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  1. 15 hours ago, peter said:

    Then I guess we could discuss the absolute horrible things that so called men of god have done to other people and animals through the centuries and still continue to do today in the name of their particular religion.


    Glad you are healed up from surgery. ¬†ūüôā

     

    It is essential to understand is the difference between Christianity and Greco-Romanism.  

     

    Many conquests for power and riches, and wars were carried out in the name of Christianity, yet there was nothing Christian in any of it.¬†¬†This is not difficult to comprehend.¬†¬†Take the example of the recent wars in¬†¬†Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan¬†that were carried out in the name of ‚Äúfreedom‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúdemocracy.‚Ä̬†¬†

     

    The supposed vicars of Christ ordered the burning, torture, and persecution of countless actual Christians over the ages to ensure supremacy of their religion and prevent the circulation of the Bible. 


    The very fact that atrocities have been committed by humans and continue today demonstrate that perhaps humans do need a code of conduct.  

     

    Doug is on a different level.  He has a very nice set of concordances and he translates the Bible himself and shares what he finds.  That’s what he does.  So if you are looking for straight answers you are probably not going to get them from him.


    The Bible is a mirror to the self that, in some, reveals the darkness of their own hearts.  (Like the human tendency to want to destroy what is beautiful and good.)

     

    If that’s not your jam, fine.

     

    But¬†you are oversimplifying ‚Äúreligions‚ÄĚ as clubs with rule books, etc. ¬†If you‚Äôre not interested,¬†there‚Äôs no need to take pot shots like:

     

    19 hours ago, peter said:

    the term for the unthinking masses is sheeple  and the term for a church congregation is called a flock ,it's probably nothing but it's still interesting


     

     

  2. @peter
     

    Are you really gonna do this? ¬†ūüėÄ There are extreme comments in just about every thread, from¬†Neo and the Matrix to the¬†astral surfing warriors, and simulation nerdos. ¬†But you want to come piss on my porch I just cleaned here. ¬†

  3. A second sexual revolution is probably not going to make things better because the first one caused this mess.  Swinging, porn, and other freaky stuff ruined relationships, marriage, and family.  It broke trust, respect, everything we need to keep families functioning, and replaced it with hollow nothingness and fetishes.  
     

    Far as I know people haven’t stopped doing it.  I can only speak for women:  they are weary of hook up culture and by the time they hit 30 it has hardened their hearts.  They mimic the way men view women and objectify them, chew them up and spit them out.  Everyone throws each other away.

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  4. Delusion

     

    ‚ÄúBy¬†smooth talk¬†and¬†flattery¬†they deceive the minds of naive people.‚Ä̬†¬†Romans 16:18

     

    As adults, just how naive are we?  Or is there something more?  Is there a willingness to be deceived and if so, what is the source?  

     

    For example, a lady in Minnesota falls in love with the laziest Nigerian scammer and sends him all her money.

     

    She chooses to believe the smooth talk, the flattery, despite all evidence to the contrary.  She chooses the lie and becomes deluded.

     

    Deeper still is the very identity of women which is so far removed from our original purposes that we don’t even recognize what those are.  Instead, we buy into a lie of what being a woman is.  Of course this is not unique to women. 

     

    ‚ÄúAnd with all¬†deceivableness¬†of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the¬†love of the truth, that they might be saved.‚ÄĚ 2 Thessalonians 2:10

     

    For the¬†mystery of iniquity¬†doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.‚Ä̬†¬†2 Thessalonians 2:7

     

    ‚ÄúThe heart is deceitful¬†above all things and beyond cure.¬†¬†Who can understand it?‚ÄĚ Jeremiah 17:9

     

    The mystery of of iniquity is in the individual heart.  In failing to examine the iniquities therein (ambition, lust, greed) we fall prey to all manner of deceptions. 

     

    And for this cause¬†God shall send them¬†strong delusion, that they should¬†believe a lie.‚Ä̬†¬†2 Thessalonians 2:11

     

    ‚ÄúWith Him is strength and wisdom:¬†¬†The deceived and the deceiver are His.‚ÄĚ

    Job 12:16

     

    God sends deceivers our way.  The deceiver is just doing his job, testing our will and exposing our deep motivations.

     

    God also sent His Son and Holy Spirit to guide us to truth if we choose.

