Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mathew chapter 6 and modern hypocrites

This scripture warns us against doing our alms or acts of righteousness before men. How often do the evangels and protestant organizations announce on national television they are giving money to the needy. They hold telethons and celebrate in front of everyone. This is warned about in Mathew . What am I to think about these people. I was in Portland , Oregon awhile back .. There are many church groups that walk around in the parks in front of everyone handing out goodies to homeless criminals and drug addicts. Sure on or two out of 1000 might be innocent victims but for the most part they are people who were shut out for two many crimes. People who burned every bridge and are repeat offenders no one will rent to. Many were even shut out of programs for being to mentally disturbed from narcotic use. Yet the christian groups year around support them and parade around in t-shirts with ministry names on them setting up booths . Usually it is broadcasted on the news during the holidays. I was told by a young man who was a grant writer for a street ministry that the owner was earning 250,000 a year or more from the publics support and grants. Yet the ministry itself charged its clients 4 dollars a day and all the food was donated by other sources. So there was no need for money and the owner of the ministry was earning 250,000 a year salary. I dont know if that was just hear say or the truth but the young man was his grant writer I was talking to. So is that Jesus they are serving or money. Kind of like an antichrist disguised as the church. Portlands main mission has a huge car lot. People donate BMW's , Corvette's, Cadillacs and other top brand name cars. The mission is supported by donations daily and volunteers unpaid. The money goes right to the evangel men running it. Its so hypocritical. The Lord wants us to be loving and kind but really people shouldn't believe this is the Lords work. The Lord wants us to assist his body the real innocent before God. Those who are truly baptised and have the Lord in him. I mean if Jesus was in someone and we dont help them that is like leaving Jesus out in the cold . Yet if the devil is in someone or evil spirits we shouldnt welcome them to a feast. It does tell us to even feed our enemies in the bible because doing so is like heaving coals of fire on their head . Not because they are so loving and kind and the Lord wants us to share our food with them. Also because God doesnt want life to be the way the damned make it . Fighting against world hunger is so much exploited . Why would Jesus ask his advesaries children for money or ask them for food to help feed the needy. Alot of people are in need because of the devil in them. The real body of christ that is in need is in need because of what the devils children do. Its To group the Lords children with the worlds needy is like yoking believers with unbelievers . Its also like handing jesus over to the sinners and making him eat with the devils children. These people dont thank Jesus they drink and use drugs and go do crime unjuring others. Its like feeding youre persecutors not feeding you're brothers in the Lord. Marching around for everyone to see and saying public prayers like protestant protests and catholic marches seem to be as this scripture warns against. What does it accomplish?. Read the scripture I dont think theres as much being done by supposed religious leaders as meets the eye. If so it would be done in secret. If each church had a few motor homes and trailers for people who are confirmed members who might end up with out a place to stay it probably would suffice for the real brothers and sisters of Jesus. Even a little 15 footer for or pop up tent for a visiter that ended up without a place. There are only so many confirmed people homeless or in need. The catholic church doesnt help people unless they are clergy or latin cultured people. That sucks big time. They also would expect you to eat with tramps in the soup kitchen. They do that to Jesus doing that. Priests freak me out most of the time. Not always but I cant believe how they are is really wise or in any measure as brotherly as Jesus wants us to be. I meet every so often someone here or there who is just not thinking the way others do and is more considerate and simple in their ways. These people usually make little matters out of what priests try and make huge matters out of. Very light and simple not as though its this miraculous task to accomplish simple things.




Matthew 6


Giving to the Needy

1"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.



Prayer

5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9"This, then, is how you should pray:

" 'Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

10your kingdom come,

your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

11Give us today our daily bread.

12Forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.[a]' 14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.



Fasting

16"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 17But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Treasures in Heaven

19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!



24"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.



Do Not Worry

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Lord in us/ 22 meditations about the Lord in us. /

I wanted to share more thoughts about the Lord being in us.
If you have time think of meditations that coinside with the examples I listed. There is probably an endless amount of meditations to the Lord being in us even in simple teachings as this.


1. If Jesus christ is in someone would he want to be a slave to anyone who isnt baptised in the spirit of his father. If the master was baptised would Jesus want to be slave to himself. So is Jesus who teaches slavery to a house of this world even the houses of the priests.

2. Would Jesus want to be paid less than meets his needs if he were in someone and had to suffer because that person isnt being paid enough for thier work.

3. Would Jesus want someone he's in do something another persons way when he is teaching the persons he's in how to do them the way he needs it done.

4. Would Jesus be unharmed if he were in someone and the person he's in was attacked or robbed.

5. Could a person take a hit off a marijuana joint, or crack pipe with Jesus inside and not cause Jesus to suffer.

6. If Jesus is in someone and a psychologist wants to examine them for thier mind not thinking as the world. Wouldnt that be like a doctor trying to treat another doctors patient. Isnt Jesus a greater physician and if he was in that person treating him would he want the other doctor to administer drugs as a cure that would alter the mind and heart while he is in the patient.

7. If Jesus was in someone would he want them to be molested while he's in them or to fornicate with someone.

8 If Jesus was in someone would he want them to do something gay while he's in their body.

9. If Jesus was in someone would he want the person to lose in a war. or to fight a war against someone else hes in. wouldnt that be like Jesus fighting himself.

10.. If Jesus was in someone would he want anyone to know that persons business or to invade their privacy wouldnt that be like invading Jesus's privacy.



11. If the Lord is in some man would he marry that same man to a woman full of worldly spirits and the devil. If the Lord was in a woman would he want to be in her while she dresses like a whore or seduces a man. Would he be uneffected by her fornicating with a man she's not married to.



12. If the Lord was in a man would he want that man to have a woman authority over him.. Was Jesus a woman Is he a woman. wouldnt he want her to be obedient to him.



13. Would Jesus rival against Jesus.



14/ Would Jesus compete with Jesus in sports .



15. Would Jesus leave himself in need.



16. Would Jesus try and sell himself something he didnt need or for more than its worth.

17 Would Jesus lie about himself to himself

18 would Jesus sue himself

19 would Jesus not help himself if needed help with anything.

20. would Jesus slander himself

21. If Jesus is in someone would he obey a different master then himself.

22. Would Jesus want someone he's in to glory in their flesh if he was in it and suffering that they are not perfect and keep sinning and he still has to teach them his ways until their perfect because he is and is in them.

