A leader appointed by God is something that is a marvellous appearance throughout history. It is always accompanied by great need. We are going to
find that great need fairly soon.
As far as noting something dancing through this thread that is not truth, I would like you to be a little more specfiic. I take such words very
seriously, and I am not above anyone's critisism. If I have spoken wrongly, then I love to be called on it. I adhere to the Confucian attitude
towards correction - even in "great masters." They accept learning even from the most lowly of sources.
Please do not leave us with such phrases as that without elaborating. You say you see the same things as I do, but use different names. That is very
understandable. We don't yet have a vocabulary to discuss these things. Part of the reason why I write these things is to create one. Once we have
a vocabulary, we can begin to speak in a more effective manner about things that have not been discussed for 1500 years. Since the Gnostics were
after the same things that I am, or visa versa, I will barrow heavily from their vocabulary.
I'm a work right now, (I usually post only at work) so I am going to make a list of Nag Hammadi documents that refer to IT, and parallels in their
thoughts and my words. I am sure it will open your mind. I will post some excerpts here and link them to my FTP site so you don't have to fish thru
really difficult readings to find them.
(An edit afterthought
I think what you are sensing as "wrong" are the descriptions I am giving you of Jesus. Many people who attempt to know
Jesus in fullness are buffeted by all sorts of negativity. There is literally a gigantic army of forces standing between mankind and Christ, and any
attempt for men to peer into His Legacy meets with wanton agression.
I have been led to Christ BY Christ, not by another. And His lessons to me will not resemble your lessons. I am taught like a Father teaches a son,
and prepared in much the same manner. I view the process of knowing Christ as a process of becoming equal to Him. I think the modern concept of him
being at the head of some kind of imperial hierarchy as absolute monarch rather contradictory to Christ's own teaching, and certainly outside of the
flavor of his ministry.
Christ changed the meaning of perfection for a man. He moved it from the absolute Tyrant to the absolute good. The model of the absolute tyrant is
obsolete. Christ's intention was to build a nation of perfect liberty, because that is spiritual evolution in Heaven. Our ranks are defined by our
intelligences, but we do not from ourselves into heirarchies of dominance.
That is the reason why we build republics instead of monarchies, because they are a more advanced and perfect form of government, and they allow for
the most productive and healthy expanse of his intellect, wisdom, and civilzation.
Many Christians are stuck in authoritative models, under the Old Testament YHWH, who is a foreign Deity to me. That strange feeling you feel is the
servants of YHWH striking out at the independent one, who is attempting to cross the imaginary barrier that leads into Christ's Liberty.
My theory, and it is a fairly unique one, is that this struggle for Liberty is the underlying cause for the NWO and our struggle against it. It is a
struggle for our souls as much as it is for earthly liberty. Therefore the two concepts need to be wed in a wise fashion.
I am still working on this, so it is rather new.
[edit on 13-11-2004 by Arkaleus]