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Hidden in Plain Sight

Discussion in 'Christianity in General DIR' started by Mindonfire, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Mindonfire

    Mindonfire Member

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    1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.



    Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.



    Hidden in Plain Sight. Deception by Perception



    How does an evil killer hide in plain sight while everyone around him is looking for him? This is the question that many people have asked regarding the BTK killer. This is also a question that many believers will be asking after the Final Great Gentile Leader or Anti-Christ has destroyed countless millions of lives. How? How? How? How did they miss the BTK killer? How did they miss him?

    Well the answer to this question is actually quite simple. The BTK killer became a member of the community. He went to church in the community. He ate, helped, talked, laughed, and played with the people in the community. So when it came time to find out who was killing people in the community, it never dawned on the people to look amongst themselves.

    This is one of the oldest techniques known to man. This is called deception by perception. All intelligence agents are taught this craft for covert operations. You see man has a tendency to be biased toward those whom they perceive to be their own. They overlook their own whenever a question arises regarding improper actions. We always think and say “Oh Johnny would never do such a thing,” or “Oh no not our Johnny.” I have seen many people in the face of overwhelming evidence declare the innocence of a loved one. This is called denial.

    What many have failed to realize is that external familiarity tends to bring a false sense of assurance. By not seeing the spirit of an individual most of us are left to judge by external images. The problem with this is that external images are pliable. They can be easily bent, folded, twisted, and manipulated to fit a particular purpose. Let’s use an example that we may be familiar with. What could a person do in order to convince someone that they are a Christian? Well that’s quite simple. Since you are not with the individual 24hrs a day 7 days a week, all that he or she would have to do is manipulate their image. He or she can manipulate their image by going to church, memorizing scriptures, say that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior (remember saying is not believing), make Christian-like remarks, and associate with other people who look and sound “Christian.” Manipulating ones image is not hard to do. There are some agents who are accomplishing this in many of these chat rooms.

    This is why Paul states in 1 Corinthians 2:11 (For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.) You see man is able to manipulate his physical surroundings, but his spirit will stay the same. The spirit of a man can not lie, but his image can. The spirit of a man is like his DNA. It is 100.0 % accurate in identifying his true motives and intentions.

    If the people of Kansas would have used their spiritual radars and looked at the spirit of Dennis Radar they would have identified him a long time ago. This same statement will be said about Christians one day. If the Christians would have looked at the spirit of the Final Great Gentile Leader or Anti-Christ they could have helped prevent the deaths of millions





    "If you continue to swim in De-Nile, the croc will eventually get you.







    Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

    Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
     
  2. michel

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    Hi Mindonfire; Namaste;


    I notice this is your first post, and thought I'd like to welcomr you to the forum.

    You might like to have a look at :- Articles for New Members ; from there, there is a link to the forum rules, which you ought to see.
    I hope you enjoy this forum, and look forward to your contributions.:)
     
  3. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    The arrogance in this one single statment is palpable. It's the "It would have never happened to me" syndrome, that presupposes glaring deficiencies on those who "missed" outing this beast among them. Even Paul recognised our limitations at seeing all sin and sinners:

    I Timothy 5:24 The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden. NIV


    Unlike God, we can not look into the hearts of men. Now Galations 5 tells us how to be a "fruit inspector", but it in no way is intended to be useful in ferreting out those wolves in sheeps clothing bent on infiltrating the flock.

    Matthew 7:15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

    21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' NIV
     
  4. Mindonfire

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    No one stated that it would have never happened. If the poeple would have searched the spirit they could have prevented many other deaths. I believe he killed more than one person and while they were searching for him he was killing others.

    Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
     
  5. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that ND!
     
  6. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    I Corinthians 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! NIV

    Most people think that it "can't happen to them" up unto the point it actually does. Go figure.

    Take a lesson from diving. Nitrogen Narcosis affects every diver. Some notice it and some don't. The safe divers are the ones who KNOW they are at risk, whether they "feel" it or not. The unsafe diver is the one who proudly proclaims "I don't get narced" or "It can never happen to me." They never figure out just how wrong they are until their life quickly slips away from them. It's an expensive lesson, and they don't take payments.
     
  7. Mindonfire

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    That it "can't happen to them" disposition is called pride and arrogance. It seems to have infected this whole country. Watch out you know what goes before a fall>
     
  8. Scott1

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    The "I know better than you" disposition is called pride and arrogance.... watch out.;)
     
  9. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    The Princess of the Mist??? :D
     
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