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Thinking Aloud?

Wednesday 12th August, 2015
As you may notice, it was 5 years ago that I added the last comment on this page. We must remember that things are revealed to us, as and when the Lord sees fit. Never has this point been made clearer to me than in matters concerning my discovery over the last few days that the Holy Ark of the Covenant has been found! I have been enthralled to read about the adventures of Mr Ron Wyatt, which led to the discovery of the lost Ark. This surely must go down as the most important archaeological find since the discovery of the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamun. In fact, it may be THE most important to many believers, depending on whether it all ends well. I understand that the opportunity to go and see the Ark, and see the video of Mr Wyatt taking the tablets of the Covenant out of the Ark depends on the timing being holy and perfect. The Lord God has revealed through the Holy Spirit that He is waitng for a law to be passed concerning 'the mark of the beast'. The Israeli authorities are worried that the discovery may spark unrest and that lives will be lost if the timing is not perfect.

One of the big surprises concerning its discovery is the suggestion that the blood of our Lord Jesus was found on the Ark. Apparently, it had dripped down through a crack created by the crucifixion earthquake, from the cross above onto the Ark (which had been buried about 600 years previously directly under the place where He was crucified). Of course, Mr Ron Wyatt has had this blood analysed. It was mixed with a liquid for 72 hours before analysis was attempted. The Israeli laboratory staff were amazed to find that the white blood cells miraculously came back to life, and that there were only 24 chromosomes in the cells as opposed to the normal 46 in humans! Professor Eugene Dunkley, an American geneticist has stated that this is completely in accord with the concept of a virgin birth. 23 X chromosomes are thought to have come from Mary, and one Y chromosome from His Father God!

This finding from the blood would appear to contradict my idea that Jesus was the son of Mary's lover - a Roman soldier. If the analyses are correct, and the blood samples are miraculously alive, then it remains a mystery to me as to why His name is Jesus and not Joseph, or something Jewish. Further to this problem, I reread recently:

Saint Matthew 1:22 'All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet:
''The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel,'' which means, 'God with us.'
Why then did they give Him the name Jesus?

Thursday 12th August, 2010
I think I ought to use this page to inform you, the readers, that I have discovered something that might be considered the answer to my prayers for a Third Testament. To my amazement, there is a book originating from the United States of America called 'The Urantia Book'. It is an awesome collection of writings about all things spiritual which was begun in 1955, I believe, which happens to be the year I was born. It purports to reveal the mysteries of God, the Universe, Jesus and ourselves. You can download MP3s and listen at your leisure to all the famous Biblical stories lovingly explained in perfect English. If you have any thoughts don't hesitate to contact me.

Saturday 8th March 2003
Jealousy is often bandied about as a sin but The Bible states that God called Himself a jealous God:

Exodus 20:5
...'for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God,'...(NIV)

and as we are made:

Genesis 1:27
...'in the image of God'...(NIV)

we too can be jealous and I don't see how it can be a sin to be just like the Father. This ties in with my observations reported elsewhere on this page that there is no such thing as sin if the Lord is omnipotent. God was being very clever at Mount Sinai when the commandments were given/received and it seems to me that he was trying to interest the Gentiles and heathen in His commandments in such a way as to convert them at a later date. He goes on to say that He is responsible for:

Exodus 20:5
...'punishing the children for the sin of the fathers'...(NIV)

but if you accept God's omnipotence then this obsevation is null and void and must have been stated as food for thought for the unconverted and unenlightened. In other words fathers cannot actually sin either and God therefore doesn't punish children as you might have first imagined. It must be the devil doing the punishing!!

Tuesday 4th March 2003
Christening, confirmation and conversion. Are these three events about one and the same thing? Not necessarily.

Sunday 4th August 2002
Why are we here? This question is an old favourite of humankind which I remember from school and one which came up again the other day on the highly commendable Discovery Channel on television. I wasn't too keen on this nutmeg at school because I hadn't read the Bible and was too busy studying to apply my mind to it for long. Nowadays things are different and I think I am in a position to answer.

The human race was created by God in His infinite wisdom from dust...

Genesis 2:7
'the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground...'(NIV)

This ground was either:-

  1. flooded during a transgression of the sea and subsequent submarine volcanic activity provided the energy for atoms of the appropriate organic? material to recombine into bigger and bigger molecules until they were complex enough to pass the test, so to speak, to be called alive as we define it today:

    or:

  2. there was a lightning strike one day which supplied the energy for primitive atoms to recombine subaerially into molecules in a similar way to the above.

It doesn't really matter which way - the important thing is life began on Earth and the rules of chemistry as laid down by the good Lord control the way atoms combine and recombine and therefore how evolution progresses.

A few million years ago primitive hominids began to wear clothes probably as a way to combat cold. It was the ability to put up with the weight of early clothing which allowed hominids to evolve separately from the chimpanzees and monkeys who got left behind, so to speak, in the effort to colonize the more northern and southern areas on the Earth. Simple demand for food and warmth was the driving force enabling hominids to colonize the planet! If primitive hominids could combat the cold of the planet Earth using clothes then surely more advanced hominids, i.e. Homo sapiens, with the benefit of the religion of the Lord and a space suit, could combat the cold of space!

