18 Mar

The Bell Has Been Rung

The Bell Is Rung

There was a man on the earth that cracked the code to the meaning of the virus named COVID-19. I wasn’t the one who cracked it – but I do know who did – and I’ll tell you all about it.

Before we get to cracking the secret meaning of the name COVID-19, I did find the following strange coincidence on my own. Have a look at this hip hop album cover from 1996 …

Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah!! - Got You All In Check - Album Cover - 1996
Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah!! – Got You All In Check – Album Cover – 1996

This is the artwork to the hip hop single “Woo-hah!! Got You All In Check” released in 1996 by rapper Busta Rhymes. Fast forward 24 years later. The year is 2020 and the world is being quarantined (got you all in check) by a virus supposedly originating from Wuhan, China (Woo-hah!!). How can that be explained?

I have said this before. Rappers get their lyrics from somewhere. Are these rappers getting their lyrics from the same source planning lethal viruses 24 years in advance? Have you seen some of Busta Rhymes other album titles? The Coming, When Disaster Strikes, Extinction Level Event, It Ain’t Safe No More, Anarchy, Year of the Dragon? I notice a theme here. Do you?

Back to COVID-19. There is a Preacher in Texas. There is a Prophet in San Antonio. He has taught me many things. His name is Jonathan Kleck. I am a big fan of his. He knows scripture well and he has an ability to find hidden meaning in many things to bring darkness to the light. He brings forth a theory that the mainstream media encodes secret messages via strong’s concordance in news stories.

The purpose of Strong’s Concordance is not to provide content or commentary about the Bible, but to provide an index to the Bible. This allows the reader to find words where they appear in the Bible. This index allows a student of the Bible to re-find a phrase or passage previously studied. It also lets the reader directly compare how the same word may be used elsewhere in the Bible. In this way Strong provides an independent check against translations, and offers an opportunity for greater, and more technically accurate understanding of text.


Using Strong’s Concordance, each number from 1 to 8674 is assigned a different Hebrew word used in the King James Bible (Old Testament). Similarly, numbers 1 to 5624 also have a Greek word assigned (New Testament).

Jonathan Kleck teaches that these numbers are used by mainstream media to convey secret messages encrypted using Strong’s Concordance. He demonstrates this over and over in his YouTube Videos. His interpretation of COVID-19 is perhaps the crowning achievement.

C = 3rd letter of the Alphabet = 3 = Strong’s Greek for 3 = Abaddon, the angel of the abyss

OVID = Ovidius in Latin origin = ovis = sheep

19 = Strong’s Hebrew for 19 = ibchah = slaughter

One translation of COVID-19 = Abaddon sheep slaughter

There is only one mention of Abaddon in the Bible. It is Revelation 9:11 …

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Revelation 9:11 – King James Bible

To be clear, Abaddon is only mentioned once. He is King of the locusts from the pit in the Book of Revelation. This is end times prophecy. I suggest reading all of Revelation 9 to grasp the full story of Abaddon and the locusts from the pit. There are entire movies based around this concept. It is not obvious to those whom do not know scripture. It is blatantly obvious to those who do know scripture. Two vivid examples …

What do you see at the Finish Line of Wreck It Ralph? …

Is this “Steppenwolf” or Abaddon with his locusts in Justice League?

Read Revelation 9 in the King James Bible. Then look at this flying thing from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter …

I have made this point over and over again. Hollywood is relying heavily on the Bible for content. Yet very few of the American population reads their Bibles. So you may as well read the Bible to understand these movies!

We have covered a secret COVID-19 translation which is Abaddon slaughters the sheep based on Strong’s Concordance and “ovid” translating to “sheep”. This is credited to the Prophet Jonathan Kleck (whom would no doubt credit the LORD God for showing him this – as he always does). But there is one more thing I want to cover in this post. Mr. Kleck puts out volumes and volumes of data to share with all the believers, but there is one item in particular I still want to talk about. That is the meaning of his name.

