I have a christian anarchist group which is compiled of every kind of anarchist. Naturally with mixed company, people are bound to disagree – some so fervently they exile it altogether.In this group there is maybe 2 or 3 communists who actually post something against capitalism. Out of, oh 2000 anarch-capitalists I’m probably of the handful of who posts something about how great capitalism is…. Yet 2000 people get all riled up about how there’s communists in the group.
I’ve spoken with the communists about their views. Of course, they were all to happy to explain themselves. With consideration and respect I can’t help at disagree of course myself. However I can see very plainly they carry the spirit of christ about as much as the capitalists and therefore they are my brothers/sisters regardless. I am very much a capitalist, But I am first and foremost christian. Here’s the the bottom line of what I know for an absolute fact. Neither type of anarchy, communism or capitalism, will prevail in this world anyway – Scripture guarantees it, It’s almost a pointless argument.
We as Christians are here to wait for christ to rip down all of earth’s kingdoms and establish his millennial kingdom. In the meantime, we are like the Jews wondering in the wilderness. Frankly, what that entails, I’d like to think its a capitalist kingdom, but I’m open to being proven wrong. Until that day we all find out for sure, excuse me if I’m more interested in talking about the gospel.
Yes actually communism can work in millennial kingdom.
Oh sure, communism has failed miserably in times past. However it can not be ignored, scripture promises us each a mansion to be given to us. We will never thirst or hunger – so we can look past the possibility of bread lines. Jesus will be king of the kingdom – in itself makes ‘Christian Anarchism’ an oxymoron. Certainly, communism has failed in a imperfect world, but christ promises us he will make a perfect world.
….Then again, all of this can equally be achieved via capitalism. Yes labor has been exploited even under the name “Free Market”. Certainly, corporations have and can replace the state – in fact the current president of America views the state as such a corporation that needs to be more efficient. Just as the communists so often contend, there is flaws in capitalism as well, though this is neo-conservativism/liberalism not anarch capitalism…. Again we are in a imperfect world. Capitalism can be perfected in Christ kingdom as it has just as much failed as communism in many regards. There are even things to be doubtful of Ludwig Von Mises’s presented model. The problem both sides know and fear is that, authority always has a way of centralizing itself. Whether socialist or capitalist – this is central to our dilemma.
Who knows – maybe we’ll find out the Anarch-Primitives had it right this whole time and were all wrong…
Since I’m thinking about Moses…
With that said, I’m reminded of something Moses said to the Israelite’s. After he discovered they were worshiping the golden cow. They broke out in argument with each other and immediately began splitting up. Those who wanted to follow the cow, and those who wanted to wonder around with Moses.
Moses shouted to the people who stood by him:
“Lay Them Waste”
And they slathered those who wanted to follow the cow….
I look at the members in my Facebook group who want to leave, just because there’s 2 or 3 communists who posted about communism or capitialist said this and that. I can’t help at wonder if this would be the same reaction if Jesus said when he establishes his kingdom “We’re going to be a communist society”. Yet I should say the same for the communists who get themselves in a uproar over the capitalist out come…. My heart would be grieved if christ gave me just such an order as Moses on that day – that I should have to boot a person out of his kingdom just over economic policy. Though, I don’t think it will come to that.
The last fact is, both of these ideas are man made and founded entirely by unashamed and fervent Athiests. Karl Marx, David Gaeber, Ayn Rand, Ludwig Mises – all of them made it no secrete they despise Christianity. Why were even listening to them is hypocrisy in of it self. Neither capitalist or communist knows what to expect when Christ’s kingdom comes, we can only follow in Christ’s general direction as far as ideals. We ourselves are not going to be the authors of his constitution – and I’m fairly sure he has something entirely different in mind.
Stop your bickering and just promote what you believe, not complain about what you disagree with in the meantime. My fellow capitalists I am ashamed in how sensitive you can be considering your the majority anyway
One of my heroes, a christian brother Bob Marley, the international godhead of getting high… actually became a christian. What is really amazing is the impact this one man had in the modern world. A Reggae artist, a freedom fighter, and evangelist of christ.
Here’s the thing about Rastafarianism – well to start it’s not an “ism”. It’s a religion that’s also not an organized religion rather a philosophy. It’s a blend of Judaism, Ethnocentric black people, tribalism, magic Marijuana, and a dash of communism…. Conformity in Rastafari is fround upon, it often depends on who you talk to as what it’s actually about – the answers to all the big questions is entirely up to the individuals imagination – including even what the big questions actually are. What made Bob Marley so great in Rastafarianism was he gave this ideology a prophet – and so a sense of unity among its followers all over the world.
As communism was spreading through the Caribbean, Africa, and even Polynesia. Bob Marley stood against it with his music.
His music reached far and wide before communism could completely engulf these nations. The people assembled and stood against the state in Rallies, protests, elections all across the globe. The people whom were first deceived by communism, took back their country. This rendered Bob Marley an enemy of the state in Jamaica, and so he fled to America for a time.
As a fugitive Bob Marley did what he knew best. Produced music. And while he made it big in America, the communist government in Jamaica couldn’t fight the imports of records sold in the country. He became louder and louder – spreading like a wildfire from a spark leaping a camp fire! Meanwhile he remained in constant contact with the capitalist movement in Jamaica as well as other countries. As Time went on, Liberty won and he was able to come home. He thought he would retire, but God had other plans…
He began questioning Rastafari… he did not see the point in a faith that had no consistency. In his questioning on religion It was revealed to him Africa also had a church… See a lot of people who reject the church, often really reject the status quo of conventional knowledge about it… Until they find out there’s nuance and Jesus is actually very liberating compared to the teachings of the world.. Bearing in mind Bob Marley also had a bit of an African Ethnocentricity streak himself, What he learned was the first church was actually in Ethiopia – not Rome. Immediately he gravitated towards it… And well I’ll let the very Archbishop whom he spoke to take over from here:
Having so much of the peoples hearts, and minds this single conversion spread to millions!! Where once christianity was a very small minority (less than 1-5%), today countries like Jamaica have demographics of 90-99% of the population as christian. Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, the Bahamas.. even as far as the polynesian Solomon Islands! The people of these Countries found Christianity through just 1 man’s influence.
Praise be to Jesus!
As the Archbishop tells us towards the end of his life, Bob Marley earnestly sought the wisdom of scripture and did everything he could to be right with Jesus. He encouraged his fan base to look to scripture instead of himself – as it wasn’t about him it was about God. And so they did…. It was on his deathbed he requested to be Baptized….
Here is what I’d like the reader to take from this man. God uses all kinds of people, even when they themselves don’t really know it. He also uses sex drugs and rock n’ roll believe it or not. Just think, this one man from the little island nation of Jamaica had a political and religious voice loud enough to cross oceans and lands some never heard of.
Many people who come to my blog, found their way here by means of 2 articles I wrote about Evangelist Anita Fuentes. Since then Ive been invited to groups such as “Exposing False Prophets” on facebook, i’ve recieved emails about various “false prophets” and told it was my duty to expose them. ive been sucked into more debates about false prophets then I rightly cared to deal with and let me tell you all something. At no point did I even say she was a “False Prophet”- the reason being she doesnt entirely fit that particular criteria. Certainly, she is still dangerous woman, Satan carries many guises within the church- but at no point does she claim to reveal any type of message from God, rather she reads off news articles from journalist lieing to the public anyway. The communists would have called her a ‘Useful Idiot’ or puppet, biblically speaking I called her a “False Teacher” and “False Watcher on the Wall” there is a difference, I felt I made that distinction… but really it hardly matters.This article isnt about that. No this article is about how readily Christians are willing to rip each others throats out in debate in plain view for all the world to see right here on the internet even with friends and family. This article is about how easily Christians will call any of their brothers and sisters a False Prophet at the drop of a hat for even an honest enough mistake. Jesus would call this generation of Christians a Brood of Vipers!! Matthew 23:29-33 just about sums up my position on this matter.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
No it is not angel fishes duty to be calling out this or that person a false prophet, Its Angel Fish blogs job to talk about god and help educate christians so they learn how to not to listen to such false prophets for themselves! Im not capable to spell out each and everyone of them out, nor do I see the point in trying when a basic bible education is all that’s necessary for one to spot a false prophet. Your job as a christian is the same job I have, that is to constantly learn and lead from sound doctrine. Walk in faith by God and Christ and his Holy Spirit, be kind to our christian family, and show others by example how to do the same. (btw my next article will be on what the bible says about False Prophets)
Im angry I really am. These online debates are far from Christs commandment “Love thy Neighbor” and let me toss out a bible verse specifically dealing with this matter. Highlighting key words particularly relevant to Christians trolling one another.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. .. (Romans 1: 28-32)
Do you think Romans 1 is just talking about fornicators? its not, its talking a great deal more about many internet trolls today then many rightly realize. Christians…. :Sigh: you call yourself a ‘christian’ and yet go online to another christian (Your Brother or Sister in Christ) start off a debate merely for the sake of insulting, antagonize, harass, screaming, and proving to everyone your the superior authority on all things holy. HOW DARE you come to me and tell me you follow Christ!! You are a viper like the pharisees picking apart scripture- not to benefit anything, rather to feed your own self righteous appetite and pleasure in creating divisions among the body of Christ. I would not be ashamed to slap you into next week, however I know christ has another idea- and for that i pity you a good deal more.
