Genesis 15: God’s Covenant with Abram

Earnest Examination

This series is presented as an honest, sincere look into the study of the Bible with my own personal theories, opinions, comments and that of others’ insights and research into what the verses could mean. I cannot claim one way or another that everything that I am stating is fact and the true meaning of what is meant in these verses.

To lay it out in a way that I can manage, I have highlighted the texts of verses that I either don’t understand or have a comment or question about in yellow. And the comments I’ve left beneath it will be of a smaller font and using brown text.

I would love it if you’d join me in this journey and if you have any insights and/or knowledge of these chapters/verses etc., please feel free to share with me and the other readers. Any chance to get a clearer understanding of the Bible and Jesus Christ would be welcomed with open arms.

Version used is from (KJV) Genesis 15

1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
I want to point out the small phrase, “in a vision”. What does this mean, exactly? “In a vision” doesn’t necessarily imply “in a dream”. Was Abram fully awake during this vision? Was he daydreaming? Prophesying? Actually dreaming? Was it a vision in a dream? And how did Abram know that this vision was from the Lord? Did he test this vision? Or just accept it as coming from the Lord? I only pursue this question because we are always told to test spirits, test visions, discern… so that we may not be led astray. Am I implying that Abram possibly was seeing visions from a different entity? Well, I’m not exactly implying anything, but I am attempting to shed light on this matter that to be discerning means to question and search for the Truth, however uncomfortable it may be. And it is my effort to find out if Abram KNEW, from every fiber of his being, if this vision truly came from God or was he being deceived.
2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”
…I also wonder about bloodlines, which is clearly what is meant in this verse. Abram is concerned about preserving his bloodline… although, if we take the creation account to heart, then we are all born of Adam and Eve – again, if there’s nothing more to this account – and so the specific pursuit to carry on one’s own bloodline is a fascinating subject to me. Even back then there was so much separation and animosity, quite possibly due to the separation at the Tower of Babel (although even within Cain and Abel’s own family there was already strife and conflict) created families who considered themselves separate from everyone else. It’s interesting and makes me wonder if there’s something more to this history than what most of us were/are led to believe.
3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
How important is “blood”? Is it about the blood? The DNA? The questions I’m wondering is, why was Abram chosen to be the “people of God”? I haven’t been able to study the Talmud, the Q’uran, Kabbalah, Testament of Abraham, the Ugaritic texts, etc. and it is something that I definitely want to look into in order to get a broader picture of who Abraham is and his descendants. Since Abraham is widely believed to be the line of the C”hosen Ones”, I feel it’s important to find out how, why, for what purpose, etc., etc.
According to this verse, no other bloodline is going to cut it. His adopted son does not suffice. So why is Abraham’s line so important? Why was he chosen?

4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”
5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
7 Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”
8 And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”

This is interesting as well, because while the Lord God promised Abram the whole world, basically, Jesus Christ’s teachings is to “come out of this world” and inherit the kingdom of God (Heaven). So I find the stark contrast between these two teachings as very intriguing and worth further consideration.
9 So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.

These verses confuse me even more. So the Lord God told Abram to bring Him all of these animals, with no further context to it, but then in the very next verse Abram takes it upon himself to cut them in half and place each piece opposite the other. …Am I missing something here? Is this some kind of ritualistic sacrifice? How does Abram come to the conclusion that this is the act that he must do when God told him to bring those animals to Him? Is it the act of bringing death upon the animals is symbolic of bringing the animals to God? And even if so, why do it in such a specific manner as to cut them in half? And why not the birds? Do these questions get answered in other texts or further verses/chapters of the Bible? This just seems very strange to me and screams of ritualistic sacrifice. Perhaps akin to witchcraft.
Is that blasphemous? Or am I just stating a well-earned speculation that Abram’s actions may be paganistic? It is not my intention to condemn or blaspheme the word of God, but only to raise much needed questions and consideration of the texts and belief structures that it proposes. I am a believer in God and Jesus Christ, and the pursuit of Truth. “Truth” does not mean to blindly listen to certain texts/words/teachings of others, but to sincerely study and learn our surroundings and pray for insight so that we may not be led astray. That is what I am attempting to do.

11 And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him.
…Hm… this lends further credence that the act that Abram performed may have been ritualistic in nature. What is this “horror and great darkness” that fell upon him? Demonic, perhaps?
Not to mention, in some other translations of this verse, they don’t say “a deep sleep” fell upon Abram:

“12 And when the sun was gone down, dread felled on Abram, and a great hideousness and dark assailed him. (And as the sun went down, fear fell upon Abram, and a great dark hideousness assailed him.)”Wycliffe Bible

Sometimes I refer back to the Wycliffe version, since it seems to be the earliest English translation there is, and in his version it does not say that Abram fell into a deep sleep, but rather that dread and fear fell upon him. And the term “assail”, at least in today’s time, implies that he was attacked by this “great dark hideousness”.
13 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.
14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

So I’m trying to understand the transition of these past few verses. I can infer a few speculations (but I suppose ‘speculations’ they will remain):

1. The horror and great darkness that befell Abram was the entity that has been speaking to Abram as the word of the Lord. Assailing Abram with his power? His authority? Physically assaulting Abram? Maybe… spiritually?
2. The horror and great darkness was an inclination, a gut feeling, that something bad will happen – follow that up with the Lord saying that his descendants will be in trouble for a few years may have given him this fear/dread. Certainly very likely. Although it doesn’t seem to explain the term “assailed” that was originally used as the translation.
3. Perhaps because of the Lord gifting Abram and his descendants with the land and various possessions, it made the dark entities jealous and wrathful – therefore the darkness is the acknowledgement that Abram’s descendants will go through some hardships in order to rise above these dark entities and inherit the land.

Now, this brings me again to the land and the possessions. I can’t help but keep going back to Jesus Christ’s teachings that worldly possessions mean NOTHING in the eyes of the Lord. In fact, he teaches that those who have riches and wealth and all these possessions are on the WRONG PATH to Heaven. Yet in these biblical teachings, Abram has been chosen to inherit the land and the riches in them. …Am I the only one who doesn’t quite understand this dichotomy? But then I am also reminded of the verse in Matthew 5 where it says that the meek shall inherit the Earth. So here we have Abram and his descendants, being promised inherited land and wealth/possessions, and then here’s Jesus saying that the meek will inherit the land. Are Abram and his descendants meek? Did Jesus offer up sacrifices to God to earn His good graces? Am I speaking out of turn and just not understanding the symbolic or universal workings of the world?

