False Prophets, Teachers and Leaders In the Laodicean Age and Revelation 10 – John Eats the Book

January 26, 2015

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False Prophets, Teachers and Leaders
in the Laodicean Age

By Lynette Schaefer

The Laodicea Church was the last of the seven churches talked about in the Book of Revelation 3:14-19.

The Message to the Laodicean Church Represents the Condition of the Church in this Seventh and Last Age in Which We Now Live. The name, Laodicea, means, "the people's rights". This in itself speaks prophetically of the Age in which we live.  This is an Age when the vast majority of individuals and groups of individuals demand "their rights".  This city was one of the most politically important and financially flourishing cities in Asia Minor. The Age in which we now live is constantly feeding on Political and financial news and forecasts – the dollar is their god and Politics is their Master. Laodicea was the seat of a great medical school. Its people were distinguished in the arts and sciences. It was often called the "metropolis" as it was the county seat, for twenty-five other cities.  The Age in which we live is distinguished above and beyond all others for it's great medical schools, it's Universities, the arts, sciences and Computer technology.  The prophet Daniel was surely speaking of this Age when he said "MANY shall run to and fro and Knowledge shall be increased"(Dan 12:4). The pagan god worshipped in Laodicea was Zeus. In fact this city was once called Diopolis (City of Zeus) in honor of their god.  In the fourth century an important church council was held there. The faith of the Christians in Laodicea was challenged by the influence of education, politics, prosperity and the customs of pagan religion.  The Age in which we live has been challenged by the same forces. The Laodicean Church was deceived and fell from Grace to disgrace – as the Scripture reference in Rev. 3:14-22 prove. Frequent earthquakes finally, caused its complete abandonment.  How fitting were the characteristics of this last age to represent the age in which we now live.  For example, they worshipped one god, Zeus, who was the chief and father of the gods.  This pointed to the twentieth century "one God, father-of-us-all" religious premise that sets forth the brotherhood of man, and is even now bringing together the Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, etc. with the intent that a mutual form of worship will increase our love, understanding, and care of each other.  The Catholics and Protestants are even now striving for, and actually gaining ground in this union with the avowed intent that all others will follow.  This very attitude was seen in the United Nations Organization when the world leaders refused to recognize any one individual concept of spiritual worship but recommended putting aside all those separate concepts with the hopes that all religions become leveled into one, for all desire the same goals, all have the same purposes and all are basically right. Notice the name, Laodicea, "the people's rights," or "justice of the peoples." Was there ever an age like the twentieth century church age that has seen ALL nations rising up and demanding equality, socially and financially?  This is the age of the communists where all men are supposedly equal, though it is only so in theory.  This is the age of political parties, who call themselves Christian Democrats, and Christian Socialists, Christian Commonwealth Federation, etc.  According to our liberal theologians Jesus was a socialist and the early church under the guidance of the Spirit practiced socialism, and thus we ought to do so today. When the ancients called Laodicea the metropolis it was looking forward to the one-world government that we are now setting up.  As we think of that city being the location of a great church council we see foreshadowed the ecumenical move taking place today, wherein very soon we will see all the "so-called" Christians come together.  Indeed, the church and state, religion and politics are coming together. The tares are being bound. The wheat will soon be ready for the garner. It was a city of earthquakes; such earthquakes as finally destroyed it. This age will end in God shaking the whole world that has gone off to make love with the old harlot (which we will talk about in chapter 17).  Not only will world systems crumble, but the very earth will be shaken and then renovated for the millennial reign of Christ. The city was rich, endowed by the wealthy. It was full of culture. Science abounded. How like today. The churches are rich. The worship is beautiful and formal, but cold and dead.  Culture and education have taken the place of the Spirit-given Word, and faith has been superseded by science, so that man is a victim of materialism. In every attribute ancient Laodicea is found reborn in the twentieth-century Laodicean Age. In the mercy of God, may those who have an ear to hear come out of her that they be not partakers of her sins and the consequent judgment – William Branham.

The Message to the Laodicean Church Represents the Condition of the Church in this Seventh and Last Age in Which We Now Live.
The name, Laodicea, means, “the people’s rights”. This in itself speaks prophetically of the Age in which we live.
This is an Age when the vast majority of individuals and groups of individuals demand “their rights”.
This city was one of the most politically important and financially flourishing cities in Asia Minor. The Age in which we now live is constantly feeding on Political and financial news and forecasts – the dollar is their god and Politics is their Master.
Laodicea was the seat of a great medical school. Its people were distinguished in the arts and sciences. It was often called the “metropolis” as it was the county seat, for twenty-five other cities.
The Age in which we live is distinguished above and beyond all others for it’s great medical schools, it’s Universities, the arts, sciences and Computer technology.
The prophet Daniel was surely speaking of this Age when he said “MANY shall run to and fro and Knowledge shall be increased”(Dan 12:4).
The pagan god worshiped in Laodicea was Zeus. In fact this city was once called Diopolis (City of Zeus) in honor of their god.
In the fourth century an important church council was held there. The faith of the Christians in Laodicea was challenged by the influence of education, politics, prosperity and the customs of pagan religion.
The Age in which we live has been challenged by the same forces. The Laodicean Church was deceived and fell from Grace to disgrace – as the Scripture reference in Rev. 3:14-22 prove. Frequent earthquakes finally, caused its complete abandonment.
How fitting were the characteristics of this last age to represent the age in which we now live.
For example, they worshiped one god, Zeus, who was the chief and father of the gods.
This pointed to the twentieth century “one God, father-of-us-all” religious premise that sets forth the brotherhood of man, and is even now bringing together the Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, etc. with the intent that a mutual form of worship will increase our love, understanding, and care of each other.
The Catholics and Protestants are even now striving for, and actually gaining ground in this union with the avowed intent that all others will follow.
This very attitude was seen in the United Nations Organization when the world leaders refused to recognize any one individual concept of spiritual worship but recommended putting aside all those separate concepts with the hopes that all religions become leveled into one, for all desire the same goals, all have the same purposes and all are basically right.
Notice the name, Laodicea, “the people’s rights,” or “justice of the peoples.” Was there ever an age like the twentieth century church age that has seen ALL nations rising up and demanding equality, socially and financially?
This is the age of the communists where all men are supposedly equal, though it is only so in theory.
This is the age of political parties, who call themselves Christian Democrats, and Christian Socialists, Christian Commonwealth Federation, etc.
According to our liberal theologians Jesus was a socialist and the early church under the guidance of the Spirit practiced socialism, and thus we ought to do so today.
When the ancients called Laodicea the metropolis it was looking forward to the one-world government that we are now setting up.
As we think of that city being the location of a great church council we see foreshadowed the ecumenical move taking place today, wherein very soon we will see all the “so-called” Christians come together.
Indeed, the church and state, religion and politics are coming together. The tares are being bound. The wheat will soon be ready for the garner.
It was a city of earthquakes; such earthquakes as finally destroyed it. This age will end in God shaking the whole world that has gone off to make love with the old harlot (which we will talk about in chapter 17).
Not only will world systems crumble, but the very earth will be shaken and then renovated for the millennial reign of Christ.
The city was rich, endowed by the wealthy. It was full of culture. Science abounded. How like today. The churches are rich. The worship is beautiful and formal, but cold and dead.
Culture and education have taken the place of the Spirit-given Word, and faith has been superseded by science, so that man is a victim of materialism.
In every attribute ancient Laodicea is found reborn in the twentieth-century Laodicean Age. In the mercy of God, may those who have an ear to hear come out of her that they be not partakers of her sins and the consequent judgment – William Branham.

It is evident that we are living in times when absolute truth is no longer regarded as the basis for a statement or a lifestyle. 

Truth is no longer an absolute; it is now a relative term used to suit the whims of many people and their personal opinions, lifestyles or private interpretations. 

It is no longer, “this is a fact that comes from the Bible; therefore, we need to live go by it”.  It is now, “you have your beliefs and I have mine, so what is good for you is your own truth, but I have mine”.

I am unable to find that sentence in my Bible, KJV, but I believe the following scripture is what Mr. Schaefer is talking about:

Now therefore fear 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 serve ye the Lord.

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Josh 24:14-15).

Joshua was the man that took over after Moses died.

Biblical Truth used to be a revered, respected, authoritative foundation that churches and society in general would base their lives on as to what was acceptable or not; people didn’t have trouble knowing right from wrong because there were absolutes society lived by instead of a worldview where “truth” is whatever happens to be your own reality. 

Thus, we have been reduced to an unhealthy society that is experiencing so many family problems, violence, immorality, sickness, laxity, materialism, and so on.  Of course, there have always been problems in society to some degree; but why does it seem that now, in this day and age, we are dealing with so much chaos in our world?

This is all true, but I would like add to Schaefer’s list: divorce, abortion rampant, atheism is picking up speed, homosexuality has its foothold in America, and due to technology laziness has become a hobby for many. 

And due to laziness, look at how fat the world has become, especially the United States.

Why are so many churches in our world declining in attendance? Standards have relaxed with regard to many Christians becoming worldly and engaging in worldly activities; marriage and divorce are rampant amongst Christians; there is less reverence for or desire to study the Bible; less or no time with God. 

The quality of family life has become less important as family members are too busy making money, pursuing materialism and other pursuits than being centered on their relationship with God. 

The result of this type of decline is a society that calls evil good and good evil. 

And that is not a good thing, it angers God greatly:

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Is 5:20).

Not only that, we now have churches that are preaching falsehoods, watered-down gospels, non-offensive messages that appeal to the lost instead of convicting them, ecumenism and the desire to be all-inclusive with non-believers.

Assorted cults that are on the rise and we now have all sorts of entertainment that has replaced expository preaching, which often features “Christian Rock” type of music that is sensual to the flesh and tickles the ears instead of glorifying our wonderful God.

Not all Christian Rock is bad, “I Can Only Imagine,” by MercyMe for example is good.

Churches are now resorting to these schemes in order to fill their church pews and bring in more money.  More and more churches are guilty of not properly feeding their flocks, and, because of this, their people are ignorant, undiscerning, worldly, misled, deceived, and not Christ-like. 

The rest of society could care less about the Bible, church, or worshiping God.  It is sadly apparent that the Bible is no longer respected and regarded as authoritative and life-giving for one’s life, but whatever is relative or according to what the current culture will tolerate.

America, as a nation, used to be governed by Christian principles.  Since then, we have strayed far from obeying God by tolerating and accepting a worldview that is God-dishonoring. 

We now accept homosexuality and same-sex marriage as OK as well as homosexual church leadership into some denominations (that has caused many problems), when this practice was once shunned by decent people and it was never questioned as being sinful. 

We have relaxed our standards considerably regarding dress standards, music, television and the way we talk, to the extent we are no longer viewed by surrounding communities as holy people who are special to God, but just like them. 

We have also catered to the demands of atheists, Islamic, the ACLU, abortionists, feminists, and all sorts of ungodly practices and opinions.  Yet there is intolerance for anything Christian and true.

And we certainly have to thank Rhonda Byrne and Oprah for pushing and promoting “The New Age.” 

honda Byrne is the author of "The Secret" and thanks to Oprah Winfrey she was a success almost over night. The book ignores God and welcomes the devil.

Rhonda Byrne is the author of “The Secret” and thanks to Oprah Winfrey she was a success almost over night.
The book ignores God and welcomes the devil.
To read about “The Secret” you can go here.

Blood-bought Christians are targeted as hateful people and mocked as ignorant, bigoted, hypocrites or worse.  The Bible has also been taken out of government and schools, being banned as “hate literature”, resulting in an ungodly system with multiple problems in decision-making or bad behavior.

It is a tragedy that America, in particular, has gotten so far away from God because its leaders and preachers have allowed this breakdown in society and relaxed its standards through the “feel good”, counterfeit, social gospel and other dangerous doctrines or practices that are being so widely accepted.

America has slowly been going downhill, and it began before I was even born.  But it started moving a bit faster in the 80s and really picked up speed when Old Man Bush was elected as president.

What passes for Christianity in today’s post-modern world has been reduced to a phony, personal success/prosperity trip with numerous man-made programs and schemes employed to “grow a church”.   By contrast, the true purpose of the Christian Church is the following:

1) The assembling of ourselves with like-minded believers to encourage each other in our Christian Walk:

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching (Heb 10:25).

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32).

2) Corporate worship of God in Spirit and in Truth (that means knowing Him through a right heart attitude).

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (Jn 4:23-24).

Absolutely, Obama is one example.  We are living in perverse times where the scripture is being fulfilled that says that they will call evil good and good evil.  "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Is 5:20).

Absolutely, Obama is one example.
We are living in perverse times where the scripture is being fulfilled that says that they will call evil good and good evil.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Is 5:20).

3) Being properly equipped by preaching and teaching to carry out the Great Commission to share the Biblical Gospel [Jesus Christ] and make disciples:

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 (2 Tim 3:16-17).

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mk 16:15).

Those in leadership positions, whether in government, schools, churches, business, or wherever, are responsible and set the tone for everything and everybody under them.  When they mess up, everyone else messes up.

Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? (Eze 34:2).

God will have His final say to these people on Judgment Day. 

Evil Evangelists

There are many reports of well-known Evangelical leaders who have connections to:

* Freemasonry (which has occultic roots),

* the Illuminati (also occultic) and

* Rev. Sun Myung Moon (a cult leader). 

They are the very ones who are leading unsuspecting Christians down the wrong path. 

Many Christians or those seeking God have flocked to stadiums, TV stations or the radio, eager to hear these “wonderful preachers” preach what looks like a true evangelistic message, but is really a subtlety of lies and falsehood that can kill a soul!

The Illuminati in America Q: Svali, one of the more important points, which I am sure a lot of readers would like to know more about, is, what is the Illuminati /Freemason connection, as far as you are aware of, given your previous position in the Illuminati? Also, was there and is there an infiltration of the Masonic Order? A: The Freemasons and the Illuminati are hand in glove. I don't care if this steps on any toes, it's a fact. The masonic temple at Alexandria, Virginia (the city itself was named after Alexandria, Egypt, and is a hotbed of Illuminati activity) is a center in the Washington, DC area for Illuminati scholarship and teaching.  I was taken there at intervals for testing, to step up a level, for scholarship, and high ceremonies. The leaders in this masonic group were also Illuminists. This has been true of every large city I have lived in. The top Freemasons were also top Illuminists. My maternal grandparents were both high ranking Masons in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. (president of the Eastern Star and 33rd degree Mason) and they both were also leaders in the Illuminati in that area. Q: What exactly is the meaning of the pyramid on the back of the $1 U.S. note? I'm talking about the pyramid with the capstone detached and hovering above the rest of the pyramid, containing the 'All-Seeing-Eye'. Is this a Masonic or Illuminati symbol? A: The pyramid and the "eye of Horus" on the back of the dollar bill are Illuminati symbology. The pyramid is an ancient form based on the holiness of the number 3 to the ancient mystery religions (it, not 6, is considered the most spiritual number), and a pyramid was a structure used specifically to call up the demonic, or occult, a point of psychic activity. The eye is the all seeing eye of Horus, the emphasis on Egyptian magical religious practices, the book of the undead, etc.  This eye is considered a demonic eye in the group, or the eye of the deity and in Illuminati mythology is either open or closed, depending upon the spiritual time of year and the state of the person psychically.  Young children are given "psychic surgery" where the eye is placed inside, and they are told that Horus will snatch their soul if they ever try to leave, or if they tell, or that the eye will explode. The symbol on the dollar is reinforcement for every Illuminati child who sees one, and the reminder that they are being watched. The saying on the dollar, 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' also means "bringing in the new order", which is the Illuminati stated agenda. Just think, in the early 1800's, our forefathers already were looking forward to when the new order would be ushered in.  Q: How far back in time does the concept / cult of the Illuminati go? It seems to me that they have been around quite some time, possibly since antiquity, guiding, steering and using humanity for their own purposes, operating under different names? Can you elaborate? A: I was taught that the Illuminati had its roots in the ancient practices that reach into the beginning of recorded time; that the Babylonians on the plains created ziggurats to their deities, whom the Illuminati worship.  They were proud of the fact that it was supposedly an unbroken occult line from then until now. The names changed, the basic group was the same. The ancient mystery religions of Egypt, heart of dark magic were another forerunner, with adherents of Set, Osiris, Horus and Ra; and the Illuminists also believe their bloodlines have come down from the ancient kings of Egypt.

