Satan's Plan of Destruction
YHWH SAYS NO !
For it is through the Holy Spirit of Love that the intent of The Bible is interpreted, understood, and obeyed.
Anglican-catholic Translators Changed Names and Scripture.
With a righteousness seeking mindset (Holy Spirit) and the help of today's concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, and other Bible study helps, we can come to a better understanding of many archaic words and renditions found in the King James Anglican-catholic Bible. As we move closer to the end of the age, knowledge of the Bible's true message shall be increased, Daniel 12:4. At the same time there will be a restoring of original truth neglected through the centuries, Acts 3:21.
Today, with the invention of the computer and the internet, we live in the "Information Age". Information (knowledge) is now available to most people in all the world. While those without a personal computer on the internet can usually access one at a public library, shopping center, college, friend's house or job.
Those of us with YHWH's "Righteousness Seeking Mindset" (Holy Spirit), and a little study can easily find a number of incongruities and even serious errors perpetuated by Anglican-catholic translators. As alluded to above, the Greco-Roman name "Jesus" appears in Acts 7:45 in the King James, which obviously refers to Joshua the son of Nun, the great Israelite general. Hebrews 4:8 is another place where Joshua or more correctly the Hebrew Y'Shua should appear in the King James Bible. The newer Bible versions recognize this error and have since changed the name to the Latinized "Joshua" in both Acts and Hebrews. These are definitive examples revealing that the Savior's name Y'Shua (Joshua) was changed wholesale to "Jesus" (Ihsous) by corrupt anti-semitic (Jew hating) translators! This was done to remove the JEWISH element from the Messiah, and to deliberately use the popularity of Messiah Y'Shua to conceal and promote the false pagan religions of Rome. By changing Y'Shua's name to Jesus (IHS) and the word Messiah to Christos (Christ), the pagan "Sun Worshipping" leaders of Rome and the Roman universal church simply took the Roman "Cult of Sol Invictus," (Invincible Sun) and other similar pagan religions (such as Mithraism), and gave them a new outward appearance (white washing) by proclaiming Jesus Christ to be the Messiah. It was from the Greek translation for Messiah (Christos) that this Sun worshipping, universal, pagan, Roman church stole the True Messiah's identity, and promoted their old white washed pagan religions as the new consolidated universal (catholic) religion of Christianity.
The average churchgoer has no idea what the word "Christ" means or where it came from. Bible dictionaries show that "Christ" is derived from the Greek christos (Strong's Concordance Greek Dictionary No. 5547, from "chrio" meaning to anoint or rub with oil). It means anointed, as does the Hebrew "Meshiach." Why would a Jewish Savior, speaking Hebrew, be given the Greek title "Christ?" ....... I repeat, to remove the JEWISH element from the Messiah, and to steal his identity.
Y'Shua Himself said our salvation is of the Jews (not Greeks or Romans) John 4:22; and Acts 1:6-7 indicates that the Kingdom will be restored to Israel. Yet English Bibles contain the Greek title "Christ." Why was it not properly translated as "Anointed?" One would be more correct to refer to the Jewish Savior by His Hebrew title "Messiah" (annointed one) rather than identifying Him by a title that is "Greek" to most people today.
It does seem rather strange that the Greek title "Christos" is transliterated (that is, brought over into English with the same sound), yet the name of YHVH, and the Title of YHVH's Appointed Heir (appointed Eldest Son) to the throne of King David, Y'Shua (Joshua), are both translated by the English speaking religions as "Lord" in our New Testament. Too often in the King James Version Bible the word "Lord" leaves us in doubt as to whom is being referenced, YHVH the Father or Y'Shua the appointed firstborn Son (see Acts 2:34, Hebrew. 10:30 and many others). This was done to eliminate the fact that YHWH and His first appointed (Chosen) human son (Y'Shua) are indeed not one in the same. Please do not misunderstand, YHVH and Y'Shua are as one in Holy Righteous Spirit (mindset), but are not one in the same entity. Do NOT Worship the Son!
