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Jesse Duplantis

Jesse Duplantis is a famous minister. He is known in the heretical word faith movement. I heard of him from television and other sources indeed. He is from Louisiana and he is known to utilize a lot of humor in his sermons. His teachings on the Bible are weird and are very similar to the prosperity gospel as well. He is similar to Kenneth Copeland in his theological stances. He regularly outlines his personal stories as a means to justify his teachings. Jesse loves to have a hatred of doctrine by his own words: Naturally, the devil tried to shut down this living, breathing Church. He wanted dry bones. He began to take the freshness of God and put Ecclesiastical dogma on it. He used theological understanding to water down the fire. (Jesse Duplantis, Voice of the Covenant magazine, November 1997, p. 7). The truth is that real doctrine is not meant to confine spirituality. It was created in order to make it grow and to have boundaries of real moral enlightenment. Ecclesiastical dogma is different than the study of God or theology. The New Testament was created by human beings with great theological understanding like the apostles Matthew, Peter, Paul, etc. Jesse Duplantis is famous to advance revelations and slaying human beings in the spirit. He claims to have experiences related to the supernatural. He screams Jesus all of the time. He claims to speak in tongues and lay hands on human beings. He asks -- Someone has a liver disorder come forward while the anointing of God is present. He promises-- I guarantee you will be revived after the sermon (Mar. 7, 2000 TBN). Jesse made biblical inaccurate statements like the following: "...If God told a lie, it wouldn't be a lie because it would become truth..." (Oct. 6, 2000) No a lie is a lie and God ONLY tells the truth, the Bible says he cannot lie. Jesse Duplantis said that he has been hit with lightning a number of times. He loves the prosperity gospel. He claims that we must be anointed to get out of poverty and those in poverty lack the anointing. He makes the following comments (taken from The Nov. 1997 Voice of the Covenant magazine, p.5) The very first thing on Jesus` agenda was to get rid of poverty! Would you like to know why some people, including ministries, never get out of poverty? Its not because they arent smart. Its not because they dont have

windows of opportunity. Its because theyre not anointed. If youre not anointed, poverty will follow you all the days of your life. His first objective was to get rid of poverty. This is nonsense since the poor have been some of the spiritually strong human beings in human history. Obviously, we should fight against poverty, but not claiming that poverty is a product of lacking spirituality. And he just condemned the apostle Paul who said he was 1 Cor.4:11-12 To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure. Peter is condemned as being not anointed because in Acts 3:6 Peter said to the man at the gate of the temple Silver and gold I do not have. I guess the apostles did not know yet what Duplantis and the rest of his friends know today. The reality is that Jesus Christ never owned a jet, was poor, and was reviled by even some in his own community for his revolutionary views. Jesse Duplantis loves money, he loves his money, and his preaching is heavily about money in general. Jesse said that he agrees with the prosperity gospel propaganda. Years, this arrogant, egotistical man said the following words about his money: "...You watch me and this Mr. Cessna man here, I'll be the first preacher to buy a brand new, spankin' new, brand new jet that will fly all over this world. Get that sucker out of that glass hanger!...You can say all you want, Jack. I'll fly by your house and tip the wing. I'm gonna get something for Jesus. I'm gonna do something for God... (Jesse Duplantis Show, TBN, 9/ 8/97). He once boasted that God has done everything that he has prayed for. This is strange since not one person born beside Jesus could have said this. He claims to have communications with God and having a trip to Heaven. Sometimes, he preaches from Kenneth Copeland's pulpit. The Gospel is rather simple. Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world, he was buried, he died, and he rose up again taking up the same body that he came in. The Gospel is based on the blood, the cross, and his resurrection. Anybody trying to focus on money, riches, and false spiritualism is someone ignoring the Gospel of the Savior Son of God Yeshua ben Yoseph. Salvation is a gift freely given not earned. That is why it is not uncommon for witness world faith teachers to teach heresies. Some of them have spewed blasphemies and other strange doctrines in the faith of truth and reality. For example, Kenneth Copeland made the following comment about Jesus Christ: "He [Jesus] allowed the devil to drag Him into the depths of hell....He allowed Himself to come under Satan's control...every demon in hell came down on Him to annihilate Him....They tortured Him beyond anything anybody had ever conceived. For three days He suffered everything there is to suffer." (Kenneth Copeland, "The Price of It All," 3.). The truth is that Jesus Christ was never under Satan's control at all. It is obvious to see that Jesse Duplantis is advancing New Age metaphysics. CBN loves him and placed him on their broadcast on many times. Jesse wants folks to have faith in their seed instead of having faith in God and doing actions constructively in their daily lives. Duplantis claims that he had reached the point where he did not have to seek God for guidance, but rather that God had told Duplantis that he could largely do whatever he chose, and that God would bless it and conform His own will and actions around the decisions of Duplantis. Duplantis regularly talks about dreams and visions as found in "Turning Your Dreams into Reality." You will notice that his so-called "dreams and visions" never resemble the actual person or work of Jesus Christ. Jesse wants us to focus our toughts to make reality. Sorry, but a human's thoughts are constantly wicked. It is time for us to monitor our thoughts and keep our focus on righteousness. Also, Jesse Duplantis made an extremely ignorant and silly argument. Jesse Duplantis made the argument that blacks are killing each other (when most black people are not killing each other at all) and you can just use religious exercise as a means to liberate you without defeating white supremacy. He said this as a means to appeal to a black audience. This is why many churches shy away from real discussions on race or white supremacy since mainstream media wants to ignore real oppression in the world (while maintaining the social status quo). It is the same Eurocentric religion that forced numerous

