– Consequences of the Erroneous Spiritual Warfare Teachings
The Church (body of Christ) is Liable to Err
To begin with, every sincere and practicing born again believer in evangelical circles is heaven-bound. Not even hell can contest that. We are sealed as God’s children in the body of Christ and the Spirit in us bears witness to that.
However, it would be wrong to assume that all the doctrinal beliefs held in our various evangelical denominations are infallible or free from error. The church, the bride of Christ, is fallible and liable to err.
By the end of this book you’ll understand how fallible we are and that in our fallibility we are still 100 percent God’s children and his elect. You’ll also learn that being in err has its consequences in this life. It may not affect our place in eternity if we are innocently deceived yet it does affect our outcomes in this life. That is why it’s not worth entertaining erroneous teachings when they are revealed.
No single denomination can claim to be free from error on all its doctrines and beliefs. Such a claim would be at best naïve and at worst an expression of pride. It is a false assumption even when we may not know what the major error(s) may be.
The Lord has exposed some level of error in every church and denomination throughout history. Thus even today no single denomination can be the exception, not in this fallible life.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia says “The history of the church shows that it has been as liable to error, and as readily influenced by natural conditions, as any other human institutions,” (ISB Encyclopedia, “Authority in Religion: V. Classification of Theories”).
Exposing the errors has been our Lord’s way of building, growing and maturing his church. Those that made changes have steered the church to higher levels of obedience, truth, and usefulness.
The Bible says we do not yet have perfect knowledge of everything, until this present world passes away.
“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.”
1 Corinthians 13:9-10. The imperfect knowledge we have will be replaced by the perfect.
We therefore only know in part, according to the level the Lord chooses to reveal. More revelation brings more freedom and more power in the body of Christ against Satan’s works on earth. “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” John 8:31-32.
A truth revealed to correct an error is therefore a sign that the Lord is taking us to a new level of freedom. It’s a sign that he is closing the door Satan legally used to attack us through our ignorance. We understand that hell will stop at nothing in attempting to rob or even destroy God’s elect. Deception has been his major weapon of attack. Deception feeds on ignorance. Our level of deception therefore depends on our level of ignorance.
The Lord also allows that we remain ignorant on particular truths we may not be able to handle.
“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear,” John 16:12.
At each point in church history and even in our individual lives the Lord has been revealing more to us in relation to what we can effectively bear.
There is therefore more to be revealed to us in the measure that we can handle. He reveals to us the amount we can handle per time.
This often happens when dealing with revelations that will drastically change our understanding. By the time we get the whole truth we’re able to accept it without it seeming controversial. It’s able to replace old beliefs we had always assumed were true.
Consequences of Church Errors on Believers
Unfortunately every error has had its level of negative consequences. Being outside God’s will it opens legal access for Satan to attack. In the body of Christ, errors limit our effectiveness, fruitfulness and triumph over evil on both an individual and corporate level.
For example, the Pope of the Catholic Church was in 1870, declared to be infallible. He was said to be immune from liability to error or failure.
He exalted himself above humanity and equated himself with heavenly beings. At some point something had to bring the papacy (church government of the Roman Catholic Church) to the truth before their claim to infallibility brought more chaos.
Combined with other errors this infallibility false doctrine/teaching added to the decline of the reign of the Catholic Church. It continued to lose its immense political authority God entrusted it with over the most powerful nations at the time.
By 1929, the Catholic Church’s political influence was reduced to what is now the Vatican nation, a tiny piece of land. This is a church that once controlled the power and wealth of numerous nations throughout the world.
Since its downfall the Lord has never entrusted any other church body with so much political, economic, social, and spiritual authority. The gospel would have been evangelized throughout the world by now had such immense authority remained to the body of Christ, particularly with the evangelical denominations.
With few of the major errors on scripture corrected the Catholic Church has been labeled by many Protestants as a modern day Pharisee.
Obedience to maintaining established tradition became more important than the willingness to change when errors were revealed. It has been accused of resisting to move with the Spirit of God.
We, in the evangelical circles, will not be spared from consequences of embracing errors if we fall in the same trap.
This includes embracing errors on spiritual warfare and deliverance teachings.
The erroneous spiritual warfare teachings advocating for direct confrontation against the kingdom of hell started primarily in the 1980s.
