Right this way folks, STEP RIGHT UP, and see the worlds greatest nincompoops, liars and bigots, all under one tent. Free admission, today only.
My people you go to church Sunday AFTER sunday to be mugged by these fraudulent false teachers of BAAL. They rob you and try to sell you prosperity and in the process become rich by deceiving you. YES! "FAT RICH SHINING FALSE PROPHETS"...that is how Jeremiah describes them he said they shine and are waxen fat.
As their cages (consciousness) are full of foul spirits (lower egoic thinking) so are their hearts filled with deceit. Moses said to the people, the Gods (thoughts) that you don't drive out of your lives is going to be a snare to you because you refuse to cast them out.
Brothers and sisters this is just to name a few but these are the robbers in the house of God.They rob you of money, your integrity,your relation with the Father, the truth and the one day the your father gave to you the Shabbath."YES THEY ARE THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE" and dangerous shepherds.
1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. HOW TRUE!!!!!!!
2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD
Among my people are found wicked men,they lay wait as he who sets a trap for the weary and ignorant.These men are dirty birds in a dirty house,they become great only in the eyes of men and not in the eyes of God .They are HOLLYWOOD PREACHERS waxing rich flying around in personal jets and staying at LAVISH hotels paid for with your money.
Isaiah 56:11, "Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter."
STEP RIGHT UP: and see the sideshows, we have people that look really important wearing funny looking fish head hats, carrying mojo sticks, with smoking voodoo purses. We have liars, and we have actors, we have clowns and we have jokers.
They may ask you for your love gifts, but I warn you, DO NOT give them any, because the seed parables in the bible are about spiritual things, not MATERIAL things.
It's ultimately up to you, if you want to give our sideshow freaks and clowns any of your hard earned money, but it's not necessary. Just sit back and enjoy the show.
The Scribes and Pharisees Who Are They?
The opponents of the Sadducees on the council were the Pharisees (meaning 'separate ones'). The Pharisees were religious teachers who were very popular with the ORDINARY people.
Are you ordinary? Are you one of the brainwashed masses?
Jesus said, "The pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them. They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves."
The Gospel of Thomas, 39
As Gnostics, our moral thought and the actions that follow from it must be fundamentally rooted in the division between the physical and spiritual principles that we discern within the human person and indeed in the larger cosmos.
In short, the goal must be some way of, as Christ himself taught, being “in the world but not of the world,” of living and dwelling in the physical world but attuning our innermost being to the currents of the spiritual realm, and if possible even using the physical and the intellectual as great cosmic steppingstones toward the spirit.
Pharisees and these people were interpreters of the law and their tradition. They gave detailed regulations for just about everything.
The Pharisees were quite vocal in their opposition to the ministry of Jesus and his disciples. Their emphasis on the oral law, along with their self-righteousness, contributed to their attacks. The oral law explained as well as supplemented the law and was added with the intention of helping people keep God's commandments.
In other words, they were trying to help God by adding some rules and guidelines which they felt would be beneficial. They claimed that the oral law came from Moses, just as the written law.
who asked to be loved and obeyed from the heart and not simply to be recognized by outward and often empty ritual.
They were so intent on following the letter of the law that they neglected to see or understand the spirit behind it.
Jesus taught his disciples to beware of the teaching of the Pharisees. He had much to say against them. One may have expected Jesus to come and expose the false gods of that time.
On the contrary, he made a point of exposing the Pharisees and scribes. He gave sharp rebukes which cut to the heart, inciting them even more.
Why, he said the harlots would make it to heaven before them! What an insult this must have been to the Pharisees. So pious and religious; so concerned about God's law. They appeared to be a wonderful example of one who was living a pure and holy life before God.
They prayed on the street corners. They fasted twice a week for all to see. Their phylacteries were bigger and their fringes were more evident.
It was yet another example of ostentation, an attempt to project an image of holiness and goodness to the world. Jesus called such people 'whitewashed tombs', painted on the outside but inwardly rotten.
They should have known better; their own Scriptures reminded them that man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Why did Jesus rebuke these people? Who would ever think that they were so far from God?
Pharisees exposed, for the frauds that they are.
When it came to the Pharisees, Jesus did not mince words. He was straightforward in his response to them and their doctrine. During Jesus' ministry he gave many names to the Pharisees.
He called them a brood of vipers (who would want to spend time with them?!), evil, hypocrites, blind fools and guides. He told them that they didn't know God, that they worshipped him in vain, and that the kingdom of God would be taken from them. Jesus exposed them for wanting to be seen and justified in the sight of men and that they caused people to be lost because of their teachings.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. MEDITATION
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind:
whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead mens bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:13-33 (KJV-See also Luke 11.)
Why was Jesus so upset with these people? What had they done that so angered him? To answer these questions, one must study the remarks made against them. All will not be covered, but let's touch on some.
In Matthew 5:20, Jesus makes a statement about the righteousness of the Pharisees:
"For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (KJV)
What was wrong with the righteousness of the Pharisees? The answer is that they stood in their own righteousness and not God's.
The Bible tells us that our righteousness is as filthy rags in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6). Man cannot justify himself. No matter what good deeds he does, no matter how many rules he keeps, he cannot make himself righteous. Until he realizes the Divinity within himself.
Examine a few verses dealing with the subject of righteousness. Deuteronomy 6:25 says:
"And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us."
By obeying the law and keeping the commandments one would then be considered righteous. There was a problem here in that it wasn't necessarily an inward righteousness but rather one which was granted to them by obedience to the law. You could have been obedient in your outward actions, yet the condition of your heart could show differently.
This applies to some in today's churches who hold steadfast to doctrine which has been added to God's Word.
They refuse to break from the tradition of men. They bind heavy burdens on the people. They distort the beauty and truth of God's Word and make serving God a hardship with long lists of rules to keep.
Though they are shown that their rules and by-laws have no biblical foundation, they continue to embrace and teach them.
They despise those who do not walk as they do. They barely fellowship with those not in their particular group. They change the attitudes of their converts from one of love to that of pride and self-righteousness and even fear.
They shun or judge those who do not follow the letter of their law. They refuse to see the harm they have caused. Surely the fences they've erected for years must remain so we may better keep God's commandments.
There is a desire for sacrifice and not mercy. Thus the spirit of Phariseeism continues.
Christ himself taught, being “in the world but not of the world,” of living and dwelling in the physical world but attuning our innermost being to the currents of the spiritual realm, and if possible even using the physical and the intellectual as great cosmic stepping stones toward the spirit.
In short. these Pharisees are an enmity unto GOD, these gawd men with their fancy robes, funny fish head hats and smoking voodoo purses are a blight unto the earth and all free thinkers and people of wisdom and understanding.
"May they be smote from the face of the earth"
Pharisees of old
Pharisees of today!
Hey!, how am I doing, do am I look convincing? THE SUPREME GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EMOTIONALISM. "When ye pray, you must do so in TRUTH and SPIRIT"
Pharisee. White collar wearing pharisee
In the Bible the scribes were the tax collectors, the pharisees were the High Priests, the religious righteous, the Church. Now the Bible was NOT written for the people who lived thousands of years ago, it was written for all eternity, for you now, today and tomorrow.
Pharisees high priests
In the Bible Jesus rebukes the Pharisees and the Scribes, because they are godly on the OUTSIDE but not on the INSIDE, they are HYPOCRITES, doesn't this describe religion perfectly, with all their ceremonies, their fancy robes and garb, their trinkets and beads, their reading and teaching you the bible stories LITERALLY!
Today it's no different, "That which is yesterday, is today, and that which is today, will be tomorrow, there's nothing new under the sun" says the bible.
Today the High priests (the Pharisees) are religion, the religious cults on the earth, the Jerry Faldwell's, Pat Robertsons, The Jack van Impe's, Creflo Dollar, schuller, Swaggart, the Crouches, Bin Ladens, Ayatollah's, mullah's and this stuff and Etal.
"If a homo ever looks at me with lust in his eyes ill kill him"
They make you blind, they keep you from the truth, they are the blind leading the blind, and Jesus said stay away from these fools, just read the following verses and it will be clear, that Jesus was not fond of religion or the government system, he called them Vipers, and that's just what they are, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Chapter 156
You got to dig those fish head hats on these pharisees! They look real important.
The scribes and Pharisees are angered. Jesus rebukes them for their hypocrisy. He laments over Jerusalem (the higher mind). The widow's mite. Jesus delivers his farewell address to the people in the temple (the brain).
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: "This means they pretend to Be of God, ordained by god, and try and fool you with their outward godliness."
WOW!! GOD MEN everywhere. White washed tombs, Jesus said.
