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There is a series of online videos out from Lionandlamb ministries, stating that the Pharisees in Jesus’ Day were all members of a secret society which today is called Cabala. While at first glance this seems to be a convincing argument (and the author of the videos states it with an effort to make it come across as fact, rather than a theory), and it does seem to make sense in the light of such dreaded Scriptures as John 8:44, where Jesus tells them openly, “Ye are of your father, the devil…,” or many others where He blasts the Pharisees, about which many theologians argue that Jesus couldn’t have possibly said or meant that…

After all, He was talking to Jews, and the Jews are God’s people, right?

While I don’t doubt that members of occult secret societies may had infiltrated the governing body of Jewish religious establishment of those days, just as they have allegedly (and obviously) infiltrated today’s established religion, I see a few problems with that theory.

First of all, we have members of the Sanhedrin, Pharisees, who believed in Jesus, even if they had to do so secretly¸ like Nicodemus, who came to Jesus by night in John 3, or Gamaliel, who defended the disciples before the Sanhedrin in Acts. Certainly they weren’t Satanists.

Secondly, labeling the Pharisees as members of a secret satanic society creates a comfortable gap between them and us. After all, we don’t belong to a satanic society, so we’ve got nothing to do with those satanic people who were responsible for Jesus’ death. No, we’re the good ones, and they were the bad ones.

I’m afraid that won’t do.

In my own personal experience, today’s established religionists are a lot more like the Pharisees than they would like to believe.

Let’s have a look from the Pharisees’ point of view in the days of the apostles: here was this strange, new, dangerous sect emerging, with scary new doctrines that threatened to overthrow all their good old traditions, and the way they had believed and practiced religion for so long.

How many people attending church do you know who would react differently to that kind of threat, nowadays, than the Pharisees did to Jesus and the Early Christians?

It’s easy to say, “Well, they were of the Devil and belonged to a satanic sect,” now, 2000 years after it happened and there’s no proof whatsoever to back up that theory.

It’s a lot harder to say, “Hmmm, looks like the Pharisees had a definite problem with self-righteousness, and they were quite stuck in their old religious rut, they thought they knew better than God as to who and what kind of people He would use.” Because that sounds a lot more familiar and closer to home, doesn’t it?

The theory also takes any guilt from the general Jewish population of that day, by creating a separation between them and their “satanic” rulers. But you can’t tell me that it was just a few members of a secret society yelling “Crucify Him!” and “Free Barabbas!” before Pilate (see also Mt.27:25).

Many people seem to forget that God has made a new Covenant with man, a covenant of the spirit, not of flesh, and that “He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly” (carnally, physically), “but he who is one inwardly…in the spirit” (Romans 2:28, 29).

“By their fruits ye shall know them.”

Maybe a whole lot more people than we think are going to turn out to have believed the wrong things, no matter how convinced they may be that they are in the right, just like the Pharisees were, and maybe a whole lot more of us will turn out to have sided with the wrong guys, opposing and oppressing those who look a lot more like little David with his slingshot confronting Goliath than the guys we’re siding with.

Not all Palestinians are terrorists, nor are all Muslims terrorists. In fact, there used to be more Christians among the Palestinian population than among the rest of the population of Israel, and there probably still are, except that we never hear much of their side of the story these days. Not much of anything gets through that wall the Israelis have built in order to keep out the undesired elements.

I really wonder how God would look on all these things.

And from the way I know Him, I think many of us are in for some huge surprises.

The truth, ladies & gentlemen, is and has always been terribly unpopular in a world run by the father of lies, even – or should I say, especially – in the circles of established religion.

Sin is a lot closer to home than many of us have the guts to admit to ourselves.

It doesn’t take a secret satanic society to oppose the true Messiah and His strange new sect.

All it takes is some damn clever lies of the Devil, and from what I can tell, those are more abundant than they ever were.

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As much as we all long for the ability to enjoy life, there are certain things that make it tough and a bit of a pain sometimes.

One of the things that make it hardest for me to enjoy life is the pitiful state an alarmingly growing number of my fellowmen is falling into, and a certain quality that seems to be ever increasing, which is an appalling lack of interest in the truth.

No matter whether it’s about Evolution or 9/11 or any other subject on which it would require a little bit of courage to embrace the truth instead of the broadband input of lies coming at us from the powers that be and their cronies, the media, people not only seem to prefer the more comfortable lie over the shocking truth, but they even vehemently defend it.

