Only Human

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“I’m only human!!” How many times have we heard that? How many times have we said that? We think that in saying that we are only human, we are merely confirming the fact of who we are. Being human means being sinful, right??
There’s just one problem with that. We were never supposed to live in a broken world. We were not made for sin. Being sinful does not make us human, it makes less than what we were made to be. It make us less than fully human.

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For example…Jesus Christ is both FULLY GOD, and FULLY HUMAN. We have no problem with that first part. Jesus was fully God. We acknowledge the deity of Christ. He was God incarnate. He was the word made flesh. Jesus is the full revelation of God. We look at Jesus, the love He shows for us all the way through the cross, praying for those who were killing as he took dying breaths, and we know that that is who God is.
But Christ was also fully human. He was born and was an infant. Do you think little baby Jesus in that manger was aware that He was God incarnate? As a child growing up, learning to live, learning to survive. Living with brothers, with a family, would He have known He was any different from those around Him?

 

We see him next at age 12, in the temple learning from the priests and scribes, asking questions, staying even after everyone from His town had left (including his parents). Here we know is becoming aware that he is connected somehow to the one true God. In fact it is here, when his mother and earthly father came for Him, asking why He had done this to them,  “And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:49‬ ‭ESV‬‬. So yes, he certainly is developing the self awareness that he is connected to God the Father, although I’m sure He had not come close to a full understanding.

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After this, we don’t see Him for 18 years, and really we know nothing specific except it does say “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:52‬ ‭ESV‬‬. But one thing we know He wasn’t doing – He wasn’t being God. He was living a good Hebrew among His people. He was following their ways, observing every sabbath, living every part of their life. He was living fully human.

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We don’t take Jesus’ humanity anywhere near as seriously as we take His divinity. But as we move closer to advent and the Christmas season, as we hear again the stories of an inn with no room, the virgin birth, swaddling clothes and a baby in a manger, we must move past our super hero culture and remember that Jesus was both fully God and fully human. Fully MAN. One of us. Because here’s the thing today, we love to talk about Jesus being the full revelation of God, showing us a loving Father, offering us salvation and forgiveness of our sins once and for all. But we don’t like to talk about, or even acknowledge, that in coming to live our lives, coming to walk among us, come to live as we live, that the life of Jesus of Nazareth was also the FULL REVELATION OF MAN.
Jesus shows us, if we will let Him, what it really means to be FULLY HUMAN. We think that to be human is to be sinful. “I’m only human!” “Yup, everybody screws up!” But we forget, or maybe we never even knew, or wanted to know, that this is not how we were supposed to be. It’s not what we were created for. We were created to have communion with God, living in harmony, in peace, fully known by Him, fully knowing Him. “And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis‬ ‭2:25‬ ‭ESV‬‬.

But then we know what happens in Genesis 3, the serpent tempts Eve, she eats from that tree in the middle of the garden, and sin enters the world, right?? We are expelled from the garden because now we want to be God. Blah blah blah we think. But sin didn’t just happen there. The disease, the deforming cancer, entered our world there, but from there it multiplies. Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. We know the story, Cain gets jealous of Abel, invites him out to the field, kills him, hides the body, and lies to himself and God. Then, “Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.” Genesis‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬. He kills his brother, hides the body and starts civilization as we know it, founded on might and force.

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It didn’t end there. The virus infected the world, and by the time of Noah God said of mankind – “When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”” ‭Genesis‬ ‭6:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬. All we do is evil, all the time. We are driven by our flesh, God limits our life to 120 years. Then we have the cleansing flood, because God was tempted to end it all except he found one righteous man in Noah who built the ark, keeping just a remnant alive.
But the virus, the cancer survived the flood along with the remnant, by chapter 11 mankind is building a tower to the sky, trying to find God without God, using their own power and ability.

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Finally, in chapter 12 we meet Abram who would become Abraham, and God began his whole project of forming mankind back into His people, the children of God. We get the patriarchs, the exodus, the law and the prophets. People turning to God and then again away from God. People under Gods protection, then people exiled to Babylon, left to live under the rule of empire for centuries.
The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you! Psalm 41 talks about this. David cries out to God after his affair with Bathsheba. But notice, he admits his sin to God, but doesn’t ask for a pardon. He doesn’t ask for forgiveness. He asks God for healing. Because in his sin, in our broken world, we are sick. We can never be all we were meant to be as long as the sickness, the virus, is passed down from generation to generation. We need healing from our disease which is causing us to be deformed. We see the life of Jesus, and we know that He is God. But He also lives life as we were supposed to. He is what we were meant to be. He is what we were created to be.