Now as a christian, you are bound to disagree with someone at some point about something in the bible or otherwise, but always remember that christian you are arguing with and itching to intimidate online is a person and does accept and acknowledge Jesus as their savior- hopefully just the same as you. In every one of these debates has anyone noticed they bare no fruit whatso ever? you are screaming at each other, talking over another, half of the conversation no one even reads- and by the next day you have a new post to repeat it all over again and for largely secondary issues and public distractions- COMPLETELY FORGETTING ALL ABOUT YESTERDAYS DEBATE!
You are Brothers and Sisters, as such, FAMILY, and right now I feel like the little child screaming “I HATE IT WHEN YOU FIGHT” in a dysfunctional family argument at a trailer park. I mean Really have some class and dignity. You show no respect for anyone, including yourself. All you accomplish is waving dirty laundry on the front porch.
And some of you, really you kiss your mother with that mouth and go to church on sunday?
You pray to god and read his bible with that mouth?
Your going to sit there and tell me, those same fingers that type those nasty hurtful things you say to people online Can also be folded together to Pray to God or pick up his bible to study his word with? Interesting… and you want to know why non-christians dont take you seriously about gods love, or why people leave the church…. Oh but you know in your own mind dont you…. mhmm
NEWS FLASH: THE BATTLE IS NOT WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS!!
Yes I understand theres false prophets but im not just talking about false prophets, and I think plenty of you know what im talking about. Let me give you a proper christian example;
I like Ken Ham, but theres things he’s said I disagree with, for the most part- perhaps 97% of the time Ive found him to be a reliable source for bible study and science. Already I hear it, if it’s not 100% correct its satanic!! let me tell you what your definition of what “100%” is, You dont know it but its plain to see.
Jesus himself comes down runs for presidential election, Writes 12 books, stars in 6 films, nurses the sick in hospitals himself personally, Goes to the battle field in Israel and fights off HAMAS and isis with his bare hands as a one man army, lowers gas prices, Destroys communism, all while making time to hold church service on Sunday- ending just before the lunch special is over at Dennys. Oh yeah and that church service is in a small Baptist church because Baptist are the only “real” denomination and every baptist goes to his church.
Now I’m sure Jesus could do all that (well hes already written something of a novel) but the question is; is he doing this? Instead Jesus trusted us to carry on his message and his spirit- knowing full well people are imperfect sinners and incapable of his perfection. He says in his book were at least capable of carrying on his perfect word well enough, and for 2000 years I havnt seen him say something different or show some sign that suggested otherwise. Infact according to his word, I would be very skeptical if a Jesus type figure ran for a Political office or even made plans for people to go to Denny’s on sunday. (think that one through)
so yeah Ken Ham 97%- thats good enough for me to consider him with sound doctrine. As to what specifically 3% of what I disagree with Ken Ham on is not even relevant for discussion. They are whats known as “Secondary Issues”- really more like “Fourthdary Issues”. (Im pretty sure fourthdary is not a word).
coming after, less important than, or resulting from someone or something else that is primary:
Moses was a prophet of god, great guy, nice guy, did great things. But JESUS is the only way to heaven and the son of god!!! (Moses being secondary to Christ) subordinate · lesser · minor · peripheral
Theres a lot of good pastors and good Christians out there, if some of your hearts were not so full of wrath and ungodly self-righteousness you’d understand my point perfectly. You must be open to be wrong yourself, and you must not be so quick to pull the speck from your brothers eye while you carry a log in your own eye! Part of the message in Matthew 7 is to disagree respectfully- not argue, debate, and slander each other. (yet Im well aware many of you disregard Matthew 7 as liberal rhetoric, well guess what your 3% imperfection is showing- I wont tell I promise)
No its not all Christians, in fact its a relative minority who do what I have described and its plain to see that. However that minority, I plainly see, will try everything to suck you into it and you must be careful not to give in to it. They tried it with me for almost a year, simply because I wrote a thing about Anita Fuentes and frankly I wasn’t impressed to begin with in their “groups”. Truely I am now very skeptical of the term “False Prophet”, because among these trolls EVEYONE is a false prophet. It is so inconceivable to them that a pastor or person could simply be wrong about something- Or worse that THEY could be wrong about something. (OH We can certainly not have that at all!)
Being wrong does not make a person a False Prophet- it doesn’t even necessarily condemn them to hell, it makes them a human being. If your parents didnt tell you this, if the bible doesnt tell you this then let me tell you this- we are imperfect people in a imperfect world, it sucks but suck it up. the good news is this, God is willing to allow us to go to his kingdom anyway though none of us deserve it.
Let me define “Grace” because I dont think some people actually understand it.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9
Lets put “Grace” another way so some may understand better. You are saved by ‘Grace’ which means God is sitting up there saying:
“These people down there really do not deserve eternal life or entrance into my kingdom, Infact sometimes I can barely stand them. However, they’re not complete savages so I’m going to let them have it anyway, so long as they can simply acknowledge my existence”.
Now god may not exactly put it like that, however he eludes to that general direction through out the entire bible. yes this world is not perfect and people certainly have flaws, but we have our good moments. If you have accepted christ GOOD NEWS It means god does not deem you to be a complete barbaric savage unfit for a perfect kingdom!! (HAAZAH)
But you are still going to have some flaws until that kingdom comes.
In a word God is looking for potential. When you asked Jesus into your heart and life, you showed God that you were capable of understanding what is good and holy. It started with just a small step and as you went on with it, you likely grew to be a more good and holy person. Now Ideally, by the time your old and die you are at least better at being a good and holy person then before you prayed to christ. However, its ok if you were not perfect by then, because you tried- and its because you tried you proved to god he can work with you in his kingdom. That my friend is the definition of ‘grace’ in its biblical “nutshell” context. As christians we must never forget this is the only thing that is not a secondary issue- everything else is minor in comparison and certainly not worth the aggravation some of you go thorough.
If at any point you expect complete perfection you are always going to be sorely disappointed. I can guarantee that, I certainly know Jesus guaranteed it- but this is the wretched world we live in that we created for ourselves in more ways then one. Its merely our job as Christians to try to make it a little bit better and little bit brighter. To be a light in this world is to be surrounded by darkness this is true. However, Jesus tells us to be the light of this world like lanterns and candle sticks, some of you seem to be going for lights like Atomic Bombs!! Oh sure you want to shine out satan, but your clearing everyone else out of your way too 😦 The Church is not Hiroshima!
Consider yourself a light bulb, maybe a street lamp, Car dealership spot light, OK too for the ambitious… Stadium Lights… ok but expect the neighbors to complain… No where in the bible does it say how bright you are is a competition, as you should know full well. Just remember the rest of us mere mortal lights dont like radiation poisoning from your glow PLEASEEEE!!!!!
I just wrote an article on Adolf Hitler views of evolution. To some degree a rant, yet I found myself pondering a whole new thing. God blesses nations and he casts judgement on nations that turn from him.
Fact: Germany has always been a godly nation.
Germany was the place to run to while the rest of European countries held inquisitions. This is why there were so many Jews in Germany during Hitlers time. Germany began the protestant reformation with Martin Luther. Here is the home land of today’s Lutheran Church and Evangelic Church. Virtually all of German historic figures embraced god, from Mozart to Frances Thurber Seal and Albert Einstein. It is even a German custom to say hello to someone by saying “Groß Gott”- which literally translates as “God Greet [you]”. Imagine there really is a country where this is how you say hello to everyone, the most common words you’ll say all day are a little praise to God. Though just a sample of German Christendom, surely there are other great christian countries in Europe. Needless to say traditional German culture places Christianity in very high regards.
Yet we see people like Adolf Hitler.
Hitler certainly was not a model German to be sure, however we can not ignore Germany was a country 900 years before this 20(-/+) year period. I seek to answer How could this happen and why is it important? As you will soon see Hitler was not the evil antichrist that magically appeared in Germany, he was the symptom of a much worse disease.
Our tale begins in the late 1800s when Germany decides they want to become a democracy. At this same period The Communist Manifesto is circulating through Europe like wildfire. Meanwhile political scientist praised it as a gateway to new utopia, though divided with what was known as “Manchester Socialism”. Germans were also promoted the ideas of atheism and secular humanism almost daily, with the effects of the enlightenment period in full swing. Democracy in Europe came on the grounds that People are in charge not a King and certainly Not God. The very lie from Satan himself “We will govern ourselves, and be our own masters”
With atheism we find the Germans beginning the first world War in 1918. When the leaders of Germany were asked why they even started the war they simply replied “We don’t Know”. Yet prior to the war the same people held meetings pondering “who the superior race was and how could they test if Germans were higher evolved”. In those meetings they believed by putting the German military to the ultimate test of war, they could prove Germans were more evolved then anyone. Applying new Military technology, tactics, intelligence, and sheer will power and the struggle to survive was indeed the ultimate test in accordance to natural selection. Essentially for them, it was a kind of science experiment. sick as it may be- as someone during the enlightenment period once said “The raw face of atheism must be unleashed in Europe”. They may not have confessed it after they lost ww1, yet they were so animated about the idea before the fact. (Imagine that)
Well they lost world war one and were forced to pay reprimands to France and England for the damages. In 1919 Germany was forced to sign 2 treaties that would plummet Germany into poverty. The treaty of Saint Germain and the treaty of Versailles. This period would be known as the Wiemar Republic.
During the 20s Germany, next to Russia, embraced a side more then atheism. As Hitler himself pointed out the streets of Berlin was encouraged to exploit sex and nudity by institutions like Institut für sexualwissenschaft (“Institute for sexual science”).
