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Constance • 9 years ago

Dear Michael,

We are most assuredly living in the latter days (a time just before Jesus Christ returns and sets up His Kingdom) and all of the Biblical end time prophecies are in the process of coming together.

The Bible predicts certain things that are going to happen and have already began in our time described as "the beginning of sorrows" (Matthew 24:8). These days are leading up to what Jesus calls the Great Tribulation, which IS rapidly approaching.

No amount of preparedness is going to save us. The reason these things will come upon us is not because of our leaders and government, (we have the leaders we deserve!) but because we as a nation and the whole world have turned our backs on acknowledging our Creator God and refuse to obey His divine laws, which if obeyed would bring about perfect peace, prosperity, long happy lives and happy families. The days ahead are going to get so bad that unless Jesus Christ comes back to intervene in the things that are happening, no flesh (persons) will be saved. This is going to last for 3 1/2 years and then Jesus will come back to earth and it will be He, that will eradicate all evil from this earth. He will set up His Kingdom, and with the people that He has prepared and trained during this present age, He will begin the education process of teaching all peoples how to live wholesome, righteous lives that will make the earth a pristine, crowned jewel; a beautiful garden once again.

As for us in this nation, and including the modern day churches of the world, God says:

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected [my] knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest [leader or minister] to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children."

No amount of intelligence or money is going to save us, only genuine, sincere
repentance to belief in our Almighty Creator,( who made us and loves us) and to the keeping of His WAY of life will turn the tide. But it does not appear that there are very many who are willing to look to Him and repent of their evil perverse ways. The Tribulation will be our wake up call and many are going to die and suffer, but
there is still hope; for God is going to usher in His KINGDOM that will be everything that we could ever dream of or hope for. For more information please visit our Website - A Shining Light! Proclaiming Hope for Humanity. There, you will find many good articles with the truth about how we can REALLY have hope for this (what seems like) dying planet in the years to come. I invite you to visit us and see for yourself and to learn about God's Plan; It is so AWESOME! And there is ultimately HOPE for HUMANITY when we understand God's Plan of Salvation.

The Bible contains the Truth, that is the only place we will find it! When Jesus began His ministry, He said "Repent and believe the gospel" the gospel is the whole Word of God! I beseech your readers to look into His Word for the answers and study for yourself as to what all of us should be doing while there is still time.

After much destruction and pain that will come upon this nation and upon the whole world because of the sins of mankind, Jesus is going to come to earth and banish all evil and corruption from it and usher in REAL peace, righteousness and justice for all peoples.

"Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David,and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." (Isaiah 9:7)

Michael, and all those who are reading this comment: This prophecy is going to happen no matter what mere men may say or do. It is SURE, and is going to happen when sin becomes so full in the earth that God has to intervene to save it; and it will happen in God's perfect timing as outlined in His Word. In the meantime it behooves us to seek Him with all our hearts and strive to keep all of His commandments and laws. His LAWS are the only ones that really matter.

For those still living and those born after the Tribulation, this is what the world will look like:

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall ALL FLESH come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

Guest • 9 years ago

Steve Quayle...is that you?

Make sure you look up the Bayside Prophecies by Veronica Leuken.

Constance • 9 years ago

No, they are prophecies that are in the Bible. Look up Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Malachi, Matthew 24, Revelation, and many other Books of the Bible!

HERR AGATON • 9 years ago

It's normal to be a Christian fundamentalist
Fundamentalist originally had a positive connection and standing for fundamental - normal Christianity. "

"The word fundamentalism was coined in the United States in connection with a series of books about twelve short books, published between 1910 and 1915. total of sixty-four authors participated, the most renowned of them BB Warfield of Princeton Seminary. The series was called" The Fundamentals. "Behind the issuance stood Christians who wanted to give a response to the emerging liberal theology by identifying the fundamentals of the Christian confession of Jesus. They talked about the five basic truths; four concerning the person and work of Jesus, and a source of knowledge concerning
1 Virgin Mary birth of Jesus...
2 Jesus divinity and atonement death of Jesus Christ the son of God
3 Jesus bodily resurrection
4 The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
5 The authority of the Bible and the inerrancy.


