Okay, I was raised a Jehovah's Witness (quit at 16--went on to study Scientology, Islam, Catholicism--rejected them all for various reasons, with the one 'constant' being the 'control factor' I perceived in each and every one) and I have also done quite a bit of direct sales work. In fact, I have also been involved in teaching direct sales tactics to others.Laura said:Here is the site:
I would appreciate it if some of the forum members would go over there and read this material, report back what you read there, how you react to it, what you think about it, etc.
After 9-11 I found myself wondering (and feeling afraid) about the End Days the JW's had preached, and scared me with all those years before, that I had never completely shaken off up until that time. Was "prophesy" coming true? I could have easily reverted back to my original religious programming, but instead ended up listening to Alex Jones and reading David Icke. I also began exploring some New Age teachings on the net and reading books like Bringers of the Dawn, The Cosmic Serpent, and a lot of Castaneda.
I think a similar thing happened to a lot of people. Some, like me, kept searching, and some got stalled somewhere along the way. Some found the Cass Material. But many, or most, are still stalled at Jones/Icke/Bringers, etc.....or are hanging out at sites like Montalk.
So, my perspective, what jumped out at me, is subjective to, or filtered by, my personal history and experiences...and my programming...even that which I've dealt with.
I can see that this sales pitch could very possibly appeal to a wide and somewhat diverse group of people who's programming in some way overlaps; those who may have left organized religion behind and are looking for answers elsewhere, but are now operating with a mish-mash of programming that includes not only Christianity, but also
Fourth Way, New Age, and, perhaps to a somewhat lesser degree, such ideas as the Neocons and Zionists being behind the New World Order.
Seems to me that combining material that reaches out to all that mixed up programming with classic sales techniques is very clever. And while it may be obvious to some people, such as most in this group, it will not be apparent to many, osit. Many will only 'see' that which they wish to 'see' in it. Many will read it and find themselves responding to the code words that match, or turn on, the individual programming mix with which they are operating.
I think JAH is a very good salesman who understands his customer base very very well, and knows how to present his 'pitch' to appeal to as many people as possible. Here is my analysis of just the into-page. By the time I'd finished doing that I couldn't bring myself to actually read any of the JAH Book itself. I think this is a classic sales pitch designed to include code words in such a way that people are meant to only pick up and respond to those code words that apply to their own particular programming. For me, right off the bat with the title at the top of the page, Ithought of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Here's what I mean:
The JW's preach that (except for the "144,000 Chosen Few" who will go to heaven) the only Way, or hope, for mankind is to be found through the JW's, the only ones with the Truth. So those who accept the Truth will either survive Armageddon or die and be resurrected into a Paradise Here On Earth (Home). And, of course, most Christian sects teach some version of Hell Fire. The Way, reminded 'me' of Fourth Way.The Way home or face The Fire....
Instantly brought to mind Jehovah for me, although I can see that it wouldn't for some people. But what I 'saw' was J'AH as a condensation of J'ehovAH, at the sametime 'hearing' the JAH sound of the first syllable of 'Jeh'ovah. Sort of like an audio-visual double whammy. Later, I followed the link to the 'Malachi chapter 4' page http://jahtruth.net/mal4.htm and was immensely reassured to find the EliJAH reference...whew!...and here I was afraid JAH was a Jehovah thing. :Dby JAH
Again, as with the JW's, JAH's Book is the ONLY source of Truth, and the ONLY Way. The + sign is interesting, and brings to mind New Age thinking, possibly hinting at reincarnation, body+soul, soul married to genetics, although not openly...many, I think, would not even notice the "+". Also, it's a shortened cross. Rosicrucians? Templars?The ONLY Survival Plan for all human+Beings.
The JW's are known for 'backing everything up' by quoting scripture. Also, they contend that everyone on earth will be given an "opportunity" to become aware of and "know the Truth" in time (thus all that door to door stuff...JW's are truly on a mission from Jehovah!) and will have the Free Will to either accept or reject it. This will take place before the Battle of Armageddon, which follows the prophesized period of End Days per Revelations; the Second Coming.CHRIST promised, in The Gospel of John, that at His Second Coming, just before The End, He would show people clearly about God. "John 16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father."
This backs up and restates what is hinted at in the opening salvo, stressing the idea of Individual Free Will. Could "enlighten" be a way of inserting the New Age idea of Enlightenment, perhaps to appeal to those who have an interest in New Age thinking? Both could also be designed to appeal to some people who have been exposed to Fourth Way ideas of working on the self, but have no real understanding of them.He said that just before the Last-Day, when everybody is due to be judged on his/her individual merits, He would come again and publish the Truth of God and enlighten the whole world. "24:27 For as the lightening cometh out of the East, and shineth even unto the West; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be."
I recently observed an Easter Vigil Catholic Mass (hadn't been to a Mass in several years) and was repelled by watching people taking part in the 'simulated human sacrifice' of communion. (Ewww.... Why hadn't I noticed that before when I was attending Mass regularly?) Anyway-the "eating and digesting" of the Book and the "bitter in the stomach and sweet in the mouth" reminded me of Sacrifice as played out in communion, as well as the idea of sacrifice in working on the Self. For either, perhaps sacrifice will not be altogether pleasant, but it's 'necessary'.This is also described in The Book of Revelation / Apocalypse, chapter 10, where the Angel gives the apostle, John, a little book and when he eats it up (reads and digests its contents) it is bitter in his belly, but is in his mouth sweet as honey (easy to read, but not so easy to digest and do what it says). "10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the Prophets." "10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke unto me again, and said, Go [and] take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the "sea" and upon the "earth"." "10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take [it], and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth as sweet as honey." "10:10 And I took the little book (white stone ch. 2:17) out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten (digested) it, my belly was bitter."
This paragraph also points out the 'difficulty of the Way', as anyone who is familiar with Fourth Way teachings would be familiar with, and also alludes to Mysticism, for those inclined to notice it. More scripture for those with fundie religious programming in place. Something for just about everyone.
I see this paragraph as a classic sales 'closing', with more fear mongering, recapping the themes of Way, Fire, Two Choices, One Truth, End Days, Urgency, etc. Interesting that the Koran is suddenly thrown into the mix. Very inclusive; you see, "It's not just the Bible that has something to say (prophesy) about this....and how about those enemies of Islam, the Zionists, not to mention the connection between the Neocons and the Zionists?"This Book is available now and is called 'The Way home or face The Fire' by JAH (see Malachi chapter 4, http://jahtruth.net/mal4.htm) It explains the Truth about God; the True interpretation of The Holy Bible and The Holy Koran; the True reasons why what is happening now is happening and what is going to happen in the very near future in the world. It also explains the consequences involved in taking each of the two paths - The Way home or the way to The Fire.
To obtain your copy of this, the ONLY survival plan - 'The Way home or face The Fire', send