The Great Deception Is Upon Us

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What’s going to be presented here may sound strange to those of you who haven’t already heard what’s happening. For those who have an idea of what’s being stated here, hopefully this will provide an explanation and comfort.

Where possible will be video(s) that cover a point we’re trying to make. Please watch the video(s) we link. Please don’t skip any video(s) or graphics or you may not get the point we’re trying to get across.

To introduce what is happening, please watch the first half of the following video. Have a piece of paper and a pen handy and do the exercise with them. It’s only 10 questions. Please also have your Bible at your side so you can look at the referenced verses for yourself.


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Now that you’ve heard what’s happening, please don’t be in disbelief. There are many theories as to why this is happening. Some have suggested God, others satan, and others are mentioning theories you’d expect to see in Science-Fiction movies. We will explain what we feel is actually happening and why it’s happening.

We’re using video to show some of the evidence because every piece of text is changed. We don’t want to quote something in text and have it change upon publishing. Some pastors, as you saw in the video above, believe they’ve been mis-quoting for many years because their own printouts have changed. Videos are disappearing or being removed from YouTube. Please let us know if any videos or links don’t work.

Here’s another video by another pastor who sees the changes and didn’t quite know how to tell his congregation:


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Why are these things happening? Because they must. I’m going to provide some scripture and pray these verses don’t lose their meaning or change as other verses have.

2Thes 2:11
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Amos 8:11-12
Behold the days come saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

12And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

This is a very scary time in which we currently live. Many want to believe they’re just remembering wrong and the Bible has always said these things. But then how do you explain the logos, movie lines, song lyrics, that have all changed? You are not remembering wrong, nor are you crazy. This is very real. It’s actually happening. The Bible predicted this was going to happen.

Many are questioning whether or not they can still trust their Bibles. I’m simply saying Bible because not just the KJV is being effected. The KJV and NASB seem to have the most changes, but others have changes as well. Some believe that the changes are happening slowly, which is why some Bibles have more changes than others. The answer is you can still read your Bibles. Pay attention to any changes. There will come a day that the Bible will no longer have any remnant of the original Gospel message of Christ. Until that day arrives, we need to prepare. 

King David told us to write the Word of God upon our hearts. He said this because he knew this day was coming. Trust your hearts, trust your memories. Don’t allow anyone to tell you you’re crazy or wrong. We are here and able to see the changes because God has a purpose for us.

These things are happening because God is allowing them too. Jesus told us these days were coming and these things have to happen. But God is still in control. God and Jesus remain unchanged, no matter what anyone or any text says. A piece of paper with words cannot change the True God and the True Jesus.

We are seeing these things because we have strong faith and God is issuing to us a warning. This warning is saying:

  1. You (the Church) haven’t been paying enough attention to the Word of God. You (the Church) have been mis-reading and mis-using the Word of God. In so doing, you have completely missed the message. Now I’m (God) making you (the Church) pay attention. (To the Church as a whole)
  2. The End is upon you (Earth). Pay attention and prepare. 

Some believe time is running out. Time running out primarily for new converts. They feel that once the Bible has enough changes to significantly change it’s meaning, converts will cease to exist. Oh ye of little faith! It is not the Bible that makes converts, it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and His promise of everlasting life upon accepting Him into our hearts; it is how we as Christians treat each other and non-believers; this is how people come to convert to the one true God. The Bible is only a tool, a tool the first Apostles and believers didn’t have. The only tool they had was their faith and the message of Christ. Is your faith so little that we need more then the message of Christ, more then Christ Himself, to preach His message and show people the Light? To bring people into Christ?

The Bible says The Last Days will be just as they were in the days of Noah. Everyone relates this just to homosexuality and a small bit of paganism. Evil ran free in Noahs day, as it is doing today. We are in End Times, we are witnessing the beginning of the Great Deception.

There is nothing to fear, however.

Joshua 1:9
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Jesus said these things are to happen and now they are. He is still in control, and always will be. Don’t doubt yourself. If you are seeing changes it is because God is trying to tell you something. Through these changes, we are being told roughly where we are in Prophecy, knowing this tells us what we can expect next. I believe those who can see the changes have also been chosen to keep the Word of God alive. It is up to all of you to keep teaching and preaching Truth, no matter how bad things get and how much more the Bible may change.

These things are happening to attempt to bring us away from Christ. Don’t allow that to happen. No matter what anyone or anything says, Christ is the same always. You know the true Christ in your hearts. Hold onto your relationship with Christ and you won’t fall for the deception being thrown at us.

Keep true to your faith, do as King David suggested and write the Word of God upon our hearts, put on the armor of God, and march forward. We will make it through to the other side. 

There will be many converts if we keep true to Christ. Many are already converting due to these changes. They see the changes and are coming to Christ. So why would there not be converts to Christ when things become worse? Keep in mind also, the Bible also says many will come to Christ in these Last Days.

If nothing else, these changes, this phenomena, should only ground you in your faith more deeply. Don’t allow yourself to fall into confusion and accept the Deception. God is showing you these things to keep you free from Satan and to continue worshipping in Truth, and to continue being Light to a world of growing darkness.

A brief list of verses that have changed as of this writing (this is not a complete list). Read them and see if they read how you remember them:

  • Genesis 1:1, 
  • Exodus 34:14; 19-20
  • 2 Kings 6:28-29; 18:27, 
  • Isaiah 11:6, 
  • Habakkuk 3:3-4 
  • Mathew 9:17; 26:7, 
  • Mark 2:22; 14-3, 
  • Luke 7:28-29; 36-27; 17:34-35; 19:23, 27, 
  • Acts 12:4, 
  • Revelation 1:13; 5:6; 15:3, 
  • Other changes include:
    • Gold, bdellium, onyx stone mentioned in the creation story
    • The Garden is now in Eden, as opposed to the Eden being the Garden (Garden of Eden)
    • There is a new verse in Revelation, the verse is 22:21


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Have you noticed any changes? If you have, what changes do you see? What do you think these changes mean?

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Beware Modern Bible Translations

This is a continuation to ‘Differences In Bible Translations‘.

Christians of all walks are constantly struggling to understand and follow the Word of God. A claim in hardship is having a Bible simple enough to read and understand. Scholars rushed to fill this gap with modern versions/translations of the Bible; a practice that will undoubtedly continue to the end of time.

However, it seems today we are constantly getting an increasing amount of various new translations of the Bible to choose from. Whereas, at first glance, this may seem to be a good thing, it is actually very troubling on several accounts.

These newer translations are claiming to do the following:

  • Allow for easier reading
  • Correct spelling and grammar errors of earlier translations

However, these additional translations are actually causing:

  • Confusion
  • Mis-trust
  • Harder to understand the text
  • Division

If modern and modernized translations only wish to correct errors and allow for easier reading, why then, are we getting so many different translations? Why not correct any errors in an already popular translation? Why are a few translations even going as far as changing words used in the KJV (which people claim is hard to read) to words that are harder to understand (words the average person doesn’t use)? So we’re basically being told to struggle with an “out-dated” language used in the KJV or carry a dictionary with us to church to lookup the definitions of the alleged “easier to understand” words of modern translations.

