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Why America is in perpetual war

by Bob Livingston

Humanity has been cannon fodder in concocted wars and revolutions for millennia. Anywhere you look it is still going on today.

The strategy for authoritarianism throughout the ages is to divide and conquer. Now listen! All “public forums” are presented as opposing sides, or opposing politics, or opposing theology or opposing morality.

What few of us ever discern is that the good guys and the bad guys are the same guys? The good politicians and the bad politicians are the same politicians. The good religion and the bad religion is the same religion.

“All the world is a stage.” — Shakespeare.

What I am writing here will challenge your mind and test your discernment.

Mass deception is always created by authoritarianism by dividing issues between two evils. It is the nature of man to choose sides in politics and in religion. Many millions have paid for this with their lives.

Not one in a million looks for the likeness or sameness of issues. We do not look for the essential ingredient common to all politics and religion. We never hold the master key that would set us free above humanity. That essential ingredient does exist. That master key does exist; however, we never see it because we never suspect that it exists.

To find the essential ingredient and the master key to all politics and religion would be the end of tyranny in our world. Authoritarianism could no longer deceive us by dividing issues between the same evil.

There is a mathematical and spiritual certainty that can liberate the mind from created myths. It is the axiom that, “Things that are equal to the same thing are equal to each other.” An axiom is a self-evident and universal law.

We cannot escape authoritarianism until our intellect overpowers spiritual and political deception. Eventually we get the great revelation that politics and religion are more alike than they are different. This is the master key and the essential ingredient. This is the key to understanding.

One of the great deceptions of our time involves a false interpretation of Genesis 12 and the belief in premillennialism. This is the basis and pretext upon which Americans support wars in the Middle East and why they will not end.

I explained the false doctrine of apocalypticism and the false interpretation of the promise to Abraham in great detail in “Israel, ISIS and the end of days.” I encourage you to read it for full understanding.

Briefly, the Christian’s belief that the modern-day physical nation of Israel is somehow special comes from Genesis 12:1-3, when God told Abraham:

“Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (ESV)

God gave Abraham three promises: A great nation, the land of Canaan and through his offspring (seed), all nations would be blessed. But the promise to Abraham and his descendants was conditional on obedience. He made the Israelites (Abraham’s descendants) a great nation, but they forfeited it through their disobedience. God scattered them to winds. He gave them the land of Canaan, but they forfeited it with disobedience (See Nehemiah 1:7-8, Hosea 8). Their lack of obedience caused them to lose the land forever, as Christ told them would happen when they rejected him (Matthew 21:33ff) and fulfilled with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 AD. And the seed promise was fulfilled through Christ (See Isaiah 42:1, 6-7; 43:5-7, 44:1-5; 49:6, Galatians 3, 6:13-16).

So who are Abraham’s offspring and heirs to the promise? It is those who are of Christ — God’s true Israel, not some modern-day Israel nation created by the United Nations by rooting out the area’s occupants in 1948. Nor is it some future apocalyptic physical Israel kingdom of God. God’s kingdom is spiritual, not physical, and it was established on the Day of Pentecost.

The very first reference to “Israel” in the New Testament is applied to Jesus. It is Jesus who would be the “shepherd of my people Israel” (Matthew 2:6, quoting Micah 5:2). It would be through Jesus on the cross that God would “give help to Israel his servant” (Luke 1:54; see also 1:68-79). Simeon, who was looking for the “consolation of Israel,” would find it in Jesus Christ. Jesus would save the Gentiles and “your people Israel”(Luke 2:25, 32, 34). The Hebrew writer in chapter 2:14-17 describes the saved as “the seed of Abraham.” (NKJV)

The false belief by Christians that God’s promise remains to unbelieving Jews and that they deserve a nation-state supported at all costs and through all measures by the U.S. ignores Holy Scripture and God’s final punishment on the Jews through the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. It’s also the basis for the growth of Zionism.

America has been involved in a shooting war in the Middle East since at least Jan. 17, 1991, when the aerial bombardment of Iraq began in order to drive Saddam Hussein’s army out of Kuwait. An entire generation of Americans has become adults without ever seeing or knowing of a time when their country was at peace. And there is diminishing hope they will ever see peace in their lifetime.

The U.S. government has as much a slavish devotion to Zionism as it does to war. And its propaganda machine, aided by the teaching of fundamentalist Christian preachers, has created a slavish devotion to it among the people. U.S. imperialism, the corporatocracy and Zionism dominate the U.S. foreign policy decisions of the past 50-plus years, hence the wars of the past quarter century.

But modern Zionism has nothing to do with Jews or Judaism. Therefore, criticism of Zionism is not anti-Semitism, though Zionists have long used the claim of anti-Semitism to quell all criticism. There are Jews who are not Zionists, and there are Zionists who are not Jews.

Americans have not only come to accept war, they’ve come to love it. Christians, it seems, particularly love it, because they advocate for the wholesale slaughter of Muslims who they’ve been taught want to wipe out Israel and then come for America.

The mainstream propaganda media has done such a good job dehumanizing all Muslims that Americans give no consideration to the innocents America slaughters in its strikes on villages and towns to kill the jihadists. They’ve come to believe as Union General Philip Sheridan who justified his slaughter of Indians with:

“If a village is attacked and women and children killed, the responsibility is not with the soldiers, but with the people whose crimes necessitated the attack.”

Religious convictions, regardless of what myths they may be founded upon, become blinders to logic and reason. Modern religions and cults with all their pomp, regalia and ceremony have the identical purpose of the old witch doctors. That is the control of the mind of man and his enslavement for the benefit of the leaders of organized religion and the political establishment. Religion is the perfect crime. It extracts the spiritual allegiance and substance of its adherents.

Religious tradition includes all organized religion, all religious subdivisions under Christian pretenses and all cults and secret orders. Though their outer appearances appear different and diverse and even antagonistic, they all radiate from the same inspiration. All lead men and women into spiritual deception and slavery.

A note of caution: Set apart from the religious superstitions of the world is gospel Christianity which is based on the ultimate individuality above all political and spiritual collectivism. There is only a remnant who are spiritual beneficiaries of sovereign grace. The millions of professing Christians have fallen to the deception of the organized church and so have become integrated into the religious and political evil of authoritarianism. Evil is evil if we can remove its shroud and discern its spirit. The reward is freedom of the human spirit from political and spiritual manipulation.

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