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As a Christian with the many flaws that would make me not really a Christian, I am fighting for liberty, but at this point I

really feel I am not fighting for liberty at all to extend a free world. I feel I am fighting to expose all before the Second Coming of the Lord.

When I joined this site about 6 years ago plus some now, I wanted so bad to save this place, this world. As I learned with the help of you all the deepest darkest corruptions of this world, the mud beneath the surface, I got a flier in the mail about two years into my awakening. It stated what is going on in this world, free seminar. I was thinking, man this must be come to our so called free seminar and pay for the Alaskan cruise at the end. I literally waited 15 minutes before it started saying I am not going, but I went.

There I met a man named Fritz Krieger, and he started talking about the Bible. Heck, he even handed me a free Bible, I was like what the heck is this? He was one of the most intriguing people I have met in my life. I ended up staying for the weeklong seminar, and it took me deeper down the rabbit hole, I started looking beyond the politics of things and started looking at the spiritual side of things in all of this.

We often chatted about conspiracy theories as he decided to try and build a church foundation here. He was a vegetarian, a vegan actually. My family broke bread with him and his family, our whole church family grew, I met a lot of people who were on the political side of this who found the spiritual battle side of it all, and constantly poked at them for answers to it all.

Long story short, the church never came to total fruition, and some thorns came into the mix, and Fritz ended up leaving to run a church in Colorado. Since then though, he and I remain friends, not to get too deep but a rogue member ended up marrying his daughter and the guy was no good, he pretended to be good, but he was not, he prayed on her innocence, and all fell apart except all came together.

A libertarian Christian is a rough road, as one, I have to believe this place will not get better, for if I did, I would not be following what the Bible says is to come. It does not mean I will strive with you all to bring truth, but my goal is different and the same at the same time.

I just don't wait for liberty to come from man, I wait for it to come from the Lord. I pray you will all and myself be found worthy in the end in the eyes and heart of God.

I have no guarantee, I am as low as anyone, but I seek real liberty, not from man.

God bless you all.

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As a Christian, I'm very

As a Christian, I'm very skeptical of "last days" predictions because I learned a very powerful lesson in the 70's as a young man. I became serious about believing in Christ when I was a senior in HS (1969-70). At that time Hal Lindsey was promoting his theories about the "last days" and he published "The Late Great Planet Earth". The book was riveting and fantastic. It very clearly explained how the current events tied into the middle east and how the USSR was the "Great Bear" swooping down through Afganistan and how they are poised to strike Israel and how the temple was only a year away from being built - yada yada yada... It was riveting and fantastic... it was also quite WRONG! I was hooked though and was preparing (mentally at least) for the end. I lived near Portland Oregon and I told my wife's family how that "new" bridge they had scheduled for completion in a couple of years would not be finished before Christ returned (dummy me). Of course the bridge has been finished now for some 40 years and they are dead but I remember that day well. I will not be fooled so easily again...

Beware the cult of "government"...

I find it much easier

to sit back and watch it unfold. The story will follow the story line, but there's no point in guessing or following those who claim to know. aka guessing

None of this should keep us from our daily lives, preparations, and education of others and ourselves. Our understanding of time, and the Big Man's actual time, do not jive. They are definitely not one in the same. Don't stress about these things, enjoy your life, teach your children, and anyone who will listen. Pass on knowing that you have taught them well, and know that they too will be diligent in following the narrow path set before them.

Your simply making it hard on yourself.

Freedom means you get to believe what you wish. Your turning it into something that you are struggling with. You struggle with the state, not freedom to believe what you believe.

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If you were born

the way you were/are meant,then how can you call it flawed?
If you are a christian,as you claim,then how can you question the one who created you?
Your faith teaches god can do no wrong,so,doesn't it stand to reason that
your god cannot create anything flawed?
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If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Christianity and my conscience lead me to the same conclusion.