The enemy showed up, disguised as an “angel of light” to add in his poison as the Body of Christ has been advancing and preparing the soon return of Christ.
Many of the deceptive kinds of spiritual warfare strategies that infiltrated the church have been revealed in the body of Christ.
These include scolding Satan, repeated chants of binding and rebuking him, stomping on the ground in a symbolic expression of crushing him, chaining him or his demons and casting him into some imaginary place like fire, hell, a pot, etc.
It’s amazing what we, in the body of Christ, have been doing in the name of spiritual warfare for the past few decades.
Such erroneous spiritual warfare and deliverance has only led us to stray into spiritual territory that’s not in our realm of authority (domain) and led to unfortunate counterattacks.
The counterattacks could have been avoided if we had not trespassed into forbidden territory.
This has been much to the enemy’s pleasure to see God’s people being destroyed for lack of proper knowledge.
I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining.
To talk without real meaning does no one any good,
“Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day
but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach
with food every day.”
“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race (Human Beings) can fall about the devils. One is to DISBELIEVE in their existence. The other is to BELIEVE, and to FEEL AN UNHEALTHY INTEREST in them.”
The word itself comes from the Latin word “Occultus” meaning “Things Hidden” which involves a pursuit of the secret and mysterious.
Websters Dictionary defines “Occult” as BOTH a verb and a noun at the same time, As a Noun it means something not revealed: it is secret and is not able to be seen or detected, not manifest or detectable by clinical methods alone. It is also a Verb meaning to Conceal or to deceive, to hide from sight.
I believe that 8 out of ten times the Occultist is reading the person not the Taro cards or tea leaves, they have become masters of body Language and facial expressions.
They also for the most part can do their homework concerning YOU before or even while your being detracted by the show so not every Medium or Witch is a true believer in the Darkness or the so-called Light they say tells them information.
They might just be good at using technology, Like hidden microphones with someone in another room with “Google search” looking up your very revealed past on a computer and telling them as they push for info. Some go through your trash or e-mails to learn emotional info about you.
Some people are easily led, while others are more not so easily deceived but the real deal is RARE at best, though it can exist!
There are real Witches, Wizards and Mediums, those who are nothing like the Hollywood type cast or the bogyman we made them out to be, Witch Hunting never ends well and never finds the one it appears to be hunting!
I Peter 5:8
Plainly tells us “Be self controlled and ALERT. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”
Why a Lion and not a Lioness?
Because the forces of Darkness CANNOT know what your thinking or what you intend to do so LIKE the Lion who doesn’t hunt for himself but relies on the female to find food for him, Satan can only make noises (Circumstances) to scare you into the fear he needs as his food (Building Materials) to propagate the darkness of binding your life.
Fear is Satan’s home turf, without that fear there can be no deception, it cannot hold you back, down or unclear in life if you DO NOT FEAR it, so it is your fear of the unknown that deceives your reason concerning the Occult.
The Opposite of Fear is true Knowledge of the Occult NOT THE FALSE information they give you to bend your reason to their will, the Bible shines a true light on the practices of the Occult, once you know the truth the lie looses its roots in you and fear cannot reproduce and compound itself!
John 10:10 reveals the whole purpose of Satan in the lives of Men and Women on earth, his THREE STEP PLAN.
“The THIEF comes ONLY to steal and Kill and Destroy; I (Jesus) have come that YOU may have LIFE and to HAVE IT TO THE FULL.”
As can be seen there is a distinct difference between the Jesus of Scripture and the Satan personality of Scripture, There is NO such thing as an EQUAL power struggle between Good and Evil. God has COMPLETE CONTROL over every aspect of Creation, he and only he can control the IMBALANCE caused by Sin in the Universe, an imbalance HE DID NOT CREATE!
There are many people who do not believe ANYTHING that is considered Occultism is real and while there are clearly the FAKE among them as there are among the Church at large NOT everything is fake just because some of it is and if we deem things that way it makes the real issues more hidden and we find ourselves being accomplices to Satan’s cover-ups!
The Nine Satanic Statements reveal the true nature of Satan to the world once you look under the hood and proves that Satan is NOTHING like the God of the Bible!
1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
(There is NO wisdom in full out indulgence while abstinence leaves you room to really think about what you are going to do!)
2. Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
(Here Satan is said to be attached to the Flesh not the Spirit, but I would caution that Satan is a fallen ANGEL not a human being of flesh so he has deceived us into a confusion concerning the true nature of the spirit realm which was CREATED FIRST. All things truly Spiritual are much more real than mere flesh and blood but Satanaccepts Man as an animal instead of who he really is.)
3. Satan represents undefiled (A very hypocritical view since Satan is a deceived being!) wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
( You can say that Satan represents something but the fruits of his presence represent the truth, he is anything but undefiled his nature is defiled in its very make-up. There is nothing in the actions of satanic knowledge that would warrant this statement, in fact every action of Satan in the Earth PROVES that he is just the opposite of this, he is the definition of Self-Deceit! )
(Self-deceit was the reason Satan fell in the first place!)
4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
(In other words you like those who like you and to hell with the world!Satan’s nature is a selfish one, using those who serve him to get back at God for HIS OWN CHOICES, but do not be deceived Satan hates man because we are God’s image, the reflection of just what Satan lost!)
5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
( Vengeance? Against who? Satan did it all to himself, he has NO ONE to blame but himself, he was ALONE with his own thoughts when he became jealous of his creators power and his right to make man in his own image.
Satan is the most pitiful of creatures, the most childish and immature of every creature God made, selfish to the point of absurdity, so VENGEANCE which ONLY belongs to those who have a righteous cause is not his but God’s ALONE! )
6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
(psychic vampires are those who hold the spiritual view point of Man in the image of God. One who uses subtle persuasion techniques and passive aggressive behavior to manipulate other while taking the high road to self-righteous indignation.
While this is true of religious hypocrites and their judgment of anyone’s sins, it does not apply to those who hold the truth of God up as a light toward sin to expose it!
It is interesting that Satan would talk of being responsible when he of all creation was found irresponsible in the highest degree.)
7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
( This statement seems to have an element of truth to it if you don’t dig to deep, but this is an evolutionary statement not a well thought out one, by simply respecting man as another animal you then place all man’s actions in the realm of flesh as O.K because his ends reflect survival of the fittest not morality.
Satan will not deal with man’s true nature because that is the side of man he is most Jealous of and why he deceives man in the first place, to remove man’s knowledge of his past history before the fall!)
8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
(What he fails to mention is the penalty of sin which is spiritual death, as every physical sin has a spiritual counterpart we are held too, every action of the flesh has an equal and opposite reaction in the spiritual realm which we will one day pay the price in spades!)
9. Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!
( The real problem with this statement is that Satan is no ones friend and wouldn’t know how to be one if he tried, every statement so FAR PROVES that to be true of him, he is a deceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a murderer and thief but not a friend, he even HATES THOSE WHO SAY THEY LOVE HIM.
Satan is incapable of any form of love, even human love is too much like God to be used by him so he must pervert and twist even that to lust to be comfortable in its presence!
Since the Churches business is God’s business Satan can play no part in that business and thus can be considered no friend of the Church, whose business by the way, is in casting out Satan from God’s business as God cast him out of paradise, to separate not conjoin, too bring his works down not to build them up!
Our business and busy-ness depends on God NOT Satan’s presence, there are plenty of things to do without the presence of Satan being a factor so he overrates his importance, when Satan is finally bound the Church will do the Fathers business in creation without any evil so this statement is absurd at best! )
“(Satan) was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
There are a number of alternatives he throws at man that have been prevalent since Satan first started temping humankind.
1) One alternative is relativism, a philosophy that claims truth is always changing. Morality is by majority; if everyone says pornographic movies are good, then they simply become good.
2) Another alternative to Scripture is subjectivism, which suggests that something may be true for you but not for me.
3) Another is empiricism, which requires us to measure or test everything for it to be true – if you cannot see God, He must not exist.
4) Satan also pushes existentialism, which argues that the only truth is that which you can experience. The Bible can only become the Word of God if you get an experience from it.
5) Another alternative to the Bible is the philosophy of rationalism, which makes a god of logic. This allows a man to decide what he will deem true or untrue; substituting “Thus saith the man” for “Thus saith the Lord.”
