[Roughly translated from Latin: “Prudence through itself and deeds to err perpetual- pious fraud“]
From the Greeks and learned scholars is come ‘Phronesis,’
this could be called ‘Practical Thought’ or even ‘prudence,’
here… as if man can thrive by his own thoughts, without
the thought of a supreme being… a Creator, and confidence
to come from this knowledge, lest we be left on our own…
or to think all mankind would benefit from thought by force,
when forced to: submit, obey and live under such a strict
hand either leads to commitment or brokenness, of course,
and then not to realize nothing has been done willingly…
nothing done with concern for love at all, not even considered,
there would be nothing found to develop devotion to or to
know what character this God has, save that of our intrepid
mistakes we’d continue, unknowingly, and our lack of regard
for other people and their faith, this is pride and selfishness,
to what habits we have becoming our character, our manner
and view obscured by the deeds we’d do of this sure darkness,
no love would be found… left with a job (the chore) of awful
consequence, to hate: Israel, the church and God’s chosen,
woeful is it to oppose the Hebrew God, the selfless God who
died for you too but you chose to deny Him, He is the risen
God… resurrection to proclaim life from death is not only
possible but a surety if you but believe in Him as being God,
for only God can give life eternal, pride fell from heaven and
desires to consume us, unaware, and the arrogant applaud.
premonitus praemunitus: Latin for forewarned is forearmed
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Can we say we have knowledge of God… if we (today) desire to kill from hate- not love (to protect)? Let us find more about the character of the God we serve when we gauge the characteristics of those of any faith… by their actions.
[From this source: Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life… are found these abstracts below]
For Aristotle, as for Thomas Aquinas who followed him at this point, eternity “becomes known from two characteristics: first, from the fact that whatever is in eternity is interminable, that is, lacking beginning and end; second, from the fact that eternity itself lacks successiveness, existing entirely at once [tota simul]” (Aquinas, Summa, I, 10, 1).
This means that the temporal order has redemptive potential as the sphere in which God’s Spirit, the Spirit of the incarnate and risen Jesus Christ, works out his will in human affairs. History, while it cannot fully contain the reality of the transcendent God, also is not incapable of receiving and responding to his presence. The incarnation offers abundant proof of this fact. And eternity, while it lies chronologically beyond temporal life in the here and now, is not in all respects qualitatively remote and aloof from it.
The Old Testament, then, encourages us to define eternity in terms of the duration of the revealed God’s dealings with his people in times past, now, and always. This God has ever been solicitous for his name and for the people with whom he has deigned to share it. This past state of affairs will continue for eternity, so long as God who lives and loves endures. To define eternity more closely, the Bible would seem to call for laying hold of personal relationship with God. To trust him is to begin to realize what “eternal” signifies. To live responsively before him means to gain understanding, indeed induction, into “eternal life.”
John’s Gospel is rich with references to eternal life. It is a gift to all those who believe in the Son but will be withheld from all those who reject him (3:36). This means escape from condemnation on judgment day and in the age to come. In the present it means a crossing over “from death to life” (5:24). Eternal life is available through study of the Scriptures as they relate to Jesus Christ (5:39).
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
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