black people to worship a White Jesus and embrace a slavery mentality that exists today. Jesse is wrong to assume that Satan alone taught many black folks to hate each. It was certain white people that did it. They are in charge of most Western schools, and other institutions that prepretate the agenda of white supremacy. So, we must continue to show the truth is that God is not White and our oppression is caused by white supremacy not black human beings collectively. Readily, the elite will exploit the Black Church (which has been at the forefront of numerous points of the black liberation movement) as a means for economic, political, and spiritual exploitation. This is exempflied by how politicans make an appearance in a Black Church near election time. If T.D. Jakes, Creflo Dollars, and other mega church, prosperity gospel preachers talk about social justice, white supremacy, the evils in the War on Drugs, and other real issues in the world strongly, then the establishment will withdrawal their funds from them. Jesse was slick since he is right that black folks should not blame God for the evils of Maafa. Yet, he implied that black people are following Satan and he said that black people's biggest problem are other black people. These views are of course 100 percent wrong indeed. Also, Jesse refuses to expose the evils deeds done by whites in charge of the white supremacist system. Also, if Jesse Duplantis would tell real spiritual truths, his popularity would massively decline. White supremacists always work overtime in trying to brainwash human beings on the falsehood of white superiority while denying the great value & beauty of blackness in the Universe. The Word of Faith teachers preach many heresies. We wish that they would wake up indeed. This heresy has been shown by Joel Osteen, Kenneth Hagin, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, and T.D. Jakes. They teach many false views and their views are heavily found in TBN or Trinity Broadcast Network. Even Titus 1:9 tells the truth that we should encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. Kenneth Copeland is wrong to assume that Adam was just like God as you can get and to believe that we are little gods. Adam was never God manifested in the flesh regardless of what Copeland said. There is no linkage between true spirituality and wealth or health. Many folks from across the economic scale have a great relationship with God. There are questionable origins of this movement. The lust of money and corruption of mainstream capitalism all influence the Word of Faith movement. Many of these TV preachers from this movement influenced how the world views Christianity, which is very strange. The enemy use the heresy of the Word of Faith movement as a means to sham Christianity in general since that fringe movement has nothing to do with historical Christianity. Many responsible Christian leaders have written books to refute the movement. The Scriptures gives believers the right to point out false doctrines like the following: "...Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."(Romans 16:17). Titus 3:10 is correct to mention that: "...A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject..." Many of them believe that man can be gods. For Copeland to call himself I Am is heretical and blasphemy. Casey Treat is another Word of Faith teacher that teaches the heresy that he is an exact duplicate of God. The little god teacher is condemned by the Scriptures, science, logic, and just plain commonsense. Little gods is related to polytheism and Christianity teaches monotheism. The works based salvation religion of Mormonism teaches the view of gods. We see that in Isaiah 43:10 that God said that no god was formed before me or after me. There is the one Supreme Deity and not many gods. The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Even 1 Corinthians 8:6 says that there is one God, the Father whom all things were created by and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ through whom all things and through whom we exist. Only a proud, perverted heart tries to view themselves as divine gods. So, many of these teachers try to reduce the exaltation of God. Many of these false teachers believe that Christ went into Hell and took on a sinful nature to redeem humans. That is a sick heresy. The reality is that Jesus Christ redeemed souls, while he was nailed to the cross. That reconciled both Jews and Gentile under Christ as found in Ephesians 2:16. The blood of the cross was sufficient. He or Jesus Christ never has to die in Hell for redemption of sins. 1 Peter 3:18 is clear that the Lord Jesus Christ suffered once for sins. Now, we should reject false words, adultery, greed, and unstable actions. We have to go for the right way.

