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How Blind Guides and False Shepherds Compromise the Word of God on His Great Law Protecting the Family

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This apostate essay appeared on page 4 of the Febuary 28, 2006 edition of The Journal: News of the Churches of God. It was written by a pastor of "the Churches of God UK, an affiliate of the Churches of God Outreach Ministries." It is presented to show how the spirit of compromise is set up by false shepherds, and blind guides, who teach such lies to a congregation that, mostly, is asleep to the truth of the seventh Commandment: "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Is it any wonder that Christ tells us that both blind guide and senseless follower both fall into a ditch.

I have added my comments throughout this essay in the boxes with the blue borders and the heading Nazarene Remnant Comment.

The Journal ESSAY:
"Some Will Divorce, Some Will Not;
What Does The Bible Say?

Lincoln, England - Divorce, in our Western world, affects at least one in three marriages. It is costly both to those concerned and to the state.

But divorce also implies great distress, and even many Christian marriages end in divorce.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

Let the smooth teaching begin!

Other Christians, however, reject divorce in any circumstance. But, however, we interpret His words, Jesus Christ Himself agreed that divorce is a possibility given a certain scenario. Let s examine the Bible s guidance on this vital matter.

But first let s make plain that divorce denotes failure. It s the mark of a failed marriage. God detests it. ...

Nazarene Remnant Comment

God detests divorce, not a failed marriage, which is an entirely different matter.

... Every stop ought to be pulled out to bring harmony into a discordant marriage to prevent its breakdown.

The human reasons for the preservation of a marriage reflect what God thinks, for He hedged marriage around to ensure a stable society.

Divorce means instability. It results in the breakup of a family, seriously affecting the extended family and ultimately the decay of national stability.

You decline, you fall

The historian Edward Gibbon, for example, cites it as a factor in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

Without regulation, there s a restless bed-hopping that results in an unhappy populace and confused miserable children.

The costs to the national purse is multiple billions annually.

The Bible, of course, recognizes that marriages can fail. At some unrecorded point in history the concept of divorce was introduced, ...

Nazarene Remnant Comment

But not by God, who "does not change," but by men who had no respect for God, other men and women, or even themselves.

... and by the time of Moses divorce was a recognized institution.

The institution of divorce recognized that, given human nature devoid of the Spirit of God, married people could come to the place where they simply could not live together. Jesus summed it up thus: Moses permitted divorce because of the hardness of your heart. (Matthew 19: 8)

Nazarene Remnant Comment

It's most important that we always keep in mind that there actually was an event called the Fall, whereby human beings, portrayed by Adam and Eve, decided that they would disobey God and His Ten Commandments (the Tree of Life) and live instead according to the tree of the knowledge of the tree of good and evil. There was a great punishment for this offence: the Holy Spirit was denied to all members of the human race until the first advent of the Messiah (or, as the scripture says, & until Shiloh comes Genesis 49: 10), when Jesus Christ came in the flesh. This meant that Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, King David, Samual and all the other prophets (incidentially this list is from the Book of Hebrews, chapter 11, verse 32) did not have access to the Holy Spirit, and when he received the Ten Commandments from the Angel of the Presence, they were written on stone tablets, the stones symbolizing the hardness of their hearts. Now the New Testament is riddled with this information, especially in the writings of Paul, that because the early Hebrews did not have the Holy Spirit, they were incapable of keeping the Law. This is the truth of the matter. It is only through the Holy Spirit writing the Law on our hearts, that we can keep the New Covenant spiritual Law, which is still the same Ten Commandments.

You probably doubt all this, but you can read it for yourself in your own Bible, in the Book of Hebrews - and many other places - a few verses of which I will present here:

"These [speaking of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Rahab the harlot] all died in the faith, not having received what was promised, but having seen it and greeted it from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. ... they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city." (Hebrews 11: 13-16, emphasis added)

Then Paul goes on to say, in effect, what more can I say - he calls it "so great a cloud of witness" - before you will believe me about this? He says that he could go on and on about this important story, but "time would fail" him (Hebrews 11: 32), so he makes the story as concise as possible: "... Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, ... David and Samual and the prophets - who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about in the skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect [which is the work of the Holy Spirit]." (Hebrews 11: 32-40) This latter group is called the elect in other places in the Bible, but here in Hebrews Paul prefers to call them "the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven." (Hebrews 12: 23) All the great feats achieved by the early pioneers of the true religion were done through faith, not through the power of the Holy Spirit within them. Nowhere in the Old Covenant period is there a mention of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Paul in Hebrews 11 has much to say about the matter. In fact he says that "... by [faith] the men of old received divine approval." (Hebrews 11: 2)

He goes on to a great exhortation of the people of God, as the very sons of God, to:

"My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor lose courage when you are punished by him.
For the Lord disciplines him whom he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.

It is discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons; for what son is there whom his father does not disciline? If you are left without discipline, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers to discipline us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time at their pleasure, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

... See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. His voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven ... Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12: 5-29)

The point I am making here in this section is that God expects us to keep His Law, with or without His Holy Spirit, that justice may prevail in the land. It is irrelevant, when discussing marriage, to split hairs and say that there is one expectation for believers and another for non-believers. This is just not so. Christ, as you'll see a little later one, quite clearly says that the seventh Commandment applies to "everyone."

You can read a much more thorough treatment of the consequences of the "Fall," and the nature of the allegory that God set up to hide on one hand, and on the other, to preserve the truth of these matter, in The Sacred Calendar of the Messiah - Restored, especially in chapter 11, "Birthright, Sceptre, Loaves and Fishes," and Appendix D: "The Beguiled and the Doctrine of the 'Two Spirits.'" Then you will understand why the Law, and the 364-day Calendar, of the Old Covenant, had to be changed.

Clearly, divorce is to be discouraged, but, in a far from perfect world where imperfect men and women physically, mentally, and emotionally abuse and are abused in marriage, it s a necessary evil.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

The previous statement, that divorce is a necessary evil, is a smoke and mirrors trick. With God there is no such thing as a "necessary evil," only total goodness is acceptable to Him. This type of flawed thinking comes from a mindset that walks according to the crooked way of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which is the "moral" system that the greater majority of human beings live their lives by. It is the way of Satan. If you're not sure what a crooked mindset is, and how to recognise one when you come across it, see Appendix D "The Beguiled and the Doctrine of the 'Two Spirits'" of The Sacred Calendar Of The Messiah - Restored. Especially check out the section on what author Sheldon Kopp calls An Eschatological Laundry List, from his book If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!, a book totally devoted to crookedness.

