My God is an Awesome God?My God is not an AWESOME God but an awful, dreadful God because: He who created them rebels must have meant to mock at them.
To understand the new a cappella thrust in a theatrical performance sense you must see what your guys are trying to do to Catullus.
Jesus said that worship is in THE NEW PLACE of the human SPIRIT which is the human MIND. Worship happens IN TRUTH according to Paul when we Teach that which has been taught or give heed to the inspired Word.
ALL external worship is PAGAN and Perverted.
A Cappella Worship Leader
Aquinas, Thomas Praise Singing.
Praise Songs as Christian Voodoo
Ancient Pagan Praise Leader
Music as Brainwashing
Latter Rain, praise teams, praise singing, charismatic
Praise Worship Ploughs the Ground Hosea 10:ll
Rubel Shelly Praise and Thanksgiving
Rubel Shelly Psalm 106
See how CHARISMATIC music was born of sodomy preferably in the form of Pederasty.
See that ZOE is Eos or Helios or Aphrodite or Lucifer: the singing and harp-playing prostitute.
See how it works out when the "children and effeminate rule over you." YOU ARE HERE
See more notes on a cappella.
See Edward Fudge on A Cappella
E-Mail: "I'm really concerned that you are relying so exclusively on your reading of ancient texts and ANE scholarship that you've begun to see only evil and paganism in everything. What is there that is good in your world? Please try to look at things without reading sexual or idolatrous connotations into them - they aren't there, except in your mind. I think everyone else would agree about that - no one is trying to be sexual by singing "Our God is an awesome God."
When you try to explain why the majority of a congregation fled "into the wilderness" allowing their church homes and "church houses of widows" to be stolen by those wanting to make church into a "theater for holy entertainment" you cannot imagine the wrath poured out on your head accusing you of beng senile, perverted and spending too much time in pornography.
From cover to cover, the Bible speaks in symbolic terms to refute false, superstition and define the spiritual. The dove was the symbol of the MOTHER OF THE GODS endorsing her DAUGHTERS. The dove at the baptism of Jesus is the FATHER endorsing the SON and a masculine discipline based on the WORD as opposed to a feminine and effeminate religion based on symbol, music and the "pleasure gardens of Eden."
Now, if you want to understand the Bible you need to understand the Egyptian-Babylonian-Canaanite religion which Moses wrote the Law to prepare them for when the LOST The Book of the Covenant as a result of music and perversion at Mount Sinai.
And if you want to understand the end-time Babylon Harlot worship you need to understand the meaning in the Bible AND in the ancient texts.
When God began to speak The Book of the Covenant at Mount Sinai, the people were TOO CARNAL to listen and demanded that Moses mediate. The TRUMPET sound was a warning and NOT music. Nevertheless the people went on to fall into Musical Idolaty and God SHUT their ears and eyes. Paul said that they COULD NOT read black text on white paper until the converted to Christ (mening baptized). God ABANDONED them to the musical worship of the starry host (Acts 7). However, God is sounding another TRUMPET heard round the wold by STOLEN churches to be turned into "theaters for holy entertainment." Paul knew this and warned:
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Heb 12:25
Jesus is the ONLY Rabbi or Teacher and ONLY when we "teach that which has been taught." Peter spoke of a recorded MEMORY as a MARKER for anyone who would teach otherwise. Paul in Romans 10 and 1 Cor 10 warns of the PLAY which was musical idolatry of the TRINITY and those with EARS will be able to hear the message and LOOK where Paul points to repudiate the musical paganism at Corinth:
Whose voice then SHOOK the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet ONCE MORE I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. Heb 12:26
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the REMOVING of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken [a trumpet-like word] may remain. Heb 12:27Wherefore we RECEIVING a KINGDOM which cannot be moved, let us have GRACE,
whereby we may SERVE God acceptably with REVERENCE and godly fear: Heb 12:28
For our God is a consuming fire. Heb 12:29
G2124 eulabeia yoo-lab'-i-ah From G2126 ; properly caution, that is, (religiously) reverence (piety); by implication dread (concretely):--fear (-ed
G2126 eulabïs yoo-lab-ace' From G2095 and G2983 ; taking well (carefully), that is, circumspect (religiously, pious): devout.