     

    The challenge God is presenting us with is to see through our own delusions, renounce them, and choose to live in truth.  

     

    God wants to show us the heavenly things.  

  5. In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37, the one who had mercy came from the least likely place.  

     

    God’s chosen people ignored the suffering man and stepped over him.  

     

    The lesson is directed to all believers:

    We cannot presume we are holy and clean, nor should we presume others are not.  We are all sinners.  

     

    I personally cannot say how I would act under duress.  Would I go into the burning building or run away?  Would I render aid?  Would I renounce Jesus as my savior if it saved me from persecution?  Many have.  

     

    Jesus knew Peter would deny him when the time came and it was so.  Jesus knows us more than we know ourselves.  The only thing we can do is continue to let him transform us, so when our time of trial comes we will act with mercy and bravery.  

     

    In Acts 10, after the stoning of Steven, Jesus instructed his disciples to go preach to the Gentiles, symbolized by the unclean animals.   

     

    By going out into the world and showing mercy through our actions we do what is required and bear fruit.  
     

    For instance in the US there is another great influx of Central Americans.  Is it right that the border has been opened?  No.  Will it bring the wealth of middle classes down?  Yes.  Is it our concern as Christians to worry over our wealth being taken away by powers over which we have no control?  No.  
     

    It is our commission to minister to the poor, to help those in need, to feed, clothe.  To not turn our backs on anyone.  And to not fear for not receiving what we need because we are in God’s hands. 

     

    The coin 

     

    The Jews ended up killing Jesus.  If God’s original chosen people were capable of such an abominable act, what does that mean for us?  We must be on guard for our own souls against all manner of corruption, never resting on our laurels.  Because none of us are holy, none worthy, not even through good works. 

     

    The flip side 

     

    Matthew 17:20

    ‚ÄúIf ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.‚ÄĚ

     

    Through faith in Christ, even the Gentiles, even the lowest of the low can receive his power.

  6. 14 hours ago, JosiahIV said:

    Michi, im stalking your amazing posts, please dont be upset, its actually a honor to hae found someone who can spark such amazing conversations

    I‚Äôm honored as well that you are here. ¬†If¬†more ‚Äútruther‚ÄĚ types study the Bible, pray,¬†and¬†ask the Holy Spirit for understanding (because God wants us to understand), we could uncover so much more.¬†

  7. 15 hours ago, JosiahIV said:

    you should look into the locus, and the things spoken about them thruout the bible
    100% about 1st-3rd crusades
    in other words
    you found good stuff in that book, however I wish you had commented on my image.

     
    Hi JosiahIV. ¬†Thank you for the insight on the¬†locusts! ¬†¬†I am glad you are studying as well. ¬†ūüôā

     

    I confess I do not understand your image.  If you have time would you explain it?  
     

    Also, the last point in the notes below the image, #6.  Could you elaborate?

  8. The Four Horsemen Are Not of the Apocalypse 

     

    The Time of the End

     

    When Jesus referred to ‚Äėend times,‚Äô he was not speaking of a span of a couple years or even twenty years.¬†¬†The time of the end began at his departure and spans across at least two thousand years to the literal end of the world as we know it.

     

    The horsemen in Revelations 6:1-8 are not God’s punishments to evil men at the close of time.

     

    The four horsemen symbolize mankind’s own downward progression that leads to its  inevitable self-destruction.  

    The first three riders are manifestations of the sole enterprise of leaders of men:  aggrandizement via exploitation.  Each rider depicts a predominant method of acquiring power.  

     

    The first three horsemen do not replace each other.  They coexist.  We do not need to be wary of these horsemen because they have always been with us and are with us now, as we are subject to them.

     

    Rev 6:2 

    ‚Äúa white horse:¬†and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer.‚ÄĚ

     

    The white horse rider represents empire building, which spanned the centuries and geopolitical powers, and continues in the present day.  

     

    Rev 6:4

    ‚ÄúAnd there went out another¬†horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another:¬†¬†and there was given unto him a great sword.‚ÄĚ

     

    The rider on the red horse signifies war.

     

    Rev 6:5-6 

    ‚Äúa¬†black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.¬†¬†And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and wine.‚ÄĚ

     

    The black horse and rider represent mercantilism and manipulation of currency.  

