The Death of America
Satan Wants You To Vote Democrat
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We Have Met The Enemy - And It Is Us
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Though many of you call me James, my real name is Jacob
The Laws Of God
That Will End American Freedom
A Prophetic Warning
By The Brother of Yeshua/Jesus
Brother Of Yeshua - Light Of Yeshua
Alt. Address: http://www.LightOfYeshua.com
No Genuine Follower Of Yeshua/Jesus Can Vote Democrat!
Satan works through the Democratic Party to turn the children away from God -- and bring them into servitude to the demonic forces of darkness. Speaking of the children Yeshua warned: "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones" (Luke 17:2 KJV). Those who offend or stumble a child, will bring the severest of judgments upon themselves. Further, the present-day doctrine that those who call upon the Lord will be saved regardless of what they do in their lives, is a grave lie, as seen in the words: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23 NKJ). That there are those in the Church who tell you otherwise, and are themselves deceived by the Devil, as it is warned: "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect" (Matt 24:24 NKJ).
One of the earliest writings which was used extensively by the original disciples and followers of Yeshua/Jesus, is known as The Didache (a.k.a. The Teaching of the Apostles) -- which at Section 2:2 states: "...thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill them when born..." -- and at 5:2 it states: "The Way of Death is filled with people who are...murderers of children and abortionists of God's creatures."
In the Epistle of Barnabas who was a co-worker and companion of the Apostle Paul, it is written: "You shall not kill either the fetus by abortion or the new born"
In the words of the Church Father Clement of Alexandria: "Our whole life can go on in observation of the laws of nature, if we gain dominion over our desires from the beginning and if we do not kill, by various means of a perverse art, the human offspring, born according to the designs of divine providence; for these women who, if order to hide their immorality, use abortive drugs which expel the child completely dead, abort at the same time their own human feelings."
The Church Father Tertullian (circa 155 - 225 CE) wrote: "...we are not permitted, since murder has been prohibited to us once and for all, even to destroy ...the fetus in the womb. It makes no difference whether one destroys a life that has already been born or one that is in the process of birth."
The Apocalypse of Peter states: "I saw a gorge in which the discharge and excrement of the tortured ran down and became like a lake. There sat women, and the discharge came up to their throats; and opposite them sat many children, who were born prematurely, weeping. And from them went forth rays of fire and smote the women on the eyes. These were those who produced children outside of marriage and who procured abortions."
"Those who slew the unborn children will be tortured forever, for God wills it to so."
Both Parties Apostates To The Constitution
Author Equally Hated By Religious Right and Left
The Fundamentalist Left, as well as the Fundamentalist Right, both have a right to exist and thrive under our Constitutional form of government. As a spiritual man who has dwelled in the Kingdom and returned to this life as an Prophet and Ambassador of the Lord, there is much good and bad in each of the parties. What most Americans fail to realize is that under our Constitutional form of government, it is unlawful for one group to impose its will upon another group. It is therefore wrong for the religious/conservative right to attempt to use government to impose it's brand of morality upon the liberal left, as it is for the liberal left to attempt to use government to impose it's lack of definable standards upon the religious/conservative right. In the biblical example of the woman caught in adultery, Yeshua/Jesus said: "He that is without sin, let him be the one to cast the first stone" -- and this mindset is of the utmost importance to both the practice of genuine religion and the creation of a free-state where true spirituality can grow and flourish (see Laws Of Nature And Nature's God). What this means is that our Creator-God bestows upon His children who are all the prodigal sons/daughters lost in this, the far country, the Right of FreeWill -- i.e., people have the right to do wrong -- the right to live in sin -- the right to inflict harm upon themselves -- and even the right to take their own life! But no one has the right to force their thinking and lifestyle upon others.
Genuine religious/spiritual people don't attempt to use government to force others to live in accordance with their version of morality -- but rather, to manifest and shine their Light in this world of darkness so that others will come to the Lord. Freedom from state imposed religion means that people have the UnAlienable God-Given Right to live free from the religion of the conservative right, as well as the religion of the liberal-socialist left. And in this our government at present is failing miserably -- so miserably, that the very Laws which have manifest these United States and kept it safe from the insanity of Europe and the rest of the world, will soon turn upon the American People who have permitted themselves to embrace Constitutional Apostasy. Every American should read the article on Laws Of Nature And Nature's God, and learn what it means to be an American before it is too late and we lose our God-Given Fundamental Rights and Freedoms! Every American whether liberal or conservative -- Atheist or religious -- should all join hands and manifest the American Dream of Freedom and Liberty in the lives of all people
Personal Sin VS Collective Sin
Informed Choices VS Blind Belief/Choices
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right!!!
It has been said that Republicans are the proponents of the rich, and don't care about the welfare of the poor. And while it would be very difficult to paint all Republicans in this manner, there is another element to the equation that should be considered. Greed is a personal sin -- and all who are greedy will inherit their own judgment. But the sin against both the children and the unborn is unforgivable -- and those who vote for the abusers of the "little ones" will receive the ultimate judgment. Therefore, while each party is both right and wrong, because the liberals have made war on the unborn, as well as the children and the family, to even cast a vote for a Democrat is a sin against God of the most egregious dimensions.
