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Apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation"
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Christian Bible Topic: Apokálypsis of John
What is an Anti Christ?
What is an Anti Christ? The term Anti Christ appears only in the Christian Bible, and two books, John II, and John III. Anyone can choose to be an anti Christ. Any anti Christ are persons who reject y'hoshua (Jesus) as God , who had come to Earth in the Flesh, raised from the dead, and remains the rightful ruler to the World. Islam rejects this outright, so Christians see Moslems as an anti Christ movement.
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Are Atheists Anti Christ(s)? Yes!
They believe their consciousness or their heart(s) are the sole arbiters of truth.
Leftwing belief system: There is no such thing as dualism.
The entire material universe consists of dualism at all levels: micro to macro. Everything is bi-constructed from particles to super massive Suns and their companion stars. Every galaxy has a 180 degree opposition point. Living creatures have at least two extremities, two eyes, two ears, etc... Ancient philosophy to Modern physics revolves around a collective-agreement between these two states.
Arguments Against Shotty Academic Analysis.
This page was written: (19 started) 20 September 2010: Jupiter in opposition, the closest to the earth on 20 September and not again until 2022; last time it was at its perigee was in 1961.
The Book of Revelation tells of an end times period when Jesus returns to earth to wage a war against Satan, defeats him, and raises the dead, and judges the dead and living and the wicked are banished into a lake of fire, as the righteous join Jesus in a new world without pain or suffering and everlasting life. This narrative is self explanatory and considered the topical points of the Book, its gist and its conclusion. Its thematic contention is that the future is already written, there is no free – will. Apparently, most scholars and religious interpreters believe it speaks to an audience of persecuted Christians, only. Finally atheists and leftists intend it is a literalist & theatrical play wrapped around a fantasy promulgated by the unfortunate common-peon, the followers of Jesus Christ. This is because the Liberal Elite hold them in contempt.
The endurance of Apokálypsis in part can be due to its use of prescriptive grammar, a solecism –understood as a perceived error in syntax. This term came from many examples, all cultures, but some dialect contests where Attic speaking Greeks who criticized their Soli colony in Cilicia to be corrupted of proper syntax. For example, in pop-culture, when Michael Jackson's hit song, 'Bad' does not mean Michael is Bad for sticking up for the weak, it means he is Good, and was trying to change the meaning around. To take it out of the academic language, most literary in history is wrought by 'urban or street, in this case dirt-camel roads syntax.
One of the reasons confirms a difficulty to understand a deep and a distinct philosophical argument. Desiderius Erasmus in the early sixteenth century translated from a Greek fragment the passage Rev. 21:27 ‘And there shall in no wise enter into it [...].’ The context of the passage explains who is allowed into this new heaven and this new world. Erasmus who wrote a whole book on this passage, called Stultitiae Laus (loosely translated as “In Praise of Folly” (pub. 1511) confused the Catholic Church until the twentieth century. They personally took it as an affront to Catholicism, when in fact it attacks intellectuals and generally academics. The book utilizes stronger language than a satire; it is a learned criticism of high scholarship. That’s how difficult the syntax and concepts were written to explain difficult life realities. The Apokálypsis passage Rev. 21:27 appears to have a syntactic error, where the passage should read as And there shall in no way be those who can enter into it, have anything that defiles...etc...” It is a preponderance to believe that no intelligent human being is allowed to enter this new and improved world of which John speaks.
Are only the stupid people allowed into this new kingdom? Perhaps the ascription for a solecism has merit. If you read ‘In Praise of Folly,” you might get the joke; and at the same time you might comprehend the grand philosophical truth that does describe much of life of the human beings in history. Leftwing Academics incorrectly advocate that all wars of history have been attributed to religious conflict. The facts are opposite of this conclusion. The intellects who advised all the warlords in history worked around the emotion of avarice to advance their material greed. In the modern era evidence continues to confirm both this Apokálypsis passage and Erasmus’ commentary on its academic follies of history!
England used intellects and academics to argue they could teach the world modern ways, thus they went out and conquered the east. Indians used academics to stratify their culture in rigorous cases. Chinese used academics to suppress the poor. Abbassid scholastics issued writs of male-Arab predominance in policies and economic civil matters. Academics also advised Hitler on the role of Aryanism and World War II became a reality. Harvard, Columbia, Yale and Princeton academics advised Washington D.C. administration to invade Vietnam. Vladimir Lenin using the academic Karl Marx took a train to Moscow and seized control of Russia, killing its king, queen and family members and massacring the population – claiming intelligent modernity has been achieved by point the gun. Mao Tse-tung later would follow suit on the gun motif and later out murder both Stalin’s and Hitler’s genocide programs to the horrific statistics of morbidity for twentieth century, all conducted by university students directed at their elders and parents on orders of academic truth.
John of Patmos understood the academics of Rome advised the Emperors that the Hebrews had massive stashes of gold and wealth and they had an army that could take it – thus the conquest of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple which had gold inlays and wealth within its buildings. Erasmus linked avarice with intellectual might is right – or his term folly of man (humans!). Therefore, the Apokálypsis passage Rev. 21:27 illustrates the obvious: to get a better society you cannot let in the ‘wise’ in because they are so smart they will build an army and kill you and take your belongings – a disease of avarice. The plundered gold and valuables ended up decorating the Roman Coliseum and other places in the Roman entertainment districts. The Roman Catholic Church is one of a few institutions in history that figure this out and implemented safeguards’ to the greater society against the disease of avarice. It is understandable the writing style of the Apokálypsis, and its use and subversion of institutional Rome.
There is no mention of an antichrist. This term is only mentioned in the Christian Bible books of First John and Second John, otherwise it is not mentioned by any other books. Another terminology called ‘The Rapture” (only mentioned in First Thessalonians) is also nowhere found in the Apokálypsis. The explanation to why Paul tells his disciples and his followers to obey the institutions of Rome, and John makes no mention of submitting to the institutions of Rome (even as symbolic of the New Babylon!
Apokálypsis is the twenty-seventh book of the Christian Bible, a.k.a. The New Testament and originally written in all Greek, ascribed to a person named John. Apokálypsis is commonly known as the Book of Revelation or as the title of the manuscript illustrates the spelling Apokálypsis Ioannis the [Book of ] Revelation of John [of Patmos]. Patmos ( 37n20,26e33, same Latitude as San Francisco, CA. USA.) is an island 30 miles off the modern day Turkish coast next to then the Roman Empire. Archeologist have found no evidence yet that the Romans used the ten-miles long and six-miles wide island for political prisoners ( nor the other of the Dodecaneses islands!). It is only the Book of Revelation (REV. 1:9) which places the author at the local: “I, John, your brother who share with you in Jesus the persecution and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus” (NRSV).
John wrote Apokálypsis according the majority of scholarly opinion sometime around 90-93 A.C.E. To a lesser extent, scholars place the date earlier around the 80s, during Nero’s reign (the contention to whom John is addressing as either to Domitian or to Nero is covered in another section of this greater work). Otherwise there is no other mention of whom John is or of to whom a heritage. However, his manuscript had quickly been verified by contemporaries as authentic and his work taught to Christians as early as the second century.
