(Brother Braden is a young disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized last fall. We do about everything together . . . working, studying, witnessing, everyday life. He is a musician and songwriter. More importantly, I believe his love for God is authentic. He is a blessing)
"So in 2015, I came across a video called, "America: from freedom to fascism".
It was a roughly 2 hour documentary about the federal reserve, the IRS, their function and foundation; and proving through historical fact, research of events, supreme court rulings; interviews with ex-IRS agents, and an IRS director to prove this: there is no law that requires you to pay a federal income tax, doing so voids your 5th amendment by being put in jail for not doing so and that these institutions are the perpetrators of the largest fraud in modern history to the end that the American people would be enslaved, through debt.
Once I learned this, I was shocked. I began to look deeper, and I discovered the people who started such an endeavor are all in cohorts throughout the world, not just the united states. They owned the central banks from which the governments loaned their money and lived in the heights of every major industry that exists. The medias, Hollywood, pharmaceuticals, FDA, CIA, FBI: so on and so forth...
I looked deeper into these individuals.
They all were associated with a religion known as freemasonry. From Jay-Z to George Washington, freemasons seemed to live in the most prestigious heights of society since who knows when; such a fact that can commonly be seen boasted about on freemasonic websites. I looked deeper into it.
Two of the most famous, ordained and venerated men in freemasonry, (within freemasonic circles worldwide), are Albert Pike and Alistair Crowley. Both men stated that the God of freemasonry was Lucifer... Alistair was known to be a pedophile, sacrificing children to his god, doing unspeakable things to them in the name of "power".
I started seeing his doctrines spoken of in cartoons, music, his face in the corners of the Sergeant peppers album cover, his face on t-shirts, his doctrine "do what thou wilt" on Jay-z's Shirt.
Upon my investigation I could no longer deny what I had learned: a bunch of Lucifer worshiping freemasons run the world. They manipulate the people through their interests by forcing us to choose our interests from their list of options, which can be found on the television, the music, the politics, etc. These days they don't need a propaganda truck, they will keep your view of what is important in life within their paradigm through your educational training(indoctrination), and they will keep your interests tamed with things called network programming or the radio.
The rest of the time you'll be forced to work at a job you believe you're required to have because you need to pay money you think is valuable, so you can afford the things you think you need to be happy. Meanwhile deep in your heart, you know these material things will never satisfy you.
"They" want you to get a job, raise children, buy a house, get into debt, and be a salve in their industrial complex until you're dead.
I saw the truth.
So, I started over. I cast away my preconceived notions of the world, of God, and life itself.
And have come to the conclusion based on my own observations and inferences that the world is not a globe, it's not in an expanding infinite universe that is billions of years old, we did not come from apes, and we are taught these things from a young age by the educational and scientific communities because they want us to believe there is no God through those teachings.
Virtually everything we are taught and exposed to by education and entertainment concerning these commonly accepted ideas and many others are lies based on assumptions.
The American dream and pursuing the things of this world to be happy is vain and foolish because the only real truth is Jesus, the only real way is His word, and the only real life is the one He can give you through acknowledging these three things and studying the world around you to see if they be true.
Over the period of a year or two I learned the world we live in is not what it seems. I discovered that God was undoubtedly true, and that His name was Jesus Christ. But other than some of my ideas and interests, not much of me changed.
Some more time went by.
It was August 2017
I was living in my first apartment I was a depressed and lonely person. I was sleeping with some girl I knew from high school, smoking marijuana constantly and spending most of my time either watching conspiracy videos or working.
I had come across a street preaching video with a good message many months before, but I found that such-like videos were taking up more of my TV time than conspiracies and movies.
(I do not condone railing or "angry crowd stirring")
I heard verses that I'd never heard before that emphasized the need in a change of heart, and repentance.
After a while I was convicted of the lost and sinful state I was in, without hope, as if there was no God in the world. Pretty soon I began to forsake all of the things that were holding me back. I threw away my TV, flushed the pot, broke the electronic cigarette, told that girl to leave, picked up my bible and fell on my knees and wept and prayed almost every night. I was burdened by the weight of the sin that was on my back. I began to pray that God would have mercy on me, guide my feet in the way that they should go, that I would find fellowship, and friends.
God saw fit to give me all 4. Within 2 weeks, he answered my prayers verbatim.
I met a man on Facebook who I invited to my home and soon enough I quit my job, left my apartment, moved in with the fellowship he was with and devoted my life to living out the teachings of the bible.
To save money, around 98% of the food I eat is recycled, it would shock you how many hundreds of pounds of perfectly good food is thrown out for ridiculous reasons. The money that is saved helps enable us to use the money we earn specifically for Kingdom purposes.
I no longer smoke weed, fornicate, look at woman to lust after them, swear (make oaths or promises), curse, lie, joke, steal, listen to worldly music, TV or any suchlike things; and there are many other things that I abstain from because of what I have learned from reading the bible instead of letting the world teach me what is "cool" or what the will of the Lord is.
Instead, I love my enemies, spreading the Truth to all who have an ear to hear, studying the word, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
We work with our hands as private construction contractors using the money to provide for our basic needs and giving the rest to fund witnessing trips to universities, trips to meet brothers and sisters individually that we might inspire them to seek the Lord more fervently. The money we earn is also used to build wells for people who are in need of clean water all over the earth through a small nonprofit we have called "The Blessing of Water".
I live with others who have forsaken all to follow Jesus. These do the same as I. We have one mind, one purse, having all things common and we are constantly exhorting one another that we might do always those things which are pleasing to Jesus.
My life, my works, my mind, my body and my soul are no longer mine, but property of the King of kings and Lord of lords: Jesus Christ.