This post is under prolonged construction. I found a handy albeit incomplete and not wholly accurate Jerusalem timeline, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Jerusalem
Background videos most relevant to this post start here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIxH4Su ... 4fmi3Xs3Yf
To save you time, here again are the links to the latest versions of the Matt24-25 text and the anaphora tester:
http://www.brainout.net/Matt24-25ParsedR5.pdf and http://www.brainout.net/AmenAnaphoraR.xls . The xls works in Excel/Word2003 and prior, as well. Old WordPerfect should be able to handle it.
- Purpose of the xls is manifold:
a) test DELIBERATENESS of the distances between anaphora occurrences as a way to verify we counted syllables correctly,
b) test DELIBERATENESS of the MEANING of the distances, as in Bible even syllable counts have vital doctrinal meanings designed to interact with and hence elucidate, the text.
c) FIND THE NEXUS, the key to why the anaphora have those distances. The nexus will always be the middle anaphora in a series. Here, it's 1570-1640 AD, which is the English Reformation and the 2nd official historical 70-year voting period, post-Cross. The period is a sudden-death round: if not enough are positive to Bible, Time ends. Its precedent is the Flood (120=50+70).
So you'll need the map of Time per BIBLE (not stars or errant scholars who use lunar years tho Bible only uses solar): http://www.brainout.net/GeneYrs.xls and its verse list plus calcs post Gen5, http://www.brainout.net/brainoutFAQ.htm#6a . The math is intense, but not complex. Fifth grader could do it.
Video explainer channel, http://www.vimeo.com/channels/howgodorchestratestime
PURPOSE OF POST
I think I get the meaning of the Matt24 anaphora differentials in relation to the text, specifically with reference to how 'our' anaphora for 2030, will play. The idea is to know the future from the past, so that was the issue: what past is tied together, to tell us what future? To know that, you have to establish the THEMES:
How Daniel 9's '62nd week' will stretch out FOR CHURCH, given Christ will die at the start of it, 7 years EARLY.
Where Daniel 2's Man of Time will 'fit', in light of Daniel 10-12, relative to this new 'deathbed blessing' of prophecy through 3250AD (both Matt24-25 being one chapter in the meter and in Greek).
Who are the potential 'people of the ruler to come' at the end of Dan9:26, since the Roman Model of Government is already tagged from Temple Down forward (and there are two Romes in the future, 2nd being Constantine's in what is now called Istanbul). That question will inform the entire text, esp. cuz all governments ended up adopting the Roman Model from Christ onward. There is not a constitution on earth today, which isn't based on that model. So ANY COUNTRY can become the country where the Gentile Anti-Christ rises.. except Israel.
Hence, WHERE the Gentile Antichrist will be, in any given time, since Rapture is unpredictable.
Major update to Daniel is that CHURCH will be the seed of the Gentile AntiChrist, which of course Rev17 will later reveal in more detail. So
BIBLE LEARNING is traced, since Satan will try to turn that country/countries into the seed source, again given what we'll later know from Rev17 is CHURCH. Like Thieme said circa Lesson 800 in Series 376 Spiritual Dynamics when covering Matt4, 'Satan always plays to strength', so he tempted Christ based on His Strengths. Same, for His Kids.
So the themes above constitute a geographical tour over time, with the King of the North, having been defined since Daniel 2 as first Babylon, then Persia, then Greece and then 'Rome', moves progressively westward.
So too, did Bible interest, esp. after Temple Down.
So as it stands now, were the Rapture to occur in January 21 et seq., the Gentile anti-christ would be Trump, if he's not saved.
Interlinked are the same historical trends that run in 490 and 1000-year cycles, as I tried to summarize here:
Because, if those deadlines aren't met, Time can still end just as was the rule pre-Church.. and maybe there is no Rapture.