15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.
More interesting implications here, that seem to point to Abram performing a ritualistic spell and/or sacrifice. I know I may get pushback against this speculation, but again, it is NOT to offend anyone. It is only to offer up what an honest look into these verses may provoke in someone who hasn’t studied the Bible and other texts extensively and who is on a sincere path to understanding the Bible and its teachings. From an unbiased and subjective look into these verses, it seems as if Abram is performing witchcraft. Perhaps that is just how people worshipped back in those days, and I can somewhat understand that. And perhaps that is why Jesus Christ came to begin with, to show us that we no longer (or have ever) need to perform these rituals and instead look to being kind and loving to one another and believe in Him to have everlasting life. Of course, that doesn’t explain why this Lord at this time asked to have certain animals brought to him, and doesn’t explain how Abram knew how to set up this altar of sorts.
And speaking of this altar, where did this “smoking oven” and the “burning torch” come from? And it just so happened to ceremoniously pass in between the cut pieces of the animals… It seems quite obvious that this was on purpose and that Abram knew to do this. But how? Who taught him to offer up these animals to the Lord in this manner? And what is the smoking oven that just allegedly appeared out of nowhere? It does not do my peace of mind well to make this connection to Moloch, a terrible deity who is often portrayed as having a furnace or oven for a stomach in which to throw sacrifices into – sacrifices that tragically included (includes?) babies/children. Take another translation from Wycliffe, for example:


“17 Therefore when the sun was gone down, a dark mist was made, and a furnace smoking appeared, and a lamp of fire, and (it) passed through those partings. (And when the sun had gone down, a dark mist came, and a smoking furnace appeared, and a lamp of fire which passed between the pieces of the animals.)”

This is extremely suspicious to me. And I feel rather at odds because as far as I’ve researched, I have not come across a lot of sources making this connection. Am I completely in the wrong here? Why am I having this red flag when it comes to this sacrificial act and the “dark mist” and oven/furnace that just so happened to appear (manifest?) out of nowhere to “pass (collect?)” these sacrifices? I am actually quite perplexed that I don’t see many references to this as even being a possibility. I can’t be the only one who finds these texts suspicious…
18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—
19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites,
20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,
21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

I know sometimes it would seem as if I’m questioning the veracity of the Bible’s origins, and while that may be true in some sense, it is not meant to presume, condemn, or ridicule, and certainly not meant to certify the propositions I set forth. And I definitely don’t mean to insult or offend anyone, especially not God. It is only to get a clearer understanding of the meanings of the Bible, and the possibility that during so many transitions and translation efforts, and perhaps intentional/unintentional mishandling and misinterpretations, that the Truth along the way may have been concealed more than we’d like.

And as usual, I want to reiterate that some of my thoughts and theories may be way off base, and I also research some other things on the side as well to try and get a broader understanding of what I’m reading, so please bear with me, or, even better, if you have insights that bring more light to these verses, please let me know.

I enjoy bouncing off theories and theology off of each other and love to hear other people’s perspectives on things. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Down the Rabbit Hole: “Conspiracy Theories” Playing Out in Real Time

Scandalous plots? Yes. They have been planned for a long time…

It amazes me, that even with all the resources we have today, and all of the brave people coming forward or even offering information anonymously in order to expose dark corruptions going on in our world, some people will still not realize this and instead refuse to believe any such conspiracy could be possible. There are even doctors and scientists that state, point blank, what they are aiming for. And people will STILL NOT BELIEVE that it is happening.

Their arguments usually contain some form of the following, if not all of them:

“But why would they do this? It doesn’t make sense.”

“I find it hard to believe that a world-wide conspiracy for a “new world order” is possible. Too many people would have to be involved. Somebody would say something.” (That’s exactly what some people are doing, but people are still not believing them…)

“That’s just a crazy conspiracy theory. You crazy conspiracy theorist.”

“Bill Gates is wonderful. He’s spending billions of dollars to help us. I can’t believe you think he’s some evil villain.” (Not to say that I think he’s an evil villain… *cough*)

“There’s no way they have a diabolical plan to inject people with harmful substances. You watch too much tv.”

I’m sure you get the gist of it.

Yes, trying to wake people up is a difficult endeavor. Us critical thinkers can point out the obvious, but it’s up to them to actually LOOK at what is presented, and come to an epiphany that, “Wow, they may be right after all.” Instead of plugging their ears and closing their eyes, saying, “La la la! I can’t hear you!”

Therefore, I am going to present some actual footage and forms that show that what is going on around us RIGHT NOW has been already planned by immoral agencies for decades/centuries/millenia.

Keep in mind, this is just a small sample out of all of the testimonies and admissions that have been exposed. While some may be anecdotal in nature, it cannot be lost on us that some of these testimonies and reveals were made many years ago, and as we can see in our current timeline, these agendas are being played out as stated.

(Also be aware, due to the nature of our reality, some of these propositions may be somewhat unorthodox depending on one’s belief structure… which is another topic that needs to be seriously looked into without automatically caving into a dismissive attitude. While it may be hard to believe, especially for those who are more inclined to believing only in a physical/materialistic world, the implications that this physical construct is most certainly not our true being is the core of the struggles we’re enduring today.)

This post contains disturbing material.

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1. Rudolf Steiner predicted (in 1917) worldwide vaccines to damage/alter our personality/spirituality

1917

(All quotes by Rudolf Steiner. Some embellishment added for emphasis)

“The time will come — and it may not be far off — when quite different tendencies will come up at a congress like the one held in 1912 and people will say: It is pathological for people to even think in terms of spirit and soul. ‘Sound’ people will speak of nothing but the body. It will be considered a sign of illness for anyone to arrive at the idea of any such thing as a spirit or a soul. People who think like that will be considered to be sick and — you can be quite sure of it — a medicine will be found for this. At Constantinople the spirit was made non-existent. The soul will be made non-existent with the aid of a drug. Taking a ‘sound point of view’, people will invent a vaccine to influence the organism as early as possible, preferably as soon as it is born, so that this human body never even gets the idea that there is a soul and a spirit.”

