Organization, Combination, and Cooperation (God )
Previously in Organization, Combination, and Cooperation (Salvation)
we continued our trip on the road to remembrance. And on that stretch of the journey, we recalled two additional pieces of forgotten information. First, through the examination of the definition of Salvation, we are led to remember that the Bible is not written for those who are no longer physically existent. Instead, it is written to guide and preserve the Living Man. Therefore, the Salvation which the Scriptures instructs the Believer about, is not an occurrence which happens after the death of the material body. Secondly, we are reminded that the attainment of Salvation is not an individual endeavor. Rather, it is a state of being, which must be reached through the mutual cooperation and participation of God, Messias, and Man. Without the input of God and Messias, Man cannot obtain it. And without the presence of Man, there is no one to give it to. Therefore, only through the coordinated effort of all three, is Salvation achieved. As we continue today, what Believers must now Start to recall, is the function of the first participant in this process.
What all must Start to remember, is the fact that God is the first and essential or integral part of all Salvation. There can be no type of Salvation without his input. He is the underlying base or support on which all that is seen is built. One may try, but there is no escaping this reality. He is the architect, creator, and the Supreme or Ultimate reality of this universe. And while in this position he has created this high stakes game of life. And those who are sensible are aware of the fact that, where there is a game; then, there must also be rules and regulations which One must follow. Therefore, along with life, God has created all of the universal rules and laws which govern existence.
Now, in the process which leads to Salvation God has two functions. First, since he is the author and the source of reality and all of it's universal rules and laws, it is only natural that the first of his functions would lie in the field of instruction and guidance. Who better to ask for the instructions of a high stakes game then the One who has created it. So, God's first function is to give instruction and guidance to all who enter into the arena of life. These instructions which are given are twofold: The first part of these directions covers the universal rules and laws which govern this world. These universal rules and laws include all scientific laws, civil laws, international laws, natural laws, etc
For example; The law of gravity governs all life on the earth. It states: Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force that is directly proportional to the product of the masses of the particles and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. Therefore, because of this attraction, if an individual will jump from an extremely high altitude without any device to prevent that decent, he or she will hit the ground at a high rate of speed. And in committing this act, that person will in all eventuality perish. Now, those who first entered into this life were not aware of this fact. But God through experience taught them about this law, which is very important aspect of reality. He also taught them that gravity is not particular. It does not apply to some and exclude others.
Another very important law which God has taught those who enter this reality, is the law of sustenance. If any people are without the essentials of food and water for a prolonged period of time, they will die. In this reality, an adequate amount of food and water must be consumed periodically to sustain the body and mind. Hunger does not discriminate; instead, it is an equal opportunity tormentor. Therefore, those who wish to continue to exist in this life for an extended period of time, must eat and drink material food and water. Overall, those who wish to play for long in this game, must quickly become aware of God's universal rules and laws.
The second part of these instructions which God gives, directs One on how they may recognise and manage the various trials, pitfalls, and obstacles which will inevitably occur as life revolves. These various trials, pitfalls, and obstacles include: wars, famines, deceptions, diseases, temptations, etc
If One will recall, in Alteration and Civilisation
, we learned that a fundamental fact about this universe, is that time is cyclical. And due to its cyclicality, there is no new thing under the sun. Therefore, all the trials, pitfalls, obstacles and possible outcomes of this reality are familiar. And if familiar, when they appear, they are recognizable. And if they are recognizable, then they can be avoided. And during the times when they are unavoidable, these situations may be prevented from succeeding. An example of this fact is seen in the story of Noah. God instructs and gives Noah guidance in regards to that coming Judgement. To prevent Noah's destruction, God gives him directions in regards to how he should prepare his ark. . And by following these directions, Noah and his family are saved. So, if an individual wants to obtain Salvation, they must learn how to recognize and manage these situations. And in order to do this, they must receive instructions and guidance from the One who has seen these various situations from the Start.
Now, in this reality, God transmits his guidance and instructions in four ways: First, it may be handed down through tradition. By word of mouth or through example, those who are entering the arena may receive guidance and instructions from those who are about to complete their course. Secondly, it may be transmitted literarily. Through the various writings or scriptures, which have been compiled throughout the ages, One may discover these instructions. Thirdly, if One is aware, these instructions may be found written in the surrounding world. And finally, these instructions may be found written in Ones nature. For example; An obstetrician is able to recognise the various situations which may lead to death during a pregnancy. And because of this recognition he is able to react and adjust accordingly when these problems arise. This is because, of the those transmissions. First, over the years he will study the literary instructions or manuscripts which were left by those obstetricians who came before him. Secondly, during his training he received various lectures and tips from those seasoned veterans who were about to finish their course. Thirdly, if he is aware, he will continue to experience and learn more information while functioning in his environment. Finally, through all of these transmissions, he eventually learns how to avoid or manage those dangerous situations which generally occur during a pregnancy.
As part of his authorial position, God's final function lies in the field of generation. He is the One who generates the results or products of all the ongoing physical expressions which occur in reality. This means that he brings into existence the consequences or conclusions of all actions or deeds which originate from the totality of real things and events. This is why in the Scripture in Galatians 6:7
Believers are told, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
" God is the Body or ground on which everything rests; therefore, there is no way of escaping interaction. When an action is initiated in this universe, One is basically implanting into tissue that is on a Living Body. And when that implantation is completed, that Body will immediately begin a calculation. This calculation will be made by multiplying that expression with all other elements which are gathered from the environment. Those other elements will include two things: First, they will include previous expressions. These expressions which are present, may be inconspicuous to a casual observer. These are those old actions or deeds, which may have left an indelible mark on the psychology of that environment. Secondly, they will include expressions which are located in a different region of the Body. As a living Body the universe is One tissue; therefore, what is done in one part of the universe, will have an affect or influence on what is accomplished in another region. If one area is sick and diseased, then that sickness will spread until it infects the whole universe.
Finally, after the completion of that calculation, God will Begin to generate a result. At the Finish of this generation, there will appear, a completed product for all in the universe to see. So, during the End, in respects to the Salvation of Believers, God generates an environment which is based on multiplying their physical expressions and the other elements in their universe. After this multiplication is completed, God will generate a state of Salvation. This environment will be: delivered from the power and effects of sin, liberated, from ignorance or illusion, delivered from danger or difficulty, and preserved from destruction or failure.
"By Looking and Living in Reality, One will find God
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Psalms 48:14 For this God [is] our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide [even] unto death.
Exodus 15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people [which] thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided [them] in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.