God Is Satisfied

If God does in fact require us to believe, then we should be understanding that our faith in God must, if he is able to save consistently satisfy every condition of His laws as well as for us to be in enough understanding of His virtues that we keep the law of L(G) consistently.

L(G) is such as to require of us our staying in good standing with God, that His character is imparted to us so that we in turn know what our faults are. In order for us to be redeemed, God must be able to demonstrate that this is indeed possible: and that faith on the basis of L(G) may be not only obedient, but is perfectable. The presence of God's Son is all that is necessary to show that both of these conditons on us are well founded.

For if God can redeem (and even if God merely saves) for the purpose of gaining thanksgiving, then there must be a minimal requirement He is satisfied with in regard to behaviour. These form our set of all 'f' - to which we consider that a believer in rejecting God's characteristic closeness ensures that the statement 'f': "God doesn't mind if I break the law of moses" shows not that the law is broken, but under the law of faith ensures that God is now become in faith an inconsistent God unless L(G) forces the individual to repent and retract from 'f'.

L(G) then, is grounded fully in the character of faith and virtue in His Son: Jesus becomes a universal fixing point for L(G) from the set of all His virtues in setting the collection of laws 'f' that God is satisfied with, not by His Son Jesus, but for us to our very limit in being able to please Him in Jesus' stead. Then Jesus, being perfect in virtue can keep all that law and the greater law of faith that is perfected in His virtues.

Then virtue is not equated with the law: Rather that we may attain an increasing subset of those virtues that enable us to keep the law, for a man with virtue will not have a problem with keeping the law. (It is always the case that t2=t1 and f(G)&¬f(G)). - L(G) ensures that the Son of God makes real the set of "f" to please His Father, i.e. there are pleasing virtues that we are created to have that maximise the potential for every individual to please Him, as if they were in possession of a real and increasing subset of those virtues complete in Christ.

However, if L(G) is held along with repentance then a man can be made into the image of perfection if he continues to do well. L(G) ensures that G is consistent in saving, as well as that the demonstration of L(G) as perfectly done by the Son ensures the set of "f" are not grievous to be kept. (too hard to bear.)

We know that God sets the laws from His liberty and that the Son fulfilled those laws in example. But the laws were set in order to make us into beings more like His Son in virtue: Jesus as the requirement and standard of the law going before as much as the saviour for those to follow.

The incarnation of God seems to be self-justifying, and it indeed is: but it is so on the basis that although the law is severe, God's character is one of great virtue as demonstrated, and that the laws are not only possible to keep, but possible for anyone, even such as we whom are not perfect.

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