I think that it says: "My God is an awesome God" 18 times. There may be childish "awesome" but there is no awe nor dread of a Spirit God when you sing:
- When He rolls up His sleeves
- He ain't just putting on the ritz
- There's thunder in His footsteps
- And lightning in His fists
This is the meaning of the scattering of words in the musical worship in Israel condemned by Amos. What is the logic between putting on the ritz and rolling up His "sleeves"? Nothing, just rimes.
Too deep for now, but music caused them to be kicked out:
- The Lord wasn't joking
- When He kicked 'em out of Eden
Pastor Mike wrote: "My God is NOT an awesome God - He is an aweful God. Get out a dictionary and use the words correctly. God is Full of Awe - not just some. Modern bible version mentality in Christianity prevails nowadays and like Rev 3 says, God wants to spue it out!"
The song leader is "awesome." The words are awesome. In the highschool chat room everything is "awesome." "This song is an awsome song. I just sang it with our youth choir and loved it" "I love this song it is so pretty i could listen to it all day long!"
The leader is awesome: the leader is stand in for God.
But then God kicked 'em out of Eden because the serpent or Nachash was a MUSICAL ENCHANTER. He is the same Ophis enchanter in the book of Revelation. One of his forms is the sOPHISt or charismatic preacher who composes his own songs and sermons. In the garden of Eden Paul claims that Eve was WHOLLY SEDUCED in the same way that a virgin bride is TAKEN by the "serf's" MASTER before the husband gets her. This is why CAIN (a musical note or MARK). That is why CAIN was "of that wicked one." His family brought us polygamy, murder and Jubal "handling" musical instruments meaning WITHOUT AUTHORITY. Therefore, God kicked 'em out for being SEDUCED by Lucifer the "harp playing and singing prostitute."
Praise the goddess, the most awesome of the goddesses.
Let one revere the mistress of the peoples, the greatest of the Igigi.
Praise Ishtar, the most awesome of the goddesses.
Let us revere the queen of women, the greatest of the Igigi.
She is clothed in pleasure and love.
She is laden with vitality, charm, and voluptuousness.
Ishtar is clothed in pleasure and love.
She is laden with vitality, charm, and voluptuousness.
Charisma: attribute of astonishing power and capacity ascribed to the person and personality of extraordinarily magnetic leaders. Such leaders may be political and secular as well as religious. They challenge the traditional order, for either good or ill.
The word derives from the Greek charis ("grace") and charizesthai ("to show favour"), connoting a talent or grace granted by the divine. The term came into scholarly usage primarily through the works of the German sociologist Max Weber (1864--1920), especially his On Law in Economy and Society (1921),
in which he postulated that charismatic authority was a form of authority distinct from those of tradition and law.
The process whereby charismatic authority becomes transformed, or changed, to any of the other forms of authority (such as bureaucracy) is referred to by Weber as the "routinization of charisma."
Typically, the charismatic leader can demand and receive complete devotion from his or her followers. The foundation of charismatic authority is emotional, not rational: it rests on trust and faith, both of which can be blind and uncritical. Unrestrained by custom, rules, or precedent, the charismatic leader can demand and receive unlimited power.
In the original sense of the word, only such phenomenal personages as Jesus or Napoleon would merit the description charismatic, but in current usage, the term is applied more broadly to popular political leaders and cult organizers alike: John F. Kennedy, Eva Perón, and cult leader Charles Manson--all have been labeled charismatic.
Many times we consider a leader as AWESOME because he gives us freedom to practice "the holiness of sin."
There is no spiritual use of the word "music" in the Bible. Rather, music has always been proof of idolatry:
"The word music itself is of Greek origin and was in myth-like fashion originally considered an art which was directly inspired by and descended from a Muse [Muses were nine Greek goddesses who presided over the arts and sciences]....
"Pre-Homeric [9th century B.C.] legend has it that Orpheus the sweet singer and bard servant of Apollo (Apollyon, Abaddon), was himself the son of a Muse.The music quality of his voice could heal the sick and engender religious devotion at the temple rites.
Minstrels were the earthly intermediaries who made the will of the gods known to man.