Treat others as you would like to be treated.Treat others with goodwill,kindness,compassion,forgiveness and mercy.Admit and repent of your mistakes and the wrong things you have done ,said, and thought.Swallow your pride and let your conscience be your guide to truth and to what is right or wrong.That is what being a Christian and following Christ means to me.To me,it has nothing to do with religious denominations.With all due respect,if you consider yourself a follower of Christ(Christian)I cannot see any good in putting yourself in religious categories such as catholic,protestant,mormon,Jehovah's witness etc.
If you are atheist and reading this,please hear me out..While I can see many wrongs in myself,others,organized religions and political power structures,I honestly cannot see any wrong in Christ and making the effort to follow His example which rings true to my conscience.Even if you don't believe in God,does it not make sense to live by these principles anyway?(See above)Can we at least agree to unite behind and promote those principles,including liberty and non-aggression,whether we believe in God or not?We know our conscience is real,whether we believe in God or not.Conscience being defined as our inner sense of right and wrong,good and evil,better or worse,fair or unfair and just or unjust.
Here is what I think would be the best way to unite behind and promote said principles:
If we had a large enough amount of people in America and the world united behind our shared principles, and demanded strict adherence to said principles over politics or parties,then the politicians would truly have to represent us or find themselves out of a job and irrelevant.

We can make progress every single day if we focus on winning hearts and minds. Here is a suggestion on how to do it: We get one or two great short ads/videos that promote our shared values of truth, freedom, and peace. Just picture a short video explaining why we should bring our troops home, have sound money, cut taxes and spending, balance the budget, end the drug war and give power to the individual while promoting the golden rule,the non-aggression principle and voluntary humanitarian help to our fellow man.

Then we have a money bomb only to DIRECTLY purchase airtime for said ad/video. We vote with our dollars on which video is best.Then we have a "time bomb"(lol) where we all donate our time and focus our efforts spreading the video on facebook, twitter, youtube etc. Keeping it front page on the DP would surely help. Imagine if for a period of time, let's say a month, the front page of Daily Paul was dedicated to an effort to spread a video that promoted all the principles we share. The video could also include a link or mention of DP and/or a dedicated website sending new people there to join in the effort. Then we fine tune our efforts to make sure we are winning people over. And as long as we see it is working, we NEVER stop.
While commercials for politicians become obsolete,the principles of truth,freedom,peace,non-aggression and goodwill will NOT become obsolete.I do not think a reasonable person would argue against the statement that the more people we have united behind these principles,the better.Therefore,does this idea not make sense?

With the "time bomb" method, we could make our message go viral on the internet, nationwide and worldwide, without asking people for money. With the right videos and a united effort by us, I am convinced this would work. In my opinion, this is how we win.

Anyone got a better idea? I'm all ears.

(here is the link to a former post suggesting this idea) http://www.dailypaul.com/275394/michaelplease-consider-this-...

Right there with ya tog -here's a little scriptural undergirding

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.....

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.

1 Corinthians 1:19-20
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

2 Timothy 3:1-7 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables...

John 15:18-22 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

I recognize that boat you are in.

I absolutely do not believe that the people will wake up and demand that things be made right. I also don't believe that we in America are the only ones that count. When it comes down to it, whether we are talking about the political side of things, or the spiritual side of things, we are talking about individuals and a bunch of them. We have hope for the future, but I'm also a realist and know that we are falling farther behind every single second of every single day.

So while we work towards liberty and educating those around us, we must stay vigilant with The Word. There are many instances where the actions of good people have actually changed the outcome that God had planned. I hope for the best, work to help bring the best to fruition, yet we plan for the absolute worst. What else can you do?

None of this makes much sense I'm sure. :)

Makes absolute sense

to the "spiritual man".

With Ron Paul, I suspended disbelief (in man) for 8 years...now I'm back to reality and figure if the Truth didn't work, nothing will.

Gathering in "the Remnant" is what we're left with (and maybe what we were "'accidentally' doing politically" all along anyway).
???

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Right on..

Ron Paul mentioning 'The Remnant', and the way it was used, is what really made me hang on and hang out. I'm with you there.

Yep,

he knew what he was saying.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

You do know

you can't save anyone, right? That's strictly by the power of God's Spirit. But you can be used as a vessel for glory - sharing the Truth. I just read an awesome booklet by Watchman Nee called The Latent Power of the Soul. Very appropriate for the times we live in.

It can be found here: http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/nee/5f00.0634/5f00.063...

I am going to read this little book by Nee next, The Release of the Spirit. http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/nee/5f00.0638/5f00.063...

I don't think we really understand or fully appreciate who we are as disciples of Christ. There is no self-help, self-esteem methods. Die to self, live for Christ.

