God Versus DOM (Deification of Man), Part
2 continued--

{Gist: Out of the valley of Mud up into the Mountain Top of
the Love of God.}



3-2:  A speedy trip from C1 to D3 into the hangar of security.

1.  C1 at Romans 5:1, Justification by Faith.

2.  C2 at Romans 6:4, a walking, or lifestyle of newness of life
which comes from a newness of Mind and Heart.

3.  C3 at Romans 6:23, with a contrast between the wages of sin
which is death and the gift of God which is eternal life.

3-3:  Now with the destination of D safely in sight on the
radar if not by visual, we can take more of the mud of NO
RESPECT FOR GOD LEADS TO A LOSS OF SELF
RESPECT
.

NOTE:  Or to put it another way in the terminology of the
DOMers, there can be no real humanism after a commitment
to Atheism.  With a denial of the Creator and His holy image
of character, comes an equal self-denial of Self as made in
the image of God, a loss of yourself and humanity of respect,
and with the loss of self-respect which you would agree is
the basis of love for self that must go to others, but you no
longer have anything to give to them for happiness and
making each other feel good.  Stated more positively, it is
only when you have respect for the Holy and Omnipotent
image of God of mind, soul and spirit that you can have full
respect for Man as made in the image of God!  We are
fortunate that most of the mud is in the first 3 chapters of
Romans with already some familiarity on the first chapter,
then Romans 2 and 3 can be skimmed through without
remaining to long in the Valley of Mud before we come to the
Mountain Top of the love of God Itself!
1.  Step 1a in a loss of Self-Respect, to suppress truth motivated
by a lack of righteousness, called unrighteousness in the Bible,
Romans 1:18.
NOTE:  This is the first hint in Romans that there is
something wrong with Man and Society.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of man {you might say
both ungodliness, a failure to be in the image of God, and
unrighteousness, a failure to show other Men the right image
of God}, who suppress the truth in righteousness...”
(Romans 1:18)
2.  Step 1b, Ignorance or lack of toleration for the limited amount
of what may be known of God, apart from knowledge of the Bible
coupled with personal experience.  This cup of knowledge is
manifested like always to all Men and Societies, Romans 1:19.
3.  Step 1c, With continuing excuses about the theology of God,
Man continues likewise down the road of excuses for himself,
what he could be in character and personality, and what he is!  
There is just no excuse for Man to overlook the invisible
attributes of God that are demanded as the scientific method
sees of the Great Intelligence in Designer by a powerful, loving,
and wise Creator.  Just look at a flower, or a flock of colorful
birds, or the atom construction, and so on and so in the works of
nature, in order to regain your own respect for creation. (Romans
1:20)
4.  Step 2a:  The true cycle of human societies has been from
first knowing God to without glory and worship to Him, they then
lose the respect of viable thoughts and enlightened hearts,
Romans 1:21.
5.  Step 2b:  Human wisdom and the ability to know and reason
with a puny human mind gets the best of them so that their
wisdom turns to foolhardiness, in the sight of God and with a loss
of human respect, Romans 1:22.
6.  Step 3 here comes the repeated cycle of the de-evolution
{social evolution and de-evolution like of Herbert Spencer is quite
different from physical evolution like from Darwin’s disciples}, as
they changed their mental image of God from the incorruptible
and holy God to an image of low regard like man, in proportion
the loss of self-respect followed.  Some societies went past an
image and worship of Man to animals and creepy beings, say
much like the theory of evolution does to man today.  Have you
noticed that if you keep telling a youth or other person that he
came from monkeys, he will start acting like a monkey?  Such is
the dilemma and result of modern education with a psychology
and sociology and even a relgion without God that is based on
man is self-made in the image of monkeys and apes. (Romans 1:
23)
7.  Step 4a, much respect for self and society was given up as
God turned them over to “uncleanness”, Romans 1:24, the
disrespectful uncle a ness of lusts to dishonor the bodies of
others in their society.
(1)  4b, Uncleanness of Truth:  the uncleanness of putting a lie in
the place of truth of God, Romans 1:25a; and
(2) 4c, the uncleanness of false worship and false service for the
Creature instead of the Creator {even if it not considered serious
to you, it is considered serious to your Maker}.
8.  Step 5, disrespectful and vile passions which followed like
from a = F/m because God gave up on talking to their conscience
and consciousness, Romans 1:26,27.

3-4:  With a failure of the retention of God in human
philosophy, theology, and knowledge, God allows the minds
of His creatures to become “debased” {one might say
without any real foundation or basic structure to character
and personality} so that the disrespectful actions toward the
societies of men become the opposite of what Man was first
fitted or made to be and do, Romans 1:28-32.

