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Poinium Cherem

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Poinium Cherem

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...Earth, somewhere around 3000 AD...

I had never actually seen a Bible. We have been taught that there were billions of them before the apocalypse. They have not been necessary since Jesus and his martyred priests have lived amongst us for a thousand years...but now they are being distributed again. We have not known sin. It has been subdued in the presence of our Lord. No one questions authority here. And no one questions truth. We have peace. We have tranquility. I believe we are happy like this. But now we hear stories...of the old worlds. The time has arrived when that old serpent they once called the Devil will be let loose from his chains for a short season. We are to be tested, hence, the Bibles.

When I got my Bible I also received a small booklet and a recording. They say it has music on it recorded during the last days of the old world. We have been told that a sorcerous kind of music infested this world and poisoned everything it touched with immorality and perversion. When I inquired as to why some of this music was being given to us I was told a story about death. A dying man will often repent of his wickedness when he knows his death is imminent. Then, in his suffering, he will lose his love for the lies he has followed and, in repentance, speak great truth as to how he arrived at his condition. I am told that this music we have been given is the dying word of a dying civilization as told by one who not only knew it was dying but, more importantly, he knew why. It was called...


"Present-day believers in an absolute truth identified with virtue and justice are neither willing nor desirable companions for the defenders of social justice." -- United Nations, Division for Social Policy

PROVERBS 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

CHORALE...What Should Not Be

Sidney Allen Johnson

Truth is not duplicity
Faith is not equality
Love is not perversity
This world just should not be...

2 THESSALONIANS 2: 6: 5-12:  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

I am certain nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after the mirage of social justice. -- Friedrich A. Hayek

"Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions." -Aristotle

DESTROYER (I, Lucifer pt.1)

Sidney Allen Johnson

One man has more than he needs
While another man doesn't have enough to eat
It must be greed
Take the rich man and make him poor
Revenge is justice...even the score
I make war with every tradition
Damn the law...I bring sedition

I Destroy
Every thing you see
It doesn't mean a thing to me
'Cause I, I Destroy
I Destroy

Justify your sins I do
No one separates me from you
No one
Flattering you was just seduction
Believing the lies...
That's YOUR corruption
Easily done
You work for me, you always will
You'll kill for me, or you'll be killed

I Destroy All you wish you had
I hope to God it drives you mad
'Cause I, I Destroy
I Destroy

I would Never trust you...

I Destroy your selfish piety
You won't admit you've been deceived by me
'Cause I, I Destroy

PHILIPPIANS 1:29: For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

PHILIPPIANS 1:20-21: According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

MATTHEW 5: 10-12: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Sidney Allen Johnson

I have got this feeling your luck is not too good
Things are going sour exactly as they should
Fantastic is the process that's dragging us all down
Ecstatic is our adversary underneath his crown

Morality has faded before our very eyes
Truth is not a virtue when it contradicts your rights
Just as it was told two thousand years ago
wrongs have been made rights...has God been overthrown?

PSALM 37: Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

This is just a test for your eternal life
Be very sure you see whose hand is on the knife
Duplicitous words have sliced you to your core
When evil greets you face to face...dare you ask for more?

PROVERBS 17:13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

EPHESIANS 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

1 PETER 5: 8-9: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

But all human efforts, all the lavish gifts of the emperor, and the propitiations of the gods, did not banish the sinister belief that the conflagration was the result of an order. Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called 'Chrestians' by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilate, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their center and become popular. Accordingly, an arrest was first made of all who pleaded guilty; then, upon their information, an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind. Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths. Covered with the skins of beasts, they were torn by dogs and perished, or were nailed to crosses, or were doomed to the flames and burnt, to serve as a nightly illumination, when daylight had expired.

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.

