Romans 12.11 - 13.14
11 No, no, NO! Thou shalt NOT listen to Him. Instead, thou shalt NOT be slothful in business! If you are slothful in business, you might not make enough money to give to me. Heh-heh.
"Woe unto you that are rich, for you have received your consolation!" Luke 6.24
Jesus looked round about, and said to His disciples, "How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the Kingdom of God!" And the disciples were astonished at His words, but Jesus answered again, "Children, how hard it is for them that trust in riches to enter the Kingdom of God!"
And they were astonished out of measure saying among themselves, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looking upon them said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible." Mark 10.23-27
"If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven. And come and follow me." Matthew 19.21
"Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor yet for your body what you shall put on. Is not life more than meat and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap nor gather into barns. Yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field which today is and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, oh you of little faith?
Therefore, take no thought, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'Wherewithal shall we be clothed?' for after all these things do the Gentiles seek, for your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek you first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Take, therefore, no thought for tomorrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6.25-34
11 No, no, NO! Thou shalt NOT BELIEVE HIM. Instead, thou shalt be fervent in spirit while chasing after the god of the Gentiles, the almighty dollar! And thou shalt serve the Lord: me, money, property, prestige, and the power to manipulate and control others. Heh-heh.
12 Thou shalt rejoice in all the hope of salvation that I am giving to you, you prisoners of hope. Thou shalt be patient while you are going through all those tribulations you are about to endure for having been gullible enough to believe and obey me, too, and thou shalt continue instant in prayer expecting God to do it all while you sit glued to the pew obeying me. Heh-heh
13 Thou shalt distribute your food, money and property for the necessity of saints like me, and thou shalt be given to hospitality. I am on my way to Rome, you know. Prepare yourselves to make room for me to leech off you. Heh-heh.
14 Thou shalt bless them which persecute you. Thou shalt bless them, and curse not.
15 Thou shalt stuff and fake your own feelings to instead rejoice with them that rejoice and weep with the people who weep!
16 Thou shalt all be of the same mind one toward another. Thou shalt all think alike! No free-thinkers or autonomy is allowed! Instead, thou shalt give control of your will, thinking, beliefs and behaviors to MY dogma as it is preached through your priest or preacher!
Thou shalt not mind high things like God and His Son, thou shalt not become marked by elevated principles and feelings, and thou shalt not seek a college education! If you study and believe the Gospel on your own and increase your knowledge by going to college, you might think that you have gained wisdom, you know, and your thinking that you have gained wisdom is BAD, BAD, BAD!
Further, thou shalt be condescending to poor people. That way, they'll be sure to hate you! And when they think that you represent Jesus, they will refuse to study His Doctrine on their own. Heh-heh.
Thou shalt not be wise in your own conceits! Studying the Bible on your own, minding God, and receiving a college education only makes people conceited, you know! Heh-heh.
17 Thou shalt recompense evil for evil to no man!
Thou shalt provide honest things in the sight of all men. The dishonest things you do behind their backs is okay with me though. Just make sure you don't get caught!
18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, thou shalt live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, thou shalt not avenge yourselves. Thou shalt rather give place to wrath, for it is written, "'Vengeance is mine. I will repay,' says the Lord." 20Therefore, if your enemy is hungry, thou shalt feed him, and if your enemy is thirsty, thou shalt give him something to drink, for in so doing you will be heaping coals of fire on his head. 21Then you will not have been overcome of evil. Instead, you will have overcome evil with good.
Ooh, so if you give your enemy food and water from the motivation of thinking that you will be heaping coals of fire on his head, you will really be doing good works, eh, Xyin?
13.1 Thou shalt turn your soul over to being subjected to the will of the higher powers, for there is no power but the power of God.
Whoa! What heavy-duty seduction of Christians into thinking they were invincible and into ignoring the power of ultimate evil inside themselves. That Satan -- the power of ultimate evil -- is a power greater than ourselves is why I prefer to refer to God as Highest Power rather than Higher Power.