You see, Jonathan Kleck’s birthday is March 16th. His name and birthday is literally John 3:16. His name translates into “Yahweh has given a bell ringer” from Hebrew and German. On his birthday, March 16th 2020, Jonathan Kleck rang the bell. This is the equivalence of sounding the alarm to the true church spread around the globe that the King of Kings is coming back. I am sharing with you this news to be prepared. We know not the day or hour of the exact return. However, you are to be prepared for the return. That is the message.

See the incredible artwork Jonathan Kleck created in his own back yard. It is essentially a small church with a bell tower …

See Jonathan ringing the bell on March 16th his birthday. This is a message for you, the reader, to prepare for the return of the King of Kings. We know not the exact time nor hour. We do know that a Prophet has rung the bell. We do know to be on high alert for the Son of Man to return …

The message is to prepare NOW. The same message is in front of your face in the movies if you know where to look …

04 Mar

Cinderella’s Secrets

Cinderella Secrets

Cinderella – Plot Summary

In a tiny kingdom lived a widowed gentleman and his daughter Cinderella. Feeling that his daughter needed “a mother’s care” he remarried another woman with two daughters. Those two daughters were named Anastasia and Drizella. Upon the death of Cinderella’s father her Stepmother Lady Tremaine reveals cruelty and jealousy towards Cinderella. Lady Tremaine owns a black and white cat named Lucifer.

Stepmother Lady Tremaine chooses to focus all her care towards her own daughters. This leads to the downfall of the family estate. The chateau soon falls into shambles with the family fortune spent on the two Stepdaughters. Cinderella is forced to become a servant in her own household. She is swamped with chores by her Stepmother.

Then one day the King prepares a Grand Ball to find the Prince a Princess. Cinderella very much desires to attend this Grand Ball. After all she is eligible to attend – but her mean Stepmother dumps more chores on her. Cinderella prepares a gorgeous dress with the help of her animal friends – but Anastasia and Drizella tear her dress to pieces. They do this to assure Cinderella will not attend the Grand Ball. In frustration Cinderella rushes out of the chateau into the garden to cry in despair on a bench. A woman manifests. This woman claims she is Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. She intends to help Cinderella go to the ball.

Using her magic wand, the Fairy Godmother turns a pumpkin into a coach, four of the mice into horses, the farm’s horse into a coachman, and the family dog into a footman. The final touch is fixing Cinderella’s dress. The dress is transformed into a beautiful white gown and matching glass slippers. These magic tricks will only last until midnight. Off she goes in her pumpkin coach to the Grand Ball.

Cinderella shows up and the Prince notices her off in the distance. The Prince is immediately attracted to Cinderella – even overlooking Anastasia and Drizella. The two begin to waltz. Cinderella and the Prince are having a wonderful time waltzing – but midnight soon approaches. She must leave in haste before she transforms back out of the magic spell. She leaves behind a glass slipper as the only clue to her identity.

The King is furious Cinderella ran off in haste. As a response, the King orders The Grand Duke to find the owner of the glass slipper even before the next day. Lady Tremaine and her Stepdaughters do everything they can to deter the Duke from finding Cinderella including locking her in her room and then shattering the glass slipper – but Cinderella escapes her locked room with the help of her animal friends fetching the key. Cinderella produces the other glass slipper as proof. It is good enough for the Grand Duke. Cinderella and the Prince get married.

The Fairy Faith

Here is one of the biggest secrets in all of Disney. Disney didn’t invent fairies. Fairies are much older than Disney itself. What Disney did was tap into the ancient Fairy Faith religion. Now there are several versions of “Fairy Faith” and they are not the same and they can have different spellings. There is a Feri Tradition which was founded in California in the 1960’s by the Americans Victor Henry Anderson and his wife Cora Anderson. But there is much older Faery traditions than that my friends. The book that taught me the most on this subject is The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries By W. Y. Evans-Wentz. That Book is older than Disney itself (originally published in 1911). We know Disney likes to take inspiration from the works of the Brothers Grimm. Those gentlemen lived in the 1780’s. But the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, in fact, were part of a rich oral tradition − passed down from generation to generation. These are ancient stories.

