- Counterfeit Christianity will not believe God-

Part 1

Leith Cunningham 3/1/2015

The greatest passion in my life now as I approach eighty-three years old, is to help my Christian brothers and sisters and anyone else interested, in understanding the actual truth of God, as opposed to the custom, ritual and traditions of men taught and observed by churchanity, which we normally refer to as Christians. Where their church, not the Word of God, guides the direction of their lives. Not only my Christian brothers and sisters in the Lord, but I desire all that will come into contact with my writings about the truth, will glean from it. I have been accused by my brothers and sisters in the Lord of preaching to the choir. The meaning being that I am preaching to those whom have already accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, they are already the people of God. They are absolutely right in this, I am preaching to most whom give lip service and claim to have accepted Christ as their Savior, but have they really? In many cases it would seem more appropriate they be identified as churchanity instead of Christianity, because the church they belong to has taken over the spot that should be reserved for God alone.

They believe what their church (which has become a part of their empirical selves) teaches ahead of the Word of God. If they have accepted Christ as their Savior, it should become evident that they also believe His words. My position on this is that it is an impossibility to have fully accepted Jesus Christ as a personal Savior, while at the same time not believing what His Word has to say throughout the whole bible, the old and the new testament. What was his purpose for coming to earth to be born of a woman and to eventually become the Savior of all mankind? And not just mankind but all of creation. I am not asking anyone to believe anything I have to say just because it is written down on paper without any scripture to back it up and substantiate it. It would be foolish for me to do that and even more foolish for others to accept and to believe it. On the other hand, if I am able to quote the Word of God whom is Jesus Christ, then it should be accepted, believed and passed on to others as one has been given the ability to do so. This then becomes an important part of spiritual understanding.

-What is the truth?

Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. John 17:17 (NLT) There is no question about it, God tells us that His Word is the truth, therefore His Word is the truth, end of that discussion. The actual truth according to the Word of God is that Jesus Christ came to earth for the specific work and purpose of saving all of mankind, without even one exception. It is the plan of God to reproduce Himself in mankind, Christ being the first born of many brethren. All of mankind to follow in their allotted time. Christ is not failing to do the work that God the Father has given Him to do. (Genesis 1: 25 - 27) 25 God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; (we are all being made after the God kind) and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 God created

man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.…

To even suggest otherwise is to call God a liar. (1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. This seems to be real clear to me, one must believe the words of Christ to prevent calling God a liar. I have been bringing this message before the eyes of the people of God for many years, most will not believe or accept it as the truth. I still however feel in good company because two thousand years ago they didn’t believe the same thing when Jesus Christ told them, and still today do not believe He is whom He claims to be. The Savior of all mankind and in fact all of His creation. I am not comparing myself to Christ here, only in the fact that they didn’t believe Him then or now, and crucified Him for telling them the wonderful truth, therefore it is not a big thing if I am not believed either. But I am feeling the prod from Christ to pass it on as He has given me the understanding, ability and resources to do so.

-Whom does Christ claim to be?

Here is what He had to say in (John 8:45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. He was talking to the people of God here, his own people. Only a small handful of the people of God believed what Jesus Christ taught them as the truth of God. They instead have been taught and learned fables from the Babylon of confusion (counterfeit Christianity) all around the world that masquerade themselves as the church that Christ is building here on earth that the gates of hell shall not prevail against. But instead, they continue being part and parcel of the religious order that circles the globe, they do collectively refuse to believe the true Word of God. Again! Do not believe me, believe what Christ has to say about it. (John 16: 9) (NLT) The worlds sin is unbelief in me.

I hope you the reader will pause here for a moment and meditate deeply on what Christ has to say about and to those whom refuse to believe His Word here in (John 8: 23 - 24) "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins." This puts the nail in the coffin of churchanity, those accepting the teachings of their church ahead of the Word of God. This ought to be really easy to figure out as well, whom does Christ claim to be? None other than the Savior of all of mankind. If we will not and cannot believe this, we then should according to the true Word of God, be prepared to die in our sins. The scriptures from Genesis through Revelation clearly points out that Jesus Christ came down to earth to save all of human kind. Here below are just a few for us to review.

-Whom is to be saved?

Matthew 12:31 " Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy [against] the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 "Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the [age] to come. (Notice what it is saying here. This particular sin will not be forgiven in this age, or the age to come. The scriptures identify the present age in Galatians 1:4 as such. He gave himself for our sins in order to rescue us from this present evil age. This age we’re living in now is called this present evil age, the age to come then is to be the millennial age. The Word of God tells us that this sin will not be forgiven in this age or the age to come. But all sins will be forgiven everyone at the great white throne judgment, after the millennial age.

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 6:51 How difficult is it to understand something written in such plain language? Jesus Christ takes away the sin of the world, the case as they say, should be closed on this matter. "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." (that is everyone my dear brothers, sisters and friends)

John 4:42 Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard [Him] and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." The Savior of what? Of the world!

Luke 23:34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."

The Babylon of confusion church, also known as the Catholic church, the protesting Catholic church, known now as the Protestant church, along with all of the prostitute daughter churches masquerading as Christian churches, but denying that God will save all of mankind, they are teaching their converts to believe that God the Father did not or would not honor the dying prayer of His Beloved Son Jesus Christ. Whom had just finished the work that God had given Him to do. Then asked His Father God to forgive them for they knew not what they do. These churches one and all will not believe that the Son was capable enough to save all of mankind. Consequently, by extension they must believe as well that the Father did not have what it took to send someone able enough to do what He sent Him to do. 

The One whom sacrificed Himself for that specific purpose. What a shameful thing it is to bring God the Father and His Son under question in such a detestable and damnable manner. We have to thank God for His patience and mercy in His dealings with us worm like creatures we are, compared to Himself and His Son. Yet it should be noted here too, unless God open our mind to accept His truth, we cannot receive it. So no matter what angle we would like to examine this situation from, it always remains the same. God is in control of everything, and all of the time. In His time and at His pleasure, He will open all minds and hearts to His truth. All will be called, all will come, all will repent and all will be saved. Otherwise Christ would forever be known as Jesus Christ the loser. But He is not known by that name is He? He is known as Jesus Christ the Savior of all creation.

-It Is Finished-

John19: 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, (if we just stop and think about the words here…. Jesus KNEW that all things had been accomplished, not most all things, but all things, that does not leave one thing left to accomplish, He has done it all for us, nothing else is needed) that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son [as] Savior of the world.   (the Babylon of confusion group would like us to believe this scripture really means Christ will be able to save a few stragglers, a few good people, but for certain and for sure not the world, not the entire human race. Believing as they do that most will spend an eternity in the raging flames of hell and teaching others to accept it as the truth of God. A gigantic lie of monumental proportions my brothers, sisters and friends. A lie that will have to be repented of at some point in time)

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. What part of the whole world does the Babylon of confusion find so difficult to understand? How many of us human beings have lived our lives out on some other planet, outside this universe?

Romans 5:6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 (that is you and me people, all of us) For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. All of us!

Romans 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall (ALL) be saved by His life (resurrection).

1 Corinthians 15:21 For since by man [came] death, by Man also [came] the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. The Babylon of confusion have no problem at all in accepting and believing that by Adam came death, but dig their collective heels in deep in defiance of the word of God, refusing to believe that by Jesus Christ, All shall be made alive!

2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. 16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know [Him] [thus] no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he] [is] a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Corinthians 5:18 Now all things [are] of God, (God is in control of all things, and all of the time) who has reconciled (notice here it is something that Christ has already done, it is not something that needs yet to be done) us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore [you] on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin [to] [be] sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2nd Corinthians 6:1 We then, [as] workers together [with] [Him] also plead with [you] not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.

How long will our hard hearts and obstinate, stubborn mind set prevent us from the realization that through Jesus Christ, God has removed all of our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west? Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions (sins) from us. Notice! Has removed, it has already been done) The willing sacrifice of His own body which was greater than all of mankind combined has taken away all past, present and future sins of all of mankind. Through His sacrifice for mankind Jesus Christ has made it impossible for even one person to lose their salvation. John 3:34-35 "For He Whom God has sent (Jesus Christ) speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. 35"The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand (Notice here all things have been given into the hands of Jesus Christ. That doesn’t leave one little thing outside the hands of Christ.

John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29"My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.… Romans 14: 10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, (and not as many churches teach that their legs will have been broken, no not true!  once knowing the truth of God they willingly and in thankful appreciation praise God for bringing them into His kingdom) AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD." 12  So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

-Where is God leading us to?

We are all being called into our God planned out destiny as He has purposed it to be. We are in the process of being born into the God family. God is reproducing Himself in human kind, all of human kind, not even one made in the image and likeness of God will be missing. What an insane thing it is to believe that God would send a part of Himself to hell to be tortured and tormented for trillions and trillions of years without one second of relief. Or He would annihilate a part of Himself. We have no reason to crow about our own understanding or the place we find ourselves in at any given moment of time however. It is all of God and we may begin to think we have had something to do with it, which is a most foolish assumption. Men make choices and decisions every day, but something (or Someone) creates a circumstance that causes these decisions.

If I scratch my body (my own choice), I do it because I have an itch. If I eat a meal (my own choice), I do so because I am hungry. If I hurt another person (my choice), I do so because they did some harm to me. For every choice we make, there is a cause greater than the choice. It is your basic cause/effect principle. For every effect (in this case our choice), there is some cause that prompted the action. As no one would deny that God is sovereign over all things (including Satan), it is God who can change circumstances as He pleases to bring about the desired effect. In this way, we may think we are totally independent from God in the choices we make, but in reality, there is Someone greater than ourselves working behind the scenes to bring about a perfectly orchestrated finale. God is the great conductor who controls and leads men to respond with a simple wave of His baton.

(Colossians 1: 15 - 16) (Christ) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him. (God gave all things to Christ and charged him with the responsibility of reconciling all of creation back to Himself (God the Father) Including himself (Jesus Christ) whereby God the Father then becomes all in all.) We should all make a mental note in our minds here, that the Father God becomes all in all. Not all in a few, not all in some, but ALL… in ALL! Consequently, Christ is not allowed to lose even one the Father has given him. That is why we call him the Savior of the world. Not the almost or counterfeit Savior, that couldn’t quite do the job.

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) {by...: or, by whose grace} 6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (KJV)

Ephesians 2:11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands-- 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, [that] [is], the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man [from] the two, [thus] making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Colossians 1:19 For it pleased [the] [Father] [that] in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight-- 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. 11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with [Him] through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

1 Timothy 1:15 This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. If God can take the most chief sinner of all time and convert him within a heartbeat (and He did) like He did the Apostle Paul as the Word of God proves to be true, then when He sets His hand to bring the multitude of humanity into the fold, it will be as child play to God our Father. Again where this worlds Christian religious system does error, is believing and teaching others to believe that this all must happen before one dies, before our physical, mortal death. A giant misconception, a blatant lie of monumental proportions. God is not to be shackled or rendered void of any of His omnipotent power as we see here in Mark 17 13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do.

This worlds religious systems are well known for preaching, teaching, believing and following after the custom, ritual and traditions of men, as opposed to the Word of God. Just spend a little time in examining closely their teaching affiliation, and connection with their celebrating of times, days and seasons such as Easter, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Lent, Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday, Maundy Thursday, the rapture, the trinity, calling God the triune god, that Satan morphed himself into existence, the hell myth and until just recently eating fish on Fridays in honor of the half man half fish god Dagon, as on it goes. Adding as well to that, we have the infallibility of the pope and the mother Mary in a position above Christ in answering prayers.

They seem to be too busy celebrating and honoring these pagan originated times and seasons and have added to them other burdens to lay upon the people of God, that have absolutely nothing at all to do with following after the teaching and believing of the way and truth of God, to spend any time seeking out the actual truth that God has left recorded for us in His Word. If we accept and believe the Word of God as truth, here is something He has to say that we should seriously consider. Revelation 22:18-19For I testify together to everyone who hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add on him the plagues that have been written in this Book. And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in this Book.” It looks to me like it’s a big no, no to add or subtract from the Word of God. Let us start here by looking at the pagan origin and celebration of Easter.

-Idolatry in the Temple-

Ezekiel 8: 1 - 18 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of Judah were sitting before me, the hand of the Sovereign Lord came on me there.

2 I looked, and I saw a figure like that of a man. From what appeared to be his waist down he was like fire, and from there up his appearance was as bright as glowing metal.

3 He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.

4 And there before me was the glory of the God of Israel, as in the vision I had seen in the plain.

5 Then he said to me, “Son of man, look toward the north.” So I looked, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy.

6 And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing—the utterly detestable things the Israelites (the people of God) are doing here, things that will drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see things that are even more detestable.”

7 Then he brought me to the entrance to the court. I looked, and I saw a hole in the wall.

8 He said to me, “Son of man, now dig into the wall.” So I dug into the wall and saw a doorway there.

9 And he said to me, “Go in and see the wicked and detestable things they are doing here.”

10 So I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls all kinds of crawling things and unclean animals and all the idols of Israel.

11 In front of them stood seventy elders of Israel, and Jaazaniah son of Shaphan was standing among them. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising.

12 He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, ‘The Lord does not see us; the Lord has forsaken the land.’”

13 Again, he said, “You will see them doing things that are even more detestable.”

(notice here after listing down all of the most detestable things He then comes to this Easter sunrise observance and celebration to their sun god Baal. Then He calls it even more detestable than all the others. If God changes not, is the same yesterday, today and forever, and He is. Then how do you imagine He feels when He sees the Babylon of confusion, His people, celebrating this pagan originated, Satan influenced Easter celebrations today? A celebration that has replaced Himself with bunny rabbits that lay eggs that in truth and in fact has nothing at all to do with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and instead of teaching our little children about the truth of God we tell them all sorts of lies right straight from the table of demons. Again be aware, this is the truth of God you are reading here.)

14 Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the Lord, and I saw women sitting there, mourning the god Tammuz. (a replacement of Jesus Christ)

15 He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this.”

16 He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the Lord, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east. (Bowing down and worshipping Baal)

17 He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Look at them putting the branch to their nose!

18 Therefore I will deal with them in anger; I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them.”

Let’s take a little glimpse of what a seeker of truth has entered down on the internet to help us with understanding on just one of the above pagan originated holidays that counterfeit Christianity, hence the Babylon of confusion, get all wrapped up in the celebration of each year. Being taught to accept and to believe it be of God while being steeped in satanic custom, ritual and tradition only. Having nothing at all to do with the truth of God. While going through what this individual writes about concerning the Easter celebration. It will help you to know what the Word of God has to say about it here below.

-The Pagan Origin of Easter-

By: David J. Meyer

Easter is a day that is honored by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an "Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.

Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter. Is it truly the day when Jesus arose from the dead? Where did all of the strange customs come from, which have nothing to do with the resurrection of our Saviour?

The purpose of this tract is to help answer those questions, and to help those who seek truth to draw their own conclusions. The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called "Easter." "Ishtar", which is pronounced "Easter" was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god. In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah's son named Ham. Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him "Nimrod."

After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King. The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10: 8-10 as follows: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found. That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.

Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship. Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28-day cycle and ovulated when full.

She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg." Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. 

The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit. Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion. The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. She also proclaimed a forty-day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten.

Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the "T" in front of their hearts as they worshipped. They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a "T" or cross on the top. Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday. By now, the readers of this tract should have made the connection that paganism has infiltrated the contemporary "Christian" churches, and further study indicates that this paganism came in by way of the Roman Catholic System. 

The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also know that Easter can be as much as three weeks away from the Passover, because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. Some have wondered why the word "Easter" is in the King James Bible. It is because Acts, chapter 12, tells us that it was the evil King Herod, who was planning to celebrate Easter, and not the Christians. The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart. So much more could be said, and we have much more information for you, if you are a seeker of the truth.

We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits, hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon. These are all antichrist activities! Satan is a master deceiver, and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry. These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to

make pagan customs of Baal worship Christian. You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children. These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the "Rising Sun" and his house is the "House of the Rising Sun." How many churches have "sunrise services" on Ishtar's day and face the rising sun in the East? How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon. These things are no joke, any more than Judgment day is a joke.  I pray to God that this tract will cause you to search for more truth. We will be glad to help you by providing more information and by praying for you. These are the last days, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate. (end quote)

David J. Meyer

Last Trumpet Ministries International
PO Box 806
Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (end quote)

My brothers, my sisters, my friends, my acquaintances, and even strangers that I do not yet know that are becoming a part of the God family as well. We are one and all destined to belong as immortal, spirit beings in the kingdom of God. To be just like our Father and older brother Jesus Christ. To have life as they have life, to live on as productive beings forever within an atmosphere of righteousness, and well-being, among all whom have ever been born on this earth. What an awesome and wonderful, happy, joy filled destiny awaits us all. I praise the great God of all heaven and earth! I am well aware that I will be rankling most everyone reading what I have to say here, because I am knocking the nose off their idols. 

Having spent many years feeding at the table of demons, being led astray by the teachings of the Babylon of confusion, they balk and chafe at hearing the truth. Wanting, believing and accepting an understanding that will have themselves saved, yet digging their deceived heels in deep against the truth of God. Refusing to believe that His purpose and plan from the beginning has always been to reproduce Himself in mankind, all of mankind. We all seem to have one or more individuals in mind that we cannot stomach the thought of them eventually being saved, we hope they burn forever in hell. Come on now and admit it, we secretly behind the closed doors of our hearts and minds, don’t want to believe that God will save all of mankind.

-God will cause some to believe a lie-

Let me remind you that everything I have to say here is good news, you are just not accustomed to hearing it. Our carnal human nature is quick to believe and accept the concept that we ourselves are going to be saved, but it curls our toenails up and we froth at the mouth hearing that all of mankind will be saved. News that should make us happy and pleased to know, that all of our extended family and friends are in just as good standing with God as ourselves within the grand finale of things to come, instead it becomes a thorn in our side, an aggravation to us, we do not want to hear it and we certainly will not accept it. That is nothing new and it should not surprise any of us. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth to save us all, and how was He received? How did His own people respond to His message of truth? They crucified Him!

The message that Jesus Christ taught while here on earth is every bit as unwelcome today in the churches of the Babylon of confusion, as they were at His crucifixion. He would not be welcome to preach or teach in any of their churches yet today. He would be escorted to the door and asked not to return. Yet the truth of God will stand forever. If your church would not welcome me (not that I am volunteering) into their congregations to teach the things I write about here with the Word of God to support it, they would not allow Jesus Christ to come in and teach His message of good news either, because it is one and the same message. The Babylon of confusion have not received the love of the truth, which will cause God to send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 2nd Thessalonians 2:10 - 11 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:



-What God wants, wishes or desires is certain to happen-

1 Timothy 2:3 For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For [there] [is] one God and one Mediator between God and men, [the] Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 7 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle--I am speaking the truth in Christ [and] not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself [His] own special people, zealous for good works.

1 Peter 2:22 'Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth'; 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed [Himself] to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed.

Do not sit idly on your hands as in sleepy time and miss the message above, given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit; we have all been made clean; by whose stripes we have been healed. By the extreme, ugly pain of unbelief; Christ suffered and died for all of mankind. Where after two thousand years only a very small handful of His people believe He is whom He claims to be; the Savior of all mankind and in fact all of creation. Shame on you if you continue on in unbelief.

1 Timothy 2:4) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Part 2-What are we to do Once all of mankind has been saved as God promised before the world began, (Titus 1: 2) how many does that leave outside the will, wish or desire of God? Come on people, dig down a little deeper in the mind that God has given you, there must be some type of a faint glimmer inside that tells you that you have been feeding at the table of demons. That the Babylon of confusion has held sway over your heart and mind to the point that you have been steeped into deception and willingly led into all sorts of their own concepts of truth, that are nothing more than satanic fables to control the mind. Orthodox Christianity, counterfeit Christianity, the Babylon of confusion, or by whatever other name we would like to identify them by, are being busy around the world teaching these false religious, spiritual concepts as the truth of God. The bible is the Word of God. You open it up and read His Word and are in personal contact with God through prayer, Leith Lyman Cunningham

in conversation. But Satan is there too and will quickly divert our attention away from the truth of God and back into his camp of deception. When we fall for the teachings of fables and outright lies, we move away from the truth of God.

What on earth are we to do? Here is what God has to say to those of us that consider ourselves to be the people of God. Revelation 18: 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.  The instructions of God here to His people (That is you and me my brothers, sisters, acquaintances, strangers and friends) is to come out of the Babylon of confusion, the Christian religious system that exists all around this world in which we live in. Many will tell me that they have come out of, and have removed themselves from the Christian religious systems of this world. How is it possible to have come out of this worlds religious systems, yet still be in denial of the Word and truth of God? The one truth beyond all others in my opinion as I read the Word of God, is to believe that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be, the Savior of all mankind and in truth and fact the Savior of all creation as the scripture proves to me without the slightest doubt. "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."(John 8:23-24)

- The supposed free will of man-

The Babylon of confusion crowd will be quick to point out scriptures saying it is only what God wills, desires or wants to happen, but what they are really saying is, He doesn’t possess the necessary will, desire or power to bring it about. Believing as they do (those believing that mankind has a freewill separate and apart from the will and intent of God) that the will of man to determine his own destiny is stronger than the will, wish or desire of God. But I am telling you the truth of the matter right here and now. The slightest wish, will or desire of God is already as good as being done. That is if we believe His Word here in (Philippians 2:13) For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Then moving on to (Isaiah 55:11) where we learn this. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Then we come to what the Word Himself tells us about whose will it is going to be that prevails over all things. (Ephesians 1:11) In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything (not most everything, but everything) in conformity with the purpose of his will. The free will belief, or the belief that man is a free moral agent; one that can go against the will and intent of God, requires one to come to the supposition that the will of man is superior to the will, wish, desire or purpose of God. It is for example the will of God that no one should perish, not one single soul. Yet the free will believing folks will tell us that most all of mankind in the grand finale of things to come will have through their free moral agency, elected to send themselves to hell or to have been annihilated and done away with altogether.

-Hocus pocus religion-

Both of these scenarios are teachings and a belief system brought into the Babylon of confusion straight from the table of demons, there is no truth in either one of them what so ever. It is an impossibility for mankind to lose their salvation. We have been made in the image and likeness of God. (Genesis 1:26) God is never going to kill off a part of Himself. That is our ultimate destiny, every single one of us human beings, to become as God and His Son Jesus Christ are. And how are they we might ask? They are immortal, spirit beings that cannot die. God is our Father and we will be as He is. God is reproducing Himself in mankind, each animal, bird, fish or insect has been designed to reproduce after its own kind.

God is reproducing after His own kind as well. We are being called gods in the scripture. (Psalms 82:6) “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’ These are not the words of some back woods hill billy or jack pine savage named Leith Cunningham. I am not in denial of being a back woods hillbilly or jack pine savage, but I am passing on truth to you from the Word of God. It is the Word of God speaking here my brothers, sisters and friends, believe it! I am thankful and appreciate the fact that others dedicated to the wonderful truth of God, begin passing this truth onto me over fifty years ago now, I hope you will accept and appreciate it as well.

-The phantom free will of man-

Believing instead that mankind is a free moral agent. That he has a free will stronger than the will, want or desire of God. They (the Babylon of confusion) willingly turn their hearts and minds over to the god of this world, thinking they are following the true God. The will of mankind is a satanic fable being served up on the table of demons by the devil and Satan as exposed here in (2nd Corinthians 4: 4) In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. They simply cannot grasp the truth of this matter, because at this point in time God has not allowed it to happen, but in His Time He will. Everything in the universe, everything in all of creation operates completely and totally on the will, wish and/or desire of God the Father.

Believing that mankind himself is able to go against the will and/or intent of God, profanes and takes the name of God in vain. Most they reason will elect to send their own selves to hell, to be tortured and tormented for all eternity or into total annihilation. Never mind the truth of the matter again that is pointed out in Ephesians (1: 11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: There is that pesky word all again, I wonder how they go about figuring out what it means this time? They all believe without question that they will be saved, but dig their collective heels in deep while denying that God will save all. Even though it was the promise of God before the world began. (Titus 1:2) in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began. 

