Is Christianity a death cult?

Is Christianity a death cult?

Someone directed this at me and other Christians…

 

There are paid protagonist and agitators who are part of a PsyOp to undermine faith and destroy Christianity. They are churning out videos and mocking and attacking Christians. They all follow the same script and none of them can come clean and tell you what they want to replace Christianity with. They twist scripture and misrepresent. They lie and insult. Another Paulus had to deal with the same problem and Peter commented that…

He (Paul) writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction (2 Peter 3:16).

The ignorant and the mockers are still with us.

Response

 

1. Christians have entered into eternal life NOW (in the present) for we are in a different relationship (born again/from above John 3:3) with the creator.  Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10) for Jesus gives us eternal life (John 10:28) and whoever believes in him has passed from death to life (John 5:24). Christianity is not a death cult but life affirming because God is a God of the living not of the dead (Matt 22:32).

2. The biggest event in Christianity is not the crucifixion but the resurrection of Christ. Jesus is the  resurrection and the life (John 11:25-26). The earliest symbol of Christianity was not the cross but the fish because the Greek word for fish (Ichthus) is an acronym for Jesus Christ Son of God Savior (and he was a fisher of men) and when Jesus told Peter to cast his net he caught 153 great (mega) fish (John 21:11) related to the Vesica Piscis and the triangular number of 17. Like the number 144, the 153 reduces to nine and differs by 9 which is related to beginnings and endings (the Great Precession Cycle). The last two thousand years of Christianity has been the age of Pisces.

3. The earth will not be destroyed but God will destroy those who destroy the earth (Rev 11:18) and “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14 and elsewhere) God’s original purpose is to fill the earth with his glory — his glory reflected through human beings — will be fulfilled. Christians respect creation and we look forward to the day when the wicked will be removed.

4. The lake of fire (Rev 19:20) describes a huge lake of magma caused by the great earthquake (Rev 16:18). The cataclysm will will trigger the collapse of  the corrupt “beast” system and the destruction of their propagandist (false prophet) and their image (transhuman technology,  Homo Deus)

5. The accusation and justification of mass genocide is often made by the theologically obtuse and by metaphysical midgets who hold genocidal positions themselves as supporters of abortion, eugenics and war. Their understanding is superficial and the result of confirmation bias as they make war against Yahweh

6. Human sacrifice was common in all cultures and was practiced as recently as 500 years ago. God stopped human sacrifice. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

7. Christians are not asked to become cannibals (lolz). When Jesus declares (John 6:53) that no one will have any part in him unless they eat his flesh or drink his blood he is speaking metaphorically. It means that our flesh and blood (human nature) should become like his flesh and blood. How was his flesh and blood different? Hebrews tells us that it was the same except in one aspect (Heb 2:14). He was without sin (Heb 4:15). Jesus put ego to death and was obedient in all things unto death (Heb 5:18). He was the only human who did not deserve to die and therefore he demonstrated that on this one occasion the immutable law of sin and death failed. The Mosaic law itself failed (Col 2:14). Jesus reconciled in himself the nature of God and of man (Col 1:15) and allows us to gracefully share in the victory because he demonstrated that somewhere in the the spirit of man is a love for God. We love Him, because He first loved us.(1 John 4:19).

 

 

Anunnaki

Anunnaki

This was brought to my attention and is typical of the sort of attacks that Christianity is under where the Old Testament is used in a “bait and switch” to cast doubt and confusion and drive a wedge between the testaments. The problem is that many Christians are ignorant of scriptures or only have a superficial knowledge of the texts and are easily swayed by those who are willing to conflate mythology and distort the texts for their own ends. There is a reason why they are trying so hard to destroy Christianity.

Anunnaki Ancient Mystery

This video refers to Zecharia Sitchin the author of several books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. Sitchin attributed the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he stated was a race of extraterrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. The Anunnaki are the Sumerian gods discovered on the clay tablets of libraries excavated at locations like Nineveh. The Bible story is said to depend on these older myths. Ironically, Nineveh and its prophesied Biblical destruction were thought to be exaggerated or fictitious until the ruins were discovered and subsequently excavated by Austin Henry Layard in 1846 and 1847. Now those very same texts are used to demonstrate Biblical dependence (sic).  We might ask what the most likely direction of influence and/or corruption is?   Myths always grow by accretion and become more epic in the telling, moreover they suffer from assimilation and syncretism. The further back in the past the historical event lies, the more likely that this has occurred.