It all starts in the garden, and reaches its peak at the Word made flesh. We like to think of salvation as an “in or out” proposition. It’s either “yes” I’m saved or “no” I’m going to hell. But Jesus taught about the kingdom of God as being here on earth. He even taught us to pray for God’s will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus came to save more than our souls. He is the great physician, He came to heal our whole selves, to save us from the cancer of sin in our world. The Old Testament was all about following rules to be right with God, but Jesus comes and blows much of this away right in the sermon on the mount. “”You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:21-22‬ ‭ESV‬‬. “”You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:27-28‬ ‭ESV‬‬. “”It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:31-32‬ ‭ESV‬‬. “”You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew‬ ‭5:38-39‬ ‭ESV‬‬. “You gave heard it said….but I say.” Over and over Jesus takes the rules of the Old Testament and raises the stakes, talking not just about the outward appearance but the inner man. He didn’t come to just to give us laws. He didn’t come to overturn laws. He came to heal us from the sins, both individual and systemic, that have infected mankind as a cancer since Adam and Eve. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬. The thief stole from us in the garden that day. Jesus came to give us the life we were supposed to have.

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The apostle Paul gives a look at this in Ephesians. And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. We live in this world under the sickness of sin, but it’s not who we really are. We follow the patterns and ways we inherit, generation after generation. We are children of wrath – children of Cain – as we follow the temptation to live by force and might.

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But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…But God. He loved us enough to tell Noah to build the boat. He loved us enough to begin with Abraham, to call his people out of Egypt, to stay faithful to us even when in our sickness we were unfaithful to Him.

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He loved us enough to send his Son. He loved us enough to come and walk with us, to join us in our suffering, to show us who we were meant to be. He loved us enough to show us what it means to not be sick with sin. He loved us enough to show us how to pray. He loved us enough to to show us how to pray for our enemies.
Jesus came and walked among us as the word made flesh. He came to be not only the full revelation of God, but also the full revelation of who mankind was supposed to be.

We are ALL in recovery from the sickness of sin.  Those of us who have accepted Christ in our lives might just be a little farther along in that recovery (meaning that we at least know we have a problem!)    But our recovery will last a lifetime, into eternity, until the New Jerusalem is completed and we are all ready to walk as Christ walked.  When we are all ready to live as we were created to live.

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Fully God. Fully human. He is who WE were meant to be. He is who WE strive to be. He is who WE could be. He us who we WILL be.

“Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!””

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭41:1-4 ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/psa.41.1-4.esv
“And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/gen.2.25.esv
“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.””

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:6-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/gen.3.6-10.esv
“Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/gen.4.17.esv
“When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.””

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭6:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/gen.6.1-3.esv
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:1-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/eph.2.1-6.esv

John Lewis

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36 thoughts on “Only Human

    1. THANK YOU Kathy!! I’ve been off Facebook for a couple of years now, but i definitely appreciate your sharing. I’m thinking about getting back on there, but had to delete my account for very specific reasons. I know that is the best way to get exposure for what I’m writing. Maybe even effect someone’s life in a positive way.

      I don’t get emails when you post, but do see them when I look at God reader. I can “like” but not comment. Not sure why, maybe because you’re not hosted by WordPress???

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      1. i hate facebook but NEED it too….so i get it. and do NOT understand how my “wordpress.org” site relates to the “wordpress.com” sites such as yours. But o well. The Lord shows us when we need it most……..

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  1. John,

    Thank you for saying this! This is one of those nuggets that gets me into trouble with others so often, because I too recognize Humanity is something we fallen creatures aspire too, not something flawed about us! And when I try to make that case, I usually just get blank stares or cross looks because it meddles with people’s broken theology.

    Validating to find it in others!

    Thanx!!!

    X

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    1. Amen brother X! You’re saying something there, our theology is broken!! We think it’s so easy on one hand (for us!), but so hard on the other hand (for them). There is nothing easy about truly following in the path of Jesus Christ. It is a path that leads to persecution and crucifixion. ‘Take up your cross” does not mean tolerating your wife’s chick flick on a Saturday night!! It means being willing to follow Christ up to and including the point of physically dying for his kingdom. And it’s not because He was wrong…it’s because we’re so wrong in our sinfulness, so far gone, that we STILL would not know Him if He came and preached to us in our hometown for three years straight. In fact…a man could rise from the dead and we still would shrug it off and go to sleep just as comfy tonight!!

