February 23, 2015

Church History – Part 2: How the Mystics Stole Christmas

Posted in Catholicism, Organized Religion, Religion, The Church tagged , , , , at 11:55 AM by E. M.

I'M SURE ITS JUST A COINCIDENCE

I’M SURE ITS JUST A COINCIDENCE

In the last post, we began looking at the history of the Church in the 6th Dispensation from the perspective of the seven letters Jesus dictated to seven churches in Asia Minor.

Generally, in each letter, Jesus gives the church a commendation and an area for improvement. He tells them how they will be judged if they don’t improve, and ends the letter with a promise of reward to the “overcomers”. When examined in the order presented, I believe the letters outline the history of the Church in advance.

We looked at the first two letters last time, and noted how Satan unsuccessfully attempted to destroy Christianity through intimidation, false doctrine, and physical persecution. These two letters conform with the first 300 years of Christianity – from the time of Jesus’ Resurrection, through the 3rd century A.D. In this post, we will examine the third letter that was sent to the church in Pergamos and see how Satan used the next weapon in his arsenal – the Mystics.

In the letter, Jesus commended the church for “holding fast to His name” even though they were in close proximity to Satan’s earthly seat of power. However, he noted that some of them embraced the “doctrine of Balaam”. Balaam was a prophet during the time of the Law who betrayed God and compromised with the world for money and power.

Jesus also accused them of holding the doctrine of the Nicolaitans (who we identified in the last post as Mystics). It looks like the false prophets that were rejected by the Ephesian church in the first letter were embraced by Pergamos.

So it would seem that the problem Pergamos had was compromise with Mystics. Interestingly, the name Pergamos is translated as “undesirable marriage”. Pergamos is the church that “married” the world. Historically, Pergamos corresponds with the “Medieval Church” – from the 4th century through the 9th century A.D.

How did the Church go from being the object of persecution by the world to being its partner? It all started with and very interesting Roman Emperor named Constantine.

The Roman Empire reached its zenith during the second century, after which it began to decline due to internal corruption, a lack of national cohesion due to an influx of disparate cultures, an unsustainable economy, over taxation, bloated government bureaucracy, and external threats from barbaric zealots in other countries who despised the Romans for their lavish lifestyle. All the while, the Roman citizens were too intoxicated by their largess, entertainment, and perceived invincibility to care. (Sounds eerily familiar, doesn’t it?)

In 312 AD, before the Battle of Milvian Bridge where Constantine would stage his final campaign against a rival emperor, Constantine claimed the he saw the sign of the Cross and the words “in this sign conquer”. He won the battle, united the empire, and consolidated his power.

This event allegedly led to Constantine becoming a Christian. As such, he enacted several unprecedented reforms. He legalized Christianity and ended the persecutions. He favored Christians at court, gave Christian leaders prominent positions in the government, and convened the Council of Nicaea. He also forbade work on Sundays (which was a big deal for the many slaves in the empire,) and had many significant church edifices built – including the “Church of the Holy Sepulcher” at the purported site of Jesus’ tomb.

Additionally (and significantly) Constantine named himself the head of the Church as its chief pontiff (priest) or “Pontifex Maximus” (emperors are not generally known for their humility).

The reign of Constantine definitely brought a great deal of relief to the early Church and drastically improved their lives, but there are valid reasons to question the veracity of his conversion.

Constantine didn’t just legalize Christianity; he legalized ALL the religions of the various cultures in Rome. Also, the title of Pontifex Maximus was claimed by previous Roman Emperors not only as the head of the pagan priesthood, but as a “god” above all the other gods!

Many historians (Christian and secular) believe that Constantine was a very savvy politician who saw religious tolerance as a way to ease the tensions and bring unity to the fractured empire. He likely found Christianity to be the most tolerable and least offensive faith to openly embrace due to the piety and humility of its followers – and the fact that the population of Christians in the empire was growing rapidly.

Whatever his reasons, Constantine’s rule allowed Christians to come out of the catacombs and enjoy a heretofore unprecedented level of social acceptance. Unfortunately, the seeds of compromise had been sowed and would quickly grow into corruption.

In the letter to Pergamos, Jesus said they dwelled where “Satan’s throne” was. As we’ve seen before, Satan and his minions are the spiritual force behind the world’s governments, and Pergamos was briefly the Roman capital in Asia Minor. And wherever Satan’s seat of power happens to be (or any seat of power for that matter), you can be sure to find the Mystics.

Mystics always follow the power. Semaramis first cultivated the mystics when Nimrod ruled the world in the 3rd Dispensation. They created the original pagan pantheon of “gods” – Nimrod, Semaramis, and their son Tammuz.

When the power moved to the Egyptian Empire, so did the Mystics, and the pantheon was renamed Osiris, Isis, and Horus to fit the culture. When Assyria, Babylon, and Persia took power, the Mystics went there and the pantheon took on the names Dagon, Baal, Molech, Astarte, Ishtar, Zororaster, etc. With the Greek empire, the migrating Mystics changed the pantheon to Zeus, Aphrodite, Dionysus, and others. When the Mystics followed the power to Rome, the gods became Jupiter, Venus, and the Roman pantheon.

In each case, the Mystics would absorb some of the native mythology and culture into their dogma, but they would always keep and promote some version of the king/father (Nimrod), the queen/mother-goddess (Semaramis), and their divine offspring (Tammuz) as a key part of their doctrine.

After Constantine died, his immediate successors went back and forth between embracing his edicts on Christianity and trying to overturn them. But it was his fourth successor Theodosius who made the marriage between the Church and the world complete.

In 380 AD, Theodosius made Christianity the official religion of Rome and outlawed all pagan worship as heretical. This presented the Church leaders with opportunities and problems. After centuries of being persecuted outcasts, the church now had the power of the Roman throne behind them!

However Theodosius’ decrees resulted in church buildings being flooded with throngs of unrepentant pagans and mystics who were forced to tacitly accept Christianity under penalty of law.

How would church leaders deal with their new “members”, many of whom were openly hostile to Christianity and had no desire to give up paganism? As expected, the Mystics used this situation as a means to ingratiate themselves with the new, powerful Church through religious compromise.

The Mystics advised the church leaders to simply adopt their operational method of assimilation – nominally merging Christianity with paganism by clothing the pagan gods and practices in Christian trappings!

The idea was that this would make the transition to Christianity easier for the pagans. And eventually, as they became true converts and fully adopted Christianity, the pagan elements could be eliminated.

Thus Nimrod, Semaramis, and Tammuz became the primary “Christian” pantheon of “God the father”, “The Virgin Mary” (the holy mother), and “Jesus” the divine son!

The various and sundry pagan gods of harvest, luck, strength, love, protection, and whatnot, became “saints”, such as Peter, Paul, John, Thomas, and whoever else the Mystics decided to throw in.

The various pagan ceremonies and festivals were also “Christianized”. One such festival that exemplifies this merger is the celebration we call Christmas, which is a Christianized version of the popular pagan holiday centered on the sun god who was contemporarily known as “Sol Invictus” (basically Nimrod again).

At the time of the winter solstice (December 21st) the Sun was at its lowest point in the daytime sky. It would stay at this low level for three more days, and then began to rise gradually until it reached it highest point at the summer solstice. The pagan tradition is that the sun “died” on the 21st, stayed dead for three days, then “god’s sun” was reborn on December 25th.

Its pretty easy to see how this was adopted by the church by replacing “Sun” with “Son”.  And the celebration became a mass for Christ (or Christ-mass). One popular pagan tradition from this celebration was to take a large log called the Yule (the ancient Chaldean word for “child”) and burn it in a fireplace on December 21st, let the ashes lay there for three days, and then replace the log with an evergreen tree decked with gold and silver to celebrate life (sound familiar?). Here’s what God thinks of that practice. And as expected, many of our other Christmas traditions such as mistletoe, wreaths, gift exchanges, etc. are also from paganism.

Never mind that Christians were never told to commemorate Jesus’ birth, and He clearly was not born in December (He would have frozen to death in a barn in the middle of winter in Judea).

For some festivals, they didn’t even bother changing the name. The spring sex and fertility rites of Ishtar (Semaramis), complete with the fertility symbols of rabbits and eggs, were grafted in to the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection. Easter is the slightly transliterated name of Ishtar.

But why would the church leaders voluntarily go along with such a blatant corruption of their faith? They became comfortable with their new position!

They enjoyed not being persecuted (who wouldn’t), but more pertinently, they began to love and covet their newly gained power and were willing to compromise themselves to avoid losing it!

The reason that the church grew and flourished during the persecutions is because they were forced by circumstance to rely completely on God for their day to day survival and sustenance. They didn’t cling to their earthly lives, because there was nothing appealing about it. So they focused on God and the true Meaning of Life.   However as they gained status in the empire, they no longer needed God’s constant protection and provision, and their earthly lives became pleasurable.

Man’s nature and tendency toward comparative thinking eventually led the Church away from God and into the waiting arms of the Mystics. The Mystics enthralled the Church leaders into playing a game in which they were thoroughly outmatched. Over the centuries, the Mystics had perfected the art and strategy of conquest through infiltration. The church leaders didn’t stand a chance.

There is no compromise with evil that can result in good. The Mystics knew this. The Christians didn’t. The Mystics knew that once introduced, the corruption wouldn’t be eliminated; just the opposite – it would fester and grow until it infected the very fabric of Church doctrine and became entrenched in church tradition (raise your hand if you put up a Christmas tree last year).

As is their method, once the Mystics gained a foothold in the Church, they began to dominate it. The pagan mystics of Rome became the priests, bishops, and cardinals of the church. Sure they replaced some of their pagan symbols with crosses, nominal invoked the name of Jesus in their rituals, and put halos and angel’s wings on their idols, but for all intents and purposes they essentially continued practicing the mysticism of ancient Babel as they had done since the days of Nimrod and Semaramis.

And thus “Christianity” became a religion. In case it hasn’t become clear, the religion I am referring to is what became known as Roman Catholicism.

Catholicism is the blend of Christian doctrine and pagan practices that began with Constantine and endures to this day. The religion of Catholicism pretty much epitomizes everything I’ve written about Religion and Mystics in this blog (I told you this post would be controversial!)

