I Thessalonians 5:20, 21

Do not despise expounding of scripture, but scrutinize all things. Hold fast that which is right.

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

- I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.


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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The King of the Judeans - Guilty of Hate Crimes?

Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" [More accurately, King of the Judeans, w/o regard to race or religion] "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. (Matthew 27:11, Luke 23:3, Mark 15:2 All NIV)

The chief priests of the Pharisees protested to Pilate, "Do not write 'The King of the Judeans,' but that this man claimed to be king of the Judeans." Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written." (John 19:21, 22 ) All four gospels, with Pilate conferring, state Jesus Christ was, in fact, King of the Judeans. [Jews, as they like to refer to themselves today].

During his public ministry, what did the King of the Judeans have to say about the Phariseeic leaders in Jerusalem?

"You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8)

Matthew records the scathing rebuke the King of the Judeans gave the Pharisees.

But do not do what they [the leaders] do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!
You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to."

"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are..

"Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath." (v.16)

You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? (v.18)

You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? (v.19)

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. (v.25-28)

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. (v.29)

You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? (v.33)

The King of the Judeans judges the Pharisees of his day four times as hypocrites, twice as blind guides, as blind men and blind fools, sons of hell, snakes and a brood of vipers, full of hypocrisy and wickedness and full of everything unclean. And that they were 'of' or 'from' their father, the devil.

Anti-Semitism is commonly defined exclusively as hostility or prejudice against Jews or Judaism, [although people of Arab descent are also Semites]. The King of the Judeans was certainly hostile against the Pharisees of his day, as the historical accounts in all four gospels clearly document.

The Encyclopædia Britannica defines a "hate crime" as "harassment, intimidation, or physical violence that is motivated by a bias against characteristics of the victim considered integral to his social identity, such as his race, ethnicity, or religion."

The King of the Judeans certainly intimidated the Pharisees of his day, as they sought to kill him for his words - "out of envy." (Matthew 27:18)

Today, the King of the Judeans would be considered anti-Semitic and guilty of multiple hate crimes in several countries, among those countries are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, France, and Britain. The existing hate crime laws in these countries would get the King of the Judeans arrested and prosecuted and undoubtedly result in the King of the Judeans being incarcerated.

Momentum for the passage of hate crimes laws in the United States is growing. In California, according to Senate Bill 1234, passed in September 2004, any speech or public expression that makes others feel 'unwelcome' or 'intimidated' is considered 'hate speech' and a crime. Anyone found guilty of such speech could face six-months prison time and a $25,000 fine. Several states, such as Pennsylvania, which arrested 11 Christians in October 2004 for preaching from the Bible against homosexuality, already have hate crime laws on the books.

Doesn't matter if the speech uttered is truthful. The truth of what is spoken can not be used as a defense. All that matters is if the alleged victim's 'feelings' are hurt.

It appears to this writer that if the King of the Judeans were here on the scene today, that unless He kept his criticism of Zionism and the Zionist's leaders to Himself, he would be liable for hate crime prosecution, fines and imprisonment in several countries of the world and several states within the United States.

The state of affairs has reached ludicrous lows when the King of the Judeans and the Leader of Christianity would be considered a criminal and an antiSemite for His opinion and for publically criticizing the Pharisees when He Himself is, in fact, their King, and in spite of the fact that everything He says is Truth.

Based upon the above, this follower is led to the conclusion that criticising Zionist Jewish leaders for their evil deeds is a good thing.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

The First Experiment

The first recorded scientific experiment is found in Genesis 3. Two hypothesis are presented, one of God’s, and the other, of the most subtle beast of the field that the Lord God had made, the serpent’s.

A scientific experiment can be defined as -
“a set of actions and observations performed in the context of solving a particular problem or question, to support or falsify a hypothesis… concerning phenomena. [The] experiment is a cornerstone in the empirical approach to acquiring deeper knowledge about the physical world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_experiment

A hypothesis is a “suggested explanation of a phenomenon.” The two hypothesis to be tested facing Adam and Eve were:The Lord God’s:“… you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:17 NIV and the Serpent’s:"You will not surely die…..for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Genesis 3:4,5

Adam and Eve, at this point, had only empirical knowledge of good. They possessed no ‘scientific’ or experimental knowledge of evil. They had to simply take God at His word to be spared any experimental knowledge of evil. They had to believe God’s explanation regarding the, as of yet, unobserved consequences of the phenomenon – the ‘seeable event’ of evil - that is, that they would “die [spiritually immediately and eventually physically] if they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”

The subtle serpent planted the seed of doubt into Eve regarding God’s explanation as to what would happen if she was to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The serpent called God a liar, and the serpent lied in saying that not only would they ‘not surely die,” but that "in the day they ate of the tree, their eyes would be opened and they would become as God, knowing good and evil."

Adam, and particularly Eve, did not believe God's explanation, but instead believed the serpent's. To find out for herself whose explanation was valid - God’s or the serpent’s - Eve decided to conduct an experiment, the first human experiment, with Adam assisting

Eve “took of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and ate and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Genesis 3:6

The results of their experiment were immediate:

“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden." Genesis 3:7,8 NIV

The five immediate results of their experiment were:

1. Their eyes were opened for the first time to see evil
2. They came to the knowledge - 'they realized' - they were without clothes.
3. They worked, for the first time, making clothes - fig leaves.
4. They went into hiding.
5. They were afraid. (Genesis 3:10)

Adam and Eve proved, for themselves, and for all those that came after them, that God’s hypothesis was correct and that the serpent’s explanation was not only incorrect, but a lie meant to purposely deceive and cause man to doubt God’s goodness towards man.

Mankind has been living with the results of this first experiment ever since it was conducted. We now have scientific knowledge of evil. “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned…” Romans 5:12 Man is born spiritually dead to God and eventually experiences physical death.

All as the practical result of the First Experiment.


Friday, November 10, 2006

No Impeachment - No Matter What?

Future Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi decrees "Impeachment is off the table.....it's a pledge ....a waste of time." Likely next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. John Conyers declares "Impeachment is off the table." [Even though Conyers last December laid out the grounds for impeachment in a 350 page long report called "The Constitution in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution and Cover-ups in the Iraq War" and later updated to add "illegal domestic surveillance."] http://www.infowars.net/

No impeachment? Even if 'we the people' demand it?

Even if Bush/Cheney were behind 9/11 and killed nearly 3000 innocent Americans?

Even if Bush has torn up the Bill of Rights?

Even if Bush/Cheney have been conducting "illegal domestic surveillance?"

Even if Bush has done away with the 800 year old right of the writ of habeas corpus?

Even if Bush/Cheney have overruled the Posse Comitatus Act and can now use the US military for law enforcement purposes against Americans?

Even if Public Law 109-364, or the "John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" (H.R.5122) overrules the State's rights to control their own State militias?

Even if Bush/Cheney have encouraged and condoned torture?

Even if Bush/Cheney's department of Homeland Security has contracted with Halliburton for $385 million to build "temporary detention and processing capabilities" to support the "rapid development of new programs?"

Even if Bush/Cheney have been involved in "Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution and Cover-ups in the Iraq War?"

Even if Bush/Cheney et al, are setting up a Authoritarian Facist Police State?

No impeachment, no matter what?