May I offer some perspective?
I agree with the generals, although I wouldn’t say “tangible speculation” – what does that even mean?Unfortunately conspiracy theory is widely accepted as something that is “proposed to be true by using mere speculation”, however conspiracy theory throughout history is tangible speculation based on hypothesis and facts.
Wow, that's ^^^ a mouthful. *grin* I'm not quite sure what to say, but your comment did make me think of one of my favorite scriptures- 'And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind. For in much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.' From one of my favorite books, Ecclesiastes, Chapter 1, verse 17 and 18 NKJdUmPsTeR - I find your humble heart to be quite moving, yet could it be that your humility cloaks your intellectual prudence in the form of wisdom, exampling Christ with respect toward others?
Forgive my vagueness no_oneI agree with the generals, although I wouldn’t say “tangible speculation” – what does that even mean?
Can Mr. Jones be considered a modern firebrand for the cause of individual liberty in the spirit of the early historic Thomas Paine, who had a talent to turn society upside down with some common sense, and who had the bravery to challenge dangerous satanic authority? Can he be described as a digital pamphleteer warning as many as possible about encroaching despotism and oppressive strategy, which develops in the confines of compulsory authority?Let me clarify the intend of this thread: I was hoping that folks would approach the above video (Link above) with an open mind and actually watch it and form an opinion about what the person in the video has to say about Jesus Christ and his faith.
I do believe Mr. Jones and / Mr. Beck both to be highly sincere and both to have a sincere mission to warn, inform and restore liberty. I also think they see it a sincere personal mission to battle with persuasion against the throes of authoritarian despotism that encroaches upon us all.@ Great Fiction: As you say Mr. Jones is an advocate for liberty; Do you think his faith applies to what he presents and that his arguments are valid and aligned with the true principles of truth and prophetic warning as Christ would have it?
Or do you think he is manipulating the system using 'fear mongering' and claims of 'Christianity' for personal financial gain?
Do you believe Mr. Jones and / or Mr. Beck to be sincere?
Is it possible that the immaculate love of Christ greatly shines with your posted contribution as you also offer durable scriptural support as an example to follow our Lord and Savior in that legacy of love? I should say yes quickly. Thank you dearly for your knowledge and example in Christ sir.Hi I listened to some of the things the guy says, in the video which I was able to get. In case you don't want to read all of this, which is long, I have put in quotes, in blue, what I understand he is saying . . . not necessarily exact quotes.
He seems to be saying, "Stand up to the system or be a cowardly slave. Things are set up to control people and get their tax money. Lobbying is not for the individual."
Ok, but Jesus says, "not to resist an evil person," in Matthew 5:39. And Peter says . . . to the wicked . . . "You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you." (James 5:6) If we do what Jesus really means, we are trusting God who will do with us all that He is committed to doing . . . guaranteed. Look at how Jesus submitted to being whipped and beaten and nailed and then He rose with so much more than this evil world was able to take away. Even in this life, we get "resurrections" to more than all that problems and evil people and even we ourselves take from us
So, our attention needs to first be to God and to submitting to how He rules us in our hearts with His peace (Colossians 3:15, Matthew 11:28-30), not to controlling this evil world's people. And what does Paul our Apostle tell us to do? First to pray "for" people who are in power > "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
May I be allowed to present some minor benign antagonism that may provide comprehensive consideration for additional perspective?So, first our job specialty is to have compassion and prayer "for" people who are in power . . . "all who are in authority". And if this is what God is committed to, this is what will work best - - so "that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." It does not say, "so that we may have money and not have a lot of taxes." If we obey this, we can live quietly and in godliness, no matter what happens to money!!!