Saturday, August 22, 2015

 LUCKY CHARMS

      Ever hear about people seeing, or thinking they see Jesus in different objects like veggies, fruit,
paint smears, pets markings etc. There was some guy a few years ago who put something up for sale on Ebay that supposedly looked like it had an image of Jesus in it. It's a joke,  like God is speaking directly at Nathan

Thursday, August 13, 2015

THE PROPHET'S DREAM

 http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2005/08/15/story8.html




















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TRIVIA : DO A SEARCH FOR "FILM ACTORS LAB" AND YOU WILL FIND THERE'S MANY ACTORS SCHOOLS WITH SIMILAR SOUNDING NAMES  RUN BY OTHER MORE WELL KNOWN PEOPLE. EVEN AT LEAST ONE WITH THE SAME EXACT NAME BESIDES THE "ORTHO"ACTOR / PROPHET N. L. LEWIS DEFUNCT SCHOOL.
 DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HIS ACTING SCHOOL CAME VERY CLOSE TO HIS PROJECTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE FIGURES HE TALKED ABOUT IN THE ARTICLE ABOVE FROM 2008.
 HERE A OLD BLOG PROMOTION OF HIS FROM 2006

YEA, THAT'S  HIM FROM HIS BAPTIST MINISTER PROPHET /ACTOR / KINGDOM FILMS DAYS BEFORE HE GREW HIS ORTHO-HAIR &BEARD AND REINVENTED HIMSELF AS MR. JTO

 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

THE PROPHETS LAST DAYS

      Prophet Nathan's Final Days In 
                The GOC-K & ROCA



 After leaving the GOC, Nathan turned up at Fr. Gregory Williams ROCA parish in Liberty,Tenn. This was well before the SIR-GOC-K union, so ROCA was still not in communion with the GOC-K at that time. But when he entered the ROCA, he didn't lay all his cards out on the table, as to why he had left his last jurisdiction. Instead he was being quite cryptic, as is his style.
 At first the priest was happy to have him and his family around, as they were very helpful, Fr. Gregory being up there in age and having a extremely hectic workload juggling his priestly duties, the St. John of Kronstadt Press, being administrator of The Haitian Orthodox Mission http://www.annunciation.us/haitian-orthodox-mission/ and his traveling there, as well as to other far away smaller parish missions as the priest. That's not to mention having to care for his own family and home also.


Fr. Gregory has had a long church oriented relationship with Joanna Higginbothan and although amicable most of the time, they have bumped heads once and a while over certain issues.This was one of those periods of time. Joanna had been trying to explain to him about Nathan. We had discovered Nathan's delusion of believing himself to be a prophet from reading his "Orthodox Prophets" and "Journey To Orthodoxy" blogs. This delusion was directly responsible, I believe, as to why he left his last priest. He had refused to remove his "Orthodox Prophets" blog, even after the GOC bishop had asked him to because of it's inappropriate contents.
Nathan had been complaining to Fr. Gregory about us, alleging harassment. But he was not letting on as to the real reasons why he was claiming this. He made a post some time later in order to justify his departures from the GOC-K and ROCA. He called it "Preach It Brother!" In it he wrote
"I have often been subjected to the assertion that all that came before was prelest, deception, and the workings of demons. It took me a while, and two sectarian-minded priests to realize that that is a modern form of phariseeism birthed of isolation. One priest actually told me that if I were to leave his communion, there would be "no salvific grace for me in the sacraments".  Another told me that I should get out of the film industry."
 It's obvious that here he is referring to his last two jurisdictions and  priests. It's my conjecture that it was the GOC-K priest who said if he were to leave his communion there would be no grace in the sacraments. Of course, this is Nathan's take on what was actually said. I believe the priest who told him he should quit the film industry must have been Fr Gregory. He goes on to say:  
"I currently even have "orthodox" pharisees decrying the fact that I am in the film industry. One condemned, as "folly", the fact that I am in Hollywood, working, during Lent, as if there is no Lent in California"

