Back to the preyer Paul who admits that he does not know how to pray, and confesses that he ought to know how to pray in whom Christians place their faith
- even though they do not believe Paul means it when he says that he does not know how to pray,
- who also try to imitate him, and
- marvel about what a good pray-er he is
- even though they are hard-pressed to find even one verse in Paul's dogma that looks even remotely like a prayer to God.
8.27 No! No! No! Believe My Christians! The Spirit of God knows what the mind of God thinks. Therefore, the Spirit of God searches the hearts of us feeble-minded saints. Then when the Spirit of God sees that the hearts of us feeble-minded saints are wicked, the Spirit of God intercedes between our hearts and God by pleading with God to excuse us for having such wicked hearts. Either that, or the Spirit of God lies to God about what our hearts are like.
8.28 Besides, we know that all things work together for the good of those people who love God. The people who love God are those who are the called. They are called "the called" according to whatever purpose God has in store for them.
8.29 See, God knew me in advance of my coming. Therefore, God predestined me to be conformed to the image of His Son. God did that so that I might be the firstborn among many of Christ's brothers.
By exalting himself as being the firstborn among the Lord's brothers, Paul is subliminally accusing the Lord's disciples of NOT having gained salvation. Aaaaaaaargh!
8.30 Moreover, those of us whom God predestined to be among Christ's brothers, He also called "the called." See how smart I am? And He justified those of us whom He called, too. He justifies us no matter what sinful deeds we do. And whom He justified, He also glorified. See how glorified I am?
8.31 What then shall we say to these justified, glorified, predestined, called things? I know what we shall say to them. We shall say, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" See how smart I am?
8.32 See, God did not spare His own Son. Instead, God delivered up His Son to be crucified on behalf of us all. Therefore, God freely gives us all things. He does it with His Son. Either God, hand-in-hand with His Son, freely gives us everything we ask for, or else God uses His Son to freely give us everything including salvation.
8.33 Therefore, what person has the power to charge God's elect people with doing anything wrong? Nobody! After all, God is the one who justifies everything we do.
8.34 And what person has the power to condemn us when we Christians do something wrong? Nobody! After all, Christ is the one that died. Oops. Yea, rather, Christ is the one that is risen again. Christ is even at the right hand of God. Christ also makes intercession for us to God.
8.35-36 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Not tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword can separate us from the love of Christ, as it is written somewhere back in those Old Testament scriptures that you are not allowed to study and believe: "For your sake we are killed all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
8.37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors. We are better than conquerors because of Christ who used to love us. For I am persuaded to believe that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from that portion of the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What blasphemies! Behind these last three verses of sweet honey-tasting lies that when believed, turn Christians into bitter-bellies who love to hate, are at least two primary evil motivations. Paul was deceiving Christians into believing:
- No matter what evil deeds they performed, they were invincible, and that nothing they did could separate them from God's love, "So go ahead! Sin some more!"
- When they suffered the torment that great sinners endure, they were to stuff their feelings and ignore the torment, for, according to Paul, they would be on the right track and were headed for Heaven.
Thus, Paul was seducing Christians into committing the horrible mistakes of having no fear of God, no fear of the consequences that are issued to sinners, and into crowing about how special they were.
So you think that you are invincible, do you, Christian? Well, hear the Lord's caution:
"Take heed that no man deceives you, for many shall come in my name saying I am Christ, and shall deceive many... For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive even the very elect." Matthew 24.5,24.
Who comes in the Lord's name? Christians.
Who says that Jesus is the Christ? Christians.
Thus, who deceives many? Christians.
That Christianity has complied with Paul is the fulfillment of prophesy in Revelation 18.4-8 that describes Christianity as a whore.
"Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues, for her sins have reached unto Heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works. In the cup which she has filled, fill to her double.
How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously. So much torment and sorrow give her, for she says in her heart, 'I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.'
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, mourning, and famine. And she shall be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her."
Now check out the list of things that Paul claims cannot separate us from God's love.
