The DEADLY Price of Censorship
Letters to Rev Dr. Billy Graham, Pope John Paul II, and Hal Lindsey (and the results).
I've written numerous letters over the past 26 years (with copies sent to numerous agencies of our so-called "free press") in an attempt to convince various religious leaders that they should take God's two most fundamental commandments SERIOUSLY. The following three letters are provided here to show that our present religious leaders REALLY ARE apostate (from God's point of view) and to illustrate some further points which will provide you with a better grasp of where these issues ARE at this point and why. Consider them to be historical documents presented here in chronological order. The censorship issue is addressed at the end.
Copies of the following three letters have been widely circulated over the past 15 to 25 years. In the letter to Rev. Graham, the "Spiritual Counselor" which I referred to was member of Rev. Graham's staff who had answered an earlier letter that I had sent on this topic. You may notice that in that letter I referred to a "two-headed" beast in the 13th chapter of Revelation when I should have said "two-horned" beast. Well, it's important to realize that even servants of God can make mistakes. If you can improve on what I've done, fine. Do it! Just make sure you continue to follow God's two most fundamental commandments.
30 March 1971
Reverend Dr. Billy Graham
1300 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Dear Reverend Graham,
As you well know, during the past few years, Christians all over the world have been praying for peace and guidance from God. The most amazing thing happened when some of our nation's most prominent clergymen received God's answer to those prayers for peace. They turned their backs and started RUNNING AWAY leaving a snowpile of excuses behind them! It is no wonder now, why Christianity has achieved less than a tenth of its potential effectiveness in today's world. As you mentioned in your sermon "Hope for the Future," the Scriptures tell us that prior to the second coming of Christ, there will be a turning away on the part of the organized church from the true faith, a rebellion on the part of the masses of people all over the world, and many wars. OF COURSE! If our organized church had not turned away from the true faith, we wouldn't be having such problems these days. If the Christian Church had been obeying God's commandments, by now we would have had a true world government established, and thus there would be no more sovereign nations to rise against other sovereign nations. There would be no more wars, there would be no more rebellions on the part of the masses (Southeast Asia, Middle East, East Pakistan, Africa, South America, Ireland....), and there would be no more wide-spread lawlessness.
One of your Spiritual Counselors tells me that "In the Scriptures, we are faced with the command to give loyalty to and support the nation and government, yet bearing effective witness to Christian morality and righteousness." Government yes, but I challenge you to show me one commandment in the New Testament which says that we should put our faith and loyalty in something called a "nation." In those days, the Roman Empire was the closest thing to a world government which mankind had ever seen. The soldiers of the Roman occupation were being criticized by the Pharisees who at that time were looking for a military hero type of "savior" who would win for them their "independence" or "national sovereignty." Criticizing the Romans was the popular thing to do, but did Christ join with them in criticizing the Romans? NO! He severely criticized the PHARISEES! He called them, "You serpents! You spawn of vipers!" He warned them that "upon your heads may come all the blood of the righteous shed on earth from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of Zecharias son of Barachias, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the alter." (Matthew 23:35) Those are pretty strong words Christ used, especially considering that the Pharisees were the educated and certified religious leaders of that time. Why was Christ so angry at them? Why? Count the number of lives which have been sacrificed for the various forms of "national sovereignty" over the centuries, and you will better understand one of the primary reasons Christ was so angry at them. One of the most revealing (though seldom mentioned) verses in that chapter is the 37th verse: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you. How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused!" St. John points out in the 21st Chapter of Revelations that by "Jerusalem" Christ was ultimately referring to the whole world.
Our Christian leaders are going to have to seriously review their interpretations of the Bible (and the resulting doctrines) to determine to what extent these interpretations have been distorted to make national sovereignty appear to be "holy." For example, all that doctrine concerning "just" and "unjust" wars is absurd. By God's standards there are no "just" wars. Wars are fought for the sake of national sovereignty, not for the sake of God. Although it may be the "cornerstone" of our present-day governments, the concept of national sovereignty itself is not government; it is anarchy. God does NOT approve of anarchy. You should re-read the Book of Revelations with this in mind. The entire Book of Revelations is a virtual cook book for the destruction of national sovereignty. St. John describes in the first three chapters why he had to write that Book.
Those who argue that a true world government would allow an "Anti-Christ" to take over and rule the world are completely missing the point. The "Anti-Christ" is ALREADY ruling the world. The only reason this wasn't recognized sooner is because our Christian leaders, who should know better, have been looking only at the claims and not at the facts. (Mark 7:6-9) National sovereignty claims to be Godly, but it has in fact been used to "morally justify" just about every ungodly act you can possible think of. It is a fact that national sovereignty is being worshipped by people the world over and that even the leaders of the Christian Church have been paying homage to it. They have been advocating violations of God's commandments in order to preserve it! (Revelations 17:13-14) It is a fact that the concept of national sovereignty is the bloodiest idol ever created by man, and this is largely a result of the fact that the Christian Church has allowed national sovereignty to get most of the honor, glory and credit for God's blessings. The concept of national sovereignty has an AWFUL lot in common with Satan.
Since World War II, people have been worshipping two manifestations of national sovereignty at the same time. Civilization has now gotten to the point where in order to preserve the age old form of national sovereignty, a new super-power form of "national interest" sovereignty has been developed whereby the two "heads" (United States vs. Soviet Union) have been attempting to create little national sovereignty "images" of themselves throughout the rest of the world at the expense of other people's lives. And behold, look what has happened! Now we have several little national sovereignty "images" of that two-headed beast: two Germanies, two Chinas, two Koreas, two Vietnams, two Cambodias, and two Laoses. It was predictable that the age old national sovereignty system would eventually come to this. (Revelations, Chapter 13) Over the past ten years, this second beast has come to resemble the "Scarlet Harlot" of Chapter 17. These two beasts depend upon each other for their continued existence, and Satan (the "Anti-Christ") has been using both of them to maintain supremacy over the world. That "Mighty Babylon" of a concept, national sovereignty, has (more than anything else) been preventing God's commandments from being taught and practiced the way God wants them to be taught and practiced. Now that Red China has begun to turn that super-power beast into a three-headed act, the time has come for the whole beastly mess to be destroyed. (Revelations 16:19) If the Christian Church fails to do the job, then it will destroy itself and take at least a third of mankind right along with it.
It appears from the responses I have received so far, that I shall have to be even more explicit in pointing out where our present Christian leaders have gone wrong. Your Spiritual Counselor tells me that "Mr. Graham resists all tendencies to become involved in matters of political concern, believing that would sidetrack him from the main purpose of his ministry, that of leading people to a personal faith in Christ." After making such an ungodly distinction as that, it's a wonder you have been able to lead anybody to have a personal faith in Christ. He is saying in effect that you are subordinating God to something called "political concern." Apparently, any sin that becomes a "matter of political concern" automatically becomes God-proof according to your standards. It has been ungodly distinctions like that which have allowed Satan to rule the world for all these long centuries. Separation of church and state is one thing, but subordination of God to state is quite a different matter--it is a violation of God's most fundamental commandments.
In your sermon "Perfect Justice", you point out that it does indeed appear that we are headed for our doom, and you point out that God always provides us with a way out. That's fine, but then you say:
"They way out is not by keeping the Sermon on the Mount or keeping the Ten Commandments. The way out is through the blood of Jesus Christ. The Bible says, 'The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth...from all sin.' (1 John 1:7) Think of it! Everything you ever did wrong can be forgiven and washed away by the blood of Christ!"
Reverend Graham! How can you expect reasonable people to put their faith in a solution like that? It appears that you are trying to tell us that all we have to do is say "God, please forgive us", and HOCUS POCUS our problems will all be solved! That is NOT consistent with the teachings of Christ. It is something for nothing, an open ticket for irresponsibility. YOU ARE TRYING TO TELL US THAT THE CHRISTIAN CAKE IS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF FROSTING! Christ taught us that the way out IS by keeping the Sermon on the Mount; it IS by keeping the Ten Commandments. The way out is by OBEYING God's most fundamental commandments. Repentance is meaningless unless it is followed by a change in one's direction towards obeying those commandments.
Now that is something we can REALLY put our faith in. It is no longer a toothless Christianity. Christ called it a "double-edged sword"--Christian responsibility--the most powerful weapon for change that mankind has ever seen. It is powerful not because of "magic," but because it is the most pragmatic and realistic conceptual tool for solving human relations problems that can ever possibly be devised! It is not so difficult to abide by the Sermon on the Mount or the Ten Commandments. All you have to do is to try your best to be completely honest and to apply Christ's teachings to EVERYTHING, no exceptions. If we make mistakes and repent, God will forgive us, but He will also be watching to see what direction we take thereafter. Let's consider your present situation as an example. One of God's most fundamental commandments is to "Love thy neighbor as thyself." Who are your neighbors? Christ told the story about the good Samaritan in answer to that question. Neighbors are those whom you can help. By choosing a Samaritan in that example, Christ made a special point of showing that distinctions such as nationality, race or religion are not to be considered in the definition of neighbor. In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ made it unmistakably clear that His definition of neighbor also includes one's "enemies." With the present communications media which are available and the fame which God has blessed you with as a result of your past efforts in His behalf, you can do a LOT to help these Southeast Asians--North Vietnamese, South Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians, Thais--all of them. But Reverend Graham, you don't love these people as much as you love yourself, because if you really did, this entire Southeast Asian war would have been completely over by now, and mankind would be well on the way towards the establishment of a true world government. You have been violating both of God's most fundamental commandments for the sake of national sovereignty.
Let's consider your alternatives. If you support President Nixon's policy, you would be committing a sin, because you would be advocating violations of God's commandments for the sake of national sovereignty. If you advocated that we "set a date for total withdrawal of Americans", you would also be committing a sin by advocating violations of God's most fundamental commandments for the sake of national sovereignty. Christ had many unkind things to say about those who merely walked idly by on the other side of the road. Even if you do nothing at all, you are still violating both of God's most fundamental commandments for the sake of national sovereignty. Amazing, isn't it? With Christ's double-edged sword of TRUTH, your credentials as a Christian can be sliced to pieces if you choose to go in any direction other than the direction in which God wants you to go--destroy the concept of national sovereignty decisively and immediately. If you refuse to do so, you will not only be violating God's most fundamental commandments, you will be refusing to obey them, in which case you would no longer be able to tell people (without lying) that you are a sincere Christian or a representative of God, and you most certainly would be judged and condemned by God. (John 3:19)
You are not being asked to violate any of God's commandments; you are being asked to obey them. You are not being asked to lie; you are being asked to tell the truth. You are not being asked to use violence; you are being asked to use severe but constructive criticism to solve our international problems in a peaceful manner. In this particular case, severe criticism is required, because the "soft sell" just won't do the job. (Revelations 18:6) The difference between the two approaches will mean the difference between life and death for millions and perhaps even billions of people in this decade alone. If Jesus of Nazareth had been as worried as you folks are about allowing people to "save face", He wouldn't have been crucified, and He wouldn't have been Christ. Any time "saving face" becomes more important than saving lives, you can be sure that there is a bloody game going on. That is precisely what the national sovereignty system has become, a bloody game which our world leaders are playing with other people's lives.
You can bring this bloody game to an abrupt halt by obeying God's commandments. Christian leaders who claim that "it will take a long time to get people to agree to relinquish their national sovereignty" have very little appreciation for the true power of Christ's double-edged sword of TRUTH. With their excuses, ungodly distinctions and ungodly proposals, they have not only put Christianity in a straight jacket, they have overdosed it with sleeping pills as well, and then they admit that they have little faith in what can be done with Christ's teachings. Christ not only taught Christianity, He used it to solve problems! You don't have to be apologetic about destroying the concept of national sovereignty. That is your job!
You don't have much time to ponder about this. As you said in your sermon "Hope for the Future", before judgment falls, God always warns. When our Secretary of State mentioned that the Middle East situation could lead to a World War III, he wasn't joking. You have been warned. It can happen any week now. World War I, World War II, the Korean war, Middle East wars, and this Southeast Asian war are also warnings which are mild in comparison to the punishment which mankind is now inviting by continuing to blaspheme God by worshipping national sovereignty. A World War III is easily predictable under the national sovereignty system; we just don't know exactly when it will occur. If we wait until we do know, by then the situation will already have passed far beyond the point of no return. Meanwhile, with or without American troops in Vietnam, these people over here are paying with their lives for your sins. Before long, large numbers of people in other parts of the world may also be paying with their lives for your sins. These are all human sacrifices for the sake of an ungodly idol which depends very heavily for its continued existence upon your continued violation of God's commandments.
You are being called upon to perform one of the most important tasks which God has ever destined for any man to perform at any time. You MUST destroy the concept of national sovereignty decisively and immediately, at least in the United States. The other leaders of the Christian Church will have no Godly alternative but to do likewise throughout the rest of the world. God's most fundamental commandments are exactly that--COMMANDMENTS!
Christopher C. Currie
Captain, United States Air Force
PSC #2, Box 11169
APO San Francisco 96201
28 August 1979
His Holiness Pope John-Paul II
Vatican City State
The following verses provide the key to perperly interpreting the Book of Revelations:
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second it like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." (Matt 22:37-40)
These are God's two most fundamental commandments. Most clergymen seem to have only a vague idea as to why these two commandments are so important. The first commandment is not as difficult as it sounds. It means basically that we should do our best to learn the truth about the world around us, to seek God's way, and to view things as God views them. The second commandment is also not as difficult as it sounds. It means basically that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us. However, few people seem to realize that these two commandments are inherently interrelated; if you violate either one of these two commandments, you are also violating the other. The inherent interrelationship between God's two most fundamental commandments is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: The Book of Revelations show why.
Attached is a commentary which shows how the ENTIRE Book of Revelations makes VERY GOOD SENSE when interpreted from the point of view of God's two most fundamental commandments. It shows that the primary thing that is blocking the solution for problems such as war and massive starvation is the popularity of a bloody idol known in this age as "national sovereignty." This situations exists today only because the leaders of Christianity and Judaism have been grossly violating God's commandments in order to allow it to exist. Well over 10 million people have been slain or starved to death for the sake of national sovereignty since this basic interpretation of the Rook of Revelations was made known to various leaders of the Christian Church in the early 1970s (Ref: my enclosed series of Revelation letters). Most of those people would be ALIVE AND WELL today if these leaders of Christianity had obeyed God's commandments as they were told to do at that time. This rapidly mounting death toll is just one example of WHY it is so important to obey God's two most fundamental commandments.
How many MORE millions of people must die for the sake of national sovereignty before the leaders of Christianity and Judaism finally decide to obey God's commandments and destroy the popularity of that bloody idol?
Christopher C. Currie
1641 7th Avenue
Langley AFB, VA 23665
1. Atch: Commentary on Book of Revelations
2. Encl: Series of Revelation Letters
Information copies sent everywhere (this entire package)
25 August 1980
Mr. Hal Lindsey
c/o Wayne Coombs Agency
655 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills, CA 90274
Dear Mr. Lindsey,
I have read your recent book THE 1980'S: COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON, and I have found it to be very interesting, informative, and most remarkable. What is most remarkable about it, is the fact that the method of analysis that you have chosen to use (indeed the entire theme of your book) is inspired more by Satan than by God--and I can PROVE it. Consider the following:
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these commandments depend all of the law and the prophets." (Matt 22:37-40)
"But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you...." (Luke 6:26)
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and evey one that loveth is born of God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." (1 John 4:7-8)
"And this is love, that we follow His commandments: this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love." (2 John 1:4)
The concept of LOVE is a recurring theme through the Bible. But in you entire 195-page book, I can only find two places where you even mention the word love. Don't feel lonely, Jack Van Imp and most or our other current prophecy commentators do much the same thing in their published writings. The low regard which you people are displaying for the value of love is no mere accident. The last thing Satan wants people to do is to give serious consideration to the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself, because he knows that that commandment together with the first commandment can be used to destroy the very sources of his power. It is also no mere accident that you have chosen to portray the Trilateral Commission as "bad guys", because they are seeking to establish an economic basis for a possible true world government. The concept of national sovereignty is Satan's last remaining (and most powerful) shield, protecting Satan's teachings from being exposed to the light of God's truth and love. Like God's commandment to love your neighbor as yourself, the concept of a true world government is a serious threat to Satan's continued rule over this earth. The enclosed series of letters illustrates this point in greater detail.
On page 171 of your book, you say "It is time to use our vast and superior technology to create the world's strongest military power. Only this will stop the Soviets' insane rush towards nuclear war." But Jesus taught, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand." (Matt 12:25). That is what the world has become, a "kingdom divided against itself." Regardless of the additional weapons acquired by either side, the national sovereignty system is doomed-it cannot stand much longer.
