God’s Science v. 1.5 Destruction of Heaven; the “Day” When “Judgment” Comes

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5

 

 

The “Day,”

 

Today

 

 

 

 

Given what we have seen already – can we now simply say that most or even all of our religious leaders today, and for the past 2,000 years, have been largely, false? The Bible allows and even demands that conclusion. 1) God himself told us that there have always been gross sins, even in our holiest religious leaders, and in their churches, doctrines, and dogmas. Even the “prophets of Israel.” So that 2) one “day” or another, God will begin exposing even holy men and priests; or indeed, destroying many, on heaven and on earth, if necessary. Therefore, in partial realization of that day, we are authorized to speak and act even very, very firmly, against even our holiest men and angels. God himself, we have seen, spoke strongly and continuously, against priests and prophets and angels. And he said he would expose them continually as well as on various “days.” While then, God described to us a “science,” that would allow us to help God carry out that exposure; a science that grants us the power and authority, to expose and denounce sins in the holiest things on earth.

 

And it’s not hard to begin this testing: in part 1) we have begun, just by Reason; comparing what our preachers told us in churches, to what we actually read in the Bible itself. Where we found that preachers have made countless misrepresentations to us all, about God. But then, next? Just 2) ask your preacher, if he supports promises of physical miracles. If he says “yes” … then “ask” your preacher to produce a huge miracles for you, right in front of you, immediately. If he cannot? Then he is substantially false.

 

These are “test”s that nearly all preachers, to be sure, are desperate to avoid. And that they will desperately try to prove the Bible never allows any such thing. Preachers will be desperate to deny all this … since the second we apply this test, this Science of God, to preachers, nearly all of them will immediately fail; they will be exposed as the foretold false prophets, bad priests, false holy men, who were following a False Christ. Therefore, desperate to retain their high status in society, desperate to hold on to their own illusions and delusions, to the main prop for their own vanity and pride, preachers have always fought long and hard, against any kind of scientific “test”ing in religion. Instead, they have fought hard for blindness; for a blind “faith” that completely rejects what our eyes see “come to pass” in the physical world. Preachers therefore, will have constantly ignored – or topspun or whitewashed – the many. many times that God himself told us that all things in religion, are to be “test”ed. To retain their high status, to avoid ever facing their own sins, preachers have attacked and twisted and tried to destroy, the dozens of commands from God himself, to “put me to the test”; to “test everything.” Preachers will desperately attack the hundreds of commands from God, to submit everything in religion to science.

 

Desperate to retain their high status as the very voicepieces of God himself, preachers have constantly fought the science of God; by stressing “Faith”; and to deny and hide from, the many parts of the Bible we are quoting here however, at last. But by now it should be clear, that our preachers have disobeyed God and the Bible. So that therefore, what should be their fate? Finally, no one should be surprised, when the “fire” of the apocalypse, is applied first of all to the preachers. And to the very “household of God” itself (@ Peter 4.17-5.6, 2 Peter 2.1-4). The fire of God finally dissolves even Heaven itself.

 

Those preachers who admit that “fire” is to come to they themselves, will try to proudly assume or assert, that of course they themselves, will pass through any examining “fire” easily. But note that finally those “good” people who fail the empirical tests, are simply found false after all.

 

And indeed, “who can stand,” before the God, and this test? What preacher is found innocent what preacher can stand… when God finds sins in the holiest men and angels that preachers followed, all-too-religiously, all-too-faithfully? When heaven itself falls? When …

 

He leads priests away stripped” (Job 12.19).

 

“His angels he charges with error” (Job 4.18; 2 Peter 2.4).

 

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you…. For the time as come for judgement to begin with the household of God” (1 Peter. 4.12, 17).

 

“Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; … behold, he is coming…. But who can endure the day of his coming and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire …. And he will purify the sons of Levi [the priests and minister] and refine them … till they present right offerings” (Mal. 3.1-3).

 

“All have sinned” (Romans 3.23).

 

“Though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down” (q.v.).

 

“All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall fall” (Isa. 34.4).

 

“To the angel of the church … I have not found your works perfect” (Rev. 2?).

 

“The heavens … that now exist have been stored up for fire” (2 Peter 3.7).

 

“The day of the LORD will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away” (2 Peter 3.10).

 

[On] “The coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved” (2 Peter 3.12).

 

“Both prophet and priest are ungodly” (Jer. 23.11).

 

“The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth, and kill him” (Mark 14.1).

 

One “day” or another, you are supposed to attain “judgement” (note the two voices, expressed in one word, here, with two meanings; the polysemy or double entendre. The entire New Testament is in effect, a double entendre.) One day you are supposed to notice such things; notice the layer of the text, where better “judgement” at last notes the warts on our heroes; the sins of priests. This partially, largely fulfills the crucial parts of End Time prophesy: God is supposed to suddenly show you sins, in our holiest men on earth, and in our holiest men in heaven too. And? Here and now in fact, as we begin to outline a foreground the second voice in the Bible? We are beginning to see the End, the day of judgement, come to pass. Here we will already have begun to see the words of God – as foretold of the end – expose dozens of huge errors, sins, in our holiest men; and in the very “angels of the church” (Rev. 3.1-2, etc.). And of course, we see God exposing massive theological sins, in essentially all our priests and ministers.

 

What are some of the more grievous sins of our holy men? It was never just the moments that they failed to follow their religious rules, their sermons about God. Rather instead, their real sin was … that their very dogmatic ideas of God, Christ themselves, were false. The sin was not, not following (their idea of) Christ; the sin was in … following it all too well. Following their false idea of Christ, all too loyally, all too faithfully. First 1) preachers presented a Christ that seemed to support they themselves, the preachers, as high, reliable authority. But actually? The Bible said that even “all” preachers have sinned. In effect, 2) preachers then stressed “faith” in themselves. But the Bible did not really stress “faith” so much, at all. Indeed, 3) after noting continuous sins in holy men, the Bible told us to trust only a science of God. (While furthermore, we will soon also find that – 4 – when we apply this science – and its suppressed “test”ing – nearly all our preachers will fail again, with regard to their promises of miracles; or even – 5 – promises of moderate empirical prosperity.)

 

Our preachers were usually wrong, and even evil in fact. So? When you yourself see that, the old Biblical prophesies, of a day when God exposes sins in holy men, and dissolves them, are being fulfilled in part. Even for many, right here and now. As we have begun to re-read our Bibles more closely here, we have begun to see prophesy fulfilled; we have begun to see the reputations and status of our holiest men, as foretold, “fall.” And “dissolve.” Indeed, we have seen so many central reputations fall, the reputations even of the holiest men in Heaven itself. So that we can now begin to say that, even here and now, we will have begun to see, to realize, the neglected key to the Second Coming: we have begun to see (and even help bring about) the foretold … Destruction of Heaven.

 

Indeed, as we have begun to expose the sins of priests and prophets here, therefore the foretold Destruction of Heaven, and “all” in it, is in part, being fulfilled …even here and now. So that we might well close, by summarizing our own work here, as being at least partial fulfillment, of the major prophesy of the Bible:

 

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” (Isa. 34.5).

 

How could our preachers have presented themselves day after day, week after week, century after century, as our reliable leaders, from God? When the LORD himself was warning us over and over, that our preachers has sinned; and that he would destroy their heaven itself? Some probably thought, that the evils of priests, say, were some future falling away; but here everyone failed to note God telling us there were always sins in men – including especially allegedly holy men, priests and prophets – right from Old Testament times on; right from the very start, Adam sinned … and so have all our human priests.

 

Jesus healed the actual physical eyes of people; and then told them to open their eyes and see. Though our preachers tell us to close our literal eyes, and dream. And wake up hungry, after all. Having listen too long, to bad priests, following false prophets, false apostles, the wrong voice. The voice which presented itself as the voice of God from Heaven; but was the voice of Satan in Heaven, calling down. Imposing the “spirit” of drunken sleep, only (q.v.).

 

Here therefore, we are seeing countless major doctrinal, theological errors, in our preachers and churches. But finally? We are authorized by the Bible, by God, to note these things. Indeed, one “day” especially, you are supposed to see all this.

 

Outlining and publicizing huge sins even in our holiest men, is an extremely painful thing for many to believe, or face. Indeed, when we see this? Our traditional Heaven itself, seems to “dissolve.” (And indeed in the past, only a few avowed atheists or agnostics, and very few believers, have been able to even partially believe or face this; to face it when they began to mentally perceive parts of this second, fuller, devastating, heaven-shattering appearance of God. So that for centuries, nearly everyone repressed this vision, after all.) Yet in fact, the Bible itself granted us, or our Science, this authority. And the Bible told us that one “day” especially, we are to see precisely, this. We are to see God expose longstanding sins in essentially all our holiest men; in “every prophet” and “all the host of heaven,” and so forth. Even against those who stand right next to God, in heaven itself:

 

The LORD … has a day against all that is proud and lofty” (Isa. 2.12 paraphrased?).

 

“On that day the LORD will punish the host of Heaven” (Isa. 24.21).

 

“All the host of heaven shall rot” (Isa. 34.4; cf. one biblical Christ).

 

“On that day
every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; he will not put on a hairy mantle in order to deceive, but he will say, ‘I am not a prophet, I am a tiller of the soil'” (Zech. 13.4-5).

 

“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me …. And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested” (Zech. 13.7, 9).

 

“Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity” (Lam. 2.14). “Ah, this is the day we longed for; now we have it; we see it! The LORD has done what he purposed, he had carried out this treat; as he ordained long ago, he had demolished without pity; he had made the enemy rejoice over you, and exalted the might of your foes…” (Lam. 2.16-17). “Look, O LORD, and see! With whom as thou dealt thus?Should priest and prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?… Thou has slain them…. Thou didst invite as to the day of an appointed feast my terrors on every side; and on the day of the anger of the LORD none escaped or survived” (Lam. 2.20-22).

 

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed” (1 Peter 4.12-13).

 

At times, some thought that Judgement “Day,” the “Day of the Lord,” had already fully, finally occurred in the past. Yet most agree that though many End Time events were partially completed in various prototypical events, in many earlier “days,” some of the key things that were to happen in the find Day of Judgement and so forth, were not yet fully completed. And so these events are waiting, and open, for our own time; today.

 

Indeed, today we are seeing that there have long been constant signs, all along, that our holy men were – as foretold – flawed, and mostly false. Here we have found many ways that first of all, essentially all our preachers committed many gross biblical, theological errors; including their first over-emphasis on 1) Miracles, and their later over-emphasis on 2) “faith” and “spirit” among them. But how can we make all this stick? How can we actively influence and fix, our broken holy men and institutions? Surely we must convince the offenders themselves, of their sin. But until this very day, few believers and preachers, have had the courage or conviction, to simply face and accept the countess signs; they have been “blind” to them. Yet here and now, to “day” finally? It may be that at last, we have garnered enough evidence in our books here, to finally convince many. To be sure, believers in the past managed to ignore, deny, great masses of evidence already; clearly, part of the problem has been that they have been trained systematically, to ignore all evidence against preachers, and just have “faith” in them. But? Finally some will at last notice, that faith is not what the Bible itself called for.

 

To be sure, another major factor, in the past denial of all this, has been … simple lack of maturity on the part of the public, and our preachers. Many people have a certain native, childish vanity; that thinks they are much better than others; and that makes it hard or impossible for them to notice, acknowledge, sins and error sin themselves. Especially, sins and errors in their very idea of God and Christ. Yet finally, it may be that, in our own times, at last most of the public is at last “mature” enough, educated enough – to simply face … even this heaven-shattering moment: the moment that we more fully notice and at last publicly acknowledge, huge sins and errors in our holiest things; our holiest men and institutions. In fact, it will be one of the major points of our books here, that people should be able to at last, find the courage and conviction to at last simply face, “confess,” honestly witness, all this. People should at last have the courage to face this … particularly on discovering, with us here and now, that amazingly, seeing and confessing 1) this does not actually destroy the Bible or Christianity. On seeing that amazingly, seeing and 2) confessing sins in our holiest institutions, is actually absolutely consistent with, the Bible itself. Indeed, 3) all this begins to fulfill at last, a series of Second Coming prophesies. Indeed, 4) all this is not only allowed by God – it is commanded by him. We were actually commanded by God himself, to “test everything” in religion; “put me to the test” commanded the LORD. And if we now find that many things in our traditional religion fail these tests, as we are finding in part here and now? Then after all, precisely that End was foretold and is authorized, by the Bible itself. While furthermore? 5) Believers should at last find the courage to simply face and accept this conclusion – on finding that after all, all this is to the good; all this allows us to see a “second” and better appearance, A Second Coming, of God. As we now see Christ as he really is: advocating not blind faith and blindness, but advocating a Science of God.

 

To be sure though, what we need to face here and now, is extremely severe, and hard.

We can each come, even here and now in part, to a second and better appearance to Christ; but first to be sure, we have to face, confess, some horrible sins in our earlier priests and churches, and face enormous and fatal errors, in their view of Christ. But already, we have begun to note and here face, several major sins in all our holy men. For example? 1) Preachers have exaggerated their own authority; they didn’t warn the people adequately, about all the countless biblical warnings about holy men. While, related to that? 2) Preachers over-emphasized “faith” in holy men, or faith in their idea of God and Christ; their “Christ.” While moreover? 3) We have seen here that all our preachers ignored and denied the constant commands from God – to follow not blind faith, but a science of God.

 

These were massive doctrinal mistakes, errors, sins, in essentially all our traditional churches and holy men. So that? In effect, 4) all our preachers rebelled against God; against what God really said. And then as a result of this? Because of their countless sins and errors, their one-sided vision of God, finally in effect, 5) our preachers presented a false Christ to the world. And? They 6) even deceived the whole world eventually, with their False Christ, their false “worship.” Exactly as the Bible foretold (Rev. 13, etc.).

 

The sins of all our preachers therefore, are not easy to face; they are very, very serious sins. Indeed, the sins of our preachers and our holy men, are almost the very most serious sins imaginable they are sins worthy of the devil himself. While indeed, many preachers have been (and will be) as clever as Satan himself, in obscuring the truth, and all of the above, so that they can continue their deceptions.

 

So what should we therefore finally do, with a million mislead, bad, vain, even evil preachers? Who have insisted over and over, that religion, Christianity, is supposed to be based on “faith”? Who told us all, that we are supposed to be “blind” to the sins of holy men; that God ordered us to never look hard at our preachers, or to submit religion, to “test”ing, or science? What should we now make, of the million preachers (literally a million or more; considering the number of preachers alive today, and then all those in history as well), that have hidden, denied, forgotten, the Science that God commanded us to have? The science that God prescribed for us, even before God presented the Ten Commandments (Deut. 4.6, 4.39, coming before the commandments, in Deut. 5.6-21)? What we must now say of essentially all our preachers and holy men (with a very few exceptions; like Francis Bacon or Greg Mendel) is … that they were all largely, mostly, false. We need them to reform, to be “refined” scientists, and follow science – or be gone. They should explicitly denounce physical miracles, among other things, if they themselves cannot provably produce them. They should cease embracing spirituality; and embrace the Science of God; the only correct Christianity, that – as God commanded – bases us not on the empty boasts of preachers’ tongues and mouths; but on real, proven empirical results. Those who do not? Will meet with God’s anger and wrath … and punishment. Those preachers who do not follow, should be constantly, publicly rebuked, denounced.

 

It may be that a formerly spiritual priest might redeem himself, by becoming an advocate of the Science of God. But our priests have been so bad, that of course, they do not deserve much. Given their many huge sins and inadequacies and lies, we must say this in fact: until today, the people of the whole world have been submitted to, “enchanted” by, the false sayings and illusions, of a million bad, false preachers. For many centuries, preachers have either 1) promised huge miracles, but did not really produce them as often as advertised: “all” and “whatever” we “ask.” Or they 2) they became “spiritual,” and “faith”ful, and denigrated all material evidence and accomplishment, altogether. But both of these types of preachers – the bulk of them until this very day in fact – are bad and evil. By their emphasis on magical things – miraculous conjuring, making things appear out of thin air, or on “spirit”s, in “spirituality” – both of these two schools of priests, forming the vast majority of preachers today, are merely the foretold “false prophets,” and evil “magicians,” delivering illusions, enchantments, and false spirits. Worse? As James began to see, their spirituality is literally, fatal. Therefore? They are not full, real men of God at all – and they should be firmly rejected.

 

At the very least? You can arrange one last meeting with your priest, in which you formally cut off all ties with him. With something like the following phases:

 

“The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth, and kill him” (Mark 14.1, Luke 24.20; John 12.10).

 

“Jesus began to show his disciples…. He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me Satan! You are a hindrance [stumbling block] to me'” (Mat. 16.21, 23).

 

“The heavens will vanish like smoke” (Isa. 51.6 RSV).

 

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the … spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph. 6.12-17 NIV).

 

“The LORD will lay waste…. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest” (Isa. 24.1-2).

 

“Let no one contend … for with you is my contention, O priest. You shall stumble by day, the prophet also shall stumble wit you by nigh; and I will destroy your mother. My people are destroyed, for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me” (Hos. 4.4-6).

 

“Wine and new wine take away the understanding. My people inquire of a thing of wood” (Hos. 4.12).

 

“You have plowed iniquity, you have reaped injustice, you have eaten the fruit of lies” (Hos. 10.13).

 

“And now, O priests, this command is for you. If you will not listen, if you will not lay it to heart to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; indeed I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung upon you faces, the dung of your offerings, and I will put you out of my presence” (Mal. 2.1-3).

 

“I reject you from being a priest to me” (Hos. 4.6).

 

“He leads priests away stripped” (Job 12.19).

 

 

 

 

 

On the Spiritual Christ

 

 

 

Preachers, the Bible says, are flawed. But more specifically, what are their sins? One of their major sins is their radical over-spirituality. And the false Christ they have presented to the world as a result.

