The Destruction of Heaven
THE BIBLE SUPPORTS SCIENCE, OVER FAITH:
The Second and Better Appearance/ “Parousia,”
The Second Coming, of Christ,
In Science-Based Religious Study
References in the Bible, to
Sins in “All” Holy Men, Angels, Inspired Doctrines; and the
2) Need for a Critical Science of God, Therefore
In our bibliography here, we will list hundreds of passages that show that the Bible itself told us that our religion, Christianity, is not supposed to be based on “faith”; it is supposed to be based on Science.
One heaven-shattering “day” or another, you are supposed to acquire “judgement,” and see, “face” God, Good, truly at last. This is the well-known “Judgement Day”; part of the End Times, the “Day of the Lord,” and the Second Coming. But not so well known, are two or three neglected elements in the End Time, and perhaps Judgement Day itself: in that shattering day, 1) we are supposed to be informed by God, of longstanding sins – sins even in our religion. God is supposed to show us sins and errors, even especially in our holiest men and doctrines. God is to “refine” even priests, the “household of God,” helping them to see errors, dross, even their perception of “God” and “Christ.” This is extremely painful and disillusioning and far reaching for the faithful. Indeed finally, in that shattering moment, 2) our heaven itself is supposed to contain many false things; and heaven is supposed to collapse (Rev. 21.1; Isa. 34.4; 2 Peter 3). In 3) order for God to show us something better; a “second” and “full”er “appearance” to Christ.
And? 4) When we re-read our Bibles here, we indeed begin to see the first real outline to the foretold day of judgement, and the second appearance to Christ. As we see Christ no longer emphasizing “faith” in our holy men and churches, and their view of God. But 5) Christ outlining and supporting, a Science of God. A science that at last, allows us to realize the promises of ancient religion: a kingdom of good, God, not just in our imagination or spirit, but here, on this material earth.
NOTE: In our books here, quotation marks around words, usually signify that these words are in the Bible itself; the reader who wants to do further research on these concepts, should look up these specific key words, in a Bible concordance or index.
The Bible Notes Sins in Every Aspect of Christianity,
From A to Z:
From “All” and “Anointing,” to “Worship” and “Zeal”
1) “All have sinned.” First, the Bible itself says, there are sins, errors, in effectively “all” religion. “All have sinned” (Rom. 3.23); “if we say we have no sins, we deceive ourselves” (1 John 1.8); “if we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar” (1 John 1.10). Indeed, as we will see here, even “all” our religions – including Christianity – are full of bad, “false” things; “false prophets” (Jer. 23.23 ff, etc).
There were sins and errors, even in the very angels and saints in our “present” Christian heaven itself are bad (Job 4.18; 13.4; 15.15; Rev. 12.7, etc.). “All” have sinned. So that one Apocalyptic “day,” even “all” in heaven are to fall:
“All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall fall, as leaves fall from the vine, like leaves falling from the fig tree. For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; behold, it descends for judgement…” (Isa. 34.4-5).
“The heavens … that now exist have been stored up for fire…” (said Peter, in 2 Peter 7.7).
Churches and preachers like to tell us, that whenever God notices sin or error in holy men, that means sins in everybody ELSE, except our own preacher or church, today. But the Bible says there are sins in “all.” And it becomes clear that means sins, even in the saints and angels in heaven. And, if there were sins in our holiest men in heaven, and their most “inspired” doctrines,” then of course, that means that our preachers today, who followed heaven, will have erred too. This is verified by a hundred independent references throughout the Bible, to sins in each and every aspect of religion, Christianity, the Churches.
2) After God warned of sins in generally “all” people, even all in heaven? Note specific warnings from God about every single major aspect of Christianity. Beginning with say, bad things in angels. Their name means messengers from heaven. But even our angels, our messengers from heaven, sinned: “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven” (Rev. 12.7-8 Revised Standard Version); “Even his angels he charges with error” (Job 4.18); “all the host of heaven will rot away” (Isa. 34.4). and “God did not spare the angels when they sinned” (2 Peter 2.4); “To what angel has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand’?” (Heb. 2.5). “It was not to angels that God subjected the world” (Heb. 2.5). Satan in fact was an angel; and to this day, “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corin. 11.14). The Bible therefore advocates “Neither death, nor life, nor angels” (Rom. 8.38). When someone bows down to an angel, this happens: “Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your comrades…. Worship God!” (Rev. 19.10 NRSV). This is indeed the great sin in churchgoers: they are following, worshipping the words of priests, who are angels, “messengers” from God … but they forget that most messengers, angels, are unreliable: worship God himself, as he exists apart from all merely human or even angelic messengers, and what they said of him.
And if these messengers allegedly from God, are the foundation of the Church? Note that even the angels of the Churches were often bad:
“To the angel of the church … I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God” (Rev. 3.2, also 2.4, 2.13-14-16, 2.18-20; 3.14-19).
3) “Anointing“? Will this absolutely save you? If you look up this word in a Bible index, or “concordance,” you will find that … even the “anointed” priest can “sin” (Lev. 4.3).
4) God often warned about false “apostles,” plural; more than a) Judas (John 21.20-24). Shockingly, shatteringly, God warned about bad things in the Twelve Apostles by name. For example: b) St. Peter, the first Pope, the “rock” of the Church, once told Jesus that Jesus was wrong in something, “rebuking” Jesus (Mat. 16.22). And c) then, therefore, Jesus revoked his endorsement of Peter; Jesus calling St. Peter “Satan,” in Mat. 16.23: “He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance [“stumbling block”] to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men.'”
In fact, d) the Apostle St. James admitted, of himself and other apostles no doubt: “we all make many mistakes” (James 2.2). Then e) St. Paul admitted he himself, at the time when he wrote his part of the Bible, was “not … perfect” (Php. 3.12). While, regarding “James the son of Zebedee, and f) John his brother” (Mat. 10.2), “the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him and asked … ‘Command that these who dons of mine may sit, one at your right hands and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ But Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking … to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant.'” (Mat. 20.20). Confirming Jesus – who called Peter “Satan,” and noted he would “deny” him many times – Paul too noted problems with St. Peter or “‘Cephas’ (which means Peter)” (John 1.42): “When Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch I opposed him to his face, because he … acted insincerely” (Gal. 2.11, 13).
At times, preachers will try to say that churches and others “test”ed apostles, and found out that SOME were false; so the churches left those, and books attributed to them, out of our Bibles: indeed, Revelations congratulated those who “tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and found them to be false” (Rev. 2.2). But here we show that probably ALL of even the original twelve disciples were bad; all the disciples for example, fled and abandoned Jesus, when the Romans came to arrest him (Mark 14.50).
5) Likewise, there are many kinds of “baptism” ... and even the best of them is not enough by itself; since you have to be born of “water” and the “spirit.” While spirits, themselves again, can be false. And it seems? That you can still sin, even after being baptized. So that its protection is not final, or absolute.
6) Likewise, say, the “blood” of Jesus can fail us; even after taking communion, and receiving the “blood” or wine of Christ, we can still sin and err. While for that matter, the Jewish God, the Old Testament, told us never to consume blood, or meat with blood in it. (Then too, regarding eating Jesus: the Bible abhorred not only consuming anything with blood in it, but also especially cannibalism; Lam. 4.8-10 etc.. Note related sins in perhaps Eucharistic “wine” and drunkenness).
7) Indeed therefore, there are many false boasts and claims in religion, in Christian churches, and their claims to perfection (Isa.15.6). But these are Vanity and Pride; simple “boasting,” after all.
8) Are our bodies good enough? Is even the bread, the “body of Christ” in the Eucharist, enough to save us? As it turns out, there are problems in various types of “body” and/or flesh. All these things are spoken of at times as good in the Bible; but then later on, the Bible mentions limitations in them. John 6.63: “the flesh is of no avail.”
9) Christ? No doubt, following Christ himself will help us. But the absolutely crucial problem for all “Christians,” is this: which idea of Christ is the right one? This indeed is the worst problem in Christianity, of all the many nearly-fatal problems there: the Bible warned that many false Christs, false ideas of Christ, would are, and mislead everyone. “False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the
elect” (Mark 13.22). “If some one comes and preachers another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough” (2 Corin. 11.4).
Even a “Christ” can be bad. Jesus warned there would be many False Christs after he himself: “False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect” (Mark 13.22). Furthermore, John and others warned there were already False or “anti” Christs already; in the time of Jesus and John (1 John 2.18-4.3). Paul confirms problems with the idea of “Jesus” even in the time of Paul, too: “If some one comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough” (2 Corin. 11.4).
There are many warnings about false Christs. And even surprisingly, warnings even of Jesus himself: Gal. 3.13; “Christ redeemed us from the cure of the law, having become a curse for us – or it is written, ‘Cursed be every one who hands on a tree.” At times Jesus even may have warned about, doubted, himself: in Mat. 19.17: “Why callest me good” KJE. But especially, Jesus almost never said he was the Christ, but only asked others “who do you say I am.” While on the cross, Jesus assumed that God had abandoned Jesus; suggesting Jesus himself was not the promised Christ, to some. etc.).
Most Christians have been told by their preachers that if they just follow the picture of “Christ” taught by preachers, they are following Jesus, and everything will be OK. But the problem is … that no one today can be absolutely sure he or she is following the right idea of Christ, and not a false idea, a False Christ. Preachers like to assume that there will come a “false Christ” one day in the future; but especially remember that the Bible itself warned that a “false” Christ, was already present and fooling many, even in the very, very earliest days of Christianity: many false or “anti-Christ”s had already come, even in the time of Christ or John: “many antichrists have come…. They went out from us” (1 John 2.18,19). (The Apostle John, or author of Biblical books attributed to John especially, warned that Anti-Christs had already come, c. 90 AD. To be sure, John suggested that these followers of a false idea of Christ, were for the time, successfully kept at bay; they were “not of us.” And many churches, following John, asserted that they therefore, following John, escaped the apostasy of the false Christs; and followed “us,” the real message, the true Christ, from John and others. But actually – a – it is very hard to know, say which are the true followers of John. And – b – related to this, it is hard to know which are the followers of the right Christ. For that matter – c – Jesus himself seems to cast some doubt on the reliability. even of John himself: Jesus for example, would not promise any particular status, to John himself. Regarding “James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother” – Mat. 10.2 – “the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him and asked … ‘Command that these who dons of mine may sit, one at your right hands and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ But Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking … to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant.'” Mat. 20.20).
10) Bad, false Christians. Thinking you are a “Christian” therefore, and doing much of what you understand “Christ” to be saying, does not necessarily save you. Because perhaps a) even most of those who think they are following “Christ,” can be following a false idea of him; a False Christ. Or then too, even if you have found the right idea of Christ, still, b) you might fail to follow him out of human weakness (the spirit failing, as noted below). Many c) specifically, who cry and acknowledge the “name” of Christ, “Lord, Lord,” are hypocrites, or deceived. Indeed, Revelations warned that essentially the whole world would be found to have been mislead, even in its best idea of who or what the best religious leader was (Rev. 13.8). God often warned about sin in his own “people,” even alleged believers. Especially because the people followed priests – false priests – all too readily (Jer. 5.31).
11) Churches. There are false things in every aspect of religion; even “Christianity.” Even our “Christ” will inevitably, be partially misleading. Can our churches therefore, save us? It is said that some churches tested disciples and allegedly weeded out the bad ones. But in fact, essentially all disciples – and churches – were themselves bad and unreliable; “all have sinned.” While in addition, note, essentially all churches are bad too. Even the churches who did such “test”ing were themselves, Revelations itself notes, not perfect in every way. The early Christian/Catholic/Orthodox church at Ephesus, which did the testing, was commended by God in some ways, but then, was opposed by God in part: “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love that you had at first” (Rev. 2.4); while other elements of other early Christian churches were also not “perfect” in every way (Rev. 3.2). Note too, in our section on “angels,” God warning that even the very angels of the first Christian, Catholic or Orthodox churches, were not “perfect,” etc…
Most priests and churches claim that they, or their church, have weeded out any false things. But related to the above and below, there are things even in the first, holy Christian churches overseen even by apostles in person
(Rev. 2.4, 2.20, 3.2; all of Galatians, etc. “To the angel of the church … I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God” (Rev. 3.2, also 2.4, 2.13-14-16, 2.18-20; 3.14-19; 3 John 9-11). So “do not trust in these deceptive words, ‘This is the temple of the LORD'” (Jer. 7.4). Most of Paul’s letters are addressed to churches … and Paul finds things wrong in and all around them.
Regarding the need for physical church buildings, or “temples”? The Bible often questioned it. First, a) will God need to live in a house built with human hands, asks Solomon; b) Jesus had to clean out the temple – and then spoke of tearing a physical temple down, and rebuilding it not with another structure, but his own body, in three days: as c) confirmed by Paul, who said “Do you now know that you are God’s temple” (1 Corin. 3.16). Paul also suggesting too, that it was not the building, but the people that are the “body” of Christ; Paul d) also telling us, regarding churches and creches, that “God does not live in shrines made by men” (Acts 17.24).
Finally, there is no need for churches; when we can, with the science of God, see God and good in “all things,” on earth, as foretold. So that there is finally the Bible itself said, no “temple” or churches, in the kingdom of God on earth (Rev. Rev. 21.22).
12) For that matter, how reliable are say the church congregations, the churchgoers, the people themselves? Since the very angels, the Twelve Apostles themselves, and the very earliest churches themselves, are unreliable, then … clearly no Christian church or preacher today, based on these early churches, could be totally reliable either. And believers, congregations that follow them in turn? Are a) simply “deceived.” And indeed, the Bible tells us too that, apparently “Christ”ian believers and congregations, b)
often “hypocrites.” Those try to acknowledge God, crying “Lord, Lord,” are often hypocrites; looking for false things in others, criticizing others for the “speck” in their eye … they ignore the “beam” in their own eye (q.v.).
Or worse, even those Christians, who are sincere in trying to follow Christ, are often following a mistaken idea of Christ; a “false Christ.”
As we will see therefore, there are problems with even “faith”; because there are so many false things in religion, Christianity, trying to loyally follow Christ himself, faithfully, does not really work. Many are following a false idea of Christ. So that though they think they are good, many who think they are “first” in the eye of God, are found “last” in the End; and though Christians “judge” themselves to be good followers, they themselves will be judged in the End. Ultimately, only God himself knows who is following the right idea of Christ; who is therefore really good, and who is bad; only God judges in the Last Judgment.
Congregations, ordinary churchgoers (Titus 1.12-13; Gal. 1.2-8; Revelations 1-3), also make mistakes; just as “we all make mistakes,” as James said. For more references on this, see also the Bible on false things “among us” in Peter, etc.. Note too the “present” heaven of Christianity is destroyed too; see also 2 Peter 2.1, Jude 4, false things “among you.” And warnings of “false brethren” and so forth (2 Corin. 11.26). Then too? “Who is blind but my servant” (Isa. 42.19). Note constantly biblical warnings about essentially all believers, the whole “world,” those who follow priests, being mislead:
“An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely and the priests rule at their direction; by people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? Free for safety, O people….” (Jer. 5.30-6.1).
“For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men” (Jer. 5.26).
“Every man is stupid and without knowledge” (Jer. 10.14).
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4.6).
13) As for councilors? There are bad “councilors” or counselors (Sirach 37.8). Parts of the Bible suggested that God would send the Holy Spirit as an effective “councilor”; but see our writing here, on spirits, the Holy Spirit; there are problems there too.
14) Likewise even sacred “covenant”s come and go. The covenant between God and Abraham, is modified by the “new covenant” of Paul. And so forth. While people bread covenants too; and the covenants are voided by God.
15) Even “the cross” in itself, as an object, or when duplicated, becomes a mere piece of “wood” or “idol”; while the sentiment associated with it – self-sacrifice – can at times be bad or unnecessary too (when we seek “prosperity” and fruitfulness). Jesus on the cross, felt that his crucifixion was a sign that God had “abandoned” him.
16) Even “discernment” is not enough; since people with this can be “taken,” deceived, even in the “discernment”s and “wisdom” (Prov. 19.12? Isa. 44.18).
17) Churches like to claim that even if their priests are bad, their “doctrines” at least are “inspired,” and perfect. But the Bible warned of problems with even inspiration, we noted here; and with “doctrine”s (Job 11.4, Mat. 15.9; etc.); and …
18) “Dogmas” “infallible” or otherwise share common problems with doctrines. And …?
19) Are there some believers, churchgoers, protected from such errors, by some other special “gift” or virtue or “grace”? Many churches assert this. But we find below, that no special qualities absolutely protect anyone whatsoever. For example, suppose one is one of the “elect”? “False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect” (Mark 13.22). See our section on alleged special graces.
