What is Truth
“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Yeshua answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
“ What is truth!” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. (John 18:37-38)
What is Truth...Some say truth is your own belief system but that is a lie, for, there is only one truth and truth is not what we make it. There are no grey areas to truth, it is either truth or it is a lie. Truth has an origin and to know it, we must find that origin or we will spend our lives spinning our own truth or living our lives on the "truth" of others. Why should you believe what I am about to present as the truth? The answer to that is because it is not my truth. It is the truth I have pursued my entire life, it is endless and its depths are infinite.
What is the first truth given to mankind? "Of every tree in the garden you may eat freely but of the tree in the midst of the garden of Good and Evil, of that tree you must not eat." "For in the day you eat of that tree, you will surely die." I would say, that is a clear-cut warning, direct and to the point.
Therefore, I guess we know what the first lie is. "You shall NOT SURELY DIE for God knows, in the day that you eat of the tree, your eyes shall be opened knowing good and evil and you shall be as gods." This lie was, literally, swallowed hook, line and sinker.
First question everyone asks. "Why would God put that temptation before His children He created and loved?"
Because God made man with free will and without a choice, there is no such thing as free will and the only ultimate choice for Adam and Eve was to trust and obey Him or chose the lie of the rebel.
That "choice" remains on the table until this very moment of our lives, that choice was passed down to every single "human" ever born and I stress the word human here because where I lead in my writings on this site will most likely be things that you have never heard before and that most will reject and move on going no further.
I, by the leading of the Spirit of God and not of myself, will take you on a journey past your basic every Sunday, Children's Church teachings. Are you not yet tired of the same sermons learned in Sunday school? Are you not weary of Men's Dinners, Lady's Teas, Rummage Sales, Bake Sales and Building Fund Raisers while you cannot find answers to the dilemmas in your own life? Does your mind not wonder what, on earth, is going on in this ever-increasing violent world in which you raise your family? Do you not see the churches emptying and the lost are not reached. Do you not see the hostility increasing against Christianity because the churches are as they were in the days of the Pharisees and Sadducees? This Christian persecution will take place in the Last Days regardless but we are to be the true representative of Yeshua. Do you not know, Judgment Day is upon us and it begins in the House of the Lord? What do all your fundraisers, dinners, teas and retreats mean if you are not drawing people into your church, if all you are is a bunch of like-minded believers getting together like the local VFW, if all church is to you is a family tradition?
We must ask ourselves, do we really know God and what does the world actually see when it looks at us, His supposed representatives here on this earth?
As Difficult As It Is, You Need To See It
My entire life, in the search for truth, I am of the extremely firm belief that, you must present everything in the reality of what it is or what it was. Every Hollywood movie I ever saw, about the crucifixion, shows Yeshua with a little bruising on the face from the beating and the flogging scenes are a joke compared to the reality of what Christ went through to pay for our sins. That is until Mel Gibson came along with a mindset to show it, in the brutality, that it most likely was. You can say anything you want about Mel, he is a man, a fallible man, nothing more nothing less as all men. He will stand before God and be judged just as the rest of us will. No one would back him on the making of, "The Passion of the Christ", so he took 6 million of his own dollars and did what he felt God was pushing him to do for ten years or more and the end result was nothing less than astounding.
The outcry from the Hollywood industry concerning the "violence" in this movie was just laughable considering the filth, smut and violent films they produce and spoon feed to the masses. Movies that warp the adult psychic and turn your children into desensitized monsters.
We need to sit there and squirm at just what our Savior endured to bridge the gap between God and mankind once and for all. We need to see every lash of the cat o' nine tails that Jesus, willfully, endured to heal our Spiritual condition. A whip with multiple straps, lead tipped with nails, glass, and bone at the ends to ensure the flesh was ripped to ribbons down to the bone. We need to see every 39 lashes as the Romans, gleefully, enjoyed their sport of maiming the one who sacrificed Himself for each and every one of us. He did not just have a few bruises on his face. He was mercilessly beaten, His beard ripped out of His face and long thorns forced through the skin of His head scratching the surface of His skull. Isaiah 52:14- "Just as there were many that were appalled at Him. His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness." Beaten to the point of near death, watch Him attempt to carry that cross to Golgotha, "the place of the skull", falling over and over in the attempt to finish His mission, "I make all things new." He had to have help carrying His cross he bore for us. I doubt there are many of us that have felt that type of pain for that amount of time to even use that word. If we could really get into our soul what He went through for us, it will enable us to put our sinful ways in check a lot easier.
Crucifixion was such a painfully agonizing way to die that the Romans made up a new word for the pain. The pain was so intense, they literally needed a new word to describe it, that word is, "excruciating", meaning literally, "from the cross".
So, I make no apologies for any images or videos, I choose to include on this website. I watch, "The Passion of Christ", every year when His death is put into remembrance but I remember every day what He endured for me, it helps me stay on the straight and narrow.
Let's look at, the Actor, Jim Caviezel
Basically, an unknown actor before, "The Passion of the Christ", at least unknown to me and the criticism that Gibson and Caviezel received is just brutal. Jim Caviezel states that he is now shunned by the movie industry. This is no surprise because the majority of those in the industry are a bunch of Godless, money-grubbing, anything goes for a buck Satanist. No Hollywood A-list actor would dare consider taking on the part of Jesus Christ (in a truly positive light) because it would put their career in the toilet. The fact is, a real believer had to do this part or the outcome would be totally different. Both actor and producer knew this was a possible career ender.
What the industry did not know was that there was something much bigger going on behind the scenes. Something supernaturally extraordinary and that was, this movie was ordained, blessed and sanctioned by God Himself. It was Gibson's 6 million dollars that brought this movie to the entire world and, little did the industry know what a blockbuster, money maker it was going to be, grossing 611.9 million at the Box Office. I think God gave Mel a more than a fair return on his investment and it speaks volumes to what it, actually, is that people are seeking.
The most interesting thing to me, concerning Jim Caviezel, is that when I watch, "The Passion", I do not see Jim Caviezel, the actor and the character of Christ do not intersect, there is no semblance of Caviezel in the character. My mind is focused on Christ and Christ alone.
The fact that the movie was made in the original Aramaic language, was also thought to be, a bad move but proved to only enhanced the experience. Caviezel took on the challenge of learning his entire script in Aramaic, and that in itself makes Caviezel an extraordinary actor. He was into the making of this movie heart, mind, body and soul because it was much more than just a paycheck to him. This is what non-believers do not get, Christians who read the Word of God believe every word in the movie, understand and appreciate the sacrifice Christ made for them. Gibson did not just write a script off the top of his head, this movie is the Biblical account of the crucifixion and no one has nor will they ever do it as well as he did.
Please watch the following video about the making of the movie from Jim Caviezel's perspective.
"I'M NOT A PERFECT PERSON"
I am not a perfect person, but who is? Not any of us because if we were, He would not have sacrificed Himself to pay the price. Remember, we all had to be redeemed from the curse of death, Hell, and the grave. This is not some Fairy Tale, God loves each and everyone enough to send Himself, into this sinful world, in the form of the very ones that He created. He is the Living Word of God, sent in the flesh to lay down His life and redeem us back to Him. "Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for another." Would you lay down your life for another? How about a stranger? People say all the time, "I would take a bullet for you." Would you really? Laying down your life, so that someone else may have life, is the ultimate sacrifice. Death by crucifixion is said to be one of, if not, the most drawn-out painful deaths one can experience. Not only did He suffer in the flesh but as He did, he took our sins upon Himself and His Father had to turn from Him. He, who was without sin, had to suffer it all on His own. They did not take His life, He laid it down. Do you seriously think He wanted to go through that? In the Garden of Gathsemity, He was so distraught of what was coming that He was sweating blood and prayed to His Father, "Oh, Father, let this cup can pass from me; nonetheless, not as I will but as you will." Still, it is all just taken for granted or not believed at all. I believe it, I accept it and I love and thank Him for it. I stopped caring what others think of me a very long time ago. Those who live, eat and breathe God every day of their lives and try to share with others are considered crazy, religious fanatics. That is alright because I know, down in my very soul, that on the day I take my last breath, He will be waiting for me. If this world were all there were to our existence, it would not even be worth living because feeding the desires of the flesh are shallow and meaningless. You are so much more than flesh and bone. You have a Spirit and a Soul living within you and that is the real you. This flesh and bone is nothing more than a vehicle to get around in. Saved or unsaved, your Spirit and Flesh do nothing but war against one another and it is a constant battle right up until the end but as the Bible says, "Fight the good fight" and when it is all over He will say to us, "Well done thou good and faithful servant." Who are you a servant to? Do you serve God or do you serve yourself? If you are only serving yourself, you are in reality just serving Satan and how is that working out for you? Yeshua said, "He who is not with me is against me and he that does not gather with me scatters abroad." You see, there just is not any in between, you are either for Him or you are against Him. Once again, that is your choice and nobody else can make it for you. "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve."