Then Apollyon broke out into a grievous rage saying, "I am an enemy to this Prince; I hate His person, His laws, and people; I am come out on purpose to withstand thee." --Pilgrims Progress


Sidney Allen Johnson

I see weakness behind your eyes
Christian...come to me
I'm your enemy, I hate your lies
Your faith is absurdity
I can't stand it and I won't have it
Your debt to me accrues
I swear your soul by the hand of death
I'll make my slave of you

I, despise you
I, defy You
I, despise You
I, devise your demise

I'm your power, You are my subject
All that you own is mine
Say I'm God and say I'm perfect
Or yours shall surely die
If you know what's best, you won't protest
I can eat the likes of you
All that you love I hold in my hands
And I'll take it all from you

You should consider when your blood is cold
Who will deliver thee?
I've put many to a shameful death
This too you will see
I don't want you and I don't need you
Tolerance...that ain't me
On your knees like the other fools
Call it equality

I, despise you
I, defy you
I, despise you
I, deny you
I, despise you
I, devise your demise

"From the moment that art ceases to be food that feeds the best minds, the artist can use his talents to perform all the tricks of the intellectual charlatan. Most people can today no longer expect to receive consolation and exaltation from art. The 'refined,' the rich, the professional 'do-nothings', the distillers of quintessence desire only the peculiar, the sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art." -- Pablo Picasso 1952

"Music directly represents the passions of the soul. If one listens to the wrong kind of music, he will become the wrong kind of person." ~Aristotle

"Our music was once divided into its proper forms...It was not permitted to exchange the melodic styles of these established forms and others. Knowledge and informed judgment penalized disobedience. There were no whistles, unmusical mob-noises, or clapping for applause. The rule was to listen silently and learn; boys, teachers, and the crowd were kept in order by threat of the stick. . . . But later, an unmusical anarchy was led by poets who had natural talent, but were ignorant of the laws of music...Through foolishness they deceived themselves into thinking that there was no right or wrong way in music, that it was to be judged good or bad by the pleasure it gave. By their works and their theories they infected the masses with the presumption to think themselves adequate judges. So our theatres, once silent, grew vocal, and aristocracy of music gave way to a pernicious theatrocracy...the criterion was not music, but a reputation for promiscuous cleverness and a spirit of law-breaking." -- Plato (The Republic)

"Politics is the highest, most comprehensive art there is, and we who shape modern German policy feel ourselves to be artists . . . the task of art and the artist [being] to form, to give shape, to remove the diseased and create freedom for the healthy.” --Joseph Goebbels

"Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman." - Guillaume Apollinaire

EZEKIEL 28:13  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

I, LUCIFER: Reel em' in fiends...we've set the hook!


Sidney Allen Johnson

I am an artist
Deceiver of your eyes
The colors on my canvases will leave you hypnotized
I am a flavor
The tempter of your taste
I can make you crave my potions til your body aches 'cause...

I am a liar, Hell's amplifier
I'll make you compromise
And then I'll watch you die!
I am a liar, a mystifier
Come inside, let mischief be your guide...

I am an artist
A poet full of lies
My phrases bring a comfort that will leave you paralyzed
I am a schemer
Invested in your fate
Illusion is my venom, now feel it penetrate 'cause...

I am a liar, Hell's amplifier
I'll make you compromise
And then I'll watch you die!
I am a liar, a mystifier
Come explore my filthy little whores

Do it 'cause it feels good...but pleasure isn't love
Eat it 'cause it tastes good...poison always does
Crave it 'cause it looks good...your lust will do you in
Trust me 'cause it sounds good...I'll drag you down in sin

I am an artist
An orchestra of of lies
The soundtrack of a thousand nightmares that terrorize
I am a minstrel
The piper of your tune
A philanthropic harvester that leads you to your doom 'cause...

I am a liar, Hell's amplifier
I'll make you compromise
And then I'll watch you die!
I am a liar, a mystifier
Climb aboard and claim your just reward

Do it 'cause it feels good...but pleasure isn't love
Eat it 'cause it tastes good...poison always does
Crave it 'cause it looks good...your lust will do you in
Trust me 'cause it sounds good... I'll drown you in your sin

2 Peter 3: 3-4: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

"Evolution is unproved and improvable, we believe it because the only alternative is special creation, which is unthinkable." --Sir Arthur Keith, Physical Anthropologist

"I do not want to believe in God. Therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation arising to evolution." -- Dr. George Wald, Nobel Prize Winner and professor emeritus of biology at Harvard University.

"Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a Phantasy." -- Charles Darwin in a letter to Charles Lyell.


Sidney Allen Johnson

What is old is new again
Replanted from within
Just regale, an old tale
And the lie again prevails

All things are as they were
Evolution is confirmed
Never born...uniform
Mother Earth is old and worn

Hocus, Pocus, Hokum
See your culture broken

Big Bang and it was done
Born from oblivion?
No Divine, no design
No sign of a master-mind

From the trees you escaped
A descendant of the apes
Full of hate...reprobate
Just a random chance of fate

It's the lie to end all lies...which itself, is a lie!