If divorce is "a necessary evil," then how come the Eternal doctrine thus?

"For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress, but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man." (Romans 7: 2-3.) By this strictness we will be judged and there are countless millions around the world who will surely be judged as "adulteresses" and "adulterers."

Spirit-led marriage

But what of Christians? We are urged to live by every Word of God. So what do the Scriptures teach?

The bottom line is that God expects a much higher levl of behaviour from His own people those who have repented and been given His Spirit than from the world.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

What's being blatantly introduced here is the teaching that there is one Law for God's people, and another for "the world." This is just not true because God expects everyone to keep His Law.

That does not mean it s easy. Given the vagaries of human nature, even converted human nature, a successful marriage requires tough discipline and hard work.

Each of us comes to a marriage with preset patterns of behaviour accumulated through some decades of our development. Inevitably there will be clashes.

However, given the mind-changing action of God s Word in the Christian, partners in a Christian marriage will converge in Christ like behaviour. Problems can be solved in a godly and biblical way. Life s inevitable crises can be faced with God s help.

God s Spirit in us gives us an advantage above all others. The spirit can mobilize in the Christian all those virtues that enable a marriage to thrive. It can release true loving service, a spirit of forgiveness and mercy, tolerance, humility.

The work of grace engendered by the Holy Spirit in the Christian as he cooperates with the Spirit enables a marriage to blossom into a beautiful relationship that can survive all that human nature and life throws at it.

However, both partners don t always live Christlike. The Spirit in us ebbs if we neglect the means of grace or fail to actively apply godly principles. Some Christian households will inevitably reach the edge of divorce.

Biblical divorce

Is there, then, any circumstance in which a Christian couple may divorce?

(In other writings we have dealt with the matter of divorce and remarriage before conversion. Divorce in such circumstances is not sin, even though it highlights glaring personal defects that ought to be carefully examined - and righted - before any further marriage.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

Further establishing the false premise that there is one Law for God's people, and another for "the worldly." During the period of the Old Covenant, when the human race was still under the punishment of the Fall, the Bible records that many people of non-Hebrew origin were aware of the seventh commandment and the punishment for breaking it. There are many examples to look at. The Egyptian pharaoh who desired Abraham's wife, Sarah, was stunned when he realized she was another man's wife, and not his sister. With all his power over human beings throughout the land of Egypt, even he respected the seventh Commandment. In the days of Daniel the prophet, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar lost his kingdom because "when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne" (Daniel5: 20). His son King Belshazzar suffered the same fate when he was "weighed in the balances and found wanting" (Daniel 5: 27). Undoubtedly Belshazzar's behaviour was measured against a yardstick - the Commandments - and he was held accountable and punished for breaking them. And if you think that those people of God from the Old Covenant period, who did not have access to the Holy Spirit, were excused from keeping the Law, study the 31st chapter of the Book of Job. It's very revealing indeed.

Then there is the case of King David and Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uriah the Hittite, so that he could marry her, after he had committed adultery with her. "... late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking upon the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, 'Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?' So David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her ... Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived; and she sent and told David, 'I am with child.'" (2 Samuel 11: 2-5, RSV) This case is particularly instructive in three very important ways. First, King David knew that the only thing that could dissolve the marriage was the death of either of the spouses. Nearly a thousand years later the Apostle Paul was reminding his generation that: "... the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress, but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man." (Romans 7: 2-3.) David became a man after God's heart, and he knew God's word: Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh ? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined let not man put asunder. David desired this woman so much that he conjured up a method, evil in itself, whereby he could free her from her covenant marriage: he sent Uriah to the frontline of battle ("Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die." 2 Samuel 11: 15) where he was killed, thus opening the way for David to marry Bathsheba.

The second way that King David is instructive is this: he did not have access to the Holy Spirit, yet it is clearly evident from the information we have from the Scriptures, that murder and adultery (the sixth and seventh commandment) were capital offences against man and against God. Yet King David was totally accountable to God for breaking His Divine Law. Similarly, any man or woman who is not a believer today, is in the exact same position.

Finally, why did King David have to stoop to such a low and cunning act in sending Uriah to the hardest front line fighting, where there was every chance he would be killed. After all, he, David, was the King. Couldn't he surely have arranged some method where he could figure out a crafty way to annul or dissolve the marriage (as moderns are wont to do). But there was no solution since David knew the Law about family, and that was than a husband and wife are bound together until one of them dies. Then the other is free to marry again.

Everything King David did in this story, the killing of Uriah, and David's marriage to Bathsheba, "... displeased the Lord. And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, 'There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds; but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children; it used to eat of his morsel, and drink from his cup, and lie in his bosum, and it was like a daughter to him. Now there came a traveller to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him, but he took the poor man's lamb, and prepared it for the man who had come to him.' Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, 'As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die; and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.' Nathan said to David, 'You are the man. Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, 'I annointed you king over Israel and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul; and I gave you your master's house, and your master's wives into your bosum, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have smitten Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have slain him with the sword of the Amorites.' Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife." (2 Samuel 11: 27 to 12: ) I won't go on any further here. You can read the full outcome for yourself in 2 Samuel 12.

One clear Bible teaching is that in a 'mixed' marriage - one in which only one partner is a believer - the Christian is obliged to do all in his power to maintain that marriage intact.

It has been known in some churches for the Christian to be urged to summarily divorce the unconverted partner. This is usually gross sin, and those who offer this advice, which is contrary to Scripture, will face Divine inquiry.

The apostle Paul, however, makes it clear (1 Corinthians 7: 12-16) that, when a non-Christian partner insists on ending a marriage, the Christian, having made every effort to save to marriage - for he will answer to God! ought not to block a divorce. As Paul wrote: 'God has called us to peace.' (verse 15)

Nazarene Remnant Comment

This is not a true understanding of this Scripture.

The unbelieving partner, though, must take note that by leaving the Christian home he is removing himself from Divine care.