The New York Times named you the best selling author of the decade (1970s). How did you become so? I admit that your books are quite interesting, but basically what you have been telling us is that eventually the European Economic Community will become a 10-nation confederacy whose leader will be a human "Anti-Christ" who is at least 1,950 years old . (I John 4:3) He will be assisted by a popular human false prophet who has two horns (Rev 13:11). These unusual characters will negotiate some kind of flimsy treaty with the Soviet Union and make great claims of "peace", but the Soviets will attack Israel, tiny Israel will largely annihilate the Soviet forces, the Red Chinese will swarm in from the east but will also be annihilated, nearly all of the human race will be wiped out--but we don't have to worry. All we have to do is be "baptized", claim to be "born again", and we will be supernaturally snapped up to "meet Christ in the air" moments before the going really gets tough. Meanwhile, there is no real need to take God's commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves seriously, because Christ will come again, defeat the "Anti-Christ", and solve the world's problems "supernaturally." (It's amazing what Satan has been able to get people to believe for the sake of national sovereignty.)
On page 20 of your book, you tell us that the Bible warns of this: "For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears from the truth and turn aside to myths."
Your right! But don't point your finger at someone else, turn that finger right around and point it at YOURSELF! Because YOU are one of those who have been teaching people what their ears have been itching to hear (for the sake of national sovereignty). The "one-world religion" that you prophecy commentators have been warning us about is already here! That "one-world religion" is the idolatry of national sovereignty, the worship of the BLOODIEST IDOL EVER CREATED! People all over the world have been worshipping it (including you)!
I suppose that if a World War III does erupt, hundreds of millions of men, women, and children will be turned into radio-active dust "in a twinkling of an eye", and their dust will rise up and be dispersed world-wide throughout the earth's atmosphere. Some of their dust may even float around up their for as long as 1,000 years! That's about as close to "meeting Christ in the air" as you are going to get, if you insist on sticking to that national sovereignty interpretation of the scriptures.
Your book THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH has sold more than 18 million copies world wide since it was first published in 1970. Other than making a name for yourself and generating some increased interest in Bible prophesies, what have you accomplished for God during the past ten years?
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then the end shall come." (Matt 24:14)
Haven't you ever wondered why the end hasn't come yet? Your books have been widely published. The Bible has been translated into nearly all of the earth's languages, and various Christian denominations have preached at one time or another to people in all of the nations. Why hasn't the end come yet? BECAUSE YOU PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN TEACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM AS TAUGHT BY JESUS CHRIST! The gospel which you people have been teaching has been a gospel of soothsaying and "supernatural" escapism, a gospel inspired more by national sovereignty than by God.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And a second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS." (Matt 22:37-40)
"On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." Don't you recognize the significance of that statement! Jesus Christ interpreted ALL of the writings of the Old Testament prophets that were available to Him in a way that CONFORMED with those two commandments. And yet, even at this late date, so far as I can tell, NONE of our better-known religious leaders or religious organizations have yet made any serious attempt to do likewise-even to save the lives to hundreds of million of men, women, and children. TALK ABOUT APOSTATE! WHAT MORE PROOF DO YOU NEED! How can you people teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ if you don't even understand how Jesus interpreted the writings of the Old Testament prophets that were available to Him at that time?
For centuries now, the scriptures have been interpreted (and occasionally even translated) to fit the concept of national sovereignty rather than to fit God's two most fundamental commandments (Matt 22:37-40 above). The fact that the scriptures have been interpreted that way for many centuries doesn't make it right. The discussion of the "pale horse" in my 18 Oct 79 letter to Pope John-Paul II describes why this happened. Because Bible scholars in the past have (consciously or subconsciously) made glorification of the concept of national sovereignty a prerequisite for their interpretations, the meaning and and significance of at least a third of the symbology used in the scriptures has remained "hidden" from even the most educated theological researchers.
For example, the river described in Gen 2:10-14 represents a "river of life" (pure revelations from God) as further described in Rev 22:1. Notice that when the river LEAVES the Garden of Eden, it breaks up into four rivers. These four lesser rivers represent revelations from God that have been DISTORTED by ungodly assumptions or ungodly distinctions (i.e. revelations from God that have been distorted by the teachings of Satan).
a. The first of these four rivers represents the revelations that you get when you obey the first of God's two most fundamental commandments while largely ignoring the second of those two commandments (as is being done by virtually all of the churches in the so-called "free world").
b. The second of these four rivers represents the revelations that you get when you seek to follow the second of God's two most fundamental commandments while largely ignoring the first commandment (as is being done by virtually all of the so-called "communist" governments).
c. The third of these four rivers represents the revelations that you get when you violate the first of God's two most fundamental commandments by subordinating it to conceptual distinctions or limitations such as, "We don't believe in getting involved in matters of political concern", or "Let the United Nations take care of problems such as war and massive starvation, such problems are none of our business". Such distinctions or limitations constitute making a "treaty" or "pact" with Satan. Those who have made such distinctions or limitations have agreed to limit their applications of God's teachings within those bonds and to "let Satan handle the rest". At the end of World War II, when some people were proposing the establishment of a true world government, Satan (aided by some well-known religious leaders) convinced the world at that time to accept a false world government instead, the United Nations.
d. The fourth of those rivers represents the revelations that you get when you violate the second of God's two most fundamental commandments by subordinating that commandment to ungodly restrictions (such as tribal or national restrictions) on your definition of neighbor. These revelations are referred to throughout the Bible as Satan's great "River Euphrates" of lies and censorship for the sake of "national sovereignty."
It has been ungodly distinctions and limitations such as those described above which have turned God's "river of life" into four "rivers of death." The four deadly beasts that have been generated by those four rivers of death are described in the 7th chapter of Daniel (Ref. My 18 Oct 79 letter to Pope John-Paul II). Indeed, these "rivers" described in Gen 2:10-14 are the basis for most (and perhaps all) of the subsequent references to "living waters" and "rivers of death" used throughout the rest of the Bible. The perception of God created by a combination of the first and third rivers is referred to as the "sun", and the perception of God created by a combination of the second and fourth rivers is referred to a the "moon".
For another example of how the prophets' symbology has been hidden from you people, consider the "two witnesses" described in Rev 11:3-13. Notice that they are also described as two "olive trees" which means that the two witnesses are "trees of knowledge" which have grown through the centuries watered by the first and third rivers (the "sun") and the combination of the second and fourth rivers (the "moon") as described above. These two witnesses represent the freedom and equality ideologies which resulted from the separate and restricted used of God's two most fundamental commandments. On one hand, we have religious leaders (the "sun") in the so-called "free world" who seek to follow the first of God's two most fundamental commandments without paying much attention to the second. Although they do not theoretically impose any restrictions of their definition of neighbor, their self-imposed restrictions against getting involved in "matters of political concern" ultimately result in their applying all sorts of restrictions on their definition of neighbor. On the other hand, we have communist ideologies whose appeal is derived largely from their serious effort to follow the second of God's two most fundamental commandments (serious, because they are NOT afraid to apply their beliefs to "matters of political concern"), but they have made it very much a part of their religion to apply restriction on their definition of neighbor (i.e. "capitalists" and "bourgeoisie class people", etc.--usually a minority when compared to the number of people who fit their neighborly definition of the "proletariat" or "the people"). Like the Nazis, they often treat those whom they exclude from their definition of neighbor quite brutally, and their criteria for determining whom they should seriously define as their neighbor often changes from time to time. However, once they have gotten their government firmly established (without any serious internal or external threats), their record of accomplishments with regards to those whom they do define as neighbor is not altogether that bad-certainly better than the miserable accomplishments (or lack of accomplishments) of many of the so-called "free world" nations.
The Soviets could not have become one of the two most powerful nations in the world unless they were doing SOMETHING right. (Rom 13:1) Haven't you ever wondered why God has allowed them to be so successful? It is because the communist have been filling a void in the fulfillment of God's purposes that our churches have traditionally refused or failed to fill. As described in my enclosed commentary on St. John's Book of Revelations, history has clearly shown that GOD takes both of His two most fundamental commandments SERIOUSLY, even if our religious leaders don't. At least 500,000,000 men, women, and children have PAID WITH THEIR LIVES since the end of World War II, because our religious leaders in the so-called "free world" FAILED GOD on these very issues. The whole Bible is LOADED with symbolic teachings concerning God's two most fundamental commandments, but these teachings are rarely ever presented to the public in this apostate age. For the sake of national sovereignty, our religious leaders have made themselves largely irrelevant to the scriptures, irrelevant to God, and irrelevant to most of the serious problems of our time! The very existence of a bloody idol such as national sovereignty is MONUMENTAL PROOF that our churches and their leaders are APOSTATE!
In his monthly PROPHETIC NEWS LETTER, Dr. Howard C. Estep states that his rule for interpretation is to "take the Bible literally where it is at all possible; if symbolic, figurative, or typical language is used, then look for the literal truth it intends to convey." What he fails to mention is that he is using another criterion as well, namely that his choice of what to interpret literally and what to interpret symbolically is consistently done in such a way as to fit the concept of national sovereignty rather than to fit God's two most fundamental commandments. Be that as it may, the Old an New Testament prophets didn't use either of the criteria that Dr. Estep is using as a primary basis for their writings, so you are "barking up the wrong tree" if you try to interpret their writings using those criteria. The criteria which the Old and New Testament prophets used were God's two most fundamental commandments without imposing any restrictions on either one. They were forced to resort to highly symbolic writing for the following reasons:
a. God's two most fundamental commandments of truth and love are highly abstract, and the Hebrew language is those days was not very well suited for such abstract concepts. For those who were inexperienced with following those two commandments, putting one's faith in those commandments was like "walking on water." But for those who were experienced in following those two commandments, putting their faith in them was like "standing on a rock." To facilitate this transition, the prophets found that they had to use analogies and parables to illustrate the unlimited applicability of those two commandments and to teach what faith in God was all about.
b. Evidently, the prophets also found that the scribes in those days, like the present editors of our so-called "free press" , generally refused to "publish" any writing which contained analyses that didn't at least APPEAR to conform with the popular views of their day. So the writers of Genesis made some portions of their writing appear to fit the popular creation myths of their day, and St. John made some portions of his Book of Revelations appear to fit the "Roman bad guy" attitudes that were popular in his day. Had they not done so, their writings would never have survived for use in this generation. However, these ancient prophets were very careful to include other points in their writings which could ONLY fit an interpretation based upon God's two most fundamental commandments, rather than the popular myths of their day. Jesus Christ recognized this and taught the scriptures accordingly. This may explain one of the reasons why Jesus severely criticized the scribes as well as the Pharisees. Throughout the centuries since then, the Jewish people have often paid a terrible price in terms of death and human suffering, because their scribes often refused to publish the straight truth.
c. Finally, by looking at the concepts that were popular in their day and at the results of those concepts, the prophets were able to project the developments in those days to their "logical" conclusion and see that without the coming of a "Messiah", the entire human race would eventually annihilate itself for the honor and glory of a concept that is known in this age as "national sovereignty." Since they didn't know what these concepts would be called when it came time for the fulfillment of these prophesies, they had to refer to them as "beasts" and symbolically describe their characteristics.
You people are going to have to go back to the drawing boards and reinterpret the ENTIRE Bible in a way that conforms with God's two most fundamental commandments (rather than in a way that conforms with the concept of national sovereignty). My enclosed series of letters will provide you with a very good start in that regard. Only when you have completed such a reinterpretation will you comprehend the full significance of the prophesy, "This generation honors God with their lips, but their hearts are far from me." When Jesus Christ first came into this world, He was rejected by the religious leaders of His day, because He WASN'T WHAT THEY WERE EXPECTING! Should it be any surprise then that the second coming of Christ would be likewise?
If you reinterpret the whole Bible in a way that conforms with God's two most fundamental commandments, you will find that most (and possibly all) of the symbology that Jesus used in his parables comes from the writings of the Old Testament prophets that were available to Him at that time. Jesus used a symbolic "earth" to represent mankind's perceptions of popular truths (Matt 5:13), because the Old Testament prophets used a symbolic "earth" in the same way. Furthermore, you will find that most (and perhaps all) of the points that Jesus made in His "Sermon on the Mount" are supported and illustrated by the Old Testament writings. You will find examples of false prophets ("wolves in sheeps' clothing") who claimed to represent God when in fact they did not, and you will see the terrible price which the Jews paid because they believed such false prophets (i.e. the "fruits" which their false prophesies bore).
Our present religious leaders have found it convenient to limit their definition of "fruits" to a mere count of the number of persons "baptized" or to a mere tally of the amount of money collected as a result of their television sermons. This has caused many of them to act like "soothsayers", making people feel good by telling them that their sins are forgiven without ever really explaining the true nature of the commitment that is necessary in order to qualify for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus put no such restrictions on the definition of "fruits." By "fruits", Jesus meant ANYTHING that had a bearing on the successful fulfillment of God's commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. "Baptism" is a formality that is supposed to represent the purging of the teachings of Satan from your mind and heart, just as God used the Great Flood to cleanse the evil from the "earth" in Noah's time. As far as God is concerned, the formality of "baptisms" is just another bath, unless that baptism is accompanied with a lifetime commitment to following His two most fundamental commandments. It isn't that hard to do! But how many of the people who are being "baptized" these days really understand the true nature of that commitment?
Let me put it another way. As I pointed out in my enclosed letter to Rev. Gimenez, the "Kingdom of God" that Jesus established is a Kingdom comprised of people who take God's two most fundamental commandments SERIOUSLY, without imposing any restrictions whatsoever on the applicability of those two commandments. It is comprised of people who follow those two commandments and use those two commandments wherever necessary to serve God's purposes "on earth as it is in Heaven." If you claim to represent God while advocating violations of (or refusing to obey) God's two most fundamental commandments, THEN YOU ARE A LIAR. You may have a Dr. of Divinity Degree, fourteen PhD's following your name, have the entire Bible memorized, and be the elected leader of your particular denomination, but if you claim to represent God while advocating violations of (or refusing to obey) God's two most fundamental commandments, then you are STILL as liar. If you advocate violations of (or refuse to obey) God's two most fundamental commandments, then OBVIOUSLY God in NOT your King, and you are NOT a part of His Kingdom. This is the COMMITMENT! This is the HEART of what the Kingdom of God is all about! Bur our religious leaders haven't been teaching this Gospel of the Kingdom--and they can't-as long as they continue to subordinate the teachings of Jesus Christ to the concept of national sovereignty. To really teach the Gospel of the Kingdom to the world, our religious leaders and their followers are going to have to "rise to the occasion" and utterly DESTROY the popularity of that ungodly concept of national sovereignty. This is what Jesus meant when He predicted "And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world FOR A WITNESS UNTO ALL NATIONS; and then the end will come." (Matt 24:14)
For discussion purposes, the following paragraphs are quoted directly from your book, because these paragraphs are the only ones in your book that come even close to addressing the heart of the problem (the bold-faced [capitalized] type indicates those points which I shall specifically address):
"CAN WE TRUST THE SOVITES?"
"Sure we can trust them! But only in one area. We can trust the Russians to follow their communist doctrines and beliefs to the letter. But because of one of the fundament doctrines of communist philosophy, we cannot trust them in any other way."
"In the philosophy of Marxism-Leninism, there is no such thing as right or wrong, truth or lie apart from the effect on the state and its goals. Since the communists believe there is no God, ALL TRUTH IS RELATIVE. THE CONCEPT OF AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH THAT IS ALWAYS TRUE DOES NOT EXIST IN COMMUNIST THINKING. The state takes the place of God, and so it can redefine truth however and whenever a change is needed to reach a goal."
"Something which is 'true' becomes 'untrue' when it ceases to serve the COMMUNIST GOAL OF WORLD DOMINATION. To a communist, it would be a 'sin' to continue abiding by a treaty that no longer benefits 'God', the state."
"Historically, U. S. thinking says it is immoral to break a solemn promise made in a treaty (although that moral sense is deteriorating as our country continues to move away from its founding faith in Biblical ethics). But to the communist mind, it is immoral to keep an agreement when it no longer serves the goal of liberating the world for communism."
"COMMUNISM IS A RELIGION"
"To understand the communist mind and its motivations, you must first realize that communism is more of a religion than a political philosophy. It is a religion based on certain erroneous concepts of man and his nature."
"Communism believe that man has no soul. He secretes thoughts and a personality just as a stomach secretes digestive juices. Man is purely a material being whose nature can be shaped by his environment, the communists say. CHANGE THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU CHANGE THE MAN. THIS NOTION IS DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO JUDEO-CHRISTIAN THOUGHT."