-Scripture used in support of paganism-

I would like to point out here a section of scripture that the Babylon of confusion came upon many years ago and decided to twist and turn it to use it to bring converts into their fold. They used it by attaching the name of Christ to a pagan celebration called Saturnalia where all sorts of evil debauchery took place. Never mind the fact that in doing so, they had to profane and use the name of God in vain. Something being rotten and detestable right down to its roots and core. Here is what we read in (Luke 2:10) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Which has long sense been used and has become a part of a pagan originated time and season known all around the world as Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ. No truth in it what so ever.

However, did you happen to pick up on that bothersome word all again? Good tidings of great joy to all people. How will the counterfeit Christian church put their own spin on their understanding of this scripture? Somehow their reading and understanding seems to be different than others of us. Just a little change to suit the purpose of making it fit into their preconceived teaching at the trough of Satan, will go something like this. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to (not to all people, but to) a few select good people. Good people in accordance to how they have been taught to believe and have accepted custom, ritual and tradition as the truth of God. Being instead a blatant sin of denial in accepting and believing that which is contrary to the truth of God. Denying as most all do and not believing or accepting as truth that He, Jesus Christ has been given all authority to do as He has said that He will do here in (Matthew 28:18). Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Out of the mouth comes the abundance of the heart, so says the Word of God. Their (Babylon) mouth will give them away, in how they believe and what they accept as the truth. Believing as they do in this matter will mean in their minds, that Jesus Christ at some future point will have to come to God the Father with hat in hand, head hung low and confess that He didn’t have what it took to do the job His Father had given him to do. He was not able to succeed and complete the work His Father had assigned for Him to do. Which in turn would mean that God the Father is not whom He claims to be either. He didn’t have within Himself that which was needed to bring forth a Son to be the Savior of all creation. I speak as a fool here! God is not willing that any should perish, consequently not one person will ever perish if we believe and accept His Word as truth. (2 Peter 3:8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

-Why so much unbelief?

I have a question for you the reader to contemplate. How in the name of God can any even half way intelligent, bright person, with the ability to think and reason above plant life, be brought to a point where they are willing to believe and accept as the truth of God, that good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people, somehow means that most of our mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, siblings, friends and acquaintances are going to be relegated to and tossed into the flames of hell to be tortured, tormented, and suffer in untold misery for trillions upon trillions of years without one second of relief? Or that the vast majority of man and woman kind will be annihilated and done away with altogether? Then somehow be convinced that this be known as good tidings of great joy to all people? And then believing as they do, that this all is coming from a God that actually is LOVE.

The answer here is that such a mind and heart to accept and believe such anti God slop as this, has to believe Satan, and at the same time be in denial of the Word of God. However, unbelief in God and His Word is nothing new, we may be able to read the words but cannot come to an understanding. If God is not opening our minds to understanding, it is an impossibility then to understand His Word. It all seems to have to do with hearts that are unwilling to believe. Our ancestors were being inflicted with the same sin of unbelief as that which exists yet today, as we see here in Hebrews. (Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

-The reason that God does everything He does-

If God does not reveal His truth to us, we will not and cannot understand it. Why is it then that God has not revealed His truth to all of mankind? I do not know the mind of God beyond what Christ has revealed to us. The sin of unbelief could be one reason. Another reason could be, and most probably is, they have not received the love of the truth. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 10 - 12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned (judged) who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. No matter the reason, I would like to reveal a truth to you here that very few people know. Why it is that God does everything that He does? This is an age old question that mankind has struggled with since the beginning of time. We hear questions like, “why did God let little Jimmy die”. God is bound by no one but by Himself, He can only do that which is in righteousness, He cannot do otherwise. Learn a simple truth here that few people know. The reason that God does everything that He does, is because it suits and serves His purpose and plan to do it that way.

-Put our trust in God alone-

God knows the end from the beginning, and everything in between. Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: We ought to be paying attention to these words, because we know according to His Word, that His pleasure is to reconcile and to save all of creation back to Himself. The greatest pleasure of God is in reproducing a family after the image and likeness of Himself and firstborn Son Jesus Christ. Why put our trust and confidence in that well dressed and polished minister of Satan standing at the podium, when we can go to the Word of God for all truth?  It is no well-kept or hidden secret that the ministers of Satan can appear as angels of light my friends. …2 Corinthians 11: 13 - 15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore, it is not surprising if his servants (ministers) also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.

Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Psalm 33:11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.


Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

Isaiah 14:24 The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen. Yet the Babylon of confusion is continuing on in their preaching, teaching and believing that God cannot and will not reconcile all of creation back to Himself. Never mind the endless scriptures telling us otherwise.

Isaiah 25:1  LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

-Jesus tasted death for everyone-

Hebrews 2:9 says that "Jesus tasted death for everyone." Jesus is the Mediator of the new covenant between God and mankind, for by His Death He made redemption for the transgression made by Adam under the first covenant, and those who believe in Jesus' resurrection receive the promise of eternal life. The transgression of Adam resulted in separation between God and all mankind. Jesus' death made a total redemption to cancel the separation. Hebrews 9:15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called (notice here one has to be called by God, therefore it is the responsibility of God if one has not as yet been called) may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. Many Bible scholars may recall verses spoken by John the Baptist, Jesus Himself or others which suggest that one must be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. Those verses were true for those who heard them in that day, but they are not true for us today in this Dispensation of Grace, or Church Age.

The forgiveness of sins provided to mankind by Jesus' death on the cross occurred at His death and did not apply before His death. Many pastors quote Acts 2:38: "Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.'"? Peter preached this at the start of the Church Age, post-resurrection. So, why isn't baptism required today for the remission of sins? The Apostle Paul was the Apostle to the Gentiles with the gospel of grace, salvation by faith in Jesus' resurrection apart from works of the law, baptism, and other Jewish customs. The other Apostles, including Peter were the Apostles to the Children of Israel who were still under the law, baptism, and customs. This was a transition period. The Jewish church died out for the most part. Now everyone, Jew and Gentile, are under the Gospel that Jesus revealed to Paul. Peter, and the other Apostles to the Jews, did many things that do not apply today. Peter was still in training as evident by God's revelation to him about eating with the Gentiles.

Where the Babylon of confusion, the counterfeit Christian church, this worlds Christian religious system (all one and the same) runs into trouble in their understanding and teaching (I should say in their misunderstanding and teaching) of the truth of God, is their accepting, believing and teaching a literal translation of the Word of God. No one will ever come to a true and proper understanding of scripture within this manner of reading and accepting as truth, that which is meant to be taken symbolically, metaphorically or figuratively. Nor the accepting of parables as making it easier to understand the truth of God as many of their preachers will tell them. Has your church bothered to tell you that Jesus Christ Himself taught the masses only in parables? He did so to hide the truth, not to make it easier to comprehend and to understand as you have been told.

-Read the truth of the matter-

Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: John 10:6 “This PARABLE spoke Jesus unto them; but they understood not what things they were which He spoke unto them.”  Many Christians believe that Jesus taught in parables to make His message clear, but that is not biblical. Even His disciples were in the dark and did not understand. Repeatedly, they asked Jesus to explain the parables to them. “And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable. And He said unto them, unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables. “That seeing they may see, and not perceived: and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them. And He said unto them, Know ye not this parable? And how then will you know all parables?” Mark 4:10-13 This passage tells us that Jesus didn’t want them to understand and He didn’t want to convert them and He didn’t want to save them at that time. It’s time we begin to shed some of our long held beliefs that are contrary to the Word and way of the truth of God.

Why would Jesus speak in parables? Jesus gives the answer Himself: “And the disciples came, and said unto Him, why do you speak unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, because it is given unto YOU to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but unto them it is NOT given.” Matt 13:10-11 “. . . but unto them it is NOT given.” Jesus spoke in parables the majority of the people could NOT understand! Even Jesus’ own disciples had to have these parables explained to them. But He often did that by telling them - - another Parable! Why would Jesus do that? Because God’s plan involves calling MANY, but choosing only a FEW – at least in this eon. “(The) MANY (meaning – ALL) are called, but FEW are chosen.” Matt 22:14 Jesus said, “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.” John 15:16 The shocking truth is that Jesus hid the meaning of His teachings from the masses. The word Parable (Parabole in Greek: #3850 in Strong’s Concordance) means a similitude or (symbolically) fictitious narrative that conveyed a moral truth. The word Proverb (Paroimia in Greek: #3942 in Strong’s Concordance) means essentially the same thing – a fictitious illustration. But even the disciples often did not understand. Jesus taught His own disciples in private and told them: “These things have I spoken unto you in PROVERBS: but the time comes when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you PLAINLY of the Father.” John 16:25

Mark 4:34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

John 10:6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees (people of God) did not understand what he was telling them.

John 16:25 "Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.

I hope this will help us all to more fully understand why it is that some have been given to understand while others are being kept in the dark. It is all of God my brothers, sisters and friends. It is the truth being served up to us here today if we can only recognize it. May the great God of all heaven and earth remove the scales from our eyes and unstop our ears. That we may all come into the true and wonderful truth of God. He tells us the truth throughout His Word, we should believe Him. However, even His own brothers did not believe in Him. (John 7:2-5) “But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, ‘You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.’ For even his own brothers did not believe in him.”  

The Word of God tells us that we do not have the Word of God abiding in us because we refuse to believe what He (Christ) tells us as the truth. (John 5:38) And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Again! I remind everyone, this is not the ranting of some crazed lunatic named Cunningham. These are the inspired words of our creator God speaking to us. While this may all sound harsh, judgmental and condemning at times, it is not intended to be. The people I am addressing here to a large part are the people of God. Many being teachers of supposed truth themselves. How did Christ deal with those teachers that were putting unbearable burdens upon His people? He rarely, if ever had a kind word for them. I will list down below some of the descriptive words from the website of the late L. Ray Smith.  Christ used these words in addressing the church leaders.

-JESUS UPBRAIDS THE CHURCH LEADERS-

There are many examples of Jesus upbraiding the Church leaders for their gross sins [selections from Matthew 23]:

"But WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES… FOR YOU SHUT UP THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AGAINST MEN…

THEY BIND HEAVY BURDENS and GRIEVOUS to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but will not move them with ONE OF THEIR FINGERS

WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES… you DEVOUR WIDOW’S HOUSES… you shall receive the greater damnation.

WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES…

WOE unto you, ye BLIND GUIDES…

You FOOLS AND BLIND…

You FOOLS AND BLIND…

WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! You… have omitted… JUDGMENT, MERCY, and FAITH…

You BLIND GUIDES, which strain out a gnat, and SWALLOW A CAMEL.

WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES… within they are full of EXTORTION AND EXCESS.

You BLIND PHARISEES…

WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! You are FULL OF DEAD MEN’S BONES, and ALL UNCLEANESS… and HYPOCRISY and INIQUITY…

WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES!… you are the children of them which KILLED the prophets. FILL YOU UP then the measure of your fathers.

You SERPENTS, you GENERATION OF SNAKES… you KILL AND CRUCIFY… you SCOURGE in your synagogues… Behold your house is left unto you DESOLATE"!!

WOW! Every one of these comments from Matt. 23 were spoken directly to the "Religious Scholars and Theologians" in the Church of God centered at the Temple in Jerusalem. Would Jesus speak in the same manner to the Religious Scholars and Theologians in God’s Church today? Does Jesus "change"? NO. Has the Church changed in the past 2000 years? YES. It has gotten WORSE. (end quote)

-The fire of God saves, not destroys-

Still we’re happy and complacent within our ignorance as we head out the door again on a Sunday morning for another heavy helping of more of the same untruth, gobbly gook and misinformation to add our Amen too. I continue to feel the prod to keep revealing the truth of God to my brothers and sisters in the Lord, even though it feels futile at times. I have to remember at those times that the people of God refused to believe Jesus Christ in His day here on earth too, and that the stubborn and obstinate attitude of resisting truth among the Babylon of confusion crowd still exists yet today. Identifying themselves as Christians, yet refusing to believe He (Christ) was whom He claimed to be, the Savior of all mankind. They one and all seem willing to step up to the plate and walk right over dozens of scriptures that clearly tells us that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind, to find one scripture their deceived teachers have taught them that opposes this truth. They all seem to be hung up on God sending most all of humanity to hell, while they remain in waiting to die and go to heaven, to lay around on the clouds and drink pink lemonade for all eternity starring at the face of God.

-It is the works of man that will be destroyed-

The fire that all of mankind has been destined to experience and to endure is the consuming fire of God. Hebrews 12:29 Our God is a consuming fire. It is not literal and it is not forever. Only for so long as it takes to burn up all wood, hay and stubble (unrighteousness) from the works of the individual and from off the face of the earth. 1 Corinthians 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. The Babylon of confusion crowd continue to preach and teach that literal fire will burn most all of the people of God alive forever without one second of relief. Refusing to believe the exact opposite, that in truth it is the fire of God that saves, not destroys. This is a key scripture in understanding the truth of the Word of God. Notice what it is saying here as well as what it is not saying. It is saying, if any man’s work shall be burned. (meaning) if any human being’s work shall be burned. It is saying, it is the work of mankind that is being burned up and definitely not the person. Of all the people who have ever lived upon this earth, whether man, woman or youngster, it is their work that shall be burned. They will have suffered loss: but they themselves shall be saved; Clearly, it is their work that is to be burned up and destroyed, not the individual.

-The Fire of God purifies us all-

How are they to be saved, according to the Word of God? Yet so as by fire. So contrary to the teaching of a deceived Christianity, that God is going to either annihilate or burn people forever in the literal flames of a Satan/Christian contrived hell, nothing could be further from the truth of God. It will be the symbolic not literal fire that will cleanse and purify all of mankind. All of mankind is destined to be saved by symbolic fire, not destroyed or tortured forever by a literal fire. After all we are told in Hebrews 12:29 and Deut.4:24 that our God is a consuming fire. What will God be consuming as a symbolic consuming fire? Among other things it will be all of the evil workings of a Satan influenced mankind that will be burned up and destroyed, all wood, hay and stubble representing unrighteousness. But he, they or them will all be saved, yet so as by fire! The symbolic fire of God that we all find ourselves going through at times, has been placed there by God to purify and to cleanse us of all sin eventually and to bring us all into His presence.

To be made in His image, after His likeness as He planned from the beginning. Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. (Genesis 1:26) The destiny of all mankind is to have immortal, spirit life, to have life as God and His Son Jesus Christ have life. There has never been the slightest doubt in this area for those that believe the Word of God. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; (Titus 1:2) It is therefore the evil work of mankind that is going to be symbolically burned up and destroyed, not he/she, they or them, themselves. It becomes important that we arrive at a spot where we can make this determination according to the true Word of God.

-What does the phrase “God is sovereign” really mean?

Chip Ingram, Walk Thru the Bible

If you were to look up the word “sovereign” in the dictionary, you would find words and phrases like “superior,” “greatest,” “supreme in power and authority,” “ruler,” and “independent of all others” in its definition. But the way I like to explain God’s sovereignty best is simply to say, “God is in control.” There is absolutely nothing that happens in the universe that is outside of God’s influence and authority. As King of kings and Lord of lords, God has no limitations. Consider just a few of the claims the Bible makes about God: God is above all things and before all things. He is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. He is immortal, and He is present everywhere so that everyone can know Him (Revelation 21:6). God created all things and holds all things together, both in heaven and on earth, both visible and invisible (Colossians 1:16). God knows all things past, present, and future.

-Our God is a sovereign God-

There is no limit to His knowledge, for God knows everything completely before it even happens (Romans 11:33). God can do all things and accomplish all things. Nothing is too difficult for Him, and He orchestrates and determines everything that is going to happen in your life, in my life, in America, and throughout the world. Whatever He wants to do in the universe, He does, for nothing is impossible with Him (Jeremiah 32:17). God is in control of all things and rules over all things. He has power and authority over nature, earthly kings, history, angels, and demons. Even Satan himself has to ask God’s permission before he can act (Psalm 103:19). That’s what being sovereign means. It means being the ultimate source of all power, authority, and everything that exists. Only God can make those claims; therefore, it’s God’s sovereignty that makes Him superior to all other gods and makes Him, and Him alone, worthy of worship.

-Nothing will ever come into our lives, that He does not decree or allow-

Just as peasants always bowed before their king for fear of offending the one who had the authority to take their life, God’s sovereignty compels us to bow before Him. But unlike corrupt earthly kings who abuse their authority to terrorize their subjects, God rules in love. He loves you and wants the best for you. Romans 8:28 promises that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. That’s an amazing promise not only because it demonstrates that an all-powerful God cares about you and me, but because it cannot be fulfilled unless the One Who gives it is all-knowing, all-wise, all-powerful, and all-loving. The promise itself is a testimony to God’s sovereignty. But God makes that promise, and millions throughout history have testified to its truth because God has proven His ability to back it up time and time again. Think about the implications of that promise. Because God is sovereign and He loves you, nothing will ever come into your life that He does not either decree or allow. Consequently, no matter what you face in life, you can take comfort in the fact that God is sovereign.

-How refreshing is the Word of God-

What a giant contrast it is to be able to accept this as the truth of God as opposed to accepting and believing the gobbly gook being spread around the world by the multiple thousands of denominations, churches, spin offs, congregations, splinter groups, on top of splinter groups and the like, all claiming status as Christian, but all believing and teaching a different message to their spell bound and deceived congregations. Most all as well claiming to be the true church while preaching and teaching contrary to the Word and the way of God. Most for example preach and teach that God and Satan are in some kind of great cosmic battle and God keeps falling further and further behind, while Satan just keeps socking it to Him at every turn.

Being taught by Satan’s ministers appearing as angels of light, they (the Babylon of confusion) have come to believe that Satan morphed himself into existence. Satan will soon have their make believe, hog wash mythical hell, (which simply put, really means Hades or the grave) all filled up to overflowing. Their all mixed up and deceptive teaching causes one to begin to feel sorry for poor old God, being taken advantage of as He tries to catch up. How foolish does that sound? Yet that is the way their teaching makes one feel. Be of good cheer my friends and stay tuned in, I have a news bulletin for you. There is only one supreme creator and that is God. Don’t be led down the road of deception one minute longer, go to Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 to that hocus pocus teaching that has traditionally been shoved down our throats for so many years, it’s a lie of monumental proportions. Teaching that somehow Satan morphed himself into existence.

They feel that somehow they must step up and protect the image of God. Reasoning as they must that our God of righteousness would never, and could not ever do such a thing as create such a being Himself. What does the Word of God have to say about This? First let’s take a look at Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. Your church has not taught you that, have they? God created Satan exactly as he now is, to be doing exactly what he is now doing. He was created to be an adversary to mankind, and that is what he is about doing. Job 26:13 By his spirit he (God) hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed (Satan) the crooked serpent. Isaiah 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. All of creation has been brought forth and created by God for the ultimate good of God and man. He (Satan) is one more thing that God created because it suited and served His (God’s) purpose to do it that way. God is using Satan as an adversary, an agent created specifically to serve Himself and mankind. Necessary, needed and used to bring mankind and creation itself back into reconciliation with Himself. Here is another truth your church has not told you about. That reconciliation includes Satan as well. God did not create Satan as a tool to use in His hands, then to discard and destroy him after being used. A God of LOVE and righteousness does not operate in that way.

-The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church that Christ is building-

The bottom line in all of this is accepting and believing that God indeed is in control of all things and all of the time. To accept and believe that He has made plans to save every single one of us whom have ever lived upon this earth. To accept and to believe those plans were put into motion before the world began. To accept and to believe that with our great Almighty God at the helm, His purpose and plan will not and cannot fail.

We do know however according to His Word, most will not believe Him and reject His wonderful truth. John 8:23-24 "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."  

Very few claiming to be Christian actually believe that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be, the Savior of all mankind. John 5:24 ESV Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Since there are virtually multiple thousands of churches, denominations, splinter groups, and then splinter groups off the splinter groups, all believing and teaching others to accept and to believe themselves to be the true church of God, how can that be? As the country song goes, “if you believe this, I have some ocean side property in Arizona”. Christ is building His One true church here on earth that the gates of hell shall not prevail against.

-My own church experience-

I belonged to and faithfully served in a church for over thirty-five years that taught such rubbish as I speak of above. Its members circled the globe by the multiple thousands, it had become internationally known. Until one day after many years of teaching false doctrine, they broke up into multiple splinter groups themselves and notified the membership to go look for another Christ centered church to attend. Symbolically leaving the faithful, and confused members wounded and bleeding in ditches alongside the road. Many have not gotten over it and may never fully recover from such a traumatic spiritual and religious experience. So, in a heartbeat, the wheels had come off the multiple thousand-member church that had claimed to be the one true church of God, disintegrating into many more splinter groups.

With each one working hard to hold onto a part of the scattered flock, to be getting the tithes and free will offerings the faithful had become accustomed to sending into HQ. Each one again claiming to be the true church. Everyone with a bible and the ability to preach and put their own spin on what they could claim as divine understanding, was hell bent on getting their share of the goose that had been laying the golden eggs. All of them changing their church name now and humming along again in fleecing the flock. I had become a part of this church that at the beginning had told us not to believe them, but to believe the Word of God. Once we became a member that all changed. At that point we were compelled to accept and believe only that which we were being taught from that church, which the Pastor General at HQ. determined what that was to be.

-Just one of the docile flock-

Like all of the rest I had complied until God had shown me the error in doing so. The church in effect had become a part of my empirical self. It had taken over my mind and heart and did dictate the direction that my life was to go in. God had been placed somewhere on the back burner. I had become a full-fledged member of the Babylon of confusion just as all the others around this world find themselves locked into today. I can very well identify with how their own church has become a part of their empirical selves in like fashion.

Part 3

Never bothering to seek and search out the Word of God as the Bereans did to see if we or they were being taught the truth of God.  Acts 17: 10 - 12 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Therefore, many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.…

It behooves a thinking, reasoning son or daughter of God to get up off their haunches and get serious about the actual truth of God. To begin to seek and search out for ourselves the will and the way of God. No longer putting our trust and confidence in a system that neither believes, understands or teaches anything close to the truth of God. Being big however on celebrating the custom, ritual and traditions of pagan origins and practices. Here below is something you will likely never hear from the church that you attend or belong too. It would be as same as shooting themselves in the foot. It would have been the blow that would have killed the goose that had been laying those golden eggs, as the tithes, offerings and general fund began to shrink up and disappear. The Word of God clearly tells us that we do not need any man to teach us. You have not been told that by your church, have you?  

-We need not that any man teaches us-

The Word of God has been set before us to serve a good purpose. To read, study and meditate upon it, in order that we all might more fully understand His will and His way. Putting ourselves in the front row seat of our church and listening to all the preacher has to teach us is one way to glean from whatever spin they might want to put upon the Word. But as the people of Berea were accustomed to doing, it didn’t stop there. They checked these things out to see if Paul and Silas were actually telling them the truth. Now in our present time frame on earth where the truth has had a couple thousand years to become watered down and corruptible in so many areas, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men, preaching and teaching after custom, ritual and tradition, seeking the way other nations and people serve their gods, supporting the living after the customs, rituals and traditions handed down by our deceived religious forefathers, should we not be as diligent as they were in Berea in our seeking and searching the truth of God out for ourselves?

Consider if you will 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. John 16: 12 - 14 …"I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. "He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.…

Cross References

 

Proverbs 28:5 Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek ( Notice here it is those whom seek Him, not waiting to be pallet fed by false prophets ) the LORD understand it fully.

Jeremiah 31:34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know me, ( Notice here again how many it will be that know the Lord, most likely after the great white throne judgment ) from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

Matthew 13:11
He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

John 6:45 it is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.'   (how many again is it that will be taught by God?) Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. (all will come to Christ, every knee will willingly bow before Him)

John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever--

John 14:17 the Spirit of truth. The world (the Babylon of confusion) cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.