     

    Rev 6:8

    “behold a pale horse:  and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.  And power was given them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

     

    These are the results of exploitation of God’s creation:  men destroying each other, coveting, losing their souls, and tearing each other limb from limb.  

     

    Instead of being stewards and living in peace, according to the will of God, humans succumb to the deceitful temptations of Satan, exploit for gain, and reap Hell on Earth.

  9. Some Notes On the Structure of the book of Revelations

     

    You have already heard that Revelations is structured as a chiasm.  

     

    From God Cares: the message of Revelation to you and your family by C. Mervyn Maxwell

     

    There are two halves of Revelations.  The first, from Rev 1:10 - 14:20,  is the historical half.  From 15:1 - 22:9 is the eschatological half.  Eschatological- fancy word for concerning the end of the world. 

     

    The divisions of the book and how they mirror each other is detailed in the picture below.

     

    (Keep in mind that when the book was written, there were no divisions of chapters but a continuous flow.  The divisions have been created for referencing purposes.) 

     

    Also, within the structure of all the groups of 7, the seven seals, trumpets, and plagues, there is a message inserted between the sixth and seventh prophecy.  

     

    For instance, in the seven trumpets, after trumpet 6 (Rev 9:13-21), there’s an interruption between it and the seventh trumpet (Rev 11:15-19).  

     

    There are said to be chiasms within some of the chapters as well.

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  10. ‚ÄúThe Judgement of the Sun In the Feasts of Saturn‚ÄĚ

     

    Hence it can be pestis omental? reigning rise

    Where? the number of the minuil to man, through all the zones,

    The reasons that it is; celeslia yews

    In which the beauty of this death?  The name of stomach disease.

    State report flies, this is bad because of the sins of the world sent mortal fl.igelium. However, these do seems small mullets responsio2, when he have rendered to the cause of the good reasons for taking the four one, and the to generate the special or proximate cause;

    So whatever he is, he will have ceased, these terms can be laid flat response.

    All things that go down from the highest pinnacle of things.

    However, because it is cruel to do that? It means that the celestial constellations through , a mirror, a heavenly read;

    This book is large, this page is the largest cell contains 4Hisloriae, the kings and potentates;

    The Acts of the will of a pure excep√Į whom the causal Libera, which would not be forced by the law of nature is,

    All things of the past, present, or things to come

    Of which are in the nature of the object.

    We have already seen that God Himself is rex, moving the horn on which the source and the cause of the origin of Primaque suslinet world, Amen 

    All that matters am on the second,

    For example, the four seasons are caused by the sun

    The times, in which Segel and that all the plants, I now florcnl.

    Among many others confess  Nature rests,

    Which is near the beginning of the cause, in which only a miracle takes place

    Praeler course of nature, which the most high from the sea is

    Ut Aulhidemon guide his wagon curbs rein.

     

     

    –Ě–≥–Ķ—Ā their "wonderful reveals the five elements in the stars or the like of their deeds.

    Since He is God from the citadel of the father into the world of the flesh, the ones which in apparel came, the king of the birth of Himself signif√ģcavil means of the star; be seen in the passion of Christ, by his death, to weep for, it seems for the An eclipse of the. √Įalibus actions are not pressed his case, but the signs as a picture of a lion;

    Either as words or letters of the words.

     

    But God does not have such kind and pious, her ways that her heavenly sécréta see through a glass, reveals it. With which the waters of the world, and overwhelmed him, that when God was living cuncla On account of peccata maculatus, is alone the cause of this was not in the stars, the stars of the chasm, by means of this, although the weather is fuerit2 of evil is sealed. For example, this, and the pestilence, among them, which was the breadth of the Circuit of the whole of the world with a terrible countenance, celeslia the signs of things are revealed. We believe that the kind of crimes which God has brought to this lethal scourge. However, because it did not know the arguments;

     

    For those who have been washed he judges the world and am going, so that the judgment of the great deep; of which the depth of the. Either by nature or God show this fall, even though its image is displayed in cells;

    Heaven letter which large areas of skin

    The poison of portrayed a mortal teaches that our human race under the stars, heard of the coming years.

    The quality of the image of ail these things, which is the sayings of the poets, as much as possible, I will teach that he wholly followed the figures portrayed. Help me to give three and one who rules.

