Open Thread: Short List Of Necessary Reading For Recent Converts

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It’s starting to happen.

More and more people are twigging to reality.

It’s a bitter damned pill, but people are starting to understand:

 
Suggestions in comments below, please:

What 5 items should be read and discussed with folks who come to you and need the Resistance 101 quick-start version?

For the purposes of this exercise, assume the newbie is of known provenance to you, thereby mitigating the security issues.

Assume also that political indoctrination can come later, perhaps via another open thread akin to this one.

Proceed.

82 responses to “Open Thread: Short List Of Necessary Reading For Recent Converts

  1. The most important book on the issue of “money”.

    The Creature From Jekyll Island.

  2. To all Bible readers and lovers of the Book of Revelation, references to end times etc, do not follow the Book of Revelation. It is darkness that has somehow become attached to the NT and should not be read let alone referred to as a possibility. They should have left it out of the Bible but I think they kept it just to scare the folks to follow the line. There is enough information out there without going the Revelation route. Alex

    • While I have to agree that following the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ is not doctrine for believers saved in the dispensation of grace (we must be “caught up”; the dispensation of grace comes to an end, before any of that prophesy takes place), it is an integral and most critical part of Gods book. To say that “they” should have “left it out” of the Bible implies that men compiled the Bible and therefore it is not Gods fully inspired, preserved and revealed word to man. If the book was not included, the Bible would be massively incomplete and prophesy itself would make zero sense at all. GraceCountryBibleChurch at yahoo dot com if you would like to explore with me further Alex.

      It is during the revelation that “thy Kingdom comes to earth as it is in heaven”. It is what the nation Israel had been promised since the world began. It is what Christ taught Israel (not the church which is His body) to pray for. A Kingdom with a Righteous King to rule over all the earth. The body of Christ is not a nation; it is an unprophesied “new creature”.

      Gal 6:15… “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”

      When once there was a very big difference between Jew and Gentile, there is now none. In this dispensation God does not recognize any nation, for He has reconciled Himself to all men everywhere (2 Cor 5:17-21), by grace through the faith OF Christ alone.

      Gal 2:16… “Knowing that a man is NOT justified by the works of the law, but by the faith OF Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith OF Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

      God will destroy all the kingdoms the god of this world (satan) and man have together constructed before said Kingdom comes. This is a future promise. It will occur.

      Daniel 2:44… “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the Kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.”

      Rev 21:1-5… “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

      Hardly “darkness”, though things get ugly before they get good; but new “light” in total. Evil must be totally destroyed and the world is evil. That’s gonna be a messy project.

      Rev 22:5… “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”

      Fortunately God has not appointed those saved by His grace in the faith of Christ unto the wrath to come.

      1 Thes 5:9… “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”

      Trust in the finished work of Christ today and be saved.

      Gal 1:3-5… “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    • DWEEZIL THE WEASEL

      Alex: Agreed. The Book Of Revelation was not really popular at the early church councils and there was some debate as to whether it should even be included in the Bible. That being said, the bigger problem are the legions of evangelical loons who hang on every word, interpret every natural cataclysm as a sign from the Almighty that the end is neigh, and refuse to engage in the daily battle of life because of it. They truly believe in this Rapture nonsense and, in their own deluded minds, already have their GET OUT OF HELL FREE card,
      The Eschatology Business has been a huge financial windfall for the major mega-churches in Amerika. David Jeremiah, John Hagee, and Charles Stanley come to mind immediately. And, there are many others, including the two hucksters who made millions off of the LEFT BEHIND series. These carnival barkers are laughing all the way to the bank. And, their followers have their heads totally in the sand. Sad.

  3. KJV is based on less accurate manuscripts than newer translations and is written in archaic language. You don’t speak THAT language. ESV or NASB are the best word-for-word translations. NIV is a paraphrase and is becoming more politically correct.

    Revelation is an apocalyptic style of literature, and trying to derive a SPECIFIC interpretation is not really possible. But its canonicity is not in doubt.

    I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Frank Turek and Cold Case Christianity by Jim Wallace are great resources to demonstrate the rational basis of Christianity.

    Many great references above. John Seymour’s book on self-sufficiency is excellent.

    Bracken, Culper, Velocity, Mosby, Sparks…bUT of course!

  4. Resistance to Tyranny

    Unintended Consequences

  5. I really want to share a revelation with everyone here. In a sense it has much to do with the intent of CA’s post here.
    I’m sure some will howl and scold me for what I have to say, but as John Mosby is want to do at times, it is healthy to stomp on some sacred cows.
    My intent is not to disparage anyone or anything, throw an outlier out and see what is reeled in, but to plant a seed of alternative thought. Because if there has been a takeaway for me on this journey called freedom, which really began all those years ago when CA first fired up WRSA, and I was fucking blown away by the audacity and courage of this guy who had the the balls to poke the elites in the eye with an ugly stick, it is, it all, begins with each of us. That is where the answers lay. Trust me, it really really does…

    Now why self determination, Agragranism, and Liberty is such a revolutionary and rational way of living?

    Humans in groups make insane decisions. Demotism of any form dooms a civilization and those within it. Your looking at the truth of that right now right here, today, eyes wide open in front of you as the vast majority of America commit economic, cultural, religious, and political hari cari.

    It is why the liberty movement looks to outsiders who pay it at best lip service, or espouse it’s ideals, without the actual dirt labor and grit required of living it, those who grouse and cry it’s a loosers proposition, why you hear so many rag on about resistance is futile, we are all toast, there is no going back and so on.
    I beg, plead, to differ. And I have the courage of my convictions and the proof of living it to prove it. If there is one thing that has made every and all difference in my freedom, my liberty it is self determination and ruthless individualism.
    Self determination is individualism writ and lived large.
    This is where it gets very difficult to convey something of profound nature. It isn’t a organization, or a movement like the tea party or the IIIPercenters, it isn’t even really an idea, it is action, it is audacity lived. That is the crux of the matter.
    As well intentioned those movements are, as hopeful as it their adherents are, Liberty is only possible through one simple primal action, and it is action, the act that matters, there is no panacea, it is self determination that is the big secret. No secret to it to those of us who cross the threshold. Because that liberty you want so much, it only begins, and becomes something indomitable, possible, with each of us, not as a group per say. It is then, and only then, by dint of our labor and will, starting with each of ourselves, the fruits of our individual efforts and labors become something that can not be denied by any force on Earth.
    There is no getting around this. There are no profound or easy workarounds without becoming your inner dirt person, figuratively and literally. Yet the act of self determination and individualism made in the intent to specifically free oneself and live in liberty, that is where the whole armor of freedom comes from. It is liberty’s fulcrum. It is the lynch pin upon which all else, all the components of liberty are connected. It is the act of collective individualism, (an oxymoron?), that creates that plural composite of the most powerful weapon ever devised against every evil known and the root of the tree of liberty.
    Get busy living liberty,
    or get busy dying in tyranny.