Monday, 31 December 2018

The Chosen One.


Dune, Star Wars, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Long and Winding Road, Once there was a way, Monty Python, Rocket Man, Beauty and the Beast, It's No Game, Drugs, Mind Games, Trips, Hotel California, and many more.....

These examples of The Chosen One Goes Wrong have created suffering and damnation for innocents.

Invariably the predicted savior does something wrong and becomes an agent of evil.

And make no mistake this was done quite deliberately by rock stars, novelists, and movie directors.

It is the work of Satanists in the arts.

And it has caused untold damage and suffering.

But it is inevitable that we will make mistakes in our spiritual quest.

If we persevere through study and prayer we will find our goal.

And overcome this sabotage.

God forgives us.

His Mercy is sure.

His Love is steadfast.

And His Life is everlasting.


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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Healing.


The Hippie Generation were betrayed by their rock stars into a life of drugs and degradation.

They are damaged.

But rather than blaming them we should be praying for their healing.

Because it was not their fault.

It was the fault of the rock legends who betrayed them.

The Hippies are the victims of Satanism in rock music.

It was a set-up from the beginning.

We were told to take drugs and practise Yoga.

Which is a transgression of Eastern religious teachings.

So beware of anyone who tells you to take drugs to achieve enlightenment.

They are most likely Satanists.

And pray for those who have been damaged by drugs and evil to be protected and return to health.


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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Consolation.


Many scriptures and hymns talk about victory, conquest, and glory.

This is to try to win.

It is the way of the world to win.

And many commentaries paint the Resurrection as a victory over death and evil.

As if somehow Jesus won.

But Jesus did not win in a worldly sense.

He did not live and reign on Earth.

And scriptures that claim victory and reign are misguided.

They are thinking in a worldly way.

God's final act of love for His prophet was a consolation.

He could not change the world and establish the Kingdom that He dreamed of.

But God is faithful.

He raised him from the dead to Heaven.

And what they saw was not glory but Light.

So on Earth we should not seek to win, we should only seek to love and to help.

This is the way of God.

Our reward will be the consolation prize.

But the consolation prize is greater than any empty prize on Earth.

It is the gift of life in Heaven.
 

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Friday, 28 December 2018

Krishna.


As the Indian god of light Krishna has also been said to be born at the Winter Solstice.

This is when the sun is at its most distant from the northern hemisphere and (after three days stationary) begins to return towards the north.

This date is known as The Birth of the Sun.

And it is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus because this is when the light was born into the world.

So all cultures share in the Light.

And celebrate its birth.


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Sunday, 23 December 2018

God's Love.


Although we may not be aware of it God loves us.

He is waiting for us.

He listens to our prayers.

And He knows what is best for us.

God may not respond in the way we expect.

There are things of which we are unaware.

Things that need time to change.

But God will always listen.

And He will always respond.

So love God and love your neighbor.

Then you may know the Love of God.


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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Poison.


Rock music is poison.

Negative suggestion saturates their lyrics and images.

"But a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."

They lie and they deceive.

They are whited sepulchres.

Discard their curses.

Turn away from their untruths.

Return to God.

And be reconciled through Love.


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Friday, 21 December 2018

Evil.

                                  (Note that the roles are backwards.)

Not only have we lost the positives of religion from our society but they have been replaced by evil.

Evil forces in our popular culture have infiltrated our consciousness with negative suggestions.

We have become wicked.

We have become bad.

We have become rogues.

We have become despicable.

We have become filthy.

We have become sinners.

We have become monsters.

We have become animals.

We have become beasts.

We have become pigs.

All these things have entered our minds through rock music and entertainment.

And it is no accident.

Satanists hiding in our popular culture have deliberately perverted our sense of self for their evil purposes.

So be aware of what you are consuming.

It may not be as harmless as you think.


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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Perceptions.


The mass-media deals in perceptions.

It has no regard for the truth.

And it has no regard for persons.

Since the 1980s when Ronald Reagan began his counter-revolutionary campaign we have been living in a lie.

The perception that the Hippies and Baby-Boomers were in some way evil because of their liberal philosophy and their left-wing politics is a lie.

This lie was endorsed by Generation X because of their fear that left-wing ideals were not economically viable and they wanted money.

