#0067 It is only by Beelzebul that this fellow Obama accomplishes these things
Links relevant to today’s posting…
- President Obama Has Done a LOT! A List of 335 Accomplishments so far, With Citations
- GOP candidates hit Obama before and after State of the Union
Scriptures relevant to today’s posting…
Jesus and Beelzebul
22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”
25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.
30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
Matt. 12: 22-30 (NIV)
The following is an excerpt from the Jesus Clone Chapter Five. In this chapter we continue to apply a different interpretation to the scripture in Genesis describing the 7 days of creation. At the end of the last posting I suggested the possibility that six of the seven days of creation to which Genesis is referring maybe be symbolic of six eons or ages in the evolutionary process of our planet that scientists refer to. With that in mind I further postulate that the 7th day—the day on which Genesis says God rested—might well indicate that, in His resting from His active role in the creation process, He was in a way, handing the creation baton off to humanity…
On the 7th day of creation God rested: passing the creation torch to humanity.
In the matter of God creating man (humans) in His own image, we must consider the creating penchant evident within humans. This creative piece is no afterthought or mere trifle in God’s master blueprint for humanity; rather it is key and foundational in attempting to answer the question of why God created the world, and everything.
God continues to create in the world through human beings. Because God gave human beings the gifts of imagination, curiosity, skills and brains, we are able to keep the creation ball up in the air! Like the animal kingdom has a code to adjust their coping abilities based on the ever-changing demands or impending threats in their environments, human beings have a code also and it’s called intelligence. Creativity operates on the rails of intelligence as we use our creativity to adjust to the demands of our environments. In pursuing this adjustment process, the human community has accomplished much since it started—in the broad sense we call it civilization. Through our experiences, untiring quest for gathering knowledge and the ability to keep records, we have learned from our predecessors.
We stand on the shoulders of the generations that came before us. We learn from their discoveries and we learn from their mistakes. As science has made significant strides through the years, mankind now teeters on the brink of being the creative hands of God in many fields of endeavor which potentially will provide His blessings worldwide. Some Christians rebuff this notion along with the people who believe in or pursue this notion. These Christians go on to claim that these people (e.g.: scientists) are playing god and in so doing, they are—in such pursuits—undermining God’s position as creator of all things. In context with the view of this chapter, I would have to say the opposite holds true. In such scientific pursuits, mankind is glorifying God by emulating His intelligence and His creativity. In this these scientific and otherwise innovative men and women are fulfilling God’s very purpose in them—and everybody benefits in the bargain! The Christian dictum that lays out this concept is at the center of the principle of stewardship. Christians talk about stewardship mostly in terms of it being a kind of tax system God uses. They preach that the whole story of stewardship is the commandment to give back to God in the form of money. In religious terms this translates into church members paying tithes (10% of their total net worth) to the church. Stewardship in its truest sense however is a dynamic principle and the principle of stewardship is much more emphatically realized in scientific endeavors and not accurately represented by the bags and bags of money sitting in the church vault!
God is mentoring humans in the skill of creating. In the beginning eons…the ages and ages that were in the time before the coming of mankind, God was creating in the traditional sense…on His own. The Bible tells us that God created everything in 6 days. Some, more liberal Christians believe that in Bible speak; a day is symbolic for 1000 years. Many conservative Christians, even today believe that the Bible means a literal six days. My response to both of these estimates is…Where’s the fire?! If either of these time frames where accurate, it would sort of indicate that God was creating the universe and everything in it just to get the job over and done with. This isn’t reflective of a dynamic approach to creation. Any artist working with any medium will tell you that with regards to creating, this idea of doing a project just to get it done in no way explains why they engage in the creative process. One gets involved with artistic expression and initiates a creative process because creating provides its own reward!
Why would such a prolific creator/God (He created everything) at some point, stop creating?” Did Michelangelo do so? Leonardo da Vinci? Frank Lloyd Wright? Beethoven? Who among the greatest of creative humans in history did this? Historically what tended to put a stop to these people’s creating was death or some other debilitating factor; they don’t usually just decide to stop—that would be counterintuitive to the creative impetus. Let’s follow the logic here. Because God created human beings in His own image complete with intelligence and a passionate motivation towards creating, wouldn’t it follow that His intention from the beginning was to continue the creation process through human beings? Yes it would. What a brilliant concept!
The Jesus Clone (Chapter Five pp.44-46)
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TBC: Monday, February 24, 2016