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Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Original Social Justice Warrior

 The Original Social Justice Warrior

By Richard P. Joseph



Social Justice; According to something on google it is; Image result for social justice definition

“Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.

 

As you can guess, google makes it sound so nice, and don’t forget the picture of two black gay guys hugging.  

Social justice is just a nice way of saying, punish the straight, hard working white guy and give his earnings to lazy blacks.  It is part of the political correct way of telling Christians to buzz off and to usher in all manner of sexual perversion and religious degradation.  It produces nothing but poverty and social decline.  This is one of the Roman Catholic’s biggest projects.  I worked for a Catholic Hospital and their main mission was to champion homosexual rights and racism.  I was actually fired for being a Christian.  Social Justice is Satan’s way of replacing Christianity with sin and it will make the ignorant participants feel good doing it.  I guess, after you think about it, all sin feels good, for a few minutes!   So, what does the bible have to say about it and who was the founder of social justice?

Without getting long winded, we can boil this down to help the widow and the orphan, and if you have an abundance, to give to the poor.  Paul went so far as to say; if you don’t work, you don’t eat.  There is nothing in the bible about punishing  productive people and promoting a sinful lifestyle.   In fact in the parable of the talents, Jesus had harsh words for the lazy unfaithful servant in which he finally said to take his one talent from him and give it to the one with ten, then cast him into prison.  When a social justice warrior said, but Lord, he has ten talents already, Jesus told him that he who has little, even what he has will be taken  and given to the productive servant.   Even if this parable isn’t actually about poor or rich people, the idea is still the same.    So, who really is the original social justice warrior?

There is a story told in the gospels about the time when Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, anointed Jesus with some very costly oil which filled the room with an aroma.  This caused Judas Iscariot to complain that the oil should have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor.  Of course he would be the one to take care of that and perhaps reimburse himself with a slight handling fee.  When Jesus told him to leave Mary alone, and that she had performed a noble deed, Judas became even more angry.  The next verse in Matthew's account shows that Judas, at this point, made his final decision to betray Jesus.

26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. 16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

Judas Iscariot appears to be the original Social Justice Warrior and all who subscribe to it today are his followers.  Judas had a screwed view of reality and that is why he simply could not understand the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Somehow he could not reconcile the mission of Christ with what he thought it should be.  I hate to be the one to tell people this but attempting to somehow justify natural and normal human behaviors to make all things on earth equal, is not the mission of Jesus Christ.  Our job is to do what Mary has done, worship Jesus Christ.  Only then can we impact our society.  Any attempt to use social engineering to fix society can only be met with futility, especially when the real reason that social justice exists is to promote sin and denounce the straight and narrow.  Judas Iscariot was a failure and all who promote a Godless social justice system will end up the same way Judas did.  Feeding the poor and loving your neighbor is not social justice, it is what we should be doing as Christians.  When a non-Christian attempts the same thing it actually becomes sin and always makes things worse.  By promoting the current social justice we are actually putting people in a prolonged state of poverty and immorality.  Real Christian social justice would guide people out of poverty and lead them away from anything impure.  I implore you all to follow Jesus, not Judas.


Friday, September 23, 2022

The parousia according to Martha

 The Parousia according to Martha

By Richard P. Joseph





    We are all familiar with the story of Lazarus and his two sisters in the gospel of John.  Apparently, Jesus loved this family and they worshiped him.  I am discovering that this obscure family is more theologically important than what we have imagined.  The few times that they are mentioned seems insignificant compared to their impact on our understanding of Jesus and his mission.  

We are introduced to this family in John 11 but obviously they have been friends and followers of Jesus for a while.  We know that the sisters sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was sick and near death.  Jesus seemed to take his time getting there on purpose so that there would be no doubt about what was going to transpire.  When Jesus finally arrived in Bethany, Lazarus had already been in the tomb for 4 days.  It was Martha that got word of his arrival and dutifully ran out to meet him.   Then Martha said; “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 

Jesus then told her that her brother would rise again and Martha responded by saying; “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

Apparently, Martha had a very clear understanding of eschatology and the approaching historical events that were about to occur.  But before we discuss that, I would like to present a few other major events that came from this simple family.  First of all, they might not be as simple as we thought as some have suggested that Lazarus was actually “John Eleazar” or John Lazarus, the writer of the gospel of John, the three epistles and Revelation but I can’t prove that as correct or not but there are some good arguments for it.  The events that took place that day caused the Sanhedrin to meet and condemn Jesus to death.  The dinner shortly after caused Judas to finally decide to betray Jesus.  The eyewitnesses of Lazarus’ raising would become vocal advocates for Christ and Mary’s story would be told for all eternity.  But back to the storyline.

