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Moses and Jesus were in agreement but the Pharisees had it wrong. Evidently, they misused the words of Torah and altered the meaning of the text in many areas through Sophistry. Did God ever prescribe hitting women in the head with rocks as the solution for adultery?

Living Stones?

The Altars of Abraham and Moses were stones fit together without hewing those stones. Were those altars dead or living stones?


"The Hebrew word rigmah [רִגְמַת] is translated into “council”, but actually means literally “a gathering of stones”. It is from the Hebrew word Regem [רֶ֫גֶם], which is translated “friend” and is the same as ragam [רָגַם], meaning “stone”. Both words have as a common origin [רֶגֶב] regeb, “a clod” (of earth). Hebrew letters have meanings which define the words."[1]

If those original Altars were composed of living stones which were institutions for the practice of Pure Religion what did it mean to "stone" someone at the gates or against a wall in the city?


The Essenes saw animal sacrifice on altars of stone in the Torah as a metaphor for a system of personal sacrifice to and through the Church in the wilderness who provided living altars, the Levites, to serve the tents of the congregations of the people. That system of social welfare through freewill offerings permitted the binding a nation together by charity and love rather than by contract and force and the tables of rulers which are a snare. They also generally saw stoning as shunning or excluding certain people and practices from sharing in their system of public social welfare. The Essenes saw stoning, especially children and other persons including astrologers and homosexuals, etc, and even slavery as false pericopes through abuse of the Hebrew text by Sophistry.


Taking someone to court before a “council” of men or jury of your peers made up of "Living Stones" was a way of deciding Fact and Law. It was a way a free society could tend to "the weightier matters of law, judgment, mercy, and faith".[2]

There has been a concerted effort through Sophistry to keep people from understanding that the Altars of Clay and Stone were actually social structures to help keep people free in a world that seems determined to subjugate people around them, if not robbing or destroying them altogether.

Stoning did not originally mean to pick up rocks and throw them at someone to murder them. "Thou Shalt Not Kill" and "not oppressing the stranger"[3] and giving drink to the enemy were all a part of the Old Testament.

The first place we see the word stoning[4] is when Moses is talking to Pharaoh about Israel going away from Egypt to do a different kind of sacrifice[5] to God. Moses is concerned that the Egyptians will find this other form of sacrifice so opposed to their sense of ethics[6] that they would attack the people following the way of Moses and "stone" them.[7]

The Hebrew word saqal or caqal SamechKufLamed is often translated "stone". Lamed has to do with the Aspiration of the Heart which directs our actions. The Samech is a symbol of the circular symbolizing fundamental cycles or paths in life. The Kuf is the paradoxical union of a Reish and a Zayin which is associated with Service and Valor, war against or nourish and can suggest to cut or cut off, separateness. Samech is a symbol of the circular symbolizes the fundamental cycle. While the true meaning of stoning has to do with separation trough actions due to the aspiration of the Heart if emotion is driven by envy and jealousy actions may become degenerate into violence. But when God is directing us to stone someone is he suggesting murder or separation? Is it a word that is telling us to cut off someone who is going in a way or doing something that is at war with the cycle of life and righteousness?

Stoning someone was originally a metaphor in a society that would not allow or support people who undermined social virtues with sloth or neglect. If people within society were conducting themselves in a way that did not strengthen them or the society itself, there was a way of taking them before a court of their peers who would, in turn, notify the Living Stones of their charitable system of altars. This way the weak or lazy of the society would receive no more social benefits. The verdict was not about beating people to death with rocks but withdrawing support and shunning them within the imaginary walls of a free society or the banishment of an individual to live outside the gates of that community or social communion. It was a form of excommunication, by being evicted from the community and the righteous welfare system of God as if you were dead.

Those social benefits were a privilege, not a right. The people in this early form of a Republic had that right to publicly challenge the slothful and immoral behavior without violating any natural right or choice. Since their offerings to the Levites who performed the religious duties of society were freewill offerings the people individually held the purse string of the government. Their contributions to society remained Tithing In Conscience and they remained free.

Moses had originally bound the people together not by Contracts, Covenants or Constitutions but by mutual love[8] and aid. But when they decided to reject God in 1 Samuel 8 and elect a leader who could exercise authority one over the other and then the society began to seek ways to justify biting one another through compelled taxation, which were covetous practices and called foolish.

Israel took care of the needy through the freewill offerings of Corban without the Covetous Practices of the modern Benefactors of the welfare state which has been a snare that has cursed children with debt and bondage and made men Merchandise as surety for that debt .

To be banished from a community could be a death sentence. It certainly would be throwing you to the dogs of societies all around you where you would be forced into labor under the rulers of the rest of the world.

Israel originally operated by the perfect law of liberty with freewill offerings and the charity which flowed through the ministers or Levites of that church in the wilderness needed to flow freely from the moral members of society to the moral and virtuous members of that society.