Strange Practices and Customs
Presently there is a grass roots spiritual movement afoot around the world to free mankind from the shackles of pagan customs and beliefs. This is true not only in the United States, but also in Europe and the Middle East. This spiritual revival seeks the old paths of truth.
The problem with mankind is simply one of human nature and sin. YHVH clearly defines sin for us: "Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." (1 John 3:4) We (Self) cannot do things as we alone see fit. We (The Saints) are obligated to follow YHVH's instructions, living YHVH's way. YHVH is the ultimate Judge. When our lives are over and we are asleep in the grave, Almighty YHVH will be the One who matters. So we must please YHVH now, while we can. Remember! "The Intent of The Law" is instruction in how to Love, and not instruction in how to make it into "The Kingdom of YHWH on Earth"!
As we near the end of the age it appears that YHVH is moving to clear from the minds of sincere truth seekers the accumulated rubbish of pagan influence that has overwhelmed and saturated the faith as once delivered. Error is evident everywhere, yet the majority attending weekly church services are ignorant of the subtle and pervasive influence of pagan customs. False Worship and Traditional Christianity perpetuates the errors instead of rejecting paganism, and teaching mankind to reject "Self-centeredness."
Profane Customs Hard to Shake
It is no secret that the first Israelite Bishops and overseers were politically replaced at death by converts from paganism. Brumback's History Of The Christian Church (false church) states on page 53, "The Roman emperor, by the office of Pontifex Maximus, directed all religious affairs. When Christianity or universal catholicism became the state religion, Roman Emperor Constantine (ruling 306-337AD) assumed all of the authority in the church, which he had exercised as supreme director of paganism." As more pagans were supposedly converted to the newly devised universal religion of Christianity, the pagans found the conversion to be very smooth, requiring them only to exchange the names of their pagan gods with the name of Jesus, and the names of their goddesses with Mary. Even the December 25th birthday of the Sun gods was kept the same.
"Emperor Theodosius, 378-395 CE, made Roman christianity or catholicism the state religion of the Roman Empire, and made church membership Compulsory under the penalty of death to those who would not attend. This was the Worst Calamity that had ever befallen the Congregations of True Worshippers. This "Forced" conversion filled the Roman churches with unregenerate people, while it persecuted True Worshippers; and it was at this time that the Roman Church became known as the "Universal Church" of Rome. Now go find your English dictionary and look up the word 'catholic' and 'syncretism,' and then come back and continue to read.
But now the military spirit of Imperial Rome had entered the false church and was overcoming the True Congregations of Worshippers by force (as prophesied). YHVH's True Congregations of Worshippers appeared to have conquered the Roman empire, but in reality the Roman Empire had conquered the Congregations, by creating the false universal christian church of Rome in the name of Jesus (Messiah's stolen identity). The Roman Imperial Church of the 4th and 5th centuries had become an entirely different institution from the persecuted Sabbath Keeping Congregations of the first three centuries. In its ambition to rule, the Roman catholic church ignored the spirit of the Messiah, and chose their own path of pagan tradition. Of course, remnants of YHVH's Sabbath Keeping Congregations still continued to exist, but they do so, as they have for thousands of years, in small discreet groups outside of the Roman catholic church, her daughter Protestant churches, and outside of present day Roman influenced empires. Today the Congregations of True Worshippers still exist as small Sabbath Keeping Groups that adhere to YHVH's Torah and follow the example of YHVH's Champion and Ambassador (Proxy), Messiah Y'Shua.
