Liberal Confusion Toward Christianity

There’s a lot of talk going against Christianity. Liberals are even comparing Christians to the likes of ISIS. Do liberals understand Christianity at all? Do they understand ISIS at all?

Whereas there may be many out there proclaiming to be Christian and giving the Christian community a bad name, many liberals also profess Christianity. Kim Davis is one example. If these liberals actually paid attention to anything at all, researched history (instead of taking tidbits out of context that appear to emphasize their view), they’d realize that everything they know and believe to be true are false. Christians are not hateful people. Even in historical context, Christians had to be pushed to the extreme before taking harsh matters head-on. They’d see that individuals like Kim are in fact right. SCOTUS does not have the legal authority to make laws, Congress does. SCOTUS is supposed to enforce the laws.

Likewise, Christianity has nothing in common with ISIS or Islam et al. Christianity teaches to love the sinner, not the sin. We are all sinners, noone is perfect. True Christians don’t hate homosexuals nor do we wish any harm to them. But it is the Christians job to explain to the homosexual (and all sinners) about their sin and how to get passed it. It is also for the Christian to abide by God first and foremost. Any law of men that goes against God, must not be obeyed.

ISIS, on the other hand, as well as Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and Islam in general, specifically teaches to kill non-muslims, rape of children and women is ok, amongst other things. Muslims even kill other moslems that are viewed as “not moslem enough”. Any moslem that wishes to leave Islam is killed. Muslims remove the clitoris from women. ISIS has tossed homosexuals off buildings, behead homosexuals, Christians, and other non-muslims, burned prisoners alive, drowned prisoners, behead entire families (including children). All of this is a simple google search to find. ISIS is the very embodiment of Islam. In Islamic countries, if a woman is raped, it is seen as her fault, not the rapers.

Today in America, liberals are largely bashing Christianity while ignorantly comparing Christians to ISIS while at the same time promoting Islam. While liberals are promoting Islam, pushing it in our school systems to our children while not permitting Christianity in schools, they are also promoting homosexuality and pushing porn onto pre-teen children in school.

How do these liberals think Islam and homosexuality are going to get along if they are successful in making America a Shariah-compliant (by definition, Islamic) nation? Do liberals actually believe moslems will coexist with homosexuals in an Islamified America when they’re currently killing homosexuals in Islamic countries? Do liberals not realize by pushing porn on our children and desensitizing them to sex may have the end goal of achieving the childs consent in Islamic pedophilia?

Will we ever see the day that liberals realize the very freedom they have to say the vile things they do towards Christians they have because of Christians, and once Christianity is replaced with Islam the freedoms they so adore will be a thing of the past? All need be done is to look at the current Islamic countries and how few freedoms the people have.

Christians, it is time to stand up and start countering this nonsense. We have to rise as a united community and show what Christianity is really all about. We must overcome the false image of the community painted by a few false teachers and bad apples. The days of complaining amongst ourselves must end. If Christianity is going to stand a chance at all in this war against us, we must unite in showing what Christianity really is, who Jesus really is, and educate the people on their hypocrisy. Christians and non-Christians alike must see their hypocrisy in their views of Islam, Christianity, and world events.

It’s a sad state of affairs when the very community who built a nation on principles of freedom is being compared to the likes of terrorists. It’s more upsetting when people think the ideology of terrorists can give them freedom while they the people actually believe they’re not already free. It’s more upsetting still when the very community who built a nation upon freedom, while being compared to the likes of terrorists and tyrants remains in silence.

How far are we to allow ourselves to sink before we attempt to cleanse our community of the hypocrites and false prophets, attempt to correct what people feel about our community, attempt to understand and correct the overall views of our community?

Brothers and sisters, should America see the day we are no longer permitted to be Christian because of the spread of all kinds of falsehoods about Christians, there will be none else to blame but yourselves. The fact that individuals, not just youth, but middle-aged and seniors, see Christians and the Christian community et al, in such a dark light shows that Christians, not just the pastors, preachers, and worship leaders, but all Christians, have failed miserably to show the masses who we really are, what we really are, and who Jesus really is. This isn’t a denominational problem, it’s Christendom et al problem.

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The Unstoppable Awakening of Humanity

The following article is a copy being utilized under the Fair Use Agreement of U.S. Copyright Laws for the purpose of education.

I can see what Mr. Gardner sees, do you?

Original Post Found On: Before It’s News
Author: Zen Gardner
Authors Website: ZenGardner.com

The Unstoppable Awakening of Humanity
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 13:38
by Zen Gardner

We’re undergoing an amazing transformation. Absolutely diametrically opposed to the constant, gradual attempt by elitists to shut down humanity via eons of engineered subjugation, we’re being consciously and vibrationally liberated by the very nature of the Universe in spite of all their efforts.

It’s not readily apparent to most, but it’s very clearly there.

It’s subtle and yet obvious at the same time. Knowledge of this change or shift in consciousness is experiential. It appears in the form of social trends and changes, but once someone crosses that threshold of awakening they’re already living in that new reality. To what degree it affects their lifestyle will of course vary from person to person, but change they will. As will the lives they in turn affect.

And so it unfolds.

It’s Beyond Explanation

First of all, the natural mind, earthbound logic and reasoning, will not explain the important things in life. Explain love for example. Thankfully it’s wonderfully beyond words, as is all the important stuff. Really, words hardly suffice for real communication but are rather a limited means of information transfer. It’s only in our lower level density words take on such importance. And it’s there they’re more a limiting and confining aspect of the matrix than a help.

They certainly never quite cut the mustard when it comes to conveying Truth or true conscious awareness. In the words of Lao Tzu:

“Existence is beyond the power of words
To define:
Terms may be used
But are none of them absolute.
In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words,
Words came out of the womb of matter;
And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Or passionately
Sees the surface,
The core and the surface
Are essentially the same,
Words making them seem different
Only to express appearance.
If name be needed, wonder names them both:
From wonder into wonder
Existence opens.”
– Lao Tzu

Symptoms of the Shift

The point above being we’ll be witnessing physical changes as this shift takes place, but the true esoteric nature of the important inner change in humanity is hard to quantify. However, it’s not impossible amongst those who are experiencing this changeover. There’s a lot of chatter about this as some say we’re moving into a new dimension and others think it’s a move to another timeline.

I don’t know what it is. But I’m experiencing this vibrational change as well, most profoundly in an intuitive sense. I just know it because it’s happening to me, and then I read about and see it in others, as is the case of so many in the awakened community. While this is by no means complete, here are a few symptoms various people are experiencing to varying degrees, myself included.

A different sense of time. In most cases people are noticing time seems to be compressing, with the feeling that it’s moving quicker and quicker. There seems to be less time in a day, a week, a month and before you know it another year just flew by. This has been proven to be true in a physical sense, but not nearly as profound as this fleeting experience so many are experiencing.

Sensory changes. Some are experiencing heightened senses of smell and hearing, or fleeting shifts in what they’re looking at.

Paranormal experiences. Many are seeing shadow figures or fleeting ephemeral movements, often out of the corner of the eye. Some are seeing morphing entities they’ve never seen before, and several have reported having a sense of transparency come over them personally.

Strange sleep cycles and increased dream activity. This has been huge for me and I know many others. Every night there’s a new “movie” playing or several short ones. Some of the dreams don’t even feel like dreams, but just stepping into a another parallel world.

Relationship changes. Many things that have been suppressed seem to be coming to the surface for many. This is a good thing, although it can be disruptive while the information gets processed and reconciliation is reached.

A sense of letting go. The past and previous attachments seem to be falling away. And oh so naturally. It’s like letting go of a robe you were wearing and just leaving it behind as you walk towards to this gorgeous landscape, much like the picture at the top of moving into a wonderful, natural world.

Increased openness to change and new truths. While this is a fundamental element to waking up, this aspect I find is stepping up big time. There’s a wonderful bleed-over effect as I see it, where various information fields are merging. Maybe it’s just increased tolerance of differing takes from lightworkers to social activists, but the meld is on and it’s a beautiful thing.

Moving away from dwelling on the dark side. While it’s important to expose the tricks and lies of these feudal would-be overlords, the trend is moving towards emphasizing encouragement and positive solutions. Nothing wrong with a good rant at the right time or particularly perceptive exposes and take downs, but it’s becoming increasingly important to dwell on the bright side and work to strengthen this new awareness with positive, affirming words and actions. And it’s happening naturally, which to me is again this vibrational change we’re all experiencing working through each of us to manifest this evolving change in humanity.

Anyway, those are just a few aspects and if you’d like to add your experiences and observations below it would be fun to chat about.

But it’s real. And fantastic!

Don’t Be Too Surprised…

…When strange things happen to you. They will. Learn to roll with it. Personally, I think the power of expectancy is huge. It has pulling power. When you’re aware of and even look around for these manifestations, whether a kind of voice in your mind’s ear, a strong intuitive pull, a fleeting glimpse of something, or another amazing synchronicity, it’s a blast! But for some it goes way past that. But we all have that potential.

I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. And it’s way more than just the power of intention, which is cool enough in itself. Universe is just waiting to be manifest through each of us more and more and continually. No angst there, just amazing potential waiting to be discovered by anyone and everyone.

And don’t be surprised if your life gets “disrupted”. This isn’t all puppies and flowers. This changeover comes with some expense.

Some are getting hit with health challenges they’ve never had, or work or money issues, or as I mentioned about relationship issues. Some are very anxious and nervous suddenly and need to learn to get a sounder grip on their spirituality. That or detach from crap in their lives that Universe is trying shake them free of. There are lots of things going on.

The Matrix is Crumbling

This ugly matrix that we’ve been shoe horned into is a very complex, controlling nasty thing. And it can’t hold up by the very manufactured nature of it. It’s not real, it’s created, by ugly forces to harness and abuse others for its own satisfaction. No way it can last in the face of an inherently loving and natural creative Universe.

Much like earth. As hard as they try to control it for their own devices, Gaia will win out in the long run.

This is the reason they’re working feverishly to clamp down on humanity. And it always backfires. Little do they know they’re accelerating their own downfall and humanity’s awakening. The more freedoms they take away the more wake up to what they had and want back. More than that, the more step back and ask how things got this way and how far back does this go.

That, my friends, is the recipe for awakening. You got questions? Universe has answers!

Yugas, Yogis and Cycles of Awakening

Did you know Buddha, Lao Tzu, Mahavira, Zoroaster and Heracletus were all contemporaries? That was the wake up of their day! Between 500 and 600 BC their awakening hit and like the 100th monkey it was spontaneous in different parts of the world! Siddhartha Gautama who become the Buddha was teaching in India the same time Mahavira was expounding Jainism, both radical departures from the spiritual teachings of their day, both teaching about transcendence to an all connected oneness, with Jainism emphasizing non-violence and respect for all living things.

Around the same time the teachings of Lao Tzu summarized in the amazing Tao Te Ching were changing the direction and consciousness of China and eventually the entire world. Meanwhile over in Persia there was Zoroaster teaching a new spirituality, while in Greece the pre-Socratic philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenodes and others were having an awakening of their own, espousing very esoteric teachings on the timeless and constantly changing nature of the Universe. These later morphed into the more heady Socratic discourses and philosophies, pulling further and further away from the transcendental dimension and inter-connectivity and oneness of the Universe espoused by the pre-Socratic teachers.

Pythagoras also lived in this time, believed to have had many mystical and alchemical insights and teachings that have been passed down through the mystery schools.

These were all within 100 years of each other, overlapping lifetimes, several apparently teaching simultaneously. Again, these “coincidental” awakenings prove the wave idea, where waves of vibrational change are somehow amplified by both Universe and the receptivity of those who awaken.

And these waves of awakening have corresponding planetary and galactic alignments. There are teachings from many cultures regarding these planetary and stellar based timelines divided into epochs, yugas or cycles of some sort. In each scenario we see the waxing and waning of season-like cycles, some even within others.

Clearly the momentous galactic alignment and shift out of the Piscean age we’re experiencing is both symbolic and largely causal of our awakening and changeover into a new, golden era, the one foretold by many a seer. After all, it’s a cycle.

Or should I say a spiral? Hmm.

Perfectly Put

This awakening is for everyone! So pass it on!

Much love always, keep on!

Zen

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“Gnosis “The Lost Gospels” by Anglican priest Pete Owen Jones”

If there is only one documentary you watch on early Christianity, please watch this one.

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The Bible: Are Paul’s Words God-Inspired?

Christians have a thing about quoting Paul more often than Jesus, if Jesus is quoted at all. Therefore, Christians (and Catholics alike) should properly be named Paulines as they are following Paulianity. Fundamentalists believe the whole Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God. Here the attempt will be made to show the fallacy of that belief, as Paul distorted, twisted, and inserted his beliefs, to scripture. The following may disturb many, but it is important information. The point is made by the time you finish the conclusion.

Paul admits to preaching his gospel, not Jesus’.

Romans 2:16
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of
men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is of power to stablish you
according to my gospel, and the preaching of
Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the
mystery, which was kept secret since the world
began,

1 Timothy 1:11
According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

2 Timothy 2:8
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel

Paul claims he is suffering for the salvation of others. But wasn’t that what Jesus already accomplished?

2 Timothy 2:9-10
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

Speaking about marriage, Paul gives good sounding advice. But he admits it is his advice. Not Jesus’.

1 Corinthians 7:6
But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

1 Corinthians 7:12-13
But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 7:39-40
The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

We are to follow Christ, not men. Pastors are to preach the Gospel and bring people to Christ. People look at pastors who have “followers” as false prophets. Pastors have a fellowship, as pastors are equal to their congregation. So then shall Paul be considered a false prophet?

1 Corinthians 11:1
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Some may argue that Paul was following Christ and therefore is fine. But they neglect two things:
1) The Apostle Paul (Saul of Tarsus). Paul (chosen by Jesus post-resurrection) was out killing Christians and sent to arrest Peter. On the way he had a vision from Jesus. Following the vision, he converted. Paul only met Jesus spiritually.

2) Jesus states that not all who preach in His name will be saved. As shown below:
Matthew 7:21-23
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

We’re not necessarily suggesting the writings attributed to Paul shouldn’t be read, nor are we suggesting nothing in the writings attributed to Paul were God-inspired. We are saying that you must pay attention to the words. Some writings may very well be God-inspired. However, there are numerous areas where Paul clearly states what he is saying is of his opinion. What is clearly Pauls opinion is clearly not Gods words. Paul was man. Paul was were mere man as all of us. As today, God may speak through us at times, but mostly we speak of ourselves through our wisdom and spiritual maturity (or lack thereof).

At the sime time, anyone who professes “follow me” and instructs to abide by “my gospel” today would be seen as a false prophet. Such standards should not be changed simply because it’s in the Bible (largely pieced together by the Catholics in the 300’s).

Saul Paul became an Apostle after Jesus’ resurrection. He spent much time defending his apostleship, as is clearly stated throughout the New Testament:

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work i n the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:2
If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle , because I persecuted the church of God.

1 Timothy 2:7
Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

Though Peter and others accepted him, he seemed to feel inferior to the others (most likely due to his persecution of Christians before his conversion). With statements such as “follow me” and “according to my gospel”, either Paul is a false prophet or extremely poor with words.

Paul can be learned from. But Paul should not replace Jesus. Christians, we beg you to learn your Bible, grow in Christ, and preach and defend our faith by quoting from Jesus Himself. Are you to be known as Christians (followers of Christ) or Paulines (followers of Paul)?

Some may argue Jesus handpicked the Apostles, therefore they are perfect. We respond with the following:

Yes, Jesus selected the original Apostles. But they all served varying purposes and had varying personalities. They are far from your view of perfection. Judas turned Jesus over to be crucified and then committed suicide. Is that perfection? Peter was so sure of his faith in Jesus that he denied even knowing Jesus. Is that perfect?

That being considered, is it not possible Jesus also selected one whom He knew would be one of many anti-christs that He warns of? Would this not be done to test the very faith of His followers, known today as Christians? If so, many have failed this test, as they have become followers of Paul rather than Jesus.

To those who are willing to do your own research, begin with the following: Google and BibleGateway are wonderful tools when used being led by Jesus. You may also wish to begin with the following links: To love Jesus, you must hate Paul | Paul the Apostle | Twelve Apostles

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Where Are All The Watchmen?

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Melchizedek and Abraham (UBS #11)

As stated in Introduction To “UBS” Study the following is: My opinions posted on this part of the study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Revealed truth was threatened with extinction during the millenniums which followed the miscarriage of the Adamic mission on Earth. Though making progress intellectually, the human races were slowly losing ground spiritually. About 3000 B.C. the concept of God had grown very hazy in the minds of men.

It was 1,973 years before the birth of Jesus that Machiventa was bestowed upon the human races of Earth. His coming was unspectacular; his materialization was not witnessed by human eyes. He was first observed by mortal man on that eventful day when he entered the tent of Amdon, a Chaldean herder of Sumerian extraction. And the proclamation of his mission was embodied in the simple statement which he made to this shepherd, “I am Melchizedek, priest of El Elyon, the Most High, the one and only God.” (Gen. 14:18; Psalm 110:4) And that night, as they talked out under the stars, Melchizedek began his mission of the revelation of the truth of the reality of God when, with a sweep of his arm, he turned to Amdon, saying, “El Elyon, the Most High, is the divine creator of the stars of the firmament and even of this very earth on which we live, and he is also the supreme God of heaven.” Within a few years Melchizedek had gathered around himself a group of pupils, disciples, and believers who formed the nucleus of the later community of Salem. He was soon known throughout Palestine as the priest of El Elyon, the Most High, and as the sage of Salem. Among some of the surrounding tribes he was often referred to as the sheik, or king, of Salem. Salem was the site which after the disappearance of Melchizedek became the city of Jebus, subsequently being called Jerusalem.

