Saturday, February 27, 2010

All Bad Things Flow from the Oath of a Man


     “Do you swear to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”  Stop! Don’t do it.
       “I declare under the penalties of perjury that the forgoing is true and correct....” Stop! Don’t sign it.
Is there any place for an oath within the teachings of true scriptural Christianity?  We will examine the problem with swearing of oaths and the horrible consequences that they produce.  Government workers, the military, registered voters, signature cards on band accounts, secret societies such as free masons, judges, lawyers, physicians and many other groups, depend upon the oath in the establishment of their organizations.
What did Jesus Christ say regarding oaths?  “Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, ’Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform thine oaths to the Lord.  But I say unto you, Swear not at all, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God:  Nor yet by the earth, for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem: for it is the city of the great King.  Neither shalt thou swear by thine head, because thou canst nor make one hair white or black.  But let your communications be Yea, yea: Nay, nay. For whatsoever is more than these, cometh of evil.” (Matthew 5:33-37 Geneva Bible)
There is no question about Christ’s intent when he made this statement about oaths.  By taking or making an oath, we perform and evil deed, and we put ourselves in the dark-side.  There is nothing good that can come from taking any oath.
In the Epistle of James at 5:12 we find the following: “But before all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea, be yea, and your nay, nay, lest ye fall into condemnation.” (Geneva Bible)
Christ said that anything more than yea, yea, nay, nay, comes from evil.  What he is saying is that the practice of swearing oaths comes from the devil.  And then James states that the consequence of swearing oaths is falling into condemnation.  There is no good thing that comes from swearing oaths, yet the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant churches are actually founded upon oaths.  Most governments and legal systems come under the oath, and we can see exactly why government and religion are so dysfunctional.  Nothing but evil comes from them, and even if they do anything good, it is always twisted or perverted to promote evil.  One of the best solutions for the world’s problems would be to get rid of the oath.  Throw the oath under the bus and the people who promote such nonsense.  Everyone should repent from this one and it is one of the easiest things to do; just say no to the oath.
When James said “Above all things” he is making this one instruction a top priority.  And the reason is “lest you fall into condemnation.”  By swearing oaths, a man condemns himself to eternal death in hell.  This is a very serious sin against God, and it must be discarded and thrown away.
What exactly is an oath?  The act of swearing an oath is that of a man who binds himself to a bond.  But since a man cannot accurately predict the future, he is essentially lying when he takes an oath.  Thus, he binds himself to a lie.
We get more information from Numbers 30: 3 “Whosoever voweth a vow unto the Lord, or sweareth an oath to bind himself by a bond, he shall not break his promise, but shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.”
How many of us understood what the taking of an oath really meant?  And who would bind his soul to something that comes from a man’s mind?
Does Christ’s teaching on the oath conflict with the teachings of the Old Testament?  The question arises in reference to the following scripture verses in Deuteronomy:  “Thou shall fear the Lord thy God, and serve Him, and shalt swear by His name.”  Deuteronomy 6:13  And again,
in Deuteronomy we see this: “Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God: thou shalt serve him, and thou shalt cleave unto him, and shalt swear by His name.” (Deut. 10:20)  Is there a contradiction?  Was there a change?  In my opinion, based upon the words of Christ, swearing was never allowed to be done by any man.  It is God’s domain.  If it was allowed, then there is the evidence of a change.
“Therefore hear the word of the Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt, Behold, I have sworn by my great Name, saith the Lord, that my Name shall no more be called upon by the mouth of any man of Judah, in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord God liveth”
(Jeremiah 44:26)  I believe it was at this exact point that God specifically forbade the oath,  if it was allowed to begin with.
This is supported by the fact that in the later prophetical books of the Old Testament a curse is put upon those who swear oaths.
“I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the Priests, And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops, and them that worship and swear by the Lord, and swear by Milcam.” ( Zephaniah 1:4-5)
And in Zechariah 5:3 we see the following: “Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the whole earth: for everyone that stealeth, shall be cut off, as well on this side, as on that: and everyone that sweareth, shall be cut off, as well on this side, as on that.”
We can clearly see from the above Bible references, that the swearing of an oath is a sin and it puts a man under a curse.  And yet, this is tolerated by almost all “Christian” pastors who probably sign their own tax returns and voter registration forms not realizing that they are cursing themselves in the process.
And there are early Christian writings that support these verses.
One is called “The Didache: Teaching of the Lord to the Nations through the Twelve Apostles".  And after reading all of it (only six pages) I can only speculate as to why it was excluded from the Bible.  Within this writing it states: “You will not make an oath.”
And yet again, in another writing called: “The Acts of Pilate or the Gospel of Nicodemas” we find an amazing exchange between Pontius Pilate and the twelve witnesses regarding the betrothal of Joseph and Mary.  Remember, almost all false prophets will challenge the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.  In this Gospel of Nicodemas, the validity of Christ's virgin birth was in controversy, and we see the following exchange.:
       "And Pilate, calling these twelve men who said that He was not born of fornication, says to them: I adjure you by the health of Caesar, to tell me whether it be true that you say, that he was not born of fornication. They say to Pilate: We have a law against taking oaths, because it is a sin; but they will swear by the health of Caesar,  that it is not as we have said, and we are liable to death. Pilate says to Annas and Caiaphas: Have you nothing to answer to this? Annas and Caiaphas say to Pilate: These twelve are believed when they say that he was not born of fornication; all the multitude of us cry out that he was born of fornication, and that he is a sorcerer, and he says that he is the Son of God and a king, and we are not believed.”  (Acts of Pilate)
And so it is, that the early Christian church knew very well that it is a sin to make an oath.  Yet in today’s professing “Christian” church, the doctrine of not taking oaths is not taught correctly; if at all.  And it is this sin that produces our bondage, as it is in complete disobedience to the scriptures.  In fact, all sin produces the bondage to Satan, but it is the oath that is the primary error that produces so much chaos; because once a man is placed under the yoke of Satan he becomes utterly helpless becoming a slave to the dark-side.  The life of a man is destroyed and destined for hell; if he dies in the wealth of his sins.
And hell is a horrible place to spend an eternity.  It is so horrid, that I want to include some verses about it from both the Bible and other early Christian writings because it is extremely important to know the eternal consequences of sin; especially the oath.
“And being in hell in torments, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom, Then he cried, and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.”
(Luke 16:24)
             Is the taking of an oath worth the eternal punishment?  “Wherefore if thine hand cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life, maimed, than having two hands, to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched, Where their worm dieth not, and the fire never goeth out.”  (Mark 9:43-44)  Who needs that?  IS the taking of an oath worth becoming plagued with worms; being on fire for an eternity?  I don’t think most of us have the knowledge and understanding of the severity of God’s punishment.  It gets worse.
            In the Apocalypse of Peter (also included as scripture in the early church then removed) we find the following:  “And other men and women were burning up to the middle and were cast into a dark place and were beaten by evil spirits, and their inwards were eaten by restless worms: and these were they who persecuted the righteous and delivered them up.” (Apocalypse of Peter, Verse 25)  “And others near them, women and men, burning and turning themselves and roasting; and these were they that leaving the way of God.” (Apocalypse of Peter, Verse 33)
            The Book of Enoch is another writing used by the early Christian church.  And the following verse contained within it seems to coincide with the other writings:  “And darkness shall be their dwelling, and worms shall be their bed, and they will have no hope of rising from their beds, because they do not extol the name of the Lord of Spirits.” (Enoch 46:6)
            “And from thence I went to another place, which was still more horrible than the former, and I saw a terrible thing: A great fire there which burnt and blazed, and the place cleft as far as the abyss, being full of great magnitude could I see, nor could I conjecture.  Then I said: ‘How fearful is the place and how terrible to look upon!’  Then Uriel answered me, one of the holy angels who was with me: ‘Enoch, why hast thou such fear and affright?’  And I answered: ‘Because of this fearful place, and because of the spectacle of the pain.’” (Enoch 21:7-10)
             And finally, we see the following in the Book of Revelation: “And I looked and turned to another part of the earth, and saw there a deep valley with burning fire.  And they brought the kings and the mighty, and began to cast them into this deep valley”.  (Enoch 54:1-2)
I realize that these verses are painful to read, but at the same time, I believe that these verses should act as a deterrent to committing sin; especially that of making an oath.
            Is the power of government or being attached to it by the oath worth the price of eternal punishment?  “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day or night....” (Revelation 14:11 KJV)
            “And the devil that deceived them, was cast into a lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet shall be tormented even day and night forevermore.” 
(Revelation 20:10)  Being on the receiving end of the wrath of God does not seem to be worth the price of everlasting punishment in hell: no matter how compelling the taking of an oath may appear.  “For what shall it profit a man, though he should win the whole world, if he lose his soul?  Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?”   (Mark 8:36-37)
            Without a doubt, there is no profit to anyone who takes an oath.  It will only produce condemnation, and put a man under God’s curse.  So no matter what the political or religious gain that seems to come from disobeying God, there is nothing worse in life than losing one’s soul and going to hell.  Many religions like to deny the existence of hell, but the gospels clearly teach that it exists and that it is not a good place to go.  Those who ignore this warning from Jesus Christ, do so at their own risk.  There is no good thing that can come from a man taking an oath.  It is much easier to simply get rid of the stupid thing once and for all.  Taking an oath is not only dangerous, but it is downright stupid.  We’ve all done it at one time or another, and then we wonder why our government and religious systems are so twisted.  We do it to ourselves.  Satan doesn’t do it to us, we inflict upon ourselves untold hardship and pain by disobeying God.
          The oath makes our souls a slave to whatever entity to which we swore.  As our bodies in the flesh are vessels for the soul, we bind our souls, bodies, and spirits to the oath.  We now have gone from God’s natural order, to the chaotic and damnable “new world order” which is Satan’s world of death and hell.
           The swearing of oaths is God’s domain, as he created and held together His creation (the universe) by His oath.  And this can be observed in the Book of Enoch, Chapter 69:  “And the heaven was suspended before the world was created, and for ever.  And through it the earth was founded upon the water, and through that oath the sea was created, and through that oath the sun and the moon complete their course, and through that oath the stars complete their course.”
            It appears that the oath was intended to be under God’s authority.  And looking back to
Matthew 5: 33-37; those verses confirm that man cannot make one hair on his head white or black.  Man has no control over the natural color of his own hair.  (Think about how stupid it is to dye one’s hair one color or another.)  Man is not the creator; he is the created.  And any act of taking an oath appears to be an attempt by man to usurp the authority of God; or even worse, attempts to be God; which is impossible.
             And many “churches” who feign Christianity, teach that man can be a God, and perhaps the oath is the main instrument of choice of false teachers and Satanists in attempting to invoke the power of God unto themselves.  In Enoch, it shows how the fallen angels, bound themselves together by an oath; in an imprecation (curse), to repeal against God.  And it is the first example of the dire consequences of making oaths.
              Can a man stretch forth the heavens and the earth?  Can a man create the sea?  Can a man command the sun and the moon to complete their respective courses?  Can a man suspend the earth upon the firmament?  This is the reason why Christ said that man cannot make one hair on his own head white or black, let alone do those things I just mentioned.
