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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Human Behavioral Patterns and Fundamentalism



 
 

Once you have understood what forgiveness truly is according to the Bible (Exodus 22:1, Luke 19:8), all of the Ten Commandments will perfectly and logically align with each other, and everything will make sense, especially the meaning of 'love' in 'love your enemy' (Matthew 5:38-48).


 
Analysing recurring patterns are very important when observing people. Once you put those patterns down to their fundamentalist behaviours that will never change, you get to predict the next steps that person will most likely do. Fundamentalists rarely, if ever, will go outside of their behaviour.

For example, in a fictional story Les Misérables that mirrors the society and specific human behaviours, you will never expect a person like Javert to do something that Val jean will do. Javert's upbringing and fundamentalist thinking "boxed" him into a specific predictability. Val jean, on the other hand, is a counter-fundamentalist so to speak: always questions his actions if he is right, always reflects what could have been done otherwise, always checks his conscience, always strives to right what was done wrong. In this way, Val jean is changing and cannot be "boxed" into a fundamental set of behaviours.


 



Genesis 18:12 (CEV; Thought-For-Thought; Caveat) So she laughed and said to herself, "Now that I am worn out and my husband is old, will I really know such happiness?" 

(ESV+; Interlinear; Word-For-Word; Best) R24So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, R25“After I am worn out, and R26my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 

(GW; Thought-For-Thought; Caveat) And so Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, "Now that I've become old, will I enjoy myself again? What's more, my husband is old!" 

(KJVA; Word-For-Word; Good) Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 

(NASB+; Interlinear; Word-For-Word; Best) SarahH8283 laughedH6711 N1to herselfH7130, sayingH559, "R1AfterH310 I have becomeH1086 oldH1086, shall I haveH1961 pleasureH5734b, my R2lordH113 beingH2204 oldH2204 also?" 

(NKJV; Word-For-Word; Better) Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"



 

The original meaning of a "lie" is "vain words spoken to deceive, cause failure or disappoint. What does not function within its intended capacity". A spring that does not flow is a "lying" spring because it does not function properly. One who gives vain words is a "liar", and one who causes disappointment in another through his words is also a "liar". If God had said, "Why did Sarah laugh, and say, `Shall I indeed bear a child, when my husband is old?'" then God might have instigated an argument between Sarah and Abraham. So He said that Sarah was "old" and He ignored the fact that she said that her husband was "old." Our Western mindset makes us think that God "lied" to Abraham, but in fact, He did not "deceive" (original: "to cause damage for personal gain") nor disappointed Abraham, and He did function within His intentions as He is a God of love and never intends to bring harm.



 
I used to think when I was in college that the song "Stars" upheld the law and justice of the heaven. It took me years listening to realize that such a song is the embodiment of fundamentalism. And as with Javert, with all the wrong interpretations of heavenly punishment, one can later realize that every single justice that was done was not punishment, but rather an act of kindness and consolation to the people who have sinned yet continues to struggle to right their wrong. Thus bringing to the truth that God truly loves his people, and the extent of sacrifice and restraint he has done is too immense to put in human words. Only in the last days man will be judged.
 
We have been brought up in a culture that "forgiving" is synonymous to "forgetting", while totally ignoring the fact that forgiveness is giving the chance for the sinner to pay for his sins, and for the trespassed to take the "effort" to ask the sinner to pay...in other words, to show love to the sinner because you are giving the chance for the sinner to be forgiven. I'll expound on this realization in a different article to avoid going off on a tangent, but suffice it to say: once you have understood what forgiveness truly is according to the Bible (Exodus 22:1, Luke 19:8), all of the Ten Commandments will perfectly and logically align with each other, and everything will make sense, especially the meaning of "love" in "love your enemy" (Matthew 5:38-48). The forgiving will truly understand what forgiveness is (Matthew 26:23-28), and will be able to sleep well at night knowing that the commandments (Exodus 20) all makes perfect sense (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). You will never be forgiven for your own sins if you don't give others the opportunity to be forgiven (Matthew 6:5-15). 

And with what Val jean had done in his life, his sin of stealing is not really a sin if you only look at the context, unlike what Javert fundamentally thought of. There is a way to know good people to the core, and to separate them from vindictive people, by knowing their fundamentalist ideals and thus their predictable patterns of behaviour.



Although my article is not meant to be denominational, one good observation of Javert can also be found in this article





ABOUT ME


I am not a friend of the world (James 4:4). I recognize by fruit (Matthew 7:15-20). I am part of the lost coin who will be found (Luke 15:8-10).

I study the original Bible. Others pursue the oral law while the original Bible being only secondary (Mark 7:8). The Pharisees pursue the oral law (Matthew 23:23) which Paul was a member of (Galatians 1:13). The oral law of today are the doctrines and traditions of man...the same thing that Jesus rebuked!

