by MJSmith

            Today on college campuses across the United States of America the students of the Left cry for their safe places where they can feel safe.  They believe these safe places will keep them from hearing other people say things that hurt their feelings or disturb them, or what they feel goes against their determined beliefs of what good and evil are.  Many of these students are mislead by the public school systems.  This misdirection continues on with their college professors (most of them are leftists) who must mindlessly write what their instructor insists on them writing (their opinion) or else they will give them a bad grade.  These teachings drive the students right into the path of socialism, which is really communism.  Many of them are morally bankrupt and may not even believe in God.  Is it any wonder, then, that they feel unsafe in a world of evil where God (good) does not seem to exist?

            The latest Jehovah’s Witnesses magazine, The WATCH TOWER, No. 5 – 2017, on page 10, has the following article “For Me, God Did Not Exist”.  Andreas Golec, the author of the article, was born in 1974 in the German Democratic Republic, and he admits that he was an atheist.  His story begins with:

            “I was born in a village in Saxony, in what was then the German Democratic Republic (GDR).  The atmosphere at home was warm and loving, and my parents taught me sound moral values.  The GDR was a Communist state, so for most people in Saxony, religion was unimportant.  And for me, God did not exist.  Two ideologies shaped the first 18 years of my life:  atheism and Communism.
            “Why did Communism appeal to me?  Because I liked the idea that all people are equal.  Furthermore, I believed that all property ought to be distributed fairly, since this would put an end to extremes of wealth and poverty.  So I got busy in a Communist youth organization.  When I was 14 years old, I spent a lot of time working on an environmental project to recycle wastepaper.  The local town of Aue was so grateful for my efforts that the authorities there presented me with an award.  Though still young, I got to know some top GDR politicians.  I felt that I was pursuing the right goals and that my future was bright.
            “Then my world suddenly fell apart.  In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down and with it the Communist bloc of Eastern Europe.  One shock led to another, I soon discovered that injustice had been common in the GDR.  For example, people who did not support Communism had been treated as second-rate citizens.  How was that possible?  Did we Communists not believe that all people are equal?  Was Communism just an illusion?  Anxiety gripped me.
            “So I switched priorities and focused on music and art.  Since I was able to study at a music academy—with the likelihood of moving on to university—I dreamed of a career as a musician-artist.  Furthermore, I threw overboard the moral values I had learned as a child.  What was not important was to have a good time, which included dating several girls at once.  But music, art, and the free lifestyle did not ease my anxiety.  Even the pictures I painted reflected a morbid fear.  What did the future hold?  And what was the purpose of life?
            “When I finally found the answers I was looking for, they astonished me.  One evening at the academy, I sat with a group of students discussing the future.  Mandy[1] was a student and also one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  That evening she pointed me in the right direction.  ‘Andreas,’ she said, ‘if you want answers to your questions about life and the future, take a careful look at the Bible.’
            “I felt both skeptical and curious, but curiosity won the day.  Mandy directed me to Daniel chapter 2, and what I read there stunned me.  This prophecy describes a series of world powers, governments that would have a major impact down to our day.  Mandy showed me other Bible prophecies that concern our future.  At last I was finding answers to my questions!  But who wrote those prophecies, and who could predict the future so accurately?  Could it be that God exists after all?”

            The name Daniel means:  “God [Principle] is my judge; God is judge; judgment of God[2].  It basically means:  righteous judgment.  What is righteous judgment?  It is the type of spiritual consciousness that a Christian Science treatment is based upon.  Daniel is the reversal of Dan – animal magnetism (mental malpractice and mental mistreatment).

            Nebuchadnezzar means:  “Nebo chief protector [Nebo.  planet Mercury; quick messenger; celestial scribe; interpreter, i. e. of the divine will; inspired speech; prophecies; prophet; oracle; height; distinguished; prominent.  A mountain in Moab, from which Moses was shown the Promised Land, and where Moses is supposed to have died.]; Mercury fire of the gods; Nebo the lord of brightness; Nebo the original fire; may Nebo protect; great king of Mercury.”[3]

