Sunday, January 15, 2012

The 'Church' Establishment Part 1

John 8:37-49, "I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. 48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? 49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me."

I was taught early on not to talk about politics or religion, however, in this post, I will be addressing both. Recently I have been monitoring the 2012 Republican Nomination Debates, Caucuses and Primaries. There is no doubt in my mind who the clear choice is. He is the only candidate who is not a part of the corrupt Republican Establishment, although he is a Republican. A little foundation needs to be laid so that we might grasp the awesome picture these Scriptures reveal. The word 'Republican' is supposed to stand for those who are in favor of our nation's Republic. Democrats are in favor of a democracy. A Republic is defined as, "a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected president rather than a monarch." The archaic figurative is, "a community or group with a certain equality between it's members." Although the first definition gives us the broader meaning of the two, the second is more in line with this message.

A democracy is defined as, "control of an organization or group by the majority of it's members." In other words, the majority rules. A lot of folks today believe that a republic and a democracy are one and the same thing. I can assure you, they are not. In the history of world governments where democracy was employed, this system of government has always, without exception, degraded into a socialist state. After the socialist state becomes degraded, it eventually turns into a police state, then a dictatorship and then totalitarianism. We can see our nation heading full throttle in this direction when on Dec 31st 2011, our current President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This new law states that the government can invade our homes, at any time, for any reason, without a warrant, and imprison us for life. This boils down to a form of martial law. This is against our 4th Amendment Rights. He skirted around the 4th Amndt. by employing the International Military as his muscle (UN Troops) to do his dirty work. Those targeted are Christians and those who agree with the Constitution. Where are they sent? To a Prison in Cuba and other areas outside our borders. We will have no contact with our loved ones or lawyers. Those who are arrested and incarcerated, in fact, become political prisoners. By the way, our current President ran as and is the voice of the Democratic party. This is defiantly not a party 'For the People'. I am not against folks who are democrats. I am against the democratic system because it robs us of our civil liberties, creates a welfare state and encourages Government abuse.

A Republic however has to be given away for it to cease being of the people, by the people and for the people. The first steps to take away our nation's freedoms happened in December of 1913 when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the 16th Amendment. This is where he went against our Constitution and gave foreign banks the ability to design it's own currency, have our treasury department print and distribute it, with interest, among U.S. citizens. It also passed the use of the foreign bank's collection agency called the I.R.S., with it's "voluntary option of paying a tax on income to help absorb government costs." When people refer to 'The FED' this is what they are talking about. The Fed is Foreign BANKS not tied to our form of government. They have their own government. This government is used in what is now called the Corporate United States. The U.S. Constitution has our Republic form of government called the united (lower case emphasized) States of America. The Constitution forbids any such arrangement with foreign entities to control and coin our money or to collect it from our citizens because it is a conflict of interest and is morally deflating. For the reader who may not know it, the 16th Amendment was NEVER RATIFIED! Congress MUST ratify (vote on with a certain percentage in favor to pass) any bill before it can become law. Not one member of Congress was present the day this Amendment was presented. Why? Because Wilson made sure everyone was away to their home State for Christmas. Congress had not convened and therefore no one was there to vote for or against it. If they had been there, the motion would have never passed. This means that the 16th Amendment is UN-Constitutional, and therefore a bogus law. People are conditioned to believe it is legitimate through the main-stream media and making a few an example. This is pure intimidation and Propaganda which won't be found in the Constitution as a ratified Amendment.

Why do I go into all of this? Because our Government has established itself as a bullying, corrupt, free-spending, war-making, baby-murdering, business-controlling, privacy-invading, spin-doctoring, foreign police-enforcing, resource-depleting, food-poisoning, liberty-robbing, claim-jumping, tyranny! Now for the connection. Our Institutional, Main-Stream, Corporate  'Church' Organizational System functions much the same way. This is what I call, the 'Church' Establishment. It imposes doctrines and traditions on it's people WITHOUT Scriptural authority. The last thing they want is for some home church to expose the deceit within their walls. That's bad for business! The Government Establishment ignores the Law of the Land to spin their agenda and the 'Church' Establishment ignores the Word of God to spin their agenda. Much like the Government Establishment, it's all about the money. The State goes after your money (taxes) using threats and intimidation, and the 'Church' Establishment goes after our money (tithes) using the same intimidation tactics. The Government threatens to imprison us, and the 'Church' threatens us with false doctrine. They say that if we do not tithe, God will judge us for the 'crime' of robbing Him. Both Establishments are lying to us!

