- Somewhere I've Never Traveled - Harvey
If there's anything I've noticed about ministers preaching about the "Second
Coming of Christ" is that they frequently state that certain events must occur and
specific conditions must be met, most of which would either destroy the planet as it's
currently inhabited and would require people to "convert" to the Christian
Religion, creating what would become a "global" theocracy.
In general, a lot of the common "interpretations" or
"understandings" of the Bible are accurate in their own way and in their own
time, but I assert that a great preponderance of the assumptions made by people about what
"the end of days" means, as well as what is "supposed to happen" when
"the end" finally comes.
If there's anything I've discovered is that Bible prophecy comes true, but rarely in
the ways we'd think they'd happen, unless you think like the prophets, and understand the
ways of God. Further, that prophets have told us great things throughout the ages, but
unlike the kings and leaders of "Biblical times", modern leaders don't listen to
prophets for the purpose of seeking wisdom or avoiding disaster or problems.
Instead, they hijack the religions, including Christianity, and emulate Christian
activities, all the way down to emulate the return of Christ itself. To fool the very
elect. For political and economic advantage. It's been like that since before Jesus -
apostate ministers wittingly or unwittingly aspiring to serve God but compromising with
politics and governments too much to see the truth of world events, and what they're
giving their name to by supporting such politics intermingled with faith, and then,
calling themselves ministers, what they are giving God's name to. This is also called
using God's name in vain.
Instead, the media directs us to "clairvoyants" and prophets that are not
associated with Christianity, because the media has also been used to mold the image of
Christians as being austere, unforgiving and righteous extremists. Any group of people has
extremists who rarely accurately characterizes a "group" of people, but can
easily put on display in ways to diminish the public image of that group.
Today, I asked someone today, what church would you claim to be part of, if any, and
would you call yourself a Christian. She told me, the Unity Church, and then sort of
explained her interest in it as if she had to defend it, and then said she wouldn't call
herself a Christian. I asked her, why not? She said it was because she didn't want people
to look down upon her, socially and professionally, for being "one of those
I have to admit, I still carry some of the same stereotypes, for my own reasons having
nothing to do with what people think of me. But the truth is, I don't know what's really
going on in Christian Churches. So why don't I go?
It's an appropriate question for ministers to think about, and the answer "because
I'm not the Christian or church going type" is not an acceptable answer. I've
considered myself to be a Christian my whole life.
Part of the answer lies in the idea that I consider Christianity, living one's life
according to the teachings and examples of Jesus, are not necessarily the same as being
part of the Christian religion. It could be. One would hope it would be.
I believe there are plenty of people in the world who never heard of Jesus or
Christianity who are good Christians, maybe better Christians than the best Christians.
The Golden Rule is universal, no one is perfect, and God doesn't expect anyone to be.
Christianity is also not specifically about Jesus, although He is the Christ most
focused upon in the Bible and Christianity, as God intended and with His own purposes to
These sorts of observations and inquiries should give you some idea of how things will
be discussed in this book. Observations that allow oneself to differentiate concepts from
faith and spirituality, that help you to understand words in ways that give you much
greater insight in the ways of God, the future to come, and ways to read the Bible that
make observing the consistency of God, and His expectations of people, much clearer and
with context that makes God's word more relevant to what is happening in the world today,
sharing knowledge of today's technology and the methods of the "evil-doers" that
will become so obvious to you, that you'll realize it's all happening before your eyes,
and you didn't even know it.
The "end of days" has been going on about 500 years. I'll bet you
thought it was something that happened overnight. You probably believe that the Second
Coming of Christ would occur "like a thief in the night". The Bible actually
says if you're not paying attention, Christ will come upon you like a
thief in the night...
Even more interesting... Revelations is certainly prophesy to warn us of what will
happen if we continue on our course of activities and mindsets. But the real story of the
Second Coming is in the book of Hosea. The amusing question about that apocalypse, which
doesn't mean what you think it means, is that if you're on the "watchtower", a
seeker of truth, then at some point, Hosea will be fulfilled, somewhere in the same
timeline as the occurrences described in Revelations.
I bet you never thought that the some of the books of the Bible are "concurrent
timelines"... as in, during a certain period, the world will be on a certain path of
self-destruction, which will be interrupted at some point by the Son of Man in a manner
described in Hosea.
That's the sort of thing I'm going to point out to you. Things we've generalized as
meaning one thing, when something else was actually intended. And the difference in and of
a few words can make all the difference. It's called philology, and it means studying the
way words have been redefined over the years, particularly words used in "great
literature", the redefinition of which fundamentally changed the meaning and its
impact on cultures and societies.
Before I'm through, I say you'll really understand how, in many ways, you have been
mislead. I'll bet there are some 50 words you think you know the meaning of that are words
used in the theories and idealism that comprise your personal, national and religious
outlooks that don't mean what you think they mean. A lot of times, that's no accident.
Words like apocalypse, war, wrath, infidels, fornicator, whore, gentile, Christian
Jews... that's right, Jews. You think you know what these words mean.
And I'm going to ask you to consider , again and again, if you're of any religion that
believes your religion is the "one" religion, the "Universal
Religion", and that there is any other religion or people who are supposed to be
conquered on behalf of God or Jesus, then you couldn't possibly be a universal religion
because a universal religion would include all religions.
Besides, if God's so merciful and forgiving, why would He want to allow everyone to get
killed? Can't He just snap His fingers or something?
Oh yeah, there's that Satan guy.
Loggins - Conviction of the Heart
I'm not writing this or doing what I'm doing to save your soul, to fulfill any
prophecies or be any sort of here. I'm doing this because it's the right thing to do, and
I made God a promise long ago, a promise that I knew would one day cause me to be some
sort of minister. And here I am. Whatever you want to think works for me. Because I
actually think that when you're done reading this, you will save your own soul by
reconciling yourself with God, and even that doesn't mean what you think.
I will say this, and I ask non-Christians, people of other faiths and even
non-believers to simply take this at face value: when you're through reading this, you'll
more fully understand the ways of God, what it means to be Christian, how in the future
religions will co-exist, interact and share knowledge, and how actual Christianity is not
what we think it is, nor are most organized religions, and why, maybe, like me, you might
want to re-evaluate what your beliefs really are, spiritually and worldly, and if you do
that, maybe you'll find out like me that being a Christian is a lot easier and more
palatable than you think. Just because it is, not because I or anyone else wants to
convince you to do anything in a certain way.
I also hope that Christians will also come to the realization and understanding of why,
if they don't already, that a Muslim can be a Christian, a Christian could be Hindu,
and that if me saying things like that makes you uncomfortable, remember that the
people and religions you hate may not like you either, for the same reasons you dislike
them: you don't actually know or understand them. And no other reason.
I'm looking forward to the "end of days" - the final end. Soon, you'll
understand why. And assist me in causing it. Until THAT day, there are many things to
consider, as well as how to "endure" what is still ahead, already in the works
by those who insist on dominating us all, until the day when they will be forced to
surrender to self-proclaimed fiefdoms against the will of the citizens they were intended
When that day comes, the New World begins, the world that is "they way it's
supposed to be".
That's what God promised. God keeps His promises.
The greater question to be elicited by this book is "Will you keep yours?"
Did you know you have one? Do you know what it is?
artists - Hold Your Ground - Vol. 1 - 13 - Almost Leather Band - Trees for Anna
Fogelberg - Nether Lands - B02 - Promises Made