2.1 I will have you know that I suffer great conflict on YOUR behalf, on behalf of the Christians at Laodicea, and on behalf of as many Christians as have not even seen My face in the flesh! Poor, poor pitiful Me. Boo-hoo. Sob-sob. Don't you feel sorry for Me? Don't you feel like you owe Me something? Don't you feel obligated to remain loyal to Me and M'newer Gospel? After all, it's all YOUR fault that I suffer so much. Heh-heh.
Are you Christians really so far out in La-La Land as to believe that it was the fault of the Christians back then that Paul suffered so much? Not so.
And there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias. To him said the Lord in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Behold, I am here, Lord."
And the Lord said unto him, "Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he prays and has seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him that he might receive his sight."
Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard by many of this man how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name."
But the Lord said to him, "Go your way, for he is a chosen vessel unto me to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel, for I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake." Acts 9.10-16
Not only is the Lord informing us that Paul was chosen to fulfill the role of the Antichrist / Satan-in-the-flesh, but that Saul / Paul's suffering would be God's recompense for Paul's terrorism of the Lord's disciples and Paul's grotesque misrepresentation and slander of God, His Son, the prophets, the Lord's disciples... He is also informing us that Paul would carry on his filthy scheming in the name of the Lord as the father of the CHRISTians. In other words, Paul had to suffer for the sake of his own outrageous lies, behaviors and blasphemies against the name of Christ, such as his seducing people into taking the name of the Lord in vain by labeling themselves CHRISTians in the first place, his gall in claiming that CHRISTians formed the body of Christ, his asSAULts against the Savior, his attempts to replace the Savior as the Christ of Christendumb.... How sad that you Christians lack the Spirit of the Son of man inside yourselves informing you that is exactly what He is referring to in Acts 9.10-16.
Furthermore, Paul presents his suffering as being issued by God. God does not punish one person for the sins of another person. Each of us is responsible for our own behaviors. The only way that each of us suffers due to another person's sins is by means of the pain that is inflicted on us by means of that person's sins.
2 The reason I will make sure that you know about My great conflict is so that you will feel sorry for Me and like you owe your loyalty to Me in return. Then the sympathy that you and other Christians feel for Me will unite your hearts with their hearts so that all Xian hearts might be comforted together from knowing how much I suffer on your behalf. Then when you all succumb to My sympathy-seeking pity-pot parties, you all will be closely knit together in your love and affection for Me. Heh-heh.
You all will also be closely knit together UNTO Me. After all, I, the Great Apostle Paul, am the One who possesses all the riches of the full assurance that I really do understand Spiritual matters. COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! And you shall be knitted to Me in your acknowledgement that I really do reveal the mystery of God that has been concealed from mankind since the beginning of time.
And you believe that, do you, Christian? Then why do the vast majority of Biblical scriptures remain great mysteries to you? And why -- when people ask you sensible questions that you cannot answer -- do you respond, "Oh, that's just another one of those great mysteries of God that man is never meant to understand"? Could it be that Paul's letters, which collectively form the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, were specifically designed to forever HIDE the mystery of God from people? Yes, indeed.
Furthermore, you will be knitted to Me in your belief that I really am dispensed by the Father and by Christ to be the minister of suffering unto you. 3After all, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in God and Christ. And since I reveal all the wisdom and knowledge of the mystery of God to you, you Christians will automatically know that I really am in God and Christ, too. Heh-heh.
4 Mind you, the only reason I am telling you that I, the Great Apostle Paul, am your minister of suffering who reveals the mystery of God to you is just so no other man, (such as the Lord's disciples named Peter, John, James...) should come along and speak enticing words from the real Gospel just to beguile you away from believing Me. Heh-heh.
5 After all, even though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit. I am joying and beholding how orderly you are, too, and your steadfast faith in the belief that Christ is in Me. See how omnipotent I am? So you'd better watch out. You'd better not cry. You'd better not pout. I'm telling you why. Satan Paul is coming to town. Heh-heh.
6 Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord when you received Me, thou shalt continue to walk in Him by believing and obeying Me. 7After all, you were rooted in Him when I preached to you, you were built up in Him when I preached to you, and you were established in the faith of Christianity when you were taught by Me. Therefore, thou shalt abound therein in obedience to the beliefs I promote, and thou shalt do so with thanksgiving.