In personal appearance, Melchizedek resembled the then blended Nodite and Sumerian peoples, being almost six feet in height and possessing a commanding presence. He spoke Chaldean and a half dozen other languages. He dressed much as did the Canaanite priests except that on his breast he wore an emblem of three concentric circles, the symbol of the Trinity. In the course of his ministry this insignia of three concentric circles became regarded as so sacred by his followers that they never dared to use it, and it was soon forgotten with the passing of a few generations. Though Machiventa lived after the manner of the men of the realm, he never married, nor could he have left offspring on earth. His physical body, while resembling that of the human male, was in reality on the order of those especially constructed bodies used by the one hundred materialized members of the Planetary Prince’s staff except that it did not carry the life plasm of any human race. Nor was there available on Earth the tree of life. Had Machiventa remained for any long period on earth, his physical mechanism would have gradually deteriorated; as it was, he terminated his bestowal mission in ninety-four years long before his material body had begun to disintegrate.

Melchizedek Teachings
Melchizedek taught the concept of one God, a universal Deity. Melchizedek remained all but silent as to the status of Lucifer. To a majority of the Salem students Edentia was heaven and the Most High was God. The symbol of the three concentric circles, which Melchizedek adopted as the insignia of his bestowal, a majority of the people interpreted as standing for the three kingdoms of men, angels, and God. And they were allowed to continue in that belief; very few of his followers ever knew that these three circles were emblematic of the infinity, eternity, and universality of the Trinity of divine maintenance and direction; even Abraham rather regarded this symbol as standing for the three Most Highs, as he had been instructed that the three Most Highs functioned as one.

But to some, Melchizedek taught advanced truth, embracing the conduct and organization of the local universe, while to his brilliant disciple Nordan the Kenite and his band of earnest students he taught the truths of the superuniverse. The members of the family of Katro, with whom Melchizedek lived for more than thirty years, knew many of these higher truths and long perpetuated them in their family, even to the days of their illustrious descendant Moses, who thus had a compelling tradition of the days of Melchizedek handed down to him on this, his father’s side, as well as through other sources on his mother’s side.

Melchizedek taught his followers all they had capacity to receive and assimilate. Even many modern religious ideas about heaven and earth, of man, God, and angels, are not far removed from these teachings of Melchizedek. But this great teacher subordinated everything to the doctrine of one God, a universe Deity, a heavenly Creator, a divine Father. Emphasis was placed upon this teaching for the purpose of appealing to man’s adoration and of preparing the way for the subsequent appearance of Michael as the Son of this same Universal Father. Melchizedek taught that at some future time another Son of God would come in the flesh as he had come, but that he would be born of a woman; and that is why numerous later teachers held that Jesus was a priest, or minister, “forever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4)

The ceremonies of the Salem worship were very simple. Every person who signed or marked the clay-tablet rolls of the Melchizedek church committed to memory, and subscribed to, the following belief:
1. I believe in El Elyon, the Most High God, the only Universal Father and Creator of all things.
2. I accept the Melchizedek covenant with the Most High, which bestows the favor of God on my faith, not on sacrifices and burnt offerings.
3. I promise to obey the seven commandments of Melchizedek and to tell the good news of this covenant with the Most High to all men.

The seven commandments promulgated by Melchizedek were patterned along the lines of the ancient Dalamatian supreme law and very much resembled the seven commands taught in the first and second Edens. These commands of the Salem religion were:
1. You shall not serve any God but the Most High Creator of heaven and earth.
2. You shall not doubt that faith is the only requirement for eternal salvation.
3. You shall not bear false witness.
4. You shall not kill.
5. You shall not steal.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not show disrespect for your parents and elders.

While no sacrifices were permitted within the colony, Melchizedek well knew how difficult it is to suddenly uproot long-established customs and accordingly had wisely offered these people the substitute of a sacrament of bread and wine for the older sacrifice of flesh and blood. It is of record, “Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine.” (Gen. 14:18) But even this cautious innovation was not altogether successful; the various tribes all maintained auxiliary centers on the outskirts of Salem where they offered sacrifices and burnt offerings. Even Abraham resorted to this barbarous practice after his victory over Chedorlaomer; he simply did not feel quite at ease until he had offered a conventional sacrifice. And Melchizedek never did succeed in fully eradicating this proclivity to sacrifice from the religious practices of his followers, even of Abraham. Like Jesus, Melchizedek attended strictly to the fulfillment of the mission of his bestowal. He did not attempt to reform the mores, to change the habits of the world, nor to promulgate even advanced sanitary practices or scientific truths. He came to achieve two tasks: to keep alive on earth the truth of the one God and to prepare the way for the subsequent mortal bestowal of the Son of the Father.

Melchizedek taught elementary revealed truth at Salem for ninety-four years, and during this time Abraham attended the Salem school three different times. He finally became a convert to the Salem teachings, becoming one of Melchizedek’s most brilliant pupils and chief supporters.

Selection of Abraham
Although it may be an error to speak of “chosen people,” (Deut. 7:6, 14:2) it is not a mistake to refer to Abraham as a chosen individual. Melchizedek did lay upon Abraham the responsibility of keeping alive the truth of one God as distinguished from the prevailing belief in plural deities.

A few weeks after the death of Abraham’s father, Terah, Melchizedek sent one of his students, Jaram the Hittite, to extend this invitation to both Abraham and Nahor: “Come to Salem, where you shall hear our teachings of the truth of the eternal Creator, and in the enlightened offspring of you two brothers shall all the world be blessed.” Now Nahor had not wholly accepted the Melchizedek gospel; he remained behind and built up a strong city-state which bore his name; but Lot, Abraham’s nephew, decided to go with his uncle to Salem. Upon arriving at Salem, Abraham and Lot chose a hilly fastness near the city where they could defend themselves against the many surprise attacks of northern raiders. At this time the Hittites, Assyrians, Philistines, and other groups were constantly raiding the tribes of central and southern Palestine. From their stronghold in the hills Abraham and Lot made frequent pilgrimages to Salem.

Not long after they had established themselves near Salem, Abraham and Lot journeyed to the valley of the Nile to obtain food supplies as there was then a drought in Palestine. During his brief sojourn in Egypt Abraham found a distant relative on the Egyptian throne, and he served as the commander of two very successful military expeditions for this king. During the latter part of his sojourn on the Nile he and his wife, Sarah, lived at court, and when leaving Egypt, he was given a share of the spoils of his military campaigns. It required great determination for Abraham to forgo the honors of the Egyptian court and return to the more spiritual work sponsored by Machiventa. But Melchizedek was revered even in Egypt, and when the full story was laid before Pharaoh, he strongly urged Abraham to return to the execution of his vows to the cause of Salem. Abraham had kingly ambitions, and on the way back from Egypt he laid before Lot his plan to subdue all Canaan and bring its people under the rule of Salem. Lot was more bent on business; so, after a later disagreement, he went to Sodom to engage in trade and animal husbandry. Lot liked neither a military nor a herder’s life. (Gen. 12:10-13:18)

Covenant with Abraham
Melchizedek explained to Abraham the futility of contending with the Amorite confederation but made it equally clear that these backward clans were certainly committing suicide by their foolish practices so that in a few generations they would be so weakened that the descendants of Abraham, meanwhile greatly increased, could easily overcome them. And Melchizedek made a formal covenant with Abraham at Salem. Said he to Abraham: “Look now up to the heavens and number the stars if you are able; so numerous shall your seed be.” (Gen. 15:5) And Abraham believed Melchizedek, “and it was counted to him for righteousness.” (Gen. 15:6) And then Melchizedek told Abraham the story of the future occupation of Canaan by his offspring after their sojourn in Egypt.

This covenant of Melchizedek with Abraham represents the great agreement between divinity and humanity whereby God agrees to do everything; man only agrees to believe God’s promises and follow his instructions. Heretofore it had been believed that salvation could be secured only by works —sacrifices and offerings; now, Melchizedek again brought to Earth the good news that salvation, favor with God, is to be had by faith. But this gospel of simple faith in God was too advanced; the Semitic tribesmen subsequently preferred to go back to the older sacrifices and atonement for sin by the shedding of blood. It was not long after the establishment of this covenant that Isaac, the son of Abraham, was born in accordance with the promise of Melchizedek. After the birth of Isaac, Abraham took a very solemn attitude toward his covenant with Melchizedek, going over to Salem to have it stated in writing. It was at this public and formal acceptance of the covenant that he changed his name from Abram to Abraham. (Gen. 17:5; Neh. 9:7)

Melchizedek Missionaries
Salem missionaries penetrated all Europe, even to the British Isles. One group went by way of the Faroes to the Andonites of Iceland, while another traversed China and reached the Japanese of the eastern islands. The lives and experiences of the men and women who ventured forth from Salem, Mesopotamia, and Lake Van to enlighten the tribes of the Eastern Hemisphere present a heroic chapter in the annals of the human race. But the task was so great and the tribes were so backward that the results were vague and indefinite. From one generation to another the Salem gospel found lodgment here and there, but except in Palestine, never was the idea of one God able to claim the continued allegiance of a whole tribe or race. Long before the coming of Jesus the teachings of the early Salem missionaries had become generally submerged in the older and more universal superstitions and beliefs. The original Melchizedek gospel had been almost wholly absorbed in the beliefs in the Great Mother, the Sun, and other ancient cults.

The Melchizedek Departure
It was a great trial for Abraham when Melchizedek so suddenly disappeared. Although he had fully warned his followers that he must sometime go as he had come, they were not reconciled to the loss of their wonderful leader. The great organization built up at Salem nearly disappeared, though the traditions of these days were what Moses built upon when he led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt.

Abraham became fearful and timid immediately after the disappearance of Melchizedek. He withheld his identity upon arrival at Gerar, so that Abimelech appropriated his wife. (Shortly after his marriage to Sarah, Abraham one night had overheard a plot to murder him in order to get his brilliant wife. This dread became a terror to the otherwise brave and daring leader; all his life he feared that someone would kill him secretly in order to get Sarah. And this explains why, on three separate occasions, this brave man exhibited real cowardice.)

It was hard for the next generation to comprehend the story of Melchizedek; within five hundred years many regarded the whole narrative as a myth. Isaac held fairly well to the teachings of his father and nourished the gospel of the Salem colony, but it was harder for Jacob to grasp the significance of these traditions. Joseph was a firm believer in Melchizedek and was, largely because of this, regarded by his brothers as a dreamer. Joseph’s honor in Egypt was chiefly due to the memory of his great-grandfather Abraham. Joseph was offered military command of the Egyptian armies, but being such a firm believer in the traditions of Melchizedek and the later teachings of Abraham and Isaac, he elected to serve as a civil administrator, believing that he could thus better labor for the advancement of the kingdom of heaven. The teaching of Melchizedek was full and replete, but the records of these days seemed impossible and fantastic to the later Hebrew priests, although many had some understanding of these transactions, at least up to the times of the en masse editing of the Old Testament records in Babylon.

What the Old Testament records describe as conversations between Abraham and God were in reality conferences between Abraham and Melchizedek. Later scribes regarded the term Melchizedek as synonymous with God. The record of so many contacts of Abraham and Sarah with “the angel of the Lord” refers to their numerous visits with Melchizedek. The Hebrew narratives of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph are far more reliable than those about Abraham, although they also contain many diversions from the facts, alterations made intentionally and unintentionally at the time of the compilation of these records by the Hebrew priests during the Babylonian captivity. Keturah was not a wife of Abraham; like Hagar, she was merely a concubine. All of Abraham’s property went to Isaac, the son of Sarah, the status wife. Abraham was not so old as the records indicate, and his wife was much younger. These ages were deliberately altered in order to provide for the subsequent alleged miraculous birth of Isaac.

The national ego of the Jews was tremendously depressed by the Babylonian captivity. In their reaction against national inferiority they swung to the other extreme of national and racial egotism, in which they distorted and perverted their traditions with the view of exalting themselves above all races as the chosen people of God; and hence they carefully edited all their records for the purpose of raising Abraham and their other national leaders high up above all other persons, not excepting Melchizedek himself. The Hebrew scribes therefore destroyed every record of these momentous times which they could find, preserving only the narrative of the meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek after the battle of Siddim, which they deemed reflected great honor upon Abraham.

Melchizedek Teachings in the Orient

India
The amalgamation of the onetime thirty-three Aryan deities was well under way when the Salem missionaries penetrated the north of India. The polytheism of these Aryans represented a degeneration of their earlier monotheism occasioned by their separation into tribal units, each tribe having its venerated god. This devolution of the original monotheism and trinitarianism of Andite Mesopotamia was in process of resynthesis in the early centuries of the second millennium before Christ. The many gods were organized into a pantheon under the triune leadership of Dyaus pitar, the lord of heaven; Indra, the tempestuous lord of the atmosphere; and Agni, the three-headed fire god, lord of the earth and the vestigial symbol of an earlier Trinity concept.

Definite henotheistic developments were paving the way for an evolved monotheism. Agni, the most ancient deity, was often exalted as the father-head of the entire pantheon. The deity-father principle, sometimes called Prajapati, sometimes termed Brahma, was submerged in the theologic battle which the Brahman priests later fought with the Salem teachers. The Brahman was conceived as the energy-divinity principle activating the entire Vedic pantheon. The Salem missionaries preached the one God of Melchizedek, the Most High of heaven. This portrayal was not altogether disharmonious with the emerging concept of the Father-Brahma as the source of all gods, but the Salem doctrine was nonritualistic and hence ran directly counter to the dogmas, traditions, and teachings of the Brahman priesthood. Never would the Brahman priests accept the Salem teaching of salvation through faith, favor with God apart from ritualistic observances and sacrificial ceremonials. The rejection of the Melchizedek gospel of trust in God and salvation through faith marked a vital turning point for India. The Salem missionaries had contributed much to the loss of faith in all the ancient Vedic gods, but the leaders, the priests of Vedism, refused to accept the Melchizedek teaching of one God and one simple faith.

These were the times of the compilation of the later scriptures of the Hindu faith, the Brahmanas and the Upanishads. Having rejected the teachings of personal religion through the personal faith experience with the one God, and having become contaminated with the flood of debasing and debilitating cults and creeds from the Deccan, with their anthropomorphisms and reincarnations, the Brahmanic priesthood experienced a violent reaction against these vitiating beliefs; there was a definite effort to seek and to find true reality. The Brahmans set out to deanthropomorphize the Indian concept of deity, but in so doing they stumbled into the grievous error of depersonalizing the concept of God, and they emerged, not with a lofty and spiritual ideal of the Father, but with a distant and metaphysical idea of an all-encompassing Absolute.

Brahman-Narayana was conceived as the Absolute, the infinite IT IS, the primordial creative potency of the potential cosmos, the Universal Self existing static and potential throughout all eternity. Had the philosophers of those days been able to make the next advance in deity conception, had they been able to conceive of the Brahman as associative and creative, as a personality approachable by created and evolving beings, then might such a teaching have become the most advanced portraiture of Deity on Earth since it would have encompassed the first five levels of total deity function and might possibly have envisioned the remaining two. In certain phases the concept of the One Universal Oversoul as the totality of the summation of all creature existence led the Indian philosophers very close to the truth of the Supreme Being, but this truth availed them naught because they failed to evolve any reasonable or rational personal approach to the attainment of their theoretic monotheistic goal of Brahman-Narayana.

With the passing of the centuries in India, the populace returned in measure to the ancient rituals of the Vedas as they had been modified by the teachings of the Melchizedek missionaries and crystallized by the later Brahman priesthood. This, the oldest and most cosmopolitan of the world’s religions, has undergone further changes in response to Buddhism and Jainism and to the later appearing influences of Mohammedanism and Christianity. But by the time the teachings of Jesus arrived, they had already become so Occidentalized as to be a “white man’s religion,” hence strange and foreign to the Hindu mind.

Hindu theology, at present, depicts four descending levels of deity and divinity:
1. The Brahman, the Absolute, the Infinite One, the IT IS.
2. The Trimurti, the supreme trinity of Hinduism. In this association Brahma, the first member, is conceived as being self-created out of the Brahman —infinity. Were it not for close identification with the pantheistic Infinite One, Brahma could constitute the foundation for a concept of the Universal Father. Brahma is also identified with fate. The worship of the second and third members, Siva and Vishnu, arose in the first millennium after Christ. Siva is lord of life and death, god of fertility, and master of destruction. Vishnu is extremely popular due to the belief that he periodically incarnates in human form. In this way, Vishnu becomes real and living in the imaginations of the Indians. Siva and Vishnu are each regarded by some as supreme over all.
3. Vedic and post-Vedic deities. Many of the ancient gods of the Aryans, such as Agni, Indra, Soma, have persisted as secondary to the three members of the Trimurti. Numerous additional gods have arisen since the early days of Vedic India, and these have also been incorporated into the Hindu pantheon.
4. The demigods: supermen, semigods, heroes, demons, ghosts, evil spirits, sprites, monsters, goblins, and saints of the later-day cults.

Hinduism has survived because it is essentially an integral part of the basic social fabric of India. It has no great hierarchy which can be disturbed or destroyed; it is interwoven into the life pattern of the people. It has an adaptability to changing conditions that excels all other cults, and it displays a tolerant attitude of adoption toward many other religions, Gautama Buddha and even Christ himself being claimed as incarnations of Vishnu. Today, in India, the great need is for the portrayal of the Jesusonian gospel —the Fatherhood of God and the sonship and consequent brotherhood of all men, which is personally realized in loving ministry and social service. In India the philosophical framework is existent, the cult structure is present; all that is needed is the vitalizing spark of the dynamic love portrayed in the original gospel of the Son of Man, divested of the Occidental dogmas and doctrines which have tended to make Christ’s life bestowal a white man’s religion.