As with Matthew 13:10-17, Isaiah 46:8-10, and Matthew 24:37, I am with the ones who understand the signs and the appointed times, that the Day of the Lord will not come to us like a thief in the night. For others who only see and hear in parables will wonder at the troubles of these times and see it as flashes of uncertainties. While we who already know that there is nothing new under the sun, knows that the past is repeating itself. We will see a trouble as a step in the prophecies, and we will know what will happen next according to the prophecies. We who see and hear beyond the parables will know who will rise and who will fall. We will know who will multiply and conquer. We will know who is the anti-Christ and watch him as he does his works and reveals himself according to the prophecies. We will not be blind for the words we spoke years ago from the true prophets in the scriptures will unfold in front of our eyes. I have spoken the fall of nations years ago and now they are fulfilled. I am amazed at such true prophets that I am humbled at the glory of God Almighty. We will not be blind in the night like the people who befriend this world (1 Thessalonians 5:2). We will see nations fall and be conquered, and we will know who will fall and who will conquer. We will know what will be destroyed next and what will be rebuilt next. There is nothing new under the sun. We will be a child of light for we have listened to the true prophets in the scriptures, we have listened to the Word of God. (Amos 3:7).

As with 2 Corinthians 11:16-33, I'd rather listen to a preacher who has been persecuted as a criminal and punished to the cross; than listen to a preacher who lives in prosperity more so luxury at the expense of the poor, at the expense of his brother stuck on a ditch. There has been no true preacher that has not been persecuted to the point of losing everything even his life...The Adversary will never give rest to a true preacher until the preacher comes to the first death (2 Corinthians 11:24-28).

The Scriptures explain the Scriptures, and anything lost or added in translation can be tested by other parts of the Scriptures. Have faith, that everyone will eventually know who God Almighty really is.

Anything that is against the true prophets who already prophesied in the Scriptures, and anything that is against the Law of God, is against Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Word of God. Anything that is against the Word of God by adding to and removing from the Word of God, is one of the anti-Christ.






MY FAVORITE QUOTE 


"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets ('the true Prophets have already prophesied in the Scriptures'); I have not come to abolish them ('tell that they are wrong and are not relevant anymore') but to fully preach ('πληρόω') them ('until Jesus came, nobody knows how to correctly keep/fulfill the Law, so the priests tried to keep them as best as they could, yet in vain, because of their doctrines and traditions that made the Law difficult to keep'). For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth is no more, not an iota, not a dot, will be removed from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes ('uphold that it does not apply anymore in our present day') one of the least ('even the smallest part of the Law') of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever DOES them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness ('practicing/following the Law') exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees ('knows the Law to the dot, but does not practice nor follow completely'), you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."






WHICH BIBLE TO USE? 
 

DO NOT BE MISLED: Nothing beats the Original Bible in revealing the mysteries and in helping remove the veil from people's faces…there are meanings that just cannot be translated into English no matter what, and multi-lingual people understand that reality. The Original Bible is still the best Bible to deeply study!

However, as there are children who needs to learn the basics first, and as Paul have said for the Gentiles in Acts 15:19, there are translations that excel in having a "word-for-word" mapping of the original Bible. These Bibles are profitable for the salvation of the ones who are eager to walk within the Law (eager to be righteous).

Although Jesus is multi-lingual, Aramaic was the main language of Jesus and his countrymen. The English translation of the Aramaic New Testament is an attempt to directly translate the original New Testament as faithful as possible, eliminating the translation errors and biases of other NT translations, especially the ones that are "translated from translations" of the New Testament. This is arguably the best translation, but something will still be lost in translation to English.

NASB has the least "English flow" among the "word-for-word" translations as it struggles to stay faithful to the Original Bible, which means having "cryptic" flow of words that requires concordance in order to derive the underlying meaning of the passage. This, however, has its advantages among other "word-for-word" translations as it emphasizes the need to understand deeply and discover the "encoded" meanings behind the message.

ESV is the most understandable of the "word-for-word" translation as it tries its best to give "English flow" to the original meaning, while sacrificing the chance to uncover the deeply hidden mysteries of the messages.

So far as of present, only a handful word-for-word English-friendly translations of the Bible are widely acceptable and are considered untainted with translation errors especially "translator bias"…others either have some mis-translations, bias, or are not in clear English.

We are not even going near the heavily misleading "thought-for-thought" translations of the Bible today! Thought-for-thought translations are highly potential in getting a sheep even more lost!

In essence, these word-for-word translations are profitable for assemblies who wants to discuss the foundations of the truth, as they are for light discussions and sharpening of rusted irons.


But they are of little benefit to the ones closer to the Law and most especially who understand some of its deep mysteries already. If you already accept and have proven that the Law is perfect, and that the whole Bible is applicable today (note the difference "applicable" and "practicable"), and no part of the Scripture contradicts other part of the Scripture, and that Scripture explains the Scripture, and that it takes two to three witnesses to establish truth in the Bible, then you already understand some of the deep mysteries and the truth itself...so read the Original Bible, continue being a Berean and see if things were so!


