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THE GIANT IMMORTAL

 

Do Revolutionary Armies still have a moral obligation not to destroy the people they free?

Throughout history there has always been an attempt to glorify the invincible warrior state. From the Persian Immortals to the glorified Spartans, the fear of every peaceful nation and people is the overwhelming power of a hyper advanced military machine.

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The Weeping Prophet

“Listen, listen”–
He mutters to me —
The book is full of beautiful
Plans and resolutions.
This fellow lived
His life in a land of most repulsive
Thieves and charlatans.

Sergei Esenyin-1925 Black Man

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To my knowledge writing on this subject has been very limited, from a duck and cover bunker mentality to an ecstatic rapture. Unfortunately neither view is helpful or useful. (more…)

An Argument for the Sake of Heaven (part1)

This article is a small part of a very comprehensive argument to church and government against Dominionism and Theocracy in theUS, Christian Reconstruction politics, and the effects on humanity. As an excerpt it is addressed to the appropriate parties religious and secular.

To understand philosophic theocracy beyond being a pipe dream of some isolated extremists and see the major effects on your life today a few things need to be clear, crystal clear.

The language used in the supplied quotes must be viewed as a metaphor for something concrete, and not abstract. Throughout this series of articles I will refer to this example. Soft and hard are only conceptual until you are personally hit in the head with the first brick. Then it is clear.

Whether you are religious or not and view the world around you in a rational way or not, most of the world including theUSis steeped and percolating in religion. In many variegated and nuanced forms it is what shapes and moves the events around you and me.

The extreme example and most frightening is when a particularly aggressive form of it is impressed and imprinted on the ultimate tool of State- The US Military. If it has gone this far it could only have happened if it was forwarded and approved even tacitly by our 3 branches of government.

If this can be shown clearly as well as how, why, and by whom, the entire paradigm of life has been changed. Our world has become a very dangerous place.

First a concept- There are two types of religious practice that work in tandem in our world, conceptual (esoteric/exoteric) and mechanical( which is about building it).

An example in the everyday and on subject would be the weapon from the movie “the Fifth Element”. A general saw it, said he wanted it conceived (esoteric), it was developed (mechanical), and is ready to deploy. Another would be Pat Robertson in his failed presidential bid said he would create what amounted to an esoteric pre-crime unit. That technology has now been developed and is being readied.

Philosophic Theocracy in the American Government and Military

“According to American sociologist Robert Bellah, within the U.S. “there actually exists alongside of and rather clearly differentiated from the churches an elaborate and well-institutionalized civil religion2 in America…this religious dimension-has its own seriousness and integrity and requires the same care in understanding that any other religion does”.[1]

This religion is rooted in the Protestant millennialism brought over with the Puritans from England.[2]Its tenets are rooted in American Exceptionalism; the idea thatAmerica is the new Chosen Nation or newIsrael. It is bulwarked by the concept thatAmerica chosen by God would spread this liberty throughout the world. Then it would enjoy a thousand year reign of religious and civil liberty.

Although Protestant in presentation it recognizes the outward display and practice of all religion agreeing with its tenets.[3]The religion itself over time became and provides the overall orthodoxy. From the days of the Puritans until today, its goals and methodologies have changed reflecting policy. Its overall structure has been built to be in the background of everyday life.

The language of the religion shifted from solely religious to political in text and context[4] but in application it is with fundamentalist religious fervor. Its enemies are always evil. It always presupposes a war of heaven and hell in all its conflicts. Its sole conflict regardless of where in the world is against the forces of evil or godless nations and enemies.

“American evangelical Christianity is the sort of ‘good religion’ Machiavelli calls for. The evangelicals do not quietly accept their destiny, believing instead they are called upon to fight corruption and reestablish virtue.” (p. 159)[5]

The outward façade today is steeped in evangelical post-millennialism in its philosophy. The goal is to build a world to worthy to turn over to a living God. This view because of its nature is very proactive in the sense that it is their work that restores the world to virtue.

Within the context of religious community from the time they are children evangelicals are brought up under specific and tight lines of authority. You are either under the unquestioning authority of another or over others. This militant culture has been written about extensively by writers such as Chris Rhoda of MRFF, Catherine Yurica, Michelle Goldman et al, and needs no citation.

From one part of this group Lou Engles “the Call” we see children are being taught the joys and duties of martyrdom[6]. All of this preparation builds a militant majority national culture whether it is in agreement or dissident.

