Jesus is a small-c communist

If you have not read the Introduction, please do so before reading on. The Introduction contains important clarifying information helpful in understanding this work.

As I stated in the Introduction, contrary to the general consensus, especially within the American mainstream, there are no conservative Christians. For clarity, I am referring to the current political, economic, organizational system of ideas and doctrines known as conservative Western ideology  primarily found in the United Kingdom and United States, with emphasis upon the United States, hence the identification of Republicans. As you will see, this conservatism stems from the very beginnings of what is called civilization, lauded by many and grossly misunderstood.

Clarifying "conservativism"

There are several relatively prominent connotations of the term "conservative" often associated with Christianity. One is the belief in the literal interpretation of The Bible. However, not everyone who calls him or herself a conservative Republican Christian rejects Biblical figurativeness. Also, many so-called liberals believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus.

Defining terms is essential to the understanding of real Christianity. The revelation is an unfolding. The meaning of terms will unfold within this work for the patient and persevering.

For the most part, the Conservative-Republican mentality shares much in common with all fundamentalism and traditionalism around the globe regardless of the name of the religion or political party.

Considering the economic and military weight of the Empire that is the combination of the United States and United Kingdom, with their shared Anglo-Saxon heritage, conservatism within this greater Empire is the most pressing danger, hence our focus. I tie the United Kingdom to the United States, in as much as the United States is the offspring of England and England is living, to no insignificant degree, a vicarious empire through that offspring.

A way to handle this subject of conservative Christianity is by giving the Biblical sense back to the meaning of the word "liberal" and then showing how that sense is the same sense as real Christianity.

Biblical liberalism

Understanding the Biblical sense of liberalism is dependant upon viewing the concept from within a number of timeframes and informed by different meanings of other terms depending upon context. The Biblical sense of liberalism from one perspective antedates (predates) the Christian faith when one dates Christianity from the context of the time Jesus walked the earth in the flesh as completely human as you are. However, the Biblical sense of liberalism and Christian faith are one and the same when one views both in continuity with the Biblical prophetic desire for messianic salvation. In that sense, the Christian faith began with prophetic pleas and prophetic knowledge: Reception from the Holy Spirit. The prophets were already believers in the coming Messiah.

If you find yourself already frustrated and arguing semantically, that's understandable given that the training from this world including in the churches has run counter to the revelation. It is unsettling to find out that the world says it is either or whereas the truth is that it is both or neither.

Real liberalism is inherent in the message of Jesus, so there is no hypocrisy in being simultaneously a true liberal and a true Christian. In fact, one cannot be one without being the other. It takes the spirit of faith of, and in, Jesus to be a true liberal. The law and the prophets pointed to a true liberal when they prophesized the advent of Christ incarnate (in the flesh). Also, that true sense of liberalism must be contrasted with the current notion of conservatism. In addition, in making it plain that there are no conservative Christians, I will also be making plain that there is no such thing as a liberal Christian, as the term "liberal" prevalently is used today. The prevalent use is a distorted, unreal meaning.

Figurative thinking and word usage

A place to begin restoring the Biblical meaning and concept of liberalism is with (Proverbs 11:25), which says, "The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself." Fat in this Proverb means bountiful. In the context of this Proverb, it is a good thing. The fat of the land is the land's bounty. Rich soil, with the right light and water, may yield abundance (fat). As a clarification, everywhere the word "fat" comes up in The Bible does not mean real bounty, because bounty has two distinct and diametrically opposed meanings depending upon the context. One meaning is bounty from God for direct righteousness. The other is bounty from the spoils of evil. The word "bounty" has been hijacked in this case by those who call booty (property seized in war) bounty. Booty is the reward of piracy or robbery. All war profit is plunder and booty. All war-profiteers are a kind of pirate. Those who call war profitable side with piracy. Also, the words "watereth" and "watered" in the proverb means "help" and "helped" respectively and in their simplest terms.

This is the type of figurative thinking and word usage you will need to put into practice to become literate in the language of the revelation of Jesus. Jesus was perfectly fluent in the revelation. Everyone else is either learning as an ever-becoming child of God or turned away orphaning him or herself from God.

In the Introduction, I raised the issue of people becoming discouraged and quitting the faith (to the extent they had it) once they find out the greater truth leading to the absolute. If this happens, they professed Christ without having been looking for the truth. I further introduced the concept that by being exposed to the truth and then renouncing faith, they would be worsening their separation from the elect (the chosen, the anointed). I went on to quote Jesus as follows:

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (Matthew 25:32-34).

The verse that follows, which is Matthew 25:35, harkens back to the Proverb 11:25 that I quoted above ("The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself."). Make the connection in your mind between these cited Bible verses. Matthew 25:35 quotes Jesus as continuing, "For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye have me drink."

Now, just as with the word "fat" above, the word "meat" here is not confined to the word meaning animal muscle tissue or organ tissue. There are those Christians who would insist that animal flesh is actually precluded from the Biblical understanding by logical, emotional extension. However, coming to understand how they have arrived at their position requires a broad and deep understanding of the scriptures and history as a whole. That will not come to anyone who does not make the effort to understand the emotional language of the revelation. I will say that meat is often used in The Bible synonymously with mundane food in general. Actually, there is a place where the mundane food {taken for granted by so many, especially those rich in mammon (money)}and the divine food are a continuum just as Jesus showed the continuum as he was enabled by God our Father to move back and forth from the incarnate to spirit. It is profound yet it is right there in front of us.

