and as a realization of the highest creative potential, the one might envision suffering, problems, and insufficiencies of daily life as the pointers indicating the choice of the wrong direction taken by those through whom suffering and evil become the daily reality of the many, and a failure to learn a lesson in perfection.

It is widely assumed that ultimately, the suffering and sorrows expose the values by which the one lives and direct him toward the actual values by which he should live, purify the mind, refine the reasoning, and reveal the true essence of the one similarly to as the fire melts gold and silver to burn away uncleanness and dirt and reveal preciousness {Malachi 3:2–3; 1 Peter 1:2–9; 2 Peter 1:2–11; 1 Corinthians 3:13}.

However, what is the secret of sorrow and why sadness makes the human heart better? If to collect all sorrows and injustice happened during the entire time of human existence, would anyone be able to measure the evil committed by men and inflicted upon men, and would anyone be able to comprehend the summary of suffering experienced by those who lived before us as well as by those who surround us now? Could such thing as a typical human heart exist, and if it does, has it become better? 

Then, no one ever was able to set the others free from grief and sorrow by assuming their suffering, although all are called to love the others, to feel pity and compassion to the others, and to assist the others in their needs {John 13:34–35; 15:12; 1 John 3:16–18; 4:7–8}. Misery, pain, and grief always remain the personal experience, which is not possible to transfer to the others, even to the most merciful ones who would like to share the others’ suffering and to assume the others’ burden.

Only our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ came into the world as the Man of sorrows to take on Himself our sins and afflictions, and to be wounded for our iniquities and faults, yet, to heal us by His wounds, to comfort us through His suffering, and to lead us by the way, which was not known before, the way to the light and life everlasting. He came to collect His Own ones, to reveal the truth and to set His followers free from sin and the power of the world of evil, and to feed them with the Heavenly Bread of the eternity {Isaiah 42:16; 43; 53:3–6; John 3; 6:27–58; 8; 10; 12:45–50; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18:37; 1 John 1:5, 7; 3:5, 16; 4:9–10; 5:11–13}.

This Truth for the sake of which the Word–God came into the world might be summarized in one comprehensive all–embracing postulate: God is the Absolute Good of man*3*.

 

God is the Absolute Good of man:

God is the Perfect and Omnipotent Love that encompasses every creation

that loves God the Creator and embodies His Law/Word

into own thoughts, words, and deeds

the knowledge of God and His Word is the eternal Life

God is the Omnipotent Wisdom – the Light

that eliminates ignorance of man and scatters the fog of inability of perception of the Truth

God is the Almighty Power – the Spirit of Truth

that empowers man to do the works of God

God is the only Source of virtue, righteousness, justice,

and therefore, excellence and perfection of God is the only Criterion of judgment

for man’s comprehension and evaluation of the world as well as of his own life

God is the only Model for imitation of mercy, perfection, love,

and the works of God

therefore, God is the Truth, the Life, the Light, the Way, the Wisdom, the Freedom,

and

the all of man.

 

Consequently, the Christian teachings is the teaching of the Absolute Truth, because it is the revelation of the Absolute Good – the knowledge of God – accomplished by the Word–God, Lord Jesus Christ, Who refers to the knowledge that He gives to those who believe in Him and accomplish His commandments as to the eternal life {John 14; 15; 16; 17}.

This Absolute Truth is that

– God gives a human being the absolute good – His presence and love, which are the eternal life for a human being, because they transform him into a perfect being capable of accepting God and living in His presence through the eternity {cf.: Matthew 21:31; Luke 39–43; John 14:23; 17:23–24; James 1:18; 1 Peter; 2 Peter; 1 John; Ephesians; Revelation 21:3–6}

– God is the Perfect Love without fear and suffering, and His Love, His only begotten Son – the Word–God, by His grace, saved the world and bestowed life everlasting onto all those who love God and His creations and who follow the commandments of God. These commandments – the Law of God, The Ten Commandments – are well known since the beginning of the human civilization, which they initiated*4*. They are within the human heart, because they define the human nature and control its actualization; they are not hidden from a human being. These commandments ignited*5* by the Divine Fire convey the nature of a human being created into the image and after likeness of God: Love is the source of the Law and the prophets; the one abiding in love abides in God and God dwells in him {Matthew 5:48; 22:36–40; Luke 6:36; John 1:1–18; 13:34–35; 14; 17; 1 John 4:7–21; 2 John 6; Genesis 1:26–27; Deuteronomy 4:24; 30:11–14, 19–20}

– Love of God forgives all sins and gives comfort and healing to the repentant and suffering ones

– Love of God is the Omnipotent Power that protects His very Own ones from the evil, empowers them to overcome the fear of death and the fear of the world that has in its discretion the power

 

to kill the body – the power of coercion sustained with weapons, armies, authorities

to deceive and to enslave the mind with ideologies, false religions, and false knowledge

to enslave body and mind by deceit and with the promises of glory, riches, and everything,

by which the world of the material things lives {in: Luke 4:5–8}

 

– all powers of the world are unable to take away the love to God from the heart of man, as well as to intervene between God and His creation.

St. Paul the Apostle writes {Romans 8:31–39} that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord. The summary of this message is simple: nothing in this world, as well as nothing beyond this world, is able to overwhelm the love of God, which is revealed in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

The same faith, the same conviction, and the same knowledge of the Omnipotent and Perfect Love of God are summarized by St. John the Apostle in brief definition: God is Love {1 John 4:8}.

Since the beginning of times, the Perfect Love – God – breathes life into each being, moves the universe, and maintains the world*3*. Love is the foundation of the Law and the essence of the knowledge granted through the prophets. Love transforms the human clay into the child of God; moreover, Love transforms slaves living by fear into the friends of God who are free, because love of God elevates them to the completeness of perfection and invincibility of the eternal freedom {Matthew 22:36–40; John 13:34–35; 15:12–15; 1 John 3:1–2; 4:7–21; Romans 8:1139; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 4}.

Countless lives began and ended, multitudes of human beings passed through this world, yet, only in the end of times the meaning of existence is opened for understanding: everything of man is in love to God, and Love of God is everything – the only true power, which opens the eternal life to those who have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death.

And I think: what would be this world, if it lives by love – would it be the world without betrayal, lawlessness, crimes, terrorism, assassinations, executions, tortures, fraud, slavery, corruption, propaganda, deception, robbery, wars, exploitation, belittlement and humiliation, prisons, concentration camps, slaughterhouses, armies, weapons, hunger, poverty, ignorance, and other attributes of daily life? 

Indeed, if love rules the life of men, none of the mentioned above evils could be ever possible. So, has a contemporary man the right to identify himself as Homo sapiens, if he discards own nature that is love [[and – along with love – wisdom, happiness, and decent existence]] and chooses slavery of evil and misery of self-destruction that is death?

And for those who have no power to change the world of sorrows – who had been born to be enslaved, humiliated, oppressed, and murdered by the servants of the arch–evil – is anything more precious than the hope and faith in Lord God Jesus Christ the Savior and Redeemer?

By the faith, hope, and love to God, by the legacy of the prophets and the apostles the first Christians – our ancestors – lived.  Although they suffered and died by body, yet, the faith set them free from the power of the evil and enabled them to obtain the life everlasting in the new world ruled by the Perfect Love: the world without death, illness, grief, and suffering {John 16:33; 1 John 5:4-5; Hebrews 11:1-40; 12:1-3; Revelation 21:1-5}. 

By the faith, hope, and love, we the Christians, live today, and what in the world is able to separate us from love of our God, if even death is just an entrance into His Kingdom {John 14:1–6; 16:22; 17; Revelation 21:1–7}?

 

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*1* See

The Kingdom of Heaven –  Folder Archive_2008_2009, Page 3_2008_2009; excerpt included in Note *53* to The Facets of the Absolute – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

– The Victory and the Peace – in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3, or in Folder Archive_2015, Page 3_March_2015

 

*2* See The Discernment – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*3* See The Facets of the Absolute and The Works of God – files for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*4* See The Ten Commandments – Folder Foundation, and Preface: The Law of God in The Discernment, with Supplement_1 The Road to God – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*5* See The Fire for a Child – Folder Archive_2014, Page _April_2014; excerpt follows 

 

 

Excerpt

“The Fire for a Child

 

Fire I came to cast upon the earth

{Luke 12:49}

 

English and Russian translations [*] of the Greek text “Η δηλωσις των Λογων Σου φωτιει και συνετιει νηπιους“ might be summarized as “the revelation of Thy words will enlighten and instruct the simple” {Psalm 118(119):130}: the revelation of the words of God will enlighten and give reason–comprehension–understanding to the simple.

So, the word φωτιει is interpreted as the derivative of φωτιζω  to enlighten, to explain, make clear; such interpretation maintains similarly to the following grammatical construction of συνετιει as derivative from συνετιζω – to give good reasoning, understanding (from συνεσις – reasoning, as the mental ability to put together – to understand, to be wise that is to have the complete mind; συνεσις is derived from φρονεω – mind; συν – means union, being together, and, as a part of compound words, it conveys the meaning of completeness).   

However, φωτιει is the direct derivative of φωτια – fire, flame; it means that the revelation of the words of God will ignite, inflame, bring the fire.

Furthermore, the word νηπιους (interpreted as “simple”) is a derivative of νηπιο  – child. 

So, the literal meaning of the text in Psalm 118(119):130 is that the revelation of the words of God will ignite the fire in those who are children and make their reasoning complete.

In the New Testament, St. Luke the Apostle and St. John the Apostle convey the words of Lord God Jesus Christ: He came to cast the fire upon the earth, and His words are the Spirit and life {Luke 12:49; John 6:63} – this Fire is the Holy Spirit {John 14; 16; 17; Acts 1:1–5; 2:1–4}.

