WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HALLOWEEN!

Kevin R. Airrington
27 October 2013

This essay is a resource for Christian families who are looking for answers about Halloween and for anyone interested in the history of Halloween. 

Obviously, if you are here you know the answer.  The question is will you obey God?  Will you obey the Bible?  My Pastor says it’s ok.  Really?  You Pastor is only a man and he can and has been in error.  I say this humbly because, I have been in error.   Both as a Pastor and as a lay person.

I know before I even publish this I will catch heat for even bringing up the subject of Christians celebrating Halloween.  Let me say up front that my goal is to lift up Jesus in everything I say and do.  I stand for truth. I stand for Jesus, and I am not ashamed.

If you are a Christian and you celebrate Halloween…that’s your business.  Just like it is your business to smoke crack and cheat on your wife.  It’s up to you if you want to read the NIV…missing over 64,000 words, 250 verses missing and thousands more tampered with it. The NIV denies Jesus as Creator,  denies His Deity…claims Joseph is His Father!  The NIV underestimates and denies the miracles of Jesus.  The NIV perverts the virgin birth.  The NIV removes the blood of Jesus.

Don’t look for the “mercyseat” in the NIV – GONE!
Don’t look for “Jehovah” in the NIV – GONE!
Don’t look for the “Godhead” in the NIV – GONE!

The NIV removes wonderful Bible “terms” like remission, regeneration, impute, propitiation, new testament and many others!

Despite God’s clear warnings about “taking away” from His words – the NIV removes 64,576 words! Over 8 percent of God’s word is “TAKETH AWAY”!  If you want to read this trash and call it your bible…go right on ahead.

It’s your business if you want to pick and choose the commandments you want to obey and those that you do not.  It’s a free country,  if you want to celebrate the satanic holiday, “HALLOWEEN “!  You go right on ahead.

In fact, after reading this essay, after watching Bodie Hodge’s video (Halloweenand the Bible: https://youtu.be/bkmuTZAGbX0), or Scary Halloween Facts: https://youtu.be/_OM0dfGlcDY, or Guard your Soul: https://youtu.be/TRe-Eib5e54, or Warning about Halloween:  https://youtu.be/AQg9aAYrcbM, The Truth about Halloween (Robert Breaker- I disagree with about 30% of what he teaches…he is right on here…easy to follow.)…and you still want to give demons access to your home, that is your business.

Just do not blame me if things do not go well for you on judgement day.

Luke 6:46 KJB, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

Luke 18:8,  “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth.”

Are you truly a Christian if you deliberately sin?  In the Greek that means…up…on purpose.   The answer is unequivocally, NO!  That’s not yours truly,  Kevin Airrington.   Your Bible is clear that if we sin on purpose you cannot  all yourself a Christian.

INTRODUCTION

Several years ago I reposted two very good articles about Halloween on my Ministry Website: www.airrington.com.  I did not write these articles, but I thought they answered some questions about Halloween.  They are very good articles but what I should have done is take the time to write my own article and inject my personal beliefs, detailed history and what the Bible has to say on the matter.

Here are those two original articles…

1.) History of Halloween:  http://airrington.com/?page_id=382

The glory of God is at stake, and when our Heavenly Father’s glory is diminished, no Christian is worth his testimony should sit still and passively allow this to go unanswered.

2.) Halloween – Trick or Treat:  http://airrington.com/?page_id=376

The occult is nothing to be toyed with.  The stakes are far too high. The author breaks it down into the simplest form and discusses masks, costumes,  candy, pumpkins, etc.

Should you and I as Christians be involved in the celebration of Halloween?

Finding the answer to that question has been an interesting journey in itself.   I have my own reasons and Biblical reasons  to say the least of these — Joshua 24:2, 15, And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel…choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.  This should be enough.  Done!  But many Christian’s, too many, are OK with some sins….why I have no idea.  Have you read Paul’s list or John’s lists of the sins that will keep you from Heaven.   SIN IS SIN. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Revelation 21:8 KJB)

Revelation  21:8, “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Telling just one lie can keep you from Heaven.  What would celebrating Satan’s holy day do?

Numbers 32:23b KJB,  “. . . behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.”

Missing verses

God is clear in His Word about a good many things…yet it seems that many tend to ignore them.  They tend to make God in his or her own image instead of the way around.  Many verses are missing from Modern Trashlations (ESV, NIV, AMP, CEV, NKJV, NASV, TLB, NLT, et. al.).  Some will, by their own choosing delete verses or doctrines from their Bible because they like their sin.  Many will not read this article because it is too long and we just can’t be bothered, besides I just don’t believe that stuff is our excuse. 

“My pastor says Halloween is okay to celebrate.”  Your Pastor is just a man and he is wrong about this!  That’s a pretty bold statement, I agree, but perhaps after you read this essay you will change your mind.  I hope you do…for the love of God, and if Christ’s death means any to you…I hope you do!

As I searched the Internet to get opinions, thinking I would find many God fearing Churches shout, “CHRISTIANS DO NOT CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN”…what I found instead was the saints of God defending, even glorifying Halloween as some sort of Christian Holiday; perhaps as important or more important than Christmas or Easter.  Some substitute Halloween for, “Harvest Day”, “Trunk or Treat”, “Fall Festival “, “Bible Character Costume Party”, “Hay Rides”, “Fall Themed Potluck Dinner”, and more.

These are all terrible ideas.  This is not being separate from the world.  This is not being a peculiar people.  There is no reason Christians need an “alternative ” to Halloween.   I don’t smoke, but I pretend with candy cigarettes or I vape.  I do not drink but I drink Neer Beer (non-alcoholic beer or 0.5% alcohol).  I do not swear…but I use words like “dang it” or Frick” or “Crap”, “Son of Gun”, etc.  I would never take the Lord’s name in vain.  But use substitutions like, “OMG”, “Gosh”, “Jeeze”, Gosh Dang It”, “Holy Crap”, “Holy Smokes”, “

I don’t smoke crack because that is illegal, but I smoke marijuana because it’s legal and God made it

The point is if your are looking for what your perceive as an alternative to sin or a substitution.   Wearing a Barbie or a Spider-Man costume and going to the Church Harvest Party thinking you are good…you are not.  It is about disguises or costumes,  not the content of your costumes.  A Harvest Festival is not being separate it is not being peculiar. Churches that offer these alternatives  are in error.