In the very near future every American will be forced to come to terms with what I write in these massive web-based articles. Why? Because they represent the vision and knowledge of someone who has died many times -- returned many times -- and is able to manifest the higher knowledge and wisdom of man's reality in the words that he writes. Moreover, in the manner of the original disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who were “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416), what I write will be equally rejected by the religious right and the religious left! Why? Because both of these groups lack balance and harmony -- both attempt to view this world through the filters of their manmade doctrines and beliefs -- and both groups are equally out of touch with man's higher reality! And while on spiritual grounds I don't like all the flaws in the Republican Party -- and agree with many of its most vocal critics -- the personal sin of the Republicans in no way is as great as the Democrats who have championed the holocaust of the unborn, the institutionalized destruction of the children, the annihilation of the family, the desecration of womanhood, and the wholesale denial of God-Given Fundamental Rights! And the fact that we are accountable for our actions when it comes time for our accomplishments in this life to be tallied -- and there are no free-passes based upon belief, unbelief, or affiliation -- then what I write as one who has experienced life on both sides of the curtain of life and death is of the utmost importance for all people, and especially Americans, to read. Why? Because I am not attempting to change you in the manner of a preacher who calls sinners to repentance -- but rather, to make you aware of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God that controls all of life here on earth as we understand it. While mankind should be free to make choices, only fools make blind choices! Wise men/women endeavor to become informed -- and then strive to make informed choices in their lives.
At the beginning of our Common Era I lived as Jacob who you call James. At that time I was known as the brother of Yeshua/Jesus, and I was the first and primary leader of the New Covenant Movement known as TheWay (The Way). Because the Church has alienated itself from the spiritual essence of the teachings of Yeshua by virtue of the adoption of manmade doctrines and the living of a heathen lifestyle, many Christians no longer have even a sense of right and wrong. In order to re-establish the original teachings of my brother Yeshua, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other important scriptures were rediscovered and placed in the hands of the Church -- but little has been done with respect to what these writings revealed. In the words of Dead Sea Scroll expert John Allegro, who was at that time a Professor at Manchester University who worked extensively on the scrolls, where he was quoted in the August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine as stating: “The very scholars who should be most capable of working on the documents and interpreting them have displayed a not altogether surprising, but nonetheless curious, reluctance to go to the heart of their matter. The scholars appear to have held back from making discoveries which, there is evidence to believe, may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church. This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers. The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine”. What Prof. Allegro is conveying to us is that Church authorities have rejected what the Hand of God has in fact placed in their hands, because there is no doubt that the essence of Christianity has very little in common with what is commonly believed today. That what Yeshua taught has very little in common with what most Christians today believe, was further demonstrated in the words of biblical scholar A. Powell Davies who warned that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls). What Davies was referring to was the fact that the Church of Constantine so altered the focus of the teachings of the New Covenant, that what we call Christianity today has its doctrinal legacy of birth in the fourth century, and has little in common with the religion that the Son of God revealed to man at the beginning of our Common Era.
Because the people prayed to our Heavenly Father for Truth, Knowledge and Light, my brother Yeshua sent me back into the world to warn the people of the traps that the Evil One has laid to ensnare them. Thus, the life of the children are sacred to the Most High -- the life that is forming in the womb, as well as the "little ones" that must be guided in TheWay. For all life is brought forth by the Spirit and Will of the Father, and the reference to the millstone hung about the neck of those who "offend a little one", can be seen as synonymous with the warning of Yeshua: "Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation" (Mark 3:28-29 NKJ). Thus, among the things I was sent back into the world to warn you about was the holocaust of the unborn and the alienation of the "little ones" by the government schools that sever the child from God! And to warn you who have any part in this satanic plot, of the judgment that is to come!
The Democratic Party is the champions of a woman's right to choose! But what is the choice? The only choice is one of life or death -- and in the same way that "he who lives by the sword will die by the sword", a woman who chooses death for the unborn life that is growing within her, will herself receive the same judgment that she has brought upon her child. Moreover, those who work in the abortion industry of death, as well as those who vote for Democratic politicians who champion the holocaust of the unborn, will themselves be guilty of the same unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit. Those who vote for the death of the unborn, or in any manner support the death of the unborn, will themselves inherit the same fate -- DEATH and JUDGMENT! An unwanted pregnancy can be a terrible thing for a woman, but the answer cannot be the murder of the child who is developing in her womb.
Everyday young, impressionable, and innocent children are indoctrinated into every form of immorality, heathenism, and are alienated from God in our government system of institutionalized public education. Who is responsible for this atrocity? In a free nation we must have freedom of choice with respect to education. And it is not enough that people who can afford to send their children to a private or parochial school have this choice, in these United States All families must have this choice. Presently, the greatest obstacle to school choice is the Democratic Party who must support the Teachers Union -- and put their political alliance with the Teachers Union above the good of the children -- resulting in the denial of Rights with respect to the education of the children.
The secular agenda and very immoral environment of the public schools alienates children from both God and their spiritual essence. And while in a free country parents should have the right to choose that public school alternative, this right of choice that the Democratic Party blocks is denied most families today. In denying parents the Right of Choice, those who support the Democratic Party will themselves be guilty of "...offending one of these little ones" -- and thus, "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea..." (Luke 17:2 KJV).
There is few things in life where people make themselves so vulnerable and accountable as when they cast their vote. The majority of liberal Democrats do not believe in God -- they do not believe that man is accountable to a Higher Power -- they believe they should have the right to define their morality and right/wrong in accordance with the feelings of the moment -- and they lack a reverence for the sacredness of life. To be a Democrat you must not only be spiritually challenged, but you must have severed yourself from any perception of man's higher reality.
