Humans who want to break the glass ceiling of their four dimensional limits to expand into the hyper dimensional state must connect to the spirit dimension in some way.
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a [hu]man be born again, he cannot see / perceive the [spirit] kingdom of God…Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:3-6)
The Bible is written in simple language so that humans can understand unfamiliar concepts and even gain insight into completely unknowable hyper dimensions. Using concrete expressions to convey abstract ideas is not only a common teaching strategy, it is how we communicate in basic language. “Now I see / understand!” “Dream / imagine” “Conceive / bring into being in your thoughts”
Take being born…again. If we’re going to understand what Jesus is saying, we have to scrap the ethereal experience presented in most churches.
The reality of birth, as anyone who has experienced it can tell you, is that it takes blood, sweat and tears – hard labor on the part of the birthers, and trauma on the newborns struggling against being forced out of their comfort zones. It is not easy changing from one world to another.
No doubt one reason God refers to the transition into spiritual life as “birth” is that it is bloody and entails a risk of death to the one undergoing the birthing process. How many martyrs died, in addition to the Chosen One / Christ, to bring new life into being?
“I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to [blessed] death:
- for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men…
- we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked / vulnerable to weather and assaults, and are buffeted,
- and have no certain dwellingplace;
- And labour, working with our own hands…
- being persecuted, we suffer it…
- we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day…
as my beloved sons I warn you…for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” (I Corinthians 4:9-16)
Both earthly and spiritual births undergo the same process of
- an agent accepting seed by a donor.
- sperm by egg in physical birth
- God’s power to create via his word by heart in spiritual birth,
- the gestation of the tentative new being into a fully formed individual,
- and finally entry into the environment where independent action is required – breathing / inspiration of life, growth and development of productive skills, maturity, reproduction, protection and provision of needs of the individuals in our family.
This is not hard to comprehend if you believe in a Creator who IS, and controls, e=mc2 so can transform energy into material substance and vice versa – material substance into energy / life.
- The incarnation of the first human son of God Adam happened when the Word
- The incarnation of the “last” / i.e. ultimate human Son of God Adam happened when Creator God
- created DNA transcribing his image as a sperm gamete with a Y chromosome,
- placed it into the woman’s egg whose mitochondria carried the life-force down all the generations from the original donation by God,
- with the cooperation of a normal, sinful human.
- The incarnation of any human son of God happens in much the same way.
- Any human who, like Mary did, willingly receives God’s seed, the same mysterious life-bestowing spirit essence that called the universe into being germinates in a receptive human heard
- first gestating, i.e. developing over time as a fetal immature son of God / composite human in the flesh capable of sinning but with God’s spirit capable of not sinning in chosen actions.
- The same individual who was born once into the four-dimensional physical realm is born again into the hyper dimensional / spirit domain after fetal development into the likeness of God.
Jesus himself makes it absolutely clear that in the process of gestation there are many miscarriages, the loss of a potentially viable birth.
- Anyone that hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, loses it.
- Anyone that hears the word and joyfully receives it; but when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, he is offended, loses it.
- Anyone that hears the word but is so caught up with this world’s lifestyle and making money loses it.
- But he that hears the word, and understands all that is involved – significance of eternity vs short life on this earth, and value of spiritual vs material, and applies that understanding to his endeavors has much to show for it – beareth / produces fruit / outworking of the Spirit, and re-produces more sons of God, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (Matt 13:18-23)
The cost of identifying with God and his wok of suffering to redeem others is magnificently portrayed in the Stephen Spielberg movie Saving Private Ryan.
The story begins on June 6, 1944 in Normandy at Omaha Beach…The American soldiers are massacred on the Norman beaches. The losses are appalling…
three of the four brothers of the Ryan family died in battle.. A rescue mission is organized to find the last of the four brothers [and send him home to maintain the family lineage]…
Of the 8 men who went in search of Ryan, only 2 would manage to get away… Ryan, for his part, is repatriated home, in the United States, Iowa. He will try to live as best he can to honor the sacrifice of those men who died to save him.
Doesn’t that just perfectly reflect the attitude of a Christian who wants to honor the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in saving his/her soul?
Being a legitimate son of God means you don’t treat him like you’re ashamed to be identified with a notorious social pariah. You take pride in public recognition of your identification as a righteous son of God.
