Oh yes, brothers and sisters in Christ – we are so close to the end!
But when this demonic cult asks “Father, is it Time Yet?” they are speaking to their father, the devil.
Jesusanity is the New Age movement on Steroids!
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,and earthquakes in various places.All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:3-8).
Brethren – when you read this, please understand that this is directly from Satan
ACTING under the supervision of a commission of twelve members of the United Brotherhood of Urantia Midwayers, conjointly sponsored by the presiding head of our order and the Melchizedek of record, I am the secondary midwayer of onetime attachment to the Apostle Andrew, and I am authorized to place on record the narrative of the life transactions of Jesus of Nazareth as they were observed by my order of earth creatures, and as they were subsequently partially recorded by the human subject of my temporal guardianship. Knowing how his Master so scrupulously avoided leaving written records behind him, Andrew steadfastly refused to multiply copies of his written narrative. A similar attitude on the part of the other apostles of Jesus greatly delayed the writing of the Gospels.
NO Satan – you are not authorized to speak for our Heavenly Father! You are a liar!!
Once said our Master. “When my children once become self-conscious of the assurance of the divine presence, such a faith will expand the mind, ennoble the soul, reinforce the personality, augment the happiness, deepen the spirit perception, and enhance the power to love and be loved.”
We are the Jesusonian Teachers of Truth – the new teachers of the religion of Jesus. We are exclusively devoted to the spiritual regeneration of men. (emphasis added)
The time has come to witness the figurative resurrection of the human Jesus from his burial tomb amidst the theological traditions and the religious dogmas of the centuries. Jesus of Nazareth must not be longer sacrificed to even the splendid concept of the glorified Christ.
You shall no longer portray your teacher as a man of sorrows. This and future generations shall know also the radiance of our joy, the buoyance of our good will, and the inspiration of our good humor. We proclaim a message of good news which is infectious in its transforming power. Our religion is throbbing with new life and new meanings. Those who accept this teaching are filled with joy and in their hearts are constrained to rejoice evermore. Increasing happiness is always the experience of all who are certain about God.
On August 21, 7 B.C. at Noon, the Creator Son of our universe bestowed Himself as a human child on this world and became known as Joshua ben Joseph (Jesus) “The Son of Man.” His human purpose was primarily to:
Brethren – those of you who have the Holy Spirit and discernment from the Lord will immediately see the New Age deception of this Cult. Sadly, I believe that they are describing Antichrist here. And even more sad – the world is ready and hungry for this diabolical deception. Satan knows how to feed the needs of the unsaved – those whom God has given over to their reprobate minds.
1. End the Lucifer rebellion 2. Reflect the perfection of the Unseen Father 3. Impart the knowledge that each one on earth is a child of God 4. Reveal and establish the administration of the universe, the so called Kingdom of God (The Brotherhood of Men based on the Fatherhood of God) 5. Carry out the will of His and our Father 6. Send forth His Spirit of Truth into all men and women upon His departure
I bolded the sentence above, which should be a dead give away that this is NOT from our Lord Jesus or from His Word! We are not “all” children of God. We become a child of God through Jesus Christ and being born again in Him!
The Master’s Simple Teachings (New agers love the term “Master”)The
1. God is in you
2. You are His child
3. Jesus came to reveal the character of our unseen Father
4. He came to end the “Rebellion” ~ and did
5. He came to establish the “Family of God” and the program of the kingdom
6. He was not sacrificed by an angry god, but was executed without a trial by men
7. He resurrected as promised in a new form, unrecognizable to most
8. He ascended to the Father then sent His own Spirit of Truth to indwell all mankind
9. His Spirit of Truth lives in all and is available to those that sincerely want Him
10. God is Father to all creation. We are all His children. In time we become One –source
NEW AGE NEW AGE NEW AGE!
I cannot bring myself to post more of these devilish lies. I am hoping and praying that anyone caught up in this satanic cult, will come out from them!
Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior
He died to pay the penalty for our sins – for those who will repent and trust Him for the forgiveness of their sins. In repentance, we are agreeing with God that we are sinful beings in need of a Savior – Jesus Christ. We MUST believe the Gospel as written in the Holy Word of God.
We MUST call out to Him to be saved!
Do Not be Deceived!!
