Friday 16 June 2017

Bait and Switch 1 - How we got into this mess

Wikipedia extract.....

In retail sales[edit]
First, customers are "baited" by merchants's advertising products or services at a low price, but when customers visit the store, they discover that the advertised goods either are not available or are not as good as expected, or the customers are pressured by sales people to consider similar, but higher-priced, items ("switching").

The intention of the bait-and-switch is to encourage purchases of substituted goods, making consumers satisfied with the available stock offered, as an alternative to a disappointment or inconvenience of acquiring no goods (or bait) at all, and reckoning on a seemingly partial recovery of sunk costs expended trying to obtain the bait. It suggests that the seller will not show the original product or service advertised but instead will demonstrate a more expensive product or a similar product with a higher margin.

In the United States, courts have held that the purveyor using a bait-and-switch operation may be subject to a lawsuit by customers for false advertising, and can be sued for trademark infringement by competing manufacturers, retailers, and others who profit from the sale of the product used as bait. However, no cause of action will exist if the purveyor is capable of actually selling the goods advertised, but aggressively pushes a competing product.

Likewise, advertising a sale while intending to stock a limited amount of, and thereby sell out, a loss-leading item advertised is legal in the United States. The purveyor can escape liability if they make clear in their advertisements that quantities of items for which a sale is offered are limited, or by offering a rain check on sold-out items........

Merrian Webster
Definition of bait and switch
: a sales tactic in which a customer is attracted by the advertisement of a low-priced item but is then encouraged to buy a higher-priced one
: the ploy of offering a person something desirable to gain favor (such as political support) then thwarting expectations with something less desirable

The great PUN of History
 is Bait and Switch

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]loin coverings.

8 They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the [c]cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” 11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14 The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,
Cursed are you more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you will go,
And dust you will eat
All the days of your life;
15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall [d]bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
16 To the woman He said,
“I will greatly multiply
Your pain [e]in childbirth,
In pain you will bring forth children;
Yet your desire will be for your husband,
And he will rule over you.”
17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;

Cursed is the ground because of you;
In [f]toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.
18 “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the [g]plants of the field;
19 By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”
20 Now the man called his wife’s name [h]Eve, because she was the mother of all the living. 21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

The main sales pitch of the serpent is that.....
You are insufficient
You are being witheld ALL TREES of the Garden
and the SPECIFIC tree will lead to godhood.

The switch was made when first Eve then Adam took the bait.
The switch was, that however it "looked" or "appeared" both Adam and Eve were in the Spirit of freedom.....but chose a false realm of  "independence".

They were independent anyway but in God.....
Just like we are independent when the Railways Board says don't drive over the Track when a train is coming.

The Railway Board stating WE CANNOT DO something doesn't change our liberty or independence.....IT Keeps us alive longer to be able to enjoy more of it.

Satan makes out that this ONE TREE.....the Tree of Testing.....The Tree demanding the obedience of NOT TOUCHING.....was the ONE THING that was to be desired and far from being insignificant would make Adam and Eve into independent gods.

Independence isn't a falsehood.  Liberty isn't a falsehood.
That there exists a realm "outside of God" is a falsehood.  He is in all and sustains all.

We know within our consciences when we are going the wrong way.

The ways of true Life are in Him.  He is indeed the only REAL thing that is going on in the universe.
Suffering and sin are real....but to get involved in them we have to go "outside" of what is really happening from God spontaneity.....and hook up with"fake, manipulated " happenings...

Happenings that James says

 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin [p]is accomplished, it brings forth death. 

We are "drawn" by the demonic....the (false) sensual, the "world system" pulling on our senses....and this is called
the lust of the world
the lust of the eyes

Eve was enticed (above in Genesis 3)on three levels
THE FOOD WAS GOOD.....desirous to the body
IT LOOKED GOOD.....desirous to the soul
IT COULD MAKE YOU WISE....desirous at a spirit level....but it is a false wisdom, a fading wisdom, it is a false spirit.

FOR A HOOKUP THAT WAS NOLONGER DIRECT AND PURE, BUT VIA SATAN'S OWN "SELF FOR SELF" MAKEUP. * Below is the Romans 1 description of the condition  *

Word of explanation
All life gets its life source from God.
Satan does too, but won't acknowledge it. He has twisted God's power source from being one rooted and grounded in love

to rooted and grounded in the love of self, "self for self" living.

What was enticing was
self for self living was dressed up as something in the Tree of Good

We could help God out by not having to refer to Him all the time....
we would know what was good and what was evil and as independent beings be able to choose what was the correct path for ourselves....

but self for self....IS MORE ugly THAN JUST " INDEPENDENCE".....

and remember we had independence

we had freedom anyway

"where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom"

No, the bait and switch brought us death, brought us this spirit hookup that is rooted in selfishness like a blackhole, never satisfied.....
death was spiritual, death was felt in the soul as shame, and just sense of God's wrath, and death was actually something that 900 years later broke through at body level....Adam died.
In Bait and Switch 2 we will learn God's version..  Here is the Romans 1 description of the switch and below, on the same theme from Ephesians 2 and 1 Corinthians 12.1
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”

Unbelief and Its Consequences
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident ithin them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and [o]crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

Ephesians 2
And you were dead ]in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.

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