Definitively, as an object in reality who we really are is how we behave and conduct ourselves as these are our functional expression in reality and our most significant effect on reality (all the other objects of reality that we can affect, including through all the progressive, cumulative and compounding resulting effects). What we really are definitively is especially evident, fully exposed, when we have the impunity (not constrained by considerations of any undesirable effect to or on us and our objectives) to act according to our true and real (as opposed to a pretend or constrained) self impetus, motivations and abilities. This is the one most compelling proof that of humankind, every single one without exception is evil as also the Scriptures explicitly testified because in some situations andor circumstances all will resort to doing evil to achieve the desired intended objectives. To the extent of how well and thoroughly anyone will know how you will behave in everyall situations that you will encounter in your life is actually the extend of how well they really know you. And no, even if someone (or even everyone) can know you so totally and thoroughly, it does not and cannot invalidate nor nullify you as a freewill intelligent personage to make you into nothing more than a robot.
For the discussion on reality please read the three installments discussion, ‘The Issues Of Reality’, on what reality (i.e. the CREATOR GOD, ourselves as freewill intelligent personage and the creation both the physical universe and the Spirit dominion or realm) actually is, both that which can be perceived and that which can be understood. For the discussion on freewill and intelligence please look out for the post, ‘Intelligence And Knowledge, The Fundamentals Of Freewill’.
Among my own family, only my daughter and ex wife actually knew that I am a Christian and not a member believer subscriber of the Christmas religion. But then even they didn't (and still don't) really know what exactly is meant by the fact that I am a Christian despite both having attended Sabbath services and the annual Feasts with me throughout the period before they went their separate ways.
Similarly the tens of thousands of true Christians of today, all Christians through the mandated baptisms which were then followed by them partaking (to honor and to keep on performing the commemoration) of the Everlasting Covenant, near all them have no idea why exactly they are true Christians, what exactly make them true Christians except that they honor (though not necessarily obey and perform) with their mouths (Matthew 15:8) the Ten Commandments, the Saturday Sabbath including keeping the Passover (which many even referring to the Passover as the Lord's Supper or Communion obeying the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:20) as the supreme definer of their faith rather than LORD JESUS). Also (most but not all of them also attend) the Annual Feasts, which some do grudgingly (I was a witness to this for twenty years in the congregations of the Church of GOD) coming in late andor getting ready to leave even before the Feast is officially over (at sunset after the Last Great Day of the Feast), or both. These insincere liars, is it any wonder they understood nothing at all about The Everlasting Covenant which was clearly, plainly and explicitly recorded in numerous accounts (John 6:53 – 56; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Hebrews 8:7, 8, 13; 9:15; 12:24; Malachi 3:1) of the Scriptures, throughout all these years they have been Christians?
Even as I have spoken to some of the proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives among the Elect in these so called Churches of God on this Christian Covenant since this work began on Blogger in 2009 C.E., I have not yet seen any inclination in any of them to believe the truth testified to plainly, clearly and explicitly in the Christian Holy Scriptures. This of course to be expected because the clear and unmistakable testimony of the Scripture of Truth is that near all the Elect in the last days will be given over to idolatry, to the worship of men obeying them (rather than the truth communicated by the Scriptures) exactly as prophesied more than two thousand years ago (Ezekiel 6:4 – 5, 8 – 10, 8:12). The Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35).
The same holds true (i.e. throughout the period before this work began for those who would believe that which have been testified to here, disclosed and revealed in this work) with most to near all of the Elect of GOD today, they don't really know what exactly is meant when they think of themselves as Christian. Fact is even the Apostle Paul and Apostle Peter (including all the rest of the Apostles), they did not know what exactly is meant when they considered themselves to be Christian, the true faithful disciples and followers of LORD JESUS CHRIST. You can go and read the many so called Churches of God's publications and doctrines (especially all those that were published prior to the disclosures in this work) from as far back as there have been records on what all these Elect of GOD taught as doctrine on what is a (true) Christian and what it means to be converted. See if any of these even mentioned this most basic thing with regards to the Covenant with GOD and LORD JESUS, that they must enter into to both honor and perform.