In fact Berlin Germany became known as modern Babylon, because what ever your sexual preference (man, woman, child, animal, best friend, S&M, whatever) was considered socially acceptable in plain public view right on the street. Radio, television, public theater, schools, and just about everything promoted a open sex lifestyle.
The dark side was many woman, called Mufti, were so poor and desperate they had no choice but to submit to prostitution. These ‘woman’ ranged as young as 5 years old to 70 years old. The entire country was experiencing rampant inflation with an unemployment rate peaking at 60%. Street Fights were common, sometimes men were just bored- others it was a deadly brawl. Riots, arson, looting, became common place. Conspiracy theories were widely believed and accepted as absolute facts- no matter how fantastic or even proven to be lies. These theories lead to anarchy in both the public and politicians. (Some may find “Die Rothschilds” film particularly interesting) Chaos of all types ran through the streets of every German town.
Science was of course the answer… it was constantly the answer, though it seemed no one really even had the question. People needed television so they could watch sex in their living room, along with communist propaganda. The country needed a 4 million dollar Graf Zeppelin to sail around the world and encourage tourism. Scientist needed funding to better develop evolutionary theory in an old model called “Out of India theory” (This is what Hitler would later be referring to when he talks about the ‘Aryan Race’, it was the framework for today’s “Out of Africa Theory”- though rejected after WW2 because of Nazi influence, not necessarily the evidence that supported it, but anyway). Scientific advancement on loans is how the Wiemar government basically pacified German intellectuals. Virtually none of it was particularly useful. God turned his back on Germany and while the 20s grew worse and worse people became more and more Atheistic. Morality was a subject completely tossed out into both a social and economic free for all, dismissed as ‘Morality is Relative’. It’s also this time period we find a revival in the occult and Neo Paganism (the pivotal turning point of today’s Wiccan and new age movement). Berlin was certainly Babylon in every way within this distinct period.
By the end of the 20s Germany found itself announcing “Democracy was over”. The socialist and communist politicians could no longer print money to pay off France and England. It was so pathetic they asked the workers to go on strike so when the French came to collect, they couldn’t March past the protesters. At this point they couldn’t even afford to pay what was left of the military.
Coincidentally there was an election that year in 1929. 3 candidates stood up. The Communist and Socialist politicians said “give up on Germany”. “Let the government dissolve into nothing and become part of Russia”. The third was Adolf Hitler and his message was “NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER”!!!!
In 1929 Hitler won the election with 40% of the vote. However the president of Germany did not like his plan to fix Germany by making all other political parties illegal, thus creating a totalitarian society. So there was a second election in 1930. Hitler won again, but with 60% of the votes.
The evil Jews who made Germany into Babylon being part of his message. He asserted the Socialist and Communist parties were the reason for all the Wiemar republic. (Which was true btw). By making them illegal the only party in Germany was none other then The National Socialist Party of Germany (NSDAP). A new form of socialism that did not include the League of Nations or even becoming part of Russia. A kind of socialism that could only be called a Totalitarian. All following elections Hitler being the only candidate to vote for, it’s no surprise he always managed to get 100% of the votes every time.
THE SAVIOR OF GERMANY !!
Hitler seemed to be a god send. In 2 years Germany’s unemployment went from 60% to absolute 0%. Everyone had a job. Inflation magically was under control- a loaf of bread went from 500,000 German marks to 2.50 German marks. Anyone who had a savings from Wiemar, became instant millionaires because all of the money was finally worth something. Sex in the streets had completely disappeared, as Hitler “scrubbed” up the nation. Communist books were burned as poisonous ideology. The people of Germany finally had their country back and it was because of Hitler. Every town Hitler went to the people would organize a parade for his arrival. Many believed he was Jesus of the second coming (assuming pre-tribulation theory). Many people returned to going to church because after Wiemar period, they felt they had just witnessed the book of revelation come true. They sang and danced in the streets on their way to work with songs about the great leader who saved Germany. They praised Hitler in church, they praised Hitler in school, they praised Hitler every chance they got.
What they did not know
Behind the scenes things like Inflation and Jobs were not so magically fixed. Prostitution did not just magically go away. The evil Jews were not just packing up their bags and moving out to Israel. People with severe disabilities did not just magically go away. The great savior of Germany had many many secretes, yet ironically he never fully lied about them to the public. He used terms like “Preserving the purity of German blood” and ‘Cleansing’. It was as if all the signs were in front of everyone, yet the German people were so infatuated they were blinded by the fact Hitler could possibly be evil.
Less obvious to us even today, what they also did not know was Germanys safety was hanging by a thread. Certainly Hitler paid off the league of Nations. In fact he paid off the reprimands from WW1 very quickly. By 1939 Germany had no debt to England and France and told them very plainly: “our business is done, Germany is no longer a member of the League of Nations”. The treaty of St Germaine and Versailles was at this point void and Churchill did not want that. England and France were going broke, meanwhile Germany was enjoying immense prosperity. If Germany was no longer obligated to pay their debt, or funding the League of Nations- How will England and France survive?
The events that would lead to war with Germany would be centered entirely on the fact of Hitlers refusal to submit to the league of nations. He wanted Germany to maintain absolute sovereignty over itself without international influence. England would make allies with Russia and create the lie Hitler sought global domination- knowing full well that was Joseph Stalins plan exactly. Stalin of course could not have competition. Though things became politically complicated very quickly, WW2 was about money and power (what else). Though we like to think the Allied forces were the ‘good guys’, when one looks into the thing, its difficult to say if their was such a thing in WW2.
However in Germany the people lived wonderful lives, oblivious to the concerns of politics. The propaganda ministry made absolute certain the people needn’t worry about a thing. The church told people Babylon was fallen because of the great messiah, rejoice and praise Hitler… well not all churches, which brings me to my point.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of Germany’s prophets during this time.
Imagine you are a Christian under this Nazi environment. All of your friends celebrate both this great leader and evolution. If anyone says a thing against either they are publicly ridiculed and eventually “disappear”.
Dietrich was one who made it a point to resist the Nazi government. He appropriately wrote a book called “The Cost of Discipleship”- about Christians living in a secular world and what it takes to spread the gospel. (He wrote many books, well worth looking up)
He publicly accused Hitler of crimes against humanity: Euthanasia of the disabled, genocide of the Jews. Yet everyday people dismissed him as being a ‘crazy ranting christian‘. People told him: “trust in science, there’s no use for such nonsense in the age of reason”. (yet these same people would go to church every Sunday) The notion after all was downright conspiracy, yet how did he know what no one else could know?
He was later imprisoned by the Nazi government just before the war started – in 1945 – under the charges of allegedly plotting to kill Hitler. He was quickly sent to a concentration camp, and you can guess the rest. There were many others who stood up to Hitler and critics of secularism, of which whom met much the same fate. Just to name a few:
edelweiss piraten, Martin Niemoller, Bob Young, Michael Phayer
Germany was a textbook case of God’s judgement
Truly I tell you what happened in Germany already happened in the bible. In the book of Jeremiah we read a time when Judea experiences moral decay, and idol worship. The Jews (God’s chosen people) turn away from God and establish a King who embraces multiculturalism with pagans, and perversion in the synagogue. It’s easy to imagine in Jeremiahs day the priests themselves would talk a great deal about charity, and “donate” the money to a local prostitute “personally”. :cough: :cough:
Jeremiah stood up to the crowds, and even the king himself shouting “repent repent, come back to god before it’s too late”. Like Dietrich Bonhoeffer he was ridiculed, disowned by his friends and family, put in prison, and left to rot.
Yet Judea’s fate to Babylon was also hanging by thread much like Germany in 1940. The king was always worried Babylon would invade, as slowly his allies turned their back on him. To his credit King Zedekiah brought Jeremiah twice out of prison, to at least hear him out. The first time he tried to tempt him to prophecy good news so the people wouldn’t turn against him. However Jeremiah told him plainly “Babylon will take Jerusalem within 2 years if he does not get rid of the idols and blasphemy against god”. He was sent back into prison. 2 years later Jeremiahs was called again to the king when Babylon was attacking the city wall. He asked him what can he do to stop it. Jeremiah replied “it’s too late now, I told you what to do 2 years ago”.
Jeremiah was put back in prison but the Babylonians released him when all was said and done.
The king however suffered an ironic fate along with the rest of the Israelites, which bares another remarkable similarity to Germany.
The king was brought before the Babylonian king and told The king of Babylon was instructed by the God of Judea to take it.
He was met with the fate jermiahs told him, his children executed, his eyes burnt out and sold into slavery. All of Judea would now be captives of the babylonians. Then the bible continues into the book of Daniel and Nehemiah.
Germany after the war
Germany was divided up between allied forces.
East Germany belonging to the rest of Europe, West Germany belonging to Russia. The Russians originally believed they deserved the whole country, however it was decided Germany’s loss of sovereignty over itself would not be permanent. All of the Nazi technical advances, art money and scientists were plundered by the Allied forces, leaving Germany with nothing. Hitler himself was forced into a shameful suicide. The other leaders of Nazi Germany were put before a foreign court where they were not permitted a defense lawyer. This essentially placed the Allied forces as witness, jury, judge, and executioner. (This was the Nuremberg trials).
