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A Letter to Zevi from David-Matthew

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DATE:
Sunday,
April
3rd, 2011
-Page
1-
TITLE:
WAS
JESUS
CHRIST (YESHUA)
THE
"ULTIMATE
COMMUNIST"?
By
Sean
"Zevi"Herigodt
-and
David-Matthew
E.
Strunk
My
name
is
David
"Matt" Strunk,
known
as "Matthew
David"
by the
group
commonly
called
"the
Brothers"
or "The Church of
Fort
Collins".
"The
Brothers"
are a
group
of
Christians
who
broke
off
from another
group
commonly known
as "The
Bretheran"
and
officially
known
as "The Jim
Roberts
Group". The Jim
Roberts
Group has a
reputation
of
being
a
"cult"
by the
mass
media and by most
other
Christians.
I
myself, having
met
very
few of them but
having
heard
much
about
them by the
group
who
broke
off
from
themand
settled
mostly
in
Fort
Collins,
CO.
called
the
Brothers, view
them not so
much
asa
cult
but
more
as an
ultra-Conservative,
ultra-legalistic,
militant
and yet
non-violent
group
of
Christians
who
take
their Chfistianity
very
seriously.
Most
"cults"
by
defenit-
ion
usually
have a
leader
who
demands
his/her
followers
provide constant
cash
flow
for
the
leadership
of the
church
(usually
one
person)
and have
doctorines
that
are not even
remotely
"Christian"
although they
may or may not
borrow
heavily
from
(and
misinterpret)Bible
scripture.
In the case of the Jim
Roberts
Group,
money
is not an
issue
at
all,
rather
the
issue
seems
to be an
unyielding alliegence
to, and
obeying
of, all of
this
man Jim
Robert's
particular interpretation
of
Bible
scripture.
The above
descriptive
paragraph
is
just
to
introduce myself
and
explain
how I met,and
know, Sean
"Zevi" Herigodt.
A few days ago
during
a phone
conversation,
we were
discussing
communism
and
Christianity,
and
Zevi
was
trying
to
explain
to me how hedrew
parallels
between them.
I
made
some
comments
about
the
concept Zevi
was
trying
to
convey to me, and he
liked
my
comments
so
much
that
he asked me to go
think
on it
some
more
and
write
out a
series
of
notes
about
it based on our
conversation
that
he
could
later
use in
enlarging
and
clarifying
his
concept
into
a
synopsis
he
could
use as a
basis
for
perhaps
a sermon,or
perhaps
a
sort
of
written
thesis
paper on the
subject.
I'm not
really
clear
about
what my
friend
Zevi
has
going
on
there
in New Or
leans,
having
not
visited
him
there yet,
but I
imagine
he
probably
has
some
sort
ofcommune-style
Christian
group
going,
a
sort
of
tightly-knit
yet
loosely-organizedchurch
similar
to the one he
left
we used to
just call
"The
Howes
St.
House"
(then
later
the "Meldrum St.
House"
after
a
move)
back in
Fort
Collins,
Colorado.
So, I
imagine
what
Zevi
was
trying
to ask of me
during
our
last
phone
conversation
was to
write
out
some
notes
based on my
thoughts
about
his
idea
of the
similarities
between
true
Christianity
and
real
Communism
(as opposed to the
institutionalized
version
of
both,
which
is
almost
universally
misunderstood
due to the
influence
of
Satan),so
he
could organize
my
notes
into
a
written
paper,
a
presentation
to the New
Orleans
group
he's a
part
of. The
exact
thing
he
said
to me was, "Wow, you
just
said
perfectly
exactly
the
thing
I have been
trying
to say
all along
but I
just
couldn't
come
up
with
the words to say
it!
You need to go
write that
stuff
down
and send
it
to me so
I
can use
it!"
I
was
extremely
flattered,
then immediately
felt
guilty
because, you
know,
Christians
are supposed to
avoid being
"prideful".
(TURN
OVER-->)
 
-Pg.
2-
The
reason
I
felt
so
flattered
by Zevi's
complimentsabout
my understanding of
his
ideas and his request for me to
write
out notes
about
it,
is
because
I
have
al
ways
looked up to
Zevi
as a
sort
of
"Church
Elder",
even
though
he is
younger
thanme. This is
because
Zevi
has
been
a
Christian
longer than me, has
settled
upon
Christ
ianity
as his one and only
religious
faith
whereas
I tend to
skip
around
to
different
religions
but
somehow
always
"coming
home"
back
to
Christianity after
I
find
flaws in
the
other
religions,
and
because
I
feel
that
Zevi
has fought harder to avoid sin in
all it's
various manifestations and
been
more
successful at it than I
ever
have.
As
I
type
this,
I am
sitting
in a
Colorado
jail
for
multiple
felonies,
looking
at the
possibility
of years in
prison
due to
stupid
things
I do while
intoxicated
on alcoholand drugs. I
have
had a
problem
with
drugs and alcohol for years and
have
always
viewed
this
problem
of
more
of a
religious
and
spiritual
failure
than simply a personalone, and
always
went
to
Zevi
for advice
because
I
felt
rejected
by the other
members
of
his own group, not to mention other churches, and I
always
felt
that
Zevi
gave
me
good
advice but
that
I
just
didn't
follow
it well
enough
to
affect
a
change.
So
when
Zevi
said he
liked
my consents
about
his
comparisons
of
(true)
communism
to
(true)Christianity
and
asked
me to
"write
notes
about
it"
to
send
him, I
felt
like
Saul
musthave
felt
after,
having turned from being "Saul" to being "Paul", wrote histhoughts
ajfcoutChristianity
and brought
them
to the
original
Apostles and let
them
read it and then
asked,
"What
do you
think,
guys?"
and they
answered
him, "Not onlydo we
like
it,
but we
like
it
enough
that
it's
goin' in The
Book,
baby!"
So the
thing
is,
I
really
have
to
watch
my
pride
as I
write
this
and do my best to stay "on
topic"
and not go off on tangents as I am
prone
to do, and not
talk
about
myself unless it
is
in
relation
to an
specific
example
of
Christian
communism.
I've also decided topray before
each
typing
session in
spite
of the
factthat
I
have
had
much
troublewith
my own
faith
lately-
although I believe my own
faith
or
lack
thereof has
little
to
do
with
this
paper,
as the
facts
of
Christian
communism
seem
self-evident
to me.
DATE:
Wednesday,
o4/o6
/2011
§
This
paper
will
take several
days
to
write,
as 1 am only
allotted
a
certain
amount
of
time in the
jail
typing
room
and the
typewriter
itself
is
often
out of ink due to
it's
near-continual use by other inmates. I've said my prayer and am ready to begin.
I
think
it wise to begin
this
paper
with
a repeat of the conversation I had
with
Zevi
and the
comments
made
that
prompted
this
paper
to begin
with,
to the best ofmy
recollection,
since it has already
been
about
two
weeks
since
that
conversation.We
were
discussing a
letter
Zevi
had sent me in
which Zevi
had mailed me a
copy
of a
paper
he had
written
describing
the
difference
between
Communism,
Socialism, and
Marx
ism. I had
made
the
comment
that
any one of those forms of
government
could possibly
work
except the
problem
is simply
human
greed
and the
lust
for
power,
which alwaystrumps
and overtakes any type of idealism in any
society,
nomatter
what
actual form
uui,
simpiy
oecause
the
Jehovah
Witnesses
believe
that
Yeshua
, or
Christ
Jesus,
is
actually
the
Archangel
Michael, not "God in the Flesh", and I am not sure
that
this
belief qualifies
the
Jehovah
Witnesses
as
technically
a
"ChristianVeliaion.
wpt
.h*r
 
version
of the
reason
for all the events
following
the
Fall
of Man
after
Eve ate the
Forbidden
Fruit
in the
Book
of
Genesis
is as
follows: Basically,
the serpant (Satan)was proposing to Eve, and by extention
Adam,
that
mankind
can
rule
himself-
that
we,as
humans,
do not
need
God to
govern
us and
that
we, given
enough
time to
"work
all
the
kinks out of the
system",
can and
will
be able to successfully
govern
ourselves
without
God's
help or
guidance.
Therefore, the
reason
God allows
evil
in all of it'ssad and
painful
manifestations to continue
unabated
for so long, is so
that
man can
have
a
chance
to
prove
to himself
beyond
a
shadow
of an^
doubt
that
he (man) or hisnewly-appointed &
chosen Master
(Satan) can, is, or
ever
will
be able to, successfully
govern
His (God Almighty's) planet
and/or
His
people
(mankind). The
Jehovah
Witness
idea is
that,
God
does
not
want
to be
accused
of "playing
dirty
pool" by
killing
off
Satan
and his
followers
until
they
have
had every
last
chance
to
prove
themselves
worthy of being able to
rule
the
Kingdom
they
stole
to
anyone's
satisfaction,
except
perhaps Satan's
himself. I
would
take
that
even
a step
further
and say
that
not
even
Satan would
be
happy
with
the
result,
because
Satan
is so
consumed
with
jealosy ofGod, envying and coveting His
Throne
soo badly,
that
in the end,
even
if God
were
to
just
give it to him, in
whatever
is
left
of
Satan's
heart he
still
would
not be
truly
"happy" because
he
would
know
deep
down
that
he
stole
it,
or at the very
least,
if
it
was given him instead of him
stealing
it,
he
doesn'tdeserve
it.
He
didn't
create
it,
it
can
NEVER
BE HIS,
EVEN
IF
HE
AQUIRED
"OWNERSHIP"
OF IT.
I
don't
think
the
Jehovah's
Witnesses
are
that
far off of the
mark
with
that
line
of
thinking,
yet I
think
the
more commonly
held idea of
Christianity
is
more
accurate:God created everything for His Own pleasure, and He
shares
it all
with
us
because
He
knows
how
much
we
would
totally
appreciate having it
shared
with
us-
this
is why God"created man in His
Image",
so
that
we
would
naturally
enjoy aV[ the
same
things Heenjoys. It
isn
't
a matter of
figuring
out who can
govern
what
better than
whom,
it isa matter of
figuring
out who and
what
God IS. WHO God is, is "The
Alpha
and the
Omega",
the
God of
Gods,
the Almighty, the
Most
High,
and
WHAT
He is, is
LOVE.
And
LIFE.
AndHe created us "In His
image"because
He
wants
us to enjoy
what
He
enjofs-
All
that
He
makes,
All
that
He is. His very nature is to "share"
things,
not to "take"
things,
and
this
is the proof of His love. Why
would
He
need
to "take" anything if everything isHis in the
first
place? But He "shares" things
because,
when
you share, it gives choice
-if
I
offer
to
share
my peanut-butter
sandwich
with
you, you
have
the oppertunity tosay "yes,
I'll
have
some,
thanks" or "no, I
don't
want
any". This
"free
will"
to
choose
is
the basis of
life itself.
Because,
without
free
will,
we are nothing
more
than ro
bots,
and a robot has no
"life",
it only
appears
to. By
giving
us
free
will
God
gave
us
life,
and
that
puts us "on a par"
with
Him in the
sense
that
He
does
things
that
He
chooses
to do out of His own version of His
free
will.
Therefore,
"life"
and
"free
will"
are inseperable; one
cannot
exist
without the other.Eve brought
death
into
the world by
listening
to
Satan
because
God did not
choose
to
share
that
one
tree-
therefore it
made
Eve (and
Adam)
a
theif
to eat of
it.
"Sharing"

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