The Church Of Roman Emperors vs Jesus - Christmas?
It has been stated with respect to what is portrayed as The Epistles Of Christ to the Christian Church, that “...it is impossible, if the canons of the Church be followed, for these epistles ever to be read in the public services” (Archbishop Trench, Church of England quoted in Seiss' The Apocalypse) Why? Because the vast majority of Christians have drank the kool-aid of the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors -- and it can be said that the vast majority have been subdued under the influence of Stockholm Syndrome. Confirming the validity of the Apostle Peter's long ignored warning that: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV). Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner in which they live their lives, Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."
The Church Father Origen who was known as "the prince of Christian learning" in the third century, second only to the Apostles, writes that "...to every one according to his merits; nor will the happiness or unhappiness of each one's birth, or whatever be the condition that falls to his lot, be deemed accidental" (see Predestination). Why? Why is the conditions of one's birth not be deemed an accident? Because there are no accidents as the Atheist and Secular Humanist mindset promotes. Origen then goes on and writes with respect to each person's station in life "...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 [person] 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." And, as stated in the foregoing, each person's birth into this life is determined by that person's own past actions -- i.e., "...either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor". Or, as stated by the Apostle Paul: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).
What does this mean? It confirms the statements in the recent articles Why Are There School Shootings? -- and the subsequent allegorical interpretation in the School Shootings Update -- that the school shootings were not an accident, and there was a pre-existent cause that was preordained as Conditions Of Birth. And that for our political and religious leaders to be promoting gun control, instead of addressing the causal factors which has immersed our culture in the diabolical suspension of all morality and spiritual standards, is the abomination of our own ignorance as the kool-aid drinkers of The Religion Of Roman Emperors.