The Church at Pergamos was commended for holding on to Christ in spite of their proximity to Satan’s throne. But the corruption that had taken hold in the Church grew exponentially until it became the gargantuan, mystic-driven, pseudo-Christian theocracy that would come to dominate most of the world for over a millennium.

In the next post, we will look at the fourth letter from Jesus written to the Church at Thyatira, which chronicles the rule of the “Christian Mystics”. We will explore the far reaching impact on the world and the Church, and why this organization will endure through the end of the 6th Dispensation… and is promised a terrible fate. Next time.

 

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May 31, 2014

The Great Invasion – part 3: Blind in One Eye

Posted in Jesus, Organized Religion, Religion, Satan, Spiritual War, Spiritual Warfare, The Law tagged , , , , , at 11:44 PM by E. M.

HOW MYSTICS INTERPRET THE BIBLE

We’ve been looking at the advent and incarnation of The Redeemer from the perspective of His spiritual enemies. From the point of view of Satan and his minions, Jesus was a hostile force who had come to conquer them and take their territory.

Having failed to prevent Jesus’ advent and being unable to personally defeat Him physically or spiritually, Satan turned to his next line of defense – human Mystics.

As we’ve seen in previous posts, Mystics are individuals or small groups who claim to have and hold secret/hidden knowledge, and they use this knowledge (or the perception thereof) to rule over people.

Religious Mystics specifically claim (and sometimes actually have) special knowledge and/or power from spiritual entities.

Since their beginning, Mystics have found their way into every society and culture – and God’s nation of Israel wasn’t spared of their contamination. The priests of ancient Israel were often guilty of mixing God’s Law with the surrounding pagan practices – starting with the very first priest of Israel!

As with other Mystics, the Jewish religious leaders began to modify and add to God’s Law. The promoted themselves as the only ones who truly knew, understood (and therefore could interpret) the actual meaning of the Law. Thus, as the true “authority” on the Law, the people should follow them instead of actually learning the Law for themselves.

During Jesus’ time, these Mystics were called “Pharisees” (but Jesus had a more accurate name for them).

After Jesus had been baptized and anointed by God to begin His mission, He charged right into the flank of Satan’s second line of defense by doing something that the Pharisees would consider the most vicious frontal attack possible – Jesus taught people the Bible!

Not only did He teach the Bible, He taught it with authority! Jesus’ first major doctrinal sermon was a detailed lesson that amplified and clarified the Law. He juxtaposed the traditions that the Pharisees had ingrained in the people over the years with the true spirit of the Law. And it was brutal!

Jesus’ teaching amazed people because it stripped away everything that the Pharisees had piled onto God’s word (or took away from it) and reduced back to the original intention of the Law – to prove man’s nature and depravity and his need for a redeemer.

As His popularity grew, Jesus went from being an annoyance to a major threat in the eyes of the Pharisees – a threat that had to be dealt with. Unfortunately, the Pharisees thought they were just dealing with a street preacher from the sticks instead of the Son of God.

Their first tactic was to reinforce their authority by challenging Jesus’ understanding and observance of the Law. But they didn’t realize they were confronting the person who embodied the Law. Again and again Jesus showed His superiority to the self-proclaimed experts.

Since Jesus popularity was due to His knowledge (granted, the miracles didn’t hurt), the Pharisees next tactic was to show that He wasn’t the smarty pants that everyone thought He was. The Pharisees came up with one conundrum after another in an attempt to outwit Jesus, but when you challenge someone who has access to all the knowledge in existence, your chances of victory are pretty low.

Not only did Jesus answer every challenge, He gave them a taste of their own medicine by presenting them with a conundrum so challenging that they completely abandoned any future attacks!

But Jesus didn’t just play defense against the Pharisees, He directly confronted them and their errant teachings personally! Jesus called them out for being the deceptive, destructive hypocrites that they were and publicly admonished them for the damage they were doing in the “name of God”. If anyone believes that God categorically endorses someone just because they stand up and claim to be a “Man of God”, they have never read Matthew 23.

It was obvious that the Mystics could not defeat Jesus. With each successive public humiliation, Jesus’ stature grew and the Pharisees’ diminished. They only had one alternative left to preserve their illegitimate status. They had to commit the ultimate evil – They had to kill Jesus.

Looking at the narrative of Jesus and the Pharisees begs one huge question – if these Mystics were experts on the Old Testament, and the Old Testament contains over 300 prophesies that Jesus continuously fulfilled, then why didn’t the Pharisees recognize who He was?

The Pharisees spent their entire lives studying the scriptures and Jesus was the long awaited fulfillment of the Law. They should have been Jesus’ greatest supporters and most sincere disciples, not His greatest adversaries and erstwhile murderers.

Why did they reject Him?

Comparative thinking! Specifically the hyper-comparative thinking known as religion (and the inherent brain damage it causes).

The conflict is that in the 300+ prophesies of the Redeemer, there is a significant distinction in how Jesus is presented. In some of them, He is depicted as the suffering servant who is depised and rejected by men; the Lamb of God who must die a torturous death for man’s sins.

