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Nature of Human Love

2016-05_rippling-waters-1370993To understand human love we must understand humans. The religious among us would argue that unless you know God you do not understand love, because love comes from God. The religious also believe Atheist are incapable of loving and acting morally but only understand the basic human need to preserve the human species. Again, many of religious people hold beliefs that God is the source of true morality and humans in their fallen condition are in capable of love and only act to escape feelings of loneliness.

To date our many human sub cultures have proven that love is easily extended people within their cultures and is withheld from people foreign to their culture.  These cultures have demonstrated that fear of outsiders is common among all cultures. Cultures with homogeneous communities display natural tendencies toward internal cooperation. Only during times when cultures share a mutual threat does cross cultural cooperation take place.

For this discussion, let us define love as the removal of separation between humans. We must also recognize that cultural identity is one of the main forces that justify the need for separation. With our world population nearing 7.5 billion people, human subcultural definitions are constantly shifting. Communications technology and transportation are just two major factors that redefine culture in today’s human experience. Probably the biggest threat to any culture is the loose of its identity.

The main reason love is more easily given to those internal to the culture has more to do with the preservation of that culture. In order to maintain a strong cultural identity there must be a balance between internal and external influences. That is why political-correctness and immigration are such flash point issues in modern culture. All healthy cultures will have forces that want to maintain the status quo and resists internal redefinition’s and the external influences from other cultures.

It has always been the tactic within human subcultures to use fear of death or the loss of identity to motivate the members within to resist change. And if you hold to the notion that true love comes from without you can see the apparent conflict between the forces of love and fear. However, there is always forces of those from within that choose to love the “others” on the outside. Sometimes they are known as sympathizers and sometimes they are called traitors.

Revelation 5:9-10 (NLT)  And they all sang a new song to the Lamb: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were killed, and with the blood of your death you bought people for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation. 10 You made them to be a kingdom of priests for our God, and they will rule on the earth.”

Originally, human culture extended from family relationship and birth was the entry point for most cultures.  On that rare occasion when people married outside of their culture was there a provision made to change cultures. Ultimately, when human evolution has completed its path, there will be one culture with equity and love for each individual.

After Adam and Eve, human history records the results of separated subcultural identity. Today each human individual see themselves as separate, almost a cultural island of their own making. If humanity has an evolution goal for unity between all, it is a concept far removed from the mindset most. Today however we do see the emergence of concepts such as the global citizen, but is this a true form of love?

There are two questions arising before us. The first asks, is human experience on the path to arriving at a single culture with equality for all as it relates to love? The second question ask will this love be a natural expression from within the individuals of humanity or will it be an external moral code that goes against our human nature but one that is adopted because it is the most efficient way to live and survive? Is love a product of nature or nurture?

If enough members of the human culture begin to live in the identity that they we are children of God and that they have inherited God’s loved as individuals and understand God loved all His children equally, then there will be hope for the human culture. If each human could know God’s love and entertain internally His presence of peace, then the external voices that declare fear, doubt, and lack would find limited space in the hearts of the daughters and sons of God.

Inherited by each human at a level beyond our basic understanding of DNA is the capability to exist as loving entities. Today, all the human subcultures nurture fear of other cultures and view them as a threat to their existence. As cultures grow large, they bring an appearance of stability but the cost is always at the expense of the “others”. As the “others” grow, they are forced to retaliate for their survival. If one culture is intolerant and unwilling to embrace external cultures and if the “other” culture is unwilling to compromise and merge itself into the other culture then survival dictates that only one culture can survive or the two cultures remain as enemies in a state of perpetual war.

Genesis 2:24 (NKJV) Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

As an example of what is possible, take two family photos at or before a wedding of the immediate and extended family the two individuals getting married. Then look at a photo of that family four generations later you would see because of love the two have removed separation and become one.

At the core of our being is the true nature of who we are. God’s sending of Jesus in flesh to earth awakens the reality of a truth that God’s DNA is infused into every human. Jesus is a human who many recognize that He is both a son of man and a son of God. He is considered the first-fruit because what is true for the nature of Jesus is also true for us. Jesus is an example of what is possible when we ignore fearful tendencies and focus on the love (God) that dwells within us. Below is a list of what Jesus says is at the core of our being.

Attitudes of being human (Matthew 5:3-10)

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit
  • Blessed are the meek
  • Blessed are they who mourn
  • Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice
  • Blessed are the merciful
  • Blessed are the clean of heart
  • Blessed are the peacemakers
  • Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake

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Christianity 3.0 – New Evidence Emerging

2013-04-22_349395_3394What does it mean to be human? In theory the Disciples of Jesus answered that question the moment they choose to become Disciples. At that moment of decision, the journey of personal transformation to become fully human was in process for them. Christianity was established by God as the organization to help people make the free will decision to become disciples of Jesus. In most cases this is the stated goal of every local church group but as we analyze the effort of theses local church groups there appears to be a disconnect from that main mission.

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…

Luke 6:40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.

The question is, that after over 2000 years of Christianity has the average person who calls themselves a Christian been fully trained or transformed and are they any closer to being what it means to be fully human as exemplified by Jesus than humans of Jesus generation?  If that is the goal of Christianity then what needs to change to accomplish this goal?

Prior to Jesus the Christ, Old Testament Judaism created the expectation of a savior for humankind that would bring freedom from the materialistic bondage in this earthly realm. As I continue my oversimplification, Peter soon after the resurrection of Jesus established the Church in Jerusalem putting the first humans on the path of transformation, let’s call this Christianity 1.0.  However in 1517 Martin Luther initiated a protest that was aimed to reform this first version of Christianity to move the church from a system of indulgences to one of faith as the new foundation of Christianity. Let us call this Christianity 2.0.  