Shocking! First, I did find a site that said, “10 Reasons why Christians should NOT celebrate Halloween.”  Then the very next one in the search was, “7 reasons why Christians SHOULD celebrates Halloween.”  Aye Yai Yai!!

No wonder Christians are confused about almost every subject.  Another site said, “We should not worry about spirits, ghosts, and satanic symbolism with Halloween we should worry about drunk drivers and other social issues.”  Are you serious?  Yes, those things are important…

but again, Aye Yai Yai! The Bible I read and perhaps yours is different than mine says,For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  Ephesians 6:12

HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN

Some of the details may vary slightly based upon the source.  If I find a significant difference in my source material,  I will provide both sources so that you, my reader are able to decide for yourself.   Minor ones, I will not make issue.

I have heard a lot of ‘TALK’ about Halloween being a Christian Holiday…just look at the thousands of people on Facebook, Christians, Youth Pastors and Senior Pastors alike all justifying this holiday as some sort of I don’t know what…some sort of Christian All Saint’s Day.

Let’s you and I just see about all this Christian Holiday business.

The name “Halloween” comes from the All Saints Day celebration of the early “Christian” church, a day set aside for remembrance of the martyrs.   The word Halloween comes from the term “All Hallows Eve” which occurred on October 31st, at the end of the summer in Northwestern Europe.  “All Saints Day,” Or “All Hallows Day” was the next day, November 1st.  Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day.   “All Hallows Eve” was eventually contracted to “Hallow-e’en,” which became “Halloween.”

As near as I could find out; the earliest origins of Halloween can be traced back to about the time of Jesus Christ.  These origins were primarily from an ancient Ireland and Scotland.  On October 31st, the Celtics celebrated the end of summer.  During this important time of the year for herders they would move their animals into barns and pens in order to prepare for and ride out the long winter months ahead.   Also, this was the time that the farmers harvested their crops.   This annual changing of the seasons and the “lifestyle” was celebrated by a festival called Samhain – pronounced ‘sow-ane’.   Few Christians have heard this term.  Samhain is still celebrated today as an ancient pagan festival of the dead by witches all over the world.  In some of the earliest Irish literature sources you will find mentioning’s of Samhain.  Many important events surround Samhain…they either take place on Samhain or around this time period.

Samhain is one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals: Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh make up the other three.  Samhain along with Beltane, bonfires were lit and rituals began.   These bonfires as well as the ashes are said to have protective and cleansing powers.  And that’s not all.  They also performed many rituals that involved the bonfires.  Samhain, like Beltane is seen as a time when spirits could easily make entrance into our world.  The aos sí – pronounced ‘ees shee’ and the older form aes sídhe – pronounced ‘ays sheeth-uh’, it is usually spelled Sìth but you would pronounce it the same.  (Star Wars – Remember the Sìth – Star Wars is the most occultic movie of all time.)…This is a supernatural race that some believe is the remnants of the pagan gods and nature spirits.  They are said to be ancestors, the spirits of nature or gods & goddesses and they walk among the living.

They also believe that the aos sí needed to be propitiated or appeased in order to ensure that their livestock survived the winter.  So, if you make the deity happy they will protect your livestock.  The souls of the dead were welcomed into their homes and the dead kin would also have a place of honor set for them at the table for them.  “Guising” is part of the festival.  This involved people going door to door in a disguise and reciting verses in exchange for food or coins.  (trick or treat).  Costumes were used to disguise themselves from the aos sí (the spirits).

Divination, which involved nuts and apples were a big part of the festival.  Divination is a systematic method by which the individual attempts to gain an answer to a question or a situation in their lives by way of an occultic process or ritual.   They may gain this knowledge through reading signs, events or through contact with a supernatural agency.

The Roman Catholic Church changed the dates of All Saints Day from 1 November to 2 November (they are good at changing dates— look at Christmas.  The Jews also monkey with dates…changing the Jewish calendar so that Jesus would not line up as the Messiah but a favorite Rabbi would, see my article called, “THE JEWISH CALENDAR”) and it later became ‘All Soul’s Day’.  Overtime Samhain and All Saints’/All Souls’ Day merged to help create what we now celebrate as Halloween.   Towards the end of the 20th century, Celtic neopagens and Wiccans have observed Samhain or something very similar based on it.  Make no mistake this IS a RELIGEOUS HOLIDAY but NOT a CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY.    Samhain is celebrated all over the world…and at different times of the year.  The name may change as well, but it is the same RELIGEOUS HOLIDAY.

Samhain, like Beltane was a time when the doorway to the underworld was opened to the this world.  This allowed the SPIRITS OF THE DEAD to come into our world.  The way I read this Samhain is basically a FESTIVAL FOR THE DEAD.  The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn says that the sidhe (fairy mounds or portals to the Otherworld) “were always open at Samhain”.

“According to the Dindsenchas and Annals of the Four Masters, which were written by Christian monks, Samhain in ancient Ireland was associated with the god Crom Cruach. The texts claim that King Tigernmas (Tighearnmhas) made offerings to Crom Cruach each Samhain, sacrificing a first-born child by smashing their head against a stone idol of the god.”  THAT’S WICKED…hey lets go trick or treating!

Ronald Hutton ((1996) Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain. Oxford, Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-288045-4) he writes: “When imitating malignant (it will destroy you as opposed to benign which is just a pain) spirits it was a very short step from guising to playing pranks”.   In other words, imitating evil spirits is about the same thing as dressing up in costumes and going door to door or playing pranks.   Playing pranks at Samhain is recorded in the Scottish Highlands as far back as 1736 and was also common in Ireland, which led to Samhain being nicknamed “Mischief Night” in some parts.  I think Mischief Night could accurately describe todays modern Halloween.   Many teenagers and young adults…play all kinds of pranks…toilet papering a tree…throwing eggs at a house…putting dog poop in a paper bag and setting it on fire so the unsuspecting victim stomps it out on their porch gets poop in their slippers and more.