“…the heirs of modern materialism, will look for the vaccine to make the body ‘healthy’, that is, makes its constitution such that this body no longer talks of such rubbish as soul and spirit…”

“Materialistic physicians will be asked to drive the souls out of humanity.”

Source: Fall of the Spirits of Darkness | Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity’s Spiritual Make-up

1917

Rudolf Steiner: “I have told you that the spirits of darkness are going to inspire their human hosts, in whom they will be dwelling, to find a vaccine that will drive all inclination towards spirituality out of people’s souls when they are still very young, and this will happen in a roundabout way through the living body. Today, bodies are vaccinated against one thing and another; in future, children will be vaccinated with a substance which it will certainly be possible to produce, and this will make them immune, so that they do not develop foolish inclinations connected with spiritual life — ‘foolish’ here, of course, in the eyes of materialists.”

Source: Fall of the Spirits of Darkness | Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits’ Influence in the World

You can read the entire lecture, which delves in deeper into the subject of spirituality, human evolution and our morality, and even the hidden influences that coerce us into specific decision making, here.

The above quotes mention specifically the advent of a vaccine to drive out any inclinations of spirituality and souls from human beings. Very strange that a materialistic physician would even entertain the idea if they did not believe in this aspect to begin with. Of course, if they believe that it is only a false belief and not a real essence, then I’m sure scientists really could attempt to address this “problem” by attacking the brain, perhaps, maybe even by genetically modifying our dna, let’s say, and/or performing surgery on the “disillusioned believer”.

How could they do this? Maybe through a worldwide effort to inject everyone with a vaccine that targets this phenomena – just as a far out theory? (I mean, it’s not like there’s an agenda to vaccinate the whole world in today’s time, right?)

Which brings me to the released footage from 2005, allegedly from the Pentagon describing this very process.

2. Meeting (from 2005) announcing vaccine/respiratory illness to suppress spirituality/religious inclinations (FunVax / VMAT2 / God gene)

Transcript from the above video (again, embellishment added for emphasis):

2005

FunVax scientist: “On the left over here, we have individuals who are religious fundamentalists, religious fanatics. And this is the expression of rt-pcr, real-time pcr expression of the VMAT2 gene.

Over here we have individuals, so – so let me complete –  so over here we have individuals who are not particularly fundamentalists, not particularly religious, and you can see there’s a much reduced expression of this particular gene – that the VMAT2 gene.

Another evidence that, that supports our hypothesis for the development of this approach. -“

Audience attendee: “What you’re suggesting here is by, by spreading this virus we’re going to eliminate individuals from donning on a bomb vest and going into a market, blowing up the market.”

FunVax scientist: “So our hypothesis is that these are fanatical people, that they have over expression of the VMAT2 gene and that by vaccinating them against this, will eliminate this behavior.

So we have some, some very, very remarkable data in this next slide. Here we have two brain scans, these are fMRIs – these are two different individuals with different levels of expression of the VMAT2.

On top is an individual who’s a religious fanatic, and individual, and we’ve repeated this numerous times that, that has high levels of VMAT2. Now, um, this individual down here who had low levels of the VMAT2 gene, this individual would self-describe as, as not particularly religious. In each case, these individuals were read a religious text – this individual light – lit up the right middle frontal gyrus, shown here, and that’s a part of the brain that’s associated with theory of mind. It’s a part of the brain that has to do with intense and in beliefs and desires.

In contrast, in mark contrast, here’s an individual who would not particularly self-describe as, as religious, and when they’re read a religious text, what you see is that this part of the brain called the anterior insula lights up. This is a part of the brain that’s associated with disgust or displeasure on hearing something.”

Audience attendee: “Do you suggesting, like, take a CT scan with me when I’m evaluating people to determine whether I put a bullet in their head?”

FunVax scientist: “So, so um the data that I’m presenting here, uh, supports the concept that we’re proposing, uh, and I think that we would not propose to do CT scans or fMRIs on individuals out in the hinterlands of Afghanistan.

The virus would immunize against this VMAT2 gene and that would have the effect that you see here which is, it’s essentially to turn a fanatic into a, a normal person. And we think that will have major effects in the Middle East.”

Audience attendee: “How would you suggest that this is going to be dispersed? Aerosol? Or…?”

FunVax scientist: “Well, so, so the present plan, and the test that we’ve done so far have used respiratory viruses such as flu, or rhinoviruses, and we believe that that’s a satisfactory way to get the exposure of the largest part of the population. Most of us, of course, have been exposed to both of those viruses and we’re, we’re quite confident that this will be a very successful approach.”

Audience attendee: “This is fascinating. What’s the name of this proposal?”

FunVax scientiest: “Yes, so, so the name of this project is FunVax, which is the vaccine for religious fundamentalism.

Audience attendee: “And you have a proposal already?”

FunVax Scientist: “The proposal has just been submitted and I think that the data that I have shown you today would, would support the, the development of this project and we think it has great promise.”

Footage from a proposed FunVax Documentary initiated by Ryan Harper that I don’t believe has been fully created yet… for one reason or another:

Source: youtube | FunVaxDoc | Is FunVax Possible? Dean Hamer and FunVax Scientist Discuss

(If any of the links on this site no longer work or exist, please let me know. Citing sources is very important and since certain sites go through purges, I’d like to be informed if this goes down so I can rectify it if I can. Thanks!)

Transcript: (embellishment added)

Narrator: “So let’s get back to reality for a minute. Is a vaccine against religious fundamentalism even possible?”

Same FunVax scientist from leaked 2005 footage: “So somebody asked me to design a vaccine for religious fundamentalism or fanaticism, uh, basically what I would do is to try to better understand why people are fanatical. Why do they have extreme behavior? Uh, it’s pretty clear these days that, that all behavior results from, uh, activity of our own brains. And so there must be pathways that are important in generating this kind of behavior.”