And right-wing Fundamentalist Christian organizations endorsed Reagan's vision and conspired with corporate leaders and Generation X to bring about the downfall of the left-leaning, liberal Hippies.

Standover tactics and psychic and spiritual violence saw the Baby-Boomers reconstructed as pragmatic realists.

But the right-wing vision of God is a lie.

God is not a vindictive judge and moral wowser.

God is our loving Father.

And Jesus is a prophet of love and the Prince of Peace.

The truth is much closer to the Hippies' original vision of the world.

Peace and love and the redistribution of wealth is the true manifesto of Jesus and of God.

The revolutionary forgiveness of Jesus and the radical love of God are closer to the Reality.

The conspiracy of the black shirts is an evil plot.

So be aware that the corporate-owned media manipulate our perceptions.

And they control us with fear and violence.

Look for the truth.

And have the courage of your convictions.


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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Warm and Fuzzy.


Many Christians ridicule love as just a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Action, they say, is what is required.

But few Christians put their faith into action.

If they did the world would be a different place.

But I say better warm and fuzzy than cold and hard.


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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The Satanic Verses.


The Old Testament contains many violent and threatening passages.

My thesis is that these verses have been tacked on to visions of God by terrified mortals who were unable to conceive of a God without vengeance.

They succumbed to the temptation to add violence to their visions of God.

And therefore I call them Satanic Verses.

An example of this in the New Testament is The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. 

In Matthew there is a terrifying threat attached to the end of the story which is totally absent from the story in Luke.

But the worst example of this must be The Book of Revelation.

The violence and revenge imagined by John of Patmos results from his reaction to the persecution of the Churches.

He could not imagine a God who would reward those who were suffering and not take vengeance on the wicked.

But there is no evidence that God behaves this way at all.

God rewards the faithful who have suffered in His Name but He does not destroy the  wicked.

The wicked He forgives and redeems because their actions are inspired by fear.

So the violent and threatening passages in the Bible should be ignored.

They are the result of ignorance and fear.

They result from the temptations of tyranny and revenge.

They are Satanic Verses.


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Monday, 17 December 2018

Sex-Phobia.


Why do so many religious people have a phobia about sex?

It would seem that feelings of fear and guilt about sex became associated with concepts of the goodness and purity of God.

They feel dirty and defiled.

But this is not a healthy attitude.

In her book The Female Eunuch Germaine Greer devoted a whole chapter to loathing and disgust.

She claimed that after sex men projected their feelings of loathing and disgust onto women.

And this may be the source of religious men's phobia about sex.

From Adam and Eve to Augustine and beyond sex has been a bone of contention for religious people.

My idea, however, is that instead of banning sex or branding it bad and sinful we should develop a healthy attitude towards the pleasure of sex.

Sex is the consummation of love.

And as such it is part of God's plan for humanity.

God's Will is that we love one another.

And sex is an adjunct of love.


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Sunday, 16 December 2018

The Roof.


The Roof is what Satanists call their impersonation of God.

Satanists working in the music and entertainment industries use the mind powers which they gain by taking drugs and practising Yoga (as set out by Aleister Crowley) to create a web of evil in the collective unconscious.

This web is backwards and upside-down.

So any supernatural phenomena will be experienced backwards.

Devils in Heaven/Saints in hell.

And the highest level of this is the Roof.

But this is the last deception.

Once we make contact with God through contemplation and prayer we see that God is the opposite of this deception.

Satanism induces: guilt, torture, suffering, death, judgement, and damnation.

But God shows us: mercy, forgiveness, understanding, and Love.

So if we persevere we can make a hole in the Roof  through which we can experience the goodness of God.

"Those who love me, I will deliver;
I will protect those who know my name.
When they call me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble,
I will rescue them and honor them.
With long life I will satisfy them,
and show them my salvation."
Psalm 91:14-16 (NRSV)


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Forgiveness.


When I was quite young I wondered how there could be judgement and hell when Jesus was the epitome of forgiveness.

Later I was heard to say that the first person forgiven after Jesus' crucifixion was Judas.

I assumed that somehow the Church had developed a different theology than the one suggested by the stories of Jesus.

Jesus even consorted with prostitutes and forgave the woman caught in adultery!

So where did the Churches teachings come from?

In my experience the carrot and stick approach is enlisted by ruling elites in order to keep the masses under control.

