What the Bible says about light and seed

The True Light "In him, (the Lord Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world,…the world didn’t recognize him." John 1:4,9.

The Good Seed and the Weeds “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Matthew 13:24,25.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Unto Whom Much Is Given - by Jack Kinsella



 Christianity, in the sense of a philosophy, is fraught with seemingly contradictory notions, as seen from the perspective of this world. For example, one attains victory over sin by surrender to Jesus.

Christian philosophy teaches that human weakness demonstrates Christ’s strength. Victory by surrender and strength through weakness are not commonly practiced strategies.

It is our nature to attain victory by overcoming the opposition and develop strength by force. The carnal existence is driven, at its most base level, by the two prime motivators; the acquisition of pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
In most human pursuit, the objective is to win and the prize is to live.

Paul writes to the Philippians;
“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (1:21)
Of all the seemingly contradictory thoughts within Christian philosophy, it is this one that most of us have the hardest time with. And it completely baffles the world.

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (Revelation 14:13)
The New Testament begins with Jesus pronouncing God’s blessing on the living in the Beatitudes. It concludes with this beatitude for “those who die in the Lord.”

God says that death is an enemy, the product of sin, but that for those who know Christ, it is not the end, but rather it is the beginning. Here is another seemingly contradictory analogy. When a baby is born, it is both the end of a pregnancy and the start of a new life. For a Christian, death is like that.

The Bible says that when we die, we are immediately received into the Presence of God. It doesn’t happen at some time in the future, or at a faraway place or a faraway time. Your soul, (your mind, will and emotions, the ‘ghost in the machine’ that makes you You) does not cease when the body does.

The Three Fold Nature of ManYour soul is primarily shaped by the events of your lifetime. You are, to a large degree, the product of your experiences. That is how we are designed – the Bible equates age with wisdom because there is no teacher like one’s own experiences.

But it isn’t your soul that has experiences, it is the body. Think of a person born deaf, blind and dumb and stuck in an iron lung, devoid of human contact. It’s a horrible thought – unimaginably horrible, really. To be stuck like that, a mind without a body, without sight, sound, touch . . . brrrrr!

The experiences of the body provide the majority of the input that makes you You, but the body is not You. It is your possession, not your essence. Your body is the gateway to the soul through which we receive input via the five senses of touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing.

The seeming contradictions between the carnal understandings of Christian philosophy like victory and death are the consequence of the Christian’s ‘sixth sense’ as expressed by the Apostle Paul.
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6)

The carnal mind has but the five senses of input. The sixth sense is spiritual; to be spiritual minded is to be able to ‘see’ via your spirit, which was ‘quickened’ or made alive, by the indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit.

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” (Romans 8:16)

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1st Corinthians 2:14)

Do you see? It is more than simply the fact that salvation and the things of God seem foolish to the unsaved. It is that the spirit is stillborn, like the horrifying example of the active mind trapped in a useless body devoid of sensory input.

Assessment:
Saved or lost, that part of you that makes you You is immortal. When the gateway through the body closes at physical death, your soul now gets its input via the spirit. We receive spiritual insights now; our souls hunger for spiritual input now; but we also have the five carnal senses now.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1st Corinthians 13:12)
When the body’s sensory gates are closed at death, that glass is no longer clouded. If one’s spirit is alive, that is. If one’s spirit has not been quickened, the carnal sensory input stops.

That is the first death. One’s soul is in hell, trapped in a dead spirit, much as one might imagine being trapped in a dead body. Like being buried alive.
At the Great White Throne, the souls of the dead without Christ are assembled for final judgment and the resurrection of the dead.

“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” (Revelation 20:13)

Those souls are now equipped once more with bodily, carnal sensory input capabilities. Now that they are reunited, body and soul . . .
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation 20:14)

In truth, death is all about appearances. We see the grave and we sorrow, we mourn, we grieve – but God sees it from the perspective of eternity to come. God grieves for us in our ignorance, telling us that;

“. . .Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” (1st Corinthians 2:9)
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:18-19)

When we die, we don’t ‘wake up’ on the ‘other side’ so much as we merely switch glasses. Both science and the Bible agree that there is both a visible and invisible existence. Quantum physics demands the existence of additional dimensions beyond the three dimensions we now occupy.

