DESPITE ITS TIMING, THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL NOR MUCH LESS RADICAL POST. I WOKE UP WITH THIS THOUGHT AND DRAFTED THIS NONSTOP FROM THE TIME I AWOKE. IF YOU CAN’T DIG IT, JUST MOVE ON. I HATE POLITICS BECAUSE I HATE DRAMA. THIS IS FOR INSIGHT PURPOSES ONLY. I DO NOT CARE HOW YOU VOTE, EXCEPT THAT IT BE HOW YOU WANT TO VOTE AND NOT HOW I WANT YOU TO VOTE!
The hijacking of the name Christian by those who promote Judaizer ideologies may be traced from the “Reformer” John Calvin, through the Puritan “Pilgrims”, and down to today’s so-called “Pentecostals”. These groups may be characterized by their reprobate tendency to neglect the Gospel’s transcendence of, and as it were spirit-led injunction on, paradigms of the flesh: nationalism, legalism, blind submission, and seeking signs (not wisdom and not Christ crucified) to the point of eclipsing the Gospel’s sapiential character.
Now arguably this began with Western Rome’s gradual departure from all things Greek and its growing coziness with the machista Mithraists and semi-Arian Visigoths while condemning the more mystery-geared Manicheans and the Gnostics. This all tended to weaken Rome’s association with any credible Gospel philo-sophia. Indeed that Rome was the illegitimate father of Calvinism–which I would characterize as the Pharisaical takeover of the name Christian and which we can therefore class as history’s real anti-Christ (literally meaning “that which stands in the place of Christ”)–may be seen in medieval Rome’s (later “heretical”) teaching of predestination, believed as it was throughout the Middle Ages and even expressed by that peerless exemplar of Western Christianity Francis of Assisi.
People who “play Jew-ish” and obtusely neglect sophia have hijacked the name Christian while remaining, in spirit and in truth, outsiders to the true Church, which as the semi-mystic Luther noted cannot be tied to this world in which there can be no justice, rendering legislation an exercise in futility. The Judaizers down through the centuries always remind me of the Apostle Peter who when Jesus dies basically says “C’est la vie, come on men, the nets won’t tend themselves”. Like Martha, today’s pathologically miracle-obsessed, spiritually underdeveloped “Christians” haven’t the slightest interest in Jesus’s sayings, least of all the passages where he presumes to qualify and summarize the Ten Commandments, and they only pay lip service to afterlife jargon which they are at pains to frame in a politically tactical way. That this short selling of the Good News goes back to Western Rome, and even to Constantinople, is seen in Constantine’s Creed’s studied neglect both of Sophia and of the more vital, complex and cathartic view of the afterlife (and indeed of the inner life!) which we had from the Church in Egypt and which was all but erased from memory by zealous priests under Constantine, who is the central figure of a new worldly, carnal and ultimately diabolical ecclesiology which some Reformers like Luther at least had the spine to debunk. But the Gnostics, whether ancient or modern, with their feminine Sophia archetype and reincarnation, always seem to be the sowers of the authentic, contemplation-based, and sound-minded character of Christianity while younger souls reap political capital by playing the Judas or, as I say, the anti-Christ. They prematurely reap an immature Christianity that is barely distinguishable from Judaism or from Islam.
Now President Donald J. Trump is a marginal Presbyterian (see also Congressionalists, later Congregationalists) born rich, spoiled rotten, never repented of his sins, loved the limelight and had his daughter marry into the Kushner Slumlord Dynasty which, symbolically enough, sold 666 Fifth Avenue for the highest amount in the history of New York real estate. But that’s only where the bad Kushner omens begin. Jared Kushner, whom Trump fought tooth and nail to grant top secret access, holds stock in the RFID chip industry–you know, that implantable computer chip, that gateway drug to the hyper-dystopian (and more immediately sociopathic) transhumanist agenda, that Christians today all insist is the Mark of the Beast (heedless of the difference between one’s wrist and one’s forehead–so that literally they may be said not to know their head from their blessed assurance). During the Trump (or more accurately Kushner) regime, while we were all watching Florida (and generally everywhere except the Midwest), Wisconsin allowed a private company to do what your worst boss secretly wanted to do to you, namely implant their employees with the RFID chip under pain of You’re fired! Again, this made rich Jared Kushner richer. I think that while we knew we were electing “a businessman not a politician”; what we didn’t know was that there is a fine line between trader and traitor and that in his eyes we are the commodities to be traded.
Finally, it can’t be overstated that today’s “Evangelical” has ignored the central signs of their arguably quasi-Scriptural eschatology (that is “End Times Table”), nor can it be overstated that this willful ignorance is due to their blind belief that Trump and his über-rich Jews (like Nixon, Trump seems to hate all but the sociopaths of the race) are chosen, anointed, ordained, predestined, and just generally better than poor little you or me. After all, the untold wealth we all know but can’t bring ourselves to admit they boast is all the proof we seem to need of divine favor, never mind that how they got so unthinkably rich was by maniacally destroying Mankind and Creation generally. President Donald J. Trump is the de facto Pope of “Evangelical” “Christians”, and if the Popes of Western Rome have taught us one thing, this should signal that there is no sin this POTUS can commit that will shake the faith of his sheeple. Even if our Commander-in-Chief were the spirit of the anti-Christ made flesh, they have clearly demonstrated this will only make them cry the louder: USA! USA!
In case you missed this major detail (as Pope Francis may have done), Jesus for his part outlines no social or community program and nowhere condemns usury or slavery, to the chagrin of Social Gospel enthusiasts like Martin Luther King (who prefers Gandhi as a lawgiver for Christians). What such self-important figures never mention is that Jesus solves injustice better than any program or agenda ever could. Namely, he solves the problem of the heart which solves the whole problem: as above so below; “on earth as it is in heaven”! The Gospel’s indomitable anti-exploitation tactics include turning the other cheek (which means passive-aggressively drawing attention to the oppression) and doing what the religious authorities say but not what they do (which again draws attention to the double-standard that creates conditions necessary for inequity). By living on spirit, wisdom, and in the moment, Jesus’s true disciples in their pure and inwardly free way reflect a completely aetherial kingdom with no human king. No king but King Jesus! No earthly crown but thorns! And certainly no other form of government, since a republic is totally unbiblical anyhow (at best outlined perhaps by Plato, with whom the medievals may be said to have conflated Jesus). If you want to know the honest truth, these three things are ultimately mutually exclusive and may be said to coexist only uneasily: spirit, family and state. In sum, Jesus knew how society worked, rejected the whole thing, and gave us plenty of tools for sabotaging all systems of enslavement, tyranny, and oppressive legalism whether overt or covert, but it all begins within and above, and our motives must never be to establish a worldly order that will only become infested with more unclean spirits of depredation and degradation. All we ever needed was the truth of the Lord’s Prayer: As in heaven above (♠), so on earth below (♥); as within (♣), so without (♦)!
Of adjacent interest: Moses as type of the Christian devil. How many parallels can you think of in sixty seconds? Start the timer!
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