Priests often claim that they themselves, or their own specific congregations or church, are protected from error, if they have this or that specific good quality or gift. Some for example think that if they quote Jesus, his “name,” they are protected from sin or error (after 1 John 4? Acts. 2.21); but … Jesus said many would call “Lord, Lord,” and yet still be wrong (Luke 7.21). And (Luke 6.46, 13.25), it is not just because they say the name, but don’t do the deeds; it is also … because most who thought they were following God, will be found to actually have been following a “false Christ.”
20) Enchantments? Enchantments are ideas, images, ideas, that captivate our minds; but ultimately they are false. “Enchantments” therefore, is another name for something the Bible talked a great deal about: the “illusion”s and “delusions” and “lies,” and “false dreams,” the “false spirits,” etc. – the false mental “images” and false ideas of God and Christ – that bad priests have historically given us. At times, God seemed to allow and even encourage false religious leaders, to “stand fast in your enchantments.” But ultimately of course, God condemned enchantments (Isa. 47.9-12-14; Ps. 58.5). God finally condemned them; and related to them, God condemned “empty consolations,” false “promises,” “lies,” false dreams, false prophesies, relating to his condemnation too of all things of “sorcerers” and “magicians” and “witches” and “augurs,” “soothsayers,” “necromancers,” fortune-tellers and seers, and even most “prophets,” and so forth. All these are condemned in effect, as working magical illusions and delusions; giving us “enchant”ing but false ideas of God.
21) Will we be saved by the Eucharist, or the Lord’s Supper? Everyday experience tells us that even those of us who take the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, communion, can make mistakes very soon after receiving it. Indeed those disciples who had supper with Jesus himself in person, even with their hand on his table, would sin later, and betray him. Also note the Bible sometimes calling attention to problems with “blood” and “wine,” too. Peter/Cephas is accused by Paul, of getting table fellowship and perhaps the Eucharist, wrong; hypocritically, insincerely accepting, then excluding, Gentiles. The Bible notes problems with “blood” and “wine.”
22) Will “faith” or “belief” then save us? Should we simply ignore all apparent problems in Christianity, and continue on, with “faith”? As it turns out here and elsewhere, actually the Bible itself warned that “faith” has its limitations, and will usually not save us at all; because we end up all too often, just all-too-faithfully following false priests, false ideas of Christ and God.
Should we ignore all these warnings about bad things in our traditional Christianity, and continue to follow as we are told, having simple Faith nevertheless? When we seem to notice bad things in our holy men and angels, often they tell us we are supposed to ignore that, and continue to follow them, based on simple “faith” in them. But that isn’t what the Bible said. Because there are always false and bad things, even in our angels and saints, as God said, to find the truth, we were not supposed to “faith”fully follow anyone on earth, or follow church or holy man, just on faith. (James 2.14 ff; 1 Thess. 3.10; 2 Peter 1.5; Rom. 4.14; Rom. 14.1; 1 Corin. 13.3 ff; Gal. 3.12). We are to have no more faith than a “grain of mustard seed” (Luke 17.6). So that:
“Faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest … is love ” (1 Corin. 13.13).
“Your faith is in vain” (1 Corin. 15.14-17).
“We are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corin. 5.7).
“The law does not rest on faith” (Gal. 2.12).
“Do not believe me…. Believe the works” (John 10.37-38).
“The simple believes anything” (Prov. 14.15).
“Supply what is lacking in your faith” (1 Thess. 3.10).
“Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” (James 2.17, 24, 26).
“As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him” (Rom. 14.1).
Unexpectedly, here we will find that those billions of Christians who “walk by faith and not by sight” were actually, note, “far from, “away from the Lord” (2 Corin. 5.7). They are not close enough to God to really see him; they were not really doing what God really wanted. Finally if we are to have any “faith” at all? It is faith in things well proven by experience (John 20.30-31), and real “science” (q.v.). Faith in God might save us; but how do we know what we have faith in, really is God, and not a false Christ etc.? Unless we “test everything,” etc..
23) Foolishness? At times, in desperation at having been continuously called “fools,” Christians will finally try to explicitly defend even “foolish”ness. One very common sermon directly, explicitly defends “foolish”ness; borrowing from the writings of especially St. Paul, to the effect that Paul at times confesses that he is a “fool” (2 Corin. 12.11); but he asserts that Christianity at first appears foolish, but is actually a higher wisdom. Or that “The foolishness of God is wiser than men (1 Corin. 1.26-7). Paul insisting that one must “become a fool that he may become wise” (1 Corin. 3.18). And in any case, we ourselves are not supposed to call anyone a fool (Mat. 5.22). Yet there are many biblical problems with Paul’s defense of “fool”ishness. Among others? A) At times, even Paul himself seems to think of foolishness as bad (2 Corin. 12.6, 1 Corin. 4.10). Or B) indeed, most of the Bible tells us over and over, that foolishness is bad (Ps. 49.10), Prov 1.7; C) that fools hate knowledge – with the clear implication that hating knowledge is a bad thing (Prov. 1.22). The Bible noted countless sins and dangers in foolishiness: “the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Prov. 13.20). Even if there was good foolishness, there is also much bad foolishness; and specifically, the Bible warned that religious persons will be taken in by many forms of foolishness posing as wisdom: the “folly of fools is deceiving” (Prov. 14.8),” and even a Christian “proverb” in the mouths of fools” has its meaning lost (Prov. 26.7); while “a fool’s gift will profit you nothing” (Sir. 20.14). And? D) We are told that one error people who are good in their own eyes will make, is that they will call fools, “noble.” So that in the end, God must reverse all this; ultimately, “the fool will no more be called noble” (Isa. 32.5). E) Then too? If Paul asserts that his “foolishness” is really wisdom – then Paul in effect has called himself wise. And yet? The Bible tells us explicitly, not to call ourselves wise; “be not wise in your own eyes” (q.v. Prov. 3.7).
24) Then too, of vague spiritual “gifts” or charisms? Not all have them; “Do all possess gifts of healing?” (1 Corin. 12.30). And there is almost always one gift higher (1 Corin. 12.3). Then too “one who exacts gifts ruins it” (Prov. 29.4). And there can be false things about gifts: “I defiled them through their very gifts” (Ezk. 20.26). Finally, the “gifts” we once had, may well serve only until we attain the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4.8-24). Indeed, our present list shows there are problems with one alleged special “gift” or another. Even with, say, “grace.”
25) What might we trust therefore? Often we are warned about false gods (Isa. 41.23-4 etc.). Including false ideas of our own Judeo-Christian god. We are warned especially about false words, false scripture; words falsely attributed to what God said; “thus saith the Lord.” (See also our notes on false things in scripture). See also warnings about false “idols,” and so forth.
26) “Grace.” At times Grace is said to be “sufficient” for our needs (2 Corin. 12.9). But other times, it is said
can be lost; you can fall out of grace (Gal. 5.4). And even the apparently firm “staff” of “Grace” is supposed to be “broken” (Zech. 11.10);
27) What in religion can we trust, therefore? Many women especially think our “hearts” and love can lead us. But God says there are problems with hearts; which are often “deceived” and so forth (Gen. 6.5, 42.238; Ex. 7.13, 9.14; Numb 32.9; 2 Sam. 15.6; Job 15.35; Ps. 10.3, 12.2, 73.7; Prov. 6.14-18, 10.2; Mat. 15.19; Mark 7.21; Rom. 1.21; James 4.8). Some might thing they love God … but they love the wrong idea of Christ, of god. So that love is by no means enough. Here women especially, make this mistake: forgetting that even the “heart” is easily deceived, and is unreliable.
28) Can “heaven” itself save us? Amazingly, since there are problems with every aspect of religion – even with the angels and the apostles and the saints in heaven, as noted above – finally, there are even bad things in heaven itself. Satan and his angels live in Heaven for a while; indeed, there are so many bad things in heaven, that heaven itself is to be destroyed; citing mainly Jesus in Mark 13.31-2; then 2 Peter 3.7-14; Isaiah 24.21, 34.1-10 & 24.1-21, 51.6, 64.1-66.22; Rev. 6.12, 9.1, 8.12, 12.4, 21.1; Mat. 24; 1 Kings 8.27. For Muslims: Koran 11.108, 14.48. See also the literally hundreds of references in the Bible, and Quran, to a “day” or “fire” and “judgment”; the day when the Lord comes to earth, to judge and destroy evil; the Day of the Lord; Judgment Day; the End Time; the Apocalypse. Including Isa. 2.2; Mal. 3.2; Mat. 24.22; Mark 13.31; Acts 17.31; 2 Peter 3.8? (See also the “household of God”). If there is a perfect “Heaven,” that is God himself. But as for the heaven full of angels and prophets and so forth? That is corrupt, and is to be destroyed.
For scriptural references to the final destruction of heaven, and the appearance of a “new heaven,” see our first chapter, the Destruction of Heaven; citing mainly Jesus in Mark 13.31-2; then 2 Peter 3.7-14; Isaiah 34.1-10 & 24.1-21; Rev. 6.12, 9.1, 8.12, 12.4, 21.1; Mat. 24. For Muslims: Koran 11.108, 14.48.
See also the literally hundreds of references in the Bible, and Quran, to a “day” or “fire” and “judgment”; the day when the Lord comes to earth, to judge and destroy evil; the Day of the Lord; Judgment Day; the End Time; the Apocalypse. Including Isa. 2.2; Mal. 3.2; Mat. 24.22; Mark 13.31; Acts 17.31; 2 Peter 3.8; Rev. 21?
29) Even the Holy Spirit can be faked, by a “false spirit,” no doubt (see “spirits.” See also Satan as “light,” a spirit?, 2 Corin. 11.14 etc.). Therefore we should not trust or have faith that a spirit that influences us, is the Holy Spirit guiding us; rather we should “test the spirit”(s) to see if it is really the Holy spirit – or not. While even then, even with the real, genuine Holy Spirit standing beside us, still, even the real Holy Spirit itself will at times stand by, and let us sin. (See the spirit coming into the apostles for example, Acts 2.4, John 20.22 – and then the apostles committing sins even after, (1 Corin. 10.5, John 21.18, see also “Cephas”/Peter a “hypocrite” Gal. 2.13, etc.). Many people receive the real, authentic Holy Spirit – and yet they still sin, even after that. Like the Israelites, following even the “rock” and spirit of God, in the desert. Who still managed to sin and err (1 Corin. 10.4).
30) So who is good in Christianity on earth? Perhaps no one; who, as some in the book of Job asked, who can be considered good, next to God himself? And so finally, “all” in heaven are to fall (Isa. 34.4); all the “host of heaven” (Isa. 24.21). Even the greatest Christians saints like St. Paul, admit they themselves are not “perfect”; Paul said, regarding perfection, that he had not yet “attained” it (q.v.).
31) Are our holiest religious kings, like Saul – even David; even Solomon – wholly good leaders? The Bible notes sins in these kings and more. And bad things in religious leaders in general too (Isa. 3.12).
32) How about Judeo-Christian “law”s and doctrines and so forth (Gal. 3.13; 2 Corin. 3.6-7)? Even they, and outdated “old covenant”s or contracts between God and men can be bad. To be sure, at times we thought they were permanent and good: “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished” (Mat. 5.17-18); but then after all, “heaven will vanish like smoke” (Isa. 51.6).
At least Old Testament laws seem to be spoken against: the New Testament referring to “sinful passions aroused by the law” (Rom. 7.5, 3.20); Christ is the end of the law” (Rom. 10.4); “a man is not justified by works of the law” (Ga. 2.16, Gal. 3.2-5; “all who rely on works of the law are under a curse” (Gal. 3.10; “self-control; against such there is no law” (Gal. 5.23); “the law made nothing perfect” (Heb. 7.19); “the law has but a shadow of the good things” (Heb. 10.1). “The written code kills” (2 Corin. 3.6).
To the “law,” the New Testament sometimes referred to the “new” and better covenant of Jesus; the kinder “grace” of Jesus; the “perfect law, the law of liberty” (James 1.25).”Jesus the surety of a better covenant” (Heb. 7.22). “A new covenant” (Heb. 8.8, 12.24); “even the first covenant was not ratified” (Heb. 9.18).
Amazingly, God admits that God made bad ordinances and laws, at times: “I the LORD am your God…. But the children rebelled against me…. I gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not have life; and I defiled them through their very gifts in making them offer by fire all their first-born, that I might horrify them; I did it that they might know that I am the LORD” Ezk. 20.20-21, 26 RSV). Finally, because of many problems with even the authors of the New Testament, there can be problems even with new covenant, Christian, New Testament rules and laws too. (As we see here with regard to “Scripture” especially).
33) Many suggest that liturgies, Church services, can always save us. But liturgies are full of prayers, and words; while the Bible warned dozens of times, that both prayers and religious “words,” and “oaths,” and “assemblies,” and indeed everything about churches and temples, can go astray. If Jesus “the word” is himself good, still, many have always misunderstand him and his words, after all. (See “scripture,” on false words and so forth).
34) About half of Christianity was based on promises that if we are good, we will get amazing physical – not just spiritual – “miracles.” But how reliable are they? As it turns out, there are bad things, even in promises of miracles.
Though a) at times they were promised whenever we “ask” for them, other times the Bible suggested they seldom or never in fact, arrive reliably: “There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD hearkened to the voice of a man” (Josh. 10.14). Or b) it is suggested that miracles after all, contrary to some parts of the Bible, cannot be worked by “everyone” who “asks”; and there are higher, better gifts: “Do all work miracles? … But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way” (1 Corin. 12.29-31). Then too, c) there were many biblical warnings about false “promises,” false “prophesies”; which would often imply more false promises of miracles after all. So that finally, d) we are to ask those who promise them, to actually produce them, in front of witnesses … or be called an “abomination,” a hopeless bad and evil and false religious leader. (See “Science,” below). See also warnings about the prophets and other false religious leaders, who work false “signs” etc..
Though many preachers try to refute this, the traditional Christian belief in “miracles” – making, conjuring things appear out of thin air, like a rabbit in a magician’s hat, belief in sentient statues and so forth – was finally, falling victim to belief in Magic and magicians. It was what the Bible warned about. Belief in miracles was belief in magic, infecting religion, Christianity proper. Check the Bible, here on the various elements of Magic that, we were warned, would infect religion, including Christianity. From related persons, magician-priests, like … astrologers (Dan. 2.27); augers (Deut. 18.10), enchanters (Ps. 58.5; Isa. 47.9-12; Dan. 1.20), fortune-tellers, magicians (Dan. 2.27; Rev. 13, 22.15; cf. the Three Wise Men or Magi/magicians), necromancers, soothsayers (Deut. 18.10), sorcerers (Deut. 18.10), witches, wizards. Or related false “wise men” (Dan. 2.27; cf. the Three Wise men, “magic,” magicians). Including not just the overt magician Bar Jesus; but especially the Christ, the false Christ, seems associated with magicians, magic, and illusions and lies or false dreams, images, hopes, spirit. Scholars note that Moses’ making his staff turn into a snake, at first merely duplicated Egyptian magicians’ tricks. Priests claim that Moses’ miracle was different, was not Magic … because it was done in the name of the Lord, and his snake was more powerful: it swallowed the other magical snakes. But the two were so similar, that eventually, most of Christianity confused the “wonders” of the Bible, with magical conjuring. Thus, as foretold, all of the earth long ago, including essentially all of Christianity, fell into the spell, the illusions, the “enchantments,” the lies, of magicians and sorcerers; who presented themselves to us as our “miracle”-promising “Christian” priests and ministers.
Reading Jesus’ miracles literally, or even spiritually, also resulted in another magical trick: it created a false mental idea or magical illusion, of Jesus, of Christ; a “false prophet.” It created the foretold “false promises,” “empty words,” “empty consolations.” Traditional Christian “faith” in them, was actually only the foretold false belief, in magicians, and their magical “illusions,” “delusions” (2 Thess. 2.11; Isa. 41.29, 19.13, 44.20; Jer. 10.15, 51.18; Ezek. 13.8), “lies,” “enchantments,” false “dreams,” false images (Isa. 40.20; Jer. 50.38; Dan. 3.10; Rev. 13.14 ff.), “empty consolations” (Zech. 10.2). False prophesies (cf. many “false” things like false miracles, spirit) not from God or the Lord.
The Bible, read traditionally – as promising physical miracles, or spirits, spiritual things – was read as a magic book. Though read more closely, we find that its “wonders” can be now explained as things from technology and nature, as verified by Science.
35) Even sacred “mysteries” are, even by definition, things uncertain and vague; and therefore unreliable. Perhaps related to the “confusion of tongues.” Then too …
36) Bishops want to be “noble” (1 Tim. 3.1); but the “noble” are “fools” in the end (Isa. 32.5).
37) “Offerings” and “sacrifices” can fail too (“The sacrifices of the wicked is an abomination”; Prov. 21.27, Jer. 6.20; etc.; “offerings” Mal. 2.3 on the “altar” can be refused by God, like “dung.” Likewise…
38) Special teachings communicated “orally,” can be as false as the people, the false prophets, that utter then. While related to the unreliability of spoken words, the Bible warned specifically about the “false” things about the “tongue.” Or related to that, “tongues.” “You choose the tongue of the crafty” (Job 15.5); “they flatter with their tongues” (Ps. 5.9); etc..