In other prophesies, He is the conquering King who thoroughly defeats the enemies of God and Israel, brings justice to the world and sets up a world-wide kingdom with its capital in Jerusalem.

How are these distinctions reconciled? The descriptions seem to contradict each other, but we know that contradictions don’t exist. Contrastive thinking would lead to the resolution that since there are two distinct descriptions and missions prophesized, then there must be two district advents of the Redeemer! Once as a suffering servant, and another as a conquering King.

When confronted with the two distinct advents of the Redeemer, instead of trying to reconcile them contrastively, the Pharisees decided to ONLY accept the advent they liked and completely ignored the less appealing one! They only embraced and taught the idea of their Messiah as a conquering King!

The result of this brain-damaged thinking was that the Jewish Mystics and the people who followed them were completely blind to the first advent of the Redeemer even though the Bible gave the exact date!

Even worse for the Jews is that God held them accountable to recognize their Messiah. Their failure to do so would have many dire consequences…

Jesus’ enemies were now ready to enact their final and seemingly most effective strategy to defeat Him – murder. But as has been the case throughout this war, apparent victory for the enemy would lead to great defeat. Next time

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October 18, 2011

Human Government part 1: Chasing Eden

Posted in Government, Organized Religion tagged , , , , , at 12:39 PM by E. M.

Man was originally made for Eden.  And even though we fell from that position, we still long for the perfection of paradise.  In fact, I contend that man’s intrinsic desire to return to an Eden-like existence is the primary motivation for our actions, (both good and evil), and the root source of the world’s miseries.

In Eden, man had perfect fellowship with God, perfect fellowship with each other, and authority over creation.  That all ended with Original Sin and the fall.  Man is now born spiritually dead, our relationships are broken, and creation will no longer yield to our rule.  (All together now: “Thanks Adam!”)  The fall left us with a deep and abiding ache to get back what we lost.

God is not indifferent to our pain.  He wants us to be back in paradise with Him, and He has a righteous plan to bring it about.  But as a creature with free will, man can choose not to follow God’s plan and try to recreate Eden on his own.  However in a world that will no longer obey him, the only way man can attempt to reclaim Eden is by force;  forced fellowship with other men, and forced rulership over creation.  We call these attempts “government”.

The Third Dispensation was man’s first and most successful organized effort to recreate Eden in his own image, under the rule of Nimrod and Semiramis.  Instead of a connection to the true God, Semiramis elevated herself to godhood.  And as we saw in the last post, her heirs, the Mystics of Spirit, have carried her legacy forward.

Nimrod, on the other hand, ruled the world and the people in it through his strength.  He is the father of government, rulers, and politicians (for that alone he deserves a special place in Hell).  Babel functioned during its time because the people were of one mind and united in their purpose.  When God confused their languages, that unity was lost forever.

Flawed as it was, Babel was the closest to Eden that fallen man was (and could ever be) capable of achieving.  Since then, man’s comparative goal has been to recreate Babel.

Like the Mystics of Spirit, Nimrod’s philosophical heirs, the Mystics of Force, sought to rule over the new nations.  But instead of using religion, they used the sword.  Their goal was to recreate the unity of Babel by force.  Their method was the physical conquest and subjugation of men through war, occupation, intimidation, confiscation, and control.

We’ve known them through history by their various terms of rulership, from singular emperors and dictators, to oligarchies, councils, congresses, guilds, and ruling families.  The Bible simply refers to them as “kings”

The reason that Nimrod’s heirs can be considered “mystics” is because their ultimate weapon is the same tool of control used by the Mystics of Spirit – fear!  The Mystics of Spirit inspired fear of the spiritual, while the Mystics of Force relied on fear of the physical.

The Mystics of Spirit convinced people that disobedience to them would result in the wrath of the gods.  The Mystics of Force ruled by the threat of tangible retribution: war, executions, confiscation of land, denial of food and resources, incarceration, taxation, deportation, or social rejection and isolation (like being labeled a traitor or an “intolerant Christian”).

The goals of both groups of mystics have always been the same; the subjugation of others in order to create their own personal Eden – with themselves in the role of “God”.

As the Mystic of Spirit wanted men to be dependent on them as the replacement for God’s knowledge, the Mystics of Force want men to be dependent on them (and their government) as a replacement for God’s’ power and provision.  Governments seek to put men into a state of constant dependence on them, just as in Eden, Adam was in constant fellowship with God.

Because of their similar goals, the two groups of mystics have an adversarial, sycophantic, and symbiotic relationship with each other.  The Mystics of Spirit use the Mystics of Force to add muscle and physical intimidation to their machinations, and the Mystics of Force use the Mystics of Spirit to reinforce their physical rule by adding the subjugation of the minds of men to their subjugation of men’s bodies.

This is why kings often have priests and mystic councilors at court, who elevate the king to a level of godhood or divine appointment.  Or use religious retribution to discourage any challenge to the king’s edicts.

This is also evident in the rulers’ adoption of the clandestine and insular practices of the Mystics of Spirit, exemplified by “Royal Bloodlines”, political intrigue, and the various Secret Societies (both real and imagined), trumpeted by conspiracy theorists.

