The explosive manifestation of Christ in fact or in myth reveals to all mankind and all of creation its origin, existence, and life in him. It’s not a hateful, wrathful, in fear of God existence but one that we have all misunderstood that we all now have clear view of because of the story tellers (Gods gospel: The word: the son) recapitulation. We began in God, we are tied together tighter than the tightest threads. We are one in all things. Our essence springs forth from that place. We are all resurrected from the pattern of death and illusion.
God is gay for the gays
“Don’t try to figure what those lost inside love will do next!
Someone in charge would give up all his power, if he caught one whiff of the wine-musk from the room where the lovers are doing who-knows-what!”
There exists an ecstatic rapturous love that not even the fires of hell can extinguish
“What must I do?”
If you hinge it on what you must do…you must do it all and do it perfectly. You must keep the law to every dot and iota.
The whole law is fulfilled in one word: The word made flesh.
You can try to interpret and understand a substance by means of its shadow but by doing that it really just becomes a guessing game. At what angle is the light hitting the object to make it cast such a shadow, what type of light, in what environment? Religion has been trying to use this technique as a means to interpret and understand the divine for too long; by using the bible, the law, moral codes, and formula after formula after formula. It’s a dead end of blind leading the blind straight into a ditch.
Maybe the only way to really understand the divine is by understanding that we are his/her image and likeness. When we undoubtedly see that we co-exist as God and Human and when we see that we are joined at the hip we will see a much clearer picture and have a shimmering transcendent reference point.
Paul states in Romans 3, “Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.”
Many read this out of context without seeing the full picture that is being presented. The previous verse states, “For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.” And again a few verses before that he states,”But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law.” One minute Paul is telling us we are justified apart from the law and then in the very next he is trying to say we still uphold the law? What gives?
It is simple really. When he states that we uphold the law he is not saying that we live by or that we rely on in it in any sense but he is simply stating that the law has its proper place. Just like something lurking in the shadows has its proper place but once a light is shined into the shadows what is lurking is clearly seen and understood. They are two separate realities and they cannot coexist. The only connection they have is that the true substance casts the shadow. Now a shadow can be interpreted as many different types of figures: to one person the shadow can appear as a Christ-like figure to another as a devil and to another as an ice cream cone. That says nothing about the true substance other than that it is impossible to interpret by means of a shadow. Paul states in Galations 4, “You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law, you have fallen away from grace.” There you have it.
Bottom line is they do not and cannot co-exist. To mix law with grace is to end up with a stiff cold hard drink of nothing but law. So for reason of misinterpretation and misunderstanding of this verse, I will say we do NOT uphold the law and neither do we uphold grace. Grace upholds us.