Destiny of Man
By J E Bradburn
1 Peter 4:10 (KJV) As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
· If man insists that he is a child of nature and that he ought not to pretend to be more than the animal which he obviously is, he tacitly (implies:) admits that he is., at any rate, a curious kind of animal who has both the inclination and the capacity to make such pretensions.
· If on the other hand he insists upon his unique and distinctive place in nature and points to his rational faculties as proof of his special eminence, there is usually an anxious note in his confessions of his uniqueness which betrays his unconscious sense of kinship with the brutes (of this world). This note of anxiety gives poignant significance to the heat and animus (The anima and animus, in Carl Jung's school of analytical psychology, are the two primary anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind) in which the:
· Darwinian controversy was conducted and the Darwinian thesis was resisted by the traditionalists.
· Furthermore the very effort to estimate the significance of his rational faculties implies a degree of transcendence over himself which is not fully defined or explained in what is usually connoted by “reason”.
FOR THE MAN WHO WEIGHS THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS RATIONAL FACULTIES IS IN SOME SENSE MORE THAN “REASON”,
AND HAS CAPACITIES WHICH TRANSCEND THE ABILITY TO FORM GENERAL CONCEPTS.
If man takes his uniqueness for granted he is immediately involved in questions and contradictions on the problem of his virtue:
1. If he believes himself to be essentially good and attributes the admitted evils of human history to specific social and historical causes, he involves himself in begging the question; because all these historical causes of evils are revealed, upon close analysis, to be no more than particular consequences and historical configurations of evil tendencies in man himself. They cannot be understood at all if a capacity for, and inclination toward, evil in man are not presupposed (to require as an antecedent in logic or fact).
2. If, on the other hand, man comes to pessimistic conclusions about himself, his capacity for such judgements would seem to negate the content of the judgements; I.e.
· How can man be “essentially” evil if he knows himself to be so?
· What is the character of the ultimate, the quintessential (of the pure and essential essence of something) ‘I’, which passes such devastating judgements upon itself as object?
If one turns to the question of the value of human life, and asks the question; “Is life worth living?” The very character of the question reveals that the questioner must in some sense be able to stand outside, and transcend, the life which is thus judged and estimated. Man can reveal this transcendence more explicitly, not only by actually committing suicide, but by elaborating religions and philosophies which negate life and regard a “lifeless” eternity, such as Nirvana, (Nirvāṇa literally means "blown out", as in a candle. It is most commonly associated with Buddhism) as the only possible end of life.
Have those who inveigh, (rail) otherworldliness in religion, justified as their criticism may be, ever fully realised what the error of denying life implies in regard to the stature of man? The man who can negate “life” must be something other than mere vitality. Every effort to dissuade him from the neglect of natural vitality and historic existence implies a vantage point in him above natural vitality and history; otherwise he could not be tempted to the error from which he is to be dissuaded.
Man’s place in the universe is subject to the same antinomies (mutual incompatibility, real or apparent, of two laws). Men have been assailed periodically by qualms of conscience and fits of dizziness for pretending to occupy the centre of the universe. Every philosophy of life is touched with anthropocentric (Regarding humans as the central element of the universe) tendencies.
· Even theocentric religions believe that the Creator of the world is interested in saving man from his unique predicament. (Positive)
· But periodically man is advised and advises himself to moderate his pretensions and admit that he is only a little animal living a precarious existence on a second-rate planet, attached to a second rate sun. (Negative)
There are moderns who believe that this modesty is the characteristic genius of modern man and the fruit of his discovery of the vastness of interstellar space;
· But it was no modern astronomer who confessed, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?” Reinhold Niebuhr.
Psalm 8:4-6 (KJV)
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm
Reinhold Niebuhr has got it exactly right when one reads his opening paragraph on “The Destiny of Man” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/natureanddestiny%20.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/humandestinyandhistory.htm. There is a lot more to learn to receive a heartfelt feeling for God and His future Kingdom. We are not on this fallen earth for no reason, and we are certainly not animals, (not all of us anyway). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/wheatandtares.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
The parables of Jesus on His first advent confirm this; it was Satan’s refusal to worship man that caused the rebellion.