The Illuminati in America
Q: Svali, one of the more important points, which I am sure a lot of readers would like to know more about, is, what is the Illuminati /Freemason connection, as far as you are aware of, given your previous position in the Illuminati? Also, was there and is there an infiltration of the Masonic Order?
A: The Freemasons and the Illuminati are hand in glove. I don’t care if this steps on any toes, it’s a fact. The masonic temple at Alexandria, Virginia (the city itself was named after Alexandria, Egypt, and is a hotbed of Illuminati activity) is a center in the Washington, DC area for Illuminati scholarship and teaching.
I was taken there at intervals for testing, to step up a level, for scholarship, and high ceremonies. The leaders in this masonic group were also Illuminists.
This has been true of every large city I have lived in. The top Freemasons were also top Illuminists. My maternal grandparents were both high ranking Masons in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. (president of the Eastern Star and 33rd degree Mason) and they both were also leaders in the Illuminati in that area.
Q: What exactly is the meaning of the pyramid on the back of the $1 U.S. note? I’m talking about the pyramid with the capstone detached and hovering above the rest of the pyramid, containing the ‘All-Seeing-Eye’. Is this a Masonic or Illuminati symbol?
A: The pyramid and the “eye of Horus” on the back of the dollar bill are Illuminati symbology. The pyramid is an ancient form based on the holiness of the number 3 to the ancient mystery religions (it, not 6, is considered the most spiritual number), and a pyramid was a structure used specifically to call up the demonic, or occult, a point of psychic activity.
The eye is the all seeing eye of Horus, the emphasis on Egyptian magical religious practices, the book of the undead, etc.
This eye is considered a demonic eye in the group, or the eye of the deity and in Illuminati mythology is either open or closed, depending upon the spiritual time of year and the state of the person psychically.
Young children are given “psychic surgery” where the eye is placed inside, and they are told that Horus will snatch their soul if they ever try to leave, or if they tell, or that the eye will explode. The symbol on the dollar is reinforcement for every Illuminati child who sees one, and the reminder that they are being watched.
The saying on the dollar, ‘Novus Ordo Seclorum’ also means “bringing in the new order”, which is the Illuminati stated agenda. Just think, in the early 1800’s, our forefathers already were looking forward to when the new order would be ushered in.
Q: How far back in time does the concept / cult of the Illuminati go? It seems to me that they have been around quite some time, possibly since antiquity, guiding, steering and using humanity for their own purposes, operating under different names? Can you elaborate?
A: I was taught that the Illuminati had its roots in the ancient practices that reach into the beginning of recorded time; that the Babylonians on the plains created ziggurats to their deities, whom the Illuminati worship.
They were proud of the fact that it was supposedly an unbroken occult line from then until now. The names changed, the basic group was the same.
The ancient mystery religions of Egypt, heart of dark magic were another forerunner, with adherents of Set, Osiris, Horus and Ra; and the Illuminists also believe their bloodlines have come down from the ancient kings of Egypt.

These preachers, who have a lot of influence on their followers, are actually leading unsuspecting people right into the New World Order of the Antichrist. 

When the Antichrist does appear on the scene, the whole world will be prepared and ready to accept him! 

Jesus said:

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Matt 7:15). 

It is not my intention here to condemn any individuals, as that is God’s authority, but rather the poisonous messages and doctrines they support or have come to support.  Here are examples:

The New Evangelicalism:

The Fundamentalist-modernist controversy set the stage for New Evangelicalism.  This goes back two centuries in Europe, particularly Germany. 

In the dawn of the “scientific era”, anti-Christian thinkers such as Darwin, Hegel, and Marx led the movement to dethrone God and replace Him with man. 

The result was that the Bible was considered only a human book devised by uninspired human writers, and was put on the same par as Shakespeare.  Jesus Christ was also considered a mere man and not deity, the Second Person of the Trinity.  So Modernism spread quickly.

The Emergent Church:

This movement is appealing to mainly the younger people, but is not confined to those in a younger age group. 

Brian McClaren’s emerging church philosophy is based on mystical experiences and a re-invention of Christianity in order to provide meaning for the younger generation. 

The problem with this is the authority of the Word of God is being undermined in favor of man-made schemes or methods of relating to God. 

So what happens is that images and sensual experiences are being promoted as the key to experiencing and knowing God, rather than adhering to what the Holy Bible says in its teachings about who God really is. 

These EC experiences include things like staring at Icons, praying in front of candles or prayer stations, using incense as a means of creating a spiritual mood, the use of liturgy to make the church more dynamic, contemplative prayer as a means of getting in “touch with God”, understanding the sacraments, particularly the sacrament of the Eucharist when Jesus shows up on the altar and can be worshiped and adored. 

Sound like Roman Catholicism?  See the section below on Roman Catholicism and the Eucharist.

Purpose-Driven Churches/Church Growth Movement:

The following was found as a posting by “Linda” on the Rapture News discussion forum on Rick Warren that says it all, at least to me.  I have made only minor corrections in spelling and have added two bolded phrases below:

Rick Warren’s doctrine is not rooted soundly in the scriptures; it is a combination of scripture mixed with Jungian Psychology and business success strategy as taught by Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnage 100 years ago and made famous by Peter Drucker in this time.

The Scripture teaches that we are not to lean on our own understanding, but on the WORD of God and that our doctrines should come from the scripture.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Prov. 3:5-6).

Warren’s mixture of the scripture with the wisdom of men leads him to a faulty view of man and of God.

Warren would assert that if you are good at and like art then your purpose in life must be to use art to serve God.

When in reality the scriptures show that when God chooses to use man for HIS purpose, he often chooses a man that could not possibly do what God would have him do except that God made it possible.

Moses, who could not speak well, God used to speak to Pharaoh and to lead the people out of Egypt, is but one example.

God does not desire us to be purpose driven, but Spirit led.

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction" (2 Pet 2:1). “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Rev 3:14-16) In 2009, Rick Warren, founder and pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Orange County California, addressed the convention of the Islamic Society of North America.  Warren stated that Muslims and Christians must work together to combat stereotypes, promote peace and freedom, and solve global problems.  Christians and Muslims – faith mates, soul mates and now work mates! Chrislam!

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Pet 2:1).
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Rev 3:14-16)
In 2009, Rick Warren, founder and pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Orange County California, addressed the convention of the Islamic Society of North America.
Warren stated that Muslims and Christians must work together to combat stereotypes, promote peace and freedom, and solve global problems.
Christians and Muslims – faith mates, soul mates and now work mates! Chrislam!

God does not desire us to be self-sufficient but self-weak and God strong.

God does not seek men who will work for God, but men who will die (to themselves) and let God work through them.

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (Rom. 6:1-2).

We are not here to find our purpose in this life…we are here to surrender to HIS purpose for our lives, which have become HIS life.

Rick Warren teaches that deeds are more important than creeds or doctrines; that the works of men are the solution to society’s ills, that the purpose of the church on earth is to work in the name of God; and that all men come together and can do the work of God regardless of their creeds.

Rick Warren teaches that the spiritual success of a church is measured in the number of people that sit in its pews on any given Sunday.

The Scripture teaches that the spiritual success of a church is measured in its faithful obedience to God and its demonstrating HIS will and exhibiting HIS fruit. God measures success in terms of quality and not quantity.

Rick Warren teaches tithing and requires written pledge as a condition of church membership.

Word-of-Faith Teachers:

The WOF movement is rooted in greed, emotionalism, humanistic psychology and fantasy. 

They look at Jesus as a cosmic vending machine or a Santa Claus; they seek many “signs and wonders”, lots of money, supernatural healings, tongues, and the like. 

In truth, this system of belief is pure apostasy and New Age, and it’s based on lies, pride and deception rather than the Bible. 

Their programs, which they claim are of the Holy Spirit, are often characterized by pandemonium and outrageous claims that are completely unbiblical. 