Essentially when we are born from above (born again, saved) we are indeed new creatures in Christ and truly we no longer live but Christ lives in us. Our walk has to be by the power of God's Spirit in us and not by our efforts AT ALL. This is imperative and the only way to live this life abundantly in Christ Jesus. You don't need a man to lead you - only the Holy Spirit Who Jesus sent to teach, comfort and guide. Godly fellowship is wonderful if you can find it.

Use Nee's teaching as a guide - seek the Truth by reading God's Word and through prayer. His Spirit alone will lead you.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

You are on the right road when

realized, rightfully so, that freedom or liberty does not come from man. Now you have to answer, freedom from what and for what. Once you understand that then you will indeed be free.

You are so close to freedom

It sounds like you are looking for freedom. All you have to do is realize that your preacher friend and all the other con-men pushing their fairy-tales are contributing to the problem.

The "end of times" has been upon us dozens of times in the last century if you listen to various Christians. Every ten years some yahoo makes $millions "interpreting" scriptures - again - to show how persecuted Christians are and how it is the end of the road, etc.... Despite the fact that we live in the most religious nation on Earth and are almost exclusively Christian - Christians are somehow persecuted and tortured by 10% of the population....ridiculous.

Since the 50's the Neocon banksters have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the born-again cults and mega-churches and Christian media, etc... It was they in 1954 that put "In God We Trust" on Federal Reserve notes of debt and into the Pledge of Allegiance to remove trust in the Constitution. It is the Neocons/Christian leaders that twisted history to defeat Barry Goldwater. It is all to make you a servant of the state and trust the "Republican" side of the polit bureau.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Actually

the Catholic Church is leading the charge with the United Nations to merge us all under one god. Not one god, but one God. If you take time to study the spiritual aspect of all of this, you will realize that Christianity is under total attack in the world, even by prominent religious leaders. The Pope spoke at the UN calling for a New World Order and yet people cannot still seem to connect it to the Bible. One world religion under the UN, dun, dun, dun, seems alot like what Revelations says will happen. The political side of this is all connected to the spiritual side. The Quran states that Jesus is not the Son of God, yet we watch the pope kiss the Quran and state we all worship the same God? I find it very easy to connect the spiritual side to this and find that the political side of it all only reaffirms and increases my belief in God. It seems so obvious to me at this point.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Duh?...

Isn't that the goal of every religion? To convince others that they worship the "one god"? Millions have been violently killed for that reason.

And, don't you think you worship the "one true god"? Who's god did we kill a million little brown children for? I thought it was the Christian god because those Mooslems worship a false one.

And to be fair, the Quran doesn't "state" that Jesus is "not" the son/sun of a god, it just says he is a great prophet.

And, as usual, you pull out the "not a true Christian" fallacy.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Me thinks thou doth protest too much Mohusk

I did not downvote your opinion but:

You may not like it but I hold out hope you are "dallying among us believers a lot" because you are meant to be a believer but have not arrived yet. It's what I think/hope of all atheists/agnostics that are "ensnared" by the truth and light they found in Ron Paul('s heart).

I hope you don't feel accosted by my hope, I am not meaning to belittle but actually relay what I feel in my heart.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Sorry, but no. And it is quite insulting to say that.

But, I am very used to it, so I'll just brush it off. I spend my entire life "dallying" among religious people, and it makes no difference to me. We live in the most religious nation on Earth, it is impossible not to.

I might be Ron Paul's biggest fan. But, the awakening to his political philosophy is much more akin to the American Enlightenment, which was very non-religious (Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, etc...). Most enlightenment movements throughout the world are that way, and usually a response to the use of religion to put "rulers" in place and take their liberty.

You can hope and pray all you like, I have no problem with that. Just know that there is zero chance of that happening. I was a Christian, studied the Bible, went on prayer retreats, etc... I know all I need to on the subject.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

I've seen you a good bit in these type convos

why even bother shaking your fist at God? Why invest?

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

You misunderstand

I'm not shaking my fist. Nor, is there a god to shake at. It is a normal reaction when someone has a different view to assume violence or threat. Usually people ask "What happened, why are you angry?". I'm not angry. Nothing bad happened to me. My very Christian family is lovely and wonderful people who love me. I just do not see a justification or any evidence for believing in a deity.

As to why I comment, why not? Just because you have an overwhelming amount of the population agreeing with you, doesn't give you immunity from criticism. That is the problem with the idea of mob rule, or democracy as they say in the liberal circles. The OP was discussing understanding freedom, I was merely contributing my side of that discussion and my understanding of how religion is used as a anesthetic.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Just because you can't see something...

Just because you can't see something, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Christians ARE persecuted, you just don't see it. Why? because there are very few true Christians left. Many who claim to be are lying. To be a Christian is to be persecuted and live with it, this is a huge part of being baptized, we accept our fate. So what does it mean what Christians are not being persecuted? I learned from a very young age, only the most religious are attacked.

When your life is in shambles, and/or your doing ungodly things, nothing happens, but when you are straight and narrow, a true man of God, you are under attack constantly. This is why most people who don't believe will never believe, they are never threatened, they don't know about what happens spiritually. Throughout my life I have been attacked by demons more than once, many of my friends claim the same. Even able to describe the exact same thing that attacked us in perfect detail.

For an example everyone here can probably understand, when judgement is upon a nation, God always divides his people from the rest. The best example is Truth. The Bible makes the assertion that all Truth comes and ends with God, because Truth is God. How many times have you spouted truth and no one, including Christians, will listen? To me, to deny Truth is to deny God, and many Christians today just don't get that.

I love everyone of our members in the Liberty Movement, even those who do not believe, because they do God's work after the majority of Christians refused to do so. The Bible also says God will use unbelievers when he has to so, this is not news to me.

The biggest problem with Christians today, is they were fed the lie that simply believing in Christ = salvation, and while that is true to an extent, the use it as an excuse to be lazy and complacent. I moved to AR 3 years ago, and my very religious grandmother told me "I don't have to worry about studying because even if I make mistakes, I know I am going to heaven." This was in regards to her looking at the facts between Santorum/Romney and Ron Paul on foreign policy. She denied Truth, to me, that is no different than denying God. She would even get to the point, that she didn't want to hear it, it was angering her and I know I can be aggressive, but with them I wasn't, I simply kept giving them new materials to look at whenever I found something that excited me. I could see the hate filling her heart, the contempt she had for truth. She was being placed on the side AGAINST God as he divided the nation, that is what truth does to people. She has since changed, but that's the mentality we are working with.

There is far more truth to really discuss, I know without a doubt that God exists, and this battle is an age old spiritual one, whether you believe or not is up to you.

Just don't forget, we are all one in Liberty friend, just know that Christians who are actually acting like Christians, are more "few and far between" than you think. Christ himself said he spoke in riddles because true believers would understand him anyway, pretenders will never understand truth when it is hidden, their eyes, ears, and hearts are closed.

Mathew 13:11,13-14
He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand."

In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.'"

The "True Christian" Fallacy....Again and Again

"To be a Christian is to be persecuted and live with it" --- Right.....the poor suffering 85% of the population that runs the government, is protected from criticism, and enjoys the power of the military to kill little brown Mooslem children. Please.....

"Throughout my life I have been attacked by demons more than once, many of my friends claim the same. Even able to describe the exact same thing that attacked us in perfect detail." --- This is not unusual. Many religious cults throughout the world have the same claim. It is conditioned response. Similar experiences doesn't make them true, it just means there is a common core of brain function. For instance, alien abduction stories are often the same, does that make them true? I say no, it is actually a deep REM memory of being born in a hospital.

"The Bible also says God will use unbelievers when he has to so, this is not news to me." --- Well...what an A--hat.

"He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them." --- Well, how convenient...create "believers" that know the secrets and others that don't and pit them against each other in an immoral game of chess. Again, what an A--hole. Your god is a filthy immoral prick.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

The US is not the most religious.

That distinction belongs to Thailand, and Mexico. Secondly if you think he believes in fairy tales why do you care ? What makes you so damned righteous that you're the the architect of the system.

If religion was false it would of been gone a long time ago. I was an atheist for 23 years. I gave it up for love. Being an atheist is a lot of being a person with a broken heart. You didn't give yourself a chance to find god - you did the same as ever other 14 year old that knows everything.

I can name 10-20 people alive that are geniuses and yet religious. Two of which are the most accomplished in their field in the world. (Craig Venter, George Church - Head of Harvard Genetics)

"The ease I find folly in my enemies religion should make me question my own." Mark Twain.

Here is NYU's head of the psychology department, and why he thinks people BECOME atheist. (now, yes) (Paul C. Vitz - Jewish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN53Txg-xhk

Also why is it Jews are awarded almost 23% of the nobel prizes and yet are highly religious and only .02% of the worlds population. Who's dumb now?

Nope, Sorry.

Thailand and Mexico have the highest percentage of people that attend churches/events. The US has the highest number of people that have superstition - whether Christian or Wiccan or Psychics.

"What makes you so damned righteous that you're the the architect of the system." -- That was just stupid. I am not the architect of anything.

"I was an atheist for 23 years. I gave it up for love." -- No, you were never an atheist. That stunt gets pulled a lot. I can see through your deception.

"Being an atheist is a lot of being a person with a broken heart" -- Nope, that's how I knew you were never and atheist. It has nothing to do with anger, or fear, or being sexually assaulted. Most free-thinkers just see reality.

"I can name 10-20 people alive that are geniuses and yet religious." -- I couldn't give 2 Sh*ts less. I can name the opposite. Intelligence has nothing to do with truth or beliefs. I have no problem conceding that very religious people can also be highly intelligent. That is a fallacy.

"Also why is it Jews are awarded almost 23% of the nobel prizes and yet are highly religious and only .02% of the worlds population. Who's dumb now?" -- I disagree with your percentage, but I don't care. That is an apples to oranges fallacy.

I will admit I didn't watch the video. Of course people in the most religious nation on Earth "become" atheist. That is just a stupid topic.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Why do you even post on the topic?

This post has nothing to do with Republicans vs Democrats. Since the OP didn't go into specifics I can't say as to his actual beliefs but if you had any clue then you would know that TRUE CHRISTIANS make up a very small portion of the population and we are persecuted every day by your filthy world.

It has only gotten worse and will get worse but only for those who reject the worldly immorality and corruption that liberals like you wallow in.

The "True Christian" Fallacy

Every Christian believes they are the "True Christians". My family is devoted Catholics, they believe they are the true believers, if you are not Catholic then by your logic you are not "true", so why should I listen to you?

Please describe the "persecution" you have suffered. I'll cut to the chase, if you describe anything that goes against the Constitution your views are null and void.

Lastly, I am far from being a liberal. That is the type of robot response I expect however. Collectivists always lump everyone who disagrees with their world-view into one group. I am an Ayn Rand, Ron Paul, Goldwater, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson libertarian.

I was talking about freedom.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Sounds good to me.

Logical too. Your quest for solutions, quest for war, quest for peace, all one path. Ultimately to have peace, wouldn't we have to become peaceful ourselves?

There are fire inspectors, fire safety officers, firemen and others, each of who's job it is to prevent things from burning. Each of them knows a different way but which one saves more lives? Which one makes more not-burning happen? Rather hard to quanify a negative eh?

The fireman might say he's the only one that fights fires because when they happen, the others are supposed to evacuate along with everybody else but they will say that they prevent fires from happening in the first place.

The stone mason wipes his brow and laughs and says "what I build does not burn".

The conductor signals to the engineer that this train of thought can leave the station.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Keep persevering

Thanks for sharing, it was like an open heart letter.

At times I think about it too in various ways as recorded here http://relate4ever.com/ronpaul-religion

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Just like a bank robber...

The devil hangs out in churches.
Because that's where the God oriented souls are.

Satan's job is to do anything he can to distract souls from focusing on God. Period.

Because as a believer in God all you're required to do is focus (come to know) on Him and His nature.

We're not called to be perfect. We're called while imperfect.
Yes, this world, just like the culture in the days Jesus walked the earth is corrupted and evil.

But that's the choice the first Adam made.
The strategy doesn't change. Distract and deceive.
Undermine man's faith and belief in God.

It's a numbers game for Satan. And he is the god of this world.
But it's fun to know he is a defeated foe.
When he runs his game on people they actually have the power (because Jesus defeated him) to tell him to take a hike.
But tell him they must. Otherwise he just keeps harassing you.
He's like a chained up junk yard dog. His power is an illusion.

Wish I could speak to it but it's way too controversial.

Your getting really close to something I wish I could just blurt out and tell you but just like every awakening there is so much understanding the underlays the awakening.