“For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” (Romans 1:20)

The invisible things of Him are as real as the three-dimensional creation that we currently occupy. What is the evidence for the invisible? Oftentimes I’ll hear somebody use ‘air’ as an example of something that is invisible but yet exists.
That’s not entirely satisfactory. I can spray a colored substance and ‘see’ air. I can ‘see’ air through refracted light. Air has substance. Air is real.
But even more real than air is Me. “I think therefore I am.” There is nothing more real to me than Me, and everything about me that makes me Me is more invisible than air.

My soul has no mass. It cannot be detected by weight. It has no substance or shape or dimensions. But it is as real as . . well, it is as real as I am. And everybody has a soul. The invisible is very, very real.

Death is real. But it is real only in the sense that a pregnancy is real. The goal of the pregnancy is for it to end with the beginning a newer, richer existence.
Knowing all this information is empowering. But there is nothing in this world that comes without cost, and the price of this empowering and comforting knowledge is high, indeed.

I know what will happen when I die – at least, in know in part. Right now, I see through a glass, darkly. I know I will see my loved ones again. And like Job, I know it will be in my flesh, and not another’s. I will see my Savior in my flesh, with mine own eyes, and not another’s. (Job 19:25-27)

That’s the comforting and empowering part of this knowledge. But I also know what awaits those who enter eternity with their spiritual eyes closed. That’s the price tag that comes with it.

That’s why there is joy in heaven over one sinner who turns to Christ. (Luke 15:10) It is why God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2nd Peter 3:9)

It is why we should “sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” (1st Peter 3:15)

“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: (Luke 12:48)

Jack Kinsella

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Personal Experience of a Very Young Christian Believer

Written and published by Jean-Louis Mondon

I would like to share with you a personal experience I had with the Lord right after my spiritual new birth which have taught me 4 basic principles which  have served to strengthen and sustain my faith. In his goodness and grace, the Lord demonstrated his care and loving-kindness to me by giving me what I call a shot of colostrum in my first steps as a baby Christian along with the spiritual milk of his word. He was preparing me for the weaning that happens as a natural stage in the baby´s growth and the long walk through the desert that was awaiting me.

These principles are:
1. We might be doing a good, spiritual, church related activity or service, but actually Jesus-Christ our head may have something different and better that he wants us to do, that is his will for us at the present time, no matter what the circumstances look like to our human eyes.


2. Listen to the inner guiding voice of the Holy Spirit in you. With time you will recognize it just like you are able to recognize the particular tone of voice of your loved ones.
 

3.Do not be ashamed of your Lord and Savior Jesus-Christ.

4. The Bible is the true word of God. You can trust it as God will speak to you through its pages with the illumination of the Holy Spirit.

Just a few weeks after I was born again, twenty-two years old at the time, I had been going to a Baptist church and joined the choir as people encouraged me to participate in activities. I was giving my testimony on a Christian radio show, enjoyed reading and learning from the Bible, going to church and being fed by My Father´s providential hand. I had the same exhilarated feeling as when I first put my foot on the US soil just to celebrate my first Christmas with my American sponsor´s family, that of an immigrant who is starting a new life in the land of freedom where nobody knows or cares about your past and where you can look forward to a new exciting life full of opportunities.

One Thursday afternoon as I was walking to the church for choir rehearsal, I felt an inner voice telling me to turn around and go to the bar in a seedy part of town where I had been drinking a few weeks ago with a friend of mine before I became a believer. This thought left me confused as I stopped in my track not understanding what was happening.

I had barely started reading the New Testament, was not aware of the Holy Spirit as a teacher, a guide and all of his ministry in the believer´s life. I was afraid of being late and went on a few more steps when the impression got stronger. I thought it strange and a temptation to prevent and side track me from doing my service to my new found God. So I went on until the third prompting was so intensely felt that I just had to turn around and walk back to the bar.

There as I sat on a bar stool and ordered a drink, the man next to me with the imposing physique of a huge football player asked me in a “basso profundo”  booming voice: “Who, are, you? “

Who wouldn´t be intimidated? I certainly was. So with my best French accent, I recited my resume, name, birth place and other data that we usually give total strangers when we are introduced. This went on for a while as the man kept repeating the same question and didn´t seem to be satisfied with my adding each time true, factual answers about myself. But inside of me, my chest was heaving as I heard the soft small voice of God asking me the same question: Who are you Jean-Louis? Are you going to properly identify yourself or are you ashamed of me? Bear in mind that I had not yet read the verse on Christ being ashamed of us if we are ashamed of Him. Mark 8:38: If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."

