"According to Aristotle no form of wisdom is greater than that which teaches a prince how to rule beneficently. Accordingly, Xenophon was quite correct in saying in his Oeconomicus that he thought it something beyond the human sphere and clearly divine, to rule over free and willing subjects".
"The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature." From the first line of Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech.
Sun Tzu The Art of War: From Chapter Three Strategic Offensive.
"Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting. The highest form of warfare is to attack strategy itself."
Also from Chapter three Strategic Offensive.
"There are five essentials for victory: Know when to fight and when not to fight; Understand how to deploy large and small numbers; Have officers and men who share a single will; Be ready for the unexpected; Have a capable general, unhampered by his sovereign. These five point the way to victory.
Hence the saying.
'Know the enemy, know yourself and victory is never in doubt, not in a hundred battles. He who knows self but not the enemy will suffer one defeat for every victory. He who knows neither self nor the enemy will fail in every battle.'"
Translation by John Minford
This is what "They" are doing.......
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 New International Version
1 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
Deuteronomy 7:16-24 (NIV)
16 You must destroy all the peoples the Lord your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you.
17 You may say to yourselves, "These nations are stronger than we are. How can we drive them out?" 18 But do not be afraid of them; remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt. 19 You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the Lord your God brought you out. The Lord your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear. 20 Moreover, the Lord your God will send the hornet among them until even the survivors who hide from you have perished. 21 Do not be terrified by them, for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God. 22 The Lord your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you. 23 But the Lord your God will deliver them over to you, throwing them into great confusion until they are destroyed. 24 He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them.
Deuteronomy 7:5-6 (NIV)
5 This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire. 6 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
Deuteronomy 9:4-5 (NIV)
4 After the Lord your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, "The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness." No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is going to drive them out before you. 5 It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the Lord your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 28:9-14 (NIV)
9 The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11 The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.
12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
Deuteronomy 32:28-35 (NIV)
28 They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them. 29 If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be! 30 How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the Lord had given them up? 31 For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede. 32 Their vine comes from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are filled with poison, and their clusters with bitterness. 33 Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras. 34 "Have I not kept this in reserve and sealed it in my vaults? 35 It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them."
Deuteronomy 8:18-20 (NIV)
18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
19 If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. 20 Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.
Jeremiah 7:11 (NIV)
9 "'Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, 10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe" safe to do all these detestable things? 11 Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the Lord."
Isaiah 48:9-11 (NIV)
8 You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ears have not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth. 9 For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to destroy you completely. 10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. 11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.
Hosea 9:7-8 (NIV)
7 The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired person a maniac. 8 The prophet, along with my God, is the watchman over Ephraim, yet snares await him on all his paths, and hostility in the house of his God.
The Deuteronomy strategy was employed in Medina, except Muhammad saw what was going on and took over the city himself. These quotations explain how.
Qur'an 86:13-16 "This is a truly decisive statement, it is not something to be taken lightly. They plot and scheme, but so do I: Prophet, let the disbelievers be, let them be for a while."
Qur'an 2:218 "But those who have believed, migrated and striven for God's cause, it is they who can look forward to God's mercy..."
Qur'an 9:20 "Those who believe, who migrated and strove hard in God's way with their possessions and persons, are in God's eyes much higher in rank; it is they who will triumph;"
Qur'an 13:41-42 "Do they not see how We come to their land and shrink it's borders? God decides - no one can reverse His decision - and He is swift in reckoning. Those before them also schemed, but the overall scheme belongs to God: He knows what each soul does. In the end, the disbelievers will find out who will have the excellent home."
Qur'an 47:18-19 "What are the disbelievers waiting for, other than the Hour which will come upon them unawares? Its signs are already here, but once the Hour has actually arrived, what use will it be to take heed?"
Qur'an 9:14 "Fight them: God will punish them at your hands, He will disgrace them, he will help you conquer them, He will heal the believers feelings."
Qur'an 6:25 "Among them are some who [appear to] listen to you, but we have placed covers over their hearts - so they do not understand the Qur'an - and deafness in their ears. Even if they saw every sign they would not believe in them. So, when they come to you, they argue with you: the disbelievers say, 'These are nothing but ancient fables.'"
Qur'an 43:79-80 "Have the disbelievers thought up some Scheme? We too have been scheming. Do they think We cannot hear their secret talk and their private counsel? Yes we can: Our messengers are at their sides, recording eveything."