Anyone who comes to you with a different gospel is not of us. They do not belong to Jesus, and they are certainly not brothers and sisters in Christ!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
Jesus said to him,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will addto him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Revelation 22-18-19).
If you belong to this cult – you need to understand that you are worshiping the devil himself – THE ANTICHRIST.
And I dare say that this cult and many others have sprung from the Emergent Church movement. That slippery slope leads directly to hell.
One of my favorite passages of Scripture is from the book of Acts:
“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:10-11).
I think about the brethren from Berea, and how they received the preaching; the NASB says “With much eagerness.” I can just picture them leaning forward so as not to miss a word of what was being preached, but what made them noble in the eyes of the writer of Acts, was their complete reliance on, and devotion to God’s Word. They searched the Scriptures daily to make sure that what they had been told, matched up with God’s Holy Word. Oh, that we would all be like the Bereans!
Unfortunately, many in the church are led by their emotions. This is why people like Joel Osteen and Kenneth Copeland, and many other so-called preachers can pack in thousands of people on a Sunday morning. These congregations hold onto every word spoken by these types of preachers; never thinking to open up their Bibles to see if the sermons line up with God’s Word. If they did, they would immediately see that “Your Best Life Now” is not found anywhere in the Word of God. They would find that speaking in tongues in church, without an interpreter, is forbidden in God’s Word.
But the charismatic preachers tell their people what they want to hear, and the people trust them. Most probably never pick up a Bible to read what God says about these matters. The “Itchy ear crowd” are easily deceived.
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Ephesians 4:14).
Jesus spoke of unity in the spirit and unity of the brethren. He was not speaking of uniting with others who held beliefs which were opposed to His teachings. When He said that He was the only way to the Father, He meant it! Teachings which oppose the Word of God are heretical, and should be avoided by the child of God.
Pope Francis has aligned himself with Universalist Unitarian churches and other religions which deny the inerrancy of Scripture. I have never heard this pope speak of sin and repentance. Actually, I’ve not heard any pope speak of these essentials of our faith! But Pope Francis takes this to a whole new level. See what this universalist website writes about this pope whom they love:
“If the Pope embraces reconciliation with Candomblé, with real, human, interface between leaders, why shouldn’t Catholics also embrace practitioners of Vodou? Or indigenous African religions? Or modern Paganism, for that matter? Indeed, the Pope’s new attitude is needed more now than ever before. We live in a world where human beings, fueled by religious beliefs, are persecuting and killing one another in increasingly disturbing incidents. What better time for a Pope to emphatically embrace an interfaith mission? A mission that had been blunted during the Papacy of Benedict, but now, hopefully, will bear new fruit.”
From God’s Word
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9).
It is so apparent from the Scriptures above, that we must adhere to God’s Word. Unity with another gospel is forbidden, and it is for our safety and our well being that God tells us these things!
Martin Luther and the Catholic Church
“Born in Eisleben, Germany, in 1483, Martin Luther went on to become one of Western history’s most significant figures. Luther spent his early years in relative anonymity as a monk and scholar. But in 1517 Luther penned a document attacking the Catholic Church’s corrupt practice of selling “indulgences” to absolve sin. His “95 Theses,” which propounded two central beliefs—that the Bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds—was to spark the Protestant Reformation. Although these ideas had been advanced before, Martin Luther codified them at a moment in history ripe for religious reformation. The Catholic Church was ever after divided, and the Protestantism that soon emerged was shaped by Luther’s ideas. His writings changed the course of religious and cultural history in the West.” -source
The Great Reformation was so critically important for the Word of God to be understood and obeyed. The Catholic Church had corrupted the Word, and after the Protestant movement grew, the Catholic Church was responsible for slaughtering millions of those who were not obedient to the RCC. This is when the Jesuits came into being as the military arm of the Vatican. I would encourage the reader to do a study of the crimes committed throughout the centuries by the Vatican and its popes. Most people are oblivious to the history of the RCC.
Pope Francis is calling Protestants Back to the Fold
“It is indeed disturbing to see so many evangelicals unaware of the Vatican’s strategy for bringing the world under the dominion of the papacy. The Vatican has made a concerted effort since 1965 to bring their “separated brothers’ back home to “holy mother the church.” In his 1995 encyclical Et Unum Sint, Pope John Paul II said he intends “to promote every suitable initiative…to increase the unity of all Christians until they reach full communion” and “to encourage the efforts of all who work for the cause of unity.”