 

The fact is, as the Bible warned, Christianity and the world until today, are still dominated by false preachers, false priests, and two false “Christ”s. First, they 1) presented a Christ who worked huge “miracles“; though they themselves today are not able to reproduce “all” the physical wonders their Christ promised. (And that they are required to produce, to prove their promises of miracles.) While 2) then their higher, loftier idea of Christ – the spiritual Christ – was wrong too. Their “spirits,” images in the mind or spirit, turn out now to be merely false spirits; illusions and literally fatal delusions; like the man who dreams he has eaten bread … but wakes up in the day, hungry. So what should we say about our preachers? We must say they were false. And if they have taken over the earth? Then as foretold, the whole world has been deceived, by false magician-priests, and their false promises, their false “worship” (Rev. 13).

 

How and why were preachers able to deceive everyone? Desperate to retain their “high” status in society; as our religious leaders, to retain their high position, all our preachers, all our priests and ministers in all the major branches of Christianity – Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and Evangelical – have tried to retain their reputation … by systematically ignoring, never honestly reading to you in church, honestly speaking, of any of the many parts of the Bible that expose and criticize holy men. For two thousand years, preachers have long denied and twisted the seventy or a hundred or more passages in the Bible – where God 1) warned us that prophets and priests, and their sayings, were unreliable. And 2) that told us that all our preachers, bishops, and popes, should now be somewhat subordinate to, a higher command from God. A command that “all” things in religion, “everything” (1 Thess. 5.21), every single thing, even the “spirit”s, be subject to real, scientific testing. And therefore to confirmation … or dis-confirmation. To being confirmed … or found simply unfruitful, and therefore false.

 

Long ago, especially, the false image of a Spiritual Christ – of a christened religious leader or king – as one who only needed to give us words, thoughts or spirits, and not material things – as foretold, took over the world (cf. John 16.33, 1 John 2-4). And became the “God of this world,” or “cosmos,” who “has blinded their eyes” (John 2 Corin. 4.4., 12.40). People worshipped this Christ. Even though he “turned” religion upside down: he and his followers eventually all but convinced the whole world, that if our lord did not bring us material things, but especially material poverty, martyrdom, and death? Then that was good; because martyrdom, physical death and poverty, were good. Thus the original religion – of an Old Testament God that promised us physical riches and physical life – was subtly turned into a religion that promised these things … but then brought us actually, physical poverty and death and crucifixion. And then? Told us to like it. Since they gave us a stronger spirit. And since even physical death frees the spirit to go to “Heaven.” Even though … heaven itself is to be destroyed. As the Bible said. In the parts of the Bible that the priests of this Christ, twisted, and whitewashed … and disobeyed. John Zebedee – attributed by some, at times, as the author of one or more of the works of “John”; the John who is said to have written most of the apparent attack on the “world,” or cosmos, and its rewards, in the non-synoptic Gospel of John especially – was explicitly not granted status next to Jesus. Most scholars see the writings of “John” as being quite out of tune with the other three gospels. But in any case, after attacking the “world” or “cosmos” dozens, if not a hundred times, the Gospel of John itself however, apparently re-instated the world or cosmos; by suggesting that Jesus had come not to “hate” the world, but to save it (John 3.16 etc.); and later that he had “overcome” and redeemed it. So that? Though some would say that we should hate this material earth or “cosmos” or “world,” finally, even the Christ of the very spiritual John, finally re-instated the world. As having been redeemed, after all.

 

So that? All those who followed an idea of “Christ” as hating the world? Hating physical things? Were not squared with even the most spiritual of writers in the New Testament; not even with the author (s?) of the writings attributed to “John,” or of the Gospel of John. At most? We were told not to hate the world itself exactly; but rather “our life in” the world. So that even this most extremely spiritual of writers … began to back away from hating the world too much. And to include a second voice; one that began to try to re-instate the importance of the physical cosmos. To bring the Platonistic New Testament, more in line with the Old Testament God; who filled all things, Heaven “and earth”; who made the material universe, and said it was “good.” To repudiate the extreme – and physically fatal – spirituality, of asceticism and Gnosticism.

 

The chief and overwhelming unique characteristic of writing attributed to “John,” especially the non-synoptic gospel, was the dozens, almost a hundred time, John attacked the “world” or “cosmos.” John’s letters seemed to follow Paul’s Greek/Platonistic dualism. Often Christianity no doubt experienced problems with its physical promises, with the physical side of life: in 64 BC, Jerusalem was taken over by Romans; c. 35 AD, Jesus himself was physically executed; at times, c. 54 AD, Paul said there were problems with getting physical miracles; many early Christians, including Paul himself it seems, were physically jailed, and martyred; and Jerusalem was physically burned to the ground in 70 AD. In order to deal with the apparent failure of the physical promises of preachers, much of Christianity began to turn to Plato’s hierarchially dualistic idea, that the whole universe was split into two things: 1) matter, and 2) spirit. And – as Paul said, following Plato’s Theory of Forms – all the material things we see, are just “perish”able “shadow,”s imperfect “copies,” of the ideal, eternal, rather spiritual “form”s or “models” (“paradigms”) in “heaven.” But it was said by Plato the ideal forms live forever, immortally, in heaven. So that? Paul and others suggested that somehow, we ourselves, and our own spirit, might mold our spirit to those eternal forms, and thus our spirit might somehow join their immorality; our spirit would fly up to immoral heaven when we die. This would seem to explain why Christianity might not get good physical results; all physical things, the physical “cosmos,” were after all, mere physical things, fated to “rot” and “rust.” So? The physical world was all but said to be bad and evil; we should attempt to emphasize our immortal spirit, as Plato emphasized the philosophical mind, instead of matter; as a way to reach close to immortality. This philosophy appealed to many … and it became a major part of the basis of the new, Christian priesthood; it was the underpinning of the “spiritual”ity, that would define the priesthood, the ministry, for 2,000 years. Which in effect, the writings of Paul and John especially, began to form.

 

But to be sure? There were problems with this new voice in Judeo-Christianity: with this spiritual, but essentially “Greek,” dualistic “philosophy.” Which often seems to conflict with the Jewish, the Old Testament God himself: who made the whole material universe or cosmos … and said it was “good.” Therefore? Though Jesus – and then more especially, Paul and “John” – for some time flirted with a Hellenistic and specifically Platonistic view, to try to explain material failures in Christianity, finally, there was just too much conflict between these Greek views, and our traditional Hebrew, Old Testament god. Therefore? Though Paul and John especially, essentially leaned heavily toward this new spirituality, and though this idea was to take over the new Gnosticism and to define the priesthood from the start?

 

Eventually, the anti-materialistic spirituality of preachers, severely conflicts with God himself, and his materialism. Preachers conflict with and deny, the God who made the material universe, and said it was “good”; the God who “fills all things,” not just in spiritual Heaven, but also the material “earth.” The God who constantly promised not just spiritual, but real, physical, visible, material rewards, to those who truly followed him. And because of that, the New Testament, in spite of its own very strong spiritual leanings, began to belatedly, retract some of its own spirituality. As even the very spiritual “John” writings, began to note that even Jesus himself after all, was in part, “flesh and bones,” and not just a spirit.

 

Much of the New Testament entertained the voice of spirituality for a while; especially say, the writings of apostles like Paul, and the various (Greek/Cappadocian/Ephesian?) writings that appeared in the Bible under the name of “John.” Indeed, the Gospel of John was overwhelmingly, as its first impression, a rejection of the material “world” or “cosmos,” it seems in one reading. Yet? We have said here that the New Testament is essentially not as one-sidedly spiritual as preachers have pictured it; it was more exactly a dialogue between the two voices, of spirituality vs. a more materialistic science of God. Finally, as even John began to note, 1) Jesus was “the Word made flesh” (John 1.14); 2) Jesus had come to “save the world” and not condemn it (John 3.16); while 3) John even began to embrace a materialistic “test” of what is true in Christianity (1 John 4.1 etc.); admitting as Christians, only those who were willing to say that Jesus had come … “in the flesh” (1 John 4.2). Suggesting that 4) Jesus had “overcome”- and redeemed; reinstated – the “world”; while 5) the book of Revelation attempts to picture a heavenly spiritual God and his kingdom, returning to this physical earth again (Rev. 21). In a Day of Judgement, a Day of the Lord; in a Second Coming. Expressed in large part, in preview, as a “second voice,” the more materialistic/scientific, work-oriented voice, in the New Testament. A voice that alone, reconciles the extreme, gnosticizing, heretical philosophical/Platonistic, Buddhist ascetic voice of over-spirituality, of the Christian priesthood; with at last a partial return to the physicalism of the Old Testament God. Pictured in part, as God eventually returning from an ethereal Heaven, to this physical world; in a Second Coming. As God, spirit indeed begins to return conceptually, even here and how; when the Science of God outlines the missing link between spirit and materialism, religion and science … and in effect, heaven and earth. Thus are the two voices, the two split halves of our preachers’ radical and heretical dualism, reconciled; thus is “spirit” poured on “flesh” once again. Thus is a formerly too-spiritual priestly “Christ,” returned to “flesh”; and to this physical earth. This is largely how Christ returns to the “world.”

 

 

 

 

 

A Metaphorical/Spiritual Reading of

The Apocalypse,

The Destruction of Heaven as

Maturing,

Acquiring “Judgment”?

 

 

 

Possibly to be sure, this can be more easily faced by some … by seeing, for once, the Destruction of Heaven as a metaphor? A metaphor for, even, a spiritual moment, like simply … growing up? Becoming realistic? Able to connect abstract concepts to physical realities? But if so? Is the a spiritual moment, to end all spiritual moments. It is spirituality, imploding; and leaving us standing on this material earth again.

 

In speaking very dramatically, of “the Destruction of Heaven,” we have of course been speaking in a preacherly style, if only for a moment; very dramatic and grand; even grandiose. What we are describing here is for now, described in a way that what we are talking about seems much, much larger than life; even supernatural-seeming. But to be sure, consider another reading of the Apocalypse, the Day Heaven is destroyed, the day we see God face to face on earth. All this talk of our childhood “Heaven” of “miracles” and “spirituality,” being replaced by a sense of God and good that “comes down to earth,” so to speak? All that Biblical language could always be taken as a metaphor; as a symbolic way of talking about the “day” a “child” “matures” or simply, “grows” up. The day we no longer expect giant miracles to appear out of thin air; but become humble at last. And see that giant, spectacular wonders don’t appear all that easily or often; and that more often our own hard, “humble,” practical “work,” with our “hands” (as the Bible said), even working as a simple farmer, is far more practical and reliable, in providing our day-to-day needs, and bread. Than praying, and waiting for bread to appear out of thin air.

 

So that? All this talk of our “Heaven,” full of larger-than-life religious heroes promising huge, rather magical-seeming miracles and spirits? And of that “Heaven” crashing down to earth one day? Might indeed, simply be taken for once as a metaphor for a moment in the mind or “spirit”; for the “day” we grow up. But here we do not mean “growing in our faith,” in the traditional way. Eventually the Bible really meant … growing up beyond our childhood “faith”; growing up to attain realistic sense. Or, if there is still the promise of a spectacular future? Then growing up, and learning science, takes us to that future. Learning real science; and the science of God. Finally God told us to honor things that show physical “signs” of being effective. And to date it has been not preachers praying for miracles, but has been primarily science and technology, that have proven to come closest to taking us to real results. And to that grand Biblical vision. Of a mankind with huge powers, flying through space and time, in the heavens.

 

So while we are presenting this Biblical vision at times, in preacherly/ Apocalyptic language? As a grand – even grandiose – promise of giant, spectacular, even lurid events? The whole Apocalyptic vision – of angels crashing to earth; of Heaven itself dissolving; of God appearing here on this physical earth? Could be taken as being – at least in some part – a simple figure of speech; an allegory. For the day we grow up, beyond the lurid visions of our “child”hood. While indeed, St. Paul and others, told us that one day we are supposed to “mature” in our vision. While the Bible often noted that even Jesus as a child, needed some development; needed to “grow” in understanding and so forth (Luke 4.52). While if we were told that we cannot enter the “kingdom of God” except as becoming “humble” or “children,” it seems the emphasis might be on being “humble” in expectations; or open to new ideas, like a child after all.

 

Or? If we can only enter the “kingdom of God” as children? Then still, once we are there, we are not supposed to remain children forever; but one “day,” we are supposed to put aside our childish misunderstanding of life. And grow up.

 

Regarding the knowledge of many things in past ages? As the Apostle/Saint Paul said (in one reading), even his own, “our” apostolic “prophesies” and “knowledge” were imperfect. And would “pass” away one special day; when we put aside “childish ways.”

 

“Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; be babes in evil, but in thinking be mature” (1 Corin. 14.20).

 

“As for prophesies they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect…. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully….” (1 Corin. 13.11).

 

“So that we may no longer be children” (Eph. 4.14)

 

“He who descended is he who also ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things)…. And his gifts were … the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness [sic] of Christ; so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles. Rather, in speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way” (Eph. 4.9-13 RSV).

 

But what is the “mature” thing to see? Many preachers suggest that to be mature, is to see things the way they do; especially, to be spiritual. But that isn’t what the Bible finally called for.

 

What does maturity tell many of us? That the promises of our preachers have been much bigger than life; much bigger even than science it seemed. And yet their actual performance, was much smaller. They told us they could walk on water, and make “mountains” move, just by faith and a prayer. Yet when we asked them to do that right now, in our own time? In a timely way, and in front of reliable witnesses? They normally, did not deliver. Their promises were huge; but their actual physical works and fruits?

 

To try to explain how and why our religion might somehow fail to deliver all the physical things it promised? Our preachers generated many excuses. And among them? Was the idea that God never really promised physical things at all; that what appeared to be promises of physical things were just figures of speech, or allegories, for mental or spiritual things. For example, if God had promised and brought us real actual literal bread? Physical food? Parts of the New Testament, began to hint that these might just be metaphors; that Jesus and his thoughts, his spirit, were “bread indeed.” While Paul began to speak at times of the “Fruits of the spirit.”

 

And so some might even see the Apocalypse, the Destruction of Heaven, as a mere metaphor for a spiritual event; like growing up. Or even becoming spiritual; less materialistic, and more religious and spirit.

 

Yet finally we will be finding in our books here, that ultimately, God did not want a just “spiritual” religion. The fact is, we require, and God promised, lots of very physical material things. And indeed, God was not as “spiritual” as our ministers say.

 

So that finally, all this is not just about a spiritual event; about growing up, to become spiritual. In fact we will see here that while condemning many things in priests, finally, the Bible also condemns even … spirituality. We will see that God “knows” that we “have need” of physical material food and such things, just to live. So that finally, God actually gave us not a “spiritual” religion; but a fuller credo which could deal effectively also with the material side of life. By way especially? Of Science. The great art of dealing with physical things.

 

In some ways therefore, it might seem as if the End is just about growing up to become more “spiritual.” But finally, that is not what we find out in our books here however. The fact is, any good, “full” religion, needs to deal responsibly with every aspect of life; including our physical needs. And ultimately therefore, the real, fuller religion of the Bible is not mere “spirituality”; rather instead, it was a more balanced theology. One that can take care of the spiritual side of life – but also the physical side of life too. Through science.

 

Finally “the mind of Christ” (1 Corin. 2.16), is a mind that includes much Science in it. Indeed, more science than spirituality.

 

As we will see in our seven or more books, here.

 

 

 

The Two Voices –

As Two “Part”s of God

 

 

It now therefore seems clear, that – exactly as God warned – essentially “all” our preachers, erred mightily. In their faith and spirituality, say. And/or that at least in recent days, their approach is now found obsolete; unsuitable for our own time. Given advances in Science and Theology.

 

But can we say these things? Can we firmly say that essentially all our priests and holy men sinned and erred? Erred not just in their personal behavior, but also in their most allegedly holy moments, outlining doctrines and so forth? In fact, God warned us over and over, that there have always been huge sins in our holiest men; even after “inspiration,” or after receiving the “spirit.” While indeed, the Bible told us that one “day” God would show that to us. While indeed – that is what is beginning in part to happen, even here and now; to-“day.”

 

What are we seeing here and now, today? It should by now be clear, especially, that essentially all our priests missed or denied, a major voice in the Bible. Specifically, they were not able to quite see, or tell others about, the 1) many times that God warned about false things in holy men. The times that 2) God warned that therefore, we should not have too much faith in preachers. The times that 3) God told us to learn, instead, a science of God. With its requirement that all preachers and holy men verify that they are good and from God, by demonstrating real, physical, material “fruits.”

 

Preachers, we are firmly saying here, were often really bad; even evil.

 

But how can this be true? Or, how can anyone believe and face this? In fact, the Bible itself supports our conclusion. The Bible itself warned over and over, continuously, that priests have normally neglected or missed – or actively denied – the bigger picture of God. This the Bible did, in dozens of different ways. But among the many different perspectives on priestly errors, we might note here the times that the Bible warned – and apostles admitted – more specifically, that apostles, preachers will … have seen only “parts” of the Bible. Only “parts” of God. They saw and obeyed the spiritual part, the spiritual voice or “calling”; but they ignored, denied, and rigorously disobeyed, the second, fuller, more physical part of life and of God.

 

Preachers have always presented themselves as very high authorities on God and Truth; merely by presenting themselves at the head of the church every Sunday, presuming to lecture us all about who and what truth was like, in spite of their superficial humility, they implicitly and even explicitly presented themselves as very “high” and “lofty” authorities indeed. But even the Apostle Paul, warned about many sins in holy men. And for that matter, Paul warned about a specific deformity, that we should now mention briefly: Paul warned that holy men, even like as Paul himself, would see only “part” of the truth, and of God. Paul warned that he and others – as he said, “we” Christians – would see only “parts” of God; and would not see all of God, until the “day” of the End of time. When the “full”er outline of the “perfect” at last comes, in the second coming:

 

“Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully” (1 Corin. 13.12; see also all of 1 Corin. 13).