Now what is fascinating about Cinderella in the Brothers Grimm original tale was that there was no Fairy Godmother. There was instead a bird in a hazel tree which produced the dress and slippers. Disney injected the Fairy Godmother into Cinderella – not the Brothers Grimm. But when you read a book like The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries it becomes very clear that Fairies are worshiped by Celts. Fairies are from a real ancient religion. You will find Fairies in many Disney movies and TV shows. The truth is that Disney is very religious – they just don’t advertise what that religion is. It is the Fairy Faith and it is ancient pagan – especially Celtic of origin. This traces all the way back to the Tuatha De Danann …

The Tuath(a) Dé Danann (Irish: [t̪ˠuəhə dʲeː d̪ˠan̪ˠən̪ˠ], meaning “the folk of the goddess Danu”), also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé (“tribe of the gods”),[1] are a supernatural race in Irish mythology. They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland.[1] The Tuatha Dé Danann constitute a pantheon whose attributes appeared in a number of forms throughout the Celtic world.


The Tuatha De Danann are the original Fairies. This is a real and ancient religion. This is ancient Celtic witchcraft. Read The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries sometime. You will see for yourself all this to do about Fairies is real religion. How many Christian parents do you think knows this in the world about Disney? One in 1,000? One in 10,000? One in 100,000? If even. Disney doesn’t want you to know this secret knowledge.

The Grove

But wait – there’s more. Did anyone notice in the Cinderella film where Cinderella runs to after Anastasia and Drizella damage her dress? She runs outside into a grove to pray on her knees. Her exact words in the 1960 cartoon version are “there’s nothing left to believe in” as her Fairy Godmother manifests to console her. There is a peculiar statue in the scene. Little do most people know this is straight out of the Old Testament. A scene mentioned many many times in scripture but few pay attention to it today …

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Deuteronomy 16:21

And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father’s young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it.

Judges 6:25

And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.

Judges 6:28

And on and on in Judges 6:30, 1 Kings 15:13, 1 Kings 16:33, 2 Kings 13:6, 2 Kings 17:16, 2 Kings 21:3, 2 Kings 21:7, 2 Kings 23:4, 2 Kings 23:6, 2 Kings 23:7, 2 Kings 23:15, and 2 Chronicles 15:16 this same scene is described.

This tale of the groves and the idols / graven images in those groves is told over and over in the Old Testament.

What do we see in Cinderella the 1950 Version? A grove and an idol where a Fairy Godmother appears …

What do we see in Cinderella the 2015 Version? A grove and an idol where a Fairy Godmother appears …

What does “grove” translate to in Hebrew?

From H833; happy; asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same: – grove. Compare H6253.

In other words, a grove is comparable to The Asherah Pole

Do you think Disney created a scene described as an abomination in the Old Testament 15+ times by accident?

03 Feb

Snow White’s Secrets

Snow White Seven Dwarfs

I’m going to summarize each Disney Princess movie for my audience and highlight secrets that most people never knew nor recognized about these Disney movies. Full disclaimer. I will be analyzing these films from a Christian point of view. We start with Snow White because it is the oldest Disney Princess movie.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Plot Summary

The beautiful maiden Snow White takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her wicked Queen stepmother. The Queen is jealous of Snow White because a ghost in the magic mirror on the wall tells her Snow White is more beautiful than her. As a result the Queen orders a huntsman to murder Snow White and bring Snow White’s heart back in a box as proof. The dwarfs grow to love their unexpected visitor as Snow White conducts useful domestic chores. She cleans their house and cooks their meals.