It is said that liberal Democrats lack depth of thought -- and this is readily apparent in their inability to perceive right and wrong. As an example, they are unable to pose the question: What will be the implications if God does not share their view on abortion, and that a women's choice is murder? Moreover, even those who vote Democrat have never examined the ramifications of their actions -- i.e., show me another decision in life were we choose sides with murderers, or those who have a reverence for the sacredness of life? Show me another decision in life where the choices are (1) we are able embrace those who teach our children immorality and sever themselves from God; (2) or affirm our American heritage and affirm the need for choice -- choice in the manner that we educate our children? Most people spend their lives working, watching television, and sleeping -- and with respect to choices, few people make such immense choices in their lives as when they cast their vote and choose between life and death -- life and death of the unborn, as well as children who are forced to attend satanic schools that destroy the innocence of the the "little ones" and destine them for lives of depravity and alienation from God. For many Americans, then, their vote is one of the defining aspects of their lives -- it categorizes who they are, and what they stand for.
Now many will say that the greedy Republicans should share their wealth -- and perhaps they are right! But we must remember that most of the elite rich in America are Democrats, and the majority of people who affiliate with the Republican Party are people of religious conscious and standards who refuse to have anything to do with what they consider liberal immorality. And what of the sin of the Republicans who appear to embrace the rich? The Bible is very clear on the subject of materialism -- even blessing the poor, and stating that it is near impossible for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The Bible is also clear that we are not to desire what belongs to our brothers and sisters, and we must be satisfied with our own portion in life. So if we apply biblical standards to Republicans, if it is true that they are greedy, then they will pay the price. But personal greed in no way compares to the depravity of the holocaust of the unborn and the satanic alienation of children from any perception of right/wrong and living a moral and God-Centered life.
And what of the Fundamentalists who want to deprive a woman of the right to choose? The right to choose means that you are of the opinion that either God does not exist -- that the Bible and other sacred writings are in error -- or if you believe that God exists, you are of the opinion that God does not view abortion as murder. And it can also be said that you are betting your life that you know the mind of God better than those who have spent their lives studying the scriptures. And while you can say that the Fundamentalists should not be poking their noses into other people's business, if God views the American holocaust of the unborn in the same manner as the German holocaust of the Jews, then to remain silent when such a horrendous crime is being perpetuated, would in and of itself be a grave sin. And does it mean anything that the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed a woman's right to choose? If God exists, then the Supreme Court findings are only valid when they agree with the Laws and Decrees of our Creator-God. If God does not share the view of the Supreme Court, then agreeing with the Court would be synonymous with agreeing with Hitler and Nazi Germany.
On on July 16, 2002, the California education department issued a memo that stated: In California, home-schooling – a situation where non-credentialed parents teach their own children, exclusively, at home whether using correspondence courses or other types of courses – is not an authorized exemption from mandatory public school attendance." Roberto Casas, director of child welfare and attendance for the Chino Unified School District in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, wrote a letter to homeschooling families which stated: "If your school is conducting a home-schooling program in which children are being instructed exclusively at home by non-credentialed persons, using a correspondence course, or another type of curriculum, it is likely that your school is not in compliance with the requirements of the compulsory school attendance laws of California."
What is important here is to demonstrate that in the most liberal state in the union that is controlled completely by the Democratic Party, we see an attempt by government to interfere with a parents right to choose an educational alternative for their children. Most parents choose to homeschool their children for religious reasons, or to safeguard their children from the immoral depravity of the public schools. Yet, parents are continually met with the greatest resistance to raise their children in a God-Centered manner, by liberal Democrats.
What are the implications? Once again we see that liberal Democrats must either not believe in God, or they believe that God gives the children into the care of the government. And while most of these liberal Democrats will reject the idea that the brother of Yeshua/Jesus could re-enter this world -- or that God would communicate with a person chosen to re-establish the teachings of TheWay -- let me share with you that it should be one of the highest objectives of all parents to not only teach their own children, but they are obligated to raise them up in TheWay of the Lord. Moreover, it should be one of the primary objectives of every clergy to insure that no Christian child is forced to attend a government school!
Homeschool - The Practice of Religion: Children are a sacred element to a Spiritually Ordained Marriage, and precious in the Eyes of God. To give your children over to the state -- and have them reared by non-believers who are often anti-religious and God -- thereby permitting one's children to be immersed in the immorality of our modern culture -- is one of the gravest of sins that will alienate the parents from the Life Hereafter. The Right to educate one's own children in accordance with one's religious beliefs, is an UnAlienable Right that is Guaranteed by the First Amendment. If a parent is unable to home-educate their children, then the next best alternative is a school environment where they will be taught religious fundamentals. The compelling interest and obligation of the state, is to assist the parent in any manner requested. Now if non-believers desire to send their children to government institutionalized schools, then that is their right to do so. But the education of one's child IS the practice of religion -- and as such, it MUST be afforded Constitutional Protection.
A Democrat Agenda
Once understood, there is a Divine Pattern of Creation (see The Divine Marriage), and in every way liberal Democrats are attempting to bring about the destruction of the family environment. In College-level Feminist Studies textbooks, men have been defined as "foreign male objects". Under the guise of not wanting to offend the children of single parent homes, many of the text books used by elementary school students have the father removed from the family environment. In the television and motion picture industry, young girls are encouraged to have out of wedlock children. Such cultural icons as Madonna all have children outside of marriage.
