Historical markers in Church development
Milestone, Thursday, May 3, 2007, 09:16 PM
We added a Links section to our Internet site.
This turned out to be a major project. We had our bookmarks in the Opera browser. Opera's bookmarks are very forgiving. They allow one to have folder and link labels that are apparently indefinite in length. They also allow leading and trailing spaces. When we went to clean up those bookmarks and to convert them to html files, we discovered that our Windows operating system was choking on the long names and trailing spaces. It took many full days to sort through all the hitches. We did it though.
Now we have 462 categories and 4,166 links to start with. We trust our visitors will find them interesting and useful.
As for being far from done, we are going to work on reciprocal links with other websites. Also, we'll want to make sure that we add new links in general and delete links that die of attrition.
We have a little more work to do before we add the Links to our menu and sitemap, but those things should happen within a day or two at most.
Milestone, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 08:17 PM
The Church republished the website with the ability to display Church-related advertising, if any.
We seek to translate money into land where, among the rest of the good, God's children may raise food free of charge for all. The commerce of the worldly world will be translated so that there will be places where there is no trading required but only the giving and sharing economy. This is the method of peacefully displacing selfishness and greed with Heaven on Earth. All proceeds will go to the Church/cause: Bringing forth the (Christian Commons Project™).
Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD. — Jeremiah 7:11
And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. — Mark 11:15-18
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. — John 4:19-26
This all means that the Kingdom of God (Heaven) shall come to the Earth. Heaven and Earth shall conflate: Be born again anew; be blown together of Holiness. It will not be located in just one geographical place but in every heart, everywhere, all the time.
Therefore, since Jesus Christ drove the commercial traders from the house of God and since the house of God is to be extended everywhere, where is there to be commercial trade? Where will people hold out for recompense before giving anything? Where will there be a medium of exchange that is money? Where is money to be required? Where will there be taxes? Where will there be coercion, since all will be of the serving spirit? Money (mammon), taxes, coercion will all have been displaced. All greed, violence, and the other forms of depravity will have been displaced. It will be Heaven on Earth just as the Lord's Prayer says, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10). Why would anyone pray for it but not want it or work toward it?
Our means are our end. The means of the Real Liberal Christian Church includes, among other things, translating the pent-up value souls have ascribed to mammon (money) into places (eventually everywhere) where money is no longer ask of people even just to eat or for anything they need for that matter.
Those who hate this hate the real Heaven. They seek to cling to their selfish, greedy, lustful desires putting those above the proper needs of the many.
Milestone, Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Church republished the website with the ability to take credit-card donations and to sell books and other items.
We also submitted our website's site map to Google. (Google began crawling the site April 7, 2007, before we submitted the site, when it added nine first-level pages to its database but without offering those pages to the public via search results.)
Milestone, Saturday, March 31, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007, was the first day the Church was up and running on the Internet with the ability to interact with website visitors via our "Contact Us" submission form.