Posts Tagged ‘Big Lie’

“Shemot” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for this two-part look at the first parsha in a new book, Exodus, aka “Shemot” (Ex. 1:1-6:1)

The Erev Shabbat complete story overview:

SSM Shemot 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching addresses the story of so many people in Scripture — especially in this parsha — who “feared God” more than Pharoahs, Popes, or even Presidents, and disregarded the Authorized Clergy Response Team Official IRS-Approved Version of Romans 13 — “as Twisted.”

Shemot – Midwives – and the Clergy Response Team Romans 13 Big Lie

“Vayishlach” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa two teachings on the parsha this week, Vayishlach (Genesis 32:3 through chapter 36).

From the messengers that Yakov (Jacob) sends to see what his brother Esau is up to, and the encounters that follow, this is a story of fear, faith, reconciliation, and ultimately prophecy.

SSM 12-16-16 Vayishlach

 

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark explores some of the connections between that story, and

“Hearsay, oral tradition, false witness, and bald-faced lies”

“Lech Lecha” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Lech Lecha” (Bereshiet/Genesis chapter 12 through 17).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat teaching tells the story of the first of the Patriarchs, and the promises made through his seed.

SSM Lech Lecha 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching again addresses the “not-at-ALL-PC” elements of the portion — and their relevance to a world that makes pagan Canaan almost seem obedient — with the parallels between the first of the patriarchs and our situation, from circumcision to Saul (I Samuel 15).

“Matot/Masei” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha ‘double-portion,’ “Matot/Masei” (Numbers chapter 30 through the end of the Book).

Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap. (see links page)

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching this week begins one of most important admonitions in Scripture — especially when, as now, it is so widely violated: DO all that proceeds out of your mouth; keep your vows. Can you IMAGINE what a land like that might look like?

SSM Matot/Masei 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching attempts to connect a WHOLE lot of dots! The foundations ARE being destroyed. Vows no longer mean, well, squat. What are the ‘righteous’ to do?
“Vows, Farce, and the Chosen Delusions”

Trust in Lying Words

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

World War I is said to have begun with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. The truth is that war more resembles a tinderbox soaked with gasoline, where matches are left laying around. One thing or another, or perhaps several, will eventually ignite the blaze, and leave historians in the position of arson investigators. Where was the first spark? The same seems to be true today.

I contend that WW III may have already begun as well, probably with the attack on the Russian ruble some weeks ago. But it would seem today that unless a mushroom cloud is visible, people have simply become inured to continuing “wars and rumors of wars.” And regional fires abound anyway, from Israel, Syria, and Iran to Ukraine, and now lately Yemen.

When we examine the situation in “the world” from a Scriptural viewpoint, it seems clear that War, in the broadest sense, is already on. And without question, it is a war by most of the world, its ‘leaders’, its institutions, and even its licensed “churches” on the God of the Bible, YHVH. He has not been allowed in the “Publik Skool Indoctrinashun Centurs” for decades, and the fruits of that seed are evident. The same is true in politics pretty much worldwide, the US military, and Hollywood propaganda. While the world’s “money” system has been rightly described as “abomination” for at least four decades now.

This current World War is a war on more fronts than just bullets and bombs, too. Certainly it is a War on Truth, since that is the essence of denying Yahuah. The recent power grab by the US FCC (now more and more like George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth) to regulate the formerly free World-Wide Web is telling.

There is a War on Cash in progress, too. French peons are discovering that they are no longer allowed by their feudal masters to buy or sell using more than 1000 Euros. And in the land of the Almighty Federal Reserve, banks have quotas for filing “Suspicious Activity Reports” whenever ‘suspects’ (which now means anyone with a bank account) try to access even moderate amounts of “cash” that no longer buys nearly as much as it once did. The screws are being tightened.