Dating ancient flood narratives is often a complex and multidisciplinary task.   The techniques employed are linguistic analysis (syntax language development), historical context, cultural references, archaeological evidence, comparative mythology, radiocarbon dating (papyrus), documentary evidence (cross-references), oral tradition and folklore and carbon dating of geological evidence (sediment layers). There are many flood myths even among the Greeks, Indians and Chinese but concentrating on the Mesopotamian myths we arrive at the following agreed upon dating.

The Sumerian Flood Story – c. 2100 BCE or earlier.    One of the oldest known flood narratives, possibly dating back to around 2100 BCE or even earlier. Atrahasis Epic – c. 18th century BCE.   This is an Akkadian text that is believed to have been composed in the 18th century BCE, although it draws on older Sumerian sources. Epic of Gilgamesh – c. 18th century BCE.   The standard Akkadian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh that contains the flood story is dated to the 18th century BCE. Ziusudra (Sumerian) – c. 19th-17th century BCE.   Ziusudra is the Sumerian equivalent of Noah. The story of Ziusudra is considered one of the earliest known flood narratives.

The multitude of cross-cultural myths is evidence that something catastrophic happened and the scientific evidence points to a Heinrich-Bond event with rapid changes to the jet stream and glacial melt probably occurring approximately 6,000 years ago  which (if correct) is some  2,000 years before the oldest flood accounts appeared. This allows plenty of time for the account to be mythologised and to become an epic tale.     The biblical account of the Great Flood is found in the book of Genesis, which is generally believed to have been written down during the Babylonian exile in the 6th or 5th century BCE.  It is thought to be the most recent but that is based on several false assumptions the first one being the early date assigned to Genesis.  We know that Genesis predates the exile and was known to the prophets etc before 700 BC. Of course, that is nowhere near the 2000 BC date of the Mesopotamian accounts but the appearance of the other ANE myths occurred around the same time slot as the Exodus from Egypt which coincided with the development of the alphabet.  Unlike clay, papyrus documents leave very little trace ,compounded  by  the Jewish custom to destroy old scrolls when new copies were made.    The Genesis account has the least mythological elements giving us dimensions, time periods and the landing place of the ark on Ararat which happens to be located very near to the oldest vineyards in the world giving credence to the story that Noah planted a vineyard and got drunk (lolz).  There is no reason (except academic bias) that the Genesis account cannot be earlier than the other myths.  They probably developed independently from one another based on cultural memories and oral traditions.

The video makes the false equivalency that the Sumerian Anunnaki = Elohim and the basic error of employing the Book of Enoch (a late pseudepigrapha) to demonstrate that the offspring of the Anunnaki are the “sons of God”.  Using the book of Enoch written at the very  least a millennia after Genesis to explain the “sons of God” is like using one of Isaac Asimov’s books to interpret Scripture. (lolz). The video (@7.45) states that all the terms are translated as God (not true), as the KJV translates Yahweh as LORD and Elohim as GOD

Whatever explanation is offered, must consider that men and rulers are also referred to as Elohim in Scripture, so the delineation is at times ambiguous (Exodus 7:1; 21:6; 22:8,9,28; 23:20,21; Psalms 58:1(?); 97:7; 138:11; 1 Samuel 2:25; 28:13). I find myself in agreement with Michael Heiser  [i]

 Our Terminology IS NOT Adequate to Describe the God of the Bible (5 min)

Note the famous shema of Deut 6:4 (שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד)- Hear O Israel The LORD our God is one LORD (KJV) or, Literally: Hear O Israel, Yahweh our Elohim (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū) is one (echad) Yahweh and  compare Zechariah 14:9; And the LORD (Yahweh) shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one (echad) LORD  (Yahweh), and his name one (echad).

Moreover, just like Elohim the phrase “Sons of God” is also used to describe humans (and angels) adding to the ambiguity. The nation of Israel is described as God’s son (Hos.11:1). In fact, Solomon is called the “Son of God” and the account has intertextual parallels pointing back to the apostacy in Genesis 6:4 which I demonstrate in this article Solomon as the Son of God .  Moreover, the reference to “giants” in Genesis is literally “mortals of the name” or as some translations render it “men of renown” which are the “demi-gods” legendary hero figures of antiquity like Nimrod who established the city-states and hunted before Yahweh and is called a “mighty (גִּבֹּ֖ר gibbor) one.”  For example, although the Egyptians recognized that the pharaoh was human and subject to human weakness, they simultaneously viewed him as a god, because the divine power of kingship was incarnated in him. He therefore acted as intermediary between Egypt’s people and the gods. Many ancient Mesopotamian kings viewed themselves as living gods.

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.   He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.  And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. (Genesis 10:8-10)

Another classic error (@ @8.45) is a failure to distinguish between names and titles.  El Elyon (Most High God) is not a name it is a title or epithet. Like calling someone a CEO or King of Kings. They are not names. in contrast with Yahweh (YHWH) which is a NAME. And the situation is further complicated by the concept of agency in which Yahweh places his name and authority in an angel (Exod 23:21) or in a human (cf. the king). The nation of Israel was told at Sinai that collectively they were meant to bear the Yahweh name and not take it in vain. The Hebrew word for “take,” nasa, means to bear or carry. God’s name had been placed upon the Israelites (Num 6:27), enter Jesus, whose name means Yahweh saves. He is one who fulfills the name bearing at which Israel (chosen to be a holy nation) so miserably failed. In fact, Jesus is able to use the name shown to Moses in Exodus 3:14 expressed in the Greek Septuagint as I AM [ii] when Jesus declares, Before Abraham was I AM” (John 8:58) this is a reference to manifesting the Yahweh name (not a reference to pre-existent equivalence) as the blind man is also able to manifest the I AM through being a recipient of healing power: Jesus answered, Neither hath this [blind] man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest (phaneroo) in him (John 9:3)….Some said, This is he [the blind man]: others said, He is like him: but he [the blind man] said, I AM (John 9:9).  So, Jesus bears the Yahweh name and manifests him, which is why he can say, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” (John 14:9).  Jesus becomes the name bearer:

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name (Philippians 2:9).

The assertion that either Jesus or the NT is somehow confused about “which of the gods (plural) is his Father (lolz) is utter nonsense. As to the other assertion (@ 15 mins) that Abraham only knew God under the title El Shaddy but not under the Yahweh name, it is also based on a fundamental misunderstanding of Exodus 6:3: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH (Yahweh) was I not known to them. ” The context as demonstrated in my article El Shaddy is that the epithet is linked to blessing and fecundity [iii] and the irony is that it was the very fulfillment (Exodus 1:7) of the promise inherit in the title that caused the Egyptian genocide. The crux interpretum is the word “known” which is about revelation. It is about experiencing the full implication and meaning of the name and character. Abraham had a glimpse at the place he called Yahweh-Yireh (יהוה יראה) or Yahweh will be seen when he “saw the place afar off” [iv]– “Your father Abraham rejoiced [v] to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad” (John 8:56). However, the full implications of Yahweh manifesting himself as saviour was the Passover Exodus (Gen 15:13-14) and then later in history the Passover crucifixion of Jesus (Yah saves) when the full revelation of the name is made known.

The video is full of errors suggesting that the Elohistic (E) and Yahwistic (J) accounts of the flood denote different gods such as the Mesopotamian gods Enlil (destroyer) and Enki (the saviour). Not only is the Wellhausen Documentary hypothesis of differing sources (E, J and P) increasingly being rejected by many scholars (in favour of a holistic approach) but the theology of the Old Testament (and New) rejects the notion of dualism found in much of of the ANE mythology and religions (such as Zoroastrian). As the prophet says; “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things” (Isaiah 45:7 ). There is not a God who brings good and a different God who brings evil circumstances. God both kills and makes alive; “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand” (Deuteronomy 32:39). This was even recognized by Job in all his misery: ” And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21).