    Jesus then confirmed that he was the resurrection and the life.  Martha confirmed that she understood that Jesus was the Christ.  She then went back to the house and got Mary who, upon seeing Jesus, fell at his feet.  You can always find Mary at the feet of Jesus.  She was at his feet later when she anointed him and caused Judas Iscariot to go apoplectic and made his final decision to betray Christ.  When Mary came it caused Jesus to weep and groan.  As they approached the tomb and began to understand that Jesus meant to raise him, Martha informed him that her brother was rotting by now.  If she understood a lot, she, like all of us, really doesn't know how powerful our God really is.  Jesus then called Lazarus out of the tomb which caused a domino of effects that lead to the cross and the empty tomb of Jesus.  This also brings up another topic, eschatology.

    The Jews usually talked about two separate ages; the present age (the Mosaic age, and the age to come; the Messianic age).  In Luke 18 Jesus uses this same language;  30 who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.”  According to the timeline in Revelation and other places there was about to be a tribulation period in which the Christians would suffer loss, followed by a period of wrath which would be poured out on the unbelievers.  These two periods would be divided by a resurrection and a rapture.  Josephus gives an account which I believe clearly demonstrates the exact time that this took place.  He tells that on the evening of Pentecost (AD66) as the priests were fulfilling their duties in the temple they experienced an earthquake then heard a multitude of souls under the temple shouting “let us remove hence”.   This would have been right between the tribulation and the wrath.  This is what I believe to be the exact day of the end of the “age” and this seems to be exactly what Martha was referring to.  Notice she used a single “day” to describe that her brother would rise on the last day.  If Jesus did not raise Lazarus from the dead he would have been raised on this “last day”.  Also notice that Martha said “at” the last day instead of “on” the last day.  The Greek word en denotes a fixed position in time as if she fully understood this as, not an arbitrary event, but rather a predestined event at an exact moment in time.   This means that Martha had an exceptional  understanding of the eschatological events that were about to occur.  It almost seems like she understood things better than the apostles.  The last day of the Mosaic economy was the first day of the Parousia which lasted another 3 ½ years.  



Saturday, August 27, 2022

Results of Evolution

 Results of Evolution

By Richard P. Joseph

I have been working in a microbiology laboratory for most of my career.  Please see my article called “Proof of Creation”. 


In times past most scientists used creation science as the basis of their thinking.  People like Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek and others.  These men made discoveries that were productive, viable and useful.  They understood that God created the universe and that the biblical account was usable and sure.  Operating within that system, scientific discovery exploded exponentially such that in a few short years the entire earth was transformed from spear and javelin to flying into outer space.  But now, in an era where biblical thought is shunned and silenced, what type of science can we expect.
Biblical science, for example, assures us that there are two sexes.  Today’s modern atheistic science rejects that notion.  In our new atheist world we are told that there really are no real genders as one can now choose what they are!   Anything goes.  You can be a non-binary, transvestite, amorphous blob for example.  Or you can be a cat, dog, worm or any other “furry”.  Also, there is no such thing as genetic predictability.  The bible teaches that the seed for each organism is within itself and therefore produces predictable fruit.  Each will produce its own kind.  But not today.  Today we get what are called emerging pathogens.  This is where scientists forcibly manipulate the genetic material of an organism so that it produces something slightly different than its predecessor.  That is how we get Genetically Modified Foods.  That is also how we get HIV and COVID.  Back when HIV came out I was a young man beginning my career as a Medical Technologist.  It sounded confusing to me at first but I fully didn’t grasp what was going on until I read a book called “Inventing the AIDS virus”  by a Nobel prize winning scientist named Dr. Peter Deusberg.  In it he questioned the legitimacy of a virus just popping up out of nowhere.  He certainly understood Koch’s Postulates which were compiled by another 19th century real scientist, Robert Koch.  But today’s modern liberals are discarding Koch’s work and replacing it with junk evolutionary science.  Once I read Deusberg’s book, I realized that we were all lied to.  Now, the same person who brought us the HIV/AIDS hoax has now brought us the COVID hoax.  Anthony Fauci is a serial killer.  When COVID came out I immediately knew something was amiss.  And how did I know that?  It's easy; there is no such thing as evolution so when I heard that a new emerging virus just happened to pop out of nowhere, or it evolved from a bat virus, then I automatically knew it was a hoax.   You see, Louis Pasteur already proved that spontaneous generation was untrue.  Therefore it is easy for someone like me to quickly question something that is a scientific hoax but the average person who does not have a science background is subject to the lies of evolutionary scientists.  So when someone tries to tell you that there is an emerging disease coming your way, you know they are either lying or that they actually manipulated that organism in the lab in order to scam the citizens of this earth and always for evil purposes.  This is called “gain of function” research and it is illegal in most cases.  So what really is my purpose for writing this article?

The first reason is to inform you that you have been lied to in many cases and most recently about HIV and COVID.  And the second reason would be to help you understand that the creation account in the book of Genesis is not allegory, it is a true account of creation and nothing in it has ever been proven incorrect while at the same time not one thing about evolution has ever been verified or observed.  Moreover, while creation science has produced viable inventions and explanations, the evolutionary method has produced nothing but confusion, lies, hoaxes and death.  Jesus told us that we would know them by their fruits and anyone that is still confused about this matter is probably confused on purpose.  If you are truly seeking the truth then simply follow Jesus Christ and he will lead you from water to water and will never let you down.  You will no longer be confused or deceived.  You will be set free at once. 


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

"Women to the Rescue"

 “Women to the rescue”

By Richard P. Joseph


1 Cor 11:3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 




I am subscribed to three different hunting magazines and they all decry the same social issue; “we are experiencing a reduction in hunters”.  Their answer to the problem; get women involved.

Hunting appears to be on the decline as less and less men are interested in hunting and fishing.  This causes a loss in revenue for conservation efforts and possibly the support for the shooting sports and bearing of arms.  So, what is the obvious answer; get more people involved and if men aren’t going to do it they’ll get women to do it!   Sounds pretty familiar today as our society is in full effeminate mode.  Am I against women hunters, by no means.  In fact my daughter is a very good bow hunter.  So what is my beef (or should I say venison) all about?
Society at large has fully fell for the left wing homosexual agenda which means that all men must be feminized.  The answer to our problem is not to have women become men, it is to have boys grow up into warrior men.  We now are groomed at every level starting from kindergarten all the way to the senior center.  Schools are now regularly grooming children to be trans-sexual, amorphous, non-binary, gender neutral blobs.  This sets them up to be sexually abused throughout their lifetime and to live the life of a degenerate.   At the workplace I am constantly being bombarded with gay-pride propaganda.  The government requires  homosexual diversity training at all levels and churches are now promoting sexual perversion and women dominance.  Our political arena is dominated by women.  So what does all of this mean?

While women have every right to participate in society, the real question is, what ever happened to manhood?  My answer is much different than what we are getting from our woke society.  The answer would be to start training-up boys to become masculine.  But instead we have boys running around our schools wearing dresses and their parents, who don’t want to look intolerant, give them their full support (which is child abuse).  Our hunting magazines simply replace those dress wearing boys with pants wearing women.  Our liberal feminist community fully support men dominating women’s sports.  The voters are electing more and more women because we have less and less manly leaders.  Our homes are completely dysfunctional as men are either absent or remiss in their duties. 

This backwards and perverted system is a complete failure.  Women are never to take authority over men.  It is a good woman who uses her God given intuition to bolster her man.  That way they both rise upward.  But society now teaches women to be competitive against their husbands.  This is like two people attempting to climb the same ladder and each pulling the other downward in order to get past each other.  It is completely destructive.  This must end.  If you are a parent then you have a responsibility to raise up children in the way they should go which means your boys should be taught to be masculine and to be leaders and your daughters should be taught to be feminine and to give their full support to their husbands.  This doesn’t mean that women can’t hunt or participate in society, to the contrary.  They would actually become more free to do such things because their home is in proper order.  To continue with the godless homosexual agenda is to commit suicide.  No matter how hard you try you are doomed to failure if you do not heed God’s commands and order of creation.  If you are a man then you “are” the head of your household.  If you are a child but you never met your father because he is a loser who runs around getting women pregnant then your father is still the head of your household.  He is still teaching you.  He is teaching you to be a loser just like him so don’t fall for it.  Change your trajectory and denounce the curse on you and become a man of God by choice.  Live a victorious life.  Live like God wants you to live because all else is rot and decay. 


