Resolving the contradictions




On the previous webpage I showed three kinds of contradictions:

††††† 1)The big contradiction
††††††††††† between Judgment and Forgiveness:

†††††††††††††††††††††† Humbly doing good & not bad
†††††††††††††††††††††† causes
†††††††††††††††††††††† us to go to Heaven when we die.

††††††††††† contradicts:
†††††††††††††††††††††† Gratitude for our new eternal life
†††††††††††††††††††††† causes
†††††††††††††††††††††† us to humbly do good & not bad

††††† 2)The lesser contradiction
††††††††††† between Judgment and Forgiveness:

†††††††††††††††††††††† You must earn your way into Heaven, albeit humbly;
†††††††††††††††††††††† you can be of any religion or none.
††††††††††† contradicts:
††††††††††† ††††† ††††† What youíve done doesnít matter
†††††††††††††††††††††† but you must be a Christian.

††††† 3a) The contradiction within Judgment:

†††††††††††††††† ††††† Most people have done varying amounts
†††††††††††††††††††††† of both good and bad.

†††††††††††††††††††††† So Judgment,
†††††††††††††††††††††† God Judging us according to what we have done,
†††††††††††††††††††††† would be, for those not quite good enough,
†††††††††††††††††††††† too unjust for a just God to do.

†††††††††††††††††††††† So Judgment is impossible.

††††† 3b) The contradiction within Forgiveness:

††††† ††††† God will send, to Hell,
†††††††††††††††††††††† those whoíve simply never heard/read/seen
†††††††††††††††††††††† the gospel convincingly presented.

†††††††††††††††††††††† This would be too unjust for a just God to do.

†††††††††††††††††††††† So Forgiveness, too, is impossible.




The un-renewed mind sees these contradictions
as contradictions:

††††††††††† e.g. sees:
†††††††††††††††††††††† do good, & not bad, so you to go to Heaven
††††††††††† and:
†††††††††††††††††††††† do great bad, but later be sorry, so you go to Heaven
††††††††††† as:

†††††††††††††††††††††† contradictory, cannot both be true.

Butthe good heart/
spirit&renewed mindsee these contradictions
as not contradictions:

††††††††††† e.g. see:
††††††††††† ††††††††††† do good, & not bad, so you go to Heaven
††††††††††† and:
†††††††††††††††††††††† do great bad, but later be sorry, so you go to Heaven
††††††††††† as:

†††††††††††††††††††††† somehow, both true.


Hence many people
think, with their minds:

††††††††††† ďComparing those two people, in the news:
†††††††††††††††††††††† One committed an evil atrocity.
†††††††††††††††††††††† One risked their life to save others.
††††††††††† it must be true that God Judges people
††††††††††† for an eternity in Heaven or in Hell.Ē

yet see, with their hearts/

††††††††††† ďIf someone, whoís done wrong, comes to their senses
††††††††††† such that they:
†††††††††††††††††††††† turn themselves in
†††††††††††††††††††††† and obviously regret what theyíve done,
††††††††††† then it must be somehow possible
††††††††††† for God to let them into Heaven.Ē







Jesus spoke:
††††††††††† not to the mind
††††††††††† but through the mind, to the heart/




heart/spiritsoulmindJesusí spoken words



††††††††††† To the un-renewed mind
†††††††††††††††††††††† World makes sense to:†† mind†††††††††† not heart/
††††† Jesus makes sense to:†††† heart/spirit††† not mind.

††††††††††† To the renewed mind:
†††††††††††††††††††††† World
makes sense to:†† heart/spirit††† and mind.
†††††††††††††††††††††† Jesus makes
sense to:†††† heart/spirit††† and mind.








Jesusí crucifixion put us right with his Father:

†††††††††††††††††††††† Believing this
†††††††††††††††††††††† lets the Holy Spirit in
†††††††††††††††††††††† through the front door of your mind.

†††††††††††††††††††††† Renewing your thinking
†††††††††††††††††††††† to be like Jesusí thinking
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (stopping doing whatís wrong,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† doing whatís right,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† forgiving everyone,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† etc,)
†††††††††††††††††††††† lets the Holy Spirit in
†††††††††††††††††††††† to every room of your mind.