“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38)
Pride in merging one’s identity with another’s is easily recognized in both image and likeness – looks and behaviors – expressing solidarity.
This is particularly evident in national identification requiring documentation of an individual’s entitlement to benefits: citizenship via birth certificates or certification of naturalization, social security card, passport.
There is a reason why we describe the beginning of a new nation as a birth and call the individual who formed the new nation its father. We understand tht the “birth of a nation” more often than not occurs with bloodshed.
Atatürk [Father of the Turk] is regarded as one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century for seizing control of the mixed nationality Anatolian peninsula and establishing it as “Turkey for the Turk.”
As a young man, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was involved with the Young Turks, a revolutionary group…
The infamy of executing this century’s first full scale ethnic cleansing belongs to Turkey’s Young Turk government…
From 1900 to 1923…killed from 3,500,000 to over 4,300,000 Armenians, Greeks, Nestorians, and other Christians.
The Turks agreed to help Bolshevik Russia destroy the newly independent Caucasus states in exchange for restoration of most of the territory they had lost in the 1877–78 Russo-Turkish War. This secured eastern Anatolia and extinguished any chance of independent Armenian or Kurdish states taking root there…
bought off the French by promising to support their rule over Syria in exchange for tacit recognition that all of Anatolia was Turkish territory…
the Greeks would be their only military opposition…
During the war, documented massacres of both Turkish and Greek civilian populations occurred as the two armies occupied territory, with the greatest number of civilians slaughter by Turkey’s ethnic cleansing policy.
- Ismit – 12,000 Greeks massacred and 30 villages destroyed
- Samsun – 21.000 deported with ~10.000 dead in a death march deportation of Greeks.
- Turgutlu – 4,000 Greek inhabitants slaughtered by the Turks when only half of the 8,000 Greek residents were evacuated by the Greek Army.
- Smyrna – up to 125,000 Greeks and Armenians died as a result of the Great Fire of Smyrna set by the Turks when the Greek Army set sail from this ancient Greek city.
Ahh, what a tragedy.
But we Americans can rest on our peerless record of a Christian nation birthed by the honorable George Washington, right?
In 1915, 50 years after the end of the Civil War, D.W. Griffith, released his epic film Birth of a Nation. The greatest blockbuster of the silent era, Birth of a Nation was seen by an estimated 200 million Americans by 1946.
Based on a novel by a Baptist preacher named Thomas Dixon, the film painted Reconstruction, the period following the Civil War, as a time when vengeful former slaves, opportunistic white [Southern] scalawags, and corrupt Yankee carpetbaggers plundered and oppressed the former Confederacy…
The film depicted a vindictive northern Congressman, modeled on a Pennsylvania Republican member of Congress, Thaddeus Stevens, and a power-hungry mulatto eager to marry the Congressman’s daughter. The film’s hero is an aristocratic Confederate veteran who joins the Ku Klux Klan and at the film’s climax rescues the woman from armed freedmen. President Woodrow Wilson reportedly described the film as “history written with lightning.
Since the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) first formed in 1865…white supremacist groups––and their extremist ideologies––persist in the United States today. A February 2017 Southern Poverty Law Center report identified 100 active white nationalist and 99 active neo-Nazi groups in the country…
In March 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas declared domestic violent extremism “poses the most lethal and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today…”
Neo-Nazi groups, such as the National Socialist Movement (NSM), generally make no effort to hide their belief that the white race is superior to others…In contrast, groups such as the League of the South and Identity Evropa propagate their radical stances under the…claims that the white identity is under threat from minorities or immigrants that seek to replace its culture.
If we can recognize the fundamental distinction of “us vs them” in human society, can we not recognize the fundamental dichotomy in the spirit dimension?
We identify with the Singularity source of life, or we don’t. There is no neutral ground in life vs death. It’s one or the other.
- “If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
- Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do…he is a liar, and the father of it.
- And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” (John 8:42-45)
“Don’t be ridiculous! I’m not a Satanist”!
Lucifer’s prime directive, his fundamental lie, is that anything can exist apart from the Singularity.