The worship of the god (Jesus-IHS) and goddess (Mary) of the Roman version of Christianity, which was at first very simple, developed into elaborate, stately, imposing ceremonies having all the outward splendor that had belonged to the pagan temples of Babylon, Assyria, Greece, and Egypt. While YHVH's Congregations of True Worshippers remained humble and humbled. I find it interesting to note that the True Worshippers were labeled by the Roman State church as "Barbarians." How "Just Like Satan" it is to refer to the oppressed, the poorly clothed, the poorly housed, and the underfed as "Barbarians." It is a historical fact that at least three tribes of "Barbarians," the Gothes, Vandals and Burgundians were indeed "True Worshippers."
Mans desire to do things his way, rebelling against the commands of YHVH, started back in the Garden with Adam and Eve. Rebellion continued, forcing YHVH to intervene through the flood, the tower of Babel, and even while the Israelites were being fed manna and having Moses lead them to the Promised Land. Isaiah's opening chapter is a condemnation of YHVH's chosen people. Rebellion against YHVH's law continues and is becoming even more evident today. The point of Isaiah's rebuke and that of Y'Shua reveals that the Syncretism has continued throughout history. Carnal man has continued to inject his own thoughts and concepts into his worship and thus early on contaminated the True Worship of our pure and Holy Creator YHVH.
Mankind Has Not Learned Israel's Lesson
Having come out of Egypt, and recalling that pagans worshiped a golden calf, Israel decided they would have a visible object that they could see, handle and touch to represent the invisible YHVH, Exodus 32:4. The clear warning in Exodus 20:1-5 was that under no circumstances were they to follow the idolatrous practices of the pagans in the land they were to possess.
Israel's covenant (Spiritual Marriage Vow to YHVH) was to follow the teachings of YHVH as given to Moses, and so be a light to the nations around them. Israel's mission was to be a model nation and to lead others in the pure worship of YHVH. This is clear from Isaiah 27:6: "He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit." Psalm 80:8-11 clearly shows that what YHVH sought from Israel (Jacob), His vineyard, did not become a fruit of righteousness. His people were soon removed (Divorced for fornicating with pagan gods) from their favored (under Grace) and unique position among all peoples and sent into exile and into bondage with pagan nations (to serve sin again, as with Egypt).
What happened? Israel had become ensnared in the worship practices of the pagans about them. Instead of holding YHVH's way of life-with its many blessings and security-as an example to the world, Israel took up pagan ways, turning their backs on G-d's pure worship as given in the Bible. When Israel finally went into the Promised Land, it was a new generation, a people that had seen the miracle of the daily manna being provided for them, and the presence of YHVH in the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. This new generation of Israelites should have gotten the paganism of Egypt out of their system. In their youth they had among them Moses and the tabernacle with a functioning priesthood to keep them mindful of the goodness and bounty of YHVH's providence, and they never knew what it meant to live in bondage as their parents. All of this was to no avail.
After the death of Moses, Israel, instead of driving out all of the pagan inhabitants, tolerated the pagans, married them (both physically and spiritually), absorbing their heathen worship and practices. The pagan nations were still in the land at the time of David and Solomon and were a snare to them. Eventually, the false religions of the world so corrupted the Chosen People of Israel (YHVH's first bride) that they had completely DIVORCED themselves from YHVH; even though YHVH gave them plenty of time to repent, they would not repent, and they even killed YHVH's prophets.
Today, YHVH's Chosen People are individuals who worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Collectively these Chosen People make up G-d's "Elect"; for many are called, but FEW are CHOSEN (Matthew 22:1-14). Why else would Scripture reveal that a gathering of only two or three would be enough to constitute a congregational gathering (Matthew 18:19-20). The Large (Universal) churches that are literally found on almost every major street corner in the world today cannot possibly be the meeting places of YHVH's Chosen Few.
In Whom Doth Thy Faith Reside?