The term meat is still used today when referring to the edible flesh or tissue of fruits, vegetables, nuts and the like. Therefore, do not jump to conclusions based upon narrow, current word usages. Doing so can close the door to further understanding and enlightenment.

Jesus went on to explain that those who gave food and drink, etcetera, to those with the least (the needy) thereby also gave Jesus, the Son of God, food and drink. You feed and water any of, or all of, his flock; you, thereby, feed and water him (the good shepherd, the Lamb of God). This is the heart of understanding true liberalism. It is infinite oneness.

In the interest of disclosure, I am a vegetarian (vegan often: no animal products) when able to choose; however, I have eaten what has been placed before me knowing full well that all such food is a type of flesh shed for the life of my body, for which I am grateful, and knowing also that all such flesh (animal, plant, earth) is not the real bread, per se, from heaven and for my soul.

The real bread

The Hebrews with Moses living in the desert received manna that fell from the sky. It was not food for their souls except by implication. One must draw the connections between receiving the different kinds of breads: Grain bread and such, manna from the sky, and spiritual bread from heaven. Jesus taught as follows:

Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. (John 6:31).

Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. (John 6:49).

This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. (John 6:58).

The "this bread" is the spiritual bread: The words of absolute truth. You will please note that Jesus added to scripture. He enhanced the understanding going well beyond the level of miracle that was the manna falling from the sky.

Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. (Exodus 16:4

Then Jesus said that what was written was wrong. Now how can that be? It is not that Jesus was saying that it was wrong. He explained that the traditional interpretation of the meanings was less than he was revealing. Heaven has more than one sense, connotation, or meaning. In The Bible, heaven can mean the sky and it can also mean the kingdom of God. The real bread did not fall from the sky as the manna did. The real bread comes from the heaven that is the kingdom of God that transcends the mundane sky. It is not dependant upon the sky we see when we look up outdoors. This does not mean the food (manna) did not fall from that sky or that it was not provided by God from heaven. Everything is provided by God. It means that one eating that manna was not necessarily filled with the Holy Spirit. In fact, many who ate that type of bread (meat) were still just as devoid of the Holy Spirit (truth) as they had been before eating the manna. That is Jesus's point. That's why so many of them died spiritually as well as physically. They did not live on eternally in the spirit. The manna did not impart justice. The bread that came from heaven that if we eat we live forever is the real bread or the true spiritual bread: The truth from Jesus.

I wish to avoid getting ahead of the subject matter, but it bears introducing at this point that even the word "real" as used above is to be understood within the highest sense of the revelation. You will be able more readily to identify contextually sensitive word meanings within the revelation as you continue. On the highest level, reality is the absolute truth of the spiritual, manifest, and incarnate nature of God. All else is false or unreal (unreality) in this absolute sense where Christianity holds that all things ultimately resolve to, or depend upon, God. Satan, the spirit of imagining oneself as God's arch nemesis (equal rival), is in denial, or unreality, that he or she cannot be, or has not already been, beaten or overcome.

In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33).

This all will become clearer as you read on and become fluent in this language that may yet be foreign to your mind. I will address contextual sensitivity several more times in this work, so do not despair if you feel lost. Just considering these matters can constitute progress. Eventually, you will become able to flow from word sense to word sense as the contexts change.

You will come to understand that the blind leading the blind are those who are not born of the spirit but are those who are dead of the spirit. They are not truly or really living (in that sense-context). Once you come to grasp this, door after door will continue opening to you.

Let me emphasize now that this is not a word-game. This is not a work of fiction. This is real and the most serious of matters. It is not for entertainment. It is for edification that is spiritual enlightenment. It is a matter of the eternal life and death of souls. What can be more important here and now? It is not to be read and put down. It is to be acted upon now, always, and forever.


Now, contrary to Jesus's teaching that as you feed and water any of, or all of, his flock (the needy, his believers, and all others really); you, thereby, feed and water him (the good shepherd, the Lamb of God), conservatives emphasize so-called self-sufficiency. Pause on that and consider it. Digest it, for it is undeniable truth. It is an unavoidable contradiction, hypocrisy on the highest order, of so-called conservative Christians. Everything said in defense of such self-sufficiency is obfuscation and rationalization or worse. No Christian has any excuse concerning this. The true Christian will love hearing this reproof. All others will be anywhere from indifferent to hating it. The doctrine of self-sufficiency as opposed to the teachings of Jesus is proof that there is no such thing as a Christian conservative, but there is more. It never ends in fact. After all, the truth is infinite.

Helping all the needy is far from the highest priority of the conservatives, as demonstrated by their failure to have ever done it, despite collectively having the wherewithal to do it. They do help to some degree under the proviso that it be in what the rich conservatives deem is in their best selfish interest. It is ironic that helping the poor is always best, but one must see the whole picture to know that. One can never see that whole picture by viewing through the dark glass of selfishness. To the Christian however, helping the needy is the highest priority. It is right up there with finding lost souls and bringing them to the faith of true liberalism. It is teaching what must be done. It is teaching the softhearted condition that will undertake that work. The conservative though is more about taking care of self and ...continues... Click next page number [2] below.

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