And the Church was part of the Conservative Establishment.

So it would seem that instead of changing the State in line with Jesus' religion they changed his religion to suit the State.

And they based their teachings upon such things as tradition which Jesus had criticized in the Pharisees.

Hence the whited sepulchres.

It may come as a surprise to some, however, that this does not reflect the nature of God.

How could God's representatives not reflect the true nature of God?

Precisely for the reasons stated above.

Jesus said that the world did not know God.

It still does not.


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Friday, 14 December 2018

Children of the Living God.


"But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God."  John 1:12 (NRSV)

What does it mean to become Children of God?

Jesus uses the expression in the Beatitudes: "'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.'"  Matthew 5:9 (NRSV)

Jesus uses the word children when he is saying that a person is like something.

So Children of God means that we are like God.

If we follow Jesus' commandment to love God and love our neighbor, to love even our enemies, to love one another as he loved us, then we will be like God.

In God there is no violence. no judgement, no punishment, no hell.

He shows mercy and forgiveness to the most heinous criminals.

He writes off our debts.

So to be Children of the Living God is to be totally benevolent.

A blessing to all humankind.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Day of Benediction.


Just as we have replaced Original Sin with Original Blessing so we should replace Judgement Day with Benediction Day.

Because when God comes He does not judge us He blesses us.

So those on the right are justified and honored.

And those on the left are loved and forgiven.

Because God judges no one.

He knows the reasons for our transgressions.

Our fears and our mistakes.

And He forgives us.

He blots out our errors.

And He enfolds us in His Love.


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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Transcendent God.


God transcends our human concepts of dualism, authority, and power.

God is totally non-violent, totally benevolent, and totally loving.

God is our Mother/Father.

God punishes no one.

God curses no one.

God is light without darkness, good without evil, love without hatred.

God redeems even the most wicked souls.

God is transcendent - beyond sin and evil.

God is wholly good.


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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Enigma.


The Sign of Aquarius is an enigma.

Despite the fact that it relates to humanitarianism and universal brotherhood, the symbols of Aquarius are a mystery.

Aquarius means water but it is an air sign.

The water in the jar is life-giving - the water of life - which comes from God.

It is not spiritual knowledge as some think, unless you accept that all spiritual knowledge is about love.

The jar that the Water Carrier holds is your heart.

The hieroglyph ab.

And the life-giving water in the jar is love.

The mental concept (air) which exemplifies Aquarius is unconditional love.

So open your heart and give love to everyone.


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Monday, 10 December 2018

Homosexuality is Love.


Contrary to popular prejudice homosexuality is not a vice nor is it a sin.

Homosexuality is love.

And as such it is close to God.

God is Love.

And those who love are close to God.

So, contrary to popular prejudice, God does not hate homosexuals.

Neither does He punish us or kill us.

I know that God is with me.

A sexually active male homosexual.

God does not discriminate.

God loves me.

And He loves you too.


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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Harmful and Helpful.


Rather than moral imperatives or mental principles God's Will is merely that we refrain from what is harmful to others and ourselves and engage in what is helpful to everyone.

If we analyze the 10 Commandments the first 5 are about worshipping God and the second 5 relate to refraining from harmful behavior.

And if we look at the Beatitudes they speak to us of what is helpful behavior.

So we should not get hung up on the Thou shalt not statements.

They were never intended to instill fear in us.

They were given as guidelines to stop harmful behavior.

And we should rejoice at the Beatitudes which tell us what is helpful to everyone. 


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Saturday, 8 December 2018

A Tiny Remnant.


The Church still has further to decline before any revival can begin.

It will not die altogether - there is always a remnant.

But in 10, 15 years the older generation will be dead and the Church will be tiny.

But it is my belief that this tiny remnant will revolutionize the Church by adopting the precepts of progressive religion.

Only then, when the last hope of survival is gone, will the Church change and become what it was destined to be.

And that is an outward-looking group of people committed to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

Only then will the Church revive.


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Friday, 7 December 2018

Celebrity Culture.


We are bombarded with images and information about celebrities and wannabes.

Every day there is a new drama, a new revelation, a new sensation.

But following celebrities is folly.

Many are of dubious value.

And even more of dubious virtue.

Some are outright evil.

We are encouraged to worship them.

