Prisoners of Consequences of Sins
The total of humanity is a prisoner of spiritual death beginning at birth with 2 of consequences of Adam’s and Eve’s sins. The first CONSEQUENCE INHERITED for each man and woman born is known as SPIRITUAL DEATH which in essence is the eternal separation of man from God and the second consequence is the death of the body. The second consequence was the introducing in our lives of hunger, pain, illness and finally the death of the body! The death of the body is considered by the Holy Fathers of the Greek Orthodox Church a gift from God for with out it man would not have a way to return to God’s domain.
It was the plan of God from the very beginning to create man to be able to part take UNION with his Creator God to become in His LIKENESS but on his own free will! God begun by creating man in His IMAGE alone which is ~Nous Logos Pneuma~ providing man this way the means by which to get to know His God personally, to obey Him and because he loved Him and to eventually become His LIKENESS which is described by the Holy Fathers as becoming “a god by the Grace of God” or a new Creation part man part god! The disobedience of Adam and Eve introduced sin within their hearts so the plan that God had for them (UNION with Him in their hearts ) could no longer take place. There was a provision within creation on the behalf of God that was to take place in case of sin transforming Paradise a world of Light to the Material dark Universe that we know today.
The historical place of Paradise: sorry in Greek only 1. http://www.oodegr.com/oode/genesis/adam4.htm#5 2. http://www.oodegr.com/oode/genesis/adam4.htm
In order for Adam and Eve to survive on their own as they wished in the absence of His Divine Grace that was doing everything for them they were provided bodies of flesh and blood that were described as leather tunics. [Genesis 3:21]: Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them’.THESE LETHER TUNICS which are their flesh and blood were worn over their angelic type bodies of light in order to aid Adam and Eve adapt to the material world that came to being because of their disobedience and sins! Adam and Eve remained “inside” their flesh bodies while alive being fully aware of who they are and why they were here! After dying their souls;heart left their leather tunics (their mortal bodies) and went to a horrible Hades till His Second Coming! Lazarus the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus was the first Cyprus Bishop here for 30 years after leaving Jerusalem was known to never ever smile, to make bitter faces from time to time and then discreetly spit! After many years of “questioning” by the clergy in His local Larnaka Church he finally revealed the unbearable horror of Hades while there for 4 days (before resurrected by Lord Jesus) and also explained that it was impossible for anyone being there ever recovering from the shock of ugly things seen and experienced. Lazarus video of Church and His resting place http://www.cyprusisland.net/churches/church-saint-lazarus
All of Adams and Eves sins remained in their hearts during their exit from Paradise and any other sins acquired while alive on earth remained WITHIN THEIR HEARTS when they died! This is why the HEART is known to be a PERSON it represents EVERYTHING EACH AND EVERYONE OF US ARE AFTER IT LEAVES THE BODY! [1 Peter 3:4] “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price”
THE PROPLEM IN RETURNING TO THE PRESENCE OF CREADOR GOD IS NOT ONLY THE BODY (the leather tunics begotten as a consequence from sin ) BUT THE HEART THAT HAD BECOME ILL BEGOTEN from daily life in the absence of God! [Matthew 15-19] “FOR OUT OF THE HEART PROCEED EVIL THOUGHTS MURDERS ADULTERIES FORNICATIONS THEFTS FALSE WITNESS BLASPHEMIES”
Lord Jesus/God Logos (the Logos of the Father) took upon Himself ~the flesh and blood of man likewise~ in order to become the firsrt born from the death “that in all things he might have the pre-eminence”[Hebrews 2.14] “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil”; After dying SINNELESS and assenting to His Father Lord Jesus (God Logos) became the “head of the body the Church”. A head, is a head of a body and a body belongs to a head in a way they are undivided. Lord Jesus/God Logos became the High Priest of the Body the Church [Hebrews 4: 14] “For we have a great Priest who has gone into the very presence of God” He became High Priest and Mediator to His Father enabling those baptized and receiving the Holy Spirit within TO BE REDEEMED FROM ALL SIN, to purify the heart (only God can forgive sins) and become MEMBERS OF THE BODY [Α Colossians 1:18] “He is the head of his body, the Church; He is the source of the body’s life” During Baptism a person UNIDES WITH GOD (as God desired it from the beginning) and receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit however it is up to each and every individual to energize them or set them in motion at will based on their greatest gift from God which is their freedom. http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_church.aspx You can understand now beloved how without Baptism that redeems ALL SINS ~life after death~ conditions will remain the same as before the coming of Lord Jesus where there was no hope no Salvation! Returning to the presence of God is only possible by those with a pure heart. [Matthew 5-8] “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART- FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD”. ALL OTHERS CARRIYNG THE CONCEQUENCES OF THE PROPATERI SIN WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EVER KNOW GOD PERSONALLY NO MATTER HOW MUCH LORD JESUS LOVES THEM AND WANTS TO…. BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO! Without the THERAPY FROM SIN provided by the Church life after death conditions will remain the same as before the coming of Lord Jesus and the creation of His Church where there was no hope no Salvation! [Exodus 33:20] And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. Only Lord Jesus being present in His Church with His Holy Sacraments as High Priest and Mediator to His Father CAN SAVE Humanity!
Ierotheos Metropolitan of Naupaktos about Greek Orthodox Baptism “Through the “rite of birth in God”, holy baptism, man’s nous (mind) is illuminated, freed from slavery to sin and the devil, and is united with God. The word Salvation means “salvation from death” and the word “death” means the eternal separation of man from God!
[Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS
GOD IS LIGHT AND THE SAINTS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT BECOME LIGHT [Acts: 6-15] ” 15 And all that sat in the He face council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel. The Image and Likeness of God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezItFNpdnVY&feature=youtu.be
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