INTRODUCTION from VOLUME I. - Why GOD Has A Legal Case. . . .
A ‘CONSPIRACY’ CHARGE AGAINST HUMANITY
When you open almost any bible the very first line in Genesis, the first book reads; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (KJV) Thus, most of the bibles one is apt to read starts off with a flawed translation. The ‘Biblia Hebraica Stuttsgartensia’ an original Hebrew language Bible correctly states; “In the beginning ELOHIM created the heavens and the earth.” The Hebrew words ‘God’ and ‘Elohim’ have different meanings, but more about that later. For the time being, let’s just refer to the entity described in the very first book of the Bible as GOD
If there is a God, and most people on earth (statistically, over 80%) believe there is, then he must be the quintessential example of patience and forbearance. For humans have a record of over six thousand years (written, recorded history) of being Anti-GOD. If one believes that GOD the creator is truly the one responsible for everything we humans enjoy as being expressive of life here on earth, we have done him a terrible injustice. When I say we, I mean us (human beings) as the dominant biological intelligent species occupying a single planet in a vast and unfathomable universe.
This book is not about arguing whether or not there is a god. The author is clearly among the 80+ % of people living on earth today who believe in a god. Additionally, the author numbers himself among the 78% of Americans who agreed in a recent Gallop Poll that the Bible is somehow a result of divine intervention, if not direct inspiration.
To be more specific, concerning the author, he believes the Holy Scriptures to have originally been written by men who were in some instances told directly what to say and write and other instances merely inspired to write what they had come to know from a particular god named YHWH (Hebrew) a.k.a Yahweh or Jehovah in English. In those instances, they wrote in their own words expressing meanings they personally received from GOD. (YHWH or Jehovah). The specific words writers used had meanings colored by the times and culture in which they lived. In many instances they were exactly what GOD had dictated. In others they reflected God’s thinking placed in their minds. They wrote words according to what they understood those words to mean at the time they lived in. Since the words they put down were based on thoughts put in their minds by GOD their creator, all scripture in the Bible can correctly be viewed as the inspired word of GOD.
ABOUT the STAR WTNESS IN GOD’S CASE
Therefore, Scripture in its entirety is a product of the divine mind. As such it can be seen as the star witness in his case against the human race and a true representative of his own divine authority. However, what we have today is the Bible. And while it does contain God’s thoughts, men’s words, particularly those of translators have introduced some confusion into the collective body of inspired scripture we know as the Bible. For that reason the author believes there is great advantage in consulting different bible versions by translators who never knew each other or had contact with one another.
Still, regardless of the version of the Bible one may use today, and despite all versions containing some inconsistent elements due to the work of imperfect human translators, ‘scripture’ within the Bible remains essentially what it claims to be in its own words;
2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living”
While most Bibles read similarly to the one cited above, I prefer the translation found in the Geneva Bible of 1560 (below).
2 Timothy 3:16 For the whole Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable to teache, to convince, to correct, and to instruct in righteousnesse, (GNV)
This translation uses the phrase “whole scripture”, which alludes to the Bible in its entirety. Wise bible scholars who employ the “synthesis principal” know this to be the best way to achieve accurate Bible understanding. The synthesis principal demands that the correct understanding for any single passage or individual verse is achieved by considering immediate context, intermediate context and overall context around the passage being considered, with overall context referring to the Bible as a whole. The Geneva Bible translators appear to have been mindful of this when they used the phrase: “whole scripture”.
More than 45 years of Bible research has convinced the author that the spirit of GOD has been instrumental in preserving the Bible as the pre-eminent communication to humans from their creator. As such, it is the single most reliable written source exploring the “mind of GOD”. Thus, this book will be written from a Bible perspective. In effect, Scripture will become the “star witness” in God’s case against the human race. Unless otherwise indicated, Scriptures quoted will be in paraphrase form based on consideration of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 35 different Bible versions. Multiple Bibles were compared in creating paraphrased verses* cited in an effort for accurate clarity and the best understanding of GOD’s thinking as it is expressed in scripture.
A‘CONSPIRACY’ LIKE NONE OTHER IN ALL HISTORY
There have been hundreds of books and countless pages written about every manner of conspiracy perpetrated by men on fellow humans. There are currently conspiracy books in print covering virtually everything from ‘A’ to ‘Z’. Most of these, even ones which may bear an important semblance to truth have been widely discredited and continue to be automatically discredited by self-proclaimed intellectuals whose opinions are highly regarded in human society today. Nonetheless, in many instances, ‘conspiracies’ claimed in the past have proven to be true with the passing of time. ‘Time’ becomes the most accurate evaluator in passing judgment on them individually.
Yet the existence of the greatest and most important conspiracy of all time has been completely ignored by the vast majority of humanity. It is the ancient, yet modern conspiracy to commit a crime against Almighty GOD, with potentially harmful consequences for every human being on earth today. Over the course of history numerous efforts have been made by GOD to bring this crime to an end. Most of these efforts have been ignored by people. However, just because humans choose to disavow any connection with this age-old conspiracy does not mean GOD ignores it.
A conspiracy is loosely defined as an effort by two or more parties acting together to commit a crime or crimes against someone else. In this case, we are speaking of a crime or crimes against GOD Almighty, YHWH.
The fact is that the human race en-masse has long been under indictment for major crimes against GOD which elements of human society have conspired to commit and are currently committing. This “conspiracy against ‘GOD’ can be seen as a ‘legal’ case he has against the human race. In this great “universal” legal case the trial is almost over, guilt has been exposed, sentence has already been determined and execution of sentence is imminent. What still remains to be ascertained in a final sense is who individually among humankind will be found guilty and condemned to judicial punishment and who will be recipients of GOD’s mercy and allowed to survive to life in GOD’s KINGDOM, an administration over the affairs on earth under direct sovereignty of YHWH God.
THE CASE “BEYOND CONSPIRACY”
Around thirty one hundred years ago GOD publically stated he had a case against an ancient people he was in a covenant relationship with, a people whom he considered his very own.
Ezekiel 6:3 Hear this you mountains (governments), you the foundations of the world, for YHWH ( ) has a case against his people (Israel). He is lodging a complaint against them.*
Also from Hosea 4:1; Hear what YHWH says, O people of Israel! GOD has filed a lawsuit against you, saying: "There is no faithfulness, or kindness, or knowledge of ME in your land. *
One might assume that these verses apply exclusively to ancient Israel. This is a false assumption. While Israel was a nation YHWH God was dealing with in a special way when these verses were written the important point was, they were ‘HIS’ people. All people by virtue of their decent from Adam and Eve who were directly created by Elohim are also GOD’s people.
When the first humans were created and placed on this earth, GOD entered into a contract with them. A contract of this nature is referred to in the Bible as a covenant. A covenant is legally binding for all parties included in it. In the case of God’s covenant with Adam and Eve, it was a contract with GOD as one party plus Adam and Eve and all and their future descendants as the second party. For his part it was based on GOD providing them with all they needed to sustain a blissful and meaningful life in a paradise he had provided them with on earth. Their part was respecting and obeying him as their creator, sovereign and fatherly benefactor. While GOD did not violate the terms of that original agreement, Adam did and so did his human descendants. Humanity as a whole has largely rejected the sovereignty of GOD Almighty, and by doing so they have abandoned him. As a consequence of that covenant, which required specific terms in their relationship with him, he has a case against the whole human race exclusive of a small number of human beings who have not abandoned him and continue to support his sovereignty.
In the days of the prophets Amos and Micah, GOD’s case against his people was largely based on their refusal to listen to him as their sovereign. Today GOD’S CASE AGAINST the HUMAN RACE goes far beyond disobedience. It involves the greatest conspiracy ever contrived in all the annals of history.
THE CHARGES AGAINST HUMANITY TODAY
This book is about the case YHWH, the almighty GOD, has against humankind, which is based on the crimes of “APOSTASY” and “CONSPIRACY to commit Apostasy in the eyes of GOD” along with the crimes of “DISOBEDIENCE” against GOD’s ‘NATURAL LAWS’ as well as his ‘OFFICIALLY STATED MANDATES’.
Accordingly, this book will pursue GOD’s case from both the ‘Human’ and ‘Divine’ perspectives. For the ‘divine’ viewpoint the author will present as witness, GOD’s own thoughts according to scripture found in the Bible. The human perspective will explore the activities and behavior of people over the course of history and how that record convicts them of the charges in his case. The book will employ a line of reasoning set out by one who professed to know GOD intimately. That is Jesus Christ, who identified himself as “the Son of GOD” and who is described in the Bible as the “first-born” of all creation; who existed and functioned alongside GOD, since the beginning of recorded time.
The Bottom Line in God’s Legal case pertaining to Natural Law for humans asserts that GOD is and remains their fatherly benefactor as long as they are in harmony with his will and the rest of his creation. The legal case from the standpoint of formal requirements according to covenants entered into between the parties is documented in recorded Scripture preserved for posterity. God’s basis for the case is summed up in a simple phrase repeated numerous times by YHWH, God and recorded for posterity under his direction.
“I shall to be GOD to you and you will be my family on earth”. * (from Jer. 7:23, Ezek. 11:20, Zec. 8:8, Heb. 8:10 and other places)
The book will explore the reasons why GOD has such a case against humans, who the perpetrators and conspirators in crime are, and the nature of the evidence against them. Also, what efforts God has made to rectify these crimes against him, how humans have opposed these efforts and finally what hope there is for any of us to avoid punishment for something GOD sees as a ‘capital’ offense against him.
Since this charge is rooted in the earliest days of man’s presence on the earth, this book will go back in time to the beginnings of the crime scene and trace its development through history down to our own day. Volume I. will demonstrate just how, when, where and why the case GOD has against the human race originated. Volume II. will show what it evolved into in our times and how it affects us as individuals and what constitutes the body of evidence GOD has in his legal case against us as individuals and as members of the human race.
An advance warning; the evidence may be discomforting to some readers and there may be an enormous tendency to deny facts. However, if one is truly honest-hearted and sincerely wishes to avoid the consequences of GOD’s judicial case against humanity, this book will offer real hope based on intense investigation into facts and areas most people don’t even think about.
First, before we go back to those early beginnings, we will consider some of the legal terms in this case God has against humans. We will define what legally constitutes a ‘conspiracy’, within the judicial system as we know it today? Also how ‘Apostasy’ is defined in the eyes of GOD, according to his own inspired word, (Holy Scripture). We will consider what constituted a ‘contract’ (covenant) then (when it all began, and now, when events face their sure conclusion). And finally, while ‘disobedience’ is a concept well understood by most persons and therefore should not need a clarified definition. Still, what it is to God, what his reasons are for demanding obedience and why he considers it absolutely essential is something most people give little thought.