CHAPTER 3: IRREFUTABLE PROOF WILL INCREASE DIVISION: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CONSERVATIVE-REPUBLICAN CHRISTIAN: JESUS IS A SMALL-C COMMUNIST

Even though I have shown in this work that it is irrefutable that a Christian may not also be a conservative, that proof will serve to increase division.

People who do not love the truth become irritated when confronted with the truth. They become irritated when they see they are misguided. It is why many of those now calling themselves conservative Christians will hate the implications of the truth concerning their political ideology. They will hate this work, and they will hate me just as they hate Jesus, all the prophets who spoke of Jesus, God, and all who stand with the truth. It was Jesus who said that if one doesn't love Jesus's words and deeds, one doesn't love God but rather hates God. "He that hateth me hateth my Father also." (John 15:23).

So far, we've focused upon the incorrectness of the current usage of the terms "liberal" and "conservative."

Irrevocably incompatible with the lust of the worldly Empire

We must focus also on the fact that Christian entanglement in materialistic, secret, and underhanded schemes and dark, artful handling of affairs, which is the current worldly politics, is an illegitimate activity under the faith. The world is to be made new and not even from the ashes of the old that is the current worldly system once it is burned away.

How can one change the current imperial US government into Christianity? Christianity is against the lust of the eye and flesh and pride of this life. Everything the Empire is founded upon is lust of the eye and flesh and pride of this life {capitalistic greed, traditionalism, militarism (that is part and parcel of the warring of one's members of his or her body), and nationalism and its patriotism}.

The real Christian wants people to be allowed freely to choose to live in full accord under the true spirit of the first and great commandment and the second like it and everything that those commandments infer. The real Christian cannot compromise by getting into bed with the system that will not allow that. The real Christian cannot compromise by getting into bed with the system of excess, retained personal profits, war, traditions of falsehood, nationalism, patriotism, and loose sex. The real Christian cannot prostitute him or herself by getting into bed with the system of attempted, impossible love for two diametrically opposed masters that is mammon (the god of selfish acquisition and accumulation) versus God who is the exact opposite.

The false prophets say that the way to heaven lies in equality of opportunity to hoard not against famine to later share with all as Joseph did but rather to hoard for the sake of self and those who love you even during times of great want for others. This is anathema to God. Equality of opportunity for asset acquisition to later bequeath to offspring regardless of the spirit or the commandments is false teaching. It is leading people astray.

When the whole people become unanimous in keeping the first and great commandment and the second like it, then Christianity will rule in pure, direct, democratic fashion with each person's loving actions always being his or her vote.

God has kept allowing the conservatives to have what they want, but they are never satisfied. America would never have existed or lasted this long except for the people who are trying to be real liberals. When the Empire does not bring forth the fruit but increasingly turns to asking for more and more for self, despite the efforts of those trying to be real liberals, the Empire will burn. The prophecy says the Empire will not turn. Even so, it is every Christian's duty to do righteousness for its sake. Every bit helps. There is never a time for complacency or procrastination.

Christians and political parties

What of the people, or you if it applies, who are entrenched within the Empire system? What if you are an American and a member of a political party such as the Republican, or the Constitutional, or Libertarian, Democratic, Green, or other? You are to do what your conscience says, always keeping in mind the whole of the Gospel message.

Are you able to stay in a political party and not be compromised? As a Christian, can you vote for that which militarizes? Can you vote for approaching everything from the perspective of masking symptoms rather than affecting the cure that is getting at the root cause? What is the answer to safety and security? Is it thicker walls, deeper secrets, and stronger weapons, or is it curing the disease of selfishness? Can you stay and vote-in that which exemplifies unselfishness, or will you cave into compromises that will render your original intent unrecognizable? Will Jesus know you, or will you be too compromised by iniquity? Will you vote no on all measures that are mostly really liberal but onto which the selfish have tacked wicked and churlish devices or illiberal aspects?

