Archive for November, 2012

(AB) How are humans different from animals?

November 26, 2012

I am sharing this with everyone possible that might be interested in economics from a Christian perspective, based on Biblical principles:

http://www.garynorth.com/public/department158.cfm

Gary North is a libertarian that posts on http://www.lewrockwell.com on occasion, has written this set of volumes about Christian Economics, going through the Bible.

From some essays I’ve seen, I think he considers himself a (Roman) Catholic, but the series began with an article on Genesis, and he states plainly that his entire economics perspective is based on the Creation as related in Genesis One, that since the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, economics has been based on the principle of scarcity, and that all the secular perspectives are based on Darwinism.

I’ve read several of his articles, and they seem to be usually insightful when he talks about the political situation in the USA, and he certainly beats crap out of all the other Catholic “experts” I’ve seen. I haven’t read any of these volumes but wanted to share the information. I plan on downloading it all over the next few days.

He says he’s written 32 volumes, written over 30 years, and is offering them free up until December 31, 2012, with the expectation that those who read it will serve as proof-readers and inform him of typos, mistakes, and other such errata. After that, he says he’s going to charge a hefty price.

You can get to them at the above link, but here’s another web page where the links seem a bit better organized for downloading one after another.

http://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/free-economic-bible-commentary-by-gary-north-in-pdf-until-2012-only/

“Dangerous cults?” Who are the really dangerous ones?

November 25, 2012

Too many Christians have bought into the “dangerous cult” idea which was precisely engineered to keep “Christianity” confined to the bigger, more malleable, manipulation-pliant denominations, the ones long-time established and marginalize true Biblical Christian believers, and eventually suppress the Gospel. Divide believers and conquer. The most dangerous “cult” of all in truth is the underground Satanic cult of the richest people on the planet and their political puppets hell-bent on building their Antichrist New World Order. (Psalm 2)

The main purpose for that propaganda-theme was to marginalize the strong believers in Christ. Satan doesn’t mind pulling down wild minority cults if he can keep Holy Spirit wildfire suppressed with it, and immunize the populace against it, by making the word “cult” a dirty word. Just stick that “cult” or “cultic” label on something and that way you keep the sheep from listening to them.

That’s why a lot of modern translation defenders have begun using the word against King James Bible believers, to scare people away from it, because arguments from facts leave them far behind.

There’s another much more diabolical reason the secular world wanted Christians to join in all the condemnation against “cults”. That way they recruit them into helping them stamp each other out if some of them get too much away from subjugating themselves to their secular rulers.

The Baptist church(es?) that rented their buses so that the world’s persecutors could go after a “dangerous cult” in east Texas, for example, based on hype and spin and maybe a little bit of truth thrown in to be convincing.

Or wealthy Christian parents paying big bucks to deprogrammers in the 1970s to kidnap adult children, drug them, keep them for days without sleep, put bright lights in their eyes, to get them to hate their former fellow believers. And don’t forget, like one of them said, “Take away their ‘specially marked Bibles’.”

Oh yeah, those “specially marked Bibles” are really dangerous, can’t have that.

WHO ARE THE TRULY “DANGEROUS” ONES?

“…Everywhere, this sect is spoken against…”

“..lest we be found to fight against God..”

The most “dangerous cult” in the world is the one that follows Jesus Christ and nothing can stand against it. The best weapon against false teachings is to share the truth, the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The truth from the Bible is the best weapon against the World Council of Churches, for example, which began with a whopping big donation from The Rockefeller Foundation! The WCC is the “Christian” organization that financed Mugabe’s guerrilla war in Zimbabwe when it was still Rhodesia, where his Communist thugs wiped out a whole village of BLACK-SKINNED Africans for the crime of welcoming a
white medical missionary doctor into their village.

Modern version writers do err, not knowing the scriptures or power of God

November 8, 2012
English: Apostles receive the gift of tongues ...

English: Apostles receive the gift of tongues (Acts 2) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It matters not that the learned scribes and Pharisees do err, not knowing the Scriptures they so self-righteously claim to understand so well, just like the Saducees:

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

They just don’t believe them, they can’t believe the power of God to give us ONE modern-language standard Bible by which to measure all others.

For God speaketh once, yea twice, [yet man] perceiveth it not. – Job 33:14

The entire chapter of I Corinthians 14 is all about speaking tongues in part (Paul says “I speak with tongues more than ye all”, in fact – 1 Cor 14:18), but emphasizes the importance of bearing witness to the lost, NOT in tongues they cannot understand, but in tongues they DO understand.

And note this important fact: the gifts he was talking about, with prophecy and interpretation, are meant for the lost sheep, because the lost sheep does not understand an unknown tongue.

I believe in the gift of tongues, but the word says covet rather to prophesy, even as it also says –note this now all you tongue-mockers—“Forbid NOT to speak with tongues”

BUT imagine now.. If God thought it important that listeners hear the word interpreted in the spirit and by the spirit with the aid of gifts of the spirit, even then, when they even had the Hebrew and some of the Greek scriptures, HOW MUCH MORE today, in this wicked generation, would he want us to have a reliable, inspired canon in languages understood better by this generation?

After all, if you rely on THE Greek and THE Hebrew, what kind of foundation BUILT UPON THE SAND is THAT today? Consider about even today’s Sanhedrin, full of scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees, Essenes and Zealots, and even a few “certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists” who “adjure” by the Jesus “whom Paul preacheth” (lots of New Agers call him “lord” and “master”). Even these over-educated graduates who are bloated with degrees of man’s wisdom and man’s praise, even they cannot agree on which Greek and Hebrew to use, let alone what it says.

What kind of Word of God is THAT?

HOW can you say the Word of God is infallible. You can SAY “the original tongues” but you don’t HAVE any “in the original tongues”.

So God just left us in the dark to figure out how to light the candle to put the pieces together?

Somebody scoffed at the idea of following the leading of the Holy Spirit, but then they claim the leading of the Holy Spirit for Bible translators that give us a cafeteria choice of a hundred different contradicting voices. They should learn something from the simple fishermen and publicans and even a Pharisee who said that he counted all that “as DUNG” that he might win Christ.

We even have these Sanhedrin elites (the Bible calls them “rulers”) preaching to masses of listeners that they “like” this version or that one or the way this one says it better.

How about the way GOD says it?

Let’s ask God about this, whether he wants his word in DEAD languages or living languages?

He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err–Mark 12:27

Think about that. These were guys that had the entire Torah memorized and yet Christ told them they did “GREATLY err, not knowing the scriptures” and “neither the power of God”.

There’s a whole lot more where that came from, but let’s remember 1 Corinthians 14 again:

1 Cor 14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Back when I still thought it might be okay to use other modern translations for the benefit of ESL speakers, and it wasn’t so bad, what clinched it for me was the fact that GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION.

KJBO-critics readily agree to this, by mouth, but then the next step is to wonder why God would let the most important element of our lives by which we have to judge EVERYTHING else, why would he leave that to the deceit of our own cacophony of confusing voices and minds?

Over the years, as I have seen the examples of the fruits of this confusion multiply in its direct effect, it gets more and more obvious that God would leave us with one voice for his Word.

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

It’s natural to differ in doctrine, but at least we should realize that God would not leave us with 100 different interpretation in the same language, like the scriptures say, spiritual leaders are supposed to have discernment to sort one from another, not just cower before the alphabet soup credentials of some scribe.