“the serpent…said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said..? And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat / consume / integrate into yourself thereof, then…ye shall be as gods.” (Genesis 3:1-5)
Anyone who chooses to believe, like Lucifer, that it is possible to achieve “I will!” independent of the Singularity / Source of Life has made him, like the Woman in the Garden, their father / authority and has like the Woman with willful intent rejected the truth of God and his way of self-less righteousness.
Because all humans inherited a corrupted human nature from the Adam’s, all humans are born into the spiritual kingdom of darkness. Bad behavior and death are two indisputable proofs of this basic fact.
“by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12)
There is no independent human nation when it comes to the spirit dimension. Our only options are to 1) remain under the control of sin and perish in Satan’s kingdom:
“the son of perdition;
- Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God…
- whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
- And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (II Thessalonians 2:3-10)
2) or be rescued from doom and live in the kingdom of God:
“Giving thanks unto the Father…
- Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
- and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son…
- For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
- And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1)
Humans in the kingdom of darkness are either knowingly or unwittingly part of Lucifer’s nation of rebels against God of righteousness.
Luciferianism is not a defined religion, but rather a belief system that admires and venerates the characteristics and personality traits exhibited by Lucifer [without necessarily venerating the person of Lucifer] as represented in the literature and the various books of the Hebrew Bible…a character of enlightenment, independence, and progressiveness…
- taboos and social expectations should not hamper one from achieving his or her goals
- take pride in your accomplishments, flaunt the evidence of success
- delight in the so-called pleasures of the flesh.
- one is a member of an elite group in contrast to most people who are inferior to you
- disagree with subservience to a demanding and arbitrary god as practiced by faith systems
- there is no afterlife so make the most of what is here and now
- celebrate knowledge as the key to enlightenment and happiness in this life
- knowledge is fluid and subject to revision and change. [AKA “gaslighting.”]
The Luciferians view…the figure of Satan as an emblem of carnality and materiality…Lucifer as a spiritual and enlightened being—one that does indeed rise above mere materiality…
Satanists embrace values such as pleasure, success, and sexuality precisely because the Chrisitan Church has traditionally condemned such things. Luciferians…believe themselves to be motivated by independent thought…
The two traditions do, however, share much in common…
- View human beings as gods—beings who have mastery of the planet.
- Reject dogmatic religion.
- Are antagonistic toward Christianity
- Satan or Lucifer is not regarded as the embodiment of evil
Despite its name, Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan has very little to do with either Satan or his worship.In LaVeyan Satanism, the important god is ourselves and our natural instincts. Borrowing somewhat from English occultist Aleister Crowley and his libertine credo of “Do what thou wilt,” LaVey’s The Satanic Bible outlines the philosophy and rituals behind the Church of Satan, and for the most part, the central figure is the ego and the will of those considered strong enough to accept Satanism…
Satanic Statements included in The Satanic Bible are:
- indulgence instead of abstinence
- vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
- vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
- man as just another animal…who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
- all of the so-called sins…lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
LaVey and his Church of Satan expose…their philosophy…
From Nietzsche…LaVey lifted not only the categorization of Christianity as a “slave morality,” but also adapted the Ubermensch as the ideal Satanist. In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche describes the Ubermensch as a master of “this-worldliness,” a natural aristocrat who denies spiritual redemption in favor for accomplishments in this life.
While Nietzsche’s philosophy verged on the mystical and metaphysical, Rand was a through and through materialist. In her many books, she
excoriated not only socialism and the socialistic impulse as tyranny by another name, but also lambasted altruism as a false god kept in power in order to keep humanity from reaching true happiness. Rational self-interest became the rallying cry of Rand’s Objectivism, which she describes in The Virtue of Selfishness as “a morality of rational self-interest — or of rational selfishness…
LaVeyan Satanism presents a materialist and egoist philosophy in Halloween costume. And even though The Satanic Bible takes magic rituals seriously, those spells are predicated upon the projection of will rather than supernatural intermediaries…
When LaVey proclaims “Satan rules the Earth,” he is proclaiming the primacy of humanity and the glories of natural instincts. It is, in the end, not terribly different from today’s secularism. Perhaps seeing where his and future generations were heading, all LaVey did was give a name to their practice, thus founding a religion of economic comfort and social ennui.
Unredeemed from the selfish sin nature, humans can wreak destruction running the gamut from crushing another human being’s spirit to destroying the whole world.