XIV 1) And Michael went out and called all the angels saying: ‘Worship the image of God as the Lord God hath commanded.’ 2) And Michael himself worshipped first; then he called me and said: ‘Worship the image of God the Lord.’ 3) And I answered, ‘I have no (need) to worship Adam.’ And since Michael kept urging me to worship, I said to him, ‘Why dost thou urge me? I will not worship an inferior and younger being (than I). I am his senior in the creation, before he was made was I already made. It is his duty to worship me. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm. This rebellion led to God destroying the then earth and war broke out in heaven against Satan and a third of his followers. To get the most out of the Bible read the whole books by John Milton. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm also http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm.
There is a reason I am repeating myself; with these links the only way one can understand what he/she is being told is the TRUTH. There is no deviation that can be read here and acted upon, but let us go further.
From the war in heaven to Genesis the Old Testament will only make sense to those who study indefatigably (untiringly), rather than leaving it to someone else to steer you the wrong way, that is what this site is all about. if you can prove irrevocably that the Word of God is a falsity, myth, or even a lie the I would love to hear from you. Unfortunately we follow the wrong people, for reasons only known to them-selves, but it is here I am to tell you that the choice is yours and yours alone, because this earth will not be here forever. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm Believe me, He is coming soon and it is up to you to be ready for Him; or face the consequences.
2 Peter 3:5—6 (KJV)
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
The shepherds are not shepherding leaving God’s people to take the wrong road to ruin. The churches are keeping quiet; vicars, Bishops, and Popes are all part of a one world system: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm reluctantly following the truth, or giving it to those who need it, no wonder Great Apostasy is rife. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm
These four hidden dynasties are the negative side of God’s plan and are activated by the hand of Almighty God in these end times because mankind has turned away from Him and His living word. They have chosen the path of evil in the sight of God, and they will reap that, which they have sown. We were once one nation under God but now we are being stripped because GAT and NFTA were passed into law. This marked the beginning of the inward decay of the United States. Many are wondering how this all happened and who is responsible, the Kenites are the ones responsible and as we study we will learn all about them.
Several things must be understood here, just as Jeremiah did not interfere with old Babylon, these things are going to happen. It is a fact that God chose these people to do the wicked deeds that will be done. They are of Satan and we are living in the end times of this earth age. The heads of the beast or world system are the hidden dynasties that are building the world trade and binding the nations together for the great fall. This fall will come, and when it does, this same beast that caused the fall will provide the gold to those that are willing to sell their soul to the same dragon, Satan that caused the fall in that first earth age. It is a fact, so expect it.
The beast that causes the fall will be the same beast that revives it through the hidden dynasty of Religion that it also has set up for this time. There are going to be blasphemies and wicked things that come flowing out of the mouth of Satan this supernatural man, and God will give him the keys or authority to do everything that he will do. Everything except, they cannot kill or lay a hand on one of His elect, nor any of those with the seal of God in their forehead. This is what this book is all about, not creating hatred towards anyone, or causing trouble, but so that we will know the truth of the events taking place around us. Then when Satan arrives on the scene here on earth as he will [Revelation 12:7-9],
Revelation 12:7-9 (KJV)
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
We will be in a position to be used of the Spirit of the Living God as Mark told us our mission will be in Mark 13:9-11; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm
Mark 13:9-11 (KJV)
09 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Jesus began His work as a teacher. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/teacher.htm that does not mean He was a philosopher or a theologian with a system to give to people, or that His interest was primarily in ideas. His interest was in men and in life. His great task was to bring in the New Day, the Kingdom of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
However, to that end He had to teach; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/teachingofjesus.htm He had to bring to men a new vision of God; God’s purpose and man’s life. Temptation of Jesus, Matt 4:1-11 is significant here. Jesus knows Himself as the Messiah http://www.godsplan.org.uk/whatmessiah.htm, but He will not begin with claims to power in the first Advent, with wonderful deeds that will bring the people to His feet and prove His office, or with alliances with the great that will bring to Him the kingdoms of the world. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm
Matthew 4:1-11 (KJV) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/temptations.htm
01 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
02 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
03 And when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”
04 But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
05 Then the devil taketh Him up into the holy city, and setteth Him on a pinnacle of the temple,
06 And saith unto Him, “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
07 Jesus said unto him, “It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”
08 Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
09 And saith unto Him, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.”
11 Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.