39) Many bad things in Judeo-Christianity, go back in part, the New Testament suggested, to the oldest Jewish holy leaders, the patriarchs. Like Moses and their promised and their “law.” With “the written code,” the law of Moses, that “kills” (2 Corin. 3.6). Thus there were bad things, even in the holiest ancient patriarchs like Moses; who was never allowed to enter the promised land. See the criticism of Moses by Paul; Rom. 10.5; see also “dispensation of death” 2 Corin. 3.6-15; Rom. 7. The era of Old Testament law and Moses, was at times called even “The dispensation of death” (q.v.).
40) But some will say, the Bible told us that some things at least, are “perfect.” Yet strangely, the Bible eventually warned that there are bad things, even in the things that were proclaimed as “perfect”: “O Tyre, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty…. The east wind has wrecked you (Ezk. 27.3, 26). If “the law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul” (Ps. 19.7), still, “I have seen a limit to all perfection” (Ps. 119.96); “if perfection had been attainable … what further need would there have been for another priest” (Heb. 7.11). “For we all make many mistakes, and if any one makes no mistakes in what he says he is a perfect man… But no one can tame the tongue – a restless evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3.2, 8). To the Christian churches: “I have not found your works perfect” (Rev. 3.2). “The law made nothing perfect” (Heb. 7.19). The perfect does not come till the end of time: “when the perfect comes” (1 Corin. 13.10). The only perfect law is the law of liberty: “The perfect law, the law of liberty” (James 1.25).
41) “Pillar”s are often spoken against by the Bible: “do not set up a pillar, which the LORD your God hates” ( Deut. 16.22). Even the metaphorical “pillars” of the church, the apostles, sin and err, and be found to be insincere hypocrites (Gal. 2.9).
42) Even prayers have problems (Josh. 10.14; see Jesus or Paul on public prayers with “vain repetitions”). “There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD hearkened to the voice of a man” (Josh. 10.14). Often “God pays no attention to their prayer” Job 24.12. No doubt the prayer of the “righteous” is effective (James 5.16); but who is righteous? More problems: 1 Corin. 14.14: my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. Ps. 80.4; Prov. 28.9; Isa. 1.15; Lam. 3.8; John 16.26-17.9; Jer. 14.11; Mat. 6.6-7, 9.38). Even prayers have problems therefore: see Jesus or Paul on public prayers, and prayer with “vain repetitions.” Often God says our prayers are in vain (q.v., Bible). Preachers like to quote the one or two parts of the Bible that suggest that God listens to the prayers of the righteous; but they ignore all these other quotes. And the ones that note problems with “righteous”ness; “be not righteous overmuch,” etc…
43) There are countless warnings about bad, evil things, even in our holiest things therefore. So what should we therefore finally think, of our priests and ministers? Who told us to follow the Bible, to follow unreliable religious leaders, so faithfully? To answer this another way, suppose we look at the dozens of specific warnings from God, about bad things in priests. Including – but not limited to – a) priests without “knowledge,” (Mal. 2.1-9; Isa 5.13, 28.7, 45.20; Jer. 8.10; Lam. 4.13; Mal. 2.1-8; Heb. 7.11; Hos. 4.1-6; Jer. 14.18, see also 23.25; Ecc. 7.12). These were warnings, too, were not just b) about priests in other religions either; but c) those in Judeo-Christianity too. Indeed the priests as much as anyone, were responsible for killing Jesus: “The high priest then questioned Jesus” (John 18.10); “And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him [Jesus] by stealth, and kill him” (Mark. 14.1). Warnings about higher religious leaders, from angels and apostles to prophets and so forth, also imply that the priests that are following them, will of course be sinful too; having followed false leaders all too faithfully, all too religiously. These false things in priests are to persist through the time of Christian priests, to the end of time (Jer. 5.30 etc). Including those who speak in the “name” of Christ, crying “Lord Lord.” So that false things are to be found in alleged Christian priests as well. And the same things said of priests, goes of course, for “ministers” as well, since they are essentially priests (2 Corin. 11.14).
Parts of the Bible suggest that a good person therefore, “would not be a priest at all” (Heb. 8.4). See, indeed, the parable of the bad priest and rabbi, vs. the Good Samaritan; the good Samaritan being a nonbeliever who is better than a priest (Luke 10.31).
God often opposed priests therefore, because they often mislead the people: “With you is my contention, O priest” (Hos. 4.4). “I reject you from being a priest to me” (Hos. 4.6). “From prophet to priest, every one deals falsely” (Jer. 6.13). “Both prophet and priest are ungodly” (Jer. 23.11). “If perfection had been attainable … what further need would there have been for another priest” (Heb. 7.11). “This was for the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests…. They wandered, blind, through the streets” (Lam. 4.13-14)
Furthermore, all these problems with bad things in our holiest things, even especially priests, did not exist just in the PAST; bad things in religion, in priests and ministers, are to persist. Evils in priests and ministers, start in the past. But then they persist, through our own era, in our own Christian priests; till the End of Time: “An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?” (Jer. 5.31).
Evil things in priests and ministers, are to persist though our Christian era; and indeed for that matter, even the (in part priestly?) “household of God” itself, is hinted to be bad, even in New Testament times (1 Peter 4.12-17).
Finally, therefore, we should not rely much on priests; indeed, even a good non-believer, who does good works, a good “Samaritan,” can be better than a rabbi, or a priest.
Priests and ministers therefore, are not reliable. (See the Bible on “ministers” too).
44) Priests and angels are therefore, unreliable. So can we trust even Biblical “prophets” therefore? Insofar as we can trust it, the Bible itself constantly warned about bad things in prophets (Jer. 23.15-40 & 27.16; Isa 28.7; Lam. 4.13; Ezek. 13; Zech. 13; Deut. 18.20; Mat. 7.15 & 24.11-24; Mr. 13.22; Lk 6.26; 2 Peter 2.1; 1 John 4.1). “Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity” (Lam. 2.14). “Now their visage is blacker than soot, they are not recognized in the streets…. Happier were the victims of the sword….This was for the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests…. They wandered, blind, through the streets” (these are the first real “suffering servants,” Lam. 4.8-9, 13-14).
As it turns out too, the warning about prophets, holds for new prophets to come, even after Jesus, as well (q.v.; concordance. In general, to research all these figures, look up all the references to them in a concordance; and note the negative references among positive ones).
45) There have been many false or bad things throughout religion, therefore, the Bible said; including say bad, false religious rabbis/ or “teachers” (James 3.1 etc.; John 1.28-49. The rabbi vs. the Good Samaritan). And this would be implied too, in the warnings about, about false churches (Mat. 12.6; 1 Corin. 4 14 ff; Gal. 1.6-3.1; Eph. 4-5); false apostles (including St. Paul himself – Phil. 3.12; 2 Corin. 11.16 – Peter in Mat. 16.23; Mat. 26.34).
46) Relics, and good luck charms, sacred objects like “cross”es, etc. made of “wood” (q.v.) can fail us too. They can become “idols.” Like the forbidden
“pieces of wood” and bone of idols; inanimate objects thought to have magical/miraculous powers; as if a piece of wood could speak. (See the church on “superstition”). Then too,
47) Even “righteousness” can “become unrighteousness”; or we can be “righteous overmuch”;
48) Even the “rock” of our religion, can fails us. See problems with Peter the “rock,” in Mat. 16.23; even Moses on the rock does not see God’s “face” in Ex. 33.20; after 1 Tim. And there are problems even with Jesus, as the “rock,” still failing us, in the wilderness (1 Corin. 10.4). See also God’s word shattering the “rock” (q.v.).
49) The word “sacraments,” comes from “sacred” “oaths.” But Jesus tells us not to make oaths; and just let our “yes be yes,” and our simple “no,” mean no (Mat. 5.34; Hos. 10.4). While sacraments and sacramentals might include “idols,” statues of “wood” and other idols too. They include the “body” and “blood” too; but the Bible noted problems with “blood,” etc..
50) Sacrifices? And church Services? These are sometimes somewhat good … but they are often not enough, if the people are not good, and righteous (Amos 5.21-23).
51) Saints? The Bible says even the angels, apostles, or “saints” in heaven, will sin (q.v. Job 15.15 KJE).
52) Even “sanctification” has problems; and can be spoiled or forgotten (Num. 20.12; 2 Ch. 30.3);
53) Scripture? Here we honor the Bible. But does the Bible honor itself? Is the Bible reliable? If all those involved in religion can be false, then can their writings – scriptures – be good? In a sense, “the Bible” is never mentioned in the Bible. And indeed Paul and others told us that “all scripture” is good. But which scriptures was he talking about? And how good? Some say that our fallible apostles were temporarily protected from error, by the “inspiration” of the Holy Spirit. But God warns of false spirits and devils, presenting themselves; perhaps as the Holy Spirit.
Here we follow the Bible, scripture. But finally the Bible even questions itself. The Bible contains many references to false, bad writings, scripture; including false things even in our own Bibles, it seems to some. Here, search the Bible for references to”: problems with, changes in, holy “scriptures,” “scribes,” books, letters, empty “words,” empty and false promises, prophesies, or East “wind,” things “written” in stone, sayings, things that are said, language. Include here warnings about even the New Testament disciples; and we now add, their writings. Consider here, especially, John 5.39; Jer. 8.8; 2 Corin. 3.6-8; Gal. 3.22 NRSV; Rom. 7.6; Heb. 7.18-19; Ez. 20.25-26. Then: Gen. 11.9 ff; Job 13.4, 13.1 ff; Isa. 6.18, 34.4; Ez. 20.25-22.28; Jer. 8.8, 23.23-31; Lam. 4.13-19; Prov. 1.4-6; Wis. Sol. 19.14-18; Ecc. 3.1-6; Zeph. 3.9; Mat. 3.7, 5.17-18 vs. 2 Pet. 3.10, 7.21 ff, 9.16 ff, 16.19, 13.10, 13.33-35, 13.52, 23.14, 23.23, 23.1; Mark 2.7-20-22; 4.11-20; Luke 16.1-25, 10.1-20, 16.25, 21.25; John 3.39, 10.6, 16.12-25, 21.25; Acts 9.18; Rom. 1.14-15, 2.14, 2.29, 3.20-23, 7.6-10, 12.1-2, 14.4; Heb. 7.18-19, 11.19; 2 Corin. 2.15, 3.3-8, 4.2-4, 10.10, 12.17; Gal. 3.13-22, 4.24; Phil. 2.12-13; 1 Thess. 5.21; 2 Thess. 2.2-15; 1 Peter 2.13-17; 2 Peter, 1.9, 3.15-18; 1 John 4.1-3; Rev. 6.14, 2.2. Vs. John 10.35; Rom. 15.4; 1 Tim. 4.13; 2 Tim. 3.16, 4.16; 2 Pet. 1.16-18; Rev. 22.18-19. Specifically, consider references to false or inadequate or suspicious gospels: (Gal. 1.6-8). Also false letters purporting to be from Paul, (2 Thess. 2.2.) “Not with ink but with the Spirit” (2 Corin. 3.3); “The written code kills” (2 Corin. 3.6). Then consider indirect evidence even against the Bible itself: Paul admits he is not “perfect”… even as he is writing his half of the Bible. James likewise an author of part of the Bible, admits that he – “we all” – make “mistakes.” While we find that “inspiration” of the Holy Spirit does not end those mistakes, even when writing the Bible.
Many preachers try to say that our scripture, our Bible, could be perfect, even though written by imperfect men, because the Holy Spirit came into them, and made them perfect while they were writing scripture. Thus, according to this doctrine of “inspiration,” imperfect or bad saints and holy men, could become good, could write perfect scripture. However, God warned there were “false spirits” (1 John 4; Isa. 29.24); and that sometimes very bad things disguised themselves, as very good things; “Satan” himself comes to us disguised as the “angel of light” (q.v.). Therefore, we cannot be sure whether saints really were hearing the Holy Spirit … or a false spirit, posing as the Holy Ghost.
Priests, apologists, theologians, have always covered up, hidden the parts of the Bible and God, warning about holy things. Preachers have hidden this from themselves, and from the people. But here and now, churchgoers, should read warnings about apologists; who are “whitewashers” of errors in religion (Job 13.4). There are warnings about false Christs, churches – and even scripture. Even “all” scripture (Rom. 3.23; John 5.39; John 21.25; Jer. 8.8). Read more closely in this way, the Bible in effect, all but deconstructs, cancels, itself.
54) Servants? See problems with servants; even the suffering servant, thought to be a prefiguration of the suffering Jesus, is partially from Lamentations 4.8-17 – where the sufferers, servants suffer, simply because they are bad. Then too? “Who is blind but my servant” (Isa. 42.19).
55) If these finding here, at times seem to contradict our holiest men? We will find that reading the Bible more closely, finds that almost every apparent lionization, advocacy of religious leaders, etc., is sooner or later qualified, neutralized, in the Bible itself. Even calling some religious leaders good “shepherds” is neutralized, by many things; including references to bad things in shepherds (Zech. 1.4-13.7; Ezek. 34). Even of the house of David and Jessie? (Isa. 21.20 – 22.25).
56) Especially, consider God warning about false “spirits” (1 John 4.1). It is often assumed today, that the New Testament emphasized spirituality; and told us that the Holy Spirit and its guidance or “inspiration” as it was called, would at last, escape the errors of the Jewish Old Testament, and guide us to a better covenant, a better sense of the Christians’ God. But in fact, this central doctrine from priests and churches, is false; God warned constantly about false things in “spirits,” and inadequacies even in the Holy Spirit (above).
In general, God constantly warned about “false spirits.” And then God explicitly told us not to have too much faith or belief in spirits therefore, but “test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21; Gen. 42.15; Ps. 11.5; Ecc. 7.23; especially Dan. 1.4-15; Zech. 13.9; 1 Corin. 3.13; especially 1 Thess. 5.21; 1 Tim. 3.10; 1 John 4.1; see “science”), to see if it is a true spirit or not.
And so God commands not faith, but skepticism: “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” “A spirit of jealousy comes upon him” (Num. 5.14). “An evil spirit from the Lord came upon Saul” (1 Sam. 19.9). And these bad things in religion, as not just in the PAST either; the New Testament especially noted bad spirits in its own time, and ours: “the unclean spirit” (Mat. 12.43, Mark 1.23, 6.7; Luke 8.2-29, 9.42, 11.24). You are not good “unless one is born of water and the Spirit” (John 3.5); ” gave them a Spirit of stupor” (Rom. 11.8).
Even those who might have had an authentic spirit from God, can lose it: “How did the Spirit of the LORD go from me” (1 Kings. 22.24). “The spirit of God is in my nostrils” (Job 27.3) … but “The breath of our nostrils, the LORD’S anointed, was taken in their pits” (Lam. 4.20). Even good spirit can be taken away.
Note “Holy Spirit” above: that religious leaders made mistakes, even after having received the holy spirit of God (as Paul noted of the people of Moses, in the wilderness). Peter and other apostles, were said to have received the holy spirit from Jesus, but still made major mistakes, even in doctrinal matters like the admissibility of gentiles to table fellowship with Jews, etc. (Paul noting Peter/Cephas’ “insincere” and hypocritical, inconsistent implied doctrinal stance on the status of non-Jews in Christianity).
57) Can it be true? Can even priests and prophets and apostles have often failed us? Finally, even the highest and brightest “stars” in Christianity, in heaven itself, have often secretly failed us. First, typically, the Bible offered positive statements about our holy men: “I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star” (Rev. 22.16). But the general pattern of the Bible that our priests do not tell us about, is this: after offering positive statements about priests and holy men, it often qualified or all but withdrew those positive statements. As for example, here, regarding our religious “stars”: “How you are fallen from heaven, O day Star, son of Dawn! … You are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the Pit. Those who see you will stare at you, and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble'” (Isa. 14.12, 15-16).
For centuries we were taught in church to revere our religious leaders, religious stars. But amazingly, the Bible warned about this. Telling us that one “day,” even “The stars will fall from heaven” (Mat. 24.29).
See also warnings about false leaders from the house of David; “pegs” that give way (Isa. 22.22 ff). False, blind “servants” of God (Job. 4.18, Isa. 42.19, esp. suffering servants Lam 4.8-16 etc.) While finally, we found here, even the saints, apostles, “all” in heaven are bad and fail us (Job 15.15 KJE; “holy ones” RSV). So that ultimately, even the “host” of heaven is to fall (Isa. 34.4; Rev. 20 – 11-21.1).
58) Traditions, “heritage,” can be perverted. With the false “traditions” of men, Col. 2.8, and so forth. See our “heritage” made an abomination, Jer. 2.7.
59) Reputed wise men are often really “fools”; “honorable” men are really bad “knaves” (Isa. 32.5). Though priests assert they are the true wise men, the Bible warned that no one should think themselves wise. No one should be wise in his own eyes (Prov. 3.7). We may know what is wise, only when verified by “deeds” (Mat. 11.19), and fruits.