Some early Church fathers called him John the Seer. Devine, the ascription title sometimes offered as John the Devine, may be used as state-educational credentials. However, there is little evidence of any schools that offered some type of theological credential in the Roman Empire during the first century A.C.E.
Allegedly John tells us he is sending this work to seven churches all but one in western Anatolia, approximately the boarders of western modern Turkey today. Paul also sends out letters to seven churches, raising suspicion that he is the author? However, there is no evidence of Paul or any other person connecting the first Christians to the island of Patmos. This is recognized early and rejected by all the sources. So it is only tradition that claims John was exiled to Patmos by the emperor Domitian in 95 A.C.E., for unspecified reasons. The first few centuries, most of the early writers on Christianity assume John is the apostle of Christ, the same author as the Gospel of John. Perhaps they assume that he is the last surviving apostle of Christ who was exiled to Patmos by Domitian’s minions. In fact, it appears that John needs a history so one is created for him.
Patmos as an exhale island of Rome for dissidents only comes from a fifth century legend. The Acts of John, a fifth century work, ascribed to an apostle of John’s contains the legends of John of Patmos. Also, for the scholars or faux-scholars attributing that John’s visions resulted from some cave gas, these traditions are only that – the traditions have John receiving his first visions in Anatolia, and later after he gets to Patmos will he continue them. There is no mention that he is ‘in the cave’ receiving the visions. And perhaps on such a hot island where there were no motels, no hotels nor ranch houses, he would seek shelter from the scorching weather—a cave. Tradition related what he had dictated to what he had seen ( that’s relating a past tense circumstance) to some disciples while sitting next to the cave. How this implies that visions were created by some cave gas is uneducated dribble to the shame of scholars, believing a text written four-hundred years after the events are factual and should be taken without caution.
Recently scientific claims propagate the cause of religious experiences. It is epilepsy, they intend, to which induce visions which are later described as religious experiences. However, we are in one of the vital periods of the Apocalypse and science tells us from day to day their contending finds. Such as this pill cures breast cancer, and then a week later another study claims the same pill actually causes breast cancer. Scientists are currently changing their stories so often one does not know the truth any longer. In the 1970s there were studies scientists promoted that scared the world’s population, which intended a period of global ‘freezing’ would kill all humankind if some new global taxes were not implemented immediately. Then in the later 1990s, they changed their course and put out an opposing claim which claimed the world’s climate was heating up and by the first decade of the twenty-first century humans will perish from heat if they do not act now for a global tax. There are a myriad of books out today which intend that all religious ‘end times’ texts need to be suppressed, they scare people to death.
The scientists gave a warning that humans had ten years to live if they did not approve a global tax-treaty. They even made a Hollywood film out of this claim to which the politician financer was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. The movie’s intent was to scare the people or earth so badly that they would immediately empty their bank accounts and donate to a global club of energy experts who would be the new saviors of mankind. After receiving billions of dollars, many scientists dying mysteriously, and many people losing their livelihoods’, by 2010 the claim was revised yet again – to only ‘climate change.’ In fact, papers published in science journals claimed in the twentieth century swung back and forth at least six times claiming, global freezing, global heating, global freezing, global freezing, etc... Now 63 Nobel Laureates have formed a group to oppose climate changes at both sides of the spectrum while at the same time not opposing the progression of energy solutions for an increasingly populated world. That has not halted the plethoric opinion pieces and scientific papers explaining if scientists immediately do not get raises and funding earth will perish within a few years. The scapegoat is always some poor farmer or homeless persons who are identified mysteriously as a conservative.
So scientists who disparage religious experiences to epilepsy or electromagnetic fields we should be taken with skepticism.
There are many figures in history to whom had visions of some mystical type or another and yet had not been associated to a cave. So how do you explain sulfur induced delusions to none existent geo volcanic locals? Yes, Mohammad is also associated to a cave, but then again, it was extremely a hot local where he lived also. That does not explain a myriad of others who were never around sulfuric landscapes who reportedly had similar religious experiences. Perhaps, the cave theme is a theosophical reference to Plato’s cave dilemma.
In fact, tradition proclaims it is not where John wrote the Book but disseminated it to his disciple Prochoros. To day on Patmos, at the town Pátmos (Khóra) and up a hill stands a fortified Monastery of St. John the Devine, surrounded by box-shaped houses that are white-washed. This monastery built by St. Christodoulous in 1088 at the behest of Emperor Alexius I Comnenus, the Monastery is performed to a main church and five additional chapels. The cave is halfway down a hill, situated below this Monastery with a beautiful view which was later identified and named as the Cave of St. Anne. The Cave focuses northeast, perhaps John plotted the nightly stars as they rose on the horizon after dusk. There is a section for the astrological significance dealt with later on in the greater piece on Apokálypsis.
The first reference to John is by one of the first promulgated Christian apologists, Justine Martyr ( Latin, Iustinus Martyr (103-165 A.C.E.) who was murdered for preaching peace and love under Emperor Aurelius when Junius Rusticus was prefect of Rome. The term ‘apologist’ implies someone that advocates love for the poor and helpless, when academics of the Roman era proclaimed evil as good and always communicated by doublespeak, they were no different than the multiculturalism of today that vie for avarice employment positions with paid pensions in the millions of dollars. As the liberal elite (an early-modern era term), these animals intend humans are animals who kill the weaker humans and the survival of the fittest among them proclaims ‘the truth.’ Power is the ultimate expression of life and its rewards are freedom to control ones environment which leads to happiness by the vary result of suppressing others. Rome needed to create anti-Semitism to plunder Jerusalem, taking the humanities out of the humans – often called today as dehumanization. This way they take out guilt of dominating, suppressing and killing other humans with no psychological consequences. Lead nor Christianity led to Rome’s demise, but avarice a disease of self aggrandizement.
Scientists have understood that from out of all possibilities to which happiness is achieved, scientific studies conclude that happiness is a result of ‘one is controlling their environment.’ The period(s) of the Jews under Roman occupation and during the time of Jesus, the majority of Jews were not happy. The result was a fantasy movement that sprung from the bottom middle - class called Christianity, which derived much of its precedence from other historical unhappy times of the common class. As a Christian, John of Patmos is from the common class. This means he is not from the privileged class of the literate and of the advisory to the Roman senate – a privilege that academics hold today – for a modern comparison.
The term ‘Christian’ arises from these Roman soldiers identifying followers of Jesus Christ who had been crucified. By calling a follower of Jesus Christ a Christian, it implied that these poor people should also be crucified for ideological sedition against the ideas of the dominant culture of Rome. A good slave must work hard, not complain of malnutrition or laborious aches and pains, and die anonymously, the Roman slave model promulgated. Mars was the chief god of Rome (Greek Aries, later in Roman times the Chief god was Jupiter) and his character was aggressive, was a murderer, was an imperialist, was a suppresser of others, was a mischievous person, was a money grubber, was a robber of the weaker individual(s), and most of all was a survivor amongst the animals of the human specie. In reality, Rome was just another of the continuous states of the entire world that unified under common ideas and common cultural conditions and produced a military for protection. In its long nearly 1,200 year period, certain bad people came to rule the Romans and used the military for conquest against other animals, homo sapiens. These empiricisms created alliances of diverse cultures out of necessity to which were later view by academia under rose-colored glasses. This explains the ruling class of Jews that put Jesus to death, not the common Hebrew people, and the Romans as the supporters and these verdict holders of the condemned.
