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Institutions of Hypocrisy

CHAPTER TWO

It is not a mystery that this world is in confusion. The political parties, financial competition and the many religious denominations all are in confusion. Unity is only a goal of the imagination and an impossible idea which is never reached. Why is this? What has caused this state of things to exist? Everything in life can be traced to cause and effect. We are who we are taught to be and we are taught to be what we want. The human being is capable of being taught to believe many opposing ideas at the same time. We may believe in unity one moment and then believe in competition the next. We can believe in evolution and creation at the same time. We can give assent to opposing ideas depending on our company. We can believe in saving life, yet prepare for war and death.

Humans cannot but follow their teacher and the teacher they follow only echoes the desires of their own hearts, but it does not seem to occur to them that their own ideas are in conflict. We are creators of what we place before us and if our own thoughts are in conflict and confusion, then it stands to reason that our environment will reflect that back to us. The most recent example of this has come from our own government. The President speaks often of freedom and human liberty. Yet, nothing close to this has been exported to Iraq. The polls from Iraq state that fully 80% of the population want America out. But America will not leave. America will rape, pillage, torture, and grind down, just as long as it wants. The profession of the President of the United States is only that. What is it about, "Get out of our country" that the American administration does not understand? The truth is that the war in Iraq has nothing to do with freedom and justice at all.

From our earliest years we are taught that almost everyone outside of ourselves is an enemy. We start to think this way when our sibling takes our rattle away. We begin to believe that life is about competition and taking what one can get by force. As we grow older and enter school we are taught to compete for grades. In times of recreation and play we are put into game situations which teach us to compete again. We must fight to win the game and to be the best. The winner may get a prize and the loser is disgraced to a degree. The early years of the nation's child education is based largely on memorization. It never seems to occur to humanity, that memorization is not learning. The mind is not taught to reason from cause to effect, but to memorize facts. I have spoken with some who were taught evolution, and they could not reason out the simplest things. They could only restate what someone taught them to believe.

When the student graduates, he may join a business firm competing for the market share after being taught how to manipulate people through the science of marketing. His whole focus is to sell his product at the expense of the competition and to manipulate people to buy what they do not need. In sales and political races it all boils down to making one's self or product look better than the competition so one can win the customer or economic race. He may not know where Iran is on a map, but he knows by instinct how to edge out someone else, giving himself the advantage.

To the world today this all looks nice, fair and right. "It is America," they say with obvious pride. The truth of the matter is that it is corrupt, wicked and wrong. Men are taught to view others as enemies or inferior, and they are taught to be consumer cattle. All an enemy is, is someone seeking to take what you think belongs to you or someone who you think might hurt you. When men are turned into enemies, then general confusion and war is the result, as we have seen with the war against Iraq, and the planned war against Iran. The war on terror was manufactured out of this idea of fear and inferiority, but men cannot reason from cause to effect. Cause creates effect. We have been trained from our earliest years to compete with others and that has been one of the causes for the condition in which our society finds itself. There is no hope for such a society, for it has as a foundation the principle that it is against itself and every society against itself cannot maintain its form and cohesion.

The Political

See the political conventions. See the Congress and its actions in the halls of government. Listen to the political candidates accuse and abuse each other and then when one is elected he does the same things as his predecessors before him, the very ones he had accused. If there is one thing that is certain, it is that the political parties will not change, neither will they change things. Indeed, they cannot change nor can they change things. Change for the good is only a story concocted to make the electorate believe that they are bringing about a new order of things, and this story also helps them believe their own imagination. The reality they hope for simply never occurs. There is never a new order. There is only a constant degradation. Each man and woman is energetically involved in the world of competing with other individuals to build their own kingdom and for the sake of money. No man is motivated unselfishly to better his constituents, except that he is rewarded for it in some way. The Scriptures read: "For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion." Isa. 41:28, 29.

Vain and corrupt politicians have waged wars, set upon man the atom bomb, caused financial collapse, burdened the poor and those in need, stripped and burned the innocent, raided their homes and compounds, and taxed them until there could not be another cent drained from the population. They have tried, lied, contrived and bribed their way to the top of their rotting pile of refuse. They have bludgeoned, accused, abused and demoralized the nation, all for the sake of personal gain. "They bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord." Jer. 9:3.

