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The Catholicist Nation website is designed and assembled by David Beck.
I am a U.S. Government and Economics teacher with twenty-five years experience working
in a high school in southern California. I have a Master's Degree in the Social
Sciences from Azusa
Pacific University. I am a husband, a father, and I have had church leadership
roles in virtually every area of ministry.
I grew up with a Presbyterian religious background, and since high school I
have considered myself a Christian. With little insulation from the power of the
World, however, I spent much time, energy, and agony damaging myself and others. A few years ago I was introduced to that power by the profound
exposition in Tupper Saussy's book Rulers of Evil, and I was driven back
into Scripture with a radical new intensity to find a Jesus who was astoundingly
more magnificent and gentle than I had ever thought.
The domain name is intended to move the web user to think about the nature of his
relationship to Christ. Is his Savior the Jesus who at one point in
history died to pay the
penalty for his sin, rose again to demonstrate victory over death and despair, and presently walks
with him as the most engaging, abiding friend? Or is he a brilliant counterfeit,
a straw-man Jesus that takes one of a hundred different forms?
The name was also inspired a bit by Depeche Mode's 1989 single "Personal
Jesus." It is a song about a caller offering himself as a girl's "own personal jesus." He cares and hears prayers. He's flesh and bone, a forgiver. But the whole song's
tenor is that those things are not exactly what the guy wants to do for the
girl. He wants to be her loving, wonderful straw-man Jesus.
Yourownjesus.net is not a dot-com because the website The Catholicist Nation is not a
company. It is not a dot-org because it is not an organization. It is a
dot-net because it is a network of considerations to get people to know the
superlative reality of the One who is "I Am" against the spectacular
backdrop of a virulently deceitful World.
This is not a Reformation website. It is not about assailing the
duly-authorized Romanist power system, much less
endorsing any change whatsoever in it. It is not about doing anything but sharing truth with those who've
had the scales dropped from their eyes and can see enough to find freedom in the
one place where it is offered: wholly and completely outside that system and in
the embrace of Jesus Christ.
The only guide I have is Scripture. As much as I speak of its brutal
treatment at the hands of clever Catholicists, as a Catholicist once myself I
can be prone to brief bouts of Scripture misconception. If you think you see one
at any point in this site, please email me. I am open to correction and would be
happy to know about it. My only aim is to honor Him in this effort out of my
love for Him because of His gracious love for me, and out of love for those who
chance to come across it and find greater clarity and brighter illumination of
the Living Word.
I too am on the route out of Babylon and am exuberantly grateful that I have a
Lord who leads me on that route. It is always a wondrous adventure, though at times
it can be frightening and sorrowful. No
matter what, He is with me and that means everything.
To give you a head start
with the webzine, here are some of my own favorite site locations.
Jesus? This page speaks to the authenticity of a relationship
with the One who formed you, and even better loves you so much that
he died for you so you could live again. This is, in fact, the
page. He is everything that is anything meaningful at all.
Q & A. This is one of my most read and copied pages. It lays out
exactly what happens when a church that says they belong to Jesus
actually tie themselves to Caesar. It is also one of my first
Watchmen. One of my favorite home page pieces, I get into the
graphic novel Watchmen as a phenomenally telling exposition
about the goals and activities of the real power behind everything.
From September 2008.
Trimming. Another of my favorites, it details the ways
mandarins use beautifully charismatic people and viscerally
compelling propaganda to dull the senses about what is true and
righteous. From January 2015.
Human Sacrifice. I
consider this my seminal home page piece, starting to lay out
the reality of what people actually do with value. The
one that immediately followed it
gets into it a bit more, and this
one contains some details of contemporary human sacrifice
The Acts 2 Church. What a
fully-abandoned-to-Christ worship assemblies should look like.
Sadly so many will abjectly refuse to do the distinguishing
between the Kingdom and the World part because the World pays
them so much.
A couple of my
favorite graphic displays include an
Obamicon Me I did, and this
much more truthful
representation of a Doonesbury comic episode. Here's one
with some of the most blistering irony
you'll ever see.
(I just started this
little catalog here, and am presently enjoying thinking of a few
more of my own favorites. I will be adding them soon! A few more
relevant links about my journey are just below as well.)
Alternate email (seems
the web one is not quite working as it should)
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Catholicist Nation | Tupper Saussy
Some of the Counterfeit Straw-Man
Some of the Ways
Christians Still Wallow in Babylon
A Personal Note
Web note: I have
set this site to be reached through "catholicistnation.com" only to
make it easier to access for some who remember it by its title. The
"com" is gratuitous because it seems to be more used in the web
world, but then again, the Nation is ruled by the Roman god of
commerce anyway so it is certainly fitting. The site may also be
reached through davidbeck.info.
note: I must also add a word about who I'm not. According to
howmanyofme.com, there are about 1,200 David Becks in the United
States. That's quite a few. I'm not about to try to distinguish
myself from all of them, but one of the not-me's that I
should note is the
David Beck of Southern Evangelical Seminary, author of a number
of apologetic oriented books. I also noted there is a pastor
David Beck of a very nice
looking church in Sacramento with my name, and yes, he is not
me. There's also a
David Beck, executive for social media working for a major
television network, ahem, not me. There are a number of others
I've seen out and about, wow, we must be pretty popular, us David
The URL address
of this website is "yourownjesus.net," a title I began using when
this webzine commenced in 2004. In 2009, Mark Hall of the musical
group Casting Crowns produced a book with the title
"Your Own Jesus." The theme of the book appears to be in line
with why I myself used the phrase, yet Hall's intention appears to
be more about building a more authentic relationship with Christ
(indeed a perfectly fine endeavor). Mine is much more about
insightfully identifying all the World System Jesuses used to keep
people from Him. A page about which of those Jesuses you are
following is here, and a page about all the
different Jesuses there are is here.
This page was originally posted by David Beck at
yourownjesus.net on October 23,