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Section 19.. Final Message

 

003white  Who We Are     And     Statement of Faith

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Reluctantly we must leave and in doing so all we can do is quote the apostle Paul...

    Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

He sent His prophets and we stoned them. He sent His Son and we have ignored and trodden Him underfoot,  Our sins have reached to Heaven. We have grieved His Spirit and perverted His message. God’s wrath has been coming to a slow boil and it is ready to spill over. In the great and terrible day of the Lord He will, in the same measure that we glorified ourselves and lived luxuriously, give us torment and sorrow.

We have spent countless hours looking upwards, but have been so totally immersed in our squabbling about the positioning and names of the stars, that we have failed to see the blazing meteor bearing down on us. We have walked the sandy beach and have been so engrossed in counting the grains, that we have not lifted our eyes and seen the enormity of the tidal wave that will soon engulf us.

Worse.. The centuries past have all had their share of Oracles, Seers and Shamans. The few that others usually feared, respected or burned at the stake. Sadly, with everyone and his brother jumping on the bandwagon, the situation today is not confined to the gypsy at the local fair. Fools are rushing in where angels fear to tread. 

With our newly found ‘Spirituality’ and all manner of meditation, visualization, channeling, spirit guides, goddess worship and Gaia, all we have succeeded in doing is throwing the doors open to God only knows what..  We have openly invited evil to cross the threshold and one of these days the doors will be wide enough for them to make their move. You can take it to the bank that they are coming back. Read Ascended Masters and Alice Bailey and The Lucis Trust, then Days of Noah when the abominable union of the supernatural with the natural moved God to judge the world...

The church that should have been a bulwark against evil, with many ear ticklers and “ravening wolves” for leaders, coupled with a Biblically illiterate population, has latched on to the coat tails of the world and come up with ‘Christianized’ versions of venturing into areas strictly forbidden in Scripture. With our Contemplative prayer, Meditation, Labyrinths, Yoga  etc. [Details] we have endorsed the invitations and are along for the ride… And what a ride it’s going to be.  As Einstein once said “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

God Almighty will descend one final time from His Holy Hill and one last clarion call will ring out, and woe to the man who stops his ears... Let us never forget that He will not come as God the Creator or God the Redeemer but, this time around, will come as God the Destroyer. All our knowledge, all our technology, all our good works will not save us.

    “her plagues will come in one day death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” (Revelation 18:8)

Come out of her lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.

If Jesus was not who He said He was and if the Bible is not true, then humanity has no hope. We have made great strides in technology, Most of us have witnessed dramatic developments... the advent of commercial airline travel that permits us to travel around the world in a matter of hours, while most of our immediate ancestors rarely journeyed a hundred miles from where they lived. We've seen the dawn of the computer age in which calculations and data transfers are literally made at the speed of light. The information super highway brings the knowledge of the world to our desktops at the click of a few buttons. But in spite of all our progress the ugly specters of famine, war, violence, and genocide still raise their heads. Countless numbers die of AIDS every week. Our prisons are overflowing. War has taken a new and sinister turn.. Today terrorists walk among us, nameless faceless men that are willing to kill themselves and innocent civilians for yet another cause.

While there is little doubt that an incalculable number of people have (and do) battle tirelessly to fight for basic human rights, all their efforts are akin to a man trying to stem the leak in the dyke with his fingers... He only has ten fingers but the dyke springs new holes every minute.

Why? Simply because technology and human courts can do nothing to alter the heart of man. We can cry ‘peace and safety’ for short periods of time until the next megalomaniac rises on the world stage with greed, lust and the desire for power and control in his heart. Until the next serial killer leaves a trail of blood behind him. Then we are back to square one. On an even larger scale, the other side of our technological advances has resulted in our world threatened with a nightmarish debacle of our own making.

The Bible is very clear… ‘You sin, You die! “How primitive!” we exclaim... “How archaic!” But let us for one instance envision a world without sin. Let us imagine what our lives would be like without transgression of God’s laws. What would it be like to never have to worry about the safety of our children, and never have to lock the doors to our homes or cars. A young woman could walk home in the late evening and know she would get there safely. Pornography would not exist. There would have been no Enron and no Watergate. What would it be like if politicians and used car salesmen told nothing but the truth? Children would be raised in the security of two parents who are committed to one another.