Qur'an 8:12-14 "Your Lord revealed to the angels: 'I am with you: give the believers firmness; I shall put fear into the hearts of the disbelievers, strike above their necks and strike all their fingers'. That was because they opposed God and His Messenger, and if anyone opposes God and His Messenger, God punishes them severely - 'That is what you get! Taste that!' and the torment of the Fire awaits the disbelievers."
And if the situation is reversed:
Qur'an 2:191 "Kill them wherever you encounter them, and drive them out from where they drove you out, for persecution is more serious than killing."
Translation by M.A.S Abdel Haleem
Sahih Muslim 6985 "Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews."Table of Contents
Communists are the useful idiots and cannon fodder of a societal collapse. Early adopters work subversively to help undermine society while the masses think they are fighting and dying for a workers paradise, rather than their own enslavement. Some see it as nothing more than a means to total power and world domination.
"Education is a weapon whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed." Stalin
"A lie told often enough will become the truth." Lenin
"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Lenin
"There is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror." Karl Marx
"The state is an instrument for coercion. We want to organize violence in the name of the interests of the workers." Lenin
"Religion is the opium of the people: this saying of Marx is the cornerstone of the entire ideology of Marxism about religion. All modern religions and churches, all and of every kind of religious organizations are always considered by Marxism as the organs of bourgeois reaction, used for the protection of the exploitation and the stupefaction of the working class." The attitude of the working party toward religion by Lenin.
"Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism." Lenin
The 1922 English translation of The ABC of Communism:
Section 32 "A Decisive victory over the enemy and the realization of the dictatorship of the proletariat - Such will be the inevitable outcome of the world wide civil war."
Section 33 "Manifestly it is essential that Humanity shall make an end of capitalism once and for all. With this goal in view, we can endure the period of civil wars, and can pave the way for Communism, which will heal all wounds."
Section 34 "We are thus confronted by two alternatives, and only two. There must either be complete disintegration, hell broth, further brutalisation and disorder, absolute chaos, or else communism."
Section 56 "It is essential that the working class should overcome all national prejudices and national enmities. This is a requisite, not only for the world-wide attack upon capital and for the complete overthrow of the capitalist system, but also for the organization of a single world-wide economic system."
Section 57 "The bourgeoisies of all countries, especially of late, join the cry, 'down with the Jews!' The aim of this is to switch off the class struggle of the workers against their capitalist oppressors, into a struggle between nationalities."
Section 60 "Today, even British ministers of state sometimes deliver antisemitic orations. This is an infallible sign that the bourgeois system in the West is in the eve of a collapse, and that the bourgeoisie is endeavouring to ward off the workers' revolution by throwing Rothchilds and Mendelssohns to the workers as sops."
Section 77 "In the matter of education, as in all other matters, the Communist Party is not merely faced by constructive tasks, for in the opening phases of it's activity it is likewise faced by destructive tasks. In the education system bequeathed to it by capitalist society, it must hasten to destroy everything which has made of the school an instrument of the capitalist class rule."
Section 92 "The transition From socialism to Communism, the transition from the society which makes an end of capitalism to the society which is completely freed from all traces of class division and class struggle, will bring about the natural death of all religion and all superstition."
Section 92 "If the church were to be persecuted it would win sympathy among the masses, for persecution would remind them of the almost forgotten days when there was an association between religion and the defence of national freedom; It would strengthen the antisemitic movement; and in general it would mobalize all the vestiges of an ideology which is already beginning to die out."
We are all the victims of the hidden powers. This includes the Muslims, immigrants and mixed race families, the vast majority of whom are simply victims of circumstance. Peace requires understanding and mutual respect. Different groups all working on their own agendas within the same lands is itself divisive, causes a breakdown in trust and is the ultimate cause of conflict.Table of Contents
Don't be deceived, all are being used by the criminal elite to bring the same revolutionary strategy to fruition. Creating all the poverty, misunderstanding and hatred needed to feed the beast of world communism. Government is not simply incompetent.
World communism is their goal. Obviously most communists don't realise they are being deceived into assisting with strategy from the Old Testament/Torah.
Liberalism is used to break down traditional values and morals while using political correctness to silence any opposition.
Capitalism is used to justify mass immigration on globalist economic grounds. Much of what passes for capitalism is really just subversion and the theft of state assets!
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History is being hidden and repeated.....