Dean Hamer (worked as director of the Gene Structure and Regulation Unit and as an independent research at the NIH): “So if indeed spirituality is this series of chemical reactions in the brain, and if it can be enhanced by certain types of drug, then, natually it follows that it can be inhibited as well. ‘Cause for every activator there must be an inhibitor. And so I can easily imagine under the right circumstances, the right stimuli, or the right drugs, and the right inhibitors, might have some effect on a person’s spirituality.

At least in the short run. Whether or not that would have a long term effect, or people would undergo homeostasis and alter, uh, is an open question. We really don’t know the answer to that.”

FunVax scientist: “It would be quite useful to eliminate some of the fanatical, um… religious nuts in the world. And I think that, that, um, maybe a vaccine would be the way to do that. It’s difficult to know how successful it would be, but it’s certainly an interesting idea. From the point of view of a, uh, medical professional, um, the question of spreading a virus that is – has not been approved by regulatory agencies, such as the FDA, is a major issue.

For additional investigation and information into this VMAT2 / vaccine proposal, please visit:

FUNVAX – Revisited
Interview With Joey Lambardi About The Fundamentalism Vaccine (FunVax)
Geneticist claims to have found ‘God gene’ in humans

Dean Hamer “The GOD Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into Our Genes” (published in 2004)

TIME magazine “THE GOD GENE” (October 25, 2004 edition)

Proof is right in front of your eyes. Now whether you choose to believe “fact-checking” and “debunking” websites, that are EMPLOYED/FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED by the very same organizations that are under question, or whether you decide to give the honest journalists/researchers/concerned citizens trying to expose the corruption a try (and keep an open mind) remains up to you.

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”

You can lead a person to the facts, but you can’t make him believe it.”

3. Who is a “religious fanatic”? Sounds like it could be a cult to me…

Now that brings me to, how do you label a “religious fundmentalist”? Whose right is it to determine who is a “religious nut” – a label graciously attributed by a scientist whom we’re all supposed to trust because we’re always told to “trust the science” and “trust the experts”, and who also believes it would be, and again I quote, “quite useful to eliminate some (of them)”?

What if I were to label this scientist and Dean Hamer, and all other researchers/scientists who aim to discover everything there is to know about humanity, life and the world, and who would go to such great lengths that upset the moral, ethical boundaries that no one should ever cross all in the “name of science”, as a “science fundamentalist”, who are just as damaging, if not EVEN MORE SO, than these religious fanatics?

Can we honestly say that scientists/inventors have not done horrific crimes “all in the name of science”? (That was a rhetorical question.)

Now besides just mentioning scientists and religious fanatics, I also have to bring up other cult-like organizations.

Michael Aquino (founder of the Temple of Set) is a very recognizable name involved in the US military/pentagon and engaged in the MK-ultra mind control experiments, as well as satanic practices, with a notable connection to Anton LaVey. (Satanic Subversion of the U.S. Military / The Satanic Subversion Of The United States Military)

Jack Parsons is another popular name (founder of NASA) who had extensive ties to the occult and a fascination with Aleister Crowley. (The Occult Rocket Scientist Who Conjured Spirits with L. Ron Hubbard)

Yet, there are still people who refuse to believe that something untoward may be happening right within our government organizations. Claiming that just because someone believes in “satan” or “lucifer”, doesn’t mean they’re engaging in wicked, evil acts. Even when there are witness testimonies describing their horrible encounters with these types of cult.

Svali (raised in a corrupt cult society)

A thorough exposé into the life of an alleged Illuminati member can be found here: Svali Speaks

In it, she details how she grew up in a cult – how they are raised, how she was trained to raise others, the tragic situations that are perpetuated in the “family” in order to essentially brainwash the members into blindly following orders and remaining loyal to their cause.

It is a horrific look into how children are treated in this organization, creating dissociative identity disorders that the higher members of the cult can control and call on through certain predetermined methods.

Here are some key excerpts from a detailed e-mail correspondence, purportedly between Svali and H.J. Springer (editor of centrexnews) in 2000:

2000

(all quotes by Svali)
“The Illuminati is a group that practices a form of faith known as “enlightenment”. It is Luciferian, and they teach their followers that their roots go back to the ancient mystery religions of Babylon, Egypt, and Celtic druidism. They have taken what they consider the “best” of each, the foundational practices, and joined them together into a strongly occult discipline. Many groups at the local level worship ancient deities such as “El”, “Baal”, and “Ashtarte”, as well as “Isis and Osiris” and “Set”.”

“The national council [consists of] influential bankers with old money such as: The Rockefellers, the Mellon family, the Carnegie family, the Rothschild family, etc.”

(after a ritualistic child sacrifice): “Afterwards, the man in scarlet, he had a huge golden ring on his hand. He came over to the center of the room. He had each of the people that were swearing that day go forward and kneel before him and kiss his ring, and [I had to ] swear my allegiance to the New Order, to the New World Order for all … until my death.”

“The Freemasons and the Illuminati are hand in glove. I don’t care if this steps on any toes, it’s a fact. The Masonic temple at Alexandria, Virginia (the city itself was named after Alexandria, Egypt, and is a hotbed of Illuminati activity) is a centre in the Washington, DC area for Illuminati scholarship and teaching.”

“Are all Masons Illuminati? No, especially at the lower levels, I believe they know nothing of the practices that occur in the middle of the night in the larger temples.”

“Many of the administrators and directors at the FBI are also Illuminists. The CIA helped bring over German scientists after WWII. Many of these were also Illuminati leaders in their own country, and they were welcomed with open arms by the U.S. group. They also funnelled all information they were learning to the Illuminati. The scientists that ran MK-Ultra and other governmental mind control programs were Illuminists brought over from Nazi Germany.”

“Remember those studies that stated that “TV violence doesn’t affect children’s behaviour” years ago? Guess who funded them? They are a bunch of bullcrud. What a person watches DOES influence them, and this is well known by the behaviourists in the group. In fact, they know that TV is a tool that they purposely use to influence “the masses”. It cannot create a total personality change in the average citizen, but it can desensitize us increasingly to violence, pornography and the occult, and influence the perceptions of young children.”