So, the next time anyone asks you why we are here you know what to answer. Simply, to colonize Mars and beyond as a result of God devising the Laws of the Universe. Surely there must be other life forms on other planets at varying stages of evolution striving to do the same thing as a result of these same laws working on other chemicals in other solar systems.

Friday 15th February 2002
I have been thinking about the question of authority, obedience and my request for a third Testament to help modern society in their religious endeavours. I wonder if the early Jews had dictionaries as we have today. Luckily for us they are now commonly available in many different forms and serve their purpose well. It suddenly occurred to me that if you keep to the strict definition of words in your thinking, speaking and writing then some troubles of ours may disappear.

A case in point is the question that we are in some way naughty and disobedient. But if you consider that God BY DEFINITION is THE authority and BY DEFINITION ALL authority gets served then God must get His way ALL the time and we cannot therefore be 'miserable sinners'. This is the reason the definition and concept of God as an omnipotent authority was invented in the first place by mankind.

Saturday 9th December 2000
This is a true story.

There was a show at The Pool in the Park today, where I usually swim, called 'Aquamass Out of the Deep' which was basically Psalm 130 - De Profundis performed in and around the water! The flyer states

'world premiere of a unique work'.
Participating were singers, dancers, musicians and frogmen, with amongst other instruments, steel pans and percussion.
It was a collaboration between composer Robert Jacob, people from Bishop David Brown School, Woking Leisure Centre and others.
The project is part of the Regional Arts Boards 'Year of the Artist' Scheme with the assistance of South-East Arts, Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council.
The flyer shows a boy playing the piccolo underwater in trunks and a trumpet player in evening dress! Needless to say I could n't get tickets!

Exodus 4:11
'The Lord said to him, 'Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I the Lord?' (NIV).

Proverbs 19:21
'Many are the plans of a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' (NIV).

Jeremiah 3:17
....'and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honour the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.' (NIV).


Toxin Blues is a song about the build up of evil spirits due to lack of love and how they can be overcome. I use this reference to great effect when the blues set in and war seems to escalate. Nowadays I just read it again put on a Mariah CD and peace seems to prevail.

Could I be right in thinking evil spirits are carbonic acid, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oestrogen (or testosterone in women) or similar, accumulating in the body? What chance did the early Jews have of explaining their feelings without the benefit of modern biochemical knowledge?

We should be grateful that the Holy Spirit allowed us to do the research into the way our bodies work.

After the Resurrection

30th November 2000
So if the gospels in the Bible record what people thought as opposed to the fundamental truth then it's possible that Saint Matthew's and Saint Luke's gospels were wrong in recording Mary to be a virgin when she conceived the Messiah but she was indeed made pregnant the normal way by her Roman lover.

15th November 2000
Perhaps you might like to consider this:

Saint Luke 3:23
'Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph,......' (NIV)

(my italics)

If what I state below is true that David isn't Christ's father then this quotation may be additional evidence. It was thought that Jesus was the son of Joseph but He actually wasn't.

16th October 2000
Maybe you would like to consider this quotation from The Bible:

Saint Matthew 22:41-45
'While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 'What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is He?'

'The son of David,' they replied.

He said to them, 'How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says,

'The Lord said to my Lord:
'Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your feet.'
If then David calls him 'Lord', how can He be his son?' No-one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no-one dared to ask Him any more questions.' (NIV)

This passage obviously brings into question, as Jesus himself wished, His lineage. David wasn't Christ's father because He was born of the Holy Spirit. Born of the Holy Spirit in the way God wished the Holy Spirit to manifest itself. In other words, Jesus' father may have been a lover of Mary's. I suggest a Roman soldier - the love between them was the manifestation of the Holy Spirit that produced the child. A love-child called Jesus after his Roman soldier father.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I have been considering one of the main drawbacks to Christianity, as far as I'm concerned, and that is the death of Jesus the person, on the cross. What a sad ending to His life it was: what an end to a fascinating story!

So I decided the way to being a good Christian was to extend the life of Jesus as much as I could to keep the story going so to speak. That way I could become like a gospel writer myself, and so give Him life after death just as He prophesied would happen! So here goes, a few verses at a time to give you something to think about on how to extend the life of Jesus and help him to live after his crucifixion.

Philemon :1
'Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,

To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,.....' (NIV)

To me 'prisoner' seems a strange word to use and it got me to thinking. Maybe the gospel writer was trying to tell us that Christ was now more physically powerful than a normal person; in other words Jesus was now the captor, the soldier, the centurion. Now Jesus was on the other 'side'. Instead of being the victim of the nail and spear, God through his mighty hand had put His son in the Roman army! If you can't beat them, join them! Centurion Jesus at your service Governor Pilate sir. He did n't even need to change His name. Jesus, seems Roman to me. Maybe.


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