Despite the suggestion of making the Bible simpler, modern translations are only creating complications –

Confusion:

People don’t know which translation to trust, ultimately falling for the belief any Bible is as good as the next. Likewise, pastors may not be preaching the same translations the congregants use. Some churches have even gone as far as quoting different verses from different translations (the translation usually being chosen by the wording of the verse matching what the pastor, not Christ, is trying to get across to the congregation). This isn’t to say there isn’t truth in all translations, because there is. However, the more the text is altered, the further watered-down the truth becomes. How diluted will you allow truth to be before you no longer consider it to be so?

Mis-trust:

Christians are largely becoming trusting of only one or two translations and the Christians who use them. Any Christian who dare use another translation is ostracized, scorned, and not trusted. In many cases this includes the pastorate and clergy.

Harder to understand the text:

Some translations, such as the NIV, use words seldom used by the average person. Educated or not, one shouldn’t need a dictionary or know the meaning of every word in the english language to read and understand the Word of God. These translations may be argued to be harder to read than the KJV.

Division:

See confusion and mis-trust above. With churches forming around Bible translation rather than the Word of God, it is a sad day in Christendom indeed.

It is a stance of this ministry that the KJV is the proven most accurate translation of the english language Bible with a 90+% accuracy rate, second only to the Tynnsdale Bible. It is also understood that many find it hard to read. The difficulty lays largely in two complications:

  1. Out-dated form of the english language
  2. Meanings of words have changed in our society and form of the language compared to that of it’s original meaning

We agree that, if possible, a version or translation should be updated to fit our modern language format. However, we also feel that if you are truly seeking His Word, how out-dated the language format is will be of no consequence. You will understand it.

When I first started reading the Bible, I used the NASB version. I later moved to the KJV. So I know how hard it may be, at first, to read through the KJV. But if you read it with your heart instead of your mind, you will understand the text.

What I find a bit ironic is people read Shakespeare and other early english works without issue, then claim at the same time they can’t understand the KJV. 

Regardless what translation you choose, be sure to look into the accuracy of the text. Don’t allow mis-representations, mis-information, or first glances of a translation fool you into reading a text that is altering the very Word of God. To shun an older, possibly more accurate, translation or version and willingly buy into the claims made by the authors of modern versions/translations is akin to allowing the enemy to win; especially if such is being done with little or no research on your part. One doesn’t need to look far to see the division being caused or that division is the primary goal of most modern versions/translations, one only needs to open their eyes.

UPDATE: There seem to be changes in several Bible versions, including the KJV and NASB. All Bibles (new and old) have mysteriously altered. The extent of versions affected by this phenomena is unknown, as is how many additional changes we may see. This is being researched. A post will be made in the future following our research.

UPDATE 2: To read about the findings of the research into Bibles mysteriously altering/changing, and find out what exactly is going on, please read ‘The Great Deception Is Upon Us‘.

Further Reading:

  1. Differences In Bible Translations
  2. History Of The Bible
  3. All Modern Bible Versions Are Corrupt
  4. Examples Of Changes In Different Bible Translations
  5. Popular Digital-Bible Translation Set For Big Change
    1. ESV Bible Translation Revisions Won’t Be Permanent Says Crossway

The Hidden Truth: Revelation Revealed

[This series is a sequel to the The Way Series]

What we are attempting to do is show the hidden, deeper meaning of statements and events stated in the Bible, truths hidden beneath the surface of statements and events written. For anyone to take this series as evidence that the Bible is fiction, has completely misunderstood the information stated throughout. There is archeological evidence that provides proof people in the Bible actually lived and events throughout the Bible actually took place. This series, as The Way Series, is to uncover the truth’s hidden from us for centuries, and help you become further grounded in your faith.

1) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain

2) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Pineal Gland

3) The Hidden Truth: Christ Within

If you have not already done so, it is recommended you read The Series in its entirety – from Part 1 Post 1 of ‘The Way’ through Post 3 of ‘The Hidden Truth’ to fully grasp what is being said here.

The ‘Book of Revelation’ is a book of the Bible that has many Christians wondering what was actually meant and trying to decipher the symbolism to determine where in the times we are and who exactly the AntiChrist is or will be. Many Christians, and non-Christians alike, make the same mistake with Revelation that they do with the rest of the Bible. It is seen as strictly literal, and doctrines are created to fit around this literal-only interpretation of the book. These doctrines are then seen as matter-of-fact, becomes accepted mainstream theology, and all other views are deemed heretical. The Christians who do this are either remaining in left-brain dominance, or are in a constant struggle between the left-brain and right-brain (with the left-brain winning much of the battles). Just as every other book of the Bible holds hidden meanings, so does the book of Revelation.

Revelation explains the struggles that happens within each of us, both physically and spiritually, as our inner-Christ rises to the pineal gland. The left-brain wants to remain dominant, and therefore will continue to attempt to stop us from achieving right-brain dominance.

The seven churches are representative of our attitude in the corresponding chakra. If we are not careful, the spiritual wisdom or enlightenment obtained through the chakra will be overcome by the feelings of the left-brain. If the left-brain thought processes take over our actions through the obtained enlightenment, we are doomed to lose it and have to begin the process over again. The loss of this enlightenment is symbolised by candlestick being removed from the church.

The seven seals represent the seven chakras. The book of life that contains seven seals on the backside is us. We are the book of life. The chakras rise through the spinal column, which is located in the middle of our back. These chakras are “sealed” in the sense that certain activities must take place in order to un-seal and activate the chakra and move onto the next. It is stated noone in earth (physical) or heaven (spirit) can open the seals except for Christ. This is because either side of us alone cannot activate the chakras, we need our inner-Christ to rise to each Chakra and activate it before moving onto the next. The end result is our lower self unites with our higher spiritual self and become one with ourself through our inner-Christ.

The happenings in Revelation chapters 6 and 7 describe the war that takes place in us as our left-brain tries to hold on to dominance as we become more enlightened and move into right-brain dominance. The earth is symbolic of our body. Those stated as escaping the great tribulation and have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb are symbolic of those who achieved enlightenment and full activation of the pineal gland. The pineal gland is free-flowing in a pool of blood in the brain. To be washed with the blood of Christ is our inner-Christ rising to and activating the pineal gland.

The beast who rules during the ‘Great Tribulation’ is the left-brain. Our physical or carnal selves, our animalistic instincts, is not going to surrender to our higher-selves easily or willingly. Our left-brain is going to go into overdrive trying to cast fear and confusion over us. During this time, only the strong-willed will survive and be able to dominate the left-brain and overcome our animalistic instincts and worldly concerns.

In Revelation chapter 10, the mighty angel that roared as a lion is our higher-self. We need to cry out with a loud voice to over-shadow the voices of the left-brain. The inner-Christ cries out with a loud voice to over dominate the left-brain and get our 7 chakras to function in unity. The seven thunders are symbolic of our chakras.