Constantly seeking wealth and loving materialism are part of the World Faith Movement. Some of these preachers wanting to exploit humans for greed is wrong. The NT is clear that we should help human beings without expecting nothing in return as found in Luke 6:35. Many World of Faith preachers are super rich. Mark 4:18-19 and Matthew 6:19-21 refutes materialism 100 percent.

When you get older, you wake up about things spiritually. To understand many Scriptures, you have to understand the translation of words and the cultural times when these Scriptures were created as well. Some have to research the ancient texts as a means to get a fuller meaning of various verses too. It is true that the Holy Spirit can give humans balance in interpreting the Scriptures. There are literal truths in the Scriptures including idioms. Some misogynists and reactionary extremists distort the meanings of the Scriptures as a means to advance oligarchy, oppression, and other economic regressive ideologies. There is no legitimate justification to use any religious document as a means to claim the entitlement to subjugate humanity based on race, gender, etc. or to condone abuse, mistreatment, male supremacy (and then these haters lie and claim to have the Spirit of Christ, which they don't). Even the OT and NT have commands from God being against oppression, against the exploitation of human beings, against the oppression against widows, against the harm done to the fatherless, against exploitation of labor, against the harm done to the immigrant (or the sojourner), etc. That is why they should be harsh punishments against those who oppress human life. No one has the right or entitlement to exploit, abuse, or abuse power against any human being at any circumstance. We should be humble, strong, and act gracious in our walks with the Lord regardless of our class, gender, or race. This doesn't mean that we are entitled to special rights to oppress another human. Even Heaven is not based on a rigid class distinction. Nowhere in the OT or the New Testament were men given special entitlements to mirco-manage or abuse their power over women or children. The Scriptures condemn these abuses. We know how the Scriptures talk about being opposed to greed, exploitation, coveting, idolatry, seeking vain glory, etc. The Apostle James was adamant that we should not seek leadership, prestige, or power over others as a means to oppress other human beings. We should not love mainstream culture. We live in a very Eurocentric, Hellenistic (or Greco-Roman culture) that harbors massive materialism, commercialism, and globalism. The Eurocentric Greco-Roman cultures devalue women and called men to universally dominated women in most affairs of social including political life. We should be transformed in our thoughts and actions to follow the Lord. In other words, there is no need for men or women to be placed superior to each other. We look the original languages, the original context, the cultural and historical factors, and we can clearly understand the Scriptures as a whole in context. Paul praised Priscilla, who along with her husband, taught a man, Apollos. We all know about the woman Miriam (who called a leader of Israel in Micah 6:4), Deborah who lead Israel, spoke for God TO MEN, and was called a prophet and judge, and Huldah, who taught the Word of the Lord to men. Paul calls the woman Junia, an apostle. He called many other women in the NT his coworkers and co-laborers in spreading the gospel (which is a verbal act). Human beings are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb or the blood of Jesus Christ. That is why in the egalitarian fashion, husbands and wives have mutual leadership and mutual submission under God. So, it is what it is. All believers of males and females should fully participate in the Body according to their God given gifts and abilities. When human beings wake up, then views and wisdom will make more sense. Now, we know that 1 Corinthians 22 refer to Paul's well known disagreement of Gnostic cults and other fertility cults in that time period (not to place females as inferior inheritably to males at all). Careful exegetes also claim that the word for head (kephale) is better interpreted as source, rather than leader. And there is NO Old Testament law that prohibits a woman from speaking, leading, or teachingotherwise Deborah, Miriam, Huldah and many others would be in big trouble. Paul is not allowing a woman to teach others to dominate men. Paul is not teaching to the domination of men, nor for anyone to dominate a man