Then, Gospel According to John explains the will of God explicitly: because of love and mercy of God the Father, Lord God Jesus Christ came to accomplish the will of God {John 3:16–17, 31–36; 4:23–24; 6:35–40; 14; 17}. So, the following might happen

a/ the Word–God gives His followers the knowledge of God that is the everlasting life; the Holy Spirit of God {the Fire– Luke 12:49; John 14; 16; 17; Hebrews 12:29; Deuteronomy 4:24} will come to His followers, teach and illuminate them in knowledge of truth and comprehension of the Word–God

b/ the words of God the Father, which the Son of God conveys to His followers, will enable them to comprehend that the Word–God came forth from beside God the Father, and He is the Giver of the eternal life; this comprehension makes them complete, because this knowledge is eternal life

c/ those who perceive the words of God and accomplish them, will become the new creation in Christ and by Christ: the children of God, the doers of the works of God, the field and the building of God, the living temple of the living God – those who carry the Holy Spirit, the Divine Fire, within, and who will live with God, in His Kingdom, in His Light, in His presence, forever {John 1; 3:16–17; 14; 15:1–17; 16:7–15, 26; 17; James 1:17–18, 21–25; 1 Peter 1; 2; Ephesians 1; 2; Hebrews 12:18–29; Romans 5:1–11; 6:1–23; 8:14–17; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 6:19–20; Colossians 1:9–23; Revelation 21:1–8; 22:1–5}.

From the very beginning it is known, and many texts of the Holy Scriptures reveal and then, reiterate that our God is the Almighty Holy Spirit. Although a human being was not able to see God and to live, the mind of a few chosen ones was enabled to perceives Him as

 

the consuming Fire Who speaks to His chosen one from the midst of fire

The Almighty Being Whose Glory is perceived as the burning Flame

Whose life–creating power is seen as the river of flame

Who tests His creations with the Fire and

made them as the purified gold in which all impurities are burned away

Who enters the chosen mind through the words of the Word–God –

the words of eternal life – that carry Spirit and give life and light to men

Whose power annihilates the evil and its carriers as dry grass is annihilated by the burning flame

Who is the Light and the Wisdom and the Authority by Whom man becomes the child of God;

this child of God is the chosen one who is the temple and carrier of the Holy Spirit of God – the Almighty consuming Fire –

The Holy One Who purifies and prepares His creation for the Kingdom of God, in which man will dwell with God through the eternity

{Genesis 1:2; Exodus 3:1–6; 19:18–22; 24:17; 33:20; Deuteronomy 4:24, 36; 9:3, 15; Isaiah 9:18–19; Daniel 7:9–10; Malachi 3:2–3;

John 1; 4:23–24; 6:63; 14; 15; 16; 17;

1 Peter 1; 2; 2 Peter 3:7, 13; Corinthians 6:19–20; Ephesians 1; 2; Hebrew 12:18–29; Revelation 20:14; 21:1–8; 22:3–5}

 

Hence, the ancient prophecy {Psalm 118(119):130} became the reality: revelation of the Word–God and His words have ignited the Fire in children of God and gave them completeness of understanding. It began in Jerusalem, fifty days after the day of Resurrection, when the disciples of Lord God Jesus Christ were baptized in the Holy Spirit: the Holy Spirit promised by God came visibly –  the tongues as of fire, γλωσσαι ωδει πυρος rested upon each of them {Acts 1:4–5; 2:1–4}. Then, it was so during all centuries that passed after revelation of the Word–God. It continues today – the same for every human being who is born into this world to find God, to come to God, to be baptized by the Fire according to the will of God, and to enter the eternity with God.

In the beginning, the chosen ones were the dust – pieces of clay–flesh, as all humans are {Genesis 2:7; Job 33:6; Isaiah 45:9–10; 64:8}. What happens after the one is selected to become the vessel for the Fire, the one carrying the enlightening Light of the message of God that dispersed the darkness of ignorance?

Those who were chosen to perceive the power of God and to recognize His presence – the prophets, messengers of God, priests, apostles – all of them speak of the Fire: what else the human mind might find within the world of the matter as powerful as the consuming fire is, as all–consuming as the power of fire that annihilates the matter and turns it into the ashes?

The images of fire in the Holy Scriptures have at least three meanings {e.g., in: Exodus 3:1–6; 24:16–17; Deuteronomy 4:12–13, 24, 36; 9:3; Isaiah 9:18–19; 43:2–3; Daniel 7:9–11; Malachi 3:1–4; 4:1; Matthew 3:11–12, 16; 13:40–42; Mark 1:7–11; Luke 3:16–17, 21–22; John 1; 3:19–21; 9:5–7; 14; 15; 16; 17; 2 Peter 3:5–13; 2 Corinthians 6:14–18; Revelation 20:14}:

1. The fire described by the Prophets as the “wrath of God”; in fact, this is the self–destruction ensuing from violations of the Law of God. This fire is the fire of death ignited by human iniquities, passions, perversion fueled by imagination of the mind devoid of understanding of own essence {the essence of the mind–heart–soul of man is the Law of God; observance of the Law is life consistent with the human nature created by God into His image and after His likeness; those who observe the Law of God fulfill the destiny of man to be the temple and dwelling of God  – Genesis 1:26–27; 9:6; Deuteronomy 30:11–15; Psalm 36(37):31; 39(40):8; John 14:23; 1 Corinthians 3:16}

2. The fire surrounding God; from this fire, God spoke to Moses, and with this image of all–consuming Fire, Moses attempted to convince the chosen people to love God and to observe His commandments. In the New Testament, the all–consuming Fire came through the Word–God, the Light of the world, and the Life of man; this Light illuminates each mind, which enters the world of matter, and then,

 

– purifies the iniquities and sins of those who,

within the darkness of temporal dissipating world,

come to seek the path to eternal God

– opens the mind for the perfect Love and Absolute Good of God–Creator –

the only Love without fear and suffering –

because, in the world of men, fear and suffering are inseparable component of everything,

even of love of woman to man and of a child to a father

– transforms them into the dwelling and temple of God

– in the end, will test everything created by human mind

during life–journey within the world of the matter.

 

3. The Fire of creation that is cast upon the dust, the earth, to transform it into the immortal child of God – the child of the Fire Creating, Dividing, Illuminating, and Giving Wisdom, the Fire that makes possible the miracle of baptism, when a human being goes through the Almighty All–consuming Fire to obtain the everlasting life and is transformed for the eternity with God; not burned into the ashes.

Furthermore, the New Testament clarifies the meaning of the Fire {as the referred to in: Malachi 3:1–4}, what does it mean for a human life:

–  Lord God Jesus Christ tells: “The Fire I came to cast upon the earth”; He also came to accomplish the Law, not to destroy it {Luke 12:49; Matthew 5:17–18}. Therefore, the Fire and the Law are One – One Power ignited by Almighty God: this Fire purifies, embraces–assimilates, sustains, and re–creates the world

–  St. Paul the Apostle explains that the Fire tests everything created by man: some of man’s creations will endure the trial, some of them will be exterminated, yet, their creators will survive, although as the one who passed through the fire {1 Corinthians 3:9–15}

– in the Epistle to the faithful in the lands of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia of Asia and Bithynia (currently, territories of Turkey), St. Peter the Apostle reminds that the people of faith are much more precious than gold, yet, they must undergo the grieving in manifold trials. Although gold will perish, it still must be melted by fire, in order to be purified from admixture and to reveal its natural beauty and value within the perishing world of death. As soon as the power of God guards the faithful through faith until the last times, when the salvation will be revealed, the faithful are tried similarly to perishing gold, so they would be able to receive the incorruptible and undefiled inheritance kept in Heaven {1 Peter 1:3–25}.

Purified gold will perish along with the world in which the matter–gold has the higher value than human life (people kill for gold). Eventually, the world of death will vanish along with its values and criteria of judgment, which elevate gold and other material things above human life and happiness.

However, as soon as we destined to pass through this world, logically, the most significant “manifold trials” proving the faith should be difficulties, disappointments, and grief that we all suffer; for instance, through betrayal by the loved ones and friends, loss of those who are our earthly love and light, loss of wealth, health, unjust judgment by sinners, offenses and attacks by enemies and those who carry hatred and death within their mind, misunderstanding, and so on. All these trials are intended to make us wiser and stronger, to open the eyes and the ears of our heart so we would become able to see the actual essence and value of all that the people hold as valuable or even precious things, to choose the actual treasures {Matthew 13:45–48; 16:26; Luke 17:20–21}, to find the True Way, and to follow the true Light {John 14:6}.

Yet, there is another ordeal, the greatest of all trials – an encounter with own conscience, when our imperfections, sins, and iniquities are revealed and when we realize that only death is an appropriate award for all evils we have done to our God, to the others, and to ourselves.

However, we always should remember, especially in the time of repentance and affliction, that, through Moses, the Hebrew Prophets, and then, the Apostles, the Holy Scriptures speak of God as of the Fire – terrifying, all–consuming, annihilating evil, and purifying – and as of the Almighty All–forgiving Love. Lord God Jesus Christ came to cast the Fire upon the earth and to baptize His people εν Πνευματι αγιω και πυρι – in the Spirit Holy and Fire. Through the Word–God, the Holy Spirit of God, the Spirit of Truth entered the world to accomplish the will of God, to prepare the creations for the meeting with the Creator, to make human soul the dwelling–temple of the Living God at the earth, which is kept for the final times when evil and death will be annihilated by the fire of God {Deuteronomy 4:24; Isaiah 5:20–24; 10:17; 24:3–6; 30:27–28; 59:12–13; Malachi 3:1–3; Matthew 3:11, 16–17; Luke 12:49; John 1:32–34; 3:3–8; 14:16–17, 26; 16:7–15; Acts 1:4–5,8; 2:1–4; 1 Peter 1; 2; 2 Peter 3:7; James 5:1–6; Hebrews 12:29; 1 Corinthians 3:13–16; Revelation 20:11–14; 21:8}.

