THE KEY TO THEIR UNDERSTANDING
CONT., page 5
Even as these distinct parts of the church are represented in the four gospels, equally Yahweh has provided a unique testimony to them in the Old Testament as well. From the beginning of time Yahweh has planned these specific works or distinct parts which He would form in His kingdom - the two former and latter rain "sons of fresh oil" olive tree Remnants, as well as the far vaster lampstand portion of Christianity. The Old Testament's representation of these, however, does not separate the two Remnant as we see in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Instead, the two-part Remnant is represented solely as one - a united Remnant. This Remnant whole is then drawn into contrast with the other distinct work in the church - Christianity.
Where do we find these representations? The purpose of this writing is to address the issue of contradictions. Therefore, the place in which contradictions in historical accounting would most likely occur is in the accounts of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles. Any other accounts have no or little corollary accounts to compare. It is the discovery of this writer that Yahweh has given us these sometimes contradicting accounts to propound to us riddles that reveal His marvelous truths and workings among men. Once again, as pointed out earlier in this writing, Yahweh uses the foolishness of contradictions to shame the wise. These contradicting accounts were not given by the Holy Spirit to confirm or validate information. If that was their purpose, then the two would be in complete harmony with one another. But since these are not provided for affirmation of facts (to the contrary there are numerous contradictions), if one holds that these are the inspired words of Yahweh, then the contradictions are intentional and possess special riddle meaning, validating that these contradicting accounts were given to us specifically to afford these riddles.
But, in order to discern the meaning of these provided riddles, one must understand what Yahweh is doing in His kingdom and what He is representing in the unique and affirming differences in these accounts.
Some of the elements which the more diverse and somewhat more personal gospels afford are lacking in the Old Testament accounts. In the gospels we could examine the authors, their lives, and such, as we did in the comparison and unique characterization of each gospel. This is not so easily done in these three Old Testament books. Thus, we will not delineate these accounts as was performed in the previous section.
And actually, the unique representations each of these Old Testament books afford was originally noted and confirmed by this writer based simply on their repeated and consistent representations of these subject two works in the church - the Remnant and Christianity. It is these consistent qualities that we could here draw from in order to reveal and confirm their representations of the Remnant and Christianity. The one drawback to doing this though, is that performing this requires that we consider the specific contradiction riddles and their answers that these accounts afford, a task reserved for the ensuing writings. Thus we have this dilemma - either to validate them here in this writing, or simply offer the conclusion, and the reader see their validation in the subsequent writings. Considering the established order of this series and the general length of examining any riddle, we will reserve validation for the future writings. For now, we will simply give conclusions.
This method of validation via the discerning of the answer to Yahweh's contradiction riddles is evidenced with this first writing from the gospels on the sandals and the staff, along with Christ spitting. This writing and others to follow are highly confirming evidences that these specific representations are in fact most valid. So, we will simply rely on these writings to provide this validation for the Old Testament. If in fact you are persuaded that the gospels afford the unique testimony of these riddles and their meanings, then you will forthrightly concede that Yahweh could or even would similarly perform this in the Old Testament. If you on the other hand believe to the contrary, that these contradictions afford no substantive meaning, then no amount of evidence regarding this same quality in the Old Testament would convince you otherwise. So, let us go ahead and see specifically what these Old Testament accounts reveal or represent in their riddle propounding capacity.
First, we find in the Old Testament that the chronological account of Samuel and Kings reveal or represent Christianity, while Chronicles reveals or represents the two-part Remnant. In these Old Testament accounts, the numerous differences and even outright clear contradictions reveal and confirm these two works, as we will see in forthcoming writings.
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