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In June, immediately after she stopped nursing her 19 months old daughter JiaJia, my Chinese wife became pregnant. As a German citizen, I would have had the right to apply to a special visa for my wife in order to have our child delivered in Germany – evading the current restrictions that didn’t allow her to enter the EU in the first place, such as the condition that she learn German first and absolve a language exam, etc.

However, there was no sign from the “Top” that it was part of our Maker’s plan for us to go there, and at times I still keep wondering why. My life as a musician was easier, more enjoyable and often more inspiring than my current life as an English teacher in a country that may well be the noisiest in the world, and sadly, one of the filthiest.
But having a teacher has its advantages. Other than in the West, where teachers have the image of “The Enemy” in probably 90% of their students, my new profession is a respected one here, and I’ve been told repeatedly, even after this relatively short time, that I’ve touched and affected my students’ lives, and perhaps more so than I was able to – on a personal level – as a musician.

Then there is the political aspect.

I love Western culture, and by Western I mean the same that 95% of the world mean when they say “Western”: The American culture. And I’m not talking about the main stream culture, the Britneys and Lady Gagas that only put a stamp on Don McLean’s fulfilled prophecy about “the day the music died.”
I’m talking about artists of the kind you don’t even hear in Europe unless you’re really into music:
Patty Griffin, Richard Julien and the galore of Christian bands and singers that are basically nobodies in the world of showbiz, but constitute a large part of my inspiration since years: Caedmon’s Call, Jeremy Camp, Jill Phillips and her husband Andy Gullahorn and oodles of others.

I love to listen to their music and sometimes I dream of a world in which I would be able to communicate with people that are even remotely on a similar wavelength to mine, who are able to speak more than the very, very broken English of most of my students (not to mention the majority of the large population around me), but what are the options?
Subscribe to a policy that is based on murdering our fellow humans in far-off lands on grounds that not even the bravest of the outlawed preachers and self-declared “revolutionaries for Christ” dare to doubt even though they’re proven to be totally ridiculous?
Or for that matter… Which of the wars that America – the great leader of our great and glorified Western culture – has fought for the past 6 decades could have really be called justified – from a point of view that even remotely resembles the teachings of Christ?

Korea? Vietnam? — Sure, they wanted to stop Communism. Perhaps at one point they realized that a more effective way would be to apply the slogan, “If you can’t lick’em, join’em” and infiltrate the enemy with McDonalds and Coke, as I see here, the possibly most capitalistic country I’ve ever been to, that’s officially “Communist.”
And if so… for what?

What is it that Big Brother or Uncle Sam is pushing on us? What’s so wonderful that they just can’t stop pushing it down the throat of the rest of the world? Certainly not Patty Griffin…

With a foreign debt of cosmic proportions it’s even ridiculous that the rest of the world keeps looking up to America as its great white hope, a dream and fairy tale that only becomes reality in one place for a limited time, namely a time-span of approximately 100 to 180 minutes on the TV – and movie screens around the world. The American Dream made in Hollywood.
As far as the bitter reality is concerned, all that every administration from Nixon to Obama has been pushing like a heroin dealer dressed up like Santa Claus has been the inevitable “death by overdose:” The world domination of bankruptcy.

What world would possibly be easier to rule than one of bankrupt suckers who don’t have a dime, whose money all went up into thin air, invested in some spoof concocted by some real smart wise asses, only to land all the power thinkable in the hands of a tiny clan who had the balls to lie and lie, and then lie some more, until it made Pinocchio’s nose look like a pimple in comparison?

I don’t know whether this far end of the world is going to be any safer when the shit hits the fan… possibly not. But it’s not just an issue of safety and survival. It’s an issue of dignity. I’d sure hate to wake up in the middle of all those wise asses who actually thought that their country was going to save the world while they were all pumping their tax money into making the exact opposite happen.

They say ignorance is bliss. There’s a lot of ignorance going on all around me right now. They don’t have a clue. But there is yet another extreme, and a whole nuther story, and that’s when people blatantly defy the truth, because they just can’t stand to hear it. And that’s precisely where I don’t want to wake up when the shit hits the fan. And hit the fan it will.

I guess the Boss knows what He’s doing in telling me to better stay put…

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I’m a firm believer in the fact that God can speak through just about anything and anyone, even people who are totally oblivious to their being used as a vessel for a higher, divine purpose.