The turmoil experienced by those who worship the beast is symbolic of what happens to us as we fall out of enlightenment. The higher we raise our inner-Christ, the more enlightenment we have, until we finally achieve activation of the pineal gland. This activation and recieving full enlightenment is what is referenced by the new earth and new heavens. Christ reigns forever and ever, once our inner-Christ activates the pineal gland we are in the new earth and new heavens. We don’t need to remember things because we’ll just know. At this level of enlightenment, the left-brain is conquered. Through this process, we change physically and spiritually. Those who worship the beast are those fall victim to their own doubts created by the left-brain. Their own fear and confusion takes a hold and they begin to fall. The inner-Christ begins to descend back down, as opposed to continuing to ascend to the pineal gland. Just as our bodies change physically during the ascension, healing itself and becoming healthier and stronger; it also changes during descension, falling back into the previous ailments had before the ascension.

The thousand year reign of Jesus is the brief amount of time we are completely right-brain dominant. Satan being let loose for a short while is symbolic of the left-brain attempting to regain dominance by casting doubts and confusion in our thoughts. Those who are strong-willed and able to conquer these thoughts of doubt and confusion by the left-brain are those who achieve the new earth and new heaven.

This is just an overview of the hidden meaning of Revelation. If you read Revelation with this information in mind, the rest should stand out to you. This information, as stated in Revelation, are for those who have eye to see and ear to hear. If you are unable to see where the above stated information fits, please read the entire series, the articles below in ‘further reading’, continue your research, and open your mind to the Holy Spirit.

Further Reading
The Book of Life, The Strong Angel, and The Slain Lamb

Edgar Cayce on the Book of Revelation

The Bible’s Hidden Meanings

The Mystery of the Apocalypse

7 Seals Of Revelation

The Cosmic Kundalini Of Supernova 1987a Has Begun

The Real Meaning Of The Biblical Seven Churches

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The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Pineal Gland

[This series is a sequel to the The Way Series]

It needs to be understood, as this series progresses, that there are absolutely no attempts to disprove the Bible or God. We believe in God and Jesus Christ very strongly. What we are attempting to do is show the hidden, deeper meaning of statements and events stated in the Bible, truths hidden beneath the surface of statements and events written. For anyone to take this series as evidence that the Bible is fiction, has completely misunderstood the information stated throughout. There is archeological evidence that provides proof people in the Bible actually lived and events throughout the Bible actually took place. This series, as The Way Series, is to uncover the truth’s hidden from us for centuries, and help you become further grounded in your faith.

If you have not already done so, it is recommended you read The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain before proceeding into this article.

What is meant by “Light” in the Bible? There is much talk about “light vs darkness”. Let’s take a look.

In The Two Golden Cherubim In Our Brains, we read:

In Ezekiel, it is mentioned that there was an appearance of a flash of lightning which we can compare to science by comparing our brains to this description where we find the firing rates of neurons in the hippocampal regions relating to past memories. A type of internal lightening blasts that forms vibrations in our bodies for us to recognize past memories or past life recall, which an in tune human can use to tap into in order further evolve by his seventh sense, and his or her soul. Scientists are now finding out that the firing in the brain can arise from intrinsic hippocampal dynamic processing of previous inputs. In simple terms, that this firing action is a type of built-in intuitive and memory center to help animals “remember.”

Our brains transmit information in the form of electricity. The information jumps from neuron to neuron. This jump appears as lightning bolts. At any moment, there is lightning occurring all throughout the brain. When we are thinking and dreaming it is more active.

It is said that when the moon is aligned with our birth sign, which happens every 29 days, an energy is transmitted to us or “birthed” within us. This is where “sexual sin” may have it’s origins, as it’s said that if you have sexual relations when the moon is in your sign, specifically if you orgasm, that you will eject this energy transmitted to you. Whereas if you abstain during this time, and “feed” the energy, it will follow a highway of nerves upward until it reaches it’s final destination. The final destination being the pineal gland, or third eye, in the center of the brain. When this happens, the pineal gland becomes activated. It is believed, as the energy passes into the brain, the lightning bolt of passage of information is so great it “lights” the entire region of the brain. Some say when the pineal gland is activated, you see a flash of bright white light.

Now let’s see what this all has to do with the Bible. There are many verses throughout the entirety of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. I chose a few that I feel stand out, all verses chosen are from the New Testament. New Testament verses were chosen as to help show the hidden meanings in Jesus’ messages and why He said so often “those with ears to hear and those with eyes to see”.

Many of these truth’s were hidden in allegory because the elite then, as now, did not want anyone to know these spiritual truth’s. For if the people knew truth, the elite would lose control of the people as the people would no longer “need” the elite.

We begin with mentioning of the pineal gland, also known as the third eye, in Matthew:
Matthew 6:22-23
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Which is mirrored in Luke:
Luke 11:33-36
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

The third eye, or pineal gland, is activated by light. Just as our eyes on our face turn light into information so we may see what’s around us and the colors of the objects, light that passes through our eyes on our face also goes to the pineal gland. The light the pineal gland recieves allows the pineal gland to heal itself, to activate, and to function. When our “eye is single”, we are allowing the proper rays from the sun to pass through the eyes on our face to the third eye, the pineal gland. In doing this, along with holding faith, a spiritual belief, the third eye opens. Our eye, therefore, is single.

This allows us, our whole body, to be full of light, due to the fact information is transmitted through the nerves and carried through the blood. It is believed our spirit, or soul, is in the blood. Stop the flow of blood to the brain and the brain now has no idea what’s going on with the rest of the body and has no idea what signals to send to what part of the body. In ten minutes of blood loss to the brain, the body dies. When the pineal gland is activated, the information put out by the pineal gland is sent to the body throughout.

The following verse is interesting. It describes the moving of the energy as it reaches the pineal gland:
Matthew 3:16
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

When the third eye is opened, as stated above, it is said you may see a flash of a bright white light. Some say it’s more like an orb that appears far off at first, appearing to get closer as it increases in size. This very well may be what Paul experienced when he was knocked off his horse before Jesus met him in the road. He may have, in actuality, experienced the activation and opening of the pineal gland, which allowed him to realize the Christ within.

This in mind, what does the following verse found in Matthew mean?
Matthew 4:16
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

This verse describes what happens to those who shift from left-brain dominance to right-brain dominance. From the physical to the spiritual. The process of the activation of the pineal gland has begun.

Next we have a statement in reference to the “Second Coming” in Matthew:
Matthew 24:27
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Which is mirrored in Luke:
Luke 17:24
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

Many people look at these verses as strictly being a physical return. However, there is more than just a physical return be mentioned here. Jesus cleverly relates His return to that of lightning in the sky. But if we keep in mind that Jesus tells us that He is in us and us in Him (John 14:20), we may then see the hidden message hiding behind that of a seemingly physical event.

Our brain passes on information from nerve to nerve, as the information passes, it jumps in the likeness of lightning. When the energy that is transmitted to us by the moon when it is aligned with our birth sign, reaches a point in the brain, the energy is so great it flashes as lightning in one part of the sky lighting up the entire sky. This is what Jesus is referencing.

