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Friday, September 06, 2019
I have seen a few Orthodox writers brush off the subject of heliocentric vs. geocentric model of the Earth/Universe. They seem to do so with sincerity. They usually sound something like this: "The shape of the Universe does not matter, what matters is the incarnate Christ...and other more important stuff..."
They are missing it and are unwittingly a part of promulgating a satanic lie. No truth is irrelevant. All truth is given by God. Truth is truth and God is the Father of truth. Lie is lie and Satan is the father of lies.
It is not about the shape of the Earth/Universe, it is about the nature of the the Earth/Universe. The true nature of the Earth/Universe has been indoctrinated out of the minds of much of the world's population. The perpetrators of the lie know and keep the truth hidden from humanity. The Earth/Universe is not an accidental, evolving, spinning ball in a vast cosmos of space. It is a contained, domed environment specifically created by God- firmament above (water) and water below and land mass in between.
So why is this important to humanity and the Orthodox Church, and why has a lie been perpetrated?
For those who would quote the writing of a specific saint who uses the word "sphere" in relation to the nature of the universe, and say, "See the saints say we live on a spinning ball", you would do well to understand the word and how it was used in the time it was written. The word "sphere" was used to encompass the universe as God created it. It never implied that the land mass itself was was wrapped around in a ball shape. The "sphere" includes all of creation including the waters above and below.
Isaiah said, "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.."
The Earth's land mass is a circle, not a ball. Job further describes it like this: "It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment."
This is God's view of His creation from his vantage point, enthroned above his creation:
So, once again, why does the nature of the Earth/Universe matter to humanity and the Orthodox Christian and why should Orthodox writers refrain from brushing off this truth? Because we are Christians not Satanists.
The NATURE of creation is that GOD CREATED ALL THAT IS and we are HIS creation. Is that not relevant to a world that lies in darkness? Is that not important to talk about?
Addendum: Here is your homework:
Posted by JTO Editor Nathan Lee Lewis at 9/06/2019 08:30:00 AM
Sunday, September 01, 2019
If you are not informing the Church about the nature of the world in which we live, then you are not preparing them for what is to come. If you believe we live on a spinning ball and that the Earth is only one of many "planets" in a vast galaxy, rather than the fact that we live in an enclosed domed environment with a firmament above and waters below, the earth being a plane, then you are not as wise or spiritual as you think you are. Trust the scripture, not the religion of science.
Posted by JTO Editor Nathan Lee Lewis at 9/01/2019 11:35:00 PM
Saturday, August 31, 2019
"And the whole order of the stars shall be concealed from the sinners, And the thoughts of those on the earth shall err concerning them, [And they shall be altered from all their ways], Yea, they shall err and take them to be gods."
False God's and Fictional Planets:
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Posted by JTO Editor Nathan Lee Lewis at 8/31/2019 07:57:00 AM
Friday, June 14, 2019
Give a deviant sin a name. Create a flag to express your pride in that sin. Join a group of others who participate in the same deviancy. Call yourself a community. Establish a month where all deviant groups can unite in celebrating their pride. Voila! Pride Month.
"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."
Dear Google: If I believe that the Christian faith teaches about the spiritually destructive nature of sexual behavior outside of the bonds of marriage and outside of the male-female relationship and I warn people about the destructive nature of deviating from the God Given path, that is NOT HATE. It is LOVE. On the other hand, to censor this speech would be an act of hate. It would be Christophobic.
Posted by JTO Editor Nathan Lee Lewis at 6/14/2019 02:20:00 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
February 1, 2019
In about a year's time, (less than a year) Nancy Pelosi will have a stroke, removing her from office. (It will be revealed that she had already had several "small" strokes" that were kept from the public eye.) She will be replaced by a young man, who will not last long in the position. The Democratic party will be thrown into utter turmoil and confusion. God will strengthen his righteous in the Country.
Posted by JTO Editor Nathan Lee Lewis at 5/23/2019 09:17:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
The Church is ONE. There is One Faith, One baptism, One body. The members of that body, though having gifts that differ from one another, are linked as ONE. While each individual is ultimately responsible to live a righteous life, they are not islands unto themselves. Each member is responsible for the other, for what one does or does not do, effects the entire body. If one is righteous and commits righteous acts, then the One body is blessed and profits. If one commits a sinful act, then the whole body is affected.
"do you know that a little leaven leavens the whole loaf?
It is for this reason that in the area of sin, each member has a responsibility to the other. Knowledge of another's sinful action ALWAYS requires some kind of reaction, for the CHIEF SPIRITUAL ACTS OF MERCY include:
- to admonish sinners
- to instruct the ignorant
- to counsel the doubtful
- to comfort the sorrowful
- to suffer wrongs patiently
- to forgive injuries
To fail to practice these mercies leads to participation in another's sin.
