Rhythmic Revelations: Part I
Thank you Donnie and Yolanda for opening for us with The Prayer,. It has not been easy for me to proceed with this topic. Why? This is more than a topic; because of the nature of the content…this is actually ministerial. I hesitated, because it is never my desire to topple a servant of God. Then I realized, G. Craige Lewis may not be a servant of God’s. He may be a false prophet. Together, we will look closely at the practices of G. Craige Lewis. Is it The Lord God whom he worships? Has Lewis been bamboozled? Shocking, I know. Nevertheless the truth is the life. Jesus said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Could it be that G Craige Lewis is a thief in the night, and has perhaps made a massive amount of money by challenging Michael Jackson’s practice of praise and worship? There is an embedded question about Christianity and Michael Jackson’s salvation. Who are these people who count themselves so worthy that they can say whom God loves? We will answer all these questions together. This article will be relying greatly on scripture. We will proceed in truth, as given to us in accordance to the Bible. The following scriptures are a definitive statement of our direction.
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 CO 1-6) KJV
Before I say another word, I first want to thank my Heavenly Father for giving me the courage to go forth with this writing. He has blessed me and surrounded me with so many dedicated and knowledgeable friends, and I want to thank each of them individually for all they have done to motivate, lift my spirits, and empower me to press on.
- David Edwards of “Vindicating Michael”. David has not stopped working on this matter for months. Fact Checking Michael Jackson’s Christian Faith, So-Called “Christians” Who Have LIED Against Michael! An extraordinary 6 part series. http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/fact-checking-michael-jacksons-christian-faith-part-4-of-6-so-called-christians-who-have-lied-against-michael/
- Peggy Vandervelde of THE “VALIDITY EXAMINERS/Expose EX ministries False Message” Peggy, s been unwavering in her search for truth about this matter. She has dug deep into this matter and her work is powerful and true. Her most exciting work is Analogy of The Truth Behind Hip-hop: By, G. Craige Lewis http://thevalidityexaminers.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/chapter-2cont-analogy-of-the-truth-behind-hip-hop-by-g-craige-lewis/
- Budsgirl, my team mate who first showed me the atrocity of evil that had been perpetrated against Michael. Budsgirl is a fighter. She leaves no stones unturned and faces all matters head on. She is an outstanding woman who has dedicated an extraordinary amount of time to recovering the legacy of our brother, Michael Jackson.
- Lovelightmagic, my teammate,, is a behaviorist, and can explore the behavioral machinations of anyone…then produce an emotional portrait of that person. Behaviorally speaking, it is Lovelightmagic who is able to reveal a person’s true colors.
- Denise Johns, my teammate, Is a researcher extraordinaire. If it exists, it will be revealed through Denise’s incredible skills. Denise is an inspiration to all of us, as she has never let anything stop her from being all that she has been called to be. I remain in awe of her.
( I love that song, and I hope you loved it too!!)
This article explores the theological aspects to the lurid conversation about Michael Jackson, as presented by G. Craige Lewis in two videos which have been displayed on You Tube. These videos are damning, but only when shown to our weaker brothers and sisters. G. Craige Lewis testified that in an unknown and frightening experience an unidentifiable spirit woke him up in the night…and took him to heaven, hell and all over the world to let him see the horrifying effects of hip hop on the white youth. Lewis testified that in addition to an out of body experience, he experienced astro- travel. This is what provoked his ministry. I know this because I read his testimony with extreme interest, However, I noticed that his original testimony has been removed from the internet. We are going to look at all that an out of body experience entails, and his modified testimony.
G. CRAIGE LEWIS SHARES HIS SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE
In 1990, God gave me a vision. He showed me a vision of young people all over the world and how that they were being led astray by music. In more detail he showed me that the white youth of America were being lead astray by the Heavy Metal and Hard-core Metal music fad. Many young people became victims of this satanic move of darkness upon the music industry. Suicide, pornography, drugs, and parental defiance was portrayed as being “popular”, or the “in thing” by this perverted music style. Heavy Metal and Death Metal artists sang perversions and pushed these horrible values upon the white youth of America with little resistance from the society. The end result was suicide, Satan worship, and drug use by our youth and the loss of many souls. The white youth of America are still suffering from the influence of metal artist to this day.