So finally, unable to resist the pressure of the Spirit, I told the man: OK, let´s go sit down in a quiet corner so we can talk undistracted and I can tell you who I really am.

The man replied: "well, that´s better” as if he knew something that escaped me and was setting me up for a strange encounter.
Up to that day, I had been shielded, being around Christians and had never had to be in a confrontational situation as this.

I proceeded to tell the man that I was a new born believer and shared with him my testimony of how God had brought me miraculously to the US and had changed my heart and my life.

He, in turn shared how he had turned his back on God and felt his life was a wreck without any hope of finding his way back to his relationship with Jesus. He had become a hopeless drunk. He even passed me a bad check in exchange for a few dollars so he could buy liquor.

After a long heart to heart conversation, I told him about the grace and mercy God and that if he had done it for me, he would do it for him also. All he had to do was to repent of his sins and ask forgiveness and God would accept him back into the relationship and help him to lead a victorious life.

He was truly touched by my words and his countenance brightened up. He told me to wait for him and that he was going to bring me back a present to thank me.
A few minutes later, he walks to the table with a big black bible and hands it to me as a gift for having taken the time to listen to his story and given him a ray of hope. 

Conclusion:

The following Sunday after church, my sponsor friend who had become my spiritual mother leading me to the Lord were eating in a restaurant. We were finishing our dessert and I thought it a propitious moment to show her my newly acquired bible and shared with her the surrounding events that led to the receiving this precious gift.

As we leafed through the first pages containing the personal family information of the owner, she exclaimed: “the name of the owner is the same as the man´s sitting at a table not far from ours. I know that man”.

Piqued with curiosity and a little overwhelmed by the strange sequence of fortuitous, incredible events happening in such a short time, I got up and introduced myself. As I was asking him if he recognized the bible, his face beamed with surprise mixed with emotional intensity as if he had recognized a long lost friend. He replied: “This bible belongs to me and my family. We lost it 25 years ago.” I sat down to explain the amazing story of how it came in my possession. He listened carefully even more awestruck than I was as I related to him an outline of my spiritual journey and the details of my past week adventure in the spiritual realm and God´s providential instruction in leading the way and teaching me in a real and unmistakable manner.

As I told him that I was happy to have found his bible and handing it to him, he graciously offered me to keep it as a token of God´s loving-kindness and care to all involved. He was obviously touched by this testimony of God´s acting on the behalf of his children.

I leave it up to you to see the hand of God in all this and the resulting blessings in the lives on the ones involved. I am sure every one of us was changed in some way as I am certain that these encounters were the results of and answers to prayers.

What happened to that big black bible? I don´t know where it is right now or how God used it. I gave it to a friend in college as a witness and encouragement after telling him the wonderful story behind it. 

Personally, this experience served to establish in a very real and concrete way the foundations on which my faith is based and provided a pillar of remembrance for times of discouragement, weakness and doubts. Later on as I became more familiar with the scriptures, I found passages and verses confirming my life experiences of the reality and truth of the revelation of a loving Father to his children.

I can trust his word as the eternal, unchanging truth, a sure light guiding me on the way.

I can trust the inner voice of the Spirit as the voice of my Shepherd because and when it aligns and concurs with his written word.

One of those verses is Isaiah 55:10-13.  As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn bush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”

I thank and praise God my Father and the Lord Jesus-Christ for his mercy and his grace and his enduring loving kindness to us his children and the abundant blessings that he bestows on us every day without any merit on our part. Bless his holy Name forever.         

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Health

Reposted from Citizens for Free Speech

With the advent of the so-called COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a number of medical practices that have little or no scientific support as regards reducing the spread of this infection. One of these measures is the wearing of facial masks, either a surgical-type mask, bandana or N95 respirator mask.

When this pandemic began and we knew little about the virus itself or its epidemiologic behavior, it was assumed that it would behave, in terms of spread among communities, like other respiratory viruses. Little has presented itself after intense study of this virus and its behavior to change this perception.