And copy their fashions and fetishes.

But we have been betrayed.

They are false gods.

Evil angels.

We must look elsewhere for our inspiration.


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Thursday, 6 December 2018

The Joker.


Satanists in the entertainment industries are using modern revelations about the scriptures to ridicule religion.

They hope that this will cause young people to reject religion altogether.

They are trying to destroy the Church, Religion, and even God.

Since the 1980s stand up comedians have been selling their souls for fame and fortune.

Some of the effects are obvious.

But Satanic comedy goes back to the 1960s and beyond.

They push drugs, alcohol, and violence.

Many of them are blasphemous.

So don't reject religion merely because some comedy team ridicules it.

For it is religion that will save us.


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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Anti-Religion.


Anti-religious atheism in our world is being fed by Satanists in our popular culture.

Rock stars, comedians, commentators, sportsmen.....

All of these feed anti-Christian hatred.

How often will you hear a joke about religious issues which ridicules the Church?

How often will rock songs use religious language in a pseudo-enlightened or blasphemous way?

This is Satanism hidden in our culture.

And we would do well to recognize it.


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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Satanism.


After discovering the Satanic nature of rock music and much of our popular culture I returned to the Church.

And there I found all of the words and images necessary to counteract the Satanic curses I had uncovered.

This is because it was these positive words and images that they had reversed in the first place to create Satanism.

Death, darkness, hate, brutality, blame, night, hell, black, devil, evil.....

These are the words and images of Satanism.

Life, light, love, mercy, forgiveness, day, heaven, white, God, good.....

It is these things that will save us.


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Monday, 3 December 2018

Celibacy.


Assumptions of the celibacy or sexlessness of the Christ play right into the hands of Satanists who claim dominion over all sex.

The Church gets the blame and the devil gets the sex.

This ensures that the vast majority of adolescents will choose sex.

Whether they consciously realize that they are choosing Satanism or not.

This is why their caps are on backwards and they make the sign of the devil and poke out their tongues.

These things are symbols of Satanism linked to sex.

They copy the rock stars and celebrities who have sold their souls for fame and fortune.

And they blame the Church for everything.


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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Choose Love.


We always have a choice.

When any situation confronts us we have a choice.

We can act out of fear and condemn.

Or we can act out of love and endure and forgive.

We can react and dominate.

Or we can follow the way of mercy and love.

When a dilemma presents itself.

Choose Love.


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Saturday, 1 December 2018

The True Nature of God.


So if God is not like the Church what is He like?

God is wholly benevolent, wholly good, wholly loving.

God epitomises mercy, forgiveness, compassion, and love.

There is no anger, no judgement, no punishment, no vengeance in God.

God is our loving Father.

He will not condemn us.

He redeems even the most heinous sinners.

And He takes us to Himself when we die.


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Friday, 30 November 2018

Remedy.


So what is the remedy to this flood of evil which has engulfed us?

We must become benevolent.

We must become innocent.

We must become good.

We must become clean.

We must become virtuous.

We must become saints.

We must become humane.

We must become human.

We must become doves.

We must become big softies.

All these things will help to reverse the slow corruption of humanity.

It is up to the good people in our world to take the reins and move forwards into a better future.

Otherwise we are lost.


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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Evil.


The reason that we cannot see the evil in our world is because many religious people label innocent people they disagree with evil

And those who are truly evil are disguised as good.

Labelling innocent people evil leads us to believe that there is no real evil in the world.

While rock stars, celebrities, and sports people who have sold their souls for fame and fortune pose as heroes and saviors.

The modern disbelief in Satan protects them.

I do not believe in Satan as a fallen angel.

But I do believe that rock stars and others do believe in Satan and act accordingly.

The works that they do are evil and damage everyone.

So I do believe that there is evil in our world.

But it's not who you think.


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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Coming Out.


The timely coming out of Finn Stannard - a 17 year old schoolboy at a prestigious Catholic College - gives us a human example of the debate about the right of religious schools to reject gay students and teachers.

Finn's speech was received by his peers with a standing ovation.

It also received the support of the Headmaster.

So we are presented with the reality of the debate.

We are talking about human beings.

Not some abstract moral conception.

Finn Stannard is a real person.

And his courageous coming out to the whole school anchors the debate in reality.