The Mexicans originally from Spain which controls almost all the political power of Mexico intend that Native American Mexicans are stupid and not worthy to be on equal human rights footing with the Spanish imperialists.
Since the ruling Jewish priestly cast had aligned with the martian Roman warlords, Samaritans arose as an anti-establishment religious group. They ascribed to an ancient Judaism which they claim was practiced prior to the Babylonian Exile. They claim ancestry evidence to ancient Samaria from the Babylonian Exile up to the birth of Christ. Martyr’s family perhaps Roman and part Greek were brought up under paganism or the state religion of Rome, the non-dualistic Olympian pantheon. Gods were both good and evil and controlled humans as slaves. This was also a concept like the Mandate of Heaven in China where the ruling class ( not associated to left or right politically) controlled the masses and promulgated themselves as mere living deities. Much of history non-dualistic religions, such as the Hindi pantheon dominated spiritual reality for the ancients.
The political realities at this time showed fragmentation in Palestine. The Samaritan Pentateuch, a version of the Pentateuch, offers the Samaritans an uncomplicated version of monotheism. This is because prophets do not make up these pages for them to be confused. The Sadducees and Pharisees and other Jewish groups needed ‘recent’ past to draw socio-political lines of heritage to their social importance and political agency. In retrospect, they are no different than the Brahmin priesthood which lorded meritocracy reincarnation to control the peasant classes.
Since the fall of The Solomon era, Israel became fragmented politically and appeared to go through many periods of oppression by other cultures and states. Still within their confined governments their society stratified. During the time of Jesus, Jews remained politically divided and in need of a unified government body. Each group had their own views about their hereditary past. Looking for a messiah was not a past-time but a duty and hope for liberation and for agency.
Before a government, there are groups in the know who advise a body of people who have interest and the means and the ways to establish a governmental body for special interests. So in the beginning we have a Consiliairism. Consiliairism refers to the movement of followers of Christ whose efforts are to give a much larger role to Christianity, and to form a teaching authority to church councils, not associated to the papacy. They imitated The Church prior to the fourth century, a type of church government. The Acts of the Apostles records the Council of Jerusalem, which addressed the tension between maintaining Jewish practices in the early Christian community with Gentile converts. This meeting had a world-wide historical significance. (Saul) Paul, who later became the Apostle Paul, was not a Jew and therefore, this meeting defined the inclusion of all the peoples of the world to the exclusion of Jewish supremacy on mystical or on religious meanings. This decision at this Council of Jerusalem illustrated a new form of government structure associated to the followers of Jesus. albeit is could be defined as ad hoc, it would be here that a consensus building to what needs to be promulgated becomes a matter of record.
An ecumenical council (or ecumenical council; also general council) is a conference of the bishops of the whole Church convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practice. The word derives from the Greek language "Οικουμένη", which literally means "the inhabited world", which first referred to the Roman Empire and later was extended to apply to the world in general. The Council of Jerusalem is not counted to the first general council. The First Council of Nicaea (325) repudiated Arianism and adopted the original Nicene Creed, fixed an Easter date; recognized primacy of the sees of Rome, Alexandria and Antioch and granted the See of Jerusalem to a position of honor. This would be the ascendancy of the Catholic Church’s power as the ruling arbiter of Christianity. Since Rome was located near the main body of the European continent, Christianity became a particularly western model of spiritualism. Prior to this first council, the Bible had many different versions and many different books were being read to practitioners of the faith. To consolidate power, bring organization a focuses and a doctrine for living, a central organized orthodox program had need for commencement. At the fifth ecumenical council mysticism was outlawed and Apokálypsis took the form of a suppressed and literalist viewed work, which was the last work to discourse to the common people. A more rational, literalist, and simplistic tradition commenced.
However, Apokálypsis was just that. Martyr alludes to John in his Dialogue with Trypho (ch. LXXXI). Martyr was acquainted with Polycrap, who had been mentioned by John. So it was first assumed that the Apostle John was also the author of Apokálypsis. Irenaeus (c. 115-202) then takes this information as considerable fact and by the end of the century at Antioch, Theophilus (d. circa 183), and in Africa, Tertullian (c. 160-220) also ascribe the work to John the Apostle. At this time no scholar or anyone has pin-pointed when this text became read to Christians. Augustine (Augustus of Hippo) in his half-baked ideas conscripted Apokálypsis to promote free will and no such thing as resurrection of the body of humans. Since he was a youth leftist, and never really shed his structural beliefs, the Church suffered while promoting him as the main Church father as arbiter of Christian doctrine. While Augustine is not the lone culprit, his opposition to the living resurrection of the soul created ecumenical illegalities to preaching or believing in reincarnation. Augustine never had an education; he went to what today is an equivalent of an Associates of Arts (AA) in the United States of America, a mere two years at a community college of low-level classes, not a major university by no means. However, his personable writing style touched the heart string of his audience and his ideas were promoted as doctrine.
Around the beginning of the third century the Alogi sect, perhaps equivalent to religious skeptics, were a movement based in Asia minor upon the description of their name – ‘without reason’. They ascribed to one of the many moments who believed Jesus was a mere man, and rejected the them of the Gospel of John and Apokálypsis. Logos, or the ability to control the vibrations of particles of the universe, as the mystical affirmation of “In the beginning was the word,” became anachronistic. As Christianity drew more diverse groups of peoples into its fold by the fourth century, Roman ethics and morals began to emerge and a Biblical literalist philosophy to what are ethics and what are morals replaced logos, Apokálypsis and the ‘secret’ teachings of the eternity of the soul. Gnostic texts were frowned upon as pressing matters to organizing a wide movement of diverse cultures and ethnicities took on more of a civil engineering mechanism.
We have three major sources for its inclusion to a canon, two for western Christianity and one for Eastern Orthodoxy, but by that time the book is well known and already being read to Christians. At the beginning of the third century, Clement of Alexandria, Origin of Alexandria approves the text as part of the real early Christians. Eusebius (C. 263-339) accepts the book as part of the intended reading. Later Lactantius, and Dionysius of Alexandria later follow suit. By the fifth century it is mentioned by Quodvultdeus. In the eastern realms, the Peshitta New Testament portion of their Bible (meaning ‘simple version’) in the second century does not accept the book. Later, however, it is accepted by the demands of Constantine who moves the Roman capital to the east, and Byzantium adopts the western model, while still keeping local biblical tradition in tact so not to cause a socio-religious revolution.
