Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sigh ... Right on Linguistics, Wrong on [All] Some Things Else


Sorry for first overstating the faults. Some things are correct.

The great cycles of time during which evil forces have dominated humanity, ruled the Earth, and separated Humanity from God are coming to an end [as prophesied by Daniel],

and the Sovereign Authority (Malkuth) of God's wisdom, compassion, justice and spiritual truth are now becoming manifest on earth [through spiritual rebirth of a New Humanity Bar-Enash] to help all souls reclaim their divine heritage and reunite Heaven with Earth.

Submit to Heaven's Way, and keep faith with God's prophetic proclamation.

What does the Historical Gospel of Yeshua mean for us in this age?

Democratic government based on common welfare will eventually end the ancient forms of tyranny.

All humanity is growing, soul by soul, into the archetype of a new and spiritual humanity.

Humanity is appointed to act as God's right hand for governing the affairs of mankind and both sustaining and improving the Divine Garden of the natural universe.


Source Lewis Keizer on "Pre-Christian Basor of Jesus part B"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ASPIAUie1M


This for: The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel.

Here is the context in Mark ch. 1:

[11] And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. [12] And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert. [13] And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan; and he was with beasts, and the angels ministered to him. [14] And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, [15] And saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.

First of all this happened around the marriage at Cana. Which is the date setter for a complex feast meaning Baptism of Christ, Birth of Christ, Adoration of the Magi and Marriage at Cana, known as Epiphany. January 6.

Angels had ministered a few days earlier - verse 13 - (i e around December 25) to a man who was around 30 years old.

So, the passage is a reminder that Christmas is a true Christian feast.

Remember, however, that this happened 2000 years ago. To some of us this is a daunting distance in time. It did not happen when Obama was President and Cameron Prime Minister, it did not happen when Hollande replaced Sarkozy. And Jesus did not say that the time would be accomplished 2000 years later, but that it was accomplished THEN.

"The great cycles of time during which evil forces have dominated humanity, ruled the Earth, and separated Humanity from God are coming to an end [as prophesied by Daniel],"

OK, Apollo Delphicus (in reality a demon from Hell) was pretty daunting to Oedipus and Orestes. He and his sister Diana were pretty non-daunting to St Paul. Slavery as a social phenomenon was pretty daunting to Vercingetorix when he arrived in Rome as a slave, and crucifixion was pretty daunting to Spartacus. St Nino was not daunted by slavery, but used it to convert her masters. St Peter was not - after a conversion in Via Appia - daunted by Crucifixion, he only asked to be treated as a court jester before his crucified - and resurrected - king. I e he asked for crucifixion upside down. The time was accomplished back then. It did not wait to get accomplished until now.

"and the Sovereign Authority (Malkuth) of God's wisdom, compassion, justice and spiritual truth are now becoming manifest on earth [through spiritual rebirth of a New Humanity Bar-Enash] to help all souls reclaim their divine heritage and reunite Heaven with Earth."

Guess what? Regnum in Latin means Sovereign Authority way more than it means a region in which such a one is exercised. Just as Imperium means Sovereign Military Command rather than the area within the Limes. And to the mind of the Church this is true of itself, because that Church is precisely the visible kingdom of God. But not as in having visible geographic frontiers, rather it is Catholic - i e kath' hólen gên. All over earth.

The rest is quite true too. A baptised child is a new humanity as compared with a non-baptised child. And the Eucharist does unite Heaven with Earth. And through Baptism, Eucharist and the other five of the Seven Sacraments we do, insofar as we use them properly, reclaim the heritage of eternal life in Heaven.

But it does not mean that all humanity without exception of any soul is growing into a new hallowed humanity. And if you care to call the Catholic Church "democratic government" because St Peter was a fisherman and St Pius X the son of a cobbler, ok, but that is still something other than Parliamentarian Democracy. And Prayers, Fasts and Sacraments are something other than Social Workers or Psychiatrists or Unemployment Welfare with more or less compulsory redirection to other lines of work than the original talents of the concerned. Or to other places than where he was living, unless he can show he has already ties like family there.

"Submit to Heaven's Way, and keep faith with God's prophetic proclamation."

Not quite bad either. Repentance in Catholic Theology does not necessarily mean feeling sad about what one has done, but it does mean submitting out of love to the Heavenly Father to his commandments. But Heavens' Way is what we learn from the Double Commandment of Charity, from the Ten Commandments, from the Beatitudes. Not from a Lewis Keizer who thinks Greek Translations are rubbish or at best misleading. And keeping faith with a prophetic proclamation involves believing its contents. Like keeping faith with the Fatima Apparition involves believing a Christian should fast rather on Wednesdays and Fridays than on other weekdays. So, we have the Creed as well. And insofar as believing and loving are united by hope, we have the Our Father.

Summing this up, Mr. Keizer got the linguistics or philology strikingly right, but the content awry. (By the way, I do not think the word divides or is pronounced as awr-y, as Monty Collier pronounced it, but as a-wry, with a- = Anglo-Saxon ge- and wry being the adjective adverbialised by adding a- - like a-going or a-float: hoar-y is quite another word).

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Mouffetard/Paris
Day after Our Lady of Carmel
17-VII-2012

1 comment:

Hans-Georg Lundahl said...

Sorry I said he was good on the philology part.

I mean, he uses Odes of Solomon - not a Canonic book - and Gospel of Thomas - a clearly condemned and heretical book - to determine what Jesus meant, as I found out while debating about another of his videos. He also accepts "Q-Quelle" - i e passages in Gospels that some modern scholars regard as coming from an older source, as if Gospels themselves were too late to be reliable!

And - on same one - he stated that every sin automatically leads to negative Karma which only the victim could avert by forgiving. That is rot.

1) Some sins are not against the neighbour but against God or against oneself as a creature of God.

2) God is perfectly free to forgive, even without waiting for the victim's permission.

3) Christ and the Pharisees both knew that, since he forgave the lame his sins and the Pharisees were shocked and said "who but God can forgive sins?"