"Marxist-Leninists believe that they have discovered the fundamental laws which shape men and history. THE NUMBER ONE CORRUPTER OF MANKIND, THEY SAY, IS CAPITALISM AND THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY AND COMPETITIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS MAKE MEN SELFISH, GREEDY, AND AGGRESSIVE, THE COMMUNISTS BELIEVE."
"THE ELITE DICTATORSHIP"
"When the communists took over Russia in 1917, they established a "ruling elite" which viewed itself as the vanguard of the revolutionary society. Members of this elite claimed they were entrusted with the RESPONSIBILITY OF CHANGING 'THE VERY NATURE OF MAN.' This elite believes that such a change cannot take place until the working people of the world (those who do not own property) rise up against their property-owning masters (the capitalist) and overthrow them. When all vestiges of capitalism in the world have been rooted out and destroyed, and the people own all things through the state, then the 'power elite' will serve only as benevolent administrators of the common good."
"THE SUPREME GOAL"
"When that happens--when capitalism has been wiped off the face of the earth--then the supreme goal of the communists can be reached. With no capitalism to 'corrupt' him, man will become a peace-loving creature who lives only to work and share with his neighbor. And thus the SUPREME GOAL OF COMMUNISM--TO CHANGE MAN'S NATURE--will be achieved."
"So the end result of communism cannot be realized until its disciples 'liberate the people from the sinful capitalists who have corrupted mankind and caused misery and war.' COMMUNISM, BECAUSE OF ITS VERY NATURE, MUST CONTINUE TO OVERTHROW AND EXPAND. THE COMMUNISTS BELIEVE THAT THERE CAN BE NO PEACE WHILE CAPITALISM STILL EXISTS."
The communist assertion that "all truth is relative" is somewhat misleading, but your implication that the opposite is true is EVEN MORE MISLEADING. All human thinking is fundamentally a process of performing comparisons. The mind is continually performing comparisons of the results of previous comparisons (which I refer to as difference criteria). Some of these difference criteria represent differences perceived from outside of the brain via the five senses, but a far greater number of these difference criteria are the result of comparisons of other difference criteria which had previously been stored in the memory.
The main point I wish to make here is that all human perceptions are perceived primarily in terms of DIFFERENCES. Those concepts that we perceive as "similarities" or "equalities" are merely the results of comparisons based upon some selected set of previously perceived difference criteria. This process of selecting a set of previously perceived difference criteria is commonly referred to as "making a generalization." Generalizations result when the mind selects a set of difference criteria by making another generalization that assumes that "there are no other significant differences." There may be some "absolute truths" out there in the "real world" somewhere, but the only way our minds can perceive those "absolute truths" is by making generalizations (or "logical" combinations of generalizations) based upon previously perceived differences. For example, for years Sir Issac Newton's laws of physics were considered to be "absolute truths" by the academic community, until Albert Einstein developed a "theory of relativity" which provided an even better explanation for some of the natural phenomena that could be measured by then. So instead of saying that "all truths are relative", it would more accurate to say that "all human perceptions of the truth are relative."
The question you should REALLY be asking is, "RELATIVE TO WHAT?" The leaders of the Soviet Union have been continually searching for (defining and redefining) "the truth" relative to their goal to establish a true world government in the form of a Soviet World Empire. Our political leaders, news agencies, and religious leaders have been continually searching for (defining and redefining) "the truth" relative to their goal to preserve the "national sovereignty" of the United States. Jesus Christ taught that we should search for (define and redefine) "the truth" relative to God's commandment to love our neighbor as ourself (without any restrictions whatsoever on our definition of neighbor). The concept of "love your neighbor as yourself" is itself a relative concept, and as Jesus pointed out, the first of God's two most fundamental commandments is like it. (Matt 22:37-40) This is why you MUST follow BOTH of God's two most fundamental commandments TOGETHER in order to get to really know God. If you ignore second commandment, then the "truth" that you are following is a teaching of Satan, not of God. This second commandment serves as a "universal reference" which enables us to view things as God views them, so that we can act according to HIS will "on earth as it is in Heaven." My enclosed letter to Rev Gimenez discusses this point in greater detail.
The concept of "absolute truths" has frequently been used by Satan to "morally justify" all sorts of ungodly doctrines and conduct, because those who believe in such "absolute truths" generally look only at the concepts and not at the proven results of those concepts. The concept of ":absolute truths" tends to act like the "blinders" that used to be put on horses to keep them from looking to either side. A classic example of this is the man-made doctrine of prohibiting the use of artificial contraceptives for "birth control" purposes which was dreamed up by some unmarried men in the Vatican about 60 years ago. The Pope's disregard for God's PRESENT guidance on that particular issue has seriously degraded the credibility and effectiveness of the entire Catholic Church. The Pope can exercise a limited amount of temporal power by hiring and firing people and issuing decrees, but in the long run, the Pope's real power and effectiveness increases or decreases in direct proportion to the extent to which he is following God's two most fundamental commandments. Pope John-Paul II appears to be doing a better job of following those two commandments than most of the world's present religious leaders, but his efforts are still largely ineffective, because he has still not obeyed God's commandments and destroyed Satan's national sovereignty shield. (Matt 12:29 and Num 21:8-9) Even the Pope cannot ignore God's two most fundamental commandments and get away with it. (Rev 15:4)
The communist belief that they can "change the nature of man" by changing his environment is also somewhat misleading, but once again, your implication that the opposite is true is even MORE MISLEADING. There is actually quite a lot of evidence available to support the communists' beliefs in this regard. They may not be able to change the "nature" of people by changing their environment, but they can certainly influence the way most people conduct themselves by manipulating their environment. This can be easily demonstrated. In order to maintain "law and order", you must have an effective police force. Take away the police force, and eventually you will have anarchy.
Speaking of anarchy, in a kill-or-be-killed situation, I wouldn't trust a communist within shooting distance. But the solution is not to "eliminate all communists", the solution is to eliminate the kill-or-be-killed situation, the slow-moving SUPER-DEADLY ANARCHY known as the "national sovereignty system." After all, who is more responsible for the killing that is going on: those people in the kill-or-be-killed situation who actually do the killing? Or those people "behind the scenes" who were responsible for creating or maintaining the kill-or-be-killed situation in the first place?
It is ironic to see you criticizing the communists on the grounds that their supreme goal is to "change the nature of man." After all, isn't one of the objectives of Christianity to teach people how to be "born again"? These two goals are not really all that different; the primary difference is in how to get from here to there. As you pointed out, the communists generally view people from the top down, as if people were semi-controllable robots who need to be controlled by manipulations in their environments and goals. The communists have a high regard for propaganda but a relatively low regard for the value of truth (i.e. they lie a lot). Because of this, they can't trust anybody very much. This is why they have to maintain such a "police state" in order to "control" their own people.
Jesus taught that people's "nature" could be changed by getting them to commit themselves to following God's two most fundamental commandments (by getting them to become members of the Kingdom of God). As pointed out in the enclosed series of letters, in order to participate as a member of the Kingdom of God, you must look at all concepts, look at the results of those concepts, and evaluate both the concepts and the results according to both of God's two most fundamental commandments. You must also use Christ's double-edged sword of truth when necessary to destroy the popularity of those concepts that prove to be ungodly relative to those criteria. Since the second of those two commandments is to love your neighbor as yourself, Christianity is inherently an INTERPERSONAL religion (Matt 18:20). It views people in terms of their concepts and in terms of the ways that those concepts cause people to conduct themselves in relation to the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. It views concepts from the top down, from the bottom up, indeed from ALL directions, and it seeks to change concepts when necessary in order to make them better conform with God's will. The reason that Christians can love their enemies as themselves, is because they define concepts rather than people as their "enemies." This enables them to bring about changes in a PEACEFUL manner (and eliminate any plausible need to use violent methods for such purposes). Although it does not eliminate the need for a police force, it greatly reduces the need for police, because with this kind of motivation, people can generally be trusted to HELP rather than hurt their neighbors. This is why we in the United States can live with far greater freedom than the communists can without creating an anarachy..
The communist theory for bringing about needed changes is not really "diametrically opposed" to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The communists merely consider and use a small portion of the peaceful options that are considered and used by true servants of God to bring about needed changes. Since the conceptual scope of the communists is quite limited, when the peaceful options within their limited scope don't work, they often resort to violent methods to achieve their goals. Christianity has a tremendous advantage over the religion of communism, because it is so flexible that it can be applied to (and produce changes in) ALL matters that have anything to do with human relations, provided that such changes are in accordance with God's will. People often lie to serve THEIR OWN purposes, but you NEVER have to lie to serve God's purposes. As long as you follow God's principles of truth and love, God will support you--often in ways that you weren't even expecting.
