May 25, 2018

An Eye Opening Tour

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“The Truth is More Important Than Civility”

I was reading a Kurt Schlichter article sent to me from Townhall. It’s about civility and truth and the battle that rages between the liberals and conservatives (wink-wink). From my perspective, a perspective that is far from the “normal,” the author appears to use different terms to mean the same thing. For example, is there a difference between Left, liberal, and democrat? Definitely!

But I’m not interested so much to debate the ups and downs of this article, but only to address two statements made. To keep my discussion also in context with the article, let me say that the author, as I interpret things, is confusing a bit to me.  While preaching “civility” he also says that giving in to the demands of the Left should never happen and in the end says that if civility means surrendering, forget it. There seems to me anyway that there is great conflict between truth, civility, violence and the need to never back down from such things as defending one’s inalienable rights. More on this in a bit.

The first statement made is the following: “And truth is more important than civility.” 

As is usually the case, it’s important to examine the definitions of two keywords here – truth and civility.

An examination of “truth” from Webster’s shows us there is already confusion that comes from the meaning and use of the word. We find the number one definition as “the body of real things, events, and facts.” But we also find “…a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true.” Uh oh! And, …“fidelity to an original or to a standard.” Uh oh again! Then, let’s throw this in just to put the finishing touches to it – sincerity in action, character, and utterance.” (emboldening added)

Before we get into a further discussion about “truth,” let’s look at “civility” as also found from Webster. As the word applies to civilized conduct, Webster says the word means, “courtesy and politeness.” That’s pretty straightforward I would say.

It may not come as a surprise to anyone to discover there are real issues in the use of the term truth. Once again from my perspective, there is only one source of Truth (note the capital “T”) and that is what is found the Scriptures of our Creator, YHWH. Man’s “truth” as you can see, is confusing with indistinct, muddied and not well-defined meaning, as though it was crafted by lawyers. And that is much the root cause of many problems that exist in our society.

It is a simple task to call upon “truth” as something you have that nobody else does. But when you examine what man’s ideas of truth are you see that essentially it means whatever a person chooses to accept as their foundation of beliefs. Therefore truth and not Truth is a worthless instrument.

Some might ask why I didn’t choose to use the definition of truth as, “the body of real things, events, and facts.” We live in a post-normal world where there is no such thing that exists anymore that resembles real things, real events, or real facts. To deny it means you’re in serious trouble. I suggest help.

When we look at the original statement of “The truth is more important than civility,” what only exists in today’s world as a definition of “truth” tells us that it is pretty much impossible that any discussions or debates about anything can any longer be civil. When both sides, or multiple sides, claim to hold the truth, civility soon departs. Any form of civility is an exercise in compromising one’s well-crafted “truth.” Only politicians do that.

The second statement the author makes is this: “Civility is not a sign of weakness when a system of reasoned debate is in effect. But it is a sign of weakness, and will be taken as such by our enemies, when we cling to civility because we are too weak and afraid to admit the awful truth, that we are no longer a society ruled by reason but by power.

“You want a civil society again? Good – so do I. But the way to get it is not to surrender. It is to defeat those who want to crush you with lawless rulings by leftist judges, with economic warfare launched by woke corporations, and by the steady erosion of the rights your Creator granted you.

“If civility means submission, the hell with it.”

Putting this in the context of injecting man’s truth into a discussion of civility, shows how conflicting the statement becomes. Where both sides hold the “truth,” reasoned debate and thus civility, have taken a permanent vacation. The focus then becomes who will become the weaker of the two sides.

(Note: Were we ever ruled by anything other than power?)

In war, those more determined to win and never surrender are not operating within a theater of civility. No war is civil, whether physical, emotional or political.

The author calls upon the Right to rise up against the Left and not be weak by never surrendering, or allowing you to be “crushed” with “lawless rulings by leftist judges.” Is it that we should expect the Left to surrender or are we to beat them in a war? Remember, in the Left’s minds, just as the Right’s, they have dibs on the truth.

There is some truth in the statement that by the nature of conservatives, to live and let live, the Right has silently acquiesced to a more Leftist world/society. With constant cries to “go along to get along” and what appears to the Right as the only side that ever compromises (surrenders), perhaps the time has finally arrived (arriving with the onset of Artificial Intelligence which will become the new holder of man’s truth) that some on the Right see the end to their peaceful existence and are now just learning how to fight back.

