Christianity keeps up the tradition
So, as I was saying 2 documents ago - there Israel was, in total and utter bondage, firmly nobbled and securely clamped in the jaws of the Mosaic law set up under the name of Jehovah. They are offering sacrifices for all kinds of things to appease their God, doves being slaughtered by the million every month for women to atone for their ovulating, etc, etc etc, and there were an awful lot of "etc's"
Then along comes Jesus and turns it all in its head, upside down and inside out. He kicks the sellers of all of those doves and the moneychangers (who were working on a percentage of course) out of the temple and calls them all a bunch of thieves and has a right good old go at them.
The message gets around that he died and was raised from the dead again and the Christian good news starts to get around that sin - all sin has been paid for. Redemption has happened according to the old Jewish laws of redemption. The Saviour has done the work of saving.
Wow, way to go Jesus. I like you! You're an alright, my kind of guy. Anything that sets people free from bondage, slavery and mind control is fine by me.
But, as I have said - hey, this can't last can it? Of course it can't, what are you, stupid? He has just put all of the power hungry, mind controlling priests out of business. He has closed down the very lucrative operation that they have been living off for the previous 1500 years. He has just slammed the door in the face of the priest-class. What are they going to live on now?
They have lost their position of authority, they have lost their position of power, they have lost control. Now, you just know that it can't last.
Christianity stumbles into existence, and it was a stumble by all accounts. It was touch and go for quite some time whether Gnosticism and its teachings actually beat the Christianity that we can see before us today for pole position. But the basic Christianity that we have today managed to hang on and win with the help of Rome and Constantine.
The Roman Church is established. They wipe out the rest of the Gnostics and probably any Essenes that were still kicking around and established themselves as the One True Church – headquartered in Rome, and start running the show.
But what can they do? The message has already gone abroad that sin has been paid for. The message has gone out that sin is no longer accounted to man nor reckoned to him because it was accounted to and reckoned to Jesus who paid the ultimate sacrifice. It is a finished thing surely? They are out of business! I mean, if sin has been paid for and the penalty of it finished with, if it has been made evident that the common man no longer needs a big temple to pray in because he can pray at home or out in the desert for that matter. If there is no need for any more sacrifices to be offered up and the “priesthood of all believers” message has been well propagated, what else is there? Surely they are out of business?
Nah, get real, they will think a way around it. So what do they do?
What they did and still do was and is very clever. – And this is still in operation today!
They agree that Jesus did in fact pay for their sins and all of that, but they claim that is has now got to be applied.
What? Run that by me again.
Okay, here it is. They agree that Jesus did make the ultimate sacrifice, He did pay for sin, He was raised again from the dead to prove that the sacrifice had been accepted. He did everything that was actually needed and left nothing undone, but it is still not enough because now it has got to be applied. And it has got to be applied in many ways.
1. It has got to be believed by the individual or it won't work for them.
2. Those who do believe it will be changed people and these changes will be recognisable and noticeable. (by their fruits you will know them).
I mean, you cannot claim that a change has been made unless you start to prove the changes, and attending church and joining in with the congregation of other believers is one of the ways that you can prove it, cos let's face it if you have been changed the only company you will really want to keep is with other people who have been changed isn't it?
3. Jesus Himself did, at the last supper tell them to "do this in remembrance of me" whilst he was handing out the bread and wine.
Oh, now you will really like this one! Remember all of our Jehovah priests who were in a business for life because they were the only ones who could offer up the sacrifices? Well now we have another ordinance (a law) which will fill the category very nicely thank you very much. Now we have the ordinance of bread and wine, the holy communion, which all true believers have to partake of and with some regularity, and guess who the only people are who are good enough or ordained by God to carry it out?
Why, the priests of course, who else?
4. The New testament say – “confess your sins” – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9. So here is a nice niche for the priests to fill because they can be the ones to whom you confess your sin.
5. The message of the gospel is so important hat it has to be spread around the world, therefore if you are a true Christian you will support the Church in doing and organising this. We’ll do the work of it – you just need to support us financially so that we can do it.
So they are back in a business again for life in a nice position of authority and control dolling out the bread and wine and in the years to come the church is into a million dollar a year industry making the special bread and the special wine by the million gallons for the believers to partake of. Not to mention the million dollar industry printing off the official prayer books, the official hymn books, the official clothing for the priests to wear, indeed the official stamp on anything that the church can think of to make a few quid.
Do you get the picture? And if not, just to give you some slight inkling of exactly what I am talking about in 1983 Avro Manhatten stated that the Catholic church's wealth just in the United States alone had been conservatively estimated at over $100 billion. And hey, remember that the figure just quoted there only covers the wealth of the Catholic church and that only in the United States!
This is big, big business, people. These monkeys don't mess about! They know how to make a buck. Of course they do, hey, they have got Moses to teach them how to do that!
But in all honesty, I am not too interested in that side of it. The wealth issues have been and still are being well covered by others who have far better access to the information than I do. The issue that I am covering here is the issue of mind control.