- things present
- things to come
- any other creature.
Let's compare the list to the ways that the devil tempted the Lord Himself, and do so knowing that since the whore had the audacity to tempt Jesus, he would surely play havoc tempting us.
"If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Matthew 4.3
Because the Lord was hungry, the devil was tempting Him to take control of the situation and misuse His powers. Had Jesus succumbed, He would have been suckered into sin by numbers 3, 5, 6, and 10, the "angel" being the angel of bottomless pit, Satan, and "any other creature" also being the devil himself.
Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down, for it is written, 'He shall give His angels charge concerning you, and in their hands they shall bear you up lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.'" Matthew 4.5-6
The devil was tempting the Lord with numbers 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 to again abuse His powers, be a dare devil, and commit suicide.
Again the devil took Him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, and said to Him, "All these things will I give you if you will fall down and worship me."Matthew 4.8
The temptations include numbers 1 (the death being Spiritual), 4, 5, 6, and 10.
Note, too, that the devil tempted Jesus with authentic Old Testament scriptures, in this case quoted from Psalm 91. Therein were we notified loud and clear that the antiChrist -- the devil / Satan / Paul / the serpent -- would misuse Old Testament scriptures in order to seduce Christendumb into swallowing the lies of his tree of knowledge of good and evil -- a tactic that Paul used again and again throughout his venomous lies.
The Old Testament scripture that Paul misapplied in Romans 8.36 comes from Psalm 44. This psalm was not written by David, but by the sons of Korah. This scripture pretty accurately describes:
- the consequences Jews have suffered for their failure to believe and obey God,
- exposes the Jews' failure to perceive why they have suffered such severe consequences, and
- reveals much Jewish thinking that has continued non-stop to this day.
Therefore, all the while that Paul was using this scripture to crow about how nothing -- not even God's angels -- was going to separate him from his glory,
- these scriptures were saying the exact opposite, and
- what this psalm describes as having happened to the Jews as the result of their abandoning God's Word is going to be amplified in the Christians big time, and soon.
Psalm 44.1 We have heard with our ears, O God. Our fathers have told us what work you did in their days in the times of old. 2They told us how you drove out the heathen with your hand and planted our fathers in their place. They told us how you afflicted the people and cast them out, 3for our fathers did not get the land in their possession by their own sword; neither did their own arm save them. Instead, your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance saved them, because you showed favoritism towards our fathers.
4 You are my King, O God. Command deliverances for Jacob. 5Through you will we push down our enemies. Through your name will we tread them under that rise up against us, 6for I will not trust in my bow; neither shall my sword save me, 7but you have saved us from our enemies, and have put those who hated us to shame. 8In God we boast all the day long, and praise your name forever. Selah.
It's true. Both Jews and Christians boast all the day long. Jews boast from the position of claiming to be God's chosen people. Christians boast as a result of believing and repeating Paul's babbling blasphemy. All the while, God's chosen people are the children of IsReal; i.e., people who are down-to-earth, realistic, and rigorously honest. We are people to whom God Is Real, and we do not boast. We know better. Instead, we express an attitude of genuine gratitude for the blessings that God bestows upon us, because we know of a certainty that without God, we are nothing and are in big trouble.
9 But you have cast us off, and put us to shame. You go not forth with our armies. 10You make us to retreat from the enemy, and they that hate us take our goods as spoil for themselves. 11You have given us up like sheep for meat for them, and have scattered us among the heathen. 12You sell your people for nothing, and do not increase wealth by their price. 13You make us a reproach to our neighbors -- a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. 14You make us a byword among the heathen -- a shaking of the head among the people.
15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face has covered me 16because of the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes by reason of the enemy Satan and the avenger. 17All this has come upon us. Yet, we have not forgotten you; neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant. 18Our heart is not turned back; neither have our steps declined from your way 19even though you have sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death. 20If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god, 21shall not God search this out? After all, He knows the secrets of the heart.
God does indeed search man's heart, knows the secrets of the heart, and knows of a certainty that you Jews have indeed stretched out your hands to a strange god. You are not IsReal lights, but Ezra-ailees. And for that you suffer great consequences, including being like fuel for the fire when your people were slaughtered in Hitler's horrible gas chambers.
Here is the core of what you did wrong. When the Holy Ghost impregnated Mary with His Spirit, God was the same as placing His own heart, voice, and mouth in human form. That human form is His Son, the Messiah, Jesus.
Your religious leaders did not want you to hear what God has to say spoken to perfection. Jewish religious leaders knew that if people came to believe the Messiah, their own lack of knowledge of God would be exposed. If you believed the Son/Word of God, they themselves would lose their position of authority. The Jewish leaders of religion would then lose their prestige, property, and power to lord over other people, and would be out on the streets out of a job. Therefore, your religious leaders sought to slay the heart, voice, and mouth of God Himself to shut Him up! They did it so that they themselves could cling to something so shallow and insignificant as money, property, prestige, and the power to lord over and exploit other people, etc.
Now let's see. A person's life expectancy on earth probably averages about 70 years. Those nimwads exchanged genuine happiness in this life and eternal life in the hereafter in the State of Ultimate Bliss for what they thought was "the good life" for maybe seventy years on earth. Ooh. But I'm supposed to think they were really smart guys, eh? And God's chosen people, eh? NOT! Jewish religious leaders were so far removed from God that they had murder in their hearts. They wanted the heart, voice, and mouth of God Himself slaughtered so that people could not hear what He has to say to us. Any person who has murder in his heart is of ultimate evil. To want to not hear what God has to say to us humans is full-blown insanity.
To this day you Jews carry on with the insanity of your religious leaders. You continue to brag and brag that you are God's chosen people. Your bragging rites are so obnoxious and offensive. You are no more a child of God than is Anton LaVey. Go count the number of times that God through His prophets spoke up against iniquity/un-equity if you can. He warned you and warned you that you were up to no good. By warring against equity / human equality, you indeed defile God's covenants.
He warned you and warned you through His marvelous prophets of old what was going to happen. He was going to send His own heart, voice, and mouth in human form to teach us once for all the right way to be. And He told you and told you what you and the vast majority of all other humans on earth were going to do: seek to slaughter Him, His Word.
Just listen to what you Jews say in your hearts:
Psalm 44.22 Yes, for your sake, God, are we killed all the day long. We are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
That is the verse quoted and misapplied by Paul. Do you religious Jews still think that your people are being slaughtered because you are God's guys? No, your people have been slaughtering God's genuine prophets from the beginning. Your people did it because they did not want to hear what God's heart, voice, and mouth has to say through His prophets, either.
Psalm 44.23 Awake! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Arise! Cast us not off forever. 24Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression? 25Our soul is bowed down to the dust. Our belly cleaves to the earth. 26Arise for our help, and redeem us for your mercies' sake.
Are you listening, Christians? Here are the Jews claiming that they did not betray God's covenant, and that they did not chase a false god. In reality, they did indeed forsake God's covenant as have you Christians. The Jews did/do chase a false god, as do you Christians and Muslims. The primary false god of the Jews is Ezra, the number one false god of the Christians is Paul, and the head god of the Muslims is Muhammad. What makes all your self-defenses so offensive is that any person who knows God for real knows of a certainty that Jesus is His Son and mankind's only Savior. We know it because making direct, conscious contact with God continuously is only achieved by believing and obeying the Master. That person also knows that Paul, Ezra, and Muhammad are not of God, and that what each of them teaches actively wars against God and God's will for mankind.
The Jews are testifying that their soul is bowed down to the dust and that their belly cleaves to the earth. Therein are the Jews testifying that they, too, are suffering the consequences of having unwittingly become Satanists. You do recall, do you not, what consequences God spoke through Moses warning that Satan was a serpent? And God told the snake, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field. Upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life." Genesis 3.14. In other words, these Jews were suffering the consequences for their apostasy of swallowing Satan in the form of Ezra's lies, thereby becoming filled with Satan's evil spirits and suffering the consequences of being Satanists. The same consequences are about to be bestowed upon you Christians and Muslims, and all you religious people who have been misrepresenting God. Therefore, I tell you again that you people had better develop a VERY healthy fear of God quick!