The movie “Answer Man” points out the principle of how God can use even anything but perfect people to speak to the world through them, often very much in spite of themselves, rather than because of any specially pious qualities on their part.

In my free eBook project “The Deeper Meaning of Everything” that’s precisely the point I’m trying to stress: God speaks to us through everything.

In my movie blog “Talking Pictures” I try to point the lessons I glean from the movies I watch, and I also firmly believe that God has sometimes inspired songwriters – often totally unbeknownst to them – to broadcast downright prophetic messages to the world through their songs.

A few classic examples: “Let It Be” is, I believe, a prophetic song about the time of the end. “When I find myself in times of trouble…” – The Great Tribulation?

“Mother Mary” in the song, in my opinion, represents the Holy Spirit, “speaking words of wisdom.” Later it says, “Whisper words of wisdom,” indicating that those words won’t always be spoken out loudly from pulpits with microphones, but a cloudy night is coming, through which there will still be a light shining on those who believe, culminating in the great awakening to the sound of music (the “last trump”) at Jesus’ Return.

I doubt that Paul McCartney was aware of any such divinely prophetic ingredient, since his ideology certainly seems to be an entirely different one.

“Bye Bye Miss American Pie” also had a greater prophetic significance than Don McLean ever realized, if you’ve watched the development of pop music over the past 4 decades since that song was written, and perhaps even he knows by now that “The day the music died” wasn’t just the day Buddy Holly’s plane crashed. I often joke that it was the day Madonna recorded that song.

Then there was the ’71 album “Who’s Next” by The Who, a musical milestone, with their song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” ending with the line that so perfectly describes the succession of the current administration to the previous: “Meet the new boss! – Same as the old boss!” – I’ve even seen people wearing t-shirts with that line on it in reference to Obama…

Maybe I’ll come up with a list of other examples of songs with a touch of the prophetic…

In the movie “Hurricane” the statement is made that people don’t find the books they’re looking for, but their books find them.

In my life, pretty much the same applied to every song I felt magically drawn to. Even if at the time I first heard and started liking the song the meaning of the lyrics didn’t seem to bear any resemblance or parallel to what was going on in my life, later on, it did, and I realized why that song had “found me.”

Maybe you’re too rational, dogmatic or restrictive to consider that God could possibly work in such ways, and certainly the theory of Evolution wouldn’t lead to such a seemingly bizarre conclusion that our Creator should be involved in even such small details in our lives.

Well, Jesus gave us a clue that He’s more into details than many of us may think when He said that every hair on our heads was numbered, and no sparrow falls the Father doesn’t keep track of.

So, next time you hear a song and you feel its tug on your heart strings, listen to what it’s got to say. Chances are the Author of Life Himself has a message to you.

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I remember the first time I saw the Matrix pretty much exactly 10 years ago, I knew I had seen something very special. I had watched films before that had had a touch of the supernatural, almost like a message form God, like Zeffirelli’s “Brother Sun, Sister Moon,” and a few others, but this was special, and there have been very few movies since, that got anywhere near the deep spiritual significance of the Matrix, as far as I’m concerned.

Don’t get me wrong, I know all about the way the powers that be use Hollywood and all that goes with it to manipulate the masses.

But I believe that there is a greater Matrix that envelopes the smaller matrix of the NWO schemers and their god: the bigger Picture of God, that happens to include the picture of our present reality including its evils, and that when it comes down to it, the Devil is just playing a part if God’s plan, whether he wants or not.

Which doesn’t mean I’m a fatalist, either; nor can I say exactly to what extent free choice effects destiny or vice versa.

As much as we hate it: we have to leave some of the facts and details up to God & trust we’ll find them out in His good time…

Some people didn’t understand all the rave and ado about it. They didn’t get it then and they don’t get it now. They figured, “Cool effects,” but they prefer “Lord of the Rings” or “Star Wars.” I guess it’s like musical taste: some liked the Beatles, some liked the Stones, or some like Britney…

Matrix was a movie you’ve had to watch it a few times until you really got all the details.

Back then I was still with one foot in the System and one on a banana peel.

But with all that has happened since then, you might say I’m definitely unplugged now (as in living by faith).

Back then, I may have known the way in theory, but I hadn’t really begun to walk in it yet.

I had some rough thoughts and ideas about how the dark forces are manipulating us from behind the scenes, but I wasn’t aware to what extent.

