A Webzine of
"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, just
like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from
these worthless things to the living God who made the heavens and
the earth and the sea and everything in them."
- Paul, in the 14th chapter of Acts
I thought I'd make the showcase feature of
this home page piece this terrific video from the Bible Project. I don't have to add much commentary
to it, because really, not much needs to be added. The Gospel of the
Kingdom is simple, clear, and extraordinarily powerful.
We learn from the fourth chapter of Genesis,
however, that through the ages millions have followed Cain right out
of God's presence, remaining in a state of abject oblivion regarding
this matter. This truth is indeed prominently illustrated at the
beginning of the video.
One of the places I see it is in the
ever-raging culture war between what Augustine called "City of Man"
and the "City of God". To Augustine, man's city was comprised of all
the bad people doing bad things, while God's city had all the good
wholesome religious people. This simplistic dichotomy is very
appealing to Catholicists, because they may rally behind Augustine's
call to embrace the Roman Catholic Church as the institution from
which one may find refuge and solace in such conflagration.
The truth is the "City of God" is not
Augustine's city is merely half of Cain's
city, a place where those seduced by the World may dwell under the
authority of a System established to mitigate the effects of man's
human sacrifice practices. The most religious people on the planet
reside there to generate rebellious activity against the legitimate
duties of the "City of Man's" governing institutions, mostly to
spawn justification for the seven-fold response to that rebellion.
I could see no better example of this
dynamic today than in a state's proposed legislation which would
require Christian college campuses to comply with requirements
favoring LGBTQ+ abominations.
The legislation was written by a man whose
personal history includes some substantial sexual abuse trauma, and out of
the severe woundedness that results he has given full vent to
extracting endorsement of those abominations from everyone.
Constituents fearfully beholden to System precepts have urged their
obsequious representatives in the state legislature to favor it as
For a moment I gave thought to making a
bold, lucid case for the Kingdom with one of those universities. I actually went
so far as to write a letter to the university president when I'd
read that he and others had been pleading with interested parties to
lobby the state government against the legislation.
That letter is
here. I invite you to read
I ultimately did not send the letter after I
humbly realized that I was spitting into a tidal wave. Yes, I am
disappointed in myself for not doing it merely with the
understanding that God does do miraculous things. But quite frankly,
I don't know anyone who would understand what I share in
that letter who would do exactly what I asked in it without
wavering. I just don't, and I am extraordinarily sad about it.
Yes, perhaps I gave up too soon, with too
much resignation. I own that. But I am still writing here. I am
still praying people would be genuine persevering Kingdom-bringers
— understanding and then acting on
these truths whether or not they get them from this webzine
effort. And I am always eager to labor industriously with those
who do want to do this.
Do I still want [CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT NAME] to read my letter, even if right here in my webzine,
and actually do what it asks? Of course! I just don't think he or
anyone involved with the university has the faintest idea
what I'm saying. Some may, but I believe they've been so hypnotized
by the System to believe the cost is too high.
This relates to another critical reason I didn't
send the letter. In appealing to a wholly Catholicized
university, very Christian-sounding and Christian-well-meaning but
still under the thumb of Caesar through his ordained
I'm doing nothing different than that which the university president
Him and millions of Catholicists: "Pleeease
Caesar don't make us uncomfortable with this pesky law."
Me to the university president: "Pleeease
Caesar's servant don't refuse to consider fully abandoning you and
your university to Jesus even though you can't fully comprehend who
He really is."
So yeah, I'm no different. In a very real
way I'm challenging Rome. Shame on me. World inhabitants look at all of us and only
see — as they very openly say themselves
— blindly hypocritical, fiercely
judgmental, stridently political religionists.
The only way Christ is manifest so that
we'd move mountains, like He said we would, is if we get out of
these pusillanimous organizations and start new ones with people who
actually do what Christ wants us to do. As it is, we have most "Protestant" or
"evangelical" church people clueless
— bopping around in that "City of God"
seething and stewing yet smiling a great big smile to convince
everyone they are highfalutin do-good Christians, still signing up
with The City through 501c3 incorporations and W-4 tax obligations
and voter registration commitments that have them selecting their
lords every couple years or so.
Isn't Jesus their Lord?
Hmm, I guess you can have a few lords if you
keep everything looking nice enough and at least a few don't quite
see the double, triple, quadruple-mindedness.
But you see, this is ultimately the critical
issue with this.
That legislator who authored that bill?
He does see it.
Millions of others like him do too.
What they need desperately, as do all
people who are lost in the LGBTQ+ swamp or any swamp that
keeps them in the most horrific spiritual misery
— what they need are people outside The City who stretch out their hands and hold out
It doesn't come from the "City of
When will people get that?
I know, a bit of resignation, forgive me
But then I don't think I feel any
differently than the Psalmist did.
"Take notice, you senseless ones among
the people; you fools, when will you become wise?"
quote above is the 15th verse in that chapter. It follows an
incident in which people interested in Paul's words were
thinking him and his cohorts to be Roman gods and performing Roman
sacrificial rituals. The last verse in the piece is from the
A home page piece about the idiocy of labeling to stigmatize
people who truthfully consider LGBTQ+ demands to be wholly
unacceptable is here.
Another home page piece about the pathetically ineffective use
of "religious liberty" to rationalize those objections is
here. One that
speaks about the ways people feel about the church is
While there are several biblically and theologically sound
precepts in Augustine's The City of God, the emphasis
here is how the culture war is waged. More about those
distinctions is in this page.
Many of the most evangelically minded churches
and colleges in the U.S. are beholden to
Rome no matter how loving and
caring they try to appear, and this page
explains how that is. A page with a sketch of today's human sacrifice
here. Have a few fearfully held
contracts with Caesar? They're listed
here, and the difference between being "in the World" and
"of the World" is here.
For those who see this assessment as far too cynical, far too
dismissive of the faith of many Christians and the fine
charitable things they do, I have a response to that.
It is here. It is among other
common objections addressed - I invite you to peruse
This is a brief description of who
is so successfully influencing followers of Christ today to be
afraid of abjuring themselves from the World System.
Some thoughts on Who Jesus Actually Is.
(October 16 2016 news item: On October 3, Superior General
Adolfo Nicolas stepped down from his position as head of the
Jesuit Order. On October 14, Arturo Sosa Abascal was named his
Site map for more features, articles,
Your Own Jesus
The Catholicist Nation
A Letter to a College Student
A Letter to
a Church Pastor
To best identify the
characteristics of the church attached to the Catholicist Nation and to
understand Christ's response to it, please read carefully both of Paul's
letters to the Corinthians.
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Catholicist Nation at yourownjesus.net was originally uploaded by
David Beck on August 3, 2004
The home page essay above
was written by David Beck and was posted on this site
on September 3, 2016