(#99) 25 June 2015, Vol.2, No.14> ‘STUPIDITY’ AMONG ‘CHRISTIANS’!
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2
‘STUPIDITY’ AMONG ‘CHRISTIANS’!
Currently within Pocahontas County there are approximately 50 – 55 ‘churches’ of various sizes & doctrines catering to approximately 8400 citizens. Of this number perhaps less then five (5) have a membership & weekly attendance of 75 – 110 or thereabouts. Thus the vast majority eek out an existence with an attendance of from 10 - 50 persons a week…or less. Do any of these ‘churches’ cooperate with one another? The answer is ‘Yes’ but for very limited purposes that includes social issues and NOT religious issues or purposes! So goes the reality regardless of the myths in between!
Now ironically enough, the Roman Catholic Church has historically proclaimed itself the ONE TRUE CHURCH since the Council of Trent when theologians literally spent days arguing over just how many ‘angels’ could ‘dance on the head of a pin’! No specific number was ever reached or agreed upon – but at least the issue was debated heated or otherwise. And since the word ‘angel’ is #4397 in Strong’s Concordance for the Old Testament in Hebrew as “mal’ak” = to dispatch as a deputy, a messenger, also a prophet, priest or teacher, ambassador, king, etc.; and in the New Testament Greek, it’s #32 in Strong’s Concordance as ‘aggĕlŏs’ = to bring tidings, a messenger, a pastor, messenger, etc. In neither the Old nor New Testament are ‘messengers’ described as having ‘wings’ for flying around or for ‘special delivery’! In fact in the book of Numbers, Chapters 22 – 24, at Chapter 22, see Verses 27 – 35, even a donkey in her own right became a ‘messenger’, to wit:
“27. And the donkey saw the Messenger of YaHoVaH, and
she lay down under Balaam. And the anger of Balaam
glowed, and he struck the donkey with his staff.
28. And YaHoVaH opened the mouth of the donkey, and
she said to Balaam, ‘What have I done to you that you
have beaten me these three times?’
29. And Balaam said to the donkey, ‘Because you have insulted me. If only there was a sword in my hand now I would kill you.’
30. And the donkey said to Balaam, ‘Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? Was I ever known to do so to you?’ And he said, ‘No’.
31. And YaHoVaH opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the Messenger of YaHoVaH standing in the road with His sword drawn in His hand. And he bowed and fell on his face.
32. And the Messenger of YaHoVaH said to him, ‘Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out as an enemy because your way is contrary to Me.
33. And the donkey saw Me and turned aside before Me these three times. If she had not turned aside surely now I would have killed you and saved her alive.’
34. And Balaam said to the Messenger of YaHoVaH, ‘I have sinned (i.e. transgressed) for I did not know that You stood against me in the way. Now if evil (i.e., calamity) is in Your eyes, I will turn back by myself.’
35. And the Messenger of YaHoVaH said to Balaam, ‘Go with the men. But only the word that I speak to you, it you shall speak.’ And Balaam went with the leaders of Balak.” (The Hebraic Roots Bible translation).
This same analogy is repeated by the Apostle Peter in 2 Peter, Chapter 2, Verse 16 and specifically within the context of Verses 12 – 22, to wit:
“12. But these men, like the dumb beasts, which by
nature are for slaughter and destruction, speak
wickedly of the things that they do not
understand, and will utterly perish in their own
13. being about to receive the wages of unrighteousness, as they consider it a delightful thing to revel in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes among you, and sport themselves with their own pleasures feasting along with you in idleness,
14. having eyes full of adultery, and never ceasing from transgressions; seducing unsettled persons; having a heart being filled with covetousness; they are cursed children;
15. who have forsaken the straight path, and have gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
16. but who was rebuked for his own transgression, the dumb donkey speaking in a man’s voice held back the folly of the prophet.
17. These are springs without water, clouds being driven by a storm, for whom the blackness of darkness has been kept forever.
18. For while they speak astonishing words of vanity, they seduce, with obscene lusts of the flesh, then who have almost abandoned these, that walk in error,
19. while promising to them freedom, though themselves being slaves of corruption; for a man is overcome, by whatever it is that enslaves him.
20. For if, when they have escaped the pollutions of the world by the knowledge of our Master and Redeemer, YaHshua the Messiah, they become again entangled in the very same things and are overcome by them, their latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21. For it was better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than having recognized it to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
22. But the word of the true proverb has happened to them: ‘The dog returns to his vomit; also the sow that was washed, to wallowing in the mud.” (Proverbs 26:11) (The Hebraic Roots Bible Translation).
‘Christians’ who claim to represent ‘Christendom’ should really take stock in themselves and those around them – for IF THEY DID – THEN THEY WOULD FIND THEMSELVES WANTING…& then some! Since the Roman Catholic Church holds itself out to be the ONE TRUE CHRUCH, is it any wonder that Rome looks upon ‘Protestant Christians’ as heretics since on every hand throughout history since the so-called ‘PROTESTANT REFORMATION’ we see ‘Christians’ splitting away from each other and failing to work together pursuant to ‘EVERY WIND & DOCTRINE’! This is the GREAT STUPIDITY among Christians, especially ‘Protestant Christians’, and just another reason why the Blessings of Our Creator are being taken away from America in this day & age – and why the problems in America are mounting exponentially on a daily basis as the daily-news clearly portrays! As a people who have turned away from their mandated birthright – so too goes their Blessings in exchange for the Curses of their Disobedience – it’s simply a matter of ‘CAUSE & EFFECT’!
But here’s just two local examples:
(1) With all the so-called ‘Christians’ within this county allegedly holding ‘fellowship’ in 50+ churches – WHY is it that ‘Christians’ do NOT hold a majority of governmental positions or other positions of authority within the county in order to become THE SALT OF THE EARTH as proclaimed by Our Redeemer & the Apostles of the New Testament? Why is the MANDATE TO GOVERN NOT being followed by ‘Christians’ in this county? And why have ‘Christians’ voted for, tolerated, and recycled the same folks again & again to hold positions of governance in this county – knowing full well that far too many of them are members of a so-called & self-styled ‘secret society’ that meets in ‘lodges’ and who blend all pagan religions in the practice of their various ‘degrees’ the pretended priesthoods of Ancient Pagan Fertility Cults for the male members – and conversely chase after and bow to the Star called, Set, who Egyptian mythology claims killed ‘Osiris’ of the ‘all seeing eye’, in the ‘Star Meetings’ for women?
Even Masonic historian, Albert Pike in his commentary explained, "To find in the BLAZING STAR of five points an allusion to Divine Providence is fanciful; and to make it commemorative of the Star that is said to have guided the Magi, is to give it a meaning comparatively modern. Originally, it represented Sirius, or the Dog-star, the forerunner of the inundation of the Nile…." Pike confirmed the upside down ‘eastern star’ to be nothing more than an Egyptian idol as a symbol of Sirius. So when so-called ‘Christian’ women kneel before the altar of Set, do they really not know that in occultism, the inverted-star is also the inverted-pentagram of ‘Baphomet’, the ‘idol of Baalism’, and ‘goat of Mendes’ as the ‘god of lust’, that incorporates all the mythological nonsense contained within the ‘Doctrine of Devils & Demons’, as taught in the Talmudic-Kabala of ancient Babylon, which the Apostle Paul warned Timothy to AVOID!
[See ‘Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine & Ritual’, written by Éliphas Lévi (1896), p.225, as translated by A.E. Waite (1896), pp. 288-289; as well as Lévi’s ‘The Mysteries of Magic’ (1886), pp.74-75; and ‘Morals & Dogma’ (1871), p.734 by Albert Pike. Also card #15 of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot card deck; since Waite was also the translator of Lévi’s other occult books].
Lévi’s ‘The Mysteries of Magic’ Pike’s ‘Morals & Dogma’
There exists a force in Nature There is in nature one most
Known to the ancients… potent force…known to the
...the burning body of the Holy the igneous body of the Holy
Ghost, adored in the secret rites Spirit; adorned in the secret
of the Sabbath or the Temple rites of the Sabbat or the
under the symbolic figure of Temple…under the hierogly-
Baphomet, or of the androgyne phic figure of Baphomet or
Goat of Mendes. the hieroglyphic goat of
…this body of the Holy Ghost It is the body of the Holy
…the serpent devouring its Spirit…The Serpent devour-
own tail. ing his own tail.
Here’s the WARNING that the Apostle Paul wrote and told Timothy…See 1 Timothy, Chapter 4, Verses 1- 7, to wit:
“1. But the Spirit (i.e., of YHVH) expressly says that in the
latter times some will depart from the faith, following
deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
2. who with false appearance mislead and will speak lies in
hypocrisy, being seared in their own conscience,
3. forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods, which
YaHoVaH created for partaking with thanksgiving by
the believers and those knowing the truth.
4. Because all things created by YaHoVaH are good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving;
5. for it is sanctified through the Word of YaHoVaH and prayer.
6. Having suggested these things to the brethren, you will be a good minister of YaHshua Messiah, having been nourished by the Words of faith, and by the good doctrine which you have followed.
7. But refuse foolish and old-wives tales. And exercise yourself to righteousness.” (The Hebraic Roots Bible translation).
In verses 4 & 5 above, Paul is speaking about CLEAN FOODS as set forth in Leviticus, the 11th Chapter! Pork and other ‘unclean’ meats are NOT sanctified by the Word of YaHoVaH – thus eating such unclean-foods is done at your own risk, if you are a Caucasian, since Caucasians do NOT have the same enzymes to eat raw-fish as do Orientals, nor do Caucasians eat the innards of animals as do Afrikans, Caucasians eat the muscle-tissue and discard the innards, while Afrikans do the opposite.
(2) Controversy facing new Pocahontas Christian Academy (PCA) has devolved into a series of ‘WHO’ will be in charge, and for ‘WHAT’ purposes! And once again it’s the ‘ugly-christians’, who possess a little knowledge and are more disruptive than those who possess no knowledge at all, that are raising their respective heads in an effort to create conflict & discord instead of Common Sense and Unity! Of all the various multitude of ‘Christians’ who have expressed an interest in establishing a ‘Christian School’ & ‘System’ within this county, the most boisterous, self-serving & disruptive to date has been those professing to be ‘Brethren’ of the Anabaptist-tradition by insisting that only their ‘doctrines’ are incorporated therein!
What is ironic about this is that traditionally & historically the ‘Anabaptists’ have by & large been PACIFISTS, refusing to ‘go to war’ whenever ‘war’ is declared to be justified or not! Yet when it comes to fellow-Christians, these same folks GO TO WAR & then some! And what is even more egregious is that when & IF these same folks do not get their way – they are the first to pack their bags & leave! No wonder Reformer John Calvin in the defense of Geneva, when a Papal Military Force was trying to encircle the city, told one of his captains to put a group of ‘Waldensians’ to the sword for refusing to fight for their own defense after requesting the Protection of the Protestant Defenders of Geneva! Now here we are, a different day, but same ole-scheiss!
Yet the Apostle Paul faced this type of disruption in his ministry time and again as seen in the New Testament Book of Ephesians, Chapter 4, Verses 11 – 16, to wit:
“11. And indeed He has assigned some to be apostles; and
some prophets; and some evangelists; and some
shepherds and teachers;
12. for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Messiah,
13. until we all may come to unity of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of YaHoVaH, to the full-grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah,
14. so that we may no longer be children, being blown and carried about by every wind of false doctrine of men, who through their craftiness are very skillful in deceiving the people;
15. but speaking the truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, the Messiah,
16. it is through Him that the whole body is closely framed together and united at all joints, according to the gift that is imparted by measure to each member, for the guidance and control of the body; in order to complete the edifying of the body in love.”
From these facts it is easily understood that it is YaHshua Himself who has established the judicial order in the congregation by ordaining elders & leaders to serve the fellowship & keep order and proper doctrine in the congregation. And it is YaHoVaH who has given these ordained men the authority to render judgments in the congregation according to the Torah-Law! (Deut. 17:8-13). And while it is the elders’ job to make sure there is proper doctrine in the congregation – IT IS NOT THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO DECIDE DOCTRINE IN THE ASSEMBLY, AS THIS ONLY BRINGS ABOUT CONFUSION & HERESY!
BUT while this is applicable to any given ‘congregation’ of believers – in a Christian School System while there are many believers in YaHoVaH as Our Common Creator and in His only Begotten Son, YaHshua the Ever-Coming Redeemer – there are also many differences of opinion & doctrines! For example, those ‘Believers’ that believe in Baptismal-Immersion for adults only, as compared to Baptismal-‘Sprinkling’ for children while still infants; and those ‘Believers’ who foolishly believe that the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is the actual ‘holy words’ of and by themselves – failing to educate themselves that the KJV contains over 68,000 known translation & transliteration ERRORS including additionally over 5000 words used during the time that King James approved this translation yet whose words DO NOT have the same meaning now as then only 600 years ago!
This scenario however has boiled over as the formation of the PCA takes effect as a handful of persons insisted that THEIR PARTICULAR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BE INCLUDED IN THE ‘MISSION STATEMENT’! However, THANKFULLY, those folks have removed themselves from the PCA once it became crystal-clear that the PCA is being established as an ALL & NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM WITH A SIMPLE COMMON-SENSE CORE ‘DOCTRINE’!
Therefore, as a direct & proximate result, when it
comes to the new Pocahontas Christian Academy (PCA), the bottom-line to participate in Fellowship and send your children to this newest of Christian Schools –
is found in the New Testament Book of Romans,
Chapter 10, Verses 9 - 13, to wit:
“9. Because if you confess the Master YaHshua with
your mouth, and believe in your heart that
YaHoVaH raised Him from the dead, you will be
10. For the heart which believes in Him shall be declared righteous, and the mouth that confesses Him shall live.
11. For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone believing in Him will not be ashamed.’ (Isaiah 28:16)
12. For there is no difference both of the Judean (i.e., Judahite) and of a non-Judean, for the same Master YaHoVaH of all is rich toward all the ones calling on Him.
13. For everyone, ‘whoever may call on the name of YaHoVaH will be saved.” (Joel 2:32) (The Hebraic Roots Bible translation).
In the Old Testament the Hebrew word for ‘heart’ in Strong’s Concordance is #3820, ‘lêb’ = the feelings, the will & even the intellect, the center of anything, understanding & wisdom.
In the New Testament the Greek word for ‘heart’ in Strong’s Concordance is #2588, ‘kardia’ = heart, the thoughts or feelings (mind) = the middle, innermost feelings.
IN CONCLUSION > When it comes to the local politics of this county, many so-called ‘Christians’ run & hide rather than Vote and/or much less participate in anything of significance! They claim to be waiting until the Second Coming and the establishment of a new government, etc., etc., ad nauseam! Meanwhile our pagan-neighbors pretending to be the ‘Priests of Baal’ and the ‘Daughters of Isis’ gather together in a pagan ‘BLOCK VOTE’ that at one time was as high as 700 or so persons – now reduced to around 450 or thereabouts. That means that before the first Christian can vote for themselves or another Christian as a candidate they have to overcome 450 or so votes cast for a ‘pagan-candidate’ that’s either a ‘lodge-member’ or ‘star-meeting-member’! And when that’s taken into consideration, the ‘neo-pagans’ possess about 20% of the Voting Power of the county! So while the so-called ‘Christians’ sit on their collective ‘derrières’ and do not vote nor participate in community affairs – WHO DO THEY HAVE TO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES for the transgressions taking place…and know this: Judgment Day is Coming!
Meanwhile Christian parents currently have three choices in Pocahontas County for the education of their children: (1) use the free government schools; (2) home-school as long as the teacher has one grade more education than their student(s); or, (3) ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN IN THE NEW POCAHONTAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (PCA).
The current plan is to open the new PCA in the church complex of The Church of the Nazarene located in Frank, West Virginia. For further information, contact MONIQUE GRIMES at 1.304.456.3020.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The Hebraic Roots Bible is a translation restoring the Sacred Name of Our Creator, YaHoVaH, and His Only Begotten Son, YaHshua, and has the New Testament based on the original Aramaic Peshitta text, the very language that Our Savior spoke. The original New Testament was not written in Greek, but Aramaic. Thus this is a literal translation and is believed to be the closest translation to the original language that was written thousands of years ago - the Bible as it was! The Old Testament is from the original Hebrew manuscripts and the New Testament from the original Aramaic.]
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