themselves, but to be peaceable (heshucias). This verse has nothing to do at all with mature, trained Christian women exercising their spiritual gifts and serving the body through teaching, preaching, or

according to Paul were led astray by false teaching, whom Paul is correcting in these verses and who must start at the beginning with full submission to the gospel and sound teaching. It becomes overwhelming clear from the well-documented culture of Ephesus coupled with the original word meanings used in 1 Timothy 2:11-12 (which was about correcting church error not banning women from teaching at all circumstances). So, this mandate is not a prohibition against all women teaching/preaching/leading in the church. Its simply absurd to keep gifted and qualified women from teaching the truth of the gospel, leading church bodies in the ways of Jesus, or simply contributing their gifts by vocally participating in the gatherings of the entire body because of a verse that was originally a disciplinary action against some women at Ephesus, who were lead astray by false teaching. We know that the apostle Paul called Junia an apostle in Romans 16:7. Junia therefore was a female apostle. The Latin/Roman-female-name Junia is found in ancient literature of Pauls time and found nearly 250 times in ancient Roman inscriptions. The fact that Junia was imprisoned with Paul should tell us that this woman was a public figure who was considered a leader in the church. There is not a single scripture in the NT that forbids a woman from being an apostle at all. So, women have every right to teach, to preach, and to be a living witness of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Males and females have many differences and many similarities, but these differences dont negate the fact of gender equality among both genders. Gender equality ought to be advance in the world society. So, as males and females, we need to embrace and appreciate our God ordained sex, but we should not believe in stereotypes about males or females that place them into one box or category. Males

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are diverse and females are diverse too. We have to reject gender stereotypes and see each other as equal members of the entire human race. For faith and life in general are communal and social not

just individual. Learning this aspect of humanity can empower young human beings and others to appreciate their total being and their humanity in general. There is mutuality between males and females in the Universe. We should have discussions and learn about each other, so equality can flourish more readily in the world.

Jesus Christ talked about the Kingdom, but it is a Kingdom that the elites did not like. Yeshua was a fierce critic of economic injustice in his time. He wanted a radical redistribution of wealth and a sense of caring for each other. Christians often pray the prayer to God that Jesus taught his disciples, which at its heart says: Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus was an Israelite who followed the Torah or the Law of God. There was a scene described in Luke. There was a lawyer, who asked Jesus Christ on how to attain the fullest of life. Jesus responded with 2 questions. He said what did the Torah say. He said that how did the lawyer read it. He wanted to tell the lawyer that the Torah must be read in context. He knew about the rural poor human beings in Galilee. The land that they farmed was rich and productive. Yet, it was owned by very rich people who lived in large cities. The people who did that work were treated a little more than slaves. This reality was one that Jesus saw was an extreme injustice, which is a terrible and offensive violation of the Torah. The Torah said that humans should have devotion to one and only God or the God the Israelites. The bulk of the Torah outlined ways on how the Israelites who live with each other and their neighbors. Israelites back then were nomadic. They herded animals and gathered food from the land as many of the Bronze Age Semitic peoples were. They