60) Will “Worship,” worshipping God, save us? Can even “worship”ing God, save us? Our preachers assured us over and over it would. And yet, while parts of the Bible advocate worship, other parts warned that after all, just worship in itself is not good enough; the hard part, is to know that there are many false things that are presented in life, as coming from God; so we must determine which religious doctrines, which idea of God and which “Christ,” to worship. Because in fact, the very worst people in the world often present(ed) themselves to us, as the holiest men, angels, prophets, from God himself. Indeed, one “day” when “judgement” comes, we are supposed to discover that the whole world was deceived in what it worships as God and Christ. Since the whole world is to be found to have followed – and “worship”ed – a False Christ, a false idea or presentation of God and Christ (Rev. 13.8-14, 28.23, etc..).
61) Written religious laws, “doctrines,” codes, do not even firmly, unequivocally help us; even they are often wrong and fatal: salvation is writ “Not with ink but with the Spirit” (2 Corin. 3.3); “The written code kills” (2 Corin. 3.6). While there are many things wrong with even religious and prophetic “words” and writings, scribes and so forth. As we noted in our section on Scripture.
62) There are even problems with virgins (Isa. 47.1-5-15). And specifically, even a virgin Mary who does not understand, but has to ask what things mean. And who defers therefore to men like Jesus.
63) The simple will to be good, might seem to some people, to hold up; to be good enough. And good will goes a long way. But even here, often our good will, part of our spirit, often goes wrong. Many of the worst things in history, were done by do-gooders; people who willed to do good … but whose idea of the “good” was wrong. So that precisely when they did “good,” bad things happened.
While in any case, even our “will” is often not strong enough, and can fail. (Against the demands of the body, lusts of the flesh, etc., our will to control them often fails; see Rom. 7.18 etc.).
And furthermore, it is not, as priestly apologists claim, that the various special gifts are good; and only fail if our own “will” fails, moreover. The fact is, even if our will is strong, even if we follow the alleged special gifts, those gifts often fail, just in themselves. Our quick survey here, shows that the Bible warned there are intrinsic flaws, lacks, in each and every one of these alleged special graces. Just in themselves; totally apart from any strength or insufficiency, in our faith in them, or our will to follow them.
64) “Zeal“? Christ is said to have “zeal” for his church. But how does he express his zeal for the church? He does it by … exposing many sins in the churches. And physically beating the evildoers in the church, out of the church. With a whip that Christ has made, with his own hands (John 2.17, from Ps. 69.9, 2 Sam. 21.2). So likewise we now express our zeal; but zeal ends up doing something quite different than what preachers thought. Zeal is useful. But zeal does not end up confirming the churches; instead, it ends up exposing them. It is a useful tool; but bad news for many churches.
Whenever a believer experiences the failure of one or another of the many alleged special gifts from the churches, our preachers propose another, new and better grace. Especially? Preachers suggest that if only we sincerely believe and have “faith” in them, in our “heart,” then these gifts would work. Indeed, Christianity survives, because people are told over and over, every week and every day, that they must believe and have faith in such things, in our hearts. And yet? We find that all these – even our “faith” and “hearts” – were warned about, by the Bible itself.
The fact is, there are Biblical warnings of bad, especially “false” things, in every single aspect of religion, Christianity, and churches; including our “heart”s and our “faith.” But seeing this at last, is hard; how can we survive and face the awful realization that almost nothing that was presented to us by preachers as holy, is entirely good? Here finally, we offer the one solution, that is biblical: a spiritual reading of the Apocalypse. Which goes this way: one Apocalyptic “day,” we are supposed to acquire “judgement”; and discover that the whole world has already long been already deceived, in its best idea of God and Christ (Rev. 13, etc.). We are to suddenly see that the whole structure of traditional religion was flawed. And? Then we are supposed to move on to something better.
Here and now in fact, we are discovering that indeed, all our preachers and churches sinned and erred, mightily. Specifically, our priests have mislead the whole world, by quoting only misleading “parts” of the Bible (1 Corin. 12.15 – 13.12); our priests deceitfully stressed only the parts of the Bible, of Christ, that seem to tell us our priests and prophets are absolutely reliable, and should be followed with total “faith.” While actually however, now we are suddenly seeing, with heaven-shattering clarity, that our priests and churches all deceived us with a false picture or image of Christ; the fact is, Jesus himself constantly warned that there are always false things in our holiest men and angels; and therefore, we were never supposed to follow them with such total faith at all. Instead, we will see, we were supposed to “test everything” in religion, with “science” (Dan. 1.4 KJE), to expose the many false things in it.
Indeed, we were warned that one “day” we would notice many false things in our holiest men and angels and priests. And amazingly, here and now, we are discovering it: our priests and ministers misrepresented the Bible to us. They quoted to us only the parts of the Bible that seemed to stress the authority of priests and ministers and holy men; but our preachers deceitfully left out, or “twisted,” the many parts of the Bible that warned that our priests and holy men were often false.
As indeed we here find essentially all our holiest men and angels to have been largely finally false. As we have just begun to show.
Here we have looked at a few dozen of the major elements, of traditional Christianity: from “angels,” and “apostles,” to “priests,” and “worship.” These are the things that are presented to us every day in Church, as being the wholly good things, that will save us. But when we looked at them more closely here, actually we found, that our preachers had read to us only misleading, positive parts of the Bible on these subjects; our priests deceived us, and did not tell us that the Bible itself warned ultimately that none of the elements of Christianity, were entirely good or reliable, at all.
But to be sure, this is a heaven-shattering “revelation” or shock. And many cannot
“face” or “bear” this vision of God and Good. And so, whenever a churchgoer discovers a few of these shortcomings in the major elements of religion, in our preachers and churches, to try to “twist” or “whitewash” this – and themselves – almost every preacher or church, next tries to find some more, other, almost random things from the Bible, some other novelty, that they can allege, IS perfect, or WILL save us.
Over the centuries, churches have scoured the Bible for something truly reliable; or some random element that doesn’t seem criticized by God much; and then one church or another, will fix on one element or another, to try to make it into a special gimmick; some allegedly special gift or grace, that, the church can claim, WILL always help save us, even when the other major elements of Christianity fail.
We do not have the time to cover each here, fully. But, if a reader looks up each of these new alleged special “gifts” and “graces,” up in a concordance, he or she will discover that each even of THESE allegedly new and special gifts, each has something wrong with it. Even “anointings” and “relics” do not save us.
So what finally, does save us? The Bible warned that priests and prophets would always be partially false. So that therefore? What works best – though even this is not infallible – is really, as we will see, Science.
The Bible warned continually about each and every aspect of religion, even traditional Christianity. Every aspect is flawed, false; from “anointing and “baptism” to “worship” and “zeal.” And so finally we see that God tells us not to have much confidence in the things of traditional religion; but to honor practical experience and science; what we see “come to pass” in real life. While finally, doing that, honoring practical experience and Science, has proven to be extremely fruitful in real life. And it confirms biblical warnings: warnings of flaws in almost every single aspect of religion and Christianity. Practical experience, science, confirms that what the Bible said is true to experience: many who have had one or more of the above alleged special helpers or gifts in real life, still often seem to fall, sin,
and do or experience, bad things. Practical experience confirms this in dozens of ways: that for example, you can take Holy Communion, which is a sacrament said to save you … and yet, experience tells us that you can still sin, even after this sacrament; you can still have bad, impure thoughts, and even sin mightily – even right after taking Communion.
When churchgoers complain to priests and ministers about the lack of miracles; or when they complain that this or that alleged gift or prayer does not seem to work, priests and ministers always like to tell them, that this or that special, new gift or concept, this or that special new word from the Bible, will save us. But eventually, churchgoers, parishioners, begin noting problems in turn, with each new spiritual gimmick. With nearly each and every alleged new, special good, or concept, in religion. Even in Christianity. The fact is, the Bible warned of “false” and bad things, frequent failures, in every aspect of religion, and probably every single alleged special gift or grace; from A to Z. From Adam and Abraham and priestly “anointing,” through problems with the “blood” and the body; doctrines and dogmas, to the “spirit” and the “will.”
Finally, even the “inspiration” of the Holy Spirit often failed; it failed even the disciples. It failed them, even when they were speaking of, acting out, early Church practices, and core “doctrines.” Even after Jesus himself, in the end of his life, “breathed” the Holy Spirit into the 12 apostles (in John 20.22), even the Twelve Apostles still failed later on. And they failed not just in their personal weaknesses, or will; they failed even in the way they defined major doctrines, by word and deed. Peter/”Cephas” telling Jesus that the crucifixion was not necessary; Peter also excluding non-Jews from communion; etc.. So that, as it turns out, against what we often hear in church, the failures of major elements of religion, even the Apostles, were not just personal failures of individuals, momentarily failing to meet good standards, and doctrines; even their most “inspired” holy doctrines and dogmas often failed, or were simply wrong, after all.
Finally, there is probably no element whatsoever in religion, in Christianity, that the Bible itself did not warn, can often fail us. And fail us, not, as preachers claim, because of lack of our own will or ability to follow them; but they fail in part, because of internal flaws, insufficiencies, in each and every individual alleged special grace or gift from God and the churches: from A to Z, from “angels” and “anointing”s and “baptisms,” to our “worship” and even our “zeal,”
each and every single element of traditional religion is flawed, and typically false.
Learning the SCIENCE of God
There are always sins, in every single aspect of traditional Christianity. Note that all them have internal problems within them. God in effect said that all the major pillars of traditional Christianity, can and do fail; even “faith” and “worship” and “spirit,” and every other allegedly extra saving grace, fails. According to the Bible itself.
But if all our holy men were “deceived” in their best idea of God and good – then what then, is the right understanding, vision, of God and Christ? Finally, we will see, the Bible delivered a better, “second” vision, second appearance, to God and Jesus. Specifically, God and Christ told us to learn a real, empirical “Science” of God. A science of religion, of life, that at last, guides us to the Truth (Dan. 1.4-15 KJE, etc.).
God constantly noted lots of sins and errors in our holiest things. And therefore, the Bible did not really want us to have such total “faith” in holy men and their doctrines; ultimately, the Bible did not stress “faith” in religious leaders, churches, or their pronouncements, sermons, about God. Instead, the Bible itself told us to “test everything” in religion, even the holiest scripture, with “science”; to find if each doctrine, gets real, verifiable, material (not just spiritual) results, wonders, “fruits,” or not. Only if a given doctrine brings us material “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” and “proofs,” here in this material “earth,” in a timely way, “soon,” are we supposed to believe that doctrine or saying, was truly from God. And if following a given doctrine does not so that, we are NOT supposed to follow it faithfully. Instead, we are to reject it; having found that it was a word that God did not actually say (Deut. 18.20 ff; 1 Kings 18.21 ff).
Christianity in fact, is supposed to be based on science, not on faith, we find here. According to the Bible itself.
Probably we are not to “tempt” or “test” God’s patience, by putting ourselves at risk, in dangerous experiments. But as it turns out, we are commanded to carefully, scientifically “test” everything” in life and religion (1 Thess. 5.21; Mal. 3.10; 1 Tim. 3.10; Gen. 42.15; Ps. 11.5, 66.10; Ecc. 7.23; Jer. 9.7, Lam. 3.40; Dan. 1.12; Zech. 13.9. If God seemed in some translations of the Bible to tell us that “thou shalt not test” God, other translations of the Bible better translated that, as telling us not to “tempt” God with dangerous misdeeds (Luke 4.12 RSV). We should not “test/tempt” God’s patience, with immoralities. But in contrast, we ARE allowed, and even commanded by God, to scientifically TEST everything in religion, with real “science” (Dan. 1.4-15 KJE, Deut. 18.20 ff; 1 Kings 18.21-39). And then to follow what real religious science tells us.
For millennia, our preachers have taught that Christianity is supposed to be based on
“faith.” But suddenly, here, we find that our preachers, and the core teaching of historical Christianity, are wrong. Actually the Bible told us that we are always supposed to critically “test” everything in religion, with science, to see if any given saying is really from God. Scientifically testing what is said to be from God, by using say, the observation of how things materially work out or “come to pass,” here, on this material, physical earth:
Far from stressing “faith” in our holy men, God warned there have been many false sayings attributed to him. And then, to find out which people and preachers and sayings “from God” are true, and which are not? God told us to use a kind of Science:
“Beware of false prophets…. You … know them by their fruits” (Mat. 7.15-20). Then Ps. 139.7; 1 Kin. 8.23-9.2; & St. Paul; italics, mine.
“The fruit of your ground” (Deut. 7.13).
“How may we know a word the LORD has not spoken?’ – when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass, that is a word which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him” ” Deut. 18.21-22.
“If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me” (John 10.37).
Bad preachers, eager to avoid being exposed by science, as bad and false, assure us the Bible told us not to “test the Lord your God.” But we note at length, that Jesus’ apparent command not to “test” God, is often better translated as telling us not to “tempt” God with immoralities; as in the phrase the “Temptation of Christ” (Mark 4.1; Luke 4.12; Mat. 4.1 ff.) The fact is, God not only allows but COMMANDS us, to “test” religion, test God with SCIENCE. In say, Malachi and Thessalonians:
“You shall not tempt the Lord your God” (Mat. 4.7).
“Put me to the test says the LORD” (Mal. 3.10).
“Test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21).
“Understanding science” (Dan. 1.4-15 KJE).
God very, very firmly commands us to “test” even God himself; he even becomes exceedingly angry it seems, when one “Ahaz” for example, refused to test him by asking for wonders (q.v.). Wonders which we find, extended far beyond the wonders of Jesus (“greater things than these,” etc.).
But are these tests, just spiritual tests of some sort? At times St. Paul and others seemed to be spiritual, and to attack attention to “things on this earth” (Col. 3.1-3). But finally we will find, the Bible told us of the particular importance of using science, to examine material things, from the “earth,” with empirical science; to discover what is good, according to whether it produces real, material, physical “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” “proofs.” For positive biblical references to material things, see: Gen. 1.10; Isa. 1.18, 1.21-24, 6.3, 26.9, 29.4, 42.1-5, 65.16; Ps. 37.3, 104.24; Ps. 115.6; Ps. 115.16; Job 28.2-25; Sirach 37.27; John 12.25 vs. 12.47 & 3.16; 1 Corin 1.28, 10.26; Col. 1.16-20, Col. 1.19-20; Rom. 1.20; Ps. 37.11; Matt. 8.3-4, 6.33.
For many centuries, Jesus, God, were thought to have effectively left this material existence or world; to be spiritual beings, “in heaven.” But today, when we use the Science of God, God returns to the material world again. As foretold of the second coming:
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of haven from God, prepared as a bride…. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them.” (Rev. 21.1-3 NWT).
“In him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible” (Col. 1.16).
“Do I not fill heaven and earth?” (Jer. 23.34).
Indeed, we are to know that God himself exists, and is real, we are to follow him and believe in him, only if appealing to him gets real, physical results, here on this material, physical earth (1 Kings 18.21-39, etc.; John 10.37).
More About the Science of God
Here, we present a revolutionary, seemingly “strange new doctrine” of Christianity, God, and the Second Coming. But actually it is not really “new” or strange at all; it is found, from old, through the entire Bible. Here we have offered seventy or more quotes from the Bible itself, to show that God wanted Christianity to be based NOT on simple faith; but on a Science of God; on discovering God, through empirical observation of material nature, looking at material things on this physical earth. For more biblical proofs of this, see: Job 28.2-25; Jer. 31.35-7; Prov. 1.22; Prov. 25.2-3; Isa. 7.10-14, Isa. 1.21-24; Mat. 7.20; Mark 2.10-12; Luke 21.24, 21.25, 21.27, 21.29; 1 John 4.1; John 10.17-18 NAB, John 14.10-12; Rom. 14.1, Rom. 8.28 NWT, Ps. 145.17; John 9.3; Rev. 2.2, 11.1; Titus 2.16. (Related to this, to at last here, see God supporting not faith, but science-related things like technology and practical knowledge, in say Catholic Bibles see: Wis. Sol. 1.1-7; 7.16-17; 8.5-17 vs. 13.1-14.7; 16.17; 19.11-21. But also see 1 Kings 4.29-33; Dan. 1.4-15 & 2.60-81. Finally, for a more complete survey, see our entire book on this; chapters on Science, Asceticism, and latter, Matter.)
