Sunday's Thoughts
by Alice-Alexandra-Sofia
 

 

The World & The War

 

Contents and Introduction

 

 

 

FOLDER CONTENTS

 

 Page 1_Introduction

 

 

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Page 2_Ecumenism

 

Preliminary Note

The Essence of Ecumenism

Perception and Interpretation of Ecumenism

Current Development

Conclusive Remarks: the Future

 

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Page 3_Materialism

 

 

Introduction

Definition

Conclusion

 

 

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CONTENTS – to be continued…

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INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

…Watch that you not be led astray. For many will come on My name

Saying “I am,” and that the time has come. Do not go after them.…

{Luke 21:8}

 

…For among My people were found the ungodly ones;

and they have set snares to destroy men and have caught them…

{Jeremiah 5:26}

 

…the ferocious wolves will come in among you not sparing the flock;

and from among your own selves will rise up men speaking perverted things,

in order to draw away the disciples after themselves…

{Acts 20:29–30}

 

...Do not be unequally yoked with the unbelievers, for what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness?

And what fellowship light has with darkness?

And what agreement has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the Living God…

…“Therefore, come out from among them, and be separated, says the Lord,

and do not touch unclean, and I will receive you.

and I will be Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me,

says the Lord Almighty”…

{2 Corinthians 6:14–18}

 

…for our fight is not against blood and flesh,

But against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age,

against the spiritual powers of the evil in the heavenlies…

{Ephesians 6:12}

 

 

The Christians live within the two–dimensional reality: the reality of the inner peace given by God and the reality of the outward world of the matter. Life in the world of the matter is the inner incessant war against the enemies of God. This war is not against the human beings – who are flesh; this war is against the invisible unperceivable spiritual evils that originate the evil thoughts, which their carriers–men embody into the visible perceivable material things: words, actions, establishments, systems.

Although this war is invisible and unperceivable by those who live by the values of the material world, it has definite consequences for those

– who became victims of the Inquisition and the martyrs of the oppressive structures devised to deprive human beings of freedom of conscience, freedom of knowledge, freedom of thinking, freedom of choice, freedom to pursue life of happiness in dignity and peace

– who because of ignorance and deceit commit violations of the law of God, pervert own nature, suffer the consequent illnesses, mental and physical disorders, lose their chance for the everlasting life in the presence of God, and meet the premature physical death.

The only weapon, which the Christians have to win this war, is faith, love, and knowledge: through faith in God, love to God, knowledge of the words of God and the truth revealed by God, a human being learns how to observe the commandments of God and to embody them into own thoughts, words, and deeds making the evil irrelevant. Then, righteousness, dignity, and virtue become the way of life. God is the only hope, because in this war, the human strength and human wisdom cannot prevail: by the Spirit of God the victory comes, not by the mighty powers {1 Kings 2:2–10; Zacharias 4:6; 1 John 5:1–5; 2 Corinthians 6:17–18; Ephesians 6:10–13}.

Unsurprisingly, the main attack is against God: against the law of God, against the words of God and against knowledge of truth revealed by God {in: 2 Peter 2:1–22; Jude 7–8; 1 John 3:10–15; 1 Corinthians 6:9–10; Revelation 21:7–8}. The main weapons of those who attempt to transform the children of God into the servants of the arch–evil destined to perish include (but are not limited to)

– deceit and propagation of the false knowledge and heresies, which are intended to take the place of Christian teachings and transform the people into the easily manipulated and controlled flock of political animals – property of political and world–oriented and heretical religious establishments

– institutionalization of violations of the Law of God

– perverted education, which under the slogan of separation of the church and the state propagates false knowledge – atheism and materialism leading to corruption, perversion, crimes against God, men, and the nature, and epidemic mental and physical disorders

– hypocrisy, political correctness, and propaganda, which associates human rights, freedoms, and liberties with intolerance to the Christian teachings and with freedom to persecute and to silence those who have faith, to corrupt and to pervert other human beings, especially children

– intimidation, inciting of hatred and violence, coercion and persecution, especially toward the Christians who attempt to proclaim the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ.

God told His disciples that from within the human heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, blasphemies – all things that defile man {Matthew 15:18–20}; these things are the features of the sons of the arch–evil who are not able to perceive the words of God, who hate God and reject His words {John 8:42–47}, and who, therefore, are incapable of doing the good to the others.

Therefore, the Christian’s war, firstly, is the war with the evil within own heart–mind, so the evil is annihilated as inappropriate and irrelevant to the spiritual and physical life. Then, the Word–God becomes the only essence of the heart–mind, and the inner peace granted by God is the reality of existence.

In the war with the evil, the Christians fight for own everlasting life: they, by their thoughts, words, and actions, have to prove faith and love to God, without which the eternity with God is not possible.

Love to God, steadfast faith in God, focusing on the will of God, and observance of the commandments of God sustain the inner peace through which the children of God begin to partake in the eternal world of God during the earthly existence: this is the victory over the temporal world of the matter the world in which the evil reigns.

God spoke of this victory {John 16:33}, and His beloved disciple – St. John the Apostle – explained {1 John 5:1–5} that the victory over the world is faith in Lord God Jesus Christ. This victory is confirmed with love to God and accomplishment of His commandments.

