Bill O'Reilly, The Cult, And The Absurdity of Ultimate Irrationality
While it is true that the O'Reilly Factor is one of the most informative sources of news and insight -- especially into what Mr. O'Reilly calls the culture war that is presently waging throughout America -- on occasion, Bill O'Reilly's naiveness is simply overwhelming. While interviewing a woman who had escaped a cult, Bill O'Reilly made the statement as to what would make this woman think that one person would be right, while millions of believers would be wrong? And while on the surface Mr. O'Reilly's reasoning may appear to be sound, that is until one questions whether the multitude of believers even care or give a hoot, about seeking the truth?
From a purely Christian perspective, it can easily be demonstrated that the object of Christian religious worship -- i.e., the historical Jesus -- became the Christ at his baptism in the Jordan. And contrary to Church doctrine, this is demonstrated in the article The Ten Words ( http://TheTenWords.com ). And while these Ten Words alters the very foundation of the Church from that of a cult, into a Living Religion that represents the true salvation of the lost prodigal sons and daughters, almost the entire body of believes could give a hoot as to what the truth is! Of The Ten Words, The Adam Clark Commentary states that if these words represent what was originally in the Bible, and was stated to Jesus at his baptism when he became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ), that the whole of present Christian doctrine is “vain and baseless”. But does this fact make any difference to the millions of believer's that Bill O'Reilly makes note of? Not at all!
The original disciples were known as Ebionites of the Nazirene Vow -- and because they understood the reality portrayed in these Ten Words, with respect to Judaism and Christianity they were “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416). Why? Because even in past generations, the multitude of believers both Christian and Jewish could give a hoot about finding the truth. The core Messianic prediction which Jesus quoted states: "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound..." (Isa 61:1 KJV). If Jesus was God, why would he need to be Anointed? And why would the Spirit have to be upon him in order for him to bring the Gospel message to those who were bound and imprisoned? These words could in fact only be true, if Jesus was exactly as the Ebionite Nazirenes who walked with him daily, stated was true -- and that Jesus "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ." (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ). And thus, the most ignored reality is true where the early Church write Hippolytus added with respect to this statement that all those who "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs, for they [Ebionites] assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity." And if the witness of the Ebionite disciples of Jesus is indeed true, then the doctrines which are espoused by the Church today are very much “vain and baseless”. But this portrayal of the real Jesus should come as no surprise to those who take seriously the words of Peter after he had himself become enlightened and anointed by the Holy Spirit, when he stated of Jesus: “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22 NIV). Who was Jesus? "...A man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him" But do the multitude of believers even care?
As election time draws ever nearer, many people who call themselves Christian will go to the ballot box, and make a choice with respect to the people they wish to lead them. Does it matter who you will vote for? On the Divine Strategery web site ( http://DivineStrategery.com ), this world is correctly portrayed as God's School House where his prodigal sons and daughters are tested, and brought to maturity in accord with their own level of attainment. With the objective being to fulfill the Law in the same manner as their elder brother Jesus. Recently I have written numerous blog articles on The Laws (see http://brotherofyeshua.blogspot.com/search?q=The+Laws ) -- and not only how the Laws test each of the prodigal sons and daughters -- but the fact that each persons birth and station in life is directly related to their past accomplishments prior to entering this present life. Prior to the fourth century when the inner core of the Church was more interested in truth, the man who was portrayed as the greatest of Christian minds wrote with respect to the conditions of each person's birth: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor" (see The Laws). And while it is true that each prodigal son and daughter's station in life is based upon the accomplishments of their own past, it is also true that every person is at present creating their own future. Thus, in the words of Origen: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis). And of the utmost importance as each person enters the ballot box is the words: "He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" (Rev 13:10 KJV). For truly, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).
In a number of recent blog entries I demonstrated the early Churches teaching of the issue of abortion (see http://brotherofyeshua.blogspot.com/search?q=abortion ). And while one political party promises many social programs in order to entice the people to vote them into office, the reality of what is presented to the voter is very much the promises of Hitler to the German people if they put him into office. To vote for the party that is pro-abortion as part of it's platform, is to share in the responsibility of the abortionist's knife that rips the fetus from it's mother's womb. And while those who vote for those who live by the abortionist's knife may continue to live out their present life, in the future when each person reaps the fruit of their own choices and actions, they will find themselves deprived of the life that they denied to their unborn brothers and sisters who fell victim to the holocaust of the liberal secular progressive agenda.
Jacob/James, Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus