Thread subject: Papa Panui - Notices :: Biblical Fruit

Posted by Ngamotu34 on 07-12-2011 07:40

The fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil was forbidden because SPIRITUAL LIFE is more important than knowledge. God wanted to test the obedience of Adam & Eve, but they preferred to believe Satan's lies & distortion of truth, - same as many do today.

It's not that God wants us to be ignorant, He wants us to love Him with all our heart, MIND, & body. It is possible, in fact desirable, to believe in God via Te Paipera Tapu from a rational mindset.
I'm a very rational person & do alot of research into these things, reading Dawkins etc..
The more I understand the Bible the more I believe it.

Galatians 5:19-21 lists the "works of the flesh" , categories every one of us fit into to. They are all negative behaviours that hurt other people.
God wants us to love one another.
We can only do that with His help.
Many people are so damaged that they need God for the forgiveness, healing & hope He offers. No other religion offers those things to the extent that Jesus Christ does.

Who is there who can maifest the fruit God is looking for in each of us, as is in Galatians 5:22-23, - "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, & temperance.
Against such there is no law."
These are the positive gifts of life that can only be glimpsed in people who are enabled by te Wairua Tapu who have found freedom from guilt, low self-esteem, cruelty, & every other negative thing you can think of.
Let us not be turned off by the shame of sef-righteous so-called Christians & money-hungry so-called churches. They have been influenced by the old deceiver in order for evil to flourish & destroy humanity.
Regardless of them, there still remains a remnant of true believers & the one & only true Church, which has no name & can't be seen apart from the above listed fruit.