Today, death, judgment, justice, and divine law are considered. The establishment of lasting divine justice requires attention to sacred principles, and multiple subtleties (i.e., barely visible differences; hidden shifts in meaning and value) along with deeds and events that have been fully witnessed only by GOD. Through the judgment of GOD against Adam and Eve, the living all come under a “divine sentence of death.” Humans are released from sin where they complete and fulfill the natural condition of mortality. Even so, the consequences from sin include final judgment, and the operations of a person’s sin may continue indefinitely long after the death of the sinner. The second death is the divine penalty imposed against the spiritual conditions of corruption, lawlessness, sin, and wickedness. Through use of the Lake of Fire the fullness of divine wrath against iniquity and unrepentant sinners will be completely revealed; and the influence and operations of sin will be concluded and ended forever. Presently, imposing death and killing an offender often does reestablish and maintain balance, eternal purpose and divine order, yet, many of the aspects of justice are not visibly addressed. Included are the provision of atonement, divine love, healing, repayment, and restitution. One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers (India)” who uses the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:
Why is it wrong to kill someone if they violate god's commadnments?
THE GOLDEN ARROW: For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. (Romans 7: 5-6, King James Version, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Carrying Out Divine Law? (03/20/2017); Temporal and Eternal Judgment (02/15/2017); Cast the First Stone? (01/12/2017); About Revelation not Punishment? (11/25/2016); Having Not The Law? (10/06/2016); Law, Vengeance, and Punishment? (09/30/2016); Sacred Operations To Give Life? (06/29/2016); The Death Penalty? (10/08/2015); Justice Not Revenge? (01/15/2015)
“Anonymous”, the revealed objective of GOD is eternal life. Thus, many mature Christian believers now understand that death/sleep came into existence as a tool to be used by GOD in Creation, and its purpose was to allow additions and corrections to be made where GOD would either approve as consistent with the divine impulse, or be displeased with the form, nature, substance and overall spirit-makeup of what might be put forth. Before the “fall” of Adam and any transgression of divine law (we say, sin), death was proclaimed as a “sanction” in the law (i.e., a statement of consequences and effects that would result by obedience and disobedience). Capital punish, execution for sinners, and killing offenders are contrary to the eternal purposes of GOD. However, corruption and sin are without logic or reason; promote non-existence and self-destruction; and oppose the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the entire universe. In addition to death/sleep as mortality and a natural condition, the second death is now to be applied (we say, annihilation, elimination, total destruction) to permanently remove those who no longer display aspects of spirit that will respond to divine will.
In the same way death existed as a divine possibility before there were operations of “sin”, judgment appeared as a process displaying aspects of the divine makeup wherein sacred law (called, “the express will of GOD”) serves as a reliable, unchanging standard to (1) assign duration (e.g., brief and temporal existence; mortality, immortality, transience) along with meaning, quality, and value; and to (2) resolve conflicts and settle disputes. Rightly understood, the law is eternal, immutable, incorruptible, and displays divine perfection.
There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example: Divine justice (we say, balance, equality, fairness) must characterize both the process and the outcomes of judgment. Thus, “let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” The law of GOD may shape and supply the content of awareness and mind within created beings and living creatures. Even so, the law itself does not serve as “self-will” or “will power” within the living that is necessary for them to carry out, fulfill, and perform all the divine intent and purpose stated by the law. Divine judgment becomes a further revelation of divinity wherein forgiveness, impartiality, and mercy are made visible as the righteousness of GOD.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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