Now let’s take a look at what Jesus says here:
John 3:19-21
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

This statement should be easy to understand. Many will relate darkness being anti-God and light being pro-God. While that is true, it’s not all of it. Light exists in each of us, we need sun light for various health reasons. When He says “men loved darkness rather than light”, He is speaking of our overall spiritual practices. As stated in The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain, people are either left-brain dominant or right-brain dominant. Most of us are naturally left-brain dominant and must discipline ourselves to become right-brain dominant.

Those who love darkness rather than light are those that follow society. They are more concerned with worldly matters, following man-made idols, or creating a god in their own mind. This is left-brain dominance. While in left-brain dominance, the pineal gland will not activate and open. There is no stimulation. If you are healthy, take in sun rays, etc., the pineal gland will be healthy and ready for activation, but it needs stimulation to activate. Stimulation that is largely lacking in left-brain dominance. This is called darkness. Following matters of the world, or focusing strictly on the physical, this is the evil deeds.

Those who are in left-brain dominance will follow false idols or create their own, because there is a yearning to be one with God. But since the left-brain is concerned only with the physical, not the spiritual, the realization of how to achieve this oneness with God is hidden. Many times during an individuals attempts to move to right-brain dominance and make this realization, our own thoughts get in our way and keep this realization hidden from us. The left-brain is much easier to reside in, and likewise, won’t give up to the right-brain all too easily. It requires extreme discipline.

When one becomes disciplined, begins to question, and openly seeks spiritual growth, this is one who “doeth truth”. If this discipline is kept, as one grows spiritually, eventually the pineal gland will activate and open. This is light.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Sources And Further Reading
The Two Golden Cherubim In Our Brains

Santos Bonacci: The Sacred Secret And Advanced Astrotheology

Lightning Bolts In The Brain Show Learning In Action

Lightning In Your Brain

Brain electromagnetic activity and lightning: potentially congruent scale-invariant quantitative properties

The 7 Stars And 7 Golden Lampstands Of DNA

The Benefits Of Pineal Gland Activation

Accessing High Frequency Energy With Your Pineal Gland

Pineal Gland And Activating Your Third Eye

Related
The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain

The Hidden Truth: Christ Within

The Hidden Truth: Revelation Revealed

The Way Series

The 3 Most Powerful Tools For Pineal Gland Activation

Do Electromagnetic Waves Affect The Pineal Gland, Limiting Human Conciousness

The Brain: Our Strange, Important, Subconscious Light Detectors

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The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain

[This series is a sequel to the The Way Series

This article is the first of ‘The Hidden Truth’ series, and therefore will act as an introduction to the series.]

Matthew 7:7-8
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Is it possible that there is a deeper meaning in the Bible? Many view the Old Testament as history. Stories about the origins of everything there is, stories about the history of our people, and the lives lived in the past. But, hidden within these stories, is it possible that are deeper messages?

What if the Bible is speaking of the body? The physical body and it’s abilities? What if the Bible is speaking on such terms so deep that only those “with eyes to see may see and those with ears to hear may hear”?

Let’s take a look at the original covenant. It was to a nation God created called Israel. This covenant was given as laws written on tablets. The Israelites were to follow God by obeying His laws. Something the Israelites couldn’t seem to do for any great length of time. The Israelites kept meshing themselves into the beliefs and practices of those around them. Is it not possible to say this covenant was a “left-brained” or physical covenant?

God gave laws on stone for the Israelites to follow. Laws are of the physical, as is the stones they were written upon. The left-brain controls the physical. Since God tried to get Israel to follow Him by use of the physical understanding, it must, then, be safe to conclude God had made a left-brain covenant with Israel.

Since the left-brain controls the physical, and most people are left-brain dominant, the Israelites shouldn’t have had a problem following God. By all logic, God giving a left-brained covenant should have been fine. But as the Bible shows, the Israelites couldn’t seem to stay true to God for too long at any one time. So what does God do? He says he will make a new covenant. This new covenant will be different from the original, as instead of writing the laws on stone and being a ruler, He will write the laws on the Israelites hearts and open a relationship with them.

Jeremiah 31:33
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Hebrews 8:10
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

2 Corinthians 3:3
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

This new covenant, being written in the hearts instead of on stone, would then be a “right-brain” or spiritual covenant. The right-brain controls the spuritual, while the left-brain controls the physical. Not many people are naturally right-brain dominant, but with discipline, may become right-brain dominant.

This new covenant begins with Jesus Christ. He attempted to put an end to the rituals, fulfilled the old, and brought upon the new. He introduced the very concept of having an open relationship with the Father. He spoke heavily of morality and decency, what is right and what is wrong – concepts we can all feel inside. No written laws should be needed to tell us that such things as rape, adultery, etc. is wrong. This is because it naturally feels wrong. Something inside of you tells you not to partake of such acts. This is the laws of God written upon your heart telling you these acts are wrong, this is what you are feeling.

This being said, it should be safe to conclude the original covenant, or Old Testament was left-brain dominant, while the new covenant or New Testament is right-brain dominant.

Based on the above, there is essentially two things happening in the Bible. At the surface, we are given a history of nations, peoples, and prophets. Beneath the surface, we are told how to become one with ourselves and God.

For centuries, we have been taught to look without, when in reality we are to look within. Jesus Himself said we are in Him and He in us. In prophecy, we see that after Tribulation, Jesus will rule over all from the throne in the temple. The throne is the pineal gland, known as the “third eye”. The Temple is our brain. The Cherubim protecting the throne, is the skull.

If we are to learn anything from the Bible, we must understand what it is saying to us. This topic is worthy of a books length, and will see future articles; but for now, I believe this article and those linked below provide enough information for you to begin to see the deception cast upon us and to begin your research into the matter.

In summary, to reach enlightenment, or oneness with the God, we must no longer take into concerns the things of the world (debt, material wants, etc) for this is of the left-brain. If we allow the left-brain to remain dominant, we will never truly be one with Christ nor the Father. We have to focus on the health of our bodies, and the uninterrupted flow of energies through our body. By focusing less on physical matters and more on spiritual matters, the right-brain becomes dominant. When the right-brain becomes dominant, the pineal gland is activated. Once the pineal gland is activated, we will be able to access all that has been hidden from us, as we will be finally one with Christ.

The search for truth is not an outward search, but an inward struggle. A struggle that very few have been able to get through. If all of humanity is able to make it through this struggle, and unite as one with Christ within us, then we will be able to witness the time of global peace and prosperity. This is because only when we each unite with Christ within, may it be said that Christ is ruling over all.

Luke 11:9-10
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Luke 17:20-22
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

James 1:21
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Sources And Additional Reading:
Living The New Covenant

Santos Bonacci – The Sacred Secret And Advanced Astrotheology

The Two Golden Cherubim In Our Brain

Right Side Of The Brain

Bible Verses About Israels Unfaithfulness

True Meaning Of The Ark Of The Covenant

The Holy Of Holies In Our Skull

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In the fight to save America and keep Christianity in its roots (as Christ preached it), there are several organizations that pop up. Many lose sight of the battle, get bought-out, or are threatened into preaching heresy. However, there is an initiative started by Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries that wont falter. Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries cannot be bought-out or threatened into siding with the enemy. Nor will sight be lost. Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries are being led by Christ.