"Today, the term fundamentalist is a typical" enemy designation ', a concept you are trying to smear onto your opponents to incapacitate him or her through all the hopeless connotations the word has today. Fundamentalist: literal, anti-intellectual, anti-scientific, sectarian, intolerant, fanatical terrorist

21 Goals of the Illuminati by Dr. John Coleman

1. To establish a One World Government/New World Order with a unified church and monetary system under their direction…

Guest • 9 years ago

ThePope and Obama are on the same stage
in Yankee Stadium in front of a huge crowd.

The Pope leans towards President Obama and says,
"Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every personin this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"

Obama replied, "I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of your
hand....Show me!"

So the Pope backhanded him and knocked him off the stage!
AND THE CROWD ROARED & CHEERED WILDLY and there was happiness through out the land!
Peace Out!

Guest • 9 years ago

That's funny!...If it were true...
Obama is the pope's LOVE right now.

mtzpdlkldpztm722 • 9 years ago

The UN of Religions ... It's the "Good News Club !!!"

Guest • 9 years ago

ok,your the first of 7 replies. Weather you like it or not, their is a consolidation of rlgigions there. Oh, the pope is in charge of them all.....what a good guy ha!

mtzpdlkldpztm722 • 9 years ago

... rlgigions ... what that ??? ... a subspecies of
androids ... rigged elections ???

Just joking !

Guest • 9 years ago

dammit...religions! Oh hell, what's the matter with me..you know?

mtzpdlkldpztm722 • 9 years ago
Guest • 9 years ago

Oh shit! That's for real??....

Guest • 9 years ago

Religion promises a wondrous afterlife while screwing the more readily available here and now; thus exposing that it truly was birthed from the hearts of men, and not of a "God".

prairiedog • 9 years ago

Napoleon said, 'Religion is what keeps the poor from killing the rich."

Guest • 9 years ago
Guest • 9 years ago

Religion is a human construct ("birthed from the hearts of men").

Call that statement baseless if you wish. You are wrong.

Guest • 9 years ago

Many of the Diocesan Priests in the US are living large.

Creation • 9 years ago

God never created men, but men created God.

Billo • 9 years ago

Isn't Shimon Peres a war criminal terrorist just like all the other Israeli PM's? Israel should take a look back on history to try to figure out how they ended up the evil beast they are. Repent definitely.

queer_america • 9 years ago

This Pope is a heretic.

willie • 9 years ago

Israel best not forget the ill-will that has been shown them by the Roman Catholic church since its inception in the 4th century when they also hijacked Christianity. Romans are conquerors, always have been and always will be, no matter whether political or religious. Poop Francis is bad news and shouldn't be given press time.

Guest • 9 years ago

Universal Absolutism.
That means worldwide, universal, over every nation, absolute power. Absolutism is their great doctrine, that absolute power resides in the hands of the General. He is limited by no constitution. He is limited by no law.
This is the Great Doctrine of Divine Right, the Divine Right of Kings that was so fought against by the Calvinists. We Bible-believing Calvinists believe in the Rule of Law. The Law is king. Rutherford’s "Lex Rex". The Jesuits believe the king is the law—Louis XIV: "I am the law". So, it’s going to be a universal, world-wide king who, himself, is the law. All authority will be in him, as he rules the world from Jerusalem, as the Beast. It is going exactly as planned....lmao!!

Robby Daniel • 9 years ago

King Moses just disappeared ~ There was 'NO' habeas-corpus ~
Being king can be a pretty dangerous business for truthful ppl ~

Pope gary the first • 9 years ago

I already declared myself Pope of the atheists two years ago!All hail me! Pope Gary!