How many worldly temptations have we all declined to take hold of a better life on this fallen earth?
He will follow the clear way, of duty and trust the issue to God (Which we must all endeavour to do); and the clear way is to teach men and serve men. So He goes about in all Galilee, “teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom”. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/follow.htm
His teaching must be studied in the light of its purpose and consequent method. Jesus was not a lecturer in a classroom, giving a course on the doctrines of religion. Jesus believed a new day was at hand that a new world was waiting for men, and that men were to live a new life with God and their fellows. It was His task to proclaim this good news and to summon men to prepare for it. His call was, “Repent and believe the good news”.
This purpose explains His method: (1) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/beforegenesis.htm
When I first began my studies, I purchased a Holy Bible, KJV version and began reading it from the beginning to the end, as if you would a novel. Needless to say, the begetting and endless genealogies I found very boring; but I persevered at a steady pace over many weeks. This technique proved fruitless, and only, at the very least, hardened my determination to seek out the truth from as many and any source, that I possibly could. This meant vicars, teachers, religious organizations, and individuals, but all was to no avail. In fact, it added more confusion to my quest than when I began. However, my stubborn nature of not giving up led me, eventually in the right direction, and reminiscent of a huge jigsaw; it slowly began falling into place.
1. Where do we come from? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
2. What are we doing here? http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
3. Where are we going? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
In order to answer these three questions; of which very few know the answers, a lot of reading and studying is needed to gain the faith http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm which is their all the time, and to everyone, regardless of which denomination they are. If you believe in Jesus then you are saved through grace, and in the book of life. But only by studying and gaining knowledge http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm does one become hardened to the lies of the tares and false prophets. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm
To help you in answering these three questions you will need E Bullinger’s The Companion Bible (KJV) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/howtostudy.htm, and most of all the help of the Holy Spirit http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm, and of course my website where you will find all the answers that have been revealed to me through the Holy Ghost and taken me many years to find the truth.. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
If you take a long hard look at the image above the answers are starkly portrayed; why so few even find the right road to follow because of the continuous distraction, lies, and deceptions by the Nephilim, which of course are all under orders.
During these days of doom and gloom, how refreshing it is to be enlightened by placing one’s faith and trust; not in Man, but in God, Yahweh and His Son Jesus Christ, who said to those who believed on Him…
John 8:31-36 (KJV)
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, “If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed;”
32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”
33 They answered Him, “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?’” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
34 Jesus answered them, “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, whosoever commiteth sin is the servant of sin.
35 “And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth ever.”
36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
The Jews replied “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man etc… Thus ignoring all historical facts. These were “the Jews” who believed in verse 31, and thus proved themselves not believers indeed, because they had not continued in God’s word.
The in depth study of God’s Word will reveal the truth to the most ardent (Having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent: an ardent vow; ardent love, intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic) researcher of God’s Word. Receiving in return the absolute wisdom, and knowledge resulting in true freedom of thinking, and peace of mind, which is the TRUTH. Regardless of what the world may throw at us, the knowledge and wisdom gained by study goes a very long way in helping us to understand it for what it is, and how to deal with it. That is why we are encouraged to study God’s Word, to strengthen our belief and faith. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetruth.htm
FREEDOM OF THINKING
Freedom of thought (also called freedom of conscience or ideas) is the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought, independent of others' viewpoints. It is different from and not to be confused with the concept of freedom of speech or expression. Freedom of thought is the precursor and progenitor of—and thus is closely linked to—other liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of expression. Though freedom of thought is axiomatic (taken for granted) for many other freedoms they are in no way required for it to operate and exist. Conception of a freedom or a right does not guarantee its inclusion, legality, or protection via a philosophical caveat. It is a very important concept in the Western world and nearly all  democratic constitutions protect these freedoms. Freedom of thought... is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom. With rare aberrations a pervasive recognition of this truth can be traced in our history, political and legal. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm
Such ideas are also a vital part of international human rights law. In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which is legally binding on member states of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), "freedom of thought" is listed under Article 18: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
The United Nations' Human Rights Committee states that this, "distinguishes the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief from the freedom to manifest religion or belief. It does not permit any limitations whatsoever on the freedom of thought and conscience or on the freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of one's choice. These freedoms are protected unconditionally".  Similarly, Article 19 of the UDHR guarantees that "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference".
http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm However all this will change under the rule of the One World System without God http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm
2 Timothy 2 (KJV)
01 “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
02 “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
03 “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
04 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen Him to be a soldier.
