“an angel come down from heaven…And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years…And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season…
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle [against God and his saints]…And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them [for two groups of people].
and I saw the souls of them that
- were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God,
- and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;
- and they lived / were resurrected into their bodies and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4)
- And I saw the dead [humans separated from the source of life] small and great, stand before God…
- And the sea [of outer space] gave up the dead [hyper dimensional beings separated from the Singularity source of life] which were in it;
- and death [the process] and hell [the place, bottomless pit, Sheol on earth] delivered up the dead [hybrid souls] which were in them…
and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works…they were judged every man according to their works.
But but but!!! Isn’t that against “for by grace are ye saved, through faith…not of works?” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
No. Don’t take that one verse out of context. The point being made is that “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us.” (Titus 3:5)
We do have to exert effort, i.e. do work, when we exercise our will and make a choice to accept God’s gift of life in him, or not.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Choice #1: Love / merge identities with the LORD
- “a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
- And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
- And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.” (Luke 10:25-28)
This is so simple. The LORD is the only source of infinite energy / infinite life. This is just logical.
“Then they that feared the LORD / YHVH / Creator spake often one to another: and the LORD / YHVH hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD / YHVH, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD / YHVH of hosts / armies, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God / Elohim and him that serveth him not.” (Malachi 3:16-18)
If we stick with a hermeneutical analysis of the Bible we see that there has always been just one way of being saved from sin and its consequences from the time of the first generation of humans – putting faith in the word of the LORD YHVH that he would provide a Savior, to whatever extent he has been revealed throughout the course of human space-time.
Christianity irrationally applies the message in the documents that we call the New Testament to all people throughout the world of space time despite the clear statements that they apply to the hearers/readers of these documents.
“He that hath an ear, let him hear” (Matthew – Revelation)
Take the Apostle John’s letter – written in time, in a particular context, to a particular group of people experiencing doubts because “many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (I John 4:1)
- “we know that the Son of God is come,
- and hath given us an understanding,
- that we may know him that is true,
- and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. (I John 5:20)
When we apply the different Greek tenses, which the English translation simplifies into uniformity as one present tense, we get a better grasp of the objective of the letter.
- “These things have I written unto you [who have completed the action of] believing / pisteu-ousin / πιστεύ-ουσιν on the name of the Son of God;
- that ye may know that ye have eternal life,
- and that ye may continue to in [future] believe / pisteu-ēte on the name of the Son of God.” (I John 5:13)
- “That which was from the beginning – the Singularity Creator,
- which we bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us…
- we have heard,
- which we have seen with our eyes,
- which we have looked upon,
- and our hands have handled, of the Word of life…
- declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship / unity / be connected with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (I John 1:1-3)
Hermeneutically, these statements in one document cannot be applied exclusively to the recipients, or even future readers, of this letter. There is overwhelming evidence in the entire Word of God that the promise of salvation
- from eternal separation from the source of Life
- by a Redeemer defeating sin – defined as willfully separating from YHVH the Singularity
was made to only two humans whose loss of eternal life was caused by breaking the only law in existence at the time – “don’t eat the fruit.”
As the account progresses, additional laws are added to explicitly define sin in other ways that oppose the Singularity’s control over creation. This allows us to understand the definition of sin.
Sin is anything that results in harm, destruction, chaos, entropy of energy.
The opposite is right-ness.
Righteousness is choosing to maintain order allowing for positive growth and development.
In other words, identifying with / uniting with / connecting with the Singularity / Creator.
This way of salvation predates not only Christianity but Judaism and all other isms.
The biblical way of salvation is incontrovertibly grounded (that’s a deliberate reference from dust to dust) in recognizing, respecting, honoring, and conforming one’s life on earth to the plan of an Intelligent Designer to keep the system running properly without undo damage and destruction.
This is spelled out in the part of the Bible claimed by Christianity’s narrow depiction of salvation.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things…Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections…even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:18-32)
Christianity likes to apply this to non-Christians, but hasn’t the Religious Right disconnected from God’s righteousness when it allies with evil despots like Hitler and Donald Trump?
“If you can defend this, you can defend anything,” wrote…the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), in an excoriating editorial to his felow evangelicals about the breach of the Capitol. The intruders displayed Jesus Saves signs next to those calling for the hanging of Vice President Mike Pence and, once in the building, thanked God for the opportunity “to get rid of the communists, the globalists and the traitors” within the U.S. government. “If you can wave this away with ‘Well, what about …’” added Moore, “then where, at long last, is your limit?…”
he laid the blame squarely at the feet of a man many evangelicals believe to be their hero: President Trump. “This week we watched an insurrection of domestic terrorists,” Moore wrote, “incited and fomented by the President of the United States…He called them to the rally. He told them that the future of our country was at stake, that the election had been stolen from him and that weakness could not be an answer,” Moore says. “And after the attack took place with our Vice President under siege, with people calling for him to be executed, the President continued to attack the Vice President on Twitter. It’s indefensible.”