This fact is undoubtedly one reason why evil spirits in Satan’s dark kingdom are able to join forces with humans. This occurs, naturally, through the same process of a human accepting God’s Holy Spirit into their being.
- The Self-Will Lie of the Devil germinates in a receptive human heart, growing in capacity to induce the human to sin,
- developing into a composite being – human in the flesh controlled by an evil spirit paralleling “ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:” (Acts 1:8)
- As well as the ultimate merging of a god in flesh paralleling the birth of Jesus Christ. “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35) This is the antichrist, Seed of the Serpent, “even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” (I John 2:18) More on this son of Satan in later posts.
“Sermons from the Mound”, an unmistakable sexual play on words, describes the abuse of human sexual activity by false gods.
Every religious tradition has rules—spoken and unspoken—around sexuality, and sacred texts come into play as these rules are navigated in dating and marriage. What does your faith tradition really say about the meaning of our sexuality and sexual activity? What role does sex play in the life of the spirit?…
“The Charge of the Goddess,” penned by Wiccan priestess Doreen Valiente (1922-1999), is a piece of liturgy so powerful that its influence has reached far outside Wicca into spiritual feminism, the sex-positive community, and contemporary Paganism as a whole.
Author Vivianne Crowley says in Wicca: The Old Religion in the New Age…”the sacred marriage is outwardly a marriage of two people [humans], but inwardly it is a marriage of the two within one person.”
Ritual sex…can be used to raise energy, create magical power, or find a sense of spiritual communion with a partner…
In Her Hidden Children, author Chas Clifton writes, “Many Pagan religions include invocation and possession by their gods. Wicca, in particular, extends that possession to sexual acts…uniting in their bodies the cosmic and the most personal energies of planetary life.
Obviously that is claiming to be the alternative to the Singularity.
This and the following article give the logical reason why promiscuous sex is an irreducible part of any attempt at increasing one’s spiritual life energy / power apart from the irreducible Singularity.
Energy Must Be Consumed From A Living Being
The Sexual Vampire: is a bare bones straight out, call it like it is, definition. It is an understanding of the base of the creature and what they are about. There are still many different types of sexual vampire, that part never changes, but what doesn’t change is that at the base of it, sex has to be involved, either in action, intention or thought…
Regardless of the means in which you engage in it, whether purely physical, or totally psychological, the end result is that some element of sexual energy has to be involved….There are basically two categories…Biological and Energy Feeders…
Coitus feeding: This is literally the physical act of having sexual intercourse…there are those who find anything other than the very act itself, isn’t doing anything…
Organic Fluid Feeding: Well this gets to the sticky heated mess of it all. The basics of it are that you need the sexual fluids, whether that be in the form of semen, sexually excited blood, menstrual or vaginal fluids, these feeders claim that without it, they cannot sustain themselves appropriately.
Flirts don’t have to actually have sexual contact in any way, merely evoke a sexual response in others. This doesn’t have to be a response focused on their own form. A ‘flirt’ can be in a situation where they draw another to a strip club, or watch a sexy movie, or for that matter sexualize another in a manner that draws those hints of sexual desire from others.
The ‘Tease’…is the one who makes you wiggle in your seat. They tend to end up in your dreams, or haunting your desire on some evening when you are alone and don’t have to account for your secret desires.
The Tempter: doesn’t just want you turned on, they want you to explore dark places. They combine sexual fears and fantasy, to lead people to places they might never explore on their own…These can be the most dangerous however. Simply because one has a fantasy, doesn’t mean it should be explored. A smart ‘Tempter’ understands that if they draw someone into something that is psychologically unhealthy…you no longer feel excited and a little scared, but actually reach into self loathing.
I well remember a patient I treated mainly with therapy after he was admitted to the acute psychiatric ward for attempting to kill himself after reaching depths of self-loathing from dabbling with a Tempter online. Since he believed in the God of the Bible, I was able to remind and reassure him that his God is loving, compassionate, all-powerful, forgiving, and restores us to wholeness and a loving, trustworthy relationship with him.
–National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy director,
Paul Ettelbrick (Kurtz, 2003)
Michelangelo Signorile describes the campaign “to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution completely–to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes, but rather to…radically alter an archaic institution.”...
- 28 percent of homosexual males had had sexual encounters with one thousand or more partners.
