Thursday, March 31, 2011

Philippians 2:5-11 and 2 Corinthians 8:9

Because I already wrote sort of an extensive blog on these Philippians scriptures,I will make this one brief.It will not be nearly as thorough as the other so I recommend reading the other one in addition to this one to address any further concerns or questions that you may have.You can find it here:

Does Philippians 2:4-11 prove that God became a man?

Philippians 2:5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name

The point I desire to make in this blog is these texts' explicit correlation with 2 Corinthians 8:9.This will simplify and make very concise,easy,and clear the intent of the Philippians passages.So let's examine:

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Even trinitarians understand how this correlates with and sheds light upon Philippians 2:5-11.Yet amazingly enough,they still think Christ's "richness" was his "divine identity as the second person of a triune God."Notice this text,however,says that *we too* become rich.Howso?

Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight

So being "rich" means being in God's grace and favor,through Christ.My guess would be that this would be as our being his son or daughter,close to him and full of his spirit.As heirs and recipients of an unimaginable imperishable glory,possessing an invaluable relationship with the creator of the universe.Is that not what Yahushua had as the Last Adam before he humbled himself at the cross?So basically there's no reason to read into Christ's "richness" deity equal to his own God's as the second person of three in some mysterious "essence."To do so would be eisegesis.Now that I've covered what Christ's "richness" *really* was(the same kind we can obtain),let's also let scripture define what his grace and poverty was.

Romans 5:15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.

and verse 17: For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

From Christ's humbling himself like a good for nothing criminal/slave at the cross for the life and salvation of faithful mankind,we are able to experience the "grace of our Lord Jesus Christ."It is the "poverty" he experienced by his humiliation at the cross as opposed to the "poverty" he experienced supposedly gaining a "man nature"(according to trinitarians) that is clearly in view,that makes our own "richness" possible!Take note that the texts don't say anything about God humbling himself unto death(That's impossible.Nor is it possible for a "nature" or a "body" devoid of a person to die.),but rather a "man" doing so."Godman" has to be read INTO the texts as an ultimately unwarranted inference.

To make all this even more clear,examine:

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

So the grace of God WAS Christ's "poverty", defined here as Christ's "giving himself for me" and "dying."Notice,once again,that Christ's "poverty"(which correlates explicitly with his humiliation communicated in Philippians 2) is not defined as God becoming a man.But rather as the Last Adam,the sinless and blemishless image of God,being treated as if he deserved utter humiliation,an ignominious fate,a grotesque painful death at the cross.He clearly did NOT deserve this.Yes,his being found in the likeness of men simply meant that he had to die like sinful men though that is not what he was.He was a rich and sinless man,full of his father's spirit,grace,and love.However,despite this,"God made him(Yahushua) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."(2 Corinthians 5:21)This is how Yahushua humbled himself to be like (sinful)men even though he was the sinless Last Adam.Though Phil 2:7 in the ESV bible says "born in the likeness of men",it could just as well read "being made like men",which reiterates the previous point in the same verse in my opinion,which was that he "made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant."Howso,again?By becoming sin for us and humbling himself so graciously.Men inherited sin from Adam which leads to death.Yahushua had no sin yet became sin for us.Even the first Adam had God's image,so should it be any wonder the Last faithful and true one had the "form of God?"(Phil. 2:6)Form is synonymous with image.(Genesis 1.27; 5.3,2 Corinthians 4.4; Col 1.15)

In summary,the humiliation in view in Philippians should be seen not as God becoming a man to die at the cross but as a very rich man becoming poor for our sake.A sinless heir and king becoming sin for us.

Monday, March 21, 2011

John 1:1 and God's "word of life" from 1 John 1

Before a car materializes on the road,it exists within the heart and mind of the designer.Before a warm home is inhabited and appreciated by a family,it exists within the heart and the mind of an architect and builders.Before Yahuwah's plans for mankind and gifts to mankind materialize in the flesh,you better believe they exist within his heart and mind.

Job 10:13: Yet these things you *hid in your heart*;I know that this was your *purpose.*

So Yahuwah's purposes are hidden in his heart before they enter the real world.