Will you abstain from voting and yet be heard and influential in other ways that will not compromise your truly liberal devising? Is the alternative to staying in the system the best thing? Can you do more to change things for the best from as far outside the current system spiritually as possible while still being willing to go into the center of it physically as Jesus did by going into the center of Jerusalem when needed?

Jesus was not in favor of forcing himself upon others. He wanted each person to come to the truth freely and not through coercion. He wanted the souls of all people separated into those who readily recognize and love and, thereafter, do the truth versus those who instantly hate the truth. Bear in mind that his warnings were not coercive. The truth is never coercive. He only appealed to conscience in explaining the rightful healing of the planet that will take place. "Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit." (John 15:2). Jesus did not work within the system for it was coercive.

Jesus is speaking in the first person as both the primordial human being and God. Every human being (branch off that primordial vine with God the root) who does not result in righteousness is made dead so he or she can no longer bring forth unrighteousness. Every human who results in righteousness is not made dead but is made more alive, improved (further cleaned), so he or she will result in even more and greater righteousness, abundance, aid to the poor, etc.

Worldly political parties necessarily involve coercion

The truth is never coercive. The recognition by the diseased of their diseased state and their willingness to do what is healing is the impetus behind Jesus's message and not to threaten into submission. This is important and relevant here concerning whether to work the system from within, because the votes of the majority within the human, traditional sovereignty force those who disagree. We cannot drag people into heaven. Only the willing may enter.

Coercion is attempting to take heaven by force, which never results in the real heaven; otherwise, Jesus would have raised armies of men and sent them to do military battle. He did not do that. He did the opposite. Among all the other things, that is what distinguished him as the Messiah.

Even where a plurality is required, fifty-percent plus one puts representatives in place needed for any plurality. It is still majority rule if the majority is spread out enough. The current democratic way is a forced unity of incompatible spirits. It results in the house divided against itself that cannot stand. Heaven, on the other hand, is unanimous.

Real born-again nation

Of course, the rules within the current worldly system are of, by, and for those who have stacked them in their own favor: Those who have amassed wealth. As is clear, amassing wealth is inherently unfair. Jesus taught it. The wealthy have their false version of the golden rule. Those who have the gold (or money) make the rules. So they do. Where does that leave you unless you are wealthy? Where does it leave the wealthy other than in danger of damnation? Where does it leave you in terms of your vote?

God allows the powers that be. The basest of people are at the top or the closest to real liberals are at the top, depending upon the hardheartedness or softheartedness of the people in the fullness of God's plan. The truth is that no leader is without followers. So leaders reflect the people: What they are willing to follow. This is why whole nations and states shall be judged as well as each individual member of each nation and each citizen of each state.

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. (Matthew 9:17).

(Note: The word "bottles" was translated from the Greek word "ajskovß," [if you don't see it in Greek, install the font: BSTGreek] transliterated as "askos," meaning a "leather wine bag" or "bottle." It does not mean here a glass bottle.)

The new wine is the Holy Spirit dwelling within. It comes to dwell in those born again, anew, this time of the spirit becoming spirit. There bodies are no longer just flesh, for now they know they are also spirit manifested: Spirit made incarnate. They have become new wineskins. The Holy Spirit can and will come to dwell within entire nations also unanimously reborn as spiritual nations. Whole nations will be as new wineskins for the new wine. If not, those nations would burst apart and all the wine be lost, for old wineskins cannot hold new wine and the old wine is not the wine of eternal life. Also and in this way, the Holy Spirit can, and will, come to dwell within the whole of humanity.

No part in the prince of darkness of this world

Nevertheless, Christian involvement in organizing Christian things is required. We are to advocate and devise and stand by the truly liberal devices. The difference is that worldly affairs, as "worldly" is viewed as Jesus intended us to see it, is still the domain of darkness. The would-be Christian who engages in the world on the dark level is automatically sucked into the world of compromising Christian ideals. We are to shine the light through teaching and example to displace the worldly way with the new way that has no continuity with the evil of the old. There is only the path out of darkness. The prince of the current world and his way will be cast out. That old worldly way and that prince have no part in Jesus, and Jesus has no part in that world or in that prince.