Even the children will in Bible terms become "unclean" (verse 14) if removed from the Christian influence.

It should here be noted that such a mixed marriage is likely to result only when one partner is converted after the marriage, for God's instruction is that a Christian must marry only a believer (verse 39).

Paul here draws on clear principles laid down in the Old Testament. A man or woman should be careful, therefore, to marry one in whom the fruits of the Spirit are clearly evident.

Divorce between Christians

For Christians, marriage is for life. That's the stark reality of a marriage between two believers. Certain passages of Scripture have been used to counter this teaching, but as we will explain these are readily understood when placed in perspective.

Marriage is an agreement, a covenant. It is a solemn undertaking to unite two people and in time make them one: physically (through children), emotionally, intellectually and in their dreams and aspirations.

Within this, in Christian marriage, each partner contracts to give himself or herself unreservedly to the other, 100 percent in both directions.

To fulfil the Divine purpose for marriage, this means a lifetime commitment, unreservedly. It means that, if we are to be spotless at the return of Christ and be resurrected into the family of God, a Christian marriage cannot be dissolved, for whatever the challenges we face there is always a way to meet them.

Wrote Paul, God will not allow you to be tested above what you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10: 13) Not avoid but bear it.

Not that troubles won t come. They will. But God guarantees that we can cope not in our own strength, but through the means of grace He has made available to His children.

We have the intercession of Jesus Christ (Romans 8: 26-27). We have the Word of God to be a light to our path (Psalm 119: 105). We can pray (Philippians 4: 6) and fast and fellowship and counsel.

If we diligently and prayerfully apply God s Word in our marriage, it will become successful. Such a marriage doesn t just happen.

End of the Road

But what if the marriage reaches an impasse? What if one or both Christian partners neglect God and His Word and the means of grace and come to detest one another and believe they can no longer face one another across the breakfast table?

For Christians to even contemplate divorce means they have almost reached the end of the road. Sin is involved somewhere. There has been sexual impropriety or a drug (e.g. alcohol) problem or uncontrolled emotions such as anger and hatred and self-pity and an unforgiving spirit, etc. True agape love has not been given expression.

Certainly the Father and Jesus Christ and their way of life have been sidelined.

When a Christian couple reaches such a low, is divorce a valid option?

We must look to the Word of God for our answer. We can all the sympathy and compassion in the world for such a couple s plight. A church fellowship should be supportive and available.

But whether the marriage can be terminated is not merely a humanitarian decision. There must be submission to God s revealed word.

Any Exceptions?

The basic teaching of Jesus on divorce is in Luke 16: 18: Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

At last the writer has got it right! Did you notice that little word - everyone - which has such a big meaning. There is no pussy-footing around the bush with Jesus. He tells it straight, with no "but what if" this or that scenario," "howevers," or deceptive interpretations. There not one Law for the non-believer, and another for the believer. No exceptions! "Everyone [whether you are a Christian or not, etc etc] who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery." Clear, straight, unambiguous!

Again, here's what Jesus said in another place: "It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' But I say to you that every one who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery." (Matthew 5: 31-32, RSV.)

Again, in the Gospel of Matthew, He taught: "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive your trespasses." (Matthew 6: 14-15, RSV.)

This same stark teaching - without exceptions - is repeated in Mark 10.

The foundation for marriage, Jesus pointed out (Matthew 19), was God s instruction to our first parents in Eden:

"Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh ? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined let not man put asunder." (verse 3-8)

God's clear intention for the newly created and sinless husband and wife - both of whom had access to the Tree of Life - was that they were to remain faithful throughout their lifetime. For Adam this was more than nine centuries!

But Adam and Eve sinned! They were denied access to the Tree of Life: symbolic of God's power through His Holy Spirit. The cumulative effect over generations was that sometimes a marriage went on the rocks, and the most peaceful outcome for both partners was divorce.

It remains so today. But not for Christians.

For Jesus referred His disciples to how it was "in the beginning." That, as Christians, is our standard. We have access to the same Divine power as did our first parents, and we are expected with God's help to stay married for life.

The exception clause

What then of Matthew s addition that divorce was a no-go for Christians except for unchastity ? (9: 9) Clearly Jesus could see that on rare occasions because of unchastity even a Christian could be lawfully divorced.

Let s look at this in two examples.

Suppose a Christian has, God forbid, been unchaste: for example, indulged in an affair, a perversion like homosexuality or lesbianism or transvestitism or child abuse or incest.

Clearly such behavior is sin. The Bible makes this clear. Unless repented of and forsaken,such a person cannot enter God s Kingdom (1 Corinthians 6: 9-10):

Neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts ... will inherit the kingdom of God.

Such people have placed themselves outside the community of God, the church.

In other words, the unrepentant offending party becomes in effect an unbeliever (Matthew 18: 17). By his actions, failure to turn from his sin and having refused to act positively to wise Christian counsel, he can no longer be considered to be a Christian.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

Here the author is asking the question, when is a marriage a marriage?, in the same vein abortionists ask, when is a life a life. It is the same tactic that is being used, one that seeks to evade the requirements of the Law, to kill the innocent unborn baby on one hand and avoid culpability and Eternal retribution, and on the other to wish into oblivion a true covenant marriage.

Here's the rub:

Your calling into the truth is not a grounds for divorce!

"Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God." (1Corinthians 7:20-24, KJV.)

The believer may ultimately be the instrument of the salvation of his or her spouse, and the children of the marriage. [If you doubt this check out your Bible, for example, see Hebrews 11: 20-21]

Concerning the world, the apostle Paul makes the reality of the situation very clear: "I write to you in my letter not to associate with immoral men; not at all meaning the immoral of this world, or the greedy and robbers, or idolators, since then you would need to go out of the world. But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of a brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolator, reviler, drunkard, or robber not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. 'Drive out the wicked person from among you.' When one of you has a grievance against a brother, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters pertaining to this life! ... Can it be that there is no man among you wise enough to decide between members of the brotherhood, but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?" (1 Corinthians 5: 9 to 6: 6, RSV.)