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  2. Brother John – As I have stated before I do love the way you trace history. What was your favorite subject in school?
    I agree we do use I’m only human as an excuse, an excuse to continue living in rebellion to what God demands which is perfection, and it is only when we realize by God’s grace that we cannot live perfectly because we are sinful that we see our need for a Savior. All because of Adam and Eve. Although, Adam and Ever were created without sin, after their sin, we were all born sinners; therefore, I don’t believe we ever in this life achieve complete Christ likeness, although we strive to die to sin daily. Christ was without sin, but we are counted righteous by faith in him when we repent of our sins. Didn’t David ask God’s forgiveness in Psalm 51?

    You always make me think!

    Thanks for this post!

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    1. In HS, was math, I thought I’d be an accountant. In college I failed calculus the first time I took, squeezed out a C the second time. But got A’s in just about every reading/writing class – English, Shakespeare, Philosophy, Psychology, an A or B in history. But…only finished 3 semesters.

      I think the history of the bible is very important to us understanding it. Much of the bible IS history.

      Yes, absolutely David asked for forgiveness, and where else but to Yahweh!! We go to Jesus, he died for the forgiveness of our sins. But reading the bible as I do now, coming into real interest in this at 40+….I read the bible and what I’m reading is not what I’ve heard about. I read the bible every day, and do more than the average amount of bible “study”. There is just a bigger picture going on, a bigger story being told, than just Jesus died for my sins. He died for my sins, your sins, but He also died for the systemic sin of the world (which is what actually killed Him), and forgave that all the way through His dying breath.

      He talked about just about nothing except the kingdom of God and what that looked like and how that was coming to be. I strongly believe He wasn’t and isn’t just talking about our thoughts of “Heaven”. He’s talking about the new Jerusalem, reforming the world, healing the world. Healing the broken (satanic) systems by which our world is run. Healing our broken selves, making all people more like the true selves we were created to be. We just want to check that “saved” box and move along. He wants to draw us to Him and change each and every one of us from the inside out through His Holy Spirit. Make us more Christ like. More fully human.

      Breaking the power of sin and death in the world.

      I just believe our gospel is very sanitized and simplified. It’s not just about heaven – that absolves us from taking any interest in what happens here. Jesus was very clearly talking about saving the world, our world, eight where we are.

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      1. I just don’t know about the “fully human” aspect. We are fully human, fully dead in our trespasses and sins. Jesus came to give life, which we who have believe in him experience, but it isn’t fully experienced until we receive our glorified bodies when we will sin no more.

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          1. Yes, fully God and fully human. He was the only who could redeem us from our sins for unlike us, he was without sin, and therefore had our sins imputed to him, and granting us the gift of his righteousness. II Corinthians 5:21

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            1. “From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:16-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬. Amen and amen! Christ died for us on the cross, forgave us our very sinfulness even as that sinfulness left him there to die the most humiliating, most tortuous death possible.

              But still the question remains…you say that to be fully human is to be fully dead in our sins. Yet Jesus was fully human and without sin. So, fully human yet not dead in sin.

              You referenced Adam and Eve in the garden, being without sin before the fall. So…were they not fully human until they fell?? No…they were fully human UNTIL they fell. Then the virus of sin entered, which has been passed down from generation to generation. We live in sickness in our sin, we are deformed, less than we were made to be by God. We see our sinful nature, our sickness, and we think that is what humanity is. It’s the humanity we know, bug it’s not the humanity which God the Father created. You might say that what we live with in our sickness is actually a sub-humanity.

              Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God. It’s almost all He ever talked about, the kingdom of God, what it meant, and how it was coming. But Jesus is never talking about us going to heaven. He’s talking about bringing the kingdom of God, his New Jerusalem, right here to earth. And yes, Revelation 21 is a picture of exactly that…the New Jerusalem, the kingdom of heaven coming down joining His good creation (he calls it good more than once in the creation story. It is good. Why would He destroy it?). In that day we will be restored to our full humanity, right here on earth as it is in heaven.

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              1. John – Because Jesus was conceived by the Spirit, he was born sinless. He lived a sinless life. He was always completely obedient.