I was affiliated with what you might call “The Resistance,” but I wasn’t nearly as active a part in it as now.

Not until 9/11.

In a way, having seen the Matrix was perfect preparation for not falling for the lies they told us since 9/11.

While the towers were still burning, Rumsfeld spoke of “retaliation.” And I knew that what I was watching was propaganda. – The machines at work.

Six months later we watched television for the last time in our home.

We unplugged ourselves from the current of the mainstream media brainwash and started getting plugged in to the line of communication with the “Top,” call it Zion, call it Heaven…

…Call it Jesus. I guess if Neo represents any one thing it’s Jesus, but also what Jesus can do through each one of us if we dare to let go of the lie they have told us all our lives and believe that “There is no spoon.”

– The knowledge of the Matrix being a fake enables you to do things that most people in the Matrix can’t do.

I’ve often wondered if that’s what perhaps empowered Jesus to walk on water, etc.: the knowledge that there is no spoon. If our physical world was just a bunch of encoded information (and they’re finding out that there are gigabytes worth of information in every living cell… who knows what we’ll yet find out about the make-up of our universe…), and He knew the code (since He had obviously written it: “In the beginning was the Word = logos = information…”) then the program He had written was subject to Him, and it was not that He was – as we are – subject to or victim of the circumstances. – An idea that drives home the level to which His crucifixion was an absolutely voluntary sacrifice.

Similarly to the way Neo had to decide to risk (and give) his own life for his friend Morpheus, I have also learned since, how much truth there is in not thinking it’s you, or that we have to do it ourselves, but sometimes we just have to be there for someone else, and like Jesus said, be willing to lay down our lives for someone else, and that’s when all of a sudden you find yourself “in the way,” actually walking in it, not just merely talking about it or dreaming about it.

The big surprise at the end is that not even death can stop that kind of love, but it totally overcomes the Matrix and its agents. No wonder, if you keep in mind that God is love…

After a while of living in the consciousness of the extent of the Lie, the fake steak of the Matrix becomes meaningless to you, and money – since you know it’s just part of the lie – becomes almost irrelevant, and in its present form on its way to history, anyway.

Since Obama, the powers that are working on introducing the new global economic order have shifted to turbo, and it’s not as if Revelation 13 was like Sci-Fi in some distant future anymore.

Other people apart from us “loonies” can actually see it happening somewhere in the not too distant future – the cashless society.

It’s exciting.

That’s another thing that has changed: I’m not scared anymore.

It’s like you just know everything is going to be okay, even if they kill you.

Similar to the plots of the sequels to the Matrix, the Resistance isn’t actually always as united as it should be, and many don’t believe in “the One,” or in anything supernatural, for that matter, and the enemy forces are sheer overwhelming in numbers; but that’s all the more reason why you can pretty much take for granted that this war isn’t going to be won by sheer power of force, nor with physical weapons.

The fact that Neo had to take the last steps of his way blind illustrated that it’s only by faith and not by sight that the final battle is going to be won, and that’s what many people just don’t want to see, because they think their own arm is strong enough, while their faith isn’t…

Regardless of whether the NWO mind-manipulators had their hands in the making of this trilogy, it wouldn’t be the first time that God used something the Devil would like to take the credit for.

Some people give the Devil too much credit and are too scared that God is some kind of weakling… They’re scared of the stars, scared of candles, scared of sex, scared of the wrong kind of music…

But we’re not going to win this war by being scared.

Sometimes the battle looks so hopeless, even the Enemy asks us,” why do you keep fighting?” Neo’s answer to Agent Smith, “Because I choose to” was not appreciated by everyone, but it’s our choice not to give in that is going to see anyone through in the end.

You simply have to choose to keep fighting the Enemy. What other choice have you got? Quit? Surrender?

The message was, “Hell, no, we haven’t even yet begun to fight,” even if not with those words…

The one thing I didn’t like was the ending of the trilogy. A cop-out. A truce between the Resistance and the machines, which in the Matrix scenario may have been the only realistic solution, but it won’t be in the real battle.

Some people hold a grudge against God because of the bloodshed depicted in the book of Revelation or Ezekiel, and hate the God Who would allow any such thing to happen.

They would prefer for good and evil to coexist peacefully together in some sort of lukewarm truce. But I sometimes wonder if they ever dig anything at all of what life is teaching us.