Trick-or-Treating came from the custom of going door-to-door collecting food, coins and fuel for bonfires and/or offerings to the aos sí for the Samhain festival.  Trick-or-Treating also has roots in collecting ‘Soul Cakes.’  This is an English practice where given out to Soulers (mostly children and the poor) who would go door-to-door on Halloween singing and saying prayers for the dead (Idolatry, more on this later).   These small round cakes were eaten and they would represent a soul being freed from purgatory.  Traditionally the Soul Cakes with glasses of wine were set out on All Hallows’ Eve as an offering for the dead.  This ritual of children going door –to-door begging for Soul Cakes on All Saints Day was known as ‘SOULING’.

In 1891, the Reverend M.P. Holmes from Tattenhall, Chesire discovered the song from a little girl at the local school (Gregory, E. David (2010). The Late Victorian Folklore Revival. Scarecrow Press. p. 315. ISBN 978-0-8108-6988-2.).    In the 1950s the soul-cake song was still being collected in England.

The 1891 song contained the following lyrics:

A soul! a soul! a soul-cake!
Please good Missis, a soul-cake!
An apple, a pear, a plum, or a cherry,
Any good thing to make us all merry.
One for Peter, two for Paul
Three for Him who made us all.

In 1963, Peter, Paul and Mary, an American Folk Group recorded their version of the song and entitled it: ‘A Soalin’:

Soul, soul, a soul cake!
I pray thee, good missus, a soul cake!
One for Peter, two for Paul,
Three for Him what made us all!
Soul cake, soul cake, please good missus, a soul cake.
An apple, a pear, a plum, or a cherry, any good thing to make us all merry.
One for Peter, two for Paul, and three for Him who made us all.

American Hallowe’en composer Kristen Lawrence found two historical tunes associated with soul cakes, she was struck that the beginning notes were the same as the mediaeval plainchant Dies Irae, “Day of Judgment.”  The lyrics call for the people to repent and pray for the dead (Idolatry, more on this later). (British rock musician Sting recorded a song called “Soul Cake”.  You can listen to the song on his 2009 album, “If on a Winter’s Night”.   What am I saying; this is the 21st Century, head over to You Tube!  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu8H5rA9HuA).  It’s a snappy little tune with a nice beat…and my head was surely a bobbin’, however, the chorus will send chills down your spine!  His version seems to be an adaption of Peter, Paul & Mary; however, his refers to Christmas rather than All Saints’ Day or All Souls’ Day. “A Soul Cake, a soul cake…anything to make us merry.  We’ll hope you will be kind…And we’ll come no more a-soulin’…till Christmas time next year.”

That…”a soul cake a soul cake a soul cake…” chant makes me uneasy.  Like some sort of Satanic chant.  I think I will pause and pray right now…to be honest…all of this has made me uneasy and it is scaring the hell out of me!

“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for your outrageous love for us.  Thank you for your Word…and your knowledge.  Lord as we explore the dark side of a holiday that drips in demonic activity I pray for Your protection and your comfort.   Oh God!  I am feeling very uneasy right now.  Like someone or something is watching me and they are not pleased with what I am writing…I rebuke these demonic spirits in the name of Jesus…you are the most high God…protect me and shower me with your love.  I pray that all those that read this are blessed and educated Lord.  That they will see the truth and they will follow your law.  Thank you Jesus.”

I am sorry, I had to do that…I am not simply filling words up on a page…I really am feeling scared and uneasy.

One thing that comes to mind at this point is that the Scripture firmly teaches that we are not to pray to anyone but the Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost.  Catholic doctrine teaches us to pray to the Saints.  Catholicism teaches it is okay to pray to Saints and other creatures.  I firmly believe that praying to anyone other than God is IDOLATRY.  I have no problem with Christians in Heaven hearing what is said on earth.  Many Christians seem to deny this fact, however, this is clearly taught in revelation 5:8-14.  Just because people in Heaven can hear the prayers on earth does not mean we can pray to them.  They can only hear the prayers and praises of God and this is only granted by God, let’s not give the Saints any powers that they do not have.

“The Roman Catholic Church prefers to say that it possible for the Saints in heaven hear every prayer of every creature all the time; otherwise, it would not be possible to pray to Mary legitimately.  The standard Protestant objection is that praying to the saints implies a type of omniscience on the hearers’ part. Their argument based on what we do not know, not what we do know.

There is no biblical teaching at all that states we are to pray to those who once were alive on earth and are now in heaven.  Biblically, prayer is always offered to God, and is a form of worship.  Further, prayer is not the same thing as talking to someone face-to-face.  Prayer is a humble petition to the Lord and not to a friend who’s in the same room with you or on the other end of the phone — or in heaven.  Prayer is offered to God, never to any created thing.  To do so is to offer worship that should only be directed to God, which is idolatry.”

The Bible teaches us to pray to God in Jesus name: 1 Pet 1:17, Eph 3:14.

By participating on Halloween you are breaking the very first commandment, Exodus 20:4, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

Certainly, anyone that prays to dead people is an Idolatress! REPENT — Acts 3:19!

Pumpkins & Jack-o’lanterns — A traditional Irish turnip Jack-o’-lantern from the early 20th century.

One of the traditions for guisers or pranksters was to hollow out turnips or mangel wursels (beets or other root vegetable).   Once hollowed out they would place a candle in them to act as lanterns.  Quite often they were carved with grotesque and frightening faces to represent spirits or goblins.  They were also used to protect themselves from harmful spirits.  Interesting, an evil spirit to protect you from and evil spirit…no thank you…I think I will rely on my Holy Spirit.   They were common during Somerset or Punkie Night.  Punkie Night is an English custom practices on the last Thursday of October.

