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Where are you going, my pretty maid ?
Just where, that is the question.
OF course, she is but a figure. There she goes with her milk pail, off to the cows perhaps, or is it to a neighbour, sick, whom she wishes to refresh ?
1) Take the
Arab, the Palestinian situation in
Death is so very impactive. It can relieve the desire to be in some place on earth. It can even help others to be less desirous of being in some place, when their loved ones are killed, their fathers are blasted, their sons lacerated. It is a very instructive process, a method even of teaching ? You WANT something (like Jerusalem, or part of the mini-State known as Israel amidst the luxuriating hectares and thousands of square kilometres of the Moslem holdings in Africa and the Middle East, moving right up into the domain of the former USSR), so you start a form of violence against the people who have it, you know, kill a few, maim-a-man program, that sort of thing, and then you put your kids into the business, and when a reserved and provoked, taunted and defamed Israel tries to restore order and reduce the murders of its citizens, you clamour to the TV and shout out your oppression ?
Good ? Remarkable ? Would not Dr Goebbels of Hitler's day, who also was not fond of Jews, have clapped you enthusiastically on the shoulder, if he in his day had seen fit for you yourself to continue to live so that your shoulder would be there to clap - would not he, I say, have been proud of you ?
Yet this, it is not enough. But how obvious, is it not ? It is necessary, surely, in the face of these clearly less-than-enthusiastic Israelis, who ask questions such as this, 'They have lots of Moslem land, why do not need to have even more of our tiny portion ?' - it is necessary to do more. In the face of their obstinate refusal to lie down and die, these Israelis, and so to make a will in the favour of the delightsome people who love to kill and wound and maim and complain when those who are PRACTISING violence, have to be rebuffed: yes of course, these whose religion is so embracive of THIS world - like Communism and Romanism - they now elect to do more.
What then is the Arab desire, at least as
reportedly being articulated by its leader ? The United Nations should step in
and stop the atrocities of people defending their tiny country, treacherously
reduced to far beneath the original contract from Britain with its mandate to
come, and now gone. There should be a reward for violence, and a dispossession
of more and more of
Very clever ? Not, one should have thought,
if those to whom this disingenuous appeal is made, were all in a balanced,
judicious and unbiased frame of mind. How could you possibly dispossess the
scattered remnants of one of the most persecuted peoples on earth, whose
holocaust is even outrageously denied by some: how could you do this, in
the face of millions of deaths and billions of dollars of theft in the raunchy
old days of wild
Would the UN then like to add to outrage by
practising again the program, or pogrom of dispossession ? Would they admirably
see the purity and wonder of removing internationally (instead, as in the case
of Germany, merely nationally) more of what Israel has fought to regain,
seething against the Jew as in the imperial past, so leaving the Jews as a yet more minor enclave in the
Moslem masses' sprawling lands ? Would it like so to reduce it because of the
Islamic need for more land, despite its possessing or having large influence in territories pleasantly circling no small part
of the Mediterranean, from Syria past Egypt to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia,
reverse, go back, to Iraq, Iran, Armenia, and so on ? Do not my friend, forget
Surely most wily people might try it. Most vacuous onlookers might transform themselves into arbitrating big brothers, and do so; but for what vested interest ? Well, of course, there are the wells. They well up, well, with wonders of oil, and there are MANY nations who want it so much they might (and maybe formerly DID) fight to ensure the barrels keep on coming, and might (and perhaps formerly DID) retire fast to leave for example the Kurds, to get whatever gentle Saddam Hussein might see, in the interests of justice of course, to do for them in the cold of the mountains, in the heat of the moment, or otherwise. They might (and perhaps did) retire when ONE MORE DAY might, in the Gulf War you may be thinking, in 1991, have sufficed to deliver actual things called people, from actual events called terror, horror and oppression. Children being involved in this sort of vivisection process, you might still somehow not even feel the situation. You might - I say - you might do this if you had a mind for it.
It is not to the mind of this writer.