There is many more maybe even no end to it. so I hope you get the point and can think about this more now

The Lord is our mirror -Solomons ode 13 / also The Lord is in us.

        I wanted to share a little story about the Lord being our mirror and the reflection of his holiness. I trained in a christian growth program at the age 19. It was an all mens program run by pentecostal. The program was in a rural small town and lasted for 1 year. I had to waive my rights of free speech for the program. The Men in the Program were not allowed to speak about anything other then the program and the bible. They couldnt share stories about their past life to prevent glory stories about partying or street culture. They also couldnt talk to anyone outside of the program accept close family members. It was similar to a monastery but no one was learning to be an authority over the church. Instead it was intense training about being a brother of christ and I think alot humbler than a priesthood would seem to be compared to it. The emphasis not being on some distant God who only teaches through priests. Instead the emphasis was on Jesus Christ our Brother who loves us and has many things to teach us as a friend and loving brother. He teaches us he is an authority like a brother teaching a brother not like a cop or drill seargant. Also not like a cardinal proffessor at some Seminary or a Pope. No priest has the attribute or faculty to be christ in enough measure to teach us who we are to the Father or to Jesus. Only the Holy Spirit can teach us that. We are Gods children and he teaches us individually what he wants us to learn. Even though we are one in the spirit. Didnt David write the Lord trained his hands to war fight. Doesnt the Lord have many teachings for us. Think of the Prophets before Jesus's Birth. Were they priests. Didnt some even not being a priest goto the priests and to Gods people and tell them God was going to punish them for not being faithfull and just pretending to be. Gods word was spoke through several prophets who were not priests. Did the apostle Paul really speak as a priest or did he speak more as a brother. Did his duties really seem to be the same as a priest or bishops are by tradition. Only a bishop or priest trained by the Lord in the spirit could do as Paul they couldnt really learn it from seminary. He had to interact to much with unbelievers and a normal bishop wouldnt be recieved such as he was without actual training from Jesus to be as humble and to have attributes great enough to accomplish such as Paul. Most priests are kind of nerdy, boring, or so focused on the authority of the church they have not a humble enough heart or personality with attributes that are appealing to humanity in the way that brings honor to God. They are not as wise as seminary may make it seem from their proffesional classroom training. The Holy Spirits training is about life in the spirit not life in the priest. Also not about the life of the priest its about the life God gives everyone who believes not just the priesthood.



      Here's the story now that I kind of got you focused on what I was learning. I would wake up each day and look at myself in the mirror to get ready for the day. I was so deeply focused on the Lord when I looked at myself in the mirror I would see Jesus looking back at me in my own eyes. I could see his face in my face. I could feel his hands in my hands and his feet in my feet. When I walked I didnt think about my own strength in my legs I thought about the Lords strength his legs in my legs. When I spoke I would hear his voice in my own voice. When thought of my hair hos hair was what I thought of. The Lord was in me and teaching me he was in me. When I smiled it was like Jesus smiling in me. He was becoming my best friend and teaching me He was who I could trust. Not like some priest but like my real brother living in me. Teaching me to be like him so I could live a peacefull happy life. Not teaching me about latin or about greek. He was training me like a brother training his brother to serve his Father so I could live in his house as his brother not to live in the vatican but to live somewhere not made by human hands greater than the vatican. So the vatican wasnt on my mind. When I looked at some of the other students in the program I could see Jesus in their eyes and in their face and discern that Jesus was teaching them also to be a brother to he. Even as some of them spoke I would hear Jesus in their voice such as he was in mine. It is something not of this world and you dont experience anything like it attending mass. Not any protestant or pentecostal church is anything like it either. I have attended several churchs of various denominations and nothing was like this. I was actually learning that Jesus is in me and not just a priest but my best friend and the only person I could trully trust and the only reason I could trust anyone else also that he was beyond what cool is and beyond what mighty is. He is the master in a friendly way and cares about even the little things like stubbing our toes. How well we comb our hair. When we bump our leg on a chair he cares. The way we walk he cares. The way we eat he cares about. The way we speak he cares about. The way we fight and the way we work. He is in us. So reflect his Holiness his way by believing he is in you all the way a brother and all the way there to teach you and guide. The holy spirit really is Jesus you just may not understand it is really he in you. HIs legs , His arms, His eyes, His hands are all in youre legs,eyes,face,hands,feet ect. He will teach to be his brother and sister. Also I might ad that the Lord has more advesary then the military has of any nation. Greater advesary. So his teachings are like a brother teaching a brother or sister to war against the advesary . The training of Jesus Christ is more secretive then the CIA or NSA. Who we are to God is not even possible for the Priests to understand enough. How important we are to Jesus is more important than any priest will ever know or care. Think of it this way if you were actually in someone as Jesus is in his people. Would you want someone to be hurt or to do something wrong or a different way than you do it. Would you want someone to know youre secrets you told someone you were inside of. Jesus is close to us that way that when our hands are weak his hands are in ours and suffers with us. When we lack faith he is in us and suffers us that he has faith and is in us. When we cant quite  understand some earthly thing he does and suffers us that he is in us. Not as a demon but as our creator, as our brother and as our teacher, as our guide, as the source of all our attribute and the master of our heart. If youre heart was in someones would you grieve when they grieve and rejoice when they rejoice. So believe Jesus wants only the best for you . Wouldnt you if you were in someone.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A few words about modern consumerism