Children marched around with a jack o’lantern and sang a song which goes:

It’s Punkie Night tonight
It’s Punkie Night tonight
Adam and Eve would not believe
It’s Punkie Night tonight

There are some variants of this old rhyme which also include these lines:

“Give me a candle, give me a light If you don’t, you’ll get a fright”

or alternatively:  “Give me a candle give me light If you haven’t a candle, a penny’s all right”

As Cooper and Sullivan (Cooper, Q. & Sullivan, (1994). Maypoles, Martyrs and Mayhem. London: Bloomsbury books.) explain, this relates to the tradition where children would beg for candles on this night, and threaten people who refused to give them anything.

Morrell (Morrell, Patricia; Peter Clark (Illustrator) (1977). Festivals and Customs. London: Pan Piccolo Books) explains how, in earlier times, farmers would put a traditional “Punkie” on their gates to ward off evil spirits at this time of year.

The Jack o’lantern comes from an Irish folklore about a man Jack who tricked the devil into climbing a tree.   Once the devil was in the tree, Jack carved a cross on the trunk, preventing the devil from climbing down.  The devil made a deal with jack (he is good at that) not to allow Jack into hell after jack died and all he had to do was remove the cross from the tree.  After Jack dies, he couldn’t go to hell and he couldn’t go to Heaven.   Poor Jack was forced to wonder around the earth with a single candle to light his way.  The candle was placed in a turnip to keep it burning longer.   In the 1800s the Irish began to immigrate to America they changed from the turnip to the pumpkin.  Along with these traditions they brought with them the black cat which is considered to be reincarnated spirits who had prophetic abilities.

Halloween is an occasion when the ancient gods (actually demons) are worshiped with human sacrifice.  The origins are not of Christian origins (notice the word “Christian” in quotes at the beginning of this essay?)  …the origins of Halloween are a mixture of old Celtic pagan rituals, demon incantations, worship of the dead, superstition and early Catholic traditions.

Many have claimed the “Christian” roots of Halloween.  I guess that all depends.  It depends if you count Catholics as Christians.  Now let me be perfectly clear.  Do I think Catholics are going to Heaven? No, absolutely not.  The Catholic Church is nothing but a cult that dabbles in blatant Idolatry, Sorcery, Islamism and Saint Worship.    However, there will be Christians that attended mass that do make Heaven, but it will not be because of their religion it will be in spite of it!  It will be because of Jesus! Snap-Apple Night, painted by Irish artist Daniel Maclise in 1833.
It was inspired by a Halloween party he attended in Blarney, Ireland, in 1832.

The caption in the first exhibit catalogue:

There Peggy was dancing with Dan
While Maureen the lead was melting,
To prove how their fortunes ran
With the Cards could Nancy dealt in;
There was Kate, and her sweet-heart Will,
In nuts their true-love burning,
And poor Norah, though smiling still
She’d missed the snap-apple turning.

On the Festival of Hallow Eve.

The most frightening thing about the Snap-Apple painting (never mind the eerie resemblance to the drink we call SNAPPLE —which I think there is more there than meets the eye.)…it looks EXACTLY like a Church sponsored HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVE PARTY…maybe trunk r treat or Harvest Party! Games, dancing, bobbing for apples, singing, eating…candy and more.  I mistakenly took my children to our church’s trunk or treat.  First, in the church fellowship hall… it look just like the Snap-Apple painting.  They had women dressing as men, men dressing as women…witches, goblins, etc.   They were putting fake tattoos on the kids; tattoos of pumpkins, witches, black cats, goblins, ghosts, etc.   PLEASE CHURCH WAKE UP…WE ARE THE SAINTS OF GOD AND WE ARE ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL!!!!

The origins of Halloween are Celtic in tradition and have to do with observing the end of summer sacrifices to gods in Druidic tradition. In what is now Britain and France, it was the beginning of the Celtic year, and they believed Samhain, the lord of death, sent evil spirits abroad to attack humans, who could escape only by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves. The waning of the sun and the approach of dark winter made the evil spirits rejoice and play nasty tricks. Believe it or not, most of our Halloween practices can be traced back to these old pagan rites and superstitions.

Before we move on I think it is important that we have a look at how Wicca, the official religion of witchcraft, has to say about Halloween.

Perhaps they viewed the day as a simple fun and innocent neighborhood activity?

I don’t know if I should be shocked or I should have seen this coming.   Halloween is a real, sacred day for those who follow Wicca. In fact, it is one of two high and holy days for them. The Celtic belief of spirits being released is current, along with the worship of Samhain (the lord of death) – both are promoted as something to embrace on that day.   I am convinced that those who believe and practice witchcraft, that Halloween represents a tremendous opportunity to embrace the evil, devilish, dark side of the spiritual world.  If you are not convinced of this, please take a trip with me to Ashland, Oregon, just north of the California border on Halloween night.  The streets will literally be filled with Wiccan…demonic activity.

SHOULD CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN

An old proverb says, “When you sup with the devil, use a long spoon.” Presumably, NO genuine Christian would want to sup with the devil at all and yet many may be doing so in ignorance.

Halloween is celebrated by millions of people as a fun time for kids, putting on costumes, and going door-to-door to get candy. But it is also known as a time of witches, ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. On one hand, some see Halloween as a harmless time of fun and on the other, a ghastly and demonically inspired night to be avoided.

As Christians, there is a lot of debate on whether or not we should participate in Halloween. Is it alright to go trick-or-treating? Can we dress our kids up in costumes on that day? If we do any of this, are we celebrating an evil holiday?

My son, Joshua is just six years old told me, “daddy all the people that think Halloween is a Christian Holiday is lying it is actually a devil holiday.”  Now how in the world did my six year old figure this out and YOU HAVEN’T?

My daughter Rosebud, my 11 year old daughter has an answer for those that believe that Halloween is a Christian Holiday, “Well that just explains it all!  Kids dressing up with blood all over them, pitchforks and tails with triangles on them (obviously her observation of a devil), ghosts and goblins and witches…I don’t even get that.  Yeah, it’s a Christian Holiday.”

To be honest, on the surface it is clear that Halloween is a satanic holiday…and should scare the bezeebers out of us forcing us to recite the Scripture, “greater is He that is within me than He that is in the world.”  Let alone the history which we have just uncovered…if you really are a Christian as you claim to be…you should have a very uneasy feeling in your spirit…you should be scared as hell.

A few points about Hallowen:

  • October 31st has long been known as “The Festival of the Dead.” The Celtic tribes and their priests the Druids celebrated this day as a marker for the change from life to death.
  • Witches celebrate Halloween as the “Feast of Samhain,” the first feast of the witchcraft year. Being a festival of the dead, Halloween is a time when witches attempt to communicate with the dead through various forms of divination.  Christians should not be involved with occultic practice or divination. Note God’s command against divination in Deuteronomy 18.
  • Villagers, fearful of the possibility of being visited by the ghosts of past occupants, would dress up in costumes to scare the spirits on their way. They would also leave food and other treats at their door to appease the spirits so they would not destroy their homes or crops but instead move on down the road. Occultists also would try to scare away the spirits by carving a scary face into a pumpkin.
  • In some witchcraft covens, the closing ritual includes eating an apple or engaging in fertility rites. In the Bible (Genesis 3), eating a piece of fruit brought sin and death into the world. In witchcraft, eating an apple is symbolic of bringing life. The practice of bobbing for apples brings together two pagan traditions: divination and the fertility ritual.
  • Schools are removing any religious significance from Christmas (often called winter break) and Easter (spring break). Isn’t it ironic that most public schools still celebrate Halloween even though it has occultic origins?
  • Participating in Halloween gives sanction to a holiday that promotes witches, divination, haunted houses, and other occultic practices.

Source: These bullet points were barrowed from Probe Ministries in Richardson, Texas. (http://www.fillthevoid.org/Occult/TenReasonsChristiansShouldNotCelebrateHalloween.htm)

Some of you are not interested in what the Bible commands, however, you have stuck with me thus far, we know with certainty that we as Christians, as Saints of God, as Ambassadors of Christ that we are forbidden to become involved with the works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11). “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

As a minister of the Gospel and being saved for over 25 years I have seen the devastating effect on lives when this commandment is broken.  Remember, God’s promise of protection for ourselves and that of our children is for those that are in His will and that promise may no longer hold true if we allow our children to celebrate this dark religious holiday.  Rebellion is the same as witchcraft the Bible tells us.  Ever wonder why children raised in an environment where Halloween is celebrated are in rebellion!  It is difficult enough to raise our children in a Godly manner in this day than to purposely expose them to Satan and the realm of darkness.

Satan and his demons have created a maze of ‘alternate religions’ to keep as many people deceived and confused as possible.  A brief study of history will show that Satan as introduced one false belief system after another.  He knows that our love for God and our God given desire to serve Him can easily be short circuited by these false religions.  He has told one lie after another: “all roads lead to God”.  Some uneducated Christians or Christians who refuse to hear the truth believe this lie.  All roads do not lead to God.  There is one God, the Creator of all.  Jesus is the ONLY Road to God and without Jesus Christ, there is no salvation.

It is clear, and all Christians need to know this, the devil wants to deceive us and keep us from discovering the truth.  Can we agree on that much today?  I am writing this for Christians, my brothers and my sisters.  The Church and Christians make one compromise after another.  Where in God’s Word and it is just a question, where does it say we must compromise with the world and become tolerant of other religions and sin?  Show me and I will never again preach the Gospel.  If that is so, then I am wrong…wrong about everything I know to be true of God.

You might say, Brother Kevin…my kids dress up as Barbie, Mickey Mouse or Pirates.  I always go with them, so that they are safe.  We never carve scary faces on pumpkins.  We have so much fun decorating our yard as a cemetery.  First, let me ask you mom, dad…what happens when you take your children tout Guising in their Barbie Costume and their Pirate Costume (arrggg!!!) and they see other children dressed as demons, ghosts, hookers, witches and an assortment of other occultic creatures?   What do you say to them?  WAIT!  Don’t answer me too quick.  Think…think…I know it hurts…but think!  You are building a foundation with your children and right now you have a moment.  What will you say?  What can you possible say that will not mold them and how they think about the occult?

If you say, “It’s okay Sarah; it’s all fun…just fun.”  You have just taught your child that it is OK to emulate evil and THAT IS WHAT THEY WILL REMEMBER.  1 Thessalonians 5:22 says, “Abstain from the APPEARANCE of EVIL.”  How about this one mom, “Oh honey, just ignore them…they are not Christians and they do not know any better.”  Congratulations mom, you have now just taught your child to not care about the lost and the dying…the ones that need Jesus.  Great parenting.  “Who is this guy, talking to us like this…it’s none of his business and he needs to use some tact.”    Who am I?  I am a dad; a grandfather, a husband, a Pastor…and I love you enough to tell you the hard truth…tact?  If you have not been watching the news, Jesus could return any minute!  Do you know how many people died from cancer last year alone?  We don’t have time…we need to share the truth in love and sometimes the truth hurts.

And speaking of truth, there is no response that you could share with your children that would erase the representation of evil and the occult on Halloween…you will dull their ability to determine what is evil and dark and what is pure and light.