This is somewhat of an unusual virus in that for the vast majority of people infected by the virus, one experiences either no illness (asymptomatic) or very little sickness. Only a very small number of people are at risk of a potentially serious outcome from the infection—mainly those with underlying serious medical conditions in conjunction with advanced age and frailty, those with immune compromising conditions and nursing home patients near the end of their lives. There is growing evidence that the treatment protocol issued to treating doctors by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mainly intubation and use of a ventilator (respirator), may have contributed significantly to the high death rate in these select individuals.
By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.
Russell Blaylock, MD
As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded that, “ None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”1   Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Any recommendations, therefore, have to be based on studies of influenza virus transmission. And, as you have seen, there is no conclusive evidence of their efficiency in controlling flu virus transmission.

It is also instructive to know that until recently, the CDC did not recommend wearing a face mask or covering of any kind, unless a person was known to be infected, that is, until recently. Non-infected people need not wear a mask. When a person has TB we have them wear a mask, not the entire community of non-infected. The recommendations by the CDC and the WHO are not based on any studies of this virus and have never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history.

Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.

There is a difference between the N95 respirator mask and the surgical mask (cloth or paper mask) in terms of side effects. The N95 mask, which filters out 95% of particles with a median diameter >0.3 µm, because it impairs respiratory exchange (breathing) to a greater degree than a soft mask, and is more often associated with headaches. In one such study, researchers surveyed 212 healthcare workers (47 males and 165 females) asking about presence of headaches with N95 mask use, duration of the headaches, type of headaches and if the person had preexisting headaches.2

They found that about a third of the workers developed headaches with use of the mask, most had preexisting headaches that were worsened by the mask wearing, and 60% required pain medications for relief. As to the cause of the headaches, while straps and pressure from the mask could be causative, the bulk of the evidence points toward hypoxia and/or hypercapnia as the cause. That is, a reduction in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or an elevation in blood C02 (hypercapnia). It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. I am sure that we have several cases of elderly individuals or any person with poor lung function passing out, hitting their head. This, of course, can lead to death.

A more recent study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask.3   Some had pre-existing headaches that were precipitated by the masks. All felt like the headaches affected their work performance.

Unfortunately, no one is telling the frail elderly and those with lung diseases, such as COPD, emphysema or pulmonary fibrosis, of these dangers when wearing a facial mask of any kind—which can cause a severe worsening of lung function. This also includes lung cancer patients and people having had lung surgery, especially with partial resection or even the removal of a whole lung.
While most agree that the N95 mask can cause significant hypoxia and hypercapnia, another study of surgical masks found significant reductions in blood oxygen as well. In this study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons using an oximeter. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries.The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels (pa02) significantly. The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels.

The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. . This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.5,6,7

People with cancer, especially if the cancer has spread, will be at a further risk from prolonged hypoxia as the cancer grows best in a microenvironment that is low in oxygen. Low oxygen also promotes inflammation which can promote the growth, invasion and spread of cancers.8,9  Repeated episodes of hypoxia has been proposed as a significant factor in atherosclerosis and hence increases all cardiovascular (heart attacks) and cerebrovascular (strokes) diseases.10

There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath. If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask, they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. We know that people who have the worst reactions to the coronavirus have the highest concentrations of the virus early on. And this leads to the deadly cytokine storm in a selected number.

It gets even more frightening. Newer evidence suggests that in some cases the virus can enter the brain.11,12 In most instances it enters the brain by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves), which connect directly with the area of the brain dealing with recent memory and memory consolidation. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.13

It is evident from this review that there is insufficient evidence that wearing a mask of any kind can have a significant impact in preventing the spread of this virus. The fact that this virus is a relatively benign infection for the vast majority of the population and that most of the at-risk group also survive, from an infectious disease and epidemiological standpoint, by letting the virus spread through the healthier population we will reach a herd immunity level rather quickly that will end this pandemic quickly and prevent a return next winter. During this time, we need to protect the at-risk population by avoiding close contact, boosting their immunity with compounds that boost cellular immunity and in general, care for them.

One should not attack and insult those who have chosen not to wear a mask, as these studies suggest that is the wise choice to make.
References
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  2. Zhu JH et al. Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study. J Lung Pulm Resp Res 2014:4:97-100.
  3. Ong JJY et al. Headaches associated with personal protective equipment- A cross-sectional study among frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19. Headache 2020;60(5):864-877.
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  10. Savransky V et al. Chronic intermittent hypoxia induces atherosclerosis. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2007;175:1290-1297.
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Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That KillsHealth and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your LifeNatural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Qs and As: Dave Hunt on The Lost Years of Jesus

From Dave Hunt´s Facebook page. 