Their sacrifices, even those of the Red Heifer had a purpose and value among the virtuous people of societies. While there was no shame in being poor there was no virtue in poverty. If people were to be helped they needed to meet a moral criteria of righteous behavior or go somewhere else. That left few options that did not include bondage under a master other than God the father.

Socialists hate virtue which reveals their sloth and covetousness.

The early Church actually operated much like early Israel in the tradition of a Pure Republic by way of Pure Religion. This infuriated the Pharisees who peddled the Baptism of Herod which followed the socialist's agenda of the new deal of Rome and its imperial cult.

Pharisees

Studying the Christian conflict, which has been recorded in Roman history, will show that the Modern Christians are the new Pharisees.

If Modern Christians have truly repented and believed Christ then:
Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist and Jesus and the early Church advocated a Daily ministration that was dependent on Charity only and it was not like the system of Corban of the Pharisees and Rome.
  • Do you only gather for the comfort it gives you, or do you gather to benefit others?
  • Christ came to serve, not be served. Do you desire to be served or are you coming in His name and according to His character to serve others?

If we desire His Grace but we only love those who love us then there is no Grace because it is clear we do not really believe in Him.

If we do not Repent of our Covetous Practices and are not diligently gathering together in Free Assemblies of Love for all to provide for one another in Charity according to the Perfect law of liberty then we have nothing according to Paul. According to Luke 6:32 if we only love those who love us there is no "Grace". Christ also said if you do not Forgive neither will the Father forgive you.[9]

It is not enough to hate the deeds of the workers of iniquity, but we must return to Thy first love and thy first work. To break the yoke we need to return to the ways of righteousness spoken of in Isaiah 58 which are the ways of Christ and the early Church. And His yoke is light for it is carried by our love of one another.

Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist and Christ all created Networks of charity to care for the true needy of society without force which is how they were able to help set people free. Do you gather with His Church to attend to the Weightier matters as Christ said?

  • Are you gathering in a Network of righteousness?
  • Do you come to love others or just be loved?

Early Christians found themselves in conflict with these systems of social welfare because they made the word of God to none effect. Christians had repented of their covetous nature when they received the Baptism of Christ. They heard and became Doers of the word not hearers only.

Remember Proverbs 12:24, "The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the Slothful shall be under Tribute."

We know that liberty under God is not for the covetous who are Biting one another but it is also not for the slothful. If we are not congregating together in free assemblies bound together in a broad network by faith, hope, and charity alone according to the perfect law of liberty then we are not truly seeking the Kingdom of God nor His righteousness.



"The Kingdom of God is within you (and all about you), not in buildings of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and I am there, lift a stone and you will find me." Gospel of Thomas saying 77b

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Footnotes

  1. From Section 2 of Chapter 3 Moses and the Altars of Clay and Stone of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
  2. Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
  3. Exodus 22:21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
    Exodus 23:9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
    Jeremiah 7:6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
    Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
    Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
  4. 05619 ^לקס^ caqal \@saw-kal’\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 1541} AV-stone 15, surely 2, cast 1, gather out 1, gather out stones 1, stoning 1, threw 1; 22
    1) to stone (to death), put to death by stoning
    1a) (Qal) to pelt with stones, stone to death
    1b) (Niphal) to be stoned to death
    1c) (Piel)
    1c1) to stone, pelt with stones
    1c2) to free from stones (of vineyard, highway)
    1d) (Pual) to be stoned to death
    • ^לקס^ caqal is SamechKufLamed. The Lamed has to do with the Aspiration of the Heart or to learn or even direct the actions of the heart. The Kuf is the paradoxical union Reish and a Zayin holiness or separateness. Samech is a symbol of the circular symbolizes the fundamental cycle.
  5. 02076 ^חבז^ zabach \@zaw-bakh’\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 525} AV-sacrifice 85, offer 39, kill 5, slay 5; 134
    1) to slaughter, kill, sacrifice, slaughter for sacrifice
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to slaughter for sacrifice
    1a2) to slaughter for eating
    1a3) to slaughter in divine judgment
    1b) (Piel) to sacrifice, offer sacrifice
    • ז Zayin The Service and Valor, cut and bread, war and nourish.
    • ב Beit Purpose: God Dwelling Place Below - from house or God's house here.
    • ח Chet The Life Force - Dynamic nature of live and give life.
  6. 08441 ^הבעות^ tow‘ebah \@to-ay-baw’\@ or ^הבעת^ to‘ebah \@to-ay-baw’\@ act part of 08581; n f; {See TWOT on 2530 @@ "2530a"} AV-abomination 113, abominable thing 2, abominable 2; 117
    1) a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable
    1a) in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages)
    1b) in ethical sense (of wickedness etc)
  7. Exodus 8:26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
  8. Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
    Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
    Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Matthew 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
    Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
  9. Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
    Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

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