THE GARDEN OF GOD
CONT., page 2
In the two writings titled The Temptation of Eve and the Deception of the Nations and Cursed Time and Blessed Time, 1920 and 1996, we have begun to understand another extremely relevant curse – the curse that came upon America in 1920. In the latter writing, we found that that curse actually originated all the way back when Abraham, the father of faith, married a Canaanite woman, whom we have already noted was under a curse. Again, let us note once again that curses are ongoing throughout the lineage of man; they were set forth at an earlier beginning for the very purpose of effecting Yahweh’s will and government through the duration of mankind. He establishes and uses these curses to effect His design and will in mankind. Men reject the presence of these curses and these type of governmental factors because they are biased, shortsighted, shallow in their reasoning, and without understanding.
It is wise to understand this curse because (1) it helps to understand the workings of Yahweh, as well as the scheme of Satan. Likewise, (2) it gives us the understanding so that we may look to Yahweh to deliver us from this curse, as well as the understanding to turn away from its workings: women ceasing to work outside the home or vote or wear pants, the latter in more ways than the natural, and to find the protection Yahweh affords that is concluded in the original curse of the woman – “yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you” (Genesis 3:16).
Furthermore, it should cause us to turn away from the Curse of 1920 wherein Satan brought us the jazz music that was the beginning of a music trend that has led our nation into rebellion and death. Understanding this two-pronged Curse of 1920 (this conclusion of there being two prongs was drawn in November, 2005; but subsequently, the third prong was seen as addressed in the book, The Curse of 1920—abortion and euthanasia) exposes what Satan has done, and gives us the understanding to see and with resolve to turn from his works. This we do lest we become a part of his plans. As we read in Revelation 18:4-5, we come out of those things so that we may not participate in them and receive the plagues that go with them. Being not “ignorant of his schemes,” as Paul wrote, is an important part of turning from Satan and defeating him. He is the world’s best deceiver, in fact he deceives the entire world (Revelation 12:9), and we need to be wise and have insight.
We are now going to explore further this curse of 1920 in the hopes of gaining what was just said: (1) further understanding of Yahweh and His ways and His works, and (2) the hope of seeing Satan defeated and his works come to an end. Who would object to seeing the curse of 1920, or even the curse from the original Garden, reversed? In both cases Satan has been involved, and in both cases he has sought to effect the disruption and tearing down of Yahweh’s government, or effecting lawlessness. And in both cases, the government that he sought to disrupt was the government of the home – causing the woman to leave her place, and getting the man to accept it, and as well to lead the children into rebellion and vices.
Quite simply, that which took place in the original Garden was a foreshadowing, a pattern, of what would take place in the kingdom of God, both at the heavenly level of the church, as well as at the nations level in America. This is precisely the pattern we find in the curse of 1920. Let us note once again the common events of the original fall in the Garden of God, and the fall of the kingdom or Garden of God at the nations level, or America, in 1920.
Just as Satan came to the woman in the original Garden and tempted and deceived her into thinking that eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil would be a good and pleasing thing – “the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise” – so Satan likewise came to women in America and began to lead them into sinning against Yahweh and their husbands, both attacking and altering the government of the family. In 1920 the women of America ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil by effecting the passage of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments of the Constitution of the United States. This marked the legal departure of the woman from her place in the home and the beginning of the undoing of the family and society, which had an explosive beginning in 1920, and as we see so clearly evidenced today.
But let us look even further at the common pattern of both of these Garden temptations. Even as Satan came to the woman to deceive her and cause her to sin, whereupon the woman gave the forbidden fruit to the man, likewise Satan came to the women of America and tempted them to sin, and those rebellious ideas were passed along to the men to accept, which they have done. Once again the guilt is evident – “you have listened to the voice of your wife,” which Yahweh spoke to Adam. But there is more to this than what we have thus far seen.
The four elements of the Garden per the fall were – the woman, the man, the forbidden tree, and Satan. Thus far we have noted that the women of America are in the place of Eve, and that the men of America are in the place of Adam. The forbidden fruit is the idea that the woman is equal to her husband and has equal governmental rights to him, when in fact he is to be her head and rule over her. The woman’s right to vote was the national legal point wherein women rejected the family government of Yahweh and chose rather to be equal to their husbands.
But there is another part of this that we have yet to see, and that is the way in which Satan appeared to the woman and deceived her. In the original Garden, Satan did not come as a manifestation of his own true appearance, but he came through another, one of Yahweh’s own creations, and that was the serpent. We have noted that Yahweh does all things governmentally, and the temptation of the women of America was no exception. Even as Satan used an earthly creation to tempt the first woman, likewise he used an earthly creation to tempt the women of America, and this earthly creation had the perfect legal identity for him.
We have already noted in the writing The Signs That Cause Belief, page 4, that there is one continent on this earth that bears the image of Satan, upon which Yahweh “engraved an engraving” of him. That continent is the continent of Africa. We also noted in that writing that “Africa” means “snake kingdom.” Thus, even as Satan used the serpent to tempt the woman to sin in the original Garden, in a perfect repeat of that original fall he once again used a serpent to cause the women of America to sin. These were the people of Africa, the “serpent kingdom,” upon which is his own engraving.
As pointed out in the previous two writings, women of America did not just wake up one morning and decide that they wanted to be equal to their husbands and vote. No, this pursuit was a process, one in which its beginnings were quite innocent and even had the appearance of good will (which is often Satan’s argument).
