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From "Keys to Being De-Catholicized"Ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior and live like He is. (Psalms 34 & 118, Isaiah 53:4-6 & 61:8-11, Matthew 20:25-28, John 3:16-21, Acts 2:37-42, Romans 5:1-11, Galatians 1:3-5, Philippians 4:4-9, Colossians 3:1-17, Hebrews 7:25-28.  Indeed the entirety of Scripture is focused on this one theme —Isaiah 9:1-7, Luke 24:25-27&44, John 5:46,12:41.)

Commit to loving God with mind, heart and strength, loving your neighbor the way He wants you to (Mark 12:28-34), and loving your enemy in spite of his antipathy (Matthew 5:43-48, Romans 12:9-21).

The Holy Spirit is your counselor, listen and follow that counsel daily. (John 14:15-21 & 16:5-16)

...Catholicist belief and conduct, which appears and sounds very appealing but is deliberately designed to draw people from Christ. (John 7:7)

Graciously accept how God will work great good from that evil— turning its designs against itself, making a "footstool of the enemy." (Psalm 94:20-23)

Become available to those who long for Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5) by specializing in your unique Spiritual gift (Romans 12), and do so in an assembly of worshippers (John 4) who corporately (Acts 2) use their gifts (1 Corinthians 12) together to love with His love (John 15).  A terrific study of how to first establish boundaries as a community devoted wholly to God and His purposes, read the book of Nehemiah.

...if you do not have the Son... (1 John 5:12)  ... the one authorized to mitigate the effects of your sin. (Genesis 4, Romans 13)

From "How to Be a Radical Acts 2 Church":  1. Allow God to drop the scales from your eyes about the reality of Him and His Kingdom. (Isaiah 29, Matthew 13, Acts 9 & 26)

2. Be in vibrant abiding assembly with other believers committed to worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth, reading and honoring Scripture, and praying without ceasing. (Hebrews 10:23-25, John 4, Acts 17:10-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

3. This may be done only if one is fully trusting in Christ for his provision and protection and is in fellowship with other like-minded disciples. (Isaiah 30:12-18)

4. Acknowledge that the "sons are free" (Matthew 17:24-27) from paying income tax not demanded by law. ...Wisely distinguish between what is owed Caesar and what is owed God. (Matthew 22:15-22) 

5. Assess one another's value based on God's assessment, not the World's. Give generously of your talents and receive thankfully from those who are pleased to honor you with the fruit of theirs. Praise Him from whom it all comes. (Matthew 25:14-46, 1 Peter 4:10)

6.  Live, speak, and act with Christ's love to those who take offense. (Romans 12:9-21)  ...the government may take offense only to the extent it is compelled to justifiably prosecute oath-violating, or pressured by people overwhelmed by the influence of Cain's operatives. (And in that respect its behavior will always be like Pilate's Matthew 27:11-26, Mark 15:15, John 19:1-26.)

7. To those who take offense, join them for dinner. (Matthew 9:9-12, 1 Peter 3:8-17)  They will come to Christ when they see His light in you. (Matthew 5:13-16, Philippians 2:12-18) They will dismiss you as a fool and of no matter. (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) They will persecute you further, perhaps even murder you. (2 Timothy 3:12-15, 1 Peter 4:12-14) But this is exactly what Jesus said would happen. (Matthew 24:9, 2 Corinthians 2:14-17) He desires faithfulness, and He offers complete provision in all things-- even unto death. (Psalm 37, Matthew 6:25-34) Of course godly wisdom is required here God clearly cautions against foolhardiness (Proverbs 23:1-3, Matthew 7:6) but under the counsel of the Holy Spirit you are afforded His bountiful grace and abiding care. (Romans 8:28-39, Ephesians 1, Philippians 4:6, 1 Peter 5:7)

8.  Understand that in this Jesus will do with evil what He does with all evil turn its designs against itself, making a footstool of the enemy. (Deuteronomy 6:10-19, Psalm 94:20-23) ...being hung on the Mark of Cain, the greatest symbol of evil in history (Genesis 4:15-16, Galatians 3:10-14), only to vanquish that evil by rising from the grave and taking out its two greatest weapons: sin and death.  (Genesis 3:15, Psalm 24, Luke 11:14-26, 1 Corinthians 15:53-58)

9. ...according to the inventory of Romans 12:5-8.  How to be unified in this diversity is detailed in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31.

10. Watch miracles happen. (Luke 4:40-41, John 14:5-14, Acts 5:12-16)  ...instead of just being another club with its own members, rules of order, idiosyncrasies, and activity programs. (Acts 19:13-20)

...this is what Jesus was talking about when he spoke about the camel and the needle. (Matthew 19:24) 

From "Like a Baguette in the Transmission":  Read John 1:1-18, and Matthew 24, particularly verses 23 & 24.

Who do you follow? (Luke 6:39-40 & 46-49)

From "501c3 Q&A":  No matter how much they claim they are devoted to God, their actions in this matter betray that claim in some measure. (Matthew 23:2-3, 1 John 2:15-23, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

This is similar to what Hezekiah did for the envoys of Babylon: he willfully showed them all his wealth so the Agency of Cain could make a claim of tribute on that wealth. (2 Kings 20:12-19)

The assembly becomes a mere "God club," in essence a state-church. It is now under the presumption of living under the World System's law, coloring everything it does in every aspect of the assembly's life. (Galatians 5:9)

...the letter of the law that kills and is the power of sin. (2 Corinthians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 15:56)

They are instead living in Christ's Truth and Grace. Click here to go to page of citations.

Domestically-derived income is then exempt from consideration as taxable income.  (Matthew 17:24-27)  (It should be noted that Jesus paid the tax so "they" would not take offense. Is the "they" the kings, or the people who pay the tax? I believe His purpose here is not to endorse paying tribute that isn't owed, but rather to execute wise discernment about his present ministry. Be sure to note how the coins for the tax were acquired.)

...the reason people should be giving to the church is to sow kingdom work, not to get a nice discount on their taxes. Indeed one should probably think carefully about Jesus' exhortation against letting the left hand know what the right hand is doing when one gives and then announces the amount of that giving to the World. (Matthew 6:1-4)

Why don't the people of the congregation they serve provide any such benefit themselves? ... By now it should be clear that every single one of these items can be provided by generously giving believers in an assembly. (Luke 8:1-3, Galatians 6:6 & 10)

"Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?" (Luke 6:46)

 ...should not exploit people because they love them, not because the government has a law against it. (Ezekiel 34, 1 Peter 5:1-4)

Establishing vigilant, visible, and responsible accountability relationships is certainly biblical... (2 Corinthians 8)

Didn't Jesus say, "When you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men"? (Matthew 6:2) Didn't He declare unjustified "the Pharisee [who] stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men— robbers, evildoers, adulterers— or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get'"? (Luke 18:11,14)

Those who desire genuine intimacy and fellowship with Him will stay. (2 Chronicles 16:9) (Read all of the story of Asa in 2 Chronicles 14-16 to discover what happens to a faithful man who compromises his devotion to God— he "will surely have wars," one of the most significant characteristics of the Catholicized World.)

I am convinced He does not want us to stay in God clubs as if they were churches. (Galatians 3:25)

From "501c3 Q&A Part 2": ...and he or she should accept the place of Cain's rod of correction in this process. (1 Corinthians 5, Romans 13)

Can you love with such a love that the beholder of that love is wholly convinced you can do no harm to him whatsoever, in any way? (Proverbs 16:7)

This is beside the point that Jesus said if we did what He told us we would experience persecution. (Matthew chapters 5, 10, & 24, 2 Thessalonians 1, 1 Peter 3)

The apostle Paul was unjustly thrown in jail a number of times, and each time he gladly did what he was redeemed by Christ to do: he loved those around him, from jailer to Roman governor alike. (Acts chapters 16 & 24-26) boldly confront and firmly rebuke, and then gently leading the offender to restoration. (Matthew18:15-20, Galatians 6:1-10)

The ministry of reconciliation is vastly better. (2 Corinthians 5, Hebrews 10, Truth and Grace passages)