Job 23:13 he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back?What he *desires*, that he does.14 For he will complete what he *appoints* for me,and many such things are *in his mind.*

Discussing the much misused and misunderstood John 1:1,we must ask ourselves:What IS God's "word" thousands of times in the Hebraic mindset of the bible authors and to our creator?Well,it can mean a number of things.Some of the ways it's used in scripture are:as a powerful utterance,a self expressive medium,a decree,a promise,an intention,a design,a plan,an extension of Yahuwah himself.So what was this word hidden in and "with" God from the beginning?Let's see if we can't discover texts that can be used along with John 1:1 to shed light on the matter that John presents to us.

Colossians 1:25 I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

So the word of God isn't a pre-existing spirit entity that transmigrated into a human womb in these texts but rather "the mystery hidden for ages and generations" but "now revealed" to his saints."This entailed our hope of glory and eternal life in Christ.:).How else is this described for us in scripture?

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

and verse 9 says:

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”

So this word that was with God(also the hidden wisdom of God imo) was something that God "prepared for those who love him."It was the "secret and hidden wisdom of God" which he "decreed before the ages for our glory."

To quote James Dunn from "Christology in the Making"

"The thought is not so much of pre-existence as of predetermination;it is the MYSTERY that was "hidden for ages",not Christ.Christ is the content of this mystery as he is the content of the word of preaching.God having previously kept hidden his purpose has now realized it in Christ Jesus.(Eph. 3:11)--Christ,in other words,seen not so much as the mystery itself,but rather as the mystery revealed,the one who had from the beginning been predetermined to bring the divine master plan for men and world to its fulfillment."p.236

For man and woman,what is the most exceptional,significant,and important decree and purpose(again,God's *word* is his will and decree) that existed with God before it manifested itself to us?First it was with and within God,then spoken and prophesied,before it came to be.Well,that would be his intention to gift eternal life to faithful mankind in a savior.According to the holy word of God,Christians were seated in & raised up with Christ long ago.We were also glorified,possessing grace with God before time even began!(2 Tim. 1:9,Eph. 2:5,6,Rom. 8:28-30)Though we didn't pre-exist,faithful Christians existed in God's sure decrees.To quote James Dunn:

"It is the divine purpose for Christ which existed from the beginning,not the one in whom it should be fulfilled;just as Paul can speak of the divine purpose similarly predetermined for those who believe in Christ(Rom. 8:28-30)No thought of the personal pre-existence of either Christ or the believers is involved."p.235 "Christology in the Making"

Specifically,what does the bible actually *call* those plans and intentions of Yahuwah to give life to faithful mankind in Yahushua?We've already discussed a few ways it's described already,but another very important poignant descriptor is also that found in 1 John ch. 1,as Yah's "word of life."This "word of life" is "the word that was in the beginning with God."Even in trinitarian bias bibles,this word of life is called an "it."That,my friends,is significant considering the fact that trinitarians would call it blasphemy to refer to the word in John ch. 1 as an "it" before it manifest itself in Christ,considering they believe that "Word" was a literal spirit being(Yah) in heaven that transmigrated into a human womb.Let us examine 1 John 1,please,while we keep in mind these texts' explicit correlation with John chapter 1:

1 John 1:1:That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the *word of life*— 2 the life was made manifest(became flesh?Jn 1:14), and we have seen *it*, and testify to *it* and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father(in the beginning with God?Jn 1:1) and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you

Titus 1:2 might help us understand this even further.It says:

"a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time"

So what was manifest was a *promise* of eternal life which was fulfilled in Christ,as opposed to a preexistent spirit entity manifesting.Also,notice again,that even in trinitarian bias bibles the "word of life" is termed an "it" as opposed to a "him" and even a "which" as opposed to a "who."No doubt it became a "him" and a "who" when Christ fulfilled it and was manifest in the flesh.Before that,Yahushua was present(throughout the OT) in prophecy,in typology,in prefigurement,in foreshadowings,in God's heart and mind poignantly as the eventual fulfillment of and heir of all things!Could there be anything more amazing?He wasn't a spirit entity waiting to become a man or a Godman but rather God's word of life ready to be revealed when the "fullness of time" came.That word of life that was in the beginning with God.When,again,was this "mystery",this "word of life",this "hope of glory",this self-revelation of(in that in it was life,light,and love) of Yahuwah manifest to man in and through his Son?