Mein Kampf (James Murphy Translation)
Volume 1 Chapter 4
"Nobody can doubt that this world will one day be the scene of dreadful struggles for existence on the part of mankind. In the end the instinct of self-preservation alone will triumph."
"Once we know what the consequences of this 'internal colonization' theory would be we can no longer consider as a mere accident the fact that among those who inculcate this quite pernicious mentality among our people the Jew is always in the first line."
"It is specially difficult to understand how the belief that the State is brought into being and preserved by economic forces could gain currency in a country which has given proof of the opposite in every phase of its history. The history of Prussia shows, in a manner particularly clear and distinct, that it is out of the moral virtues of the people and not from their economic circumstances that a State is formed."
"But as soon as economic interests begin to predominate over the racial and cultural instincts in a people or a State, these economic interests unloose the causes that lead to the subjugation and oppression."
"How then did it happen that the political instincts of this very same German people became so degenerate? For it was not merely one isolated phenomenon which pointed to this decadence, but morbid symptoms which appeared in alarming numbers, now all over the body politic, or eating into the body of the nation, like a gangrenous ulcer. It seemed as if some all-pervading poisonous fluid had been injected by some mysterious hand into the bloodstream of this once heroic body, bringing about a creeping paralysis that affected the reason and the elementary instinct of self-preservation."
"Even as early as that time I warned people around me, just as I am warning a wider audience now, against that soothing slogan of all indolent and feckless nature: Nothing can happen to us."
"Long before then the spiritual and moral decline of the German people had set in, though those who were affected by the morbid decadence were frequently unaware - as so often happens - of the forces which were breaking up their very existence."
Volume 1 Chapter 10
"The broad masses of the people see little of the cultural, political, and moral background of this collapse. Many of them completely lack both the necessary feeling and powers of understanding for it."
"If we study the course of our cultural life during the last twenty-five years we shall be astonished to note how far we have already gone in this process of retrogression. Everywhere we find the presence of those germs which give rise to protuberant growths that must sooner or later - bring about the ruin of our culture."
"Only those who have nothing of value to give to the world will oppose everything that already exists and would have it destroyed at all costs."
"The efforts made to conceal the past from the eyes of the present afforded clear evidence of the fact that these apostles of the future acted from an evil intent. These symptoms should have made it clear to all that it was not a question of new, though wrong, cultural ideas but of a process which was undermining the very foundations of civilisation. It threw the artistic feeling which had hitherto been quite sane into utter confusion, thus spiritually preparing the way for political Bolshevism."
"The ultimate and most profound reason of the German downfall is to be found in the fact that the racial problem was ignored and that its importance in the historical development of nations was not grasped."
Volume 2 Chapter 1
"Once we understand the impenetrable stupidity of our public, we cannot be surprised that such tactics turn out successful. Led by the press and blinded once again by the alluring appearance of the new program, the bourgeois as well as the proletarian herds of voters faithfully return to the common stall and re-elect their old deceivers....... Scarcely anything else can be so depressing as to watch this process in sober reality and to be the eyewitness of this repeatedly recurring fraud. On a spiritual training ground of that kind it is not possible for the bourgeois forces to develop the strength which is necessary to carry on the fight against the organized might of Marxism."
"Marxism will march shoulder to shoulder with democracy until it succeeds indirectly in securing for its own criminal purposes even the support of those whose minds are nationally oriented and whom Marxism strives to exterminate."
"As I have said, only a very credulous soul could think of binding himself to observe the rules of the game when he has to face a player for whom those rules are nothing but a mere bluff or a means of serving his own interests, which means he will discard them when they prove no longer useful for his purpose."
"On this planet of ours human culture and civilization are indissolubly bound up with the presence of the Aryan. If he should be exterminated or subjugated, then the dark shroud of a new barbarian era would enfold the earth. To undermine the existence of human culture by exterminating its founders and custodians would be an execrable crime in the eyes of those who believe that the folk-idea lies at the basis of human existence."
"Only when the international idea, politically organized by Marxism, is confronted by the folk idea, equally well organised in a systematic way and equally well led - only then will the fighting energy in the one camp be able to meet that of the other on an equal footing: and victory will be found on the side of eternal truth."
Volume 1 Chapter 3
"For the first time nationalists and patriots were transformed into rebels. Not rebels against the nation or the state as such but rebels against a form of government which, they were convinced, would inevitably bring about the ruin of their own people."
