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"The only permanent, constructive changes you can make in the world are the changes that you make in yourself."
–- Gary Zukav --

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-- Mahatma Gandhi –

"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion."
-- Paulo Coelho

"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
-- Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time --

The one you feed
An elder Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, and ego. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."
The grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied: "The one you feed."
-- Source: unknown --

Wisdom

"Your understanding has utterly failed regarding this world, and do you think you can comprehend the way of the Most High?"

The Ten Commandments
Love thy neighbor
Bible Gateway Bible Online / Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
HTML Bible
Bible Plus // KJV(win) tool
The Bible Library
Early Christian Writings
Old Testament Apocrypha:
[Charles (a)] [Charles (b)] [Wesley] [Apocryphal or Deuterocanonical Books]
New Testament Apocrypha
google: The Corpus Hermiticum
google: The Perennial Tradition
The Gospel of Thomas
Deism
The Torah in Modern Scholarship
The Babylonian Talmud
Zohar Kabbalah (or) Kabala
True Torah Jews Against Zionism
History of Zionism
What is Zionism?
THE MYSTERY OF THE GENTILES: Who Are They and Where Are They Now? / Ted R. Weiland and Mission to Israel

    Lost Books of the Bible:
  • [The Lost Books]
  • [CARM]
  • [Sacred Texts]
  • [BibleUFO]
  • Internet Sacred Texts Archive // maintained by J.B. Hare
  • The Gospel of Judas [Coptic text] / "Provides the only currently published edition of the manuscript fragments of Codex Tchacos discovered in the aftermath of the personal bankruptcy of antiquities dealer Bruce Ferrini in 2006; estimating that the newly recovered fragments "will allow us to read 90-95% of the text of the gospel," Wurst and Meyer present what they emphasize is a "preliminary transcription and translation" of the fragments and note that they “are in the process of discussing, with colleagues, the best way to deal with the formal translation of the fragments and the presentation and publication of the fragments within the text of Codex Tchacos." -- Gospels.net


The Nag Hammadi Library / What's this?



The Qur'an (Koran) / Islam
| Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace
| What does Islam teach about violence?
| The Religion of Peace / news articles exposing Islam
| Islam/Muslim - Christian Forum
| Islam and Sex With Infants and Children - Mufa'khathat
| The Islamisation of Sweden
| Answering Muslims
| Answering Islam



The Bhagavad Gita / Hinduism
The Vedas / Hinduism



Buddhism



  • The Urantia Book / a real mind bender...
  • Re-Imagining Jesus: Discovering the Human Hero
  • Shroud of Turin: [1] [2]



    Religions Compared

    Self-Actualization
    Maslow's hierarchy of needs

    Government training pastors to train congregations
    to "obey the government"

    Web search: 'clergy response teams'

    "A Pastor is blowing the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program training Pastors to teach congregations to "obey the government" using Romans 13. Confirmation from other pastors has been received according to this report.

    Besides Romans 13, American Christians have been effectively neutralized, becoming powerless to defend themselves from anti-American government dictates. Contributing to this servile status is a total misunderstanding of the meaning of, "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Also contributing is the very worldly love for money shown by the church. It is willing to give up its independent voice to criticize worldly government behavior in exchange for an exemption from paying tax. If that is not irony...

    giveupurrights.jpg - 13895 Bytes Watch the New American Theology of Civil Submission (video)
    In this message ("I'm free to submit to authority") this pastor (Time of Grace Ministries) says Christians should honor government no matter what because if Christians don't, "the name of God will look bad ... the way you talk about your government ... honor the king, whether the king deserves it or not." He says, you "are free to be a slave.... You are free to respect the authority of the government that God gives to you.... Don't be afraid to do this. It's part of a plan.... ALL authority is an extension of God's authority.... Honor the king."

    Romans 13 (New International Version)
    Submission to the Authorities
    1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
    2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
    3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
    4 For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
    5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
    6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing.
    7 Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.


