Raquel's Christ-Mass Sermon / Logos (Christ) = Logic

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    In the Beginning was the Logos -- John 1:1.

    I worked about 4-hours on this Sermon. Jpeg by Raquel, source for the etymologies, unknown.

    Jesus on the Cleansing of the Temple

    Mark 11:15: Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves; 16 and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple. 17 And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS’? But you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.” 18 The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching. [Emphasis in original.]

    Matthew 12:6: “But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here. 7 “But if you had known what this means, ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. [Emphasis in original.]

    John 8:19: So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.” 20 These words He spoke in the treasury [from gaza and phulake; (γαζοφυλάκιον) a treasure-house, i.e. A court in the temple for the collection-boxes – treasury], as He taught in the temple. . . .

    Matthew 23:17 : “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.’ “You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold? 18 “And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.’ 19 “You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering? 20 “Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears both by the altar and by everything on it. 21 “And whoever swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it. 22 “And whoever swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.

    John 8:43: “Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word [Logos]. 44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

    Matthew 23:25: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. 26 “You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 “So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. . . . 37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stone those who are sent to her!”

    John 11:48: If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our temple and our nation."

    Quote are in the public domain: SOURCE.

    Chanukah: Cleansing of the Temple

    Bare Your holy arm
    and hasten the End for salvation -
    Avenge the vengeance of Your servants' blood
    from the wicked nation.
    For the triumph is too long delayed for us,
    and there is no end to days of evil,
    Repel the Red One in the nethermost shadow
    and establish for us the seven shepherds. -- Stanza Six of the Prayer/Song of Chanukah

    This stanza asks the Master of the Universe to bare His holy arm and end our longest exile, the exile of Edom, the Red One, and usher in the Epoch of the Mashiach. SOURCE.

    The first Stanza expresses hope for the rebuilding of the Temple and for the defeat of enemies, who are mentioned in canine terms (menabe'ach, barking).

    The final (Sixth) stanza once again calls for an uprising against the enemies of the Jewish people. The term "Admon", meaning "the red one", is understood by some to refer to the emperor, Friedrich Barbarossa, whose name means Frederick "Redbeard". This stanza was dropped from many printings of the poem, perhaps from fear of a Christian reaction against it, as well as in countries under communist rule, for reasons more than obvious. SOURCE.

    Frederick I Barbarossa (Meaning, “Red-beard”)

    Frederick is the subject of many legends, including that of a sleeping hero, like the much older British Celtic legends of Arthur or Bran the Blessed. Legend says he is not dead, but asleep with his knights in a cave in the Kyffhäuser mountain in Thuringia or Mount Untersberg in Bavaria, Germany, and that when the ravens cease to fly around the mountain he will awake and restore Germany to its ancient greatness. According to the story, his red beard has grown through the table at which he sits. His eyes are half closed in sleep, but now and then he raises his hand and sends a boy out to see if the ravens have stopped flying. A similar story, set in Sicily, was earlier attested about his grandson, Frederick II. The Kyffhäuser Monument atop the Kyffhäuser commemorates Frederick.

    The German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was code-named Operation Barbarossa. SOURCE.

    Christian-Zionist Exegesis

    When we went to war with Iraq, one of the first things Saddom did to hurt us was to fire on Israel. He knew that we have an important relationship with Israel. He was trying to force Israel into battle so that the other Muslim nations would join him against the U.S. Also to possibly cause problems between the U.S. and Israel. This move by the anti-christ when he invades Israel will be a similar move; it will be the beginning of World War Three. This war will end at Armageddon.

    The arms standing on his part is simply these six nations joining with the anti-christ to invade Israel. These people are the people of the prince that would come in Daniel 9. They will set the antichrist on a throne in the Temple and declare him to be God. Israel escapes when he comes. They will go into the land of Jordan to await transport to the United States of America. It is here in this land that God is going to feed Israel for 3 1/2 yrs. America was a wilderness in John's day. God told John that they would go to a place that he had prepared for them in the Wilderness. God has been preparing America for this event for over 400yrs.

    The United States of America, along with six other allies, will fight in Israel's defense. Sometime during the last 3 1/2 yrs. we will drive the anti-christ completely back to the Euphrates River in Iraq. Afterwards he will call for help from other nations to fight against us. This will be time for Armageddon. At that time most of America will have come to Christ and will be raptured along with everyone else that is the Lords. We will eat the marriage supper of the lamb and return to defeat the anti-christ. Then there will be a One-World Government just like Isaiah said; " the Government would be on His Shoulders." Jesus is coming back to rule the World with peace and Love. Thank You Lord for such a wonderful plan. SOURCE.