            “Many years ago, early in the morning as the Sun began to rise, people saw what they thought was a bright star in the sky and decided to call it the ‘Morning Star.’  At a different time of the year, as the sun began to set but before it got really dark, they saw another light, which they named the ‘Evening Star.’
            “They did not realize for a long time that the Morning Star [seen in the East] and the Evening Star [seen in the West] actually were the same thing.  They also did not realize that what they were seeing wasn’t a ‘star’ at all, but the planet Venus.  Because Venus moves in an orbit that is smaller than the Earth’s, it appears to move from one side of the Sun to the other.  It can be seen either in the western sky right after sunset, or in the eastern sky right after sunrise.
            “In their own language, the Greeks called it Hesperus in the evening, and Phosphorus in the morning.  Later the Romans called it Vesper in the evening, and Lucifer in the morning.  Hesperus and Vesper mean ‘evening.’  Phosphorus and Lucifer mean ‘light-bearing.’
            “…people use it [Lucifer[4]] as another name for Satan, but this is not at all what the Bible teaches.  The story begins with a man called Jerome who translated the Bible into Latin.  When he came to the book of Isaiah, he found the Hebrew name Helel, which means something like ‘the Shining One.’  It described Helel as ‘the Son of the Dawn.’  [The word Asia means “land of the dawn”.  So, Helel could have meant “the Son of Asia”.]  Jerome concluded that Helel was just another name for Lucifer—the Morning Star.
            “Next, the people who prepared the King James Version borrowed heavily from Jerome’s Latin Bible.  Their translation of Isaiah 14:12 went like this:  ‘How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!’  The confusion started when someone incorrectly decided that this was talking about Satan and his rebellion against God (read Jude 6; Matthew 25:41).  In fact, the prophet Isaiah was talking about the wicked king of Babylon who claimed to be like God, and who boasted that his throne would lay beyond the stars (Isaiah 14:13-14).  The king sought the glory associated with Helel, but God had other plans.  He would bring this wicked king down to the depths of the Earth where he belonged (verse 11).  [This is the topic of King Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream interpreted in the fourth chapter of Daniel.]  Today in order to avoid this confusion, modern translations use ‘Morning Star’ or “Day-Star’ instead of ‘Lucifer.’”[5]
            From this, we can see that Helel is more comparable to being the Christ or the Morning Star, while Lucifer, often called Satan (the anti-Christ), has been mistakenly compared to the Christ.