Bill Dando • 9 years ago

We'll call it the New World Religion and build the third temple in Jerusalem and rename Israel to Zion and reveal our "godly" chosen machuririan candidate and pray to Lucifer and offer "eternal heaven cybernet" entry at affordable slavery prices to escape Lucifer's Hell created here.

guest • 9 years ago

all the jews do is talk- they love to hear themselves talk... and the pedophilic jesuits just suck their cocks...

hang every pedophile priest, hang every jew.

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

The End of Religion: The Beginning of Love

By David Evans

'God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.'
~ Joseph Campbell ~

'We invent truths about God to protect ourselves
from the wolf's cries we hear
and make.'
~ St. Thomas Aquinas

'God is love.'
~ Gandhi ~

First and foremost I am a poet (only in my own mind perhaps) and not inclinded to write expository essays. So dear reader please forgive the lack of completeness and coherent structure with which I treat this important subject. I will leave that to the many philosopers, theologians and other rapscallions who have treated this subject in the past and will undoubtedly address it with more grace and expertise in the future. We live in a scientific age. Science has promised to enrich our lives through discovery and has helped create 'systems' to support life based largely on its principles. These systems now span the globe and are presently on the verge of collapse threatening to send us back to the dark ages. Science has suggested that one day it may solve the mysteries of the universe yet we find ourselves no more than lost inmates trapped in our own mechanized existence devoid of enchantment and wonder. We are numb to the rapture of existence. I have little faith in science when it comes to answering the transcendent questions of human life for it is the heart that is the true portal to Elysium. Some scientists and science journalists are referring to the recent confirmation of the existence of the Higgs Boson (the particle that gives mass to matter) as the 'God Particle.' Does the discovery of such a sub-atomic particle bring us any closer to the divine? It's behavior and meaning can certainly engender awe at the subtle complexity of the cosmos and particularly the sub-atomic realm. It is useful to speculate about its meaning. I think science can seek to solve the mysteries of the universe but it's mission is not to 'find' God. This is good because certain scientific discoveries may enable us to infer significant things about the transcendent realm. Conversely reknowned theoretical physist Lee Smolin ('The Trouble with Physics') and others have argued quite convincingly that modern physics has devolved into sensless attempts to make reality match the complex equations of string theory. Proper science would demand that the equations fit reality. Recent advances in physics and cosmology have proven that the 'big bang' is perhaps a fiction (Steinhardt & Turok). Other physicists are now suggesting that the universe was created from nothing (Krauss). All that work to explain that we came from nowhere? Are we no more than the orphans of oblivion?

I do not believe in the God of Monotheism for 'he' is often the exclusive property of a particular religion or sect. 'God' is a concept that limits the divine and defines it according to a set of precepts that are interpreted by intermediaries like Priests, Rabbis, Mullahs, Pastors and other self proclaimed holy men. Can we not stand bravely, naked and alone before 'God'? As mankind has matured through trials of strife and paroxysms of creative joy one thing has become clear: We don't need anyone to mediate our relationship with that which is divine. Any religious group, church or denomination which claims exclusivity with 'God' is a false religion for we are all the chosen people and the promised land is within each human heart. Where God ends love can begin. Each human heart is on the cross where time meets space. Our hearts weave eternity all around us and within us strand by precious strand with the love and kindness we show others in our thoughts, dreams and actions. Our heart is the loom of eternity. Christ's resurrection was a metaphor for human ascension into love. It is time for us to grow up as a species and put religion behind us. Either 'God' is the 'God' of all or 'he' is the 'God' of none. Each major world religion is generally comprised of many sects that feud with each other about some aspect of 'God's' nature or some matter of major or minor doctrinal difference. As famed guitarist Eric Clapton sang 'It takes a fool to learn that love don't love nobody.' Love is inclusive. Love loves everybody and therfore nobody. It is not possessive and is a constant process of learning to let go so that we may come to be. To allow others to be as they are and to see the beauty in that. If one cannot look in one's fellow man's eyes and see the face of God then all is lost. A simple act of human kindness without expectation of reward is more powerful than all the Papal edicts or Holy scriptures combined.