Sunday, July 17, 2022

Can Israel Survive?

 Can Israel Survive?

By Richard P. Joseph


 

Jack Van Impe has been preaching an imminent end of the world message for nearly my entire life.  Now that he has passed, his wife Rexella, has taken on the mantle.  I really don’t think the Van Impe’s are evil or bad in any way, I just think they have been misled just as most pastors have today.  The only real problem with his, and most pastors message is, is that none of it is in the bible.  Now Rexella has put out another money making DVD with the all important question of whether or not Israel can survive Armageddon.  In the mail flier Rexella expresses some concerns that, of course, will be answered in the DVD (for $25 or more).  Since I don’t plan on purchasing the DVD, I will just have to answer those questions myself!


The flier reads:

“God has a plan for His chosen people.  We saw the rebirth of Israel as a nation once again in 1948-and we know the Lord will never abandon the Holy Land or the Jewish people…”


Addressing the first sentence I have to agree, God does have a plan for his chosen people.  Peter said;


9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.


You see, Rexella’s only problem with the chosen people is that she doesn’t even know who they are.  The chosen people are the Christians, not the Jews.  Jesus warned Israel many times over that the vineyard was to be taken from them and given to a people that will produce fruit from it.  That was accomplished in AD 70.  Fleshly Israel no longer has any claim as the chosen people and never will again.  Even though a nation of modern day Jewish adherents was created in 1948, this has absolutely nothing to do with biblical prophecy.   This is just a bunch of Rabbinical Jews who are making the same exact mistake that the ancient Jews made in AD30.  


As far as God not abandoning the Holy Land and the Jewish people, well I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, he already did that.  Just read any of Jesus’ parables and you will clearly see that the Jews were to be abandoned and the baton was passed to a new nation.  Israel and its sacrificial system was completely obliterated in AD 70, never to be raised again, and God took a new wife and created a New Jerusalem.  This new city will never be dismantled as it is an everlasting kingdom with no end.  And the best part is that you don’t even have to buy a DVD to know this.  I do this for free.  Gee I’m a really nice guy!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

A distant land

 A Distant Land

By Richard P. Joseph




    Luke 19:11-27 describes the second coming of Christ in, what would have been to a first century Jew, unmistakable terminology.  Any bible reader that is not familiar with first century Middle Eastern culture might still be scratching their heads trying to figure out what this passage is really all about.  At best it might be about being responsible for the tasks that God has given you to perform but that is only a shadow of what this parable is about.  

    Jesus tells a story about a certain nobleman who was to go to a distant land in order to receive a kingdom.  As a young Christian I really had no clue what that really meant.  Moreover, the people also sent a delegation in order to stop this nobleman from receiving his kingdom.  However, the nobleman did succeed in acquiring his kingdom and returned, not only to reward his faithful but also to punish the unworthy as well as execute the delegation that opposed him.  

    Being a preterist, one is forced to apply certain hermeneutical parameters such as audience relevance and historical context when attempting to interpret scripture.  Using these techniques, the reader can then understand what those that first heard this parable would think.  A major mistake made by modern day new Christains is that they do not apply these techniques to their scripture reading and nearly always come up with the wrong interpretation.  So, what was Jesus actually alluding to and what was his message from this parable?

    Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, which belonged to the state of Israel.  Israel however was an occupant of the Roman empire.  In those days any, would be, ruler of any occupied country would need the permission of the Roman emperor.  It goes something like this; When Herod the Great sought the throne of Israel he had to first go to a distant land, Rome, and stand before Caesar.  If Caesar approved then Herod (or whomever) would become what is called a vassal king.  Usually when someone in those days would seek such authority a hostile delegation would also appear at the hearing almost similar to our current system of choosing a federal judge.  They were allowed to make their case and Caesar would make the final decision.  According to Josephus, Herod got the nod from caesar and when Herod returned as a king to his kingdom he straightway butchered his opponents.  This was normal operating procedure pretty much until the United States introduced a much more civil system of power transfer.  Back then if one aspired to high office he didn’t go campaigning door to door seeking votes; nay, he gathered an army and murdered the king and his entire family.  That is how one acquired political office in those days and in that culture.  In fact that was the normal world before the United States.  The Democratic Party is attempting to take us backwards to those days again.  The parable that Jesus taught was easily understood by those sitting there listening to him.  They didn’t, however, understand how it would all play out.  

    It played out exactly like God planned it to.  The Jews played it out each year during the feast of atonement when the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies and present the blood of the lamb for the forgiveness of sins and then reappear to the waiting crowd.  After Jesus was murdered, he then went to a distant land (heaven) where he presented his blood to the father.  He then reappeared in AD 70 as a king and straightway butchered his enemies (the unbelieving Jews) and has been reigning on earth ever since never to be removed by anyone.  Those that were given the talents were the leaders of Israel.   Some were successful and some were not.   Jesus' kingdom has been established for all time and eternity. 

 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Rapture questions

 Rapture questions

By Richard P. Joseph



I wrote an article in October 2018 entitled “Why was a Rapture Necessary”.  In this article I would like to discuss the ongoing question of whether or not there was a rapture.  Preterists have an ongoing discussion about whether a rapture actually took place or if it is more of a spiritual rapture from law based to Holy Spirit based living.  I, at this time, prefer a physical rapture.  This physical rapture actually paves the way for a spiritual shift in things giving both views a type of legitimacy.  In this short article I would like to take a quick walk through Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians and document my position on it.

The two epistles to the Thessalonians are laced with eschatological passages.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a recording of what Paul taught them personally!  Unfortunately we don't have one so that leaves us to infer what the church actually asked Paul, of course, in context, of the rest of scripture.  

In 1 Thessalonians 1;10 Paul says;


and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.


This passage can go either way.  Paul is telling them that at the parousia, Jesus will deliver them from the wrath to come.  The wrath was something that was to follow the Tribulation.  The Tribulation was a 3 ½ year period where Christians would suffer at the direction of the Jews and Romans.  The wrath is the payback that the unbelieving Jews will have by the hands of the Romans.   Since the rapture, apparently described by Josephus, happened exactly between the two events, it gives credence to the physical rapture.  To me, if the “rapture” event was to just relieve Christains from their current persecutions, then the rapture event would be after the fall of Jerusalem, not before.  

In 2:19 Paul talks about them being in the “presence” of the Lord at the parousia.  


For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? 


This, being in the presence of the Lord, makes me think that they will be in the presence of the Lord.  It is not just talking about being filled with the Holy Spirit and living for the Lord, it seems to be indicating that they will actually be with the Lord in his heavenly realm.  Keep in mind that in Revelation new crowds of people show up in heaven allegedly at this very time.  I do not believe it is simply talking about a new lease on life down here, I really do believe that those people were raptured, creating a clean delineation point in history between the inspired world versus the uninspired world.  The consolation for the uninspired world is that we now are guided by the Holy Spirit.


1 Thes 3:13 again talks about them being in the presence of the Lord. 


 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.


1 Thes 4:14 Jesus is going to “bring” with him those that have already died.  This is because Hades is emptied at the rapture.

 

 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [c]sleep in Jesus.


In 4:15 Paul lets them know that the living will by no means precede those that have passed.  If the living wasn’t going anywhere then what does this verse mean?  In other words, where are the dead going that the living is also going, but after?  


 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [d]asleep


4:16-17 says that the dead and living will end up in the same place.  It never talked about the dead coming back to earth at this point, it only talks about them being taken up to meet the lord in the air.  There is no mention of those that are staying behind.  


For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.





5:3 is like saying “There is no escaping from dungeons and dragons”!  


 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 

If the living saints were going to stay then this verse would make no sense except it might get their enemies off their backs.  But the following verses assure the saints that they have no part in the wrath.  I personally have a hard time imagining any of the apostles all of the sudden losing their inspiration and living the rest of their lives in a dumbed down state of being.  Since none of them write after AD 64, let alone even appear in the historical record, it lends itself to the possibility that they were raptured.  This view makes the most sense.  I don’t believe that they were merely “elevated” to the next level of spiritual consciousness, nay, if they stayed around they would have actually been “demoted” to a lower state.  I therefore, at this time, believe a physical rapture took place creating a definite point in history between the old world and the new world.  The rapture was the beginning mark of the 3 ½ year long parousia which culminated in AD 70.    After this point, all Christians rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance and truth.  There are no more personal gifts.  If a miracle takes place, it is by the hand of the Holy Spirit, not us.  We can pray and act and be confident that we are now living in the everlasting kingdom of Jesus Christ.  We are currently living in his kingdom while on this earth and our soul will continue after we depart our fleshly body.  Either way, we are with the Lord.