Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2009
Each term in the name "Real Liberal Christian Church" is redundant. To be "real" is to be a "liberal," a "real liberal," a "Christian," a "real Christian," a "liberal Christian," a member of the Church (the real Church), and so forth. That they are redundant terms is understood within a certain overarching context (reading or interpretation of scripture). Each term has connotations that are synonymous with certain connotations of each of the other terms within that certain overarching context. That context is the divine language of the revelation.
The term "real," as used in "Real Liberal Christian Church"
The term "real" as used within our name also means "true." John 6:32 says, "Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven." "Real" and "true" here are of course together opposites of "unreal" and "false."
The short of it is that "real" and "true" as used here are the truth in answer to the question posed by Pontius Pilate to Jesus, which was "What is truth?"
John 18:36-38 says as follows:
- 36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
- 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
- 38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
What is the answer to Pilate's question? The answer is summed up in many individual words within the language of the revelation. One such word is "Jesus." Another is "love." Yet another is "life," life here meaning eternal life, righteousness, unselfishness.
All these terms and many more all line up on one side versus all their opposites which are false, dead of the Holy Spirit of truth, damned, destined for pain and suffering, fractured, selfish, etc.
How does "liberal" fit in, as used in "Real Liberal Christian Church"?
How does "liberal" fit in? Well, the term "liberal" has undergone a severe devolutionary process, not unintentionally I might add.
The true meaning of the term is its original meaning. Originally it meant adding without taking away. It's what God does.
The concept may appear elusive or nonsensical at first. Consider the following in contrast.
Today, we see more and more the Holy Spirit revealing the truth about the worldly economic system. Material wealth has been up to the present largely considered by most, regardless of the means of procuring it, to be a blessing or the engine of bounty. It has been misconstrued to be prosperity while in reality it is degradation. The truth is coming out that how material possessions are brought about by the current system is by devouring far more than the system as a whole yields. It brings more death and disease than health and life (real life). It destroys more than it creates. The system depletes without replenishing more than it takes. It takes while the taking is mundanely possible (until things run out or are exhausted). It does not add overall. It is truly illiberal in this context.
The term Neo-liberal
The term Neo-liberal is often evoked. There is nothing new about it. It is the same old laissez faire ("or allow to do") capitalism. It is unbridled capitalism: Unregulated, selfish, evil appetite.
It gives as the addictive-drug pusher with one hand while it robs much more with the other. It robs through usury, pollution, and the privatization of everything the capitalists covet, which knows no bounds. It robs everyone of the rightful inheritance of all: God's gift to each and all (the commons).
Liberalization has been twisted and distorted to obfuscate its original and correct meaning, to hide the true path from the masses, and to, thereby, protect the ill-gotten gain of those of the robber-baron mentality and spirit (hardhearted liars).
Privatization will bring forth less for the increasing mass of the people while it provides more for the few who have self authorized themselves to have private, special privileges and advantages.
It is within this context that the revelation is spoken and understood.
Therefore, "real" is eternal life, unselfish, and "liberal" is also these things.
What about the term "Christian," as used in "Real Liberal Christian Church"?
What about the term "Christian"? Well, here again we find all the same terms and their divine meanings. The teaching about "real" or "true" and "truth" and the like comes directly from the lips of Jesus. We see that liberalism in its true sense is completely consistent with the revealed truth. To be a Christian is to abide by these terms, meaning to live by them. It means to be real.
Isaiah said, "But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand." Isaiah 32:8
Isaiah meant this in the original sense-meaning of the term "liberal." He was very keen on recapturing the original (divine) meaning of human language. He preached about how the language had been distorted causing a devolution of the human spirit.
- Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20
"Woe" is a warning of damnation. It is as serious as it gets.
He also said, "The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful." Isaiah 32:5
Here, Isaiah prophesied. He said that when the kingdom of heaven comes to earth, into the lives of humans, the understanding will be set right again. The term "liberal" will be used correctly again.
What constitutes being a "vile" person
What constitutes being a "vile" person as used by Isaiah? Isn't it a subjective term?
The real question is can it be objectively understood. Is it only relative, or is there an absoluteness one may comprehend?
There are otherwise generous people who prey upon others to feed selfish, lustful appetites, thereby, damaging those others, especially if those others don't know to, or how to, resist properly or finally overcome. Well, those predators are vile tempters. Just because they also advocate what is thought of as of the time of this writing as being liberal doesn't make them truly liberal. They don't really add or increase for the whole. They are shortsighted. They bring a different form of the same selfish disease and confusion the churls (stingy) bring. That's what Isaiah meant. The real bountiful one is not vile, even in part.
What about sex?
What about sex? What constitutes sexual depravity? Is homosexuality vile? Is it immoral? Is it sinning against God?
Jesus is upright, moral, and resolute.
He told adulterers to stop sinning.
- And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. John 8:11
He gave stern warnings to those who would harm or offend the little children who believed in him.
- But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
He said it is better to cut off parts of one's body than to offend with them.
- Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. Matthew 18:8
These sayings are not to be taken as purely figurative. He meant them both literally and figuratively. Quite literally, Jesus meant that it would be better to cut off one's penis than to sexually abuse a child with it or do any other depraved thing with it.
Why don't I mask my words here for so-called polite society? Well, I believe in appropriate politeness. So much is at stake here though that it would be inconsiderate (inappropriate) not to warn people. There are people going about speaking and writing lies saying that this isn't what Jesus meant. They work to obfuscate so they may continue on with their disgusting practices tolerated by the wider society and making their prey evermore vulnerable.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders. Mark 7:21
We see here that Jesus is openly opposed to sexual activity between people not married to one another. What is marriage in Jesus's eyes? Everywhere he refers to marriage in the mundane (alluding to the spiritual or figurative), Jesus refers to the husband as male and the wife as female and only husbands and wives are married. That said, we must point out the following:
And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Luke 20:34-35
This is so because evil temptations of the flesh are inescapably cascading for many. One sip and they can't stop. One sip of greed, one sip of violence, one sip of sin, and they can't stop. This raises certain issues of Gnosticism and God's purely spiritual perfection. The question is, can anyone be married in the mundane sense and not be fallen thereby no matter how otherwise faithful? Jesus doesn't state that such marriage, per se, is sin. How though may anyone be truly undivided from God and be married to any other? How perfect is perfect? Why were we made male and female and who made us? What are we each given by the Holy Spirit to know about such matters? Is Jesus speaking in a way that we are to take it that we are better off not being married in the here and now? Certainly, doing as in the New Heaven here and now is always better and best. As to whether the fleshly and mundanely married in the here and now are hereafter precluded, Jesus doesn't say that directly. We do know that Jesus's original disciples were married in the worldly sense. What we also know though is that they forsook their fleshly wives but without being unfaithful to them and for the sake of spreading the words and deeds of God as directed by Jesus. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. Luke 14:20
Can there be any doubt about where Jesus and God stand concerning homosexuality, pedophilia, and all other purely selfish sexuality?
Sex is an appetite that must be checked.
If you are interested specifically in the subject of homosexuality versus real Christianity, you may fine the following interesting:
- "CAN'T WE ALL JUST GO TO HEAVEN TOGETHER THE WAY WE ARE, UNCHANGED?"
- Our main post on the subject: "Homosexuals: What they ignore"
- The site-search results on the term "homosexual"
- Books that respond to pro-homosexual theological positions
Can there be any doubt that penises are not supposed to enter anuses? Sodomy is an error.
What's a "churl"
What's a "churl" as used by Isaiah above? A churl is a conservative. A churl is out for self first and foremost. Even when the churl claims to be for his flesh and blood, he or she is doing it at least out of ego. It can be subtle or not seen at all until pointed out and pondered at length. After due consideration though, it is incumbent upon the churl to turn to God and, therefore, away from selfish, egotistical motives.
Jesus said, "For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?" Matthew 5:46.
A publican is a tax collector, a sinner. The churl (conservative, selfish, stingy) coerces people to give taxes on pain of imprisonment or worse. The worldly system is set up by the greedy to pay for the police and military that will protect that selfish system. Those taxes historically have been, and currently are, directed toward further enriching the false bountiful, those who claim to be bringing forth bounty but who are really a drain on the whole (the environment as a whole, including the people).
What does it matter?
What does it matter, all these terms and their original meanings?
Without the true meanings, the people are lost. They are misdirected. They are caused to be blind to the option (the strait gate) that opens up once the words are restored. This is where "the term "liberal" has undergone a severe devolutionary process, not unintentionally" comes in.
You see, there are those today in the world who definitely want to keep this information from you. They don't want you to have it, to ponder it, to grasp it, and especially to live it, for to do so would mean in their eyes their destruction and your salvation. They know that their false gain (the material wealth derived from devouring more than truly bringing forth) would end and that you would be freed from the tyranny of the current economic system serving them first and foremost.
Over thousands of years, souls who have turned to selfishness consciously and subconsciously have worked to create the illusion that is the worldly system in which we ostensibly exist. It is hardly existence when one compares it with the vision of heaven.
The Real Liberal Christian Church alternative
What is the alternative that those with the greatest ill-gotten gain (false, degrading gain) wish to keep from you? Giving and sharing all is the short answer. It is socialism without Marxism. It is communism without Stalinism. It is unity without coercion — without any violence. It is the strait and narrow.
Jesus said, "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:14
Few there be that find it
Why did he add the words, "and few there be that find it"?
How many people will overcome all the years of conditioning they've undergone as a result of formal education, marketing, public relations, advertising, peer pressure, and the rest? How many will see through the distortions put out by the worldly system that says that the giving and sharing way has never worked and never will–that it is against human nature?
It is not against human nature, it has worked (many communes and religious orders have worked), it will work, and it will displace the selfish way.
Many of the self-styled, so-called conservative Christians, who are no Christians at all, are fond of quoting Revelations. They conveniently avoid repeating certain portions such as, "And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." Revelation 11:18
That's positively pro-environmentalism. All those calling themselves Christians who have been anti-environmentalism had better think again and get straight with the LORD.