  11. Prologue written by Covino 

     

    vivhiin l domo is addressed in their own prop and the gods of their own party invited. And this description means¬†planet Saturn was joined in his own home Saturday, which is the year of Capricorn c.cc√Įlv in three months, namely January, February and March;¬†nevertheless not have been deepened in conjunction with Saturn, but one after another person in a different time of three months, and especially in that intenlio to describe magnam conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which would result in¬†Aquarius for nine years only once.¬†And this is a significant coujunction large and IRABOR! ( means I lift my hands in prayer to God)

     

    I am- alas, according to the statements of philosophers. Hence Aristotle in his book says property- blocked by elements of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, realm, and are still scare depopula√ģae. When they arrived at the convi- Buixas said, "and come to Jupiter, Saturn, started with discoid between Saturday and Jovein (Jupiter) race. And for this, I will describe the hostility arises against these two planets both in complexion and in operation;¬†

     

    Saturn is cold and dry excessive, and thus corrupting human life ; JUPITER is warm and temperate; hurnanae so called friends of nature. - And follow

    the second part of this book upon a cause, and an altercation of these two sources of the planets, the sun is said to be the judge, and with good reason, since He is the king and the prince of all the other planets.  According to a heart cell called pliilosopborum. Because the heart of man is in the middle of the body bu- like mani and Governor of all limbs, as Aristotle says

    the animals, so the sun is in the middle of the planets. Also, when the light of all the bodies of the celestial orders by means of the flow in etagant in this lower world, but only those from the sun, nor shall have the light, so that many people say pbilosopb, it follows that all things seem to be their own and the powers of the bodies of the celestial orders in√≠luentias shall have from the sun. From this it is clear that all judgments operate on the principles of heavenly bodies dependent on the sun. But most agree the bŇďc

    all of us who have spoken in this mateiia they are, their true selves, which, from the entrance of the Sun in the Arietein

    depend on all the signification of a conjunctionu'a all the other planets that are following the ipsum entering in of the |) er the whole of the year as far as the revoliitionem of the following year. It is there that the sun is said to be, and be lifted up, and to be crowned as the king of that is, in the battering-rams. in the throne of his majesty, was not from God, in which it was created in. Then there is the first pèsitus as Plato and theology.

     

    logorum which is in agreement that the Scriptures say: the earth bring forth herb virentern, and so on. So, therefore, I confirm the cause of what is of aid in the solca is moved between the Saturn and the Jovcm judieia. And then I will describe the judgment seat, and the manner and form of His enthronement. Saturn, he sets forth the heavens, and Cora, this king of rai ceeded in to the pulling down of the human race, or the judge, and Jupiter, he mentions their own defense. Having cited the arguments of both sides, Wednesday .; The promoter curiae rises like the sky. For it is called the knight of the sun, and that is what non-

    how far can we depart, let him from the sun. In addition the time of entering into Aries Lent a year, after which the entry of Jupiter, Saturn conjunction, the Mercury was knocking; joined and united only in the first degree of Aries. And, since God is joined to be followed with regard to whom a grievous mourning by the nature and the iniluen- tia good, and likewise I will describe him, holding the same office the court; Lord, viz Sunday. 

     

    And because communion judgement drink that mortality is forward God for sins 

    human race as was time of the flood, so mercury promotor senate heaven sets human crimes greater than times of the flood, and try instruments and scrolls, and written in heaven. 

  12. Preface written by a French scholar in 1841:

     

    The pamphlet here published borrows what may be of interest from the great catastrophe which devastated the known world in the middle of the fourteenth century. The Black Death 'devastated the West, filled towns and countryside with victims, stirred up the sect strange Flagellants, caused the massacre of the Jews; as such, it is important; it still has them because it is a formidable example of the bubo plague invasions in Europe, invasions which, since the seventeenth century, have been limited either to the coastline of this part of the world, or to the borders by which it affects Muslim countries.

     

    The author of this piece of verse is a certain Symon de Covino,

    "Maistre Symon deCuiro, doctor of Paris and great astrologian," who predicted the great mortality that was at that time.

     

    The book was composed in Paris in 1350. Its subject is  that of Boccaccio. Certainly his verses are far from worth the prose of the Italian author; but he has the merit, great for us, of having been an eyewitness to what he tells us, and it can serve to supplement and confirm certain peculiarities of the history of the Black Death. The name that the author gives to this disease, pestis inguinaria, shows that it was the bubo plague, the true plague of the East.