- 79 percent said more than half of their sex partners were strangers…
- Almost half of the white homosexual males…said that they had had at least 500 different sexual partners…
Since part of the compulsion of homosexuality seems to be a need on the part of the homophile to “absorb” masculinity from his sexual partners, he must be constantly on the lookout for [new partners].
Gay life is most typical and works best when sexual contacts are impersonal and even anonymous…far more preoccupied with sex than heterosexuals are, and far more likely to think of a good sex life as many partners under many exciting circumstances….
It must be remembered that in the gay world the only real criterion of value is physical attractiveness…The young homosexual will find that his homosexual brothers usually only care for him as a sexual object…when they have satisfied their sexual interest in him, they will likely forget about his existence and his own personal needs..
Childhood sexual abuse is a subject that has received much attention in recent years. Twenty-eight to 33% of women and 12 to 18% of men were victims of childhood or adolescent sexual abuse (Roland, 2002, as cited in Long, Burnett, & Thomas, 2006). Sexual abuse that does not include touch and other types of sexual abuse are reported less often, which means this number of individuals who have been sexually abused in their childhood may actually be greater (Maltz, 2002)…
Stress and anxiety are often long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse…A study compared the posttraumatic stress symptoms in Vietnam veterans and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The study revealed that childhood sexual abuse is traumatizing and can result in symptoms comparable to symptoms from war-related trauma (McNew & Abell, 1995).
In the course of diagnostic assessments, I routinely and casually ask about abuse. Almost invariably my patients just as casually relate their experiences. Unless one is aware of how prolific abuse is in our Christian country, one could assume all these patients are just attention seeking. No. Abuse really is pandemic.
Check out the dates on the above articles. Let’s update the situation: © 2021 The New York Times Company
Last year , tech companies reported over 45 million online photos and videos of children being sexually abused — more than double what they found the previous year.
when the reported number was less than a million, the proliferation of the explicit imagery had already reached a crisis point. Tech companies, law enforcement agencies and legislators in Washington responded, committing to new measures meant to rein in the scourge. Landmark legislation passed in 2008.
Yet the explosion in detected content kept growing — exponentially…
An investigation by The New York Times found an insatiable criminal underworld that had exploited the flawed and insufficient efforts to contain it…
tech companies failed to adequately police sexual abuse imagery on their platforms, or failed to cooperate sufficiently with the authorities when they found it.
Law enforcement agencies…were left understaffed and underfunded…
The Justice Department…neglected even to write mandatory monitoring reports, nor did it appoint a senior executive-level official to lead a crackdown…
A paper recently published [by] the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, described a system at “a breaking point,” with reports of abusive images “exceeding the capabilities of independent clearinghouses and law enforcement to take action.”
Child sexual abuse is a horrific crime affecting an estimated 9–19.7% of girls and 3–7.9% of boys [2, 31, 38]. These children endure in- decent exposure, forced intercourse, and sex trafficking …
According to the Internet Watch Foundation, which reviews reports of CSAI in the United Kingdom, 53% of CSAI images depict the abuse of children under the age of ten and 28% of CSAI images involve rape and sexual torture …
The surge in criminal activity…originates almost entirely with tech companies based in the United States. The companies have known for years that their platforms were being co-opted by predators, but many of them essentially looked the other way…it was clear more than two decades ago that new technologies had created the biggest boon for pedophiles since the Polaroid camera…
law enforcement agencies across the country…have managed their online workload by focusing on imagery depicting the youngest victims.
“We go home and think, ‘Good grief, the fact that we have to prioritize by age is just really disturbing,..’”
“Historically, you would never have gone to a black market shop and asked, ‘I want real hard-core with 3-year-olds,’”
Amid the reports of rape cases and sexual predation, a new study has found that sex addiction is on the rise.This new finding revealed by researchers at the University of Minnesota states that 10 per cent of men and seven percent of women are in a constant battle to control their sexual urge and thoughts.
The research which was carried out in America shows that the number of people struggling with difficult-to-control urges is creating concern for psychologists.
Many have attributed the rise to access to explicit content online and casual sex.
When used in ritual, the Charge is spoken by a priestess who is embodying the presence of the Goddess. She says:
WHAT A LIE!