"If a Government uses the instruments of power in its hands for the purpose of leading a people to ruin, then rebellion is not only the right but also the duty of every individual citizen."
"The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of glowing passion: but those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others. It is only through the capacity for passionate feeling that chosen leaders can wield the power of the world which like hammer blows, will open the door to the hearts of the people."
From the May 1932 Emergency Economic Program of the NSDAP.
"The Marxist objection that one must proletarianize the independent middle class in the interests of hurrying the arrival of the future Marxist state contradicts the interests of the German worker. The goal for the German worker must not be the proletarianizing of the middle class, but rather the deproletarianizing of the German worker, and providing him with property."
From Hitler's Last Political Testament signed on 29 April 1945 as the Russians closed in on Berlin.
"I never desired that after the first terrible World War a second war should arise against England or even against America. Centuries may pass, but out of the ruins of our cities and cultural monuments there will arise anew the hatred for the people who alone are ultimately responsible: International Jewry and its helpers."
Teaching World War 2 and saying "lest we forget" is pointless if the truth is hidden, the lessons are never learned and the conditions that make societal collapse inevitable are constantly recreated by radicals who seek world wide revolution.
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Quotations from The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
The purpose of Apollon acting in this specific socio-political function pertains to the human need for communal order. As a community does not exist comprised of an individual but rather as a singular entity of numerous interlinked, yet individual bodies.
The human need for Apollon's influence in this regard shows itself in Apollon's nature, likewise with the Athenian epithet Metageitnios, he who "brings us together" as Apollon was called when Theseus united the villages into the singular body of Athens.
In this manner Apollon was clearly seen as a protector of leaders in government of the citizenry and it is safe to assume would likewise be considered a protector of customary laws.
But as with the body, the body of the state can also become corrupted and harmful to its members. In the face of social ills it can be said that Apollon is the inspirer of orators, those who in turn inspire others to corrective action as the heralds of change and evolution.
And perhaps more telling is the fragment of a hymn by Archilochus in which Apollon is called upon to destroy the guilty. "My lord Apollo, single out the guilty ones; destroy them, O destroyer god".
Apollon as destroyer, as the god of what is essentially "order" targets disruptive elements that can be characterised as "darkness" or "evil". This likewise is reflected in the image of Apollon as the archer, if we consider that the arrow is likened to rays of light and the god is at the apex of his shower of darts, making them move together in their course towards their target.
This would be the very image that the common worshiper would be familiar with: the golden god, with his arrows clattering and bow in hand as he strides across the land and sea.
To promote order and justice, Apollon must enforce it by the destruction of that which is against nature or violates the social contract, that is to say the rules by which people peacefully and successfully live together and upon which they agree. It is for this reason that Apollon gives a voice in the assembly to everyone to have an equal say in their society and therefore embodies all that we enjoy from a democratic state. No man can block the freedom of another when all are in council with shared citizens' privilege to speak equally.
Therefore the protective and destructive powers of Apolon are one and the same, as the destructive nature of the god is often bent toward maintaining the harmony of a thing by destroying that which corrupts its purity and natural balance. In this fashion the destroyer is beneficial to humanity and the cosmos, and his harsher nature is tempered by his compassion towards humanity as a whole, the same compassion that compelled him to mythically plead our case during one of his father's rages against the human race. In this respect destruction cannot be bad, but rather a good as a cosmic necessity.
Although he doesn't commonly pursue his prey in the hunt, he does have hunting related epithets and cult practice, which may have more to do with his nature of bringing the end of life to all things in one fell swoop as he pours out his arrows.
Apollon is an aggressive deity who quickly destroys pollution that would attempt to cross his path.
Certainly the image of Apollon as Tenedos, with a pelekys, a hatchet in hand as executioner of adulterers would have been an awe-inspiring reminder of his seemingly unforgiving nature.
Fearful superstition viewing Apollon as a menacing plague-bringer all too quick to slay and bring suffering to men is quite contrary to such a cool, rational, compassionate and moderate god such as Apollon, whereas a god who dispassionately and yet at the same time out of fondness for us, brings an end to our mortal lives fits much more reasonably with his nature. He is the god who must destroy us in our limited forms in order to receive us. For Apollon stands before the gates of that greatest height that we desire to attain, at which we will find the necessary ends.
Even as night cannot withstand the light of day, so too does the divine light which illuminates and reveals to the mind, conquer the darkness of dangerous ignorance and superstition which blinds the mind and stunts the soul.