Their burdens are heavy!!! But we really don't need them, for they have shut up the kingdom of god, because they have not gone IN THEMSELVES, not taught the people to go IN.
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
"How true, they give you heavy burdens, they tell you that you have to give ten percent of your earnings to them (burden) and that you will go to hell if you don't join them and stay with them (burden) very HEAVY. you see!
Now this guy looks really important, he would make a good boot black.
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. "here Jesus says do NOT do what they do, don't be a part of it, period"
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments "they only want their works to be seen of men, and they have multiplied like so many flies and gnats on every street corner of this EARTH (enlarged the borders of their garments) God cannot possibly see their works, because they don't go WITHIN.
Phylacteries are things like bowls, bells, beads, candles, funny hats, incense urns and all the religious bunglaboogie you see used in the Priestcraft. Real important stuff to God.
eating Jesus crackers
And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. " do not call these BEARDS RABBI RABBI, it's plain isn't it.But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
"Again if you teach God's word, do not allow anyone to call you RABBI, because only Jesus is the RABBI"
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. "Self evident" no explanation needed is there??
Dead bones, hypocrites!
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. " gods kingdom is shut (locked up) by them (religion) because not once did they teach you to go WITHIN yourself in meditation, did they?
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves " If you allow them to take you into their DEN, you will one more brainwashed child of HELL!"
look at these poor unsuspecting fools, bowing to these self proclaimed Godmen
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness "again, they look godly on the outside, because they wear official looking garb, or wear suits on TV, but they are as dead bones inside."
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? There you have it! Jesus telling you to stay away from robe wearing morons and fools, from anyone who stand on a PULPIT an inch higher than you, stay away.
Poor woman, she's brainwashed.
Another HOLY man!
Well, you get the IDEA, we don't need these white washed tombs.
Bearded and very religious looking. A white washed tomb.
Kiss of Ayatollah
It seems like a kiss by Ayatollah Hakim of Iraq caused the most number of reactions on my comments section.
Some of them very interesting too. So, since it is the sweeps month and the way to gain traffic is to share such intimate moments, I am including the image below (courtesy of nima) of "Supreme Leader" Ayatollah Khamenei comforting a wounded soldier. Get your minds out of the gutter now.
Religion has to be the most hideous of all the earths sickness combined.
Poor lady got caught holding hands with a Man. This is a terrible high crime, Oh My!!! The hanging of just this one woman, today in the modern world, warrants someone to obliterate these jackasses off the face of the earth!!
Guard that religious palace with HOLY machine guns, Yes!
Jesus is my greatest mentor, that's why I killed thousands of people, just like his Daddy did in the Old Testament.
Poor Jack, he doesn't have a clue!!
Even Lamas are not exempt, the Dalia Lama is just the eastern version of the Pope.
"When God speaks to you, you better praise Him, you better go to the phone and sow $71.21. Believing God will increase your greatness." (Paula White, TBN, Praise-A-Thon, March 29, 2004)
"I know the phones are jammed right now, but go to the phone and sow $71.21 for the next 12 months according to Psalm 71:21. Believing God will increase your greatness." (Paula White, TBN, Praise-A-Thon, March 29, 2004)
"I believe tonight that God will do a master breakthrough in your life. When God speaks to you go to the phone and give $71.21 for 12 months and God will increase your greatness and do something great in your life." (Paula White, TBN, Praise-A-Thon, March 29, 2004)
"The Whites (Paula White) live in a $2.1 million, 8,000-square-foot home facing Tampa Bay. Their ministry owns a jet airplane, a Cadillac Escalade and a Mercedes-Benz sedan."
("Popular TV preachers," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 18, 2003)
Those eye lashes are a dead give away, the bakers bilked billions from the poor sheep masses.
Arnold Murray once went for his 45 auto pistol, to confront an intruder in his ministry, he keeps it in his drawer, at the desk he preaches from.
This Pharisee teaches revelations LITERALLY, and says that horses will fly out of the sky, the only thing flying is his imagination, and Rexella all the way to the bank.
For several years, I have watched with great interest the ministry of Dr. Jack Van Impe. I have listened ti him preach.
I have studied his personal life. I have observed the mighty hand of God upon him. Without question, he is one of the greatest preachers of our generation. Rev. Jerry Falwell
The latest controversy to put the spotlight on Jimmy Swaggart happened just this past September (2004).
In a televised broadcast of a sermon from his church in Louisiana, Swaggart went on a rant against gay marriage. In the course of his sermon, his voice got serious and he said.
"And I'm gonna be blunt and plain; if one [a gay man] ever looks at me like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.
Reverend claimed that the more money you sent him, the more money god would give you. So you were making a divine investment by paying him. Popoff claimed that God would speak to him, and tell him specific ailments that people had.
Then during his sermon he would call out the names, ailments, and sometimes addresses of individuals who would stand up in the crowd and be healed.
In 1986, James Randi, a famous debunker, revealed that it was wife speaking to him through a ear phone, not God. Psychic skeptic, brought a radio scanner to a popoff sermon and intercepted what Popoff was claiming to be the voice of God.
Mr. howdy doody himself, known as the farting preacher, because he's really full of hot air
The "Profit" Robert Tilton
Rogue of the YEAR
The gate of heaven, watch this video, this sums it all up.
Gate of Heaven Tilton
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GAS every where.
LISTEN real CAREFUL
Ian't that somethin
wolf in sheep's clothing
He once said on TV, that he wished he had a Holy Ghost machine gun, so he could kill all the bad guys.
You wouldn’t know it by hearing most preachers on T.V. today. But the truth is, God doesn’t need your money. Remember, God’s city is made out of pure gold, and owns all the cattle on a thousand hills. So what does man made money have to do with it? Especially since Jesus specifically said you can’t serve God and mammon at the same time.
How does this fit in with the Kingdom of God? As I’ve mentioned in a previous article “God doesn’t need your money", God cannot be bought with our man made financial system. A dollar bill is simply a little piece of paper, it has no value. Gold and silver is of no value to God because it’s all His anyway.
We buy things from God with our own time and energy. Time and energy that is already being used up and tied up in other things of the world. We simply have to transfer that time and energy and turn it towards the Kingdom of God. We’re already giving ourselves to things during a 24 hour time span, we just have to redirect it towards the Kingdom within.
"Look not lo here, nor lo there, for the kingdom of god is WITHIN you"
God doesn't need your money, he needs ten percent of your time, to seek within, in meditation.
The only ones that need your money are these sideshow clowns, acrobats and slithery serpents, so they can pay for their jet set life style, Christian style, and their fancy million dollar homes.
Jesus said to stay away from these vipers, and whitewashed tombs, will you do what Jesus said?
Crotch,crawl I mean crouch, another lying Godman, bilking millions of dollars from poor unsuspecting fools.
The biggest known white washed tomb. He has to be the all time biggest wolf in sheep's clothing.
Copeland, another Pharisee, without a clue!
The biggest Pharisee, viper, whitewashed tomb that ever lived, his son is an exact clone, he looks so much like pat it's downright scary, and lies just like his daddy.
No clue Hagee
Schuller the all important robe wearing Pharisee.
Give me money, and god will repay you ten fold
Notice his name is DOLLAR, Creflo Dollar that is, and he's got plenty of them too, from all the poor fools that send their hard earned DOLLARS to him.
He is a prosperity preacher, meaning that if you give him TEN percent of your money, you will be planting seeds, and God will reward you with more MONEY.
The Bible is a spiritual book, concerned with man's soul, it is not about his MONEY.
Of course they pullout the texts and read them LITERALLY and convince you that God is talking about MONEY. (Dollars), and he's got plenty of em!
It seems that there is not one program broadcast by T.B.N. (trust me, I have watched them all, and if anyone is curious, it is something akin to having every one of your fingernails pulled out with a pair of pliers) which does not, at some point in the broadcast, ask the viewer for money.
Whether in the form of paying for a prayer from the minister (who, by the way, may very well be MC Hammer), a prayer handkerchief (that's the best one) or simply a donation to guarantee you remain on the good side of the Lord, the entire network is based around bilking people out of their money.
Pat Robertson (most dangerous man in America) has gone on record, several times, accusing Islam (the entire religion) as being "wicked" and "heretical." ...Jimmy Swaggert has gone on record saying that it is funny to kill gays, and was caught with his hand in the proverbial cookie jar with a young woman who was most certainly not his wife.
They teach the unsuspecting poor fools, that if you send them money, you are planting money seeds, and that God will reward you and give you ten percent return on your seed, I can do better that that with the right investments. Money seeds, really now?
And Ol opossum head Robertson always pulls someone with a testimonial out of his ass. I wonder how much they have to pay for those phony testimonials?