The gospel is the good news
Jesus was Punished in place of all of us:

††††††††††† His Punishment made all our sins (before God) vanish
††††††††††† even though all our wrongs (before each other) remain.
,††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see earlier section: WHY WAS JESUS EXECUTED?
,††††††††††††††††† and
,††††††††††††††††† later section: THE TWO ACCOUNTS, , , ,



You become a Christian:
††††††††††† not when you only know the gospel, in your mind,
††††††††††† but when you also believe the gospel, in your
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rom c10 v10††

††††††††††† On believing Ė your
heart/spirit becomes grateful
††††††††††† and so renews your mind:
†††††††††††††††† 1)Duplicates its belief into your mind
††††† †††††††††††††††† so that even your mind believes.
†††††††††††††††† 2)Establishes:
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† the pattern of that belief,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† the pattern of the gospel, agape love,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† throughout your mind.

††††††††††† then:
†††††††††††††††††††††† your
†††††††††††††††††††††† & your mind
†††††††††††††††††††††† & Godís Spirit inside you
††††††††††† will be alike,

††††††††††† then all three can live & work together
††††††††††† instead of getting in each otherís way.



††††††††††† When all of your mind
††††††††††† is as Jesusí mind:
o††† Full of belief.
o††† Containing no unbelief (doubts) about:
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Godís unconditional love for us
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and his great knowledge, wisdom, & power,
o††† Grateful to, and allied to, God.
††††††††††† then your mind is completely renewed

††††††††††† Your un-renewed mind saw the Lordís prayer:
†††††††††††††††††††††† Matt c6 v12††† (Luke c11 v4):
†††††††††††††††††††††† And forgive us our debts,
†††††††††††††††††††††† as we forgive our debtors.††

††††††††††† as true, literal, as a deal:
†††††††††††††††††††††† the cause is in you,
†††††††††††††††††††††† the effect is in God.

††††††††††† But your renewed mind sees the Lordís prayer:
†††††††††††††††††††††† Matt c6 v12††† (Luke c11 v4):
†††††††††††††††††††††† And forgive us our debts,
†††††††††††††††††††††† as we forgive our debtors.††

††††††††††† as wrong:
†††††††††††††††††††††† for, actually: the cause is in God,
†††††††††††††††††††††† the effect is in you.

,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see later section: THE LORDíS PRAYER. , , , , ,

††††††††††† Your un-renewed mind saw:
†††††††††††††††††††††† sins, sickness & the natural world
†††††††††††††††††††††† as greater than
†††††††††††††††††††††† Godís love and power.

††††††††††† But your renewed mind sees:
†††††††††††††††††††††† sins, sickness & the natural world
†††††††††††††††††††††† as weaker than
†††††††††††††††††††††† Godís love and power.






First: your heart/spirit believes
that Jesus was Punished in place of all of us.

your heart/spirit starts to renew your mind accordingly
so that your mind, too, believes.

Then, ideally: your heart/
spirit continues to renew your mind
so that itís completely renewed.



When youíve completely renewed your mind
simply ask the Father for the Holy Spirit.
Luke c11 v5-13 ,,,

††††††††††† The Spirit will then give you his gifts.
1 Cor c12 v1-11 ,
,†††††††† ,†††††††† Also see tenth cell (starting In 1 Cor c12 Paul implied)
,†††††††† ,†††††††† of later section: WHAT TO PRAY FOR.



††††††††††† When youíve completely renewed your mind
††††††††††† so that every room of your mind
††††††††††† is actually holy

1 John c4 v17††† 1 Peter c1 v13-16††† 1 John c2 v15-17,,,,,
††††††††††† then
††††††††††† the Holy Spirit can go into any of your rooms
††††††††††† without you disagreeing with him.






Technically speaking:
††††† having room(s) not yet renewed
††††† (you still having some sinful ways)
††††† means that:

††††††††††† When you sin Ė Godís Holy Spirit leaves you altogether.
††††††††††† He doesnít continue living in the other rooms.
,†††††††† ,
†††††††† N.B. Rooms of the mind are not literal structures.

