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Dilemma 44 – " The Spirit, Soul, and the Body.

There are three critical components of mankind, the Spirit, Soul, and the Body. The body houses the soul and spirit.

1. (Spirit) Breath into nostrils the breath of life. The Spirit (Hebrew “Ruwach”)

Our human spirit is an element given to men to enable them to know the Most High intimately through a genuine relationship. Our human spirit is what connects us with the Most High spiritually. So to be connected with The Most High is to be alive spiritually Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Ephesians 2:5 KJV To be disconnected from the Most High is to be dead spiritually For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 KJV Our human spirit is the element through which the Holy Spirit dwells in us as we keep his commandments and statues. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me. Psalms 51: 10-11 KJV When we sin the Holy Spirit departs from us.

We understand, receive, and discern spiritual truth through our human spirit by the anointing of the Holy Spirit But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26 KJV The human spirit is like blood in our physical body, which is symbolic of material life. When a limb of the body is deprived of blood, it withers and dies. It’s the same thing that transpires when we’re disconnected from the Most High due to sin our spirit man is dead as a result. Because the spirit becomes deprived of the rich spiritual nourishment the word, provision, and support that it desperately needs from the Most High’s word for it to be alive, healthy, and in good graces with the Most High. It all happens as a result of our human spirit being disconnected from God, which is spiritual death. When that happens, utter darkness has invaded the body, soul, and spirit. This leads to enmity with the Father. A condition that occurs after you sin. It disconnects the undeviating interaction with the Most High (your Father) the gate to the nucleus of our existence the Most High God of Israel. And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? Numbers 16:22 KJV This verse names the Most High as the God of the spirits that are possessed by all humanity.

Notice also that it mentions the flesh (body) of all mankind, connecting it with the spirit. It’s in our spirit that we have meaning and purpose in life. At the deepest level, our spirit gives us meaning and purpose and our spirit enables us to love one another, our self and the creator. It’s through our spirit that we have communion and fellowship with the Most High God. Our spirit gives us intuition between right and wrong. “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Galatians 5:17

Spirit: Holies of Holies

  (Hebrew “Ruwach”)

Revelation Worship Fears the Most High Faith Hope Prayer Intuition Charity Fruit of the Spirit

Our human spirit is an element given to men in order to enable them to know the Most High intimately through a genuine relationship. Our human spirit is what connects us with the Most High spiritually. So to be connected with The Most High is to be alive spiritually Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Ephesians 2:5 KJV To be disconnected from the Most High is to be dead spiritually For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 KJV Our human spirit is the element through which the Holy Spirit dwells in us as we keep his commandments and statues. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me. Psalms 51: 10-11 KJV When we sin the Holy Spirit departs from us. We understand, receive, and discern spiritual truth through our human spirit by the anointing of the Holy Spirit But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26 KJV The human spirit is like blood in our physical body, which is symbolic of physical life. When a limb of the body is deprived of blood, it withers and dies. It’s the same thing that transpires when we’re disconnected from the Most High due to sin our spirit man is dead as a result. Because the spirit becomes deprived of the rich spiritual nourishment the word, provision, and support that it desperately needs from the Most High’s word in order for it to be alive, healthy, and in good graces with the Most High. It all happens as a result of our human spirit being disconnected from God, which is spiritual death. When that happens, utter darkness has invaded the body, soul, and spirit. This leads to enmity with the Father. A condition that occurs after you sin. It disconnects the undeviating interaction with the Most High (your Father) the gate to the nucleus of our existence the Most High God of Israel. And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? Numbers 16:22 KJV This verse names the Most High as the God of the spirits that are possessed by all humanity. Notice also that it mentions the flesh (body) of all mankind, connecting it with the spirit. It’s in our spirit that we have meaning and purpose in life. At the deepest level, our spirit gives us meaning and purpose and our spirit enables us to love one another, our self and the creator. It’s through our spirit that we have communion and fellowship with the Most High God. Our spirit gives us intuition between right and wrong. “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Galatians 5:17

2. (Soul) Man became a living soul. The Soul (Hebrew, “Nephesh” )

The soul is an immaterial element; in other words, the soul is spirit as well. It’s the very element in which intellect, emotion, and free will are exercised. The soul is the element which controls the body in these three areas. The soul is immortal in the sense that it can be annihilated; therefore, it remains alive even if the body is dead physically. Since it’s where free will is located; consequently, it’s the very element that carries the massive burden of sin. Our soul gives us the ability to think, choose, imagine, remember, and feel. Most importantly, the soul is the very embodiment of our mind and heart. As a result, our mind is the very part of our body that Satan and his demons contend against the truth persistently. If Satan can keep you in strong delusion and fulfilling the lusts of your flesh and eyes. Your mind will be held captive. You must flee from temptation. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV To flee from all temptations known to man. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 KJV The soul is the very part of man in which his conscience resides.

The consciousness of reasoning and evaluating sin. A conscience is given by God to keep a man from evil by releasing an intense onus and discomfort feeling before committing an act of sin. Lot of times, strong guilt and remorse are experienced after people have committed something that was in clear violation of breaking the commandments, laws, and statues with their own conscience their sense of right and wrong: the understanding of what is right and wrong that governs somebody’s thoughts and actions, urging him or her to do right rather than wrong. Our soul is what gives us our personality; it’s the real you. Often referred to as your heart. Our soul has three significant components — our mind, will, and emotions. Our brain has a conscious part and a subconscious part. The conscious mind is where we do our thinking and reasoning. The sub-conscious mind is where we hold our deep beliefs and our attitudes. It’s also where we have our feeling, our emotions and retain our memories. Our will is what gives us the ability to make choices. Through a very complicated way, our mind, our will, and our emotions are connected to the body through our endocrine, nervous, and immune systems. The soul is a slave to sin. Genesis 2:7 KJV states that Man was created as a “living soul.” The soul consists of the mind (which includes the conscience), the will and the emotions. The soul and the spirit are mysteriously tied together and makeup what the Scriptures call the “heart.” And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7 KJV The writer of Proverbs declares, ” Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 KJV We see here that the “heart” which is part of the soul is central to our emotions and will. But the natural man receiveth, not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 KJV It is our soul that will go to either Abraham’s bosom or Hades after we die. But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn. Job 14:22 KJV

Soul: Inner Court

 (Hebrew, “Nephesh” )

Center of the Mind, will, and emotions conscious reasoning Memory Choice Carnal nature Thought processes

 The soul is an immaterial element; in other words, the soul is spirit as well. It’s the very element in which intellect, emotion, and free will are exercised. The soul is the element which controls the body in these three areas. The soul is immortal in the sense that it can be annihilated; therefore, it remains alive even if the body is dead physically. Since it’s where free will is located; consequently, it’s the very element that carries the massive burden of sin. Our soul gives us the ability to think, choose, imagine, remember, and feel. Most importantly, the soul is the very embodiment of our mind and heart. As a result, our mind is the very part of our body that Satan and his demons contend against the truth persistently. If Satan can keep you in strong delusion and fulfilling the lusts of your flesh and eyes. Your mind will be held captive. You must flee from temptation. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV In order to flee from all temptations known to man. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 KJV The soul is the very part of man in which his conscience resides. The consciousness of reasoning and evaluating sin. A conscience is given by God in order to keep the man from evil by releasing an intense onus and discomfort feeling before committing an act of sin. Lot of times, strong guilt and remorse are experienced after people have committed something that was in clear violation of breaking the commandments, laws, and statues with their own conscience their sense of right and wrong: the sense of what is right and wrong that governs somebody’s thoughts and actions, urging him or her to do right rather than wrong. Our soul is what gives us our personality it’s the real you. Often referred to as your heart. Our soul has three major components — our mind, will, and emotions. Our mind has a conscious part and a subconscious part. The conscious mind is where we do our thinking and reasoning. The sub-conscious mind is where we hold our deep beliefs and our attitudes. It’s also where we have our feeling, our emotions and retain our memories. Our will is what gives us the ability to make choices. Through a very complex way, our mind, our will, and our emotions are connected to the body through our endocrine, nervous and immune systems. The soul is a slave to sin. Genesis 2:7 KJV states that Man was created as a “living soul.” The soul consists of the mind (which includes the conscience), the will and the emotions. The soul and the spirit are mysteriously tied together and makeup what the Scriptures call the “heart.” And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7 KJV The writer of Proverbs declares, ” Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 KJV We see here that the “heart” which is part of the soul is central to our emotions and will. But the natural man receiveth, not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 KJV It is our soul that will go to either Abraham’s bosom or Hades after we die. But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn. Job 14:22 KJV

3. (Body) formed from the dust of the ground. The Body (Hebrew, “ Graph”)

I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 KJV A body is allied with performing and committing to the will of the Most High. The Spirit and a Soul might have a body to occupy. A body is for doing things on this earth, so the prime reason we have a physical body is to do the will of the Most High on earth. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Romans 6:13 KJV We have a physical body for procreating purposes. “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” Genesis 9:1 KJV A physical body allows us to enjoy and fit into the creation. Another reason as to why we have a physical body is because we’re made to dwell in a physical world, so our physicality enables us to interact and connect with our surroundings in a wide variety of ways. This is the entire material or physical structure of a human being — it is the physical part of a person.

Man is made up of physical material, the body complies with these systems that operate together to give the most harmonious operations of the organization: Cardiovascular/Circulatory system: Circulates blood around the body via the heart, arteries, and veins, delivering oxygen and nutrients to organs and cells and carrying their waste products away. Digestive system / Excretory system: Mechanical and chemical processes that provide nutrients via the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Eliminates waste from the body. Endocrine system: Provides biochemical communications within the organization using hormones. Exocrine system: Skin, hair, nails, sweat, and other exocrine glands. Lymphatic system / Immune system: The system comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph. Defends the body against disease-causing agents. Muscular system/Skeletal system: Enables the body to move using muscles. Bones supporting the body and its organs. Nervous system: Collects and processes information from the senses via nerves and the brain and tells the muscles to contract to cause physical actions. Renal system / Urinary system: The system where the kidneys filter blood.

Reproductive system: The sex organs required for the production of offspring. Respiratory system: The lungs and the trachea that bring air into the body. The body is the indirect correlation with the 5 senses: hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. The body is in close relationship with the soul. They hardly ever contradict themselves. The body works in line with the flesh. “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,” Galatians 5:19 KJV “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.” Romans 8:12 KJV When your soul and spirit live your body, it results in Death.

Body: Outer Court

 (Hebrew, “ Graph”)

The body carries out lust of the flesh through touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing, and feeling formed from the dust of the ground.

 I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 KJV A body is allied with performing and committing to the will of the Most High. The Spirit and a Soul might have a body to occupy. A body is for doing things on this earth, so the prime reason we have a physical body is for the purpose of doing the will of the Most High on earth. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Romans 6:13 KJV We have a physical body for procreating purposes. “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” Genesis 9:1 KJV

Death of the Body

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When we die the silver cord is broken… Our spirit and soul live in a body so when we die the silver cord is broken… Our soul pays the price for what our physical body does. When your cord breaks where will you be in Abraham’s bosom (at rest) or Hades (in torment)

“Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain or the wheel broken at the cistern.” Ecclesiastes 12:6

Hostilities and battles have inexorably the ability to turns a person’s point of view to the most intriguing thought-provoking questions about death. Life within itself is an unexplained phenomenon that ends at any time with reason or motive. Is it a climax to a bigger plan or the divine will of the Most High God? Don’t sorrow for the wounded lamb that hops to his mother, for the broken-winged blue jay that has flown away up the mountain. This is the sentiment when a loved one has departed from this world. While we lament over our loss at of our loved ones, we can revel in the fact of knowing that your loved ones went into Abraham bosom. Some deaths are met with joy, peace, longsuffering, and mourning. At the end of your life, judgment is set your body returns to the dirt, and your spirit to the Most High, your soul will enter Abraham’s bosom or Hades depending on you keep the laws and commandments of the Most High God of Israel. You exist no more your like a dream that is over, but the memories of you are trapped in the minds of your loved ones that were left behind. The loss of my husband has left me tormented with longing to touch, to feel, to talk, to get encouragement, to bask in the shadow of his glow, to walk side by side as the moon appears before our eyes, to serve him with reverence, due benevolence, love, to breath each others air, to share that last piece of cheesecake, to know that someone is there for you to accept me as I am. Death is final, and that devastation leaves you with not much to be desired but a feeling of peace in knowing that you loved one is in a better place with no pain and suffering. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27 KJV Our bodies are decaying every moment we are lead to believe that we are to pay attention to our physical body only. The spirit is knocked out with a punch. We live eternal through our spirits. In the following chapters, you will experience the direct correlation between the connection of spirit, soul, and body. The body and soul are subject to the Spirit, and your spirit is to the Most High God of Israel. Repent! Turn back from your wicked ways! No one is promised tomorrow!

Have you ever wondered where your soul goes after it has departed your body? The world would have you to believe that everyone will enter the pearly gates of heaven or be reincarnated as another person or animal. In reality, where you go is determined on how you lived your life, did you live a life of sin, or did you keep the commandments?  Let’s first get it straight that you will not leave this earth until the Most High sends the decree, and your soul is required of you on that day. The Most High God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is in control over everything including your life. For HE is the one true and living God.

This is what happens to your soul after it leaves your body.

And I answered and said,

   “Then will time be given the souls after they are separated

 from the bodies, to see what you have told me of?"

   “They have freedom for seven days, so that during these seven days they may see the things of which you have been told, and afterwards they shall be gathered in their habitations.”

So after your soul departs from your body, you will be given seven days before going into Abraham’s Bosom/Paradise (place of rest) or Hades (place of torment.) In regards to death, whether going into Abraham’s Bosom or a place of torment, it is explained profoundly in the Holy Bible, in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus.

“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments and seeth Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Ab beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, through one rose from the dead.” Luke 16:23-31 KJV Bible 8

Death of the Body

Hostilities and battles have inexorably the ability to turns a person’s point of view to the most intriguing thought-provoking questions about death. Life within itself is an unexplained phenomenon that ends at any time with reason or motive. Is it a climax to a bigger plan or the divine will of the Most High God? Don’t sorrow for the wounded lamb that hops to his mother, for the broken-winged blue jay that has flown away up the mountain. This is the sentiment when a loved one has departed from this world. While we lament over our loss at of our loved ones, we can revel in the fact of knowing that your loved ones went into Abraham bosom. Some deaths are met with joy, peace, longsuffering, and mourning. At the end of your life, judgment is set your body returns to the dirt, and your spirit to the Most High, your soul will enter Abraham’s bosom or Hades depending on you keep the laws and commandments of the Most High God of Israel. You exist no more your like a dream that is over, but the memories of you are trapped in the minds of your loved ones that were left behind. The loss of my husband has left me tormented with a longing to touch, to feel, to talk, to get encouragement. I miss basking in the shadow of his glow. Walking side by side as the moon appears before our eyes, to serve him with reverence, due benevolence, love, to breath each other’s air, to share that last piece of cheesecake, to know that someone is there for you to accept me as I am. Death is final, and that devastation leaves you with not much to be desired but a feeling of peace in knowing that you loved one is in a better place with no pain and suffering.

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27 KJV

Our bodies are decaying every moment we are lead to believe that we are to pay attention to our physical body only. The spirit is knocked out with a punch. We live eternal through our spirits. In the following chapters you will experience the direct correlation between the connection of spirit, soul, and body. The body and soul is subject to the Spirit and your spirit is to the Most High God of Israel.

Now concerning death, the teaching is: When the decisive decree has gone out from the Most High that a person shall die, as the spirit leaves the body to return again to him who gave it, first of all, it adores the glory of the Most High. If it is one of those who have shown scorn and have not kept the way of the Most Hig, who have despised his law and hated those who fear God such spirits shall not enter into habitations, but shall immediately wander about in torments, always grieving and sad, in SEVEN WAYS:



1. The FIRST WAY is that they have scorned the Law of the Most High.

2. The SECOND WAY is that they can no longer make a good respentance, so that they may live.

3. The THIRD WAY they shall see the reward laid up for those who have trusted the covenants of the Most High.

4. The FOURTH WAY they shall consider the torment laid up for themselves in the last days.

5. The FIFTH WAY they shall see how the habitations of the others are guarded by angels in profound quiet.

6. The SIXTH WAY they shall see how some of them will crossover into torments.

7. The SEVENTH WAY which is worse than all the ways that have been mentioned, because they shall utterly waste away in confusion and be consumed with shame, and shall wither with fear at seeing the glory of the Most High in whose presence they sinned while they were alive, and in whose presence they are to be judged in the last times.



Now, this is the order of those who have kept the ways of the Most High, when they shall be separated from their mortal body. During the time that they lived in it, they laboriously served the Most High and withstood danger every hour so that they might keep the law of the Lawgiver perfectly. Therefore this is the teaching concerning them; First of all, they shall see with great joy the glory of him who receives them, for they shall have rest in 7 ORDERS.


1. The FIRST ORDER  is that they have striven with much toil to conquer the

wicked thought that was formed with them so that it should not lead them away from life to death.


2. The SECOND ORDER  is that they see the labyrinth in which the souls of the ungodly wander, and the punishment that awaits them.


3. The THIRD ORDER is that they see the testimony that he who formed them had borne to them because when they were them alive, they faithfully observed the law which was given.


4. The FOURTH ORDER is that they understand the rest which they now enjoy, gathered in their chambers, in great quietness, watched over by angels, and the glory that awaits them in the last days.


5. The FIFTH ORDER is that they exult that they have now escaped what is corruptible and will possess the future as their inheritance, and besides perceive the narrowness and toilsomeness from which they have been freed and the spaciousness they are destined to receive and enjoy in immortality.


6. The SIXTH ORDER  is that it is shown to them how their face is destined to shine like the sun, and how they are to be made like the light of the stars and be incorruptible thenceforth.


7. The SEVENTH ORDER  which is higher than all  those that have been mentioned, is that they will exult boldly,  and that they will trust confidently, and rejoice fearlessly,  life, and from whom they are to receive their reward when  for they hasten to see the face of him whom they served in

they are glorified.



