…from God Is Love
“Love" is permanently related to three negative
items: jealousy, hatred and DEATH. It is hatred and death that show up
at Calvary, with God's manifestation of His love. It is the kiss of a jealous
traitor that sets the scene up (see Matt. 26:48).
In the Mafia, this is called "The Kiss of Death." It has been used literally
scores of times to mark out a victim to be "hit" ("whacked"). The origin
of this kiss will be found in a Book written more than 2,000 years before
the five "crime families" of New York put it into practice. Its origin
is found in 2 Samuel 20:9. (The Bible
always runs fifty to 2,000 years ahead of any civilization, on any continent.)
"Love" and "death" on TV are called "sex" and "violence." Hence the staple diet for all modern Americans has been Genesis 3 and 4 repeated, endlessly, more than 500 times a day for more than forty years. Adam loves her (1 Tim. 2:12-14), so he dies for her (Eph. 5:28-33). It's that simple; sex and violence. These are the two "basics" of the Adamic "human nature." Hence, Hollywood, Chicago and New York now what kind of TV shows to produce; they know where the "demand" is, just like Escobar, Leggio and Reina knew it. (Those last three gentlemen were drug lords who controlled an international drug traffic with an income of well over $400,000,000 a year.)
Human nature demands to be entertained with sex and violence. "Love" and "peace" are "afterthoughts" that are invented to put a little honey on top of the manure pile. You propose "peace" as an antidote for violence, and since you can't get rid of the sex drive no matter what you do, you reach into the Bible and pull out the word "love" and sprinkle it over the adultery, fornication, whoremongering, pornography, and sex perversion to cover up the "nakedness" (see Gen. 3:7 and the "Fig Leaf Factor").
Not even salvation eradicates the Adamic "human nature." The women eat up the "love" scenes, and the men eat up the violent scenes (boxing, hockey, Rambo, the Enforcer, the Terminator, the gladiators, Star Wars, Kung Fu, Thailand kick boxing, karate, wrestling, etc.). In the long run no one is ever going to censor sex or violence on TV, no matter what they do. You can no more stop sex and violence on TV than you can stop the drug traffic. Man couldn't stop the liquor traffic. Prohibition had to be repealed (1933) because there was too much demand for intoxicating liquors. There is five times that demand for sex and violence. The Adamic nature loves liquor, drugs, or sex, or violence, or all four (or at least two of them). And all of the sentimental, pious talk by priests and ministers about "the spark of Divinity" in every man, and man "being one with the universe" to "fulfill the Divine plan," is just so much pseudo-religious garbage. It is not really attractive to any normal descendant of Adam. Adam and Eve are naked: sex. They love each other: sex. They die: violence. Sin kills them: violence. He loves her enough to die with her: "kiss me deadly!" Cain knocks out Abel's brains: violence. Lamech is a polygamist: sex. He slays a young man: violence. That all takes place in the first six pages in your Bible.
No other "sacred literature" would think of beginning in such a fashion.
Man's love for sin (in this case, sex, violence, liquor
and drugs) dictates how "peace on earth" will have to be brought in; certainly
"love" will not be a factor one time. You see drugs are so much more potent
and damaging than liquor that you cannot "legalize it" and make it available
to everyone--but you will have to, or you will be accused of "discrimination--until
you have complete control over ALL the people who might use it. So "CONTROL"
is the name of the game from 1990 to 2000 A.D. Before you make drugs
available to everybody, you must make sure that you have the power to trespass,
"break and enter," seize property and assets, arrest (and kill) men, women
and children, and even control the SPEECH and THINKING of a populace. This
is the future of the I.D. cards, "software," FAXes and "floppy disks,"
"e-mail" and "hard drives." It is called "People Control," not Crime Control.
It is not "Gun Control"; it is People Control. (It will be called "The
War on Crime.")