How past anaphora inform Matt25:12's, for 2023-2041 AD
Now we get technical. The anaphora benchmarks critical times which include all of the above themes. Looks like the clause just before amen legw humin
is used to explain the nature of
the time. As each of these anaphora passes, we can more easily look back at history to forecast the meaning of the next amen legw humin
meaning. So for us, there have already been THREE occurrences:
1st, at syll 57=87AD=what was supposed to be Trib Start, had there been no Church; prior clause beingοὐ βλέπετε ταῦτα πάντα; '[Don't] you see all this?'
After all, maybe believers would mature anyway, so the 'old schedule' would still be met in time. We know it wasn't, but it could have been, and Christ is speaking 57 years before it happens (haha, 57 days from Passover Start to Pentecost).
So we have really a trilogy, as Luke 21 maps the same syllables exactly
, Temple Down, matched to Matt24:1 with the disciples drooling over the BUILDING rather than the BUILDER Who is LEAVING THE BUILDING (hahaha, considering 40 is used in syll count).
, Titus who took the Temple Down, goes up as Emperor and Pompeii goes down (Romans were very superstitious, they'd interpret that as a bad omen for Titus).
, will end up being called Domitian's Terror
(against JEWS, tho Christians were lumped in as Jews, hated cuz their non-willingness to pay obeisance to Emperors and Rome's gods, was considered unpatriotic).
So this triptych is our precedence for how to read the subsequent anaphora, in a familiar pan-OT prophecy sequence:Foreign Domination,
Foreign Power Judged,
Of course, then at the last minute when all looks hopeless.. deus ex machina, Savior comes down at the end of the 'play'. BIBLE theme since Genesis, which the Greeks would later ape in all their lit.
Not fully sure that the above purple descriptions are apt, using them for now. In Domitian's Terror, really the focus was on how to steal your money. The guy was constantly broke. So if you didn't pay your Jewish tax, or if you had so much money it was more profitable to accuse you of being impious (atheist, not serving Rome's gods or deified Emperor, esp. Domitian) -- then you would be stripped of your property, if noble/famous BANISHED (hence John to Patmos). Or, sometimes killed. That being what Domitian did to the senators and other high-born at Rome and partly because Jews converted a lot of the high-born, obviously elsewhere in the empire it was politick to do the same, even absent any Imperial Mandate (of which we find none).
So persecution has that pecuniary flavor to it. Else more or less don't ask, don't tell
as Trajan would later tell Pliny.
So now look how apt, Matt24:2c (first occurrence of the anaphora), d:
ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν
(2nd dateline, again 30AD,syll count 63 meaning yrs pre‐Mill had there been no Church),
'believe it when I tell you'
Luke 21:6 'covers' the anaphora with καταλυθήσεται
, in order to also end at 63 syllables, sure sign Luke is MAPPING to Matt24:2c,d while he writes.
Cuz Matt24:2d uses the same term,
οὐ μὴ ἀφεθῇ ὧδε λίθος ἐπὶ λίθον ὃς οὐ καταλυθήσεται
'not one stone will be left upon another'. Which of course ends at syll 84=114AD, just in time for the rebellion to start in Libya over the Temple NOT being rebuilt, inter alia.
Since the 63 takes us forward to the end of what was supposed to be Israel's history and the beginning of the Mill absent Church (Trib completes), now we know why Rev 11 mocks whatever structure is there
, God telling John to use a 'reed' not a rod (for measuring a foundation PRIOR TO BUILDING, so if Dome/other structure is there, it's treated as non-existent).
So no, unlike some who claimed to have studied under Thieme, the Bible NEVER authorizes the Temple to be rebuilt.
But oh, Abominations will be attempted, and regularly!
Israel started wanting to replace the Temple, see, and even rebelled (as you well know) 115-117 AD, when Trajan died (first eta
in Eph1:5), and Hadrian who'd come to hate the Jews, took over. He said no
, the Jews kept rebelling, so presto chango we have Matt24:3's sardonic meter for Bar Kochba rebellion in 132-135
; resulting by 140 AD and after Hadrian's death.. in Aeolia Capitolina, with a pig temple atop the Temple Mount. Just like under Antiochus IV Epiphanes, about 44 sevens prior.