The league of nations collapsed soon after, but there was a quick establishment of today’s European Union (basically the same thing). Of which, whether Germans liked it or not they were to be apart of. The Communist grip of western Germany worsened all the time. In order to keep people from leaving into east Germany the Berlin Wall was built- Along with strict consequences for even attempting to leave. Christians here would be heavily persecuted by the communist, yet house churches grew everywhere. The communist would pick christian children out of schools or even the street, forcing them to be secrete test subjects on sometimes cruel experimental drugs. People were encouraged to flog Christians and report them to the police. They were put in prison and even executed. Yet the secrete house churches grew. ( the communist called it “re-education”. )
The rest of the world however had their own problems. Russia turned against its American allies, and for 40+ years the cold war was a hot button issue. It was only when Communist Russia could no longer stand, the Berlin Wall came down- and the Germans were given sovereignty over there own country again. (Interestingly it was actually a shock Russia fell, it just happened practically overnight).
Today, just 16 years later, Germany went from a vassal nation of foreign leaders to practically running the European Union. Even as its predicted the European Union will collapse by 2020, no one is worried Germany will go down with it. Angela Merkel, is today’s German Chancellor, sharing the same office Adolf Hitler did. Many do not know this about her, but she grew up in west Berlin in underground churches. Her and her family were always cautious not to expose themselves, more importantly the church. She remarked on her childhood once claiming she felt as if living in 2 lives. A christian playing the part of communist so she would not be targeted by her teachers in school. Today she boldly proclaims her faith in Jesus Christ, and it is he who is the savior of Germany.
The book of Daniel
This is an astonishing parallel of the book of Daniel. Israel was also a under a kind of “probationary” period. There were 3 kings established on the throne of Babylon as the world around Daniel was in a kind of never ending war, one could argue wasn’t really a war parse’- much like the cold war. We see like Germany, Judea’s treasures were plundered by the Babylonians, and the advisers were taken in to council the king.
Nehemiah tells us this “probationary period” side of the story from his point of view in Jerusalem. Like Angela in Berlin, Nehemiah faced persecution on the home front by fellow Jews and foreign Babylonians for spreading the word of God. (Though his wall was part of God’s restoration of Jerusalem).
In the end of God’s judgement, Israel was re-established by the king who conquered Babylon after 70 years.
What we see here
No, the books of Jeremiah, Daniel and Nehemiah are not direct prophecy to 20th mid-century Germany. Rather, they are a framework of how god judges a nation who turn their back on him.
1st. A country firmly believes in god.
2nd. Falls away from God entirely
3rd. Seeks to help themselves without god.
4th. Fails miserably.
5th. People turn to politics instead of God.
6th. God let’s things go nicely for a little while.
7th. God sends messengers, giving a chance to turn back to him.
8th. People ignore messengers.
9th. God hands country over to anyone and everyone. Leaving people to their enemies mercy.
11. There’s a kind of probationary period, loss of self sovereignty.
12. People begin to slowly return to god.
13. God sets convoluted series of events to re-establish country.
14. Prosperity and peace restored.
The parallel to this is also found in the Book of Revelation in how god will judge the world in the end times. The 14 steps listed above is gods nearly standardized judgement on nations. We see it in full detail with a country like Germany due to it being a relatively modern and well documented event. The difference in Revelation is God will be judging the whole world, not any one specific country. And I suspect when it’s done there will be no earth left to ‘restore’- at least this world anyway. I tell you the truth if you want a sneak preview of the future of Revelation you needn’t look further then the history of 20th century Germany from 1890-2010. (Yet of course the story of Germany is still developing)
Why this is important
Adolf Hitler did not just get his ideas from insanity, nor did he pull them out of a hat. His ideas of Eugenics and Euthanasia were directly the inspiration of science and evolution. The purity of German blood being essential and necessary to maintain a superior race, who evolved from the Aryan tribe in northern India. His belief the Jews were evil came from the fact they started Communism and organized the Bolshevik revolution in Russia- and when the Communist in Russia started killing them, they moved in in bulk and spread their communist beliefs there. I will grant you wicked, seemingly indifferent to human life over facts. but to believe Hitler was stupid and crazy is an absolute fallacy, he was In fact very well educated for his time. Least we forget every major scientist and psychologist of the 20th century came from Nazi Germany, and justified for themselves some reason to vote for the man. I trust they believed he was well within his faculties. as what else, None of his ideas were “original”, they came from others. Hitler writes an almost auto biography about where he got his ideas from, and how he came to certain conclusions in “Mien Kampf”. The whole thing virtually explains Hitler, I can’t really think of a better source for more information on him then himself in his own words. (For what that’s worth to say about him, if you’d like to look him up. though for a “diary of an antichrist” it’s long and surprisingly boring. Angel Fish blog supports Knowing your Enemy. For such a study however I advise practice extreme discernment)
Knowing god judges nations who turn away from him, what does this say for America today? (Or even so many countries) Here we are constantly reminded a Wiemar Republic is just around the corner for us. The majority of today’s endless conspiracy theories are exactly the same theories believed in 1920’s Germany. We place our faith in junk science on Facebook before the word of God. Christians are told to shut up and trust in the age of reason, when there is little evidence there’s anything reasonable going on.
False religion, and false prophets are found abundantly even within the church. Things like Yoga, Seances, Evolution, reiki, mysticism, eastern philosophy, Prosperity Gospel, Televangelist, and so much else is willingly adopted by Christians.
Today more then ever Public Nudity is growing in American festivals and Protests alike. While this use to be limited to gay pride, now we see it in: Nude bike rides, mermaid festivals, Macy’s thanksgiving parade, and so much else. Public sex is coming to America on the same platform it did in Wiemar Berlin, (we call it ‘progressive’ Germany called it ‘moving forward’) This is where we are heading. Some of you may find yourselves getting a job as a Mufti woman as part of your retirement plan.
All of this has consequence, ideas can be like a cancer. We know our nation hangs on an invisible thread. Any day now our economy will collapse, and groups like ISIS are just waiting for the opportunity. Like a wolf stalking a wounded prey, waiting for it to stop flopping around on the ground.
The writing is on the wall all of the signs are here- worse so everyone Knows it. Unemployment grows all the time, inflation grows all the time, the “do what you want” attitude grows all the time. To the letter America follows everything that happened in Germany, and every year it only progresses worse and worse. Increasingly as America turns away from God, we grow ever closer to the same fate as Germany.
I join Jeremiah and Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Repent Repent, Turn back to God before its too late!
To the agnostic and new age , you must be delusional to think you have original ideas about god and religion. Prideing yourselves in something you believe, no one has ever heard of before- like an esoteric secrete waiting to be unlocked. I tell you it’s all been said and done a thousand times before you were even thought of. There is nothing new under the sun, without scrutiny of your ideas, you trap yourself in your own imagination of falsehoods. Yet such a thing has often ended in misery.
I conclude this appropriately with a message from todays Germany. A song Marteria’s “Sekundenschlaf” (Hibernation) brings an excellent point to Christians. You are not getting any younger and the Clock is Ticking!! I tell you Wake Up Wake up Zeit ist Knapp!! (Time is Short) What are you doing with your life to advance gods kingdom while we are on this slippery slope? So many of you are sleeping when it’s time to wake up! And while you nap the Clock keeps ticking.
We must stand up as Every river flows to the sea. (Jeder Fluss fließt ins Meer)
You think you have time while
everything glitters in the bright light.
Consider the wave until the wave breaks.
(alles glitzert im hellen Licht
nimm’ die Welle mit bis die Welle bricht)
If we are going into the times of tribulation you may want to take some notes from your grandparents, they had a pretty good sample of what it will be like. I started doing this article on just how grandma used to do banking, but somehow the spirit lead me into a whole other survival strategy. The generation growing up in the 20s knew how to deal with things, and we’re a great deal more prepared then any of us today.
My grandparents were both born in 1923, Grandma in Germany, Grandpa in America. Both of these countries suffered the 2 worst economic tumoils in history- Weimer Republic and the Great Depression (though I think Weimar was much worse then the depression). They always told me: “Trust the bank like you trust your sandwich with the dog”. When they died, we were amazed to find $800k cash in a box under the floor boards.
She only used the bank to cash checks, and only put enough money in the account for bills +$10 to keep the account open. She kept everyone of her bank statements since 1932, while living in Germany with her first bank account- in 70+ years she did this every month of her life. Not once did she ever take a loan or credit card, she often found it was unnecessary. She died in a cozy house, no debts and a reletively stress free life.
This generation of people knew a lot of secretes about banks. Grandma grew up during the Weimer republic period in Germany, and my Grandfather lived through the American depression. In both countries Bank runs, inflation, government hands in the bank, stock crashes, and so much more were common occurances. They knew all too well not trust the bank anymore then the government.
Work for commodity not money.
Growing up in the Weimer Republic grandma learned early what life is like when the value of the dollar is worthless. say you have $20 today you can buy a loaf of bread with it, but tomorrow that same loaf will be $500, the next day it’s $3. This kind of volitilitay is completely under exaggerated, however what happens is you never know how much that loaf of bread is when you go to the store. On top of this the store might not want to sell it if they think they can charge more tommorrow… better yet what if you don’t even have $20 to begin with. What do you do?
Work for things your company makes. Washing machines, clothes, bullets, chocolate whatever. Don’t take cash as payment take something you can trade. Grandma would work at the chocolate factory as a kid and trade chocolate for supper and things the family needed. She would only get money from collecting bills on the streets to burn it in the furnace. Yup the money was so worthless people just dumped it on the street.
