While the confusion of the world can make anyone crazy; only the Truth can set and keep you free from the chaos of a world gone madd, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡
I am compelled to share the only defense available to mankind against insanity; it’s described as the Word of Life or the Way, the Truth and the Life ♡ Also in the parable, the Pearl of Great Price♡ You understand, as the Pearldropper, I’m compelled ♡♡♡
Noah Webster produced a work, called ” Noah Webster’s First Edition Of An American Dictionary Of The English Language ” in the year 1828♡ In my copy, a page is dedicated to the quote, “Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is; There Is Liberty. ” (2nd Corinthians 3:17)♡ On the next page is found; “If The Foundations Be Destroyed, What Can The Righteous Do?” (Psalm XI:3)♡ Now, Noah was a bit of a wise man and understood that when words loose accurate meaning, understanding is lost along with the capacity for right thinking ♡ So, he made considerable effort to restore the foundation for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness ♡ Again, I am compelled to point out, that by the year 1828; Truth had been obscured to a great extent by opinion and Noah was not unaffected, just sayin’ because it’s true♡ Later, Will Rodgers, also a bit of a wise man, pointed out with words to this effect; it’s not what you know that’s a problem, it’s what you know that ain’t so♡ For those who wish to avoid being foolish, one must seek wisdom where it can be found, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡
Wisdom springs forth from the well of Truth; it’s Source is God the Father, through Christ and those who have come to Faith by believing Him; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡ Those who have been blessed to be a bit wise; have always become wiser as a result of the care they have taken in what they choose to believe; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡
I have with carefulness laid a foundation with a hope that the point I wish to make will be clear and therefore support Enlightenment and dispell the darkness of confusion by degree ♡ I have come to the realization that religion is what mankind clings to when they lack Faith and the more organized the effort, the worse the effects of religion become, believe it or not; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡ Faith satisfies a man’s true need; while religion promises that which it lacks the ability to deliver; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡ For those who wish to know the Truth and be satisfied with it’s blessings♡♡♡
Now I am compelled to come to the point I wish to make as God has given me the ability ♡ In a world where the masses identify themselves by their peculiar religious identity; I am a _______, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic, Morman, Jew, Budist, Hindu, Islamist, ect. and ect.; while this is their right, as mankind has from the beginning been afforded that right ♡
So religion by design divides people into their peculiar groups; provides justification to oppose one another to the degree that their choosing allows for, giving way to wars, persecutions and all manner of hateful, evil existence without hope of being free from it, apart from death♡ However, as I have come to realize; existence is a state of mind; reserved for those lacking an understanding of what it is to live, to have the life that we were created to enjoy before opinion got in the way of Truth; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡ So, opinion destroys the foundation that produces the darkness; which causes those who wish to be righteous to struggle to be satisfied and deprives the wicked of life and subject to mere existence; where pray tell is a solution to be found? Perhaps Noah should be considered helpful, let us proceed ♡♡♡
Since it is assumed by many people that I identify myself as being a Christian, perhaps Noah can shed some light on what it means: Christian, n. 1. a believer in the religion of Christ 2. a professor of the belief in the religion of Christ. 3. a real disciple of Christ; one who believes in the Truth of the Christian religion, and studies to follow the example, and obey the precepts of Christ, a believer in Christ who is characterized by real piety. 4. in a general sense, the word christians includes all who are born in a christian country or of christian parents (there is no justification for example #4, in God’sWord or reality, “Michael” of “Allen’ Neel)
Christian a. [see also noun] 1. Pertaining to Christ, taught by Him, or received from Him; as the christian religion; christian doctrines. 2. professing the religion of Christ; relating to Christ, or His doctrines; precepts and example; or Christian profession and practice.
Christianity n. [see Christian, from Christ] 1. the religion of christians; or the system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ, and recorded by the Evangelist and Apostles.
Now I am compelled to state as Truth that Noah Webster was steeped in the controversy created by religion in the name of Christ; which caused him to inappropriately substitute religion where faith would be correct. This is not intended to find fault with Noah’s important work; rather he was diligent to do his best in a time of darkness; which only now, in this our time, have we begun to see the Light of Truth as our guide to Enlightenment. Christ did not come to establish religion; rather an enduring Faith in the hearts of all who choose to believe and trust in every Word that proceeded out of His mouth and those called, prepared and chosen to continue in His example; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡
Since I wittness to the Importance of Noah’s work; intended as a blessing and not a curse; since we’re on the subject what else should we give him time to offer us: Friend n. 1. one who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection which lead him to desire his company and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity; opposed to foe or enemy. as examples; (Proverbs 17:17) “A friend lovethat all times ” (Proverbs 18:24 ref. 17:17) “There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother “. (Luke12:4) “And I say to you My friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do”. (John15:13) “Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you “. (John15:15) “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what His Lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you”.
Religion is only found to be used in the New Testament six times and never used in Light of what Christ calls us to be partakers or identify with; rather Christ called out followers of religion to a Life of Faith in the revealed Word of God in order to be the transforming agent to bring the willing back into Harmony with God’s Will, becoming righteous by following the example illuminated by Christ’s conduct in word and deed. While the religious followers of their various forms of religion; were and continue to be the persecutors and accusers of the righteous. Therefore, it is by observing a persons conduct; you are made aware of what they believe. (Matthew7:20) “Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them”. (James1:16-27 ASV) Be not deceived, my beloved brethern. Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with Whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. Of His own Will He brought us forth by the Word of Truth, that we should be a kind of Firstfruits of the Creatures. Ye know this, my beloved brethren, but let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not the Righteousness of God. Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves. For if any one is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his Natural Face in a mirror for he beholdeth himself , and goeth away and straightway forgeteth what manner of man he was. But he that looketh into the Perfect Law, the Law of Liberty, and so Continueth, being not a hearer that forgeteth but a doer that worketh, this man Shall Be Blessed in his doing. If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is This, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself Unspotted from the world. (Matthew 7:21) “Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, Shall Enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that Doeth the Will of My Father Who Is In Heaven.
I am just “Michael” the called, prepared and chosen to serve, Pastor and Teacher; I follow the example of the Good Shepherd, I am not a hireling♡ Because my God called; not man, I serve His Christ, The Word of God Almighty and all willing to believe; both now and till the time of the gentiles is fulfilled; that is my reasonable service♡
May you have a truly blessed day and every day hereafter ♡ In Sincere Love, Michael
5/15/2021 @ 13:51