Karl Marx concentrated primarily on destroying the popularity of certain economic concepts (capitalism, private ownership of property, the "fee enterprise" system, etc.), because in his day, those concepts WERE producing ungodly results. Unfortunately, Marx resorted to advocating Satanic methods for bringing about the needed changes, largely because he mistakenly assumed that God did not exist. The reason he assumed that God did not exist was because the leaders of Christianity and Judaism in those days WERE ACTING AS IF GOD DID NOT ACTUALLY EXIST (by their miserable failure to follow God's two most fundamental commandments). This was the greatest mistake that Marx made, and it wasn't entirely his fault. As history has shown, God has allowed Marx's ideology to achieve some degree of success in spite of its ungodly aspects, because (by default) in some countries that ideology has done more to accomplish God's purposes than has the church. Meanwhile, in the United States, Europe, and Japan, most of the problems that inspired Marx to develop the ideology of communism have been resolved for the most part by modifying the concept of "capitalism", "private ownership of property", and "free enterprise" rather than destroying them. The proven success of these modified concepts so far indicates that they do fairly well conform with the will of God, even better than communism. The Soviets themselves have found it necssary to modify their ideas about communism in order to better conform with God's will (whether they realize it or not).
You people like to use the word "supernatural" when referring to God, but I can't even find the world "supernatural" listed in my copies of "Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible", or "Cruden's Popular Concordance." Jesus taught that "God is SPIRIT; and those who worship Him must worship Him in SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH." (John 4:24) Even communists and atheists will admit that the "spirit of national sovereignty" is quite REAL in today's world. After all, hundreds of millions of people have been killed by that spirit; some people have even died WILLINGLY for the sake of it! Furthermore, the spirit of national sovereignty is the "cornerstone" and ultimate objective of the United States' foreign policy. The Spirit of God is just as REAL as the spirit of national sovereignty, but even more so. God's principles of truth and love are eternal. They exist and continually shape the course of human events, regardless of whether or not anyone pays any particular attention to them. But the spirit of national sovereignty can exist only as long as our religious leaders ALLOW it to exist. When our religious leaders finally decided to OBEY God's commandments and utterly destroy the popularity of that bloody idol, the "spirit of national sovereignty" will rapidly fade out of existence--forever!
Does God really exist? Throughout the centuries, theologians and philosophers have written numerous volumes trying to "prove" that God exists. By doing so, they have made a relatively simple matter appear to be complicated. GOD EXISTS BY DEFINITION, just a reality and love exist by definition. (Exodus 3:14) To say that "there is no such thing as God" is absurd. That is like saying "there is no such thing as reality" or "there is not such thing as love." Even an atheist will admit that love exists, even though he can't measure it with a yardstick. How does he know that love exists? Because at one time or another, he has PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED love. How de we know that God exists? Because by following His two most fundamental commandments without placing any restrictions whatsoever on the applicability of those two commandments, we can EXPERIENCE HIM GUIDING US LIKE A FATHER! As the Bible says, seek and ye shall find. (Luke 10:9, note also Heb 11:6)
Whether or not "spirits" are actually "supernatural" can be debated, but the fact that they NORMALLY manifest themselves as popular concepts can be scientifically measured by opinion surveys and their influence on human conduct can be readily observed by anyone. Popular concepts come and go, but the Spirit of God is eternal. When we follow God's two most fundamental commandments of truth and love, the Spiritual Force that we are perceiving is the Force which created the universe. I don't need to see a "supernatural sign" to believe in God or to put my faith in God, and that is probably the way God wants it to be. (Matt 12:39)
"For the LOVE OF money is the root of all evil; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with with many pangs." (1 Tim 6:10)
In chapter 9 of our book, you criticized numerous "Trilateral Commission" members who are serving in our government, because they appear to be thinking in terms of possibly establishment of a "one-world government." My experience over the past ten years indicates that the opposite is true (Ref: my enclosed series of letters). Our political leaders seem to regard the concept of national sovereignty to be more holy and sacred than God Himself. They would sooner spend hundreds of billions of dollars on Satanic tinker toys such as the MX Missile System and play "Russian Roulette" with the lives of every man, women, and child on this planet, than to give the American people an opportunity to chose a world-government alternative to such madness. Apparently, they regard the world-government alternative as being "unthinkable", and THAT is the fault of our religious leaders. Those hundreds of billions of dollars could be far better spent to help raise the standard of living of people throughout the entire world in the context of a true world government, but that would mean that our political leaders would have to relinquish some of their taxing authority over the American people to a level of government higher than themselves ("unthinkable"). As long as the preservation of our "national sovereignty" remains the "cornerstone" and ultimate objective of our foreign policy, then spending hundreds of billions of dollars on weapons such as the MX Missile System will remain "the logical thing to do."
When our forefathers ratified the US Constitution in 1989, in doing so, they agreed to relinquish a significant portion of their state's "sovereignty" for the common good of all of the states. If our forefathers has as little faith in God as our present political leaders have displayed, they would never have ratified the US Constitution, and there would never have been a United States of America. It is not really our freedoms which are at stake on this national sovereignty issue, because in many parts of the world (especially in the Soviet Union), there are numerous "political prisoners" and "religious prisoners" who are in jail BECAUSE of this national sovereignty beast that you are trying to preserve. If you examine the explanations which those governments give their own people regarding such actions, you will find that in most cases, those people were imprisoned because (rightly or wrongly) the authorities believed that they were a threat to their "national security." The national sovereignty system has also allowed two-bit demagogues (like Pol Pot and Idi Amin) to have far more power over the life and death for their citizens than any man really deserves to have. The primary issue that is at stake here is who will have the authority to levy taxes directly on the people of the world and determine how those taxes will be spent.
Think about it. Which do you think would do a better job of preserving our freedoms: a true world government guided by a true Kingdom of God that takes God's two most fundamental commandments SERIOUSLY? Or a continuation of our present policy of relying on an arsenal of nuclear weapons that we hardly dare to use?
Your reference to the Soviet goal of "world domination" is a bit naive. The Soviets are shooting for much higher stakes than mere "world domination." As you pointed out in chapter 10 of your book, it does appear now that the Soviets are preparing to literally "take over the world without firing a shot" by means of a grand nuclear ultimatum backed with a cut-off of mid-East oil supplies to keep the western nations from stalling for time. If the national sovereignty system doesn't blow even before the world reaches that point, then such a Soviet attempt would almost certainly cause it to blow. The leaders of the Soviet Union SHOULD learn something from their Afghanistan experience about the remarkable ability which the spirit of national sovereignty has for inspiring people to act irrationally--but they propably won't learn that lesson.
The main reason the Soviet intentions in this regard aren't more obvious to most Americans, is because our political leaders, news editors, and religions leaders have been conceptually blinded by the lies told for the sake of national sovereignty (especially the "international law" myth). The establishment of a communist true world government is as important to the communists as the second coming of Christ is to Christianity. The leaders of the Soviet Union have been thinking in terms of a "communist world government" (Soviet World Empire) ever since the days of Lenin. They have often stated their belief that "history is on their side." To the extent that they are (by default) the only political leaders in the world today who are seriously thinking in terms of establishing a true world government of any kind, they may be right. But the way they are attempting to go about it (and the way we are attempting to resist it) will almost certainly bring about the annihilation of the entire human race. The recent change in the US strategic nuclear policy to allow for the possibility of a limited nuclear war may sound fine in theory, but if you think that any of the world's nuclear decision-makers will continue to act "rationally" when they know that nuclear missiles are flying in their direction, then you are simply deluding yourself.
In fact, even now the probabilities of a nuclear war erupting are far higher than any of the world's political leaders would care to admit. It won't be hard for such a war to erupt. It will be EASY! The "logical trees" for the total annihilation of the human race are already fully grown and quite ripe. (Ref: my letter to Rev Gimenez). The technology to bring about the total annihilation of the human race has ALREADY been developed and has been put into place ("spring-loaded"). All it will take during some crisis situation is a "logical click" in the mind of any one of the ever-growing number of decision-makers who have the means and authority to ignite a spectacular nuclear "grand finale" for the entire human race. It won't really take too great a crisis to make the demonic concept of "preemptive nuclear strike" take on the appearance of being "the final solution."