    Christians need to review what Christ DID, not what the Apostle Paul had Tertius to write somewhere between 56 and 58 A.D..
    Danny Wilten - Know What Is In Front Of Your Face: | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 |
    "When he was tempted in the desert, who was the one throwing Bible verses at him? Satan. That is a perfect picture of dead religion. Using the words of God to do the opposite of what God does. It’s grotesque when you think about it. It’s demonic. Keep in mind that when someone says ‘I am a Christian’ it may mean absolutely nothing."
    -- Eric Metaxas, humor writer who once wrote for the children’s series Veggie Tales, The President & The Prophet: Obama’s Unusual Encounter With Eric Metaxas --
    Interesting Subjects
    Websearch: Pre-Adamic man race
  • Electronic Bible Research Tools
    WORDsearch / excellent software

    An Interview With God / power point
    7 Wonders of the World / video
    Bible Origins
    google: Emperor Constantine Nicaea 325 a.d.
    Books referred to in the Bible but not in the Bible
    The Lost Books of the Bible / edited by Rutherford H. Platt, Jr., [1926]
    The Deuterocanonical Apocrypha / "The Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible These are books which are included in some version of the canonical Bible, but which have been excluded at one time or another, for textual or doctrinal issues. These are called 'Deuterocanonical', which literally means 'the secondary canon.'" -- sacred-texts.com
    Other Apocrypha / "These are other apocryphal texts which never made it into any official canon, which nevertheless shed light on the Bible and its history." -- sacred-texts.com
    Book of Enoch
    Book of Jasher
    Google: preterism

    "Preterism is the belief that all Bible prophecies, including those concerned with the Second Coming of Jesus, the Resurrection of the Dead, the Rapture, the Judgment and the arrival of the Kingdom of God, came to fulfillment in a.d. 70 at the destruction of Herod's temple in Jerusalem as predicted by Jesus in Luke 21 ..."

    "Luke’s account (Luke 21:22, 28, 31) of the Olivet Discourse reveals that the events surrounding the Temple's destruction would mark the fulfillment of all Old Testament prophecy culminating in the Resurrection, Rapture and arrival of the Kingdom of God." -- Preterism.info -- "... these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written." (Luke 21:22)
    " ... when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:28)
    "... when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near." (Luke 21:31)

    Source: preterism.info

    Example:

    Jesus said, " ... this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matt. 24:14, KJV).

    Paul answers: " ... the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven ... " (Col. 1:23b, KJV).

    Preterists point to many other verses that seem to indicate that the 'end' occurred in a.d. 70.
    Israel
    Is the following true about the origin of the name Israel?
    Isis-Ra-El = Israel
    Egypt, Isis was personification of wisdom
    Amen-Ra = Sun god (Amen at the end of a pray is praise for Amen-Ra)
    EL is god of Saturn.
    These 3 gods were merged = Israel

    Amos 5:
    25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
    26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Amos 5:25-26 (KJV)

    Acts 7:
    43 Yea, ye [house of Israel] took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. Acts 7:43 (KJV)

    Is Judahism based around the worship of Saturn?
    The sacred day of worship is Saturday.
    Is the symbol for Saturn the same as for the star of David.
    The Talisman of Saturn
    "The so-called Star of David is essentially a hexagram, nothing more, nothing less. There is no Biblical or Jewish evidence that traces this ancient occult symbol with King David of Israel. However, there is evidence that it was used by King Solomon, after he turned to pagan gods and the occult, late in his life."
    Source: Star of David OR Star of Lucifer?

    Zionism is a “false theology,” says new Presbyterian study guide / Joe Catron The Electronic Intifada
    Romance of the Presbyterian Church and the Hizbullah / e-Zion Israel News
    Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide / Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, (USA)
    Zionism Unsettled - A CONGREGATIONAL STUDY GUIDE / The Israel/Palesti ne Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

    • If Americans Knew: [video trailer] [website]
    De Israel Lobby
    Galloway on Israel & Lebanon / 2006.06.08
    Video Israel Doesn't Want You to See
    Murder of Mohammed Al-Dura and his 12 year old son by Israeli forces
    The Truth Behind The Gates Of Auschwitz
    Were America's founders Christian?
    The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible
    Ancient Sites
    The Giza Clock
    Paranormal?
    Dr. Eben Alexander / NDE
    Skeptiko / Science at the tipping point
    Healthcare Ministries (alternatives to mainstream health insurance)
    Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries
    Samaratan Ministries Health Reform
    What's Wrong With the Church?


    Chuck Baldwin 501c3 Government Takeover of the Church / Video length 3:43, Lyndon B. Johnson instituted 501(3)(c) churches to neutralize churches.