Have you considered the War on Food? Try to find corn, or vegetable oil, that meets the criterion of being “as Elohim made it”, from seed He gave us. But don’t even ask about the health impacts of “FrankenFood,” or the biotoxins that kill the kinds of plants He made for our blessing. Or why it is that mega-factory farms escape regulatory “oversight,” while small family operations – particularly if they are “free-range,” organic, non-GMO, or sell “raw milk” — are fined, taxed, and hounded out of business.

Meanwhile, the War on Marriage has long gone nuclear, calling evil, ‘good, and good, ‘evil’. The Almighty State is a jealous god, indeed, and seems to relish destroying every aspect of Yah’s patriarchal family, from licensing what He calls ‘abomination’ there, to subsidizing murder. The essence of that Big Lie is changing the meaning of words.

Which brings me to the prophetic warnings that are so consistently repeated in Scripture. Over and over again, both the northern and southern kingdoms were warned to turn from idolatry, evil, and injustice, and return (t’shuva in the Hebrew) to Him. And the consequences were consistently repeated as well: war, subjugation, exile.

Indeed, those with “eyes to see” can find the same pattern repeating again today. But, arguably the difference now is one of degree.

Nevertheless, one can practically open up Books like Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel almost anywhere and see the pattern laid out.

In chapter 6, Jeremiah warns of impending calamity, “because they have not heeded My words, nor My torah, but rejected it.” In the next chapter, he tells them, “you trust in lying words, that cannot profit,” (v 8) without question an indictment that still rings true today.

Similarly, the summary of what His people SHOULD do is equally succinct, and equally consistent. “Obey My voice…and you shall be My people…and walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it might be well with you.” (v 23)

But it’s the next chapter, which describes – as so many other warnings in Scripture have as well – the judgment of His people for their rebellion, that should raise the hair on the back of the neck of all those today who see a culture which idolizes and even seems to worship death:

‘Then death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family, who remain in all the places I have driven them’, says YHVH of hosts.” Yes, the opposite of ‘choose life!’ But somehow sadly consistent.

It has been said that one of the Biggest Lies of our time is, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” The Ministry of Truth would no doubt add, “obey my voice, too, that it might be well with you.”

The War on Truth is in full force. And both history and Scripture show that those who trust in lying words will be gravely disappointed.

When Shepherds Lie

Thursday, December 4th, 2014



There’s no longer any question that things are “heating up” on the End Times Thermometer.  And while that doesn’t necessarily mean that the events in the world today are imminently of ‘Biblical proportions’ (even after a currency meltdown, world war, and martial law in more and more countries, it might take several years for the final acts to play out) — those with “eyes to see” are taking notice.

So it’s important that those who expect to rely on the promises of Yah (and the alternative will turn out to be gravely disappointing) need to start ‘walking in obedience’ to Him immediately, if not before.  Which is why this author finds certain ‘evangelical’ preachers to be in many respects even more of a threat to those “called by His Name” than  most run-of-the-mill worldly agnostics, or even atheists.  It’s one thing to be oblivious to the Creator, and arguably more insidious when those who CLAIM to call on His Name mislead His sheep.  To destruction.

To wit, more and more presumably Bible-literate pastors — including, unfortunately, many who claim to be “watchmen on the wall” — are warning about the coming End Times, but still departing from ‘the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.’  (I Timothy 4:1)   They focus exclusively on “saving souls”, as if that was the end of it, and ignore the rest of the equation:
“IF you love Me, keep My commands.”    If we are in fact ‘saved by His grace,’ then what is our “reasonable service“?  And don’t they care at all about hearing, “well done, good and faithful servant?”  
…as opposed to, “depart from Me, you who work lies [and deny His Word!] — I never knew you!”   (Matthew 7:23)

The Truth really DOES matter.  And (Jeremiah 16:19) — we really have “inherited lies from our fathers.”  And our licensed pastors.   This is important because Scripture contains MANY warnings about false prophets, failed priests, and “imposters [who will] grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”  (II Timothy 3:13)

We live in a time when deception abounds, and many of us know first-hand the depth of that deception.  It can split communities, and destroy families.  If we are to be ready for the battles to come, we must be “ready, in season and out” to give an answer to those who are being led astray by false shepherds.