We have already seen Paul s inspired remedy: If an unbeliever wants to stay in the marriage, the Christian is to accept him or her. If the unbeliever insists on leaving the protection of a God-blessed family, the Christian may permit divorce and he may remarry if he wishes.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

This is a clever but deceptively false interpretation of Paul's teaching. "We have already seen Paul s inspired remedy." Indeed! What foolishness! At no place does Paul teach divorce. Here's what Paul actually said, that is being twisted: "But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace." (1 Corinthians 7: 15.). Certainly he or she who is in a bondage situation (we would call it an abusive marriage today, among other things), is free to separate, but the marriage is still bound by the Eternal Covenant. This minister is adding things that were clearly never taught, let alone dreamed of. It is nothing but ministerial snake oil from a hireling who will be judged for teaching the destruction of God's great Law. In fact here's what Paull said: "But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife." (1 Corinthians 7: 11-39.)

Let's look elsewhere for what moved Paul. By going to Romans 7: 2-3, we can be absolutely sure what was in Paul's heart: "For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress, but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man." And just for good measure he repeats the teaching in another place: "The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; ..." (1 Corinthians 7: 39.)

"Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, 'The two shall become one.' But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. " (1 Corinthians 6: 15-20, RSV.)

As I said earlier: all of this is clear, straight, unambiguous! The gist of the matter is that there are no grounds for divorce whatsoever, only grounds for separation, with a view to working through the problem according to the principle: "Fix, Forgive and Forget." This great Law applies in the church
as it does for the good governance of the world outside the church.

But let's again emphasize that it is the obligation of the believer to do all that can be done to keep the marriage intact. It would be rare for there not to have been problems with both partners.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

Human nature being what it is, we often like to deceive ourselves about reality. This minister is pandering to this corrupt human condition, teaching smooth things, by implying gracious "innonence" where none exist. According to Christ, "to do all that can be done to keep the marriage intact," means exactly that! Here's what that actually means: Remember that "love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things," (1 Corinthians 13: 7) such as having to live the single and separate life, even when your "first love" is living in a blatent, highly hypocritical, and openly adulterous relationship that the civil authorities have illegally put in place, by producing fake legislation that seemingly overturned the Eternal's law of the family. Moreover, the religious "authorities" have fully supported the paganized state, also reinforcing, as this minister does, the Satanic teaching that it is permissible to divorce and remarry, even though your spouse is still living! Here is the spiritual reality: "For the unbelieving husband is consecrated through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is consecrated through her husband. Otherwise, your children would be unclean, but as it is they are holy. But if the unbelieving partner desires to separate [notice that the scripture doesn't say divorce], let it be so; in such a case the brother or sister is not bound. For God has called us to peace. Wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?" All marriage problems have to be totally reconciled by the partners themselves and there is no such thing as divorce for anyone. To claim otherwise is to place yourself in the same domain as "dogs," who have no claim to salvation or anything else!

Edith Schaeffer puts it well:

"... if love is to be a basic part of ... a person ... [it is] meant to take place in a family. 'Oh, well, we might as well split then; we don't love each other that perfectly, and we can't live out a farce.' Is this the excuse for breaking up the only real formation center for human relationships? Never forget that if you insist on 'perfection or nothing' in the area of love or happiness or any part of human relationship, you will have nothing! The reality of love we are meant to strive for in our family life is made clear in 1 Corinthians 13: 4 8, the biblical explanation of love. ... 'Love suffereth long, and is kind' (see v. 4) Love suffereth long? There must be some circumstances during which love has to suffer a long time in order to be real love. That doesn't sound like roses and moonlight, perfume and soft music! What does it mean 'suffereth long?' I think this can be combined with 'tribulation worketh patience' (see Romans 5: 3), and must be understood as declaring that the circumstances which bring out the reality of love are not easy circumstances, but difficult ones. It is during the bearing of someone else's weaknesses and irritating qualities that love must suffer long, as well as in the bearing of the ups and downs of poor health, floods, fires and avalanches, poor cooking, and no jobs to be found! In the midst of circumstances which would not likely make romantic, airy, fairy emotions to fill a person's heart, real love suffers long and is kind."[2]

Learn To Forgive

But this begs the question: What if the believing partner feels unable to live with the believing partner who sinned and who indeed may be still sinning? It s not unlikely that there could be deep revulsion.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

Another "what if ..."! Jesus would answer this modern Pharisee the same way he would have answered the ancient Pharisees, who asked Him this same very question:

"The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? [e.g. something that causes deep revulsion.]

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery,in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned:but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. (John 8: 2-11.)



"Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses." (Matthew 18: 21-35.)



"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive your trespasses." (Matthew 6: 14-15, RSV.)


The conclusion of the matter is to fix, forgive and forget:

If "... your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison; truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny." (Matthew 5: 23-26, RSV.)

The answer to every "what if" question is still the same - we are all bound by the Eternal Law, with which we will all finally be judged. For God forgives all manner of sin including adultery (1 Corinthians 6: 9-11; Matthew 12: 31).

Now, as you read on, keep your wits about you!

Certainly this is a major reason for divorce among non-Christians today.

This is where it becomes tough.

In such circumstances, the natural reaction is to say Divorce him [or her]! But Jesus uttered some hard sayings including one that is relevant and applies to all Christians.

After giving the outline prayer the Lord s Prayer Jesus chose to comment only on one of its elements. He had just said, Forgive us our trespasses as we also have forgiven those who trespass against us. (Matthew 6: 12)

He continued. 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. (verses 14-15)

That s a frightening thought.

Apply this to a breaking marriage and Jesus is saying that we must forgive the offending partner. For the unconverted, that can be an impossibility, hence the spawning of thousands of divorce lawyers. This is undoubtedly why God permitted divorce to His nation of Israel.

Heart of the Gospel

But for Christians it is gloriously possible. Indeed it is of the essence of Christianity.

God, for the sake of Jesus Christ, has forgiven us the heinous crime of causing the death of the Son of God. (I I were the only one ever to break the laws of God, Jesus would have died for me alone! You too.)

Forgiveness is the heart of and the gospel. If another Christian sins against us, we must - certainly in most situations - unreservedly forgive.

For the sake of harmony in Christ's body, the church, Christians ought to forgive without 'demanding repentance.' In a tiny measure we take upon our body and spirit the penalty for another's sin against us.

In the marriage context Paul's words are apt: 'Put on then - as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved - compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you so you also must forgive' (Colossians 3: 12-13).