    No To 501(c)(3) Churches

    State-Owned Chruches Are Killing America

    ROMANS 13: THE TRUE MEANING OF SUBMISSION by Timothy Baldwin & Chuck Baldwin

    The Messed Up Church / "When I decided to critically examine everything I was hearing at church and then compare it to the Bible, my whole world changed. The church is not suffering for a lack of information-it's suffering because very few Christians are even looking at the information that's available (including most pastors). All it takes is the correct starting point to discover the error in today's teachings." -- Steven Kozar


    Zeitgeist Refuted

    Zeitgeist Refuted A debunking of the material presented in Zeitgeist concerning Jesus is presented here:

    Zeitgeist Refuted Final Cut (Full Movie) / Very good refutation of the claims made in Zeitgeist regarding the panels below alleging to show that the Jesus story is a retelling of prior stories. This refutation calls out Peter Joseph (maker of Zeitgeist) and Acharya S to document their claims and challenges the reader to verify their claims before believing them.

    This film was made by Elliot Nesch For a free dvd, visit: http://www.holybibleprophecy.org/ Zeitgeist Refuted is a documentary film in response to the bold claims made in Peter Joseph's Zeitgeist the movie concerning the Christian faith. This film examines the similarities and differences of pagan religions according to history and scholarly opinion. Additionally, it explores the historicity of Jesus. Also discussed are the Jesus Myth Theory and Astrotheology. The viewer will also see a critique of the works of Zeitgeist sources cited in the Zeitgeist bibliography such as Acharya S, Gerald Massey and Jordan Maxwell. This documentary exposes the Freemasonry, Theosophy and New Age influence on Zeitgeist and the Zeitgeist Movement.

    Acharya S tries to do damage control in ZEITGEIST, Part 1 (Religion) Debunked? Acharya Responds. / Video

    It seems that Archarya makes these claims in her book without documenting the source of her claims. The sources she does provide are not original sources. Instead her sources are books or papers by individuals making the claims themselves without citing any original sources.

    Peter Joseph tries to do damage control in POST "The 'Real' Zeitgeist Challenge" DEBUNKED (1 of 10) Peter Joseph interviews Acharya S. / Video

    The Zeitgeist Challenge is a website dedicated to refuting Zeitgeist's claims regarding Jesus and offers a challenge with a $1,000 reward to anyone who can falsify their refutation.

    'Son' and 'Sun' is a homophone that only works in English and is therefore invalid

    Here's another refutation movie. "Zeitgeist" Online Movie: Part One Refuted


    To think about


    Rob Bell speaking at Willow Creek Community Church on book of Revelations
    Gospel Mysteries
    Jesus Was Not A Jew, Either By Religion Or By Ancestry
    Non Biblical evidence as proof for Jesus Christ (1 of 4) / Video
    Illuminati Whistleblower "They Worship lucifer" / Carolyn Hamlett video interview
    Illuminati Wife Tells All - Part 1 of 4 / Video interview with Kay Griggs
    Satan's Sideshow: The True Lauren Stratford Story
    John Todd exposes his former family, the Illuminati / Video


    Alternate History


    American Deception / rare significant documents disclosed
    Ancient Origins
    Gigal Research / Egypt
    Robert Bauval / Alternative History


    Space and Earth Weather


    Dutchsinse / Earthquake & Volcanic activity
    Live Earthquake Map / Global Incident Map
    Live Volcano Map / Volcano Discovery

    "By the time of Jesus, Palestine had been under Roman domination for almost a century.97 Rome ruled through puppets—first Herod the Great, then Herod Antipas in Galilee and Pontius Pilate in Judea--and this rule was devastating.

    "Roman legions killed tens of thousands of people and enslaved many more. One traumatic attack was the burning of Sepphoris, only a few miles from Nazareth, near the time of Jesus' birth.98 Some 2,000 rebels were crucified at about the same time.99


    Besides killing and enslaving the Palestinians, the Romans taxed them severely, pushing many of them permanently into debt. By the time of Jesus, there was "a crisis of debt and dispossession that touched and transformed the lives of nearly every peasant family in Galilee."100

    "Jesus' anti-imperial gospel is apparent in what we call "the Lord's Prayer," which is a modification of the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the establishment of God's kingdom. The central phrase of Jesus' prayer was, therefore, "thy kingdom come"--an abbreviation of the Kaddish's petition, "May God establish his kingdom in your lifetime." That Jesus was not talking about some exclusively otherworldly realm is shown by the next line: "thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Thus, says Horsley, "God's activity was political and Jesus' preaching of that activity was political--with obvious implications for the 'imperial situation' then prevailing in Palestine." The reign of the Roman emperors was to be replaced by the reign of God, which would transform "the social-economic-political substance of human relations."101