Never before was the proverb as true as today, “No matter how rare the truth, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.” It’s almost as if people worship the lie, and man’s philosophy in the 21st century – with few exceptions – has become a philosophy of lies, a fake reality, very much as described in “The Matrix.”

People are increasingly, as the Bible says “willingly ignorant,” or, as Kent Hovind put it, “dumb on purpose.”

The attitude is, “Don’t bother us with the truth! Entertain us!”

Okay, granted, it would probably make it a bit easier if those who are a “furious voice for the truth” would have all the details straight, and if there wouldn’t be all those variations. Some things we simply don’t know yet. But instead of looking at the overwhelming evidence in favour of the truth, defenders of the lie nitpick at the little details we don’t have straight.

But basically, the truth is still the truth, and the lie is still a lie. The truth that just as behind every shred of information ever given there had to be an author, so must there also be an Author behind the immense amount of information in every living cell is still overwhelming in the face of the probability of it all having happened by chance, no matter how many more people choose to believe the latter, just as most people seem to still choose to believe and defend the official version of 9/11, no matter how ridiculous it is, or the reasons for the Iraq war.

No wonder some people consider their fellowmen dumb sheep.

Jesus never said it was wrong to get smart. He said “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

Nonetheless, when you’re “dealing in truth,” it’s a bit frustrating when so few are interested in your merchandize or what you have to offer, even if it’s for free. On the other hand, it does make you appreciate the few friends you do have, and you know they don’t love you for any false reasons. You know they don’t love you because you’re so popular or successful.

What scares me a little about folks like Alex Jones is that they apparently sincerely believe that they can stop the New World Order from happening, and that’s where they seem to lose the Big Picture that the New World Order must come to pass in order for the truth and the forces of good to ultimately prevail.

What they also seem to fail to realize is that there’s some bigger evil at work here than just the Bush administration, and they seem to figure, “Just change the president and everything will be fine.” Or, “If we can just get enough people together, we will win.”

They fail to see the spiritual forces behind what’s happening, and you can’t lick the devil with axes and daggers.

The only Revolution that’s ever going to prevail against the tide of evil that’s rising is the Revolution that started 2000 years ago, which wasn’t a physical one, but a spiritual one. True that most of today’s “followers” of that Revolutionary seem anything but revolutionary, and I wish to God I knew one minister of God with the guts, conviction and initiative of a fellow like Alex Jones.

But I guess it’s always easier to believe that the answer lies in our flesh, in the physical, in our numbers and our own strength.

Perhaps that’s precisely one reason why the NWO must happen, and there’ll be no other way out than God’s way, no other power to save us than His, and we’ll finally recognize that if anything is going to save us, it’s certainly not going to be our own arm.

And as far as the defenders of the unpopular truth not having all the details of their story straight yet, it’s still better to have a skeleton & rough foundation of truth, than a big fat carefully designed and constructed fair-tale, as much as we may all tend to prefer the latter.

The challenge is, how can you get people interested in what’s real instead of the shiny fake? How can you get a kid to choose a carrot over a candy bar? There’s probably no advertising campaign in the world that’s every going to successfully persuade the world to buy the healthier, wholesome option.

I guess the only thing that’s going to do the trick on a large scale is going to be the hard & painful road of experience & finding out where it’s not at.

In the meantime, could I perhaps get you interested in a carrot?