It’s obvious as well that they are struggling with the concept.

So, what is the answer? The only answer is to seek the Creator’s Truth and to hell with man’s truth. It’s up to you. Government and party politics (Artificial Intelligence) are your enemies. It’s time to recognize and accept that.

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Tribulation Now – The Great Contest and Bigger Picture

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COTUS Antithetical – Always Has been Always Will Be Act Of Rebellion Against Real Freewill

Ted Weiland  There’s only one standard by which everything (including the Constitution) is to be ethically evaluated: By Yahweh’s unchanging morality as reflected in His Ten Commandments and their respective statues and judgments. When the Constitution is actually examined by this standard (instead of a bunch of dead politicians’ cherry-picked quotations), it’s found to be anything but biblically compatible. In fact, there’s hardly an Article or Amendment that’s not antithetical, if not seditious, to Yahweh’s sovereignty and morality. For evidence, see free online book “Bible Law vs. Constitution: The Christian Perspective,” in which every Article and Amendment is examined by the Bible, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/blvc-index.html.  Then, find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.
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To Understand: Technology, Artificial Intelligence, The Beast, Bible Prophecy

*Editor’s Note* – A bit over a year ago I wrote the below article, shared it with a couple of family members and then saved it away for good keeping. After watching a video today, one that was posted on this website by everyone’s favorite contributor, Rattler Rider, I thought it was time to take this work out of mothballs and share it.

Please consider reading it, with an open mind of course, and then watching the video that follows. Both have very much in common. 

I am guilty of one thing. My imagination is limited as you will see when you watch the video. I think my general thoughts on this issue are worthy of consideration but I am incapable of imagining what technology and “Artificial Intelligence” is, has, and will do to all of us.

Revelation 13:16,17

I’ve been doing some studying/research into these two verses of Scripture and asking Heavenly Father to cause His Spirit of Truth to guide me. Here are some thoughts. First, the two verses as found in the 1599 Geneva Bible:

16 And he made all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads.

17 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.”

I took some of the words of these two verses and began examining the original Hebrew and Greek text in order to better understand the meaning. Here’s what I have found.

Right, wrong or indifferent, many people have been taught that the “mark of the beast” is perhaps like even a tattoo, showing the number 666 on the forehead or the right hand. Is this accurate? I ask, not to be caught up in unimportant details, however, verse 18 explains about having “wisdom,” which can only come from our Savior and Heavenly Father.

I’m not going to go into a whole lot of detail but I will point out the following:

The “mark” is mostly straightforward. A mark, as from the original Hebrew can mean a “scratch” or an “etching.” It can also mean a “stamp” as in a stamp of servitude. Interesting this mark? It is obvious that such a “mark” is a means of recognition.

The Scripture says that the “Beast” will force everyone (or make every attempt to do so) receive “his mark.” [As to the “Beast,” that identity most likely requires a completely new set of studies. The “Beast” in this context is most commonly recognized as being the “Anti Christ,” and/or the system/conglomeration belonging to and in control of, the Anti Christ/Beast.] I will leave that for the moment.]

This mark will be “in” one of two locations on our bodies. The Scripture says so.

Let’s look at the “in” as used in the Hebrew. It can have more general meaning than what, in modern-day English, we most often refer to as “in.” We might think of “in” as being a precise location – in the eye, or in my ear, or in my hand. However, the Hebrew use of the word (epi) is used in general terms to describe a general place. Understand that I’m not suggesting that the use of this word doesn’t or can’t suggest a specific place, i.e. “on” the right hand or “on” the forehead – it might even mean “in” the hand or “in” the forehead. I’m only stating that the Hebrew term has several meanings and uses, some to include nonspecific places, including “near,” ”beside,” or “touching.”

We now look at the word “hand.” “Cheir” (“C” pronounced as “K”) or “khire” can mean the literal hand. It can also mean power or an instrument of power/authority.

The forehead, as used here, can have indistinct meaning as well. The word “metopon” can, in fact, mean the specific place of the forehead. But it is also used to suggest the face, or anywhere on or near the face.