Hello!!! Sex trade??!! In the course of my career I’ve taught and advocated for awareness of trafficking of adolescents forced into depraved prostitution. Try this on for a reality check, and I’m not linking to the website below for obvious reasons that I don’t want my computer flooded with offers to immerse myself in the filth that so many find themselves addicted to. Freedom? No. Bondage.
Slave market in the ancient world / Watch online https://www…….slave-market-in-the-ancient-world « gr8 scene …it is so satisfying to see the five naked female slaves chained together and being paraded in the slave market – completely stripped of all dignity » 0 +1 -1 MFANO 5 years ago. « Wow, what a divine [now there’s Wicca for you] time. White sluts tied and sold in all public how cattle. Wonderful. Would like to buy some sluts for me as female slaves and…
There was a time when all aspects of pagan society were grounded in worship of the gods who controlled all aspects of life and death. Therefore, all members of society were required to subject themselves to the gods’ reproductive and non-reproductive sexually aberrant acts to meet the gods’ objectives.
the term ‘rape culture’came to be used extensively as late as the 1970’s in media and the public. First by feminists to explain the shameful state of normalising sexual violence by modern societies. This also highlighted a prominent presence of ‘rape culture’ in some of the oldest and so called glorious civilisations of the past…
Almost all mythologies have stories of women/youth being “taken” by Gods as punishment, pleasure or as a conquest, thereby making “consent”, agency and/ or “sexual identity” of the victim/survivor almost redundant in the whole scheme of things…
The glorious stories of Ancient Greek mythology are deeply sexist and misogynist and seem to not just verify the existence of brutal sexual violence therein, but almost justify it…The rape of women was a common theme throughout Greek mythology. The chief Greek God Zeus himself is part of many rape stories – he is believed to have ‘sexually violated’ several women, namely, Antiope, Europa, Hera, Leda and several others…
In the Roman context, The Rape of the Sabine Women, which was nothing other than forceful sexual violence perpetrated by Roman men, is often normalised as an important step in Roman history that helped them achieve a fairly “blended” population.
Just like human laws control citizenship requirements and privileges, so spiritual laws control spiritual requirements and benefits of spiritual subjects in God’s kingdom.
Just like there are legal processes one must undertake in order to gain entrance into an earthly nation, there is a legal process required before being granted access to God’s spiritual kingdom.
The Jews’ plight in Nazi Germany provides one of the best examples. Hundreds of thousands of German and Austrian Jews tried to escape the persecution of the racist Nazi government, with the full cooperation of the Nazi government. This was their first solution. Eventually they had to resort to a more costly and complicated final solution because no other country wanted them either. Of 525,000 Jews in Germany in 1933, of which about 400,000 were German citizens, only 345,000 Jews managed to find refuge. This was mainly in neighboring countries, which was only a brief reprieve as Germany quickly conquered those countries. Only about 85,000 beleaguered Jews, out of far greater numbers of immigration applicants, reached their haven of choice, the United States.
In one well-publicized case, the United States refused to admit 908 Jewish refugees who had sailed from Hamburg, Germany in 1939. The ship circled back to Europe, where most were accepted into countries which were soon occupied by the Nazis. A fourth of the ship’s passengers are known to have died in the Holocaust.
Even after Nazi policy towards Jews became known, America tightened restrictions on European Jewish immigration still further, giving as a reason the threat of enemy subversion during the war.
America, England and other democratic countries greatly – and realistically – feared a Communist revolution toppling their governments as had just happened in Russia and China. A world-wide overthrow of the existing forms of government is the explicit objective of Communism and many under-cover agents were actively pursuing that goal.
Jews have a rich history of involvement in anarchism, socialism, Marxism… many Jews worldwide welcomed the Russian revolution of 1917, celebrating the fall of a regime that had presided over antisemitic pogroms…With the advent of fascism in parts of Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, many Jews responded by becoming actively involved in the left, and particularly the Communist parties,
And many individuals seeking a place in the kingdom of God will be rejected, when judged and proven by documented evidence of their works that they were never born again into God’s spiritual kingdom of life, they chose to remain slaves to sin.
“I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it…And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works / of the flesh or production of fruit / outworking of the Spirit, with re-production of more sons of God…And whosoever was not found written in the book of life / documentation of being born again into the Spirit kingdom of God was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11-15)