Many are wary of priestcraft among us. I am one of them. I heard an author being interviewed on the radio a few weeks back. He wrote a compilation of all of the statements Jesus made in the New Testament, organized under about 200 topics. He spoke about how important it is for “Christians to have access to the words of Christ,” and how “no one can have eternal life without abiding in His words.”
I immediately thought of the post I linked to above when I began searching for the author’s material — only to find everything leading me to a place to buy his book. One would think that if a person complied such an important index of the saving “words of Christ” — that they would want any believer to have free access to it [Just as Jesus offered free access to his words when he spoke them].
At the author’s Amazon page, I learned that the book he had written previous to the one I was interested in outlines the story of how he flunked out of every job he held in his first six years after college. But then, upon studying Solomon ["the richest man alive"], he found a way to “achieve greater success and happiness than he had ever known — thus making him a millionaire many times over.”
The book discusses each of Solomon’s insights and strategies into attaining wealth with anecdotes about the author’s personal successes and failures — as well as those of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Steven Spielberg.
That was all I needed to know about this man.
Money is a key of discernment:
A true key for discerning a part of Lucifer’s Babylonian control system is the requirement of money. Nothing in Babylon is given as it is sought after or desired — but only as a person has earned it or has the means to purchase it. In contrast, the gifts and powers of God come only thru asking and thru agency. They are freely given and can only be freely distributed.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
The idea of a community having a money-free system is often criticized as being “utopian” [as is also said of tribal marriage systems, anarcho-primitivism, and anarchy in general]. I have been told by many that:
Your theories are very romantic and idealistic. And like all those other great idealistic theories are confounded by the fact that men and women are sinners, we rarely live up to our own ideals, and our incredible powers of rationalization most often outweigh true justice and equality.
Given our flawed natures, biblically-based political theories aren’t particularly realistic to put forth. I can’t help but think that the realistic scenario of your theories would be a decentralized tyranny of very pompous, self-righteous men exercising self-righteous dominion over their families. I’m not sure I would trade that for a centralized church leadership’s more mild tyranny.
Such criticism is likewise leveled at the concept of establishing money-free systems. However, one will find that humans are prepared to work for nothing — given the condition that they can partake for nothing. Or, as Jesus described it:
…freely ye have received, freely give.
For example, this website contains the work of several contributes — all readable for free. Other examples include: filesharing sites, open source programs, Wikipedia, community/volunteer events, church programs, apprenticeships, etc.
Why you won’t hear more about money-free systems:
If any community within a state were to adopt a money-free system, then tax revenues will start to decline. Further, any monetary penalties designed to encourage or discourage certain behaviors [taxes, penalties, duties, fees, etc.] will become largely ineffective methods of control. Such a community will decrease the power of the state and centralized banking interests as a result of increasing personal freedom and independence.
Tribalism is the key to opening up money-free systems:
Typically, even the mention of money will increase the competitiveness in people. Therefore, were a community to develop on the basis of a money-free economy — it would be more likely to engender cooperative behavior. In a money-free community, leaders must find other incentives to encourage members to do tasks they wouldn’t otherwise do for “free” — a task that would require leaders who are willing to serve [instead of rule] and are willing to govern with persuasion, patience, gentleness, kindness, meekness, genuine love, etc.
This makes the priesthood the best organizing force — and tribal plural marriages the best organizing structure — for a money-free [or Zion-like] community. Priesthood holders accept, by covenant, an obligation to selflessly serve and unconditionally love all who are the concerns of their stewardship.
Zion will be money-free:
The church is lacking in intimacy and connection because we are all still strangers. The only way to achieve Zion, or even a Zion-like atmosphere at church is for the men and women to all be connected to each other through covenants. As it stands, we are connected to Christ through covenants, but not to each other. As long as we remain unfettered by covenant relationships with each other, we will never achieve Zion and our conversations (and actions) will never approach the level of intimacy and sharing required of that ideal.
Only thru the increasing the covenant bonds that connect humans together can Zion begin to emerge as a mode of human organization.
When humans lived in the Edenic state of hunter-gatherer, multihusband-multiwife tribes — currency did not exist. The idea of “having any money” was foreign to Adam — who only kept the tokens associated with his priesthood.
However, the 10,000 year explosion, the dawn of sedentary agriculture, and the associated appearance of states necessitated a commodity that was easy to store and handle in order to facilitate trade among the growing communities of largely un-connected members.
Any return to such a paradisaical lifestyle will only be associated with complimentary return to the manner of connectedness and cooperation humans shared before statism, monogamous family-units, and monetary-based systems of exchange.
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