But as the new wave of intelligence, if that
is the term, sets in, let us hear what Time says on Dec. 4 by way of summary of the
modalities ? of the situation as it develops, battle-wise, on the part of (dare
one, could one even be permitted to say) this international Palestinian-Moslem
aggressor movement, that sought to slay the Jews in 1947, and has continued in
fits and starts, ever since:
"Eight weeks ago, the Palestinians began the latest protests with old-style demonstrations. Then they started shooting at
towns. Now they are attacking settlements. It's not at all clear what the next step will be, but every step seems to get bloodier." Israel
Where are you going, my pretty maid ? Why is there a gun in your lily-white hand, my dear and delightful neighbour ?
Are you going to the international invasion predicted these more than three millenia (cf. SMR
Appendix A), is it to this that you are going, my pretty maid ?
It is no place for so lovely a maid, my girl, no place for her!
The area about
We come to another focus in the
Thus it is interesting to find that Putin,
who, without disputation, is a former KGB official, apparently with all that
sort of flair which would make him successful in
It did not work.
It was a campaign of hateful power in the endorsement of powerful hate; it was odious, reprehensible and lifeless, dead to humanity, alien to God, asking for the punishments such as those of World War II, and beyond. In the litany of defilement, refined brutality and misery of mind, it stands as a place where the volume is turned up to the full. Visions of splendour and drab realities of torture, of mind as well as body, make this amongst the most continuing exhibitions of devilishness one could ever wish to behold, before the antichrist himself comes in person.
Putin's place as a KGB officer was not in the days of Stalin. It was perhaps in a somewhat more restrained rule in mindless propaganda, over the sea of the people. Nevertheless, he was working in the not entirely delightful realms of the KGB. Is it possible that the glory days have not left him ? Is it possible that the concept of GETTING IT DONE, is still with him - and MAKING IT HAPPEN, with anything of that rambunctious indifference to cost which has distinguished and substantially but far from entirely, extinguished this dare-devil spirit which entered into Russia in 1917 ?
Perhaps not. Perhaps it is merely that the sunken atomic submarine of year 2000, would have revealed too much, and thus it was that the rescue was not mounted with all speed; perhaps however it was that it was humiliating, demeaning to Russia ? Who can tell why incredible delay occurred ?
Perhaps the adoption, by Putin, of the hammer
and sickle as one of the OFFICIAL EMBLEMS for
done ? Perhaps it is NOT nostalgia for the WAY they were done, and where it all led !
In any case, the adoption has apparently outraged many, for whom it stands for the whole unwholesome and unholy reign of terror, which would appal, it would seem, many of the original Reign of Terror in the French Revolution for its unhallowed inhumanity and heartlessness. It has been adopted, this symbol of atrocity, inhumanity and gross abuse of power.
Then the double headed eagle, symbol of the
old Empire has been adopted likewise. What do these two official symbols, now
instated in the new
Without wishing to endue such things with too
much significance, one cannot well endue them with none! To use the hammer
which smashed minds (using, anomalously, very often a combination of drugs and
viciousness), though not the mind of Solzhenitsyn and many like him; and the
sickle which reaped ruin, sending whole areas into famine, which has
responsibly been considered as very possibly intentional disciplinary and
disruptive force (SMR pp. 658-659),
and slicing off heads of people instead of grain: to use this is more than
tasteless. It is false glory and resembles the use of the SWASTIKA in
Hence, in addition to the fact that the area
surrounding the Caucasus in a broad scene, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and
that victim of Putin's strategy as likewise of Yeltsin's determination, a name
like a cancer sufferer's pain, Chechnya, together with not distant and well
placed for assault, Iran, Iraq, Syria and its north! is indicated as a likely
source of the invasion of
This is merely an indication of movement which enhances the preliminaries in the scenario of the nations just mentioned. This in turn is in the era of the restoration of the Jews to Jerusalem, both a portent and a pivot for the end and return of Christ (Luke 21:24), while wars thunder on with a rapidity, multiciplicity, almost mindless ingenuity of cause and indifference to effect, with rumours continual and ruin unspeakable, just as this era had to do, to qualify (cf. SMR pp. 648ff.).
What however of the UN ? Would it impede an
The UN however ? If the UN does what it did
Where are you going my pretty Russian maid ?