What is presented in this very book therefore, is, as foretold, a shatteringly “new,” “second” presentation/coming of God. One that demolishes our old (sense of/ “image” of) heaven; of Christianity, of Jesus, as being faith-based. And if this is dis-“illusioning,” then this fulfills the Bible’s Apocalypse/Second Coming/Day of Judgement, when illusions and false religion are destroyed. God told us that one heaven-shattering “day” of “judgment,” we are SUPPOSED to discover that 1) essentially “all” our holiest men and angels, had deceived themselves, “entranced” themselves and the whole world, with a false vision of Christ, a “false Christ” (Rev. 13.8-14 etc.). But the falseness of earlier religion, is exposed, when God at last more accurately re-presents himself; in a second and better “coming” or “appearance” (“parousia”) on this material earth. While here and now, we are going through precisely that. Here we are suddenly seeing a “second” new vision, coming, of God. Where God as foretold, unveils sins and errors in all we thought was holy. As we suddenly see God note sins in our “faith,” our first vision of Jesus. With the science of God, we at last “see,” shatteringly, the seventy or hundreds of places, where the Bible told us that many things offered in the name of Christ, are false. Where the Bible therefore told us not to base ourselves so much on “faith,” as on critical science.
Our “second” reading of the Bible, here, gives us all a “second,” better “appearance” of God; one telling us that we should not be based so much on faith in religious leaders, or their images of God. The second appearance of the Bible and God, says that “all” our holiest men and even most of their most “inspired” doctrines, sinned; so that we should have been following not blind faith, but a critical science of God.
Our second coming or appearance of God, here, reveals that, as foretold, the whole world was deceived by a false idea of Christ: specifically, the image of Christ stressing “faith,” being “faith-based,” was a false “image” of Christ; an anti-Christ. Our second and better “appearance” of God, reveals that Christ actually tells us that 1) no religious leaders were totally reliable; so that we should not to have too much faith in them or their vision of God. Instead, we are 2) all supposed to begin determining, whether words attributed to God, really are from God; by observing the physical, material good they do, on earth.
This second and better vision of God, is found in countless keywords in the Bible itself: we are to look for the real, material “prosperity” that comes or does not come, from following each saying attributed to God; its real material “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” “proofs,” here on this material “earth.” As “observ“ed and “test”ed with “science,” and observation of what or what “does not come to pass” (Deut. 18.20 ff), here. We are to judge what is good, what is from God, by looking to see what gets good material results, here on this material earth, and in a timely way; “soon,” “at hand,” “presently,” the “time is near,” “quickly,” in at least a “generation.” (While rejecting St. Peter’s suggestion, that “soon” might mean thousands of years; since Jesus called Peter “Satan” in Mat. 16.23).
Some Aspects of Science
Supported by God, Constantly
1) “Deeds,” the things you “do”: there are many false things in religion, God warned; iit is all too easy, for people to honor God with their mouth or “lips,” but not in deed. And as for would-be holy men? Talk is cheap, as they say: it is all too easy for them to promise things with their lips, to blow hot air, to issue “empty” and “false” promises (Ecc. 5.7; Hos. 10.7; Eph. 5.6), of huge wonders … that they cannot actually, physically provide. Therefore? Mere verbal promises, are not enough to be judged good: you must produce real, visible, physical good things, and “deeds.” God will reward or “punish you according to the fruit of your doings” (Jer. 21.14; 32.19). “They shall eat the fruit of their deeds” (Isa. 3.10). “He shall be blessed in his doing” (James 1.25). “Now Jesus did many other signs” (John 20.30). “Test what sort of work each one has done” (1 Corin. 3.13). “Whoever does the will of God is my brother” (Mark 3.35). “So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do” (Mat. 7.12). “Who hears the words of mine and does them will be like a wise man” (Mat. 7.24). In the end? “All were judged by what they had done” (Rev. 20.13). The Bible constantly speaks “about the deeds of the Christ” (Mat. 11.2); the Bible citing material deeds, wonders, miracles, as proof of his greatness, and as the basis for faith.
2) Earth; we are to evaluate people, holy men, by looking at material things on this physical earth, they produce. As seen in say 1 Kings 18.21-40, Dan. 1.4-15 KJE.
For more direct biblical proofs of the importance of the “earth,” of physical things, see for example: Job 28.2-25; Jer. 31.35-7; Prov. 1.22; Prov. 25.2-3; Isa. 7.10-14, Isa. 1.21-24; Mat. 7.20; Mark 2.10-12; Luke 21.24, 21.25, 21.27, 21.29; 1 John 4.1; John 10.17-18 NAB, John 14.10-12; Rom. 14.1, Rom. 8.28 NWT, Ps. 145.17; John 9.3; Rev. 2.2, 11.1; Titus 2.16. (See more in other Bibliographies). Many preachers tell us that they themselves, should be evaluated only by their mental or spiritual things; Paul’s “fruits of the spirit.” But St. James warned about literally, physically fatal aspects to spirituality (James 2.14-26); and there are many “false spirits” in spirituality too (1 John 4.1). While spirits can often be just “illusions” and “delusions” and empty “wind,” the Bible said. So that therefore? We are to evaluate holy men, and doctrines, by the real, empirical, physical good they produce: their “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” and “proofs,” here, in this material world).
3) “Fruits.” Perhaps the most important line in the Bible is this one: “Beware of false prophets…. You will know them by their fruits” (Mat. 7.15-16-21). God will reward or “punish you according to the fruit of your doings” (Jer. 21.14; 32.19). Bad persons are “Stricken by want of the fruits of the field” (Lam. 4.2). “They shall eat the fruit of their deeds” (Isa. 3.10). “Bless the fruit of your body and the fruit… of your ground” (Deut. 7.13). “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut” (Mat. 7.19; Luke 3.9). “Their fruit does not mature” (Luke 8.14). For a brief moment, Paul seemed to some to hint that to be a minister, with just “the fruit of the spirit” (Gal. 5.22), mental results only, was enough; but compare that to the above, and “the farmer waits for the precious fruits of the earth” (James 5.7). Related to this, see “prosperity” in a Bible concordance/index.
4) “Knowledge“: The LORD is a God of knowledge’ (1 Sam. 2.3); “Fools hate knowledge” (Prov. 1.22); “God gave them knowledge” of “science” in effect (Dan. 1.4-17 KJE). “Knowledge and all craftsmanship” (Ex. 31.3). “And ability, with intelligence, and knowledge’ (Ex. 35.31). “They have no knowledge, all the evildoers” (Ps. 14.4). “An intelligent mind acquired knowledge’ (Ps. 18.15). “They are blind, they are all without knowledge” (Isa. 56.10). “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge’ (Hos. 4.6). “Filled with all knowledge” (Rom. 15.14; cf. Paul’s selfdeconstructive 1 Corin. 8.1-7, “Knowledge puffs up,” “what is falsely called knowledge” 1 Tim. 6.20, vs. acceptable knowledge, the false vs. the correct ideas of the “mind.” Strangely “Children … have no knowledge of good or evil” but are somehow good, in Deut. 1.39). “The Preacher also taught the people knowledge” (Ecc. 12.9). Many preachers put down “knowledge” and things of the “mind,” as being entirely human and not divine; but read more carefully, the Bible noted merely that only some kinds of human knowledge, thoughts, were false; not all of it. For that matter, much of religious “knowledge” is false knowledge, following idols and a false Christ. Not all of knowledge is condemned by God; only false knowledge. Indeed, those who condemn most of practical knowledge, are “fools,” according to God.
5) “Observe” nature with your literal, physical “Eyes,” etc.: “My son … let your eyes observe my ways” (Prov. 23.26). “All this I observed while applying my mind to all” (Ecc. 8.9).”According to what you see” (1 Kings 18.21-40). “Let our appearance .. be observed by you” (Dan. 1.13). “I observed animals and bests of prey’ (Acts 11.6). “Observe”/regard/ “Consider the lilies of the field” (Mat. 6.28). “I have observed you and what has been done to you” (Ex. 3.16?). Cf. observing Spirit or wind or pneuma etc.: “He who observes the wind will not sow” (Ecc. 11.4). Those who do not have physical eyes are blind, and that is not good, but is punishment (John 12.40?). While Jesus healed the physically blind: “He … opened the eyes of the blind man” (John 11.37). Preachers often assert that what our eyes see in visible nature is insignificant; that we should follow our inner, spiritual vision or dream. But actually? Those who “walk by faith and not by sight,” are “far from God” (2 Corin. 5.7); they have not yet attained judgement, the use of their eyes and the Science of God. Jesus only asked for “faith,” only after working many visible works and signs, as evidence, as grounds, for any confidence in him. Jesus healed the physically blind – which suggests Jesus thought literal, physical sight was important, after all. Paul told us that even whatever good or invisible things there are, are known by observation of the visible, the things that are, that God “made” (Rom. 1.20). God values, overlooks all things “in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible” (Col. 1.16).
6) “Proof“: since there are many liars in religion, God constantly tells us to look for physical deeds, evidence, as proof they are good: “Bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob” (Isa. 41.21). “For a proof to the people” (Mat. 8.4, Mark 1.44; Luke 5.14). “Presenting himself alive … by many proofs” (Acts. 1.3; cf. 2 Corin. 8.24, 13.3). “Prove yourself by working a miracle” (Ex. 7.9). And those who follow religious persons without proof or evidence? Are an “abomination” (Isa. 41.24).
7) “Reason“: “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD” (Isa. 1.18); “You shall reason with your neighbor” (Lev. 19.17); “Always be prepared to give a reason [defense] … for the hope,” the faith, (1 Peter 3.15). “Do not contend with a man for no reason” (Prov. 3.30). “For this reason the Father loves me” (John 10.17). One apparent word for “God” – the “Word” – is actually “logos,” which also means the cognate, “logic.” “Hear now my reasoning” (Job 13.6); Job is “blameless” and speaks of God “rightly,” with his reasoning. No doubt some reason is “unsound”; but that does not reject good, honest, true Reason.
8) “Science“? “And the king spake … that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes; children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge,
and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace…. And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat…. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine…. ‘Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse [vegetables] to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenance be looked upon before thee…. As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom… And in all matters of wisdom and understanding … he found them ten times better than all the magicians” (Dan. 1.4-20 King James Edition). Here the Bible supports science by name … and the experimental method too, by lengthy description. See another very clear advocacy by God, of the scientific method, in resolving dualistic or “two opinions,” in 1 Kings 18.21-39, Mal. 3.10 ff, etc.
9) “Signs“: “Tell … what signs I have done among them” (Ex. 10.2). “By trials, by signs, by wonders” (Deut. 4.34).”Ask a sign of the LORD your God” (Isa. 7.11). “Teacher we ask to see a sign from you….the sign of the prophet Jonah” (Mat. 12.28-39). “They asked him to show them a sign from heaven…. But you cannot interpret the signs of the times” (Mat. 16.1-3). “These signs will accompany those who believe” (Mark 16.17). “Signs and wonders are performed” (Acts 4.30, 8.6). “Now Jesus did many other signs” (John 20.30). (As necessary but not sufficient proof: Mark 24.24; Rev. 13.13, 19.20, John 6.2-30, 1 Corin. 1.22, 14.22; Rev. 19.20).
10) “Test” things with science: “Put me to the test, says the Lord” (Mal. 3.10). “Test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21). When the Bible tells us not to “test” anything, that is better translated, do not “tempt the Lord,” or “test” his patience (Deut. 6.16, Ps. 78; cf. “temptation” of Christ); but we are expected, commanded, to “test everything” in religion and Christianity, with science and reason (Dan. 1.4-15; 1 Kings 18.20-40; Mal. 3.10 ff; etc.). “All this I have tested by wisdom” (Ecc. 7.23). “Behold, I will refine them and test them” (Jer. 9.7). “Let us test and examine our ways’ (Lam. 3.40). Regarding priests? “Let them also be tested first” (1 Tim. 3.10). “Tested by fire” (1 Peter 1.7). “Test your servants” with science (Dan. 1.12). “As gold is tested” (Zech. 13.9). The Bible congratulates those who “Tested those who call themselves apostles” (Rev. 2.2). “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God…. Every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God” (1 John 4.1-2).
11) “Works“: “Believe the works” (John 10.38). “I have shown you many good works…. If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works” (John 10.31-38). “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my father’s name, they bear witness to me” (John 10..25). “Believe me for the sake of the works themselves… He who believes in me will also do the works I do” (John 14.11-12). “For I know their works and their thoughts” (Isa. 66.18; and “All were judged by what they had done,” Rev. 20.13). “Faith apart from works is dead’ (James 2.26); the “LORD blessed you in all the work of your hands” (Deut. 2.7). “Shall long enjoy the work of their hands” (Isa. 65.22).] “Greater works than these he will show” (John 5.20). God “will render to each according to his works” (Rev. 2.6). “Rejoiced in the work of their hands” ( Acts 7.41). (cf. Paul Rom. 2.6 vs. 3.27, 4.2-6, 2 Corin. 4.12, vs. James.). “Test what sort of work each one has done” (1 Corin. 3.13). “Bearing fruit in every good work” (Col. 1.10). “I will give to each of you as your works deserve” (Rev. 2.23).
[And “work”: “Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh” (Ex. 23.12; Deut. 5.13). “Faith was completed by works” (James 2.22); “Whatever your task, work heartily” (Col. 3.23).
Sum on Science
It is all too easy for people, for would-be holy men, to make “false” and “empty” promises with their lips, with their hot air sermons. But God told us that we should demand more than mere talk, mere verbal assurances, mere sermons: we should demand real physical proofs and deeds from them. Compare the biblical insistence that we demand real, visible, empirical, physical evidence – versus the biblical literature condemning mere “words”: is all too easy, for bad and false preachers to offer “empty” and “false” words, wind, promises; instead of real deeds. For that reason? The proof is in the pudding; beauty is as beauty does. Put up or shut up. Mere words from your “lips” (Mat. 5.8), mere hot air or “empty” “wind,” is not enough. To be considered truly good, you must produce physical signs, visible material proofs; you must physically do what the Bible promised; you must produce a physical wonder – or, if you promised such a thing, a miracle. And if you cannot physically produce such things, on demand? Then you are condemned as an “abomination,” as a false priest, following false religious leaders. Though there are caveats on such things, finally, we are to demand real, actual, physical wonders from our holy men and priests. And if they cannot produce real physical results? Then, far from continuing to follow these would-be holy persons with total “faith,” we are instead supposed to deduce that these alleged holy men are actually, simply, the foretold false prophets, false priests, following a False Christ. And we are to declare them an “abomination.”
When you at last see and understand this? When you at last see the Science that God commanded us to have? That begins to fulfill promises of a second appearance/ “parousia” of God. Indeed, the prophesied “Second Coming” of God, the “Day of Judgement,” begin to appear in effect, when you re-read the Bible – and at last hear it urging not faith, but urging you to discover and use God’s Science. To be sure, when you at last move past blind faith in religious authority, to the Science of God, your first childhood vision of God in heaven, begins to dissolve. But those who pass through that fire, are rewarded: because in roughly the same moment that you see the collapse of the old system or the “world” deceived by false religion, you also are coming to at last see the truth: the foretold “second,” better, “full”er outline of God and Truth; the fuller outline of what is Good. And this new understanding, accomplishes many things: as foretold, as we join religion to science at last, we conceptually join heaven to earth, “word” to “world,” word to “flesh” again. While finally, it is only this holy whole, this “second” and better appearance, that is at last complete, “full” enough, adequate enough, to outline the knowledge of God correctly. And only those who see this fuller appearance of Christ, who know not only religion but also science, know enough, to bring physical prosperity. And to work the wonders that God promised, to those who truly understand, “see,” and really follow him. As indeed, experience and History, the record of what “comes to pass” in real life, confirm that it was not priests praying, but practical people working with science and technology, that brought us the most prosperity, the most wonders, already.
Does this entirely deny importance to the “spirit” of God? It does not. There is some value to some, true spirits or ideas. But finally? Even any immaterial or invisible spirit is known, God himself said, by looking the visible, material things; the physical things that spirits visibly effect:
“Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made” (Rom. 1.20 RSV. See also Job’s argument from design, Job 38.1, to 42.6; when Job says “now my eye sees thee”).
We know that an invisible wind is real … by observing the physical leaves, the physical things, that the wind effects. Therefore finally, no one understands even “spirits” – without learning to observe physical nature. While indeed, no one really knows God at all, unless or until they learn to use science; to see God, good, in the physical material life around us.
When you see that? You are seeing God and spirit returning to the earth again.
As foretold of the Second Coming, and other key moments (Rev. 21, from Isa. 65-6; Acts. 2.17; etc.).