One that I have been hearing a lot and reading on Facebook lately…I even saw a Youth Pastor’s wife say, “It’s all for fun.”  Your children will come to accept that they can enjoy Halloween that it is all in fun.  Maybe they have dressed up as a witch or a demon…hey it’s all in fun.  How about let them read Goosebumps or how about your read them the latest Stephen King novel before bed…it’s all in fun.  Maybe your son comes home one day and announces he talked to his grandmother who passed away 6 months ago.  His buddy whipped out a Ouija board and grandma was right there…it’s all in fun.  Maybe your daughter comes home late from school…her beautiful blonde hair is died black…nails are black…lipstick is black.  She announces that she is a Wiccan and she is in touch with mother earth on a truly spiritual level…groovy man…hey, it’s all in fun.  Maybe one night you get a call from the local police…your son or daughter is in jail.   The police had arrested them because of occultic activity…murder…desecrating a body…child endangerment…OH MY WHAT DID THEY DO?  The skinned a 6 month old baby alive as a sacrifice to the druid god Aba Kulana (I made that name up)…hey it’s all in fun. Your children have heard you say all their life that evil doesn’t hurt anything…it’s all in fun…as long as you don’t mean it to be serious…

Now, you are thinking that I am going too far.  But every single example I have given is a true one.  Listen to me mom and dad!  When we do not give our children FIRM direction in these areas, the devil will have free access, access that you have allowed and it will confuse and mislead your children.  Our children are not saved because we are.  They must choose Jesus for themselves.  If we do not tell that that the supernatural realm doesn’t have to be taken seriously, then they will not take it seriously and they will not take JESUS serious!

My children will not celebrate or participate in Halloween because:

– I don’t want them to underestimate the devil

– I don’t want them to open up to demonic influence

– I don’t want them to stumble into an area of the occult unaware

– I want them to know that I take the Bible literally

– I want them to prefer the light of the Gospel to the darkness of the occult

– I want them to know that it is OK to stand apart from the world on these issues

– I want them to recognize easily what is evil and stand against it in the name of Jesus

I could list many other reasons, but would you listen?  My children do not go to Harvest Parties or trunk or treats, etc.  THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CHURCH SPONSORED HARVEST PARTY AND SAMHAIN!

When my children were in public school, we sent a note to school that said, “Dear teacher, we are Christians and do not participate in any fashion with the pagan holiday of Halloween.  As Christians, it is not appropriate for our children.  Please provide an alternate activity for my child if you plan to have parties, carve or color pumpkins or other occultic creatures.

Thank you for your understanding.  If you have questions, please call me.  God bless you, Mr. Airrington.  555-555-1212.”

If I have not convinced you that participating in Halloween in ANY FORM is wrong for a Christian, then you really have not prayed or thought about it.  If you choose this day whom you will serve and ask God to help you and give you wisdom in this area, He will.

What should Christians do?  Many believe they need to have a Harvest Party or the like so that their children are not missing out on the “fun” the others are having.  Remember what I said, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CHURCH SPONSORED HARVEST PARTY AND SAMHAIN!

My children have NEVER been trick or treating and they don’t miss it!  They don’t care.  Often times the holiday becomes part of the parent and the fun the parent has seeing Johnny dressed up like a cute little demon.  If you feel you need an alternative I will give you one…probably the only one.

THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE HALLOWEEN FOR CHRISTIANS

Remember, when Jesus spoke with Peter about His church, he promised him that, “…the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”  Matthew 16:18 This is a very clear mandate from our King…we are to take hell by violence!  Some Christians believe we need to take a defensive posture and hide in a corner protected by our shield of faith…no way…Jesus is talking of about offensive action here.  We need to seize the day and attack Satan’s Kingdom.

This is what we do at the Airrington house:  Those little demons and Barbie’s are coming…you can turn off your porch lite…pray you are not the attack of a prankster…hide in the corner with your shield or YOU CAN TAKE HELL BY VIOLENCE! 

Get a small zip lock baggy…put a few pieces of candy in it, I put a lot of candy and chocolate.  This is not the time to be cheap,  you want them coming back next year and to tell their friends. Maybe a pencil with a Bible Scripture, some Bible Stickers (kids love stickers) and go to www.passthewordkjb.com  or www.chick.com and order some comic tracts.  You can search for Halloween or get any of them… My Favorite is, “Who’s your Daddy?”  They are cheap…just 18¢ each.  Buy 1, 25 or 100! If you order from PASS THE WORD KJB, you will have to order packs of 25.  I also add 2 to 4 crayons, so the kids can color he comic tracks.

On the back there is room to write your church or stamp it in…or your website or anything…a message…or leave it blank.  Zip it all up in the baggy…any extra candy let your kids eat it or hide it and you eat it!

Then pour yourself a hot bowl of Chili…shred some Cheddar Cheese and onion it…butter up the corn bread and wait for the doorbell.  Go to the door for safety with your kids…but let them hand out the bags.  They will be excited they are spreading God’s Word.

The Bible says “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” That is so true! We do need to know what the Word says. It is relevant to our present lives, not just our eternal! Many of us have wasted a lot of years and we are just finding out what God has to say about our lives.

My family does not celebrate Halloween.  We don’t even pretend that it’s good, or make believe that somehow it’s a Christian event.  Halloween has roots in witchcraft, the occult and human sacrifice plain and simple.   It is the devils attempt to get some glory.  I’m always saddened this time of year when I see the number of Christians and churches that dress Halloween up like a baby in a pumpkin suit and follow the world.  If it’s just for dress-up and candy, we can do that any day of the year.  As believers anything we see the masses flocking to, we should be very leery of.  In public schools for example Halloween is celebrated and lifted up, yet Jesus is not allowed.   Like any family decision I encourage you to seek the Lord.

Ask yourself these questions for any choice you’re facing:

  • Does this activity lift up the Name of Jesus?
  • Would I do this activity with Jesus standing next to me?
  • Is this activity training my children in the way they should go?

You do not need an ‘alternative’ or substitute.   Changing the name to Harvest Festival does not change what it is.  Remember, we are in a war.  Will you fight or shall we just make up alternatives to the worlds wickedness?  

Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HALLOWEEN

What does the Bible say about Halloween?  Everything!  You will not find the word Halloween or any of its previous names.  But the Bible is very loud concerning the occult, witches and demons.

Here are a few scriptures…if you have made it this far please don’t fade away at the most important part…God’s Word.

Exodus 22:18, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

Deuteronomy 18:10-14, ” 9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer [communicating or praying to the dead].

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.”