One day while the dwarfs are mining at the diamond mine the Queen arrives at their cottage. The Queen has transformed herself into an old hag with a magic spell. She also conjures up a poisonous apple with a magic spell and heads out into the forest looking for Snow White at the dwarf cottage. The dwarfs, warned by the frantic forest animals, rush home to chase the hag away. They are too late. The hag has convinced Snow White to eat the poisoned apple. The dwarfs chase the hag up a mountain where lightning strikes and the Queen apparently falls to her death. Snow White is placed in a glass case in the woods.

The Prince, who has fallen in love with Snow White, happens by and awakens her from the wicked Queen’s deathlike spell with “love’s first kiss”. Snow White awakens from the poison apple spell.

Release Date Was on the Winter Solstice

The release date for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was on December 21, 1937. That is the date of the winter solstice in North America! The winter solstice is a high holiday for real witches and warlocks. Pagans worship the equinoxes and the solstices of the sun. Educate yourself on the Wheel of the Year and you will see this is true.

A Magic Mirror is Called Skrying

Are you aware that a magic mirror is “skrying”? This is a secret most people do not know. Skrying is a real practice done by real witches. I want to shatter a stereotype about Disney. The stereotype is that Disney isn’t promoting “real witchcraft” in their movies. You may be shocked at how real and accurate the witchcraft Disney promotes (if someone points it out to you). That’s what I am doing such that you can judge for yourself.

Dwarves Are From a Real Religion

What if I told you that dwarves come from a real religion? It’s true. Maybe you knew that dwarves originate from Norse Mythology. What you aren’t told is Norse Mythology is the same thing as the ancient Norse Religion …

A dwarf is a certain kind of invisible being in the pre-Christian mythology and religion of the Norse and other Germanic peoples. No one really knows what the word “dwarf” and its cognates originally meant, but there’s no indication that it had anything to do with a small stature, a characteristic which is never mentioned in ancient descriptions of these beings.


The dwarves are most often noted for being extremely skilled smiths and craftspeople. Among the many irreplaceable treasures created by them are: Mjollnir, the hammer of Thor; Gleipnir, the chain that bound the wolf Fenrir when all other fetters failed; Skidbladnir, a ship which belongs to Freyr and always has a favorable wind; Gungnir, the spear of Odin; Draupnir, a ring owned by Odin; the Brisingamen, a magnificent necklace owned by Freya; and the long, golden hair of Sif, Thor’s wife.


The farthest back we can trace the term then, is the old Norse religion, the cosmology of which establishes two separate creation myths for the creatures. One maintains that dwarfs were born from the blood and bones of the giant Ymir, whose flesh was used to create the Earth, while another posits that they originated as maggot-like creatures that aimed to devour the giant’s corpse. While grim, the latter origin is in line with much of the dwarfs’ other appearances in Norse mythology.


Do some further digging on your own. You will find ancient dwarfs / dwarves are not the cute and cuddly creatures that Disney has brainwashed Americans to believe.

By the way, your Wednesday is named after Woden (or Odin) mentioned above. Your Thursday is named after Thor mentioned above. Your Friday is named after Freya mentioned above. This is how influential the pagan Norse Religion is embedded into American culture. The very days of the American week are named after the ancient pagan Norse gods. The rabbit hole runs deep.

Poisonous Apple – The Garden of Eden

It isn’t hard to draw a parallel between the poisonous apple and the apple Adam and Eve ate in The Garden of Eden …

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Genesis 3:3-5 KJV

Now whether the actual fruit of the garden was the apple or not, I do not know for sure. But it is common to hear that the fruit of the garden was the apple (if asked about this today). Now in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the hag’s sales pitch to Snow White is “one bite and all your dreams will come true”. Snow White’s poisonous apple will close her eyes. But in the Garden of Even the serpent says that the apple will open Eve’s eyes (wide awake). Obviously this scene in Snow White got its inspiration from Genesis 3 in the Bible.