The pope’s stated desire is “to gather all people and all things into Christ, so as to be for all—an inseparable sacrament of unity… expressed in the common celebration of the Eucharist.” During a week of prayer for Christian unity Pope John Paul II said, “I gladly take this opportunity to call the attention of all believers to the ecumenical commitment that marked VC II. The council rightly defined the division among Christians as a scandal. The council Fathers felt the need to beg pardon of God and of their brethren for the sins committed against unity.”
He asked Catholics “to cultivate an authentic spiritual ecumenism” through the Virgin Mary [not through the Lord Jesus]. The success of the pope’s push for unity can be seen by the announcement made last year by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He urged all Christians to recognize the Pope as the supreme authority of a new global church (6/99 CRN News). In a document called The Gift of Authority, he describes the Pope as a “gift to be received by all the churches.”
It would do us all well to heed the words of C.H. Spurgeon, “Ignorance has been one of the grand agents of Popery ever since her establishment; by it, the eyes of men have been so blinded that they can scarcely discern between good and evil, and follow implicitly any guide even until they fall into the ditch of perdition.
The Vatican’s ecumenical movement goes beyond the unity of all professing Christians. Their strategy is to bring all religions under the power and influence of the papacy. Pope John Paul II has been traveling the world to build bridges to all non-Christian religions. In a recent speech he said, “Christians and Muslims, we meet one another in faith in the one God…and strive to put into practice…the teaching of our respective holy books.
Today, dialogue between our two religions [Roman Catholicism and Islam] is more necessary than ever. There remains a spiritual bond which unites us and which we must strive to recognize and develop.” Even Mother Theresa had the ecumenical spirit as noted from her book Servants of Love. She stated, “we went every day to pray in some temple or church. The Archbishop gave us permission to do so. We prayed with the Jews, the Armenians, the Anglicans, the Jains, the Sikhs, the Buddhists, and the Hindus. It was extraordinary. All hearts united in prayer to the one true God.
As we watch the Vatican we can see a seductive strategy for uniting all Christians. They masterfully and deliberately redefine biblical terms to make them more vague, ambiguous and acceptable to both Catholics and Protestants. An example of this is the 1999 Lutheran-Roman Catholic “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.” In the declaration, Rome uses equivocal and indefinite words to affirm the doctrine of “justification by faith alone” but, at the same time, continues to affirm the anathema’s that condemn all who believe this doctrine. We must not be misled. Rome has not changed its position on things that really matter! Instead they take advantage of professing Christians who lack discernment or who are unwilling to contend for “the faith.” -source
Catholicism is a Cult
Strong words, you say? I believe these words accurately describe this demonic institution. The RCC has led more people to hell than any other church in the world. They teach that to get to heaven, you must work for it. This is NOT the Gospel of Christ! They deify Mary, and call her a co-redemptor with Jesus. Mary was a little Jewish handmaiden who needed a Savior as much as you and I!
Evangelical Community Moving Away from Sound Doctrine
As the Vatican continues its quest to bring back the Protestants to the Catholic Church, it seems that many Evangelicals are falling away from the Truth of the Word. This renders them vulnerable to being deceived. Many leaders in these churches would trade sound doctrine for “unity” but not the kind of unity of which Christ spoke. What has light to do with darkness? Can you see the perfect storm developing for the body of Christ at this time?
“As the ecumenical movement gathers momentum, we must be strong and continue to contend for the faith, no matter what others might do or say. Let us pray for our evangelical leaders to return to the authority of Scripture for every issue of faith. Let us use God’s Word to lovingly admonish any church leader who encourages unity with apostates or unbelievers. And finally, let us resist the pressure to participate in any activity or event that will deliberately suppress or compromise biblical truth for the sake of unity. We must return to the infallible, inerrant and inspired Word of God to heed its warnings and obey its commands. The Bible exhorts us to test all teachers and spirits (1 John 4:1,6). We are to expose false teachings and the evil deeds of darkness (Eph. 5:11). Christians are to lovingly confront and rebuke false teachers (Titus 1:9, 13). We are to separate from those who persist in teaching error (Romans 16:17; Titus 3:10). If we ignore these exhortations we may be disqualified for service (2 Timothy 2:20), or worse yet, be identified with the false teachers themselves (2 John 10-11).” source
Pope Laying the Groundwork for One World Religion
“For now, Pope Francis just seems to be laying the groundwork for the one world religion that is coming. There is a 900-year-old prophecy that indicates that Pope Francis could be the last Pope. If that prophecy is true, then it will be very important to watch the actions of this Pope very carefully.– source
What Are We to Do?
First, we must understand that all of God’s prophetic Word will be fulfilled. Nothing we can do will stop that. What we can and must do is to continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we can. Show them love and pray for openings to share truth with the lost.
Try to stay calm, and I do know that this is very hard. God is in control and He is with us. We know how this story ends, and for that we should be so grateful.
Much has been written of late concerning AI and how this technology is rapidly changing the world in which we live.
Many writers who have been following the advancement of this technology are even questioning the wisdom in empowering these robots. In the secular community, scientists such as Stephen Hawking have been warning the world of the horrific possibilities of the destruction of the human race by AI bots.
Back in 2015, he also expressed fears that AI could grow so powerful it might end up killing humans unintentionally – source
Now there is Litigation to give AI Robots Personhood
While researching for my other AI Robot articles, I ran across a gentleman who is a Rabbi, a Lawyer and Professor. His quotes in the article prompted me to seek this man out and write to him. He spoke of AI robots one day becoming part of human society. He clearly distinguished AI from humans, but eluded to the need to assimilate these machines into our society; and with that he spoke of the “rights” of these nightmarish “beings.”
I did write to the rabbi whose name is Dr. Mark Goldfeder. I asked him if he had finished his dissertation on the subject of the rights of Robots. He responded by sending me a pdf of the writing. He also gave me permission to quote from it with attribution.
From Dr. Mark Goldfeder and Joseph Razin
Robotic Marriage and the Law (My commentary will be indented and in blue)
The United States, and the world at large, is in the midst of a family law revolution that will fundamentally change our very conception of family. Ethical challenges to age-old ideas have prompted people to ask foundational questions, such as how and why our most important personal relationships evolved. In a world where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it is only natural to wonder who marriage may include in the future.
“Ethical Challenges?” There is nothing ethical about the family laws which are springing up.
At the same time, we are also living in an age of unprecedented technological innovation. The rise of smart machines and the incredible advances in robotics over the last few decades highlight that the difference between science fiction and science is closing with the passage of time. Social robots spend time with the elderly and the young. Robots can even experience a form of childhood.
Over 60 million unborn babies were slaughtered since 1973. They were clearly DENIED a childhood experience.
Robots now work in our factories and mines, and, career- wise, they can be anything from blue-collar prison guards to white-collar financial traders. Humans are already forming deep and meaningful relationships with their artificial friends, and indeed many humans are becoming intrigued by the possibility, and increasing reality, of human-robot romance. Movies and TV shows such as Her, are just a small sample of the dynamics of this relationship spectrum, ranging from platonic love to prostitution.
Are you kidding me? Instead of human-robot romance, let’s just call a spade a spade. It will be at best human-robot lust, and quite disgusting in my opinion.
The question that this essay deals with will extend these possibilities one step further with a simple thought experiment: Could it ever be possible for a human and a robot to legally wed in the United States? The second Section addresses whether robots could be legal persons subject to marriage laws in the United States. The third Section considers what it would mean for robots to be in loving relationships. Sections Four, Five and Six analyze three threshold requirements for marriages-consent, understanding and decision- making capacity-that robots would have to meet to qualify for a legal marriage. Our conclusions are laid out in Section Seven.
Because the people who are pushing for marriage between people and robots do not believe in God – there is no mention of the fact that robots have no “soul.”
Legal personality is quite different than the colloquial meaning of “person”; it makes no claim about morality, and this term does not in any way require sentience or vitality. “In books of the Law, as in other books, and in common speech, ‘person’ is often used as meaning a human being, but the technical legal meaning of a ‘person’ is a subject of legal rights and duties.” To be a legal person is to have the capability of possessing legal rights and duties within a certain legal system, such as the right to enter into contracts, own property, sue and be sued.
Brethren, is it becoming more clear why Sophia was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia?
The question whether an entity should be considered a legal person is reducible to other questions about whether or not the entity can and should be made the subject of a set of legal rights and duties. The particular bundle of rights and duties
that accompanies legal personhood varies with the nature of the entity.
Do you see how conveniently the writers of this dissertation do not mention the legal rights of the unborn?
According to Black’s Law Dictionary, an artificial person is:
An entity, such as a corporation, created by law and given certain legal rights and duties of a human being; a being, real or imaginary, who for the purpose of legal reasoning is treated more or less as a human being. An entity is a person for purposes of the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses but is not a citizen for purposes of the Privileges and Immunities Clauses in Article IV
Research Working Paper No.16049, 2010), http://www.nber.org/papers/w16049.
Not all legal persons have the same rights and obligations, and some entities are only considered “persons” for some matters, but not others. Corporations, for instance, have the right to free political speech, but not the right to vote. If
the law creates legal persons, then legal “definitions of persons are prescriptive rather than descriptive, it follows that arriving at a satisfactory concept of personhood is a matter of decision not discovery.”
They speak “legalize” to confuse, and it’s quite effective.
The establishment of personhood is an assessment made by a legislature or a judicial body to grant an entity rights and obligations, regardless of how the entity looks and whether or not it could pass for human. The truth is that the:
Person, notion of personhood has expanded significantly, albeit slowly, over the last few thousand years. Throughout history, women, children, and slaves have all at times been considered property rather than persons. The category of persons recognized in the courts has expanded to include entities and characters including natural persons aside from men.., as well as unnatural or juridical persons, such as corporations, labor unions, nursing homes, municipalities and government
We are waiting for the day when the unborn child will be declared a “person.”
So, can a robot be a person? Again, “personhood” as a legal concept arises not from the humanity of the subject but from the ascription of rights and duties to the subject. The determination of whether an entity or being counts as a legal person is largely context- specific, and not necessarily consistently made. ‘In the United States’ common law tradition there is no discrete body of law containing all of the applicable provisions of legal personhood.
Legal persons constitute a diverse community that includes various individuals, entities and collectives in different ways for different jurisdictions. To add to
this diversity, the common law of legal personhood is disparate and diffuse, found in cases, statutes and treatises.’
And more of the same…….
If an autonomous artificial being were capable “of accepting social responsibility, legal responsibility, or duties necessary for rights of legal personhood,” then there is no reason why a robot could not be a legal person. Indeed, many scholars,
noting that robots already serve as agents, make contracts, and commit torts and crimes, have started calling for the ascription of robotic personhood to
those intelligent autonomous systems that seem to deserve it.
It is so very easy for atheist (and yes, I am including the Rabbi) to say that a robot could possibly be a legal person even though they have no soul. That fact is of no consequence to these people.
Once the potential personhood of a robot is admitted, it is worth exploring the extent of such rights and duties that judges and lawmakers may decide to grant to these robots in the future. We may grant robots rights for their own safety as well
as establish a duty to protect another person’s safety. We may also consider assigning them responsibility in regard to issues of custody and liability, rights to privacy, or even intellectual property. Once we have established that at least some robots can or should be some kind of “person” with some selection of rights, the question becomes whether they should be the kind of person that has the right to marry other persons.
Well, it seems that the authors of this article have already deemed robots to be “persons.” Now they have delved right into whether these machines should have the right to marry other persons.
Before making such conclusions about robots, we must consider a more developed set of case law concerning the most common articulation.
“Note that this question is quite different than debates about, say, abortion or end of life issues. Those debates focus on the outer limits of natural personhood, and when (and until what time) a natural person is human. This question fundamentally assumes that robots are not human, but can still be unnatural persons.
Unbelievable. They go right from speaking about the unborn and the elderly – questioning when both of these persons are no longer deemed “persons” to speaking about a new name for robots – “Unnatural persons” This is demonic.
Thus, courts consider corporations to be persons under the Constitution, subject to laws and entitled to protections of their many and varied rights. If corporations can associate, and, indeed, can even be religious, it is not farfetched to push a little further and ask if all persons-including all corporations as juridical people-hold the specific right to marry.
Hodges found that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. As the Court noted: The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their
Same sex marriage was indeed opening Pandoras box. The uber Leftists will use the union of two same sex people to open wide the door for all manner of idiotic and absurd arguments!
If this is true for all persons, then should natural persons differ from juridical persons? Or should we adopt the approach of Professor Hilary Putnam, who once wrote, regarding the concept of robotic personhood, that “discrimination” based on the “softness” or “hardness” of the body parts of a synthetic “organism” seems as silly as discriminatory treatment of humans on the basis of skin color. As Angelo Guisado notes: precluding a subgroup of persons, whether they are homosexual, Latino, or artificial, is a classification that, should the State wish to exclude them from marriage rights, must be justified in the face of the Equal Protection Clause. Thus, [a corporation] could possibly find repose in an equal protection claim, even in light of the extensive case law indicating that marriage is a fundamental right and a liberty interest under the Fourteenth Amendment.
The absurd has now traveled into science fiction. And to use the “color of the skin of people” and compare it to whether a “person” has soft living skin, or a hard shell (robot) well, we are now into INSANITY!
It would seem then, that there is no obvious reasons why a juridical person could not theoretically marry a natural person, or another juridical person for that matter. In fact, on July 26, 2012, in King County (Seattle), Washington, Angela Marie Vogel became the first woman in America to legally marry a corporation. The marriage was short-lived, as the County quickly reversed its decision and voided the license. But the statement by Cameron Satterfield, a spokesperson for the County, was revealing:
When either party to a marriage is incapable of consent then it’s void, no longer valid, or not valid period. So that’s the basis in which we went ahead and voided the application. We went ahead and did that ourselves within our office because by the time it would’ve gone to the state, they would’ve voided it anyways. So we just avoided that altogether and voided it here.
The problem then seems to be in the finite and quite addressable area of “consent”. Perhaps, corporations cannot consent, and maybe the division of power between shareholders, board members, a CEO, COO, President, and others makes unambiguous consent too much of an issue. The question of whether an artificial person could actually express simple consent is answered in Section Four, but, first, the question of whether robots can love must be addressed.
There is much I have left off and have gone right into the rabbi’s “conclusion.” The absurdity continued to grow in this article, and quite honestly, I was weary of even dignifying it with my commentary.
The question then really becomes the following: Why should a robotic person not be able to marry? In general, the law seems to favor an intentional approach to attributing intent to better predict outcomes. Additionally, case law has been slowly moving towards using that approach to equate the actions of autonomous machines with the actions of human beings when required to consider mental states for legal purposes. Conversely, if the claim of Professor Gary Marchant is considered: “Robot-human marriage is not about robot rights; it is about the right of a human to choose to marry a robot.” If that is the case, then, again, seeing as how Western society is inching toward the harm- principle as the ultimate ideal in deciding cases-if no one else is being harmed then consenting people should be allowed to enter into any marital agreement.”
Brethren, we are now witnessing the inevitable, and that is that this sin sick society will indeed grant personhood to these AI robots. They will also allow them to marry humans. Does this not open wide the door for Antichrist to be an AI Robot? Of course, by then our society will not be calling these freakish machines “robots” any longer.
They will have been given personhood status. I believe that in the coming years, it will be nearly impossible to distinguish a living “Created by God” person from an AI Bot.
This article is not going to be filled with rebuttals to the vicious attacks on the life of Billy Graham, but instead I want the reader see the lives of other great men of God. I keep having a picture in my head of Christians holding and throwing stones at the very memory of Billy Graham, who spent his life sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The purpose of this article is to take a look at many other theologians throughout history, and even in the Bible. I hope to show the reader that we (all who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ) are human, with the frailties and faults which come from being in these sinful bodies of flesh.
If there was ever a man who broke every one of God’s Commandments, it certainly was David. And yet God called David “A man after My own heart.” From his great sin of adultery with Bathsheba, and then arranging for her husband to be murdered on the front lines of battle, David’s great sins were laid bare before him, and also before anyone who reads the Word of God. And yet the life of King David inspires us to love God and His Word. This may sound hypocritical, but it is truly not so.
After he sinned, David was truly repentant. David’s sin with Bathsheba is recorded in 2 Samuel 11:2–5. The mighty fall hard, and David’s fall included adultery, lying, and murder. He had sinned against God, and he admits it in 2 Samuel 12:13: “David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the LORD.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.’” But admitting our sin and asking for forgiveness is only half of the equation. The other half is repentance, and David did that as well. Psalm 51 is David’s prayer of repentance to God: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!” (Psalm 51:1–2).