Therefore, the human soul purified and re–created by the Word–God, should be the greatest value of the eternal world, which is open to all of us who wants to live and who therefore, chooses the good and follows God. God of Revelation – the First and the Last, Alfa and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Creator of the new world – speaks of “gold that has been fired with fire” χρυσιον πεπυρωμενον εκ πυρος and which brings the true riches {Revelation 1:13–18; 3:14–18; 21:6}. This text elaborates the Epistle of St. Peter the Apostle {1 Peter 1:3–7}: it confirms that the highest value is the human soul ignited with faith and living by the Holy Spirit of God. Furthermore, God says that even the Church, which does not have such souls – “gold that has been fired with fire,” will be cast out from the Word–God, because, although she considers herself as rich and there is nothing she needs, in fact, she is wretched, miserable and poor. 

Indeed, if it is almost impossible to find the true criteria of judgment within the world of the matter, in which the entire system of values is based upon “gold perishing.” If gold and other material values are doomed to destruction along with the world of the matter, what then could be the only true value and the only criterion of judgment for us –– the beings created in image and after likeness of God Who is Spirit, the beings expiated by the Son of God and saved by the Love of God for the eternal life in the new world with God? The only true treasure – the greatest treasure of a human being created in image and after likeness of God – is Love of God the Creator and Father, the Eternal Almighty Love revealed to His creations through Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God, the Redeemer and Savior {Genesis 1:27; 2:7; 9:6; John 3:16–17; 4:23–24; 6:27–69; 10; 14; 15; 17; 1 John; Revelation 21:1–7, 10–27; 22:1–5}.

St. John the Apostle – the Apostle of Love – writes {in: 1 John} that the perfect Love has no fear and suffering, and that we all are the children of God Who loves us so much that for the sake of our salvation, He sent His Own Son to fulfill the Law, to make atonement for our sins, and to reconcile the world with its Creator {that is to annihilate the void of evil, to replenish the life–sustaining energy and to re–create us into the children of God, so we could obtain the life everlasting –  Isaiah  53:4–6; John 1:1–5, 9–14; 10:11, 14–18; 1 John 3; 4:7–21; 5; 2 Corinthians 5:14–19}. 

So, when the lessons of life come close to the completion, finally, for the mind set free and illuminated by God, the world from the non–cognizable chaos of unpredictable events and possibilities becomes the simple time–space–complexity–bounded framework created for optimization of the fallen human mind, which must find its way to the infinite perfection inseparable from its essence – the image and likeness of God. At this very moment–point of the ultimate comprehension, the All–consuming (and terrifying for the people of the Old Testament) Fire becomes expression of all–embracing Love inseparable from the Law.

So, the presence of the Holy Spirit of God annihilates the sinful mortal creature and the child of Fire is born: the new being destined to be the immortal carrier of Light created into the image and likeness of God Who is the Almighty Spirit, the consuming Fire.

There is a text in the Old Testament, which allows at least partial understanding of the power by which mortal man becomes the immortal child of God. The first perception of the presence of God is fear and desire to run away, to stay afar, so the earthly creature – a human beast – would not die and the usual earthly life will go on {Exodus 20:18–21}. However, this fear is not for those living by the Word–God {e.g., in: Hebrew 12:18–21}. Indeed, when the Holy Spirit transforms mortal man–earth into the immortal child of God, all human weaknesses, errors, iniquities, desires, vanity, lust, sins, all the evils by which we live our daily lives – all is burned away, and a new being whose nature is the Divine Fire comes into being…

So, what is left if man lives by the evil, breathes by evil, thinks evil, and commits evil?

How then, any sinner can survive the presence of God?

In Gospel According to Luke, Lord God Jesus Christ tells: “if you being evil know to give good gifts to your children, how much more the Heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those asking Him” {Luke 11:13}. No one loving father gives his children something incompatible with their nature or something that would harm and destroy them. Therefore, when God the Father gives His child the Holy Fire, He gives the child life: the Fire of God is the nature of the children of God.

So, a child should ask God the Father; then, by the mercy of God, because of Lord Jesus Christ – through the Word–God, the Almighty Fire carrying life will be given him to clean of impurities, to enlighten, to shine within the darkness of the world controlled by the evil and death, to lead through earthly life, to empower to create the works according to the will of God, and to bring home, in the Kingdom of God.

The good kind and loving parents provide their children with all needed for life: food, shelter, clothing, games, education, entertainment – all that they need to grow up, to take their place within the society, to start own family, and to bring up their children; they receive everything needed for earthly life. Yet, all they received will perish in its time…

So, how many of us give our children all that they need for the eternity? Do we teach our children to understand the meaning of prayer about the gift of the Holy Spirit and to pray God to grant us the greatest treasure – the gift of the Holy Spirit with Who comes everything: compete reasoning–wisdom, knowledge, and eternal life?

Indeed, what else is needed for a child of the Fire besides the Fire Himself…”

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[*] In: The Complete Parallel Bible. New York and Oxford, U.K.:  Oxford University Press, 1993, and The Bible: Books of the Holy Scriptures – Old and New Testament. Canonical. Published by the Holy Synod, Moscow, 1914. (Russian)

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19_2015. Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wisdom and the Riches

 

Blessed is the man who has found wisdom,

and the mortal who is able of reasoning…

…she {wisdom} is more valuable than jewels: no evil thing shall resist her…

…no precious thing is equal to her in value…

{Proverbs 3:13, 15}

 

…Wisdom is better than power.

Yet,

the wisdom of the poor man is considered as nothing…

{Ecclesiastes 9:16}

 

The Septuagint includes the unique book – Σοφια Σαλωμων – the Book of Wisdom; although some ascribe authorship to Solomon the king is Jerusalem, it is evident that the mind that contained the core of apostasy*1* could not be the recipient of wisdom, to which the Book is devoted.

The definitions of wisdom provided in Σοφια Σαλωμων might be summarized as following {Wisdom 1:5–6; 6:17–20; 7; 8:1, 4, 13, 17–18}:

– Wisdom is the breath of the power of God, the brightness of the light, the essence of everything – the almighty creative power that sustains and makes everything anew, mightily reaches all to the ends, and governs everything benevolently

– Wisdom is the flow of the absolute glory of the Almighty; nothing defiled ever enters/might be a part of her

– Wisdom is the image of the Absolute Good*2* of God, the pure mirror of the energy of God

– Wisdom is the holy, educating, loving and all–embracing spirit of reasoning–comprehension–understanding, which enters into the sanctified souls making them friends of God and prophets; she is more beautiful than sun and above all the order of stars

– Wisdom is privy to the mysteries of knowledge of God; the beginning of wisdom is in a desire to learn and to love her, which leads to the knowledge of her laws; observance of her laws brings purity [[purity is inaccessibility for corruption that is becoming invincible – inaccessible to the evil]]; purity is the road to God; ultimately, the desire of wisdom brings the mind to the completion of perfection

– Wisdom is the companion of God, and God loves him who dwells with wisdom

– Wisdom is the most precious gift of God; the very desire of wisdom and understanding that she might be granted only by God signifies her benevolent presence and denotes the beginning of the way to the eternal Kingdom of God.

The wisest ones seek wisdom as the greatest treasure, because wisdom is the state of knowing and loving God.

Wisdom as the state of knowing and loving God empowers the mind

 

to have awareness of the universal omnipotent power of Almighty God the Creator –

the power that creates and sustains the universe

to absorb the knowledge of the laws pertaining to this power

to apply these laws for comprehension of origin, meaning, purposes, correlations, actions, influences,

development, consequences–output, and completion–end

a/ of the events, phenomena, conditions, systems, realities, realms of the Universe,

b/ systems, realities, and establishments created by men

 

In general, for the mind that possesses wisdom*3*, there should be no mysteries, nothing unknown and non–cognizable within the world accommodating existence of mankind: the knowledge of the laws pertaining to the universal creative power might give knowledge of the Past and the Present, as well as of the Future. Knowledge of these laws is the knowledge of the nature of all things, therefore, understanding of creation–beginning, purposes–outcome of existence, and discernment of the times/settings for accomplishment–optimization and collapse–dissolution of any system within the world arranged by the time–space–complexity defined with the parameters perceivable or created by the mind.

Furthermore, the knowledge of the nature and functioning of the mind should leave nothing unknown or hidden in thoughts, words, and intentions of men {as it is written in: Wisdom 7:15–21}. Wisdom allows foreseeing the actions and their results, as well as deciphering of the purposes, thus, understanding of the reasons behind the time–space parameters of origin, actions, accomplishments, and destruction of establishments, systems, realities.

Wisdom gives the unlimited knowledge of the good and such derivatives of this knowledge, for instance, as the right discernment*4*, firstly, through a/ identification of the imperfections and conditions, which could make possible presence and advancement of the evil, and b/ foreknowledge of its consequences. This kind of knowledge could allow annihilation of the reasons–causes (seeds) of the evil before they might be embodied into the actions and creations of men, therefore, such knowledge might lead to preservation of life, survival, and development → evolution → achievement → actualization of the highest potency of creation of the good.

