We are wondering too, how far is heaven. We wonder that a lot. This post will be the first of a series attempting to take a stab at an overarching theory about how things seem to be shaking out and what we might actually be able to do about them. We acknowledge the invaluable help of James and A13 in developing and organizing this theory. We don't know how many posts it will take to lay it out, but this is the first, an introduction.
The following reflects, roughly, our understanding of truth, based on our sustained effort to apprehend it. Your version may vary a little or a lot. People can arrive at similar conclusions via different paths.
We believe that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. We believe in God, the God of all creation, who created this planet, and everything on it. In fact we are inside God, and by extension, God is inside us. For this reason, it is impossible that evil will prevail. Evil can not prevail over the creator God who animates everyone and everything, 24x7. Evil can destroy many things if we let it, but it cannot destroy God. Nor will God allow evil to destroy his creation. So we have hope.
We can help or not. Evil must work through human hands. When we deny evil our help, evil is helpless to harm us, especially when we work together. God also works through human hands, not for his benefit, but for ours. We ought make ourselves available to do his work, together, instead of offering ourselves to evil. We need to nurture discernment in order to understand what we are doing, what we should stop doing, and what we should start doing. The resistance begins in the mind, in our ability to discern truth, and to act accordingly, to follow through with our will.
There is such a thing as the truth. When we find something and we think it’s true, and we later find out we were wrong, we let it go. There is no shame in this process, but it can hurt very much. We are human. We make mistakes. We learn. We survive. We choose to persevere to the end because we want something better for ourselves and our progeny.
The responsibility is on us to choose to love the truth, to seek out reality. We were created with free will. We don’t have to seek the truth if we don't want to. It is our choice. God honors our choice either way. If we are serious about solving the problems facing us, we will eventually recognize that we have to learn the truth about what is happening, and that means we have to face our own responsibility for lending our hands to evil, whether we realized it or not at the time. Evil stops when we stop letting it use us.
We believe that Jesus Christ is who he said he was, God. If he was wrong then he was either deluded which makes him mentally unstable, or he was lying which, given the importance of this, means he was evil. Those conclusions don't follow. We accept that he is God and conclude that it would be wise to accept his advice. Jesus came here to teach people the way to be. Religions have convoluted his teachings much, but he was very straightforward and said all the commands come down to this: Love God with all your heart and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.
You can believe whatever you want. We all can. That is the whole point -- that you can choose to love the truth or not, you can choose to believe whatever you want. No one can stop you. Nor will God stop you, because he honors your free will. Yet it is our experience that she who seeks shall find, and the pursuit of truth is worthy. You can much more easily seek lies, which are plentiful and easy to find at every turn. The effort comes in seeking truth, not lies.
Know the consequences of your choices. Do not claim ignorance; it will not save you from the consequences. If you give yourself over to lies, to liars, to what is easy, you will not avoid pain. You may only defer it for a time while the consequences multiply. Addicts seek short term relief, gratification and comfort too. Only later do they and their loved ones pay the exorbitant costs for getting lost in illusions. We are all paying the exorbitant price for many people's choices. Our children are paying. So we are in this together, like it or not.
Liars have been with man from the beginning. Liars hate the truth. They have always wanted what their father, the devil, wants: to replace God in our lives with themselves, and to prove that they have replaced God to us and to themselves. Like narcissists, they need to see their reflection in others in order to feel real. Otherwise they are shadows. They gain entre into our minds through fear.
Liars are trying to destroy us and everything God gave us. But God gave us intellects and intuitions and freewill. With them we can determine the truth and we can choose reality. God will help us in those things that we are not equipped for, providing we want to overcome. Providing we want to choose good for ourselves and our families. Providing we have the will.
In ancient times the evil had alchemist helpers who pursued power rather than truth. They practiced magic, rituals. Some of these practices made it into religions. Religions provide organization for the purpose of bringing many people into the rituals. Religions are about controlling people spiritually. Today religions have less power to control people, but the alchemists are now scientists, and many people worship science and technology that has advanced beyond the limits of our imaginations. Much technology seems like magic. With black budgets and suppressed technologies, an artificial gap has been created, and this gap keeps humanity repressed. The truth about science, technology, and medicine, has been discovered and kept secret by evil people because it gives them a supreme advantage and allows them to control the rest of humanity with various schemes.
Lies about science form the basis for many other lies. In many ways, we are least equipped to deal with lies about science, technology and medicine. These fields require highly specialized knowledge that forms an impervious barrier which easily deflects criticism. Experts are worshiped, not questioned. For instance, we are told oil is scarce. For over half a century Russian and Ukranian scientists have known that oil is plentiful, abiotic, formed deep in the earth.
It appears that, unbeknownst to Westerners, there have actually been, for quite some time now, two competing theories concerning the origins of petroleum. One theory claims that oil is an organic 'fossil fuel' deposited in finite quantities near the planet's surface. The other theory claims that oil is continuously generated by natural processes in the Earth's magma. One theory is backed by a massive body of research representing fifty years of intense scientific inquiry. The other theory is an unproven relic of the eighteenth century. One theory anticipates deep oil reserves, refillable oil fields, migratory oil systems, deep sources of generation, and the spontaneous venting of gas and oil. The other theory has a difficult time explaining any such documented phenomena.
So which theory have we in the West, in our infinite wisdom, chosen to embrace? Why, the fundamentally absurd 'Fossil Fuel' theory, of course -- the same theory that the 'Peak Oil' doomsday warnings are based on. [More by Dave McGowan.]
This is just one example. Consider the suffering and death that has resulted from this ONE lie about oil. Consider the profits made on this ONE lie. Consider how much control hinges on this ONE lie. Consider the mountain of smaller lies that rest on this ONE BIG lie. Let’s now consider another BIG LIE: global warming. Another very comprehensive lie. Consider the scale of that one, the control mechanisms put in place to solve the “problem” of global warming. Consider the money made on this lie. Consider how many scientists collaborated on this lie, and for how long. Consider weather modification. More lies. More hiding of the truth about technology, about what is possible. The military has been studying weather modification technology for probably a century. Presumably they know how to harness the energy in the earth’s atmosphere and in the earth’s crust. Consider all the suffering and death caused by storms, droughts, floods, earthquakes; and that these events are always, without exception, blamed on Mother Nature and Acts of God, and weather modification is never acknowledged, even though the military has released plenty of information about their weather modification goals. Even though you can watch your own local weather forecast and see bizarre circles and other phenomenon on the radar that people will pretend not to see.
Scarcity is a lie. All the conflicts over energy and resources are based on lies. The earth provides more than enough resources to sustain all the life on this planet. Life saving science has been suppressed to generate conflict and profit, and to control us. Secret technologies have abused humanity. The science gap was made to create the illusion that they are God, that they have replaced God in our lives. Humanity was held back to make this possible. Countless lives were sacrificed to make this possible. Do we reflect that back to them by worshiping their lies, or do we deny them the satisfaction by seeking the truth? Your choice.
Not enough people love the truth. Not enough people seek after the truth, want to know what is true, what is real, and desire this knowledge deeply, even if the truth is painful. When many more people love the truth enough to seek it, to learn it, to accept its reality no matter how painful it is initially, our problems will resolve themselves. To love the truth is to love. To seek the truth is to love. To love is to lend our hands to God and to deny them to evil. It is all very, very simple. Love the truth, look for it everywhere, and all will be well, eventually. Honor your own dignity enough to refuse to be lied to.
We could have heaven on earth. Instead we have hell on earth. We seem to be far from heaven. But we are not helpless. They have taken the battle to our minds *and* our bodies, and that is where we have to fight them. We fight them for sovereignty over our selves. We have said many times the resistance begins in your mind. We took our minds back, and we will take our bodies back too.
What do you choose?