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Confidence vs Humility

29 Sep

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I view the video below as evidence of a powerful and often self-destructive instinct in most people to follow anyone who speaks with great confidence.  People don’t much care about what’s being said.  They do care about the apparent confidence of the speaker.  Most people don’t care if the speaker speaks truth or lies, but they do care if he speaks with confidence.

If you speak without confidence–even if you’re telling a profound truth–most people won’t believe you.  Most people won’t follow you.

But if you speak with great confidence, people don’t care if you’re a pathological liar–they will follow you, they’ll obey you, they’ll give you lots of money.  Most salesmen, leaders, politicians, bankers and “men of power” understand this principle.  If you would win, if you would rule, you must speak with unbridled confidence.  Obama is a classic example of this phenomenon.

Adolph Hitler also understood this principle and called it the “big lie”.  If you told a lie big enough, no one would doubt it. Perhaps Hitler could’ve labeled the phenomenon the “confident lie”.  I.e., if you tell a lie with sufficient confidence, very few will doubt it.

I suspect that we respond to confidence because it’s easy to see.  Truth, is far more complex, debatable and even confusing.  Trying to evaluate the truth of an idea requires hard work, diligence and persistence.  Trying to evaluate a speaker’s confidence, on the other hand, is comparatively easy.  If he doesn’t speak with confidence, screw him.  If he speaks with humility, screw him.  He won’t attract a following or achieve much power.  Therefore, he–and the truth or falsity of whatever ideas he espouses–can therefore be ignored.

The subject of the following video claims to be the Anti-Christ. He makes his claims with great confidence and has attracted a following.  His followers contributed $1.4 million to him last year.  Confidence works.  Confidence sells.

But I’m reminded of the Messiah who reportedly spoke without great confidence but instead spoke with humility.*

I think I might understand the Messiah’s humility.  When you speak with humility, the only subject is the truth or falsity of the ideas you present.  When you speak with humility, you are not the issue.  The humble man is not the subject of interest.  The subject of interest is the idea he’s trying to express.  Speaking with humility, you become almost irrelevant.  The audience is not deceived into believing your ideas by your confidence, showmanship, or charisma.

Speaking with humility may not attract much of an audience (at least not at first), but it makes your ideas be the only subject for the people to consider.  Those ideas are not obscured or even hidden behind a cloak of the speaker’s confidence.

 

 

•  In A.D. 1964, Marshal McLuhan wrote a book entitled Understanding Media;  The Extensions of Man.  In that book, McLuhan coined the phrase “the medium is the message.”  He argued that the objective content of the message (ultimately its truth, falsity or relevance) was less important than the “medium” (radio, tv, print) in which that message was communicated.  If advertisers could create a good “medium,” their message would be accepted and embraced by the consumers–regardless of the objective content of the message.

I’m reminded of the “Marlboro Man” as an application of McLuhan’s “medium is the message”.   Back in the 1960s and 70s, Marlboro cigarettes used the image of a rugged, masculine cowboy with movie-star good looks to sell millions of packages of cigarettes.

I remember the ads.  Full page.  Color photo.  A cowboy smoking while he rode a horse, saddled a horse, hauled a bale of hay, savored a sunset or did something else that was quintessentially “cowboyish”.   Virtually no text other than the word “Marlboro”.     The essential content of objective “message” of the Marlboro ads was “tobacco kills”.  But the “medium” used to convey or even conceal that “message” was the image of that rugged cowboy whose rugged, masculine confidence seemed enormous and irrefutable.

Result?   Millions of Americans bought Marlboro cigarettes based on the “medium” (confident cowboy) rather than the essential message (“tobacco kills”).

It occurs to me that McLuhan’s catchphrase (“The medium is the message”) may help illustrate the phenomenon of most people “buying” a particular “message” based on the “medium” (the speaker’s confidence) rather than on the truth or falsity of the underlying facts.  The “medium” often conceals the objective “message” and thereby becomes the “message”.