In the above verses, Jesus stands up to the 'Religious Establishment' of His day. He was defiantly anti-Establishment! Jesus exposes these phonies for who they really are (vs 44). He uses logical arguments, while putting them in their place. He is the One sound voice who correctly points out what God says about serving the Father in Heaven. He points the people and His critics to the Original Document (Himself). He shows them the Scriptural references in the O.T. to support His stance, but the incredible thing is, the Jews are hard of hearing! No matter how many times Jesus tries to set them straight, they end up asking the same questions and making the same accusations. After clearly making His point again and again, the Jews come back by accusing Jesus of being a foreigner and having a devil (vs 48). They make this preposterous remark because they have no other recourse but to slander Jesus. They resorted to labeling Him something He was not. Why? Because they refuse to admit that He is in the right and forfeit their standing as 'the Establishment' in Power.

I see a great similarity here. Today, we have a Republican candidate who is not a part of the Republican Establishment. He is anti-Establishment also. He is considered the red-headed step child of Congress. To the Political Establishment, he is an outsider. On Capital Hill, they call him, "Doctor No" because he's a physician and always votes "no" to BIG spending bills. He debates his Establishment opponents with logic, clarity and poise. He baffles his critics at every turn. He points us to the real law of the Land, the U.S. Constitution (THE Original American Document). He stays on point about the issues at hand while deferring the attempts of the Establishment to discredit, disconnect, derail and side-track him. He makes them all look foolish, yet they still claim he is "un-electable." They keep pushing the same false agenda hoping that he'll break-down or slip up. They try to dig up skeletons in his closet, but his closets are cleaned and swept where no dirt can be found. They try to attach another's fault to him, but he won't allow it to stick, all the while he stays the course. He has the best qualifications of any candidate running. He is incorruptible in his ethics. He takes on and deflects every false charge against him with his superior intellect, flair, humor, meekness, common sense and grace. He truly is what it is to be Christ-like.

Dr. & Congressman Ron Paul is fighting a similar battle our Lord did against the Religious Establishment two thousand years ago. No, he's not Jesus Christ, but he is a just man who serves the public with honor and integrity. Dr. Paul's detractors act out their juvenile behavior much the same way Jesus' detractors did. The Republican Establishment in Iowa were afraid that if Dr. Paul won the Iowa Caucus they might lose their standing as 'First' in the country to vote on who will be the next President. Dr. Paul was ahead by a large margin in every poll. He had more money and volunteers than he knew what to do with in Iowa. His campaign was embarrassing his contemporaries, and the Republican Establishment who clearly didn't want him to win. They feel that if he wins the Iowa caucus, the country might take serious notice of his common sense policies. To the Establishment, it would be a disaster because Dr. Paul is for a Republic, abiding by the Constitutional which, would all but obliterate BIG Government and it's BIG spending ways.

So what did they do? The night they collected all the votes from the people, they went behind closed doors to count the votes. But they did more than just count them. They took some from a lesser candidate's pile of votes and gave them to Santorum. The votes from another also-ran went to Mitt Romney. Ballot box stuffing occurs all the time. The Establishment again resorted to desperate measures. All of a sudden these two BIG spending, BIG Government, Republican Establishment Politicians leap-frogged over the honest public servant Dr. Paul. This ploy is nothing new. John F. Kennedy's people had used the same tactic working for him in his day, as did Lydon B. Johnson in his. Dirty politics will only cease when the Lord comes back to take us home.

The Government Establishment is built upon the sands of greed. Our 'Church' Establishment is built the same way on the same flimsy foundation. The Establishment never agrees with what is true and best for all. Both Establishments thrive on painting false perceptions to their members. They spin their stories to get what they want. The G.O.P. Establishment's candidate says, "I voted for cuts in spending!" What he doesn't say is the spending he's talking about is merely Proposed spending! That means someone suggested how much to spend in the future and not what is actually being spent today. We assume he means cutting the spending that's already going on, but he omits the part about future spending which only has been Proposed. What they are cutting doesn't even exist! They are Master's of the semantic. They spin a topic a certain way to make it appear that it makes sense.