              The depravity and the evilness of the oath cannot be overstated.  And it is a sobering thing to know and understand that swearing an oath puts a man or woman under a curse.  And given the ugly and devastating sanctions in hell, it doesn’t make any sense for anyone at any time, to swear an oath for any reason.
               Are there any exceptions?  No, none are given: there are no exceptions for any legal process, none for judges, none for lawyers, none for doctors, none for voter registration, none for government workers, none for the military, and none for any other activity.
              If the swearing of an oath is a sin, then it is scripturally clear that a man is under a curse and is destined for hell; if in fact he has sworn any oaths.  And we can see by our society today that it is sinking lower into its own degeneration at a very rapid pace.  And I believe that it is the use of the oath that is the primary tool Satan uses to destroy our lives, because once a man has put himself under an oath, nothing good can come from his live as he is under a curse.
           He can say he is a Christian, but if he hasn’t repented of his oaths, he cannot keep the rest of God’s commandments as he carries the yoke of sin and evil upon himself.  Remember, this is all self-inflicted.  God doesn’t do this to us, we do it by choice.  We can also chose to repent, amend our ways and stop swearing oaths.
            “What is man’s responsibility to God?  “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)  It is our duty as created men and women to fear God and keep His commandments.  We fear the Lord in the sense because He is our Creator, and he is going to judge us according to our actions, and the choices that we make.  And by knowing that the oath is a sin, it is great understanding that we repent of these oaths and never take one again.  Because we should know that the wages of sin is death.  The fear of God is what corrects our behavior and leads us to obedience; knowing that the wrath of God will be deployed against us if we continue to sin.
“The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord: all they that observe them, have good understanding: his praise endureth forever.” (Psalms 111:10 GB)
“Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, and delighteth greatly in his commandments.”
(Psalms 112:1GB)
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and knowledge.” (Proverbs 1:7 GB)
“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom: and before honor goeth humility.”
(Proverbs 15:33 GB)
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil, as pride and arrogancy, and the evil way: and a mouth that speak Eth lewd things I do hate.”  (Proverbs 8:13 GB)
“By mercy and truth iniquity shall be forgiven, and by the fear of the Lord they depart from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6 GB)
“What man is he that feareth the Lord? him will he teach the way that he shall choose.  His soul shall dwell at ease, and his seed shall inherit the land.” (Psalms 25:12-13 GB)
“Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: for he is their helper, and their shield.” 
(Psalm 115:11 GB)
It is a great advantage that a man has a fear of the Lord.  He will have wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and mercy.  He will become strong in avoiding evil, pride, arrogancy, and will be able to put a bridle on his on his tongue.  With this fear of the Lord, he will be able to have the strength to avoid the iniquity of the oath.
And this fear of God, will lead him to repentance (never again to make an oath) enabling him to stop committing sins altogether.
The following verses in Ezekiel point out the elements of repentance.
“For when a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness and commiteth iniquity, he shall even die for the same, he shall even die for his iniquity that he hath done.  Again, when the wicked turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, and shall not die.” 
(Ezekial 18:26-28 GB)
“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, saith the Lord God: return therefore, and cause others to turn away from all your transgressions: so iniquity shall not be your destruction.”  (Ezekiel 18:30 GB)
And in Luke 13:3 Jesus Christ (God in the flesh), stated in the following verse: “I tell you, nay: but, except ye amend your lives,  ye shall all likewise perish.”  
It has been my experience, that a man must pay attention to the true scriptures and to turn away from the oath, and keep himself separated from any process that depends upon it.  The solution is quite simple; however, it is the choice of a man between good and evil that will determine his final eternal destiny. There is the spiritual destiny of heaven or hell; then, there is the temporal destiny (or the destiny of the man in the flesh) that will produce a life of peace, joy, and understanding.  Or the disobedience that produces chaos, sin, and turmoil which turns our lives upside down in relation to God’s natural order.  Again, God’s natural order is to fear Him and to keep His commandments.        
  The oath is Satan’s power supply to his “new world order.”  The oath destroys the life of men as it sets forth an imprecation (curse) upon the man who takes it.
The bad fruit of this imprecation is evil, sin, war, famine, idolatry, murder, lies, theft, maliciousness, jealousy, witchcraft, sorcery, and other bad things that are in disobedience to God’s commandments.
And in most “constitutions” in the various governments of the world, it is the oath that sets the stage for rampant evil.  It destroys the faith of God in men, and it produces the rotten characteristics of government.
Millions upon millions of people have been murdered as a result of the evil character of oath-based governments.  In my lifetime, I’ve seen many wars started on false premises.  The various governments lie and slander each other to the point of outrageous fury and madness.
The “laws” that are attached to such governments appear to be sensible in many cases; however, the practice of the legal process that is oath-based, produces lies, thefts, sin, and a multitude of flagrant contradictions.  It produces a dysfunctional process that it completely unstrung; like the sinews of a dead man.  It is like attempting to play a violin with broken strings. It breeds the most unseemly degeneration of a man’s moral anchor, interfering with his ability to stay within the limits of God’s natural order; His commandments.  The bad fruit always manifests itself upon those who take the oath.
The easy solution is to simply take no more oaths; and to repent of those oaths which we have taken.  Because we all know it is wrong to lie under any circumstance; so the oath is completely unnecessary for a Christian.  The same applies to statements made “under the penalties of perjury.”
Perjury is lying under oath.  I see no difference in lying under oath, or without an oath.  A lie is a lie, and by speaking falsely, a man puts himself under condemnation.
Sin is what puts man under bondage; the yoke of Satan.  It is this bondage that manifests itself in everything we do.  Liberty is being free from the bondage of sin, and living in obedience to God’s word, statutes, and commandments.
I believe that it is the oath that has started all of the evil of mankind.  It is the oath that makes it impossible to keep all of God’s commandments all of the time, because the taking of an oath is a sin; in and of itself.  It is the oath that triggers evil in the machinations of the world’s governments.  It is the oath that renders the legal process utterly useless, because it is not capable of honesty, truth, and justice.  How can a cursed process do anything good?  It cannot.  While there may be a show of justice: the reality is that the whole picture when looked at objectively; is unstrung.
The beast (the world governments and financial institutions) depend upon the oath to control mankind.  Remember, the oath is a man’s bondage to sin, making him an asset of hell.  And those of us who are caught up in this bondage, have done this out of ignorance and false teachings.  Unfortunately, most of us have been led down the wrong path; we arrived at the wrong place.
No man can live successful; living a blessed life, die and go to heaven, with the unrepented sin of making an oath.  The oath (and signing documents under the penalties of perjury) casts a man under a curse; and it is this curse that renders a man incapable of being obedient to God’s commandments.
And it is the failure of the feigned “Christian” church that fuels this chronic disobedience.  It is a sobering thought to realize just how damaging the making of an oath is to any man; let alone to a Christian.
And this failure may have many causes, and there are a few worth mentioning.
It appears to me that the main reason is that there are those people in the “church” who explain away the clear and precise teaching of Christ not to swear any oaths.  “Christian” commentators state this does not mean that a man cannot swear in courtroom proceedings, or other legal matters.  However, within the text of the scriptures we can clearly see that there are no exceptions for any legal process.  The sad part about this is the fact that those of us who were deceived by their false teaching of exceptions that do not exist, suffer from our own ignorance as we go down the road to hell; never realizing the damage we have done to ourselves.  We, who are lead away by false teachings will suffer unspeakable consequences.
In the First Epistle of Clement, to the Corinthian church, he warns them stating: “Look carefully into the scriptures, which are the true utterances of the Holy Spirit.  Observe that nothing of an unjust or counterfeit character is written in them.”  (1st Clement Chapter 45)
One of the problems of the Corinthian church, is that there were those who were tampering with the true scriptures in order to get them to say something that was never intended by the Holy Spirit.  I question everything that I read.  I use everything that I believe is truth.
It doesn’t matter to me whether it comes from the Bible, or anywhere else, only the truth is of any service to me.  And in reflecting on Clement’s warnings, I keep asking myself as to what motivation would there be for a church which has already gone apostate, produce a clean and accurate set of scriptures.  I have no reason to believe that they did actually did that, and I believe that the Bible as we know it has been mangled by the apostates.  The true scriptures are still there,  it is just more difficult to get to the truth than I had originally thought.  A man has to use his own ability to reason out these doctrines, so that he knows exactly what his duties are to God.
But the teachings against the oath had to be a direct threat to the power of the state.  The “state” (as a group) wants to usurp the authority of God and place itself in His place.  The state is not God; the state is not the Creator, and man was not created by the state.  Religion did not create God; God created man and gave him the right to choose for himself who or what he is going to follow.  But it is the combination of bad government and bad religion that promulgates the usage of the oath; to it’s own eventual destruction.
The oath is the self-destructive power source of the new world order on two levels:
1. On the temporal level it is the conduit to complete slave status of men to the state or existing government.  2. On the spiritual level, it is the curse (primary ticket to hell) that leads men into bondage of sin and damnation.  It is the spiritual connection to the beast, to the “great whore of Bablyon;” and to eternal punishment and torture.
And while Christians should be obedient to governments, it is never allowed in the scriptures to violate any of God’s commandments for any reason.  It is God’s law that is the “supreme law of the land”, but never is it any man-made government law.  Governments which violate God’s laws will suffer the same destruction as those who continually sin against God with no repentance.  Lawful government only exists within the boundaries of God’s law.
A good example of this is when the King of Egypt ordered the midwives to kill all of the sons of the Hebrew women, and just let the daughters live.  And in Exodus 1:17 we see the following: “But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.”  Given that the oath is a sin (a sin of idolatry) there is no reason for anyone to feel compelled to take an oath, because no one is compelled to disobey God's law. There may be some inconvenient consequences to this resistance; but not enough to justify putting oneself under a curse.
So much then for defendant the problem; now for the solution.  The solution is this; fear God and keep His commandments.
Who is God?  “Thus saith God the Lord(he that created the heavens and spread them abroad: he that stretched for the earth, and the buds thereof: he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein).
Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, and remember, He is the one who said not to swear any oaths.  Here’s some evidence that show He is God in the flesh:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1)
“In the beginning was that Word, and that Word was with God, and that Word was God.” (John 1:1 GB)
And that Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw the glory thereof, as the glory of the only begotten Son of the Father) full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14)
There is no question that Jesus Christ is God, and those who oppose this critical teaching are terribly misinformed and are completely idiotic in their reasoning.  No one with half a brain, could possibly say that the scripture say something other that Christ is God in the flesh.  Christ, being God, specifically said not to swear oaths, so it only makes sense to stop doing it.  In my opinion, there always is a hope of repentance, the hope of establishing more self-control, and the hope of defeating sin.  We choose sin; and when we do it, we created the chains to our own bondage.  Disobeying God’s commandments is not freedom, it is self-inflicted bondage of the lowest order.
The oath will inflict a spiritual and temporal nightmare upon a man that is detestable.  It puts a man on the dark-side; it puts the government on the dark-side.  And because the oath exists outside of God’s natural order, the oath is the power source of the “new world order” which is altogether senseless.