 

•  Which brings me back to the Messiah.  It’s my understanding that he not only spoke with humility but also wasn’t a particularly handsome man.  If you saw the Messiah walking down the street, he didn’t “glow”.  He didn’t look like Clark Gable or George Clooney.  The Messiah’s appearance was unremarkable and might just as easily have been that of a street sweeper as of a savior.

For me, that unremarkable appearance is consistent with my notions about humility.  Because of the Messiah’s ordinary looks and humble presentations, most people would not be seduced by the “medium” (the Messiah) but instead could only hear and evaluate the truth or falsity of whatever actual “message” he conveyed.  In the case of the Messiah, the “medium” was not the “message”.  The objective “message” (the Gospel) was the “message”.

Result?  With an unremarkable, humble Messiah, the “message” of the Gospel might not have made as much immediate “market penetration” as would’ve been possible if Gable, Clooney or the Marlboro man had been fronting for the Gospel.  But, it may well be that the actual “message” (the Gospel) caught on and became powerful in large measure because it was not initially presented by some “golden boy” speaking with “great confidence” and charisma.   If “the medium is the message,” then if the Messiah had been a super-confident “medium” we might never have really considered and grasped the underlying “message”.

From this perspective, the New Testament is not about the Messiah so much as the Word.

In a sense, it might even be argued that the “medium” (the Messiah) might have to “disappear” before his underlying “message” could be fully understood.

Speculating along these lines, I’m reminded that Jews rejected the Messiah because they wanted a “king”.  They wanted a “golden boy” filled with confidence and charisma to lead them and fight their battles.  They didn’t want to “hear” whatever the Messiah had to say.  They wanted to follow wherever the Messiah would lead them.   It might be argued that Jews didn’t want the actual “message”–they wanted the “medium”.

In any case, here’s a short video of a man who speaks with sufficient confidence to convince people that he’s the Anti-Chist and attract enough followers to take in over $1 million a year in contributions.  He hasn’t attracted a lot of followers.  I’d bet the number is a few tens of thousands.  Still, he’s attracted enough to collect $1.4 million a year.  I doubt that he could’ve done that without great confidence.

There might be a lesson here.  If the real Anti-Christ appears, he will almost certainly speak with great confidence and no humility.

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27 responses to “Confidence vs Humility

  1. txbyrd

    September 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    I understand your point, and mostly agree with it. However, I don’t think you’re quite on the mark as regards Jesus, the Messiah. For example, Matthew 7:18-9 says, “When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.” (NAS). Throughout the New Testament we’re shown a Messiah with the confidence of knowing Who He was and is, filled with authority and power, speaking in humility yes, but the kind of humility that is a right assessment of oneself, not any kind of tentativeness or self-deprecation.

     
    • Anthony Clifton

      September 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      and of course Jesus wasn’t sent to any so-called “Jews”….anyway.

      the word “Jew” did not exist…at that time.

      http://www.mariavaltortawebring.com/Pages/015_Jeus_Physical_Appearance.htm

      The Tribes of Judah, Benjamin & Levi were in Judea…but the Money Changers and Pharisees
      were not “Israelites” from either tribe….John 8:33-44.

      if you ever get a chance to study and read the Old Testament you will find that when the
      Kingdom Of Israel {Northern 10 tribes } were taken in the Assyrian Captivity…

      http://israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/Woman_at_the_Well.htm

      the Sepharvaim were trucked in on Ox carts & by foot to replace the ISRAELITES who left
      so when Jesus is telling the parable of the good Samaritan it is about the descendents
      of the Sepharvaim in Samaria..who were not then and are not Now…” Israelites ”

      http://israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/TheGalilean.htm

      I’m Thinking though Elijah was fairly confident that the BAAL PRIESTS were not going to
      “WIN THE DAY” at the BBQ championship….IMHO.

      http://rehmat1.com/2014/09/29/argentina-president-blasts-organized-jewry-over-iran-and-palestine/

      Knowing the History of the Children of Israel… & the truth of the Gospel goes a long way to
      removing FEAR and Doubt…just as Jesus admonished.

      http://wendytheredhead.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/word-of-the-day-proselytize/

      when you get to Jeremiah 50 & 51…you should know that NO KHAZAR

      “PROSELYTES” are in the TEXT….

