• Eddie Rogers, Minister

True News 4 U — Truth-Religion — 02/27/2021



This is the first of a three part study on The Sixth Commandment.


Thou shalt not kill.


The Sixth Commandment first appears in Exodus Chapter 20 and it is the shortest of all the Ten Commandments. The King James Version translates it, “Thou shalt not kill.” The New American Standard Bible renders it more accurately, “You shall not murder.” This commandment is reiterated in Deuteronomy Chapter 5, as are all of the Ten Commandments and in a slightly different form in Exodus 23:7. It is also repeated five times in the New Testament – Matthew 5:21, Mark 10:19, Luke 18:20, Romans 13:9 and James 2:11.


The Sixth Commandment, although, not expressly codified before Moses received the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai, was in force in and before Noah’s day:


1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2 The fear and the terror of you shall be [instinctive] in every animal of the land and in every bird of the air; and together with everything that moves on the ground, and with all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hand. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; I give you everything, as I gave you the green plants and vegetables. 4 But you shall not eat meat along with its life, that is, its blood. [See Leviticus 7:26; Acts 15:20; Acts 21:25] 5 For your lifeblood I will most certainly require an accounting; from every animal [that kills a person] I will require it. And from man, from every man’s brother [that is, anyone who murders] I will require the life of man. [See Exodus 21:28-29] 6 Whoever sheds man’s blood [unlawfully], By man (judicial government) shall his blood be shed, For in the image of God He made man. [See Romans 13:4]

(Genesis 9:1-6, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Yahweh’s Order versus Man’s Order


Yahweh’s created order is set forth in the very first chapter of Genesis:


26 Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth. [See Psalm 104:30; Hebrews 1:2 and 11:3] 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. [See Colossians 3:9-10; James 3:8-9] 28 And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.

(Genesis 1:26-28, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


The Patriarch David reiterated this same dominion mandate:


6 You [Yahweh] made him [man] to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, [See 1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 2:6-8] 7 All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

(Psalms 8:6-8, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Environmentalists and animal rights activists blatantly reject this divinely created order and man’s dominion over all other living things:


Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs.[1]


[1] John Davis, editor, Earth First! Journal.


There is no ethical basis for elevating membership of one particular species into a morally crucial characteristic. From an ethical point of view, we all stand on an equal footing whether we stand on two feet, or four, or none at all.[2]


[2] Peter Singer, the Father of Animal Rights, In Defense of Animals (New York, NY: Basil Blackwell Inc., 1985) page 6.


there will surely be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans. A Chimpanzee, dog, or pig, for instance, will have a higher degree of self-awareness and a greater capacity for meaningful relations with others than a severely retarded infant or someone in a state of advanced senility. So if we base the right to life on these characteristics we must grant these animals a right to life as good as, or better than, such retarded or senile humans…. At the same timethe fact that a being is a member of our own species is not in itself enough to make it always wrong to kill that being…. This is why when we consider members of our own species who lack the characteristics of normal humans we can no longer say that their lives are always to be preferred to those of other animals.[3]


[3] Peter Singer, Animal Liberation (New York, NY: Avon Books, 1975) pages 20-22.


Contrast Yahweh’s divine order with what Senator Al Gore wrote in his book Earth in the Balance (1992):


“[We must] make the effort to save the global environment the central organizing principle of our civilization.[4]


[4] Senator Al Gore, Earth in the Balance, Ecology and the Human Spirit (New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992) page 273.


The reason radical environmentalists, such as Al Gore, make such statements is because one of the “Foundation Principles” of UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) is the “recognition of Gaia as manifest reality.” “Gaia” is the Greek word for earth. The Gaia theory holds that the earth, as a living organism, is the creator of all life and all life is a part of that creator:


James Lovelock, the originator of the Gaia hypothesis, maintains that the entire complex earth system behaves in a self-regulating manner characteristic of something alive, that it has managed to maintain critical components of the earth’s life support systems in perfect balance over eons of time – until the unprecedented interference of modern civilization: “We now see that the air, the ocean and the soil are much more than a mere environment for life; they are a part of life itself….” …The long and intricate process by which evolution helped to shape the complex interrelationship of all living and nonliving things evokes a spiritual response when one reflects on its deeper meaning.[5]


[5] Senator Al Gore, Earth in the Balance, Ecology and the Human Spirit (New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992) page 264.


While this dogma is ridiculously blasphemous, Christians should, nevertheless, recognize that the environment is important. Furthermore, Christians are commanded to be good stewards of the earth and all of its inhabitants. Many Christians have overreacted to non-Christian environmentalism because it is a direct threat to turn Yahweh’s created order upside down. Regardless, Christians should be in the forefront of biblically based environmentalism because it is the only ecological strategy that can save the environment or restore it to what it was intended to be when Yahweh first created the universe.


Gaia, Mystery Babylon and the Tower of Babel


In reality Gaia is just another term for or tentacle of Mystery Babylon and today’s equivalent of Mystery Babylon is just a spiritual extension of the tower of Babel. The book of Jasher[6] provides an account of this tower raised in opposition to Yahweh:


[6] Although the book of Jasher is not considered part of the inspired canon of Scripture, it is cited twice and it is endorsed in the Scriptures – Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18.


…they [the descendants of Noah] began to build it [the tower of Babel], and whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven. And all these people … divided themselves in three parts; the first said we will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, we will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them; and the third part said, we will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears…. And when they were building they built themselves a great city and a very high and strong tower…. And … if a brick should fall from their hands and get broken, they would all weep over it, and if a man fell and died, none of them would look at him.” (Jasher 9:25-28)


Under that system even a brick was more precious than human life. Today the same spirit of Gaia weeps at the death of a tree but it does not blink at murdering a human infant. Compare Jasher’s account of the tower of Babel with the Apostle John’s description of the things that Mystery Babylon values - listed in decreasing order of importance:


9 And [In the following verses, the kings (verses 9, 10), merchants (verses 11-17), and sailors (verses 17b-20) mourn the fall of Babylon, just as the same three groups mourn the fall of wicked Tyre in Ezekiel 26; 27.] the kings and political leaders of the earth, who committed immorality and lived luxuriously with her, will weep and beat their chests [in mourning] over her when they see the smoke of her burning, [See Ezekiel 26:16-17] 10 standing a long way off, in fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, the strong city, Babylon! In a single hour your judgment has come.’ 11 And merchants of the earth will weep and grieve over her, because no one buys their cargo (goods, merchandise) anymore-- [See Ezekiel 27:36] 12 cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet; all kinds of citron (scented) wood and every article of ivory and every article of very costly and lavish wood and bronze and iron and marble; [See Ezekiel 27:12-13 and 22] 13 and cinnamon and spices and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat; of cattle andsheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and carriages; and of slaves and human lives.

(Revelation 18:9-13, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Did you notice that Mystery Babylon valued gold and other material objects above human life and today under the Gaia world-view; human life is likewise valued least in importance. The opposite is true under Yahweh’s system – human life is so sacred that Yahweh declared that anyone, even an animal, who maliciously takes a man’s life, must forfeit his own life in return.


Under Gaia’s environmental plan human life is degraded, taking second place to everything else, from baby whales to spotted owls to snail darters. The following statement from the Club of Rome[7] demonstrates just how far human life can be degraded under this spurious world-view:


[7] “The Club of Rome is a global think tank [currently consisting of 100 individuals from 52 countries and 5 continents]…. The Club of Rome [asserts that it] contributes to the solution of what it calls the world problematique, the complex set of the most crucial problems – political, social, economic, technological, environmental, psychological and cultural – facing humanity. It does so taking a global, long term and interdisciplinary perspective aware of the increasing interdependence of nations and the globalisation [sic] of problems that pose predicaments beyond the capacity of individual countries.” www.clubofrome.org.


In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill…. All these dangers are caused by human intervention…. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.[8]


[8] Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution: A Report by the Council of The Club of Rome (New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1991) page 115.


This view is not unique to the Club of Rome as demonstrated by the following quotations:


the world has cancer, and the cancer cell is man….[9]


[9] Alan Gregg, “A Medical Aspect of the Population Problem,” Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 13 May 1955, Volume 121, page 682.