What every woman wants is a man who loves her enough to die for her (sex and violence). Whether she knows this or not (or admits it or not) is immaterial. It is still so, for it is ingrained in human nature. It was implanted in Genesis 3. Moses recorded it more than 2,800 years ago, and all of the Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists and "Catholics" failed to take it into "account."
Now we have already picked up the Old Testament and have seen how the God who is "love" treats sinners who reject His love. We gave you over a dozen cases where "love" had suddenly turned to "hatred," and "tender mercies" had been reversed to "no mercy" and vengeance. The words "WAR" and "ARMIES" show up in the Old Testament for the first time in Genesis 14 and Exodus 6:26. The God in charge of Abraham slaughtering Babylonian troops (Genesis 14) was in charge of Israelis wiping out Amalekites (Exodus 18). "The Lord is a man of WAR" (Exodus 15:3). The God of John 3:16 is the God who said "Slay utterly. Destroy all that they have, and spare not. Slay both man and woman, INFANT and SUCKLING, ox and sheep, camel and ass" (1 Samuel 15:3).
There! That is enough to make a Bible rejecting atheist (humanist) out of every college-educated jackass on five continents; especially the ones preoccupied with "love" (i.e. sex perversion, adultery and fornication). Let us add "insult" to "injury."
"Thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them...ye shall destroy every male and every woman that hath lain by man..." (Judges 21:2). Violence: organized violence--WAR.
War. There it is: W-A-R. WAR. "War is God's judgment on SIN here, and Hell is God's judgment on sin hereafter." There is the root problem, according to every member of the United Nations: WAR. At least that is the problem that every political leader (and every religious leader) from 1850 to 1996 said was the No. A-1 problem of mankind. What will be done about WAR, if God--"God is love"--IS THE INSTIGATOR OF IT? James said the "author" was YOU (James 4:1-4). James said the author was the lusts that warred in the flesh of the sinners who talked about "peace" and "love." But God allows what He did not "author." Further, after it comes into being, He uses it and, in some cases, orders it (Joshua 1-7), God has three World Wars scheduled AFTER 1996 (Rev. 6,19,20). When Jesus Christ in the New Testament predicted "wars and rumours of wars" (Matt. 24:6) who was stupid enough to believe the League of Nations or the United Nations would make a liar out of Him?
All the UN can do is furnish the "cannon fodder" for the slaughter. That is what it has been doing since 1945; eighty-four wars in less than fifty years.
You see, if "war is God's judgment on sin here,"
then as long as sin is here you are going to have wars. No amount of "summit
conferences," pronouncements, Papal prayers, and "peace keeping forces,"
or "gun control laws," are going to have any effect on the situation at
all. Those things have never affected man's constant preoccupation with
war or killing one time in forty centuries
Did you ever hear the old adage, "All is fair in LOVE and WAR"? How is that for "insight?" Why does it surprise you to find the two items mentioned in the same breath? Christ's victory over Satan at Calvary is described as a Conqueror who has "spoiled" an enemy in a military engagement (Dan. 2:34,44, Col. 2:15, John 16:11). Buddha never made a token gesture in that direction; he never even recognized "spiritual wickedness in high places" (Eph. 6:10-13). Gandhi and Confucius no more "defeated Satan" than Napoleon or Charlemagne did.
The Germans say, "In case of rain, the war will be held in the auditorium." The "war to end all wars" (1914-1918) was just an overture to the "big show" (1939-1945); 95,000,000 civilian and combat casualties (Gaza Strip, Vietnam, Lebanon, Cyprus, Thailand, Rwanda, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Russia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Crete, World War II, Haiti, Desert Storm, Iraq, Iran, Rhodesia, Croatia, Poland, the Korean War, Turkey, etc.).