“The evidence is there, but in my opinion, the average person does not want to know, and even when confronted with it, will look the other way. The Franklin case is a point. How much evidence has come out? Or the MK-ULTRA documents that have been declassified, shown as real, and people ignore it.”

” The Illuminists don’t care who prints this stuff or if they are “exposed”, because they are counting on the majority not believing it, having done a pretty good job with a media blitz campaign. Seen any articles in Newsweek or Time that addresses this other than as a laughable conspiracy theory? Guess who owns Time-Warner?

I have heard them laughing about this very thing in leadership meetings five years ago, and I doubt their attitude has changed much since then.”

For a full account, please visit: Exclusive Interview with Ex-Illuminati Bloodline Programmer/Trainer Svali

There is also the interview Svali did with Investigative Journal Greg Szymanski in 2006 that you could listen to below.

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The Vatican is also HUGELY implicated in initiating these satanic rituals. Greg Szymanski, the same man who interviewed Svali in 2006, published this article highlighting the suspicious activity and some high profile individuals involved with the Vatican rituals: Satanic Black Masses at the Vatican

Now, while there are other whistleblowers and former members that have spoken out against this indoctrination/corrupt society, I want to mention a specific gentleman who was not necessarily born into a cult, but was introduced to one when he was an influential banker at the time, before he left this system after a harrowing encounter.

4. Ronald Bernard’s testimony: The attack on children

Ronald Bernard was a former criminal dealer who was introduced into the dark underworld by some colleagues who thought he was ready to be inducted into their satanic rituals. Little did they know, this would instead be the breaking point for Ronald, and allowed him to tap into the light he had within himself in order to leave this corrupted establishment, and pursue a life dedicated to spreading awareness and creating peaceful unity.

Below are a couple of videos with some excerpts of Ronald’s testimony, expressing the horrific reality of black mass and the egregious agenda of targeting our children to be raised in a corrupt society.

Ronald Bernard: “To put it carefully, most of these people followed a not very mainstream religion. So you have Catholics, Protestants, all sort of religions.

These people, most of them, were Luciferians.

And then you can say, religion is a fairy tale. God doesn’t exist. None of that is real. Well, for these people it is truth and reality, and they served something immaterial, what they called Lucifer.

And I also was in contact with those circles, only I laughed at it because to me they were just clients.

So I went to places called Churches of Satan.”

Interviewee: “So now we are talking about Satanism?”

Ronald: “Yes. So I visited these churches, just as a visitor, dropped by, and then they were doing their (un)Holy Mass with naked women and liquor and stuff, and it just amused me.

I didn’t believe in any of this stuff, and was far from convinced if any of this was real.”

Interviewee: “It was just a spectacle to you…”

Ronald: “Yes, in my opinion the darkness and evil is within the people themselves. I didn’t make the connection yet.

So I was a guest in those circles and it amused me greatly to see all those naked women and the other things. It was the good life.

But then at some point, I was invited, which is why I’m telling you all this, to participate in sacrifices, abroad.

(long pause)

That was the breaking point.

Children.”

Interviewee: “You were asked to do that…?”

Ronald: “Yes, and I couldn’t do that.”

Interviewee: “Would you like to stop for a moment, by the way?”

Ronald: “No. And then I started to slowly break down.

I lived through quite a lot as a child myself and this really touched me deeply.

Everything changed.

But that is the world I found myself in.”

(all quotes by Ronald Bernard)

“Because if we need to throw it all out there, because people stay where they are, that is the problem! The good people.

It is not the bad people, there are only a few, bad people do their thing, but it is the good people, worldwide, who do nothing. For a very long time, and I am a little angry with them.

Because when I was in my youth, between 15-20, via family, first line, I heard stories from nurses who were sent to India for a mission for development assistance over there.

Those people… I am trying to control myself.

Those people, were burnout after four or five years, completely traumatized, nurses, back in the Netherlands. No one was allowed to know.

But what was this all about? Children, again. Every time – children!

Organ trafficking.

We just think it is normal for a baby to be saved, but where do these organs come from?

And those children are still alive the moment they remove their organs. Those nurses could not cope with it anymore. India.

I am not sure if this is still going on right now. World, stand up! Go, find out!

Organ trafficking! Children! No one is talking about that. No one is taking action.

Those satanists – f*ck them! That is just a pathetic tiny little group. Organ trafficking worldwide. The god Mammon.

And I can testify – start with damaging little children from early on, and your world becomes even sicker.”

Source: Ronald Bernard – About child organ harvesting – Dutch with subs

5. Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

Mr. Ronald Bernard makes numerous references to these Protocols, stating that most of these dark agendas we see going on in our world today can be found in this book.

According to the link he provided us, where you can read the whole English translation: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, this book was “first published in the year 1897 by Philip Stepanov for private circulation among his intimate friends.”

The introduction from this file also states the following, “The Jewish journals, of course, say that they are a forgery, leaving it to be understood that Professor Nilus, who embodied them in a work of his own, had concocted them for his own purposes.

Mr. Henry Ford, in an interview published in the New York WORLD, February 17th, 1921, put the case for Nilus tersely and convincingly thus:

“The only statement I care to make about the PROTOCOLS is that they fit in with what is going on. They are sixteen years old, and they have fitted the world situation up to this time. THEY FIT IT NOW.”

I am not going to attempt to verify who is wholly responsible for these protocols. Whether they are a “forgery” or a “psyop”, a legitimate code, or what have you.

But I will highlight some of the more impertinent parts of this publication (again, written back in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s), that is extremely unsettling when comparing it to today’s current affairs.

1897

(all quotes from the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion)

Economic Wars / DESTRUCTIVE EDUCATION: “2. The administrators, whom we shall choose from among the public, with strict regard to their capacities for servile obedience, will not be persons trained in the arts of government, and will therefore easily become pawns in our game in the hands of men of learning and genius who will be their advisers, specialists bred and reared from early childhood to rule the affairs of the whole world.”

5. In the hands of the States of to-day there is a great force that creates the movement of thought in the people, and that is the Press. The part played by the Press is to keep pointing out requirements supposed to be indispensable, to give voice to the complaints of the people, to express and to create discontent. It is in the Press that the triumph of freedom of speech finds its incarnation. But the GOYIM States have not known how to make use of this force; and it has fallen into our hands. Through the Press we have gained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks to the Press we have got the GOLD in our hands, notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of the oceans of blood and tears. But it has paid us, though we have sacrificed many of our people. Each victim on our side is worth in the sight of God a thousand GOYIM.”

Materialism Replaces Religion / WE SHALL DESTROY GOD: “3. But even freedom might be harmless and have its place in the State economy without injury to the well-being of the peoples if it rested upon the foundation of faith in God, upon the brotherhood of humanity…

With such a faith as this a people might be governed by a wardship of parishes, and would walk contentedly and humbly under the guiding hand of its spiritual pastor submitting to the dispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why IT IS INDISPENSABLE FOR US TO UNDERMINE ALL FAITH, TO TEAR OUT OF THE MIND OF THE “GOYIM” THE VERY PRINCIPLE OF GOD-HEAD AND THE SPIRIT, AND TO PUT IN ITS PLACE ARITHMETICAL CALCULATIONS AND MATERIAL NEEDS.”

Control of the Press / WE CONTROL THE PRESS: “4. NOT A SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REACH THE PUBLIC WITHOUT OUR CONTROL. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch as all news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them.”

Distractions / WE DECEIVE WORKERS: “In order that the masses themselves may not guess what they are about WE FURTHER DISTRACT THEM WITH AMUSEMENTS, GAMES, PASTIMES, PASSIONS, PEOPLE’S PALACES …. SOON WE SHALL BEGIN THROUGH THE PRESS TO PROPOSE COMPETITIONS IN ART, IN SPORT IN ALL KINDS: these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more unaccustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own, people will begin to talk in the same tone as we because we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought …”

Ruthless Suppression / GENTILES ARE CATTLE: 9. Death is the inevitable end for all. It is better to bring that end nearer to those who hinder our affairs than to ourselves, to the founders of this affair. WE EXECUTE MASONS IN SUCH WISE THAT NONE SAVE THE BROTHERHOOD CAN EVER HAVE A SUSPICION OF IT, NOT EVEN THE VICTIMS THEMSELVES OF OUR DEATH SENTENCE, THEY ALL DIE WHEN REQUIRED AS IF FROM A NORMAL KIND OF ILLNESS

I want to bring up another interesting ideology that these “learned elders” possess, and it is the following:

Ruthless Suppression  GENTILES ARE CATTLE:11. In this difference in capacity for thought between the GOYIM and ourselves may be clearly discerned the seal of our position as the Chosen People and of our higher quality of humanness, in contradistinction to the brute mind of the GOYIM. Their eyes are open, but see nothing before them and do not invent (unless perhaps, material things). From this it is plain that nature herself has destined us to guide and rule the world.”

Now, what’s fascinating to me, is the stark contrast in their belief structure, that they consider themselves “higher quality of humanness” and that nature “destined us to guide and rule the world”, yet even by their own admission have committed so many atrocities not only against “goyim”, but others of their kind (“chosen people”) as well.

And their insistence that their authority to rule and control should not be contested and one of their main roles in humanity is to strip away other people’s freedom – and their strange idolatry to gold, which in their mind, gives them the right to control the world:

Power of Gold:2. IN OUR HANDS IS THE GREATEST POWER OF OUR DAY – GOLD: IN TWO DAYS WE CAN PROCURE FROM OUR STOREHOUSES ANY QUANTITY WE MAY PLEASE.

3. Surely there is no need to seek further proof that our rule is predestined by God? Surely we shall not fail with such wealth to prove that all that evil which for so many centuries we have had to commit has served at the end of ends the cause of true wellbeing – the bringing of everything into order?

Then compare that with WHO/WHAT they’re trying to stamp out (Christianity, Christ, spirituality), and it posits a disturbing picture that the “God” they serve, is not the same one that believers in Jesus Christ know as the Supreme Creator.

Their idolatry for gold, their self-righteous belief that in order to serve the greater good (good for whom?) they must engage in sacrifices and no-holds barred killing of those they deem necessary, even if it’s their own people; their goal to spread as much chaos, division and violence as they possibly can in an attempt to control the masses – their indoctrination of not only their own children, but the pressure to exert their own beliefs onto other people as well – yet they still call the goyim the brutes?

And what separates these protocols from, say, the Bible, for instance?

Well, just as a small example:

Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

Out of 62 pages (not including forwards/introductions, etc.) of rather large text:

Love is mentioned all of 2 times.

Since I have room, here are the contexts of which it is mentioned:

“2. As the majority of conspirators act out of love for the game…”

“12. That the people may know and love their king, it is indispensable for him to converse in the market-places with his people. This ensures the necessary clinching of the two forces which are now divided one from another by us by the terror.”

Power is mentioned a whopping 70 times. In 62 pages.

Bible

Out of ~1,000-2,000 pages (depending on size of font and translation):

Love is mentioned 310 times.

Conversely, the protocols would have had to mention the word “love” 9-10 times to match with the scripture. Of course, love is not their goal…

To think of it this way, “love” is mentioned 4-5 TIMES MORE in the Bible. And that’s using the most pages of 2,000. If it was 1,000, then the protocols would have had to mention the word love ~19 times.

Power, on the other hand, is mentioned 272 times in the Bible.

To put that into further perspective, the Bible would have had to mention “power” 2,258 times to match what was in the protocols. Out of 2,000 pages.

An even smaller, but perhaps more impactful, example…

Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion:

To paraphrase: “Kill those who stand in our way.”

Bible:

Jesus Christ: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”John 13:34

Hm… I think I can see a difference.

6. Jacques Attali: From cannibalism, to genetically modifying, implanting chips, to buying and selling children

1981

(all quotes by Jacques Attali)

On cannibalism: ” – we start from cannibalism and return to it. In short, we can interpret the whole of industrial history as a machine for translating the founding cannibalism, the first relationship to evil, where men eat men, into industrial cannibalism, where men become commodities that eat commodities.”

On genetically modifying/creating clones/hybrids: “In other words, with genetic engineering we could gradually create the conditions for humanity to assume itself freely, but collectively, or else create the conditions for a new commodity, genetic this time, which would be made up of copies of humans sold to humans, chimeras or hybrids used as slaves, robots, means of work…”

On implants: “It is planned to develop small implants in the body that can release hormones and active substances in target organs.”

On buying and selling children: “This idea corresponds entirely to an economic evolution in the sense that the woman or the couple will become part of the division of labour and general production. Thus it will be possible to buy children in the same way as one buys “peanuts” or a television set.”

“The only way to resolve this contradiction is to imagine that society could buy children from a family that would be paid in return. I am not thinking of family allowances, which are weak incentives. A family would agree to have many children if the state guaranteed them substantial progressive allowances on the one hand and full responsibility for the material life of each child on the other. In this scheme, the child would become a kind of bargaining chip in the relationship between the individual and the community.”

Source: The 1981 Michel Salomon – Jacques Attali interview

1981

(these quotes are making its way around the internet of Attali stating that “they” want to euthanize the “useless and old”. Although there ARE implications of this from Attali’s writing/interviews, I could not provide a verifiable source for these specific quotes, so please keep this in mind.)

Jacques Attali: “In the future it will be a question of finding a way to reduce the population. We will start with the old, because as soon as it exceeds 60-65 years man lives longer than he produces and costs society dearly, then the weak and then the useless who do nothing for society because there will be more and more of them, and especially the stupid ones.

Euthanasia targeting these groups; euthanasia will have to be an essential instrument of our future societies, in all cases. We cannot of course execute people or set up camps. We will get rid of them by making them believe it is for their own good.

Too large a population, and for the most part unnecessary, is something economically too expensive. Socially, it is also much better for the human machine to come to an abrupt halt rather than gradually deteriorating. We won’t be able to run intelligence tests on millions and millions of people, you can imagine!

We will find something or cause it, a pandemic that targets certain people, a real economic crisis or not, a virus that will affect the old or the fat, it doesn’t matter, the weak will succumb to it, the fearful and the stupid will believe it and ask to be treated.

We will have taken care to have planned the treatment, a treatment that will be the solution.

The selection of idiots will thus be done on its own: they will go to the slaughterhouse on their own.”

Source: Globalist Banker Predicted Scamdemic & Genocide of The Useless

2011

(all quotes by Jacques Attali)

On creating new species/human hybrids and nanotechnology: “Further still, we will create new species, chimeras, capable of operating in difficult environments, radioactive for example, or replace men in battle. And even supreme transgression, to equip animals with a brain similar to the human brain. A little later, the meeting of computing science, genomics, nanotechnology and neurosciences will allow man to create other species, ultra-human, super-human.”

On justifying science experiments and getting rid of God: “Let us not hope to put a stop to it. Unless some unlikely world police, makes a shrine of the genome, a place will always be found to conduct these experiments, inexpensive, justifying them by the promise of curing rare diseases or extending human life expectancy. And even if the West resists it, emerging countries, from Argentina to China, via Brazil and tomorrow Nigeria and Indonesia, will welcome desperate researchers. After getting rid of God, man will have gotten rid of himself.”

Source: https://www.attali.com/en/society/human-more-than-human/ (June 12, 2011)

For additional reading that touches upon other topics that Attali has “predicted” that is currently happening, please visit:

“You are Damaged and Only We Can Repair You”
Illuminati Insider foretold Migrants, Surveillance, Mechanical Procreation

There’s actually more that I wanted to add, including Serge Monast / Blue Beam Project, Aldous Huxley, the Committee of 300, Georgia Guidestones, etc., but this post is getting quite long-winded enough already. I may end up doing a part 2 on this topic.

One thing that I did not realize would be a common factor in ALL of these “conspiracy theories” that are (and have been for a long time) carried out during our timeline, is the mention of God, spirituality, the soul… That was honestly not my intention and it was not something I actively sought to include.

My initial spur to create this post was to show how a scheme to depopulate and control the world either by injecting everyone with a virus/disease/illness/vaccine and/or through wars, mass chaos, corruption, etc. was already planned for a VERY LONG time.

Some may not be aware, simply because they are wrapped up in their own life (wake up, eat, work, tv, maybe socialize, sleep, repeat) and so this whole topic is lost on them. Especially when we’re indoctrinated as little children to trusting teachers, trusting preachers, trusting the government, trusting the news, trusting doctors, trusting law enforcement, trusting day care workers… I could go on and on.

Then there is the matter of what we are taught in schools. Yes education is important, but is it really necessary to engage in advanced math/algebra when basic math will suffice in most arenas of our life – unless you are set to pursue a career directly involving this subject? Not to mention the completely incorrect things we were taught in schools – such as how Thanksgiving tradition started, George Washington’s history, Christopher Columbus discovering America – and again, I could go on and on. Now they are changing our education system to include even more atrocious and harmful systemic doctrines.

Instead, a crucial subject matter should be to teach our children “critical thinking” and how to formulate our own thoughts and data gathering to come to educated conclusions. Since our world has been inundated with “fake news” and “misinformation” everywhere we turn, especially coming from an establishment whose sole purpose originally was to give us REAL, accurate news – and who most of us were ingrained to trust in, it is essential that people are able to look beyond this manipulation tactic, and finally think for themselves.

It is also necessary to teach children (and the whole world) about our spirituality and the importance of compassion and morality, so that these agendas to create chaos and division and horrific science experiments won’t work.

As it is, since our societal foundation has been built out of lies upon lies, AND fear – which is another huge topic, it is extremely hard for people to break out of this system and realize that a lot of the world governments DO NOT have our best interest in mind. Despite what they teach in schools and show on media. Even if the original purpose of the government was to protect their country, it is no longer the case in some areas. They have been infiltrated and controlled by immoral organizations, and it’s prudent that we wake up to this fact and start making changes to address this.

When we can realize that there is a hidden/dark goal to invade and disrupt all aspects of our lives in order to dominate and control free thinking and freedom itself, even our very own spirituality and consciousness, maybe we can finally step out of this implemented system and start better serving our fellow beings.

One last quote, very important and VERY relevant in today’s lost and confused world:
1917

“It is not a bad thing to know these things, which are ingredients of reality. They must be seriously considered. And one is guided to develop something of a nose for reality when one takes up anthroposophy, whilst the materialistic education people have today, with innumerable channels opening into it from the Press, is designed to point not to the realities but to something which is cloaked in all kinds of slogans. And if someone does wake up, as Delaisi did, and writes about how things really are, how many people get to know about it? How many people will listen? They cannot listen, for it is buried by — well, by a life that again is ruled by the Press.”

Source: Rudolf Steiner (1917) Fall of the Spirits of Darkness | Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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Genesis 13: Abram Inherits Canaan

Earnest Examination

This series is presented as an honest, sincere look into the study of the Bible with my own personal theories, opinions, comments and that of others’ insights and research into what the verses could mean. I cannot claim one way or another that everything that I am stating is fact and the true meaning of what is meant in these verses.

To lay it out in a way that I can manage, I have highlighted the texts of verses that I either don’t understand or have a comment or question about in yellow. And the comments I’ve left beneath it will be of a smaller font and using brown text.

I would love it if you’d join me in this journey and if you have any insights and/or knowledge of these chapters/verses etc., please feel free to share with me and the other readers. Any chance to get a clearer understanding of the Bible and Jesus Christ would be welcomed with open arms.

Version used is from (NKJV) Genesis 13

Abram Inherits Canaan

1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

I find it very interesting that the first two verses in this chapter seems to focus on the material wealth that Abram has. Almost as if that’s what matters… Of course, through Jesus’ teachings, this is far from the truth, but even previous chapters dwell quite a bit on the corporeal and amassing great amount of possessions and properties… it just seems very odd that this would be of such importance. Not to mention the previous chapter of Abram lying about his wife, and the punishment still goes to the one who was not aware of this lie. Perhaps I’m overthinking this strange dichotomy, or I simply don’t understand the sovereignty and plans of the All Mighty. But it is something I bring up because of my confusion to this matter.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
Again, I don’t want to make assumptions, but I do have my own beliefs. Whether they’re correct or wrong. And I feel almost sanctimonious by stating them, and again, I don’t want to come across as presumptuous or blasphemous, but it is just another topic that I don’t quite understand. My belief, is that God is Love, and He knows what’s in our hearts. That’s the ONLY thing that matters. So for the Lord to be pleased with an altar or anything of the like, seems to be more concentrated on physical structures and outward display of devotion than what a person truly feels inside.
However, with Abram’s sincere devotion, perhaps it is his way of showing his reverence, and it has nothing to do with the physical construct of the altar or anything that Abram chooses to sacrifice upon it, but more about his supreme trust and faith in the Lord. The “altar” just signifies it, perhaps. And this is what the Lord is pleased with. If Abram is true and genuine in his heart, then the act of building the altar is to just outwardly show this dedication, similar to how an artist would like to do a painting or sculpture of someone or something that they love.
But then, there’s the other reason for someone to build an altar, and it comes back to the sacrifice aspect of things. I’ve already mentioned before how strange it seems for the Lord to be “pleased with the aroma of burning sacrifices”, and it automatically conjures sinister and macabre actions in my mind. And again I have to ask, why would a spiritual, divine entity be so delighted with this type of practice?

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
This verse again mentions the extreme amount of wealth that not only Abram has, but also Lot. And when we take into account how many times the Lord has promised to bless Abram and that he will have a whole nation unto his own, well, his material possessions will just keep growing it seems.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
I also want to point out how interesting it is that between the generation of Noah and his family, which supposedly spawned the rest of humanity as we know it, and the age of Abram and Lot, there were around 10 generations between the two groups. Meaning that technically, the Canaanites and the Perizzite’s are both descendants of Noah. And Abram and Lot were as well. Of course, due to the Fall of the Tower of Babel, these descendants were then spread out and became unknown to each other and built their own customs and traditions, thus perhaps creating hostility and mistrust between other groups.
In the case of Abram’s herdmen and Lot’s herdmen, it could be due to the sheer amount of possessions that each group had and the disagreements on how to rear the cattle and where to raise them. But it’s interesting that between just 10 generations there could be so much animosity and suspicion developing between all these different groups.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
We’re ALL brethren, but I digress…
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Even though the details haven’t been expanded upon yet, I’ve read before that Canaan was also extremely wicked, but perhaps not during this timeframe? While this verse focuses on Sodom being exceedingly wicked, it does not mention Canaan eventually becoming wicked as well. There’s much more I can say about this topic, but since it has not been covered yet, I will wait until the appropriate chapter.
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

I didn’t want to make this connection, but… this sounds eerily similar to this verse: “Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”Matthew 4:8-9

Am I insinuating a correlation between the LORD who spoke to Abram offering him all the land of the world, to that of the devil who was trying to tempt Jesus with all the kingdoms of the world?…
I’m saying, there’s an uncanny precedence and curious resemblance between these two verses. Regardless of the real meaning and/or if they have absolutely no bearing with each other, the similarities exist.
Now, can I say that without offending God/Jesus Christ? Well, yes, I daresay I can because I believe in Him and I know that He knows that I love Him and my intentions are pure and not born out of spite or rebelliousness. On the other hand, can I say the same thing without offending some people? …Probably not. But this connection is not to stir up trouble or spite, but only to show what a sincere study into the Bible can reveal without any preconceived notions or being led to a particular conclusion.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

I brought up some tough questions/correlations because I feel that to get to the truth of the Bible, one can’t simply read it without inquiring as to the purpose of these verses and their meaning. Although the questions may seem as if it’s coming from a skeptical point of view, it is most definitely not the case and instead comes from a very honest pursuit to finding the significance and message of what it may be sending.

And as usual, I want to reiterate that some of my thoughts and theories may be way off base, and I also research some other things on the side as well to try and get a broader understanding of what I’m reading, so please bear with me, or, even better, if you have insights that bring more light to these verses, please let me know.

I enjoy bouncing off theories and theology off of each other and love to hear other people’s perspectives on things. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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