1 Corinthians 2:12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. ( if we go back and see how many times Christ tells us that we will not believe Him, it becomes easy to understand why He has not revealed His truth to many of us )

Hebrews 8:11 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, ( all of mankind will know the Lord ) from the least of them to the greatest.

-Most simply refuse to believe Jesus Christ-

John 5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. I would like to interject here a piece written by an individual by the name of Brian Albert. I have never seen any of his work before, but to me it seems clearly to have the truth of God written on it. He lays it out in an easy to understand and an easy way to follow along with. I hope this will help the reader come to what I believe is a God revealed understanding.

-God's Love for All Mankind-

(Why I Believe in the Salvation of all men through Jesus Christ) by Brian Albert

The question which seems to me more important than all other questions in religion is this: --What is the ultimate fate of mankind? The vast majority of Christianity today believes that those who do not make a decision to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ in this short life will suffer eternal punishment, and that countless millions of ages from now they will be no nearer the end of their punishment than when it started. This doctrine has always seemed to me to be unworthy of a great God such as ours who is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving. Would He really create millions of creatures knowing they would be eternally miserable? Is shutting sin and sinners away in an eternal prison house the best that He can do? Has He no power or desire to save them? When our Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross and purchased our salvation, was it just for a small group He calls His church or was it for the whole world?

I believe that the Bible alone contains the answers to these questions. And while I confess that in many passages it seems to support the teaching of eternal punishment, I have come to firmly believe that the true doctrine of the Bible is that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the entire human race. This doctrine is known as Universal Salvation or Universal Reconciliation. It is nothing new. Christians in every age have believed it, and it was the majority opinion in the Church during its first 500 years. I would like to present the main points in the argument for the salvation of all through Jesus Christ in this short article. The thoughts of many Christians have been steeped in the doctrine of eternal punishment for so long that they may reject this argument out of hand. I ask you to keep an open mind and not let preconceived notions influence your opinion. I ask you to turn to the Scriptures to verify what I write here and ask the Holy Spirit, who alone can teach truth, if what I am saying is truth. I ask you to be like the Bereans who searched the Scriptures daily to see if things were so (Acts 17:11).

1. Universal Salvation Passages in the Bible.

There are dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of passages in the Bible that tell us that all will be saved. Please read these passages without any doctrines or dogmas in mind to filter them through. What is the plain common-sense meaning of them? First of all, there are numerous passages that say that God will save all, reconcile all, restore all, have mercy on all, gather all into Christ, and make all alive in Christ: "We trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe" (1 Tim. 4:10). "And by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross" (Col 1:20). "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive " (1 Cor. 15:22). "That He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21). "That in the dispensation of the fullness of time He may gather together in one all things in Christ " (Eph. 1:10). "Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11). "For God has committed all to disobedience that He might have mercy on all " (Rom. 11:32). "And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, shall draw all unto Myself" (John 12:32). "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all " (1 Tim 2:3-6, KJV). See also Phil. 3:21; Rom. 5:18-19; 11:36; 1 Cor. 15:28; Titus 2:11; Acts 2:17; Rev. 21:5.

Then there are a large number of verses that say that Jesus is the Savior of the world, died for the world, reconciled the world, and took away the sins of the world. "And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world " (1 John 4:14). "For we ourselves have heard Him, and we know that this indeed is the Christ, the Savior of the world " (John 4:42). "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him should be saved " (John 3:17). "And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world " (1 John 2:2). "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world " (John 1:29). "We judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died. And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves but for Him who died for them and rose again" (2 Cor 5:14-15). "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them" (2 Cor 5:19). "The bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world " (John 6:51).

Furthermore, a time of universal worship of God and Christ is foretold in the Bible: "At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Phil. 2:10-11). Keep in mind that the Bible also declares that "no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor. 12:3). "I have sworn by Myself; the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall take an oath, and say, surely in the Lord I have righteousness and strength" (Isa. 45:23-24). "And every creature which is in heaven and on earth and under the earth I heard saying, Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb forever" (Rev. 5:13). See also Rom. 14:11.

The Bible says that God is good to all, loves His enemies, and His anger does not last forever! "The Lord is good to all. His tender mercies are over all His works " (Psa 145:9). "You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing " (Psa 145:16). "For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry " (Isa 57:16). "He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy" (Mic 7:18). "For the Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies" (Lam. 3:31-32). "His mercy endures forever " (Psa. 118:1; repeated throughout the psalms). "He is kind to the unthankful and evil" (Luke 6:35). "He makes His sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust" (Matt. 5:45). God is love ... love does no ill to its neighbor ... love never fails (1 John 4:8; Rom. 13:10; 1Cor 13:8). Mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).

There are also many verses that declare that God will release all of creation from the curse of sin and death, and that death and hell will no longer exist. "For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope, because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God" (Rom 8:20-21). "He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces " (Isa 25:8). "The last enemy that will be abolished is death" (1 Cor. 15:26). "I will redeem them from death. O death, I will be your plagues, O sheol (hell), I will be your destruction" (Hos. 13:14). "Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your sting? O hades (hell or grave) where is your victory?" (1 Cor. 15:54-55). "And there shall be no more curse " (Rev. 22:3). "Behold I make all things new " (Rev. 21:5).

Now many of these verses you can explain away if you really want to. For instance, you can say that although Jesus is called Savior of the world and His mission was to save the world, he didn't actually save the whole world but just offered to save it. Or you can say that God will force all men to worship Him right before He throws them into hell forever. But this is really twisting the normal sense of these verses around. There are, however, several passages in which the meaning is so plain that I believe no one can seriously deny that they teach universal salvation. Let us consider Col. 1:15-20. If you read this passage carefully you'll see that it says that all things were created by Jesus, all things were created for Him and through Him (v 16), that He existed before all things and holds all things together (v 17), and that He has preeminence over all things (v 18). No Christian denies that each time "all things" is mentioned in this passage it is all-inclusive. It includes everything ever made or that ever existed. But then in verse 20 where it says that He reconciled all things by the blood of His cross, suddenly they say it doesn't really mean "all things," but "all who accept Him." Another passage to consider is 1 Cor. 15:22-28. "For AS in Adam all die ..." (v 22a). Everyone accepts that Paul is talking about the entire human race here. We are all in Adam. It is obvious that we all die. The verse continues, "EVEN SO in Christ shall all be made alive" (v 22b). The same "all" that die in Adam (which of course is the whole human race) are made alive in Christ.

But when does this happen? The passage continues, "But each man in his own order." Some now and some in later ages. Please carefully read the marvelous passage, 1 Cor 15:22-28. It ends with God being all in all. One more clincher passage is Rom. 5:12-21. We read in verse 18, "Therefore, AS through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation ..." (v 18a). One man, Adam, sinned and brought death and judgment and condemnation to all men, the whole race. That's bad, but here comes the good news: "EVEN SO through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life" (v 18b). One man, Jesus, by His righteous act, His death on the cross, undid all the damage that Adam did! Adam spread death and sin to the whole race, and Jesus spreads justification of life to the same race, the same all men. How plain can this be? Those who argue for a partial salvation of the race not only deny the plain meaning of this verse, but they say that Adam was more powerful than Jesus. They say Adam could spread sin and death to all men, but Jesus could only bring some men out of it.

2. Eternal or Age-lasting Punishment?

According to the Bible Jesus is the only name in heaven and earth by which a man may be saved (Acts 4:12). No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). What does God do with sinners who die having never accepted Jesus in this life? As we have seen there is much support for universal salvation in the Bible, but believers in eternal punishment can point to about a dozen verses to support their claim of never-ending punishment (Dan. 12:2; Matt. 12:32; 18:8; 25:41, 46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thess 1:9; Heb. 6:2; 2 Pet. 2:17; Jude 7, 13; Rev. 14:11; 19:3; 20:10). Obviously both sides can't be right. God says He is not the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33), so if the Bible is His inspired book there must be an answer to the contradiction.

Now if such an awful fate as eternal punishment is revealed by God in the Bible we should expect that He would warn us of it right at the beginning and that just about every page would repeat it. We should also expect that He would use language that left no doubt about the eternity of the punishment. God always sent prophets to warn His people of any impending danger, and what danger can be compared to that of suffering eternal torment? But the facts are that eternal punishment is not even mentioned until the book of Daniel, nearly two-thirds of the way through the Bible. And in the relatively few verses that do mention eternal punishment the words that are translated "eternal" are words that are used over and over in the Bible to describe things that have come to an end. In the vast majority of cases these words describe limited time periods. These are simple facts that anyone can verify.

Let us start with the Old Testament. When our Bibles say that something is "forever" or "eternal" or "everlasting" in the Old Testament, the word that the Hebrew writers used was "olam" (Strong's #5769). If we trace the Bible's usage of this word we will see that it does not really mean forever. Jonah wrote about his time in the great fish, "The earth with her bars closed behind me forever (olam)" (Jonah 2:6). Yet he was only there for three days (Jonah 1:17). When a Hebrew slave loved his master he would have his ear bored with an awl and would then "serve him forever (olam)" (Exod. 21:6). Of course this could only mean for the rest of his life. God said about Solomon's temple that He would put His name there forever (olam) (1 Kin 9:3), but this temple burned to the ground 400 years later. Israel was not allowed to let a Moabite or Ammonite into the congregation forever (olam) (Deut. 23:3), but in the same verse this is explained to mean "for ten generations." Isaiah wrote that certain places in Israel shall become desolate forever (olam) (Isa 32:14), but the next verse says, ? until the Spirit is poured out from on high and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field.? The Levitical priesthood was said to be an eternal (olam) priesthood (Ex 40:15), but the Bible then tells us that it was superceded by the Melchizedek priesthood (Heb 7:11-18). The Sinai covenant was called an everlasting (olam) covenant (Lev 24:8), but the New Testament says it is obsolete and ready to vanish away (Heb 8:13). Sabbaths and ritual sacrifices were to be observed as a statute forever (olam) (Lev. 6:18; 16:31; 2 Chr. 2:4; Exod. 31:16-17), but then we read that they were but? fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation? (Heb. 9:10). So when we read in Dan. 12:2 that "some shall rise to shame and everlasting (olam) contempt," never-ending punishment is not what is being taught. God will punish until His people are corrected and repent. The word "olam" should be translated "indefinitely" or "age-lasting." This would clear up many contradictions in our English Language Bibles.

Now let us turn to the New Testament where most of the so-called eternal punishment verses are located. We have about a dozen references to eternal punishment here. For instance, we are told that some shall go to the "everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matt. 25:41), some shall go to "eternal punishment" (Matt. 25:46) or suffer "eternal destruction" (2 Thess 1:9) or go into the lake of fire "forever and ever" (Rev. 20:10). In all of these dozen or so verses the length of the punishment is described by the Greek word "aion" (Strongs #165) or its adjective form "aionios" (#166). These words are used over and over again in the New Testament to describe limited time periods. Again, it is very easy to prove this by tracing their usage with a concordance. But first let me point out that we get our English word "eon" from the Greek "aion." An eon is an age, a long but limited period of time. Now the word "aion" is translated as "age" (sometimes as "world") in dozens of passages in most Bibles. Here are some examples: "I am with you even to the end of the age (aion)" (Matt. 28:20), "the harvest is the end of the age (aion)" (Matt. 13:39), "the god of this age (aion) has blinded .." (2 Cor. 4:4), "the mystery that has been hidden from ages (aions) and generations" (Col. 1:26), "in the ages (aions) to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace" (Eph. 2:7), "might deliver us from this present evil age (aion)" (Gal. 1:4), "by whom also He made the ages (aions)" (Heb. 1:2). Now try putting the sense of eternity into these verses and see how ridiculous it is: "the harvest is the end of the eternity ," "the god of this eternity ," "the mystery hidden from eternities and generations," "in the eternities to come ," "from this present evil eternity ," etc. And yet this is the very same word on which the doctrine of eternal punishment stands!

The words "olam" and "aion" have precisely the same meaning. They mean indefinite time , not never-ending time . They should be consistently translated as "age" or "age-lasting." The wicked are thrown into an age-lasting fire. The lake of fire lasts for an age of ages, not forever and ever. The phrase "forever and ever" is nonsense. What is the need for the second "ever" if the first one means never-ending? It's like saying, "forever plus a day." The proper translation is "for an age of ages" or "to the age of the age." This describes a long but not infinite amount of time. The Bible is remarkably consistent in the original Hebrew and Greek languages in which it was written. In Matt. 25:46 the word translated "punishment" is "kolasis" in the Greek and means "to reform by pruning or chastising." Some go away not to "everlasting punishment" but to "age-lasting chastisement." God's punishments are not meaningless and vindictive, but fatherly punishments that correct sinners and bring about righteousness. [Note: Matt. 25:46 is translated in the following way in these Bibles: "these shall go away to punishment age-during" (Young's Literal Translation), "these shall go away into the Punishment of the Ages" (Weymouth's NT), "these shall be coming away into chastening eonian" (Concordant Literal Version), "these shall go away into age-abiding correction (Rotherham's Emphasized Bible), "these last will go away into aeonian punishment" (20th Cent. NT).]

3. Questions

Q. Doesn't the Bible say that hell is a place of eternal punishment?


A. No. There were four words that were translated "hell" in the King James Bible. The Hebrew word "sheol," used in the Old Testament, merely describes the state of the dead without regard to reward or punishment. Jacob, declared a saint in the Bible, said he would go there (Gen. 37:35), Job asked that he might go there to escape his sufferings (Job 14:13), God says He brings down to sheol and raises up again (1 Sam. 2:6), and Hos. 13:14 says that sheol will be destroyed. Clearly the word "sheol" does not support the idea of a place of eternal punishment. The greek word "hades" is the exact equivalent of sheol. It is used only 11 times in the New Testament and always as the realm of the dead. It is sometimes seen as a place of punishment such as in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, but it is never said to be eternal. Hades gets thrown into the lake of fire which is called the second death (Rev. 20:14). This is precisely how death and hell are destroyed. The purpose of the lake of fire is to purify sinners. Christians are to rejoice in fiery trials because fire purifies (1 Pet. 4:12-13). Fire destroys sin and death and is therefore called the second death (the death of death). We are going through our second death now by submitting to trials and sufferings. Death is dying in us. By death God destroys him who has the power of death (Heb. 2:14). Who is to say that those who missed out on salvation by grace in this life cannot still be purified by God's fires in the life beyond? The two other words that are translated hell are the Greek words "Gehenna" and "Tartatus." Gehenna is actually a place on earth, the Valley of Hinnom, which was the garbage dump of Jerusalem in Jesus' day. And Tartarus is used only once (2 Pet. 2:4) as the prison house of angels who are reserved until judgment. None of this supports hell as being a place of eternal punishment.

Q. What about unquenchable fire and the worm that never dies?


A. The phrase "unquenchable fire" just means fire that will not go out until it has accomplished its purpose. The ancient Greeks always used it this way, and so does the Bible. For instance, Jeremiah prophesied that an unquenchable fire would destroy Jerusalem (Jer. 7:20; 17:27). He was right. Jerusalem burned to the ground, but it is not still burning today. When Jesus and John the Baptist warned the people about an unquenchable fire that was coming, they were saying that there is a judgment coming that you won't be able to stop once it starts. They weren't saying it would last for all eternity. Same with the worm that never dies. Gehenna, the Valley of Hinnom, bred worms continually from generation to generation because of all the foul things thrown in there. While there was anything foul to consume there would be worms. And while there is anything foul in our hearts, God has his "fire" and "worms" to destroy it. It doesn't mean that a worm will eat you for all eternity.

Q. Does this mean even Hitler will be saved?


A. Yes, eventually! But God is not mocked. He judges according to our deeds. Hitler murdered millions and so his punishment will fit his crimes. God will give the perfect punishment. Perhaps vast ages will expire before he is released, but even he will one day realize that he blew it by serving bigotry and hatred instead of the one true God Who is love. Like Jonah he will cry from the depths of sheol (Jon. 2:2) and be heard.

Q. If everyone gets saved in the end, why should I bother to be good? Why should I bother to pray or preach the gospel?

A. If you need the threat of hell to make you good, then your love for God is lacking something. You are serving Him out of fear only. And the Bible tells us that our prayers and our preaching are the means by which people are saved. Paul says that God will have all men be saved, therefore pray for all men (1 Tim. 2:1-4). He says God is reconciling the world, therefore be an ambassador of Christ, preaching and living the gospel (2 Cor. 5:19-20). God will save the world and He will use His people to do it. If we don't pray, God will raise up another generation of saints who will.

Q. Who else believed in universal salvation?


A. Most of the fathers of the early church clearly stated their belief in the salvation of all men. This includes Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Theophilus, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory Nazianzus, Didymus, Chrysostom, Eusebius, and Ambrose. These men read the Scriptures in the original Hebrew and Greek languages. Gregory of Nyssa presided over the Nicene council and was one of the most respected leaders of the early Church. The early Church fathers documented every known heresy of their times, but universal salvation was never listed among them. Augustine advocated eternal punishment but admitted in his writings that the majority in the Church at that time believed in the end of all punishments (see Enchirid. ad Laurent. c. 29). Augustine didn't understand Greek and read the Scriptures in Latin. In modern times many great minds such as William Law, Henry Ward Beecher, George MacDonald, William Barclay, and Hannah Whitall Smith believed it. Hundreds of ministries today preach it.

Q. How does belief in the salvation of all affect one's faith in God?

A. We become like whatever we worship. If we worship a God who tortures His enemies unmercifully forever, we become unloving towards others. If we believe God loves even the worst of men, we will begin to love them too. Knowing God's goodness also causes us to relax and enjoy God and give ourselves into His hands without reservations. He is not going to torture our unbelieving loved ones in a never-ending torture pit. No matter how many hell-fire and damnation preachers tell me that I will never believe it. I have His book and His Spirit. I know Him. He really is love. He really is a loving Father. He is wise, powerful, and good. He will do good to all His creatures. Praise to His holy name! (end quote)

-Under the light of truth-

I would like to change gears here a bit to shine a bright light upon The Babylon of confusion, the counterfeit Christian church, the orthodox Christian church, this worlds Christian religious practices and teachings, all being one and the same. We will look closely at their accepting of custom, ritual and tradition of past pagan societies along with their following after how other nations served their gods, in place of the truth of God. I believe if we are honest with ourselves, we should be able to begin to understand the actual truth of God as recorded in His Word. Let’s start by reminding ourselves what God has to say about our service and worship of Him. Exodus 34: 14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 20:3 Hosea takes this metaphor and makes it positive, as He compares God's relationship with Israel in the imagery of a marriage. The basis is love. "Jealousy" is a way to describe the love that a husband has for a wife who is unfaithful. This jealousy is one that hurts because of the unfaithfulness of the wife (Israel) in a relationship in which she had pledged herself to her husband who had loved and cared for her (God). So when biblical writers apply this term to God, they are affirming that He, as Creator and Deliverer, is the only God worthy of our worship. Deuteronomy 6:14 - 16 …"You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you, for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth. "You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.… Certainly we learn from Scripture that there is such a thing as a godly jealousy. We find the Apostle Paul declaring to the Corinthian Church, "I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ." He had an earnest, cautious, anxious concern for their holiness, that the Lord Jesus might be honored in their lives. Let it be remembered then, that jealousy, like anger, is not evil in itself, or it could never be ascribed to God; his jealousy is ever a pure and holy flame.

-Profaning the name of God-

Lev 22: 32 Do not bring shame on my holy name, for I will display my holiness among the people of Israel. I am the LORD who makes you holy. Exodus 20:7, Deuteronomy 5:11 – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Using the name of the Lord in vain is a serious matter. It damages His reputation and character through false and unsure claims. I am in the process here of pointing out the way in which counterfeit Christianity, for the most part one and all, has been and continue to be involved in using the name of God in vain. But first to help us in our understanding we have this analogy from the internet:

When my mother married my father, in Germany back in the 1940's after World War Two, she took my father's name. At that time, in their culture, that was traditional. She forsook her parent's name, and took her husband's name. The taking of the new name, reflected a change in life, and change in status and a change in priorities. She was no longer a single woman, she was married. She no longer dated men, she was mated to one. She no longer was a young woman; she was a changed woman. She was now responsible for a family and a relationship that would last over 50 years (so far!). If her lifestyle did not change from that day forward, she would have been ostracized by her community. Few, if any, cultures or societies encourage their married women to live in the same way after the marriage as they did before they married. In other words, if my mother had taken my father's name, but not changed her lifestyle, she would have taken my father's name "in-vain". She would have had a ceremony, but not a new life, and boy would my father have been . . . upset, to put it mildly.

If you take the name of God, at a ceremony, and tell the world that you are now part of the 'bride of Christ' as the church is called, yet you do not live like a 'bride of Christ', you have taken His name in vain, and you will not be considered guiltless. Live with Jesus as if you are committed to Him for life, not as if He is a friend. A spouse is supposed to be an intimate friend, companion, confidant, friend and a lifetime commitment. To treat Jesus as anything less than that, is to take His name in vain. Now that you have read this, if you understand it, then you will understand the difference between someone being a "Christian" and merely being a "Churchian". A "Churchian" is someone that has a relationship with a local church (which is a good thing to have, by the way!) or knows what a church wants from its members. In either case, they have a "relationship" with a "church", with a group of people. Another way to put it, is from the slogan ... "Churchianity is not Christianity". Thank you for your time in reading and pondering this article! (end quote)

-How has churchianity taken the name of God in vain?

I am glad you asked! We should be able at this point to recognize now the use of the name of God in vain while it is being attached too vile, sadistic pagan practices of days, times and seasons of long past centuries of antiquity. The pagans worshipped and served their mythical god Baal, known by other names as well. The sun god known too as Saturn, dependent upon the region in which they lived. Each year they had a celebration that lasted for several days and culminated around the 25th of December as the days became longer and the sun was returning back too warm the ground for the spring planting of crops. They had over the years through custom, ritual and tradition, looked to their sun god Saturn to shine on their fields for a good fall harvest for their survival. The name of the celebration was Saturnalia that had all sorts of ungodly activity going on through the week. With drunkenness, debauchery of every nature, lawlessness, rape and plunder with impunity. Laws were being set aside to encourage and promote the worst that carnal, human nature was able to come up with. Temple prostitutes for example were on site in their religious worship service, to engage any male in so wishing to participate in their sexual orgies. Babies being born and coming into life on earth through these godless, detestable practices, would often be used in following years as an acceptable sacrifice to their sun god Saturn. Burned alive to coax their god back in the spring time for a good planting season, then later fall harvest. There is a lot more on this subject that anyone can seek and research out for themselves. I will just be skimming the surface here to bring you the main point.

-Burning their little children alive in the fire-

At these detestable, filthy, rank and ungodly celebrations, a feature attraction to please their sun god and bring him back in the spring, was to heat an iron image of him to red hot as they placed their own little children alive in his outstretched, cradled arms to be burned alive in sacrifice to their god. While the attending priests beat loudly on drums to keep the blood curdling screams of pain and anguish away from their father’s ears. The point is, does it make any difference to God? I’ll let God answer that question Himself. Matthew 15:9 (NLT) Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'" Mark 7:7 (KJV) They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.' We continue on now with the grizzly business of the people of God burning their little children alive in fire to their sun god Saturn. As we get all gussied up with our finest clothing of dress on this year and head out the door to our own celebration of Easter sunrise service, that which originally was called Saturnalia, it might do us well to reflect upon how we have let Satan and his ministers lead us so far off the path of righteousness into that which in fact and in truth is following after custom, ritual and the traditions of men. No matter how much good we may have done in our religious walk, we need to know what the eventual outcome of neglecting God and refusing to believe His Word will lead to. Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ (this may very well all be true) 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’



-Child Sacrifice-

Notice this horrible practice associated with the worship of the fire god (Nimrod, Saturn, Kronos, Molech and Baal) in the following quote from The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop, page 231: “Now, this is in exact accordance with the character of the Great Head of the system of fire-worship. Nimrod, as the representative of the devouring fire to which human victims, and especially children, were offered in sacrifice, was regarded as the great child-devourer…he was, of course, the actual father of all the Babylonian gods; and, therefore, in that character he was afterwards universally regarded. As the Father of the gods, he was, as we have seen, called Kronos; and everyone knows that the classical story of Kronos was just this, that, ‘he devoured his sons as soon as they were born.’ (Lempriere Classical Dictionary, ‘Saturn.’) …This legend has a further and deeper meaning; but, as applied to Nimrod, or ‘The Horned One,’ it just refers to the fact, that, as the representative of Moloch or Baal, infants were the most acceptable offerings at his altar.

