An extremely popular movie circulating on the Web these days is known as Zeitgeist. A movie where it can be concluded that one of its primary objective is to discredit Christianity and to “prove” that Jesus the Messiah was a fraud and that Christianity is nothing more than an amalgam of pagan beliefs. Along with this charge, the creators of this movie draw the conclusion that religion is simply a tool of the world employed by the powerful to keep the masses in subjugation through superstitious ignorance.

Sadly, the vast majority who have watched this film are representative of the Internet “get it now” generation that does not do its homework or perform due diligence when presented with a thesis. Instead, if what is presented sounds and looks good to them and falls in line with their world view, they accept it as “gospel” truth without question or further research. So it goes with Zeitgeist for countless individuals who have watched the movie, been baptized into its doctrine and become its evangelists.

This is ironic when you consider that those who say they are open minded and seeking truth are actually guilty of the very thing they accuse Christians of. The accusation of course being that Christians are gullible simpletons who have believed a lie, which if only they took the time to research, would see they are deceived. Yet when the disciples of Zeitgeist accept everything in this movie that discredits Christianity without raising a questioning eyebrow they are seen as being the true seekers of truth. I’m sorry but this is hypocrisy.

True Christians though, contrary to any inferences or accusations, are not afraid of truth. Examine Christianity honestly and you will see that the claims of Jesus Christ and the writings of the apostles and prophets have been the most studied and scrutinized ever to have existed in all of history. Try this with the writings from Zeitgeist’s heralded “experts” and see how long they last under a microscope of equal power.

And so I present a challenge to those who have watched Zeitgeist and even those who have not. This being for you to examine evidence that the writers of Zeitgeist failed to provide to their viewers. Evidence you should evaluate and examine for yourself so that at the end of the “day” you have done your homework and can base you beliefs on what is presented from both sides of the spectrum.

As a starter consider Zeitgeist Refuted. Watch it with an open mind and take the time to do your own research. For I would just as much hate for you to accept what is presented in this rebuttal anymore than what you may have believed from Zeitgeist. Because if at the end of the “day” you come away rejecting Jesus Christ this is your choice where I am not here to strong arm you to my beliefs. But your rejection should be based on fact and not the wild and fanciful conclusions drawn by Zeitgeist which wither away when honestly examined.

Likewise, I want to state that myriad true Christians, contrary to what you might think in watching the Zeitgeist “exposé”, are not ignorant to what is presented therein. We will readily admit that men are liars for our Lord and the Scriptures teach us this truth over and over again. We even have commandments of God and the Lord Jesus that teach against lying.

It goes hand-in-hand with this truth about men being liars where we preach to the world that false religion has been one of the greatest purveyors of lies. A fact as much true today as it was in Jesus’ day where we can read just one of his many scathing denunciation of the Pharisees who were emblematic of outward professors of religious godliness in words and deed yet inwardly they were “ravening wolves.” Jesus says to them and all false professors you “…are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (Jesus in John 8:44)

We likewise are astute to the banking institution and Federal Reserve being a fraudulent system. Not because of Zeitgeist though, but because our Scriptures, the ones Zeitgeist vainly attempt to disprove, tell us so. Truths that have known by God’s people for thousands of years before the Federal Reserve was even conceived in the mind of man. Yet most men then, as is true today, reject God’s word and build systems in direct opposition to his commands as they are ever seeking to fleece people of their wealth and to enslave them to ungodly institutions. For our God tells his people that they are to “…have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (Deuteronomy 25:15)

But men, ungodly men, have throughout history used unjust weights and measures just as is the case with the Federal Reserve and her fiat money, fractional reserves and other ungodly practices. Men who are just like those who produced Zeitgeist, Christ denying, God hating individuals who hate his word and seek to build their own religion of humanism. Yet the Word of God stands against the Fed even as our LORD declares that “A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1)

We too know about false religion and that of Roman Catholicism and her Babylonian mysteries. Here, many of us have studied to show ourselves approved where we understand that Christ Mass (i.e. Christmas) is pagan just as is Easter. Here, we boldly preach against these lies that have crept into the church even when it means mockery from the religious of our day and shunning from our friends and family. You can if you like read a detailed study I have done on Rome’s adopting of the pagan into the church here where she magically crafted Christmas out of the Roman Saturnalia. It is written specifically to those who call themselves Christians and keep this day so as to educate them, yet you will profit from it if you take the time to read it and to see that our Lord has shown us these truths. Truths that our brethren throughout history have valiantly defended when attacked by Rome’s lies and those of all false religion.

Brethren who defended the truth with their very lives for it was these, that is the true Christians, who were tortured and killed by Rome’s murderous killing machine know as the Inquisitions. Killing not done by Christians but by Christ-denying papists who were dead in their sins and hated Jesus Christ. They being just like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day who had him scourged and nailed to a tree! Again, our Lord warned us about such things two thousand years ago so we know full well that religious men will do many evil and vile things in the name of God. For our Lord spoke specifically to this very thing where he said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them.” (John 16:1-4)

Finally, be in known that true Christians who have “done their homework”, are well aware that conspiracies exist whether they be in governments, homes or even religious institutions. Why you ask? Because once again our Scriptures reveal this truth. A truth where our Lord taught that “…men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” (Jesus in John 3:19-20)

This is the very nature of sin or evil which does not want to come into the light lest it be exposed. Sin that may be as “small” as you telling someone a lie, or as large as a group of men plotting the destruction of western civilization. Our Scriptures also deal in exacting precision with conspiracies as they have been plotted against the Lord and his anointed. Below we will look at just two.

The first is where the Jews sought to kill Paul whom they hated with a bitter passion after he went from killing Christians (that’s right) to preaching Jesus Christ crucified as being the only way for a man to be made right with God. We read that, “And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.” (Acts 23:12)

And the most famous, or infamous example of all conspiracies is when men conspired to kill the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Glory where “[t]hen assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him [Jesus].” (Matthew 26:3-4)

And so you see we are not as ignorant as Zeitgeist make us out to be, no quite the contrary. And the fact that some of our brethren, that is the few chosen Christians that are in the world may not yet see these things does not in any way negate the truths that our Lord and his Word reveals. For all of mankind has been deceived at one time or another and Jesus Christ warns all against such deception where he says “Take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:4)

I close by saying to all that you truly take heed that no man or movie deceive you. Truth does exist and I unashamedly declare that it is found in the person of Jesus the Christ. You will have to make a choice today whom you will serve. Will it be the world and her institutions and lying spokesman or will it be Jesus Christ? Will you be on the side of those who shouted out “crucify him!” when presented with Jesus Christ just as Zeitgeist shouts today, or will you fall down at his feet and cry out for mercy that he grant you repentance and eternal life?

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