Sunday, August 28, 2011

What does it mean to be "Tented"?

Alienists, such as Brian Schwertly, being neo-Docetists, deny the Regeneration, or Paliggenesia, of Christ by their derogation of materiality. When Paul writes of the creation “groaning together in the pains of childbirth”, this birth is not a birth of pure spirit, but a birth of the renewed creation in which is the entelechy of the perfect confluence and unity of spirit and flesh. Thus Paul relates in 2 Corinthians that this renwal is not so that we might be “unclothed” (pure spirit) but that what is mortal (flesh) may be swallowed up in life (made imperishable, unlike cursed, mortal flesh). Flesh is particularistic, and this particularism is what Kinists celebrate. If flesh possesses no quiddity, then there is no necessity for each thing to have its own “tent,” as it were. The differentiation of the flesh corresponds to that of the spirit. We know that men are saved as differentiated spirits, since God has elected to save many men, and the “you” that God knew before the formation of your “tent” is also a quiddity, or the salvation of a plurality of men is wasted energy, imperfection, and is the equivalent of God denying his own divinity.

“For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” 2 Corinthians 5:4

From John Marshall

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