490 years after
Antiochus, would be Constantine creating the first unity of church and state
, 325 AD, Matt24:9 syll clause ending 295, Τότε παραδώσουσιν ὑμᾶς εἰς θλῖψιν
, 'Then they will deliver you over to 'tribulation', which is exactly what happened as a result of the Council of Nicaea. Laws here
. There were plans to rebuild the Temple or put something else 'Christian' atop it, as the pig temple was in disrepair; but nothing I can find, actually happened.
I'm newly convinced that Rev17:10's 7th king is patterned like the King of the North in Daniel 11, where actually a series of kings is depicted, ending with Antiochus IV in Dan11:34, and then as PARALLEL the final real KON in 11:35 et seq (or 36, with 35 as changeover in parallelism), is the one for the Trib. Similarly, since even by Domitian's day more than 5 Roman Emperors had lived, the angel is selecting five as prototypes, with Domitian (esp. as he was then persecuting to get money) as the current proto.. and the future 7th one would START with Constantine, who himself is the prototype of the final KON.
I remember you and some others interpret the five to be past big empires. That would fit, too. Big isn't necessarily territory, but can be influence. The final 10-nation confederacy is.. who knows. Tradition assigns it to the same geography as SPQR, but in what year and extent? It reached its largest extent under Trajan, and shrank after that, with a brief resurgence in size under Justin or Justinian, I forget which. Then what about the Holy Roman Empire? In short, which Roman-style governance is in view? And why do we ASSume it must cover the same territory as ancient Rome, esp. since Constantine moved the territory capital, EAST?
Rome pretty much split after he died, between his sons warring, and those who succeeded them.
So that's why the 8th is the beast itself, since the real Constantine will be dead, but started the dangerous precedent, today reflected in the 'Seven Mountains' movement of jerks surrounding Donald Trump
(of whom Ted Cruz' dad, James Dobson and other big names, are big in that movement).
The seven mountains
were literally rebuilt by Constantine in what he called New Rome
, which today we call Istanbul
This Rev17 connection, obviously sourced here in Matt24, thus explains a prelude, since the intertwining rules of the 490 and 1000 qualifying periods, might undo the whole timeline if not met. This is where we get the Matt24:1 war related to Jerusalem, full circle. Text denoting that 490:
Matt24:15 Ὅταν οὖν ἴδητε τὸ βδέλυγμα τῆς ἐρημώσεως
'When you see the Desolating Abomination'*
τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ Δανιὴλ τοῦ προφήτου ἑστὸς ἐν τόπῳ ἁγίῳ
'spoken of via Daniel, in the Holy Place' =490=520AD.
What Abomination was that? Oh, the newly-appointed Elias (!) bishop of Jerusalem wanted to construct a temple atop the Temple Mount, to MARY. Not, to Christ. Can't be more Abominating than that, huh. But the poor guy couldn't get the money until a few years later when Justinian gave him some, and the Nea Theotokos
was built over the next 20 years or so.
Aha. So by the next time we see amen legw humin
, we'll know what to expect. Which is where the anaphora takes us, next.
* If a fresh manure truck crashed into your house, you'd have to leave it for a long time. That's 'desolation'
For 2nd, just prior to the next amen legw humin, is Matt24:33, ending syll 1110=1140 AD; a lot has happened, in between.
οὕτως καὶ ὑμεῖς, ὅταν ἴδητε πάντα ταῦτα, γινώσκετε ὅτι ἐγγύς ἐστιν ἐπὶ θύραις
'In this manner (like the fig tree analogy just prior), when you see all this: know that it's next-to-come, even at the door (of time, next event).'
Well, what preceded that? The 1000 qualifier deadline, which was our 1030 AD. That was marked by Matt24:31,
καὶ ἀποστελεῖ τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ μετὰ σάλπιγγ
ος μεγάλης, 'Then He sends his angels with trumpet'(blowing, cut mid-word), the whole clause ending at 1004. Bolded section is at 1000=1030 AD.
