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Essay #13:

Flag allegiances.

These remarks are primarily with respect to the Protestant Christian flag and to the Stars and Stripes American flag, but may be applicable to flags representing other worthwhile principles, and flags representing other groups of people on the Earth or wherever else who also may be needing persons to attempt to help defend them.

I am thankful for the principles of respect for life; and of respect for liberty; and of respect for compassion on the less fortunate; including respect for compassion on the less fortunate animals; as well as respect for compassion on the less fortunate human beings:  Thus, I am thankful for respect for the principles of attempting to have compassion on the less fortunate in general;  and for respect for allowing individuals' individual pursuits of their's and others' happiness; and for respect for justice and mercy and faith; and for respect for forgiveness of sins, and for respect for agape'-love and for saving persons' lives and well beingnesses, whether of human persons, or animal persons, or other categories of personal existence and consciousness; for which such flags may represent and stand for.

I do not however believe in pledging allegiance to a piece of cloth.

And in my opinion, it is not good to worship persons, either.

If anything is worthy to be worshipped, in my opinion, it would be to worship worthwhile principles and worthwhile activities; and to be thankful and to be helpful to the person or persons who helped to defend those worthwhile principles or who did such worthwhile activities.

We should worship worthwhile principles and worthwhile activities, not a single powerful person or a few powerful persons in power either. Neither should we unquestionably worship the Public, either, as if it and members of it were always ethically and morally correct on everything, automatically.

However, we should be thankful for persons in general, whether powerful or not, and whether few in number or not, or whether many in number, who do attempt to help defend such worthwhile principles.

And we should be thankful for those persons who actually do accomplish such worthwhile activities with respect to such worthwhile principles.

For example, we often appreciate the principles involved in a lifeguard’s being on the watch and alert to anyone in trouble in the water who might for example be drowning; and of such a lifeguard voluntarily risking his life if necessary to save the person who may be drowning; and we are frequently thankful to him and may attempt to be helpful to him in such activities; to the extent that we can muster such helping attempts on our part, and to the extent that we can voluntarily be willing, so to help; but we don’t worship him (the lifeguard) to the point of setting him up as dictator to rule our lives apart from our voluntary wills; or apart from our agreeing to such rule. Although we may voluntarily elect him to be our savior and helper and give up on some of our minor rights in order to receive rescuing of us and to receive help from him concerning other matters.

Such reasonings may be helpful concerning attacks on a person such as those which possibly may be foistered on a person by evil spirits concerning them insinuating the concept of "reverse grace" wherein it is reasoned that if God could overide the moral laws of the universe to grant grace and mercy and heaven to a person; simply because He, God, is God, then why couldn’t He, God, reverse the grace and re-institute the strictness of severe Draconian "Mosaic" law; (or after the Egyptian name "Moses", could the correct term be "Moses-ic"? Or possibly according to Hebrew, with "Moshe" being the name of Moses, could it be "Moshe"-ic?): those moral laws possibly being able to be described as "Neo-Mosheic" laws; (or whatever else; depending on the language used to describe Moses); to punish the law breaker severely and harshly; and thus for example to simply un-forgive a Christian and plainly just send him to temporal hell and to eternal hell?

Someone has said that in answer to that question, that the reason God does not do that kind of thing is because God loves us too much for that.

There is a Holy Bible scripture portion where it says something such as that God will put all things into subjection to the Son, i.e., in other words, in subjection to Jesus Christ; but there not to be being the subjecting of the Father to the Son of Him; who thus puts such things into the subjection of such Son; i.e.; in other words, Jesus Christ would have all things put into subjection of Him; but not God the Father of Jesus Christ being put into subjection of Jesus Christ.

Then later in History, supposedly, the situation will allegedly return to the former situation of God the Father being in control; "that there might be All in All"; whatever that phrase might mean or connote or imply.

Such assertions imply that grace and mercy may thus be abandoned in favor of "reverse grace", i.e., in other words, in favor of returning to severe Draconian Mosaic law.

Thus, if God were ever to become evil, then would we still desire to worship Him?

 

Would it matter, if he were all-powerfully Omnipotent?

He could set up an evil dictatorship that would probably be humanly impossible (or nearly impossible?), to counter.

Remember the concept of how in some parts of the world they have no enthusiasm for "counter revolutionaries"?

If America (or anywhere else) were to elect a dictator that would abolish liberty and democracy, what then?

If Earth were to elect a Savior to become King of the Earth who would rule "with a rod of iron", and who may thus similarly later abolish liberty and democracy, what then?

Should not "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty" (or whatever is the exact wording of that famous quote of whomever said it; if not Thomas Jefferson) be our motto; even if we are Christians in restored Israel with Jesus Christ being our voluntarily chosen King of kings?

Or, allegedly Jesus Christ anyways, for the case of there plausibly being possible for there to be being an imposter or similarity of Jesus Christ; such as has been predicted and prophesied by many people; such as for there in the future there to arise "a spurious Christ"; or "a false Christ"; or "the Antichrist"; or whomever else?

Also, could there be coming an evil and wicked somatically similar, psychologically similar, and spiritually similar, tri-partite clone patterned after the true Jesus Christ?

If so, what then?

Remember the "Raelians", a modern group, possibly from France that advocates the somatic cloning of human beings as if to do such cloning would be to avail ourselves of blessings from God?

Also, please read the book, War on the Saints by Jessie Penn-Lewis and Evan Roberts, where it states that it is possible for evil spirits to "personate" God;

(where "personation" is not the same concept as "impersonation", as far as the meaning of that English word "personate" might mean); which said word  "personate" presumably might mean that a replica depiction of someone, including possibly a replica depiction of God, where such a replica is presented to someone as though God were actually there being present as saying things to someone; as if He were saying such things Himself; when however He actually may not actually be present at all except in the concept of God being Omnipresent and "filling all space"); such "personation" being not a Hollywood or theatrical simulating of public figures for humor purposes; which the word, "im-personation" (not the word "personation") might describe.

(Except, as said recently above, in the sense that God is sometimes referred to by some people as "filling all space", throughout all the Universe, or insofar as, as with the revived-by-some, previously antiquated and "disproven" by the Michelson-Morley experiment's scientific concept of the Ether, a supposed space-time 4-componented fabric "In Whom we live, move, and have our being" (which is an approximate quote from the Book of Acts in The Holy Bible));

And that it is also possible for such evil spirits to personate human beings, also.

That book, War on the Saints (WOTS), also refers to evil spirits as doing collecting of information about us human being persons, we human being persons possibly to be being simulated by those evil spirits’ personation techniques by such evil spirits for such counterfeiting and personating of persons purposes, such activities of observation being referred to by the quote from WOTS, "They have watched them all their lives", meaning possibly that such evil spirits observe us human beings all our lives with the intent of using such information thus obtained, for the purpose of counterfeiting our presences to our relatives, friends, acquaintances, and the general Public, etc, later on, for whatever purpose; which said observation activity however, may be less than altruistic; and may even be malicious and ulterior towards us.

Therefore:

1. Such alleged truths about what might be possible for there to occur in the world might be interpreted as meaning that it may be possible for there to be a "soulical clone" category of being.

In other words, it may be possible for there to be an exact, or nearly exact, duplicate of a person’s soul, which according to Watchman Nee, author of the book titled The Spiritual Man; which said soul allegedly consists of, or at least possibly anyways allegedly has the aspects of: mind, emotions and will.

In other words, there could be able to occur a "soulical clone" (or "soulical clones") of a person (or persons).

2. And also in addition to that, evil spirits apparently can counterfeit and personate the human spirit, See War on the Saints Chapter VII "The Volition and Spirit of Man", p. 115, Subsection titled "The Counterfeit of the Human Spirit."

The human spirit, according to Watchman Nee in The Spiritual Man, has the functions of conscience, communion, and intuition.

3. The evil spirits also ostensibly can counterfeit The Holy Spirit of God, even. See War on the Saints (WOTS), Chapter V., "Counterfeits of the Divine", p. 73, "The Counterfeit Presence is sensuous."

4. That leaves only the human physiological "body double" or "body clone" or i.e., in other words, "somatic clone", along with the other two types of clone varieties, one psychological (or soulish/soulical) clone and two pneumatological (or spiritual) clones: (A. The human spirit variety and B. The Holy Spirit variety);

5. With the possibility of all three of those types of clones in a single "tri-partite clone": All three types of clone (spirit, soul, and body) could be being combinable for to make life nearly difficult, or even very difficult, or worse, or even impossible, for possibly nearly everybody.

6. "Who is like unto the beast, and who is able to make war with him?" is an approximate quote from the Book of Revelation of The Holy Bible.

Here is a version from the Blue Letter Bible of the Internet:

  

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   And they worshipped the dragon which   gave power unto the beast: and they          worshipped the beast, saying,  Who is like  unto the beast? who is able  to make war with him?

 

Minor question; if at all valid, which possibly it is not: If 7 is one of the numbers of God (7 along with 1, and 3, and possibly 14, etc), and if 6 is the number of a man, or Man (ie, Mankind) and if 666 is the number of a particular man, the Antichrist, then why are there 66 books in the Holy Bible (39 in the Old Testament, and 27 in the New Testament)?

Is 66 related to 666?

Also, possibly not related to such concepts is the fact that in The Periodic Table of the Elements, Carbon has 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons.  And the next element in The Periodic Table is Nitrogen, with 7 protons, 7 neutrons, and 7 electrons.

 

Relatedly, the developing, down through the centuries and millennia, of various different collections of worthwhile ethical and moral principles that have been accumulating among the various different populations of the Earth;

Of what may collectively constitute the anthropo-morphic idea of Good, of various schools of interpretation and belief:

Without there being at least one powerful person or at least some powerful persons (plural) to defend such worthwhile principles and associated activities (Seemingly, the more persons who do such defending, the better, possibly); without such defending, it would probably be unbearable for many people.

Then there is the concept that if God, as a Person, were to exist without Him being Good, that it would probably be unbearable as well, even for us creatures of His.

The concepts of God loving each of us all and defending each of us who turn to Him, however, and of God defending the worthwhile principles of Good, is appreciated.

Presumably God does agape'-love us and He did do such prospective defending us and

also defended His worthwhile principles of Good,

When He sent His only Son, Jesus the Christ, (also possibly apparently able to be referred to as something similar to "Yahoshua Ha Meshiakh" or abbreviatedly contracted to "Yahshua Ha Meshiakh" in Hebrew or "Joshua the Anointed One" in English) to Earth to be born-of-an-immaculate-virgin-Earth-woman, Mary.

Furthermore, since in "The Immaculate Conception" Mary is possibly considered as "Immaculate", then Joshua also can possibly be referrable to as "Joshua the Immaculate", the Son of God

(In other words, He, Jesus Christ, or Jesus the Christ,  or Joshua the Anointed One, possibly being describable as plausibly the only One of the possibly innumerable sons of God up in Heaven, God’s offspring up in Heaven, the only One of those Who was co-Creator along with Almighty God the Father, Who, said particular Joshua was sent by God and/or who possibly voluntarily went on his own, himself down to Earth to become an Offspring of Mankind as well.  He possibly therefore being thusly able to be called the "Son of Man", or "Mankind’s Son", as well.

Also, apparently, there are many varieties of "sons of God" referred to in the Holy Bible:

1. In one of the genealogies of the New Testament the first created man, Adam, is referred to as "the son of God".

2. In the Book of Genesis it refers to "sons of God" who possibly "came down" (or were they "down here" already?) who "saw the daughters of men, that they were fair," (These quotes are approximate); who then got married to those daughters of men and  therefore had children, those children becoming either "giants" or "men of renown".

3. In the Book of Daniel, seen in the fiery furnace, along with Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednigo, there also appeared "one who was like unto the son of God."