The wise men of the Past knew that wisdom is the precious gift of God: it opens the knowledge of all things either secret or manifest, because wisdom is the source of knowledge and pledge of the eternal life {e.g., in: 2 Chronicles 1:1–12; Wisdom 7:15–21; 8:8, 19–21; 9:1–5}.

Consequently, the essence of the Christian teachings – the code of the immortality revealed and explained by the Word–God, Λογος/Αγια Σοφια – might be envisioned as the following:

Wisdom – Αγια Σοφια

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Love to God knowledge of God  worship to God in spirit and truth  observance of the law of God

{John 1:1–18; 3:31–36; 4:23–24; 10:30; 12:44–50; 14; 15; 16; 17}

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↓     ↓     ↓

wisdom of man

↓    

eternal life in the presence of God

 

Thus, wisdom of man is in love of God, knowledge of God, worship of God, and accomplishment of the will/law of God. Only the mind/inner man, the essence of a human being*5* focused on God and living in such manner that it becomes the likeness of the Word–God that is the embodiment of the law of God {Matthew 5:17–18; John 13:34–35; 14:15–28; 15:1–17; 17; James 1:17–18, 25; 1 Peter 1; 1 John 3:1–7; Ephesians 1:3–23; 2:4–10, 13–22; 4:20–24}, might be empowered to live by Wisdom of God and to obtain eternal life in the presence of God  {Revelation 22:5}. Such mind is nourished by the love energy power knowledge of God given by the Holy Spirit in the Name of Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God {John 6:29–69; 10; 14:15–17, 26; 15:26; 16:8–15}; it becomes the child of God born of God and prepared for the eternity with God {John 1:1–18; 3:1–21; 14; 15; 16; 17}.

Consequently, the meaning of idol–worship as transformation into the likeness*6* of the idols (the very own creations of men) and consequent destruction might be envisioned as suffocation/withering of the mind, which is deprived of the life–giving wisdom – love knowledge law of God, because it does not remain in the Word–God. Such mind is compared with the withered branches, the food of the fire {Psalm 113(114):4–8; 134(135):15–18; Isaiah 1:28–31; 2:8, 12–21; 44:6–20; John 15:1–6}.

When Isaiah the prophet writes of the people who shall hear, but shall not understand, and who shall see, but shall not perceive {Isaiah 6:9–10}, he describes the stupor/lethargy of the reasoning following the change of the heart, which became “gross” [[επαχυνθη γαρ η καρδια,  where επαχυνθη means becoming gross, fat, dull of hearing that is – concerning reasoning – torpid, or stagnated, or in a state of suspended animation]].

The Holy Scriptures mention {e.g., Psalm 134(135):15–18; Isaiah 42:17–18, 22; 59:1–15} the ones with no right judgment and no righteousness: they turned their mind from understanding, and while they expected enlightenment, they plunged into the darkness; they become the likeness of the idols, which they created and worship. They transform themselves into the living dead who lost abilities of right discernment, reasoning, and right judgment, who live by the dust – temporal material things/idols, which they worship, and who go into the dust along with the pieces of dead matter, which their worship.

In general, any idol–worshipper 

defies the only One True God and rejects His law

elevates at the place of God “other gods” –

any material subjects (statues, graven images, planets, stars), living creatures (reptiles, beasts), creations of men (states, empires),

men (religious and political leaders with access to the power of coercion – power to exterminate their subjects)

cuts himself from wisdom – the life–sustaining energy and power coming from God

by deifying the idols/pieces of the temporal matter and figments of imagination, which operates by the images of the temporal matter,

transforms himself into the likeness of his idols– that is into the likeness of death

[[any material object is a temporal arrangement of the material structures, which is embodiment of thought/idea/figment of imagination

created by the mortal human being; eventually, both – creator and creation will disintegrate; therefore, their essence is disintegration/death]]

 

In other terms, the idol–worshiper

1/ shifts the focus*7* of his mind

from

God the Spirit with His Wisdom, Absolute Good, Omnipotent Power, all–forgiving Love, and completeness of perfection

to

the material – visible–touchable–perceivable by senses creatures and creations, which idol–worshiper sees and understands,

and to which his imagination ascribes possession of the power over his destiny, life, and death

 

2/ destroys the wholeness of own life that is in the unity of creation with his Creator

3/ from the complexity of life, plunges into the simplicity of death.

The beings that have deprived themselves of God lose the wholeness of life; they are compared with the withered branches suitable only for becoming the food of the fire {John 15:1–6; Revelation 20:14–15}. They have no complete reasoning and understanding: their prophets tells lies, their plans are not accomplished because they are not based on the adequate/true knowledge of the actuality, roots of their establishments are as chaff under the wind, their thoughts dissipate with their departure, and their fate is oblivion similar to the fate of the Phoenician civilization*8*.

However, what is the power that forces the mind to commit suicide by becoming idol–worshiper? What kind of the unforgivable crime against God and His creations a human being or his ancestors must do to become the plant, which has to be uprooted, because it was planted not by God {in: Matthew 15:13}? With which lethal incurable poison {Deuteronomy 32:31–33} the mind should be malformed and debilitated in such a degree that it does not tolerate the words of God, because it has no more place for the words of God within {John 8:37–47}? Where is the point of no return*9*, behind which there is no more hope for salvation?

Consequently, absence of wisdom is the presence of death, or the covenant with death {Wisdom 1:13, 16; Isaiah 28:15}:

whatever form

[[hard labor, insufficiencies/evils of all kinds, degeneration and diseases of the mind and body, hunger, thirst,

defeat and assimilation–enslaving–extermination by the enemies, enslaving by false knowledge, illness, failure]]

they might take

↓    ↑

within whichever settings

[[time, space, empire, state, nation, society, tribe, family, land, see, air]]

they might be actualized

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with whichever arrangements and methods

[[war and weapons, crime and deceit, plague, earthquake, tsunami, etc.]]

they might be annihilated

collapse, destruction, disintegration are inevitable

 

The Book of Ecclesiastes contains the text explaining significance of wisdom for preservation of life.

Ecclesiastes writes that there could be a small city with a few to protect it. If a great king decided to conquer the city and besieged it, and if there could be a wise poor man in the city, his wisdom would save the city from destruction, yet, no one would remember this wise man. So, Ecclesiastes thinks that wisdom will help the wise man more than ten mighty men in the city, and wisdom is better than power, yet, the wisdom of the poor man is set as nothing and his words (λογοι) not listened to. However, although wisdom is better than power and weapons of war, still, one sinner will destroy much good {Ecclesiastes 9:13–18; 7:20}. 

Definitely, in the reality without the poor wise man, the city of Ecclesiastes’ story shall be destroyed.

So, the wisdom is more powerful than weapons, army, and might, yet, the ordinary people discard wisdom, if it does not proceed from a rich man. Moreover, the destructive power of a sinner might not be contained by wisdom, although wisdom is more powerful than armies, authorities, and weapons.

If to re–tell the Ecclesiastes’ story with the terms of the systems theory, the one could come to particular inferences.

For instance, life/existence of the system depends on normal functioning of the system’s core [[such a core might be envisioned, for example, as the political–social–religious order of the nation/state, or the main code according to which system was designed and is operating]]. The system’s core includes the structures of power that sustain the system’s life:

CORE

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the power to process  INFORMATION 

                  ↓

the power to create  KNOWLEDGE

                                ↓

the power to create and to maintain  COHESIVE POWER*10*

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The purposes of the system’s core include a/ creation of knowledge, with which the system would operate, survive, achieve purposes, and evolve, and b/ organization of circulation – creating the flow – of this vital knowledge within the system. The flow of this vital knowledge could be compared with the flow of blood within a human body, which carries energy, information, and life–sustaining resources to each cell of a body.

Then, the one could assume that, when Ecclesiastes writes of the inability to perceive wisdom of the poor man {Ecclesiastes 9:13–18}, he refers to a system

 

1. with the impaired CORE

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 life–sustaining structures became incapable of sustaining normal life–maintaining operations/functioning of the system,

such as

a/ INFORMATION recognition/perception→evaluation→acceptance/rejection→distributing/suppression →utilization/disposal

b/ KNOWLEDGE perception/understanding→absorption→creation→distribution→utilization

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↓       ↑        ↓

2. with the insufficient COHESIVE POWER*10*, which is not able to maintain the inter–system flow of knowledge that is necessary

for the normal operations of the system: to keep it as the invincible wholeness inaccessible for destroyers

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3. incapable of survival

 

So, the Ecclesiastes’ city, or the system, has no potency of survival, because it has no abilities

 

a/ to discern the vital information behind appearances/external limitations

and to accept→comprehend→create the vital knowledge

that would secure the system’s survival

[[the city is not able to perceive life–saving wisdom of the poor man,

which would prevent the city’s annihilation, because the city identifies wisdom with the material riches,

while wisdom is the inner power that might create material riches and utilize them for achievement of the purposes]]

b/ to accomplish the purposes of existence

[[in fact, the inability to protect a city is similar to sin:

both are the failure to accomplish the purposes of existence, and both culminate in destruction]]

c/ to secure continuation of existence/operations

 

Further, the one could assume that the reason, why the city’s reasoning degenerated [[such degeneration reveals itself as the inability to perceive the poor man’s wisdom that would secure the city’s survival]], is the phenomenon known as the shift of the complexity levels, when the complexity of analysis is not adequate to the complexity of the analyzed phenomenon.

For instance, the shift of the complexity levels occurs, when the mind judges by the sight (οψιν – sight, visible features, appearance), not by the true judgment (δικαιαν κρισιν – judgment by righteousness/justice/law) {John 7:24}: it judges by the appearance, and not by the essence.