The movements are as follows:

The Spiritual Truth Coalition
Uniting Christians, Jesusonians, and other Christ-following individuals and churches/ministries in the Truth, educating about 501(c)3 incorporation vs 508 status, etc. It is the job of the pastors to preach and teach Truth to their congregation in order to keep Christ’s message alive in society.

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Also started was Reds Revelations
A net-radio show and alternative news blog started by Rev. Dr. Red to spread news with a Christian view, report news the mainstream refuses to cover, and show how todays events line up with Bible Prophecy.

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Then there’s the Patriot Nationalist Movement
A political movement started by Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries in an attempt to educate people of the altered Constitution via the “Congressional Act of 1871”, the actual U.S. Constitution and what it means, all the issues facing America today and how they can be solved. We also aim to back any true American candidates and make sure they get into office and replace the Communists/Marxists currently in OUR offices of OUR nation. The Patriot Nationalist Movement aims to re-instate the ORIGINAL U.S. Constitution, to awaken the American Spirit, restore Freedom, and ultimately save America.

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A project started by Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries is Operation Bible (for the projects first task Click Here) –

The aim of Operation Bible is to put Bibles in the hands of Christians all over the world. Spiritual Messiah Ministries recieves many requests from international ministries for Bibles. The ministry cannot do it alone, and Operation Bible was formed.

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Bible Drive For Our Overseas Brothers And Sisters

We have been requests from ministries across Africa for assistance in obtaining KJV Bibles.

Between all requests, these are the totals:
75 Giant Print KJV Bibles
225 KJV Bibles (regular print)

In the requests they ask if additional Bibles or supplies can be given, to please do so.

We do not want to let our brothers and sisters down. However, on such a large order we cannot fulfill it alone. We ask you to please help our brothers and sisters of these international ministries by please sending any extra KJV Bibles you may have to:

Spiritual Messiah Ministries
PO Box 343
Crescent City, Fl 32112

We hope to have these Bibles together, shipped, and in the hands of our brothers and sisters in the shortest amount of time possible.

If you would like to help cover the cost of international shipping of these Bibles, please send a Postal Money Order (NO Western Unions, personal checks) in the amount you are capable of aiding with to:

Rev. Red Conrad
PO Box 343
Crescent City, Fl 32112

In the “memo” area of the Postal Money Order, write ‘Operation Bible’ so we know what the donation is for.

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Many of these Bibles are going to be sent to ministries in poor areas. In one case, the ministry lost their building and all contents therein due to a bad storm.

We are working with an affiliated ministry through the Spiritual Truth Coalition in Kenya to secure the delivery of these Bibles and make sure smugglers and criminals that sell Bibles largely over-priced dont intercept the packages.

Just as we are fighting here in America for our values and beliefs, so are many in other nations. Many have been victims of brutal attacks and church-burnings by Islamists. These attacks have not stopped them from congregating in the name of Christ and preaching His message. They have reached out to us for help, as they dont know who they can trust in their own nations.

Please help us put Bibles back in the hands of our Christian brethren overseas. If you can send just one KJV Bible or a few dollars to help in the shipping cost, it would be greatly appreciated.

We are a small ministry and cannot do this without your help. Please dont let your Christian brothers and sisters go without Gods Word.

Assistance from Christians and other Churches/Ministries would be of great help and appreciated. Please pass this on so we can get the Bibles to our brothers and sisters. Thankyou.

Don’t Give Up The Fight

We have not lost the war yet…

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Bible, Science, and Prophecy

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What Has Happened To America?

Is this still the America founded by the Founding Fathers? Or have we become no different than that which our forefathers sought to break free from? Are we still free? Or are we blindly allowing ourselves to be enslaved?

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Christianity Infiltrated

We have a problem within Christianity that must be addressed if we expect to bring people to Jesus Christ.

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Is Islam And Christianity Related?

Muslims say they are of the seed of Abraham, and therefore Gods children. This statement has been one of great controversy among many Christian theologians and pastors. Here the record will be set straight once and for all with the help of Scripture.

Muslims suggest they are the seed of Abraham and therefore are the heirs of the Covenant. Lets take a closer look at Scripture says:
As we all know, Abrahams wife gave him her handmaiden to bare him a child.
Genesis 16:11-12, 15 KJV
And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

Later God says to Abraham that Sarah, his wife, will bare him children. It is these children, of Sarah, that the covenant is with.
Genesis 17:19-21 KJV
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

Ishmael may very well be the father of the seed of Islam. Lets see how Ishmael is described to be:
Genesis 16:12 KJV
And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

This is very similar to the person of Mohammed and Muslims to this very day. They force conversions, kill those who will not convert, and feel as though they are at war with all infidels (non-believers) until everyone is a Muslim.

Muslims also hold a belief of 12 Imams. Can these 12 Imams be the 12 princes promised to the seed of Ishmael? And the nation promised Ishmael that of the “Nation of Islam”?
Genesis 17:20 KJV
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

When Isaac was born, Abraham sent Hagar (Sarahs handmaiden) and Ishmael away. Ishmael was married to an Egyptian, not an Israelite (Child of God).
Genesis 21:14, 21 KJV
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer–sheba. And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Clearly it shows that not only is Ishmael Half-Israelite and Half-Egyptian, but Ishmael also married an Egyptian. As Genesis chapter 24 explains, Isaac married Rebekah, the daughter of Abrahams brother. He married within the Israelite blood.

As you can see Islam (Ishmael) and Christianity (Isaac) are related. Islam and Christianity are half-brothers. But unfortunately for Islam, they are not pure as Ishmael himself was only Half-Israelite and furthered diluted the seed by marrying an Egyptian woman. Isaac kept his seed pure by marrying an Israelite. Then there’s also the slight fact that the covenant was made with Isaac and Isaac alone. Not Ishmael.
Genesis 17:21 KJV
But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

Now it’s not being suggested to be accepting of the the murders of our Christian brethren aroubd the globe. The fact of the matter is that they are our half-brothers. They share our blood. Those who do evil should be rightfully dealt with. However, the fact that they come from Father Abraham, there is the chance they may have the eyes to see and ears to hear. After all, the Bible and Christianity is outlawed in many muslim nations. Why else would this be? If they knew for certain Allah is the true God, our presence wouldn’t move them.

They know Christianity is true. They know the covenant is with Isaac and not Ishmael. This is why muslim leaders outlaw Christianity and keep their people so dumb. They know if Christianity came to their lands, muslims who have the ears and eyes would hear and see; therefore they would lose supreme power and authority over these people.

We have Christian brethren within the Muslim ranks being suffocated by the fallacy of Islam. We must free our brethren. A half-brother is still a brother.

We Have The Power

Everyone says they want a more peaceful society. Less crime and evil. We Have The Power to achieve it.