Apollon's association with the natural order of death as being something not grievous but progressing out of the natural order of time.
Apollon protects that which is not passing into death, in other words, he protects the living from the untimely arrival of death as much as he can without acting against the Moirai. This protection of the god is very much an important part too. In our individual and in our community's collective spiritual well being as much as the physical. It is no great wonder that his protection extends to many venues of our lives, such as the boundaries and doorways of our spiritual journeys, even as he extends his protection to the physical markers as a protector of roads, cities and the common household entrances.
Apollon merely brings about the timely end of life, and most especially for those who are esteemed by him, when their allotted period on earth comes to an end. Such is the case recounted by Homer in the Odyssey when he speaks of the Island of Syria. There, he says, men and women do not age, but rather, at the end of their lives are slain, the men by the arrows of Apollon, and the women by those of his twin Artemis.
A not insignificant part of Apollon's function as destroyer deals with the maintenance and restoration of purity of the body and of the soul's natural harmonic tendency.
This too is extended to the nature of the soul that depends on its periodic cleansing and the renewal between lives for its well being.
Through the mechanism of music Apollon promotes continual concord and likewise permanently binds together the separated multitude into a whole.
His music is that which introduces peace and law into the heart of men by the kithara's evenly ordered tones.
So profound were the effects of his songs of obedience and concord that they were said to have influenced the minds of listeners to renounce their animosities and reunite in fraternity.
Apollon as a god acting intellectively in discourse with one who seeks to know, one who is a philosopher. It is by being inspired to the love of wisdom that one is ultimately led to the truth. So Apollon begins his action on the soul as the Inquirer (Pythian), to continue as the Clear One (Delian) and the Manifester (Phanaean), by which he shows the first glimmer of truth. It is to those who then possess knowledge that he becomes the Knowing (Ismenian) and lastly the God of Discourse (Leschenorian).
Apollon renders all things to their original form in unity with each other. Even as flames consume all matter, bringing all to ashes, so he consumes all things to reveal the truth of nature.
Thereby, regardless of one's personal view of the philosophy, even here we find elements of the common regard of Apollon as destroyer, the purifier (or washer), the one who directs harmonious movement and the god who unifies or brings all into assembly.
The Pythian Games that were held in close relation to the springtime festival of Stepteria, were part of the mytho-cultic worship of Apollon, as victorious over the serpent and in which following purification, Apollon crowns himself with the holy laurel.
Apollon as oracle shares a great commonality too with Apollon as shepherd and Apollon as Agyicus of the road, which may be more relevant to the modern worshiper. In the former he is a protective caregiving guide and in the later a god who manages all that is carried along the roads and guards against that which is unfavorable as he illuminates the path to one's home or destination.
Apollon indicates the road that one must go down or which road one is currently traveling.
Considering him as a god who indicates the road towards harmony.
Apollonian philosophy is the embodiment of reason, culture, harmony, restraint, practicality, moderation, truth and order.
It is compatible with Christianity. In fact you can't have one without the other, together they are a rock.
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The truth is hard to understand and dangerous in the delivery.
John 15:18 New International Version (NIV)
18 "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first."
Matthew 7:15-29 (NIV)
15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."
21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
John 7:1-13 (NIV)
1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world." 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, "My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8 You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come." 9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, "Where is he?" 12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others replied, "No, he deceives the people." 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
John 8:31-47 (NIV)
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"
34 Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. 38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father."
39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do what Abraham did. 40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. 41 You are doing the works of your own father." "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."
42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
John 10:11-16 (NIV)
11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd."
John 15:13-15 (NIV)
13 "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
Revelation 3:9 (NIV)
9 "I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars. I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you."
Matthew 13:36-43 (NIV)
36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
40 As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear."
Matthew 13:3-23 (NIV)
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop, a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear." 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?" 11 He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. 15 For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them." 16 "But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."
1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 (NIV)
14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone 16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.
Matthew 23:15 (NIV)
15 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are."
Matthew 23:31-33 (NIV)
31 "So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started! 33 "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?"
Ephesians 6:10-17 (NIV)
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Revelation 2:9 (NIV)
9 "I know your afflictions and your poverty, yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan."
Titus 1:13-16 (NIV)
13 This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
1 Peter 2:15 (NIV)
15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
Galatians 4:16 (NIV)
16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
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