It has been said by many, that the United States was a nation based upon “Christian principles.”  And that somehow the United States lost its moral and spiritual anchor, and is now irreparably corrupted.  However, the distinction should be made that there is a difference between the Government of the United States and the men, women, and children living on the land.  They are two separate things, and it is the government, or what is being passed off as one, who has decided to usurp God’s law, rather than abide in His commandments.
But the fact is that the United States Constitution at Article VI proves by its own text that it is impossible that true scriptural Christians had anything to do with establishing the United States government as we know it today.  The reason is it has an oath: “...The Senators and representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislators, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this constitution....”
Here we see an example of the use of the oath for all government officials.  I believe that the use of these oaths is the catalyst that sets into motion the moral corruption that we have seen in our government in the past and now see in the present.  It doesn’t matter what the particular issue is; because it is the oath that brings on the lying, stealing, and devastating wars that get millions of people killed; all in the name of freedom, which is in reality, Satanic bondage.
Are there any Christians in government?  The answer is obvious to me; it would be a resounding no.  They are what they do; if they take an oath, then  they are not Christians.  There is always the opportunity for repentance for anyone; but once the repentance and belief in Jesus Christ takes place, then it would be spiritually impossible to work for the government and be a true Christian at the same time.  A man cannot drink from the cup of the Lord and the cup of the devil at the same time.
I remember somewhere around 1980 I had begun to read the Bible and believe in Jesus Christ.  But I was also a registered voter.  Registered voters have to swear an oath in order to participate in the elections.  What that means is that I was under the curse of the oath.  And twenty-two years later, I ran for Congress (one of my most shameful acts) and yet again, I was under the curse of the oath, as every candidate must swear an oath before running for office. Therefore, it is impossible to stay in God’s favor and run for political office if an oath is involved.  It seems to me that the best way for this country to get back on track is to eliminate the oath, and put government back under the authority of God’s commandments.
I hadn’t grasped the gravity of taking an oath until October of 2005 when I found the Zephaniah and Zechariah verses mentioned earlier in this article.
Whether I knew it or not; the fact is that I committed an offense against God and I put myself under a curse.  I have subsequently repented and will not take any more oaths for any reason; I don’t want to offend God any more.  If I love God, then I must keep His commandments.  Anything else is just “happy” talk with no action.
In addition to the governments of the world swearing oaths of allegiance the two main
professing Christian churches engage in the same nonsense.  This will also help to explain the almost complete corruption most of us can observe in these two organizations.  The oath is an integral part of the feudal system that is still in place to this day.  The government and the false religions of the world use the oath.  The oath puts them on the dark-side and the evidence of it can be observed every day; we just have to recognize it for what it is and then deal with it.
       Now it makes more sense why most politicians and religious leaders act like jerks.  They act that way because that is who they are; people with a complete disrespect for God and his commandments.  And it begins and ends with the oath.  If the oath was removed from the Constitution, the document might actually work for the benefit of mankind; but with the oath,  it is worthless and it renders the Constitution weak and ineffective in getting good results for mankind.  Again, the reason is because the documents that use the oath are on the dark-side, and nothing works correctly on the dark-side unless the goal intended is evil.
The governments and religions of the world are evil on purpose.  And while most of us have been deceived by all of it, the truth is that the problem of discerning between good and evil can be a daunting experience, especially, when the scriptures have been corrupted.  So one is left with his ability to reason what is actually true or not true, but the problem is that the men of today do have have the ability nor the desire to use their ability to reason.  It is much easier for them to watch TV, surf the net, or play video games; effectively desensitizing themselves from all of the various moral choices a man has to make throughout a day.  By dumbing down his own mind, mankind renders himself to be as useless as the material he is using.  He can no longer think for himself, but allows others to make important life decisions that he should be making himself.
  The oath is one of the easiest things not to do.  It is much easier to refuse to take them.  A government which suggests the swearing of oaths, is a government that is a very bad religious organization.   There isn’t any benefit for a man to swear oaths; all bad things flow from the oath.  A very dumb government will think it is smarter than Jesus Christ.

Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Killer's Nightmare

"Thou shalt not murder a child by
abortion, nor again shalt thou kill it when 
it is born." 
Epistle of Barnabus 19:5

"You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born. "
The Didache

I'm sure Planned Parenthood doesn't want to see these two verses, but the objective of groups like them is 
to destroy life.  They work 24/7 to desensitize people into committing murder on their own children.   It doesn't get any more perverted than that.  

I just looked up "pederasty" and it is defined as follows:  "sexual relations between two males, esp. when one of them is a minor."  There's no way to justify homosexual sexual activity and here it is 
specifically forbidden.  I'll deal with these issues later.

Our dumb government thinks that it has to establish its authority and usurp the power of God by 
allowing the murder of its children; how pathetic this nation has become.  Somehow, murder of a child is a woman's right to choose?  Partial birth abortion is something that would come out of
Nazi Germany, and there is no good reason for it.  It is still murder.

Incidently, these two writings: The Epistle of Barnabus and the Didache were removed from use in the early Christian church.  These two books are excellent reading and they are very instructive in exhorting people to keep God's commandments.

I can only speculate as to why these books were removed.  Those who advocate abortion are pathetic wretches who will suffer God's wrath if they continue to murder the innocent.  It's time to repent from this behavior; to amend our lives, and let the children live.

