Monday, December 14, 2020

Biblical Predictions about Deception

Revelation 12:9 the great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth and his angels with him.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Isaiah 59:12
 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

The bible has predicted our world today very accurately. Indeed it is the same as it was when it was written.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

A major theme in the bible is Lies and deception. The Serpent deceived the woman through lies which led to the fall of mankind. In this post, we shall look at the Inversion Narrative and how it affects us.

The first thing one should understand is the inversion narrative and how everything in this world is inverted/false. The public is misled by the rulers that be through lies, misinformation, and conflict of interest.

One example is the stock market - the inverted narrative here is that "you can quit your job and make money by using this strategy and this indicator". The public blindly believes this and loses their money to brokerages and, by proxy, investment banks that fund the brokerages. These institutions depend on the retail trader's money and require a steady supply of "traders" who pay them money through Fees, margin, spread, losses, and other ways including stop-loss hunting, data mining, taking the opposite position as the traders and other underhand means. The steady stream of new traders is deliberately misinformed through brokerage courses, social media educators, youtube traders, and forums that teach the public "knowledge" regarding technical indicators, which stock to pick, etc. This builds the public's confidence in their trading skills and they press the buy or sell button like sheep walking into the slaughterhouse. Often, these YouTubers(Always have a link to the brokerage in the description) have contracts with the brokerages to market to new customers, and forums are paid by the brokerages to push their narrative(ads). Fake profiles, sock puppets, and echo chambers are a few more ways to deceive the public.

This information is sourced from Anton Kreil who was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. He now holds seminars and sells highly overpriced courses about the stock market. This action, while underhand, shows us that his words are true and that even an Investment Banker who has worked at multiple large investment banks does not invest his money in the stock market to make money.

Anton Kreil Annihilates Retail Brokers and "Trading Educators" - YouTube

The key points to note are 1. Conflict of Interest between brokers and traders 2. Presence of an intermediary(brokerage) and 3. Disinformation through channels of information like TV, Social Media, Peers, etc.

By teaching the trader psychological techniques, fancy fundamental and technical analysis, they exploit the pride of the trader in his newfound wisdom over others and, like a sheep to the slaughter, he jumps onto the trading platform and gives away bits of his money in the form of Fees, margin, spread and the rest in the form of losses.

This narrative can be extended to almost all other aspects of human existence.

Politics - Politicians are the intermediary between you and the state and often spew disinfo to get you to vote for them. their conflict of interest arises as they need to placate their backers and investors and not their voters.

Healthcare - Doctors are the intermediary between you and health(clear disinfo) and prescribe you medicines to placate their backers(pharma industry) which often have bad effects on you(conflict of interest)

Education - Teachers are the intermediary between you and a good job. They push all kind of disinfo on the young students and mold their minds into conformist slaves due to the requirements of the industry(conflict of interest)

Religion - Pope is the intermediary between you and God (how they got away with this is beyond comprehension) and often spews disinfo to the believers that keep them in line and good slaves to the system.

Secular Media - Intermediary between you and the news, conflict of interest due to political and financial backers and will not provide you with true or relevant news. Has an overall negative effect on the viewer.

With the rise of the internet, it has become easier than ever before, to spread disinformation and lie to millions with a single click. How? All of these narratives are spread on numerous websites, forums, and social media on the internet, and countless people are fooled and misled into participating or giving consent to activities that actually do not serve their best interests and in some cases even harm them.

We should note that with all this censorship, inverted narratives, and general negativity, we should be extremely careful when reading stuff on the internet and "Feeding" our minds with the "news feed" which is more or less peddling misinformation, lies and keeps the reader in a state of doubt and fear. On the other, disconnecting from the internet and going out for an hour in nature for a walk will do wonders for your psyche.

A major cause of this is the human tendency to follow the herd. The age-old question "If your friend jumps in a well, will you also jump into it?". As a child, we would answer no, but as we grow up, we are conditioned by society through means of isolation, peer pressure, compulsions, fear of authority, and other psychological means to conform. By the time we grow up, we would quickly jump into the well and pull 2-3 others with us.

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Human beings are the only beings that police themselves. The sheep need a sheepdog and shepherd to confine them within the pen. Humans do it to themselves.

Therefore, the majority view, the wisdom of the crowd, collectivism, common consensus, and other similar psychological arguments which today's information stream is based on(Social media - the number of likes(number of people who subscribe to the post) determines the value of the post instead of the message. This is the way our society is built and the Bible has warned us of this as well.

Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speaks in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

“In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”

-Mark Twain

How we have been manipulated into viewing religion and thus, scripture with suspicion. 

Organized religion usually Exploits the poor, Bring in Colonialism and enforce fear and conformity on the population. As seen by the plunder of Africa. "When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." -Desmond Tutu

By doing this, people would automatically begin to co-relate oppression with religion. This is done in order To drive people away from true religion - The bible is a spiritual text that uses symbolism and allegory to explain the metaphysical and psychological phenomenon. The text will serve to empower people with the knowledge of self and do away with the deceptions that are perpetrated against us.

It is a good idea to mention few key points from Sun Tzu's Art of War here:

1. Know thyself - this is where we lose because our system exploits a lack of self-awareness to exploit us all. This is why we must "emancipate ourselves from mental slavery".

2. Know thy enemy - How they focus on exaggerations of strength and concealment of weakness in order to gain consent and compliance through fear.

3. Know your situation - We are in the minority and can expect no help from the system so we must be on top of our game and give the enemy no footholds to drag us down.

4. Know your channels - channels of information like MSM, social media, books, forums, etc are mostly infiltrated, and disinformation is spread here. You should use discernment and wisdom to gauge the nature of the information you read and see if it helps you or just makes you feel bad as is often the case.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoils you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Meditation, The Universal Message of Peace.

 Meditation is advocated by all scripture on this planet like the Holy Quran, Bible, Torah, Hindu Scriptures - Vedas, Teachings of Buddha, Various African Tribes, Aboriginees from Australia, Central American Civilizations, Aztecs, Mayans, Ancient Egyptians, Gnostics, Taoism of China, Sufis, Native indians and many more civilizations that have come and gone, all preach this same message of peace in order to endure the darkness in this world.

Meditaion and the Bible: Exodus 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

The context of this verse is as follows. The israelites escaped from egypt and now faced the red sea with the Egyptians coming fast behind them. They lost hope and complained to Moses saying that: They would be better off in Egypt and the Egyptians will now kill them. In reply to this, Moses said the above words.

Literal Interpretation: Be still, Be silent or Be at peace, GOD will handle it.

Spiritual Interpretation: Calm yourself, don't think about your situation so much, don't be anxious, don't be afraid, meditate and God will help us if we keep our faith in him.

Psychological Interpretation: There is no point in worrying, getting afraid and anxious about anything, instead, remain calm and collected and the next steps will be revealed to us.

This theme of associating stillness to GOD is also here: Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The world is always in a hurry - worrying about something, thinking about something and following the emotions, the will of the flesh(Physical sense pleasures ) and driven by the intellect. This is fertile ground for negativity in the form of fear of the future, depression through dwelling on how the past could be better and present unhappiness as we are looking at what we don't have.

On the other hand, if we live in the present moment (Through meditation) our minds will be renewed and we will find ourselves transformed by it - Our mental process and psychological condition will change from negative to positive and we will be able be more virtuous and have positive qualities like love, peace, joy, brotherhood, charity, humility etc. by understanding the nature of the mind.

In this way, we walk the path of righteousness or the straight path of God Almighty. Through meditation we are able to build the mental strength in order to deal with the various trials of life and walk through the fire unscathed. Meditation allows one to see the bigger picture and become detached of emotions, intellect and physical sensations which cause us to go into a state of Fear, longing, anger through which we are easily manipulated. Only through meditation can one able to continue positive works without being influenced or dragged down by the negativity that surrounds us, for God is with us and Fights for us when we are still.

Here is an excellent documentary/compilation of the works of Pastor Bill Donahue and others that show us the hidden meanings behind scriptural symbology and allegory all of which details the psychological nature of the mind and the importance of meditation. The Bible's Hidden Meanings - YouTube

PS: I do not subscribe to all views endorsed in this video, just the parts about the interpretation of the allegories and symbolism that deal with psychological phenomenon and other aspects of the human body and mind.

Symbolic and Metaphysical Knowledge Hidden in the Bible

The Holy Bible is a carefully worded and precisely created codex that provides the evergreen essential knowledge about the different aspects of human existence. Its interpretations can provide the reader with Psychological, Literal, and Spiritual knowledge that is of great use and holds true/ stands the test of time.