Just honoring (i.e. claiming to obey and keep) the commandments of GOD summarized in the Ten Commandments is not enough to make a person into a true (as opposed to a false, self proclaimed) Christian. Anyone who wants to be a Christian has to take the mandated commanded path of firstly to seek out the Church of GOD so as to be baptized (as symbolic of their sincere repentance and commitment to believe in and to obey GOD) which is then followed immediately by the laying on of hands (as the New Covenant anointing to receive the HOLY SPIRIT) by those who already are Christians. Then they must begin to partake of the FLESH and BLOOD of the LAMB symbolized by the bread and wine of the annual Passover observation commemorated after sunset of the 14th day of Nisan (the first month of the Sacred Calendar). The Passover commemoration is definitive of their entering into the New Covenant to accept GOD as the GOD and FATHER and JESUS as their LORD (and yes, their REDEEMER, SAVIOR is included) and that they must beginning henceforth to keep the annual commemoration of the Passover (exactly as instituted, ordained and commandment on the exact Sacred Calendar date, time and in the exact commanded manner) as their continuing commitment to honor and keep their Covenant with GOD and LORD JESUS. And the failure to commemorate the Passover exactly as commanded amounts to, is definitive of and tantamount to them dishonoring to totally and completely break their Covenant (Hebrews 13:20; Isaiah 24:5) with GOD and LORD JESUS. Now how many true Christians from the time after the founding of the Church of GOD in 30 C.E. to today actually know all these?
Anyone can claimed to be a Christian, exactly as anyone can claimed to have followed all that is described above to become a Christian. But whether they are a Christian depends on whether they have actually really done the later: first in true sincere repentance seeking out the Church of GOD so as to be baptized and have hands laid on them, then to begin and to continue on to sincerely honor and keep the New Covenant mediated by JESUS and to sincerely honor and keep the commandments of GOD, all the commandments of GOD. Failure to perform the formal is the complete and total (meaning it is the voiding or nullification and termination factor of) breaking of their covenant with GOD (and LORD JESUS) while failure to do the later may not amount to completely breaking the New Covenant, it is still a breaking or transgressing of the requirement of the New Covenant.
Please read the discussion on ‘Christianity – Know The Basics’ in the post ‘Why Create Life Through The Process Of Evolution’ for the full discussion on what is and what constitutes true Christianity as per the testimony of the Scripture of Truth. If anyone dispute this let them also go check out the even more numerous doctrines, teaching, assertions, proclamations and declaration by the numerous adherents of the Christmas religion, all just a Google search away, on what the Christmas religion (many even quoting extensively from the Christian Bible) taught about what it means to say one is a Christian. How they all totally ignored the most crucial element which is of the need first to enter into, then to honor and keep the Everlasting Covenant mediated by JESUS CHRIST in HIS First Advent as the MESSENGER and MEDIATOR of The New Covenant.
The topic of this discussion was actually posed to me as a question by someone who have known me all my life but yet know me not at all. And this is not just from the contexts of what I believe in or how I will conduct myself in any given situation, but completely as to who I am actually, meaning I might has well have been a literal familiar stranger.
And that is the point, without knowing anything true that matters (1 Corinthians 7:19; 1 John 2:4; Matthew 5:19) about Christianity, how could you possibly know what these Scriptures actually teach about anything. And unlike the hidden nature (to other members of humankind not necessarily to the Spirit Angelic realm) of a person's mind, the Christian Holy Scriptures has been fully and complete available (from when the internet became widely available and especially since broadband internet mobile telephony exploded onto this world) to the greater majority of humankind in numerous versions and languages and exhaustively mapped word for word to the original texts. As such almost anyone among these people living in this age of knowledge technology, who really wants to learn or find out what the Scripture of Truth taught and commanded can do so if they are truly really sincere, being truly (as opposed to in ego mega supergorging lust in great pompous lying pretense pretended to be) meek, humble and contrite. Therefore technically, no one today in 2016 C.E. who really want to learn these truths (about what these Scriptures taught or communicated) should be in dark about everything and anything that the Scriptures communicated unless they deliberately want to be and chose to be.
Of course all those who are the regular readers and followers of this work would (or should anyway) know that there always is a point to everything written in this work just as there have always been a point (i.e. a purpose) to everything recorded in the Scripture of Truth.
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