                Of course Adam and Eve were human. God created them in his image. When they sinned, they died spiritually, so that we are all born dead spiritually. Ephesians 2. We remain dead spiritually until the Holy Spirit regenerates us, making us alive spiritually. We then are counted righteous, even though, we still have remaining sin. We still sin. As believers, we are empowered by the Spirit to obey, but because we are still in the flesh, we still fail. Which is why Colossians 2 tells us to mortify the deeds of the flesh, put off and put on as beloved of God the things of the Spirit.

                God knew we would sin, which is why before he created the world, he knew we would need a Savior, and that Savior would be Christ. Genesis 3:15

                So as believers, no we are no longer dead in our sins, that was our state before being made alive by the Spirit of God.

                We will abandon the corruptible and receive incorruptible bodies. We will put on immortality. I Corinthians 15:53

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                1. Thanks for the discussion Barbara. That still leaves Jesus fully human yet sinless. And Adam and Eve being created sinless. Jesus is the full revelation of God and man, we are Christians, by definition we strive to be Christlike. Jesus shows who we could be, who we should be, who we were created to be. Because we are in Christ we are no longer dead to sin….yet we are still sinners. We say that makes us human because to be human is to live in sin, but Jesus shows that no, we don’t have to live trapped by sin. He saves us from our sin, saved me from my sin, not just for eternity but the here and now. It is not enough for me to chalk up my continuing n sin to my being human…I strive to be more Christlike every day. At the new Jerusalem, we will all be who were created to be. Christlike.

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                  1. Do you believe that Jesus was a sinner? Jesus is the full revelation of God. There is no going back. I don’t see us receiving our glorified bodies as going back to what we were meant to be. People say I’m human to absolve them of responsibility. God said the wages of sin is death. When we were created, we were created in God’s image. But, frankly I don’t know what else to say, so feel free to delete my comments. Oh, I just glanced up at your comment about being dead in sin. Believers are not counted as sinners because of Christ. Do we still sin? Yes. Don’t you still sin? But we confess our sins. I John 1:5-10 Have a good evening, John.

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                    1. No Jesus was not a sinner…he was fully human yet sinless. The full revelation if God…but also the full revelation of man. Fully God and fully human. Both. Not going back, just not mutually exclusive. You have a great night too 🙂

                      Why would I delete your comments?

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                    2. Why would we need a revelation of man. We know who we are. We had not seen God the Father, which is why Jesus said he and the Father are one, when we have seen him, we have seen the Father. Jesus would have no need to say that on the converse. Anyway. Good night.

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  3. Salvation is for dolphins, trees, oceans, and outer space. John 3:16 says that God loved the WORLD so much that he gave His Son. “World” there is the same world we tend to talk so negatively about, but the most famous verse in the Bible says God loved his creation. The Greek word there is COSMOS which is all the created world from the dirt up. That is what God loved so much. And we tend to personalize it and think he loved ME that much. …Well… “We” are part of everything else He made, but He did not narrow His salvation and reduce it so small.

    Let me rephrase what I was raised in the faith to believe by my parents and my church: God, who I cant see touch, taste, smell, or feel (as to empirical evidence – NOTHING) wants to SAVE, that is TAKE, my SOUL (some formless essence of myself that also cannot be touched, tasted, smelled, heard or felt) away to His HEAVEN (a place I cannot see, touch, taste, smell, or here (again empirically speaking NOWHERE)) WHEN I die! Oh… And EVERYTHING that matters in my life is hanging on whether or not I believe this NON-STUFF stuff.

    Make sense???

    Ever wonder why the world seems to be going to hell? I would suggest it is because we Christians of the Modern Era have reduced our faith to a matter of personal piety which has been reduced to a matter of NOTHING which does not matter to the world, and we did it to make room for others to run the world anyway they want without reference to God (ever hear of the Separation of Church and State?). We have let the God we believe in (Nothing) become everything to us so that he could have Nothing of the world he made but meanwhile we could do in it whatever we want which takes it way out of kilter. But we satisfied ourselves with the idea that he was actually angry and going to destroy it all at the end.

    Well, lets becareful with that word “destroy” too. Yes. There will be a Judgment with an accompanying destruction. But destruction does not mean it will cease to exist, it means it will undergo a purification process. And we ourselves use the word in either sense for other purposes all the time. Meanwhile we have forgot that our own Bible tells us that God destroyed this world once already, but that does not mean for one minute that it ceased to exist.