Question : The Gospels are silent about the approximately eighteen years between the last time we hear of Jesus in the temple as a boy of twelve (Luke 2:41- 52) and the beginning of His ministry at about thirty years of age (Luke 3:23). I have come across the report a number of times, not only in The Aquarian Gospel , but in newspapers as well, that during these missing years Jesus was in India studying under the gurus. The wisdom He acquired there supposedly became the basis for His ministry. Why not?

Answer: The most widely circulated report involved an alleged Nicholas Notovitch who claimed that while traveling in Tibet in the late 1800s he was told by Tibetan lamas that a record reporting the visit of Jesus existed in a Himalayan monastery. In the early 1900s another visitor to Tibet was allegedly told the same thing. However, no one capable of reading and translating such “records” ever saw them, no copy was brought to the West for examination, and now the story is that the “records” have been destroyed.

If the Bible were based upon no better evidence than that, the critics would have justifiably dismissed it long ago. Yet such speculative claims are instantly given credence by those who demand proof for anything the Bible says. That double standard betrays an undeniable bias on the part of skeptics who claim to be interested only in the truth.

First of all, there is not a particle of historical or archaeological evidence that Jesus ever visited India, much less studied there. Moreover, this theory is refuted by everything that Jesus said and did during His ministry. The teachings that Jesus brought to the Jews were in agreement with all of their Scriptures (which he frequently quoted as authoritative) and without the slightest taint of either Hinduism or Buddhism. Had He studied under the Masters of India or Tibet, He would have been obligated to uphold their teaching and to honor His guru. In fact, His teachings were the very antithesis of Eastern mysticism.

Furthermore, the New Testament account, which holds together consistently, is not compatible with Jesus ever having made such extensive travels. The people in His hometown of Nazareth knew Him as “the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon” (Mark 6:3). The implication certainly is that He was a familiar hometown personality who had grown up and continued in the local community, not that He was a Jewish Marco Polo who had traveled to distant and exotic places.

Friends and acquaintances were astonished when Jesus suddenly began to travel about Galilee and preach to great crowds. To family and neighbors it was a scandal for Jesus to pose as a religious teacher. They treated Him with a contempt born of familiarity, not with the awe they surely would have given one who had traveled widely and studied in such far-off lands as India and Tibet.
Every guru who comes to the West lauds and honors his Master, for every Hindu, including the gurus themselves, must follow his own guru. Yet the alleged “Guru Jesus” never referred to His guru or quoted any religious writings except the Jewish Scriptures. He claimed to have been sent not by some “Master” in the east, but by His “Father in heaven” (John 5:23,30,36, etc.), a term unknown to the gurus and hated by the rabbis.

The gurus claim to be men who, through yoga and ascetic practices, have attained to the mystical “realization” that “Atman [individual soul] is identical with Brahman [universal soul]” and have thereby become “self-realized” gods. Had Jesus studied under them, He would have taught the same delusion. Yet in complete contradiction to that impossible dream, and far from claiming to be a man struggling upward to godhood, Jesus presented Himself as the very I AM (Jahweh) of the Old Testament, the God of Israel who had stooped down to become a man: “...if ye believe not that I AM, ye shall die in your sins....Before Abraham was, I AM....Now I tell you [this] before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I AM....A little while, and ye shall not see me...because I go to the Father.....I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father..... I and my Father are one ” (John 8:24,58; 13:19; 16:16,27-28; 10:30). (Emphasis added)

The gurus deny the existence of sin or of any absolute moral standards. Each person’s dharma is different and an individual matter to be discovered on the mystical journey of union with Brahman. In complete contrast, Christ claimed to be the “light of the world” (Jn:8:12) whose very life exposed the evil in mankind. 
Moreover, He promised to send the Holy Spirit to convince the world of “sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (Jn:16:8). Jesus announced that He had come to call sinners to repentance (Mk 2:17) and to save them from eternal judgment by His sacrifice of Himself for the sins of the whole world.

Christ’s life and teachings stand in the fullest contradiction to the Hinduism He would have learned in India had He studied there and which He surely would have practiced and taught to the Jews when He returned to Israel. This theory finds absolutely no support in the New Testament record given to us by eyewitnesses.