The powers that be are ordained by God. The power of ultimate evil / Satan does not exist. Even if he did, you ought not to worry about being deceived by him because God ordained Satan into God's ministry.
AARGH! Now watch Paul attempt to cover up his promotion of Satan and demons by making it sound like he was only referring to governmental leaders.
The people who hold positions of authority have been ordained by God to hold those positions and are God's ministers. Therefore, all Christian kings and queens really do rule by divine right. Heh-heh.
2 Whosoever, therefore, resists the will of powerful leaders who hold positions of authority resists the ordinances of God and is damned to Hell! Therefore, thou shalt bow down to and serve powerful leaders.
"Get you hence, Satan, for it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve!'" Matthew 4.10
So Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, Constantine the Great, etc. were actually God's ministers, eh, Xian? And anybody who resisted the will of Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, ... is damned to Hell, eh, Xyin? But you're not gullible as all get-out, right?
There came certain of the Pharisees saying to Jesus, "Get out and depart from here, for Herod will kill you." Jesus said to them, "Go tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out devils and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I, the Word of God, shall be perfected, the third day referring especially to this third millennium following His resurrection when people of the great Spiritual Awakening perfect His teachings by explaining His Doctrine and its applications. Nevertheless, I must walk today, tomorrow, and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem." Luke 13.31-22
Does it sound like Jesus is kowtowing to the will of Herod or commanding people to kowtow to the will of a governmental leader when He says, "Go tell that fox..."? Listen to what else He says.
"You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them, but it shall not be so among you. Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister, and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto but to minister and to give His life a ransom for many." Matthew 20.25-28 "For whether is greater, he that sits at meat, or he that serves? Is not he that sits at meat? But I am among you as He that serves." Luke 22.27
"No man can serve two masters, for for either he will hate the One and love the other, or else he will hold to the One and despise the other." Matthew 6.24
"The light of the body is the eye. If, therefore, your eye be single focused on learning and obeying the will of God which is achieved ONLY by obeying the Doctrine of the Son of God, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!"Matthew 6.22-23
Because you Xians did not believe the Savior, you attempted to serve Paul, your political and religious leaders, and just about anybody else EXCEPT the Son of God. As a result, you served Satan, and failed to recognize just how much you actually HATE the Son of God.
"You are they which justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts, for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16.15
3 NO! Thou shalt not believe that your highly-esteeming political and religious leaders is an abomination in the sight of God. After all, rulers do not terrorize people who do good works. They only terrorize people who do evil.
Are you sure about that, Xyin? So Jezebel's henchmen never terrorized God's prophets, eh, Xian? And when Hitler's henchmen slaughtered millions of Jews and allies, they were only terrorizing people who do evil, eh? And when Osama bin Laden's henchmen dove those airplanes into those buildings, they were only terrorizing people who do evil, eh? But you're not extremely gullible, right?
Thou shalt not be afraid of the person who holds the position of power and authority to lord over others! Instead, thou shalt do that which is good. And that which is good commands you, "Thou shalt praise your governmental leaders no matter what heinous acts they perform, and thou shalt obey their edicts!" So there!
4 Why should you praise and obey Hitler, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Manuel Noriega, Idi Amin, and Osama bin Laden? Because every one of those powerful leaders is the minister of God. He ministers unto you for your own good, too, so if you do that which is evil by resisting those terrorists' acts of terrorism, thou shalt be afraid! After all, those ministers of God do not bear the sword in vain. Instead, each of them is the minister of God and a revenger to execute wrath upon any person who does evil by resisting their acts of terrorism. So there!
5 Therefore, thou shalt praise Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Manuel Noriega! Thou shalt not only subject yourself to their terrorism, but thou shalt carry on with their slaughter of innocent people! Not only shall you praise them and carry out their acts of terrorism for the sake of promoting the wrath of God, but you shall do it so that you can have a clear conscience. So if you have a guilty conscience after murdering innocent people, you are WAY out of line with the will of God. So go ahead. Stuff your feelings! Ignore your conscience! Live a lie and lie like Hell. Heh-heh.