Through music, man, in turn, could implore the gods for deliverance from sickness and pestilence. Homer told, and Plutarch centuries later retold, how the Grecians stopped the fury of a pestilence through the power and charm of music to appease the wrath of the gods
"With sacred hymns and songs that sweetly please". (The Philosopher and Music, Julius Portnoy; The Humanities Press: NY; 1954, pp.4,5)
"This close association of music with religion in all cultures is no doubt due to the deep effects music has upon us, touching our souls and spirits. This alone should make us cautious about what kind of effect the music we receive and use may have upon us spiritually. It's not that we are in danger of falling under the influence of ancient Greek gods and goddesses in any of our music, but we may be subjecting ourselves to modern and more subtle forms of idolatry.
The people who make the music--musicians, singers, and entertainers--obviously are idolized by their fans, and often the music itself is an idol. From Life Lines
By 1991 southern gospel music had been almost entirely displaced, first by "contemporary" gospel sounds and then hard rock. As I noted last month, rock music has made its way into many otherwise more or less conservative churches,
first for youth outreach and now into worship service choruses.
Quintilian (35 A.D.), a contemporary of Seneca's, bears him out on the Roman intellectual's concern over the music of his time. "...the music I desire to see taught is not our modern music, which has been emasculated by the lascivious melodies of our effeminate stage and has to no small extent destroyed such manly vigour as we still possessed.
The history of rock and roll is a history of infamy, a parade of perversion--illicit sex, drugs, rebellion against authority, and violence--in both the purveyors and consumers of it.
With all respect, it simply is not possible to be in a performing position without being considered awesome:
Tom Haddon: 12. (Uncomfortable about being insincere or humorous about the Lord's Supper.)
Look around I'm goin' to tell you I have to be transparent to you.
- There's a song that Keith sings.
- ..........And, and I want you to know where I'm comin' from,
- there's a song that Keith sings
- ..........that I absolutely love. ---
- I shoulda had a glass of water before I tried this.
I told somebody Wednesday night in Bixler she was sitting beside me and I looked over there and I said
"oh, I feel sorry for you" and she said "I'm glad I'm sitting by you" and I said "oh, I sing loud and I sing off key you know. I just feel sorry for you."
Here is what is so awesome to some and so awful to others:
But uh, the song he sings, you know, have you heard it? - "My Life is in You." I love that song. My life, and every time we sing it. (Tom claps, people clap) My life (clap) is (clap) in you (clap) Lord (clap), my strength (clap) is in (clap) you (clap) Lord.
DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER, DANGER!
Now, that is truly AWESOME. Especially during Lord's Supper. The bottom line is that singing from the feelings does not accomplish the teaching to make it part of Christian worship. And the theme of putting God in the position of a pal or even lover is what distinguishes the new form of "praise songs."
It is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE to give heed to the talented singing or leading and GIVE HEED to Christ by giving heed to His Word.
Please be aware that worship IN SPIRIT is worship in the human mind or spirit as it GIVES HEED to the Words of Christ which are spirit and life (John 6:63; Eph 5; Col 3).
"Spirited" means enthusiastic and that word was coined by Philo. It meant Enthus O Mania. It meant a charismatic breakdown or the MADNESS Paul warned Corinth against.
Therefore, "spirited" has always been warned against because often "the wrong spirit steals through."
And we sang songs most of them didn't they involved spirited singing but that was about it. And then you know we added songs in there. Keith did.A few people started clapping and others did. And it was a thing that just come about and
..........it came little by little but you know what,
.......... in the meantime this class grew.
No, it didn't just come about: it was induced. This is the ecstatic frenzy the ancient pagans always believed was the "gods" inside. History also knows that music is as effective as drugs in bringing about this mental breakdown."The religious ecstasy induced by music expressed itself either in an outburst of emotions, thus giving rise to religious catharsis,
..........or in a transfer to the state of prophecy. In this way music became an important factor in divination. In the mysteries of the Magna Mater this relationship between music and divination is particularly clear.
..........Through the din of tambourines, cymbals and flutes.
In short, it has been noted that only females and the effeminate fall into this state.
And you know how many people we kept on board because we kept weeks and weeks and 5 months of talking about it and we introduced things slowly. And we had a purpose.
And there was something behind what we were doin' and we taught about it. And I go back to teach and teach and teach and teach
and you know for those of us who constantly like new things and are pushing the edge, there are things I need to remember and this is where I want to close.
