From Red October:
Does anyone ever bother looking at the headers? It says "A Song".....that should be a clue. Its a praise...as in not a prophecy or testament, etc....but a praise....which leads me to number..
Its a SONG....and MGR is incorporating refernces to God, Christ and the Holy Spirit concering mans disobediance and Grace from Christ. Versus 31-32 is about Christ, verse 33 is about the Holy Spirit.
Not everyone is capable to tell the difference when he was refering to God, Christ or the Holy Spirit. I guess he presumed too much in thinking people would be more devout to God.
King of Spirits does not equate to God and does not mean God.
Your making the title "King of Spirits" out to be much larger with more authority than it is.
God = God of Gods (above all other Gods....FYI, Rulers such as the Tsar, often demanded to be revered like Gods, your using God in the extreme sense while MGR is not).
The header said "A Song", not "A Testament" or "A prophesy" or anything of the like. But "A Song" meaning its going to have metaphors and allegorical references.
Red October, echoing the excuses of those who are the loyal and faithful followers of Rudometkin, is adamant about defending his hero's honor with the sorry excuse that Rudometkin's claims about being "God" are done within the context of "praise", as if lyrics that are part of a "song". This could be considered a plausible answer if it were even remotely close to being the case with what is written in the Spirit and Life book.
"(Because) of this you have forced me prematurely to make known to you my wonderfully extraordinary New Israelite name, which is the majesty of the Almighty's title, that was put upon me by God Himself."
(From Rudometkin's writings in the Spirit and Life book, Page 575, Book 13, Article 2, Verse 2)
In Rudometkin's Russian text, the term "Almighty" is capitalized. Whenever Rudometkin capitalizes the proper name of the "title" of God throughout his writings, he is always referring to The Almighty
, as in the Lord God Himself.
In this excerpt quoted above, Rudometkin is stating that his wonderfully extraordinary New Israelite name
is specifically that of the majestic "title" of The Almighty. In other words, Rudometkin claimed to have the title of "The Almighty", Who is God
This is not
the prelude to a "song". Nor does the rest of the text continue in "praise" to God. In fact, this is the section of Rudometkin's writings where he proclaims the "message" to his loyal "followers" that he was the "seven-storied heavenly ladder, by which eternally ascend and descend the secret pronouncements of God Almighty"
Rudometkin begins this specific section of his writings with the disclaimer:
I, your renowned brother, formerly incarcerated at Solovetski Island, and now I sit in the same kind of pit at the Suzdalski Monastery. (Page 575, Book 13, Article 1, Verse 11)
In other words, Rudometkin is identifying himself
as the writer, and he is not writing "in the spirit". From this, we know that the one writing this is not
God the Father, nor the Lord Jesus Christ, nor is this coming from someone who is the alleged "mouthpiece" for the Holy Spirit. Rudometkin wrote these words as coming from himself, M. G. Rudometkin.
In the very next statement, Rudometkin proceeds to tell his followers this:
I have written you many letters, but you have not yet understood that which is written about me in them, and therefore I see that you are still ignorant. Either that or your spirit is not in agreement with my Spirit like it used to be; for it is clear that you have quickly forgotten me. (Page 575, Book 13, Article 2, Verse 1)
Again, these are the words of Rudometkin. Neither the Father, the Son, nor the Holy Spirit were writing these "many letters". For certain, the context here is not a song of "praise".
Obviously, Rudometkin is attempting to "explain" to his followers about himself and his "status" as some sort of spiritual "leader" over them. According to the context of what is written, Rudometkin was telling his followers that he had been given his "wonderfully extraordinary New Israelite name", which was "the majesty of the Almighty's title" that was "put upon him" by God Himself.
Rudometkin was trying very hard to "convince" his followers that he had been given the "majesty" of having the very title of "The Almighty" bestowed upon him by "God Himself". Those who are familiar with the history of the Khlysty in Russia are able to recognize immediately that Rudometkin's claim about being Deity in the flesh over his "followers" is identical to the claims commonly made by those Khlysty who were historically revered as "christs" over their own followers.
(From Rudometkin's writings in the Spirit and Life book, on Page 580, Book 13, Article 6, Verse 1-2)
By this is how I (Rudometkin) am called by my new name
, which I have written to you here in these lines by the testimony of the true Spirit. (Verse 1)
The first name: Enfayil - Mighty God
; second: Savakhan - King of promise; third: Youlia-Yar - Prince of Peace, Father
of the age to come. (Verse 2)
Again, this was not written in the context of a song, and the only "praise" being given, is being given to Rudometkin, by Rudometkin.
"Even though I (Rudometkin) was first born of sinful flesh, but by my second birth I was born the Lord from heaven and, through my suffering, I was born God
of the faithful." (Page 541, Book 11, Article 13, Verse 11)
Consistent with the Khlysty heresy that he introduced to his followers, Rudometkin openly stated that he was "God". Rudometkin NEVER claimed to be "a" god. In each instance, his claim was that he is "God".
On Page 536, Rudometkin wrote that he will never forgive
those who offended him. In the very next breath, he stated the following:
"I am a martyr for the truth, and God
of the faithful." (Spirit and Life book, Page 536, Book 11, Article 9, Verse 2)
This is not the personality characteristic of the God of the Bible, of Whom King David wrote about in the Scriptures:
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. (Psalm 86:5)
Danilo Filipov was the legendary "christ" among the Khlysty, who pronounced himself to be "God Sabaoth" on earth. Rudometkin, following in the footsteps of his Khlysty forefather, was deceived into believing that he, Rudometkin himself, was the final "christ", as "God on earth", who would usher in the thousand year kingdom on earth.
"And for this He (God the Father Himself) will set me (Rudometkin, in the flesh) as king upon it (the world), because I am everywhere lord of the truth
And truly, that is why my portion is the cross, God
of the faithful.
Although I (Rudometkin), by my first birth, am a man of sinful bones, but by my second birth, I am the Lord Himself
, from heaven." (Page 415, in Book 7, Article 27, Verses 6-8)
At the beginning of this section (Page 414, Introduction to Article 27), Rudometkin explains that these words were in response to three questions that he was asked while in prison. In other words, Rudometkin was answering questions. He was not writing some alleged "song of praise".
On Page 497 of the Spirit and Life book, Article 8 begins with the heading as The Reading For New Israel
. This is not
a "song". From Rudometkin's other writings, we know that he often referred to his own loyal "followers" as the "new israel". After introducing this "reading", Rudometkin proceeds to tell his followers this:
And moreover I, your master
, am sitting in the city of Suzdal all this time....(Rudometkin wrote this while in the monastery prison in Suzdal.)
....I am called
by this new name, today and always
, both in heaven and on earth; for I am
Youl'iesar, King Yoorece, the New Jewish Messiah
; and the Jew and all the tribes of all the nations shall bow down to me
. (Rudometkin, Pages 497-498, Book 10, Article 8, Verses 4 & 7)
This same "theme" is continued throughout Rudometkin's writings in the Spirit and Life book, as we can read in the following:
Even though I was first born of sinful flesh, but by my second birth I was born the Lord from heaven
and, through my suffering, I was born God of the faithful
. (Page 541, Book 11, Article 13, Verse 11)I am
a martyr for the truth, and GOD of the faithful
. (Rudometkin, Page 536, Book 11, Article 9, Verse 2)
the first and the last, as GOD of the earth
. (Rudometkin, Page 503, Book 10, Article 14, Verses 3-4)
None of these excerpts were written by Rudometkin in the context of some alleged "song of praise". The only "praise" being given is the heretical praise of Rudometkin, praising himself.
From the Spirit and Life book, Page 352, ARTICLE 17:The Third Discourse
(Again, this is a "discourse", not
some alleged "song of praise". According to the dictionary, a discourse is a speech, or "lecture", or treatise on a subject. A "treatise" is defined as a "written work" dealing with one particular subject.)
Following is Rudometkin's discourse:
....Let each heed - those that have ears - and with them, listen well to that which my new spirit
evangelizes in new fiery tongues, to all of you, regarding the promised peace for a thousand years. Amen.
For this you will be rewarded by me with eternal life
, and the Kingdom of peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, upon this good land for a thousand years,
Moreover, you will truly be given all of this from me
, if only you justly fulfill my will
in the Spirit.
Then I, the New Youlia, will congratulate you
with the rank of the inheritance of all the thrones of the new land in Israel, and therein I will give you a new name
Therefore, heed this, each one of you today; look boldly upon me....and always be prepared for me
, your vigilant master.
Regarding Red October's statement in defense of Rudometkin:
He thinks he's God, so he could have walked out of prison at anytime he wanted (and he did want out from what I gather reading).
Among each group of the Khlysty, they each believed that the individual "christ" who reigned over their specific "ark" was the physical incarnation of "God" in human form. The Khlysty believed this about the Lord Jesus Christ, which is what Rudometkin constantly and consistently attempted to "educate" his followers about himself, and his contention that he personally was the physical incarnation of the Holy Spirit, in human form:
For this Spirit is in person God Himself, and the King of all the new Israel. (Page 434, Book 8, Article 15, Verse 2)
Again, this is not some alleged "song". It is "instruction" from Rudometkin about himself, concerning that which he, Rudometkin, was deceived into believing about himself. To defend and participate in this heresy is idolatry against the Lord. Idolatry is defined in the dictionary as "blind admiration and devotion"