China
It was in direct consequence of this teaching that the earliest form of Taoism arose in China, a vastly different religion than the one which bears that name today. Early or proto-Taoism was a compound of the following factors:
1. The lingering teachings of Singlangton, which persisted in the concept of Shang-ti, the God of Heaven. In the times of Singlangton the Chinese people became virtually monotheistic; they concentrated their worship on the One Truth, later known as the Spirit of Heaven, the universe ruler. And the yellow race never fully lost this early concept of Deity, although in subsequent centuries many subordinate gods and spirits insidiously crept into their religion.
2. The Salem religion of a Most High Creator Deity who would bestow his favor upon mankind in response to man’s faith. But it is all too true that, by the time the Melchizedek missionaries had penetrated to the lands of the yellow race, their original message had become considerably changed from the simple doctrines of Salem in the days of Machiventa.
3. The Brahman-Absolute concept of the Indian philosophers, coupled with the desire to escape all evil. Perhaps the greatest extraneous influence in the eastward spread of the Salem religion was exerted by the Indian teachers of the Vedic faith, who injected their conception of the Brahman —the Absolute —into the salvationistic thought of the Salemites.

This composite belief spread through the lands of the yellow and brown races as an underlying influence in religio-philosophic thought. In Japan this proto-Taoism was known as Shinto, and in this country, far-distant from Salem of Palestine, the peoples learned of the incarnation of Machiventa Melchizedek, who dwelt upon earth that the name of God might not be forgotten by mankind.

Lao-tse and Confucius
Lao-tse built directly upon the concepts of the Salem traditions when he declared Tao to be the One First Cause of all creation. Lao was a man of great spiritual vision. He taught that man’s eternal destiny was “everlasting union with Tao, Supreme God and Universal King.” His comprehension of ultimate causation was most discerning, for he wrote: “Unity arises out of the Absolute Tao, and from Unity there appears cosmic Duality, and from such Duality, Trinity springs forth into existence, and Trinity is the primal source of all reality.” “All reality is ever in balance between the potentials and the actuals of the cosmos, and these are eternally harmonized by the spirit of divinity.” Lao-tse also made one of the earliest presentations of the doctrine of returning good for evil: “Goodness begets goodness, but to the one who is truly good, evil also begets goodness.” He taught the return of the creature to the Creator and pictured life as the emergence of a personality from the cosmic potentials, while death was like the returning home of this creature personality. His concept of true faith was unusual, and he too likened it to the “attitude of a little child.”

His understanding of the eternal purpose of God was clear, for he said: “The Absolute Deity does not strive but is always victorious; he does not coerce mankind but always stands ready to respond to their true desires; the will of God is eternal in patience and eternal in the inevitability of its expression.” And of the true religionist he said, in expressing the truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive: “The good man seeks not to retain truth for himself but rather attempts to bestow these riches upon his fellows, for that is the realization of truth. The will of the Absolute God always benefits, never destroys; the purpose of the true believer is always to act but never to coerce.” Lao’s teaching of nonresistance and the distinction which he made between action and coercion became later perverted into the beliefs of “seeing, doing, and thinking nothing.” But Lao never taught such error, albeit his presentation of nonresistance has been a factor in the further development of the pacific predilections of the Chinese peoples.

Confucius (Kung Fu-tze) was a younger contemporary of Lao in sixth-century China. Confucius based his doctrines upon the better moral traditions of the long history of the yellow race, and he was also somewhat influenced by the lingering traditions of the Salem missionaries. His chief work consisted in the compilation of the wise sayings of ancient philosophers. He was a rejected teacher during his lifetime, but his writings and teachings have ever since exerted a great influence in China and Japan. Confucius set a new pace for the shamans in that he put morality in the place of magic. The Confucian preachment of morality was predicated on the theory that the earthly way is the distorted shadow of the heavenly way; that the true pattern of temporal civilization is the mirror reflection of the eternal order of heaven. The potential God concept in Confucianism was almost completely subordinated to the emphasis placed upon the Way of Heaven, the pattern of the cosmos.

The teachings of Lao have been lost to all but a few in the Orient, but the writings of Confucius have ever since constituted the basis of the moral fabric of the culture of almost a third of man. These Confucian precepts, while perpetuating the best of the past, were somewhat inimical to the very Chinese spirit of investigation that had produced those achievements which were so venerated. The influence of these doctrines was unsuccessfully combated both by the imperial efforts of Ch’in Shih Huang Ti and by the teachings of Mo Ti, who proclaimed a brotherhood founded not on ethical duty but on the love of God. He sought to rekindle the ancient quest for new truth, but his teachings failed before the vigorous opposition of the disciples of Confucius.

Gautama Siddhartha
Contemporary with Lao-tse and Confucius in China, another great teacher of truth arose in India. Gautama Siddhartha was born in the sixth century before Christ in the north Indian province of Nepal. His followers later made it appear that he was the son of a fabulously wealthy ruler, but, in truth, he was the heir apparent to the throne of a petty chieftain who ruled by sufferance over a small and secluded mountain valley in the southern Himalayas. Gautama formulated those theories which grew into the philosophy of Buddhism after six years of the futile practice of Yoga. Siddhartha made a determined but unavailing fight against the growing caste system. There was a lofty sincerity and a unique unselfishness about this young prophet prince that greatly appealed to the men of those days. He detracted from the practice of seeking individual salvation through physical affliction and personal pain. And he exhorted his followers to carry his gospel to all the world.

Amid the confusion and extreme cult practices of India, the saner and more moderate teachings of Gautama came as a refreshing relief. He denounced gods, priests, and their sacrifices, but he too failed to perceive the personality of the One Universal. Not believing in the existence of individual human souls, Gautama, of course, made a valiant fight against the time-honored belief in transmigration of the soul. He made a noble effort to deliver men from fear, to make them feel at ease and at home in the great universe, but he failed to show them the pathway to that real and supernal home of ascending mortals and to the expanding service of eternal existence. Gautama was a real prophet, and had he heeded the instruction of the hermit Godad, he might have aroused all India by the inspiration of the revival of the Salem gospel of salvation by faith. Godad was descended through a family that had never lost the traditions of the Melchizedek missionaries.

When proclaimed at its best, Gautama’s gospel of universal salvation, free from sacrifice, torture, ritual, and priests, was a revolutionary and amazing doctrine for its time. And it came surprisingly near to being a revival of the Salem gospel. It brought succor to millions of despairing souls, and notwithstanding its grotesque perversion during later centuries, it still persists as the hope of millions of human beings. Siddhartha taught far more truth than has survived in the modern cults bearing his name. Modern Buddhism is no more the teachings of Gautama Siddhartha than is Christianity the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

All Earth is waiting for the proclamation of the ennobling message of Christ, unencumbered by the accumulated doctrines and dogmas of nineteen centuries of contact with the religions of evolutionary origin. The hour is striking for presenting to Buddhism, to Christianity, to Hinduism, even to the peoples of all faiths, not the gospel about Jesus, but the living, spiritual reality of the gospel of Jesus.

Melchizedek Teachings in the Levant

Mesopotamia
Only, during the Melchizedek era, the seventh day was regarded as the worst of bad luck. It was taboo-ridden; it was unlawful to go on a journey, cook food, or make a fire on the evil seventh day. The Jews carried back to Palestine many of the Mesopotamian taboos which they had found resting on the Babylonian observance of the seventh day, the Shabattum. Although the Salem teachers did much to refine and uplift the religions of Mesopotamia, they did not succeed in bringing the various peoples to the permanent recognition of one God. Such teaching gained the ascendancy for more than one hundred and fifty years and then gradually gave way to the older belief in a multiplicity of deities.

The early progress of the Melchizedek teaching was highly gratifying until Nabodad, the leader of the school at Kish, decided to make a concerted attack upon the prevalent practices of temple harlotry. But the Salem missionaries failed in their effort to bring about this social reform, and in the wreck of this failure all their more important spiritual and philosophic teachings went down in defeat. This defeat of the Salem gospel was immediately followed by a great increase in the cult of Ishtar, a ritual which had already invaded Palestine as Ashtoreth, Egypt as Isis, Greece as Aphrodite, and the northern tribes as Astarte. And it was in connection with this revival of the worship of Ishtar that the Babylonian priests turned anew to stargazing; astrology experienced its last great Mesopotamian revival, fortunetelling became the vogue, and for centuries the priesthood increasingly deteriorated.

Melchizedek had warned his followers to teach about the one God, the Father and Maker of all, and to preach only the gospel of divine favor through faith alone. But it has often been the error of the teachers of new truth to attempt too much, to attempt to supplant slow evolution by sudden revolution. The Melchizedek missionaries in Mesopotamia raised a moral standard too high for the people; they attempted too much, and their noble cause went down in defeat. They had been commissioned to preach a definite gospel, to proclaim the truth of the reality of the Universal Father, but they became entangled in the apparently worthy cause of reforming the mores, and thus was their great mission sidetracked and virtually lost in frustration and oblivion.

It was the Salem missionaries of the period following the rejection of their teaching who wrote many of the Old Testament Psalms, inscribing them on stone, where later-day Hebrew priests found them during the captivity and subsequently incorporated them among the collection of hymns ascribed to Jewish authorship. These beautiful psalms from Babylon were not written in the temples of Bel-Marduk; they were the work of the descendants of the earlier Salem missionaries, and they are a striking contrast to the magical conglomerations of the Babylonian priests. The Book of Job is a fairly good reflection of the teachings of the Salem school at Kish and throughout Mesopotamia. Much of the Mesopotamian religious culture found its way into Hebrew literature and liturgy by way of Egypt through the work of Amenemope and Ikhnaton. The Egyptians remarkably preserved the teachings of social obligation derived from the earlier Andite Mesopotamians and so largely lost by the later Babylonians who occupied the Euphrates valley.

Egypt
It was political and moral, rather than philosophic or religious, tendencies that rendered Egypt more favorable to the Salem teaching than Mesopotamia. Each tribal leader in Egypt, after fighting his way to the throne, sought to perpetuate his dynasty by proclaiming his tribal god the original deity and creator of all other gods. In this way the Egyptians gradually got used to the idea of a supergod, a steppingstone to the later doctrine of a universal creator Deity. The idea of monotheism wavered back and forth in Egypt for many centuries, the belief in one God always gaining ground but never quite dominating the evolving concepts of polytheism.

The superstitions of these times are well illustrated by the general belief in the efficacy of spittle as a healing agent, an idea which had its origin in Egypt and spread therefrom to Arabia and Mesopotamia. In the legendary battle of Horus with Set the young god lost his eye, but after Set was vanquished, this eye was restored by the wise god Thoth, who spat upon the wound and healed it. The Egyptians long believed that the stars twinkling in the night sky represented the survival of the souls of the worthy dead; other survivors they thought were absorbed into the sun. During a certain period, solar veneration became a species of ancestor worship. The sloping entrance passage of the great pyramid pointed directly toward the Pole Star so that the soul of the king, when emerging from the tomb, could go straight to the stationary and established constellations of the fixed stars, the supposed abode of the kings.

The concept of judgment in the hereafter for the sins of one’s life in the flesh on earth was carried over into Hebrew theology from Egypt. The word judgment appears only once in the entire Book of Hebrew Psalms, and that particular psalm was written by an Egyptian.

Three thousand years before the Hebrew scriptures were written, the motto of the Egyptians was: “Established is the man whose standard is righteousness; who walks according to its way.” They taught gentleness, moderation, and discretion. The message of one of the great teachers of this epoch was: “Do right and deal justly with all.” The Egyptian triad of this age was Truth-Justice-Righteousness. Of all the purely human religions of Earth none ever surpassed the social ideals and the moral grandeur of this onetime humanism of the Nile valley.

Egypt was intellectual and moral but not overly spiritual. In six thousand years only four great prophets arose among the Egyptians. Amenemope they followed for a season; Okhban they murdered; Ikhnaton they accepted but halfheartedly for one short generation; Moses they rejected. Again was it political rather than religious circumstances that made it easy for Abraham and, later on, for Joseph to exert great influence throughout Egypt in behalf of the Salem teachings of one God. But when the Salem missionaries first entered Egypt, they encountered this highly ethical culture of evolution blended with the modified moral standards of Mesopotamian immigrants. These early Nile valley teachers were the first to proclaim conscience as the mandate of God, the voice of Deity.

Teachings of Amenemope
In due time there grew up in Egypt a teacher called by many the “son of man” and by others Amenemope. This seer exalted conscience to its highest pinnacle of arbitrament between right and wrong, taught punishment for sin, and proclaimed salvation through calling upon the solar deity. Amenemope taught that riches and fortune were the gift of God, and this concept thoroughly colored the later appearing Hebrew philosophy. This noble teacher believed that God-consciousness was the determining factor in all conduct; that every moment should be lived in the realization of the presence of, and responsibility to, God. The teachings of this sage were subsequently translated into Hebrew and became the sacred book of that people long before the Old Testament was reduced to writing. The chief preachment of this good man had to do with instructing his son in uprightness and honesty in governmental positions of trust, and these noble sentiments of long ago would do honor to any modern statesman.

This wise man of the Nile taught that “riches take themselves wings and fly away” —that all things earthly are evanescent. His great prayer was to be “saved from fear.” He exhorted all to turn away from “the words of men” to “the acts of God.” In substance he taught: Man proposes but God disposes. His teachings, translated into Hebrew, determined the philosophy of the Old Testament Book of Proverbs. Translated into Greek, they gave color to all subsequent Hellenic religious philosophy. The later Alexandrian philosopher, Philo, possessed a copy of the Book of Wisdom. Amenemope functioned to conserve the ethics of evolution and the morals of revelation and in his writings passed them on both to the Hebrews and to the Greeks. He was not the greatest of the religious teachers of this age, but he was the most influential in that he colored the subsequent thought of two vital links in the growth of Occidental civilization —the Hebrews, among whom evolved the acme of Occidental religious faith, and the Greeks, who developed pure philosophic thought to its greatest European heights.

Ikhnaton
During this time of increasing spiritual depression in Mesopotamia, he kept alive the doctrine of El Elyon, the One God, in Egypt, thus maintaining the philosophic monotheistic channel which was vital to the religious background of the then future bestowal of Christ. And it was in recognition of this exploit, among other reasons, that the child Jesus was taken to Egypt, where some of the spiritual successors of Ikhnaton saw him and to some extent understood certain phases of his divine mission to Earth. Moses, the greatest character between Melchizedek and Jesus, was the joint gift to the world of the Hebrew race and the Egyptian royal family; and had Ikhnaton possessed the versatility and ability of Moses, had he manifested a political genius to match his surprising religious leadership, then would Egypt have become the great monotheistic nation of that age; and if this had happened, it is barely possible that Jesus might have lived the greater portion of his mortal life in Egypt.

Never in all history did any king so methodically proceed to swing a whole nation from polytheism to monotheism as did this extraordinary Ikhnaton. With the most amazing determination this young ruler broke with the past, changed his name, abandoned his capital, built an entirely new city, and created a new art and literature for a whole people. But he went too fast; he built too much, more than could stand when he had gone. Again, he failed to provide for the material stability and prosperity of his people, all of which reacted unfavorably against his religious teachings when the subsequent floods of adversity and oppression swept over the Egyptians. Had this man of amazingly clear vision and extraordinary singleness of purpose had the political sagacity of Moses, he would have changed the whole history of the evolution of religion and the revelation of truth in the Occidental world. During his lifetime he was able to curb the activities of the priests, whom he generally discredited, but they maintained their cults in secret and sprang into action as soon as the young king passed from power; and they were not slow to connect all of Egypt’s subsequent troubles with the establishment of monotheism during his reign.

Ikhnaton was wise enough to maintain the outward worship of Aton, the sun-god, while he led his associates in the disguised worship of the One God, creator of Aton and supreme Father of all. This young teacher-king was a prolific writer, being author of the exposition entitled “The One God,” a book of thirty-one chapters, which the priests, when returned to power, utterly destroyed. Ikhnaton also wrote one hundred and thirty-seven hymns, twelve of which are now preserved in the Old Testament Book of Psalms, credited to Hebrew authorship. The supreme word of Ikhnaton’s religion in daily life was “righteousness,” and he rapidly expanded the concept of right doing to embrace international as well as national ethics. This was a generation of amazing personal piety and was characterized by a genuine aspiration among the more intelligent men and women to find God and to know him. In those days social position or wealth gave no Egyptian any advantage in the eyes of the law. The family life of Egypt did much to preserve and augment moral culture and was the inspiration of the later superb family life of the Jews in Palestine.

Although the effort of this Egyptian ruler to impose the worship of one God upon his people appeared to fail, it should be recorded that the repercussions of his work persisted for centuries both in Palestine and Greece, and that Egypt thus became the agent for transmitting the combined evolutionary culture of the Nile and the revelatory religion of the Euphrates to all of the subsequent peoples of the Occident. The glory of this great era of moral development and spiritual growth in the Nile valley was rapidly passing at about the time the national life of the Hebrews was beginning, and consequent upon their sojourn in Egypt these Bedouins carried away much of these teachings and perpetuated many of Ikhnaton’s doctrines in their racial religion.

Iran
The doctrine of the Abrahamic covenant was virtually extinct in Persia when, in that great century of moral renaissance, the sixth before Christ, Zoroaster appeared to revive the smouldering embers of the Salem gospel. This founder of a new religion was a virile and adventurous youth, who, on his first pilgrimage to Ur in Mesopotamia, had learned of the traditions of the Planetary Prince and the Lucifer rebellion —along with many other traditions —all of which had made a strong appeal to his religious nature. Accordingly, as the result of a dream while in Ur, he settled upon a program of returning to his northern home to undertake the remodeling of the religion of his people. He had imbibed the Hebraic idea of a God of justice, the Mosaic concept of divinity. The idea of a supreme God was clear in his mind, and he set down all other gods as devils, consigned them to the ranks of the demons of which he had heard in Mesopotamia. He had learned of the story of the Seven Master Spirits as the tradition lingered in Ur, and, accordingly, he created a galaxy of seven supreme gods with Ahura-Mazda at its head. These subordinate gods he associated with the idealization of Right Law, Good Thought, Noble Government, Holy Character, Health, and Immortality.