Did 'God' create man in his image or did man create 'God' in his image? The answer seems clear to me. He is the personification of all our fears, hopes and desires. 'God' as he is referred to in various sects of Christianity is an entity to be feared (though we are assured that he loves us all.) I heard a preacher say the other day that the beginning of wisdom was the fear of God. No assertion could be more preposterous. Fear of 'God' is no reason to lead a good and virtuous life. The excercise of virtue comes from within the human heart and is volitional and its own reward without need of any offical heavenly dispensations. I know of many atheists who are leading and have lead exemplary lives filled with compassion and caring. Who would you admire more the man who doesn't believe in an eternal reward and yet leads an exemplary life of high virtue or the man who leads a life of virtue because he fears eternal damnation? Preacher's, reverands and members of the clergy often quote scripture to support their belief in 'God' yet it is clear to me that the Bible is not the infallible word of God, rather it is the fallible word of man about 'God.' It is important to note that the bible is chock full of significant contradictions which modern day Elmer Gantrys gloss over as the product of 'higher' mind. Oh we can't possibly know 'God's' higher intentions that would explain away these contradictions and to do so is presumptuous and possibly blasphemous. Is it not written that 'All things work together for good for those who love 'God' (Romans 8:28). Tell that to the lost souls of Auschwitz or the Palestinians of today living in Gaza. What rediculous tripe and nonsense. The bible is ancient history and grossly irrelevant to our live's today. Does it have some wisdom and value? Of course it does but so do Shakespeare, Milton, Goethe, Dante, Rumi, Hafiz, Rilke and a host of great literary geniuses worldwide. The four Gospels were written by men who never walked with Christ. The only Gospel that may have been written by someone who actually heard Christ teach directly was the Coptic Gospel of Thomas (and how different it is from the four official ones). Wisdom is wisdom and it does not begin with a fear of God, but with the love of God expressed through our love for each other. Love arises from the ardent, struggling human heart. I suggest that we set 'The Good Book' aside and find the bible that is written in each of our own hearts.

It is up to the individual to bring meaning to life weather one is an atheist, agnostic or a true believer. I choose to find my own way through the ocean of human strife. I would suggest that one can believe in 'God' without believing in 'God.' Frankly I eschew the term altogether (except for the purpose of this discussion) and tend to place it within quotations because I think it is a loaded term that is both limiting and meaningless. I see 'God' as a great mystery. A mystery beyond human comprehension. Religions try to define the indefinable. Too often the invocation of 'God' cuts off all debate about life's deeper questions. It stifles the true awe and rapture one can feel in being alive. It foils true curiosity with ready made answers that one has no 'choice' but to accept. The yearning, questioning and suffering soul is one that is alive with potential. In the Christian conception 'God' is often referred to as 'the father.' The metaphor for this relationship to mankind is as a stern parent to a child. Ok let's go with that metaphor. I am a parent and I do not want my children to worship me (and I assure you they don't.) We excercise discipline with our children when they are incapable of governing themselves. The objective in the long run is to have them become their own unique expressions of what it means to be human. Eventually they will become co-equal members of society. We love our children unconditionally as a true 'God' would love us. The 'God' of the Bible is often tyrannical, angry, petty and violent. This is not my 'God.' Any God that would be a 'God' is not a God.

