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question for consideration:
(and what am i deeply pondering this a.m.?!)

is being anti God being anti human?!

being opposed to God or anti-God is de facto opposition to humanity…

my analysis…seems to (fast and slow) boil/burn down to:
hate
or less/er love
or lack of love
or…
poor-low quality love or misdirected-fake-counterfeit love/fake-misdirected-counterfeit loyalty

(arrogance v humility)

reminds of verse: de jure

If anyone says, “I love God,” and yet is hating his brother, he is a liar.+ For the one who does not love his brother,+ whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.+ 21 And we have this commandment from him, that whoever loves God must also love his brother (1 John 4:20-21)

to be anti God thereby anti Human is anti Logic aka

opposed to god = opposed to human(ity) = opposed to (basic) logic or

opposed to human = anti logic = opposed to God

anti god = anti logic = anti human

anti logic = anti human = anti God

(getting hard nosed now;) and succinctly specific:))

anti-TRUE-God-Yahweh and anti-(Son-Of-True-God)-Christ = Anti Human = Anti logical (i.e. accurate knowledge/applied wisdom/truth)/ = Anti emotional (i.e. agape-superlative love)/ = Anti justice (i.e. fairness/righteousness)/= Anti power (i.e. sovereignty)

de jure and de facto (occur) simultaneous(ly)

(it’s a circuit loop)
e.g., house construction

reading:

The one who constructed all things is God.​—Heb. 3:4.

Worldly thinking ignores or belittles Jehovah’s guidelines, and its influence could gradually weaken our faith. Today, we all are exposed to worldly thinking. It is promoted on television, on the Internet, at work, or at school. In many countries, it is not unusual to hear people say that they do not believe in God; they consider themselves to be nonreligious. They may not have examined the question of God’s existence carefully, but they are drawn to the idea of being free to do as they please. (Ps. 10:4) Others may feel worldly-wise when they say, “I can have high principles without believing in God.” Is the claim of unbelievers that there is no Creator based on logical reasoning? When looking to science to determine whether life was created, a person can easily get lost in a fog of information. But in reality, the answer is simple. If a building needs someone to construct it, how much more so do living things!

{Yep, i am a learner, obviously, eh?…reminder: but am nobody’s sucker!

(aka ain’t accepting/believing/buying: pseudoscience, pseudo-religio-spiritual-fake-food, pseudo-knowledge/pseudo-education!)}

4/11/19 @ 12:44 p.m.

reference reading excerpted:

[Reject Worldly Thinking! w November 2017]

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hungry?

Joan Winifred spiritual food True v. False Religion trust Truth

Nope!
no spiritual famine in “real” religion.

Pure worship will be fully restored on this Earth.

The book of Ezekiel teaches us that pure worship does not involve performing mere formal rituals. It requires that we (1) offer Jehovah exclusive devotion, (2) remain united in clean worship, and (3) demonstrate love for others. [excerpted: “Worship God” Pure Worship of Jehovah–Restored At Last! Chapter 22]

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3/11/19 @ 4:04 p.m.

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Defying Defiling Human Traditions

Joan Winifred spiritual food Transformations True v. False Religion

Nope, i am NOT into flawed-human traditions and false-ritualistic religions.

Some reading for consideration…(my highlights)

MATTHEW 15:1-20 MARK 7:1-23 JOHN 7:1

Pharisees and scribes come to him from Jerusalem. Why do they make this trip? They are looking for grounds on which to accuse Jesus of a religious offense. They ask: “Why do your disciples overstep the tradition of the men of former times? For example, they do not wash their hands when about to eat a meal.” (Matthew 15:2) God never told his people to observe this ritual of ‘washing their hands up to the elbow.’ (Mark 7:3) Yet the Pharisees consider not doing so to be a serious offense.

Rather than answer their accusation directly, Jesus points to how they willfully break God’s Law. “Why do you overstep the commandment of God because of your tradition?” he asks them. “For example, God said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Let the one who speaks abusively of his father or mother be put to death.’ But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother: “Whatever I have that could benefit you is a gift dedicated to God,” he need not honor his father at all.’”​—Matthew 15:3-6; Exodus 20:12; 21:17.