Y'Shua our Redeemer came to bring us the Pure Righteousness of YHVH, teaching us by example to follow his ways. Instead, mankind continues to have faith in himself; placing his trust in human understanding, which is always rooted in carnal desire. Historically, we see that Traditional christianity rejected the Hebrew Congregations of Sabbatarian Worshippers. This rejection led to a despising of the Mosaic Law (Torah) given by YHVH Himself to mankind through Moses (Rev. 22:14). Instead, it tolerated and absorbed pagan customs and teachings in flagrant violation of Scripture (Tanakh). YHVH and His son, Y'Shua, did not create a new religion, as Roman Christianity would have you to believe, but simply made the true intent of Torah (the Law of Love) more understandable through love.
The religion of modern traditional christianity has absorbed many foreign doctrines that have no basis in the Bible, but are rooted in The Mystery Religions. Many TODAY could be likened to the rebellious Israelites who took up whatever new worldly fad or liberal trend that came upon the scene. YHVH is completely out of their thoughts, out of their schools (public, private, and seminaries), and out of their lives.
Baptized, But Not Reformed
Baptism, according to the Christopagan universal Roman church, proclaimed that they the power to (legally) turn a pagan into a Christian...Therefore, what constituted a 'pagan' was simply a matter of legal definition by clerical authority; in practice it provided a safe haven for evading the bishop's control and death. Gregory the Great's decision that English converts to catholicism might continue to use their traditional (pagan) places of worship provided they were sprinkled with holy water. This was a revolutionary extension of clerical tolerance, with momentous implications for later missionary activity. All of this is to say, "The pagans were baptized, but returned to their former houses of idolatry (protected by baptism) and continued to worship as before." The only difference being that the name of their god or goddess had been changed to Jesus ("god")or Mary ("The Mother of god").
Of course, it took about 335 years after the sacrifice of Messiah Y'Shua for the Roman government to be able to legally change (by law) the True Seventh Day Sabbath to a pagan Sunday (The venerable day of the sun), and even longer to execute thousands of True Worshippers (now called Arian heretics) by the Roman government created Roman catholic church. Click here for a quick chronological study of how it happened.
The original Scripture was written in Hebrew, but the gentile converts to Roman christianity no longer used the Hebrew texts to bring about the conversion of their many conquered nations. Because of the infusion of foreign doctrines by false Roman christianity, the gentile bishops and teachers avoided the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanakh), relying mostly on corrupted Greek epistles. Thus the prejudicial division of the Word of G-d into The Old and The New Testaments.
WHY? ....... Because there was a deliberate policy on the part of the so called Christian gentile leaders, who did not want to have their doctrines demolished by the Jewish (Hebrew) scholars grounded in the Scriptures (Tanakh or Old Testament). So, rather than evangelize the nations around them through the authentic Hebrew Scriptures, the Gentile leaders from Gentile backgrounds avoided the Hebrew texts, because so many of their so called "christian" doctrines were nowhere found in the Bible. Thus, they avoided any clash with those knowledgeable of the Hebrew Scriptures which condemned taking on any aspect of worship foreign to the Word of YHVH.
Unscriptural Teachings Flourish
Because the Roman Emperor, Constantine, converted the pagan temples of the Roman Empire into churches or monasteries explains the heathen derivation of the word "church", as used in the King James version (and some other Bible versions). The Greek word ekklesia literally means "the called-out ones," which carries the same meaning as the Hebrew "kahal." However, Ekklesia refers to a congregation of people, not a building. The word "church" refers to the building, coming to us through the Anglo-Saxon circe (Circe was the Greek goddess who turned men into swine). In Scottish the word is kirk, relating to the Hebrew kikkar, meaning a circle or disc (the sun). The ancient link to sun worship (on Sunday) is undeniable, and let us not forget that the Roman Emperor Constantine was a devout member of the Cult of "Sol Invictus" (Sol meaning Sun or Solar). The Romans and the Greeks had a feast called the Nativity of Time, which celebrated the return of the sun in the winter and near the annual period of the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year). What other "Nativity" comes to your mind at this time of the year? Can you picture a mother with her newborn child? Can you picture the sun in this "Nativity"? If not 'Click' here.