The Scourge of Usury

In my studies of the early Christian writings, I was reading the Apocalypse of Peter which appears to have been written by the Apostle Peter mentioned in the Gospels.  Upon reading the verses relating to the visions of heaven and hell, I found this startling verse:
“And into another place near by, saturated with filth, they throw men and women up to their knees.  These are they who lent money and took usury.” (Ethiopian Text)
“And in another great lake, full of discharge and blood and boiling mire, stood men and women up to their knees.  These were those who lent money and demanded compound interest.
(Akhim Text)
I have studied the Bible for over twenty years, and I never regarded the making of loans with interest as a sin.  But when I read this Apocalypse I was stunned.
In many reference books about Biblical literature, this Apocalypse was referred to as “Holy Scripture” in the early Christian church.  One article said that certain people did not want this book read in the Church.  Maybe those people were bankers; I don’t know.  But given the power bankers have because of interest, it is very possible that the financiers of that time could not tolerate the Apocalypse of Peter to be read, otherwise, they would lose their stranglehold on the economy.  The book “New Testament Apocrypha” Vol 2 we see the following statement: “...the Apocalypse of Peter was later evidently suppressed almost everywhere so far as the Church was concerned.”  The reason is obvious.
I decided to do a study on usury to see if I had overlooked something, and this is what I found:
“If thou lend money to my people, that is, to the poor with thee, thou shalt not be as an usurer unto him: ye shall not oppress him with usury.”  (Exodus 22:25 GB)
I just noticed how the King James Version watered down this verse: “If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.” (Exodus 22:25 KJV)  There is a big difference in the use of the words oppress and lay upon because the word oppress is more specific in its description of the effects of usury.  Now we can begin to see that perhaps the reason for so much misery is the fact that we have been allowing corrupted scriptures to rule our lives rather than using the truth.  The lawful authority is always the truth, not what some other man thinks nor his opinion.
“Moreover, if thy brother be impoverished, and fallen in decay with thee, thou shalt relieve him, and as a stranger and sojourner, so shall he live with thee.  Thou shalt take no usury of him, nor vantage, but thou shalt fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee.  Thou shalt not give him thy money to usury, nor lend him thy vittles for increase.”  (Leviticus 25:35-37 GB)
“Thou shalt not give to usury to thy brother: as usury of money, usury of meat, usury of anything that is put to usury.”  (Deut. 23:19 GB)
There appears to be a conflict in teaching between the following verse in Deut 23:20 and Leviticus 25:35-37.  And the wisdom of deciding which is true scripture and which is not lies within the contradiction.  There isn’t any sense in attempting to harmonize the contradictions, but to simply point them out and use the weight of the evidence to arrive at a truthful conclusion.
“Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury, but thou shalt not lend upon usury unto thy brother: as usury of money, usury of meat, usury of anything that is put to usury.” (Deut. 20:20 GB)  It is my opinion that this one verse is a false pericope because it doesn’t fit in with the rest of the scriptures.  In light of this contradiction, one must state the obvious, that the charging of usury was forbidden by God.  And we’ll see more evidence to support this as we continue.
Therefore, we must look at other verses to get a complete picture.
“And now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, and our sons as their sons: and lo, we bring into subjection our sons and our daughters, as servants, and there be of our daughters now in subjection, and there is no power in our hands: for other men have our lands and our vineyards.”  (Nehemiah 5:5 GB)  Are we all not subject to the bankers of today?  We are like the cattle grazing in the pasture getting fattened up for the slaughter.  The source of our slavery is the sins we all have committed and we refuse to correct ourselves.  We keep doing the same stupid things over and over again, because the feel good, because we are entertained, because we deserve it; we deserve it alright, but not in the way most people think.  God’s laws were put in place just as gravity is a natural part of our environment.  What chaos we would have if God took out the laws of gravity, yet “we the people” think we’re so smart that some even think that they are God.  How arrogant and absurd is that?  Usury is sin.  Let’s continue in Nehemiah 5:6-7 :
“Then I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.  And I thought in my mind, and I rebuked the princes, and the rulers, and said unto them.  You lay burdens every one upon his brethren and I set a great assembly against them.”
Moving over to Psalms 15:4-5 we see this:
“In whose eyes a vile person is contemned, but he honored them that fear the Lord: he that sweareth to his own hindrance and changeth not.  He that giveth not his money unto usury, not taketh reward against the innocent: he that doeth these things shall never be moved.”
Now we will come upon Proverbs 28:8 and find out why usury is a sin.
     "He that increaseth his riches by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance.”  So there it is, if usury is considered unjust gain; then it would come under the commandment, “Thou shalt not steal.”  Thus, the whole financial system of the world is built upon usury, it is Satanic, and does not serve God in any way.  The financial system as it exists today defies the natural law of economics and there is nothing good that can come from it except its eventual and complete failure.
Jeremiah the prophet stated: “...I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent unto me on usury: yet everyone doth curse me.”  Jeremiah 15:10
And the conclusion of the matter appears in Ezekiel Chapter 18:4-5: “Behold, all souls are mine, both the soul of the father, and also the soul of the son are mine: the soul that sinneth shall die.  But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbor’s wife, neither hat lain with a menstruous woman, Neither hath oppressed any, but hat restored the pledge to his debtor: he that hath spoiled none by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment.  And hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, but hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, and hath executed true judgment between man and man,....”  Moving on, we see in Ezekiel 18:13: “Or hath given forth upon usury, or hath taken increase, shall he live?  he shall not live: seeing he hath done all these abominations, he shall die the death, and his blood shall be upon him.”  Simply stated, usury is in the same class of sin as idolatry, fornication, violence, and many other sins.  A just man feeds and helps the poor.  But our whole economic existence depends upon usury which will eventually collapse itself into an extreme imbroglio.
The act of engaging in usury is an abomination in the eyes of God.  It is so hard to grasp the implications of this, and how evil we all have been engaging in usury when the true scriptures say that it is an abomination.  The way to become a just man is to stop committing sins, and usury is one of them.  No one will escape the bad fruit of usury.
Here’s the solution.
“But if the wicked will return from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep ally my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, and shall not die.  All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him, but in his righteousness that he hath done, he shall live.”  (Ezekiel 18:21-22 GB)
Continuing in verses 27 and 28 of the same chapter: “Again, when the wicked turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.  Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, and shall not die.”
And now in verse 30 we are told what to do.  “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, saith the Lord God: return therefore, and cause others to turn away from all your transgressions: so iniquity shall not be your destruction.”
Now let’s go to verses 31 and 32: “Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?  For I desire not the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: cause therefore one another to return, and live ye.”
I tremble when I think about all of the loans I took out in my lifetime; and now just finding out just how perverse the financial systems of the nations of the world are under the current system of banking.
In looking back now, I realized that every time I took out a loan; I sinned against God.
I sinned by swearing an oath, or signing for the loan under the penalty of perjury, and engaging in usury.  Though I was ignorant, the fact is that I still violated God’s commandments.  I sinned when I used credit cards without paying off the balance.  I sinned when I got my home mortgages.  I sinned when I used my business credit line.  I sinned if I earned one penny of interest or compound interest on my savings or checking accounts.  I sinned when I paid interest on any late payments.
It is a real “jaw-dropper” to realize that something which we do in our everyday lives (feeling completely normal) is in fact a transgression against the commandments, against the God who created us.  And it is a stunner to realize that the commandment against usury has been in the scriptures for over 3000 years.  It is no wonder the Apocalypse of Peter was removed from the Church as it was probably in complete apostasy at the time of its removal.
And it is the sin of usury that should be avoided no matter what the temporal consequences should be.  By engaging in usuary, man enslaves himself to endless debt, and by that debt he is subject to the entity that lent it to him in the first place.
So it is the grace of repentance that is the only solution for our problems.  In the first place, the most reasonable thing to do is to ask for God’s forgiveness for the engagement of ourselves in usury.  Then simply repent, amend our lives, never to lend or borrow again using usury or compound interest.
What about existing loans?  The only thing I can think of is to pay off te principal, or make mayments on the principle; but never again pay any more interest.  The solution is easy enough, but it will be challenging to say the least.  if enough people decided toobey God’s commandment, there would be a major financial shift.
While financial systems would choke and gag, the end result would be a more productive and peaceful economy, and a major reduction of war throughout the world.
Instead of paying out massive amounts of monies to interest charges, the people could (and would) purchase more goods and services and live a more enjoyable life because they are now on the side of God’s natural order; interest is the “new world order” which isn’t really new,
it is Satan’s way of attempting to usurp the authority of God Himself; and that is completely stupid and insane.
Usury (interest and compound interest) is one of the major yokes of slavery used by the banking system.  It is the scourge of the world economy.
How could such an important teaching and commandment be lost and completely ignored by the existing “Christian” church?
I believe that perhaps what is currently in the Bible was filtered to suit the needs of the existing Roman Empire which existed at the time of Christ, and immediately thereafter.
Perhaps the battle raged in the Corinthian church as Clement of Rome warned not to allow anything of an “unjust or counterfeit character” to be a part of the scriptures. (1st Epistle of Clement)  And perhaps the removal of the Apocalypse of Peter is an example of removing some important teachings, as this book doesn’t change or modify any doctrines, but it does show the gravity and severity of the choices made by man; to either follow God, or do the work of Satan.
Tampering with the scriptures was a major issue with Clement of Rome, as he recognized the extreme damage that had been done in the early church.  Early Christians did not have the Bible as we know it, but nevertheless, they did have at some point of their existence, a most successful church.  And it appears by Clement’s first letter to the Corinthian church, that all it took was a few false teachers to destroy and overthrow a perfectly good assembly.
In order to protect the interests of the state, it would only follow that the Apocalypse of Peter would have to be removed.  However, I have no idea what the early Corinthian church used as scripture.  But whether the Apocalypse of Peter was removed during its existence, or whether it was done at a latter time is not important.  What is important is that a very significant Christian writing was removed from use within the Church; most likely to protect the moneychangers.
And while Constantine was the first “Christian” Roman Emperor, only those churches approved by the state were allowed to operate.  In fact, Constantine behaved in a very unseemly way in that he conquered other nations in the name of Christ.  Christ never taught man to conquer another, but rather to love your neighbor as yourself, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.
Banking as we know it could not exist without usury.  And it certainly could not exercise such extraordinary power over the nations if there was not usury.  Few wars would be started, because any sensible government would not want to spend their hard earned resources on the military.  And it is the banking interests that facilitate the starting of wars; then funding the rebuilding and reconstruction of the conquered.
If any man had read the Apocalypse of Peter, how willing would he be to participate in usuary?  After reading the Apocalypse of Peter passage, there is no way I’ll every participate in usury again.  The consequence of the downside is unspeakable.  Thus the Apocalypse of Peter would be a very strong deterrent for anyone to get involved in usury.
Accordingly, this teaching would certainly change the way we all live (those of us who are called Christians) completely upside down and inside out from the way we are used to living.
The change would be for the better.  The destruction of usury would profit mankind in ways that we can’t even imagine.  We were not created by God to be subject to usury.
Many will ask: How will we buy our houses, our cars, and other things we need without loans?  The answer is simply this: pay for the things you wish to buy, and forget about the loans.  How much is your soul worth?  The market will always adjust to what the people can afford, and it would work just fine.  The natural laws of economics will always work the same way for everyone.
In my opinion, the Apocalypse of Peter is doctrinally consistent, written by an Apostle of Jesus Christ, and it has the power to change a man’s thinking to be in line with God’s commandments.  This writing was generally accepted as scripture but removed for obvious reasons.
In order for us to keep God’s commandments, I think it is extremely important to know what they are, and then comply with them.  I think that things would get so much better for us, and we wouldn’t always be bound by the insane and stupid banking system, which is in fact our own government.
     According to this writing, there is a special place in hell for those who engage in charging interest.  And that the charging of interest is "unjust" gain; stealing.  What we think about interest and what the reality of it is two separate things.  Where were all of the religious teachers to warn about using interest?  They were asleep at the wheel.  If the politicians really wanted to fix the economy, then they would stop the use of usury.  To adjust the economy to stay in line with God's law is the only way to make it work properly.
     Getting rid of the oath and usury would be a powerful correction and nothing but good things would come from it.