The Synod of Hippo (393) hosted by Hippo Regius in northern Africa is perhaps the first time that Rome as a Church approved a canon of Sacred Scriptures that corresponded to our modern Orthodox and Roman Catholic canon. At this council and three others after it debates had focused on Deuterocanonical books, books that were not a part of the Hebrew Bible but were considered part of the Holy Works before the time of Jesus and the apocrypha. These were books on the end times and addressed sections of the Christian Bible, but were now no longer admitted into the Christian Bible. Surviving manuscripts of the whole Christian Bible were for example the Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus, and Peshitta, as well as other books that were in singular form that were not a part of those manuscripts.
Claims that each generation of the middle ages believed the world was ending according to prophetical claims, mainly the Book of Revelations remained erroneous. In 1512 Martin Luther gets a chair in Whittenburg, teaches on psalms’, Paul’s epistles and Revelations, and Hebrews. This is of the first instant that the common people could come to a lecture on this work in Europe. Whittenburg lectures were open to the public. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate was really only known by monks and the clergy during the European Middle Ages. It was Martin Luther, who copied Erasmus’ Greek translation of fragments from earliest texts he could find in Europe which were of Greek versions of the Bible. Luther was a big proponent of 2 Timothy 3:16, all Scriptures is inspired from God.” This passage was counter productive to all of Apokálypsis. The inspiration of God in Apokálypsis was a mass murder of humankind. But in the Pauline Letters, Luther found his predisposition to fatalism.
Apokálypsis does not hide its fatalism ( predestination, as a religious colloquium) and fatalism begins to be understood by the common people as difficult to comprehend, and as more of the public begin to uncover the Bible in their own language. Fatalism is mysterious, and Luther tried to handle the issue with care. It went against the ‘economy of salvation,’ built up by the Catholic Church for centuries. Thus, the main dispute for the religious revolution redefined the role of The Church. If God already knows our individual destiny why do we need someone else to win us our fatalism?
Ironically, the 1524 historical letter writing campaigns and book publishing of these two Christians scholars appeared to have Luther win the argument that God’s entity knows all and thus predestination is factual. The philosophy behind that argument entailed the destruction of the entity of the Catholic Church. Without free-will, the Church was no longer needed as an arbiter of souls. Each person’s life was already predestinated, so we might as well interpret the sacred scriptures oneself. The political intrigue and the construction of the modern western bible were intertwined.
Although his faith to predestination comes from varied statements in the Pauline works, the John of Patmos thesis is anything but as contradictory to his own preference against free – will. First Martin Luther had in mind the exclusion from the Bible of Apokálypsis as it did not deal with justification by faith issues. Also he did not like other books and argued against their canonicity, such as James, Jude and the Epistle to the Hebrews. Luther more than any other Christian interpreter promulgated the Pauline Letter portions of the New Testament, and never considered the other works as a necessity to understanding God and Christ. Luther was a very simplistic type of analyzer. He would be candidate during Christ’s time as a Good Samaritan. Luther was rather too simple to be complex. God knew already if you were saved, but you still have to live by a justification of faith in order to be a candidate.
However, later in his life and under pressure he finally admitted that this Apokálypsis should definitely have inclusion to our modern Christian Bible. John Calvin also did not like Apokálypsis. The evidence, however for its inclusion could not be denied. All theologians in the European renaissance had to contend with Erasmus’ translations of the early church fathers who made it apparent that this work was pre-Catholicism and of the earliest Christian traditions. Therefore, it must be a part of God’s plan. So by tradition, Luther placed it in the back of the Christian Bible. That is where it remains today.
The Printing press allowed ancient texts to get into the hands of the common and poor. “Compendium revelationum ( Author Jérôme Savonarole (Girolamo Savonarola 21 September 1452, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna –d. 23 May 1498 (cal. jul)” a compendium to understanding the Book of the Apocalypse of John was printed in Paris by G. Mercatoris in 1496 in Latin.
Religious wars almost ruined Europe, and the main portion of the wars were to come, but to try to solve the issue before a larger outbreak to war, the Bible took issue at the ecumenical council, at Trent.
The Modern New Testament became definitive at the Council of Trent (1545-1563, with interruptions). Spain which was an ethnically pure militaristic state headed up the Holy Roman Empire peace talks of the warring religious sides, between the Protestant and Catholics. Spain had had its own program at Alcala University to provide a polyglot version of the Bible, They asked Erasmus to come to Spain to take a leading role, but Julius II wanted Erasmus to come down to Rome. Erasmus eventually published his Greek translation first, beating out the more complex endeavor at Spain. Erasmus argued, if you want accuracy, must go to the original languages, and Greek was the common language of the Mediterranean at that time of Jesus.
So were there any major changes to the books order and books included into our modern version of the Christian Bible? Jerome was commissioned to form a canon Bible producing the Vulgate (a Latin Bible) dominate bible versions for the next 1,000 years. This became the Vatican’s main version of the Bible in the middle ages. But by the fifteenth century, people who were investigating the origins of monastery fragments and uncovering of Biblical copies of manuscripts noticed that the Vulgate was corrupted and needed to be corrected using the earliest forms of manuscripts and fragments they could find. Jerome used the outline of the Synod of Hippo (393 A.C.E.). Erasmus then decided to stay the course and put in the order of books decided by this ecumenical council. Why The Council of Trent focused upon addressing church reform and repudiated Protestantism, reaffirming the seven sacraments, strengthened clerical discipline and education, the eastern churches remained isolated. So, The Synod of Jerusalem (1672) defined Orthodoxy relative to Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, defined Biblical canon. Still Apokálypsis remains a personal preference to each individual church within a chosen denomination.
The Christian Bible remains the same. During the councils, they were a type of ongoing negotiations that covered social, political and economic problem solving for Europe, the Acts of Peter and other apocryphal books were discussed. The Apocalypse of Peter had to be left out if ethnicities were to join in Christianity. Heaven is discussed in the text as “People have pure milky white skin, curly hair, and are generally beautiful.” During the Northern Renaissance period, Spain dominated Europe with an unbeatable military. Spanish had generally light to dark brown colored skin, and dark hair so the text could not be included if Spanish were to support the Catholic Church.
Luther was a big proponent of 2 Timothy 3:16, all Scriptures is inspired from God.” This caused fights to how to interpret Sacred Scriptures and what were the books to be considered as Sacred Scriptures and as a canon. Still, only the apocalypse of John remained the only prophetic style book of the New Testament.
Otherwise, there were many other apocryphal books to choose from by the early Christians authorities. There was a copy of an early manuscript ( called Muratorian fragment) found by Father Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672-1750) in the Ambrosian Library in Milan, which had referred to Pius I, bishop of Rome (142-157), some believing this dated the copy of the manuscript to this time. Others have suggested it was written in the fourth century. This fragment was promulgated as proof of the most earliest source of what was accepted into the Bible and attributed to someone as high as a bishop or in some high-religious capacity. But B. F. Westscott, in his work ‘A General Survey of the History of the Canon of the New Testament’ ( London 1866), 184f., 466f., commented that there is no significant evidence to place any author to Muratori’s fragment find.