    This is the conflict of ideas we face. And if we face the fact that what we – at least those of us holding to a rather mainstream American faith – were raised to believe is really NOTHING, that is quite a terrifying idea. But soooooooooo many of our brothers and sisters have actually come to this point long ago and did not see the REAL option, and therefore chose to become Atheist, Agnostic, Neo-pagan, Buddhist, or just drunk and high or some other pursuit of happiness, and the world I was born into is changing dramatically in the wake of it.

    What can I say on this blog except, it’s not for punks, I guess.

    X

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    1. Revelation 21 right…the new Jerusalem coming down from heaven and God living among his people. Not us shooting up to heaven, but heaven coming to earth. The fulfillment of the prayer Christ himself taught us…”your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.

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      1. Yes. Your assessment of Rev 21 is basically the same as mine, I believe. However, to round out the picture, and to borrow from N.T. Wright – where I learned this, frame that with the other end of the Bible, Gen 1-2, where God forms the humans (yes we once were human in the fullest sense) by shaping the dirt into a body and blowing his own “Wind/Spirit/Breath” into the creature. This creature was the focal point of creation and was PART Heaven and PART earth. This creature was the point where the two met and linked up. Sin, of course, changed that. This creature in some sense lost that Wind/Spirit/Breath of life and became less than fully human AND the link was lost between Heaven and Earth.

        Jesus comes along and in the POWER of the Spirit, Wind, Breath joins the two up in himself again. We await the Rev 21 consummation of the process of rejoining heaven and earth within us now!

        Great discussion!!!

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  4. btw, in case you are interested in marrying up Gen with Rev and Kingdom on earth like heaven etc even more… It isn’t long before we are talking about SEX. Gen 1, God makes the humans IN HIS IMAGE (the beginning of image bearing theology) and in the image of God He made them MALE AND FEMALE. There is a godly sex! And it bears HIS IMAGE. And going over to pick up that thread from Isaiah 40, it is at the image of God that mountains bow down, valleys stand up at attention, crooked places straighten out etc…

    SO… we are now talking about MOUNTAIN MOVING SEX!

    There is enough to unpack there to write a book, and I think it could be a best seller. John… you are a good writer, you seriously should look into it!

    Now of course what I have offered so far LENDs itself to the pithy (and I would say ugly) polarizing statement that God created Adam and Eve – not Adam and Steve… And that is exactly right, but is such a hostile statement that I would not touch it because it closes up ears of one group of people and fans the ugly flames of another group.

    But there is far more to the insight actually that it should not be reduced to that observation anyway. And one of the important things it says that God’s idea of sex is mountain moving! He has gotten a bad rap since Victorian times as if he were against good sex. We tend to see God as a prude and all the sinners are the ones having all the fun. But I would point out that the sinners are missing out on MOUNTAIN MOVING SEX! And so have we. We really need to explore this further … and carefully!

    X

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    1. I like your responses, don’t take it personally that I don’t always respond. I work a joe job that takes about 10 hours a day and have a wife and four kids to give time/attention to. I do most of my writing early in the morning. I then later clean it up a bit and post it on here. It’s not for a lack of interest, but time, that I sometimes don’t give long responses, but simply not enough time in a 24 hour day.

      Appreciate you brother!!

      I’ll read your post later on, thank you.

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      1. Its cool. I feel ya. The thing is… monologue is an M.O. It tends to be mine. Not one I particularly like. It does not mean that every instance is the same, but it happens enough and I am sensitive enough, that I notice and try to adjust accordingly.

        Thanx for the response. Esp. thx for the post. It is a really good post. Very helpful. One I want to engage in. Glad I found it.

        I am blessed…

        X

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      1. John,

        Thanx for checking it out. That means a lot to me.

        Now, I wont keep doing this to you forever, but if you are really jazzed by that, I invite you to one more post that will advance the theme (somewhat tangentially, but importantly all the same). Check it out here:

        https://fatbeggars.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/bearing-the-image-its-not-the-porn-you-were-tempted-by/

        I truly hope you are blessed with this, and I open the invitation to others reading here as well…

        X

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    1. Thank you!! That’s a hard one for many. If you say Jesus is fully God…Hallelujah!! Talk about Him being fully human, we have a much harder time wrapping our minds around that. It’s MUCH more challenging.

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