     

    ‚ÄúA burning pain,‚ÄĚ says our poet, ‚Äúsometimes begins in the groin, sometimes in the armpits, or spreads to the precordial region. Fatal fevers seize the vital parts; the ‚Äúheart and lungs are totally infected; the respiratory tract ‚Äúabhors this virus; also the forces suddenly fall, and "the patient can only endure this scourge for a short time.

    " days. "

     

    A singular thing is that, according to the author, the plague

    marked, its influence on the whole population: "The pale face," the redness of the face takes on a dark shade; there is hardly a single living being on which pallor has not left an imprint. It suffices to have the face of men and women to "read there the fatal handwriting and the blow which threatens them; this "pale hue announces the approaching death, and before the fatal day the

    “Death appears to be sitting on the face. "

     

    “In so many places, has reigned for so many years. While it was ravaging the peoples of the South and the East, the Western nations and the cold regions of the North confided in vain in the greatest purity of their atmosphere. Nothing is useful, neither the heat, nor the cold, nor the salubrity of the countries, however great it is. Whether high mountains or deep valleys, an island in the sea, a muddy plain, a" land bristling with rocks, a forest, a sandy shore, a "swamp, the disease is spreading everywhere We wait for winter, the" cold is ineffective against her; the heat of summer, the sweetness of spring, the course of the moon, the revolution of such and such a star, nothing can stop its ravages. It does not matter that the aquilon "replaced the humid south wind, that of the. sunset has no more force than that of the rising; no breath is salutary, on "whatever side of the horizon it comes." 

     

    After the plague which devastated Marseilles in 1720, the doctors who had treated the sick in this afflicted city were divided on the question of contagion; nowadays, this question has arisen again, and several doctors deny that this disease has the property of being transmitted. 

     

     

    In this plague, mortality mainly struck the lower classes. "The one," says our author, "who was malnourished with insubstantial food, fell struck at the slightest breath of the disease; the vulgar, a very poor crowd, die a well-received death, for to live is to die. But the cruel fate “respected the princes, the knights, the judges; of these few "succumb, because a sweet life is given to them in the" world. This remark on the greater mortality among the lower classes relative to the upper classes, was

    done too many times not to depend on permanent conditions; and probably Simon de Covino touched the real cause by saying that the sweet life in this world was the one that lasted the longest.

     

    The mortality was excessive. Mr. Hecker, in the work quoted above, estimates the loss which Europe made to a quarter of its population. Simon de Covino carries it much higher. According to him, barely a third of the men are alive. "The number of people “Buried," he said, "was greater than the very number of

    quickly vanls; cities are depopulated, a thousand houses are locked, a thousand have their doors open, and, empty of inhabitants, are

    "Filled with rot. "

     

    The thought of the times held that important events and, in particular,

    epidemics, were under the influence of certain conjunctions of planets; the doctors did not hesitate to share it. It is to a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, which happened in the year 1345, that the origin of the disease was generally attributed. This influence was called, in astrological language, higher root; the set of secondary causes which modified its action, such as the temperament of individuals, their food, their age, etc., was called the lower root.

     

    Our author, I will not say our poet, also wonders about the dreadful scourge which suddenly came to disturb the men of the fourteenth century, and suddenly made the cemeteries too narrow. "Why," he said, "does divine power multiply."

    "Does the number of the people work to increase the number?" "Why, after he has filled all the cities of the kingdoms, has God cast his features on those he ruled, overthrown them, and caused them to perish by the sword, by the fire, by the waters?" , by the "plague, those he had multiplied?" 

     

    The author tells himself well that it was the sins and crimes of men that drew this misfortune upon them.

     

    The author claims that during the plague the passions of human beings went wild with more license and fury. The fact is that these irresistible scourges always exert unfortunate influence on the morale of men. Such has been the experience of all time; in the plague of the fourteenth century, in addition to the evil deeds of which the individuals became guilty, a deep emotion seized the masses themselves; and while the Flagellants, troubled by the threat of an imminent death, were seized with an erratically contagious year and indulged

    in the strangest atonements, a bloody fury drove the peoples against the Jews, and filled most cities with scenes of murder and devastation. It is evident that under the blow of these terrible and unexpected plagues, the intellect ceases to be master of itself; the regular order of the world being perverted, the moral order is in turn perverted, and the populations scattered on the surface of the globe participate in what might be called the irrationality of nature.