05 “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.”
06 “The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.”
07 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.”
08 “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my Gospel:”
09 “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”
10 “Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”
11 It is a faithful saying: “For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him:”
12 “If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him: if we deny Him, he also will deny us:”
13 “If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny himself.”
14 “Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting [denial] of the hearers.”
15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
16 “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”
17 “And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;”
18 “Who concerning the truth have erred, saying ‘that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.”’
19 “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
20 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.”
21 “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.”
22 “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
23 “But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.”
24 “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,”
25 “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;”
26 “And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
So; what does the Bible reveal about today’s man? Let us take a closer look at an impartial selection from the Dispensational Plan of E.W. Bullinger’s Companion Bible KJV, and The Summa Theologica Thomas Aquinas to discover what TRUTHS both reveal to us.
· To Roman Catholics, It is thus laid down in the Decretals (II, qu. vi, Si Quando):
Whenever anyone intervenes in a cause where life or state is at stake he must do so, not by a proxy, but in his own person; and state here has reference to freedom or servitude. Therefore it would seem that nothing differentiates a man’s state, except that which refers to freedom or servitude (slavery or anything resembling it). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/state.htm In one sense TRUTH, whereby all things are true, is one, and in another sense it is not. In proof of which we must consider that when anything is predicated (affirmed) of many things univocally (having only one meaning), it is found in each of them according to its proper nature; as animal is found in each species of animal. But when anything is predicated of many things analogically, it is found in only one of them according to its proper nature, and from this one the rest are denominated.
We Christians owe a great deal of gratitude to the Hebrews and the Jews who took meticulous care of the TRUTH that was bestowed upon them. From them we as Christians have learned a great deal about Gods-Word the Holy Bible KJV. http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/788679/jewish/What-Is-the-Mystical-Significance-of-the-Star-of-David.htm
John 15:16 (KJV) Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it.
When you have read the above link ‘what is the mystical significance of the star of David’, we as Christians can go into the Bible further which reiterates the stars, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm and delve into the past to reveal the TRUTH which has been there for thousands of years. But first I must explain that as Christians we have been fooled in this fallen earth by the enemy; who has revealed
to those who teach, that the Old Testament is pure history and myth which should be avoided. Most Christians have swallowed this lie hook, line, and sinker. and this explains why they are all lost. Even Gods Word in the KJV reveals how God loved David’s Lineage. http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm and finally; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm We may then ask ourselves http://www.godsplan.org.uk/isgodthetruth%20.htm
So where do we go from here:
Isaiah 25 (KJV)
01 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou hast done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
02 For Thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
03 Therefore shall the strong people glorify Thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
04 For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
05 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
06 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
07 And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
08 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
09 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.
10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under Him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
11 And He shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as He that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and He shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall He bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE
The struggle for justice is as profound a revelation of the possibilities and limits of historical existence as the quest for TRUTH. In some respects it is even more revealing because it engages all human vitalities and powers more obvious than the intellectual quest. The obligation to build and to perfect communal life is not merely forced upon us by the necessity of coming to terms with the rather numerous hosts, whom it has pleased an Almighty Creator to place on this little earth beside us. Community is an individual as well as social necessity; for the individual can realise himself only in intimate and organic relation with fellowmen.
LOVE IS THEREFORE THE PRIMARY LAW OF HIS NATURE; AND BROTHERHOOD THE FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENT OF HIS SOCIAL EXISTENCE.