How Usury Encloses the Commons

Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land

Saturday, February 20, 2010

God Did Not Make Evil

"For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth:
 (For righteousness is immortal:)
 But ungodly men with their works and words called it to them: for when they thought to have it their friend, they consumed to nought, and made a covenant with it, because they are worthy to take part with it." 

Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15

     In the teachings of the professing churches, one of the doctrines that are taught is that it is impossible for a man to keep God's commandments, and that man is inherently evil.  And that there is no good thing that comes out of a man.  And that it is impossible for a man to keep God's commandments.  And that man is just a dirty rotten sinner, doomed to be continually making the same mistakes over and over again.  Of course, these kinds of things will occur when men disobey God's commandments.  Government becomes bad when it violates God's laws.  There is no government on earth that has a license to violate God's laws; no man, nor a group of men, have the authority from anyone to violate God's laws.  It is God's laws that provide security for a man; not the government.  Very dumb government ignores the rules that God's set forth for man, and it even makes the outlandish claim that it is "the supreme law of the land."  No, it is not.  It is God's laws that are the supreme law of the land, and they must be obeyed in order to have a full and happy life.
     Men and woman are continually confronted with the choice to either be good or evil, to choose between light and darkness, and between right and wrong.  When a man chooses to obey God's commandments, he is living within God's natural order.  He doesn't have to continually look over his shoulder, or hide from his own conscience.  But if he does evil, he fights with his conscience and then brings upon himself all of the evil consequences of sin.
     So when evil hits our lives, don't blame God for it, we brought it all upon ourselves by not obeying God's commandments.  If you are despondent about the behavior of our government in recent times, all you have to remember is that we are getting the government we deserve.  Our very dumb government is the manifestation of our own rotten behavior and our unwillingness to repent and keep His commandments.  Without repentance, there is nothing good to look forward to, only the eventual death and destruction that comes from disobeying God's commandments.  It doesn't matter if a man is the highest political leader or the poorest man on earth, if he won't keep God's commandments, he has chosen his own failure.  God didn't do it to him, he did it to himself.  Those in government who think they are getting away with violating God's law are sorely mistaken.  The bad fruit from the rotten tree will eventually take its toll on those who continually violate
God's laws.
     God's laws are the old world order; Satan's laws are the "new world order."  The new world order is nothing really new, it is just a chaotic system of disobedience to God's laws which will result in the destruction of mankind.  The purpose of the new world order is to insult God and destroy mankind as God had created him.  It puts in place a system that is deliberately destructive.
     God's laws are the natural order instituted by Him for all of us to live within.  Satan's laws violate God's laws and are in complete conflict with God's natural order of life.  Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to establish God's laws in our lives and we all should be focusing all of our attention to that end.  There is no benefit to the continual study of evil, but there are a lot of good things that come from keeping God's commandments.  When I pay attention to them, life gets better for me; and when I don't, I become a miserable wretch with no future.
     Most governments of the world are very dumb, extremely stupid, and produce death and hell.  They were designed that way, and they are working perfectly.  To my knowledge, we can't stop people from being stupid, but we can control our own behavior to reflect the will of God our Creator.  This is the key to successful living.  God made us all to live in truth and peace, and keeping His commandments will get that accomplished.  Very dumb government and very dumb religion are those things which violate God's laws.
     We should be judging all things against God's natural law; nothing else works.  Bad government is bad religion; bad religion is a bad government.  They have not, nor will they ever be separated; they are one in the same.  Good religion and good government depend on our existence within His natural order.  All of us should spend most of our time correcting our own poor behavior, and learn how to keep the commandments of God.
     God didn't make the evil, we chose it for ourselves.

Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stop Swearing Oaths

[I am posting this article again as I believe it is the main source of political and religious problems (WAT)]

January, Two Thousand, and Three

Many of us have never understood the implications of swearing an oath.
Most of us at one time or another have sworn oaths, and most of us don't really understand
the implications of such an action. In many instances, government forms and ones from other entities shove papers in front of us to be attested to by a sworn statement.

I had recently read an article that essentially stated that all of us enter the jurisdiction
of the government entity when we swear an oath. I was a bit startled and taken by
surprise by the idea of someone inadvertently stepping into their jurisdiction by
the taking of an oath.

I went through some of the Old Testament and compared it to the New Testament
and I observed the following:

Leviticus: 19:12

And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

It appears here that if one were to swear falsely, that it would be a major offense against
God. Do you really know for sure if your IRS form was filled out correctly? I know
that those who file don't have a clue whether the form is accurate, yet they readily sign the
return because they think it is their duty to do so. Many people now who do file in spite
of the ever increasing knowledge about the fraud of the income tax, continue to swear
falsely, whether they know it or not, that the form is correct under the penalty of
perjury. But wait, if one doesn't owe the tax, why would anyone put any numbers in
the boxes at all? It isn't just about the income tax. There are many other issues one
can swear to, and by doing so may put a man in the position of swearing an oath to something that is false. By doing so, one profanes the name of God. Most of us have sworn
these oaths by mistake. And we can correct our actions by admitting our errors and
by not doing them anymore.