As we have noted before, the humanist's problem is how anyone can call God "love" when He allowed the slaughters that took place at Stalingrad, Leningrad, Agincourt, Normandy Beach, Soissons, Gettysburg, Crecy, Pork Chop Hill, Saigon, Shiloh, Antietam, Okinawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Mary's Heights, Waterloo, Moscow, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Antioch (the Crusades)? How could those debacles have taken place if God is an Almighty Sovereign who can do "according to His will" in "the army of heaven" (Dan. 4:35)? There is that ancient problem, again. And with it comes death wards, hospital beds, slammers, prisons, cancer wards, burn wards, children's hospitals, gangster wars, the drug traffic, torture chambers, venereal diseases, abortions and starvation. If God "wills" that stuff, or even allows it, that is some kind of "loving heavenly Father," isn't it? How do suffering, tears, pain, death and dying relate to "love"?
Without the Book no religious leader or philosopher could guess within 40,000,000 light years in any direction. It is at Calvary that you can find all five items together, and all five go back to Adam (Genesis 3), who died for his "beloved." "For by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ...for, as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous" (Romans 5:17,18).
"Kiss Me Deadly." Adam loved his wife; she got him killed; "Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it" (Eph. 5:28). The "church," in that passage, is a spiritual body of saved sinners who make up a "Bride." They are "bone of Christ's bone" and "flesh of His flesh" (1 Cor. 12:13-23, Eph. 5:29-33, Col. 1:18-24). NO "CATHOLIC" CHURCH CAN BE FOUND WITHIN 300 VERSES OF THE PASSAGES IN EITHER DIRECTION.
If you have a "boob tube" (The Idiot Box), sit down tonight and watch Genesis 3 and Genesis 4 on all four channels (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN), and the BBC, without a letup: sex and violence. The fugitive is necking the "broad" in a bed, in a cheap apartment, when the BATF and SWAT teams arrive. What follows? Violence and death. Robin Hood (or the Sea Hawk) is smooching with "Maid Marion" (or the King's daughter) in the forest (or the forward cabin of the Frigate) and behold! a knock at the door (or a posse breaks through the forest). It is the Sheriff, or the Black Prince (or Blackbeard the Pirate), and what follows? Violence and death. The two lovers are shacking up in the Motel. The jealous husband "stakes out the joint," and then breaks through the door right in the middle of their "relationship." What next? You get one guess. Redo it. This time, the high society model is about to be murdered; she is stretched out to embrace her "lover." Her "love" is "having sex with her" (Oh yeah! They show it ALL these days. On "cable" you can get anything.) So he strangles her "in the act" (that is his "life style"): Sex and violence. Love and Death.
When a Japanese businessman returned to Osaka from the USA back in 1960, they asked him what American TV was like. He replied: "Smack, smack; bang, bang!" (Kiss me, deadly.) The "smacks" were two pairs of lips smacking each other, and the "bangs" were not kitchen (or car) doors slamming.
Love works alongside HATE.
God works alongside Satan.
Kisses come alongside DEATH (see Matt. 26:49).
You cannot love without hating, and where hating and jealousy
are present, death is certainly standing nearby, in the shadows. Those
are the facts of LIFE. Any attempt to ignore them, cancel them, or pretend
they don't exist ends in atheism and humanism.
God uses nations to punish nations: His method is WAR. They are punished for their sins (Psalm 9:17, Proverbs 14:34). War is the Divine vehicle for punishment. God can stop any war, but He certainly will not if it is retaliation for sin. Nations must reap what they sow (Num. 35:33-34), just like individuals (Gal. 6:7,8). God Almighty will not stop wars, nor "rumours of wars," until Revelation 20:10. Furthermore, He will encourage wars in exactly the same proportion to the sins of a people, or a nation. "War is God's judgment on sin here." No amount of sophistry, equivocation, philosophical casuistry, or "rationalizing" will obliterate the ghastly truth that God Almighty, Himself, told the Babylonians to wipe out His chosen people (Jer. 40:1-4), and commanded the Assyrians to destroy Israel (Isa. 36:10, 2 Kings 17). Using Satan as His "battle axe" (Jer. 51:20), He starved the Jews (2 Kings 6:28,29), enslaved their children (Dan. 1:1-4, Isa. 30:6-8, Lamentations 3-5), raped their women (Lam. 5:11), killed their young men (Jer. 39:6-7) and burned their capital to the ground (Lam. 2:1-9). In BOTH cases, He told you WHY He did not stop the slaughter. You aren't left anything to guess about; no speculation or theories need to be thought or voiced. Read 2 Kings 17. You are told, in detail, why the slaughters took place.