We have ample and melancholy evidence on this subject from the records of antiquity. ‘The Phoenicians,’ says Eusebius, ‘every year sacrificed their beloved and only-begotten children to Kronos or Saturn.’” But why was human sacrifice such a key to the worship of this terrible god? What possible good could human beings think they saw in slaughtering their own children? Continuing: “…he who approached the fire would receive a light from divinity” and “through divine fire all the stains produced by generations could be purged away.” Therefore, “children were made to pass through the fire unto Molech” (Jer. 32:35). As incredible as it seems, deceived human beings actually believed they were pleasing their “god” by sacrificing their own innocent little children to him. They believed fire purified them from original sin. The pagan doctrine of spending time in purgatory (where have you heard this terminology before?) to purge the soul from all sin derives from this belief!

-Burned to Molech-

Let’s see how God’s people, Israel, worshipped Baal/Molech once they had departed from the true God: “And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into My mind, that they should do this abomination…” (Jer. 32:35). Notice that God Himself says that such horrible abominations never even entered His mind: “They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spoke it, neither came it into My mind: Therefore, behold, the days come, says the Lord, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter” (Jer. 19:5). Verse 6 ties the valley of Tophet or Hinnom to this practice. Jeremiah 7:31 connects Tophet and Hinnom to child sacrifice. Tophet means “the drum.” Drums were played to drown the screams of victims in the flames. Notice this quote from Paradise Lost, by John Milton, about the terrible god Molech: “First Moloch, horrid king besmear’d with blood of human sacrifice, and parent’s tears, Though, for the noise of Drums and Timbrels loud Their children’s cries unheard, that passed through fire to his grim Idol.” Of course, everyone will say that they do not sacrifice their children to Molech today, but read on. In the New Testament, the martyr Stephen was stoned to death, at least partly, because he indicted his listeners for the worship of this evil idol (Acts 7:43).

Part 4

As an ambassador for Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God, I will continue to remind you of such things as Stephen did before being stoned to death for so doing. While the Word of God is plain on how we should avoid learning the way of the heathen and following after how other nations serve their gods, let’s take another look at what more the Word reveals below in Jeremiah 10: 2 - 12

 2 This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.

3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.

4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. ( today we refer to it as a Christmas tree that proudly adorns the homes of most all the counterfeit Christian homes on earth)

5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good."

6 No one is like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.

7 Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.

8 They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols.

9 Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz. What the craftsman and goldsmith have made is then dressed in blue and purple-- all made by skilled workers.

10 But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.

11 "Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.' "

12 But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

-Where is counterfeit Christianity in this?

Now wouldn’t one surmise that a thinking, reasoning person claiming to be Christian would want to distance themselves as far away from these Satan inspired practices of mythical superstition and worship of any of these false gods as possible? Well, NO! They instead jump right in bed with them. Christianity (or maybe more properly termed churchanity) comes on the scene and within their human reasoning devise a plan to bring pagans into their fold. In their hell bent rush of greed, wanting to increase their numbers along with their tithes and offering no doubt. They decide to bring pagans into the church. To do so they will have to make it attractive enough to lure them in and keep them coming. Saturnalia, the worship celebration of their sun god being one of their (the Christians) biggest obstacles to overcome, they find a way to please themselves and the pagans alike. They pick the time and season the pagans have been accustomed to celebrating and worshipping their sun god Baal (or Saturn) for the pagan’s benefit. Then for the Christian fellowship they salve their conscience over by attaching the name of Christ to it, calling it Christ-mass (we can guess where that came from) which was then shortened down to Christmas.

Telling the world, it was the birthday of Jesus Christ they would be celebrating. Never mind if they had to profane and use the name of God in vain to do it. To sweeten the deal for the pagans, they continued to allow and even promote much of the same ungodly and perverted revelry to continue on that the pagans had become accustomed to. Singing naked in the streets was tamed down and called caroling. The pagan worship of trees was satisfied by what we read about earlier in Jeremiah 10: 2 - 12. Mistletoe, the Yule log, the exchanging of presents, Santa Clause and almost everything attached to the Christmas season such as drunkenness, wife swapping, deviltry, and debauchery of every nature came in by way of the pagans. Assuming the pagans would take on the practice they desired by giving them freedom to choose, it backfired, instead the Christians now have taken on the way of the pagan. The truth once delivered has vanished into oblivion. Oblivion = the act or process of dying out; complete annihilation or extinction: So in actual effect, Christianity didn’t eradicate paganism, they adopted it!

-Do we have an example of this?

All one has to do to initiate a controversy with a Christian is to mention the pagan origins of their holy day of Christmas. You will have a fight on your hands in a heartbeat. You have just knocked the nose off of their most favorite idol. They have become accustomed as early as November each year in digging out all of the necessary idols they will need for their (ever so proud) nativity scene that will be set up in their yard, for all passersby to gawk and marvel at. They carefully open the aged container that holds their most treasured possession, as out they bring a discolored and cracked from age plastic doll they have identified as little baby Jesus. Like all other of their idols, it is unable to stand, walk, talk, think, reason or do anything at all, it must be carried where ever it goes. …The Word of God has no effect upon them at all, none what so ever. As they serve their own interests of custom, ritual and tradition. It is what my family has always done, we do it for the kids, the excuses and the justifications abound. Again, never mind what God has to say about it here in Exodus 20: 3"You shall have no other gods before Me. 4"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5"You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, … From here they get right on with the business of teaching endless lies and fables of every nature to their own innocent little children, so the cycle will never end.

-Do you mean that Christians will lie?

I’ll tell you what happens in many homes of so called Christians at Christmas time and let you judge for yourself. Our society steeped in greed and the almighty dollar where the merchants begin playing Christmas music and advertising their wares a month or two in advance to make certain they get their own market share. It becomes one more tool in helping the parents educating their children on into adulthood, about the get principle. Everyone after Christmas asking each other,” what did you get for Christmas” In 82 years of life I have not heard one person ever say, “what did you give for Christmas.” Christmas is a tool of Satan and his ministers to transfer the love, respect, adoration and worship away from God and onto a big fat man in a red suit called Santa Clause, whom himself has god like abilities. He sees you while you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake. He brings you all sorts of presents and good things to eat. This three-hundred-pound fat man is being pulled around the world at warp speed. By eight flying deer hooked to a sled about the size of a Volkswagen that holds enough junk to please and satisfy multiple millions of kids around the world as they awake in the morning. Another miraculous feat happens when this three-hundred-pound fat man stops on your roof and goes down your six-inch chimney. We should hang our collective heads in shame that we ever had the ignorance and boldness to make fun of the American Indian totem poles, medicine men or happy hunting grounds.

It grinds on my nerves during the Christmas season every year to hear and to see advertised on TV the message to put Christ back into Christmas. Christ has never been in Christmas, he isn’t there now and never will be. The decrepit broken down and cracked from age little baby Jesus has no strength, no power, no authority, no anything. But it takes away in the mind of children and adults alike, from the One whom does have all of these attributes. The immortal, spirit, all powerful, all loving, all knowing, all caring, one that lives forever and that we are all to become like within the time frame that God has determined it to be. If this celebration of pagan times and seasons isn’t the Babylon of confusion, what is? The commandment of God, not the suggestion of God for His people can be seen here in Revelation 18: 3"For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality." 4I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.… I came out of her many years ago now, since that time God has been revealing truth to me that I had not known before. Let him/her that have eyes to see with and ears to hear with take note.

-A different kind of child abuse-

The people of God in their ignorance reasoned in their twisted minds, that to sacrifice their sons alive in fire to their pagan god was the right and proper thing to do to please him. During that time frame of human history this was extreme and excruciatingly painful child abuse, almost beyond our comprehension. Yet in reality it would have been over and done with, within a relatively short few seconds or minutes at most. This however is not intended to diminish the brainless or senseless practice of the committing of these horrible and ghastly sins against God and man. Now in our present evil age as referred to in Galatians1: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen. We as the people of God have developed a much more civil and sophisticated form of child abuse that has become socially acceptable to most everyone from sea to shining sea. Putting their perverted spin on it as if it was something wonderful, upright and righteous for the nurturing education of the little ones. Beyond being socially acceptable, one is looked down upon and branded a religious nut case if they fail to jump in knee deep and get all wrapped up in the self-serving greed and party spirit that prevails during the Christmas season. Being looked upon as holding back on the way that God would have it to be.

Our little ones are being felt sorry for if we fail to get into the spirit of deception and Satan inspired fables to be a part of their future lives that will most likely cause them untold misery, emotional and mental pain and anguish in their attempt at trying to keep up with the Jones family in lavishing all sorts of plastic junk upon their own children at this time of year. A big part of it being to serve a guilty conscience for not teaching true values or spending quality time with their own children. Maxing out their high interest rate credit cards that will hold them in financial bondage for the entire year and beyond. Causing family stress, arguments and in many cases self-medicating themselves in order to cope with the results of overextending themselves in financial as well as other areas too.

Children are not brain dead, they are able to pick up on all of the debauchery and deviltry going on at this time of year, not all that much different than the past celebrations of their pagan sun god Saturn. Then this generation passes it all on to the next one. Never giving a serious thought about seeking and searching out the truth of God to pass on to their children. So what counterfeit Christianity has done and is yet involved in, is to substitute a slow, lingering and maybe an even more deadly and damaging form of mental and emotional child abuse in exchange for the quick and physically painful one of the pagan sun god worshippers. Our God whom claims to be the same yesterday, today and forever. Tells us that He changes not. Do we really believe that these ungodly sins against God go unnoticed by Him? That our continuing to follow after that which has not one iota of His truth in it, escapes His careful gaze? Almost everything within the doctrines of the Babylon of confusion have been and remain polluted and void of any godly truth.

Today as I write this letter on the 13th of February, I was in town this morning and stopped to shop a little in a local store. It was filled to overflowing with Valentine’s Day candy, cards and trinkets. They were doing a land office business as folks were snatching and grabbing for their own slice of the happiness promised by a world that has turned their collective backs on the truth of God and instead sucking up the sweet nectar of the pagan originated Valentine’s Day of excesses to please self that come in great abundance. All of which puts a big smile on the face of the merchants whose pockets become filled in the process. There may not be all that much wrong with this scenario, after all who doesn’t like to receive presents of acknowledgment from time to time. But it is what it is my friends, it is a pagan originated day designed to relieve us of our hard earned cash, as it also leads us away from our real God and Father, and drops us on the lap of Satan. I am accustomed to buying my wife of sixty-three years’ flowers, candy, goods, material things of every nature on a regular basis. I don’t need anyone to prompt, coerce, brow beat, or shame me into following after any of these annual pagan originated events, festivals or holidays designed to pick my pockets. God has given me the ability to use my own mind in thinking and reasoning when and how to use my, or I should say, our finances in a proper and timely way. So again! As I said before, there is very little, if anything being taught within the Babylon of confusion to educate their congregations as to the truth of how much of our society has been hooked to and revolves around that which has pagan roots at its core. In a word, the Babylon of confusion in my opinion has not the foggiest notion about what the truth of God, the good news, the gospel of Christ, really is or they would be preaching and teaching it to their people. God has not revealed it to them at this present time.

-One doesn’t know what they don’t know-

Because one doesn’t know the things that they don’t know, many will error in believing that because they have done some wonderful works in this life that it qualifies them to be in the group known as the elect of God, the chosen few! But the many will be turned back for the following reasons. Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one (notice here it deals with one, not a group) who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many (notice here, it is the many) will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ The many will seek to enter in but have fallen short of being saved at that time for whatever reason that Christ has beforehand determined. Be it unbelief, having not done the will of the Father, a false understanding, worship of other gods, not believing He was and is whom He claimed to be, or something else that we may not be intended to know. God works all things after the counsel of His own will. Luke 13:23-24 and 28, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able ... There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” Still alive in the flesh on earth, but required to wait until the great white throne judgment and the consuming (literal) fire of God to be purged of all unrighteousness before then entering into the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ cannot and will not allow anyone into the kingdom of God whom reasons they have earned it themselves. This would be salvation by works instead of by the only way that mankind will ever be able to enter into the kingdom of God, and that being through and by the saving grace of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The One of more value than all of humanity combined. Those speaking in Matthew 7 did let their mouth reveal the content of their heart. Luke 6:45 "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. They reasoned they had worked hard for their salvation, they had it coming, they earned it, they were entitled to it and they expected it there and then. This has to be talking about the first resurrection at the return of Christ, while He was gathering His elect from the four corners of heaven and the earth. Those speaking there will most likely be those yet alive in their physical bodies here on earth. Matthew 24:31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Mark 13:27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

This number will include all of those down through the pages of time that Christ has chosen from the many being called, to the few He has chosen to become His elect. To those long before having died in the faith, believing he (Christ) was whom He claimed to be, that He indeed was the Savior of all humanity. Along with all of those still remaining alive and believing the same as well, at His return. Those told to depart from Him, not believing He was whom He claimed to be, will come up in the 2nd resurrection, known as well as the great white throne judgment. Where all whom have ever lived on this earth will be saved and brought into the kingdom of God. By the process of correction that God planned out and put into effect before the world began. Being saved, not destroyed by the consuming fire of God. That is what the Word of God is teaching me and I accept it and believe that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be, The Savior of all mankind and in truth and in fact all of His creation. None to be excluded, not a single one. To do otherwise would identify Him as being a partial or almost Savior. One that could not do the job His Father had given Him to do. Most of Christendom, (churchanity) cannot accept nor believe this, simply because they do not know what they do not know. God is not revealing it to them at this time.

-How many Christian churches/denominations are there?

This from Wikipedia: A Christian denomination is an identifiable religious body under a common name, structure, and doctrine within Christianity.[1] Divisions between one group and another are defined by doctrine and church authority. Issues such as the nature of Jesus, the authority of apostolic succession, eschatology, and papal primacy often separate one denomination from another. Some groups included on this list do not consider themselves a denomination. For example, the Catholic Church considers itself the one true church and the Apostolic See, and as pre-denominational.[2] The Orthodox Church also considers itself the original Church, and pre-denominational. Other groups that are viewed by non-adherents as denominational are highly decentralized and do not have any formal denominational structure, authority, or record-keeping beyond the local congregation; several groups within Restoration Movement fall into this category. Some groups are large (e.g. Catholics, Orthodox, Lutherans, Anglicans or Baptists), while others are just a few small churches, and in most cases the relative size is not evident in this list.

Modern movements such as Fundamentalist Christianity, Pietism, Evangelicalism, Pentecostalism and the Holiness movement sometimes cross denominational lines, or in some cases create new denominations out of two or more continuing groups (as is the case for many United and uniting churches, for example). Such subtleties and complexities are not clearly depicted here. Between denominations, theologians, and comparative religionists there are considerable disagreements about which groups can be properly called Christian, disagreements arising primarily from doctrinal differences between groups. For the purpose of simplicity, this list is intended to reflect the self-understanding of each denomination. Explanations of different opinions concerning their status as Christian denominations can be found at their respective articles. There is no official recognition in most parts of the world for religious bodies, and there is no official clearinghouse which could determine the status or respectability of religious bodies.



Often there is considerable disagreement between various churches about whether other churches should be labeled with pejorative terms such as "cult", or about whether this or that group enjoys some measure of respectability. Such considerations often vary from place to place, where one religious group may enjoy majority status in one region, but be widely regarded as a "dangerous cult" in another part of the world. Inclusion on this list does not indicate any judgment about the size, importance, or character of a group or its members.

Note: This is not a complete list, but aims to provide a comprehensible overview of the diversity among denominations of Christianity. As there are reported to be approximately 41,000 Christian denominations (figure includes overlap between countries),[3] many of which cannot be verified to be significant, only those denominations with Wikipedia articles will be listed in order to ensure that all entries on this list are notable and verifiable. (end quote)

-A fly in the ointment-

We notice above a reported 41,000 Christian denominations. Also being stated as not a complete list. I personally believe there are many times more than this number. For this piece however we will stick with the 41,000. So out there in the no man’s land of the Babylon of confusion, we have 41,000 churches and/or denominations all believing and teaching others to believe a different understanding of the truth of God. Most all as well believing they are the one true church and will be quick to let one know it, either in words, attitude or by body language. What we have here can be described as “A fly in the ointment”. Or as the Chinese couple that had born to them a boy that wasn’t quite right, so they named him, Sum-Ting-Wong. Sum-Ting-Wong with this picture, how can there be 41,000 different understandings of the truth of God and all of them be true? It cannot happen! As far as that goes, are any of them believing and teaching the truth of God? In most cases that I have researched out, the answer is a resounding NO! Instead they teach after custom, ritual and tradition. That which has been handed down from those before them. As the scripture states it here in Matthew 15: 8 These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. 9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

Mark 7:7 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'


Colossians 2:22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.

Some or all of these churches and/or denominations and splinter groups may be believing and teaching some things about God and Christ and a measure of the truth in some areas, but come up short when it comes to believing and teaching that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be, the Savior of all of mankind.

Christ does not leave us in the dark on this matter, He tells us the final outcome if we fail to believe whom He tells us He is. "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."( John 8:23-24) That is plain talking, easy to understand language, He could hardly get more clear on this one. The fact according to the Word of God is, His people refuse to believe Him. Here below are a few scriptures explaining it out to all. (I feel I have to pause here again to remind everyone that may be digging their heels in against the messenger, as their counter parts did to Jesus Christ for bringing the truth to the people of God two thousand years ago. I am just the messenger folks, if you don’t like what I am saying, blame Christ again, these are His inspired words, not mine.)

(John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned (judged) already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

(1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. Not believing that Christ is whom He claims to be makes God to be a liar.

(John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

(John 16: 9) (NLT) The worlds sin is unbelief in me.

(Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

(John 7:2-5) “But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, ‘You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.’ For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

John 5:24 ESV Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

(John 5:38) And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

The reason then that the Babylon of confusion (Christianity) does not have His Word abiding in them, is because they believe not. God is not a respecter of persons, what He has done for one, He will do for all. However, it will be each in their own time frame determined by God Himself. It’s not by anything we can do, Christ has already done it all for us. All of mankind will in their turn be washed clean and inherit eternal life. None of us can be good enough to save ourselves, nor bad enough that God cannot or will not. It just requires that we not make God a liar through disbelief of His Word. We will all have been washed clean and spotless by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Christ will not lose one the Father has given him. And God has given all things into the hand of Christ. (John 3:35) The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.

While most all of Christendom continue to refuse to believe the Word and way of God, it doesn’t stop or slow them down even a second, from believing, teaching, celebrating with great gusto and going after the custom, ritual and traditions of men. Waiting in anxious anticipation for the next pagan originated time, season, or celebration contrary to the Word and way of God. The two most notable I have already addressed earlier in this written piece. They being the pagan originated seasons of Christmas and Easter. Along with them I would like to list down a few more again here that are nothing more than Satan inspired Christian teachings that have nothing at all to do with the truth of God. Yet, are being taught as the truth of God.

Christmas: (Reasoning it’s for the kids or we’re not worshiping anything, we’re just having fun, God doesn’t mind at all, in fact He is pleased that we are celebrating the birthday of His Son. Never mind the fact that it is not His birthday at all, and God has never authorized or commanded that day to be celebrated in the first place. That by doing so we have profaned and taken the name of God in vain) Bringing to mind… Mark 7:7 In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Easter: (Same as above) Mark 7:7 I draw from the following piece on exposing Easter as it really is, from the website of:

I realize the following piece is well written out with the scriptural connection supplied. It is written in a matter of fact way that doesn’t offend. It coincides with most all I have ever searched out before on the origins of Easter and I believe it is something that all claiming status as Christians need to be aware of. It is important that we understand the difference between the custom, ritual and traditions of men, as opposed to the truth of God. Understanding these things makes it crystal clear to me why it is that God says,

in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Mark 7: 7 and Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Again in Matthew 15:9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'" What are we to do one may ask. To answer that question, we should let God respond to it, here in Revelation 18: 3"For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality." 4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.… So it then becomes very clear if we consider ourselves to be the people of God. We are to come out and away from her (the Babylon of confusion) and not be part and parcel of her corrupt, ungodly and evil to the core celebrations. Unless of course we prepare ourselves to hear the answer we may have to listen to in the future as seen here in Matthew 7: …21"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'

23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

-The origin of Easter-

Easter: (Same as above) Mark 7:7 I draw from the following piece on exposing Easter as it really is, from the website of:

Hebrew Roots/Neglected Commandments/Idolatry/Easter: Easter is an event that is honored by nearly all of contemporary Christianity as the resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. This tradition is so well established that it is believed to have begun with the resurrection of our Saviour and instituted by His apostles in the first century in commemoration of that event. However, the celebration of Easter has a long history going back to the time after the Flood. Ham, the grandson of Noah had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son and named him "Nimrod." After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King. The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10. Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. They developed what became the mystery religion of Babylon.

-The Mystery Religion-

Nimrod was killed because of his violence and iniquity against the true and living God and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. His wife/mother told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god. Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28-day cycle and ovulated when full and that she had come down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River at sunrise at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox, on a Sunday. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter" referred to as Ashtoreth in scripture, and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg." One of her titles was the Queen of Heaven, and two of her fertility symbols were the rabbit and the egg. She soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal (the ascended Nimrod) that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshipers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.

Ishtar, who was now worshiped as the "Mother of God and the Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion. The queen told the worshipers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. She also proclaimed a forty-day period of time of sorrow for each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten - this is what became known as Lent" in Roman Catholic tradition. Worshipers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the "Tau" (a cross) in front of their hearts as they worshiped. They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a "T" or a cross, on the top. Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.

Ishtar, (Semiramis, widow of Nimrod, mother of Tammuz) came to be represented as the bare breasted pagan fertility goddess of the east. The original pagan festival of "Easter" was a sex orgy that celebrated the return of life via the fertility of Ishtar's conception of Tammuz. Worshipers of the Babylonian religion celebrated the conception of Tammuz on the first Sunday after the Full Moon that followed the Spring Equinox. They celebrated it by baking cakes to Ishtar, getting drunk, engaging in sex orgies and prostitution in the temple of Ishtar. Women were required to celebrate the conception of Tammuz by lying down in the temple and having sex with whoever entered. The man was required to leave her money. Babies were sacrificed in the honor of these pagan gods and their blood was consumed by the worshipers. The priest of Easter would sacrifice infants (human babies) and take the eggs of Easter/Ishtar, as symbols of fertility, and die them in the blood of the sacrificed infants (human babies). The Easter eggs would hatch on December 25th (nine months later), the same day her son Tammuz the reincarnate sun-god would be born.

This is where the practice of coloring "Easter eggs" came from. Many babies would be born around Dec 25 from the sex orgies that began on the feast of Ishtar in the Spring and many of these babies would be sacrificed the following Easter/Ishtar feast. It was also common for pagans to bake cakes to offer to her (the Queen of heaven) on the Friday before the Easter festival. This is where we gained the custom of 'hot cross buns', with the “cross” symbol indicating the female (the Babylonian symbol for the “female” was, and is, a circle with a crux/cross beneath). The cross also indicated the Equinox, when the Earth’s orbit “crossed” the celestial equator. Jeremiah spoke against this practice and pronounced God's judgment against them for these practices (Jeremiah 7:17-19; 44:19-29). Ezekiel also speaks against the celebration of the rites of Ishtar which were taking place in the temple and the weeping for Tammuz (Ezek. 8:14) refers to the mourning process of the death/resurrection symbolism of Easter, Ishtar weeping for the death of her son Tammuz which the women were obliged to emulate. The fertility rites were extended to agricultural processes and to ensure a prosperous growing season, Pagans rolled eggs decorated with the bright colors of Spring in their fields, hoping to imbue fertility. These eggs were then hidden from “evil spirits” in rabbits’ nests, another symbol of fertility. The Easter or Ishtar symbolism of the Sunday resurrection of the spring fertility cult (Easter, the Anglo-Saxon form of Ishtar), is a pagan system of worship that first penetrated Christianity in the second century. The symbolism stems from the death of Tammuz (or Dumuzi) on Friday and his resurrection on Sunday. This mirrors the grain and new shoot symbolism of the corn harvest which occurred at this time of the year. The 40 days of Lent were picked as one day for each year of his life since he died at age 40. The rest of the traditions of Easter were "Christianized" into the story of the death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah.