Are you looking at power play with your symbols and your scheming ? are you
looking the other way, if the empire advances ?
Where are you going, my pretty
Where is she going, this land of culture,
civilisation and ... past ? Where is she heading, who does not want to be so
(humiliatingly ? expensively ? needlessly ... now ?) dependent on the
Now of course, not ALL of
Should not people who are not the best, the first, the most powerful, get out of the way of those who are, or wish to become so, so that they might do it less bloodily ? that might to some seem the question in their evolving dynamics.
Give them some vestige of credit, if you can: maybe they would not kill so much if you lay down and died! But of course, you must not do that, for if you do not, they may have to do more before they come even to find that it is THEY, ah they! who are the best, and most powerful, the crescent of the flow of history and all that, so that THEY might be crowned, like a modern Alexander the Great, in much power over many lands. How sonorous is the sermon of power and grab-itis, for surely it deserves some medical term for its iniquity, to cover its shame from the light of reality!
Oh and of course, a jihad will do too. That
is another one of the Hitleresque seeming scenarios, to DOMINATE and gain
SUBMISSION, and if not, DEAL with the resistance of those who DARE to defy or
deny your right (see Moslem, Indexes),
as we have found and shown can happen, from the Koran. Come to think of it,
this sounds especially like the Unam Sanctam mentality (cf. SMR
pp. 1035-1036, 1070). This was exhibited in
That arrogant mentality so justly condemned by Gregory I, led on to this domineering and delinquent, indeed, in strict verbal correctness, antichristian assertion of the necessity for salvation of being SUBJECT to the pope (Matthew 23:8-10, Acts 4:11-12). That is another NECESSARY SUBJECTION, constructed to be imposed by this particular one of the three world conspiracies. It too led to the - what ? theft, prefer expropriation ? so; but it led to the Inquisition which has NEVER been condemned by Rome as a godless heritage of heresy*2, but slapped on the wrist as able to include unnecessary suffering dealt out by those interested in the impact of Truth (that was the word).
Truth ? What truth murders to ensure the
servility of its victims ? What truth thieves to secure the gain of its
coffers ? What truth of the Christ who was crucified but did NOT crucify, who FORBAD His servants to fight on His behalf (John , Matthew 26:51-54) , who said that His kingdom was not of this world (John ): what truth contradicts Christ and yet USES His very name while DOING IT! This is as much in the service of truth as is the Mafia's engorging criminality in the service of justice. It is a frank and indeed, rank contradiction of it. Hence NO apology has ever been made by Rome for the contradiction of Christ by those who were in the service of the lie, that idolatrous place given the Pope, Mary and Mass (loc. cit., SMR), and in particular for the murder, mutilation, torture, incitation to distress, mental invasion and calumnies practiced against the servants of Christ, who rejected these idols and would rather die than worship them, or even appear to do so. Hence John 16:2 is fulfilled.
Yes, the Romanist, Nazi, the Communist, the
Muslim conspiracies have prospered in this world not a little, though in
Israel, 1948-2000, as in World War II and in Russia in 1990-1991, they
have of course all failed. Now we re-visit in
That, now, it is not to say this: that the Jews CANNOT live peaceably with Palestinians, but that it is somewhat - shall we say, aggravating the situation when your request is couched in the language of stones, bullets and grim-faced murderers who exclaim with distaste if their target repulse them, or if Israel should seek to limit their marauding murders.
Anyway, it is NOT, we learn, to mean that
Now this is not to scorn
After all, however, it is
BIBLICAL that EUROPE is to be the MEDIUM in which the Beast proliferates, and
now that Europe is talking freely of an expansion to say, 30 nations, it is
apparent we can even consider this relative to the 51 US States and, well,
compare! The European States are rather large, in fact COUNTRIES, not all
large, to be sure, but not nothings by any means. This is then in full
conformity to the form of things to come, BIBLICALLY PREDICTED. There is this
neat little Army, together naturally, with a few hundred aeroplanes which are
also being called for in this Rapid Reaction Defence Force now authorised. So
that is going along quite nicely towards the assigned culmination of the
scenario in the Bible (as noted in SMR Chs. 8-9). It is all coming together
like hands that clap.