2 Esdras Chapter 7: 76-104 (TNOAA) Sources: The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha 1611 Holy Bible WAKE UP and REPENT of your sins before its too late!!! Stop sinning Follow the Most High Worship and Praise HIM Keep the commandments Pray and Fast This day may be your last so Repent!

REPENT!



 The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV


Dilemma 6 – "Materialism"

Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians Chapter 3:4 KJV

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You can be highly educated, professionally successful, and financially illiterate. Many people are making over 100k a year, and they’re still struggling with bills every month. Why? They don’t understand financial freedom. Financial problems are caused by trying to keep up with society. That’s why they live paycheck to paycheck. Once you know the difference between ASSETS and LIABILITIES, you’ll understand why you’re broke —- Emmanuel Valerio https://www.facebook.com/TheTruthMovement777.

The world entices you with the lure of brand names, especially those high-end designer logos like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel or Hermes. I must admit that we all have fallen prey to the lure of material goods at one point or another. The promotions via billboards, television promotion, and following the Joneses all perpetuate this behavior. The lust of wanting to be seen as more than you really are. This society is based on what you have and what you look like. This attitude dictates and unrealistic notion of success. This is a fantasy mirrored by Hollywood. It’s not only that the more you care about impressing other people with your appearance, the more likely you will overspend. In fact, the more focused you are on your own thoughts, feelings, and impressions you make on others, the more you’ll seek outwardly-recognizable status symbols like handbags and overpriced clothing. The EGO is the ringleader with this disorder, the thrill to maintain a different reality, the reality that goods will make you happy. It is all vanity, as King Solomon stated in the bible.
Vanity goes beyond just looking fabulous for others, it is about the praise and self-admiration that comes along with this behavior. We are to never think more highly of ourselves. This brings me to the theory by Leon Festinger in 1954, which centers on the fundamental belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others to reduce uncertainty in these domains and learn how to define the self. Following the initial theory, research began to focus on social comparison as a way of self-enhancement, introducing the concepts of downward and upward comparisons and expanding the motivations of social comparisons. The downward social comparison is a great coping process because it allows you to view a bad situation by looking at others who are worse off than you (more impoverished, less attractive, more stressed) and concluding that things aren’t really so bad. An upward social comparison can cause you to berate yourself unnecessarily because you feel that you’re being outdone by your neighbors, comrades, family, co-workers, and Instagram-youtube-facebook friends. Your (EGO) desire to impress people that could care less about, but not realizing that this disorder can promote psychological disorders. At the end of the day, is it really worth gaining the whole world than losing your soul?

Being that man or woman of substance not being concerned with being called a big baller or the big man or woman on campus. Life is not about how many things you own but being that real man or woman of substance.

We have a market-driven society so obsessed with buying and selling and obsessed with power and pleasure and property. — Cornel West

Terry Walker testimony…

Right now I am in $200,000 worth of credit card debt and what do I have to show for it, this ill-gotten gain now has me working 3 jobs just to make ends meet. I have no time for my wife or our kids. This American dream really isn’t worth the hassle. If I only would have lived within my means. My wife can’t live with the pressure of the bill collectors calling the house. If I would have only listened to her and kept the budget going. Now I have lost everything and what to give an appearance to my co-workers that I was a baller, but in reality, now I am worse than an infidel, can’t provide for my family. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:15-17 (KJV) When our life’s pursuit is on making the profit, pursuing pleasure, and obtaining the position, it leaves little time, energy, and ability to focus on the Most High and his plan for your existence. “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money” (Matthew 6:24). An expression used for people surrounded by confusion living in a vicious circle of lies and illusions. They hunger for prestige and luxury and thirst for higher society while creating a bubbled reality floating over society’s misery controlled by companies, getting us to buy the image of the good life – a fantasy that values materialistic communities and they are blind to human qualities. They dream up things to brag about like expensive things or trips around the world. It has come that having the latest IPad, computers, iPod or iPhone is the norm something they can’t live without. These devices have replaced the desire to converse with actual people in person. Standing on line for 24 hours excited for a product then you complain about being 3rd online in a bookstore will allow you find that you are programmed robot just as confused and abused by the system we call materialism.

The American Dream

The white picket fence, large house, two cars, vacations every year, 2.3 children, and a dog packaged in a cup of illusion. Now, how many people do you think to live the American dream with poverty on the rise, homelessness, lack of food, and jobs. The American dream, in reality, is a nightmare. Hard-working people, and weak, most of them, in worldly goods–but how rich in compassion! How filled with the goodness of humanity and the spiritual steel forged by centuries of oppression! There was the real joy of laughter in these homes, folk-wit, and story, hearty appetites for life as for the nourishing greens and black-eyed peas and cornmeal bread they shared with me. Here in this little hemmed-in world where home must be a theatre and concert hall and social center, there was a warmth of the song. Songs of love and longing, songs of trials and triumphs, deep-flowing rivers and rollicking brooks, hymn-song and ragtime ballad, gospels and blues, and the healing comfort to be found in the illimitable sorrow of the spirituals. Paul Robeson, There is an old adage, “Keeping up with the Joneses” wanting all they have and more… There is a danger is desiring something that someone else has ever felt the pressure to maintain a level of possessions equal to those of your neighbors. When envy sets in this cause contention among friends, the desire to possess what they have. In this society your as good as what you own, drive, and where you live. This causes a social perplexity based on material goods- what I own is better than your new and improved.

The Illusion of wealth

Gary’s testimony…

“Park Avenue, on a winter day, walked into my favorite upscale store, I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with matching pants, the shop girl ignored me as if I had the plague. Revisited the store the next day, all decked out in my Armani suit, Cartier watch and crocodile shoes. My elegant attire opens up the doors to 5-star treatment, I couldn’t keep the shop girls away all 5 of them catered to my every whim. Now, who says being wealth or appearing to be doesn’t have its advantages?” In the story of Lazarus and the rich man, (Luke 16 KJV) we see that Lazarus lacking material wealth, got something much more critical “eternal life with the Savior” while the rich man will burn “in hell for all eternity.” What the rich man failed to realize that the things on earth are temporal, and only the things you do for the Savior will last. Let that be a lesson for men and woman that put the world and its possessions before the Most High. The Book of James talks about the dangers of measuring one another by what we perceive to be the wealth of their belongings. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a diamond watch and an Armani suit, and a poor man in tattered clothes also comes in, which one would you serve? If you show special attention to the man wearing beautiful clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but speak to the poor man, ‘you stand there,’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers” (James 2:2-4, 8-9). Possessions can become more important to us than our knowledge of the Most High. The Savior told us the story of the of a rich young ruler. The pull of his goods was so strong that the young man chose them over eternal life (Luke 18:18-30). In the Old Testament is the story of Lot’s wife who could not leave her possessions behind to flee certain death. She, too, valued her properties over spiritual truth (Genesis 19:26). Luke, in his gospel, warns us that we can be in danger of losing our life also when the Son of Man returns, if we cling to our material goods like Lot’s wife did (Luke 17:32). The Savior said, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). “For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be” (Matthew 6:21). How can we escape the power of materialism? If you see your brother in need, give some of your money to him that puts your perspective in the correct place by disarming the power of possessions.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2: 15-17

The choice is yours?
 The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

Dilemma – "The TRUE SABBATH"

Keeping the Sabbath Day

Now this commandment poses a problem for most people that want to shop, go out to eat, wash their cars or fulfill all their fleshly desires on Saturday which is the actual Sabbath the seventh day of the week, not Sunday the first day of the week as most follow. It takes a real commitment, but it is required by the Most High God, for it is a sign of his actual people to him. Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.

Attack on the Sabbath

The Catholic Church Claims: “The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws and to dispense with all the things, even the precepts of Christ.” — Decretal De Transat, Episcopal. Cap “The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance from Saturday to Sunday is proof positive of the fact.” Catholic Record London Ontario, September 1, 1923 “Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the church ever did happen in the first century. The holy day Sabbath was changed to Sunday… not from any directions noted in the scriptures, but from the church’s sense of its own power. People who think that the scripture should be the sole authority should logically become 7th Day Adventists and keep Saturday holy.” — Saint Catherines Catholic Church Sentinel, May 21, 1995

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 5:12 KJV

The Archbishop of Baltimore James Cardinal Gibbons, also a Catholic educator 1877, died in 1921 stated in his book, The Faith of our father’s page 89, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify. The Catholic Church correctly teaches that our Lord and His Apostles inculcated certain important duties of religion which are not recorded by the inspired writers…We must, therefore, conclude that the Scriptures alone cannot be a sufficient guide and rule of faith” Even he had to acknowledge that the Sabbath is on the 7th day (sundown to sundown), but he still chose to ignore it.

Sabbath in Friday sundown to Saturday sundown which is a complete day (7th day)

Early believers kept the Saturday as the Sabbath until March 21, 321 CE when Pope Constantine passed a law requiring believers to worship on Sunday, the day Pagans worshipped the sun-god. Believers still kept Saturday as the Sabbath until another law was passed eleven years later. This law signed into a decree by Pope Constantine forbid believers to worship on the Sabbath (Saturday), and it was punishable by death by the Catholic Church. Many believers were burned alive and put to death because they chose to Obey the Laws and Commandments of Yahuah instead of the worthless traditions of men.

On this day, millions of people around the world will walk through the doors of what we refer to as a “Church.” They will be deceived not knowing they have officially forsaken the actual Sabbath, a day earlier. Their wallets will be emptier than their souls still in jeopardy of facing eternal hell fire and their sins still active in their lives. As they exit still feeling the way that came, no closer to the Father in heaven and the truth.

Did you go to church on Sunday?

As if that is the answer to the life-altering dilemma.

I was first officially introduced to the Christian Church when I was fourteen years old, by a dear friend named Sheil. Sheil was what you would say a devout Christian – a bible toting, scripture quoting girl of God. What I always found most intriguing about Sheil was her faith in God. As a child, I believed in a higher being much higher than me, I knew to pray. I always did. One night in my bedroom, I saw this black figure and it told me that if I ever got on my knees again to pray, it would literally kill everyone in my family. I wasn’t a dumb kid, so I stay on my bed and prayed then covered my head. Some nights I would have visions and very vivid dreams. There were things happening around that were very peculiar indeed, like for example, I remember hearing the story of a man that lived down the street from me, that had to sleep each night with a silver dollar under his pillow to fight off evil spirits that would tickle his toes. After that brief encounter with Shelia, it would be many more years before I was entangled in the church again. It happened seven years later, I was invited to by a friend, to a revival. The people were chanting, running around like mad dogs, and prophesying things that were proven to be false later. They were asking for money, while people were walking the aisles putting it on the steps in front of the preachers. I went through several years of this while wondering what is the purpose of this? There has to be more. Who is God? Who am I? I often left the services feeling empty and in the same state, I was before I came in. It became a fashion show featuring the latest hats and attire. My diamond tiara and I were all the rage….

My conversation with a church member

Church Lady: I come to church to see what you have on every Sunday.

Me: Really?

My conversation with a local pastor. 

Pastor: And the Lord told me you would be my wife.

Me: Really then he should have told you I was already married.

You see the hypocrisy in this..? This was the most prominent dating club and fashion show ever. No one in the church really moved in power with signs and wonders. The Pastors drove Mercedes were the congregation members were riding the buses or walking. There was no mercy for the poor, the widows, fatherless, or orphans. They hoard the money to live lavish lifestyles instead of sharing the wealth with their members in need. But more importantly, they never teach you who you are, really. The church has become big business, and the members are the customers.

Facts about most Christians:

1. They are not keeps of the law, statues, and commandments

2. They don’t keep the Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown)

3. They don’t read the entire bible

4. They do not follow the dietary laws of the bible.

5. They keep Pagan holidays and not the Holy Days.

Discovering Who I am

All my life, I have been told a lie, I have lived a myth, but now truth abounds, and that has set me free. To discover that the world around you is merely a façade based on lies. The very air, food, drink, religion, and who you are has been tampered with. The powers-that-be set the strong on how they wanted things, and the rest of the people adapted to this way of thinking, and the lies were left to incubate until it became false truth. My people were stripped of all they knew and left to die in the very hands of people that hated us for no apparent reason just the color of our skin. I think for at least five years, I prayed that I would come to the understanding of who I was. At this time, I felt so empty and lost. No one around me had any answers, but I knew in my heart that something wasn’t right. I had stopped attending the church years prior and never returned. It happened one day, for me, and that was my defining moment. I was defined as a person. Not just the intelligent spokesmodel of a royal pedigree or a limited to “what they taught you” intellectual but my history was opened up to me like never before. I begin this road to my discovery. The way to discover who you are is to pray and fast to the Most High God of Israel. You can’t get around it.

Denominations in Christianity

Denominations are stumbling blocks teaching doctrines based on their understandings instead of allowing scripture to speak for itself. This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth and honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain, they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15: 8,9 KJV Of the estimated population of the world of 6.8 and so forth, about 1/3 claim to be Christian, as in following the doctrine of Christianity. Source: www. adherents.com It’s the World largest religion. It is the prominent religion in Europe, the Americas, the Philippines, and South Africa. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica. Subtitles under Christianity: Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Church, Church of God in Christ, African Methodist Church, Anglican Church, Lutheran Church, Protestant Church, Baptist Church, Greek Orthodox Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Methodist Church, and there is estimated 34, 000 different branches of Church in the religion of Christianity. The Word “Christian” comes from the Greek word “Christians,” which means the smeared ones.

The Most High never named his people by this title. It started as a derogatory term then later gain its acceptance. People more than often refer to our Savior as Jesus, the fact of the matter is there was no letter ‘J’ in any language before the 14th century in England. The letter J did not become widely used until the 17th century. The Encyclopedia Americana contains the following quote on the J: “The form of ‘J’ was unknown in any alphabet until the 14th century. Christianity hides the fact that in the holy bible, our Savior is a black man, wool hair is a physical characteristic of a black man, and polished brass is brown skin. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; Revelation 1:14. His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. Daniel, 10:6.

Christianity

Christianity is birthed from the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church calls the priest Father, but the bible says, call no man father (Matthew 23:9.)They confess their sins to a priest, but the Scripture says, the Savior is only one faithful and just to forgive our sins (1John 1:9.) They pray to dead saints, but the bible says, the Most High calls this an abomination (Deuteronomy 18, 10-11.) They have made Mary a co-mediator, but the Scripture says, The Savior is the only mediator between man and God (1 Timothy 2:5.) They pray to Mary, but the bible says, that we are supposed to the father, in the name of the Savior (John 14-13.) They worship idols, but the bible says, this breaks the 2nd commandment. (Exodus 20, 4-6.). The name that is associated with Christianity… the name of our Savior. “Jesus.”

The Letter “J” as in Jesus

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Jesus Christ, first of all, I would go on the record and say that the “J” was not in the original Hebrew tongue/language it was not introduced until 1524 or 16th century. Louis Elzevir, who printed at Leyden 1595–1616, is generally credited with making the modern distinction of u and v, i and j, which was shortly after followed by the introduction of U and J among the capitals by Lazarus Zetmer of Strasburg in 1619” (OED, “J”). The letters “i” and “j” continued for many years to be considered merely different forms of the same letter, so that as late as the early 19th century, dictionaries commonly intermingled the I and J words in one. source: http://www.cogwriter.com Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478–1550) was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as representing separate sounds, in his Ɛpistola del Trissino de le letter nuωvamente aggiunte in la lingua Italiana (“Trissino’s epistle about the letters recently added in the Italian language”) of 1524. So with that said the Savior name can’t be Jesus. Jesus is a metaphor for the Grecian god Zeus. Behold, a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23 KJV In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6 KJV In the book of Revelation 22:4, it states that And they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their foreheads. When our savior returns. His name is “Savior” – The Messiah for He is the savior of this world.

It is no secret that the great artists of our times, depicted biblical characters in “white face” in the art as well as Hollywood in biblical movies. Could there be a more egotistical people that have to put their face on everything? The Renaissance depiction of Christ painted by artist Michelangelo painted the most common religious image used in deceiving the world today. It is a picture of a blue-eyed European with blond hair, who they maliciously claim to be Jesus Christ. This false image was modeled after Cesar Borgia, who was the second son of so-called Pope Alexander VI, of Rome, the second son of Rodrigo Borgia. The images and idols displayed in the churches are not of Christ.

Tammuz Cross

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The pagan idol has been featured on more walls and necks than any other symbol known to man. Its background is paganism, closely associated with the fish and the six-pointed star. The “Cross” is a symbol of pagan origin going all the way back to the worship of Tammuz found in Ezekial 8:12-16. The letter T is the first initial of the sun god Tammuz’s name. Rev. Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, pp. 197-205, frankly calls the cross “this Pagan symbol … the Tau, the sign of the cross, the indisputable sign of Tammuz, the false Messiah … the mystic Tau of the Cladeans (Babylonians.) The Egyptians – the true original form of the letter T the initial of the name of Tammuz … the Babylonian cross was the recognized emblem of Tammuz.” Dr. Bullinger, in the Companion Bible, appx. 162, states, “crosses were used as symbols of the Babylonian Sun-god … It should be stated that Constantine was a Sun-god worshipper … The evidence is thus complete that the Lord was put to death upon an upright stake, and not on two pieces of timber placed at any angle.” In the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition, vol. 14, p. 273, we read, “In the Egyptian churches, the cross was a pagan symbol of life borrowed by the Christians and interpreted in a pagan manner.” Jacob Grimm, in his Deutsche Mythologie, says that the Teutonic (Germanic) tribes had their idol Thor, symbolized by a hammer, while the Roman Christians had their crux (cross). It was thus somewhat more comfortable for the Teutons to accept the Roman Cross.

Again, historical evidence points to Constantine as the one who had the major share in uniting Sun-worship and the Messianic Faith. Constantine’s famous vision of “the cross superimposed on the sun”, in the year 312, is usually cited. Writers, ignorant of the fact that the cross was not to be found in the New Testament Scriptures, put much emphasis on this vision as the onset of the so-called “conversion” of Constantine. But, unless Constantine had been misguided by the Gnostic Manichean half-Christians, who indeed used the cross in their hybrid religion, this vision of the cross superimposed on the sun could only be the same old cosmic religion, the astrological religion of Babylon. The fact remains: that which Constantine saw, is nowhere to be found in Scripture.

In the book of Johannes Geffcken, The Last Days of Greco-Roman Paganism, p.319, “that even after 314 A.D. the coins of Constantine show an even-armed cross as a symbol for the Sun-god.” Many scholars have doubted the “conversion” of Constantine because of the wicked deeds that he did afterward, and because of the fact that he only requested to be baptized on his death-bed many years later, in the year 337. So, if the vision of the cross impressed him, and was used as a rallying symbol, it could not have been in honor of the Savior, because Constantine continued paying homage to the Sun-deity and to one of the Sun-deity’s symbols, the cross.

The History of the church started back during slavery. When the slave masters wanted to keep their docile slaves in check or whoop them into submission, the use the bible to do so. The word of the Most High was high jacked and used as knives to the throat of the slaves. When in fact, the bible is about the Israelites, the ones you call slaves. Christianity is a religion while being an Israelite is a people, it is our birthright.

The daughter of the Roman Catholic Church. And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. Luke 21:8. The following words and terms used in Modern Churches (Christianity) today all have pagan origins and are found to be directly linked to ancient Sun-worship found in Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Teutonic-German, Hindu, and Persian cultures. English word forms of the names of Sun-deities in these ancient cultures still exist today and are used in Modern Believers. Faithful followers of the Most High should remove these words from their language, teachings, and indeed from their worship assemblies and prayers. These are just a few out of many names of false gods: Glory comes from the Latin word “Gloria” which is identified with the Sun as being radiant, shining, brilliant, bright as the sun. “Gloria” was a Roman goddess that was half-naked and held the zodiac signs. Praise is the correct word. Crucify/Crucifixion comes from the Latin word “Crux” and only appears in the Roman Catholic translation of the Greek manuscripts called the Roman Vulgate. The Greek language did not have a word for “crucify” or “crucifixion.” The Greek word used in the scripts was “stauros” which implied “impaled on a pole or stake” not a cross. He was hung, not crucified. Amen comes from the name of the Egyptian god of life and procreation; identified with the Sun-god as a supreme deity called “Amen-Ra/Amen-Rah/Rah. Selah is the correct word. Christ/Christian come from the Greek word “Christos” meaning “anointed/anointed one,” and was used in the pagan Greek and Roman religions to give reference to their Sun-god, “Helios.” Roman Emperor Constantine worshipped “Christos Helios” which means “Christ-The-True-Sun.” Christos originates from the Greek word “Chrestos” which means “good” and alludes to the Greek/Roman god “Chrestos.” “Chrestos” can be seen on a Mithras (Roman cult) relief in the Vatican. “Chrestos” as worshipped by Greeks and Romans was none other than “Osiris,” a Sun-deity of Egypt. Heretic Gnostics during the time of circulation of the New Testament scriptures also used the title of “Christos” for their purposes. Christian comes from the Greek word meaning “good men,” but was derogatorily applied in mockery to Messianic believers because they worshipped “Mashiach/Messiah of Israel” or the “anointed one of Israel” and not the “anointed” Greek god “Chrestos. God, Gad, God are all interrelated names. God was a common Teutonic-Germanic word that was applied to superhuman beings of pagan mythologies. Later the word “God” was adopted by Christianity as the generic name for the Supreme Being. It has become the most popular translation for the Hebrew word “Elohim.” As a result, most of Christendom believes that the Name for Elohim is “God” and does not know that the personal Name of the Father is IAM that IAM. Gad was the Babylonian/Canaanite/Syrian deity of “Good Luck” or “Fortune,” also called “Meni,” the god of “Destiny” who was regarded as the “Lord Moon.” The city of Gad was named after this deity. Gad was identified with Jupiter, the Sun-deity, and applied to Nimrod whose general character was that of a Sun-god or Sun-divinity. God was the Anglo-Saxon name for “good god” vs. an “evil god. Angel/Angels come from the Greek Word “Angelos” meaning “messenger/messengers. Angelos was the name of a Greek god associated with Sun-worship. In Hebrew lord is Ba’al. Ba’al was the Canaanite false god, often portrayed as the primary enemy of the Most High. The Semitic word “Baal” (meaning ‘”Lord”) was also used to refer to various deities of the Levant. There is no J in Hebrew; therefore, Jesus wasn’t the name of the Messiah. All these words, along with many more, are pagan and are also idolatry. Be careful not to invoke the names of other gods; do not let them depart from your lips in prayer and supplications, And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. Exodus 23:13 KJV. This is not the Christianity that the Messiah the savior and his 12 disciples brought forth!

Pivotal point of Christianity, “The Council of Nicea” in 325 AD. The Roman Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantine. Nicea was located in Asia Minor, east of Constantinople. At the Council of Nicea, Emperor Constantine presided over a group of church bishops and other leaders with the purpose of defining the nature of God for all of Christianity and eliminating confusion, controversy, and contention within the church. The Council of Nicea overwhelmingly affirmed the deity and eternality of the Savior and defined the relationship between the Father and the Son as “of one substance.” It also affirmed the Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were one deity. Constantine, who claimed conversion to Christianity, when he saw Jesus and a cross in the sun (which the cross has become the banner of the Christian faith) called for a meeting of bishops to be held in Nicea to resolve some escalating controversies among the church leadership. The Pagan holidays were debated, the Christians etc. Through this arrangement, Constantine was never truly converted he still practice pagan holiday celebrations and festivals. He declared Sunday as the Sabbath the Day of rest, in which the Most High never changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday.

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6 Wherefore, the children of Israel, shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. Exodus 31:16 KJV

Early believers kept the Saturday as the Sabbath until March 21, 321 CE when Pope Constantine passed a law requiring believers to worship on Sunday, the day Pagans worshipped the sun-god. Believers still kept Saturday as the Sabbath until another law was passed eleven years later. This law signed into the decree by Pope Constantine forbid believers to worship on the Sabbath (Saturday) and it was punishable by death by the Catholic Church. Many believers were burned alive and put to death because they chose to Obey the Laws and Commandments of Yahuah instead of the worthless words of a man: Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation, Psalm 146:3 Many people today understand the church as a building. This is not a biblical understanding of the church. The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia which is defined as “an assembly” or “called-out ones.” The root meaning of “church” is not that of a building, but of people. It is ironic that when you ask people what church they attend, they usually identify a building. Romans 16:5 says “… greet the church that is in their house.” Paul refers to the church in their house—not a church building, but a body of believers.

Sabbath : Friday sundown to Saturday sundown

  The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJ

Dilemma 54 – "Modesty"

Everyone’s into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters — Ayesha Curry

The Classy woman still exists in the age of social media that dictates that every piece of skin showing is your most valuable asset. It may get you some likes or lustful eyes. Honestly, how many of these women are marriage material? Let Hollywood be your guide? Maybe if your role model is Audrey Hepburn, whose style is both timeless and modest. I first saw Audrey in the late ’90s, never knew of her, but her style left me amazed, and her sophistication is utterly stunning.

So the world tells us to be more beautiful, erogenous and poised while governing your body by the way we sway our hips, exposing our breasts and rear end deliberately in hopes of manipulating men, arousing them sexually with one single glance. Letting other women or even mothers, tell you to wear seducing outfits in hopes of attracting men. There is much to be said about a woman who can humbly modestly present herself while everything surrounding her in based on how you look. She is bombarded with influences telling her to walk talk look dress and act like a woman with no maker, no guidance, no soul in an ignorant world, a bright light in the darkness! This breed of woman is scarce! But she exists, I am living proof now. If you are a woman that has no shame exposing herself by wearing tight or revealing clothes where your breast, thighs, and even labia (camel toe) can be seen. Please reconsider your spirit and be truthful with yourself about just what you are really doing. Because what we say, do and how we dress affects others, especially those that are younger and more impressionable, all young sisters you should see as your daughters. There is much to be said about a woman that presents yourself in such a way. You have the same body parts every other woman has. A man can quickly get that somewhere else. There is always another female with more to share. What he can’t understand is someone who has that unique personality coupled with the Most High’s character. It is your character that will keep him not your bottom size. If you notice, most women you see with these attributes, have no man with a house full of kids. It is your character that will keep him at the end of the day. Tight jeans, tight dresses, short shorts, and leggings leave nothing to the imagination only reveal the intimate details of your body. These clothing options are the fashion equivalent of too much information. This gratuitous divulgence of assets repels where skin tight clothing or private physical attribute revealers presumably with the hope to entice men. In layman’s terms, you know what you are doing, and the Most High is watching. You will be judged, ladies!

Fashion is sometimes scary or presumptuous. Although many will say that it is a reflection of your overall character, I believe it is indicative of a sinful nature.

To be treated like a lady you must dress like a lady. Mothers teach your daughters to be respectful ladies to cover their bodies which is pleasing in the eyes of the Most High. This photograph is the property of its respective owners.

Ecclesiasticus 26:9-12 KJVA

9 The whoredom of a woman may be known in her haughty(prideful) looks and eyelids.

10 If thy daughter is shameless, keep her in straitly, lest she abuses herself through overmuch liberty.

11 Watch over an impudent eye: and marvel not if she trespass(sin) against thee.

12 She will open her mouth, as a thirsty traveler when he hath found a fountain, and drink of every water near her: by every hedge will she sit down, and open her quiver against every arrow.

The most High did NOT create our sisters to be bad bitches! But contrarily, to be women that fear the most High God and to be ashamed of exposing themselves.

Ecclesiasticus 26:25 KJV

25 A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog, but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord.

A real woman respects herself, the devaluing that occurs on social media is disturbing. Females with nothing to offer to use their good looks to achieve their agenda, they degrade themselves for attention.

These females that show all their body on social media are whores, plain and simple, us men sure we look but these women we will never take them home to meet the family — Aaron.

Let me reveal to you a hidden truth, just because the typical ass kissing guy likes your looks through these social media or in real life, doesn’t mean that he respects it. There’s nothing honorable about 1,000 likes from flock perverts who are staring at your ass, breast, thighs and pretty faces entirely made up; imagining can they get you home and into their beds. You’re no longer a woman in their eyes, you’re a whore, a thot, a piece of meat or a vain imagination in the mind of a whoremonger. You want to be sexy and feel beautiful, I get it. But being respected and loved should mean more. Beauty is in modesty, and a real man will never truly love a woman he can’t appreciate. You can accomplish much more with a quality man using your brain, not your vagina. “Don’t believe the likes.” God-fearing men are leaders, they don’t chase booty.  A woman doesn’t need to show you her body to prove she’s a woman. Doesn’t need to walk around half-dressed to attract your attention. Doesn’t need to sleep with you to show her love. Doesn’t need to be loud for you to listen to her voice. Doesn’t need to fight you to reveal her strength. Doesn’t need to argue to prove her education. Doesn’t need to put you down to lift herself up. Doesn’t need to say a word to prove that she’s a woman, but most importantly, a real woman doesn’t require you unbuttoning her shirt to get to her heart. She doesn’t need to open her legs to get appreciation. She does need to drive into that bible like her life depends on it, and her king will come.

Examples of “Modest Dressing”

Covered in a lady-like manner, loose-fitting,  leaving your curves for your husband, not inspiring lust.

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The Bible even warns us of being haughty, arrogant, or narcissistic in the pursuit of physical beauty

– Isaiah 3:16-24 KJV –  “Moreover the Lord saith ,Because of the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton necks and wandering eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and make a tinkling with their feet; Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts….In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, the chains, and the bracelets and the mufflers, the bonnets, and the ornaments.

Mankind looks at the outer appearance, as proven in the bible in the depiction of the appointing of a new king of Israel. But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the HEART. 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)

Examples of immodest dressings:

Sensual attire exaggerating your cleavage, tightly fitting leaving nothing to the imagination.

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The world entices you with the lure of brand names, especially those high-end designer logos like Louis Vuitton and Hermes. It’s not only that the more you care about impressing other people with your appearance, the more likely you will overspend. In fact, the more focused you are on your own thoughts, feelings, and impressions you make on others, the more you’ll seek outwardly-recognizable status symbols like handbags and overpriced clothing. Being vain is beyond just about impressing others. More importantly, about looking kind to others and pleasing the Most High. It’s a natural high. Social comparison theory, initially proposed by social psychologist Leon Festinger in 1954, centers on the belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others to reduce uncertainty in these domains and learn how to define the self. Following the initial theory, research began to focus on social comparison as a way of self-enhancement, introducing the concepts of downward and upward comparisons and expanding the motivations of social comparisons. Downward social comparison is a great coping process because it allows you to view a bad situation by looking at others who are worse off than you (more impoverished, less attractive, more stressed) and concluding that things aren’t really so bad. Upward social comparison can cause you to berate yourself unnecessarily because you feel that you’re being outdone by your neighbors, comrades, family, co-workers, and Instagram-youtube-facebook friends. Your desire to impress people that could care less about, but not realizing that this disorder can promote psychological disorders.

If women love to vitiate themselves for attention, just imagine what they’ll do for money. When you present yourself as an erotic entity to a man, of course, that’s how his perception of you will be.  As a woman, you possess the exact same anatomy as every other woman does. There will always be someone else with a better body.  Cajole him with your intellect and virtue. Keep your legs closed, and you will be blessed with the quality man you seek.

You could be like Judith, Queen Esther, Deborah, Sarah, Susanna…. Our matriarchs of the Bible, effective representation of women that loved the Most High in action, words, and deeds. In today’s society, everyone is looking for someone to worship and to follow. Unfortunately, there is a lack of role models in today’s society.  Unfortunately, most of the women that man drools other today are witches like most celebrity women that can’t compare to the spiritual sisters of the Bible in looks or deeds. Beauty is more than your outer trapping, it is your character that resembles that of the Most High in action and acts.

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is VAIN: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. – Proverbs 31:30 KJV

REPENT!



 The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

"The 10 Isms"

1. Racism is indeed the largest “Elephant in the room” the progenitor of hatred and slavery. It is the grandfather of Darkism and Colorism, The Apex of a belief system that one race is superior to the rest: animosity toward other races.

What do they say we are….

NIGGERS * SPICS *COONS * DARKIES * BLACK * UGLY * MULATTOS *FEEBLE MINDED * UNFIT * IMBECILES * IMMORAL * CRIMINAL * CATTLE * SLAVES NEGROES * AFRO THIS OR THAT *MONKIES * SAVAGES * COLORED *JUNGLE BUNNIES * DIRT *JIGABOOS * ANIMALS *WET BACKS * SPOOKS *SAMBOO * ASIATIC BLACK MIXED * BIRACIAL* MULTIRACIAL * BURNT And so forth… Code words used to establish slavery.

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The differentness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess. — Carter G. Woodson

Racism is indeed the largest “Elephant in the room” the progenitor of hatred and slavery. It is the grandfather of Darkism and Colorism, The Apex of a belief system that one race is superior to the rest: animosity toward other races: a profound prejudice against black people or other ethnic groups based on color. Its core belief that people of different races have different qualities and abilities, and that some tracks are inherently superior or inferior to the other races. Slavery in America was the most significant catalyst for this kind of hate. First, let me demystify the general reference to race. I call it – “the powerful illusion.” For the theory of competition to exist, there has to be a superior race and inferior race for the ideal of separation. The method of race is a man-made system of classification created to division among people to classify people into specific groups. Organizing humans into various racial groups, including a selection process of what color fits into what category. Is it redundant to say the least, many have brought into the lie? Think about it can we as people draw any scholarship on race based on what one looks like. Race a group of humans which the populations have divided into a group based on physical characteristics. Biologically speaking, traits are inherited non-concordantly through our ancestors, which means they are inherited independently. If we were to go on genetics alone, there really isn’t a single genetic trait that distinguishes one race from another, even with varying degrees of melanin in the skin. Racism is an aborted attitude believing in a man made the illusion. If people that don’t know who they are they will understand, live, and thrive off of anything. You were sold to the nations, not for your destruction: but because ye moved God to wrath, ye were delivered unto the enemies. Baruch 4:6

The biggest progenitor of racism was slavery.

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There is a massive paper trail noting slavery in the United States of America but what about the four corners of the world where it all begin, that was similar to other forms of servitude practice where our people were kept enslaved. Like the Arabian, European slavery marketing of our people, which may be brutal of them all, like castration of young male genitals to make them eunuchs. The buck breaking and brutal rape of black women and children. The slave trade was in operation in the Arab world, Western Asia, Africa, and Europe beginning during the 19th century. The History of Arab Slavery in Africa by Owen Alik Shahadah (www.arabslavetrade.com) states in the relations and perfections section, ” Africans in the Indian Diaspora. The Afro-Arab relationship was riddled with complexities lined in a cultural nexus. And there is no doubt that racial discrimination against people of African origin was a hard reality. There is an escalation of racism as a casual association with Black Skin and Slave was made. And considering the era in which Islam emerged, it is therefore even more astounding and revolutionary to find such a strong tone of racial harmony and equality.”

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph. —Haile Selassie

2. Hate-ism is the practice of inequity that privileges light skin over dark skin.

The Hate….

Why don’t you straighten your hair? Are you African? #teamlightskin Why don’t you wear your hair natural? You should wear a weave! Where are you from? Can I touch your hair? You’re beautiful for a dark-skinned girl! You look like a monkey. Your hair is nappy. You are ugly. Go bleach your skin.

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The practice of inequity, hateism (Pigmentocrcy or shadeism) privileges lighter-skinned women and men over their dark-skinned counterparts. The Brown Paper bag rule – In the early 19th century the upper class black American societies would conduct the brown paper bag test to determine if a black person was sufficiently white enough to gain admittance or acceptance in church and other social clubs. If your skin was darker than a brown paper bag, you could not get in and were not accepted. Still, today in 2018, women and men are still being judged by the color of their skin, among blacks, within black communities where darkism thrives.

3. Colorism is indeed a known fact, a direct commencement of hostilities afflicted on a individual based on skin color that is used as the basis for a conclusion, or logic that interfaces that a black person possessing a lighter complexion is treated with a higher esteem than a person with a darker skin color.   This form of discrimination crosses a broad spectrum of skin color, it is the sister of light privilege and the cousin of racism. This was taught during the slavery where the lighter slaves were shown favor because their features, skin color, and hair texture was closer to that of the Aryan race (white people), the Nordic eccentric features with include, but not limited to, straight hair, light skin, light eyes, straight nose etc.. Colorism is not just limited to the black community, other dark nations suffer the injustices of it as well, both men and women. Light skinned or Biracial women are on the receiving end of this.

