ESTABLISHING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
by Janis S
Humanity took a wrong path in our dark, murky past, somewhere in the region of Iraq, known as the cradle of Western Civilization. The path from hunting to agriculture was vicious and bloody. In the beginning, we are told there was a Garden of Eden. I believe that to be true.
Did God drive mankind from the Garden? No. Was Eve the guilty party, the one who sinned and caused man, Adam, to sin? No. People moved about like nomads, hunting and gathering fruit from the Garden. People banded together in family units, with women the head of the family and the tribe. Societies or families were not war-driven to kill each other off. The discovery of grain, and the storage thereof, caused the growth of cities. Cities grew governments. The woman no longer ran the household. Man took over and created politics, and a class system of priestly rulers and many slaves, a government and a usury/debt/money system to support that government, in short, a capitalist system. From socialism to capitalism—that's the original sin. Agriculture replaced hunting. This was not the sin. Man replaced woman as being in charge. This was not wise, but was not the sin. It was man though, who put money in charge, and this was the original sin because the love of money created all the other sins as enumerated in the ten commandments. Man created money and ownership, lending and debt. This was the original sin. It was known as far back as the Sumerian culture, and so, has been around for a very long time. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10
This article is linked to THE WAY OUT by the same author in a previous posting
Religion (Christian) has told us we need to repent, be baptized, and believe
in Jesus, and we will go to heaven, that we will be rewarded with material wealth, that gifts to the church will buy our way into heaven because our nature is sinful from birth, lower than a worm and we need Christ to intercede for us because we were created evil and born to be poor. What kind of a God would create evil beings? Only a man-made God would dream up something like that. Christianity was created out of the Roman Empire to keep the Empire alive for after the fall of Rome. And so another power system was establish in the name of religion. And Christ and the teachings of Jesus were buried deep within the official Church. The church tells you to believe in the church. Jesus says you are to believe in God, love God, and your neighbor as yourself. That's the recipe for socialism and the Kingdom of Heaven. “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.” (Proverbs 1:1)
The person of Jesus said he came to establish the Kingdom of God on earth.
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel’” (Mark 1:13-14).
"I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose” (Luke 4:43).
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
The Kingdom is supposed to be established on earth. Let us go establish the Kingdom of God. It isn't that hard. “29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." (Matthew 11:29-30) First thing to establish is rules to live by based on the 6 elements. Remember what a person needs to survive: earth, air, food, clothing, shelter, and love which without any one of these necessities, a person will die. The same is true of a community or civilization. But we will start with a community, which is a living, breathing organism and has needs, just like a person, for its survival. They are:
common moral code of behavior
means of trade
means of passing on the knowledge
We were intended to live a life in balance and harmony. Modern man does everything for profit only, and this is killing him, along with all life. The problem with modern day life is that it has become totally artificial, phony. Even the food we eat is phony. That's what genetically modified crops are. And cattle, chickens, and pigs are warehoused in monstrous, torturous pens, injected with hormones and antibiotics to counteract the filth in which they are forced to live. We then ingest the animal as a product. It is no wonder we are a sickly lot. Our souls are very sickly as well for torturing the animals the way we do. “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” Do you have some illusion that the elite will invite you into their gated compound. You must act before you become that cow headed towards the slaughter.