The same ploy is used in our 'Church' Establishments today. They say that God commands us to tithe as Gentile Christians, but NO WHERE in the Bible does it teach this false doctrine. The perception is that we need to follow verses that say we are robbing God when we do not tithe (Malachi 3:8-9). The Clergy takes these obscure verses and spins it to super-impose it on us! It is done so often and with such conviction, people take the words of the people in the 'Church' Establishment over what God's Word says about it. The truth is, those verses were written to the Jewish priests and was never meant for us today. By Jewish law alone we are Prohibited from tithing. Jewish tithing was restricted within the borders of Israel alone and only among those who owned land there. Consequently, people today take the Government Establishment's word for whatever the current issue is rather than looking at the Law of the Land, (the U.S. Constitution) to see if it is lawful. The same errant philosophy is adopted by our 'Churched' friends. They fail to seek the Bible, in detail, to see if what they are doing is what God wants or intended. No wonder why we are in the mess we're in!

Christ's true church is supposed to be run in the spirit of equality, not false perceptions and  intimidating threats. It does not need money to exist. It does not need a dictator to take orders from. It runs on Power and is to benefit all, not just the few privileged elite. Our Constitution is based upon the Bible. It is based upon those principles God handed down to us freely in His Word. Our Constitution is to be followed because it is the LAW for our country, just as the Bible is God's law for the Christian. The Problem today is, the Constitution and God's Word have been mis-used and distorted beyond recognition. We are so used to listening to what the politician and the pastor says, that we don't bother to see what the Constitution and God's Word really says.

This message is to implore the reader to search out what is God's established truth rather than man's Establishments of religion, fiat government and their spin-doctors perception of so-called truth. For those who may not share my enthusiasm in this matter, I ask the same question Jesus and Dr. Paul asks the Religious and Political Establishments: "Why do ye not understand my speech?"(vs 43a)

My friends, when Jesus says something, He does it. His home-based church model is still available to us if we just allow ourselves to accept what the Bible says. The gates of hell has not prevailed against us. The 'Church' Establishment has put a devilish spin on what we think of as church today. Satan works his spin-doctoring magic in many arenas. Politics and his false 'Main-Stream 'Church' are right there at the top. I ask that we take a finer look at what Jesus Christ has to say in His Word and ignore the Main-Stream Corporate 'Church's lies.  

As for the political side, Probe deeper into other news sources and find out the rest of the story about Ron Paul's candidacy. The Communist News Network (CNN), Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS and the rest on TV are not viable news sources. They are the the liberal news media Establishment. Ron Paul is a major threat to them because they are the mouth pieces for the elite's Establishment which want things to continue the way they are. Discover Ron Paul's track record. See how he he delivers on his Promises and does what he says he will do for the benefit of us all.

The media and Republican Establishments gives a different perception on an issue when they say, "He'll cut military spending and make us vulnerable!" They are stopping short right there to make us believe it is an 'open and shut' case. They only tell us what they want us to know. What Dr. Paul Proposes is not to cut the military and those things vital to our defense, but the unnecessary spending in the defense budget that are not meant for defense. The media Establishment only spins a story to appear favorable for their cause by mixing the truth with lies. It's a familiar recipe that has been used by Satan since creation. The BIG Government Establishment gives billions to foreign countries, and campaign in other lands to break down their governments so they can build them up again. This is what's called the Military Industrial Complex (MIC), which has nothing to do with our national defense! This is what Dr. Paul wants to eliminate. He wants to end all of the international policing, stop picking fights with other countries and mind our own business instead of trying to gain Profit and power from abroad for the Corporate Establishment. The majority of these Profits are going to war contractors, not the American people. If Dr. Paul eliminates the MIC, we'll have much more money to build back up our national defense; and that's what he's aiming to do. These and many other reasons are why our military overwhelmingly support Ron Paul. They understand the whole issue.

Jesus went through a battle with His detractors in John 8, and so Dr. Paul has his battle in 2011-12. It is almost eerie how close these story-lines between our Lord and Dr. Paul really are. They both have enemies in high places who try to destroy, black-ball, engage in character assassination, spin the wrong image, ignore, cheat and connive to remove the threat they both pose to the status quot. I ask the reader to ask the Almighty to Protect Dr. Paul from harm. History has shown that those who oppose the FED have paid for their bravery with their lives. It happened to Lincoln and later Kennedy because they tried to return sound money to the people.

Please take a closer look at these Establishments and forsake them all. Come and embrace the true free home based church and a God led free America once again. For further info on this subject, see The 'Church' Establishment Part II.

1 comment:

  1. Great comparison with Jesus' actions and Ron Paul....Thanks