INTRODUCTION: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CONSERVATIVE-REPUBLICAN CHRISTIAN: JESUS IS A SMALL-C COMMUNIST

Introduction         (To Be Read)  

Contrary to the general consensus of the American mainstream, there is no such thing as a conservative-Republican Christian. "Conservative Christian" is an oxymoron (a contradiction in terms). It's proven. This work shows it.

Also, this mistaken notion, that a Christian may be a political conservative, as that expression "political conservative" is understood in the current American vernacular (the common, everyday language as used by most Americans), is the most pivotally significant confusion in the world. If every American calling himself or herself a conservative Christian were to become a real Christian, more of the troubles of the world would be over than with the wholesale change of any other group on the planet. Coming to understand this, which also means doing the right things about it, is required to save the world.

Furthermore and despite how counterintuitive it may seem to you at this point, even though we prove that such a conservative may not be a Christian, the divide will increase. Jesus said, "Suppose ye that I come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay: but rather division." {The Holy Bible, The Gospel According to St. Luke, Chapter 12, Verse 51 (hereinafter, citations will be in the following format: Luke 12:51)}.

If the thought that irrefutable proof of this would increase division throws you at all, you will not be left in the dark after reading this work. This work contains proof positive and sufficient explanations. It will not leave you hanging or unsatisfied concerning that unless you are beyond the reach of truth.

In the remainder of this Introduction, I strive to address a number of points in near checklist, non-transitionary fashion. You are forewarned so the style ought not to throw you off. If you are concerned, let me tell you that the whole book isn't written this way. That's not to say that this work is written in a traditional manner. It isn't. Just a little further on in this Introduction, I'll briefly explain why that's the case. This work does flesh things out. It just doesn't do it in a way in which you may be accustomed. Although some parts of this work flow smoothly more so than others, it's all a by-product of the endeavor to spell out clearly and plainly what's wrong, why, and the solution.

In addition, I don't take five hundred pages before supplying some satisfying material either. Far too often, I've read things that promote and promote stretching one out to the end only to find that the answers weren't there. The proofs in this work really are scattered throughout. They aren't though laid out as one might expect in a textbook with a bold and all capitalized, italicized and bulleted announcement at each proof. Perhaps I'll do that in a subsequent edition if there is one.

In putting forth the proof, I have used what the so-called conservative-Republican Christians claim to revere the most: The Bible.

For those inclined to pick up this work because the title piques their curiosity and they are anticonservative but have no grounding in Christian theology, upon first consideration the idea of reading Biblical evidence may seem daunting. So many books that refer to The Bible force the reader to turn to The Bible for verification without having stated the name of the book in The Bible or its chapter or verse numbers. Unlike those other books, I have endeavored often here to include the referenced verses right in line with the text so the evidence of what I am putting forth is readily available to the reader. In as few places as possible, as this work's size has allowed, have I alluded to a verse or verses without supplying at least the Book name, chapter number, and verse number or numbers. You will forgive me for not having entirely reproduced The Bible here with commentary or for not giving chapter and verse references every time I bring to mind The Bible.

The time and effort to read through the entirety of this work will be time and effort well spent. Everyone should become well versed in the evidence presented. It is pivotal. People are sanctioning war in the name of Christianity. They are doing all manner of other evils, yes evils, and they must be confronted with the errors of their ways.

This work is not a revision of The Bible message. It is also not a patchwork quilt of human traditions and doctrines. Although, depending upon the reader's background, one may find interpretations or doctrines in this work where the writings of others bear a resemblance. However, where those other writings and this work part company is what matters or what is most revealing.

This work has no intermediaries between it and Jesus. It doesn't build upon any philosophical or theological school. I'm not a disciple of any disciple, per se, unless I may be considered a disciple of all Jesus's true disciples. This is not said to sound esoteric. In fact, a major aspect of this work is that it renders much that was esoteric more meaningful.

Also, this work came about as a direct result of the question of why things are bad and getting worse. The answer turned out to provide the solution to all suffering at the individual level right on up to the whole of humanity.

When I started that search, I did so with an open mind prepared to be enlightened concerning any belief I held. I was not a Christian and never had been. My fleshly father was an Episcopal minister, and I was raised in the church until age eleven when all the hypocrisy that is mixed messages I had witnessed in the church left me cold and sent me packing. At age eighteen while recovering from back surgery and general disillusionment brought on by the death and mental destruction of the hard-drug culture that killed the peace, love, and trustworthiness aspects of the worldwide Hippy movement, I began investigating the Great Books of the Western World and was led by the Syntopicon to the Gospel of Matthew and to the Book of Job. From there, I read the Interpreter's Bible through the Books of Moses if memory serves. After that, I withdrew into myself and turned my shaky and ambivalent attention to matters distinctively terrestrial such as money and college. I had never reached the stage of grasping Jesus enough to follow him.