The behaviors exhibited by the American Religious Right is in sharp contrast to the last-ditch effort by the last witness of YHVH’s Savior to explain exactly what salvation is, and what it looks like.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (I John 2:15-16)
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die [because their righteousness is so annoying]: yet peradventure for a good man [we like because they benefit us] some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ / God’s Anointed One died for us.” (Romans 5:7-8)
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
“Ought” in this context is not an option, like “you really ought to clean your room, it’s such a mess.” It is a declaration of reality, gently stating here but expressly and forcefully stating as John’s explanation proceeds, that the proof of our salvation from death is the manifestation of the life of God in us.
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.” (I John 4:11-13)
- and every one that loveth him that begat – God
- loveth him also that is begotten of him – humanity
- By this we know that we love the children of God that were scattered abroad.
- when we love God, and keep his commandments.
- For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:” I John 5:1-3)
Updated language – we are connected to the source of life and power over destructive forces.
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
That generation saw the incarnation of the Word / Sound Energy that converted energy to mass and delegated dominion to the human image and likeness of himself. This does not in any logical sense mean that only those people who were witnesses, or were privy to the witness, of this generation who personally encountered YHVH’s Anointed Savior are the ones who achieve the salvation promised to the first two human beings on earth.
Whosoever shall confess that YHVH’s Savior is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God / is connected to the Singularity source of infinite life.
This statement unquestionably contrasts this individual to Caesar and hordes of alternative unholy-spirit filled self-proclaimed Saviors of that day or any era of history who lie, and provide only temporary hyper dimensional power for the purpose of stealing a human’s life energy.
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him…There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment [which is non-existent in a state of peace with God]. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
What is this about love and fear? Ahh, go back to the beginning of John’s exposition. God’s love is expressed by giving our life for the benefit of others. Any true Son of God lives out the love of God by willingness to die to self to meet the needs of others.
Herein is love…he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
This is an entirely different concept of love from heightened pleasurable feelings of romantic love, or calculated give-and-take of marriage. It is only made possible by having confidence – faith – in God’s ability to restore everything lost in one’s sense of self, station in society, quality of physical life, and eternal destiny as promised, and proven by past actions reliably witnessed and documented for our learning.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” (I John 4)
Choice #2: Whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (Revelation 22:15)
The basic lie is that we don’t need God, we can live on our own terms.
“Yeah, hath God said, Ye shall not_____? And the woman said unto the serpent…God hath said, Ye shall not___lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye ___thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods.” (Genesis 3:1-5)
“man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations… that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart…all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.” (Deuteronomy 29:18-20)
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15)
During the Holocaust, German citizens had to have their name written in Germany’s newly created records of German ancestry or they would be sent to certain death in a concentration camp.
On September 15, 1935, the Nazi regime announced two new laws:
- The Reich Citizenship Law…defined a citizen as a person who is “of German or related blood.” This meant that Jews, defined as a separate race, could not be full citizens of Germany. They had no political rights.
- The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor…banned future intermarriages and sexual relations between Jews and people “of German or related blood…” because they led to “mixed race” children [who]undermined the purity of the German race.
According to the Nuremberg Laws, a person with three or four Jewish grandparents was a Jew. A grandparent was considered Jewish if they belonged to the Jewish religious community. Thus, the Nazis defined Jews by their religion (Judaism), and not by the supposed racial traits that Nazism attributed to Jews…
The Nazi regime required individuals to prove their grandparents’ racial identities. To do so, people used religious records. These included baptism records, Jewish community records, and gravestones.
The first mention of a book documenting works / behavior is found in Genesis 4, which lists the generations of the prototype Nazi Cain. Since he “was of that wicked one” (I John 3:12), he and his kind share the same fate as the wicked angels.
For good reason.To keep the rest of us safe.
We know this is a reliable conclusion because this judgment is repeated. During the incorporation of Israel as a nation their existence was threatened by another “wicked one”, Amalek.
“And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed…and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink…Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim….And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book…Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about…thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.” (Exodus 17, Deuteronomy 25:17-19
As recorded in the book of Esther, this happened years later during the Persian empire, at the hands of a sex slave locked in a whorehouse AKA harem. Got to admit, that’s impressive.