The Witch’s Death

Immediately after poisoning Snow White, the dwarfs return and chase the witch up a mountain. The witch tries to roll a giant boulder down the hill at the dwarfs. But instead lightning strikes a ledge and the witch falls to her death. This sounds like scripture to me …

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luke 10:18 – KJV

The Queen’s demise is a pretty obvious parallel to Luke 10:18. You can see for yourself that Disney is referencing the Bible. They altered the original Grimm Brother’s tale (Little Snow White) which never had the witch die in this fashion. In the original Grimm Brother’s version the witch is forced to wear a pair of hot iron shoes and dance until she is dead at Snow White’s wedding. That is quite a difference!

Love’s First Kiss

Now here is a theme seen throughout Disney movies that you probably never realized. The witch reads from the spell book “the victim of sleeping death can only be revived by love’s first kiss”. Where do you think that comes from in the history of the world?

And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.

But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Luke 22:47-48

The Son of Man was betrayed with a kiss by the Messiah’s own words in Luke. This is why you see many Disney films require a kiss of true love to break the curse. Did you figure out this huge secret? The kiss to break a curse is a reference to scripture! If the Son of Man was cursed with a kiss, then witches will promote breaking a curse with a kiss. Disney is backwards and opposes Christianity in many instances many times over.

The Witch Has a Pet Raven

Yet another theme you will recognize in Disney movies is the witch characters have pets. These specialized pets are called “familiars” to real life witches and warlocks …

Since the 20th century some magical practitioners, including adherents of the Neopagan religion of Wicca, use the concept of familiars, due to their association with older forms of magic. These contemporary practitioners utilize pets or wildlife, or believe that invisible spirit versions of familiars act as magical aids.


Are you noticing yet that Disney loves to promote the real witchcraft of real witches and warlocks? Did you think they named their castle “The Magic Kingdom” by accident? Turn your attention to what real witches and warlocks do. You can probably find many more instances of witchcraft in this movie if you dig. Maybe you will come to the same conclusion I have …

Disney promotes actual / ancient witchcraft heavily.

26 Jan

Disney Princesses – Dark Secrets

Disney Princesses Dark Secrets

I’m going to tell you some dark secrets about the Disney Princesses. Whether you want to hear it or not is another story. If you adore the Disney Princesses please consider whether you should read on or not. I’m just being honest with you before continuing.

I had to watch every Disney Princess movie to write this post. It may take many posts to describe all the things I saw. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t want to rush this process – or get it wrong.

My research started with this simple question …

Why does almost every Disney Princess movie have a witch in it?

Witch is true by the way. I mean, which is true. I can point them out to you if you like. The Brave movie has a witch that lives in the woods obsessed with bears. The Princess and the Frog has Dr. Facilier and Mama Odie. Cinderella has the Fairy Godmother. Snow White has the wicked stepmother – whom is a witch. The Little Mermaid has Ursula the sea witch. Aladdin has Jafar the sorcerer. Beauty and the Beast has the “wicked enchantress” (translation = witch) whom transforms the Prince into the Beast with a spell. Tangled has Mother Gothel. Moana has Maui the demigod shape shifter with a magic hook. Sleeping Beauty has Maleficent – whom even has her own spin-off movies! That’s a lot of witches. One thing is for sure. None of this is Christian.

That leaves only 3 left. I want to talk about these 3 individually because they are a bit different than the others. Elsa from Frozen has power over the ice. You do realize that Elsa is a witch herself? She is. Pocahontas and Mulan are the most innocent of the bunch. Pocahontas has Grandmother Willow which is a willow tree spirit guide. Mulan consults her ancestors as spirit guides. Have you noticed a trend yet?

The Disney Princesses Put Faith in Witches

Here’s a dark secret for you. Take note of this trend. Merida, Tiana, Ariel, Rapunzel, Moana, Snow White, Pocahontas, Cinderella, Mulan and Elsa all put their faith in witches. You could argue Belle does too. She falls in love with a lycanthrope (werewolf). You probably didn’t know this but some Satanists “study” how to become werewolves or vampires in real life. See Bill Schnoebelen’s book “Lucifer Dethroned” if you think I am making that up. I tend to believe Mr. Schnoebelen. I am familiar with many of his books and I recommend them. He is a brilliant Christian to me.