There have always been two hallmarks of the rule of the mystics throughout history:

  1. Comparative thinking that allows them to justify any means – no matter how evil or abhorrent – to their Edenistic ends
  2. Abject failure

Despite the best efforts of man, he can never overcome the curse of Adam.  Every attempt to rule the world ultimately fails.  Every empire, be it “holy” or secular, eventually collapses.

There is an intrinsic reason why kings and clerics can never successfully rule the masses:  the desire to rule doesn’t just exist in the few who appoint themselves kings and priests.  We ALL share Adam’s genetic predisposition.  ALL men desire to rule!  Thus men will only succumb to the subjugation of the mind or by the sword for only so long.  Then our inherent desire to be the kings of our own world leads to rebellion against the rulers.

In response, the mystics increase their tyranny, but that only increases the desire of men to throw off their yoke.  Eventually the masses rebel.  Civil wars, revolutions, and invasions are the result.  Then the one government is replaced by another, and the cycle of futility continues.

Man’s attempt to recreate Eden epitomizes the classic definition of insanity.  In spite of his unbroken string of failure, man keeps trying over and over, expecting a different result.  Such is the result of rampant brain damage.

If man was willing to be contrastive, he’d admit the glaringly obvious fact that he cannot govern himself perfectly, and only a perfect being could do so.  That kind of contrastive thinking could actually lead to world peace.  But such is not the case.

In the next post, we will conclude our examination of the Third Dispensation by looking at the defining characteristic of man’s nature that makes it impossible for us to be ruled by other men, but is intrinsic to our ability to be ruled by God – our individual uniqueness.

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August 12, 2011

Organized Religion part 3 – The Mystic Behind the Curtain

Posted in Organized Religion tagged , , , , , , at 12:13 PM by E. M.

MYSTIC LOGIC

The reason that the various world religions seem so similar is because they are all corruptions of the same source material – Gods plan for redemption. We saw in the last post that this corruption, (organized religion) began at Babel. When the people of the third dispensation were divided by their languages, they carried the religious traditions with them and they evolved over time. While these traditions bear some basic similarities, they also have some very distinct differences.

But if they are all from the religion of Babel, what caused the stark differences? These changes were the work of Semiramis’ spiritual heirs – the mystics.

After the third dispensation the single kingdom of Babel became many nations.  The confusion and turmoil of the dispersion would have provided ambitious persons the opportunity to fill the power vacuum of the leaderless fledgling nations – and religion would provide the method.

The people were already brain damaged by religion and conditioned to pay homage to anyone with a connection to the divine. This position of “divine leader” could easily be seized by any of Semiramis former priests, or anyone else with enough knowledge, intelligence, and guile.   The people of the new nations were ripe with opportunity for charismatic con-men to come in and give them guidance and comfort from the “gods” they worshiped back home.

These mystics did not need to be “gods” themselves, they only needed to claim the knowledge of the gods and a favored position with them.  They claimed that they could commune with the gods, that they knew their secrets, that they knew how to appease them, and that they could intercede with the gods on behalf of the people… for a price of course.  And that price was “power”.  Specifically power over men – their loyalty, their devotion, their allegiance, their livelihood, their minds . . . their lives.

The mystics invented new “divine revelations” from the “gods”, and added them to the traditions of Babel.  We saw in the last post that Nimrod, Semiramis, and Tammuz were present in the other ancient cultures by different names.  Mystics expanded their roles, powers, personalities and narratives.  They added entire pantheons of “gods” to their mythology who controlled the environment, crops, livestock, death, knowledge, philosophy, etc.  They invented and added various festivals, ceremonies and rites to “appease the gods”.  So if the people wanted to ensure a good harvest, get rain, stave off disaster, or get a good spot in the afterlife, they had to go through the mystics.  It was and is a great racket.  The oldest and greatest racket ever invented!  If Babel is the Mother of Harlots, the mystics are her spiritual children.

But the mystics had a problem. The only power that they truly had over the people was the “divine knowledge” they claimed to have. Mystics knew that the only thing propping up their elaborate house of cards was the willingness of the people to accept the fraud.

If the layman were to ever figure out that their local mystics were charlatans, then their mystique would vanish, as would their power (not to mention their lives).  So the mystics developed the tradition of guarding their knowledge in exclusive sects and “priesthoods”.

The greatest enemy of mystics and the organized religion they promote is contrastive thought.  Religion and its priests cannot survive it. As soon as someone begins to ask “is this wrong?” “Does this make sense?” “Does it conform to the rules of logic and reason?”,  the mystics begin to lose power and are in danger of being seen as the frauds that they are.  So independent thought and contrastive thinking had to be discouraged and vilified, while irrational faith and emotionalism was promoted.

Any knowledge that contradicted theirs was considered blasphemy.  Anyone who defied the mystics was seen as “defying the gods” and merited the wrath of the true believers.  Such has been the fate of “infidels and heretics” through the ages (and it even happens with the “religions” of today.  If any scientist wants to get excommunicated from academia, all he has to do to is express doubt about evolution or global warming.  He’ll be relegated to teaching hygiene classes at the local YMCA within a month).

