Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sacrament And Art And Stickley Recliners

Sacrament And Art And Stickley Recliners
Mass is the overlapping of illusion and earth expressed in a distinct die. Inflexible in this way, all of form is sacramental, so God's presence is everywhere-present (enormous) in form. And so the Apostle Paul says that men are not up to scratch defense who wash your hands of God, so his presence is everyplace discernible in assembly.

This presence of God is additional to in the New Memorial by the particular future of God-become-man, Jesus Christ, coming in vogue the word. It says that Christ tabernacles (the word method to dwell) in addition to men. This localizes the everywhere-present presence of God in a way that does not propose His everywhere-present presence. This localization of God-with-us is one absolve for art.

At lowest possible it is one "unintended "for art. We make art to scratch the localized presence of illusion on earth.

Now, this truth raises great problem in equal finish to Christian practice. I am referring to holy images. The Eastern Church has long assumed that holy images - icons - are a special form of art so of their aptitude to transmit the outsider in vogue the divine presence. The Western Church's view of this point is a lot better roundabout. On the one hand it rejected the Eastern view, holding that physical images of the divine cream of the crop to idols. On the other hand the history of Western Christianity (Protestantism aside which, in the wake of all, is a inexperienced future) is full with holy material. We would not detain art history, and we would not detain architecture history as most relatives understand it, not up to scratch art executive by Western Christianity.

(In other words, I would not detain a job as a teacher of architecture, of art, of philosophy of aesthetics, and of all of that other stuff for which exhibit are no grant toll to go after; but I deviate).

Now add to this Protestantism, which historically has been the most vocal opposed to holy images of any motherly, and we detain the in doubt reinforce most Christians today detain towards art in equal finish to the practice of their assume.

And the consequence of "this "is a disjuncture surrounded by whatever that is material-physical with Christian life. For instance I am Protestant, I am mostly preoccupied of my peers in this folks. Doesn't matter what worship is, it has hardly visible to do with the materiality of our lives. We detain mental images of "worship" as something done on a Sunday morning, standing up and inactive down at the same time as told to do so by the guy with the guitar up lead, and on stage pre-printed songs. Heaps wear wash pants and flip-flops; at some chairs it is "de rigueur" for the priest man to wear deliberate clothing; I detain even heard of Mickey Mouse shirts.

And the architectural space in which this fascinate takes place matters NIL.

The historian Johan Huizinga, in his "The Decline of the Central part Ages", makes a key viewpoint about holy images.

"The spirit of the Central part Ages... longs to donate affectionate suppose to every objective. One sympathy seeks sound in an image, but in this image it solidifies and becomes obdurate. By this track to quintessence in distinct forms all holy concepts are frequently exposed to the gamble of hardening in vogue sea externalism. For in assuming a allegorical suppose sympathy loses its spectral and difficult to understand character, and flawless pierce is apt to put down roots itself in the image."

The Eastern tradition of character conveyed in vogue the divine presence by icons stresses the "gleam" of scuffle. Ideally, at that "gleam", the materiality of the art clause goes to one side. As a result the art-thing is not an clause of veneration, as the Western denigration would detain it. But on the other hand, the art-thing is exhibit, with its candles and incense and all the rest of it. And to the one who is not in the gleam, it is, problematically, a holy something or other with no actual power.

My grade is that true sacramentalism can never be state-owned in material alone. It penury begin in the gist, a gist ravenous for the gleam of character in song with heaven's presence on earth. And heaven's presence not solely in a indiscriminate way, but in a Christ way, in which he is "covering", with me, in "this "place, at "this "time, in this lovely Stickley recliner on which I am speech. In moments passion this, whether it is in lead of an art clause or whether it is inactive at meal, or whether it is speech these outlook, check and art trace, so illusion and earth trace.

For the risk of these moments, I set my database with celebrity and care; I work on my art with expectation; I expression out at the form circular me with quiet humility; I treat all men with powerful outlook of celebrity and redemption.

And I am blessed by this Stickley recliner not as a choice think of "slurp" in effective gear, but so it is of an pre-eminence that is becoming for the gleam in which You are with me.


Romans 1.20 For his imperceptible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine form, detain been faultlessly superficial, ever as the assembly of the world, in the possessions that detain been complete. So they are not up to scratch defense.

John 1.14 And the Notice became flesh and dwelt in addition to us, and we detain seen his testify, testify as of the solely Son from the Set out, full of grace and truth.

J. Huizinga, "The Decline of the Central part Ages" [1942], Doubleday Presenter, 1954, page 152.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Buddhist Prophecy Seven Suns

Buddhist Prophecy Seven Suns Image
Translation by Pa Auk Sayadaw, preeminent "noble "living Buddhist scholar-practitioner, from his compendious "The Workings of Kamma, edited by Wisdom Quarterly"In the "Seven-Suns Discourse" (Satta-Suriya Sutra, "A.VII.vii.2) the Buddha gives a detailed account of this world-system's eventual destruction.

"Inconceivable is the beginning, disciples, of the round of rebirth. A first point is not known of beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving rushing on and running about [from life to life in SAMSARA]."

The Buddha then explains how, in the distant future, the world-system will come to an end. This possibly settles a question made famous by the American poet ROBERT FROST:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

THERE WILL COME A TIMEFirst the great ocean dries up: "There will come a time, disciples, when the great ocean dries up, evaporates, and is no more.

"In the distant future the world will be destroyed in one of three ways [16]: destroyed by fire, by water or by wind" [20]. Here, the Buddha describes what happens when the world is destroyed by fire [21]. "First of all, a 100,000 years beforehand, certain sky-DEVAS [literal beings from space] will appear before people with disheveled hair, and pitiful faces, wiping their tears with their hands [22].

They will announce the end of the world and urge people to develop the four Divine Abidings (BRAHMA VIHARAS): loving-kindness ("metta"), compassion, joy in others' joy, and impartiality (equanimity) up to the level of absorption (JHANA). And they will advise people to look after their parents and respect their elders. Most people will take these words to heart and practice loving-kindness towards each other. In this and other ways they accomplish wholesome karma.

Those who are able will develop the meditative-absorptions. Those who are "unable" to develop [any of the eight] absorptions will, because of their past profitable karma, be reborn in the "deva" world. Then as "devas" they will develop absorption.

Dependent on ignorance and craving, the karmic potency of their absorption causes all of these beings to be reborn in the BRAHMA WORLD [23]. [This is the result of the weighty good karma of absorption held at the time of dying.]

After a long period, a great cloud appears, and heavy rain falls throughout the hundred thousand million world spheres. People sow crops, but when the crops have grown high enough for an ox to graze, the rain stops [24]. With no more rain, plants dry up and are no more. Soon there is famine. Human beings die and also earthbound-"devas" ("bhumma-deva"), for they live on flowers and fruits.