The point is that your daughters are being heavily programmed to put their faith in witches by these 12 Disney Princesses. I will make a prediction here. I guarantee you a 13th Disney Princess will be named. Witch covens in real life gather in groups of 13. Expect that to happen.

Wishing Upon A Star

Have you ever studied the Disney Theme song itself? It is not hard to find this clip being shown over and over at the start of all these Disney Princess movies …

Have you ever deeply thought about the meaning of “When You Wish Upon a Star”? This is a song originally cast for Disney’s Pinocchio in 1940. Now it is played before every Disney movie. In fact The Princess and the Frog is obsessed with wishing on a star to get what you want.

So which star is Disney talking about? Here are the lyrics to the song …


The star is a “she” and she brings love from the song’s lyrics. Also “like a bolt from the blue”. I know the answer to this riddle. Do you? Venus is the Roman goddess of love. She is the Morning Star and the Evening Star. It is one of the brightest objects in the sky. The Morning Star you say? Lucifer translates as “heylel” which translates as “morning star”. Let’s not forget about “like a bolt from the blue” …

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luke 10:18 – KJV

Lucifer is often associated as Satan before the fall. Also this scripture is relevant …

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

2 Corinthians 11:14-15 – NIV

Is there any argument at all that Disney isn’t promoting worshiping the Morning Star? By the very definition Disney is promoting Lucifer worship. It’s right there for all to see in the lyrics to their own theme song. That’s a dark secret about Disney that not many people walking around on the earth know about. It’s anything but Christian – that’s for sure.

Rebels With a Cause

Have you noticed that recent Disney Princesses are rebels? Merida from Brave constantly clashes with her mother Elinor over arranged marriage. Jasmine from Aladdin clashes with her father the Sultan over arranged marriage. Ariel clashes with her father King Triton over contact with humans. Rapunzel clashes with her stepmother Gothel in Tangled about travel. Snow White is desperate to escape her wicked stepmother in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Cinderella clashes with her wicked stepmother over house work. Pocahontas disobeys her father to seek out the white man John Smith. Have you noticed a trend yet?

Disney has purposefully designed most of the Disney Princesses to be rebellious. Specifically the Princesses are designed to be rebellious against the parents. Disney even has no shame in specifically writing the parents to be evil witches in many cases. Do you think that is an accident? Study the history of the writing of these Disney Princess characters. YEARS go into meticulously planning their personalities. It’s not an accident.

Arranged marriage draws special wrath from Disney. Because of that I’m actually starting to take a liking to the idea of bringing back arranged marriages (lol). They choose this topic often because it is an easy target in today’s culture. It’s just a convenient target for them to promote and glamorize rebellion against parents. Not convenient for you, parents. Now use your brain. If your daughters are repeatedly programmed that Princesses – whom they idolize – are to rebel against their parents then what do you think will happen in real life? We are dealing with real life programming of the brain here. They are called TV Programs for a reason.

The Ten Commandments

I now remind you of one of the Ten Commandments …

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Exodus 20:12

Honoring your father and your mother is one of the core Ten Commandments. I just wanted to remind you lest we forget. How can it be that Disney – which predominantly babysits and raises the daughters of Americans – enjoys programming rebellion against parents? The general plot for many Disney Princess movies is to rebel against the parents near the start of the movie, do what thou wilt throughout the middle of the movie on some adventure, and then everything ends up great at the end.

I wish we had a nation of good Princesses. Take a look around you America. Would you honestly describe this as a nation of honorable Princesses? Hardly. I see a nation of women who don’t know a lick of scripture, are rebellious against parents and are rebellious against good men. I can testify of it many times over.

There is much more to know about the Disney agenda. I don’t want to overwhelm in one article. I’ll write much more about this coming up. Many more dark secrets from Disney to come here. Some more shocking that what has already been described.

A Call to Action

A call to action. Get creative on removing Disney programming from your children as best you can. Replace it with something productive. Reverse the curse.

