Wow! Has it been that long since I’ve posted here?
I should do something about that…
Let’s start out with some assumptions. First of all, let’s assume that the Scriptures as written and preserved are, for the most part*, true and applicable in our times. Secondly, Greek fables and mythology are man-made and patently not true, even though much of modern Western thinking is after the Greek model. In the third place, Babylonian paganism was invented in ancient times by those rebelling against the Creator and still persists in many forms in our society today. And, lastly, The Scriptures were inspired by the Creator and given to His People for instruction in right living and how to have a relationship with Himself.
Hebrews 9:27 “…it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
What does it mean to die? What can a person expect to happen after they die? The Scriptures teach that death is an unconscious state and is euphemistically called “sleep”. Sleeping in death is total unconsciousness, not even dreaming. The body is no longer breathing and begins its decomposition back to “dust”.
Sleep implies waking up and waking up from death is called resurrection. Meanwhile, the dead rest in peace in a grave, called sheol (Hebrew for “the grave”). They rest there in unconsciousness, waiting in hope of being resurrected. Every dead person will be resurrected. More on that later.
Greek mythology teaches that after a person dies, if they were good they go to heaven (Mt. Olympus or somewhere to be with the gods), if they were bad they go to hell (Hades, a place of fiery torment), or purgatory if they are not sure. These ideas were adopted from Greek thinking by the ancient and modern church but are not true.
Ideas stemming from ancient Babylonian rebellion range anywhere from reincarnation (living lives over and over again in different bodies, as different people, animals, etc., until the person lives such a good life that they reach Nirvana, a state of heavenly bliss) to believing there is nothing after death. You die, you’re dead, that’s it.
There are two main ideas that I know of about these stones, that they’re 1) guidelines to help a post-apocalyptic society, and 2) guidelines to cause the so-called apocalypse. And I say “so-called” because our Creator has his own plans as to how this “age” is going to end. Check out the Current Events page for more on that.
One of the hip new terms that I’ve heard recently is “sustainable” (have seen it in my local grocery store for selling fish products). On the surface, it seems rather innocent, but, if you were one of the world’s Elite, what kinds of ideas would you come up with that would contribute to a world populace that could be sustained forever – or as the stones say, “perpetual” – by the earth’s natural resources?
Thus, the ideas on the guidestones. Can you think of any modern political mandates/regulations that are contributing to those ideas? I can think of many. (more…)
Had a good friend inform me of a site a few weeks ago that has been the main contributor as to why I haven’t posted in a while. That site is testeverything.net. I’ll let the fine people from 119 Ministries speak for themselves, from their website:
119 Ministries is a ministry dedicated to seeking, teaching and living out the truth of the Word. Our purpose is to seek and bring the truth to all nations, unlearn false doctrines and traditions of men, and to equip the body to live and practice the Word as God originally intended.
We find that continuously examining the Scriptures (in the same Hebraic first century context and perspective in which they were written and understood) reveals to His people much more understanding, as opposed to the more common Greek mindset that is a couple thousand years removed.
We firmly believe in testing all doctrine to His Word and only holding on to what is good. Any belief that may fail such a test (regardless of that particular doctrine’s origin or even its popularity) is systematically rejected. We seek to search the scriptures daily, in the same way Paul commended the Bereans in determining what was true. Through the leading and teaching of the Spirit we aim to bring 100% pure truth to all nations, teaching them to obey everything He commanded. We recognize that this is not always easily done, and we welcome friendly and truth seeking engagement from fellow believers in His perfect Word, as we also believe iron sharpens iron. We expect to challenge you and also desire to be challenged-all under our unified desire to seek, understand, and apply His one and only Truth as revealed in His Word.
I’ll be adding a few videos here and there from their site to the Current Events page.
Joyous learning! And Yahuah be with you!