June 2017

People - Part 1

 
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by Pastor Mark Downey

Scripture Reading:  Leviticus 20:26

One of the most clever ways of lumping every biped on the planet together, regardless of the ethnic group or geographical location, is to call everybody 'people', accompanied by human beings and the human race. And then they can get into more syrupy expressions like 'the brotherhood of man'. They say we all bleed red. Well, so do dogs, snakes and skunks. White Christian Americans are guilty of calling other bipeds 'people'. It's easy to do with decades of cultural propaganda and the language saturation of change agents. No doubt, there are those who would object and say “what's wrong with that?” The answer is lingual and biblical. At one time, the word 'people' only meant White persons... the true descendents of Adam, which is translated 'man', and has likewise been hijacked and diffused to imply every biped on the planet. The Bible has ostensibly become a book of confusion, because we have lost the meaning of the word 'people'. There are many more words that have been tortured, but 'people' is #1.

People

by Pastor Mark Downey

Part 1:  It is not biblically correct to call non-Whites "people".  Explores the word 'people' in the Pentateuch; our founding fathers on 'We the People'; why we're God's chosen people.

The Deification of Man

 
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Sermon Notes of Pastor Mark Downey

Scripture Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

'The deification of man' is not about one man any more than “the man of lawlessness” is about one man. Anyone who plays God is a “son of destruction” and history is replete with examples. I’m not sure where to start this message, so let’s go to the beginning of Genesis where the thought is whispered to Eve, “Thou shalt be as gods” (Gen. 3:5). Such a deal! Regardless of what you think the tree of knowledge of good and evil was literally, don’t you think Adam and Eve (even if it was for a fleeting moment) thought of themselves as gods? Until, that is, they heard the voice of God say, “Where are you?” (Gen. 3:9). God, likewise, might be asking us the same thing, like “where are your thoughts; where's your head at?” And if we are honest, most of us would say, “O Lord, my mind is not where it should be.” God must have anticipated this problem from the very beginning (being that He knows the beginning from the end) that man would try to deify himself. So much so, that the priority of His Law has always been first and foremost, “Thou shalt not have any other gods before Me” (Ex. 20:3) and “Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Mt. 22:37). That is virtually impossible to do if you have the mindset to presume that you deserve some kind of deification for yourself, to be worshiped. You may not call it that, but should any one of us take it upon ourselves to judge what is right or wrong, that does not correspond to the Word of God, then that is the embryo of becoming a god.

US Senate Seal

A red Phrygian cap is depicted on the seal of the U.S. Senate. It’s significant that the Jesuits (jewish catholics) and Freemasons (jewish cabalists) were allied in designing much of Washington D.C. Phrygian caps were given to freed slaves (in the Roman Empire) to show the world their liberated status. However, Roman law stated that this freedom could be revoked at any time for any cause. In other words, their liberty was given as a privilege, not as an inherent inalienable right.

US Capitol building rotunda painting closeup

This deification of George Washington can be seen in the US Capital building rotunda, looking up and beholding the gods of ancient mythology. If George had a flame thrower, I don't think he would have hesitated to torch such a misrepresentation of himself and Scripture. But, he died in 1799. The fresco was painted in 1865.