"Who told you that you were naked?" (Genesis 3:8-11)

... proprietor of your value, which Jesus denounced. (Matthew 22:15-22, John 10:7-18)

...He does not want us to stay in our God clubs. (I Corinthians 6:14-18, Acts 19:13-20)

...doing horrific, manipulative things in the dark and smiling and doing profoundly charitable things in the light. (Matthew 23)

"You shall be perfect" means "You shall be complete." (Matthew 5:43-48)

When you ask for bread, will He give you a stone? (Matthew 7:7-12)

Jesus did point out that the sheep will be separated from the goats on the last day. (Matthew 25:31-46)

"The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?" (Jeremiah 5:31) many are hearers of the word on Sunday and not doers during the week. (James 1:21)

The entire breadth of Scripture speaks of God's people, both the Old Testament nation (Joshua 24) and the New Testament church (Ephesians 5), being set apart from the World and its influences.

God does not want His own making oaths of any kind, right now. (Matthew 5:33-37)

He flatly said that all we need to do, all we need to do is believe in Him and we'd do even greater miracles. (John 14:9-14)

The believer will actually see his name in the Book of Life. (Luke 10:17-23)

Why are we so willing to take just a little bit of Satan's World, hold on to it, and think we're wholly God's? (Matthew 4:8-11, Luke 4:5-8)

...genuinely devoted followers of Christ will experience stuff that would blow our minds and we'll live stuff that would rend our hearts— stuff that will dwarf all that we now think is so special and noble in our "churches." And it would happen simply because He wants to share it with us. (Psalm 81:8-16, Luke 12:22-34, 1 Peter 5:10)

Do we really want that? (1 Corinthians 4:21)

(For a better idea of what Rome does to influence churches to become contractually obligated to the World System, read the book in the Bible that precisely addresses what the Jewish nation did to come under Cain's polity of Babylon. That book is Jeremiah. Read it carefully and you will identify striking similarities in the behavior of the overrun nation of Israel then and church personnel in Catholicized society today.)

From "The Catholicist Nation Identified" To the extent that an individual is trusting in a man, the institution, or himself when that trust should be in God, he is Catholicist. (Psalm 118:8-9)

...coupled with a corresponding denial of God. (1 John 2:15-23)

At its core the Catholicist Nation is idolatrous, and abjectly evil. (John 7:7)

People wholly reveling in the thing Not-God as if it were, to their eternal destruction. (Deuteronomy 32:12)

The United States is the legacy of Cain from Babylon, through Persia, Rome, Greece, and Britain. (Daniel 1-2)

The leaders in this society are powerful people who are spiritually connected, the powers and principalities that war against the soul. (Psalm 58, Ephesians 6:12)

The Catholicist is already in their camp—a sinner is already condemned. (John 3:16-21)

...those whose eyes are opened by Christ. (Isaiah 29, Matthew 13:11-17, Mark 10:46-52)

The follower of Christ loves another charitably, sacrificially, cheerfully, compassionately only because he knows that he is loved that way. (John 15:13, Ephesians 3:17-19, 1 John)

...they'd rather have the World. (John 18:36-37, 1 John 2:15-17)

For a time the Catholicist Nation institution will serve its purpose in the ministry of condemnation. God permits it only because its members will not come out and seek their salvation and righteousness in Him and Him alone. For the committed Catholicist, the institution is beneficial for the regulation of his sin. (John 11:48)

God uses institutions of evil as footstools, turning their designs against themselves for the benefit of His own. (Job 12:13-25, Psalm 82)

For him there is the Catholicist Nation, and wide is the road that winds through it. But there is another road, although a bit narrower. (Matthew 7:13-14)

God keeps and tends this road, and on it He still sends out his representatives, ambassadors who love with His loveyes, there are a few. (2 Corinthians 5)

(Amazingly, the Catholicist Nation and its characteristics are boldly defined and clearly described in Scripture, most notably in Paul's two letters to the church in Corinth. Read them carefully to see what the Catholicized church is, does, and believes, and what God through the witness of Paul says about it. Note that while God is firm and just, He loves so much that He does not give up on those who genuinely desire to walk with Him on the way out of that community.)

From "Tests of Truth":  Extraordinarily brilliant and clever minds work the system to draw people into the World and away from Christ, who is Truth. (John 14:6, 2 Corinthians 11:15)

Only a full, rich diet of Scripture can protect one from “being devoured.” (1 Peter 5:5-11)

Keep in mind the key tests that can be used to determine what is truthful and gracious. (John 1:14-16)

They are doing exactly what the Pharisees did: wonderfully nice things for people but making them just as much sons and daughters of hell as they were. (Matthew 23:15)

This is exactly why we must become as children. (Matthew 18:3) Love only means anything when it is offered by Jesus, because only His love perfectly fulfills our needs of relationship — knowing and being known (Jeremiah 9:23-24, 1 Corinthians 13:12), discovery — experiencing life (Psalm 34:8, Luke 12:54-56), and accomplishment— living out one’s calling (Isaiah 65:21-22, Philippians 2:13).

From "Why Jesus?"What is it exactly that you want? (1 Corinthians 4:21)

"Hey. You are so into having food. You worry about it all the time. You say 'Where am I going to get my next meal?' Why? In fact, listen up. I'm the real food. Want what really gives you what you need? Here it is—standing right in front of you." (John 6)

What is just as troubling is that the very nicest kindest neatest Christian can be just as wicked as the most evil heathen, and they do all kinds of crazy things to belie their avowed devotion to God. (Matthew 7:15-23 and 8:10-12)

What Jesus really wants is people who devour His words so voraciously... (Job 23:12, Psalm 119:103, Jeremiah 15:16, Amos 8:11, 1 Corinthians 3:2, 1 Peter 2:2)

Love with His love? You'll feed another. Loved by His love? You'll get fed somehow. It's all good. (Psalm 145:15)

"The companionship of the One who saved me." (John 15:15, 1 John 1:1-4)

Every single thing in life comes down to that single question. Every issue, every discussion, every debate, every consideration, every event, every commitment, everything. (John 3:36, Revelation 1)

Any single thing said or done that is believed to be the final word or act will always have either a "Then what?" or a "Why?" attached to it... (Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 & 3:9-14, Jeremiah 5:31, Luke 6:46-49)

Do you have Him, or not? (1 John 5:11-12)

From "Jesuses Preface": Jesus knew this. And He knew that people would take who He was and turn that into something He wasn't. (John 2:23-25)

From "World System Contracts": The one who has allowed Christ to make his heart His home (John 14:23) loves to the extent that God is his seal (John 6:27), and his word is all that is necessary. (Matthew 5:33-37, 2 Corinthians 1-3, Ephesians 1:13)

From "Human Sacrifice": These are offered in stark contrast to what God asks of us, that we be "holy and living sacrifices." (Psalm 51:17, Romans 12:1)

...the amplified pain of relinquishing something for some recognition of piety in which loss is quietly resented. (Matthew 6:16-18)

It is rather the demonstration of authentic compassion through sowing, seeking the very best in another and experiencing great gain by all in spite of any apparent difficulties. (Matthew 9:13, 36-38 & 12:7)

As we fellowship with Christ, we are to "continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." (Hebrews 13:15-16)

It must be noted again that the only efficacious sacrifice that completely takes out one's sin evildoing, wickedness, all of it is that offered by God Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 10:5-14)

From "Irony": ...without the Son, they don't have life. (1 John 5:11-12)

Those with the Son have life, are heirs to His riches... (Ephesians 1)

Jesus plainly commanded us to call no one Father or Teacher... (Matthew 23:8-12)

...we are who we follow. (Luke 6:39-40 & 46-49)

From "A Letter to a Church Pastor": This short-circuits what God would do to bring people into the Kingdom through those who name His Name. (Psalm 81)

In Scripture, God equated adultery with a woman and adultery with the World so many times that it is very hard to miss. (Judges 2, just a start to see clearly what God says Himself about the ways people can prostitute themselves with the World)

From "FAQ":  What about the Bible? Anyone or anything going to try to take out those He loves? He will take them out. That's what loving, compassionate fathers do. (Deuteronomy 12:29-31, 2 Thessalonians 2:8)

...He graciously invites the fiercest of His enemies to join Him. (Psalm 107:17-22, Isaiah 27:4-5)

How utterly foolish for them to think they can be saboteurs in the Kingdom. (Lamentations 3:39, Matthew 22:2-14)

They may rail and scream and sneer at the gate, but that is part of their Hell isn't it? (Matthew 25:1-13)

It doesn't have to be that way, and He died to tell us that. (Romans 5:6-11)

Why the extensive attention to the Catholic Church? The most important thing to look at is who exactly it is the individual is working for, and why. (Mark 14:6, 1 Timothy 6:18-19)

...they may perhaps come to Him and be truly free, clothed in His righteousness. (Galatians 3:26-27, Ephesians 4:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21)

What makes you so right? ...fear the One who could destroy both body and soul. (Matthew 10:28)

...the one whose master is himself the father of lies and devourer of souls? (John 8:44, 1 Peter 5:18, 2 Corinthians 11:1-15, 1 John 3:11-15)

What exactly is the "Agency of Cain"? The Agency of Cain is the preeminent governing authority, the World System, put into motion by God from the time man first manifest his sin in order to prosecute evildoing. (Jeremiah 50:23, Daniel 2:37-38)

Do you really want to be perfect? I do want perfection, and would love to see it in others, of course! And this is mostly because God wants to see it in us. (Leviticus 11:45 & 19:2, Isaiah 1:15-20, Luke 11:34-36, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

(You may be happy to know that at the end of the episode he himself became one inch tall.) (Luke 18:9-14)

The issue though is really this: that people still like to sin and work hard to evade its consequences. (Acts 5:1-11)

Perfection to Jesus is very different, and the World cannot understand it because they don't understand Jesus. (Matthew 24:4-5, John 15:18-25)

...religious people in that world have carved in stone great laws and rules and regulations to dictate how people must submit in order to attain the perfection they expect from you. (Galatians 3:10-14, Colossians 2:20-23)

This is far from what the Jesus of Scripture said, and in and around him saying what it was, he forcefully censured anyone who led people into this kind of hell. (Matthew 23)

Indeed Jesus told us that perfect love drives out fear, and that one who has Him will love perfectly. (1 John 4:7-21)

We are human, He made us that way, each of us with beautiful talents that He rejoices in seeing flourish. (Matthew 25:14-30, 1 Corinthians 12)

What He did say very clearly is, "Don't sin." He even told us that would be easy if we just follow Him. (Deuteronomy 30:11-14, Matthew 11:28-30, Mark 14:1-11, John 8:1-11, John 14:27, Romans 10:6-10)

Make a mistake? Welcome healthy interaction with those who love, listen to wise instruction, humbly endure correction and rejoice when people forgive. Someone among you make a mistake? Embrace the individual, steadfastly seek and share and honor truth, exhibit grace, and above all forgive. (Psalm 112, Romans 12:9-21, 1 Corinthians 13, Ephesians 4:17-32, Colossians 3:1-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22)

Jesus made it that way by doing all the hard work for us, on the cross. (Romans 5:8)

...the only option is to give him over to the one institution God put in motion millennia ago, the Agency of Cain. (Genesis 4, Jeremiah 50:23, Romans 13:1-7, 1 Peter 2:13-17) This is actually the merciful thing to do, for perhaps through this ministry of condemnation he will see his condition and humbly and authentically turn to Him. (1 Corinthians 5, 1 Timothy 1:18-20 & 2:1-4)

Sadly the state-churches today have crippled themselves in the task of reconciliation because with their 501c3's they've grafted themselves to the World System, making the Agency and the Church indistinguishable. (Matthew 13:24-30, Colossians 2:20-23, James 1:5-8, Jude 10-11)

A lot of people may indeed do a lot of magnanimous things, thus convincing us that they are "good people." But "a lot" is not the same as being righteous, in practice, all the time. (Psalm 106:3) Yes, it is impossible to do it all the time without Christ. That is precisely what trusting in Him, knowing Him, letting Him be our righteousness is what it takes. (Ezekiel 33:10-16, 1 John 3)

Without that, we will always drift toward seeking a "righteousness from the law," which God says categorically cannot earn His favor. (Galatians 3)

(Final scriptural note about this question: To see a blueprint for how to live perfectly in God's Kingdom, look through both of the letters from Peter. The first letter is all about what it means to live a holy life and fully experience God's provision in that. Just briefly, look at these two simple verses 21 & 22 in chapter 1 which make this very clear:

"Through [Jesus] you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God. Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart."

The second letter lays out how the World works valiantly and rigorously to derail one's consecration of all facets of his life to God. Also consider checking out the entirety of John's first letter, which comprehensively details how that perfection comes through Christ and in His love.)

Doesn't being perfect mean being under a totalitarian state? Jesus said, however, that here in this temporal life many would suffer terribly if they named His name. (Matthew 10:17 & 23:34, Luke 21:12)

But if you are in His embrace, even the most agonizing death cannot keep you from Him. (Romans 8:31-39)

Who is the "Father General"? ...people who refuse to live by the Light of God's Word love the darkness more, and so are accustomed to such interaction. (John 3:16-21, 1 John 1 & 2)

Aren't we supposed to respect the governing authorities? And out of that they know they need the law to crack their heads when necessary. (1 Timothy 1:8-11)

From Possible Issues And I read about a God who does care about who we give our devotion to. (Judges 2)

Jesus even responded to His disciples' questions about other people who were doing things in His name by encouraging them to continue doing so. (Mark 9:38-41)

Jesus said categorically what is in the heart is what matters— don't be a whitewashed tomb! (Matthew 15:19 and 23:27)

Tax issue. There is a World, and there is a Kingdom. (John 8:12-47 & 18:28-40)

The Kingdom thrives on love, and when people love, the government doesn't need to collect a dime from them. (Romans 13:8-10)

Employee issue. This is just a clear evidence of how wide is the road to destruction and how many people are on it... (Matthew 7:13-14)

Great things that would actually be even greater as God blows us away with how much He heals and assures and provides? (1 Samuel 2:1-10)

From The Catholicist Nation's Culture War: ...government by definition is evil. (Genesis 4)

"There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus!" (Romans 8:1)

From In the World but Not Of:  The plain truth about contracts is that you are never obligated to do anything until you say you will do something. (Deuteronomy 23:21-23)

"Just make your 'Yes' be true, and your 'No' be true as well." (Matthew 5:33-37, James 5:12)

What if, on the other hand, one was not a sinner? (Romans 6:5-7, 1 John 3:9)

You have no nice things except what God has already provided. That you even have a breath should make you rejoice that God even gave you that. (Psalm 107:1-9)

He wants to give you the Kingdom. (Hosea 14, Matthew 7:7-11, Luke 12:22-34, Galatians 3, Ephesians 1)

David was rebuked by God when he proudly counted the men in his armies, (2 Samuel 24) but Gideon trusted God when He pared down his fighting force to almost nothing. (Judges 7)  Hezekiah only needed to pray and God miraculously wiped out an attacking army of thousands. (2 Kings 19, 2 Chronicles 32)

It'd be one thing to say how small their faith is... (Matthew 8:23-27)

If you are in Christ, you already have power. (Ephesians 3:17-19)

Ask them about Jesus and they say “Amen brother there’s this and that about him!” Much of it may be fine. Ask them about what it means to share the good news and they shout “Amen brother there’s this and that” and they’ll usually get it a lot of it just about right. (Matthew 23:1-4)

...the proposition that keeping every “Christian” leader subject to Cain and the burden of law means more people are kept from Christ who is Truth and Grace. (Truth and Grace passages)

...enslaving themselves to the authority God ordained for the purpose of regulating the behavior of evildoers... (1 Timothy 1:8-11)

This is what is so tragic— especially when they can be fully in the Kingdom by simply going there. (Luke 17:20-37, Acts 17:27)

The only thing that can get you out of that is the blood of Christ. That is the only oath that counts: His solemn affirmation through His work on the cross that will free you from that body of death. (Hebrews 7)

