"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly host praising GOD, and saying, "Glory to GOD in The Highest, and ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN!" (Luke 2:13-14)
Yet the worldly and/or religious souls rejected, and yet reject "The GOOD WILL" of Our FATHER and GOD! HE WHO "gave HIS Only Begotten Son" so that "the world thru Him might be saved"! For they crucified The Messiah, "The Prince of Peace"! And they evermore seek to pervert and deny that which is of "The Word of TRUTH"(which they call their "bible"), for such reveals both The Life example and The Teachings which The Messiah received from Our FATHER and GOD! (John 3:16-17, Isaiah 9:6, II Corinthians 6:7, James 1:18, John 5:19,30, 8:28-29, 20:17) **and it is needful to REALize that "everlasting father" should be translated as Father of Eternity(Eternal Life, The Firstborn from the dead) in Isaiah 9:6**
Yet Thankfully! "Our FATHER and GOD, HE raised The Messiah from among the dead", and then The Messiah "ascended into Heaven" where He took His rightful place at the right hand of "Our FATHER and GOD"! (Acts 13:30, Romans 4:24, Ephesians 4:10, Colossians 3:1, John 20:17)
Yes! "The Prince of Peace" was crucified and died, yet "Our FATHER and GOD raised Him from among the dead", and "The Messiah was taken up in the clouds" and returned to His Heavenly abode! (Isaiah 9:6, Romans 6:4, I Peter 1:21, Acts 1:6-11)
"PEACE IN HEAVEN, and Glory in The Highest!" (Luke 19:38b)
So it is, the brethren of The Messiah have "set their affections on things above", Heavenly things! No longer do we have our portion with those "whose end is destruction because god is their belly; and whose glory is in their shame, because they mind earthly, worldly things"....... (Colossians 3:2, Philippians 3:19)
Yet the worldly and/or religious(except it be The Active Faith of James 1:27) souls continue to wage spiritual warfare against "The Prince of Peace" and Our FATHER(CREATOR) and GOD(SPIRIT)! And they continually wage fleshly warfare as well, for they choose to follow "the father of lies" on that "broad way to destruction" and perdition! (John 8:44, Matthew 7:13)
Sadly, TRUTH IS! "History has revealed, and continues to reveal, that multiplied BILLIONS have been killed or enslaved (in physical chains at times, yet primarily in the chains of strong delusion that are the commandments and doctrines of men) in the name of the god(s) of this, or that religion"!
Proving the fruit of death and enslavement are bore of religion's way,
for life is but a pawn in the wicked game they play!
And YES! atheism is a religion as well, for atheists 'see' their version of a self ("I", id, ego, pride) serving god each and every time they view their reflected "image"!
Yet because of pagan catholicism and her harlot christian daughters "The Way of TRUTH is evil spoken"....... (II Peter 2:1-3) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/03/because-of-pagan-catholicism-and-her.html
"Come out from among them and be separate!" (II Corinthians 6:17)
For TRUTH IS! There IS Only One "Pure Religion and Undefiled"!
(The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)
"A Household of Faith" indeed and TRUTH! (Galatians 6:10, Ephesians 2:19)
"The Family of Our FATHER and GOD" both "in Heaven and ON EARTH"! (Ephesians 3:15)
Simply, ALL other religion IS "IMPURE and DEFILED"!
Sadly, that which is of this evil world and/or religion's way in this day and age,
has most certainly had, and yet has it's way with the multitudes.......
"Come out of her(babel/'con'fusion/babylon\world\religion), MY people"! (Revelations 18:4)
Yet Thankfully, while breath(Spirit, air) is....... Hope IS!
Hope IS there would be those souls who would seek to be "set free" from the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (John 8:32-36)
For those who are set Free, Free indeed, will receive "the Peace that surpasses all understanding"! For they will have REALized that they have their portion !NOW! with The Messiah in "The Family of Our FATHER(CREATOR) and GOD(SPIRIT)", "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named"! (Philippians 4:7, John 8:32-36, Ephesians 3:15)
And so it is those "Set Free", "Born Again son's(naturally male or 'fe'male) of GOD" choose to remain but "aliens and pilgrims" while on the earth, for we have REALized that our "citizenship (Life) IS !NOW! in Heaven", and that soon, and very soon we will be taken Home, Home at last! (I Peter 1:23, Hebrews 11:13, I John 3:1-2, Philippians 3:20, I Peter 2:11, John 14:1-3) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html
We REALize evermore how "poor and in need" of "Our FATHER(CREATOR) and GOD(SPIRIT)" we Truly are, and so it is we "cry unto HIM day and night"....... (Psalms 70:5; 72:13, John 20:17, Luke 18:7)
Sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the disease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)