Doesn't it make you even a little bit uneasy to know that our political leaders are betting your life and the lives of every other man, woman, and child on this planet on the flimsy hope that they can continually "control" this ever-growing national sovereignty beast (year after year) by means of "delicate negotiations?" Of course, if the world is lucky (lucky?), a World War III may erupt that falls somewhat short of being an all-out nuclear exchange, perhaps wiping out only about a third of the world's population. The scriptures definitely allow for the possibility that the second coming of Christ may occur AFTER such a war. But don't delude yourself into thinking that "God will be on our side" if such a war occurs. He will NOT be on our side if such a war occurs, because as shown in the enclosed series of letters, for at least ten years now, our nation's political leaders, news agencies, AND religious leaders have TURNED THEIR BACKS ON GOD! On some of the most important issues of our time (the national sovereignty issue and the direct popular vote), our nation's political leaders, news agencies, and religious leaders have proven to be NO MORE HONEST OR SINCERE THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE SOVIET UNION!
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." (John 3:19)
"On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me you evildoers.'" (Matt 7:22-23)
Obviously, the second coming of Christ is going to be GOOD NEWS for some, and BAD news for others. So far, our religious leaders have been successfully hiding in the "darkness" created by the voluntary censorship practices of our national and international news agencies. If our religious leaders continue to turn their backs on God, the time will come when at least one of those news agencies will publish this entire series of letters in an attempt to save their own lives and the lives of their readers (most of our major news agencies have received copies of this entire series of letters). If that's the way it happens, then EVERY ONE of our better known religious leaders will be caught "standing naked" with NO GODLY EXPLANATION for why they REFUSED to obey God's two most fundamental and most important commandments, EVEN TO SAVE THE LIFES OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN! It can happen any day now.
According to the standards of national sovereignty, our religious leaders are "perfectly innocent." After all, they seldom ever get involved in "matters of political concern." But according to God's standards, they are among the greatest and DEADLIEST sinners presently walking this earth! What sins have they committed? 1) They have grossly violated the first of the Ten Commandments by subordinating God to the idolatry of national sovereignty. 2) They have grossly violated the second of the Ten Commandments by worshipping flags. 3) And they have grossly violated the third of the Ten Commandments by claiming to represent God while advocating violations of (or refusing to obey) God's two most fundamental commandments. It is no accident that these three commandments are at the top of the list. Although our religious leaders don't talk about these three commandments very much, they are BY FAR the most important of the Ten Commandments. Those who violate the commandment "Thou shalt not kill" are usually responsible for the deaths of only a few people, or in rare cases perhaps a few hundred people. These are people who have killed others with their hands, or with weapons that they themselves control. But as far as God is concerned, those who have been violating the first three of the Ten Commandments ARE responsible for the deaths of HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE! They killed those people not with their hands, but with their LIES! (Matt 15:10-20).
The third of the Ten Commandments applies to our religious leaders in particular. Jesus Chris referred to violations of this commandment as "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit." (Mark 2:29-30). Jesus pointed out that the sin of claiming to represent God while advocating violations of (or refusing to obey) His two most fundamental commandments is unforgivable. That makes sense, because you MUST follow both of God's two most fundamental commandments in order to qualify for the forgiveness of sins, and if you claim to represent God while advocating violations of (or refusing to obey) God's two most fundamental commandments, then God holds you responsible not only for your own sins, but ALSO FOR THE SINS OF ALL OF THOSE WHOM YOU HAVE MISLED! (Matt 18:1-7) If you die for some reason before you have corrected that problem, then you will NEVER have an opportunity to redeem yourself in the eyes of God, or in the eyes of all future generations of mankind (if there are any future generations of mankind). This generation of political leaders, news editors, and religious leaders will ultimately be judged ACCORDING TO GOD'S STANDARDS OF TRUTH AND LOVE, NOT ACCORDING TO THE STANDARDS OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY!
When the second coming of Christ occurs, some of our better known religious leaders my claim "my staff members never let me see those letters." But that excuse won't hack it with God (or with the survivors of a World War III, if there are any). The staff members work under the authority and direction of the religious leaders. The religious leaders themselves have established the criteria which their staff members use to determine which letters the religious leaders get to see and which letters they are not to be "bothered" with. So our religious leaders have only THEMSELVES to blame if they don't get to see these letters, and if they attempt to transfer the blame to their staff members, they will only end up eternally condemning their staff members as well as themselves.
As Jesus Christ pointed out, "My sheep know my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:27) If you claim to be part of the Kingdom of God and find yourself being criticized by ANYONE for not obeying God's two most fundamental commandments, then YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE STAFF had better listen and listen well, because to the extent that those criticisms are true, those criticisms are originating from your KING!
At this point, Satan may be telling you "That unknown person with no credentials has a big mouth. He's seeking to change the times and the laws. He may be that little horn described in the 7th chapter of Daniel, an agent on Satan, the Anti-Christ. He may even claim to be the Messiah. You'd better not follow him." To the contrary, I merely claim to be one grain of "salt", in the figurative sense that Jesus used that term in Matt 5:13. I am not trying to get you to follow me; I am trying to get you to follow GOD, to OBEY His two most fundamental and MOST IMPORTANT commandments without any restrictions whatsoever on the applicability of those two commandments. No agent of Satan would ever do that. (Matt 5:24) If you ignore the points made in these letters, you are not merely ignoring me, YOU ARE ALSO IGNORING GOD, because ANYONE who uses Christ's double-edged sword of truth is a servant of God, a REPRESENTATIVE OF GOD!
As described in my 18 Oct 79 letter to Pope John-Paul II, that "little horn" in the 7th Chapter of Daniel is the religion of conflict between the so-called "free world" and the "communist world" which began at the end of World War I but which didn't really become a great "beast" (Rev 13:11-18) until after the establishment of the United Nations at the end of World War II. This beast arose, because in spite of its claims, the United Nations was actually designed to be subordinated to the concept of national sovereignty (thereby making it a false "world governement"), so for most practical purposes it was incapable of fulfilling the badly needed role of "world policeman." Since there was not effective "world policeman", what we had was a slow-moving SUPER-DEADLY international anarchy. The insecurity created by this anarchy and the conflicting ideologies led to the establishment of this "east-west conflict" beast, complete with ideological hatreds, H-bombs, and wars "by proxy". These wars "by proxy" (Korean War, Vietnam War, Angola, etc.) were generated, because the nuclear weapons possessed by both of the "superpowers" made it too risky for the "superpowers" to fight each other directly. (It is much easier for political leaders to start wars when they know that their own lives are not at stake). The Old and New Testament prophets could see that the evolution of the weapons of war would eventually lead to such a "superpower" beast. The very existence of this "superpower" beast and the fact that it is being overpowered by the national sovereignty beast itself, is evidence that the ENTIRE NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY SYSTEM IS ABOUT TO BLOW! If our religious leaders don't destroy this national sovereignty beast by means of a verbal holocaust, then it will destroy itself by means of a nuclear holocaust and take at least a third of mankind and very possibly ALL of mankind right along with it!
The national sovereignty system has s life of its own. Even the President of the United States and leaders of the Soviet Union cannot really control it.
Perhaps Satan is telling you, "Why not wait until the world is on the brink of a World War III before you decide to obey God's commandments relative to the concept of national sovereignty? By then it will be easy, because most people will be scared ten shade of pale and eager to believe ANYTHING that might get them out of this mess they got themselves into." Why not? Because Satan's bloody national sovereignty beast is ALREADY killing men, women, and children at the rate of at least 2,500,000 people per month! [250,000 per month? That's horrendous either way!] And it is going to get worse, if you people continue to "walk on the other side of the road." It is easy for us sitting in our air-conditioned homes to "logically disconnect" our minds from the dreadful consequences of our efforts to preserve that bloody national sovereignty beast. Hitler was able to "logically disconnect" his mind from the consequences of his efforts to preserve his Nazi beast. Likewise, Pol Pot was able to "logically disconnect" his mind from the bloody consequences of his efforts to preserve his beast. It is easy, when you don't have to see the faces of your victims as they suffer and die. But God sees their faces, and HE IS FURIOUS, especially at those who falsely claim to represent HIM while advocating violations of HIS commandments in order to preserve the bloodiest idol ever created! (Exodus 20:7)
Sure the Soviet's ideology of communism has gotten tens of millions of people killed, but OUR ideology of "national sovereignty" has gotten HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of people killed. As long as we seek to preserve that bloody idol, then we are nor more "moral" than they are. By refusing to obey God's two most fundamental commandments relative to the concept of national sovereignty, our religious leaders are condemning all of us, not only to an eventual death by means of a nuclear holocaust, but in the meantime to a SPIRITAUL DEATH--to a goal in life no more noble than to preserve the bloodiest idol ever created. By refusing to obey God's two most fundamental commandments, our religious leaders are condemning our SOULS as well as our bodies! (Matt 23:13, Luke 11.52).