1 Corinthians 10:20-21 “20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”

Galatians 4:8-11 “8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”

Romans 13:12a “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”

God is definitely speaking negatively about occultic practices, spirits, witches and He condemns not only the practice but the people who chose to involve themselves in it.   King Saul found out and you and I have discovered this to be true, as Christians we are to have NOTHING to do with the occult.  Tarot Cards, praying to the dead (Idolatry), séances, lucky charms, talismans, demons, witches, mediums, etc.   These are all unbiblical and will harm our fellowship God.  They will open the Christian up to demonic oppression.  If you are having difficulty in your life…right now…this very second, reach in your pocket…what’s in your pocket?  What’s hanging around your neck?  A rabbit’s foot, a crucifix, St Christopher, a pentagram…get rid of it now and see if your circumstances don’t change.

Sadly, most Christians have heard this, read it in their Bible and ignore it.  One time I was talking with a Christian couple and I brought up this very subject.  Suddenly the man reached in his pocket and pulled a talisman…it was of one of the Catholic Patriarch Saints, I cannot remember which.   Everyone in the room starred at it…I finally broke the silence and said, “Where did you get that?”  He didn’t answer…he looked slowly in his wife’s direction.  His wife said almost very proudly, “I bought it for him.”  I said, “O, what did you do that for?”  She said, “I bought it for him when he had his heart surgery.”  I said, “what for?”  She said slowly as it began to dawn on her….”I ….I thought…it…would protect him!”  They told me that he had experienced one health problem after another since he started carrying that talisman.  I said, “Get rid of it.”  They said they would…but I have a feeling he still has it…he continues to have health issues.  Some unexplained by doctors.

THE FINAL WORD

The word “holiday” means “holy day.” But there is nothing holy about Halloween. The root word of Halloween is “hallow,” which means “holy, consecrated and set apart for service.” If this holiday is hallowed, whose service is it set apart for? The answer to that question is very easy-Lucifer’s!

As Christians you and I are placed in this world to be a light in a world of darkness. There is no lasting benefit to ignore a holiday that exists around us, but it also does harm to celebrate Halloween as it has originated and grown over the centuries.

Follow-up —Responding to my critiques: http://airrington.com/?p=1811

REFERENCES

http://www.cbn.com/special/halloween/

http://sonyaschroeder.com/2011/10/shelving-the-lie-on-halloween/

http://heartofwisdom.com/blog/should-christians-observe-halloween/

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THE FALSE TEACHING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Protestant Reformation wasn’t just some temporal movement, it took place for a reason.  The Protestant Reformation took place to combat the many false and sometimes dangerous false teachings in the Roman Catholic Church.   Many are not biblical doctrines, but rather Church Traditions…that have come down for centuries.

The nailing of the 95 theses to the Wittenberg door by Martin Luther was the results of his comparing Scripture with Catholicism.  His intent was to reform the Roman Catholic Church, however, it resulted in the protesters, the Protestants, who sought to get back to the Scriptures.  The Catholic Church did what has always done to their enemies, they tried to kill Martin Luther.  The Reformation spread like a wildfire throughout Europe.

I own a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).  Now, would an Independent,  fundamental,  loud mouthed, vegetarian Baptist boy from way out west own a CCC?  Because Catholic’s do not do their own research, so I have to show them from their own written, sacred doctrines just what it is that they believe.   The crazy thing is they are usually so far convinced that their way is right they refuse to listen to TRUTH … their TRUTH when it is slapping them across the face. 

I will attempt to provide a summary of what is taught in the Catholic Church of the many false teachings of Catholicism. How do we know they are false? By comparing Scripture with what is taught. I have pulled out a few references from the CCC. These a just a few of the many false teachings of the Catholic Church.  How do I know that they are false?  We know by comparing Scripture from the Word of God with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

• The Catholic Church is the one true church (CCC 2105),
• Infallibility of the Catholic Church, (CCC 2035),
• Only the Roman Catholic Church has authority to interpret Scripture (CCC 100),
• The Pope is the head of the church and has the authority of Christ (CCC 2034),
• The Roman Catholic Church is necessary for salvation (CCC 846),
• Sacred Tradition equal to scripture (CCC 82),
• Forgiveness of sins, salvation, is by faith and works (CCC 2036 CCC 2080 2068),
• Full benefit of Salvation is only through the Roman Catholic Church (Vatican 2, Decree on Ecumenism, 3),
• Grace can be merited (CCC 2010 CCC 2027),
• The merit of Mary and the Saints can be applied to Catholics and others (1477),
• Penance is necessary for salvation (CCC 980),
• Purgatory (CCC 1031 CCC 1475),
• Indulgences (CCC 1471 CCC 1478 CCC 1498 CCC 1472),
• Mary is Mediatrix (CCC 969),
• Mary brings us the gifts of eternal salvation (CCC 969),
• Mary delivers souls from death (CCC 966),
• Prayer to the saints (CCC 2677),
• The Communion elements become the actual body and blood of Christ (CCC 1374 CCC 1376).

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE ONE TRUE CHURCH (CCC 2105)

“The duty of offering God genuine worship concerns man both individually and socially. This is ‘the traditional Catholic teaching on the moral duty of individuals and societies toward the true religion and the one Church of Christ.’ By constantly evangelizing men, the Church works toward enabling them ‘to infuse the Christian spirit into the mentality and mores, laws and structures of the communities in which [they] live.’ The social duty of Christians is to respect and awaken in each man the love of the true and the good. It requires them to make known the worship of the one true religion which subsists in the Catholic and apostolic Church. Christians are called to be the light of the world. Thus, the Church shows forth the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies.”

What does the Bible say?

Scripturally the Roman Catholic Church is not the “One True Church”.  In fact, the church is the one that God loves and cherishes and died for.  His bride.  No building or institution or denomination is THE TRUE CHURCH, because the bride of Christ is instead a spiritual entity made up of those who have by grace through faith been brought into a close, intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8–9). Those people, no matter which building, denomination, or country they happen to be in, constitute the true church.

There are denominations and people who are not Christians and are not saved and do not follow Scripture.   Sometimes referred to as heretics or a cult.