The Pharisees claim that money, property, or anything dedicated as a gift to God belongs to the temple, so it cannot be used for a different purpose. In reality, though, the person is still in possession of the dedicated gift. For example, a son might say that his money or property is “corban,” a gift dedicated to God or to the temple, as if the temple now has prior claim to the gift. The money or property is still the son’s to use, yet he claims that it cannot be used to help his aged and needy parents. He thereby evades his responsibility toward them.​—Mark 7:11.

Jesus is rightly indignant at this twisting of God’s Law and says: “You have made the word of God invalid because of your tradition. You hypocrites, Isaiah aptly prophesied about you when he said: ‘This people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.’” The Pharisees have no response to Jesus’ strong criticism. So he calls the crowd to come near. “Listen and get the sense of it,” he says. “It is not what enters into a man’s mouth that defiles him, but it is what comes out of his mouth that defiles him.”​—Matthew 15:6-11; Isaiah 29:13.

Careful about what comes out of my mouth;)

Later when in a house, the disciples ask Jesus: “Do you know that the Pharisees were stumbled at hearing what you said?” He replies: “Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. Let them be. Blind guides is what they are. If, then, a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”​—Matthew 15:12-14.

Jesus seems surprised when, on behalf of the disciples, Peter asks for clarification about what defiles a man. Jesus responds: “Are you not aware that whatever enters into the mouth passes through the stomach and is discharged into the sewer? However, whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and those things defile a man. For example, out of the heart come wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. These are the things that defile a man; but to take a meal with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”​—Matthew 15:17-20.

Jesus is not discouraging normal hygiene, nor is he arguing that a person need not wash his hands before preparing food or eating a meal. Rather, he is condemning the hypocrisy of religious leaders who try to bypass God’s righteous laws by resorting to human traditions. The fact is, wicked deeds originating in the heart are what defile a man.

[excerpted reading: What Really Defiles a Person? 

Question for Reflection:
Good-Healthy Heart–Good-Healthy Words?! 🙂

2/26/19 @ 3:47 p.m.

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False Christians

Joan Winifred True v. False Religion trust Truth

People make all kinds of claims. We claim this. We claim that.

But do we “actually” walk the walk, toe the line?! For example, some claim to be so-called “Christian” but are they truly a f-o-o-t-s-t-e-p follower of Christ?!

Do they “actually” live like Christ?

When a person identifies, say as “Christian,” whether they fully realize it or not…they “represent” to Others (Fellow Christians and Nons) an embodied example of a “way of life”—a life-style, a value system…whether they “accurately” live up to Christ’s teachings, pattern of being or not.

It’s obvious, to me anyway, that hypocrisy abounds among us imperfect Humans (Christian or not).

To entirely condemn Christianity on the basis of bad examples of FALSE Christians aka those who blatantly break the law of the Christ (which is the law of Agape-Love) and who commit crimes against humanity and under the guise of so-called “Christianity” is short-sighted and unfair! possibly prejudicial assessing?

A distinction, in my POV, has to be made between true and false. “True” religion and false religion is not the same religion! DUH!

Patterns throughout the centuries attest: There are fake/false Christians and there are Real/True Christians!

(Usually, it seems to me (from my studies/research), that the fake ones do much of the killing and the Real Christians do much of the dieing!)

Jesus said:

“By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.” John 13:35

excerpted reading:

“I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.”​—JOHN 13:34, 35.

What It Means: Christ told his followers to love one another the way that he loved them. How did Jesus love them? His love transcended the national and gender bias prevalent in his day. (John 4:7-10) Love moved Jesus to sacrifice his time, energy, and personal comfort in order to help others. (Mark 6:30-34) Finally, Christ showed love in the greatest way possible. “I am the fine shepherd,” he said. “The fine shepherd surrenders his soul in behalf of the sheep.”​—John 10:11.

How Early Christians Measured Up: In the first century, Christians called each other “brother” or “sister.” (Philemon 1, 2) People of all nations were welcomed into the Christian congregation, for they believed that “there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for there is the same Lord over all.” (Romans 10:11, 12) After Pentecost 33 C.E., the disciples in Jerusalem “went selling their possessions and properties and distributing the proceeds to all, just as anyone would have the need.” For what purpose? So that those newly baptized could remain in Jerusalem and continue “devoting themselves to the teaching of the apostles.” (Acts 2:41-45) What motivated such actions? Less than 200 years after the death of the apostles, Tertullian quoted what others said of Christians: “How they love one another . . . and how they are ready even to die for one another.”

[“Have Love Among Yourselves” w March 2012]

2/22/19 @ 8:54 a.m.

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