However, the natural order of judgment is the judgment by the essence, when the mind evaluates compliance with the law that defines the normal nature/essence of considered things/phenomena/events: the law of God is the complete, universal, perfect foundation for the mind that decides to discern, analyze, to comprehend, to evaluate, and ultimately, to come to the right opinion concerning anything that it encounters daily*11*.

For instance, St. Peter the Apostle provides the example of righteous judgment, when he writes of the inner beauty – the beauty of the “hidden man of the heart” [[the inner man, or the essence of a human being*5*]]: the incorruptible, meek, and quiet spirit that is of the great value before God {1 Peter 3:1–7}. Only the mind that has learned the law of God, made it the foundation of own reasoning, transformed itself into its embodiment, and lives by it, might be empowered to receive knowledge of God: what He loves, what He expects from His creations, and how to accomplish His will. This knowledge is the wisdom of a human being, which is given by the Holy Spirit Who instructs how to follow the Holy Wisdom of God, and as such, a pledge of the eternal life in the presence of God {John 14:25–25; 16:13–15; 17}.

Consequently, the one can infer that

1/ the mind should evaluate the worthiness of everything that it considers by the law – commandments and words of God – that provides the criteria of perfect judgment, to which the mind should always follow, because they express the will of God and define all that is pleasant to God Who is the Spirit, Who seeks those who worship Him in spirit and truth, and Who sees the inner essence – the heart of His creations {John 4:23–24; 14; 15; 16; 17; Acts 10:34–35; Revelation 2:23; Deuteronomy 10:12–18; Psalm 16(17):3; 32(33):13–22; 118(119); 138(139); 1 Kings 16:7}

2/ the inadequate judgment is judgment by appearances: by the visible–perceivable–outer features of the material things; such judgment is based upon the shift of complexity levels.

For instance, the minds shifts complexity levels, when it applies the parameters and criteria of the material world and its components, material things – the dissipating temporal arrangements of the matter, which was structured for accomplishment of some intermediate purposes, for judgment of the spirit and reasoning of man.

Through judgment based upon inadequate complexity of consideration (shift of complexity levels), the mind creates false knowledge, which leads to mistakes, failures, and collapse. The shift of the levels of complexity signifies the inability of adequate perception of the actuality. The inadequate perception of the actuality might be compared to the stupor/lethargy of the reasoning that precedes death of the mind, because it has lost the right discernment*4* and became incapable of functioning within the knowledge framework that sustains the normal reasoning and therefore, secures survival and development/evolution*12*.

Self–extermination of the idol–worshipers living by the images, dreams, and the poisonous figments of the corrupted imagination, which they consume as knowledge–food of the mind, can be explained as the consequence of violation of the systems law of adequate complexity: simplification*13*.

So, what does it mean – inadequate levels of complexity [[when the complexity of consideration is not adequate to the complexity of the subject of consideration*13*]] in the different realms sustained by the different knowledge frameworks?

In the realm of theological knowledge, the sin of blasphemy illustrates the meaning of the shift of complexity levels.

The sin of blasphemy*14* is committed when

1/ the attributes of God are ascribed to man

2/ the attributes of man are ascribed to God.  

For instance,

– deification of the pope, assertions that the pope is the vicar of Christ who stands at the place of God and has the share of dignity of God; the doctrine of the unreserved obedience, which postulates that, for a papal subject, the will/order of the superior must be obeyed as the will/order of God

– the pope Pius XII’s statement that ascribing “the whole spiritual life of Christians and their progress in virtue exclusively to the action of the Divine Spirit,” without the collaboration of the pope, leads to “deplorable ruin” [in: Mystici Corporis Christi. Encyclical of pope Pius XII On the Mystical Body of Christ. 1943. http:// www. vatican. va/ holy_father/pius_xii/ encyclicals/documents/hf_p–xii_enc_29061943_ mystici–corporis–christi_ en. Html; §65, 87] [[plainly speaking, Pius XII says that, without the pope, the “Divine Spirit” – that should be reference to the Holy Spirit, because the papal church represents itself as the Christian Church, and there is no other “Divine Spirit” in the Christian Church – does not work]]

– Thomas Aquinas [[who is a canonized papal saint and the main papal theologian, and whose doctrine – Aristotle–Aquinas’ political theology – is the official doctrine of the papal church]] asserts that “which is not made is improperly called perfect,” and the word ‘perfection’ cannot be applied to God [Summa Theologica I Q.4 a1 ro1; Truth Q.2 a3 ad13]. Thus, according to Aquinas, as soon as God is uncreated, He cannot be perfect. Aquinas’ remark contradicts to the words of Lord God Jesus Christ:  “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect” {Matthew 5:48}, yet, it is consistent with the Aquinas’ portrayal of God as the source of evil

– for Thomas Aquinas [in: Summa Theologica I Q.2 a1 a; Q.48 a2, a3, a6; Q.49 a1, a2, a3; Q.103 a7, a8; I–II Q. 93 a3, a4; III Q.5 a4 a; Truth Q.29 a1 ad5; Summa Contra Gentiles 4, 6, 7, 10, 11],

1.  as for Aristotle, man is an animal: animal “is contained” in the man’s essence, and only mind distinguishes a human soul from an animal soul

2. the human nature is not good: “Christ is good by His essence in His divine nature but not in His human nature”

3. the evil is caused by the good, and unjust laws have the good as the source of origin.

These Aquinas’ definitions contradict the Christian dogma. The human nature is good, as each creation of God is good; the human nature is especially good because man had been created in the image and after likeness of God {Genesis 1:26–27, 31}. The wording “man is animal” belongs to the Orphic terminology, not to the language of the Holy Scriptures.

When the one asserts that the God’s creation is not good, this one inevitably asserts that God Who is the Spirit (John 4:24} is the source of evil, therefore, this one commits blasphemy.

When the one asserts that a human being is “an animal,” he commits blasphemy against God the Creator Who made man in His image and after His likeness.

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the grave – mortal – sin, which will not be forgiven to man {Matthew 12:31–32; Mark 3:28–30; Luke 12:10}.

In general, it should be acknowledged that, for the religious establishment whose official doctrine is based upon Aristotle’s philosophy, which stems from the Orphism, blasphemy against the Only True God is in its very nature, because the heathenism/idolatry is deification of men and their creations – idols; deification of men and material objects is application of the attributes of God to His creations and creatures, thus, blasphemy*14*.

In the realm of human affairs, the shift of complexity levels happens when the power of human spirit and human reasoning are identified with the possession of material things – riches.

For instance, if the Ecclesiastes’ city disregards the wisdom of the poor man and does not listen up his words, the city rejects the poor wise man’s reasoning [[the framework for creating of knowledge and the methods/patterns of creating knowledge of the wise man]], because he has no visible features identified with the power: riches; firstly, possession of the material resources – sophisticated clothing, jewels, money, weapons of war, other attributes of the powerful and rich citizens in a position of authority (rulers/leaders, oligarchs, aristocracy, land– and slave–owners, military chiefs, and so on). As soon as the poor man does not have the material possessions/riches, his wisdom is considered as nothing; his words are discarded, although he has wisdom – the power of knowledge, comprehension, and foreseeing the consequences of the actions, because of which the city [[system]] can be saved from destruction [[the system’s annihilation can be prevented or collapse reversed]].

For the city’s authorities who disregarded wisdom of the poor man, the apparent/visible/material things, events, phenomenon [[e.g., army, weapon, accumulated material resources, and other components of riches]] took the place of the power, which is the actual source of city’s salvation [[or system’s invincibility*15*]]. This power is wisdom – firstly as the abilities to apply knowledge of the laws on which the system has been created, operates, and might be either enabled to evolve up to its maximal potency or destroyed. The attributes wisdom include abilities to perceive→learn→create→convey the practical knowledge [[in this context, practical knowledge means knowledge of a particular reality/settings, which has been derived of the adequate/true knowledge of the laws in accordance with which the city/system was created and exists within the particular reality/settings]], which is necessary for maintaining the system’s normal operations.

Thus, for the Ecclesiastes’ city, the shift of the complexity levels manifests itself through modification of the criteria of evaluation of the true worth: the substitution of the apparent visible attributes [[material riches as the evidence of significance/power]] for the essence [[wisdom as the true power, which might create and save the riches]]. The one could assume that the city, which disregarded wisdom of the wise man, because he is poor and has no riches, is doomed: next time, when the great king decides to conquer the city, he will be successful, because the city already has no potency of survival.

If to apply Ecclesiastes’ story and its interpretation in the terms of systems theory, the one could conclude that some contemporary societies, states, and other establishments demonstrate similar readiness for disintegration: they have lost the abilities

a/ to foresee (moreover, even perceive timely) the threats

b/ to identify the sources–reasons–carriers of destructive influence

c/ to employ all the necessary means for protection and survival

 

Often, in the search of decision, the controlling centers of such establishments produce additional hierarchical levels, multiply the bureaucratic procedures, increase spending of already insufficient resources, and rely on the outdated doctrines, which are not sufficient for evaluation of the contemporary menacing reality. Still, nothing could help them, because the wisdom [[the power that enables to create life–maintaining knowledge, which fuels the cohesive power and therefore, sustains system’s wholeness–existence, development–optimization, and defense]] is no more.

