8.6-7 To be spiritually minded is life and peace. To be carnally minded, however, is death. To be carnally minded is enmity against God. Therefore, the person whose mind focuses on matters related to the flesh--to human behavior--is an enemy of God. Furthermore, the carnal mind is not subject to God's law, nor indeed can it be. Therefore, those people whose mind focuses on carnal things cannot please God.
NO! This is merely one of Satan Paul's many attempts sucker people into stuffing their feelings and ignoring their own rotten behaviors so he could seduce them into sin and Hell, and destroy healthy marriages.
- When we are truly Spiritually minded, God has us paying very close attention to ourselves -- to everything that encompasses our humanity -- thoughts, feelings, attitudes, motivations, intuitions, suspicions, and behaviors -- including the lusts of our flesh. Our paying very close attention to how we feel after performing a given behavior is one of the primary ways that we learn what constitutes sin in the first place. We also learn what stimuli trigger sin in us. Then we willfully choose to separate ourselves from the harmful stimuli, and ask God to give us the will and the power to comply with our desire to separate from sin. We also talk about it with people we can trust to not attack us for our honesty, and ask for help in learning how to work through it.
- Paul was seeking to deceiving the world into believing that sexual intercourse performed just for the pleasure of it within the confines of marriage is a sin. And he certainly seduced the Roman Catholic church in that regard. All the while, seeking sexual pleasure for oneself and our spouse is in compliance to the will of God in a holy marital union as long as the sexual pleasure is not derived by means of fornication, adultery, or lasciviousness.
Paul, the tree of knowledge of good and evil, knew that paying very close attention to all of what constitutes our own humanity -- including the actions of our flesh and hormones -- is critical to gaining salvation. Therefore, he drummed up this nonsense in order to sucker you Christians into doing the exact opposite of what you needed to do in order to gain redemption / remission from sin. And in so doing, he cheated you out of salvation. While as I write so many Christians are hopping mad at me for expressing my anger, when you catch on to Paul's gig, you are going to be every bit as angry as I am over his lies and success in luring people into Hell.
Now watch old drunk-as-a-skunk Babylon babble on in abSAULloot madness.
8.8-10 Those people whose mind focuses on the actions of their flesh cannot please God. You please God, however, because you are feelings-stuffing phonies who do not pay any attention to the actions of your flesh. Instead, you are in the Spirit if the Spirit of God dwells in you. Babble, babble, babble. See, it works like this:
- If any man does not also have the Spirit of Christ within himself, that man does not belong to Christ.
- If the Spirit of Christ is in you, however, you can consider your body to be dead.
- Your body is dead because the body of Christ is dead.
- The body of you Christians is dead because God killed the sins of your body when the body of Christ was murdered.
- Therefore, your body is dead even though it continues to sin.
- Your spirit remains alive, however, because of the righteousness you receive just because you have the Spirit of God within you, not because your sinful body does anything right.
- 8.11That's because the Spirit of God raised up Jesus from the dead.
- Therefore, if God's Spirit plus the Spirit of Christ dwells in you, God's Spirit shall also quicken your mortal bodies to bring your mortal bodies back to life again just like He did when He brought Christ back to life.
- God will quicken your mortal bodies by means of His Spirit that dwells within you.
Ain't that swell?
Oh, so let's get this straight. You Christians are so gullible that you actually believe that the day Jesus was tortured, mutilated, and murdered, the sins you commit were tortured, mutilated, and murdered, too -- even though you weren't even born yet. And you believe that just because you say that you believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from having to suffer the consequences for your sins, the spirit within your mean-spirited, super-sinful body is the resurrected Christ, eh? But there's no blasphemy there, eh? Therefore, you do not sin anymore even though you sin out the wazoo, eh? Ooh, but there's nothing super-sick and psychotic about a person who holds to those beliefs, eh?
8.12-14 Therefore, brothers, we are debtors. We are not debtors to the flesh of Jesus, however. We do not owe it to God to follow the Lord's Doctrine and actions, because if you obey the Lord's Doctrine and emulate His behaviors, you shall die!
And you wonder why I say that what Paul teaches is the Word of God twisted upside down, sideways, backwards, and kicked in the teeth, eh?