In the same vision, God showed me that Heavy Metal music was not reaching the black youth of America and that the enemy had a greater plan in store for us. He showed me that the enemy was creating a new type of music that would reach far beyond the color barriers that Heavy Metal could. The enemy’s plan was to create a form of music that not only influenced the Black youth of America, but it would reach the White, Hispanic, and all other races and influence them to act and behave in total rebellion to God and to their parents. The music he showed me that would surface is what we now call Hip Hop. The music that is performed by today’s Hip Hop artists is similar to Heavy Metal’s influence. Gangsta rap and Hip Hop artists have bridged the gap of Satanism and the occult that once divided the races, and now has produced the most popular, culture driven music ever. Many of these artists distort the Bible and Christianity by claiming to be messengers of God and some even claim to be Christ. New female and male rappers have began to use sexual perversions to sell millions of records that promote hard-core pornography to young teenage girls and boys. We as a church must be aware of the danger of music laced with sex, violence, Satanism, and drug use. God showed me that this music would introduce young teenagers to sexual relationships without the consent of their parents. It would take the place of their parents as role models and form a nation of fearless young people that would be rebellious to society and to God as well…
I guess the saddest part of what God showed me was the relationship of this Hard-core music and the music of our church! God showed me that the enemy would not only pervert the secular music, but that he would even begin to involve these perverted artists with Christian music. God showed me an outburst of Christian music that would promote these sinful artists by including them on Christian albums. They would use these same secular producers and artists to produce Christian music. Also, these perverted artists would use Christians on their albums to validate them and their lifestyles! I never thought that it could happen, but it is happening!! Christians have began to not only listen to and purchase this corrupt music form, but has welcomed these secular artists into the Gospel and Christian music industry. Many choirs and groups have cloned lyrics, musical phrases, and clichés from this perverse music style and has placed it in their songs hoping to win the favor of the world. But the end of it is the promotion and support of the artists that are destroying our youth of today. Don’t misunderstand me, there is nothing wrong with bangin’ beats and hype music, (we have plenty of it on our projects), as long as the message is in line with God and his word. But taking music and phrases that was once sinful and explicit, and adding it to God’s music is not supported in the scripture. God doesn’t need what it took drugs, sex, and violence to create, in his music. Homosexuality, adultery, and fornication have swept across our churches and the music industry in such great numbers until hard-core secular music almost has a place in the lives of some modern day believers. But the end is deception and deceit. The enemy is on the prowl and he is going for big numbers seeing that these are the last days and his days are numbered.
The best part of the vision that God gave me was the solution!! Someone has to uphold the standard that God has given us in his word. We must be separate from the world in order to reach the world. We must be examples of true Christians in order to win the lost. We cannot appear to be lost or conform to the world’s standards because we want to appeal to them. Our God is not an alternative, but he is the true way. EX Ministries is called to uphold that standard! We believe that Gospel music can be attractive to the secular world without using samples or artists of the secular world’s music. We must offer a solution to the rising, money making schemes that lead millions of teenagers and young adults into spiritual bondage by promoting what is evil and perverse.
The world needs the gospel’s message of hope without the influence of the secular industry. Remember, “secularized” Christian music will only draw people to the secular, but the Spirit of God will draw them to Jesus Christ. (G. Craige Lewis)
This message would be tremendous if it had not been altered so greatly. I can only wonder if Lewis is ashamed of his original testimony. The Bible has a lot to say about one being ashamed of the word of God. Suppose this was the gospel of Jesus Christ? Should the testimony of The Lord be distorted? This is how his testimony really reads.
“In the summer of 1992 Lewis turned on the TV and saw a music video that would change his life.
“It was Dr. Dre, ‘Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang.’ And it had this catchy little beat that just got in my head, and I could not get it out,” he says on one of his DVDs. “I dreamed about it.”
Shortly thereafter, God visited Lewis, then 18, in his bedroom.
“He literally revealed himself to me as just light, and he took me out of my body and showed me what I would be doing now. I saw the congregations. He took me from church to church, city to city, country to country; he showed me the audiences and told me I’d be helping in something that was going to be happening in the End Times.”
“Hip-hop, God told him, would rock the world, just as heavy metal had. And the church’s elders, blind to its power, would let it creep in like a poison, unaware that it was not only a form of music but an occult religion with its own temple, its own prophet (KRS-One), its own Jesus (Biggie Smalls) and its own John the Baptist (Tupac Shakur).