If you are a Christian who is not a happy Christian because of guilt, fear, despair then you have been robbed. Christianity has robbed you. They have robbed you of your ability to discriminate justly and wisely. They have robbed you of your mind's freedom and liberty.
They have robbed you financially by conning you into believing that what they have to offer is from and of God, and that you need to support them so that you in turn may receive any blessing from God.
But more importantly they have robbed you of your peace of mind and freedom from guilt. And before you tell me that you have never known such peace of mind now that you know how that Jesus died for your sins and that you have been reconciled back to God, let me remind you that the whole “sin” issue and its need of payment came about by the man Moses who also stated that a woman’s ovulation was a sin and needed a sacrifice on the apparent instructions from that old Canaanite bull god YHWH.
We still haven’t actually sorted out why we are sinful before God or how we are sinful before God apart from the teachings of Moses, who was as I have said before, either making it all up as he went along because he was in the business of manipulation, or because he was doing so on the direct instructions of the god YHWH who was the son of El, brother to Baal in the Canaanite pantheon.
Either way – there is a problem.
The only reason that you felt guilt for sin in the first place is because Christianity fed you the line in the first place. It was they and their Bible that convinced you that your were sinful before God and that your sins required payment.
And if anger and frustration at me for telling you so is now welling up inside you, then they have turned you into a hater and despiser of justice and truth, because you are being inflamed to anger and hatred of me for telling you the truth.
And if your brain is performing somersaults to find excuse for them instead of coming to terms with the plain simple fact that you have been brainwashed by their malicious, power hungry greed and self preservation to remain in a position of authority no matter what the cost, then they have turned you into a weapon against yourself.
You think that you are free thinking? You think that you are freely choosing to be Christian? You have no choice. You lost all ability to choose and freely think the day that you accepted that you were or are sinful in the sight of God. From that moment on you became the slaves of the mind controlling priests and the church that rules over you.
Who told you that you were sinful before God?
The Bible? It certainly did! And that was produced by them, for goodness sake. And many of the books in it were produced by other mind control freaks who sought to control men before Christianity was even heard of. You have inherited a load of guilt, mind-control and sacrifice mentality from Judaism which in turn got it from Canaan, which in turn got it from God knows where.
Who told you that you were sinful? Who told you that your sins needed paying for? Who told you that in order to stand before God He required a human sacrifice? Was it God? Did God wake you up one night and tell you that you were sinful? Or did man and the teaching of man tell you so? Was it God who whispered into your ear that a human sacrifice had to be killed in order to satisfy His demands? Or did man and the teachings of man tell you so? Was it God who told you that without the shedding of blood there was no remission for sin? Or was it man and the teachings of man that told you so?
So if you believe in God, get up now off your knees and stand before Him. Present yourself before the all seeing, all listening, ever attentive Spirit that is God, who is in everything and over everything, above everything and beneath everything is freely available for you to commune with. So commune with Him. Look Him as it were straight in the eye, face to face, and tell Him how He demanded the shedding of blood and a human sacrifice to pay for sin, and make you acceptable in His sight and see if the words do not stick in your throat.
Think about it. Think about it rationally.
Come on, we are in the space age, we have put men on the moon, we don't look into the woods anymore and dare not walk through them in case a tree goblin jumps out at us. We know that the world is not flat, we know how to rub two stick together to make fire, we know how to calculate the speed of light, we have put telescopes into space and are currently viewing the unimaginable vastness of the cosmos.
What on earth makes you think that God, the One True God, the all-seeing power of all things requires or ever did require a blood sacrifice?
Do you really and truly think that God is the slightest bit interested in being appeased by the shedding of blood? Do you think that He ever was? Do you really think that those 12 million plus doves that were sacrificed each year to pay for the “so called” sin of a woman’s ovulation was because he either desired it , wanted it, or needed it?
I can quote the Bible as well as the next man. I know what it says. I know its arguments backwards. But I don’t really give a monkey’s chuff what it says. It is not the word of God it is the word of man. The word of God is that still small voice within that speaks to you from within. So stand before it. I challenge you to do so. Stand before Him and tell him how he needed the spilling and shedding of a human blood sacrifice to appease Him. All you women who have ovulated – tell Him how all of you women were created sinful by Him and how He then required a sacrifice of two doves each month for 1500 years to pay for your sin of ovulation.
I say it was a con! It was a mind game perpetrated by men who wanted to control other men.
Don't argue with me about it - argue with God. Get to it, and ask Him.
Say - Hey, God. Did you ever require all of those doves, pigeons, bullocks, lambs, calves and baby goats to be slaughtered as sin offerings? Hey, God did you ever require the death of a human being and their blood to be shed to appease you? Let's see how He answers you.
So now let us move on and take a look at one of Christianity’s main core teachings because it is used over and over again by virtually all churches as a way to bring despair on the guilt-ridden and keep them under their thumb.
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