I remember reading Revelation as a teen, and I felt very much like Neo did in the scene of movie when he finds out just what the Matrix is, and the first thing he does is throw up.

It’s a toughie, facing the reality of our world as God sees it, also, or especially in regard to its impending future (preceding the happy ending) as He foretells it (see Revelation 19-21). And not many people have the guts to face that reality.

But the only way we’re ever going to have peace and any type of victory is if we have enough guts to hate evil, and if nothing else in this world will ever teach us to do that, I’m afraid the coming years most certainly will.

 

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The Shack: Another proof that God by far hasnt stopped talking 2000 years ago, as the conservatives claim

The Shack: Another proof that God by far hasn't stopped talking 2000 years ago, as the conservatives claim

Some Christian communities or “authorities” of whatever kind decry “The Shack” by William P. Young as some sort of heretical New Age teaching, so when I came across a copy myself, I did not expect anything of it. Of course, it was a bit comforting for me to know that Wayne Jacobsen had been involved in it, since I trust him, loved his book “So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore,” and even though I may not agree with every little jot and tittle of his doctrine, I believe he’s more right on than by far the vast majority of Christians I’ve known; and it’s no wonder they decry him as a heretic, because the more people listen to what he has to say, the more pulpit preachers are going to be out of a job.

Well, they better get ready for that position in God’s Kingdom, anyway.

So, back to “The Shack:” I love it. There may be some minuscule theological details I would dare to disagree with or question (like the statement that God the Father is supposed to be sexless, male and female in one, which differs from the doctrine I adhere to, that the female part of the “Trinity” is the Holy Spirit), but in general, the spirit of the book is fabulous, and confirms very much my own experiences in my personal walk and talks with the Lord.

The Jesus speaking in this book is the very same I have spoken to and known, and while the idea of God the Father or “Papa” being represented here as a “large black woman” may not have been exactly my idea of “Papa,” either, perhaps it was the ideal “camouflage” for us to prevent to make ourselves any other false images of God in our minds, since that seems to be exactly what a lot of us do. (Remember that it doesn’t say that God is that colored lady, but simply chose to appear as such for Mack – the main character’s sake, since he had a “father issue.”)

What matters is the message that was conveyed, and I consider 99% of it kosher, to say the least, if not thrilling, edifying and redeeming.

The spirit of what’s happening in the “shack” is love, and the author has grasped that spirit better than probably any other Christian author I’ve known, except perhaps for Wayne Jacobsen, and definitely better than the authors of the last 2 Christian books I’ve purchased, which I could not recommend.

One of the nice factors about this book is also that it was not aimed at a Christian audience, in other words, not mimicking what Christians pitifully do over and over and over again, namely endlessly preaching at each other instead of those who haven’t heard the message yet, but it is aimed at a wider audience, namely one consisting of readers who may not necessarily consider themselves “in the fold” yet, sometimes understandably so.

It’s good to know that there are people concerned about people getting to know God who don’t know Him yet, instead of getting another “convert” to add to their “flock” as a statistic or potential source of income.

What was fabulous was the sense of humor coming across in the book, a quality that you’d think God is downright denied by some of His more fundamentalist and zealous representatives.

People who adhere to the teachings of “The Shack” will probably be more likely to wind up in God’s true ecclesia than some of the dogmatic hardliners who are trying to get souls saved by getting them scared stiff of hellfire and brimstone and wouldn’t light a candle because it could attract demons…

One of the beautiful mysteries of God that the Shack reveals is explained in the conversations about the “limitations” which God (mostly in His Son) took or takes upon Himself for our sakes, in order to be closer to us, and out of love and respect for us. The idea of God becoming like us that Paul already hinted here and there 2000 years ago is brought out beautifully here, and much easier to understand than we can by reading Paul’s epistles.

As far as I’m concerned, here’s another proof that God by far hasn’t stopped talking 2000 years ago, as the conservatives claim.

God is not only alive and kicking, but – according to this book, and I believe it – also occasionally laughing His head off, shedding tears over our pain, and doling out hugs and kisses through whatever manifestation He can get a hold of.
God is not only alive, but He’s talking, humming, dancing (listening to Funk and Cockburn, among others) and enjoying life the way He wished we all would.