NOW TO THE BIBLICAL MEANING OF AWESOME
Now, David was not singing a giddy praise song to force others into some kind of spiritual feeling. When David sings it is most often "on my bed" and David is never seen as leading the "worship" with singing and playing instruments because the introduction was added later:
HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing (lying)? Selah. Psalm 4: 2
Jesus identified the Devil as a liar because: "He speaks on his own."But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him. Psalm 4: 3
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Psalm 4: 4
The meaning of "awe" is:
Ragaz (h7264) raw-gaz'; a prim. root; to quiver (with any violent emotion, espec. anger or fear): - be afraid, stand in awe, disquiet, fall out, fret, move, provoke, quake, rage, shake, tremble, trouble, be wroth.
Now, decide if that gives you the urge to throw your arms around and sing a love-making song to God.
Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. Psalm 119:161
Pachad (h6342) paw-kkad'; a prim. root; to be startled (by a sudden alarm); hence to fear in general: - be afraid, stand in awe, (be in) fear, make to shake.
Does that make you want to tokenize and misquote the Word of God to make your own songs to VIOLATE the direct command of Paul to Teach the Word of Christ or Spirit?
I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed:
"O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, Daniel 9:4NIV
we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. Daniel 9:5
We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. Daniel 9:6
You had better stand in reverence and DREAD if you are making up your own prophetic words because the words of the prophets were the words of the Spirit of Christ and Paul said that this is the only resource for teaching.
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1 Peter 1:11
Daniel was not "leading singing" but praying to God:
Palal (h6419) paw-lal'; a prim. root; to judge (officially or mentally); by extens. to intercede, pray: - intreat, judge (-ment), (make) pray (-er, -ing), make supplication.
The word is not awesome in the sense of childern's babble but dreadful:
Yare (h3372) yaw-ray'; a prim. root; to fear; mor. to revere; caus. to frighten: - affright, be (make) afraid, dread (- ful), (put in) fear (- ful, -fully, -ing), (be had in) reverence (-end), * see, terrible (act, - ness, thing).
Awesome like worship means to be reverent. It is not to sing a children's song as if making love to Him.
God is awesome. Get the point? No?
By Biblical and medical certainty when you are singing "awesome" songs and having a MOUNTAINTOP you cannot possibly come away with a better appreciation of God. As a medical certainty you are in charismatic ecstasy and your rational (spiritual) half of your person which is controled by spirit or mind is shut down! Shut down! Shut down! And you confuse what I feel with being spiritual because God is supposed in the Vineyard New Style Songs to be reaching the PEAK when you hit the PEAK.
All praise songs are boomer or self-directed. That means erotic. We talk TO God instead of ABOUT God. I feel awesome, she feels sad. I am going to have to radically reconstruct her life-long view of "worship" and the only way we can do it is just teach, teach, teach. But where can one find "body drumming" taught as a way to worship God other than in a sensual sense:
Tom Haddon: And what I ignored, or maybe not intentionally ignored but forgot was that my wonderful mountaintop was her tragic conclusion to something.And without the teaching, teaching, teaching, teaching, teaching,
it's not their fault. It's not. And you know we need to go back and we need to say and look at her and grieve the fact you know.
But, old lady, you gotta go so we can sing, clap and uh and ah over the worship leader. And the entire trauma of driving away of thousands is just so we can "sing (clap) sing (clap) sing (clap).
"It is one of the elements of the power known as mantrikasakti. Music was represented as one of four divisions of mathematics, the others being arithmetic, astronomy, and geometry.The music of sound arouses in us a power which needs to be controlled,
..........as it can carry us to heights
..........from which we may fall.
If regarded as a sensual indulgence, even though a refined one, its true import is not realized. (Britannica)
Sorry my peak of the week worshiping the awesome leader singing the awesome song and having a mountain top experience stabbed you in the heart. But, we gonna teach, teach, teach until my mountain top experience is more important to "worship" than your stab in the chest. Greek melody does speak of "MY" twanging my bowstring to send a "singing" arrow into your heart. Sorry about the blood old lady but I gonna teach, teach, teach that you are the problem.
Speaking of the mountains upon which the high places were located the Britannica notes that:
"In proceeding to and from a holy place, a worshipper generally proceeds according to certain symbolic patterns: rectilineal, circular, and vertical. Rectilineal movement to and from a holy place is intended to gradually prepare the worshipper for the spatial encounter with the holy and after the encounter to remove him from the sacred sphere. Special streets for processions often are marked off or built to a temple or holy place, such as in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China. The great procession from Athens to Eleusis for participants in the mysteries possessed a symbolic meaning. Worshippers not only enter a holy place but may also walk around it. Rectilineal and circular movement thus complement each other. Movement to and from a holy place may also be vertical as well as horizontal, as to and from a holy place on top of a mountain or pyramid. All these various types of movement give expression to the symbolism of the holy way or path.
