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THE BOUNTIFUL, THE ACCOUNTABLE
AND THE SURMOUNTABLE
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
Published by World Wide Web Witness Inc.
Chapter One of this Volume sets out at some length, our topical field. Suffice here to note that it is God who is bountiful, man who is accountable and his situation, including both inner and outer ingredients, and his plight which is surmountable.
Though we are now perfectly accustomed to seeing what is hard at least to differentiate from dither whether in currency-troubled, indebted Europe, or in debt-ridden USA or in castigatory wars or recklessly inhuman actions in the Middle East, and more Eastern lands: yet this is not all. Whether in some of those lands, or in Asiatic eruptions of power angrily pursuing idealists without much evident restraint, or in Russia, where nationalistic surges and urges seem to leave individual significance somewhat at a loss, in that land of the oil take-over amid outrage, the case is becoming increasingly plain. Man is moving without the admirable in such situations, as if dragged by forces he neither knows nor can understand, and this the more so, when he thinks that he does.
In particular, it appears customary, or near it, for atrocious acts to be performed in Islamic countries in the Middle East, for the sake of the continuance of their rulers or their rules, often made extemporaneously by those who seized power illicitly in the first place, or have abused it as if conscience were out of date, in the second place. Here as in Iran, liberation as in their earlier revolution, makes the former regal power seem small compared with the total dictation to people through religious force and terrorist rumblings and exported ramblings, such as now appear.
Man is trying to manage man with countless false prophets, false ideologies, founded on nothing and accomplishing worse than that. It is like an adolescent without roots, but with heavy boots, as a dance party.
The solution is found in the bountiful provisions of God,
not only in making man as a synthetic marvel of
mind, body and spirit,
but in provision of remedy, redemption, realisation of what man is made for.
If like a stray dog, man wants to rove the prairies for rats, then that is his choice.
If nations want to pillory, plunder, torture or slay their citizens,
as has seemed for example rather popular in Syria,
Egypt, Afghanistan, Sudan
and in the past in Germany, large sections of Europe
and now in Asia, when the mood stirs, or
as in China and that not only in its Red Revolution,
or in Vietnam or Cambodia, sometimes with the
killing a few million
then this is their testimony.
It is all accountable. God does not forget. He MADE our memory in his DNA directions of His commands, so verified (cf. The Lord of Longsuffering ... Ch. 1 ).
It is only in His mercy that help is available (Micah 7:19ff., Isaiah 55, John 3, Psalm 103); but that is like saying that it is only in 1000,000,000 dollars that help can be found to cover a house mortgage. It is vastly beyond the need, but even this becomes the site for greed as endless seeming false prophet, secular or religious, seek to dragoon man without evidence, wit or reason, even distorting the clear word of God as Christ predicted (Matthew 24:24), into some new campus of thought, to encompass himself anew with intrigue or presumption.
The word of God, the Bible, subject of ready demonstration as such*1, is the testimony man needs. It has not suddenly arisen, nor is it without the personal confirmation of Jesus Christ and history since, according to His and its word. If, like a man wrongly separated from his wife, this is the last thing many want to hear, this in no way reduces its applicability.
Man is accountable. Jesus confirmed that fact in John 3:15-19,36 for example. God has rendered account either in the death which is the due reward of sin (Romans 6:23) or in His death, incarnate as Jesus Christ. Each way is available. In the one judgment is applicable; in the other, dearly bought mercy is free, and it involves regeneration of life itself, back to the form and norm, under divine care.
Neglecting the unchanging way of God makes the accountability far greater, just as its provision shows the bountifulness of God more amply; and again, it is here that the surmountable becomes actual for each and any involved. It is like cross-hairs, but these are of wood, at Calvary. There is nothing else. Nothing else is needed, for here is the way to the resurrection, the power of God and the peace past all understanding.
See: SMR, TMR with
LIGHT DWELLS WITH THE LORD'S CHRIST
RELIGION, RELIGIOSITY AND REALITY IN CHRIST
DEITY AND DESIGN, DESIGNATION AND DESTINY.
THE THEME OF THIS VOLUME:
THE BOUNTIFUL GOD, THE ACCOUNTABLE MAN
AND SURMOUNTABLE SITUATION WHICH FACES HIM,
BUT NOT SO IN HIMSELF
THE SINGULAR STEREOTYPE
John 18:29 - 19:19
HE WHO IS ABOVE ALL, IS MODEL FOR ALL:
HE THE SAVIOUR, WE
THE TARGET OF TRUTH
THE ISAIAH 34 GIVES GROUND
FOR BEING GROUNDED IN THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD
AWESOME ACTIONS OF THE LIVING GOD
Chapter Four Acts 13
The Speech of Paul and the Sensational Consequences
THE TIME OF TRANSITION
JOY AND WRATH TO THE UTTERMOST
THE ONE FREELY GIVEN
THE OTHER GAINED WITH MUCH LABOUR
AWESOME ACTIONS OF THE LIVING GOD 2
The Australian, June 25-26
A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE :
SODOM, GOMORRAH AND SYDNEY
AND OTHER PARTS OF THIS INNOVATIVE LAND ?
THE CALAMITOUS TRIUMPH
IN THE PSALMS
THE GREATEST GRAPHIC OF ALL TIME
THE LIFE OF FAITH
IN THE PSALMS
FOOTHILLS OF GLORIOUS GRANDEUR
NOT FOR ELEVATION ONLY,
BUT FOR CONSUMMATION OF CREATION
THE SOLEMN DEPTHS
AND UNHAZED HEIGHTS
OF THE PSALMS
PLUNDERING PRIZES FROM THE PSALMS
Psalms 40- 46 inclusive, 49-50, 72, 17
THE SQUALID DEPTHS
AND HAZED HEIGHTS
OF PROMINENT PROPAGANDA
Sunday Mail (SA) July 02, 2011
AVOID DITHERY MOMENTS WITH SLITHERY SERPENTS
Creation Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2011
from the THE CALAMITOUS TRIUMPH
IN THE PSALMS
with Genesis 15:16, Psalm 14, 24, Isaiah 53, 62, 66
and passages in Deuteronomy, Genesis, Ezekiel and Micah
following Chapter 6 above