Obviously, Nathan has more than a couple of people who don't subscribe to his notions of "Orthodoxy", and they have been letting him know this from the get go. I know that one of the "Orthodox pharisee's" he's referring to is myself, taken from a unpublished comment I had made to a previous post. He had written about a planned trip to Hollywood during Lent, supposedly to look for work by "rubbing a few elbows ". I'm not sure how that all worked out but I am sure he must have had a great time. My own personal opinion in regards to this trip is that he probably financed it using some poor sucker's money sent him after one of his many plea's of support, allegedly for making "quality Orthodox films". He says he has a "film production company", which I believe probably exists only on paper and a website. This is the second so called production company he's supposedly had to make Christian films that I've become aware of  by reading his earlier blog posts. To my knowledge, not one, not even one crappy quality "Orthodox film" has ever been produced so far. If there is one ever actually completed it will, for sure be, "highly anticipated" and "riveting". He just loves using these words to describe books and films he likes. 
   Anyway, I had mentioned this trip to Hollywood to Joanna and she made the Lent remark and I agreed with it. So, I decided I would mention it to him in a comment. I knew he would never publish it because he will only publish comments that make him look good.

I knew this comment would anger him so much that he would just have to write another one of his whining posts to justify his actions. He called it "Look to the Hills". In it he says :
  "Let them call you a "church hopper". Let them accuse you of not "submitting to your priest". Who cares!? Choose to live the abundant life!"
 "If you are in such a church and the church will not change, leave, before it changes you."
This shows Nathan Lewis's Protestant geared mindset. If one church isn't your style just go on to the next shopping center. Never mind if the next one is not canonical or is hetetical or vagante, or whatever! If they tell you something you don't like hearing then leave. Change the teachings of the church if you can. Be a reformer or let them change for you, if not look to the hills? Obviously he believes he knows much more than the Church. He's a prophet who doesn't need to answer to anyone, for any of his actions, that's his credo. This all makes for a great Protestant but a truly rotten Orthodox.

 

Let's get back to my narrative. The priest then started to take a closer look at all the un-Orthodox nonsense Nathan had authored on his blogs. He finally understood just what Nathan was really all about. Yet, he hadn't given up on him and thought he would try to pastor him out of all his folly. The only effect this had was to make Nathan threaten to write his bishop and also Metropolitan Agathangel. He thought by doing so it would get Fr. Gregory to back off. In his imagination, he believed the priest would actually get reprimanded for not going along with his delusions of grandeur, which existed in his mind. This all just goes to show just how twisted this man's reasoning is.
Basically this all is the same pattern he followed before leaving the GOC in a big huff. Only there, the priest was the one who contacted the bishop first. The GOC bishop told Nathan that his "Orthodox Prophets" blog was neither proper or acceptable to the Orthodox Church. He ordered that he remove it immediately. Nathan refused, and hit the road in a hissy fit, as he ended up doing again when he left ROCA.
 

The bishop was shown material from the "Orthodox Prophets" blog and also from the Pentecostal/Charismatic infused "Journey To Orthodoxy" blog. The situation was also explained to the Metropolitan and he understood just who and what Fr. Gregory was dealing with. Nathan finally understood also after he was rebuffed. He never returned, staying away to lick his wounds and regroup.    
 Some months later we had learned that he had, at some point, joined The Autonomous True Orthodox Metropolia Of North And South America And The British Isles-Who-Follow-The-Made-Up- Western-Rite-Because-We-Are-Not-Eastern-However-We-Definitely-Do-Have-Apostolic-Succession-Because-We-Say-So, or something like that. Myself, I just like to call it, The Regurgitated Milan Synod for short.


  On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Joanna Higginbotham emailed me:
joannahigginbotham@gmail.com> wrote:
   Help me find Nathan's blog posts that reveal his delusion. I want to give Fr. Gregory a report to show the bishop. I was looking
through the "Orthodox Prophets" blog, then the "Journey To Orthodoxy" blog starting with the most recent post and working back. When I got to Rose-ites
* Nathan left a convenient list of related posts at the bottom.

  http://journeytoorthodoxy.blogspot.com/2012/08/roseites-and-charismatic-gifts.html
  * Roseites, A derogatory label Lewis uses to define anyone who reads and believes the very Orthodox teachings of Fr. Seraphim Rose. He even wrote a long, inaccurate posting about the subject

 On 1/21/13, MR. XRISTIDIS <mrxristidis@gmail.com> wrote:

  Sorry that I haven't had much time to go through all his stuff yet but there's more than enough stuff on both his blogs to show what he is all about. What does he expect by writing to Met. Agathangel, to be appointed church prophet? The man is a nut.

 On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Joanna Higginbotham <

  joannahigginbotham@gmail.com> wrote:
  I saw where Nathan answered some of my anti-charismatic posts [whichI hadn't seen before] and he puts words in my mouth and accused me of things untrue. In his "Rose-ites and the Charismatic Gifts" JTO post he says I said he has "incomplete salvation."  Actually I say that he has an "incomplete conversion".

 MR. XRISTIDIS <mrxristidis@gmail.com> wrote:
  I think Nathan is a controlling person and he and Fr. Gregory bumped heads, he has stated in his OP blog that "A prophet does not seek nor require the permission or approval of a priest, bishop or king for it is often to such that he is called to speak" I wonder what exactly Nathan put in the letter to  Met. Agathangel? He probably pulled a suaidenistic move and reported us too. Again, he is some kind of a nut.
   
On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Joanna Higginbotham <joannahigginbotham@gmail.com> wrote:
 Whatever Nathan wrote, it will be dismissed when Metropolitan Agathangel understands that Nathan thinks he is a Prophet. Even if what he says has a grain of truth.  Fr. (name deleted by me) was alerted last fall, and also Fr. (name deleted by me). I sent Fr. Gregory another copy of the email I got from the GOC"s Fr. (name deleted by me) which indicates the bishop was involved there too
My 3 main points are:
1) Nathan thinks he is a prophet
2) Nathan was a prophet before he entered the Orthodox Church
3) Nathan won't listen to anyone, even a bishop.
  Then, 4th, if I can, I wish to show that Nathan wants to bring charismatic gifts into Orthodoxy [ROCA]. But I haven't yet found that "Calling All Prophets" post I saw once...I'm thinking, too, to point out that Nathan says his background is Baptist.  But that is misleading. His salient history is the Charismatic.*
 *Or I would say the Pentecostal mindset.

  I was told this by someone (who wishes to remain nameless) who was there, that the very last time Nathan had attended Fr. Gregory's church...

 " He had come to the Nativity vigil, but hadn't come to the liturgy. He handed Fr. Gregory * his proposed letter to the bishop. I suppose as some kind of subtle threat. It was Nativity afternoon with not a word concerning the feast! I overheard the priest tell him he could do nothing with it until his calendar work was over. Nathan informed him that they wouldn't be back until this matter was resolved, to his satisfaction I presumed. Of course this would have been out of the question."
 *Fr. Gregory has stated that he is praying for Nathan and his family and asks for prayer on their behalf. He also said that the door is always open for Nathan to return to the Church if he were to repent of his prophet delusion.