Since man is a unity of vitality and reason, the social coherence of life can never be purely rational. It includes an interpenetration of all powers and potencies, emotional and volitional (the act of willing, choosing, or resolving) as well as rational (having reason or understanding: relating to, based on, or agreeable to reason). But the power of rational freedom [to choose] gives human communities a higher dimension than those of nature. Man’s freedom [to choose] over the limits of nature in indeterminate regression means that no fixed limits can be placed upon either the purity or the breadth of the brotherhood which men strive in history.
NO TRADITIONAL ATTAINMENT OF BROTHERHOOD IS SECURE AGAINST CRITICISM FROM A HIGHER HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, OR SAFE FROM CORRUPTION ON EACH NEW LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT.
The indeterminate character of these possibilities of both good and evil in social and political relations justifies the dynamic interpretation of the social process. The facts of history may not support the conclusion that historical process has continually purified and perfected social relations; but they certainly prove that the breadth and extent of historical communities have been consistently increased. Every age, and more particularly the age of technics, has confronted men with the problem of relating their lives to a larger number of fellowmen. The task of creating community and avoiding anarchy is constantly pitched on broader and broader levels.
These facts have presented modern culture with what seemed irrefutable proofs of its progressive view of the social task. The “Kingdom of God” seemed to be an immanent force in history, culminating in a universal society of brotherhood and justice http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm The secular and liberal-Protestant approaches to the socio- moral problem, based upon this presupposition, are too numerous to mention. Modern sociological treatises are practically unanimous in assuming this view of history. The Marxist interpretation of history deviates from it. But the deviation is only provisionally radical. Its catastrophism is finally subordinated to a progressive and utopian concept of history. The liberal Protestant version has added little but pious phrases to the interpretation.
The definition of the Christian view of human destiny as presented must lead to other, and partly contrary, conclusions. The conclusions are not completely contrary because they do not refute the dynamic character of history or the significance of its continually expanding tasks and obligations. They do, however, challenge the identification of historical growth with moral progress. According to our interpretation, “grace” is related to “nature” partly as fulfillment, and partly as negation.
If the contradiction between “nature” and “grace” is not recognised, and the continued power of “nature” in the realm of “grace” is not conceded, new sins are brought into history by the pretension that sin has been progressively eliminated. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
Jesus began His work as a teacher. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/teacher.htm that does not mean He was a philosopher or a theologian with a system to give to people, or that His interest was primarily in ideas. His interest was in men and in life. His great task was to bring in the New Day, the Kingdom of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
However, to that end He had to teach; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/teachingofjesus.htm He had to bring to men a new vision of God; God’s purpose and man’s life. Temptation of Jesus, Matt 4:1-11 is significant here. Jesus knows Himself as the Messiah http://www.godsplan.org.uk/whatmessiah.htm , but He will not begin with claims to power, with wonderful deeds that will bring the people to His feet and prove His office, or with alliances with the great that will bring to Him the kingdoms of the world.
He will follow the clear way, of duty and trust the issue to God (Which we must all endeavour to do); and the clear way is to teach men and serve men. So He goes about in all Galilee, “teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom”. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/follow.htm His teaching must be studied in the light of its purpose and consequent method. Jesus was not a lecturer in a classroom, giving a course on the doctrines of religion. Jesus believed a new day was at hand that a new world was waiting for men, and that men were to live a new life with God and their fellows. It was His task to proclaim this good news and to summon men to prepare for it. His call was, “Repent and believe the good news”.
THESE PURPOSES EXPLAIN HIS METHOD:
Jesus began His work as a teacher. That does not mean He was a philosopher or a theologian with a system to give to people, or that His interest was primarily in ideas. His interest was in men and in life. His great task was to bring in the New Day, the Kingdom of God. http://godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
However, to that end He had to teach; He had to bring to men a new vision of God and God’s purpose and man’s life. Temptation of Jesus, Matt 4:1-11 is significant here. Jesus knows Himself as the Messiah, but He will not begin with claims to power, with wonderful deeds that will bring the people to His feet and prove His office, or with alliances with the great that will bring to Him the kingdoms of the world.
HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE INCENTIVE TO MAKE THAT RIGHT DECISION THAT ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS WILL ONE DAY HAVE TO.
I AM COMING TO CAST A SWORD ON EARTH http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm