THINGS FALL IN HARMONY:World Peace for Citizens of our Global Village by Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez

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AGUNABU UMUELECHI BIAFRA UPDATE ON THE PAULINE VERSION OF CHRISTIANITY COURTESY OF SAUL OF TARSUS THAT IMPERIAL ROME HIJACKED COURTESY OF CONSTANTINE THE GREAT WAS A SECTARIAN VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL GOOD NEWS OF JESUS OF NAZARETH Received from the Holy Spirit of the Almighty Creator on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at exactly 05:35:17HRS GMT This was the most sleepless night I ever had in the past nine months but little did I suspect I was being primed for this ultimate revelation that genuine theosophists will find totally an eye-opener that all theologians had ignored consciously or otherwise for centuries. Saul of Tarsus publicly declared that he was rebelling against Judaism, went ahead to propound his own interpretations of what he felt Jesus had in mind, went on missionary journeys propagating them vigorously unperturbed by the original apostles who ate and dined with the Lord Jesus, wrote all his letters long before Matthew, Mark and John woke up from their slumber to chronicle what remained of the events in the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. So, what is difficult in realizing that Roman Catholicism is a child of necessity to misappropriate a sectarian offshoot of JUDAISM? GENESIS OF ALL PAULINE THESES Let us start the dissertation from the very beginning of Saul’s purported conversion on the religious ORDER to exterminate the members of the new religion that Jews saw and painted as rebellious in Acts 9:1-31 From the Original King James Version 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. 10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. 17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. 19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. 21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. 23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. 29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. 30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. 31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. KJV From the New King James Version of the Bible 9:1 Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. 4 Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" 5 And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads." 6 So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord, what do You want me to do?" And the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." 7 And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. 8 Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. 10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord." 11 So the Lord said to him, "Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. 12 And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight." 13 Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name." 15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake." 17 And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." 18 Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized. 19 So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus. 20 Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. 21 Then all who heard were amazed, and said, "Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?" 22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ. 23 Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him. 24 But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall in a large basket. 26 And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28 So he was with them at Jerusalem, coming in and going out. 29 And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him. 30 When the brethren found out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him out to Tarsus. 31 Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied. NKJV Some logician may want to know why I pasted two reprints of the same reference. Compare and contrast the narratives and note the minute evolution of terminologies and/or review the nuances in biblical rendition. NOW LET US SEE WYCLIFFE’S COMMENTARIES ON Acts 9: 4-9 "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" 5 And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads." 6 So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord, what do You want me to do?" And the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." 7 And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. 8 Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, Verse 1. Saul's conversion is also related in Acts 22:4-16 and 26:12-18. Although Saul was born and reared in the Gentile city of Tarsus in Cilicia (22:3), he had studied in Jerusalem at the feet of Gamaliel, one of the outstanding Jewish rabbis of the day (5:34 ff.). He was known as a brilliant student (Gal 1:14) and a zealous Pharisee (Phil 3:5). Now Saul played the role of the most zealous representive of the Jews in persecuting the church. The violence of his persecution is described in Acts 26:10-11. His aim was to compel Christians to deny their faith on penalty of imprisonment and even death. We do not know how common martyrdom was in this persecution. Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. The high priest, president of the Sanhedrin, had jurisdiction over Jews throughout Palestine. Saul secured from the priest letters of extradition to the synagogues at Damascus to bring any Christians who had fled there back to Jerusalem in bonds. There was a Jewish community in Damascus of some ten to eighteen thousand people. The Way. A phrase used to describe the Christian faith (Acts 19:9,23; 22:4; 24:14,22). Acts 9:3-4 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: The flash of light appeared to Saul near midday (Acts 22:6; 26:13), but the light was brighter than the sun. The voice from the midst of the light spoke to Saul in the Hebrew, or Aramaic, dialect (26:14). Although most Jews who lived in the Dispersion spoke Greek, Saul's parents spoke Aramaic and taught him this language (Phil 3:5). This was the language of instruction in the rabbinic schools in Jerusalem. The voice informed Saul that in persecuting the Christians, he had been persecuting Christ. Acts 9:5-6 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. At first Saul did not understand the meaning of this experience. He asked the identity of the voice. Lord in Greek idiom often means "sir" (Acts 16:30; 25:26); but here it indicates a reverent and awestruck response. The voice identified itself as that of the glorified Jesus. The words in the AV, It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks, are not found in this passage in the oldest Greek texts, but have been introduced here from 26:14. Acts 9:7-8 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. Saul was accompanied by a caravan. The statement in this verse that the men heard a voice but saw no one appears to contradict Acts 22:9 and 26:14, where it is said that they did not hear the voice. There are two possible solutions to this problem. The Greek construction in 9:7 is different from that in 22:9. The former statement may mean that they heard a sound and the latter verse that they did not understand its content. A second possibility is that 9:7 refers to Saul's voice speaking to the light; the men heard Saul's voice but they did not hear the voice speaking from the light to Saul (22:9). Acts 9:9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. The experience was so unsettling that for three days Saul could neither eat nor drink. (From The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright (c) 1962 by Moody Press) THE LITTLE I LEARNT OF JEWISH LAWS WHILE A SEMINARIAN REMINDS ME THAT SINCE SAUL OF TARSUS HAD NO WITNESS CORROBORATING HIS CLAIMS, ITS VERACITY WAS DOUBTFUL. ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO RE-READ THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE BEAUTIFUL SUSANNA BY TWO JEWISH ELDERS AND THEN ASK YOURSELF, WAS IT THE IMAGE OF STEPHEN WHOM HE HAD JUST SUPERVISED HIS MURDER OR JESUS WHOM HE NEVER MET ALIVE THAT APPEARED TO SAUL ON THAT ROAD TO DAMASCUS. DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN? IN SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOLOGY, NO ONE CAN SEE A FACE HE HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN LIFE EITHER IN A DREAM OR VISION! SO, I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY ALL THE SELF-REPORTS OF SAUL, e.g. THIS VERY ONE; “9 THEN SPAKE THE LORD TO PAUL IN THE NIGHT BY A VISION, BE NOT AFRAID, BUT SPEAK, AND HOLD NOT THY PEACE: 10 FOR I AM WITH THEE, AND NO MAN SHALL SET ON THEE TO HURT THEE: FOR I HAVE MUCH PEOPLE IN THIS CITY.” ACTS 18; 9, 10. WERE SWALLOWED HOOK, LINE AND SINKER BY BOTH ANCIENT AND MODERN BIBLICAL SCHOLARS, THEOLOGIANS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF ALL FAITHS, SECTS AND DENOMINATIONS WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE OLD TESTAMENT RULE OF EVIDENCE; THAT AT LEAST TWO WITNESSES WERE REQUIRED TO AUTHENTICATE A LONE REPORT! ….HAVE WE ALL TAKEN LEAVE OF OUR SENSES? Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez asks all! Acts 17:16-18:1 16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols. 17 Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there. 18 Then certain Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods," because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new doctrine is of which you speak? 20 For you are bringing some strange things to our ears. Therefore we want to know what these things mean." 21 For all the Athenians and the foreigners who were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing. 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' 29 "Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead." 32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, "We will hear you again on this matter." 33 So Paul departed from among them. 34 However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them. NKJV SAUL OF TARSUS; A BAD APPRENTICE TO BARNABAS; VS: 39-40 15:1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. 4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. 5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. 6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. 7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. 12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. 13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: 14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. 18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. 19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day. 22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: 23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: 24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: 25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; 29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. 30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle: 31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. 32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them. 33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles. 34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still. 35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also. 36 And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. 37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. 39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; 40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. KJV SAUL AT CROSS ROADS WITH REAL JEWS 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. 4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. 5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. 6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; 7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. 8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go. 10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. 13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people. 14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. 15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed. 16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. 18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. 19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. 32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. 33 So Paul departed from among them. 34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them. SAUL AT DAGGERS DRAWN WITH JEWS &TURNS TO GETILES “Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.” 18:1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. 3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. 6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. 7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: 10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, Acts 18:2-4; Acts 18:5-6; Acts 18:7-8; Acts 18:9-11 Acts 18:2-4 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. Suetonius (Life of Claudius 25,4) tells us that the Jews were indulging in constant riots at the instigation "of Chrestus," and Claudius therefore banished them from Rome in A.D. 49. It is possible that Chrestus (meaning "the useful one") is a Roman misunderstanding of Christus, a term that was meaningless to Romans. If so, this means that the gospel of Christ was being preached in the Jewish synagogues in Rome and was meeting such strenuous resistance that Claudius ordered all Jews to leave the city. It is not clear whether Aquila and Priscilla (called Prisca in the epistles of Paul) were believers before they left Rome. Since nothing is said of Paul's preaching the Gospel to them, they probably had become Christians in Rome. We know nothing about the origin of the Roman church. These two Jews came to Corinth and set themselves up in their trade. 3. Tentmakers. Either manufacturers of heavy cloth from goats' hair, from which tents and other articles were made; or "leather workers" (Lake and Cadbury). It was customary for Jewish rabbis not to receive pay for their teaching, and therefore Paul, who had been reared as a rabbi, had learned the trade of tentmaking. The apostle did not at once launch into the evangelization of Corinth but joined Aquila and Priscilla in practicing his trade during the week. 4. The Sabbaths he devoted to preaching in the synagogue. An inscription has been found in Corinth dating from the early first century, which reads, "Synagogue of the Hebrews." Acts 18:5-6 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. Paul apparently planned to return from Corinth to Macedonia and continue his ministry in Thessalonica and Beroea after the arrival of Silas and Timothy. The Epistles tell us more about the movements of these two than does Acts. Paul had left them in Beroea with instructions to join him in Athens as soon as possible (Acts 17:15). They did, in fact, join Paul in Athens (1 Thess 3:1), apparently bringing word that it was not safe for him to return to Macedonia. He therefore sent Timothy back to Thessalonica and Silas to some other city in Macedonia, possibly Philippi. Now Silas and Timothy joined him again in Corinth; and when they reported that Paul could not return to Macedonia, he devoted himself with fresh vigor to the evangelization of Corinth. Pressed in the spirit, according to the best texts, should be translated either was constrained by the word, or was occupied in preaching. Paul's message was that Jesus was the Messiah. Acts 18:7-8 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. Next door to the Jewish synagogue was a house owned by one Titus Justus, a Gentile "God-fearer" (cf. note on Acts 10:2) who attended the synagogue. He opened his house to Paul to preach the Gospel when the apostle left the synagogue. 8. The conversion of Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue (see 13:15) together with his family must have been a blow to the Jews and given a great impetus to Paul's mission. The baptism of Crispus is mentioned in 1 Cor 1:14. From The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright (c) 1962 by Moody Press) 12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, 13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. 14 And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: 15 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters. 16 And he drave them from the judgment seat. 17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things. 18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. 19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not; 21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. 22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. 23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples. 24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. 27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ. KJV ……. Here I rest my case!! It is also documented that why Saul of Tarsus put in all his energy into whatever he did was because he was born impotent! Impotence is classified as either primary or secondary. Primary impotence is expressed early in adolescence as a fundamental inability to achieve erection; secondary impotence is more common and consists of an onset of erectile inability during adulthood, after a period of normal erectile ability. This medical condition which gives a sufferer surplus time to engage vigorously in any profession he or she finds himself. Saul also referred to it in one of his epistles as a thorn the lord had given him that reminds him he is only human, which gave rise to his most famous aphorism – “NOT BY MY POWER AND NOR MIGHT BUT BY THY GRACE O LORD.” SUMMATION OF MY KENEZIAN DEPOSITION We are in a fix to place an indigene of Tarsus whose only claim to Jewish blood was via the mother! At Damascus, Ananias who instructed him about Jesus was a Third Generation Disciple, so the zeal with which he started preaching there was inaccurate, preposterous and illegitimate. We were never told he humbly sat at the feet of Peter, James or John to receive first class instructions by those who saw, ate and drank with the Master Jesus. He felt he was more educated than them all. He disobeyed and revolted against his benefactor Barnabas, who convinced Peter et al to give him a chance and went solo. His usurpation of Roman Citizenship once found potent was trumped up again and again. His famous ‘BEHLOD I TURN TO GENTILES’ was unauthorised. He formed a sectarian faction that I label “Neo-Judeo-Christianity”, which was different from the Original Good News of Jesus. This he carried to Rome when he appealed for Roman Judiciary hearing and eventually acquiesced to Roman Emperor Constantine the Great who fell in love with a damsel under his care. I had argued in an earlier dissertation that the Council of Nicea, which deified Jesus by replacing “Mithra, the-sun-god” with “Jesus, the-son-of God” was illegal, null and void as it not attended by Peter, James nor John who were the ordained custodians of the Authentic Good News of Jesus of Nazareth… THEREFORE CURRENT DAY CHRISTENDOM WAS AND STILL A FORGERY, A COUNTERFEIT AND IS LEADING ALL TO HELL. IT WAS THE ANDEL OF LIGHT THAT RECRUITED SAUL ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS NOT JESUS OF NAZARETH. ONCE AGAIN, SATAN HAS HAD THE LAST LAUGH! TO DATE, THE POPES WORSHIP AND SERVE HIM!! WHO REALLY APPEARED TO SAUL OF TARSUS ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Me To nick mbaezueagunabu1948@gmail.comalicekenez@yahoo.com and 27 More... Today at 11:08 AM Dear Sirs and Madams, Did you know that an impotent expends all his energy zealously in whatever he does since he is saved 50 per cent of the time potent men spend chasing skirts whether worn by toddlers, infants, teenagers, adolescents, adults or adenescents. Men are born from a hole in a woman's body and all their life they chase holes and when they die they are buried in a hole..therefore OH WHAT A HOLY LIFE, OR HOLEYYLIFE ALL MEN LIVE. Impotence I INTRODUCTION Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction, in medicine, is the condition in which a man is unable to attain an erect penis that is rigid enough for sexual penetration or sexual satisfaction. Impotence should not be confused with premature ejaculation, loss of libido, or absence of orgasm; in all of these cases, satisfactory erection may be obtained. Impotence is a common problem; in the United States between 10 and 15 million men suffer from severe erectile dysfunction. The incidence of this problem increases with age. Less than 1 percent of the male population under 30 years of age is affected, 3 percent under 45 years, 7 percent between 45 and 55 years, 25 percent at age 65, and up to 75 percent in men 80 years old. Impotence appears to be on the rise, but this may be due to increasing life span. Impotence is classified as either primary or secondary. Primary impotence is expressed early in adolescence as a fundamental inability to achieve erection; secondary impotence is more common and consists of an onset of erectile inability during adulthood, after a period of normal erectile ability. It is also documented that why Saul of Tarsus put in all his energy into whatever he did was because he was born impotent! Impotence is classified as either primary or secondary. Primary impotence is expressed early in adolescence as a fundamental inability to achieve erection; secondary impotence is more common and consists of an onset of erectile inability during adulthood, after a period of normal erectile ability. This medical condition which gives a sufferer surplus time to engage vigorously in any profession he or she finds himself. Saul also referred to it in one of his epistles as a thorn the lord had given him that reminds him he is only human, which gave rise to his most famous aphorism – “NOT BY MY POWER AND NOR MIGHT BUT BY THY GRACE O LORD.” SUMMATION OF MY KENEZIAN DEPOSITION We are in a fix to place an indigene of Tarsus whose only claim to Jewish blood was via the mother! At Damascus , Ananias who instructed him about Jesus was a Third Generation Disciple, so the zeal with which he started preaching there was inaccurate, preposterous and illegitimate. We were never told he humbly sat at the feet of Peter, James or John to receive first class instructions by those who saw, ate and drank with the Master Jesus. He felt he was more educated than them all. He disobeyed and revolted against his benefactor Barnabas, who convinced Peter et al to give him a chance and went solo. IN MILITARY CIRCLES SAUL OF TARSUS WOULD HAVE BEE COURT MARTIALLED FOR INSUBORDINATION TO HIS FIELD COMMANDER; BRIGADIER BARNABAS .. AND EVENTUALLY CACHERED PUBLICLY FOR INSURRECTION AND REBELLION AGAINST THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SUPREME WAR COUNCIL HEADED BY PETER THE MARSHALL OF THE XTIAN ARMY WITH HEADQUARTERS IN JERUSALEM.... His usurpation of Roman Citizenship once found potent was trumped up again and again. His famous ‘BEHLOD I TURN TO GENTILES’ was unauthorised. He formed a sectarian faction that I label “Neo-Judeo-Christianity”, which was different from the Original Good News of Jesus. This he carried to Rome when he appealed for Roman Judiciary hearing and eventually acquiesced to Roman Emperor Constantine the Great who fell in love with a damsel under his care. I had argued in an earlier dissertation that the Council of Nicea, which deified Jesus by replacing “Mithra, the-sun-god” with “Jesus, the-son-of God” was illegal, null and void as it not attended by Peter, James nor John who were the ordained custodians of the Authentic Good News of Jesus of Nazareth… THEREFORE CURRENT DAY CHRISTENDOM WAS AND STILL A FORGERY, A COUNTERFEIT AND IS LEADING ALL TO HELL. IT WAS THE ANDEL OF LIGHT THAT RECRUITED SAUL ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS NOT JESUS OF NAZARETH . ONCE AGAIN, SATAN HAS HAD THE LAST LAUGH! TO DATE, THE POPES WORSHIP AND SERVE HIM!! TO DATE ALL THE POPES SHOULD RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT AND ITS EXTENSION WOULD GO TO THE ENTIRE COUP AGAINST PETER; IN MILITARY CIRCLES SAUL OF TARSUS WOULD HAVE BEE COURT MARTIALLED FOR INSUBORDINATION TO HIS FIELD COMMANDER; BRIGADIER BARNABAS .. AND EVENTUALLY CACHERED PUBLICLY FOR INSURRECTION AND REBELLION AGAINST THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SUPREME WAR COUNCIL HEADED BY PETER THE MARSHALL OF THE XTIAN ARMY WITH HEADQUARTERS IN JERUSALEM.... From Major Kenechukwu Nzeogwu Mbaezue, BA 6653, 1967 - 1969, BIAFRA, Flt Lt JKD Mbaezue, NAF 759, rtd. Nigerian Air Force Hospital, 1977 -1979, Currently, Dr Jideofo Kenechukwu Danmbaezue, D.Sc.
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agunabuumuelechibiafraunlimited Welcome to this website • KENEZIANISM FOR ALL • My front page A Spiritual Fellowship for Modern Scientists Founded by the Holy Spirit of the Almighty Creator Animated by Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT THE MILLENNIUM SPIRITUAL FELLOWSHIP FOR ALL NATURAL SCIENTISTS AND GENUINE DISCIPLES OF PATRIARCH ENOCH REV. PROF. J. J. KENEZ, D.Sc. *The Spiritual Leader of Modern Scientists World-wide* https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-j-kenechukwu-danmbaezue/51/393/591 E-mails: saintkenez@yahoo.co.uk OR agunabu1948@gmail.com FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT 1. www.happyfamilynetwork.hpage.com 2. https://sites.google.com/site/integrationalspiritanmovement/ 3. https://sites.google.com/site/kenezhealthklinik/ THE INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT (ISM), Founded in 1990 is an interdisciplinary socio-cultural organisation for modern scientists who desire a meaningful life spiced with spiritual devotion. Our motto speaks volumes for itself; ONE ALMIGHTY CREATOR, ONE CREATED UNIVERSE, ONE HUMAN FAMILY! ISBN: 987……………… ………… - Copyrights © 2003 -- Rev. Prof. J. J. KENEZ All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced, or transmitted, in any form or by any means; electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, or stored in any retrieval system, of any nature, without the written permission of the author. Published & Printed By: KIHOL PRODUCTIONS LIMITED Danis Family Villa, Umuelechi, Umuezeawala, P. O. Box 139, 0803-9097614 or 0805-1764999, IHIALA, BIAFURU AMAMIFE ND’IGBO IN R.O.B. Kenez International Humanitarian Organisations Linkage www.happyfamilynetwork.hpage.com D E D I C A T I O N TO ALL LOVERS OF TRUTH! THE RATIONAL BEINGS WHO, IN THEIR DAILY LIVES, DEMONSTRATE THAT THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR IS AN IMPARTIAL FATHER TO ALL MANKIND! The secret of Enoch was that he had no idols. He did not worship these idols: self-pride, love-of-money, indulgence-in-erotic-pleasures, lust-for-power, food & alcoholism. Rather, he obeyed all the natural laws he could decipher and was loyal to the Creator of his parents. He loved his fellow human beings, took care of them and showed his concern for them. A simple and uncomplicated life on this planet Earth will merit you the same reward HE got! Imitate him in thoughts, words and deeds. That is exactly I. S. M! says Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez, D.Sc. PROLOGUE I once met three philosophers arguing about the nature of God. The Christian theologian among them insisted on the Trinitarian doctrine, the Oriental Christian emphasised that the Holy Spirit proceeded only from the Father whereas the Roman Christian argued that the Holy Spirit proceeded from both the Father and the Son! I laughed at them. They got angry. In unison, they demanded to know why I was laughing them to scorn. I said, “Why not bother yourselves about the things in the world that you can comprehend? Leave God alone!” One of them interjected, “Why do you say that, are you wiser than the Holy Church fathers and the great theologians that handed down these doctrines?” “Thank you very much for being truthful. You just called them ‘doctrines’ and that’s exactly what they are! You can’t arrive at any meaningful conclusion in your argument since all we can ever know or say about him is, “God exists!” And what that really means is this: “God is the Almighty Being that created everything that exists in the universe. Anything else anybody says or we say is puerile, futile and simply mundane guesswork!” I concluded. In I.S.M. we do not theorise about what we have no existential answers that can satisfy human reasoning! We limit ourselves to provable and rational concepts, no mysteries, no dogmas and no doctrines. You are very welcome to disproving anything we posit, provided you can defend your position convincingly, and carry along seventy-five per cent of humankind. We are okay! It will be interesting to introduce my readers to a grandfather in ethical philosophy and my cherished psychotherapy master. I learnt so much from him in my youth that sharing his thoughts with you is the only natural thing that my naïve mind can think of now. It is evident in his book that much of what he preached, which was later transcribed into the Greek language by a grandson, was addressed to the Israelites living in exile at different parts of the world at the time of his writing. This concise reproduction is taken from the 1979 edition of GOOD NEWS BIBLE, (TEV DC053P) Today’s English Version with Deuterocanonical Books/Apocrypha as published by BIBLE SOCIETIES and printed by COLLINS & FONTANA. At INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT (ISM), all edifying social ethics that will foster world peace or the harmonious living together of all Homo sapiens is the paramount factor in choosing reprints. I have come to appreciate the non-partisan portions of his ocean of ethical principles. All those who seek veritable wisdom need to drink from this fountain of knowledge. It is the universality of some of his counsels that merits its reproduction here for all those who may not have access to the complete Bible edition. I hope you’ll enjoy it as I did in my youthful days when our teachers encouraged voracious reading. Spread the message in it to everyone that you may meet after its ennobling insight has sunk into your bone marrow! The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach The Book of Sirach (aka. Ecclesiasticus) 1: 1-30 “In Praise of Wisdom v.1: All wisdom comes from the Lord, And Wisdom is with him for ever. v.2: Who can count raindrops Or the sand along the shore? Who can count the days of eternity? v.3: How high is the sky? How wide is the earth? How deep is the ocean? How profound is Wisdom? Can anyone find answers to these questions? v.4: Wisdom was created before anything else; Understanding has always existed. v.5: The source of wisdom is the word of God on high; Her ways are eternal commands. v.6: Has anyone ever been shown Where Wisdom originates? Does anyone understand her subtle cleverness? v.7: To whom has the knowledge Of Wisdom been revealed? Who has understood her great experience? v.8: There is only one who is wise, And we must stand in awe before his throne. v.9: The Lord himself created Wisdom; He saw her and recognised her value, And so he filled everything he made with Wisdom. v.10: He gave some measure of wisdom to everyone, But poured her out on those who love him! v.11: If you fear the Lord, Honour and respect will be yours; You will be crowned with happiness and joy. v.12: To honour the Lord is a heartfelt delight; it will give you a long and happy life, v.13: And at the end of your days all will go well for you. God will bless you on the day of your death. v.14: To revere the Lord is the first step to Wisdom. Wisdom is given to the faithful in their mother’s wombs. v.15: She has lived with us from ancient times, And generations to come will rely on her. v.16: To fear the Lord is Wisdom at her fullest; She satisfies us completely with her gifts v.17: And fills our homes and our barns With all that our hearts can desire. v.18: To fear the Lord is the flower of Wisdom. That blossoms with peace and good health. v.19: She sends knowledge and Understanding like the rain, And increases the honour of those Who receive her! v.20: To fear the Lord is the root of Wisdom; Her branches are long life! v.22: There is no excuse for unjustified anger; it can bring about our downfall v.23: Wait and be patient, And later you will be glad you did. v.24: Keep quiet until the right time to speak, And you will gain a reputation for good sense. v.25: Wisdom has a treasury of wise sayings, But sinners have nothing but contempt for godliness. v.26: If you want to be wise keep the Lord’s commands, And he will give you Wisdom in abundance. v.27: Fearing the Lord is Wisdom and an education in itself. He is pleased by loyalty and humility. v.28: Be faithful in the practice of your religion; When you worship the Lord, Do it with all your heart. v.29: Be careful about what you say, And don’t be a hypocrite. v.30: Don’t be arrogant; You may suffer a fall and be disgraced. The Lord will reveal your secrets And humble you in front of everyone in the synagogue, because you did not come there with reverence for the lord, but with a heart full of hypocrisy.” I have nothing to add. Drink in this wisdom and become a Kenezian! *Signed on 04.04.04 @ 1200 GMT by Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez! THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS SPIRITUAL FELLOWSHIP AND ALL OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS IS THAT THERE IS NOTHING HERE THAT IS BUILT ON MYTHOLOGIES, FABLES, LEGENDS, DOGMAS, DOCTRINES, BELIEF SYSTEMS OR REVEALED TRUTHS! Integrational Spiritan Movement is a fellowship built on simple truths of nature as they were designed, created and ordained by the Almighty Creator of the entire universe and were and still are observable around humankind in all parts of the world. The difference between this spiritual fellowship for all mankind irrespective of one’s nationality, philosophy of life, social status, educational achievement or political persuasion and other religious fellowships is that there is nothing here that is built on mythologies, fables, legends, dogmas, doctrines, belief systems or revealed truths! Rather, what the founder of this interdisciplinary, inter-ethnic and integrational spiritual fellowship has done is to provide simple facts of nature that unites rather than divides the human race. Every being is a product of nature! It argues that since there is only: • One created universe, of which we all share its amenities, • One earth, on which we all stand, walk about, build our physical structures, plant on, harvest from and depend on for our food, • One atmospheric air that living things breathe from to live, • One rainfall that provides the water for all plants and animals, • One sun and a moon that illuminate the world day and night, • One anatomy and physiology that ensures our survival death, • Therefore, there must One Almighty Creator, who is the ultimate designer and engineer responsible all that we can think, say, hear, feel and see! He/she is our Father/Mother and we are all sons and daughters of this Infinite Truth that grants us life! Are we not brothers and sisters, irrespective of our skin colour, facial structures, languages and peculiar child rearing practices? We are surely, equal heirs to this commonwealth of mutually beneficent, compensatory and life-sustaining gifts from the Almighty God, the All-knowing, All-sustaining and All-powerful Creator of us all! This truth is inter-religious, interdenominational, intercultural, interdisciplinary and finally international! Simple statements of facts like these are incontrovertible, aren’t they? We inter-marry and reproduce healthy babies! So, why must we follow demonic leaders, spiritual or temporal, who delude us with their myopic ideas and ethnocentric theories into practising social prejudices that eventually result in fighting and killing of our own brothers and sisters? It is not only puerile and futile but also irrational and psychopathological! Let us seek for a solution! I. S. M. seeks that! In summary, whatever merited the first man who was taken up to live with the creator lest he be corrupted by his peers is out modus operandi et modus vivendi; THE ENOCHIAN BEATITUDES 1. Blessed are those who obey all the Natural Laws in creation, For theirs is the Kingdom of God, personally guaranteed by The Almighty Creator of the universe. 2. Blessed are those who recognise that all human beings are their brothers and sisters, For their portion is the possession of the true Egalitarianism. 3. Blessed are those who know that we all share the same air, water, blood plasma, sun and moon, For this native insight shall reward them with filial love and care for others. 4. Blessed are those who realise that we all walk and plant on the same ground, For social justice and the joy of sharing shall be their everlasting benefits. 5. Blessed are those who wake up early each morning thanking and praising God, For this acknowledgement shall bring them divine blessings and peace of mind. 6. Blessed are all that recognise that equality at birth is the L.C.M. of human life, For theirs is the philosophic insight that eradicates apartheid and abrogates racism. 7. Blessed are the wise who know that we return to this human equality at death, For theirs are the social virtues and simple lifestyles it inculcates in all wise people. 8. Blessed are the genuine proponents and practitioners of true family life, For, through lovely children and happy homes, they shall inherit eternal life. 9. Blessed are all who train themselves to restrain their thoughts and guard their speech, For they will be respected by and confided in by those who interact with them anywhere. 10. Blessed are the few who have conquered their appetites for food, drinks and sex, For true happiness based on control of their will power shall be crowns on their heads. BLESSED ARE THE TRUE DISCIPLES OF PATRIARCH ENOCH FOR • SUCCESSFUL LONG LIVES, • GOOD HEALTH IN OLD AGE, & • PHYSICAL ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN SHALL BE THE ETERNAL PRIZES RESERVED FOR THEM BY GOD! • Inspired by the Holy Spirit and written down at 3.30 a.m. on the 11th of March, • Later improved on and modified till 9.35 a.m. on 26th July, 2004 by Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez, D.Sc. THE MOST POWERFUL TREATISE SO FAR DICTATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT ALL THE FALSE CLAIMS BY IDOLATROUS CHRISTENDOM THAT WAS PATENTED IN ROME MUST BE DISMANTLED Religious symbols have been borrowed across cultures and religious boundaries for centuries that they rarely mean same things to a variety of fanatical followers or worshippers of the plethora of religions and denominations in our present world. How do we penetrate centuries of historical distortions of the originals to define the pristine truths from nature and established by our Creator so that we can arrive at the most objective version that is egalitarian, humane and applicable in all cultures, time and clime for world peace? Or, put in another fashion, how can we be certain that the doctrines and dogmas we hold on to today were/are not merely fake theories from the past. In short, how do we sift truth from human beliefs, myths, legends and/or fables forged and fabricated by sages of old or demagogues whose objectives were merely manipulating the masses of their generation into reverencing and/or obeying them sheepishly? This is the task before all of us. It is the only way to arrive at ONE WORLD RELIGION. That is Integrational Spiritan Movement, led by the Holy Spirit of the Genuine Creator we all ought to worship! A.k.a KENEZIANISM. Where I was born, we have this local saying; ‘He who does not know where the rainfall starting beating him, will never know where it stopped’. Another warns; “A rat that joins a lizard in playing in the rain, to remember that when the lizard is dry, it will still be wet.” In my culture, one does not interpret proverbs. Simply put, “One, who does not know who he is and where he is coming from, does not know where he is going especially in religion!” The music I am about to play is not for every human being to dance! It is only for those matured humans with sturdy legs and pliable pelvic girdles. Only those who are prepared to stand out of the crowd are qualified to read this controversial dissertation. For my local lyrics for the brave warriors of old counsels; “If you have strengthened your heart for real challenges, then put your hands!” This is purely a literal rendition. Its true import is this: “Unless you are fortified as a lion-hearted warrior, do not join in this war dance!” All over the world, the supposedly rational animal that prides itself with being the only one with language and reason has been manipulated into swallowing toxic wastes in the name of faith! From birth, one is conditioned to swallow the community’s or parents’ religious practices without questions! The general mass hysteria is that doctrines, dogmas and rituals were handed down through some prophets and priests and therefore no one dares challenge their real worth; neither their veracity, their utilitarian values nor their mutual benefits! That is now history for intelligent humans who will read and understand this book! That has been the remote cause of racism, religious intolerance and the production of majority and minority races. In the thick rainforests of Biafra, before the arrival of the first white man on the African continent, bond-fide male indigenes in Eze Awara’s kingdom were warriors reputed for swallowing razor-sharp cutlasses or swords and thereafter excreting them at will or whenever they wanted. They solved the ‘impossibles’ by removing the ‘im’ to convert them to the ‘possibles”. “If you have strengthened your heart for real challenges, then put forward your hands!” You, too, can vomit the toxic cutlass of dogmas today! This book puts an end to myopic crusades and jihads! The religious tradition of our forefathers has been overthrown by imported versions that our youths disregard or pay lip service to. It is the adult population that is corrupting the youth. There are no role models for the youth; neither among the fake pastors and money seeking evangelists nor among the inept public servants and the corrupt political class. That is the genesis of youth restiveness, social malaise and adult/juvenile delinquency that has escalated to unmanageable proportions in Nigeria. For too long, our people have been wearing masks; the commercial mask worn by traders from Mondays to Fridays when they extort and cheat their customers. Civil service mask of pretences is a corollary! Then religiosity mask is worn by all for funeral ceremonies and condolence visits on Saturdays and finally, the Christian mask worn on Sundays! There is a plethora of ancient and modern major world religions. In each, there are factions, sects and denominations. It is syncretism galore! The name of the game is “join our own, ours is the one prospering for now!” It is a religious market!! It is a mad world!!! Many nationals all over the globe are smarting under the colonial yoke of Roman Catholicism or Islamism. The intriguing aspect of this brand of neo-colonialism is that it brews dogmas and doctrines that propel fanatical members to kill or be killed in the name of ‘God’. Religious fanaticism or mysticism is a religio-psychiatric personality disorder that has never been classified by any DSM and so has never been diagnosed and managed as other psychopathological conditions that present in health services all over the world! The Almighty Creator or Ultimate Controller of the Universe has no name! One can only give names to what one completely owns and has power over their existence; life or death! In my community, we only use his divine attributes to address him in speech and supplication. This is how it ought to be. Those using the term “God” have never spelt it backwards! Do so now! Do you now realise that the terminology is not only demonic but derogatory and insane. Stop using it! Human knowledge wears blinkers. At other times, it wears coloured sun glasses and so we see only the colorinations presented as truth. Truth does not wear any make-up. Our knowledge of things is definitely incomplete! Religious symbols have been borrowed across cultures and religious boundaries for centuries that they rarely mean same things to a variety of fanatical followers or worshippers of the plethora of religions and denominations in our present world. At this juncture, let me repeat; “How do we penetrate centuries of historical distortions of the originals to define the pristine truths from nature and established by our Creator so that we can arrive at the most objective version that is egalitarian, humane and applicable in all cultures, time and clime for world peace?” It is our ignorance and outright incompetence about the nature of divine beings and the true nature of independence among finite beings that generate religious bigotry and world wars! The fallacy of HUMAN CONCEPTS OF THE ULTIMATE CREATOR AND WHAT HE DEMANDS OF ALL OF US is similar to the verdicts of the four blind men who went on an excursion to know what the elephant looked like. But in our case in religious buffoonery, it is not the personal verdicts of the first set of the blind men that we hold on to; that unfortunately is the tragedy of current day Religionists and the breeding ground for puerile bigotry, fanaticism, doctrines, dogmas, crusades and jihads. It is futile to not only believe the verdicts of the earliest FOUR BLIND MEN who were actually wrong but psychotically paranoid to swallow the bastardised versions handed down by degenerate grandsons of those cowardly and shameless blind men who never made the trip at all! So many blind religious leaders do not even set out to make the trip! Rather, they are satisfied by propagating what other blind men heard from the original four blend men that really touched the elephant. So it is that a thousand interpretations of what the wise explorers concluded is now bandied about what the original elephant looked and still looks like. The Elephant in his majesty refuses to say a word! Why, you may ask! It is unnecessary for the glory, majesty and truths about true worship of Our Almighty Creator abound in Nature and the sane observe them on a daily and hourly basis 365 days every year! Only the blind do not want to see the Natural and Eternal Laws he engraved into each macrocosm and microcosm He has made and given to all His Creations to share. We are equal heirs to His Infinite Love! To rescue humanity from the demonic stranglehold of idolatry that now predominates worldwide, you are invited to reason along with us and see that we provide an everlasting cure for sensual lust for food, wine, sex, wealth and power that are the trademarks of a society heading for damnation! Are you going to sit on the fence and wait for another failed experiment in messiahship that was riddled with myopic and ethnocentric bias? Who knows the Creator well enough to declare that he has ‘a chosen people’? Or, that he had only one son? If mere mortals, like this writer and other virile men can have seven sons from one fertile woman, then, who limited him to only one son? Who is the father of all the other men who had been sent earlier on? Where is the evidence that Moses actually led the so-called people out of any oppressive regime? The history books and modern encyclopaedia did not record the enslavement of the Jewish race except as ‘they were believed as revealed truths’. Then Moses, who was brought up in an Egyptian royal court went on to introduce the first and most heinous dichotomy in racism; JEWS and GENTILES! The negative impact of that first categorisation of humanity gave birth to all the nepotic, apartheid and racist policies in the entire world. Could a universal saviour utter; “It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs.” Matt 15:26-27, NKJV. When shall we ever learn? Did Confucius, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus or Mohammed ever preach syncretism? The answer is an affirmative NO! Only Moses, due to depersonalisation syndromes emanating from years of the enslavement of his kith and kin in Egypt and his personal refugee status in Midian before he was recalled to lead them out, inadvertently introduced segregationist concepts encapsulated in the Mosaic laws of ‘clean and unclean’ injunctions that culminated in ‘the Jew and the Gentile’ racist policies. Jesus failed to address this succinctly before he was crucified. As it stands today, there is no evidence that he actually succeeded in his mission. As far as we are concerned in Kenezianism, it was disastrous! It was a costly price for every religious leader who failed to address parochial issues embedded in its tenets and modes of worship! To date, any failure to resolve ethnic issues in the sermons of current preachers will have similar repercussions! Did he reconcile the descendants of Esau, Ishmael and Jacob? No! Did he identify with the Samaritans, Greek or other ‘Gentile’ citizens of his epoch? No! Did he integrate the Roman Rulers of his time with his ethnic group? No! That is why Arab-Israeli wars will never have an end! There were many other leaders, religious and/or political, in history that paid for the same negligence. The concept that he died for everyone is not only preposterous, irrational and obsolete but also idiosyncratic and outrageously fanatical, for up till now, present Jews and previous ones never acknowledged that idea. To-date, the Jewish race is still expecting a Saviour! It was Saul of Tarsus who marketed the idea, as he was making reparations for murdering Stephen and many early followers that he had dispatched to impromptu graves! Later as Emperor Constantine capitulated to the doctrines of Saul of Tarsus in order to marry a Christian girl he had fallen in love with, the pagan emperor eventually convened the Council of Nicea for all religious leaders in his empire and overnight deified Jesus of Nazareth! Historians tell us that he relied on the sign of the cross; an insignia on all the armours of his soldiers Paul had suggested, with which he achieved what he believed was his most successful military campaign. The Evil One had again manipulated humanity into another FULL SCALE IDOLATRY that is reigning to date! When shall we ever learn! The truth will always surface no matter for how long it is buried. Let us learn to apportion blame wherever and whenever they are due. Hero worship never pays any lasting dividends. Idolising a great leader detracts from total loyalty and the true worship we owe to the Almighty Father; the Indisputable Immovable Mover, the Great Architect and Omniscient Creator of the universe and all of us; human beings, plants, animals, animate microcosms and other inanimate macrocosms. It is time to proclaim the true Unitarian Godhead! It will erase the concept of “infidels” and “gentiles” that has been the albatross of factionalism in the religious circles worldwide and usher in an internationally recognised theology that can unify humanity. This is the main objective of Kenezianism, a.k.a. Integrational Spiritan Movement, (ISM). All Trinitarians are idolaters who copied it from the ancient symbols of the religions of the Far East and those of Egyptian mythology! The “Madonna” and “Queen of the Coast” were all borrowed from previous religions, so also is the recitations of the chaplet that now traverse a variety of denominations! How can we be certain that the doctrines and dogmas we hold on to today were/are not merely fake theories from the past? In short, how do we sift truth from human beliefs, myths, legends and/or fables forged and fabricated by sages of old or demagogues whose objectives were merely manipulating the masses of their generation into reverencing and/or obeying them sheepishly? This is the task before all of us. It is the only way to arrive at ONE WORLD RELIGION. That is Integrational Spiritan Movement, led by the Holy Spirit of the Genuine Creator we all ought to worship, a.k.a Kenezianism. If you care to join us in a sanitation exercise that will guarantee a better future for your children, then come, read, observe, witness and finally analyse the development of religion from time immemorial to evaluate its subjugation to man-made doctrines, dogmas and modes of worship that are irreligious! Thereafter, we can seek for solutions as proposed by the computer-age integrational fellowship; INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT, abbreviated thus: I S M. Every individual nature is part of the cosmos. To live virtuously means to live in accord with one's nature, to live according to the natural and eternal laws the designer of the universe intended by employing truth and right reason in all we do. Because passion and emotion are considered irrational movements of the soul, the wise individual seeks to eradicate the passions and consciously embrace the rational life. “True law is right reason in agreement with Nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions. . . . There will not be different laws at different countries or communities, or different laws now and in the future, BUT ONE ETERNAL AND UNCHANGEABLE LAW WILL BE VALID FOR ALL NATIONS AND FOR ALL TIMES.” The natural laws governing all living things; birth, growth, respiration, movement, nutrition, excretion, reproduction and finally death hold sway in every place on planet earth under normal temperature and pressure. Humans have the same anatomy and physiology despite our differing languages, child-rearing practices, skin colour, racial differences and social statuses. We are the offspring of the Almighty Creator of the macrocosms and microcosms we share. Our survival in our variety of physical environment follows the same laws. No man is an island. We need each other! Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez also contends that natural laws are sacrosanct for they were made by the Almighty Architect and Engineer who created every being on planet; EARTH. They are divine and eternal; because they are universal and are no respecters of places and times of birth, parentage, race, educational level or religion! There are so many self-evident examples; the movement of the sun and moon regulate the hours of day, night, weeks, months and years; so also do gravity, temperature, pressure, emotion, motivation, conception, pregnancy, labour and birth regulate family life. If anyone disagrees, let him provide evidence to the contrary. The founders of HAPPY FAMILY NETWORK, INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT AND FINALLY FAMILY LIFE COLLEGE, therefore, posit that human slavery, in whatever form it is used to deny any Homo sapiens and others their fundamental human rights, was/is and will forever remain illegal! Caste systems must be abrogated both in civil and religious circles all over the world to arrive at; • ONE ALMIGHTY CREATOR, ONE CREATED UNIVERSE, ONE HUMAN FAMILY, ONE GLOBAL FAITH and ONE MODE OF WORSHIP; which is our creed • SERVICE TO HUMANITY INTERNATIONALLY; is the lifestyle of all bona-fide members, • LOYALTY TO THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH; in every thought, word or deed is our international social ethics & • OBEDIENCE TO ALL THE NATURAL & ETERNAL LAWS OF THE CREATOR; is our gospel worldwide. If you want to be a foundation member of the board of directors for this all-inclusive humanitarian FAMILY LIFE COLLEGE send us a proposal of what you can contribute and attach a brief CV, your contact addresses and a current passport sized photo of yourself. Once you can pool your resources and co-ordinate a hundred like-minds who are rational thinkers in your community either by Face book networking or any other ingenious methodology, contact us for inauguration. We do not care whether you ‘believe in God or gods’! The Creator has never had, has and will never have a name by any language or be labelled by his creatures! Those who use ‘God or god’ have never spelt it backwards to see its demonic origin! The only qualification you need is that you are a sane human being who is naturally objective, is ready to respect the opinions of others and is prepared to disabuse the mind of all previous indoctrinations that you had been forced to swallow hook, line and sinker since childhood. This medical scientist, pragmatic researcher and existential therapist, is proposing that we scrutinise all the religious and ethnocentric prejudices that had enslaved many children right from birth, who were born into their parents religio-cultural practices and were never given the freedom to search for objective methods of relating to their maker and other humans. Can you join us to make this feasible? From Chief Servant; Dr Jideofo Kenechukwu Danmbaezue (11th Nov. 2009) Culture is the summation of ethnocentric survival strategies that each sub-unit of humanity had developed over the centuries, institutionalized and passed on to their descendants. The sons and daughters of the Almighty Creator ignored their ONE CULTURE, which is; obedience to all the natural laws as their one world religion. That is what we desperately need today just as we use cellular phones and the Internet without killing anyone. Respect for and obedience to all the laws of nature is the key for a peaceful world with beautiful people living, loving and sharing the Creator's benefits as equal heirs to his blissful global world that we now share amicably thanks to scientists who have uncovered his designs for our mutual existence. LET US LIVE IN PEACE! Rev. Prof. Jideofo Jude Kenez, D.Sc. in Psychometrics The Humble Vessel of the Holy Spirit of the Almighty Creator of the Entire Universe. Jude Danmbaezue added 4 new photos. 