Galatians 4:4 But *when the fullness of time had come*, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law

This would correlate with "the mystery hidden for ages and generations *now* revealed to his saints" from Colossians.And the word of life becoming manifest to the saints.(1 John 1:2)Also the word of God becoming flesh.(John 1:14)The word (or decree and plan to give immortality and glory to mankind in Yahushua) was revealed in the Last Adam,when "the fullness of time had come."To articulate all this even further,examine:

Ephesians 1:9: making known to us the *mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ*

So we have God's will and purpose which was mysterious till Christ was manifest.This,I believe,was his word of life,the word that was in the beginning with God,manifest in Christ in the Last days.Going further in the same chapter in Ephesians,we have:

10 as *a plan for the fullness of time*, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the *purpose* of him who works all things according to the counsel of his *will*, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the *word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,* and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

So even further we have a "plan for the fullness of time" that involved our inheritance in Christ,which was God's "purpose" according to his own "will".This was also known as his "word of truth" and the "gospel of our salvation."It is my view and the view of many others that this was the decree and purpose that was with God in his heart and mind that manifests itself in the flesh in Messiah Yahushua.Yes,this "word of life","word of truth",and "gospel of our salvation" manifest itself in John ch. 1 when the word became flesh.

So God's purpose and intent to give life to mankind was made flesh in Yahushua who,as a genuine man,as opposed to GOD with ONLY the "nature" of a genuine man,dwelt among mankind.He brought God the FATHER's light,life giving power,and love to mankind.While fulfilling all things and every gospel promise and decree that was most significant for the life of mankind and the guarantee of a kingdom.Christ was the incarnation of the FATHER's WORD,as opposed to the incarnation of the second person of a triune essence.

Yahushua was "foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you."(1 Peter 1:20)

Dunn says:

"The contrast is not between pre-existence and incarnation,but between that which was predestined and that which was revealed.Christ was the one who was thus predestined and who was thus revealed or who appeared at the right time just as planned.In other words,Peter may well mean(in 1 Peter 1:20)that what was "made manifest" was not so much Christ as what was pre-destined for Christ,God's eternal plan of salvation for Christ,believers,and the world."p.237

Yes,Yah has in "these *last days* spoken to us by his Son."(Heb. 1:2)The Son became his word to mankind in that Christ fulfilled ALL things and also in that God spoke through him to man in a number of ways after he was manifest to us.The word with God in the beginning was a "decree" for our "glory"(1 Cor. 2:7,again)and "eternal life."(1 Jn. 2:25,5:11)

Acts 2:23 says "this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men."The word of God made flesh,manifest,encompassed,and fulfilled in Yahushua indeed!This was the decree and will of God long before it came to fruition in historical reality in Christ.

Ephesians 3:11 says further that "This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord."

So in the respect that God plans,schemes, and thinks what comes to be before it's spoken forth and made material and tenable,God's "word" encapsulates both the plan and then it's realization.It's hidden in and with him,then spoken forth into existence,brought about by his spirit.

What I've covered here should also make clear that the word of God that was the word of life with God from the beginning could also properly be described as :

1."the mystery hidden for ages and generations" but "now revealed" to his saints,our "hope of glory" in Christ.(Col. 1:25-27)
2."a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory"(1 Cor. 2:7)
3.something that God had "prepared for those who love him" before time began.(1 Cor. 2:9,2 Tim. 1:9,Rom. 8:28-30)
4.a decree of eternal life for faithful mankind in Christ.(1 John 1:1-3)
5."the mystery of his(Yah's) will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth."(Eph. 1:9-12)
6."God's eternal plan carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord."(Eph. 3:11)
7."a promise of eternal life for us since before time began."(Titus 1:2)

We should be attempting to understand how GOD HIMSELF and JOHN(along with other bible authors) connected God's word with his hidden eternal life decree and mysterious purpose revealed in Christ when the fullness of time came.Instead,most Christians keep God's word in their modern little box where they've managed to disconnect it from all that while they proceed to call it a pre-existent spirit entity distinct from God the father.What was manifest when Christ was born?God's purpose to give life to the world or the second person of a triune substance?Christ encompassed the gospel in the flesh.As the revealer and fulfiller of its content.There is no way if John 1:1 said "In the beginning was the gospel" you would think "In the beginning was another person of a God who's three people."Why is it any different for "word?"Let God's word define itself while attempting to understand how it became Christ(as the fulfiller of all things!) and you will have the answer to God's "mystery",as opposed to inventing your own.Mysteries get revealed and are meant to be understood when they are.:)No,the mystery wasn't a trinity but rather something and someone in the foreknowledge and magnificent will of the Most High manifest(made flesh) for our very lives and infinite sustenance.Yahushua *became* God's word to mankind as the fulfillment of it!Yes ,"no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ."(2 Corinthians 1:20)God showed his OWN love and light,his own intent to give LIFE to man in Christ.Christ was an incarnation of the *father's* "word of life" as opposed to the incarnation of a pre-existing son with the actual name "Word" or "word of life."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dear Christians against the Watchtower(3rd blog on this)

