Introduction to the Bible

Just about every US bookstore and library has a Bible. Eighty-two percent of American households possess at least one Bible. Sixty-six percent of American’s have “expressed at least some curiosity to know more about what the bible says.” The Bible covers a lot of ground, yet it says the same things over and over from the very start, all the way to the very end. It starts at a time before Adam and ends pointing to a time that is still yet to come. The Bible is a book that is very rarely read or understood, yet is in almost every US household. What path has the Bible taken to what is so readily available today? Why should you read it?

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Are Your “Biblical” Beliefs in the Bible?

Many have come in God’s authority and have deceived the majority. This has been prophesied in God’s Word, the Bible, to come upon the world from the very beginning to the end.

Just as Eve was deceived by the serpent, so it says in the last book of the Bible, that “Old Serpent” has deceived the whole world. (Gen 3:13; Rev 12:9)

Let’s begin by looking at just a few things that have been said by God’s Son and His servants, the Prophets in His Word.

“Many shall come in My Name”

Jesus/Y’hoshua was asked by his disciples, what would be the signs of the end of the age. He answered them and said:

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Waiting for Rapture? You’re still here!

What is the doctrine of Rapture?

The idea of Rapture is NOT in the Bible! “According to some millenarian teaching, it is the “transport” of a “believer” from earth to heaven at the Second Coming of Christ.” They actually purport that “the chosen” will be lifted up bodily into the sky, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes behind.

Many characters in Roman mythology, including the Roman progenitor, Aeneas, have been lifted up bodily into heaven. He is recognized by them as the god, Jupiter, from whom they got the Black Madonna.  Millenarianism itself is actually based in Zoroastrianism which is an ancient pagan, Persian religion.

Bodily lift into Heaven
Belief in “Rapture”

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King James (KJV) Bible for America

In the recently published  Guardian’s list of the 100 best non-fiction books, the King James Bible comes in right under the wire at the 100 spot!  Amazing! The English-speaking, Anglo-Saxon peoples on both sides of the pond are enamored with the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. And why not? It’s their heritage! In fact the Bible is the best-selling and most widely distributed book of all time. Jerome’s Catholic Vulgate version was the first to be printed on the Gutenberg printing press introduced into the “Holy Roman Empire” around 1440 AD. It actually put the axe to the roots of Roman Catholicism since it has nothing to do with idolatrous Rome. The authorized King James Version was published in 1611 AD addressed to God’s people, the descendants of Israel. Many people have lost their lives and had unspeakable things done to them (i.e. The Inquisition) over this book throughout history.

Catholic priests burned all book of "heretics"
Catholic priests burning the books of the Cathari

The article states: “The first New England settlements always championed the use of the Geneva Bible, a text that appealed to separatist congregations. However, by a remarkable paradox, towards the end of the 17th century, the King James Bible had come to be treasured as much by Americans as by the British.”

To hear the complete story of how the English Bible came to be, click here for an informative video presented by The Firmament titled, “Origins of the Bible.” Continue reading “King James (KJV) Bible for America”

Let it Rain! Open the Windows of Heaven and Let it Rain!

God’s Word to the Righteous:

“Gather My Holy Ones/Elect together to Me; those that will make a Covenant with Me by an offering. And the heavens shall declare His righteousness: for God Himself is Judge. Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify before you: I am God, even your God. Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High:  And call upon Me in the Day of Tribulation: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Psalm 50

Let it Rain, by Michael W. Smith

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the Firmament shows His handiwork… Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the Sun…” Psalm 19

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Is it Easter? or Ishtar?

Worship of the Queen of Heaven

The pagan celebration of the worship of Ishtar, the Queen of Heaven, has morphed into what is now called “Easter.”  By changing the name they hoped to bury the origin of the worship of the Queen of Heaven, but we will expose the roots of this deception.  Today she is worshiped under the name, “Virgin Mary.” They change the names but the characters are the same.

In 2016 The National Retail Federation expected consumers to spend $17.3 billion, up considerably from what they spent in 2008 – that number was $14.4 billion!  This day definitely makes the merchants of the earth become very rich.

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What exactly about “Good Friday” is Good?

The Friday before “Easter” is celebrated in religious tradition as the day when Y’hoshua (Jesus) was crucified and placed in the tomb.  The day is called “Good Friday”.  It is difficult to imagine what sort of mindset would identify the day Y’hoshua was murdered as “Good.”  Some claim that the term “Good” simply means “pious” or “holy” but again, what is holy or pious about the day the “Son of God” was murdered?  Do you think that God considers the day his Son was killed to be Good?

Roman Catholic doctrine considers Jesus to be God incarnate.  It is even more absurd to think that men not only killed God but celebrate the deed.  What kind of god can be killed by his own creation?  Consider what happened to those who sought to kill God at the Tower of Babel.

"Good Friday"
The Murder of Y’hoshua – Good or Evil?

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What does Passover have to do with Easter?

What does Easter have to do with Passover? In a word: nothing! Both “holy days” are celebrated in the Spring and both are described as “abomination” in God’s Word. These designations are all they have in common. Easter originated in ancient Babylon as the worship of the “god” Tammuz and his mother, Ishtar/Ashtoreth and while they say Passover originates in the Torah, when looked at closely there is little resemblance to what they do and what is contained in the Book of Exodus and all the Law. Hebrews 10:1, says “the Law is a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the thing.”

The Laws of the Covenant

“You shall not make to yourselves any graven image… You shall not bow down to them nor serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God…”
Exo 20:4-5

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Is that Lent in your pocket?

During this time of year – some might ask – Why don’t you do lent?  My answer is Why do it?  Anyone who has had a child knows that the number one question asked of a parent is “Why?”  This is a valid question that must needs be answered here.  If you consider God’s Word, there is no mention of Lent the way it is practiced today.  Why?!  Lent is the pre-cursor to the most important “holy-day” according to some, so why is the practice not found in the Word of God?  Did Moses say “thou shalt put ash on your forehead on the Wednesday after Fat Tuesday and give up something for forty days?”  Most definitely-he did not!   Therefore – we can deduce that this practice has It’s roots elsewhere.

According to Alexander Hislop in his book The Two Babylons, the forty days’ abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess (Ishtar – Astarte – the Queen of Heaven) … 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, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing … Continue reading “Is that Lent in your pocket?”

Is Easter Holy?

Is Easter a true holiday, or holy day, in the eyes of God?  The majority of those calling themselves “Christian” think that they practice the customs of Easter in order to worship God; however, they are dead wrong.

Many were brought up to believe that Easter is a magical day celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, which involved painted eggs, the Easter Bunny, and hot cross buns.  It might spoil the fun, but every tradition surrounding Easter has its roots in paganism and, in reality, has nothing to do with Jesus at all.  In fact, if one looks up “Easter” in the dictionary, they will find the word “pagan” in the definition somewhere.  For example, Webster’s defines Easter as “originally a pagan festival in honor of the Goddess of Spring, Eastre, held in April”. Continue reading “Is Easter Holy?”