We have to consider the possibility that the creator(s) of this world might have had malevolent intentions (Demiourgos, gr). The Greeks posited the existence of a creator god known as the Demiurge (Master Craftsman). The Demiurge was viewed as somewhat less than loving and benevolent. Why is it that we assume that the creator of the universe is one and the same as the creator of human life on Earth? Does this necessarily follow as a matter of logic? Could not a number of intermediary forces have intervened in the creation of man such as he is? Why such a cavernous discrepency between the high artistic, literary and cultural achievements of man and man the wager of world wars who is guilty of such horrible acts of wanton slaughter and cruel torture? What can explain the road from the Parthenon to the Pentagon? From the beauty of Virgil's prose to the blood soaked trenches of Verdun? Can you think of an animal that tortures his or her own? Was man really born to suffer 'as the sparks fly upward? (Job 5:7). Are we, as the Angel's poet (Rilke) wrote 'waters of sorrow?' Is the accepting life borne on thorn and thistle the only real immortal epistle? I think we need to question some of the basic assumptions of life including those that are at the very root of our reality. No assumption is more pernicious, to my mind, than the idea that our lot is one of suffering and misery. Famed mythologist Joseph Campbell entreated us to joyfully embrace the sorrows of this world. He reminded us that each of us is on a heroes journey and that the only way to change the world is to change ourselves. We all have a cross to bear. We all have our own Calvary Hill to mount. Physical entropy and strife is our shared cross. We are the pulsing agony and the ecstasy of the present moment. Our most intense suffering, though, is self inflicted and it is this suffering that I am beginning to question? Where does this suffering come from? Some suggest that it is endemic to human nature and that it is imprinted in our DNA or is part of the 'reptilian' brain that we have inherited through evolution ( Carl Sagan 'The Dragon's of Eden.) This may or may not be true.

If love is the saving grace of humanity why does Mankind so easily sucumb to predatory impulses? Was this always the case? Is our savage nature a holdover from evolution when self-preservation was a desirable trait? Did we really evolve bio-mechanically as Mr. Darwin asserted? (can we not question even the most sacred theories for they are only theories?) Was our original creation for a higher purpose that has somehow been subverted? I do not believe that man was intended to be a 'fallen angel.' When I consider the sensless brutality and cruelty that humans are capable of I must wonder what purpose it serves? Do we dare postulate that our reality seems to be distorted and our suffering amplified by a force that passes through us? Is evil a necessity? Is evil really a part of the natural order of things or a deadly predator feeding off our collective misery? We need to begin to seriously consider these questions. For if love is the saving grace of humanity then we need to wonder why it is being attenuated to such a degree that we must witness the foul butchery of Rwanda, the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia and the wanton cruelty of 'ISIS' a recent 'test tube' baby of American Intelligence. Must we accept this as our lot in life? If this is really the case then like Ivan in the 'Brother's Karamazov' (Dostoevsky) I must return my ticket (to life).

' The first step to the knowledge of the the wonder and mystery of life is the recognition of the monstrous nature of the earthly realm as well as its glory, the realization that this is just how it is and that it cannot and will not be changed. Those who think they know how the universe could have been had they created it, without pain, without sorrow, without time, without death, are unfit for illumination.'

~Joseph Cambell~

Because we live in a physical universe can we escape the agony of entropy, the inescapable wounds of time? Perhaps not but in one final act of creative ecstasy let us envision a world without Rwanda, Bosnia and ISIS. This is a vision worth persuing or our live's will be no more than love's last lament. I would not discount the great significance of the heroes journey of which Christ's life is the shining example. Christ did not die for our sins, he lived to show us the way to freedom. We have been convinced by so many blood soaked pages of history that we are guilty of something, that we have somehow fallen from grace. This guilt is what fills the church pews and guilds the collection plates. Christ taught us that we can always escape the prison of our own torment one heart at a time but can we not also dream of a better world where life itself is the greatest work of art? What kind of being was man really meant to be? Look into your heart and I am sure you will find a higher purpose for which to live. We have had enough of history to convince us of our own downfall when what we need today are hearts that sing love songs to us in the present. Time to enter the cathedral of our own souls. Let us celebrate the end of religion and ascend together into love's ready embrace.

Rick • 9 years ago

"Jesus loves me , this I know , for the Bible tells me so."'

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

Jesus was a historical person. The Christ is a metaphor for a state of consciousness that each human being can attain. It is a state of pure love and freedom. Much of what is taught by the bible is to be taken metaphorically not literally which is a mistake many fundamentalists make. The virgin birth, for example, refers to the virgin birth of the soul. Ultimately though, it is the bible of the heart that is the greatest work of wisdom....I hope you find it!