You can believe it, if you want to, but it's an unadulterated, crock of sh..
They prey on the feeble minded, be string and RESIST these (sic) potato heads.
The Television Evangelists
The most visible effects of the evangelical revival are the religious radio and TV programs. Almost all these programs are of the fundamentalist persuasion. In the eighties it was the television programs that was capturing the imagination the Christian public.
These programs featured fundamentalist preachers such as Jimmy Swaggart, Jerry Falwell in his Old Time Gospel Hour, Pat Robertson and his 700 Club and Jim and Tammy Bakker in their PTL Club.
Their preaching is a mixture of quotations from the Bible, endless warnings against the evils of "secular humanism" and unceasing requests for financial contributions from the viewers.
With an estimated total viewership of ten million, the money these preachers raked in were, by any reckoning, immense. In his heyday Jimmy Swaggart was making close to US$140 million a year.
The Bakkers were close behind with an estimated yearly income of US$130 million.Jerry Falwell netted, by his own reckoning, about US$60 million a year.
The money, which was meant for their ministry, went to maintain their extravagant lifestyles. Swaggart bought himself a US$ 1.5 million mansion. In his show of fatherly affection, he bought another mansion, worth US$700,000 for his son, Donnie.
The Bakkers had bought mansions and luxury cars. As a measure of their decadent lifestyle, it should be mentioned that even the doghouse was air-conditioned. Pat Robertson owned a Georgian mansion and a country house.
Even the lesser lights of TV evangelism lived luxuriously. Peter Poppoff used to earn, in the years before the damning revelation by the arch-skeptic James Randi, at least US$15 million a year. He lived like a king.
He owned a US$800,000 mansion and many luxury cars. His monthly expenses included a US$5,000 to an interior decorator who was remodelling the Poppoff's residence at a cost of US$300,000. He was even reported to have regularly hired limousine to take him and his wife to dinner downtown: the cost was US$145 per trip for the car and US$200 for the dinner.
Who are the people who give so freely to support these extravagant lifestyles? Surveys show that they are mainly poor elderly women with ages ranging from 50 to 75, with 71 as the peak age of giving.
Many of these live on social welfare and some are even in nursing homes. The donations, mainly in cheques of five to ten dollars are mainly all, perhaps more than, these women can afford to give.
Apart from directly soliciting for donations in the TV shows, another favorite method of the TV evangelists is the use of computerized mail made to look and sound personal.
This method is dishonest, to say the least, as the letters always sounded as though the evangelists was personally responding to each and every donor. With tens of thousands of letters sent out each week, simple common sense will tell us that is an impossible thing to do.
The letters sometimes even come with a religious gimmick. One example is the "sacred handkerchief" imbued with the preacher's sweat. Alex Poppoff once bought 36,000 of these handkerchiefs (at US 25 cents a piece), had his people tore each into three and then sent each of these to the faithful.
The letter accompanying this piece of cloth claimed that Poppoff had actually mopped his brow with it. Based on the 108,000 pieces that was mailed out, he must have sweated a lot!
The letters and the ideas for soliciting funds are not even original to the preachers. They are prepared by professionals who know how to create crisis situations to enable the preacher to beg for more money.
The same professional that wrote the letters for Poppoff also composed letters for other evangelists such as Oral Roberts and Rex Humbard.
On the subject of soliciting money, the name Oral Roberts, one of the all-time greats in the field, should never be forgotten. Oral, born in 1918, is certainly one of the most longest lasting preachers in the fundamentalist circuit.
The Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a US$500 million conglomerate consisting of a university (modestly named the Oral Roberts University), a hospital and a medical research center.
All these were funded with money donated by his electronic flock. By the mid-eighties, however, due to intense competition from other evangelists, the donation coming in to Oral's ministry began to dry up and his empire began to crumble.
The desperate Oral came up with a method of soliciting funds that was probably copied by him from the hostage holding middle east terrorists. On January 4th 1987, he announced over his TV show that God had told him to raise US$8 million by the end of March.
Should he fail to raise that required amount, he said, God will "send him home." (i.e. to heaven) The response of reasonable people was one of outrage. The Tulsa Tribune called his threat an "emotional blackmail." But his followers were convinced believers, and the money started rolling in, at US$160,000 a day.
One can imagine the poor old women scraping whatever savings they may have and sending it to Reverend Roberts so that he can stay on earth for a few more years. To top it all up, the owner of a dog racing tack in Florida wrote Oral a cheque for US$1.3 million. Oral's life was saved! And so was his bank account.
With the exception of Pat Robertson, who was a Yale Law School graduate, none of the evangelists had had much education. Jerry Falwell was an engineering school dropout of Lynchburg College.
It should be mentioned that Dr. Jerry Falwell's PhD is an honorary one, for theology, from the Tennessee Temple Bible College in Nashville.Jim and Tammy Bakker were both dropouts from a Bible College in Minneapolis. Jimmy Swaggart never even finished high school!
With such a collection undistinguished academic under-achievements it is not surprising that these evangelists are anti all things rational and intellectual. Tammy Bakker once warned against too much education:
"You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God." Jerry Falwell is on record with a warning to his followers not to read any other books other than the Bible.
Their general lack of education, together with their complete acceptance of the generally intolerant message of the Bible have made these men bigots. These evangelists, and many of their followers, are anti-secular humanists, anti-communists (in the days before the fall of the Berlin Wall), anti-homosexuals and anti-women's rights. An example of this attitude can be seen in the following excerpt from a sermon by Jimmy Swaggart:
I'm tired of liberal, communist fellow travellers tearing down our country. I'm tired of pot-smoking and alcoholic ne'er-do-wells living on welfare. I'm tired of God-reviling "secular humanists" telling us we can have prayers in our schools.
Another prominent evangelist within this mould is Jerry Falwell. He called for a return to the "McCarthy era where we register all communists and send them back to Russia."
Falwell also headed a political pressure group (now defunked) originally called the Moral Majority, which subsequently changed its name to the Liberty Federation. It boasted, in its heyday of some four million registered Christian voters. Due to its smooth organization, it exerted considerable political muscle.
Any politicians who supported "unChristian" bills in the Senate or Congress are warned by the group to step back in line or be prepared to lose their jobs. Examples of "unChristian" bills include allocation of funds for research in social science, allowing abortion and disallowing prayer in schools. At least four politicians were forced out by the Moral Majority: George McGovern, Frank Church, Birch Bayh and John Buchanan.
Falwell's reason for wanting to curb homosexual rights is definitely scriptural. He once thundered: "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!" His Moral Majority also succeeded in blocking the passage of the Equal Rights Amendments in fifteen states.  In this anti-equal rights for women crusade, Falwell has the staunch support of Pat Robertson.
Although Falwell's fortune has suffered of late (due to lack of support-his Moral Majority had to close down 1989), he still remains very much in the news. In 1999, his National Liberty Journal ran an article attacking the television series Teletubbies by claiming that one of its lead character "Tinky Winky" is gay.
The show is a show for preschoolers showing four characters (Laa Laa, Po, Dipsy and Tinky Winky) and were dressed in colourful costumes attractive to its audience.
Yet, Falwell's magazine article claim that Tinky Winky's purple costume and triangular shaped headgear are gay pride symbols! Thus the Teletubbies creator have a sinister aim of providing a positive gay role model for little kids!
Needless to say, this ludicrous "outing" of a children's show character made Falwell the butt of jokes in late night TV shows and newspapers columnists. It was this "outing" perhaps that led Robert Boston, the communications director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State to call Jerry Falwell a "has-been"
This then is a short introduction to the main figures at the forefront of the fundamentalist revival. Many critics of this modern day fundamentalism tend to assert that their teachings is a perverted form of Christianity.
But it is the contention of this author that these fundamentalists do not represent a new development in Christianity, but are in fact true to its spirit. We have seen from the previous chapters that Christianity had always been intolerant and anti-reason. The "natural" base of the religion is fundamentalism, as the political scientist Charles L. Liebman pointed out:
propensity to religious extremism does not require explanation since it is entirely consistent with the basic religious tenets and authentic orientations. It is religious moderation and religious liberalism, the willingness of religious adherents to accommodate themselves to their environment, to adapt their behavioral and belief patterns to prevailing cultural norms, to make peace with the world, that requires explanation.
Even the practice of soliciting money from poor elderly folks have its scriptural base:
And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
One can just imagine the elderly followers of Falwell, Robertson, Swaggart, Roberts and Poppoff putting every dollar from their social security cheques and finding solace in the passage above.
Modern fundamentalist evangelicalism is no different from the Christianity of history; at least in the social harm in brings both to believers and non-believers.