This book is probably also one of God’s best answers to the faces of God’s enemies who are bombarding all of us (and especially our kids) with their New Age doctrines that they brainwash us with through their innumerable books, movies and songs in the media, into believing that our striving for independence from God is supposed to be so important and desirable, when it’s actually our single most insane quality.

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A Prototype of the New Master Race and a Recent Victim (R.I.P.!)

A Prototype of the "New Master Race" and a Recent Victim (R.I.P.!)

It’s pretty much an open secret that the so-called “terrorist attacks” on the World Trade Center buildings in New York on September 11, 2001, were staged for various reasons, ranging from economical to political.

One of the primary points on the agenda of the New World Order architects sitting on the Council on Foreign Relations, is to get rid of cultures that still have well-functioning family structures.

If you don’t believe me that the powers behind the scenes have been working on destroying families on a massive scale for decades, read up about it on Henry Makow‘s websites.

Just as dumb people are much easier to manipulate than smart people (or even better: dumb people who think they’re smart because their brains are stuffed with a bunch of invalid information), which is the reason why the Western public school system is such an outrageous mess, and the slime spewed out from the media such increasingly intolerable garbage, broken families are easier to manipulate than intact ones. “Divide and conquer” has been the Devil’s slogan from Day One.

So, while we, the “enlightened” and “advanced” Western cultures not only arrogantly look down on other cultures in which the family structure is still intact, but even spend billions on destroying and killing them legally under the pretext that they’re all “terrorists” who need our “enlightenment,” the rest of the world – those parts where the father of the family is actually still the head of the house, laugh their heads off about us Western wimps who are the living fulfillment of one of the most powerful prophecies in the Old Testament about the Last Days before Christ’s return:

“As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths (Isaiah 3:12)”.

Respect is something that has practically gotten lost in the Western, me-first culture, where everyone has become little ego-worshipers and anyone else only plays second role at best. “First comes me, then the next-best person promising to cater to my own personal advance and advantage, and then somewhere those folks who are simply necessary to keep me alive, like my parents and stuff… And forget about the rest of the world.”

Selfishness and egotism have really become the ruling mindsets and ideologies of this culture, basically because people have become so alienated from the life, Word and truth of God, that the false “truth” of the Enemy has taken the place of God’s law in their lives, ruling and ruining them and the entire culture at the same time.

Nobody wants to be as politically incorrect to speak up against the youth of today. They are the stars of the show, the rulers of this modern, Western culture, to which the real rulers behind the scenes are trying to get the “gap nations” to bend.

They strongly resent those cultures in which the parents, and especially the fathers still have the say in the house, and they’re looking down on them as “backwards” and “underdeveloped,” when the fact is that they simply haven’t veered as far off from the path God had originally ordained for mankind as those who claim to be His people.

It’s only since the 20th century and the development of the media, along with the public school system, that the Devil has found a way to finally enter just about every single household and subvert the weakest link in the chain, and through them obtain control through the rest of the family.

He undermines the role of the father while at the same time ever boosting the egos of the children, and stirring up a sense of responsibility and loyalty in the mothers toward the child, rather than her husband.

After all, the husband is nothing but the dumb old pervert who wants to have sex all the time…

It’s our kids who determine what we, their parents, are going to buy, so they have long been the primary target audience of the mass hypnotists pulling the strings in this 21st century version of “Pinocchio.”

It’s not as if the kids were to blame, since they’re just the victims of the flood of poison unleashed on their brains via the media and the NWO school curriculum. If you tell a kid often enough that he’s the invincible master of the universe, he’s going to believe it and act like it.

And since authority is “out,” it would never occur to any of us parents to actually fight for our God-given position as the head of the family.

You may laugh all you want about Muslims and their “backward” ways, but they’re quite right in returning the courtesy and laughing about us, too. They may not have the Bible, but at least they’re sticking to what their holy book says, and refuse to let a bunch of greedy rich men fool them out of their fundamental rights.

It’s true that a lot of abuse has occurred in macho cultures in which women always get the raw end of the deal. But it’s nothing compared to the abuse, the violence and virtual rape of our entire culture and family structure that has come to pass by our so-called enlightened Western thinking.

A few days ago in Germany a man was kicked to death by a group of juvenile “masters of the universe” because he had dared to defend a group of children that was being harassed by them. The people who stood by did nothing.

Ask any Turk, Albanian, Iraqi, Iranian, Pakistani or Arab you know whether they think that any such occurrence would even be thinkable in their country.