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. (John 12:31).

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. (John 14:30).

And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. (Luke 5:36).

We cannot patch up the old house. The old house sits on unstable ground. It is on a fatally flawed foundation. Its walls are irreparable. Its roof is about to collapse in a slight breeze. Its material is so corrupt, eaten, and riddled, that it cannot be reused. The inhabitants must be remade in the likeness of God. Then they may inhabit their new house on excellent and permanently stable ground. There the proverbial foundation will never shift out from under them. The walls will last forever. The roof will cover them from every storm.

Still engaging the world

Now, to be these new inhabitants in this new house, we cannot advocate just asceticism or monasticism: Never or rarely interacting with others. We are to be about shining the light.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:1).

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16).

It is about "in earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10). Neither are we to be as the hypocrites praying on the street corners to be seen of men. That is just empty vanity. We are to teach and do in earnest. After all, it must not be forgotten that Jesus was roundly criticized for interacting with tax collectors and prostitutes and the like. If one does not interact to teach and do the good news amongst those who are lost, one is not doing the work of God. One is not toiling in God's vineyard. One is not a fisher of men. One is himself or herself lost.

Not to be about the work of saving is to be unsaved.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (Matthew 5:13).

His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed. (Matthew 25:26).

Interaction is required even with the powerful, as Jesus did with members of the Sanhedrin (the council of religious elders of the Jews).

That is not selling out to the worldly system. It is not joining them to patch up the fatally flawed, spiritually devoid system. Jesus did not work from within the temple system. He brought his teaching and healing into the temple only to be crucified for doing it and all the other good things he did. He reached the people by being amongst them and not by telling them that they were untouchable, unclean, and beneath contempt, as the hypocrites viewed most of the people and especially those most in need.

Doing this, going amongst the lost, teaching and exemplifying what the powers that be do not do will anger those powers. It will further the division in the country and the world. That must happen.

Stark line

Jesus should have been recognized as the rightful leader by virtue of his virtues, signs, and the prophecy; however, it was not meant to be, as ordained by God. He had to be denied by the elitists (those who were the conservatives of the Sanhedrin—the highest council of the Hebrews) so that the world could be saved by drawing a stark line between the selfish and unselfish, those in danger of damnation versus the delivered, and the dark and the light. It is why they murdered him.

That stark line was drawn for our sakes so that we could see which side to choose. This is the real ballot. This is the real democracy at work, and only righteousness wins in the end. It is inherent. It is foreordained. That is the lesson we must learn and live by fearing nothing, for nothing evil can change it. There is only one living choice. The other choice is death of the spirit and soul. The good shepherd is followed by those who are drawn to the truth, who know the truth when they hear it. "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:44). That is a form of voting for one's leader: Following the draw of truth. One votes for Jesus with one's heart by putting one's heart into what is everlasting and incorruptible. If one is a Christian, one has chosen to follow the lead of Jesus through the strait gate and down the narrow way and cannot also follow the prince of this world, because this world is not the spiritual world of Jesus. This world has not yet been reborn.

Jesus is the recognized illuminator of the path. No one can see the gate or path with other then that light. The prince of this world is blind to that truth. He cannot lead anyone to it. All paths other than Jesus's are dark and do not lead to God. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6). There is no other system that works.

The truth about Capitalism will divide every house

Capitalism is a different system and does not work. Capitalism is not close to the kingdom at all. It is very far from God. This is why capitalists hate Jesus. They serve capital and not God and cannot abide Jesus. This truth will increase the division passed the breaking point, which is both awful and wonderful at the same time and no paradox.