            King Nebuchadnezzar “dreamed dreams”.  These dreams troubled the king so much that he had his magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, and the Chaldeans come to try and interpret his dreams.
            The king would punish those who could not explain the dreams and reward those who could.  This is not a very good incentive!  They told the king that no man on earth could explain the dreams.  Nebuchadnezzar knew what his dream was about but he refused to tell it to anyone.  Perhaps he wanted to see if the “wise men” could read his mind?  The king grew angry and a decree went out to have the wise men slain.  It was here (in verse 13) that the Hebrew Daniel was sought.  Daniel, is not alone, he is with Hananiah “whom Jehovah has graciously given; Jah is gracious; mercy of Jehovah; compassion of Jah[6], Mishael “who is what God is?; who is like unto God?; what God is; from the likeness of God[7], and Azariah “Jehovah is mighty; Jah is strong; strengthened by Jehovah; strength of the Lord[8].
            The secret of the dream is revealed to Daniel in a night vision.  “Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever:  for wisdom and might are his…” Daniel said.  (Daniel’s words to God are also in verses 21-23.)
            Daniel goes to the king’s man Arioch “lionlike; venerable[9] and says, “Destroy not the wise men of Babylon.”  He goes in to see the king.  He makes it clear to the king that God revealed the dreams to him, that it is not his own power that interprets them.
            THE DREAM:  The king saw a great image, whose brightness was excellent, it stood before the king and the form was terrible.  The head was of fine gold, the breast and arms of silver, his body and his thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part iron and part clay.  The king saw a stone cut without hands, “which smote the image upon his feet of iron and clay and broke them to pieces.  These pieces became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them.”  The stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
            Daniel tells the king that God made him a king of kings, giving him “a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.”  He explains that he, or his empire, is the head of gold.  After him will arise another kingdom (silver – Darius the Mede) inferior to him, and a third kingdom (brass – Persian), “which will bear rule over all the earth.”  Then there will be a fourth kingdom (iron – Greek).
            “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay…the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.”  This mixture will “mingle with the seed of men:  but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”  This is explained in Dummelow’s book as being the end of Alexander’s empire after his death being broken up and that the feet are the kingdoms of Seleacide and Ptolemies two kingdoms coming (mingling) together through royal marriages seeking an alliance.
            In these days a kingdom, which will never be destroyed, God will set up.  It will break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
            The stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and broke the image, “the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter:  and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”  This is the Messianic kingdom of God.  It will overpower and succeed the kingdoms of Syria and Egypt.
            “Of a truth it is,” the king says to Daniel, “that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.”
            After this “Daniel sat in the gate of the king.”  In other words, he became a part of the king’s court.
            Was this stone a country, or a real material location?  No, the stone cut from the pyramid (mountain) was the divine infinite calculus, that which governs and directs the whole civilization of man.
            The Jehovah’s Witnesses article continues under the title of “HOW THE BIBLE CHANGED MY LIFE” on page 11.
            “Communism and atheism formed me during the first 18 years of my life; the Bible has been transforming my life ever since.  What I learned quelled my anxiety about the future and gave me a purpose in life.  In 1993, I got baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and in 2000, I married Tabitha, a zealous fellow believer.  We spend as much time as possible helping others get to know the Bible.  Many we meet have a background like mine, one shaped by Communism and atheism.  I feel deep satisfaction when I show them how to get to know Jehovah.”
            The final paragraph under the heading of “HOW I HAVE BENEFITED” says:  “I am no longer fearful of life and anxious about the future.  I feel part of a worldwide family of fellow believers, one that enjoys real peace and unity.  Within this family we treat one another as equals.  That is something I have believed in and wanted to achieve all my life.”
            The main point of sharing this article, why I wanted to share it with you, is that I feel that it helps explain what is taking place in our country today, with our young people.  These young people are crying out for a safe place to hide.  They are hiding from Truth because Truth destroys erroneous thinking.
            In the article Andreas Golec admits that communism teaches that all men are created equal, yet he discovered communism does not treat all men equal!  Notice it is the Democratic Republic (not really Republicans) that promote communism.  It becomes clear that communism counterfeits the United States of America’s Constitution that claims, that GOD created all men equal.  The communists do not believe in God, they believe in matter-man (Darwinism).  They claim all matter-men are equal yet they do not believe this to be FACT or TRUTH.
            I strongly believe that the Founding Fathers of the United States of America REALIZED Truth, that they comprehended God to be the only creator of man and it is only via Spirit (not matter) that all men (women and children) are created equal.  Not equal in matter but equal as Spirit Being.  This is what is TRUE.  When you take God out of the creation (revelation) you become shattered, like the chaff of wheat blown in all directions, forever lost.
            It is important to understand that communism teaches that man’s equality comes via material government (big government).  But the United States’ Constitution explains that man is self-governed via God-Principle.  This is the difference between the two.  This is why communists (in our government, media, and groups like Antifa) are working to destroy the United States’ Constitution.
            God created the United States of America in order that it could give birth to Christian Science via Mary Baker Eddy with her book SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.  This was the second coming of Christ.  The Communist Manifesto, not really written at all by Carl Marx (he was just given credit for writing it, he was given permission to plagiarize it), was published shortly before the first edition of SCIENCE AND HEALTH.  Error was already counterfeiting the divine infinite calculus of spiritual reckoning.  It was a serpent (along with Darwinism and ecclesiastical despotism) biting at the woman’s heels.  Yet, the woman and her seed continually step upon the seven heads of mortal mindedness.
            These seven heads of the red dragon are:  mortal mind, matter, material ego, big government, death, error, and hate.  All are based upon animal magnetism.
            Andreas Galec was afraid; he had no safe place to go when he was accepting communism and atheism into his consciousness.  It was not until he turned from them, stepped upon the serpent’s head, that he found his safe place with God.
            Daniel (righteous judgment) is the reversal of Dan (animal magnetism).  The underlying message of the book of Daniel is that “man and the universe” are “one with Principle (divine “magnetism”), whereby everlasting judgment is passed on Babylon (animal magnetism).”[10]
            Babylon is “the comprehensive symbol of life in matter, or mortal body.  Animal magnetism declares that man enters this body at birth and (after a sojourn of threescore years and ten) vacates it at death.  If it were true that an animal magnetic force did in fact steal man away from God, passing him through one mortal body in order to imprison him in another, this would be the worst of all possible crimes, and the work of the murderer from the beginning.  It would be the equivalent of crucifying the Son of God.  The demonstrations of Jesus prove that both criminal and crime are a dream, and that neither really exists.  Just as it is impossible for a principle to be robbed of its idea, so it is impossible for man to be abstracted from the oneness and wholeness of God.  Only to mortal sense is the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world.  Once the truth is accepted in divine Science, each of us, like the innocent Lamb, is alive for evermore.
            “Prophesying the Christ’s second advent, and the time of the great tribulation (which historically is in progress today), Jesus refers us to the book of Daniel.  We read in Matthew 24:  “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars:  see that ye be not troubled:  for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:  and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places…When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”[11]

