This about-me section is long, to save you time in deciding whether and where to watch 'my' stuff.
But first, how do you even find my stuff, in vimeo? Hover on the 'Collections' box at upper right, then click on 'channels' (aka playlists). 'Latest brainout vids' channel has all my post-Youtube vids. All vids are also organized into other channels or 'albums'; these are mostly playlist series I've been doing for years, now ported from Youtube into vimeo, but there are some new series, especially on the Gospel dateline meters.
By contrast, the 'groups' are mini-forums; anyone can join; I won't police activity or verbiage.
The 'portfolios' (right of 'Collections') allow you to anonymously email me or comment via Disqus, so you needn't join vimeo. If you want to use Disqus to comment on a video you don't see in a 'portfolio', let me know and I'll put it there.
DOWNLOADS: Vimeo lets you download in four formats; just click the download button on any video's own watch page; channel access to the video's own page, is just below the player; link is a hash tag with a vimeo number in lower right corner.
If by contrast you want my original file, just ask me; I can upload it to brainout.net for free anonymous download.
About me: first, why the NICKNAME? My public name has been brainout' on the internet, since the late 1990's. The avatar is a kind of trademark. So I'm 'brainouty' in Youtube, domain is brainout.net. Anonymity is necessary, as my family doesn't share my interest in Scripture, so they should be protected.
Nickname derives from Ephesians 4:23; its Greek says (sotto voce), that once you believe in Christ, you have no brains, and need the Holy Spirit's. So, using 1John1:9 puts His Brains back in you (see also Psalm 32:5, 66:18, 2Peter1:9's Greek, verse is mistranslated).
So my nickname reminds me to use 1John1:9. Often.
Next, what's the overall focus of my VID, WEB CONTENT? 'Heavy exegetical stuff you can't find elsewhere in Christendom. Some Bible basics are covered (see Bible Basics Album, Why Only Believe channel); but focus is on the heavy stuff, and largely exegetical. The material (if right), is a function of 'helps' or 'encouragement', to use typical Christian parlance. Think of me as a bean counter, research assistant, librarian. The authority is in the Bible text shown, pas moi. So you can't take 'my' word for it.. ask God.
First specialty: correcting the rampant Bible mistranslations, with many live Bible onscreen sessions (using BibleWorks). Most of these videos are housed in Youtube. Just search on the verse and my nickname.
My other main speciality: how Bible's rhetorical styles resolve conundra of hermeneutics, interpretation and textual criticism. The Vimeo 'collections' are dedicated to this specialty; vids here originally done prior to 11/07/13, are also in Youtube; you'll find the 'File Name' with the date, at the end of each video description. Future videos are only in vimeo.
So why this specialty? Well, Bible's rhetorical styles' impact on proper interpretation, are almost unexplored, by scholars. They well know that interpretation depends on the style of writing, but either few are interested in evaulating the style, or they don't UNDERSTAND the style. From what I've seen, this latter problem causes no end of arguing and false teaching.
So I try to show live from Bible, how these misunderstandings can be resolved -- right in the text!
Above all, I focus on how Bible Hebrew Meter resolves book date, interpretation, and prophecy 'difficulties'. This same HEBREW meter continues in the NT, and even the Gospels are rife with it, in GREEK. So far as I can tell, the Aramaic (often literally) translates the Greek, and itself is not metered; so it cannot be the original, which is always metered to make doctrinal lessons even out of the dates written or covered. For folks MEMORIZED the text, and counted syllables to verify their memorization. So God provided more 'bang for the buck', turning a necessary audit function into a pleasurable bonus lesson, on how to read the upcoming text.
So a long debate about whether Gospels were originally in Greek, is also resolved by recourse to the meter. Shocking stuff.
Scholars have debated if Bible even has meter, for over 300 years. But the meter is bald, just not in the format scholars expect. So, they don't find it.
So, I show it live onscreen. Hundreds of Bible passages are metered. Since I'm 60 years old (though I look younger, can't help that) -- I won't live long enough, to cover them all. Maybe you will? Ask God, therefore, if you should read 'my' stuff, as it is very time-consuming. He might have a different agenda for your own life.