Grandpa had a similar situation in America. Living in the hills of West Virginia during the depression and a dead father- his mom and siblings had to hunt for their food and pick wild mushrooms. They would skin the animal and trade the fur for other things they needed like Medicine or horse feed. They never had a cent and always had what they needed.
How can I not next go into food after the above? The bible tells us to flee into the hills during tribulation, I think grandpa is proof that’s good advice. West Virginia has plenty of hills, just take your pick there. What’s good about this advice is in the woods you should be able to get food in a variety of ways, and you should be able to take care of yourself without relying on society too much- if at all. There’s plenty of Prepper sites just look around and be creative. Due to the virtually limitless info I could give here I’m not going into it- I may as well just write a whole other blog on the topic of getting your own food.
I will say this much, because it’s not very well written about. Most poisonous berries and mushrooms are good to eat after they are cooked- particularly in colder climates like Europe and north America. This also applies to snakes and things, just an FYI
Of course you will get bored luckily grandpa and grandma had a remedy.
No TV no video games, no electric or money required!!
Grandpa would pass the time by fighting other boys, beating each other to a bloody pulp and laughing about it all day after. But if that’s not your style Grandma used to go to the opera house and watch plays. Did you know community theater has always been a cheap entertainment? $15 at the door or offer to help clean after the play was her usual Friday night out.
Then there’s things like fishing, catching lizards, sewing, reading the bible, throwing mud at boys, tie a rope on a tree to swing around, etc…
Believe it or not boredom is not a new invention, people have always been creative to pass the time- I’m sure you can come up with something too.
Never trust politics especially when you agree with them. They will generally always let you down. Who knew this? Grandma!!
Picture this 1929 Germany, everyone is broke, unemployment has reached 40%, communism is trying to take over the country, and everyone is talking about a strange man named Adolf Hitler. “Fix inflation” he says. “Get rid of communism” he shouts. “Destroy all forms of evil in Germany” he tells the crowds of thousands cheering.
Oh sure grandma was poor too and he had loads of good ideas, which is why everyone loved him… but at 8 years old grandma told her father “he only wants to get rid of the communist so he can take control of the banks”.
That’s about the sum of what happened with him.
During Hitlers time in Germany, grandma grew up into a young adult with all her friends. She did what every teenage girl does, dated boys, went to dances, dressed up, slumber parties, worried about grades in school… (at least as much as any teenage girl does). When the Russians invaded Germany and Hitler was done, everyone was in a panick while grandma was falling in love with grandpa. Truly it seemed to barely phase her that the whole continent was completely leveled by bombs.
When she came to the states she found presidents running for office wernt much different then Hitler vs the Communist- but she particularly liked Kennedy and Ragen.
Then of course there was the German environment of Jewish prejudice. Grandma worked for a Jewish owned chocolate factory as a little girl. As far as she was concerned the Jews were good people for helping her family when they needed it. Then theres concentration camps, she had no idea it was even going on. She thought Jews were going to Israel like anyone else at the time. Otherwise she didn’t think they were evil people or Hitler would go as far as slaughtering them. She like many Germans didn’t fully believe concentration camps even existed either- again she didn’t trust the Allied forces propaganda anymore then German propaganda. Well why should she, they were executing people needlessly and siding with Russia- only to go to war with Russia just 5 years after ww2. How does anyone know what to believe…. one verse out of the bible talks about this:
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. – Psalm 146:3
Put your trust in God not a political candidate. The government isn’t there to fix your problems, you are there to fix your own problems.
The Devils Box
This comes more from my grandparents parents. When silent movies were just coming out in the 20s people thought it was satanic. When television came out people thought it was the mark of the beast!!
This sounds crazy now but let me tell you, they were on to something.
Here we have a box that preys on people with Illusions, photo editing, music, and distraction from reality. HELLO!! The entire bases of TV entertainment is to entertain people by manipulating their emotions- satanic indeed. Here is what the soviets were using for propaganda to brainwash people in russia. Here is were corporations pump advertisements into your brain. Here is the thing that makes people look like zombies in their seat while receiving ‘programing’.
Well TV has come a long way since 1920s, now we have it in our computers and pockets, we check up with our friends on it, we do our bank with it, we take photos with it, email, watch ‘reality tv’ with it, we write BLOGS with it!!
On average we stare at a screen almost all the time, TV is not just in our living room- it’s everywhere.
There are even people who can’t stand to look at the real world because their iPhone have better pixels and resolution then the real world.
Think of how much brainwashing that actually entails. If only the soviets in communist russia thought of led and amold screens first… they would force feed it to people everywhere, and make it completely affordable, and probably start up a social network to monitor the way people talked to each other. They may even secretly collect data from a search engine to see what people are looking up and reading about. :cough cough:
If you think Satan wouldn’t take full fledged advantage of this you must also think he’s stupid.
Something funny about this Idea is, its actually pretty new to me. When I was a kid growing up my pastors and Sunday school teachers always told us one day the whole church will be martyrs. It wasn’t until the internet did I learn Jesus will pull every one off the earth before gods wrath, AND that we will disappear leaving our cloths behind in our place… I had no idea just how prevalent this idea actually was until a few years passed. My question is, what bible are you people reading?
Where in the book does it say ANY of this? How many of you are willing to go to places like China or Syria and tell Christians this apparent aspect of non-persecution? Manly my question is Are you seriously devoted to god enough to give your own life with a belief he wont let evil people execute you?
Another common line of thinking with Pre tribers is Revelation is all of gods wrath and judgement. The truth is, Gods wrath and judgement only comes in after the 2 witnesses in the mid point- Mainly his wrath is at the very end. Most of revelation is not god, It’s the environment the wicked and unrighteous people of the earth create. This includes the seals and the 7 bowls, AND the Antichrists (beast of the Sea and Earth). What god does in the beginning is simply coax things to rush along. He wants this to run its course and fast, What he is doing with the 7 seals and bowls is kick starting certain events to get the wicked and the righteous to react.
The best seal to use as an example of all this, is the 5th seal,
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?- Revelation 6:9-19
Not only does this verse tell us Christians will be executed, but it also tells us Christians will be preaching through the duration of the first 4 seals. By preaching the love of god during times of War (1st & 2nd seal), Economic Calamity (3rd Seal), and great Sickness (4th Seal) Christians immediately make them selves a target. The Atheists and other false religions, Do not want to hear it at this point. They also do not want to hear God is punishing them because they turned their back on him… The very mention of it becomes so irritating to them they start getting rid of Christians. However it is more then that, The first 3 seals are clearly not from god parse’.
First Seal and Second Seal– A man going on a conquering rampage is the first seal. The second seal is seems like a reaction to the first. These 2 run together pretty closely, I shouldn’t have to explain to you that if say Russia bombed China- It’s a given China is going to bomb them back. In this case however we see the whole of the earth is first being bombed by 1 guy/country, All diplomatic relations become so intense, countries begin bombing each other in a random frenzy. As to what set of political atmosphere this diplomatic instability would have to take place, we don’t know- we have yet to ever see it, though it’s reminiscent of WW1 and WW2. With all this bombing naturally the next inevitability is Economic Calamity.
Third Seal– Economic calamity often comes from rich people being too greedy- on the 3rd seal we see an example of “The yachts are lifted but the peasants drown”. Ask yourself this, which class of people were getting onto the life boats on Titanic, and which class was gated up in the lower decks of the ship? This isn’t a new concept, we watched it happen in the recent rescission I ask you; with all the hundreds of billions of dollars given to the richest people in America, how many average Americans could have erased most of their debts completely if Obama gave them the money instead?
Fourth Seal– Sickness and poverty often go together- place in all these wars and yes we get an pandemic spreading like wildfire over a 3rd of the earth. Mostly this comes from malnutrition in impoverish conditions, but the filth of living in a war zone also enables it. Again were not seeing gods wrath yet, were seeing an inevitable result of war and poverty.
The wicked evil doers of the world do not want to hear they are doing wrong. With just these first 4 seals, we see it plainly each seal runs off the next. During this time I expect Christians shouting “We can not keep bombing each other” or “Employers must fix wages” and “We must care for the sick”. When you yourself haven’t any money or enough food for yourself it is very hard to say “I want to help the sick”. No the sick are dieing anyway, there’s no hope for them, Christians are wasting valuable resources. Were looking at a time period when the whole of the earth is on “Survivor mode”. You may even expect to see cannibalism due to desperation.
So after the fifth seal, the sixth seal tells us The sun will go dark and the moon will be blood red. What this says to me very plainly Is christians will be on this planet just before the lights go out. The whole earth will be on a blackout, though even here god does not cast his judgement- Instead he waits and lets the cards fall into place on their own. Skip to Conclusion if Blood moon Theory does not apply to you
Blood Moon Tetrads
Then there is the issue of the Blood Moon tetrad theory. I am so amazed how Bible believing christians so easily listen to pastors John Hagee and Mark Biltz. While most of these same Christians claim to despise false prophets and charismatics, they sit there and rebuke me when I point out this is clearly false. I have actually sat down on NASA’s website Looking for the alleged tetrades this theory proposes, all the way to the 1500’s… Since this theory Claims NASA’s moon records confirm this tetrad, and since I also assume not everyone working for NASA is part of a conspiracy to cover up moon cycles in the 1500’s- The fact is these tetrads do not show up in any records at all- accept for Blitzs book. Can we say false prophet?