6) Perhaps the most dangerous alternative to Scripture is pragmatism, where we forget all about truth and simply search for what works. If the Bible doesn’t seem to work, we junk it for something else that does.
Here’s a great example of a BIG SATANIC LIE!
Here’s a big clue you idiot bigot, Hitler killed millions of Jews from and IN OTHER COUNTRIES besides Germany, DUH! Simple math proves this a lie but its propaganda not fact so who’s counting? Pray Tell!
The Occult just as this propaganda only serves to twist the facts and reality to allow deception a foundation for growth! I came out of this mess so I know it to be true, that while I believe there are REAL people with hearts, with dreams and very sincerely looking for the truth BUT what kind of truth, a truth based in FACTS or a vague, misty version of the truth twisted around a mystery?
The real test that proves Christianity is superior to the Occult in every way are in the realm of testimony, no Occultist has ever had their life changed to better humanity in any way because the Occult is a selfish endeavor dedicated to animal lust and not the betterment of mankind.
I am only 8 inches long
but I have all my organs.
I love the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it
I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your heart beat
is my favorite lullaby.
today I learned how to suck my thumb.
If you could see me
you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I’m not big enough to survive outside my home though.
It is so nice and warm in here
You know what Mommy
I’m a boy!!
I hope that makes you happy.
I always want you to be happy.
I don’t like it when you cry.
You sound so sad.
It makes me sad too
and I cry with you even though
you can’t hear me.
my hair is starting to grow.
It is very short and fine
but I will have a lot of it.
I spend a lot of my time exercising.
I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes
and stretch my arms and legs.
I am becoming quite good at it too.
You went to the doctor today.
Mommy, he lied to you.
He said that I’m not a baby.
I am a baby Mommy, your baby.
I think and feel.
Mommy, what’s abortion?
I can hear that doctor again.
I don’t like him.
He seems cold and heartless.
Something is intruding my home.
The doctor called it a needle.
Mommy what is it? It burns!
Please make him stop!
I can’t get away from it!
Mommy! HELP me!
I am okay.
I am in Jesus‘ arms.
He is holding me.
He told me about abortion.
Why didn’t you want me Mommy?
Every Abortion Is Just . . .
One more heart that was stopped.
Two more eyes that will never see.
Two more hands that will never touch.
Two more legs that will never run.
One more mouth that will never speak.
Before you take the life of your baby, really consider all your options. Would you rather be fat for a while, or kill your child?
When we turn on our T.V.’s and Radios or even read a Book, are we really beholding the unalterable truth? Are the facts we hear true facts or purposefully placed propaganda? Do we hear from Washington or the Churches the truth or are they stating a negative concept that cannot ever be proved to exist with the few facts revealed! Whenever the big picture is purposefully ignored then by extension we make the few facts put out there SEEM reasonable because they stand-alone without a firm foundation of truth!
Washington D.C and the Organized Churches answer to everything is the same old
“Circle the wagons” and put out the “usual suspects” as culprits! But the big question is this….when are we going to see these people as they really are, hypocrites of the worst kind!
The SAME is true of the religious church, they are ON PURPOSE doing things that God hates because they don’t care and really do hate everything that God loves in exchange for those simple earthly pleasures in this life…POWER and CONTROL! What they have not realized is that earthly power and control is so small in comparison to the riches of a heavenly eternal power base controlled by God.
When it comes to religion, are the scriptures we hear belted out over the airwaves in complete context or are we being duped into a false sense of spiritual protection? Are our leaders words really accepted by God or are they simply ordained fools tied to men? It is of the utmost importance that we all reevaluate where we stand both in our Politics and in our Faith, its high time that we use the freedom we have politically to VOTE out the lame brains and old useless men and women in Washington D.C. and in EVERY STATE that continues to propagandize our constitutional rights away!It is PAST time that the true Church use its freedom IN CHRIST to pray out the Chaff that has rooted within our ranks!
It is a tragedy of American politics and the Churches that so many of the officials are proven to be “hand in glove with the underworld of law-breakers” that they were voted in to deal with evil but instead make laws that make it easier for Evil to exist.
Are we as the people of God really according to Jude 1:20-21 “building up ourselves on our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keeping ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” This and ONLY this is true biblical Christianity, anything less is false Religion.
Is your God a LIVING GOD or a stone hearted Idol?