Unfortunately mystics were not just confined to pagan religions.  Mystics by their nature go where the power is.  And when Christianity began to gain significant social influence in the first few centuries after Christ, the mystics infiltrated the leadership and applied their methodology.  They began creating and adding new “divine revelations” to the Bible and the plan of redemption.

But the mystics’ methodology is antithetical to God’s.  God wants everyone to know Him and his plan for humanity.  He has spoken to men directly. He put his plan in the stars for all to see. He revealed knowledge to His prophets with orders to proclaim it and write it down (which is how we got the Bible).  In the Sixth Dispensation, He even offers to have His Spirit live in us and give us personal guidance! The story of history is the story of God revealing himself to man in different ways so that we CAN know His plan.  It would be contradictory to give it to a few people and order them to hold it hostage and use it for their personal gain.

So how do “Christian” mystics justify their existence?  They claim that the information God has revealed to man is incomplete!  There is a secret treasure trove of juicy knowledge that God has only given to his super special elite followers.  And of course, God made them the holy, anointed guardians of this knowledge.  So if you want to know the real, honest-to-goodness, full and complete truth of God, you must submit to their authority and only believe what they say about God.

“Christian” mystics do not want anyone to know God’s nature.  They don’t want anyone to even know that God HAS a definitive nature – for obvious reasons.  If God has a set nature, then it can be KNOWN. And if people know God’s nature, then they will know that the mystics are frauds when they do and say unjust and unrighteous things “in God’s name”.

So they claim that God’s nature CAN’T be known or understood!  Or even more incredibly, that He doesn’t WANT to be known!  They present God as arbitrary, “mysterious”, and capricious in order to justify the religious dogmas they invent that blatantly contradict the Bible and God’s revealed plan.

And if anyone dares to ask how a Holy God could condone, approve, or demand the unjust and un-Biblical acts that the mystics prescribe, they (and their brain damaged followers) try to make you feel guilty!  By doubting these self-appointed “men of God”, you are accused of doubting God Himself!  Or they make the insidious “God can do anything” excuse – which sounds like reverence but is actually a statement of unbelief.  By “anything” they mean that God has the ability to contradict Himself or act outside of His nature.  But since contradictions cannot exist, and God would not be “God” if He was not always and completely right and just, saying that “God can do anything” is the equivalent of saying “God does not exist”!

Among the most damaging things about “Christian” mystics is that they lead people to believe that they represent God, and therefore God must be as unrighteous and unjust as they are.  The mistaken belief that these mystics represent God has undoubtedly led many people to choose to become atheists.

Run as far and as fast as you can from any so called Christian leader or organization who tells you that God is unknowable, or that only they can tell you what the Bible “really means”, or that you cannot question their authority, or that they get special, private revelations from God that contradict the Bible (and justify the contradictions by saying that “God can do anything”).  Those are the words of mystics, and mystics by their nature and agenda can only lead you away from God’s plan.

Despite the precarious nature of their existence, mystics have held great sway over the masses throughout history because they have always had a powerful ally – the masses themselves!  People desire to be justified, and prefer the most comfortable method of justification possible.  Religion fits the bill.  The only thing more comfortable than a form of justification that allows you to feel good about yourself while remaining comparative, is one where someone else  has done all the mental heavy lifting for you by providing a pre-packaged religious system.  All you have to do is “check your (damaged) brain at the door”, suspend your critical thought processes and submit to the “religious authorities”.  And that’s just fine with the mystics!

The religious mystics are the heirs of Semiramis, but they are only one half Babel’s progeny.  The heirs of Nimrod are the other half.  The “mystics of spirit” seek to rule men’s minds, while their brothers, the “mystics of force” want to rule their bodies.   What the mystics of spirit couldn’t conquer with words, the mystics of force conquered with the sword. If the mystics of spirit are the “church”, then the mystics of force are “the state”.   And although their methods differ, their goals are the same. They are both partners and rivals in the effort to recreate Eden without God. We’ll take a look at their relationship next time.

July 25, 2011

Organized Religion part 2: The Queen of Clubs

Posted in Organized Religion tagged , , , at 1:11 PM by E. M.

Invented 4000 years too late to stop the spread of religion

Among other things, the Third Dispensation saw the introduction of organized religion (formalized, systematic alternatives to God’s plan).  In the last post, we saw that the details of God’s plan were well known long before the Bible was written, so any such alternatives were intentional corruptions of the original.  How and why did these corruptions begin?  It all started with Noah’s great grandson Nimrod:

Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.  He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.”  And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). Genesis 10:8-12

The name “Nimrod” means “we will rebel” (names in the Bible are often prophetic).  Nimrod built the first world-empire and became the world’s first monarch.  The verse above shows that Nimrod had achieved legendary status by the time Genesis was written.

How was he able to get men to follow him and be ruled by him?  The verse says that he was a great hunter.  In that society, prowess in obtaining food would certainly have  resulted in admiration and renown (as anyone who has ever brought the pizza to a party can attest).

