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“I once came across a quotation defining man as ‘nothing but a complex biochemical mechanism powered by a combustion system which energizes computors with prodigious storage facilities for retaining encoded information’. Now, as a neurologist, I stand for the justification of using the computor as a model, say, for the activity of the central nervous system. It is perfectly legitimate to use such an analogy. Thus, in a certain sense the statement is valid: man is a computor. However, at the same time he is also infinitely more than a computor. The statement is erroneous only insofar as man is defined as ‘nothing but’ a computor.”

“Today nihilism no longer unmasks itself by speaking of ‘nothingness’. Today nihilism is masked by speaking of the ‘nothing-but-ness’ of man. Reductionism has become the mask of nihilism.”
Viktor Frankl


"But it will come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the Lord your God to observe all His commandments which I command you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

You will be cursed in the city and field, in your basket and store, in the fruit of your body and land and flocks. You will be cursed when you come in and when you go out. The Lord will send cursing, vexation and rebuke on you in everything you do until you are destroyed, until you die quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings whereby you have forsaken Me.

The Lord will make pestilence cling to you until He has consumed you wherever you go. He will strike you with consumption and fever and burning and sword and mildew until you die. The heaven over your head will be brass, the earth under you iron. The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust.

It will come down on you until you are destroyed. The Lord will cause you to be struck down before your enemies. You will go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them, and you will be removed into all the kingdoms of the Earth.

And it will come to pass that as the Lord rejoiced to do you good, so He will rejoice to destroy you, and to bring you to nothing, and you will be plucked off the land wherever you go to possess it. The Lord will scatter you among all people, from one end of Earth to the other, where you will serve other gods which neither you nor your fathers have known, even wood and stone.

Among these nations you will have no ease nor rest, but the Lord will give you a trembling heart and failing eyes and sorrow of mind. Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will fear day and night and have no assurance of your life."
Deuteronomy 28:15-25, 63-66

A rock song asked how God could lose six million Jews. Obviously the writer had no knowledge of this Scripture. This is in no way to be taken to mean it was right to persecute the Jews. The Nazis were carrying out the work of Satan, who hates them. Anyone with the power to do so yet who did nothing to help the Jews against the Nazis was deep in sin. No one can be a friend of God and an enemy of the Jews.


"After everything of the blessing and the curse which today I set before you has come upon you, when you remember them among all the nations where I have driven you and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice according to all I have commanded you today, you and all your children with all your heart and soul, it will then come to pass that the Lord will turn your captivity and have compassion on you and will return and gather you from all the nations where the Lord has scattered you."

"If any of you are driven to the outermost parts of heaven, from there God will gather you. The Lord God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you will possess it. He will do you good and multiply you above your fathers. The Lord God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed to love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul, that you may live."

"The Lord God will put all these curses upon your enemies, upon those who hate and persecute you. You will return and obey the voice of the Lord and do all the commandments which today I command you. The Lord God will make you abound in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body and cattle and land, for the Lord will again rejoice over you for good, as He rejoiced over your fathers."
Deuteronomy 30:1-9

The 'Final Solution' could never succeed because God promised His wrath would not remain forever, but rather that He would turn and bring Israel back from the ends of the Earth. And it is being done this very day.


"I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his robe filled the temple. Above Him stood the seraphims, each having six wings. With two wings they cover their face, with two their feet, and with two they fly."

"One cried to another saying, 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole Earth is full of His glory.' The doorposts shook at his voice, and the house was filled with smoke."

"Then I said, 'Woe is me! I am undone! For I am a man of unclean lips who lives among a people of unclean lips, yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.' "

"Then one of the seraphims flew over to me with a live coal in his hand which he had taken off the altar with the tongs. He laid the burning coal on my mouth and said, 'This has touched your lips and your sin is purged.' "

"I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Who will I send? Who will go for Us?' "

"I said, 'Here am I. Send me.' "

"The Lord said, 'Go and tell this people, "Hear indeed but not understand, see indeed but not perceive." Make the heart of this people fat and their ears heavy and their eyes shut, lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, then turn back to Me and be healed.' "

"Then I said, 'Lord, how long?' "

"He answered, 'Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, the houses without people, the land utterly desolate. Until the Lord has taken the people far away and there is a great forsaking in the heart of the land. Yet in it will be a tenth that will return. As an oak tree carries it's life inside when it casts it's leaves, so the holy seed will be that life.' "
Isaiah 6:1-13

Here is the smoke of God's glory, and the Temple shaken. Here too is the scattering and the return of Israel.


