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“Any system built on belief functions through the operations of guilt and hypocrisy. Such a system, whether of acting, training, meditation, self-improvement, etc., functions as a pseudo-religion, and is predicated on the individual’s knowledge of his or her own worthlessness. The system holds itself out as the alleviator, cleanser, and redeemer of the guilty individual.

“Now, none of us is free of self-doubt, and none of us is free of guilt. We all have thoughts, feelings, episodes, and tendencies which we would rather did not exist.

A guilt-based educational system survives through the support of adherents who were guilty before they signed up, who came to classes and failed (how could they do otherwise, as the training was nonsense), and were informed that their feelings of shame—which they brought in with them—were due to their failure in class, and could be alleviated if and only if the student worked harder and ‘believed’ more.”—David Mamet, TRUE AND FALSE Heresy And Common Sense For The Actor, pgs. 86, 87.

 

Matthew 13:24-30 King James Version (KJV)

 

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

 

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

 

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

 

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

 

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

 

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

 

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

Matthew 24: 37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

 

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 

Luke: 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

 

34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

 

35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 

36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 

Acts 10 King James Version (KJV)

 

10 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

 

2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

 

3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

 

4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

 

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

 

6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

 

7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

 

8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

 

9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

 

10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

 

11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

 

12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

 

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

 

14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

 

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

 

16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

 

17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,

 

18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

 

19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

 

20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

 

21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

 

22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

 

23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

 

24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his kinsmen and near friends.

 

25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

 

26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

 

27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

 

28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

 

29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?

 

30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

 

31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

 

32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

 

33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

 

34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

 

35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

 

Acts 15 King James Version (KJV)

 

15 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

 

2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

 

3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

 

4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

 

5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

 

6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

 

7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

 

8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

 

9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

 

10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

 

Galatians 6

 

Freedom in Christ

5 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

 

 

Matthew 25:31-46 King James Version (KJV)

 

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

 

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

 

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

 

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

 

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

 

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

 

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

 

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

 

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

 

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

 

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

 

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

 

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

 

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

 

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

 

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

 

 

 

Matthew 25:31-46 King James Version (KJV)

 

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

 

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

 

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

 

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

 

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

 

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

 

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

 

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

 

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

 

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

 

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

 

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

 

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

 

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

 

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

 

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

 

 

 

 

 

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