What are the contents? There are unknown authors who accept four Gospels, two which two references are missing but Luke and John are readable, the Acts of the Apostles, and thirteen of the Pauline Epistles ( The Epistle to the Hebrews was not mentioned in the fragment, nor James or Peter). The Apokálypsis is included and promulgated that it was by the hand of John the Apostle by implication. This was a common implication being found in the writings of Irenaeus of the second century. However, Dionysius of Alexandria of the third century rejected both John or Pual as authors. The implication that Paul had written this work bemoaned the fact that he too sent his letters to seven churches. So we have this ‘theme’ of the numerological number of seven occurring over and over as sacred ( For a discussion on sacred numerological numbers see Bookoflife jop 13 18). There was a work by Peter mentioned in this fragment but no explicit mention of it as the ‘Greek Apocalypse of Peter’ a gnostic writing or the different ‘Coptic Apocalypse of Peter.’ It only mentions that this work should not be a part of the Bible. These two works ascribed to Peter were found in the twentieth century.
“Hegesippus (150-180), who believed that the church remained a pure and uncorrupted virgin throughout the times of the apostles and their hearers. But when the sacred band of apostles” and their hearers had passed, then heresies arouse in the church. For Hegesippus the turning point [ of the Church’s views on Christianity] seems to have been the reign of Trajan. Or again, Eusebius, observing that he had described ‘the facts concerning the apostles and their times’ in H.E. 3.31.6, continued the narrative in 3.32.1. after Nero and Domitian. Thus, the times of the apostles and the times subsequent to the apostles are set off by the reign of either Trajan or Domitian. Trajan one of the two Spanish Roman Emperors was one who also imperialized, and was one of the last emperors to use imperialism as a world view. “A passage that has special bearing upon our interests here is found in Ireanaeus, Haer. 5:30.3 which reads, ‘We therefore will not take the risk of making any positive statement concerning the name of the Antichrist. For if it had been announced clearly at the present time, it would have been spoken by him who also saw the Revelation [ of john]; for it was even seen a long time ago, but almost in our generation towards the end of the reign of Domitian” What this explains is that Apokálypsis perhaps is the last work of the apostolic period, therefore these are the prime sources of the Christianity movement. It also explains that the early commentators do not know to whom John is speaking of as an AntiChrist. Ironically Spain in the European Northern Renaissance period used Trajan as a propaganda tool to invade Italy and the Vatican and then the world, all bent on a notion of creating a New World Roman Empire.
The fragment mentions Hermas ( 1 st – 2 nd cent.?) a great authority on the Holy Scriptures, from the book called “The Sheppard,” which by the fourth century was replaced as authoritative by Church authorities. This book was read in the early churches of Christianity. The book consisted of five visions, twelve mandates, or commandments, and ten similitudes, or parables. It provides some of the thematics of Apokálypsis. If one prays for forgiveness, the older will become younger and the first person as you will become the church as a glorious bride to be wed to the church at the end of days. This has nothing to do with the Catholic Church, a later orthodox establishment. Yet, through this book Clement, Titus Flavius Clemens (C. 150- c. 215) knwn as Clement of Alexandra ( to distinguish from Clement of Rome) was a Christian theologian and the head of the noted Catechetical School of Alexandria. He was the teacher of Origin. He united Greek philosophical traditions with Christian doctrine and valued gnosis that with communion for all people – a program that could be an orthodox for the common Christian. In some sense, Erasmus followed the same theological roadmap. He is mentioned in the third vision, and is commanded by this Sheppard to relate that the Church of Christ is in the form of an aged old woman, and that by doing penance, that women a euphemism for the common can become young and correct their sins in a way that Christians become a glorious bridge to the Church at the end times. Thus the bridegroom awaiting the Devine revelation! This type of symbolism in John of Patmos’ writings is a part of the process he envisions as the way in which humans will progress toward a new heaven and a new earth. However, by the fourth century, Church officials rejected this work, and yet the book is solely concerned with Christian virtues and their exercises. Ethics and morality is what doomed Rome many leftist academics imply without overtly claiming so.
In fact, today different Christian denominations have different sets of books in their canon. Canon is a connotative word implying a ‘set of rules,’ or a set of approvals. The Councils of Carthage referred too as Synods of Carthage were church synods held during the 3,4, and 5th centuries in a town of Carthage in Africa. During the third council called the Denzinger on 28 August 379 issued a canon of the Bible as quoted: [,,,] New Testament: 4 books of Gospels, 1 book of Acts of the Apostles, 13 letters of the Apostle Paul [ he was not one of the original’s], 1 letter to the Hebrews, 2 of Peter, 3 of John, 1 of James, 1 of Jude, and one book of the Apocalypse of John.” Yet different Christian denominations have different sets of books, apocrypha books such as “The Apocalypse of Peter” were brought up as issue in various synods. “Macarius, ‘allegedly’ the author of Apocriticus, is usually identified with Macarius, bishop of Magnesia, who was present at the Synod of Oak (403 A.C.E.).” However, the authorship is in dispute. It does illustrate for historians that the Apocalypse of Peter made its presence in Syria/Palestine “probably in the late or early forth century.” Jerome acknowledged books written by the apostle of Peter but rejects the Apocalypse of Peter. “[H]owever, Sozoman tells us in his Historia Ecclesiastica 7.19.9f., written between 439 and 450, that the Apocalypse of Peter, though considered completely spurious [...] by the ancients, nevertheless was being read in his day in some of the churches in Palestine on the Day of Preparation at a feast in memory of the passion.”
There are only two references to the book ascribed to an author of Peter and by using a straw man argument, but the gist of the complaint is that these apocalyptic books being duly a part of the early Christian readings to the congregations created antagonists and social opposition. Not everyone who went to church believed in God, and many who believed in some form of the concepts of ethics did not appreciate the hell-fire and nebulous and cryptic passages of apocalyptic writings. Apocriticus is written with an antagonistic calling the books of Peter a heretical book, while others argue for it. It may illustrate the contention to social gospels or a more hell-fireish type being included with the more normative gentle teachings of the four main Gospels. It is understandable that most of the extrabiblical books we know today were never a part of the standard western Church. Perhaps this was because the book of the Apocalypse of John of Patmos was the only original first work that the early Christians of the west had known. Thus most and certainly wholly church fathers and church officials did not allow these books into the canonical bible.
Gnostic gospels were being read in the Palestine in the sixth century. This differed than earlier disputes, and exhibits a more freer society. This of course is when Rome had fallen into decay and broken up for good. [[ page 33] These books contain many of the varieties found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammandi Codexes. For example, the Gospel of Thomas, Epistle of Barnabas, and apocrypha of Peter, John, and Thomas; these items were found as a listed books for the Bible in the Stichometry of Nicephorus (c. 500?), and appended to Nicephorus’ (828) Chronograghy. The Bible listing of books is broken up into three sections: “the new teaching, the new disputed books [ gnostic], and the new apocypha [all apocrypha except John of Patmos’ book].” The Muratorian fragment demonstrated an original argument that tries to explain what the Roman Church and western churches adopted early as canonical works, and what was promulgated in the eastern churches, which still form a different bases of book ascription today. The fact remains that the Muratorian fragment was stated to belong to the Columban’s Monastery at Bobbio, placing its local in a western context. Similar fragments suggesting the same list as it appears in the Muratorian fragment were found in Monte Cassino. Albert C. Sunderburg, Jr, asks then, “ And the problem arises as to how one can explain the presence of such an eastern list in western manuscripts.