Where are you going my pretty
You see, England UNDOUBTEDLY was part of the
Hence now that we learn from the Internet
that the HOUSE OF LORDS is to consider whether it really would, in the light,
you see, of modern developments and approaches and all that sort of thing, old
chap, be tasteful, nice, apt, appropriate ? choose your own word from the
verbal cafeteria, to DO something.
Any particular sort of thing did you have in mind ? one asks.
Let us try to imagine the sort of answer that might come.
yes, but of course. You see, we are thinking of getting away from all this
NON-Roman Catholic Sovereign stuff. Out of date, don't you know! You can't have
that sort of thing now. We are becoming a part of
Yes, one might make reply to this admittedly imaginary conversation, but one not ill-adapted to the tone of the report of the formulation of the thing:
Yes, but Romanism is one of the three major international conspiracies which OPENLY and in various ways, make it clear that ONE aim is that the world should enjoy the realities of their rule, and will GET it in various ways and under various heads or circumstances. The world is in the eye, in Communism (explicitly), Romanism (explicitly from Pope Gregory VII in the Middle Ages) and in Islam which as we have shown from the Koran, has an obligation to remove all who do not worship Allah and do not conform to the conditions of co-existence, from time to time.
THESE are religions of THIS WORLD in all or part of their orbit, ambit, ambition, aspiration, declaration, intimation. Hence those who are of this 'faith', or any of these faiths, have a higher loyalty on which (by the words of their books) their very life depends. (Cf. Errors in Religion, in each case.)
What then ?
religion of Communism MUST have a drift to its invasion of all
places in the interests of a roller-coaster god who just happens to program
everything out without paper or pen, but by some law or other, which is so
scientific that it does not happen unless you make it do so, and of course, a
guy can't do everything, so that it usually does not happen, and in any case,
it was very hard to formulate, especially when it was anti-verified so much.
of Islam requires submission to the Allah god, and in various
ways, we learn, people must be made to realise that he is god and there is no
other, and he is not interested in people bypassing him when he gets suitably
· The religion of Rome wants all priests and princes to bow to the pope, who has RIGHT, we learn, to this obeisance, and considers to this fateful hour, that it is still his DUE. He is willing to share when others learn that HE IS HEAD, God Almighty on earth. That, it is an interesting post for a created sinner when God is uncreated (increate) and sinless; but this is the term used in the New York Catechism. Words do have meaning, even when the assertions they make are logically meaningless.
Accordingly, the HOUSE OF LORDS in its thoughts of undoing the deliverance from the multiple and spiritual, mercenary, murderous and invasive atrocities of Rome, exporting its Inquisition and doctrine and blasphemies as if the world depended on them, its bread and re-made Mary and papacy as (in turn):
1) object of utter worship
2) only Saviour of sinners and
3) rightful ruler of clergy and princes,
is thus considering the abrogation of British sovereignty over the nation.
Two cannot be first. These, they are two earthly powers in this respect, each claiming authority to rule land. The spiritual pretensions in no way remove the territorial aspirations which are so amply documented as noted above.
Nevertheless the FLOW of things is strong. Abrogate, abdicate, become RC if you are sovereign, whatever. So does hypnosis blind the unwary, as so often before, like a bird facing the snake. Alas the 'necessity' is far other than imagined.
Thus one can readily see what appears necessary,
in quite another light. HOW otherwise could
Tragic ? of course. Incredible failure to
learn and to note the implacable refusal of
Christ is just one of the pantheon, it seems; or if more, not enough more to make other and contrary 'faiths' to be viewed as decisively inferior, or inoperative when it comes to that salvation which brings a person from the exclusion to the inclusion, from condemnation to approbation, from categorical rejection to exquisite and assured inclusion in the counsel, comradeship and pardon of God. In rejecting this claim of Jesus Christ as recorded in John 14:6*3, the new Primate transforms himself from merely being Primate of a (once) Protestant Church, into being Primate of some new religion which has yet to receive its name.
It has NOTHING whatsoever, objectively, to do with the Biblical faith, except this, that it is its entire rejection; for Christ, only, always, and none else as the way to the Father is the beginning, middle and end of salvation.
