As of 2005 54% (3.6 billion people) of the world’s population considered themselves adherents of an “Abrahamic religion.” Christianity being the largest at 33%, Islam second at 21% and Judaism at 0.02%. All “Abrahamic religions” claim a direct lineage to the Biblical Patriarch, Abraham.
Jesus said, If you are the children of Abraham, you would do the works of Abraham. So let’s see how well connected these “religions” really are to Abraham!
The Cry, by White Heart
Warning! Listen for the Cry!
There is a warning to be given from the Book of Revelation in the end times: “If any man worship the ‘Beast’ and his image and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixer in the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone… and they have no rest day nor night who worship the ‘Beast’ and his image and whosoever receives the mark of his name.” (14:9-11)
Nimrod – The Father of Lies
Going back to the time of Noah after the Flood, Ham’s grandson, Nimrod, set up his kingdom of Babylon and reigned over the whole earth in a type of “united kingdom” or “one world” government. He sought to seat himself in heaven to displace God, who created heaven and earth, by building the famed Tower of Babel and deceived the whole world in his time. Can you imagine the stupidity! His intention was to climb up, kill God and then take His seat! This being a transgression and a rebellion against God, the builders were caused to become confused and have been ever since! Nimrod deified himself and his family and caused mankind to worship them. His grandfather Ham, the father of Egypt, Canaan, Libya and Ethiopia, was set up to be worshiped as the Sun. His father Cush helped set up the whole Pantheon beginning with twelve gods representing the constellations of the astrological Zodiac for the people to worship. This was the beginning of the mythological stories and idol worship that permeate the world’s religions to this day.
Idol Worship – Abraham the Iconoclast
Our father Abraham’s father, Terah, who was an officer of Nimrod, had twelve statues of these “gods” set around a room in his home where he went to worship them on a daily basis. When Abraham, who had spent his early years with Noah and Shem learning about God, was very angry with his father when he discovered what his father was doing. Through a sequence of events, he knocked down all the idols with a hatchet except the largest one and put the hatchet in its hand and blamed the whole knock down on it. Of course his father knew that couldn’t have happened! He said, “Is there in these gods any spirit or power to do all you have told me?”
Can your Idols hear your prayers?
Abraham answered his father and said, “How can you serve idols in whom there is no power to do anything? Can these idols in which you trust deliver you? Can they hear your prayers when you call on them to deliver you from the hands of your enemies, or will they fight your battles for you against your enemies, that you should stand before wood and stone which can neither speak nor hear? Are you so silly, so foolish or so short of understanding that you will serve wood and stone and do after this manner? And forget the LORD God who made the heaven and earth, and who created you in the earth, and thereby bring a great evil on your souls in this manner by serving wood and stone? Didn’t our fathers in days of old sin in this manner and the LORD God of the Universe brought the waters of the Flood on them and destroyed the whole earth? And how can you continue to do this and serve gods of wood and stone, who cannot hear, or speak, or deliver you from oppression, thereby bringing down the anger of the God of the Universe on you?”
Reprimand of Nimrod
What happened after that? His father turned him in to the king, Nimrod, who called him in to come before him. After giving an account of what happened the king said, “Had they power to speak and eat and do as you have said?” And Abraham replied, “And if there is no power in them, why do you serve them and cause the sons of men to err through your follies? Do you imagine that they can deliver you or do anything great or small that you should serve them? And why won’t you serve the God of the whole Universe, who created you and in whose power it is to kill and to keep alive? O foolish, stupid and ignorant king! Woe unto you forever! I thought you would teach your servants the upright way… but you have filled the whole earth with your sins and the sins of your people who have followed your ways. Don’t you know, or haven’t you heard that this evil you do, our ancestors sinned therein in the days of old, and the eternal God brought the waters of the Flood on them and destroyed them all, and also destroyed the whole earth on their account? And will you and your people rise up now and do like to this work, in order to bring down the anger of the LORD God of the Universe and to bring evil on you and the whole earth? …And if your wicked heart will not hearken to my words to cause you to forsake your evil ways and to serve the eternal God, then you will die in shame in the latter days, you, your people, and all who are connected with you, hearing your words or walking in your evil ways.”
The Sentence against Abraham
What happened after this? The king’s counselors advised him thus: “The man who reviles the king should be hanged on a tree (crucified!); but having done all the things he said, and having despised our gods, he must therefore be burned to death (Inquisition), for this is the law in this manner.”
The full account of this is written in The Book of Jasher, the Upright Record.
Subsequently, Abraham, after spending time in prison, was thrown into a furnace of fire from which God delivered him!
“The LORD loved Abram and He came down and delivered Abram from the fire and he was not burned.”
Nimrod, king of Babylon, and The Whore of Babylon
Nimrod was the founder and king of Babylon. There is a “whore of Babylon” spoken of in the Book of Revelation, chapters 17 & 18, who is called so because all her ways and worship practices stem from ancient Babylon. ‘Whore’ or ‘whoring’ is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as, to pursue a faithless, unworthy, or idolatrous desire; ‘Whoredom,’ idolatrous practices, adultery; a ‘whorehouse,’ a building of idolatrous worship practices. This is what the Commandment means: “You shall not commit adultery.” In the eyes of God, idolatry is adultery against Him.
The Children of Abraham, The Children of God vs The children of the devil
God not only rescued Abraham from Nimrod, He made a Covenant with him and promises concerning his children that come after him. “…Because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My Commandments, My statutes and My Laws…” (Gen 26:4-5)
Y’hoshua said to those High Priests who claim Abraham as their father, “…if you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.” He did exactly that and was hanged on a tree. Amazing the same sentence was pronounced against him by Rome! As many were also burned at the stake during the Inquisitions because they wouldn’t bow to the pope. To those priests who claim God as their Father he said this, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded forth and came from God: neither did I come of myself, but He sent me… You are of your father the devil… he is a liar and the father of it! …Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” (John 8:39-47, 56) “If you love me, keep my Commandments.” (John 14:15)
“You outwardly appear righteous to men but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity… You witness against yourselves that you are the children of them that killed the prophets, the apostles and all the Righteous.”
Put away false gods and Worship GOD alone!
And Joshua said to the children of Israel, “Now therefore, reverence the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and in Truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the Flood and in Egypt, and you serve the LORD.
And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you shall serve/worship; whether the gods which your fathers served/worshiped that were on the other side of the Flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD! …we will worship the LORD for He is our God!” (Josh 24:14-18)
Jesus/Y’hoshua reiterated, “Worship God, and Him only shall you serve.” (Matt 4:10)
The Hour of Judgment
Hear therefore the message you have heard from the beginning to the House of Israel: “Reverence God, and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come: and worship Him that made heaven and earth…” Rev 14:7
Babylon is Fallen!
Babylon is fallen, is fallen! That great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication/idolatry…” Rev 14:8
The ‘Mark’ of the Beast
If any one worship the ‘Beast’ and his image and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixer in the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone… and they have no rest day nor night who worship the ‘Beast’ and his image and whosoever receives the mark of his name.” (Rev 14:7-11)