The Holy Wisdom – the Word–God, Λογος, Αγια Σοφια, the Lord of the Universe, Who came to save the world besieged by death {John 3:14–21, 36; 11:25–26}, came as a Poor Man Who did not have a house, a place to rest, earthly wealth, and earthly kingdom {John 18:36}, yet, He prepared for His followers the greatest gifts of wisdom, knowledge, and the actual superpower – the power of the invincible human spirit living by God {John 13; 14; 15; 16; 17}. Still, His teachings – Christianity, the code of immortality and the pledge of the eternity – is rejected by the many, and still remains inaccessible for the many

 

who think only in the terms of the earthly power – weapons, coercion, war

who need perceivable–touchable–material confirmations of the worldly might

who identify wealth, riches, and access to the material resources of all kinds

(money, weapons, hierarchical structures, etc.)

with the wisdom, effective authority, and omnipotence

 

The teachings of Jesus Christ, Lord God and Savior, reveals incompatibility of two worlds offered to all minds either to choose and enter or to reject and leave:

        1. the world of the visible perceivable wealth and authority built on the power of coercion, in which however,

–– the social, political, and religious establishments might reach the zenith of earthly power, although they

 

are based on the mass culture of idolization of corrupted men and criminals

because they have riches and access to the power of coercion

enslave the people through deceit, propaganda, and coercion

deprive the people of the freedom of thinking and freedom of knowledge

 

–– the most powerful kings are betrayed, ousted, assassinated

–– the mightiest empires fall, disintegrate, and vanish

2. the world of wisdom – invisible, immaterial, yet invincible, inaccessible by the earthly weapons and uncontrollable by the authority of rulers and their establishments: the world in which the Poor Man is the Savior and the Highest Authority of those who chose to follow Him and to live by Him Who is the Word–God, the Holy Wisdom.

In the today’s Present, the entire world became similar to the small city envisioned by Ecclesiastes. The small city – all that is left of mankind’s reason – is besieged by the arch–evil that is waiting to conquer and to devour it, so nothing would be left from reason and ideals of humanity, and no human soul would see the Light, live by the Truth, and follow the Way leading into the eternity. This small city could be saved only by the Wisdom – Lord Jesus Christ Who came as the Poor Wise Man, the Son of man acquainted with affliction and sorrows, yet, Who is the Almighty God the Creator, the Omnipotent Lord, the Master of the immeasurable universe {John 10:30; 14:1–2, 6–11; 17:10, 21}.

However, the salvation is rejected: as the spoiled sick child rejects the life–saving, yet, bitter remedy, the people reject the virtuous life of the reality of reason according to the Law of God and choose the “freedom” of corruption and lethargy of the mind filled with dream worlds of the false knowledge.

Furthermore, could the Christians – the ones who are focused on the words of the Holy Wisdom, live by the Holy Spirit, and became the children of God – help to those who are deprived of the life–giving knowledge of God and who may be deceived, so their leaders may devour them {Mathew 15:13–14; 23; Isaiah 9:16} [[that is to use them for the sake of own advantages]] or may be led by the blind leaders into the pit of destruction and death?

If to judge by the current state of the affairs, the world does not need those who have found the Door of salvation*16*, who follow the path of the Truth, and who have the place for the words of God within, so, they might be empowered to live by the Holy Wisdom {John 10; 14; 15; 16; 17}. Many countries openly or discreetly wage the war against Christianity*17*, exterminate Christians, or force Christians to live the lands on which they lived many centuries, and which after their departure are consumed with “the wrath of God” – fratricidal wars delivering the plentiful harvest of death to the arch–evil that was ανθρωποκτονος [[ανθρωποκτονος – either man–murderer or one composed of the flesh of murdered men]] – the man–murder from the beginning {John 8:44; Genesis 3:15–16, 20}.

The war against Christianity, of which the Lord warned His followers almost two thousand of years ago {Matthew 24:9–13; Mark 13:7–13; Luke 21:10–19; John 15:20}, is the logical end of the irrational reality. After rejection of God and His law, the idol–worshipers have no choice but to exterminate those living by the Wisdom of God, so their service to their master – the arch–evil, the ruler of their world {Luke 4:5–8; John 14:30; 1 John 3:4, 8, 10–15}, would be completed, and for them, it would not be the escape road left, so in their time, they would become the food of their master and arch–enemy, as all dust is {Genesis 3:15–16, 20}.

The actuality of today’s world is austere: to be wise does not mean to hold the positions of the earthly authority, and to be empowered

a/ to stop destruction of much good committed by sinners, which Ecclesiastes envisioned

b/ to disperse the lethargic slumber of the mind that has rejected God and knowledge of His law and lives by the dreams–figments of the corrupted imagination intently bent upon the evil {Genesis 8:21}

c/ to prevent death of the human reason caused by the lethal poison of the arch–evil: by the false knowledge of idol–worshipers, of which Moses warned, and which Isaiah the prophet described {in: Deuteronomy 32:16–33;  Isaiah 2:6–8; 56:9–11; 59:1–15}.

Probably, such impossibility is one of the ways, through which the curse of death strikes those who did not choose the blessing of life {Deuteronomy 30:11–20}.

So, is any hope of survival left for

the many who rejected wisdom and became unable to perceive the world as it is

and to perceive the Divine Wisdom as the Source of life and the only Invincible Power?

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the many who became incapable of having wisdom and therefore lost abilities of creating and utilizing knowledge,

which would sustain their existence, secure survival, and fuel development/evolution for the next phase of life –

immortality in the kingdom of God?

the disintegrating systems with the impaired cohesive power,

which have lost the abilities of self–preservation, survival, and development–evolution?

 

Then, in daily life, how the one could differentiate between wisdom and knowledge and learn how to obtain wisdom?

In all civilizations–empires–states–societies–cities–villages–etc. many rich, knowledgeable, and learned men lived/live who had/have wealth, titles, academic degrees, and other human marks of distinction yet, who did/do not have wisdom to accomplish their purposes and finished/will finish their lives as forgotten nobodies, criminals, apostates, etc.

For instance, when Solomon ascended to the throne of his father, David, the only things he asked of God: a heart to hear and to judge the great and numerous nation of God and to discern between the good and the evil. With the understanding and wise heart, he received everything coveted by the many: abundance*18* of wealth, riches, and glory – and in such a scale that in all history of the earthly rulers there is none like him {3 Kings 3:5–14; 4:29–34; 1 Chronicles 29:23–25; 2 Chronicles 1:7–12}. However, all his glory–riches–possessions–achievements did not prevent him from becoming the apostate*1* who triggered collapse of his kingdom, which eventually, was completed with the total ruin*19*.  

So, the glory and wealth of king disappeared, yet the Septuagint still contains the Book of Proverbs and the Book of Ecclesiastes written by the king who received from God the understanding and wise heart and possessed everything desirable by the many.

However, wisdom is not transferable in the same fashion, for instance, as “1+2=3”: every mind has the choice either to discover and seek her by the price of all preferences and possessions (also own life, sometimes) or discard the very notion of her existence; she cannot be forced into or taken from the mind*20*.

With time, many rulers repeated Solomon’s achievements and accumulated riches similar to Solomon’s possessions, although not in the same degree of power, wealth, and glory. However, not the many entered the history as the wise ones, even if to take into consideration, that ultimately, the wisdom of Solomon was the wisdom of the mortal man who did not have power to desire the highest wisdom, of which Moses*21* beseeched God {Exodus 33:13, 18}.

Yet, today, who can answer: what is wisdom, which significance has it for the daily existence, and is there any necessity to desire and to seek wisdom, if nobody even mentions this word? It looks like wisdom is gone, and, as a result of some kind of silent agreement, the term knowledge became the commonly accepted substitute for wisdom, which seems to be the archaic term of the Past*22*.

However, ignorance concerning a phenomenon does not annihilate the phenomenon.

In spite of all accumulated information, the knowledge sought after by the previous generations {Wisdom} still is not found; moreover, some knowledge, which was in a possession of those who lived in the Past, is lost. Furthermore, the word wisdom, as well as wisdom itself, vanished: everything is about information and knowledge, yet, where is wisdom – the most precious treasure of the ancient sages?

Had the human nature changed in such a degree that the contemporary mind became incapable of wisdom, or the people’s understanding of wisdom has changed along with the manner of life and the meaning of values? Could the one assume that, with the shift of complexity levels [[substitution*22* of knowledge and information for wisdom]], the societies/establishments have plunged into the phase of irreversible degeneration, which is initiated with the loss of wisdom, proceeds through loss of the potency of survival and development–evolution, and is completed with collapse and total ruin*19*?

When I began to analyze the adequacy of common knowledge to the needs of the daily life and creation of the desirable Future, I assumed that the problems of the contemporary societies answer the question: does wisdom live in the mind of many or it has vanished along with faith, love, and knowledge of God? Then, I came to the sad inferences.

1. Existing knowledge accumulated by the contemporary sciences is not sufficient for decision of the existing problems.

2. The present foundation of knowledge–creative processes is the Aristotelian dialectics or logic of simplification*13*, which, for example, sustains modeling – creation of models for cognition of the actuality. The logic of simplification disregards the law of the adequate complexity and therefore, sustains creation of false knowledge. Still, it underlies the contemporary sciences and research and supports beliefs that through creating–studying simplified models, the mind can be empowered for comprehension–cognition of a/ the laws that control the world accommodating existence of mankind and b/ the entire universe, within which the mankind is less than tiniest drop of ocean. Such shift of complexity levels [[when complexity of consideration/analysis is not adequate to the complexity of the considered/analyzed object]] prevents the researchers and scientists from creating the adequate (true) knowledge of the actuality and makes impossible prevention of the most devastating crises and decision of the most difficult problems of mankind. In general, the atheistic ethics–free sciences operating with Aristotelian logic of simplification became the criminals, because they have rejected existence of God, disregarded and constantly violate the law of God. Consequently, they are not empowered to create knowledge, which would sustain evolution and prosperous healthy life. As the one sinner from the Ecclesiastes story, they destroy much good.