And then feel free to keep laughing about their underdeveloped culture and keep watching TV!

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“Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty.

The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the Law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel.”

(Isaiah 2:8, 10-12, 19, 3:9, 12, 5:20, 21, 24)

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

These also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men.”

(2Timothy 3:1-9)

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A few years ago I bought a second hand edition of “Widerstand und Ergebung,” a book Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (a Christian minister during the 3rd Reich in Germany who was part of the Resistance and was sentenced to death by Hilter himself a few weeks before the war ended), consisting of letters he wrote in prison, where he was awaiting his execution.

I soon came upon the statement, “Stupidity is a greater threat to good than evil itself.” That struck me as something strange for a Christian to say. After all, aren’t we all supposed be nice and politically correct with each other and our fellowman?

But the more I live to see and learn in this world, the more I realize just how right he was.

Obviously, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was referring to the way the majority of the German people unquestioningly obeyed orders and tolerated and collaborated with what became known as some of the grossest atrocities in history.

Unfortunately, due to the often cited fact that we never learn from history, history also has a tendency to keep repeating itself.
Apart from the ever increasing deliberate dumbing down of not only America, but pretty much also the rest of the so-called illuminated world I’ve addressed repeatedly, I’m just saying: Galileo.

What in the world did the church (as in Christendom) ever learn from that episode of having to apologize centuries later for having been so dumb?

Apparently exactly the same amount that we always learn from such incidents.

Exactly.

Nothing.

It’s not that knowledge or wisdom wouldn’t be available. In fact, they’re both in the list of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit (gifts as in, available for the asking), which Christendom at large has determined were only for those of God’s children who happened to live during the first century. Perhaps St. James was also exclusively addressing first century believers when he wrote that if anyone should lack wisdom, they should ask God for it.

But then, if God is supposed to have stopped talking altogether around that same time, I guess it’s easiest to just repeat and believe and “know” whatever we’re being told to accept.

If knowledge and wisdom (along with 7 other pretty useful gifts) are weapons that God has equipped us with in our battle against evil, I’m afraid we’re losing the war because the vast majority of “Christian soldiers” don’t even know that they exist, much less know how to use them. (Coming to think of it, most of them aren’t even aware that there’s a war going on, much less fighting for the right side).

So, we’re just standing by and watch as the Devil, along with his spirit of antichrist (aka “Zeitgeist”) conquers the world by telling them that Jesus was nothing but a myth, largely because we fail to arm ourselves with sufficient knowledge that could easily debunk such diabolical claims.
But then, most Christians also believe their preachers’ fairy-tales that they’re going to be whisked out of this world before any of that evil stuff might ever happen, so why put unnecessary strain on the brain when we still need that thing to enjoy the football game?

The only problem is that the Bible itself predicts that the Antichrist will wage war on the saints (no, not the Jews, since they refused the deal that would have them sanctified), and is already marshaling his forces, so, how is that going to happen if all the saints have gone marchin’ in already?

I’m afraid there are just too many things Christians don’t want to know. “Ignorance is bliss” is the current motto of the game, “So stick me back in the Matrix and give me my steak to enjoy and let me forget all about this dreadful thing here called reality!”

Unfortunately, that attitude just about drives home perfectly the point of how right on Bonhoeffer was in the above statement.

The history books of a future under God’s reign may one day prompt their teachers to ask their students, “What was the most effective weapon Satan used in order to establish his kingdom on earth before the Lord’s Return?” And the unanimous, though chilling answer will be chorusing, “Stupidity!!!”

On which side of this war of stupidity against mankind do you stand?

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Zeitgeist: The Spirit of Antichrist

Zeitgeist: The Spirit of Antichrist

(A sequel to my previous post)

I used to read that passage about “the spirit of antichrist” in 1John and wonder, “Hmm, doesn’t make much sense to me. Who would in their right minds dispute that Jesus was actually a historical figure, and that He lived as a real man of flesh and blood?” Well evidently there ARE people who do, and they’re actively working on spreading their doctrine and spirit of antichrist, which they term “Zeitgeist,” the spirit of our time.

Well, as opponents of the spirit of antichrist and militant adherents to the Spirit of God, we’re supposed to resist and fight that move and counter their flood of lies with the truth.
I’m afraid, though, that the usual attempts of denying the similarities between Jesus and the pagan deities, which apparently give the zeitgeist or antichrist movement its momentum won’t do.