When I was looking up the original Old Testament scripture that Paul had misapplied, the Spirit drew me to Jeremiah 51 wherein God tells us through Jeremiah that He will bring you Satanists -- you Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc. -- down like lambs to the slaughter.
Before turning to Jeremiah, however, I feel I need to tell you that when I began studying his writings, I was astonished that the Master had not quoted from Jeremiah more often in the Gospel. So often Jeremiah nails Christian behavior and apostasy so clearly, specifically, accurately, and concisely that I marvel that people couldn't tell that Babylon is the realm of the whore named Religion, especially Christianity. I believe that the reason the Master rarely quoted from Jeremiah is because He has been saving his treasures for these end times, for Jeremiah is one of God's most brilliant avenging angels. (Flooded.)
Jeremiah 51.1 Thus says the Lord, "Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, (the whore named Religion, especially Christianity, Judaism, and Islam). And against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, I will send a destroying wind. 2I will send unto Babble-on fanners that shall fan her, and shall empty her land, for in the day of trouble the people shall be against her round about.
3 Against him that bends God's Truth into twisted lies, and to him that lifts himself up in his brigandine, let the archer bend his bow.
Brigandine is medieval/mid-evil body armor made of scales or plates. God's children are to speak up against and shoot down the lies of any person who continues to war against God's Truth and who seeks to justify his own apostasy. By contrast, God's children drop our guard, and humble ourselves to admit our errors without any self-justification, and we let God handle the outcome. In so-doing, we find awesome inner peace as we have never known peace before.
And spare not Religion's young men. Destroy you utterly all her host.
God is telling us to confront and trash all of Religion's false doctrine, including the dogma currently being promoted by her young people.
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans (religious astrologers, especially Christians already defined in the third page of Romans), and shall be thrust through in Religion's streets, 5for Israel has NOT been forsaken, nor has Judah been deprived of his God of the Lord of hosts even though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of IsReal.
Do you understand, Jews, that God is neither for you nor against you based on your Jewish heritage. His arm is, and always has been, stretched out to grant you salvation. All you have to do is what all the rest of us humans have to do: repent and believe the Gospel.
As for Paul's claim that nothing is able to separate us from the love of God, you can stuff it! One misdeed can separate us from God. Sometimes when God has separated Himself from me, I didn't even know what I had done wrong. I have to review my behaviors, keep asking Him what I did wrong, search the Scriptures, talk about it at meetings, etc., until I figure it out. Then I clean up my act, work my amends, and back He comes to stroke me again.
When I went back to college at the age of forty-something, I was dirt poor, and lived with my parents. A family member accused me of being a mooch because I was financially dependent on my parents. I felt so bad because I thought maybe I really was being a mooch, even though I knew that I was not smart enough to hold down a job and also absorb all the information that was being taught to me at school. I have to study and study in order to absorb information. As a result of my self-doubts, God removed His Spirit from me.
It took me several very painful, anxious days to figure out what I had done wrong. When I realized that my half-believing my accuser was my error, and told myself, "I am NOT a mooch," God came back. God rules us humans with such a strong rod of discipline that our just half-believing a lie is enough to separate us from His love. Such experiences also validate that salvation is an endless quest for Truth. Therefore, if you Jews, racists, sexists, etc. cannot stop believing that you are better than the people against whom you discriminate, you are going to remain in very hot water. And if you victims of discrimination (females, people of color, etc.) cannot stop believing that you are less than equal in value to those people who discriminate against you, you remain in very hot water, too. False self-devaluation is just as repugnant to God as is self-exaltation.
And the bottom line to all this is that not only can
- things present
- things to come
- depth, and
- any other creature
separate us from the love of God, but so can even half-believing a lie!