There is such divine beauty in Jesus's message to love God and not serve mammon. Jesus is the first and last, the most important and the greatest, the Alpha and Omega, and we are to be like him (Christlike) to share all. Therefore, we are to be servants ministering as kings and queens and high priests and priestesses and siblings all and friends all, for God is no respecter of persons and that includes gender. It means that God is not impressed by worldly wealth or power.

Your outward projection is conducive to what?

Don't be offended by the truth. In the face of all the needy in the world, God's perfect judicial system will allow the excision of those of knowingly chosen selfish excess. The time is at hand for the people to stop putting forth efforts to draw attention to feed selfishness. Every outward projection is conducive to the light or the dark to one degree or another. Uncontrolled feeding of the selfish appetite is satanic. It ruins. Therefore, one must decide what is contrived satanically to feed into lust and what difference it makes. Cosmetics; perfume; fancy, sluttish, or overly expensive clothes; tattoos; jewelry; body piercings; and all manner of conspicuous pride of appearance and property and conspicuous contempt and self-mutilation {negative gain in sadomasochism and other feeding into various forms and degrees of anti-health (unhealthy), anti-wholeness (unwholesome) appetites}are each things that need to be evaluated in terms of where one's mind is and why. Some things can be done to excess. Some things ought not to be done at all. What is vain? What is for conceit? What promotes unhealthy, excessively selfish appetites? Why cave into the temptation to conform to the spirit of those things?

There is a spectrum from fake to real. The dark side is not genuine. It is false. It is superficial or shallow. It is confused. It rules those who cave into unwholesome temptations. It never denies itself anything. It is of the spirit that robs from even the innocent. It is truly ugly in God's eyes. The light is real, true, deep, and consistent. It is conducive to all that is good. It is the real beauty. Don't promote darkness with your choices of what you present to the world concerning the state of your heart, mind, and soul. Don't cave into the conformity leading toward greater and greater iniquity. Don't fall for the false concept that all these vain things are acceptable under liberalism. That is false liberalism. That is the ravening wolf in sheep's clothing.

Long hair or short, beard or shaven, don't have one or the other for show but for what is practical for you at the time—useful, not elaborate, not for lust or false piety. Jesus was not disinterested in how he presented himself, but his concern was with not falling into conformity for the sake of being lauded by others. That's a reward from falsehood.

This is all just one place to start. If one has piercings and tattoos that were of course obtained during confusion and one's heart softens, one will remove all the ornaments and decorations. Until God removes them, there will be scars. Those are the stripes of past confusion. They are the proverbial self-flagellation scars left over from heading in the wrong direction. They are the signs of when there was insufficient love. Let it go.

There are those who use make up to cover over scars. It is not our intention to be insensitive toward them or to make them feel worse. What they are doing is not decoration for excess. There can be immense unsettled emotions involved with such scarring. Suffice it to say here that Jesus pointed out that such scarring does not necessarily mean that one has sinned to a greater or lesser degree than others. I trust that helps comfort those who have imagined that they must have done something horrendously worse than the general level of sinning to deserve greater scarring on the outside. It isn't necessarily so. To the softhearted despite scars, your scars will be removed.

When all hearts are of a sufficient softness, all will be healed, even scars. Whatever you do, contribute to softening.

What is ugly or beautiful?

The condition of the heart determines whether something is ugly or beautiful in God's eyes. The contrived comes out of the hard heart. The real comes out of the soft heart.

There is nothing wrong with good things. Jesus said salt is good, though he would never have partaken of it in excess. He did not chastise Mary for anointing his feet with the pleasant smelling spikenard the scent of which filled the house. He defended her. It was spiritual love on her part and meant to glorify Jesus during his time here with his friends, those who loved him for his truth.

Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. (John 12:3).

Mary was not being selfish and lustful. Therefore, it wasn't ugly. Beauty does truly come from within in this sense, and God knows it all better than anyone else knows it.

Do not be thrown by seeming paradoxes that do not exist. Jesus came to be glorified not to have his ego massaged. His glorification glorifies righteousness for righteousness' sake. It glorifies God.

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