Religion, in the simplest form includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, and in man’s obligation to obey his commandments, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man’s accountableness to God; and also true godliness or piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. If your life therefore does not include and comprehend Christian theology, as a system of moral doctrine or principles.
True Christianity MUST be lived outwardly and INTERNALLY as a personal practical piety done for the love of God ALONE and never as a fake outer show of religion. The practice of moral duties without a biblically based belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not Christianity at all. Every false religion including false Christianity has this same pattern of ANTI-BIBLICAL PRACTICE….to worship the creature rather than the Creator which they have changed into a more allowable god that lets them think and act as they feel fit rather than a God that requires a payment for their disobedience which means: Neglect or refusal to obey; a violation of a command or prohibition; the omission of that which is commanded to be done, or the doing of that which is forbid; breach of duty prescribed by authority. Anytime false Religion has an inroad into Christianity the same thing results, the taking away, the covering up, the twisting of the Truth of God to be replaced at key places with the same old ideas that have always failed. No matter if its politics and the socialist movement or Religion and the world of false beliefs masked in Christian words, the same result is forthcoming…..DEATH!
Rom 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
True Christian ideals are conformable to the facts of both science and to nature; being in accordance with the actual state of things and thus must be distinct from the theology that is only mental assent invented by and propagated by man. Real faith is godliness or real piety in practice not only words of intent. Consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow-men, in obedience to divine command, or from love to God and his law.
True Christianity is distinct from mere human virtue, or the natural inclination to morality that even Atheists portray daily. It exists as a fact only in the performance of the duties we owe directly to God, from a principle of obedience to his will from scripture. We must with great caution never indulge in the idea, that biblical morality can be maintained without real faith, for it would die on the vine of mans failed ideas. “Religion” in the simple definition is any system of faith and worship, so it does not in itself define TRUTH as many forms of “So-called Truth” exist but ONLY ONE is real truth that exists outside the realm of mans ideas.
Rom 1:28-32 “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, spiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Luke 16:15 says rightly “What is HIGHLY VALUED among men is DETESTABLE in God’s sight.” Remember that when the term “God’s Sight” is used it can just as easily be replaced by “God’s Vision within us”. When we are in obedience to his “Vision” for our lives, we are at the same time seeing the unsuitableness and extremely hateful; abominable things deserving our abhorrence, that God views everyday.
It is from this pile of garbage that the world deems valuable that most of “religion” derives its dogma not because it has to but because it chooses to of its own accord! No bad thing and not every good thing we have is usable in the work of God, this is why God bestows personal wisdom and spiritual discernment to better reveal his plans in our lives. In all this the Church has to realize that God does not look for powerful instruments but for instruments willing to be wielded by HIS POWER alone! Being busy working for the kingdom is not a Christian virtue because no matter how much “we” accomplish by being busy at work it only counts if that work is God’s work and not OURS!
WHAT IS THE WORK OF GOD?
The simple answer is found in John 6:28-29 (Amplified Bible)
“They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?] Jesus replied, This is the work (The service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].”
Truth is very simple, believe and then receive..in no other way can God reveal or be revealed, so for the Atheist to say if I see it I’ll believe it is dishonest to the way God is revealed. Proof comes as belief comes and never before. This in no way says that the Proof is not in plain sight but rather it is seen as it really is by belief in the God who made it. When we view “The Creation” through the eyes of doubt and unbelief (Note: Skepticism is a healthy idea in the world otherwise we would fall for everything and gain nothing in life BUT doubt and disbelief go far beyond “natural skepticism” to the realm of “blind obedience” to self-made rules from personal experience rather than clear facts that lead to faith in God.
Where does your house stand…on the Rock or in the Sand?
Did you get that Mr. and Mrs. religious person? It’s NOT about how much we accomplish, it’s NOT about how many people we convince into believing our dogma, it’s never been about “The Us vs. THEM mentality of denominational-ism” BUT it is completely about “that which you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in, like His Messenger” This and ONLY this is the Work of God, because no matter what else we waste our time pursuing it all comes back to TRUST not political or religious bluster! Once we all do this simple thing then every other thing we do is blessed. WHY? Because if God is in it, it automatically succeeds! If God is not in it, then it automatically fails!