Interesting.

Before getting a closer look and thoughts about verse 17, let me offer these ideas.

Evidently, the “Beast” is going to require everyone to have his “mark,” either on or near the hand or on or near the face/forehead – and maybe other options (see below).

We don’t know what the mark will be. I might be a tattoo but I doubt it. That would mean probably more people would oppose having a tattoo – for the wrong reasons – put on their face or hand. Think of the notorious murderer Charles Manson who has a tattoo of a Nazi swastika on his forehead. Even though tattoos these days seem to run rampant, it still remains but only in a small percentage of the population.

The “mark” might be a microchip, suggested by many, implanted into our face/forehead or hand/wrist. I might suggest that these implants are done without our knowledge but that seems a bit contrary to what the Scriptures tell us. It appears we will know the purpose of having this “mark,” although we might not know specifically by whom it is administered, therefore I have my doubts that a visible “666” will exist on the forehead or on the hand.

Consider that a “mark” may already exist. Perhaps we already have a “mark” used for buying and selling. I’m talking about our eyes (iris scan) and thumb or fingerprint. In the Hebrew, this idea does not seem contrary to possible translations. Remember, I am approaching the “mark” as a means of identification. For what other purposes might the “Beast” need a “mark?”

Just some thoughts and the reason for them is that I believe it is obvious that we are not going to be asked to do something very radical. We know that over time, the human brain can be manipulated by evil powers to dumb down certain things and that in time (how long?) we could be trained to accept something as radical as a big tattoo, or maybe even a brand from a hot branding iron, the way savages did it with slaves years ago.

I think we are wrongfully taught that all of us will have to have some “stamp” showing 666 on us. The Scriptures don’t tell us that. So let’s look at verse 17, which I discovered something I had never noticed before. Here’s the verse again:

17 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.

Read carefully what the verse says. It says “no man might buy or sell” unless he has the “mark.” The next word is very important. It says “OR.” “…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 I see that we might have three choices or that we need one of three identifiable instruments to buy and sell that are approved by “the beast.” What does that mean?

Verse 18 tells us that the number of the beast is the number of a man. We read that in the formation of “The Mysteries” around the same time as the rise of Nimrod and Old Babylon, the number of 666 was given to the original head of “The Mysteries,” – Janus. Janus or E-anush (Chaldee) means “The Man.” The Man was the fabricated false god of the Mysteries. Janus is also the same existence as Saturn. History tells us this. We know how there were so many names to describe the same person which makes the etymology of these languages extremely difficult to follow. (Satan: the author of confusion).

If we now know that the Mysteries gave the number 666 as one of the “mysteries” to the enlightened, as the number that gives title to Janus and that Janus is the same as Saturn, we also know that the Pope outwardly claims, although people choose to put on blinders, to be Saturn himself. If this is Truth and we follow the logical progression, wisdom might tell us that the “number of the man” i.e. 666 is the number of the Pope, the Image of the Anti-Christ. Isn’t it all that makes sense? Or not.

So let’s look again. The Image of the Anti-Christ is the Pope who carries with him the number of a man – 666. Will the Pope and his power structure, which we have been able to examine with the Spirit of Truth, have in place (or already has in place) a system that can be used in order that “small and great, rich and poor, free and bond” might buy and sell, i.e. to be able to eat to live? Readers that don’t understand the expansive power that encompasses the entire Earth by the Vatican, need to get busy and learn all about it. How else, can you recognize who you are choosing to follow?

Will those who are drinking the wine from the Cup of the Whore of Babylon even realize they are willingly taking the “mark” so that they can buy or sell? I doubt very seriously that anything that is part of this controlling instrument to buy and sell will be directly identifiable with the number 666, and yet if you polled the population of the world, are not they already so brainwashed and hung up on 666 that they won’t know it when it happens? They will or might be looking for an easily identifiable 666 and they don’t even know now who controls all the banking in the world. Let he who has wisdom?

Perhaps.

When the time comes, the Image of the Anti-Christ, the Pope, will be consumed by or possessed by, Satan. This is the point in which the “Beast” will cause all those without his “mark,” the instrument to buy and sell, to be killed.