If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.[10]


[10] Prince Phillip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburg, World Wildlife Fund. https://nwo.fandom.com/wiki/Prince_Philip_-_%E2%80%9CIf_I_were_reincarnated_I_would...be...as_a_killer_virus...%22.


as radical environmentalists, we can view AIDS not as a problem, but as a necessary solution.[11]


[11] Miss Ann Thropy (pseudonym), Earth First! Journal.


The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing….[12]


[12] Paul Ehrlich, “Americans are a cancer on the planet,” 1970.


The November 1991 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Courier quoted the late Jacques Cousteau:


In order to stabilize world populations, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.[13]


[13] Jacques Cousteau, UNESCO Courier, (November 1991), quoted by Curtis Dickinson, The Witness (Lewisville, TX: Curtis Dickinson, December 1998) Volume XXXIII, Number 12, page 2.


Mr. Cousteau has now done his part to “stabilize world populations” in that he is now deceased. Perhaps other “humanitarians” should follow Mr. Cousteau’s lead instead of volunteering others for this “philanthropic” project.


Peter Singer has also been credited with the following statement that points an accusatory finger specifically at Christianity:


Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian[14] Religious tradition.[15]


[14] The term “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron. The religions of Christianity and Judaism are wholly incompatible demonstrated by their respective books of faith, the Bible and Talmud. This incongruity is addressed in God’s Covenant People: Yesterday, Today and Forever, a 465-page book by Ted R. Weiland, which provides a documented dissertation identifying Israel with today’s Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred peoples. [15] Peter Singer, https://www.azquotes.com/quote/695742.


Although today’s environmentalists and animal rights activists loudly protest, Genesis Chapter 9 sanctions the killing of animals by man. However, even a domesticated animal was to be put to death for killing a man. This statute originally found in Genesis 9:1-6 was later codified by Moses:


If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned and its meat shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be cleared [of responsibility].”

(Exodus 21:28, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)


This distinction between man and animals was instituted because, unlike animals, man was made “in the image of God.” Thus, a man’s life is more sacred to Yahweh than an animal’s life; whereas, to animal rights activists and environmentalists the reverse is usually true. Consider the following declaration by Reed F. Noss of The Wildlands Project:


the native eco-system and the collective needs of non-human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans…. Putting the needs of one species (humans) above those of all other species combined is one of the most pernicious trends in modern conservation.[16]


[16] Reed F. Noss, Ph.D., “The Wildlands Project: Land Conservation Strategy,” Wild Earth (Canton, NY: Cenozoic Society, Inc., 1992) Special Issue, page. 13.


While animal life is sacred to these fanatics, the majority of these same people have no regard whatsoever for the most innocent, defenseless and vulnerable of human lives – an infant within its mother’s womb and in some instances even a disabled infant after it has been born:


killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often, it is not wrong at all.[17]


[17] Peter Singer, Practical Ethics, 2nd Edition, page. 191.


Many animal rights activists cry and wail about every other created thing under heaven while adamantly demanding the right of a woman to kill her own child. Simply put, man’s order is out of order with Yahweh’s order.


Yahweh’s Laws dictate that man takes special care of His creation. For example, Yahweh requires that beasts of burden be rested every seven days along with mankind – Exodus 23:12. King Solomon applied this same principle to the care of animals in general:


A righteous man has kind regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

(Proverbs 12:10, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)


Nevertheless, Yahweh must find it appalling when man turns His created order upside down. For example, the United States government has decreed that life does begin at conception, that is, the life of a cow. A prenatal calf is therefore taxable as a capital asset and the cost of caring for this capital asset is deductible from the date of conception. However, the same government refuses to recognize a human embryo as having life until it is born, except in rare instances when it serves the government’s own purpose.


Turning the World Right Side Up


It should be obvious that unless we return to the Creator and the Creator’s Laws, man will be unable to properly protect and care for the environment and its inhabitants. The Gaia principle is certainly not going to accomplish this goal. In fact, replacement agendas that substitute worship of the Creator with worship of the creation only make matters worse. The Apostle Paul addressed this transposition:


18 For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them [in their inner consciousness], for God made it evident to them. 20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. [See Psalm 19:1-4 and Ephesians 2:10] 21 For even though they knew God [as the Creator], they did not honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasonings, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their own hearts to [sexual] impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin], 25 because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature [or creation] rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. [See Jeremiah 2:11]”

(Romans 1:18-25, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


The earth is in a polluted state because its inhabitants have rejected their Creator and His Laws:


5 The earth also is polluted by [Literally, under.] its inhabitants, because they have transgressed [Yahweh’s]laws, violated [His] statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. [See Genesis 9:1-17 and Deuteronomy 29:20] 6 Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live on it suffer the punishment of their guilt. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned [under the curse of God's wrath], and few people are left. [See Romans 1:20]”

(Isaiah 24:5-6, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


The environment’s only hope is to be found in the sons of Yahweh:


19 For [even the whole] creation [all nature, the environment] waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope [See Ecclesiastes 1:2] 21 that the creation itself will also be freed from its bondage to decay [and gain entrance] into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

(Romans 8:19-21, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


The success of environmentalism is in the hands of the sons of Yahweh, not in the hands of Al Gore or any other son of Gaia or any other false god. Only the sons of the Creator, Yahweh, can return us to the Laws of the Creator – the One Who built the ecosystem and Who wrote the conservation manual.


Today’s environmentalists are in the process of turning the world upside down. It is the commission of the sons of Yahweh to turn it right side up. The first step in accomplishing this task is recognizing Yahweh as our God and that, according to His environmental plan, human life is at the pinnacle of importance:


Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you [a man/a woman] not worth much more than they?

(Matthew 6:26, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful and permissible to do good on the Sabbath.

(Matthew 12:12, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)


It is for this reason that murder is such a grievous sin in the sight of Yahweh.


Voluntary, Involuntary and Justifiable Homicide


The Bible addresses three types of homicide – voluntary, involuntary and justifiable. Voluntary or intentional homicide is murder committed with premeditation and malice and it is often described in the Bible as being committed against innocent blood. Involuntary or unintentional homicide is accidental. Justifiable homicide is the lawful or warranted taking of a human life.


Voluntary Homicide


The following Old Testament passages address voluntary homicide or premeditated murder:


But if a man acts intentionally against another and kills him by [design through] treachery, you are to take him from My altar [to which he may have fled for protection], so that he may be put to death.

(Exodus 21:14, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


16 But if he struck his victim down [intentionally] with an iron object so that he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall certainly be put to death. 17 If he struck his victim down [intentionally] with a stone in hand, which may cause a person to die, and he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall certainly be put to death. 18 Or if he struck his victim down [intentionally] with a wooden object in hand, which may cause a person to die, and he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall certainly be put to death. 19 The blood avenger shall himself put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him. 20 But if he pushed his victim out of hatred or threw something at him with malicious intent, and he died, 21 or if, in enmity, he struck the victim down with his hand, and he died, the one that struck the victim shall certainly be put to death; he is a murderer. The blood avenger shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.

(Numbers 35:16-21, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


11 But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait and ambush for him and attacks him and strikes him down so that he dies, and the assailant escapes to one of these cities, 12 then the elders of his own city shall send for him and have him taken back from there and turn him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may be put to death.

(Deuteronomy 19:11-12, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)


The Hebrew word “arab” (Strong’s #H693) in Deuteronomy Chapter 19 translated “lie in wait” is also translated in the Old Testament as “ambush.” Both terms indicate premeditated murder.