We quote “Not by might nor by sight but by my Spirit says the Lord” like we mean it and all the while we do the opposite by relying upon every fleshly practice that we ask God to bless in prayer. We say bless my finances while we do all in our power to get money the wrong way to answer our problems instead of trusting God to give the increase. God throughout history has used “Little numbers ( Gideon’s 300 men), and little money ( Elijah’s widow and her one jar of oil ), and the little stones against David’s Giant trouble, all so-called insurmountable odds! What is to stop God from doing the same thing today for our needs?
A FALSE WORK WILL ALWAYS BRING DEATH TO BOTH THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE CHURCHES VISION!
Proverbs 12:15 “The way of a fool is right IN HIS OWN SIGHT (Vision), but he who listens to council is wise.”
Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight to him, but at the end of it are the ways of death.”
We as the body of Christ must be very careful to work the works of God within the confines of the principles set forth in the bible not in our churches playbook written by men!Our understanding must grow beyond our pitiful political and religious playpen so that we can see that hypocrisy is deeper than celebrating a certain holiday or not celebrating it, it is doing anything that we do without the faith of God…..that’s the true hypocrisy in the church! Is it really too much to ask that Common sense be common to everyone who bears the name of Christ? The vision that God gave to his body is FAR MORE important than our small differences we expound on daily as if they were saving our souls.
The ten Commandments were not suggestions to follow but requirements for human survival. We do not have the right to pick and choose the ones we follow and certainly we cannot add more to God’s law than is required.
The Jews have a great saying:
“that no man is suspected of a thing but he has done it; and if he has not done the whole of it, he has done part of it, and if he has not done part of it, he has thought in his heart to do it, and if he has not thought in his heart to do it, “he has seen others do it, and has rejoiced”.”
Hypocrisy is the act of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy is thus the worst kind of lie and comes from a desire to hide from others our actual motives or feelings.
The word hypocrisy comes from the Greek (hypokrisis), which means “play-acting”, “acting out”, “coward” or “dissembling”. The word hypocrite is from the Greek word (hypokrites), the agentive noun associated with (hypokrinomai), i.e. “I play a part.” Both derive from the verb “judge” (“judgement” (kritiki), “critics”) presumably because the performance of a dramatic text by an actor was to involve a degree of interpretation, or assessment, of that text.
The word is an amalgam of the Greek prefix hypo-, meaning “under”, and the verb “krinein”, meaning “to sift or decide”. Thus the original meaning implied a deficiency in the ability to sift or decide. This deficiency, as it pertains to one’s own beliefs and feelings, informs the word’s contemporary meaning.
Whereas hypokrisis applied to any sort of public performance (including the art of rhetoric), hypokrites was a technical term for a stage actor and was not considered an appropriate role for a public figure. In Athens in the 4th Century BC, for example, the great orator Demosthenes ridiculed his rival Aeschines, who had been a successful actor before taking up politics, as a hypokrites whose skill at impersonating characters on stage made him an untrustworthy politician. This negative view of the hypokrites, perhaps combined with the Roman disdain for actors, later shaded into the originally neutral hypokrisis. It is this later sense of hypokrisis as “play-acting,” i.e. the assumption of a counterfeit persona, that gives the modern word hypocrisy its negative connotation.
It is unfortunate that this “play acting” tends to define our lives from birth to the grave. We are duped into false beliefs early on and continue to fall prey to them throughout our lives from politics to religion. There is a measure of truth revealed to all men but so many refuse to profit by the light they have, and love the darkness they were born in rather than the light of the truth given to them. All who do not live up to the knowledge they possess, who do worse than they know, hold the truth in unrighteousness. They obstruct the truth, rather than let it have free scope.
Rom 1:32 “Not only do the same, but have pleasure in those that practise them” John Wesley comments on this verse: – “This is the highest degree of wickedness. A man may be hurried by his passions to do the thing he hates; but he that has pleasure in those that do evil, loves wickedness for wickedness’ sake. And hereby he encourages them in sin, and heaps the guilt of others upon his own head.”
These people become the “Enablers” for those who are sinning against nature and God by making the excuses and reasonings that prolong and blind us to our wrong doing. They are Jobs false friends who sound good to the fleshly ear, they give false peace and sooth the flesh until it feels better about the state its in INSTEAD OF COMING TO THE REALIZATION OF REPENTANCE!