The New Testament shows how God deals with individuals;
The Old Testament shows how God deals with nations.
Once any man or any nation refuses to admit that they are sinners and are sinful, they lose all ability to understand God or WAR. Any atheist (or humanist) standing and watching the sacking of Israel and Judah (2 Kings 17; 25:1-21) would have been confirmed in his unbelief. This is the equivalent of saying: "rooted and grounded solidly in his sins, with an alibi to continue." Reject the Biblical explanation for war and you become confirmed in sin. In 1996, the Biblical explanation has been rejected by the leader (and the leaders) of every country in the USA, the USSR, EC and the UN.
God's reasons for not stopping wars are given in more than fifty verses in the Old Testament: Judges 2-6, Lamentations 3-6, Jeremiah 6-23, Isaiah 1-16, etc. You have to reject God's words in order to feign ignorance about the awful things that happen on this earth. The innocent babies who starved (Lamentations 2-4), the children who were gassed and burned in the furnaces (Deut. 4:20; 28:32,51) cannot be "disconnected" from Matthew 27:25 and Deuteronomy 28.
The Book "stands" whether your children live or die. None of them are as important as the Book (Matthew 24:35); not even the UNIVERSE IS THAT IMPORTANT (2 Peter 3:8-16, Matt. 24:35). If you are "one with the universe" your future is a blackened marshmallow.
Sinners have to reap sin, even when they don't believe in "sin," and refuse to "reap." When you sow you get a crop whether or not you believe in "sowing," or "crops" (Gal. 6:7). You were warned before you sowed the crop (Lev. 26:14-38); you just went ahead and sowed it anyway. Right? Right: "right on the money" (Romans 1:32).
The ghastly truth is that God Almighty, Himself, destroyed Israel and Judah, using the Assyrians and Babylonians. He then destroyed Assyria with Babylonia, and then destroyed Babylonia with Media-Persia. When they got "too big for their britches," he let Greece wipe them out; then he used Rome to mop up on Greece. (I am not "preaching" to anyone. I am not even discussing anyone's "religion" or "faith." I am telling you what history records that you can't deny unless you are insane. The only question is, "Is there a God around who knows about these things?" In the Book there is, and He handles them.)
When Rome finished "whompin' up" on Greece, the Germanic tribes "whomped up" on Rome. Those same Germanic tribes (1939-1945) suffered 6,000,000 casualties when Russia, America, France and Great Britain whipped them (WW II), and their nation became a divided nation, occupied by foreign troops, for forty-seven years.
The God of the Bible is the God of history.
The God of the Bible is the God of carpet-bombing, enfilade fire, the naval encounter, the ambush, the frontal attack, the blitz, the counterattack, the siege, the cavalry charge, and the thermonuclear bomb. "The Lord is a man of war" (Ex. 15:3). Woe be to the nation that has a God of "love" who does not judge nations for their sins! Woe be to the religions that get rid of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and replace Him with the God of Abraham, Ishmael and Arafat! Woe be unto America! "The wicked shall be turned into HELL and ALL the nations that forget God shall be turned into HELL" (Psalm 9:17).
Mankind must face his tragic predicament seriously and realistically; not sentimentally or emotionally. Saved sinners suffer. They suffer to make them sympathetic (2 Cor. 1:1-4), to make them heavenly-minded (Col. 3:1-4), to make them holy (Heb. 12:10), and to show that God's grace is sufficient for every trial (2 Cor. 12:9). Since "God is love," then His motive for causing the saints to suffer is LOVE (Heb. 2:3-8, Romans 8:28-32).