-A second account from the internet-

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The name “Easter” has its roots in ancient polytheistic religions (paganism). On this, all scholars agree. This name is never used in the original Scriptures, nor is it ever associated biblically with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For these reasons, we prefer to use the term “Resurrection Sunday” rather than “Easter” when referring to the annual Christian remembrance of the resurrection of Christ. Most reference books say that the name “Easter” derived from the Eastre, the Teutonic goddess of Spring. Although this relationship exists, in reality, the origin of the name and the goddess are far more ancient—going all the way back to the Tower of Babel. The origin begins not long after the biblical Flood. The Flood was a divine judgment sent on mankind after evil had become all pervasive, and all people everywhere were totally unresponsive to God. The Bible says that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5, NKJV). It is not difficult to imagine that life must have been almost unbearable at this time in history. God gave humankind a second chance by preserving the righteous man Noah and his family (a total of 8 people). After the Flood, Noah had a talented, but evil, great-grandson named Nimrod (Genesis 10:6-10) who rebelled greatly against God. The Bible says that he was “a mighty one”[1] Jewish tradition indicates that Nimrod was a tyrant “who made all of the people rebellious against God.”[2] It is evident from history that Nimrod was not only a political leader, but also the lead priest of a form of occultic worship.[3]

-King Nimrod, Queen Easter (Ishtar/Semiramis), and Tammuz-

(the “reincarnated” Nimrod)

Nimrod built and organized major cities. The Bible notes that these included Babel, Asshur, Nineveh and Calah (Genesis 10:10-12). If you know anything about ancient history, the mention of these places may send shivers up your spine. For these were cities of great, almost unimaginable practices and perversion. When Nimrod eventually died, the Babylonian religion in which he figured prominently continued on. His wife/queen saw to that. Once he was dead, she deified him as the Sun-god. In various cultures he later became known as Baal, the Great Life Giver, the god of fire, Baalim, Bel, Molech, etc. “Later, when this adulterous and idolatrous woman gave birth to an illegitimate son, she claimed that this son, Tammuz by name, was Nimrod reborn.”[4] Easter/Ishatar “claimed that her son was supernaturally conceived [no human father] and that he was the promised seed, the ‘savior’”—promised by God in Genesis 3:15. “However, not only was the child worshipped, but the woman, the MOTHER, was also worshipped as much (or more) than the son!”[5] Nimrod deified as the god of the sun and father of creation. Easter became the goddess of the moon, fertility, etc. “In the old fables of the Mystery cults, their ‘savior’ Tammuz, was worshipped with various rites at the Spring season. According to the legends, after he was slain [killed by a wild boar], he went into the underworld.

Part 5

But through the weeping of his mother… he mystically revived in the springing forth of the vegetation—in Spring! Each year a spring festival dramatically represented this supposed ‘resurrection’ from the underworld.”[6] Thus, a terrible false religion developed with its sun and moon worship, false priests, astrology, demonic worship, worship of stars associated with their gods, idolatry, mysterious rites, human sacrifice, and more. Frankly, the practices which went on were so horrible that it is not fitting for me to speak of them here.

It was at Nimrod’s city of Babel (Babylon) that a towering structure was first built in defiance of God as part of their Satanic religion. Archaeological evidence indicates that this was a spectacular pyramid-shaped structure (ziggurat). The Bible tells us that at this time there was only one language in the world and that most of the world’s population centered in this area and participated in this religion. It was evident to God that all mankind would soon degenerate into a level of evil that would parallel that of the pre-Flood world. For humanity’s sake, something had to be done to slow and frustrate this organization of an evil one world, tyrannical government. God confused their language, so that they could not understand each other (Genesis 11:7). (This is the ultimate source of the world’s many languages.) As a result, many people moved away from the area in groups according to their particular new language. Most, if not all, of these people carried their evil Sun-God-based religion with them. They continued to worship the stars and practice all the other ungodly rituals of their religion. Some also continued to build pyramids reminiscent of the Tower of Babel as part of this mystery religion.

Today, we can still find remnants of these throughout the world (e.g., Iraq, South America, Central America, Egypt, Burma). Babel was the origin of an idolatrous system that swept the world. The Bible says of her, “Babylon… the nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged” (Jeremiah 51:7). The Bible often speaks of the Satanic religions which came from her. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus “witnessed the Mystery religion and its rites in numerous countries and mentions how Babylon was the primeval source from which ALL systems of idolatry flowed.”[7] Austen Layard said “that we have the united testimony of sacred and profane history that idolatry originated in the area of Babylonia—the most ancient of religious systems.”[8]

Basically, almost every vile, profane and idolatrous practice you can think of originated at Babel with Queen Easter/Ishtar (Semiramis), the Mother Goddess and Nimrod. As the people scattered from Babel with their different languages, they, of course, used different names for Nimrod (Tammuz) and Semiramis. Some called the Mother Goddess “ISHTAR” (originally pronounced “Easter”).[9] In other lands, she was called Eostre, Astarte, Ostera, and Eastre. Other names for Semiramis, the Mother Goddess include: Wife of Baal, Ashtaroth or Ashtoreth, and Queen of Heaven.[10] The Mother goddess was frequently worshipped as the goddess of fertility—and as a sort of Mother Nature and goddess of Spring and sexual love and birth. She was also worshipped as a mediator between god and man. Sexual orgies and temple prostitutes were often used in her worship and in attempting to gain her favor.

-The Easter Rabbit or Hare-

The rabbit is well known as a sexual symbol of fertility. In various parts of the world, religions which developed from Babel also associate the rabbit with periodicity, both human and lunar (Egypt, China, etc.). As you may remember, the Mother Goddess Easter (Semiramis) is associated with the Moon. In other words, the Easter bunny symbolizes the Mother Goddess. Annual Spring time fertility rituals are associated worship of the Mother Goddess and Tammuz, the reincarnation of her husband Nimrod.

-The Easter Egg-

Most children and families who color or hide Easter eggs as part of their Resurrection Sunday tradition have no knowledge of the origin of these traditions. Easter egg activities have become a part of Western culture. Many would be surprised and even dismayed to learn where the traditions originated. “The egg was a sacred symbol among the Babylonians. They believed an old fable about an egg of wondrous size which was supposed to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates River. From this marvelous egg—according to the ancient story—the Goddess Astarte (Easter) [Semiramis], was hatched. And so the egg came to symbolize the Goddess Easter.”[11] The idea of a mystic egg spread from Babylon to many parts of the world.[12] In Rome, the mystic egg preceded processions in honor of the Mother Goddess Roman. The egg was part of the sacred ceremonies of the Mysteries of Bacchus. The Druids used the egg as their sacred emblem. In Northern Europe, China and Japan the eggs were colored for their sacred festivals.[13] The egg was also a symbol of fertility; Easter (Semiramis) was the goddess of Fertility. The Easter egg is a symbol of the pagan Mother Goddess, and it even bears one of her names.

-Summary and Conclusion-

Easter” is simply one of the names of a woman who mightily deceived the world and whose religion has caused untold suffering and misery.[14] She was clearly an enemy of the true God, and her son Tammuz was an anti-Christ, a false messiah that ultimately deceived millions. If you are Christian, it is not difficult to discern the bizarre deception and confusion that Satan has successfully orchestrated. For example, notice the embarrassing irony in these traditions which are practiced innocently by most people. They are repeated year after year, because they have become traditional and their origin is unknown to many.

  • On the day commemorating Christ’s resurrection, Americans roll decorated eggs on the White House lawn and pretend the Easter rabbit hid them. The same ritual is practiced at some Christian churches.

  • In Lancashire [England] on Easter eve boys and men have been in the habit of touring the towns and villages as ‘Pace-eggers’ begging for eggs before performing the ‘Pace-Egging’ or Pasch (i.e., Easter) play.”[15]

  • In Greece each person in a group bangs his red EASTER EGG [not knowing that it is symbol of the Goddess] against the eggs of all the others present in turn, saying ‘Christ is risen,’ and receives the reply ‘He is risen indeed’.”[16]



    The seductive symbols of ancient ungodly religions inspired by Satan have been incorporated into people’s everyday lives, even to this day—continuing to obscure the truth of God . One might wonder if there is a better way for Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection, the most important of all Christian holy days. In retrospect, it seems obvious that it would have been a better witness to the world if Christians had not attempted to “Christianize” pagan celebrations—adopting the name “Easter” (Ishtar/Semiramis) in remembrance of Christ. Jesus has been obscured by painted eggs and bunnies. Attention has been shifted away from spiritual truth and toward materialism (clothing, products and candies with the wrong symbolism). Stores merchandise the name of “Easter” (not “Resurrection Sunday”) and sell goods that have nothing to do with Christ’s death and resurrection. Christians naively use symbols and practices that unknowingly perpetuate ancient anti-Christ traditions—symbolic customs followed by the same religious cults that inspired the destruction of great numbers of Christians and Jews. Is the Devil laughing at us? Many church bodies recognize the problem and make every effort to keep the focus of Resurrection Sunday totally on Jesus Christ and the Good News that He brought.( end quote )



    I allowed extra time and space here on exposing the false Easter myth and teaching, because it has been so imbedded as a truth for so long in the Babylon of confusion, the people of God have a right to know the truth to be able to act according as how God will lead them and their conscience will dictate.


    -Other pagan originated times, days, and seasons-


    Saint Valentine’s Day: ( Same O, same O. Mark 7:7   From off the internet: The Truth Behind St. Valentine’s DaySt. Valentine’s Day is the world’s “holiday of love.” Since the Bible states that God is love (I John 4:8, 16), does He approve of the celebration of this day? Does He want His people—true Christians—partaking of the candy and cards, or any customs associated with this day? When God says He wants you to live life abundantly (John 10:10), does that include celebrating a festive, seemingly harmless holiday like Valentine’s Day? The God who gives us everything—life, food, drink, the ability to think for ourselves, etc.—surely approves of St. Valentine’s Day, the holiday for lovers to exchange gifts—right? Do not be so certain. Do not assume anything. Do not even take this article’s word for it. Go to history books and encyclopedias. Go to the Bible. Then you will know the real truth behind St. Valentine’s Day. And you will know what God expects you to do about it!

    -Valentine’s Past-
    Like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year’s and other holidays of this world, St. Valentine’s Day is another attempt to “whitewash” perverted customs and observances of pagan gods and idols by “Christianizing” them. As innocent and harmless as St. Valentine’s Day may appear, its traditions and customs originate from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata.

    Celebrated on February 15, Lupercalia (known as the “festival of sexual license”) was held by the ancient Romans in honor of Lupercus, god of fertility and husbandry, protector of herds and crops, and a mighty hunter—especially of wolves. The Romans believed that Lupercus would protect Rome from roving bands of wolves, which devoured livestock and people. (end quote)

    Saint Patrick’s Day: (Likewise) Mark 7:7 According to St. Patrick's Day lore, Patrick used the three leaves of a shamrock to explain the Christian holy trinity: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Which is a false teaching) Today, St. Patrick's Day revelers wear a shamrock. Trifolium dubium, the wild-growing, three-leaf clover that some botanists consider the official shamrock, is an annual plant that germinates in the spring. Another St. Patrick myth is the claim that he banished snakes from Ireland. It's true no snakes exist on the island today, Luther College's Freeman said—but they never did. Ireland, after all, is surrounded by icy waters—much too cold to allow snakes to migrate from Britain or anywhere else. Since snakes often represent evil in literature, "when Patrick drives the snakes out of Ireland, it is symbolically saying he drove the old, evil, pagan ways out of Ireland [and] brought in a new age," Freeman said. The snake myth, the shamrock story, and other tales were likely spread by well-meaning monk’s centuries after St. Patrick's death.

    The Rapture: Is scare religion! While many Christians are waiting for God to act violently, God is waiting for all of us to act non-violently. Concerning the rapture, we can read here in Matthew 13:38-40 ...'38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; (the elect of God that believe that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be) and the tares are the sons of the evil one; (all of those in denial of the truth of God) 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. (Those gathering the elect of God from the four winds or corners of all heaven and earth) 40 So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. (All of those coming up in the 2nd resurrection, also known as the great white throne judgment, will go through the symbolic fire of God to have all wood, hay and straw (representing sin and unrighteousness) removed and burned away. In due time all will repent and accept the truth of God and belong to His kingdom. It should be noted here that all of Revelation is to be understood symbolically. I thank God for helping me in understanding this matter, so that we should not be deceived! Do you see the truth on this my friend? The believers of the truth of God and the non-believers of the truth of God continue to live together on earth until the end of the age. And it is only at the end of the age that the separation takes place. The pre-trib rapture theory is now blown to bits by the Word of God!
    It should be noted here as well, that of the 41,000 denominations around the world, it is possible that individuals within those denominations having not caved in to the false teaching of the Babylon of confusion, those whom are not following after the custom, ritual and traditions of men as doctrines of God. Those individuals whom accept as truth and believe that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be, they could individually, very well be in the church that Christ is building here on earth. Hence, they could also be in the group known as the elect of God. In which case when Christ returns they would be in the number that the angels of God would gather from the four winds of heaven and earth. Whether long ago having died, or being alive yet here on earth. All to be included as the chosen few, the elect of God to rule with Jesus Christ here on earth for the next thousand years. A time known as the millennial age or period. Our position in the kingdom of God will evidently be determined by what we have come to believe as the truth of God, and how we rightly apply it in our individual lives.
    For those not having received the love of the truth, the Word of God has this to say in 2nd Thessalonians 2:10 - 12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned (judged) who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Then for all of those whom believe not, the Word has this to say in 2nd Corinthians. 4:4 In whom the god (Satan) of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. We should be able to conclude by these inspired words of God, that the failure to believe that Christ is whom He says He is, is a serious sin.



    -Sin is the transgression of the law-

    Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.1 John 3:4. Something needs to be pointed out here concerning sin, and the many scriptures that clearly tells us that Christ takes away the sin of the world. 1 John 3:5 And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Then on to the book of John. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 Not because of anything we have done but because of what Christ has done for all that will accept His sacrifice for doing so, and at the great white throne judgment, all will be brought to that point of acceptance and belief. Everything will be brought to the understanding that none of us would be able or qualified to do it for ourselves.

    By no other means will mankind and creation itself be reconciled back to God the Father.
    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21. We who believes the Word of God whom is Jesus Christ.

    We whom believe He is whom He claims to be, the Savior of all of mankind and all of His creation, He has already removed our sins from us. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.… Psalm 103: 11- 13 Notice here it doesn’t say we’ll never sin again, it tells us that He has already removed our sins far from us, all past, present and future sins. So that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages (it is clearly shown here that all will be saved at the culmination of the ages) to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Hebrews 9:26

    By saying these things, I do not mean to imply that sin is without consequences. I do not mean to imply that all will skate into the kingdom of God free as a bird without having to spend time in the symbolic, not literal lake of fire. We have all in the past had our turn, our time and experiences in the lake of fire here in this life on earth. We will continue going through trials, troubles, heartache, trauma and difficult times here and now and in the future in the lake of fire that God tells us is Himself.
    Our God is a consuming fire! Hebrews 12: 29. It is the chastening, testing and purifying of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It will hurt and be painful at the time, but will serve the good purpose that God has purposed it to accomplish. All of mankind will either in this life or the life to come, at the 2nd resurrection (also called the great white throne judgment) will suffer time in the lake of fire to burn up all wood, hay and stubble that represents sin and unrighteousness. But only so long as it takes to symbolically burn all sin and unrighteousness from them, making them acceptable to welcome on into the kingdom of God. For some it may be of longer duration, while for others it might be much less. It is the fire of God that saves His people my friends, it does not destroy them. If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 1 Corinthians 3: 14-15

    -The Babylon of confusion hell myth-

    The Hell Myth: (Sheol, Hell, Hades, Grave).  It simply means “the place of the dead” or “the place of departed souls/spirits.” The New Testament Greek equivalent to sheol is hades, which is also a general reference to “the place of the dead.” The Greek word gehenna is used in the New Testament for “hell” and is derived from the Hebrew word hannom is the place we all go to at death. Hell is not a place where God will send his people to suffer and burn alive for trillions of trillions of years without one second of relief. To accept and believe this is to go beyond calling our God a liar, it brands Him to be more diabolical, hateful, evil and without any mercy. Even more so than Hitler, Stalin, Charles Mansion or Satan himself. We whom believe and accept this Babylon of confusion hell myth lie as the truth of God will eventually be purged of this sin by going through the symbolic lake of fire.

    Whom our God is, a symbolic consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29) There is not one iota of truth about hell being a place where God will send even one of His own children to be tortured and tormented in the most evil, ghastly and gruesome manner beyond description for all eternity. The hell myth supposes that the God of LOVE will be sending a part of Himself, a part of the family He is in the process of bringing life to, into the raging flames of hell to suffer forever as Himself and His Son Jesus Christ look on without lifting a finger to help or relieve their pain and anguish. What a gullible bunch of people we so called Christians can be. It is a lie of monumental proportions that the Babylon of confusion use in their fear religion to control their deceived converts.

    That Satan Morphed Himself into Existence: (Digging up two sections of scripture in their so called proof of this blatant lie, they, the theologians go to Ezekiel 28 and to Isaiah 14 where neither one has anything at all to do with Satan. Being taught in their seminaries as they have been, it should in truth be called cemeteries, because they bury the truth. God created Satan exactly as he now is, to do the exact job on humanity that he now is doing. Satan was created specifically to become and adversary to man.) Job 26:13 By his spirit he has garnished the heavens; his (Christ’) hand has formed the crooked serpent. So be of good cheer, Satan is bound by God and can go no farther than God will allow. Isaiah 54:16"Behold, I Myself (Jesus Christ) have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin. Satan has been specifically created by God as an adversary to human kind. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: He could not have come into existence any other way if we believe the Word of God. John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

    -LUCIFER: A PROBLEM FOR CHRISTIANITY-
    Author Unknown


    The word "Lucifer" in Isaiah 14:12 presents a minor problem to mainstream Christianity. It becomes a much larger problem to Bible literalists, and becomes a huge obstacle for the claims of Mormonism. John J. Robinson in A Pilgrim's Path, pp. 47-48 explains: "Lucifer makes his appearance in the fourteenth chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, at the twelfth verse, and nowhere else: ‘How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!’" The first problem is that Lucifer is a Latin name. So how did it find its way into a Hebrew manuscript, written before there was a Roman language? To find the answer, I consulted a scholar at the library of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.

    What Hebrew name, I asked, was Satan given in this chapter of Isaiah, which describes the angel who fell to become the ruler of hell? The answer was a surprise. In the original Hebrew text, the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah is not about a fallen angel, but about a fallen Babylonian king, who during his lifetime had persecuted the children of Israel. It contains no mention of Satan, either by name or reference. The Hebrew scholar could only speculate that some early Christian scribes, writing in the Latin tongue used by the Church, had decided for themselves that they wanted the story to be about a fallen angel, a creature not even mentioned in the original Hebrew text, and to whom they gave the name "Lucifer."

    Why Lucifer? In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name, Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or “bearer, of light." In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn." The name evokes the golden glitter of a proud king's dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, "The Sun King"). The scholars authorized by King James I to translate the Bible into then current English did not use the original Hebrew texts, but used versions translated largely by St. Jerome in the fourth century. Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, "Day star, son of the Dawn," as "Lucifer," and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers, and poets interwove the myth with the doctrine of the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the same as Satan, the Devil, and, ironically, the Prince of Darkness.

    So "Lucifer" is nothing more than an ancient Latin name for the morning star, the bringer of light. That can be confusing for Christians who identify Christ himself as the morning star, a term used as a central theme in many Christian sermons. Jesus refers to himself as the morning star in Revelation 22:16: "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." And so there are those who do not read beyond the King James Version of the Bible, who say “Lucifer is Satan: so says the Word of God." Henry Neufeld (a Christian who comments on Biblical sticky issues) went on to say, "This passage is often related to Satan, and a similar thought is expressed in Luke 10:18 by Jesus that was not its first meaning. Its primary meaning is given in Isaiah 14:4 which says that when Israel is restored they will "take up this taunt against the king of Babylon . . ." Verse 12 is a part of this taunt song. This passage refers first to the fall of that earthly king... How does the confusion in translating this verse arise? The Hebrew of this passage reads: "heleyl, ben shachar" which can be literally translated "shining one, son of dawn." This phrase means, again literally, the planet Venus when it appears as a morning star. In the Septuagint, a 3rd century BCE translation of the Hebrew scriptures into Greek, it is translated as "heosphoros" which also means Venus as a morning star.

    How did the translation "Lucifer" arise? This word comes from Jerome's Latin Vulgate. Was Jerome in error? Not at all. In Latin at the time, "Lucifer" actually meant Venus as a morning star. Isaiah is using this metaphor for a bright light, though not the greatest light to illustrate the apparent power of the Babylonian king which then faded." Therefore, Lucifer wasn't equated with Satan until after Jerome. Jerome wasn't in error. Later Christians (and Mormons) were in equating "Lucifer" with "Satan".  So why is this problem to Christians? Christians now generally believe that Satan (or the Devil/Lucifer) is a “being” who has always existed. Therefore, they also think that the Jews of the Old Testament believed in this creature. The Isaiah scripture is used as proof (and has been used as such for hundreds of years now). As Elaine Pagels explains, the Christian concept of Satan (Devil/Lucifer) has evolved over the years and the early bible writers didn't believe in or teach such a doctrine.

    The irony for those who believe that "Lucifer" refers to Satan (Devil/Lucifer) is that the same title ('morning star' or 'light-bearer') is used to refer to Jesus, in 2 Peter 1:19, where the Greek text has exactly the same term: 'phos-phoros' 'light-bearer.' This is also the term used for Jesus in Revelation 22:16.

    So why is Lucifer a far bigger problem to Mormons? Mormons claim that an ancient record (the Book of Mormon) was written beginning in about 600 BCE, and the author in 600 BCE supposedly copied Isaiah
    1 in Isaiah's original words.2 When Joseph Smith pretended to translate the supposed 'ancient record', he included the Lucifer verse in the Book of Mormon. Obviously he wasn't copying what Isaiah wrote. He was copying the King James Version of the Bible. Another book of Mormon scripture, the Doctrine & Covenants, furthers this problem in 76:26 3 when it affirms the false Christian doctrine that "Lucifer" means Satan. This incorrect doctrine also spread into a third set of Mormon scriptures, the Pearl of Great Price, which describes a war in heaven based, in part, on Joseph Smith's incorrect interpretation of the word "Lucifer" which only appears in Isaiah (this clearly illustrates the fraud of Mormonism). (end quote)

    "God became what we are so that we may become what He is.”

    We would all do well to dwell upon these words above. It is truth that your church does not know, will not accept, dig their heels in against, refuse to believe or to teach to their flocks, and in so doing are calling God a liar.
    God in Jesus Christ really did become as we all are, so that we all may become what They are. As strange as it may sound at first glance, it has been the purpose and will of God before the world existed. To make mankind in His own and His Own Sons image and likeness. God is reproducing Himself in mankind my brothers and sisters. Read it here below for the first time ever with an open mind and a willingness within the context I am explaining it to you.


    Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; This is not rocket science or brain surgery or something difficult to understand. It is plain and simple for even a child to understand. We are being made in the image and likeness of God. The only way we can misunderstand these easy to understand words, would be if Satan had blinded our minds. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 2nd Corinthians 4:4 NLT. But that’s not all there is to the story, as we read here in 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    So, we can see here according to the true word of God; the Babylon of confusion or our counterfeit Christianity, which ever name we use to identify the Christian religion around the world by, they have been hit with a double whammy so to speak. Satan has blinded their minds because of their unbelief, not believing the truth of whom Christ claims to be. Then God lets them have the other barrel by sending them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. Now the only thing left for us to do to accept and to believe God as opposed to the Babylon of confusion or the Christian concocted lies being accepted and taught within their brick and mortar churches as the truth of God, is to ask ourselves the all-important question; What is the image and likeness of God and His Son Jesus Christ as we understand it today in accordance with the Word of God?

    -God and His Son Jesus Christ are immortal, spirit beings-

    God the Father has always existed; Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son. God brought His Son forth out of Himself as the firstfruits eventually of all mankind. God knew from the beginning that the human, carnal man He would bring forth in Adam and beyond would require a Savior be to be sent to earth at the appropriate time, to live a perfect sinless life and then have to die in order to pay for all sins for all of mankind for all time. That came to pass exactly as God had planned it from the beginning. Jesus Christ at the exact predetermined time was born of the virgin Mary, grew up to adulthood, preached the good news of the coming kingdom of God, showing us the nature of God by our being able to observe how he performed and lived his life here with us on the earth as a physical person.

    He was the exact physical image and likeness of His Father God, while here among us carnal human beings. He was faced with all adversity, trial and trauma as all of mankind has had to endure. He stood the test and became the firstborn of many brothers and sisters, those of the past, present and future.

    Jesus Christ willingly took upon Himself all of the past, present and future sins of all mankind. He paid the cost required by God to save all of mankind, without even one exception, we have absolutely nothing at all to say about it. God has purposed it to happen, and God cannot lie or cannot fail. Consequently, our salvation, the salvation of all mankind is certain, it is sure and it cannot be taken away by anyone, including God Himself. God has promised it and He cannot lie. Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; So; choose this day who you will follow, will it be Baal (the Babylon of confusion) or will it be our God and His Savior Son Jesus Christ?

    -A little more from the Babylon of confusion-

    Halloween: (Where do we find this pagan time and season recorded and commanded in the Word of God? We don’t, it’s a demon oriented day that Christians celebrate, again with gusto and defiance of the Word of God)


  • Here is something for us to consider as we mull over the writings of other dedicated individuals attempting to reveal truth on this subject below. The pagan roots of Halloween-By John Ankerberg, John Weldon and Dillon Burroughs- Guest Writers


CBN.com – (Excerpt from The Facts on Halloween by Harvest House Publishers)

Are the specific customs of Halloween related to pagan beliefs?

Since Halloween itself originated in paganism, it is not surprising that its customs are related to pagan belief. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer…. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes. Halloween symbols, customs, and practices undoubtedly have had a variety of influences upon Western culture throughout history. However, in early American history, Halloween was not celebrated due to America’s strong Christian heritage.

It was not widely observed until the twentieth century. Initially, it was practiced only in small Irish Catholic settlements, until thousands of Irish migrated to America during the great potato famine and brought their customs with them. To some degree, our modern Halloween is an Irish holiday with early origins in the Celtic winter festival. Interestingly, in American culture, the rise in popularity of Halloween also coincides roughly with the national rise in Spiritism that began in 1848. (the protesting Catholics, now known as Protestants have followed right along in lock step, getting knee deep in its annual satanic celebrations and teaching the customs, rituals and traditions of men onto their unsuspecting and innocent children as if it was something good and upright from God. Another Babylon of confusion practice, a sin that God does take notice of and one that will in due time have to be repented of.)

Irish Holiday

Ireland is the only place in the world where Halloween is actually a national holiday (celebrated with fireworks); children are even released from school for the week. Among the modern customs and practices of Halloween, we can note numerous probable or possible influences, some of which follow.

-Where did the jack-o’-lantern originate?

The carved pumpkin may have originated with the witches’ use of a collection of skulls with a candle in each to light the way to coven meetings. But among the Irish, who, as noted, prompted the popularization of Halloween in America, the legend of “Irish Jack” explains the jack-o’-lantern. According to the legend, a stingy drunk named Jack tricked the devil into climbing an apple tree for an apple, but then cut the sign of a cross into the trunk of the tree to prevent the devil from coming down. Jack then forced the devil to swear he would never come after Jack’s soul. The devil reluctantly agreed. Jack eventually died, but he was turned away at the gates of heaven because of his drunkenness and life of selfishness. He was sent to the devil, who also rejected him, keeping his promise. Since Jack had no place to go, he was condemned to wander the earth. As he was leaving hell (he happened to be eating a turnip), the devil threw a live coal at him. He put the coal inside the turnip and has since forever been roaming the earth with his “jack-o’-lantern” in search of a place to rest. Eventually, pumpkins replaced turnips since it was much easier to symbolize the devil’s coal inside a pumpkin. (end quote)

There are many more things we could turn to, to identify Halloween as a Satan influenced pagan celebration. But I feel this is sufficient for one to recognize it as such, and to begin their own research if they care at all to know the truth of God.

Maundy Thursday: (Or Holy Thursday, where do we find that recorded and commanded in the Word of God? We don’t?) As we can see here below a few words about Maundy Thursday, let’s take note of the terminology within it that identifies it of Catholic origin. A collection of nice sounding spiritual words meant to confuse but have no connection at all with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, is the Christian ( Catholic ) feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. The Mass (Catholic terminology) of the Lord's Supper initiates the Easter (Catholic and protesting Catholic terminology) Triduum, the three days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday that commemorate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. It is normally celebrated in the evening, when according to Jewish tradition Friday begins. Maundy Thursday is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday. The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive. These dates in the Julian calendar, on which Eastern churches in general base their calculations of the date of Easter, correspond throughout the twenty-first century to 1 April and 5 May in the more commonly used Gregorian calendar. (From: Wikipedia,

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THE PAGANISM OF LENT AND WEEPING FOR TAMMUZ!

Posted by mikejeshurun on March 5, 2014

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Get this- “Shrove Thursday” “Ash Wednesday” Maundy Thursday” Lent etc. are all a part of the Roman Catholic Church whom the Bible calls The “Mother of Harlots”. Rev. 17: 5

Michael Jeshurun

Let me say this right up front that if you already know the origins of ‘Shrove Tuesday’, Ash Wednesday, the Forty days of Lent and Easter Sunday but still stubbornly insist on observing them, then you show yourself to be nothing but a nominal ‘Christian’ like the Roman Catholics, The Church of England or any one of the majority of ‘Baptist’, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches who have a name that they live but are dead! [Rev 3:1] [Note: Not all Baptists observe these Pagan Practices] For those real Christian Brethren who have just come to know the Lord and are searching their Bibles diligently to find whether these things be so [Act 17:11], I must tell you that you will not find them in the BIBLE. Neither the Apostles nor the Early Church observed these things. So WHERE do they come from?

Shrove Tuesday’ or Mardi Gras as it is commonly known literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French [called Pancake Tuesday in England] and is associated with the Roman Catholic custom of Lent. But is it taught in the Bible? Would God want Christians to observe it?

The idea behind Mardi Gras or carnival celebrations is that people overindulge before giving up something for Lent, which begins the following day with Ash Wednesday. [Lent is the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern and some Protestant churches as a period of penitence and fasting.] Lent was a time of penance, of fasting, of abstinence. Folks abstained from all sorts a good stuff including meat. They also gave up eggs and dairy products. So on Tuesday, the day before the start of the Lenten fast, folks cleared out their cupboards of all the foods they could not have for the next 40 days. They cooked them up and ate like pigs. In essence THEY FEASTED BEFORE THE FAST.

Unlike New Year’s, Christmas, Halloween, St. Valentine’s Day and other pagan holidays that are celebrated by the secular, non-religious world, the Lenten season is observed by dedicated religious believers. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, many solemnly mark their foreheads with ash, “fasting” [or abstaining from certain foods or physical pleasures] for 40 days. This is done to supposedly imitate Jesus Christ’s 40-day fast in the wilderness [Matt. 4:1-2]. Some give up smoking. Others give up chewing gum. Still others give up over-eating or cursing. People vow to give up anything, as long as it prepares them for Easter. People who observe Lent may be religious, dedicated and sincere—BUT THEY ARE SINCERELY WRONG!

Let us examine Lent, its practices and customs, its historic and religious origins, and its true meaning from the Bible’s perspective, not from the “traditions of men” [Mark 7:7-9].

-The Purpose of Lent-

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “the real aim of Lent is, above all else, to prepare men for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ…the better the preparation the more effective the celebration will be. One can effectively relive the mystery only with purified mind and heart. The purpose of Lent is to provide that purification by weaning men from sin and selfishness through self-denial and prayer, by creating in them the desire to do God’s will and to make His kingdom come by making it come first of all in their hearts.”

On the surface, this belief sounds sincere. However, IT DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE BIBLE, GOD’S HOLY WORD, the only source of true spiritual knowledge and understanding [John 17:17]. God, through the apostle Paul, commands Christians to “continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them; and that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” [II Tim. 3:14-17]. First, understand that the “celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ” to which the preceding quote refers is so-called “Good Friday” and “Easter Sunday”— HOLIDAYS DEEPLY ROOTED IN ANCIENT PAGANISM. They were instituted by mainstream Christianity in order to counterfeit and replace the Passover season. Second, the Bible says that we are purified—cleansed, set apart and made pure in God’s sight—by the shed blood of Jesus Christ [Heb. 9:11-14, 22; 13:12]. This, along with faith [Acts 15:9] and humbly submitting to and obeying God [James 4:7-10] through His truth and prayer [John 17:17; I Tim. 4:5], makes us clean before God. NO AMOUNT OF FASTING, ABSTAINING FROM PHYSICAL PLEASURES OR ANY OTHER FORM OF SELF-DENIAL CAN PURIFY US!

-Pagan Origins of Lent-

Lent was never observed by Christ or His apostles. He commanded His disciples to “Go you therefore, and teach all nations…teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” [Matt. 28:19-20]. And Lent or Easter was not one of them! Alexander Hislop wrote in his book The Two Babylons: “The festival, of which we read in Church history, under the name of Easter, in the third and fourth centuries, was quite a different festival from that now observed in the Romish Church, and at that time was not known by any such name as Easter…That festival [Passover] was not idolatrous, and it was preceded by no Lent. Lent was not observed by the first century Church! It was first addressed by the church at Rome during the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, when Emperor Constantine officially recognized that church as the Roman Empire’s state religion. Any other form of Christianity that held to doctrines contrary to the Roman church was considered an enemy of the state. Today, Lent is used for “fasting from sin and from vice…forsaking sin and sinful ways.” It is a season “for penance, which means sorrow for sin and conversion to God.” This tradition teaches that fasting and employing self-discipline during Lent will give a worshipper the “control over himself that he needs to purify his heart and renew his life.”

However, the Bible clearly shows that self-control—temperance—comes from having God’s Holy Spirit working in the life of a converted mind [Gal. 5:16, 17, 22]. FASTING—OF AND BY ITSELF—CANNOT PRODUCE GODLY SELF-CONTROL. Paul warned against using self-denial as a tool to rely on your own will. He called it “will worship.” “Wherefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances, [touch not; taste not; handle not; which all are to perish with the using;] after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh” [Col. 2:20-23].

GOD DID NOT DESIGN FASTING AS A TOOL FOR PENANCE, “BEATING YOURSELF UP” OR DEVELOPING WILL POWER: “Is it such a fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?” [Isa. 58:5-7]. God’s people humble themselves through fasting in order to draw closer to Him—so that they can learn to think and act like Him—so that they can live His way of life in all things. Notice what the prophet Jeremiah wrote: “Thus says the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the Lord” [9:23-24]. Fasting [and prayer] helps Christians draw closer to God.

Coming from the Anglo-Saxon Lencten, meaning “spring,” LENT ORIGINATED IN THE ANCIENT BABYLONIAN MYSTERY RELIGION. “The forty days’ abstinence of Lent WAS DIRECTLY BORROWED FROM THE WORSHIPPERS OF THE BABYLONIAN GODDESS…Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz” [The Two Babylon’s]. Tammuz was the false Messiah of the Babylonians—a SATANIC COUNTERFEIT OF JESUS CHRIST! The Feast of Tammuz was usually celebrated in June [also called the “month of Tammuz”]. Lent was held 40 days before the feast, “celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing.” This is why Lent means “spring”; it took place from spring to early summer. The Bible records ancient Judah worshipping this false Messiah: “Then He brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz” [Ezek. 8:14-15]. THIS WAS A GREAT ABOMINATION IN GOD’S EYES!

But why did the church at Rome institute such a pagan holiday? “To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skillful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianity—now far sunk in idolatry—in this as in so many other things, to shake hands” [The Two Babylon’s]. The Roman church replaced Passover with Easter, moving the pagan Feast of Tammuz to early spring, “Christianizing” it. Lent moved with it. “This change of the calendar in regard to Easter was attended with momentous consequences. It brought into the Church the grossest corruption and the rankest superstition in connection with the abstinence of Lent” [The Two Babylon’s]. Before giving up personal sins and vices during Lent, the pagans held a wild, “anything goes” celebration to make sure that they got in their share of debaucheries and perversities. A time the world calls Madi Gras today.

-A Pagan abomination masked as Christianity!

God is not the author of confusion [I Cor. 14:33]. He never instituted Lent, a pagan observance connecting debauchery to the supposed resurrection of a false Messiah.

God commands His people TO FOLLOW HIM—NOT THE TRADITIONS OF MEN. God’s ways are higher, better than man’s [Isa. 55:8-9]. Men cannot determine for themselves right from wrong or how to properly worship God. Why? Because “the heart [mind] is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” [Jer. 17:9], and “the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps” [10:23]. God designed us and gave us life. He knows how we are supposed to worship Him. To be a Christian and properly serve God, you must live “by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” [Matt. 4:4], recognizing that His Holy Scriptures “cannot be broken” [John 10:35]. GOD COMMANDS CHRISTIANS TO FLEE FROM THE PAGAN TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS OF THIS WORLD [REV. 18:2-4], CURRENTLY LED AND DECEIVED BY SATAN THE DEVIL [II COR. 4:4; REV. 12:9]. Lent may seem like a sincere, heartfelt religious observance. But it is deeply rooted in pagan ideas that counterfeit God’s plan. God hates all pagan observances [Jer. 10:2-3; Lev. 18:3, 30; Deut. 7:1-5, 16]. They cannot be “Christianized” or made clean by men. That includes Lent. If you are a true Christian, you would say with David- “Through thy precepts I get understanding: THEREFORE, I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY”! [Psalm 119:104] (end quote)

-That Man Has a Free Will:

A free will that can go against the will and intent of God: (This false teaching must have an especially obnoxious smell in the nostrils of God. He claims He works all things out after the council of His own will. Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:  Yet we continue to stubbornly insist that we are right, God is wrong, man has a free will separate and apart from the will and intent of God.  Believing this ungodly swill from the Babylon of confusion, requires we believe that the will of man is stronger and mightier than the will of God. "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:3-4). "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Pet. 3:9).

If it be the will of God that none perish and that all will be saved, and He says that it is, then it has to be as God determines it to be…. ALL (everything) will be saved, man has no free will apart from the will and intent of God, the will of God always has, will now and always will prevail over the will of man. Something that really should not have to be explained to those professing to be followers of Jesus Christ. Read here in Colossians an aspect exposing the will of man as it really is. Colossians 2: 20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

-Will Worship-

The self-denial that Paul was speaking against in these verses is embraced by much of "Christianity" today. Historically, self-denial, or asceticism, has always been a big part of false religion. Most religions of the world teach an abasement of self, but they do it as penitence in order to obtain salvation. This is not the denying of self that the Bible advocates. True self-denial as the Scriptures promote is not self-hatred or masochism, but rather an enthroning of Christ above self. We have a new identity in Christ that replaces the "old self" This isn't done in order to obtain salvation but as a response of love to what Christ has already done for us. He gave His all for us, and we willingly give our all back to Him. Self-denial as an attempt to earn salvation is always motivated by guilt and characterized by rigid rules, as Paul described here. True Christianity, on the other hand, is not the observance of rituals but a relationship that produces holiness as a fruit, not a root, of salvation.

Holiness doesn't come from the outside and work its way inside; when we are born again, we become righteous, and we work that holiness out into our physical lives. Trying to destroy the power of self through harsh laws actually arouses and strengthens the power of sin. Christians must not let life become a set of rules; rather, it should be a response to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. At some point it behooves us all to follow after the Word of God as we see here in Matthew 7: 7"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.… It doesn’t tell us to place ourselves in the front row of any church and accept all they have to teach according to their own understanding, we are to go, beyond that and seek and search out the truth from the Word of God.

-The Babylon of confusion, free will-

The Living Bible paraphrases Colossians 2:20-23 as "Since you died, as it were, with Christ and this has set you free from following the world's ideas of how to be saved--by doing good and obeying various rules--why do you keep right on following them anyway, still bound by such rules as not eating, tasting, or even touching certain foods? Such rules are mere human teachings, for food was made to be eaten and used up. These rules may seem good, for rules of this kind require strong devotion and are humiliating and hard on the body, but they have no effect when it comes to conquering a person's evil thoughts and desires. They only make him proud." Accepting, believing and supposing that somehow we will be able with our maggot sized will compared to that of God and Christ, be able to will salvation unto ourselves. To will ourselves into the kingdom of God. That somehow we would be able to by-pass the only way possible to enter the kingdom of God, and that be by way of Jesus Christ only. This belief and practice my friends, my brothers and sisters is salvation by works and “Will Worship101.’

The will of man is a wonderful and powerful tool that Jesus Christ has created within each one of us while being used within the context and purpose that it was designed for. God is making us creators already in these physical bodies (all to eventually be as God and Christ now are, immortal, spirit beings that can never die) He has given us. Look around and see all of the marvelous and awesome inventions, buildings, skyscrapers, structures of every nature, the exploration of space, medical advancements, heart, face, and all sorts of body part replacements, rocket travel, super highways to bring food, materials, equipment, and supplies of every nature to our doorsteps, a transportation system that even takes things to outer space. Along with a never ending list of things we may never yet have heard about. It comes to us by the mind and will of man, but let us not deceive ourselves.

It is God working in the wings, behind the scenes as the prime mover: (a person or establishment that is chiefly responsible for the creation or execution of a plan or project). God is in control of everything and all of the time. This is intended to reveal the real purpose and intended use of the will of man. We cannot do one single thing against the will or intent of God. Ephesians 1:10-12 …with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.… He who has eyes, let him see, he who has ears, let him hear. May God open our hearts and mind to His truth. Amen!

- Only A few Good People Will Be Saved:

(According to Christian teachings)

Purgatory: (in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven. Of all the misunderstood Catholic teachings and there are a few of them, purgatory is often seen as the most embarrassing. Thousands of Catholics leave the Church every year. Their faith is questioned and their religious education doesn’t rise to the challenge. You’ve probably heard these questions yourself: Where in the Bible does it say you have to confess your sins to a priest? Where does it say that the pope is infallible? That Mary was conceived without original sin? And, where in the world did you Catholics get the teaching on purgatory? Purgatory is the doctrine of demons my friends. Mark 7:7 In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. No one in a few short sentences will ever be able to properly dismiss the false teaching of Purgatory. A doctrine accepted and believed by over a billion Catholic people on this earth. Therefore, the best defense against it is to recognize its absence from the Word of God. I for one am convinced that over a billion Catholics have been hoodwinked into believing something that is not true. Something Satan has brought into the house of God, but is not at all from God.

-The Trinity-

The Trinity: 1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" Many people believe that Jesus is equal in nature with our Father in Heaven. Daniel 11:36 says our Father in Heaven is "the God of gods." Exodus 15:11 raises the question, "Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods?" Jesus was called "God," but does that mean Jesus was equal to the Creator Himself? Did not God himself know that men would one day make this claim, that there is one from among men who is equal to God? Did not our Father himself raise the question for negation in Isaiah 40:25, "To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One" and in Isaiah 46:5, "To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?" And just so there is no misunderstanding, he included his own Son in the question at Psalms 89:6, "For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?"

And finally in 1 Corinthians 15: 27 For he (Jesus Christ) “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. This certainly shows that God the Father has been, is now and always will be the ultimate power and authority within the universe. There is no such thing as Christ being equal with the Father God, He is the Son of God but also being described as a servant in Isaiah 42:1 "Here is my servant, (Jesus Christ) whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.  Here is another truth your church either doesn’t know or at least has not passed on to you.  The key to a mystery that the Babylon of confusion cannot accept. Christ is called the only begotten Son of God. Out from God came Jesus Christ, the firstborn of many brethren. Out from God the Father came Jesus Christ. Out from Christ came everything else in creation.

Colossians 1: 15 - 16 He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him.… He, God the Father is not a closed trinity, He is the Father of many sons and daughters, He is in the process of reproducing Himself in mankind, of which Jesus Christ was the firstborn of. We are all destined to become exactly like our Father God and our brother Jesus Christ now are. Immortal, spirit beings that will live forever. With God our Father being all in all. The Trinity my friends is one more false teaching of the Babylon of confusion. I contend that many in the ministry know this to be true, but continue teaching it by prostituting themselves for a paycheck. Consider the Word here in Proverbs. For on account of a prostitute one is brought down to a loaf of bread, but the wife of another man preys on your precious life (Proverbs 6:26). To the harlot, her work is only a “loaf of bread,” or in today’s language, a “meal ticket.” The intimate, physical relationship between a man and his wife should be a beautiful thing. The prostitute, however, does not regard her “work” in this light; it is simply a way of “putting bread on the table.” Many ministers and teachers in the Babylon of confusion are keeping themselves busy by “putting bread on the table”. Prostituting themselves as they continue teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men.

-The False Teaching About the Mother Mary-

 

Placing Mary, the mother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ within a position above that of her Son. Worship, and adoration that should be reserved for Christ along. Mary has become an idol to Popes, the priests and members as well. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Mary was beyond the purity and righteousness needed to get into heaven. In their minds and hearts Mary has taken over the role that only her Son Jesus Christ was sent to fill by God the Father. She had more righteousness than was required and so her excess righteousness was deposited in The Treasury of Merit, and you can take the purity and righteousness that Mary gained and place it there and have it applied to ourselves as a Roman Catholic so that it can reduce or cancel out earthly discipline. Or more importantly, it can diminish or reduce our time in Purgatory.

This is the doctrine of The Treasury of Merit, the doctrine of Indulgences, or Absolution. You receive a certain amount of forgiveness by the righteousness of Mary being imputed to you in life and in Purgatory. Her good works, the good works of the Blessed Virgin, are in the Treasury of Merit. Roman Catholic theology, you’ll remember, says that Treasury of Merit includes the good works of the Virgin, immense and unfathomable, chaste pure in their value before God. Setting up this goddess who has nothing at all to do with the true Mary of actual history, the mother of Jesus, inventing this goddess and giving her powers of mediation of all graces, giving her powers of redemption, and giving her powers of imputed righteousness to the accounts of those who appeal to her is a fabrication. It is, as we might rightly assume, the inventing of a goddess by the mingling of paganism and Gnosticism with Christianity. It is really all paganism, and all is Gnosticism; only the name Mary has been taken from Christianity.

-The women’s liberation movement-

The roots of that kind of teaching and belief are found in ancient feminism, which has its roots in goddess worship which goes way back into Babylon. It was a Satan inspired move from the very beginning as Satan endeavors to counterfeit and upset the godly order of male headship. (do a little research on “Lady Liberty” our own statue of liberty in New York harbor. See how well she compares to Diana of the Ephesians, Acts 19: 27 - 29 "Not only is there danger that this trade of ours fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis (Diana) be regarded as worthless and that she whom all of Asia and the world worship will even be dethroned from her magnificence." 28 When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" 29 The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia.…  an idolatrous goddess whom became of such importance in the Apostle Paul’s time.