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  13. Would any student or learned individual please point me to where to search for this in English:

    (Tried JSTOR.  Found something in German.  Don’t know German.)

     

    It’s a poem written in French by a physician and astronomer in 1350 during the Black Death.  

     

    Magistri Simonis de Covino, De judicio solis in conviivis saturni 

     

    ‚ÄúConcerning the Judgement of the Sun in the feasts of Saturn‚ÄĚ, by Master Simon de Covino
     

    The poem explains the allegorical cause of the planetary conjunctions of 1345 in terms of the classical deities.  He basically believed the plague of 1350 was caused by the sun.

     

  14. Dare To Find Out What You’re Really About

     

    Proverbs 23:7

    ‚ÄúFor as he thinks in his heart so he is‚ÄĚ

     

    We were taught in childhood about how good-natured we are.  So we take it for a fact and live our entire lives neglecting to examine, not just our actions, but our innermost motivations.

     

    Repentance is a dirty word.  Like sin, we deny its existence because it’s not good for our self-esteem to investigate the darker regions of our own hearts.  

     

    It’s awful easy to see the glaring flaws in others, but the inward gaze is fraught with justifications, excuses, and denials.  Jesus sees what is behind the masks that even the most skilled therapists cannot see.

     

    There’s a level of repentance that is done initially.  For some it takes many months to go through all the things that have caused pain and destruction to others.  Later, things come to mind that have been long forgotten.  For awhile one feels pretty caught up!

     

    But later on one may come across some recent, seemingly harmless exploit that gives insight into one’s deepest intentions.  When examined, it brings to light the vain, callous, calculating, and duplicitous contents of the heart. 

     

    It is a devastating shock to reveal just how far from good one truly is once the layers have been peeled off.

     

    Jesus pleads for us to repent so we can see clearly our own start point, and begin to learn honesty, for our own sakes. 

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  15. More Bad News:

    Spiritualism and Christianity Are Not the Same.

     

    Genesis 3:4-5

    “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.‚ÄĚ

     

    From The Great Controversy by Ellen White, published in 1858

     

    Spiritualism teaches that man is a creature of progression; that it is his destiny from his birth to progress, even to eternity, toward the Godhead.‚ÄĚ

     

    It teaches ‚ÄúEach mind will judge itself and not another.¬†¬†The judgement will be right because it is the judgement of self...‚ÄĚ

     

    ‚ÄúThe throne is within you,‚ÄĚ said another spiritualistic teacher, as ‚Äúthe spiritual consciousness‚ÄĚ awoke within him.

     

    ‚ÄúMy fellow men, all were unfallen demigods.‚Ä̬†¬†And another declares, ‚ÄúAny just and perfect being is Christ.‚Ä̬†¬†

     

    In place of the righteousness and perfection of the infinite God, the true object of adoration, in place of the perfect righteousness of His law, the true standard of human attainment, Satan has substituted the sinful, erring nature of man himself as the only object of adoration, the only rule of judgement or standard of character.  

     

    This is progress, not upward but downward.  
     

    K carry on with the rad music videos. ¬†ūüėÄ

  16. Lose the Self

     

    Jesus’ words have been reduced to platitudes.  Self-improvement is an empty term used in modern psychology.  Jesus teaches to lose the self. 

     

    ‚ÄúThen said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.‚ÄĚ Matthew 16:24

     

    Deny the self:  to decide that I am not important and no longer matter.  The will of God supersedes the will of the self. 

     

    God instructed Jesus to come to Earth and complete his mission.  Jesus wasn’t keen on coming here.  Nevertheless, he did the will of The Father.  He is the example of what to do.  

     

    Laying aside the self does not agree with us.¬†¬†We reason, ‚ÄúIf¬†all we have is our lives shouldn‚Äôt we live them for ourselves?‚Ä̬†¬†So we either turn away from Jesus or dilute the word and the law.