This work is also not an academic essay or a series of essays with long footnotes or extensive bibliography. Don't expect to find a citation for every source of information. When I began again searching fulltime for answers, I didn't know I'd be writing a book. The reading and other things I did was not research for an essay or essays or a book. I wasn't called to be a mere scholar of other people's interpretations. I thank God I was rejected by the conformists. God calls to be a lover of wisdom.

Many, if not most, of the observations I've made here come from memory spanning my whole life. While writing, however, I kept somewhat abreast of the common news of the day and tied it in with the message. The message is real-life. Don't expect typical journalistic fact-checking. I didn't have the resources or network for that. Those with the time, resources, and inclination, can work at verifying or disputing anything they wish.

The scriptural interpretations in this work will seem complicated to those unaccustomed to being moved by the spirit. They are spelled out in clear and plain language. They do not lend themselves to that effort even after a second or third reading for many. That's not because they are unclear or incoherent. It is because the language cannot do all the moving toward the reader. The reader must come to the words. "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8).

There is a point in the revelation where no matter how clear the truth is, there are those who will turn away. This is not the fault of the words or the way in which those words have been organized. This truth about the word is part of the very revelation itself. It sheds light upon the reason there is so much suffering in the world.

There are many calling themselves philosophers, scientists, and logicians who will take immediate exception to this; however, all of their specious refutations are dealt with in this work.

Once the points are made more public via readers, those points will be subjected to questions that will cause the gap to be increasingly narrowed for more and more souls. It will continually all become more comprehensible. In any event, only those moved by the Holy Spirit will ever truly understand.

There are many who will know what that means about the Holy Spirit before even reading this work. They will have been exposed to such concepts and manner of speaking. For others, just coming to understand on that level won't be a guarantee of enlightenment, but it is guaranteed that enlightenment won't come without it. It is certain that reading this work will allow so-called liberal non-Christians to understand better what makes the so-called conservative, Republican, evangelical and fundamentalist Christians tick. It also should help shed some light on the fact that they aren’t nearly as monolithic as outsiders have imagined. They do all share one feature and error in common though, hence the title of this work.

Many people will find the subject matter and conclusions very comfortably consistent with their Christian understanding. Others will be troubled by it. It will disturb them. Some will be incensed. Yet others will find it all too controversial.

No matter how controversial it may be, the world must come to understand that the current Christianity espoused particularly by the American conservative televangelists and others is flat out wrong and the most dangerous deception in the world. They are leading inevitably toward World War III. You may say then that all is lost and why bother. The reason is that those who knowingly side with them are in danger of damnation. Just because people are going wrong and it will lead to disasters does not mean all is lost. As bad as another world war will be, there is more to existence.

Even though the contents of this work ought to cause all to conflate by the Holy Spirit of truth, according to the prophecy, that great conflation will include only the remnant after the Greatest War to come. This and much more is covered within. It is covered in a way that many of those who traditionally have mocked such religious-speak will be able to start comprehending what's really going on.

You may be thinking what's he talking about. You may be thinking that I sound just like one of them (conservative, evangelical or fundamentalist). This is why the truth eludes so many. The conservatives who believe that there is prophecy, even though they cannot get it right, they are right that it exists. Many conservatives will not convert and will, therefore, hold out for ever-more literal fulfillment in the sense they understand "literal" while the real thing passes them by. Every person who dismisses the events whether those events seem to stand sometimes on the literal and sometimes on the figurative will stand by while it all passes by. It takes a bit of writing to be able to bring people to the level of emotion necessary to grasp this if they ever will, so prepare yourself to read and allow your mind to work in ways it has never worked before.

The Introduction checklist, so to speak, is nearly finished, so bear with me while we tick off the remaining subjects. Just allow me to make these several statements to both preclude some of the more obvious erroneous conclusions some would jump to otherwise and to set the stage for more in-depth evaluation of things raised in this Introduction and many things that lead into, and follow on from, the matters raised here.

People think, and some will say, how they want answers, how they want the truth. Unfortunately, many, upon hearing the truth, stay turned away. For them, it is too confusing, too painful, too much effort. That is their human nature, but it isn't everyone's. Thank God.

What a wonderfully blessed world this would be now were all to conflate by the Holy Spirit of truth, precluding the necessity for that terrible and dark period of tribulation that will come. If only the world would do as those of Nineveh did in the time of Jonah but then never backslide. Those Ninevites "turned from their evil way" (Jonah 3:10) and were spared. It will not happen though, due to increasing hardheartedness.