       
      • EDOMS THORN

        September 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

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        Not that I really expect an answer from you, as you will not on this topic, but WHERE in the scriptures are the “Gog/Magog” referred to as Impersonating ISRAEL? WHERE in scripture are some of JUDAH/ISRAEL made “nonexistent” as you promote?

        I have asked you before to examine the book of OBADIAH 1:20 and consider that God is (YET AGAIN) not a liar, NOR is HIS WORD!

        While the facts are , Jesus said “My Sheep Hear My VOICE” but scripture tells us that “SOME” of Judah did not. I (having researched) understand that JUDAH was not found ONLY in “Jerusalem” in Messiahs day! There where some still in Babylon,and and else where throughout the southern reaches of Europe!

        DO you KNOW that in the 1950’s the EDOMITE JEWS experimented on
        Sephardic Children with radiation in Israel? Do you KNOW that most of
        those children DIED?
        The Ringworm Children: Zionist Eugenics of the Sephardim
        http*://redactednews.blogspot.com/2010
        Jan. 12, 2010 – … of the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of
        100,000 young Israeli … The x-ray machines were to be used in a mass
        atomic experiment with an …

        the Sephardic JEWS, (Which I believe there are some that may be, SEE Obadiah 1:20 and also the facts are that the EDOMITES did target those ‘lesser JEWS’ in W.W. II and in Jerusalem in 1952 )
        The Ringworm Children: Zionist Eugenics of the Sephardim
        http*://redactednews.blogspot.com/2010
        Jan. 12, 2010 – … of the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of
        100,000 young Israeli … The x-ray machines were to be used in a mass
        atomic experiment with an …

        EDOM still hates all of Jacob/ISRAEL and the book of Ester is the first time we see a ‘Government’ sanctioned Genocide of the sons of ISRAEL by the EDOMITE HAMON. I am certain that EDOM followed the Ten Tribes into Europe (Rothschild) just as EDOM followed Judah into Babylon. In my article: “GENOCIDE, INFESTATION, INFILTRATION: The Beginning”
        http*://edomsthorn.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/genocide-infestation-infiltration-the-beginning I pointed out that there were those that returned with JUDAH that were not listed with a linage to Judah. They were of EDOM. In Jesus’ day EDOM was in control of Jerusalem (HE knew who they were) and EDOM controls Jerusalem today. It was EDOM that was expelled from Jerusalem in 70 A.D. because EDOM is intolerable where ever they are found. Paul said: I Thessalonians 2:15 …”Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men”…

        But EDOM seeks the destruction of ALL of the Sons of ADAM(Human kind) not just ISRAEL. EDOM has imposed forced open boaders and multiculturalism in ONLY the Western Nations because we are JACOBS seed and EDOM knows it.

         
      • EDOMS THORN

        September 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

        What does “Genesis 49 Deuteronomy 32” have to do with my question? Or any of the others? EDOM is found in Deuteronomy 28.

        EDOM followed Judah into Babylon, and returned to Jerusalem with them bringing their TALMUD!

        Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men”… (THAT is the TALMUD)

        Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves”… (THAT is what happened to “SOME” of ASKINAZIM)

        EDOM was in control of Jerusalem in Jesus’ day and are today! The Massiah KNEW who they were!

        Matthew 23:31-33 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

        S.C. 1081 GREEK ‘gennema’ is Greek for ‘generation’
        1) that which has been born or begotten
        a) the offspring or progeny of men or animals.

        JESUS pointed to EDOM here >>>
        Rev. 3:9, “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee”…
        Whose feet are they? WHO Did God say he loved? Jacob? YES, WE are Jacob/ISRAEL, and in ROMANS 9:13 “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” Malachi 1:3 and OBADIAH!!! So who are those that have exalted themselves (OBADIAH) and claim to be Jews/ISRAEL? Whose feet are they?

        Isaiah 60:14 …”The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet”… = THAT IS EDOM!!

        WHERE is JAPETHES SONS said to be impersonating ISRAEL? EDOM is what we have to point to, not GOG MAGOG!

        EDOM = The NEW WORLD ORDER
        JACOB through the MESSIAH, JESUS CHRIST = The SOON COMING KINGDOM oF GOD!
        II Esdras 6:7-10 “For ESAU (EDOM) IS THE END OF THIS AGE, AND JACOB IS THE BEGINNING OF THE ONE THAT FOLLOWS”

         
    • Adask

      September 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

      I agree with your comment. The Messiah did speak with “authority” when he spoke at the synagogues. But if I recall correctly, he spoke with “authority” (confidence) when he was a youth. Do you know he also spoke with authority/confidence in a synagogue when he was an adult and, especially, during his ministry?

       
      • Toland

        September 29, 2014 at 11:34 PM

        Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

         
      • Anthony Clifton

        September 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

        Where are the Edomite “Jews” in Genesis 49 ?

        Where are the Edomite “Jews” in Deuteronomy 32 ?

        The Sepharvaim in Samaria are not “Israel” {12 tribes} or Judah {3 Tribes}
        nor are they Nethinims…either…!

        “They” who you identify as Edom in John 8:33

        http://biblehub.com/text/john/8-33.htm – convict themselves from their own mouths
        aside from their countenance that witnesses against them…

        in Isaiah 3….where are the Edomite “Jews”…?

        http://biblehub.com/text/isaiah/3-12.htm

        Where are the Edomites in Jeremiah 48…http://biblehub.com/kjv/jeremiah/48.htm

        Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes
        for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.

        where are the Edomites in Jeremiah 49 ? – http://biblehub.com/kjv/jeremiah/49.htm

        when you have an opportunity to read The Curse of Canaan by Mullins…please do.

        http://biblehub.com/kjv/jeremiah/50.htm

        also, The Secret Teachings of all Ages By Manley P. Hall

        The Encylopedia of Freemasonry by Mackey {pre-1924}

        The Talmud….that ooozed from the Fallen angel Lucifer…according to the

        “JEWISH” narrative…which is the source of the Profane/BAD FAITH = TALMUD

        http://israelect.com/reference/Willie-Martin/UntoHisOwn.html

        Sitchin, Velikofsky, and Tellinger…who built the Kings Highway ? Baalbak ?

        The Pyramids..the structures in Africa that Tellinger describes and displays..?

        Stonehenge, and all the archeological sites older than 10,000 years ?

        Gog & Magog are mentioned in I Chronicles…and check this out…

        http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-satan-seduces-by-disguising-evil-as-good-85265/

        did you get a chance to do the Willie Martin Jeremiah study..?

        Jeremiah 51:27 –

        Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

        Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.

        And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the ALMIGHTY shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

        http://israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/KHAZAR-1.htm

        The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.

        The Gog & Magog “Jews” are “Proselytes” to Talmudic Judaism…but to SEE this one must
        at least know the history of the children of Israel, the difference between the Sacred & Profane
        in the Old Testament…

        http://israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/THEBIBLE.htm

        how many times were the Children of Israel their own worst enemy ?

        http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/chief-rabbis-oppose-jewish-christian-prayer-service/

        Why did Saul pursue David ?

        Why did David not kill Saul when he had a chance ?

        Why did Israel go into the Assyrian Captivity in the first place, and where did they go ?

        certainly Obadiah should be Most Excellent good news especially to
        “Ashkenazim Proselytes” to Talmudic Judaism…wouldn’t you think…?

        http://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/illuminati-showdown-in-the-middle-east/

        no one on earth has to stay in the stool sculpture deity cult compound

        they could come out. {even if they are turko-finnish}

         
      • Adask

        September 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        “Why did David not kill Saul when he had the chance?”

        I believe the answer is that Saul had been chose by God to be Israel’s earthly “king”. So long as Saul was God’s #1 man, to kill Saul would be to defy God’s will. As Israel’s “king,” Saul received his rights from God and those rights included a right to life. He was Israel’s sovereign and thus untouchable by any Israelite.

