Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild
Through the MIRACLE of today's technology, I am able to present a reader's
comment to this rather controversial meditation even BEFORE most of you have
From D in Hawaii: Hooray once again you've said it so well! I for one, enjoy your outrage. It shows the passion you have which is lacking in most other "churches". Once again I will say, Matthew 23 is
one of my all time favorites simply because it shows the strength Jesus possesses, and His authority is
unchallengeable, and He is so fearless in the face of the big wigs of that day.
And mostly because it shows us to be courageous and not timid or weak kneed, even in the face of our enemies. He was the ultimate rebel of this satanic world order (I mean He
rebelled against it, duh). Thank you , thank you thank you. I am so grateful for you and the way you so entertainingly defend the great and Holy NAME of YHWH. I'm so glad for the
guidance that brought me to this site.
I love my congregation. True, in a certain human sense I wish we we
greater in number, but I love my fellow faithful.
As was expected, yesterday's Picture of God drew
its fair share of response, centering around 2 main ideas: 1) that I lose my
"effectiveness" thru such outrage, and 2) it puts people off when
religions criticize others.
Here is a lovely, well written example. I
AM NOT including this to ridicule or make fun of the lovely person who wrote it....It's
simply the most articulate letter I got on the subject. (Plus she says a
lot of nice things about me(!))
Tue, 9 Jan 2001 16:19:38 EST
And how can you be sure we're not the mind of YHWH, when we say words to the effect of "don't get so mad"?. All I'm trying to say is it reduces your
strength, your effectiveness. Anger is good, many have finally taken the action that
needs to be taken when they have anger. You wrote all those marvelous documents
teaching us all about God's name, and what YHWH has in store for us when we learn God consciousness. Your anger at the wrongful teaching we've
experienced , and the love of YHWH to move you do the countless hours, weeks, months and years of work to right a wrong is more than admirable
it is truly God's work. But wrath, even when you call it righteous anger,
closes too many eyes and too many doors. Any time any church tells it's members the
other religions are wrong, (And probably all "religions" are wrong "here and there")
this is disrespectful of what is held dear to millions. They react to angry
tone not with curiosity, but with contempt. This is not to say that if you just
show love, that you will not be the target of hate. There are plenty of examples
of that both in the bible (Jesus) and history. Turn the other cheek doesn't have to
mean you allow a crime to be committed, but you cannot always control another
Some comments of my own:
- I disparaged no one's "religion", only the evil of those
entrusted with translating the Bible and deciding to slap YHWH in the face
by not even printing His Name.
- Millions upon Millions of good, honest, seeking Christians AND Jews HAVE
died and WILL die, well-intended people, without ever even knowing God's
- Where is the anger, the complete OUTRAGE that such a thing can
- The "Holy" Bibles people keep in their homes are full of lies
and distortions, all intended to KEEP YOU AWAY FROM ONE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS
GIFTS YHWH HAS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!....People's entire souls and future's are
involved, and the Church, entrusted with taking care of those precious
souls, has committed crimes unmentionable.
- I am BEYOND OUTRAGE that the misuse YHWH's Name has been subjected to has
not caused TOTAL OUTRAGE LIKE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN.
- Maybe the problem is that I am one of the tiniest few who
understands...It's just an ancient, meaningless, unpronounceable bunch of
stupid Hebrew letters, right? What's the big deal? Who
cares? What are you bringing to the potluck this Wednesday?
- Once you see....once you taste...once you begin to know....you
- Let me ask the community a question.......
- If YHWH had a bank account, a real, actual, earthly bank account, for
each and every person on the earth,
- and all you had to do was go to the bank, give them the account
- and you are handed $1,000,000,000.00 (one BILLION dollars, that's a
thousand million), IN CASH,
- and the account number for each and every single person was given by
- to be protected (under penalty of punishment),
- and ordered to be printed on (almost) EVERY PAGE of EVERY BIBLE,
- so that no one could mistake it and it could never get lost, and
EVERYONE would have access to ALL THE RICHES THEY WOULD EVER NEED,
- and the Church deliberately removed that account # from every
single Bible printed,
- so no one could get their inheritance, keeping everyone poor,
- Would you feel angry? Mad? OUTRAGED?
- Frankly, Scarlet, Would you give a damn?
Dear reader, in all probability you have NO CONCEPT that the name YHWH is
worth more than all those hypothetical bank accounts combined.
But I do.
As to righteous anger, I will not address the question. I will let my
brother Jesus speak to the issue.
The Holy Bible, New International Version
Matthew 23:13"Woe to you, teachers of
the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut
the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will
let those enter who are trying to.
15"Woe to you, teachers of the law and
Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel
over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make
him twice as much a son of hell as you are.
16"Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If
anyone swears by the temple, it
means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by
oath.’ 17You blind fools!
Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the
gold sacred? 18You also say, ‘If
anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but
if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.’ 19You
Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20Therefore,
who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21And
swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. 22And
swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.
23"Woe to you, teachers of the law
and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a
tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more
important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should
practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24You
blind guides! You strain
out a gnat but swallow a camel.
25"Woe to you, teachers of the law and
Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean
the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-
indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First
clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then
the outside also will be clean.
27"Woe to you, teachers of the law and
Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are
like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the
full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. 28In
the same way, on the
outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of
hypocrisy and wickedness.
29"Woe to you, teachers of the law and
Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build
tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30And
‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken
them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’31
So you testify against yourselves
that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32Fill
the measure of the sin of your forefathers!
33"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How
will you escape being condemned
to hell? 34Therefore I am sending
you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some
of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and
pursue from town to town. 35And so
upon you will come all the righteous blood
that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of
Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the
altar. 36I tell you the truth, all
this will come upon this generation.
37"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill
the prophets and stone those sent to
you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen
her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. 38Look,
your house is left
to you desolate. 39For I tell you,
you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed
is he who comes in the name of YHWH.’"
Hmmmmmmmm.....Sounds like he needs some anger
management therapy.....maybe a support group or 12-Step program?
The only thing necessary for evil to win is for good
people to do nothing.
Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange finishes with
the lead character brutally beating and raping a woman, while the beautiful
people stand around in their finery, watching, applauding and laughing.
How prophetic he was.
Simply stated, The Name MATTERS. And this is NOT just "any"
Name....ALL power & religious
revelation can be gained through it...
YHWH Himself (not that anyone cares) states quite clearly in Exodus 3:15, "This
is my Name forever, the Name by which I am to be remembered from generation
I am one of the few humans of the earth today (I know
there are others) who even cares. Where, dear community, is THE
OUTRAGE? If we throw the Name out, why not the part about murder, or
adultery, or stealing.......
I see your point.
Sorry I bothered you.