Educate the chains that bind
Indoctrination for the blind
Redefine, then malign
Cast aside your Divine

This Devil has his day
Pseudo-science...a charade
Man-made, Masquerade
See the Godless on crusade

He who believes in nothing will fall for anything

JOHN 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

LEVITICUS 19: 31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

1 JOHN 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 CORINTHIANS 11: 13-14 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

"Whatever the math does on paper, the quantum stuff does in the outside world." --Nick Herbert, 'Quantum Reality'

"Quantum theory describes the world perfectly...so perfectly that its symbolic, mathematical predictions always prevail over physical insight and so called 'common sense'. The equivalence between quantum symbolism and universal reality must be more than an oddity - in fact it clearly implies that quantum symbolism is the nature of reality." -- Ross Rhodes, 'A World With A View'

"Scientism is the act of seeing in science what is not there. It is an act of faith that elevates, nay makes divine, the authority of science to bolster the aims of its acolytes." --Jonah Goldberg


Sidney Allen Johnson

What makes a liar, don't make a lie
Another piece of fortune left to pass you by
I'll make you certain there's another side
There are so many faces the gods have deified

All roads
Take you to Heaven
All roads
Just do the math
All roads
Take you to Heaven
Let me show you another path

Miss your loved ones? Well, I've known them all
The dead can talk to you and I'll help you place that call
Just a dash of magick and a demon's brew
You'll be fascinated by what your talkin' to

Two plus two is five, on this I'll build your lies
In a fourth dimension even math is compromised
In pursuit of science, you disregard the law
Space-time is a geometric flaw

Einstein's computations...Kepler's machinations
Your quantum calculations are just an incantation!

All Roads
Send you to Hell
All Roads
I paved them well
All Roads
Send you to Hell
Send you to Hell

LEVITICUS 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

LEVITICUS 20: 13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

ISAIAH 3: 8-9 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

ROMANS 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

“Being queer is more than setting up house, sleeping with a person of the same gender, and seeking state approval for doing so. . . . Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family, and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society. . . . We must keep our eyes on the goal . . . of radically reordering society’s views of reality.” -- Paula Ettelbrick -LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund

"We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us."  -- Michael Swift "The Gay Manifesto"  a satire? or a call to arms?


Sidney Allen Johnson

Seething, Seething, Seething with rage
Seething, Seething, Seething with hate
Seething, Seething, Seething with rage
Seething, your seething, your seething with lust for a lie

Everybodys got an axe to grind, Homosexual speak your mind
Fill your screams with "equal rights" and turn the truth into a lie
Lesbians kiss at the school prom and little Suzy's got two moms
The uncorruptible is made corrupt, so don't be shocked by what erupts

Biologically are you a slave?
Or just ashamed of the choice you made?
A self-loathing parade of pride, a bearded man is called a bride
You play the victim of false oppression, It justifies your ill obsession
A vile affection against nature glorifies a wicked creature


Infiltrate the schools and churches 'cause pedophilia serves your purpose
Seduce the brats 'cause they trust ya, and soon enough they'll be one of ya
You claim "equality" is your mission but what you really want is my submission
No matter what you say or do...you had a choice and you did choose

JONAH 3: 3-5  So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

JONAH 4: 1-2 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

...about 70 years later, repentance was forgotten and the wickedness returned. A new generation was visited by prophets...this time they didn't listen...

NAHUM 3: 4-7 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?

Can this world repent one more time? Or is it determined to collect from from God all that it is owed?


Sidney Allen Johnson

Something precious is cast aside because you're insatiable
Deception turns to lies and yes...you're susceptible
Be it lust, fortune or fame. You'll find it irresistible
In truth, they're all the same. Your death is equitable
Arrogance! You question God...call him disposable
In your mirror you'll find the fraud.
And yes...you're accountable

Pride divides you, with Chains that bind you
Lose your vanity!
Envy corrals you, Its power devours you
Humbled for all to see!
You worship the work of your own hands
Now you'll come to know!
As you gave, you'll get to make your own

A thief is ashamed when he's found, his guilt unquestionable
A liar lies when he's brought down for he's abominable
In your pursuit to conquer life, you grasp the unreachable
Your godless thirst is drowned in strife, yet remains unquenchable

Something happens in time and space you'll find incredible
In this knowledge you'll find your place, God and man inseparable
His words can break your chains, are you approachable?
Or does pride keep you in your place
A slave...incorrigible
Ha ha ha ha ha....slave...