Many, many years after the love stories (and "love affairs") in the Old Testament (Genesis through Isaiah) were recorded, and had been circulating all over the Mediterranean, the Greek intellectuals decided to compete with the God of revelation--the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They decided to explain Genesis 5-6 in an "acceptable context" (see "Black Is Beautiful," 1995). The fake history they invented is called "Greek mythology." In it, "LOVE" is the predominant theme, and hate accompanies it throughout the history of the "gods." But there is no judgment against SIN or SINS. "Judgment" is simply anger or wrath, carried out against someone that someone else doesn't like because they mistreated them, or someone else. It is thoroughly humanistic; it is not in the least "Divine."
The Greek intellectuals presented a God who "loves" (Zeus) and gods who "love," but they seem to have all picked up the nasty habits of loving exactly like all human fornicators, adulterers, whoremongers, child molesters, sex perverts and practitioners of incest and bestiality.
If you ever watched "Dynasty" or "Dallas" on the boob
tube you would be eminently qualified to comment on the "theogonies" of
the Epicureans, Stoics, Sophists (800-100 B.C.), and so forth.
The first plastic substitution for the Lord God of scripture was a female. She was the "Mother Earth" of Maya Angelou (a black former madam of a cat-house, who helped inaugurate "Slick Willie" Clinton, as his "Poet Laureate"). Maya Angelou, an American black pantheist, was on a $100,000-a-year salary from a Southern Baptist school (Wake Forest) for...? For nothing. She never worked at the school. She doesn't teach there, and she attends Buddhist temples, Jewish synagogues, and Moslem mosques ("Big Sister," Texe Marrs, p. 93). You might say she qualifies to be elected "Queen of the New Age." Well, Maya's "Mother Earth" produced the "Sky" (Greek mythology). She herself just accidentally (in the best Darwinian fashion) "emerged from chaos" (in the best Darwinian fashion) by pure chance. The scenario was a carbon copy of Genesis 1:1-4 after carefully erasing "IN THE BEGINNING, GOD...."
Well sir! Good old female-liberated "Mother Earth" shacked up with her own son (Uranus). This accidental merger was blessed with "increase." They gave birth to three one-eyed giants (Zech. 11:17, Gen. 6:4). "Mother and child" then began some more giants (Titans) and finally a "golden race." This golden race set up a New-Age, One-World, "Global Society" that was warless. Since that time, every Greek philosopher and intellectual dreamed of the restoration of this "golden age." It was a sort of Third Reich, or "Camelot," or "War on Crime," or "New Deal," or "War on Poverty," or whatever> It was to be brought back in (according to Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) by an elite bureaucracy, controlled by "Think Tanks," engaged in enforcing a 100 percent Communist totalitarian state.
Well sir! One Titan named "Chronos" went to bed with his
sister (Rhea), and they begat Zeus. Zeus was a real, sure enough "swinger."
Although he was married to some jerk named Hera, he raised many bastard
children through "love affairs" ("God is love," etc.). After mating with
some bimbo named "Io," he turned her into a white cow (so the Indians would
worship her, I suppose). He then seduced Europa, after transforming himself
into a white bull and carrying her off to Crete.
Now please don't think I am being facetious. I'm dead serious. You see, "Europa" and her beastly lover (the bull) are THE OFFICIAL SYMBOL FOR THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE (the EC) in 1996. The EC flag shows her riding Zeus, with her ten "kings" symbolized over her head with TEN stars. "Stars" in the Bible, many times, are ANGELS (Rev. 1:20, 8:1). Zeus then broke into a jail where "Danae" was; he "had sex" with that floozy; and then he "scored" on Alceme, Leda and Thetis. When Zeus wanted to "have a loving relationship" with a "partner," he would sometimes transform himself into a beautiful white SWAN ("Swan Lake," Tschaikovsky, etc.) and cause the lady in question to hatch beautiful BLUE EGGS. ("God is love.")