And this new religion was one of action —work —not prayers and rituals. Its God was a being of supreme wisdom and the patron of civilization; it was a militant religious philosophy which dared to battle with evil, inaction, and backwardness. Zoroaster did not teach the worship of fire but sought to utilize the flame as a symbol of the pure and wise Spirit of universal and supreme dominance. (All too true, his later followers did both reverence and worship this symbolic fire.) Finally, upon the conversion of an Iranian prince, this new religion was spread by the sword. And Zoroaster heroically died in battle for that which he believed was the “truth of the Lord of light.” Zoroastrianism is the only Urantian creed that perpetuates the Dalamatian and Edenic teachings about the Seven Master Spirits. While failing to evolve the Trinity concept, it did in a certain way approach that of God the Sevenfold. Original Zoroastrianism was not a pure dualism; though the early teachings did picture evil as a time co-ordinate of goodness, it was definitely eternity-submerged in the ultimate reality of the good. Only in later times did the belief gain credence that good and evil contended on equal terms.

The Jewish traditions of heaven and hell and the doctrine of devils as recorded in the Hebrew scriptures, while founded on the lingering traditions of Lucifer and Caligastia, were principally derived from the Zoroastrians during the times when the Jews were under the political and cultural dominance of the Persians. Zoroaster, like the Egyptians, taught the “day of judgment,” but he connected this event with the end of the world. Even the religion which succeeded Zoroastrianism in Persia was markedly influenced by it. When the Iranian priests sought to overthrow the teachings of Zoroaster, they resurrected the ancient worship of Mithra. And Mithraism spread throughout the Levant and Mediterranean regions, being for some time a contemporary of both Judaism and Christianity. The teachings of Zoroaster thus came successively to impress three great religions: Judaism and Christianity and, through them, Mohammedanism.

Arabia
Here and there throughout Arabia were families and clans that held on to the hazy idea of the one God. Such groups treasured the traditions of Melchizedek, Abraham, Moses, and Zoroaster. There were numerous centers that might have responded to the Jesusonian gospel, but the Christian missionaries of the desert lands were an austere and unyielding group in contrast with the compromisers and innovators who functioned as missionaries in the Mediterranean countries. Had the followers of Jesus taken more seriously his injunction to “go into all the world and preach the gospel,” and had they been more gracious in that preaching, less stringent in collateral social requirements of their own devising, then many lands would gladly have received the simple gospel of the carpenter’s son, Arabia among them. Despite the fact that the great Levantine monotheisms failed to take root in Arabia, this desert land was capable of producing a faith which, though less demanding in its social requirements, was nonetheless monotheistic.

There was only one factor of a tribal, racial, or national nature about the primitive and unorganized beliefs of the desert, and that was the peculiar and general respect which almost all Arabian tribes were willing to pay to a certain black stone fetish in a certain temple at Mecca. This point of common contact and reverence subsequently led to the establishment of the Islamic religion. What Yahweh, the volcano spirit, was to the Jewish Semites, the Kaaba stone became to their Arabic cousins. The strength of Islam has been its clear-cut and well-defined presentation of Allah as the one and only Deity; its weakness, the association of military force with its promulgation, together with its degradation of woman. But it has steadfastly held to its presentation of the One Universal Deity of all, “who knows the invisible and the visible. He is the merciful and the compassionate.” “Truly God is plenteous in goodness to all men.” “And when I am sick, it is he who heals me.” “For whenever as many as three speak together, God is present as a fourth,” for is he not “the first and the last, also the seen and the hidden”?

Teachings in the Occident

The Greeks
The early influence of the Salem teachers was nearly destroyed by the so-called Aryan invasion from southern Europe and the East. These Hellenic invaders brought along with them anthropomorphic God concepts similar to those which their Aryan fellows had carried to India. This importation inaugurated the evolution of the Greek family of gods and goddesses. This new religion was partly based on the cults of the incoming Hellenic barbarians, but it also shared in the myths of the older inhabitants of Greece. The Hellenic Greeks found the Mediterranean world largely dominated by the mother cult, and they imposed upon these peoples their man-god, Dyaus-Zeus, who had already become, like Yahweh among the henotheistic Semites, head of the whole Greek pantheon of subordinate gods. And the Greeks would have eventually achieved a true monotheism in the concept of Zeus except for their retention of the overcontrol of Fate. A God of final value must, himself, be the arbiter of fate and the creator of destiny.

A lightly regarded and superficial religion cannot endure, especially when it has no priesthood to foster its forms and to fill the hearts of the devotees with fear and awe. The Olympian religion did not promise salvation, nor did it quench the spiritual thirst of its believers; therefore was it doomed to perish. Within a millennium of its inception it had nearly vanished, and the Greeks were without a national religion, the gods of Olympus having lost their hold upon the better minds. This was the situation when, during the sixth century before Christ, the Orient and the Levant experienced a revival of spiritual consciousness and a new awakening to the recognition of monotheism. But the West did not share in this new development; neither Europe nor northern Africa extensively participated in this religious renaissance. The Greeks, however, did engage in a magnificent intellectual advancement. They had begun to master fear and no longer sought religion as an antidote therefor, but they did not perceive that true religion is the cure for soul hunger, spiritual disquiet, and moral despair. They sought for the solace of the soul in deep thinking —philosophy and metaphysics. They turned from the contemplation of self-preservation —salvation —to self-realization and self-understanding.

The philosophers disdained all forms of worship, notwithstanding that they practically all held loosely to the background of a belief in the Salem doctrine of “the Intelligence of the universe,” “the idea of God,” and “the Great Source.” In so far as the Greek philosophers gave recognition to the divine and the superfinite, they were frankly monotheistic; they gave scant recognition to the whole galaxy of Olympian gods and goddesses. The Greek poets of the fifth and sixth centuries, notably Pindar, attempted the reformation of Greek religion. They elevated its ideals, but they were more artists than religionists. They failed to develop a technique for fostering and conserving supreme values.

Xenophanes taught one God, but his deity concept was too pantheistic to be a personal Father to mortal man. Anaxagoras was a mechanist except that he did recognize a First Cause, an Initial Mind. Socrates and his successors, Plato and Aristotle, taught that virtue is knowledge; goodness, health of the soul; that it is better to suffer injustice than to be guilty of it, that it is wrong to return evil for evil, and that the gods are wise and good. Their cardinal virtues were: wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice.

But the average men of these times could not grasp, nor were they much interested in, the Greek philosophy of self-realization and an abstract Deity; they rather craved promises of salvation, coupled with a personal God who could hear their prayers. They exiled the philosophers, persecuted the remnants of the Salem cult, both doctrines having become much blended, and made ready for that terrible orgiastic plunge into the follies of the mystery cults which were then overspreading the Mediterranean lands. The Eleusinian mysteries grew up within the Olympian pantheon, a Greek version of the worship of fertility; Dionysus nature worship flourished; the best of the cults was the Orphic brotherhood, whose moral preachments and promises of salvation made a great appeal to many.

All Greece became involved in these new methods of attaining salvation, these emotional and fiery ceremonials. No nation ever attained such heights of artistic philosophy in so short a time; none ever created such an advanced system of ethics practically without Deity and entirely devoid of the promise of human salvation; no nation ever plunged so quickly, deeply, and violently into such depths of intellectual stagnation, moral depravity, and spiritual poverty as these same Greek peoples when they flung themselves into the mad whirl of the mystery cults. Religions have long endured without philosophical support, but few philosophies, as such, have long persisted without some identification with religion. Philosophy is to religion as conception is to action. But the ideal human estate is that in which philosophy, religion, and science are welded into a meaningful unity by the conjoined action of wisdom, faith, and experience.

In Rome
In the great monotheistic renaissance of Melchizedek’s gospel during the sixth century before Christ, too few of the Salem missionaries penetrated Italy, and those who did were unable to overcome the influence of the rapidly spreading Etruscan priesthood with its new galaxy of gods and temples, all of which became organized into the Roman state religion. This religion of the Latin tribes was not trivial and venal like that of the Greeks, neither was it austere and tyrannical like that of the Hebrews; it consisted for the most part in the observance of mere forms, vows, and taboos. Roman religion was greatly influenced by extensive cultural importations from Greece. Eventually most of the Olympian gods were transplanted and incorporated into the Latin pantheon. The Greeks long worshiped the fire of the family hearth —Hestia was the virgin goddess of the hearth; Vesta was the Roman goddess of the home. Zeus became Jupiter; Aphrodite, Venus; and so on down through the many Olympian deities.

The religious initiation of Roman youths was the occasion of their solemn consecration to the service of the state. Oaths and admissions to citizenship were in reality religious ceremonies. The Latin peoples maintained temples, altars, and shrines and, in a crisis, would consult the oracles. They preserved the bones of heroes and later on those of the Christian saints. This formal and unemotional form of pseudoreligious patriotism was doomed to collapse, even as the highly intellectual and artistic worship of the Greeks had gone down before the fervid and deeply emotional worship of the mystery cults. The greatest of these devastating cults was the mystery religion of the Mother of God sect, which had its headquarters, in those days, on the exact site of the present church of St. Peter’s in Rome. The emerging Roman state conquered politically but was in turn conquered by the cults, rituals, mysteries, and god concepts of Egypt, Greece, and the Levant. These imported cults continued to flourish throughout the Roman state up to the time of Augustus, who, purely for political and civic reasons, made a heroic and somewhat successful effort to destroy the mysteries and revive the older political religion.

One of the priests of the state religion told Augustus of the earlier attempts of the Salem teachers to spread the doctrine of one God, a final Deity presiding over all supernatural beings; and this idea took such a firm hold on the emperor that he built many temples, stocked them well with beautiful images, reorganized the state priesthood, re-established the state religion, appointed himself acting high priest of all, and as emperor did not hesitate to proclaim himself the supreme god. This new religion of Augustus worship flourished and was observed throughout the empire during his lifetime except in Palestine, the home of the Jews. And this era of the human gods continued until the official Roman cult had a roster of more than twoscore self-elevated human deities, all claiming miraculous births and other superhuman attributes.

The last stand of the dwindling band of Salem believers was made by an earnest group of preachers, the Cynics, who exhorted the Romans to abandon their wild and senseless religious rituals and return to a form of worship embodying Melchizedek’s gospel as it had been modified and contaminated through contact with the philosophy of the Greeks. But the people at large rejected the Cynics; they preferred to plunge into the rituals of the mysteries, which not only offered hopes of personal salvation but also gratified the desire for diversion, excitement, and entertainment.

The Mystery Cults
The three mystery cults which became most popular were:
1. The Phrygian cult of Cybele and her son Attis.
2. The Egyptian cult of Osiris and his mother Isis.
3. The Iranian cult of the worship of Mithras as the savior and redeemer of sinful mankind.

The Phrygian and Egyptian mysteries taught that the divine son (respectively Attis and Osiris) had experienced death and had been resurrected by divine power, and further that all who were properly initiated into the mystery, and who reverently celebrated the anniversary of the god’s death and resurrection, would thereby become partakers of his divine nature and his immortality. The Phrygian ceremonies were imposing but degrading; their bloody festivals indicate how degraded and primitive these Levantine mysteries became. The most holy day was Black Friday, the “day of blood,” commemorating the self-inflicted death of Attis. After three days of the celebration of the sacrifice and death of Attis the festival was turned to joy in honor of his resurrection.

The rituals of the worship of Isis and Osiris were more refined and impressive than were those of the Phrygian cult. This Egyptian ritual was built around the legend of the Nile god of old, a god who died and was resurrected, which concept was derived from the observation of the annually recurring stoppage of vegetation growth followed by the springtime restoration of all living plants. The frenzy of the observance of these mystery cults and the orgies of their ceremonials, which were supposed to lead up to the “enthusiasm” of the realization of divinity, were sometimes most revolting.

The Cult of Mithras
The cult of Mithras arose in Iran and long persisted in its homeland despite the militant opposition of the followers of Zoroaster. But by the time Mithraism reached Rome, it had become greatly improved by the absorption of many of Zoroaster’s teachings. It was chiefly through the Mithraic cult that Zoroaster’s religion exerted an influence upon later appearing Christianity. The Mithraic cult portrayed a militant god taking origin in a great rock, engaging in valiant exploits, and causing water to gush forth from a rock struck with his arrows. There was a flood from which one man escaped in a specially built boat and a last supper which Mithras celebrated with the sun-god before he ascended into the heavens. This sun-god, or Sol Invictus, was a degeneration of the Ahura-Mazda deity concept of Zoroastrianism. Mithras was conceived as the surviving champion of the sun-god in his struggle with the god of darkness. And in recognition of his slaying the mythical sacred bull, Mithras was made immortal, being exalted to the station of intercessor for the human race among the gods on high.

The adherents of this cult worshiped in caves and other secret places, chanting hymns, mumbling magic, eating the flesh of the sacrificial animals, and drinking the blood. Three times a day they worshiped, with special weekly ceremonials on the day of the sun-god and with the most elaborate observance of all on the annual festival of Mithras, December twenty-fifth. It was believed that the partaking of the sacrament ensured eternal life, the immediate passing, after death, to the bosom of Mithras, there to tarry in bliss until the judgment day. On the judgment day the Mithraic keys of heaven would unlock the gates of Paradise for the reception of the faithful; whereupon all the unbaptized of the living and the dead would be annihilated upon the return of Mithras to earth. It was taught that, when a man died, he went before Mithras for judgment, and that at the end of the world Mithras would summon all the dead from their graves to face the last judgment. The wicked would be destroyed by fire, and the righteous would reign with Mithras forever. At first it was a religion only for men, and there were seven different orders into which believers could be successively initiated. Later on, the wives and daughters of believers were admitted to the temples of the Great Mother, which adjoined the Mithraic temples. The women’s cult was a mixture of Mithraic ritual and the ceremonies of the Phrygian cult of Cybele, the mother of Attis.

Mithraism and Christianity
Prior to the coming of the mystery cults and Christianity, personal religion hardly developed as an independent institution in the civilized lands of North Africa and Europe; it was more of a family, city-state, political, and imperial affair. The Hellenic Greeks never evolved a centralized worship system; the ritual was local; they had no priesthood and no “sacred book.” Much as the Romans, their religious institutions lacked a powerful driving agency for the preservation of higher moral and spiritual values. While it is true that the institutionalization of religion has usually detracted from its spiritual quality, it is also a fact that no religion has thus far succeeded in surviving without the aid of institutional organization of some degree, greater or lesser. Occidental religion thus languished until the days of the Skeptics, Cynics, Epicureans, and Stoics, but most important of all, until the times of the great contest between Mithraism and Paul’s new religion of Christianity.

During the third century after Christ, Mithraic and Christian churches were very similar both in appearance and in the character of their ritual. A majority of such places of worship were underground, and both contained altars whose backgrounds variously depicted the sufferings of the savior who had brought salvation to a sin-cursed human race. Always had it been the practice of Mithraic worshipers, on entering the temple, to dip their fingers in holy water. And since in some districts there were those who at one time belonged to both religions, they introduced this custom into the majority of the Christian churches in the vicinity of Rome. Both religions employed baptism and partook of the sacrament of bread and wine. The one great difference between Mithraism and Christianity, aside from the characters of Mithras and Jesus, was that the one encouraged militarism while the other was ultrapacific. Mithraism’s tolerance for other religions (except later Christianity) led to its final undoing. But the deciding factor in the struggle between the two was the admission of women into the full fellowship of the Christian faith.

In the end the nominal Christian faith dominated the Occident. Greek philosophy supplied the concepts of ethical value; Mithraism, the ritual of worship observance; and Christianity, as such, the technique for the conservation of moral and social values.

The Christian Religion
The Son did not incarnate in the likeness of mortal flesh and bestow himself upon humanity to reconcile an angry God but rather to win all mankind to the recognition of the Father’s love and to the realization of their sonship with God. After all, even the great advocate of the atonement doctrine realized something of this truth, for he declared that “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself.” (2 Cor. 5:19) It is not the purpose of this post to deal with the origin and dissemination of the Christian religion. Suffice it to say that it is built around the person of Jesus of Nazareth, the humanly incarnate Son of God, known as the Christ, the anointed one. Christianity was spread throughout the Levant and Occident by the followers of this Galilean, and their missionary zeal equaled that of their illustrious predecessors, the Sethites and Salemites, as well as that of their earnest Asiatic contemporaries, the Buddhist teachers. The Christian religion, as a system of belief, arose through the compounding of the following teachings, influences, beliefs, cults, and personal individual attitudes:
1. The Melchizedek teachings, which are a basic factor in all the religions of Occident and Orient that have arisen in the last four thousand years.
2. The Hebraic system of morality, ethics, theology, and belief in both Providence and the supreme Yahweh.
3. The Zoroastrian conception of the struggle between cosmic good and evil, which had already left its imprint on both Judaism and Mithraism. Through prolonged contact attendant upon the struggles between Mithraism and Christianity, the doctrines of the Iranian prophet became a potent factor in determining the theologic and philosophic cast and structure of the dogmas, tenets, and cosmology of the Hellenized and Latinized versions of the teachings of Jesus.
4. The mystery cults, especially Mithraism but also the worship of the Great Mother in the Phrygian cult. Even the legends of the birth of Jesus became tainted with the Roman version of the miraculous birth of the Iranian savior-hero, Mithras, whose advent on earth was supposed to have been witnessed by only a handful of gift-bearing shepherds who had been informed of this impending event by angels.
5. The historic fact of the human life of Joshua ben Joseph, the reality of Jesus of Nazareth as the glorified Christ, the Son of God.
6. The personal viewpoint of Paul of Tarsus. And it should be recorded that Mithraism was the dominant religion of Tarsus during his adolescence. Paul little dreamed that his well-intentioned letters to his converts would someday be regarded by still later Christians as the “word of God.” Such well-meaning teachers must not be held accountable for the use made of their writings by later-day successors.
7. The philosophic thought of the Hellenistic peoples, from Alexandria and Antioch through Greece to Syracuse and Rome. The philosophy of the Greeks was more in harmony with Paul’s version of Christianity than with any other current religious system and became an important factor in the success of Christianity in the Occident. Greek philosophy, coupled with Paul’s theology, still forms the basis of European ethics.