30:2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind
his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do
according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
How many of us have understood that swearing an oath on an IRS form would bind our souls to a bond? Now we are obligated by this bond to perform accordingly. The "person" must function according to the bond, regardless of whether a mistake has been made. Of course, I understand that we've been deceived, however, the problem is still there. This puts an undue burden upon the man or woman. I don’t like the idea of binding my soul by swearing an oath to anyone or anything. Therefore, I will not do it any longer.
New Testament
Matthew 5:33-37
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

The Messiah knew the implications and the dangers of swearing oaths and the obligations they set upon mankind.

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

Here is the remedy. Just don't do it. "Swear not at all." Why can't the "Christian" community get this? Pastors in most "churches" stand by and watch their people file income tax returns when they know or should know that the act of giving an oath is against the message of the Messiah. Pastors don't want to rock the boat because they themselves have signed on to the beast by making themselves non-profit corporations which really isn’t necessary for any church in the first place.

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

James 5:12

5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

Let's look for a moment at the statement at the IRS 1040 in the "Sign Here" section.

IRS Form 1040:

Under the penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, and accompanying
schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than taxpayer) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge.

1. "Under the penalties of perjury,": This becomes a sworn document when it is signed.
If a person makes one mistake on the form, he can be criminally prosecuted and would
have to prove that he didn't lie. Most people are confused and don't know that
this tax does not apply to them. If they fill it out, they are not telling the truth. So
if a man/woman fills out this return and fully complies with the IRS's agenda,
they are lying on the record. Assuming the tax code applied to all of us, to swear
an oath that the forms and schedules are correct, even to the best of one's knowledge,
puts a person in an extremely compromising position because "ignorance of the law is
no excuse." One is also put into a position of testifying against himself and issuing a
sworn document that could possibly incriminate himself in the future. Signing an
IRS form under the penalties of perjury violates the most basic rights of a free man.
And on top of all that, one is binding his soul to it.

2. "I declare that have examined this return....." Did you? Really? When you filed the
return, do you really know what you were doing? Did you know all the ins and outs
of over 9000+ pages of tax code? Do you really know if you are subject to the tax code?
Do you know if you are a U.S. citizen? Do you really understand the territorial jurisdiction of the US Code? Did you really have "gross income"? Did you really know if you had taxable income? Did you know for sure if you are an "employee" or an "employee"? If you get 100 CPAS together in one room, with the same information on an example of a taxpayer, no one will come up with the same answer, yet people readily sign these returns under oath when they have no clue as to what most of they mean. Most of have used "professionals" relying upon them to know whether or not these returns are "true and correct". Then we bind our souls to this nonsense by signing the 1040.

3. "...they are true, correct, and complete": How would you know? The fact is that there
are very few if any people who could lawfully swear to that statement. If you swear
that the return is true, when you aren't sure if you owed the tax, you become a liar.
Are you going to swear that the returns are correct? How would you know that?
What if you're wrong? How are you going to prove that you aren't a liar?

Are they complete? Is the so-called "tax professional" competent? You really don't know that either, since most of us aren't aware that these codes don't apply to us in the first place. What if you forget a form or a schedule? How are you going to prove that you didn't lie?

Do you really want to put your signature, which is coming from your mind and soul
onto a document that has a high probability of falsehood and error? If you're a
Christian, do you want to disobey the clear statement of the Messiah? If you're not
a Christian, do you want to bind your soul to a bond based upon a fraud? If you are
an atheist, why would you swear an oath to a god that you don't believe in? However, this is a choice that one has to make in the face of a lot of adversity from "government" circles. We are continually pressured to give up our signatures on papers that we don't really understand.

Before you give up your signature or swear any oaths, consider what it is that you are
doing. A man cannot be compelled to do an act which he thinks is an act against the wishes
of God.

Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land

How Did We Become Such Idiots?

How Did We Come to be Such Idiots?
The following essay has an interesting story. The author, a federal prisoner, wrote a very intelligent and insightful letter to us late last February. In it he used the term "idiot" in a very interesting way. In my response, I challenged him to develop the term into something interesting, descriptive and inclusive in such a way as to be informative and useful. What he came up with is not exactly what I had in mind. It’s better. (DWH)

[This article was published in the Idaho-Observer in May of 2009 while I was still in prison.  And while Don Harkins edited the piece, he gave me full credit for it.  What was interesting about this article is that he published it even though there were some things he initially disagreed with, but published them according to the way I had written the piece.  Unfortunately, Don passed away suddenly in September, 2009 after sustaining a very strange leukemia illness.  Don was a good man and an outstanding reporter who will be missed by his family, friends, and his readers. (WAT)

By Walter Allen Thompson: "Why does he act like such an idiot?"

How many times do we ask that question about other people—even about ourselves? There is no shortage of idiots and they are the primary reason it is so difficult (if not impossible) to live on Earth in peace and truth.

Idiot: 1. A person afflicted with idiocy (extreme deficiency of intelligence, commonly due to incomplete or abnormal development of the brain). Idiots are incapable of learning connected speech or of avoiding common dangers in life. 2. A fool; simpleton—a term of reproach (Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary [1947]).Today the term "idiot" is most commonly used as a "term of reproach" while historic idiots are now described as "retarded" or "mentally handicapped." We will be using "idiot" and "idiocy" in the reproachful contexts in common usage today.
Foolishness, stupidity and ignorance are the product of influences that relentlessly attack our sensibilities, faith and equanimity every day of our lives. They attack the well-being of all men. Idiocy induces war and an enormous amount of suffering upon mankind.

The first idiot
Who was the first idiot? As a Christian, I will say that it was Satan. Here is a being who was in heaven, but swore oaths with other angels and sinned against his Creator—eternally damning himself because he wanted to usurp the authority of God (Read Book of Enoch). And when God created man in His own image, Satan was intent on destroying the lives of every man, woman and child.
The choice between good and evil—free will—has always been a part of God’s creation. God did not create evil, but the tendency for Satan and mankind to choose evil has always been present.
Satan became an idiot when he disobeyed God, incurring His wrath. Since misery loves company, Satan spreads the misery by influencing mankind to disobey God’s natural order of life. The "new world order" was started with the first sin and it has continued to this present day.