Rick • 9 years ago

'' The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked : who can know it ? " Jeremiah . chapter 17 , verse 9.
I appreciate your kind intensions , but this verse explains why reliance on your own heart felt beliefs that seem correct to you and others will ultimately cause you to question and then reinterpret the divinely inspired Word of God to fit those beliefs . This only leads to error and eternal separation from God. The Bible , with easily understood exegesis of text , interprets itself. It is the only source of eternal truth. All others, like the parable says, are built on shifting sands.

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

It is often claimed by those who are brainwashed by religion that salvation can only be achieved through Jesus Christ. Question: What about all the millions of people who lived before Jesus? What kind of just 'God' would condemn them to eternal damnation? I am afraid you are wrong. 'God' if he is a real 'God' is either the God of all or the 'God' of none. Read my essay and it may help to open your heart at long last. Any religion that excludes others or divides us is illegitimate. The true bible is written in the heart.

Rick • 9 years ago

Your well written essay seems to avoid the one fact that seems so clearly evident when reading the Bible . The omnipotent sovereign God , spoken of in the Scriptures, has total dominion over the beings He created . He doesn't have to explain himself to us or abide by our human rules of fairness. If His Son's sacrifice and death on the cross was the only means acceptable to Him for our salvation , then we should accept this free gift of grace and live our lives in obedient gratitude while awaiting the promise of eternal life in Heaven. For those who lived and died without ever hearing the Gospel preached , they will be judged by the capacity of right and wrong they possessed at the time they committed willful sin .

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

I appreciate your comments but I do not believe that the scriptures are the infallible word of God. The Kingdom of Heaven is within. I agree that the human heart has some dark recesses but the path to true freedom is through the darkness. I cannot (and will not) anthropomorphize 'God.' He is not a 'man.' God the Father is a metaphor not a reality. I refer to the divine as the Mystery of Mysteries, that which is beyond words or description who abides in each of us and that we can discover if we reach the promised land within. Your heart is a treasure!

Rick • 9 years ago

In the four Gospels , Jesus speaks of His heavenly Father dozens of times . He was always referring to their relationship . God is a spiritual being , far beyond our intelligence to comprehend or relate to. That was why He sent His Son to Earth . Jesus said , " If you have seen me , you have seen the Father ." " I and my Father are one ." John : chapter 10 , verse 30. The historical Jesus existed . And I believe that the Gospels accurately record what He said.

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

Actually the 4 'official' Gospels differ with each other in many dramatic ways. I think the real message Christ taught is that we are all sons (and daughters) of the living father and that heaven is within. We need not wait for some great apocalyptic event at the end of time. We make a terrible mistake when we try to interpret the life of Jesus literally. I recommend that you read the works of the great Mythologist Joeseph Campbell who has written a number of books on the subject of religious metaphors. 'We are all Christs and don't realize it.' If one interprets religious precepts to dogmatically then they become as the rancid skin of the snake that needs to be sloughed off. Does the caterpillar know that it really a butterfly?

Rick • 9 years ago

Christ spoke of the "wheat and tares" and goats and sheep . He spoke of Hell more often than He did of Heaven. The doctrine of Universalism is so very appealing to the hearts of men . But, when you exalt human reason over divine revelation , you place your soul at risk. The fideist , Blaise Pascal , was correct when he said that human knowledge cannot attain significant certainty and this weakness places us " under the influence of passions and prejudices ." Only through faith in the Jesus Christ described of in the Bible , who said " I am the Way , the Truth , and the Life , no man comes unto the Father , but through me '' , can anyone attain forgiveness and eternal life .

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

Find 'The Christ' within rather than worshiping a cross on the wall.

Rick • 9 years ago

No one will ever find Christ within, until he first opens the door to his heart , and by faith , invites Him in.

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

He is there already and is the force of love that is actually independent of the historical Jesus. We would be inviting him in to his own home.