27 Dec

Bearing False Witness on Social Media

Bear False Witness

I want to dive in deeper into the topic of bearing false witness. I am seeing this particular commandment frequently and passionately violated in today’s social media culture. Bearing false witness is of course one of the original Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20 …

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Exodus 20:16 (KJV)

Let us study 3 key words in this commandment. Those 3 words being “bear false witness”. We have the bear word which in this case does not mean a large fuzzy animal found in the woods. This means the Hebrew word “anah” (pronounced aw-naw). This word means “to respond, speak, sing, shout, testify, or announce”. Then we have the false word. The Hebrew corresponding phrase there is “sheqer” meaning “untruth, deceit, lying, wrongful”. Finally we have witness. This is the Hebrew word “ayd” which means “testimony – specifically a recorder”.

Today we communicate via social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to record ourselves “speaking out” on a variety of topics. But are all of our passionate social media posts 100% accurate? I can’t even endorse my own posts as 100% accurate all the time and I am very cognizant of bearing false witness. I certainly can’t endorse everyone else’s social media posts as true. It is in the inaccuracy percentage we identify the sheqer aka untruth.

Herein lies (pun intended) the main issue. So very few of us are witnesses to anything truly juicy on a national or world scene. I am witnessing so many witnesses whom aren’t even witnesses! This is not just about the impeachment of a President. This is about everything. This is me airing grievances on grievances being aired that were never witnessed first hand by the grieved. I’m a bit late for Festivus (a Seinfeld joke) but I’m compelled to air my grievances to you on this truly terrible trend. Why? Because people are bearing false witness far too casually and often.

If you witnessed a shocking event then that is different. In that case you are a true witness. Speak on what you have seen when appropriate to do so. However to call this person “a thief” or that person “a racist” or this person “a crook” from behind your iPhone just because you heard it through the grapevine or on television is a very dangerous thing. This is certainly not a thing we should be doing as Christians. I am telling you plainly you will be judged for this. It is written you will be judged for this. Not necessarily because of the times you got it right. You will be judged for the times you got it wrong

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Matthew 12:36 (KJV)

And also this …

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Mark 10:18 (KJV)

Now if Jesus himself said in scripture “don’t even call me good … only call God good” I feel we need to really reflect on this. We need to take a step back and evaluate our own harsh convictions of our brothers and sisters that we likely have never met or know behind closed doors. You very well likely have enemies and they very well be the most wicked folks on the earth – but you should want your enemy saved. I do realize how challenging that mentality can be to achieve. It takes practice and mental discipline. This is a prime opportunity for improvement. This is advanced Christianity.

I really try not to be a political person (as daunting a challenge as that can be in today’s world). I do want to say this one thing about the current political landscape in the United States. American citizens bearing false witness against the current President is far more damaging to America than any malicious action by any foreign national (aka “the Russians”). There are many policies passed by many US Presidents that I don’t agree with. However I am warning against bearing blatant false witness against any President or any Politician or any Celebrity or any person! Respect is hard when you really don’t want to respect the other person. That is exactly when respect is most needed. Again this is advanced Christianity. I encourage you to read 1 Samuel 24 as an example of respect for a political opponent in the Bible. In 1 Samuel 24 I speak of King David’s respect for King Saul.

The purity of your witnessing ability relies heavily on trust. If you witnessed an event first hand then you must trust your own eyes and ears to be a credible witness of the truth. If you believe slung dirt about a Politician on a news television channel then you are entrusting that news television channel as a credible witness. Especially if you decide to endorse and spread this dirt unto the eyes and ears of others. I would highly caution against this. All television channels and newspapers are comprised of humans. Humans have agendas. Agendas can easily be not to tell the truth. Even as I write this very message I encourage you to test everything I write with further due diligence for fear I error!

In the mean time, look at how your brothers and sisters bear false witness in real time. Not every tweet you see is bearing false witness – but now that I have mentioned it – can you identify bearing false witness when you see it? Here are some places to look for examples …