Can you imagine the kind of marriage, or the kind of church, there would be if we without exception insisted that the other person always 'repent' before we forgive! As Paul wrote (1 Corinthians 6: 7): 'Why not suffer wrong?'

Dealing with disputes

Of course repentance is generally a condition of forgiveness by rights. Where a Christian feels the situation warrants it, Jesus gave a pattern for resolving disputes between Christians.[3] It certainly applies within marriage.

In essence, we go directly to the one who offends us including our partner to sort out the problem. We do this prayerfully, patiently, unreservedly seeking God's solution.

If this fails, we take along independent witnesses who have the confidence of both parties to both note the situation and give godly counsel. Note that this need not be a one-time occurrence but part of a series of such loving contacts. Always the end goal is reconciliation.

If the person still refuses to heed the complaint, then the local church becomes involved. If still unresolved, the final step, said Jesus, is for the offending and unrepentant one to be considered as an unbeliever (Matthew 18: 15-17).

Clearly, we re here talking heavy stuff. But its relevance to marriage and to divorce should be clear. Primarily, we must throughout our married life develop the habit of forgiveness.

Who knows when this weapon in the Christian armory may be urgently needed? If we have learned to forgive in small matters, it will become easy when faced with a gargantuan challenge of faith. It is worth noting that in giving the pattern for resolving disputes, Jesus went on (verses 21 - 35) to discuss forgiveness in detail.

He summed up: So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you [i.e. make you pay all], if you do not forgive your brother [or sister] from the heart.

Guilty of adultery

Consider this, then. Suppose your wife entered an adulterous relationship. You confronted her, and, guilt-ridden and filled with godly sorrow, she clearly repents. She does all she should. She breaks off the liaison permanently, she implores your forgiveness, she gets counsel and prays and fasts. But you cannot find it in your heart to forgive.

What then? Can you seek a divorce?

Not if you follow the instruction of Jesus Christ. He commands you to forgive.

However difficult it may be, it is your choice. He has given you His Spirit, which is a forgiving Spirit, and it is always possible for one who lives in the Spirit to choose to forgive.

This may be why the apostle Paul in his marriage chapter (1 Corinthians 7) says: Defraud you not one another [sexually] except it be with consent for a time, that you may give yourself to fasting and prayer; and come together again that Satan tempt you not again for your incontinency (verse 5).

When serious problems arise in marriage, fasting and prayer will aid our return to a state of grace. But if you persist in being unforgiving and hard-hearted you could be the one considered, finally, as an unbeliever.

For God forgives all manner of sin including adultery (1 Corinthians 6: 9-11; Matthew 12: 31) but can t forgive an unforgiving heart.

In a sense this denies the power and influence of the Holy Spirit; that is, of God Himself.

Lifelong forgiving

Jesus said that such 'blasphemy cannot be forgiven 'either in this age or the age to come' (Matthew 12: 32), for the Holy Spirit in us is the indwelling Christ (2 Corinthians 3: 17). He always forgave, even on the cross.

It s vital that we store up the good fruit of an attitude of forgiveness throughout our Christian life.

In the book of Hebrews we are warned: See to it that no one fail to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness spring up and cause trouble, and many be defiled (12, 15). Certainly an unforgiving spirit is a branch of such a root.

Adultery, then, can indeed be a legitimate biblical reason for a marriage between Christians being dissolved. But divorce is possible only where there is no repentance by one partner or no forgiveness from the other. The consequences of either negative attitude are horrendous to contemplate.

Nazarene Remnant Comment

Notice carefully what has been taught by this minister between the last editorial box and this one! He starts to seemingly agree with the teachings of Jesus but makes no attempt to deal with the differences between the plain teachings of Jesus (who, as the Angel of the Presence, gave the Old Covenant Law to Moses on Mount Sinai), and the later introduced "exception clause" found in the Gospel of Matthew. Here's what he said earlier on about the "exception cluse": "What then of Matthew s addition that divorce was a no-go for Christians except for unchastity ? (9: 9) Clearly Jesus could see that on rare occasions because of unchastity even a Christian could be lawfully divorced."

I have commented elsewhere that Matthew (Matthew 19: 3-9 and 5: 32) allows the exception of infidelity as the only ground for divorce. William Barclay has the truth of the matter: "Mark is the earliest gospel, and therefore nearest to the actual spoken words of Jesus, and there is little doubt that the original form is the absolute form, which allows no exceptions whatsoever. Even on general grounds, the stricter saying is much more likely to be the original, for the tendency is always to relax and not to intensify the demand." [4] It is an absurdity to teach that it is permissable, under Eternal Law, for marriages to be dissolved on the grounds of adultery, the very thing that the commandments expressely forbids. After all, a person would only need to go out and cheat on his or her spouse, if they wanted a divorce, according to this false scenario! In effect what this teaching really means is that there are only nine commandments, for the seventh commandment, "You shall not commit adultery", under this view, really doesn't exist, because it can be made of no effect through the simple stratagem of committing adultery, the very thing the commandment legislates against! The truth of the matter is that all of the commandments are perfect,[5] and this meaningless view, just mentioned, has no validity. The seventh commandment has "teeth," and the only thing that ends marriage is death.

Moreover, it is important to understand that Matthew 5: 32 and 19: 9 are commonly referred to as the "exception clause," where Jesus says that divorce is prohibited except on the grounds of the word porneia. This Greek word is sometimes translated "unchastity,""impurity,""lewd conduct," or, less accurately, "adultery." Many biblical scholars believe that the exception clause refers only to marriages that were illegal in the first place, because they were within the forbidden degrees of blood relationships (see Leviticus 18: 6-16). Thus, people who found themselves in incestuous relationships would be required, under the Law, to end the relationship.

Prevention, it is said, is better than cure. As Solomon put it: A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on and suffer from it. (Proverbs 22: 3)

If both partners follow Bible principles, we won t come to the place where divorce is even contemplated.

Divorce, for Christians, is unnecessary. Marriage, by the divine will, is for life. [6]

End of the apostate minister's essay.

Here is the real end of the matter:

Conclusion 1 ...

"Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous" (Hebrews 13: 4)

"The LORD has been witness between you and the wife [or husband] of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant. But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. For the LORD God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one's garments with violence." (Malachi 2:14-16).

The only workable solution to the destrutiveness caused by adultery is true repentence, and then the performance of deeds of repentance. "Enter by the narrow gate [the Tree of Life]; for the gate is wide and the way is easy [the tree of good and evil], that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few." (Matthew 7: 13-14, RSV.)

Here's how Hesiod (700 BC) renders this teaching: "Badness you can get easily, in quantity: the road is smooth, and it lies close by. But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it, and rough at first. But when you come to the top [of the range], then it is easy, even though it is hard."

Conclusion 2 ...

  • "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a ditch." (Matthew 15: 14)

  • "And He spoke a parable to them: 'Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?'" (Luke 6: 39)

  • The final word from Christ: Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5: 17-20, RSV).

Footnotes:

[1] See Footnote 12a in How Families Flourish, Part 1 "The Reconstruction of the Family."
[2] Schaeffer, Edith, What is a Family? Highland Books, 1975, pp. 88-89. Emphasis added.
[3] See Part 4 of How Families Flourish, "How To Restore A Broken Family Relationship"
[4] Barclay, William, The Plain man's Guide to Ethics: Thoughts On The Ten Commandments, Fontana Books, London, 1973, p. 103.
[5] God's Law is called "the perfect law of liberty" (James 1: 25), and with good reason: "The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul." (Psalms 19: 7) "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5: 48) "Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus." (Colossians 1: 28) "The Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he. They have dealt corruptly with him, they are no longer his children because of their blemish; they are a perverse and crooked generation. Do you thus requite the Lord, you foolish and senseless people?" (Deuteronomy 32: 4-6, RSV.) "As for God, His way is perfect." (Psalms 18: 30 )
[6] "Some will divorce, some will not; but what does the Bible say?" The Journal: News of the Chruches of God, February 28, 2006, p. 4.

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The Answer ...

I read your posting with great interest and have thought meaningfully about your dilemma. I offer the following analysis of your predicament. Firstly, I'm not wasting your time, I qualify as a guy who fits your bill; that is I make more than $500K per year.

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"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell (1903-1950)



We [the Jews] infiltrated  the Roman Catholic Church right from the very beginning.

“Regarding the Jesuits, quoting Rabbi Finkelstein: “We [the Jews] infiltrated  the Roman Catholic Church right from the very beginning. Why do you think the Pope, the Cardinals and all the Bishops wear yarlmulkahs? (skullcaps) The white race never figures this out. A thousand years later the white race began to wake up ... we had to come up with a plan B ... so we formed the Jesuits. There was a nice boy, Ignatius Loyola. He started the Jesuits.” (Loyola was Jewish. Research/read the Jesuit Extreme Oath.)”

(From The Real History of the Earth. Why in Hell is All This Happening Again? by David Thatcher.)


False Flag Operations or "False flag terrorism" occurs when elements within a government stage a secret operation whereby government forces pretend to be a targeted enemy while attacking their own forces or people. The attack is then falsely blamed on the enemy in order to justify going to war against that enemy.

False Flag Operations


John Taylor Gatto's "The Underground History of American Education"

"If we ever needed a battering ram to pull down the evil structure of compulsory public schooling, this book should be able to do the job. The book calls for a revolution. But not a violent one. It can be won easily and peaceably by merely taking the kids out of the public schools. It's still legal to do so. That would change America radically. But the pessimists will say that most parents are too brain-dead to care what goes on in the public schools. Those parents who do care have already gotten their kids out and are homeschooling them. But we know that every day more and more parents are beginning to see the light. That's encouraging." (Samuel L. Blumenfeld)

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Democracy Is An Illusion 

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one perhaps of the Right, and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy... But either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor,approximately the same policies". (Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, 1966, p. 1247-48)

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Why Men are So Attracted to Foreign Women 

Have you ever wondered why men are so attracted to foreign (non-Western) women? Have you heard from a friend lately that her ex fiancee is now looking for a Russian bride or that a male relative is engaged to a Filipina? And, do you scoff at that and put it down to these men being 'desperate' and those women as just wanting a ticket into the country?


Why You Shouldn't Get Involved With a Married Man [or Woman]
 
Here's a question that's been sent to me recently about a woman wondering if she should get involved with a married man. Here's my reply telling her why you shouldn't get involved with a married man! This woman's name has been changed to remain anonymous.


What You Should Know About Swine Flu 

What You Should Know About Swine Flu eBook cover image

"These are challenging times and we need to stay calm and think things through - not just panic and react. Fear, panic and emotional reaction got us into this mess and it is certainly not going to get us out of it.

We also need to realise - here, now - that  we have long crossed the line into a fully-fledged  fascist dictatorship. It has hidden itself to most people this far, but it is about to lift the veil.

It is no longer an option to do nothing or passively acquiesce to authority out of fear or apathy. Or, at least, it's not if we care about our freedoms and, most importantly, those of our children and grandchildren who will have to live almost their entire lives under a global jackboot of sheer, undiluted evil.

The word 'evil' is much overused and I don't say it lightly; but we are dealing with evil in the sense that the word is the reverse of 'live'. Those behind the conspiracy to cull the human population and turn the rest into little more than computer terminals are anti-life. They have no respect for it and no empathy with those who suffer the consequences of their actions, no matter how appalling.

I have been warning of what was coming for nearly 20 years and it is not 'coming' any more - it's here. No more excuses from anyone, please. We have to deal with it. We have to draw a line in the sand and say no more.

Never was this more important than with  the conspiracy to force swine flu vaccination upon the global population. The swine flu virus was created in a laboratory to generate  mass panic with the specific intention of forcing everyone to have the vaccine. Problem-Reaction-Solution. This 'natural' swine flu virus apparently contains genes from humans, birds and pigs from several continents.

If you concoct and release a virus and then implement a clearly long-planned mass vaccin-ation programme, there can be only one sensible conclusion: swine flu is not the biggest danger here - it's the vaccine." (David Icke)

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This Has to be the Definitive Report on the Vaccination Hoax.  

“The only safe vaccine is a vaccine that is never used.” – Dr. James A. Shannon. National Institutes of Health.

Are you scared when you’re told you have to vaccinate your child with 49 doses in 14 vaccines before age 6? Or are you scared at the idea of not vaccinating and so “exposing” your child to serious illnesses?