So, neither poor wise man of the Ecclesiastes’ story, nor any human mind can stop collapse of the current establishments, which were expected to preserve existence of mankind, yet which have turned into destroyers of their creators and destroyers of the nature overburdened with pollution, predatory devastation of the natural reserves, and human mismanagement, because they are based upon false knowledge.

3. Achievement of any purpose demands adequate knowledge; however, there is no possibility to create true, adequate to the actuality knowledge:

 

without wisdom, there is no power to create

{John 15:1–6}

without the power to create, knowledge of survival does not exist

the only excellence the mind is empowered to achieve is the completeness of destruction

[[that is what the products of military sciences – the ultimate weapons of destruction – illustrate]]

 

4. So far, there could be no reasonable expectations to improve quality of life, until wisdom comes back to her natural house – the human mind.

And I think:

a/ such a pity that word wisdom left the modern lexicon: what kind of the Future [[if any]] awaits the societies/establishments, where is no place for wisdom?

b/ will the wisdom of the poor wise men always be discarded, if it is not accompanied with such material/apparent signs of power as possession of riches, access to the power of coercion, and other human values, which arise from the dust and go into the dust along with those who coveted them during their life–time?

c/ would then, ever the mind of men in a position of the worldly authority be enabled

 

to learn how to discern the essence of the actuality,

for instance, to hear the Voice of a gentle breeze behind the storm crushing the rocks, earthquake, and fire

{3 Kings 19:11–12},

and to discover the life–preserving wisdom, before which all the intimidating powers of men are nothing?

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to employ both kinds of power:

the power of wisdom, which makes the mind able to perceive and to use knowledge of the Law that controls the world

and

the power of earthly riches?

 

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Notes:

 

*1* See

The Statecraft –  Folder Archive_2011, Page 3_June_July_2011; excerpt included in Archive–Selections_2014 (Note *53*) – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

The Search for Wisdom and The Lessons of Solomon in The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

 

*2* See The Facets of the Absolute – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*3* In brief, wisdom is the power that secures existence, evolution–development of the highest potency, and accomplishment of the purposes for the sake of which the system has been created. Consequently, at each level of complexity, the meaning of wisdom is inseparably linked with the abilities to complete the life–cycle according to the nature and to evolve

either

for the next phase of existence

[[e.g., a human being evolves into the immortal child of God]]

or

for achievement of purposes at other levels of complexity

[[e.g., the state established with the purpose to secure existence of a small nation evolves into the mighty empire;

a small business enterprise evolves into the multinational corporation]]

 

For instance, for three consecutive levels of complexity –– the human mind a human being human establishments –– the meaning of wisdom is preservation of life and evolution:

a/ at the level of human mind, wisdom is the power that enables and sustains survival and evolution of the human mind and makes possible successful accomplishment of purposes, for the sake of which the mind creates systems – societies, kingdoms, states, empires, civilizations

b/ at the level of a human being, wisdom is a component of human nature created in image and after likeness of God, the state/condition of intellect, which reveals itself through the ability to accept the life–sustaining energy and power from God and to embody them into own actuality; for instance, to accept, to absorb/assimilate, to create, and to use knowledge necessary for creating, maintaining, and using systems and establishments, with which a human being sustains life, accomplishes purposes, and evolves for the next phase of existence; in other words, wisdom is an ability to accomplish the will of God and the works, for the sake of which a human being has been created

c/ at the level of human establishment–system, wisdom is the synergy of the forces that maintain the system’s existence and development according to the creator’s design, and secure accomplishment of the purposes for the sake of which the system has been created.

Wisdom has the greatest significance for the one’s life and well–being, because it defines the main factors controlling human existence and leads to accomplishment of the main purpose – obtaining life everlasting in the presence of God:

 

G o d

  

          Faith ←→ Wisdom

         ↓              ↓

          Freedom ←→ Knowledge

   ↓                 ↓

Invincibility ←→ Evolution

                  ↓                    ↓                     

                                                                                                              Survival @ the earth       Life everlasting in the presence of God

 

Concerning concepts of man, the mind–reason–intelligence and wisdom [[including their practical aspects and problems for those who do not have them]], evolution and survival, see the following files (with Notes and Supplements)

The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy (esp. Preliminary Notes, Introduction: Concept of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Reason/Intelligence (esp. Theological Foundation) and Note *25*) – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

Materialism in The World and The War. Part I. Ecumenism. Materialism – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

God the Lord of Knowledge – the Portion of the Living Ones – Folder Archive_2015, Page 1_January_2015

The Works of God – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

The Discernment – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3.

Concerning complexity and other systems terms, see Introduction to the Systems Logic – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_1

 

*4* See The Discernment  – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*5* See Note *8* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*6* Concerning idol–worship, the heathenism, and the Orphism, see Notes *22* and *27* to Archive–Selections_2015 – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*7* See Folder Archive_2013: The Shift – Page 3_April_2013, The Focus – Page 2_March_2013 (excerpts in Note*17* to The Discernment – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3)

 

*8* See

  Folder Archive_2008_2009: The Departed Thoughts – Page 6_2008_2009, and  The Curse of Cain – Page 5_2009

Folder Archive_2012: Emptiness – Page 1_January_2012, and The Remission of Sin – Page 3_March_2012

Ancient Civilization: Legacy Overview  – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_1

 

*9* See The Point of No Return Folder Archive_2015, Page 2_February_2015; also included in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*10* The cohesive power is the main system–maintaining force:

– it realizes, directs, and maintains circulation of the intra–system energy–information flow and the information exchange with the environment

– it unifies all system’s components into the purposeful wholeness.

– it regulates creation of new knowledge and circulation of accumulated knowledge.

The cohesive power is manifested through the flow of data–information–knowledge, which circulates within the system and supplies the system’s components with data–information–knowledge that sustain and control their existence.

Concerning cohesive power, see Introduction to the Systems Logic – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_1.

 

*11* See The Ultimate and Perfect Judgment – Folder Archive_2014, Page 8_August_2014

 

*12* See Note *55* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*13* Explanation of complexity and other systems terms and definitions, see in Introduction to Systems Logic – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic–by–alicesofia.net], page Library_1.

Concerning inadequate complexity, see Imagination – Folder Archive_2008_2009 @ website Sunday’s Thoughts [http://alicealexandrasofia.net], Page 2_2008, excerpt in Note *29* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3, and Logic of Death – Folder Archive_2008_2009, Page 2_2008; excerpt in Note *37* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3.

The logic of simplification or inadequate complexity is the mode of reasoning invented by Aristotle; the examples of consequences of Aristotelian logic of simplification:

–  the drugs, which seem to work for “humanized mice” – genetically modified creatures with hybrid of human and rodent flesh, are prescribed for treatment of human beings. With all resources at their disposal, the contemporary researchers at the service of atheistic ethics–free commercialized sciences either are incapable of comprehension the abnormality and the grave danger of their actions or intentionally disregard the warning signs. Having being unable to cure humans with the drugs effective for the rats, mice, and other victims of mankind, for the sake of their own survival and continuation of grant solicitation and consuming funds and resources of the societies, for the sake of the national/personal/etc. pride, they trigger mutation, which could denigrate human nature to the level of rats and other laboratory animals, yet, which – as they expect – would make their drugs of annihilation looking effective, and consequently, attractive and profitable. The products delivered to the market (drugs, genetic and other vaccines) already carry the side effects and nobody can predict what will be their influence on human nature in the long time–range: they were tested on animals and are sold to the humans without any understanding that human nature and animal nature are neither compatible nor can be used as a substitute for each other

– the consequences of stem cell insertion into the aging body include disarray of life–maintaining processes, development of malignant tumors, unforeseen mutations, and other symptoms of disordered and disintegrated wholeness. There is a justified reason behind the absence of the stem cells in the aging flesh, and there is no knowledge how to control the stem cells and what is the overall long–term effect of their influence on the life–sustaining functions of the adult body. Yet, “the conquerors–saviors–improvers” of the human nature – that is the official ethics–free atheistic–materialistic sciences inspired by ideals of Orphic unity of all forms of living beings contained within the main Orphic deity, the arch–serpent/“absolute animal” – suppress complete comprehension and do not disclosure the threats of treatment with stem cells

–  although some researchers came to understanding of consequences of meddling with human DNA, stem cells, and production of the human–animal embryo, thus, a danger of triggering off the deadly mutations, this understanding does not stop inhumane experiments and sacrilegious attacks on the human nature, because of enormous investments of public, private, corporate, and government funds into research and pharmaceutical corporations, which became one of the main pillars of the global economy

– technique of modeling, which results in creation of insufficient or even false knowledge. To create a manageable model, the researchers discard some so–called nuisance parameters, which usually include non–manageable, not–known, and considered as insignificant data, factors, events. As the result, the model is created with limited initial parameters, which make it simplified in comparison with the actuality and unreliable to the actuality, in which the discarded or not–known data, factors, events could be decisive in the matters that might have vital importance for the consumers of the results for the sake of which the model has been created. In general, the modeling with its limited language of description is not adequate to actual complexity of the considered phenomenon, which might have the complexity incompatible with the measures utilized to evaluate the matter and with the techniques utilized to formalize the results of evaluation. As always, any kind of research conducted at inadequate levels of complexity is pointless, moreover, dangerous, because it creates false knowledge: simplified assumptions inadequate to the actuality.

