Escaping Biblical Idolatry, Part 8

So, what does all of this mean?  And how does it liberate people from Biblical Addition?  Let’s look at the following and talk about what it all means.

In other words, because of Yeshua’s finished work, and because of His return out of the Holy of Holy above to take His holy Pure unspotted Bride, the world – yes, the world – has been reconciled to God.  That is why Paul wrote in 2nd Corinthians  5:18-19 

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Has sin been paid for in full?

It has.

Has alienated human beings been reconciled to God? We have.

Is there any need to try and replicate what the Apostles did in preparing the Bride for Christ to be taken?

None.

What governs people today?

The Spirit (if they let it)

What does the Spirit call all people to?

Faith and Love

What about the Bible?

Because we have taken the time to help liberate souls from what we call biblical addiction, perhaps another pass at explaining the value of the Bible while refusing to let it dominate us, put us back into bondage through letters or to try and judge others and how they live the faith, is necessary.

For starters, we NEVER would have understood all of these things if it wasn’t for decades of study of the Bible.  Let’s make this clear.  So study and learning the Bible is extremely beneficial for this reason alone.  But even more importantly, the principles of the Bible are incomprehens-ibly valuable to the searching soul, not in terms of how to do church but in terms of principles of faith and love that are understood by the Spirit.

As mentioned earlier, however, the Bible is not a books of musts – it never has been – it is a manual of maps where everyone journeys through reading the lyrics of God’s will and ways in the past while trying to hear the music.

To just read the lyrics – even in the original languages – will never bring the true importance of the principles unless one knows the love of God behind them.  That takes time but that is central to getting the most out of the Bible – how to understand God’s love for the world in and through the things we read.  This said, to take the Bible and its contents and to try and use them on others or ourselves as laws, musts, demands and to judge is as big of a fail as the Jews making the Law of Moses their God.  As Paul said, where the Spirit of Christ is there is Liberty.  And the only way for a human to truly experience genuine liberty is in and through agape love. This level of love is only possible when a complete victory has occurred on our behalf.  I say that because John says that when he wrote,

1st John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

For this reason, and many many more that are provable by the ancient text, all reasons for fearing have been put to death by Christ. 

The fear of death. Death has been overcome.

The fear of God. He has been reconciled.

The fear of hell. It has been cast into the lake of fire.

The fear of sin, not measuring up, failing – 

He loves you unconditionally.

So much so He gave us His Son, who did EVERYTHING that we could not!

Reading the scripture, then, in the proper context of audience, age, fulfillment and a non-material application can serve to enhance your understanding of all that God is and has done while affirming His glorious finished work on our behalf every minute of everyday.

Shawn McCraney
Shawn McCraney
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