††††††††††† Only when youíve stopped sinning does he return at all.

,††††††††††††††††† Or rather: only when youíve stopped doing wrong.
,††††††††††††††††† See earlier section:

,††††††††††††††††† N.B. He does not leave you when a moral wrong is done to you.
††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see earlier section:
,††††††††††††††††† WHAT YOU DO, AND WHATíS DONE TO YOU.,,,,,,,






Someone who has renewed their mind:

Is constructive to the max:
†††††††††††††††††††††† Wants, above all, to do natural & miraculous good.
†††††††††††††††††††††† Do whatever will have an eternally good effect.
†††††††††††††††††††††† Is not interested in the world: itís too temporary.

††††††††††† Rom c12 v2:
††††††††††† And be not conformed to this world:
††††††††††† but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
††††††††††† that ye may prove
††††††††††† what
is that good, and acceptable, and perfect,
††††††††††† will of God.
†† KJV

o††† Hears (from) God.

1 Cor c2 v16:
†††††††††††††††††††††† For who hath known the mind of the Lord,
†††††††††††††††††††††† that he may instruct him?
†††††††††††††††††††††† But we have the mind of Christ.†† KJV

o††† Adopts Jesusí ways:

†††††††††††††††††††††† You love everyone.
†††Luke c10 v25-37 ††
†††††††††††††††††††††† Even your enemies.†††
Matt c5 v38-48††† Luke c6 v27-36.

†††††††††††††††††††††† So youíve forgiven everyone
†††††††††††††††††††††† for all theyíve ever done to you†††
Matt c18 v21-35.††

†††††††††††††††††††††† Hence you are like a child.

††††† †††††††††††††††† Matt c18 v1-3††† (&Mark c10 v13-16)
††††† †††††††††††††††† Luke c9 v46-48††† (&Mark c9 v36-37&Matt c18 v4-5)
††††† †††††††††††††††† Luke c10 v21 ,
††††† †††††††††††††††† Luke c18 v15-16††† (Matt c19 v13-14)

††††† ††††††††††† Youíve got used to his voice,
†††††††††††††††††††††† i.e. the Spiritís voice,
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see last two cells (starting The following parable)
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† of earlier section: THE BASIC MECHANICS.

††††† ††††† ††††††††††† and are used to the ways he operates.

††††† o††† Still has knowledge of the world
††††† ††††† but no longer indulges in the world:

††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† 1 John c2 v15-17:
††††††††††† ††††††††††† Love not the world,
†††††††††††††††††††††† neither the things that are in the world.
††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† If any man love the world,
†††††††††††††††††††††† the love of the Father is not in him.
††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† For all that is in the world,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† the lust of the flesh,
†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† and the lust of the eyes,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and the pride of life,
††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† is not of the Father, but is of the world.
††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:
††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† but he that doeth the will of God
†††††††††††††††††††††† abideth for ever.††

††††††††††† All the above, in this cell, about renewing your mind,
††††††††††† include repentance:
†††††††††††††††††††††† You used to walk with the world,
†††††††††††††††††††††† were going in the same direction as the world.
†††††††††††††††††††††† But now, youíve turned around
†††††††††††††††††††††† and walk with the Spirit,
†††††††††††††††††††††† you are going in the same direction as the Spirit.
†††††††††††††††††††††† (Thereís no limit to the number of times
†††††††††††††††††††††† you can repent.)
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† See all my notes
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† to the Mark Hemansí teaching:
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YouTube: Ė Spiritual sight and praying for the sick,,,,,
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and the links within it.
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (This link does not open a new tab.)