Are you still thinking that Paul did not set himself up to replace Jesus (Jesus' Doctrine, Spirit, and example) as your Savior, Christian? If so, then look at it this way. In order to preach Jesus to perfection, a person would have to teach and preach the exact same Message as is given by God's Son, display the same Spirit as is within the Master, and provide leadership by means of his own behaviors reflecting the behavioral example provided by Jesus. Did Paul do ANY of that? NO! Paul displayed and preached the exact opposite of Jesus Doctrine, Spirit, and example.
8 Thou shalt beware lest any man spoils you by teaching you philosophy and practicing vain deceit. Philosophy is vain deceit that:
- chases after the traditions of men,
- chases after the rudiments of the world, and
- does not chase after Christ.
Hey, Christian philosophers. Is it true that philosophy does not seek to know God and His Son, the difference between good and evil, the destiny of mankind (Heaven and Hell) ...? No? Then why do you promote the lies of the man who claims that it does?
My college degree in religious studies required that I study philosophy, too. I came away from philosophy believing that the vast majority of philosophers are/were merely an extension of Babylon / Babble-on; i.e., babblers who are/were full of crap and who sought to promote themselves by means of speaking babble that nobody could discern. As a result, the people who found themselves incapable of deciphering the philosopher's babble would think that the "philosopher" was merely much more intelligent than himself. SUEY! When I started deciphering that babble for myself, I discovered that the vast majority of philosophical writings were mental Master-abation, merely aPAULogetics designed to promote Paul's insanities, and that very few philosophers ever made direct, conscious contact with God.
HOWEVER, many of the Lord's Greek disciples were well-versed in the philosophical teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. In turn, SOME of the teachings promoted by those particular philosophers -- especially Socrates -- validates the teachings of the Gospel, especially amplifying God as being the Prime Force / Prime Mover of the universe, the importance of truthfulness, expressing disdain for people-pleasing behaviors, and highlighting the persecution that attends our being truthful. In fact, Socrates himself was martyred for telling the Truth as best he knew it. While I have not studied enough of his writings, I have come to believe that Socrates was quite advanced Spiritually, especially for his time and lacking his exposure to the scriptures of the Old Testament. (Flooded).
Their foundation in the philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle is exactly why so many Greeks were among the first Gentiles to repent of their sins and believe the Son of God, and why so many Greeks expressed outrage for Paul's filthy lies. Thus, Paul's hog call for his Xyins to refuse to listen to philsophers was merely another ploy aimed at preventing his Xyins from hearing Truth come out of the mouths of Jesus' Greek disciples. AARGH!
9 All the bodily fulness of the Godhead dwells in Christ. And since you Christians form the body of Christ, all the fulness of the Godhead dwells in you, too. See the great mystery of God I reveal to you? Ain't I swell?
Oh, so now all the fulness of God's head dwells in you Christians, eh? If that were true, then not one of the scriptures of the Bible would be a great mystery to you, would it?
10 You Christians are complete in Jesus. How do I know? Because Jesus is the head of all principalities and powers. So if you don't like the stinking thinking of the world's tyrants, blame Jesus, not them. After all, Jesus is the One who commands them to think and behave as they do. Heh-heh.
11 You Christians are also circumcised inside Jesus with the kind of circumcision that is made without hands.
Wow! What a great mystery of God revealed to you Xians by the angel of the bottomless pit. P-L-E-A-S-E explain how you Xyins are circumcised inside Jesus.
That's easy. You Christians are circumcised inside Jesus without the use of hands by means of your putting off the body of sins that the flesh of your penis used to commit. Therein are you circumcised by means of the circumcision of Christ.
Ooh, you Christians must be so pleased. If that were true then why do so many of your priests and preachers continue to molest children, especially little boys? And why does the Catholic church have to establish trust funds to support the illegitimate children of her priests? And why do so many Christian preachers get caught with their pants down screwing perishoners and prostitutes?
