by Brother Gregory
June 8, 2014
The Chaos theory as a field of study can apply to philosophy which is highly sensitive to initial conditions—the butterfly effect. A small difference in an initial state yields widely diverging outcomes for an ever-changing system.
The butterfly effect is a sensitive dependency on initial conditions in which a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. If there is intelligent design then can any deviation from these deterministic systems produced by an alternative intelligence produce predictable results?
Words are the symbols of ideas. Together those symbols may give us a picture of the truth or deceive us with lies. If you change the meaning of one word you will alter the vision of truth.
There is a war between good and evil throughout the history of mankind which is battling over the heart and mind of man. The tactics are rooted in grafting into man's mind an alternative pattern or image of the original truth. Although the alternative pattern will produce different results it is still a pattern and therefore produces predictable results. This, of course, explains why history does repeat itself.
Like the branches of a tree, if you graft in different branches you will get a different fruit. If you are able to change the meaning of words like religion and faith, jury or judges you will be able to change and control the minds of the people through their perception of those words and what they think they mean.
If the word religion at one time was the performance of your duty to “your fellow man” then under that definition how you perform that duty would be your true religion. At another period of time and among some societies that duty was performed by charity and grassroots institutions like the Church. At other times in history people did not depend on charity but forced contributions through rulers like Cain, Lemech, Nimrod, Pharaoh, Saul, Solomon and Caesar. These men called themselves benefactors but exercised authority one over the other.
The change in meaning of that one word could cause a major shift in the thinking of people and therefore society as a whole. This change would be resisted unless you get people to first imagine that religion was what you think about God and not what you do in the performance of your duty to God and your fellow man. This idea that what you say you believe trumps what you actually do would be the direct opposite of what Christ taught as His doctrine.
So to get the masses to accept or conform to this new definition of religion as what you believe about God you will have to change the meaning of the word faith too.
Faith was not just what you said you believed but was defined as probity. Probity was defined as “Justice, honesty. A man of probity is one who loves justice and honesty, and who dislikes the contrary.” True faith compels action.
If we have real faith we will attend to “the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith” which is why Christ condemned others who failed to do so and he will condemn many calling themselves Christians but through their apathy and avarice are actually workers of iniquity.
If real faith was a conviction that compels one to act then what were early Christians doing and why did they get persecuted for doing it?
If Romans 13 meant then what modern Christian ministers often tell the people it means today, then early Christians should have been considered model citizens by both Romans and their government, yet they were often dragged into courts before judges and accused of contumacy and persecuted merely because they were “Christian.”
Why? What are we missing about early Christianity as Christ taught it and are we willing to hear the truth if someone would have the courage to tell us? There is no easy way to tell you that you have been sold a lie and that much of what you have accepted as true has brought you back into bondage.
Christianity was called the way but what the modern Church or modern Christian doctrines often say to do is not what the early Christians were doing. If a Christian by definition was a follower of Christ, what did it mean to do things according to His Way or in His Name?
Romans had a very open and promiscuous attitude concerning religion and the divine. Religious freedom was actually guaranteed in the original republic. So what was the dispute that brought ridicule and contempt along with bloody persecution? What was the conflict concerning the Christian religion and Rome?
Many put the dispute between those called Christians and Rome upon the deification of men as living Emperor-gods of Rome. This notion is poorly understood because besides not understanding the word religion they also do not understand the word “god” in the Hebrew, Greek and other languages. Even the Sanskrit's Deva, is generally misunderstood today by limiting its ancient meanings to the supreme being of your choice.
Elements of society have ascribed new meanings to words like god, religion and faith in the mind of modern society and have left off the old. Yet, we continue to read ancient documents like the scriptures or historical accounts as if those words meant then what we have come to think or want to think they mean today.
Augustus Caesar, whose real name was Octavius, was the first in Rome to receive the title APOTHEOS. That title and office of power meant he appointed gods. Unknown by most Americans today George Washington was the first to be publicly hailed as holding the “rank of god,” at least that is what a US government website says concerning the painting in the Capitol dome. In the United States all the presidents have had that same power granted to Augustus Caesar.
This apotheosis of presidents was fundamentally no different than the deification of Caesar as god who was also the commander in chief of the military and chief executive officer of the world order of Rome. History does repeat itself if we will not learn from it and if they are going to change our understanding of words we may all be deceived again.
Historians and linguists have known for years that the references to god and gods many found in the Bible in both old and new testaments were references to the magistrates, judges and rulers of governments who exercise authority over the people.
Not only do both Thayer's and Strong’s Concordance verify this but also Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible along with everyone from William Robertson of Edinburgh, to Walter Henry Medhurst, along with a list of Jewish grammarians and even Prof. Madan Mohan Shukla writing in the Vishveshvaran and Indological Journal.
They all say the word god is applied commonly to kings, magistrates, judges, and others to whom reverence is shown, and which are regarded as representatives of the office which manifests that power over their relative subjects. In other words god is anyone who has the power or authority to decide good and evil for you.
The word god is also related to the particular office and prerogative of judges and magistrates to administer oaths as the first principle of judicature or magistracy. These oaths are contracts or covenants that bind the people to the authority of others.
These gods many that Paul speaks of have always been “Kings who have greater power than their subjects: magistrates who have greater power than those who come before them to obtain decision of their suits and application of the laws; and princes or men of rank, whether in office or not...”
Every judge in the imperial courts of the Roman Empire was called a “god” because the word in both Greek and Hebrew meant rulers and judges and was used to address judges and magistrates in courts of law. The right of the emperor to appoint judges throughout the imperial courts as an appointor of these gods was simply a public office enjoyed by many political leaders then - and today.
How could you be a god?
Once you understanding that the word god means ruling judge then you may look at the early court systems of America when juries still decided Fact and Law and comprehend that you were once the ruling judges of your society who were attending to the weightier matters of law judgment mercy and faith, just as Christ said you should.
People often believe that the problem in today's world is the government, but that is not fair. The government did not create itself. It is a product of the people.
The people of America and the several States should know that the constitution granted no rights to them nor were they a party to it. They were to retain their rights. You retain rights by accepting the responsibility correlative to those individual rights. If you neglect your responsibilities, your duty to your fellow man, you will lose your rights especially when you turn your responsibility over to what is often called “the government”. So, the problem is not the corruption of the courts as much as a corruption of the people.
When the people of the republic of ancient Israel chose to give their personal responsibility to keep the courts of their nation honest by electing a ruler who would exercise authority, and hopefully set things right, they were said, by God, to be rejecting Him. That rejection of God is a rejection of the kingdom of God. When Israel decided to elect a man like Cain, Lemech, Nimrod, Pharaoh, Saul, Solomon and Caesar to rule over them instead of having God reign through the hearts and minds of individuals gathered in free assemblies, their free society was doomed.
A central power would grow and its resulting corporate bureaucracy would eat out the substance of the people as described in the Declaration of Independence, 1 Samuel 8, and Thomas Paine's Common Sense. A pure republic requires the people to maintain their rights by daily diligence in preserving freedom by attending to the weightier matters of law, judgment, mercy, and faith.
The only way to bind such a society together to accomplish such a daunting task without incorporating your rights is to bind society together by a true faith, hope and charity, and the perfect law of liberty. This is what loving one another as Christ loved us means. This is why Moses, Paul and James all said the same thing. This is how God sets us free if we will be doers of that word.
Christ appointed men to be the benefactors of the people without exercising authority one over the other. To be His Church His ministers are to facilitate that appointed mission in free religious service. Remember, religion was how you care for the needy of you society and pure religion was doing that without applying to the fathers of the earth.
But the ministers of the modern church no longer provide the services of a free society in pure religion as His Church did in the beginning. They changed the meaning of the word religion and they misdirect minds with great swelling words and fair speeches so the people serve not the Lord.
When Christ and John talked about the kingdom of God being at hand they were talking about going back, Repenting, to a status where God could reign over you instead of men reigning over you or you reigning over others. The kingdom of God is the right to be ruled by God. If you waive your God given rights by binding yourself to rulers and fathers upon the earth, or just neglect your duty to God and your fellow man, you will be bound again and should be bound.
Back in 1820 when Thomas Jefferson said, “The Judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric.” the states were “as foreign to each other as Mexico is to Canada.”
The very next year he prophesied the warning that “...the Federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scarecrow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one. When all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.”
So is this why Jesus said that we should not omit the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith? Is this why amongst free and virtuous people the jury should decide both fact and law? Is this why there are systems of social welfare approved by Christ and system that make the word of God to none effect? So where is our real faith? Is it in God or ruling judges who exercise power and judgment?
Faith is still defined in modern legal dictionaries as “Probity; good faith is the very soul of contracts. Faith also signifies confidence, belief; as, full faith and credit ought to be given to signifies confidence, belief; as, full faith and credit ought to be given to the acts of a magistrate while acting within his jurisdiction. Vide Bona the acts of a magistrate while acting within his jurisdiction.”
“To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Acts 26:18
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2. That Word You Use- Part 1- Religion in the constitution?
3. Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
4. John Bouvier, A Law Dictionary Adapted to the Constitution, Volume 2- 1855.
5. That Word You Use - Part 2 – Faith a conviction of Probity.
6. Matthew 23:23 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye ... have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” extended footnotes.
8. Contumacy is a stubborn refusal to obey authority or, particularly in law, Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911)
9. John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.?”
12. Article II, Section 2, Clause 2.[The President] shall nominate, ... Judges extended footnotes.
13. a•poth•e•o•sis 1. “Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English extended footnotes
14. Emperator, emperatoris m.commander in chief Collins L.E. Dict. ‘62.
17. 2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. extended footnotes.
18. gods Many SS Video Series 9-10 9:45, and Article.
19. Te?? is used of ...God's representative or vicegerent, of magistrates and judges, THAYER'S GREEK LEXICON
20. Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with ho) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate
22. William Robertson (19 September 1721 – 11 June 1793) was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh.
23. The Proper Mode of Rendering the Word God Walter Henry Medhurst, the Mission Press 1848.
24. Exodus 23:32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. extended footnotes.
26, There are gods many, Who are these gods many and what is a god?
27, The Proper Mode of Rendering the Word God Walter Henry Medhurst, the Mission Press 1848.
29, John 10:34 “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?”
30, Psalms 82:6 “I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High.”
31, Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you... have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith:...
32, Covenants Part I, 1. The Party of the first part.
33, Amendment IX. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
34, 1 Samuel 8:7 And the LORD said ... they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
35, Thomas Paine, Common Sense, warnings of Samuel.
36, Leviticus 19:18 “Thou s...shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.” Matthew 5:43 ...Thou shalt love thy neighbour,... extended footnotes James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.
37, Pure Religion.
38, Call no man Father upon the earth?
39, 2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
40, Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
41, Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
42, Clark's Summary of American Law, Constitutional Law.
43, Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
44, That Word You Use - Part 3 – Jury. What is a jury and are their different kinds of juries?
45, The Corban of the Pharisees
46, exousia e????s??a “power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases”.
47, Satanas Sata?a?? the Aramaic or adversary and is its meaning in the Greek.
Brother Gregory was born in America in 1948. His father was a practicing attorney and his mother the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. He Married in 1973, and is the Father of 6 children with a growing number of grandchildren. He grew up in southeast Texas, attending private schools, entering the seminary at 13, where he studied Latin, Greek, and theology. In the course of these studies he began to become aware of secrets hidden for centuries within ancient libraries that began to reveal a more fundamental purpose in the gospel of Christ. His quest to understand the “whole truth” has led him down a labyrinth of law and language, history and prophecy, fable and fallacy, in a unique portrait of bondage and betrayal, liberty and freedom, and the solution and salvation.
He is the author of several books, include The Covenants of the gods, Thy Kingdom Comes, and The Free Church Report, dozens of pamphlets, audio, and video recordings. He has appeared on radio and television “preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God” which is at hand, within your reach. His common theme is how are men brought into bondage and how are they made free souls under God. His hope and prayer is to bring man's relationship with the God of creation and his relationship with the gods of the “world” into a new perspective and light. Knowing the truth shall set you free, if we will do the will of our Father in heaven.
He now lives near Summer Lake, Oregon where he continues to care for his family, tending sheep of the Church and overseeing the edification of the Church established by Christ in the hearts and minds of congregations of the people, for the people, by the people who will seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.