6 hrs • Edited • OGBUNIGWE AND ODIMEGWU DEFEATED BIAFRA 14/11/2014 05:12:20 HRS GMT An In-Depth Analysis of the Psychodynamics of the Lapses in Biafra By Degema Strike Force OC; Major Kenechukwu Nzeogwu Mbaezue, BA 6532 • Whereas The Manufacture And Proper Utilisation Of Our Shore-Batteries Frightened And Rallied The Whole World Against Us • The Aristocratic Biafran Leadership Suppressed Every Opposition and So Frightened Off Genuine Military Participation by Hardcore Soldiers. • The Result Was That Improper Political And Military Management Ignited Disaffection That Weakened A Coordinated Prosecution Of The War. A HISTORICAL REVIEW TO SEE HOW IGBOS BUNGLED CHANCES OF BEING THE TRUE LEADERS OF THE NIGERIAN NATION Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960. In 1961 the Cameroons trust territories were split in two. The mostly Muslim northern Cameroons voted to become part of the Northern Region of Nigeria, while the southern Cameroons joined the Federal Republic of Cameroon. Regional and ethnic tensions escalated quickly. The censuses of 1962 and 1963 fueled bitter disputes, as did the trial and imprisonment of leading opposition politicians, whom Prime Minister Balewa accused dubiously of treason. In 1963 an eastern section of the Western Region that was ethnically non-Yoruba was split off into a new region, the Midwestern Region. Matters deteriorated during the violence-marred elections of 1964, from which the NPC emerged victorious. On January 15, 1966, junior army officers revolted and killed Balewa and several other politicians, including the prime ministers of the Northern and Western regions. Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, the commander of the army and an Igbo, emerged as the country’s new leader. FROM HIS UNINTELLIGENT POLICIES AT CREATING A VERY STRONG UNITARY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HE ALIENATED THE OTHER REGIONS WHO WANTED A WEAK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT; THIS ACTION FUELLED THE SUSPICION AND FEAR OF IGBO DOMINATION FROM OTHER MAJOR NATIONALITIES AND INADVERTENTLY PORTRAYED THAT ACCUSATION OF HIS COMPLICITY IN THE VERY COUP D'ETAT. DID GENERAL J.T.U IRONSI SO EASILY FORGET THAT THE IGBOS WERE ACCUSED BY BRITAIN OF MASTERMINDING. THE 15TH JANUARY 1966 COUP? SUBSEQUENT LEADERS IN BIAFRA FOLLOWED HIS BAD FOOTSTEPS BY PROSECUTING THE WAR IN THEIR NAIVE CIVILIAN IDIOSYNCRASIES BRUSHING ASIDE ADVANCED STRATAGEMS BY EXPERT MILITARY SOLDIERS CHUKWUEMEKA ODIMEGWU BLATANTLY MAROONED, NAY,DUMPED AT THE OFFICERS MESS FOR 24 MONTHS. EVEN MAJOR KADUNA NZEOGWU'S MASTER PLAN THAT COULD HAVE ENDED THE WAR IN 6 MONTHS WAS IGNORED AND EVERY OTHER SEASONED ELDER'S COUNSELLING WAS NEGLECTED. THAT WAS/IS WHY BIAFRA LOST THE WAR OF SURVIVAL. Major KENECHUKWU NZEOGWU MBAEZUE, BA 6532 1969 @ 12th Degema Strike Force, 12 th Commando Brigade, BIAFRA. AGUNABU UMUELECHI BIAFRA Emails; saintkenez@yahoo.co.uk OR agunabu1948@gmail.com
November 19, 2014 at 21:59
INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT IS A FELLOWSHIP BUILT ON SIMPLE TRUTHS OF NATURE OBSERVABLE AROUND HUMANKIND The difference between this spiritual fellowship for all mankind irrespective of one's nationality, philosophy of life, social status, educational achievement or political persuasion and other religious fellowships is that there is nothing here that is built on mythologies, fables, legends, dogmas, doctrines, belief systems or revealed truths! Rather, what the founder of this interdisciplinary, inter-ethnic and integrational spiritual fellowship has done is to provide simple facts of nature that unites rather than divides the human race. Every being is a product of nature! It argues that since there is only:  One created universe, of which we all share its amenities,  One earth, on which we all stand, walk about, build our physical structures, plant on, harvest from and depend on for our food,  One atmospheric air that living things breathe from to live,  One rainfall that provides the water for all plants and animals,  One sun and a moon that illuminate the world day and night,  One anatomy and physiology that ensures our survival or death,  Therefore, there must One Almighty Creator, who is the ultimate designer and engineer responsible all that we can think, say, hear, feel and see! He/she is our Father/Mother and we are all sons and daughters of this Infinite Truth that grants us life! Are we not brothers and sisters, irrespective of our skin colour, facial structures, languages and peculiar child rearing practices? We are surely, equal heirs to this commonwealth of mutually beneficent, compensatory and life-sustaining gifts from the Almighty God, the All-knowing, All-sustaining and All-powerful Creator of us all! This truth is inter-religious, interdenominational, intercultural, interdisciplinary and finally international! Simple statements of facts like these are incontrovertible, aren't they? We inter-marry and reproduce healthy babies! So, why must we follow demonic leaders, spiritual or temporal, who delude us with their myopic ideas and ethnocentric theories into practising social prejudices that eventually result in fighting and killing of our own brothers and sisters? It is not only puerile and futile but also irrational and psychopathological! Let us seek for a solution! I. S. M. seeks that! In addition, to prove the supremacy of this truth, let me equally introduce you to a hilarious debate by three naïve bodyguards of an ancient emperor who was suffering from insomnia! He practised racial segregation and social prejudice. You will marvel at the gift of oratory of these simple but wise young men. Please get a complete copy of the Good News Bible, 1979 edition by Collins ISBN 0 564 00621 1, by British & Foreign Bible Society (Publishing Division) as "English TEV DC053P BFBS/1984/50M" and then turn with me to 1st Esdras 3 & 4: "Chapter 3: The Debate of the Bodyguards before the Emperor v.1: Darius the emperor gave a great banquet for all those under him, all the members of his family and staff, all the leading officials of Persia and Media, v.2: All his officers, administrators, and the governors of the 127 provinces stretching from India to Sudan. v.3: When everyone had had enough to eat and drink, they left, and Darius went to bed. He fell asleep but soon awoke. A Contest Is Proposed v.4: Then the three young men who served Emperor Darius as his personal bodyguard said to one another, v.5: "Let each of us name the one thing that he considers the strongest thing in the world. The emperor will decide who has given the wisest answer to this question and will give magnificent gifts and prizes to the winner. v.6: He will wear royal robes, drink from a gold cup, and sleep in a gold bed. He will have a chariot with gold-studded bridles, wear a fine linen turban, and have a gold necklace. v.7: Because of his wisdom he will be an adviser to the emperor and will be given the title 'Relative of the Emperor.' " v.8: Then each of them wrote down the best answer he could think of, sealed it, and put it under the emperor's pillow. They said to one another. v.9: "When the emperor wakes up, the statements will be given to him. He and the three leading officials of Persia will decide who gave the wisest answer. The winner will be given the prize on the basis of what he has written." v.10: The first wrote, "There is nothing stronger than wine." v.11: The second wrote, "There is nothing stronger than the emperor." v.12: And the third wrote, "There is nothing stronger than a woman, but truth can conquer anything." v.13: When the emperor woke up, the written statements were given to him, and he read them v.14: Then he sent messengers and called together all the leading officials of Persia and Media, including the chief officers, administrators, governors, and commissioners. v.15: He took his seat in the council chamber and had the three statements read aloud. v.16: "Bring in the three young men," he said, "and let them explain their answers." So when they were brought in, v.17: They were asked to explain what they had written. The Speech about Wine The bodyguard who had written about the strength of wine spoke first: v.18: "Gentlemen,' he began, "wine is clearly the strongest thing in the world. It confuses the mind of everyone who drinks it. v.19: It has exactly the same effect on everyone: king or orphan, slave or free, rich or poor. v.20: It makes every thought happy and carefree, and makes everyone forget sorrow and responsibility. v.21: It makes everyone feel rich, ignore the power of kings and officials, and talk as if he owned the whole world. v.22: When men drink wine, they forget who their friends and neighbours are, and then they are soon drawing their swords to fight them. v.23: then, when they sober up, they don't remember what they have done. v.24: Gentlemen" he finished by saying, "if wine makes men act in this way, it certainly must be the strongest thing in the world." Chapter 4: The Speech about the Emperor v.1: The bodyguard who had written about the strength of the emperor spoke next. v. 2: "Gentlemen," he began, 'nothing in the world is stronger than men, since they rule over land and sea and in fact, over everything in the world. v. 3: But the emperor is the strongest of them all; he is their lord and master, and men obey him, no matter what he commands. v.4: If he tells them to make war on one another, they do it. If he sends them out against his enemies, they go, even if they have to breakdown mountains, walls, or towers. v.5: They may kill or be killed, but they never disobey the emperor's orders. If they are victorious, they bring him all their loot and everything else they have taken in battle. v.6: Farmers do not go out to war, but even they bring to the emperor a part of everything they harvest. v.7: Although the emperor is only one man, if he orders people to kill, they kill, if he orders them to set prisoners free, they do it; v.8: if he orders them to attack, they do; if he orders destruction, they destroy; if he orders them to build, they build; v.9: if he orders crops to be destroyed or fields to be planted, it is done. v.10: Everybody, soldier or civilian, obeys the emperor. And when he sits down to eat or drink and then falls asleep, v.11: his servants stand guard round him, without being able to go and take care of their own affairs, for they never disobey him. v.12: Gentlemen" he ended by saying, "since people obey the emperor like this, certainly nothing in the world is stronger than he is." The Speech about Women v.13: The bodyguard who had written about women and the truth - it was Zerubbabel - spoke last. v.14: "Gentlemen," he began, "the emperor is certainly powerful but, men are numerous, and wine is strong, but who rules and controls them all? It is women! v.15: Women gave birth to the emperor and all the men who rule over land and sea. v.16: Women brought them into the world. Women brought up the men who planted the vineyards from which wine comes. v.17: Women make the clothes that men wear; women bring honour to men; in fact, without women, men couldn't live. v.18: "Men may accumulate silver or gold or other beautiful things, but if they see a woman with a pretty face or a good figure, v.19: they will leave it all to gape and stare, and they will desire her more than their wealth. v.20: A man will leave his own father, who brought him up, and leave his own country to get married. v.21; He will forget his father, his mother, and his wife. v.22: So you must recognise that women are your masters. Don't you work and sweat and then take all that you have earned and give it to your wives? v.23: A man will take his sword and go out to attack, rob and steal, and sail the seas and rivers. v.24: He may have to face lions or travel in the dark, but when he has robbed, stolen, and plundered, he will bring the loot home to the woman he loves. v.25: Ä man loves his wife more than his parents. v.26: Some men are driven out of their minds on account of a woman, and others become slaves for the sake of a woman. v.27: Others have been put to death, have ruined their lives, or have committed crimes because of a woman. v.28: So now do you believe me? "The emperor's power is certainly great- no nation has the courage to attack him. v.29: But once I saw him with Apame, his concubine, the daughter of the famous Bartacus. While she was sitting at the emperor's right, v.30: she took his crown off his head, put it on her own, and then slapped his face with her left hand. v.31: All the emperor did was look at her with his mouth open. Whenever she smiles at him, he smiles back; and when she gets angry with him, he flatters her and teases her until she is in a good mood again. v.32: Gentlemen, if a woman can do all that, surely there can be nothing stronger in the world." v.33: The emperor and his officials just looked at each other. The Speech about Truth Then Zerubbabel began to speak about truth. v.34: "Yes, gentlemen," he said, "women are very strong. But think how big the earth is, how high the sky is; think how fast the sun moves, as it rapidly circles the whole sky in a single day. v.35: If the sun can do this, it is certainly great. But truth is greater and stronger than all of these things. v.36: Everyone on earth honours truth; heaven praises itl all creation trembles in awe before it. "There is not the slightest injustice in truth. v.37: You will find injustice in wine, the emperor, women, all human beings, in all they do, and in everything else. There is no truth in them; they are unjust and they will perish. v.38: But truth endures and is always strong; it will continue to live and reign for ever. v.39: Truth shows no partiality or favouritism; it does what is right, rather than what is unjust or evil. Everyone approves what truth does; v.40: its decisions are always fair. Truth is strong, royal, powerful, and majestic for ever. Let all things praise the God of Truth!" The Response v.41: When Zerubbabel had finished speaking, all the people shouted, "Truth is great- there is nothing stronger!" v.42: Then the emperor said to him, "You may ask anything you want, even more than what was agreed, and I will give it to you. You will be my adviser, and you will be granted the title 'Relative of the emperor."' The philosophical drama and narrative ends here! COMMENTARY Of course, Zerubbabel went ahead to request a greater favour for the whole of his nation that was in bondage! Read the rest of the story. What should interest you is that TRUTH IS SUPREME. Give truth a special place of honour in your heart and speech. This is our position at I. S. M. Truth is bitter, but so is any medicine taken to recover from any debilitating disease. The world today needs an overdose of truth to recover from religious fanaticism, social prejudice and the various forms of idolatry existing today in human relationships! God is the Infinite truth and is definitely stronger than the sun, wine, emperor and women! So should all that worship him! I. S. M is the medicine that our generation desperately needs to sanitise the landscape of personality cults that today parade as religions! Take out time, days, weeks or even years to evaluate every sentence you have read. JOIN US IN THIS ONEROUS DUTY! We are seeking for original thinkers who can identify the truth whenever they see one. The world is tired of mystics and fanatics. It is time to put an end to so many ethnocentric theories, mythologies or legends dressed up as dogmas and doctrines. CONTRIBUTE YOUR QUOTA BY IDENTIFYING THE NATURAL LAWS IN CREATION. TEACH OTHERS! THEN OBEY THEM! THAT IS ALL! Dr Jideofo Kenechukwu Danmbaezue, D.Sc. E-mail: agunabu1948@gmail.com & saintkenez@yahoo.co.uk E-mail: saintkenez@yahoo.co.uk
June 25, 2013 at 20:38
We are miniature gods, made in the image of this Almighty Creator, and in his likeness, yet we cannot live without his oxygen. We owe Him or Her or It, everlasting filial love and obedience, -- as heirs of His Royal Kingdom now and always. Let's love nature, obey its laws and accommodate each person we meet in our short span of earthly existence. That is the only way to show Him our appreciation. Let's thank Him for our lives!!! We must avoid anything; Any thoughts, Any words, Or any actions that suggest disobedience to all natural laws in creation! Find them and obey them: then and only then can we all live amicably in this beautiful world filled with beautiful people!!! If you love a non-partisan fellowship of intellectuals, this is it! The whole human race is being invited to review their myopic perceptions of religion and remove the binoculars of differing colours that has prevented them from seeing objectively for centuries. We need ONE WORLD RELIGION; the last bus stop! We are all his sons and daughters, with same blood chemistry, similar genetical classifications, varied facial differentiations, but, we have same anatomy and physiology and we mate and produce human babies alike! Laughter, crying and singing are international languages. Anger, fear, hatred, depression and sorrow are human emotions that have no boundaries. Conception, gestation and birth are exactly the same as well modalities of dying due to accidents, diseases or old age. What else does any intelligent being need to prove that all humans are equal at birth, but differentiations arise due to parentage, geographical locations, education and inherited or achieved social statuses occasioned by opportunities each one experiences in both clement or unfavourable internal and external environments? Interracial squabbles are man-made! The non-partisan events we organise like the World Cups and Beauty Pageants confirm we are children of one Father and so could live amicably. Scientific discoveries and inventions all of us use passionately prove that all mankind can live in peace. Let us eschew ethnocentric bias, prejudice and parochialism. The multiplication of faiths, denominations and churches are the handiwork of the evil one. Let us wake from centuries of hypnotic enslavement and justify our claim to the appellation: HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENTIS! Therefore, what we need is to go back and imitate Enoch, the first human that was taken up to be with the Creator lest he be corrupted by other immoral peers of his time! The name of the global game of peace is INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT. It motto speaks volumes; ONE ALMIGHTY CREATOR, ONE CREATED UNIVERSE, ONE HUMAN FAMILY living and loving each others as equals heirs to his benevolent gifts so that we have; BEAUTIFUL WORLD with BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE sharing nature's best gifts that are free!
June 22, 2013 at 21:00