Saint Kitts and Nevis
Posted - 25 Oct 2001 : 14:24:47
| Invoking ecclesiastic identity
There is a maxim of law, "Scire leges, non hoc verba earum tenere, sed vim et potestatem," which in English is "To know the law is, not to observe their mere words, but their force and power." Bouvier's (1914), page 2162.
This is the problem that the church (the body of believers) has. They know the words, and many can rattle the verses off of their tongue like silk, but they have no idea how to execute their [God's] Law. A testament is meaningless unless it can be executed. Where Christians lack knowledge is in the area of procedural law. How do we execute The Testament of Jesus Christ?
"Mistaken identity" not only takes in 'the name,' but more importantly, it takes in the force and power of 'the law of one's forum.' The questions in the mind of the judge would be, "what law do you identify with? Where do you reside? Who is your master, etc." These questions all concern your 'identity.'
In short, 'the name' really wasn't the main article concerning the 'mistaken identity.' It appears to be, because Mr. Ross ended by refering to the spelling of the name. I don't know if that was ignorance on his part, or a ruse. The spelling of the name concerns 'misnomer,' which is only a small part of 'identity.'
When one walks into a foreign court, one must import their law into that court in order to distinguish and separate himself from that court's foreign law. The spelling of the name would have been meaningless without importing 'The Law', which is The Bible and The Word of God, and also stating that I was 'exercising ministerial powers' under Jesus Christ. These are the marks that lead to a decision of 'mistaken identity.' Judge Davies, who is the presiding judge for the district, knew exactly what I was doing, and gave me recognition, not because of the words that came out of my mouth, but because of their force and power. The maxim of law, 'All men know God' would apply in this case, because I came in a ministerial capacity under God.
The reference to 'mistaken identity' most importantly referred to me not being 'a resident of the federal judicial district of the central district of California.' The 'residency' requirement in civil cases is paramount in establishing jurisdiction for the court to hear the case. When I made that statement, Mr. Ross didn't rebut it, so Davies had to drop the case. Why wasn't Ross able to rebut residency? I don't have a driver's license, an address (general delivery is not an address), corporate employment, etc. In other words, Davies could see from what was presented to him, that I wasn't serving two masters.
So, when reading a transcript or court decision, always take into account all of the possibilities of what a word or a combination of words is referring to. Lawyers and Judges can be very good at covering up the true meaning of a situation.
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He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err. - Mark 12:27