Idolizing the government: Separation of Church and State

I love the Strong’s Concordance. I learned enough about the definitions of words in the Bible to get me kicked out of church. For example, the definition of Grace is “a divine influence upon the heart that is manifested in the life.” The word charismatic just means grace motivated. Too bad some charismatics end up promoting a prosperity gospel into making this about material wealth (which is not bad in and of itself.).

I was reading 1 Corinthians 6 one day, you know verse 9 where it says “homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven”? At least in the new translations. Just like in the book of revelations where the newer translations say “sexual immorality”, the older translations just say “fornication”. The latter meaning is perversion of something (porneo in Greek) and not necessarily about sex. Religious zealouts pervert the law by trying to follow it without understand the spiritual meaning is about loving God and our neighbor.

Spiritual adultery is not trusting in God which leads to an enslavement to materialism.

The older word is 1 Corinthians 6:9 for homosexuals is “effeminate”. The meaning of this word is “soft”. How else do you explain why Paul started the chapter off talking about people suing each other? The people of the day were becoming soft and enslaved to the elite, or 1% of their day. Cross reference this with Proverbs 28:1 where it says “the righteous are as bold as lions” and a verse towards the end of Revelations where it says “the cowardly will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Separation of Church and State is one of the foundations for the Amerian Constitution. Though it has never came to fruition. Evangelical Christianity, or the Christian Right, aligns itself with the Republican Party and even Zionists in an attempt to build a man made kingdom or Theocracy. This didn’t work when the Catholic Church had a Theocracy, it won’t work with Protestants. The Kingdom of God is already here for those that walk in truth and already established because it belongs to God and needs to building up, just an awareness that it is within.

The Christian Left is the polar opposite and doing just as much damage. And they wonder why Libertarian types don’t get into politics much. It’s hypocritical for the Right to say they are against Democracy yet think your vote matters. Democracy looks good on paper but can never exist in this world and only seems to result in more taxes and regulation and less freedom.

God told His people in 1st Samuel that they don’t need a ruler. Anarchy begins to make more sense since it involves taking full responsibility for ourselves and not being dependent on a system.

I have generally felt less patriotic the last few years. Nationalism is basically idolatry. Once you realize all nations become corrupt and the kingdom of God isn’t bound by any boundaries, then you realize it’s all built on a lie.

The System is designed to control people who can’t think for themselves

One of my Daily E’isms (one liners) is that every time I think about finishing that last half of an undergraduate degree, I have this fear that it will get in the way of my real education (self-education).

It seems as if we are spending more time in school, and for every year we have to spend in school, it takes twice that to unlearn everything in the real world. That is if we can even function in the real world with all of that useless knowledge crammed into our heads most of our lives.

It has been said that the purpose of education is to teach people how to think and not what to think. The problem here is that no one can teach us how to think. We have to do that for ourselves. Any attempt to do so ends up being indoctrination, or teaching us what to think.

State schools try to promote democracy; it is absolutely amazing how good this system looks good on paper. But all it’s done is show us how nothing man creates works the way it is supposed to and everything gets corrupted.

The only thing Democracy accomplishes is making us lose faith in humanity. People that believe in this don’t understand how the world works. And once you learn this, it doesn’t make a difference if you try to start a revolution. American colonials succeeded at this because the elite let us. Within a century everything that we ran from caught up to us.

At least realizing how corrupt the world is has confirmed my convictions that there must be a Supreme being out there and something more to this life. Maybe it just exists on a higher realm that the naked eye can’t see, but has to be spiritually discerned.

Jewish Zionism and Evangelical Christianity, with the latter’s second coming belief, are only political systems trying to build a man made kingdom that is destined to fail.

In the words of Jesus, don’t look for the Kingdom here or there, it is within. Everyone looks for an escape from reality but on one wants to take the journey within.

Righteousness exalts a nation

Righteousness exalts a nation. But sin is a disgrace to the people.”-Psalm 14:34

In my daily reading of the One Year Bible, I was reading Jeremiah 22. The first thing that stood out is why God allows suffering and bad things to happen. From other passages in the Word, we learn that it’s a result of the curse God put on the world as a result of man’s sin nature and independent self-will. We suffer because we have forsaken the covenant with God our Father and pursued other gods.

Now I will go into the heretic zone. Buddha is known for saying that suffering comes from attachment. The New Testament teaches us that one of the fruits of the spirit is self-control.

Materialism is more than money. It’s all things pertaining to matter. Forsaking life’s most important relationship with the Divine makes us slaves to materialism when we try to fill the void with earthly things. This explains why so many people in western culture are so obsessed with work these days.

Being too overly attached to the decaying things of this world will cause much suffering. We can enjoy the things of the world without getting too attached. But only if we seek first the Kingdom of God.

Maybe a theocracy is the best form of government. Not necessarily rule by the church. Human institutions become too corrupt. The more people who walk with God and put Him first, the more a nation exalts itself.

As one of my former roommates said, it doesn’t matter who wins elections in politics as long as we put God first. Exalting people like Obama or Trump like I have seen much of the country do the past few years is basically idol worship. Especially when people actually say either one of these or any other political figure is our only hope.

We invite suffering in when we eat too much of the tree of knowledge (materialism). We overcome this by eating of the tree of Life and living life from God on a daily basis.

Daily E’ism on Free Speech

This commentary, or rant, is on free speech. I have come to the conclusion that maybe it is better to live in a heartless society rather than an overly sensitive society where you have to walk on eggshells to keep from offending people. So much for politically correct culture and the liberal agenda.

Also it is good to note that the government cannot take away any rights as they do not have the power to give rights. Our human rights come from the Creator.

Although it is not necessarily the government taking them away as it is the easily offended liberal hippy freaks.Also most of the censorship in the country comes from privately held companies and not so much the government. Whether or not the government owns a majority of these corporations such as Facebook, Google, and the mainstream media remains a different matter entirely.

I might add that drifted to the Left briefly, but never got much past the center. I didn’t like the closed-mindedness of the far right.

After being a liberal for a brief time, I grew weary of hearing about all the free “shit” they wanted the government to provide. If that was not enough, it was the overly offended politically correct culture.

Now I hang around the center because I think both sides go too far to extremes. The far right seems to think money is the answer to everything. All the while, the far left seems to want the government to take a bigger role in our lives in providing security. Side note: the latter really doesn’t exist in this world. Even Benjamin Franklin said if you trade security for liberty, you will get neither.

We are free to be whoever we want to be.That is a gift of God. Just don’t hurt anyone else. However others are free to take away our freedom any way they can.

I have decided not to walk on eggshells.So if I end up in prison one day for a felony offense charge, it will be a worthy cause. Besides prison may not be so bad anymore. I think they may get access to the internet and even read books.

I read the reviews of a state prison and it sounded like a five star resort the way it described the free room and board. Just watch out for the prison sex though. I hear it’s kind of rough.

The Right Way to go backwards

Remember back in the 80’s and 90’s when you fell off your bike? You probably got back on it, despite the cuts and bruises. It’s what separates the men from the boys. It would probably be illegal by today’s standards to get back on after falling off.

The liberal agenda would want us to take our kids to the hospital. They might even tell them to apply for disability and that they wouldn’t be able to work for the rest of their life. Or that they have to take medicine forever.

As much as we try to believe in evolution and strive for progress, if you look close enough you realize that there is no such thing. We have basically been doing the same thing for centuries, only in different ways. Technology makes it easier, which often makes us lazier.

Maybe in a sense, we are not really progressing as much as we are regressing; aka progressively going back to where we started.

The irony of progressing right back where you started. Maybe we will go back to a time when people weren’t so sensitive and materialistic.

Party like it’s 1899.