         
      • txbyrd

        September 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

        Yes, one place where scripture states that The Messiah spoke with authority/confidence as an adult during his ministry is in Matt.7:28-29. After relating Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew says, “When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.”

         
    • Anthony Clifton

      September 30, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      the adherents to the Talmud operate on the assumption that the braindeadgoy
      will believe them when they say they are “Hebrews” because they are “Jews”…
      who Hate Jesus and have a Talmud…more than 90% of whom are “Yiddish” speaking
      Gog & Magog “Ashkenazim” Proselytes to Talmudic Judaism…

      but here in America where TALMUDVISION has brainwashed the “Society” to believe
      that the “Jews” are Ipso Facto Israel…all 12 Tribes come home to the Promised Land

      dig this chutzpah…

      http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/lady-gaga-world-is-wrong-about-israel/

      And have you read the Hebrew Bible, cover to cover?
      Including Deuteronomy 7:2-3,
      which calls for the complete ethnic cleansing of the Land of Israel,
      along with similar exhortations in Numbers 31:7-18, Joshua 11:12-15, and elsewhere?
      And is not {TALMUDIC} Judaism likewise triumphalist, sure that it is the one true religion?

      All Western religions have teachings of peace and teachings of violence within them.
      All have followers who emphasize one or the other. All can be triumphalist, violent,
      and ethnocentric — or the opposite.

      http://www.radioislam.org/

      In some times and places, the fundamentalists hold sway;
      in others, the moderates.

      This is reality…..300 million Non Jews Mass Murdered in the last century, for filthy lucre

      Read more:

      http://forward.com/articles/206504/we-are-all-pamela-geller/

       
  2. Roger

    September 29, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    1 John 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

    1 John 4:2-3 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

    2 John 1:7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

     
  3. EDOMS THORN

    September 29, 2014 at 4:29 PM

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    It is NOT that this demonic servant of Hell speaks with confidence, it is that he speaks to those having itching ears! He claims there is no “SIN” and we are in heaven already! I saw no evidence of him speaking “Confidently”.

    You did get this right when you said: …”Trying to evaluate the truth of an idea requires hard work, diligence and persistence”…
    This is why the scriptures tell us to study and PROVE ALL THINGS! Sadly most wont do any of those ‘troublesome” things for themselves! It is easier to remain in IGNORance believing every lie they are told!

     
    • Henry

      September 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      Edom’s Thorn > “This is why the scriptures tell us to study and PROVE ALL THINGS! Sadly most wont do any of those “troublesome” things for themselves!”

      Also sad is when those who won’t search out the truth for themselves fall prey to deceivers who lie about what the Bible says, in aid of a political agenda.

      A test as to whether you’re dealing with one of these deceivers is to see if he corrects, or at least attempts to reconcile, his message to trusting Christians when confronted with overtly contrary evidence in the Bible.

       
      • Roger

        September 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

        Indeed.

        2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

        But the deceptive devils whose job is to lead you into the ditch aren’t interested in the truth – they mostly run and hide from it. Then, when the coast is clear, they pop back up and carry on as if nothing happened.

        Sometimes they’ll even do a little song-and-dance to show everyone how righteous they are – coincidentally in just the area where you’re starting to doubt them – despite the fact that they’ve just been caught out in front of everyone.

         
      • EDOMS THORN

        September 29, 2014 at 9:16 PM

        The biggest and most dangerous “political agenda” I know of is “Scofieldism/Zionism”.
        The average Christian Zionist is an idealistic dupe. As many now realize, the Jewish Homeland was merely a step toward world government, “an incident in a far reaching plan” to use banker/troublemaker Louis Marshall’s words. Christian Zionists are the biggest dupes of all. For a perceived “blessing” they will ignore all of the evils of the Zionist manipulators, you know, economic slavery, the filth and perversion from Hollywood, the liars in the Media, and they really love the WARS! Only to be BLESSED BY GOD?

        The same ersatz idealism infuses the world government movement, which is full of pious opportunists who have sold their heritage for a seat at the globalist banquet.

        In many cases, the charge of “antisemitism” and “hate” are devious attempts to outlaw opposition to Tyranny. Let’s not kid ourselves. We are facing a diabolical Evil, ruthless, vicious and cunning as well.

