You Should Not Be Induced To Bow Down
The facts of life are few and rarely recognized, and the truth is even more enigmatic. What remains is humanity's folly and the popular belief that understanding exists and the human demon is the eternal superior being. (James Eichenlaub - You Should Not Be Induced To Bow Down, 2021)
"I STAND FOR THE FLAG AND KNEEL BEFORE THE CROSS..."
There are so many...SO MANY lies that humanity made itself culpable for--and capable of accepting without reason or question. People are so proud of their 'man-made' ideologies that they proclaim them to be made "in the name of god." They even call themselves Christians! DESPITE knowing what God tells us, as in the following.
The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3,4),
…3 You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above, on the earth below, or in the waters beneath. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; … Berean Study Bible
And please, don't be ridiculous enough to say, "That was the Old Testament, but we are under the New Testament." That only displays one's ignorance and superficial knowledge of the Bible.
Our Creator does not change in that fashion, especially in those ten essential things that everyone is taught to obey in today's "Sunday School" for children. Something that is supposed to be taught to them/us by their parents.
TWO SIGNIFICANT SYMBOLS: the "FLAG," and the "CROSS."
Someone said to me, "Well, I don't really worship the flag." Yet, her clothing is adorned with images, and her postings are rarely without something associated with it. Every country has its own symbol to which its people "bow" by pledging their allegiance to it, and we must consider the significance of such behavior.
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation under God...." Veneration, whether by covering your heart with your hand or bowing or on your knees, is all veneration or worship. It cannot be candy-coated to justify it. And using your god as a sanctifier of the action makes it even more so.
"ALLEGIANCE" - Defined as: "loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like."
Ergo one is pledging first and foremost, "loyalty," which is faithful devotion to whomever or whatever this symbol represents, regardless of their leader's moral values, their ideals, or even their ideologies. You pledge to do as you are told. (See the article: Honest Prayer)
Foolishly pledging to support the county that the flag represents, i.e., that SYMBOL OF NATIONALISM, is placing it ahead of devotion to God who said, "You shall not commit murder," and "you shall have no other gods before me," etc., and so on.
All nations that all cause the death of others with weapons of ignorance, greed, and mass stupidity.
We all know full well, especially you who call yourselves CHRISTIAN, that Jesus declared to Pilat, "MY KINGDOM IS NOT PART OF THIS WORLD." (John 18:36) And you also know this, "9 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one." (1 John 5:19)
The world belongs to Satan, and the kingdoms of the world are his. Do you not recall that he once offered to give them to Jesus for performing a single act of worship to him.
Are you comfortable pledging allegiance to a government, owned and run by Satan?
Yet, in this patriotic fervor, people allow themselves to be duped into believing that they owe these NATIONALIST GODS their lives, despite their being owned, not the God of Heaven and Earth, but by FALSE GODS ruled by Satan to subvert humanity's faith in its Creator.
They say out loud, "In God We Trust," but by actions show that their trust lies, not with God, but with their military might, their wealth, and their willingness to sacrifice their children to the gods of war.
But Far Worse Than The Flag, Is The Veneration Of The Cross
Once more the ignorance of humanity brings them to their knees in front of a symbol, an idol, that in NO WAY represents the Christ, the Messiah, our savior, Jesus Christ. The 'pagan' symbol that originated with a false god (Tammuz) is used by the antichrist to represent our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
The unholy lies of Satan's antichrist who murdered the messiah and formulated the earthly perversion of God's kingdom that they now call "The Church." It takes only a small amount of curiosity, and a short bit of study, to find evidence that Jesus did not die in the fashion that the CATECHISM states.
Satan uses sickening and pathetic images such as this to generate pity and repulsion to make him look weak and powerless when they should instead show that Jesus Christ is now in Heaven and the King of God's kingdom.
Consider also that in this image, the supposed "long hair" that the false representation of Jesus is depicted as wearing. Such images are repeatedly used to represent Christ Jesus in many modern-day movies and such. They are nothing more than something for Satan and his followers to laugh at as humanity degrades the image of Christ and humiliates him. Consider 1 Corinthians 11:14; the apostle wrote, " 14 Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.…."
But more than this are the lies about Christ Jesus dying on "The Cross."
It is not a new concept to say that Roman religion, like the Greeks and others, had many, many gods. Consequently, in their effort to not offend any one of their gods, the priests, bishops, et al. venerated and knelt before all forms of symbols and idols. Including the TAU (Τ), an ancient Babylonian symbol representing the god Tammuz was worn on their vestments long before falsely venerating Christ. This falsehood of Christ's death on a cross was unheard of until the 4th century.
It is historically indisputable that the Tau was an integral part of pagan religious worship in pre-Christian culture. The cross was sewn into pagan priests' costumes, worn by vestal virgins, and adorned pagan temples. (See, Alexander Hislop's: The Two Babylons and The Catholic Encyclopedia, "The Cross and Crucifix," page 517, 1913 edition). The Tau took various forms such as Τ and ϯ and would sometimes incorporate a circle representing the sun – an integral part of the Babylonian Mystery Religion.
Once again, the actions of the Antichrist come to the fore.
Someone once asked, "If Christ was killed by a firing squad, would you be wearing a little rifle on a chain instead of a cross? Or what if they had stoned him to death, or stabbed him with a sword? Would you be wearing one of those?"
"The New Testament Gospels do not, however, directly say that Jesus was nailed to the cross."
Albeit his hands were nailed, they also needed rope. The hands and wrists could not bear the weight of the human body. Ergo, Roman prisoners were lashed to a post with their hands above their heads, causing them to suffocate.
But the actual crosses Romans used for executions probably took a different shape. The Greek and Latin words for “cross” — “stauros” and “crux” — do not necessarily describe what most people imagine as a cross. They refer to an upright stake upon which the condemned could be bound with hands above their heads.
Research from "The World Atlas" Feb 8, 2018, reveals this about The Cross:
History Of The Christian Cross
The Christian cross as a Christian symbol has its roots in ancient paganism. The use of the Christian cross as a Christian symbol began after the time of the Constantine, which occurred three centuries after the coming of Christ.
Again, Constantine and the antichrist come into the picture in 325 CE and the Council of Nicea. Far removed from the Truth of Christ's teachings, Constantine was in the midst of a religious war being conducted between so-call Christian sects. The "New Advent" - Kevin Knight, 2020
This discord, and the war which soon broke out between Constantine and Licinius, added to the disorder and partly explains the progress of the religious conflict during the years 322-3. Finally Constantine, having conquered Licinius and become sole emperor, concerned himself with the re-establishment of religious peace as well as of civil order.
Constantine's concern was not the truth but peace. Jesus Christ and his true disciples were dead and ascended. All that remained were sectarian beliefs that battled and killed one another, claiming to be the followers of Christ. Constantine wanted to end it by making a "universal" church known today as Catholicism. The false teachings permeate nearly all so-called Christian religions today, including the lies of the "cross," the "immortality of the soul," and so on.