believed that the land was owned by God and God made the land available to his people for their good. Regardless of how one feels about the Torah, it is true that the land totally doesn't beyond to man. Man did not create the land. Only God did, so God owns the land ultimately. After the Israelites left Egypt, they became farmers from herders and gatherers. They were led by folks like Moses and later Joshua. According to the Israelite tradition, their God, Yahveh, laid down strict rules about the land which was distributed by priests to the clans of Israel, but Yahweh retained the title to the land. Leviticus 25:23 states the principle: The land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is mine; with me, you are but aliens and tenants. The use of the land given to Israelites was conditioned. The tenant was obligated to care for the needs of priests, aliens, widows and orphans. Then every 50 years a great redistribution was to take place. All land was to be returned to the priests and reassigned to new tenants. At the same time, all debts were canceled and all slaves were set free. Still, greed existed then and now. According to the Gospel tradition (Luke 4:18), Jesus from the beginning of his teaching demanded/announced a th reestablished year of Jubilee (a 50 year redistribution). Only when these teachings of Jesus are put into the context of the Galilean rural poor of the first century CE, can the radical commitment of Jesus to this world be fully appreciated. Today, we know that we have a modern world dominated by capitalism and obscene wealth. We know that true spirituality has nothing to do with laissez faire capitalism at all. Freedom can only come when all humans are free from oppression. Freedom comes by the blood of the Lamb ultimately. We have to work to make justice real in the world. Jesus was aggressive in his criticism of rich people, rulers, religious leaders and corrupt systems. He called for the overthrow of the Roman rulers and for the destruction of the temple hierarchy in Jerusalem. He also called for love of neighbor and unfettered generosity. That is why we must live our lives to advance generosity, hospitality, forgiveness and love are timeless, but the way they are applied is a moving target in ever-changing societies. Today, immigration, health care, minimum wage, social security, prison reform, taxation rates, equality and justice demand the aggressive involvement of every person who dares to pray those words: your kingdom come, your will be done on earth.

A Vital Point

In life, human beings have the right to disagree or agree with Christianity. Human beings have the right to agree or disagree with spirituality in general. Yet, some folks hate spirituality so much that they want to use false information or exploit those in the street as a means to show their religious bigotry (they want to take advance of Brothers and Sisters in certain religious sects as a means to degrade these Brothers and Sisters, which is highly disgraceful). Now, religious bigotry has nothing to do with showing historical facts though. We know about the Crusades, the Bartholomew Day Massacre, the Maafa, Jim Crow, the Islamic slave trade, etc. These evils have been done by those who use religion as an excuse to justify their evils. Showing this in the world has nothing to do with religious bigotry, but truth telling. Religious bigotry is irrational hatred of another human being because they embrace some form of spirituality or religion. Religious bigotry is just as ignorant as bigotry against those who are atheist or agnostic. We should stick to the facts and allow human beings to decide to believe in what they want without oppression. Some claim that the Hebrew name of piniel found in Genesis 32:30 is linked to the English world pineal (as in pineal gland). The reality is that the Hebrew word of Piniel in Genesis comes from the roots Panim meaning face and El

meaning God. The English word of pineal from which get the word pineal gland derives from the Latin root pinea (which means like a pine cone). That is why the pineal gland is indeed named such in English in reference to its cone shape. There is not link between the Hebrew roots Panim-El, because the language families from which both roots derive are entirely separate. Even the Lord's Prayer never originated from ancient Egypt, but from Jesus in the first century. Now, legitimate ancient Egyptian inventions, their legitimate mathematics, their legitimate medicine, and their legitimate architecture should be respected in my view. You have no issues from me on that front. I am black and my ancestors came from Africa. I will never slander Africa or ancient Egypt at all as white racists do on a daily basis. Africa is beautiful. Black is beautiful and the human beings in Africa are wonderful. Africa is a blessed land with great resources and soulful power. I love Africa with a deep love as my Motherland. At the same time, I will not worship Nature or objects as God though. Nature is representation of God's Power and it is a Creation. It is not the Ultimate Creator. There is a difference. Also, the Gospel of Judas doesn't date back to 260 B.C. at all. Historians know that Gnostic texts are historically inaccurate, distinctly Greek, and very much embellished. Irenaeus talked about the Gnostic errors in general in his work called Against All Heresy (he refutes their works including the Gospel of Judas). Judas is a second century A.D. Gnostic forgery composed by a religious group called the Cainites. It was never quoted as an authoritative text by the early Church. Stefan Lovgren of National Geographic states that the Gospel of Judas is a second to third century A.D. text. The New York Times say it was composed around 300 A.D. Darrel Block states that it was composed in the second century A.D. In his article "On Raising Osiris in 1 Corinthians 15"(American Theological Association p.127) Nicholas Perrin P.h.D. documents that during the time of Paul "Osirian worship was at its low point." and "went into considerable decline. In the first century CE Mediterranean world." There is no evidence that Osiris was a dying and rising god. Mary Jo Sharp (M.A.) who created a scathing refutation of the internet film Zeitgeist part 1 has an excellent audio podcast addressing this subject here under the title "The Story of Christ and Pagan Mystery Stories." The Serapis letter is a late forgery. The forged nature of the document is taken as axiomatic among scholars of the Historia Augusta from which it derives. Another twenty early Christian authors and four heretical writings mention Jesus within 150 years of his death on the cross. Moreover, nine secular, non-Christian sources mention Jesus within the 150 years: Josephus, the Jewish historian; Tacitus, the Roman historian; Pliny the Younger, a politician of Rome; Phlegon, a freed slave who wrote histories; Lucian, the Greek satirist; Celsus, a Roman philosopher; and probably the historians Suetonius and Thallus, as well as the prisoner Mara Bar-Serapion. In all, at least forty-two authors, nine of them secular, mention Jesus within 150 years of his death. The pre-Nicaean writings like Hermas, Polycarp, Clement of Rome, Ignatius, or the Didache, all of which refer to Jesus by name as a historical individual and none of which hint at a Serapis connection. Besides that, Romans like Pliny the Younger, Celsus, Lucian, the Jewish historian Josephus and Tacitus mention Jesus, all within 150 years of his life. In fact, the Gospels were written at the end of the first century, about thirtyfive to sixty-five years after Jesuss death, and we have physical proof: one fragment of a