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Colorism, a term believed to be first coined in 1982 by Pulitzer Prize winner author Alice Walker, was defined by her to mean the “prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people based solely on their color.

It’s time we shift our focus from deliberating on this subject matter in meaningless preposterous idioms such as ‘yellow bone’ ‘darkie’ ‘tar baby’ and ‘red bone’ and got down to the real dispute. Most women in the world, worship the idol of beauty that demands adherence to a false standard of beauty (and worth). “The light skinned woman.” All around the world, the brown girls are discriminated against based on the color. Preferential treatment of lighter skin hues over darker hues occurs within racial and ethnic groups as well as between them. The practice of inequity, colorism (Pigmentocrcy or shadeism) privileges lighter-skinned women and men over their dark-skinned counterparts. This results in the skin lightening epidemic, self-hatred, low self-esteem and exposes how the media lifts the Caucasian woman since the beginning of white supremacy have been praised to elevated heights as the universal standard of beauty. Women around the world have been bombarded with so many different requirements of attractiveness. To be thin, but healthy; to have a flat stomach, but have ample breasts and a bigger rear end. And sorrowfully, in order to achieve the standard of perfection these women have increasingly been turning to plastic surgery, cosmetics, eating disorders, and self-mutation to fit this beauty standard the beguiling attraction of it and social imperatives that surround it. The quandary of a woman who does not possess any kind of beauty. This world is superficial where your validation is men drooling at you while walking down the street. What about “the woman that nobody sees” you know the one that is ignored by men? Society places so much pressure to be attractive and the procedures in which women pull out all the stops to modify their appearance by any means necessary. This society will train you in your way to think of a particular beauty standard even upon deeper reflection it will be imposed through universal thinking what our perceptions of beauty should be, its trains your mind directly or indirectly, through the power of subjection and propaganda their way of seeing and of appreciating beauty – The Beauty Ideal – embedded into our brains every second of the day through television, commercials, and the media. Sadly, for most of the brown girls in the world, they have a double disadvantage being a woman considered the least of all women and being of a member of the dark nation.

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Margaret Hunter in her book, “Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin tone” which in my opinion the best clinical study on the effects of colorism among blacks and Mexicans … states – “Although typically described as a “black “ or “Chicano” problem, colorism is practiced by whites and people of color alike”

4. Shadeism (Pigmentocrcy) the concept of self-hatred that has a pejorative connotation. Also, like racism, shadeism can be thought of as either dimensional in beliefs or multidimensional in perspective. In regards to shadeism, which can be manifested within or across racial and ethnic groups and can be multifaceted in views among all groups of colored people, not just black people.

5. Featurism is the discrimination of black people based on facial features.

Featurism is discrimination of black people based on facial features. Certain ethnic accentuated features such as a part of a face that contributes to its distinct character, especially the eyes, nose, or mouth. In layman terms for a black woman, could be but not limited to, wide nose, full lips, or bigger eyes. Your features are associated with your initial attractiveness. This term “featurism” was first coined by Robin Boyd in his book The Australian Ugliness (1960) but had a different connotation attached to it.

Although skin color is undoubtedly the most salient signal of racial identity in America, other actual or imagined bodily features have also been seen as distinctive markers of Negritude. These include the shapes of heads, feet, lips, and noses as well as the texture of hair. – Randall Kennedy

6. Texturism is discrimination based on hair texture of black women its roughness, smoothness, coarseness, and fineness are judged as good or bad hair.

 Through history, the black woman’s hair texture has been under scrutiny due to the excessive curly nature.
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Black hair is a target of “texturism.” The question is “why has the world scrutinized our hair?” While we are burning it with chemicals and heating tools, and tearing it out with weaves and glue. For 400 years +, the general population of black people has been imparted to by white people that their hair texture and skin is superior to that of black hair and black skin. This welcomed the birth of hair obsession. A majority of blacks perceive straight, silky and downy hair as best. When in fact, wooly hair is scientifically superior to straight hair. Coiled hair acts as antennae conducting the electromagnetic energies of the sun. These are the benefits that our ancestors had in the cotton fields in intense heat. Kinky, afros, nappy, curly, pressed, permed, weaves or silken flow? What is our obsession with hair and how does it affect our perceptions of what is considered attractive? This differentiation of various textures of hair that disregards our hair as being good that sociological programming still continues today. For as long as I remember people often asked me after examining my mid back length hair, “Is all that hair yours?” or “Do you have Indian in your family?“ In the literal sense of logic or even common sense what they are saying to me is that a black female can’t have long hair unless she is mixed with something. Now, this thought process was first initiated by Willie Lynch back in slavery times and is still relevant today. So the term “Nappy” was created by the white man and was adopted for centuries by black people but in reality, our hair has a helix (spiral) pattern. It’s the same pattern as whirlwinds and sound waves and DNA. Our hair is meant to grow outward as a tree, not downward like a cascading waterfall. When our hair is given proper care, it’s fluffy soft. Not only that, our hair is high-volume, high-definition. Our hair doesn’t hang down, it’s not limp, lifeless and flat, it never lacks volume, and you’ll never see a sister wearing a “bump-it” to get the illusion of voluminous hair. We don’t need it. We can take our hair from kinky to curly to wavy to straight and back to kinky again if that’s our desire. Our hair can even defy gravity, and do so naturally. Others can’t. Our hair is a glorious crown, the “original” crown. Look how a crown is designed! So, when you see these so-called European royalty women wearing a crown. They are imitating the beauty of our hair! Wow isn’t that amazing! For black women, the straight hair bias is the culprit of texture prejudice that privileges the white woman’s texture as the supreme texture of hair. Black women are not aware that our hair is rich with soil, the color of dark chocolate, rises to the sky, vastness as space, coiled to perfection, and a mystery of the Most High.

For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory. – Jill Scott

7. Lightism is discrimination targeted towards light skinned black women who are validated because of their light skin.

Is all that your hair? What are you mixed with? I’d kill for your hair! #teamlightskin You don’t look black!
The house slave says, ” I am jealous of the field negro, they are free from the master’s house, they can think on their own.”
Photo Credit: Light Girl Documentary, Bill Duke.

Lightism is discrimination targeted towards light-skinned black women who are validated because of their light skin. The recipients of light skinned privilege that is mistreated by darker skinned blacks, not fitting in based on color in both the white and black communities.

I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African-American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It’s never an issue for me. – Annie Ilonzeh

Lightism is closely related to the discrimination that I have felt through the years. Here are some comments that have been spoken to me as a light cafe au lait colored woman:

You think you all that? You think you better than me? You’re a high yellow heffa! Your piss-covered. You think you’re white. Your nice women that look like you are usually mean. You think you too good to talk to me. You’re stuck up. You’re an oreo cookie. You ain’t all that! Your high maintenance. I am not jealous of you. (Funny no one ever said that this person was) You too beautiful, I hate you. You act like a white girl. You are a BAD bitch. You are a redbone. You’re a yellow bone. Your hair has got to be a weave; it’s too long. You’re an uppity negro. Is all that your hair?

People sometimes ask me or say to me the craziest things

You are so beautiful, what are you mixed with? Which one of your parents is white? When you are done with that face and that body gives them to me. You talk proper Did you have Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) your nose is perfect so small? You’re an Angel. You are so beautiful. I bet you were raped a lot as a child by the men in your family. You’re an uppity negro Is all that your hair Are all women in your country pretty like you. Can I touch your hair? You’re a genetically gifted alien. A man asked my late husband, How do you make a woman that beautiful happy? Your beauty is so unique I don’t know whether to stare, bow, or high 5 the guy next to me. You are gorgeous for a biracial girl I am surprised that you are friendly, a lot of women that look like you are stuck up. How does it feel to be that beautiful? So they think you are the most beautiful woman in the world, but no matter how gorgeous you are, it will never be acknowledged on the level a white woman has been.

Although colorism, lights, and darkism each have a mirage of complexities and prejudices that the impact of all three can be devastating but yet the same. As people of color, we should first seek the Highest for clarity, turn from our wicked ways, and love one another. Knock down the borders that keep us shackled to the brainwashing that took place with our ancestors. Together we must walk together in truth and that truth will set us free.

8. Lookism is discrimination that affects all nations the world over, Lookism is a concept where discrimination occurs to unattractive people; mainly in the workplace but also in social settings. While not classified in the same way as racism and colorism. Lookism is worldwide and affects how people are perceived as well as changing their opportunities in terms of relationships, job opportunities, perks, and social status.

What does it mean to never pay for what you want, get all the best jobs and opportunities, attracting potential mates and the richest. Everyone wants to be the object of someone’s attention. Let’s face it, being perceived as good looking has its advantages, it means never having to change a flat tire and in some cases pay for anything. Beautiful people are perceived as good, happy and fulfilled. Society tends to treat you better when you look your best.

Lookism is a discrimination that affects all nations the world over, Lookism is a concept where discrimination occurs to  unattractive people; mainly in the workplace but also in social settings. While not classified in the same way as racism, colorism, and darkism. Lookism is worldwide and affects how people are perceived as well as affecting their opportunities in terms of relationships, job opportunities, perks, and social status.

Lookism is a funny thing, I have walked into a store and someone pays for my clothing. I have been skipped to the front of lines quit frequently. I have had my fair share of perks.

9. Tokenism. This is usually initiated by a white person that uses a non-white or black person in any form to represent the illusion that there are unity and fairness in whatever situation. An illusion of racial adversity in that any case.

This Ism has a singular narrative usually omit an entire race group but picks one to give the impression that the cause is an equal opportunity model for others to see.

10. Beauty-ism. 

All around the world, brown girls are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. Preferential treatment of lighter skin hues over darker hues occurs within racial and ethnic groups as well as between them.  Women around the world have been bombarded with so many different requirements of attractiveness. To be thin, but healthy; to have a flat stomach, but have ample breasts and a more prominent rear end. And sorrowfully, to achieve the standard of perfection these women have increasingly been turning to plastic surgery, cosmetics, eating disorders, and self-mutation to fit this beauty standard the beguiling attraction of it and social imperatives that surround it.
 
 
 
 
The quandary of a woman who does not possess any kind of beauty. This world is superficial where your validation is men drooling at you while walking down the street. What about the woman that nobody sees you know the one that is ignored by men? Society places so much pressure to be attractive and the procedures in which women pull out all the stops to modify their appearance by any means necessary. This society will train you in your way to think of a particular beauty standard even upon deeper reflection it will be imposed through universal thinking what our perceptions of beauty should be, its trains your mind directly or indirectly, through the power of subjection and propaganda their way of seeing and of appreciating beauty. 
Some Initial Tips for Breaking free from the “isms”
1. Repent of your SINS, keep the commandments and follow the Most High God of Israel.
1. Stop watching television where it pertains to programming suggesting European standards of beauty. If watching TV, make sure your child is watching people that look like them.
2. Speak positively to your child, encourage them on their beautiful skin color and hair. Don’t show favoritism with a child over the other. Children are very impressionable at a young age. Plant good seeds where your children are concerned.
3. Never tease anyone in front of your children concerning their color only have good things to say.
4. Cease from using terms to describe the color of skin like “darkie”, “high yellow”, “redbone,” and referring to people as “Black and ugly” as if being “Black” automatically indicates that one is also “ugly.”
5. Surround yourself with images of people of color through books.
6. Don’t allow people to tell your kids that their hair is bad and the skin is too dark.
7. Read the bible to them and teach them the ways of the Most High.
8. Educate yourself then teach your children about their history.
9. Comment darker people on their looks around your children.
10. Show them movies about positive black people promoting each other.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

© Vashtiy Alsaudamir, The Brown Girl Dilemma

Dilemma 7 – "Colorism"

Colorism is indeed a known fact, a direct commencement of hostilities afflicted on an individual based on skin color that is used as the basis for a conclusion, or logic that interfaces that a black person possessing a lighter complexion is treated with a higher esteem than a person with a darker skin color. This form of discrimination crosses a broad spectrum of skin color, it is the sister of light privilege and the cousin of racism. This was taught during the slavery where the lighter slaves were shown favor because their features, skin color, and hair texture was closer to that of the Aryan race (white people), the Nordic eccentric features with include, but not limited to, straight hair, light skin, light eyes, straight nose etc.. Colorism is not just limited to the black community, other dark nations suffer the injustices of it as well, both men and women. Light skinned or Biracial women are on the receiving end of this.

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Colorism, a term believed to be first coined in 1982 by Pulitzer Prize winner author Alice Walker, was defined by her to mean the “prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people based solely on their color.

It’s time we shift our focus from deliberating on this subject matter in meaningless preposterous idioms such as ‘yellow bone’ ‘darkie’ ‘tar baby’ and ‘red bone’ and got down to the real dispute. Most women in the world, worship the idol of beauty that demands adherence to a false standard of beauty (and worth). “The light skinned woman.” All around the world, the brown girls are discriminated against based on the color. Preferential treatment of lighter skin hues over darker hues occurs within racial and ethnic groups as well as between them. The practice of inequity, colorism (Pigmentocrcy or shadeism) privileges lighter-skinned women and men over their dark-skinned counterparts. This results in the skin lightening epidemic, self-hatred, low self-esteem and exposes how the media lifts the Caucasian woman since the beginning of white supremacy have been praised to elevated heights as the universal standard of beauty. Women around the world have been bombarded with so many different requirements of attractiveness. To be thin, but healthy; to have a flat stomach, but have ample breasts and a bigger rear end. And sorrowfully, in order to achieve the standard of perfection these women have increasingly been turning to plastic surgery, cosmetics, eating disorders, and self-mutation to fit this beauty standard the beguiling attraction of it and social imperatives that surround it. The quandary of a woman who does not possess any kind of beauty. This world is superficial where your validation is men drooling at you while walking down the street. What about “the woman that nobody sees” you know the one that is ignored by men? Society places so much pressure to be attractive and the procedures in which women pull out all the stops to modify their appearance by any means necessary. This society will train you in your way to think of a particular beauty standard even upon deeper reflection it will be imposed through universal thinking what our perceptions of beauty should be, its trains your mind directly or indirectly, through the power of subjection and propaganda their way of seeing and of appreciating beauty – The Beauty Ideal – embedded into our brains every second of the day through television, commercials, and the media. Sadly, for most of the brown girls in the world, they have a double disadvantage being a woman considered the least of all women and being of a member of the dark nation.

Confessions of a “Colorist.”

Colorist | Unlike a racist, a colorist doesn’t factor race but uses the tone of ones skin to determine chracteristics about an individual.

The Colorist seeks nothing less than to objectify the color aesthetics of dark skin.

My interview with Michael, a 48 year old, Colorist.

Q: What do you think a colorist is?

Michael: A person that denies a person strictly by the color of their skin.

Q: Are you a colorist?

Michael: I think that the term “colorist” is redundant, I would call it to preference instead.

Q: What is your preference?

Michael: I like light women (like yourself) with pretty good long hair, eyes, pretty smile, beautiful figure, and so forth.

Q: You know you can find all the external qualities in dark women to, do you agree?

Michael: No darker women are ugly. I need me a red-bone, yellow-bone dimepiece.

Q: You are a dark skinned man is this a product of self-hate?

Michael: No, not at all. I don’t want someone darker than me I want someone that can make me look good, improve my status, and give me pretty children I can be proud of.

Q: Do you think that there is a problem with your belief system regarding skin color?

Michael: Yes, well, maybe.

Q: Do your thinking your european preception of beauty where did it originate, from the outside world influence or was it taught by your parents?

Michael: When I was a child, my mom always told me to date a light/white woman to have some pretty children with that good hair. I was not able to date darker women, and as I got older, my preference for lighter women never changed. Just maybe there was a level of influence at that young age but its not my fault.

Q: Do you think that your opportunity for success will be impacted by your skin color?

Michael: Dark-skinned men are a hot commodity around the world. I don’t see that happening.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 KJV

The mystery of what the elephant in the room is “”””?”””….Drum roll please, it’s a big one so make preparations right now. Now before you get your panties or boxers in a bunch. Relax free your thinking this is the reality for all of us. This is not something contrived or a figment of our imagination. Now go get you some tea and coffee as we analyze this topic together. The elephant in the room is….. *The Isms* “Racism-Colorism-Texturism-Featurism-Lightism-Shadeism (Pigmentocrcy)-Lookism-Hateism

It is no accident that people of color have been plagued with the nine “isms” associated with our destruction economically, the family, financially, legally, socially, and historically. The ideology of the “isms” progresses from one experience to another. Systemic injustice has plagued our experience and there seems to be on antidotes or solutions in sight.

“The isms”

There are 64 color shades & 64 hair textures. Colorism is indeed a known fact, a direct commencement of hostilities afflicted on an individual based on skin color that is used as the basis for a conclusion, or logic that interfaces that a black person possessing a lighter complexion are treated with higher esteem than a person with darker skin color. This word was first introduced by Alice Walker, the author.  Featurism is discrimination of black women based on facial features. Certain ethnic accentuated features such as a part of a face that contributes to its distinct character, especially the eyes, nose, or mouth. This term was first coined by Robin Boyd in his book The Australian Ugliness (1960). Texturism is discrimination based on hair texture of black women its roughness, smoothness, coarseness, and fineness are judged as good or bad hair. Lightism is the discrimination targeted at light-skinned black women who are validated because of their light skin. The recipients of light-skinned privilege that is mistreated by darker skinned blacks, not fitting in based on color in both the white and black communities.

Colorism, Pigmentocracy, As with racism or prejudice, the concept of colorism has a pejorative connotation. Also, like racism, colorism can be thought of as either dimensional in beliefs or multidimensional in perspective. In regards to colorism, which can be manifested within or across racial and ethnic groups and can be multifaceted in views among all groups of colored people, not just black people. The brown paper bag theory, Snow and Glow organizations have perpetrated the fallacies associated with these mindsets and beliefs. The One drop rule, and Shadeism with Hashtags: #teamlightskin, #teamdarkskin This issue of colorism not only effects black people but any people of color – nonwhite people like East Indians, Asian, South Americans and so on…. In India, light skin on a pedestal whereas here in the United States, white people frequently tan to look darker like us. The British colonization and slavery played a significant role in the separation of people due to their color. Never understood the reasoning because brown is beautiful! The practice of inequity, colorism (Pigmentocrcy or shadeism) privileges lighter-skinned women and men over their dark-skinned counterparts. The Brown Paper bag rule – In the early 19th century the upper class black American societies would conduct the brown paper bag test to determine if a black person was sufficiently white enough to gain admittance or acceptance in church and other social clubs. If your skin was darker than a brown paper bag, you could not get in and were not accepted. One drop rule was instated in the United States to keep the white lineage pure. Colorism, a term coined by Alice Walker in 1982, is not a synonym for racism. “Race” depends on multiple factors (including ancestry); therefore, the racial categorization does not solely rely on skin color. Skin color is only one mechanism used to assign individuals to an ethnic category, but the race is the set of beliefs and assumptions assigned to that category. Pigmentocracy is the chart in which light skin is measured. The even bigger elephant in the room is the hatred among black people and other nations that view skin color as the determining factor of beauty and success. This brings me to “Lookism,” which is discrimination that affects all countries the world over, Lookism is a concept where discrimination occurs to unattractive people; mainly in the workplace but also in social settings. While not classified in the same way as racism, colorism, and Darkism. Lookism is worldwide and affects how people are perceived as well as changing their opportunities in terms of relationships, job opportunities, perks, and social status.

The “isms” effect all dark nations of the world:

Cuba Tila said, “They hate my nappy hair and dark skin.”

Brazil Adriana said, “My skin is too dark.”

 Mexico Rulo said, “They say I will never get married, I am too dark

 India Mena said, “My Mom buys me the bleaching cream

 Dominican Republic Maricel said, “They said I was dark and ugly.”

 Australia Tessa, “They say my skin is so dark.”

 Nigeria Eunice said, “They say I should bleach my skin.”

 Ethiopia Merit said, “They say I look like a black African.

 Pakistan Nida said, “My friend was prettier because she is fair skinned.

 Canada Jessica said, “They say I am too dark.”

 China Margaret said, “They say I should carry an umbrella to shield me from the sun, my skin is too dark.”

Margaret Hunter in her book, “Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin tone” which in my opinion the best clinical study on the effects of colorism among blacks and Mexicans … states – “Although typically described as a “black “ or “Chicano” problem, colorism is practiced by whites and people of color alike”

“To be beautiful, handsome, means that you possess a power which makes all smile upon and welcome you; that everybody is impressed in your favor and inclined to be of your opinion; that you have only to pass through a street or to show yourself on a balcony to make friends and to win mistresses from among those who look upon you. What a splendid, what a magnificent gift is that which spares you the need to be amiable in order to be loved, which relieves you of the need of being clever and ready to serve, which you must be if ugly, and enables you to dispense with the innumerable moral qualities which you must possess in order to make up for the lack of personal beauty.” ― Théophile Gautier, Mademoiselle de Maupin

© Vashtiy Alsaudamir, this interview is included in my new book.

Meet the electrifying beauty, Venika Kalambay, a London based fashion model and youtube beauty influencer.

Q: As a model have you ever experienced racism or colorism? If so, give me an example?

I think there are small instances where you can sense undercurrents of racism but I, fortunately, have not had any severe experiences of direct racism, perhaps growing up in London has meant that I am a part of a broader range of cultures and people are more accepting of different religions here. My father lived and worked in the Middle East for about 3 years and visiting him was one of the first experiences where I felt as though I was in a completely different era in terms of time because people were so fascinated by me, my black mother and black sisters.

Q: What was the best compliment you ever received and what was the worst?

I always get complimented on my eyes, I have super big eyes (at least I think) and people always tell me how drawn to them they are. One of the worst compliments I received was actually something that wasn’t outwardly rude but reading between the lines, I understood what was being said. I was at the till point at my job, and I was serving a lady, I could clearly hear from her accent that she was South African. We began to chat and then she said that she thought I was beautiful, to which I replied with the apparent niceties. She then proceeded to ask where I was from, and I replied The Democratic Republic of Congo, to which she then asked if both my parents were black and I replied yes, they were brought up in the same area of Congo. She then asked if I was sure, to which I replied yes, to add another level of awkwardness to this situation she then began to point at my face and say, no, this, this – looking at me – you have to be mixed with something, is there anyone white in your family? At this point, I was convinced she was honestly just trying to find out more about where I had come from when it was explicitly evident what she was trying to say. After this whole awkward conversation, I relayed the entire thing to my colleague, who happened to be a black male and at this point, I was beginning to feel so incredibly stupid and naive as he was attempting to make it clear to me precisely what the woman was hinting at. It was obviously too hard for her to just point out that I was pretty and leave it at that, she couldn’t believe that I was 100% black. This was my very first “pretty for a black girl situation,” and I was fortunate enough to be old enough, I believe I was 21 at the time, to not allow the situation to knock my confidence in any way. The most shocking thing that was her daughter was standing next to her the whole time, and I was so confused as to why she would allow her daughter to be around her when she was making such blatantly racist comments.

Q: Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows?

As confident as I may appear now, it took me a long time to get to this point. I would honestly say that I never really felt beautiful until I was about 19 years old and now I cannot possibly understand how and why it took me so long to appreciate my talents and the qualities I possess that are so unique to me. When I was maybe 14 or 15, I read a book by Kimora Lee Simmons called ‘Fabulosity: What It Is & How to Get It,’ which taught me so much about being a woman, it taught me such incredible and valuable life lessons and most importantly the book helped me to finally gain some confidence and start loving myself. I am so incredibly grateful to Kimora for indirectly giving me that through what she offered in that book, she holds an unusual place in my heart and to this day I always refer to that book as the book that changed my life.

Q: What would you say to a younger girls growing up with issues of colorism? Being hated because she has a darker skin tone?

It took me a long time to finally begin to love myself and my skin and all the little imperfections so I can understand how hard it is for young girls growing up in 2017. My advice would be to stay true to your reality, do whatever it is that makes you happy and have a belief in your magic that is so unwavering that there is not one person that can tell you otherwise. Don’t focus on growing up too fast, as apparent as that advice may seem, as you get older you will definitely wish for those happy moments that you only really have when you’re young, where nothing else matters but having fun at that moment. Be kind and have courage.

Q: Do you think that light skinned women are treated better?

I most definitely think that light skinned women are seen as more desirable. I think particularly in the case of love and relationships, men, especially black men, do always gravitate towards light skinned women, I cannot speak for other areas of life, but that is mainly where I can see evidence of this. I think music culture has definitely contributed towards this, as these women are often more glorified in music videos and popular culture as opposed to darker skinned women, however, I think we see a shift and people are realizing how beautiful darker skin is.

Q: How has been dark-skinned affected your life? Both negatively and positively..?

I wouldn’t necessarily define myself as dark-skinned, I see myself as a black woman, I never put those kinds of labels on myself because I believe people can sometimes get fixated on just being that one thing. What is often the most frustrating thing is that I am black. I have brown skin, I have cousins who have fairer skin than me, but I don’t feel my complexion is particularly dark. But often I think that because some people only see light skin women as the norm, they label everyone even a tad bit darker as dull skin, which I don’t feel is right and it is almost seen as though is a bad thing to be darker. God created us in all different shapes, colors, sizes, and this is the positive that I choose to take from something that can be so negative. I don’t allow those experiences to stay embedded in my head, I remember I am beautiful, smart, kind, and I keep it moving. In the past 2 years, however, being black is definitely being more celebrated, and I am incredibly proud to say that now more than ever, I feel a part of such a healthy community. Since I am a beauty blogger, I would definitely say that sometimes it is challenging because I don’t truly feel that black creators are given opportunities to grow as quick as our white counterparts and this is something we need to push for. I think there are so many beauty brands that are incredibly problematic in not having shade selections that are available for the lightest of light to the darkest of the dark because this contributes to the feeling of colored skin girls not feeling worthy enough to be included. To name a few, Too Faced, Tarte, it is not acceptable, and I will always use my voice to speak about such injustices. While not attempting to discount everything I have just said, I have to be honest and the state as a black woman, I understand the power in my voice, and overall, I have had a positive experience as a black woman in this industry. Whether it be because I am on the lighter end of the spectrum when it comes to “dark-skinned girls,” I’m not sure. I am always going to choose to love myself and to ensure that what I do and my contribution to the world is what sets me apart and not the color of my skin.

My light skin privilege, her dark skin disadvantage

1. Society, media and television programming promote (glibly facile) among black women. 2. Dividing black into the lines of color (willie lynch letter) in slavery days. 3. Parents don’t teach their children how valuable they are in skin color and hair texture but promote self-hatred (tongue) self-hatred spoken in words.

Envy of others is something taught you have been programmed to perceive something that is not necessarily better than you. From the moment you are born, imagery plays a big part, what you hear about yourself. Blacks were taught to be envious of each other in relevance to light skin and dark skin. The light skinned is raised to fill entitlement while the darker skinned is taught to hate the way they look it’s not good enough. Before slavery, there were no weaves, perms, relaxers, lighting creams, or a desire to be anything other than what you were created for. In the beginning, we are beautiful from our hair to the color of our skin. I clothed thee also with broidered work and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands and a chain on thy neck. And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver, and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God. Ezekiel 16:10-14 KJV

Dark Vs Light series… Do light skinned women feel a sense of entitlement? Part 1

90 % of people I questioned stated that MOST but not all light skinned women felt entitled. Here are a few views on this subject. Charmaine, a light-skinned woman with green eyes and kinky short hair. “First of all I am light skinned, but I feel that light skinned women/biracial/multiracial women have a sense of entitlement… we feel entitled in everything we do, and we are better than dark skinned women. We are loved by all the men, and they treat us like trophies and that we are. We are competitive with one another we compete for men and position all the time. Secretly we don’t like each other, at least, with dark skin women, we are sure to stand out without trying, but with one our color we get picked through all the time. So light women, we are the most insecure and hateful because society and people make us feel we are better than the rest. After who do you think started #teamlightskin.” Tiffany, a product of a black father and white mother, light skinned with dark eyes and long curly hair Comment from Tiffany to Jaci, ” Two of my best friends are light skinned we live close to one another, have known each other since university days. We are not backstabbing one another through endless, so your stereotypes are ridiculous. You look black to me just black you just happen to be light, but you still have pure Negroid features and nappy hair. You are nothing like us light skinned people the beautiful ones the ones that count because we are exotic the biracial ones or the multiracial ones. You are just a nappy headed negro who just got lucky to have lighter skin, so don’t speak about us like you are one of us.”

Light Vs Dark Series.. Are dark skinned women filled with jealousy and hatred toward light women? Part 2

80% of dark-skinned women I questioned stated that there was no underlined hatred of light-skinned woman, and if there was it was because of the treatment from the light skinned women or other people in general.


Omokoyo, a dark-skinned coffee shop owner, I hate no one, the experiences that I had with light skinned women have been nothing but evil. I was picked on a lot by light-skinned girls that thought they were better than me, I was teased called darkie and ugly. They had the unwarranted favor they felt they were the shit and the guys loved them. Oh, how I wanted to be them.


Angela, A dark-skinned former beauty queen, Participating in pageants my whole life, the competition was fierce, but most of my light skin fellow contestants were downright nasty to me, but fortunately for me, I have tough skin, and hey I won the pageants! They always said to me, “Don’t play in the sun, my sister.” The Envy among WOMEN in general. The Haters.

Contrary to popular belief, “Envy” is a universal social epidemic not only prevalent to the black woman but to white, Asian, Hispanic, and so many more nationalities. The common thread of this insecurity has spread through white supremacy. The desire to possess something that another has, whether property or even their looks. Women engaged in this pandemonium of envy are at the root of why women compete with one another. The triggers of jealousy for men and women are different. Like some women, most men, are envious of superficial attributes, money, and position in life. Ladies, no woman, like no man, is perfect. No woman is genuinely and utterly content with herself light or dark. It’s a curse to envy I’m not sure we’ll ever fully break the bonds of jealousy, but we can learn to love the skin we are in.

My interview with Emmitel Abongwa Ndumu Ph.D

Q: Do you think colorism and racism the biggest elephants in the room?

Emmitel: Certainly, they were birthed from white supremacy and European colonialism, this thinking is the philosophy of civilization. In Race and the dogma of skin hue, it is the real war but I say throw the baby out with the bath water. When people wake up then change will come.

Q: Does skin color define beauty?

Emmitel: Facial features define beauty – the harmony of facial features along with symmetry places a big part in identifying facial beauty. Skin hue or color is not responsible for defining beauty. Although, people do pay more attention to lighter skin.

Q: What is your take on the light skin/ dark skin situation among people of color?

Emmitel: Worldwide it’s a real struggle among our people, and a superficial one that has taken a dangerous turn with skin lightening creams which has cancer agents in them but still they are going down that path. Bottom line, a woman of any shade must be comfortable in her skin don’t buy into the lie that light is better. Diversity is beautiful and unique.

 Since “Dark Skin” is highly criticized, these are some of the stereotypes and fallacies associated with melanin-carbon enriched dark skin:

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Dark Skinned women are ashy… They are ugly… They are lazy … They are on welfare… They look like monkeys… They are the ugliest woman in the world… They will never get married… They all wear weave… They are evil… Everyone hates them… They don’t get good jobs… They will always be poor… The hair is so nappy… Recipient of Pretty for a dark girl syndrome… Perceived as being envious of all light skinned women… Discriminated against because of skin color… Automatically perceived as being a bad person… Judged primarily on skin color and hair texture…

My Q & A with Roderick Israel, a dark skinned Investment Banker

Q: Do dark skin men experience the same colorism as dark-skinned women?

Roderick: Not exactly but in the business world we really have to prove ourselves.

Q: How do date dark skinned women?

Roderick: Yes exclusively. You are drop dead gorgeous but I love my dark skinned sisters.

Q: What advice would you give to a dark-skinned woman facing colorism?

Roderick: That things will not change for her until she gets into the truth and surrenders all to Christ. Like I told my daughter, the world will never accept her, she must accept herself.

Elvira “Cookie“, a fashion consultant from Panama.

Q. What is the best compliment you have received on your skin color?

Cookie: You’re beautiful for a dark-skinned girl!

Q: How did that make you feel?

Cookie: Actually I wanted to slap the guy that said if he was so ignorant to my feelings. He was saying that dark skin women were not attractive.

Q: What has been your experience as a dark-skinned female?

Cookie: Not good.

Q: Tell me about your experiences.

Cookie: for starters, I was picked on a lot as you know, I was looked over for modeling jobs. I was called ugly, darkie, smut dog, burnt wood, and being from Panama didn’t help they are just as color struck as being blacks in America. None of the guys wanted me they always looked at you, I felt left out, but you ever made me feel good about myself. The guys really were the worst.

Q: Some black men can be so ignorant.

Cookie: They always gave more attention to the light skinned women like you, even if they are not as beautiful as you. That is one thing I couldn’t also understand if a woman is light but ugly, they still preferred her. That is why I dated and married a white man, he treats me like a queen. Q: It is really the facial features that make someone pretty, not the skin color. Those guys had brought into a lie that was set into motion long before we existed.

Cookie: You are so right but it doesn’t take away the pain of not being excepted by your own race.

Q: How did your mother help you deal with it?

Cookie: She didn’t at first, she told me I would never be a symbol of beauty because I was dark. Now she tells me that I am an excellent role model for dark women. Enough about me so – we are talking about me but how about you being light skinned? What is your biggest problem with being light skinned?

Q: I will cover that in the light-skinned privilege section.

Cookie: That is good to know.

Q: Do you think that light skinned women issues are more damaging than dark skin women issues?

Cookie: No, I think dark skinned women have it worse.

Q: So what advice would you give to other dark-skinned girls/women?

Cookie: To be comfortable in your black skin. Your black skin will never change. So love it.

I must admit that it was tough for me to write on this topic of “privilege” I didn’t want to appear to be a narcissist or presumptuous. I believe that physical beauty is measured by your features and symmetry, not skin color. It’s really in the eye of the beholder literally. I have traveled the world, there are endless beautiful dark and light woman the world over, all possess one common thing – their facial features an in harmony together. So the theory that your skin color makes you attractive only is a fallacy. Not to be believed. The whole premise of a debate of light vs. dark is unsettling, ignorant, and not edifying the unity between women of all shades of brown. Willie Lynch created a standard method for teaching slaves divisive behavior and through colonization people around the world have adopted these self – denigrating issues that light skin is the best and anything that deviates from that theory is not good. Lynch supported division to keep the light slaves against the dark slaves to prevent rebellion and unity among blacks. Still, today that residue from the past has conditioned people around the world to adopt “light Skin” as the best. This is a general world problem not just by black people but many nations face this reality daily in America, India, Africa, Latin American, South America, Brazil, Dominican Republic, the West Indies, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba just to name a few. In these countries, the lighter you are, the more beautiful you are perceived as, the smarter, and the nicer. The Darker you are, the more you have recognized the s menace to society, evil, and ugly. These stereotypes are far from the truth, people of color are still suffering from healthy delusional thinking based on skin color. Most feel that a light-skinned woman has attained a status, reached a level of success, met the European standard of beauty that dark-skinned women could never measure up to. As for the white woman, she doesn’t have to try, they woke up in privilege. They have been born this way. They have become a god.

My light skin privilege

Is Beauty a Gift or a Curse? I was born into the privilege of walking the earth as a genetic freak, often referred to as beautiful. In a world where beauty is considered a gift and a curse. You see it is a double-edged sword for me, on the one hand, I have been praised highly for my physical attributes. Considered the “outcast” or the polar opposite “the trophy doll.” In my lifetime, people have been extremely generous with their compliments on my physical attributes, but on another hand, I live with the curse of being a darker hue toned woman, a non-white woman. There are opportunities that I will never get because of my skin color. The acceptable light skinned synopsis. What is it like to be in a shell, melanin light café au lait hue woman? Honestly, I never thought my color played much in my life, success, or in general. I never really came to that realization until now. I always thought that my personal beauty was based on my facial features and other attributes not so much the pigmentation of my skin I will have to admit that my alleged light-skinned privilege has given me endless opportunities: Opulent gifts from men, modeling opportunities, many marriage proposals, free stuff, better treatment, etc. Is all that people say about you is that you are pretty? Aren’t you tired of people always telling you you’re beautiful? That question was asked continuously of me… People were uncomfortable around me. I was embarrassed about being pretty whenever eruptions of phases referred to my beauty in front of others. I don’t handle attention concerning my aesthetics well. I felt insecure that I would get a compliment while others around me became unnoticed, people around me were irritated by that, even on social media. The negative treatment. This aspect runs so deep, finding myself in the pit on many occasions. Most of the animosity that I experienced from women, in general, were primarily but in the black community, it has been from both light and dark skinned women. Some of my friends are black, but most of my friends throughout the years have been Aryan Caucasian. Enduring many years of haters, negative remarks, jealousy, threats of injury to my being or violence, backstabbers, insecure women, sabotaging opportunities for me, prejudgment, and envy, jealousy, strife from my own people and other nations I have become desensitized by the effects of it now it just rolls off like water on a duck’s back. The Downside of Beauty. I know a lot of women would put the “unfairness treatment” on a specific shade of color, but my negative experiences have been with both light and dark skin women, and also other nationalities. Women, in general, suffer insecurities about their beauty across the board. Caucasian woman, as well as other nations of women, have their own beast of burdens like fitting into the media perception of perfection the supermodel fantasy look. I learned a long time ago that what people say about doesn’t dictate who you are. You have to be comfortable in your own skin.

The image I see in the mirror is what I really look like? Is my image a reflection of the Most High? My outer shell is made of dirt; it will return to the earth as dirt. The real me is not what is apparent to the eye, my soul perhaps? To be politically correct, my soul is my mind, will, and emotions. My soul will separate from my body when the silver cord is broken, at my death. My soul will receive the harshest judgment of all, whether it is placed in Abraham’s bosom of Hades, according to how I lived my life. The image I see is really just an outward expression of skin and features that are judged or scrutinized by the opinions of others. Mankind judges the outside but the Most High looks on the heart. “For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:17 ..With that said, our emphasis should not be on the flesh but on the condition of our souls.

Ceira

1. Tell me one of your darkest experiences being a light-skinned woman and how you were treated?

In my adult life I’ve never really had any dark experiences being the ‘dark or mixed girl’ in Ireland but when I was a child I was surrounded by white people and kids and was teased a lot of people would call me the “N-word,” made fun of my hair and tell me to straighten it. There was a grown woman that lived in my neighborhood who used to call me a monkey.

2. Is being beautiful a blessing or a curse? 

I think being physically beautiful is a curse because people tend to rely on it to get them through in life when it’s not a permanent thing. Also, people tend to criticize you and direct unwanted attention towards you. If you accept yourself and have confidence in how you look, being a beautiful person on the inside is a blessing as I do believe in karma.

3. What is the best compliment that you have received about your physical appearance? And the worst? 

The best compliments I receive are usually to do with my hair. The worst, “I like your face, but I’m just not into the whole black hair.”

4. Who in the black community treats you the best? Dark skinned women or lighter women? How do the people in Ireland treat you? 

I feel I get the most positive comments from dark-skinned women.

5. Do you feel that black women are united? 

Yes definitely. I’m obsessed with social media and every site I’m a part of the women support and accept each other, especially on Tumblr.

6. Do you think colorism exists and how would you change it? 

Yes, colorism definitely exists but I think most people discriminate subconsciously they don’t set out to hurt people of different races. The best way to start a change is to educate yourself and others and try to be open-minded towards people you don’t identify with an open-minded towards people who don’t identify with you.

7. What advice what you give to black women about life in general?

My advice to black women, in general, always believes you are worthy of love and respect you are terrific.

Astin 



1. Tell me something about you that nobody knows? 

No one really knows that I’m super sensitive. I play it off like I’m ok, but honestly, I’m super responsive.

2. What has been your experiences being a light-skinned woman? How were you treated? By dark-skinned women and other light skinned women? 

My experience being a light-skinned woman has been excellent and bad, on the one hand, other light skin women welcome me with open arms, and some dark skin women did too but not many growing up especially with having long hair. They often accused me of thinking, “I am cute.” Now, as an adult, people often think I am mixed due to my light skin color, the length, and the grade of my hair.

3. Do you think virtue is more important than physical beauty? 

Yes, virtue is more important than physical beauty, especially today. Physical attraction isn’t even real, whereas, getting caught up in physical beauty can and will lead you down the wrong path.

4. Do you think there is an injustice with the way dark-skinned black women are treated? Do you think the Willie Lynch Syndrome still exists today?

I think dark skinned women aren’t really being seen as the real beauty they really are. Their darkness of there skin is vibrant and beautiful, but society makes them seem ugly. The latest trends are mixed girls with black features. Dark skinned women are put in the back view a lot. Yes, I genuinely believe the Willie Lynch syndrome still exist today.

5. What is the best compliment that you have received about your physical appearance? 

My 8-year-old niece told my mom she wants to as beautiful as me and like me when she grew up. I am a woman of the Most High and family woman with modesty and live a natural lifestyle. I want to set an example for another young person is more than I can ask for. Too many lousy role models today.

6. What advice or would you tell a woman or young girl about how your life has changed coming into the truth about the Most High? 

I always thought I would come to the Most High when I was much older. Now I’m in the truth I wish I was way before now. All I need is to know the Most High and that bible is a special gift through the book your eyes will be opened to know good and evil what to watch out for. Your life will be for things that will make sense. And knowing that you and your children can be saved is the more excellent gift. Knowing the truth can really save your soul.

Her dark skin disadvantage

“Blacker the Berry the sweeter the juice. Darker the flesh the deeper the roots” — Tupac Shakur 

The degradation of dark skin has lingering effects from slavery and colonialism. The recipients of the most beautiful hues the most Melanin in the skin. Dark Skinned women are so regal the most beautiful of all their skin is silky and smooth such richness and history. What is Melanin? The pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Dark skin has been the ridicule of jokes. Stated as being the ugliest skin color. The most hated but yet the most emulated around the world many Caucasians tan annually to darken their skin. There is a deeper reason, a more sinister revelation, a deeper root conspiracy against the darker skin people. Whose hue unlocks their history. The reason why I named this segment “Dark Skin” disadvantage this is metaphoric representing the pain the injustice to all the dark women around the world. Dark skin is often associated with a lack of privilege with eliminates – “The Dark Skin disadvantage,“ But now in 2017 through social media, these perceptions may change for the better in la la land. Dark skin women are flaunting their melanin and gaining a massive following through natural hair movement and social media outlet only still be ridiculed by their peers. Black women have gone neck to neck with European standards of beauty. In slavery time, the dark-skinned slaves served as field Negros having to endure hot temperatures out in the heat of the south. They lacked the advantages of education, food, clothing, and opportunities as their light-skinned counterparts, who emulated whiteness for their benefits. So the perplexity of sorrow that has been endured by the darker skinned woman can only be deep-rooted in pain for generations. The mere fact of being overlooked by the very people of your race can be disheartening, to say the least. My hearts and my prayers go out to all my beautiful dark skinned sisters. I endorse your beauty as my own, we may be of different colors, but we are of the same stock and dilemma.

I remember the first time I heard this phrase, “The Dark the Berry, the sweeter the juice.” My dark skinned cousin made it in reference to her dark skin being better than my lighter skin.

Although there is a hatred for the darker woman of color, through my studies, there have been instances were the darker girls were perceived as beautiful. Here is another perspective of being Dark Skin from the strikingly beautiful Fumi Desalu-Vold, a dark-skinned fashion model and actress. This exert is from an episode of her youtube program “Sister2Sister” – the episode titled “DARK GIRLS” -My life as a DARK skinned woman” (Fumi Fashion and Beauty), Not all experiences of black women are alike, relatively that depends on what area of the earth you reside in.

I was very intrigued by what she said, “While in Scotland, she and her other siblings were spoiled by everyone, they were perceived as being special she experiences no racism what so ever this was in the ’70s.” Then when she moved to Nigeria, she noticed that a lot of women who bleached their skin. I think the most fundamental thing in any young girl’s life is her father, his acceptance of her beauty, and she had it. He told her she was beautiful. She didn’t experience any white supremacy, becoming the first supermodel of Nigeria. While at University in London she was often asked to model for the art department as well as the fashion department, they marveled at her look and skin color. The men from many nationalities highly regarded her as beautiful, especially the men from Italy, a country that is known for their love of black women. While in America, she discovered that it is a melting pot of nations and that her perceptive of herself might have been different if she lives there first.”

Wahima

Q: What was your most negative experience being a dark skin girl?

Wahima: As a dark-skinned adolescence I had many things said to me because of my skin tone. I was called names like “blackie” and “Tar baby”, but the worst is when I was called ugly directly to my face in a very casual, nonchalant manner by a boy in my class.

Q: What is the best compliment you have received on your physical beauty?

Wahima: The best compliment I’ve ever gotten was when I was 17 and a guy said to me “You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? You’re worth 2000”

Q: Who was your greatest inspiration?

Wahima: My older sister has been the greatest inspiration in my life. She has been through a lot in her life and yet she manages to keep her head up and move forward. She is one of the most pleasant, caring and loving people I’ve come in contact with.

Q: List anything you want to share your experiences as a dark-skinned woman?

Wahima: I’ve had good and bad experiences with being dark skinned, and most of it has been uphill through a tunnel. I’ve been so lucky to be able to come out the other side with confidence. The purpose  is to help uplift and help encourage other dark-skinned ladies to embrace their skin and their beauty. I want them to feel like they are apart of the beauty conversation and know that their beauty is valuable and worthy of praise.

Colorism around the World 

(Nigeria) Olaniyi Adeosun-Obabiyi

Q: How does skin bleaching affect Nigerian women?

Olaniyi: In Nigeria, it has become a common trend for women to bleach their skins. I have often asked other women the reason the phenomenon is on the rise, the women tell me that it’s because of the men; that men seem to prefer light skinned women. My respondent said to me if women are gathered in a place, they always see only the light-skinned ones. So in all of this, my understanding is that women who bleach have this sense of inadequacy and inferiority complex. The most unfortunate is the fact that some use very cheap creams to carry out this their trade. I have once had close ties with women that do the business of mixing these bleaching creams, and they tell me, they make a lot of money from their fellow women.

Q: Do you prefer light skinned women?

Olaniyi: I think I have dated lighter skinned women more in my life. Yea I can tell u I like stunning women and somehow, unfortunately, I tried to drop my taste, and unfortunately, it never fell. But if you ask me in all sincerity, what I usually look out for is a woman I am attracted and connected to. If a woman is light skinned and empty-headed, I am not interested. I am, and I will always be attracted to intelligence. Beauty will ever fade away, what’s left is the content.

(Mexico) Maria

Q: What are some of your experiences as a Mexican with the light skin vs. dark skin issue?

Marie: In my country, they value light skin at birth if you have light skin and bright eyes you are appreciated. Dark people are not worthy.

(USA) James

Q: How do white people view this light skin vs. dark skin issue among people of color?

James: I am married to a dark-skinned black woman who is very beautiful. As a white man and other white men can attest to this – We don’t look at the color of a black woman, dark is dark, there are no light people within the black community to us there are all black and we often wonder why it is such an issue along with natural hair with black people.

(Germany) Earnest

Q: What do you think about the rivalry between light vs. dark?

Earnest: It is only black people to measure themselves on skin color; it is time to wake up from our slumber and unite as a people.

(France) Julian

Q: Does the issue of light skin affect black men too?

Julian: No as bad as women but I do recall being called light bright and almost white in school as well be referred to as a ghost, but the white people treated me as one of them literally. Where women are concerned, I think the problem is that a lot of black men are color struck and that plays into all the hype surrounding this issue. Being a light-skinned man is was called the pretty boy a lot growing up

(China) Huang

Q: Is skin color relevant in China?

Huang: Pale skin is the epitome of beauty in China. A lot of women bleach their skin daily to achieve this look. We stay out of the sun.

Q: What is your experience?

Huang: I don’t use bleaching creams, but a lot of my relatives do. I just enjoy the skin I have that comes with ridicule from my relatives, but I have to learn to live with it. ‘Bai Fu Mei,’ which means the white, wealthy, and beautiful ideal standard for beauty for my country. In Asia, light skin is esteemed highly because it reflects high class in social circles, while dark skin is indicative of working manual labor outside associated with the poor.

(South Africa) Roger Tinley

Q: Is light skin important to men or is it just a woman issue?

Roger: It is relevant to everyone, men and women. We perceive light skin as a trophy because it is closer to white. I love the look of light skin.

(India) Shweta Rai

Q: Is light skin relevant in India?

Shweta: Yes, very much so. We worship light skin, we all want it, desire it. We think it makes us more beautiful and desirable in terms of marriage. We are told as girls that if we’re going to be chosen in marriage, we must lighten our skin. Bollywood endorses light skin that needs to change. Many dark girls and guys in India are pretty too. I am dusky that is why I support various lighting creams, I want to be fair and beautiful plus I want a husband, and this gives me a fair chance. Billions of dollars are spent annually for fairness creams in India, this is a precursor to marital status, and the naked Bollywood celebrities are literally worshipped as gods.

(Dominican Republic) Angela Gonzales

Q: Is being light skin important in the Dominican Republic?

Angela: My mother taught us to use bleaching creams and marry someone lighter than us to keep our race white looking. Like all the Caribbean and Hispanics countries all like light skin.

(Nigeria) Ugo Nwoke

Q: How important is light skin in Nigeria?

Ugi: Light skin from my personal observation seems to be selling in Nigeria. As far as looking beautiful goes, most women chose to lighten up their skin, and that calls for bleaching. The women in Nigeria bleach their skin as they wear lipstick daily. People pay more attention to light-skinned people, and a lot of women bleach their skin. I instead think Its more the colonial thing and what is seen on television and magazines. There is a fascination for light skin.

(Mexico) Maria Elena

Q: Is being light skinned or dark skinned an issue in Mexico?

Maria Elena: Yes, as a child, my Mom told me I was too dark. She would never let me go outside in the sun. I noticed that the lighter Mexicans were valued as being prettier. If you had bright eyes and skin, you were considered a treasure.

(North American Indian) Steven

Q: Is being light skin important within Indians?

Steven: When a tribe has a baby that has blonde hair and blue eyes, they are treated like this baby is a symbol of God. The baby is esteemed as very special and will have all the benefits entitled to light skin people.

(South Africa) Joyce

Q: How many procedures do you do annual to lighten the skin?

Joyce: 100 per month, maybe more or less but on the average 100 procedures per month. Q: Do you think light skin should be a reflection of beauty?

Joyce: No I think your features are they are more celebrated to change in my line of work.

I think people in my country place to much value on the way they look.

Q: What was a personal experience that you had with colorism?

Joyce: My first experience was with my Mom, who said, “I was so cute, but if I had light skin and long hair, I would be a beauty queen.” This was devastating to me, parents need to be aware of what they say to their children.

The Light Skin Preference

Dense, short, skinny, light eyes, dark eyes, white teeth, big but, long legs, long hair, short hair, or big boobs. These and other terms are associated with general preferences of individuals. The dividing line where choice becomes detrimental when you down another to fulfill your quota of personal preference. Clearly, preference can be defined as a selection of somebody or something: the view that one person, object, or course of action is more desirable than another, or a choice based on such a view. From the perspective of the “big picture,” we have options some are manipulated by our parents and the media as we identify with the culture and skin color. The psychological problems associated with preference, we are hard-wired at birth or in our most impressionable years to perceive you truth of another. We have got to come to an understanding of who we are (dilemma 11) and come together as a people. We as a people are so indifferent instead of embracing the whole spectrum of our array of color or hue we discriminate among our own people. I am sure that Willie Lynch is clapping in his grave for him did an excellent job of separating a people according to skin color, are we the modern day Willie Lynch? When will black people wake up? What are the preferences? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder or is it … Preference? We all have choices – Do we prefer coffee or tea? Do we prefer to wear this or that? Do you favor or dark people? What is a preference? A selection of somebody or something; the view that one person, object, or course of action is more desirable than another, or a choice based on such a view. What is a preference made? It can be embedded in teachings and philosophy by society. The power of suggestion like beauty can convince a person of believing a myth or lie. You hear or see something so much that it can become a preference. Preferences are actually performed to us through media, what you see is what you esteem the best. As a child, they can be programmed to accept anyone standard of beauty, through watching hours of television programming. We all have our preferences but where the danger lies when our decisions affect another person or shed light on an individual in a negative light. For examples:

1. Taking negative about your own race. (the self-hating negro)

2. Marrying someone to have light kids with curly hair. (the lousy hair myth)

3. Putting all black women or man in a bag together. (stereotypes of the black woman that don’t apply to everyone)

Proverbs 22:6 KJV “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Which is stating that there is a level of conditioning training that a child must go through to be able to except themselves and not be a partaker of negative views of superficial aspects of one’s self. Trying to differentiate the reason why there is such a light skin preference which leads to destruction mentally. I sometimes feel that it has always been about the white people controlling the slaves encouraging the controlled populations to fight amongst themselves so that they can be more easily manipulated. So I go back to slavery which was the biggest determiner of our psyche as black people. Willie Lynch Letter + Colonization = The Great Divide among our ancestor’s Media views of black people + parental agreement = Disillusionment of our people

Fullten, who is a mixed raced woman on tumblr stated,

“As a product of a black man chasing after white women, it makes me super uncomfortable when black men reblog my photos, and I go to their page, and it’s nothing but either, white girls or lite bites. Like, my dad dated nothing but white women, and my mother seemed to gravitate towards this type of black man, who would get a ton of arbitrary African statues from pier 1, listen to nothing but jazz, only buy from black artists, and yet, seemed to exclusively go for white women. I’ve heard my stepfather at the time say he loved her pale skin, and that he didn’t even know she was Spanish, he just saw white. These men foolishly gravitate towards whiteness like a moth to a low watt light bulb in the dark. My father and stepfather used the whiteness of my mother and the women they dated as a status symbol. It was common for my father to say ‘I got a big house, a Corvette, and a hot wife,’ she was tall, white, and blonde, and she hated when he said that. She hated when he listed her among his possessions. He used her as ‘proof’ of his success at the time. That if anyone looked at his life, they would see a successful black man, and a white wife solidified that. I hate it because this mentality comes at the price of dark-skinned black women and women who are proud of their blackness. It seems like something they need to stomp out. I dated a lot of black men who fetishized my light skin, and hated dark skin and anything that was linked to blackness in women, they tied it in with failure, ugliness, poverty… So many comments about my afro and hair, they wanted straight hair, I had to adhere to the European ideal of beauty as best as I could. I remember drawing black women and getting comments from these guys, laughing at my work, ‘why did you draw her so dark??’ but when I brought dark men, there was never any laughing. I noticed how my father treated my grandmother, sometimes well, but towards the end, it was horrible. Just using her and nothing else. There was no respect. Black men who chase white women and lite bites ain’t shit. They hate dark skin women, and they hate blackness outside and inside themselves.”

