How Did the Children of Light Become Such Miserable Slaves???

The gave up the protection of the commandments.

How Were They Convinced to Give Up That Protection?

This process had its most alarming start with Saul of Tarsus. Saul was an Edomite (That is a descendant of Esau). He was a Pharisee; a position that only Edomites occupied. He was an adversary of the Children of Light by birth and by nature. He hated them and did every thing possible to kill as many of them as he could.

Saul was on the road to Damascus. He was on his way to kill more of the descendents of Jacob. However his strategy was not having the desired effect. Instead of demoralizing them it was pulling them together.

The rhythm of the road prodded the creative process. The bright warm sunshine of that morning stoked the production of the idea that would have one of the most profound effects on the world for the next 2000 years. The stunning idea hit him with a flash of brilliance that brought him to his knees. How simple! How effective! His Idea was that he could do them the most damage by taking away their protection. The commandments had created them and protected them. Words were his weapons. If he could convince them that the commandments were no longer needed. To convince them that they were miserable under the tyranny of the commandments.

That they were only useful to "bridle the wicked" and to "increase transgressions." The commandments were a prison from which they could be freed. They were an annoying schoolmaster. A now unneeded director to escort them.

As Saul walked along he worked out the details of his bright idea. He took from his own religion and education and reinvented Jesus in the image of Tammuz: his god that died and rose again. He needed to convince the Children of Light that they were sinners, born with an old sin nature. That Jesus died for their sins.

Here is where Saul had his most difficult problem and made his grandest error. Looking inward to himself he really did see a bad person. Rom. 1:29 "Being filled with unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whispers, backbiters, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful."

Saul knew the judgment of God and they that did such things were worthy of death. Saul's race had never undergone the selection process where the genes of those who did such things had been removed. Saul really did need a savior. Rom. 7:15 "For that which I do I allow not; for what that I would that I do I do not. But what I hate I do."

7:24 "O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"

Saul did not understand that the Children of Light were not like him. They felt: Psalms 119:47 "I will delight myself in the commandments which I have loved." Saul did not understand that his nature had been bred out of them, and that the commandments and righteousness had been bred into them.

Isaiah 51:7 "Harken unto me those that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my Commandments." Also bred out of Saul was the ability to understand the purpose of the commandments. He felt, as did all of his race, that keeping the law had magical benefits. That the ceremonies had to be done just right to get the magical effect. And it was difficult if not impossible to keep the commandments "just right." Saul's Jesus creation had kept the commandments "just right" and therefore one could rely on Jesus' magic and not his own. This inclination to magical interpretation had come from the Canaanite women that his ancestor, Esau had married.

Saul's Ideas were not received very well at first. James and John called him "the liar." Most of the leaders of the Children of Light chose to keep their flock under the protection of the commandments. However there were other forces at work.

Augustan was encouraged to publish his idea of original sin. An idea that was vitally necessary to reinvent Jesus as savior. The New Testament was edited to push this idea. The gospels were made to agree with one another. Saul’s letters were edited and re written. Older copies of any thing in the New Testament were destroyed. We have nothing than older than 325AD.

The parasitic moneylenders were not doing much business with the commandment forbidding money renting in place. The political rulers were easier to influence than the leaders of the Children of Light and the money renters used them to do an end run around those opposing them.

Does the Bible Do Its Job?

We need at this point to make a comment about the integrity of the Bible. The Bible is perfect in its purpose. Part of its purpose is to deceive. Jesus was asked why he spoke in parables to some people. He answered that it was because it was intended that they not understand. The Bible is like an intelligence test and it is up to the reader to separate the truth from the lie.

Let us imagine that you own a German shorthaired pointer. You would like to prove to yourself and to the world that he is the greatest pointer in the world. You might even want to sell his genetic make up to someone who would want a dog just as smart as he is. You take him to a field trial where there are pheasants stashed in hiding places about. But you also have a cage of rabbits placed in the dog's path that you can release at your command. You would like to see if your dog would chase the rabbits. If he chases the rabbits his sex life does not hold much promise.

Paul in the Bible is like a rabbit. He is a test. He is there to lead astray. Matt. 7:13&14 "For wide is the gate and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be that go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

By 1500 the moneylenders had gotten to the church leaders and convinced them to borrow money to build cathedrals. Their allies in this were the guild craftsmen that worked with stones (masons) who would benefit with the new money and work. The church leadership now had to pay back these loans plus the rental fees. They sold the only thing that they had to sell and that was their influence with God. These were the indulgences. From the consequential effect of this money renting there arose a conflict and from the conflict out popped Martin Luther. That someone like him would appear was easy to predict and in fact he was expected. The moneylenders were ready to use him. Paul's doctrines had been refined so that they would be more useful in enslaving the Children of Light. Leadership was primed, educated and waiting in the wings. Calvin and Zwingli were of the same genetic ancestry as Paul. Martin Luther, when he appeared, was protected. He knew who it was that protected him and he praised them. Later on when he figured out how he had been used he was scathing in his excoriation.

The kings of the countries where Luther's Ideas went were promised the lands of the church. What did the moneylenders get? Luther's Church promised them that they could loan at 2%.

The camel’s nose was in the tent.

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