Gospel manuscript dates to the early second century. The Chester Beatty Papyri and Bodmer papyri contain most of the New Testament dating long before Nicea.


When you wake up, one of the things that you do is that you realize the importance of altruism. The Golden Rule as found in many cultures is an universal truth. The Golden Rule is to love your neighbor as yourself and do unto others as others would have to do unto you. This means that if we want to execute virtuous conduct in real life, then we must have self-control and advance righteousness in our actions. The apostle James was right to mention that we should visit the fatherless and the widows in their afflictions. We should help the poor and the oppressed during the journey of life. We should not be a respecter of persons. We should reject the lust of the flesh and follow temperance, meekness, strength, opposition to any evils or any injustices in the world, and adhere to the glory of God. The Spirit of God always deals with love, joy, peace, gentleness, and righteousness. We have to forgive (as God for Christ's sake have forgiven us) to overcome the issues common in humanity. We have to end strife and seek solutions. Now, when I woke up, I soon realize that capitalism is the great secular religion that is at war with the Golden Rule as Peter Goodgame has greatly documented. We know about Bernard Mandeville. He wrote poems about issues and he was one modern innovator of capitalism. His poem The Grumbling Hive was published in 1705 and released again as part of his book The Fable of the Bees in 1714. The basic point that Mandeville tried to argue for in his poem and in his book can be summed up in the short phrase: "Private vice makes public virtue." So, Mandeville's poem wanted humans to have their selfish desires fulfilled even if they cross into vice like cheating or deceit. Mandeville mentioned that every profession exists hand in hand with a particular vice. According to Mandeville, every social evil actually works itself out as a public good simply because it helps to promote commerce, which Mandeville applauds as the ultimate source of society's freedom, prosperity, and security. This is contradicted to the Golden Rule since any society which has its foundation based on sin, vice, and wickedness is a hypocritical, nefarious society. When you have righteousness and justice in the land, the land will prosper. It is simple as that. The interest of the community and the family is superior to self-interest. No man is an island and we are interconnected as human beings. Therefore, one human action affects all of humanity. The evils of consumerism are part of the capitalist culture. We must have concern for the welfare of all human life and believe in altruism. The expression of human charity is one great spiritual value that is one hallmark of authentic morality indeed. Ayn Rand loves selfishness, but life is about the individual and the social. We must deal with the comprehensive social condition of the human race. That can never be addressed by individual actions alone. It must be addressed by dealing with the social parameters of life in general. It must be dealt with revolutionary changes in the world. Our hearts must not wax cold, but become great with love. We must express sympathy for the suffering and the oppressed. Greed is an anti-human action. It disturbs the mind and harms the soul. We must reject greed and embrace the truth. In capitalism, life is dominated with competition, consumerism, and covetousness. Life is viewed as a marketable commodity. The marketplace is readily worshipped. Yet, the marketplace is all about 2 or more selfish people forming a deal (or deals) as a means to serve each other's needs, which can be highly self-serving at times. Competitiveness in the most selfish, greedy fashion (and the lust for money) is a major weakness of capitalism (which in essence violates the Golden Rule in every stretch of the imagination). Capitalism deals with lust, pride, and the love of money (since it