For an extensive description of this religion which is a major part of another religious whole refer to “The Generations of Antichrist; An Argument for the Sake of Heaven.”

The method policy used by government to promote and forward this doctrine is outlined in an article at my blog – https://generationantichrist.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/the-military’s…the-living-god/

This co-option of the Christian faith and all faith into another and new form has been done with a much focused purpose especially regarding the military. Within the military itself the use of religious fitness tests and the promotion of a martial Jesus Christ is enough evidence to show both its weight and reach within the troop.

Where is this going? Congress is only now catching up through legislation. The new bill on the table now approving perpetual war powers for the president should be called the White Horse Doctrine because it unleashes war against any and all without further discussion or debate needed. After this is approved we are well on the way to forcing the reality of Armageddon on ourselves.

“Only perpetual war can overturn the modern project with its emphasis on self- preservation and creature comforts. [Through war] Life can be politicized once more, and man’s humanity can be restored. This terrifying vision fits perfectly well with the desire for honor and glory that

the neo-conservative gentlemen covet. The combination of religion and nationalism is the elixir that Strauss advocates as the way to turn natural, relaxed, hedonistic men into devout nationalists willing to fight and die for their God and country.”

This construct is what unites neo-conservatives and neo-liberals under a rigid orthodoxy. The orthodoxy was supplied by the philosopher Leo Strauss and forwarded by Michael Ledeen. According to this view the American people themselves have grown decadent and slothful in prosperity and must be purified through suffering.

The following quotes when viewed as metaphor and weighed against military policy, enhanced military capability as well as the desired direction directly parallel the military doctrine theUShas developed and now uses.

“Tommy Hicks had a prophecy where he claimed to have seen in a vision on July 25, 1961, that there would be a great anointed miracle army about to burst on the scene, healing multitudes and invulnerable to bullets and death. This unstoppable army would be miraculously transported from place to place. This is clearly Manifest Sons of God teaching. Hick’s is making a rare occurrence with Philip a normal miracle for the Church. How does one get out of such a vision that has had not been fulfilled over the course of 40 years? The excuse is: It’s dependent on us, if it has not happened we are just not ready.
The whole impetus of this movement is dependent on man and the Church to over come and enforce Christ’s rule on the world. And to call Him back when they are ready.”

Bill Hamon says: “At that time the sons of God will be fully manifested on the earth. Widespread spiritual warfare will result with the Sons of God doing battle with Satan and company, the non-Christian nations of this world will also be defeated. Once the earth has been subdued, Jesus will come back to earth and be given the Kingdom that has been won for Him by this “manchild company.” (Prophets and the Prophetic Movement Bill Hamon).The Manifested Sons of God doctrine teaches that these immortal sons will be sinless, having partaken of the divine nature. They will have every right to be called gods and will be called gods.”

Francis Frangipane: “All spiritual warfare is waged over one essential question: who will control reality on earth – heaven or hell? … We must see that our prayers, attitudes and agreement with God as an integral Part of establishing the reality of thekingdomofGodon earth!” (Mainstream. Spring 1994, p. 10.)

“The Church is the feet of Jesus. God promised Jesus ‘I will train your feet, and use them to tread down and crush your enemies.” (Francis Frangipane, Charisma magazine July 1993)”

“Jack Deere speaks of an invincible army. He says, “…they won’t be able to kill this army.” John Wimber also stated, “those in this army will have the ‘kind of anointing … his kind of power … anyone who wants to harm them must die”.

All of these quotes were taken from “Let Us Reason Ministries” inc. Clustered together they certainly add teeth to “spiritual warfare”.

I argue vehemently against these things. There is and never has been a moral government on this planet. The best we can hope for is amoral or neutral, and what we have continually is immoral and decadent instead. These issues are seen very clearly across the world today as we increase our military footprint across the globe.

Historically however it is not without precedent. When the Vandals attackedGreecethey destroyed all the Iconography (they were Arian Christian) and hence we have the word vandalism.

The Knights Templar and the Crusaders remembered nobly in their skirmishes with Salaadin. Their inheritors are remembered today by both Jews and Muslims alike as the ones who turned the city of  Jerusalem’s sewer piping to dump on and in MountMariYah. “The Muslim historian Mujir al-Din, reporting when ‘Umar reached the old ruined gates of the Temple, he was horrified to see the filth and excrement, “which was then all about the holy sanctuary, had settled on the steps of the gates so that it
even came out into the streets in which the gate opened”. He claimed that they called Anastasis al-Qumamah, “the Dungheap,” in retaliation for the policy of the Christians on the Temple Mount9.”
Although not known by most Christians when we bring up theTemple in “mixed” company it is one of the first things that come to their mind.

