I KNOW ALOT OF CATHOLICS AND TODAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS INTERPRETATIONS OF WHY TODAY IS CALLED “GOOD” FRIDAY. OK, FINE.
HOWEVER I CAN GUARANTEE THAT JESUS CHRIST HAD HIS “WORST” DAY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE ON THIS DAY. NOW I UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC THAT WITHOUT JESUS DYING , TRUE SALVATION WOULD NOT BE OPEN TO ALL MANKIND. HOWEVER I HAVE A VERY SPECIFIC AND LOGICAL INTERPRETATION ALSO. OK…. SO JESUS WAS A LEARNED-EDUCATED MAN, A TEACHER, AND A RABBI. HE KNEW THE SCRIPTURES. NOW MOST IF NOT ALL CHRISTIANS KNOW THE 23RD PSALM OF KING DAVID. “YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DEATH, ETC. ETC…. ” BUT…. AND THIS IS A BIG BUT!…. THE 22ND PSALM IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PSALM! IT IS THE PROPHECY OF KING DAVID THAT THE MESIAH OF ISRAEL WOULD,…AND BY THIS PROPHECY, MUST DIE BY CRUCIFICTION. IT IS SO CLEAR ! JESUS EVEN STARTED RECITING THE 22ND PSALM WHILE HANGING ON THE TREE/CROSS. ” OH GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME, NOW HERE IS WHERE PEOPLE WILL SEND ME SOME MORE HATE E-MAILS. JESUS COMMITTED SUICIDE !! ” THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN?”. WHEN JESUS WENT TO JERUSALEM HE WAS A KAMAKAZI PILOT !! HE RODE INTO JERUSALEM ON AN ASS AND NOT IN A JAPENESE ZERO BUT HE KNEW HE WOULD DIE! HE CHOSE TO DIE. HE ROLLED INTO JERUSALEM LIKE A HURRICANE. HE DICTATED THE CONDITIONS THAT REQUIRED HIS CRUCIFICTION. HE WANTED TO FULFILL THE PROPHECY. THE PHARISEES PROBABLY BELIEVED HE WOULD “CHICKEN OUT”. THEY KNEW THE SCRIPTURES ALSO! YET, SO MANY PEOPLE BLAME “JEWS” FOR HIS CRUCIFICTION. WELL , BLAME JESUS ! IF HE WAS NOT A JEW, THEN HE WAS JUST ANOTHER PRETENDER TO THE THRONE WITH A MESIANIC COMPLEX! I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS WACKADOODLE THAT SO MANY ANTI- SEMETIC “CHRISTIAN” PEOPLE GET ON THEIR KNEES AND PRAY TO THE “KING OF THE JEWS”. SOME BURN CROSSES. Now I will tell you a little story that one of my grandfathers told me. He died at 99 years old. He was a Mason. He was a MASONIC MASON. He was oldschool. He was in the horse calvary as a young man, then he was a mechanic for the Flying Tigers in Bangalore India during World War II . He busted his ass his entire life and was one of the 3 wisest men I have ever known. In Saint Louis Misouri he worked for a Jewish family and ran a crew of black men salvaging metal from old factories etc. On the Sabbath he would go to their home and turn on the electric lights because they were obviously orthodox Jews and were not allowed to turn on the lights because it was considered “work”. My grandfather was Elmer Darrough. Here is the story. So there is Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates and there is this huge line of waiting people tryng to get into Heaven. Everyone is irritated because it is taking an ETERNITY. So down the road comes this old Jewish man driving a convertible Cadillac with the top down and smoking a cigar and blowing the horn ! So Saint Peter runs over and flings open the gates and the guy drives through and waves to Saint Peter. Well the waiting crowd starts going nuts. So Saint Peter says, Hey ! It’s OK !! He is in the family!! What is the point ??? Simply this, remember the sacraficial lambs blood that Moses and Aaron instructed be put on the door posts so the Angel of Death would not visit their homes and only the first born of Egypt would be killed ?? NEXT.. IS JESUS REFERRED TO AS THE LAMB OF GOD AND CHRISTIANS ARE SAVED BY HIS BLOOD ?? DUH ! MAYBE BECAUSE JEWS WERE ALREADY PROTECTED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB GOING BACK TO THE EXODUS. THEY DO NOT NEED JESUS AS A “SAVIOR”. THAT IS MY POINT. MAYBE JEWS DO NOT ACCEPT JESUS BECAUSE HE DID NOT FULFILL ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MESIAH IN THE SCRIPTURES. JESUS CLEARLY DID NOT FULFILL ALL THE SCRIPTURAL REQUIREMENTS TO IDENTIFY HIM AS THE MESIAH. SO THROUGH THAT PROCESS OF REJECTION DEATH, RESURECTION AND ASSENSION, THE DOOR IS OPEN TO ANYONE. THAT IS WHAT CHRISTIANS PROFESS RIGHT ? ANYONE ! MAYBE IF AND WHEN JESUS COMES BACK AND FULFILLS ALL THE PROPHECYS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, JEWS WILL RECOGNIZE HIM AS THE MESIAH..
KEEPING FAITH IS DIFFICULT. EVEN MOTHER THERESA IN HER PERSONAL WRITTINGS REFERRED TO JESUS AS THE “ABSENT ONE” ! IT IS HARD TO KEEP FAITH WHEN THE WORLD IS ON THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR , DISASTERS, AND FAMINES. I MOVED TO PARADISE WITH THE INTENTION OF FORGETTING ABOUT ALL THIS “STUFF”. I DID NOT EVOLVE IN THAT DIRECTION. I STILL FEEL LIKE THAT LITTLE PAPER MESSAGE INSIDE THE SEALED BOTTLE FLOATING AROUND SOMEWHERE AND LOOKING FOR A SHORE.
My grandfather was not a Jew, he was not a Christian. He was amember of the Masonic Lodge and he believed in GOD. What is the Masonic Lodge ? It is a quiet benevolent organization that is dying out unfortunately. I am not a Mason but I have been fortunate to have Elders that were Masons. The origin of the MaSONIC ORDER was the building of King Solomons’ Temple. For lack of a better word, it was a trade UNION and involved also the negotiations with King Hiram of Tyre. I would sometimes accompany my grandfather when I was a child and go to the Masonic Lodge when they were setting up for some upcoming ceremony. I was 11 or 12 years old. I went to a certain location and was standing a certain way and looking across the room at something on the wall. 5 or 6 men came over to me and asked me who told me to do what I was doing ? I said “noone”. They got my grandfather and I sat down with him. I thought I was in BIG trouble.He asked if I had been reading any of his books at his house. I did not. We never spoke of it for many years. Before he died, I asked him if he remembered that incident. He said he did and that I was always a wierd kid! I asked him to explain. He said that I knew things then, that only a Master Mason would know. George Washington was our first President and the first Grand Master of the Masonic Organization in the USA. Since then, almost all of our Presidents have been Masons. THEY DO NOT BLOW THEIR OWN HORN SO I WILL FOR THEM. I AM NOT SWORN TO ANY SECRECY BUT I WOULD NOT DIVULGE ANYTHING THAT I KNOW THAT HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED TO ME BY MY ELDERS.
THIS ORGANIZAGION SUPPORTS CHILDRENS HOSPITALS AND MULTIPLE CHARITIES. YOU HAVE PROBABLY HEARD OF THE “SHRINERS”. THEY ARE MASONS. GOOD HARD WORKING MEN OF GOOD WILL AND CHARITY. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS IN EASTERN STAR.
WHAT IS THE POINT OF ALL THIS ? I AM ATTEMPTING TO LAY OUT A FORMAT BASED IN LOGIC AND FACT THAT MAY MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO CONSIDER THE OUTSIDE CHANCE THAT MY CONCLUSION MAY BE ACCURATE. IT WILL BE \A VERY CONTROVERSIAL CONCLUSION BASED IN FACT AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT MAY OR MAY NOT SUPRISE YOU. (but probably will! 🙂
coming soon ! Marc