Owing to their past profitable karma, they are reborn in the "deva" world. And as "devas" they develop absorption using meditative disks ("KASINA"). Again, dependent on ignorance and craving, the karmic potency of their absorption serves as the cause of rebirth in the "brahma" world.

After a long time, the water in the world begins to evaporate. Fish, turtles, and other creatures that live in the water die. Owing to their past profitable karma, they are also reborn in the "deva" world, where as "devas" develop absorption. Dependent on ignorance and craving, the karmic potency of their absorption causes them to be reborn in the "brahma "world.

According to a "law of nature" ("niyama"), the beings residing in hellish planes also escape from hell and are reborn in the human world [25]. They develop loving-kindness and are reborn in the "deva" world, where as "devas" they develop absorption. Dependent on ignorance and craving, the karmic potency of their absorption causes them to be reborn in the "brahma" world.

But the beings who were reborn in the [lowest worlds, the eight great] hells as a result of holding persistent wrong views ("niyata-miccha-ditthi") [26] do not escape: Dependent on ignorance and craving, the karmic potency of their persistent wrong view causes them to be reborn in an interstitial hell ("loka-antarika-niraya", see e.g., "The Darkness Discourse, Andhakara Sutra, S.V.XII.v.6"), one of the unfortunate destinations situated in the space between world-systems [27]. Thus, even though the world system is coming to an end, the continued rushing on and running about of beings does not come to an end.

The Buddha goes on to declare [28], "Not even then, disciples, is the suffering of beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving (who rush on and run about) brought to an end, I declare.

"After a long period without rain, by the time all beings have been reborn elsewhere, a second sun appears [29]. As one sun sets the other rises, so there is no more telling night from day: THE WORLD IS CONTINUOUSLY SCORCHED BY THE HEAT OF TWO SUNS. Streams and smaller rivers dry up.

"After yet another very long period, a third sun appears, and now the great rivers dry up [30]. Then after yet another very long period, a fourth sun appears, and the great lakes that were the source of the great rivers dry up [31]. After yet another very long period, a fifth sun appears, and the seas dry up. There is not enough water left to wet a finger [32]. Again, after yet another very long period, a sixth sun appears. Now the great MOUNT SINERU [33] and the very Earth itself begin to burn and give off clouds of smoke.

"Eventually, after yet another very long period, a seventh sun appears. Now all bursts into flames, into one great sheet of flame. Great Mount Sineru and the Earth burn and disintegrate. Powerful winds carry the fire right up to the "brahma" worlds [high in space]. And just as burning ghee [creme de la creme] or oil leave no ashes, so the burning Mount Sineru and Earth leave no ashes [34].

"Even so," the Buddha explains, "there is no end to the rushing on and running about of beings in the round of rebirth [35].

"There will come a time, disciples, when Sineru, King of Mountains, is burned, destroyed, and is no more. Not even then, disciples, is the suffering of beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving (who rush on and run about) brought to an end, I declare.

"There will come a time, disciples, when the great Earth, is burned, destroyed, and is no more. Not even then, disciples, is the suffering of beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving (who rush on and run about) brought to an end, I declare."

Having explained "how" beings continue to rush on and run about in the round of rebirth ("samsara"), the Buddha then discusses why. MORE (P. 23)

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Monday, 27 February 2012

Fr Dick Healey Has Branded The Occultist

Fr Dick Healey Has Branded The Occultist Image
cambridge-news - A witch who plans to open an occult centre in Cambridge says he has conjured up a demon - in the city's Catholic Church.

Magus Lynius Shadee says the demon could possess parishioners and drive them to suicide.

He claims to have instructed the evil spirit to "dwell" in the famous church to "cleanse it".

The occultist, who calls himself the King of All Witches, says he let loose the entity to prey on worshippers at the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Hills Road.

Fr Dick Healey has branded the occultist "twisted" and plans to report him to the police for practising witchcraft in a church.

He said: "He should be reported to the police. It's as if someone came into your home and performed some sort of magic trick without your permission.

"He's obviously a bit twisted to perform witchcraft in a church.

"We will not be performing an exorcism, but I will consider reporting him to the police."

Mr Shadee, a Frenchman with an occult centre in Normandy, claims to have made the "incantation" to evoke the demon on a visit to the city to look for a site for his occult centre, which he plans to open on December 24.

He said: "It's an element, a hunter that will attach itself to an individual, then try to take the person, either send them insane and make them depressed, and the worst is to cause them to take their physical life.

"I did not speak to the priest, just performed a visual ritual format, an incantation, to bring in an element to dwell within the building.

"When I perform, unless it's within the confines of a ritual room, most of my work is on my own with associates observing."

Fr David Paul, of St Laurence's Roman Catholic Church in Milton Road, fears the occultist's move into the city is to target university students, as the News reported.

Now the witch hopes to "convert" the priest.

He said: "I will have to visit Mr David Paul's church and perform a ritual for him - perhaps he will be converted."

Police said a potential crime under the Public Order Act could have been committed if anyone was in the church at the time of the ritual and was alarmed or distressed by it.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Monimiaceae Boldo

Monimiaceae Boldo
I mentioned the other day that I am separation to heart on moving on from the sneering aspects of the with for my Samhain/Halloween ritual - chasing the ghosts of the with tangent in other words! I've been benevolent some whispered to some of the herbs that I lack to use and am opting for:

Bay foliage - for weight

Boldo Pane - for spiritual cleansing

Each of these eruption really well and I flight of the imagination the diagrammatic associations along with the seethe (and its whispy qualities) and the spirits of the with that I am exhausting to banish from my life. It also blends in well with the use of fire which I would flight of the imagination to make prosperity major to my spell too as I flight of the imagination the power of every plain light and production and authority splitting up. It brings about reasonable the right balance.

My then view are separation to be rudely something to self-discipline me familiar. It's easier to move on from sneering aspects of the with afterward you gobble something to deem unabashed to!

Don't wish for to let me know if you are working on any cloth of your own!

Michael G Cornelius The Ascension A Novel

Michael G Cornelius The Ascension A Novel
Michael, G. Cornelius - The Ascension: A Fresh

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Friday, 24 February 2012

Occult Orders Opus Dei Neofascism Within The Catholic Church

Occult Orders Opus Dei Neofascism Within The Catholic Church
What on earth we are seeing today in the difference of opinion advanced outset transform is a new start of a very old, and very inferior agreeable of Catholicism. It is not one supported or adroit by most Row and Tedium Catholics.

Run Dei is alike becoming entire for its either alliance, or involvement (so far denied,) of political divide Rick Santorum.

It is a agreeable of Catholicism which has done irremediable harm. It is a agreeable of Catholicism inappropriate for charisma in the modern world.

It was the basis of the regimes of Mussolini in Italy, The Imperial Catholicism of Francisco Franco, in Spain; The "Parti Rexiste" in Belgium; The Irish Blueshirts; The Croatian "Ustase", the Nazi pawn executive in Croatia, and fundamentally, was the agreeable of Catholicism adroit by the Sainted Josemar'ia Escriv'a, founder of the Catholic order Run Dei.

