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Words from Rev. Hensley
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WORDS FROM REV HENSLEY

In Galatians 4:1 Paul is saying, that as long as we remain a child, we differ nothing from a servant though we be lords of all. We will no longer be servants to the church and the state. They were created to be our servants. We hear Paul saying again that we should not be deceived by man for all things are ours.

So this world and all things in it belongs to all people of all nations. The Universal Life Church is standing in between the church and the state, telling people that they are free to break the yoke of bondage and to start standing up for their rights.

For the past 50 years or so, I have been following and studying and trying to understand the church and state system. Until some ten years ago the church was the important part of my life, but, then I began to realize that the church was the dominant power in this country. I also realized that the state was fighting the church and trying to take over. Here in America there has never been as big a war on between the church and the state as the one going on today. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of the church, and President Reagan has made two statements pushing prayer back in the schools. For two weeks in March 1984, the Congress has been debating a bill on putting prayer back in the schools. The fight is even bigger than it was when Darwin came on in the big trial in Tennessee about the evolution. And when Madalyn Murray O'Hair fought to get prayer taken out of the school, it did not stir the people up as much at that day.

In the State of Texas the courts have ruled against the church. The church wanted to teach the evolution as a theory only, but, the court said "NO!' In California the church won a victory against the homosexuals. There was a bill for equal job rights for the homosexuals on the desk of the governor, but, Governor Deukmeijan vetoed it. Recently President Reagan appointed an ambassador to the Vatican which is another tie between the church and the state. Abroad, the fight is also on between the church and the state. The Communist party in Poland is fighting with the Catholic church. The Communists no longer want crucifixes and other religious symbols hanging on the walls in schools and public buildings.

In Lebanon and Far Eastern countries we also see how the religious system wants to take over the power from the state. So you see, why you need to know more about how the church and the state system works. Let me give you a couple of quotes from the Bible that stresses how important this is. We find Paul saying to the Ephesians: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (6:12) We must know who our enemies are - they are the church and the state.

We hear Paul saying again the book of Hebrews that his "voice then shook the earth; but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth, ( meaning - the state) only, but also heaven ( meaning- the church). "

God told John the Revelator that in the last days a messenger would come with this message, and the message is that he would gather all things that are in the church and all things that are in the state and make them one. The message is that all men are born free and that they are also born Kings. This earth belongs to all people. It will be taken away from the church and the state and be given back to the people.

I have been studying the old Bible, for the past 60 years or more. The last 30 years constantly, every day almost. Quoting from II Peter's writing, "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place." This is the darkest day the churches have ever had. I feel I have a light to shine. Paul says that in olden times God spoke through the prophets, but has, in these last days spoken to us by a man. He said that all scripture is given by inspiration. I know that I have the inspiration to write this Bible. Also, that it would be, "good for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction, in righteousness."

Paul also said that "being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God." So, I feel that I have the full right to write this New Bible, for the benefit of all men and women. Paul tells us that we have received all the fullness of God. He also tells us that not only the fullness, but the Godhead have we received.

Why should I write this new Bible? I have been preaching to our people at the local church, for a number of years, that all learning; in medicine, science, religion and other studies, is like a step-ladder; when you reach the top step, what do you do? Think. Do you go back and go up it again? No. You add another step, so that the fellow that's coming up can go higher... and then he can add another step.

For the last several years of studying the Bible I've found I was just repeating it. I knew that it was time for a change. We are coming up on the 21st Century, and there's not one verse of scripture in the Bible that will take you beyond the 20th Century. I felt, by all means, that I should write a new Bible because the things I'm saying, the young people are overwhelmingly agreeing with. People are going to say, "Kirby, don't you know the scripture that says that should any man take from, or add to this book; what will happen to him?" I certainly do remember that scripture well. Now, I am not taking away or adding to John's writings. This Bible is Kirby's writings; not John's. Most of the people who read the Bible are not conscious that a lot of scriptures are fill-in words.

Here, in Paul's writings, in the 5th chapter of Romans, 13-17: 13) "For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14) Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15) But not as the offense, so also is the free gift: for if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16) And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification. 17) For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.' These verses are all added. It's not in the original writings; it's all added. You'll find many verses and lines throughout the whole Bible that's been added.

Ever since John Wycliffe translated it into English in the 1300's, many people have come out with different translations of the Bible. You may say, "But Kirby, that's only for the book of Revelations."

But even in Revelations you'll find many added words and statements. In the last 50 years, it seems that every preacher that studies the Bible a lot, comes out with a new translation. The Mormon church has their Book of Mormon. Christian Science came out with their own; and on and on it goes, telling you what is good and bad with the Bible as we know it today. You hardly hear any preacher preaching from the original King James. My understanding is that the King James has been revised about 7 times or more.

There are thousands upon thousands of books being written about the stories of the Bible. You find these story books not only in Bible book stores, but also in other stores, and even at yard sales and flea-markets. This New Bible is going to provoke some people to so much jealousy and anger that it's going to cause them to read the old Bible, to compare it with "Kirby's Bible." Then they will see and realize what I am really saying, in this new Bible. Here is one of the things I'm saying: Does your religion really do for you, what you believe? Does it give you joy and satisfaction? Or is it all in the past, or the future; and nothing for today? Do you feel empty, and feel that you have to constantly go to church?

As you read this New Bible, I'm sure it will give you new hope that you never dreamed you could have. It will give you so much that you'll want to tell the whole world about this "New Life."

On the next page you'll find an illustration I had made, to help you understand these two worlds; the visible and the invisible. Look in your Bible, at Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead so that they are without excuse: In the invisible world, Christians have to deal with Christ, the Church and the devil. In the visible world, you have to deal with God, the State and Jesus. If you want to understand the Bible better, learn this chart --- study it. We will endeavor to explain some of the things the Bible says, about these illustrations. I would like for you to think and understand why we put God up in the left hand corner and we put the Devil in the bottom, right hand corner (a complete opposite of each other). You can see that a line going from God to the Devil would go right through the man. Just think for a minute, about positive and negative. When you look at the extreme ends of positive and negative, can you find the absolute center point, of positive and negative? No. No one has been able to find the exact center, because it's left to each individual. Good and bad are left up to the person. One person thinks something to be bad and another person doesn't. One person will say something is cold and another person will say the same thing is hot. When we talk about God we have to talk about the devil too, because they're one and the same. For instance, you cannot talk about good without talking about the bad, also, because it takes them both to make the whole.

I would like for you to ask yourself a question: Do I really believe what I've been taught about God? Is God a personality? is he a trinity? Is he a man, like you and me?

The Bible, from Genesis to Revelations gives him all kinds of names and descriptions. Most of the time it speaks of him as a "male" being. Many of the new translations, that are coming out, are getting away from calling God either a male or female being.

I would like to say, right now, that when we speak of God, we don't speak of him as being a male, or female. God is a family name. It means mother earth and father life. Nothing more, nothing less. When we say God, we're always referring to both substance and life. Isn't that really our mother and father substance and life? Let me explain it a little different.- The mother produces the flesh (body). Father produces the seed (life is in the seed),

If you study the man and woman, throughout the Bible, it always teaches that the woman is "of the man". One more little thought here; We plant the seed in the ground. Then, if it's watered and treated right, it will take on a fleshly body (or what we call an earthly body).

In reality, it's neither good nor bad. It becomes a God child, or a child of the devil. There's no difference, as they both come from the same source and they'll go back to the same source (that is, the body).

We want to talk a little bit more about what the Bible says about God.

We find a verse of scripture, in the book of Revelations that states that 'The mystery of God is finished". So, now, we are not looking at God as a great mystery. We're looking at God as "substance"-as our father, and our mother.

We see that all things are "of God". That is, substance (visible and invisible) substance. So really, God is no more a big mystery.

We see Paul, writing to the Ephesians, asking them if they didn't know that all things come out of "Mother God?" He also told the Romans that they come out of mother earth and go back to the mother earth.

Let's talk about the devil now. We have made it very clear, I think, that God and the devil are one and the same.

I want to tell you about a woman who was Miss America a few years ago. She had kept a secret, from the time she was 5 years old, till she was (to the best of my estimation) in her 40's. She said that only a couple of months ago, she had to speak out and tell the world her great secret.

She told her daughter (when her daughter was about 18 years old), when her daughter asked her why she was crying so much, that her daddy had molested her (from the time she was 5, until she was about 18).

Here is the secret to this story; She said that she was a day-girl and a night-girl. Absolutely, two different personalities. She said that at night it was hell. She cried and was miserable. But in the daytime she was alive, beautiful, innocent, A-1 student, and went on to be the star of Miss America, a few years ago.

I'd like to say, right here, that her mother and daddy were a good family. In the town where they lived, they were well liked. He was a respected businessman, very intelligent. (Her daddy is now dead).

Kirby, what are you trying to say? I'm trying to tell you that in the daytime, she was a "child of God". But, at night, she was a "child of the devil".

People didn't discover about this girl's life, at all. She had to tell them. Isn't that the way of all people? They have a good side and they have a bad side. You call the good side "the child of God" and you call the bad side "the child of the devil".

This religious world tries to tell people that when they "get saved", that destroys the bad side of a person. No, it does not.

The scriptures say that the devil is the prince of the air - - the spirit that works in the children of disobedience. Oh, I know, some of the old writers prophesied about the devil (that old Lucifer and all the names they called him).

Now, before we leave God and the devil, I want you to look back at the chart and ask yourself a question; are you really governed and controlled by God, or the devil? do they tell you where to go, when to go, and how to do it?

Look at the chart, very carefully. I say that everything comes from the heart (or solar plexus) of the man. Man created God. God did not create the man. You are not controlled by no devil the devil is controlled by you.

Now, throughout the religious world, people who believe in God, believe he has all power, is all knowing and all wise, and that man is only a puppet.

God is just as big and as powerful, and as great as you think him to be. If you think of him as a man, naturally, you're going to believe he's a man. But if you think that God is male and female, is the earth (as mother-God) and Life (as father-God), then you can begin to realize that you have control of all substance, once you understand its laws. This is the way you become the controller of all things.

Let me give you a scripture that is found in Ephesians chapter 3 and verse 20. "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory . . .'. So, you see, we have the control (once you understand this).

A human being has a tendency, when he hears things, and is taught about things, to blow them up and make them big. For instance, a Baptist person makes God a great big judge. A Pentecostal wants to blow God up, through Jesus. But the Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Seventh day Adventist, etc., don't make God a great judge, or outstanding power over man. But they do (also) believe in God and the devil.

 

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