Nathan has finally removed his Orthodox Prophets blog. 
 He had made it a private, invitation only blog after leaving ROCA. I commented to him and told him that I had cut and pasted stuff from it and also took screenshots. I told him that I would use them to prove he believes he is a prophet. I believe he must have deleted it finally after hearing this. He has of late been trying to deny all this about himself and make it look like I'm slandering him. However, if you were to read through his endless postings on his JTO blog about prophets, a couple post there that he had actually even transferred from his OP.  or watch this video he had posted on You Tube called "The Plight of the Prophet" It would be enough proof about what I say as being true about him.
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video
Now here is a Protestant blog that deals with prophecy called "Truth Matters". The last time it was active was back in 2008. Nathan had left two comment, using two different ID's on a positive leaning post there called " Prophet in an Orthodox Cossock" which was about none other than the Moscow Patriarch  KGB/FSB Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev, who now is the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations. In other words, the ecumenical dept. of the Moscow Patriarchate !
Here are Nathans two comments, one which praises Alfeyev  and also basically try to promote his JTO and OP blogs. He also promots a link to another blog, which is still active, that he calls
                                ProphetPaul.blogspot.com
This is a private, invitation only blog. I can only imagine what may be contained in it. His two comments are:
Nathan Lee Lewis said...
Thanks for recognizing the brotherhood and the valid salvation of this Orthodox Bishop. It is rare that one in your realm of religious culture would do so. Orthodox Christians also refrain from judging the salvation of the non-orthodox believer. There is much more truth to be found in the church established by the Apostles. I invite you to visit me at Journeytoorthodoxy.blogspot.com and ProphetPaul.blogspot.com
A Sinner said...
Please also visit orthodoxprophets.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 1, 2015

JOSEPH SUAIDEN : CYBER-BULLY




This is taken from OrthodoxWiki talk:Administrators
 http://orthodoxwiki.org/OrthodoxWiki_talk:Administrators#Responding_to_this_attempt_at_self-defense

Seems Joe was engaged here in a blog war in 2009 with a Father Benjamin Johnson and created a personal attack website against him. Nothing new under the sun for Joe, he been doing this since at least 1999, even worse stalking his victims back then till the police got involved. For details, see the post called " IS JOE MAHOMOND SWAYDYN aka JOSEPH SUAIDEN A CYBER-STALKER?"

 "The allegation of personal spite, which Joseph levels, is rich coming from a man who ran a blog dedicated to attacking me by name. People alerted me Joseph addresses me "personally" on his blog's "why" page (mission statement), calls me a "cultist," and warns me to "prepare well. Because we have unfinished business." (If these quotations, which I'm told are located here, are inaccurate, please so state; I will gladly withdraw them.) Fr. Andrew, I agree that what people do elsewhere is irrelevant, unless they try to import it here. Yet in the last 24 hours we have seen the discussion being diverted away from the objective facts of the article at hand to an attack upon my character and imputing an agenda. (A "warlike and unChristian" agenda, no less!) And a call for my censorship from a man who runs a blog dedicated to, finishing business, with me'' 




FRANKY SCHAEFFER - ADDICTED TO STUPIDITY



Prophets are above everyone else, be they kings, bishops, priests or whoever.
Mr. JTO, aka Nathan Lee Lewis would like us all to read a book he recommends in a Dec. 10, 2014 post called "Understanding The Christian Artist". He even provided a link so you would have no trouble finding and ordering this gem, as if anyone really will order and read it because he asks them to. He would like you to read it in order to justify his position that the Orthodox Church needs "Orthodox film makers", as he would like to be known as, even though he has never made anything even somewhat resembling a "Orthodox film" to date. In the past he has tried to shamelessly  discredit St. John of Kronstadt' writings  against the theater and acting. ***  Lewis doesn't tolerate anyone who dares disagree with anything he says. As he has stated before, they (he,prophets) need not be answerable to any man.  (Self appointed)
                            ST. JOHN OF KRONSTADT 

Lewis promoted this book before in a JTO post of his called "Brass And Cymbals" 
 http://journeytoorthodoxy.blogspot.com/2013/03/brass-and-cymbals.html
He writes trying to discredit the writings of St. John of Kronstadt against the theater, it's actors and those who put their trust in them thus "Critics of Orthodox filmmakers are as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal, for they have not love or understanding. They must rely on obscure examples like Saint John of Kronstadt's rejection of the Russian Theatre" (sic) ... "alas, such critics are Brass and Cymbals! Just noise to the faithful orthodox filmmaker who must be about his Father's business". -- Ha, "faithful Orthodox film maker who must be about his Fathers business" That just sounds like the stupidest thing to say and one that you would expect a jerk like Nathan to write.
   Obscure ! It's hardly obscure, in fact, it's seems perfectly clear what St. John is conveying. I guess Nathan just couldn't bring himself to actually read all of it after the first sentence...