See these NINE WAYS OF PARTICIPATION IN ANOTHER'S SIN
- by counsel (giving advice opposed to the Church and the Holy Scriptures)
- by command (using authority to compel someone to act opposed to the Church and Holy Scripture)
- by consent (giving one permission to act opposed to the Church and Holy Scriptures)
- by provocation (influencing or pressuring someone to sin by your speech or action)
- by praise or flattery (giving warm approval, admiration, and excessive, insincere praise of a person who has sinned, especially to further one's own interests)
- by concealment (hiding another's sin or preventing it from being known)
- by partaking (joining in the sinful act of another)
- by silence (avoiding talking about or mentioned another's sin)
- by defense of the sin committed (the action of defending from or resisting attack. by rebutting or denying that a sin is a sin against the Church and Holy Scripture
The pillar and foundation of all truth is the Church (1 Timothy 3) and the Church's standard for truth is Scripture and Tradition. It is by this canonical standard, the general law, rule, principle, or criterion, by which something is judged. Individuals in the church must take care not to quote their favorite saint out-of-context to say anything other than what the church maintains in the area of our responsibility to actively deal with a sinning member. If a saint says we are to look to our own sin, it is not a conflict to do so, however, such an exhortation does not negate the Church's responsibility to show mercy to a brother in sin by not allowing the sin to continue or go unrepented. If the scripture says "judge not", and it does, one must be careful to know the meaning of that word in context, and that it is different from the word used by Apostle Paul when he exhorts us to judge a member's actions within Church.
"For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person."
Jesus took time to speak with his own words as to how such judgment of mercy is to operate in the Church. His order of church discipline protects an individual member from the type of "Judge not lest ye be judged" attitude. Matthew records how Christ requires us to deal with a member's sin within the church. In this we are REQUIRED TO JUDGE:
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Posted by JTO Editor Nathan Lee Lewis at 2/18/2019 10:34:00 AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
End Of Death-Vision
I saw two newspaper printing presses standing face to face, one on the left and one on the right. A paper was being printed. I got the sense that the news for the day was hot and monumental. The press on the left stopped for a moment so I could see a large picture of four men from the chest up. They were facing the camera and standing shoulder to shoulder. I then saw a side angle of the men arranged much like Mount Rushmore. There were three words handwritten, not printed, in dark ink, under the picture of the four men. The writing was a poor attempt at gothic. The words under the four men were, "END OF DEATH."
The marketplace will fall and four men will be blamed. The fall of the market place will be bondage to many but the Spirit of God will bring many out of the talons of the death of the love of riches and release them into the Kingdom of God. There, He will gather them as a unit to accomplish what is being called the Endtime Transfer of Wealth. The foundation will already have been laid and much of the wealth gathered for the kingdom. They will NOT dispense or control it.
[NOTE: The vision was first received 7330 days ago as of this, the first public posting.]
30 BLOOD: Children Covenant: Peace
Posted by JTO Editor Nathan Lee Lewis at 1/29/2019 11:38:00 AM
Saturday, January 12, 2019
JTO has previously profiled Minas Michael Christie of Saint Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Christie came to JTO's attention almost 7 years ago when he contacted JTO via the comment section. JTO subsequently discovered his on-going activity of engaging in various personal public online attacks of Orthodox clergy and laymen. Mr. Christie has posted numerous personal attacks including the posting of mocking photos of clergy and their family members including children. His surreptitious attacks included using false identities and creating at least one fake google account posing as an Orthodox deacon causing the real deacon to issue a warning and disclaimer.
JTO began to expose the identity of Mr. Christie and his unlawful and threatening conduct by posting several expose's on his criminal record and his on-line sexual and perverse misconduct.
JTO previously filed a report with the local county sheriff and with the local police department in Pinellas County Florida where Christie lives, as a result of a threatening post directed at JTO editor Nathan Lee Lewis. Christie has previously ignored a Cease and Desist Letter, issued by an attorney, for posting copyrighted material and has refused to curtail his conduct at the direct behest of his local priest.
After months of relative quiet, JTO recently received two comments apparently from Christie's wife, Friska Monyka Christie, asking JTO to pray for her husband's soul. Friska apparently also became a regular subscriber to this blog. The JTO editor invited Friska to contact him by email if she wished to speak further with JTO. It was Minas Christie who responded by trying to post a couple of mocking attacks on the JTO Editor in the comment section. He insisted that his wife was just pulling my chain, inferring that Friska was joining him in mocking JTO.
"LOL, she was just pulling your chain you pompous old windbag. Do you really believe she wants to discuss anything with you!"Subsequent to this comment from Christie (not posted), JTO received several other "anonymous" perverse comments on various articles, including links to sex chat rooms and other sordid suggestions, a pattern that fits Christie's prior methods of vile on-line attacks with others.
JTO Editor has withheld the following, previously unpublished, information, but due to Christie's resurgence of activity, JTO will release it here as a warning to all who may have dealings with Minas Michael Christie. Note that Christie's arrest record is the same as previously posted, but the notations on this particular record are cause for greater concern.
This specific public criminal record specifies that one of his crimes included "RESISTING OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE."
Definition of Resisting Officer with Violence
Under Florida Statute 843.01, the crime of Resisting Officer with Violence is committed when a person knowingly and willfully resists, obstructs, or opposes a law enforcement officer by threatening violence or engaging in violent conduct against the law enforcement officer was engaged in the lawful execution of a legal duty.
In any case, JTO encourages all who have been subject to Christie's attacks or crimes to follow Friska's admonition to pray for the soul of her husband. This JTO Editor has been doing so for years and will continue to do so. However, whenever Mr. Christie issues a new malevolent, public and libelous attack directed at various clergy, individuals and their spouses, children and grandchildren, JTO will issue more information exposing the character and conduct of this unrepentant, arrogant and prideful man.