Radix Fidem Booklet 4

4. We follow Christ. Jesus Christ as a historical figure was the final revelation of God’s moral character. Everything that departs from His teaching is inherently wrong. No living human — past, present or future — could claim to be Christ’s proxy on this earth. No organization or institution existing today can justly claim to speak for Him. Rather, we insist that we each must follow Him as best we can discern His calling. His founding of the “church” was not for purposes of control, but fellowship. We fellowship with each other to the degree and for the duration of how well we can tolerate each other with a clear conscience.

Jesus asserted and proved that He could have destroyed both the Jewish and Roman governments. A great many were hoping He would do so, and take the reins of ruling directly on earth. But He also quite assertively refused that role, saying that His kingdom was not of this world — the very definition of “otherworldly.” His words and actions were an emphatic closure of the Old Covenant; the miracles attending His death on the Cross were God’s stamp of authority on that closure. Having demonstrated endless patience and mercy, with astonishing miracles poured out on the nation over centuries, God had shown convincing proof that humanity is unable to adhere to His revelation by the flesh. It had always been a matter of changed hearts.

The Torah itself says it’s a matter of the heart. Without a burning, driving conviction within, there is no point in setting boundaries on human behavior. Prior to the Cross, men could take that higher path, but it required a disciplined effort and focus to rise above the self. Fallen human nature proved relentlessly hostile to a culture and national covenant founded on the mystical call to higher faculties of faith and commitment. The history of Israel is one of constant surrender to the Siren Song of compromise with human worldly wisdom, by degrees taking Israel farther and farther from the purity of their divine inheritance. Jesus reversed the order of things, offering by sheer miracle an escape from the bondage of fallen human will. He granted His own Spirit directly, so that humans could then turn and follow the Father’s will and learn how to claim the divine heritage lost in the Fall.

Jesus chose willingly to submit to the injustice of crucifixion. Today we willingly take up our individual crosses and walk in Christ’s path. Redemption is intensely personal; no two of us pass through the exact same sorrows and trials on the way to the Cross, nor in our calling after the Cross. His dominion is invisible to human senses, and is not bound by human reason, and does not mix with human authority. Holiness cannot be defined by outward compliance with anybody else’s sense of calling and the resulting religion. No other human can decide for you what Christ demands. By the same token, none of us can serve Him alone, so a major element in revealing His glory is how we manage to worship and fellowship together.

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Radix Fidem Booklet 3

3. The Spirit Realm is real and beyond comprehension. There is a distinct realm of existence totally alien and separate from ours. It is in every way superior, and our plane of existence is merely a temporary bubble within that greater realm. The human mind is totally unequipped to handle the Spirit Realm, and it is best understood with other faculties.

This is a corollary to the previous point. A proper biblical anthropology rests on a biblical cosmology. Jesus spoke to his audience in parables, because parables are addressed to the heart, and only the heart can fully grasp the higher truth of things beyond this world. The Hebrew Scriptures used figures of speech for the afterlife that were common throughout ANE cultures. Jesus quoted both, from those more ancient images, as well as using figures of speech common to His day. However, it is painfully obvious that His teaching was a direct confrontation of the growing influence of Hellenized rationalism, with its attendant literalism and legalism. He taught in parables as a pointed rejection of trying to reduce God and His truth down to mere cerebral content. The net effect of teaching in parables was to exclude those who refused to rise above mere reason, because true commitment to His Father in Heaven demanded something more than mere intellect.

Thus, Jehovah was no mere national god, but the Creator of all things — this was an audacious claim, unique within the ANE context. The vast expanse of our physical universe is just a small element of Creation. Furthermore, a part of the Curse of the Fall was the confinement of human awareness to time-space constraints. Death was not a part of Creation. We were not made like this, but this is our condition now. It is the human perception that is fallen, along with our fleshly existence, not the rest of Creation. Instead, Creation suffers under the perversion of fallen human perception, and cries out for mankind’s redemption and restoration to full eternal communion with our Creator; that’s what we were made for.

The very nature of the Fall was man’s insistence on enthroning the intellect over the heart. Human intelligence was never meant to rule man’s life. Divine revelation is not addressed to the intellect, but to the moral faculty of the heart. God gave us over to the tyranny of human will, which is the very Curse itself. The intellect is incapable of escaping the Curse of the Fall by its own abilities. Instead, the mind is locked in a struggle to make itself god and to turn this awful state into an imaginary eternal paradise. God says He intends to destroy this world because it is all one big lie. Nothing in the teaching of Christ was meant to make this world a better, but to help us escape this world. He died to reunite us to our lost divine heritage, and that requires subjecting the mind to the heart. It is with the heart that we restore our awareness of Eternity outside the bubble of the Fall.

