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Monday, March 26, 2007

"Hell Awaits" A Piece of Conversation God. Submitted by Jeff.

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Jeff from over at Brooklyn Kitchen submitted this interesting video on religion and doubt. Don't let the scary image stop you from watching this video. It is well done and invites discussion. Please you are welcomed leave your comments, thoughts and/or share similar experiences.


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Blogger Toma said ... (12:33 PM) : 

The conversation intensifies!

It's not difficult for wolves to paint a fiery picture that presents the doubts that plague "Western Christianity." Cos western Christianity has to be flushed. It's broken with materialism, pride and prejudice. And has (all but completely) departed from the Sermon-on-the-mount (Matthew 5-7) lifestyle of the King of the Jews, Jesus. My King lived a life of purity and righteous life (truly) sustains healthy human experience (James 1:26-27).

Google "Christian Hedonism."

The last 2 pieces were (of course) excellently presented - but as far off the mark of God as one who desires to see Him could imagine. I'd venture a guess both videos were handily crafted by a similar group of people - wolfish, perhaps? - who are determined to ask all the hard questions with very little concern for the literal, historical and cultural context of the Bible and what it is really telling humanity. Rather, (I'm guessing) they're actually thinking all the time of some other favored literature of theirs and not really basing their ideology on the vast riches of the Bible itself.

Which "Bible"? Look at every best-seller list since the beginning of mass-publication of the written text... yah, THAT one! I like looking into the Hebrew and Hebrew-to-Greek, too, personally. As it's a Middle Eastern book we study... and that requires we drop our "hellenistic" interpretations and ask "what is the mind of the Hebrew-thinker who was used to write this stuff?"

I would encourage true believers (in the veracity of, the eternal, infallible nature of) the message of the Bible to "HOLD FAST the confession of our hope unyieldingly" (Heb.10:23 also Heb. 3:6 & 14) - the "atom-holder" laid His life down to rescue ALL matter from the sin problem - Jesus really did die and (as was celebrated recently worldwide) physically rise from the grave for our righteousness!

Also, dear brothers and sisters of the faith, "study to show yourself approved before God, as a tried-and-true worker who isn't ashamed to teach the word of truth correctly." (2nd Timothy 2:15)

"Chazak," brothers and sisters! That's Hebrew for "Courage"! The streets are getting darker and darker as moral relativism and mockers of the Creator begin to run wild in public (like zombies - body snatchers - vampires, etc. etc.).

Cling to the Maker-Savior, Jesus (a dark-skinned man, by the way... called by the name, Yeshua). He's a LOT nicer than they are willing to imagine. But my guess is (and it's just an educated guess) that they don't hunger at all for His righteousness or truth and they are completely content manipulating others for their own selfish gain (that's the nature of hungry wolves).

Beware the "great falling away" (2nd Thessalonians 2:3)!

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8 Then the lawless one (the antichrist) will be revealed, whom the Lord will kill with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nothing by the brightness of His coming; 9 even he whose coming is according to the working of Hasatan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn’t receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
(II Thessalonians 2:10)
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[This comment would have been addressed to the maker of the video, instead of to my bro's and sis's in Christ, if every word, image and inflection of tone wasn't dripping with sarcasm... like a hungry zombie. I personally don't believe in "moral relativism." Which, UNDOUBTEDLY underlies the sarcasm in this presentation. Next!]


Blogger Brooklyn Kitchen said ... (2:58 PM) : 

You're right toma, as the creator of the video HELL AWAITS I had very little concern with presenting the literal facts of the Bible. In this video, I only wanted to depict my experience with Christianity at a very young age.

It's a personal story, a story of youthful doubt in something that is somewhat remarkable, and far beyond the mind of a 7 year old to understand.

My early life was filled with fear, fear of hell, fear of Satan, fear of the Antichrist, and it was my church that instilled all that in me. That's what I wanted to depict. I had no underlying agenda, no message of 'moral relativism,' and I did not intend to inject any sarcasm in this piece.

Irony, maybe, but not sarcasm.

But just so you know, I well understand the Bible, I've read it and studied it, read commentaries and books about it. I know that its a perplexing, confusing, contradictory book that has undergone translations, interpretations, changes and rearrangements as the various parts have come through time to create the book we now know. I know that much of the Christian creed is not set down in the Gospels and letters, but was developed around the third century. I've read the other Gospels, the gnostics and their commentaries, that depict Christ as both divine and as nothing more than a man. And I gotta tell you, I still don't know what the truth is.

And you know what? That's okay. Jesus said to his disciples that they only need faith the size of a mustard seed they could move mountains. I think that's enigmatic way of saying that it's okay to have doubt. He's saying that you'll NEVER have enough faith to move a mountain, that it's IMPOSSIBLE for you to move a mountain, so make do with the faith you have. More evidence? Thomas was a doubter. He had to have the physical proof that Christ had risen, and Christ did not condemn him for fact, he blessed him.

Finally, if you dislike the Hellenistic modalities of Christianity, you're going to have to start by eschewing the letters of Paul which compose the majority of the New Testament. Those books, addressed primarily to Greek audiences, are the starting point teachings and dogma that aren't present in the Sermon on the Mount.


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