A couple of answers to “tough questions” that I heard on a recent preparedness-oriented radio show not only make the point, but should serve to “arm us” with the Sword of His Word when we hear (and we will) similar reasonable-sounding lies:

The ‘voice of evangelism’ was asked by a listener why so many Xtians can be “deceived [into believing] that the body of christ is still under obligation to observe the ‘law of Moses’.”   And even that “Sabbath” thing (that YHVH says over and over again – as if THAT still mattered, that we are to keep “forever,” “throughout our generations,” in “all our dwelling places,” and so on.  Yeah, it’s hard to understand stuff, since He comes right out and tells us).

Well, the ‘man of god’ responded oh-so-folksily…look at Romans 14:6, “talking about food, and talking about the Sabbath.”  And then see Romans 10:4, “For christ is the END of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”   As if he was ignorant of the fact that the word translated as “end” — IN CONTEXT — didn’t mean “the ultimate GOAL of” His torah, or instruction!

I wondered why so many who find the words of Paul so easy to twist (as II Peter 3:15-16 points out) prefer to quote him, rather than just read what the One they call ‘christ’, and CLAIM to believe, said so bluntly! 

But then the preacher did just that, and quoted (at least a bit of) Matthew 5:17.  Yes, he stopped after the part that used the English word ‘fulfill.’  And, in the process, ignored the context, and His point, entirely:
“Once something has been fulfilled, it has been terminated.” 

And I, admittedly, yelled at the radio.  Lies like that get people killed, or worse.   He tried to claim it was like a 60 month loan, which, once paid off, was just paid.  Done.  For my part, I couldn’t help but think how he’d feel if his wife were to use equally twisted logic to claim that, having ONCE turned down a chance to consummate an affair, her marriage vow was equally ‘fulfilled’, and thus terminated.

The logical fallacy here involves a bogus assumption.  Fulfilled is NOT the same as terminated — especially since the Messiah in the VERY NEXT VERSE says exactly that!  Is “all” fulfilled, even yet?  But that’s not what this preacher claimed.  He did finally get around to reading the rest of the verse, and then explaining it didn’t mean what He clearly said it did!  Instead, he observed that this next line was the  “second time [Jesus] uses the word ‘fulfilled’.”  And the second time that preacher ignored the meaning, too.

So he follows up a specious assumption with a distortion of the meaning of a key word, and the only way to make that fit is to take the entire verse out of context.  In the process, he turns the words of the Messiah on their head — taking a statement that He makes to say He is NOT going to “destroy the torah or the prophets,” and twisting it to claim that he did EXACTLY that!  And as if that wasn’t bad enough, this man who (see the next verses) “breaks [even] the least of these commandments, and teaches men so,” then goes on to claim that He wasn’t talking about the “Ten Commandments” anyway — He was really talking only about ‘the beatitudes’.  (Come on!  what did He just say?  He wasn’t going to make even the smallest change to His Written Word — the ‘torah and the prophets’!)

Sadly, this dissemination is pervasive.  Twisting of Scripture tends to follow a pattern.  There is almost always an assumption.  That allows what follows next — a shift in the real meaning of the words, and a removal of the verse from context.    Key words may be left out, and even whole verses.   But the result all too often ends up being to replace the “commandments of YHVH” with the “traditions of men.”  And ultimately make His Word of “no effect.” 

If we do not understand the techniques, and the motivations of Pharisees, Old and New, we might fall into the very trap Paul ALSO warned about, (II Tim. 4:3) “for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine…having itching ears…and shall turn away…from truth…unto fables.”  He’s warning us about exactly what we’re seeing NOW!

This Xtian Twisting from the so-called ‘voice of evangelism’ continued down that inevitable trail.   See Col. 2:15, he continued, again taking the admonition completely out of context, “let no one judge you in food…or regarding…sabbath.”  But that letter was being written to people who had come out of PAGANISM!   What was Paul talking about, if not to warn them about ‘backsliding’?  He even SAID so, just a few verses earlier:  “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after [the Word!]”