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Mass Distraction

Just in case you’re wondering: I know there is nothing I can do to stop the Antifas and White heritage groups from killing each other. Just keep in mind that virtually every Klan group or similar organization in the US today is actually run by FBI infiltrators. This is not some bland conspiracy theory; a little research will show you this as fact. The other side is supported and organized by various globalist agencies, to include the CIA.

And I’m not going to mourn the loss of a few statues, when I regard most of them a hideous waste of money in the first place. However, all of them reflect the various passions and political wranglings of their time and place. America is under God’s wrath, so it makes little difference what happens to such things. Kicking out all the nation’s founders because they owned slaves is as evil as owning slaves. Nobody is paying attention to historical context, only the hysterical context.

That said, I maintain my prophetic warning that the right-wingers are going to prevail in the end. The globalists and left were all cued up to take over, but they were wholly focused on the symbolism of the presidency. That’s not where it’s at. Again, if Trump is clawed out of office, it won’t change anything. The real fight is at the street level.

It’s also going to be really ugly in cyber space. The really big powers on the Net are uniformly globalist-leftist. They will fall; it won’t be glorious for anyone. At this point, I can only guess that it has something to do with economics, but that really doesn’t matter. God is forcing His will and we already know that it requires decentralization — the reference for that is the Tower of Babel narrative. The globalists symbolize Nimrod and his evil plans, a direct rejection of revelation. The imperialists are next, but I cannot quite see their fate just yet.

Don’t get lost in the noise. That’s all it is. It’s dangerous in the sense that social unrest is always dangerous, but it isn’t the main event by any means. There are no right answers and all sides are wrong. Don’t buy into anyone’s lies.

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Radix Fidem Booklet 2

2. Fundamentally super-rational, not cerebral. This correlates to the previous point. We reject the notion that reason and intellect are the pinnacle of human capabilities. While we recognize that most people abuse the word “mysticism,” making it mean something useless and irrational, we contend that God will scarcely bother with addressing Himself to human intellect, but calls to us from far higher faculties. Revelation is inherently mystical. We assert that He gave us other forms of “knowing” that are hard-wired into human nature. We reject the Western dismissive attitude about anything not rational. Faith is above reason, not below it.

Inherent in this assumption is a uniquely biblical anthropology; human nature has been revealed from Heaven and needs no refinement or replacement. It’s not a question of facts, but of function. The Bible takes quite seriously that the core of human moral awareness is not in the brain, but in the heart, and presents the heart in terms wholly different from Western culture. In Scripture, the heart is not quasi-emotional, but is the seat of faith, of moral will and the place in the human soul where God speaks. The same heart can be wicked, deeply compromised and misleading, and the mind can simply shut out the superior moral awareness of the heart. But God gave us our brains to organize and implement obedience as a servant of the heart. The intellect is fallen and untrustworthy. This is the terminology of the Bible and clearly how God wants us to envision our human nature.

Faith comes from the heart; the heart can directly perceive God’s divine moral character as a Person. In our minds we meet that faith coming down, bringing to His revelation our experience and thoughts to form religion as a response to His individual calling on our lives. No two of us can possibly have the exact same religion. Truth is not revealed as objective and codified; there is no such thing as propositional truth. That common notion in our Western world arises from a rejection of genuine faith. It is the mind arrogantly usurping the proper dominance of the heart. In the Bible, truth is personal; ultimate truth is God’s Person, His moral character. To imagine truth as objective and concrete is idolatry of man’s intellect. Our God is not a static and concrete idea, but a living Person. We know Him in our hearts, not in our heads.

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Radix Fidem Booklet 1

It’s time; I need to publish the booklet. Since having my readers do the work didn’t work, I’ll ask you to comment. Keep in mind that my purpose is to summarize in a few paragraphs what each of the seven points mean. It’s designed to raise questions, not to settle anything. It’s planting the seed of faith so folks can grow their own religion; it’s meta-religion. Give me some feedback, since I want to reflect something bigger than me.

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Radix Fidem is Latin for “root of faith.” We take the position that religion is a human response to spiritual stirring. Thus, Radix Fidem is not a religion, per se, but an approach to growing a religion in the soil of your own life. The only valid reason for taking religion seriously is because you can’t avoid it; something inside of you demands an answer to a call from something much bigger than the yourself.

Our approach is based on seven fundamental assumptions.

1. Consciously and emphatically non-Western. This means we exclude the fundamental materialism and rationalism that makes man the measure of all things. We go out of our way to understand what distinguishes Western Civilization so that we can discern how it’s mythology has ruined historic Christian religion.

There is good reason for taking such a path. If we profess that our religion arises from divine revelation as recorded in the Bible, then we must ensure we understand what the Bible says. Simply translating the words does no good if we cannot understand the culture that used those words. It’s not enough to know what it says in our context; we have to know what it meant to those people in their context. If that record of revelation means anything, it is abundantly clear that God didn’t just choose the Hebrew people, but built them up from scratch to create a proper context for revealing Himself to the world.