Are you scared about the school threatening you that if you don’t vaccinate you can’t enrol your child?

FEAR. That’s what all these pro-vaccine campaigns are based on. As a parent, what’s the biggest scare of all? When your child gets sick with a serious disease and you feel responsible for that. As you see, vaccine supporters couldn’t go wrong with this and developed a dogma that’s been bought over and over again over the years by people. The magic insurance policy to solve it all.

So, even if your child gets sick, at least you know you did everything you could for his/her health and vaccinated, right? But what if the very vaccination is able to cause the illness in the first place??

Could The Vaccine Hoax Be Over?

An extraordinary paper published by a courageous doctor and investigative medical researcher has dug the dirt on 30 years of secret official transcripts of meetings of UK government vaccine committees and the supposedly independent medical “experts” sitting on them with their drug industry connections.

The 45 page paper with detailed evidence can be downloaded here.

Also see the short article about this report in Issue #65a of our newsletter Last Days Watch, which is here.


Wolves in Sheep's Clothing 

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves"  (Matthew 7: 15)

Vicious wolf

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11: 13-15)


We are Facing Orwellian, Totalitarian Slavery 
 

That's what they want to impose on us. That's the reason behind all the national identity cards, DNA data bases, surveillance cameras, GPS tracking devices in cars and trucks and cell phones, digital micro-chipping of everything from A to Z, Internet surveillance and censorship, telephone taps, body and luggage searches and scans at airports, finger printing of air travelers and bank customers, interrogations at airline boarding gates, intrusive banking regulations, and much more. The Powers That Be are branding and penning up the global "human herd" in just the same way that cattle ranchers tag their cattle herds with ear tags and fence them into feed lots to fatten them up for slaughter. The Powers That Be regard us as their livestock, as their personal property, and they are in the process of branding us, tagging us, and penning us up, so that they can manage us like cattle or swine. Our plight is that stark and simple.

 

So do you want to be a slave or free? That's the question. Because if you want to be free you're absolutely going to have to do something about it. Millions of people are going to have to go outside of their comfort zone, that's the hard truth of the matter, because the status quo is simply not remotely acceptable for people who want to live as free human beings on this planet.

 

Don't imagine that you can just vote in the next criminally rigged election and a new set of corrupt politicians will somehow magically make things better. THEY WON'T. The galling thing is that the Powers That Be have set up a global system to which they insist we assiduously adhere and obey every corrupt dictate they issue, while they themselves flagrantly flout the Constitution with impunity, and never cease massively enriching themselves and their plutocrat cronies, and rolling in corrupt luxury, at our ruinous expense.

 

This pathetic charade will continue only as long as the people permit it, because when the people declare a de facto Jubilee Year, the jig will be up. As a matter of fact, that process is already underway. It is a simple truth that unemployed people cannot service a loan, cannot pay a tax bill, and cannot pay a fine that is imposed on them for failure to do any of the foregoing. So as the unemployed rolls continue to swell, more and more people will simply refuse or fail to make credit card payments, to pay back home, automobile and student loans, and will default on furniture, appliance and pay day loans, and much more. This is already happening and the trend will increase.”

 

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Hidden in Plain Sight 

 


The Manipulated Man

The Manipulated Man book cover.


Are You Laughing Yet, or Would You Forward this Email on to a Friend or Relative? 

The Email "Are You Laughing Yet?"

Pass this very insightful email on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it ... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.


The Plain Truth About Glorious Carbon Dioxide 

"Nature is a self-regulating mechanism that dwarfs any mindless effort to 'control' the amount of CO2 produced by coal-fired utilities, steel manufacturers, autos and trucks, and gasoline fueled lawn mowers. Okay, children, let's all sit up straight at our desks. We are going to begin 2009 with a lesson about carbon dioxide (CO2)." (Alan Caruba)


The Oil, Gas and Energy Crises are Massive Hoaxes  

Lindsey Williams' book cover,

Lindsey Williams, a Baptist minister and author of the 1980's book The Energy Non-Crisis (on line) has been reporting inside information about oil price-manipulation for many years now, and generally the information has been accurate.

According to Pastor Williams, the Globalists are fomenting rebellion as an excuse to raise the oil prices to $150-200 a barrel.

Pastor Williams revealed in his book that the US has huge untapped oil reserves that the elites have known about for decades. After manipulating the oil prices  to around $200 a barrel, we will finally see these US oil reserves opened for production.

The Oil, Gas and Energy Crises are Massive Hoaxes


"Anyone not preaching coming out of the state church and the government system is a false prophet."(Neal King, Iron-Clay.com)


Christ's Flag is The Union Jack 

The Union Jack.

The Union Jack

The Australian and New Zealand flags go back much further than the 200 years you probably are aware of. Notice the most prominent symbol on all these flags is the eight-pointed cross. This 8 pointed cross consists of two different four pointed crosses (the x and the + crosses) that are superimposed!

The Australian National Flag.

Australian Flag

The New Zealand National Flag.

New Zealand Flag

Their heraldic  symbolism goes back 3,500 years; to the time of Moses and Joshua, the great Israelite (not Jewish) Military-Commanders.

The vertical cross on the flag is for the Great Cross that is formed at critical times in the Galaxy, and this is called the Galactic Cross. T  he diagonal cross stands for the Earth Cross. The Earth cross is the cross of the Zodiac, while the Galactic Cross is the intersection of the Galactic Equator with the Ecliptic and its perpendicular axis.

Four times during the Great Year (which is 25,920 years long)--i.e. every 6,480 years--the Earth Cross aligns with the Galactic Cross to form a single four-pointed cross in the sky. This is what will occur on December 21, 2012, which will herald the end of the "Dark Cycle."

For more information download Part I and Part II of Jan Wicherink's "Great Celestial Conjunction Crosses" reports.  These reports are also in our free book The Prophet Daniel and December 21, 2012.

The red on the flag stands for human blood, and the white stands for the Birthright Holy Spirit, which does the work of redemption (i.e. the born-again process), thus changing a sinful human being into a true blue-blood (i.e. the Elect). Blue is the colour of Sirius, and the Creator God of ancient Khemit (Egypt) known as Ptah (who we call God the Father). In this process it is important to know that there are 216 bones in the human body, and the blood is actually made in the bones!