"When he had opened the 5th seal I saw under the altar the souls of those killed for the Word of God and their testimony. They cried out, 'How long, O Lord Holy and True will You not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the Earth?' "

"White robes were given to them and they were told to rest yet for a little season until it was fulfilled that their fellow servants and brethren who were to be killed should be murdered as they were."
Revelation 6:9-11

The cry of the martyrs for God to take vengeance, to carry out the promise to put the full weight of the curse upon Israel's enemies.


"The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth, and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. He opened the bottomless pit, and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. Out of the smoke came locusts on the earth, and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only those men without the seal of God in their foreheads. To them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months. Their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and not find it. They will long to die, and Death will flee from them."
Revelation 9:1-6

This is "see Death forsake them" as God begins His judgement upon those who reject Him.


"The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power. No man was able to enter into the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled."
Revelation 15:8


"And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."
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"I saw heaven opened and a white horse. He who sat upon the horse was called Faithful and True. In righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame and on his head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one but himself knew."

"He was clothed with a garment dipped in blood, and His name is The Word Of God. The armies of Heaven followed Him on white horses. They were dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword with which He will strike the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron. He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. On His garment and thigh is written 'KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS'."

"I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried to the birds of the air, 'Come, gather to the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, captains, mighty men, horses and their riders, both free and slave, small and great.' "

"I saw the Beast and the kings of the Earth and their armies gathered together to make war against He who sat on the horse and against His army. The Beast, and false prophet who worked miracles before him to deceive those who received the mark of the Beast and who worshipped his image, were both taken and cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. The remainder were killed with the sword that went out of the mouth of He who sat upon the horse. All the birds were filled with their flesh."
Revelation 16:16, 19:11-21

The armies of the world fighting Jesus, Faithful and True, Who wields the sword.


“We are survivors, in this age, so theories of progress ill become us, because we are intimately acquainted with the costs. To realize that you are a survivor is a shock. At the realization of such election, you feel like bursting into tears. As the dead go their way, you want to call to them, but they depart in a black cloud of faces, souls. They flow out in smoke from the extermination chimneys, and leave you in the clear light of historical success - the technical success of the West.”
Saul Bellow


"The word of the Lord came to me saying, Son of man, set your face against Gog of the land of Magog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. Prophesy against him saying, The Lord God says; Behold, I am against you Gog, prince of Rosh, Meschech, and Tubal. I will turn you around. I will put a hook in your jaw and lead you out with your entire army, horses, and horsemen, all of them handling swords, all of them well equipped for combat. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya will be with you, armed for combat. Gomer and all his armies, the house of Togarmah of the far north and all his armies, and many more people will be with you."

"Prepare yourself and all those you command. After many days you will be mustered for service. In the last years you will come into the land brought back from the sword and gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel which have always been desolate. But at that time they will have been brought forth out of the nations and live in safety. You and your host will rise up and come like a storm, like a cloud to cover the land."

"The Lord God says; At this time you will see Israel, and devise an evil plan. You will say, 'I will go up to the land of unwalled villages, to those at rest who live safely without walls or bars or gates, to take a spoil and a prey. I will put my hand on the desolate places that are now inhabited, and on the people who dwell in the land, the people who have been gathered out of the nations, because they now possess cattle and goods.' "

"Sheba, Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions, will say to you, 'Are you come to take a spoil? Have you gathered your company to take a prey? Will you carry away silver and gold, cattle and goods? Will you take a great spoil?' "

"Son of man, prophesy to Gog, and tell him, The Lord God says; In that day, when My people of Israel dwell safely, won't you know it? You will come out of your place in the far north accompanied by a multitude riding horses, a great company, a mighty army. You will come up against My people of Israel as a cloud to cover the land."