But we need to go back and look again at verse 17. That Scripture tells us that in order to buy and sell, or in other words we must be a follower of the Anti-Christ, we must either have his “mark” OR his “name” or the “number of his name.”

I’m thinking, “What’s in your wallet?”

I might have the mark of the beast right in my wallet right now. I have a bank debit card, with a microchip in it. All banking is controlled by the City of London, which is owned and controlled by the Pope/Vatican, the Image of the Anti-Christ. Is my credit/debit card number, and all associated information stored on this system of banking, “the number of his name?”

We also know that the technology is also being used in which an iris scan is done, or a finger/thumb print scanned, in order to complete a transaction. Nobody identifies any of this as being done by “a number of a man.” We are still looking for the obvious 666.

I’m sure there are holes in this and I’m not saying it’s just exactly how things will and are going to be. I do know that we are very heavily deceived and along with that deception, we have wrongfully been taught certain things that are NOT the Truth. The Jesuits are teaching everywhere. They are doing this to mislead and to distract. How are we going to know when we are following Satan and when we are following the Savior if we don’t recognize and understand what’s going on around us?

Just some ideas to think about…not to obsess.

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Luke 21

20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
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2 Timothy 2:

2 TIMOTHY 2:

10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare{of pseudo laws made up by men influenced} of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
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An Aristocracy Headed by Yahweh, a People of Happiness

*Editor’s Note* – In the historic documents of Flavius Josephus, specifically “The Works of Josephus: Complete and Unabridged,” Book 4 and Chapter 8, Section 2, we find what is written below. As a preamble to this section, I first want to somewhat apologize (although not my work) for how the piece is written, i.e. as one long paragraph. In today’s world, few people can focus long enough to read the below work say nothing about deciphering it and finding understanding. Written work today is presented in short, choppy, sentences and paragraphs to match the manufactured attention spans of most. However, it is of my opinion that there is much knowledge and comparative understanding to gain by reading the below and then rereading it.

“Titus Flavius Josephus born Yosef ben Matityahu was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem” (link). The portion of his work, gathered from ancient historical documents, is presented as translated by William Whiston.

The quote is from Moses. He gathered his congregation to inform them that at the age of 120 it was time to pass the leadership of the Israelites, near the end of their 40-year wanderings in the “wilderness,” on to a successor as appointed by Yahweh – Joshua.

In so doing, he addresses the congregation and explains the only way in which they can find happiness and prosperity. Following this speech, he leaves with the leaders and people, in written form, “suggestions” as to the structure of an aristocratic government, one in which he claims is the one that will work, provided that the leader(s) of the Israelites seeks Yahweh and follows his commands. To do this, and to pass this down to the people, requires amazing leadership, of which cannot ever be found on this earth again. 

What this writing gives us, is a partial explanation of how Yahweh’s governmental structure for man works. Looking at modern-day governments, it’s easy to see that man’s governmental structure fails – as any honest historian will tell you.

Throughout this time, and under the direction of Yahweh, no appointment to leadership of any person, beginning with Moses (Joshua), the senators, judges, tribal leaders on down, could hold any office that did not meet the specific and strict requirements of virtue as directed by Yahweh. It must be stated that this “aristocracy” can only work with Yahweh at the head and all others in leadership roles must pass His test. Moses explains to the congregation what will happen to them when they refuse Yahweh’s protectorship. 

I have taken the liberty to embolden some of the words in order to help draw your attention to Moses’s words, given to him by Yahweh.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