Instead, thou shalt mortify the deeds/the actions of His body. You must totally erase any thoughts from your mind of what Jesus says, does, and tells you to do. You are to do that through the Spirit. Then you shall live. You shall live because you will be led by the Spirit of God. And as many as are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
What you just witnessed is Satan's seduction into sadomasochism, self-mutilation, and suicide. Throughout the dark mid-evil ages, Roman Catholics would parade around whipping themselves in obedience to Paul's commandment that they mortify/destroy the deeds of their bodies. I wonder how many of their wounds then became infected and gangrenous. I wonder how many died from the practice.
So tell me, Christian, if a person's mind is on God and that person's body sins, did that person sin or not? Suppose Adolph Hitler told you that he did not sin because all the while he was ordering people to be tortured and slaughtered, his thoughts were centered on God. Would Hitler then be guilty of sin or not? Do you personally believe that God as you understand Him would have slaughtered Hitler's sins and then accepted the rest of Hitler into Heaven? If so, would such a God love justice? If you really do believe that God would accept the rest of Hitler into Heaven, you live in La-La Land. God abhors the wicked man!
God's discipline and punishments are sometimes very harsh on salvation-seekers when we commit a sin that we were not aware was such a serious sin. His chastenings, etc., are teaching tools that not only serve to help teach us what constitutes sin, but motivate us to stop committing those sins. The discipline and punishments issued by God is one of the primary reasons why the Master informs us that God is our Father in Heaven. When we compare the actions of God within us to that of the best human fathers, we recognize that the best human fathers discipline and punish their children in much the same way as does God, and for the same reasons: to educate their children about what constitutes evil deeds, and to punish their children for doing something wrong so that the children will fear the punishment and will not commit the sin again.
When Paul tells people, "If you, through the Spirit, mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live," all we have to do is look up the definition of the word "mortify" and the definitions of its associated terminology in order to know that Paul was seducing people into self-mutilation and suicide.
"Mortify" stems from the Latin mort- and mors which mean "death." To mortify is to destroy the strength, vitality, and/or functioning of; to subdue or deaden (as the body or bodily appetites) especially by abstinence or self-inflicted pain or discomfort; to subject to severe and vexing embarrassment or shame; to become necrotic or gangrenous.
"Necrotic" stems from the word "necrosis," which stems from the Greek word nekroun which means "to make dead." The definition of necrosis means "localized death of living tissue."
"Gangrenous" stems from the word "gangrene," which stems from the Greek word "gran," which means "to gnaw." The definition of gangrene is local death of soft tissues due to loss of blood supply; a pervasive mortal evil.
That Roman Catholics worship self-mutilation to the nth degree is revealed in their worship of sadomasochistic saints that ain't. At the head of all such aints is Francis of Assissi, the founder of the Franciscan Friars. He is idolized by most Roman Catholics as being the greatest saint -- other than Mary -- ever to have inhabited planet Earth. The full confrontation of the worship of Francis can be found by logging on to FRANCIS OF A SISSY on the Home page of this web site. Suffice it to say here, however, that the stigmata (wounds of the crucifixion) inflicted on Francis was NOT performed by God, but by Francis' fellow friers, and that Francis was a sado-masochistic goof-ball who was seduced into sado-masochism by Paul and the teachings of his church: Roman Catholicism.
8.15 Back in Old Testament times when the Spirit of God commanded His children to obey His commandments, God was the Spirit of Bondage. [!] Therefore, all that the prophets and righteous people of Old Testament times received was mean old God's Spirit of Bondage. All of those people lived in constant fear of the wrath of God if they failed to obey God's slave-driving commandments, too.
You have not received God's Spirit of Bondage, however, so you need not fear the wrath of God when your body willfully disobeys His commandments. Instead, you have received God's Spirit of Adoption. God's Spirit of Adoption is that by which we cry, "Abba, Father! Thank you! Thank you for not making us obey you anymore! We hate your rotten slave-driving commandments! We hated it when we lived in fear of what would happen to us if we disobeyed your commandments! Our being adopted by you is so much better than it was back when the prophets were your genuine and legitimate children."
Oh, so God has decided to adopt illegitimate children, has He? And, "Abba, Father!" is the ecstatic prayer of you lawless Christian adoptees, is it? And while you are amplifying and attempting to explain away Paul's terrorism against our Father in Heaven, you think you are so intelligent, do you? Hear the Savior.
"Enter you in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate and narrow is the Way which leads unto Life, few there be that find it." Matthew 7.13-14
That which is strait is strict, limited in space or time, closely fitting, constricted, tight, rigorous, hemmed in, confined, causing distress, difficult, limited as to means or resources. So you think that just because your god-father Paul came along, God changed the requirement that only the people who adhere to His strict discipline and Doctrine gain salvation, do you Christian? After all, according to you, "Paul is so much more knowledgeable about salvation than is the Savior!" eh, ChristYIN?
The road to salvation is very strict. The prophets sometimes even refer to God's children as being God's prisoners. Being His prisoner not only represents what a strict disciplinarian God and His Handbook for Appropriate Human Behavior are, but to our becoming so captivated by the Word of God and addicted to Truth and honesty. However, obedience to the Word of God also provides awesome personal FREEDOM to each adherent that frees us from our past sins and addictions, self-hatred, boredom, depression, being controlled by and slaves to other people, being driven by false guilt like we were when we were imprisoned by religion's false beliefs.... God's sends us out and about to meet new people, and to enjoy and marvel at nature and His Creation. My happiest times camping are in the mountains when God and I are alone. He sets us free to dance and sing, and He commands us to use our artistic, musical, athletic, and creative talents in full.
We are not prisoners of hope like you Christians are, either, because we have the experiences of God wherein we actually watch Him fulfill our wants and needs in this life. That's why when something bad happens, we kick back and watch God turn that bad into a good.
The road to salvation also requires that we practice autonomy, self-restraint, self-control, self-government, independence, and self-directing freedom. He requires us to make many choices on our own without His aid, and to take responsibility for our choices. In other words, being one of God's prisoners is glorious! And we are NOT adoptees. We experience the Spirit inside ourselves, and are His children for real. That the Spirit of the Son of man is inside us is why you Christians, religious Jews, and Muslims want to murder us.
Anybody who promotes Paul's / the accuser's ghastly portrayal of our Father in Heaven as the Spirit of Bondage the way that Paul does is describing God as being the exact OPPOSITE of who and what God is. And such a person receives the devil's evil spirits, and is incited to participate in grotesque sins and toxic bragging rites. Those bragging rites include the gall in which you self-important Christian mental giants indulge.
8.16 Shut her up! Shut her up! Shut her up! Besides, you know that the Spirit of Adoption itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, don't you?
No, snaggletooth. I know your spirit is of ultimate evil PERIOD!
8.17 Shut her up! Shut her up! Shut her up! Since the Spirit of Adoption bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, then we are heirs of God's riches and joint-heirs with Christ. We have to suffer and suffer like He did, though, so that we may also be glorified together with Him like He was. See, if you are not suffering, you cannot be one of God's guys. So go ahead and suffer, you suffering slobs. Beat yourself up. Multilate yourself. Suffer and suffer in sin, sucker. I just love beguiling you into believing that all your suffering is the result of your being God's child. Heh-heh.
8.18 All our sufferings are not really such a big deal, though. After all, I reckon that the sufferings we endure in this present time are not worthy to be compared to all the great glory that is going to be revealed in us super-glorious Christian glory hounds later on.
8.19 You Christians know that I am telling you the truth, don't you? After all, Satan is earnest. Satan's earnest expectation is revealed when you know that he is still waiting for the sons of God to manifest themselves in human form.
8.20 You all ought to feel sorry for old Satan, too, because Satan was created to be subject to vanity. Satan did not become a vanity-stricken creature by self will, either. No, it's all God's fault that Satan is vain. God created Satan that way. God made Satan be vain when He subjected Satan to hope.
8.21 You don't need to be worried too much about Satan, though, because poor little old Satan is also going to be delivered from the bondage of corruption that God's Spirit of Bondage to sin inflicted on him. Satan himself is also going to enjoy the glorious liberty that the children of God enjoy now that we do not have to obey God's dumb old slave-driving commandments. Ain't that wonderful? Satan is going to become one of God's adopted children, too. Wheeeeeeee!
But there's no blasphemy in those lies, eh, Christian? Last night while watching a movie, I heard an actor say, "Satan's greatest achievment was seducing people into believing that he doesn't exist." Right on. And there he is talking through his number one head: the great anti-Christ Paul.
8.22 Now you know that what I am telling you is the truth, because we Christians know that up until now, God's whole creation of humanity has been groaning and travailing in hard labor pains together from having to obey God's oppressive commandments.
(Oops. I'd better not leave it like that. My Christians might get the idea that they are supposed to be happy now that I have suckered them into thinking that they do not have to obey God's commandments. I already know that they will not be happy, though, because being a sinner is very painful. Let me see. How can I fix it? Oh, I've got it!)
8.23 Ahem. What I meant to say is that God's children are not the only ones who groan and travail with labor pains. We do that, too. We do it for a different reason, though. The reason we Christian men groan and travail in labor pains is because we are pregnant with the first fruits of the Spirit of Christ that is within us. We even groan within ourselves, too. We do that because we are waiting for the Spirit of Adoption to adopt our first fruits. The Spirit of Adoption will adopt us fruits when He redeems our pregnant bodies from having to carry around all these first fruits.
What Paul is describing here is Christianity's Emasculate Conception.
8.24 We Christians are saved by hope. We do not hope for something that can be seen, though, because hope for something that can be seen is not really hope at all. After all, if a man sees light at the end of the tunnel, he doesn't have anything left to hope for, right?
Well, isn't that right, Christian?
8.25 Therefore, we hope for things that we cannot see. Then we Christians patiently sit around waiting for those unseen things to materialize.
Well, aren't you special? So exactly what are those unseen things that you prisoners of hope hope for?
8.26 We don't know! We have too many infirmities and are too feeble-minded to know what we are supposed to pray for! So if you Christians are weak of mind, will, and body, good! You're on the right track. That's the way God wants His adoptees to be! See, we ought to know what to pray for, but we don't. Therefore, the Spirit of God helps our feeble minds to grow increasingly feeble. He does that when the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us. The Spirit of God intercedes between our feeble minds and God by uttering groanings that cannot be uttered.
Oh, so you don't even know how to pray, eh, Christian? Well, what do you know. Paul finally spoke a truth. Well, while you're uttering utterances that cannot be uttered, let's see if any of this rings a bell. Matthew 6.5-15
"When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are, for hypocrites are those people named Christians, Jews and Muslims who love to pray standing in the synagogues and churches, and en masse laying prostrate on carpets in mosques, and who pray in the corners of the streets, and in restaurants, and in huddles on the field following professional football games, and in front of the wailing wall in Jerusalem bobbing back and forth that they may be seen of men so that all the gullible observers will say, 'Oh, isn't that sweet? Look how righteous and holy those prayers are!' Verily, I say unto you, 'Those hypocrites have their reward,' and what an empty, hollow, feeble-minded reward they seek, too.
But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret. And your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.
And when you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen Catholics do when they say that stupid 'Hail Mary' prayer over and over, nor like those long-winded fundamentalist heathens who pray on and on in church, nor like those heathen Muslims who pray five times a day, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking, but they won't. Be not you therefore like them, for your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask Him.
After this manner, therefore, pray you:
'Our Father which art in Heaven, "Hallowed" be your name. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done in earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Your's is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.'
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
And the feeble-minded Catholic popes scream, "No! No! No! We are not supposed to pray like that. Instead we are supposed to pray to Mary, not God. After all, God is too busy to pay any attention to us heathens, er, I mean sinners. Therefore, you must pray as follows:
'Heil Mary! You are full of grace. The Lord is with You. Blessed art Thou amongst women. Blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb. The Fruit of Thy womb is Jesus.
Holy Mary, You are the Mother of God, and since You are God's Progenitor, You are also His Superior. Therefore, Holy Mary, Mother Superior, Mother of Sorrows, Immaculate Conception, My Divine Inspiration, pray for us heathens, er, I mean sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen!'"
And the fundamentalist Christians scream:
"No! No! No! Both Jesus and the Catholics are wrong. We are not supposed to enter a closet and shut the door prior to praying! Back then in Jesus' time, closets were like pantries where people kept their food. Since people rarely have pantries in their homes anymore, we should not enter any other kind of a closet, either. Instead, we must pray standing up in church, and in restaurants, and on street corners...!
