A new ConservativeProactiveDoers body (named Coprodo) that fully complies with all that scripture teaches, modernised and minus controversial unbiblical baggage.
If struggling with the position that we keep God/Jesus commandments, then reading The Great Gospel Deception by D Servant chapter 5 'The Antinomian "Christian"' offers to clear up the confusion. The easy way to remember it is that, authentic faith is the root and biblically consistent works are the fruit. Like the parable of the Talents, our authentic faith is discerned by the fruit we bear, as we're to be fruit inspectors. Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments 1 John 2:3-4. As contrasted with Laodicean believers.
Gal 5:13-14 'For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."'
We like to select appealing verses while minimizing momentarily challenging verses, but only if we consider "the whole counsel of God" can we avoid gambling with eternal life. For example, highlighting some comments from Afterlife.html, and CulturalChristians.html, we remind ourselves that the great commission says to Mat 28:20 "teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you", and the teaching of the Apostles too, rather than pursuing lawlessness.
Mat 5:19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. Acts 5:32 "And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him." Such obedience is progressively learnt, until it becomes second nature.
Instructions on the way we ought to live sound like drudgery when our heart isn't in it, as rules/instructions without a relationship often lead to rebellion or rote learned religiosity (going through the motions, rather than circumcision of the heart, ie when our heart isn't in it). It makes all the difference when our hearts are motivated by a labour of love - Hebrews 6:10.
When we study and learn to appreciate the noble and majestic facets of God's ways and nature then His love for humanity enlightens our souls. As the creator of all beauty in the world, as seen in our scientific appreciation of that, we have tangible examples of God's will for beauty in our lives too; for noble standards of behaviour, that recognize God endowed purpose or function. We oughtn't to assume that Jesus didn't care about the 10 commandments, or Christ's Law of love (1 Cor 9:21, Gal 6:2, Jam 2:8), for God and our neighbours. As works that bear 'fruit' they demonstrate authentic faith as the 'root'. The example of the fig tree, and parable of the Talents, show us all that faith without works is dead, though when we have authentic faith, works are the fruit of that root. And when we're innocent as little children, then Jesus yoke is light. The 'fruit' of God's Holy Spirit is Gal 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." Eph 5:9 "for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth." Laodicean lawlessness isn't part of that 'fruit', again, we're reminded to seek "the whole counsel of God". Further details are in LawAndGrace.html. And when we're innocent as little children, then Jesus yoke is light.
2Pet 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
2Pet 1:6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
2Pet 1:7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
2Pet 1:8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If somehow this movement rings true, in it's entirety, to sponsors, then funding will enable quick development and hiring staff. To be worthy of God's blessing, we strive for thoroughly biblical practices or way of life. Disobedience of different degrees has limited the Holy Spirit in our nations, so that authentic revival seems impossible, until things are sorted out in a thorough manner. While we dismiss that reality check, other belief systems are prevailing, in multicultural societies.
As an engineer, i cherry pick the best of Christian teaching, thought to optimize fruitfulness through orthodoxy, and deemphasize highly controversial aspects that aren't essential to the Christian way of life.
That's not necessarily saying deemphasized topics don't have a suggested contribution, but to build on the rock rather than on the sand of disputed or controversial scholarship. If we aspire to lead internationally in our scientific society we are required to emulate the rigor of modern cultures, not dealing in half truths, however unintentional. Sloppy scholarship is a recipe for crisis of confidence and counterfeit pet theories, not untypical of what cause youth to abandon church once they go to university. Discussion documents are alright, no one has all the insights, but where there's rigor available, discussion ought to address it's pros and cons in a well reasoned thorough and logical, point for point manner, and ebook, that reduces susceptibility to half truths, in the international community. Such an effort can require input from special interest folks or forums, to manage unknowns and the work.
If we want to find treasure buried in a field, if we want to find the words of life we need to begin practicing the works of life -- defined by and along with Christian faith in Jesus; expounded on at coprodo.org
God of Nations at thy feet, In the bonds of love we meet, hear our voices we entreat, God defend our free land.
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Designs in Nature : "Would you say that these millions of exquisite designs, far exceeding in beauty and workmanship anything produced by man, are the result of mere chance ?"
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It needs to be mentioned that with so much emphasis on biblical theology or theory that we can overlook God's mercy. I don't adjudicate on issues that may or not fall into this category but prayerfully defer to God & Jesus.
The Great Gospel Deception by D. Servant
Apparently God requiring humanity to work for a living, while seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and "all these things will be added unto you"/us, is resolved with some type of asceticism / austerity DS describes. He later explains it, Jesus concluded: "So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions" Luke 14:33 . "In order to be Jesus' disciple, we must relinquish ownership of all our possessions to His control. We become stewards of what is now His, and our material wealth will be used for His purposes. Otherwise we are not His disciples." Kindle Loc 1163. This isn't communism though, as it isn't State control, but a transformed view of how we conduct our affairs in light of Jesus' teaching. Again, we become faithful stewards, holding those things lightly until God requires them of us, and not indulging in the practice of self serving purchases that don't predominantly build God's influence.
To improve on the somewhat adhoc nature of stewardship we might adopt the Levite modus operandi for property ownership, primarily using church Trust/s to manage lease housing for those fulfilling the great commission -- similar to real estate companies that manage rental properties, purchased as a rent/lease to own -- but eventually owned by the Trust/s. With 3D printed housing it's no longer prohibitive to build new houses at a budget price -