Baker wasn't even close to Jimmy Swaggart, this guy had the ability to say 'Mesopotamia' and bring an audience to tears, he stole millions including an old lady dying of cancer in California who left all her will to him under a brainwash method, I think the lady's family contested the will, at the end this guy was caught while doing the easy women somewhere near Baton Rouge in Louisiana..☺
Asker's Rating: star star star star star
I believe your right. I remember the Baton Rouge story. I slept at the Salvation Army homeless shelter in Asheville, N.C. years ago and found out Baker was doing his time down stairs where the big screen TV & the pool table was all nice and carpeted it was like a resort !!!
Oral, well, what can I say?
If I don't get more traffic, the Lord's going to call me Home.
Think back with me to the moment Oral Roberts claimed that GOD would call him home if he didn't raise 1,000,000 dollars.
What a BRILLIANT ultimatum! Who dared call Oral's bluff? The believers across the world coughed up the ransom, and now Mr. Roberts will always be known as the best marketer in the entire world.
Two face Pharisee Jackson
Joseph Smith, and his angelic visitation. Please!!
One of the sickest religions this side of the Suez canal
Luther Small (pea brain)
Israel is pulling out of a $50 million deal with US TV evangelist Pat Robertson after he said Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution.
Tourism Ministry spokesman Ido Hartuv said Israel would not sign a contract with Mr Robertson to build a biblical theme park by the Sea of Galilee.
Mr Robertson suggested on his popular TV show the stroke was a punishment for Israel's withdrawal from Gaza.
His remarks were condemned by the US government and American Jewish groups.
Mr Robertson was leading a group of evangelical Christians hoping to build the Galilee World Heritage Park.
You read the Bible: This is my land, and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he's going to carve it up and give it away, God says no, this is mine
The centre was expected to cover nearly 35 acres (14 hectares) north-east of the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
It would have had a park, an auditorium, a Holy Land exhibition, outdoor amphitheatres, information centre and a media studio.
The Israeli government had tentatively agreed to provide land and infrastructure for the center in the hope of generating millions of dollars from tourism.
But relations soured when Mr Robertson said God wanted Israel to be whole and undivided and had therefore punished Mr Sharon for Israel's pull-out from the Gaza Strip last year.
"You read the Bible: This is my land, and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he's going to carve it up and give it away, God says no, this is mine," he said last week.
Mr Hartuv said his government was furious with Mr Robertson's remarks.
"We were due to sign a contract in the near future with Mr Roberson for the construction of a new Christian heritage centre in the Galilee," he told the AFP news agency.
"We, as the State of Israel, cannot accept what he said and we will not do any business with him or with anyone else who agrees with his view."
But Mr Hartuv insisted Israel had not rejected outright the idea of building the center.
"The contract is still open just not with Mr Robertson."
"If there are other Christian leaders, they are most welcome to sign a contract to bring Christian tourists to the state of Israel."
Mr Robertson is no stranger to controversy.
He was forced to apologize last year for calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
The above are such good actors they should have pursued a career in Hollywood.
Shut these clowns up, once and for all.
Open wide, so I can insert JeZeus into your mouth, wow, you need a teeth cleaning.
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The vast majority of TV preachers are "charismatic/pentecostal", who make claims of miraculous healings if you send in your cash. All the TV preachers on this page are "charismatic/pentecostal".
Take this quiz and find out how much you know about these men.
1. This televangelist has been known to heal phlegm and once, successfully, rebuked a hurricane from heading toward his TV production complex. (Pat Robertson)
2. Who said, "You’d be surprised how well you can praise God in the back seat of a Rolls Royce Phantom 5." (Rev. Ike)
3. Which televangelist said Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel out of her side, taught that Adam could fly and believes the Godhead is actually nine (count ‘em-nine) entities?
4. Who said, "IF you’re an intellectual, you’ll probably go to hell for it." (Jonathan BelI)
5. Which televangelist teaches that Jesus was rich and the Apostles were successful businessmen with plenty of money? (Fred Price)
6. When sentencing this televangelist to 10 years in prison For money laundering, mail fraud, conspiracy, and interstate transportation of stolen property the judge said "You’ve picked the last flake of flesh from the carcass of the widow you defrauded." (Jim Whittington)
7. Who felt he had to go to a psychiatrist to find out whether or not he was homosexual? (Jim Bakker)
8. Who reports that U.S. interstate highway signs are coded to let U.N. troops know where to attack in order to usher in a one-world government? (Jack & Rexela Van Impe)
9. Who wishes he could have a Holy Ghost machine gun so he can kill his enemies? (Benny Hinn)
10. Which televangelist was banned from British television for airing unsubstantiated testimonials? (Morris Cerullo)
11. Which televangelist, while being sentenced for tax fraud, was asked by the judge if he was from another planet? (WV Grant)
12. Whose first miracle witnessed was the healing of a pet chicken? (Jan Crouch)
13. Who, when accused of a sexual impropriety defended himself by saying a demon had duplicated him, and that if you see him doing anything bad, it’s not the real him? (Bob Larson)
14. This preacher proudly displayed himself in bed with a bevy of Playboy Playmates. (Gene Scott)
15. Who stars in his own worse-than-B movies and charges $930 for his Bible course on tape? (Kenneth Copeland)
16. Which televangelist owns his own mountain top? (Pat Robertson)
17. Who bought Twitty City and believes white hair is most often found among the holy? (Paul Crouch)
18. This current televangelist was exposed years ago for receiving "words of knowledge" not from God, but from his wife via radio transmitter. (Peter Popoff)
19. When an FCC investigation into his organization’s Finances Found that $ 13 million was unaccounted for, this preacher explained, "Satan got into our computer and lost the money (Jim Bakker)
20. This preacher sells elderships to his church by mail. (Morris Cerullo)
21. Who claims U.N troops are currently hiding out in U.S. national parks? (Jack & Rexela Van Impe)
22. While in federal prison this televangelist was publicly claiming to have repented, yet he was selling copies of his appeals papers proclaiming his innocence. (Jim Bakker)
23. Who failed to meet Better Business Bureau standards of reporting income from fund-raising activities? (All TV evangelists listed here)
Known as the smiling preacher, he has bilked hundreds of millions of dollars from those poor unsuspecting Houstonians. down there in Texas.
The latest star among the Christian world is Joel Osteen, pastor of nondenominational Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Osteen claims the nation’s largest congregation with over 30,000 members.
Lakewood recently purchased the colossal Compaq Center, formerly home of the NBA’s Houston Rockets. After a whopping $95 million in renovations, the Compaq Center now houses Osteen’s empire called Lakewood Church. Osteen continually sells out huge arenas (at $10 a ticket) across the country.
(on eBay Osteen’s tickets list for over $100—can you say $ch-ching$?)
Who are these godmen with their fancy robes, funny fish head hats, smoking voodoo purses and mojo sticks.
I don't know if you know this or not, but YOU don't need them.
I will repeat this! YOU DO NOT NEED THEM!!!!!
Gawd on earth, the sweet Christ, big papa Dukas gawdman himself, sitting on his Throne. Get a clue people!!!
Big Papa and his Jesus mojostick
Can't you see through the thin vernier, into their falseness?
Not only am I saying it, but Jesus said IT!
WAKE UP! said Paul.
You have seen religion at work.
They have never taught you that the BIBLE is MYTHOLOGY with a deep beautiful hidden account of the Kundalini experience, and they never will, because they don't get it. It's PARABLES. Allegory, DARK sayings (mythology) but it has a HIDDEN MEANING, that you can't learn from them!
Again, just remember this!
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. (KJV)
The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.
Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say and do not do.
Matthew 23:3 (NKJV)
See it? Do NOT according to them!
But that's your choice.
Yeast (or leaven) of the Pharisees (or Prushim), and the Samaritans
The yeast of the world, or should I say BEAST!
Yeast is something that puffs-up, or adds changing the volume of what it is corrupting
It's the Lust of the EGO, pride, envy, power, etc,,, A little bit of leaven (yeast) leaven s (corrupts) the whole LUMP (world)
Religion is just like voodoo and the voodoo dolls. They stick their pins (thoughts) in your mind, and then pain ensues.
This is good voodoo, actually Jimi was more spiritual than any other on this entire page
There is a tribe in the Philippines that torture pigs by sticking wooden spears into them. The more the pig squeals supposedly the more spirits enter the pig and bring good fortune on the village.
The longer the pig squeals before it dies, supposedly the more good fortune. Why on earth would spirits want to enter a suffering pig? What evidence is there that this sacrificial magic works?
What evidence is there than any sacrificial magic works? The only example I can think of is painlessly sacrificing the best seeds to the “gods“ to bring benefit. Sacrifice is usually an excuse for sadism.
