Almost everything that happened in 2020 was done in bad taste, or under
false pretenses, outright lies, or self-serving delusions. - Bill Bonner
Building the Foundation of Belief
The Four Cornerstones
first cornerstone of approach in building a belief system concerning
ultimate issues HAS to be Intellectual
Responsibility, which presupposes that whatever we believe or accept as true
and valid MUST be:
- Rational--must not violate the facts
- Logical--must not violate logic
- Reasonable--must not violate reason
To not have this as the PRIMARY foundational approach means that whatever we
build is suspect and unworthy--specifically: irrational, illogical
or unreasonable. It means also that we must take PERSONAL
responsibility for what we choose to believe, letting NO other agency
usurp our spiritual sovereignty in this regard. No other criterion can
come before this one!
The Second Cornerstone
that we are going to
build upon is Yeshua--the J-person--BECAUSE no other source or spokesman
can compare to the beauty, elegance and grandeur of His Good News, which
was backed up by a life DEMONSTRATION! The demonstration was not just
theory or words, but was the COMBINATION of his loving spirit and grace,
his teaching and message, his behavior and actions, the power implicit in his always
constructive miracles, and ultimately by the price that he willingly
paid to have his message of imminent salvation validated for the fallen
unbelievers under the human condition.
The Third Cornerstone
However, we do not have the
J-person here to converse with and canvass directly; we ONLY have passages
of text written in an ancient foreign language. Thus, the third cornerstone
in our foundation HAS to be a correct and valid translation of the ancient
text. Given what we know about translation stagnation--translators and Bible
publishers are reticent to stray too far from the King James version--we
need to cast off the pecuniary concerns and start afresh.
The Fourth Cornerstone
cornerstone HAS to be development of the proper and valid paradigm, because
the paradigm controls how we fit the pieces together. Fortunately, the
J-person in some of his parables clearly suggested a new paradigm to be
At the close of the year designated as 2020
C.E. it is at least 700+ years since the great demonstration, and we may
yet hear the "Obviously not!" built into the woeful rhetorical question
posed by the Godhood Demonstrator, "When the Son of Man passes, will he find
true belief on the earth?" Yet, NO mainstream Christian development of which I am aware suggests
the negative answer to the question! Nothing much has since changed. Not only are we
still under the appalling human condition but we are in the throes of
another global pandemic and the meltdown of America's founding principles.
Can anyone wake up and see that this is NOT working in terms of being good news?
Thus, the IFISEEU site is doing a rebuild; this time being more
careful and intellectually responsible, especially in avoiding undue
reliance upon tradition and mythology. Let's critically examine every piece of material
before it gets incorporated and INTEGRATED. This time let's "build on the Rock"
with sound materials and let the
Godhood Demonstrator suggest the paradigm.