The sacred dance combines rectilineal and circular movements and may also include hopping, jumping, and hand movements.
Stroking, thrusting, striking, pushing, waving, and hand clapping also can be symbolical gestures. By raising his hands in prayer, the worshipper approaches the realm of the heavenly gods; by kneeling, the realm of the underworld. This apparently was the original meaning of kneeling before it became an expression of humility.
Music, like the word, also may have symbolic meaning. The basic elements out of which musical symbolism is built are sounds, tones, melodies, harmonies, and the various musical instruments, among which is the human voice. Sound effects can have a numinous (spiritual) character and may be used to bring about contact with the realm of the holy. A specific tone may call one to an awareness of the holy, make the holy present, and produce an experience of the holy. This may be done by means of drums, gongs, bells, or other instruments. The ritual instruments can, through their shape or the materials from which they are made, have symbolic meaning. The Uitoto in Colombia, for example, believe that all the souls of their ancestors are contained in the ritual drums. Britanica Members
The NIV is written for casual reading: for the reader who wants the "story" without the facts. However, the NIV word "awesome" in the felt, climactic sense is not in the text. No. No. No. Teach all you wish but you are false, false, false.
REMEMBERING that God spoke to the PROPHETS through the Spirit OF CHRIST: the prophets univerally associated MUSIC as the MARK of the PRIESTLY CLASS who were stealing your tithes and starving you for LACK of the Water of the Word. They knew that the PRIESTLY-KINGLY leaders had ben abandoned to WORSHIP THE STARRY HOST (Acts 7):
And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. Neh 9:25But they were disobedient and rebelled against you;
..........they put your law behind their backs.
..........They killed your prophets,
..........who had admonished them in order to turn them back to you;
..........they committed awful (hostile) blasphemies. Neh 9:26
It is pretty sure that the AWESOME leaders and self-composed clap-clap songs during the Lord's Supper is committing an AWEFUL act of blasphemy!
Killing the prophets or quenching the Spirit is refusing to listen to God who admonishes you that your climactic experience is hostility to a Holy God.
Here is that passage about the awesome God in the NIV:and confessed my sins and those of my people. "O Lord," I prayed, "you are a great and awesome God;
you always fulfill your promises of mercy to those who love you and keep your laws. Daniel 9:4NIV
Here it is in the King James Version:And I prayed (mentally) unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God,
keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; Daniel 9:4KJV
Did you remember that when the Babylonians worshiped their "idol" which was probably of the king on top of a pillar or phallic symbol, Daniel and friends refused to bow (worship) when the loud music was played?
If you don't care about the truth you will see the "music" as God's eternal sign or MARK that you are oppressing people and it is, in the Bible, always a sin without redemption: ignorance of the Word is no excuse.
Yare (h3372) yaw-ray'; a prim. root; to fear; mor. to revere; caus. to frighten: - affright, be (make) afraid, dread (- ful), (put in) fear (- ful, -fully, -ing), (be had in) reverence (-end), * see, terrible (act, - ness, thing).
The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy (teach)? Am.3:8
See Romans 3 to understand the Hostile Takeover by the theatrical people in whom is no fear.
Songs are the most conservative part of everyone's lives: I can feel the log cabin at age 5 when I recovered the victrola and can listen to the Jubilee Quartet singing the same: "Little David Play on Yo harp." To deliberately change the musical routine is to deliberately "offend people" so you can sing erotic praise songs TO God instead of ABOUT God.
Rather than providing comfort to the older generation you are deliberately stimulating DISCOMFORT in order to make them over in your image.
And you say, "old broad, it is Corban. You don't understand what I am doing: I am dedicating it to God."
That makes us worse than infidels and it will never be forgiven.
Plato warned that you shouldn't worry about "the new songs that people sing" but you should worry that they are deliberately changing the laws and morality of people. Music has destroyed our nation's fabric: why should we believe that the ancient superstition about music can "regenerate the human soul through external means?"
Before God always takes control over revolutionaries, the last Horn of the Armageddon (Means: "Polemic battle with self-exalters."). Is it prophetic?