What about that time? Well, first the Byzantines and Persians fight over the area so much they exhaust themselves by 630; just in time, cuz Mohammed baby dies in 630, his Muslims overrun Jerusalem, take over the now-derelict, Temple Mount. The bishops didn't keep it up, felt it was meant to be a desolation (pleased their rampant anti-semitism); weren't even sure where the Temple Mount was; conquering Umar baby found it via a dream he had, built the Dome of the Rock over it.
After that, well it was in the hands of the Arabs until the Christians took it upon themselves to rebel, the Arabs beat them off, Byzantium now really full of itself, intervenes. In 1030 there's a treaty with the Arabs, and churches are rebuilt.. but not that one. So by the end of first 1000 after the Lord's death, The Temple The Temple Depicted is still Abominated under a Dome.
But not for long. There's a back and forth with the Arabs fighting the Byzantines, which prompts the latter's loss and its Emperor's death, with Arab takeover of Jeru again in 1073, followed by the 1st Crusade.
By the time the 1082=1112 AD clause ends, Jeru will be back under control by the first King of Jerusalem, Baldwin I. He has the thing reconverted into a Byzantine Church. So still an Abomination, under a different name with a paint job. So how did Christ satirize that?
Matt24:32 is the 1082=1112 clause, text reads: γινώσκετε ὅτι ἐγγὺς τὸ θέρος·
'Know that summer is next.' Yeah, fig tree = Israel changes hands again, put out the leaves so war put it out, new master paints over the Rock of Their Salvation, mindless except that it beats the Muslims.
Oh, and by the way: Jews can't enter.
And that is how it remains. Strongest apocalyptic language covers this period from 905-1030 AD, in Matt24:29-30; so the analogy is to the final Armageddon battle, Zech 14. Historically it's the period of Abbasid versus Fatimid wars with Byzantium interfering off and on, causing (eventually) the Crusades. Jews are endlessly persecuted, and under the Fatimids, even Christians are as well. REALLY BAD TIME to be in the Levant.
Now the plot thickens a lot.
We've been focusing on Jerusalem, how the first and second anaphora PREVIOUS clauses, focus on Israel, the Abomination, Daniel, etc. But what about the other themes, like .. Bible learning?
That's where the second anaphora
threads to highlight; for by syll 1110=1140AD=Matt24:33, the quintessential Lord-coming-to-you
'DOOR' analogy is used. It will matter a lot when we go to the next anaphora, so it's mentioned here. Door, coming to you, opening
.. what? His Head in your head
, fellowship, supping with you
, as Rev 3 will warn. You can't learn if in a state of sin, so no fellowship and discipline instead knocks at the door.
So what do you want the door of your volition to 'open'? Dinner, or Discipline?
By 1140AD, many monasteries wanted lots of Dinner. Hundreds had arisen in the West, and at this point a Cistercian had just been made Pope. His sect of monks had made Bible teaching (though bad), esp. in Britain (the star of the anaphora story, next stop).. had become common. Many Bibles copied over and over by hand, a certain amount of freedom from persecution for the Jews, so we had complete texts routinely copied by the third century or so, with Jerome's famous original Hebrew finds, verifying the text.
In the 500's you had missionary activity as well, and the monks flourished wherever the missionaries went. They had various names, often Benedictine, Cluny, finally Cistercian.. and all three of these would corrupt within a generation or three, followed up by some fresh new austere group. They made beer, wine, did carpentry, husbanding of livestock or vegetables, as well as copying Scripture, and were an important part of each local economy. They taught, and no matter how badly, they chanted and memorized and the local people got all that text HEARD.