Rick • 9 years ago

'' Behold , I stand at the door, and knock : if any man hear my voice and open the door , I will come in to him , and will sup with him , and he with me ." Revelation 3 , verse 20 .
That is the only Christ , all others are counterfeit . I would not lie to you.

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

Of course this 'force' of love that exists within each and every human heart is not exclusive to Christianity. The Bible is so much PR for the Christian 'God.' Since I don't believe that the bible is the infallible word of God then it is pointless to quote from it. I believe in the 'God' that is not a 'God' and that is beyond words and descriptions. The only Bible worth quoting is within your heart. Someone or something wants us to believe that the human heart is inherently evil. That is a bunch of nonsense. As I have said before Jesus (with the Christ within) did not die for our sins he died to set us free.

Rick • 9 years ago

His dying for our sins , was meant to set us free. And that truth, even for the most dedicated of Christians , takes a whole lifetime to fully understand and to be implemented . That is why the world looks on us as hypocrites , and rightly so at times. We are all , as Paul spoke of himself , " the chief of sinners.''

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

The Loom of Eternity

The gentle heart doth eternity groom
Strand by precious strand
And tho I face the gales of doom
I have found the promised land

A moment here, a moment there
The agony and ecstacy pure
As I ready my tender soul to bare
And cast my angel lure

Oh fallen angel come to me
And tell me your gentle tale
Of how you loved so complete
And grew your awful tail

For on the cross where time meets space
The passionate heart doth weave
A smile on Eternity's face
As the angel of death takes leave

I want you to see this loving God
That shines through every face
Who wallows in the misty fog
And winks from outer space

Throw away those scriptures sure
And plumb thine heart complete
No story so clean and pure
In the jaws of our defeat

And tho all matter to pass away
Caress the soft blade of love's despair
And you will never rue the day
The sun lit this devil's lair

Rise together, oh orphans of oblivion
The time has come to fly
Like some crazy winged simian
To find joy in the tears we cry

And as we sing ourselves to sleep
The Angels shall watch oe'r us
Inmates of the Dark Prince's keep
Ave verum corpus!

Rick • 9 years ago

"Fallen angel " , " Dark Prince '' ; did the writer intend them as metaphors or to be taken literally ?

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

They are really metaphors.

ReluctantWarrior • 9 years ago

You know we may use metaphors to describe forces that generally ought not to be concretized because the literal application of these metaphors misses the point. Example: The Virgin Birth is really a beautiful metaphor for the birth of the soul or 'The Christ' in each of us and not the physical birth of Jesus.

Robby Daniel • 9 years ago

(Correct ways to re-create the 'Order of the Ages' within the chaos it creates) ~
Always one to go straight to the zeitgeist of a matter, always one to grab a Molech-bull by the horns, or grab it by the balls if it's facing the other way at our primary encounter, I'd suggest one sure fire certain way to kill the church would be to apply the same method first used by the Roman Jew Saul of Tarsus ~
Firstly, find a way to place your own brand of totally warped highly secret square and circle compass x square cockameanie (sic) kabala occultist waffle as the true foundation of the church doctrine in the public mind in place of the original Christ's original teachings themselves ~ This works wonders (Lying miracles) to separate the mind of the believer from the mind of the true historical Jew Christ ~
Soon all truth becomes subjugated to the rational exigencies of the spirit of the age (The aforementioned Zeitgeist) and that troublemaking 1st century Jew Christ will never again get his foot, let alone his heart and mind, into the door again ~
Secondly ~ Find Christ's body, clone him, then kill him again just to make sure ~

Earth has never been flat • 9 years ago

This "UN for religions " could be called
.."THE FORUM FOR FLAT EARTHERS" ..cuz just about every major religion (ancient texts) claim that our planet is FLAT, not a sphere = religions are completely man-made.

Guest • 9 years ago

Saint Malachi made his prophecies about this Pope.
So far, he has been correct.

Fr. Malachi Martin (Jesuit) would have much to write about in allegory if he were alive today.

So many Catholics don't trust this Pope.

God bless whomever the real Pope is...

Ted Restric • 9 years ago