is attached through the family name, if you are using it, what you are
doing is claiming to be an individual who is part of a group which makes
you surety. Your christian or given name is who you are and how you are
known. Example I am Bob Canadian, or Christopher Plumber, John
Robertson, all of these serve to attach surety to you, first as a
Canadian, second as a plumber, third for Robert the father.
You are identifying yourself with a group. If and when you do this you
are accepting the sins of the group unto yourself. Think of it this way,
if your family name was Bob Hitler, you would not have much credit /
credibility in the Jewish community and therefore few would accept you
as surety. But if your name was simply Bob then your respect would have
to come from the peoples experience with you as you built up credit
within the community. this would be your reputation based on you and not
based on your person.
Canadians used to have a good
reputation in the world as peace keepers, and we could travel the world
with a maple leaf on us and be spared much hardship from foreigners in
the lands we traveled. Now Canadians reputation is shot as we are seen
as the lap dogs of the American president.
think of those fine
people to the south of Canada they are now viewed as a group called
Americans, they were taught to be proud so they accept that name with
pride. But now what the president has and is doing is reflected on them
as a whole and they must hide that fact when traveling on foreign soil
or be held accountable by the people of that land for the actions of
their government. in this they become surety for the name American. Yet
we know for a fact most people who live south of us are not this evil
image totalitarian creature hell bent on destruction and control. They
are normal people just like us who love and and bleed just like any
other. THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SURETY AND HOW IT WORKS.
Is this starting to make any sense to you? ~Andrew