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My objective is from the book of James 5:19-20. Doolz is my nickname. I enjoy a cup of coffee with God; time with my wife; time learning psychology; time coaching spiritual development through faith in Jesus Christ. The ability to 'be still' does not come natural to me and so reading and writing is an invaluable treasure; it's where I experience the providence of God. My hope for this profile is to serve the reader with a unique perspective to the gift of God through writing.

Hamartiology: To know good and evil

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“Now, if the Bible claims to be anything, it claims to be a revelation from God, a miraculous or supernatural book, recording the numerous direct acts of God in nature and history, and His interference with the natural course of events. Are the writers of the Bible correct, or are the critics? It is impossible that both should be right.” —R. A. Torrey

Genesis 3:22 
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—

Supernatural help

It might go without saying—to the believer in the gospel—the obvious necessity for supernatural help, but in my observation of those not born again into Christian consciousness is that it’s evidently not obvious. So I urge the reader, compromised by any subtle unbelief in the gospel, to consider their missing component for knowing good and evil; that being, faith in the Son of God (Matt. 26:62-64) and Spirit of truth (John 16:13).

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Hamartiology | In the beginning

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Follow the narrative

In following the biblical narrative about sin to its origin I’ve landed on the questions of “what happened” and “why did the copies or examples of the things in the heavens need to be purified” being that my idea of heaven meant something to the affect of incorruptible. It’s from within the book of Hebrews (9) that incites further investigation into these questions by prayer for discovering to learn what Jesus Christ reveals as the Holy Spirit gives utterance.

It is in the book of Ezekiel (28) where we find the anointed cherub, and also, again, presented the Daystar (Lucifer), son of the dawn in the book of Isaiah (14), cast down and fallen from the place of heaven.

Read the Scriptures and test what I write to see whether it’s reasonable and worthy of acceptance. Because unless I’m missing the mark about what I’ve heard in church “there being no existence of evil after Christians are resurrected into glory” and “once saved always saved”, then this might come as shock to those who hold either of those two positions.

The case before me

Whenever I follow the biblical narrative about that anointed cherub and Daystar, I realize an everlasting existence of evil to be the necessary counter balance of the everlasting existence of good, or else free will doesn’t work. I think in order for the free will of emotional and logical conscious creatures to function with autonomous intelligence in the realm of God, the everlasting existence of good and evil must have reality. If not, I don’t see how any creature can exist beyond being robotic in nature. With everlasting reality comes eternal consequences, does it not?

Hamartiology | Narrative

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Where to begin?

As a creature, a human being, an image and likeness; whoever you are reading this, enter [_NAME_], what is your narrative?

You are a true narrative of narratives, and your narrative is more significant than what the world lets on. There is power in your narrative!

My name is Nathan Richard Dooley, my narrative has existed for 34 years and counting—just writing “34” is a reality check.

As you may now have guested, you and I are telling a story, a true story, to an audience also possessing story. Each individual person compacted with a narrative to fill a space, the void and chasm between heaven and hell.

So if it’s not obvious by this point, I think we should begin this journey of Hamartiology with Sin’s Narrative.

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