As I work on this page today, it is Good Friday, March 30th, 2018. This day and the two that follow should be the most Holy Days of the year for Christians. Back in the day, all stores would close at 12:00 noon in reverence of His imprisonment, trial, and execution. Those businesses would remain closed until the following Monday after the celebration of His resurrection on Sunday.
Today, Good Friday is not even considered a National Holiday and is barely even acknowledged. Stores do no close in reverence of His sacrifice because they are making money hand over fist selling a lie and the lie is fueled by you. Parents, why do you teach your children that it is wrong to lie and then you lie to them? Why do you replace the most beautiful facts with pagan lies? An Easter Bunny that brings Easter Baskets, Easter Egg Hunts and dying Easter Eggs. How can you expect your children to believe in the God of the Bible when you have done nothing but change every Holiday related to Him, His Birth, Death, and Ressurection into a bunch of lies with Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny as the main gift giving heroes? Even a Fairy that puts money under their pillow when they lose a tooth...why is this?
It is not all about Fantasy and Fun, it is just lies. Do you not know that the day will come when you stand before a Holy God and give an account for those blessings of children that He gave you? Have you raised them up to know God? Do they know the basic Ten Commandment and have you been an example of those Commandments?
No one should be surprised by what is going on in our world with the children. As every generation progressively becomes more and more Godless, so do the people. If parents do not believe in God, they are surely not going to teach their children to believe in Him.
SECOND TIMOTHY 3 STATES HOW THE END TIMES GENERATION WILL BE
This fits the current generation like a glove.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
There was a time that parents actually disciplined their children and these children had two parents and not one. There was a time that parents stayed together committed to raising their children instead of putting their wants and desires first. Many parents today, instead of working out their relationship issues, think only of themselves and find walking away and splitting up their family unit a much more convenient alternative because their happiness comes first.
There was a time that parents took their children to church with them. They did not send them off on a bus, so the church could be their Sunday morning babysitter allowing them to sleep in or do as they want in peace. It was a family unit going to the House of God to fellowship, learn and apply the principals of God to their everyday lives.
And then came along the 60's and the 70's where all hell broke loose and everything changed. This is the time frame where good began to be evil and evil became good. This was the generation that rebelled against the "establishment", Rock-n-Roll was birthed, woman burned their bras, Time Magazine asked, "Is God Dead?", Anton LaVey wrote the "Satanic Bible" and started the first "Church of Satan" and good old Timothy Leary started dropping LSD in college student's mouths and spreading that practice to all youths coast to coast. Of course, I must be fair here, the CIA experimented on unsuspecting, innocent people by slipping them LSD to "see the effects it had on them." I can not say it was all bad because this was a profound time when God also poured out His Spirit on all that would accept Him and I was one of those. These people, of course, were called, "Jesus Freaks". Though I went out into the big bad world and was totally lost for a very long time, I came back to the Father I met one day in the 70's, a Father who waited patiently for my return.
