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					Forbidden Book
  Symposium
  February 27, 2009
     Joel Lampe
Let‟s Start With One of Our Own
    for taking weapons out of the
 “I’m
 hand’s of the people…
Let‟s Start With One of Our Own
 Let’s   Start With The Typewriter.”

           Frank Lloyd Wright
The Foundation of This Symposium

   "Unless I am convinced by the testimonies of the Holy
    Scriptures or evident reason - for I believe neither in the
    Pope nor councils alone, since it has been established
    that they have often erred and contradicted themselves -
    I am bound by the Scriptures adduced by me, and my
    conscience has been taken captive by the Word of God,
    and I am neither able nor willing to recant, since it is
    neither safe nor right to act against conscience. HERE I
    STAND! God help me. Amen!"

   April 17, 1521, Diet of Worms
   Who?
Martin Luther
Let‟s Go Back In Time
God‟s Providential Hand Does Not
Exist Only In The Events of the Bible
   All of History & All of the Universe is…
His   Story
The 586 Effect
   The Destruction of the First Temple Had a
    Worldwide Ripple Effect
   What Do I Mean?
       Let’s Examine
Little Geography 101
Absence of God / Pursuit by Man
   The Destruction of Jerusalem / The Mega
    City of Religion Did Not Stop The Pursuit of
    Wisdom
   To Understand This -- We Have To Know
    Our His Story
   3 Men 3 Different Places All Alive At The
    Exact Same Time
Let‟s Say „Howdy Hey
How Are You?‟
   To the “Fab 5” & The Famous 3
   5 That Will Change The World
The “Fab 5”
   Buddha (1)
   Confucius (2)
   Ezra
   Nehemiah
   Socrates (3)
Man vs God
   Buddha, Confucius, & Socrates All Shared
    The Same Ideology
   Philosophy
Philosophy
   noun, plural -phies. 1.the rational
    investigation of the truths and principles of
    being, knowledge, or conduct.
   Understood as Morality
Socrates, Buddha, Confucius
   Shared A Couple Themes
       Impossible To Have Laws & Expect Humans To
        Follow Them
       Impossible To Have Free Will & Be Moral
       Free Will Disrupted Happiness
       Happiness Exposes Ignorance
       Ignorance is Unhappiness
       Ignorance is Immorality
Buddha / India
   Born 500 BC
   Died 420 to 410 BC
   Never Wrote
   Teachings Passed Down
    Orally
   The Buddhist Bible
       Anyone Know the Name
Tripitaka
   Tripitaka – The Buddhist Bible Written 400
    Years After His Death
       2 Doctrines of Teaching
            The Middle Way
            Enlightenment
The Middle Way
   The Path Away From Self Indulgence
       Buddha Didn’t Eat or Drink Except for 1 Leaf or 1
        Nut a Day
       Almost Drowned From Being Famished
       After This Time He’s Abandoned By His 4
        Closest Companions and Considered Un-
        Disciplined
       Meditates For 49 Days & Discovers
        Enlightenment
“Enlightenment”
   What is Enlightenment?
   Hint
       What is the Nature & Cause of Human Suffering?
Ignorance
   Enlightenment - Being Rescued From “Ignorance”
       Thru the Noble Eight Fold Path
            right understanding
            right thought
            right speech
            right action
            right livelihood
            right effort
            right mindfulness, &
            right concentration
   Only Way To PariNirvana
       The Reward For Achieving Enlightenment
250 BC
   3rd Buddhist Council Establishes Alexandria
    as the Base of Operation in the Near East
The Silk Highways Are The Roads
Confucius
The System / Religion? Of the Far East
   530 BC to 460
   Philosopher
       Taught The System of
        5 Values
            Moral
            Social
            Political
            Philosophical
            Quasi-Religious
               Human Nature & Its Role in the Cosmos
Not A Religion
“Confucianism”
   Before One Can Govern Others One Must Govern
    Himself
   Anti-Legalist
   Various Levels of Honesty
       With Oneself
       With Others
       With the Cosmos
   7 Themes
7 Themes
   Ritual
        Politeness (Silver Rule)
   Relationships
        Social Harmony
   Filial Piety
        Respect of Parents
   Loyalty
        To Family, Friends, Spouse over Rulers
   The Gentleman
        Strive to Be a Saint, Scholar & Man
   Failure To Deal With Reality ***
        Without Punishment – People Are Afraid to Move Hand or Foot
   Humanity
        Deal With Others As You Want Dealt With
Socrates 470 – 399 BC
   Arrived On The Heels Of Defeat By The
    Spartans in the Peloponnesian War
   Great Warrior / Army Officer
       Disciplined Soldier / Known For Valor
       Never Left His Post & Revered As a Warrior
   Opposed “Might Makes Right”
   Taught Lived By 4 Paradoxes
The 4 Paradoxes ***
   No One Desires Evil
   No One Does Wrong Knowingly
   All Virtue is Knowledge
   Virtue is Morality

   This Is The Socratic Movement
       If / Then Statements That Argue Till A Point Can
        No Longer Be Argued
Supporter of the Mystery Religion
   According to Plato
       Socrates Supported the Mystery Religion
       Religious Laws That Govern Men to Make the
        God or gods? Moral.
       Argued Against Multi-gods
Morality
   “How Am I Expected To Be Moral When
    The More Ignorant Than I Rule Over Me?”
Thinking It Out
   If Then Statements
His Statements
   If I Cannot Govern Myself Then Others
    Cannot Govern Themselves
   If One Cannot Govern Himself Then One
    Cannot Govern Me

    HOLD THIS THOUGHT HERE ON OUT
Preferred Moral Smart
Thinkers To Rule
   Believed the Corruption of the Populous
    Was Caused By the Desire To Be Wealthy
    Instead of Moral
   If You’re a Good Politician You’re A Good
    Liar
   Grew Tired of Corruption And Being
    Governed by Fools
Where He Gained Enemies
   Refused to Practice Homosexuality
   Did Not Believe in the Olympic gods.
       Believed in Only One Supreme God
       Argued That Freedom of the Will Is Immorality
Where He Faced His Death
   Strong Dislike For Democracy
   Accepting of the Thirty Tyrants 404 BC
       30 Wealthy Smart Men
       Not Capable of Corruption
       Didn’t Have To Be Governed By Fools
       Spoke About God in Singular and Rejected the
        Parthenon Exposing Their Weaknesses and
        Faults
       Exposed the goddesses Immorality / Ignorance
The 3 Concluded
   Through a series of If / Then statements all
    concluded
   If Wisdom Then There is Nothing
    God / Jesus / Holy Spirit & Their
           Accepted “Names”

 God is Knowledge
 Jesus is Wisdom
 Holy Spirit is Understanding
Back To Socrates
Asked You To Hold This Thought

   If I Cannot Govern Myself Then Others
    Cannot Govern Themselves
   If One Cannot Govern Himself Then One
    Cannot Govern Me
       All Men Are Corrupt
       In Paul’s Day. They Knew & Believed Man Was
        Corrupt
Acts 17:11 & 12
   11 - These were more noble than those in
    Thessalonica, in that they received the
    Word with all readiness of mind, and
    searched the scriptures daily, whether
    those things (which Paul was teaching
    were so.)
    12 - Therefore many of them believed; also
    of honorable women which were Greeks,
    and of men, not a few.
          God‟s Providential Hand on
               HIS STORY
   God – Preparing the Table For the Saving
    and Healing Message of Jesus Christ
    Alone
   Preparing the Way For
       The Resurrected Jesus
       Paul to Asia Minor & Greece
       Thomas To India
       Mark To Alexandria
As In Paul‟s Day As Was In Luther‟s
        Day As In Our Day
   Man Is Corrupt
   So Much Man-Made Doctrine & Not
    Scripture Doctrine. Either Luther is Right or
    He’s Not
      The Foundation of This Symposium in
               Today‟s Context

   "Unless I am convinced by the testimonies
    of the Holy Scriptures or evident reason -
    for I believe neither in the Pastors,
    Obama, The Trillion Dollar Bailout, nor
    councils alone, since it has been
    established that they have often erred and
    contradicted themselves -
       The Foundation of This Symposium in
                Today‟s Context

   I am bound by the Scriptures adduced by
    me, and my conscience has been taken
    captive by the Word of God, and I am
    neither able nor willing to recant, since it is
    neither safe nor right to act against
    conscience. HERE I STAND! God help
    me. Amen"
He Chose You
   He Chose You For Himself
   He Did Not Choose You For Somebody Else
   He Chose You To Trust Him, He Chose You To
    Seek The Faith of Jesus
   He Chose You To Shout Out! Scripture is My
    Authority, My Conscience is My Guide – Here I
    STAND – GOD ALONE - HELP ME!
   AMEN – It Is Finished.
          Dr. Craig Lampe‟s & My
         Prayer Today For You & Us
   God sent His Son - they called Him Jesus,
    He came to love, heal and forgive;
    He lived and died to buy my pardon,
    An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.
   Chorus:
    Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
    Because He lives all fear is gone;
    Because I know He holds the future
    And life is worth the living just because He lives.
Thank You

				
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