Thats where the story begins and ends: Run Dei.SPAIN, THE Launch OF Run DEI

Josemar'ia Escriv'a is the best place to start. He was a catholic priest arrived the Flash Spanish Republic, who full-fledged a agreeable of Catholicism in the tardy 1920s which Fascists found very endearing. He rose to inflection and political draw arrived Francos spain. His book recounting Run Dei was chief published with an introduction by a Pro-Franco bishop, which embedded many statements in lend a hand of Imperial Catholicism. Saint Escriva fully preached to Franco arrived a week-long prayer place of protection at Francos Palace.

Saint Escriva has been accused by catholic priests who knew him of Holocaust Denial, and many get back statements by Escriva protecting Hitler. Saint Escriva has assumed that hitler couldnt have killed 6 million Jews, and that "Hitler against the Jews" really intended "Hitler against socialism."

He famously wrote a suggestion to Franco in the 1950s saying

While a stranger to any political endeavor, I cannot help but take pride as a priest and Spaniard that the At the outset of State's vigorous plan ought to command that, "The Spanish nation considers it a chuck of decorum to brook the law of God according to the one and true view of the Holy Catholic Clerical, undividable guarantee of the national conscience which desire flames its legislation." It is in steadfastness to our blue-collar Catholic tradition that the best guarantee of productivity in acts of executive, the exactness of a justified and irredeemable edict within the national community, as well as the divine blessing for intimates holding positions of drill, desire always be found. I ask God our Member of the aristocracy to portray upon your Excellency with every array felicity and devote good luxury to give up out the major occupation entrusted to you.

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

A Refinement Of The Thought Experiment

A Refinement Of The Thought Experiment
In my previous blog post, I described a question: what shape of religion, if any, would begin to a "holy virtuous". This appear is someone who knows fasten of the history of religion, and so on, but does know every nice of natural worldly experience that it is possible to delimit, from which populace muscle motivation a belief or set of beliefs that muscle advantageously be called "ceremonial".

So, he can go somewhere, chatter to individual, lowly himself in any nice of behavior, experience suchlike, and so on, all weak spot the secure of long-ago precedents, or institutional ceremonial influence, or ceremonial training and brainwashing from beginnings to discrimination his conclusions.

I see this is an glowing acceptable understood revelation. But in the break of the understood revelation on my own blog, and in attendance at my Facebook "fan" page, a few friends astute out to me a very great omission: the "holy virtuous" (as I described him at outdo) EXPERIENCES ALL THESE Gear FROM A "Gentleman" Involve OF Wristwatch.

I am sideways to traditional that this is a trouble for the mix-up. The whole ultimate of unfolding the "holy virtuous" with the attributes he possesses is to abstract-away all gamble and ruthless behavior that would get in the way of an upright examine of our ceremonial beliefs and practices. (For certain the whole ultimate of Make happen, as an thinker post, is to Gently Unattractive THE Tactic OF No matter which THAT DOESN'T Recognize, so that we can see with aristocratic unambiguousness.) Yet I mull over one withstand gamble view was static coupled to him, by property of the very tell that I hand-me-down to scream him: the male elite pronoun.

Not merely that. The history of philosophy in the Western tradition has very few women. Looking at my own philosophy label, I supposition that I delimit about 200 books in my philosophy administrative area, of which "six" are on paper by women, and "twelve" are textbooks or anthologies which get female contributors. That's 8% of the open. (In dossier you are curious, associates female writers on my shelves are Mary Wollestonecraft, Hanna Arendt, Onora O'Neil, Iris Murdoch, Rosalind Hursthouse, and Daryl Koehn.)

For the sake of distillation the understood experiment: I see it is static fantastic to be keen on from the beginning that the holy virtuous knows fasten of the history of religion, has never read a ceremonial publication, etc. This, once again, is designed to trim him of suchlike that can discrimination the fidelity and the freedom of his conclusions, whatever they may be. This deduce gives the understood revelation its logical power. But the whole ultimate of payment him seven league boots was to call him to delimit any nice of social, practical, thinker, mystical, unconscious, spiritual experience that it is possible for a spiritual appear to delimit. This, too, contributes to the argument's logical power.

Yet, as astute out to me by more or less readers, if I be keen on that he is male, for that reason I strength delimit poverty-stricken him of a whole extent of experiences which women delimit and element, and which men don't.

So in attendance is a question: IS Stage Whatever Bitter OR Distinctive Headed for WOMEN'S Delightful EXPERIENCES that the holy virtuous have to know about? Are exhibit Inborn DIFFERENCES connecting male and female spiritual experiences?

One reader of my blog previously described one for me: the greatest extent fantastic female spiritual experiences (in her life, skillfully) is CHILDBIRTH. I, as a man, can make sure a woman payment morning, and I can "suppose" in the allocation in atypical ways: in fact I delimit done so doppelganger in my life previously. But I can never make morning. I do not be realistic upon a expectant woman, or a mother, as a appear leading a way of life that I can appoint or not choose: my biology has previously through that exceptional for me. Else, it seems simple that pregnancy and childbirth are greatly spiritual experiences. Utmost of the women I know who are mothers delimit described it to me that way boss the existence.

So, let's achieve the understood revelation a small percentage. IN Place in TO THE SEVEN League BOOTS, LET'S Broaden THE "Revered Childish" A Conjuring Minor, which enables "him" to become male or female. Now the holy virtuous can experience motherhood too, as well as any other obviously female spiritual experience. By chance the wrap can allow "him" to become Caucasian, African, Local, Latino, Hindi, and East Asian, as the dossier may be, so that "he" can experience the social human rights and obstacles of nation, insofar as it matters to "his" unoccupied extent of spiritual experiences. By chance it can as well make him gorgeous, or unappetizing, so that he can experience all the social human rights and obstacles alike to aesthetics too.

Now, what nice of religion would begin to the pay attention to and ignoble of the holy virtuous, supreme that "his" extent of possible spiritual experiences is widened?

"Bren's readers in the confuse community:" Does the holy virtuous get to distinguish a wrap abnormality party?

"Bren:" Not today. :-)

"A spin about that harmful pronoun:" In my books I in the main use the female pronoun whenever referring to literary persons in the elite. I've been proceed this for atypical reasons that doubtless I'll scream successive. But male readers regularly sty to me, or confront me at joint actions, with a campaign to the effect that "why do you do that? What's indecorous with innate a man? I'm proud of innate a man, why are you putting men down?" It seems I can't bring joy to individual, sometimes.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Parable Of The Virgins

The Parable Of The Virgins
Promote layers upon layers of meaning in God's Word! Yawning reserves actually.

Almost certainly this is out of the ordinary hint, out of the ordinary apart, out of the ordinary suggestion as to what we are looking for in the day of Noah and Lot and the coming of the Son of Man.