The Feminist movement is solidly Democrat -- which is fundamentally socialist with a Communist Marxist foundation -- and the core of the movement is anti-marriage. Quoting from Marx's Communist Manifesto, which said, "The bourgeois claptrap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting …", we can observe the Democrat, Feminist, Socialist rejection of the traditional marriage and family environment. In her younger days the radical feminist icon Gloria Steinem led the women’s liberation with the phrase: "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle". The image on the right of a fish riding a bicycle became a popular symbol that women put on their T-shirts, flags and other clothing. Feminist author Vivian Gornick wrote: "Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession ... the choice to serve and be protected and plan toward being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn't be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that" (Vivian Gornick, feminist author, University of Illinois, The Daily Illini, April 25, 1981). In the words of Swedish Feminist Barbro Backberger: "The idea that someone should be supported within marriage can never find acceptance in a socialist society. For this reason, marriage, as an institution where one non-working partner is supported, must be abolished, the children should be supported by the state and cared for and/or raised collectively and every adult be self-sufficient." Dr. Mary Jo Bane, Feminist and assistant professor of education at Wellesley College and associate director of the school's Center for Research on Women stated: "In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families, and communally raise them." Feminist leader Sheila Cronan stated the position: "Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women's movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage." Harvard Press author, Feminist Catharine MacKinnon, who in her recent book compares male sexual desire to rape -- whether women consent to sex or not. Expressing what one reviewer called "a whole-hog hatred of men," MacKinnon explains: "What in the liberal view looks like love and romance looks a lot like hatred and torture to the feminist."
Steinem, the famous celebrity feminist, once declared, “We
have to abolish and reform the institution of marriage…By the year 2000 we
will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God…We
must understand what we are attempting is a revolution, not a public relations
failure of left leaning Democrats to propose serious alternatives to family
organization doesn’t mean, of course, that anti-family advocates aren’t
deadly serious about their stated goals. On
the contrary, while their alternatives to family organization may be
ill-considered and intellectually bankrupt, their hostility toward the family is
quite real. Nor does it mean that
their anti-family diatribes should be taken lightly.
Much damage has been caused by ill-conceived and emotionally charged
rhetoric (“Ideas have
consequences,” as the
conservative writer Richard Weaver once said).
after study has shown that children who live in single-parent homes tend to have
more problems -- emotional, educational, and physical -- than children living
with both parents. It is a
well-known statistic, for example, that fully 70% of all prison and reform
school inmates come from fatherless homes.
It is equally well known that instances of abuse in single-parent
households are much higher than in two-parent households.
Children in single-parent households are 77% more likely to be physically
abused and have a 165% greater chance of experiencing physical neglect,
according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study.
And, according to a recent Swedish study, children who are raised in
households with only one parent are more likely to suffer health problems, such
as mental illness and suicide risk, than children raised by two parents.
In order to destroy the foundation of marriage, liberal Democrats are behind the movement to redefine marriage as any two people. They have infiltrated our schools and are teaching our daughters -- confusing them -- turning them against both marriage and God. In the California Supreme Court ruling that permitted second-parent homosexual adoption, one of the dissenting Judges wrote that the ruling opens the door to "new and even bizarre family structures." And while in liberal America, and places such as San Francisco, these groups have a right to exist and live in the manner of their own choosing, they do not have the right to use the Democratic Party and activist judges to export their anti-family culture to every region of America.
African-Americans traditionally vote 90% Democrat. Yet, it was the Republican Party that came into existence for the express purpose of freeing the slaves. It was the Democrats who brought about the Jim Crow laws that inhibited African-Americans. It was the Republicans who backed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And it is the Republicans who have attempted to bring about school choice -- which is badly needed in the black communities. African-Americans basically live in the larger cities -- cities that have been under liberal Democratic control for the last 70 years -- and regardless of all the promises, very little has changed for the majority of blacks. What is the saying: Insanity is when you continue to do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
The Rev. Al Sharpton cautioned the Democratic Party that the patience blacks have for the Democratic party was about at an end. "We must not be in a relationship with a Democratic Party that takes us for granted. We must no longer be the political mistresses of the Democratic Party," Sharpton told the audience attending the first awards banquet for the Central Virginia Business and Construction Association. "A mistress is where they take you out to have fun but they can't take you home to mama and daddy. Either we're going to get married in 2004 or we're going to find some folks who ain't ashamed to be seen with us," he said.
Republicans have long realized that the foremost problem in the black communities is the failing schools that children must attend. Twice President Bill Clinton vetoed a bill that would permit Washington D.C. children to attend a school of their choice, rather than being forced to attend the worst schools in the nation. That African-Americans continue to vote for the Democratic Party that enslaves their children to lives of hell, is an enigma that is simply unexplainable to a rational minded person.
The Rev. Al Sharpton admits that 90% of black Americans are as mistresses and even whores -- and a spiritually disenfranchised people who have made themselves illegitimate. If just the African-Americans were to withhold their vote from the Democrats -- the party of immorality and spiritual depravity -- the Democratic politicians would be forced to re-evaluate their relationship with the Teachers Union, and embrace school choice. By merely withholding their vote, the Democrats could not win another election -- forcing the Democratic Party to become attentive to the needs of African-Americans. It was a Republican who appointed the first black to the Federal Judiciary -- the first woman to the Supreme Court -- and the Republicans will elect an African-American such as Colon Powell or Dr. Condoleezza Rice, long before the Democrats will elect an Al Sharpton or any other black American. Thus, while blacks possess the means to bring change about, they will receive greater judgment for blaming others for their own failures.