Literal Truths in the Bible are easily studied at face value - "Thou shalt not kill", "Love thy neighbor" and other commandments are simple to understand and they are stone truths that stand the test of time. Killing is not encouraged as it causes distress to the victim's family, leads to future consequences(Revenge, fear, and other negative actions), censured by law, etc. On the psychological level, feelings of guilt, fear, anxiety, and more negative emotions will certainly plague the conscience of a murderer and deteriorate his/her psychological state leading them down a negative path of further violent and antisocial acts. On the other hand, Loving your neighbor encourages positivity, sense of community, and has many other benefits like having someone to help you in times of trouble. On a psychological level, One will have a more positive outlook on life and their situation if they are filled with love instead of fear and hatred. They will then proceed on a positive path with joy and a clear conscience and will to help others in need.

The symbolism used in the bible:

There are 100+ Verses about Stones, Water, and Wine in the bible. Looking into it further, we can see that these terms are deep spiritual symbolism that refers to Truths at the psychological(Internal) as well as the External Worldly levels. A more detailed explanation of this can be seen here with scripture references.

Holy Quran 2:112 Whoever submits themselves to Allah and does good will have their reward with their Lord. And there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve.

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Same message in both books - Do good and you will get positive benefits. My interpretation of this is that if we do good deeds and practice virtues like love, peace, mercy, patience, selflessness and avoid anger, lust, selfishness, and greed, our minds will be positive and joyful. In this way, we will find peace with ourselves and others around us.

Gnosticism: The Essenes were a group of nomadic gnostics who lived near the Dead Sea in the 1st and 2nd Century AD. These people focused on love, equality, and benevolent qualities. Their communal way of life was in tune with nature. The Essenes built many schools, libraries, hospices, and inns and performed a great service to humanity and the universe as a whole.

Important teachings like the belief that thoughts led to emotions which led to actions and therefore, thought were the most powerful force in the universe. Further, each thought had an effect on the vibrations of the collective consciousness and thus had an effect on others. They believed that a thought that held sway in the mind during the waking hours strongly influenced the rest of the day. Similarly, they held evening communions before sleep to influence their unconscious mind and gain the protection of superior forces like the angel of love and the heavenly father that loves all. Values like discipline, trust in God, purity, humble spirit, righteousness, even temper, compassionate nature, eternal goodness, and understanding were a few of the profound insights into Essene wisdom.

They believed that with these ideas, the darkness could be changed into light, and the process of awakening of the soul can be done. They were an agricultural community with no servants or slaves who lived away from towns and cities. There was no rich or poor, with their own economic system providing for food, clothing as well as teaching members about psychology, astronomy, healing using plants and herbs. They donned white garments, awake before sunrise to commune with nature, practiced bathing in cold water, labor in fields, and ate no meat nor drank fermented liquids. They believed that deviation from the universal law is the cause of all trouble.

They performed such penance to bring inside themselves, the light of God for the benefit of humanity. They practiced deep meditation and self-introspection to find the source of divine existence which then allowed them to recognize in the inner and well as outer level, the divine water which animates everything. It is this state of mind that opened up the doors of the spiritual worlds to them and thus in harmony with themselves, community, and the world. They could not live individually as their life had to be linked with the global task. These people performed labors like the cultivation of soil, craftsmanship, healing, teaching, etc.

The book of Thomas: It is a gnostic text unearthed with the dead sea scrolls and its content will be very familiar to people who have read the bible. The book claims to be a collection of 114 sayings of the Living Christ and, to wit, many of the parables mentioned in it are the same as those in the bible. I have written a short document/book covering Gnosticism, Interpretations of the Book of Thomas, and also a collection of Commands/Words of Christ from the 4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It can be accessed here

100 Direct Lessons From The Quran w/ Refs.- 1. Do not be rude in speech (3:159) 2. Restrain Anger (3:134) 3. Be good to others (4:36) 4. Do not be arrogant (7:13) 5. Forgive others for their mistakes (7:199) 6. Speak to people mildly (20:44) 7. Lower your voice (31:19) 8. Do not ridicule others (49:11) 9. Be dutiful to parents(17:23) 10. Do not say a word of disrespect to parents (17:23) 11. Do not enter parents’ private room without asking permission (24:58) 12. Write down the debt (2:282) 13. Do not follow anyone blindly (2:170) 14. Grant more time to repay if the debtor is in hard time (2:280) 15. Don’t consume interest (2:275) 16. Do not engage in bribery (2:188) 17. Do not break the promise (2:177) 18. Keep the trust (2:283) 19. Do not mix the truth with falsehood (2:42) 20. Judge with justice between people (4:58) 21. Stand out firmly for justice (4:135) 22. Wealth of the dead should be distributed among his family members (4:7) 23. Women also have the right for inheritance (4:7) 24. Do not devour the property of orphans (4:10) 25. Protect orphans (2:220) 26. Do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly (4:29) 27. Try for settlement between people (49:9) 28. Avoid suspicion (49:12) 29. Do not spy and backbite (2:283) 30. Do not spy or backbite (49:12) 31. Spend wealth in charity (57:7) 32. Encourage feeding poor (107:3) 33. Help those in need by finding them (2:273) 34. Do not spend money extravagantly (17:29) 35. Do not invalidate charity with reminders (2:264) 36. Honor guests (51:26) 37. Order righteousness to people only after practicing it yourself(2:44) 38. Do not commit abuse on the earth (2:60) 39. Do not prevent people from mosques (2:114) 40. Fight only with those who fight you (2:190) 41. Keep the etiquettes of war (2:191) 42. Do not turn back in battle (8:15) 43. No compulsion in religion (2:256) 44. Believe in all prophets (2:285) 45. Do not have sexual intercourse during menstrual period (2:222) 46. Breast feed your children for two complete years (2:233) 47. Do not even approach unlawful sexual intercourse (17:32) 48. Choose rulers by their merit (2:247) 49. Do not burden a person beyond his scope (2:286) 50. Do not become divided (3:103) 51. Think deeply about the wonders and creation of this universe (3:191) 52. Men and Women have equal rewards for their deeds (3:195) 53. Do not marry those in your blood relation (4:23) 54. Family should be led by men (4:34) 55. Do not be miserly (4:37) 56.Do not keep envy (4:54) 57. Do not kill each other (4:92) 58. Do not be an advocate for deceit (4:105) 59. Do not cooperate in sin and aggression (5:2) 60. Cooperate in righteousness (5:2) 61. ’Having majority’ is not a criterion of truth (6:116) 62. Be just (5:8) 63. Punish for crimes in an exemplary way (5:38) 64. Strive against sinful and unlawful acts (5:63) 65. Dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine are prohibited (5:3) 66. Avoid intoxicants and alcohol (5:90) 67. Do not gamble (5:90) 68. Do not insult others’ deities (6:108) 69. Don’t reduce weight or measure to cheat people (6:152) 70. Eat and Drink, But Be Not Excessive (7:31) 71. Wear good cloths during prayer times (7:31) 72. Protect and help those who seek protection (9:6) 73. Keep Purity (9:108) 74. Never give up hope of Allah’s Mercy (12:87) 75. Allah will forgive those who have done wrong out of ignorance (16:119) 76. Invitation to God should be with wisdom and good instruction (16:125) 77. No one will bear others’ sins (17:15) 78. Do not kill your children for fear of poverty (17:31) 79. Do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge (17:36) 80. Keep aloof from what is vain (23:3) 81. Do not enter others’ houses without seeking permission (24:27) 82. Allah will provide security for those who believe only in Allah (24:55) 83. Walk on earth in humility (25:63) 84. Do not neglect your portion of this world (28:77) 85. Invoke not any other god along with Allah (28:88) 86. Do not engage in homosexuality (29:29) 87. Enjoin right, forbid wrong (31:17) 88. Do not walk in insolence through the earth (31:18) 89. Women should not display their finery (33:33) 90. Allah forgives all sins (39:53) 91. Do not despair of the mercy of Allah (39:53) 92. Repel evil by good (41:34) 93. Decide on affairs by consultation (42:38) 94. Most noble of you is the most righteous (49:13) 95. No Monasticism in religion (57:27) 96. Those who have knowledge will be given a higher degree by Allah (58:11) 97. Treat non-Muslims in a kind and fair manner (60:8) 98. Save yourself from covetousness (64:16) 99. Seek forgiveness of Allah. He is Forgiving and Merciful (73:20) 100. Do not repel one who asks (93:10)

Biblical Predictions about Deception

Revelation 12:9 the great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was h...