Let us retrace the women’s rights movement. Today, that movement has produced such ill effects as the confusion of the sexes and the false and misplaced attitude of equal rights. This has fostered such misplaced ideas as women’s work rights, which directly produced the horrors of abortion rights, and has led to the rights of homosexuality, and now even the rights to have legal same-sex marriages.
The idea of an equal place in society for women was fostered by the traumas of World War II and World War I. World War I had a direct effect in bringing about the passage of the two ill amendments of the Constitution of the United States – the Eighteenth and the Nineteenth Amendments.
But going back even further, we find that the idea of equal voting rights for women was preceded by women’s activism concerning the ill effects of alcoholism among men (a problem particularly evidenced during the years leading up to the Civil War). Women began to speak out about those ills, first privately among themselves, then publicly. But going back even before this, there was one issue that began all of this activism, and that was the abolition of slavery.
Women’s activism, even the women’s rights movement, had its earliest beginning in the abolition of slavery. It was here that women first began this perilous course of a very active role in social issues outside the home.
To provide you just one taste of the inseparable role that abolition played in beginning the women’s rights movement, we will turn to a very unsuspecting source. While there are many sources of information on this inseparable relationship, we refer to this one because of its conciseness and its supposed lack of bias. On the other hand, this material actually shows the great extent wherein this dogma of women’s rights has so freely spread. Our source here is the National Parks Service web site at http://www.nps.gov/wori/ugrrexhibit.htm .
Under the title Underground Railroad Connections with the First Women's Rights Convention, we read the following summary:
The five women organizers of the First Women’s Rights Convention were all self-identified abolitionists. They were either married to prominent abolitionist leaders or worked in leadership roles of female anti-slavery societies. The national leaders and philosophers of the abolition movement were their personal friends.
All of the organizers had knowledge of the Underground Railroad. This exhibit explores the connections between the Underground Railroad and the lives of these women abolitionists. It provides a greater understanding of why they would tap into the Underground Railroad network to find support for the new women’s rights movement that they began in Seneca Falls.
Several sub articles follow, two of which are titled: “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Underground Railroad” and “The Underground Railroad and the Women’s Rights Convention.” In the former of these two articles, we read:
In July of 1848, Stanton called on Quaker sisters in abolition to host a first-ever convention for women’s rights. Many organizers had strong personal connections to the New York Anti-Slavery Society, Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society.
Years later, Stanton recognized the important connection between abolition and women’s rights in a speech before the American Anti-Slavery Society:
Yes, this is the only organization on God’s footstool where the humanity of woman is recognized, and these are the only men who have ever echoed back her cries for justice and equality…. the mission of the Radical Anti-Slavery Movement is not to the African slave alone, but to the slaves of custom, creed and sex, as well, and most faithfully has it done its work.
It seems rather evident that there is more than mere historical accounting provided here by the National Parks Service. From the latter of these two referenced writings, we read:
On July 9, 1848 Jane Hunt, Mary Ann M’Clintock, Martha Wright, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton met in Waterloo, New York. After discussing the social position of women, the group decided to hold the First Women’s Rights Convention in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.
The organizers purposely chose familiar titles and phrases to present their radical ideas for equality to the audience. In preparing the program for the First Women’s Rights Convention, the organizers borrowed rhetoric from the movement to end slavery. The document read and discussed at the convention, “The Declaration of Sentiments,” borrowed its title from the anti-slavery movement. The organizers modeled their document after the Declaration of Independence, just as the American Anti-Slavery Society had in its 1831 founding constitution. Many key participants of the Seneca Falls Convention were seasoned abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, Amy Post, and Lucretia and James Mott.
Thus, we clearly see that the women’s rights movement had its origin in the activism of abolition. In fact, it was on the back of black suffrage that women first tried to get national women’s suffrage. In 1868 when the Fifteenth Amendment afforded black suffrage, Stanton and Anthony attempted to make the amendment a suffrage issue for all, for blacks as well as women. But in this attempt they failed, and even temporarily divided the women’s suffrage movement.
But you might object that abolition of slavery was a good thing. I will not address either the merits nor the intents of their work at that time, but only note that clearly the women’s rights movement was begun over the issue of helping liberate the black man.
The conclusions that are obvious here are not based on the emotions of a single self-serving issue, but on the whole of the events concerning America and the whole of the ways and works of Yahweh. When one examines the whole of this matter, it is clear that Satan used the issue of the slavery of the black man from Africa, the “snake kingdom,” to be the serpent that would deceive the women of America into their course of rebellion, equality, and militant tactics.
We read in Genesis 3:1 that “the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field.” You can well be assured that from its beginning, the issue of women’s rights has been packaged in a most convincing, worldly rational, and most certainly emotional argument. This is how it sells so easily and convincingly. The issue of black rights became the justification for the arguments of women’s rights. What is so wrong with women helping liberate the black man from slavery? What could be so wrong with helping stamp out alcoholism and thus save the hurting and abused wives and children? And it is the woman who is the savior of the home, and if anyone has an ability and a right to help influence and clean up government, it is the women, right? These are all emotional issues; but if you want to see the true colors of this movement, look at its ill fruits of death and destruction and moral tyranny. And we will never get rid of these ill fruits, until we get rid of the root – the Nineteenth Amendment!
Thus we see in America, the kingdom of God at the nations level, the precise elements of the original Garden of God. There was the woman, or the women of America. There was the man to whom the woman would give the forbidden fruit, or the men of America. There was the attractive tree of the knowledge of good and evil that was promised to open one’s eyes and make one wise, or the ever broadening and ever consuming idea of the women’s rights movement. And finally, there was the serpent in the tree who would begin it all – the issue of the black man from Africa, the “snake kingdom.”
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