Modern politicians say, "We want to protect the children." After seeing what happened with the gassing of the Branch Davidians this statement seems incredible. The politicians say, "We want to send in peace keepers;" then go about sending in men with weapons such as tanks and long range guns. Of course, these tanks are painted white and the army wears little blue hats to create a picture of peace, but it is an army of war just the same. Men say, "We must fight for peace." Whoever heard of such a ridiculous proposition? It is like saying, "Starve for fullness. Lay in filth for cleanness." The politicians say, "We should cut taxes," then go about to raise taxes. The politicians say, "We want to preserve life," then they go about providing for millions of abortions. They say, but they do not do what they say.

Has it never occurred to some souls the hypocrisy of modern day politics? Abortions have been declared legal according to the Constitution of the United States because a woman should have control over her own body. That is the argument. If that be so, why is it that so many people are thrown into prison for taking drugs? Do they not have the same right over their own body? I can kill my unborn child, but I cannot take a drug. Partial birth abortions describe the murder of a young child mostly born. The brain is then sucked out of the skull. Should not that young child have control over his or her own body? You hypocrites, Jesus spoke well of you. You strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.

Religion

It is probable that the religions of the world are most responsible for the state of things that exist. The most guilty would be the religions that condone competition and support war efforts and "the troops." These false guides get all teary eyed when speaking of "supporting the troops" as if they were babies in a cradle, but they have no sympathy for those who are destroyed by "the troops." Who will support them? In truth, the so-called "religion of Christ" in America is actually antichrist. Antichrist denies that Christ appears in the flesh. Antichrist states that "we are only human" so they who are antichrist go about excusing and hiding their own corruptions from each other. "Ministers of the gospel" molest children and spend their Saturday nights in front of their x-rated videos just as anyone else does. Much of this is in secret, for if it were generally known that they did these things, they would be exposed to their congregations as frauds.

It is no secret how in religious circles the moral state of things is at the bottom. As a minister, I have personally sat in ministerial meetings where ministers were rebuked by the president of the conference for their adultery and for sneaking in to watch x-rated videos while their family was sleeping. I knew one young man right out of college who became a pastor and the ink was hardly dry on his diploma when he had seduced one of the women in the church right on the church pew. (I am not saying that seducing her somewhere else would have been right either).

I personally approached the conference president in charge of my district to handle a child molestation situation in the church and was told to leave it alone since the molester might sue the church for exposing him. The so-called "Christian" denominations of this country are so far from actual Christianity that it is difficult to even make a comparison. Most people, however, already know this, and that is why churches are relatively tame entertainment centers on the weekends. They are a good place to go for a little worldly counseling or to sing some old favorite songs, but the truth is not heard, and the lightning of revelation does not come into the soul. They are only containers for dead works, but they are not places for the coming of Christ to find expression. Today, ministers fake being good and pretend to pray for the sake of personal gain. They love their little following, and love being up in front of them each week promoting themselves and their church's good works. They say that they are celebrating God, while they only celebrate themselves.

The denominations have wonderful financial systems all set up to lift up their poor, corrupt institutions where the Spirit of God is not seen or felt. Millions of tithe dollars are used to support corrupt, self-centered, political ministers in their positions of authority. They support their political candidates who lead the nation into war and moral ruin. They are paid thousands of dollars a month and they do almost nothing in labor for it. Does it take all those many hours to write a sermon? When a lay person gives a sermon does he get paid? Do the ministers visit the sheep? Don't the lay members visit the sheep? What does a minister do that the members of his congregation should not be able to do? The ministers certainly do not know any more about God than their congregations do. I think modern ministers are good for only one thing. They are good for burying the dead. They do this every single week when the dead meet for church.

The payment of the ministry was designed for the purpose of evangelism. This was meant to help men take care of their families when they had to travel long distances and had little time to hold a job at the same time. God did not intend for churches to have high paid baby sitters to hover over their congregations. He intended that the people of God would be mature enough to take care of the local church themselves.