Obviously this sadism comes from reading the bible LITERALLY, as when jesus sent evil spirits into pigs and then sent them to their deaths.
"8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
The Miracle of the Gaderene Swine.
8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters."
The central ceremony of Christianity involves ritual cannibalism, It is done very daintily on white linen, but still the idea is barbaric.
Catholic and Southern Baptists continue to encourage prejudice against women. They refuse to allow women to take part in the leadership of the church. Women were chattels in Biblical times, and Kristians want to return to those times.
Kristians take great pleasure in tormenting gays, treating them as second class citizens. In the past they did the same with blacks, using the bible to justify their petty snobbery. What is so galling is the hypocrisy.
They pretend to do this in the name of love and good will. They hate fun, love and kindness. They despise people who enjoy their lives. They want everyone to lead lives as cramped and miserable as theirs.
It's all the work of the PHARISEES, RELIGION!
Kristiantity focuses on of pointless sacrifice and pain. Because the Pharisees interpret the bible Literally!!
concerning christinas and the crosses they wear around their necks.
Nice sentiment, but do you think IF Jesus comes back, he's really going to want to look at a cross?
Do you believe them bubbles?
See even bubbles can't be fooled!
You need some of these.
Take a look at some more of these whitewashed tombs, empty shells, look at their faces, and their eyes, and you will see why Jesus rebuked them.
Who messed it all up?
KJV Jeremiah 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
KJV Jeremiah 22:22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
KJV Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.
KJV Jeremiah 23:2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.
You pastors have scattered my flock. How true. Not only scattered from one another but hating and bombing and killing one another. You have driven them away. Away from what. Away from the Garden of Eden.
The right hemisphere of the brain mind that is Gods and according to the pastors, off limits to the flock.
I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, and that certainly has begun.
Now you might initially think that references to pastors impacts negatively on our theory that all of the Bible references things inside of you. Not so.
In this case the word pastor means your beliefs. The things inside of you that have come from the outside. It is your beliefs that have been nurtured by pastors in organized religion that have separated you from God.
In other words pastors are inside of you because their teachings, their thoughts, their beliefs, their traditions are inside of you. Those beliefs and teachings and traditions have separated you from God.
You must go from the poison of religion to the number SEVEN
This is exactly what religion is, the living dead.
Islamic law hangs two young teens, because they were seen together.
We need to clean the leaven out of the house, once and for all.
praying to a cement wall, do you see anything wrong with this
Hinn: God will be the final judge
Mass hypnotism, unproven healings, an extravagant lifestyle and lack of financial accountability are some of the allegations levelled against US televangelist Benny Hinn in the six hour, three DVD set The Many Faces of Benny Hinn.
The 53 year-old televangelist, whose real name is Toufik “Tutu” Benedictus Hinn, was born in Israel but moved to Canada with his parents. For 30 years he has held crusades all over the world from which he broadcasts highlights on his television show This is Your Day.
The investigative tapes were being offered by general secretary of the Sanatan Maha Sabha Sat Maharaj who waged a campaign to prevent Hinn from entering the country and holding his three-day crusade at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, which ends this afternoon.
They were produced by the Trinity Foundation, a Dallas-based televangelist watchdog group led by president Ole Athony. The bulk of the tapes feature investigative pieces on Hinn from various television news shows including Dateline NBC and CNN News.
The news reports are mixed together with clips from Hinn’s television show which features him making statements such as not wanting to drive a Mercedes Benz if it would cause a brother to stumble-in a later report he is shown driving just that make of automobile-that only people who gave to God’s work would survive an impending disaster and admitting that he had said some “stupid things” in the past.
He is also shown predicting that TBN would become an extension of heaven on Earth and that people would be bringing their dead relatives up to the television to be resurrected.
Evangelist Benny Hinn is controversial for his frequently aberrant - and at times heretical theology, his unorthodox practices, and his false claims. Nevertheless, large numbers of people who identify themselves as Christians follow and, often, appear to worship this preacher.
Book: The Confusing World of Benny Hinn
Research resources on Benny Hinn
The series also featured comedic pieces poking fun at Hinn on Comedy Central’s Daily Show and late night talk shows.
In the various interviews with Anthony, who appears in most of the reports, he describes Hinn as goofy, a liar, a mass hypnotist and a showman “marketing” miracles and damaging the faith of his followers.
In an HBO report neuroscientists also describe Hinn’s healing methods as mass hypnotism and his visions, which include angels and Jesus Christ, as a “God experience” that could be recreated with electrical stimulation of the temporal lobes.
They also compare his ministering style with those used by Adolf Hitler to marshal his Nazi troops.
Hinn said the HBO report made him “sick to his stomach” because it broadcast only five minutes of a two-hour interview.
In the different investigations the interviewers report on attempts to verify miracles at Hinn’s crusades, with some using a greater sample than others. The people who they had tracked down either were never healed, had their symptoms return or had died.
A Dateline NBC reporter noted that though Hinn claimed that the follow-up process to healings were exhaustive and well documented the investigators were refused any proof of the healings.
Hinn’s ministry said that it was impossible to investigate all the healings and the evangelist noted that it was possible to be healed and lose it.
He said that he recognised that it was not him but Jesus who was the answer to people’s problems and repeatedly noted that he does not heal anyone.
In the 60 Minutes report in 1998 the reporter opened by declaring that Benny Hinn is a “dangerous fake” and a shameless salesman selling false hope.
The report featured people who had been declared healed but still suffered with their illness, including one woman who had stopped taking her doctor’s medication.
Hinn said that neither he nor his staff would recommend that anyone throw away their medicine or stop going to their doctors.
He also advised that after someone got healed they should wait a year. He said, however, that even if 50 per cent of the people who said they were healed on the programme were actually healed it would still give someone hope.
One case of healing that Maharaj has been focusing on is the death of Marcano Siewkumar who went to Hinn’s crusade in Trinidad in 1999 and was told he was healed of heart disease, kidney failure and hypertension. Siewkumar, who had forsaken his Hindu background for Christianity, died soon after of his illness.
Rev Sandra Mansingh Vallie, who also attended the crusade, had a different experience. She told the Sunday Express before the first crusade she was a prostitute, drug user and Benny Hinn critic.
When a fractured hip she had suffered as a child started to affect her spine and lumba area and she lost her ability to walk. Vallie said she spent all the money she had on doctors and visited pundits, obeahmen and also took a “bush bath”.
“I try all the gods I knew excepting Jesus Christ,” she said.
She recalled laying on three chairs at the crusade and, after responding to Hinn’s call for people to lay hands on where they were ill, she touched her back and felt “electricity” on her body.
She slowly put her feet down and finally stood up, crying under the “anointing”. Vallie noted that after her healing she decided she wanted God and gave up her life of prostitution and drug use.
Besides criticism of healings the other major issue in the investigations was the finances of Benny Hinn Ministries. In the reports the ministry was described as a religious empire that brings in US $100 million, tax free because it is a church, annually in donations.
The evangelist is presented as having an opulent lifestyle that included a $3 million home with his wife and children, staying in five star hotels and a leased personal jet.
Hinn said the ministry paid nothing for his home or car and reported that his income is from his salary, which he noted is between US$500,000 and US$1 million annually, and from the sale of book royalties.
The ministry said his followers know Hinn’s schedule is relentless and his territory the whole world and the evangelist noted that he disagreed that preachers should live in “sackcloth”.
They also noted that the finances were needed for the expenses of the television show, crusades around the world, staff salaries and for churches and orphanages.
A report in 2005 makes mention of Hinn’s ministry and its assistance of the poor and needy around the world. On the television broadcast, his representatives reported that 20,000 children were fed and clothed around the world and US$20,000 a month was being donated to a hospital in Calcutta, India.
Anthony and other sources in the interviews, including people claiming to be Hinn insiders, also criticised Hinn for the lack of financial accountability of his ministry. They noted that unlike other headline preachers such as Pat Robertson or Oral Roberts, Hinn’s ministries had not made public their accounts or joined the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability.
According to Hinn’s website bennyhinn.org in a 2004 financial accountability audit the money collected during offerings and crusades was divided as follows: four per cent for ministry development, 13 per cent for ministry administrative support, 38 per cent for the broadcast ministry and 45 per cent for international missions and crusades.
In a follow up report by Dateline NBC Hinn told the reporter that his financial board had been replaced because they had been keeping him out the loop regarding the financial workings of the ministry. He added, however, they had not been doing anything illegal.
He noted that if someone was not living right or honestly the anointing would be a curse and not a blessing.
Vallie, who is now a reverend, married and residing in New York, said she looked forward to meeting Hinn for the first time at this year’s crusade.