The interesting thing is that it says he was a great hunter “before the Lord”.  We know from his name and actions that he was not on God’s side.  Actually a better translation would be that Nimrod was a great hunter “in the face of the Lord”, or “in defiance of the Lord”.

There is also speculation that Nimrod was a Nephilim.  We know from Genesis 6:4 that the weird angel/human hybrid stuff also occurred after the Second Dispensation (Goliath of “David and Goliath” fame was a Nephilim, and Nephilim occupied that Promised Land that God intended for Israel after the Exodus from Egypt).  Nimrod is called a “mighty one” which also harkens back to Genesis 6:4.

If  Nimrod was a Nephilim, it provides another reason why people would subjugate themselves to him, as those hybrids were known to be physically very intimidating.

But Nimrod did not rule alone.  His wife (the world’s first queen) was named Semiramis.  She is not directly mentioned in the Babel narrative, but she is mentioned by her other names elsewhere, and her presence and influence is felt throughout the Bible.  Most of what we know about her comes from various ancient historical texts, and to say she has a colorful story would be an understatement.

Semiramis was apparently the wife of Nimrod’s father Cush previously, meaning not only was she Nimrod’s wife, she was also his mother! (I know, ewwww!) And if the Nephilim speculation is true, then she cheated on Cush with…an angel.  (I realize that this is getting into Jerry Springer territory, but this sordid mess actually ties in to the next couple of posts).

Semiramis shared the throne with Nimrod, but as we’ll see, her impact on history was much greater than his.

During their rule, Nimrod and Semiramis had no problem with the idea of mixing church and state (they would not have been very popular with the ACLU).  Under their leadership the Tower of Babel was constructed, and as we saw in the last post, the tower was likely a religious edifice dedicated to worshiping the Mazzeroth.

Its is entirely possible (and probable) that Nimrod and Semiramis promoted themselves as gods on earth while Nimrod was alive.  However their “divinity” was firmly and indelibly established after his death – partly as a power grab by Semiramis, and partly as a means of self-preservation.

At some point during their reign, Nimrod was killed (historians believe that Semiramis was involved).  A short time later, our intrepid queen became pregnant.  Given the timeline (and the futility of necrophilia from a reproductive standpoint) we can assume that the kid was not Nimrod’s, meaning someone else got busy with the queen.

Rather than admit that she got her groove back during what should have been a period of mourning, Semiramis took advantage of her knowledge of the Mazzeroth to cook up the first and most far reaching religious fraud in history by plopping her erstwhile family into the plan of redemption!

Knowing that the redeemer would be the Son of God and God in flesh as well as the progeny of a miraculous conception, Semiramis claimed that instead of dying, Nimrod’s spirit ascended into the Sun and he achieved full godhood.  He then miraculously impregnated her spiritually (like say, a virgin birth?), and her new son Tammuz was the reincarnation of Nimrod in the flesh.

So now you have this counterfeit trinity being worshiped by the population.  You have Nimrod the “father” – the great ruler, organizer, and “creator”, and Tammuz the “son of god”, and god himself (through reincarnation), but instead of the Holy Spirit as the third member, Semiramis  inserted herself!  As the wife of the “Sun god”, she was worshiped as the “Queen of Heaven” and the goddess of nature.  As the matronly vessel of his reincarnated body, she was also the “Mother of God” and the goddess of fertility.

Of course 10 minutes of contrastive thinking would have shown the lunacy of Semiramis’ story, yet her subjects bought it.  Why?  Because they wanted to!  They had already taken the comparative step of rejecting God and glorifying man via the Tower of Babel.  This was the next progressive step.

Instead of reacting to Semiramis’ compounded sacrilege with contrastive thinking, the people of the Third Dispensation became more religious, and thus more brain damaged.

When God Judged and dispersed the people of the third Dispensation by confusing their language, the first organized religion spread and evolved as each language group and culture modified the names and stories into variants to fit their society.

Nimrod became known as Osiris, Baal, Bel, Molech,  Marduk, Chronus, Janus, Abir, Zeus, and others depending on the culture.  Among others names, Semiramis became Isis, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Ishtar (Easter in English), Cybele, Allilah, Venus, Aphrodite, Europa, Artemis and Devaki.  For Tammuz, it was Horus, Dagon, Krishna, Bacchus, Ninus, Zoroaster (son of Ishtar), Cupid, Dyonisses, etc.

Some of the religious concepts Semiramis introduced include reincarnation, “mother/child” cults, celestial worship, nature worship, fertility rites, and incestuous “royal bloodlines” (she married Tammuz as well).

As the inspiration for all these false religions and practices, Semiramis and the cult of Babel is truly the “Mother of Harlots“.

Yet and still, Semiramis was only one person and could only be in one place at a time.  How could her religion spread and flourish through the years and various cultures in her absence?

Those who knew the religion the best filled the vacuum of power.  They used their knowledge, secrets, and alleged connection to the divine to their great advantage.  Through it, they have retained positions of great influence and power in every culture.  Their methodology of creating, controlling, hoarding, and guarding “sacred” information has been used throughput the centuries (and even to this day) by power brokers of all ilk’s.  They were called priests, shamans, advisors, orders, brotherhoods, guilds, and other assorted mystics.  How did it start and what is the impact on the Dispensations?  Next time…

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July 10, 2011

Organized Religion part 1: Its in the Stars

Posted in Organized Religion at 2:54 PM by E. M.