The truth is that all the false conditioning is contagious, and the greedy know it full well. They spend billions on perfecting mind numbing and soul killing (literally soul killing) methods to perpetuate and magnify the big lie.
Take the pronouncement by George W. Bush that government can not bring forth affordable healthcare. Someone wrote, "what about Medicare?" Medicare [US government funded healthcare for primarily the old] has been extremely affordable and cost-effective when compared with private healthcare. Therefore, George W. Bush was simply planting contagious falsehoods in the minds of those gullible enough, mesmerized enough, selfish enough, to buy it and repeat it.
I used that example not because Medicare is a Christian answer. Ultimately, it isn't. The example is however readily understandable by a large part of the population. A truly Christian example would be too esoteric for our introductory purposes here.
Cooperation and compassion
The truth is that cooperation and compassion bring forth the real bounty while competition and insensitivity bring forth an overall lessening. It's cooperation on the highest order. It's cooperating with and believing in God. Competition and pitilessness on the other hand are principles upon which capitalism are based. Competition, pitilessness, and capitalism are from the dark side. They are rooted in evil.
- The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Proverbs 11:25
What do "fat" and "watereth" mean here? There is a positive connotation to the term "fat," which is the case here, and there is a negative connotation, which means fat as a result of being greedy. The real bounty is the positive connotation of the term "fat." Real bounty results in net increase. It's a win-win result with no real losers anywhere. Bottom line, it doesn't cause depletion or degradation of the life-sustaining creation. It adds to the creation through God. God does this, gives the real bread from heaven, out of God's love for repentant children.
Consider the feeding of the five thousand. Jesus, by way of God's power, fed five thousand men, plus the women and children with them, with but five loaves and two fishes. Afterwards, there were twelve baskets full of bread left. There was more bread after feeding everyone than there was before they started eating. Now that's real bounty! It was real adding. It was the exact opposite of evil capitalism. It happened, because they believed. There was no hypocrisy among them for that time. It was a little bit of heaven on earth for a time. It was a foreshadowing of what is to come permanently for those who will but believe it.
"Watereth" in Proverbs 11:25 means here to give and receive the real spirit for both body and soul. It does include ordinary, commonplace water, which won't be so commonplace for the greedy if they keep it up.
Consider on the other hand the negative use of the term "fat."
- I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. Ezekiel 34:16
Ezekiel was referring to the false fatted or those who have fed upon the poor. They are not the liberals of Proverbs 11:25 just a bit above. They are not Isaiah liberals. They are churls: Stingy takers; devourers (devils actually).
Now, many who consider themselves conservatives will insist that they have not been duped. Well, George W. Bush took the oath of office in which he swore to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States; however, he also called it a "God damned piece of paper." Now how are you going to believe that he hasn't been duping you about more than just Medicare? Consider that he claimed to be a born-again Christian. However, what has he done that is Christlike, which is the measure of Christianity?
He has not been even remotely attempting to be Christlike. Any child can readily see that.
No, George W. Bush is not a member of the real Church. He's a member of a false-hearted church. Just as Jesus was the real or true bread relative to that bread called manna that came down from the sky, we see today that there are churches dishing out falsehoods that will save no one from the death of the soul. They promoted George W. Bush. They asked their members to cast their lot with him: To sell their souls. They better repent, turn, and atone to buy them back.
There you may see how the term "Church" fits into our name. The real Church doesn't mislead followers unto the wide path to hell: Selfishness, violence, greed, depravity, and the rest of evil temptation and deeds.
Sexual depravity isn't liberal, and greed is never bountiful! Be a Christian: A Real Liberal Christian.
It takes some getting used to, to be able to feel, think, speak, and act in this language of the revelation of Jesus. Feeling it is doing it consistently. We can do it though, with practice.
It takes a softening heart. It takes a heart looking for the answers and not afraid to discover its own complicity and ignorance. It takes reflection and soul searching. It takes learning connotations and contexts that have been traditionally avoided. It's why most of the intellectuals at the time Jesus walked the earth didn't grasp the revelation while many in the grassroots did. The hard hearts of the vast majority of elitists wouldn't allow them to hear and understand the truth of which Jesus spoke that came directly from God. They wouldn't, they couldn't, bring forth and were therefore cut off. The same is going to happen again only on an even larger scale, a much larger scale, a global scale.
We trust this is all making at least some sense to you. Continue on in this vein, and you will find the answers you, we all, need.
There is much more to all of this than we will say here. It is endless in fact. The revelation is infinite. Yet, it is all summed up in the New Commandment, once the New Commandment is understood within the proper context we've opened up here in this introduction to being a member of the Real Liberal Christian Church.
- A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34
Please donate to this loftiest and noblest cause (Jesus's cause).
Tithe or better if you are able, if the Holy Spirit gives you to do it, moves your heart to have the real faith to do it.
Let us together bring forth the Christian Commons. liberally now to the Real Liberal Christian Church Common Treasury to bring forth the Christian Commons.
Remember, he said, “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”
May God bless us all.