Furthermore, our prayers must be extremely long-winded. Otherwise, God won't listen to us. Besides, we have lots of sick people in our congregations to pray for. But that's okay, because the Great Apostle Paul said we Christians have lots of infirmities, remember?
And when we pray, we rarely pray to God. Instead, we pray to Christ Jesus. And when we end our prayers, we say, 'In the name of Christ Jesus we pray. Amen.' And then everybody else in church says, 'Amen,' too.
Yes, we know the children in church are saying, 'Amen. Thank God it's over!' but we don't pay much attention to them. They'll learn how to pray like Paul when they get older."
And the Muslims scream,
"NO! NO! NO! NO! Jesus and the Catholics and the fundamentalist Christians do not know what they are talking about! Anybody who prays the way the Savior tells people to pray is an INFIDEL and a SWINE! You must pray at least five times a day: dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and late evening. And whenever possible, you are to pray with other people.
You must wash your hands, arms, mouth, and feet up to your ankles to purify your soul. Make sure you clean out your nostrils, too, to get rid of all those boogers.
Whenever you can, you must pray in a mosque on a prayer carpet, and you must face the holy city of Mecca-bucks.
You must say, 'In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. The most Gracious, the most Merciful. Lord of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship, and from You alone we seek help. Guide us on the right path, the path of all our suicidal terrorists, pedophiles, female-abusers, and murderers on whom you have bestowed such marvelous grace who are now in Heaven having sex with all those beautiful sex slaves, not of those nasty Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and your Law-abiding children with whom you are so displeased, nor those who have gone astray. No, guide Us, for only Us Muslims know how to pray, prey, and obey.'
You must raise your hands to your ears and say, 'God is Great' Then rise. Then you must say, 'God is Great,' and bow with your hands on your knees. Then you must stand. Then you must prostrate yourself with your forehead touching the ground. Then you must say, 'God is Great,' while you are rising to a sitting position. Then you must lay prostrate again and say, 'God is Great,' again. Then you must return to the sitting position and speak a personal prayer. Then you must turn your face to the right and left and greet your neighbors.
Oops, I almost forgot to remind you to remember Romper Room! Yeah, you know. "Up and down, nose to the ground, stand on tippy-toes, drop the bomb." See, isn't that way better than praying the way that the Savior tells you to pray?"
And the charismatic Christians scream,
"NO! NO! N), #$@*! You must babble on in unknown tongues uttering utterances that cannot be uttered when you pray! See when we babble on in unknown tongues, the Holy Spirit maketh intercession between our spirit and God.
The observer says, "But the Holy Spirit IS God. How is the Holy Spirit going to intercede between Himself and Himself?" The charismatic, suddenly quite agitated, sputters:
"I don't know! Nevertheless, the Great Apostle Paul says that the Holy Spirit maketh intercession between God and me, so there!"
The observer says, "Oh. Well then tell me, what are you saying to God when you're praying to Him in unknown tongues?" The charismatic answers,
"How the #$@* should I know? After all, it's the Holy Spirit that maketh intercession between me and God! I don't know what the ^$#@!* they are talking about!"
Then the observer says, "Oh. Well then, what does God answer?" The charismatic snarls:
"I'll be damned if I know! After all it's the Holy Spirit maketh-ing intercession between me and God, you knowest!"
Then he stomps off mad as a hornet because the observer dared to ask him sensible questions.
So, entering a closet -- clothes closet, bathroom (water closet), pantry, ... -- closing the door, and saying the prayer exactly the way the Master says to say it is just too hard for you people to obey, eh? You're so much smarter than the Son of God is, eh?
Praying in secret in a closet with the door shut and speaking His prayer instructions exactly as given really does work. The blessings start pouring out on us. The GMC's, God-made coincidences, start flying. We get answers to questions that nobody has been able to answer for thousands of years.... Therefore, I strongly suggest that you give it a try. Because it's all performed in secret, nobody but God is to know what you are doing, so you people-pleasers can stop worrying about what the neighbors are going to think of you when you pray God's way.