This is the meaning of "love" in "the original Greek." Other "adult consenters" and "pre-marital sexers" (and just plain fornicators) were Oreithyia and Boreas, Phyllis and Acamas, Echo and Narcissus, and the operatic team Orpheus and Eurydice. Zeus, the big "god," wouldn't die for anybody, let alone anybody's sins. He loved himself too much. (And he probably had too many of his own sins to worry about taking care of anyone else's!)
So Maya Angelou, the Afro-American worshipper of "Mother Earth," wrote about herself: "My impertinent buttocks (high, redolent, tight as dark drums) introduce frenzy into the hearts of small men" (Marrs, op. cit., p. 33, citing "Now Sheba Sings the Song," New York: E.P. Dutton, 1987). Maya glories in "the lusts and leers of her lover and the delicious occasion when" her lover "overtakes her" (Ibid.). That is American "love," a la 1996. That is Afro-American music laid out in rhetoric. When a fornicating dopehead or a dope-headed sex pervert in America says "Make LOVE, not WAR," he means "Fornicate. Don't defend your country."
Good ole "Mother Earth" was a female goddess (see Jeremiah 44). She was reinstated in Germany in the 1980s ("The Green Party"), and reinstated in America in the 1990s (the EPA). The "feminist movement" (Shirley MacLaine, etc.) is a movement in the same direction, according to all authors of New Age material. They do not want a MALE God running things. The male God who is a FATHER--the God of Abraham (male), Isaac (male) and Jacob (male)--has no business manifesting Himself as a Son (male) and Holy Ghost (male: see John 16:13). How dare God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, overlook "Eve"!? Why, that is not politically correct! When mankind is trying to unite, integrate, synthesize and amalgamate all "opposites," who does God think He is forgetting to give glory to the "female of the species"? How "improper" in view of the plans of the UN, EC, FEMA, USA, USSR, etc., to "make all one" (Yin equal Yang, etc.)! What is needed is a feminist press, a matriarchal home and, above all, a FEMALE reaction to hard preaching, violent punishment, discipline, harsh talk, hard physical work, and authority. "Don't hurt mama's little darlin'; it will frustrate his ego." "Don't say that terrible word even if all the blacks use it night and day," "How dare you call me that !?" "Well we need to remember he was not 'accepted,' and came from a 'disadvantaged home.'" "Don't you dare spank that child!" etc., etc. Ninety-five percent of the press, radio and TV outlets in America take this emotional, feminist, unstable, irrational view of REALITY.
However, the same viewpoint seems to tolerate: arrest of street preachers, the teaching of evolution in the schools (jungle survival of the fittest), abortion (killing babies while opposing "violence"), and sex perverts and murderers. They also are not offended by pornography, "four-letter" words, dirty jokes, cursing, or the marriage of two males. In this great new "Mother Earth" matrix, it is perfectly proper to ridicule the Bible and those who believe it; and it is perfectly proper to fire white men who want to pay their bills and work for a living; you replace them with blacks who breed illegitimate children in order to collect welfare checks. But it is a "sin unto death" to ridicule "blacks," or make fun of queers, who flaunt their filth; it is also a felony to tell jokes about Popes.
In the Book, ole "Mother Earth" is called "The Queen of Heaven" (Jer. 4:4), and "the Mother of Harlots" (Rev. 17:1-5). Catholics call her "Mary"; other religions refer to her as Istarte, Ashtoreth, Juno, Minerva, Artemis, Diana, Venus and so forth. In the Book, she is identified as a SPIRITUAL WHORE (Rev. 17:1-5) WHO KILLS SAINTS. But, like Susan Atkins said: "What is wrong with murdering someone as long as you do it in LOVE?" You abort babies in "love."