I'd rather be hated for unveiling the truth from the original Bible than hailed for twisting it using Bible versions and translations. 




TASSELS IN THE BIBLE
 
 
Deuteronomy 22:12. Numbers 15:37-41. John 19:23-24. Deuteronomy 6:3-12.

You shall make yourself tassels on the four corners of the garment with which you cover yourself. These represent the four corners of the world where you will go speak and walk on the true context of the Law.

Speak to the people of the twelve tribes of Israel, both to the Northern and Southern (Judah/Yehuda/Jew) tribes, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations.

Put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner. The blue cord represent My glory, My presence, and My character/name over man. And it shall be a reminder for you to look at and remember all the commandments of God Almighty, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after. James 4:4.

You shall teach the true context of the Law diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

But do not do what religious hypocrites do: they do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their Bibles visibly large and their tassels absurdly long. Matthew 23:5.

Remember that the tassels are a REMINDER for you, and to declare to others that you are an example of one who struggles to follow the Law, who contends with God Almighty (Yisra-El). It is NOT to make you look holy (set-apart) among other people. DO NOT be a religious hypocrite.

Behold. A woman who had suffered as the broken twelve tribes of Israel, the Southern tribe who came back and the Northern tribes who didn't, came up behind Salvation and touched the tzitzits (Greek: kraspedon) of His garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will be made well. If I only understand and obey His gospel, the twelve tribes will be a one strong olive tree again.” Matthew 9:20-22. Also see Luke 8:43-48 on why Salvation was "pressed" to the cross as a criminal and what true power His character/name means.

And when the men of that place recognized Salvation, they sent around to all that region and brought to Him all who were sick and implored Him that they might only touch the fringe (Greek: kraspedon) (tzitzits) of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well. Matthew 14:35-36.

And wherever Salvation came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe (Greek: kraspedon) (tzitzits) of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well. Mark 6:56. 
 
 

 

THE PRIESTLY BLESSING (1 PETER 2)



May you also be blessed to clearly see the walk of your life! May you start to walk within the Law (righteousness; Psalm 119) and begin to rebuke wickedness (deliberately walking away from the Law; Proverbs 25:26; Ecclesiastes 3:17).

God Almighty said to Moses, "Speak to the Aaron and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of of the Twelve Tribes of Israel: you are to say to them,
 
'Y'varekh'kha Adonai v'yishmerekha. [May God Almighty bless you and keep you.]
Ya'er Adonai panav eleikha vichunekka. [May God Almighty make his face shine on you and show you his favor.]
Yissa Adonai panav eleikha v'yasem l'kha shalom. [May God Almighty lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]'
 
In this way they are to put my name on the people of Twelve Tribes of Israel, so that I will bless them."


 

 
Num 6:22  וידברH1696 יהוהH3068 אלH413 משׁהH4872 לאמר׃H559
Num 6:23  דברH1696 אלH413 אהרןH175 ואלH413 בניוH1121 לאמרH559 כהH3541 תברכוH1288 אתH853 בניH1121 ישׂראלH3478 אמור׃H559
Num 6:24  יברכךH1288 יהוהH3068 וישׁמרך׃H8104
Num 6:25  יארH215 יהוהH3068 פניוH6440 אליךH413 ויחנך׃H2603
Num 6:26  ישׂאH5375 יהוהH3068 פניוH6440 אליךH413 וישׂםH7760 לך שׁלום׃H7965
Num 6:27  ושׂמוH7760 אתH853 שׁמיH8034 עלH5921 בניH1121 ישׂראלH3478 ואניH589 אברכם׃H1288  




  
Please don't depend on the verses quoted. Quoting the verse does not make the verse right by itself. Look at before and after the verse! Look at the chapter itself! Read the whole Bible! Test the context! Context is everything!

Lest I risk being cursed again and sent back into bondage myself, I make a covenant to God Almighty: "I will not slap nor force the Law to lovers of doctrines and traditions. I will not slap nor force the Law to the worshipers of the sun god and the god of the giants. Everyday I will remind myself of Isaiah 6:10 and Lamentations 3:65, on why God Almighty intended this prophecy. I will speak and walk within the Law, but I will never go against God Almighty's prophecy through Isaiah and Jeremiah. I will heed the advice of Paul for he understood why the rebellious ones needs to be covered with a veil, and what is the true meaning of love." To the ones who have clear eyes, see. To the ones who have sharp hearing, hear. To the ones who are sensitive, feel. The Law will help you see beyond the parables, yet it is up to you to show your faith with your works. I will not want to be in the assembly of the Ephesians (Revelation 2:2-7).


 
Please bear in mind that these words are not my own. I am in no means a good man more so clean...most likely you are way better than I am. I too carry the chains of my sin, and is doing what I can to action the process of forgiving others, and thus to be forgiven myself. Truly, there are kind and selfless people in this world who painstakingly took most of their time and effort to learn and piece these together, in order to give sense and clarity to these topics that seemed impossible and illogical to do.