 

“There are many parts, but one body” (1 Corin. 12.20 ff).

 

“But God has so composed the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior part, that there may be no discord” (1 Corin. 12.24-5).

 

“As you have understood in part” (2 Corin. 1.14; see also all of 2 Corin. 1.8-12-5.19-6.2. A mostly spiritual Paul …but noting a “double” quality in his text, 1.15 ff., and noting his only “part” of the truth, to persist until the “day” 1.14; 2 Corin. 1.12-5.16).

 

“Create in himself one new man, in place of the two” (Eph. 2.15).

 

 

As part of his rather Greek-loving, Platonistic side, Paul often spoke in the mental framework of Plato’s famous Theory of Forms; which held that in our life on earth, we are like residents in a dark cave, that see only the “shadows” and im-“perfect” reflections, as in a “dark” mirror, of the fuller outline of truth, the ideal forms, outside the cave, or in the “heavens.” While indeed many people acknowledge that our own human knowledge here on earth, is likely only “part” of the larger, fuller truth. And even St. Paul the apostle, acknowledged that; acknowledged that even “I,” Paul as he said, knew God only “in part”; whereas it would take yet another revelation or two, to see and understand God “fully.” While Paul confirmed this in his other rather Platonistic pronouncements too. Paul admitting elsewhere that “our knowledge” and even “our prophesy” was imperfect; that “we” saw things only as in a mirror, darkly (q.v.). Until the day (2 Corin. 1.12-14 ff). [In regarding what is “first” and “last,” the “physical” or the spiritual, Paul to be sure, seemed to favor the spiritual as being “first” in importance for his own time. Yet Paul also noted he could only “hope” to be proven true, when we understand “fully” – 2 Corin. 1.12-13. Acknowledging moreover, that his assertion that his Platonistic preference for spirit would stand the test of “full” disclosure, was a “boast” by him – 1.12. Paul noting that God himself had made a physical Adam, as Paul admitted, “first” – 1 Corin. 15.45; from Gen. 2.7. Paul often seemed to think that only a spirit, an ideal Platonic self, could be eternal. Yet the final End was a “mystery” to him; and rather than our physical nature being abolished, he spoke more of a spiritualized “body,” that involved “this perishable nature,” “putting on” the “imperishable,” 1 Corin. 15.45-53. That, combined with coded references to “work” with our “hand,” will show Paul compromising his spiritual voice, with references to the other voice: the importance of physical work, and physical results.]

 

The apostle Paul himself therefore, did not really claim to know the truth “fully”; he could only “hope” or “boast” that the End Time, Judgement Day, would support him. And if our highest holy men could not even really be sure of themselves? And if they admitted that they themselves, saw God only in “part”? In a mirror, im-“perfect”ly? Then ordinary preachers therefore, should today be prepared to acknowledge that their own knowledge extends to only “part”s of God. While, in acknowledgment of their own inadequacies and partiality, and in anticipation of the End, and a severe Judgement, and seeing already a partial outline of a “second” appearance to Christ here and now, preachers should now be prepared to see particularly, some parts of the Bible, a “full”er outline, of God, than what they have acknowledged earlier. Specifically, even to “day” it is time for preachers to notice – and obey – the parts of the Bible that outlined not blind faith; but a science of God. That supported not blind faith in spiritual things. But that demanded that we examine and evaluate holy men, by their physical, material fruits, works, signs, deeds, and proofs. Which even the often very-spiritual and “faith”ful Paul did.

 

Paul acknowledged that “our” prophesies – including Paul it seems – were imperfect and would pass away. And Paul acknowledged especially, that he and others like him would see things only in “part,” until the day of the end. Therefore, we must now clearly say that all our preachers have only seen, or have chosen to tell us about, only a “part” – as it turns out, less than half – of the larger, fuller outline of God. So that? In their claims to know God very well, or well enough? In that, as foretold, all our holy men sinned. In particular, when they pictured God as being too entirely spiritual, they all – just like St. Peter their predecessor – denied and even strongly disobeyed the parts, the commands of God, that they did not want to see or obey. Yet here and now, we are beginning to fix that. By at last, noting the many “parts “of the Bible itself, that preachers ignored and disobeyed. The parts that finally, reveal a “second” and better coming of Christ. A “second” coming that of course, should now be “first” in importance for all of us.

 

Will the second coming of Christ be accepted? In the Bible, it seems, not all accept it. And to be sure? We here for now, offer just a single book – against a millions preachers and churches. And yet, though a billion sophistical misrepresentations might be brought against us, and bellowed from every church, all of the world, to a captive audience? Here however, we have begun to give the ordinary reader, a certain amount of ammunition, to use on their own, for the truth. And in our seven and more later books? We are about to review the hundreds of neglected quoted from the Bible – that support the move from an over-spiritual to a more scientific/materialist theology. Here and in our later books, we present hundreds of passages from the Bible. Which become allies, bullets in our effort to at last make it clear that God and his real followers, are not supposed to be too spiritual or faithful to traditional religious authority; but are supposed to “test everything” in religion itself. “Put me to the test,” God commands strongly in Malachi 3.10. God repeating this, when he says we are to “test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21). God reaffirming this strongly, in important texts for the Science of God – like Daniel 1.4-15 King James edition; and 1 Kings 18.20-39. Or Deut. 18.21-22. While God tells us to constantly seek to affirm or dis-confirm priests, according to what we “observe” of their physical, material “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “prosperity,” “deeds,” and “proofs”; the physical material good they produce, in a timely way (“at hand”; quickly”; “presently”; in a year or two. As evaluated by real, actual, empirical “science” (Dan. 1.4 KJE).

 

Bad preachers have always fought this part of revelation; because they do not want to be publicly tested … and found wanting, and even flatly false. And desperate to avoid all that? Preachers have found one or two lines they can read as telling us not to “put the Lord your God to the test.” But that was just a single, misleading line … that a) was finally re-read, re-translated /interpreted, by Jesus himself. To tell us simply not to “tempt” God with immortality; or not to “test” his patience with immortality. The fact is, the Bible told us to “test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21) in religion, over and over again. Especially, as the story of Ahaz begins to make clear, God even began to get mad, at those who insisted we should not “Test” God. we are not to tempt God’s patience … by continuing to ignore his command to us, to ask for visible, material, physical “signs,” and empirical proofs, for all that alleged holy men and preachers say.

 

“Put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts” (Mal. 3.10); “test everything” even the rather spiritual Paul finally affirms. And we will see, that means applying real scientific testing to all of religion. That does not mean applying the “test of faith”; the concept of the test of faith, we will note, was proposed in the Bible. But here once again, our preachers fail to note the larger context: the whole idea of a “test of faith, was proposed in the Bible – but not by God; but literally, it was proposed by Satan himself. In Job 1.6-11. Preachers here failing to note the larger context and picture and message. So that? They ended up following and quoting … Satan himself. As foretold (Isaiah; Rev. 13, etc.).

 

Until to “day,” even our preachers and apostles especially, (and even by their own admission), have presented us all with a merely partial, incomplete “part” of the fuller truth of God and of Life. They presented us with often, just single lines or pages, out of context; excerpts that seemed, taken just by themselves, to show that we should never ask for physical things from religion; ask for real “signs” and physical proofs. Yet while some parts of the Bible seemed to cater to that narrow preacherly bias, today it is time at last “see,” the first glimmering of the fuller outline, the fuller appearance, of God. Where it now becomes clean and “plain,” what God actually told us continually, overall: that we should begin here and now, to apply real, scientific testing, to everything in our religion. Indeed, in 1 Thess. 5.21, even the very preacherly and spiritual Paul orders us to “test everything” in religion. While the fuller outline of God, commanding us to learn Science, becomes clear, as we move outside the self-admittedly “part”ial and im “perfect” Paul, and his im “perfect” and partial “knowledge.” As we read say, Malachi 3.10. Where God thunders “put me to the test.” Or read the story of Ahaz. Where God is even “weary” at those who try to use the “test” line to fail to ask for “signs.” Where God in the person of Isaiah, even seems extremely angry, at those who do not at last hear and see this.

 

Far from “faith”fully following forever, without material proofs from them, actually? Actually we are finally not just allowed, but are actually strongly commanded by God himself, to “test everything,” including our religion. Testing everything … with what turns out to be a real empirical science. Far from following prophets and angels “blind”ly, actually we are supposed to begin examining every saying that has been alleged to have come from God – to see if it was really from God or not. Or whether it was instead, a false saying; falsely attributed to God.

 

Far from continuing to follow unreliable holy men, or sayings alleged to have come from God, following them with total blind faith, actually, on “Second” glance, we suddenly see God delivering a very different message from that. Actually, finally, God tells us firmly that we are supposed to follow allegedly holy sayings, we are to not to even begin thinking about believing or have “faith” or confidence in them … until we clearly see that following any individual saying, produces real, physical, materially- and scientifically- observable and confirmable … “fruits” (Mat. 7.16-19); “works”; “signs”; “deeds”; “prosperity”; and “proofs.” As seen in a timely way, “soon” and “at hand,” and as “observe”d and confirmed with “test”ing and “science.”

 

Amazingly, shatteringly, God himself did not stress “faith”; instead, God told you yourself, to learn to see and use, a Science of God. You are not to have very much faith at all; no more faith than a “grain of mustard seed.” Instead, God orders you yourself, to actively use real science, to re-evaluate all things, even in religion; to learn to see them as good or bad, true or false; as being from God or not. According to the actual physical good that following them produces, the real empirical evidence. Finally, you are not supposed to follow religious leaders, preachers any more, on the basis of blind faith in all-too-fallible religious authority, or faith in “God” or “Christ” as you have heard them described in church. Instead of doing that, you yourself are supposed to follow and believe, only sayings and doctrines, which have been proven to produce real, physical good. Good that can be “observe”d by our physical “eyes”; and in a timely way (“soon,” “at hand,” “quickly,” in a year or two, etc.).

 

So now we see a second and better vision of Christ. Which tells us in effect, among other things, that you yourself are not supposed to have such strong faith; instead, God here commands you to follow only things that are verified by – as the Bible finally says, explicitly – real, empirical “Science.”

 

To be sure, now and then even Science makes mistakes. But real science knows this. And so it is not arbitrarily dogmatic; but is always open to new empirical evidence. And to be sure, until very recently, Science was not quite sophisticated enough, to do Religion justice; its accounts of Religion were therefore, rather dismissive. However, since the development of the social and behavioral or human sciences? Like Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology? Today, these variations of at least “soft” science, are, as of today, sophisticated enough to do rather full justice, to religious social mores and psychology. No longer is it necessary to simply oppose Religion, since it claims non-visible or mental results only. Especially when the Science of God can easily meet science half-way; in our rediscovery of the even hard materialistic side, of even … God himself. And of Christ.

 

Which gives us a dramatic, second appearance to Christ, after all: seeing Christ now, advocating not faith, but science.

 

 

 

 

Is This a “Strange New Doctrine”?

 

 

“Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment…. Yet I am writing you a new commandment” (1 John 2.7).

“Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning, they have become to him altars for sinning. Were I to write for him my laws by ten thousands, they would be regarded as a strange thing” (Hos. 8.11-12).

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings” (Heb. 13.8-9).

“And they glorified God and they were filled with awe, saying ‘We have seen strange things today'” (Luke 5.26).

“You bring some strange things to our ears” (Acts 17.20).

 

 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing” (Isa. 43.19, Jer. 31.22).

“Clear out the old to make way for the new” (Lev. 26.10; 2 Corin. 5.17).

“A new commandment I give to you” (John 13.34; cf. 1 John 2.7, 2 John 1.5).

“So that he might fill all things …to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine…. Let no one deceive you with empty words”” (Eph. 4.10-14-5.6).

“Led away by diverse and strange teachings” (Heb. 13.9).

“We wait for new heavens” ( 2 Peter. 3.13).

“The new Jerusalem which comes down from God” (Rev. 3.12).

“For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable” (1 Corin. 15.53).

“Put on the new nature” (Col. 3.10).

“Create in himself one new man, in place of the two” (Eph. 2.15).

 

 

 

In the past, preachers missed all this. They missed all this – because they looked at and quoted and could face, only misleading parts or fragments of the Bible. Because of the secret vanity in preachers, and their desire to control others, they looked only at the parts of the holy books, that seemed to prove that God supported preachers and holy men, and their spirituality. Preachers looked at or acknowledged only parts of the text, that seemed to flatter preachers. That tell us that 1) our preachers and churches were quite reliable; even “holy” and “sacred”; even “perfect.” The parts that seemed to say that therefore, 2) we should follow our holy men and churches, with all but total, even blind, “Faith.” Follow preachers … or more exactly, follow the verbal picture of God and Christ, that they painted for us. With their many sermons and homilies. It we followed our preachers – or their sermons about God? Then, 3) preachers proudly assured us over and over that we would get huge physical “miracles.” Or? If not physical miracles? Then 4) we would get wonderful mental or “spiritual” consolations. We would get “faith” and “hope” and “peace” of mind or spirit and so forth. And finally 5) we were often firmly promised, that if we follow preachers and their vision, their image of God, “Christ” as they described him, then when we died, we would get to go to “Heaven” itself. And indeed, our preachers found parts of the Bible that at first seem to say all that, in the common, prevailing, preacherly reading. Yet while anyone who has gone to church for a few weeks has heard all this? Here and now, today, it is finally time to begin to take a look at another set of quotes. To look at seventy, a hundred and more quotes from the Bible, that our preachers overlooked, or “twist”ed. Here it is time to look at hundreds of quotes … that finally offer a much fuller and more accurate picture of what the Bible really, more fully said. Quotes that ultimately present a much “full”er, “second” picture of God and Christ. One where God says some things that are better, but also shattering. In that they finally say something quite different, even from what we were always told in almost every church, all over the whole “world.” But if after all, we now find that the “Christ”ian “worship” all over the whole “world” was largely false? Then after all, that too exactly fulfills the Bible itself, and its End Time Prophesies especially (Rev. 13, etc.).

 

Many people might say, that this is a “strange new doctrine”; and that the Bible therefore condemns it as such. And indeed, what you are now seeing here, is a dramatically different view of Christ, what your heard in Church. But what we see here is not really “new”; it was in the Bible, all along. What we see here is a totally Biblical appearance of God. One which at first might superficially appear to be a forbidden, “strange new doctrine.” But which is really absolutely conservative and traditional and loyal to God; in that it conforms totally to the Bible itself.

 

Indeed, what we now see here is exactly like say, 1 John 2.7 and 13.34. What we see here and now, is both “new” and “old” at the same time. What we see is no more or less “new,” than Jesus’ first “new commandments” and so forth:

 

“Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true in him and in you” (1 John 2.7-8; John 13.34; cf. remarks condemning double tongues, and those who say yes and no).

 

When Jesus appeared on earth the first time, in the New Testament, some might have complained that he was voicing strange new doctrines. Like his commandment – to “love one another” for example. But John reminds us that they were in one sense “new”; new in the positively foretold sense, of the “new heaven,” beginning tentatively to come down to earth, as we see more fully in Revelation (Rev. 21). But this is an allowed kind of “new.” While then too, in another sense, the “new” statements by Jesus, were as traditional, as Biblical as things get, and were not “new” at all. Ultimately, what we see here of the new appearance of Christ, is absolutely, constantly tied, rigorously, to the classic old book: the Bible. Even especially the Old Testament. Anything we say here therefore, might appear “new” in one sense; in a positive sense. At the same time though, what we say is also as old, and as traditional, and as conservative as … following the Bible itself.

 

What we say here therefore, is both “new” and not new; in the very same way that the New Testament words of Jesus himself were both new … and yet more traditional than anything else in the world. So what we say here, is exactly like the status of the first coming of Christ; both new and not new. As 1 John at least attempted to say, for Jesus, regarding the conclusion of his first coming to earth (1 John 2.7-8; John 13.34 ff).

 

What we will see and say in our books here therefore, is in a sense both “new” and not new. The second appearance of Christ, as we will have tried to present it here, is absolutely consistent with every single word of the old Bible. But then too, it presents all the old things in a way that will seem (and in one sense is) entirely new. But this was allowed and justified and explained by 1 John 2.7 for example. While some appearance of newness was indirectly indicated or implied, in the startling, unexpected – and therefore seemingly “new” – nature of the End, after all. Our “second” appearance of Christ to be sure, seems extremely different than what most have believed that Christ was like; it therefore seems to some like a “strange new doctrine.” But 1John explained all this. While indeed, the Second Coming will of course, seem like a massively strange and frighteningly “new” development. Though it is nothing but the realization of old, even ancient promises, after all. And in that sense, is not new at all.

 

This appearance is to be sure, extremely painful and dis “illusion”ing to traditional believers. Indeed, it is “fiery,” and even heaven-shattering. But if so? Then it is precisely on that very account, once more absolutely, totally loyal to the Bible. All of that is precisely and exactly as foretold – of the “day” of the Apocalyptic Second Coming of God.

 

Precisely as foretold, the “day” when you read this and understand and accept this, can be extremely disillusioning; painful, and heaven-shattering. But if it is? Then after all, it is exactly what was foretold: the “day” you see Christ a second time, it is all supposed to be “fiery” and painful for most. Painful even especially, for those who were “proud” and “lofty.” Among whom we now specifically include especially, those many priests who proudly thought that they were already fully “knowledge”-able about God. This will be a shattering experience, especially for those who thought they were entirely good, or adequately knew and were following, Christ. Since here we find that those who thought they were following “Christ” were following a false image of him, a False Christ. As foretold. So that in the end, God must say to nearly all those that thought they were following God and Christ, the many that thought they were Christians, and who cried out “Lord, lord” (Mat. 25.11-13 etc.), that after all God will say “Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.” (Luke 13.25; Mat. 7.21-23). The Son of Man comes in an unexpected hour … and in an unexpected way. With an unexpected message, for many. One that will be very painful for most. But finally, very liberating too.

 

The Second Coming of God is supposed to be particularly painful and humbling – especially for priests. And for the very angels in heaven. Here, precisely as prophesied, God arrives not to simply congratulate all our holy men. But to expose countless sins in them. God returns to uncover sins not just in everyday people. Rather he returns in large part, to note longstanding, massive sins – sins especially in our holiest men on earth. Sins even in the holiest men and angels in Heaven itself. Here and now, as foretold of the “day,” God comes to shower critical, purgative “fire,” even on the very “household of God” (1 Peter 4.17). Even the sons of “Levi.” On the tribe of priests (Mal. 2-3). Painful burning “fire” is to come even to the “beloved” household of God itself. And specifically and explicitly? No one should find this “strange“:

 

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as your share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed” (1 Peter 4.12-13).

 

“For the time has come for judgement to begin with the household of God” (1 Peter 4.17).

 

No one should find this “strange” at all.

 

For that matter, perhaps even the “fire” is survivable too, after all. More moderately? The Bible says that God’s final “words” are a fire; and that this fire might be in a way, not entirely fatal. But will merely melt and burn away all our illusions and delusions; in order to “refine” our spirits and minds, the way gold and silver are refined, not destroyed, after all (Mal. 3.1-11).

 

Who suffers the most? To be sure, while the text of Peter asks us, if God will punish priests and angels, then “what” will be the fate of non-priests and others. Yet here note a point of semantics: technically the text does not say that non-priests will be punished more; it indeed only asks “what” will be their fate … as an open if rhetorical question. While indeed, book of James suggests elsewhere, that “teachers” of religion, like priests, will be subjected to even greater penalties than others in the end. Because when a teacher goes bad, he misleads not only himself, but the whole world (James 3.1). “For we all make many mistakes” (James 3.1). “We” apparently including holy men – and even a major apostle, like the Apostle James. While “we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (3.1).

 

Can preachers and congregations “face” this? For centuries, countless churchgoers and church leaders have at times almost eagerly looked forward to the End. To the Apocalypse. To the “day” when God comes to earth again. Millions of people who think they are very good, who think they are followers of the “Lord,” have eagerly looked forward to this day. Because they have proudly, vainly thought that surely they themselves, especially priests and ministers, would of course, be found to have been better than everyone else. Many have looked forward to the End, because they believe that God comes to earth simply to reward they themselves, and their church, and their pastors, and all their friends. For a job well done. Yet as we begin to see God and Christ appearing again here and now, in this very book? Here, suddenly, we do not see God simply congratulating and canonizing our acclaimed holy men; not at all. Far from it. Instead, we here and now begin to see God starting to call our attention to longstanding sins, in our holiest men and priests. Here and now we begin to see a rather different Christ; one who adamantly notes sins even in “all” the angels and apostles in Heaven itself. And of course, sins in all those priests and ministers, when they followed these false apostles, all-too-faithfully; all-too-religiously. When they followed other higher false leaders, into a “pit.”

 

To-“day” therefore, just as foretold of the “Day of the Lord,” etc., we will not see God coming to simply congratulate our preachers on a job well done. On the contrary: we see God coming now, to put our preachers’ feet to the painful “fire.” We see God now beginning to expose huge, grievous, literally fatal, culpable sins in our “good” holy men in particular. Because their very idea of “Good” and “God,” was false, the better, the more godly they thought they were, the worse they were.

 

 

 

God, Christ, Returning to Earth

 

 

 

Here and now therefore, God comes to (in part hereby?) submit to fire and to dissolve, “all” those in Heaven. And to dissolve Heaven itself. Exactly as foretold (Isa. 34.4, 51.6; 2 Peter 3.7-12, 1.3-5, 2.1-4; Rev. 21):

 

“Draw near, O nations, to hear, and hearken, O peoples! Let the earth listen, and all that comes from it. 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 judgment” (Isa. 34.1-5).

 

The present heavens … are reserved for fire…. The day of the Lord will come… The heavens will disappear…. That day will bring abut the destruction of the heavens by fire” (2 Peter 3.7-10-12 NIV).

 

“Let no one contend, and let none accuse, for with you is my contention, O priest. You shall stumble by day, the prophet also shall stumble with you by night; and I will destroy your mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me” (Hos. 4.4).

 

“From prophet to priest, every one deals falsely” (Jer. 6.13).

 

“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. 5.30-31).

 

“Lift up your eyes to the heavens … for the heavens will vanish like smoke” (Isa. 51.6).

 

For centuries, for thousands of years or millennia, we have been promised “Heaven.” Heaven in fact, was a major and “lofty” “pillar” of what has been called mainstream Christianity, for 2,000 years. But if God himself is “eternal,” and “above all heavens, still, Heaven itself – the “place” where all our holiest men and angels are said to be – is beginning to “dissolve” in fact. In fact, as foretold, as you read this very book, you should begin to see a very different, second and better appearance to God and Christ. But one which means that your first impression, the image of Christ that promised “miracles” or “spirituality,” the image that your got in church, was not right. So that therefore your own “present,” traditionally Christian Heaven itself, and “all” in it, are to be “dissolved” (2 Peter 3.7-12).

 

Heaven itself is supposed to be exposed, and dissolved. Along with “all” in it. With special attention to preachers. Yet as unbelievable and painful as that is, those who here and now learn at last, to see and face the sins of holy men? To witness to even this? Those will begin even here and now, to at last more fully see a “second” and better appearance to Christ. It may even be that those preachers who are at last humble enough to re-read their Bibles, and to at last publicly and repeatedly confess their own sins? Those who hear the voice at last, of the critical Science of God? Even such a preacher, might at last become almost good. And might eventually see the “full”er appearance of Christ. See the appearance/”parousia.” The one that takes us at last, to the promised peace or prosperity. To the promised “kingdom” of God and Good. To a kingdom that is not just “in Heaven,” or just in our imagination or “spirit.” But to a real kingdom, of real physical good. Here; on this physical earth. As foretold.

 

At last.

 

Those who at long last, learn the Science of God, learn to see the second and better appearance of God, will experience many practical rewards. In particular, they will be learning to unite the full power of Religion … to the full power of Science and Technology. And it is that construction – and only that construction – that at last combines the two formerly-warring halves of human experience: the divine and the earthly; the new heaven and earth; word and world. To date, only the Science of God, combines both religion and science – and reunites heaven and earth; word and world, spirit and flesh. As foretold. Only the coming of a scientific approach to religion, can successfully locate God and Good again, not just in “heaven,” but in the material things of Science; on this earth again. Only this fuller, hybrid theology, ends dualism, “double”ness; and pours religion and spirit into material “flesh” again (q.v.). Only the Science of God indeed, relocates and honors and can work with, God and Good – here. On this physical earth. Again.

 

There were many parts of the Bible, that suggested that indeed, the two voices, the dualistic split in the Bible, would one day be healed over; and especially by the return of “spirit” to the material “earth” and “flesh.” To form a new man, a better nature. Both spiritual to some extent … but also physical:

 

“I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2.17).

 

“Lo! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of en eye…. For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable… that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Corin. 15.51-53-58).

 

“We were by nature children of wrath…. Put on the new nature” (Eph. 2.3, 4.24).

 

“Your body is a temple” (1 Corin. 6.19; not just the body of the “church,” but our actual bodies and this physical earth. We will show).

 

“Jesus himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them … ‘See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have…. Have you anything here to eat?’ And they gave him a piece of broiled fish” (Luke 24.36-43).

 

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the … spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph. 6.12-17 NIV).

 

“The LORD has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and high” (Isa. 2.12 RSV).

 

“Though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down” (Amos 9.2).

 

“On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven” (Isa. 24.21).

 

“The LORD whom you seek will suddenly come
to his temple…. He is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi [the priests] and refine them … till they present right offerings to the LORD” (Mal. 3.1-3).

 

“You are God’s temple” (1 Corin. 3.16). “I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For … each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done” (1 Corin. 3.10-18).

 

“Test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21). “Test the spirits” (1 John 4.1). “Put me to the test, says the LORD” (Mal. 3.10).

 

“… Understanding science” (Dan. 1.4-15 King James Edition).

 

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away… And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven…; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them… And I saw no temple in the city” (Rev. 21.1-3-22).

 

Our spiritual heaven is to be destroyed … and Christ or the “new heaven” more or less comes down to be a real place, a material “kingdom” – very concretely described – here, on this physical earth. And? That place however, is not a “church”; there are no temples in the end. Since we now see God, good, in Nature. Though a Nature that we now see as not so “red in tooth and claw” (as Locke saw it?); but more benign, when properly used. God now being more imminent, than eminent.

 

For many, this will seem utterly shocking to many, and all but impossible to believe or face. Yet all that is precisely as foretold in the Bible itself. All this is (rather) precisely attuned to the biblical descriptions, of the Second Coming. The descriptions of the second appearance of God … on this physical, material earth. All this can in fact be embraced by the most ardent believer; since (as far as we know, and given closer readings) none of this contradicts the Bible.

 

Even our present rough draft here, without any later amendments and clarifications that may be made, seems rather exactly as prophesied, exactly as foretold. By the Bible itself. By God … himself. Both God and the Science of God, firmly dissolving Heaven; and returning any remaining spirit, religion, firmly, to the world of “men,” and physical, material things. As foretold of the Second Coming, for example (Rev. 21, etc.).

 

What therefore is actualy the true, real theology of the Bible, in the end? The ultimately true theology, the ultimately true Christ? Is the one where God, Christ told us 1) there would be many false things in essentially all our prophets and religious leaders. If there are any good leaders, we cannot tell who they are, except by science. To that 2) therefore, we should not every have had such strong faith in any of them; but rather? We should seek 3) the right way to find out who was true and who was false. By using Science. Using science to observe their actualy material, physical “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” and “proof”s. As “observe”d even with our physical “eyes.” And as evaluated by “reason” … and explicitly and by name, “science” (Dan. 1.4-15 KJE, etc.). And 4) if this new vision of God and Christ, seems to dissolve our traditional Heaven itself? Then one “day” after all, this day was supposed to come.

 

Eventually, how many things might we find wrong, in traditional religion? Already we have found three or four, above. But in addition to that? We should note that over the centuries, History, the record of what has “come to pass” (Deut. 18.21 ff), has shown that promises of spectacular miracles, especially were not as reliable or fruitful, as practical knowledge and hard work. Because of that, today we do not pray, waiting for food to appear by miracle on our plate. Instead, we learn to farm, and mill flour, and so forth; and fix our own breakfast. Indeed, many say that the old “miracles” were just things in nature and technology, than ancient people misunderstood. That if a “column of smoke” by day, of fire by night, lead the people of Moses through the wilderness? Perhaps it was not a supernatural miracle … but a signal fire set by scouts, after all. If we saw “fire from heaven,” maybe that was just meteors; or volcanic eruptions. If Moses struck his staff in the water, and the seas parted? Maybe Moses was plumbing the water, looking for a place to ford, during low tide.

 

That new vision of Science, may seem shatteringly mundane, in itself, to many. Preachers proudly promised not such things, but huge, giant, spectacular wonders. The vision, the promises of preachers, were of giant, spectacular, supernatural things; the power to fly through the air, to move mountains by just faith and a prayer; the power to walk on water. It therefore seems like an incredible come-down, “reductionistic” as they say, to see all the old promises, all our hopes, come crashing down to, in one reading, God promising us nothing much more or less than what we already have, in our civilization: fixing our own breakfasts, rather than seeing them appear out of thin air in front of us by magic or miracle. Many preachers indeed therefore, have rejected a natural or naturalistic view of Christianity; holding out for bigger spectacular miracles. However the problem with our preachers who oppose naturalistic readings of biblical miracles, is that in fact, we will find that 1) the Bible itself allows naturalistic explanations for wonders; it allows for example that a “wind” might have blown the sea back for Moses. While 2) the Bible backs Science. And then too? It 3) seems that our preachers were very, very proud; and grandiose in their promises too. Indeed, 4) if Scientific promises seem mundane, at least they are reliable; whereas 5) preachers’ promises of giant, spectacular things, do not come true. So that our preachers, promising miracles? Have committed the sins of Pride and Vanity; and of issuing lies. Issuing false promises. The promises of science may seem more modest than what preachers have promised; but among other things, they have the advantage of being … true. Of being reliable. They are not lies. As many preachers’ promises have been. Or if God is to give us really spectacular wonders? It is science that shows the best signs of being able to do that. God it seems, works better through science and technology, most of the time, than through preachers. Certainly he delivers on the material things he promised, far better. In fact, the prosperity we already obviously have, from science and technology properly and morally used, would have seemed to be a miracle, an incredible wonder, easily, to ancient people. So that finally, the aspect of our lives that seems to show the best “signs” of fulfilling the ancient promises of our Lord, are not praying for miracles; but working in practical ways, with Science. Or, if we need a moral science, the Science of God, and of Good.

 

God it seems clear, rewards us, not even so much according to just our “hope”s and “dreams” or even “spirit”s; but primarily according to the “work” of our “hands,” and other practical deeds (Hands: Deut. 2.7, 14.29, 16.10. 24.19, 28.12, 34.9; Mat. 4.17, 12.10; Acts. 14.3; 1 Corin. 4.12,12.15; Eph. 4.28; Col. 4.18; Phm. 1.19). Though we should not trust just to our own “arm” or “flesh,” at the same time, God is not so unjust, as to forget our own hard work, as they say. While knowledge of the fuller Nature of God, we will see, strengthens the arm, our physical capabilities. And the material “wonders” we can produce. So that indeed, the strength and power of God in part descends, to help our own arms, after all.

 

So that? Here and elsewhere, we will come to a reading, an understanding of the wonders of the Bible, that finds them in part, in existing things in nature and technology. And if this seems disappointing to many? Note that finding religious things in nature, spirit in natural things, finally fulfills prophesy. Of a God, a spirit, who returns to this physical “world” and “flesh.” While this finally gives Nature, more dignity. Even immortality. Creating in effect a “new nature.” Thus fulfilling yet another heaven-to-earth prophesy:

 

“I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2.17).

 

“Lo! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of en eye…. For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable… that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Corin. 15.51-53-58).

 

“We were by nature children of wrath…. Put on the new nature” (Eph. 2.3, 4.24).

 

For many years, Paul and other priests, despised the “flesh,” and so forth (Rom. 8, Gal. 5-6, etc.). But there were in fact problems with, sins in, too much priestly concentration just on spirituality, faith. Particularly, there was always a sin, in the “hate” in priests, for the “world.” So that finally, there were many false things, false spirits, in priestly spirituality itself.

 

To fix that? The spiritual must again find a home in, be read against, material things. And when it does? False spirits are exposed. And the good material things in “nature,” are now found to be stronger and better than everyone thought. Or perhaps you can say, that with the Science of God, we have a “new nature.” Not just spiritual, but also physical. We see the best spirit, joining nature. Creating a nature in which perhaps even, some might say, there is now something good and “immortal” … even in our bodies, our material work. (As we might suggest in our later work on Resurrection and Immortality).

 

So that here? We begin to see another, second and better appearance of Christ Specifically? Here we see Christ not rejecting the physical world, and science; but accepting them, and merging into them, after all.

 

Here in fact, we begin to see Christ – returning to this physical, material earth.

 

Yet to be sure? The return of Christ or God to earth, is not any easy thing. Because first of all? Exactly as foretold? God began by exposing grave sins, in all our priests, and ministers:

 

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings…. For the time has come for judgement to begin with the household of God” (1 Peter 4.12-17).

 

“All the host of heaven will rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall 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 judgment” (Isa. 34.4-5).

 

“Bless those who persecute you” (Rom. 12.14).

 

“Who is blind but my servant…. Who is blind as my dedicated one” (Isa. 42.19).

 

“The dreamers tell false dreams, and give empty consolations…. My anger is hot against the shepherds” (Zech. 10.2-3).

 

“And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as told is tested” (Zech. 13.9; “day of the LORD” 14.1).

 

“But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap; he will sit as refiner of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi [the priests] and refine them … till they present right offerings to the LORD” (Mal. 3.2-3).

 

“Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped” (Isa. 35.5-6).

 

“And now, O priests, this command is for you…. A priest should guard knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. But you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by our instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts, and so I make you despised” (Mal. 2.1-9).

 

“What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem?… (Lam. 2.13). “Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity” (Lam. 2.14). “Ah, this is the day we longed for; now we have it; new see it! The LORD has done what he purposed, he had carried out this treat; as he ordained long ago, he had demolished without pity; he had made the enemy rejoice over you, and exalted the might of your foes…” (Lam. 2.16-17). “Look, O LORD, and see! With whom as thou dealt thus?… Should priest and prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord … Thou has slain them…. Thou didst invite as to the day of an appointed feast my terrors on every side; and on the day of the anger of the LORD none escaped or survived” (Lam. 2.20-22).

 

“The breath [spirit] of our nostrils, the LORD’s anointed, was taken” (Lam. 4.20).

 

“Our eyes failed” (Lam. 4.47).

 

“This was for the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests” (Lam. 4.13).

 

“From prophet to priest, every one deals falsely” (Jer. 6.13).

 

“The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad” (Hos. 9.7).

 

“Let no one contend … for with you is my contention, O priest” (Hos. 4.4 RSV).

 

“He leads priests away stripped” (Job 12.19).

 

 

For many centuries, to be sure, even most of our preachers themselves, have now and then felt that there might be something wrong, with the basics of their religion; with their emphasis on “faith” in say, “miracles.” Yet then they thought that finally, the emphasis on “spirit” would fix everything. But here we will have begun to show that however, the traditional Christianity that we learned from nearly all our preachers, was largely wrong; it represented one “part” of the Bible … but not the larger, fuller story. In particular, the “faith” that nearly all preachers settled on, perhaps brought some temporary peace of mind and obedience, to troubled and uncertain and rebellious people; some “spiritual” benefits. Yet finally we will have begun to see here that 1) the disproportionate emphasis on “faith,” in our preachers, was so extreme, as to cause many people to become gullible; to “believe anything,” as the Bible warned. Once the people were convinced, by calls to “faith,” that God himself was ordering them not to submit things in religion, to critical inspection … then the people were ripe for being taken in, over and over, by dishonest, false religion, a false idea of Christ and God. Once the people were systematically discouraged from looking at or discovering, the science that God had commanded for us? Then they had no real way – or even desire – to detect the many “false” things that would be offered in the “name” of Christ. Thus? The whole world was all too easily mislead. People would all-too-faithfully follow false religious leaders.

 

Then? Once all their critical faculties were disarmed? The whole world was all too easily lead to believe next, 2) in “miracles.” The whole world essentially, until c. 1950 or so, believed in many promises of miracles. In saints that were said to have worked huge miracles; in modern evangelicals that did faith-healings. All coming from the promise that Jesus had literally walked on water, and made bread appear out of thin air, and made real “mountain”s move, just by mentalism, conjuring. And the people were constantly read parts of the Bible, that seemed (taken by themselves, and out of larger context) to imply that we too, could get “whatever” “works” we “asked.” Just by, in effect, conjuring, or mentalism, or Magic, the foretold “sorcerers”: praying for things, in our mind or spirit, and waiting for things to happen, out of thin air. While we were often encouraged to give up on our own practical “work,” with our “arms,” and just pray and wait. But the problem was? That science and experience – and even parts of the Bible itself (“Do all work miracles?”, etc.) suggest that after all, most of us, even the best of us, don’t really see such wonderful miracles happening on any regular, reliable basis; food does not appear out of thin air, reliably enough to feed us. And therefore? Those who relied too much on these things – which were after all often said to be “holy” and perfect and absolutely true – would have often been in physical need. As 3) would those who believe in “spirits,” to the point that they think we don’t need any material things at all, much; the apostle James barely began to warn in James 2.14-26.

 

Indeed? Anyone who really believed in “prayer” and “miracles,” or in the extreme spirituality that most preachers demanded from us all? All those persons who 1) were faithful to the Christ described by preachers? And who faithfully did exactly what preachers said? Who 2) gave up on practical knowledge and work – say, farming – to just think moral or religious thoughts, spirits, and wait for things to appear out of thin air? Experience and science teaches us that anyone who relied more on miracles, than their own practical work, those civilizations that do not farm, but merely pray, and wait or things to appear? Or 3) consider too preacher’s “spirituality.” Consider spiritual” persons; who believe that we don’t need “mere” physical, material “possessions,” much at all? Who thought that such “spirit”ual things – like feeling love and faith so forth – were “all” we need in life? Such persons – as St. James began to warn – would either a) be fed by other, more practical, “worldly” persons, putting real goods in the collection plates; or b) they would starve to death. In both cases, those who thought they were following God and good, were to one degree or another, lead, not into the “prosperity” and “fruits” that God promised us; but into ignorance, poverty, and premature death. By following promises, demands from preachers … that were not fruitful in real life; in what we see “come to pass” around us.

 

We will have begun to show here therefore, that none of the three major elements of traditional Christianity – 1) faith, in 2) miracles, or 3) spirit – were really true or good. In fact, we have begun here, to suggest that none of these was really the religion, that the true idea of Christ presented; a religion with far, far more emphasis on 4) practical and scientific knowledge and work. While indeed, History, the record of what “comes to pass” in real life, has shown that what prospered peoples, was not praying: but applied science, and practical knowledge. Learning better and better farming techniques, was what really fed us; not praying and waiting for things to appear out of thin air. Or giving up on material food entirely, in favor of “spirits.” Which left us with the empty “dream” of food, the Bible warned (Isa., etc.); but literally starving to death.

 

So the classic “Christianity” that most of us learned, for centuries, and that most learn even today in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox, and all other “Christian” churches … was in fact, largely false. Indeed, it presented us with a “false Christ.” A false Christ that guided those who really, actually believed and followed preachers’ words, not to the promised true obedience to God – and to the fruits and long “life” that they promised. But to the exact opposite. To following a false or anti-Christ, and his ministers; who presented themselves to us as the very God or angels of light. But that were really, Satanically false, deceived persons, all along. Guiding us not to “life,” but to premature death.

 

And so, the many dire warnings from God, about illusions and delusions, from our priests and angels, conclude our present book. In effect, we are saying here, the traditional view of God and Christ, that most of us got in church – stressing “faith,” in either physical “miracles” or “spirit” – was actually, all along, mere the foretold “False Christ”; a false image of God.

 

But while the whole “world” has long since been deceived, as the Bible warned (Rev. 13; 1 John 2-4) by false holy men, following a false Christ? Here and now, we have begun to recover the right idea; from a closer look simply at the Bible itself. A closer look that begins to fulfill ancient biblical prophesies of a “day” of exposure of massive sins in our holiest men, preachers and angels; of even a Destruction of our traditional Heaven itself. But that on the more positive side; begins also to give us at last, a “second” and far, far better second “appearance,” even the first outlines of the foretold Second Coming, of Christ. Christ no longer advocating just simple, or all-but-“blind” faith in holy men; but Christ and God commanding us to learn and constantly employ, a real empirical science to all of religion, including Christianity. To see which things attributed to God, really produce real, material fruits; and which do not. So that we can know which words attributed to God, were things that the LORD himself did not say (Jeremiah, etc.); versus those which are at least partially proven true … by the real, physical “fruits” they produce. By real empirical evidence. As evaluated no longer, by just simple blind faith in all-too-unreliable religious leaders; but by full, careful, scientific, empirical investigation. By the Science of God. Which is in effect, the first outline of the Second Coming, the second and better appearance, of Christ. The appearance, the science and practical knowledge that has already, provably, done (in spite of occasional mistakes), the most to realize the prosperity that God promised to those who follow him. And that thus begins to realize God, Good, not just in Heaven; but here on this physical, material earth.

 

As foretold, by the Bible itself. By God, himself.

 

No doubt, it is difficult for preachers especially, to at last see and face their own sins; to face sins even in the very holy men they themselves followed all-too-faithfully, all-too-religiously. But face and publicly confess it indeed, is what they must do. If they are to finally begin to see and obey God, Christ, as they really, more fully, are.

 

In spite of some preachers’ objections to the notion, the Bible is a two-tiered, two-voiced document. At first the Bible – as read to us by preachers, in church – presents a god for children: a God, a Christ who demands all-but-blind, faithful obedience to Authority, and “father”s. But the Bible is written carefully, deliberately, in such a way that those who are capable of reading more deeply on their own, can begin to see another, “second” Christ. To those who are “mature” enough to see this level of the text, the Bible acknowledges that all human ideas about absolute truth or God, are always after all, flawed human ideas; the “second” voice in the Bible, therefore allowing responsible adults to carefully question, examine even the most authoritative, traditional ideas, even of God, with science. To see where traditional, conservative, authoritative notions stand up, and are proven true. Or where they do not stand up at all, and are proven to have been, simply or partially, false. When we begin to “grow,” and “mature” in this way, we begin to grow up not “in” our faith, as much as growing beyond our childhood blind faith; acquiring at last the more open intelligence, that is capable of seeing the good – but also the evil – seeing the correct ideas – but also primitive mistakes – in ancient ideas of God and Good. And among other things? Without entirely abandoning traditional images of the Good, that served us reasonably well, but not fully? When we at last “see” or perceive the very most traditional sources of all, like the Bible itself, opening up to, allowing, a more open, questing approach, tempered by good, classic scientific and empirical methods (“Do all work miracles”? 1 Corin. 12.29; Ex. 7.9), in effect, we are not entirely, precipitously abandoning ancient beliefs; but have come to see in effect, a “second appearance” to Christ and our god. A Second Coming of God. An appearance that is, amazingly enough, fully authorized, even commanded, by the very most traditional authority of all: by the Bible itself. By God, himself. For those who are not blind; for those who can open their eyes, and see. See the second and better appearance of God; in Science. Or, slightly more conservatively, in the Science of God.

 

As revealed more fully here, at last.

 

Several scholars, and scientists, and thoughtful people, have written similar things in the past; our aim here however, has been to more fully foreground the Biblical quotes, that have been the basis for many such scholars’ thoughts. So that the most ordinary believer, who only knows and believes one book – the Bible – can at last simply, scan quotes from the one authority traditional readers revere: quotes from the Bible itself. And from that, even the very, very conservative, Bible-oriented reader, can learn to see – and at last accept, as authoritative – a second and fuller view of God and Good. The view of God that we get, from the Science of God. Here, even the blindly faithful traditionalist, can at last see his traditional God himself, ordering him to learn and accept, a little practical sense, and real science. Which should make the average blind believer, open his or her eyes up a little bit; and take in the wider range of “knowledge” that everyone needs, to be a good, balanced, well-informed – and materially productive; “fruit”ful – adult. While only such better-informed, well-rounded persons, can be productive enough, to really help us all, do God’s work; and build an increasingly ideal “kingdom” of good, here, in part, on this material earth. And in the larger, physical universe; the new, newly- physical heavens themselves. The heavens that link up with this traditional, material earth, after all. That begin to conceptually tie with this earth.

 

As they begin to link up, even here, and now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Importance of Getting Physical,

Not Just Spiritual, Results;

The Steward

Vs. Unrighteous Mammon

 

 

 

God speaks in one way, and in two (q.v., above).

“Create in himself one new man, in place of the two” (Eph. 2.15).

“Clear out the old to make way for the new” (Lev. 26.10; 2 Corin. 5.17).

“For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable” (1 Corin. 15.53).

 

 

 

When the “spiritual” man, who hopes for “Heaven,” comes to see the materialistic side of God? One comes crashing down to earth; hard. Can it be that the promises of God, were so apparently – as some would say – “mundane”? So tied to material things? Elements, parts of the Bible to be sure, seemed to tell us to reject the old nature, the old world, and the old flesh. But overall? God could not have rejected his own material creation. The world he himself created, and even said, in the beginning, was “good” (Gen. 1). To those who really follow him, God often promised physical goods, here on this material earth. Indeed, God promised and gave Job, things as material as … thousands of sheep and oxen:

 

“And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job; and the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before…. And he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, a thousand she-asses” (Job. 42.10-12).

 

Many spiritual priests despise these and any physical gifts from God. Yet God himself promised them. And as it turns out, they are much needed. Furthermore? Those millions of spiritual priests who have never really understood and accepted the physical side of life, and of God, must now be said to have never actually seen or really followed, Christ as he really is.

 

Where have preachers sinned mightily? In large part, it was in their exaggerated spirituality; their “hate” for the world that God made; their hate for what we might now call, God’s Nature. For centuries, preachers read to us all many quotes from the Bible, that seemed to stress being spiritual, and having “faith”; faith in holy men and angels, or in their words about God. But here we will have begun to show that our preachers have noticed or read to us, only one part, only one voice in the Bible; they 1) read to us the voice that stressed preacherly authority. Stressing faith and spirituality too. But perhaps our major point in our present series of books, is that there are two major voices in the Bible: 1) the priestly/spiritual. But then 2) there is more materialistic voice of God – and ultimately, his science.

 

There are really two main theologies in the Bible; the 1) priestly spiritual faithful one; vs. the 2) materialistic science of God. To be sure, the spiritual voice seems to dominate. Especially, in the famous remark by Jesus, that seemed to condemn trying to “serve” both “God and mammon.” We are told that “mammon” was a Semitic word for “riches.” So that in this passage for once, it seems the Bible was favoring a spiritual and anti-materialistic voice, over materialism; or at least, materialism to the point of Greed, and pursuing “riches.” But here, in advocating Science, we advocate a kind of intellectual materialism; not a simple Greed for more material things than one needs; scientific materialism is not a kind of materialism, in the sense of gluttony. Rather, one seeks “knowledge” of the universe. And material powers to do good.

 

Furthermore to be sure, if we will find a spiritual voice in the Bible at times, that voice goes flat against other parts. That seems to advocate however, making “money” and so forth. Or indeed, in such spiritual remarks, here some might find Jesus apparently contradicting many things that God had said; commending a kind of dishonesty some would say. In the story of “unrighteous mammon” in Luke for example? There Jesus tells the story of a rich man, who had a bad steward he wanted to fire. The steward was going to be out of a job, and wanted to curry favor with the people. So before he left the job, he went around to “his master’s debtors,” and had them write down and pay and settle their debts, for a fraction of what they owed (Luke 16). Here, amazingly, Jesus himself congratulates “the dishonest steward.” While then Jesus next arrives at an at first very strange and apparently immoral principle: telling us it is good to thus make friends with unrighteous money:

 

“There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him, that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him…. And the steward said to himself, ‘what should I do…?’ So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ he said, ‘A hundred measure of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take you fill, and sit down quickly and write fifty…’ The master commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons o flight. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitation” (Luke 16.1-6).

 

This is surely, one of the most curious passages in the Bible however. First it is strange to see Jesus himself, seemingly supporting some very strange games, with money. Here first, 1) Jesus appears to honor an explicitly “dishonest” steward. And then? Next we see 2) Jesus telling us to make friends … by using money. Using even 3) “unrighteous” money.

 

All this is very strange; for one moment, we 4) see the seemingly spiritual Jesus … talking for a long time, about how good it is to have and give money. And then telling us to give the money of others, in effect, to the poor. But to be sure, in the end the “master” of the servant approves that. So that this disbursement of funds seems ultimately approved (if not approved in advance?). While 5) Jesus even congratulates all this manipulation of money, as being “more shrewd” even, than the “sons of light.”

 

Indeed, much of this passage – if not all of it – is very, very, very deeply materialistic.

 

To be sure though? The Bible we have been saying, includes two major voices; two voices in balanced opposition to each other. And if one voice becomes too prominent? Then the other, opposite voice soon kicks in, as a correction. In this case for example, after the above episode – seemingly one of the crassest, materialistic, money-oriented passages in the Bible? Soon enough to be sure, an ascetic, anti-materialistic voice kicks in, next. Jesus next, becoming rather radically ascetic. But overall, the two voices alternate throughout the entire New Testament; and in the interplay between the very materialistic Old Testament, and the New. While finally? We have found that overall, in the end? If anything, it is not the spiritual voice, but the materialistic voice of God, that begins to edge out spirituality. To be sure, the new materialism, the “new nature,” the “new body” that we now see, is not the crudely materialistic body of ancient times. Indeed, rather than talking about just greedily, lustfully acquiring more and more useless possessions? We are now dealing with the more refined materialism of Science. Which seeks knowledge, as much as possessions and physical powers.

 

 

 

 

More Debate Between the Two;

Not Serving “Two Masters”; Not Serving

“God and Mammon”?

 

 

 

After the case of the Stewart and his master? Let’s consider next, another speech delivered by Jesus himself; the story of the “two masters,” “God and Mammon.”

 

The entire Bible in effect, eventually became a debate between two sides of a Platonistic/Egyptian dualism. Between “spirit” and “matter,” “Heaven” and “earth.” And it was generally assumed by our spiritual priests, that God absolutely however, finally, favored the spiritual side of this dialogue. Indeed? In the matter of the two voices of the Bible, Jesus often seemed for a moment, to be favoring the spiritual voice. And giving up on materialism, and/or “mammon.” As he was often thought to, in the famous Mat. 6.24 ff. Which begins to 1) acknowledge “two” masters, or perhaps our two voices. But which at first, seems like the utter triumph of the spiritual voice, to be sure:

 

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor father into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them…. Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be yours as well” (Mat. 6.24- 33; cf. 1 Kings 18.21-40. Cf. “God speaks in one way and in two”).

 

Jesus begins here, “first,” with extremely spiritual statements; supporting, speaking in, the spiritual voice, very strongly. Here Jesus seems to some, to all but tell us that material things – like clothes, food, drink, even our physical body – are unimportant. But his “first” remarks, this first priestly remarks, are quite extreme, if taken just by themselves. [Some might even say Jesus here was at odds here indeed, with nature itself; when Jesus insists that plants and animals in nature do not “work” (like the lilies of the field in Mat. 6.25-28). And insisting that “birds” “neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns. While in fact, many birds are constantly pecking for seeds; trying to at least, “reap.”] To deny that our physical bodies and their needs – physical food and drink – are important? Is among other things, a literally, physically fatal religion. Any religious person who really does just despise and not bother with physical food, will literally, starve to death. So that the one-sidedly spiritual philosophy that Jesus himself seems to flit with for a brief second, is not a good religious philosophy at all, most would agree. (Let those who try to endorse this to its conclusion, who go on to embrace physical death? Go ahead and physically die now, to prove their sincerity).

 

The fact is, extreme spirituality, that despises even physical food, and our physical bodies, is a literally, physically deadly and false theology. And, sensing the problems with such a one-sided and narrow theology? Sensing how extreme the spirituality of Jesus is for a moment … the text, Jesus himself, moves in “second,” to correct it. To counterbalance it with a “second,” more materialist statement. I

 

Indeed, the anti-“food” statement was so extreme, as to demand an immediate correction, a balancing statement; from the other voice in the Bible. And that correction shows up, right away in the text:

 

“Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all” (Mat. 6.30-32).

 

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be yours as well” (Mat. 6.25, 33).

 

For an earlier, brief moment to be sure, Jesus had voiced the priestly point of view; an extreme spirituality. A world-hating spirituality that, for a very brief moment seems to tell us that physical things like clothes, food, drink, are unimportant. But the author of the Bible knew perfectly well, that view was an extreme, unbalanced, and literally fatal point of view. And so soon enough, Jesus relents. And Jesus notes that after all, regarding physical necessities, 1) even our “heaven”ly father, “knows that you need them all.” While indeed, 2) God promises us “all these things” will be ours. (Though to be sure, many will later question the more extravagant material promises in turn; finally, there is no doubt that God knows that physical things are important).

 

To be sure, in this story – as in the Bible overall, and especially in the New Testament – there is a continuous alternation, between two voices; the 1) materialistic voice; then the 2) spiritual voice. But how does this story of seem to conclude? Arguably, it is the 3) the more materialistic voice that appears again, as the conclusion: as the last sentence of this tale, acknowledges that food and drink “will be yours as well.”

 

The stories of the Steward, and then the “Two masters,” in any case, are interesting examples, of how the New Testament especially, sets up a continuous dialogue between two different theologies or callings: the spiritual and the more worldly. Just we will have been saying, 1) there are two main contending voices, entertained in this passage; first, the voice a) of priestly spirituality, and then another b) voice, of a more materialistic God. And though preachers have always mainly listened to and favored, only the first, spiritual voice? In fact, we will have begun to show here that these two quite different voices, were overall rather carefully balanced against each other, throughout the Bible as a whole; often they are very carefully counterbalanced against each other, within single Biblical episodes. Or even within single, ambivalent phrases. And indeed, this balance must be achieved. In part because – as we will have begun to see in our sections on over-spirituality – the 1) one-sidedly spiritual, view, that reveres priests, ignores too much of the rest of the Bible, and 2) ignores too much of Life. Indeed, 3) the spiritual voice, taken by itself, is often, so neglectful of physical necessities, as to be literally, physically, fatal.

 

As we will have been seeing, in our many looks at James 2.14-26, and related concepts. The Apostle James noted in James 2.14-26, that a religion that gives us primarily on kind words, spirits, but not physical things, like food … is actually a desperately evil religion; that leaves us to starve to death, and physically die. For lack of physical necessities. And indeed, this critical problem in spirituality, the problem of lack of physical, literal food especially, is once again confirmed here, in the Matthew; where the text affirms that after all, birds need some physical things, like food; and so do we human beings.

 

So that? Whenever parts of the Bible seem to veer too extremely into one of these two voices only – like this passage; or even the rather opposite extreme passage in Luke, where Jesus seems to commend a “dishonest shepherd” – such moments of extreme assertion, are usually corrected in the text itself; often immediately before or thereafter. By the other voice speaking up again. To balance or fill things out. To give us a “second,” more materialistic view of God and Christ; and out of that, a fuller, more accurate, “fuller” appearance to God and truth, and life.

 

For a moment, to be sure, the text here swings to support a strongly spiritual, anti-materialistic view. But that view was balanced on both ends – both before and after – by countervailing, materialistic counterweights. Indeed, 1) the text opens with a long discussion of the value of money. To buy material things, presumably. And 2) closes with Christ repeating, reaffirming, his material, physical promises. While the brief, priestly ascetic message sandwiched in between, is effectively counterbalanced – and even outweighed; surrounded, and outnumbered. By the constant reiteration of God’s materialism. And by God finally telling us, that empty words, mere words and thoughts and spirits, are by no means all that we need, to get through life; and to get to the kingdom. By God telling us finally, that even priests and prophets are to be evaluated as being either good, or “false”; not according to the all-too-clever words. But according to the real, physical, material, empirical results they produce. God’s real words, “do not return … empty” ; so that we may know which words really were from God and which were not, according to whether they were materially fruitful or not.

 

By this standard? To be sure, essentially “all” our holy men, preachers, are found mostly inadequate; and indeed, their traditional spiritual theology, indeed their Heaven and “Christ” themselves, “dissolve.” But if so? Then after all, it was precisely that very conclusion, that the Bible told us to expect, and even seek.

 

By the way? The famous speech by Jesus above, on the Mount of Olives, or the olivate discourse, includes precisely, a series of command by Jesus. A series of commands that tell us that mere words, are not enough in life. That issuing long prayers, speeches, and “empty phrases” (Mat. 6.5-11), will not do us much good. To get through life, we are not to concentrate on issuing mere prayers, verbal words, or empty words. But we are to do the works, the deeds. And if we do not? Then, even though we might have pretended to acknowledged Jesus, the “Lord,” a thousand times merely with our lips, our mouths (or for that matter, with bad deeds), we will not have done, performed the right works and deeds; and thus would have to be judged to be false, in the end, on the foretold “day,”

 

“When you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the street corners, that they may be seen by men…. But when you pray, go into you room and shut the door…. And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words…. Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven…. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive our debts” (Mt. 6.5-11).

 

“What man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?” (Mat. 7.9).

 

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing…. You will know them by their fruits” (Mat. 7.16-16).

 

“No every one who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father” (Mat. 7.21).

 

“On that day may will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’… And I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers'” (Mt. 7.22-3).

 

(See KJE, on the daily “stay” of bread a follower, a solider or clerk of a lord gets?).

 

There are many spiritual elements in this famous speech by Jesus, to be sure; Jesus for a moment telling us not to be greedy, or pursue “mammon,” or money or riches, too much. But the Bible is finally a careful balance between 1) a wordy, priestly spiritual anti-materialism, and 2) practical material sense and productivity; a balance that moreover, we will be showing, finally tips the scale in favor of not priests, but materially productive persons.

 

God here for example, tells us not to spend too much time praying, using “many words.” And God of course, knows that we have “need” of material food, bread. So that indeed, the very brief, short prayer – the “Our Father” who art in heaven – that we are told to pray, prays for our father in heaven … to bring us a “kingdom” “on earth,” like the one in Heaven. And prays to the Lord to give us our “daily bread,” and to forgive our debts. While finally? Jesus warns us not to just acknowledge him with empty speeches; but to “do” the things he commanded us (Mat. 7.21-24).; do the works.

 

And then Jesus again warned us all, that there would be many “false prophets,” who seem to be mild, pastoral “sheep”; but who are inwardly “wolves.” And to tell who they are? To be able to expose the “false prophets”? Jesus finally ordered us to examine “their fruits.” Look for the actual physical, material goods that they do or do not produce (Mat. 7. 15-20). Those who do not do, not just works, but good works, are thrown into the “fire” in the last “day”:

 

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits. Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall never the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father…. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord…’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers’ ” (Mat. 7.15-22).

 

 

 

 

 

The Right Balance

 

 

 

To be sure, it may seem strange indeed, to even hear the normally rather spiritual Jesus himself, seeming for a moment, to approve of even 1) money or mammon, in the story of the Steward, (Luke 16). It might seem strange to see Jesus approving of even 2) the “sons of this world,” even over the “sons of light.” And to see Jesus insisting on giving real, physical bread to his followers (Mat. 15.32). But surely, even the everyday preacher, must have thought of the ironies and inconsistencies, of a preacher’s too-rabid anti-materialism, at times? Surely even the most spiritual, “money”- or “mammon”-condemning preacher, must have now and then almost recognized his own hypocrisy and inconsistency when, right after condemning money as the “root of all evil,” he hands out his collection plate. And asks for, after all, some of the very money …that he had just too-readily condemned as evil. Today in fact, the old “money is the root of all evil” sermon, has been rightly, moderated; to say that “love of” money, excessive Greed for money, is a major cause of evil. But many now acknowledge some usefulness and good in even money, at times. And this relatively new development, is a hopeful sign, that our preachers might one day learn to strike a balance between their own rabid anti-materialism, and practical material sense and responsibility. Indeed, some acknowledgment of the value of material things and money, is needed, to follow the God of the Old Testament. Who often promises us money, and even “riches.” And who at times (if not always?) encourages us to spend money on material things:

 

“Spend the money for whatever you desire, oxen, or sheep, or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves; and you shall eat there before the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household” (Deut. 14.26; cf.”).

 

“If there is among you a poor man … you shall open your hand to him, and lend him sufficient for his need…. Give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give” (Deut. 15.7-8-10).

 

Finally though, we might have seemed to have a little problem here, for a moment. Specifically? Our specific story above, seemed at times to begin to speak rather explicitly of two different “masters,” God vs. Mammon. And some might try to say, this is about spirituality, vs. money, say. While at times, the text even seemed to rather firmly settle on … serving God, and/or spirituality. Over money (see “riches”). Yet? Finally, the text that criticizes “mammon,” did not quite foreground and typify any plain English meaning of the term “mammon.” But in any case, finally, if anything, the New Testament combined with the Old, reaffirms and clarifies our point: here we see the text begin to speak of “two” entities; and it affirms that if seeking the “kingdom” of “Heaven” is “first” in our priorities? Still, that is not entirely an end in itself; we seek mental or spiritual development … in order to get material rewards in the end, “as well.”

 

To be sure, the New Testament could be seen as a fairly evenly-weighted dialogue, between two voices: the priestly and their spirituality, vs. the “world.” But if it is a balance? That means that just hearing only the spiritual priestly voice, creates an imbalance, a too-strong expression. So that indeed, we find that in the Bible itself, any such very one-sided priestly sentiment, it is counterbalanced often, immediately, by a representation of the other, more materialistic voice. So that excessive spirituality is soon countered, counterbalanced by worldliness or materialism. Indeed, in the story of the Steward, we see the “second” narrative of the Bible, materialism, presented first for once: we see Jesus veering heavily into practical worldliness, supporting the money sense of the “sons of this world,” even supporting even a “dishonest” and all-too-monetarily “shrewd” steward. No doubt, the extreme materialism of Jesus here, was a bit too extreme, and needed to be balanced out, in turn, against the caution, that we might pursue money; but not “unrighteous” money, say. But if so? Then after all, the Bible itself, Jesus himself, began to average out worldy greed, and extreme spirituality, against each other. And the final, fuller, more balanced message of the Bible … might be, say, a moderate materialism. We are not to pursue, greedily, glutinously, dishonestly, too many material riches; but we are expected to be materially “fruit”ful, to feed ourselves and others, and so forth. Or indeed, we are even expected to produce and own fabulous wealth and material powers. But only so long as we have gotten that wealth, without harming others.

 

To be sure indeed, some might have been frustrated, by the apparent continuous “vacillation,” as Paul noted in another context, in the Bible. And given the conflict between Old Testament promises of “riches,” vs. New Testament spirituality, or conflicts between materialism, and spirituality, even within the New Testament itself? Then what, many perplexed readers might ask, is the real, final statement of the Bible? Some might say that ultimately, the simple answer, when the Bible might just be roughly averaged out. In this case, these two voices, might be averaged out into something short of the extreme over-spirituality of ascetic priests; but also short of the extreme, crude materialism of gluttons, and the Greed of the “world.” Finally, a simple, moderate position might at least lean toward … say, a moderate materialism. A valuing of material life … though one falling short of total, excessive Greed, and lust, or even “love” (Heb. 13.5), for useless “riches.” But especially, the Bible seemed to say that we are allowed riches; as long as we get them without harming others, and as long as we in fact help others. So that our riches are “righteous.”

 

Ultimately it seems in the above example, that Jesus’ final position, is to make some significant concessions (even in eminently awkward, even seemingly heretical ways, in stories of the steward and so forth) to a moderate prosperity; to material necessity; to taking care of material necessities. Or even, say, “righeous”ly obtained riches and money. Indeed finally, to try to restore the balance between a a) radically world-hating asceticism, and b) God’s materialism; his promises of physical “wonders” and so forth, Jesus himself began to suggest c) a sort of rough compromise.

 

Or d) better said, Jesus outlined a sort of progression, from one to the other. But here note that in the End, the final order of the progression, is the exact reverse of what priests have thought. We do not just move from excessive materialism, to priestly spirituality; earth to Heaven. But often the flow reverses: we see spirit … taking material, physical form. We see things moving from being too spiritual, to becoming more practical and physical. In fact? In the End we see spiritual Heaven destroyed; and the new heaven … comes down, to be a physical place on this material earth (Rev. 21). While God and Jesus pour spirit “on flesh” in the end.

 

Jesus and others, may have pursed “Heaven” for a while, momentarily. But amazingly the immensely one-sided, terminal spirituality of priests, was never quite true to God’s larger, fuller plan. The Bible had not one, but two different voices in it. In the Bible overall, there was an endless contest – or debate – between the 1) spiritual priests, vs. 2) the material “world”ly side of God or the Lord. And so, what do we finally do with the contest between two radically different points of view? There are several in-between, compromising positions. One is to pursue money, but honestly; seek only “righteous” money, not “unrighteous” mammon. But one of the more interesting elements of the final compromise? Is in part, a position from Mat. 6.23, of say, that we might call “momentarily delayed material gratification.” That is: we might temporarily pursue a mental or spiritual education; put off seeking material things, food and clothes. But in the end, regarding physical food and clothes and so forth? “All these things will be yours as well.”

 

Surprisingly therefore, the final message that the Bible really presented, was not the one-sided spirituality of preachers. Rather, it was a fuller, more balanced, heaven-and-earth, or heaven-on-earth theology. A theology that, since it is far more concerned than preachers are with this physical earth, some might say it can be clarified by reference even to allegedly “lay” or “secular” thought; which has almost always seen the material, physical side of Good, much better than priests. While many lay theorists, can help us understand what the Bible was trying to tell us, about the heaven-and-earth God. Among other “secular” source, someone (though not we ourselves, unreservedly) might say that Max Weber’s book on Protestantism and the spirit of capitalism, might best describe one good balance between ascetic denial, and materialism: we might save money, and put off immediate material gratification. But just for a moment; and all in order to build up enough capital … to build a business, and then produce far more material goods. Or better? We might for a while, forget about material things, and go to school, to develop our “spirit” or mind; but all in order to get a better-paying, materially productive engineering job, after school. This probably, would be the best way to project what the Bible itself was really getting at; as indeed, we may even see, its core message. “Spirituality,” the “first” voice that is presented to us in church by preachers, is really just one step, of a larger process. A larger process that eventually, is supposed to produce real material, physical good. Here; in the physical universe. That is supposed to produce good, God, a kingdom, not just in the Heaven of our spirit or imagination or hopes; but here, on this physical earth again. So that we “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,” but then, regarding physical food and clothing and so forth? “All these things will be yours as well” (Mat. 6.25, 33).

 

Though Jesus and others at times seemed to have pursued purely abstract “Good” and spirit, even “heaven,” in the end, God promised that Heaven itself collapses; and in the end, we are supposed to get a new heavenly “kingdom,” that is a place here, on this physical earth. That furnishes not just token or symbolic “bread,” but enough food, “daily bread,” to live on. And so, if Jesus and Religion for a while, seemed to become wholly “spiritual,” and to float up into a purely spiritual “heaven”? That was not the full, complete picture of God’s Plan; one “day” or another, that too-spiritual Heaven is to be exposed, and is to collapse. While the new heaven and God himself, in the Second Coming and/or the End Time, return physically, to this earth. So that?

 

“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth” (Mat. 6.10).

 

So that God after all, returns to this physical earth, this physical existence, again. As he begins to, conceptually, in this very book.

 

To be sure, the New Testament alternates continuously, interminably, between the spiritual/Heavenly voice, and the voice that promises real physical good, on this material earth. Yet finally? The rather spiritual New Testament, should be balanced out against the more materialistic Old; as indeed it was, in the last book of the Bible, Revelation. There and elsewhere, the Bible actually tells us, that our often very spiritual priests, were after all, sinners; that our spiritual Heaven is supposed to dissolve. And that we are to uncover who was a true and good holy man, and who was a “false” one, by disregarding his long speeches or sermons (Mat. 6.1-8); observing and honoring instead, those who get real, physical, empirical results.

 

And if, when we do this, we find that 1) “all” our holiest men and angels, in Heaven and on earth, are essentially “false”? If 2) “all” of them fall? Even as 3) our traditional Heaven itself dissolves? When we begin to see that – then precisely on that very account, we will know that we are on the right track. Since precisely and exactly all of that, is exactly what was foretold, after all, by the Bible itself.

 

By God, himself.

 

If we are to have “faith” in anything? Paul for a while seemed to say that faith means believing things, without any evidence at all; “things not seen.” But Paul admitted that he himself was not “perfect,” and that his own “knowledge” and “prophesy” would “pass away” (see, in the Bible). Ultimately we will find that even for Paul, and especially the rest of the Bible, told us to have faith only in things reasonably well proven, by empirical evidence; faith in what we ourselves have personally, physically, seen “come to pass,” in the recent past. We can only expect for the future, as-yet unseen things that, however, seem consistent with past performance. As determined moreover, by real “Science” (Dan. 1.4-15 KJE; 1 Kings 18.21-39; Mal.10; 1 Thess. 5.21; Deut. 18.21-22; etc.). Or, as we have begun to outline it, by religious studies; the Science of God.

 

Ultimately, God wanted us to have not blind faith, but the Science of God. Which, since it is linked to all the success of science and technology to date, is already proving to be a far, far more fruitful way of looking at, discovering, religion, and God.

 

But to be sure of course, discovering the Science of God, is not just another academic methodology, part of Religious Studies. Here, we have presented the coming of the Science of God as what it really is, biblically. As partial fulfillment of prophesy; as the first real outline, of the foretold, apocalyptic Destruction of Heaven; and the arrival of a “Second Coming”; as the second appearance/ “parousia,” of Christ.

 

Christ in fact, is being clearly seen here at last, more fully; in a second and better appearance. Christ here doing what the Bible always called for, but that our preachers and churches, could never face: Christ here 1) as foretold, exposing countless, longstanding sin, in “all” our priests and ministers, even the holiest men in Heaven itself. And 2) Christ therefore no longer advocating their “boast”ful (James 1.26 etc.), blind “faith” in incredible “miracles” and “spirits.” The Bible itself now revealing instead, on second glance, the far, far fuller and better, “second” appearance, the Second Coming, of Christ: Christ, God, commanding us to move beyond blind “faith” in all-too-fallible holy men. To learn and follow, instead, the fuller, better, Science of God.

 

As commanded for us, by the Bible itself. By God, himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science-Based Religious Study

 

 

 

Was there something wrong, sinful, in even faith and spirituality? Shockingly, we now find that these things, the very “heart” and “pillars” of traditional Christianity – went against the real core of the Bible. By stressing feelings, over material evidence, they went against the until-now denied but critical, scientific side of God. Whereas today, our “second” re-reading of the Bible, reveals what God really wanted us all to have: not blind or “faith-based” Christianity. But a Natural or Scientific Christianity.

 

Is all this possible? Was the whole “world” deceived in its idea of “Christ”? Did Christ really want Christianity to be based on Science, and not on Faith? In fact we show, he did. And furthermore, 7) confirming this, we will show that only the Science of God is really fruitful; and only the Science of God therefore meets the test, of what can be said to be really from God. Indeed, we will show a) how it was only a nascent Science of God, only the earlier informal cooperation between Religion and Science, priests and practical working men, that has brought us whatever prosperity and wonders and signs, that humanity, Christians, have enjoyed to this day. While finally we will show? That b) only by further, far more systematically uniting the full powers of Religion, with the full advantages of Science, can Religion recover its effectiveness in material things. Only the Science of God, ends the schizophrenic split in human life; the Heaven/Earth, Religion/Practicality dualism. And only those believers, who now also learn some science at last, see God and Good and Life “full”y enough, to begin to fulfill many Biblical prophesies; including being more effective, “prosperous,” at “work,” and works.

 

Countless preachers, churches, have mistakenly thought that a very spiritual Christianity, centered on faith and prayer, is the final essence of Christianity. But in our books here, we will show that only science, a Science of God, that shows real, reliable evidence, “signs,” of being able to fulfill not just the “spiritual,” but also the physical promises of the Bible. Indeed, priests praying for physical wonders, “miracles,” get so few results, that “miracle” has become synonymous with “extremely rare event.” Whereas, science and technology, have been bringing in huge fruits, signs, every day, for centuries. Proving finally, by their “fruits,” that it was not the priests, but ironically, it was our (even occasionally, self-avowed atheistic) scientists and technologists, and good but practical working men and women, with physical jobs, that were the true, right arm of God. “By their fruits you shall know them”: and judged by their fruits, it was not our priests, but Godly but practical working men and women, that have shown real material “signs,” of being favored by God. And it is only such persons as have been refined by the Science of God, who show any real sign of being able to help God bring the “new heaven,” bring the “kingdom” of God and good, not just to our imagination or “spirit,” but to this physical earth. As God foretold, and demanded (Rev. 21, Isa. 65).

 

For the last three or four centuries, a very few elite scholars have been carefully beginning to outline, a Science of Religion; scholarly religious study, science-based theology. And here at last, we systematically and exhaustively begin to verify and refine their work, into a firmer, Science of God. Proclaiming here that it this was what the Bible itself really wanted. And that furthermore, it is only by preachers and others learning about science, and thus uniting the full powers of religion, to the full powers of science, that we can a last suture together the two split, warring, “double” halves of human life. And end the religion/secular, heaven/earth, spirit/flesh dualistic divide; the separation not only of working people from God, but especially now, of priestly, over-spiritual people, from earth and material life; from the physical Nature of God. Only by at last fully re-uniting the full powers of “religion,” with the full material insights an powers of science, can we begin to help bring God back to this material earth; or see how God and Good were not just in “heaven,” but were in the material universe all along, after all. Only in this way, can priests recover from over-spirituality; to help create the foretold “full” “kingdom” of physical “prosperity,” of good – not just in Heaven, but here, on this material earth. A real kingdom, of real physical “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” “proofs.” Creating all that, not just in our imagination or “hope”s or “spirit.” But here; on this physical earth. As foretold (Rev. 21, Isa. 65).

 

The Bible is absolutely true; every single word. As we find here. But it is true in a way our preachers have not, until now, understood. Exactly as the Bible foretold, you yourself can begin to see God coming back to this physical earth, exactly as prophesied. As you read our books here, you can begin even here and now, to see the first outline of the prophesied Second Coming of God to earth. As we re-read some neglected parts of our Bibles here, the average reader should suddenly see Christ in a “second” way. But this time, we will see Christ more correctly, more fully, than preachers saw him before. And in many ways, this new appearance is an apocalyptic, heaven-shattering shock: we see Christ actually supporting not traditional “faith,” but faith in science.

 

This is a moment every bit as shocking, as shattering, as the moment it largely fulfills was foretold to be: it is heaven-shattering – or Apocalyptic. As we see this, we realize that the whole world to date, has followed a false idea of Christ; a “false Christ.” Yet this very finding, fulfills prophesy (Rev. 13 ff.). Exactly as foretold, this second appearance to Christ, uncovers huge errors, sins, in the earlier ideas, of our holiest men; indeed, this appearance “dissolves” our childhood Heaven itself. But if so, then here again it exactly matches biblical prophesy: one apocalyptic “day,” we are supposed to see a “second” “appearance”/parousia to Christ; one that precisely, exposes huge sins in our holiest preachers and angels, and in their “Christ.” But painful, “fiery” as this is, all that is to fulfill the Bible itself, and its prophesies. All that allows God to give us the second, “full”er appearance, resurrection, of Christ – revealing a second, far more powerful, Scientific Christianity. A better, final manifestation of God on earth; which can realize the old promises of physical wonders, here on this material earth. Even as conventional Science and technology have partially done, historically.

 

Here we will re-affirm earlier scholarly suggestions; that the prophesied Second Coming of Christ, partially emerged in earlier Biblical Criticism, and Religious Studies. Though perhaps Christ re-appears more vividly here, in our own “Biblical Science of God.” Indeed in any case, our work here is not just another obscure biblical defense, of science-based theology; by basing ourselves constantly on simple quotes from the Bible itself, we aim to give everyone, give the masses, and not just elite scholars, the second, “full”er appearance of Christ. Seventy or a hundred “plain,” simple Biblical quotes, can be read by ordinary folks. So that they too can now see what some scholars have long known about; a more “mature,” scientific appearance to religion and God. One that sees sins in even holy men; but that alone at last, shows how to spot those sins. And then see the truer, fuller appearance, “coming,” of God. Particularly in a way revealing God, Good, among concrete, physical things; again.

 

All exactly as foretold, in the Bible itself. All as commanded by God, himself.

 

The fact is, the Bible itself warned continuously, about sins in holy men. While it also warned that one “day,” their Heaven itself would be dissolved:

 

“The LORD … has a day against all that is proud and lofty” (Isa. 2.12; Eph. 6.12).

 

“On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven” (Isa. 24.21).

 

“Let no one contend … for with you is my contention, O priest” (Hos. 4.4 RSV).

 

“On that day when … God judges the secrets of men” (Rom. 2.16).

 

“From prophet to priest, every one deals falsely” (Jer. 6.13).

 

“The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad” (Hos. 9.7).

 

“Am I a God at hand, says the LORD, and not a God afar off? … Do I not fill heaven and earth? Says the LORD. I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name… If a prophet or priest asks you , ‘What is the burden [the commandment] of the Lord?’ you shall say to them, “Your are the burden, and I will cast you off, says the LORD’ (Jer. 23.23-33).

 

“He leads priests away stripped” (Job 12.19).

 

“With you is my contention, O priest” (Hos. 4.4).

 

“I reject you from being a priest to me” (Hos. 5.6).

 

Many preachers will try to say these warnings, were say, just about some priests of the past, in other bad eras. But normally, when the Bible warned of bad things in the past, that was considered a warning of future, similar evils too. “The past is prologue,” as they say. So that indeed, bad things seem to persist in priests, right through to the very “end” of time. As some might read this:

 

“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).

 

In any case, in the End, God comes with “fire.” To correct especially, not the people, but the priests. Or in this passage, the members of the tribe of Levi, the hereditary tribe of ministers. To correct and “refine” them, even with fire:

 

“The LORD whom you seek will suddenly come
to his temple…. He is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi [the priests] and refine them … till they present right offerings to the LORD” (Mal. 3.1-3).

 

Many priests today will try to say these passages are just about priests of the past. But we will see that these warnings are finally, about all preachers, all priests and ministers. Even if they were in heaven itself. Since finally, “all” in heaven – and even Heaven itself – are to be dissolved, destroyed. Said God himself:

 

“Draw near, O nations, to hear, and hearken, O peoples! Let the earth listen, and all that comes from it. 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 judgment” (Isa. 34.1-5).

 

“The heavens will vanish like smoke” (Isa. 51.6).

 

“The heavens … that now exist, have been stored up for fire…. The heavens will be kindled and dissolved” (2 Peter 3.17-12).

 

The present heavens … are reserved for fire…. The day of the Lord will come… The heavens will disappear…. That day will bring abut the destruction of the heavens by fire” (2 Peter 3.7-10-12 NIV).

 

This is a shocking moment. Indeed, the moment when God 1) exposes massive sins in our preachers, and 2) destroys Heaven itself, is the moment that priests do not want to “face” or “bear”; and that they do not want you to know about. And yet this moment can be faced and endured. And indeed, facing the Destruction of Heaven by God, is the only way to finally, really understand the Bible and God. Those who do not face it, will never know what God is really saying; they will never, in fact, really know God. But will only know a false Christ, a false image of God. After all.

 

So let us here, learn to face this, here and now. At last.

 

Can believers, preachers, learn to really face the devastating side, this devastating “face,” of God? Until today, they have not really done so. But our works here are designed in part, to help believers through this devastating, shattering moment; the moment when our childhood Heaven collapses. And what is more, there is more to this.. As the foretold Destruction of Heaven, begins to happen – even here and now – as we re-read our Bibles more closely, we will see things in our old Heaven, in our Bibles, that our preachers – our priests and ministers – never saw. Or that the faithful were never able to “face” or “bear” (John 16.12). We begin to discover that many things taught to us by preachers – even their image of Christ and God – were simply, not entirely right.

 

What thing in particular, was not right? Here we are already beginning to discover many things that priests did wrong. But what they added up to the end, was in effect … they delivered the wrong idea of God and Christ to us, and to the whole world. And that of course, was an extremely serious, grave sin. In effect, all our preachers gave the world … a False Christ.

 

And so how severe should “judgement” be, on preachers, at last? Here readers should remember that the “Day” when “Judgement” comes, is not quite what our preachers said: on this “day,” God exposes sins in essentially everyone. On this very “day” of “judgement” in fact – and in part, even here and now – God exposes sins especially …especially in our very holiest men. Sins in them personally – but also sins in most of the allegedly very holiest, most “inspired” doctrines that they followed. And then? God’s judgement on priests, the false teachers, is extremely severe, some would say:

 

“The LORD will lay waste the earth…. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest” (Isa. 24.1-2).

 

“On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth. They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit” (Isa. 24.21-22).

 

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!… You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; … But you are brought down to Sheol… ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble…?'” (Isa. 14.12-16; cf. Rev. 22.16).

 

“For the heavens will vanish like smoke” (Isa. 51.6).


“Now this is for you, O priest” (Mal. 2.1, paraphrased; Hos. 4.4-6).

 

What really happens now, in our present roll-out of the Second Coming? Many churches and preachers have almost looked forward to the Second Coming; they are expecting that when Jesus returns to earth, it will be mostly to simply congratulate our preachers and believers on a job well done; and to punish everyone else. But here we show, that isn’t what happens at all. In fact, the Second Coming is supposed to reveal many huge, massive sins, deep in our religion; sins even in our “Christianity” itself. Specifically in fact, on this “day,” 1) God exposes huge “false” things, false doctrines, in “all” our priests and holy men, and even “all” the angels and holy men in Heaven itself. So that the Second Coming, shatteringly 2) reverses many religious ideas of who and what is “holy” and from God. Indeed, in the End, 3) the holy men that thought they were “first” with God, are going to be found to be “last.” And many 4) people we thought were “noble,” are found to be “fools”; and so forth (Jer. 5.31-6.13; Mat. 20.27; Mark 9.25-10.44; Isa. 32.5). Shatteringly, 5) if all our holiest men were often false, even in their most inspired moments, then even the ideas, the images that they gave us of Christ, must be false too. So that? Shattering, as foretold, essentially all our churches (and through them, the whole “world”), as foretold … is now found to have been false; a “false Christ” (Mat. 24.24; Mark 13.22; 1 John 3.18-4.1; Rev. 13). So that? God 6) destroys most of the preachers on earth, either physically or intellectually:

 

“Let no one contend.… With you is my contention, O priest” (Hos. 4.4 RSV, The Holy Bible).

 

“The LORD will lay waste…. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest” (Isa. 24.1-2).

 

“On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth. They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit” (Isa. 24.21-22).

 

“For we all make many mistakes” (James 3.2 RSV).

 

“All have sinned” (Rom. 3.23).

 

“The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad” (Hos. 9.7).

 

“God did not spare the angels when they sinned” (2 Peter 2.4).

 

“Jesus began to show his disciples…. He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me Satan! You are a hindrance [stumbling block] to me'” (Mat. 16.21, 23).

 

“The heavens will vanish like smoke” (Isa. 51.6 RSV).

 

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the … spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph. 6.12-17 NIV).

 

“The LORD has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and high” (Isa. 2.12 RSV).

 

“The LORD will lay waste…. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest” (Isa. 24.1-2).

 

“Though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down” (Amos 9.2).

 

“On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven” (Isa. 24.21).

 

“You are God’s temple” (1 Corin. 3.16). “I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For … each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done” (1 Corin. 3.10-18).

 

“Test everything” (1 Thess. 5.21). “Test the spirits” (1 John 4.1). “Put me to the test, says the LORD” (Mal. 3.10).

 

“… Understanding science” (Dan. 1.4-15 King James Edition).

 

“What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? …. (Lam. 2.13). “Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity” (Lam. 2.14). “Ah, this is the day we longed for; now we have it; new see it! The LORD has done what he purposed, he had carried out this treat; as he ordained long ago, he had demolished without pity; he had made the enemy rejoice over you, and exalted the might of your foes…” (Lam. 2.16-17). “Look, O LORD, and see! With whom as thou dealt thus? … Should priest and prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? … Thou has slain them…. Thou didst invite as to the day of an appointed feast my terrors on every side; and on the day of the anger of the LORD none escaped or survived” (Lam. 2.20-22).

 

“The breath [spirit] of our nostrils, the LORD’s anointed, was taken” (Lam. 4.20).

 

“Our eyes failed” (Lam. 4.47).

 

“This was for the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests” (Lam. 4.13).

 

Some possible punishments for priests, historically, are very, very severe indeed. More moderately, though? Those priests who learn to at last publicly and continually confess their sins? And who learn the Science of God? Such persons will not be extinguished perhaps in the eyes of God; but will, through a process of being “refined,” experience some pain and fire. But may come to see a second and better understanding of God, after all. As the second appearance of the Lord, sits down even with our many horribly sinful priests, to “refine” them with a better teaching, a better theology:

 

“I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more; and also I will remove from the land the prophets and the unclean spirit. And if any one again appears as a prophet, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ‘You… speak lies in the name of the LORD’; and his father and mother who bore him shall piece him though when he prophesies. On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; he will not put on a hairy mantle in order to deceive, but he will say, ‘I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the soil; for the land had been my possession since my youth…. And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested.” (Zech. 13.2-9).

 

“Let no one contend, and let none accuse, for with you is my contention, O priest. You shall stumble by day, the prophet also shall stumble with you by night; and I will destroy your mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me” (Hos. 4.4).

 

“Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord you seek will suddenly come to his temple … But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire….; he will sit … and he will purify the sons of Levi [the tribe of priests]…until they present right offerings to the LORD” (Mal. 3.2-3).

 

As we have sat down here, with a few readers, to learn to re-read our Bibles a little more closely here? As we have done that, some will have come to at last see a second and fuller appearance to Christ; a Christ who is not just “spiritual,” or “faithful,” but who is quite concerned with the physical, material side of life and of the Universe. When we see that? The result is heaven-shattering; indeed, it is properly apocalyptic. When we see all this …everything in our traditional, “spiritual” religion begins to collapse; indeed, God shows us massive sins in our holiest men and angels; and the spiritual “worship” that dominated the whole world – and even its very spiritual Christ – is found to be most false. So that our “high”est and most “lofty” ideas and ideals, our highest religious heroes … begin to be burned up, dissolved, in ‘fire”; literal and/or intellectual fire.

 

Yet? A very few after all, may pass through all this, without too much pain; intact. Those many ordinary people in fact, who already balanced extreme spirituality, against practical life; those who already knew a little about the science of God? About science-based religious studies? Will already have been somewhat close to God, already. Such persons may pass through the fire, without too many illusions and delusions to burn off as chaff or deadwood. Or for others? Those who feel their traditional Religion and Heaven, collapsing down around their very ears? Still, 7) even those who will need to work through even some extreme pain and disillusionment … might be able to make it, after all. Many more might be able to make it …on being strengthened by the knowledge that all this does not deny the Bible itself, but fulfills it. All this was in, and authorized by, the Bible itself. This “day” was constantly foretold and authorized. And what is more? All this is to the good after all. All this a) is in strict, total obedience to the Bible itself. All this b) realizes a particular set of prophesies in fact, of the End. And furthermore? There c) is an immensely positive reward for those who find the courage to “face” all this: since we are beginning here to pass through the illusions and “delusion”s of the past; to see, after all, a second and better, truer appearance of Christ. A Second Coming of Christ. Which leads us to a stronger and better and truer Christianity, after all. And to the full appearance of Christ, of God again. After all. Christ, God, no longer floating “in heaven”; but coming to this physical material earth again, after all.

 

It will seem impossible to traditional believers; it is chillingly different from what we were taught to expect. And yet it is all in the Bible itself; for those who can find the courage to face it. For those “good” people who can find the humility to discover sins and errors, even in the very heart of what they proudly thought, was an entirely good and perfect religion.

 

At first, it seems incredibly painful. Yet after all, after so much fire and brimstone? There is a more positive way of seeing all this. As the return of God to this physical existence, after all. As the Second Coming of God to earth. And as the redemption again, after all, of this physical, material existence. Of the whole earth. And the whole physical universe.

 

But to get there? God has to expose sins in “all” our holiest men, our priests and prophets, our churches, and all religious leaders. In order to make clear what they did wrong … and then show how to fix it.