"In the latter days I will bring you against My land so that the heathen may know Me once I have sanctified Myself in you, O Gog, before their eyes. The Lord God says; You are the one of whom I have spoken by My servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in ancient times that in many years I would bring you against them."

"The Lord God says; When Gog comes against the land of Israel My fury will come up in My face in jealousy and in the fire of My wrath. I have spoken. Surely in that day there will be a great shaking in the land of Israel, so that every creature and person on the face of the Earth will shake at My presence. The mountains will be thrown down, the steep places fall, and every wall will be knocked to the ground."

"I will call for a sword against him throughout all My mountains, says the Lord God. Every man's sword will be against his brother, and I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood. I will rain on him and his armies and the multitude with him an overflowing rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. This is how I will magnify and sanctify Myself. I will be known in the eyes of many nations. They will know that I am the Lord."

"Son of man, prophesy against Gog, and tell him, The Lord God says; Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around and cause you to come out of the far north to the mountains of Israel. There I will knock the bow out of your left hand and make the arrows drop from your right hand. You will fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all those with you. I will give you as food to every sort of ravenous bird and to the beasts of the field. You will fall upon the open field, for I have spoken it, says the Lord God."

"I will send a fire on Magog, and among those who dwell carelessly in the isles, and they will know that I am the Lord. I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel. I will not let them pollute My holy name any more. The heathen will know I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come and it is done, says the Lord God. This is the day of which I have spoken."

"Those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and burn the weapons; shield and buckler, bow and arrow, handstave and spear. They will burn these with fire seven years, so that they will have no need to take wood out of the field or cut down any out of the forests, for they will burn the weapons with fire. They will spoil those who spoiled them, and rob those who robbed them, says the Lord God."

"In that day I will give Gog a graveyard in Israel at the valley of the passengers east of the sea. It will be a stench to the passengers. They will bury Gog and all his multitude there, and call it The Valley of Hamongog. Israel will spend seven months burying them in order to cleanse the land. All the people of the land will bury them, and the day when I will be glorified will be to them a day of renown, says the Lord God."

"They will designate men of continual employment to pass through the land, along with the passengers, whose duty will be to bury those that remain upon the face of the earth in order to cleanse it. After seven months they and the passengers will search through the land, and anyone who sees a man's bone will put a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog. The name of the city will be Hamonah. In this manner they will cleanse the land."

"Son of man, the Lord God says; Speak to every bird and beast. Say to them; Come, assemble yourselves. Gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I make for you, a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, so that you may eat flesh and drink blood. You will eat the flesh of the mighty. You will drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, lambs, goats, and cattle, all of them fatlings of Bashan. You will eat fat until you are full. You will drink blood until you are drunk with My sacrifice which I have made for you. You will be filled at My table with horses and chariots, with mighty men and soldiers, says the Lord God."

"I will set My glory among the heathen. They will all see My judgment I have executed. They will all see My hand I have laid upon them. The house of Israel will know I am the Lord their God from that day forward. The heathen will know the house of Israel went into captivity for their sins. Because they sinned against Me I hid My face from them, giving them into the hand of their enemies to fall by the sword. I did this to them according to their uncleanness and sins, hiding My face from them."

"The Lord God says; After they have borne their shame and all the sins they have committed against Me, I will repeal the captivity of Jacob. I will have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and be jealous for My holy name."

"When they dwell safely in their land, when no one makes them afraid, when I have brought them back from the people, when I have gathered them out of their enemies' lands, when I am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations, then they will know I am the Lord their God, Who caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen but then gathered them to their own land and left none behind. Neither will I then hide My face any more from them, for I have poured out My Spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord God."
Ezekiel 38:1-39:29

 


Bibliography

God (forever and ever)
The Holy Bible

Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
Herzog (1961)

Viktor Frankl (1905-1997)
The Will to Meaning: The Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy (1970)

 
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