A few words about modern america and consumerism


In modern day since the 1980's over 100million people have moved to this country . There is such a large increase in population of people who's families where not formally established as pioneers or traditional american heritage. These families set off a culture frenzy on a large scale. They had no traditional values of american identity or loyalty. The development of american culture and its many years of pioneering and development was being trampled. It really would of been a very good thing had the wealthy merchants and money loving people not wanting to work for their money didnt get in the way. The new mass market of new comers brought on consumerism as a source of riches for the few and rip offs and misery for the many. The increased populations of the cities of immigrants should of increased jobs for the small town american pioneer heritage. In most smaller cities should of been manufacurers reaping profits from the new increase in demand for hardware supplies and other commodities. Yet instead it was easier for the retail merchants to buy chinese products and enslave people in other countries for little or no wage. So they began to rip off america and send it to the pit. The blatant denials of the nations real needs and security to hide the truth about american people who werent the new population but the original heritage. they did all they could to turn the nation against itself. To sell it to other countries and lead people into a cultural consumerism that weakened all ends of mans work. The agriculture still is a primary and ultimate need of the people . Yet every city should of been a new market for new hardware products of this country not china. Today if a quick development of new hardware products and manufacturers was established within the next few years we would see a shocking turn around in our country. Not only is it simple because of modern autocad computer programs but it was simple years ago. the process is very easy for those who have resources and instead they blattantly after education joined the forces of the merchants and rip off artists not wanting to work for a living

america and contradictions to modern consumerism

The nations work and modern contradictions


This is my attempt to share a little common sense and critical reasoning about living,working,and being a citizen of this country. America was one of the last societies of this world to be established. There was just raw land occupied only by indian people who lived uncivilised in accordance to the knowledge of the rest of the world. There was no society in comparison to the roman,greek,jewish,asian,european,and middle eastern standards. The face of america was nothing but vast fruited plains and large unharvested timbers. with mountains and rivers full of minerals and metals. The new world was discovered and each person settling in america had to understand the raw needs of thier own body and thier families. The work of man and the knowledge and wisdom american had to understand from the raw about living in their untamed country. They couldnt goto burger king and apply for a job. or do online marketing, door to door sales, or telemarketing. The original pioneers needed water,food,and shelter. The understanding about thier liberty came from the bible and thier own reasoning about thier pioneer work. The grace of life was in its raw state as a nation. The ten commandment though shall not steal was in effect. Even to God whatever each person owned was their own property. The land was theirs to God. Though Indians would argue it was all thiers. The fact is they had not established any authority that resembled christs. They did not honor the roman church or even have any communion according to the doctrine of the gospel which was given to us by the apostles. So laying aside the indians nation. The nation of america being built was owned by the peoples of that nation to God for any other nation to try and take it away it would be a transgression or tresspass right to defend. The rights of the peoples inheritely was the gospels truth about our freedom and life in the spirit as heirs to christ and his throne. No contradictions could exist in the governing rights written to the rights of our citizenship to heaven. The raw of rights and rem were in effect.

They drilled wells for water and tilled the land. The water ways of nature became water ways for the living springs of wealth and prosperity. The shape of a nation was taking form. Each mans work was essential to the survival of the nation. At such a young age the strength of the nation depended upon the work of its hands. there was no inventions. The banks were still just paper. There was no machines to help them. The Life people lived was woven into the fabrics of history. The liberty they fought for had not been hidden under the dark clouds of consumerism such as today. They didnt have mortgage debts and credit cards the same as today. They didnt have to worry about china importing their products. They just were given land from the government to build a house on out of timber they harvested themselves and tilled the land for produce. The cities were developing and their was a new understanding underway. Some men could understand their own work so well they invented inventions that aided other mens work and womans work. They designed a nation from a free society with an easy to understand freedom that had to do with the nation they built from thier own hands. The modernist and consumerism took that away from us today. The population increase since the 80's took the foundations of the real nation and created a dark cloud of oppression over the sunny skies of freedom. Our independance as a nation was the real independance of the work and identity of our pioneer fore fathers. Each generation of american inherited that identity and independance from the fore fathers. With exception of those who new not their fathers or their mothers. Yet it was not a make believe liberty each individuals. So therefor not a make believe liberty the whole nations. Which gave freedom to even the most unfortunate. Freedom to make a name for themselves and to build upon the same foundations as the pioneers. The development of the nation was as life is real an absolute reality. Of course their was false concepts and principles and as the world goes the fabrics woven were of the similar patterns of Roman,Greek,Jews,and the european fabrics just sown with a bit different material and with different thread. So for the monarchs to try and own america was becoming like trying to take a garment that belonged to another away from that rightfull owner. Like trying to take the shirt off someones back. It was no longer just forests and plains. It was the work of many peoples hands who fought for their own freedom. A fabric woven in a similar pattern as other societies but not with the same materials or thread and not by the same seamstress our lady liberty.

For them to try and take dominion it was as a stranger taking office in the building someone else built for themselves. When each generation had inherited that building from their forefathers then it became as someone trying to place themself in an office that was owned by the ospring of the original builders. Like stealing an inheritance. Not only in the higher offices is it like stealing rent, its also like a stranger collecting rent from the building owned by the original builders ospring. That is what it is like today. Strangers from different lands have placed people in offices that were built for and by the forefathers of many american. Like stealing rent away from the building owner. they cheat us of our taxes and use it for their own private secret societies. There was never complete loyalty in america. the first founders of our nation were freemasons. The freemasons themselves were not the majority of people who actually built america with their own hands and killed to defend it with their own hands. The modern new americans have been like a stranger for many years now. The dilemma is this same thing. When their majority vote is placing people in office it is like a stranger making an office in someones building they inherited from their forefather. In some measure it is almost like stealing someones residence away and trying to make them strangers in their own house. The modern wars ofcourse are in defense of our country but how does it make a new country when the original one is the one the people who inherited it own. Consumerism is to place people indebted to make believe Lords of money. They marketed a nations rights. They couldnt really possibly have owned everyones rights. So by using property titles and decietfull mortgages they made an attempt to take the rights away for their profit. Now the real needs of each person are lied about. The actual work people need to do is not much different then the forefathers of this country. They need to make ways for them to have shelter ,water , and food and defend their freedom. The newcomers could of submitted and surrendered to the real fight for freedom and instead joined up and followed along with the strangers of other lands and other houses that lute america's true resources of life and liberty and happiness

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The apocolypse of peter/ apocrapha text/ fragments regarding aborted babies

In the Apocalypse of Peter it tells us in the Fragments \that there is a special place for babies who die at birth. It tells us also here that there is a special punishment for those men who acted like woman. I would wonder also woman who act as men. From the fragments we get that aborted babies possibly are referred to here. It doesnt state abortion but a baby born dead premature in its birth is what an aborted baby is. This tells us these children have souls. It is the murder of a life to abort a baby. There is even a special place for these babies born from adultery. I would like to believe that also these even born from rapes and other unholy sins and offenses would also be justly rewarded some place in life eternal since they did not even have a chance to live and serve God while living on earth.

THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER




1 . . . . many of them will be false prophets, and will teach divers ways and doctrines of perdition: but these will become sons of perdition. 3. And then God will come unto my faithful ones who hunger and thirst and are afflicted and purify their souls in this life; and he will judge the sons of lawlessness.



4. And furthermore the Lord said: Let us go into the mountain: Let us pray.. And going with him, we, the twelve disciples, begged that he would show us one of our brethren, the righteous who are gone forth out of the world, in order that we might see of what manner of form they are, and having taken courage, might also encourage the men who hear us.



6. And as we prayed, suddenly there appeared two men standing before the Lord towards the East, on whom we were not able to look; 7, for there came forth from their countenance a ray as of the sun, and their raiment was shining, such as eye of man never saw; for no mouth is able to express or heart to conceive the glory with which they were endued, and the beauty of their appearance. 8. And as we looked upon them, we were astounded; for their bodies were whiter than any snow and ruddier than any rose; 9, and the red thereof was mingled with the white, and I am utterly unable to express their beauty; 10, for their hair was curly and bright and seemly both on their face and shoulders, as it were a wreath woven of spikenard and divers-coloured flowers, or like a rainbow in the sky, such was their seemliness.



11. Seeing therefore their beauty we became astounded at them, since they appeared suddenly. 12. And I approached the Lord and said: Who are these? 13. He saith to me: These are your brethren the righteous, whose forms ye desired to see. 14. And I said to him: And where are all the righteous ones and what is the aeon in which they are and have this glory?



15. And the Lord showed me a very great country outside of this world, exceeding bright with light, and the air there lighted with the rays of the sun, and the earth itself blooming with unfading flowers and full of spices and plants, fair-flowering and incorruptible and bearing blessed fruit. 16. And so great was the perfume that it was borne thence even unto us. 17. And the dwellers in that place were clad in the raiment of shining angels and their raiment was like unto their country; and angels hovered about them there. 18. And the glory of the dwellers there was equal, and with one voice they sang praises alternately to the Lord God, rejoicing in that place. 19. The Lord saith to us: This is the place of your high-priests, the righteous men.



20. And over against that place I saw another, squalid, and it was the place of punishment; and those who were punished there and the punishing angels had their raiment dark like the air of the place.



21. And there were certain there hanging by the tongue: and these were the blasphemers of the way of righteousness; and under them lay fire, burning and punishing them. 22. And there was a great lake, full of flaming mire, in which were certain men that pervert righteousness, and tormenting angels afflicted them.



23. And there were also others, women, hanged by their hair over that mire that bubbled up: and these were they who adorned themselves for adultery; and the men who mingled with them in the defilement of adultery, were hanging by the feet and their heads in that mire. And I said: I did not believe that I should come into this place.



24. And I saw the murderers and those who conspired with them, cast into a certain strait place, full of evil snakes, and smitten by those beasts, and thus turning to and fro in that punishment; and worms, as it were clouds of darkness, afflicted them. And the souls of the murdered stood and looked upon the punishment of those murderers and said: O God, thy judgment is just.



25. And near that place I saw another strait place into which the gore and the filth of those who were being punished ran down and became there as it were a lake: and there sat women having the gore up to their necks, and over against them sat many children who were born to them out of due time, crying; and there came forth from them sparks of fire and smote the women in the eyes: and these were the accursed who conceived and caused abortion.



26. And other men and women were burning up to the middle and were cast into a dark place and were beaten by evil spirits, and their inwards were eaten by restless worms: and these were they who persecuted the righteous and delivered them up.



27. And near those there were again women and men gnawing their own lips, and being punished and receiving a red-hot iron in their eyes: and these were they who blasphemed and slandered the way of righteousness.



28. And over against these again other men and women gnawing their tongues and having flaming fire in their mouths: and these were the false witnesses.



29. And in a certain other place there were pebbles sharper than swords or any spit, red-hot, and women and men in tattered and filthy raiment rolled about on them in punishment: and these were the rich who trusted in their riches and had no pity for orphans and widows, and despised the commandment of God.



30. And in another great lake, full of pitch and blood and mire bubbling up, there stood men and women up to their knees: and these were the usurers and those who take interest on interest.



31. And other men and women were being hurled down from a great cliff and reached the bottom, and again were driven by those who were set over them to climb up upon the cliff, and thence were hurled down again, and had no rest from this punishment: and these were they who defiled their bodies acting as women; and the women who were with them were those who lay with one another as a man with a woman.



32. And alongside of that cliff there was a place full of much fire, and there stood men who with their own hands had made for themselves carven images instead of God. And alongside of these were other men and women, having rods and striking each other and never ceasing from such punishment.



33. And others again near them, women and men, burning and turning themselves and roasting: and these were they that leaving the way of God



FRAGMENTS OF THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER.



1. CLEMENS ALEXANDRINUS, Eclog. 48. For instance, Peter in the Apocalypse says that the children who are born out of due time shall be of the better part: and that these are delivered over to a care-taking angel that they may attain a share of knowledge and gain the better abode [after suffering what they would have suffered if they had been in the body: but the others shall merely obtain salvation as injured beings to whom mercy is shown, and remain without punishment, receiving this as a reward].*



2. CLEM. ALEX. Eclog. 49. But the milk of the women running down from their breasts and congealing shall engender small flesh eating beasts: and these run up upon them and devour them.



3. MACARIUS MAGNES, Apocritica iv., 6 cf. 16. The earth, it (sc. the Apoc. of Peter) says, "shall present all men before God at the day of judgment, being itself also to be judged, with the heaven also which encompasses it."



4. CLEM. ALEX. Eclog. 41. The scripture says that infants that have been exposed are delivered to a care-taking angel, by whom they are educated and so grow up, and they will be, it says, as the faithful of a hundred years old are here.



5. METHODIUS, Conviv. ii., 6. Whence also we have received in divinely-inspired scriptures that untimely births are delivered to care-taking angels, even if they are the offspring of adultery.