The fact that he is at a Catholic College has not gone without notice.

Pope Francis has hinted at acceptance of homosexuals in his Church.

But the hierarchy of the Catholic Church is yet to accept homosexuals as full members.

We cannot receive Communion.

Or serve in positions of leadership in the Catholic Church.

His Church still teaches that homosexuality is a sin.

So Finn Stannard's coming out is a step towards greater acceptance of homosexuals in the Catholic Church.

What I would say to him is this:

God loves you.

He does not discriminate.

You will go to Heaven when you die.

And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
 

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Reconstructed Hippies.


The Hippie Generation set out to change the world.

Peace and Love combined with Civil Rights to rise up against the powers of the world.

But we were betrayed by our rock stars into a life of drugs and degradation.

Sex and drugs and rock and roll wrecked a whole generation of idealists.

But it was not until the 1980s that our ideals were destroyed.

Ronald Reagan and Generation X attacked our ideals in a violent rebellion against our politics.

Psychic violence and political pressure reconstructed the Hippie Generation en mass.

Now we merely enjoy our pleasures and pursue distractions which feed the economy and the Status Quo.


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Monday, 26 November 2018

Community.


A community is more than just a group of people who barely know each other.

We are supposed to be brothers and sisters in Jesus not just acquaintances in Christ.

If we have nothing to do with each other outside of official Church functions then we are not a community at all.

As John Churcher said in his sermon on the Emmaus Road: "Community comes from sharing a sacred meal together."

And he did not just mean Communion.

He meant actually eating a meal together in our homes.

What we are doing is not good enough.

And that is why the Church is dying.


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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Family.


Peace and love and non-violent non-cooperation.

This was the idealism of the 1960s.

And surprisingly they all derive from the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

But sex and drugs and rock and roll wrecked a whole generation.

And turned them away from the Church.

But what is emerging now as Progressive Christianity is compatible with 1960s idealism.

And the objectives of the Religious Left are not dissimilar to those of the Religious Right.

But we differ in regard to how we will save the world.

But family values is equivalent to valuing love.

It is the love within the family that makes it different.

"'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'"  Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)

And if God is our Father then everyone is a member of His Family.

In Ezekiel 37 God joins the two sticks - the stick of Judah and the stick of Joseph - into one stick - Israel.

Could it be that God will joins the two sticks - the stick of Conservatism and the stick of Liberalism - into one stick - His Church?

And could it be that God will welcome all religions into One Family?


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Saturday, 24 November 2018

Dubia.


As the Dubia (Doubts) of the American Bishops emerge it is becoming clear that what they fear is not moral decay but loss of power and privilege.

What the Catholic Bishops are defending is the fear based control mechanism which keeps them on top.

Pope Francis has proposed a more open model of conscience which embraces the mercy and forgiveness of God.

The fact that the Bishops are objecting at all betrays the nature of their motivation.

This is Phariseism in the Church.

And we can do without it.


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Friday, 23 November 2018

The Printing Press.


The printing press, the gramophone, the movies, radio, television, the Internet.....

All these mass-media inventions have been used by evil people in our world to corrupt, torture, and control everyone.

So that now we barely know what we think at all.

Satanists working through the collective unconscious manipulate words and images which determine our thoughts and our behavior.

Mostly this is a subtle game of temptation and damnation.

But God will not damn us for something which is beyond our own control.

His mercy and forgiveness will prevail.

In the meantime we suffer.


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Thursday, 22 November 2018

What It's All About.


It's not about being in charge and telling everybody what to do.

It's not about being part of a ruling elite.

It's not about power.

It's not about money or status.

It's about Love and the well-being of every individual.


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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

God is Love.


There is no devil.

There is no hell.

God is One.

God is Merciful.

God is Compassionate.

But most of all:

God is Love.


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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Pleasures and Treasures.


If the members of our Churches continue to indulge in expensive pleasures like overseas holidays, luxury cars, and holiday houses while claiming to support the poor and the marginalized in our world then we will have to look elsewhere for change.

They rationalize their pleasures and appropriate the goodness of God while doing nothing to help the poor and the needy even in their own congregations.

They are dishonest and corrupt.

They may be nice people and they may look after their families and friends.

They may support charities.

But the amount they give is small compared to the amount they spend on themselves.