What’s Nancy Pelosi’s take on town hall protesters who don’t see eye to eye with the White House on health care reform…what an insult to the common American VOTER!
Before the election YOU were important to them NOW Dem’s and Republicans are fair game if they DARE TO VIEW THINGS WITH A THINKING MIND OF THEIR OWN…..how dare they!
These Americans have been targeted NOT because they disrupt meetings BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ASKED THE WRONG QUESTIONS. They actually have realized for the first time that the Government does not have their interests in mind. Knowing this is a shock for those who voted for Obama saying that HE was a different kind of Politician, a man who would cause the waters to part in congress promoting a time of peace and prosperity with both sides equally in agreement.
This dream world never happened and Trillions of Dollars later we’re under even greater unemployment and debt than under the hated Bush years that were no better than the hated Clinton years economically speaking that is; LET’S FACE FACTS… NO PRESIDENT in recent memory has so destroyed the American dollar as Obama is now! Hyperinflation Nation starring Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, Jim Rogers, Tom Woods, Gerald Celente, and others. Prepare now before the US dollar is worthless.
It’s official, trillion is the new billion. No longer is government spending talked about in terms of a mere ten digits. With the recent flurry of government spending, we are going to need another three zeros to make sense of it all. One trillion dollars is a number that few people can comprehend, let alone your standard nine digit calculator. So what does one trillion dollars look like?
How in the world are we going to pay off all of this debt? Raising taxes to do it will burden our economy, and then the situation would only get worse. To me the solution is obvious, cut spending.
For too long in this country we’ve had the give me stuff mentality people standing there with their hand out, and the government putting something in it. Does the idea of small government ring a bell? It is what our founding Fathers had in mind when they gave us our constitution. That is why there is a list in the constitution that quite clearly spells out the powers of the federal government, and also what it is not allowed to do. So basically if it was not listed as a power, then they are to stay away from it, and allow the States to handle it.
Just take a look at federal laws. At the very beginning they will state their authority in enacting the law, and it is almost always the commerce clause. I’m sure they even think that just because your computer is hooked up to the internet, and therefore has contact with other computers in other States, that they then would have the constitutional right of regulating your computer, and thereby your Internet communications; they are out of control.
Federal obligations exceed world GDP
Does $65.5 trillion terrify anyone yet?
The following Video complains about the Debt under Bush….Wonder where this guy is today since Obama has done far worse than BUSH DID IN EIGHT YEARS IN ONLY 6 MONTHS TIME!
Jack Cafferty interviews former Nixon Commerce Secretary Pete Peterson, who discusses the unfortunate political and financial reality of the Bush Administration’s excessive spending, deficits, and China borrowings, rendering us both politically and financially vulnerable, as we devolve into third world nation status. Another reason why the Bush legacy will be to take us from the World’s most formidable military and financial power steps closer to being third world nation. Wow…do these people NOW know that Obama’s debt is even deeper in the hole than Bush ever was, WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE OVER THIS HYPOCRISY?
Its always funny how what was good for Bush then (Telling America what a waster he was, what a right wing nut-job he was, what lies he told) is just right wing propaganda when its against Obama…..for even worse crimes of neglect!
The 2009 Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, presented by Peter Schiff. Recorded at the annual Austrian Scholars Conference, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 13 March 2009.
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood “The Monster”. But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.
Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary new film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.
Alan Greenspan is not, we’re told, happy about this 42-minute blockbuster. Watch it, and you’ll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating. This movie could change America.
This mess started long before Bush and will exist long after Obama so to blame a single president for it is useless BUT that said its still a fixable mess if we don’t make it worse by OVER SPENDING and printing more paper than Gold…..Oh! are we not doing that now!
An excerpt from Sarah Palin’s farewell speech sums up how we should feel about the media, in which she issued a challenge to the them: “In honor of the American soldier, you quit makin’ things up.” She also urged to the media, of incoming Governor Sean Parnell: “Leave his kids alone.”
"Sino santificad a Dios el Señor en vuestros corazones, y estad siempre preparados para presentar DEFENSA con mansedumbre y reverencia ante todo el que os demande razón de la esperanza que hay en vosotros" (1 Pedro 3:15)