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On this issue and others to be sure, countless bad and false preachers have presented opposing views; but in doing so, they have secretly opposed God. Can we really test and even “judge” as wrong, even the holiest men and angels and preachers? By the physical material works, the miracles they have done, or have not done? Actually, we can: by now, after so many quotes from the Bible authorizing and even commanding us to do that, it should be clear that the Bible and God not only allows us to “test” and evaluate even holy men; they even command us all to do that. The Bible itself, remember, 1) warned constantly that our holiest men are normally deceived, deceptive. And 2) so, rather than follow them or their “image”s of God with total “faith,” 3) God described at length and in detail, in countless passages, how we are commanded by God, to scientifically test holy men and preachers especially; evaluating them not by their words or sermons or mere verbal assurances; but evaluating them only by their real material fruits, works, signs, deeds. (In say Dan. 1.4-15; 2 Kings 18.20-39; Malachi 2-3; Deut. 18.20-22 etc. See especially our section on OT faith). Far from blindly following holy men, according to their sermons, their verbal claims of their lips, instead, we are to follow them only if they get real, verifiable, physical results; as confirmed by real empirical “science” and “test”ing. Those countless preachers who constantly asserted that God told us not to “put the Lord to the test,” should now see that this meant merely, that we should not “test” or “tempt” God’s patience. We should not tempt or “test” God’s forgiveness and patience, by being bad constantly. But as for testing God with Science? God not only allows it, but even commanded it: “put me to the test says the LORD” (Mal. 3.10); “test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21). God commanded Daniel, and he commands you too, to test everything in religion, with real “science” (Dan. 1.4-15).
But finally, what about all those millions (over time, worldwide, literally, millions) of priests and ministers, who claimed the opposite of what we are finding here? What about all those preachers, who told us constantly in church that the Bible itself said that we should never test religion; and should have total faith? All those countless preachers, we are saying here, were following a false idea of the Bible; ultimately, nearly all preachers have been following a false Christ. No doubt, they could not “face” the scientific side of God … because that side instantly exposes their own sins.
In the Bible, finally, in spite of a lengthy flirtation with “faith” by Paul (canceled by Paul himself by the way; see 1 Thess. 3.10, and so forth), ultimately, overall, the Bible and God himself firmly warned that that all our holy men and angels often sinned; in their day to day behavior, but also sinned and erred in their descriptions of inspired doctrines. So that finally, God commanded us not to have too much faith in holy men or their vision of God; instead, God firmly commanded us to constantly examine our holiest men and angels, with real science. And if our scientific testing finds huge sins, inadequacies, in “all” our holiest men and angels on earth? Even in all those in heaven itself? Then after all, precisely that very negative finding, exactly and precisely fits Apocalyptic prophesy: one “day” after all, we were supposed to see, precisely that result. One “day” God is supposed to uncover sins in “all,” including our priests and prophets and their “Christ.” In that moment, our childhood heaven itself, moreover, is supposed to be shattered (Rev. 21; Isa. 34). But finally, this is a positive moment; our old Heaven itself is being shattered – in order to make way for something better. As the old heaven is “dissolved,” a “new heaven” is to appear; one that moreover, does not float detached in the sky forever; but that comes down to this material earth again, after all (Rev. 21).
Countless preachers have vociferously opposed similar ideas before. But the Bible often warned about preachers, after all. While indeed, what we are seeing and doing here therefore, fits the Bible exactly. All this begins to fulfill more precisely, Apocalyptic prophesy. All this is exactly as foretold in the Bible itself: when we at last see the second and better, “full”er, more “mature,” scientific side of God, we see our old “Heaven” dissolve – exactly as foretold. But all that is good, in that it conforms absolutely to the Bible itself. And it or its consequence is good, in the sense that it finally has a positive final result: even as our traditional Heaven, of allegedly perfect holy men advocating faith in miracles and spirituality, begins to collapse? Even as that happens, we are seeing a very, very positive thing: we are seeing the promised “new heaven.” One that moreover, comes down to this earth again. Or, someone might say, our abstract spiritual religion, our too-abstract vision of God and Christ, begin to finally come down to, to be tied to, “poured out” on, this empirical, material earth, again. As the Science of God finds a material context for formerly abstract religious ideas … God in effect, returns to this physical earth. As foretold.
It will be a huge shock to many people of course; as foretold, the End contains many, many surprises, and reversals of expectation. First of all, 1) it will startling and even threatening to millions of people – to discover that the Bible itself did not stress faith overall, as much as Paul and others seemed to. And then too? 2) If what we are saying here is true … then the countless preachers who stressed total “faith” were wrong and false; and that is a very hard thing to believe or face. But finally, this is exactly what the Bible itself said, that our people and priests must learn to face. The fact is that the Bible itself constantly warned about sins in essentially every aspect of religion; from “anointing” and “baptisms,” to “worship” and “zeal”; the Bible itself warned that each and every one of the many aspects of religion and Christianity, can contain sins, and can and will fail us. So that the whole earth, and its religion, its “worship,” are to be found to have been deceived. But 3) what if we now find that indeed, as foretold, the whole of Christianity was deceived in its idea of God and Christ? Then we should remember that after all, seeing this does not entirely demolish our religion; all this is exactly as foretold by the Bible itself.
One “day” or another, in fact, you are supposed to see all this: you are supposed to see that the whole world was deceived, even in its “worship” of “Christ” (Rev. 13; 1 John 3-4, etc.). One day or another, you yourself are supposed to realize, to “see,” that there were longstanding problems even in our holy men and their “worship”; problems specially, even with their vaunted “faith.” One “Day” after all, you are supposed to see that far from being faith-based, our religion was really supposed to be based on a continuous critical, scientific review, of every element of religion; on continuous scientific re-evaluation of seemingly every single aspect of Christianity: “Put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts” (Malachi).
Hearing and following God more clearly at last, hearing the call, to the science of God, to be sure, is a shattering experience. Hearing God’s call at last, seeing the fuller appearance of Christ, leads straight to a string of immensely painful, disillusioning, shattering insights. Shatteringly for example, we will have begun to see here and now, that the whole world, and for many of us we ourselves, have always been following bad priests, and a false idea of Christ; many believers must now find that they themselves have actually been following a False Christ.
This is by no means an easy thing to face or believe. But this is what believers must at last face: for centuries, it is now clear, 1) essentially “all” our preachers presented us and the world, with a False Christ. More specifically? Essentially 2) all our preachers pictured to us in church, a “Christ” who seemed to tell us to absolutely have faith, and trust and follow our religious leaders and priests; and/or have faith in their ideas, their sermons, about God. But shatteringly, here and now we have seen that the truth about God, is often exactly the reverse of what our preachers usually said or implied. For instance? God himself did not tell us, that our holy men – or even their “inspired” sayings about God – were perfect. Quite the contrary. Read more “full”y, we have found here that the Bible warned constantly, continually, in seventy or a hundred and more quotes, about false, bad, deceitful things, in our holiest men and angels; bad things especially in their most “inspired” religious doctrines and sayings. Then too, our 2) traditional, bad preachers, presented us with a Christ that seems to strongly, overwhelmingly stress “faith.” Yet here we have seen that, in part because he warned there were sins in our holiest men and angels, therefore in effect God himself finally told us that religion and Christianity, were never supposed to be “faith-based”; at all. Indeed 3) finally, because of so many sins in holy men and many of their most “inspired” sayings, finally God told us that Christianity is not supposed to be faith-based; it is supposed to be science-based
(Dan. 1.4-15 KJE; Deut. 18.21-22; Mal. 3.10, etc.). We are not supposed to trust the empty and false and lying words, the hot air, of anyone. But instead, we are supposed to demand real, physical, empirical results, proofs, of what is claimed.
This is painful for believers to see. And because of the pain, many will turn away. Yet there is a tremendous reward for all those who at last simply, courageously face all this. Since … 4) when you at last see this, the Apocalypse and End Time and Second Coming prophesy, is at least partially fulfilled. The old warnings of a Day of the Lord, and so forth, are partially fulfilled … and discharged.
Those who read and accept what we have written here, may be said to have passed though most of the End Time, the Second Coming; even the Apocalypse. Exactly as foretold of the Second Coming, those who read though and have accepted our books here, will have a) seen that exactly as foretold the world, and even Heaven, was deceived, even in its “worship,” by a false vision of Christ. And thus b) those who have read and accepted our books here, will have seen false priests and their false “heaven” in effect, “dissolved” in our mind’s eye; as they are demonstrated to be false, their reality and solidity begins to dissolve. Yet while all this is extremely painful and devastating for many, finally there is a positive side to all this. Finally? Exactly as foretold, God and his judgement have at last exposed and destroyed, many of the evil illusions and delusions, of false religion, of a false worship that has until today, dominated the whole “world”; precisely as foretold. And on the more positive side? 5) God has at last shown us a “second appearance” or second coming, of God and Good. In the new, fuller, Science of God. In an entire discipline; a discipline that is larger than – and better than – any single, human religious leader; and that is bigger and more authoritative than any religious institution or church.
Most of the Bible, and End Time prophesy specifically, is hereby therefore, “fulfilled.”
And finally, how many more positive things, might we expect, from this Science of God? From this second and better appearance of Christ? Already History, the record of what has “come to pass,” has already proven decisively that Science and technology – properly used – have already done more for us, than any other aspect of life. Science and technology – on their best behavior – have already historically done far, far more, than any preacher or church, to give us the things that God promised to us; to those who truly follow God. Indeed, when Science and Technology are evaluated by their “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” and “proofs,” we would have to say that, in spite of their own occasional problems and errors, science and technology have been far, far closer to God – than preachers and churches have been.
So that, ironically? We must now find that – exactly as God foretold of the End – things are rather the reverse, of what everyone though; very spiritual and faithful preachers, that we thought of as “noble” and as “first” with God, are now found “last.” While? In spite of their own occasional sins and errors, Science and Technology and practical knowledge, are seen to have been far closer to the truer, fuller voice of God and God; to have been far, far closer to the Science of God, that God wanted us all to have, over blind faith and spirituality. Science all along, has been truer to God, than preachers with their all-too-blind faith; and their “empty,” “wind”y spirituality; and their empty and false promises and lying boasts, of giant miracles.
Indeed, History, the record of what has “come to pass” in life, clearly indicates that Science in general, or properly used, has already been immensely “fruit”ful; so that ironically, Science and practical reason were always, surprisingly, must closer to God, than preachers were. They were really from God; and were not mere mistaken ideas of mere human beings. Observing nature, they often observed in effect, the will of God; of God’s nature. Some scientists to be sure, as the writings regarding Solomon suggested, failed to perceive the system of good order, in the universe. But many more saw a structure, a Nature of cooperative individuals; one well beyond a Nature “red in tooth and claw.” Many seeing an organized structure, of often cooperative individuals.
To be sure, in spite of their massive record of successful and good fruits, Science and Technology have now and then, made their own mistakes and errors in the past. But that is part of the reason that we now need the emerging new science; the critical Science of God. That has as a matter of fact, long been emerging … in the writing of rational, serious scholars of Religion. We all need a new science; one that is fully scientific; that absolutely insists on material, empirical evidence. And on the scientific, experimental method. But one that, like many human sciences, like Anthropology and Sociology and Psychology, has a mixed skepticism – but also some lingering respect – for the various social structures and societies and belief systems, that mankind generated in the past to sustain itself.
In any case, this is what the Bible itself, God himself, demanded of us all: that we base ourselves far more on science, than on faith. That is what God wants us to do. While indeed, there are many “sings” that God favors science; given the proven record of the success of science and technology to date, in producing the “prosperity,” the “fruits,” the “works,” that God said would be a large and necessary part of (if not all of) the proof that ne was from God, after all. History has already offered a record of success to science; a record which by association, supports our Science of God. So that finally there is every indication, every “sign,” that this moral and good science, can lead us all, properly directed … to precisely, the promised kingdom of God and God. And as foretold, not just in our imagination or “dream”s or “spirit”; but here, on this physical earth. In real, physical form; here, on this physical earth.
Only the Science of God in fact, shows enough credible signs and proofs, of at last delivering the real physical fruit, the kingdom that was promised. To those who at last truly see and understand God … more fully.
It is to be hoped that many of our more intelligent preachers especially, will be converted to the Science of God, and thus be saved. However, no one should be very confident about the abilities or honesty of preachers or priests; no doubt, many will contest our words here … and on the same ground that they opposed and then murdered Jesus Christ, the first time he appeared as well: they will protest that someone claims that God, can be found here, in material form, in and among the things of the “world” and “flesh” once again. Accordingly? Any good and honest person, will often simply have to say goodbye forever, to his preachers and priests. Saying farewell to your preacher, using a few of the neglected quotes that we have been focusing on in our books here. Using quotes like say, the following. To explain your decision:
“Get behind me, Satan!” (Jesus to St. Peter, founder of the Church, Mat. 16.23).
“The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad” (Hos. 9.7).
“And the priests rule at their direction” (Jer. 5.31).
“From prophet to priest, every one deals falsely” (Jer. 6.13).
“All have sinned” (Rom. 3.23).
“He leads priests away stripped” (Job 12.19; see confirming quotes too).
“For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; behold, it descends for judgement” (Isa. 34.5 RSV).
One might wish, that all our many deceived preachers, would simply at last, see the truth, and convert to the fuller science of God. As many scholars have in effect. And yet however? It will be incredibly hard for many of them, to abandon their massive, secret Pride and Vanity, in having declared their own voices, the things they tell us about God, to be the authentic voice of God. Therefore, no doubt, many priests and ministers will not ever learn to see and obey God correctly and fully. Indeed, many priests and ministers will remain irreconcilable spiritual enemies of Christ and God forever; and their arguments on their own behalf, and on behalf of tradition, will be quite effective; Satanically clever as they are. In such cases? The true followers, would do well to simply remember the many times the Bible itself warned about priests and ministers; remembering indeed the many times that the Bible warned in effect, that our holy men were often, rather literally, “Satan” himself (Mat. 16.23; 2 Corin. 11.14; etc.). So that we should listen no longer, to their countless, their “windy words,” their interminable arguments and counter-arguments and sermons and homilies and religious lectures. Instead, the average listener should remember that when he or she talks to or listens to a preacher, he or she is often in effect, listening to Satan himself (Mat. 16.23; 2 Corin. 11.14; etc.). And sly and as fearful as their opponent is? Rather than stay and argue, with such infinitely sly, resourceful, word-twisting “whitewash”ers of lies, and their great illusion? Perhaps the simplest survival strategy for many everyday people, is not to directly engage the Devil himself, in arguments; but to simply … say nothing to them at all. But to do an about-face, and walk quickly out of the church. And never look back. Lest you be turned into something bad, again: a pillar of salt; a toad. A blind person once again; trapped in a pit, a web, of endless sophistries.
To help you in your resolve, as you exit your church, never to return? You might quietly say to yourself, a few of the neglected lines from the Bible, a few of the seventy or a hundred parts of the Bible, that your preachers denied, or that they did from you; or that they “twist”ed in their sermons. In particular, when walking away from a priest, it might be most useful to remember at least, one simple line. The line uttered by Jesus himself, to the apostle Peter, founder of the church. The line where, right after the founder of the Church betrayed Jesus, and told Jesus that Jesus was wrong, Christ said simply this, to the man credited as the founder of the original, traditional “Christian” churches:
“Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God” (Mat. 16.23 RSV).
“Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God'” (Mat. 16.23 NIV).
“Turning back, he said to Peter: ‘Get behind me , Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you think, not God’s thoughts, but those of men” (Mat. 16.23 NWT).
“He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things'” (NKJE).
“Get behind me Satan!” For centuries, preachers quoted and twisted even this very line. But here at last, we can see at last – suddenly; in an instant – that God and Jesus meant to firmly warn us, about even their own alleged followers, and even their own highest apostles, from Peter to Paul. God constantly told us that our religious leaders, and their teachings, were not only often wrong; but were so wrong that in effect, our highest priests and prophets have often been working not for God – but our preachers have often worked for Satan himself. Indeed, most of our preachers, about half the time, have effectively been … Satan on earth.
But how can an ordinary person beat the devil himself in an argument? Here we have offered seventy, a hundred and more arguments, against false priests; from the Bible itself. As a useful source-book and ammunition depot. Yet, rather than engage these demonically clever opponents, with any further dialogue or argument? Rather than try to argue with the Devil himself, it may seem the better part of wisdom for the more average person, not to try to win by argumentation. But to simply take advantage of the freedom of religion, that most states offer; which allows those churchgoers who come to suspect their preachers of massive sins … to simply and finally, walk out of their churches. And never look back. And never speak or listen to our alleged holy men, again.
To simply walk out of our churches, and never look back, to be sure, is not easy for those trained from infancy, to blind obedience to religious leaders. But if therefore, we now and then think of our preachers? We might mentally address all preachers, priests and ministers, with say, one or two key lines, from the Bible itself. With the image of our preacher firmly in mind as the addressee, for example, we should simply say this to the preacher and his church:
“Get behind me Satan!”
Those who leave their ministers, who leave their churches, those who make serious attempts to learn practical knowledge, and science, might in fact finally be saved. They can be saved, since they will have come to at last see and face, the first preview – and perhaps the very substance – of the foretold second and fuller appearance of Christ. But as for those backsliders who begin to listen to their false preachers again? They will simply, be lost. As foretold.
However, God is not too difficult, or “too far off.” The fact is that, especially after our book here, it should now be easy enough for almost everyone, to at last see the fuller outline of second and fuller appearance of Christ. The appearance that warns us first of all, of huge and fatal sins, in almost “all” our holiest men and angels. And even in their most Holy Spirit “inspired” sayings, as well.