Christians will have to pull themselves together and realize once and for all that God is stronger than the Devil and face their ridiculous fear of astrology and the stars, as if it had been Satan who put them in the sky to tease Christians with them: “Don’t get too close, or they’ll bite you!”
If we’re going to combat the spirit of antichrist in the zeitgeist movement efficiently, we’re going to have to face the fact that it was God, not the Devil, Who created the stars, and created them for a purpose.
We’re going to have to face the fact, that it was also God Who created the star signs, and that the word “zodiac” is not evil or witchcraft, but actually originally appears in its Hebrew form, “Mazzaroth,” in the Bible, namely in the book of Job, and means nothing else than “the path.”
Furthermore can we not deny the fact that God created certain things in the physical in order to illustrate spiritual truths, and the sun and its relation to the stars are one of them. Sexual intercourse, by the way, is another one of them, and not the epitome of evil, as some Christians still seem to believe.
We have to realize that our God is not a wimp who created all these things in order for us to let the Devil run off with them and rake in all the credit for them.
I’ve even read websites of Christians who teach that candles are evil.
Well, what are you going to do when the lights go off in New York for the last time, brother? Sit in darkness because you’re scared to light a candle?

Of course, these people are scared stiff of any kind of symbolism, whether it be to depict Jesus as a lion, as in the movie “The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe,” and the star signs? Oh my God, they must have crept right outta hell. When in reality, nothing could be further from the truth, and if they’d just read their own Book, they’d find out.
Just because there are a few Scriptures in which it warns of the pagan astrologers and soothsayers, or the sort of people who are trying to figure out if you’re going to be lucky at the races tomorrow by your horoscope doesn’t mean we should throw the baby out with the bath water.
Of course, I’m not as naive to believe that I’m going to change that sort of people’s minds. But there may be others for whom there is hope, and who manage to ignore the “Thou shalt be scared stiff” dogma drilled into them for long enough to recognize God as the Big Thing in and around it all, the One Who created it all for His glory, and then develop the guts to grab what was rightfully ours to begin with and knock the Devil and his slimy cohorts for a loop with it.
We’re not too scared to kill of innocent Muslims by the millions, but when it comes to facing our real foe, all of a sudden we’re not that brave anymore, are we?
Well, it’s always easier to hate and kill a foe far away in a foreign country that you didn’t know much about and you never cared for much in the first place, than facing that treacherous foe who talks and looks like you right in your own country, waving the same flag, only that the stuff he’s saying is going to be the New World Order credo of tomorrow, and while we ignore and even sympathize with those friendly attempts of these traitors to poison us with their doctrine, destroying the faith of millions around us, we consentingly keep paying our taxes in order for more Muslims to be killed.
At least the Muslims believe that Jesus was a real person, and they even believe that He’s going to come back.
But that’s not what’s going to be taught in the public schools of tomorrow, if tomorrow isn’t already today.
It’s definitely not what kids are being taught via the tube in our oh-so “Christian” nations, nor the books we buy them by the dozens.
As long as they don’t talk about star signs, they must be okay… Get real!

This is another aspect that Christians have been totally deceived about: next to the dogmas that sex is sin, war is okay, God blesses the rich, God stopped talking 2000 years ago and Jesus will come back before the Great Tribulation, here’s another one: Star signs are of the Devil! And it turns out there is a good reason why the Devil wants you to believe that! Because if you wouldn’t, he wouldn’t have a chance to make people believe that Jesus never lived as an actual person, because you’d know that all those similarities between Him and all those ancient pagan “deities” are only because the deities were based on what the ancients had read in the stars!

I can only assume that one principal reason so many Christians don’t want to know better about these things is because if they’d have to admit that God is actually in all those aspects of life that they’d prefer to exclude Him from, it would mean they’d have to let Him play a far more significant role in their lives than they presently are willing to allow Him.

So many things are actually not the Devil’s fault, but ours, because we let him.
If the spirit of antichrist takes over the world, then it’s probably going to be just because too many Christians were plain too scared of the truth.

Did you know that fear is a sin? God commands us several hundred times throughout the Bible not to be afraid, but to trust in Him. So, if we’re not supposed to fear the Devil himself, nor our enemies, then how much less should we be scared of parts of God’s creation that He would actually like us to use for His glory?

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