††††† o††† Has faith in God (faith = belief acting):

Mark c11 v22-24††† (Matt c21 v21-22):
†††††††††††††††† And
Jesus answering saith unto them,
†††††††††††††††††††††† Have faith in God.
†††††††††††††††††††††† For verily I say unto you,
††††† †††††††††††††††† That whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Be thou removed,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and be thou cast into the sea;
††††† †††††††††††††††† and shall not doubt in his heart,
††††† †††††††††††††††† but shall believe that those things which he saith
†††††††††††††††††††††† shall come to pass;
††††† †††††††††††††††† he shall have
†††††††††††††††††††††† whatsoever he saith.
†††††††††††††††† Therefore I say unto you,
†††††††††††††††††††††† What things soever ye desire,
†††††††††††††††††††††† when ye pray, believe that ye receive
†††††††††††††††††††††† and ye shall have
them.†† KJV

o††† Lacks unbelief (doubts), in the mind:

†††††††††††††††††††††† Faith/belief, certainly initially,
†††††††††††††††††††††† is in only your heart/
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† I.E. Later Ė your heart/spirit copies its faith/belief to your mind.

†††††††††††††††††††††† Whereas unbelief:
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† o,††††† All the knowledge you have about cancer.
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† o,††††† All the prayers youíve never had answered.
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† o,††††† All the reasons you have
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† for thinking God does not love us
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† (when the cross proves he does,
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† see: C.S. Lewis: Enemy-occupied territory).

†††††††††††††††††††††† is only ever in your mind.

,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† Perhaps see later section: UNBELIEF
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† and its subsections.

o††† Has demons fearing them.
††††††††††† (Whereas before, when you had an un-renewed mind,
††††††††††† they feared demons.)
,†††††††† ,†††††††† See four gospels and Acts.





The Bible says that Christians should renew their own minds,
not expect God to do it:
God may miraculously heals a brain.
But for him to renew your mind would mean you were a robot.
(Itís like stopping sinning is down to you, not down to God.)

††††††††††† Eph c4 v23-24:
††††††††††† and be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
††††††††††† and that ye put on the new man,
††††††††††† which after God
††††††††††† is created in righteousness and true holiness.†† KJV

††††† ††††† Col c3 v9-10:
††††††††††† Lie not one to another,
††††††††††† seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
††††††††††† and have put on the new
††††††††††† which is renewed in knowledge
††††††††††† after the image of him that created him:††






If all this sounds like hard work to you
bear in mind that God did the hard bit.

††††††††††† God the Father let his only begotten Son be crucified
††††††††††† and Jesus, that Son, endured it.
††††††††††† We only have to believe it.

††††††††††† John c6 v28-29:
††††††††††† Then said they unto him,
†††††††††††††††† What shall we do,
†††††††††††††††† that we might work
†††††††††††††††† the works of God?
††††††††††† Jesus answered and said unto them,
†††††††††††††††† This is the work of God,
†††††††††††††††††††††† that ye believe
†††††††††††††††††††††† on him whom he hath sent.
†† KJV

††††††††††† This was Jesusí entire answer.
††††††††††† Believe is all we need to do
††††††††††† (if you can call believing doing).







If the Cross is anything to go by:

††††††††††† God is more keen:
†††††††††††††††††††††† to heal you
†††††††††††††††††††††† (& heal others through you)
††††††††††† than you keen:
†††††††††††††††††††††† are for him to do it.

However, Godís Spirit inside you
and you
are two separate persons.

This means that,
if you havenít yet completely renewed your mind,
then switch off, so as to make yourself available
for Godís Spirit to, literally, use you.


††††††††††† Think of the Holy Spirit, in you, as the Fatherís tool.

††††††††††† You are the tool bag.

††††††††††† Now imagine the job is not DIY but surgical.

††††††††††† Now imagine the job is miraculous, supernatural.

††††††††††† Such invisible, precision, supernatural, work
††††††††††† means all you need to do is:
†††††††††††††††† 1)Not sin at all so as to be a home for the Holy Spirit.
†††††††††††††††† 2)Do & say only whatever he tells you to do & say.

,††††††††††††††††† Women believers should do this.

,††††††††††††††††† We men believers are often so full of our own thoughts & intentions
,††††††††††††††††† that we get in the way.

,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† See thirteenth cell (starting The ability to think)
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† of earlier section: NATURE OF SITE,
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and perhaps the links within it.
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (This link does not open a new tab.)