Instead of order and decency (which is truly of the Holy Spirit), there is complete chaos and sometimes people are totally out of control.  It is often an emotionally charged, circus atmosphere. 

They are taught to despise the fundamentalism of Scripture and accept a half-baked gospel that only promotes the “positive” aspects while rejecting the essential elements that make up the whole Gospel. 

Those who preach and promote WOF are false teachers who secretly bring in destructive heresies.

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not (2 Pet. 2:1-3).

Liberal Christian Denominations:

Liberal Christians.   So what does the term "liberal Christian" mean?   Liberal Christian is an umbrella term for any liberal member of the many Protestant denominations, or churches within denominations, who view the Bible as the witness of God rather than the word of God, to be interpreted in its historical context through critical analysis, and with a focus on Jesus' statements on peace, justice, fairness, compassion and love.    Liberal Christians come from a vast array of denominations - including Anglican, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ - and yes, even Baptist.  Not all Liberal Christians, believe the same exact things.  For example, beliefs vary from the literal to the symbolic belief in Jesus Christ as God's incarnation.   Most believe that the Bible's account is primarily symbolic, that God created the scientific laws and the very fundamental processes of the universe and of all life (e.g. Evolution), which are continually being revealed by modern science.   They believe in God, faith, science and evolution. Most of them do not believe that humanity inherited original sin from Adam and Eve or that Satan actually exists.  But, they do believe that God is good and made people inherently good - and in that vein, they believe in free will and recognize our imperfect nature, which leads some of them to become immoral, illegal and even practice evil behavior.   Even though the Liberal Christian Church may disagree with individuals' choices regarding abortion, homosexuality and so forth, they are tolerant of other's choices and personal life decisions.  Liberal Christians, hold as sacred the core and unchanging teachings of Christ - as portrayed in His Sermon on the Mount - as the primary, central, true, sufficient and compelling basis of all right understanding and right conduct for liberal Christians.   This means that what is most important is how they show their faith and conduct their lives here and now on earth.  Many of them believe that their salvation lies in doing good works and no harm to others, regardless of faith. In other words, a Liberal Christian is a mixture of The New Age and the Catholics, or as Jesus would tell them: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it (Jn 8:44). Or... “ I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan (Rev 2:9).

Liberal Christians.
So what does the term “liberal Christian” mean?
Liberal Christian is an umbrella term for any liberal member of the many Protestant denominations, or churches within denominations, who view the Bible as the witness of God rather than the word of God, to be interpreted in its historical context through critical analysis, and with a focus on Jesus’ statements on peace, justice, fairness, compassion and love.
Liberal Christians come from a vast array of denominations – including Anglican, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ – and yes, even Baptist.
Not all Liberal Christians, believe the same exact things. For example, beliefs vary from the literal to the symbolic belief in Jesus Christ as God’s incarnation.
Most believe that the Bible’s account is primarily symbolic, that God created the scientific laws and the very fundamental processes of the universe and of all life (e.g. Evolution), which are continually being revealed by modern science.
They believe in God, faith, science and evolution.
Most of them do not believe that humanity inherited original sin from Adam and Eve or that Satan actually exists.
But, they do believe that God is good and made people inherently good – and in that vein, they believe in free will and recognize our imperfect nature, which leads some of them to become immoral, illegal and even practice evil behavior.
Even though the Liberal Christian Church may disagree with individuals’ choices regarding abortion, homosexuality and so forth, they are tolerant of other’s choices and personal life decisions.
Liberal Christians, hold as sacred the core and unchanging teachings of Christ – as portrayed in His Sermon on the Mount – as the primary, central, true, sufficient and compelling basis of all right understanding and right conduct for liberal Christians.
This means that what is most important is how they show their faith and conduct their lives here and now on earth. Many of them believe that their salvation lies in doing good works and no harm to others, regardless of faith.
In other words, a Liberal Christian is a mixture of The New Age and the Catholics, or as Jesus would tell them:
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (Jn 8:44).
Or…
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan” (Rev 2:9).

There are several denominations that have become or have been liberal and apostate.  What has happened is some of them:

* are voting practicing homosexuals into their leadership and performing “gay” weddings,

* question the Trinity and other core Christian beliefs,

* practice infant baptism (Catholic-like liturgy and practices),

* accepting women into the Pastorate, are no longer allied with the support of Israel,

* they follow the current trend of Replacement Theology, which is a heretical eschatological belief. 

* they have a distorted, watered-down view of who Jesus is and what the Atonement is. 

Most liberal churches view the Bible as an errant book that is not relevant for today. The liberal churches have to some extent replaced doctrine, the Bible, and hymns with entertainment that appeals to the flesh and the senses. 

Roman Catholicism:

This religion is steeped in “Christianized” paganism (which stems from the Babylonian goddess Ishtar), man-made traditions, Mariolatry, purgatory, confession, saint-worship, prayers for the dead, priestly absolution, and spurious sacraments. 

Doctrine of the Mass denies the all-sufficiency of the sacrifice of Christ and His finished work on the Cross – the Atonement, which is totally opposite of what the Scriptures teach. 

The Eucharist is celebrated as a sacrifice that is performed over and over, in which the true elements of Communion that was instituted by Jesus as a remembrance of His atonement, are distorted and treated as a Transubstantiation of Christ’s body and blood. 

This is rank heresy and belief in this doctrine can only damn a soul as it waters down Christ’s atonement for our sin and is cause for such confusion when Jesus says things like<

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

I am that bread of life (Jn 6:35, 48).

Does this mean He is a literal loaf of bread from heaven?!  I should think not!

 No more than He is literally a vine.  But this is the confusion that is the result of Transubstantiation doctrine. 

Catholic doctrine and the Eucharist imply that Christ’s atonement was not sufficient and that other “works” are needed. 

A Catholic follower has no assurance of his or her salvation, and so the doctrine of purgatory is a man-made, corrupt invention as a “place” to send Catholic souls after death and with which the Catholic Church has profited tremendously.  

The Mass tells of Christ’s sacrifice to the extreme but nothing about His resurrection.  This is a huge defect, because…

And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins (1 Cor 15:17).

Catholics are indoctrinated to put the Eucharist in place of Christ, which is wrong.  The Eucharist as a ritual cannot possibly save. 

For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God (Rom 6:10).

Jesus was not and is not a liberal. Abraham Lincoln once said, "I know that God is always on the side of right; my concern is not whether God is on our side but whether or not we are on God's side."  Most who believe in God — and even many of those who see Him as being just a symbol — like to think that they are marching hand in hand with Him when promoting that for which they have passion.  But Lincoln's point is well taken, for you can see that a group of people can be divided into two sub-groups: those who want to be on God's side, and those who want God on theirs. Jesus is not a liberal…He is genuinely compassionate! God is not tolerant to sin, wickedness or perversion.  Let’s take a look at things that God hates: “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren (Prov 6:16-19). Jesus isn’t a liberal, neither is the devil. Jesus is a loving, compassionate God that accepts anyone into his home that obeys him, abides by His commandments. The devil is a despot and of course, the father of all liberals and the like.

Jesus was not and is not a liberal.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “I know that God is always on the side of right; my concern is not whether God is on our side but whether or not we are on God’s side.”
Most who believe in God — and even many of those who see Him as being just a symbol — like to think that they are marching hand in hand with Him when promoting that for which they have passion.
But Lincoln’s point is well taken, for you can see that a group of people can be divided into two sub-groups: those who want to be on God’s side, and those who want God on theirs.
Jesus is not a liberal…He is genuinely compassionate!
God is not tolerant to sin, wickedness or perversion. Let’s take a look at things that God hates:
“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren (Prov 6:16-19).
Jesus isn’t a liberal, neither is the devil.
Jesus is a loving, compassionate God that accepts anyone into his home that obeys him, abides by His commandments.
The devil is a despot and of course, the father of all liberals and the like.

Therefore, a man-made ritual like the Eucharist that emphasizes the sacrifice over and over through the doctrine of transubstantiation violates and adulterates the atonement of Christ, which was declared as “finished” when Jesus breathed his last breath, three days before He was resurrected.