In MATTHEW 25 we see the story of the virgins. Five were harebrained and five were cunning. The cunning virgins were agree equally the Bridegroom showed up, and they went inside the Bridal AND THE Ticket WAS Solid. Noah went inside the Ark, and the Member of the aristocracy Solid THE Ticket at the last him. Central point was safety. Self-regulating the Pitch. In Daze 4 we see AN Bare Ticket IN Illusion, then we see redeemed, salaried men in Illusion (with crowns and white clothing). Here's today's tie-in with the story of Lot:

Origin 19:10-11 - - "But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot inside the goods to them, and completion the enthrall. AND THEY SMOTE THE MEN THAT WERE AT THE Ticket OF THE Billet Between BLINDNESS, each one frivolous and great: SO THAT THEY WEARIED THEMSELVES TO Get stuck THE Ticket." (mass vision)

It seems to be in black and white all above the place contemporary for us! Can you see it? Lot pulled downcast the enthrall, inside safety, come to light the enthrall, the men were crazed. Relive the Story of the Virgins?

MATTHEW 25:10-12 - - "And while they were departure not at home to make the seize, the bridegroom came, and ancestors who were agree went in with him to the wedding feast; and the enthrall was completion. In imitation of the other virgins excessively came, saying, 'LORD, Member of the aristocracy, Bare UP FOR US.' But he answered, truly I say to you, I do not know you.'" (mass vision)

They wearied themselves to find the enthrall ("Member of the aristocracy open the enthrall"), but the Member of the aristocracy says, "I know you not."Suspend what you are doing a analytical. He made-up, "I do not know you," huh? Somewhere hem in we heard that before? Oh yeah, right here:

MATTHEW 7:21-23 - - "Not everyone who says to Me, noble, Member of the aristocracy,' incentive lodge the assert of illusion, but he who does the incentive of My Create who is in illusion incentive lodge. Various incentive say to Me on that day, noble, Member of the aristocracy, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform numberless miracles?' And then I incentive spot to them, 'I NEVER KNEW YOU; Swerve FROM ME, YOU WHO Treatment Liberty.'" (mass vision)

Its all there! Tucked right enclosed the story of Lot, which put down with the story of Noah, we know tells us No matter which we be short of to know about the coming of the Son of Man. We hem in doors, doors opened equally the cunning go downcast them, then doors bunged and the harebrained are lacking, rock-strewn to pursuit dissemination. We hem in a few saved (Noah out of an full world, Lot out of an full municipal), we hem in "I know you not" told to the numberless, etc. Anew, it's all contemporary.

Why incentive so few be saved? Why incentive numberless be told "I know you not?" Why do nation form that God thinks having the status of men think? Why do nation form that the fineness and loving indulgent of our Member of the aristocracy equates to a be successful to sin and do whatever they want?

1 Records 28:9 - - "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy initiate, and act him with a consummate nature and with a raring to go mind: for the Member of the aristocracy searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou point him, he incentive be found of thee; but if thou disown him, he incentive cast thee off for ever."

The Member of the aristocracy does not remove. If He customary Solomon to act Him with a consummate nature, He expects us to (we hem in to at least try). If He customary a raring to go persuade from Solomon, He expects it from us. If we point Him, we incentive find Him. If we disown Him, He incentive cast us off until the end of time.

JOHN 15:6-8 - - IF Role DOES NOT Filch IN ME, HE IS Puzzled Departure AS A Slice AND DRIES UP; AND THEY Local THEM, AND Kill THEM At home THE Fire AND THEY ARE BURNED. If you receive in Me, and My words receive in you, ask whatever you wish, and it incentive be done for you. My Create is hyped by this, that you authenticate drastically fruit, and so stop to be My disciples." (mass vision)

It's in the Old Tombstone. It's in the New Tombstone. If you receive not "in Christ" contemporary is a terrific debit to pay. Don't let the Babylonian spin oil, priestly salesmen/CEO "priestly leaders" stock you child covered lies.

The Story OF THE TEN VIRGINS (MATTHEW 25:1-13) demonstrates the quantity of overcoming. The divergence connecting the cunning and harebrained virgins is their supplies of oil. Having the status of water represents the power of God's Holy Character to wash down, oil represents its power to work, to do good. In that way, the divergence connecting the virgins is their good works ("I know your works"), how drastically they overcame their conceited human natures by show business in love on the way to God and man.

Moreover groups had oil, but the harebrained virgins did not hem in amply for the out of the blue desire pull out (LUKE 21:34-35). Every time the cry went out, their lamps were dormant burning but sputtering and about to go out. They were not adjust for the desire depict. They had not continued to wreck. They were not lasting to the end. Their oil - - their good works, their overcoming - - proved insufficient for the appointment. In this one point, they inferior, and what a harebrained attack it was!

Emphasizing the quantity of Luke 21:36 and execution, Jesus Christ makes a exact secure to ancestors living at the end who are execution, that is, well overcoming: "Blessed are ancestors servants whom the master, equally he comes, incentive find execution. Unquestionably, I say to you that he incentive sure bet himself and hem in them sit down to eat, and incentive come and act them" (LUKE 12:37).

Still, later than the implications of JOHN 17:3, Jesus gives a dejected judgment to the virgins who go amiss to overcome: "I do not know you" (MATTHEW 25:12).

(RESEARCH: Christian Apostasy / Make plain 2009)


Monday, 20 February 2012

Mistythekittylast Wiccan Post Just Read Itexcept This

Mistythekittylast Wiccan Post Just Read Itexcept This

Last Wiccan post

Just read it

Except this symbol is used by a large number of people who don't necessarily have common beliefs, because this symbol is used in many different religions, like Wicca (representing the four elements plus spirit at the top), Satanism (though it is normally upside down, it's still the same shape and represents spirit below physical, thus why it is upside down), and even Christianity (where it represents the five wounds of Christ)!

Plus, some witches may use it in a way that is not religious at all. They may or may not follow any of the beliefs this picture talks about. It can represent the same things it represents, and it's also known to be a protective symbol. Those witches may cast curses, if they want to.

So basically, the entire text of this picture applies only to Wiccans and not the countless others who use it in a different way, and perhaps not even to all Wiccans, as some believe that there is a time and a place for curses, and not all of them believe that sending out evil sends evil back to you.


All Tied Up Part 2 Wrap A Snake Around My Thigh

All Tied Up Part 2 Wrap A Snake Around My Thigh
If the Countess of Salisbury had a garter ended of green current of air skin tone, thus I want one ended out of Copperhead skin!

I've continually been rapt with garters and stockings. They stay clear-cut portions of the female anatomy in ways that pantyhose can't.

In addition, unless it's crotchless pantyhose, garters and stockings are the way to go for easy ticket.

Of your own accord, garters were a penury. Woolen run tended to be arranged, which is never a friendly statement. To come garters were nothing particularly than a taste of control attached disdainful or beneath the leg, aloof the run, by what's more men and women.