Needless to say, it has been downhill ever since with the increase of evil in music, television, video games and an ever lying media and educational system run by the liberal atheist. The church was either deeply asleep or swept up in the madness because they never quite put the breaks on hard enough to make any major difference. Madalyn Murray O'Hair managed to single-handedly take prayer out of every school in America with her Atheist agenda. Allow me to tell you about Ms. O'Hair's demise. Ms, O'Hair hired an ex-con with a long criminal record including murder to be an office manager at her "American Atheist" organization. He was fired for stealing $54,000 from the group and then proceeded to kidnap Ms. O'Hair, one of her sons, Jon and her granddaughter Robin. They were missing for 5 years before their bodies were found burned, stacked haphazardly across each other and partially dismembered. By the way, Bill Murray, O'Hair's son, she used as a catalyst in getting prayer removed from school, is now and has been for many years a born again, Bible-believing preacher, talk about ironic. You just cannot make up a story such as this. If you click on the Bill Murray link, you will find out just what kind of woman Madalyn Murray O'Hair really was and I am afraid it is not very pretty.
Back to the topic at hand, I have run off the rails a bit. In conclusion, this nation has strayed about as far away from God as they can get. The changes I spoke of in the 60's and 70's pale in comparison to the Sodom and Gomorrah we have going on today. It was a slow steady progression that went from the Beatles to Marlyn Manson. From analog TV with 7 channels, if you were lucky, to Digital Cable filled with every filth one can imagine and your children watch it as their daily babysitter unmonitored.
These kids are constantly bombarded with violence, debauchery, and evil, of course, they know nothing of a loving God who sent His Son to die for their sins. They do not know that this sick dangerous world is not all that there is, that is why so many of them kill themselves because they have no hope as they grow up in this Hell on earth. Who is there to tell them of a loving God that is worth believing in if their own parents do not even believe? Thank God for true Youth Pastors that try and damn the wolves in sheep's clothing that are among them because, yes indeed, they are out there too. As I always say, judgment will begin in the House of God, beware ye fakers who cause these little ones to stumble.
These are the Last Days, therefore, be warned that time is very short, the door is closing on the arc once again so do not be caught on the outside because you will perish and your soul shall be eternally lost. That "Arc" is Christ the one crucified, the one who laid down His life so that you may be redeemed back to God from the curse of mankind. So, forget about your Easter Bunny, Easter Baskets, Dyed Eggs and useless family feast because if you do not have a clear view of just what it all really means, it is just useless. I do not know about this present day we live in but it used to be that church attendance soared on Easter Sunday and Christmas and that is also useless because you should be the church, the body of Christ and that should be every single day of your life.
On a final note, there are always going to be those that say, "If there was a loving God, the world would not be as it is." No, the world like anything else is what man makes it. We were given a free will, a free will to choose the ways of God or the ways of Satan. The results you see before you speak of what the masses chose.
Even though I do not celebrate "Easter" anymore, I made a video and shared it on Facebook. My hope was that it may touch someone and they would realize the sacrifice He made for us and accept Him into their life. It never got one comment nor one like. So, I have to conclude that no one is interested or I have made my worst video yet. It is graphic, of that, I have to admit but it is what was. I can and have made videos full of only pretty pictures but this does not happen to be one of them. There is just no way to "pretty-up" the truth of this. I did not even get a thumbs up from the family. I do not know, maybe my heart was just not in the right place. It took me a long time even though it is a simple slideshow and Youtube gave me Copyright infringements on it, like I may make a fortune or something. One Casting Crowns song, I have never heard before and one Jesus Culture song where I rolled credits at the end. Youtube is owned by Google and Google is not very fond of Christian. A lot of people are not very fond of Christians these days. Therefore, I disputed the Copyright infringement and it may very well get removed. If so, I will change the background music to unknown artists I have found. Above all, I made it as a tribute to my Lord who died for me because my belief in that is solid and it pains me to my soul what He went through.