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Strange, Some Make So Much Over Petty Things and Ignore the Substantial:

Discussion in 'Christianity DIR' started by iris89, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. iris89

    iris89 Active Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Strange, Some Make So Much Over Petty Things and Ignore the Substantial:

    It seems strange and completely unreasonable that anyone should make an issue with respect a name given by Francis David, in the book he jointly authored with Georgio Biandrata, "De falsa et vera unius Dei Patris, Filii, et Spiritus Sanci cognition," (The False and True Knowledge of the Unity of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), and others during the reformation to a communication style that has been used for over 2,000 years, and even by Jesus (Yeshua) and the Apostles. This especially so when the history of the reformation deals mostly with much more serious and substantial matters such as denial of religious freedom, burning of people at the stake because they do not agree with corrupt religious teachings and even worse - genocide and death by torture. It is like Jesus (Yeshua) said at Matthew 23:23-26, " Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel! 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also."(American Standard Version; ASV); which if you think about it apthly applies to both sides, Catholics and Protestants in the reformation.

    The Catholics of course committed terrible acts against humanity in open flaunting violation of the Word of God as any good history book or encyclopedia will show, I recommend "Fox's Book of Martyrs," by Foxe, and the world history books by Catholic historian Will Durant. However, John Calvin and his followers did likewise even though they called themselves reformers, but this was a fraud as they were NOT true reformers, just another worldly power base. They like the Catholics and Martin Luther and his gang allied themselves with the god of this system [see 2 Corinthians 4:4] and the political systems in power under the god of this system clearly giving no heed to what Jesus (Yeshua) the Prince of Peace said at John 18:36-38, " Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. 38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find no crime in him."(ASV). They allied themselves as stated with the political powers under the god of this system, Satan the Devil, as did the Catholics in direct violation of James 4:4, " Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God"(ASV); and 1 John 2:15-16, " Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."(ASV).

    This clearly shows that the Catholic church and the Protestant groups it gave birth to have from at least 325 A.D. continued to diverge ever further from truth with each time cycle with, now, some of these groups even appointing as bishops open practitioners of Sodomy, can you imagine; yet they have the nerve to call themselves followers of Christ, outrageous. They openly by their actions show they believe not James 4:4, previously quoted.

    As to be expected, these ones who are like the PHARISEES of old as shown at Matthew 23:13-16, " But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering in to enter. 14 [Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, even while for a pretence ye make long prayers: therefore ye shall receive greater condemnation.] 15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves. 16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor"(ASV).

    These ones under the control of the god of this system as clearly shown by their actions in 100s of history books and encyclopedias detest those not following in their wrong path. Those who instead of ever diverging further from Bible truths are instead ever converging toward more refined truth with each time cycle. Those true Christians who are really following their leader Jesus (Yeshua) in reality and not just in name. Who have never, no never, committed genocide, denied anyone religious freedom, burned anyone at the stake or committed other atrocities against humanity, even trying to give Christ's true followers a hard time over a trivial like a writing style. Utterly ridiculas, but clearly showing these opposers are NOT true followers of Christ, but really in opposition to him.

    Your Friend in Christ Iris89