12 Hmph! SHUT HER UP! Ahem. You Christians are also buried with Christ.
Ooh, another great mystery revealed. So Jesus remains buried, eh, citizens of Babble-on? Well, since you Xyins are buried with Him, you ought to at least know where YOU are buried. Therefore, how about telling us where you and the Savior are buried.
Jesus is buried in baptism, and so are My Christians! So there!
Oh, so when you Christians get baptized, the baptism slays you, eh? So that's why you have no experiential knowledge of the River of Life that rushes through the bloodstream of genuinely baptized Spirit-led people, eh?
Paul described baptism as death so that you Christians who experienced nothing when you were baptized would believe that feeling nothing is the way baptism works. Not so.
In those days came John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent you, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!" (which means that the Kingdom of Heaven is within our grasp in the here-and-now). For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare you the way of the Lord! Make His paths straight!'" And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leather girdle about his loins. His meat was locusts and wild honey.
Then went out to him Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when John saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, "O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits [works / actions / behaviors ] meet for repentance. And think not to say within yourselves, 'We have Abraham to our father,' for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He that comes after me is mightier than I whose shoes I am not worthy to bear. He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire, whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor and gather His wheat into the garner. But He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." Matthew 3.1-12
The people who were baptized by John came out of the water confessing their sins. River water itself causes no person to feel the compulsion to confess their sins. If it did, people would confess their sins every time they went swimming. Instead, God was actively at work within each person who was baptized by John. God was compelling those people to confess their sins. In other words, genuine baptism is not like death. Instead, those people who were truly baptized felt the compulsion to tell on themselves. And because that compulsion came from God, those people were actually experiencing the Spirit of God / Life within themselves.
Now listen to what the Master Himself says of baptism.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, 'Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.'" John 3.5
So all you people who lack the experience of having your soul being washed by the comforts of the Comforter -- (the Holy Ghost, the Fountain of Life, the Spiritual blood of Jesus that rushes through our bloodstream to reward our good efforts) -- have not gained salvation. And you will not enter the Kingdom of God in the afterlife unless you repent of your sins, believe the Gospel, and EXPERIENCE the genuine baptism in this life.
John baptized people in the river so that those of us who were born after Jesus' ministry in the flesh would know that when we were being Spiritually flooded inside ourselves, we had made direct, conscious contact with God. And just like those people of John the Baptist's time, we also feel the compulsion to confess our sins and work our amends. When it was time for me to work another amends, God would not let me sleep at night. He'd let me toss and turn in misery until I went directly to the person I had harmed, told on myself, and asked for forgiveness.
The reason John the Baptist said that Jesus would not only baptize us with the Holy Ghost (the comforts of the Comforter) but with fire is due to what happens to us during our process of coming to believe Jesus.
- When we err, He chastens our soul with a firey feeling much like sandpaper would feel if rubbed against our soul as a form of discipline to inform us of our errors and compel us to clean up our act.
- When other people offend and persecute us, He again fires us up with a feeling quite similar to our being chastened. I find that very interesting, and have come to believe that the reason why He does so is to sensitize us. For example, I was so used to sex discrimination and had believed so much of it myself that I had become somewhat numb to it. When I experienced it following my Spiritual Awakening, however, the Lord would fire me up inside myself to let me know how much He despises such insane degradation and how wrong it is. In turn, He would compel me to speak up against it.
- And His baptism with fire also relates to how He sets us on fire with the zeal to carry the Message of salvation / recovery to others.
No, no, NO! Thou shalt not believe Jesus, John the Baptist, or anybody who has actually experienced the baptism. Besides, I did not mean that Me and My Christians are really dead, you know. After all, didn't you dumb Christian saints know that you are also risen with Jesus?
Ooh, another great mystery revealed, eh? So you Christians form the resurrection of the Savior, too, eh? You must be so proud of yourselves. Exactly how did that occur, Babble-on?
My Christians are resurrected with Jesus by means of their having faith in the belief that God operates on them because I tell them that God operates on them. That's how! After all, God has raised Jesus from the dead. And since My Christians form the body of Christ, God has naturally raised My Christians from the dead, too.
Ooh, what logical proof you offer, Bullwrinkle.