Furthermore, syncretism  of proto-Indo-European “father gods” such as Dyauspitar the Ṛigvedic sky deity which is cognate with the Greek Διας – Zeus Patēr and the Latin Jupiter and the Proto-Italic djous “day, sky” and patēr “father”, thus “sky father” Greek: Δίας or Ζεύς), also known as Jove of ancient Rome is an expected cross cultural evolution but the Semetic tetragmaton (YHWH) is semantically a verb that is treated as a noun. Unlike the cosmogony of the pagan gods the Hebrew has a unique existential meaning and teleological projection and is therefore not derivative.

Conclusion

At one point the video states; Actually it is necessary to highlight here a great confusion is Jesus the Messiah or not is Jesus’ Father Yahweh or not?  We can have different interpretations and different readings as well as different theological explanations for this. But invariably, the truth is only one, even though we may not be able to fully grasp it….   the fact that we do not have access to the truth…

The only person who is confused is the producer of the video. God is not the author of confusion, but of peace (1 Cor 14:33).  Moreover, we have direct access to the truth, Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:16) and a promise to guide us into all truth and show us things to come (John 16:13). The video states that such knowledge is unobtainable, it is too far too high that it cannot be reached, which is contrary to the apostle Paul who says the opposite in Romans 10:6-8 that it is not too high or unobtainable. The video producer then levels the petulant accusation that “They (the gods???) blame our humanity for terrible and sinful acts” (Really?  Time for you to wake up and smell the coffee boyo.  Take a look around).  Man rebelled against God and is still in opposition to him with the Homo Deus transhumanist project. He continues by lamenting that “God is all powerful and we should fear him” (however the transhumanist and neo-Bolsheviks use fear as a programming tool).   I would rather fear the Lord than fear man. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom (Psalm 111:10, Prov 1:7) but not the end of Wisdom for perfect love rules out fear; There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.   We love him, because he first loved us (1 John 4:18-19). He ends the video by saying that he thinks we are divine, and he talks about “illumination of the darkness of ignorance” a sure sign that he is a gnostic (one with hidden knowledge that we do not have).  No, you are not illuminated, you walk in darkness (like the blind man in John 9//darkness Ps 82) and although you are gods in your own mind, you will die like Adam (Jesus quoting Ps 82 at the Sanhedrin “gods” in John 10).

Notes

[i] Although I disagree with Michael Heiser on his interpretation of Psalm 82:5-8:

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.   I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.  But ye shall die like men (adam), and fall like one of the princes.   Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations. (Psalm 82:5-8)

The question is whether Psalm 82 is talking about gods or men. Michael Heiser would argue for the Elohim here being gods, but gods are immortal and these elohim are threatened to die like men or more specifically to die like Adam, having failed the test as he did. Or — more precisely — having sought for higher position than God permitted. The reference to “arise” is to the resurrection because Hezekiah recovered from his mortal illness on the third day and addressed the council (the Sanhedrin or 70 Elohim).  They had rebelled and attempted to usurp power during his illness and the Assyrian siege. They attempted to betray him and cut a deal with Sennacherib. The prince Shebna was cast out (cf. Isaiah 22).  The parallels between the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 (King Hezekiah) and Christ are obvious. Christ quotes this Psalm when challenged about his status by the Sanhedrin refer to my article Psalm 82 in the Fourth Gospel. And further reading, see my analysis of Heiser’s critiques in the article Sons of God

[ii] Ego eimi (Ἐγώ εἰμι) is the transliteration of the LXX Greek in Exodus 3:14. The name of God expresses a past, present, and future tense. As such God is the ground of all being (I AM) but Yahweh is also constantly manifesting who he will be (WILL BE) the one who was, is and will be. On this see God Manifestation

[iii] The Stark Trek greeting “Live Long and Prosper” is based on making the Shin sign (the letter- Sh ש in Hebrew) with the hand the first syllable of Sh-addy in the El Shaddy rabbinical blessing.

[iv] Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off (Genesis 22:4).

[v] The name of his son Isaac (that he was told to sacrifice) means laughter or rejoicing.

 

Paper Jesus

Paper Jesus

If you hadn’t noticed Christianity is under attack.   Adam Green speaks about “Paper Jesus” because Jesus only exists on paper and is a hoax.  So this is my response to Adam Green and KMN (Know More News) who pulled a bait and switch and now attacks Christianity. He is doing the work of the Jews like a shabbot goy. The original video from the Odin Larper can be found here: https://odysee.com/@KnowMoreNews:1/Jesus-Wars:5

I changed his cover image into this and called it Know More Jews (lolz):

KMJews: Response to Adam Greenbaum

Elahi,Elahi, lama Sabachthani

Elahi,Elahi,lama Sabachthani

In remembrance of the Lord’s Passover (you may need to refresh the page as some videos are still uploading).

