Atomic Jesus Supernaturalist
Warning and Hope
God-man Christ described Satan this way: "He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there was no truth in him..."
That description was given to the religious and political leaders of old Jerusalem during the days when God Himself walked the earth as a man. The G-d- man's name was (and is) Jesus: Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus was turning up the spiritual heat in this old world and the Pharisees were doing a slow burn. The trouble-maker from Nazareth was turning religion upside down. Jesus was turning ordinary people away from humanistic religion. Jesus of Nazareth was doing things and saying things that caused people to doubt the authority of the Pharisees.
The facts of being a human being are entirely spiritual in character. Understanding of this simple (but profound) fact is clouded by the intricate complexity of the physical cosmos. Human flesh and the living Soul quickening that flesh are a paradoxical singularity of spiritual being. The living Soul and the decaying flesh are both spiritual in origin. God Himself created both the flesh and the Soul. This present generation of flesh is Cursed with Death. The Soul's final destiny remains in suspense. Flesh is visible to the naked eye. The Soul is absolutely invisible and immeasurable by any device of human invention. Some people say the Soul and the God who created both the flesh and the Soul do not exist. The realm of human flesh is filled with subtle deceptions.
The paradoxical character of being a human being is evidenced by the presence of supernatural powers: love : hate, hope : despair, compassion : cruelty, good : evil, courage : cowardice. The list of paradoxically opposed powers in the Earth-cosmos is long and mysterious. It is not easy for a Soul-in-flesh to understand the presence of these forces. Defining the supernatural character of ordinary experience as "natural" darkens the vision of many a Soul who might otherwise see things as they are: a precisely balanced cosmos of absolute opposition. Spirit vs. Flesh, Light vs. Darkness, Heat vs. Cold, Up vs. Down, In vs. Out. The list of opposing forces in this old world is endless.
To many a Soul's mortal eyes now blinded by religion, technology, and science, existence in human flesh appears to be an infinitely complex experience existing within an even larger and more complex experience that men call "the universe."
Beginning with a blood-spattered bit of infant human flesh in the wilderness (Ezekiel 16) God Himself began revealing Himself to the present generation of humanity on planet Earth. God's Revelation of Himself to the people of Earth is summed up in His Christ-manifestation a.k.a. Jesus of Nazareth. The Manifestation of the Christ-man Himself began in the womb of a human female and is presently Extant "not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts."
No reasonable person would deny the intricate complexities of the atomic cosmos. Many "reasonable" people deny the simple fact that God Himself created these intricacies for His Purposes and His Pleasure. The earthy confusion of humanistic morality and ethical behaviour questions the existence of God Himself. In God's Eternal Kingdom there is no question of God's Being or God's Purposes. All questions of God are of the man-kind and it's the man-kind asking all the questions.
"Forever LORD, your Word is settled in heaven. The Word was made flesh and dwelled among us and we beheld His glory."
The elegant simplicity of Christ-man Jesus, i.e. God Incarnate, seems to be beyond the comprehension of some people. Precisely who these people are and precisely why they deny (and even despise) the simple elegance of The Christ Manifestation is known to God Alone. But their progenitor is Satan and the final description of Satan's essential character has been on the books for 2000 years: "He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him."
Beginning to understand the absolute opposition that God allows Satan to mount against the enlightenment and salvation of the living Soul is, in fact, the beginning of understanding. Read the twenty-eighth chapter of Job. Job's book the oldest book in the Bible. Chapter twenty-eight describes the tough life of a questioning Soul's experience of living in flesh on planet Earth. But tough as it is, the Soul-on-Earth has a choice. Even 'waaaaaaaay back then the choice was clear and simply put. That same ancient choice is available to the discerning Soul now. Understanding begins with a choice.
This page was created on September 5th 2003