The march of the idiotsThe new world order is the plan of the idiots who are responsible for the death and destruction of the millions (if not billions) of lives memorialized in written history. The reason is because the new world order exists completely outside of God’s natural order. Think of it as God’s natural order completely inverted or reversed: Good became evil and evil became good; darkness is light and light is darkness. In God’s order the strong and the wise came before weak idiots. In the new world order we can plainly see that idiots come before the wise because idiots love death while the wise man loves life.
The worship of images, or "idols," is called "idolatry." The purpose of idolatry, the worship of powerless objects, is to destroy mankind by influencing man to disobey God’s natural order of life, thereby acting like an idiot.
Recently, the monetary and banking systems have been involved in numerous crises and bailouts. When money was made of gold and silver it was strong. But paper debt notes are weak, producing the boom and bust cycles that we have today. Any monetary system that trades debt notes in exchange for goods and services is doomed to eventual failure. Why? The people who designed and are currently running the money system are idiots. In addition, the financial institutions are patronized and regulated by idiots.
Idiot worshipMost people know the histories of Hitler, Stalin, Mao-Tse- Tung and Pol Pot who destroyed the lives of millions. These leaders were idiots. Worse yet is how other idiots look upon the works of these men with favor. This kind of idiocy—murderous leaders and the people who support them—is apparent in our own political system. The same kind of idiots are in control of the United States. Through idiots in the mass media, the idiots in leadership animate the rank-and-file idiots to do their bidding. The idiots-in-charge derive their relative strength in proportion to the numbers of rank-and-file idiots willing to support—even fight and die—for their idiotic causes.
The idiots’ strength is the force of arms under war powers; it is easier to kill or imprison anyone who questions the motives of the idiots-in-charge. And the idiot’s message is this: "Let our strength be the law of justice."
Idiots have no license
From where do the idiots-in-charge derive their authority? They are not ordained by God because God is not an idiot. They are not ordained of God (as in Romans, Chapter 13) because they break God’s commandments. The idiots have no license to sin or do evil; no one has the authority to usurp God’s law; any claim that idiots proceed with lawful authority is an utter farce: "For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For he created all things, that they may have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth."
God did not make us in His image to be idiots. I used to think that all men were born evil; they are not. The evil we do is chosen. If we were born evil, then God’s commandments would serve no purpose because it would be impossible to keep them. It is not only possible for a man to keep God’s commandments, but also He expects us to keep them. And this is exactly how we can abide in His natural order.
The idiot will say just the opposite. "But ungodly men with their works and words called it to them..."
The idiot brings evil upon himself because he has contracted with evil to do evil; he acts like an idiot because he is an idiot.
How do we stop being idiots?While sitting in a prison for the last four years, I realized that I have to stop doing what all the other idiots do. I discovered that my isolation from the outside world was becoming an asset to me because I have had more time to think things through. But all of my actions are my responsibility and there is no excuse for me before God if I do wrong.
I can’t just stop being an idiot without knowing how to guard myself from acting like one. My mind is something that I consciously set out to guard so that I do not lapse back into idiocy. My first line of defense is the eyes. I do not use them to offend God in any way. I don’t look at or read things that will cause my mind to become unsettled. I avoid all forms of material that is offensive to God’s natural order.
I use the same principle with my ears. I try not to hear anything offensive as it will disturb the strength of my inner peace. By consciously guarding my eyes and ears, I can effectively guard my mind and soul. As a result, I’m finding that I can enjoy long periods of time in silence without getting bored.
The key to overcoming idiocy is goodness and virtue. We should be mindful about how we speak about and treat others. By exercising self-control, we can break the idiotic habits of saying and doing things that harm our fellow man. I actually feel good when I get the urge to say something idiotic and then hold my tongue. I’ll admit sometimes it is difficult but I feel good when I can suppress my evil inclination.
What are our obligations to God? Solomon says it in one sentence: "Let us hear the end of all: fear God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man (Eccl. 12: 13-14, Geneva Bible).
The fear of God puts a man’s soul at rest because the man knows his duties to God and he practices them. There is no fear of hell because his obedience to God’s commandments is the source of his confidence, hope, faith and the love for his Creator. On its surface, the fear of God putting a man’s soul at rest seems to be a paradox. I think of it this way: The fear of God is as healthy as not putting my hand into a flame. God will punish evil doers, so why be one?
I don’t fear Satan; I fear God. God makes the judgment; I want to have His favor all of the time. I exercise my own self-control so as to not act like an idiot.
Idiocy’s opposite
The opposite of idiocy is wisdom and with wisdom comes understanding.
"The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord: all they that observe them, have good understanding: His praise endureth forever" (Psalms 111:10).
Here are some of the aspects of wisdom that I am paraphrasing from the wisdom of Solomon:
Wisdom is glorious, does not fade, and seen of those who love her.
Wisdom is a treasure found by those who seek her.
Wisdom is the breath of the power of God; the worker of all things.
Wisdom moves more than motion; it is the pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty.
Wisdom is the unspotted mirror of God; the image of His goodness.
Wisdom is the brightness of his everlasting light; the knowledge of God, the fear of God and the understanding of God.
Wisdom is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God; is patient, and conversant with God.
The choice is ours.In light of the aformentioned, we can see that an idiot has no value to God if he dies an idiot. To be an idiot greatly offends God. Man was created in the image of God so when he acts like an idiot he, in a sense, defiles the "copy" of God and is, therefore, a degraded version of the original. The only true happiness in life is having the favor of God; nothing else is better. But there are those choices God allows us to make between life and death, good and evil and heaven and hell; between idiocy and wisdom.
Most governments have failed because they were run by idiots with no regard for God’s commandments.
Religions of the world with doctrines other than that which God has promulgated are not valid and will suffer the same fate as failed governments and for the same reasons.
Our problems today arise from people calling upon idols or false gods for answers. We turn to our enemies as if they are our friends. We look to idiots as if they are wise. We treat idiots with honor and treat the wise with contempt. We turn to darkness and live as if it were light. We call upon ruthless idiots to do good when we should know they are incapable of it. The idiots have the authority on earth because we, the idiots, gave it to them.
Are there any good people in government?
I take the position that, if they take an oath of office (forbidden in the scriptures), then no, they cannot do good even if they wanted to; the structure of government is idiocy with evil as its foundation.
Oh sure, there are some seemingly good things about government but they are always twisted and perverted to do the work of evil because it was designed that way and is working perfectly. The real purpose of most governments is to promote and grow idiocy by enlisting legions of idiot evildoers to steal from the people.
Only one way out of idiocy
The only remedy for idiocy is to mend our ways and do good by being good and by providing others with the example of our goodness through the plain testimony of our actions. We are witnessing the last death-throws of this global idiocracy. We should step aside and stand aloof from it all, keeping ourselves within God’s natural order while adding virtues to our lives and exercising more self-control. If we guide our hearts and minds to maintain God’s natural order in our spheres of influence, then we will realize true peace. And pray for God to give the idiots a place for repentance. This is the true power of God.If it weren’t for idiots...I will now close with an example of how things work when they are under the authority of God. The following was written about 100 AD by Bishop Clement of Rome in his Epistle to the Corinthians:
"The heavens, revolving under His government, are subject to Him in peace. Day and night run the course appointed by Him, in no way hindering each other. The sun and moon, with the companies of stars, roll on in harmony according to His command, within their prescribed limits, without any deviation. The fruitful earth, according to His will, brings forth food in abundance. At the proper seasons, for man and beast and all the living beings upon it. Never hesitating, nor changing any of the ordinances which He has fixed.
"The unsearchable places of the abysses, the indescribable arrangements of the lower world, are restrained by the same laws. The vast unmeasurable sea, gathered together by His working into various basins, never passes beyond the bounds placed upon it, but does as He has commanded. For He said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and your waves shall be broken within you.’ The ocean, impassable to man, and the worlds-beyond, are regulated by the same enactments of the Lord. The seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, peacefully give place to one another. The winds in their several quarters fulfill, at the proper time, their service without hindrance. The ever-flowing fountains, formed both for enjoyment and health, furnish without fail their breasts for the life of men. The very smallest of living beings meet together in peace and accord. All these the Great Creator and Lord of all has appointed to the smallest of living beings to exist in peace and harmony; while He does good to all, but most abundantly to us who have fled for refuge to His compassions through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom be glory and majesty for ever and ever. Amen."
Compare the words of Clement to the idiocy of evil men. What is our problem? Again, it rests on man’s desire to usurp the authority of God and to establish a "new world order" of idiocy and utter nonsense. God did not create evil; man does that for himself. We all must place ourselves under the authority of God and live in harmony and peace under His natural order. To do anything else is idiotic.

Walter Allen Thompson is the author of The Grace of Repentance: Keeping God's Commandments