As with the pharisees of Jesus' day, so it is today. He said, "All their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments." Matt. 23:4,5. Jesus also said of them, "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." Matt. 23:15. Busy church folk compass the globe to make converts for their churches, or their television audience, but what good is it when they are made to be just like those pretenders who convert them?

Does the God of heaven call for the assassination of foreign national leaders? These men do. Does the God of heaven call for war against nations who have done them no wrong? Yet, these men do. Some church members boast of how many converts they are making, but if they could see as God does, they would turn away from themselves in shame, for their people have been converted to hell and not heaven. In religion it never occurs to some folk that killing is wrong. The Ten Commandments say, Thou shalt not kill. Jesus told us to turn the other cheek. He told us to resist not evil, so bold, pious preachers send their young men off to a Desert Storm, or Iraqi Freedom, or some United Nations' conquest with their blessings. "Go and kill and God be with you." After that the wolves and their sheep tie yellow ribbons to trees. What a grand mockery of the Word of God is religion today. What a total waste of a good man's time. Man's so-called "Christian" religion today is for the spiritually ignorant who have no mind for truth.

Compromise is the byword of the professed children of God. The Scriptures say, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Lev. 18:22. Today's ministry ordains those who practice these things. They eschew adultery, yet approve of two men having sex with one another. Please excuse me, but I cannot get my mind around that contradiction.

On the other hand, it may be heard today in many professed Christian circles, "We must do away with homosexuals in the military and stop abortions." I ask why? Have not professed Christians for years been proclaiming from their polluted pulpits that the law has been done away with? When one mentions the Sabbath as the fourth commandment this often evokes that decree, "The law is done away with." Then might I ask, what is wrong with someone breaking a law that does not exist? If the law of the Sabbath has been done away, is not also the law against homosexual activity done away, or murder, or theft? And why is a minister disgraced for adultery, but praised for being homosexual? I think the confusion in all of this is obvious. The President of the United States spoke long and hard about the sins of Saddam Hussein. How can there be sin when there is no law. And why would the President go into Saddam's country and do worse than he did? Oh, you hypocrites, I am thankful to God that He is now about to end it all.

Why is there all the fuss about abortions? If the law is done away, then what could be wrong with abortion? I say that modern day Christians are only getting the fruits of their own sowing. Now modern day preachers can get a good look at what they have done to the world, for the responsibility is largely lying at their door. They do away with God's law, and then resist those who are lawless because of it. This is pure hypocrisy.

The Scriptures say, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." Ex. 20:8. Modern day ministers say, "Go to church on Sunday instead." Modern religion has made up its own way and there will always be a price to pay when mankind does that. That price is even now being paid. "And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore [modern religion], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire." Rev. 17:16. There is a strange touch of irony in that so many churches are being burned these days, for the respect for them is gone and there is no fear in the heart of man for God.

Medicine

Medicine is another profession that merchandises people. It is not a secret that hundreds and thousands of people who are admitted into hospitals die from accidents while there. These individuals are either given wrong drugs, the wrong dosage or they catch a disease which they did not have when they went in. Modern medicine having many wonderful scientific abilities is largely a business for getting money. The medical profession has virtually been given a blank check and they use this check quite readily. They administer drugs, the names of which they alone understand. Hospitals freely add costs to paying patients to cover those who don't pay. There is a science to increase costs so that the grand money machine can continue its process of gain. Many of the operations of today's modern medicine are simply extortion and if some medical professionals were candid and would share their true heart's knowledge, that is what they would have to say. It is fair to say that if a medicine were discovered that could cure all illness, the hospitals would see that it was not made public, for it would put them out of business. Cancer is a billion dollar business, so who actually wants to do away with it?

I once knew a little girl who had fallen while playing on the bars. She passed out for a few minutes and was taken to the hospital for a check. The doctor asked the father if he might do a test. The test at the time was over $700. The father said, "And what if you find some brain damage, what will you do?" The doctor said, "We will watch her." The father thought that he could "watch her" without the test, so he declined. The doctor then said, "You have insurance that will pay for it." This milking of the insurance company disgusted the father, and he left off speaking with the doctor.

I spoke with a physician once, who was ministering to a family member who was dying of cancer. After watching for several weeks the vain actions of the physician, I cornered him and asked him to tell me plainly what was going on. He said, "We are not trying to cure him, we are only making him more comfortable while he is dying." Truth sometimes escapes the lips in spite of those who do their best to hide it. Modern medicine works to make people feel better, but it does little to actually bring men to the place where they would not need medicine since it would be bad for business. The modern doctor rarely wants the patient to be in a place where he is truly healed and would not need a doctor any longer.

If one would get simple exercise, rest, eat whole foods, drink plenty of pure, soft water, and stay away from the processed air that passes for food, there would be little need for physicians. Many diseases come to humanity through the animal food that they eat. Animals are full of corruption in these times, and I have had no sickness in my own life since doing away with all animal food and dairy. It has just worked for me. I have not spent time in the hospital for treatment since I was three years old, when my daddy had my tonsils taken out. He did not know any better, but followed the norms of the time.

If a family practices medicine at home and refuses the regular medical care and their family member dies, they may be fined or imprisoned even if their practice is according to their religious faith. But let a man, woman or child die in the hospital and it is accepted as alright—even if the hospital causes the death through some accident. This reveals a perverted society. Don't kill your neighbor, but the government may take your sons and daughters off to invade another country where hundreds and thousands are killed. Don't you dare molest a child, but those who rule can molest children all day long with the bombs dropped on them in the wars of conquest. Don't dare "practice medicine" but worldly physicians may "practice medicine" all they want. Even if their "practice" causes death, there is no penalty. Our poor society is plainly insane and there is no cure.

If a religious cult practices medicine and a member dies, there will be a great show of force against such a group, but let a hospital practice medicine and it does not matter how many people are dead, the world still sings its praises. It seems as though it is illegal to die anywhere but in a hospital. Who is this grand and noble personage who made this decree that one can only die in a hospital or in war, but not in a cult? Yes, it is true that some good things take place in modern medicine, but there are so many more evil things present within it that one would need many volumes to describe them all. One great evil that no one should miss, is the great cost of ordinary care that should cost a tenth as much.

If an individual happens upon an herbal remedy that can cure cancer and he sells this remedy, he may be fined or imprisoned for "practicing medicine" even if his remedy works. But let a hospital "practice medicine" and try many things that don't work and that is considered acceptable. At least it made many thousands of dollars practicing.

Take your automobile to a mechanic. He will fix it. If he does not fix it, he does not get paid. Take your body to a doctor. If he does not fix it or even breaks it, he is still paid handsomely.

Consider this: Our nation, and people of all political persuasions speak often of the need for health care. The president has recently promoted his new drug plan, so that the elderly can get their drugs at lower costs. The modern medical establishment is not health care. It is the antithesis of health care. One cannot get better health care than by taking care of himself. Live right, eat right and think right, and one's health will take care of itself. One will not have to take drugs to make him less healthy still.

I have seen where the elderly go to the doctor because of some pain or discomfort. The Elderly are given drugs and then lose their ability to function normally. After that they are put in a rest home, and the property of the elderly person is sold to bring in income for the poor soul in their custody. When the property is all gone the elderly person dies. Something is very wrong with this picture.

I once pastored a church where one of our members had some difficulty with high blood pressure, as I remember it. He did not attend church for a few weeks and I went to check on him. He told me that he spent most of his time in bed since he felt so badly. I asked him why he felt so badly. He told me that he took a pill to resolve his first medical problem. That drug caused other problems for which the doctor prescribed more medication. He was then taking 48 pills a day, and was bedridden except for trips to the bathroom. He was bedridden because of the drugs he was prescribed by his "health" provider. I thought to myself, "Poor man, what a pity. It would be best for him to take care of himself, than follow after physicians who know nothing about health care, but only merchandise the souls who come to them." I would not sign up for the Medicare drug program for anything. Both Republicans and Democrats are continually pushing "health care." I protest. It is not health care you are pushing, it is big business.

It should be noted that many physicians believe they are doing the right thing in promoting the modern methods of healing. Many of them may very well have good motives, but the system is not that hard to discern if one will only take a candid look.