Your first clue should have been again, the first 5 seals. Non of these have come to pass yet on such a scale. “Oh but Christians are being persecuted in Syria, China, Boko Haram, XYZ”. This is nothing new, weve always been persecuted. As Christians we were persecuted by the Catholic Church simply for reading a bible… Do you honestly think this is a qualifier for the 5th seal of martyrdom? No the bible is very clear Christians all over will be executed, that includes America and Europe, just as much as the Middle East and where ever. The fact is this, were just not there yet- at best we could say were at the 3rd seal; however even the recession wasn’t quite as bad as economic calamity can get.
Next we also see the interesting aspect of so much attention to just one verse in the Bible. First of all, The moon does’nt turn red- The name “Blood” moon is an old name it also refers to the Harvest moon. Why they called it “Blood” moon has to do with pagan rituals- of which Christians are practicing/observing with this theory. Amazing this same group of Christians are usually the ones who are yelling at people about practicing Halloween and being Luke warm. Yes I’m throwing it down your throat like that, because angelfish actually looks into things- where as many of you take things at face value. The theory relies on 2 specific trains of thought defined below:
Pseudoscience: is a claim, belief or practice which is falsely presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, lacks supporting scientific evidence or plausibility, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status. Pseudoscience is often characterized by the use of vague, contradictory, exaggerated or unprovable claims, an over-reliance on confirmation rather than rigorous attempts at refutation, a lack of openness to evaluation by other experts, and a general absence of systematic processes to rationally develop theories.
Pseudohistory is a pejorative term applied to a type of historical revisionism. It purports to be history, and uses ostensibly-scholarly methods and techniques (which in fact depart from standard historiographical conventions), but is inconsistent with established facts or with common sense and often involves sensational claims whose acceptance would significantly require rewriting accepted history. The term may apply to a theory or to a work or works based on that theory. Cryptohistory is a related term, sometimes applied to pseudo-historical publications based on occult notions.The pejorative nature of the term arises from the implication of ignorance, deliberate misrepresentation, carelessness, gullibility or poor scholarship on the part of the (pseudo)historian.
What these 2 definitions amount to there is a word for it; “Sensationalism”
(especially in journalism) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement.
I can see very plainly if Christians spent less time listening to pastors and more time reading their bible, they would be able to spot a lie very quickly. I also see if Christians spent less time tickling their ear and more time spreading the word of god, As God’s word is told to us, Their probably wouldn’t need to be the 7 seals in revelation. I actually suspect the earth would turn more to Christ and less to man. However as these things go, even the very elect fall prey to deception. Some of you pride yourselves in these theories- I’ve heard it said by many of “Blood Mooners” that “theres only 300 people listening to this youtube video, Narrow is the way”… No, there’s a side more then 300, that was just a crappy Youtube channel that doesn’t get any attention, there’s no truth there- the graphics are just as cheap as the one trying to “Educate” you.. Then there is the “Pre-Tribers” with “Jesus Loves me, he would never hurt me.” Yes it’s true he loves you and wouldnt hurt you, but hes not the one you have to worry about.
The fact is on Bible prophecy I am convinced were there on one bases.
And for thiscauseGod shall sendthemstrongdelusion,thatthey should believe a lie:That they all might be damnedwhobelievednot the truth,but had pleasureinunrighteousness.-2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
The most common and prevailing thing we have now today Is deception. This Is the first sign of the end times- However we are no where near the rest. The reason I know were not there yet is because so many of Christians easily believe anything but the bible itself. Consider to yourself how to learn about things, in your head there is a scale, On one side this is what your being told- on the other side you dont add anything. This is called a one sided perspective. In everything you hear you must listen with a grain of salt and look into the counter argument before establishing it as fact or fiction. This is how you come to a rational argument. In this way of thinking the evidence side of the scale must be equal to the grain of salt of the what you heard side of the scale.Most things you hear are bs anyway, I don’t know why most havn’t learned this. As it is, I pray the church members find wisdom, and the ability to do this with discernment.
See Tides of Deception for more information on how your mind is being spoon feed nonsense.
And for thiscauseGod shall sendthemstrongdelusion,thatthey should believe a lie:That they all might be damnedwhobelievednot the truth,but had pleasureinunrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
If we should learn anything through history we must ask the question: ‘How did Adolf Hitler deceive the whole nation of Germany?’ the reason this question is so important is because if we should enter the end times, you (and everyone else) will be very much deceived- in like manner to the Germans. You as a christian have been called to come out of this world not be apart of it, ask yourself- what does that mean? unfortunately, many of you havnt a clue of either these questions. You think you know, and to be fair you may have half of the answer- but sadly many don’t and so I felt compelled to spell it out. There is a brief background before getting to the point, I advise not to skip ahead.
Adolf Hitler did not have to try too hard.Germany was primed already for him.
Through out the 20’s, during the period known as Wiemar republic, Germany was broke- dirt broke. The masses crammed
down leftist Socialism as the solution- some turned even to communist ideas. For 11 years from 1919-1930 Germany’s situation would continuously go from bad to worse. Unemployment went to a staggering 40%, many suspected it was alot higher due to people giving up on filing unemployment. Inflation was rampant, a loaf of bread was 500,000+ marks (this being the days before debit cards) people had to replace wallets with briefcases to go shopping. Burning bills in the stove was cheaper then buying coal to heat the house. All the while the politicians shouted out “Progress” and “Change”- meanwhile those same politicians would knowingly create policies to destroy the country. The German patriots and nationalists often met together discussing what the socialist and communist politicians were doing. A young man, Adolf Hitler would often hear these men out. It was painfully obvious by 1926 the government wasn’t helping and the problem was liberalism. Adolf Hitler took it upon himself to restart the National Socialist Party from late 1800’s. The party was never ver popular before, he managed to get it back up with just 5 members. Hitler would then begin his political campaign.
What kinds of things did Adolf Hitler tell people so they would vote for him?
Hitler began public speaking in 1926-1927 with just 5 fellow community organizers. He held conferences at hotels, stood on his soap box in the streets, went to banquets and coffee shops. Where ever there was an ear Hitler made sure to do it on the cheap. He then decided to change tactics- part of the problem with public speaking is when you don’t tell people something they will later hear from someone else, nothing you say to them will stick. Adolf Hitler realized this and decided it was better to start using pamphlets- to reach the broadest audience possible. The more people who hear what he has to say, the more they will talk to each other about it. (He wrote a whole chapter on propaganda in ‘Mein Kampf’ detailing his tactics very extensively) He told people things like ‘The German people deserve better, a restoration of national pride’ and ‘My struggle to liberate the German people from the grips of communism needs your help’. From 1926 – 1930 (in just 4 years) Adolf Hitlers ideas of patriotism and far right ideas spread through the nation like crazy. He was an excellent speaker, and he also had a solid political plan.
What was Adolf Hitlers Political Plan?
What germans loved about Hitler most was he knew how to fix all the problems of the Wiemar republic. The solutions were so simple, but the first thing that had to be done was get rid of all the other political parties. Socialism and Communism was the reason Germany was in this mess- obviously since they were the only other political parties, getting rid of them just made sense right? Hitler made it clear this was essential, because any thing he tried to do would be blocked by socialist and communist votes in the German government. Oh but this comes with fixing Germany by creating a dictatorship- a tiny matter that did not phase the German public one bit. See the Germans were so desperate and poor, they were willing to elect anyone that sounded like they knew what they were talking about. Hitler was correct, Socialist and communist had to go, but does the means justify the outcome? Was there another way? 2 questions Hitler never asked the public, and when his plan took affect it was too late for the public to ask themselves.
So what does this have to do with end times?
Short answer, Everything. See the antichrist is coming on the platform of peace and safety, not death and destruction. Hitler is simply a perfect model of how these things go. Oh yes Hitler did a fine job fixing Germany’s problems, He forced private businesses to hire people- completely eliminating unemployment from 40%-0 in just 2 years. Hitler also eliminated crime in a short time- even the theives in the streets were happy to have a job. He brought inflation down and set up a “Inflation central Control Office” that regulated the price of every commodity so inflation would never happen again. Everyone Loved Hitler for many very good reasons. (It’s easy to read this and snub your nose at them, but consider these are real peoples lives- its too easy to be flip reading about them in a short blog). Assuming every human being wants more money, a decent job, and not alot of troubles- well this is the kinds of things a leader would have to do to make that happen. They called him the “Savior of Germany” simply because he truly did save Germany from utter ruin. Though Hitler went a lot further then this (A LOT further) he made it a point to not make people “Feel” like every thing the people watched on tv, read, worked with, went to school with, their doctor, and many others were not some form of agent or propaganda piece issued from him. He had an emphasis on keeping a “light touch”. I tell you right now to take notes, because this is how the Antichrist will come only on a larger/global scale.
What Do I want you to take from this?
The Germans were primed for nationalism before they fell into it- Socialism and communism was for them a means to an end. Once the whole country was swept by the tides of extreme liberalism, they found themselves loathing it so much they were easily swayed to the ideas of the far right. What I see today, virtually everywhere on facebook (primarily christians), is people doing this exact thing right here in America. On every election year you have a choice the left winged Democrat or the right winged Republican. (Picture the tides of the sea swaying back and forth) And almost every election year, people become so tired of the previous party so they go vote for the other.With this we see massive waves of propaganda coming to us from all directions. Like a flood wave crashing on the shore its “Pro Guns” “Green Energy” “Gay Marriage” etc… Some of these even go into deep conspiracies, many dont even have a bases in fact. Moreover, since most Americans started going online, this propaganda has become so aggressive. There is virtually no way to turn it off, we see it all the time. So much so, even the way people talk to each other is different (when they talk to each other). Ever notice in the 90’s people didnt talk as much about political issues as they do now? It’s nearly impossible anymore to have a casual conversation with someone with out them bringing up something Obama said.