And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. Daniel 7:24And he shall speak (poetically) great (as the embodiment of the adversary) words against the most High,
..........and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
..........and think to change times and laws:
..........and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (3 1/2 years) Daniel 7:25
All failures in the Old Testament are created because the people hungered and thirsted for the word of God but could not find it? Why? In the case of the worship which God imposed when HE TURNED THEM OVER TO WORSHIP THE STARRY HOST was worship involving singing their own songs, clapping, dancing, playing instruments and engaging in perverted sexuality as their way to move into the presence of the gods who were, UNIVERSALLY, at times evil and almost always sexual perverts: real people personified as gods.
Paul commanded that we TEACH or PREACH with the inspired songs of God.
Therefore, singing this silly, sentimental song is wrong because it violates the direct command of God, shows ignorance of the Word of God and repeats the shameful "worship" of a Spirit God with their own bodies.
In describing why the priestly class rebuked Jesus and would crucify Him all over again, Dostoyevsky warned the "teams."He is weak and vile. What though he is everywhere now rebelling against our power, and proud of his rebellion?
..........It is the pride of a child and a schoolboy. They are little children rioting and barring out the teacher at school.
..........But their childish delight will end; it will cost them dear. They will cast down temples and drench the earth with blood. But they will see at last, the foolish children, that,
..........though they are rebels, they are impotent rebels, unable to keep up their own rebellion.
..........Bathed in their foolish tears, they recognise at last that He who created them rebels must have meant to mock at them.
The message is universal in the Bible: when you deliberately silence the Word of Christ, the Spirit or the Mind of Christ and replace it with musical performance,
> is that you have known the Word and its power,
> Your have turned away from the word and crucified Christ all over again with the "mocking" music.
> And you have fallen and you are not going to ever get up unless YOU are the exception.
The priests were Khana-Baals. The end-time restoration of the Babylonian religion explains why the clergy are CONSUMING THEIR OWN flock as God pours out His wrath. They try to destroy the SEED OF CHRIST and SOW THE SEED OF THE SERPENT.
The history of S.U.N. worship now being urged to replace S.O.N. is the MARK and all of those "agents" were marked as sexually confused."For who can rule men if not he who holds their conscience and their bread in his hands.
..........We have taken the sword of Caesar, and in taking it, of course, have rejected Thee and followed him.
..........Oh, ages are yet to come of the confusion of free thought, of their science and cannibalism.
..........For having begun to build their tower of Babel without us, they will end, of course, with cannibalism.
"And until men know that, they will be unhappy. Who is most to blame for their not knowing it, speak?
..........Who scattered the flock and sent it astray on unknown paths?
..........But the flock will come together again and will submit once more, and then it will be once for all. Then we shall give them the quiet humble happiness of weak creatures such as they are by nature.
..........Oh, we shall persuade them at last not to be proud, for Thou didst lift them up and thereby taught them to be proud.
..........We shall show them that they are weak, that they are only pitiful children,
..........but that childlike happiness is the sweetest of all.
....................They will become timid and will look to us and huddle close to us in fear, as chicks to the hen.
They will marvel at us and will be awe stricken before us, and
will be proud at our being so powerful and clever, that we have been able to subdue such a turbulent flock of thousands of millions.
They will tremble impotently before our wrath, their minds will grow fearful, they will be quick to shed tears like women and children,
but they will be just as ready at a sign from us to pass to laughter and rejoicing, to happy mirth and childish song.
Yes, we shall set them to work, but in their leisure hours we shall make their life like a child's game, with children's songs and innocent dance.Oh, we shall allow them even sin, they are weak and helpless, and they will love us like children because we allow them to sin.
..........'We shall tell them that every sin will be expiated, if it is done with our permission,
that we allow them to sin
.........because we love them, and the punishment for these sins we take upon ourselves.
My God is an AWEFUL God or a DREADFUL God for those who treat Him like an effeminate child who must be appeased by childhood games.
The meaning of WRATH is that God makes the performers into clowns or buffons.
Worship means reverence and those who sing (clap) are driving the nails (the meaning of clap) into the hands of Jesus. Yes, you pretend to be priestly musicians stumbling into the holy place (church) and you DO take their sins upon your own head. But God will destroy you spiritually because you even claim to be able to LEAD THEM INTO THE MOST HOLY PLACE: Into the presence of God.
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