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I’m in the truth business. I’m dealing in truth. Interested? That’s the problem. Hardly anyone is. As scarce as it is, the supply is much greater than the demand. In fact, most people nowadays don’t even believe there even is such a thing as truth. Everything’s cool, all is good, your truth is yours and my truth is mine. Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Satan… whatever gets you through the night.
But that’s where it comes in handy to know the truth (yes, that thing nobody believes in anymore): to help you distinguish the lies. You realize that’s baloney. The truth is that there’s a whole bunch of lies out there, you’re being spoonfed them daily, and in fact, they’re so many, you’re virtually drowning in them.
You’ve been programmed to believe that you’re a product of chance, of some random chain reaction that started billions of years ago, without any purpose; that the complicated machine of your body came into being basically by itself, through chemical & biological processes, and a whole bunch of lies about other things: history, politics, economics, religion… just turn on your TV.
Why? Who or what is supposed to be telling those lies anyway? Somebody who you’ve been told doesn’t exist, which is one of the biggest tricks & lies he ever pulled on mankind. Jesus called him “the father of lies” (John 8), and let me tell you, he’s got a lot of children. Look at George Bush. Listen to the news. “There are no secret foreign prisons” & blah blah blah.
No wonder people aren’t interested in the truth. In this world of lies, the truth has become an absurdity.
So, I guess you’re still not interested, huh? This is too depressing, you say. I must be paranoid, one of those conspiracy freaks. Actually, I’m not paranoid. The neat thing is, once you’ve really discovered the truth, you’re not nearly as scared anymore of anything that they used to intimidate & bully you into with their lies. You have discovered that the Father of truth is infinitely more powerful than the father of lies, and that if you’re on His side, none of those split-tongued nincompoops can even phase you.
How arrogant, conceited, biased, narrow-minded, intolerant & bigoted of me, you say, to claim that I’ve got the truth and you’re all living a lie, you say? Well, it’s not like I’ve never been fooled before, or that I’m immune to the lies. In fact, I keep discovering baloney they used to feed me as truth, keep discovering false & wrong ways in my past thinking, I keep uncovering the true foundation everything is based on & the way things really are, and I probably have only begun to scratch the surface. And it’s not like I’m showing off with something I’ve got that you can’t have. In fact, I’m offering it to you. It won’t even cost you a thing. Just give Jesus a chance. If you have a Bible, wipe the dust off of it & can all the baloney you’ve been brainwashed with about it for the past decades, that it has been manipulated, falsified, tampered with, misinterpreted, whatever, and read it. Read what Jesus had to say & see for yourself whether it makes any sense or not. Or if you can’t read, watch the movie, “The Gospel Of John.” Or best of all, ask Him yourself, what He has to say to you personally. It is a lie that He wouldn’t speak to you personally. It’s a lie that He’s too busy. You see, He’s not bound by time. It’s a little hard to imagine how that works, but C.S.Lewis explained it this way in “Mere Christianity:” “If there was a controlling power outside the universe, it could not show itself to us as one of the facts inside the universe— no more than the architect of a house could actually be a wall or staircase or fireplace in that house.”
He’s not part of the creation, nor bound to its rules and limits, since He’s the creator. It’s just that we’re trying to squeeze Him into the narrow box of our own finite imagination and perception, which, as I indicated before, has been very heavily shaped and influenced by lies.
“Forget what you know” is a good slogan to go by, if what you’re looking for is the truth. The Bible has a lot to say about the difference between what the world considers knowledge and true knowledge or wisdom (see 1.Corinthians 1, for example.) It doesn’t have a lot of compliments for those folks who deem themselves so smart & think they know it all. When it all comes down to it: What do we really know at all?
I for one, will stick to the Source that has been tried and proven reliable in my own life for 30 years now, and for millions of others for millennia before us: the Word of God, and not to the baloney some wise guys write about it.
Most of them just write their crap because they get a lot of money paid for it to keep the masses as far away from enlightenment & truth as possible, or simply because they’re too scared of the truth themselves or simply hate it.
It’s tough having to cowtow to a Head Honcho Who knows it all better than yourself – if you insist on being the head honcho yourself. I leave that to all those big somebodies out there, the innumerable little Hitlers, Stalins, Napoleons, Cesars & whatnots out there & will perfectly contentedly continue being a nobody.
I know, I’m a lousy salesman. I could try it like the churches & tele-evangelists & sell you the cross with flashy neon-lights, pomp & big ado about it. Nah, I don’t need all that stuff. Just give me the raw, naked truth, & I’ll be satisfied with that. It may not look like a lot in this lie-oriented world, but it’s the only thing that will last. Long after all that make-believe paper money will have ceased to exist, God’s good gold will still buy you anything you need. So, how about a little investment in a 100% crisis-proof currency? Because that’s what the truth is. In fact, it’s the only currency that will get you anywhere on that journey we’ll all have to embark on one of these days: the journey into the other world, when we’ll have to leave our mortal bodies behind. The place where you’ll find out that the notion that “when you’re dead, you’re gone” was just another lie.
I can’t force you into it, nor persuade you to take it, but I’d highly recommend it. Try some TRUTH today, you won’t regret it!

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