"The theater lulls the Christian life to sleep, destroys it, communicating to the life of Christians the character of the life of heathens" - About the Theater By St. John of Kronstadt.

Isn't it strange  how Nathan will call St. John's position on the theater obscure, as if archaic and not suited for our times, yet has no problem with actually quoting and twisting this same Saint' other writings out of context  to defend and promote his Orthodox Charismatic and prophetic theories.  Lewis has done the same thing with St. Symeon the New Theologian' writings on these subjects. He has shown utter contempt for Fr. Seraphim (Rose) writings on Charismatic's, going so far as to label those who esteem his writings "Roseites". These are pathetic Protestant inspired wranglings that have absolutely no place in Orthodoxy.

                         Franky playing his fiddle

 
 The book he wants us to get is called "Addicted To Mediocrity" by fake Orthodox author and film maker Franky Schaeffer, maverick son of the late Evangelical Christian theologian, Francis Schaeffer.  This book was published back in 1982. Franky now prefers to be called Frank.  Three years later he began directing feature films like these rotten tomatoes to name a few....

  "Baby on Board (1992)". A slapstick comedy 

 

  Rebel Storm (1990)". A futuristic action film 

 "Headhunter (1989)". A occult horror film

 And the ever memorial, "Wired to Kill (1986)". A post-apocalyptic action film

   All  are considered some of the worst of their medium, and rock bottom in the careers of those who acted in them. The contrast between what Schaeffer says about how Christian's should approach the arts, and what he himself actually did and said years after this book was published, completely destroys his credibility on the subject of Christian films and artists even though he hadn't labeled them as 'Christian' films per se.


  FRANKY SAYS - "I am a white privileged well off sixty-one-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago"

 


FRANKY SAYS - " I’ve just spent the last 7 years writing over 200,000 words in blogs and articles in support of President Obama"
FRANKY SAYS - "My emotional stake in his life is now personal" 
 FRANKY SAYS - "God bless you Mr. President... They will bless  your name. So will history" 

Seems as though Nathan was a Obama supporter himself, at least back in 2008 during this antichrist's first term as president, hmm, so much for Mr. JTO's alleged powers of discernment  http://journeytoorthodoxy.blogspot.com/2008/11/pray-for-president-elect-barack-obama.html


 
 The senseless idiotic trash Schaeffer has written really goes well beyond knucklehead. This man has the nerve to ask people to make donations to him on his personal blog so he can keep posting on it.  http://www.frankschaeffer.com/support.html
 The sad part is there are boneheads that actually do send him their money as well as other Lewis-like dunces that promote his books to argue their points, all the while disrespecting the writings of the Saints and those who would honor them.
 

























 

















FRANK SCHAEFFER,
  NO LESS A HERETIC  THAN
  LEO TOLSTOL *


 
 

http://remnantrocor.blogspot.com/2011/10/excommunication-of-leo-tolstoy.html

 

 

***About the Theater


By St. John of 

Kronstadt
Excerpts from:
My Life in Christ
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff (1829-1909)

• The theater lulls the Christian life to sleep, destroys it, communicating to the life of Christians the character of the life of heathens. "They all slumbered and slept"; this disastrous sleep is produced, amongst other things, also by the theater. And what besides? The sciences, taught in the spirit of heathenism, worldly cares carried to excess, love of gain, ambition and sensuality. The theater is the school of this world, and of the Prince of this world – that is, the Devil, but sometimes he is transformed into an angel of light in order to more easily tempt people who are not far-seeing, he sometimes introduces an apparently moral play on to the stage, but this is done in order that everybody should proclaim and repeat that the theater is a most moral institution...

• The theater likewise extinguishes faith and the Christian life, teaching distraction, cunning (or knowledge of the world), a fondness for laughter and joking; it trains clever children of this world, but not children of light. The theater is the opponent of the Christian life; it is the offspring of the spirit of this world, and not of the Spirit of God. True children of the Church do not visit it.

• This present life is not a jest nor a plaything, although men have turned it into a jest and a plaything. They heedlessly play with time, given for preparation for eternity; they play with idle words. They assemble at their friends', sit and talk idly, and then begin to play at something. They go to theaters, and there both the performers and the spectators only amuse themselves.

• What do theaters bring into the hearts of men? The spirit of this world, the spirit of idleness, of idle speaking, of joking, of cunning, and wickedness, of pride, presumption – they do not bring any moral good to anyone. The authors of the pieces and the actors only give people what they have in themselves, their own spirit, neither more nor less.

• No; say what you like, theaters are an ungodly institution. Only penetrate into their spirit and you will agree that they are schools of incredulity, mockery, of the insolent ridicule of everything, and that they are depravity. Woe unto that society in which there are many theaters, and which loves to frequent them! Occasionally, it is true, the theater is the lesser evil for those who love evil.

• The theater and the church – are opposite contrasts. The one is the temple of the world, and the other the temple of God; the one is the temple of the Devil, and the other – the temple of the Lord.

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These comments were left on the above mentioned Journey To Orthodoxy post "Understanding The Christian Artist"after I had made the original post. The first comment was made by Lewis' co-Regurgitated Milan Synod sect member, the ever lovable Brew-Deacon Joseph Suaiden. It appears that Nathan's insane rambling are becoming a liability to DJ and the synod. The Brew-Deacon seems to be gently trying to talk some sense into him by pointing out what a outrageous scumbag Schaeffer has become. Of course, one mega-narcissist trying to get another mega-narcissist to understand how stupid he's behaving is futile, especially if the other narcissist fancies himself a God appointed prophet as Nathan does. Lewis contends that Suaiden is off topic for pointing out an article about what a apostate heretic Franky Schaeffer has become. Lewis shoots back that we should pray for Scheaffer but still trust his judgement on actors,,the theater, and whatever so called "Orthodox film makers" do. That it is valid, in fact, more valid than what St. John of Kronstsdt had to say, who he calls obscure!  

  One thing is clear, if Franky ever was Orthodox in his reasoning, he sure is in no way now. Nathan is about as Orthodox as Schaeffer use to be, no very much except the superficial cosmetics. If Nathan wants any traditional Orthodox followers to trust himself or Schaeffer's judgements about anything then they both need to shut up and repent of all their mindless fantasies.

>    Anonymous8:12 PM

>    Franky now refers to himself as "an atheist who believes in God", as of
>    the last article I read of him.
>
> http://www.salon.com/2014/12/24/my_horrible_right_wing_past_confessions_of_a_one_time_religious_right_icon/
>
>    --Dcn J

>    Reply
>    Nathan Lee Lewis
>
>    Dcn J- A little off topic, but that's okay. I am aware of Franky's
>    crisis of faith. This does not negate the validity of what he wrote
> about the arts. Reminds me of a man named Peter, who also did and said some foundational things before completely denying the Christ. He repented and was forgiven. We can pray that Franky will repent also.



  Nathan does have a way with words. This clown just needs to fold up his circus tent and come up with a new act.
 Joanna ("Jezebel") Higginbotham made some insightful comments, here they are....

"Suaiden has finally met his match.  Two peas in a pod.  Birds of a
feather.  Bobbsey Twins.  Nobody can tell Nathan anything unless it is
something he already knows.  I wonder if Suaiden realizes that Nathan
knows more than he does and that he is spiritually inferior – less
spiritually developed, than Nathan?"


http://remnantrocor.blogspot.com/2011/10/excommunication-of-leo-tolstoy.html