As the original teachings of Jesus penetrated the Occident, they became Occidentalized, and as they became Occidentalized, they began to lose their potentially universal appeal to all races and kinds of men. Christianity, today, has become a religion well adapted to the social, economic, and political mores of the white races. It has long since ceased to be the religion of Jesus, although it still valiantly portrays a beautiful religion about Jesus to such individuals as sincerely seek to follow in the way of its teaching. It has glorified Jesus as the Christ, the Messianic anointed one from God, but has largely forgotten the Master’s personal gospel: the Fatherhood of God and the universal brotherhood of all men. And this is the long story of the teachings of Machiventa Melchizedek. When Christ made ready to appear on Earth, the God concept was existent in the hearts of men and women, the same God concept that still flames anew in the living spiritual experience of the manifold children of the Universal Father as they live their intriguing temporal lives on the whirling planets of space.

Introduction to Man, Adam and Eve; And the Lucifer Rebellion [UBS #3]

As stated in Introduction To “UBS” Study the following is: My opinions posted on this part of the study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Before the Lucifer Rebellion, Satan and his cohorts had governing authority over our universe. Upon the rebellion such authority was revoked and given to higher beings. Upto the birth of Christ, Satan and company still sat before the local beings to have their views heard. Upon the birth of Christ on Earth, the doors to sympathy have been closed to Satan and the rest of the Lucifer Rebellion. Where evil is not welcome, there is no consideration of sin. For the past two-thousand years our universe had been getting cleansed of all evil and sin. Rebels are dwindling in number and Satan is losing influence.

Our world has been isolated from the rest of the universes due to the Lucifer Rebellion. Our planet has also been assigned additional orders of angels to help rid our planet of evil and sin and keep truth alive. Our planet will be taken out of quarantine when such a time comes that evil and sin are no more and Satan is defeated; thus putting an end to the Lucifer Rebellion.

Our universe has witnessed only three rebellions. The Lucifer Rebellion being the largest of the rebellions.

The spirit-beings communicate with music and light. Different colors and tunes equal out to different messages. How interesting is that? Communicating by way of music and lights. Kind of goes along with what Philip Newell suggests in his book “The Christ Of The Celts” when he speaks of the ‘song of creation’. Music is the universal language of men, angels, and spirits.

The 24 elders John speaks of in the Book of Revelation consists of an archangel and a chosen council by Christ. They were chosen and put in place around the time of Jesus’ birth. Adam, Eve, Moses, Enoch, Elijah, Machiventa Melchizedek and John the Baptist all have seats in the council of elders.

When in infant or un-born child passes on, they appear on a spirit-world where they grow and learn with spirit-parents much as they would have here on Earth. (All you who feel sorry for getting that abortion, your child is alive and is well aware of your choice. Nonetheless, I believe you’ll have a chance to apologize to your child. The question is, will you?)
This study-source goes into the importance of what can be learned as a parent. It promotes male-female relationships and suggests that all those who survive mortal death but are erred in their sex life, will be corrected in the first step of ascension. As well as all mental disharmony, etc.

The universe schools mentioned in earlier UBS posts- When we die, should we survive mortal death, we start our learning experience exactly where we left off down here. We wake up in a new body in a new environment and are given time to familiarize ourselves with the environment and our residence. Then we begin where we left off. This takes place on the “mansion” worlds.

According to the study-source, and I have to agree, these teachings of Truth have been taught to man many times over the centuries, been distorted, perverted, and watered-down; and now comprise our modern religions. I agree with this because of my study of 32+ faiths. Certain faiths were created by others with ill-intentions (such as the creation of Islam by the Vatican), branched off of other faiths (such as the Catholic and Anglo faiths off of Jesus’ ministry, Protestant faiths off of Catholicism, etc.). In my studies, there are found “religions if light” (Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, etc) which are distortians of Truth. Many of the “religions of light” are eerily similar in creation and prophecy. Right down to a saviour. This study-source is backing up what I have already concluded by the my study of multiple faiths. Keep the similarities, disgard the differences, and you find Truth. It is in my quest for Truth that I have found this study-source. If it proves to be true, I may have found a text to help illustrate what I have already concluded in my studies thus far. Needless to say, thus far, the study-source seems to compliment and further explain what is already in the Bible, what has been removed from the Bible by man, and corrects distortions (such as those made by Paul). Lets move on.

The study-source brings up an interesting concept. It says “humor is the divine antidote for exaltation of ego”. Very interesting concept to say the least. What do you feel about it?

Moving on…

Law is life itself and not the rules of its conduct. Evil is a transgression of law, not a violation of the rules of conduct pertaining to life, which is the law. Falsehood is not a matter of narration technique but something premeditated as a perversion of truth. The creation of new pictures out of old facts, the restatement of parental life in the lives of offspring –these are the artistic triumphs of truth. The shadow of a hair’s turning, premeditated for an untrue purpose, the slightest twisting or perversion of that which is principle –these constitute falseness. But the fetish of factualized truth, fossilized truth, the iron band of so-called unchanging truth, holds one blindly in a closed circle of cold fact. One can be technically right as to fact and everlastingly wrong in the truth.

When you feel important, you lose energy to the wear and tear of ego dignity so that there is little energy left to do the work. Self-importance, not work-importance, exhausts immature people; it is the self element that exhausts, not the effort to achieve. You can do important work if you do not become self-important; you can do several things as easily as one if you leave yourself out. Variety is restful; monotony is what wears and exhausts. Day after day is alike –just life or the alternative of death.

According to the study-source, wisdom is learned from tribulation. Greatness lies not so much in possessing strength as in making a wise and divine use of such strength.

When a new planet is created and ready to be inhabited, a Planetary Prince and his council of twelve associates are assigned. In our universe they are under Gabriel’s supervision, who is under Michael’s. This Planetary Prince is the one who first brings divinity to the newly inhabited world.
The farther away from the center of creation, the more likelihood of a possible rebellion, such as that that our universe has experienced.
The Planetary Princes are assigned teams of volunteers which visit the planet, mate among themselves and are permitted to mate among the races on the planet, though it is suggested this is rare. Two possible outcomes happen from this mating. This mating produces offspring that is tied to the Planetary Prince and have rulership over the races of the planet. One possible outcome is Adam and Eve. The planetary staff create schools where they teach the races of the planet about culture and train them, and send them forth to teach these ways of life to the rest of their respective races. These schools and headquarters of the staff of the Planetary Prince are constructed in settlements in which are constructed using advanced materials and technology. This is in contrast of the Adamic regime which uses a “garden headquarters” at the second dispensation. The tribes of men continue hunting and gathering, but students of the Planetary Prince were agriculturists and horticulturists. They were also taught in five different areas of life and social development, similar to what our academic system is today.
The Planetary Prince is not visible to man, it is a test of faith to follow what the staff instructs. Soon a rivalry of the races ensues to get into the additional and higher schools. On Earth this development was well under way until Earths Planetary Prince adhered to the Lucifer Rebellion. Our Planetary Prince, in adherence to the Lucifer rebellion, perverted the teachings in these schools. Some of the staff remained loyal to the Son. This loyalty was encouraged by the Melchizedeks. It is thanks to these loyalists, and the later coming of the Melchizedeks in the flesh, that kept spiritual truth alive on Earth.

Under the rule of a Planetary Prince we go through seven epochs:
1. The nutrition epoch. The prehuman creatures and the dawn races of primitive man are chiefly concerned with food problems. These evolving beings spend their waking hours either in seeking food or in fighting, offensively or defensively. The food quest is paramount in the minds of these early ancestors of subsequent civilization.
2. The security age. Just as soon as the primitive hunter can spare any time from the search for food, he turns this leisure to augmenting his security. More and more attention is devoted to the technique of war. Homes are fortified, and the clans are solidified by mutual fear and by the inculcation of hate for foreign groups. Self-preservation is a pursuit which always follows self-maintenance.
3. The material-comfort era. After food problems have been partially solved and some degree of security has been attained, the additional leisure is utilized to promote personal comfort. Luxury vies with necessity in occupying the center of the stage of human activities. Such an age is all too often characterized by tyranny, intolerance, gluttony, and drunkenness. The weaker elements of the races incline towards excesses and brutality. Gradually these pleasure-seeking weaklings are subjugated by the more strong and truth-loving elements of the advancing civilization.
4. The quest for knowledge and wisdom. Food, security, pleasure, and leisure provide the foundation for the development of culture and the spread of knowledge. The effort to execute knowledge results in wisdom, and when a culture has learned how to profit and improve by experience, civilization has really arrived. Food, security, and material comfort still dominate society, but many forward-looking individuals are hungering for knowledge and thirsting for wisdom. Every child is provided an opportunity to learn by doing; education is the watchword of these ages.
5. The epoch of philosophy and brotherhood. When mortals learn to think and begin to profit by experience, they become philosophical —they start out to reason within themselves and to exercise discriminative judgment. The society of this age becomes ethical, and the mortals of such an era are truly becoming moral beings. Wise moral beings are capable of establishing human brotherhood on such a progressing world. Ethical and moral beings can learn how to live in accordance with the golden rule.
6. The age of spiritual striving. When evolving mortals have passed through the physical, intellectual, and social stages of development, sooner or later they attain those levels of personal insight which impel them to seek for spiritual satisfactions and cosmic understandings. Religion is completing the ascent from the emotional domains of fear and superstition to the high levels of cosmic wisdom and personal spiritual experience. Education aspires to the attainment of meanings, and culture grasps at cosmic relationships and true values. Such evolving mortals are genuinely cultured, truly educated, and exquisitely God-knowing.
7. The era of light and life. This is the flowering of the successive ages of physical security, intellectual expansion, social culture, and spiritual achievement. These human accomplishments are now blended, associated, and co-ordinated in cosmic unity and unselfish service. Within the limitations of finite nature and material endowments there are no bounds set upon the possibilities of evolutionary attainment by the advancing generations who successively live upon these supernal and settled worlds of time and space.

This Lucifer Rebellion has been affecting us for more than 200,000 years. It takes age upon age to completely rid evil, sin and secession.

Due to the isolation of the rebellion, we are left with virtually no physical contact from God and the angelic beings. Even Jesus’ birth and ministry did little to rid of evil. However, it is this isolation that may also be a gift. We will, when we reach God, be assigned to tasks no other being can accomplish. We will be able to because we have faith without sight, perseverance when isolated, and triumph over insuperable difficulties even when alone.

The Sons and Daughters (Adams and Eves) that visit the inhabited worlds range in height from 8ft – 10ft. They glow with a violet hue. Other than the fact one is male and other female, they are equal in all aspects. Adam, Eve, and much of their offspring have defaulted due to the Lucifer rebellion. Had Adam and Eve not defaulted, they would still be with us today in the flesh. Their offspring, however, would not be. Each generation has a shorter life expectancy.

When an Adam and Eve make it to an inhabited world, they create a garden-home. Usually in a location chosen by the Planetary Prince. This garden-home is usually in a secluded, tropical area of the planet. They do not mate with the native races in the beginning. They first breed their own offspring to create a strong breed of their own. This race is known as the violet race. The eventual mixture of their race with the native races is to upstep the evolution of man.

The Planetary Prince is NOT the “Prince of Peace”.

Our Adam and Eve were tricked by the Planetary Prince into violation of their covenant of trusteeship. Though they were tricked, the Planetary Prince failed to recruit them into the Lucifer Rebellion.
The study-source suggests we have confusion of this event and of the nature of the Father because all the actions of his subordinates are related to him. It was not he, but the seraphic Voices of the Garden who spoke with Adam and Eve.
Though Adam and Eve defaulted but did not fully join the Lucifer Rebellion, many of their offspring did.

There are six races of mankind:
Primarily the red man is first to obtain human levels of evolution. But the other races appear not long after. The earlier races are superior to the later races. Thus the red man is far superior to the indigo – black – race. On worlds that have all six races, it is the first, third, and fifth that are superior – the red, yellow, and blue races. The secondary races are either nonexistant on certain worlds or have been exterminated on others. On Earth the only remnants of the superior blue race exists in the amalgamated “white races”. The orange and green have also been lost on Earth.
In early life it is the red, yellow, and blue that usually interbreed with each other; while the orange, green, and indigo interbreed with each other.
The more backward races are usually employed as laborers by the more progressive races. This is usually the origin of slavery. The red man usually employs that of the orange; sometimes to extermination. The yellow race enslaves the green; and the blue enslaves the indigo. Usually such enslavement ends upon the arrival of the Adamic – or violet- race. On most worlds, the six evolutionary races are destined to become amalgamated by the violet race. In worlds without rebellion, the Adamic people usually reach about one million in population. It is stated that the “sons of God” are upon the planet. The stronger of each race is then chosen to mate with the Adamic race. This is seen as a great honor on these worlds. Though, our world is one of the rebellion. This “choosing” didnt exactly happen as planned on our world. This is done to create a “super-race” of man, biologically upstepped by the superior Adam and Eve. However, the study-source suggests that this is not what happened on our planet and suggests it is unwise for the superior races to mate with the inferior races. It suggests we must adapt to a more human solution to evolution since the Adamic default occurred on our planet.

Religion of primitive man is usually the seeking of divinty coupled with animalistic fear and tribal superstition. The study-source suggests that over time these fears and superstitions are lost as we draw closer to divinity; creating a religion of divinity-seeking without primitive superstitions and fears. However, on our planet they still exist; and therefore our modern religions do not match our societal and evolutionary accomplishments. This is due to the interruption of the Lucifer Rebellion.
Religion is a natural evolutionary progress. As man progresses, more of the spiritual truth is revealed to each epoch of man. Each epoch of man, with the newly revealed revelation, draws ever closer to truth. However, it is a long process and many tribes attach newly revealed revelations to already existing tribal and racial beliefs.

The study-source is suggestive that many worlds, during the aforementioned processes, go through racial purification. Something the study-source states our world has yet to take seriously; thus suggesting this is the reason why there are so many socially unfit people.

The post-Adamic age usually sees the completion of the removal of the unfit and the continual racial purification. The Adamic race does not amalgamate with the socially unfit of the evolutionary races. Our planet is currently witnessing the advancements of such an age, but we are behind the planetary schedule. By the end of an Adamic dispensation, it can truly be stated “God has made one blood of all the nations”. The color of such an amalgamated race is an olive color of the violet hue, the racial “white” of the spheres.

{Please keep in mind this is a brief summarization of the study-source. Im not attempting to re-write, therefore many details and in-depth information can only be achieved from your reading the study-source when i reveal it at the end of this study series}

There is a point where tribal and national fears, superstitions, and wars are no longer. A time where a planet recognizes a planetary brotherhood. For the most part, aside from minor disputes, war is no more. There is an age of peace and true religious brotherhood across the planet.

Normally, a new epoch or age is commenced by the arrival of an angelic or spirit-being. Sometimes in the flesh, but not always. In our terminology, we know such individuals as Prophets in some instances. In each new age new limits are reached. An eventual end comes to the the more scientific ages as worlds begin to live more naturally and have a spiritual attachment to the Divine and each other. As the ages progress, more and more in-depth spiritual knowledge and wisdom is revealed to the people.

On the occasion of the birth of the Son “the new and living way” is established. The Son is born with the purpose of spiritual upliftment. The Son is the Spirit of Truth in the flesh in which knowledge will set men free.
Due to the isolation of Earth with the Lucifer Rebellion, we slept until the millenial resurrection occurred. Since Pentecost, upon death, we immediately arrive on the other side.

According to the study-source, the arrival of the Prince of Peace (Christ) begins the end of war. Our planet, however, is largely out of step. Rather than grasping onto the truths given us, we perverted such truths. Though Christ did warn that this would happen when He was here.

The study-source gives a list and explanations of what we must do to get back in step with the order of things. Im going to leave this upto you to read yourself in the study-source, as to not put anything out of context.

The Lucifer Rebellion:
Lucifer was a high-being and was looked to for his brilliance. That is until he became overpowered by power of the self and rejected allegiance to the universe. He is one of 3 in his position to rebel against Christ. He is now considered fallen due to his self-contemplation. We have not heard much about Lucifer due to the fact his lutienant, Satan, was dispatched to our planet to advocate his cause. The “devil” is the deposed Planetary Prince, who allied with Lucifer.

Satan, Lucifer, and the Planetary Prince all worked to try and cause the miscarriage of Christ. Abaddon is the chief of the staff of the Planetary Prince; he is now chief executive of the Earth rebels. Beelzebub was the leader of the disloyal men of the Adamic race who allied with the Planetary Prince. The dragon is symbolic of all of these (Lucifer, Satan, Planetary Prince, Abaddon, Beelzebub).

Lucifer and Satan were both stationed in our universe for more than 500,000 years before the rebellion. Its believed Lucifer thought up the plans and was going to rebel regardless where he was assigned. He began to speak if the rebellion to Satan. After a few months of the constant thoughts, Satan was won to Lucifers side. He then became an earnest and bold advocate for “self-assertion and liberty”. Noone told Lucifer such ideas. Lucifer thought up the rebellion on his own. Throughout this period Lucifer became increasingly critical of the entire plan of universe administration but always professed wholehearted loyalty to the Supreme Rulers. His first outspoken disloyalty was manifested on the occasion of a visit of Gabriel just a few days before the open proclamation of the Lucifer Declaration of Liberty.
Whatever these first beginnings were, they had their origin in Lucifer’s mind. There must have been a pride of self that nourished itself to the point of self-deception, so that Lucifer for a time really persuaded himself that his contemplation of rebellion was actually for the good of the system, if not of the universe. By the time his plans had developed to the point of disillusionment, no doubt he had gone too far for his original and mischief-making pride to permit him to stop. At some point in this experience he became insincere, and evil evolved into deliberate and willful sin. That this happened is proved by the subsequent conduct of this brilliant executive. He was long offered opportunity for repentance, but only some of his subordinates ever accepted the proffered mercy.

