Still on the Aurelian period, and how Christianity became so vocal, political and obnoxious, during this time. See brainout.net/Ephesians1REPARSED.htm#HallofShame for their writings. See for yourself, how bad they were. So they are a plague on humanity, so Rome is under plagues.
1 Peter 1:5c, on Aurelius' reign. Peter's wry satire, SYLLABLE BY SYLLABLE! on this period, is heartbreaking, too: for he's characterizing what Roman historians call a 'golden age'; so too, the 'Church Fathers' turned philosophical -- sending Christianity into the tank, to make it look like every other religion.
Christendom never recovers from this denouement. We think it's OUR golden age, how stupid can we be! (see the bilious praise of uniting Christianity with philosophy by a MODERN idiot, in ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf02.v.i.html !)
Just as Israel wanted to be like other nations and rejected God as King in 1050 BC; in 160-186 AD, Church rejects Him. In favor of, scholasticism: emulating Aurelius. That trend has continued, ever since. They were hot on how intellectual they were. Bible gets twisted more than ever. In favor of, philosophical ingratiation. Rev17, baby.
So the warring apostate Christians, claimed today as part of the 'Catholic Church', were destroying Bible meaning right and left. But so too, were their opponents. Very much like today.
So God sent one plague outbreak after another, to Rome. And it kept on going, for well over 100 years! And, military incursions! See Leviticus 26, Deut 28! Warning, Bill Robinson!
Why not? Everyone put his 'faith' (pistews, in the verse) and his custody (phrouroumenous) under the power (dunamei) of POLITICS and PHILOSOPHY -- but not, under God. By contrast, God took them all into custody with the plagues, since they were plaguing Christianity, 1John5:16: Hegesippus, Martyr, Hermas, Tatian, and especially Irenaus, Athenagoras, Tertullian. All anti-semitic, twisters, liars, gossipers, with total disregard for Scripture or even a modicum of desire to tell the truth. So God cleans house. For the next 100+ years, four generation curse.
Really wry, here, Peter's language: salvation being REVEALED -- yeah, you're DYING! Since you're dying, you're kept under GUARD due to FAITH (yeah, in what, and with what results when REVEALED, lol).
Paul's text for the same period, is on DEBT CANCELLATION through His Blood, yielding RICHES (get the pun? Riches of bleeding for the world or riches of Christ bleeding for you, you bleeding for the Word instead) -- at which point, Aurelius dies!
Every emperor afterwards, will claim lineage from him. The loopy Christians too, claim Christianity is like Aurelius' philosophy. To sell it. So ask: why should anyone believe in Christ?!?!
Meanwhile, the FEW believers faithful in Word, reading these Petrine and Pauline antiphonal verses, know to LEAVE; so to be kept under guard AWAY from Rome and her sicknesses. See how the verse applies in both positive and negative directions? Oh, this is SO classical Greek drama of sotto voce political commentary, in every great play of the golden age of Greece, 500's BC!
Download upgraded pdf on Peter's meter (only the Greek, all of 1Pet1:1-12): brainout.net/1Peter1meter.pdf . The upgrade sports links to the historical sections in Ephesians1REPARSED.htm, so you can read both university and contemporary Roman history/Church documents, to see why Peter meters as he does.
Download the interleaved (Paul's Eph 1:3-14 with 1Peter1:1-12) song with its metered translation, here: brainout.net/PeterMeterSongWithTrans.pdf . It's only two pages, currently. Since 1Peter 1:1-12 is metered, the final version will be much longer.
To get the most out of this play of Church/Roman history, read Paul's meter, replete with Roman writings, university websites explaining the relevant historical references: brainout.net/Ephesians1REPARSED.doc (if you have Bibleworks fonts; or download them free at bibleworks.com/fonts.html ). HTM version: brainout.net/Ephesians1REPARSED.htm . PDF version: brainout.net/Eph1DecreeSyllablesREPARSED.pdf .
To see how the 49 years were missed, not 70 (as mistakenly claimed by Eusebius, who scholars have blindly followed ever since), see brainout.net/brainoutFAQ.htm#6a ; then search on 'Master Accountant', to read the accounting.
Since Isaiah and Daniel started this rhetorical style of meter-mapping-to-kings tradition, watch videos on Daniel 9, beginning here: youtube.com/watch?v=XRz__1NmABs&list=PLFF2856603C945631&index=27 . It's faster and easier to instead download the Daniel document in that video's description, then read through it to see his style. Both Paul and Peter talk back to Daniel 9 VIA its style -- which I call 'tagging' -- as Mary had done, in the Magnificat.
File Name: RFG5e16-2ndPass1Pet1v5c.avi , 10/22/13.