What this tells me is, most Americans
Put more hope, trust, and faith in politicians then God or even just themselves to fix their problems. (Statist Mentality)
Beginning to not even know the difference between fact or fiction anymore- Convinced fiction is fact and vice verse’.
Ideas sway to and fro believing only what the last youtube video they watched told them
This is such a dangerous way to think, combined with ignorance- many Americans are flinging around propaganda pieces like wild fire, not even knowing it. This is exactly How Hitler Rose to power, this is also how the communist orchestrated the Bolsheviks- it wasnt just the leaders it was primarily the people. Some of you asked why there is so much Hamas support in Europe and America- I tell you they didn’t get their ideas from nowhere, or on their own. Yet they dont care most of their ideas come from a handful of Muslim Brotherhood websites from Iraq, Egypt, Iran, and Syria during the recent Arab Spring. No one says anymore ‘I need to fact check our sources’- no one says “I’d like to look at the background of this guy”- this is called (by the communist party of USSR) “Social Conditioning”. My friends, many of you are already drowning in the tides of deception. Even as you oppose liberalism you are swept up.
What Can I do?
Fact Check your information before accepting it as fact- do background checks on journalist etc. It’s the boring part of research but if youre just ‘learning for entertainment’ then youre not really learning- your most likely just getting your head filled with nonsense.
Dont be so focused on what this or that politician is saying- take it down a few notches- control your enthusiasm
Learn the difference between propaganda and facts. Usually if it’s made into a video, its propaganda (theres your first clue) I noticed lately if it sounds kinda like an Apple commercial its a good second clue. Third realize Documentaries are not real- at least lately. Documentaries made before 1990 tried to be as accurate as possible, do some digging they’re fairly easy to search by year.
Know what the bible says!! The biggest thing- Today we have so many people like End Times Enthusiasts, Joel Osteen, and TB Joshua who will tell you this and that- in truth they dont even know their bible as literally as they say- often they’re just interested in a thumbs up click and a donation. These will sway you into so much deception you wont even know what you’re reading when you read the bible (i’m pretty sure there’s a psychological term for this). Long story short, The better you know what the bible says on a variety of subjects, the better you are going to be at spotting a false teacher/prophet.
I might even recommend reading that chapter in Mein Kampf about propaganda- The reason being modern propagandist took notes from both Communists and Nazi’s. Hitler was very detailed, but brief, about how he and the communists used propaganda, I’ll be sure to insert a link below if your interested in learning from original sources. Also because so many end times enthusiasts prey on “The Mark of the Beast” and “The Antichrist” I will refer you to my article on the subject from the literal perspective. I like to just tell people “Dont listen to anything untill the third temple is announced to be built”, However thats not good enough for some so I’ll pick the whole thing apart in a link below. If you don’t click on anything AT LEAST checkout the film “The Art of Deception” below.
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.” (Psalm 146:3-5)
As a foot Note I would Like to draw your attention to specific passage from “Mein Kampf” Chapter 6. What I’d like you to do as an Excersize is think about a recent ‘Social Documentary’ you may have watched either on TV, Youtube, or Netflix. Hydrofracking, or Zeitgiest for example- would any of that reminisce to this passage? :
“A similar situation prevails with what we today call propaganda.
The function of propaganda does not lie in the scientific training of the individual, but in calling the masses’ attention to certain facts, processes, necessities, etc., whose significance is thus for the first time placed within their field of vision.
The whole art consists in doing this so skillfully that everyone will be convinced that the fact is real, the process necessary, the necessity correct, etc. But since propaganda is not and cannot be the necessity in itself, since its function, like the poster, consists in attracting the attention of the crowd, and not in educating those who are already educated or who are striving after education and knowledge, its effect for the most part must be aimed at the emotions and only to a very limited degree at the so-called intellect.
All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to. Consequently, the greater the mass it is intended to reach, the lower its purely intellectual level will have to be. But if, as in propaganda for sticking out a war, the aim is to influence a whole people, we must avoid excessive intellectual demands on our public, and too much caution cannot be exerted in this direction.
The more modest its intellectual ballast, the more exclusively it takes into consideration the emotions of the masses, the more effective it will be. And this is the best proof of the soundness or unsoundness of a propaganda campaign, and not success in pleasing a few scholars or young aesthetes.
The art of propaganda lies in understanding the emotional ideas of the great masses and finding, through a psychologically correct form, the way to the attention and thence to the heart of the broad masses. The fact that our bright boys do not understand this merely shows how mentally lazy and conceited they are.
Once we understand how necessary it is for propaganda to be adjusted to the broad mass, the following rule results:
It is a mistake to make propaganda many-sided, like scientific instruction, for instance.
The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan. As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered. In this way the result is weakened and in the end entirely cancelled out.”
So I’ve just reached my 666 th view here on the blog. What better reason to discuss the Mark of The Beast!!! Silly reason I know, but its just as good an excuse as any reason so here we go.
What is the mark of the beast? Revelation gives us 5 distinct clues: Revelation 13:16-18
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Everyone will be required to have it. it will be forced on us.
It has something to do with money.
It goes on the right hand or forehead. (perhaps its optional where you put it)
It will be some kind of mark or label to it.
666 will have something to do with the man issuing it out.
There is a little bit more the bible tells us later about this mark.
(Rev. 14: 9) God will declare judgement on all who take the mark
(Rev 16: 2) An angel will pour out a bowl and all who received the mark get festering sores.
In all this there is the constant reference to ‘Those who receive the mark, AND worshiped the image of the beast’. By Revelation 20: 4 Those who didnt have the mark went to heaven, those who did went to hell.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Heres the scary thing, all this actually sounds very possible- I know many are convinced we are coming to this time. Something that is such a blessing about this prophecy is the way it’s worded to us. God makes certain things in revelation somewhat vague as if to say he wants this to ‘Run its Course’ without anyone being able to interfere ahead of time. At the same time, he gives us a very clear set of criteria to look for, when the time comes so we as believers can avoid his wrath and judgement.
There isn’t much ‘symbolism’ with the mark of the beast at all, while 666 might seem important, it really isn’t. How obvious should it be to you the day its announced “You have to take this thing in your hand or forehead to buy or sell anything. If you don’t you will be killed” my guess here is the first 4 things should spell this out to you perfectly, that thing they want you to take IS the mark of the beast. Since when has humanity ever required such a curious mark under such harsh terms? How dumb do you have to be not to connect the dots when this obvious event will occur?
If we look at the way the verse mentions 666
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
To me this sounds like an optional thing about it to look for- as the man wont be very well known (or apparent) to most people. That says alot in itself actually, it tells me the Beast of the Sea will be operating behind closed doors- he may not even be in the public spotlight- indeed this is constant with how Satan and his agents have always worked. Lets pick the Beast of the Sea apart. Revelation 13:1-10
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Now we see the beast of the Earth: Revelation 13: 11-13
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Wow what a mouthful right, but again we see some very distinct clues that qualifies someone to be a Beast of the Sea:
He will be very blasphemous
Satan will give him power (the dragon is satan)
There will be a wound on his head, very badly but now its healed
People will worship Satan and praise his creation of the beast. (Whats funny is the way they worship the beast. they ask; “Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” as if they are worshiping him out of fear).
he will reign 42 months and blaspheme God the whole time.
There is a tabernacle (there has only been 2 tabernacles, suggesting a third one is coming or perhaps another kind of reference to the Bible or Gods house)
He will kill Christians possibly Jews, yet here the bible tells us don’t worry God will deal with him.
Beast of the Earth
The beast of the Earth will come and also have the great power of Satan,
This beast will tell everyone to worship the Beast of the Sea. (it sounds a bit like tag team and reenforcing the first beast).
There will be some kind of Image, like fire from the sky. It will Speak, it will have life (probably animated) and everyone has to worship him.
Both Beasts will control the world
See what I am saying earlier about working behind the scenes. The beast of the sea is somewhere in the background, while the other beast is doing all the work. There is always the blue collar guy isn’t there . Also there is a specific time frame laid out 42 months is 3.5 years. in the Jewish calender (which this could be based on) has 11 months to a year, bringing it not far off to 3.8 years. We also know there are plans in Israel laid out already to build the third temple. There are places like The Temple Institute who boast to already have the construction materials, cloths and props, and blueprints set aside- all they need is the Israeli government approval to tear down the Dome of the Rock and rebuild. That day may very well come lets say if Israel wasn’t in a 2 state solution. (That should be your first and obvious red flag, when Israel no longer tolerates Muslims, OR when Muslims tell the Jews the site belongs to them, not Allah- Either case will come as a very big deal and very well known world headlines).
Yet I find myself questioning the possibility if it is a reference to earlier temples, aka The Bible- specifically the old testament. Or perhaps a metaphor for the church, since the tabernacle was the house of God- now we have Churches. Both theories could be supported by the beast obvious animosity towards Christians, we could even speculate the Vatican is the new testament version of the tabernacle. Puzzling, but I know my God doesn’t like convoluted metaphors, or double speak- Truley i’m sold on something more literal, at best were talking about past temples in the Bible not the Vatican. Preferably, I want to see a third temple in place for conviction.