“He is an anointed man of God, a prophet, a priest and a king (who) God is using in this time and hour through deliverance, healing and teaching,” she said.
According to Anthony, Hinn needed to stop the “hype” and giving God the “worst name in the history of religion”.
As the curtain closes on the second crusade it is likely that there will be more controversy over what occurred during the past three days.
In one interview Hinn predicted that controversy will be a part of his life until the day he died. He said, however, that he answers to a greater power than the general public and so it seems that, in the end, God will be the final judge on who is Benny Hinn. Yes, and he's a charlatan raking in millions of TAX FREE dollars from the unsuspecting sheep (m)asses.
STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS! WE'VE GOT MORE LIERS, BIGOTS AND CHARLATONS THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT.
This is IDOLATRY, a living man praying to a DEAD PLASTER statue, made in a factory. Do you see what's wrong with religion?
"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them" What more do you want?
Hey!, did you hear the one about the drunk driver and the preacher, it's a real knee slapper.
Listening to the whitewashed tombs, will lead you down the highway to hell.
"Now this is a shocker! But God has to be given permission to work in this earth realm on behalf of man.
Yes! You are in control! So if man has control, who no longer has it? God. When God gave Adam dominion, that meant God no longer had dominion. So, God cannot do anything on this earth unless we let Him or give Him permission through prayer" (Prayer: Do You Know What Prayer Is and How to Pray? The Word Study Bible, p. 1178)."
You can't glorify God if you are sick. (Fred Price, Is God Glorified Through Sickness?, Tape #FP605)
Man has made God violate His own word. Have a "Rolls Royce" Faith. (Fred Price, Praise the Lord (TBN), 9/21/90)
God has displeasure in poverty. (Fred Price, Ever Increasing Faith, recorded 11/16/90)
Jesus and the disciples were rich, only rich people could take off for 3.5 years. (Fred Price, Ever Increasing Faith, recorded 11/23/90)
"Yes! You are in control! So, if man has control, who no longer has it? God" (Fred Price, "Prayer: Do You Know What Prayer Is and How to Pray?," The Word Study Bible, 1990. p. 1178).
"Jesus was rich and that He left us with an example to follow. That is why Fred drives a Rolls Royce; he is following Jesus' example!" (Fred Price, An Examination Of The Word-Faith Movement, Richard J. Vincent, 1991)
"how can you glorify God in your body, when it doesn't function right? How can you glorify God? How can He get glory when your body doesn't even work?
What makes you think the Holy Ghost wants to live inside a body where He can't see out through the windows and He can't hear with the ears? What makes you think the Holy Spirit wants to live inside of a physical body where the limbs and the organs and the cells do not function right?
And what makes you think He wants to live in a temple where He can't see out of the eyes, and He can't walk with the feet, and He can't move with the hand? ... The only eyes that he has that are in the earth realm are the eyes that are in the body.
If He can't see out of them then God's gonna be limited" (Frederick K.C. Price, "Is God Glorified Through Sickness?" (Los Angeles: Crenshaw Christian Center, n.d.), audiotape #FP605)
IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HOLY WATER. There is a such thing as, HOLY COW!, someone actually believes there is.
This baby is getting his head wet, do you think that having some guy in a funny suit pouring blessed faucet water onto a babies head will save that baby? Will this now go to heaven?
Jeffery Dommer was baptized as a baby, and so was Hitler.Are they saved because they got their heads wet? Get a clue!!!
"On April 20, 1889, her fourth child, Adolf, was born healthy and was baptized a Roman Catholic."
Hell is real, when you follow these TOMBSTONES.
I'd rather hang out with Spalding, than listen to the liars, standing up their on their liars platform, spewing filth and garbage, bilking billions of dollars out of the innocents of the world. Because the Bible is Ancient Mythology, but they give their sermons, based on Literalism. Sorry, it doesn't work!
What drama! wow!,the big papa dukas should have been an actor.
The corridor to HELL
For give me father, I have sinned against god, I became a churchman, and I became trapped, snared by the promise of heaven, until I saw the light.Today will be my last day in Hell.
Go my son, and say 7 our fathers, and 14 hail mary's, and god will forgive you.
It's a sin against god to go into a real closet and confess your wrong doings to a black collar wearing child molester.
You gotta hand it to the Catholic church though, they are smart.
The confessional was invented to extrapolate information about the enemy,which was everyone that didn't give money to her (the church). Ingenious.
"When thy prey, go into thy closet (yourself) and prey to the father which is in secret" "Call no one father on the face of the earth, except that father which is in heaven" Oh Well!
Religion is the crack pipe, and the Catholic church is the crack.
If I appear to be a little harsher towards the Catholic church, it is for good reason, because it was around 1966, or it could have been 1967 in Houston Texas, I don't remember the exact date or year, maybe because I tried to shove that time out of my mind.
My mother used to drive us to Catechism in an old rambler station wagon, I remember one day after arriving at Catechism and being seated for awhile, a Priest stuck his head in the room and asked the NUN if he could borrow a boy to help him move a few pieces of furniture, I immediately raised my hand, because I so hated Catechism class, it was the most boring thing there was.
So this was a chance to escape the class, even if it was for only ten or fifteen minutes. We went down the hall and went into a room in the back, it was dimly lit, and I thought maybe a light bulb was burnt out, we moved a desk from one corner of the room to another, then all of the sudden this priest asked me if I wanted to go to heaven, and I said yes, then he said come and touch me here (his privates), he said if I did as he told, god would reward me a place in heaven, and that if I ever told anyone, that I would go to hell, and that it was not a good place to go.
I won't get into the details of what this sick bastard made me do, or what he did to me, all I know is that it screwed up my mind for many years, I never told anyone, not my parents, not even my closest friend Brad, because I was afraid of going to hell. Over the years as I thought about it, it did spill over in my life in some ways, so I would drink to get drunk, I cursed like a Sailor, even though I wasn't a sailor, at least not yet.
I hated going to church so much that one day I told my Dad that I would not go back, I didn't want to go anymore, and he let me stay home from then on. I developed a mean streak, I got mad easy at anyone, I didn't know why, I was so confused for so many years, although I hid it well.
Till this day I never told anyone, except right here on this blog page, I don't remember the priests name, nor do I want to. Damn the Catholic church, damn the Vatican, damn all priests.
I hate Catholic priests, I can't stand the words Catholic or Priests, it makes me sick.
The coolest Catholic priest on the planet, lets see if we can find the pope in the pizza.
You can't handle the truth, can you?
NO THEY CAN'T JACK!
RELIGION IS EVIL
I've just read the second article in two days about Mel Gibson's upcoming, self-financed film about the death of Jesus, "The Passion," and the controversy it's already causing before almost anyone has seen it. I just want to add in my two-cents' worth before I've seen it, either.
In point of fact, I don't give a good Goddamn about Gibson's movie or Mel Gibson, for that matter. I think he's a third-rate director and a second-rate actor who's never had the ability to master his American accent, and sounds like he comes from America's 51st state the state of anemia.
As these articles keep pointing out, Mel is part of a religious sect called "Catholic Traditionalists," who didn't even have a church in Los Angeles, so Mel went and built one.
These nuts only perform their services in Latin, and have broken from the Roman Catholic Church over the Vatican's 1965 accord wherein they finally exonerated the Jews for the death of Jesus.
But Mel's not willing to go there. He and the other Traditionalists obviously still harbor a grudge that the Jews were culpable for the death of Jesus.
Perhaps if the Jews actually ran Israel at the time of Jesus' death they would have been responsible, but of course they didn't. The Romans ran Israel and most of the world at that time and it was their rules everyone was following.
Which isn't to say that the Jews themselves might not have executed Jesus for being a rabble-rouser, but they certainly wouldn't have crucified him that's a Roman tradition, and the Romans were rather traditionalists in their own way.
Besides jesus is a greek name and means 888, which is the SUN in greek, so it's evident that Jesus never existed as a man anyway.
You know what? Who gives a flying f--- Hello! This was 2,000 years ago.
But all of this meaningless hoopla just brings up other issues for me. First of all, Jim Caviezel plays Jesus in "The Passion." One more time a gutless motherfucker has cast a gentile as a Jew.
Doesn't this offend anyone else but me? Jesus was Jewish. He was born a Jew, raised a Jew, and died a Jew, and all in the land of the Jews, Israel.
His parents were Jews, all of the apostles were Jews, everyone he knew was Jewish, and if he returned today he wouldn't go to church he'd go to synagogue.
The fact that over a billion Christians get down on their knees and pray to a dead Jew has always amused and fascinated me from the time I was a little kid.