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666 Cult

This is taken from an article out of the ‘Sun’ paper. Upon request, the additional parts of the article will be posted. The article listed two prophecies found in the Bible, using mathematical algorithms. Both prophecies are to take place June 4th, 2012. Ironically, this falls in line with Rev. Dr. Red’s prediction of an “event” taking place somewhere between mid-June and August of this year.

Written by Beth Gimmel
666 Cult

One of many billboards GGI is erecting across America


The AAPAI Bible Code report warns that Independence Day will be marked by a “new power of the AntiChrist”. The program also detected several occurrences of the spanish word “AntiCristo”, as well as references to “Armageddon”, “marked by the beast” and “666 soldiers”.

Tucker believes these predictions describe an uprising by a fast-spreading cult during the last week of June 2012. And he believes this is most likely the Miami, Florida based group called Growing in Grace International.

The group has already sparked controversy by erecting billboards across America emblazoned with the number 666 – the mark of the beast.

Charismatic leader Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda has convinced his followers to tattoo the number on their wrists as a sign of faith.

He calls himself the AntiChrist because, he says, we should be “no longer following Jesus of Nazareth as he lived in the days of his flesh”.

Instead, Growing in Grace International claims to study the teachings of the Apostle Paul, with whom Miranda says he is in direct contact.

And they believe that by the beginning of July, the world will come to an end.

“Growing in Grace has a presence in 35 countries and owns a television network and 287 radio stations”, explains Tucker. “Their beliefs may seem pretty far from the mainstream, but this is no small or obscure group. They’ve been able to assemble thousands of followers from Houston to Toronto, and all across Latin America. And they’re all dedicated to ending the current world and bringing about a new one”.

Gay Bible (Hoax or Not)

Gay Bible (Hoax or Not)

Disbelief

Many people are in disbelief. Disbelief of the times, current events, and even history. Many go as far as stating not to believe whats on the internet unless it contains links to mainstream sites (who lie on what they report and don’t always report everything). Many don’t believe it because it is common thought, they follow the mindset of the masses. Others don’t believe because they simply cannot handle or do not want to handle the truth. The disbelievers will even try to dispute facts and statistics.

All believers are brushed off as being crazy. The fact is Muslims did not discover America, but they did bribe early America until Thomas Jefferson went to war with them and won. Muslims were not always a part of America, there wasn’t even a single Muslim in America as an American citizen until the late 1900’s. Homosexuality is an abomination to God, therefore it is a sin. Christian persecution is on the rise; Christians are currently the most persecuted peoples in the world. Our Freedom is under attack. We are watching the fall of America and the rise of a one world order. We are watching the fall of believers in Truth and the rise of a one world religion. We are also watching the international genocide of the entire white race; from the Americas to Europe to South Africa white people are being killed, enslaved, and tortured simply because they are white.

For proof of all the above stated one simply needs to search this site (spiritualmessiahministries.org or spiritualmessiahministries.com). To see where all this is heading one simply needs to open your Bible, King James Version preferred, and turn to the books of Isaiah, Daniel, or Revelation. Many have already claimed me to be crazy. Many more will do so as myself and this ministries popularity climbs. But I ask you this: If I am crazy, then why are so many people trying to shutdown this ministry and trying to kill me? If I am crazy then why does the opinions of this ministry, particularly myself, matter that much to these people that they try so hard to quiet us?

The only answer I can conclude is that I am preaching Truth and through this ministry spreading Truth. This ministry has no allegiance to any man, only to God. It is that fact that is why we are seen as such a grand enemy to the elite. It does not matter how large or small a truthsayers popularity is. The fact that a truthsayer is capable of thinking for themselves, rather than follow the masses instead tells the masses to do the same, the Truth becomes the most lethal weapon against the elite and their leader, Satan. They know at any given moment one free-thinking individual who believes and follows Jesus Christ can spread like an unstoppable virus. When such an event occurs, there empire begins to crumble.

We are now witnessing the reconstruction of the Tower of Babel. We are witnessing the rise of the New World Order. We are soon to witness the unveiling of the False Prophet and Anti-Christ. I don’t know about you, but I and this ministry are going to continue our work and die a righteous death so that we may live. It is possible to survive whats coming if we band together and stick together. God has told us what is coming and how to survive. Spiritual Messiah Ministries and the Spiritual Truth Coalition are going to survive the coming tyranny and continue fighting for Christ through it. If you wish to survive you simply need to follow the instructions God set before us in the Bible. Taking the mark of the beast will not give you life and freedom, but death. Only Jesus can give you life.

If you wish to not be alone in these hardships, follow Jesus. Join Spiritual Messiah Ministries or a church/ministry of the Spiritual Truth Coalition. Only Jesus Christ can assure us life everlasting, not man. As much as you wish not to believe what is going on, your disbelief does not make it not so nor will it prevent it. The best thing you can do for your survival is follow Jesus and join one of the few churches/ministries that remain true to Christ.

-Rev. Dr. Red

Hated Minister and Ministry

Myself personally and Spiritual Messiah Ministries are on a rough ride. I know many of you that are reading this right now never heard of me or Spiritual Messiah Ministries before, but in a just a years time more than 200,000+ people internationally have. I seem to be becoming the most mis-understood and hated minister of the most mis-understood and hated ministry.

I founded this ministry under the guidance of Jesus Christ. The truth is, it was the farthest thing from my mind to become a minister, let alone run a ministry. It happened under the guidance of Jesus and alot of studying and hard work. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying here. Im not leaving ministry or ministerialhood. This is more of a rant than anything else.

You see, we are in End Times. Many people are being lied to and falling for the deceptions. I am one of many individuals Jesus has chosen to get the Truth out to His people and bring His people out of the lies. At Spiritual Messiah Ministries we have a unique way of preaching that many do not understand for one reason or another. I find this ironic as I use the same methods in Spiritual Messiah Ministries as Jesus had in His ministry 2,000yrs ago. I do not use mainstream methods nor does Spiritual Messiah Ministries preach the heretic belief of “universalism” (any and all can be saved).

For this reason, we are attacked on all sides. But we’re not worried about that. For one Jesus was persecuted and we are no better than He. If Jesus Himself was persecuted, why should we feel anything different would happen to us. Lets see what Jesus has to say about persecution.
Matthew 5:11 KJV
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

So you see we are not worried about being persecuted. Actually I was expecting and told my team what to expect before they joined Spiritual Messiah Ministries. The fact we are being persecuted is because of two things: 1) The masses have fallen for mainstream heresy and refuse to see Truth and 2) people that are awake refuse to join Jesus’ army and either sit and do nothing or knowingly fight for the enemy.

Peoe just dont seem to like Truth. Why? Ive determined people don’t like Truth because its not the “popular” or “cool” belief. Two-thousand years ago Truth was a rebel idea. It seems as though Truth once again has become the ideology of the rebel. We are not supposed to be concerned with worldy things or matters. But lo, everyone is concerned with matters of this world and a paganized version of Christianity. In so doing, people are quick to judge myself and Spiritual Messiah Ministries. They fail to realize judgement is for Jesus and Jesus alone. They also fail to realize there is but one Truth. Truth is a narrow path.