While there is little doubt that some crimes arise out of need and desperation, the vast amounts of funds we would save on our police force, judiciary, armed forces, jails and related organizations would ensure that no one would be in want. Are we getting the picture yet?

Perhaps the Bible has a point after all.

Again, perhaps the Bible seems too harsh when it says that all sin merits the death sentence. After all how can a tiny infraction deserve death? Lets look at it this way… Where does one draw the line between a ‘big sin’ and a ‘small’ one? If I as a ‘friend’ of yours, walked away with a paper clip from your desk you probably would not consider it theft. You would probably conclude that I needed a paper clip for some reason and dismiss it. If I walked away with a ten-dollar bill you probably would consider it theft but may look the other way. However if I took $100 you would probably jump up and down. So where shall we draw the line between a paper clip and a hundred dollar bill? At a penny? A dime? A fiver? And how much are you willing to bet that, if asked, ten people would give ten different answers. Cultures and people across the globe have different standards… So whose standard shall we judge by?

Also, how much more would you be willing to bet that (sooner rather than later) some one would decide one of the thieves was ‘dysfunctional’ and should see a psychologist instead of paying for the crime... and, once more, we’d be back to square one.

God made it simple. He set the standard... He said ‘No sin’. Think of it this way... If a person commits one sin a day for fifty years of their adult life, it totals 18,250 sins over a span of fifty years. And not, I am not talking about rape and murder... just the so called “small sins”. Lies, cheating, dishonesty, greed, selfish ‘me first’ attitude of the heart and mind. In other words.... the lack of righteousness and goodness

Nor do the world’s major religions offer a final and lasting solution… We do not need a ‘way of life’ or a philosophy. We need answers. We need a solution. We need to know who we are and where we are going. It is a never-ending source of amazement to me that people so willingly adopt other religions and philosophies, none of which have any evidence at all to back them up. While some religions do have a strong moral code, none of them can produce a shred of support that they are based in fact, not fiction. Seemingly all a person has to do is come up with a lot of profound sounding statements and many, who have checked their brains in at the door, will follow them anywhere. Where are these other gods and how do we know they exist? Have they ever made their purposes known or disclosed themselves? What (if any) purpose do they have except to collect people’s offerings? What practical solutions do they have for the plight of humanity? What are their moral standards? Or aren’t there any? And the questions go on and on.

In contrast there is sheer weight of evidence in favour of the Bible. If one can possibly explain the mysterious authorship of the Bible then one has to get over the hurdle of the fulfilled prophecies and the claims of Jesus Himself and so very much more. No other ‘holy book’ in history has as much as a single fulfilled prophecy to corroborate its claims. Also Archaeology has done much to verify that Scripture was very reliable in its historic details, and has proved that the Bible is a book that can be trusted (See Section 2) … as has the changed lives of those who have truly believed.

Many will say that a sinless world is not possible. But a sinless world is what God’s plan for the world was and is… and a sinless world is what will be. This is His plan and it cannot be changed. The Bible calls it ‘Heaven’.  In a fallen world He gave us the way for us to be saved from the consequences of sin, but few have heeded the call. However He has only given us a limited time to respond and when that time is done He will descend once more onto the earth… sword in hand. He will destroy and then rebuild. At that time the one question we will not be able to ask Him is “Why didn’t You tell us? Why didn’t You give us any warning?”

    He has!

The doors are still open but they wont be for long. The Answers are in Plain Sight. Come out while there is still time.

Carol Brooks

With thanks to

My husband, Al the only one with the patience to sort out the idiosyncrasies of the computer and software. Without him there may never have been a site.

My son DJ who wrote the poetry in Section 16 and, several of the articles as well. He was, for the longest time, my number one critic...  a role he seems quite willing to reassume :)

My daughter Ryfka, who, so many years ago in her early teens helped type a number of articles, came up with the original design for the site, and who hopes, one day, to be instrumental in publishing some of my articles in book form... if the Lord wills.

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