Innocent Life


The taking of innocent life, whether by an individual or by a nation, is a grievous matter in the eyes of Yahweh. When Cain murdered his brother Abel, Yahweh depicted the consequence in graphic terms:


9 Then the LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he [lied and] said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” 10 The LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s [innocent] blood is crying out to Me from the ground [for justice]. [See Numbers 35:33 and Deuteronomy 21:1-9]

(Genesis 4:9-10, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


The Pentateuch (Torah) presents essentially the same idea:


30 If anyone kills a person [intentionally], the murderer shall be put to death on the testimony of [two or more] witnesses; but no one shall be put to death on the testimony of [only] one witness. 31 Moreover, you shall not accept a ransom [in exchange] for the life of a murderer guilty and sentenced to death; but he shall certainly be put to death. 32 You shall not accept a ransom for him who has escaped to his city of refuge, so that he may return to live in his [own] land before the death of the high priest. 33 So you shall not pollute and defile the land in which you live; for [the shedding of innocent] blood pollutes and defiles the land. No atonement (expiation) can be made for the land for the [innocent] blood shed in it, except by the blood (execution) of him who shed it. 34 You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I live, for I, the LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text], live among the people of Israel.”

(Numbers 35:30-34, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Simply put, the voice of the blood of all innocents cries from the ground for justice. For this reason, Yahweh requires redress for even unsolved murders:


1 If someone is found slain, lying in the field, in the land which the LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] your God gives you to possess, and it is not known who has killed him, 2 then your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around [closest] the dead person. 3 It shall be that the elders of the city which is nearest to the dead man shall take a heifer of the herd, one which has not been worked and which has not pulled in a yoke; 4 and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a [river] valley with running water, which has not been plowed or planted, and shall break the heifer’s neck there in the valley. 5 Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall approach, for the LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the Name (Presence) of the LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text]; and every dispute and every assault (violent crime) shall be settled by them. 6 All the elders of that city nearest to the dead man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley; 7 and they shall respond, and say, ‘Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.’

(Deuteronomy 21:1-7, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Incidentally, this practice is probably what influenced Pontius Pilate to wash his hands, at the trial of Yeshua and then proclaim that he was “innocent of the blood of this just person” (Matthew 7:24).


Responsibility


Yahweh employed this same standard of judgment upon a whole community when King David ordered an unlawful census in 2 Samuel 24:1-25. Although it was David who imposed the census, his subjects, who let him get away with doing so and as a result, they were judged more harshly than was David.


It might initially appear unfair or unjust of Yahweh to judge a whole community for the sins initiated by one man. Yahweh’s justice system is first about individual responsibility. Only if individual responsibility fails or breaks down is the community then responsible. How different this is from America’s perverse antipodal (diametrically opposite) system that from the onset attempts to do away with individual responsibility by forcing the community to collectively pay for crimes or share in the liability of individuals. America’s government has many insidious ways of accomplishing this including its penal institutions, the graduated tax system, social services, required insurances, etc.


Under Yahweh’s system people are either “a law unto themselves” (Romans 2:14) or they are punished for their lawlessness. When the Apostle Paul enumerated the fruits of the Spirit: “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance,” he added, “against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:21-22). Moreover, Paul declared that “the law is not made for a righteous man” (1 Timothy 1:9). This does not mean that the law is irrelevant to a righteous man. He or she is, instead, internally animated by the Law (Hebrews 8:10), rather than having to be externally motivated.


A righteous man does not need the law lording it over him, neither are Yahweh’s judgments required to keep him or her in line. Just the opposite is true for the lawless person who manifests the deeds of the flesh: “adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like” (Galatians 5:19-21). Criminals of this caliber must be externally kept in check by the law or, more specifically, by the judgments of the law:


9 understanding the fact that law [specifically the judgments] is not enacted for the righteous person [the one in right standing with God], but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for sexually immoral persons, for homosexuals, for kidnappers and slave traders, for liars, for perjurers [false witnesses]--and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

(1 Timothy 1:9-10, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Yahweh’s Law system is all about responsibility, voluntary or coerced and individual or collective. Thus, Yahweh’s Law provides that innocent blood must be atoned for either by an individual or, in the absence of either prosecution or conviction of an individual who commits the crime, by a community at large. In accordance with this Law, the Prophet Joel declared judgment upon both Egypt and Edom:


Egypt will become a waste, And Edom will become a desolate wilderness, Because of their violence against the children of Judah, In whose land they have shed innocent blood. [See Exodus 1:16 and Amos 1:11]”

(Joel 3:19, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


What does this say about modern America and the innocent blood shed in many of her recent military conflicts, not to mention the millions of infants killed in their mother’s wombs? Will Yahweh deal any differently with America compared to how He dealt with Egypt or Edom? But someone may argue, “It’s our presidents, politicians and judges who are to blame for the blood of those innocents!” But who was it who elected these scoundrels into office? Who permits these criminals to remain in office? Who allows these murderers to get away with shedding innocent blood that is crying from the ground unto Yahweh for justice?