That is the sort of thing, then, that Peter meant when he said this:
No, on reflection, you may say, it could not have been, for it is the flattest of contradictions. True, but THAT is precisely what is predicted, and is in this as in so much else parallel and noted in earlier volumes, fulfilled!
These words are clear, in Acts 4.
MEN have NO OTHER NAME. MEN MUST be saved. Under HEAVEN, MEN have no other way. The "NAME" is that of "Jesus Christ of Nazareth" (Acts ), the sinless Saviour, Creator in the form of flesh (I Peter 2:22ff., Colossians 1:15ff., Jehovah Himself - John 8:58, Exodus 3:14).
Name ? The nomenclature is not sedate,
complex or wreathed, entwined in confusion or profusion. It is one - JESUS
CHRIST OF NAZARETH. Anyone who has that name and is the famed one of
Who however is this YOU ? (Cf. SMR pp. 98-99). It is HE, the Lord, and NONE is like Him in heaven or on earth (Psalm 89:6). It is CHRIST OR NOTHING. Nothing is no good, for you see, you MUST be saved. Hence such a statement as this attributed to the archbishop in news report, simply Biblically defined, is exposed as antichristian, a treacherous defilement of Christ. It is in the same category as the blasphemy of the pope, who would use that name as altogether necessary for salvation, when ONLY CHRIST IS THIS. It is dramatic, emphatic, and traumatic to pretenders.
But you may ask, Cannot surely a man reject Christ if he wants to, and ignore the declarations of the Saviour ? Of course, it is just that when a man is STATEDLY Christian, and Primate of the Church of England, which has been propounding the precise opposite for a few hundreds of years, such a statement as that reported of him is a contradiction of the alleged Lord as exhibited in the Bible. It is a reconstruction.
It is not however for the heart of man to
construct the Christ of God, but for history to reveal Him, none to be able
rationally to reject Him, the word of God to delineate Him, His power to attest
Him, His predictions to show His ongoing control just as His Spirit is able to
bring into effect the word of His truth to His people (cf. II Peter 1:3ff.,
Ephesians 3:16, 1:17ff.). It is the LORD'S CHRIST (Luke 2:26) who showed the
love of His Father by being sent, His own by coming, the power of deity by
rising bodily from the grave. Any other christ can make his own way. THIS ONE
has already made a way FOR US. (Cf. SMR pp. 864-877, Appendix
C, Ch. 6, Repent or Perish Ch,
Barbs, Arrows and Balms 6, and 7.)
But what is to be made of such a statement of unbelief as attributed to the Primate in Press report ?
If he were authorised to make such a statement by the church, then a church
it is no more, since it is alien from the pivotal precision of the word of God
in the most vital area of salvation. It is a reconstruction. It is rather like
the President of the
If he were not so authorised: then for the church to tolerate such an expression without review, reproof and if no repentance were forthcoming, then rejection, would have the same effect. Treachery can be individual, of the family, of the nation, or of the body using the name ‘church’. The principle is one.
Biblically there is no other
way, nor do its words, when followed, permit another assessment (Titus
3:10, Romans 16:17ff., II John and see The Kingdom of Heaven ... Ch. 7). The
movements of the
This, to the point of our concern, Christian Apologetics, is explaining one thing with another.
it is overall merely being enacted as programmed Biblically 2000 years ago.
In this Biblical prophetic context, the
Meantime, we note the direction in this Anglican development, so typical of New Age more broadly and other trends noted in SMR Ch. 9.
In this, Christ becomes just one of the pantheon; and the New Age, in name if not in religion, is being appealed to as period in which a christ is being annealed, in this reported Anglican approach. And what is it, then, which can be so made, but one to be fashioned for the times of misfit, to rule amongst the unruliness of misrule, and to populate the imaginations expressly wanting something to fit the times, rather than MAKE THEM - and for that matter, to replace the Christ who Himself as creator of all, as the word of God, has time itself as one of His dependencies. Flowers of fashion fade, indeed the very glory of man for his own part, we find from the word of God, joins the grass; but the word of God endures forever (I Peter ).