13 And since you Christians are dead in your sins and the flesh of your penis remains uncircumcised, God rewards you for remaining dead to your sins and for your refusal to have your penis circumcised. God rewards you by quickening you together with Christ. God has also forgiven you Christians of all your trespasses even though you continue to sin. Yea, LET ANARCHY REIGN SUPREME! Heh-heh.
14 Yesiree! God has blotted out Moses' handwriting in the Old Testament of the Bible wherein Moses wrote down the ordinances given in God's commandments. God's commandments war against the behaviors promoted by us Christians, you know. God's Law contained in those ordinances gave commandments that were contrary to the way that we Christians believe and behave. Therefore, God took His Law and commandments out of our way, and nailed His Law to Jesus' cross to symbolize the death of His commandments just so we Christians could go on sinning without our having to pay the consequences for our rotten behaviors. Ain't that swell? Yea, LET ANARCHY REIGN SUPREME! Heh-heh.
And you actually believe that, do you, Christian? But you're not gullible as all get out, eh?
15 God spoiled principalities and powers. Yes, He did. The way He spoiled them is by having His Son crucified. And because Jesus is the head of all principalities and powers, God made an open show of His destruction of all principalities and powers when He publicly destroyed His Son by having Him crucified. God triumphed over principalities and powers in His open show of His Son's destruction, too. Ain't that swell?
Oh, really? Well, if it were an open show, all you Christians ought to know to which principalities and powers Paul refers. So what are they? .... Well, we're waiting.... Could it be that Paul was referring to the death of the principalities and powers that belong to the Son of God, Moses, Isaiah, David, the Lord's prophets, Peter, John, James, the children of IsReal, ....? Yes, indeed.
16 Therefore, thou shalt not allow any man to judge you regarding:
- what meat you eat,
- what you drink,
- your celebrations of pagan holidays,
- your celebrations of the new moon, or
- your changing the sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week.
Oh, but there's no seduction into willfully defying God's commandments there, eh, Xyin?
If anybody dares to criticize you for being a paganist, thou shalt not allow it! Silence your critic by any means necessary! 17The means by which you silence your critics are only a shadow of the things to come at your hands. Even so, I still say the body of Christianity is formed of Christ Himself. So there!
Oh, but there's no ultimate blasphemy in Paul's claim that all you Christians collectively form the body of Christ, eh? And there's no ultimate blasphemy contained in your promotion of that totally irreverent, absurdly self-exalting, obscene belief, eh, Christian? AARGH!
18 Thou shalt not let any man beguile you out of your reward by expressing a voluntary form of humility and his worship of angels.
Well, excuuuuuuuse me, but Jesus is God's primary angel / Messenger, and God's children do indeed worship Him. Just in case you do not get it (and obviously you don't), Paul just switched from beguiling his Xyins into not taking heed to the words spoken by Jesus' Greek disciples to Xyins not taking heed to the words spoken by the Lord's Jewish disciples named Peter, James, and John. AARGH!
NO! Don't believe her! After all, the people who worship the angel Jesus are beguilers, and such beguilers intrude into those things that I preach which he has not seen. He is vanity-stricken due to his being puffed up by his mind. His mind dwells on matters of the flesh, too.
That is the opposite of Truth. Jesus teaches us to be humble for real, shames us when we exalt ourselves, and repeatedly commands us to let go of focusing on matters of the flesh to instead keep our focus on Spiritual matters, especially our own gaining of salvation.
"Hear you, therefore, the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the Word of the Kingdom and understands it not, then comes the wicked one and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the wayside.
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the Word and anon with joy receives it, yet has no root in himself, but endures for a while, for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the Word, by and by he is offended (and stops carrying the Message to others).
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the Word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the Word, and he becomes unfruitful.
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the Word and understands it, which also bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13.18-23
No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the One and love the other, or else he will hold to the One and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
mammon: riches; material wealth or possessions.
"Therefore I say unto you, '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 the 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 unto 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 unto you.
Take, therefore, no thought for the morrow, for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6.24-34
Further, He informs us:
"Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted." Matthew 23.12
Just that one last statement should have informed you Christians that Paul was going to be abased BIG time due to Paul's incessant exaltation of himself AND YOU. That you repeat his ludicrous exaltations of you places you in the gutter known as a-basement, too. Come on, people. Get it in gear. Clean up your act!
Now listen very carefully to Paul's last verse combined with the next verse to see if you can decipher for yourself exactly what old Babble-on was saying in verse 19.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
Do you understand what Babble-on was saying? Paul was talking about his religion, Christianity, as being formed of:
- Jesus as its head.
- Paul as its mouth (the one who speaks, teaches, feeds people the Doctrine of Christ.)
- Christians as forming the body of Christ.
With that in mind, this is what Paul was really saying.
19 Such a beguiler who worships the Angel Jesus does not hold the Head (Jesus) of Christianity like I and My Christians do. All the joints and bands of the body of Christ (Christians) have nourishment ministered unto us by means of our eating (believing, swallowing, digesting) Spiritual food through the mouth (Me) of the Head (Christ). Thus, the gospel that I, the mouth of your Head Christ, feed you Christians (the body of Christ) causes all us Christians to be knit together into one cult that increases in size (membership) in direct proportion to the increase of God's Spirit and wisdom given to Me and My Christians through Me and My mouth.
If you Christians are yet too spiritually blind and deaf to see and hear Paul promoting himself as your Savior, oh, well.
20 Therefore, you are dead WITH Christ.
Are you Christians yet thinking that it is okay for you to promote this blasphemous lie that claims Jesus is dead? The only way that the Master is dead is that you yourselves are dead to His Spirit; i.e., His Spirit does not dwell within you nor do you understand Jesus' speech because you prefer to believe A BAD DON named Saul - Paul who snatched the Word away from you.
Ahem. You are dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world. Why, then, do you act as though you were living in the world? Why should you be subject to God's ordinances? You are NOT subject to God's commandments. Therefore, thou shalt ignore God's commandments and obey MY commandments instead!
21 "Thou shalt not touch. Thou shalt not taste. Thou shalt not handle." 22All of God's commandments are to perish with your going ahead to taste, touch, handle and use the forbidden objects anyway. After all, are not God's commandments the commandments and doctrines of men anyway?
23 Mind you, God's commandments indeed have a show of wisdom in matters of the human will, worship of God, humility, and man's neglecting of the lusts of the body. However, God's commandments have no honor at all when it comes to man's satisfying the lusts of his flesh.
Oh, so you Christians think it's okay to promote the belief that God is not the Power in the commandments given to us through Moses, eh? So according to you, Moses was not Spirit-led, eh. Moses just drummed up those commandments all by himself and wrote them down on the pretense that God gave him the commandments to give to us, eh? Hmm. Then why are you on a campaign to promote the "Ten Commandments" as being of God in public schools?
For as long as you Christians promote Paul's dogmanure, you continue to sway back and forth in absurd vacillation. "Christ is dead. No, Christ is alive, because Christ is resurrected. We Christians are dead and buried WITH Christ, however, so He IS dead and buried. No, we are not dead. We are resurrected to life WITH Jesus, because we form His body. The Ten Commandments are of God. No, the Ten Commandments are only issued by a man named Moses. God had nothing to do with it...."
Because you Christians honor the Master with your lips, but vacillate back and forth teaching bizarre lies, you are the fulfillment of the following prophecy.
Stay yourselves and wonder. Cry you out and cry, "They, the Christians, are drunken, but not with wine! They stagger, but not with strong drink!" for the Lord has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep and has closed your eyes, Christians. The prophets and your rulers, the seers has He covered, and the vision of all the scriptures of the Bible is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, "Read this, I pray you," and he says, "I cannot, for it is sealed." And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, "Read this, I pray you," and he says, "I am not learned."
Wherefore the Lord said, "Forasmuch as this people, the Christians, draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men, therefore behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder, for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden." Isaiah 29.9-14
And that is the ONLY way that the Master is dead and buried: in YOU and all the other people who, like you, do not repent and believe the Gospel. But the Master is alive and well and awesome to and within God's children, the children of IsReal, the rigorously honest down-to-earth and realistic people to whom God IsReal.
Repent and believe the Gospel. Let the Spirit of the Son of man give birth inside you, and you will helping to let the Spirit of the Son of man give birth throughout the world.