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost (Jn 19:30).

Catholicism is the doctrine of Mariolatry

The whole church is set up so that Mary is the one people idolize for salvation instead of Christ.  Mary is regarded as a perpetual virgin – wrong, she had other children after Jesus was born.

And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. (Matt 1:25).

While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee (Matt 12:46, 47). 

She is treated as a co-redemptrix, which is total blasphemy because only Jesus Himself has the power to save a sinner, not a sinner who needed saving herself!  

So the whole system of Catholicism is flawed from the inside out, and it is dangerous to follow these empty traditions.

Islam:

The fact that this religion is an aggressive and violent group whose sole purpose is to annihilate Israel and persecute or murder anyone outside its own group should be quite enough to tell us it is very dangerous and of the devil. 

Yet, there are some who would be so naive as to say it is a religion of peace and that we all worship the same God! 

Where on earth do people get this notion? 

Rick Warren is trying to create a new religion – Chrislam, i.e., Christian + Muslim.

The Muslims deny Jesus as God and Savior. They believe a person called the “Mahdi” or “Twelfth Imam”, who they identify as their “messiah”, will return in two years to make a seven year peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians! (Dan. 9:27).

Does this description remind you of anyone?  Hint: maybe it’s describing the Antichrist that we know. 

This is what will lead the whole world into accepting the Antichrist and the New World Order. 

Of course, genuine Christians will have been removed off the earth and into heaven by then so we won’t be dealing with that.  But imagine being caught in that kind of world of evil and wickedness!  

Jehovah’s Witnesses:

This group was started in the 1800’s by Charles Taze Russell who came up with its various doctrines, probably patterned after the Seventh Day Adventists and the Christadelphians, among others. 

Ten Things About Jehovah’s Witnesses 10: Jehovah’s Witnesses Don’t Believe in the Trinity. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Holy Ghost is actually God’s “active force,” or energy, not a person. It’s also something that doesn’t get capitalized in their literature. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus is also a separate person from God, though he could be called a god in his own right. According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, God only made one thing on his own: Michael the Archangel!  Michael the Archangel made everything else in creation, from heaven to Earth, in accordance with God’s plan.  Even the angels were made by Michael. Later, Michael was sent to Earth and became Jesus. So while Jesus is awesome and everything his father is even more awesome in the eyes of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 9: Jehovah’s Witnesses Don’t Believe in a Literal Hell Whenever your Bible talks about Hell, Jehovah’s Witnesses say it’s really talking about something else, like the grave.  Note that their Bible, the New World Translation, doesn’t use the word hell. It simply uses the original words in the biblical manuscripts, like Sheol or Gehenna, without bothering to translate them into English.  To Jehovah’s Witnesses, when most of us die, we simply die. At least until we’re resurrected.  To them, none of us have a soul. 8: Only 144,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses Go To Heaven There are about 7,000,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide right now.  Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that only the anointed Witnesses (who are also called the “Hundred-and-Forty-Four Thousand,” or “the Faithful and Discrete Slave class”) will go to Heaven to rule at Jesus’ side.  They will become “spirit creatures” in heaven, similar to the angels. In theory, it’s the still-living anointed “slave class” that has been delegated authority to run God’s earthly organization, The Watchtower Society.  Yet, there have been way more than a 144,000 Witnesses claiming to be anointed already and Armageddon isn’t even here yet! Apparently more than a few anointed were mistaken about being part of the Faithful and Discrete Slave. Of course, faking it could get you kicked out of any sort of paradise, so it’s not a smart move. 7: For Most Witnesses, Paradise Means an Eternity Spent On Earth Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Earth will be restored to a paradise after Armageddon and that the human race will be “perfected.” All of this will take place over a thousand year period because we, as human beings, are just plain awful.  The task of perfecting us will be overseen by Jesus and the anointed. Once that’s complete, Jesus will hand the Earth and its inhabitants back over to Jehovah God’s ruler-ship. 6: Armageddon’s Coming, Mister! Or Maam As stated earlier, Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe that bad people go to Hell when they die. Witnesses believe that the dead are unconscious, so threatening one of them with eternal hellfire isn’t really going to motivate him much. But many Witnesses will cringe at the mention of Armageddon. When Armageddon comes only good Jehovah’s Witnesses will survive. Unless you’re one of them, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been a good person or not. Jesus will smite ye!  Yet being a Witness doesn’t guarantee that you’ll survive Armageddon either. You have to be an upstanding member of the religion.  If you are killed during Armageddon, that’s it for you. You’re dead and gone for good. Like the people of Noah’s day, it’s assumed that the world will be a raving cesspool of wickedness by that point and that every non-Witness alive will be deserving of death.  If you died before Armageddon, however, then you will probably be resurrected and reeducated by Armageddon survivors during Christ’s Millennial Reign.  In other words, Witnesses who survive into the Millennial Reign will teach the truth (their religion) to those who are resurrected. If resurrected ones reject these teachings, then they die all over again and that will be it for them too.  5: Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe That Other Religions Are Demonically Inspired Jehovah’s Witnesses generally see other religions as an affront to God. All other religions are thought to have demonic origins.  Other religions are generally out there to mislead people and to draw them away from God’s one, true religion.  4: World Governments Are Under Demonic Control Satan is the ruler of the world and it’s governments, so Jehovah’s Witnesses are not allowed to directly participate in politics or to serve in the military. Doing so would be like joining Satan himself.  That means Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t vote, will always find you innocent if they’re forced to serve in a jury (good to know), and view world governments as nothing more than a necessary evil until the beginning of Christ’s Millennial Reign.  All armies and human governments will be destroyed during Armageddon, so you don’t want to be a part of them when the big “A” hits…unless you’re a worldly person.  3: All Non-Witnesses Are Part Of Satan’s World Jehovah’s Witnesses are strongly discouraged from forming strong ties to non-Witnesses, who are also referred to as nonbelievers or as “worldly people.” This is because we worldly types are all part of Satan’s world, or “This System of Things.”  Whether you know it or not, you are Satan’s unwitting pawn. To Jehovah’s Witnesses, letting a worldly person into their lives represents a threat to their spirituality.  Witnesses are more than happy to convert us. But if a Witness invites you over to his house, it probably isn’t for the company. Expect to leave with a few magazines or at least a tract before you go. 3: Jehovah’s Witnesses Practice Disfellowshipping (Shunning) You can think of disfellowshipping as a severe dose of excommunication with a dose of the cold shoulder treatment thrown on top.  If a Witness is disfellowshipped, he not only sacrifices any hope of living forever in a paradise Earth, he is also cut off from any form of communication with anyone who is still one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Even if they are members of his own family.  Any Witness who violates this rule by talking or eating with a disfellowshipped person runs the risk of being disfellowshipped himself. When a Witness breaks protocol to communicate with a loved one who has been disfellowshipped, it usually happens in the form of a letter or an email.  Note that some congregations are more liberal than others and will allow some face time if the Witness gets permission from his elders.  2: Women Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Always in Subjugation To Men Women are in subjugation to congregation elders (who are always male) and to their own fathers until the day they move our or get married. Even then, they are forever in subjugation to their husbands and are to obey him out of respect for Jehovah’s arrangements and their husband’s “headship” over the family.  If a woman is required to take on a responsibility that only a male is normally allowed to carry out, she must wear a head covering. Any head covering, even a book held on top of her head, will do. 1: The Light Gets Brighter as the End Draws Near In theory, Jehovah’s Witnesses are led by Jesus Christ, who has been delegated authority to lead them by Jehovah God.  In practice, they’re really led by a bunch of old guys from a place called Bethel, which is currently in New York.  These old guys are called the governing body, and their authority was delegated to them by Jesus.  Jesus, it is believed, is guiding the leaders toward the absolute truth in a very subtle, vague sort of way.  So subtle that the leaders make mistakes just like everybody else, including people who are not divinely inspired by Jesus.  The point is that “the truth,” as they understand it, is ever-changing, even though Jehovah and Jesus are not forever changing their minds.  These changes are often described as “new light” by the Society’s leaders and are not to be taken as a sign that their leaders are misguided.  Instead, it just means they get stuff wrong and Jehovah’s Witnesses shouldn’t let it bug them.  The light (or the truth) gets brighter as Armageddon draws near, my friends. So stop relying on your own understanding and trust Jehovah to make it clear in his own good time. These are things that real Jehovah’s Witnesses say. Here is a site that shows 101 ridiculous beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witness http://www.watchthetower.net/reasons.html Here’s a joke I was told: One day the entire world was rampaged by tornadoes and when they all subsided there was only one type of person left alive – what type? The Jehovah’s Witness because they are always standing at  the door.

Eleven Things About Jehovah’s Witnesses
11: Jehovah’s Witnesses Don’t Believe in the Trinity.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Holy Ghost is actually God’s “active force,” or energy, not a person. It’s also something that doesn’t get capitalized in their literature.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus is also a separate person from God, though he could be called a god in his own right. According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, God only made one thing on his own: Michael the Archangel!
Michael the Archangel made everything else in creation, from heaven to Earth, in accordance with God’s plan.
Even the angels were made by Michael. Later, Michael was sent to Earth and became Jesus. So while Jesus is awesome and everything his father is even more awesome in the eyes of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
10: Jehovah’s Witnesses Don’t Believe in a Literal Hell
Whenever your Bible talks about Hell, Jehovah’s Witnesses say it’s really talking about something else, like the grave.
Note that their Bible, the New World Translation, doesn’t use the word hell. It simply uses the original words in the biblical manuscripts, like Sheol or Gehenna, without bothering to translate them into English.
To Jehovah’s Witnesses, when most of us die, we simply die. At least until we’re resurrected. To them, none of us have a soul.
9: Only 144,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses Go To Heaven
There are about 7,000,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide right now.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that only the anointed Witnesses (who are also called the “Hundred-and-Forty-Four Thousand,” or “the Faithful and Discrete Slave class”) will go to Heaven to rule at Jesus’ side.
They will become “spirit creatures” in heaven, similar to the angels. In theory, it’s the still-living anointed “slave class” that has been delegated authority to run God’s earthly organization, The Watchtower Society.
Yet, there have been way more than a 144,000 Witnesses claiming to be anointed already and Armageddon isn’t even here yet! Apparently more than a few anointed were mistaken about being part of the Faithful and Discrete Slave. Of course, faking it could get you kicked out of any sort of paradise, so it’s not a smart move.
8: For Most Witnesses, Paradise Means an Eternity Spent On Earth
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Earth will be restored to a paradise after Armageddon and that the human race will be “perfected.” All of this will take place over a thousand year period because we, as human beings, are just plain awful.
The task of perfecting us will be overseen by Jesus and the anointed. Once that’s complete, Jesus will hand the Earth and its inhabitants back over to Jehovah God’s ruler-ship.
7: Armageddon’s Coming, Mister! Or Maam
As stated earlier, Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe that bad people go to Hell when they die. Witnesses believe that the dead are unconscious, so threatening one of them with eternal hellfire isn’t really going to motivate him much. But many Witnesses will cringe at the mention of Armageddon.
When Armageddon comes only good Jehovah’s Witnesses will survive. Unless you’re one of them, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been a good person or not. Jesus will smite ye!
Yet being a Witness doesn’t guarantee that you’ll survive Armageddon either. You have to be an upstanding member of the religion.
If you are killed during Armageddon, that’s it for you. You’re dead and gone for good. Like the people of Noah’s day, it’s assumed that the world will be a raving cesspool of wickedness by that point and that every non-Witness alive will be deserving of death.
If you died before Armageddon, however, then you will probably be resurrected and reeducated by Armageddon survivors during Christ’s Millennial Reign.
In other words, Witnesses who survive into the Millennial Reign will teach the truth (their religion) to those who are resurrected. If resurrected ones reject these teachings, then they die all over again and that will be it for them too.
6: Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe That Other Religions Are Demonically Inspired
Jehovah’s Witnesses generally see other religions as an affront to God. All other religions are thought to have demonic origins.
Other religions are generally out there to mislead people and to draw them away from God’s one, true religion.
5: World Governments Are Under Demonic Control
Satan is the ruler of the world and it’s governments, so Jehovah’s Witnesses are not allowed to directly participate in politics or to serve in the military. Doing so would be like joining Satan himself.
That means Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t vote, will always find you innocent if they’re forced to serve in a jury (good to know), and view world governments as nothing more than a necessary evil until the beginning of Christ’s Millennial Reign.
All armies and human governments will be destroyed during Armageddon, so you don’t want to be a part of them when the big “A” hits…unless you’re a worldly person.
4: All Non-Witnesses Are Part Of Satan’s World
Jehovah’s Witnesses are strongly discouraged from forming strong ties to non-Witnesses, who are also referred to as nonbelievers or as “worldly people.”
This is because we worldly types are all part of Satan’s world, or “This System of Things.”
Whether you know it or not, you are Satan’s unwitting pawn. To Jehovah’s Witnesses, letting a worldly person into their lives represents a threat to their spirituality.
Witnesses are more than happy to convert us. But if a Witness invites you over to his house, it probably isn’t for the company. Expect to leave with a few magazines or at least a tract before you go.
3: Jehovah’s Witnesses Practice Disfellowshipping (Shunning)
You can think of disfellowshipping as a severe dose of excommunication with a dose of the cold shoulder treatment thrown on top.
If a Witness is disfellowshipped, he not only sacrifices any hope of living forever in a paradise Earth, he is also cut off from any form of communication with anyone who is still one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Even if they are members of his own family.
Any Witness who violates this rule by talking or eating with a disfellowshipped person runs the risk of being disfellowshipped himself.
When a Witness breaks protocol to communicate with a loved one who has been disfellowshipped, it usually happens in the form of a letter or an email.
Note that some congregations are more liberal than others and will allow some face time if the Witness gets permission from his elders.
2: Women Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Always in Subjugation To Men
Women are in subjugation to congregation elders (who are always male) and to their own fathers until the day they move our or get married.
Even then, they are forever in subjugation to their husbands and are to obey him out of respect for Jehovah’s arrangements and their husband’s “headship” over the family.
If a woman is required to take on a responsibility that only a male is normally allowed to carry out, she must wear a head covering. Any head covering, even a book held on top of her head, will do.
1: The Light Gets Brighter as the End Draws Near
In theory, Jehovah’s Witnesses are led by Jesus Christ, who has been delegated authority to lead them by Jehovah God.
In practice, they’re really led by a bunch of old guys from a place called Bethel, which is currently in New York.
These old guys are called the governing body, and their authority was delegated to them by Jesus.
Jesus, it is believed, is guiding the leaders toward the absolute truth in a very subtle, vague sort of way.
So subtle that the leaders make mistakes just like everybody else, including people who are not divinely inspired by Jesus.
The point is that “the truth,” as they understand it, is ever-changing, even though Jehovah and Jesus are not forever changing their minds.
These changes are often described as “new light” by the Society’s leaders and are not to be taken as a sign that their leaders are misguided.
Instead, it just means they get stuff wrong and Jehovah’s Witnesses shouldn’t let it bug them.
The light (or the truth) gets brighter as Armageddon draws near, my friends. So stop relying on your own understanding and trust Jehovah to make it clear in his own good time. These are things that real Jehovah’s Witnesses say.
Here is a site that shows 101 ridiculous beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witness. 
Here’s a joke I was told:
One day the entire world was rampaged by tornadoes and when they all subsided there was only one type of person left alive – what type?
The Jehovah’s Witness because they are always standing at the door.

It is governed by the “Watchtower” organization comprised of the production of their magazine and literature, a monthly quota and other legalistic rules the members have to rigidly follow. 

Any so-called “infractions” of misconduct can lead to a high level of mental anguish and even banishment by the group.  They follow their own “bible” where a committee of unlearned, unscholarly men got together some years back and completely re-wrote the Bible, drastically distorting the Word of God (adding to and subtracting from)!

They deny the Trinity, Jesus’ physical resurrection, and His Deity while supporting the notion of annihilationism or soul sleep and salvation by a system of fleshly, man-made works. 

Like the Christadelphians and the Seventh Day Adventists, they emphasize eschatology very heavily; and yet, with all their study and talk of the end times, they only understand a fraction of the real message, making it null and void. 