        These ZIOnutzi’s give Christians a bad name! To defend a lie for a perceived “blessing”, they have made themselves traitors to God and COUNTRY! AND for speaking the truth we find ourselves ostracized from the community. People like John Hagee and Jack Van Impe have led many people to worship at the feet of the commissars. Our leaders are leading our nation into the gulags!

         
      • Anthony Clifton

        September 30, 2014 at 5:43 PM

        BUMPER CROP….

        HARVEST : WARS ARE THE “JEWS” HARVEST….Jesus said put the “JEWS” in the ovens”

        but in the JEWNITED STATES…there are “WHITE BOYS” like YUKON JACK…just getting started

        http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2014/08/RIR-140804.php

        “The Nation of freedom lovers is trapped in the Jesus coming back meme. No matter how strong your belief, there’s no Jesus, I wish there was like everyone else, but he never existed, and even if some day they proved that some wise teacher name Jesus or whatever actually had some teachings that doesn’t change the fact that he was a man, not a god, and can’t come back to save us. Every fighter must come to grips with the simple idea that freedom is not free and god isn’t coming back to save us from Jewish control.”

        http://therebel.org/en/yukonjack/800388-the-coming-amerikan-hellstorm

        “If you join the militia and wear a cross around your neck for some comforting reason, I don’t have a problem with that until you are ordered you to torch the church or raze the synagogue. Will you comply or will you be under the spell? Do you see the problem? This Christ belief, which is nearly universal in America, is a big problem with waging a Revolution 2.0 against Jewish control because Bible believers are under the virulent Jewish Bible spell and this war is about destroying the Jews and their books.”

        the key word in the David – Saul story is annointed…

        and then there is the covenant of SALT….

         
    • Bart Shavitz

      August 4, 2015 at 12:06 PM

      EDOMS THORN,
      @ You did get this right when you said: …
      Mr.Thorn, I have “red” your essays. If ANYONE SEES ANYTHING TO ANY DEGREE DIFFERENT FRO YOU, THEN HE/SHE IS WRONG! IF HE/SHE IS IS IS WRONG, THIS STRONGLY IMPLIES YOU ARE PERFECT. MAYBE I’M WRONG BY SAYING I DON’T THINK YOU ARE PERFECT. TO JUSTIFY YOUR BELIEF, E.G., YOU SAY GENESIS 4:1 IS FALSE. YOU SAY THE ACCURATE TRANSLATION SHOULD SAY EVE GOT A MAN-CHILD FROM SATAN, NOT THE “LORD”! YOU SAY ADAM DID NOT GET EVE PREGNANT! LET’S PRESUME WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE! THEN PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THE SCRIPTURE MEANS AS WRITTEN IN GENESIS 4:6, & VERSE 7. IT APPEARS THAT IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE, EVEN A CHILD SIRED BY SATAN CAN BE ACCEPTED BY “God” IF A CHILD OF SATAN “OVERCOMES” THE DOWNWARD PULL TO SIN, OR, MR. THORN IS THIS ALSO ANOTHER INACCURATE TRANSLATION? DO WE HAVE TO RESEARCH EVERY WORD IN THE BIBLE TO KNOW IF ANYTHING WE HAVE IS THE TRUTH? I DON’T THINK WE HAVE “TIME” TO DO THIS EVEN IF OUR LIFESPAN IS 200 YEARS. NOW, I MAY BE WRONG ABOUT THAT BUT!! SOMETHING IS NOT ADDING UP HERE IF WE HAVE TO RESEARCH EVERY WORD!!

       
  4. skybluehigh

    September 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Would someone, anyone, all of you, please tell me how this book you keep quoting is more relevant than someone else’s trusted book?

     
    • txbyrd

      September 29, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      skybluehigh, in the context of this particular blog post, “this book” is quoted because the blog author refers to it, e.g. “the Messiah who reportedly spoke…,” so we refer to the same book. What you think of it otherwise is irrelevant to this blog post.