Furthermore, her bravery in confronting the evil tyrant human resulted in an Empire-wide rebellion against the tyrant’s army. Think Princess Leia in Star Wars. Surely Jesus was thinking of her when he remarked on the lack of leadership in Israel in his day. I mean Esther, not Leia.
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages…But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:35-38)
God doesn’t blame those looking for love in all the wrong places, he blames the lack of compassionate workers gathering them out of the dangerous world into his safe place.
Applies to a lot of religious leaders, many of whom identify as Christians “saved by grace” who can therefore sin with impunity and provides open access to anyone who prays “I believe.”
Put the famous John 3:16 verse into context. Yeshua is speaking to a ruler of the Jews, someone who could probably recite the entire Torah from memory. He is also a Pharisee, a humanistic sect of Judaism caught up in imposed legalism to prove one’s superior status, rights and destiny. Yeshua had to re-educate him on the fundamentals of biblical salvation – God’s promise to recreate a human, the last Adam, in God’s image and likeness, in order to redeem humanity from the curse of death imposed by the first Adam and restore connection / eternal life with the Singularity source of Life.
At that time, in that place, to Nicodemus and the likewise educated readers of John’s gospel, Yeshua is that Promised Savior.
But to the persons living prior to Yeshua ha Meshiach’s entrance into the world, and everywhere around the world who never had access to Genesis 3:15 regarding the Savior Seed of the Woman or the Apostles’ gospels or letters, God is not unjust. He will not condemn people who never heard so never had the opportunity to believe on the name of Jesus Christ.
When we break down the terms into their most fundamental meanings, what we find on the docket of the last judgment is condemnation for a much broader category of behavior. The Bible outlines that one’s actions on the basis of whatever revelation of Creator God they’ve been given, is what saves from eternal damnation. This is basic legal justice, like the difference between 1st degree murder and accidental manslaughter.
“he that believeth not is condemned already [before the day of judgment], because he hath not [during his lifetime] believed in the name / attributes of the only begotten Son of God.
The English enunciation of “Jesus Christ” is not what saves. As detailed in the previous post, names define attributes, not necessarily a specific individual. Long before YHVH’s Anointed Savior was born into humanity or Christianity developed as a religion there were “sons of God.” These were humans who has been accredited by God – not registered by the human – for having developed into his likeness, with his attributes. They spread the truth – the message that salvation from the anticipated awful eternal existence in the underworld of the damned was achieved, not by pagan practices of offering sacrifices to the priests of the gods to improve the condition of their ancestors, but by believing in the Creator and Sustainer of Life.
Frankly, people don’t like it because it doesn’t allow them to do whatever they want.
The reality is that the biblical way of life doesn’t establish arbitrary rules of religion.
The Bible informs us of irreversible laws of reality in physics and the intrinsically self-centered nature of autonomous beings and hyper dimensional states that cause chaos, entropy, and destruction.
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
Despite the light bulb turning on by contemplating nature or seeking to know a Holy God or reading scripture or hearing preaching, some people believe the first lie – I can separate from Almighty God and not suffer the consequences. Why? Self-centered exploitation of others trumps love for others.
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:18-20)
And a relationship with God necessarily includes being on good terms with all who have chosen and been reconnected to the Singularity.
“Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child [includes adults who have become innocent and trust in YHVH for daily bread, protection, etc.] in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” (Matthew 18:3-4)
“I say unto you…whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Matthew 5:22)
In context, YHVH’s Savior is saying that anyone who falsely calls a righteous person a worker of iniquity is in danger of ending up in the lake of fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
- “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
- thou hatest all workers of iniquity.” (Psalm 5:5)
- The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God…all the workers of iniquity…
- who eat up my people as they eat bread…”(Psalm 14:1-6)
If you’ve never experienced persecution for standing up for what’s right, you might need to review your stance. There is no no-man’s-land in reality. There are only two options – good and evil, light and dark, in or out.
We can understand the original worker of iniquity being banned from Creation, with his fate being, inevitably, eternal chaos of indestructible energy – fire.
We should be able to understand judgment as well on those who follow his ways / attributes of a sociopath wreaking pain, suffering and death in their territories as big as empires or as small as a sex partner or a child.
So judgment is fair. Those who are separated from the Singularity source of infinite life are those who choose to be. There is no other alternative but endlessness of the indestructible energy of the soul in chaos with other wretched souls perpetually enflamed in entropy against each other.