NOTE:  Global evolution of Man, my eye, look at the vicious and
growing state without borders of ISIS.  Indeed they are debased
and disrespectful with all those bad and unrighteous things too
tedious and lewd to even mention in public so that one must read
for himself Romans 1:28-32, and should get through this depth of
the mud at least once.  It increasingly is becoming the fate of the
world.
3-5:  The Destination  of security in the arms of God with the
local VOR, the runway, and the hangar of respectively
Romans 8:1, with Romans 8:18, and Romans 8:39.
WARNING, warning, caution, caution as the cockpit of the F-16
often said to the pilot:  D1 of Romans 8:1 is short and easy like
flying over a VOR, runways can be long like Romans 8:18
context, and then the taxi way is not always short dependent on
the size of the destination, in this case eternal life so you will
expect a little taxi time to get in that hangar.
1.  Romans 8:1, the VOR.
NOTE:  You see DOMers, normally we try to take it easy on you
quite different from what you strive to do with our flag and beliefs
in long expressions of a religious belief system so opposite to
Christian faith, the “faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude
3), and to the foundation of this nation of “In God we Trust”.  It is
still hard to imagine a Harvard Master of Divinity in Atheism, a
Harvard Chaplain of Atheism, and the next thing you know you
will evangelize the military to have a Chaplain of Atheism.  How
does that work a Masters degree without the Master Jesus, in
Divinity without the Divinity of Christ and without the Divine God.  
You know it goes beyond the stable thinking of horse or common
sense. If you have given this equal time to your book in the nature
of the scientific method and equal time for the pros and cons of
debate, to get this far, you must deal with Bible words, concepts,
and the arguments of God as given in the book of Romans.  
Regardless, we of the Christian faith need the refreshing escapes
from the Mud.
                                            Romans 8:1-9
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For
the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in
that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in
the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the
flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are
after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are
after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded
is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because
the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the
law of God, neither indeed can be.  So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the
Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man
have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” (Romans 8:1-9)

2.  Romans 8:18, the Runway, Lights on and coming in for a
Landing.

NOTE:  Australian Teacher and Pschologist with
membership in communities of trust, God, love, and Christ,
this is especially for you.  It is long but hopefully you can
make your way through it to confidence and a lack of fear in
faith, after all it is shorter than the whole book of Romans
who as an adult Christian you should be prayerfully reading
anyway!  Words like these from the Bible are the only
sufficient cure for what ails you!  We can easily match the
DOMs pound for pound, but the full weight of our pounds
must be utilized as God intended with the Bible in the first
place!

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the
sons of God. {Here is a regained status of self-respect much
like Adam and Eve originally had in the Garden of Eden.}  For
ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
Abba, Father. {Here is a twin manner to eliminate free, one do
not loose the sense of freedom you initially found in Christ,
and two simple prayer to Abba/Father is a warm and
comforting experience that provides security, protection, His
face to shine on us, graciousness, a focus of His attention
and peace.  What more can you ask for in the blessings of
God, at least on this earth.  The eternal life comes later as we
taxi into the hangar.}  The Spirit itself beareth witness with
our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children,
then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be
that we suffer {the religion of the DOM with happiness makes
no allowance whatsoever for the benefits of suffering and
the hard way} with him, that we may be also glorified
together.  For I reckon {Paul was a southerner} that the
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared
with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  For the earnest
expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of
the sons of God.  For the creature was made subject to
vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected
the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be
delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole
creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the
firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within
ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of
our body.  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is
not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience
wait for it.  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for
we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the
Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which
cannot be uttered.  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth
what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh
intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”  
(Romans 8:14-27)

3-7:  Destination:  The Mountain Top of the Love and eternal
care of God of Romans 8:39 and the larger context of
Romans 8:28-39.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to his
purpose.  For whom he did foreknow, he also did
predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover
whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he
called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he
also glorified." (Romans 8:39)
                                            Romans 8:28-39
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who
can be against us?  He that spared not his own Son, but
delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely
give us all things?  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's
elect? It is God that justifieth.  Who is he that condemneth? It is
Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the
right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.  Who
shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or
sword?  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long;
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him
that loved us.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor
angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor
things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in
Christ Jesus our Lord.’  (Romans 8:28-39)

BINGO, Destination.

                           
Romans Flight Plan

NOTE:  A short Debrief of the Flight Pan according to the
Navigation aids of column 4 is shown on the
"Romans Flight
Plan Debrief".