Redemption and Reconciliation.
The Lord Jesus Christ, in obedience to His Heavenly Father, i.e., shedding His blood on the cross to cover our sins, came to redeem us from His Father's judgment upon us for our sins, imputing His righteousness to us, through faith. The Father, raising Him from the grave, reconciled us to Himself, that we might partake in His Holiness throughout eternity.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8, 9
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6
In dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., dialogue, i.e., "self" 'justification,' i.e., 'justifying' his "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates, man 'redeems' his "self" from the father's/Father's authority, 'reconciled' his "self" to the world, dying in his sins.
"And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15
"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." 1 John 2:16
"For this cause [because they "did not like to retain God in their knowledge"] God gave them up unto vile affections [let them have what they wanted, i.e., the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' they "lusted" after, to their own demise]:" Romans 1:21, 25
"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' themselves, i.e., 'justify' their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates over and therefore against the Father's authority] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [in the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in their "self" and the pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12
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