"Ah sweet mystery of life at last I've found thee!" No you haven't. You haven't unless you've found a love song that is sung like this:
No "Mother" ever bore your sins, and no "mother" ever will. Imagine any neurotic "guru" singing "O happy day! Oh happy day! When MARY washed my sins away! She taught me how to watch and pray, and live rejoicing every day! Happy day, happy day! When MARY washed my sins away!" Mary couldn't wash a pet poodle. Mary had no sins laid on her; she was not "wounded" (Isa. 53:1-6) for anyone's sins; she "became sin" (2 Cor. 5:21) for no one; and she wasn't "bruised" for anyone (Isa. 53:5), before or after she died. She couldn't bear the sins (John 1:29) of Joseph; she couldn't even pay for her own sins (Luke 2:22-24). "Mother Earth" is DIRT. You go back to her when they put you to bed with a shovel. "Mother Earth" breeds WORMS.
Mary's love for her Son is NOT the supreme Biblical definition of love in ANY Bible, according to any of the words found in ANY Bible, including all "Catholic" Bibles. In any Bible (version, translation or revision), Genesis 22:1 "sets the pace." It is confirmed in the New Testament (Romans 3, 5, 1 John and John 3, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17). Mary is totally omitted in both Testaments as being a Mediator, a Co-Mediator, a Mediatrix, or a Co-Mediatrix, or even an "accessory," when dealing with Divine Love--or even human love. Look at Isaiah 53. Mary lost her son for three days (Luke 2:45,46).
All dear ole "Mother Earth" can do for you is feed you
a few years, and then get you buried; that is about it. (I take that back;
she can protect you, temporarily, from being blown to smithereens during
an artillery bombardment, or under "carpet bombing." The three things you
learn in the infantry are "Get down," "Stay down," and "Don't get up.")
I have waded through the "Trigemistic Literature," the "Corpus Hermeticum," the Latin Asclepius, the Anthologium of Stobaeus, and fragments quoted by Tertullian, Lactantius, Cyril, and Cyprian, plus the Hermetic writings (Hermes to Tat, Hermes to Asclepius, Hermes to Ammon, Agathos Daimon to Hermes, Agathos Diamon to Osiris, Isis to Horus, and Poimandres to the Prophet, etc.). They all come out "on the short end of the stick." Old Thoth, Seb, Ra, Zeus, Hermes, Rea, Ra, Isis, Horus, Osiris, Net, Set, Poemandres, and their entire retinues, all "have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). They have no love for sinners, no remedy for sin, no ability to prophesy, and no explanation for suffering and death. With them, everything is "mind," or in the "mind" (1 Corinthians 1-3); everyone is automatically right, and all sinners are automatically progressing, although only a few of their own kind (!) are going to make it through to the "seventh heaven." Naturally, these self-righteous, egotistical "mind-over-matter" asses believe the "overcomers" and "attainers" are their own crew; Gnostic intellectuals. See the Holy Spirit's comments on these "think tanks" in 1 Corinthians 1-3.
"The MIND can lead man up the stairway of perfection, to the portals of the first true natural initiation whereby he becomes SUPERMAN." Or, as Hermes would say, "at last, in a truth, MAN, and not a procession of fate." "Amen," said Nietzsche, who died "madder than a 'hatter.'" "Amen," said Adolph, who blew his brains out with a pistol. They knew as much about real love--the love of God--as the Marquis de Sade or Jack the Ripper.
The great Greek (and Egyptian and Hindu and Central and South American) "gods" have no voluntary self sacrifice for anyone, no absolute assurance of eternal life or salvation, and no ability to prophesy anything. Instead, they offer you lengthy bullshooting sessions on "Title and Form," "Space as a Plenum," "Corporeality as an Energy of God," "The Metamorphoses of the Soul," "The Ladder of Being," "The Dual Soul," "The Higher Panmonism," "The Baptism of the Mind," "Maya," "The New Creation of the Ogdoad," "The Delineation of the Sun," "The Story of the Pythic Grasshopper," and "The Way of Deathlessness."
Every time you follow the blind leadership of these blind One-Universal-Universe-Oneness-Consciousness Divine Mind-blind guides you emerge with a fake "new birth" accomplished by self-will (John 1:13), and the reasoning of your Adamic mind. I have seen these brilliant Oriental meditators and Western "thinkers" wade through as many as 800 pages (single-spaced, on both sides) and arrive at the following conclusions:
1. "God" has no enemies; everyone is His child.