Jesus said of them:

"'For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?  Do not even the tax-collectors do the same?  And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others?  Do not even the gentiles do the same?'"  Matthew 5:46.47 (NRSV)

"'Why do you call me "Lord, Lord", and do not do what I tell you?'" Luke 6:46 (NRSV)

"'This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.'"  Matthew 15:8 (NRSV)

"'For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.'"  Matthew 6:21 (NRSV)

So have a heart that loves all people.

Help them and pray for them.

Pray for others to overcome their fears.

And you will have treasure in Heaven.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Monday, 19 November 2018

Backwards.


The secret of Satanism, which dominates our dance venues, is that everything they do is backwards.

So they make straight men do gay stuff and they make gay men do girls.

This can be clearly seen in the way they handle gay pop music.

All the gay icons are women:

Kylie, Madonna, Lady Gaga.....

And they're not even gay women.
They're straight.

So when you are puzzled by what your pop stars are doing ask yourself if it is backwards.

You might be surprised.


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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Lies.


Joseph Goebbels said: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

And this is what Satanists in our world are doing.

Disregarding any vestiges of truth they merely keep repeating their lies.

They will say: "You are dead to God", "You have fallen from grace", "You are cut off from God", "You are damned", "You are guilty", "You are evil".....

All these things are hidden in their music.

And they are lies.

But they keep repeating them anyway.

The truth is:

God does not punish us.

God punishes no one.

Therefore there can be no death, no fall, no cut off, no damnation, no hell.....

God loves us unconditionally.

Like a Father.

And a father does not condemn his children.

He helps them.

He protects them.

He provides for them.

So do not believe their wicked lies no matter how often they repeat them.

God loves you.

And He will not condemn.


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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Make Peace.


How can we make peace in our world?

It is one thing to decry the war and violence around us but it is another thing to do something about it.

Apart from making our voice heard in society we must make peace in our own lives.

This involves burying the hatchet with family, friends, and enemies.

It demands humility and it demands forgiveness.

The humility to admit when we are wrong.

And forgiveness of others when we are wronged.

So to make peace in our world we must make peace in our lives.

In our relationships and with ourselves.


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Friday, 16 November 2018

God is Alive!


On April 8 1966 Time Magazine asked the question: Is God Dead?

The article within spoke about modern theologians writing God out of the picture.

But it was almost a hundred years earlier that Friedrich Nietzsche wrote God is dead in his book about science.

He said God is dead and mankind must find an alternative formula to live by.

Neither of these is true.

Science may have moved humankind's minds away from the Divine but that does not mean that it is not there.

God is alive!

And living in Heaven.

We can contact this God through prayer.

In the Modern Era science may have moved people to disbelieve in God.

But in the Post-Modern Era it has become apparent that science does not have all the answers.

Theoretical physics for example is becoming more and more metaphysical as it searches for answers to perplexing anomalies.

Pseudo-religions like drugs and magic are reasserting right-brain imaginative thinking.

As we enter the Age of Aquarius the time has come for new revelations from God.

And this is manifesting through progressive religious ideas.

Ideas that harmonize science and religion.

Ideas that balance left-brain rational and right-brain imaginative thinking.

And you can tune in to this Light from God through study and contemplation.

God is alive!


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Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Fiduciary Points.


The original Fiduciary Points in Astrology were the fixed stars Aldebaran and Antares which were located at the mid-points of Taurus and Scorpio when Astrology was conceived.

This was the most appropriate placing for the middle of Spring and Autumn.

As time went by, however, Astrologers observed that the Vernal Equinox moved backwards through the Astrological signs.

This gave birth to the Astrological Ages.

At present the Vernal Equinox is at 5° Pisces.

But because we are still in the Age of Pisces the Vernal Equinox is fixed at 0° Aries for the whole of the Age.

As we approach the Age of Aquarius there will be much debate about the position of the Vernal Equinox and the fixing of the Tropical Horoscope. 


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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Masturbation.


The only reference to masturbation in the Bible is the story of Onan in Genesis 38.

Onan was said to have "spilled his semen on the ground whenever he went into his brother's wife."  Genesis 38:9 (NRSV)

But this is not the reason why Onan was said to have displeased God.

What displeased God was the fact that by doing so he was failing to "perform the duty of a brother-in-law " [Genesis 38:8 (NRSV)] to Tamar whose husband had died.

It was the custom of the time that a man would marry his brother's widow if the brother died and sire children in his brother's name.

So there is no objection to masturbation in the Bible.

This is a good thing because all men masturbate.
And anyone who says he doesn't is a liar.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Fornication.


The word fornication does not appear in the Old Testament.

Jesus uses the word once in the context of what defiles a person.

The rest are in Paul's letters.

But in Genesis 1 God says to the first couple: "Be fruitful and multiply."  Genesis 1:28 (NRSV)

This is God's original blessing on human sexuality.

There is no mention of marriage or even faithfulness.

But a man will sow his wild oats in his youth and then settle down with one partner.

This is the way it is designed.

And this is exactly what happens in the gay scene.

Men experiment with several partners before settling down with one person.

So objections to homosexual activity on the grounds of fornication are largely irrelevant especially in the context of modern de-facto relationships.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Monday, 12 November 2018

Redemption.


In the gay scene recovery sessions on a Sunday will often be called Redemption.

While I believe that they think they are being blasphemous the term is more appropriate than they realize.

Most gay venues, and straight venues for that matter, are run by people involved in rock Satanism.

They call themselves dogs (that's gods backwards).

But, rather than the judgement and damnation they expect, God seeks their Redemption.

Contrary to popular opinion God does not punish sex in general, or homosexuality in particular.

Homosexuality is an expression of love.

And God is Love.

So like sheep dogs we can round up the dogs and invoke the unseen hook - love - which inspired their rebellion in the first place.

God's way is the Way of the Heart.

And it was their hearts which rebelled against cruelty, torture, and castration.

So, instead of placing their hope in an imaginary devil, they can return to God with Joy!


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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Emancipation.


We are imprisoned by our fears.

Fear of others - robbery and rape - encloses us within stone ramparts.

We construct a fortress around ourselves to protect us from anyone who might attack us.

We learn this as children in the schoolyard and we continue it throughout our life.

But by doing this we bury our true selves deep within us.

We lose contact with our own souls.

But God brings emancipation.

God's steadfast love casts out our fears.

He sets the captives free.

And we become again like a little child.

The child we lost in the schoolyard.


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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Walls.


We erect walls around us.

To protect us from attack.

Our experiences in the world create fear.

And fear makes us raise ramparts of stone.

Carl Jung said that we hide our true selves from others.

Our true selves - our souls, which are in our hearts - are vulnerable and tender.

We defend them with impregnable battlements.

But when we do this we lock ourselves inside our own defences and we cannot relate truly to others.

When we love we make ourselves vulnerable because love comes from our true selves - our souls, which are in our hearts.

We must realize that others also have been hurt.

And they may defend themselves if they feel threatened.

Most of this of course takes place on an unconscious level.

So we may love and hurt ourselves and others inadvertently.

But love comes from the heart.

And our true selves need love to live.

So we must let down the walls that imprison us and give our love freely.

To do this we must overcome the fears which built the walls in the first place.


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Friday, 9 November 2018

God 2.


When we are young we are presented with a God that is a harsh judge and punisher of bad behavior.

Later in life we encounter the powers of the world which enforce the imperatives of materialism.

Neither of these gods represents the real God.

The real God is on the side of the losers.

He is with the poor, the marginalized, the oppressed.....

He does not judge or punish us.

He loves us like a Father.

His love is constant.

And His mercy is infinite.

It is inevitable that we will make mistakes.

But God will forgive us.

He is considerate and understanding.

He knows us.

And He wishes to be in relationship with us.

Like a Mother.

The real God is all the things that we wish were in the world but aren't.

Once we realize this we are Home at at last.


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Thursday, 8 November 2018

God 1.


Satanists in our popular culture will tell you that God is punitive, judgemental, harsh, cold, tyrannical, anti-sex. and irrational.....

They have internalized the image of God which the Church has traditionally taught.

But this is not the true image of God.

God is merciful, forgiving, reliable, trustworthy, constant, compassionate, considerate, and loving.....

In fact love is the inmost nature of God.

We have nothing to fear from God.

There is no devil in reality.

So Satanists in rock music and sports are wasting their time.

Their apostasy is based on a false premise.

But because this false premise was created by God's Church they will be exonerated.


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