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God Does Not Punish
We Freely Choose That Disgraces Fall
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The purpose of this document is to
illustrate that all the Divine threats and Divine disgraces that we
read about in the Old Testament are only the manner of expressing
what most humans still cannot understand.
Most humans understand being punished by someone else, but they do not
understand or do not want to
understand that whatever disgrace falls upon them could have
been averted by changing
In other words: Most humans just do not want to hear that whatever
tragedy happened to them, "they had it coming!" or it was the best option for them
accordance to the Infinite Wisdom of God - in which case it was not a
tragedy - it was a Blessing in disguise.
For example, let us just take some typical readings from the Book of
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they
served Baalim.  And they left the Lord the God of their fathers,
who had brought them out of the land of Egypt: and they followed
strange gods, and the gods of the people that dwelt round about them,
and they adored them: and they provoked
the Lord to anger. 
Forsaking him, and serving Baal and Astaroth.  And the Lord
being angry against Israel, delivered them into the hands of plunderers: who took them and sold them to their
enemies, that dwelt round about: neither could they stand against their
enemies:  But whithersoever they meant to go, the hand of the Lord
was upon them, as he had said, and as he had sworn to them: and they
were greatly distressed.
 And the Lord raised up judges,
to deliver them from the hands of those that oppressed them: but they
would not hearken to them,  Committing fornication with strange
gods, and adoring them. They quickly forsook the way, in which their
fathers had walked: and hearing the commandments of the Lord, they did
all things contrary.  And when the Lord raised them up judges, in
their days he was moved to mercy, and heard the groanings of the
afflicted, and delivered them from the slaughter of the oppressors.
 But after the judge was dead, they returned, and did much worse
things than their fathers had done, following strange gods, serving
them and adoring them. They left not their own inventions, and the
stubborn way, by which they were accustomed to walk.  And the wrath
of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he said: Behold this nation hath
made void my covenant, which I had made with their fathers, and hath
despised to hearken to my voice: [Judges 2:11-20]
This typical "wrathful God" is seen throughout the entire Old Testament
- but that God does not exist as such. The "action reaction" sequence
is written that way because it was the only way humans then (and many
still today) can understand and act; act through fear.
us take a look at the world today - globally and, in many cases, right
under our own roof - misery upon misery everywhere we look. Suffering,
the ever present humanitarian crisis, terrorism, civil wars, natural
disasters, etc., etc.
devastating earthquake that all but destroyed whatever little Haitians
had? How about the Tsunami that swept through South East Asia (1)
? The Middle East which
is bleeding everywhere; Africa which has not stop bleeding since it was
"liberated" from their colonizers; etc. etc.
Is that the result of a "wrathful" God punishing them?
Allow us to - once again - make something perfectly clear: God DOES NOT
punish! Love cannot punish - period!
We cannot say that "gravity punished" someone who, after falling of a
12th story building rooftop, died. That someone defied the Law of
Gravity and the consequence was death.
If one takes into account the Law of Gravity and functions in
accordance to it, the chances of a mishap will be very remote. The same
applies with Divine Law. We have the choice to function in accordance
to it or simply defy it and assume the consequences of doing so.
What happens is that when man defies Divine Law - that is, he drifts
God - man is
exposed to the forces of evil in
proportion to how far away he has
drifted away from God.
Look at this image:
There is an ample and fully illuminated center. Those who move/live in
ample and brilliantly illuminated space are under Divine guidance and
protection from harm - they are functioning within the safe zone
promised to those who live under Divine Law. As one
moves away from that center, you can see that darkness starts to
encroach on the "living space" denoted by the darkening bands moving
As the "living space" becomes darker, its "residents" become more
susceptible to the forces of darkness - thus, exposed to more physical
and spiritual danger. That is, as one moves away from the very ample
safe zone at the center, danger increases.
Then - an atheist would ask: "What kind
of a god your God is that
allows such suffering and so many deaths?" To which we would answer:
(a) Pain is the megaphone that God uses
for the deaf to hear (2).
Believe it or not, it is a manifestation of Divine Mercy. (3) and
(b) Those whose names are in the Book
of Life [Phil.
4:3, Rev. 13:8] - members of the Elect (4) - could fall prey to
temptations that would lead them away from salvation - which is an
impossibility, thus, they must be stopped with the action of the Divine
Once again we remind one and all -
miguel de Portugal does not
make the laws nor has the
power to change them. All he can do, in the Name of God, is
explain how they work.
The choice is ours - we either strive to function within the safe
boundaries of Divine Law (without fanaticism) or we can expect more
misery than we can imagine - specially if we are counted among the
Our dear Teresa de
Jesus (de Avila) explained a similar concept - the long way - in The Interior Castle (or The Mansions) centuries ago.
God revealed this concept to miguel de
Portugal in the greatly simplified and easier to communicate form for
which the concentric circle image was used.
Published on August 20th, 2013
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