4. In the four New Testament (N.T.) Gospel Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, they say that Jesus, the Promised Prophet, or Promised Governor named in Greek or English, "Jesus Christ; i.e., in other words, "the Messiah" or "the Anointed One"; "Jesus the Christ" being apparently also named "Joshua the Anointed One", in English; also "the only begotten Son of God" (possibly "begotten" means "born on Earth as a human being"; or does it mean "created by God the Father up in Heaven" and/or "up in the heavenlies"?).

5. In the New Testament of The Holy Bible John 1:11-13 refers to the concept that those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior also "can become" the "sons" of God; "even to them who believe on his name".

6. In another place in the New Testament, it refers to the whole Creation as groaning together in pain, waiting for the "arrival", or "manifestation of the sons of God".

7.  Obadiah 21 says something such as that "saviors will come upon Mount Zion, and the kingdom shall be the Lord's".  This concept and quote are included in the video/dvd titled Messiah: The Biblical Message Behind the Musical Masterpiece that can be viewed on the Associated Bible Students of Central Ohio website.

Also, Joshua the Anointed One was possibly God’s only Son that was born-after-the-Fall of Adam and Eve, and also therefore after the Fall of Mankind as well, in The Garden of Eden;

Or, as literature written by Zechariah Sitchin or related to his studies and writings about ancient Sumerian cuneiform literature that may have to do with "gods", or God, Who allegedly may have come from the planet Nibiru, with Him or somebody else spelling and/or naming of the Garden of Eden as "E.din"; instead of "Eden" as in The Holy Bible.

However, some persons have referred to the planet Nibiru as having also the name "Lucifer" which therefore casts serious doubt as to whether such should be considered as worthwhile; since Lucifer, who allegedly was created by Almighty Lord God Jehovah, was God's most best angel at the first; he being allegedly "heaven's-choir-director" and/or "heaven's-music-director".

Then later, however, that superiority with which he was created by God, became a source of pride and evil in him when he desired to "ascend above the stars of God" and to be greater than God; apparently he attempting to be greater than God in the sense of having more power over Creation and over mankind than God had or has; allegedly.

Thus Lucifer; "the morning star"; possibly; or "Nibiru", the alleged planetery visitor to Earth's solar system every 3,657 years; thus he fell; and thus he  became evil and then became named "Satan" or "the resistor" or "the adversary".

Lucifer should not be worshipped.  He is evil.

Perhaps God may grant him some kind of mercy if he were to actually repent; which allegedly he did; but he kept on murdering innocent creatures of God including innocent baby human beings; and innocent animals; allegedly whilst claiming to be "repenting"; thus effectively speaking, to have lied concerning such, as well.

Almighty Lord God Jehovah please save each and every one of us all, including the animals, from attacks and from being harmed and/or murdered by Lucifer, the Devil and also named Satan; and his evil spirits and evil demons.

In the matter of the breaking of the law set down by God concerning the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, Satan the Devil deceived and tempted Eve and then Eve convinced Adam to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, also, thus bringing death on themselves and on all humanity, their descendents.

However, possibly it was not a discerning between Good and Evil as concepts or principles which was meant or referred to concerning the forbidden tree as being called  The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; but possibly what was meant was a plausible "para-normal" or "metaphysical-sight" with which they could observe either good or evil activities by persons in other regions or localities, viewing such activities "para-normally", or "super-naturally"; rather than meaning a discernment between what may constitute "good", and what may constitute "evil".  

Could "Remote Viewing" as allegedly having been studied by Stanford University be similar to such possible occurrences?

Then four millennia later during the Roman Empire, Almighty God's Co-Creator Son (please see John chapter 1), our Liberator and our Rescuer, and therefore regarded by many persons as our Lord or Owner and our Master, but also being able to be referred to as Joshua the Anointed One, (i.e., our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ), and also possibly describable as something possibly similar to "Adonai Yahshua Ha Meshiakh"; possibly meaning "Lord Joshua the Messiah" in English. (although possibly not, if that is not an accurate use of those Hebrew words).