Two Distinct Groups
The very early movement saw the Congregations of True Worshippers as being rooted in the teachings of The Messiah (Y'Shua) which still clung to Israelite laws (Torah). These converted Jews and to a lesser degree converted gentiles (Sabbath Keeping Sabbatarian Worshippers) continued to witness in the synagogues of the Jews as did the Apostle Paul, Acts 13:14; 15; 42; 14:1.
The other group, composed mostly of Gentile pagans from Greek culture and Hellenistic customs were eventually called "Christians." It was among these latter gentiles that Satan (Human Nature) planted the seeds of his anti-messiah "Mystery Religion." And it was and is this same "Mystery Religion" that is still bringing about the abandonment and betrayal of True Messianic followers of YHVH and His Torah (Commandments and Ordinances) by the substitution with pagan holidays and practices for YHVH's Holy Days and practices. It is this Mystery Religion of pagan practices mixed and white washed with christian names that gained popularity and political power. In these "End Times" it is the so called Christians that are the product of ancient pagan Rome, BUT it is the former Sabbatarian Congregations of True Worshippers (that continues to obey YHVH) that are YHVH's chosen few (His Elect). See Revelation Revealed.
Through governmental control, mass murder (The Multiple Inquisitions, The Crusades, The Holocaust, etc...), and the passing of time Roman Universal Christianity has become the human standard for traditional Christians today, many unknowingly, observe more pagan carryovers than days plainly commanded in the Bible. These popular days include Sunday (a day historically set aside in honor of the sun), Easter (the day honoring Astarte, alias Ishtar and Ostra, Chaldean Queen of Heaven) Xmas (midwinter solar-fertility celebration), Lent (40-day fast for Ostra), New Year (near the midwinter solstice instead of the Biblical spring), Valentine's Day (Roman fertility celebration), Halloween or All Saint's Day (demonic observance), and the list goes on. There is no teaching or foundation for any of these so called "christian holidays" anywhere in the Bible. They are the (humanistic) concepts and doctrines of men, firmly embedded in traditional christianity through centuries of pagan tradition and practice.
The very early Sabbatarian Worshippers, "True Monotheistic Messianic" (no Trinity) followers of Messiah Y'Shua, continued observing the weekly Sabbath, the annual Holy Days, and heard the preaching of the Old Testament (Tanakh) along with the prayers of the Jews. They continued meeting in the Jewish synagogues just as did the Messiah and the Apostles until they were forced out. A decided difference soon arose between the original "Messianic Jews," "The Jewish Faith," and those conquered pagans nations that eventually (through Roman-catholic control) became "Traditional Christianity" itself. The true Worshippers continued with the "Jewish" worship based on YHVH's immutable law, while Traditional-Christianity had amalgamated into its doctrines almost every foreign belief and practice necessary to accommodate the new pagan converts.
Satan, the Supreme Source of Error
Satan (a metaphor for Human Nature) certainly has twisted the minds of those who perhaps unknowingly have accepted error as truth and call truth error. Thus, Satan (Human Nature) "leads the whole world astray," Revelation 12:9. And it began a very long time ago.
Genesis 3:4 reveals Satan's (Human Nature's) first Self-deception. Eve's human nature told her that she would continue living, that she had an immortal soul, and that she would not die. And she would even be as Elohim! Of course, human nature does not need to speak directly to mankind, because it is the nature of "Natural Man." Human nature controls the minds of men, because it is the nature spirit of mankind. It is "Self-Will," and is "Self-deceiving."
History shows that all pagan religion has its source in Nimrod's Babylon. The teachings of Babylon have dominated Egyptian as well as Greek and Roman religion. Teachings right out of Babylon can be found in almost all religions of the world. These abominable doctrines have even undermined the true religion that YHVH gave mankind through Israel. With corrupted doctrines and error, ministers have continued to twist the Bible so that the so called "truth" is no longer Bible truth, but the "Truth" as taught by the humanistic churches of this world.