Now at the turn of this millennium (2000 AD) there is another protest coming out of this post-modern culture that answers “no” with respect to the question have we been transformed as humans and are we more fully human when compared to our human ancestors of Jesus time.   Therefore what I sense emerging from Christianity’s many sectors and denominations is what I call Christianity 3.0.

From my point of view of what may emerge as the newest tenants of Christianity will include 1) the removal of the religious hierarchical structure thus empowering and elevating all individual believers to a place of equality and 2) there will become a new awareness and focus on the spiritual (mystical, divine) primary, vertical relationship between God and each disciple of Jesus and 3) the development of a practical biblical love based relationship between each disciple and the rest of humankind as sisters and brothers.

Christianity 1.0 and 2.0 will remain vibrant and will naturally undergo transformation as it relates to its newest sibling Christianity 3.0. As this new move of God grows and emerges many invested in the current status quo may allow their hearts to become hard toward God and become resistant to the birth of a new movement and miss the true desire of their heart. Revolutionary transition is never easy but there is already a whole generation of 2.0 Christians that felt alienated for a while are ready to embrace the changes in Christianity.

So if the lack of hierarchy and the development of spiritual and loving relationships become a new trend, how will the transition play out? Already new styles of worship services and new types of gathering styles have been developed and are being tried. Meeting that are more community oriented and less big groups following one person will user in new styles of leadership. In fact many of the 1.0 and 2.0 seminaries have begun offering courses to students as they explore this new movement. There is also a trend of very successful ministry leaders taking sabbatical to hear from God and get a handle on growing movement.

If there is one lessons to be learned from the Christianity 2.0 transition, it is that 500 years from now what will Christianity 4.0 want to reform about this move?  The pioneers and forerunners of this move are reviewing and again experimenting with old traditions of the early and middle age church hoping to uncover some lost jewels that may be relevant to the disciples of the 21st  century.  So what we are carrying forward  are those traditions that are biblically mandated and those that are producing good fruit. Christianity 3.0 must ask itself, if the disciples of this move fail to produce disciples that measure up to the image of Christ what will the next generation change and can those changes be made now?

As we look back over the previous versions we have a lot to be proud of. At least we were given a faith and a hope. However as we develop new styles and practices we must ensure that our communities stay focused to make sure we keep to the mission? Individually as disciples we must take responsibility of our personal transformation and determine if change is happening as efficient as it can go. We must question as to whether we yielding to the Spirit of God and allowing ourselves to be changed. We must ask the hard questions as to whether we personally are more like Christ than humankind was at the time of Jesus or have we retreated to just  keeping our religious traditions.

Some would argue that if we could get back to where the early church was this generation would be doing great. But we all must ask why and how did we lose what they had? Disciples believe they can do what their rabbi does. More important if a rabbi selects a disciple to be a follower, it is because the rabbi believes the disciple can become like the rabbi. No disciple wants a bad rabbi and rabbi chooses a bad disciple.

So I believe God’s faith in us is the driver of this reform in Christianity once again. God has made a way for each of  us to be one with Him and that is the hope and faith we share as humans and Disciples of Jesus.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Made in the KoG

Evidence is simply the proof of fact. The specific evidence we are discussing is that which concerns the invisible realm. Jesus Christ identified it as the Kingdom within. As sons and daughters of Adam we all live in this 3-dimensional materialistic world and with the use of our 5 senses we observe material objects and the relationships of those objects which includes our own human body. At the birth of Adam God breathed His Spirit into mankind, making him /her capable of experiencing the spiritual world and thus man and women became living souls with flesh and spirit having the ability to observe and interact within both the material and spiritual worlds.

 Today most people have lost their awareness of the spiritual realm. Humans are born and trained to rely only their senses that observe only this materialistic world. In Christian religious thought and through a process known as the new birth, people can become awakened again and become aware of the spiritual world also known as the Kingdom of God. Sadly today most of Christian religious participation places much of its biblical focus and understanding only on how our new relationship affects the things of this material world. Furthermore if there is an examination of biblical references to the spiritual realm it is traditionally interpreted to deal with our relationship after death of the human body. In other words as long as we have a material body, biblical references to spiritual laws will apply after we get new spiritual bodies.

 Where religion falls short in its exploration the of man’s spiritual conscious, man outside of religion will use it imagination and invent a life free from the constraints of the material world. Today’s media artist create factious characters with abilities to see the dead, experience freedom from death and use heighten brain function that provide the recall of memories, and increased wisdom. The phenomena of vampires, math geniuses, and people with super social and psychic capabilities are very popular today.

 But to most people they have no idea that this is the very mission of God or heavenly Father. The bible speaks to Adam as the prototype and also speaks of Jesus as being (excuse my humor) Adam version 2.0 or the last Adam.  Evidence of the Spirit made flesh is the focus of this blog. Encouraging each other to become more like Christ and having the mind of Christ will be this blogs legacy. That is having a spiritual consciousness and an understanding that we need and can make known the things of God. Because God is Spirit and no human eyes can see the image of God. However Jesus was famous for saying “if you see me then you see the Father”.

 Genesis 1:26-27 (New King James Version)   Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 So as we explore the testimony of Jesus and gather our personal evidence it is all about making conscience the spiritual realm or the KoG. It is easy to gather evidence concerning the operation of laws in the material world. So unless we become aware of the spiritual realm and train our spiritual senses to observe this invisible Kingdom we will remain blind to the fact. So the reason for this blog is simply to awaken those that are blind and to share with those that are already awake on how to gather evidence for the purpose of awakening others. It is my hope that this will be a conversation because I realize I am on a journey like others and I have a lot to learn. Needless to say that there is still within me the need for a greater awakening.

Please comment or submit evidence:

  1. As to when you became awake to the spiritual realities.
  2. Who was the last person you helped to awaken.

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