The gurus teach a continuing cycle of death and reincarnation, whereas Jesus was resurrected as He said He would be, and He promised the same deliverance from death to His followers. Reincarnation and resurrection are opposites; one cannot believe in both. The gurus teach a continual returning to this earth in life after life to work out one’s supposed karma , while Jesus taught forgiveness of sins by grace, thus fitting one for heaven. To the gurus, heaven is a mystical state of oneness with the Absolute. Jesus, on the other hand, taught that being in heaven is to dwell forever in His Father’s house of “many mansions” (John 14:1-4). The gurus are all vegetarians. Jesus ate the passover lamb, fed the multitudes with fish, and even after His resurrection ate fish as a demonstration to His doubting disciples that He was bodily resurrected and not a “ghost” as they supposed.

There have been thousands of gurus, but Jesus claimed to be the one and only Son of God, the only Savior of sinners. The gurus teach that there are many ways to God. Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Everything Jesus said and did opposes the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism and disproves the false claim that He studied in India or Tibet.

This fraudulent theory demonstrates once again how impossible it would be to invent a fictitious history of Jesus and to make it fit into actual events on this earth. The erroneous theory that Jesus studied in India under the gurus simply won’t fit into the New Testament record at all—and if it did, the New Testament would be incompatible with the Old, instead of being its fulfillment, as it had to be. Nor would either the Old or New Testament records fit into the history of the world unless both were true. The perfect harmony of Scripture with established history is revealed by any careful and honest study of both.

Monday, May 18, 2020

“Globalism is the new path of communism. The emergency will last forever ”

*** exclusive content of Diário do Brasil Patrícia Moraes Carvalho | 5/17/2020 | 9:13 AM | DB HIGHLIGHTS (Google translation)

The Comunavirus has arrived


(Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo - diplomat, Brazilian writer and current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil - reproduction)

The Coronavirus makes us wake up again to the communist nightmare.

This is shown by Slavoj Žižek, one of the main Marxist theorists of today, in his booklet “Virus”, recently published in Italy (*).

Žižek reveals what Marxists have hidden for thirty years:

    Globalism replaces socialism as a preparatory stage for communism.

The coronavirus pandemic represents, for him, an immense opportunity to build a world order without nations and without freedom.

I quote and comment below on excerpts from the booklet of Žižek, that masterpiece of naïveté canalha, which undisguisedly delivers the communist-globalist game of appropriation of the pandemic to completely subvert liberal democracy and the market economy, enslave the being and transform it into an automaton devoid of a spiritual dimension, easily controllable:

“Hopefully, a different and much more beneficial ideological virus will spread, and we only have to hope that it will infect us: a virus that makes us imagine an alternative society, a society that goes beyond the nation-state and is realized in the form of solidarity and cooperation. ”

“One thing is certain: new walls and other quarantines will not solve the problem. What works are solidarity and a coordinated response on a global scale, a new form of what was once called communism. ”


Žižek does not hide his longing and his belief that a virus “different and more beneficial” than the coronavirus, the ideological virus, will infect the world and allow communism to be built in an unexpected way.

He is not even interested in what works or does not work to fight the coronavirus, quarantine or the closing of borders, because the goal is not to quell the disease, but to use it as a ladder to go down to hell, whose doors seemed blocked since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but it finally reopened.

All in the name of “solidarity”, of course, just as in Orwell's 1984 universe, systematic oppression is in charge of the “Ministry of Love”.

Whoever wants to defend their basic freedoms, whoever wants to continue living in a nation-state, will be lacking the basic duty of "solidarity".

"A first and vague model of such coordination on a global scale is represented by the World Health Organization (WHO) (...) Greater powers will be conferred on other organizations of this type."

It does not escape Žižek, of course, the value that the WHO has at the moment for the cause of denationalization, one of the assumptions of communism.

Transferring national powers to WHO, under the pretext (never proven!) That a centralized international body is more efficient in dealing with problems than countries acting individually, is only the first step in building planetary communist solidarity.

Following the same model, power must also be transferred to other organizations, each in its own domain.

Žižek does not specify it, but he probably has in mind a global industrial policy being dictated by UNIDO, a global educational program controlled by UNESCO and so on.

“Doesn't all this clearly show the urgent need for a reorganization of the global economy that is no longer subject to market mechanisms? And here we are not talking about former communism, of course, but about some kind of global organization that can control and regulate the economy, as well as that can limit the sovereignty of national states when necessary. ”
Yes, it is not the communism of yore, which installed in one country now, in another, a system of central economic planning, always failed to provide well-being, always successful in controlling and oppressing society.