"Jesus" is apparently the Greek form of the name "Yahoshua" in Hebrew, apparently abbreviated as "Yahshua" (also possibly as we have been told by television programs, "Yeshua"?), with "Yahoshuah," or abbreviated "Yahshua" meaning "Joshua" in English; that name possibly meaning "Jehovah is salvation" or "Yahovah is salvation";or "Yahweh is salvation"; (or "Yahowah is salvation"; or "Yahuwah is salvation")?

Allegedly, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came down to Earth down here to live for us and to die for us and for to defend those worthwhile ethical and moral principles, such as the maxim, "In everything that you would want other human beings to do to you, you should do to them."

More accurately remembered, it would probably be something more similar to "In everything that ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them"

Such a maxim is also more probably known in its more contemporary popular form as The Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you."

And our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ confronted the ruling classes of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the Herodians, etc, of the Jewish province of the Roman Empire; and the Roman Empire’s secular authorities, and apparently also the common people, with the facts of their individually and collectively inadequate ethical and moral conditions, to which they all or most, eventually responded with a major attack on His life, intending to having Him crucified to death,

To which He however, voluntarily submitted, in order to achieve a "pyrrhic" victory over them on behalf of those persons of Mankind who responded to Him; and to those of future generations who also may respond to His teachings; and to the teachings of His "Holy Father of Lights" up in Heaven "with whom there is no variableness nor shadow of turning" (James chapter 1);

Who allegedly is kind to everyone, even to bad people, "For He makes His sun to shine and His rain to fall, on good and bad alike", and The Holy Bible’s teachings that we should be being willing to give up on our sinful behaviors, asking God to help us to do so; as according to many preachers, such as Christian evangelist Billy Graham; that we should call out to God for God to save us, according to Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Joshua, or Jesus, or Yahshua, is often referred to as "the Lamb of God", and is also referred to as "the Lion of Judah", as well.

"I pledge allegiance to the Lamb" is therefore a worthwhile motto to believe in.

 

Please refer to the following link's website:

http://www.commontruth.com/index.html .

 

 

The Christian flag

 

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The Christian Flag was first conceived on September 26, 1897, at Brighton Chapel on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York in the United States. The superintendent of a Sunday school, Charles C. Overton, gave an impromptu lecture to the gathered students, because the scheduled speaker had failed to arrive for the event. He gave a speech asking the students what a flag representing Christianity would look like.[7] Overton thought about his improvised speech for many years afterward. In 1907, he and Ralph Diffendorfer, secretary of the Methodist Young People’s Missionary Movement, designed and began promoting the flag.[8] With regard to the Christian symbolism of the Christian Flag:

The ground is white, representing peace, purity and innocence. In the upper corner is a blue square, the color of the unclouded sky, emblematic of heaven, the home of the Christian; also a symbol of faith and trust. in the center of the blue is the cross, the ensign and chosen symbol of Christianity: the cross is red, typical of Christ’s blood.

The Christian flag is the only free flag in the world. It is different from every other flag, religious or secular, ancient or modern. It is uncontrolled, independent, and universal. Unlike all national flags and all denominational flags of various churches, it has no earthly bonds or allegiances. Christ and Christ alone is its Master. Without limitation, it exists for all the world’s people regardless of sex, race, national boundary, economic condition, affluence, or poverty, politics, slavery or freedom. It cannot be restricted by any nation or denomination. This unique, universal quality makes it like the air we breathe, belonging to all and yet owned by none. For those who want it, wherever and whenever, it is freely theirs.

The Christian flag is one of the oldest unchanged flags in the world. It was conceived at Brighton Chapel, Coney Island, New York, Sunday, September 26, 1897, and was presented in its present form the following Sunday by its originator. Call it chance, or providence, serendipity, or the plan of God, on that day, the Christian flag was born.

The white on the flag represents purity and peace. The blue stands for faithfulness, truth, and sincerity. Red, of course, is the color of sacrifice, in this case calling to mind the blood shed by Christ on Calvary, represented by the cross.

The first pledge to the Christian flag was written by Methodist pastor Lynn Harold Hough in 1908.

“I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands. One brotherhood, uniting all mankind, in service and love.”

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