Friday, January 8, 2010

'A few words on Peter and the Papacy

I was not raised a catholic. As a child I attended church with neighbor kids each sunday. My first catholic communion was at age 8 or 9 I am not even certain the exact age. My neighbor who was a catholic invited me to church. He told me how to put my finger in the holy water and make a sign of the cross as we walked in to the cathedral. He explained the service to me as we recited the apostles creed I remember being just a fraction of a second off repeating what others say around me. When communion time came he told me to just walk up to the priest and stick my tongue out and say Amen when he stuck the eucharist in my mouth. I was in the spirit the whole service . It wasnt the first time I had been in the spirit that I recall but it was the first time I had ever experienced the Lord in the manner which he gave me confidence and assurance that day that I was his child and known by him. It was all so quick and mysterious the moment I put my finger in the holy water at the door and made the cross sign I was embraced by God and in the spirit the rest of the service. I felt this overwhelming cleansing sensation in my heart and mind and a tremendous emotional cleansing and strengthened. My worries just vanished and I couldnt even really fathom how I could even understand the service. I had always attended nazerene services or church of God sunday schools. Yet never had God seemed so close and it was the first time I really understood it was the Lord who strengthens me and cleanses my heart. I contined on in my life discontinuing to fellowship with protestant or attend sunday schools. I kept a st jude pendant and made the cross sign in silent prayer for several years but never even worded prayer . I was mindfull of the Lord and new I was to serve him but didnt have a catholic family and did not want to be protestant. At age 22 I finally converted.  I was told by the priest that he believed I already believe in Jesus and that I only needed to be confirmed catholic. So I only had to attend a few catachism classes . I read the catachism book after i was confirmed. I read it twice through. I actually was carrying it around as I travelled it got so burdensome because it was a heavy book to carry. I put it in the hotel room drawer and switched it with the gideons bible they had. The gideons was a lot lighter. I then replaced that with a catholic bible. I never had thought much of the Pope or papacy. I wasnt taught much more than the worship songs and the basic teachings of the church about tything and other simple teachings about being a member of a parish. When I left the parish It was almost like desolation in the cities. The once warm small town communion in a beautifull parish become a cold and desolate city with strange people in a huge cathedral full of people I did not know and lived in a large evil urban society.  The Lord began to teach me how great he are so I was not discouraged just not as settled and comfortable. I still had no real teachings about the papacy. My understanding about the church came straight from the bible and from whatever God taught me in the spirit. Each day the protestant church was less and less to me. I felt home free in that regards. I could not imagine wanting to be a protestant. Yet I missed the small community communion not having to think of the Pope or this Great empire of cathedrals. A few years ago I saw a hawaiin gardens for sale near hollywood california. It was selling for 800,000 dollars. I was fascinated by this garden being for sale. I thought wow I could actually buy a hawaiin garden. People dream alot in hollywood but I felt like this garden was just about within my reach . Almost like reaching out my hand to grab it but it was just a fingertip away. I got this idea to start a worship garden. Hollywood being such a tourist area I was certain it would be a full time ministry I could do to serve the Lord. I planned and planned. I racked my brains on fund raising and investors. I ran into this small details. I hadnt been ordained and didnt know any of the local clergy. Thats when I started to question the authority of the Papacy. Not its authority over doctrine but over what we could as ministry and having to be taught in a seminary or wait for an approval of someone not God. I planned and planned. I read the bible all the way through the next year and my thoughts were changing. I could no longer think of only a worship Garden my thoughts were consumed with the whole gospel and I began to hate the city. I realised I could no longer be a hustler in the city or an undercover detective bumbling around in the evils of society. I needed to live more carefull and so I started looking at land for sale in Oregon to set up an organic farm. I recently applied for admissions to get a degree in flight technology. My grandfather owned a small airport and one small airplane . He was a flight instructor. He had medical problems and couldnt fly anymore by the time I was born. I lived on an airforce base for 2 1/2 years and started to look into flying. It was expensive so I was discouraged. Recently it dawned on me I could get grants and loans and get a degree . Living on a sustainable homestead and flying for living became the perfect solution to culture. Yet the ministry I had planned was seeming less to me. I decided to study more about the papacy and spent many hours thinking about it. I reasoned this that I would share. Rome in those times was a free society. The book of macabees tells us a bit about the wars of Rome and Greece against Gods people before christ.  Paul and Peter were Roman citizens but born jews. In order for the gospel to be spread the apostle Paul needed to be free that is why God chose him along with the fact that he was fullfilling the prophecy of Benjamin. The church needed to be headed in Rome because of political reasons . Peter being a Roman citizen could freely organize the church and maintain a free citizenship. Peter had actually denied christ three times and was rebuked by Paul for living like a jew. He wasnt the Rock christ is. However The authority of the church is different then the world. It is to edify and uplift not Lord dominion and dictate. So to build up Peter's confidence and uplift the Lord made him a rock to build upon. Our strength is our weakness's. Peter's weakness was his loyalty and his confidence in his conversion. Rome such a harlot it is condemned in the bible. So to establish authority in Rome and head operations there where the harlot lived was like dropping a bomb on the harlotry of Rome. The highest office of the Holy Church was built right in the same place as the highest office of whoredoms. The spiritual battle had begun. Yet as the church was evangelizing Rome was enslaving nations and establishing its evil authority. The Lord new what was to come. One after another because of his holy church the Roman Empire was defeated by the nations it had conquered. New free societies were established of which the church had complete dominion. Unlike Rome where the whoredoms still rocked the world. The papacy began to be different to society. Where once no societies existed there were great nations of free societies. Finally a world war rocked the world. The final outcome was still greater freedom and actuall alliance against The once great Rome and any other oppressor. The Papacy become the only authority left. Its unholy neighbor was dethroned and the Roman principality was changed. Still in secret corridors the evils of the roman cultures had grafted its design in many cultures and the whoredoms of rome thrive today as their original fashioner had designed. Today The church of Rome seems like a great empirical threat to freedom where at one time it was the assurance of it. The many free societies some very great in power make it seem not as thesable that there was such a holy office that resided over us all. Yet with out a doubt it was the Lords will to serve as a strength to our faith not a weakness. How much weaker would it have been to establish the office in a third world country. There wasnt much of a europe back then and I am sure the vikings would of had a hay day. I do have other thoughts about it I will not share at this time because they are my own secrets. But definately it is a security to us however in modern times there needs to be an assurance that the protestant evils and the plots of the wealthy and rivaling nations will not hinder the furtherance of the gospel or give place to the anti christ and his followers.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jewish evangelism