Its doctrine was violence, sex and worship of self. It advocated piercing the body (a symbol of slavery), branding the skin (a mark of Satanic worship) and tattoos (a mark of Cain). And there was no place for it in the church.”
As I said, Lewis altered his testimony. In his book his testimony is yet a little more different. Personally I would not advise doing such a thing. If you have been talking to God, our Heavenly Father then why alter your testimony? Why hide? Why misrepresent the word that was given directly to you? Later in this article we are going to look at some cults. You will see that one quality they all share is they have all misrepresented the word of God in some form or fashion. Following are a few scriptures about being ashamed of the word.
Rom 1: 16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Luke 9:26 “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels
Rom 5:5 and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us.
Rom 9:33 even as it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.
II Tim 1:12 For which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Let’s return to Lewis’s original testimony, and the out of body experience. In his mystical event an unknown spirit literally takes him all over the world. In his testimony he has given the spirit the name…”God”. Please know that the name God is given to whomever you worship. Outsiders call it an idol… but if you worship Satan, then for all purposes to you God is Satan, God is not nameless.
In Exodus chapter 3 there is a conversation between God the Father and Moses. This is important, because Moses has just been chosen by The Father to free the Israelites from Egypt. As you read these scriptures, imagine what it would be like if your company sent you to various places to speak for them. Would you have to identify who sent you? Yes! Absolutely. You cannot simply say “The company sent me”. Here are some scriptures. Here, Moses has asked God, who shall I say sent me? Moses needs a name to put to God.
6Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you
Other names by which The Father is known are;
The first one, Jehovah Jireh is found in Genesis 22:14. It literally means “The Lord Provides
The Second compound name we come upon is Jehovah Rophe. It is in Exodus 15:26. It means “The Lord who Heals
Then there is Jehovah Nissi. This is found in Exodus 17:15. It literally means “God, my Banner or God my Standard of Victory”
” And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you”
God is Peace
The Lord Our Righteousness
He is HERE! He is the God who is with us.
“The Lord is my Shepherd.”
Remember, this article is written solely from a Christian perspective. It is Christians who targeted Michael Jackson… It is the Christianity of Michael’s most vicious accuser, G. Craige Lewis, that we are looking at very closely. In as much as that is our purpose, let’s get back to Lewis’ out of body experience.
You will notice that as the young man in this video speaks to you, he is calm…he has no tattoo’s or any Hip Hop related symbols. He has not been branded, his pants aren’t baggy. Most people would readily accept him into their church…with no question However, he is selling you a book by someone named Belzebuub. Listen to the next video, and you will see where he is wants to take you. Look at the author of the books name again…. What does it sound like? This man probably knows scripture better than any evangelist, like Lewis, could ever dream. He says the name of the author of the book quite quickly,and could actually be the author for all we know. Belzebuub....
Beelzebub is the name of Satan. This person may not have any idea whom he has summoned, but this teacher he speakes of has the name of Satan. “Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, ‘This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.’” Matthew 12:24. Lewis, as it were, feels that he has been called to cast Hip Hop demons out of others… even if they have been accepted by Jesus Christ Himself. It is important, and one should consider this with prayer, thought and even by fasting.
2COR 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2COR 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2COR 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
JOB 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
JOB 1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
JOB 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
JOB 1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
JOB 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
JOB 1:11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
JOB 1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
Only God knows who is saved. No one can come and claim you for Satan because of the music you hear or the clothes you wear. God is full of mercy, full of grace…and many have found favor with him. Even those we think should be hellbound. No man can tell you what your relationship with God is by your appearance. Thee Lord knew that He had a personal relationship with Job, he knew that Job would stand the test. No test, no testimony.
Be wise in these matters. There is information for you to consider . Be clear on these matters, it is more important than you realize. Lewis says that God presented Himself as light; Satan is also refered to as the Angel of light. “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14. There is nothing in Lewis’ messages that clarify with whom he has been in communion during his out of body experience. It is highly possible that Lewis himself was deceived. Then again, that is the purpose of Satan.