1st two blogs about this subject:

Dear Christians against the Watchtower

Christians,the Watchtower,the trinity,and hypocrisy

Now,# 3:

Ever since exiting the Watchtower organization,I've become somewhat hyper-sensitive to the hypocrisy and deception in religious systems.Amazingly enough,those comfortable in their "orthodoxy",however it is they choose to define that,either do not recognize,or deliberately deceive themselves into believing,that only select "cults" or "outside" institutions are steeped in lies and injustice.That they're somehow exempt,completely and utterly content in what they've always been taught,much like those raised as JW's or Muslims or Mormons.Yet they believe only those like the JW's and Catholics have wrong ideas and a history of atrocities.They,much like the WT,justify and excuse their own atrocities ranging from bloodguilt to mass deceit,complacent again,in their peer approved little system and dearly held traditions.Doesn't the bible say that Babylon the Great has children?Could it be those denominations that think they've reformed yet have held on to her greatest "mysteries" & deceits?

I personally think there's a concerning lack of regard for the bible and the milk of the word,for Yahushua's plain and unambiguous words,for the context,larger and smaller,of passages.For the historical reality and thought-forms of the bible authors themselves.This presents fertile breeding ground for lies to grow and deception to flourish.If you find yourself plucking select passages,few and far between,creating false dilemmas,or over-inferring to prove your "essential doctrines",you may have a problem,aware or not.That's what the WT effectively does.Orthodoxy likewise does,imho.You label,possibly even shun,and condemn to your false idea of hell,those who dare to differ.Even as you demonize the JW's for practicing the same.

What do you have to lose?How much do you have invested?How much time,energy,and emotion have you spent to justify your theological belief system or organized group who supposedly "alone" has the "truth"?How much focus has there been on doctrine and comraderie,peer approval and so called orthodoxy?And justifying it all?With sophistry,false dilemmas,deceiving books,and support from those who will help you remain in your deceit?When I used to frequent the Kingdom hall,just like you're probably frequenting some affable gathering,I was surrounded by those who assisted me in my deceit.Does something feel "off?"How often do you read the word?Do you make time to study your belief system(scholars,google,popular books etc.) often in neglect of actually reading the word day and night,as commanded?I used to read so much Watchtower literature that I literally didn't have enough time to study the bible alone like I should have.And when I did,it was through the Watchtower publications' lens just like those in Christendom read it through the lens of their presuppositions and traditions.Reading their own stubborn ideas INTO scripture instead of gleaning truth FROM scripture.

Trust the spirit to lead you to the food you need to nourish your spiritual starvation.Even if we seem to be heart deep,minds set,on spiritual matters,because of the condition in the world and the temptation abounding,we must be OBSESSIVELY inclined toward a kingdom focus.If we don't even know what the kingdom is(and many don't) it is easier for Satan to plant weeds in our beliefs that spread like wildfire to taint our whole perception of a biblically based reality.Don't be scared to abandon any falsehoods you may have harbored even at the expense of your ego and the embarrassment and regret you might feel for having propagated something untrue for a while.I've been there.

The word of God is alive and exerts unbelievable power over your mind and heart but only if you enter the bible,diving in heartily,with no preconceptions or presuppositions,nothing you have to justify,no belief you have to corroborate at all costs.Don't justify your tradition at the cost of truth.Don't ignore the milk to maintain an elaborate system of inference.If a passage on the surface suggests something in glaring contradiction to the overwhelming and vast majority of plain and simple scriptures,chances are seriously huge that if you interpret those few passages(when they have alternative interpretations worthy of serious consideration) in contradiction to the clear majority,you're self-deceiving.Possibly self-preserving to save ego,face,and emotional investments/attachments.What we must as Christians do is count anything as refuse that doesn't conform to the truth in Christ.And that truth must be established as plain and unambiguous deliberately articulated milk first before the meat of the word can be honestly respectfully regarded.Keeping in mind that John writes with prolepsis and figurative dialogue,even poetry sometimes,and that Paul is occasionally hard to understand and easy to twist,should those be the books we go to to establish our milk OR perhaps to gather meat AFTER we're strong & nourished with milk?Would they logically contradict the truth or are they being twisted,(as Peter prophesied in the case of Paul),& misunderstood to support a triune essence?As opposed to the explicitly articulated God who uses singular personal pronouns thousands of times to elucidate the fact that he's unipersonal.