I bring the Truth to the people via Spiritual Messiah Ministries the same way Jesus had with His ministry. I shed Light into the darkness same as the Apostles had. It would be nice if people weren’t so quick to judge us, but instead remove your blinders and cotton-swabs so that you may see and hear. Time is almost up. Wouldn’t you much prefer to be with Jesus than Satan?

Myself and Spiritual Messiah Ministries are loved by few and hated by many. I am going to say that based on the level of hate aimed at myself and the ministry, we must be doing something right.

-Rev. Dr. Red

Why The World Will Not End On Dec. 21, 2012

Why the world will not end on December 21, 2012. 

by Whitney Reed

 
The 2012 doomsday prediction is a very interesting story that has captured the imaginations of many. For some, it has captured more than their imaginations, and they are actually preparing for the end of days.
According to the ancient Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, December21, 2012, is the last day of a 5,125 year long cycle. It is believed that either a cataclysmic event (end of times) or a transformative event (physical or spiritual change) will occur at the end of this cycle. Although most scholars dismiss this predication as credible, it is still a popular belief that many hold as truth.
But anyone who knows the word of God knows that there is no truth in this doomsday scenario. According to Matthew 24:36-39, no one knows when the end of days will come.
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:36-39 New International Version

Therefore, if you are a believer in the Christian faith, you should give this doomsday theory no thought. However, because we can’t know the day Jesus Christ will return, we should remain vigilant and steadfast in our faith, at all times.
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Matthew 24:42-44 New International Version

 

This guest post was written by Whitney Reed, owner of www.ChristianColleges.org.

Defend Jesus Christ

‘Good News’ Stifled In America

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The Alliance Defense Fund has taken an Arizona school to court for prohibiting a Christian group from distributing a flyer [PDF] at school while allowing other groups to do so.
 
The Dysart Unified School District in Surprise, a suburb of Phoenix, prohibited a Good News Club flyer inviting students to after-school meetings, resulting in the lawsuit filed on Thursday. The club had submitted an approval request form and sample flyer in October inviting kindergartners through sixth-graders to the first meeting on November 9. But the flyer, according to the district, was “against district policy” because the program being promoted was “religious in nature” — and therefore was rejected.
 
ADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco says courts around the country have ruled such policies to be unconstitutional.
 
“[Courts have ruled] that when the school district opens up a forum for outside groups to promote their events and activities to students and their parents, they have to grant equal access to religious organizations so they can promote their religious events and activities on equal terms,” the attorney explains.
 
He argues that while the school has allowed a wide variety of nonprofit groups from the outside to promote their meetings and events — groups like the Boy Scouts, Cesar Chavez Foundation, and Interfaith Community Care — the district has discriminated against the Good News Club.
 
“Child Evangelism Fellowship [sponsor of Good News Clubs] has found some pushback from time to time,” notes Tedesco. “They’ve filed lawsuits in other states across the country and prevailed in those — so we expect to prevail here as well, because the bottom line is the First Amendment doesn’t allow religious viewpoint discrimination by the government.”
 
Though the club even included a disclaimer on the flyer stating the school does not endorse or sponsor the organization, the school rejected the flyer anyway.

Genesis: Filled In Part 1

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Ending The Christian "Pacifist" Argument On Firearms

By Clayton E. Cramer & David B. Kopel

It is not uncommon, when concealed carry laws are debated before legislative bodies, for representatives of liberal organizations such as the National Council of Churches to show up and announce the “moral” opposition to concealed carry on behalf of “the religious community.” But reflexive hostility to the lawful use of force for legitimate defense is hardly the only moral position that may be held by a sincerely religious person.

The Book of Exodus specifically absolves a homeowner who kills a burglar.  The Sixth Commandment “Thou shalt not kill” refers to murder only, and does not prohibit the taking of life under any circumstances; notably, the law of Sinai specifically requires capital punishment for a large number of offenses.  A little bit earlier in the Bible, Abram, the father of the Hebrew nation, learns that his nephew Lot has been taken captive. Abram (later to be renamed “Abraham” by God) immediately called out his trained servants, set out on a rescue mission, found his nephew’s captors, attacked and routed, rescuing Lot. (Genesis 14). The resort to violence to rescue an innocent captive is presented as the morally appropriate choice.

Most gun prohibitionists who look to the Bible for support do not cite specific interdictions of weapons (there are none) but instead point to the general passages about peace and love, such as “Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also” (Matthew 5: 38-39); “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5: 43); and “Do not repay anyone evil for evil.” (Romans 12: 17).

None of these exhortations take place in the context of an imminent threat to life. A slap on the cheek is a blow to pride, but not a threat to life. Reverend Anthony Winfield, author of a study of Biblical attitudes towards weapons, suggests that these verses command the faithful not to seek revenge for evil acts, and not to bear grudges against persons who have done them wrong. He points to the passage “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live in peace with everyone” (Romans 12: 18), as showing an awareness that in extreme situations, it might not be possible to live in peace.

Further evidence that the New Testament does not command universal pacifism is found in the missions of John the Baptist and Peter, both of whom preached to soldiers who converted. Neither John nor Peter demanded that the soldiers lay down their arms, or find another job. (Luke 3: 14; Acts 10: 22-48).

John did tell the soldiers “Don’t extort money, and don’t accuse people falsely,” just as he told tax collectors “Don’t collect any more than you are required to.” The plain implication is that being a soldier (or a tax collector) is not itself wrong, so long as the inherent power is not used for selfish purposes.

Of course most gun prohibitionists do not see anything wrong with soldiers carrying weapons and killing people if necessary. But if–as the New Testament strongly implies–it is possible to be a good soldier and a good Christian, then it is impossible to claim that the Gospel always forbids the use of violence, no matter what the purpose. The stories of the soldiers support Winfield’s thesis that the general Speace and love” passage are not blanket prohibitions on the use of force in all circumstances.

Is an approving attitude towards the bearing of arms confined to professional soldiers? Not at all. At the last supper, Jesus’ final instructions to the apostles begin: “When I sent you without purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?”

“Nothing,” the apostles answer.

Jesus continues: “But now, if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” He ends by observing “what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”

The apostles then announce, “Lord, behold, here are two swords,” and Jesus cuts them off: “That is enough.” (Luke 22: 36-38).

Even if the passage is read with absolute literalness, Jesus was not setting up a rule that every apostle must carry a sword (or a purse or a bag). For the eleven, two swords were “enough.”

More importantly, Jesus may not have been issuing an actual command that anybody carry swords, or purses, or bags. The broader, metaphorical point being made by Jesus was that the apostles would, after Jesus was gone, have to take care of their own worldly needs to some degree. The purse (generally used for money), the bag (generally used for clothing and food), and the sword (generally used for protection against the robbers who preyed on travelers, including missionaries, in the open country between towns) are all examples of tools used to take care of such needs. When the apostles took Jesus literally, and started showing him their swords, Jesus, frustrated that they missed the metaphor, ended the discussion. The metaphorical interpretation is supported by scholarly analysis, and seems to best account for the entire conversation.