    Raquel’s Exegesis / Conclusion

    Chanukah is the exact opposite of Jesus’s teachings.

    Christian-Zionists advocate Armageddon to usher in their silly idea of being “raptured.”

    When a Messiah returns or Babylon (a city-$tate of commerce & confusion) falls, Christians & Jews -- who do not understand that Christ = Logos (logic) -- will weep & gnash their teeth. (Unless they escaped to New Zealand or Argentina.)

    Compare also the unforgiving vengeful God of Deuteronomy vs Christ's Sermon on the Mount. . . total opposites.

    1. mikescottnz 84 months ago | reply

      Literalist though interesting, flight of ideas.

    2. 666isMONEY ☮ ♥ & ☠ 84 months ago | reply

      ^^^ "Christians" take the wrong things literally (the "walking on water" or "water into wine") and the the wrong things figuratively, like becomming a eunuch 4 the kingdom of God.

      The idea was a flight (inspiration), the lofty conclusion sums it up and the Pharisees accused Jesus (if he existed) of having a thought disorder. ("Flight of ideas" is psycho-babel for symptoms of "thought disorder.")

      Yes, The Truth is "interesting," *sigh.*

      BTW, Mike, were U born in NZ or did U escape some Hellish place to go there?
      The Sh*t Hit the Fan

    3. ebamo 84 months ago | reply

      I believe religion is about love,,, arabs and jews lived in peace before the zionists plans to massacre the arabs... and yes i agree the war on Iraq , 9/11 "whoever did it" all related to the zionists plans and deeds in the middle east.

    4. Mara Roma [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      I have personally witnessed not only folk being healed of illnesses that the docters could not cure, also animals that teams of vets had given up on.................It was all done in the the name of Jesus christ, not in Churchs, but in private.................I knew the folk and animals well that were cured miraculously, so there has to be truth in these miracles recorded in the bible as I cannot deny what I witnessed with my own eyes...................

    5. 666isMONEY ☮ ♥ & ☠ 84 months ago | reply

      I'm a miracle . . . had soooo many miracles happen in my life: the ppl I meet, experiences and my health too . . . haven't seen a doctor in years (except 4 U know what). But recently, and U can see from my last pic (1.1.09) I'm waaay outta shape from where I was two years ago . . . it all started with my drinking & smoking.

      EDIT 11 Jan 09

      The Christian, Logos = Logic language
      Christ-Logos-Logic will save us
      Otherwise, the sh*t will hit the fan when Peak Oil occurs in a few years
      Peak Oil & the Fall of Babylon / Olduvai Theory
      The world (Babylon) is currently falling
      Put your faith in Logos-Logic
      And prepare for Babylon's fall
      People are soooo naive, ignorant, brainwashed
      I certainly have little faith in our leaders
      U can't eat sand & money
      I'm glad I live in U$A
      We have pleanty of corn & soybeans that we currently feed to pigs & cows
      I lived on & loved eating nothing but corn & soybeans with a pinch of salt and 125mg vitamin C for a year
      Unless a meglamaniac Messiah apprears soon
      Who will abolish Money, Law & the State (international boundaries)
      Babylon will fall
      Judgement Day
      Believe it or not
      Things can not go on as they are
      World & US Population Graph / Up Your's

    6. Imyourworstenemy [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Have you listened to any CI sermons at all? I don't agree with all of it but they do expose some of how the Bible has been subverted. Another one who goes into this is a Muslim, Deedat



      Also do you know of any 9/11 activist groups in your area? One of the makers of 911 Missing Links just moved out there and he has a huge 911 Bus also.


    7. 666isMONEY ☮ ♥ & ☠ 74 months ago | reply

      Yeah, I'm active in our local 9/11 Group & have seen the new "Loose Change: 9/11 an American Coup" at one of the meetings. It's much better than all the others before. On November 23, they're going to show the movie in a theater but its so close to Thanksgiving, I doubt many will attend.

      Never listened to any of the CI sermons but know "Saint" Paul subverted Christianity.

      Thx 4 the info & comment!

    8. 666isMONEY ☮ ♥ & ☠ 54 months ago | reply

      EDIT (June 26):

      Although "Word" is the most common translation of the noun Logos, other translations have been used. Gordon Clark (1902–1985), a Calvinist theologian and expert on pre-Socratic philosophy, famously translated Logos as "Logic": "In the beginning was the Logic, and the Logic was with God and the Logic was God."[23] He meant to imply by this translation that the laws of logic were derived from God and formed part of Creation, and were therefore not a secular principle imposed on the Christian world view.[24]

      Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logos_(Christianity)#John_1:1

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