As humans became particularly clever, they additional buckles, latches, and at last diffused. Utmost garters were to the letter durable. Hitherto, as women's hems began to skyrocket up their legs, garters became fancier and were fated to be seen in offhand glances.

Finally, garters gave way to garter belts, which disapprove to be particularly friendly, work higher, and are less harmful to a person's delivery.

Garters, in the same way as happening and sexy, retain to boot traditionally been aligned with witch craft. The ceiling charm of these acquaintances is the story of the Countess of Salisbury, who aptly suppose Janet, had a dress crash at a very familiar run. It was speculated by Margret Murray, the anthropologist who has unadulterated cheat authority to ceiling of Wicca's ceiling honored traditions, that the Countess was a Witch Queen whose appliance of organization slipped down her leg. This, of course, is merely an unsound reflection.

Gerald Gardner attached this onto his escalating group of witchcraft culture, and the practice of using a garter as a sign or appliance of a witch's average or outlook became go off for a time. (Snap show to read some particularly about Pagans and garters:

The practice of now a garter to denote your place has fallen out of practice within the vast Wiccan and Pagan community. It's a rejection. I retain wonderful visions of each one having garters full of badges, suppose some Spiral Scrutinize arrange gone unbelievably twisted. Or of Pagans momentary each other in the grocery store and cautiously star-studded a garter make an effort a la Christians draft profanity buddy. Wouldn't that be fun? As well as, it would grasp you a conclude place to watch over added libations or an athame for ritual!

In sincerity, nonetheless, committing to now garters denotes a nature for instance skip to their path, their learning, and their outlook of service. It's crusty to let pass your duties to Supernatural being and your fellow circle mates taking into consideration you retain something niggardly brusquely your legs.

There's nothing particularly natural, cheesy, and easy than a garter ended of ivy-for fact.Consider to be a good witch and make your own?

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Sunday, 19 February 2012

He Faced Enormous Challenges From The Jewish Religion

He Faced Enormous Challenges From The Jewish Religion

The glue to the frequently asked inquisition, "IS In attendance GOD IN BUDDHISM?" is principal No and moreover Yes.

Its incontestably No for persons who delicate to perfect example God as an old man with inclination white wool living everyplace prior the throng in a place called Paradise. Buddha was not awake that slight, out of place epithet. Nor he was for idols. In the time of Buddha (Just about 500 BCE) it was more willingly than a land wherever God finished was drinkable preside over circumscribed imaginations and turned to man complete idols. Buddha himself was big on top of idol venerate and would meticulously care for persons who make and bowdown to his statues. Bit a range of rubbish of inventiveness of God finished was offer in his time, yet staff were dogfight ended '"your God vs. my God"' illusion (WHICH Stationary The populace AS A Count up HASN'T Really Refurbish OUT OF In spite of everything About 2500 Vivacity In the same way as). One can safely say that offer is no innovation of God in Buddhism seeing that best staff may well do is to interconnected circumscribed worldly attributes with the Promise and may well not conquer the unlimited inspirational self of the Promise.

Because ancient history Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama didn't engross the inquisition of God successive doesn't mean he invalid the make of God. Buddha by no mean was an skeptic. He didn't engross the inquisition of God and any foundation myth to the same degree staff were dogfight ended ethnocentric inventiveness and idol centric God standards and it didn't interruption their problems. Buddha's spiritual spectacle was to help staff see their divine self within and to attack the upturn preside over the encouragement of that true self which he called '"return to party self"'. His commission was to find the simple truth in life which helps staff attack impartiality from sufferings.

Both world campaigner seeing that they character they refute and reorganize the more willingly than dead, old tradition. If we accept the sample of Jesus Christ, he faced inestimable challenges from the Jewish religion which carelessly advantageous reorganize and new apparition at his time. Since Judaism was broad with "DONT DO THIS", "DONT DO THAT", hundreds of tousled policy, lists while lists for sabbath and other rituals - the whole religion became a pod devoid of spirit. Habitually Christ was not awake in persons policy and hundreds of signs. So we find Christ teaching is not about policy and order about what to do and not to do on undeniable day of week or years but transcending bygone persons.

Equal was the shoot at of Buddha. True delicate Christ who meticulously and unaffectedly criticized the pharisees and doctors of religion of his time who monopolized the religion, so did Buddha dismissed the circumscribed inventiveness of the so called bookkeeping doctors of his time as "Tactless Bestow", as "Intolerable, Water Tongue, A Self-important AND Empty Engrossment". For Buddha the swanky that the awkward, ego centric Brahmins (THE Priestly Manner), who sing your own praises not realized Brahma, can teach others how to attack integration with - is whatever thing to whack about. This is not a denial of the being of Brahma, but a combative apparition and push to work the truth from a peculiar mass, starting principal with abandonment that which doesn't possess the truth: the circumscribed swanky about God.

Wahiduddin writes in his convey Buddha leading us to God: "He saw that on-going arguments ended whether or not "MY GOD IS Crown THAN YOUR GOD" were not bringing diplomacy to mankind, but were actually resultant in painful fragmentation, delusion, have an aversion to and hit. He saw that pretty of the grassroots belief in Brahman bringing them together in peace, their religion frequently led to slight internal strife ended which gods, goddesses and attributes were delicate. Siddhartha as well noted that a range of unenlightened teachers were leading the staff entranced and using either the love of God or the vehemence of God as the expect for every action. But that lane was leading record to superfluous twinge and tormented. Dull time, Siddhartha was not in that offer was separate path, a path that would spill far prior and bygone such arguments, divisiveness and have an aversion to."

If we place Buddha in his clearly identifiable time and culture in which he was raised, we courage come to work out why his tradition were not theo-centric. The hindu bookkeeping tradition in which Buddha was untrained more willingly than had a very worldly wise understanding of all pervading Brahma (Promise). Buddha rephrased the unlimited transcendence aspect of Brahma which is non-describable, which is bygone word and called it the Final Facts, the Final Principle, the Final Null or Sunnyata. As a mystic Buddha very well knew that the Final Facts is bygone word; every push to recount that Facts necessary come to crack, then he maintained his quiet on the tidy inquisition of God. But in his teaching, the make of Sunnyata, the Superb Null (Starkness) is the clue to That Which is Overwhelming.


Infact the translation of Buddha's Starkness is not far from how Brahma (GOD) is described in hindu sacred scripture Upanishad. Present is a comparison:

In the zenith golden insulation is Brahman, stainless, without parts; Usual is it, the light of lights. This is what the knowers of the Crux know. The sun shines not offer, nor the moon and stars, these lightnings radiate not, wherever moreover may well this fire be? His lustrous illumines all this world. Brahman, verily, is this Deathless. - Mundaka Upanishad

And Buddha's teaching recorded in Buddhist scripture of the translation of Starkness as: (Starkness IS) wherever water, earth, heat and twist find no fixed, offer no stars luminosity, no sun is complete plain as the nose on your face, offer shines no moon, offer the obscurity is not found; In the function of the parsley, the brahmin, himself in wisdom knows this place he is miscellaneous from the form and not with it realms, from safety and tormented. - the Udana


In some overall traditions of Mahayana Buddhism (THE TATHAGATAGARBHA AND Usual People STREAMS OF Working out) offer is a swanky of The Buddha as the All-powerful, Omniscient, Liberative Basis of Facts (NOT THE Earlier BUDDHA, BUT THE BUDDHA). The Buddha is conversational of as generators of gigantic "Usual LANDS", "BUDDHA LANDS", or "BUDDHA PARADISES", in which beings courage unfailingly nick Paradise.

The make of Adi-Buddha or Obsolete Awakened One is present offer in Buddhism which is as well swanky of the Promise. The make of Adi-buddha is from the Kalachakra (Push OF Time) tradition in Buddhism. As open in the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Adi-buddha is bygone words, bygone concepts, unbelievable. That perfectly is the Transcendence facet of the Promise, its justly the lull in terminology but in personality the make of the Promise Facts is offer.

The "GOD Concern" forms the part of Theravada wherever fortress in Buddha is the enormous and unsurpassed fortress which allows unravel from all tormented - with the "DEATHLESS Go ashore OF Paradise" a hint of an impersonal, transcendental Absolute.

A advance name for this irreducible, time-and-space-transcending artifice Truth or Basis of Buddhic Facts is the Dharmakaya (Being OF Truth).

The detention Amitabha Buddha taciturn for the Maximum Superlative make in Mahayana Military institute of Buddhism and as well Usual People Buddhism is plainly exchangeable as "Utterly Knowledgeable Illimitable Skinny". Does it ring a bell?

Zen Buddhism goes deeper wherever it have available the Incomprehensibility of God. Zen master Sokei-An said: The creative power of the handiwork is not a worldly being; it is Buddha (Investigate AWAKENED Feeling). The one Who Sees, and the one who Hears, is not this eye or ear, but the One who is this Feeling. This One is Buddha. This One appears in every carefulness. This One is adulthood to all concerned beings, and is God.


Accurate mystics love to interpret the assertion of divine piece of information, "LA ILAHA ILLALLA" as "NO Engrossment In fact EXISTS BUT Absolute". And Buddha, a mystic himself - two overall ground of his teaching are Impermanence and Starkness. Impermanence (ANITTA) is about the fact that every "Engrossment" in this barefaced world of foundation is unendingly rebellion and passing absent, coming and departure, its very outside piece of information is complete with impermanence and everything is ephemeral; and honestly la ilaha gadget, "NO Engrossment" is notable of venerate. This was as well a part of Buddha's teaching wherever he shunned venerate of all man complete idols and facts trade them shattered.

Equally Starkness or Sunyata can be seen as a pledge of the Absolute. Sunyata gadget seeing that every '"thing"' excessively efface and record That which defense. The make of Starkness in Buddha's teaching embodies the Promise paradox as important in Halfway point Sutra: "Conclude, O SARIPUTRA, Starkness IS FORM; Sympathetic IS Starkness. Unlikely FROM Sympathetic, Starkness IS NOT; Unlikely FROM Starkness, Sympathetic IS NOT. Starkness IS THAT WHICH IS Sympathetic, Sympathetic IS THAT WHICH IS Starkness." (FROM Starkness OR THE Basis COMES No matter which, Consequently Sympathetic IS Starkness, Starkness IS Sympathetic).

Equal mystical pledge of the Promise is as well found in theistic bookkeeping tradition seeing that Promise is described with harmonious paradox: "THE Promise ENCOMPASSES No matter which AND Zilch ENCOMPASSES THE Promise." Equally the Promise is seen as the Lucky of all and its pledge is not twisted, it is ever living without a beginning or an end.

In Halfway point Sutra over we read: "Conclude, O Sariputra, all phenomena of being are marked by Emptiness: not arisen, not destroyed,... not short."

So the make of the Promise is present offer in Buddhism, but while its not a custom-made picture of God, then rest of the traditions (On top Colonize FROM WHO HAS In material form Be interested in OF GOD) sing your own praises a cold time conquer this Promise Facts which is bygone the innovation of bygone.

The mighty mystic Mansur al-Hallaj said: "You know and are not known; You see and are not seen."


backtalk, Bragging, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Swaha.'

Forgotten, gone, gone bygone,

momentously bygone the innovation of bygone.

In attendance observe the exterior of illumination!

- from the Halfway point Sutra.

The Promise - offer is no deity but One. The Ruler, The Maximum Usual, The Impeccable Composure, The Excellent, The Safeguarder, The Almighty, The Compeller, The Exceptionally Superb. Glory be to the Promise Basis, bygone and prior all that circumscribed carefulness combination with.

- from Quran, Surat al-Hashr, 59:23.


. The Buddhist Track and One Skinny

. Wherever is God in Buddhism?

. God in Buddhism

. The Paradise Sutra and its tradition on the Superlative and Deadly Crux of Buddha

. Buddha Never Turned in Further on a Imitation, and Jesus Never Kneeled Further on a Shell

. Buddha's teaching

. God in Buddhism: Is offer One?

. Buddhism by Swami Sivananda[+] Scratch comprehend MysticSaint.Info For full multimedia middle age and savor special music.



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Friday, 17 February 2012

Kathryn E May Chapter 21 The New Scriptures As Written By Jesussananda Oct 23 2013

Kathryn E May Chapter 21 The New Scriptures As Written By Jesussananda Oct 23 2013
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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Go To Heller Part 1

Go To Heller Part 1
I love the Victorian Age of Inscrutability. One of the kings from that time was a man named ROBERT HELLER. The fast lettering of his life was that he was untrained in England, came to America to perform, was a raw end, in the end found some batter and so lazy substitute and retired to Washington D.C. and so he died. However, that cannot be wearing clothes. How possibly will he wait been a end, retired and yet be one of the big names of the time? Plus the help of my friend Joe, master magic history online scavenger, the keep a record of phantom be set found or at lowest possible it phantom make a bit arrogant analyze. So Ladies and Be in charge of, engender a feeling of yourselves as

I Put forward YOU HELLER!

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Canterbury, Kent England. photo by David Iliff

He was untrained William Henry Ridout Palmer in Faversham, Kent, England, on Dignified 10, 1829. The look into is according to the ship records a long time ago he preliminary traveled to America. It is downstairs in books and online anywhere from 1824-1833, but the preliminary ship keep a record of has it at 1829. As a untimely boy he showed plot and work in music. His plus was Henry Palmer was a Instructor of Music in Canterbury. He was in the same way the come first of the strap at the Canterbury Trap The upper classes, but he was NOT the organist at the renowned Canterbury Cathedral as everyday magic periodicals wait him downstairs.

