Merchandise of ...Souls

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scott
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Merchandise of ...Souls

Post by scott » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:12 pm

I wrote this article a few years ago and thought I would post it for those that might find it interesting.

II Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Redeemer that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Revelation 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
It should be of great concern, that it is through covetousness that men will be made merchandise of, as quoted in II
Peter 2:3.

I say of great concern, because most people in this world base their decisions on how much will it cost and how much money will they make. In other words materialism and covetousness are rampant.

The footnote in the 1599 Geneva Bible describes covetousness as: for the most part is a companion of heresie, and maketh merchandise even of soules. They will abuse you, and sell you as cattle in a fair.”

Cattle don’t have names. They have a tag in their ear with a number on it. Government cares only what your legal name is and what your number is, not what your Christian name is. You may not think of it this way, but most bureaucrats do.
Do you feel like a rational being when the government tells you, “This year we are going to raise your taxes.”Or when you are pulled over by a man wearing a gun and badge, because the little light that shines on your car tag is out, and when you go to court they tell you,”This is a crime. The fine will be $65.00.” How about when you work all your life,and you pay income, social security, state and many other taxes. You put the money into a retirement account, and you are told when you can take it out after you pay more taxes on it. If you are happy with this, then you must enjoy being a subject, an article, a bale of goods.

In Barnes’ Notes (2 Pet.2:3), he states: [Make merchandise of you] Treat you not as rational beings, but as a bale of goods, or any other article of traffic. That is, they would endeavor to make money out of them, and regard them only as fitted to promote that object.

Have you ever thought about how man could be referred to as merchandise? It doesn’t really make sense until you look at how our government controls and intimidates its subjects through taxation, legislation and regulations.
Do you know if you are a natural person, artificial person or a fictitious (imaginary) person?
For example read this definition of a natural person in Barron’s Law Dicitonary.

NATURAL PERSON: A human being, as opposed to artificial or fictitious “persons” such as corporations. See 209 F. 749,754; 104 N.Y.S. 510,511. The phrase “natural person” does not include corporate entities, but the phrase “person” without qualification may or may not include artificial persons, depending on context. Thus the phrase “no person” in the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause has been held to include natural and artificial persons, see 118 U.S. 394,396, but the phrase “no person” in the Fifth Amendments “privilege against self incrimination” clause has been held to include only natural persons and not corporations since the privilege is personal and may not be asserted by an artificial person. See 201 U.S. 43. Business premises are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures and corporations do enjoy Fourth Amendment rights. 429 U.S. 338,353.

Bouvier’s Law Dictionary has this to say about a natural person. – Every full citizen is a person; other human beings, namely, subjects who are not citizens, may be persons. But not every human being is necessarily a person, for a person is capable of rights and duties, and there may well be human beings having no legal rights, as was the case with slaves in English Law… A person is such, not because he is human, but because rights and duties are ascribed to him. The person is the legal subject or substance of which the rights and duties are attributes. An individual human being considered as having such attributes is what lawyers call a natural person.
Most people today do not realize that their status as a person, with God given inalienable rights, has been changed through incorporation, licensing, and many types of contractual agreements made with the government.

Read what this court had to say. “While this court has not attempted to define with exactness the liberty thus guaranteed, the term has received much consideration and some of the included things have been definitely stated without doubt, it denotes not merely freedom from bodily restraint but also the right of the individual to contract, to engage in any of the common occupations of life, to acquire useful knowledge, to marry, to establish a home and bring up children, to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience, and generally to enjoy those privileges long recognized at common law as essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by freemen… the established doctrine is that this liberty may not be interfered with, under any guise of protecting the public interest, by legislative action which is arbitrary or without reasonable relation to some purpose within the competence of the State to effect.” Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 US 390,399-400

This is hardly the case today. Our government interferes with and regulates most aspects of peoples lives in this country.

A state may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right Granted by the Federal Constitution.
Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105, at page 113 (1943)

Our churches today are 501c3 corporations. By incorporating, churches went from being a group of free individuals to becoming a state created entity (artificial and fictitious persons). The government sees, and rightfully so, any corporation as its creation, to control and set regulations as it sees fit. Why do churches incorporate? Money.
Most people have no idea what is entailed when they get a license from the State to perform certain activities.

Black’s Law Dictionary license: The permission by competent authority to do an act which, without such permission, would be illegal, a trespass, a tort, or otherwise not allowable. People v. Henderson, 391 Mich. 612, 218 N.W. 2d 2,4.

One area that I find no room for licensing is in religion. Should we need permission from the state to preach? Is it illegal to preach without a license? According to the definitions of licensing, and case law, you are granted permission (by the state) to preach and it would be illegal to preach without such permission.

Bouvier’s Law Dictionary: license: “Authority to do some act or carry on some trade or business, in its nature lawful but prohibited by statute, except with the permission of the civil authority or which would otherwise be unlawful”.

John Bunyan ,who wrote Pilgrims Progress, spent the most part of 12 years in and out of prison for refusing to take a license to preach the word of God.
What about a marriage license? I read this excerpt in a publication called “We The People”.
In keeping with the common law principles upon which this country is founded, We the People have come across numerous references to “marriage contracts” and “common law marriages”. We decided to find out a little more about these subjects when we heard that various states were battling parents over custody of their children on the premise that “since the state married them (through a license), the children were ‘fruits of the state.’ They were saying that what the state grants, the state can take away and since parents were married by permission of the state—with their license, the state had a vested interest in the children of the marriage.

Corporation: The Supreme Court determined that: “ A corporation is a creature of the State. It is presumed to be incorporated for the benefit of the public. It receives certain special privileges and franchises and holds them subject to the laws of the state and the limitation of its charter. Its powers are limited by law. It can make no contract not authorized by its charter. Its right to act as a corporation are only preserved to it so long as it obeys the laws of its creation. There is a reserved right in the legislature to investigate its contracts and ascertain if it has exceeded its powers.” Wilson v. U.S. 382,31 Sup. Ct. 538,55L. Ed. 771, Ann. Cas. 1912A,558,

Another court ruled, in Redfield v. Fisher, 292 P.813, at page 819 (1930) “The individual, unlike the corporation, cannot be taxed for the mere privilege of existing. The corporation is an artificial entity which owes its existence and charter powers to the state; but the individuals’ rights to live and own property are natural rights for the enjoyment of which an Excise cannot be imposed.”

Black’s Law Dictionary Organization: organization includes a corporation or government subdivision or agency, business trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Revelation 18:4 … Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Revelation 9:20&21 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands,that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
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Re: Merchandise of ...Souls

Post by Thomas Jeffrey » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:07 pm

Brother Scott,

What a great article! I'm sorry I didn't see this posting before.

It's said that a man who does not know the Law is destined to be a slave. You hit the nail on the head... if a man gets deceived by becoming a "person" of the State, he and his soul have become merchandise.

May the Lord richly bless you,
Thomas
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Re: Merchandise of ...Souls

Post by scott » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:59 pm

An interesting quote I just read:

“[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a National system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading [Birth Certificate] to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two would figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner; every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.” [attributed to Colonel Edward Mandell House in a letter to Woodrow Wilson (President 1913-1921)]
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Re: Merchandise of ...Souls

Post by iamfreeru2 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:30 am

scott wrote:An interesting quote I just read:

“[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a National system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading [Birth Certificate] to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two would figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner; every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.” [attributed to Colonel Edward Mandell House in a letter to Woodrow Wilson (President 1913-1921)]
This quote has been around for a very long time and may be just patriot mythology. I have never seen any proof this to be authentic, so take with a measure of salt.
I am called Michael, a bond servant of the Chirst
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