Is God the TRUTH?
J E Bradburn
John 12:16 (KJV) These things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things unto Him. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.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 (affirm) 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, 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/charts&tables.htm
Zechariah 2:8 (KJV) For thus saith the Lord of hosts; “After the glory hath He sent Me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.
If we consider the image of the star of David it reveals a good deal of information here in brief is the outline; further reading would be beneficial on the links and; my website http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm.
· As we look at the image of the star of David we see two triangles, one upright, and the other inverted http://www.godsplan.org.uk/theinformativestars.htm
· There are three points to each triangle making six in all, which is the number of man (human being). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm
· One triangle is upright pointing to heaven, the other inverted, pointing to this fallen earth. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm Two (2) Denotes difference:
· There are three pyramids built in Egypt which align to the belt (The Hunter) in the Orion constellation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm Four (4) Denotes creative works:
· In the heavens above the pyramids, are all the constellations which circulate; this is called the Precession of the Equinox’s. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/precessionoftheequinoxes.htm 5 Denotes Divine Grace
· Also the Sphinx is situated at the east side of the main pyramid, which has the body of a lion, and the face of a woman, to tell us that Jehovah’s clock begins at Virgo (The Virgin), and ends when it reaches Leo (Lion of Judah). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/sphinx.htm Six (6) Denotes the human number: Man.
· This space of time corresponds to the second advent of Christ http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm Seven (7) Denotes spiritual perfection.
· Then finally the Great Tribulation. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm Eight (8) Denotes resurrection, regeneration.
It is no consequence that there are six points originating from the stars in the Heavens for us to peruse and believe, and to ignore and believe not. The proof of the pudding is in the eating; if you have any issue with these or any other points I suggest that you disprove them by using the Companion Bible KJV and any other source of literature; and I will believe you if God is not the TRUTH, whether you be Jews, Christians, Atheists, Secular individuals, Professors, or Scientists.
So healthiness is predicated of animal, of urine, and of medicine, not that health is only in the animal, medicine is called healthy, in so far as it is the cause of health, and urine is called healthy, in so far as it indicates health. And although health is neither in medicine or in urine yet in either there is something whereby the one causes, and the other indicates health. And although health is neither in medicine nor in urine, and yet in either there is something whereby the one causes, and the other indicates health.
Now we have said that TRUTH resides primarily in the intellect; and secondarily in things, according as they are related to the Divine intellect. If therefore, we speak of TRUTH, as it exists in the intellect, according to its proper nature, then are their many TRUTHS in many created intellects; and even in one and the same intellect, according to the number of things known. Whence; Truths are decayed from among the children of men: As from one man’s face many likenesses are reflected in a mirror, so many TRUTHS are reflected from the one Divine TRUTH.
But if we speak of TRUTH as it is in things, then all things are true by one primary TRUTH; to which each one is assimilated according to its own entity. And thus, although the essences or forms of things are many, yet the TRUTH of the Divine intellect is one, in conformity to which all things are said to be TRUE. Yet it is TRUE that nothing subsisting is greater than the rational soul, except God.
The tares, Matthew 13:24—30
24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:”
25 “But while men slept, his enemy [Satan] came and sowed tares [poisonous weeds] among the wheat, and went his way.”
26 “But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.”
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, “Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?”
28 He said unto them, “An enemy [Satan] hath done this.” The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
29 But he said, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.”
30 “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers [angels],’ “Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn.’”
Matthew 13:36—43 KJV Tares explained aptly (But not written by Matthew).
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples came unto Him, saying, ‘Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.’
37 He answered and said unto them, ‘He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;’
38 ‘The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;’
39 ‘The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.’
40 ‘As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.’
41 ‘The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;’
42 ‘And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.’
43 ‘Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.’
Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV 1Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: 2and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
An illustration of the Giza Pyramid, laid bare for our perusal, indicates many other interesting facts such as a:
1. Descending passage into the earth where the dust and remains go.
2. The King and the Queen’s chambers indicating the path the Spirit will take back to God.
3. Orion’s belt, top left above the Dog—star Sirius.
4. Alpha Draco, the serpent is also in the vicinity.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Christ], and between thy seed [Satan] and her seed [Christ]; it shall bruise thy head, [Satan] and thou shalt bruise His heel [Christ]. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/precessionoftheequinoxes.htm
Enmity = (Deep-seated, often mutual hatred) between Satan’s seed through Cain http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm and Adam’s seed through Abraham—Isaac—Jacob. This is where all the hostility, wars, death, illnesses, &c come from while we are on this fallen earth for some 4004 years. http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm However, those who are God’s children have the http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm to look forward to; and when a thousand years has expired then the http://godsplan.org.uk/futurekingdom.htm.
Isaiah 25:8 KJV 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.
Since true and false are opposed, and since opposites stand in relation to the same thing, we must needs seek falsity, where primarily we find TRUTH; that is to say, in the intellect. Now, in things, neither TRUTH nor Falsity exists, except in relation to the intellect. And since everything is denominated simply by what belongs to it per se, but is denominated relatively by what belongs to it accidentally; a thing indeed may be called false simply when compared to the intellect on which it depends, and to which it is compared par se; but may be called false relatively as directed to another intellect, to which it is compared accidentally. Now natural things depend on the Divine intellect, as artificial things on the human. Wherefore artificial things are said to be false simply in themselves, in so far as they fall short of the form of art; whence a craftsman is said to produce a false work, if it falls short of the proper operation of his art. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/perfection.htm
In things that depend on God, falseness cannot be found, in so far as they are compared with the Divine intellect; since whatever takes place in things proceeds from the ordinance of that intellect, unless perhaps in the case of a voluntary agent only, who have it in their power to withdraw themselves from what is so ordained; wherein consists the evil of sin. On the other hand virtuous deeds are called the TRUTH of life as being obedient to the order of the Divine intellect.Thus it is said:
John3:21 KJV But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
But in relation to our intellect to our intellect, natural things which are compared thereto accidently can be called false; not simply, but relatively; and that in two ways:
1. In one way according to the thing signified, and thus a thing is said to be false as being signified or represented by word or thought that is false. In this respect anything as regards any quality not possessed by it; as if we should say that a diameter is a false commensurable thing (the numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by 3), even, as on the contrary, anything can be called true, in regard to that which is becoming to it.
2. In another way a thing can be called false, by way of cause—and thus a thing is said to be false that naturally begets a false opinion. And whereas it is innate in us to judge things by external appearances, since our knowledge takes its rise from sense, which principally and naturally deals with external accidents, therefore those external accidents, which resemble things other than themselves, are said to be false with respect to those things; thus gall is falsely honey; and tin false gold.
The Life of God
Since to understand belongs to living beings, after considering the Divine knowledge and intellect, we must consider the Divine life. About these four points of inquiry arise;
1. To whom does it belong to live? Animals Genesis KJV 1:25: Human beings Genesis 2:7 KJV God, while on this fallen earth,
2. What is life? http://godsplan.org.uk/meaningoflife.htm on this fallen earth.
3. Whether life is properly attributed to God? Ecclesiastes 12:7 on this fallen earth.
4 Whether all things in God are life? Jeremiah 10:2 KJV Thus saith the Lord, “Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”
The stars are numbered and named. There are the twelve signs of the Zodiac, called “the stars” in Genesis 37:9 (eleven of which bowed down to Joseph’s the twelfth).
We must hold that the will of God is the cause of things; and that He acts by the will, and not as some have supposed, by a necessity of His nature. This can be shown in three ways:
1. From the order itself of active causes, since both intellect and nature act for an end, the natural agent (Elōhīm) must have the end and the necessary means predetermined for it by some higher intellect i.e. (Genesis Jehovah) https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html the natural agent must have the end and the necessary means predetermined for it by some higher intellect; And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. as the end and definite movement is predetermined for the arrow by the archer. Hence the intellectual and voluntary agent must precede the agent that acts by nature; hence, since Jehovah (Father) is in first in the order of agents, He must act by intellect and will.