JOHN 1:1-5  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

1963 Communist Party goals entered into the United States congressional record:  #20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions. #21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. #22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms." #23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art." #24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. #25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

“For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.” - Plato

"I said I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Christopher's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads he need not care who should make the laws of a nation, and we find that most of the ancient legislators thought that they could not well reform the manners of any city without the help of a lyric, and sometimes of a dramatic poet." --Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun


Sidney Allen Johnson

In the beginning there was the word, and the word was God
His words were true, his world was good, the angels stood in awe
Iniquity has come to light and lawlessness fills our hearts
We will not follow your Holy God, we'll tear his world apart!

When we write the words, We make the world
We make the world with our words
When we write the words, we make the world
Remake the world with our words

Revolutions don't come easy, it takes a little patience
Egregious tales of false oppression supply the needed hatreds
Penetrate from within and steal institutions
Rewrite the words, redefine the truth and viva...revolution!

We write! Because the truth is malleable
We lie! Because we have a plan
We write! A truth that we find tolerable
We lie! Because we can

Let me write a nation's songs, I care not who writes the laws
Let me write a nation's songs, I'll turn their rights to wrongs

An ominous inscription was found in the destruction of Pompeii, reading in Latin letters “POINIUM CHEREM." Cherem  meaning 'excommunication' or 'destruction' in Hebrew. Or perhaps more accurately: purification through annihilation. Poinium can be recognized as the Greek poine, which is similar in meaning to the Latin poena. Which means 'punishment.' The inscription found on the home of a baker is believed to be one of the first expressions of Christianity found outside the Middle East. It is believed the proprieter may have been convinced that the impending destruction of the city was a reward for its promiscuous reputation as well as for Rome's destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.

The word cherem is a Hebrew word that is translated as 'devoted to God for destruction.' In the context of the book of Joshua, the first city conquered, Jericho, was annihilated. All life present in the city was destroyed. Every man, woman and child (yes, deal with it) was put to the sword. Even the livestock was not spared. The city and everything in it was burned to the ground. Only  gold, silver and bronze was taken to be melted and placed into the treasury. The Bible indicates that the destruction authorized for delivery to Jericho and the various inhabitants of Canaan was  because of their particular sins (Leviticus 18), and not any sort of ethnic genocide. A Divine judgement of this magnitude is required to use the word cherem. Both the judgement of Noah's day and Mystery Babylon's one hour eradication appear to fit nicely into the concept of cherem as Divine purification.

...And now, as has happened many times throughout history, we come to the point in our presentation known as...The Last Warning...


Sidney Allen Johnson

HEBREWS 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Accursed is your name
You forget yourself and forget from where you came
Your transgressions have climbed to Heaven's door
Now they bring death to your shores

Deify your wisdom, Deify yourselves
On desire, you build your fires
Justify your sin, Justify your death
Judgement ensues...its fires upon you

Has burned your heart black
Your mirrors stare at egomaniacs
You legitimize and reap what you have sewn
What you've condoned...by it you are owned!

Tolerance for evil, intolerance for truth
Desecrate, contaminate
With disgust you ridicule the just
You're devious, you're damned and hideous!

Cherem! For mockery
Cherem! And profanity
Cherem! you will reap
Eradication of your seed...

HEBREWS 10: 26-27 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.


JOSHUA 6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

Because your loves are the loves of Sodom
Everything you love
Is spoiled and rotten
Because your lies are the poisons of dragons
You believe everyone...and follow anyone!

A fantasy you made...and you made it bad
Promote deception
Lose your perception
To Heaven belongs vengeance
We'll have your hides
Poisoned by your pride this is where you died!

Cherem! For mockery
Cherem! And profanity
Cherem! No amnesty
Cherem! For blasphemy
Cherem! On your knees
Cherem! For treachery
Cherem! You will reap
Eradication of your seed...

