Monthly Archives: October 2015

Is America Devolving Into A Police State – Or Have We Already Descended?

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There has been a lot in the alternative news over the last few years about false flags being used to break down the sensibilities of American citizens for the purpose of manipulating their psyches to welcome martial law. But what would you say if you knew that already American citizens are under heavy surveillance and that among other things that congress passed a law a few years ago making the use of propaganda on the domestic population legal?

According to Naomi Wolf, prolific author, journalist and political activist, (who discusses all this and more in the video below as well as in her book The End Of America) the US is at war with it’s citizens. But unfortunately, most citizens are under such mind manipulation by the state run media, and thus are so caught up pointing the finger at who they think is the enemy (liberals point at conservatives, conservatives point at liberals) that they are simply playing into the hands of the corporate elite who rule this nation. All they give a damn about is keeping most of the population preoccupied while civil liberties are being pulled out from under us, left and right, without most even batting an eye.

If you think that it actually matters whether a republican or a democrat is in the white house, think again…

In this video Naomi Wolf (speaking to the New Hampshire Liberty Forum) reviews the 10 steps that a democracy takes as it descends into a police state. She also answers questions about the Boston bombing and false flags, the news media and action steps that citizens can take.

Scholars Discuss What Is The Origin Of Sin

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Christian’s teach original sin, that sin which permeated all of humanity as a result of the Fall. Jews talk about “The evil inclination” that part of human nature that was present in Eve when she chose to eat the forbidden fruit. Where did these concepts come from and what is the answer to the question, “What is the origin of sin?”

Do we sin because we have a nature inclined towards sin or do we sin because demons are influencing us to do so?

This enlightening interview between scholars, Nehemia Gordon and Miryam Brand, author of Evil Within and Without, The Source of Sin and It’s Nature As Portrayed In Second Temple Literature, will demonstrate to the listener the complexities of understanding such a topic that on the surface may not seem so complex.

Some of the topics they discuss in this 32 minute interview are:

  • Passages from Tanakh, Dead Sea Scrolls, book of Romans and more
  • Jewish and Christian concepts of demons including possession
  • Prayers for dealing with demons

Click here to listen now.

 

 

Clearing The Emotional Wall To Find Truth

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A blog I follow, DeceptionUnraveled posted to their FB page recently the following…

Emotions can run high when it challenges our beliefs. Galileo was charged as a heretic and Bruno was killed for his belief that the earth rotated around the sun. However, that did not change the fact that it was truth. Ever more so with Christianity. A dear friends husband used to say “you have to get over that emotional wall”. I am learning, especially from Rabbi Skobac, I need to change my way of thinking when talking with Christians. For instance, instead of asking show me where Jesus in the Tanak, I should ask questions like show me in plain scriptures where in the Tanak it describes what the Messiah is supposed to do.

 

So this got me thinking about two things…

The first is…

Many people think they stand for truth, when they merely stand for a religious or political position. When people make defending a religion, a political party, a fill-in-the-blank, more important than the truth the resulting fruit serves to promote defensiveness, the propagation of lies, setting roots for power and control, which ultimately leads to wars – big and small and ultimately all manner of crimes committed often in the name of one’s religion.

The second is…

What is my goal in discussing with others about their religious, political or other beliefs?

1. As DeceptionUnraveled pointed out, using phrases like “show me in plain scripture … what Messiah is suppose to do?” puts the onus of providing the burden of proof on the other person. This will promote all willing parties in the discussion to stay focused on the facts, the scripture – as it is plainly stated.

2. Is the goal to “win” or to “prove my point”?  It’s easy to get on the defensive when emotions run high. Seems like human nature to want to be right. But Tanakh teaches us humility and has many proverbs that teach us to use our tongues with intentionality because the power of life and death is in the tongue and it can be a fountain of life to those who we speak wisely to.

3. Emotions are deceptive. Recognizing and getting a hold of my emotions will always serve me well as I strive to serve YHVH. If I can recognize my emotions, especially frustration or defensiveness I can internally make an adjustment and reframe my inner thoughts to “what is important about this conversation? What is the goal of my communication?”

These are just a few quick ramblings for what they are worth…but here is something always worth remembering…

Truth is found on the other side of the emotional wall.