The Lucifer Manifesto contained the following:
1. The reality of the Universal Father. Lucifer charged that the Universal Father did not really exist, that physical gravity and space-energy were inherent in the universe, and that the Father was a myth invented by the Sons to enable them to maintain the rule of the universes in the Father’s name. He denied that personality was a gift of the Universal Father. He traded on reverence as ignorance. The charge was sweeping, terrible, and blasphemous.
2. The universe government of the Son. Lucifer contended that the local systems should be autonomous. He protested against the right of Christ, the Son, to assume sovereignty of the universe in the name of a hypothetical Father and require all personalities to acknowledge allegiance to this unseen Father. He asserted that the whole plan of worship was a clever scheme to aggrandize the Sons. He was willing to acknowledge Christ as his Creator-father but not as his God and rightful ruler. Most bitterly did he attack the right of the Elders —“foreign potentates” —to interfere in the affairs of the local systems and universes. These rulers he denounced as tyrants and usurpers. He exhorted his followers to believe that none of these rulers could do aught to interfere with the operation of complete home rule if men and angels only had the courage to assert themselves and boldly claim their rights. He contended that the executioners of the Elders could be debarred from functioning in the local systems if the native beings would only assert their independence. He maintained that immortality was inherent in the system personalities, that resurrection was natural and automatic, and that all beings would live eternally except for the arbitrary and unjust acts of the executioners of the Elders.
3. The attack upon the universal plan of ascendant mortal training. Lucifer maintained that far too much time and energy were expended upon the scheme of so thoroughly training ascending mortals in the principles of universe administration, principles which he alleged were unethical and unsound. He protested against the agelong program for preparing the mortals of space for some unknown destiny. He intimated that they had been debauched by overmuch discipline and prolonged training, and that they were in reality traitors to their mortal fellows since they were now co-operating with the scheme of enslaving all creation to the fictions of a mythical eternal destiny for ascending mortals. He advocated that ascenders should enjoy the liberty of individual self-determination. He challenged and condemned the entire plan of mortal ascension as sponsored by the Sons of God and supported by the Infinite Spirit.

Satan proclaimed that worship could be accorded the universal forces —physical, intellectual, and spiritual —but that allegiance could be acknowledged only to the actual and present ruler, Lucifer, the “friend of men and angels” and the “God of liberty.” Self-assertion was the battle cry of the Lucifer rebellion.

The Lucifer Rebellion was the most wide-spread and severe of the three rebellions. Of the inhabited worlds in our system, 37 have fallen to the rebellion. The isolated worlds will remain so until the annihilation of the archrebels (Lucifer, Satan, etc).

The Gods neither create evil nor permit sin and rebellion. Potential evil is time-existent in a universe embracing differential levels of perfection meanings and values. Sin is potential in all realms where imperfect beings are endowed with the ability to choose between good and evil. The very conflicting presence of truth and untruth, fact and falsehood, constitutes the potentiality of error. The deliberate choice of evil constitutes sin; the willful rejection of truth is error; the persistent pursuit of sin and error is iniquity.

Of all the perplexing problems growing out of the Lucifer rebellion, none has occasioned more difficulty than the failure of immature evolutionary mortals to distinguish between true and false liberty. True liberty is the quest of the ages and the reward of evolutionary progress. False liberty is the subtle deception of the error of time and the evil of space. Enduring liberty is predicated on the reality of justice —intelligence, maturity, fraternity, and equity. True liberty is the associate of genuine self-respect; false liberty is the consort of self-admiration. True liberty is the fruit of self-control; false liberty, the assumption of self-assertion. Self-control leads to altruistic service; self-admiration tends towards the exploitation of others for the selfish aggrandizement of such a mistaken individual as is willing to sacrifice righteous attainment for the sake of possessing unjust power over his fellow beings. There is no error greater than that species of self-deception which leads intelligent beings to crave the exercise of power over other beings for the purpose of depriving these persons of their natural liberties. The golden rule of human fairness cries out against all such fraud, unfairness, selfishness, and unrighteousness. Only true and genuine liberty is compatible with the reign of love and the ministry of mercy. No being, in the exercise of his supposed personal liberty, has a right to deprive any other being of those privileges of existence conferred by the Creators and duly respected by all their loyal associates, subordinates, and subjects. Man may have to contend for his material liberties with tyrants and oppressors on a world of sin and iniquity or during the early times of a primitive evolving world, but not so on the spirit worlds. War is the heritage of early evolutionary man, but on worlds of normal advancing civilization physical combat as a technique of adjusting racial misunderstandings has long since fallen into disrepute. No being in all the universe has the rightful liberty to deprive any other being of true liberty, the right to love and be loved, the privilege of worshiping God and of serving his fellows.

Mankind is always bothered with the unthinking question as to why the all-wise Creators permit evil and sin. They fail to comprehend that both are inevitable if the creature is to be truly free. The free will of evolving man or exquisite angel is not a mere philosophic concept, a symbolic ideal. Man’s ability to choose good or evil is a universe reality.

If an affectionate father of a large family chooses to show mercy to one of his children guilty of grievous wrongdoing, it may well be that the extension of mercy to this misbehaving child will work a temporary hardship upon all the other and well-behaved children. Such eventualities are inevitable; such a risk is inseparable from the reality situation of having a loving parent and of being a member of a family group. Each member of a family profits by the righteous conduct of every other member; likewise must each member suffer the immediate time-consequences of the misconduct of every other member. Families, groups, nations, races, worlds, systems, constellations, and universes are relationships of association which possess individuality; and therefore does every member of any such group, large or small, reap the benefits and suffer the consequences of the rightdoing and the wrongdoing of all other members of the group concerned. But one thing should be made clear: If you are made to suffer the evil consequences of the sin of some member of your family, some fellow citizen or fellow mortal, even rebellion in the system or elsewhere —no matter what you may have to endure because of the wrongdoing of your associates, fellows, or superiors —you may rest secure in the eternal assurance that such tribulations are transient afflictions. None of these fraternal consequences of misbehavior in the group can ever jeopardize your eternal prospects or in the least degree deprive you of your divine right of God attainment. And there is compensation for these trials, delays, and disappointments which invariably accompany the sin of rebellion.

Thats the end of this section of the book, and therefore this study-post. Now I begin on the next section of the study-source. Leave your comments/thoughts/questions below and I will see you all again next week in [UBS #4]

Earlier Study-Posts:
Introduction To “UBS” Study

Where Is God [UBS #1]

Man And Angels [UBS #2]

Man And Angels [UBS #2]

As stated in Introduction To “UBS” Study the following is: My opinions posted on this part of the study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Once we move on from the mortal world there is much more to learn. We go through a metamorphosis as we near God. But aside of all this studying for the assignment God is going to give us, there will be plenty of time for rest and play. In the middle of studying/working and resting/playing is worship. We will be with many who we know now on Earth, as well as different orders of angelic beings.

Not so different from the Bible? However, this is an extremely simplified summarization. I cannot give further info without pre-maturely revealing the study-source. Anyhow, lets move on.

Everything we experience, everything we go through is a lesson. It all prepares each of us for what is ahead in our future. It is absolutely imperative that we dont just let life pass us by, but to be sure to look beneath the surface. Even in your commute to work are you learning something that at that moment may seem irrelevant, but it will prove to be vital information for a future event. It could be something that strangely stands out, something someone says out of utter randomness, or an act someone does for you.

According to the study-source, when we leave Earthly life we go into a slumber. We awaken in the next phase and a new body, a part-physical, part-spirit body. When this happens, it is considered resurrection, as we have survived mortal or physical death and live on.

The above was more or less a continuation of [UBS #1]. It was in the same section of the book. But it took me 1 1/2weeks to complete it. In order to keep with my weekly posts, I posted what I had. Now I am in the next section. Below as well as [UBS #3] will be from this next section.

Sometimes beings, human and spiritual, find it hard to envisage the Father in the Son, which leads to rebellion and ultimately sin. The best way to avoid this is to hold onto the idea and fact that the Father and Son are one. Whoever sees the Son sees the Father. If you see the Son, you are also seeing the Father. The Father is everywhere at all times. Physically on His residence in the heavens, spiritually within each of us and the spiritual beings. At all times He knows what the needs of creation are, and takes care of it through creation itself. He acts through his angelic beings as well as us.

God has a plan for each of us. All of us have a purpose. Many may not see that purpose, or realize that the purpose is being lived out. But it nonetheless exists. So long as we have trust and faith in God, our purpose will be revealed and lived.

The Son and Spirit together rule over the individual universes. However, it is only the Son that can save a world from evil and sin. Upon the Son visiting such a world in an attempt to save it from evil and sin, is the Son glorified and is He recognized as the authority of that universe and all other beings, including the Spirit, viewed as subordinate to the Son. Though the Son always views the Spirit as co-equal and co-administrator of the universe. In so doing, the Son ordered all beings operating in this universe to treat the Spirit as such. It is this union and declaration of equality that began what we call marriage and the order of the family. Man and woman marry as co-equal, co-administrators of their household and family. All children of this union are to equally respect each parent. What one parent says, so has the other.

The study-source refers to Gabriel as the “Bright and Morning Star” and the commander-in-chief of the “armies of heaven”. Gabriel is the first son of the Son and the Spirit of our universe. He is equal in authority and power to both the Son and Spirit, but he is unable to create. Creation is left to the Son and Spirit. The “Brilliant Evening Stars” are an order overseen by Gabriel.

The study-source is suggestive to the point that primitive man has confused the teachings and combined many beings into one person or being. All the way upto and including Jesus. By the time of Jesus’ Ascension and Pauls ministry, Paul had already begun twisting and re-falsifying everything that Jesus had taught and corrected. There are some truths in Pauls teachings, but they are inter-woven with confusion and fallacies.

{From what I’m seeing in various online communities that use said study-source, such confusuon and fallacies are existant even today. It’s truly quite amazing how hard it is for mankind to agree on the teaching of any one religious text}

All mortals suffer death of the physical body. After physical-death we are judged to determine whether or not we are deservant of eternal life. If so, we move on in adventure to find God. If denied, we suffer true death, eternal death. We cease to exist.

The Holy Spirit is defaulted in its capabilities in the individual. The more faith an individual has, and the more closely the individual lives in Gods laws, the more the individual will experience the Holy Spirit. If you want to experience the Holy Spirit to the highest possible experience, you must live as close to God, be as obedient as possible to God, as you can.

Man struggles between flesh and spirit because of the fall of Adam and Eve. We were meant to be more spiritually intune to the spiritual. But we are not due to the fall. This fall is the cause of all the spiritual confusion that currently exists.
Despite such confusion, Jesus taught us how to live. He showed us how to overcome this confusion and be more spiritually in tune.

According to the study-source in the times of Abraham we were in an extremely dark age, spiritually speaking. The angelic beings felt that if something wasnt done the Light of Life may extinguish. To answer this Melchizedek of the Order of Melchizedek was sent down to Earth to attempt to keep Truth alive. He passed on Truth to Abraham and his associates.

All who rebel against God are always welcome to return to God. However, the angelic beings that rebelled, upon returning to God, are not permitted to return to their original position of power and authority. Faulted angelic-beings that return to God are forever stationed to lower positions than that of what they held prior to rebelling.

Upon moving on from Earth, providing we survive mortal death, we are no longer “sex-creatures”. We will no longer be given in marriage, partake in sexual relationships, and the like. We will be as the angels are in heaven. We will not be able to die either, as death is percieved in mans mind.

The Seraphim are the order of angels that are sent to be with us in our journey. They love mans efforts in art, music, and humor. They are fully aware of our emotions and spiritual troubles. They however are not sex-emotion creatures. They are considered by feminine pronouns in the heavens because they originate from the Spirit. All beings from the Father and Son are considered Sons of God, beings from the Spirit as Daughters of God. Seraphim are able to operate in the spiritual and literal worlds. Seraphim make up the “armies of heaven”.

Cherubim are much like the Seraphim, but of a lower order of angel. Cherubim are the assistants of the Seraphim. Some Cherubim are also assigned as “Guardians of Destiny” to mortal beings.

How we live our lives on Earth is very important. Everything we experience is ultimately a learning experience. Right down to our work, our careers; it is not that our career itself is important but how we work.
The keys to heaven is sincerity. We use these keys by the decisions we make. The highest possible moral choice is to choose the will of God.

Adam and Eve are referred to as a Material Son and Daughter. Their residence known as the Garden of Eden. There is an order of Material Sons and Daughters (Adams and Eves) that visit each inhabited world. Their visitation is to upstep the biological evolution of mankind. This is done by mixing their superior life plasm with ours. The Seraphim that accompany Adam and Eve are referred to as the “Voices of the Garden”.

The seraphic Souls of Peace are the beings that help along the brotherhood of mankind and bring about peace. This process on our world has been delayed, unfortunately, due to the Lucifer Rebellion. It is also this order that helps the realization of divine attunement as opposed to atonement.

In mans mind, angels are percieved to have wings. According to the study-source, these wings are energy insulators – friction shields.

We can consider ourselves “sons of God”, or more commonly “children of God” because of the following:
We believe in the reality of our sonship, and thus it makes this fact eternally real that we are sons of God;
Jesus, the Son of God, came down to live as one of us. He is our brother. When we accept His spirit, we accept the Spirit, and thus become His brother and a son of God;
The Spirit has been poured out over all of us;
Our personality and free will was given us by God;
We have indwelled in us a fragment of the Father which makes us related to the Father.

There is an intense mention of science in this area of the study-source that I am not even going to attempt to summarize. When the study-source is revealed at the end of the study, you will have to read it for yourself.

Earlier Study-Posts:
Introduction To “UBS” Study

Where Is God [UBS #1]

Where Is God? [UBS #1]

As stated in Introduction To “UBS” Study the following is: My opinions posted on this part of the study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Everyone in the Christian world agrees God is our father. God is triune. There consists God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Spirit (Holy Spirit). All Christians also agree that God created all that is. There are trivial differences in denominations of translation/version of the Bible that should be used. As you all know, I prefer the King James Version. But many questions arise. Who is God? Where is God? Where do we go when we die? Is there life after death? And so on. In this part of the study Im going to mention some concepts and ideas offered in the study source.

I ask that you please read on with an open-mind. My personal bias got in my way of what exactly the study source was suggesting. It took me awhile thinking it over and comparing it to the Bible before I feel I finally came to understand what is being suggested. Some of the concepts are admittedly hard to swallow but equally-so makes sense. There’s certain answers that are relatively hard to explain. Though I came to some certain conclusions of my own using just the Bible before reading this study-source, this study-source concludes the same answers in a slightly different fashion.

To better understand what the study-source is suggesting, not only do we need to put our personal bias to the side, we also need to realize that there are many books removed from the Bible that very well contain these very answers the study-source introduces and attempts to explain. For verification of the fact books have been removed from the Bible, all you need is to read the Bible. In numerous locations to Old Testament prophets as well as Jesus Himself and the Apostles make reference to books that are seemingly non-existant. It’s not that these books don’t exist but that they have been removed by man centuries ago in an attempt to use faith and religion for their own power-hungry and greedy purposes.

To answer where God is, the study-source goes into great detail. At first it is hard to grasp. In the Bible we are told He is in the heavens. We have wrongly looked at this as we are the center and the Heavens are our skies or just outside the reaches of our planet.

Consider the concept that there is a center to Creation. In the center of this creation is the residence of God. Where God physically and spiritually resides as a being. On His own planet in His own area of creation in which all of creation rotates around as Earth rotates around the Sun. This planet created by God for God. From this planet He is able to orchestrate all missions of creation and watch over all of creation.
Now, this isn’t to say He is not within us. He most certainly is. In each and everyone of is a piece of God. It is this piece of God Himself that enables us to seek Him, feel Him, and know Him. It is this piece of God within us that God is able to see and hear and feel all that we do. When we suffer, God is suffering as well through us. He knows when we are suffering. It is through this piece of God in us that we are able to communicate with God and God with us.

Not to different from the Bible.

To answer who is God is tough. God is our father through the Father. God is our brother through the Son. God is therefore our father and brother at the same time. God the Father first created Himself by an act of free-will. The Father than created the Son in like manner. The Son and the Father than created the Spirit. So the Father is the father of the Son and Spirit. The Son is then the brother but also the mother of the Spirit. That is not to say the Son is female. It is being said the Son is the mother to the Spirit in the understanding we have of how children are born. But whereas the Father is both physical and spiritual, the Son is only spiritual.
In otherwords, God the Father created Himself out of light-energy and physical matter. He than made the Son of light-energy. The Father and Son than made the Spirit of light-energy; but the Spirit also has the ability to experience physical. Not in and of Himself but in Gods children. Through us the Spirit experiences physical.
Each individual part of God can act independantly of each other or co-operatively. Nonetheless, any and all actions persued by any or all combinations of the parts of God relate to Gods plan. No part of God can independantly alter or create a new plan of the Father except the Father.
God is and has the utmost unconditional Love for all of His creation. And is extremely merciful. He is only seen as anything else out of sheer ignorance. Humans seem to have a problem understanding and comprehending love and any acts done through love.

Not to different from the Bible, yet more defined.

Is there life after death? Where do we go when we die?
These must be two of the most common, yet seemingly hardest, questions ever asked. There really isn’t an easy answer. To begin to fathom the concept portrayed in the study-source you must believe that there is a potential of other worlds and beings, other than angels and demons, that may very-well exist as part of Gods creation.