Understanding Science:  The opening section of Daniel, in a main tone of the Word, tells us of the need to understand Science in its absolute purity in order to be untouched by animal magnetism, and so prove the impotence of Babylon….”[12]

Science the interpreter:  In the Christ section of the text, Daniel (in Babylon) interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams in much the same way that Joseph (in Egypt) interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh.
            “What do all these dreams typify?  Surely, the Adam-dream of life in matter from which Israel, asleep in this belief, needs to be awakened.  The hypnotic dream of the birth-death cycle, or the time of her supposed exile from the promised land, is that from which all the prophets strive to rouse her.
            “The dream is in two phases.  The first concerns belief in inanimate matter, and is typified by the Babylonian image made up of the different metals; the second concerns animate matter, and is illustrated by the vision of the tree.
            “Until the divine Principle of the universe interprets the universe in Science, there is no true understanding either of what the universe is or of what it is not.  Evidently Daniel has ‘thoroughly learned and properly digested’ the divine Science of being.  Evidently he has reached ‘the range of fetterless Mind’ and knows ‘the past, the present, and the future.’  In fact, he knows ‘the truth more accurately than the astronomer can read the stars of calculate an eclipse’ (S&H 84:3-85:6).  Thus he is able to give the correct interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams, which the Babylonian astrologers, necromancers, and clairvoyants fail to do.  Consequently Daniel is raised to a position of authority in Babylon, as Joseph was in Egypt.
            “The king has forgotten the first part of his dream {Reverend J. R. Dummelow believes that the king remembered the first part of his dream he just did not tell the wise men what it was about.  I think this was probably some sort of test he decided to give them.} – the part that deals with the inanimate, unconscious level of mortal belief – but he remembers the second part {in chapter 4}, which has to do with the animate, conscious level.
            “Through his practice of immortal Mind-reading, in contrast to the psychology methods of mortal mind-reading, practiced by the Chaldeans, Daniel reveals to Nebuchadnezzar the deep and secret things of Science that will be made known to mankind in the ‘latter days.’  He says:  ‘Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image [matter as an image in mortal mind]…and the form thereof was terrible.  This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.  Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces…and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.’
            “This stone, like the one used by David to slay Goliath (exile), is the untouched calculus of Spirit which smites matter in its dual foundations and causes the entire illusion to disintegrate and disappear.  The stone itself grows into a great mountain, and fills the whole of consciousness.  {Could not this mountain be my Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth (seen below)?}  This stone is Israel herself {Science itself} coming from God, the absolute answer to dualistic Babylon.

