The man Job who represents all of Humanity our challenges and potential, stands ready teach us about the way to have understood the Biblical narrative.
The Man Job who lived 2000 years before the birth of Jesus Savior of the Humanity, but after His work.
The Man Job before the Jew and Gentile divides and doctrines of election.
The Man Job before Law, Moses, Temple, Priests, Augustine, Calvin Luther and Arminius , a gentile Known by the Living God.
The Man Job not dead spiritually as some have taught, The Man Job seen by God as upright and blameless.
The Man Job a Representative of us all, stands ready to teach us from antiquity the weakness of our Theology.
The Man Job is ready to teach us, but no longer as the self-righteous friends protecting their pet Orthodoxies.
much more to follow
So I set about today to tell a complex story in a simple fashion my hope being, that in this simple telling the truth be told. Now there will be some who will plead that this story is done a disservice by a simple telling, and then it must told by those trained in the language of the scholar. You be the judge I have always believed that the longer it takes to tell a story, the more we should view it with suspicion.
Once upon a time in a land far away there lived a Great Sovereign Father of All. There was absolutely nothing this Sovereign Father did not have control over in His Kingdom, whether evil or good. He was complete within Himself and nothing to be added to Him or taken away from Him.
Now this Father’s kingdom was populated by TOTALLY BLIND people, who were BLIND through no fault of their own, but that The Great Sovereign Father’s will and plan could be demonstrated. Although this Great Sovereign Father could give sight to all His subjects, He chose to show His Mercy and Love to only a Few. Because all were born Blind due to a family defect, He was under no obligation to give sight to anyone. But so that He might show His Sovereign rights as Creator Father, He chose a few leaving the rest with no recourse not even to question Him.
Further more in order show that no one effects His ways and plans, He made His choice of who would receive sight before any of His blind subjects where ever born. It did not matter if they where bad or Good for this Sovereign Father is no Santa Claus, but the unquestioned Sovereign all glory to His Name. The choice He made was UNCONDITIONAL in its application and IRRESISTIBLE in its unmerited grace, for those He chose for reasons beyond mortal knowing.
Because of the Family default in His subjects This Sovereign Father had to act in Time and Space, in order to Give sight to the LIMITED group He had PREDESTINED to see. Because of this Sovereign Fathers Faithfulness none he had chosen could ever loss their sight or be separated from His Sovereign love but will be PRESERVED to the end.
To show His justice and sovereignty over all thing in His kingdom, those who remained blind would be eternally punished for the rejection of sight they where not predestined to receive. No need to complain or question for nothing in the end is in your hands for all was determined in the FOREKNOWLEDGE of this Sovereign Father.
This Story has been told for 500 years as gospel but that alone doesn’t make it so, some stories are better told simply for truth’s sake.
Most of the arguments within the modern-day church of Jesus Christ, is a debate about Secondhand Theology. People are so convinced of the rightness of their particular Secondhand Theology, they are convinced others are going to Hell who hold a different Secondhand Theology.
Now that times have changed in the West and unlike the Muslim World you can not be killed for changing ones religious mind. The threat of Hells Fire and its supposed eternal punishment for heretics and all other souls that do not hold to their Orthodoxy is all they have.
The only people Jesus ever threatened with anything like Hell was in fact doctrinally sound people, who would have bet their lives they where in the “I Got Mine Club”.
Their Secondhand Theology they argued had come straight from Moses Himself and therefore the very mouth of God.
They could quote from memory the entire first 5 book of the Bible, and we all know being able to quote Bible Verses carries big time weight with GOD. What they did not realize however was that they way the understood the words of God was all wrong.
The pride of knowing so much scripture and being in command of what it meant was their downfall. They where in no mood to listen to what Jesus had to say about the words meant in their purely spiritual meaning, rather than how it was manipulated by their Secondhand Theologies.
Fast forward a few Thousand Years and we find not much has changed except, the method of crucifying those who disagree with the prevailing “Secondhand Theology.”
ROB BELL and all other free thinkers you keep on writing and speaking against those Secondhand Theologies masquerading as The Voice of God. People are listening because they are tired of Jesus for lease, to all these Secondhand Theologies.
After all as they saying goes “they can’t eat you.”
Calvin’s hypothesis lead eventually to a Mature and Loving enhancement of his doctrine, UNIVERSALISM. Which is good news, for without it Calvin would not have gained that which he could not find. Oh the look on his face when he saw Servetus besides Jesus, as Servetus said I forgive you Atonement is Universal and Irresistible, and Calvin discovered God was not Calvin’s god, thank God…
JUST A THOUGHT