According to the study-source not everyone survives physical death. In order to survive physical-death you must live as God-like as possible. You must yearn to be evermore God-like and closer to God.
If you do not you are judged after physical-death by the Gods tribunals and finally God Himself. If found guilty, you simply cease to exist.
If you do, upon physical-death you ascend to a higher existance until you finally reach God. Before reaching God you will be rendered unconcious and when you awaken you will be in Gods presence.

There are many orders of beings, physical and spiritual, at different levels of existance with different purposes. Our purpose as physical beings to concentrate on God. To strive to be like God and do Gods will. There are different orders of beings that are sent to us, in different ways, to help us along in our journey. Being here on Earth is only the beginning of that journey.

This was similar to the Bible but explained. It can be a hard concept to grasp but why would you not consider it when there are countless Earth-like planets out there recently discovered? Why would God only put life on Earth when He created so much more? Did it not occur to you that our creation story is only that of Earth, and similar creations could have happened on other worlds? Does it not also make sense that there would also be a creation before creation, a genesis to Genesis?

I understand these concepts may be hard to grasp. The study-source suggests this is because (a) we are physical beings and therefore can only understand concepts of the physical (b) we are a young civilization, a relatively young creation. Similar to that of a toddler in relation to our understanding. In otherwords, because of how young we are, as a whole, theyre exist concepts and realities that we simply cannot yet comprehend and (c) the Lucifer Rebellion (which I cannot comment on because that is covered further down in the study-source. When I get to it, I will state what it says. What it does say is the Lucifer Rebellion was more or less based on our planet and disrupted Gods creation). As hard as these concepts may be to grasp we must keep an open-mind so we may determine what Truth is.

Study-source suggests that not only is there are orders of higher and lower beings, it also suggests that there are planets on which these beings reside. God has 7 superuniverses which contain the universes. Our universe is said to be at the edge of created creation, therefore being the youngest of creation. Our universe contains 619 inhabited planets. We were 606th to be inhabited suggesting there are 605 more advanced civilizations than ours, and 13 less adanvced. Each universe can hold as many as 1,000 inhabited planets, suggesting that our universe may some day have an additional 381 civilizations younger than our own. There are also new universes being created just outside the reaches of ours. Once complete, no longer puts us at the edge of creation.

In the center of these superuniverses is master universe. It is the central universe in which God resides. God, the Son, and Spirit reside on a planet in the center of this central universe of universes where they govern over all that is. Everything we know that is and everything we have yet to discover.
In this central universe are also planets in which each order of higher beings reside. Those beings that work for God. At the same time God is there He is also here. He is everywhere at the same time.
He is also in the past, present, and future all at the same time. God and these higher beings do not act in time and space. Some beings act in space but not time. Some in time but not space. Some in neither space nor time. This is what makes it possible for them to travel so far almost instantly. It is also why we cannot always see them, though we may feel their presence. They exist on different realms of existance than we do, which unfortunately, only few humans seem to be able to comprehend.

Now many will ask, if God exists in all space and all time at the same time, then why does evil occur? The answer is both simple yet complicated. Evil exists because of the dual fact that what we as humans percieve as evil isnt necessarily evil to God and all of creation; and the Lucifer Rebellion (which will be covered in a later study paper).
There exists a natural-order of preservation. Certain acts must happen for the survival of creation. Everything we experience, so does God through us. God does not wish harm for any of us. He wishes for each of us to fully know and understand Him and to reach Him. God has mansions for each of us for whenever it is we may finally reside there.

Nonetheless, certain things must happen for the survival. Consider it as a single human family for instance. Everything is going great. Your father continues to purchase more land, more material objects for himself and the family. Then things get a bit rough. To sustain the family, your father begins selling what he has for the survival of the family. You may have to go without some material objects or even lose some land. Cut back on vacations and expensive endeavors. But by your fathers doing this, you remain sheltered and fed. He does whats necessary out of love of your family to get through the rough time.
With God it is the same concept. Things happen that are necessary for the survival of the whole. Everything in creation is connected, whether physically, spiritually, or mindal. And therefore everything that happens in one area of creation affects all of creation. Many of these actions for the survival of the whole are wrongfully called evil by humans. It is not evil, but necessary for the benefit of the whole.

Then there is the Lucifer Rebellion which I cannot speak on as of yet since I haven’t yet reached that area of the study-source. The Lucifer Rebellion will be spoken of in a future study post after I have the chance to read about it in the study-source.

With all of the technological advancements being made, we will soon be able to increasingly see more planets, and even past the borders of our universe with our telescopes. We may even be able to travel at the speed of light and visit other planets in other solar systems, galaxies, and possibly even other universes. However, we will only be able to see and communicate with other physical beings. Some planets may appear as though they are not inhabited due to the fact that spiritual beings may reside on such planets and will not be able to be seen by the human eyes nor heard by the human ears. Nonetheless, these planets are still inhabited. Spiritual beings do reside on actual physical planets.
Seeking Gods planet is futile. Seeking His central universe in which Paradise resides is futile. It is futile because there are dark-matter objects that neither absorb light nor reflect light surrounding Gods central universe, therefore making it virtually invisible to the human eye.

Gods central universe has no established government. All beings who reside there have made it past the scrutiny of all universal tribunals and have achieved perfection, government in the central universe is not necessary. Only administration.
Our life on Earth, and all life on other planets, is a learning experience. The planets serve more or less as schools of the Father. As we advance in our education, spiritual evolution, and ultimate ascension, we draw ever-closer to Gods central universe and ultimately Gods planet.

Much as we do, the beings that reside in the central-universe worship God. Though they are sent to help us and other beings, they too live lives seperate of their mission much as we do. Just as we go to work, so do they. Just as we vacation, so do they.
These beings are responsible for teaching and ministering to us to aid us in our spiritual evolution. As we go, we ultimately reach perfection. Our time on Earth is a test.

Only God the Father knows exactly how many inhabitable or inhabited planets there are. He calls them each by name and number. Outside His central-universe are 7 superuniverses which contain local universes. Our local universe is in the seventh superuniverse. There are approximately 1,000 inhabited or inhabitable planets in each local-universe. Each planet is presided over, or governed, by a Planetary Prince. Aprroximately 100,000 of these planets make up a Constellation which is governed by Most Highs and a Faithful of Days (an ambassador of the God Trinity). Each local universe consists of 100 Constellations, or approximately 10,000,000 (10 Million) inhabitable planets. Each local-universe is governed over by a Creator Son and Union of Days (representative of the God Trinity). Each Minor Sector of a superuniverse is comprised of 100 local universes, or approximately 1,000,000,000 (1 Billion) inhabitable planets. These Minor Sectors are governed over by Recents of Days, or Supreme Trinities. The Major Sectors are comprised of 100 Minor Sectors, or approximately 100,000,000,000 (100 Billion) inhabitable planets. Each Major Sector is governed over by 3 Perfections of Days, Supreme Trinities. The superuniverse is comprised of 10 Major Sectors, or approximately 1,000,000,000,000 (1 Trillion) inhabitable planets. The superuniverses are governed over by three Ancients of Days. The Grand Universe consists of the 7 superuniverses, consisting of approximately 7,000,000,000,000 (7 Trillion) inhabitable planets. And 1,000,000,000 (1 Billion) inhabited spheres (planets) of the central-universe. The 7 superuniverses are administered over by the Seven Master Spirits. The central-universe spheres governed over by the Eternals of Days. This is not suggesting God Himself isnt governing over us. God is in us and in each of the beings sent to govern over us, the beings sent to teach us, and all other beings. God is omnipresent.
There are 7 superuniverses, approximately 70 Major Sectors, approximately 7,000 (7 thousand) Minor Sectors, approximately 700,000 (700 thousand) Local Universes, approximately 70,000,000 (70 Million) Local Constellations, approximately 7,000,000,000 (7 Billion) Local Systems, approximately 7,000,000,000,000 (7 Trillion) inhabitable planets.
The Milky Way of our universe is central part of the superuniverse. Roughly 8 sectors of the superuniverse have been identified by Earth astronomers. Our sector is located in a dense star cloud called Sagittarius.
Sun-forming nebulae give birth to as many as 100 Million suns. There are an endless amount of new suns, planets, and local-universes being created. There are 10 different categories of planets and planet creation. Much of this information is scientific in nature in the study-source. At the end of the study when the study-source is revealed, you may pickup your own copy of the study-source or download a free version from one of the links that will be provided to read about this and everything else mentioned here in-depth.
Three planets within our solar-system, including Earth, are capable of holding life.

Some planets are built for a purpose, as opposed to being created. In each local-universe are planets built for the purpose of teaching ascending beings. As we ascend towards God, we go from being physical beings to spiritual beings. Upon leaving Earth, we take residence in a mansion on one of these university-type planets. What is commonly referred to as heaven here on Earth. In these universities we continue our education of a higher understanding about God, the universes, and our new bodies and associated abilities. Upon graduating from the final class, we finally reach Gods planet and meet God face to face. Based on our abilities and training recieved, is the job God gives us. Despite how many inhabited planets may exist, we are administered and loved as if our planet was the only one.

There is a rather large and unique universal government of God by God overseen by different orders of beings. At this time it is so vast of information it would be near impossible for me to summarize it all in this post without copying word for word from the study-source. You will be able to read about Gods government in the study-source at the end of the study unless Im able to explain Gods universal government in summary in a future study-post.
What can be said is this government has nothing to do with man-made governments made by the wealthy, greedy, power-hungry, godless elite of our planet. A true government is that which is made according to Gods plan, not mans. Many Bible-readers misunderstand the concept of government, particularly Romans 13 from the Bible. The section of the study-source on government explains what has been misunderstood and why.

That’s it for this week. UBS #2 coming next week.

Rapture: True or False? Part 3

Rapture Theory: True or False? Part 3
by Rev. Dr. Red

If you haven’t already done so, please view Part 1 and 2. Part1 goes into the history of Rapture Theory. Parts 1 and 2 provide scriptures backing up the fact that the ideology of a “rapture” is false doctrine. This part is strictly pertaining to Tribulation.

Rapture Theory: True or False? Part 1
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Rapture Theory: True or False? Part 2
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Everyone is well aware that the Last Days are going to bring about a Tribulation period. God in the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament have told us that there will be a Tribulation. We were also told what signs to look for so we may know if we are in truly in the End Times leading to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

The problem arises in the fact that many Christians believe that we will all somehow escape this Tribulation period. That somehow we are too “good” for Tribulation.

The reason this is a problem is because the Prophets and God all throughout the Old Testament as well as Jesus and the Apostles in the New Testament clearly state that we WILL be persecuted, imprisoned, and martyred in days of Tribulation. How can we (Christians) suffer such persecution if we are “saved” from Tribulation. All throughout history Christians have suffered persecution. It will be no different in the ays of Tribulation. There are also to be 144,000 sealed, who cannot be touched by such persecution, for the purpose of keeping the Gospel spreading and Christian morale high despite the persecution.
God has always protected HIS people from HIS wrath on the non-believers. A perfect example is Egypt. The Israelites were very much alive and present in Egypt as the Egyptians felt Gods wrath. God protected the Israelites from suffering His wrath.
Now Tribulation is another story. It will be us Christians suffering the wrath of Satan. Many will give up their faith in Christ (the falling away). Those who do not will be persecuted as never before. It is going to be extremely tough times. There will be many Christians who are imprisoned and killed for nothing more than being Christian. There will also be many Christians who run to the wilderness and rural areas as to escape persecution.

If these Christians were non-existant in Tribulation, then who is it Satan is waging war on? Scripture tells he is waging war on the faithful (Christians). To believe otherwise is akin to suggesting Jesus is a liar. Are you calling Jesus a liar? If so, you have no faith.

People are quick to believe we won’t be here for one reason. Noone wants to believe we are going to be put through such a grand test of faith. Truly, that is what Tribulation is. It is a test of the faith we Christians have and the last chance for non-believers to repent and come to Christ.

What is the definition of Tribulation?
distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution; also : a trying experience

What is the etymology of Tribulation?
early 13c., from O.Fr. tribulacion (12c.), from L.L. tribulationem (nom. tribulatio) “distress, trouble, affliction” (c.200), from tribulatus, pp. of tribular “to oppress, afflict,” a figurative use by Christian writers of L. tribulare “to press,” also possibly “to thresh out grain,” from tribulum “threshing sledge,” from stem of terere “to rub” + -bulum, suffix forming names of tools.

Going by the definition and etymology of Tribulation, it is fair to say a true believer lives in constant tribulation. It is also fair to say, as per Jesus’ warnings, Christians living through THE Tribulation will suffer a great deal more than any time in history. Jesus has told us we WILL be persecuted for our faith in Him. But this persecution and testing of our faith, to those who endure to the end, grants us eternal life. To try and escape Tribulation is to escape the reality of what Jesus has told us. In other words, to look for an escape route is akin to having no faith. If you are truly faithful, there is nothing to worry about. As Joshua 1:9 states, God is with us where ever we go, we are to have courage not fear.

Now lets take a look at some scripture:

Deuteronomy 4:30-31 KJV
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

1 Samuel 10:19 KJV
And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands.

Psalm 34:19, 21-22 KJV
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

Matthew 24:21-25 KJV
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.

Mark 13:20-23, 33 KJV
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

John 16:33 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Acts 14:22 KJV
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Romans 5:3-5 KJV
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 8:18, 28, 35-39 KJV
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 12:10-15, 21 KJV
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Corinthians 10:13, 26 KJV
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 KJV
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

2 Corinthians 7:4 KJV
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

1 Thessalonians 3:4 KJV
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

2 Thessalonians 1:4-10 KJV
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

James 1:12 KJV
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 1:6-9 KJV
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 4:12-13, 16 KJV
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

1 Peter 5:10 KJV
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Revelation 2:7, 10 KJV
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 7:14 KJV
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

It is completely un-Biblical to suggest Christians will not be present during Tribulation. Anyone who is telling you that for one reason or another, you can escape Tribulation is perverting Scriptures and teaching false doctrines.

Any questions, feel free to ask. Below are some links that may help you understand what is being stated here.

Further Info:
Rapture, Tribulation, Second Coming

Some Sources With Varying Viewpoints On Rapture And Tribulation:
When will the “Rapture” Occur

Will Christians Go Through the Tribulation? by Dr. Williams

Will Christians Go Through the Great Tribulation? by Rich Deem

Will Christians Go Through The Great Tribulation? by Gordon Lindsay

WILL CHRISTIANS GO THROUGH THE GREAT TRIBULATION? WHEN WILL JESUS RETURN? WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF HIS RETURN AND THE END? THE MARK OF THE BEAST

Rapture Theory: True or False? Part 2

Rapture Theory: True or False? Part 2
by Rev. Dr. Red

Rapture Theory: True or False? Part 1
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In part 1 (linked above) I discussed the history of Rapture Theory, provided some scripture, and a brief breakdown of the Book of Revelation. I also linked to one or two of many sources I used in my studies on the topic.

I’m not offering this information to turn anyone away from Christ but to bring people to Christ. As a Christian Pastor is that not my job? It disheartens me to see so many people believing in false doctrines and praying to idols and false Christ’s. Many mainstream interpretations of Christian theology is just that, false. And in turn you are following false doctrine and false Christ’s. Some newer versions of Christianity are going as far as taking the deity out of Christ.

That being said, here are additional verses of Scripture in reference to the “Rapture”. Part 3 will go specifically into Tribulation. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

(If you have not already done so, please review Part 1 first)

1 Samuel 2:8-10 KJV
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

2 Chronicles 7:20 KJV
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.

Psalm 1:4-6 KJV
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 9:5 KJV
Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

Psalm 9:17 KJV
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 11:5-6 KJV
The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 37:17-20, 38 KJV
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 52:2-5 KJV
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Psalm 129:4 KJV
The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Psalm 139:18-19 KJV
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

Proverbs 3:25-26 KJV
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Proverbs 10:3, 25, 27-30 KJV
The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

Proverbs 11:31 KJV
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

Proverbs 12:3, 28 KJV
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Proverbs 13:9, 15, 20 KJV
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 14:11 KJV
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Proverbs 21:12, 15, 18, 28 KJV
The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

Proverbs 24:19-20 KJV
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Ezekiel 7:11 KJV
Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.

Malachi 4:3 KJV
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

Matthew 13:41-42, 49-50 KJV
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

So, as you can see, it is not the Righteous that are going anywhere. I understand it is a hard concept to swallow. Truth wasn’t meant to be easy. Part 3 will go into the reason why it is the wicked, not the righteous, that are to be removed.

Truth About The Truth

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Time To Stand

I have been preaching for over 3yrs. Almost 2yrs with Spiritual Messiah Ministries. As my studies have led me into ministerialhood, I have been trying to warn everyone of the coming times. I have been matching current events, history and Bible prophecy to show everyone where we are and where we are heading. I was doing so in the hopes to avoid disaster.

I now realize disaster must happen. It was written. All of Gods Word must be fulfilled. With that in mind, it brings me to my point.

This past week many have been talking about the outcome of the national and local elections. Many from both the liberal as well as the conservative sides have voiced their opinions.

It didn’t take too long for the liberals and the liberal elite to hunker down and intensify the attacks on traditional America and the Constitution. Many Conservatives even threw in the towel. Signs of quitting all over Facebook and Twitter.
Though many conservatives, myself included, came out immediately following the election trying to keep everyones spirits high. All week long local known and nationally known conservatives have been issuing messages of reassurance. Conservatives have called for a re-grouping, re-planning, and get back out in the battlefield.

Matt Staver even stated where we are heading, and have been for the past four years. He stated that it’s only going to get worse and accelerated these next four years.