On WTYL:

On Odysee:

On BitChute:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/n5YgOUCY9PhC/

 

The Saying on the Cross

Sabachthani: the suffering servant and the akedha
Article presenting an in-depth analysis of the saying on the cross:

Examining philology, etymology and theology and intertextuality between the
suffering servant of Psalm 22 with the sacrifice of Isaac (the akedha) in Genesis 22.

It is a follow up of the original article on Psalm 22  Access here
Accompanied by an extensive (macro enabled) Excel Spreadsheet
that compares the synoptic Gospel passages and LXX (in Greek unicode)
including a look up function and access to etymological and philological data bases.
P. Wyns
PDF download
Excel download

The birth of Jesus

The birth of Jesus

Xmas study with notes

The birth of Jesus (1:15)

Show notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah_menorah
Hanukkah’s main ritual is the lighting of a menorah, a candelabra with nine candleholders, lit during the eight nights of the holiday.
Prolegomena
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch1.html#P7
Daniel and Temple Theology
https://www.biblaridion.info/resources/Dan_temple.pdf
Psalm 82 in the Fourth Gospel
http://www.biblaridion.info/resources/Ps82.pdf
Seventies
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch16.html#P281
Psalm 30
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch18.html#P346

https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch1.html#P22

Appendix 2 Chapter 17: The Priestly Courses
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch17.html#P313

5 Ab course of Jehoiarib serving
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch17.html#P318

Dating the birth of Christ
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch17.html#P355

Adjusted Chronology -Seder Olam
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch17.html#P284

Jewish calendar
https://www.biblaridion.info/daniel/danhtml/dch9.html#P167

IYAR (Ziv) -Jesus born – end of May

The Torah was given on the 6th day of Sivan.1 The Talmud2 tells us that the Torah was given on Shabbat. It was on our national day of rest that G‑d revealed Himself to the Jewish nation and spoke to them the Ten Commandments. It is only appropriate that the Torah, which brings peace and harmony to its adherents—and by extension, to the entire world—was given on the Day of Rest.

Pentecost is from the Greek word for “fiftieth day.” It was the Greek name for the Hebrew Feast of Weeks, which fell 50 days after Passover. The Feast of Weeks celebrated the calling of the Hebrews into a covenant relationship with God at Mt. Sinai. The Day of Pentecost falls 50 days after Easter.

Notification: He is Risen

Notification: He is Risen

Just in case you missed the good news (Gospel) he is Risen.  Off to sing hymns of praise on the Sunday and so should you.  Have faith.  This veil of tears will soon be removed.

 

False Christians

False Christians

This is from John Brisson’s Channel We’ve read the Documents. It is worth while listening to because it demonstrates the phony Christian right in the USA (CNP) who are in league with the CFR. There is no left and right. We have one party they have all joined together they are false friends and false Christians. I have added these links so that it is easier to follow:

Carroll Quigley  was an American historian and theorist of the evolution of civilizations. He is remembered for his teaching work as a professor at Georgetown University, and for his writing about global conspiracies, in which he argued that an Anglo-American banking elite have worked together for centuries to spread certain values globally.

Council for National Policy (CNP)

Cullen Davis

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Dominion theology

Unification Church (Moonies)

The Heritage Foundation

 Education- Deliberate Dumbing Down

P.S. remember that Trump spoke at the Moonies 9/11 event.