Reflect upon how it has had such an effect on our own society, the feminism movement, “The Liberated Woman Movement” that has taken the mothers outside of the home to work and make a living, while at the same time taking her away from the tender, loving, nurturing, raising and teaching their children. Bringing them up to be kind, to show courtesy to others, well-mannered children as opposed to spoiled brats as so many are these days. Be placed in a restaurant next to a table with a family and children of this nature, and you will understand exactly what I mean). So, what you have with Mary is just another form of paganism that crept into the church, mixed itself with Christianity. It is nothing but goddess worship. In conclusion, then, let’s just talk about three things to kind of put it all together in three conclusions. One, let’s talk about the blaspheming. This entire concoction is blasphemous. That is to say, it is an all-out assault on God. It is an assault on God the Father, it is an assault on God’s Holy Spirit, and it is an assault on God the Son. First of all, the worship of Mary is an attack on God Himself.

Mary becomes the mother of the Son of God. Mary becomes the mother of God, in their language. She is called the Queen of heaven, and therefore she is attempting to outdo the King of heaven, the sovereign God Himself. As we have learned from Catholicism, she is granted sovereignty. She is worthy of worship, worthy of praise. She demands if you want salvation, that you adore her, that you love her, that you enthrone her because she is loving, gracious, merciful. She is all-knowing, all seeing, and all powerful. Claiming “at the command of Mary all obey, even God.” How absurd, how ungodly, how foolish is this satanic blasphemy against God? We have to give credit to Satan for his power of deception, perversion and influence on the human mind and heart, to be able to deceive and influence such a large number of our brothers and sisters in the Lord to accept and to believe ungodly swill right straight from the table of demons.

Goddess worship is also blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Mary becomes the comforter. Mary is the sympathizer. Mary is the helper. Mary is the empowerer. Mary is the advocate. Mary is the encourager. This goddess worship is also an attack against the Son. She becomes a counterfeit savior: born sinless, without the stain of original sin, living a sinless life. She is called the all-holy child. She becomes redeemer, provider of salvation, dispenser of forgiveness, source of all blessing, from salvation to glorification. She is called the all-holy one, clearly a title belonging only to God. So, the blaspheming is the first thing to understand in conclusion. Secondly, let’s call it the comparing. We need to do a little comparing here. What does Scripture say about Mary? What is the real story of Mary?  Turn to Matthew 1.16, we meet her in the lineage from David, down to Mary and Joseph. Mary is spoken of in Matthew 1:16 by these words, “To Jacob was born Joseph, the husband of Mary, by whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”

The Bible discreetly never calls her the mother of God which is a very misleading title, always the mother of Jesus. And so we meet Mary, she is the wife in the genealogy of a man named Joseph. Both of them are in the Messianic line coming down through David; two different families, but all ancestors go back to David so that He is royal in blood from the mother, and royal in right from the father where the right to rule is passed. We see her again in verse 18. She is betrothed. This is a formal engagement to Joseph, and she is found to be with child before they have had any physical relationship at all. Joseph is a righteous man, doesn’t want to disgrace her, and so he decides to divorce her secretly because divorce is a righteous thing to do if your wife has been unfaithful. And then, of course, an angel comes and says, “Don’t be afraid,” verse 20, “to take Mary as your wife, for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” And so, he keeps her, verse 25, as a virgin until she gave birth to a Son and he called His name Jesus.

This is a young girl, 13, 14 years old, in that environment. She is told by an angel she is going to have a child without a man. This child will be God with us, Emmanuel, and God tells her husband and the child is born, and that’s the story. In Matthew chapter 2, they come into the house, they see the child with Mary, His mother. She appears again briefly in chapter 2. She is mentioned in verse 14. “He arose,” being Joseph, “took the child and His mother.” She’s not named, but referred to there. And in verse 21, “After having taken the child into Egypt,” verse 21, “he arose and took the child and his mother, came into the land of Israel.” Already, her name is disappearing from the narrative.

That’s all we have until we get to the first chapter of Luke. Luke, chapter 1. And down in verse 26, “The angel Gabriel is sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph.” The virgin’s name is Mary. And coming in the angel says, “Hail, favored one, the Lord is with you.” It must have been an interesting response if an angel showed up and greeted her in that way. She was consequently greatly troubled, kept wondering what was going on. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, you found favor. You’ll conceive in your womb, bear a son, it will be Jesus,” and he goes on to say he’ll be the Son of the Most High, the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. He’ll be the Messiah. He’ll be the Son of God.

It tells her how it will happen Verse 35, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you. The power of the Most High overshadow you. For that reason, the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God.” Mary responds to this incredible announcement in verse 38 by saying, “Behold the bondslave of the Lord.” Whom does Mary claim to be? The bondslave. We just want to make sure you understand that. She sees herself as the servant of the Lord, not God as her servant, and she accepts this announcement and says, “Be it done unto me according to Your Word.” She’s mentioned in verse 39, she goes to see a relative by the name of Elizabeth who is also miraculously pregnant because she was a very old lady when the Lord came upon her, and allowed her with her husband, Zacharias, to conceive a child that would become John the Baptist, born a few months before Jesus, and would be the forerunner of the Lord Jesus Himself.

The first time we hear Mary speak is in Luke 1: verse 46 and Mary said, “My soul exalts the Lord.” I mean, let’s get it right. Mary submits to God, God doesn’t submit to Mary, and Mary exalts the Lord; the Lord doesn’t exalt Mary. And furthermore in verse 47, “My spirit has rejoiced in God, my,” what? “My Savior.” That may be the most definitive thing that ever comes out of the lips of Mary. To acknowledge that God is her Savior is to know and to understand that she is a sinner. And not only that, she is a lowly bondslave, in verse 48, “He has regard for the humble state of His bondslave.” Verse 49, “The mighty one has done great things for me and holy is His name.” And then this, “And His mercy is upon generation after generation.”



She identifies God not as harsh, not as indifferent, not as distant, but as what? Merciful. “He’s done mighty deeds with His arms,” she’s reciting history, “scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their hearts, brought down rulers from their thrones, exalted those who were humble.” Mary worships God. “He’s filled the hungry with good things, sent away the rich empty-handed, given help to Israel, His servant, in remembrance of His mercy, spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his offspring forever.” As a young girl, a young Jewish girl, 13, 14 years old, very devout, miraculously, she is to be the mother of the Son of God, and all she can do is acknowledge that she is a humble, lowly servant, and she is rejoicing in a God who is her Savior.

Now, the actual event, Luke chapter 2, she is mentioned in verse 5, because Joseph goes to register, along with Mary who was engaged to him and is already pregnant. They get down there in Bethlehem and the days are completed for her to give birth. In verse 7, she gave birth to her firstborn son. Obviously, the use of firstborn indicates that she had others. The indication that he kept her a virgin until Christ was born is also an indication that he did not keep her a virgin after Christ was born, but then was the marriage and then was the consummation. The language of Scripture is so very clear about all of this. She gives birth there in verse 7, wraps Him in cloth, lying in a manger, and that’s because there’s no room in the inn. Verse 34, she goes to the temple to go through a purification ceremony. Again, she would do this. This is symbolic of her sinfulness. She goes there to engage in a purification ceremony which was required of all those Jewish women who gave birth under that old covenant. And she goes there, she meets this old saintly man, Simeon, who blesses the little family and said to Mary, His mother, “This child is appointed for the fall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign to be opposed and a sword will pierce even your own soul to the end, the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” And there she is mentioned again in that encounter with Simeon.

That’s basically it until a little bit later in chapter 2 but 12 years later in time. She shows up in verse 48. They’re trying to find Jesus. They’ve gone to the Passover, Jesus in His 12th year. They can’t find Him. They leave town in a big entourage heading back to Nazareth in the north when they wake up to the fact that He’s not there. They go back and they look for Him. They find Him, and His mother said to Him, it doesn’t give her name but His mother in verse 48 said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.” Now, you would think in a Catholic context He would say, “O sweet mother, I bow before you.” He doesn’t say that. He says, “Why were you looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”

What is He saying? He’s saying you have no claim on Me. He has come to the point at this age, He’s really a young adult, and He now knows fully who He is. He’s grown in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man. He’s fully developed in His understanding of who He is. Who He is, is the one who does His Father’s business in His Father’s house. And His Father, the Father of whom He speaks, is God. Of course they didn’t get it, verse 50, didn’t understand the statements He made to them, cause His father was a carpenter, His earthly father. And when He went down with them and came to Nazareth, He continued in subjection to them dutifully, even though they had been put on notice that this was temporary and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And He kept on increasing and growing. That’s it basically during the childhood of Jesus.

-An Assassination Attempt-

In 1981, when Pope John Paul II was riding in his Jeep (The Pope Mobile) through Saint Peter's Square to greet people, a Turkish man named Mehmet Ali Agca shot him. As he was rushed to the hospital, he cried out to the Virgin Mary three times to save his life. This alone should alert the soul of an aware person, claiming to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Here is their (the Catholics) exulted physical leader here on earth, the one in place of Christ, the one they all claim to be infallible, yet in his moment of anguish, fear and possible death, he cries out in prayer to a dead woman without any life, power or consciousness’s at all, instead of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that has been given all power and authority in heaven and upon the earth. And whose name is the only one under all heaven and earth to call upon to be saved. The Pope would not have had any more success reaching God with a prayer such as that, than any of us would if we should call upon our own dead mothers to save us.

Do you recognize a problem here? So much for infallibility and so much for the truth of God. It would have been as the pagans of old calling upon the name of Diana of the Ephesians or the sun god Baal to save their life. After his condition was stable, the pope made a television broadcast in which he thanked everyone for their prayers. He also attributed his survival directly to the intercessions of the Virgin Mary, taking note of the fact that the assassination attempt occurred on the anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima. During his convalescence, he read through all of the documents associated with the apparitions at Fatima. After recovering from the assassination attempt, the pope went to the prison cell of Mehmet Ali Agca and offered him forgiveness. A year later, John Paul II made a pilgrimage to Fatima to deposit the fragments of the bullet that nearly took his life into the crown of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. While there, a priest lunged at him with a knife, but the priest was stopped before any harm was done.

-The Pope of Many Pilgrimages-

Pope John Paul II wrote beautifully about the Virgin Mary; his Book of Mary is a compilation of his many writings on Mary. One of the most beautiful quotes from the book comes from a section near the beginning. On October 6, 1976, he wrote: “This woman of faith, Mary of Nazareth, the Mother of God, has been given to us as a model of our pilgrimage of faith. From Mary, we learn to surrender to God's will in all things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary we learn to love Christ, her Son and the Son of God. For Mary is not only the Mother of God, she is the Mother of the Church as well.” During Pope John Paul II's papacy, he made many journeys to Marian shrines. Whenever he was back in Poland, he visited the famous icon of the Virgin Mary located there, called Our Lady of Czestochowa. During his papacy, John Paul II was also responsible for creating an additional set of five mysteries, called the Mysteries of Light, which were added to the rosary.

Rosary:

Make the Sign of the Cross and say the "Apostles' Creed."

Say the "Our Father."

Say three "Hail Marys."

Say the "Glory be to the Father."

Announce the First Mystery; then say the "Our Father."

Say ten "Hail Marys," while meditating on the Mystery.

Say the "Glory be to the Father."

Announce the Second Mystery; then say the "Our Father." Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner

Where is any of this hocus pocus, mumbo jumbo to be found within the inspired word of God? It simply is not there. In fact, making the sign of the cross harkens back to the worship of Tammuz the sun god spoken of in Ezekiel 8:12-16 (NKJV) 12 Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’”13 And He said to me, “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” 14 So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the Lord’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Turn again, you will see greater abominations than these.” 16 So He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping (Tammuz) the sun toward the east.

This is all about Tammuz the son of Semiramis. Semiramis became known as the fertility goddess Ishtar. She took on many names in different cultures including Isis, Diana, Astarte, Ishtar, Aphrodite, Venus, and Easter. She was even identified with Mary as Mary was falsely deified and took on the titles “Mother of God” and “Queen of Heaven”. Her son Tammuz took on many names as well such as Horus, Apollo, Sol, Krishna, Hercules, Mithra, and finally Jesus. The name Jesus H. Christ, in fact, originated by Constantine as Hesus Horus Krishna. “Hesus Horus Krishna” evolved into Jesus H. Christ over the years. All names of Tammuz put together for the son of the sun god and member of the Trinity worshipped on Sunday the day of his sun god. Semiramis instituted a holy day in her Babylonian religion in honor of the supposed “death/resurrection” of her son Tammuz. While protesting Catholics (called Protestants) deny worship of this pagan deity… they in deed contradict that denial in action as they openly do just that on Christmas and Easter. We still “hunt Ishtar eggs” in honor of Tammuz the Great Hunter on Ishtar’s day and eat ham in his honor. We just call it by its English name Easter but every ritual remains the same as in ancient Babylon. No longer do we keep Passover and eat Lamb as commanded by The Messiah (strengthening the Law of YHVH) as he kept Passover on the 14th of Abib (eve of Passover) just before he gave his body as The Passover Lamb: Luke 22:19 And when he had taken some bread and given thanks (on the eve of Passover), He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This (Passover Dinner) is My body (Passover Lamb) which is given (sacrificed) for you; do this (keep Passover) in remembrance of Me.

Part 7

But do we do it? No… we now keep Ishtar and eat HAM!!! The most abominable “beast” in The Torah. The fact, that Jesus of the Christian Church is in reality the Babylonian Tammuz, reincarnated Nimrod son of Ba’al to this day is denied by Christianity as they have been given over by God to believe a lie. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 10 He (God) will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned (judged) who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

More about the Rosary:

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. (she is not the mother of God. She as a goddess is a figment of Catholic imaginations. They are but prayers to a dead woman in her grave that cannot see, hear, move or act in any manner, she has been stone cold and totally dead for two thousand years, and will not be resurrected until Jesus Christ returns to earth to gather His elect from the four winds of all heaven and earth)

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O GOD, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. The Angelic Salutation (Hail Mary) [Pray three times] Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ and not God, was a sinner like all of the rest of humanity. She needs the sacrifice of her Son Jesus Christ every bit as much as you and I do. She was not a perpetual virgin as Catholicism claims. According to Matthew 1:25 which calls Christ her first born. Christ had blood brothers.

After each decade say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: "O my Jesus, forgive us.

-Some comments below-

Now again once more, tell me where we can find these instructions in the inspired Word of God. Well, the truth is we cannot find them there at all because it is unscriptural, untrue, against the truth of God, and is the doctrine of demons. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.' (NIV) Matthew 15:9 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (KJV) Mark 7:7 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. (KJV)

Isaiah 28: 9 If we ever hope to understand the awesome truth of God, it will require that we wean ourselves from the milk of the Word, and through research and seeking out the truth of God we move steadily toward becoming mature Christians.

-More on Lent:

(CNN) Starting on Ash Wednesday, more than 1 billion Christians around the world will enter the season of Lent, a time of solemn spiritual preparation for Easter, ( another pagan originated day brought into Christianity by way of the Babylon of confusion ) the culmination of the church's calendar. Despite its ancient history (Lent became standardized in the Catholic Church around the year 325) myths about Lenten traditions abound. Here are five of the most common, as well as one fact that may surprise you.

Myth 1: Lent is 40 days

Counting from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, there are 46 days. Then why do we always refer to the 40 days of Lent? The 40 days of fasting during Lent do not include Sundays.

Every Sunday Christians commemorate the day of Christ's resurrection, thus, Sunday by its nature is a day of joy and celebration. The Sundays during Lent are not prescribed days of fasting and abstinence, so meat is permitted.

Myth 2: Lent ends on Easter Sunday

Lent ends on Holy Thursday. The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18 this year, and ends on Holy Thursday, April 2, which commemorates Jesus' last supper with his disciples. As stated in the Catholic Church's "General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar," the Easter triduum (Latin for "three days") begins with the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, and includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday. It closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday.

Myth 3: Catholics abstain from meat during Lent

Only on Fridays during Lent are Catholics required to abstain from meat in remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus made on Good Friday. According to abstinence laws, meat includes warm-blooded animals and birds. Fish and other cold-blooded animals are not prohibited. Local Catholic bishops may determine specific prescripts about what foods are included in abstinence. This can lead to interesting exceptions. For instance, in the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, eating muskrat is allowable on Fridays during Lent. Puffin, beaver and alligator are permissible in some places, too -- provided your local butcher has good connections!

Myth 4: The Pope decides the date of Easter

Thanks in part to astronomers who figured out when all full moons would occur, for nearly 1,700 years Easter has fallen on the first Sunday after the Paschal, or Passover, full moon. The earliest possible date of Easter is March 22, and the latest is April 25. This year Easter is on April 5. The way to calculate the date of Easter was determined at a meeting of church bishops and others called the Council of Nicea in 325 near Constantinople in what is now modern day Turkey.

Myth 5: Jesus went into the desert for 40 days before he was put to death

Actually, Jesus spent 40 days in the desert before beginning his public ministry, several years before he was crucified. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke -- individual, yet similar, interpretations of Christ's message -- each tell of Jesus spending 40 days in the desert, where he fasted, prayed and was tempted by the devil. After this he went to Galilee where he called his first disciples and began his public ministry. The 40 days of Lent are a time to remember and imitate the life and ministry of Jesus as Christians prepare to commemorate his death and resurrection at Easter.

Fact: Since 1975, American Catholics have donated $250 million during Lent to feed the hungry around the world

Catholic Relief Service's Rice Bowl project began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, 40 years ago, when Americans began to take up a collection to help a famine in West Africa. More than 13,000 faith communities participated in CRS Rice Bowl last Lent. This is commendable to say the least, they have done many wonderful things for the good of mankind. But through their teachings are the faithful being manipulated, intimidated and influenced to buy their way into the kingdom of God? Assuming that good works equate somehow to their salvation? Consider the comments of those folks in the future being denied access into the kingdom of God. …Matthew7:21"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22"Many will say to Me on that day, (of the first resurrection) 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

Take note here how many it was that were being denied entrance at that time into the kingdom of God, as Jesus Christ had the angels of God gathering His elect from the four winds of all heaven and earth. It was the many, millions could be a number to qualify as being the many talked to by Christ here. The millions however would have been among the living at that time, those long since being dead would have had no voice. All of those alive at the time whom had refused to believe the Word of God, had refused to believe that Jesus Christ was whom He claimed to be. The Savior of all mankind and in fact and in truth, the Savior of all of His creation. Lent is nowhere mentioned in the Word of God, yet it has become an important part of their custom, ritual and tradition. Teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men.

Ash Wednesday: Catholics and others that practice putting ashes on their forehead on Ash Wednesday, have been taught to do this by their church in humble service to Christ just prior to Lent. They have been taught many responses when someone asks them about the smudge on their forehead. All of the responses good and upright and hooked to the Word of God in some manner. But does this have anything at all to do with the observance of something that has no biblical authority connected to it? We don’t have to guess about it, check these words of truth out in Revelation 22:18-19 King James Version (KJV) 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

First then, we have a pagan originated time called Easter nowhere in scripture a commanded observance by God. Then we have the 40 days prior to Easter preparing ourselves for it in a time called Lent, nowhere in the word of God a commanded observance. Then prior to that we have Ash Wednesday. Since Ash Wednesday, Lent then Easter itself is not anywhere in the bible commanded and Ash Wednesday is being hooked to that, are we then deciding for ourselves how to go about worshiping God as if His instruction in His Word are not enough and we need to add to them in our own way in order to be more holy and righteous than Christ Himself? Since it is not authorized and commanded by God, it comes under the authority and power of man as an addition beyond the hand of Jesus Christ and therefore becomes just one more custom, ritual and tradition as a burden to lay upon the people of God. I remind you where in the scripture it was earlier explained in this piece, how Christ upbraided the people of God, the religious leaders of His time for laying burdens upon His people beyond the Word of God. Jesus Christ had very few good things to say to those leaders, the people of God at that time. He changes not, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. His position today would be exactly like it was back then.

-God has given me a mind to think and reason wit-In years past I was in a discussion with a Catholic friend about Catholic teachings. About such things that I had come to believe that were unscriptural and therefore against and opposed to the Word of God. His response to me was he preferred to stick with a name brand. The Catholic church to him being a multiple million-member church was a brand name. There are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, according to Vatican figures. More than 40% of the world's Catholics live in Latin America - but Africa has seen the biggest growth in Catholic congregations in recent years. My friend then associated the large number of believers as the criterion for accepting and believing it, as the truth of God. I reject this reasoning and could not disagree with him more if I tried. When it comes to the Word of God I consider myself to be an army of one in understanding truth as opposed to fiction. We will not on some future day come before God as a large or even a small group to answer for or account for our actions and beliefs. We will all have to come before Him as individuals to account for ourselves personally.

Therefore, I consider myself to be an army of one within the army of God. The mega churches that continue to fleece the flock by peddling their deception will have to look elsewhere for a warm body to bring into their fold. To then order them to send their hard earned tithes and offerings to God whose address is somewhere in California, North Carolina, Po-Dunk, Tim-Buck-too or where ever else their post office box to receive it is located. The Word of God tells me that I do not need any man to teach me, the Holy Spirit will lead me into all truth. 1 John 2:26-27 (KJV) These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

After following the commandment of God to come out of the Babylon of confusion as directed in Revelation 18:4... The Holy Spirit of God has revealed many things to me that prior to that time were unknown by me. While only God knows who those are that will belong to His team known as the elect, to rule with Christ for a thousand years, we should be able to determine with a certainty, that number will have to come from those whom believe that Jesus Christ is whom He claims to be, those believing the Word of God.

-The first resurrection is the preferred one-

I do not consider it a desire in my nature to step up and rule with Jesus Christ at His return, at the first resurrection. To my carnal mind it conjures up visions of too much responsibility to suit me. And yet if Christ is able to see something within me that is usable to Him at that time, it is what I desire to do. I am already doing the best that I know to do in seeking out and searching for His truth to pass on to others all around the world by way of the internet. I am not brain dead; I know that it is Jesus Christ that has brought me to the godly understanding that has been revealed to me. I have a ninth grade education and lack in writing skills. Do not understand or use proper sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, or words at times, yet many have told me that regardless of these drawbacks, I am quite easily understood.

So yes! I know that I am getting a lot of help. Therefore, I hope that God will continue to use me in any way that He decides that I am useful. (knowing the end from the beginning, He already knows who the chosen few, the elect of God will be) Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge (the elect) was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, (the elect) and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. (the elect) They came to life (resurrected to immortal, spirit life) and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years. —Revelation 20:4-6 (ESV)

-Who will teach us the Word of God?

While I understand that I do not need any man to teach me, still I have learned from dedicated individuals that I fellowship with, others that have written the truth of God on the internet and helped me into a better understanding on certain subjects, as well as sincere individuals in their own service to God. It is always free and I always have the option to accept or reject, unlike church membership that requires one to believe and accept as truth their own doctrines that are often the commandments of men.  John 16: 12 "I (Christ) have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. Christ is holding many things back now because we have not been weaned (drawn from the breast) from the milk of His Word. 13"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14"He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.…

I do not have anything to sell, freely I have received, freely I should give. No one is under any obligation to believe me as an individual. However, I have counted the costs. I know by teaching the Word of God I will incur a stricter judgment. I am willing to accept this condition in order that I may help others to understand the truth of God. James 3: 1 - 2 Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.… I make no claim of perfection. It is however to our advantage to accept and to believe the true Word of God. We are all, without any exceptions, going to be saved and belong to the kingdom of God, that is a done deal already having been taken care of by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

The only ones being resurrected to immortal, spirit life at the return of Jesus Christ however, will be the chosen few, the elect of God, to be in the first resurrection to rule here on earth with Jesus Christ for a thousand years. All of the rest will have to wait for the 2nd resurrection a thousand years later known too as the great white throne judgment. At that time, the then living and the dead of ages past, all will be called, all will come, all will repent willingly and all will be saved according as God has ordained it to be. Do yourself a great favor if you are computer literate. Google up… Universal Salvation.org It will be a changing day in your life, if only you will read it.

-More hocus pocus-

Eating Fish on Fridays… Until just recently, partly at least in honor of the half man half fish god Dagon, it has been the custom ritual and tradition of the Catholic church to eat fish on Fridays. What has this got to do with the truth of God. NOTHING! Absolutely nothing at all. What does the fish head (MITRE) covering that the Pope wears on his head have to do with God or His truth? NOTHING! Absolutely nothing at all. It has to do with the half man half fish god Dagon. It has everything to do with idolatry.

-Are we the frog in the pan?

My observations here: The Babylon of confusion, hence the orthodox Christian church, most all of Christendom, operate and teach as their doctrine, some or all of the above abominations of God, as truth to their congregations. None of them have the least bit of truth in them, not one tiny bit. They are all the doctrines of demons. Brought into the church by the subtle influence of the devil and Satan. My research has shown that there are approximately 41,000 Christian denominations/churches around the globe, I believe there are many times more than that, but using that figure we ought to be able to make a determination as to the validity of what they are preaching and teaching as the truth of God, since they are all believing and teaching a different gospel. The Catholic church and her Protestant prostitute daughters, coming out of her and most all of the Babylon of confusion, which includes this worlds religious systems claiming to be the true church.

They all will be preaching and teaching a different message than the next one. Since God is not the author of confusion we should be able to conclude that there is only one true church here on earth and it is the one that Christ is building that the gates of hell shall not prevail against. Not a church of brick and mortar with four walls and religious trinkets.

Priests with fancy robes and tassels, chanting in a language no one can understand. God is spirit, we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. If we accept as fact and suppose that the church that Christ is building is among those 41,000 denominations/churches, or splinter groups, that leaves 40,999 churches and/or denominations that have been and still are teaching and preaching something other than the truth of God.

If we find ourselves hooked into a church that is teaching any of the above, or if we are just sitting by on our haunches and allowing our congregations to continue believing as truth that which is coming from the table of demons, it will cost us in the end. Satan has this world solidly in his grasp, hook, line and sinker, but like a frog in a pan of water upon the stove where the temperature begins to rise slowly, he will just sit there relaxed and comfortable, never even crossing his mind to jump out while he is being boiled to death. Likewise, we have all been lulled into a comfortable and relaxing posture, as we docilely accept and believe half-truths, and outright lies from the ministers of Satan, No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore, it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. (2nd Corinthians 11:14 -15)

While all along Christianity continue to dig their heels in and refuse to believe our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins." ( John 8:23-24 ) Whom does Christ claim to be? He claims to be the Savior of the world, all of mankind, and in fact all of creation. So as the frog allowed himself to be boiled to death in comfort and compliancy, in like manner will we continue to allow ourselves to become comfortable and complacent in following after custom, ritual and tradition? Or will we instead be jumping out of the pan of deception commanded by God in Revelation 18: 4? Or will we allow ourselves to be boiled to death instead of believing the truth of God?

The people of God around the world, Catholics and protesting Catholic alike, now being known as Protestants, have been, are now and seemingly will continue on involving themselves in their spiritual calisthenics, becoming religious contortionists in order to continue on within the comfort zone they have become comfortable in following after the custom, ritual and traditions of men. Not wanting to give up or give in to the actual Word of God, we hear them justify getting all wrapped up in counterfeit Christian celebrations and activities by mouthing such things as, it is what our church believes and teaches us to follow. Or, it’s just innocent fun and we do it for the kids. Or, we are worshipping God in a way that He approves of. Or, it is what our family has always done. Or, an endless number of excuses to justify themselves following after custom, ritual and tradition as opposed to the real and true Word of our God.

Since most of these days, times and seasons I have exposed here have in some way had the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ attached to them to make them seem good, upright and righteous and approved of God, in doing so, they are both profaning the name of God and taking His name in vain. So as a spiritual contortionist we have some options. We can continue on twisting and turning the false concept of custom, ritual and tradition into what we have been taught to accept as the truth of God, we can follow along by celebrating these pagan originated times and season because the other guy does, (however, remember you must proceed at your own risk, we all will be judged individually) or we can do as the custom of the Berean’s was to do by seeking and searching out the truth from the deception. I will add a short piece later about the Bereans, but first we need to understand what profaning or taking the name of God in vain is all about.

-Profaning and taking the name of God in vain-

Profane: To treat (something sacred) with irreverence or disrespect. ( such as attaching the name of Christ to a pagan time and season.) The definition of profane is something that is obscene or contrary to religious teachings. An example of profane is pornography. ( Isn’t  such things as I have been writing about here, like attaching the name of God and Jesus Christ where it doesn’t belong, like the preaching, teaching and believing as the truth of God, such as they of counterfeit Christianity, the Babylon of confusion, and the present day religious systems have done and continue to do, enough to identify the present religious state of the world? Now we can add to that and identify the observance and celebrators of pagan origin times, seasons and days as if the were being God authorized, also as pornographic Christianity. Something that God commands us to come out of in Revelation 18:4.  Yet we as Christians follow right along in lock step with the celebrating of these detestable days, times and seasons. May God have mercy on our soul. )

Taking the name of God in vain: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" (KJV; also "You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God" (NRSV) and variants) is one of the Ten Commandments. It is a prohibition of blasphemy, specifically, the misuse or "taking in vain" of the name of the God of Israel. Exodus 20:7 reads: "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." (KJV).[

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary.  (a.) Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.

2. (a.) Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.

3. (a.) Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.

4. (a.) Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.

5. (v.) To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.

6. (v.) To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people and said, “How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people answered him not a word.

It should have become abundantly clear at this point in time, to everyone having read this far, that our false religious system has both taken the name of God ( Jesus Christ ) in vain and likewise have profaned it by attaching it to pagan times and seasons that have nothing at all to with the wonderful truth of God, in their attempt to legitimize the times and seasons and cause it to appear God authorized. How distasteful, rancid and putrid it must be in the nostrils of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, having Their name desecrated and polluted in such a manner. That His people have become so far removed from his truth and have allowed themselves to be deceived by Satan and his ministers. 2nd Corinthians 11: 13 -For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants ( ministers ) also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. We go on here then to 2nd Corinthians 4 : 4 where we learn additional truth through the Word of God. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. I hope we are able to discern the reason for their unbelief, the reason why they are unable to understand  the truth of God? 2nd Thessalonians 2: 10 - 11 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. We can’t pass the buck off here on our church, their ministers, our up-bringing or the custom, ritual and traditions we have become accustomed to. For our accepting and believing as the truth of God, that which has come slithering into our minds and hearts from the table of demons. We must accept the responsibility upon ourselves once we hear or see the truth of the matter. Christianity is not intended to be a spectator only activity, it requires a positive action on our part. Come out of her ( the Babylon of confusion ) my people!

Will we remain enemies of God?

The Word of God tells us to misuse His name or to take His name in vain identifies that individual or group as His enemies. That the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless whom misuses His name. Psalm 139:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) For they speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies take Your name in vain. Then we see here in 2nd Timothy 2: 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; Appropriating  for any reason and using the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in any fashion to make it appear holy and righteous in any past historic rank, evil and detestable times, seasons, celebrations, of debauchery of every nature, as the Babylon of confusion has done, then attaching the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior to them in any sense, in my mind constitutes disowning Him in every aspect. Going along to get along by involving oneself in the celebrations in any fashion, dishonors the name of God and His Son Jesus Christ. Consequently if that be the case, and I believe it is. Anyone guilty of so doing should expect the One that cannot lie, to be disowning them.

So in every angle we want to examine and look at accepting as the truth of God in the list I documented a few paragraphs back, it should become clear there is no truth at all in any of them. Of course it does require that we accept as truth and believe the Word of God. Exodus 20:7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Then just in case we missed the point in Exodus, we see it again here in Deuteronomy 5:11 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Are There Any Bereans Today?


Bobby K. Thompson writes: Concerning the people in the Macedonian city of Berea, Luke relates a very refreshing evaluation: "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few." (Acts 17:11-12). When the word of the Lord was preached to these people, they manifested outstanding characteristics that all individuals would do well to practice. There are various and sundry reactions to the preaching of God's word. The Bereans demonstrated the proper attitude that hearers should have. Consider the outstanding qualities that they evidenced by their actions and then ask yourself if there are any Bereans today. They were free of prejudice. "they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Hearers filled with prejudice would not have done this. How different the Bereans were as compared to some of the Lord's own countrymen: "For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their ears they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." (Matthew 13:15). Jesus quoted from the prophecy of Isaiah 6:9-10 which applied to the reaction of these people to His teaching. Prejudice involves folly and shame! The wise man wrote: "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him." (Proverbs 18:13). Prejudice is the lock on the door of the closed mind; the ignorance we usually mistake for reason; the first enemy of information and progress; it is intellectual stigmatism; a perfect combination of conceit and ignorance. Prejudice never saved a soul, nor settled any question in the light of truth and justice. It is the defense of the devil, the shell of a petrified mind and the ceiling on understanding. There is a principle which is a bar against all information and proof against argument. It cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation before investigation. This the Bereans did not practice! Are there any Bereans today? How about ourselves? Consider this, do we have a readiness of mind to investigate or are we motivated by prejudice?

Not Gullible. This was another quality of the Bereans that was outstanding. Gullible is defined: "easily cheated or tricked; credulous". While some people are not prejudice, they are gullible to the extent of accepting almost anything that is taught them. We should be of a mind to investigate and then make the proper investigation as the Bereans did. "and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." So many today are content to accept most anything and in so doing they are not like the Bereans. We are admonished to: "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." (I Thessalonians 5:21). Again, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (I John 4:1). Anyone who is sincere does not object to his teaching being examined by the scriptures as to whether those things are so. It is an element of insincerity when preachers object to what they teach being "tried" by the word of God.

Energetic. These people evidence an energetic spirit by searching the scriptures daily. The scriptures that were available to them doubtlessly involved the Old Testament scriptures that were available in the synagogues. These scriptures were written on material that constituted considerable effort in searching. Yet, they did this daily! The lazy, indolent type would have been weighed in the balances and found wanting when confronted with this rather tedious work. Are there any Bereans today? In a day when the scriptures are so conveniently arranged in books, chapters and verses and when Bibles are available that abound in concordances and other types of helps to locate various passages, surely Bereans should exist on every hand! But the pathetic thing is that there is a lack of them. Even members of the church do not qualify at times. They are so lazy in studying the word of God that they neglect preparing the Bible lessons themselves or taking the time to help their children do the same. If they had the spirit of the Bereans, somewhere along the line, they lost it. We need to heed Paul's admonition: "not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord." (Romans 12:11). The Bereans were not willingly ignorant. (II Peter 3:3-7). They were receptive to the will of God. They were more than hearers. Whatever may be our attitude in hearing God's word, we must be obedient to the truth. "therefore many of them believed". May the Lord help all of us today to have the spirit of the Bereans. ( end quote )

By Bobby K. Thompson
>From Expository Files 13.7; July 2006

My contribution in revealing the truth of God

I have done the best that I know how to do in bringing spiritual understanding before the people of God. People that already claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, ( or any one else that might be reading this now ) but for whatever reason being in denial of His truth. Denying that He is whom He claims to be. The Savior of all mankind and in truth and in fact the Savior of all creation. My friends, my brothers and sisters in the Lord, you that accuse me of preaching to the choir, you are right, that is exactly what I am doing. ( Attempting to teach those whom have already accepted Christ as their Savior, while refusing to believe He is whom He claims to be  ) I have developed a love for the truth of God and a desire to pass it on to others. When I recognize my brothers and sisters in the Lord that are still being locked into accepting and believing as the truth of God that which consists of the customs, rituals and traditions of men, I want to help them come out of spiritual darkness and into the wonderful light of the actual truth of God. I am acquainted with many folks calling themselves Christians that I can and do identify with and call my brothers and sisters in Christ. Many if not most, or all of them probably doing a better job of serving their fellowman than myself. A Christian trait that is very commendable and not to be diminished in any way. Bending our backs and doing many wonderful things in selfless duty to others, without question is to be admired and appreciated by everyone.

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It should not however be mistaken for something to secure our own salvation with. That would constitute salvation by works. It would also be in denial of the one and only way that all of mankind have already been saved, ( not something that is going to happen) and that being through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, A one time sacrifice for all.

Hebrews 10:10 For God's will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time. (NLT) Yet, I feel as though many are still counting on their good deeds to count towards their salvation. In fact the Word of God backs this up in,  Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, ( judgment ) Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? But consider the reply of Christ in, Matthew 7:23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Then Christ added to this in the book of  Luke 13:23-24 and 28, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able ... There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” The Babylon of confusion do a slight of hand on this scripture, knowing their spell bound converts will never question it. By substituting the word heaven as meaning what the Word of God identifies as The Kingdom of God” They have just polluted the Word of God to mean something altogether different than what the truth is. Heaven and the kingdom of God are two completely different things. The kingdom of God will be here on earth where Jesus Christ and the elect of God will be ruling for a thousand years as evidenced by the sample prayer we see here. "So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 'Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven… Matthew 6: 8 - 10. The Father God is in heaven, Christ and His elect will be here on earth.

A key to understanding the truth of God

Matthew 7:23 is to me a key to understanding the truth of God concerning whom He is addressing here. “ I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness”. and how it either applies to our salvation or has nothing at all to do with it. At the judgment when Christ has returned to gather His elect, the chosen few out of the many being gathered from the four winds of all heaven and earth. Those He has hand picked to rule with Him for a thousand years during the millennium, who are out of the many being talked about in Matthew 7:22 that tell of all their good works?  It seems to me that those being addressed here has to be those Christians alive yet on earth whom are supposing themselves to be in the number identified as the elect of God. Therefore expecting to be changed into immortal, spirit beings to rule with Jesus Christ. It is not likely to be all of the followers of Christ through all ages that have died and are in their graves, only those followers that have believed He is whom He claims to be. Christ would hardly resurrect them back to life to tell them they had not qualified, had not made it, then to send them back into their graves. Their words ( those Christ was addressing there ) would have given themselves away, they expected their good works to have a bearing on being picked as the elect. To have a bearing upon their salvation, but that is a false assumption. It is an affront to God. Affront   a personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display of disrespect; intentional slight; insult: an offense to one's dignity or an affront to God and His Christ... Being in denial of His Word making God to be a liar. 1 John 5: 9 - 11 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son. The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.… Notice the past tense… has given! Not something that needs yet to happen.

Why is unbelief an affront to God?

Any assumption that it takes anything at all beyond the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ to reconcile everything in heaven and earth back to Himself is a lie of monumental proportions, coming from Satan the god of this world, which there is no truth in Satan what so ever. The slightest supposition that anything else is needed to save all of mankind besides Christ, must grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Everything contrary to the truth of God, man has learned and been taught from the Babylon of confusion. In heavy helpings of custom, ritual and the traditions of men as opposed to the awesome truth of God. Still mankind, those being made in His image and likeness, those claiming to be Christians, those claiming to be followers of Jesus Christ, those supposedly emulating and imitating Him, remain in denial of His Word, His truth. That truth, the salvation of all of mankind and all of creation being reconciled back to God was accomplished two thousand years ago. There is not the slightest question or doubt in the minds of truth believers on this, those which have received the love of the truth quickly acknowledge this truth…. The words that Jesus Christ spoke immediately before His excruciatingly painful death, It Is Finished! Are to be understood exactly the way they were written to mean, coming from the mouth of our suffering Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. John 19: 28 - 30  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

What was it that was finished?

We can find part of the answer to that question in the book of Colossians. And through him ( Jesus Christ ) to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1: 20. God the Father had given His Son Jesus Christ all power and authority in heaven and on the earth. Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. God the Father had charged His Son Jesus Christ with the responsibility to reconcile all of mankind and all of creation back to Himself. Being perfect in righteousness through out His ( Christ’ ) physical life here on earth had made Him of more value than all of humanity combined, past, present and/or future.





There-by qualifying Himself as a suitable sacrifice, to give His own life to take away, to remove every past, present or future sin from all creation. When He said, “it is finished” He knew He had accomplished the work and the purpose for which His Father had sent Him to do. From that point in time and for all eternity, all of our sins have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. Psalm 103: 12. It is not something put on hold depending upon how good or how bad we live our lives out here on earth. We have been declared sin free and righteous because of what Christ did for us that we never would have been able to do for ourselves. Thank God for the prayer of Christ to His Father, that has been answered. Luke 23: 33- 35 When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them;   ( Christ was asking His Father to forgive all of mankind, and He has ) for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One."…

Christ suffered and died once for all

Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Hebrews 9:26. Most all of the world are in the same quandary as those during the time that Christ was here on the earth as a physical person. Still, they know not what they do. Professing Christians, skeptics, infidels, heretics, idolaters, atheists, agnostics, pagans, unbelievers and heathen alike, know not what they do. God who works all things out after His own council as we see here in Ephesians 1: 11, had devised a plan before the world began to save all of humanity in Titus 1: 2  in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began. God tells us that His purpose shall stand, that He will do all of His pleasure.  His pleasure my friends, my brothers and sisters is to reproduce Himself in mankind. To make us in His image in His likeness, to be as He and His Son Jesus Christ now are. Immortal, spirit beings that can never die. To have life as They have life. This my dear ones is the true gospel message that your church has not told you about. Simply because they have not been given to understand it themselves. All the more reason why we should take it upon ourselves to seek and search out the truth of God for ourselves. At the very least, when it is being pointed out to us as I am now doing with the Word of God in support of it, we owe it to ourselves to give it serious consideration. Lack of education is a lame excuse. I have a ninth grade education and have been given a love of the truth of God. His Holy Spirit continues to lead me into all truth as promised. You have the option to accept or reject it. I do not claim any of this as my own doing, it is all of God to will and to do His good pleasure.

Continuing on about the finished work of Christ

( Colossians 1: 15-20 ) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1: 20

( 1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28 ) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. ( The exact same all that die will all be made alive ) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. ( after death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life ) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

Notice: ( Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but  all in all of mankind, and in fact all of creation )

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary  Colossians 1:15-23 Christ in his human nature, is the visible discovery of the invisible God, and he that hath seen Him hath seen the Father. Let us adore these mysteries in humble faith, and behold the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus. He was born or begotten before all the creation, before any creature was made; which is the Scripture way of representing eternity, and by which the eternity of God is represented to us. All things being created by Him, were created for him; being made by his power, they were made according to his pleasure, and for his praise and glory. He not only created them all at first, but it is by the word of his power that they are upheld. Christ as Mediator is the Head of the body, the church; all grace and strength are from him; and the church is his body. All fulness dwells in him; a fulness of merit and righteousness, of strength and grace for us. God showed his justice in requiring full satisfaction. This mode of redeeming mankind by the death of Christ was most suitable. Here is presented to our view the method of being reconciled. And that, notwithstanding the hatred of sin on God's part, it pleased God to reconcile fallen man to himself. If convinced that we were enemies in our minds by wicked works, and that we are now reconciled to God by the sacrifice and death of Christ in our nature, we shall not attempt to explain away, nor yet think fully to comprehend these mysteries; but we shall see the glory of this plan of redemption, and rejoice in the hope set before us. If this be so, that God's love is so great to us, what shall we do now for God? Be frequent in prayer, and abound in holy duties; and live no more to yourselves, but to Christ. Christ died for us. But wherefore? That we should still live in sin? No; but that we should die to sin, and live henceforth not to ourselves, but to Him.





Unlearning before learning

It is easier to learn the truth of God without ever having been exposed to it. Without ever having heard about it, rather than having first to have to unlearn mountains of misinformation, half truths and outright lies that the Babylon of confusion have been peddling for so many years to their converts around the world. In this way the heathen, the atheists, the agnostics, the unbelievers, along with those that have never heard the name of Jesus Christ before, may be blessed in their ignorance. Once God decides the time is right for all to understand His Word and His way, under His guidance and leadership it will be, so to speak, a walk in the park. The job in helping that to happen my brothers, sisters and friends, will be assigned to those few chosen ones known as the elect of God ruling with Christ during the thousand year millennium reign here on earth. Those accepting and believing the truth of God of all that have ever lived, as well as those remaining alive here on earth at His return. The dead in Christ to be resurrected and/or changed into immortal, spirit beings as God and Christ now are. To help guide and direct mankind in the way that they should go. Isaiah 30: 20-22 Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left. And you will defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold.

Will it be a time for action?

( It will be a time to get rid of a weather beaten cracked with age plastic doll representing little baby Jesus, that we drag out from a stored box every year to display in our yards. One that cannot stand, walk, speak or move by itself and must be carried. a time to get rid of a fat man that sees you when you are sleeping and knows when you’re awake, a Christ replacement. a time to get rid of a bunny rabbit that lays colored eggs and hides them for kids to find. As well as all other idolatry being practiced that I have focused on in this writing.) You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to them, "Be gone!"… This will continue on until all of mankind will know the Lord. I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. Isaiah 54:13 Then on down to Hebrews where we see this. And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. Hebrews 8:11 Then again in Jeremiah, something that we need to take to heart, we need to believe the Word of God, it will happen. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

A parting shot

We the people of God have so much more idolatry surrounding us where we live, in our homes, on the street, in the country side, in our towns and villages, in our cities, in every direction we care to look in, than one out of a thousand or maybe even one out of a million are aware of. Even our cemeteries contain God forbidden, images and idolatrous relics of a pagan nature. A whole book could be written in an attempt to identify and to point them out. I will not be doing that today, I have written booklets on the subject before and it has boggled my mind to find through research, the many aspects of paganism, and idolatry that exists right out in the open for all to see as if it was pure and righteous and pleasing to God. In truth and in fact it is all an abomination to God and at some future point in time I would expect Him to have it all turned to ashes and dust. I believe that we are living in perilous times, the wheels are coming off our godless, liberal society and we’re heading for the ditch. Our leaders ( may God bless them! ) are not able to keep up with these perilous, national and troubled world situations that become stacked one on top of the other waiting for a solution. Where will the next terrorist strike be aimed?  How many will die in this one? How many families will have to suffer in silence after loosing loved ones? Is the bubble about ready to burst? Are we approaching the time when God has seen enough of the misguided rule of man? Will He soon step in and begin an end to our misery by letting us reap what we have sown? Will this soon be the end of civilization as we know it? Are we closing in on the great tribulation? Is it time that we as individuals get serious ourselves about the actual truth of God? Will our church attendance be little more than a social occasion to be able to eat one more delicious pot luck meal prepared by the church ladies? Or will we begin to take it upon ourselves to ferret out the truth?

Keep this in mind

This letter is not an extension of fear religion. I have documented from the Word of God and have told you the reader all the way through, right up front, that every single one of us are going to be saved and belong in the kingdom of God. I have told you that it has already been done. There is not one thing that we have to do, or can do to insure that happening. Jesus Christ has done it all for us, and it cannot be stopped, we have no say at all in the matter, we don‘t get a vote. The purpose and plan of God before the world began was to reproduce Himself in mankind, all of mankind. And as His purpose cannot be deterred, it is going to come to pass, and already has, we’re being called gods in the Word of God. I do not charge anybody for anything, I stand all expense myself. I will not accept payment, freely I have received, freely I must give. I give these writings out to others as I am able to afford it, and will have it published to our website… www.thetruthstandsout.com or just Google my whole name… Leith Lyman Cunningham and it will pop right up.

My motivation to expound upon the truth of God is four fold. #1. I have been given the love of the truth and have a desire to pass it on to others. #2. I feel the prod of God on me to do it. #3. Seeking and searching out the truth for others causes me to spend much time on my computer checking out the Word and the way of God. #4. It is what God has commanded that we do. This works well in helping me stay attuned to His Word and continue to gain godly truth, understanding and knowledge that heretofore I had not known. It is exciting, fulfilling and I feel driven to do it. Therefore, it becomes a win, win situation.  I hope it helps you in your own walk with God. May God bless it, if it His will to have it used. I ask this in the name of His Son Jesus Christ… Amen!

Leith Lyman Cunningham www.thetruthstandsout.com