The preponderance of those in America today referring to themselves as conservative Christians press for what they call family values. They equate personal economic prosperity with the blessings of God. They equate God and country. To many of them, the American Dream is a vision from God. The American founding fathers are to them as demigods, despite the obvious antipathy a number of the leading founders had toward Christianity and especially the mainstream denominations. The conservative Americans calling themselves Christians are prideful and boastful of being American, despite the Biblical admonitions against such pride and boasting. That they laud military service is not inconsistent with their emphasis on closely related flesh-and-blood family and monetary and material prosperity. Their path is at odds with real Christianity. It is hardhearted, and the message of Jesus is against such hardheartedness. This work shows all of that.

The conservative-Republican's path is false. It is a fake Christianity, albeit many have been unaware (deliberately kept in the dark) that they have been living in a state of apostasy (rebellion against God's way). The reason for such ignorance is multifaceted but always comes around to the co-opting and revisionism of real Christianity by those who have subverted it for personal gain at the expense of righteousness. I will explain in greater detail how and why the elite subvert the faith. Do not doubt though that they know who they are. US president George W. Bush said the following to the rich attendants of a dinner:

This is an impressive crowd, the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite. I call you my base.

That's right. That was his base of support, and those are the people for whom he held himself out to be working. Those are the people who sold themselves in his cause.

However, because it is important that this work be read by as many as possible, I must allay several potential early stumbling blocks for a large number of readers. First, many will be tempted instantly to dismiss this work for the reason that they find it ridiculous on its face that so many people who call themselves Christians could be misled. Second, that because I say God's words prove that conservatives are not Christians, I must be a politically ideological liberal. Third, by exposing falsehood within churches, I will cause ostensibly good people to find it harder to be Christian and, therefore, fall further away from God.

Concerning the first point (that many will be tempted instantly to dismiss this work for the reason that they find it ridiculous on its face that so many people who call themselves Christians could be so misled), the first exposure most people now have to a concept represented as Christianity comes from those who say that in order to be forgiven and saved all that is necessary is to mouth acceptance of Jesus Christ. From there, many claim that true prosperity (the prosperity from God and not evil) will rain down in the form of jobs, promotions, money, material goods, and the like. In addition, justification by faith alone is emphasized to the exclusion of good works. One is taught to rest on one's laurels—those laurels being simply professing the faith and not having to bear fruit that is both tangible and spiritual results.

The language that follows may be foreign to your ears; however, bear with me, because it will all make sense by the end of this work. You cannot just skip to the end to see how it turns out. You ought to read through the positions in the order in which they are given, because they are built upon preceding points made in this work. Concerning bearing fruit, Jesus spoke as follows:

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:23).

And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. (Luke 13:9).

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).

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (John 15:4).

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. (John 15:8).

James the Just, the brother of Jesus and the leader of the church in Jerusalem wrote as follows:

Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. (James 2:21-24).

Many who say "by faith alone" don't believe the requirement set down by Jesus for his followers to bear fruit, the result of good works. Now James was speaking about following the law of Moses and doing good works such as remembering the poor. It must be stated that Jesus still told the Pharisees (the leading religious sect that hated Jesus) that they were to follow the law plus do the good works.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (Matthew 23:23).

The importance of good works as emphasized by Jesus cannot be overstated. The lip-service-only approach becomes the easy-to-live, comfortable, pleasant, even constantly luxurious, false Christianity that allows for more easy converts that further allows for a greater contribution-base for those heading up the particular ministries. The implications upon one's life of accepting the full-service teachings of Jesus into one's heart are deliberately avoided in that approach. The hands of the false teachers simply go out for contributions for their personal gain first and foremost and in order to invest in the method to generate still more and greater contributions. If everything that is implied by the true teaching and deeds of Jesus were revealed and accepted, the teachers of falsehood would no longer be made infernally rich off the word and name of God. Also, shear numbers of lip-service converts is anything but proof of correctness. Jesus said, "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:14). Few indeed find it.

Concerning the second point above (that because I say God's words prove that conservatives are not Christians, I must be a politically ideological liberal), the currently espoused dichotomy (contradiction) between politically conservative and liberal is false. The meanings of the two concepts (liberal and conservative) have been severely mangled over the millennia. This point goes to the heart and soul of this work and will be explained. The term "liberal" in true Christianity bears only a half resemblance to the commonly understood usage. The real meaning will be revealed and spread for righteousness' sake.

To the third point (that by exposing falsehood, I will cause ostensibly good people to find it harder to be Christians and, therefore, fall further away from God), this work is written in order to state the truth, to increase the gain of wholesomeness. What about those who will read this or hear of it and become discouraged and quit professing Christ? Well, that is part of the process of division. As Jesus explained, we will all be separated into the true believers who work good works and, therefore, bring forth good fruit versus those who don't believe and don't do the works bringing forth good fruit. The truth offends those who hate it.

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 ...continues... Click next page number below. [If you would like to see the full text on one page (helps with searching for text on the page), use the "No-Graphics Print Version".]

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