Of all the silly people to accuse as the antichrist the current Idea is Obama. The president or Prime Minister I admit is a good start but keep in mind;
First Obama has reigned for more then 3.5-3.8 years (Yes people are that stupid to let this happen). Second, Obama hasn’t had any debilitating head injuries. Third, He can be pretty blasphemous, but if he were killing Christians it would be noticeable. Fourth, you could say he is A antichrist but he isnt THE antichrist- which is why I say we need to get into the habit of calling this what the bible calls it “Beast of the Sea”. The Bibles definition of ‘Anti-Christ’ is broad and general, basically anyone who denies Jesus is a antichrist (1 John 2:22). And it says many will come and has always come(1 John 2:18). The only book in the bible that even mentions the word ‘Antichrist’ is in John. None of the sequence of events here match Obama’s presidency, or Clinton, or Kennedy, or the Prime minister of England. It seems they are just bad leaders, who need gods gift of wisdom. And a nation to think before they vote [Coughs] or atleast pray their leaders will come to christ in huge public displays [coughs again]. (Though I wasn’t alive then I kinda like Kennedy :-p).
What I am saying is we need more credibility in who we pin the title of this on. It isn’t good enough to pick any random bad leader, there is a specific set of criteria laid out, and at least give the man a chance to be born first. Who ever that might be. Conspiracy theory based on lies only makes you and the bible look like an idiot.
666 is Bismillah
So here is an interesting theory I came across, many dont know it originated from Walid Shoebat. The mark of the beast is Bismillah which means Praise Allah. There are some obvious holes with this that is worth pointing out. Number 1 he did not actually use the oldest Greek Bible in the world (as he originally claimed). The oldest Greek Bible in the world (for those who follow my blog know) Is Codex Sinaiticus. It comes to us from the 4th century and is available online via photograph- unedited or censored, never touched by evil Catholics wanting to cover up secrets in the bible. Praise be to God!! (I have to say it because of so much conspiracy theorists need to know, the bible doesn’t rely on the Vatican keeping all the records)
Getting back to the point. Shoebat tells us “Six hundred threescore and six” spells in Greek the same thing as the Arab word for Bismillah. As Illustrated below.
This is true, all we have to do is rotate the middle letter and we seem to have a match. Here is the problem, When we turn to Codex Sinaiticus. Revelation 13: 18 where the verse in question is referenced we see “εϲτιν εξακοϲιαι εξηκο” This translated to English means “Six Hundred three score Six” what you see in the image to the left comes 200 years later from the unknown texts Shoebat provides (he never tells us the manuscript he used). The Greeks began writing things with a different dialect by then- Simply so “Six hundred three score six” becomes “Six hundred Sixty Six”. At the same time this doesn’t seem to come from any ancient clergy texts or copies of the bible. If John wrote down what he saw in the vision- and interpreted into Greek, which is what he understood (And what shoebat tells us), Since were all using original sources, Why does the oldest Bible record it as εϲτιν εξακοϲιαι εξηκο? Not to mention the dialect change on a random unknown document that is 200 years younger?
What all this means I’m not entirely sold all of this is centered around Islam. Which coincidentally Shoebats ministry seems to focus on nothing else. (yes we can talk about biased opinions also false teachers). Truly the mark of the beast has nothing to do with Bismillah. Also what does this have to do with money and transactions? The Greek and Arabic looking alike, is a good thought, but language is fickle- And its known the Ottomans took Byzantine empire (Greece) around this time, so its easy to see where the dialect could have been borrowed. Finally, I will also give this credit on Muslims forcing us to wear head and arm bands or be beheaded in worship to Allah. This sounds like something a terrorist group will do, but it just has too shaky of a foundation.
Everyone will be required to have it. it will be forced on us.
It has something to do with money.
It goes on the right hand or forehead. (perhaps its optional where you put it)
It will be some kind of mark or label to it.
666 will have something to do with the man issuing it out.
I copied our criteria earlier here, because truth be told this holds the best scrutiny that I’ve heard of. Lets say the Illuminati take over the world. They want a full scale technocratic society and EVERYONE has to have a microchip in their hand. The chip is used for money, you can pay by swiping your hand at the store register credit card machine, Or say pay by shaking hands. Maybe you had your hands blown off, Maybe your hands are paralyzed, maybe you don’t want it in your hand (Asian cultures make deals by Bowing, India has a thing for marks on their forehead for all kinds of reasons). What ever reason that chip doesn’t go in the hand you can put it in your forehead. Ok this meets the criteria 1-4, the problem with #5 is dominantly its believed by this theory Bar codes have 666 in them. Since RFID tech relies on bar codes to work, well its basic logic where they get this. However, this is not a number of a man its a number of a thing. A good deal many things and people at this point- the bible is describing the man as Singular. Fortunately this is pretty expendable to the model. It’s plain to see by prophecy, only when the time comes we will know who the Beast of the Sea is, and what 666 has to do with him.
RFID chips by all means still match the criteria perfectly. What a scary thought Vets offer it now to our pets. I for one will not subject my Cat or Dog to Gods wrath by getting them chipped. I don’t know if they go to heaven but im not willing to gamble their souls. It’s easy enough to keep the door closed so the cats don’t get loose, and keep the fence gate shut so the dogs can poop and not go to far from the back door. The thing is it starts with experiments on animals, next Senior Citizens (already in the works), then dare I say YOU.
So what I get from this digression is when ever it is announced I am required to take something in my hand that lets me make payments the answer is NO!! I wont do it for my cats and dogs, I definitely wont do it for myself. As a christian when the time comes I will shout it out in the streets “DO NOT TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ITS_______”!!! I am sure I will soon be met with my head getting cut off. AND I will gladly make it easy for them to do it. Without Christ in this world, its a miserable place to live. Plus the unrighteous will make it a point to turn the whole thing into barbaric hell hole. Frankly, I’m not interested in seeing Gods wrath on a first hand account. My faith in Jesus can not be so easily shaken I cant simply stick with good old fashioned cash or trade goods. The real thing you need to decide is, are you willing to do the same?
I am within the mark when i say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life. – James c Hefley
The one that practices a real love for you’re enemy. the one that corrects them when they are wrong, and tries to show them the truth even when they dont want to hear it. The same one that exist today that is the sole reason we no longer throw people into a Colosseum with Lions for public sport. The one that gave birth to the idea of hospitals and orphanages instead of tossing the sick and parent-less into the city dump like unwanted garbage (True story btw), The one that invented the idea of giving to charity freely, not charity as a loan. The true religion is one that gets the most scrutiny from all the religions that seek to do the opposite of these things can be the only TRUE religion – because most religions are like the coal that surrounds a diamond.
Think to yourself what the world was like before Christianity. Human life was cheap and expendable. Slavery was considered by most poor people a blessing, that they would no longer starve to death in the streets. Look today at countries where Christianity is the minority- see how people live.
In India there is still the practice of ‘Untouchables’- people who are left in the streets not allowed to beg or receive charity until they die. You can become one of these untouchables simply by getting fired from a job, your family will abandon you,society will say you are worthless and undeserving of another job. Gay people in India, are either executed in the public square- or they receive a mark on their head so they can not enter any town, essentially cut off from civilization and survive on their own in the jungle. Meanwhile, Hinduism insists on the Western New Age movement they are a religion of Peace, Love and Truth. For some reason these things (and many others) escape the new age crowd.
Oh but lets talk about why cannibalism is no longer prevalent in the world- Yes it was Christians Who went through out the whole world and stopped many native places from eating each other. I remember reading about the history of an island nation called Tonga. Its a very small Island chain in the south pacific. It began as natives farming humans for cannibalism. In the 1800’s missionaries went to Tonga to find the they were surrounded by Cannibals. The missionaries wrote back to the church that they were showing the people how to farm so they can stop cannibalism and needed supplies and more bibles to teach the natives how to read. Soon the missionaries stoped writing back, the church thought the cannibals ate them- indeed they did eat the missionaries. 50 years later another group of missionaries came back to the island thinking they were going to a death trap. To their surprise the natives were farming now, discussing the bible with each other, they even had a hut set up as a church on Sundays. For what ever reason the natives ate the first group, their work was not in vain- Tonga today is still a christian country thanks to them. Praise be to God!!!
I could point to the middle east, yet I think it should be self explanatory. I could point to the Mayans who called Human Sacrifice a holy thing. I could point to ancient Egyptians, who’s god was Pharaoh (a mortal man) and built his kingdom on the backs of slaves. I can point to even Atheist whom reinvented the idea of humans being worthless wild apes and came up with things like Communism. But of all these we see a common thread- They all call good Evil and evil Good – They all celebrate each others sins and tell us it’s Diversity.
So you ask me what is the true religion, I tell you to take a look around. There is only one Religion that is a diamond amongst coal. The religion that shapes society into good people, who care for one another, that calls Good Good and Evil Evil, unashamed to tell things how they really are. Oh indeed a Christian will yell at you when your doing wrong- but truly out of love. You want to be apart of something greater then yourself? You want to be included in something that has revolutionized the world? You need to become one of the brothers and sisters in Christ.
As the Centuries pass, the evidence is accumulating that, measured by his effect on history, Jesus is the most influential life ever lived on this planet. – Kennith Scott Latourette