To be sure, one should be too confident about the triumph of Christ over evil, however; until most of the world sees and acknowledges this second and better appearance of Christ, most of the earth and its religion, its “worship,” remains in the grip of magicians, sorcerers; believers in magic conjuring things, miracles, out of air; or believers in spirits. Who presented themselves to the world – as our Christian priests, and ministers. Thus deceiving themselves, and the whole world. As foretold (Rev. 13).
And so? Until most of us learn to see and acknowledge this second and better appearance? The whole world remains in the grip of a false religion, a false Christ. The Christ that was presented to us in nearly every church: the Christ that demanded absolute “faith”; faith in miracles, and faith in a false spirit. Who not only demanded total faith in their false Christ; but even executed and tortured to death, those who did not follow their false Christ; shunning and torturing and executing those who did not follow their false idol, as “blasphemers” and “heretics” and “apostates” and “nonbelievers.” The Roman Catholic Church among others, engaged in any number of bad practices that have to date been only partially, imperfectly acknowledged (in doctrines like “Memory and Reconciliation”). Questionable episodes in the history of the Church include the 1) Inquisition; the 2) attacks on other religions, including the burning of heretics. And further relating to the 3) Inquisitions; the 4) burning of many as witches and so forth. But then too? The 5) abuses of the Crusades, including the attack by Christians on Christian Constantinople; the 6) unprovoked invasion/conquest of Mexico and Central and South America, slaughtering thousands of Indians, and taking their gold and silver for guilt churches; the 7) suppression of science by the Church in Padua/Padova, and in the story of Galileo, and elsewhere; the 8) attempt to end religious freedom/Protestantism in England, with the 1588 attempted invasion, by Catholic Spain, of England; the 8) Spanish attacks on innocents in the colonization of Central and South America, by Catholic Spain; the 9) currently priestly molestation scandal. And now we add: the 10) various theological errors that in effect, taught the world a primitive morality … but also taught the world to believe in, in effect, magical thinking; Magic and Sorcery; miracles and spirits. It is 11) well that John Paul II and Card. Ratzinger/Benedict XVI began to “confess the sins of the church,” as some said they began to (in the c. 1998 document, “Memory and Reconciliation”?). But those half-confessions were equivocal; and were by no means enough. Satanically clever apologists might answer one or two of these objections; but an honest and good person, cannot totally whitewash all of them. Or all of our objections to traditional religion, here. While to be effective? Every single objection to religion must be answered.
For that matter, what about sins beyond the huge sins, of the specifically Catholic Church? There are the sins of essentially all Orthodox and Protestant churches, as well. Though the traditional Christian church, Catholic and Protestant both, was overall, roughly, an asset to civilization – teaching the world a primitive morality; teaching people to obey their leaders and fathers, to “love one another” and so forth – still at the same time, Christianity was never as perfect and holy, as it constantly, proudly, proclaimed itself to be. While moreover, its totalitarian, authoritarian and proud side – demanding total obedience to its own flawed ideas – was often literally, physically fatal.
So that, finally? While “religion,” traditional Christianity, was overall a rough asset to civilization, it was a seriously flawed asset; in the end we will find, it disabled and killed, nearly as many as it saved. Though teaching the world to “love” rather than “hate” was commendable, there was also the message of “hate” for the “world” deep in ascetic monasticism all along. While even “love” can fail us … because the “heart” is often deceived, and deceptive. Most Christians and preachers in fact loved the wrong things; they loved a largely wrong idea of God and Christ; they loved an image of Christ that viewed him, without knowing it, as a magical figures. As being in effect, a magician/sorcerer; making bread appear out of thin air, like a stage magician conjuring, making rabbits appear in empty hats. Or they taught belief in “spirit”s; which was often rather magical too.
How can an aware, good, honest person … escape from the millions of bad, false preachers; escape from the masses of deceived persons, who have been following a False Christ, and following without knowing it, belief in magic and sorcery? How can we escape, all our Christian preachers, who were really, mostly, the foretold evil magicians, and sorcerers? It may be that the average person, is not quite clever enough to try to very directly engage in arguments with these infinitely clever devils and word-twisters at all; preachers if they are anything, are demonically sly, and clever in their arguments. Rather than try to argue with them and the Devil himself in effect? It may be that the best strategy for the average person of only modest argumentative abilities … is to simply, in a country with religious freedom … turn your back to his or her preachers, and simply walk out of the church forever. This will effectively escape from their claws.
For more capable persons, however? The world has long been – and still is, until today – dominated by false priests; and their false religion; by their False, magical Christ. And though our preachers have done some good, the world has also suffered a great deal, in a very real way, from the massive vanity and dishonesty and deep stupidity of preachers, as well. Therefore? Finally, some quite direct and public confrontation of, rebukes of, chastising of, the countless evil Satanically “good” devils that have successfully presented themselves to us all as preachers, is in order. As part of their chastisement and judgement and “refine”ing, a very, very strong measure of adamant and repeated public condemnation, in very strongly negative language, of our traditional preachers, and their false works, their false promises of miracles, will probably be necessary. We must very, very clearly expose the sins of the churches and preachers; we must demand that our churches begin constantly, continually, publicly, “confessing the sins of the church”es. So that, having faced the sins, we can all at last see the sins of holy men well enough, and can address them consciously enough, to fix them.
There is a wisdom in confession; it is necessary to frankly and clearly admit and foreground the massive sins and errors of preachers and churches … so that we can effectively address and correct them. We need to dramatically publicize the sins and errors, of the old view of Christ, for example; Christ as magician and sorcerer, miracle worker and spirit man. We must continually expose the sins and errors in that all-too-magical view of God. So that all people worldwide, might now at last, begin see Christ, God, and the Nature of God, as they really are; so that millions of religiously-oppressed people might thus be truly saved, from ignorance, confusion, poverty, delusion, and premature death. So that many might at last, escape the old false Christ, the false priests, the magicians that have long deceived the whole earth. We need to expose and – now and then, when necessary – very, very strongly and continually denounce (as agents of Satan), our traditional priests and ministers, both Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant/Evangelical etc.. So that the world can be saved from their massive vanity, and magical delusions. So that not just a few scholars, but the whole world can at last move on, to see and live more effectively in, the fuller, better world of science-based religious study. So that finally, having learned at last to reconcile religion with science and technology, nearly all people might learn to put the two warring, dualistic halves of human experience – religion and science, word and world, spirit and flesh – back together again. To at last, have the more complete, “full”er picture of the fuller appearance of God and Good. And out of that, learn to experience and live in and help to better, the fuller, better, new “world” of science-based prosperity. Which has already been partially experienced, to various degrees, by all those who have already partially, semiconsciously embraced or worked cooperatively within, the present world of practical knowledge, reason, science, and technology.
To be sure, even science and technology occasionally make mistakes; but they are systematically humble, in that they know that all their findings and ideas are always open to questioning; all their ideas are always open to being proven or disproved, or modified, as later and better observations accumulate. And to be sure, until today, science has not been entirely adequate, in the study of Culture, Morality, and Religion. But with the Science of God, as part of other science-based religious studies, the science of religion is at last, good enough … to be taught not just to a few elite scholars, but to the entire world; as the people’s primary value system.
Or more simply, and in biblical language? It is time for the whole world to see and follow, the second and better appearance, of Christ. Seeing and following at last, Christ … as he advocates not blind “faith” in preachers and holy men, in miracles or spirits. But believing in Christ as we now see him: advocating and mandating for us all, the Science of God. Christ as described here, and in rational, scholarly, science-based religious study. Those who follow this sense of Christ and God, might be saved; anything else – following the historical, traditional religion of preachers, the classic “Christian” “faith” in “miracles” and “spirituality” that has long dominated the whole world – is not belief in God, at all. But is belief in, “enchantment” by, Magic.
The “Bible is not a magic book” someone once rightly said. Yet essentially none of our miracle-promising and spiritual holy men adequately noticed this. In their false and fatal belief in “miracles” and “spirits,” long ago our Christian priests and ministers became the foretold, false priests; they were following false prophets, a false Christ. A false idea of Christ that was deformed by ancient belief in Magic. Syncretistic elements of magical thinking, believer in sorcery, deformed the perceptions of all our holy men and preachers; so that they did not really follow Christ. Instead all our holy men descended into ancient beliefs in magic; conjuring and spirits. Indeed, with their own constant promises of “miracles” and “spirits,” all our preachers long ago became … merely the foretold, evil magicians and sorcerers. Traditional “Christian” preachers were men of God at all; they were (and are) believers in magic and sorcery. As foretold, they were deceived even in their “worship,” by a false Christ, and false magicians.
And so, as of today? As of today, all traditional preachers, priests and ministers, who do not follow the Science of God, are accounted by us as having been simply, the foretold bad priests following false prophets; they are all an “abomination” ( Isa. 41.24; Deut. 25.16; Ezk. 5.9-20.4; Prov. 11.1 & 20.23, 12.22, 16.5, 21.27; Dan. 11.31; Rev. 17.4). All traditional faith-based preachers and believers, are an abomination; they are deceived persons without “knowledge.” And they will remain an abomination to the Lord, unless or until they at last fully understand and follow the Science of God.
But in contrast to the millions of deceived persons, with “faith” in “miracles” and “spirits”? Those few who have seen and understood and followed the Science of God, have at last begun to attain “mature” “judgement.” Indeed, those who have learned to follow the Science of God, are learning to see and follow the foretold – Second Coming of God.
So what is it like, in the end? When God himself has returned to this physical earth – as he begins to, in a science of God that relocates God, good, in physical things? In the end – in the book of Revelations say – we do not clearly see Jesus in person, unequivocally (except a seven-eyed “lamb”?). In any case, in the end, Relegation says, there are no “temples” in the real city of God that we live in; because God, being once again in “all things,” heaven “and earth,” is all around us; there is no need for a special house or temple again. But to be sure, not all are saved it seems. Excluded, kept out of the city of God, are especially those religious people especially, who followed … magic and sorcery, and conjuring; conjuring “miracles” and “spirit”s. The following in effect, were followed a false idea of Christ:
“He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son. But as for the cowardly, the … sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur…” (Rev. 21.7-8).
“And I saw no temple in the city” (Rev. 21.22).
“Outside are the dogs and sorcerers” (Rev. 22.15).
“Now this is for you, O priest” (paraphrased).
Finally, no one that does not know and accept and use much science, the Science of God, can be considered good enough to stand in the accepted company of God (Dan. 1.4 KJE). Only those who reject the magical thinking, of false religion – “miracles” especially – can be considered good enough to be in the kingdom; all others are an “abomination”; they are “dogs” and evil “sorcerers.” Though they presented themselves to all of us, as “priests” and “ministers,” they were really the agents of the devil, mostly, all along. Just as the Bible itself warned; just as we were told constantly. By God himself.
The Bible itself can and should be read as a sort of what the French call a “Roman a clef”; a book with a hidden, second meaning
hidden inside; one that appears when you know the “clef” or “key.” So what is the clue to the real meaning of the Bible? At first, on the surface, the Bible has seemed to cater to a simplistic, magical, sorcerer’s idea of religion: miracles and spirits. Following that deceptive surface of the Bible, essentially all our priests and ministers, in public, came to follow a mere magical enchantment, or illusion; a False Christ. Yet we have found here that deep within the Bible, is a buried but resurrect-able “second” message; a second and better appearance of Christ. A “second” “appearance” to Christ. Which shows Christ advocating not blind “faith” in “miracles” and “spirits”; but which shows Christ advocating instead, a higher, better, “full”er Science of God. Only those who at last “see” that second appearance of Christ, can be accounted good enough to serve with the Lord, in his household; or to serve in his city, in his kingdom.
All others? Are “child”ren, following “illusions,” and “delusions,” “lies,” and “enchantments, of evil, false priests and ministers; they are following false prophets, false apostles and false spirits. And they are following a False Christ, finally, in effect.
Many preachers, throughout history, were vaguely aware of an “anti-Christ”; but many of them incorrectly assert that the coming of an “Anti-Christ” is a future event, yet to come. Yet the New Testament was clear: 1 John 2.18-4.1-5.15 and other passages made it clear enough, that “already,” in the time of Jesus and John, in the formative days of earliest Christianity – c. 33-110 AD – many “anti-Christs” had already come. False Christs and anti-Christs therefore abounded already in the earliest days of Christianity. Indeed we here verify that (as Protestantism once suggested of the Catholic Church in fact) a false Christ was already taking over the world, in the time of John, in the time when Christianity was forming:
“The whole world is in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5.19; c. 90 AD).
“And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and antion, and all who dwell on the earth will worship it” (Rev. 13; “every one whose name has not written … in the book…,” numbering only 144,000?).
John said that everything was already in his own time, the time of early Christianity, dominated by the evil one; even religion and Christianity. For a time, early Christians tried to deal with this with dualism; by hints that if Anti-Christs and evil ones (1 John 2.13 ff), had dominated the “world,” that only meant say, this physical existence, and the “world” of non priests. And yet however, such dualism was mostly Greek, alien to the Old Testament. And indeed it seems clear here and now, that evil things also entered into mental and spiritual things too; “evil spirits” also existed. While indeed, if the whole “world” was already in the power of the evil one, in the time of John, c. 90 AD, likewise, the domination of even spirits and Heaven and “worship” by evil too, was only slightly behind (Rev. 13); it was “near” and “soon,” even in the time of Jesus and John, 20-110 AD.
While indeed? Finally we will have in effect found here and elsewhere, that evil had definitely already entered even into priests, and into “spirits,” and thereby into “Christianity” itself. Even in the very earliest days. Even in the very first days when Christianity itself was being formed, in the time of John and others. So that? Mainstream Christianity, the vast bulk of this new religion, unfortunately, was corrupted with evil, a false Christ… almost right from the very beginning. Indeed, even the seemingly rather dualistic “John,” taught that there were not just false things in the “world,” but also many “false” things in “spirits” too. So that John – who claimed to be the “us” that was undeceived – told us to apply a primitive material science even to “spirits,” to find out what was true:
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God” (1 John 1.4-2).
“Lift up your eyes to the heavens … for the heavens will vanish like smoke” (Isa. 51.6 RSV).
“The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad” (Hos. 9.7).
From what we have seen here – over and over in a hundred examples and more – clearly “evil” has almost always existed not only in the whole “world” – but also in spirits, and prophets, in priests, and even in the angels in Heaven itself. Perhaps, John hinted, there was some small group – “us” – that had escaped deception. But there is almost no way today to know which group today, if any, is the right, undeceived heir of that small group – unless it is the group that has followed Science, after all. That identified the truly good, the real followers of a real Christ, by “test”ing even “spirits,” according to their “flesh” and material results.
Even the rather spiritual and seemingly dualistic John therefore, may have finally acceded to the material Science of God. Still, this same Science – that could have identified and stopped the evil in the churches – was for a long time itself, successfully suppressed by the churches. In order to proudly stress their own authority, churches ignored the Science of Christ; instead, they radically over-stressed, for all practical purposes, the parts of Christ’s words that, taken by themselves and out of context, seemed to support a seemingly even blind – and fatal – “faith” in holy men and their visions and sermons. So that it now seems clear that from the very beginning of the history of the Church, of Christianity, a false vision of Christ – a “False Christ” and an “evil one” – was already predominating, it now seems clear, not just the “world,” but also our religion, our “worship.” Right after the death of Jesus, almost from the very beginning, a False vision of Christ was already taking over Christianity; distorting the thinking even of priests; distorting ultimately their idea, their presentation, of “Christ.” So that therefore, the mental picture of “Christ” that was taught from the very earliest days of “Christianity,” and the mental image of “Christ,” the “Jesus” that you yourself were undoubtedly taught in church, was almost certainly, actually, the False Christ.
Shatteringly in fact, it now sees clear from what we have found here, it is clear that the most traditional, core idea of “Christ” taught in almost every church, c. 30 AD to c. 1949 AD, was actually in large part, shockingly, not the real Christ at all. Shockingly, the idea of “Jesus” that we were all taught in nearly every church, Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox, was actually – the Anti-Christ. And the “Christianity” that after all, the whole world came to follow, from the very earliest days, was actually all along, the foretold false worship, following a false Christ.
The Bible is a rather more complex and self-critical document, that the average reader or even average preacher seems to know; it seems in fact, that the Bible is a sort of two-level document. That it is a Roman a Clef. It is a document that over the ages, has been edited so that it presents two levels of meaning. First, on the superficial surface, it supports a seemingly self-assured command for all the people to follow their preachers; asserting that the preachers alone have sufficient escaped deception and worldly wiles, to present themselves before us all, as our true leaders; as reliable leaders to absolute truth, or God. And yet however, as we ourselves grow up, acquire more “mature”ity and knowledge, as we are able to read our Bibles more closely ourselves, we begin to find that more closely read, or read here a second time, in a second way, the Bible begins to deliver a far more equivocal, modest message. 1) On the surface, or read the way preachers tell us to read it, the Bible seems to command us to follow preachers, holy men. It seems to support the millions of common sermons that we hear in so many churches. But 2) read more closely? Read more closely, we find the Bible a) warning constantly about the pride and vanity and hypocrisy … of holy men and churches especially; b) the Bible warning therefore about problems with faith; telling us in fact finally, “do not believe” (John 10.37) even Jesus himself. Unless we see him and our would-be holy men working real, actual, material, scientifically-provable physical – not spiritual – wonders.