In conclusion, David was a man after God’s own heart because he demonstrated his faith and was committed to following the Lord. Yes, his faith was tested on a grand scale, and he failed at times. But after his sin he sought and received the Lord’s forgiveness. In the final analysis, David loved God’s Law and sought to follow it exactly. As a man after God’s own heart, David is a role model for all of us. – source
The Apostle Paul
I believe that the Lord allowed the struggles and sins of His anointed to help us in our walk with God. As we read about the Apostle Paul, we know that he struggled with what he called “The thorn in his flesh.” Do we know exactly what this thorn was in the flesh of God’s servant, Paul? We can only speculate about this.
Read what Paul said about his struggles:
“Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.
But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me” (Romans 7:13-20). (emphasis added)
The Apostle Peter
How we love Peter as we get to know him through reading the Gospels! How plain it is before us that this man who adored our Lord Jesus, was prone to saying the most outrageous things. Yes, they are all recorded in the Word of God for us to see.
And after proclaiming to his Lord that he would never abandon him, Jesus tells Peter that before the cock crows thrice, he will deny Him three times. I cannot imagine the pain in Peter’s heart when he realized that he had done just as the Lord had said:
“And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in. Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?”
He said, “I am not.” (John 18:15-17).
“Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?”
He denied it and said, “I am not!”
One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?” Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed” (John 18: 25-27).
There are so many more examples in the Word of God which show clearly the frailty of men and women – and how, despite their sin, God used them in such mighty ways for His glory.
Let us look at servants of our Lord in more recent times:
Well known as one of the fathers of the Great Reformation, there are certainly very dark periods of this man’s life. Many believers know about the great sins of Luther – many don’t. I wrote an article expanding on Luther’s anti-Semitism. You may read it here:
In his latter years, Luther wrote a sermon entitled “On the Jews and Their Lies.” This disparaging and outright evil sermon caused the burning down of countless synagogues, and the murder of over 2000 Jews in one night.
Hitler loved Martin Luther, and carried this sermon with him to all SS meetings.
I’m sorry if I have shocked those who did not know about this side of Luther. I admit to you as a Jew that when I read about this sermon, I was appalled and for a time did not even want to see a quote by Luther.
One day a sister in Christ spoke words to me which changed my heart. She told me that Luther was but a “man” and therefore not perfect. She reminded me of the boldness of Luther’s writing the 95 theses and nailing them to the door of the Catholic church. He was striving to show the leadership of Catholicism that the Word clearly spoke of being saved by Grace through Faith, and NOT by works. I am so thankful that the Lord sent this sister to me to help me see Luther as a “man” and not beyond the ability to sin greatly.
Another father of the Great Reformation, John Calvin was quoted as saying this:
“Their [the Jews] rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they die in their misery without the pity of anyone.” ~John Calvin.
I could write on so many “great” man of the faith and shock you with quotes and actions towards my people, but I think that the ones presented in this article suffice to drive home my point.
My father was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Boston. Somewhere along the path of his life, someone shared the Greatest story ever told with my dad. I don’t know this for a fact, but there is no other explanation for the words which my father spoke to us as we were growing up – words about Yeshua. In retrospect, my dad had been searching for the truth about Jesus for many years.
As my father got older, he began to watch Billy Graham Crusades, much to the chagrin of my “Secular Jewish” mother. She would say that my dad must be losing his mind! My father would never miss seeing Reverend Graham when he was on television.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Billy Graham sowed so many seeds into my father’s heart through the years. The Lord allowed me the blissful privilege of leading my father in prayer to our Savior on the night of his death.
I will see him in heaven – Hallelujah!
Brothers and Sisters in Christ – there is one ONE perfect one and that is our Redeemer – our Savior – the Lord Jesus Christ. Tempted in every way which we are, He had no sin. He is God.
PLEASE lay down your stones. Please see Reverend Graham’s life as any other servant of our God. Please understand that when you disparage the life of Billy Graham – you are hurting the body of Christ and even the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
You are taking the eyes of the world off of the Lord and even more, you are dragging the Lord Himself through the mud.
I pray that this article has opened at least some eyes of those who are bound and determined to disgrace the name of a great servant – an anointed man of God, whose life’s work was to bring people to the Cross and have them lay down their lives and accept the finished work of Christ so as to be saved.