This, to the point, then, of our concern - Christian Apologetics - is explaining one thing with another. The predicted falling away (which implies you were unfallen beforehand) of much of the church in II Thessalonians 2, in concert with the prediction of many false prophets and teachers, II Peter 2:1, and false christs in Matthew 24:24 which are sited chronologically in the pattern situation noted in Answers to Questions Ch. 5, is merely being enacted as programmed Biblically 2000 years ago. In this, the movement to Rome is simply part of the reunification process which is apt for the false prophet and the beast, who seize power as we have often seen in studying Revelation 17 (e.g. SMR p. 949), leaving Rome out of it. Meanwhile, she is on the Beast's back, before parting company after the manner of fallen riders, as we have often seen in studying this scripture.
First, however, she is most convenient as a
source of composition, albeit falsely to the Bible! All the better to see you
with, my dear! So may predators become prey. (Cf. Revelation 17:1-6, 15-17, SMR
pp. 946ff., 955ff., 1056ff.).
Thus the Church of England is not making a very
great statement of outrage at the suggestion that
It would seem in view of the present pope's
efforts, that it would rather die than give that up, this provocative
postulate, this invasive polemic, this antichristian assertion of superiority,
condemned as we saw above, by one of the Popes himself (Gregory I) as
antichristian! In fact, that is to come:
THIS PRETTY MAID in the House
of Lords of all places, is going where
she wants to go, with her pail of milk, milk for
Thus we are seeing
are to invade.
This is nothing to do with being anti-Arab, or anti-Italian, or anti-European. It is nothing to do with races. It is a matter, rather, as with Hitler, of what various peoples (and at that, only the RULING SECTOR IN THEM) are going to do to other people, who assuredly (as with much of
EuropeUNDER Hitler but not willingly) are to do such things. It is to be done (as with Hitler) by stealth and then by strength. It is to happen by devious deceit, and then by declared force. But it is to happen, and the preliminaries are now pulsing, whether in the
Palestinian pawn situation, the catspaw as it appears is its line of service to many interested parties,
in the unsettlement and incitation to attack
Europeand its armed power arising, or
in England with its growing submissiveness to Rome, that fast-setting cement which helps the nations to that unity to be exploited in his day, by the antichrist, or his prior and preliminary power blocs, as he comes to buck off the harlot (cf. SMR pp. 946-956, 744-745, 1060), to use Biblical language, and rule without her, alone.
It always seems such a service that Rome is performing in INSISTING on primacy and authority and direction in the 'churches' who are willing to co-operate (and in Biblical terminology, since her name is harlot in Revelation, in a spiritual sense, spiritually to copulate, Psalm 106:28-39*3); it is such a help to have the thing so convenient for the antichrist, the beast head, or organ of expression. He it is who is to take over the harem of infidelity, and turn it to his own use. It is rather like a Sergeant in the army, who with strong voice and vigorous countenance, has all the troops come to arms, come to attention, come to quietness, become still, BEFORE the OFFICER arrives. The Sergeant is
The DIVINE AGENDA is hastening on; but it is time to realise, that despite these dreadful pathologies, they are pitiable people who are invaded by these ideological viruses. They need Christ no less than any other. It is not a question of resisting power blocs with power blocs, evil with evil. Resist not evil, was the word of Christ, put down your sword, His directive. It is no use trying to imitate the world, and its three major international conspiracies, EVEN IF THEY ARE MAKING IT EASY by example, for the antichrist to take over, and hasten their demise. It is necessary to warn the people in it, and seek to help Arab or Jew, Italian or Britisher to escape from the wrath to come. It is surely coming.
Where are you GOING, MY PRETTY MAID ?
Why not to pick flowers, not to pick flowers, my good sir.
Some years after his notorious deposition of King Henry IV, Pope Gregory VII wrote an infamous letter, approaching the domain of incredulity, in which he presents his desire to have princes, and then as to superiors, priests, ALL subject to HIS OWN JUDGMENT, in surely the most flamboyant contradiction of the will and word of the Saviour in whose name He presumed to act, that it would be possible to conceive.