From Becoming Ungrafted:  Nothing that anyone can try to do will separate them from His love and care. (Romans 8:31-39)

From All the Bad Guys:  Really, without Him, everyone is just a small-time Bad Guy. (Romans 3:9-26 & 5:1-11)

From Cobelligerency:  Sure He said there would be goats next to the sheep, tares in with the wheat, but that's only because they refused to come to Him. (Matthew 13:24-30 & 25:31-33)

Jesus clearly asks those who claim to follow Him to be reconcilers, to be the ones who are His flesh and bones to those so weary of condemnation that they may experience grace, and know that it truthfully is offered... (Matthew 10, 2 Corinthians 3-5, Ephesians 5:30)

Putting Him after saving babies may get a few rescued from the abortionist but it also brings more of the drudgery fighting the System you've contracted with. (Galatians 3:1-5)

Why don't we trust in Him when he says He'll give us bread when we ask Him? (Matthew 7:7-12)

In other words, the Law is primarily for moving people toward Grace. (Galatians 3)

From Magisterium:  "Who will save us from this body of death?" (Romans 7:24)

Scripture clearly says that Truth and Grace are themselves the very essence of Jesus Christ. (John 1:17, Colossians 1:15-23)

The power of sin is the law. (1 Corinthians 15:56)

From The Tax Issue: (Places to look for more direct attention to taxation include Deuteronomy 23, 1 Samuel 8, 2 Kings 20, Ezra 7, Nehemiah 5, Ezekiel 45, Matthew 17, and Romans 13. Read each chapter carefully in its full context to discover God's truth about this matter.)

"The Kingdom thrives on love, and when people love, the World doesn't need to collect a dime from them." (Romans 13:8-10, Galatians 5:14)

From A Personal Note:  To shrug off whatever evil there is around is cold-hearted indeed, but to recklessly fail to comprehend its manifestations is foolhardy. (John 7:14-24, Ephesians 5:1-21)

From The Nature of Value Extraction:  If you're dead, what difference does it make. (Ephesians 2:1-3)

When Jesus returns, will He find faith on earth? (Luke 18:8)

From Human Value Transfer:  Sowing involves capital movement with no expected return but has a firm expectation that growth happens in others' lives and those of their families and communities.  (Hebrews 13:16)

From ...On the League of the Shadow (in the film Batman Begins):  ...the militia can’t touch His ministers because by the blood of Jesus Christ they’re not sinners under that notice of condemnation. (Psalm 27:1-3, Proverbs 16:7 & 19:22-23, Jeremiah 17:5-8, Luke 10:18-20, Romans 8:1-4, 1 John 5:18-21)

...On Four Humanist Films:  The truth is anyone who you think is good without Christ is at his or her core desperately evil. Just peek far enough into their soul and you'll see it. (Mark 10:17-30, Romans 3:10-20)


The striking contrast between God and the Catholicist Nation: Psalm 33

A prayer to gird oneself in the midst of the Catholicist Nation: Psalm 91



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Note: Often the accusation of "prooftexting" is made against someone who uses particular verses to justify favored biblical positions. I believe this disparaging kind of attack originates straight from the devil himself. Nothing is wrong with using Scripture to make a solid case for something truthful, whatever verses are used, however many they are whether one single verse or a thousand. The thing that should be reasonably and soundly censured is using verses to mean something they don't mean. If this is what people mean by prooftexting, then I too am against it.

My position is this: My position means nothing except that it reflects the truth, which is that an individual can be of the World or of the Kingdom. The above references unequivocally support God's call that those who say they are Christ's be ungrafted to the World. They are cited here only because my own considerations originate from truth in Scripture. If you believe a given reference does not support the this website's premise, then please notify me immediately so I may be corrected. But please do not mindlessly blap "Prooftexting!" because this means nothing. In challenging my understanding of Scripture I may just as easily say "You're the prooftexter!" and then we're all name-calling. Let's instead talk about who Jesus really is and what is actually truthful and gracious.




This page was originally posted by David Beck at on October 3, 2004