By 500, remember, the seeds of modern Europe were forming under Clovis and his progeny, to be followed up by the repulse of those same Muslims trying to get into France.. Battle of Tours and Charles the Hammer (Martel), gave France and upper Europe a breather. That gave rise to the Carolingians, and under Charlesmagne Bible learning was a thing pan-realm. Again, poorly taught but well copied and changed, memorized, even the script and mechanism of making a Bible copy, more efficient. Which led to more monasteries: handy way to seem pious yet be independent of Rome. Finally, it led to outright political clashes with Rome, and the tables turned, with the Carolingians saving the Papacy against the Lombards: clever thing, since the Papacy wanted to worm its way into Charlesmagne by crowning him some years prior, now dependent ON him and his strange kiddies.
All this Gallic change wafted its way in all directions, and especially in England, where the Cistercians had huge influence, i.e., that first Cistercian pope (I forget his name) who due to the above-mentioned political clashes, spent most of his life outside Rome, homeless. Bible learning thus flourished with that independence from the See.
By 1054, the schism between East and West religiously, had formed well enough for both versions of institutional Christianity to go their separate ways. Christ traces it WESTWARD, not eastward. Again, we know because at 1110=1140, focus is on that Cistercian Pope and the whole order.
And we know even more, when we trace the Bible interest thread from 500 AD forward. Importantly, there is a 'parousia' anaphora triad, as well
(=Appearing, 2nd Coming) which I didn't notice until Thanksgiving, and it enlightens the entire meaning of the amen legw humin
anaphora is only in Matt24
(not elsewhere in Matt, nor even in Luke 21), in verses 4 (apostle question), 27, 37, 39
. Syllable counts are 138, 833, 1225, and 1309, respectively. The center is thus 1225.
Map of the time: https://twitter.com/brainouty/status/801755293545885698
What's really interesting about the 1225=1255 AD period, is that two counter-trends are occurring: 1) LEARNING BIBLE is popular, for itself
, and is conveyed mostly by itinerant Dominican and Franciscan friars, all over Europe and Russia, even China (for back in the late 800's Bible was converted to what became a common script we now call Cyrillic). 2) 'Picture Bibles' became popular among the nobility, especially Apocalypse cuz -- get this -- everyone expected His APPEARANCE (parousia) by 1260 AD
, based on a wild misreading of Daniel 12. Once that year came and went, no one wanted the Picture Bibles anymore. In short: when Revelation didn't meet their drooling expectations, they STOPPED LEARNING, and never learned its real meaning.
So God will have to judge that. Look at the text in the above verses, k? It's apocalyptic, and presages the Black Death.
Source text, Chapters 5 (on making Bibles popular cuz making them portable for friars) and 6 (on Picture Bibles) of https://www.amazon.com/Book-History-Bib ... 0714837741
Antisemitism was rife. The Picture Bibles were loaded with it (book shows the illustrations of some typical for the period). The Crusades were on again (antisemitism helped fuel them or vice versa), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades#13th_century
So the common people were actually getting Bible in their own languages, the friars translating as they repeated and taught; but the nobility were getting PICTURES
(presumably cuz they knew the text already or didn't care). See the problem?
Of course, the Crusades would bring back plague: Black Plague from 1347 et seq. really never went away, even isolated cases still occur today. But that first one hit Europe the hardest, wiping out maybe 50% of the people.
So that's your setup prior to and obviously a baptism of fire
(Matt24:39ff, remember you had to burn the bodies
for Black Death) for THIRD amen legw humin
anaphora, occurring precisely at the 1050+490 mark next, our 1570-1640 AD, which to historians is known as the English Reformation.
It's clear from the history of the parties involved in triggering this Reformation, that GOD orchestrated the whole thing by means of just-right births and deaths of: John Knox, the cardinal he was falsely accused of killing, Mary of Guise, Mary Queen of Scots and her husbands, Henry VIII's LACK of male births and his death, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I, James VI. Someone needs to do a movie on this. Movie can leave out the 'God orchestration' theme, it will be clear enough just to show confluence of the DATES. If I live long enough, maybe I'll get hupostasis to help me write a book...
For 3rd, just prior to the next amen legw humin, is Matt24:46, ending syll 1532=1562 AD; a lot more has happened, in between.
This is the third and only anaphora occurrence which isn't a judgment against the object. Rather, it is praise.
μακάριος ὁ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος ὃν ἐλθὼν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ εὑρήσει οὕτως ποιοῦντα·
'Happy is that slaveson, who his master finds doing his job well.'
It occurs precisely during the 2nd voting period after Christ's death (1050+490). That year, 1570, the Pope put out a death warrant for Elizabeth I, who miraculously held her nation together and made it independent of the Papacy at the same time. Her dad Henry had a lot to do with that, confiscating Church lands when Rome wouldn't give him the divorces he wanted, and declaring himself the head of a new, wholly ENGLISH, 'Anglican' church. That independence from Rome shoulda killed him and his dynasty, but didn't. Was it because Elizabeth might marry?
She knew how to read Bible in Hebrew and Greek and Latin, so maybe she remembered how Hatshepsut did it. The Kingdom remained at times shaky, but still in her hands, thanks also to Walsingham, I'm sure.
sure held out the promise of maybe marrying some Catholic, or what about a Protestant (of whom there were none, but the European Reformation started 53 years prior, when Jeru had been taken yet again by the Ottomans).
As time passed and she forged new wholly-nationalistic links with the clerics, they came to realize maybe independence from Rome was helpful after all. Wasn't easy, but so long as she was unmarried, excuses could be made. So, she stayed unmarried. So, eventually her troubles with Mary Queen of Scots woulde nearly undo the kingdom, but what ho, James was taught by John Knox and became Protestant, so... he'd end up her heir, and England would stay independent.
So now we see the geographic shift is now England. Due to whom, there would soon become, a United States.
When a Bible timeline uses anaphora, the point is to show big-event cause and effect. The center anaphora is the key goal from which all else comes. In Ephesians 1:3-14
, Paul would employ three sets of anaphora, and they all centered on the yet-future 'Constantine. I learned that passage before even knowing Matt24 was a timeline, so when seeing it here the calculations and meaning are much easier to spot. In Ephesians, there are so many measures all centering on Constantine it was more painstaking, but the meaning is the same. There, the idea was to show how Church would become apostate. Turns out Paul maps his text to Matt24, and gets his use of the anaphora from it.
Whereas Paul's focus was just the Roman empire and the effect of Church going saltless (no Bible interest), the 'parent' text here in Matt24-25, is global as noted at the beginning of this post: GLOBAL salt movements and how the Gentile anti-Christ is most potential in the nation best given BIBLE.
So at this point, how did we go from Europe to England? Well, the Cistercians were key. They started in France, multiplied in England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland. By the 1200's or so they'd go corrupt, as monasteries always do.. but while they lasted much Bible copying and learning had been done. By Henry's separation from the Papacy, they ended.
In between, there was the other 1378 Schism, then Constantinople overrun in 1453, coupled with Gutenberg's Bible, which really kicked off the process we today call the Reformation
. Independent printing, no longer beholden to religious institutions, wow.
Much cheaper now, even a middle class family could order one, or a bunch of families could save up and jointly own a copy.
That copy would change in size from great to small, the idea being itinerant monks needed the smaller size and the populus would save money on it. At the same time many more manuscripts were becoming available to check and translate into many vernaculars, what with the Papacy being so much weaker or disinclined to prosecute its monopoly on authorized translations.
Thus conflict over religion would ensue, and with it, missionary activity coupled with world exploration. For wars cost money, populations need food, so maybe by travelling an enterprising explorer could bring wealth to himself and his country.
So in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.. and didn't exactly end up in America, but did set the precedent. So by the time UNMARRIED Elizabeth I comes to reign, there's a rich Spain or France or some princes farther east who would woo her with gains from the ever-growing colonies. But ho, the prosperity growing in England over all that Bible teaching from the newly-emergent Calvinists and neo-Anglicans meant she started to have money too (seek ye first the kingdom of God)... so out goes Drake, in comes goods from the New World, and she can go toe-to-toe with even a Spanish Armada, meanwhile establishing routes and even colonies of her own.
Whew. And to flee all that religious strife, my ancestors would get on a boat and find refuge. One Catholic, one Protestant. Your relatives too, really. We all came from there, whether slave or free, at first. The European continent's interest in Bible quickly stultified into political wars, but those just wanting to learn it privately, packed up their Bibles and few goods.. and sailed the ocean blue.
- For AMERICA, was the new EXODUS: by 1780 it would become a nation of its own, exactly 3220 years -- the length of Matt24-25 in syllable counts -- after that initial Exodus.
America still is the world's Exodus. Pity today's white nationalists, ALL OF THEM INITIALLY IMMIGRANTS, just like that initial Exodus generation of ALL COLORS had been.. but who never learn Bible.
You know the rest: American colonies form while Europe keeps fighting its religious wars, culminating in the War of the Austrian Succession, when Matthew 25 begins, with its split 50/50 wise and foolish virgins. Wise, if learning Bible; foolish, if not. All because of the English Reformation.
From there, the continuing wars make even England's George III starve for funds, so now we the colonies are oppressed, so we revolt. And that's our formation, 1776 to 1789, Matt25:3, leaving the foolish virgins without oil, to finish their wars.. on the Continent.
Of course, we newly-minted 'Americans' quickly became foolish, too. And weirdly, for who didn't know the story about Jacob and Joseph? Jacob's 'slavery' was INDENTURE, but Joseph's was via KIDNAPPING, so the latter ORIGIN to being a 'slave' was outlawed, in Exodus (21:16). Anyone bought for whatever reason had to be freed if he believed in Christ, same law in same book; thus Paul argued for freeing Onesimus, even tho he stole from Philemon (v.10). And aren't all of us slaves to Christ? By CONTRACT, since we BELIEVED?
Yet within 100 years America would 50/50 split too, and fight the Civil War over this. In many ways, most poignantly demonstrated in the 2016 election.. civil war, continues. Of course by now, Bible interest is at an all-time high but in a very small portion of the population.
So now we come to our next and
4th anaphora, syll 1993-2000, covering 2023-2030 AD,
ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν·, 'and answering (them) He said:
Then the anaphora itself, running from 2030-2041,
ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, Believe it when I tell you, 6 2006 ‐1532 (last ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν =474/3=158
οὐκ οἶδα ὑμᾶς. 'I don't know you'
Ouch. That's the Roman practice of disowning
. You're the kid, you disobeyed, you ran away; you come home and your own father won't even allow you in the door, claiming you a stranger tho clearly you are not.
We've already seen what happens when God has to answer. He answered Job out of the tornado, Hosea invokes it in his own Chapter 4. My people perish for lack of truth knowledge
. So that turning-away means Divine Judgment, and since jurisprudence is always based on precedent, we've had three anaphora precedents to understand this future.
It's not good. We disown God when we argue against immigration and free trade, as both were core to Israel's BIRTH and hence the Mosaic Law. That's why some forms of what we call 'slavery' were legal, as they were based on FREE CONSENT TRANSACTIONS. The slave could even refuse to go free (see 1st half of Exodus). All the world's slavery practices at the time Israel was born were thus not outlawed, but once an Israeli TRADED using those practices, new laws applied, whether the Israeli was a believer or not, a citizen or not.
The world quickly took notice, since Israel got all its money from TRADE, and was deliberately chosen by God to be the nexus of three continents so anyone could IMMIGRATE there and get Bible directly. So slavery laws around the world started to change to conform to that little country's weird God's laws. And the world, gradually civilized.
Today, there's not a constitution on the planet which isn't based on the Mosaic Law. But the Exodus Country of America
would rescind it all, voting in a vile, defrauding, cheating, lying, immoral, ignorant man who got elected
based on promising to rescind it all?
What do you think God must 'answer'? NOT GOOD.