What Faith Is

Faith is substantive.

People say, “Just believe it, and it will come true.”

This is not true.

If there is no truth in what you believe

It will not come true.

That is why faith is the “Substance of things hoped for

“The evidence of things unseen.”

There must be evidence.

If there is no evidence, then there can be no substance

To the hope, therefore, it is not faith.

 

Faith is not blind.

It is substantive

That there is evidence to believe

What is to be believed,

And that the things you hope for are true.

When hopes are true,

And there is substance to the hope,

And the evidence proves that the hope is true…

Then, there can be faith that what is hoped for is true.

 

Willing into existence something ex nihilo

Doesn’t work. There must be a tangible

String of real continuity.

It is what separates a mental illness

From mere anxiety.

The mental illness, there is no string of faith

To make the delusion real.

Or, rather, perhaps the faith in the delusion

Is that it is true, and that is your punishment.

Or, perhaps the delusion is positive,

And perhaps there is some faith

To believe the delusion,

And the delusion turns out to be true.

Rather, faith is convincing because of the evidence of substance

On which we hope for something.

 

It is why Christians are fundamentally wrong.

They cite Moses in Exodus.

But, could Moses have truly walked into those lands?

Was his people able to do so?

Were they able to conquer giants?

The answer is no.

There was no substance of good

In them, because they were all taken into idolatry.

Therefore, the movement into lands

Hostile, and filled with giant men would have been impossible.

Therefore, they all died.

Not because they didn’t move,

But because their hearts were given to idols.

 

Likewise, when you see a hope dangled out in front of you

And it is retracted,

The best measure of business is to assess that there was no faith

In the hope. There was no evidence of substance to be a reason to hope.

As, faith is logical—

It is not blind.

Rather, if faith is blind it leads to the kinds of issues we see today

Of men zealously trying to climb a corporate ladder

In order to garner the success they so desire.

Faith is not magic.

Faith, rather, is what is.

If something is believed so stongly

As to move a man,

It could very well be a delusion that moves him.

It is not faith.

 

With that, there is plenty of evidence

That Christ is the LORD.

My faith is built on moral observations

And nothing less.

The world moves,

Invisibly,

To the laws set in my holy scripture.

Men behave the way it predicts.

It tells me what I already know to be true.

It doesn’t invent a morality for me,

But affirms the one I already know.

 

Bad people are bad,

And must be destroyed.

Good people are good,

And must be blessed.

There are a lot of bad people who get nothing bad in their lives.

There are a lot of good people who get nothing good in their lives.

But, it’s up to good people

To make sure other good people stay good

By encouraging them,

And being there in their sufferings.

That is what separates a good Christian from a bad Christian,

Is that a good Christian will see the destitute

And have compassion on them.

They will read their law

And see violence was done away with

When Jehoakim and Manasseh broke the Everlasting Covenant.

No longer are we to slaughter infants in battle.

Rather, the patience of the saints is that they will not

Fight, nor lead a man into captivity.

Rather, it is Christ who will kill

On His second arrival.

And will He find faith on the earth?

 

To Muslims

Your god came from Sin.

Muhammad based his god on the

God of Zoroastrianism.

That God was influenced by the Jews.

The Jews who worship the God of Jacob,

Isaac and Abraham.

 

That God had the power to write Babylon’s destruction on the wall.

But, Muhammad made it another god that you worshiped.

If you want to get the idols out of your heart,

Then stop bowing down to an empty precept.

 

Because the Zoroasters were Cambyses the II’s

Response to the Monotheism of his father Cyrus,

Who conquered Babylon when Nebunadarian raised Sin

Above the pantheons.

 

Cyrus who freed the Jews,

And who worshiped the God of the Jews,

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

The God of Abraham is el,

Given to him as a name by Melchizedek.

When the heir was passed to Isaac,

It was then given to them as a covenant to the LORD.

But Muhammad stripped the Covenant of Isaac and Jacob from his people

Meaning that he still worshiped el,

Who is Allah,

Who is Baal.

The Covenant which held the Messiah’s seed

Was given to Isaac, and Jacob;

To strip them from the Covenant

Is to strip Christ from salvation

And worship a false, and also not living god.

A False Prophet

I enter into this feud.

“Hatred is how we purge it.”

That is what you said.

Then you proceeded to call me

“Balaam’s Ass.”

 

I have talked with you before,

Oh Balaam, son of Boar,—

So many moons ago.

 

I’ve been waiting to see you,

So your blasphemy can be purged from my mind.

A fox is your calling card.

Herod, oh Herod,

“He writes much but says little.”

That you said also.

 

I’ve finally found you.

Now I am satisfied that you are a fraud.

And I can let you be…

 

You frightened me,

But I recognize your  voice.

It is the voice of that Two Horned Beast.

It’s time for you to be exposed.

 

Balaam’s Ass prophesied

You foolish, foolish man.

Balaam struck it,

And it had done nothing wrong.

 

Repent, for the Kingdom is at hand.

You had said to me,

“I hate you with perfect hatred.”

Come, let us reason together,

Will you hate your own brother?

Will you call your own brother worthless?

Of course you do.

For you thought God was just like you.

 

I know God is nothing like me.

I know I am a sinner.

It is written where all men can see it.

Who I am is worthless and unworthy for this testimony.

But draw water from a rock,

And quenched lands from deserts,

My life can also be redeemed by the LORD

Jehovah Jesus Provider, God’s Gift.

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A Prayer

Bear with me in my foolishness,

That we may find what is my sin.

I am poor, so therefore live with my brother

According to the ordinance of Leviticus 25.

I have worked the hours of a day laborer

These past ten years, but have not been recompensed for my labor.

I cry out for my labors, yet the peoples say, “He is prophesying for gain!”

I prophesy because of the labors stolen from many of the poor of my people

Who go about their tasks, but become too meek to make meat

For none will take them into their homes.

In fact, even brothers, when they see the poor are struggling

Conspire together to cast him from his home

And band together to seek his life, and to throw his soul into prison.

 

Yet, the people say, “The prophet preaches for gain.”

If I do, then the gain is only for you;

Do I have need of riches in great abundance?

For I want the poor to be upheld on this earth

And to eat, and drink, and be satisfied with good.

 

The people say,

“The prophet preached his good works

“And has given a publishing of the free will offerings.”

Have I? I have compared myself to you. Yes.

Perhaps I am a hypocrite.

I lay this to bear, that perhaps I am,

Having suffered much for the Christ

And spoken with the Apostles

And also with the Prophets.

Have I suffered like Paul?

Was I scourged? Was I cast into prison?

No, but all I love have stopped their ears from listening to my mourning

And have plotted to throw my soul into prison.

I feared continually, every day, that I would be cast onto the street, to be a vagabond,

Where I will certainly perish and die, for I am meek.

I have none to uphold me, except men who have despised my soul.

This is not the suffering of Paul, it is correct.

Rather, those I have loved and trusted have despised me;

And what I would have to liberate me from this strife

Those who despise me more and more would not liberate my sustenance from the hand of thieves.

 

I have been under investigation for a word;

I have been spied on for a word

And every word has been taken into account

Even my secret prayers.

They come to pass, and I say, “Who, who has done this?

“Is it not the LORD?”

And I wonder at the deep revelation that this is.

Yet, my wages are not liberated.

And war will not liberate them.

Rather, who is it that will liberate my wages from those who have robbed me?

Have I taken a loan on usury? Is this why I am being robbed?

Is there any way in which I have committed a fraud?

No more than they do who call themselves “Prudent.”

I say this, “Where is my wage? Why am I still under my brother’s roof?

“I have worked my day labor. I have given myself to work and labor,

“But now I am too wearied, and all my clothings are rags

“And I cannot but sleep, for I have no task throughout the day.

“I cannot dig, but I can offer counsel and aid to the poor.

“Where is my wage? Where is my price?

“I will use it unjustly?—is this why they try to devour my sustenance?

“Must I be with those who have despised my soul?”

 

The LORD said unto me,

“Do not worry, for I shall bring you the sustenance you desire

“And you will not fear the Heathen who tormented you any longer.”

I say to myself, “It will not be. Will not my soul be among the jackals,

“And my heart among the thorns forever?”

The LORD says, “Oh ye of little faith, believe, and it will be established.

“For your word is Mine, and I shall establish it in its time, will you not see it?”

I then say to the LORD, “Yes LORD, You will establish my work, but how long?”

The LORD says, “No longer will you be called despised, for the LORD has worked

“A work, and has validated your fears for the nations to tremble.

“For you have not prophesied in vain, but have established your word

“As a judgment against the nations; ask and it shall be granted.”

I would not be fearful, but would ask this,

“Let the maid give birth, and let the Assyrian be broken in this land.

“Let the thorns grow up, but Milk and Honey be eaten by your servants the Prophets

“And Apostles, those who were not hypocrites.

“Give them the desires of their heart, which is food and sustenance,

“And satisfaction with offspring, and let us feed on milk and honey

“For our lives,—and the safety our souls with good.”

The LORD says, “One more thing you must ask.”

“Then LORD, let me have the desires of my heart

“To establish Your Word throughout all generations,

“And do not cast my soul into eternal torments,

“But give me everlasting life in your Kingdom. Amen.”

My Politics

That people get a guaranteed day of rest.

That people have off their holidays.

That the poor can eat, and aren’t harassed by the government for panhandling.

That the poor can always get shelter.

That abortion be a capital offense.

That freedom of speech is upheld.

I believe in Net Neutrality.

That people not get arrested for crimes they didn’t commit.

That investigations work on evidence, and not subliminal tests.

That courts work for justice, and not quotas.

That people have the right to property.

That people have the right to practice their religion.

That people have the right to bear arms—didn’t see that one coming, did you?

All 27 of the amendments, except prohibition, unless it is Marijuana.

Article 1 Section 8 which states this is a utilitarian economy, not a capitalistic one.

That communists be allowed to eat from their books.

That socialists be allowed to eat from their books.

That capitalists be allowed to eat from their books.

That I be allowed to eat from my books.

That the Bible be upheld in all of its principles,

Not just the ones we like to cherry pick.

That people realize “Charity” was a better word than “Love”

In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13.

Marriage be between a Man and a Woman; no other thing.

That the nation be a Christian Nation above all other things.

That the nation uphold its founding values, found through the ENTIRETY

Of the constitution, which includes public funds for research

Public funds for Roads, public funds for libraries

And public funds for Post Offices, and also caps on trade inequalities

And regulations on measures and standards.

That so called Christians stop being hypocrites.

Dear Lee Strobel

Funny thing is

That Atheists will claim

You had not interviewed the scholars you did.

Coincidentally, they had spun a great lie

That some of these people you questioned

“Did not remember talking to you.”

 

Just between you and I,

This is how history got distorted.

Thank you for teaching me who the liars were.

That is why your book is treasured

And next to James Joyce.