    It is now a worldwide central planning, which would certainly bring the same failure and the same success of this model when applied in the past on a national scale.

"Many moderate and left-wing progressive commentators have revealed how the coronavirus epidemic lends itself to justifying and legitimizing the imposition of control and discipline measures on people hitherto inconceivable within the framework of Western democratic societies."

Žižek mentions among these commentators Giorgio Agamben, an apparently non-Marxist left-wing philosopher, who wrote with great apprehension about the curbing of freedoms that is underway and who considered the reaction to the pandemic to be a highly exaggerated panic (**). But what these commentators see with concern, Žižek welcomes, and inti
Žižek welcomes, and titles the chapter in which he deals with this topic precisely:

“Watch and punish? Yes please!"

Žižek, of course, refers to the title of Michel Foucault's 1975 book, Surveiller et Punir in the original, which described the evolution from 19th century prisons to the barless prisons of Western postmodern control society.

“It is not surprising that, at least until now, China - which already used digitalized social control systems widely - has proved to be the best equipped to face the catastrophic epidemic. Should we perhaps deduce from this that, at least in some respects, China represents our future? Aren't we approaching a global state of exception? ”

“But if that [the Chinese model] is not the communism I have in mind, what do I mean by communism? To understand it, just read the WHO statements. ”

Žižek has an ambiguous attitude towards China. He admires what he considers the Chinese success in social control, but at the same time he doesn't seem to want to identify his own conception of communism with the Chinese regime, perhaps because communism, after all, demands the end of the state, while China represents the strong state model that communism aims to overcome.

This non-State, this zero degree of the State that corresponds to the maximum degree of power, Žižek will seek it from international organizations, which would allow, in what seems to be his vision, the totalitarian exercise without a totalizing entity, a rigid ultrapower but diffuse, exercised in the name of “solidarity” and therefore unassailable - because who would dare to stand against solidarity?

“Solidarity” is yet another noble and dignified concept that the left intends to kidnap and pervert, corrupting inside, to serve its liberticidal purposes.

    They have done or tried to do the same with the concepts of justice, tolerance, human rights, with the very concept of freedom.
“It is not a utopian communist vision, it is communism imposed by the demands of pure survival. This is a variant of 'war communism' as the measures taken by the Soviet Union after 1918 were called ”.

Žižek seems to mean:

"Do not worry. There is nothing ideological about what I propose. I am only guided by the pragmatism of those who want to save humanity, and at this moment pragmatism dictates the option for a communist system, but it is an emergency communism, that's all. ”

Then we would ask:

“And when will this emergency end? When will this state of exception end? ”

Žižek would possibly reply, with a smile full of “solidarity”:

"The emergency will last forever."

Žižek is not concerned with the result of the quarantine for the containment of the coronavirus, he is not concerned with containing the coronavirus, but rather to favor the contagion of the other virus as much as possible, which he himself calls the ideological virus, “different and much more beneficial". He praises the quarantine precisely for its destructive potential. His dream world is Wuhan quarantined:

"... A ghost town, stores with the door open and no customers, only here and there a person on foot or a car, individuals in white masks (...) provides the image of a non-consumer world at peace with itself."

In Žižek's thought, at the cost of destroying the jobs that allow the dignified and minimally autonomous survival of millions and millions of people, at the price of dismantling their freedom and their livelihood, a world is reached “at peace with itself”.

Communism has always affirmed that its goal is the peace and emancipation of all humanity.

There, in a deserted city, without a job, without a life, where each one is a prisoner in his cubicle, under the supervision of a supreme authority that is not even the government of his own country (which, however dictatorial it is, still has at least one face and a flag), but an anonymous and unattainable global agency, that is the perfect configuration of communist peace and emancipation.

But the parallel with Nazism is perhaps an even more shocking passage from your book:

"’ Arbeit Macht Frei ’is still the correct motto, despite the terrible use that the Nazis made of it."

Žižek repeats here the motto placed on the doorstep of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the ultracinic, perverse statement that “Work liberates”.

According to him, therefore, the Nazis did not make a mistake in substance, they only made a mistake in their use of that phrase. important element of reflection.)