The term out-of-body experience was introduced in 1943 by George N. M. Tyrrell in his book Apparitions, and adopted by, for example, Celia Green and Robert Monroe as a bias-free alternative to belief-centric labels such as “astral projection”, “soul travel”, or “spirit walking”. Though the term usefully distances researchers from scientifically problematic concepts such as the soul, scientists still know little about the phenomenon. Some researchers believe they have managed to recreate OBE in a laboratory setup by stimulating a part in the human brain. One in ten people has an out-of-body experience once, or more commonly, several times in his or her life. OBEs are often part of the near-death experience. Those who have experienced OBEs sometimes claim to have observed details which were unknown to them beforehand.So then, what is an out od body experience? “An Out on Body Experience (OBE or OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside of one’s body and, in some cases, perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside one’s body (autoscopy).
In some cases the phenomenon appears to occur spontaneously; in others it is associated with a physical or mental trauma, dehydration, sensory deprivation, sensory overload, use of psychedelic drugs, dissociative drugs, or a dream-like state. Many techniques aiming to induce the experience deliberately have been developed, for example visualization while in a relaxed, meditative state. Recent (2007) studies have shown that experiences somewhat similar to OBEs can be induced by electrical brain stimulation (particularly the temporoparietal junction). Some of those who experience OBEs claimed to have willed themselves out of their bodies, while others report having found themselves being pulled from their bodies (usually preceded by a feeling of paralysis). In other accounts, the feeling of being outside the body was suddenly realized after the fact, and the experiencers saw their own bodies almost by accident.
Some neurologists have suspected that the event is triggered by a mismatch between visual and tactile signals. They used a virtual reality setup to recreate an OBE. The subject looked through goggles and saw his own body as it would appear to an outside observer standing behind him. The experimenter then touched the subject at the same time as a rod appeared to touch the virtual image. The experiment created an illusion of being behind and outside one’s body. However, both critics and the experimenter himself note that the study fell short of replicating “full-blown” OBEs” (Wikipedia)
Let’s move now to a discussion about rhythm, and the effect it has on your brain. We have learned to walk, talk and even say our ABC’s with rhythm. Music and rhythm are powerful. Most recently I hurt my leg. I was limping (without any form of rhythm I might add), then I played “Who is It”. The driving base changed my rhythm as I was suddenly walking again! The music went off, and my limp returned. It is amazing how wonderfully made we are. We are created to respond to music. So…I will be walking with my iPod hereafter! Look at this video.. To get a picture of this issue will be helpful.
Rhythm is a patterned measure of time. We sense it in music as stressed and unstressed beats in a pattern that repeats itself over and over again. This pattern of stressed and unstressed beats is used to either enhance or thwart the way we perceive things. Rhythm is also the glue that holds our very lives together. All of our systems, from the smallest to the largest, work under the influence of rhythm. Rhythm plays an important role in the ability of our mind to organize billions of electrical impulses into clear, understandable mental pictures. When there is movement of any kind or size, microscopic or gigantic, rhythm controls that movement. When you change the rhythm of a movement you can also change the outcome of the movement. Rhythm then controls the way the message is sent along the neurological system, thereby controlling the way it is perceived. This means that rhythm can change our mental pictures or our perception of reality. A closer look at the way a message travels in the body will help us understand the use of rhythm.
Communication within the body is electrochemical. For example, with the ear picks up sound waves it changes them to electrical impulses or messages. These electrical impulses then move from the neurons (in the ear) along an axon to a dendrite or dendrite spine to a synapse. This impulse or message crosses over the space to the synapse by a chemical movement to the next dendrite and continues moving electrically to the next neuron. This process is repeated over and over along the neurological system until the message reaches its destination. This process is repeated billions of times throughout our body in every minute of the day. The very fact that impulses move, places them under the control of rhythm. Research is beginning to show that this is the case.
To connect these two points together, it is important for you to understand that the same part of your brain which can cause an out of body experience is the same part of your brain that is affected by music. For the most part, it is not going to be Hip Hop music unless you are meditating on Hip Hop. Further, you will not be meditating to any form of music (knowingly or unknowingly) unless your neurological system is set to receive that sound. We may comfortably consider that G. Graige Lewis meditated on Hip Hop music, to the point where he had an OBE. Lewis was listening to some song by Dr. Dre, he kept that song in him as he slept. The following video shows you how to have an out of body experience. I have not placed this video for any other reason than to show you that the brain the top of your head is affected by music and meditation. So when we speak of out of body experiences, music is very significant. However, you have to have that music in you. It is your mantra. Michael could not stand to have music in his head. In fact, it was partly why he could not sleep. Pop and Rock did not become a mantra for Michael. We can say that Michael did not meditate to develop his creativity. In fact, many of his songs were nor written by him at all. If you care to, you may listen to a video on meditation.