So of course you should be skeptical and test the exegesis, etc., as you see fit. For the Authority is the Bible; its Content proves true with God witnessing to it. Whoever mouths that content, is irrelevant.
Today, it's fashionable to assert that someone is not allowed to display/comment on Bible unless a 'scholar'. God never set that rule. Au contraire: 'he who has an ear, let him hear', and 'without faith it is impossible to please Him', Matt 13:8, Heb11:6 ('faith' means Bible Believed). We are REQUIRED to do this, Matt 4:4. And we are liable, too. I take my liability seriously. If I know something but don't say it, then I'm liable for silence just like any other believer, Ezekiel 3:17ff. So, I must speak up. What you do with that, is between God and you.
Doesn't mean scholars should be disrespected, just the opposite. There are good and bad scholars. Good scholars profit when the bad ones, are exposed. Further, we aren't to just trust what some 'authority' says, but are to examine Scriptures, ourselves. But, we don't. So important doctrines go missed, and many errant 'doctrines' remain taught.
So the authority is the material, pas moi. So you don't need to credit me. Anyone can observe the sun is in the sky. However, BibleWorks is copyrighted, so don't paste its text without acknowledging its source. (All my text comes from the BibleWorks databases for the Hebrew and Greek, UNALTERED.) My pastor is dead ( rbthieme.org ), but his material became copyrighted by the church, after he died. Ergo I avoid using my church's vocabulary, and paraphrase what my pastor said, when required. By contrast, whatever I say, you can use without attribution. For I just report what's already IN the Bible.
Production note on VIDEO MUSIC: unless otherwise specified, the music was made for me on a synthesizer by a friend of mine. So it's not copyrighted. He is making his own music for sale as well, devonrosemusic.com .
Finally, MY BELIEFS. Lots of folks think that beliefs create bias, so want some kind of doctrinal statement. So here goes:
1. Faith Alone in Christ Alone, but anti-Catholicism and Calvinism (see my PopeMyth and anti-Calvinism playlists in Youtube). Christ did all the Work, Isaiah 53:10-11, Hebrew. The childish and errant theology in both these major denominations is nearly criminal, sorry. I wouldn't know that, if I couldn't read Bible in Hebrew and Greek.
Salvation cannot be lost, but one must mature in Christ by death, lest one ONLY have salvation absent 'rewards' or 'crowns', 1Cor3, Rev 3. Since only the Holy Spirit can produce maturation, it's not wrong to seek the reward HE is due. Then you have more, to spend on Christ. Forever. You get that maturation ONLY by learning and living on Bible (see my God's System video), with 1John1:9 used as needed, to stay between sins. Else, you end up a spiritual retard, happy like a baby, in heaven. Forever.
2. Trinitarian. I've done videos proving how you can spot Trinity in OT and New, see brainout.net/TrinityCites.htm . But the Westminster Confession is horribly worded, makes God into a hydra-headed monster.
3. Dispensationalist, pre-Trib Rapture. But the TYPE of 'dispensationalism' is not typical; for Bible has its own definition, proven in my How God Orchestrates Time videos: 2100 years for the Gentiles, 2100 years for the Jews, and then Church (for Israel rejected Christ), which Christ established POST MORTEM, in Matthew 16:18. Been documenting the validity of Pre-Trib Rapture IN Bible since 2000, and I'm not done yet.
I'm therefore a 'mainstream' Christian, but controversial in these respects:
A. Bible says NO SOUL LIFE IN WOMB. Very plainly. That doesn't mean you should be pro-abortion, but it does mean that GOD ALONE AUTHORS LIFE AT BIRTH, and that's the key reason we're not evolved. So my Prolife Blasphemy series (in Youtube, with an 'album' here) is dedicated to proving what BIBLE says in the Hebrew and Greek on this topic; not, what people who reject God and play politics, say.
My pastor taught the same doctrine for 50 years, and so do a few others, so I'm not really all that controversial, here. But many are offended. Pity them, for they're missing a) the PROOF WHY we are not evolved, and b) GOD's BIBLE on a core topic which validates all other doctrines, especially salvation (Christ couldn't be born sinless if soul life were in the womb).