“If you’re black, stay back; if you’re brown, stick around; if you’re yellow, you’re mellow; if you’re white, you’re all right.”

Redbone – Yellow Bone – Bright – Light bright almost white – Wannabee – White girl – Darkie – Ugly – Tar Baby – Blackie – mellow yellow – midnight – Jigaboo – pretty for a dark girl – burnt – angel – blue-black It’s time we shift our focus from deliberating on this subject matter in meaningless preposterous idioms such as ‘yellow bone’ ‘darkie’ ‘tar baby’ and ‘red bone’ and got down to the real dispute. Most women in the world, worship the idol of beauty that demands adherence to a false standard of beauty (and worth). “The light skinned woman.” All around the world, brown girls are discriminated against based on color. Preferential treatment of lighter skin hues over darker hues occurs within racial and ethnic groups as well as between them. The practice of inequity, colorism (Pigmentocrcy or shadeism) privileges lighter-skinned women and men over their dark-skinned counterparts. This results in the skin lightening epidemic, self-hatred, low self-esteem and exposes how the media lifts the Caucasian woman since the beginning of white supremacy have been praised to lofty heights as the universal standard of beauty. Women around the world have been bombarded with so many different requirements of attractiveness. To be thin, but healthy; to have a flat stomach, but have ample breasts and a more prominent rear end. And sorrowfully, to achieve the standard of perfection these women have increasingly been turning to plastic surgery, cosmetics, eating disorders, and self-mutation to fit this beauty standard the beguiling attraction of it and social imperatives that surround it. The quandary of a woman who does not possess any kind of beauty. This world is superficial where your validation is men drooling at you while walking down the street. What about “the woman that nobody sees” you know the one that is ignored by men? Society places so much pressure to be attractive and the procedures in which women pull out all the stops to modify their appearance by any means necessary. This society will train you in your way to think about a particular beauty standard even upon deeper reflection it will be imposed through universal thinking what our perceptions of beauty should be. Its trains your mind directly or indirectly, through the power of subjection and propaganda their way of seeing and of appreciating beauty – The Beauty Ideal – embedded into our brains every second of the day through television, commercials, and the media. Sadly, for most of the brown girls in the world, they have a double disadvantage being a woman considered the least of all women and being of a member of the dark nation.

Racial Caste System

This system introduces the white woman as the hierarchy of beauty, which has been the world’s declaration since the dawn of slavery. Through media, and the invention of television, we are brainwashed daily with the Eurocentric kind of beauty. What indeed is the Racial Caste System? The caste system as it exists today is thought to be the result of developments during the collapse of the Mughal era and the British colonial regime in India. The failure of the Mughal age saw the rise of powerful men who associated themselves with kings, priests, and ascetics, affirming the regal and martial form of the caste ideal, and it also reshaped many apparently casteless social groups into differentiated caste communities. The British Raj furthered this development, making rigid caste organization a central mechanism of administration. Between 1860 and 1920, the British government segregated Indians by caste, granting administrative jobs and senior appointments only to the upper castes. Social unrest during the 1920s led to a change in this policy. From then on, the colonial administration began a policy of positive discrimination by reserving a certain percentage of government jobs for the lower castes. Aryan Race is the master race that was a concept in Nazi ideology in which the Nordic or Aryan races, which were thought to predominate among Germans and other northern European peoples, were deemed the highest in an assumed racial hierarchy. The Nazi official Alfred Rosenberg believed that the Nordic race (not limited to blondes but all classes of hair color with Nordic features) was descended from Proto-Aryans who he believed had prehistorically dwelt on the North German Plain and who had ultimately originated from the lost continent of Atlantis. The Nazis declared that the Nordics (now referred to as the Germanic peoples), or Aryan as they sometimes called them, were superior to all other races. The Nazis believed they were entitled to expand territorially.

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What is the most celebrated skin color? (www.theperfechumanface.com)

49% Light skin 20% Dark Skin 32% It doesn’t matter.

Order of rank for Racial Caste System

1. Nordic/Aryan (white)

2. Asian

3. Hispanics

4. Black

Standard of beauty for the world – Nordic beauty is arguably the most promoted beauty in the media around the world. Cited as “the ideal beauty” (White women) possessing blonde hair, blue eyes are arguably the archetype of beauty.

Straight hair, pale skin, thin body, and light eyes.

Asian standard of beauty – Pale white skin, Heart shaped face (v face shaped), large eyes, small pointed nose, little feet, and slender frame. The

Hispanic standard of beauty – Light skinned and light eyes (features that adopted a more European look)

The black standard of beauty – Light skinned and long hair (features intimately favoring that of white women) This prejudice exists among blacks

Order of rank for Black Caste System

1. Light Skin Blacks

2. Dark Skin Blacks

The light skinned woman is questionably considered the most beautiful among black people. Long hair is preferred. The dark-skinned woman has been declared the ugliest of the black woman, the subject of ridicule because of skin color and hair texture.

My interview with Trina, a light-skinned Indian model & businesswoman

Q: What are the views in India concerning beauty? Is light skin or dark skin an issue?

Trina: International standards are fast modeling and re-shaping the precepts of beauty in India- at least to my knowledge. I can’t opine on behalf of almost a billion people but according to my individual experiences big eyes-pointed straight nose-bow lips-at least 5’7 is the general beauty paradigm. Fair skin is a HUGE advantage and does add to a girl’s reputation. But thankfully, people realize the importance of healthy, glowing skin irrespective of the tone. In 20 years maybe India will be as appreciative of the dark and glossy surface as it is of excellent and luminescent today. I have had an unfair advantage in several situations because of my fair skin. Like interviews and even a positive impression on teachers in college. Put a light complexioned studious girl beside a dark-skinned equally diligent girl, and the former will always come out better!

Q: What I would like to know about in India is the skin lightening epidemic and what has been your experience with that? How much do Indians spend on skin lightening creams annually?

Trina: Skin lightening is definitely NOT a fad where India is concerned. Even though the British have left, the yoke of fair skin oppression still afflicts us. Fair is beautiful, without exception almost all over the country. Men might deny that they aren’t complexion conscious and label actresses like Bipasha Basu attractive. But at the end of the day, it is a Kareena Kapoor who rules the Box Office. I personally do not spend much on skin lightening products. But I would say the average Indian woman quickly spends Rs. 5000 a year on facials and enhancers.

My interview with Anita, a dark-skinned Indian student

Q: What are the views in India concerning dark skin and light skin?

Anita: Light skin is definitely favored, it can affect you getting the good job or a husband.

Q: How has this affected you?

Anita: When I was young I was told by Mum and other family members that I was too dark and that I would never get married. It’s about the Caste system you know. Us dark Indians are frowned upon in society. This is why I had to leave India. My country is the worst, a girl and gets martyred because of her dark skin color. I was not willing to bleach my brown skin. India is very satanic with the worship of so many pagan gods.

Q: With a country is so heavy into idol god worship, how did you escape?

Anita: The attitudes of my family drove me away then I saw the light when I traveled to the west.

Q: Who is your beauty inspiration? Anita: That is easy, you are, I have admired your striking beauty, grace, kindness, and charisma.

My interview with Sanjay, an Indian web designer

Q: What are the views in India concerning dark skin and light skin?

Sanjay: Light skin is better is the motto of the South Asian. That is not my view but it is shared by most. The women in my family endorse fairness creams. I know the British regime is to blame for this. I have been told I must marry light skin so our children will be fair.

Q: You live in Ghana (Africa) now, how is it different from India?

Sanjay: The people are more chill. India is far worse, from what I have seen with the obsession with having light skin.

Q: Is it a custom in India only to marry light skinned women?

Sanjay: Yes, well most of the marriages are arranged, and the dowry may be higher to marry a darker woman. They love women that look like Aishwarya Rai, she is highly desired for the mere fact of the light eyes and skin. I personally, don’t find her attractive, she looks white. If you looking at Indian actresses, I think Priyanka Chopra is much more beautiful.

Q: How did this affect you when you chose your wife? And how did your family react to your chose of the wife?

Sanjay: It had no effect, my wife is a black smoking hot, dark-skinned woman, from South Africa. My family was not happy about it, they wanted me to marry a Bengali girl they picked. I wasn’t having it. The people in my country have a hatred for black people, but secretly they know there is something peculiar about them.

Light skin is favored to divide and conquer the dark nations. To keep our people divided to retain the oppressor dominance in this world, this oppressor wants to remain its position on top. If the wicked countries would discover the truth in who they really are, it would literally set them free. The dividing lines of color are among the dark nations, the people of color, to most Caucasian/white people we are all considered Dark skinned.

Colorism is defined as the racism between people that possess color to their skin, stating that light skin is the most coveted. Colorism is something that was taught during Slavery to separate the light from the dark, the excessively curly hair from the loosely textured hair. The descendants of slaves have bought these myths and dwell on these beliefs daily. They hate each other and anything that is a close resemblance to the white race is praised. The white people of that time conditioned the minds of the Negro that further their agenda that they are the superior being. Through much negative mind conditioning, the black people bought this lie. Who told us that our hair or skin color wasn’t good enough, mere people, right? Truthfully, people don’t have a heaven or hell to put you in, do they? We can put up a thousand articles about Colorism and videos nothing will ever change.

 What defines us?

Is our virtue not our color Let’s embrace our uniqueness Ladies Just like your eye color dimensions to your fingerprint were as unique Why should the world win in the mist of sin I’m light you dark we both can win.

Don’t let the world define you. Don’t let them tell you who you are. Don’t let them stop you from taking your rightful place. Don’t let them stop you. Don’t let them tell you that light skin is better than dark skin. Don’t let them tell you to fit into the Europeans standards of beauty. Don’t let them stop you from being all the creator wants you to be. Don’t let them define you. Don’t let them tell you that you are not made in the creator image and likeness. Don’t let them separate us. Don’t let them keep you from the kingdom of God.

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The answer to “Colorism” is to repent of our sins, seek the father in heaven, our creator, the Most High God of Israel. Purify your mind and thoughts with the word of the Most High (the holy bible) He will teach you who you are, your purpose and destiny. We were sold into slavery due to our iniquities and transgressions against the Most High. Seeking the Most High and renewing your mind will change your thinking about yourself, making people aware of it will not change, the conditioning as already permeating the souls of our people. Repent and return to the Most High, that is the only way.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

Dilemma 2 – "The Commandments of the Most High God of Israel."

The first four commandments are about how to treat God (The Most High God of Israel). The other 6 are about how to treat people.  And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke 10:27
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exodus Chapter 20: 3
 
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World Religions the projenitor of the worshipping of false gods.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:9 KJV

All religions are birthed and shaped by Lucifer himself, the dragon, the devil, has designed masterminded to keep The Most High’s creation in captivity spirit, soul, and body. “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.”  When the people of the world, think of Satan, in a red bodysuit carrying a pitchfork with two horns on his head. The bible clearly states from the beginning that Lucifer, Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 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. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down amid the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise, they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom because of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. Ezekiel 28: 12 -20 King James Version Bible

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11

The devices Satan uses to deceive:
1. Religion
2. Unbelief in the True and living God
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Exodus 3:14 KJV
3. The Chosen not knowing who they are.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Ephesians 2:2 KJV

  We have been tricked into worshipping Lucifer, the fallen one, and the Fall Angels. We must denounce all satanic religions. How art thou has fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weakens the nations! Isaiah 14:12. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Ephesians 2:2. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11.
Nimrod, the King of Shinar, was, according to the Book of Genesis and Books of Chronicles, the son of Cush, the great-grandson of Noah. He is depicted in the Bible as a mighty leader and hunter. He was the ruler of the time in which “the tower of Babel” was created as a King he was rebellious against the Most High God.  The Tower of Babel. Genesis 11:4-9 King James Version (KJV) And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we are scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined doing. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:4-9 King James Version Bible. When the ancient tongue was split into various languages, the people divided into multiple religions taught by Nimrod. Reference * The Book of Jasher.
The various Religions around the world are founded under Satan, pagan worship, worship of deities, and worship of fallen angels. Through deception and ignorance, Satan is ruling the world.
You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the surface. “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:3 King James Bible. The Earth is separated by different Gods, many Gods are ruling in this earth. All the Nations and gentiles are idols. The False religions are full of them.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matthew 7:13 KJV

The lists the Gods of the World are still be worshipped today: LUCIFER, PAN, BUDDHA, JUPITER, STERCULIUS, VENUS,  LUCIFER,  PLUTO,  MARS,  BAPHOMET, BACCHUS,  CUPID, HERCULES, KRISHNA, DURGA, GANESHA, TALMUD, and DIANA. Isis the Egyptian goddess of the earth, the worship of this deity is entailed elaborate and exotic rituals. Pan, the Greek god of the mountains, half goat half man. Always carrying the pipes with him, we know today as ‘pan-piphes.’ The God of the Wiccans. Mithras, the god of light from Persia. He has always depicted slaying the sacred bull, and so giving life to the earth. He had many followers in the Roman army. So much so, that he is often referred to as the soldiers’ god. Source: roman-empire.net Other facet related to the Roman Catholic Church is the Greek Orthodox Churches which are united in communion with each other, as well as with the Russian Orthodox Church and other smaller Eastern Orthodox Churches. This church split off from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054. The Eastern Orthodox hold a common doctrine and a common form of worship, and they see themselves not as separate Churches but as administrative units of one single Church. They are notable for their long tradition of iconography (see also: Byzantine art), for their veneration of the Mother of God and the Saints, and for their use of the Divine Liturgy on Sundays, which is a standardized worship service dating back to the fourth century A.D. in its current form. The most commonly used Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church was written by Saint John Chrysostom (347–407 A.D.).
REPENT OF YOUR SINS and SERVE THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL. 

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the surface: Exodus Chapter 20:4

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Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. Exodus Chapter 20: 5-6 KJV

You shall not make any Idols.

Idol worship the birth of  Idolatry

I was watching a youtube video this afternoon which is something I do quite often, but during this particular video in 2 hours I watched many commercials with everyday people as they were worshipping this thing we call a ball. Like a religious fanatic, they were dressed up in weird attire while canting and waving banners or props to celebrate their favorite team as the men were running around the field. The people in attendance yelled and worship the men on the ground. While the rest of the commercials featured women promoting the latest handbag or makeup item.  Idolatry is pervasive through the television and media our eye gates are being perverted. All our attention goes to the entities before us rather it be sports or the home shopping networks. Idolatry is no longer wood, stone, or the golden calf.  Why do we worship things that have no spirit in them? Works of men hands as we carry the weight no help from them. It’s misleading the hearts of people that worship them.

The new forms of Idols:
Sports
Material Possessions
Houses
Cars
Clothing
People
Celebrities
Self Love (Narcissism)
Drugs
Alcohol
Money
Idols of Worship
Pagan gods
Statues made of Stone

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The religious worship of idols.
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Excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.

Society often refers to celebrities as Idols. Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye. The term Celebrity Worship Syndrome is, in fact, a misnomer.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Hollywood shapes the idea of what people believe. The views of society are based out of Tinseltown.

And the Oscar (idol) goes to….?

HOLLYWOOD the land of make-believe, was named after the Holly Tree, which is used in Wicca/witchcraft. Through the magic and illusion of Hollywood, the powers-that-be are controlling your thoughts through sorcery and witchcraft.  Acting (in Greek means hypocrite) often called a muse. It is the highest form of lying.  It is founded by demonic illusions and fantasy. Satan is the father of lies, and Hollywood actors aren’t shy in stating that they take a walk on the dark side a time or two. A lot of your famous actors and actresses have admitted to summoning demonic power to deliver a stellar acting performance. Through this, they control your mind while being lead by demonic spirits. The entertainment industry is controlled by demonic influence. We have seen emphatic that the Illuminati, often referred to as Satanists, Luciferians, puppet-masters, the powers that be, or whatever one chooses to call them. They are at the forefront of presage procedures in music, television, movies, games, sports, and other methods to transmit the future,  becoming bolder as we get closer to the Savior coming back. They are bold infiltrating their evil plans and satanic rituals.

According to an article by James Chapman Ph.D. in the Daily Mail, Mr. Chapman states,

“Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye. The term Celebrity Worship Syndrome is, in fact, a misnomer.”

We were not created to honor, admire, respect, look up to, hold in the highest regard or be in awe of celebrities. Our revere should go up to our creator – The Most High. Celebrity-ism is founded on the principle of Satan (who is the prince of this world) coming to the Messiah, offering him the Kingdoms of this world visually. The power of the visual is what Satan uses.

“Then was the Savior led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.  The Savior said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Still, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt falls down and worship me.  Then saith the Savior unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.  Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” – Matthew 4:1-12 (KJV)

The kingdoms of this world are Satan’s to give to us if we only vow to worship him at the expense of our soul. In Hollywood, the entertainment field, the music industry, the sports industry, the modeling world most of the celebrities have already surrendered their souls to Satan for the glory of his kingdom.
Most well-known celebrities have admitted that they the consult mediums, soothsayers, familiar spirits or demons to help them act bringing their latest role alive or write a script. The celebrities allow themselves to become possessed by the demonic entities while working (so they can deliver their award-winning  performances.) They labor to be rich and famous for having their names in lights, they thrive on the attention, much like a drug addiction but an addiction to fame.  In Hollywood, you are only as big as your last movie. In the documentary “Hollywood Unmasked 2” at the very beginning states, “that Hollywood celebrities are worshipped like gods and goddesses…”

The Creator of the Satanic Bible, Anton Lavey in his book, “The Devils’ Notebook, on page 85-86  marvels in the invention of the television as a tool to infiltrated our minds on a satanic level…

“We can use the TV as a potent propaganda machine. The stage is set for the infusion of true Satanic philosophy and potent (emotionally inspiring) music to accompany the inverted crosses and pentagrams. Instead of holding our rituals in chambers designed for a few dozen people, we are moving into auditoriums crowded with ecstatic Satanists thrusting their fists forward in the sign of the horns. What started as an innocent respite from everyday life has become in itself a replacement for real life for millions a major religion of the masses. Television is the major mainstream infiltration of the new satanic religion. The Television or Satanic family altar has grown more elaborate since the early 50’s from the tiny fuzzy screen to large entertainment centers covering entire walls with several television monitors.”

Beyond the madness involving secular television, the reality is that at the end of the day, it won’t matter how famous, successful, rich, or how many fans you have acquired. Your soul is at hand. The only thing that matters in life are the things you do for the Messiah that will last. So with all the vainglory that you reap for yourself, it will not be worth it in the end.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 KJV Bible

I have never been enthusiastic about celebrities, nor do I give much thought to them daily. Well, from my research, over 90% of people are celebrity obsessed. They can’t wait to hear what their favorite star is doing.  In fact, the average person spends hours or most of their day ogling their favorite celebrity photographs. They use their iPhone to search google for pictures of their favorite celebrities. They defend the idol against haters or internet trolls.  Looking into their lives and fantasying. Coveting their lives. Desiring to be that celebrity while losing all sense of their own reality. Living vicariously through an idol. In fact, they are only as popular as their last hit show, sold out concert, blockbuster movie, winning game, or highly successful stage performance. This is what you would call “celebrity-ism” The direct worship of a celebrity.  The Most High warns us of having any Gods before HIM. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3.

Imagine Rome A.D. 80, the gladiators all booted up, the king of the jungle (lions awaiting there turn), and the Israelite awaiting their fate. In most instances, if my people were defeated, our head was chopped off and used as a ball for the air or the ground. This was the beginning of sports. You might say its all in fun, but little do people know that it is sinister, we were mere entertainment. Just like the Hollywood crowd, the sports industry has its fair share of admirers, back in the Roman days, the Israelite’s head was used as the football, the basketball, and the soccer ball.  Oh, but its entertainment, right?

In the article, Sports Ethics: Lying & Deception in Athletic Competition, it states,

Everyone defends sportsmanship. Ethically it is fundamental to the moral worth of sports. We speak of how athletics teaches loyalty, self-discipline, sacrifice, overcoming odds, and working with others to achieve excellence. At the core, all these attributes depend upon the integrity and the ability to make and keep commitments to oneself and to others. This argument lies at the center of aligning sports with schooling and making it a widespread adjunct to parenting in our society.

Mike Adams in his article on naturalnews.com “Halftime HELL: Satan speaks through Lady Gaga to declare dominion over the Earth,” states,

Superbowl halftime shows are saturated with symbols of satanic rituals and Satan worship.
If you’re not aware that this has been happening throughout Superbowl halftime shows in years past, you are wildly uninformed about the depth and brashness of the Satanic symbolism shoved right in your face during every Superbowl “indoctrination” ritual. The symbols are irrefutably Satanic and linked to Illuminati agendas of human sacrifice, occult power and dominion of the minds of the masses.

Celebrities are not connected to their fans. Think about it, they could cure homelessness in one day with just writing a check. While you are paying for their products with your hard earned money, watching their movies, and endorsing them all day long on the internet, they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Celebrities and mere mortals alike, worship Satan by way of  Baphomet, Baal, Lucifer, the fallen angels, Sun God, Nimrod, Isis,  Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Vesta, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercurius, Neptunus, Volcanus,  Apollo, Aster, Ganesha with Shiva , Devi, Vishnu, Surya, Lakshmi, Jahbulon, Hare Krishna, Buddha,  Jesus Christ, Zeus, etc. the world over. If I could count the times’ people have tried to engage me into these meaningless conversations about celebrities, I would be the richest woman on the planet. This makes me want to throw up literally because there are so many more exciting topics to expound upon, but I will be the first to admit there is a particular bias for celebrities introduced by the media and magazines. For their glossy perfection but in society, people, in general, take it to a whole different level which is merely mind-blowing to me.  The term “Celebrity” is defined as a famous person: somebody famous during his or her own life, often referred to as a Superstar or a Star. The term “Worship” is defined as to treat somebody or something like a deity to love somebody deeply: to love, admire, or respect somebody or something more significant and perhaps excessively or unquestioningly.
In most cases celebrities are worshipped as demigods, stars or angels .. You might ask yourself, “what do they really contribute to society”? or is that to in the eyes of the beholder? For sure its definitely not rocket science, neither are they changing the world, but their bounty is that they entertain us. People on the average spend hours daily thinking of their favorite celebrity, worshiping, talking about them or trying to emulate their style, makeup, or overall perfection in one way or another. There are good celebrities as well as bad ones, but we have no way of validating them.
In some cases know them personally or have tea or coffee with them at noon. People often forget that the celebrity was once in your shoes an unknown. In this era of social media, youtube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.. we tend to see people arguing various opinions about one celebrity or another among themselves. Their adoring fans can be vicious while encountering people that do share the love of their favorite stars.  Think about all the money you spend that is actually lining the pockets of your favorite celebrity and what are you really getting back.  Before I make a purchase, I often ponder about the star if their names are attached to a brand and how they act toward society and beyond. I think people really need a reality check in terms of celebrities they are really not that important. Society has always been fixated on the beauty of the idols, falling short within their personal beauty, which has profound psychological ramifications on their self-esteem. A celebrity should never be the ultimate example of beauty or inspiration. There are only through the power of persuasion, which is the epitome of propaganda in our society. These people sell their soul for money and fame, through their music and stardom they’re forced to help influence society to live a corrupted life using subliminal messages. Once they used and abused by the industry, they mysteriously die. Now people get all emotional about the deaths of the ones who help build this corrupted world. This makes no sense to me. Selling your soul for money and fame comes with a price tag, there’s no turning back once your time is up in the game. They’ll give you what you want, but in return, it will cost you your life. There’s nothing new under the sun. Satan owns this world, and he will bless his own, the kingdoms of this world are his … “ Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt falls down and worship me.  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:8-10 KJV Bible
On the spiritual side for those that believe. Don’t underestimate the demonic influence of worldly movies and music. Don’t allow the devil to establish strongholds in your mind. You can’t be entertained by violence, sexual immoralities, deceit, murder, and expect to lead a Holy life. Guard the avenues of your mind. Determine today that I will set no worthless thing before my eyes.  “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.”  Psalm 101:3-4 KJV Bible

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15 KJV

For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
Psalm 96:5 KJV

First, we worship at the altar of materialism, which feeds our need to build our egos through the acquisition of more “stuff.” Our homes are filled with all manner of possessions. We build bigger and bigger houses with more closets and storage space to house all the things we buy, much of which we haven’t even paid for yet. Most of our stuff has “planned obsolescence” built into it, making it useless in no time, and so we consign it to the garage or other storage space. Then we rush out to buy the newest item, garment, or gadget, and the whole process starts over. This insatiable desire for more, better, and more new stuff is nothing more than covetousness. The tenth commandment tells us not to fall victim to coveting: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17). The Most High doesn’t just want to rain on our buying sprees. He knows we will never be happy indulging our carnal desires because it is Satan’s trap to keep our focus on ourselves and not on Him.

Second, we worship at the altar of our own pride and ego. This often takes the form of obsession with careers and jobs. You have the big house but never get to enjoy it working 60 -80 hours per week. Millions of men—and increasingly more women—spend 60-80 hours a week working. Even on the weekends and during vacations, our laptops are humming, and our minds are whirling with thoughts of how to make our businesses more successful, how to get that promotion, how to get the next raise, how to close the next deal. In the meantime, our children are starving for attention and love. We fool ourselves into thinking we are doing it for them, to give them a better life. But the truth is we are doing it for ourselves, to increase our self-esteem by appearing more successful in the eyes of the world. This is folly. All our labors and accomplishments will be of no use to us after we die, nor will the admiration of the world, because these things have no eternal value. As King Solomon put it, “For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This, too, is meaningless and a great misfortune. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days, his work is pain and grief; even at night, his mind does not rest. This, too, is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 2:21-23).

Third, we idolize mankind—and by extension ourselves—through naturalism and the power of science.  Science is basically based on theory. This gives us the illusion that we are lords of our world and builds our self-esteem to godlike proportions. We reject the Most High’s Word and His description of how He created the heavens and the earth, and we accept the nonsense of evolution and naturalism. We embrace the goddess of environmentalism and fool ourselves into thinking we can preserve the planet indefinitely when the Most High has declared the earth has a limited lifespan and will last only until the end of the age. At that time, He will destroy all that He has made and create a new heaven and new earth. “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of the Most High God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:10-13). As this passage so clearly states, our focus should not be on worshipping the environment, but on living holy lives as we wait eagerly for the return of our Lord and Savior, who alone deserves worship.

Finally, and perhaps most destructively, we worship at the altar of self-aggrandizement or the fulfillment of the self to the exclusion of all others and their needs and desires. We eat and live for pleasure. (Dilemma 7 in my book) Even if we know that it will eventually kill us. This manifests itself in self-indulgence through alcohol, drugs, and food. Those in affluent countries have unlimited access to alcohol, drugs (prescription drug use is at an all-time high, even among children), and food. Obesity rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed, and childhood diabetes brought on by overeating is epidemic. The self-control we so desperately need is spurned in our insatiable desire to eat, drink, and medicate more and more. We resist any effort to get us to curb our appetites, and we are determined to make ourselves the god of our lives. This has its origin in the Garden of Eden where Satan tempted Eve to eat of the tree with the words “you will be like the Most High” (Genesis 3:5). This has been man’s desire ever since—to be the Most High and, as we have seen, the worship of self is the basis of all modern idolatry.

We worship ourselves…All idolatry of self has at its core the three lusts found in 1 John 2:16: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” If we are to escape modern idolatry, we have to admit that it is rampant and reject it in all its forms. It is not of God, but of Satan, and in it, we will never find fulfillment. This is the great lie and the same one Satan has been telling since he first lied to Adam and Eve. Sadly, we are still falling for it. Even more,, unfortunately, many churches are propagating it in the preaching of the health, wealth, and prosperity gospel built on the idol of self-esteem. But we will never find happiness focusing on ourselves. Our hearts and minds must be centered on God and on others. This is why when asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus replied, “Love the Lord you’re the Most High with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). When we love the Lord and others with everything that is in us, there will be no room in our hearts for idolatry.

Reference: https://www.gotquestions.org/idolatry-definition.html

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Exodus Chapter 20:7 KJV

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I was always taught that taking the Most High’s name in vain was by swearing or using it in the place of the infamous “F” bomb. I must admit that I don’t cuss or swear on any level and I have learned to give the Most High the Praise, that he and he alone is worthy of it. When taking his name in vain, we are not giving him the glory that he deserves which is more damaging.
Due to the greatness and glory of the name of the God of Israel, the Most High. The use of the Most High’s name should not bring dishonor to HIM. A person that using his name in vain is breaking one of the 10 commandments and will be held accountable. Even taken his name in an oath or vow can be devastating. We have to respect the name of the Most High in our words, actions, and deeds.
“As in Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name,” as the Messiah stated in Matthew 6:9 KJV.

4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
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But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

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For in six days, the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it. Exodus Chapter 20:8 -11 KJV


Keeping the Sabbath Day

Now this commandment poses a problem for most people that want to shop, go out to eat, wash their cars or fulfill all their fleshly desires on Saturday which is the actual Sabbath the seventh day of the week, not Sunday the first day of the week as most follow. It takes a real commitment, but it is required by the Most High God, for it is a sign of his faithful people to him. Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.

The attack on the Sabbath

The Catholic Church Claims:

“The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all the things, even the precepts of Christ.” — Decretal De Transtat, Espiscop. Cap

“The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance from Saturday to Sunday is proof positive of the fact.” Catholic Record London Ontario, September 1, 1923

“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the church ever did happen in the first century. The holy day Sabbath was changed to Sunday… not from any directions noted in the scriptures, but from the church’s sense of its own power. People who think that the scripture should be the sole authority should logically become 7th Day Adventists and keep Saturday holy.” — Saint Catherines Catholic Church Sentinel, May 21, 1995

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 5:12

The Archbishop of Baltimore James Cardinal Gibbons, also a Catholic educator 1877, died in 1921 stated in his book, The Faith of our fathers’ page 89, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify. The Catholic Church correctly teaches that our Lord and His Apostles inculcated certain important duties of religion which are not recorded by the inspired writers…We must, therefore, conclude that the Scriptures alone cannot be a sufficient guide and rule of faith”  Even he had to acknowledge that the Sabbath is on the 7th day ( 6 pm to 6 pm), but he still chose to ignore it.

Sabbath in Friday 6 pm to  Saturday 6 pm which is a complete day (7th day)

Early believers kept the Saturday as the Sabbath until March 21, 321 CE when Pope Constantine passed a law requiring believers to worship on Sunday, the day Pagans worshipped the sun-god. Believers still kept Saturday as the Sabbath until another law was passed eleven years later. This law signed into a decree by Pope Constantine forbid believers to worship on the Sabbath (Saturday), and it was punishable by death by the Catholic Church. Many believers were burned alive and put to death because they chose to Obey the Laws and Commandments of Yahuah instead of the worthless traditions of men.

5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus Chapter 20:12 KJV

This is one with promise, that if you honor your father and mother, your days will be long on the earth. Some people are mistaken when they hear this commandment, some might think that it means for you to follow devilish parents and follow them to the pits of hell, but that is not so because the Most High warns if you love mother or father more than him, you are not worthy of being with Him.
So what is the true meaning of this statement? Clearly, it is stating that we are to appreciate our parents and value their wisdom?  As a child, we obey them by excepting their authority over us. We always are to treat them with respect, not talk to them in an angry tone or language. To honor is an acknowledgment with all due respect.

 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:4 KJV

6. Thou shalt not kill. Exodus Chapter 20:13 KJV

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 Our ancestors for centuries were subjected to the captivity of many nations on earth. In the Americas they were in slavery while being beaten, punished, raped, killed, and slaughtered for years at the hands of our slave masters who justified their ruthless deeds from the Bible, I guess they forgot the part in the Bible that states, “Thou Shalt not Kill.” 

The shedding of innocent blood, taking matters in your own hands in a fit of rage, taking the life of another person with a cause or without. Repent!!! Keep the Most High’s commandments! 

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus Chapter 20:14 KJV

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Flee adultery, committing an act of having sexual relations with someone when you are married to someone else. Do not look at, entertain, spend time with no person that is not your wife or husband.

And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10 KJV

Marriage is not to be taken lightly before you marry anyone, seek the Most High and let him lead you. Many look good on paper but the Most High knows the heart of the individual. Keep yourself pure from sexual sin while you wait on the Most High. Marriage is one of the greatest mysteries yet one that is taken lightly. Getting married is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, one that needs the urging and direction of the Most High. He knows the purpose and destiny and how to join you with. How can anyone begin to even speak on marriage or try giving counsel on marriage without first having a complete understanding and the complete comprehension on what a real biblical marriage is according to Scriptures? Biblical marriage is when the two bodies or flesh has now become one, by being on the same accord and having the same purpose, character, commitment, and understanding of the Most High God of Israel who created the covenant in the garden of Eden.

8. Thou shalt not steal. Exodus Chapter 20:15 KJV

Got your hands caught in the cookie jar again? 

The desire and act of stealing what belongs to another person.
Repent!!

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Exodus Chapter 20:16 KJV

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A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape. Proverbs 19:5 KJV
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16-19
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish. Proverbs 19:9
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s. Exodus Chapter 20: 17 KJV

The world entices you with the lure of brand names, especially those high-end designer logos like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel or Hermes. Your quest to be as “The Joneses” down the street with their lavish lifestyle will drive you to the point of coveting his pretty wife, his lifestyle, and his material goods.  The promotions via billboards, television promotion, and following the Joneses all perpetuate this behavior. The lust of wanting to be seen as more than you really are. This society is based on what you have and what you look like. This attitude dictates and unrealistic notion of success. This is a fantasy mirrored by Hollywood. It’s not only that the more you care about impressing other people with your appearance, the more likely you will overspend. In fact, the more focused you are on your own thoughts, feelings, and impressions you make on others, the more you’ll seek outwardly-recognizable status symbols like handbags and overpriced clothing. The EGO is the ringleader with this disorder, the thrill to maintain a different reality, the reality that goods will make you happy. It is all vanity, as King Solomon stated in the bible. Vanity goes beyond just looking fabulous for others, it is about the praise and self-admiration that comes along with this behavior. We are to never think more highly of ourselves. This brings me to the theory by Leon Festinger in 1954, which centers on the initial belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains and learn how to define the self. Following the initial theory, research began to focus on social comparison as a way of self-enhancement, introducing the concepts of downward and upward comparisons and expanding the motivations of social comparisons. The downward social comparison is a great coping process because it allows you to view a bad situation by looking at others who are worse off than you (poorer, less attractive, more stressed) and concluding that things aren’t really so bad. An upward social comparison can cause you to berate yourself unnecessarily because you feel that you’re being outdone by your neighbors, comrades, family, co-workers, and Instagram-youtube-facebook friends. Your (EGO) desire to impress people that could care less about, but not realizing that this disorder can promote psychological disorders. At the end of the day is it really worth gaining the whole world than losing your soul? Material things or what others have don’t matter at the end of the day be thankful for what you have.

The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV