Sunday, 31 July 2016

Feminism.


In the beginning Feminism was about bringing more feminine qualities like: sympathy, compassion, understanding, and love into positions of influence and leadership.

But since the 1980s Feminism has become a mad grab for power, money, authority, and status.

In the process the use of emotional violence, intimidation, blackmail, provocation, and entrapment have replaced the more positive qualities that engendered Feminism in its earlier years.

So that now the world is a bigger mess than it was before.


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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Jesus.


Do women reject Christianity because Jesus is male?

Many feminists I know try to make more of Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Mary the sister of Martha, and Ruth, and indeed Sophia (the Spirit of Wisdom), which is traditionally feminine, than they do of Jesus or God.

Needless to say most of these women are not regular churchgoers.
But those who are seem hell-bent on bringing down the Patriarchy.
And if Jesus is a casualty then so be it.

But they will find that there is no profit in doing so.
They have exchanged the power of love for the love of power.

And "what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?"  Matthew 16:26a (NRSV)


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Sinners.


"'Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.'"  Luke 15:7 (NRSV)

"Then he said to her, 'Your sins are forgiven.'"  Luke 7:48 (NRSV)

"And he said to the woman, 'Your faith has saved you, go in peace.'"  Luke 7:50 (NRSV)

And so it is that God does not punish sinners.

He opens His heart to them and forgives them.

Many people presume that God destroys sinners.

But this is not the case.

"Why do the wicked live on, reach old age, and grow mighty in power?
Their children are established in their presence, and their offspring before their eyes.  Their houses are safe from fear, and no rod of God is upon them."  Job 21:7-9 (NRSV)

So is there no justice?

Natural Justice is a human expectation.

So when there appears to be no Divine Justice in life men have projected this (human) expectation into the afterlife.

In fact this is not how God functions at all.

God is love.
And He extends Love even to sinners.

As Jesus explains in the parable of The Two Debtors (Luke 7:41-43) he who is forgiven more will love more.

So do not hold out for a Day of Reckoning, a day when Natural Justice will be vindicated.

It will never come.

God waits for us.

"The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance."  2 Peter 3:9 (NRSV)


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Don't Blame God.


Every time there is an act of senseless violence in our world the media screams: "Why? Why? Why?"

As if it's somehow God's fault.

But it is not God's doing.

These things are done by ignorant human beings with free will.

Why does God not stop them?

For one thing He would be interfering all the time and there would be chaos.

For another thing He wants us to come to Him voluntarily.

He will not force us.

So when these things happen don't follow the media and blame God.

Pray to God for them to come to their senses and return to Him.


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Their Satanic Majesties Request.


The Rolling Stones.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Deceived.


The devil is "He who deceives the whole world."

And his devotees deceive everyone.

Since the 1960s rock stars have been selling their souls to the devil and doing his work in the world.

This takes the form of morbid and destructive music and videos as well as more subtle sabotage and temptation.

This is done in the hope of leading people to transgressions which will end in damnation.

But they themselves have been deceived.

There is no devil in reality, only God's Love.

Their evil and malice is for no purpose - the devil cannot reward them.

But the evil they do remains.

Generations have been wrecked by drugs and divorce, sin and guilt, addictions and insanity.....

Many of the negative images and messages are unconscious, using symbolism and backtracking.

Everything is backwards and upside-down.

It's no wonder youth suicide is rising.

Young people walk around with earplugs in listening to this negative suggestion day and night.

So be more discriminating in what you listen to and watch.
Much of it is negative and dark:

Death, flames (hell), skulls, snakes, spiders, webs, graves, black, funerals, suicide, darkness, evil.....

All these things are signs of Satanism.

But much of it is covered up.

Rock stars may appear like messiahs or saviors, they may seem wise or even good.

But they are not.

They are whited sepulchers.

We have all been deceived.


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Doves.


"'See I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.'"  Matthew 10:16 (NRSV)

With these words Jesus sent his disciples out into the world.

We are not to be naive but to know the world for what it is and remain innocent and harmless all the while.

This is to see the potentiality for good in people even in the worst of circumstances.

It is to know God's forgiveness and mercy.

The free gift of God to humankind.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Anyone.


The Biblical parable of the Great Wedding Banquet in which the invited guests refuse to come and the Master sends his servants out into the streets to invite anyone who'll come* is paralleled by our modern experience.

When we tell the good news of God's mercy and forgiveness and His infinite Love to members of the Churches they refuse to listen.

And so we go out to tell the good news to anyone who will listen.


(*Luke 14:16-24)

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Return.


So why have I returned to the Church?

I returned to the Church in 1989.

The reason that I returned to the Church was that I uncovered the reason for the flood of violence, hatred, and evil which engulfed us all in the 1980s.

This was the practice of Satanism in rock music.

At first I thought that it was only contemporary rock stars who were practicing Satanism.  But it eventually became apparent that this practice went back to the 1960s.

To escape this evil influence I investigated various Churches.

Although some Evangelical Churches preached that rock music was Satanism most of them were hard-right conservatives who were homophobic and literal in their interpretation of the Bible.

Eventually I settled on the Uniting Church which was the most accepting of gay people.

I was pleased to find a more creative approach to worship.

And I took part in the Church's debate on sexuality and homosexuality in the Church.

I was then confirmed into the Uniting Church.

But I still believed that rock musicians practiced Satanism.

After many prayers about the existence of Satan as a being I received the answer that there was no devil in reality - the devil was an explanation for why bad things happened to good people and why there was evil in a world created by a good God.

But there are other explanations.
Evil is the acting out of ignorance of people with free will.
There is no need for a devil.

But many people still believe that there is a devil.
As shown by the number of people in our entertainment industries who are involved in Satanism.

So there you have it.

Leaving and Return.

My new experience of Church is good.
It is not perfect but I experience something real of God and share in the peace, joy, and love that is God.


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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Leaving.


Why are people leaving the Church?

I left the Church when I was 13 years old.
I was never confirmed.

This was 1967.

The reasons that I left the Church were because we (I and my peers) did not think that the Church as we experienced it reflected the teachings of Jesus or the will of a benevolent God.

But the main reason was the Church's attitude towards sex.

The Church seemed to think sexual desire was dirty and sinful and preached punishment for disobedience.

This especially related to homosexual desires although the subject was never referred to openly.

We considered churchgoers hypocrites.

But we never rejected God.
Nor did we reject the teachings of Jesus.

My experience of the Church was that it was dead.
The congregation went through the motions every Sunday reciting the prescribed words and singing the prescribed hymns but it seemed it me that they ignored it during the week and merely acted as if it didn't exist.

Hence the accusations of hypocrisy.

My experience of Church was not good.

So I left.

But I never lost my faith in a loving God.
I just did not know how to reach Him.

As for the teachings of Jesus I believe that the whole of the peace and love movement of the 1960s was based on the teachings of Jesus.

But we were betrayed by our rock stars.

Peace and love became sex and drugs and rock and roll and a generation was ruined.

Other people may have other reasons but this is why I left the Church in 1967.


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Friday, 22 July 2016

Sacred Heart.


Contrary to our received knowledge spiritual development does not stem from a set of mental propositions or principles.

Neither does it come from compliance with a set of behavioral requirements.

Spiritual development comes from the heart.

Love, compassion, forgiveness, mercy, generosity, charity, understanding.....

All these things flow from the heart.

So, rather than enforcing rigid moral principles, we should open our hearts to God and those around us.


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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Free Spirits.


When I was growing up the purpose of the conservative establishment, which included the Church, seemed to be to force everyone to conform.

We were to be God-fearing, law abiding workers who accepted the establishments right to rule.

But there are in this world people who are free spirits.
People who do not fit the mold,
People who do not do what they're told.

And unfortunately for the powers of this world it is this personality type which exemplifies Aquarius.

We can only hope that the powers of this world can accept the new realities without resorting to violence.


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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

What We're Up Against.


It is one thing to recognize the need for religious principles in our world.
It is another to realize what we are up against.

We are not merely confronted with selfishness, greed, corruption, and violence.....
We are up against a consortium which works actively against our efforts.

This is the web of evil which permeates our popular culture.
Satanism has spread from rock music to all branches of our mass media.

Our entertainment is saturated with evil and sabotage.
We are cursed with darkness, negativity, hedonism, drugs, casual sex, and hell-fire.....

But what you can see is just the tip of the iceberg.
Most of this evil is subliminal - it works on the unconscious.

So this is what we are up against.

Good luck.


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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Homosexuality and God.


God does not discriminate against homosexuals.

I know this because I am homosexual myself and my relationship with God is strong.

This relationship is characterized by trust, reliability, and consideration.
But most of all by Love.

There are no qualifications.
God's Love is unconditional.

So do not listen to those who tell you God hates gays.

They do not know gay people.

And they do not know God.


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Monday, 18 July 2016

Homosexuality and the Church.


Without getting involved in the interpretation of relevant passages in the Bible, I would suggest that the relationship of homosexuality to the modern Church rests on the issue of homosexual orientation.

Most people now accept that some people are born with a homosexual orientation.  This means that they are sexually attracted to people of the same sex.

If we accept this then their same-sex attraction is natural to them and not an aberration.  Therefore it is not immoral.

Same-sex attraction can be observed in the animal kingdom as well as in humans.
This directly contradicts St. Paul and others who claim that it is purely a human perversion - that they are heterosexuals behaving wickedly.  And it supports the argument that homosexuality is natural - part of the diversity of God's good creation.

Therefore homosexuality is good.

And it should be treated in exactly the same way as heterosexuality, opening the way to leadership and marriage in the Church.


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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Is God a Person?


In his book Eager to Love Richard Rohr asks the question: "Is God a person?"

He goes on to explain that the word person was first applied to the Three Persons of the Trinity and only later applied to human beings.

We are indeed made in the image of God.

Christians experience God as intensely personal.
While we at once believe that God is more than a person our experience of His Presence is extremely personal.

St Paul said, "then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known."  1 Corinthians 13:12b (NRSV)

Progressive Christians can make the mistake of thinking of God in scientific terms - i.e. as an impersonal force or energy.

But creation includes life, consciousness, and personhood.
So, as God cannot be less than creation, He must also have life, consciousness, and personhood.

Jack Spong said, when he was accused of being a Humanist, that he was not concerned because to become more human was the essence of spirituality.

So perhaps God is more human than we are.

In the Old Testament it says, "I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh."  Ezekiel 11:19b (NRSV)

The process of becoming more human - of recognizing that everyone is a person - is the essential process of spirituality.

So rather than thinking of God as impersonal we should be thinking of Him as more personal - more sensitive, more understanding, more lenient, more loving - even the ultimate in these things.

So God is not an impersonal judge.

God is our loving Father.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

The Message.


The followers of Jesus have made a mistake.

They have mistaken Jesus - the messenger - for the message.

They worship the messenger - the person of Jesus - the Christ - and ignore the message.

And what is the message?

Love.


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Friday, 15 July 2016

Treasure.


"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field."  Matthew 13:44a (NRSV)

Don't mistake the field for the treasure.

"But we have this treasure in clay jars."  2 Corinthians 4:7a (NRSV)

Don't mistake the clay jars for the treasure.

So it is with world religions.

The worshipers of fields fight wars against the worshipers of clay jars over who has the treasure.

They do not realize that neither the fields nor the clay jars are the treasure itself.

Both and neither have the treasure.

And what is the treasure?

Love.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Counter-Point.


What can we do to counter the effects of modern Satanism?

Obviously we must point out the spurious nature of these ideas.
They will not stand up to scrutiny.

But because most of it is unconscious most people do not subject these ideas to the test of logic.

So we must put out counter-ideas which are true in order to counter their effects.

The major idea which we must put forward is the idea that sex is Life, and as such sex is intimately associated with God, the source of all life.

The Churches must change their teachings in regard to sex if we are to have any hope of a religious revival.

This is related to ideas about sex energy which come from yoga and Easter religions.

Yoga must reclaim the energy which comes from God and dissociate kundalini from Satan.  Perhaps a better image is the opening lotus flower which cannot be appropriated by Satanism.

All power comes from God.
And as such it is in His hands.

We must open our eyes and see what is being done to us and the people who are doing it.

It is no use just hiding in denial.

These things are discernible - you can see them - but we won't admit what they are.

Our rock legends are too precious to us.

Normality is too seductive.

But it is no use battling against them and trying to defeat them.

The only way to proceed is to dismantle their deceptions and force them to face Reality.

There is no devil, no hell, no death.

Only God's Love.


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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Dark Arts.


What rock musicians do is practice the dark arts.

Because they have sold their souls and serve Satan they cannot worship God or practice religion in the normal way.

So they turn it all upside-down and backwards.

This is, in fact, what the dark arts are - an inversion of religious and spiritual teachings and practices.

They will sometimes mimic religion or spirituality but it will always be turned to the dark side.

Don't be fooled by references to Buddhism, yoga, or the Kabbalah.
These are made to confuse you and make you think that they are seekers.

But they are not.

Witchcraft, black magic, and the occult are their arena.

And their intentions are evil.


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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Mask.


The face of modern Satanism wears a mask.

A mask that reflects our expectations.

A mask of goodness, freedom, and success.

But what we take at face value is not what lies beneath.

Beneath the mask lies malice, malevolence, and evil.

Take drugs, party hard, get laid, spend money.....

These are the messages which sabotage our happiness.

And even worse is backtracked beneath - death, suicide, violence, evil.....

So unmask the stars of modern music and entertainment.

And see them for what they are.


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Monday, 11 July 2016

Cornucopia.


Love is the only thing which actually increases the more you give it away.

Love is the only thing which fills the void in our lives.

Love is the only thing which will never let you down.

Love is the only thing which never fails.

Love is its own reward.


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Sunday, 10 July 2016

A Culture of Love.


We live in a culture which is insular, materialistic, impersonal, and mercenary.....

Our entertainment is dark, violent, and shallow.....

We are distracted and disturbed.

We suffer.

This is because our culture neglects our humanity.

And what is at the heart of our humanity but love.

Love is the only thing that can save us.

We need to develop a culture of love.

A culture in which love is the highest value.

A culture that cultivates love in all times and places.

A culture that is human.

I pray for this.


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AIDS is Over (in Australia).


Medical authorities in Australia have announced that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in Australia.

The anti-viral drugs used to treat the HIV virus are able to stop the virus developing into AIDS.

So as long as people are tested for the HIV virus it can be stopped.

They said that the only people who get AIDS now are people who have not been tested for the HIV virus and it has already developed into AIDS.

This number is now so small that it is no longer recorded.

So it's over for us.

Australia is one of a handful of countries who have beaten AIDS.

The end is in sight.


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Saturday, 9 July 2016

David and Goliath.


It may seem that my efforts to alert people to the activities of Satanists in our popular culture is a battle of David against Goliath.

How can one person hope to bring down such a huge monster?

But David was the anointed one of God.

And his sling felled the mighty giant.


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Friday, 8 July 2016

2376 CE.


The New Paradigm:

It is now commonly established that there is one God - the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed.

And there is no other.

This God is the Divine of Buddhism and the Absolute of Hinduism.

And He is the Most High God.

All things exist in this one God and God is all things and more.

The world was created after the Big Bang had cooled down to create spiral galaxies of stars with circling planets.

Life on earth evolved from the first life in the sea to land creatures then to animals, birds, and humans.

God was intimately involved in all of these changes.

This God has sent many messengers to humans throughout history.
Not only to Israel but to all human cultures.

His footprints can be seen in all human races.

Like other messengers Jesus was a human being who made contact with God.
He is the guiding spirit of the Age of Pisces and his revelation is a breakthrough in human understanding of God.

Jesus was not God.
Mary was not a virgin.
Jesus' death was not atonement for the sins of humanity.
Jesus' death was at the hands of earthly authorities who were threatened by his popularity.  God did not require Jesus' death.

Jesus' resurrection was a spiritual not a physical event.  

Jesus is not the only path to God.

No one is excluded from God's Love.
All races, genders, sexual orientations, and faiths are acceptable to God.

God loves even those who have rejected Him.

There is no devil, no dark forces, no hell.

Only God's Love.

Sexual abstinence is not required for relationship with God.
Sex is a natural part of God's good creation.
And all orientations are equally acceptable to Him.

In the end we will all return to the God who gave us life.
We will die into Love.
And go to be with God and our loved ones who have gone before us.


N.B.  2376 CE is the year that the Vernal Equinox precesses from Pisces into Aquarius.

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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Salvation.


An Indian yogi once said to me, "When you get involved with religion and spirituality you inherit some problems that you didn't have before."

This is true.

There are various negative aspects to the Church which turn people away.

These are things like sex-phobia, fear, guilt, and obligation.

But these negatives are more than compensated for by the joy, peace, and love that we experience from our relationship with God.

Salvation is a free gift from God.

The rest is fear.


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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

What Are We Supposed to Do?


While we teach our children that material success and fame are the purpose of life the world will stay the same.

We live in darkness.

What are we supposed to do?

We are supposed to care about inequality, injustice, prejudice, and violence.

We are supposed to help those in need.

We are supposed to weep when children suffer.

We are supposed to love one another.


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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Degeneration.


Drugs, drunkenness, divorce, disease, degradation, depravity, decadence, degeneration, depression, despair, decline, downfall.....

All of these defects derive from the 1960s and 1970s.

And it's deliberate.

Rock music poisoned a whole generation of idealists.

By turning peace and love into sex and drugs and rock and roll they wrecked our dreams, our minds, and our bodies.

But there is a way out!

With God there is healing of body, mind, and spirit.

But first we must remove the source of our demise.

Rock music, reality T.V., dark movies, violent sports - all of these diversions must be eliminated from our lives in order to free us from the devil-worship they disguise.

Go into your room.
Close the door.
And pray.

God will hear you.

And deliver you from evil.


N.B.  The prefix de means to undo or reverse.

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Monday, 4 July 2016

Projecting.


Not only do we project our negative traits onto others.

Not only do we project our human qualities onto God.

But we also project our goodness onto those who may not be good at all.


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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Strange Ideas.


Modern Satanism infects you with the strangest ideas.

The perfect example of this is fire.

By associating fire with sex and energy they make you want hell.

And by associating all sex with Satan and evil they make you want the devil.

And by appropriating the idea that the kundalini (power) is a serpent and therefore Satan they put all power in the hands of the devil.

And by associating death (black) with sex they make you want death (i.e. death to God).

And by blaming the Church for banning sex they make you hate God.

And by associating sin with fun they make you want sin.

Unconsciously we associate sex with life and therefore think that Church is death and the devil is life (which, of course, is backwards).

And by associating the toilet with sex (Freudianism) they make you want excrement and urine (the classic joke about hell).

So half the population is unconsciously practicing Satanism without even realizing it.

My job is to point out what is happening and find the source of the problem.

Most of this is done through rock music.
But T.V. shows, movies, literature, and sports are also involved.

The first thing we have to realize is that the people behind these words and images are evil.

They sell their souls for fame and fortune and then do the devil's work (as describe above) in the world.

This is the tip of the iceberg.
Most of it is unconscious.

But the effects can be clearly seen.

So unplug your earphones, throw away your C.D.s, turn off the T.V., and stay home.

These things are constantly played in venues and pubs.
Brainwashing everyone.

Of course all of these things are considered sinful, even damnable, by many.  This, of course, is what the Satanists hope will happen to you. That is in fact their aim - to get you to transgress in the hope that God will damn you to hell.

But God is merciful.

You would be better off in Church on Sunday mornings.

Pray to God

And He will deliver you.


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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Breakthrough.


There have been many spiritual teachers throughout history, many holy men, prophets, and messengers.

But in Jesus there was a breakthrough.

Only Jesus says that to love God and love your neighbor is the whole of the law.

And only Jesus says to turn the other cheek and love your enemies.

This is the first glimpse of the transcendent God.
A God who is without retribution.
A loving Father.
A God who is all Life, Light, and Love.

So in Jesus there is a breakthrough in humankind's understanding of God.

And we are still struggling to understand it today.


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Friday, 1 July 2016

Eyes and Ears.


We never see or hear about third world poverty, starvation, disease, persecution, or corruption because the men and women who rule our world don't want us to know.

Out of sight out of mind.

The rich plutocrats who own our media use their power to brainwash the masses.

They censor the news and control current affairs.
You will never see a sympathetic story about welfare because they don't want to pay for it.  They want everyone at their mercy and distracted by lucrative entertainments and sports.

So be careful what you put before your eyes and into your ears.

What you see and hear determines what you think about and what you are aware of.

Seek out more altruistic pursuits on the internet and in your mail.

Then you may see and hear more clearly.


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