But I'm going to take this whole issue one big step farther. Religion, of any denomination, sect or ilk, is the basis of nearly all that's evil on our lovely planet. Religion is not here to make anything better, it's only purpose to divide and separate us.
We're the chosen people, you're not. Our God is the real God, yours is false and profane. Although we must show love and compassion for other members of our own religion, those of any other can be killed, tortured, and maimed because they're infidels.
Religion, at its very heart, means I'm right and you're wrong, or you're right and I'm wrong, but someones always got to be wrong.
I say that religion is the pretext for evil on our planet. Religion is the method whereby humans can rationalize their awful behavior to other humans and pawn it off as good deeds.
The basis of all Judeo-Christian religions, which includes Islam, is the old testament bible, which states very clearly "Thou Shalt Not Kill."
Although I didn't know it at the time, nor is it even my title, the name of my first film is really much more appropriate: "Thou Shalt Not Kill. Except."
As George Carlin so aptly put it, except "if you believe in another invisible man than I do." In which case the root and basis of all these religions, the ten commandments, can be happily and easily be tossed out.
Evil does not run around in a red devil suit with horns. Evil runs around as fundamentalists of every kind, Christian, Jew, Muslim or Hindu. I'll leave out the Buddhists and the Quakers because I don't think they have ever bothered anybody. But they certainly aren't joining in with the rest of us, either.
Religion is about separation, me and you, them and us, it has nothing to do with living with the rest of humanity in peace. Therefore, religion is the basis of evil.
Catholic priests have been seducing and raping young boys for over a hundred years, but are adamantly against homosexuality.
Muslims say they believe in the ten commandments and that Abraham, Isaac, and Moses were all holy men, but all Muslims believe in the jihad and that anyone who is not a Muslim ought to be, and eventually will be, killed.
Fundamentalist Christians, who also purport to believe in the ten commandments, really believe that when the apocalypse comes and Jesus returns, all the Jews will either have to convert to Christianity or will be killed, and that's perfectly okay.
Of course, Jesus will be in the nearest synagogue praying to Yaweh while this mass murder is going on. And the Jews and Hindus all believe that they are the real chosen people and everyone is just screwed anyway.
This is all moronic, simple-minded, idiotic, pre-civilized, childish thinking. Any name that we knuckleheaded humans can give to this incredible animating power that we call God, be it Jehovah, Jesus, Krishna, Allah, Buddha, or Zoroaster, are all ridiculous bullshit.
As Joseph Campbell, the great historian of mythology, so clearly pointed out, anyone that takes any of these old books of mythology literally has completely missed the point.
The bibles old and new, the Koran, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Book of Zoroaster, and all the rest of the "holy" books are merely collections of mythology.
They are metaphors and parables about how to live your life and how to face death. They are highly imperfect users manuals on how to get through this veil of tears we call life. If you actually believe that Jehovah is an old (white) man with a long beard who is watching each and every one of us over six billion humans and judging us, you're an imbecile.
If you literally believe that Jesus is Jehovah's son, you've decided to turn off a big portion of your brain and not deal with reality. If you literally believe that if you kill an infidel that Allah will bless you with seventy-two virgins in the land of milk and honey, you've definitely got a screw loose. These are all myths. Period.
Yes, there probably were guys named Jesus, Mohammed, and Buddha, but they were humans just like the rest of us. The fact that a lot of other desperate, unquestioning people gathered to them doesn't make them anything other than plain old humans.
Religion is all based on weakness and laziness. It's the throwing in of the towel on the mysteries of life. It's saying, I can't make head or tail out of any of this shit, so I'll just go with what everyone is doing.
If they're all getting down on their knees, eating a cookie and believing it's the body of Christ, then I will too. If they're all wrapping themselves in leather thongs, covering their heads with beanies, and rocking back and forth, that's what I'll do.
If everybody else is bowing to Mecca six times a day, I guess that's what I must do, too. This is the behavior of lemmings following other lemmings off the edge of the cliff.
There is absolutely no difference between praying to Jesus, praying to Jehovah, bowing to Mecca, or lighting incense to Krishna, than there is sieg heiling to Hitler, blindly following Pol Pot into the killing fields, or chopping up Tutsis with machetes. It's all called thoughtless behavior.
It's part of our job as humans to think about and consider our place here on the planet and our position amongst all these other people. The second you abnegate this responsibility, you've fallen into an evil trap.
As the writer Harlan Ellison has said, "We're all the same person under different skins," and that's truly a holy thought. All the religions on Earth want to point out is that we are all different, and we of our religion are better than those other unholy blasphemers.
That's evil. And that is what all religion at its core is all about. Us and them. We're holy, they're infidels.
A word religions seem to really like, particularly the Jews is "tradition," which is the handing down of beliefs or customs from one generation to the next. This is another form of acceptance without questioning.
For several hundred years an American tradition was, "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." A good old Australian tradition was "the Abo-hunt," where they tracked down and shot the Aboriginal people for amusement.
A good old European tradition was the pogrom, where, if your luck had turned sour, go kill some Jews. The Russians loved this tradition, but the French and Germans thought it was a pretty swell tradition, too.
And it's always been a tradition of the Serbs to hate the Croats, the Hutus to hate the Tutsis, whites to hate blacks, Christians to hate Jews, Jews to hate the Palestinians, Hindus to hate the Muslims, and Muslims to hate everybody.
Well, let's just thank God for tradition, sing songs in its praise and dance the Hora.
Karl Marx said that "Religion is the opiate of the masses," and he couldn't have been more correct. Religion is a drug that encourages you to not think for yourself, and, in my very humble opinion, is much worse and far more deadly than heroin, pot, cocaine, and alcohol all put together.
None of these other drugs breeds contempt for other people, but all religions do in one way or another.
Religion is the insidious evil of our planet, and the sooner people start to wake up to that the sooner we can get on to bigger, more important issues like peace and goodwill toward others.
Big Papa in his CLOWN suit complete with his fish head miter hat.
How do I look? Really important huh? Trust me God ordained me to wear this silly outfit. It impresses the hell out of those idiot alter boys.
Holy cow! Just you look at all those holy men, wow!!
Lady "Forgive me father for I have sinned." Dork, "do you have any young boys that may have sinned, please send them to me for confession, I will see that they go to heaven" Lady "yes father."
This is wrong folks, very wrong. It's sickeningly wrong, get a clue!
Religion at work.
Don't let these nincompoops, clowns and actors lead you down the Zombie Hwy.
What we need!
Too bad Jack doesn't know that the book of revelations is mystical and symbolic of the kundalini process,and not LITERAL.
He's made millions of dollars teaching the Revelations WRONG, and his poor unsuspecting wife Trexella believes her wonderful husband must be right, after all he can quote all the scriptures by heart, or are there cue cards on the camera?
His poor wife Trex, I feel sorry for her
You go to church Sunday AFTER Sunday to be mugged by these fraudulent false teachers of BAAL. They rob you and try to sell you prosperity and in the process become rich by deceiving you. YES! "FAT RICH SHINING FALSE PROPHETS"...that is how Jeremiah describes them he said they shine and are waxen fat.
As their cages (consciousness) are full of foul spirits (lower egoic thinking) so are their hearts filled with deceit. Moses said to the people, the Gods (thoughts) that you don't drive out of your lives is going to be a snare to you because you refuse to cast them out.
Brothers and sisters this is just to name a few but these are the robbers in the house of God.They rob you of money, your integrity,your relation with the Father, the truth and the one day the your father gave to you the Shabbath."YES THEY ARE THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE" and dangerous shepherds.
1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. HOW TRUE!!!!!!!
The Pharisees of the Bible stands for the religious ones, the ones with the fancy robes, funny hats and smoking voodoo purses, these are the ones that have shut up God's kingdom. They have made the earth drunk with the wine of their fornication.
They LOOK important, they have wonderful hair and beautiful teeth, and we buy into it, hook line and sinker. Don't be fooled anymore by their seeming authority concerning the Bible, ANYONE that teaches the Bible LITERALLY, ANYONE that says God talks to them, get away from that person as fast as you can.
Religion is evil, religion is the antichrist, the temple that God dwells in, was made WITHOUT any tools, that's because it's the human brain in MEDITATION. "The sound of no TOOL was heard during it's construction, it was made in SEVEN years" seven Chakras, do you see?
"Woe to scribes and pharisees, for you have shut up the kingdom of God, because you have not gone IN yourselves, and taught (suffered) the people to go IN"
Do you see now? Their works is as dead bones, they are empty tombs, they have no idea of the MYSTERIES of the Bible. "don't be a minister of the LETTER (literal) for the LETTER KILLS! It sure does! It Kills figuratively and LITERALLY.
The scribes and Pharisees are angered. Jesus rebukes them for their hypocrisy.
