Written by Doug Krieger

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No, no, no . . . this is not a “prophetic game” . . . you’re in this, we’re all in this . . . “multitudes, multitudes inrepparttar Valley of Decision, forrepparttar 143136 day ofrepparttar 143137 Lord is near inrepparttar 143138 Valley of Decision” (Joel 3:14).

A final word . . . those who contend that “Apocalyptic/Armageddon oriented souls” arerepparttar 143139 enemy of civilization and progressive thought (at worst) or ignorant day dreamers (at best), unfortunately viewrepparttar 143140 world through their own understanding secured throughrepparttar 143141 wisdom of man. May I be so bold to suggest that they who adhere to absolutes are neither as barbaric nor absurd as their critics make them out to be . . . who knows, knowledge of this nature just might be so dangerous torepparttar 143142 intellectual elite, that they could actually find hope inrepparttar 143143 current insanity grippingrepparttar 143144 earth throughrepparttar 143145 reading of what initially may be dismissed out of hand as trivial contemplations.

In any event . . . Mayrepparttar 143146 rant and writ of this compendium of thoughts and insights bring us closer torepparttar 143147 One Who knows our frame, our deepest thoughts, our real intentions . . . and clarify those essentials of His Word to us who believe, while penetratingrepparttar 143148 heart of those who do not believe, thereby leading them to salvation throughrepparttar 143149 Messiah,repparttar 143150 Lord Jesus Christ.

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Doug is a member of the "Last Days Network" . . . whose focus is on Religion and Politics, and, in particular how the Christian Religion impacts upon the "New American World Order."

Jesus(PBUH) the Pharisee

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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Paul's own words tell us in Romans 11:2: 'I am an Israelite myself, ofrepparttar stock of Abraham, ofrepparttar 143135 tribe of Benjamin,',' circumcised on my eighth day, Israelite by race, ofrepparttar 143136 tribe of Benjamin, A Hebrew, born and bred; in my attitude torepparttar 143137 law, A Pharisee (Philippians 3:5).'

Nothing in his early life actions would tell us that he was a Pharisee who supportedrepparttar 143138 underprivileged (Or even in later life if one reads his thoughts about women) in laws and all societal structures throughoutrepparttar 143139 Roman and Parthian Empire. A detailed and honest investigation can easily seerepparttar 143140 Pharisees have been ridiculed and given all kinds of negative publicity inrepparttar 143141 Gospels and fromrepparttar 143142 evangelical pulpits of this very day. What better way to destroy someone, than to have your 'front man' write their dogma? This is classic espionage and 'black ops' intrigue! Mr. Maccoby gives us these further comments onrepparttar 143143 matter and we could have chosen many other scholars to say these things.

"Instead ofrepparttar 143144 priests,repparttar 143145 Pharisees looked for guidance to their own leaders,repparttar 143146 'hakhamin' (sages), who were not a hereditary class but came from every level of society includingrepparttar 143147 poorest... The other verse quoted by Jesus from Leviticus, 'Love your neighbor as yourself' was also regarded byrepparttar 143148 Pharisees as of central importance, and was treated byrepparttar 143149 two greatest figures of Pharisaism, Hillel and Rabbi Akiba...

Jesus' threat torepparttar 143150 Temple was not subversive ofrepparttar 143151 High Priest... rather it wasrepparttar 143152 Jews who were framed byrepparttar 143153 Gospels, whose concern was to shiftrepparttar 143154 blame forrepparttar 143155 crucifixion fromrepparttar 143156 Romans torepparttar 143157 Jews and their religion." (3)

"When inrepparttar 143158 name of God {Nations or academia}, people hold black and white beliefs that cut them off from other human beings; when inrepparttar 143159 name of God, they give up their own sense of right and wrong; when inrepparttar 143160 name of God, they suffer financial deprivation; then they are suffering from religious addiction. When, inrepparttar 143161 name of God, people are made to feel unhealthy fear, false guilt, toxic shame, and destructive anger; when inrepparttar 143162 name of God, they have been emotionally, physically, or sexually abused; when inrepparttar 143163 name of God, they have judged themselves and others as inherently worth- less; then they have been subject to religious abuse… At that point, Father Leo Booth says, 'God has become a drug. My name is Leo. I'm an alcoholic and religious abuser. I'm a recovering priest.’ {He was a Catholic who taught that non-Catholics receiving no catechism went to Hell.}

...Moses was told by God that his name was 'I am who I am.' Every child is born with a sense of 'I am who I am'. The job ofrepparttar 143164 family andrepparttar 143165 church is to orchestrate life so thatrepparttar 143166 sense of 'I AM' can grow and expand. Chapter 5 painfully outlines how children raised by religious addicts have their 'I AM'-ness ripped apart - how their sense of wholeness is split. This is a far cry from religion's promise of at-one-ment." (4)

PEACE: - Let us give credit to John Lennon andrepparttar 143167 'hippies' who were strong enough to say NO! Their collective energy and thought or prayer has been useful in ending organized war among superpowers, now we need to extend a hand to those who are suffering within nations underrepparttar 143168 strong arm and insanity of national despots protected by international sovereign rights.

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