Today seemingly all preachers – especially televangelists –are massively proud people; they demand total “faith” not so much in God, but in … God as they themselves have traditionally presented him; faith in their all-too-human idea of God. Today and for centuries, preachers stand before huge congregations, like Chuck Hagee, bellowing; bellowing their traditional thoughts about God, which they present to us all as absolutely holy truth. But here they are presenting themselves in effect, with massive vanity and pride. Since they are presenting themselves, and their own idea of God, as the voice of absolute truth. They are absolutely proud; they are proudly convinced that they know God well enough to presume to tell everyone else about Him. But after all, beneath their superficial Humility, is a massive Pride: the pride and vanity of them thinking of themselves, as the “humble” voicepieces of God. That it is not they, but everybody else, that is bad or deceived and evil. The whole world is wrong; and they themselves alone are right. And if evidence tells them over and over they are wrong? Then they simply develop many arguments, to assert that they can and should ignore all evidence; all signs.
Yet to be sure, aside from these evangelists, the preachers, now and then it appears that at least a very few preachers, at times present themselves even more humble still; humbly enough that they do not present such unequivocally self-satisfied and certain sermons. There are a very few preachers, at least, who present their ideas about God far, far more modestly, and hesitantly. Who are humble before the Lord and the Bible; humble enough to be hesitant about their own abilities, to speak for and before, the Lord. And at times it seems likely, that such preachers even suspect this possibility: that often it is not just everybody else that is evil, or deceived. Some see that even preachers and holy men can be deceived. And some might even see that it is not just some future generation of preachers only, that is to be found to have been taken in, by the Devil himself. A few preachers are humble enough to suspect that actually, it was our own traditions, traditional Christianity, our first apostles, that were already being mislead by “false Christs” and “false spirits”; just as even 1 John and others often warned about, after all. And a few preachers might even begin to see that beyond 1 John, were biblical hints that Jesus would not assure that even someone with the name of “John,” would stand next to Jesus as his prized, true assistants. Indeed finally, a few preachers today might be “knowledge”able enough in techniques of reading, metaphors and figures and parables and allegories and so forth, to … begin to “see”; see the second and more self-critical level of our Biblical texts. A second and more self-critical side to the Bible where this document, written by alleged holy men, at last confessed that even holy men however, make mistakes; that “all have sinned,” even the angels in heaven itself. And that therefore, shockingly, there is the very real possibility – in fact, the surety – that it was not just everyone else, the secular “world” or whoever, that is to be found to have been deceived by the Devil himself; but that it was also after all, the very “household of God” itself; the prophets and saints and apostles and angels – and the preachers, after all. Who failed to completely understand, even in the moments they proudly declared to be holy and “inspired” by the spirit of God himself.
All have sinned; especially our preachers. But it may be that a few preachers today, might finally be subtle and truly humble enough to at last face the possibility, that it was not just non-Christian groups of the past, or some preaches of the future, that are to be found in the end to have been great sinners, deceived by false spirits, and a False Christ; but instead it was all along, their own “holy” tradition, and they themselves, that were the deceived ones. That it was not some past generation, or future one, but all generations – including their own, here and now; in “this” generation, the one that is “near” to them; that is not “far off” at all – that is to be found, among others, to have been deceived. That is to discover that in fact, the very people that we thought were leaders, that were “noble” or holy, are to be found to have been “fools.” Fools whose vanity at first, deceived themselves into thinking that they themselves were reliable voices of God; and whose vanity continues to prevent them from discovering that it was not some other generation, but all generations including their own – “this generation” – where some preachers are to see that it was they themselves that were following false spirits, and a false idea of Christ. That it was usually they themselves that were “deceived” by Satan. That it was they themselves that were deceived … and who then in turn, taught the false spirits they were taught as Christ, to the whole world. Thus deceiving not just themselves but also – exactly as foretold – the whole “world.” And its “worship.”
This awful, heaven-shattering truth, this second revelation of the Bible, may seem too awful for many to face. But it has been one of the major points of our books here, to make that possible to face; on discovering that learning to see this, is still part of God’s plan after all. Indeed, perhaps the major point of our books here, will be to show the world of believers, preachers, how to learn to see their own sins a little better; and learn to face even some very, very hard, shatteringly disillusioning things about themselves and their own “tradition.” Showing everyone how they can face these seemingly apocalyptic, disillusioning things. On discovering that after all, all this does not disprove or “debunk” the Bible; but indeed, all this begins to at last, see the Bible itself, God himself, more “full”y. And guides us to a a “second” and better appearance of God, after all. Guiding us to a new, very real kind of “fruits,” works,” “signs,” “deeds,” “prosperity,” and “proofs,” a real “kingdom,” after all.
From our present perspective, it seems clear that the whole world – but also essentially all of our preachers, and all of what has been known as “Christianity” – have, until today, been deceived. They have been following false prophets, false spirits, a false worship, a false church, a false Christ. Indeed, not only the “world,” but also all our preachers and churches too, the “world” of religion, was also long ago “deceived”; just exactly as the Bible itself warned. The tradition of John was correct, at least when it warned that the false Christs had already begun, even in 30-110 AD; even in the time of Jesus and John; even in the very first days of the foundation and determination of what was to come to be (falsely) called Christianity. This in turn, leads to a shattering conclusion: that essentially all our churches have always been in the grip of the devil himself. That – just as Paul warned – the devil himself, came to us all, to humanity, very early on; and the devil was extremely successful. Since he, the greatest evil, presented himself to everyone, as the very greatest good? The anti-Christ after all, came presenting himself as Christ. And the devil’s ministers … presented themselves as angels … and as Christian priests, and ministers. What the Bible itself warned about over and over, was true after all. So that? We must learn to hold the words, the promises and hopes and dreams of all alleged holy men, in abeyance; and look to see what real works, “deeds,” following them produces. To find out if they and their proud “boast”s, are truly following Christ – or not. So that:
“What I do I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is not strange if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” (2 Corin. 11.12-15 RSV).
In this particular quote to be sure, it seems the text of even some (translations of) our Bibles, partially failed us however. We need a better translation here. One that clearly tells us that Satan came to us not merely as the alleged “servants” of God, but indeed, as … “ministers”:
“Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is not strange if his ministers also disguises themselves as ministers….” (from NRSV).
Could all our priests and ministers, and our churches, have been mostly, false? Could they have been the Great Deception? Could traditional Christianity itself been a major part of the foretold false Christianity, the deception of the world and its worship, by a false Christ? Could essentially all our priests and “ministers” have actually been deceived ministers of Satan himself, and not of God? At first, it might seem almost impossible to face this awful and extreme possibility. And yet however, after all, it should be possible now at last, to face seeing huge sins in our holy men. To see their false theologies, as amounting to the presentation of a false Christ; or a first, simplistic, inadequate presentation of Christ; of Christ as a magician, promising miracles and spirits.
Having seen here at last, that all this was forewarned by the Bible itself, it should at last be possible for believers and even ministers and priests, to face constant signs of sin in their own religion. It should be possible for even ministers, to begin to see that many of their traditional promises and sermons, were actually the foretold “false” things of religion: false and empty “promises” and lies; “empty consolations”; “false dreams”; empty “wind” and “false spirits”; empty “words”; and “illusions,” “delusions,” and “enchantments.” Promises of “miracles” especially, and “spirit,” were merely empty words, and false promises. That placated men for centuries. But that were clearly, false. The great delusion and lie? Was when preachers in effect, by stressing “spirit,” tried to tell us that imagining having something in our minds or spirits, or hoping for them, having them in spirit, was the same as (or even better than) actually having them in actual physical fact. While our preachers ignored the fact that we cannot live on air, or words; we need physical food and so forth.
For centuries, essentially “all” our preachers issued – as the very core of the religion, the “Christ”ianity they taught – promises, lies, dreams, false spirits. They promised us physical wonders that they did not reliably produce; or they assured us that the mere mental “hope” and “dream” or image of future physical rewards, miracles, was all we needed to “live.” But there, they became magicians, Platonist dualists; trying to tell us that we can live on mere air, wind. There they became the misguided false leaders, that James warned us all about, in James 2.14 ff.
But while in fact – just as the Bible warned was already beginning, in c. 30-90 Ad – the whole world – including the “world” of religion, of “worship,” of ministers and of Christianity – has long since, been enchanted, hypnotized by false spirits, false ministers, false priests, and false Christianity? The true kingdom of Christ is “not far off.” Right now, today in fact – even right now – a reader can suddenly see, and cast off these ancient illusions and delusions and magical enchantments. Indeed, the goal of our books here has been largely to show that the most deluded believer, who has for all his or her life been suppressing signs of falsity in his own Christianity, can at last find the courage and conviction to face and see those signs at last. In fact, it is easy enough, for many of us; all we need to do is to re-read our Bibles themselves; re-reading our Bibles a little more closely, at last. Paying particular attention to the parts that our preachers did not mention or stress in church. Or to the parts, the seventy or a hundred and more parts, that our preachers tried to “twist” and “whitewash.” Readers at last beginning to see the parts of the Bible that … warned us about preachers.
Just from re-reading our Bibles, here, it is now possible to at last see through the forewarned religious deceptions and lies and enchantments; to come to see the truer, “full”er appearance to Christ. Christ advocating not blind “faith,” faith in preachers and churches, and their promises of “miracles” and “spirituality.” Instead, in our “second” look at the Bible here, even a very average reader should be able to see – reading our quotes here if nothing else – the real Christ. Or the second and fuller appearance of Christ. Seeing at last Christ … as he commands us to have far less “faith” in the “boast”s of holy men; and to have more confidence in … the more open, critical, science of God.
Will the whole world see this today, or soon? And now be saved at last? Will many, many people, now read our books here? So that many millions, billions of people, will at last learn to see and follow the right, fuller appearance of Christ, at last? It is to be hoped that one particularly dramatic “day,” soon, a very large number of persons – the whole world in fact – will come to see the real, fuller outline of Christ: Christ advocating real Science. We might hope that all Christianity – including Christian Scientists, Scientologists, and “Creation Scientists” – will now move on a more complete, science-based view of religion and life; to the view we already see partially expressed, in Anthropology, in Religious Studies, and so forth. And yet however, whether or not this Second Appearance is acknowledged by a large number of people, all at once, in an instant? In either case, this new appearance – and the new heaven and new earth or “world” that it brings – is always near, always accessible, to any individual; even “soon.” Even here and now. In fact, the truer kingdom of God, the apocalyptic Second Coming, was always nearby, in every generation. If indeed the Second Coming of Christ is in very large part, a mental moment, a moment of mental transition – if it is the moment you grow up, and see warts even in preachers and holy men? Then after all, it is a moment that can come to anyone, at any time. Indeed, it seems now that the Second Coming and even the Apocalypse, can be passed through easily enough; if it is in part, the moment that you yourself individually, begin to see warts on holy men. The moment you begin to “wake up, and see the flaws in our holy men and their sermons. The moment you at last “see” the denied, whitewashed parts of the Bible, that preachers always disguised and disobeyed. The moment that you see at last, that our holiest leaders and authorities, made huge, grievous mistakes. And, if it is in part a moment of mental/spiritual transition? Then the Second Coming is – exactly as foretold – always “near,” always reasonably accessible. Since anyone can suddenly realize something they had never realized before. Indeed, anyone can take a long, and honest look, at his or her Bible … and suddenly mentally “see” a rather different Christ than what we were introduced to in Church.
Anyone who really, actually believes in God, would surely want to read the Bible; which presents itself as the testimony of God. And? Anyone who therefore, for a moment, picks up his Bible and reads it him- or her-self, a few dozen or a few hundred pages? Anyone who does that, should begin to notice, to see something, see someone, that preachers never told us about: they should begin to see the second and fuller appearance of Christ.
Anyone who is sincere about being Christian, would surely read the core document of Christianity: the Bible. And anyone who does that? Should be able to see more fully at last, some parts of the Bible, that our preaches did not deal with honestly or completely. To be sure, if we call attention to these passages … preachers – eager to disguise God’s criticism of preachers – will immediately employ all the dishonest devices of their cleverness and sophistries; and try to “twist” the meaning of the Bible back into line with their own cliched and false vision, however. And so therefore, we have presented not only the “part”s of the Bible, that priests and ministers ignored and denied; but we have also begun to address dozens of the most common sermons and homilies, apologetics, by which priests at last indirectly acknowledge this side of God …but then try to “twist” and “whitewash” them. So that we here have presented not just the neglected quotes from the Bible itself; but also after all, some fairly extended commentary; to show how those passages finally must be correctly read and seen.
And how should the Bible finally be read? Finally, there are hundreds of parts of the Bible that support science, and the basic ideas of science: “observ”ing the physical “earth,” and the physical things that “come to pass”; observing with our physical “eyes,” and “hands,” the practical physical outcomes, the “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” and “proofs.” Finally, there are so many of these commands from God to use the things of science – and finally, there are even many passages that name and then even rather full describe and advocate, the basic method of science; experimental method. Like especially Daniel 1.4-15 in the King James version; and then also 1 Kings 18.21-39, and Mal. 3.3-12.. Indeed, there are seventy or a hundred basic ideas in the Bible – and thousands of quotes – that support not the blind faith that preachers urge; but that make it clear that God wanted not so much “faith” from us, as faith in … Science. Or the Science of God.
Anyone who has read our entire book here, should be able to see that the Bible was actually delivering a rather different message, than what we typically heard in church sermons and homilies. The fact is that beyond the occasional advocacy of “faith” found especially in the Apostle/St. Paul – who rather clearly differs with other “apostles,” above – there was another, better, “second” picture of or “appearance”/ “Parousia” of God offered to us.
First, in the Bible itself.
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“The Rapture,” Predicted for May 21, 2011
The latest religious gimmick, is the “rapture.” To be sure, such legends of the Bible, are true: you can be taken, lifted up, to see the Lord, one day; in an “instant,” a second (as Paul suggested; we are taken up into the “air” Paul said 1 Thess. 4.17; cf. Eph. 2.2, 1 Col. 9.26, Wis. 2.3). Typically, recently, it was proclaimed by one televangelist minister, that we would be taken up bodily to heaven it seemed, around May 21, 2011. But the same preacher had predicted the same thing, wrongly, years before.
To be sure though there is a kind of “lifting up” that can happen, metaphorically speaking. And indeed, as you read this very book, your mind or spirit will be taken up, to a higher plane; so that you can at last see, join, the Lord God, more fully. As you read this very book, you are, as some call it, “raptured” up in your spirit, to see, to meet, God.
Better said though, “the Rapture” – or better said, the moment you meet God more fully – is not the entirely painless experience that many think. All of us have sinned; and therefore, when we meet, see God more clearly, “face-to-face” so to speak, as prelude to or part of being “judge”d by God, it is not an easy experience; we suddenly see longstanding sins and errors in ourselves; and even sins and errors in our old holy ideas, about what God is like, and what is good. Indeed, in the end the Bible says, the meeting with God exposes huge sins and errors in practically everyone; God exposes sins even in the holiest men and angels in Heaven, itself. While Heaven itself therefore, is supposed to be dissolved; while the “new heaven” comes down, to be a place here, on this material earth.
The “Rapture” therefore, is a bit more complicated than people thought; being left up in the “air” (Gk. “aer”) so to speak, is part of a larger process. A process whose fuller outlines were a “mystery” even to the Apostle St. Paul, for example, on whose writings the whole idea of a Rapture were based. Yet, here and now we will have begun to outline the fuller process; beyond the “knowledge” of say, the Apostle Paul. Who admitted that even his own “knowledge” and “prophesy” were incomplete and im-“perfect” (1 Corin. 13.8-9, Php. 3.12). As Paul admitted that he and early Christians saw only “part” of the truth (1 Corin. 13.12).
Indeed, as usual, Paul leaves us up in the “air” in the END; but the Bible warned that Satan himself was specifically, the “prince of the air.” Indeed, any attempt to covert Judaism to an entirely spiritual, Platonic religion, was ultimately a betrayal of the Old Testament God. So that finally? The Bible ended not with Paul’s too airy, pneumatic vision; but with John’s Revelation; picturing God, the kingdom, returning to be a very physical, concrete place, here on this material earth (Rev. 21-22).
And Science, practical knowledge of trades and technology, which gets us there, is no gimmick: it is a longstanding discipline. One that has proven itself over and over, for millennia. By its fruits.
May God assist, all those who begin the journey with us; to really find God as he really is.
All this we ask for – in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; in the name of God.
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