 “Genghis Khan had called himself “The Scourge of God,” believing, as his great seal declared him to be, “The power of God on Earth; the Emperor of Mankind.” In spite of his frightful behavior towards his
fellow men, he constantly affirmed that he believed in one God whose will he was carrying out. His yasa or code of laws regulating Mongol life began with the statement: “It is ordered to believe that there is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who alone gives life and death, riches and poverty as pleasures Him-and who has over everything an absolute power.”

The influence of the Christianity of the Keraits, Genghis’ strongest tribe, is without a doubt apparent in this statement with its witness to the sovereign God of creation and providence. The next rule of the yasa shows his sense of religious toleration, a mark of all the Khans. “Leaders of a religion, preachers, monks, persons who are dedicated to religious practice, the criers of mosques, physicians and undertakers are to be freed from public taxes and charges.10”

Ghengis Khan sent 20,000 cavalry to attackRussia. They were engaged by an army 80,000 strong and crushed them. The feat has no equal in military history. This Khan was only stopped by the request of Pope Leo who it seems he respected.

In short Christian Armies have not fared well throughout history. The largest use has traditionally been “Christian to Christian” hostilities. This is also what you seem to be proposing. Have we learned nothing in two thousand years? I ask you if God rains on the just and unjust alike [He sends His Blessings on all], and” He so loved the world He sent His only Begotten Son” for us, whom did not the Apostle say were at enmity with God?-
If we propose Imperialism and impose our own “Sharia” i.e. every knee will bow “or else”, do we honor God? We were not born Christian, we are born-again. The imposition of martial force negates the validity of the new birth from that point on. Is coercion to be viewed as conversion? [See chapter Civil Affairs]

In the next articles I will show first where this is going very graphically, and then this religions true face with regard to government involvement.

.Excerpts from “the Generations of Antichrist; An Argument for the Sake of Heaven

 9 The Persian conquest of Jerusalemin 614CE compared with Islamic conquest of 638CE. Its Messianic nature
and the role of the Jewish Exilarch By Ben Abrahamson and Joseph Katz

 10 BY FOOT TO CHINAMissionof The Church of the East, to 1400 By John M. L. Young Chairman Japan
Presbyterian Mission Missionary ofMission to the World of the Presbyterian Church inAmerica


[1]  Strategic Implications of American Millennialism A Monograph by MAJOR Brian L. StuckertU.S. Army

[2] TheChosen Nation: The Influence of Religion on US Policy by John B. Judis

[3] Rousseau coined the term ‘civil religion’ in chapter 8, book 4 of The Social Contract. Rousseau asserted that civil religion was common agreement on the existence of God, the life to come, the reward of virtue and the punishment of vice, and the exclusion of religious intolerance. All other religious opinions are outside the cognizance of the state and may be freely held by citizens 

[4] D’Annunzio offers us the possibility of viewing the fusion of „religious”and „political” themes … The radicalization of the masses in the twentieth century … could not have succeeded without the blending of the „sacred” with the „profane.” The timeless symbols that have always inspired men and women to risk their lives for higher ideals had necessarily to be transferred from a religious context into a secular liturgy

if modern political leaders were to achieve the tremendous control over their followers’ emotions that they have acquired- Ledeen, The First Duce, p. 202. See Michael A. Ledeen, Universal Fascism: The

Theory and Practice of the Fascist International, 1928–1936 (New York: H. Fertig,

[5] Machiavelli on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli’s Iron Rules Are as Timely and Important Today as Five Centuries Ago. (Truman Talley Books (St. Martin’s Press), 1999.) For quick reference- Yurica Report 4/07/2005 Everything You Need to Know about Michael Ledeen

[6] The Generations of Antichrist; An Argument for the Sake of Heaven- chapter; The Fires of Molech and theTemple ofGod

Speculating on the identity of an individual that lived millennia ago based on the occurrence of a name, and location alone seems to have become a popular pastime with the pseudo-scholarate, to the chagrin of scholars who have spent lifetimes researching these subjects. It never seems to account for the natural inflow and out flow of the given population with regard to a given or known history. Having said this we can turn our attention to “Dominus Flavit”, the “Christian Cemetery”. The ossuary that has stirred the most controversy is that of “”Simon bar Jonah332”.

On December 23, 1950, Pope Pius XII announced to the world that the ancient grave and relics of St. Peter had been located in the “Red Wall” below the high altar of St. Peters Basilica. He confirmed the authenticity of the relics with these words: “New investigations, most patient and accurate, were subsequently carried out with the results that we, comforted by the judgment of qualified, prudent and competent people, believe are positive. The relics of Saint Peter have been identified in a way we believe convincing.333” Within a few years the discoveries of the ossuary by Father Bellarmino Bagetti would be public embroiling a controversy that has dragged on. The problem is the name written on the ossuary was written in charcoal, and is in fact the only ossuary to survive that was not engraved in stone.

The argument put forth by Stephen Pfann from the University of the Holy Land that the name on the ossuary is “bar Zillai” not “bar Jonah” has a credible amount of merit, and is equally exciting. The naming of the Cemetery at Dominus Flevitt as a “Christian” cemetery is misleading. As noted earlier there were no “Christians” at Jerusalem due to their [Christiani/Nazarene] association with the Temple. It is at Dominus Flevitt that a foreign term, proselyte shows up334. In the next paragraph Professor Pfann gives the history of the [bar Zillai] family.

 What is notable in bold is the upholding of the “right of inheritance of the Kohenet” and that David told Solomon to provide for this family in perpetuity. The history of the Davidic family precludes this and it is “a nice sentiment”. The notable thing is that the family “bar Zillai” if buried here shows a tie to the presumed Davidic family with priority, the Nazarene or relatives of Jesus the Christ. “During the reign of King David, in the midst of his turmoil with Absalom, a rich Gileadite by the name of Barzillai came to David’s aid.

 He provided David and his weakened troops with food and supplies, allowing David’s troops to gain the upper hand and defeat the army of Absalom (2 Sam 17:27–29). David, deeply indebted to Barzillai, invited the aged man to take up residence near his palace in Jerusalem so he could be looked after in an honorable way. However, Barzillai asked the king to convey his offer to a younger member of his family, Chimcham by name, and David complied (2 Sam 19:31–40).

David directed Solomon to make sure that the family would continue to be provided for in perpetuity (1 Kgs 2:7). Later, a member of one of the priestly families married one of the descendents of this family, one of the “daughters of Barzillai,” and adopted (or was ascribed) the name for his family. After the return from exile in Babylon, the Barzillai priestly family was denied their right to be inscribed in the priestly register because of the current issue over ethnic mixture (Ezra 2:61-63 = Neh 7:63-65).6[6] However, the priestly (and likely non-priestly) descendents bearing the Barzillai name continued to live in Jerusalem”335. 335

Has St. Peter returned to Jerusalem? The final resting place of Simon Peter and the Family of Barzillai By Stephen Pfann. Ph.D. -University of the Holy Land 336 Burial Cave Reveals:Names, Testimonies of First Christians by Jean Gilman 337 Burial Cave Reveals:Names, Testimonies of First Christians by Jean Gilman

The tradition of the return of Jesus first on the Mount of Olives was common in the first century. That there are more than one hundred ossuaries in the cemetery attests to this belief. “As Prof. Finnegan wrote: “[In these tombs], there are signs that can be [considered] Christian, and names that are frequent or prominent in the New Testament… It surely comes within the realm of possibility that at least this area in particular is a burial place of families, some of whose members had become [the very first] Christians.336″As noted in the article some of the names referenced only occur in the New Testament.

What is missing generally from all such articles is the parsing of Tacticus. The Christiani are the Netzerim or in this case Nazarene. They are not Christian and especially in the sense we use the word. As an example:“For their whole church (i.e. Jerusalem) consisted then of believing Hebrews who continued from the days of the apostles until the siege which took place at this time; in which siege the Jews, having again rebelled against the Romans, were conquered after severe battles.” (Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History Book III, Chapter 5:2) James again speaks for this [Ecclesia] in Acts 15:17 the Apostle Peter cites “And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. “ The Netzer James agrees but concludes at the same time “Christians are not Jews”, in chapter 21:20 …”glorify the Lord that many thousands of Jews that believe are zealous toward the law ““…but the gentiles observe no such thing.” “The first catacomb found near Bethany was investigated by renowned French archaeologist Charles Clermont-Ganneau as he investigated the tomb, he found inscriptions, including the names of “Eleazar”(=”Lazarus”), “Martha” and “Mary” on three different coffins.”337 Ms. Gilman has made the identification based on location [near Bethany], dating, and the occurrence of the name of Martha and Mary (Miriam) who are the sisters of “Lazarus”.