Don’t let people judge you for EXACTLY the same things people are judging many of us for TODAY!  Not eating pork, and actually deciding to honor Yah’s Sabbaths instead of man’s traditions of sun-god day and Xmas! 

But this false shepherd was on a roll.  He ignored the context of Galatians 4:9 in exactly the same way, claiming that the “weak and beggarly elements, in which you desire again to be in bondage” was the Torah of YHVH!!!!  “Paul had a fear and an anxiety that they were gonna go back to ‘the law’.”   What an incredible affront to the Author of Scripture Himself!  NO HE DID NOT!  And Paul just made that VERY clear, in the preceding verse, when he referred to a time when those he was writing to “did NOT know God,” but served “those which by nature are not gods.”  They were pagans.   He was warning them about not going back to paganism.  And Paul makes the same point in the letter to the Colossians, just a few verses LATER, (Col. 2:22) when he makes it clear that he was talking NOT about the Torah of YHVH, but the  “commandments and doctrines of men!”  Not surprisingly, that verse got left out of the ‘lesson’.

Scripture is utterly consistent.  But lies are not.  If the very same Bible which tells us PRECISELY what the Messiah will (and will not – Deuteronomy 13!) do tells us that anyone who CHANGES His Word is a liar, why would we be so foolish as to believe that He would do exactly what He said He would NOT?  It is obviously much easier for deceiving wolves in sheep’s clothing to twist the subtle and often complex writings of Shaul (Paul) than the straightforward teachings of the Word Made Flesh.

I have on occasion been reminded by a friend that not EVERY Christian denomination teaches that ‘the law has been done away with’.  (Admittedly, those who keep sun-god day certainly APPEAR to, whether they know it or not.)   But the lies are insidious, deadly, and pervasive.  The “End Times Deception” is just beginning.   Perilous times are coming, and He warned us for a reason.

Mark Call – Yom Kippur teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at Scripture related to Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers goes over both the key elements of Leviticus 16, and chapter 23, with some emphasis on what it might mean to “afflict” our soul.

SSM Yom Kippur 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat delves into several areas that don’t normally get discussed, from the nature of Evil, and ‘the Adversary’, to just exactly why THIS may be the most important set of Appointed Times, yet, in our lives.

 

TT CooH Yom Kippur 2014

Torah portion “Ekev”

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Ekev, from Deuteronomy 7:12 through 11:25. This week’s discussion also some of the most blunt evidence in Scripture concerning the admonitions against idolatry as well.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM 15 August, 2014 – Ekev

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail, as well as the connections to the current “times and seasons”. Given what is happening today, and the context of this Torah portion, Mark chose to subtitle this teaching on the parsh “Where in the cycle ARE we?

TT CooH 16 August, 2014 – Ekev “Where in the cycle are we?”

Parsha “Vaetchanan” — Deut. 3:23 – 7:11

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Vaetchanon, from the Book of Deuteronomy 3:23 through 7:11. This week’s discussion may be one of the most central, and important, that Mark has done; don’t miss it!

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM 8 August, 2014 — Vaetchanan

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail, as well as the connections to the current “times and seasons”.  And this one asks a vital question, in light of the recent attempts to foster and incite a “pandemic panic” —

Is DNA part of “His Word”?

Mark Call TT CooH teaching for 9 August, 2014:  “Is DNA really ‘His Word,’ too?”

Vows, marriage, and lawlessness —

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

 

Parsha Matot

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Matot, from Numbers chapters 30 through 32.  The discussion of vows, in particular, is one of the most important understandings in all of Scripture when it comes to recognizing what is wrong today with a faithless world, and the institution of ‘marriage’ in particular.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM teaching – Matot 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail.  This week, Mark focuses on Numbers chapter 30 (as you might expect!) and on broken vows that shed light on the ‘times and the seasons.’

 TT CooH teaching – Matot 2014 – Vows – marriage – and why Lawlessness abounds