NOTE: Please understand, this next video is not here for you to astro travel, albeit it is a meditation tape. I want you to see the components used to bring someone to a meditative state. See this video as a bit of research, nothing more
1, Music is an integral part of meditation. If you can listen to someone speak to you and guide you in meditation, then you can hear Hip Hop and do the same.
2. If you are already relaxed and asleep you can meditate on Hip Hop, if that is where your mind wants to go.
3. If you choose to seek ancient satanic influences, you are free to travel where your mind takes you. In this meditation you are asked to beware of where you are going.
4. Finally, G. Craige Lewis went where he wanted to go in his out of body experience. He did not make an effort to return. He says he went across the world, and the spirit showed him what was happening to white youth because of Hip Hop.
Now, I want to be clear. I also think Hip Hop should not be in the church. That is because my soul will not accept the sound. Nevertheless I understand they are on a journey. God forbid that we should preach damnation to new converts. God forbid that we would tell them they have been possessed by demons, and God forbid that we should fail to preach the word…. The Gospel of Jesus Christ! Gospel means “good news”. Condemnation drives people back out into the wilderness. Christ came for sinners. He ate with sinners, walked with sinners, He loved them. God loved us all more than anyone could ever dream… Just look at what God has to say about condemnation!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Music is a universal language. Many can hear what is in a song more rapidly than they can hear a message that is being given. Speaking in a language a person can hear is like speaking in parables. Jesus spoke in parables quite often… He spoke to them in a language he knew they might understand, He did not condemn them, He spoke to them in love.
There are several elements we have to visit. It is urgent that we look closely at specific religions, faiths and practices. We have to have order to our investigation; therefore the first thing we will explore is Christian Ethics. It is important to examine a variety of things, as we are building a platform to cultivate clarity on this matter. Any discussion of religion is a very sensitive matter; I therefore implore your patience. In the end, we will prove a massive amount of peculiarities that envelope Craige Lewis. The following video gives a simple yet accurate description of what Christian Ethics are.
Ethics of any kind speaks to what is morally right and wrong. Equally, Christian Ethics addresses whatever is morally right and wrong for a Christian, The Bible is quoted as the foundation for what is right or wrong. This norm is not expendable, neither will it ever be subjected to modification. This is because God’s moral character does not change. God then, determinations what is righteous in accordance to his own moral qualities. We are instructed to be holy for the reason that God is holy.
44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
45 For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. (Lev11:44-45)
We are asked to be perfect by Jesus:
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. ( Matt. 5:48)
We are asked not to lie. God does not lie, so neither should we.
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: (Heb.6:18)
We are told that God is love;
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)
Jesus tells us to love God, and our neighbor as we love ourselves. This is the great commandment.
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matt 22:37-40)
ABSOLUTISM~As you may well gather, Christian Ethics is based upon Gods will, but God never wills anything contrary to his unchanging character. Christian Ethics are absolute. Moral obligations such as holiness, justice, love, truthfulness and mercy are not to be questioned…these answerabilities are absolute
GOD’S REVELATION~ This may address your calling. Your calling is a personal command from God, given specifically to you. It is up to you to decipher from whence the message. You will know the answer. Why? It will match up with scripture, and you will be able to prove what is that perfect will of God.. No matter what, however we are ethically responsible… not even atheists are exonerated. Nevertheless, as he told Satan… do no harm to Job physically. Do no harm……
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another; ( Rom 2: 14-15)
PRESCRIPTIVE~ For Christians that which is righteous has already been prescribed. What is needed for anything that ails us is in the scriptures. It is not determined by another Christian, or person. It is prescribed for us in the Bible. We know what is right and what is wrong. If we don’t we can always read the manual. No matter how you shake it, we all have our marching orders. Stay tuned for Part II.
|“The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.” Michael Jackson|
|Rev. Catherine M. Gross, Ed.D|
Holy Bible, KJVSources:
You Tube. (All videos)
http://exministries.com/vision.html The Vision G. Craig Lewis
Wikipedia Out of Body Experience
Wikipedia How Rhythm Affects Your Brain
Christian Ethics by Norman Geisler
Dallas Observer Music/Hip-Hop’s Public Enemy