TRUTH PICKS FIGHTS, OR DOES IT?

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: (Luke 12:51 KJV)

So, why is Jesus called the Prince of Peace if he came to cause division?

When one speaks the truth, those who hate it fight against it. How they fight it, the causes they choose around which to rally themselves, marks them as their type.

I have spoken the truth on this site and elsewhere and been censored or banned by homosexuals, atheists, capitalists, and self-styled Christians. Homosexuals censored my article at OpEdNews. Atheists, and likely others, got me banned from Entrecard. Capitalists censored my comment at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. OpEdNews said that it was offensive that I'm offended by homosexuality. Entrecard's moderator leveled a personal attack on this site against me for my having called for further categorization at Entrecard. I was banned for standing up to the attack from a purely theological standpoint. The Ludwig von Mises Institute simply refused to engage in any debate on their site in their comment section. There are too many self-styled Christian sites to name here that refused to approve my theologically based comments. Others just collude by their silence and fear. None of this was a surprise.

I raise these for the purpose of showing that these people talk as if they are for intellectual debate in the open marketplace of ideas while they in fact are not.

There are generally three incorrect reactions to truth. One is to fight and lose. Another is to sit on the fence or straddle it with one foot in either camp. The last is to ignore it or run away and attempt to hide. All three of these invariably come in some degree of mixture.

The two main groups that have not stepped out into the open (self-identified) even to begin to engage here in any dissecting to get at the truth are the militarists and the Herzl Zionists. There have been statements in support of violence and Zionism, but those have not come from people who here openly name militarism or Herzl-Jabotinsky type Zionism (political, secular Zionism) as their category. When asked who they are, they don't say, "I'm a military man (or woman) or I'm a Zionist" or words to that effect.

When the truth speaks, the truth is not at fault for having spoken even though truth-haters are incensed or silent or deceptive or cunning (they imagine) or any of the other things. Because of this, Jesus did not come to bring peace. The truth divides the false from itself (the truth). Then the false is pruned away. The tree is thereby made wholly good to bring forth in righteous abundance.

First there is the division or marking or identifying that is done by the truth-haters themselves. Then there is the cutting off and burning up (proverbially, as it can come in many forms). During this process, the truthful are gathered together. They are attacked, which is part of the marking process just mentioned. The shepherds are murdered and martyred. The flock is scattered. However, this process is not without end. There comes a point when the recognition of truth becomes overwhelming. It is at that point that souls stop fighting against it. Cutting and burning stops. The tree is healthy. Nothing but good fruit comes forth.

The time and place where this is taking place is here and now. Here and now is the vineyard in the parables of Jesus. God is the owner, the householder. In other parables, God is the husbandmen. In the parables, God is both indirectly and directly these things and all at the same time in the same place. This is not false paradox. It's truth. Read and comprehend.

Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. (Matthew 21:33-41 KJV)

Please note that Jesus was given back the correct answer. In a public place, when the question was put to them, they gave back the right answer. It is that spirit that is lacking in this generation. That is why things are bad, getting worse, and will continue to do so. That will be the case in spite of so-called good news from the secularists and confused. The general direction will be down until the truth is elevated by all. This is clearly happening. People cite statistics indicating what they term progress; however, those examples are couched in incomplete contexts. The big picture is missing. The full vision is lacking.

Now, God is not evil for pruning away evil. That said, it is for us to leave the pruning up to God for the simple reason that God gets it right. It is evil of humans to prune each other, meaning kill one another. Humans have always gotten it wrong. In addition, killing in and of itself is the state of the wicked tree. Leaving it up to God, God will prune away the wicked killing. This thinking is difficult logic for those who refuse to think on the divine level even slightly. It is nevertheless truth.

The wickedness in the world is not the result of forces unknown to God. God is not subject to the ignorance contained within the terms "random" or "chance" or "mere coincidence." God knows what the human mind is thus far incapable of comprehending. However, if and when (it will) humanity (the righteous remnant) seeks always the truth, God will reveal the incomprehensible and make it comprehensible. This is evolutionary. It is spiritual evolution that is meant by transfiguration, transformation, regeneration, and such within Christianity.

This is not provable as with test-tube experimentation. God has precluded that because two of the markers for separation are doubt and testing, which go hand-in-hand. This is not to say that trying things is anti-God. It is to say that believing that only human effort in trying things is the end-all-be-all.

I end it here for now.

Truth, Separation, Conflation, Peace

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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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    • And TRUTH does cause fights ... invariably from those exposed, and usually from those too stupid to see through their own idiocy!

      The Akurians are constantly blocked, deleted, defamed and reviled because we REFUSE to be 'politically correct' when naming names and calling the liars and traitors into account.

      The biggest thorn in all our detracter's behind is: the Akurians have The Testimony of The Most High, and the idiot element doesn't!

      Check us out, we're really on about the same page ...

      Colonel Robert F. Cunningham
      The Akurians.

      • Hello Robert,

        The post title refers to point of view. Falsehood is the cause of conflict.

        Also, Jesus is not, and I am not, a Marxist or capitalist.

        Peace,

        Tom