So, Obama denounced Wright, and now McCain has denounced Hagee. Obama tested the false wind regarding Wright, and McCain has now tested the false wind concerning Hagee.
Poor John Hagee, he thought he was riding so high. He needs to be helped to understand that he has been the victim and purveyor of half-truths.
The Old Testament God (limited understanding of God and spirit at the time) is said to have hardened the heart of Pharaoh to bring about the exodus of the Jews from captivity and to lead them into the Promised Land. It is on account of that view that John Hagee attributed to Hitler a God-assigned task to do evil to result in the Jews back in the Promised Land with a re-established state.
There is no doubt that the spirit was responsible. The problem with it is exactly what Jesus showed is the problem: Hypocrisy.
There is a saying, "As above, so below." That saying is echoed by those called occultists, but it doesn't make it wrong. In fact, it's correct. Jesus said that what we loose is loosed in Heaven and what we bind is bound in Heaven. In other words (to make a long story short &mdash: to summarize), we create the future. Our individual and collective emotional state is reflected back at us.
Is this a form of humanism? Yes, it is Christian humanism. Secular humanists don't hold with spirit. They don't hold with a greater consciousness beyond human or humanity's.
Of course Hitler was of a certain spirit. He had a certain spirit. He did what he did that had consequences that were known by the highest spirit before they were reflected in ways apprehensible to the general population. The question is which spirit is which?
Ultimately, there is one spirit and free will to do what results in negative consequences. The solution is to see the way clear to stop doing the negative. That's what the one spirit holds out to us individually and collectively.
God proper is the positive. Satan is the negative. It's that simple. It is reconcilable once one gets beyond the blockage of Aristotelian logic mired in a lack of semantical understanding.
The language of Jesus appears as a hidden, secret (occulted) code to the uninitiated. Once the symbolism is understood, the scriptures open up. It is only limited by the individual mind apprehending the scope.
Did evil have anything to do with Katrina, or was it wholly unrelated? Is the weather unconnected with the spirit? Hardly. The weather reflects. There is no doubt about it. Climate change and global warming definitely reflect short-sightedness, selfishness, and greed. Who can doubt it? Connect the dots, as they say.
The problem for Hagee though is that he deals with an incorrectly limited set of sins when he considers causes of events. He singled out a homosexual parade in New Orleans for example, while it is true that it is all the sins of the world (including, among all the other sins, homosexual parades and drumbeating for war against Iran) that cause each and all the negative events by way of the ripple effect. (See: "Homosexuals: What they ignore.")
In addition to this, the emotions of individuals are reflected back individually. That's why miracles were done through Jesus. It's also why the general population blocked his miracles with hypocrisy.
This is all a great deal for people to contemplate. For many, it gives them a headache. For others, it's highly stimulating.
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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)