Concerning logic of simplification and technique of modeling (for instance, model WORLD 2), see

– Bloomfield, Brian P. Modelling the World: the Social Constructions of Systems Analysts. Oxford, U.K., and New York:  Basil Blackwell, 1986

Logic of Death – Folder Archive_2008_2009, Page 2_2008; excerpt in Note *37* to Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

– Folder Heathen Philosophy: Philosophy: the Beginning; Philosophy: Plato; and Philosophy: Aristotle (esp. Note *8*)

– Note *17* to Introduction to the Systems Logic – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_1

– my book The Invisible Empire [Savitsky, Alice A. The Invincible Empire. Washington, DC: The AEHESIA® Services, 2003]

 

*14* According to Thomas Aquinas, the canonized saint and the main theologian of the papal Church of Rome, which pretends to be a Christian Church, blasphemy is a sin committed directly against God. Blasphemy is more grievous sin than murder: it denotes the disparagement of the goodness of God when somebody suggests something inappropriate or incompatible with God, e.g., ascribes the properties of God to His creations or makes false statements about God [Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica  II–II Q.13 a1, a2, a3]. 

So, if the one accepts the Aquinas’ wordings as a definition of blasphemy, he might infer for instance, that blasphemy is the assertion that God {Who is the Perfect Love and the source of good and life and light – John 1:1–5, 9; 9:5; 12:46; 1 John 1:5; 4:8–10, 12–19} can be the source of evil, death, and darkness. This one, enlightened with the Aquinas’ explanation, might also infer that if a theologian pretends to know the thoughts of God and if he attempts to “illuminate” the others concerning self–discovered knowledge of the nature, thoughts, and plans of God, this theologian commits blasphemy and propagates heresy incompatible with the Christian teachings.

See Doctrine of Thomas Aquinas in Folder Heathen Philosophy, and postings in Folder Political Theology: The Hierarchical Church, The Church Militants, and Political Theology

 

*15* See Invincibility, in Folder Archive_2015, Page 5_May_2015, also included in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*16* See The Door into the Future in Folder Archive_2015, Page 5_May_2015, also included in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*17* See The War against Christianity – Folder Archive_2011, Page 1_January_March_2011; excerpt is included in Archive_Selections_2015 – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_3

 

*18* The composition of sentence and the cumulative meaning of the words as the subset/building block/subcode of the thought {και πλουτον και χρηματα και δοξαν 2 Chronicles 1:12} suggest more complicated meaning that might be inferred from the literal translation of every word. Along with the material wealth (e.g., money) and glory, Solomon the king was granted fullness or abundance of everything, that is an ability to be satisfied with his possession in contrast with those who have plenty, yet, still crave for something additional. This assumption might be confirmed with Solomon’s own writings, especially when he contemplates the meanings of possession, wealth, joy and satisfaction with wealth, and when he evaluates the worth of multiplying of the material wealth in comparison with an ability to possess/control it and to be happy with it {Ecclesiastes 5:9–19; 6:2–7; esp. 5:18}: it is the gift of God to have own possession under own power, and to consume it, and to handle own part of it, and to be delighted with own toil.

 

*19* Concerning total ruin according to  διαφθορον pattern and the destiny of Solomon’s kingdom, see

The Search for Wisdom – in The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

– Supplement 1_The Vineyard and Its Lessons to The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

 

*20* The contemporary experiments on human brain and body can alter and destroy only flesh–matter (e.g., brain and body tissues), that is the physical basis of reasoning at the lowest levels of complexity. At their advanced forms, the highest level they can affect and impair is the cohesive power sustaining body–mind coherence, which carries transformations of the energy forms created at the highest levels of complexity into the communicable by physical means forms of thoughts, for instance, impulses for and making of speech, writing, sign, gesture, motion. However, this influence also is restricted by physical control (actions) and physical limits (death). In general, such experiments are designed by atheistic and materialistic minds; they reflect and measure only the parameters of the matter sustaining physical survival; the access to the core of the human essence, where God dwells, is out of reach.

 

*21* See The Desirable Knowledge in The World & The War. Part II. Apostasy – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2

 

*22* Wisdom, knowledge, and information belong to the different levels of complexity. For instance,

– information is a set of data – quantitative parameters, simplified verbal descriptions, and definitions of a particular event, phenomenon, action, of everything consumed by the mind for the purposes of self–orientation, for making decisions, and for preparedness to act or to refrain from actions

– knowledge also looks as the familiar phenomenon: the set of assumptions created by the mind from the analysis of information and data; possession of knowledge signifies cognition of the reasons and laws, which make possible existence of facts, events, systems and understanding of their origin, co–relations, and the results/end; as such, knowledge is seen as the state of preparedness to act accompanied with the justifiable expectations of the definite outcome – the Future, for example.

With each day, the world becomes hungrier for information and knowledge identified with the foundation of the technical progress and seen as the source of elimination of all problems of mankind. Books, magazines, media, all nodes of the world–wide web – all of them are about information and knowledge: knowledge–based societies, information infrastructures, data centers, knowledge creation, data–knowledge–intellectual property transfer, protection, availability, limitation, etc., etc., etc.

The information streams sustain (and mirror), feed, empower/make disempowered, enable/disable to function, and create/destroy the financial, political, social, religious, scientific, and educational establishments.

The political, social, research, educational, and other systems have accumulated data, information, and some kinds of knowledge in the scales unimaginable for the previous generations.

Everything is immersed and entangled into the information flow: everything consumes information, generates additions to existing streams, and arranges–intertwines them into the information webs and networks.

Information and particular kinds of technical knowledge have grown into the most valuable and most sought after assets. Seemingly, information underwent transformation into the meaning of reasoning, into the main currency, and into the main weapon of destruction. Unauthorized access, use, and theft of data and information became the most dangerous [[after total physical annihilation]] threats to the wealth and well–being of the states, nations, societies, markets, corporations, and people. 

However, the skills to describe the streams of information by physical parameters and by the terms of quantity and directions of movement, to accumulate multitudes of the sets of data and to arrange interactive databases, to apply the primitive language of mathematical symbols for description of mental processes during the work with information, – all these accomplishments do not result in creation of true and comprehensive knowledge, which is necessary for decision of the current problems. For example, cybercrimes, unauthorized access and use of digital information confirm insufficiency and inadequacy of the existing knowledge of the cyber realm to the reality.

Another problem: is mankind happier, or more intelligent, or more humane today than it was, for instance, three thousand years ago? The increased scale of information and its fruit – technical progress have not exterminated suffering, hunger, poverty, diseases of mind and body, crimes, wars, inhumane laws, persecutions of the different–minded, environmental pollution, which plague the entire world without discrimination. Now, the richest countries began to experience the same set of problems as the poorest countries have, although some of them, still, in lesser scales. The spiritual life of the contemporary societies is not different from, for instance, the Phoenician civilization: the different appearance of idols and rituals of idol–worship, interpretation of symbols, and dream worlds does not mean that the essence has been changed.

The ocean of data has not increased the inner good and has not improved the disposition toward neighbors – those living next door and those living behind the sea.

The current common perception is based upon two assumptions:

1/ this something that now is referred to as knowledge demonstrates the complete cognition of the laws stipulating origin, existence, development, and termination of phenomena, events, conditions, systems, which in the entirety of their co–relations compose the mankind’s universe

2/ accumulated mega–collections of metadata will eventually become knowledge needed for advanced security, improvement of life, and desirable social and cultural progress.

These assumptions are wrong. If to judge by the contemporary conditions of life, levels of development of states, societies, and nations, wars, violations of the basic human rights, problems with health, education, quality of life, safety, children, families, investments, integrity of information – with everything, which defines the meanings of happiness and might cause sorrow, the only logical inference could be made that the true knowledge of actuality (as well as the archaic wisdom, which the sages of the Past named the source of knowledge) seems to be not the actual possession of

–– those who control–rule–govern–maintain–guard–educate the contemporary societies, states, and nations

–– the ordinary people, who allow the ignorant and the hypocrites to stand at the place of the wise and to deprive all the others of the knowledge of God, who allow the blind leaders/rulers to lead the blind followers/subjects into the pit {Matthew 15:14} of poverty and destruction, and who allow the propagandists fighting for access to the power of coercion and self–enrichment to treat people as the human herd–slaves without the faculty of deliberation by defrauding then with false praises, false promises, slogans, and words empty of reason.

The researchers who are working under the umbrella of materialistic–atheistic and ethics–free sciences [[see Materialism in The World and The War. Part I. Ecumenism. Materialism. – file is offered for download @ website Systems Logic [http://systemslogic-by-alicesofia.net], Page Library_2, and  Suplement_2 L’Aquila Earthquake, Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe, Trial of Science, and Survival of Mankind to Archive_Selections_2015]] believe that accumulated multitudes of metadata might be equated with comprehensive knowledge of the actuality, and, if to create the applicable algorithm, accumulated masses of data might become comprehensive knowledge needed for security and prosperity. In other words, they operate with the logic of simplification and on the basis of the Marxist dialectics [[rooted in the Aristotelian dialectics and other heathen philosophical doctrines compiled by the Orphics and their followers; concerning the heathenism and Orphism, see Note *22* to Archive_Selections_2015]], which postulates that quantity is transformed into the quality.

Such beliefs illustrate the results of gradual descent to the lower levels of complexity that make possible the shift of the complexity levels and subsequent inadequacy of consideration, which is the root of many current plagues of mankind. 

 

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References:

 

Thomas Aquinas (Saint). Summa Theologica. First Complete American Edition in 3 volumes literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province. New York, Boston, Cincinnati, Chicago, San Francisco: Benziger Brothers, 1947. 3 vols.

Thomas Aquinas (Saint).  Truth.  Trans. Robert W. Mulligan. 1954. Indianapolis/Cambridge: Hackett Publishing, 1994.

Thomas Aquinas (Saint). Basic Writings of Saint Thomas AquinasSumma Theologica I–I, I–II. Summa Contra Gentiles. Ed. Anton C. Pegis. New York:  Random House, 1945. 2 vols.

 

 

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