2. The main goal in life is to attain Universal consciousness by submerging your ego.
(Or, in one case I remember, by exercising your ego!)
3. NO one sins; "evil" and "good" are relative terms.
4. There are multiple "sacred scriptures," although only ONE collection
can handle history prophesied 1,000 to 3,000 years before it takes place.
5. Jesus Christ didn't die for anyone but Himself.
6. The whole universe is alive (accidentally),
so "living" organisms came from dead inorganic "matter" (accidentally).
7. The "Key" or "Way" to life is the "Gate of the Gnosis" (or Prajna, or Satori, or Sazmadhi, etc.),
so the unregenerate Adamic sinner can produce a "new birth" by the "will of the flesh"
(John 1:13), without any reference to anything God said about it,
although it is produced by God (1 Peter 1:23).
This fleshy, phony "new birth" is also produced without any reference to SIN, or God dying for anyone's SINS. This means that real LOVE is out; it is not in the equation. And this explains why all the bullshooting above is never given to women or children. It is taken for granted by the "think tanks" that the "achievers" have to be ADULT MALES.
Imagine trying to integrate THAT gang in the UN and UNESCO after all of their hot air about "feminism" and "children's rights"! Isn't that the limit!?
Love and Death. Sex and Violence. The Biblical "holy kiss" (1 Thess. 5:26) has nothing in common with the Roman Catholic "Kiss of Peace" (Matt. 26:48), which they got from "The Father of Peace" (Absalom) in 2 Samuel 15:5. The name "Absalom" means "Father of PEACE" (Abba-Shalom). Absalom gave the men of Judah the "kiss of peace" (2 Sam. 15:5) in order to rally them into troops to kill his own father (2 Samuel 16-18). Job kisses Abner to assassinate him, in the best "hit man tradition" of the "Syndicate." Ehud does nearly the same thing, but in his case (Judges 5:20) God blesses him for doing it! (Judges 5:29). Let's see you put "God is love" into THAT one!
The Kiss of Death is connected with love, hatred, suffering, pain, jealousy, sin and DEATH. The love songs written to honour ONE man sing of these themes, day and night: "Died He for me who caused His PAIN, for me who Him to DEATH pursued? Amazing Love, how can it be, that Thou, my GOD, shouldst die for me!"
The "god" of Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius, the Gurus and Yogis, the Transcendentalists, humanists and atheists never died for anyone. He didn't really LOVE any of them.
"My shoulders ache beneath my pack; lie easier cross upon His back. I march with feet that burn and smart; tread holy feet upon my heart. Men shout at me, who may not speak; they scourged Thy back and smote Thy cheek. My rifle hand is stiff and numb; from Thy pierced hands red rivers run. Lord, thus did Thou suffer more for me, than all the hosts of land and sea. So let me render back again this millionth of Thy gift: AMEN."
That was a saved infantryman in World War I, going into the attack. He understood suffering and God's love the way no Moslem, Hindu or Buddhist could ever understand either one.
One of the crewmen on the "Enola Gay" was a Texan. When
he returned from WWII to his home town, he gradually "went to pieces,"
and became a sot drunk. After being decorated at public ceremonies in his
home town, he "took to liquor" to get rid of nightmares. He would wake
up screaming, after seeing a sea of Oriental faces below him--many of them
little children--looking up at him, and screaming: "Don't release it! Don't
release it!" The Bomb was released (1945). Months later, this Texan's family
was gone, his money was gone; he lost job after job and wound up as a derelict.
Upon being told about this pitiful case, another crewman said quietly:
"I don't think any man can really understand human suffering until he has
been to Calvary."
A cartoon symbol of "love" usually shows up with two red hearts, one behind the other, and an ARROW shot through both of them. If those had been real hearts, you would have been looking at two DEAD people. "Christ died for sinners." He died to "save sinners" (1 Tim. 1:15).