Lively Stones

The body of Christ is the temple of the Holy Spirit, there are numerous verses to state that that body is built with believers as "living stones". Yet God's kingdom is also a domain of whatever is positive, if ontology ever becomes the forefront. (asking "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" for instance.)

The seven churches of Revelation and the seven Spirits of God that indwell them and envelop them are evidence enough that that kingdom is also a domain of positive properties.

If I state it is positive to save some individual "x" then for God: Pos(x). Yet why is a believer positive when he is not a predicate and I can instead predicate a positive property to His salvation "f" i.e. Pos(f(x))?

Of course, someone had ministered to such a one for that conversion, and I would attest that any such "x" exercises the authority of God by virtue to make a convert. The believer is "crowned" with authority from God and becomes as if a priest as well. (The priests minister, the kings are free.)

So, I could now say that believers are elected to build up the body of Christ with that authority and now I have a duality, that by shining a light or showing good works and making a convert thereby is not only a requirement of the saint, but a consequence of being a saint as well. Then there is an equivalence and the two are in part equal.

So, what of the principal element "l"?

"l" is also, in part, looking out for No. 1 and as a principal element (by the same work) every other believer also. I expect this is why Christ stated to the one whom will place all things under Him,

Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. (KJV)

The seven gifts of Christ's letters crown the least with the necessary authority (in positive properties) to guarantee that the gospel is intact in every case, and more importantly, beyond the ability of the law of Moses to redeem and to justify salvation by substitutionary atonement similarly. Christ's work on the cross is not incomplete, but under as much accusation as Satan can invent. (Yet the least "l" is a-priori the victor.) Satan, has no authority or hold over any believer or non-believer before God.

So, even the principal element possibly working to save only himself underwrites every act of grace that went beyond the law of Moses, in similitude to that mission of Christ that was restricted to "the lost sheep of the house of Israel"). God is free to choose from anyone or anywhere.

Then all such lively stones are positive, as they are saved, and also save themselves: but they exercise their gifts to build each other up.

The least, effectively a "pillar in the temple" reaches from foundation (Christ) to rooftop (the end of the age and the completion of all grace). There is no need to minister to others in that; the least is principal and may happily look out for No. 1 alone. Yet that crown of the least is the "marriage of the lamb" and brings the greater work in the temple of God in the completion and perfection of God's grace.

Of course, I may make a disjunction of virtue with "r" a learned convert already and "p" the virtue that moves an unbeliever to make an unedified convert "s".

If converts are positive properties because they may so act with virtue similarly, then it is a good thing (for God) that there are converts.

I would draw the distinction between "r" as the set of born again and "s" as one completely new. It only makes sense to "clean the inside of the cup" before making a convert, and serving ones self as the least is no bad thing in this respect.

And (r&s)-1 is then the set of all believers that are not tainted with unbelievers in (u&v), those rejected as tares and those rejected as non-converts. (i.e. from u-1 and v-1.) Those believers may rest from converting any in the set u&v, it is virtue to intercede and for God to indicate the believer should instead move on. (i.e. p&r&s=>u&v.) for the believer may brush the very dust off their feet as a witness against them.

So, believers may become as works of positive properties and I draw no further distinction here, though I expect a great number of gifts to be available from God for the exercise of the same.

So, to minister to others is every bit as much as being a Christian itself (whether to convert, or merely to deliver as in the following page).

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