The Apostle Paul’s admonition to Timothy concerning the appointment of elders is just as applicable today to those who elect[18] and who continue to support ungodly civil rulers in their evil deeds:


[18] For further information on a biblical study contrasting elections and appointments, click on this title To Vote or Not to Vote?


Do not hurry to lay hands on anyone [ordaining and approving someone for ministry or an office in the church, or in reinstating expelled offenders], and thereby share in the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

(1 Timothy 5:22, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)


Paul also charged the Ephesian Christians with similar instructions:


5 For be sure of this: no immoral, impure, or greedy person--for that one is [in effect] an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God [for such a person places a higher value on something other than God]. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments [that encourage you to sin], for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience [those who habitually sin]. [See Leviticus 18:24-25] 7 So do not participate or even associate with them [in the rebelliousness of sin]. 8 For once you were darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light] 9 (for the fruit [the effect, the result] of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him--your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation]. 11 Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character]; 12 for it is disgraceful even to mention the things that such people practice in secret.

(Ephesians 5:5-12, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Unless she repents, America will some day be harshly judged for her sins and the sins she tolerates in her elected leaders. In light of this probability, the faithful remnant should pray as the sailors did who dumped the Prophet Jonah overboard:


Then they called on the LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] and said, “Please, O LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text], do not let us perish because of taking this man’s life, and do not make us accountable for innocent blood; for You, O LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text], have done as You pleased.”

(Jonah 1:14, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)

This concludes Part One of Three on our study of The Sixth Commandment. Stay tuned next week for Part Two.

THE COMMON SALVATION

November 13, 2020

Psalm 119:137-144 JUDE

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, ...

the common salvation

sounds good, right?

Everybody knows about “the common salvation” and at first glance, I’m thinking, OK, sure, we are a “Christian” nation and everybody knows about Jesus, and we should be blessed, BY GOD, because we are ALL A-O-TAY BUTTWHEAT, right?


From my meager perspective, Evangelical Christianity is more “reverent” of the “Reverend” Billy Graham than of YHVH and HIS Instructions for LIFE, which are the writings of Moses which JUDE is reminding us of!!

Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses [this is a NEW Testament reminder of Moses!], durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, YeHoVaH rebuke thee.

I need to be very careful here, lest I rail against the minions of the devil, who preach against the preserved written INSTRUCTIONS of YHVH for LIFE; and yet, if you were to read such books as “BILLY GRAHAM AND ROME” BY David Cloud, about how BILLY (in his Crusades, which were literally the Roman catholic SLAUGHTER of MILLIONS of Bible Believers!) — Billy turned millions of seekers BACK to the ATROCITY of ROME — if you understand this, you would call BILLY “the best dressed wolf in a wool suitTOO! ’nuff said.


Can we agree that BILLY preached “the common salvation? Personally, I think so. What EXACTLY ISthe common salvation? Is it merely the one that most everyone believes? (Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: ... is this “the common salvation”?)

What is JUDE saying, when he says, “the common salvation

common G2839

κοινός

koinos

koy-nos'


Probably from G4862; common, that is, (literally) shared by all or several, or (ceremonially) profane: - common, defiled, unclean, unholy.

Just to slam-dunk this issue, so that we can move on:


Larry King asked Dr. Graham: "Did he (Pope John Paul II) actually say to you once, "We are brothers' "?


GRAHAM: That's correct. He certainly did. He held my hand the first time that I met him about 1981 -- he'd just been Pope for two years when I saw him first. Because when he was elevated to the papacy, I was preaching in his cathedral in Krakow that very day. ...


(Larry) KING: There is no question in your mind that he (Pope John Paul II) is with God now? (I have to ask, which god?)