We have a considerable amount of scholarly research into that Hebrew cultural and intellectual context. It is radically different from ours today. If you insist on inserting your cultural and intellectual assumptions back into the text of Scripture, you will come up with a false understanding, a false revelation, and a false god. Indeed, the same level of scholarly research applied to our Post-modern Western society shows just how completely different our assumptions are about reality itself, and that our current assumptions come from outside the Bible. Our culture is frankly pagan, the confluence of Greco-Roman pagan culture and Germanic heathen culture.

And that same scholarship shows how the established Christian religion drifted far, far from its Hebraic approach into something those first followers of Jesus would not recognize. If we truly understands the scholarship, we can see clearly how the succeeding generations of Christian leadership embraced the pagan thoughts and assumptions of the dying Greco-Roman Civilization, and then further embraced the Germanic tribal mythology, twisting the message of Christ into something Jesus would disown. So it was with the Hebrew people before them. Embracing the prevailing Hellenism that came with Alexander’s conquest, they left behind their ancient Hebrew religion until it hardly resembled the religion of Abraham, Moses, and quite obviously of Jesus. Still using the same Scripture, the approach went from mystical and symbolic to legalistic and literal. So it has been with organized Christian religion up to this day.

The Bible is an Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) document, Jesus taught an ANE religion, and His Father was an ANE God. That hasn’t changed; only the common organized religion that claims Him has moved away from that ancient root of faith.

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Mythology of Fear

This won’t take long.

Let’s assume that you, dear Reader, buy into some of my wild mystical blather here. The one thing you are going to run into again and again is the Straw Man attack. Our society fears mysticism, and says that we simply must cling to rationalism. That’s because, without the safety barrier or concrete logic, all those nasty horrible things that we see in TV and movies will break loose.

Once again, it’s the false dichotomy: If we don’t have straight up, hard objective reality, then we will have horrors and nightmares stalking the streets. Stay inside the gray walls of logic, boys and girls, or the zombies will eat your brains!

Of course, that’s all just an extension of the dark and dreary world of Beowulf. It’s the Grimm’s Brothers fairy tales to keep you in your place. It’s the Devil’s way of keeping you from your divine heritage. As long as you can keep all of that in mind, the bogus mythology inherent in Western entertainment cannot seduce you.

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Walking Covenant Tablets

First, the foundation:

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NKJV)

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NKJV)

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20) Amen.

His Word is His revelation, His divine moral character, His glory. To be like Jesus is to be the Word, the character and revelation of God. We seek to absorb His character into ourselves. With the sharp clarity of commitment and calling, we approach everything that presents itself to us, and we discern what is valuable in our mission versus what isn’t our problem.

This discernment business is the hardest part. All of my chatter about a fungible reality, how each of us experiences a different world, is aimed at helping you shake the false mythology of “objective reality.” It’s not that you can simply have what you wish; it ain’t that kind of magic and fantasy. You must struggle to shed all the garbage so that you can see what’s truly in your heart of conviction. You can have the blind deception, or you can have all the things God designed for you, and you for them.

It’s written in your soul. It’s more than mere DNA, though it includes that. It’s something fundamental to your existence, all inclusive and organic. It requires taking into account your current context as well as everything you’re born with and have been through. This “thing” we all seek to discern is uniquely individual with each person. But rather than something you can “know,” it’s something you can decide. It’s not a question of absolute right or wrong, but is relational between God, Creation and you. It’s the next step closer to Jesus Christ.

There’s always one more step, no matter where you are.

Jesus is the answer regardless of the question. We want all of Creation to see Him clearly, and the only way we can show Him is in ourselves. This is in the best interest of all Creation. That humans are fallen and blind means Creation suffers under the perverting influence of sin. It can’t act like it did in the Garden, but it can act better when you and I show up and interact with it according to God’s character. And fallen people can see that — some of them, at least.

We can’t fix the brokenness in the world. We can’t run out and use human means to make everyone see with clarity. It only works if they voluntarily come to it for themselves. You and I are the living portals of truth. Jesus said, “Go into all the world” — there’s no place forbidden us. This is why I pray for more and more infiltrators, not to take over the system, but to show people how to belong to a different realm through the heart of conviction. The worldly system in which we live is just the background against which we breathe life into the image of Christ, shining the light of glory.

Any day now, that crisis will strike and things are gonna get rough. I can be all prayed up for myself, but I can’t do it for you. Honestly, if you don’t see it coming, I can’t paint the picture clear enough. All I can do is challenge what mythology you may have learned so you can cut away the junk and keep what really matters. That’s what those verses quoted above tell you.

Reality has been programmed to meet you at the point of obedience; it recognizes God’s character in you. It is empowered by your desire for holiness. Reality will step up and offer assistance and be your friend. Each moment of time is the entryway to yet another parallel reality waiting just for you. Keep faith; stay true to your divine calling. This is your true nature, the Word of God for you, your part in the eternal mission of revealing Him and shining His glory.

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