IF ASTROLOGY WERE TRUE, WE’D ALL BE DOCTORS

The Third Dispensation featured the first instance of man uniting under a common purpose.  Unfortunately, their purpose was comparative and the dispensation failed.

Although their community was fractured and dispersed as a result of judgment, the people took what they established at Babel with them, and it formed the basis of much of our historic social structure.  One of the things established at Babel was “organized religion” (systematic alternatives to God’s Plan).

I’d planned on looking at the two people who started the institutionalization of organized religion, but I need to give some background information first. Organized religion is a corruption of God’s true plan. But in order to show how that truth was corrupted, it has to be shown that the truth of God’s plan was established and known in the first place.

When I was a college undergrad, I took a class on anthropology (mostly because I was pursuing a cute girl who was in the class…but I digress).   I received a lower than expected grade on a paper I wrote about ancient civilizations, and when I asked about it, my professor stated that I lost points because I used the Bible as an academic reference.

When I objected, he (literally) laughed in my face and told me that the Bible is completely unreliable and fraudulent.  He said that the major themes of the Bible – creation, original sin, the fall of man, redemption, the virgin birth of the “Son of God”, his sacrifice and resurrection, as well as his return to judge evil – all pre-date the Bible by many centuries.  He claimed that the writers of the Bible simply plagiarized these ideas and modified them to fit their culture.

When I did more research, I found that what he said had some merit!  There are striking similarities between many of the ancient religious of the other cultures in the area where most of the Biblical narrative takes place (Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Sumerians, Greeks, etc). So does this make the Bible the first occurrence of identity theft?

The Bible was written between 1500 BC and 95AD, but we know that God’s plan for man’s redemption pre-dates the Biblical manuscript (in fact it begins with the first two people that existed.  It can’t get much earlier than that).  And logically, a manuscript that documents this plan can’t be considered fraudulent based solely on the idea that it was written many years after the fact.

But the truth is that the Bible is not the first documentation of God’s plan.  It was documented in a medium that is much older even than any of the ancient texts from which people like my former professor claim that the Bible plagiarized.  Where?  Just look up!

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;  and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. –  Genesis 1:14-15

God intended the stars to be used to track seasons and signs.  What signs?  Among other things, signs that tell the story of His plan!  God used stars and constellations as a pneumonic of the entire plan of redemption.  The gospel message is literally written in the stars.

The constellations that are a common part of astronomy tell the story of redemption.   From the time of Adam forward, men had knowledge of the major themes of redemption from the virgin birth to the Second Coming.  The charts on this site are a good place to start if you want to do an in-depth study of this.

Now I know that this subject matter is pretty controversial because it looks like tacit endorsement of astrology.  Let me be clear, I AM NOT mixing God and astrology.   Astrology is a man-made, quasi-occultic corruption of the original intent of the constellations; which purports that our personalities and destinies are influenced by the position and gravitational effects of the stars when we are born (which is kind of silly since the doctor who delivered you had a far greater gravitational effect on you that a constellation millions of light-years away.)

But does the Bible acknowledge named constellations and their importance?  Actually, yes.  In the book of Job, God gives the titular protagonist a three-chapter science lecture/quiz, and the constellations was one of the topics:

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season?  Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?  Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?  Can you set their dominion over the earth? –  Job 38:31-33 (NKJV)

“Mazzeroth” is the Hebrew word for constellation.  Also mentioned in this passage are the constellations of Orion, the Pleiades, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Great Bear with its cubs).

Its also interesting that the familiar word for the constellations “Zodiac”, is Zodiakos, in Greek, meaning a “way having steps (or stages)”.  The root word comes from the Hebrew “soad” which means “the way”.  The first followers of Jesus were initially called followers of “the Way”.  (They were later labeled “Christians” by others in a semi-derogatory way.)

Again, the Mazzeroth has NOTHING to do with any sort of mystical divination, fortunetelling, date setting, predictions, or the like.  It was (and is) a visual depiction, and constant reminder that that God has a plan.

But don’t worry if the whole “Gospel in the stars” idea still doesn’t fly with you.  The Mazzeroth isn’t the only proof that the details of God’s plan were known before the Bible was written.  The book of Jude says that Enoch, who lived during the Second Dispensation, preached about the second coming of Christ accompanied by believers to execute judgment.  So either Enoch got a 3000 year advance copy of Revelation 19, or the details of God’s plans were circulating during his time.

So the reason that all the ancient religions have similar features is because they are all corruptions of the original story.  And how do we know the Bible is the accurate original?  Because it was inspired by the first cause of existence.

The people of the Third dispensation are responsible for the first corruption of the Mazzeroth (the Tower of Babel is believed by Bible scholars to have been a Ziggurat – an ancient temple used to worship the stars). After the people were dispersed, they carried the corruption (organized religion) with them and modified it to fit their cultures and social structures.

So how exactly did the corruption begin, and why was it so influential?  We’ll begin answering those questions in the next post.

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