B. GOD ORCHESTRATES TIME. This is a doctrine Jews know in garbled form, but Christians don't know at all. We know the 'salt' doctrine vaguely, but have no idea it's TIMED. My pastor also taught this doctrine of believers being used to buy time for the world, but I couldn't find proof of his claim, excepting in Col 4:5 and Eph 5:16, which he cited often. So I asked God back in 2000 for the proof, and have been documenting it ever since.
VAST CHANGES IN HERMENEUTICS would occur if anyone vetted and learned what Bible says here. Jews are partly vindicated, as is every denomination. And, each one is tweaked as too the Jews, for certain errors, esp. with regard to Daniel 9. John Hagee, for example, has a completely convoluted idea of how the 490 works. Calvin, Hippolytus, and other so-called 'fathers' of modern Christendom, either couldn't add 1+1, or were so anti-semitic they didn't want to. Preterism is anti-semitic (denies the Jews have a future God promised, aka Replacement Theology); so no preterist understands Daniel 9 at all.
The Dispies are no better, trying to shoehorn Daniel 9 by using LUNAR years, since the numbers don't add up to Jesus' death, unless you VIOLATE BIBLE's SOLAR YEAR CONVENTION. Honey, we don't need to do that. It balances perfectly to Christ's death, if you do the math right. So, that's what I try to show, and this channel as in Youtube, is dedicated to this theme: ACCOUNTING METER in Bible, is a major proof of how the math works. It balances perfectly to all Bible dates, too, so you can tell if you calculated the kings, etc. rightly.
So I'm controversial here, in that no one else KNOWS the full details of this doctrine in Bible. So I just have to keep showing it IN Bible, so you can test whether it's true. Until I die, that's my lateral 'job', spiritually. It's secretarial, reporting: not teaching. (No woman has a Divinely-appointed pastoral role, ever.)
C. 'Christian' is a spiritual lifestyle, not works. You're saved by merely believing, and you learn and live on Bible to be spiritual, Heb 11:6, Matt 4:4. Spirituality is NEVER what you do with the body. It's all and only in the Head, and it's about what Christ's Head getting into YOUR head, does TO you, Romans 12:1-3. Due to many mistranslations in Bible which 'spin' what Bible really says into works, 99% of Christians live in carnality. So that's why false doctrine abounds and remains.
Instead, we are to use 1John 1:9, learn BIBLE under whomever God appointed as our right teacher. So while we are between sins -- theme of 1John -- the Spirit gradually creates from that Bible Learned and Believed, a refurbished soul TESTED AND APPROVED BY GOD (Rom 12:1-3 again). Not, you testing and approving (that passage is mistranslated, see my brainout.net/Rom121-3.htm ).
Again, my pastor taught this for 50 years, and he's not the only one. Yet 'mainstream' Christendom is so wacko over works, that you have the Repentance Crowd, the Lordship Salvation Crowd, the Ecumenical Crowd, the Dour God factions (most of Reform groups); else, the holy rollers with their gibberish, as if the Holy Spirit were a circus clown or a dog doing pet tricks to make the body feel good. So this VITAL doctrine of SPIRITUALITY and MATURATION, the very theme and criterion for the Rapture, Eph 4:13 -- goes unrecognized.
D. THE ANGELIC TRIAL. Again, many denominations have at least some inkling that there's an Angelic Trial we're here to resolve, but they have really vague descriptions of how this trial works. All the above ABCs are the heart of the Trial. A is the cause, B is the timing (and legal precedence for the pre-Trib Rapture), C is how the Trial is won or lost in the witness box. We are each a witness TO THE ANGELS first, 1 Peter 1:12, 1 Cor 4:9, etc.
So now you know why 2000 years have transpired yet no Rapture. We're not maturing. Just as Paul warns in his meter (see GGS 10 and GGS 11 channels for the Bible proof of his meter).
Else, you will find much of what I say pretty 'normal'.
Should I find any of these beliefs incorrect, I'll just change them to whatever Bible says.
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