Sunday, March 27, 2016

Jesus, Barabbas, Revolutionaries

 BarAbbas/Bar Abba was a type of the Great Antichrist just like Muhammad. BarAbbas means "son of the father" in Aramaic and his name in some manuscripts (Alexandrian of Matthew 27:17) was also "Jesus." The Nation and the Romans chose a false "son of the father" instead of the Christ. On top of that, Barabbas is described as being in prison for being:

a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder."--Luke 23:19

A sort of type of the "man of lawlessness" (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Whereas, Jesus accused the money changers being in the temple as turning the House of God into a Though the People certainly did not think of Barabbas as a messiah (though maybe they saw some Messiah potential in him", the fact he was imprisoned for being a "revolutionary" (like the two thieves/revolutionaries that died along side Christ) certainly is more in line with what many in the Israel at the time of Christ and after were looking for--another Judas Maccabeus that would free Israel from pagan rule and reestablish the Jewish nation as a self ruling state. Much of the Jewish clergy convinced the People to pick a wicked man who was called the "son of the father" just like the rabbinate of Rav Akivah's generation 100 years later thought Bar Kozivah [Khokbah] would/did achieve 'messiah status' since he established a led a Jewish revolt that temporarily may have made a Jewish state and made himself hannasi (prince/president) for 3 years before being annihilated by the Romans (again).

Ironically, Jesus was the one that taught people to pay taxes and claimed His kingdom was not of this world, but was betrayed by people who were supposed to be part of His kingdom--the priests and elders of the people and his own apostle--Judas, whose name is symbolic, and his death by having his bowels gush open in a potters field even more symbolic and was how the Nation would suffer for rejecting God and did when the Roman army came and destroyed Jerusalem 40 years later. 40 years also being a symbolic time period of repentance.

Jesus was executed for the same crime he accused other people of (a lot)--being a LEESTEES--robber/thief/revolutionary. Barabba, and the two "thieves" (same word used for a revolutionary) were all convicted of the same crime. Jesus accused people that pushed for his execution beforehand of turning the Temple into a "cave of LEESTON" (robbers/revolutionaries). When Jesus was arrested he even referred to this. John 10 even talks about people trying to steal sheep by sneaking in not using the gate as being a "thief and a robber (leestees)" referring to failed messiahs.

So in the end, Jesus was executed on charges of treason/insurrection by declaring to be a King, although the people hated the Roman King--Caesar, they said he was the real king and must be followed. Jesus the one that told people to pay their taxes and accepted Roman soldiers and tax collectors was executed for treason, and Pilate the governor freed a revolutionary at the urging of the same people that demanded Jesus be executed for being....a revolutionary. So Pilate executed a man that recognized Roman authority and discouraged revolution in order to prevent a revolution, and freed the guy that wanted a revolution.

But, in the end, perhaps Jesus was the biggest threat and biggest revolutionary since after Jesus' died His followers would gain control of the empire, ousting pagan authority, but in order for this to happen--Jesus had to die and resurrect from the dead.

Pilate really had no good solution.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Global Warming, Jehovah Witness, and Earth destroyed by Fire

The North Pole has been expelling gas which in turn causes global warming, but the expelled methane was caused by global warming, and global warming is mostly caused (in my opinion, since Mars experiences the same rate of global warming as the Earth) by the dense ball of burning hydrogen gas we float around called the Sun.
The warmer temperatures in the arctic causes the ice to melt, so all the decomposed plants thaw and convert to methane, which fuels the process that causes more thawing. I wonder if the North Pole will revert back to being a tropical climate like it was millions of years ago. Sea levels have been rising for thousands of years. The main way we even have ground water supplies in aquafers/aquatards is from cycles of millions of years of climate change that thaws and freezes soil causing layers of water in the earth.
It could be humans are just making climate change go faster, or maybe slower, either way it does not matter, the Earth does what it wants in the end. Land, houses, islands will be lost, glaciers will melt people and animals will die.

Eventually, our sun will burn up more and more hydrogen, and burn progressively hotter until its about out and turn into a red giant start that will literally be so big it burns the Earth up killing anything that survives, then again first pope said the earth and the elements will be burned by fire almost 2000 years ago.

the heavens will pass away with a mighty roar and the elements will be dissolved by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be found out... the heavens will be dissolved in flames and the elements melted by fire--2 Peter 3:10,12…/65-what-will-happen-to-l…

The Bible and many of the ancient pagan religions seemed to know we were all at the mercy of the sun which caused people to worship God or the Sun. But in these times humans made themselves into gods and believe they are completely at fault for global warming and think they can end it, too bad the Sun doesn't care what we do, its just going to burn brighter, hotter and get bigger until all burn up. The Pope even recently wrote about the modern issues of Anthropocentrism and relativism when talking about the environment in Laudato Si.

Praised be you, my Lord, with all your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
who is the day and through whom you give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour;
and bears a likeness of you, Most High.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather
through whom you give sustenance to your creatures.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Water,
who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom you light the night,
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong--St Francis of Assisi, Canticle of the Creatures, in Francis of Assisi: Early Documents

Sunday, March 6, 2016

LDS $3 bill

A picture taken from BYU's webpage, literally showing a $3 bill produced by the Deseret Currency Association--with Mormon Prophet/President/Seer/Revelator Brigham Young signature at the bottom.

 Notice at the top of the note is literally an image of sheep getting fleeced, for those that do not know--Mormonism requires members to pay 10% of their income (among other things) in order to be considered worthy to enter the temple and become a god. In fact, Mormon Sunday schools even to this day say, "pay your tithe or burn." Mormon scripture has Jesus saying,

 "Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming."--Doctrine and Covenants 64:23

Also, interesting, its generally recognized that the LDS increased the amount of what tithing should be. Movements that broke with the LDS like the RLDS (Community of Christ) only require a 10% tithe of a person's "increase" whereas the LDS want a flat 10% of everything before taxes--wards leaders will even confront people before and after the chapel service on Sunday saying they need to discuss their tithing.