The strong suite to an initial identification is that combined, arguments can be made for the point also because of the exclusivity of the cemetery. KJV John 11:4 “When Jesus heard that, he said, this sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby”. KJV John 11:36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! 37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? KJV John 11:31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.” Lazarus according to the New Testament, if the status of his “funerary gathering” is taken into account is well known among the Pharisees and priests. With what has been shown with regard to gaining entry into the fraternity of the Pharisee, Lazarus would have had to have been a prince, a priest [ a netzer], or a Pharisee. There is simply no other explanation for the memberships of the Sanhedrims to take notice.

First and obvious is Lazarus’ prominence in his culture. The [Jews] or leaders, or Government is comforting the family. Second the phrase” but for the glory of God”, needs to be paid attention to. Singly the most interesting of the ossuaries –“As Claremont-Ganneau continued to investigate the catacomb, he found additional inscriptions including the name “Yeshua” (=”Jesus”) commemoratively inscribed on several ossuaries. One coffin, also bearing cross marks on it, was inscribed with the name “Shlom-Zion” followed by the designation “daughter of Simon the Priest.”338 338 ibid 339 Sefer Yohassin pg 80

Why should this provoke any interest? The daughter of Simeon b. Gamaliel is [Imma Shalom/Mother Peace] Shlom-Zion, sister to Gamaliel II. The daughter of Simeon b. Netanel the priest is Shlom Zion. Shown earlier because of “Adoptive Marriages” this scenario was the norm and not the exception within the upper classes. “Regarding R. Simeon b. Netanel (the Priest) who was fearful of sin, I have not seen much to expand upon. He was the son-in-law of Rabban Gamliel the Elder and it is enough to mention that he was blessed to be among the five disciples of Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai who were foretold about the World-to-Come”.339 “R’ Chiyya pointed out R’ Shimon bar Rebbe’s deep voice, as a blemish for a Levite; R’ Shimon complained to Rebbe, who pointed out R’ Chiyya’s own speech impediment, substituting “Hey” for “Chet”: Megillah 24”

If the preceding Rabbinical accounts can be taken seriously, it is by itself a good case for Identifying Imma Shalom. What this shows is that Eliezer b. Hyrcannus/ Lazarus [Nahum(Menahem) of Gamzu] has been at least initially identified based on: Dating of cemetery Exclusivity of cemetery Eliezer, Martha, and Mary in same cemetery Location of cemetery in proximity to Bethany Wife of Eliezer b. Hyrcannus’ [Imma Shalom] remains are in this cemetery.

How can this be furthered? If the ossuary has been found for Imma Shalom, a base-line can be established genetically providing there is a sample remaining against known descendents of Gamliel ha Zaken. This also shows without a doubt that the cemetery is [Jewish], not Christian. What is the import of this? “ , but for the glory of God”, “…because he would always say, ‘This too (gam zu) is for the good.’ Therefore his disciple, R. Akiba, learned from him, for he would say, ‘All the works of heaven are for the good’ (see end of Berachoth).”( 340 Sefer Yohassin-R. Abraham Zacuto) (341 Gabriel Roth A RUACH QADIM EXCERPT:PART h: EXPLORING NEW TESTAMENT TRANSMISSION TRENDS) Because of his status and import Eliezer b. Hyrcannus had been raised from the dead a second time, this time by his colleagues. Through the resurrection of this [Lazarus ] the [Nazarene], the Desposyni had regained status. It was the simple applications of Equal Weights and Measures. With this Halachic ruling is shown that the Religion of the Davidic Priest/Kings, Netzerim, Nazarene, and Christiani is Jewish in nature and standing and not “Christian”.

 This can be weighed with the War of 132. Had they not had status again they would not, could not rise to make a stand with “king “bar Koseva in that war. They were kings. Later under Judah the Prince it was the relentless use of the “ban” individually that sealed their fate with the people. If the writings are combed, R. Judah used the ban as a tool to rid Israel of all he considered anti-Talmudic, and a challenge to authority.

“In his classic work, The History of the Talmud, Jewish Talmudic scholar Michael L. Rodkinson wrote: “There were passages in the Mishnayoth concerning Jesus and his teaching…the Messianists… (were) many and considerable persons and in close alliance with their colleagues the Pharisees during the (first) two centuries.”341

 

Rev 18: 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, O my people, so that you may not become partakers of her sins and lest you be smitten by her plagues.[i]

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