Furthermore, the science of Khemitology reveals that Ptah was referred to as “He Who Comes from the Blue,” and was always depicted with a blue head covering or with blue skin.

What race was Ptah depicted as?

In the depictions of Ptah from ancient Khemit (the proper name for ancient Egypt) “Ptah is usually depicted with Asian eyes, a Caucasian nose, and Negroid lips. He apparently represents many races as the ‘Father’ or progenitor race from Sirius. Ptah became known as Dyas or Zeus to the Greeks, and later ‘pater’ (father) to the Romans: Ptah, Pater, ‘Father Race.’” (Source: Stephen S Mehler’s The Land of Osiris: An Introduction to Khemitology, Adventures Unlimited Press, 2001, p. 180)

It is also noteworthy that Egyptologist’s word for the bright star Sirius is Sopdet (Sp.dt). According to the science of Khemitology, the Egyptologists have it wrong (and I would heartily agree), and the word should be S.pth, which is Sa-Ptah, “The Birthplace of Ptah.” Thus we see the clear connection between God the Father and the eighth planet of the Solar System, the bright star Sirius.

For more information on the names of the Messiah and God the Father, and these flags, see our free book The God Messiah Worships.


The Heraldic Symbolism of the Unicorn on the British Coat-of-Arms

British coat of arms.

The British Coat-of-Arms is the Coat-of-Arms of the 12 tribed Kingdom of Israel and Christ their Rightful KING.

The TRUE Israel People have, on their "Coat-of-Arms", a Lion and a Unicorn which is shown as a white horse "rampant" with one horn. The amber Lion "rampant" on the left-side is the emblem of the two-tribed "House of Judah" and the Unicorn or white Wild-Ox "rampant" on the right-side is the emblem of the ten-tribed "House of Israel", collectively making the 12-tribed "Kingdom of Israel".

The word British is Hebrew. It means "the People of the Covenant" or in other words "the People Israel", whose written Constitution; under that Covenant, that they have rejected to their own loss; is written in the Bible (Israel's Book) that they still swear on to tell the Truth, but whose Constitution, under which there are no poor people, is then foolishly rejected by almost everyone, in favour of inferior and unjust, man-made laws and economics which cause poverty and therefore also crime brought about by deprivation and desperation.

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Compare the imposter Antichrist's Coat-of-arms (below) ...

The Antichrist's coat-of-arms.

The lion facing the East stands for the Zodiacal Sign of Leo, the 12th Sign in the Birthright Zodiac. The unicorn stands for the Constellation of Pegasus in the Zodiacal Sign of Aquarius. Both animals are holding the Shield of Salvation, or the Shield of Damnation, depending upon your attitude to God and your way of life, whether you are in rebellion or submission.

Consequently the Lion stands for the White Crown of Upper Egypt, while the Unicorn stands for the Red Crown of Lower Egypt. While the symbols may have changed, the meaning has remained the same over the Millenia.


The Bible is Not a Jewish Book 

The statement is commonly made, even by those who should know better, that “we Christians owe a debt to the Jews, for we got our Bible, and our religion, from them.” While many people have been deceived into believing this, it is completely false.  Part of the mistake comes from the complete confusion in the minds of nearly all people as to just what they mean by “Jew.” Are they referring to people of a certain race? Or people of a certain religion? For the two are not the same.  There are in Africa today some pure-blooded Negroes who are Jews by religion and there are in China today some pure-blooded Mongolians who are Jews by religion. Likewise, there are some people today who are racially of the stock we know as Jews, but who have been converted to other religions.

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How Many Men are Necessary to Change a Crime into a Virtue? 

“In another pamphlet, entitled How Many Men are Necessary to Change a Crime into a Virtue? Adin Ballou [another champion of non-resistance] says: ‘One man may not kill. lf he kills a fellow-creature, he is a murderer. lf two, ten, a hundred men do so, they, too, are murderers. But a government or a nation may kill as many men as it chooses, and that will not be murder, but a great and noble action. Only gather the people together on a large scale, and a battle of ten thousand men becomes an innocent action. But precisely how many people must there be to make it so?- that is the question. One man cannot plunder and pillage, but a whole nation can. But precisely how many are needed to make it permissible? Why is it that one man, ten, a hundred, may not break the law of God, but a great number may?” (Quoted in Leo Tolstoy’s book, The Kingdom of Heaven Is Within You, p. 6.)


"Don't think for a moment you are going to vote the Illuminati out of office. They control the major and minor political parties. They control the process of government, they control the process of information flow, they control the process of creating money and finally they control Christendom. (However, God controls the hearts of His people.)" (From The Top 13 illuminati Bloodlines, by Fritz Springmeier)
Woe Unto You Lawyers! (and Policemen) 

"Of all the specialized skills abroad in the world today, the average man knows least about the one that affects him most – about the thing that lawyers call The Law. A man who will discourse at length about the latest cure for streptococci infection or describe in detail his allergic symptoms cannot begin to tell you what happened to him legally – and plenty did – when he got married. A man who would not dream of buying a car without an intricate and illustrated description of its mechanical workings will sign a lease without knowing what more than four of its forty-four clauses mean or why they are there. A man who will not hesitate to criticize or disagree with a trained economist or an expert in any one of a dozen fields of learning will follow, unquestioning and meek, whatever advice his lawyer gives him. Normal human skepticism and curiosity seem to vanish entirely whenever the layman encounters The Law.

There are several reasons for this mass submission, One is the average man’s fear of the unknown – and of policemen."



“Telling the story of the rise of Communism [Nazarene Remnant comment: This term Communism needs to be replaced by the word Satanism, because we now know that this term was chosen to hide the underlying devotion to Satan that drives these people. End NR comment] means revealing the histories of the worst of the criminals involved at the time. But this is necessary, for without knowledge of the secrets of evil, we cannot properly develop the good, either. As the Swedish philosopher Henry T. Laurency wrote: ‘Only he who knows evil knows good.’ 
Then we shall appreciate goodness above everything else on earth.Then we may really be able to welcome the truth, even if it is frightening and dismiss lies, even if they are pleasant.” (Juri Lina, Under the Sign of the Scorpion, p. 63)