     

    Jesus says, ‚ÄúFor unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not, shall be taken away even that which he hath.‚Ä̬†¬†Matthew 25:29

     

    This isn’t a materialistic statement.  If you live according to the will of God, you will receive the living water and eternal life beyond physical death.

    Conversely, if you squander your gift of life by living according to your will, you will experience a second, final death.  You will lose what you have. 

     

    The Lamb of God

     

    Jesus’ mission in the first advent was to abolish the old sacrificial system with a one time sacrifice for the sins of all, and establish his church on earth.  

     

    The atonements made by the original Jews were not because God needs to be appeased, or God likes barbecue.¬†¬†The reason is ‚Äúthe wages of sin is death.‚Ä̬†¬†Romans 6:23

     

    The original Jewish community held themselves accountable for transgressions of the commandments of God.  When someone in this community committed a sin, they had to choose the best animal from their flock, bring it to the tabernacle, where the priest would give them the knife to slay it themselves.  This was so they would understand.  

     

    Jesus did not come to abolish the law of God.  

     

    Jesus said, ‚ÄúFor verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.‚Ä̬†¬†Matthew 5:18

     

    He said ‚ÄúThink not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.‚Ä̬†¬†Matthew 15:17

    Jesus led a life free of sin and declared to us ‚ÄúI have overcome the world!‚Ä̬†¬†John 16:33.¬†

    He showed us that it is possible to overcome.  

     

    Jesus said, ‚ÄúAnd if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.‚ÄĚ

    Mark 3:25

    It is not sensible for a part of God, Jesus, to negate the law of He who sent him. 

     

    The Laodiceans

     

    Revelations is meant to be understood.  It is for us to determine where we are in the course of time so we can strengthen our faith. 

     

    Revelations 2 and 3 concern the first Christian in churches in seven real cities in Asia, but they also represent the changing nature of the entire church over the eras since its establishment.

    Ephesus - to 100 AD

    Smyrna - to 313

    Pergamum - to 538

    and so on until the Laodiceans in the present time.

     

    I sincerely urge you to take a look at what Jesus has to say about the modern Christians in Revelations 3:14-22.

     

    We receive no praise.  If we are wise, we will pay attention to our specific instructions. 

     

    If the seven churches represent time periods from John‚Äôs day until the present, can the eras be linked up numerically to the seven vials of the wrath of God in Revelations 16?¬†¬†Instead of the seven plagues occurring one after another during what is popularly considered the ‚Äúend time,‚ÄĚ the plagues may have been catastrophic events that already occurred from the time of John to the present.¬†¬†That would mean our era links to the seventh vial.

  17. For beginners:  The Wheat and the Tares

     

    Jesus speaks in Matthew 13:24-30

     

    “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

    But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

    But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

    So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

    He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

    But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

    Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.‚ÄĚ

     

    One of the extraordinary things about the Bible is the layers of meaning one can glean from the texts.  

     

    As for the wheat and the tares, the potential for good and evil exists within each individual.  

     

    Not until the harvest of souls, after every human on Earth has lived their lives, will the souls of the righteous go on to eternal life and the evil men be destroyed. 

     

    This life is so important because one must choose whether to serve God and bear fruit, or love the world, which is under Satan’s rule, and perish.  In the end there is no in between.  Only wheat and tares.  

     

    However, the parable of the wheat and tares teaches us to beware...because ‚Äútruth lies close to error.‚Ä̬†¬†

     

     

     

    Three Unclean Spirits 

     

    Revelations 16:13-14

     

    “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

    For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.‚ÄĚ

     

    The dragon is satan.  The beast is the papacy and the false prophet is apostate protestantism.  

     

    The unclean spirit out of the mouth of the dragon is self-exaltation, the drug of choice for leaders of nations and ambitious men.  

     

    The unclean spirit out of the mouth of the beast is the dark arts and paganism.  They are practiced by the ruling elite under the influence of the beast. 

     

    This is where the wheat and the tares become tangled.  

    The beast hides its true nature behind a facade of righteousness, confusing the teachings of God, while dealing in power and influence.

     

    The unclean spirit of the false prophet is compromise. 

     

    More wheat and tares:  In America, along with the pilgrims who sought religious freedom, came the Freemasons, an extension of the beast system.  They founded the government of the United States.  Just as in Europe, the American Protestant churches compromised the laws of God in favor of the laws of Rome, obfuscated His word, introduced many lies, and rendered the the congregations impotent.  The result is a diluted religion and disintegrating faith.

     

    How does this apply to you? 

     

    Although Revelations 16 says the unclean spirits go to the kings of the world, their powers extend to corrupt the masses as well.  Believers must be careful avoid all of these traps, as they lead to the same fate as the kings who conspire against Jesus. 

     

    1 John 4:1

    ‚ÄúBeloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.‚ÄĚ

     

    The Holy Spirit is the one you want to follow.  

     

    Isaiah 8:20 

    To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

     

    Trust in God’s word for your salvation, not words out of the mouths of men.  

     

    This is your heritage.  

     

    Read Jesus’ parable of the wedding feast.  Matthew 22:1-14.  The original Jews were the first invitees of the feast but they ruined it.  Now you and I are invited.  We are the inheritors of the kingdom if we want it.  But Jesus warns by the example of the underdressed guest:  you can’t come just any kind of way.  You must come through Him. 

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  18. On 3/4/2021 at 7:42 AM, pi3141 said:

     

    Be good to have a thread on that for all to see. I would certainly contribute my 2 pennies worth - I think there's a difference between what he taught and what they say he taught and what it means. I realize it goes against the rules somewhat - promotion of religion - but they don't seem to be enforcing it that much.

     

    I think that would be so fun if you did.  If you start one I would contribute.  

     

    I won’t start one because I think people generally don’t want to know that here.  I think they would rather hear about anything but that.  And if they do want anything to do with the Bible they want it to agree with them or disparage it.  There is pressure to back up anything you say regarding the Bible and Jesus right now! and I’m prepared to do that to an extent.  But the fact that everything else, even the most out there gibberish gets a pass shows there is insurmountable bias.  It would also piss some people off.  
     

    People online, when dealing with heavy subjects, tend to think if they outwit someone they win an argument, and they tend to get personal instead of taking in the information.  
     

    But yeah happy to know you realize the situation as it is.  
     

     

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  19. 8 hours ago, rideforever said:

    Some More F-ing G** Shit

    Trying to find jeans without going to a shop ... bought 2 pairs of wranglers to try ... one was stretch ... of f***king fat idiot world.   The whole world is being redesigned for victims and assholes.

    Then I bought 3 pairs from different retailers ... thought I'd go Old Skool and get Levis 501s different colours and sizes.   First one arrived today looks good.  Tried it on ... fk the pocket stretching like a comic book.  Elastane.

    FFS ... on 501s ?  Are you fucking joking.

    These c********s.

    You can believe these retards.

    They will be burning the books anything and anyone that is straight will be killed, so they can feel comfortable in their degeneration of s***.

    Just checked ... all the Levis I ordered are for retards.

    F****ing hell ... Hermes is gonna do a lot of labelling for me.

     

    Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

     


    Go to a f***g thrift store.  Bukowski Buddha the punk rock swami. 

  20. On 3/5/2021 at 12:14 AM, Truthspoon said:

     

    Almost the same story with me.... that's how I know Jesus has real power over evil.... he saved me from it.

     

    I've got real magical ability and it went to my head. My grandmother was a white witch who worshipped Odin, and something weird runs in the family, at least that side. They're related to some great Earl of Yorkshire who went back to William the Conqueror and I'm his great great grandson... perhaps it's the Illuminati bloodline. Got stalked by the Illuminati Freemasons many times, asked me to join them (well they don't ask you so much as surround you and force you to join them) also asked to join Mi5..... might be unusual for some people and they probably don't believe it. If you have magical ability and can make things happen and have the bloodline like I do....then go out there into the wide world, they will seek you out sooner or later. I'm pretty pleased with it all to be honest, given me some great material for my novels.

     

    I saw Jesus in a dream, but not his face, only the back of his head weirdly..... and his didn't have long hair. Short brown hair. 


    Haven't physically seen him since, at least not that I remember.....

     

     


    The fact you have¬†overcome that shows strength of character. ¬†I knew from the get go not to mess with you. ¬†righteous dudeūüôā

     

    I saw Jesus go into the water and come back out with outstretched arms.  Happened kind of in reverse; a very clear vision.  It freaked me out pretty bad.  I didn’t know he was baptized until later when I read it.  

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