wants the markets to do what it wants to do without much restraint. The system readily exploits the suffering of the Third World as a means to benefit the Western peoples economically). The satisfactions of human ego and of the lust for consumption (making everything for sale) are common fruits of the immorality of capitalism. Capitalism is readily an uncaring system since it uses competition to crush other businesses at the expense of some. It is like a form of social Darwinism. We must serve one of another for the common good of all humankind. True wealth is not about money. It is wisdom and insight from God to his children. True liberty is using programs and other methods to build up humanity in a positive, constructive fashion. True liberty is not to do what you want, which is anarchy and social nihilism. True liberty is based on following morality, rejecting the world's corruption, and to work righteously in building up society. True liberty is not self-centered, but God centered and community centered. So, a real society should restrain evil and advance the good or the general welfare. You have to restrain evil as a means to establish justice, insure tranquility, and provide for peace. The general welfare is always holy. True wealth is inspiring us to build constructively in our communities, to accept truth, and to follow the will of God. I will serve God not Mammon. It is fine to have better health and to appreciate our heritage in a just way, but we should never omit the need to help our neighbors and to advance justice for all humankind. In our generation, we have a clearer view of Yeshua Ben Yoseph or the Natzorean. Yeshua's apostles were 12 in number. Some of the most famous ones was Simeon bar Levi (Peter), Yokanon (St. John), and Yaakov (James, the brother of Yeshua). Yeshua was not into Eurocentric Christianity. He was an Afro-Asiatic Judean Israelite. He believed in the Torah, but he knew that the prophet Jeremiah predicted that new law will arise in the world. That prophecy was fulfilled in the days of the Roman Empire. So, the New Testament did include some of Old Testament Law, but not all of it (like the High priest since the Messiah is our new and permanent High priest). Now, Yosafe or Yeshua's father was of the Royal Davidic line. His mother Miriam was of the Levitical/Priestly line. Yeshua's ministry was after the Order of Melikitsadek or the King of Righteousness. He or Meliki-stadek was the first major High priest of the Bible and the King of Jerusalem, who blessed Abraham. We know that Yeshua was never born in December 25th too. Yeshua had other brothers like Yosay (Joses), Simeon, and Yehuda (Judah) including other sisters. Yeshua was never married and he lived his life in opposition to the decadence of the Roman Empire. The Last Supper was a Passover Meal. Yeshua was executed on the Roman Imperial Governor of Judas or on Pontius Pilate's orders. He died and rose again. Paul was not the original apostle and he was once a chief inquisitor for the Sanhedrin [who handed Yeshua over to the Roman Governor of Judea- Pontius Pilate, to be executed] - who in fact zealously persecuted Yeshuas Judean followers. Paul soon woke up and became a follower of the Gospel of Yeshua. The major pillars of the early Christian movement after Yeshua was Yokhanon, Simon bar Levi, and the other apostles. Ancient churches grew and flourished. Modern Eurocentric Christianity came in ca. 325 A.D. under the actions of Roman Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena. The faux version of Christianity continued to embraced heresies like calling Mary the Mother of God, venerating statues, having crucifixes, and believing that Yeshua was a blond haired blue eyed man (which is historically inaccurate to the fullest extent. Even ancient images of Jesus Christ and his earthly mother Mary showed a darker skinned image). Eurocentric Christianity was influenced by the Roman Empire, which were the same folks that executed the great prophet & Messiah Yeshua (and persecuted his followers). Numerous mega churches today do not follow the teachings of Yeshua even with their love of non-confrontation toward political injustices and their love of material goods. The fight is still on for the defense of the rights of the homeless, the poor, the workers, and other oppressed people in the globe. Also, we should use religion and true spirituality as a means to fight for real revolutionary changes in society without the need to suppress human rights. What we Americans need are great jobs, we need quality education that the elite have (without propaganda), we need an end to the attack on civil liberties, and affordable health care for all. There ought to be an end to massive incarceration and the War on Drugs that have ravished communities all over the nation. Human beings

need quality, affordable housing and other real actions that will benefit all of humankind. We have to have justice before we have peace.

By Timothy