As a youtube apologist for several years now(I'd like to think I'm currently finished for the most part with futile debates with the same die hard trinitarians and JW's),I have noticed,blazingly so,that certain traditionalist Christians get very offended,hateful even,when challenged.When someone like me points out what I perceive to be their own injustices,lies,bloodguilt,and hypocrisy much like they do the Watchtower's.I have gotten offended and reacted like I shouldn't have before as well so I am not condemning them so much as just trying to make the following points:

DON'T get offended or hateful when your belief system and tradition is challenged if you're going to challenge that of others.Don't ride a high horse and let your ego eradicate truth for you just because you somehow think you alone are immune to deception while the less gifted you enjoy "exposing" somehow aren't..Don't get cruel and verbally abusive if people like me have answers,easy ones,to your reasons for upholding what we perceive are deceitful dangerous lies.You would expect the truth seeking conscientious JW's to listen to you and your concerns without getting hostile and upset,so maybe you should unhypocritically behave how you would expect others to do so.Don't pretend Satan lives in a little box called the WT and that he forgets about your church and the bigger systems.Don't pretend a majority vote equals truth or justice.Don't pretend that because the Watchtower is wrong about a number of things that they're wrong about EVERYTHING.Don't throw the baby out with the bath water and I promise not to do the same.For instance,just because I don't believe in the trinity doesn't mean I'm going to disbelieve every thing traditionalists ever say.Truth is true no matter who delivers it.If Satan says "Jesus's father is the only true God and Jesus is his Son" I'm still going to believe John 17:3 even if Satan corroborates it even though he is wrong about so many other things.

I understand completely that you probably think I'm a tool of Satan for challenging YOUR "truths" ,your established "orthodoxy" and"majority position."I used to think the same of those who challenged MY "truth",MY established "orthodoxy" and definition of that word,MY "minority yet easily true"(or so I thought) position as a former Jehovah's Witness.I simply thought those who didn't recognize the Watchtower as God's channel didn't really know God nor could they be on his side.Then I woke up.Do you think that those who don't adhere to Calvinism(or whatever it is to which you subscribe) don't really know God nor could they be on his side?It is my hope that someday very soon that you will wake up if you're stuck in a similar predicament,not knowing how deceived you really might be.Is it POSSIBLE that the great and powerful Yahuwah doesn't see a great deal of difference in the Watchtower and orthodoxy?Is it POSSIBLE both systems are bruised and corrupt with bloodguilt,injustice,and lies as they battle each other,pretending their truth is better than the other's?Yahushua is truth,not your belief system.Don't take a book as gargantuan as the holy bible and gather texts here and there that anyone with any semblance of intellect could cleverly twist to fit a manmade doctrine or to support one that isn't articulated deliberately.Just read the bible,believe what it says,and when something surface-wise seems to suggest something other than the milk you've established,keep in mind interpreting it in contradiction to that overwhelming majority milk is most likely,logically speaking, highly imprudent,irresponsible even.

The messages within God's word are most extraordinarily beautiful,most exceptionally cohesive,most heartwrenching and incredible,when they are regarded and harbored in love and truth.That's why I don't just preach love,but also true beliefs.Otherwise,the God who wants us to know him remains largely unknown by those who profess a godly devotion that seems genuine yet not according to accurate knowledge.We can all be thankful for any deception we may have upheld *once set free from it* because then it's easier to appreciate the mercy of God for setting captive minds free and the love of God for caring enough to do so,and the truth of God for establishing us in righteousness though it might seem the whole world opposes or distorts the truth that remains most widely available to those who won't be devastated or puffed up by it.Who would value it above all else and sacrifice anything in the entire world for it.The majority of people aren't willing to do that.Truth must be valued above peer approval and tradition.Above tested and tried(or so you think) belief systems and undetected comfortable deceits.Possessing accurate doctrines won't save us but all the distortions & false ones inevitably lead to stumbling millions or more.They will corrupt our path,subvert the faith of many,& ultimately defy God's way of worship in many cases,possibly even rob us of our victory in Christ.Unless the reform knocking at your door is heeded.