    "The centrality of the economic issue is shown by two other elements in this prayer: the petition for "our daily bread" and the idea that we should "forgive our debtors"—an allusion to the fact that unjust and unforgiven debt regularly forced peasants into servitude to rich landlords (as reflected in the parable of the wicked tenants).102

    "That Jesus opposed Roman rule even more directly is suggested by evidence that Jesus challenged the payment of the Temple tax and the tribute to Rome103 and that he protested the Temple's system of collecting money.104

    "That Jesus was regarded as a rebel against the empire is implied by the very fact that he was crucified. The death penalty could be authorized only by the Romans, and crucifixion was an exclusively Roman manner of execution, used primarily for those regarded as challengers to Roman authority. "That Jesus was crucified by the Roman governor," says Horsley, "stands as a vivid symbol of his historical relationship with the Roman imperial order."105

    "One dimension of the Roman imperial order that particularly offended Jesus and his fellow Jews was Rome's claim that its empire was divinely authorized.106 Early Christians had a very different view, as shown by the final book of the New Testament, which portrays Rome as a dragon, symbolizing Satan.107 For the early Christians, Horsley says,

    "Rome was the Beast, the Harlot, the Dragon, Babylon, the Great Satan. They knew that Rome's empire was made possible not by divine order but by the acquisition of vast territories through the deadly violence of the Roman legions.108

    "America as the New Rome

    "Is Bacevich right to say that today America is Rome? One way to answer this question is in terms of four commonly accepted features of the Roman empire.109 First, it portrayed itself, as we have seen, as guided by divine providence. Americans have said the same about their own empire. In 1850, an American editor wrote: "We have a destiny to perform, a 'manifest destiny' over . . . South America, . . . the Chinese empire . . . and the . . . Japanese. . . . The eagle of the republic shall poise itself over [the rest of the world] and a successor of Washington ascend the chair of universal empire!110 The Christmas card sent out by Dick and Lynne Cheney in 2003 asked, rhetorically: "[I]f a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"111

    "A second feature of the Roman empire was the development and employment of overwhelming military power. Bacevich, summing up this feature of our own empire, says that the present aim of the U.S. military is "to achieve something approaching omnipotence: 'Full Spectrum Dominance.'"111

    "A third feature of the Roman empire was rule through puppets, such as Herod, backed up by the empire's pervasive military presence. Some of the most notorious US puppets have been Batista in Cuba, Somoza in Nicaragua, Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier in Haiti, Marcos in the Philippines, Diem in Vietnam, and Suharto in Indonesia. More recently, America has installed a puppet regime in Afghanistan and has been trying to do the same in Iraq.

    "A fourth feature of the Roman empire was that through its imposition of exorbitant taxes, it impoverished the countries it dominated. America's taxation is more indirect, being exercised through the global economy enforced by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization. But it impoverishes just as effectively.

    "... Christians and the New Rome

    "Any attempt to answer that question would be very long. I will here simply suggest a first step: the formation of an anti-imperial church movement, in which the rejection of America's imperial project is considered a necessary implication of Christian faith. Such a movement would be analogous to the movement of "Confessing Christians" formed in Germany in 1934, a year after the Nazis had come to power. This movement, two leaders of which were theologians Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, opposed the movement known as the "German Christians," which treated Hitler as a new messiah who would bring Germany the greatness it deserved. In their famous Barmen Declaration, the Confessing Christians said that support for National Socialism violated basic principles of the Christian faith. One had to choose either Christian faith or National Socialism. One could not affirm both.123

    "Later in the century, some Christian bodies decided that rejection of the system of apartheid in South Africa was a necessary implication of Christian faith. In 1977, the Lutheran World Federation declared that although with regard to most political questions, "Christians may have different opinions," the system of apartheid in South Africa was "so perverted and oppressive" that it "constitute[d] a status confessionis"—a confessional situation. The Christian faith, these Lutherans declared, required that "churches would publicly and unequivocally reject the existing apartheid system."124

    "An analogous question before churches in America today is whether the American empire, with its imperialism and global apartheid, is "so perverted and oppressive" that the public rejection of it should be regarded as an implication of fidelity to God as revealed in Jesus of Nazareth, who died on a Roman cross.

    -- David Ray Griffin, "9/11, American Empire, and Christian Faith," Global Research, May 5, 2006 --