Understandably, Apokálypsis is not a normative Biblical Narrative. Jesus comes back to nearly kill all living humans on the planet. For many of church fathers or just common people in the early centuries, trying to grasp such concepts and symbolism, metaphors, and structures made them place this book at the end of the reading list, while other rejected it outright, and rightly so. Christians took the role of pacifists and the Romans or other military states were prescribed the role of aggressors against the common. Apokálypsis describes God unleashing hell on earth and killing most if not almost all of mankind. It was difficult for the liberal elite to believe. Therefore, it usually is defined as a wishful fantasy of the common avenging the aggressive animalistic primeval reality of homo sapiens. The liberal elite, although a common term is as ancient as any concept we have collectively. It implies the affluent, privileged, rulers, and politically based liberal-leaning homo sapiens. They have a character makeup that they are inherently gifted and should be natural rulers. They are so intelligent they revised the historical narrative to place the common sense and poor class as the problem makers of all of history, coining the term the blame game.
The majority of the world’s populations in all locations are D.N.A. made up of liberalistic character biological structures. The liberal elite make no compromise to a belief system that there is a god or that he will come and destroy them, they are as they often claim ‘invincible.’ From the early times the liberal elite took over theology and the books of the Bible and many fought to keep Apokálypsis out of any promulgated canon. It is easier to control humans with a pacifist ruler such as the character displayed in the Gospels and the commentaries of the Acts of the Apostles. It is more difficult to ascribe to a fantasy book such as John’s writings they intend where a militaristic Jesus comes and kills the liberal elite, the establishment. Apokálypsis gives us a bleak outcome of religion. Jesus finally joins evil and unleashes hell on earth—joining the aggressive and violent actions of the suppressors. If you cannot beat them, then join them is a common expression to this idea. In a sense the hypocrite which is always applied to the leftwing, is now accepted by Jesus and the only pleasure remains in mass murder, pain, suffering, blood and killing. The reason that the title is Apocalypse is that it is expressing a hidden meaning to the people of the future to the truth to how to take control of ones life. Instead of being beaten and controlled by always succumbing to pacifism, you can start to kill for the enjoyment and the left will get tired and want to make a deal with you because you became the very violent thug then used to dominate their slaves. Lucifer is expressed as the planet Venus, and Lucifer perhaps another form of adversary (Satan), and therefore, in the end of the book, Jesus becomes Lucifer and therefore the connection is made.
One thing is for certain, Apokálypsis has dualistic structure. Dualism is a European middle aged term for social opposites that are involved in a quasi-religious context yet definitely described as economic class-warfare: the good against evil, or the common against ruling classes. The former child Satanist and darling of the academic left Karl Marx who was German schooled during a curriculum which focused upon these middle aged concepts of class warfare rallied to take religion out of class struggles. He revised the dualistic structures of religion on purely economic and political human structures, placing into the historical narrative a purely economic argument. He concluded there was no such thing as a god, but there defiantly was ‘still’ good and evil: Proletariat (he never defined this term, Engels later did however. ) he concluded were the good and the bourgeoisies’ (merchant class and nobles) he concluded were the bad. So Marx interjected spiritualism in a purely irrational economic perspective. To change society faith in fighting economic suppression by all classes for continual bloodshed and warfare prescribed the course of action to utopia. Today, the rich still fight to suppress the poor and at the same time teaching Marxism. Faith in ethics and morality were replaced by aggression and violence. The rich who teach and professes the distribution of resources are often the groups that divide the class structures to weaken them to keep control of the monetary system. Therefore Marx continued dualism in a different context of reality.
Zarathustra ( c. 2100 B.C.E.) perhaps was a native of the bronze age and upper Mesopotamia region, who later was ascribed a Persian heritage and miscast in Greek lore as Zoroaster, circa sixth century B.C.E. Zarathustra seem to construct his wrath at an out of control authoritative state. He is ascribed as the author of the Gâthâ’s ( 17 hymns, consisting of 238 verses of about 1300 lines or 6000 words -- a part of the cannon of Avesta) which date linguistically to the thirteenth- fourteenth centuries B.C.E. Perhaps it was written from the Andronovo culture ( 2300-1000 B.C.E., western Siberia/ Asiatic steppe), to which was spoken a type of the Proto-Indo-Iranian language. The steppe system is located across cultivatable lands, so proto-civilizations definitely could arise after the last Ice-Age ( 7,500 B.C.E.). Zarathustra appears to come from what today we might term as a lower middle class family. He eventually has a falling out with the ‘establishment,’ turning to philosophy and the search for the difference between truth and the lie. Eventually, and like perhaps John, God in the form of Ahuramazda comes to him as if in a dream and orders Zarathustra to stand up against the establishment who Ahuramazdam had contempt with the practice of ‘bloody sacrifices.’ In the dream Ahuramazda establishes himself as wholly good as opposed to evil. Therefore, the first form of dualism is recorded, and becomes a historical fact. John of Patmos would not have access to this work, but perhaps the already theological dissemination surely influenced the Jews and dualism was especially important to the sect contemporary with Jesus’ time called the Essenes ( c. 200 B.C.E. – 100 A.C.E). There apocryphal work “The War of the Sons of Light with Sons of Darkness” never influenced the bishops at Nicaea because Jesus was never directly linked to the sect, by his followers nor by his enemies had claimed thistly. However, these writings on Gnosticism certainly illustrated that dualism at that time was a rich tradition in Palestine. In fact this book echoes the sentiments of Zarathustra’s visions of the end times, where the evil spirits of the ‘impure’ are to be banished so the world can be inhabited only by the good spirits , the ‘pure.’
Essenes were more of a political group and could be found in every town having a certain few numbers that are associated to their party. The Essenes viewed themselves as good and the establishment as bad. This helps explain an extreme off-shoot group which broke away from normative society and these extremists fomented their views from an end of the world context. This is a part of the sect that became a legend in modern times, as a group which denounced civil society and lived away from civilization. The anabaptice had precedence in history. These groups chose to try to change things, thus the essenes that lived within the cities and towns and others who chose to move away to the isolated locals available to them. The Essenes did not view Romans as the only suppressors but the rich Hebrews who had class structures based on heritage and privilege in which made no sense in what they taught. The rich Hebrews allied with Rome for economic reasons. Still a complex set of circumstances forced the rich Jews to play both sides, and still advocated for their own poor people. Jesus’ protests at the temple festival where he allegedly overturned the money changers replicated the actions of the ancients like Zarathustra and the later early Christians.