LUKE 18: 7-8 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Now shut up the words and silence the music until the thousand years of peace have ended. In those days the dragon called Satan shall again be loosened to tempt the nations. Let those who rejoice in the Lord again proclaim the words Poinium Cherem. For when the son of man returned, though he found rejection...he did also find faith...Amen.

FINALE...What Could Not Be

Sidney Allen Johnson

Truth is not duplicity
Faith is not equality
Love is not perversity
This world just could not be...

6:4 aesoH
6:4 aesoH
6:4 aesoH

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” --George Orwell


We've all done it. We have all destroyed something we created because, in some way, it disappointed us. Either we hit the delete button on something we wrote or tossed into the trash something that fell short of our expectations. Yet many of you who have made it this far into the presentation at hand are recoiling in horror at what has just transpired. I have told a tale of another creator who would exercise his right to destroy his creation. This creator, of course, is YOUR creator...God.

How can you deny to God a right that you exercise freely yourself? Does a creation dictate to its creator? Does the created tell its creator "it is YOU who made me like this?" Who is qualified to sit in judgement of God? Without the life and intellect bestowed upon you by your creator you do not have the foundation to build an ethical charge that can stand. The arrogance of created beings that conspire against their creator, even to denounce his creation, is absurd. Since God is the creator of all life, as well as all that sustains it, who can tell him what he can or cannot do with his creation? Yet we see it every day from hypocritical created beings who delete their own creations and proclaim themselves right and just to do so. Do not artists constantly proclaim their proprietary rights to their art?

Can it not be argued that the people who inhabit the world described in this story are owed the punishment delivered to them? They spit at God and hold his name and his words in contempt. They mock him and his worshipers as they set themselves up as examples of virtue and tolerance. They champion the most egregious atrocities such as homosexuality and child sacrifice (antiseptically labeled as abortion) as examples of an evolving progressive morality. If death is the earned wages of sin, is God at fault for destroying a creation that clearly has proclaimed sin as not only a right but an entitlement? Certainly not.

Those who would bring accusations against God or his followers clearly have no sense of their own sinfulness or disobedience in the eyes of their creator. They are to be pitied. It is the charge of the great commission to "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." However it is not the responsibility of God's people to save the world or anyone in it. We can only bring the word to the people, the people have got to accept the word for themselves. If they choose to reject it, their blood is on their hands.

There are those who proudly announce that they do not believe in God. For a created being to deny he is a creation, to his creator, is quite possibly the most foolish action one could take. It looks much like that old poster I used to see of a defiant mouse raising his middle finger upwards at an eagle descending with outstretched talons ready to capture and devour him. Many people find such defiance admirable...but make no mistake...the mouse was eaten. So too will be the result of all the anti-Christian bravado proudly blasphemed against our Holy God. Ours is a merciful God, there is still an opportunity for humility and repentance to alter the time of his final judgement, but be also assured:  he will have his way with his creation...Poinium Cherem.

Sidney Allen Johnson,  June 2012


Produced, written, arranged and performed by Sidney Allen Johnson (ASCAP)
Disapproving hisses and affectionate spitting: Anita Tail
Recorded at Fallen Angel Studio, Greenville Alabama, Mystery Babylon USA
All Biblical texts are King James Translation. Interpretations and elaborations by Sidney Allen Johnson
Photography: Snazzy Snapshots by Anna

Special Thanks: Jesus Christ, Betty Ann Harrell, Carol McNeal, Christine Parastatidou at Behind The Veil webzine, Martin Popoff, Jeff Giddens, Richard Oswald, Angelica, Susanna Kate Coleman, David "The Metal Guy" Standifer (RIP) and to the "Naked Archaeologist" for inspiring the title. And to all the magazines, webzines and radio shows around the world that have taken the time to play and review Babylon Mystery Orchestra's music...

This recording, as with all Babylon Mystery Orchestra recordings, is a pure artistic creation. All statements made within are absolutely believed by the artist, with no consideration given to how these statements will be received or by whom. No benefactors, financial or otherwise, have been allowed to corrupt the purity of these artistic statements.

Also available from Babylon Mystery Orchestra:
4849 CD "Divine Right of Kings"
6473 CD "On Earth As It is In Heaven"
1381 CD "The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy of Satanic Christianity"
2468 CD "Axis Of Evil"
2730 CD "The Godless, The Godforsaken and the God Damned"

"The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it." -- Doug Larson

In memory of Albert Sidney Johnson (1932-2010)

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