Attacks on white people is has been going under-reported, as well as the attacks on Christians. (Email me for links if you’re unaware of the incidents)

With all that is going on I fight depression often. This is not the America my great-grandparents came to. This isn’t even the America I was born into. Now, I realize America is holding on. But these next four years will either be the death of America or a powerful rebirth. The choice is ours. If it is to be a rebirth of a freedom-loving, God-fearing people we must NOT give up in our fight to preserve our freedoms. As Christians we must not give up preaching the Gospel.

We will be persecuted. We will be thrown in jail. The day is coming soon when Christian Americans will be killed for their faith. It is the torches of these martyrs and future martyrs we are to catch and keep it lit. Keep the message spreading until the day comes we must allow another to catch it from our hands. But we must fear not. Lets see what Jesus has to say:

Matthew 5:11-12 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. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

John 16:33 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

So you see, as faithful Christians life will not be easy for us. We are facing an uphill battle. But we must march on. We must not let rhetoric from the liberals or in-name-only Christians get us down or force us to give in to their diatribe.

It needs to be understood that all that is happening must happen. But at the same time we all must understand we have a part to play. It is the job of Christian leaders to lead people to Christ, protect their communities, etc; of Christian lawyers to defend Christian values and morals in the courts; of Christian artists to defend Christianity in literature, movies/television, music, etc.; and so on. Regardless of who you are, you have an important role to play in the defense and furtherance of Christendom. What role has God given you?

These next four years are going to be trying. There will be many a time when we will want to give up and give in. In these times we must remember God is with us. We must remain faithful, no matter how bad the times get.

Joshua 1:9 KJV
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.

It will be due to our refusal to give up that America and the world will come to Christ. As martyrs are made, martyrs must rise. We must not give up our faith. To give up our faith and give in to society is to give up your seat alongside Christ. Is it really worth it to give up your eternal life to save your flesh?

Christendom: Time To Unite

When someone states they are a Christian I believe they are a member of Christendom. As Christians we must look after each other, defend each other, and defend our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. But unfortunately there are many faiths out there that call themselves Christian religions. And the followers of these religions call themselves Christians.

These religions are false religions as Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with Jesus Christ. These alleged Christians follow false theology that was invented by perverting Scripture to say and mean something that God did not say. They have even gone to the extent of printing numerous “Bibles” with altered text, omitted verses, and added in verses. These changes in effect change the entire meaning of Gods Word, and some even take the deity out of Christ.

This is disturbing on more than one level. A message other than Gods is being taught and a Jesus other than that of the Bible has been created. These false preachers and doctrines have successfully infiltrated the Christian church and have led millions astray.

It has gotten to the point that an American “Christian” commented to a Russian that “maybe Russia deserves to be taken over by the Muslims….so you can learn you’re lesson…” pertaining to an event that took place over 60-70 years ago under a socialist type government. In so doing individuals such as this gives the impression not only that Americans are completely blind arrogant idiots, but also that American Christians won’t stand by our Christian brethren in other nations. The Russian took it exactly as that and the conversation quickly escalated into an argument

First it must be understood that in socialist governments the government is the religion, the dictator its god. Even if Christian churches are allowed; they are closely watched, must preach what the government authorizes, and is more or less used by the government to control the people. You will not find True Christianity within government sanctioned churches. Secondly the world must realize not all American Christians follow watered-down heresy-filled Christian churches. There are many Christians in America that are fully awake, aware, and true to Christ. We will and do stand by and support all of our Christian brethren around the world.

To Christians abroad:
Please don’t assume Christians of America are all heretics and sheeple. The heretics may outnumber us and have a louder voice than us, but there are True Christians here in America. On behalf of all the True Christians in America I would like to inform you that we are awake and aware. Our problems here may not yet be as severe as in your nations, but we are aware of whats going on and support you in taking back your nations from the enemy. Those of you sending warnings to America, those warnings are being heard loud and clear. And we thankyou for sending them. Unfortunately trying to spread the warning and getting others to realize the seriousness of the threat is harder than it may seem. We are doing what we can to save America and extend our support to you. I do apologize if our support is be drowned out and silenced by the arrogant heretics who allege themselves to be members of our Christian family. The muffled voice in the background is us trying to show you our thanks for the warnings and show of support.

To Christians in America:
As persecution continues to grow within our nation, we must keep vigilant and do all we can to thwart it. We must heed the warnings coming from across the pond and to the north of us. Everything they are telling us is happening there will come here if we don’t stop it now in its tracks. Many heretics alleging themselves to be Christian are allying themselves with the enemy against our Christian brethren. We must find these heretics and show them the err of their ways and bring them back to Christ. If they refuse, it must be made clear their form of Christianity is not Truth, is not the Word of God; both to them and the world. We must stand up in defense of our Christian brethren in America and abroad. We must rise up and defend the Word of God to all those coming against us, both within and outside of Christianity. Our brethren abroad must see that they do have support here in America. We must support them just as they are to support us. Us Christians are a family. No matter where we are in the world we are all of the same nation, that nation being Christendom.

It is vital that all of Christendom stands up and unites as one. Our enemy is powerful. Our enemy has breached our walls and infiltrated the very fabric of Christendom. If Christendom falls so does freedom, for freedom is found in the Cross. We must not let the enemy make us or our brethren feel as though we are isolated with no support. As powerful as the enemy is, we can defeat them. We have God on our side. But we must unite. No matter what nation you are from or how little influence you have; it is your responsibility as a citizen of Christendom to support all your brethren, local and abroad.

Lets not let the heretics completely take over Christendom. Lets not let the heretics cause our demise and push us into the history books. It is time for all of Christendom across the globe to unite.

God Bless.

STOP the anti-Christian bigotry

I have sent a letter to Fox, and urge you all to do the same. This is what was sent:

September 4, 2012
Dear Fox Television,
Attention: Bill O’Reilly –

Stop Inviting Wayne Besen and Stop Helping Anti-Christian SPLC.

In light of last week’s attempted murder of employees at the Family Research Council (FRC), I, along with other private individuals and individuals of several pro-family organizations, hereby ask Fox News and Bill O’Reilly to discontinue guest appearances by homosexual agitator Wayne Besen on the O’Reilly Factor television show.

Besen has a long history of slandering conservative groups and the ex-gay community in language that foments hatred and undermines civil discourse.

Last week your News Channel reported that Tony Perkins, FRC’s president, blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its rhetoric of hateful lies against FRC for helping to create a climate that led to shooter Floyd Corkins’ actions, (attempting to kill conservative Christians at FRC for opposing ‘gay’ marriage).

The SPLC and Wayne Besen are united in demonizing conservative organizations and individuals. However, despite repeated complaints about Besen’s appearances, your Network Producers continue to feature Besen, a radical homosexual activist aligned with the SPLC, as a guest commentator on the O’Reilly Factor.

Again, I ask that FOX News would STOP inviting Wayne Besen on the Network and Stop Helping Anti-Christian SPLC.
Sincerely,
Rev. Red Conrad
PO Box 343
Crescent City, FL 32112

You can send a letter of your own by Clicking Here

We Have The Power

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

If the video won’t play Click Here

Christians United For Christ

Christians United For Christ is a NEW organization, non-profit, that I am the co-founder of. We officially launched July 4, 2012. Our first mission for 2012 is ‘Put Christ BackIn CHRISTmas’. The attack on Christmas, and in turn Christianity has already began by the atheist group “Freedom From Religious Freedom”.

As we grow our organization we hope to be able to tackle a number of causes at any given time. We are looking for State, County, and City Chapter leaders. If you are interested please contact us via email at christiansunitedforchrist@yahoo.com or myself personally at reverenddrred@gmail.com

Official Twitter Account:
@CUForChrist

Official Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/ChristiansUnitedForChrist

Dont Be Scared, We Are In End Times

Frustration (Are You Awake YET?)

Many like myself preaching Truth and giving warnings of whats coming are getting frustrated. What is it going to take to wake you up?

Radio Show

I setup a radio station on spreaker.com. Im still figuring on a time for my show. I only have 30min. available for each show. Email me show ideas and whether or not you wish to be a guest at reverenddrred@gmail.com

http://www.spreaker.com/user/revdrred

As You Are

People seem to forget what Jesus said, How Jesus was, or realize whats happening in todays society.

Persecution

Christian persecution is on the rise. Never before in my life have I seen so much of a blind culture. Not only do whites want to turn a blind-eye to the genocide of the white race, Christians in America are turning a blind eye to our persecution. Ive been making a career out of talking about our persecution, but it needs to be said and someone needs to talk about it. So many are fearful.

As I predicted in the past, Christianity is going to become illegal. We are watching it happen here in America. From what I can remember: there were backyard churches in NY and New Hampshire shutdown, there was a couple in California who were fined for holding a weekly Bible Study with 5 friends, a church was shutdown in Florida for being politically-incorrect, a man in New Hampshire was fined and dragged through court over a Cross on his property, laws are being made to stop highway memorial crosses, employers are asking employees to not show their crosses at work, the Ten Commandments have been removed from most court houses and federal buildings. Then we have all the talk that Facebook is blocking and deleting Christian groups, pages, and individuals while muslims run wild.

Now, many people on my ‘friends list’ reported being on lockdown. Ive watched countless groups be deleted. Ive watched countless people make new profiles. I was waiting for the day it would finally happen to me. The time has come. I was just blocked for 72hrs for posting a picture of a Celtic Cross. Facebooks explanation was that “some may find this image offensive”. The Celtic Cross has been a symbol of Christianity for more than 2,000yrs, the orb representing Jesus Christ. And it could be offensive according to Facebook.

There are Muslims on Facebook posting pictures of slaughtered Christians, openly calling for the extinction of Christians, posting pictures of burning Bibles and Crosses, and pictures of burning American flags and flags of other western nations. Facebook allows this but wont allow a depiction of a Cross?

Facebook, like so many other companies and organizations, are increasingly showing support for and bowing down to Muslims. Anyone who tries preaching the Truth is either called crazy, racist, amongst other things; ran-off, or killed. While all this is going on people gladly ignore it. Some out of ignorance and some out of fear.

Im tired this genocide. Im tired of watching people be afraid. Im not scared. I have already been called every name in the book and recieved countless death threats. I will not backdown. I will die standing by Jesus and defending your freedom. I will not sit back and watch. You want to know the truth? The Truth is going to get me killed, but atleast I would have died a righteous death. Truth is America is no longer land of the free, home of the brave. America is now land of the enslaved, home of the coward.

You may think this is all a conspiracy theory. I say to you look it up. Lookup any event i mentioned. Its all true. It is not a conspiracy when they really are trying to kill you.

Unless something is done now, America is lost forever. We all need to wake-up and and stand together. If we don’t the persecution will continue and get worse. Your children and generations to come will live as second-class citizens, if they’re allowed to live at all.

Right now the persecution is happening in baby steps. Its going in baby steps to keep from a nation-wide uprising. And its working beautifully. Everyone is saying “Its not my church, so who cares”, “its only a website, so what”, “well, its not my town”. We are all one people, one blood. We make up the Church. What affects one Christian affects all of us. Then theres also the slight fact that what Christians cant do, Muslims can. How bad do things need to get before you see whats happening? How bad do things have to get before you speak-up?

Now I leave you with a choice. Stand with me or against me. If you wish to stand against me, one day you’ll wish you hadn’t. If you choose to stand with me, all i ask is that you pass this article and attached video on to all your family and friends and ask that they do the same. The future rests in your hands. Choose wisely.

God Bless.

-Rev. Dr. Red

Truth Storm

Truth Storm is a new organization, beginning online. I am currently recruiting staff (moderators and admins) to help me keep the forum under control, post information, and grow membership. Considering the task is no easy one, only the serious minded need apply. The forums were just launched, so are still quite empty. In the beginning the position is more like a spare time kind of thing. But once membership reaches a certain number, you will have the ability to take it on as a paid, full-time position.
Here are the forums:
Let me know which version has a better look
Truth Storm (version that was embedded into SpiritualMessiahMinistries.com, but may not end up being the main forum.)
http://truth-storm.20753.n6.nabble.com

Truth Storm 2 (this version is not embeddable, but may windup becoming the main forum)
http://truthstorm.proboards.com

If you are interested in a position with Truth Storm, send me an email at reverenddrred@gmail.com

Thankyou and God Bless.

The Great Misunderstanding

Im getting tired of being misunderstood due to ignorance and being threatened for preaching Truth.

The 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

A Simple Statement

This country known as the United States of America aka the United Socialist States of America is in distress. 97% of churches are incorporated which means 97% of American Pastors are too scared to preach politics or even verses right out of the Bible lest the govt shut them down. That is a fact. Look into the 501(c)3 by-laws for churches. Which is one reason why Spiritual Messiah Ministries is a “Free Church”, not incorporated. Many don’t realize that you do NOT have to be inc. to be tax-exempt.
In these times, our religious freedoms and Constitutional freedoms and rights are under attack like never before. Through sneaky power-grabs the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10 of the United States Constitution) are just about null and void. Do you understand what that means? If you care about America remaining free, returning to her former glory, and a promising future for generations to come; Spiritual Messiah Ministries and the Spiritual Truth Coalition need your help. Email us at spiritualmessiahministries@gmail.com for more information.

The elite know what to expect and are doing what we should be. Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best. Heroes will truly be born. Legends will be made. Will the American people spot them and stand by them in time? God only knows

Sheeple

Sheeple
By Rev. Dr. Red Conrad, D.D.

The Sheeple are the most mis-informed, un-educated people and the most arrogantly ignorant people you can find. No matter how much information you give them, they refuse to see the truth. They even go to the extent of refusing to look up what it is you speak of, and instead choose to argue with you out of ignorance. Have the people really grown more stupid over the years?
Going back thousands of years, man had an enormous understanding. Man as a whole, understood nature, morals, spirituality, etc. They inquired about everything. They studied and researched anything that was told to them or that they did not understand. If one who was more wise then they, they turned to the wise for information and understanding. Man made it a point to try to understand the world and its making. They had a higher understanding of spirituality, so much so that everything they did related back to their spiritual beliefs. They accomplished great feats simply through faith.
Going back hundreds of years, man was still rather intelligent. Though some will say you can begin to see a decline in the makeup of society. Many have different views on different time periods. Many will argue the mainstream beliefs, many will argue the truth that scientists and archeologists are warned not to mention. Many scientists and archeologists have actually been killed for the facts they have turned up and went forward bringing this information into public light. The elite wish to control everything, including history. By controlling every aspect of one’s perception of reality, you can successfully control the individual. Apply that concept to entire societies; you can successfully control a society.
All one need to do is take a really close look at history to see what the facts are and what is being controlled. To understand we are living in a matrix-like reality. To realize we are being forced to conform to the elite’s perception of reality. We are nothing to them but slaves. They control every thought that enters our minds, every action we take, what we eat, how we make a living, how long we live. They are trying to make themselves gods. Ancient civilizations have tried warning us of this. But more importantly ancient religions and prophets have tried warning us of this. Jesus Christ tried warning us of what was coming in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. The Father told us what is coming Himself and through the prophets of the Old Testament. Many other ancient religions similar to Judaism and Christianity also tried warning us.
Somewhere along the lines people not only moved spirituality from their heart to their sleeves, but also removed God from their lives. People have become dumbed down by the government’s use of chemicals in our water, food, and air supply. Those who have found different natural and organic foods that can counteract the dumbing affect as well as many diseases have been murdered. The governments are now pushing for a world of only GMO foods, chemicalled water and air.
Many of us preaching the Truth have been jailed or killed. Now I raise the question, if we are nothing more than mere conspiracy theorists then why is the governments of the world trying so hard to outlaw religion, kill off Jews and Christians, and jail anyone that is preaching anything against the mainstream? The answer is simple. It is because they know we are of the Light and they are of the Darkness. They know that if we can shed enough light into the darkness they overshadow the world with, people will begin waking up and they will lose their control and power over the planet. Us conspiracy theorists in all reality are teaching and preaching conspiracy fact. It isn’t a conspiracy if they really are out to kill you.
Yes, I am talking about the Holy War. A war that many feel is strictly spiritual. The fact of the matter is is that it is as much physical as it is spiritual. Right now we are dealing with the very essence of Satan. Those of us preaching truth are of the very essence of God. We walk with the Holy Spirit talking and acting through us. Some of us are theologians, some of us are ministers, some of us are radio hosts, some of us are doctors, etc.
It is in my opinion that yes the people have devolved over the past few thousand years. We are under the control of Satan. The masses, that is, is under Satan’s control. There are a few of us, which since the beginning of time have been fighting the war. God’s Chosen to lead the fight here in the physical. If this wasn’t true, the world governments wouldn’t be having the problem they are currently having with so-called conspiracy theorists. They would openly welcome challenging ideas and beliefs. Fact of the matter is, they do not. They feel challenged. At this time in history, they feel especially in danger. They know that there time is almost up. The Anti-Christ is about to reveal himself. Once that happens, things will get really ugly on this planet. But at that moment the spawns of Satan and Satan himself know that there time is almost up. Satan will continue to do whatever he can to turn the tables and become God Himself.
It is my sincere hopes, that before it is too late, people will wake up to the truth of what is going on. Allowing yourself to stay asleep, or to give up and go back to sleep is not saving yourself. It is only securing your fate to an eternity in Hell. If you are awake, it is your job to figure out what it is you do best, and use it to wake up others. If you are still asleep, I urge you to take the “Red Pill” and wake up. Myself, Spiritual Messiah Ministries, and many others are out there to help you every bit of the way. It is beyond time the people globally realize what is being done to us and un-plug ourselves from this matrix-like reality. It is beyond time to prove to Satan and his spawns that make up the global elite, that they no longer have control over our lives nor will they be able to regain control over our lives anytime in the future. We out number them and their minions 10 to 1. It is not that hard to take control of our lives again. Accepting Truth, accepting Jesus Christ is the first step. The next is finding a mentor to help you through the inevitable emotional rollercoaster ride you will go through, as everyone before you has, as you realize just how much of your life has been lies.
We can and we MUST take control of our lives and defeat the elite.

Defend Jesus Christ

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