Law

The legal profession is composed largely of a multitude of paid liars and extortioners. They use what they call "legal language" that no one can understand but themselves. It is similar to a doctor's prescription which no one can read. Why is it that they do not speak plainly as other men? As with all professions, there may be an honest man here or there, but I propose that if a man were always totally honest in every transaction, he could not be in any one of the aforementioned professions for long. Tell the truth at all times and you are put out of this world's affairs. Instead of simply following law and truth, lawyers work to distort and change the meaning of things so that those who pay them might get the advantage they desire, and they get paid handsomely.

I was at a family celebration years ago where I met a boyhood friend who had grown up to be a lawyer. He approached me privately and we spoke of life and living. He got serious and said to me, "I would like to get out of this profession, but I don't know how. I don't want to be a lawyer any longer." He was asking me what to do. I looked at him for a moment and then said, "Always tell the truth, and soon you will no longer be a lawyer." His countenance darkened, he walked away, and I never heard from him again. Our little discussion reminded me of Jesus when he was speaking to the rich young ruler. I would honestly have to say, that if a minister of the gospel always told the truth, he would lose his job also. That also goes for physicians and politicians.

One can hire a lawyer at great expense and if he can outmaneuver the adversary, it is possible to receive a monetary reward. Honesty and truth are not the prime goal, but, instead, financial reward.

This document is not intended to deride any single man or profession. The intention here is to show that all men, in any profession, who are not governed by the Holy Spirit of God will corrupt themselves and are corrupted. It can be shown that our world is well nigh empty of God's Spirit and ripe for judgment. These few things mentioned are still in the realm of effects. The primary causes are almost unseen.

The Secret Hand Of The Cult

Now it would be good for the reader to consider the primary causes of why things have gone as wrong as they have. Why is it that the world's professions are in the condition that they are in? What has happened to our world?

Daniel the prophet warns of a power which is to arise. "In his place shall arise a contemptible person on whom royal majesty had not been conferred; he shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom through intrigue (deceit and lying). Armies shall be utterly swept away and broken before him, and the prince of the covenant as well. And after an alliance is made with him, he shall act deceitfully and become strong with a small party. Without warning he shall come into the richest parts of the province and do what none of his predecessors had ever done, lavishing plunder, spoil, and wealth on them. He shall devise plans against strongholds. ...He shall have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. ...They shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries. ...And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god. ...In his estate shall he honor the God of forces. ...But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt." Dan. 11.

These are the facts mentioned. (1) A contemptible person shall arise who has not been voted in. (2) He shall have power to sweep armies away and even destroy the prince of the covenant (true religious faith). (3) He shall work with deceit and become powerful with just a few individuals. (4) He is rich and can lavish wealth on whomever he likes. (5) He shall place the abomination that makes everything desolate. (6) He works through flattery. (7) He will use force to get what he wants. (8) He will have power over the treasures of money.

If a mystery is what you like, this is a very elementary one. There is only one power that can fulfill all of these things mentioned. It is the power that now rules over the earth. There is a power which involves a few men. It controls all of the financial powers and secrets of intrigue. The armies of the world and the United Nations are at its command. It works secretly through political parties and financial institutions. It is not voted in, but, instead, actually designs who will be voted in. It can sweep armies away such as in Desert Storm, or Iraqi Freedom. It has had power over the religious faith by providing for laws which make it virtually impossible to speak true righteousness without fear of lawsuit or some other media attack. This power can lavish wealth on whomever it likes. It uses flattery in the form of prizes, awards or grants to reward those who serve it. The force of the state or states is used to subdue its enemies. It controls all the money. It has set up an abomination that has made our nation and world morally and spiritually desolate.

According to Revelation 17, the great whore, which is modern apostate religion, rides on the back of this beast. "Let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be (the coming of Christ), except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed (exposed), the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall be revealed (exposed) the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thes. 2:3-12, ASV).

There is a little book which was printed over 100 years ago which is the expression of this new lawless power. In the following chapter are excerpts from that little book. This little book explains the reasons for how things have come to be as they are. The little book is sickening, but not any more sickening than how our society has fallen for the fables of the "secret hand of the cult," and how this nation and the world have loved to have it so.