       
      • skybluehigh

        September 29, 2014 at 8:51 PM

        Are you saying there is a belief requirement for participation on this blog?

         
      • skybluehigh

        September 30, 2014 at 7:51 AM

        txbyrd, what the blog author spoke of was Confidence vs Humility. You’ve just proven that one can speak without either.

         
    • Anthony Clifton

      September 29, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      eventually Truth enters into the decision making process…”prove all things”

      Know the Truth…execute righteous Judgement….for the children.

      only one BAD FAITH religion is Anti-Christ…Talmudic Judaism.

      it is fundamentally what makes a “Jew” so “Jewish”…..Hating Jesus…..BAD FAITH.

      http://rehmat1.com/2014/09/29/8000-gift-for-settling-in-jewish-state-of-birobidjan/

      Myths and fables are one thing for dolts and idiots…”Brain dead Goy” living in a

      http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/206228/all-the-jewish-superheroes/

      multicultural “Jew” worshipping moshpit “SOCIETY”

      Truth is exactly the opposite

      since only you can determine VALUE for you…
      you decide, which has more lasting value…
      Truth or Lies…

      RIP Jim

      http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/sep/29/Trafican-buried-today/#comments

       
  5. palani

    September 30, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Just an opinion but you are far likely to find three wise men and a virgin in Poland than to find a messiah with Porto Rico origins.

     
    • moon

      September 30, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      palani, your opinion has merit considering that it takes much more effort to peal off all those layers of clothes the Polish folks wear.

       
  6. timmy

    October 1, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Large difference between confidence and authority. Also, no one can be a “true Jew” unless they believe in and accept the authority of the Messiah, Jesus. There is no natural/racial/birthright to Heaven or being ‘chosen’. It is entirely by Faith.

    Even a cursory review of the New Testament makes this concept crystal clear. Citing the Old Testament on such issues is irrelevant, since Jesus had not yet come and completed the Earthly phase of His work. One might note (as some cited above) that Jesus Himself made this distinction.

     
    • Anthony Clifton

      October 2, 2014 at 1:01 AM

      Timmy….

      the Talmud makes someone a “Jew” and a True “Jew” at that, because the “Jew”
      must HATE Jesus

      http://israelect.com/reference/Willie-Martin/

      there are no “Jews” in the Old Testament because the children of Israel are not “Jews”.

      The Method of The Unveiling of Israel

      http://israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/ISAAC-13.htm

      The Scriptures plainly show that there is a time to come when The Almighty abandons all secrecy, and arises out of His pace publicly to acknowledge in the eyes of all the nations His long-lost people “Israel.” Thus, it is possible to ascertain from the predictions of Scripture how The Almighty will reveal Himself; and what methods He will use to tear aside the veil and open the blind eyes of Israel herself? This is a very serious question, and one of intrinsic importance.

      Most assuredly God will reveal Himself to Israel, fully, unreservedly, and before all the nations, and in such a manner that all the world will know it. “The Lord hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” “And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”

      But how will He make Himself known? Do the Scriptures tell us? “The Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Then, if that is true, the information we seek is revealed in God’s Word.

      Evidently there comes a time, a day, an hour, when God hides Himself no longer, but bursts on Israel, and possibly the world, with some extraordinary and miraculous manifestation. God, through the prophet Isaiah, speaking of this very time, says: “Yet my race shall acknowledge my power, On the day when I come, and exclaim, Here I am.” Whether this means that God will speak to us with a literal voice is not certain; but if not, then it must mean that all will know that it is God who has spoken.

      When of old God spoke by audible voice to Israel, they were so terrified, that they said to Moses, “Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” The record continues, “And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.”

      But God does not say He will speak to us this time second-hand. “Therefore my people shall know…in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.” And again,”I will make myself known among them (Israel), when I have judged thee (Edom).” This appears first-hand. And most assuredly now there is no Moses to come between. Whatever God’s method will be, He Himself will be the Actor, and a the world the audience. When God speaks this time, Israel has got to hear.

      unless of course God and His only begotten Son Jesus are Liars….

      and the “Jews” are telling the Truth

       

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