Today, I share some thoughts in response to the “Yahoo! News” article, At UN speech, Obama says there is ‘no speech that justifies mindless violence’ (by Ben Feller, The Associated Press, posted 09/25/2012). Upon reading the comments made by others, I immediately shared the note that follows, and expand upon those ideas (below):


Be encouraged believers. For the ignorant and ungodly, “freedom” will always mean “I may destroy and do every ugliness I can think of.” Such Americans and Muslims are “equals” for they pursue the same path of disrespect, insult and unrighteousness. It is a peculiar work of Iblis (Satan, the Devil) to slander and undermine with deceits and lies. Agents of the devil, and the diabolical presence can be recognized everywhere on the earth, when folk are quick to talk about you, and have nothing to say to you. Bad mouth, gossip, and rumor are their special techniques to damage the lives and reputations of others.


THE BATTLE AXE: Life and Death (09/26/2012)—For Christians the substance making life has been transformed through Jesus. The content of being is changed by an imparted spirit from GOD, that is to abide and remain within those accepting salvation. A spirit content that is the actual substance of divine person is added to the endowment from GOD that was deposited into mankind at Creation. Through the Holy Spirit, men receive such aspects of divinity as faith, grace, holiness, humility, joy, love, truth, wisdom and wrath against sin. By spiritual rebirth, men receive divine DNA, so to speak, and become “new creatures” while yet alive upon the earth. It remains that their mortality must be fulfilled. However, their eternal life is begun; and death, the fear of death, and the threat of a second death are forever removed as obstacles that deny mankind full access to Almighty GOD.


THE GOLDEN ARROW: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7: 15-20, King James Version)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Doom (09/20/2012); Mixing Islam and Christianity (03/26/2012); Why Confess Before Priest (02/27/2012); Violence In The Bible (02/26/2012); The Prophets (02/24/2012); Girdle 18: Steadfast In Truth (12/03/2011); Girdle 17: Try The Spirits (12/02/2011)


      Mob rule, riot, and violence in the streets are not the tools of holy men. Those who acknowledge a living GOD continue in a unity that is nourished by law, daily practice, and responsible communication. The lust for authority and power from GOD is deceptive, as is the lust for pleasure, and the lure of sin. Where error becomes common and widespread, error is no longer repulsive and ugly. The appeal of error becomes felt as natural, normal, and in rhythm with ones usual approach to reality. Truly thoughtful believers maintain a posture of vigilance against the agents of Satan, and against their own human errors that include presumption, pride, and self-will.

      Anger and feeling are produced through the changes of the flesh when appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, sexual craving), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching) and mind (e.g., desire, fantasy, imagination, memory) dominate human awareness. Similarly, when sin dominates human self-will, the force of all emotional, non-logical and irrational elements may be multiplied. As a result, true men of GOD are recognized by behavior to benefit others, lawful conduct, and conformity to sacred purpose more than by quoting information from holy writings, their practice of social customs, or their insistence upon historical traditions.

      Agents of the Adversary and false witnesses to divine truth almost always promote themselves to others as true men of GOD. Typically, these use material gifts (e.g., food, clothing, shelter) to draw attention to themselves (not to GOD), and initiate temporal relationships. Their disguises are penetrated when they advocate destruction, killing, warfare, and violence that is supposed to benefit and please GOD, or improve the lives of true believers and men of faith. The liars boast a sacred purpose, however, the benefit is only to individuals seeking reward, and an easy path to blessing from GOD. As with all sin, there is no direct revelation of the divine person, of the higher levels of holiness, or of sacred truth that furthers and preserves divine Creation.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, deceivers typically attempt to use sacred doctrine and teachings to discount and undo righteous principles and standards. Like parasites, they can appear within the most vital organs of the body; yet, they are foreign and do not build up or nourish growth, health and soundness. Their errors cannot be detected by those who are simple that have not, themselves, carefully examined the things given by GOD. The spirit-content and nature of any person, in fact, can be known, discerned and properly recognized. Believers are by no means “at the mercy of the enemy.” Bully-boys, demons, and hoodlums are always one-dimensional, and display a narrow focus. Those having genuine conviction, ignorance or spiritual innocence are set apart because they show no traces of defiance, impatience, malice and pride. Fanatics that commit murder and outrage are not true spiritual warriors who send forth a sweet fragrance to GOD. Corruption, decay, and rottenness have a stench that cannot be disguised.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.


THE BLACK PHOENIX

Washington, DC

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