,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Also see last three cells (starting Incidentally, God guides us)
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† of earlier section: ABOUT AUTHOR & SITE,
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and perhaps the links within it.
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (This link does not open a new tab.)







Of the three parts of the soul (mind, cultures, & emotions)
only mind & cultures need renewing.

See earlier section: ABOUT CULTURES
diagram in later section:
WILL. ,,,,,

††††††††††† To renew your mind:
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† See later section: HOW TO RENEW YOUR MIND,
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† immediately after it: HOW TO RENEW YOUR MIND: SOME DETAILS.

††††††††††† To renew your cultures:
†††††††††††††††††††††† Merely dump or exchange wrong (parts of) culture(s).
†††††††††††††††††††††† (Cultures are something we pick & choose anyway;
†††††††††††††††††††††† certainly we, in the western world, have that luxury.)

††††††††††† Emotions donít need renewing.
††††††††††† Thatís because emotions are:
†††††††††††††††††††††† Merely tools (or even toys) of the mind.
†††††††††††††††††††††† Magnifiers, amplifiers, increasers, of the mind;
†††††††††††††††††††††† pre-set by the mind.
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see later section:
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EMOTIONS STARTED AS QUICK-DECISION-ENGINES IN GOD,, , , ,





Your heart/spirit, in renewing your mind,
changes you, fundamentally:

††††† A
renewed mind is not merely filled with new data:
†††††††††††††††† still an earthly mind, but filled with biblical knowledge,
†††††††††††††††† struggling to give earthly reasons for loving your enemy.

††††† A renewed mind is also reconfigured functionally:
††††† ††††† has, not only new data, but also new processes.

,††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hence you may be less able to do worldly jobs.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Luke c16 v8:
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ctd Ö for the children of this world are
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in their generation
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††† wiser than the children of light.†† KJV


††††† Your-
heart/spirit, and Godís-Spirit-within-you, combined,
†††††††††††††††† has your mind
††††† as its tool.
††††† Your mind already has:
†††††††††††††††† emotions
†††††††††††††††† and cultures††
Perhaps again see earlier section: ABOUT CULTURES.

††††† as its tools.

††††† Hence†† your-
heart/spirit†† and†† Godís-Spirit-in-you†† combined
††††† ends up being in charge of all of you.

Your-heart/spirit†† and†† Godís-Spirit-in-you†† combined
††††† is able to express itself unhindered.



The mindís filter†† soul†† the world†† the emotionsí filter†† your heart/spirit & Godís Spirit combined†† renewed mind†† emotions pre-set by the mind



††††† If all the grey, above, were all white,
††††† i.e. if your heart/
spirit had renewed all of your mind:
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† 1)††† Duplicated its belief into your mind
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† so that even your mind believes.
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† 2)††† Established the pattern of that belief,
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† the pattern of the gospel, agape love,
,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† ,†††††††† throughout your mind,

††††† then your first response/reaction
††††† to even a big need/problem/disaster,
††††† would be to pray or to command.

,†††††††† See five cells (starting Jesus explains)
,†††††††† in earlier section: WHY GODíS WORDS HAVE POWER.

,†††††††† Perhaps see earlier section: REACTING AND RESPONDING, , .





††††† In the beginning,
††††† God was:
†††††††††††††††† entirely constructive.

,††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see third cell
,††††††††††††††††††††††††††† of earlier webpage: Godís origin.

††††† Then, during the Old Testament age,
††††† God was:
†††††††††††††††† both constructive and destructive.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see earlier webpage: The good & bad that God does.

††††† Now, during this New Testament age, this Church Age,
††††† God is:
†††††††††††††††† entirely constructive again.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perhaps see earlier webpage: The Church Age, , , , , , .



††††† If you:
†††††††††††††††† are a believer
†††††††††††††††† and so have Godís Spirit in your heart/

††††† And if your heart/
†††††††††††††††† has renewed your mind accordingly
†††††††††††††††† such that Godís Spirit is in all of you.

††††† Then you too:
†††††††††††††††† are entirely constructive
†††††††††††††††† forever.




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