"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works...." Hebrews 6:1.

The only works that are dead are unrighteous works that can also be done by those who pay mere lip-service to Jesus and God. Dead works are done by those who willfully use half-truths to deceive the people.

Animal sacrifices by those who didn't love their neighbors and themselves were dead. It is true. The sacrifice of Jesus to those who don't love their neighbors as themselves is still dead, even though it is life to us. It is of no avail to them.

To love one's neighbor is to do the fundamental things Jesus commanded. Be a Good Samaritan to everyone. Feed the lambs and sheep, the children of God. Return good for evil. By these and the other works he said to do is how our names will be found in the Book of Life.

We cannot agree with the notion that you repented and fed me when I was hungry and did all the other things I commanded out of love and faith but you did dead works thereby.

We don't read in Jesus's commandments any of the following:

Cover your head. Uncover your head. Cut your hair. Shut up women. Only men can talk in Church. Don't ask questions. Do as I tell you, not as I do. Do as the powers that be command (no qualifications). Eat animal flesh that has been offered to idols but just not in front of the children. Believe me, because I was whipped more and served more time in jail, but don't believe in works because works are just a way that the worker is boasting. Speak in tongues that no one can understand and put it on a par with what the Apostles and the others experienced at Pentecost. Just ignore what I said about works, and listen to Paul instead.

Of course, these aren't exactly as Paul would characterize his own writings. They are though how they have been interpreted by the vast majority of his utterly confused and misdirected disciples who have never brought forth but who have covered over the works called for by Jesus Christ whose Church it is supposed to be. Those who confine themselves to Jesus's words run into no such difficulties. In the Gospels, faith, love, and works fit together without conflict. The real works and real law are one: The One.

Cleans the Temple that is your heart so you have the real body and blood of Jesus Christ to bring forth what he said to bring forth. Do the works together. Come together away in your heart from the evil Beast Empire. Bring forth by the Christian Commons.


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  • It's not freedom of religion if they tax it.

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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