According to this exponent of Marxism, Arbeit macht frei is the “correct motto” of the new era of global solidarity that is coming as a result of the pandemic, and what differentiates this new world from the Auschwitz camp is that now this horrible lie will be put to good use which perverts and humiliates two sacred values ​​of humanity, work and freedom.
Os comunistas não repetirão o erro dos nazistas e desta vez farão o uso correto.
Como?
Talvez convencendo as pessoas de que é pelo seu próprio bem que elas estarão presas nesse campo de concentração, desprovidas de dignidade e liberdade.

Ocorre-me propor uma definição: o nazista é um comunista que não se deu ao trabalho de enganar as suas vítimas.
“Não é talvez o espírito humano também uma espécie de vírus, que age como parasita no animal humano, o utiliza para se reproduzir, e às vezes ameaça destruí-lo? E se é verdade que o meio do espírito é a linguagem, não seria oportuno considerar que, num plano mais elementar, a linguagem é também alguma coisa mecânica, uma simples questão de regras que devemos aprender e respeitar?”
Sempre sustentei que o controle da linguagem para destruí-la enquanto meio de pensamento, ou meio do espírito como bem diz Žižek, é um dos grandes objetivos do comunismo, para destruir a dimensão espiritual do homem e assim assujeitá-lo completamente.
Se o espírito vive na linguagem e se a linguagem não passa de regras a serem aprendida e respeitadas (sim, respeitadas!), isso significa que a linguagem está, como o comportamento social na quarentena, sujeita aos mecanismos de “vigiar e punir”.
Já era assim com as regras do politicamente correto. Agora o politicamente correto incorpora o sanitariamente correto, muitas vezes mais poderoso.
O sanitariamente correto te agarra, te algema e te ameaça:
“Se você disser isso ou aquilo, você coloca em risco toda a sociedade, se você pronunciar a palavra liberdade você é um subversivo que pode levar toda a sua população a morrer – então respeite as regras.” 

Controlar a linguagem para matar o espírito, eis a essência do comunismo atual, esse comunismo que de repente encontrou no coronavírus um tesouro de opressão.
Também já disse e repito: o verdadeiro inimigo que o comunismo quer abater não é o capitalismo, o inimigo do comunismo é o espírito humano, na sua complexidade e beleza.

É o espírito humano que o vírus ideológico de Žižek chegou para destruir.
Uma pergunta surge após a leitura desse programa totalitário cheio de desfaçatez e hipocrisia:

Deve-se levar Žižek a sério? Muito a sério.
Žižek é provavelmente o escritor marxista mais lido nos últimos trinta anos.
Influencia faculdades e círculos intelecutais “progressistas” ao redor do mundo, que por sua vez influenciam a mídia, que influencia os políticos, que tomam decisões muitas vezes inconscientes da raiz ideológica dos conceitos “pragmáticos” pelos quais se deixam guiar.

O que diferencia Žižek de muitos de seus pares é que ele enuncia abertamente o que outros escondem nas entrelinhas.
Em suma, Žižek explicita aquilo que vinha sendo preparado há trinta anos, desde a queda do muro de Berlim, quando o comunismo não desapareceu, mas apenas dotou-se de novos instrumentos: o globalismo é o novo caminho do comunismo.
O vírus aparece, de fato, como imensa oportunidade para acelerar o projeto globalista.
Este já se vinha executando por meio do climatismo ou alarmismo climático, da ideologia de gênero, do dogmatismo politicamente correto, do imigracionismo, do racialismo ou reorganização da sociedade pelo princípio da raça, do antinacionalismo, do cientificismo.

São instrumentos eficientes, mas a pandemia, colocando indivíduos e sociedades diante do pânico da morte iminente, representa a exponencialização de todos eles.
A pretexto da pandemia, o novo comunismo trata de construir um mundo sem nações, sem liberdade, sem espírito, dirigido por uma agência central de “solidariedade” encarregada de vigiar e punir.
Um estado de exceção global permanente, transformando o mundo num grande campo de concentração.

Diante disso, precisamos lutar pela saúde do corpo e pela saúde do espírito humano, contra o Coronavírus mas também contra o Comunavírus, que tenta aproveitar a oportunidade destrutiva aberta pelo primeiro, um parasita do parasita.

(*) Žižek, Slavoj. Virus. Milão, Ponte Alle Grazie, 2020 (Quinta edição digital.) (A tradução do italiano ao português de todos os textos citados é minha.)
(**) Agamben, Giorgio. “Lo stato d’eccezione provocato da un’emergenza immotivata”. Il Manifesto – Quotidiano Comunista, 26/02/2020.


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