            “The different metals stand for different world empires, all subservient to Babylon, the golden head of them all.  {Today’s head of gold still exists – the Arab Islamic Nations (sons of Abram).  But it cannot stand when confronted with the divine infinite calculus of spiritual reckoning.}  Once he realizes that his dream foretells Babylon’s downfall, Nebuchadnezzar sets up an image entirely of gold.  This is the assertion that Babylon herself constitutes the whole material world.  Anyone who refuses to worship this golden image which Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up is cast into a burning fiery furnace.  {In today’s world could this gold head be Sharia Law?}
            “The immediate victims of the devouring flames are Daniel’s three friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who decline to idolize the image of matter which is held in mortal mind.  Instead, they worship Spirit, the subjective state of immortal Mind.  ‘Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God,’ says the incredulous king, when he comes to see the destruction wrought by the flames of lust and hate.  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego know that the only real flames are those of the Holy Ghost, divine Science, which is present with them, and which indeed is them.
            “Nebuchadnezzar recounts to Daniel the second part of his dream – the part which he remembers.  He says:  ‘I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth…and the height thereof reached unto heaven…and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree…’
            “This time, it is not a heaven-sent ‘stone’ smiting an inanimate idol, but a heaven-sent ‘watcher’ {an angel of God} ordering the felling of a live tree. The command is to ‘leave the stump of his roots in the earth.’  The phallic symbol of the upright tree stump was common, we are told, to all Semitic fertility cults.  It is found in Old Testament lore under the name ‘asherah,’ meaning ‘upright, erect.’  It is said to be the reason why Yahweh, in his relations with the faithless harlot, Israel, is known as the ‘jealous God.’  The phallic idol, whether in the form of tree-stump or stone, is but a surface symbol of the unconscious, thrusting egotism of primitive mortal mind.  We are fast reaching the New Testament, where God is Father of the Christ-idea that is born to human consciousness.
            “The tree, like the golden image, signifies Nebuchadnezzar himself.  This is evident when both king and tree are identified with the beasts of the earth.  Daniel tells the king {about his upcoming insanity (“lycanthropy”?} that his dwelling will be with the beasts of the field, that he will eat grass as oxen, and that he will be wet with the dew of heaven until ‘seven times’ {seven years} shall pass over him. Then he will be saved from himself.  Ceasing his mortal arrogance, he will bless the most High and ‘praise and extol the honour the King of heaven.’  In other words, ‘mortal mind…is a myth, and must by his own consent yield to Truth’ (S&H 151:31).
            “There are not two attractions, contending with one another for supremacy.  There is not a harlot city, Babylon, as well as a bridal city, New Jerusalem.  The first is but the false mortal concept of the second.  The problem of mortality is solved on the basis of the sole reality of immortality.  Hence the Christly transformation of Nebuchadnezzar from animality to spirituality.”[13]
            Brown does not mention this, but Daniel’s Babylonian name is Belteshazzar, given to him by the king.  This is like how the pharaoh gave Joseph a new name.  Daniel is not called by this appointed name until chapter 4.  Belteshazzar means “Bel’s prince; whom Bel protects; whom the Lord protects; the Lord’s leader; Bel, protect him, i. e., his life.”[14]  Bel means Lord.  It has the same meaning as the name of Baal, lord.  Baal also means “master; possessor; owner; guardian; a husband; Jove; Jupiter; the sun…a generic term for God in many of the Syro-Arabian languages.”[15]
            For sure, God protected Daniel even though the Hebrew God was not the same god as Bel or Baal.
            It is interesting that the planet Jupiter was symbolically inside Virgo’s womb for nine months plus (taking place from November 2016 to September 2017).  I am not saying that this means anything, but it is interesting.  Virgo was supposed to be symbolic of the woman God-crowned from Revelation 12.  Jupiter would have been a symbol of the woman’s manchild who is automatically caught up to heaven (the real safe place).
            While Reverend Dummelow believes that the king’s dreams lead up to the first coming of Christ, W. Gordon Brown explains that they are prophecies for the end time (today).  Is it possible that the dreams are for both?  Or perhaps it is more plausible that the stone of the mountain pyramid began with the first coming of Christ (with Jesus) and continued on into the second coming of Christ (with Christian Science explaining Christ Jesus as the spiritual ideal)?

[1]“ Name has been changed.

[2] Metaphysical Bible Dictionary [My interpolation.]

[3] Ibid [My interpolation from Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.]

[4] On the Fox TV channel there is a show called Lucifer.  The character goes by the name Lucifer Morningstar and is supposed to be the devil.

[5] DISCOVERY Scripture and Science for Kids, March 1999, Volume 10:3; Article:  “WHO, OR WHAT, IS THE ‘MORNING STAR’?” by Bert Thompson, p. 20; [My interpolations.]

[6] Metaphysical Bible Dictionary

[7] Ibid

[8] Ibid

[9] Ibid

[10] FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION, by W. Gordon Brown, p. 251

[11] Ibid, p. 251-252

[12] Ibid, p. 252

[13] Ibid, p. 253-255; [Brown’s interpolation.] {My interpolations.}

[14] Metaphysical Bible Dictionary

[15] Ibid