Mormons:

Like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons were started in the 1800’s by a young lad by the name of Joseph Smith, who claimed to have found some tablets containing the “truth” of the Bible. 

Their basic system of beliefs is based on unbiblical fantasies; they are pantheistic and other cults, like the Christadelphians, have borrowed many of these concepts to some degree (although they will deny it). 

Really weird and twisted beliefs, one of which they teach that man has potential to become a god through some evolutionary process. 

They also say that Jesus and Satan are brothers.

We haven’t had Christian president since Reagan.  The Bush’s call themselves Christians, but of their own order, i.e., “Cross and Bones.” 

I think Clinton might want to be a true Christian, but he’d rather be a greedy pervert than please God.  Besides, he wasn’t the president anyway, Hillary was and she’s of the devil. Obama and his wife are into Marxism and are Muslims.

Moonies (Unification Church) (Sun Myung Moon):

Moon has proclaimed himself as the Messiah.  And his wife is the Holy Spirit!  Now there’s a false proclamation if there ever was one! 

He and his wife, called The True Parents where he is the True Father and his wife the True Mother, are the first couple to be able to bring forth children with no original sin. “The cross is the symbol of the defeat of Christianity.”

Their “Divine Principles” state:

* Sin is genetically based.

* It is not a moral issue.

* The thieves on the cross represent political movements.

* The thief on the right side of Jesus represents democracy.

* The thief on the left of Jesus is communism.

* Adam and Eve fell because of sexual sin.

* Eve had sexual relations with Satan.

I have questioned that because I have read it in other places and the Bible does say’s in many places that people were children of the devil.  That could just be a figure of speech, but you never know.

Also, in Genesis it says:

Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made…(Gen 3:1)

The word subtle makes you wonder, because it came be taken as “seductive.”  But I’m not saying that Eve had sex with the devil because angels don’t have the proper equipment for that.

Yet, it would explain why Cain was so evil, just like good old dad.

Also, the following sentence makes you wonder:

And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat (Gen 3:13).

God was obviously very angry, and would He be that mad just over eating a fruit?  It’s possible because we don’t actually understand how holy God is.  We haven’t a clue how majestic He is, but we do now it’s greater than we can imagine.

* Jesus is a “true person” though not God in flesh.

* The Holy Spirit is ‘the True Mother,’ or ‘the Second Eve.” The church denies the doctrine of the Trinity.


If you want to be saved and live with Jesus for eternity, dismiss ALL religions, including Christianity, and cling to the Bible.  If you ask He will direct you:

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about (Ps 32”8-10).

What is your preference, to have absolute salvation and live in peace for eternity, or do you have high hopes like the devil did at one time? (Is 14:12-19; Eze 28:1-19).

Something I learned about You Father when I was in prison, that I don’t have to do anything but trust You and You take care of it everything for me.

Realize everybody, we have a God that will do anything and everything for us and we don’t have to do anything but be like Him, as spirits of course, we can’t be gods.

In case your preference was the latter, I’m going to show you where to go to acquire this gift.  Tomorrow we’ll look at…

Revelation 10
John Eats the Book

1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

“Mighty Angel” – perhaps the angel of 5:2.

“Rainbow” – the rainbow became a sign of God’s pledge never to destroy the earth again by a flood (Gen 9:8-17).

“Feet as pillars of fire” – since the exodus supplies background for this central part of Revelation this feature may recall the pillars of fire and cloud that guided (Ex 13:21-22) and protected (Ex 14:19, 24) the Israelites during their wilderness journey.

2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

“Little book” – not the same as the book of destiny in chapter 5, since that book was intended to reveal its contents and this book was to be eaten.  Furthermore, the term “little book” sets this particular book off from all others.

“Right foot upon the sea…left foot on the earth” – indicates his tremendous size and symbolizes that his coming has to do with the destiny of all creation.

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

“Sealed up” – in Dan 8:26, 12:4, 9 the prophecies are sealed until the last times, when they will be opened.  What the seven thunders said will not be revealed until their proper time.

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

6 And sware by him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

“Time no longer” – this does not mean that time will no longer exist, but that there should be no more delay in the judgment.

7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

“Mystery of God” – in apocalyptic thought mysteries were secrets preserved in heaven and revealed to the apocalyptist.  Here the mystery is that God won the victory over the forces of evil and will reign forever and ever.

8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

1016-a10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

“In my mouth sweet as honey” – God’s eternal purposes will experience no further delay – the “good news.”

“My belly was bitter” – the message of the little book will involve suffering – the “bad news” for the non-believers.

11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.


…the Pope, the Devil, and the Masonic Lodge.


False Prophets and Jeremiah 2 – Israel’s Faithlessness

October 7, 2013

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False Prophets

Be careful in whom you listen to because even if every word they speak comes straight out of the Bible, if they don’t preach “all” of the Bible, they leave out the scary parts, they have an alternative motive and they are not on the beaten path and are heading for destruction (Matt 7:21-23).542-1

People like Rick Warren, many, many preachers, and others are like a car salesman.  They show you the nice clean shiny vehicle, tell you it’s good on gas, great pick up, etc., etc., that it has no problems, it’s just like brand new, and a week after you buy it you realize that you are driving lemon.  

Do you think Jesus lived an easy life?  He had the toughest of all.  None of the people that walked with God had an easy life, read about Paul in the book of Acts, Jeremiah in the book of Jeremiah.  God/Jesus is perfect, but the walk with Him is not, it can be tough.

Jesus said:

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the  churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death (Rev 2:11).

Please listen to what I say, I’m an ex-con and know what I’m talking about.  Before Jesus saved my soul I would sell:

a blind person a pair of eye glasses because if they wore them for a week, due to technology, these new lenses would recharge the recharge the cornea.

a car salesmen their own car.

a brand new three dollar bill to the bank president. 

a book signed by Thomas Jefferson to the librarian even though the book was published in 1970.

a bottle of aspirin for $50 because the buyer somehow got the idea that within a week his penis would grow two inches.  Was it something I said?  Of course all my products had a 60 day money back guarantee, all you have to do is find me.

It is said, “You can’t con a con,” and I believe that, but the devil isn’t a con, he’s pure evil.  He is smarter and tricker than us and much more powerful and he is the number one trainer of people like Rick Warren, the Pope, the Muslims, etc., etc.   

This is what Peter and Paul said: 

One hell of a deal: Pope Francis offers reduced time in Purgatory for Catholics that follow him on Twitter. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” —Matthew 7:15

One hell of a deal: Pope Francis offers reduced time in Purgatory for Catholics that follow him on Twitter.
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
—Matthew 7:15

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction (2 Pet 2:1).

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple (Rom 16:17).

There’s a difference between
a false prophet, a scammer, and an idiot
but the end result is the same
= YOU LOSE!

A scammer works for themselves to increase their bank account (that was me). 

A false prophet works for the devil to enlarge the size of hell (Isa 5:13-15).

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die (Gen 3:4).

An idiot works for themselves or an organization to increase their bank account and world status, i.e., insecurity.  These types of people/organizations run around spreading untrue information, information that does not glorify God, such as false religions:

Catholics

Muslims

Islam

Christian Scientist

Jehovah’s Witness

Buddhism

And single people with bizarre ideas

Chrislam’s Rick Warren Partnering With Mosques To Teach That God And Allah Are The Same. THIS CANNOT BE BECAUSE THE MUSLIMS SAY: Jesus in the Quran is neither the only-begotten Son of God nor the Messiah who was divinely appointed to restore the House of David. He is rather viewed as a prophet who was appointed by Allah to prepare mankind for the coming of Mohammad

Chrislam’s Rick Warren Partnering With Mosques To Teach That God And Allah Are The Same.
THIS CANNOT BE BECAUSE THE MUSLIMS SAY:
Jesus in the Quran is neither the only-begotten Son of God nor the Messiah who was divinely appointed to restore the House of David. He is rather viewed as a prophet who was appointed by Allah to prepare mankind for the coming of Mohammad.

Charles Darwin,

1960: Piazzi Smyth,

1970s: The late Moses David (formerly David Berg) 1984 to 1999: In 1983, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Guru of the Rajneesh movement

James Warren “Jim” Jones was the founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple

Early 1990s: In 1992, David Koresh of the Branch Davidian group in Waco Texas

1997: Superdave the Wonderchemist

This includes organizations like The Secret or psychics and things like that.  If you go to them for a better life, like King Saul did (1 Sam 28:7-20), that is idolatry and you will go to hell (Rev 21:8).

And false hopes that will take you to hell, a lot of pastors do this believing it is okay, but it’s not, to name a few: 

Born into a Christian family.

Baptized and joining the church.

Having an intellectual understanding of the Gospel.

Being a pastor, or serving in a church or doing evangelism.

Having an emotional experience, whether joy or conviction.

Being healed.

Jesus warned us of false prophets and they are here now, they’ve been here since the beginning of time.

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, 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?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Matt 7:21-23).

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,542-4

Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord;

Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.

They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.

Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, TheLord saith it; albeit I have not spoken?

Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord God.

Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:

Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the Lord (Eze 13:1-8, 22-23).



You know that saying, “If it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t”? I think that could be a reason why people don’t believe in Jesus, aside from the fact that He’s all supernatural. 

But they believe in all these other lying religions, like the Catholics, the Muslims, Islam, Christian Science, Jehovah’s Witness, Buddhism and all the others.  Let alone the lunatics people believe in like David Koresh, Jim Jones, and Heaven’s Gate.

If people would read their Bible and talk to You then they see how obviously true Jesus is.  Not only will the understand it, they wouldn’t be able to deny.  Everything about Jesus is as plain as 2 + 2 = 4. 

Yet, You aren’t that easy to understand.  Getting to know You is a walk in the park, but understanding You?  It would be easier to put a square in a square circle or understand women.  But we don’t have to understand You fully, that’s what faith is all about.

Moses (Ex 2-Deut 34:8) and Elijah (1 Kgs 18-2 Kgs 2:11) both did incredible things.  Moses was 120 years old when he died but was still in great shape and had perfect vision (Deut 34:7), and Elijah never died (2 Kgs 2:11), so I’m wondering…

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1).

Jeremiah 2
Israel’s Faithlessness

1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Thought by many to be the library of an ancient Jewish sect (Essenes), this collection includes the oldest extant copies of the Hebrew Scriptures known, as well as many previously unknown books. The scrolls were stored in clay jars and sealed in caves along the shores of the Dead Sea. These manuscripts pre-date the earliest previously-known Biblical manuscripts by more than 1,000 years.

Thought by many to be the library of an ancient Jewish sect (Essenes), this collection includes the oldest extant copies of the Hebrew Scriptures known, as well as many previously unknown books. The scrolls were stored in clay jars and sealed in caves along the shores of the Dead Sea. These manuscripts pre-date the earliest previously-known Biblical manuscripts by more than 1,000 years.

2:1-6:30 - it is generally agreed that these chapters are among Jeremiah’s earliest discourses, delivered during the reign of Josiah.  The basic theme is the virtually total apostasy of Judah, leading inevitably to divine retribution through foreign invasion.

2:1-3:5 - The wickedness and backsliding of God’s people are vividly portrayed in numerous colorful figures of speech.

2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

“Love” – God’s people forsook Him and loved “strangers” (foreign gods), tragically abandoned their first love (cf. Rev 2:4).

3 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the first fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:

5 Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

6 Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?

Kingdom of Kedar (Qedar/Qidri) c.870 - 610 B.C. Subdued by the resurgent Assyrian empire in the ninth century BC, The Kedarite kingdom survived as a vassal state, occasionally rebellious, but mostly compliant. Its capital was at Adumattu, the Akkadian name for the modern archaeological site of Dumat al-Jandal in north-western Saudi Arabia. It may well have been founded by the Kedarites, since the earliest findings date to the tenth century BC, and for a time it was also home to an important temple dedicated to Ishtar. The kingdom's female rulers have been referred to as 'queens of Aribi'

Kingdom of Kedar (Qedar/Qidri)
c.870 – 610 B.C.
Subdued by the resurgent Assyrian empire in the ninth century BC, The Kedarite kingdom survived as a vassal state, occasionally rebellious, but mostly compliant. Its capital was at Adumattu, the Akkadian name for the modern archaeological site of Dumat al-Jandal in north-western Saudi Arabia. It may well have been founded by the Kedarites, since the earliest findings date to the tenth century BC, and for a time it was also home to an important temple dedicated to Ishtar. The kingdom’s female rulers have been referred to as ‘queens of Aribi’

7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.

8 The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

9 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with your children’s children will I plead.

10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

“Chittim” – represents the western nations and regions.

“Kedar” – represents the eastern nations and regions.

11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

Alexander the Great's Greek Empire rules the entire region until his death. Subsequently the empire is divided during the Wars of the Diadochi. Between 323-305 BC the wars see shifting fortunes and changes of ruler in the Levant, but the Seleucids emerge as the controlling power there. Little is known about the Kedarites, but it is thought that they remain in place as local rulers, administering the same territories as before. Unfortunately, none of their names have been preserved. The Kedarites fall out of Greek control, instead being dominated by the Lihyans.

Alexander the Great’s Greek Empire rules the entire region until his death. Subsequently the empire is divided during the Wars of the Diadochi. Between 323-305 BC the wars see shifting fortunes and changes of ruler in the Levant, but the Seleucids emerge as the controlling power there. Little is known about the Kedarites, but it is thought that they remain in place as local rulers, administering the same territories as before. Unfortunately, none of their names have been preserved.
The Kedarites fall out of Greek control, instead being dominated by the Lihyans.

13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

14 Is Israel a servant? is he a home born slave? why is he spoiled?

15 The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

16 Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of thy head.

“Tachapanes” – probably the city later called Daphnai by the Greeks, located just south of Lake Menzaleh in the eastern delta region of Egypt and known today as Tell Defneh.

17 Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

18 And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?

19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

20 For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.

Pilate Inscription: Discovered at Caesarea in secondary use in a later wall, this inscription bears witness to a major New Testament figure and settles the debate over Pilot's title of Prefect rather than the inferior Procurator.

Biblical Temple tablet found
Israeli geologists have declared an ancient stone tablet detailing repair plans for the Jewish Temple of King Solomon is genuine, an Israeli newspaper has reported.
The fragment is said to date from the period of the Jewish King Joash, who ruled the area 2,800 years ago.

“The harlot” – ritual prostitution was a particularly detectable practice.

21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?

“Noble vine” – Jesus Christ.

“Strange vine” – all cults that defy Jesus Christ.

22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much sope, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

“Nitre…sope” – mineral alkali and vegetable alkali respectively.  Sins can be removed and forgiven (see Ps 51:2, 7; Isa 1:18), but only when the sinner repents and confesses (Prov 28:13; cf. 1 Jn 1:7, 9).

23 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.

25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

“Unshod” – you wear out your sandals.

26 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets,

Sundial from Qumran: A solar calendar with a 364-day year, based on ancient Jewish traditions, was used by Sectarians, and time was a matter of great significance for keeping a precise daily schedule.

Sundial from Qumran:
A solar calendar with a 364-day year, based on ancient Jewish traditions, was used by Sectarians, and time was a matter of great significance for keeping a precise daily schedule.

27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.

“According to…thy cities and thy gods” – every ancient Near Eastern town of any importance had its own patron deity (cf. Acts 19:28, 34-35), and many towns were named after deities.

29 Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.

30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

31 O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?

“Have I been a wilderness…a land of darkness?” – on the contrary, God has been with them always.

32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Pilate Inscription: Discovered at Caesarea in secondary use in a later wall, this inscription bears witness to a major New Testament figure and settles the debate over Pilot's title of Prefect rather than the inferior Procurator.

Pilate Inscription:
Discovered at Caesarea in secondary use in a later wall, this inscription bears witness to a major New Testament figure and settles the debate over Pilot’s title of Prefect rather than the inferior Procurator.

33 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.

35 Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.

36 Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

37 Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.



…why were Moses and Elijah there during the Transfiguration of Jesus? (Matt 17:1-13) and exactly what was the Transfiguration?


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