The Necessities of Paradise
by Eric Logan
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ENTER NEW JERUSALEM Thanks to coordination between Lord RayEl and his Vicar General Kelly Patrick, a cohesive list has been formed which details various tenets and requirements for those who wish to enter New Jerusalem, and in a more general sense the New Kingdom. This list is not intended to be the only metric for a soul’s worthiness in Judgment because morality is often situationally determined. The inhabitants of New Jerusalem, however, will uphold each of these virtues: #1. Believe in God.
#2 Believe in his son RayEl, and follow his lead.
#3 Love God and Love Each Other.
#4 Worship God and obey his son, thereby upholding the will of God.
#5 Work to make the New Kingdom not only the construct of paradise, but equally the concept of paradise.
#6 Do unto others as you would expect to have them do unto you.
#7 To make the Kingdom paradise, always strive to make yourself better. Uphold high standards in all that you do. Remove bad habits.
#8 Bear in mind that the adherents of the 10 commandments are going to already be the primary population of the New Kingdom. (Ex. 20:1-17)
#9. Be mindful to avoid the 7 deadly sins. (pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth)
While this may seem very general and easy to some, it encompasses a great deal more once one honestly reflects inwardly to examine themselves and their habits. Re-read #7. The first point is straightforward enough. We can’t expect to live in a society organized and ruled by the Son of God if we don’t think God exists to have any interaction with it. The second is important for a similar reason. God didn’t send just anybody to rule in His ways. He sent his son, Lord RayEl. We must believe in and support his divine right to lead. The third point is the highest of all the laws of the prophets according to the Lord. To first love God is understandable, considering the love we’ve been shown. The second, to love each other, is sometimes more challenging. We’re very imperfect, but we have a glimmer of God’s light within us, the capacity to give love and seek what is good for each other. Part of loving our Creator is loving His people, so these two commands are one in that sense. Fourth among the requirements to enter New Jerusalem is the worship of God and obedience to His
son, by whom we uphold God’s will. He makes it known primarily through such delegation, so supporting this order is part of how we give service, worship, and praise to God. Fifth, we serve each other and God by helping form the sum of the Kingdom. This must be done not only by forming the construct of it, but equally the concept of it. That means we must cultivate the idea of it. Any successful establishment can be observed as having not only its basic functions, but also having a conceptual identity. The experience at Disneyland isn’t only about rides and attractions. Any staff member will tell you their job is just as much about cultivating a specific “character” of the place. Restaurants often call this ambiance, when the experience is as psychological as it is tangible. Number six is often called the Golden Rule, to do to others what you would hope they would do for you. Give what you wish to receive. If you want to live in a Kingdom of compassion and warmth, then you must be warm and compassionate toward others, for example. Seven is three ingredients to one whole. Make yourself better by aspiring to improve at all times, and do so in part by removing bad habits. Bad habits take many forms, but almost everything we do or don’t do forms a habit which defines us. If you form a habit of seeking personal excellence, you will make yourself more worthy, but more importantly you will make the aggregate value of society greater. Eighth in this list is a reminder of the Ten Commandments. Those who obey them are far more often going to enter the New Kingdom than those who do not. These were a standard given by God for our benefit, so their implementation is obedience to God. These are not the only moral standard to observe, but their importance should be clear. Similarly, the seven deadly sins of the ninth point are not the only forms of sin or iniquity. Their importance comes from the idea that almost every mistake, error, or evil stems from harboring these within, as harmful mindsets, which then progress into one act or another. All of these points seem obvious enough when we hear them. They’re not complicated, but we also can’t say we perfectly embody them each at all times, can we? That is why it requires conscious effort and the occasional reminder, to maintain our perspective and choose deliberately how we will be received by God, as heirs coming home or as liabilities to the righteousness of New Jerusalem, and thereby the righteousness of God. Revisit point Seven, and never stop trying to grow in God’s ways.