 

 

 

MORE EPILOGUE

Looking Ahead

 

 

As it turns out, the Bible mentioned both 1) mental or spiritual development; but then also 2) physical work, and getting material rewards, too. While the problem has been, the great sin in preachers has been? That preachers never really saw or honestly taught, both
voices. Or the right balance between them. Instead, preachers have always radically over-emphasized, just the spiritual side of life. While in doing so, they have radically under-represented – and indeed have simply gone against – part of God; the more materially practical side of God.

 

All our preachers in fact have sinned against God; and they have sinned hugely. But here and now, we can begin to see just exactly where and how, misrepresented the Bible itself. By recalling their many sermons and homilies (remembered from our childhood say). And then simply comparing what they said, to a) real life (what “comes to pass”). While comparing their most popular sermons, b) to the Bible itself. Where we see not one voice, but two. Where we find a better balanced theology, than what we heard in most churches (say, c. 1953-1963).

 

Many of us know our Bibles, know God, chiefly from what preachers said about them in church; in their sermons. But as we have begun looking at the Bible ourselves here, giving it a “second” look? What we finally are beginning to see, is not the one-sided spirituality that preachers gave us. (Or worse, their all-too-crude magical materialism, offering constant physical “miracles,” by conjuring formulas/prayers) Against the preachers, what we will be coming to see here, is a far more complex and balanced, nuanced, spirituality-in-the-world theology. Where we see not one, but two voices. More or less equally weighed. Coming together, in the end.

 

As we look at our Bibles here more studiously in fact, it is becoming apparent that our preachers, in their radical, once-sided over-spirituality, radically failed to really see the overall message of the Bible. In fact? Finally that meant that they even misrepresented the Ten Commandments, for example. Amazingly, our preachers never even adequately saw or spoke accurately of, even the core Ten Commandments. Specifically, typically, they have quoted and emphasized, only the spiritual, Sunday-best side of the commandments, the Decalogue. While they neglected and denied, the elements in them, that stressed God’s … even greater emphasis on material work. This distortion, we can see in a very popular sermon, on one commandment, for example. Churchgoers will immediately recognize the following line in fact, from one of the Ten Commandments, as the centerpiece of countless sermons:

 

 

Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy” (Ex. 20.8 etc., paraphrased).

 

 

Countless sermons, quoted and stressed, this part of the Ten Commandments; the part that seems 1) at first, to tell us to especially, honor spiritual moments, like the Sabbath or Sunday. While as part of that? We were often told not to do any practical, physical “work” on this day, too. Since Sunday is a “day of rest.” And yet, is this very spiritual, anti-practical “work” message, all that the commandment really said? Here we will have begun to show that the Bible itself, or especially the New Testament, was never so one-sidedly spiritual as preachers were; but was always a dialogue between the spiritual voice, and a more practical worldly orientation. So that if the Bible ever for a moment, seems to veer into extreme spirituality? As for example, telling us to be spiritual, and not to do practical physical work with our hands, on a Sunday? Then we can usually expect to see the other side of the debate expressed soon enough; often immediately before, or immediately after, the spiritual quote. And in this case of even the commandment to “honor the Sabbath,” the high holy day of the week? Amazingly, right after that very spiritual statement … we see the practical voice of God show up, immediately. In the following, more completely contextualized quote, the fuller commandment. Here:

 

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath.” (Ex. 20.-10)

 

Curiously, there is something here, even in one of the Ten Commandments, that all our preachers missed, denied, and disobeyed. Amazingly, priests have over-stressed the spiritual, and they have misrepresented the larger more practical message of the Bible – to the point that preachers even misrepresented the Ten Commandments. They made it seem as if the only real meaning, of the above commandment, was to honor a spiritual Sabbath. But here it should be starting to be clear: our preachers as usual neglected to note the more practical side of the text. They did not read closely, the above commandment from God. To find that it actually told us … to devote the bulk of our week, and of our lives, to … practical “labor” and “work.”

 

Overall, the real message from God himself, was quite different – often exactly opposite – to what our preachers told us in Church. The Bible itself overall, read honestly and fairly and completely, did not stress the spiritual side of life, nearly as much as preachers did. In fact? We will show that the Bible itself eventually put more stress … on the physically practical side of life; doing useful “work” with our “hands.” To get the material things that we need. And if the Bible itself at times, seemed to be very spiritual, and anti-“work”? If it did that for a moment, in one voice, we are noting here that it ultimately – or often even immediately, in the same sentence or paragraph – counterbalanced any very strong spiritual voice, with the more practical voice, after all. While specifically, in the case of the commandment to “honor the Sabbath” and do no work, on that day? Priests here inevitably fail to notice that the stress, even in this seemingly very spiritual commandment, was not on spirituality. But that amazingly, finally, read more fully, even this commandment told us to devote only 1/7 of our week, to a non-working spiritual Sabbath; and to devote far, far more of our time, the vast bulk of our week … to doing physically productive “labor,” or “work.” Preachers – the very angels of the churches – constantly fought against this side of God.

 

Much of the New Testament especially, to be sure, became quite priestly and spiritual at times. Jesus himself, often began to speak rather Platonistically about neglecting material things, to seek a perhaps spiritual “heaven”; or perhaps better material homes, “eternal habitations” (Luke 16.9). But any one-sided emphasis on only mental or spiritual things, could not stand for long. Because it too obviously conflicted with the very material side of life. And for that matter, the material side of God. God in the Old Testament especially. God – who promised and delivered to Job and others, massive physical riches and possessions. So that Jesus himself finally, to keep himself and his spirituality, from being in utter rebellion against God himself therefore? Finally Jesus seemed to try to arrive at a more balanced position, between 1) extreme materialism, and 2) extreme spirituality. In effect some (like Max Weber) would say, Jesus arrived at in effect, the position, in part, of deferred material gratification. That one might temporarily deny one’s self material things, riches; in order to develop one’s spirit. Or as we would say today, we might go to church and school, to develop our spirit – mind, in education. But though we put off material life, for a mental one for a moment, in school? After all, that is all in order to be more materially productive later. We live a life educating our mind or spirit in school, for at least 12 years; but all so that we can be more materially productive, on our jobs later on. We sit quietly in class, learning about say, “electricity,” developing our spirit or mind; in order however that later on, we can get a job as an electrician, bringing electricity, and real physical power, to people at home and at work. Likewise, one might be a poor student, studying Science for many years, living a life of the mind and mental development; but all in order to later be a more effective scientist, creating powerful machines, later in life. So that we might indeed, have “first” a rather mental life. As a student, developing our ideas. But then? All that is in order to get greater material gains, later on. Or as Jesus said: seek “first” the “kingdom” of mental “righteousness”; but all that – as even Jesus admitted – leads to after all, getting the material things we need “as well.”

 

So the fact is, that to be sure, at times the New Testament especially, and even Jesus himself, seems to very radically stress the spiritual, the mental. But here we will be showing that this “first” stress on spiritual or mental development, was in effect the early version of our stress on education; one develops the mind or spirit after all, but not just as an end in itself; but in large part in order to be more effective materially, physically, later on.

 

While a major part of getting the good that God promised, is not just being spiritual; but doing real, practical “work.” While this complements the idea that it is practical knowledge and science, that is part of what God wanted to us as well; all these are forms of involvement with, this material universe, and physical things.

 

 

 

 

The End:

 

The “First,” Spiritual Heaven of Priests is Dissolved;

The “Second,” New Heaven, Comes Down to Be a Place on

Material, Physical

Earth

 

 

 

Can it be true? Could all the priests, all over the earth, have sinned and erred continuously? Could there be massive sins, even in their very “spirituality” itself?

 

Just from reading the newspapers and Internet news sites, today many people are coming to at last see longstanding bad things in holy men; in our priests and bishops molesting children and so forth; while scholars, theologians, scientists, note even worse problems in religion. So what should we do? Should we just continue to “have faith” in our preachers, and in their verbal “image” of Christ? As they insist the Bible tells us? Actually, the Bible itself, far from stressing continued “faith” and spiritual acceptance of our holy men, or of their ideas about God, our five major points will have been this: that 1) the Bible always warned that there have already been huge sins and errors in our holiest men; and therefore 2) we were never supposed to have much “faith”; faith in holy men, or their ideas about, their verbal pictures of, God. Instead, 3) we are supposed to “test everything” in religion (1 Thess. 5.21), Christianity, with “Science” (Dan. 1.4-15 KJE); to see if it brings empirically-verifiable “fruits,” “works,” “signs,” “deeds,” and “proofs” – or not. And 4) if many things in traditional Christianity do not pass this scientific examination? Or if our traditional view of Heaven itself therefore, begins to thereby, collapse? Then even this, matches the Bible and its commands exactly: one “Day” after all, our heaven itself, is supposed to be found false. And our traditional, “child”hood Heaven itself, is supposed to be destroyed (Isa. 34.4, 51.6; 2 Peter 3; Rev. 21; etc.) In 5) order for God to show us a “second” and better “appearance” or Second Coming, of God.

 

While indeed? Our rediscovery here, of Christ supporting not blind faith, but faith in Science, a Science of God? In fact begins to fulfill, realize, elements of the Second Coming; the picture of Christ advocating not Faith, as much as a Science, beings to fulfill many elements of End Time prophesy. Revealing much falsity in our past religious traditions, and their “Faith”; revealing a “second” and better “appearance” of Christ. A new appearance of Christ that, by joining Religion, to Science, begins to bring the “new heaven” to earth; to re-join “spirit” to “flesh.” Indeed, only when the believer learns to combine of the two halves of our existence – religion and scientific/practical knowledge – is the believer at last made us whole and holy; and capable of seeing and helping to fulfill, the promised kingdom of God and Good, not just in our mind or spirit, but in physical form, on this physical earth. As foretold.

 

To examine our five major points, in more detail? First: 1) the Bible told us to simply know and “face” the fact – that
there have always been many false things in religion; including Christianity. Bad things – even in our holiest men and angels in Heaven itself.

 

The fact is, God himself often warned us that there have always been huge sins in our holiest men and angels; even in the “prophets of Israel”; even in those who think they are Christians, crying “Lord, Lord,” and following “Christ.” In fact because our holiest men and churches “all” make “mistakes” (James 2.2, Rev. 3.1-2), amazingly, 2) the Bible ultimately said that real Christianity, is not supposed to be based on “faith” at all; we were never supposed to have so much faith in holy men, or in their vision, sermons, of “Christ.” Instead, 3) Christianity is supposed to be based on a critical Science (Dan. 1.4-15 KJE; 1 Kings 18.21-39; Mal. 3.10; Deut. 18.21-22; 1 Thess. 5.21; Mat. 7.5-20). A Science of God. Far from “faith”fully following holy men, preachers, and churches? God actually commanded us to learn a critical science of God; a science that will continually examine all our holiest men and angels, and things alleged to have come from the Lord; to see where they have sinned and erred. We are commanded by God to learn science; especially a science of God that is fully authorized by God, to officially condemn, sins in even the holiest holy men and saints, and their allegedly most “inspired” doctrines. The sins that the Bible itself, after all, told us were always there. And that the Bible itself said would, one “day” in particular, dramatically revealed. As we are beginning to reveal them, even here and now, today.

 

Discovering that Christianity is not supposed to be based on faith, but on Science, shatters our holiest men. And their main doctrines; like their insistence that Christianity should be based on “faith” in miracles or spirituality. And indeed, 4) this “second” view of God, shatters even “all” those, in our traditional Heaven itself. But if our “child”hood Heaven is found partially false, and begins to thus “dissolve”? Note that this very moment, exactly matches and fulfills, the suppressed biblical prophesy that is the hidden heart of the meaning of the entire Bible: that one Apocalyptic “day,” we are supposed to at last notice sins in “all” our holiest men. Sins even in their most “inspired” doctrines (Isa. 34.4 etc..) Sins even in their (idea of) “Christ.” And on that shattering day, our Heaven itself is supposed to be destroyed (Isa. 34.4 ff; 2 Peter 3; Rev. 21).

 

Heaven itself is supposed to be destroyed. But 5) finally, all this is to the good. As literally Apocalyptic as this present moment is, to at last open seen and “confess” and “witness” the longstanding errors of holy men, allows us to burn away the foretold religious “illusions,” “delusions,” the dead “wood,” the magic “enchantments,” and “false prophets.” To at last burn off the “chaff “– and get down to the real, viable, living core of Religion. To the second and better appearance/parousia of Christ; to the Second Coming;

 

The promise of a second coming of Christ is at least partially – and some might say fully – fulfilled here. By the review of the Science of God. As we re-read our Bibles here, looking for the Science in it, readers should begin to see a second appearance to Christ. A Second Parousia of God … that is totally true to every single word of the Bible itself. But one that, being a Science, reveals God and the Bible, more “fully”; locating them not just in “spirit” but in physical, material “flesh” too. (Cf. Luke 24.14-42).

 

All this is in absolute conformity to the Bible itself, so far as we presently know. So that our religion is not destroyed; indeed, the Bible itself is affirmed and partially fulfilled, herein. But in our Second Coming here, to be sure, we get to the truth at last … only by confessing, witnessing, uncovering, error. We can really see God anew and aright … only by being willing to uncover and “face” our sins; especially the sins of our holiest men and angels.

 

But 6) what specific sins in holy men, in particular, do we here and now see? “All have sinned” said God; even the highest angels of the churches were not “perfect” (Rev. 2-3). First, since God warned of sins in all holy men, and since God told us that Christianity is supposed to have been based on science, not faith? Therefore, we will have begun to see a) that the traditional stress on “Faith,” was a sin or error. Especially b) faith in holy men and their vision of God; then c) faith in physical “miracles.” In fact, since God tells us to value science and physical evidence greatly, d) there is a massive sin or error, in our preachers “spirituality.”

 

 

 

Miracle-Promising

‘Priests Believe Really, in

Magic;

Preachers Follow, They Are, the Foretold Bad

Magicians And Sorcerers

 

 

 

Why did preachers, religion, all but give up on material reality, for so long? Why did religion leave the earth?

 

Even rather spiritual priests have sometimes affirmed that the physical things God promised would arrive “soon”er or “later.” But here was the critical problem with the priestly vision of things: exactly how and when, will those of us devoted for a while to the live of the spirit or mind, finally get the material things we need? Everyday sense showed that if we “work” with our “hands,” and plant and farm and hunt, we might feed ourselves. But how does following the Lord, give us any food?

 

At times, our preachers seem to speak like mentalists or magicians; to speak as if it all happens by direct action of the mind or of spirituality itself: we are simply, morally good, or have pure thoughts, and pray … and the physical food, the “bread” that we need, will even literally fall from heaven. Or will appear magically in empty baskets. Conjured by just a few magical formulas, or words; or prayers. This was a big part of the way that preachers thought material reality worked. And yet? God told us to honor Science; and science tells us that this view of life does not work well, from day to day. You can sit at an empty table, and pray for God to drop bacon and eggs on your plate, by magic; and yet it will not happen, not one time in a billion attempts.

 

Here priests long ago, without knowing it, thinking they were following Christ, actually fell into belief in magic, and sorcerers; essentially, they believed in conjuring, or a kind of mentalism; a subset of Magic. Pray-and-get-miracles, get bread out of thin air, is, in spite of all disavowals, deeply the same, as belief in Magic; specifically, conjuring: making things appear out of thin air, by uttering a few magic “word”s or prayers. This false, magic-influenced theology, for millennia predominated in our more uneducated preachers, especially. But we will be showing that was finally not true to life – or to the Bible either. Eventually, the Bible told us not only to be spiritual and “pray.” But also to do physical “work” with our “hands,” to get the material things we need in life. While daily life confirms that the vision of the many “Christian” magician-priests, the pray-and-get-miracles crowd, did not work well in real life. Not as well as … working for a living, making what we need with our own “hands” (and the help of God; through helping our work be more productive).

 

But if spirituality, and even “miracles” don’t work, and “working” with our hands seems best? Then, how does following the Lord, help us more than … just we ourselves, farming with our own hands or arms or flesh? As it turns out … if we obey the Lord’s command to “work,” and to “love” or even just respect our “neighbors,” we learn to work cooperatively with others; and we are then able to form the larger cooperative enterprises – businesses, armies, nations, larger farms – and the specialization of labor … that at last does in fact, produce more fruits, more material goods. While the material truth of the Bible? Would seem to be something like this: it is the deification of very early prototypes of serfdom, feudalism; of the land “lord” farmer/tenant or king/clerk relationship. The local lords promised to allow us to live on their land, and to protect us with their armies and granaries and central administration; if we agreed by covenant or contract, to given the local lord or king payments, or “sacrifices,” “tithes,” tribute. Usually a portion of our agricultural produce, or “fruits.” If we did that, if we gave the Lord obedience to his laws – especially laws requiring us to give sacrifices to him, or his clerks, his priests – then things would go well for us, on appointed days of tribute. But if we did not show “fruits”? Then one “day,” we would be punished by the Lord. Related to this, the immediate household staff of the Lord – specifically his clerks, or clerics as they were known – could expect that, as long as they tended to the lord’s books, as long they read the lord’s laws to the people, and collected good sacrifices, then they could eat at the Lord’s table, or mess-hall. Or as this was eventually shorted: if we read the Lord’s books and follow them, then we can come to supper with the king; and he will see to it that our “daily bread” appears on our plate, to feed/pay us.

 

So that … we will be showing here and elsewhere, that the Bible all comes true. But the Bible was always true in a way that our preachers and believers have not, until now, understood. That they have not, until now, been able to see.

 

But now perhaps, even some of our preachers are coming to see? See Christ, God, as they really or more fully are? Telling not to pray endlessly; but to use to use our “hands,” and do practical “work,” using practical and scientific “knowledge.” So that God himself ironically, tells us to be less like priests, than like lay and even, almost, secular people. Or in any case, we are not to be priests, as much as scientists and technicians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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