2. This is shown, secondly, from the character of a natural agent, of which the property is to produce one and the same effect; for nature operates in one and the same way unless it is prevented. Rev 12:7 KJV And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [Satan]; and the dragon fought and his angels, This is because the nature of the act is according to the nature of the agent; and hence as long as it has that nature, its acts will be in accordance with that nature; for every natural agent has a determinate being. Since, the, the Divine Being is undetermined, and contains in Himself the full perfection of being, It cannot be that He acts by a necessity of His nature, unless He were to cause something undetermined and indefinite in being: and that this is impossible has been already shown. He does not, therefore, act by a necessity of His nature , but determined effects proceed from His own infinite perfection according to the determination of His will and intellect.
3. Thirdly, it is shown by the relation of effects to their cause. For effects proceed from the agent (in this case Jehovah) that causes them, in so far as they pre-exist in the agent; since every agent produces its like. Now effects pre-exist in their cause after the mode of the cause. Wherefore since the Divine Being is His own intellect, effects pre-exist in Him after the mode of intellect, and therefore proceed from Him after the same mode. Consequently, they proceed from Him after the mode of will, for His inclination to put in act what His intellect has conceived appertains to the will. Therefore, the will of God is the cause of things.
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 war in heaven caused Jehovah to destroy that then world; ‘an enemy hath done this.’
Genesis 1:1-4 (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light: and there was light.”
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
The Justice and Mercy of God
There are two kinds of justice.
1. The one consists in mutual giving and receiving, as in buying and selling, and other kinds of intercourse and exchange. It is called commutative justice that directs exchange and the intercourse of business. This does not belong to God, since as the Apostle says: Romans 11:35 KJV Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
2. The other consists in distribution, and is called distributive justice; whereby a ruler or a steward gives to each what his rank deserves. As then the proper order displayed in ruling a family or any kind of multitude evinces (to show (something) clearly) justice of this kind in the ruler, so the order of the universe, which is seen both in effects of nature and in effects of will, which shows forth the justice of God. We must needs see that God is truly just, in seeing how He gives to all existing things what is proper to the condition of each; and preserves the nature of each one in the order and with the powers that properly belong to it, in other words.
Matthew 25:29 (KJV) For unto every one that hath [faith] shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not [faith] shall be taken away even that which he hath. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
Certain of the moral virtues are concerned with the passions, as temperance with concupiscence, fortitude with fear and daring, meekness with anger. Such virtues as these can only be metaphorically attributed to God; in God there are no passions; nor a sensitive appetite, which is the subject of those virtues. On the other hand, certain moral virtues are concerned with works of giving and expending (to use up); such as justice, liberality (generosity), and magnificence; and these reside not in the sensitive faculty (an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action), but in the will. Hence, there is nothing to prevent our attributing these virtues to God; although not in civil matters, but in such matters as are not unbecoming to Him. It would be absurd to praise God for His political virtues.
Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), 1719 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past is a hymn by Isaac Watts and paraphrases the 90th Psalm of the Book of Psalms. The first and last verses are most poignant to this page, and to this website: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
1. O God, our help in ages past, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
our hope for years to come, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
our shelter from the stormy blast, http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
and our eternal home. http://godsplan.org.uk/futurekingdom.htm
6. O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.
Psalm 90 (KJV)
01 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
02 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
03 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
04 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
05 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
06 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
07 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
08 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
09 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; (70) and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, (80) yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom http://godsplan.org.uk/howtostudy.htm.
13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
All the words, images, and links, on this one page, envisages the whole structure of the Bible; proved, and laid out in earnest and honesty for you the Christian “If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm