“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that ‘godliness’ was impossible and that ‘Calvarytempleland’ was the guardian of ‘godliness’; to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself—that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word—doublethink—involved the use of doublethink.” — Eric Blair (George Orwell), 1984.*
*With liberties taken by addition and subtraction, see hyphenated portions.
But God says, “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage” (2 Peter 2:19). “A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?” (Ecclesiastes 10:14)
“You killed my father. Prepare to die [to YOURself].”
Witness the death of Your Reputation. Witness the death of Your Kingdom. Witness the death of Your Wealth. Witness the death of Your Cronies’ Reputations. Witness the death of Your Family’s Loyalty.
Wouldn’t you Agree, your Highness? Prince Starr R. Scott. Royal descendent of King Henry VIII? (Were you serious when you told us that? The Apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree. Arr- Arr)
“I have been in the Revenge Business for so long, that now that it is over, I do not know what to do with the Rest of my Life” (I.M.)
“Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts Absolutely”(Pastor)
“You are SO RIGHT. You are ABSOLUTELY CORRUPT.”(Your Congregation)
But God says, “There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger;
neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin…For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh” (Psalm 38:3,7). “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” (2 Thessalonians 2:9). “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them:for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it” (Luke 4:6). “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God” (Psalm 62:11).
“No one knows what we’ve done.” Um…yup. We do. And its inconceivable that so many have let you get away with it all for years. Chuck, Richard and Janet left you unexposed. Inconceivable. It boggles the mind. How did you buy their silence, pastor? With your millions tucked away in cozy corners of the world? Free legal assistance anyone? A nice car, some pretty jewels ladies? This is not going away. Ugh, it’s getting weirder and uglier. Sigh. From my lowly viewpoint, REPENTANCE is the only way out of this inconceivable mess.
But God says, “O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee
” (Psalm 69:5). “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil
” (Ecclesiastes 12:14). “He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him
” (Daniel 2:22). “Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid
” (1 Timothy 5:25).