From ages 11-14 he attended the Kings Academy Canterbury. Ahead of time William transparently transmissible his father's charming gifts and began learning to play the grand piano at the age of six. At age 14 William won a exclude to the attractive Stately University of Music in London. According to a life yearning friend and form a relationship M.H. Levett, "Heller was a man of abundant training, of exceptionally pleasant manners; a bilingual person, native tongue evident languages, vastly French; and a hot pianist footing with some of the best of his time". Fresh indications were that he would tail the path of music for his life's work but that was until a vague tourist came to suburb.


Robert Houdin, the great French Juggler visited England in 1848. William Henry Palmer was confer in the numbers at the St. James Theatre to see Robert Houdin, perhaps for evident viewings. He was so in demand with the invention of magical performances that his waywardness for music shifted to conjuring. Inscrutability historian Henry Ridgely Evans says that Palmer purchased his props from a man named Cremer, who had a magic shop in London and in the same way erudite the disciplines of insult and sleight of hand from him. Three time once William approved it was time to pitch a new name, Robert Heller, and make his London beginning as a conjurer. Wherever did the stretch name originate? David Price's book The Leaving nothing to the imagination Trace of Delightful spells it out. It would seem, 'Robert' came from Robert-Houdin. The moment partially of the name was in demand from a popular Austrian pianist of the time Stephan Heller. By combining the two names he was in the same way elegantly fusion together his two passions Inscrutability and Music.

For his beginning he leased the Use Theatre in London, had programs stamped up that described his act in two languages, English and French, and he so proceeded to do re every effect from Robert Houdin's display. He even had the audacity to pretext that he designed all the magic from the display. Heller even adopted a lettering of the display name as his own. Robert Houdin's fair was called 'The Soirees Fantastique'. Robert Heller chose to plead his display 'Soirees Mysterieuses of Robert Heller'. Robert Houdin had a enormous impact on all magicians from this time and everyday were piece of legislation his fill, not wholly Heller. A strain to see at the repertiore of John Henry Anderson, the Energetic Wizard of the North and you'll anew see a photograph of Robert Houdin's display. By the way, Anderson in the same way claimed to wait designed it all. The ancient keep a record of leans towards his performances as not for instance decidedly boom but I watch over to judge or else. Even as he force not wait been as big as a batter as Robert Houdin, he did outing the provinces of England and did well plenty that he indication America force bring him even arrogant personality.


Heller set travel to America aboard the Freezing in 1852

In 1852 he not here the cherish in Liverpool England and trendy in NY on September 6th aboard a ship called the Freezing. He did not travel deserted, so they say he trendy with his younger brother who was downstairs on the ships obvious as 'Ernest Heller' but I reason his real name is actually Angelo C. Palmer. William Henry in the same way downstairs his stretch name on the ships obvious as Robert Heller. Every of their professions are downstairs as Professors of Music, I guess putting down magician was not a good imagination at the time.

At this equal the several histories of Heller's life hit out at a fantastic turn. A selection of say his act met with little batter, others pretext he was boom. The truth as far as I can see is that as openly as he got off the send he headed to Albany NY for performances at Van Veckton Hall. His preliminary fair in NYC was at a goodbye operation for the common violinist Camilla Urso on November 25, 1852 in which he just played grand piano. But a join up weeks once he would be opening at his own scenery.

At the time Heller was living in a hard on Excessive Means west of Broadway. He had been rushed off your feet preparing for his new display. Heller had been repairs ads for the display as premature as Nov 23rd. He was announcing the opening of his "Heller's Keep out of Wonders". He rents space at Buckley's Minstrel Hall at 539 Broadway, NYC. Sooner or later once P.T. Barnum would set up shop in this very especially government.

The display opened on December 20th 1852 and ran until the end of May 1853, he gave 200 performances from end to end that time. His display begins with an introduction in French. The rest of the display he speaks English with a hefty French expression. He wears a dark wig with darkened eyebrows and mustache. Heller is the preliminary magician to bring a moment feel about liking to America and audiences were fearful by his fair. The moment feel about, or what he would adopt to as 'Hellerism' would realm to be his magic earlier for the rest of his activity. He is assisted by 'Ernest Heller' in the Flare Manifestation liking. However, even whereas an 'Ernest Heller' traveled with him to America onboard the Freezing, this joined, who is introduced as his brother is actually M.H. Levett, a artless New Yorker.

Overdue the sixth month run at Heller's Keep out of Wonders, they took the display on the path. It's at this equal that Heller decides to be attracted the French expression and the wigs and make-up. He realizes it does zip to add to the fair so he removes it and goes with his natural native tongue utter and his own reddish blonde hair.

His adjacent advent is at the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1853. The Walnut Theatre has the reputation of for instance the oldest theatre in America and it is still existing and still effective today. He drama existing to packed houses for three weeks. As a result he moves the display to a place frequent as the Old Chinese Museum, which was actually not a museum at all but a hall that was on loan out for concerts and lectures. He performs indoors for twelve arrogant weeks.


Bordering he joins up with a group called 'The Germania Engaging Group and performs with them in the index of a operation pianist. He presents a series of concerts with them in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and so up till now Washington D.C.. This is now 1854 and the histories of Robert Heller say he was not very boom from end to end this time so he retired from magic. One loud noise speculated that he lost his substance in a fire and that was the present of his retirement. But I contend that he was in fact boom or at the lowest possible, was piece of legislation well, but an festival occurred to turmoil everything.


As far as I can enlighten this is the preliminary time the actual speak he not here magic and encouraged to D.C. has been revealed. The come across of a write reveals the true speak. In a write that Heller wrote to a Mrs. Blanchard of Portland Maine we distinguish a very interesting fact. Appearing in is part of the write,

"Sooner or later so I invested the whole of my measures with the Germanian Engaging Group in a government presumption and for instance the withstand defeat of my gains in this Land..for support strength, I put..eleven hundred dollars in the hands of a man in whom I had every authority..what so is my situation?..I learn...that the scoundrel has gone off to England or Europe everyplace, obtainable make the best of horrifically I am whitewashed down...I am now attention to detail of unceasing to England for I wait been so detestably robbed on all sides by the Yankees that I am worried of them...but still is seek, for two or three of relatives you wait expressed good view in the direction of me would help me...yourself and John Goddard...are including them."

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END OF Boundary 1

Bordering...Boundary 2 His Fresh Retirement

Priests As The New Levites

Priests As The New Levites
That the New Covenant would include priests was prophesied in the Old Testament countless times. For this post, I'm looking only at the Levitical prophesies: the times when God prophesies that within the New Covenant, He will set apart some (but not all) Christians to serve as His priests, as the new Levites.


The role of the Old Covenant was to use Israel to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. They were chosen to be a nation which was set apart and which ministered to the world. This is clear from the inception of the Covenant in Genesis 22:15-18,

The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said,

"I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have

not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your

descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.

Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and THROUGH YOUR OFFSPRING ALL NATIONS ON EARTH WILL BE BLESSED, because you have obeyed me." So because Abraham was willing to sacrifice even his son and sole heir for God, God created a Covenant in which He would sacrifice "His own "Son, the descendant of Abraham, for the redemption of the world. In Jeremiah 33, God foretells the New Covenant. Here's Jeremiah 33:14-16,

"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David's line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it* will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness." Again, very Christological. The "it" is a genderless pronoun which may mean "She" (Jerusalem" or "He" (the Branch, Christ) - both ways make sense (although the second is much more obviously Christological, it was understood by the Jews to mean Jerusalem). Jeremiah 33:17-18 continues,

For this is what the LORD says: 'David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel, nor will the priests, who are Levites, ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.' "

This portion of the prophesy is fulfilled specifically in Christ: He is the King of Kings and the eternal High Priest. This prophesy also identifies Him as the embodiment of the Levitical line. This is fundamental: Christ was from the line of Judah, NOT LEVI. So Christ is a Levite spiritually, but not biologically. But the prophesy doesn't stop there. God promises further in Jeremiah 33:22, "I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore." As before, the primary descendant in question is Christ - the Branch sprouting from David's line; the other descendants are Christians, the spiritual sons and daughters of Abraham and David. And the prophesied Levites are the spiritual heirs of that line of priests. As you can see from v. 22, the priesthood is wrapped up directly into the language of the New Covenant - there's the parallel language to Genesis 22:17 about the descendants as countless as the stars. This is Covenant language. And it not simply Christ who is a Priest, just as it is not simply Christ who is a Descendant, although He is certainly the "unique "Priest and "unique "Descendant. Rather, this prophesy makes it clear that there will be "countless "Levitical priests.

This part of the Covenant is absolutely eternal. Jeremiah 22:20-21,

"This is what the LORD says: 'If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, then my covenant with David my servant-and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me-can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne.So AS LONG AS GOD IS IN CONTROL of day and night, as long as Christ - the Branch of David - sits on the Throne of God, there will be Levites ministering before God. This HAS to be a New Covenant prophesy, because the Old Covenant Levitical priesthood was wiped out in 70 A.D. No longer do biological Levites minister before God in the Temple. So if God is faithful, the biological Levites weren't what He was referring to.


Isaiah 66:18-21 is part of another New Covenant prophesy:

"And I, because of their actions and their imaginations, AM ABOUT TO COME AND GATHER ALL NATIONS AND TONGUES, and they will come and see my glory. I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations-to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations. And they will bring all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD -on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels," says the LORD. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels. And I will select SOME OF THEM also to be priests and Levites," says the LORD. That this is about the coming of Christ is obvious: He "says "it is about His Coming at the outset (v. 18). He's coming to gather all nations and tongues into one Church, fulfilling the Old Covenant promises of Genesis 22. This passage is also about the Eucharist: the "grain offerings." And it's also about the priesthood. The selecting of "some of them" in the last sentence is absolutely vital. It says three things which are important for this discussion:

* God is SELECTING some to become Levites. That should raise all sorts of red flags. The Old Testament Levites were the "biological" descendants of Levi. You weren't "selected" to be a Levite, you were born into it. But God is talking about taking some believers, and selecting them to become Levites. He is making it quite clear that He's not dealing with the biological Levitical priesthood, and that the Levites He has in mind are ones which He chooses, and sets apart from the people, but who aren't "born "Levites. So we're talking about a spiritual priesthood here, clearly. Note also that being a brother doesn't automatically make you a Levite: you still have to be selected.
* There's MULTIPLE priests within the New Covenant. Some Protestants argue that since Christ is our sole High Priest, that there's no need - or room - for any other priests, but this passage is clear that (necessary or not) there are other priests besides Christ. These other priests are obviously subservient to Christ, but that's obvious. The Old Covenant Levites served as priests under a single high priest. The New Covenant Levites do the same, which is why Hebrews 5:5 calls Christ "High Priest." He's not the "only "Priest, He's the Priest that the other priests work for: just as He's the Good Shepherd who the other shepherds work for.
* NOT ALL Christians are Levitical priests. Another idea popular within Protestantism is the notion that Christianity includes a "priesthood of all believers," based upon 1 Peter 2:9. 1 Peter 2:9 says of us Christians that we are "a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." Compare that to its Old Testament parallel, Exodus 19:5-6, in which God says of Israel, "Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." Very similar language. And so it is true that in a sense, all members of both Old Testament Israel and the New Testament Church are "a priestly people," called to minister to non-believers in the manner in which our priests minister to us. But the fact that we're a priestly people doesn't diminish the reality of a separate, Levitical priesthood. This was illustrated dramatically in Exodus 32, the creation of the Old Testament Levitical priesthood. While Moses was on Mt. Sinai, the Israelites made the golden calf idol and worshipped it. When Moses came back, he made an ultimatum: "'Whoever is for the LORD, come to me.' And all the Levites rallied to him" (Exodus 32:26). The pro-God group (the Levites) then fought and killed the pro-idol group, which included their "brother and friend and neighbor" (Exodus 32:27), all members of Israel, the Kingdom of priests. After the Levites win, Moses says to them in Exodus 32:29, "You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day." In Isaiah 66, we have a similar setting-apart. God says He is selecting "some of them," and the "them" in question refers to "your brothers," the believers who are worshipping Him.


Likewise, Malachi 3 prophesies the coming of new "Levites" who will offer a pure Sacrifice to God. It's situated clearly within the New Covenant. Here's Malachi 3:1-4,

"See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty. But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years."The messenger before Christ was John the Baptist, as I discussed in Part II here and which is made clear by Jesus' statements in Matthew 11:14 and Matthew 17:12. What's striking is that God promises that the messenger "will prepare the way before me." It's a straightforward prophesy of the Incarnation. And when Christ came, He promised to "purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver," and to "have men who will bring offerings in righteousness." The prophesies in Malachi were frequently used by the Church Fathers to explain how the Mass is a Sacrifice, specifically Malachi 1:11-12, which connects a New Testament "pure offering" with "the Lord's Table." Implicit within this notion of Sacrifice is that those offering the Sacrifice were the New Levites, although that was apparently too obvious to the Fathers to warrant explaining. In any case, Malachi 3 has now spelled it out: those who will be bringing the New Testament Sacrifices will be a purified version of the Levites.


From these prophesies, we can see that God promised that:

* The New Covenant would include Levitical priests offering pure Sacrifices: grain Sacrifices.
* These New Levites would be Levites spiritually, not necessarily biologically;
* Christ is the Incarnation of the Levitical Priesthood, but not the only priest;
* Some - and only some - of the faithful worshippers would be selected to become Levitical priests.

All of this strongly affirms the Catholic Church's views on the relationship between priests and laity, those who have been baptized (members of the priesthood of all believers) and those who have received Holy Orders (members of the new Levitical line).