Another reason why we shouldn't wait until we are on the brink of a World War III, is because by then it will probably be tool late for you to do anything to stop it. You may be aware that there is some "international tension" occurring, but since decisions regarding war are usually made "in secret, behind closed doors", you are not likely to be fully aware of the seriousness of the situation until at least some of those nuclear weapons start actually exploding. During the Cuban missile crises in 1962, very few people were aware that President Kennedy had brought the world to the brink of a possible World War III until he announced that he had done so in a TV broadcast on the evening of 22 October 1962. Fortunately, the Soviet Union backed down that time. The next time they might not.
More likely than not, if a World War III does erupt (due to the refusal of our religious leaders to take God's two most fundamental commandments seriously) , it will occur at a time when at least 98% of its initial victims are conducting "business as usual." The sequence of events leading up to the explosion of Mt. St. Helens on 18 May provides a classic example of how human minds normally deal with the inevitable, when they don't know exactly when the inevitable will occur. There was ample warning at least a week in advance that Mt. St. Helens was going to explode: one old man said he didn't care, others said, "Well, it won't happen today." When Mt. St. Helens finally blew up, most of its victims perished while conducting "business as usual." There may be some indications a few days or so before World War III actually erupts, but most people have been so blinded by the lies told for the sake of national sovereignty that they simply won't believe what their eyes and ears are telling them.
In your book, you described the "Jupiter effect", which is likely to be have disturbing effect upon the earth's surface (earthquakes) and weather patterns in 1982. I highly recommend that you read a book entitled "The Ion Effect", a paper-back book by Fred Syoka and Alan Edmonds. The Jupiter effect will also have an effect upon the ionization of the earth's atmosphere, similar to but even greater than the effect which the moon has. If the gravitational effect which the moon has on the earth's atmospheric ionization is enough to make some people act "luny", can you imagine what will happen to people's abilities to act "rationally" when the Jupiter effect occurs?
You people have a lot of work to do and not very much time left to do it in. If our religious leaders don't commit themselves to obeying God's two most fundamental commandments SERIOUSLY and utterly destroy the popularity of the bloody national sovereignty idol, then there is very little chance that there will be any human beings left alive on this planet to observe the year 2000. In fact, the chances that there will be any human beings left alive on this planet to observe the year 1985 aren't all that good either (Matt 12:25)
It was no accident that Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself on a cross. He knew EXACTLY was he was doing. Through many long centuries of censorship for the sake of national sovereignty, that cross has served as a symbol of the intersection of truth and love. Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself on that cross of truth and love to show the religious leaders of THIS GENERATION how to save the human race from totally annihilating itself for the honor and glory of "national sovereignty". Our religious leaders must also sacrifice themselves on that cross of truth and love and ACCEPT THE BLAME for the world-wide bloodshed created by the idolatry of national sovereignty, because it really IS their fault!
God set it up for our religious leaders to solve this idolatry problem. It is their JOB! But so far, they have REFUSED to bear the cross! They have been acting like a bunch of twentieth century Pharisees, insisting that God show them some kind of "supernatural sign", before they will agree to take the teachings of Jesus Christ SERIOUSLY. (Matt 12:39) As the song goes,
Oh when the Saints..
Oh when the Saints...
Oh when the Saints go marching in...
Oh how I'd love the be in that number...
When the Saints go marching in....
That "number" is ready. But where are the Saints? Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals? (Rev 5:2) Who is worthy to break through the censorship practices of our news agencies and destroy the popularity of that bloody idol?
Christopher C. Currie
1641 7th Avenue
Langley AFB, VA 23665
Info copies to: Pope Johh-Paul II, Jack Van Imp, Dr. Howard C. Estep, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, and elsewhere...
The following enclosed letters serve to illustrate and support the points made in this letter:
Early 1970's Series:
1. My 1 Aug 70 letter to President Richard Nixon.
2. My Sep 70 attachment to copies of that letter entitled "Additional points to consider"
3. Some Oct 70 comments on human thinking processes entitled "Decision Theory (or Theories)"
4. My 7 Dec 70 letter to The New York Times
5. My 22 Dec 70 letter to The Associated Press
6. My 28 Jan 71 letter to Congressman Robert Drinan
7. My 2 Feb 71 letter to The United Presbyterian Church, USA Headquarters
8. My 10 Feb 71 letter to Pope Paul VI
9. My 16 Feb 71 letter to Senator George McGovern
10. My 23 Feb 71 letter to Senator George McGovern
11. My 27 Feb 71 letter to President Richard Nixon
12. My 28 Feb 71 letter to Senator Mike Mansfield
13. My 30 Mar 71 letter to Rev. Dr. Billy Graham
14. My 11 Apr 71 letter to Christianity and Crisis
15. My 10 May 71 letter to Senator Vance Hartke
16. My 27 Jun 71 letter to the Sun-Times
17. My 26 Jul 71 letter to George W. Ball, c/o Newsweek Magazine
18. My 27 Jul 71 letter to Pope Paul VI
19. My 14 Sep 71 letter to Headquarters, Seventh Day Adventists
20. My Sep 71 comments concerning past and present peace efforts #1
21. My Sep 71 comments concerning past anfd present peace efforts #2
22. My 27 Sep 71 letter to Senator Mark Hatfield
23. My 27 Sep 71 letter to LIFE Magazine
24. My 12 Jan 72 letter to Headquarters, Seventh Day Adventists
25. My 15 May 72 letter to The New York Times
26. My 7 July 72 letter to Father Theodore Hesburgh
27. My 17 Oct 72 letter to Senator Edward Kennedy
A Jul 79 article on electoral college systems entitled, "We Should Be Proud of Our Electoral College System!" submitted to Reader's Digest for possible publication.
1. My 28 Aug 79 letter to Pope John-Paul II w/attachment entitled, "A Commentary on St. John's Book of Revelations From the Point of View of God's Two Most Fundamental Commandments."
2. My 18 Oct 79 letter to Pope John Paul II
3. My 14 Apr 80 letter to President Jimmy Carter
4. My 8 May 80 letter to Rev. John Gimenez (organizer of the Warshington for Jesus rally)
Does this mean that for the past 25 years, some of our best-known religious leaders (and news agencies) have been "sitting on" what will be regarded by ALL future generations of mankind as one of the most IMPORTANT news stories in this millennium? Well, yes!
Does this mean that some of our religious leaders and news agencies could have saved the lives of AT LEAST 20 MILLION MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN over the past 25 years SIMPLY BY TELLING THE TRUTH--but refused to do so? YES!
[Some historians may argue such an alternative was unfeasible during the "cold war", but in light of the Biblical ammunition which God has provided us, I strongly disagree. In any case, that excuse is no longer applicable.]
With regards the article on this web site entitled "The Golden Goose of American Politics":
Have our news agencies been practicing censorship to keep Americans from learning about the repeatedly demonstrated MODERATING INFLUENCE which the our Elector College System has had on the nature of presidential politics in the Unites States? Yes! [for almost as many years]
And have they been doing this even though it's a lesson which, if applied, would have significantly helped to create peace and political stability in Bosnia, the Middle East, Rwanda, Northern Ireland, etc? Yes!
[Oddly enough, they've been practicing such censorship to protect the "direct popular vote" ideology, even though we don't even use a direct popular vote electoral system for electing our own president.]
Those who practice censorship to keep others from learning about realistic alternatives for solving problems are in fact helping to perpetuate those problems. One doesn't have to be an "ordained minister" to recognize that there is something MORALLY WRONG with such practices, especially when large numbers of human lives are at stake.
As pointed out in my article "How it all Began", censorship is a tool of Satan, not of God. The censorship which these letters and issues have encountered so far serves to further illustrates why the people of the world DESPARATELY NEED a "New Jerusalem" as envisioned by Jesus Christ. The human costs of not having it have been HORRENDOUS!
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