 All around  the world   is  Jewish   followers  who  were  never  decendants of the tribes of israel.    When Christ died and rose again he dissolved the old covenant the Jews had with our God. Their denial of christ while he was here on earth and after he ascended brought Gods wrath and indignation upon them. They didnt understand what they were really doing was disobeying God by disobeying his son and even to the point of murdering him on the cross. When Rome decided to destroy israel God did not help Israel as he had in the past. You can read in Macabees the several on going battles and wars Israel had with Rome and Greece. The many persecutions the Jews suffered. Now the hebrew Roman Paul and Peter were free citizens of Rome and they were building the church which was not Jewish to the Romans. The Romans set many Jews into exile and yet many Romans were converting to christ. The gospels truth was being spread across the civilized world and even savages living in the wilderness were becoming Gods children.  The Jews were doing everything they could to disprove Jesus Christ was the messiah. They were devising doctrines and starting new cult religions disguised as christs faith.     They even did as much as evangelize thier own jewish faith to decieve the many elect or masses.
    
  This Jewish evangelism seems to me to be to lead people away from christianity making it seem like the christians are only jews who believe in a messiah that hasnt come yet. The christian faith we believe in welcomes all and the Jews were not as well recieved by the world they were now scattered abroad and had to adapt to. They resorted to welcoming others to their faith and even evangelizing to some degree to please the masses and prove they are teaching no less of covenant with our Lord. The many years has never really given Jewish religion an innocent cause just a greater disguise to the world.  In modern times the Jews along with many cults started by Jews and groups such as freemasons and other secular advesary have devised every means to lead people away from the Gospels truth and the true salvation of the covenant with our Lord.  To make it appear like the church is just as jews believed in the same times as christ. Many jews exist today and yet so few are really the decendants of the tribes of Israel. There was no covenant the remaining tribes of israel had after christ dissolved the old and brought new life to all those who would believe  he is the truth, the life , and the way.
      The deception of the secular jews of today is this. The Lord Jesus Christ came to fulfill the prophecies of jewish prophets. Each one of the 12 patriarchs and their decendants were Gods people . They were the Holy children of God. The power of God protected them and preserved them . When christ came those Patriarchs were divine leaders of Gods kingdom. They received a Blessing that God reserved for only his faithfull servants. We can receive the same blessing by recieving those prophets as much as we do the gospels truth. Not making us jews like modern jews but Gods Holy children such as the family of God is in the spirit. We are baptised into the same faith as elijah and Abraham not as his decendants but as a greater Blessing then being the carnal decendants of flesh even flesh that had been of the blood of Abraham . We are born of the blood of christ . The same spirit that concieved Jesus in mary's womb has given us a birth atoned by christ himself. Not AAron not Melchizedek, not the Levites but the Son of God. Jews converting people and teaching them it is possible to know God and not believe in Jesus teach their is another birth other than christ that a man can be Known by God. It's not even the catholic priests or Pope that a man can know God. Its Jesus Christ. However there is mysteries to his faith that include the Pope and priests. As for instance the keys to the kingdom of heaven and confession. Definately because of Jesus Christs covenant we have a greater mediator than a priest of this world and it is that Jesus mediates that the church fathers do bless us with confessional services. There are many mysteries to Christs faith. The gospels are only a few words to explain what is most important to understand. The kingdom of heaven is more than just a spate of human words can describe or educate about. Life in the spirit is very Great to live. The moment of our life here barely will reflect the many moments of eternity and many blessings bestowed upon us for having faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.
      The many blessings of Gods kingdom though are not for the jews who do not believe in Jesus. Even though the jewish religion is studying doctrine about our God. They have no way for those words to be taught them by the Holy Spirit that it would really be written in their hearts. Their many prayers have no high priest to intercede for them. Their many ceremonies have no high priest to anoint and bless. They have not the kingdom of heaven in them. That is yet another deception. By teaching thier jewish religion to gentiles they teach there is a way for a person to be a citizen of Gods kingdom without having confessed thier faith in Jesus Christ. So much of modern times reflects the falsehoods of  these heretic and hypocrite who are really civilian to heaven and not heavens saints or soldiers. We as the church are not civilian to the Kingdom of heaven we are all one in the spiritual wars. We all have an anointing from God to be his free children. We are his servants the jews are not nor is the world. Such as a soldier is not civilian to its governement we are not civilian to God. Yet no government is Gods kingdom nor any nation. So the army, navy , airforce , marines, coastguard these are not organizations that give grace to become Gods servant. Only faith in Jesus Christ can bring reward of the keys of Gods kingdom. God will tell many to go away saying "Go away I never knew you". Yet they claimed to be serving the Lord and to do things in his name. One of the ways these kinds of people are decieved is that there is a way to serve God other than having faith in Jesus Christ.  Not one charity , not one government job, not anything man does serves the Lord unless that person did it by faith in Jesus Christ.
       Much like a kingdom of medieval and even some modern kingdoms there are servants to the king or kings. The kings servants are his court and the rest of the people are civilians. The blood line of the kings and their courts are nobile blood lines that inherit the kingdom. The civilians do not inherit it and are only civilians outside of the castles that have dominion over the rest of the kingdom. The jews were under a covenant were they were Gods people by inherited blood lines. The blood of those chosen who had faith in God and sins of their blood atoned. The atonement of thier bloodlines was not an eternal atonement and their inherited covenant past away. The blood of christ made atonement eternally and the body and blood of christ is how we inherited the kingdom of heaven. Much like a kings decendants born of his blood inherit his kingdom. The blood of christ is how we become Gods children. He intercedes to the father and his atonement for sins cleanses us from the unrighteous bloodline. However there is no cure all for the sins of the flesh. Our children do not inherit christs kingdom because we have faith. They also must have faith and be born of christ blood himself not ours. So we to can recieve crowns of life for enduring and living righteous lifes. There is not one king on earth who's blood can atone the sins of his people or his children. Not one king who's kingdom is the kingdom of heaven or who has authority to grant pardons for sin the same as christ did for us. The king Bishops of medieval times would of had some kind of interceding power to forgive confessors yet only because of the Blood of christ not the blood of the king Bishop. A catholic is not born a catholic just because his or her parents are catholic. We are all concieved in sin no one is better that way. So its not the flesh of a catholic that they are citizens to heaven its only thier spirit. The life of thier blood is not eternal the life of thier spirit is. So their bloodlines will not be eternally begotton unless they to are born of the body and blood of christ. There is no nobile blood to the Lord who created all life accept his blood. There is no bloodline not even David's bloodline will inherit Gods kingdom accept that they are born of the body and blood of JESUS CHRIST. No kings cause no rulers cause, no rich mans cause is righteous or nobile accept christs cause. Not one is better because of their blood then anyone who confesses christ. All things were created through christ his dominion is allmighty and powerfull. The transgressions of even the nobilist of bloodlines are like filthy rags to the pure blood of christ. Not even the levites bloodlines can atone sin not even the highest of the kingdoms of jews can be citizens to heaven accept that they confess the Lord Jesus Christ . Yet that makes them no better than any human because the gospel of the Lord is his truth that the redemption of all mankind is not about a kingdom here on earth such as jews would establish or even any established by catholic or christian. It is about niethers bloodlines it is about those who the blood of christ has given eternal life to and atoned forever.    