While the majority of Christian clergy teach the counterfeit doctrine that believers are saved regardless of the manner the people live, this spurious doctrine is easily proved false. In the warning of Yeshua: "Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation" (Mark 3:28-29 NKJ). In simple analysis, all Christian clergy will state that only believers in Yeshua/Jesus can receive the Holy Spirit -- Evangelical Christians will confirm that only those believers who are Born Again, can receive the Holy Spirit -- and yet, we see the warning of Yeshua/Jesus that those who sin against the Holy Spirit "...never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation." Since only Christians can sin against the Holy Spirit that they receive, there is only one interpretation of the above warning -- i.e., that Christians who sin against the Holy Spirit have no forgiveness and are subject to eternal condemnation!
Yeshua further teaches that not only more is required of Christians, but that believers who do not live in strict accord with the Lord's teachings will receive the greater condemnation: "And that servant who knew his master's will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48 NKJ). Thus, more is expected of a Christian -- and believers who are unfaithful to the teachings of TheWay will "...be beaten with many stripes, while those who do not know the Lord's will, "...yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few."
In our churches today the clergy are preaching that believers are saved regardless of how they live their lives. Many of them attempt to sell Jesus in the manner that an insurance agent sells a policy. Come to Christ, they proclaim, and you will be forgiven regardless of how degenerate and immoral you live. These preachers promote the doctrine that God is a fool -- and that these words spoken by Paul are not true: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting" (Gal 6:7-8 KJV). And in being deceived by their own blind religious leaders, young Christians therefore erroneously believe that they are saved regardless of what they do, and they engage in sex outside of marriage -- and when they become pregnant, they simply get an abortion and don't tell anyone. This is going on throughout the Christian world today -- and it is the clergy who are preaching a counterfeit doctrine that will receive the greatest condemnation.
Even Paul, the Apostle of faith, condemns this spurious doctrine that is being preached today: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin... Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom 6:1-23 KJV).
Over the course of thousands of years I have re-entered into life on earth many times to help others find the Truth and TheWay. In this present life I have entered what people would call the Heavenly Kingdom, and been directed to write specific essential truths to the people. Among the many things I was told to write about was the fact that abortion is a sin against God who expresses Himself through the children. A follower of Yeshua/Jesus does not kill -- they do not kill the unborn -- they do alienate the child from the Living Word of God within them, and thus kill the life in the child -- they do not kill others. Our system of public education is evil -- i.e., it alienates the children from their own higher reality, imbues them with gross immorality, deprives them of a sense of right and wrong, and deprives them of the Life that is within them as their spiritual birthright. And while there is a great deal of confusion among men and women as to what truth is -- and which church or religious philosophy is more correct -- if we judge the system of public education by its fruit, we can easily see that the fruit is rotten to the core. So those who profess to believe in Yeshua/Jesus, are those who know that you don't do what you know is wrong -- i.e., you don't permit Christian children to attend government schools which sever them from their indwelling spiritual nature and teach them to do wrong -- you don't permit young impressionable minds to be programmed by Hollywood and Madison Ave by permitting their thinking to be molded by the television, movies, and the worship of cultural icons such as Madonna, Eminen, and others who embrace the depraved side of man's darker nature.
Belief in Yeshua/Jesus is more than saying a prayer -- singing songs of praise -- going to church. Belief in Yeshua is determined in one's willingness and desire to live a Christ-like life. Those who live in the manner of the unbelievers -- who embrace the lifestyle of the heathen who worship the materialism, sexual and elemental things of this world -- are simply apostates to the Word of God regardless of what they proclaim with their lips. Unless one lives the life of Christ, they have no part of the portion of Christ in this or any world to come after death. Has not Yeshua himself warned believers that while many are called, only a very few are chosen: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:13-23 NKJ). The "narrow gate" that we must enter is within us (see Journey Into The Light). This "narrow gate" that leads to the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21), can only be entered by those who live the life of Messiah/Christ -- as is stated in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ). And the Kingdom is entered by manifesting the teachings of the parable of the sower and the seed in the life of the disciple of Messiah/Christ (see Sower And The Seed).
we have a legion of false prophets who come in sheep's clothing telling the
people that they will go to the Heavenly Glory when they die if they believe, or
say a prayer and call themselves Born Again, these are the doctrines of the
antichrist "...who practice
lawlessness!" -- and as blind guides, lead
the people in the "...broad... way that leads to
destruction". Because the
process of birth into the Kingdom has its parallels in the physical birth into
this world (see You
Must Be Born Again To Enter Into Life).
forgiveness must begin with an acknowledgement of repentance and a contrite
heart, forgiveness must be earned by dedicating one's life to the elimination of
evil. The greatest demonic influence in the life of children today
is in the lack of school choice that permits all children to attend a school
that is in harmony with the religious values and morality of their
parents. The evil is in the morally challenged lifestyle that is
portrayed on the televisions, in the movies, and in the lives of the cultural
icons of our society. This evil is in the Democratic Party which
champions and embraces a philosophy of un-definable standards. Those
who work to remove these evil forces from the live of the child, will themselves
receive much grace and forgiveness. Those who continue to embrace
the organizations that promote the indoctrination of the young into lives of
immorality and lack of standards, are those who "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little
ones" (Luke 17:2
This web site on Law, and the coming destruction of America and the Constitution, is based upon my Spiritual Knowledge and Understanding of the Laws that control life here on earth. On this web site I pay particular attention to the United States and the Constitution, because both myself and the original disciples of Yeshua/Jesus have entered into this world many times in order to bring about changes for the good of mankind. Thus, as a group we entered into life in the 1700's in order to change the course of men's lives in this world, and form a government that was founded upon Spiritual values and structure where freedom, genuine knowledge and wisdom could flourish. As a group, we created a Constitutional form of government where man could draw closer to his own higher spiritual reality. But like the religion which today calls itself Christian, man soon corrupted the foundation of the Constitution in much the same way the Church is corrupted today (see http://ebionite.com/prologue.htm ).
Main Page: The Laws that will end American freedom as we know it.
Part I: The Death Of America And The Constitution
Part II: The Deists and the Laws.
Part III: The Laws - Why does bad things happen to good people?
Part IV: The United States is not a Christian Nation -- nor was it supposed to be socialist or secular.
Part V: The Abridgement Of Self -- Self-Destruction By Politics
|American Heritage Girls was founded in 1995 in West Chester, Ohio by a group of parents wanting a wholesome scouting program for their daughters. These parents were leaders in the Girl Scouts and were disillusioned with the organization when it allowed “flexibility” for the word “God” in the Girl Scout Promise. This, along with other issues, which the parents found unacceptable for their young daughters, was the catalyst for the birth of the organization we have come to know as the American Heritage Girls.||
In violation of the First Amendment, the United States has adopted a religious belief -- a self-evident ipso facto religion based upon Liberal Christian and Secular Humanist religious philosophy. At present, the implementation and practice of this secular ordained religion is inhibiting the free exercise of more genuine expressions and models of religion. The philosophical tenets of this religion is that (1) Man is not accountable to God's Law; (2) That the Laws of man supercede those of God; (3) And that man has the power and authority to define the limitations of freedom and liberty, as well as religion, in accordance with his own needs. In these United States today, a great number of people ignorantly subscribe to all or various parts of this secular religion -- a religion which provides an umbrella under which people ascribing to what appears to be the color and pretense of calling themselves Christian, Jewish and Muslim, exist in a counterfeit manner that is in truth government ordained religion. That others are forced to ascribe to these government religious beliefs, and worship at the altar of spiritual hypocrisy, while others are duped into their acceptance as being valid, is truly the gross suspension of all First Amendment Constitutional Rights!
In the previous article on the foundation of the Constitution (see Constitution), I demonstrated that our forefathers who understood the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, set up a form of government that was intended to evolve the thinking of the people into an understanding of man's Higher Reality -- a Reality that few people comprehend today because of the abrogation and nullification of Essential Constitutional Rights which were correctly declared to be God-Given and UnAlienable. In knowing the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, if the People of American had remained faithful to Constitutional Mandates, then ignorance, poverty, violence and dissension would not exist today. That we have violated the terms of our own Constitutional Charter, and have therefore brought suffering upon the People, is the reason why gross ignorance and folly reigns in place of Reason and Knowledge today.
In the article of Constitutional Foundation, I have portrayed the necessary Pattern of Mind that the framers of our Constitutional form of government knew must be embraced, if man's ultimate potential as the offspring of God is to be attained. I also demonstrated that our present-day movement towards socialism and social-democracy inhibits this Divine Pattern of Mind, and brings about the degeneration of mind that has enveloped our society today.
Secular Religious Belief: Man Is Not Accountable To God's Law: The government of these United States has adopted the (religious) belief that man is not accountable to God's Law. And while by Constitutional Mandate man must be permitted freedom from religion and what is presently referred to as Separation of Church and State, it is also true that religious people must be free from control by secularly ordained powers and inhibitors outside of the respective religions. In the article of the Constitution, I demonstrated that it was not only the Original Intent of our framers of government that for an enlightened nation to exist communities had to be self-governed in accordance with the religion or philosophy of that individual community, but that the right of freedom of association and choice to live in accordance with community-religious standards was considered a self-evident unalienable God-Given Right of all Americans. This UnAlienable Right includes, and is not limited to, the Right to elect politicians and representatives who affirm and maintain religious standards in accordance with each community -- the Absolute Right to educate one's children in accordance with their religious beliefs -- and the Absolute Right to live separate and detached from all influences that conflict with their religious beliefs and accepted community standards.
Modern secular, liberal Christian and Secular Humanist society, all endeavor to actively deny these Constitutional God-Given Rights that were declared UnAlienable. By using the counterfeit mantle of separation of church and state, modern government has continually sought to remove all references to God from every-day life -- has continually forced parents to send their children to government institutionalized schools that destroy the moral and religious foundation of the child -- has forced religious people to support programs that alienate them from the requirements of their respective religions and God -- and through the process of mental homogenization, has forced the People into a state of servitude and spiritual apostasy!
Educational Freedom: In a free state, the people must possess the right to educate their children in accordance with their respective religious beliefs. This Right is being denied most Americans today, because liberal Christianity is a mere tool of the modern Socialistic movement which is attempting to stamp out all moral and religious standards that have anything in common with genuine spiritual beliefs. From a Constitutional perspective, our modern secular system of public education which attempts to homogenize the thinking of the children -- often directly against the religious beliefs of the parents -- is simply UnConstitutional. While secular public education can remain a viable choice, it's present place as the only system open to those who can't afford to send their children to a private or parochial alternative, or homeschool their children, is simply intolerable from a Constitutional perspective. Moreover, that citizens are forced to financially support this secular homogenization of young children against their own religious beliefs, is in and of itself a denial of Constitutional Rights.
At present, our nations children are being indoctrinated into the total abandonment of all moral and spiritual values -- and religious people are being required to finance this abominable rejection of God and the Essence of our Constitution. Freedom requires the Absolute Right of Choice! If a parent desires to send their child to a government school, that is their right. But to force children to attend these secular ordained dens of immorality, and to force religious people to support these spiritually challenged environments as the only available free educational opportunity, is simply so sinful that it is an absolute denial of God and the Constitution!
The Religious Right To Refrain From Entrapment: Part of the Practice of Religion is the freedom not to engage in any activity that would deny one's religious beliefs either in action or by proxy through another, and thus alienate the People from their God. Which means that in order to remain in Constitutional compliance, the Federal Government must be limited to its required role of overseeing interstate commerce and the defense of the Nation (see Constitution). In much the same way, in order for that State Governments of remain in Constitutional compliance, its purpose is to oversee intercommunity commerce and interaction, and maintain peace and order within the respective State. All other rights must be determined by the local community and the people themselves.
The right of the practice of religion means that people are not required to either monetarily or in any other manner support beliefs or practices that are contrary to their own tenets of religious belief and structure. In the same way that the early Christians chose death rather than to worship the emperor, the majority of Christians today worship the emperor without so much as a second thought. And even those who call themselves Fundamentalists are often self-condemned, by virtue of their complacency to the entrapment of their fellow man by the forces of darkness. In the same way that a Quaker and other Christians who claim the right of conscience with respect to their refusal to make war on others, no one who calls themselves a follower of Yeshua/Jesus will even by proxy, permit others to make war on innocent children whether through the public school system -- the corrupt Family Court system -- or the murder of the unborn. Thus, when you embrace the ways of this world by virtue of even your compliance or silence, then you have by proxy worshiped the emperor, and will be held accountable for your denial of God!
Suicide Through Abortion Funding: While the Supreme Court has demonstrated that it has the power to declare a woman's right to kill her unborn fetus, the Court does not have the right to force religious people of conscience to support the murder of the unborn. Quoting NARAL which purports to be the pro-choice voice of America: "The promise of Roe v. Wade remains unfulfilled for many minority and low-income women who face problems accessing reproductive health services... The federal ban on Medicaid funding for abortion means low-income women often forgo necessities like food for their families to pay for abortions... Once again, your opposition to Miguel Estrada and Priscilla Owen paid off. So far, anti-choice legislators failed to muster the necessary votes to overcome opposition to nominees hostile to the right to choose. We owe much of that success to you. But Bush, Karl Rove and friends continue to try to bias the courts with anti-choice judicial nominees. This is a major factor in our mobilization efforts, and our new report documents the reasons to be concerned: our study showed that judges appointed by anti-choice Presidents are four times more likely to rule against a woman's right to choose than other judges... NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion."
But what is being required in the above? It is one thing for the Court and government to defend a woman's right to choose -- even if that choice is her own spiritual death and demise. But quite another thing for the Court and government to require people of (religious/spiritual) conscience to condemn themselves to the same horrific fate! The genuine followers of Yeshua/Jesus can have absolutely no part in the death of the unborn! In the same way that the defense of the Germans at Nuremberg that they were only following orders was rejected by the court, so too will all people's defense that they were powerless to stop the American holocaust of the UnBorn. What Nuremberg confirms is that government does not have the right to absolve it's people from the crimes said government ordains, and that only active disobedience can absolve the people. That the government and courts of the United States have affirmed that it is in their view a woman's right to kill her child in the womb, in no way requires people of conscience to be complacent in this crime, and thereby have blood on their hands.
Yeshua/Jesus did not come to promote belief in the Messiah/Christ - neither did he come to promote the worship of Messiah/Christ - Yeshua/Jesus came to teach the people TheWay to become Messiah/Christ, and fulfill the vision of a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation of Anointed (Messiah/Christ) Disciples who are set aside for the service of the Most High God that Yeshua taught was the Father of all of mankind. The path of TheWay could not be walked by many Jews because they were carnal in their perception of the Law (Torah), and could not use the Key of Knowledge to open the inner door to the Kingdom. In like manner, the majority of the Roman and Greek followers who were too Pagan to embrace the teachings of Yeshua, were not interested in a life of genuine change and spiritual transformation, so they made Jesus their God so they didn't have to pick up their own cross and follow in TheWay. Thus, the Church itself betrayed and crucified Messiah/Christ when it immersed itself in the way of the heathen, and worshiped the messenger instead of imitating the pattern and example that Yeshua set as the required standard for all those who called upon the name of the Lord. The Good News is that once you understand and are willing to live in accordance with the Original teachings of the New Covenant, the Promise is that you will Know the Truth for yourself as you are permitted entrance into the Kingdom within you (Lk 17:20-21).
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The below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life. The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian movement of TheWay. In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21). It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.
The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’"
Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"
As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness. But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21).
|The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many all James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity. I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.|
The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!
Gate Of Eden - Why were the Disciples and followers of Yeshua vegetarian? Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law? Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians? The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life. And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us. The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.
The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.
The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.
TheWay of the Nazirene Rings HomePage: This is the Ring Home page of TheWay of the Nazirene. It will provide you with a listing of all the Nazirene Rings, and a brief description of the importance of walking in The Way and entering the Kingdom of God before physical death occurs. Come visit and learn the essence of the teachings of Jesus/Yeshua that were lost by the institutionalized church.
The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body. Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!
Being Of Light: Who are we? What are we? From where have we come? What is our destiny? To the demise of those who read these words, only a handful of people today can answer these all-important crucial questions correctly! The rest dwell under the cloud of unknowing -- and if you think you are the person whose reflection you see in the mirror, then you are a stranger to your true self and have made yourself part of the illusion of this world. With great wisdom Yeshua/Jesus is quoted in The Books of the Savior, also known as Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom): "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light."
Alternate New Age
Our Constitutional forefathers were Deists who understood the necessity for freedom and the right to live in a segregated community with like minded people. That we have permitted government to homogenize our thinking, and deny our fundamental rights, has alienated us from the knowledge of our true higher spiritual reality.
The Didache (a.k.a. "The Teaching of the Apostles
Section 2.2: "...thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill them when born,..."
|Barnabas: "You shall not kill either the fetus by abortion or the new born" (Letter of Barnabas, circa 125)|
|Anon: writing circa 135 CE in The
Apocalypse of Peter:
say that women who induce abortions are
murderers, and will have to give account of it to God. For the same person, would not regard the child in the womb as a living being and therefore an object of God's care and then kill it.... But we are altogether consistent in our conduct. We obey reason and do not override it." -(Petition to Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE), circa 150 CE)
|Clement of Alexandria: (? - 215 CE) "Our whole life can go on in observation of the laws of nature, if we gain dominion over our desires from the beginning and if we do not kill, by various means of a perverse art, the human offspring, born according to the designs of divine providence; for these women who, if order to hide their immorality, use abortive drugs which expel the child completely dead, abort at the same time their own human feelings." Paedagogus 2|
|Tertullian (circa 155 - 225 CE): "...we are not permitted, since murder has been prohibited to us once and for all, even to destroy ...the fetus in the womb. It makes no difference whether one destroys a life that has already been born or one that is in the process of birth." 4|
|St. Hippolytus (circa 170-236 CE): "Reputed believes began to resort to drugs for producing Sterility and to gird themselves round, so as to expel what was conceived on account of their not wanting to have a child either by a slave or by any paltry fellow, for the sake of their family and excessive wealth. Behold, into how great impiety that lawless one has proceeded, by inculcating adultery and murder at the same time." "Refutation of all Heresies" 9:7|
|Minicius Felix (a Christian lawyer; circa 180 - 225 CE): "Some women take medicines to destroy the germ of future life in their own bodies. They commit infanticide before they have given birth to the infant" 5|
|St. Basil the Great (circa 330 - 379 CE): "She who has deliberately destroyed a fetus has to pay the penalty of murder...here it is not only the child to be born that is vindicated, but also the woman herself who made an attempt against her own life, because usually the women die in such attempts. Furthermore, added to this is the destruction of the child, another murder... Moreover, those, too, who give drugs causing abortion are deliberate murderers themselves, as well as those receiving the poison which kills the fetus." Letter 188:2|
|St. Ambrose: (339 to 397 CE) "The poor expose their children, the rich kill the fruit of their own bodies in the womb, lest their property be divided up, and they destroy their own children in the womb with murderous poisons. and before life has been passed on, it is annihilated." 6|
|St. John Chrysostom (circa 340 - 407 CE): "Why sow where the ground makes it its care to destroy the fruit? Where there are many efforts at abortion? Where there is murder before the birth? For you do not even let the harlot remain a mere harlot, but make her a murderer also. You see how drunkenness leads to whoredom, whoredom to adultery, adultery to murder; or rather something even worse than murder. For I have no real name to give it, since it does not destroy the thing born but prevents its being born. Why then do you abuse the gift of God and fight with His laws, and follow after what is a curse as if a blessing, and make the place of procreation a chamber for murder, and arm the woman that was given for childbearing unto slaughter?" Homily 24 on Romans|
|St. Jerome (circa 342-420 CE): "They drink potions to ensure sterility and are guilty of murdering a human being not yet conceived. Some, when they learn that they are with child through sin, practice abortion by the use of drugs. Frequently they die themselves and are brought before the rulers of the lower world guilty of three crimes: suicide, adultery against Christ, and murder of an unborn child." Letter 22:13|
|Tertullian circa 160-240 CE:
Statements by groups:
|The Didache (also known as "The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles") dates from the first half of the second century CE. It states: "Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion." (2:2) It also says that "The Way of Death is filled with people who are...murderers of children and abortionists of God's creatures." (5:1-2)|
|The Epistle or Barnabas, circa 125 CE: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor more than thy own life. Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion." 19:5|
|The Apocalypse of Peter circa 135
|The Synod of Elvira, held in Spain in 306 CE: "If a woman becomes pregnant by committing adultery, while her husband is absent, and after the act she destroys the child, it is proper to keep her from communion until death, because she has doubled her crime." Canon 63.|
|The Synod of Ancyra, held in 314 CE, condemned abortion. The penalty was 10 years of penance|
|The Apostolic Constitutions (circa 380 CE) allowed abortion if it was done early enough in pregnancy. But it condemned abortion if the fetus was of human shape. "Thou shalt not slay the child by causing abortion, nor kill that which is begotten. For everything that is shaped, and his received a soul from God, if slain, it shall be avenged, as being unjustly destroyed." 7:3|