One of THE Best Videos About the SECRETIVE GROUP CNP Alex Jones Never Told You About – The CNP (1:18)

https://youtu.be/LFR0L2A18DE

 

The Great Reset IS the Great Awakening (WEF and the UN) – The Beast and The Harlot 24 (54 min)

John is correct in his assessment.  The villains and heroes are too transparent.  They are trying to provoke a purge. They would love “Christians” to rise up against the “Commies” as that would solidify their power over them.

https://youtu.be/H_rwJxU6Z98?t=260

 

My comment under the video:

I think you may be confusing hades/hell and the parable of Abraham's bosom. Perhaps we should talk sometime. As regards Enoch and Elijah, Enoch was translated that he should not see death which interestingly enough is the same as John 8:51. Note that it says "see death" it does not say die. As for Elijah he was snatched up in a whirlwind (merkabah) and the next time we encounter him is on the mount of transfiguration (with Moses who had died centuries previously ) speaking with the Christ. There is much that we do not know but it seems that both Moses and Elijah were laid to rest by angels and the transfiguration is a moment outside of space and time. In any case neither the law or the prophets could lead the people into the kingdom. As for Jesus he did not "rapture" to heaven but he ascended to the Father. I am not a fan of creedal language but will say that, "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven" (John 3:13). The translation of Enoch in the OT was mythologized in Jewish pseudepigrapha giving rise to false doctrines in the book of Enoch which was employed in apologetic and polemical fashion in Jude/Peter to combat the Enochists who were preaching another gospel.

The Virtual Abyss

The Virtual Abyss

A tour de force. Powerful Christian apologetic.

I loved this analysis and discussion of Richard Grannon’s video on the collapse of modern civilization. This really was a tour de force looking at truth claims in the post modern world the metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and ontology of different world views as contrasted with Christian anthropology. Employing logic, reason and rationality which form the basis of Christian truth claims. Their philosophical premise is based on first cause which is always difficult to refute because it is logically consistent. This video is 3:46 hours long and worth watching (listening too) underneath  the original video by Richard Grannon is posted. He has a  BSc in Psychology and a Master Practitioner certification in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), Richard is “The Spartan Life Coach” — an expert in applying the Spartan values of strength, self-discipline, and bravery to psychological training.

"For, although we are in the flesh, we do not battle according to the flesh,  for the weapons of our battle are not of flesh but are enormously powerful, capable of destroying fortresses. We destroy arguments and every pretension raising itself against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive in obedience to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NAB)

THE COLLAPSE OF MODERN CIVILIZATION | The Virtual Abyss (3:46)

https://youtu.be/2d-mu-PKVCs

The Collapse of Modern Civilization | Richard Grannon (47 min)

The only part of the Dayz of Noah video that I would critique is the use of formulaic or credal language to describe Christ as fully God and fully man as I prefer a more nuanced position such as presented by John A. T. Robinson who interprets the incarnation to mean that Jesus was “totus deus, the one who is utterly expressive of Godhead,” not “totum dei, the exhaustive revelation” of God (Robinson, 1979: 104, 120).

"Further, if Jesus Christ is totus deus - if, that is to say, God has wholly and not merely partially vested himself in Christ - he is, again, not totum dei. Jesus Christ does not represent everything of God in the sense that there is no revelation of God outside him. If he is final, it is because ultimately everything is summed up and included in him, not because he is exclusively the expression of God.  The Christian who asserts that for him Jesus Christ is the all-embracing principle of interpretation is asserting that there is nothing in his experience that requires any other explanation; for everything 'coheres' in him. He makes this judgment - and calls himself a Christian - because he does not find this is true of Buddha and Mohammed, not because he does not find any truth in them. For him Christ represents the definitive revelation of God - and this is a less misleading word than final - because it is inconceivable to him that there could be any higher revelation of God in human terms of 'pure, unbounded love' " (p.221-222).  Robinson, John A.T., 1973, The Human Face of God. Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Westminster Press

I prefer the Greek description manifestation (phanerosis) rather than the Latin verb incarnation (The verb incarno does not occur in the Latin Bible but the term is drawn from the Gospel of John 1:14) derived from the prefix in- and caro, “flesh”, meaning “to make into flesh” or, in the passive, “to be made flesh”. Incarnational doctrine is thought to imply the personal pre-existence of Christ rather than ideological preexistence, however, all believers are said to be chosen in him from the foundation of the world (Eph 1:4).

God’s work of manifestation is not complete as he is calling out a people for his name (sons and daughters) therefore although the Christ event is definitive (Eph 1:23) it is not exhaustive because God manifestation is an ongoing process that can only be achieved in and through the Christ event. Divine manifestation is the telos allowing Timothy to exclaim “My Lord and my God!” in the presence of the resurrected Christ.