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Turn the other cheek

I wanted to share a few words about the scirpture that tells us to turn the other cheek. I know most people  wether they believe in Jesus or not have heard this scripture.  Often when regarding our own defense against someones attack or persecution we refer to this scripture. Even regarding national security some people will bring up this scripture.
     Here is my understanding of this scripture. The act of striking someone on the cheek is more of an insulting blow than a damaging one. It damages the ego more than the body. So turning the other cheek does not endanger you're life or subject you necessarily to bodily injury you cannot endure. However an actual blow to the face could render serious injury. Jesus is not disregarding our security with this scripture nor telling us to not fight our persecutors when they render serious threats of bodily injury. Just to not use violence to stop an insulting blow. Now of days a good self defense class can teach someone to see a strike on the cheek coming before it happens and teach a way to slap the hand away before it strikes or step aside or backwards to avoid it. So those skills are handy. We are instructed by this scripture to be tolerant and very forgiving not to be quick to quarrel and use violence just to defend our pride or dignity. However any  real blow or threat it doesnt tell us to not defend ourselves against. Because of Jesus the mighty were to humble themselves to the weak. The rich to the poor. The wise to fools. Not every one has might. Might isnt much of an equal measure in each human. The Lord has a great Love for everyone and his Power is beyond what a fist can form. How tolerant we are of insults and blows against our pride and dignity reflects his Great cause and shows our trust in his Power to deliver us from any evil. The Lords ways are mysterious. However when it comes to defending our lives and loved ones or our nation the Lord is mighty and will train us himself to war and to fight as his people. Like David's Psalms tell us of God training him to war and fight.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Love of money / beauty of woman

     In the testament of the 12 patriarchs it is written in the testament of Judah that the Love of money and the beauty of woman were the two evils Judah predicted would destroy his race. They are the two greatest evils according to Judah. King David was born of the tribe of Judah. I am not going to mark out the historical events of the bible confirming this prophecy but it is the words of a prophet who's decendants were the Great Kings of the Lord not excluding Jesus Christ himself. Was it the love of money and the beauty of woman that the jews really crucified Jesus?. His temple was destroyed such as judah prophesied his race would be destroyed however Jesus came to fulfill his prophecy along with all of the prophets prophecies. We know that it was the beauty of woman that even the angels fell and were jealous. We know this from the book of Enoch. King Solomon of the tribe of Judah fell because of the beauty of woman seducing his heart away from the Lord. He was of Judah's race.  Jesus came to set us all free from these evils. The love of money and the beauty of woman.

      In fact not just Judah's race but all races of humanity suffer the destruction the Love of money and beauty of woman can cause. Germany's love of money and power caused them to follow Hitler. The  Love of money is what most of modern culture is about and the beauty of woman. every t.v. channel ,every magazine, every radio station. The war in the middle east today isnt it about the love of money and the beauty of woman. Wasn't Bin Laden a dope dealer millionaire who dealt heroin and had many wives?. Wasn't the Bush family a wealthy family who loved money who had greedy intentions while warring against a different society. The middle eastern cultures are being destroyed because of the Love of Money and the Beauty of Woman. Think of all the Arabs and their harams and oil fields. Who do they destroy because of their love for money and the beauty of woman?. In all the nations the work of every man is handed over to the Love of Money and the beauty of woman in the end. Thus destroying the good work of men. Crippling economies for the greed of a few men and woman. Every thing made is labeled and the Love of Money and Beauty of Woman are what profits. The beauty of woman lures the masses into paying high mark up prices for each product of the under paid and over worked men and woman who work hard each day. There is no family structure now because the culture is so corporate that family has no place. There is a market for molestation and porn is the number one entertainment industry. Each movie on t.v. has something to do with the Love of money and the beauty of woman. The musicians are lauded as the use the Love of money and the beauty of woman to entertain and seduce the masses into following them to destruction. Rock and rollers even sing about destruction and the beauty of woman and are rich from it. The two great evils spoke of by Judah are alive today as he said the two greatest evils. We are in an eviler time were those two evils are even greater and consume our thoughts as we are bombarded in the markets and encompassed by the minions of their evil pursuits.
     Our fore fathers of America were not immune to these evils. Thomas Jefferson had 23 illigitimate children. definately not a heroic example of the gospels glory. His love for money along with men like George Washington and other early plantation owners are why our country was given over to slavery . The president John Kennedy was another example of the Love of money and beauty of woman. His parading around showing off to woman like Marilyn Monroe and whoever else might admire him is why he was not where he was supposed to be and unprotected for just long enought to be shot. The whole kennedy families legacy was full of evils from the Love of Money and beauty of woman . Including a modern affair with MaDonna the known seductress. 
      Bill Clinton was another president who had a falling out because of the beauty of woman and he was a leader of an era full of the Love of money. The African American race is suffering greatly because of the Love of Money and Beauty of Woman. The U.S. is overwhelmed by gangs killing each other over money and prostitution. The hip hop gangsters sing of their Love for money and prostitutes while the nation turns into a hip hop rivalry of moral destrution. The youth are killing each other over it. The fancy cars and prostitutes of the pimps. This renders the minority into complete ruin and smeared by their own race so they can Glory in the money their greedy lust. 
       Diseases rock the world from fornication and the forests of africa where destroyed. There is not one race uneffected by these evils. Here is the scripture from the testament of Judah which I was reffering to.