The way to this victory leads through understanding of the methods, with which the evil attempts to destroy the Christian peace; understanding invokes the consequent ability to discern the evil in words and deeds of the others, especially, in those who cover their true intentions with

a/ the slogans of brotherly love, unity, liberties, human rights, and peace

b/ the myths of democracy and abstract “common good” of men and their establishments

c/ propaganda, spread, and materialization of false knowledge through all kinds of media, social norms, laws, politics of the states, policies of establishments, and design of systems intended – in theory – to sustain survival.

The Folder The World & The War contains the texts devoted to the Christian war against the spiritual powers of the evil, which are embodied in the words, deeds, and establishments of men.

One of the most pressing issues of the Present is ecumenism (Page 2_Ecumenism), through which the political theology is expected to take the place of the Christian teachings. Contemporary ecumenism might be seen as a logical continuation of the centuries of political struggle of the papal Church of Rome for the absolute power and worldwide domination, which the papacy attempts to accomplish, firstly, through establishment of Catholicism as the genuine Christian teachings. In general, ecumenism might be identified as the contemporary papal Crusade against the Christianity.

However, ecumenism, as a particular manifestation of the evil, did not appear from nothing and it could not develop without the particular framework of knowledge and its embodiment: establishments of men. Ecumenism is the consequence of some processes that are rooted in the beginning of human civilization, the time when the chosen people received The Ten Commandments – the law of God. During thousands of years, these processes underlined the collapse, ruined establishments of men, and molded the history of the ancient and current civilizations.  

The next pages offer analysis of the ancient evil that still works through the thoughts, words, and deeds of men and, for the many, leaves no expectations to accomplish the purposes for which every human being enters this world.

The most common manifestations of this evil are materialism and the heathenism; they both have the same root; they both deny True God.

Page 3_Materialism contains analysis of the reasons because of which evolution of human mind is impossible.

The philosophical doctrine of materialism postulates that the matter is the only reality of human existence: even thought, feelings, and will are the functions of the matter and must be explained as the features of the matter and in the terms of the matter.

It means that materialism fixes the human mind/intelligence/reason within the realm of collapsing and disintegrating matter as the only reality of human existence and deprives a human being of the life of the spirit: it does not recognize the human connection to God Who is the Spirit and therefore, deprives a human being of the eternity with God the Creator.

The one who has faith in God, defines materialism as the abnormality, some kind of lethal disease: a peculiar kind of “blindness” and “debilitation” of the mind {as it is in: Isaiah 6:9–11}, which cuts itself out of life by closing for itself the access to the Source of life.

The materialistic mind, which lives only by the material things and values of the matter, is incapable of perceiving the wholeness of the living evolving world that lives by the Spirit of God. Such a mind is caged in darkness of limited temporal setting; it lives its short life locked within the temporal collapsing singularity: limited time–space–complexity–bounded world, which is cut by the reasons of the dust {Job 28:4} from the eternal flow of the divine creative energy.

In such a lockdown, the common (and often imposed through deceit and deprivation of knowledge of God) outlook holds that life originated from the dust by chance and “self–organizing” systems assemble themselves within the chaos by themselves. The materialistic mind perceives itself as a dust, and expects to return into the dust along with a body, which has to be dissolved and to be consumed by other creatures of the dust.

Consequently, by restricting the world of man with the perceivable discernible and touchable things, materialism cuts the mind from the Source of life – God the Spirit, God the Creator and makes death the law that controls the world of the material things.

Materialism

a/ deprives the mind from the knowledge of God the Creator and the Word–God – the knowledge that is the everlasting life

b/ deprives man from the life of the spirit – through denial of existence of the spirit and association of the human intelligence with the matter, materialism transforms the mind/reason into the part of disintegrating flesh and a human being into a spiritless beast – the living dead

c/ condemns the mind to ignorance and consequent impossibility to evolve – to reach the optimal potency that it should actualize within the world of the matter.

Transformation of the mind that initially acknowledged existence of God into the materialistic mind might be envisioned as the process of extinguishing the breath of God within a human being {in: Genesis 2:7; Job 27:3–4, 8–22}, so the unrighteous thoughts, evil words and deeds might become the way of life making the evil the only the reality and bringing forth collapse, destruction, ruin, and death {e.g., in: Genesis 6:1–6, 12–13}.  

In fact, materialism is crucifixion of the mind. The Phoenicians crucified human body and lifted the dead flesh up from the earth, to defy the Creator of life. Materialism fixes the mind on the cross of the matter making the dust the only reality of human existence:

a/ materialism suffocates the mind through deprivation of knowledge of True God Who is the Spirit

b/ materialism poisons reason/intelligence with false knowledge making the mind unable to perceive the words of God

c/ materialism kills the human reason/intelligence by transforming the mind into a piece of disintegrating flesh, which lives only by flesh.

The Old Testament mentions those who shall leak the dust as the serpents crawling on the earth and who shall be confounded in their confinement {Micah/Michaias 7:17}, and the ones whose soul has been brought down to the dust and whose belly cleaved to the earth {Psalm 43(44):25}. These descriptions convey the essence of materialism: imitation of the arch–evil – the liar and father of lies and murderer from the beginning destined to eat the earth (the matter, or the dust) and to crawl upon the earth on its breast and belly {John 8:43–44; Genesis 4:15}.

 

INTRODUCTION – to be continued…

 

 

 

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