(Billy) GRAHAM: Oh, no. There may be a question about my own (SALVATION?!), but I don't think Cardinal Wojtyla, or the Pope -- I think he's with the Lord, because he believed. He believed in the Cross [but NOT the TORAH, YHVH’s Instructions for LIFEETERNAL LIFE!]. That was his focus throughout his ministry, the Cross, no matter if you were talking to him from personal issue or an ethical problem, he felt that there was the answer to all of our problems, the cross and the resurrection (? What about what YESHUA TAUGHT?). And he was a strong believer (in Greco-Roman Paganism!!! The COMMON salvation!!!).


Billy Graham: Pope John Paul II Was "Most Influential Voice" in 100 Years


The one page book of JUDE is all about the

COMMON/PROFANE/DEFILED/UNCLEAN/UNHOLY

religion of ROME and the REVEREND Billy Graham!

REVEREND?

Psalm 111:9 HE [YHVH] sent redemption unto HIS people:

HE hath Commanded HIS Covenant for ever:

Holy and Reverend is HIS [YHVH’s] name.

Billy Graham is NOT my Reverend.

I find it interesting that JUDE mentions “Core.” “Core” is clarified by Strong’s as:

Core G2879

kor-eh'

Of Hebrew origin [H7141]; Core (that is, Korach), an Israelite: - Core.

JUDE is directing our attention to:

Numbers 15:37 And YHVH spake unto Moses, saying,

Numbers 15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel [and us strangersgraffed in among themper Romans 11], and bid them that they make them fringes [TZITZIT] in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe [TZITZIT] of the borders a ribband of blue:

Numbers 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe [TZITZIT], that ye [this includes me and I hope you] may look upon it, and remember ALL the Commandments of YHVH [Who NEVER changes!], and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

Numbers 15:40 That ye may remember, and do all MY Commandments, and be holy unto your ELohim.

Numbers 15:41 I am YHVH your ELohim, which brought you out of the land of Egypt [and me out of BONDAGE as well!], to be your ELohim: I am YHVH your ELohim.

And, if we remove the Greco-Roman chapter B-R-E-A-K and keep reading as-it-is-written into Numbers 16, we see that the TZITZIT is precisely why “Core/KorahREBELLED! Exactly like the pope and his minions TODAY!!! And our eternal Brother JUDE is WARNING us AGAINST that “common” salvation. So, what is The WAY?

Psalm 119:137 TZADDI.


Tsade


By Jeff A. Benner

Early Hebrew Middle Hebrew

Late Hebrew Modern Hebrew


Ancient Name: Tsad?, Tsade?

Pictograph: Trail

Meanings: Journey, Chase, Hunt

Sound: Ts



The ancient/paleo Hebrew letter TZADDI shows us the route upon which you and I are walking; and, that we come to a tee at which we must make a decision! Are we going to chose “Billy” (as in GOAT) or YESHUA (as in LAMB) ?

Who is REALLY “REVEREND”??

What is The WAY all about???

Psalm 119:137 TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O YHVH,

and upright are Thy Judgments.

Psalm 119:138 Thy Testimonies that Thou hast Commanded

are righteous and very faithful.

Psalm 119:139 My zeal hath consumed me,

because mine enemies have forgotten Thy WORDs.

Psalm 119:140 Thy WORD is very pure:

therefore Thy servant loveth it.

Psalm 119:141 I am small and despised:

yet do not I forget Thy Precepts [Thy WAY, see John 14:6!].

Psalm 119:142 Thy Righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

and Thy Law [H8451 TORAH] is The TRUTH [YESHUA’s middle name in John 14:6!!].

Psalm 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me:

yet Thy Commandments are my delights.

Psalm 119:144 The Righteousness of Thy Testimonies is everlasting:

give me understanding, and I shall LIVE [again, see John 14:6!!!].

The “common salvation” is all about the cross. The WAY is all about how to LIVE!

ABBA Papa YeHoVee [H3069] IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire

Holy Bible.

Amen.

B’shem YESHUA

ha Mashiyach Nagid Melek Tzadik

(In the name of YESHUA the Messiah Prince of Peace KING of Righteousness)

Amen and AMEN!

Rog


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