“What is truth?” retorted Pilate
What is Truth? That's the big question. Despite all the technological advances today, we still don't know the answer. Did God create mankind, or did humans just evolve as scientists say? If we conclude that humans could not evolve, then how can we be sure that the Bible truly is the word of God and not just a book from an ancient culture? If the Bible truly came from God, then why are there over 33,000 different Christian denominations? How can one book lead to so much division and confusion? I think we all agree; there can only be one "truth". So let's begin our search for Truth.
So justice is driven back,and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
As we read the Bible, we begin to understand that there were times in history where "truth" was lost, as it is today. Truth has stumbled in our streets and in our media and on the Internet in the same way. Today, whoever tries to do what's right, really does become the prey. So who can we trust to open our eyes and shed some new light?
Jesus answered, “the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.
Engineering the Truth
It's easy to see the Lord's purpose for sending Christ. The people no longer knew who to trust. They didn't know who was telling the truth. With all the lies in government, science, religion and the media, we don't even know who we can trust today. So let's begin our journey for truth by opening up our mind: literally.
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
Jesus taught his followers how to interpret the Scriptures so they could understand the truth. Can our new understanding of the brain help reveal the truth today? What if we could understand how the human spirit is formed and how scripture works in the mind?
The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares
I have wired up circuits that form the human spirit, so now I can
understand the basics of how it works (see
The Spirit). The human brain is
the most advanced and organized high-tech system of
electronics I have ever seen (see The
Brain). But does this prove that the
Bible really was inspired by God? The first question I had before
I could trust the Bible was: "How could the ancient men have known so
much about human nature and the laws that lead to a prosperous and peaceful
society?" Well, this one Bible verse really opened my eyes.
"When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law. In this way the LORD spoke to him."
Really, Moses can hear a voice coming from a box back in 1400 BC? That sounds pretty high-tech to me. And this voice is telling Moses, and the priests after him, to write all these words in a book as a testament (witness) for future generations to see that all the suffering they have brought upon themselves and their children has come from their turning away and not following the Lord's word; not walking in his ways and not obeying his Laws.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered"
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.”
After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law (Torah) from beginning to end, he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord: “Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God. There it will remain as a witness against you. For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are.
“Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them.
Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness. For these are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction.
Here is another example where clearly the Lord is speaking to the prophet Eli and Samuel who were sleeping near the ark of the covenant.
1 Samuel 3:3-8
Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” ... Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy.
As a Catholic, I never heard about the "book of law" only the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were on the tablets placed inside the ark, but the book of law is placed beside the ark, so it could be read. I admit that I got nothing out of church to help me lead my family and now I am reading all this advice in scripture that I so greatly needed in my life and wondering why I didn't learn about this in church. This is the same Bible that my priest claims to follow, is it not? In fact, America's first vice president and 2nd president John Adams, who had a law degree from Harvard, had this to say about the biblical law.
John Adams diary 1, 18 November
1755 - 29 August 1756
"Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! What a Utopia; what a Paradise would this region be!
So here we have a lawyer, President and co-writer of America's Declaration of Independence telling us how perfect this law is. Now, after many years of Bible study, it finally becomes clear that the stories of the Old Testament provide us with clear insight into the power that the moral law has to create peace and prosperity when followed, and division, death and destruction when ignored. You think John Adams would understand the law found in scripture and how it would lead a nation into peace (see the section on "The Pilgrims" for all the Founding Fathers' advice).
George Washington who was president of the Constitutional Convention had this to say about Biblical Law.
The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained. -George Washington
So the founding fathers were very influenced by Biblical law. Now you may have heard it said in church that the New Testament replaces the Old Testament. Having read both, I now understand it differently and see that the New Testament is based entirely on all the Old Testament laws; nothing has been added, nothing has been removed. The purpose of the New Testament is actually to clarify the truth about Old Testament laws as Jesus does to the letter. As a matter of fact, this is what Jesus said very plainly about the law.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law (the Torah) or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. So whoever sets aside any command that seems unimportant and teaches others to do the same will be unimportant in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever does and teaches what the commands say will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. I can guarantee that unless you live a life that has God’s approval and do it more faithfully than the experts in Moses’ Teachings (Torah) and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Wow! So here is Christ telling all Christians very plainly that they must be experts in Moses' Teachings and follow every command in the Torah law in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. So what is this law of Moses' Teachings? In Hebrew, the word for the the law given to Moses is called the Torah.
"Torah" means instruction and offers a way of life for those who follow it . In Christianity, they use the word "Pentateuch" which means first five books of the Old Testament. When you read the Bible, the translators use the word "law" in place of the Hebrew "Torah", so don't think that the word "law" means simply "rules" but rather "a way of life" for example:
Hebrews 10:16 / Jeremiah 31:33
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,”
Hebrews 10:16 / Jeremiah 31:33 (Orthodox Jewish Bible)
"This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days," says the L-rd, "I will put my Torah in the mind of them and I will inscribe it on their heart".
And what is interesting, based on the brain research, is that we store our values and laws in our prefrontal cortex, an area which develops later in life and matures in your mid twenties. So through the brain research, we see very clearly that we are all born sinners, because we don't have the brain function to store our moral laws. But a time will come, after your brain fully develops, when you can overcome the power of sin, the "wanting feeling" that activates your VTA to produce dopamine. You can train your brain to do this, but only if you know the law. As Paul says in Romans:
I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”
So according to Christ and Paul, the New Testament tells us that understanding this law ("Moses’ Teachings" or Torah ) is very important, yet I haven't heard a mention of it at church. Instead, we hear only about Christ and how the Jews killed him. This teaching only leads to division and separation of people which the law strictly forbids.
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
And so we see how important the Law was to Christ that he even knew the greatest commandments in the Law.
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Many people are confused by Jesus' words here thinking that "Love your neighbor as yourself " is the only Law required to follow in the New Testament. But is that true? No, we just read in Matthew 5:17-18 that Jesus said we can't change one letter of the law. Not till heaven and earth disappear, and they are still here today. If you read the Law you will understand his point. If you love your neighbor as yourself you will do all the other requirements of the law naturally. If you love your neighbor would you steal from him, commit adultery with his wife, cheat him in business, etc. No, you surely wouldn't want your neighbor to do that to you. The truth is that this Law is what the Bible is all about.
It pleased the Lord for the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious.
In fact, Christ knew the Law so well that it was in his heart, so he became a light for others. So let's put together a set of scriptures that will help clarifiy what is Truth according to Jesus.
I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth
You may be surprised to know that the Founding Fathers of American fled England so that they can read the Bible, follow these laws and teach them to their children. Reading the Bible was unlawful and punishible by death back in England. Here is a quote from Benjamin Franklin's parents that he speaks about in his autobiography.
From The Life of Benjamin Franklin
In Oueen Mary s days, either his wife, or my grand mother, by father s side, informed my father that they kept their Bible fastened under the top of a joint-stool, that they might turn up the book and read in the Bible, that when anybody came to the dore they turned up the stool for fear of the aparitor, for if it were discovered they would be in hazard of their lives.
Now in this biblical message Moses tells the priests, as well as the parents, that all children must hear the law, yet I went to church for fifty years and never heard of any law except for the Ten Commandments. Yet Christ tells us (see above) that the most important two laws, to love the Lord and to love your neighbor as yourself, are not even in the Ten Commandments but rather the book of Leviticus, chapter 19 along with dozens of other laws (see "The Law" for a full listing).
Deuteronomy 31:10-13 Old Testament
Then Moses commanded them: “At the end of every seven years, in the year for canceling debts, during the Festival of Tabernacles, when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing. Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and follow carefully all the words of this law. Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live."
The brain research shows the power fear has, through the amygdala, to control our behavior. We tell our children not to drink and drive or take drugs by making them afraid of the consequences; not through love but through fear will our brain protect us. But many religions say that we shouldn't fear the Lord, taking away our children's protection. While reading the Ten Commandments in the actual Bible, I discovered what I believe is one of the most important laws in the Bible. This is a warning that every parent should know (and fear) because of how it affects their children and grandchildren. A warning that was "etched in stone" tablets so it could not be changed.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Wondering why I haven't heard this before? I did some research and discovered that the Catholic Church omits this piece of scripture from their version of the Ten Commandments.
This serious omission of scripture, part of the first commandment and words that I feel every parent needs to read, seems very irresponsible coming from those we are supposed to trust. It teaches us that the mistakes we make as parents can scar our children and even our grandchildren. For instance, if you commit adultery, might your children fear that the same fate may happen in their marriage? If you quarrel and fight with your spouse, might your children dread having a spouse that treats them the same way? The design of the brain shows us that the look on your face is communicated subconsciously to your children as a reward, no reward, disgust, or even punishment. Could this perceived punishment become wired into their brain and even prevent them from the desire to marry. Knowing how the brain works, I believe it absolutely can. In my opinion, this scripture doesn't mean that our God will punish innocent children. It means that their own parents do by not following the very laws that were designed to protect them. So why did my religion remove this warning from the Commandments? After reading through the Bible several times, I couldn't find anything that said to take those words away. On the contrary, I found this warning.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Now, Israel, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.
So I gave up my trust in "priests" (not to be confused with pastors who teach from the Bible) as I did with "science" and began studying the scripture with the same level of detail as I did the brain.
Since there is only one Bible with one law, how can this one book lead to the formation of thousands of different religions? Is it not because of their lack of understanding? So if people simply call themselves Christians, but if their behavior demonstrates that they don't understand the Bible, then are they really Christians?
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
So Christ warns us that many will call themselves Christians, yet they don't follow the will of his Father, his law. They want to divide and control people by inventing a new doctrine, an easy one, that doesn't depend on any laws and allows its followers to essentially make their own religion.
False Christians were brought in. They slipped in as spies to learn about the freedom Christ Jesus gives us. They hoped to find a way to control us. But we did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the Good News would always be yours.
Never worship in the way that it’s being done here today, where everyone does whatever he considers right.
You may be asking yourself, how do I know that this Bible and law are
really the word of God? How did Moses and the prophets know what
to write? Well the more I studied about the Ark of the Covenant and the
blueprint Moses was given to build it, the more I started to see, from
an engineering perspective, how communication through this box could
actually work. There were special instructions required to operate it
and if not followed resulted in death by a high voltage arc or by
cancerous tumors. Now all this understanding is coming together and I
can see how humans, without being forewarned, can make life changing
mistakes and even be controlled by those who understand the mind.
Advertisers are now paying neuroscientists to measure the
programmability of their commercials by using electrodes and brain scans
to find out which brain regions are firing while watching their
commercials. Apple recently purchased a company that specializes in
facial expression research (see
Apple mood ad targeting patent). This abuse of technology is leading
to a life of fighting, of coveting, over eating, and of stress for some,
while making others rich in the process.
I now understand the power scripture has to "open the eyes of the blind" and to heal with this knowledge. So what do I do now? Do I sell it or even write a book? I guess the Lord (the real engineer) has won me over because I have decided to give it all away for free.
For this is what the Lord says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.”
Even the prophet Daniel was not interested in profits.
Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.” Then Daniel answered and said before the king, “Let your gifts be for yourself, and give your rewards to another. Nevertheless, I will read the writing to the king and make known to him the interpretation.
See, I have so much trust in everything I have learned that I have even flown to Utah, to Zion National Park to post this website, including the law, from there on the eve of Atonement Day in the hope that it could lead to the peace promised in Isaiah Chapter 2:
The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
As the sun set at Zion, under the light of a super moon, I prayed from the Book of Nehemiah, Chapter 1.
Then I said: “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.
This was the same prayer that John and Abigail Adams would pray when the battles leading to the Revolutionary War began.
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams,
25 June 1775
We live in continual Expectation of Hostilities. Scarcely a day that does not produce some, but like Good Nehemiah having made our prayer with God, and set the people with their Swords, their Spears and their bows we will say unto them, Be not affraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and terible, and fight for your Breathren, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your houses.
Understanding this biblical influence on Adams and the people who fought for America's independence leads us directly to the ideology that inspired the Declaration of Independence which we will discuss later. A few weeks after my trip to Zion, Donald Trump shocked the world and was elected president. I am very convinced, through all this research and understanding how the Law works in the mind, that the reason there is so much cancer, divorce, bitterness, division, suicide, depression, obesity, addictions, anxiety, sleeping disorders, etc, costing billions of dollars in medical expenses, is not because there is no god like many non-believers say. On the contrary, it's because we don't follow his laws, which he gave us for our own sake and the sake of our children. We are now trusting in the world view, the view forced upon us by the rich, and are wearing ourselves out and even our children, for the sake of our pride. The rich and the media are tempting us into sin, spreading bitterness, luring the young and naive into debt, taking away their love and families, forcing them to work 10 hour days, forcing them to raise their children in daycare, allowing hate to be taught on college campuses, dividing people into groups primarily to control and profit from them. No wonder our health care cost have gone up so much in the last 20 years. So I promised the Lord that I would do all this work to open the eyes of the those who are being oppressed, so that they may finally see the cause of it.
The Lord said, “It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; They have not obeyed me or followed my law. Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; as their ancestors taught them.”
So what is this Law and what happens if we don't follow it? What is the Bible really suppose to teach us?
And the Lord said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors (die), and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering (by follow the ways of the people). They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them. And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?’ And I will certainly hide my face in that day because of all their wickedness in turning to other gods.
The Bible warns us about the spreading of bitterness in a nation, which separates people into groups and divides a nation against itself. In the chapter called The Law, we will see how, by using the facial expression network, bitterness is subconsciously spread from generation to generation. This bitterness leads to discrimination, fighting and even war and can change the course of one's whole life. Some groups like the media profit through the popularity of bad news and bitterness; colleges profit by spreading bitterness, convincing students they need costly advanced degrees because their marriages will fail, and even priests have been known to spread bitterness for the purpose of recruiting more followers. Today one in four women over the age of fifty are on anti-depressants so advanced degrees are not leading women to happier lives.
“Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
So join me on a journey through scripture as we use the design of the brain as our guide. Now that we know we are high-tech, there must an understanding that will show us how the Torah Law works in the mind. The understanding that might finally bring all our religions together and finally lead to a world of peace. An understanding that might even make this scripture come true.
“And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
The spirit of supplication is this..
A voice is heard on the barren hills —the weeping and supplication of the children of Israel— because they perverted their way and forgot Adonai (the Lord) their God.
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