This letter was to the Bishop of Metz, 1081. In it the sky is not the limit, but the authority of the heavens on earth, the Pope unhappily confusing his office, as self-inflicting idolater, with that of Christ, as the One to be worshipped as Lord, who said this: "Do not be called Master, for One is your Master, the Christ, and you are all brethren," Matthew 23:8. What does this mean ? ONE person alone among men is to be called Master, one man alone: He ? Pope ? No. Priest ? No. Presbyterian Minister ? No. Church Council ? No. One person or legal person, any kind of person is not another. Who then is the one ?
Who accordingly is the person to be called Master, the authoritarian, highly respected Lord to bind such matters, Rabbi ?
Who then is He ? It is Christ. But what, the interested enquirer might persist, what then is the nature of the people who are not Christ, in this domain ? They are ALL BRETHREN.
In what way do they resemble Christ in this ? he might persist yet again. Not in any way at all, for He ONLY is Master. In what way do they who are not Christ, but Christ's, resemble each other ? Massively, for, Christ declares, they are all brothers, the father being another than they entirely (Matthew 23:9), as Christ indicates (that is, ONE is the Father spiritually, namely God, so that NO ONE ELSE may receive this spiritual title). The household of faith has NOT a dragon's multiple head: the Head is CHRIST ONLY. That is Christ's teaching, to which He even adds this: "Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord and not do the things that I say!" (Luke 6:46). As to elders, as Peter advises, they are NOT to act as lords, far less of course claim such authority. They are helpers of your joy (I Peter 5:1-3, II Corinthians , ), examples to the flock. We do not, said Paul the apostle, "have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy."
What DID have dominion was, as it is, the
word of God because it is God's and HE IS LORD!
(I Corinthians 2:9-13, II Timothy 3:16, Matthew 5:17ff.). Those who are not God, do not have this place.
Thus Rome established in increasing formality over time, the stature of God for itself, arrogating and perpetuating, proceeds till the burning predicted for such stage-craft in the theatre of time (as in Revelation 17-18 see above), clearly a conflagration prepared for what has become a false fabrication of a church from near the end of the first millenium. Before that it was actively on the way, of course; and the situations which led to these devilries and the latter murders, were being developed assiduously.
She has been misdirected, and her
‘fornication’ or treaties, compacts and accords with the "kings of the
earth", as in the
When He came the first time, He did not come to judge but to save (John 3:16ff.), and His servants who serve Him, are not in an alternate program. As to what is, it is not His.
That there would be those, however, who even in His name would do such things is part of the scenario, the libretto for the opera of evil being sung so lustily in this world (John 16:2, , Revelation , Matthew 24:24, II Thessalonians 2).
This is all in the DIVINE AGENDA.
It is even now as if the secretary, puzzled,
scratched her head, were quietly advised by the Chairman that yes, this was the
way it should go, and it would soon be over, but that in the meantime, the
meeting must progress. There is no duress but sin, no sign so malevolent as
Satan, in this evil concupiscence of and for this world; but the externals, the
signs and their squalor sing, like a misplaced bathroom baritone, sitting on
the concert platform in his bath-robe, raising the roof.
Cf. The Frantic Millenium and the Peace of Faith Ch. 6.
The impact of this sentence and its illustration of the fact that fornication or adultery is taken in the most daring sense (for us men), to designate spiritual decline, is such that it is reproduced below from the New King James translation of the Bible.
joined themselves also to Baal of Peor,
And ate sacrifices made to the dead.
Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds,
And the plague broke out among them.
Then Phinehas stood up and intervened,
And the plague was stopped.
that was accounted to him for righteousness
To all generations forevermore.
They angered Him also at the waters of strife,
So that it went ill with Moses on account of them;
33 Because they rebelled against His Spirit,
So that he spoke rashly with his lips.
did not destroy the peoples,
Concerning whom the LORD had commanded them,
35 But they mingled with the Gentiles
And learned their works;
36 They served their idols,
Which became a snare to them.
They even sacrificed their sons
And their daughters to demons,
38 And shed innocent blood,
The blood of their sons and daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of
And the land was polluted with blood.
Thus they were defiled by their own works,
And played the harlot by their own deeds.
Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against His people,
So that He abhorred His own inheritance.