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Altered Religious Themes - True Theology Cannot be Faked

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 21, 2020 at 17:08

As we continue our search for revelation as to the progressions of beliefs of the ancients; and the appearance of how such beliefs are transmuted into the myriad forms of syllabus(-i) of today's perceptions of the meaning of life; and how people are induced into believing any acceptable choice of paranormal or supernatural manifestation of the inexplicable phenomena that many ascribe to spiritual forces beyond our reach of common understanding or comprehension, one thing is evidently apparent; even with more than an abundance of potential evidence or body of witnesses for any one avenue of approach, belief is still exercised on an individual basis and choices are not all that easily compelled.
To your presentation here and the immediate one prior, coupled with the multiple and various dissertations we have entertained (not in the celebrity performance sense, quite in the serious vein), humanity has struggled mightily with the questions of life and death and from a more general approach, it can be easily observed that life in general is a struggle for the minimum of survival; how well it is survived is a matter of the individual circumstances in which various challenges are received and discharged; many are successful by certain human standards; many more are found to be less than satisfactory; none can be called unqualified successes. In human terms, all face mortality in certainty.
From this perspective, which hinges upon the fact of history of an individual, no matter whose perspective one chooses to uphold, the individual whose life defines and divides history and becomes the center of contention and is hard to dismiss; it must be acknowledged that history cannot be ignored when it comes to the one who is commonly referred to as Jesus, the Anointed Savior, the one whose life divides history in the Before Common Era (BCE) to after in the Common Era (CE). We mention this here since almost all the discussions of such things are immersed in fable, myths and fabrications that either uphold his story as a fact of belief or, in the many more told fables of cynicism or outright disbelief, all of which seek to disallow or reject any credence of even His very existence, much to the incrimination of such persons.
Today, the greater challenge to the fables of legend is reviving the true belief. Fables like the 7 sleepers attract attention; (this is the first refence of this known by this observer) which speaks to the allegory of the seven churches of Ephesus falling asleep after being warned by John in the Revelation of keeping the first love and being ready for the appearance of the returning King of Jerusalem. Since many of these legends occur after the first love of the Savior is hushed over in abject apostasy due to the unbelief that undergirded the travesty of the Crusades, myths abound to further keep the truth of the cross under mummified wraps to prevent the spread of the Gospel as the disciples were commanded to keep. Instead, aberrations and outright lies of the message are preached in replacement theology to keep humanity clueless until it is almost too late to receive the truth.
The ministrations of religious envy, occurring both in the times of the ancients (Babylonian captivity, et all) and since the crucifixion of the Jewish carpenter and the destruction of the Jewish Temple by abject Roman acts of desecration to stamp out Jewish rebellion (the revolt of 115 CE attempting a possible Maccabean revival), are all manifestations of humanity trying so hard to achieve self-determination and are so badly equipped to not understand that history is already determined: humanity is following an eternal plan of destiny. There are no myths or fables that can deter that process. Replacement theology does not even know where to begin to describe an acceptable alternative to the reality of the coming millennial Temple; which by the way is not an allegory; not even Islam has the reason for that truth. Mainline Christianity has a hard time with that also (anti-Semitism, even in supposed Christian circles, has its own agenda to stop that).
So, mankind is in line to receive new revelation (ancient revelation, revealed again); and neither monotheistic systems is prepared to deal with those truths except in true belief. Only in believing those messages not steeped in legends will provide the basis for true belief in the One who has the actual power to redeem. It is why He went to the cross. The simplicity of the theology of that cannot be faked.

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