Even when reduced to metaphor, however, the passage still contradicts the rigid pacifist viewpoint. In the metaphor, the sword, like the purse or the bag, is treated as an ordinary item for any person to carry. If weapons and defensive violence were illegitimate under all circumstances, Jesus would not have instructed the apostles to carry swords, even in metaphor, any more than Jesus would have created metaphors suggesting that people carry demonic statues for protection, or that they metaphorically rape, rob, and murder.

A few hours after the final instructions to the apostles, when soldiers arrived to arrest Jesus, and Peter sliced off the ear of one of their leaders, Jesus healed the ear. He then said “No more of this” (Luke 22: 49-51) or “Put your sword away” (John 18: 10) or “Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26: 52). (The quotation is sometimes rendered as “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword.”) [129]

Jesus then rebuked the soldiers for effecting the arrests with clubs and swords, for Jesus was “not leading a rebellion.” The most immediate meaning of these passages is that Jesus was preventing interference with God’s plan for the arrest and trial. Additionally, Jesus was instructing the apostles not to begin an armed revolt against the local dictatorship or the Roman imperialists. Jesus had already refused the Zealots’ urging to lead a war of national liberation.

Do the passages also suggest a general prohibition against drawing swords (or other weapons) for defense? The versions of the story recounted in Luke and John do not, but the version in Matthew could be so read.

If Matthew is analyzed along the lines of “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword,” the passage is an admonition that a person who centers his life on violence (such as a gang member) will likely perish. On the other hand, a translation of “all who draw the sword will die by the sword” could be read as a general rule against armed violence in any situation.

The best way to understand the Bible, most theologians would concur, is not to look at passages in isolation, but instead to carefully study passages in the context of the rest of the Bible. If the single line in Matthew were to be read to indicate that to draw the sword is always wrong, then it would be difficult to account for the other passages which suggest that drawing a sword as a soldier (or carrying a sword as an apostle) is not illegitimate. Looking at the passage of Matthew in the context of the rest of the Bible would, therefore, look to the passage as a warning against violence as a way of life, rather than as a flat-out ban on defensive violence in all situations.

A 1994 document produced by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace states:

In a world marked by evil and sin, the right of legitimate defense by armed means exists. This right can become a serious duty for those who are responsible for the lives of others, for the common good of the family or of the civil community.

The Catholic Church recognizes people as saints because (among other reasons), the lives of saints are considered to worthy of study and emulation. February 27 is the feast day of Saint Gabriel Possenti. According to The One Year Book of Saints, as a young man in 19th-century Italy, Francesco Possenti was known as the best dresser in town, as a “superb horseman,” and as “an excellent marksman.” The young man was also a consummate partygoer, who was engaged to two women at the same time. Twice during school he had fallen desperately ill, promised to give his life to God if he recovered, and then forgotten his promise. One day at church, Possenti saw a banner of Mary. He felt that her eyes looked directly at him, and he heard the words “Keep your promise.”

Possenti immediately joined an order of monks, taking the name Brother Gabriel. The main incident for which Saint Gabriel Possenti is remembered was this:

One a summer day a little over a hundred years ago, a slim figure in a black cassock [Possenti] stood facing a gang of mercenaries in a small town in Piedmont, Italy. He had just disarmed one of the soldiers who was attacking a young girl, had faced the rest of the band fearlessly, then drove them all out of the village at the point of a gun….

[W]hen Garibaldi’s mercenaries swept down through Italy ravaging villages, Brother Gabriel showed the kind of man he was by confronting them, astonishing them with his marksmanship, and saving the small village where his monastery was located.

Saint Gabriel Possenti’s “astonishing marksmanship” was displayed after he had just disarmed the soldier. The mercenaries’ leader told Possenti that it would take more than just one monk with a handgun to make the mercenaries leave town. The saint pointed out to the mercenaries a lizard which was running across the road. Possenti shot the lizard right through the head, at which point the mercenaries decided that discretion was the better part of valor; they obeyed Possenti’s orders to extinguish the fires they had started and to return the property they had stolen. They then fled the village, never to be heard from again.

Jewish law comes to the same conclusion as the Vatican Pontifical Council: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first,” commands the Talmud.  Bystanders are likewise required to kill persons who attempting rape.  While there is a duty to self-defense, the duty to defend others is seen as prior.

The view that forcible resistance to evil attack is itself evil has serious implications: Patrick Henry and the other founding fathers were wrong to urge armed resistance to the British Redcoats; the Jews who led the Warsaw Ghetto revolt against Hitler were immoral; Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims would have been wrong to use a weapon to protect themselves; Saint Gabriel Possenti was a paragon of evil; Abraham should not have rescued his kidnapped nephew; and police officers who fire their guns to protect innocent people are sinful.

Consider the situation of a mother in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood, moments after an escaped psychopathic murderer has broken into her house. The woman has good reason to fear that the intruder is about to slaughter her three children. If she does not shoot him with her .38 special, the children will be dead before the police will arrive. Is the woman’s moral obligation to murmur “violence engenders violence,” and keep her handgun in the drawer while her children die? Or is the mother’s moral duty to save her children, and shoot the intruder?

The view that life is a gift from God, and that permitting the wanton destruction of one’s own life (or the life of a person under one’s care) amounts to hubris is hardly new. As a 1747 sermon in Philadelphia put it:

He that suffers his life to be taken from him by one that hath no authority for that purpose, when he might preserve it by defense, incurs the Guilt of self murder since God hath enjoined him to seek the continuance of his life, and Nature itself teaches every creature to defend itself. 
 

Whatever their disagreements on other matters, the natural rights philosophers who provided the intellectual foundation of the American Revolution saw self-defense as “the primary law of nature,” from which many other legal principles could be deduced.

As the great Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote: “We shall have lost something vital and beyond price on the day when the state denies us the right to resort to force…”

Leading criminal law scholars have emphasized a different, less philosophical, point: that victims protect the entire community when they kill a dangerous criminal rather than leaving him free to prey on others. To theorists such as Bishop, Stephens and Pollock “Sudden and strong resistance to unrighteous attack is not merely a thing to be tolerated …as a necessary evil [but is] a just and perfect” right. A good citizen attacked has “a moral duty” to use all force necessary to apprehend or otherwise incapacitate criminals rather than to submit or retreat.

Underlying the assertion that use of force to defend innocent life is immoral is the presumption that persons who use such force are “selfish.” To the extent that social science can shed any light on this presumption, the presumption turns out to be exactly backwards. A study of “Good Samaritans” who came to aid of victims of violent crime found that 81% “own guns and some carry them in their cars. They are familiar with violence, feel competent to handle it, and don’t believe they will be hurt if they get involved.”  Are these people inferior moral beings who “engender violence”?

In any case, the claim that as a moral or practical matter a crime victim should rely on the government for protection can be raised only if the government has an obligation to protect the victim. And quite clearly under American law, the government has no such obligation.

Additional Reading:
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