In a general civil context, they too like John, Jesus and the apostles and their followers had felt the pressure of the imperialism of Rome. One of the early socio-economic protests of the very early Roman Christens were too halt their patronage to the holy Roman festival days, the temple worships. It was totally an economic boycott, meant to hurt Rome economically. The first thing God tells during his vision is to boycott the ‘bloody sacrifices’ that aided the charity to the poor. This is difficult to decipher because it was basically a mandatory establishment temple day where the lower middle classes contributed their hard working pay ( or commodities which are the currency at that time) to the poor and the establishment – forces the common to pay and the establishment thus remains rich in money and power. To Zarathustra the establishments were infused with evil spirits and authoritarian tyrants – they were the bad persons. During John’s period, it is the evil Romans who are conspiring against the poor and common Jews. During the period of the crucifixion, the rich Jewish Priesthood conspires with the authority of Rome to put the rabble rouser Jesus to death. However, by John’s time, these rich Jews had noticed that Rome played them for fools and attacked and took their wealth and killed many of them. They hymns of the Gâthâ’s pit poor Zarathustra against the rich and ruling Priestly class. It is a classic social avenue to a social construct of dualistic literature.
However, dualism as a concept and different understandings in the collective history and was not a universal understanding of life in general. The Indians ( Hindus) conscripted their pantheon upon gods that possessed both good and evil aspects. Many other cultures also followed similar constructions. The Greeks too, with their Titan and later Olympian gods all had dualistic natures. There were never gods who wholly contained all goodness and others all badness. Perhaps, this was one of the seductions of Judaism, and later Christianity and then later Islam. In these religions, God is solely a good deity and triumphs in the end times. To some extent the social gospels of today either carry these virtues or distort them for political posturing and expediency.
The Sadducees were one of the many sects of Hebrews who social narrative controlled and influenced the occupied Jews. They did not believe in Angels or Spirit, or the soul ( according to Josephus). When the body dies, so does the soul they believed. They denied the resurrection of the body [ with the soul or the soul alone; Matt: 22:23; Luke 20:27; Acts 4:1-2. 23:8. There are about twelve incidences of the Sadducees in the Christian Bible. There were not Samaritans, who did not ascribe to Moses’ teachings as paramount. They were a group that looked to Moses’ as a powerful patriarch of Judaism rather than Abraham and the twelve nations. They used the Old Testament to disparage the idea of resurrection [ reincarnation]. They were the form of modern atheists and skeptics who had limited critical thinking capacities. This explains why Jesus always beat them in argument, even when the Sadducees controlled the context of the discourse.
The Sadducees did not believe in oral law as the Pharisees, but both believed in the Torah literally. The problem with these two political and social groups which had power in Palestine at this time were absences of understanding the finer points of higher learning. They literally believed the Bible, where as the followers of Jesus being taught by the master explained to question these things. The Pharisees had a life dedicated to the “synagogue, the school” and education of the young and to “Bet Midrash, the house of Study.” The power structures of Palestine at this time had the Pharisees preaching to the Jewish community that they were of the heritage of the Priestly class of Zadoks, “ who anointed Solomon as king.”
Religious Tolerance (Edictum Mediolanense, 313, signed shortly after the Diocletianic Persecution) in Rome came after a religious intolerance by the extreme left wing administration of Diocletian, called the Edict of Milan. This can be seen from a modern viewpoint of a civil rights bill as Law Clerk of Rutherford Institute Eillis Washington claims. The Edict of Milan was co-signed by the then Eastern Leader of Rome, Constantine I, and the eastern leader of Rome Licinius. The bill proclaimed freedom of religious rights for all over the Roman lands. It was the first of its kind. This bill has made the academics get angry, claiming religion destroyed Rome’s prestige and greatness.
http://av1611.com/kjbp/faq/holland_re22_19.html ; References to Erasmus’ translation on 21:17; Book of Life are mentioned in the New Testament at Phil. 4:3; Rev. 3:5;3:18:17:8:20:12,15; and 21:27.
Rev. 20:12 ‘And I saw the dead, small and great, stand befor God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
Fifth ecumenical council decreed by law and by penalties of affiliation to the Church one cannot teach, proscribe, or speak on Christianity having anything to do with reincarnation. Some prominent early Christian Fathers make points correctly on the doctrine of reincarnation which had infiltrated the belief systems of early Christian practitioners. Such a belief system eerily mirrors ancient Hindu Buddhist conceptions of merit – reincarnation. John Chrysostom (Homilies of John 2:3,6 [A.D. 391]), Ambrose of Milan (Belief in the Resurrection 65-66 [A.D. 380]), Gregory of Nyssa (The Making of Man 28:3 [A.D. 379]), Basil the Great (The Six Days’ Work 8:2 [A.D. 393]), Lactiantius (Epitome of the Divine Institutes 36 [ A.D. 317]), Arnobius (Against the Pagans 2:14-15 [A.D. 305]), and Tertullian (Apology 48 [A.D. 197]). These criticism are directly related to concepts born out of various Buddhist thought already a normative teaching in the various Brahmin sects.
Somehow Pythagoras came into contact with these eastern traditions. Most of these persons use first Pythagoras who had adopted the Hindi Scriptures as part of his universal world cult community, and to a very extreme lesser sense of Plato who was just relating what was the ideas behind human intellectual movements. Using Plato’s arguments against Christianity, Irenaues in “Against Heresies 2:33:1-2 [ A.D. 189]” implied in what today we would emphasis as ‘no scientific proof’ of reincarnation. Belief systems began from personal experiences defined not only Buddha and others in history but the very recall of strange happenings of the unexplained. Science relies on repeatable results of experiments, and reincarnation lay outside of the parameters of a scientific method. Therefore, it is a belief system which apparently Jesus and his Disciples (after Jesus dies his disciples become apostles – meaning teachers) had investigated as part of the reality of life itself.
Origen, on the other hand, does question the Greek doctrine of transmigration ( reincarnation), does not argue meritocracy ( Man to animal if they are bad people, etc..) but that the world will be consumed in a final judgment, therefore souls cannot be eternal. ( ref.. Commentary of Matthew 10:20 [ A.D. 248]).
The Apocryphon of John (‘The Secret Book of John’, circa. 185 A.C.E. perhaps places reincarnation as one of its themes. Its overall contending theme is the salvation of souls. However, Gnosticism had a universal attraction and was not solely a Judaic tradition. In fact, Persian influences already discussed here had likely been the culprit and spread across the middle east to which one-hundred years before Jesus mystical investigation of the eternity of the soul had been questioned. In fact, a search and investigation into many of the gnostic genre one will find the word ‘secret’ connected to reincarnation or the concept of the eternity of the soul. during the Italian Renaissance (1350 - 1500) Marsilio Ficino, famous for reintroducing the Platonic writings back into European discourse, was ordered by his patrons de’ Medicis to halt the work on the Platonic Canon translations and ordered to change directly into the translations of various Hermitic texts, which would later be best sellers and nearly cost Ficino his life by angering the Church authorities. These texts rely on the concept of explaining human’s relationship to the universe in a cyclical pattern confined to eternal reincarnating in human form. The hermetic texts were already in discourse well before Jesus Christ’s’ life on planet earth. The earliest Church Fathers, Clement of Alexandria, and his disciple Origen (183-253 A.C.E.) held opinions that gnosticism had its place in Jesus’ life. They were eventually overwhelmed by the realities of life itself. Most individuals have attentions spans no greater than comprehending three words in a row—or as modern theoretical physics claim, to have all of life be explained by a one-inch equation. Pervasive arguments, such as Tomas Paine’s (9 Feb. 1737 [o.s. 29 Jan, 1736] – June 8, 1809) social inspiration pamphlet “Common Sense” (1775-6) or the Founding Fathers’ “Federalist Papers”, take considerable time to explain their conclusions and points of arguments; The Platonic Dialogues are equivalent, written with deep cognicient aspirations’ for its reader. A contrast would be some slongary of Unions and leftist political parties, such as Mao Tse-tung’s equation of social reality = intellects and capitalists are evil and must die. The third part of Ficino’s De vita has not been understood by academics who claim they have no idea what he is telling his readers. Although, I understand it so well, I have to correct Ficino’s mistakes. Nevertheless, deep thought and consciousness are reserved for a few who can engage in such rare disciplines. This is why academia tends to aspire to Marx, Tse-tung and others who see life in a single slogan or one-inch equation. If they try to think, the get sick and must go to the hospital until they stop thinking and just return to a robotically mimicry and memorization of countless utterances of ‘small mindedness.’