Ignoring the lies and such in the larger realm of Christendom while focusing solely on those within the WT would be like trying to kill a rat when there's a vicious tiger or bear in the room.Please try and understand I am coming from the viewpoint of someone who was led TO the WT because of all the lies in Christendom.Thankfully,I have since recognized many problems within the WT as well,while also understanding Satan operates by mixing truth with lies very ardently and meticulously.And not just within the Watchtower and the other "obvious" systems of false ideas.But within the larger ones,Babylon the great and her children, from which Yahuwah pleads for his children to exit.So next time you contemplate condemning the WT,first contemplate where problems may lie within the system you trust.Trust in Yahushua and his father alone.

I'm tired of seeing non-trinitarianism and belief in annihilationism demonized by being associated with the Watchtower organization.As if these basic facts haven't been propagated from the beginning of time.The WT adds a lot of twisted things to the mix,but the fact remains that God is one and God is love.See blog title and bible for proof.And lies in opposition to these basic truths have stumbled far more people than the WT could ever dream of doing.

What it boils down to,and yes it is as simple as this:You're not going to be deceived by any manmade doctrines or false theological systems if you have regard for biblical milk first so that you can recognize the lies on impact.But if you first regard what men tell you(though men can easily lie) and read that INTO the word of God(who cannot lie),while trying to pluck and misuse scripture(though that of course isn't your's just a natural consequence of your trusting men and their mighty preconceptions they've handed to you)then deceit will inevitably abound and truth will get lost in the shuffle to justify your tradition and cherished position.The trinity doctrine,for instance,is eisegesis in the highest order.A sheer and confounding case of "I know what Jesus says here but I will make it fit what I believe instead because there are a few passages that I'm able to misuse & twist to justify doing so."My friends,that is not the way to truth seek.The few texts you're twisting,just like the few I did to justify believing that I couldn't be in the body of Christ as a former JW,are EASILY seen by minions in another superior way that doesn't eradicate God's word of truth,Yahushua's own unambiguous statements.Those beautiful ones he made of a clear inferiority to a greater God and utter reliance upon that One he himself worshipped and obeyed as the most extraordinary servant of the Shema's One God who ever lived!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Help Wanted

Found this here:

Christianity 101:The Two Adams

From the classified section of The Jerusalem Herald, Nisan 1, A.D. 27:


Redeemer for Mankind

Job description: Man needed to pay price for sins of mankind. Must live totally sinless life. Demanding schedule, constantly on the go. No guaranteed home or income. Must be willing to train forgetful staff who tend to quit under pressure. Must totally fulfill law of Old Testament. Must be absolutely obedient to the will of management. Will ultimately be beaten and humiliated and experience indescribable suffering and anguish. Will become sin offering and die on job.

To qualify: Must be male, minimum age 30. Father must be God, mother must be of house and lineage of David, must have been virgin when he was born. Adopted father must also be of house of David. Must have sinless blood and spotless record. Must have been born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth. Must be self-motivated, with aggressive personality and burning desire to help people. Must have tremendous knowledge of Old Testament and firm reliance on biblical principles. Must incorporate the foresight of Noah, the faith of Abraham, the patience of Job, the faithfulness of Joseph, the meekness of Moses, the courage of Joshua, the heart of David, the wisdom of Solomon, the boldness of Elijah, the power of Elisha, the eloquence of Isaiah, the commitment of Jeremiah, the vision of Ezekiel and the love of God.

Wages: Holy spirit (without measure) to start. Additional payoff in intimacy with God and receiving revelation as necessary to complete job. Constant on-job training, supervision and guidance by top-level management.

Benefits: Position will lead to highly exalted position in future if job carried out successfully.

Workman’s compensation: Injuries sustained on job, including death, well compensated by promotion including new body. Management will highly promote name upon successful completion of job, and entire publicity department will be devoted to getting name before multitudes. Will assume presidency of expanding international venture (The Ministry of Reconciliation), as Head of Body of well-equipped members ready to move dynamic new product on world market. All in all, tremendous eternal potential for growth and rewards in return on initial investment of giving life.

If qualified, management will contact you. No need to apply.