“O you Israelites and fellow soldiers, who have been partners with me in this long and uneasy journey; since it is now the will of God, and the course of old age, at a hundred and twenty, requires it that I should depart out of this life; and since God has forbidden me to be a patron or an assistant to you in what remains to be done beyond Jordan; I thought it reasonable not to leave off my endeavors even now for your happiness, but to do my utmost to procure for you the eternal enjoyment of good things, and a memorial for myself, when you shall be in the fruition of great plenty and prosperity. Come, therefore, let me suggest to you by what means you may be happy, and may leave an eternal prosperous possession thereof to your children after you, and then let me thus go out of the world; and I cannot but deserve to be believed by you, both on account of the great things I have already done for you, and because, when souls are about to leave the body, they speak with the sincerest freedom. O children of Israel! there is but one source of happiness for all mankind, the favor of God for he alone is able to give good things to those that deserve them, and to deprive those of them that sin against him; towards whom, if you behave yourselves according to his will, and according to what I, who well understand his mind, do exhort you to, you will both be esteemed blessed, and will be admired by all men; and will never come into misfortunes, nor cease to be happy: you will then preserve the possession of the good things you already have, and will quickly obtain those that you are at present in want of, – only do you be obedient to those whom God would have you to follow. Nor do you prefer any other constitution of government before the laws now given you; neither do you disregard that way of Divine worship which you now have, nor change it for any other form: and if you do this, you will be the most courageous of all men, in undergoing the fatigues of war, and will not be easily conquered by any of your enemies; for while God is present with you to assist you, it is to be expected that you will be able to despise the opposition of all mankind; and great rewards of virtue are proposed for you, if you preserve that virtue through your whole lives. Virtue itself is indeed the principal and the first reward, and after that it bestows abundance of others; so that your exercise of virtue towards other men will make your own lives happy, and render you more glorious than foreigners can be, and procure you an undisputed reputation with posterity. These blessings you will be able to obtain, in case you hearken to and observe those laws which, by Divine revelation, I have ordained for you; that is, in case you withal meditate upon the wisdom that is in them. I am going from you myself, rejoicing in the good things you enjoy; and I recommend you to the wise conduct of your law, to the becoming order of your polity, and to the virtues of your commanders, who will take care of what is for your advantage. And that God, who has been till now your Leader, and by whose goodwill I have myself been useful to you, will not put a period now to his providence over you, but as long as you desire to have him your Protector in your pursuits after virtue, so long will you enjoy his care over you. Your high priest also Eleazar, as well as Joshua, with the senate, and chief of your tribes, will go before you, and suggest the best advices to you; by following which advices you will continue to be happy: to whom do you give ear without reluctance, as sensible that all such as know well how to be governed, will also know how to govern, if they be promoted to that authority themselves. And do not you esteem liberty to consist in opposing such directions as your governors think fit to give you for your practice, – as at present indeed you place your liberty in nothing else but abusing your benefactors; which error if you can avoid for the time to come, your affairs will be in a better condition than they have hitherto been. Nor do you ever indulge such a degree of passion in these matters, as you have oftentimes done when you have been very angry at me; for you know that I have been oftener in danger of death from you than from our enemies. What I now put you in mind of, is not done in order to reproach you; for I do not think it proper, now I am going out of the world, to bring this to your remembrance, in order to leave you offended at me, since, at the time when I underwent those hardships from you, I was not angry at you; but I do it in order to make you wiser hereafter, and to teach you that this will be for your security; I mean, that you never be injurious to those that preside over you, even when you are become rich, as you will be to a great degree when you have passed over Jordan, and are in possession of the land of Canaan. Since, when you shall have once proceeded so far by your wealth, as to a contempt and disregard of virtue, you will also forfeit the favor of God; and when you have made him your enemy, you will be beaten in war, and will have the land which you possess taken away again from you by your enemies, and this with great reproaches upon your conduct. You will be scattered over the whole world, and will, as slaves, entirely fill both sea and land; and when once you have had the experience of what I now say, you will repent, and remember the laws you have broken, when it is too late. Whence I would advise you, if you intend to preserve these laws, to leave none of your enemies alive when you have conquered them, but to look upon it as for your advantage to destroy them all, lest, if you permit them to live, you taste of their manners, and thereby corrupt your own proper institutions. I also do further exhort you, to overthrow their altars, and their groves, and whatsoever temples they have among them, and to burn all such, their nation, and their very memory with fire; for by this means alone the safety of your own happy constitution can be firmly secured to you. And in order to prevent your ignorance of virtue, and the degeneracy of your nature into vice, I have also ordained you laws, by Divine suggestion, and a form of government, which are so good, that if you regularly observe them, you will be esteemed of all men the most happy.”

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“Artificial Intelligence” Censoring the Name of Jesus Christ?

“Google knew who I was, but Google did not know who Jesus was, Google did not know who Jesus Christ was, and Google did not know who God was,”

And there’s plenty of information on the prophet Muhammed, Buddha — even Satan.<<<Read More>>>

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The Book of 2nd Baruch

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