Testament of Judah------------------------------------------------------------------





CHAP. III.

He counsels against wine and lust as twin evils. "For he who is drunken reverenceth no man." (Verse 13).



AND now I command you, my children, hearken to Judah your father, and keep my sayings to perform all the ordinances of the Lord, and to obey the commands of God.



2 And walk not after your lusts, nor in the imaginations of your thoughts in haughtiness of heart; and glory not in the deeds and strength of your youth, for this also is evil in the eyes of the Lord.



3 Since I also gloried that in wars no comely woman's face ever enticed me, and reproved Reuben my brother concerning Bilhah, the wife of my father, the spirits of jealousy and of fornication arrayed themselves against me, until I lay with Bathshua the Canaanite, and Tamar, who was espoused to my sons.



4 For I said to my father-in-law: I will take counsel with my father, and so will I take thy daughter.



5 And he was unwilling but he showed me a boundless store of gold in his daughter's behalf; for be was a king.



6 And he adorned her with gold and pearls, and caused her to pour out wine for us at the feast with the beauty of women.



7 And the wine turned aside my eyes, and pleasure blinded my heart.



8 And I became enamoured of and I lay with her, and transgressed the commandment of the Lord and the commandment of my fathers, and I took her to wife.



9 And the Lord rewarded me according to the imagination of my heart, inasmuch as I had no joy in her children.



10 And now, my children, I say unto you, be not drunk with wine; for wine turneth the mind away from, the truth, and inspires the passion of lust, and leadeth the eyes into error.



11 For the spirit of fornication hath wine as a minister to give pleasure to the mind; for these two also take away the mind of man.



12 For if a man drink wine to drunkenness, it disturbeth the mind with filthy thoughts leading to fornication, and heateth the body to carnal union; and if the occasion of the lust be present, he worketh the sin, and is not ashamed.



13 Such is the inebriated man, my children; for he who is drunken reverenceth no man.



14 For, lo, it made me also to err, so that I was not ashamed of the multitude in the city, in that before the eyes of all I turned aside unto Tamar, and I wrought a great sin, and I uncovered the covering of my sons' shame.



15 After I had drunk wine I





reverenced not the commandment of God, and I took a woman of Canaan to wife.



16 For much discretion needeth the man who drinketh wine, my children; and herein is discretion in drinking wine, a man may drink so long as he preserveth modesty.



17 But if he go beyond this limit the spirit of deceit attacketh his mind, and it maketh the drunkard to talk filthily, and to transgress and not to be ashamed, but even to glory in his shame, and to account himself honourable.



18 He that committeth fornication is not aware when he suffers loss, and is not ashamed when put to dishonour.



19 For even though a man be a king and commit fornication, he is stripped of his kingship by becoming the slave of fornication, as I myself also suffered.



20 For I gave my staff, that is, the stay of my tribe; and my girdle, that is, my power; and my diadem, that is, the glory of my kingdom.



21 And indeed I repented of these things; wine and flesh I eat not until my old age, nor did I behold any joy.



22 And the angel of God showed me that for ever do women bear rule over king and beggar alike.



23 And from the king they take away his glory, and from the valiant man his might, and from the beggar even that little which is the stay of his poverty.



24 Observe, therefore, my children, the right limit in wine; for there are in it four evil spirits--of lust, of hot desire, of profligacy, of filthy lucre.



25 If ye drink wine in gladness, be ye modest in the fear of God.



26 For if in your gladness the fear of God departeth, then drunkenness ariseth and shamelessness stealeth in.



27 But if ye would live soberly do not touch wine at all, lest ye sin in words of outrage, and in fightings and slanders, and transgressions of the commandments of God, and ye perish before your time.



28 Moreover, wine revealeth the mysteries of God and men, even as I also revealed the commandments of God and the mysteries of Jacob my father to the Canaanitish woman Bathshua, which God bade me not to reveal.




29 And wine is a cause both of war and confusion.



30 And now, I command you, my children, not to love money, nor to gaze upon the beauty of women; because for the sake of money and beauty I was led astray to Bathshua the Canaanite.






31 For I know that because of these two things shall my race fall into wickedness.




32 For even wise men among my sons shall they mar, and shall cause the kingdom of Judah to be diminished, which the Lord gave me because of my obedience to my father.



33 For I never caused grief to Jacob, my father; for all things whatsoever he commanded I did.



34 And Isaac, the father of my father, blessed me to be king in Israel, and Jacob further blessed me in like manner.



35 And I know that from me shall the kingdom be established.



36 And I know what evils ye will do in the last days.



37 Beware, therefore, my children, of fornication, and the love of money, and hearken to Judah your father.






38 For these things withdraw au from the law of God, and blind the inclination of the soul, and teach arrogance, and suffer not a man to have compassion upon his neighbour.






39 They rob his soul of all







goodness, and oppress him with toils and troubles, and drive away sleep from him, and devour his flesh.






40 And he hindereth the sacrifices of God; and he remembereth not the blessing of God, he hearkeneth not to a prophet when he speaketh, and resenteth the words of godliness.






41 For he is a slave to two contrary passions, and cannot obey God, because they have blinded his soul, and he walketh in the day as in the night.






42 My children, the love of money leadeth to idolatry; because, when led astray through money, men name as gods those who are not gods, and it causeth him who hath it to fall into madness.






43 For the sake of money I lost my children, and had not my repentance, and my humiliation, and the prayers of my father been accepted, I should have died childless.






44 But the God of my fathers had mercy on me, because I did it in ignorance.






45 And the prince of deceit blinded me, and I sinned as a man and as flesh, being corrupted through sins; and I learnt my own weakness while thinking myself invincible.






46 Know, therefore, my children, that two spirits wait upon man-the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.






47 And in the midst is the spirit of understanding of the mind, to which it belongeth to turn whithersoever it will.






And the works of truth and the works of deceit are written upon the hearts of men, and each one of them the Lord knoweth.






49 And there is no time at which the works of men can be hid; for on the heart itself have they been written down before the Lord.






50 And the spirit of truth testifieth all things, and accuseth all; and the sinner is burnt up by his own heart, and cannot raise his face to the judge