Montanus an early Christian living in the later half of the second century and from the modern day Turkish city called Pyrygia preached the world was coming to an end because of a plague which devastated the region ( circa. 160 A.C.E). It turned out to be the first case of small pox infestation but this end-times sect manages to flourish for a few hundred years and be criticized at some ecumenical councils. The sect was called Montanism. The literalist tradition perhaps begins under Montanus. This is not a critical examination or any understanding of what we might assume is unearthing or revealing a secret. In the middle of the third century the literalist tradition expands and these become anniversaries, such as 246 A.C.E. believed to be the 1,000th year anniversary of the Roman civilization. We also have we also have the years 999, and 1999 as other calandric anniversaries. However, as been critical for some time, the new millennium does not begin until January 1st of the year of 1001 and according following 2001. This discrepancy is due to poor historical record keeping by our ancients. Another end-times scare erupted around Gaius Messius Quintus Decius (b. at Budalia, now Martinci, Serbia near Sirmium [Sermska Mitrovica] in lower Pannonia, c. 201- June 251 A.C.E.). About January of 250 A.C.E. this Roman Emperor issued an Empire-wide persecution of Christians. About fifty years later Diocletian, a massive ten-year campaign of horror against Christians in the Empire lands of Rome commenced finally leading to a truce and an reversal which saw Constantine take control over of Rome and issue a repave to all Christians and a co-religious legal entity of Rome.
One of the atheist criticism against religion is the end-time fear machine, they claim. However, end-times preaching predated Jesus and the Book of the Apocalypse. If it was not God it was nature who was punishing humankind and would end collectively all their lives. In fact, child sacrifice ( or ritual killing or human sacrifice) was created for appeasing the ‘spirits’ wrath in this manner the spirit of nature. Atheists of the western ilk spend nine-nine percent of their time attacking Judaism and Christianity. Most, if not all, are extremely ignorant of history and the finer points of the modern disciple of psychology and sociology. The child sacrifice cults, including the North African child sacrifice cults that Hannibal’s parents (Hannibal 248-183 or 182 B.C.E. father, Hamilcar Barca of the Ba’al cult, local of Carthage, modern day Gulf of Tunis) were born into were wholly pagan worshiping cultures. Child sacrifice cults always were endemic to middle and southern American native cultures, who did not know of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Israel, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad or anything of western monotheism. For a lack of a proper education, most if not all western atheists rely on unsubstantiated history to promote their ideas and belief systems. Long before the Bible claims Adam and Eve had lived modern archeology finds evidence of human sacrifices in Neolithic and Eneolithic Europe; for example, the Luhansk sacrificial site. Even in the Bible ‘believed to be’ near Jerusalem, the place called Tophet (“roasting place”) children were scarified to a pagan god Moloch. This became associated to a later trash dump and received the terminology to how we get the idea of hell. The pagan god of Moloch was worshipped by the Cannanites , ancestors of the Carthaginians. Tophet became a synonym for hell. Hebrew toph is ‘drum.’ perhaps as a holder of water the babies screams would become muffled. In the Hebrew Bible, Jeremiah 7:31 “The have built the high places of Topheth, which is the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire.” (KJV). Less common in Aztec societies, the post-Maya culture during a very late incarnation of this group during the Spanish imperialism and genocide campaigns, consisted of performing appeasement rituals to natural spirits by sacrificing of human people. They had no connection to the western civilization during these periods. Currently the atheistic movements are winning around the world relying of tier 2 science ( that would be the highest colleges and universities of the world, as most tier 1 science in history – e.g. the people that changed the scientific world – were astrologers/astronomers and believed in God) as their science and a break-away group is now asking the question to where do we as a human species derive our moral and ethics from – because in reality morals and ethics have come from spiritual movements. Now you can understand how John could have received these visions and seen a future time where the world falls because of deception and lies that academics and science have triumphed and we no longer need morals or ethics and human race.
To understand this at a competent level to explain to others, the concept of God is that everyone is judged by their works and this is called the final judgment. This process was placed into the formula to keep the population thinking of their actions. Without God, the academics understand that chaos will run rampant across the world and nuclear weapons in the hands of people without a conscious are a death-knell to the human population.
This particular text still remains advocated to localities and approval of different Christian churches. Many ignore it and expressively so, since it is difficult to decipher and can cause nightmares. I’ve been acquainted with many faculties of the premier institutions of our world, most who have never heard of Apokálypsis. In the text of Apokálypsis it speaks about a tribulations period where perhaps billions or people are killed, most by natural occurances, but not necessarily so. However, these ignorant academics have a plan based in some narcissistic self-hero worship as a need to save the planet. They hope or intend to create some system to rid the planet of billions of people to save mother earth ( paganistic rhetoric). They will not tell or admit this plan because they are dead serious. There is nothing more dearly to them than power over others. They get a euphoric feeling that becomes addiction and killing is the ultimate euphoria to them. So even without knowing the Book of Revelations these plans synchronize to the text and depopulation plans are now in progress.
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Added 30 January 2013: For security purposes, I left out apocalypses on this interpretation. So here is a portion of that revelation. The work, herein described amounts to a guide book that spans centuries, millennia, and continues to be a work in progress by reincarnating individuals who when time persists add on or detail the future events of the world. It is a highly specialized discourse and the language domain specifies controlled symbolisms which are known to a small group of reincarnating souls who use it for management purposes. This does not persuade any individual from recognizing, interpreting or contemplating and memorizing its contents. The people who resurrect retrieve their past lives work and continue this work in their previous lives while laying a foundation for their next reincarnated lives. While most theologians communicate that being reborn again ( as y’hoshua said many time) implies a changing of attitudes and belief system to incorporate fealty to Jesus Christ, the context of reborn is rebirth into the physical form. The erasing of your memories, from past lives or future lives, are necessary for you to function adequately and deny information overlord which will cause persons anxiety and mental disturbance.