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Color coding for "Thinking Out Loud" (Lord vs. Satan webseries):

Every depiction of something physical in Bible is always FIRST a metaphor of some DOCTRINE it teaches. So, Bible uses numbers to denote particular doctrinal themes, and also colors. Ergo the colors chosen for the series, as well as the fonts, sorta tie to their Biblical designations. Windows fonts aren't easily read on all monitors; you may need to enlarge the fonts through Display Properties Settings Advanced, or via the View Text Size in MSIE browser. Moreover Windows isn't consistent in what fonts it provides within each version. So if you find the text hard to read, try overriding the font to either "Gill Sans" or "Comic Sans MS", which Windows always provides (Arial is a pain to read). You should be seeing Comic Sans now, so you know what it looks like. It's the most readable, but not particularly 'erudite'. Other good fonts are: Gill Sans MT (in XP), Gill Sans (Win98SE), MS Reference Serif (XP, but names are similar in older Windows), and its always-available counterpart, Georgia (Georgia Ref makes better use of whitespace in XP). If you see a font you like, you can always find out what it is by Viewing the Source, and then just after the "body" section of HTML, looking for "font face": the first font face which exactly matches a font face in your own browser's fonts, is being used.

Now, to specific colors used. The color scheme is complex. When you get sick of it as I often do -- open your MSIE browser and click Tools, Internet-Options; then hit Accessibility button at bottom of the dialogue box; then, check the "ignore font colors" option, and hit "OK". There will be like-kind commands in the other browsers like Mozilla and Safari and Netscape, but I don't now what they are.

  • Brown = speculative font/sin-nature thinking. You'll be able to tell which is which, by content. Doo-doo is the same color in all races. Skin is just an organ, its color being determined by adaptation to the sun, and means nothing: you can't go by skin color to determine race, for that reason. Why people are racist, I'll NEVER understand. Nobody is any one race; rather we are ALL a mix of ALL races since Noah's kids (who were each a DIFFERENT race, so that genetic disease wouldn't spread so fast). People should do their DNA homework, lol. The Jewish 'race' was only pure in Isaac and Jacob, see Romans 9. Since Jacob married two NON-Jews, the Jewish 'race' has always been mixed; given the promise to Abram, it wouldn't surprise me if everyone by now were a little bit Jewish. Bye-bye, anti-semitism! See? Our doo-doo thinking is the SAME color in every race!

  • Usually Combat or olive-like green background=Trial-Issue Central Issue, God's Design Vindicated; paradigm of or about the actual Cross, i.e., that God is so Gorgeous, even hell becomes heaven, Phili3:8-14. So like the color of Fatigues (well, tries to be) to honor WWII, Vietnam, and Iraq vets. For we are at war, Eph6. On some monitors this color will look minty (drat). Notice how both war and peace colors are traditionally, olive? I can't make it as dark an olive as I'd like and have the font remain readable.

  • Gold =Precious Gold (Bible Doctrine!), Money, Profit. First "field quarter d'or" (heraldic term) of Royal Escutcheon, lit., coat-of-arms, heraldic term. Depicted in Rev4:6ff, tied to gold thread in Temple veil. Represents both money and "gold silver precious stones" of 1Cor3. Rev 4 shows what we moderns would recognize as a heraldic system for the Lord's Escutcheon, and parallels what came to be the Equites pattern which later Europe adopted as its nobility distinctions. My pastor taught this heraldry when exegeting Revelation verse-by-verse for four years daily, back in 1981-85. So, I'm using what he taught to depict the Christian's Royal position, especially in Part III. Sometimes I have to make the background more a cream color, for readability. Gold is always used for the Word in the word. Even when physical gold is portrayed, it's always referring you to the First Gold, His Thinking. Complimentary/high-value metaphorical Bible words are always 'stacked' in meanings: the Word is always on 'top floor' of meaning.

      The other three heraldric "quarters" are "azure" (royal blue), purple (I forget the heraldric name), and "gules" (red, but in Bible it's scarlet, so scarlet is used). Quarters go from upper left (sinister), to right (dexter), as you look (so the onlooker's left is sinister, which is your own right, were you holding the shield). Again, various shades of these are used, depending on what best aids readability.

  • Orange is used as a warning color background. I try to make it as ugly as possible, yet matte enough so your eyes don't hurt. Ongoing problem, that.

  • Inner-mouth flesh or pink background = old sin nature, or Satan's games against us. The stronger the 'pink', the more the stress man's own involvement; a more fleshly color stresses Satan's strategy and tactics. The mouth is the expression of thought, in Bible.

  • Pinkish parchment background (doesn't show as pinkish in all monitors) -- legal covenant provisions in God's Decree, particularly of the Church Bride Contract. The pink is used since the provisions relate to mankind, and for better readability (backgrounds of pale pink or yellow tend to be easier on the eyes). In some other webpages, I just use that background for readability. It works very well with dark green font in Gill Sans MT, imo.

  • Purple = King-Priest, Mediator, Church. Third Quarter of Royal Escutcheon, tied to what might be purple thread in Temple veil (Hebrew translation of the color varies in shade from a crimsoned-purple to even violet-blue, and is maybe the color meant by the tola-worm's blood; see Ps22:6). Purple in Bible denotes priestly power. "Purple" is also used in Bible to mean wealthily-dressed. Note that purple is a mix of red and blue (OT and Blood-of-Christ, which is His Thinking -- blood is always a metaphor of soul thinking, in Bible). Hence, ROYAL: all the way. So the OT colors are strong medium or Prussian Blue, and when mixed with Red, become purple.

  • Rainbow lines =Session, or Session-related (like in Rev4). Rainbow is the symbol of God's unfailing faithfulness, in Bible -- full-spectrum Love, Integrity.

  • Red = Trial testimony issue, or Trial itself. Also Fourth Quarter "field gules" (heraldic term) of the Royal Escutcheon, tied to scarlet thread in temple veil. Scarlet is also the color of political power, in the Bible.

  • Royal Blue=Christ, in 1st Advent. 2nd Quarter of Royal Escutcheon, tied to blue thread in Temple veil. Blue denotes Faithfulness, Constancy.

  • Med.Blue font = Pre-Church and especially Mosaic-Law covenantal provisions, structures, persons. Sometimes a darker medium blue font is used, for eye ease (too much medium blue is hard on the eyes).

  • Space/stars =Divine Design depicted, dated from Eternity Past. Again, on some monitors, this might just look like a black-rimmed or bordered off-white table. But the bitmap is actually a nebula I made in MS Paint.

  • White, flat or bright = Divine Design in eternity past, Eph1: making stones-too-heavy-to-lift.. into sons! Color is a play on the "white pebble" (a voting, citation, entrance-pass) in Revelation. Also depicts the knitting-together in learning Him of Eph4:13-16, as well as the Temple building analogy with Him as Cornerstone; also Peter's use of lithoi (each of us as living stones) -- any Biblical use of stones, even those Satan wanted Our Lord to turn into bread! Sometimes this is varied with yellowish-and-pinkish table backgrounds, to show that this process is in progress, historically. The stones' background might not show as stones on all monitors, especially the new flat-panel ones.

  • Stark white background= God-creation Marriage or Marriage/Divorce Issue, since the Trial is a Divorce Trial. Also represents Bema awards. Satan contests God's Love-Marriage Purpose for creation, essentially suing for a no-fault divorce. You can't see this in translation, because technical court terms are usually fuzzed over: for example, Hebrew "riv" (resh beth, no dagesh) is used very often and always has a marital connotation of divorcing, as well as a criminality, civil breach meaning (i.e., in Gen6, Daniel 9, Hosea, all over Isaiah). So now you know why the Trial is so bitter, at his end. So now you know why the Lord uses "leukoi" (Greek term for "whites", plural, uniform, in Revelation). This type of table background is used mostly in Part IVa-c. It's not always so stark, since stark white is hard on the eyes. So I try to make it more milky, matte.

    Font-type meanings in webseries.

    Again, some (but not all) of the fonts were chosen due to their names, and hence Biblical meanings. If you don't have these fonts, I believe they are public domain so can be emailed to you. There is a never-ending battle with readable fonts in Windows. It's very frustrating.

  • Trebuchet MS=medieval catapult. A trebuchet was a device for hurling stones (or burning items) to break or go over castle walls. PBS sometimes airs series on this, e.g., James Burke's "The Day the Universe Changed" and another series whose moderator I can't remember. See Eph6:11ff. Doctrine always knocks down enemy thought, bringing everything into captivity (in triumphal procession, no less), 2Cor10:3-7 (often badly translated). It's hard to get this font. I notice XP now offers it again, but it looks terrible on flat-panel monitors (way too light). So in XP the substitute font is Franklin Gothic, MS Reference Serif, or even Gill Sans MT. Gill Sans is the most readable of fonts on flat-panel or older monitors/video cards; it best uses white space, yet isn't 'childish' like Comic Sans.
  • Ruach LET=Holy Spirit. "Ruach" is Hebrew OT name for the Holy Spirit; NT equivalent is "pneuma". Often these terms are mistranslated, because the translators didn't notice the absence of the article (our "the"), to denote Divinity (most common translation error in Bible, really screws up your understanding of a verse). Term "ruach" less often means or wind or breath or human spirit (depends on context), and NEVER is the Holy Spirit 'absent' from the meaning. ALWAYS Holy Spirit is the FIRST meaning (you're not breathing, if not by means of Him). Bible always makes endless wordplay and soundplay with these two terms ruach and pneuma, therefore stressing that only He makes you truly alive. Hundreds of verses in OT, brilliantly phrased. It's hard to get this font also. It was a default in some versions of Windows 98SE. It's kinda frilly-looking, but the name makes it worth using.

  • Lithograph=living stones to be written on with His Thinking (Peter's usage of lithoi); also used to depict carved-in-stone destiny, Decreed Purpose, permanent record, citation stone, etc.

  • Matura Script Capitals=Satan's Script: pretty, frilly, stupid, and unreadable if small; just makes you feel good. It looks a LOT like the manuscript uncials and miniscule in the Dark and subsequent Ages' hand-scribed Bibles. You have to read aloud very slowly -- so you forget the content! Worse, reading it blinds you if you read it too long! I can't find this font on XP. It won't be missed. But you'll need it to see the significance of unreadable font in SatTacExamp.htm's "Koran" example.

    Clearly, since these very useful fonts are deleted from the newer XP, write me if you really want the fonts. It shouldn't violate any law I know of, to do this. I can't to upload them to geocities, and I don't yet know how to use FTP, because I write all HTML from scratch, in Word; FrontPage and its kindred programs are a hassle to use. Finally, there's a way to port over the BibleWorks fonts so you could read the real Hebrew and Greek letters, and BibleWorks gives permission for those fonts to be so used; but again, there's much to learn about how to present them. So maybe in 2006 I'll be able to make those improvements, as well.

  • Sisyphus