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. How true.
"but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not", here Jesus says do NOT do what they do, don't be a part of it, period.
If you allow a religious person to convert you to their brainwashed status, look what Jesus himself says.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees (religious ones), hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves " If you allow them to take you into their DEN, you will one more brainwashed child of HELL!"
Their, you see, Jesus says YOU will be a TWO fold child of HELL than they are. What more do you want? Do you want to follow Jesus or THEM?
YOU DO NOT NEED THEM ANYMORE. YOU NEVER DID.
George Carlin: “because I gotta’ tell you the truth folks, I gotta’ tell you the truth. When it comes to bullshit, big time, major league bullshit.
You have to stand in awe of the all time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: religion. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people, that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day.
And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.
And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever until the end of time! but he loves you.
He loves you, and he needs money! He always needs money! He’s all powerful, all perfect, all knowing and all wise, somehow, just can’t handle money.
Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story holy shit!!!
HOLY SHIT SUN GOD
Carlins Ten commandments
This is the truth conveyed in the scriptures.
The Inward journey jesus and buddha spoke of. "If your eye be SINGLE, then your body will fill with LIGHT" it's the Pineal gland, the third eye, the LIGHT receptor.
"And even though my flesh shall wither away, YET! in the FLESH shall I see God"
"And I call this place PENIEL (old English spelling) for PINEAL gland.
"I make darkness (meditation) my SECRET place" said God.
" Enter into the CLOSET" yes, because the closet is YOU,in deep meditation, meditating for your enlightenment, so that "your body will fill with LIGHT.
As you meditate and push the Solar plexus energy to the brain, it then touches the two olivera glands at the base of the skull, the energy then goes to the pineal gland, and then into the fornix (furnace) of the brain.
In the Bible Jesus dies at age 33, the energy has passed through the seven chakras, and touched the olivera glands, jesus in the bible steps on the mt. of olives, then jacob saw god face to face where? In the land of pineal. The pineal gland. Shedrach meshac and abendigo, in the book of daniel went into the furnace heated SEVEN times, and the fourth spiritual man appeared.
This is the traditional Kundalini experience and its in the bible, the seven seals on the backside in the book of revelations is your spine, you are the book.
And all this took place in the 22 bones of the skull, the highest consciousness in GREEK, and all of this is GREEK mythology.
Alan Watts used to say, The ‘you’ who you think you are doesn’t exist.” The ego-self is a hallucination. So, who am I? In the quietness of non-concept prayer, in the silence of meditation, in the emptying of “self” to the One in whom we live and move and have our being that is, in Watts’s words, to come into the presence of the God who has no image.
Behind the Father image, behind the Mother image, behind the image of light inaccessible, behind the image of profound and abysmal darkness, there’s something else which we can’t conceive at all. Dionysius the Areopagite called it the Luminous Darkness. Nagarjuna called it Sunyata the Void."
"Now we are speaking a wisdom among those who are mature [i.e., ready to be initiated], that is, a wisdom which does not belong to this age, nor the rulers of this age who are about to pass away; but we are speaking God's wisdom in a mystery, wisdom which has been hidden and which God predetermined before the ages to contribute to our glory."
"None of this world's rulers knew this wisdom… But as it has been written, Things that no eye has seen and no ear heard and that have not occurred to human mind, things that God has prepared for those who love him- God indeed revealed them to us through the Spirit I Cor. 4:1 speaks of "stewards of the mysteries of God."
Paul the would-be initiator of inductees into the mysteries peeks out at us also from the third chapter of I Corinthians. "I could not speak to you as I should speak to people who have the Spirit," he tells his not-fully-pliant initiates. "I had to deal with you on the merely natural plane, as infants in Christ.
And so I gave you milk to drink, instead of solid food, for which you were not yet ready. Indeed, you are still not ready for it, for you are still on the merely natural plane."
Paul's Corinthians were still being fed the superficial story; they were not yet ready to be told the hidden meanings of things, perhaps the full truth concerning the symbolic, not physical, nature of "Christ." Found only in meditation.
The Bible is not a "material book" written by physical "people." And at no time does it deal with physical people. At no point does the Bible refer to material places, nor conditions. Neither is it a history or resume of human experiences. The Bible has been written exclusively by You, for You, through "writers" which you have created and empowered with intelligence.
And the Bible deals wholly with Ideas and Beliefs, and their manifestations. Thus, because there is only ONE Mind and One Being, You play the "title role" of every character and every place and every experience enumerated in the Bible. For example You play the role of Adam when you believe the earth is material, peopled with human beings and filled with material things.
And You play the role of Moses when you perceive material beliefs are illusionary and enslaving, and when you determine to liberate your thoughts from bondage and lead them into the promised land. You may have heard many explanations of God, but there is only one true definition. God is Your Mind, Religion is your mind on DRUGS.
The entire Bible is an INNER book, relating to one's personal spiritual growth and nothing else, this is the greatest secret, that all pseudo bible scholars and artificial religious authorities have no clue or idea about. They have completely misled the whole of the human race because of their inert/bald teachings of things spiritual, they are of themselves the devil.
"look not lo here nor lo there, for the kingdom of god is within you" If the kingdom of god/good is within you, and IT IS, then where are all of the Prophets and prophecies? Of course! they are also within you.
Quit listening to those Philistinian baltherskite borax peddlers that call themselves modern day prophets and scholars, they are nothing of the kind, they are misleaders of the ancient mythology, leading everyone astray.
Daniel and Joseph the prophets
A symbol of the self incarnate in the lower nature or animal qualities of the indwelling light, and gradually expressing outwardly the truth that is within.
" As Joseph was carried captive to Egypt (the lower mind), so was Daniel to Babylon (the lower mind)" Ch 1;2
Like Joseph he must change his name; god makes the prince of the eeunuchs favorable to him, as the chief Butler of Joseph; he abstains from polluting himself with the partaking of the kings (ego's) meats and drinks, which are pressed upon him, a self denial held as meritorious in the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, as that of Joseph with regard to Potiphar's wife; like Joseph he gains Eminence by the interpretation of a dream of the king, which his wise men were unable to explain to him"
Eunuch, is a symbol of those egos who control the desire nature, mentally, morally ans spiritually. The condition is consistent with the spiritualising of the affections and lower desires, especially the desire to a part of them (the group).
A name change signifies a difference as related to the conditions of the mind and soul. The head officials are the highest qualities of the lower nature, which therefore favor the indwelling self, the self denial indicates that the spirit cannot be nourished by the things of sense and desire to be a part of this world. The interpreting of the dreams signifies the bringing of knowledge of the problems of life, which the lower mind and it's faculties (wise men) are unable to solve. Anytime you see that a person has had his or her name changed in the biblical texts, it is always referring to someone that had undergone an spiritual transformation or renewing of the mind. Saul to Paul, Jacob to Isreal, etc...
Never mistake ancient spiritual mythology for any literal account of things of the earth or the physical world we live in, because all of the bible is talking about an inner spiritual revolution of the soul and mind (the earth that is within). We are the earth in the biblical mythology. Earth is a symbol of the lower nature of the soul, lower mental qualities, which constitutes the arena and life of the indwelling divine ego.
"I praise the earth, the wide stretched and traversable, the vast, the unbounded, thy mother, O righteous Homa"
The Earth signifies the the principle of the human body that houses all of the nations and prophets and kindreds, and tongues, that help to bringforth the soul from it's animal nature or prison, the soul (indwelling light) was planted in the physical body (earth) in order that it may be watred by the higher spirit and sprout to it's fullest glory in it's due season.
When is the end of the world?
The world comes to and end when each person overcomes their earthly, carnal lower mind, worldly nature, brought about by the constant act of meditation, when one has risen from his/her lowest state of consciousness (hell), to their highest state of consciousness (heaven), then the book of revelations has been completed within the person, the seven days of creation are now complete, and new heaven and a new earth, this is the renewed mind or New Jerusalem which came down from heaven (the highest God/good, Jesus, Universal, Cosmic consciousness)
It is the lepers of this world that has corrupted the the ancient literature of soul science, a leper is a symbol of the lower mind troubled with conflicting desires, emotions and confused ideas. In short it is the divided mind, it is the mind that cannot discern the things of the higher spiritual nature, it doesn't even know that such things exist, an example of a leper in the biblical context would be any number of TV evangelists like Pat Opossum head Robertson, or Jack Van (Nincompoop) Impe etal....
Shut down these Philistines and follow Jesus who said go into thy closet (self in meditation) and pray to thy father which is in secret. "If your eye be single (pineal gland) your body will fill with light (god).
ALL else is simple emotionalism and hypnotic suggestion.
WAKE UP, said PAUL