6 For the cause of praising and obeying terroristic governmental leaders, thou shalt also pay tribute to them. After all, I remind you again that Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, etc. are God's ministers who attend continually upon this very thing of gaining tribute from you so that they can manipulate and control you, get high off of receiving your praise, and get filthy rich at your expense.
7 Therefore, thou shalt kowtow to all human gods by rendering whatever is due to them.
- Thou shalt pay tribute to governmental leaders to whom tribute is due.
- Thou shalt abide by the social customs that express preferential treatment to whomever that social custom says preferential treatment is due.
- Thou shalt pretend to express fear to whomever other people tell you fear is due.
- And thou shalt honor whomever a given culture claims honor is due.
So go ahead. Be a respecter of persons so that your Maker will take you away! Bow down to the Catholics' god-king the pope and kiss his ring. Kowtow the way oriental people are taught to do. Scream, "Heil Hitler!" and salute him. After all, he's just a minister of God, and you are supposed to kowtow to all of God's ministers like Me! Heh-heh.
Oh, really, Christian? Then how about trying to explain the following.
When they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter and said, "Does not your Maser pay tribute?" Peter said, "Yes," but when he had come into the house, Jesus prevented him saying, "What think you, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? Of their own children, or of strangers?" Peter said to Him, "Of strangers."
Jesus said unto him, "Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened his mouth, you shall find a piece of money. That take and give to them for me and you." Matthew 17.24-27
In other words, the people who obey Paul and willfully pay custom, tribute, honor, etc. to religious and political leaders are not God's children but estranged from Him.
8 Thou shalt owe no man anything, so pay off all your bills! After all, the only thing you owe to one another is to love one another no matter how stinking rotten another person's behaviors are. After all, the person who loves another person has completely fulfilled all of the Law of God that I command you Christians to disobey. Heh-heh.
Hmm. So did those Nazis who loved Hitler and carried out the Holocaust fulfill God's Law, Xyin?
9 The fulfilling of God's complete commandments that I told you Christians to disobey but now command you to obey are:
- Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- Thou shalt not kill.
- Thou shalt not steal.
- Thou shalt not bear false witness.
- And thou shalt not covet.
And IF there be any other of God's commandments that I command you to obey, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, "Thou shalt love your neighbor as yourself."
10The person who loves others works no ill to his neighbor. Therefore, any person who expresses love has fulfilled ALL of God's Law.
Hmm. So you Christians are so dim-witted that you cannot even remember the following, eh?
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment." Matthew 22.37
11 NO, no, NO! Thou shalt NOT believe and obey Him! After all, we know what time it is! Now it is high time for you Christians to awake out of sleep, for now that I am here our salvation is nearer to you than it was back when people believed and obeyed the Savior!
12 Besides, the night is far spent. The day is at hand. Thou shalt therefore cast off the works of darkness that are performed by mankind's obedience to God's commandments! Instead, thou shalt put on the armor of light by obeying MY commandments instead!
13 And I hereby command you:
- Thou shalt walk honestly in darkness as if you were walking in the light of the day.
- Thou shalt not walk in rioting.
- Thou shalt not walk in drunkenness.
- Thou shalt not walk in chambering committing adultery and fornication.
- Thou shalt not walk in wantonness.
- Thou shalt not walk in strife.
- Thou shalt not walk in envy of others.
14 Instead, thou shalt become A-bad-don by becoming put-ons who put on the Lord Jesus Christ by pretending to love, worship, and adore Him, and by bragging about how you are born-again Christians who have collectively taken over His role because you now form His body. Thou shalt not provide provisions for your flesh which has become the body of Christ, either. No sirreee. If you provide provisions for your flesh, you shall be seeking to fulfill the lusts of your flesh, and fulfilling the lusts of your flesh is BAD, BAD, BAD, you know! Yes, sexual intercourse within the confines of marriage is BAD, BAD, BAD! So there!
Whew. Some god you've got for yourselves there, Xyin. Are you still thinking that you need to protect and defend him as being "the great apostle Paul"?