In the Bible, we see that the local (or visible) church is the gathering of professing believers. The word CHURCH, in the Pauline Epistles are used in two different ways.  There are many examples of the word CHURCH being used to refer to a group of professing believers who meet together on a regular basis (1 Corinthians 16:9; 2 Corinthians 8:1; 11:28).

In addition we can see the concern of he Apostle Paul for individual churches in various cities, often times along the path of his missionary journeys.  The Apostle Paul refers to the Church as a spiritual entity that has close fellowship with Christ, as close as a bride is to her husband (Ephesians 5:25, 32), and of which He is the spiritual head (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 3:21). The Church is a group of individuals (Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 3:5) that have Christ in common.

About 32 years ago when I was first saved, I asked our Assistant Pastor, “How do we know that we are right and someone other than ours has the right doctrine?”  He said, “Brother Kevin, we are not the only duck in the pond, but praise God we are a duck in the pond.”  This rang true for me, however, after 32 years of study, I believe his answer is relating more to individuals than churches.

I am a Baptist.  We are not Protestants in the dictionary sense of the word because they predate the Reformation. Baptist are the ONLY group of believers that can be traced back to the time of Jesus & the Apostles.  That’s pretty impressive, no denomination, not even the Catholic Church is able to make that claim. 

The Baptist have been referred to as many things since the origins; The Waldeans, The Anabaptists, The Rebaptizers,  Waterlander Mennonites, Particular Baptists, General Baptist, and more.

The true church is the bride of Christ (Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17) and the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12; 1 Corinthians 12:27). It cannot be contained, walled in, or defined by anything other than its love for Christ and its dedication to Him.

INFALLIBILITY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (CCC 2035)

“The supreme degree of participation in the authority of Christ is ensured by the charism of infallibility. This infallibility extends as far as does the deposit of divine Revelation; it also extends to all those elements of doctrine, including morals, without which the saving truths of the faith cannot be preserved, explained, or observed.”

What does the Bible say?

Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Catholics love this verse.  It’s their “proof verse” that Peter was the first Pope.  Well, that’s a bunch of dope…let me show you, and then I will talk about the infallibility of the Church.

In v.15, Jesus asked the Disciples, “Who do you say I am?”  Simon Peter answered in v.16, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus also says to Peter (v.18), “That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Your honor, for the record, I would like to present the following findings of fact:

1.) Peter tells Jesus He is the Christ, Son [capital c] of the living God.”
2.) Jesus responds and says to Peter, “You are Peter.”
3.) The word Peter in Greek means PETROS. PETROS means ROCK or ROCKMAN, or ,A  SMALL ROCK, A SMALL MOVABLE ROCK, OR A MERE PEBBLE. (Peter, my LITTLE rock.)
4.) Jesus continues,  “upon this rock I will build my church.”  I can almost envision Jesus pointed to His chest as He says this.
5.) In this next phrase Christ used ” Petra” (upon this rock ) A feminine form for ” Rock “, not a name. 
       a.) The Greek “Petros” is commonly used of a small movable stone, a mere pebble which designates Peter in (Matthew 16:18). But “Petra” means an immovable foundation which designates Jesus Christ, the Big Rock and permanent foundation of Christendom.
        b.) Do you see how Jesus was using a play on words here?  If you don’t get it then you are probably a lot smarter than I am.

1 Corinthians 1:27 “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”

6.) If Jesus was teaching that Peter was to be the head of the church…He would have said, ” upon you Peter” or “upon your successors”.  Instead, Jesus is clear,  “But upon this rock”-A declaration of Christ deity that Peter had just uttered “——–You are Christ, the son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16).  In (1 Peter 2:4),  Peter called Christ the living stone. In (1 Peter 2:6-8), Christ is called a Rock and a Chief  Cornerstone. But Peter here claims nothing for himself.

Is the Catholic Church infallible?  As a group of Christocentric believers, it absolutely has fallen many times over.  As proof, by one young Catholic that said, “Baptist put too much emphasis on Jesus.” 

The real BIBLICAL answer, is yes, the Church is infallible.  Jesus said, “the gates of Hell shall not prevail.”  Buildings may fall, institutions may crumble, or denominations may fail…Keep in mind, that in the Bible, we see that the local (or visible) church is the gathering of professing believers…and that my friends is infallible…the gates of Hell shall not prevail.

ONLY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS THE AUTHORITY TO INTERPRET SCRIPTURE (CCC 100)

“The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him.”

What does the Bible say?

2 Peter 1:20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”

The Catholic Church does not own a patent on the interpretation of God’s Word.  As a matter of fact, quite the opposite.

2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

THE POPE IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH AND HAS THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST (CCC 2034)

“The Roman Pontiff and the bishops are ‘authentic teachers, that is, teachers endowed with the authority of Christ, who preach the faith to the people entrusted to them, the faith to be believed and put into practice.’ The ordinary and universal Magisterium of the Pope and the bishops in communion with him teach the faithful the truth to believe, the charity to practice, the beatitude to hope for.”

What does the Bible say?

The Bible tells us that Christ is the head of the church.  There is no Scripture that usurps the responsibility to a Pope or any other man.  There is zero biblical precedence for the Catholic Church or any Church having the power to take the authority of Christ.  You may believe that…it may have become Church tradition over that last 200 years, but it did not come from Bible.

Ephesians 5:23, “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.”

Colossians 1:18 “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS NECESSARY FOR SALVATION (CCC 846)

“How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body: Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door. Hence, they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it.”

What does the Bible say?

The Catholic Church just makes up these things.  Only God can forgive sins.  Likewise, only God has the power and authority to justify (save us) from our sins and an eternity in Hell.  To claim that you have this authority is blasphemous heresy.

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Mark 2:7 “Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?”

SACRED TRADITION IS EQUAL TO SCRIPTURE (CCC 82)

“…the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation are entrusted, does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.”

What does the Bible say?

Let’s be clear.  All Churches have traditions.  At the start of every year, we take 66 days to read all 66 Books of the Bible.  There is no biblical mandate.  It can hardly be called study at that pace.  Believe me.  Why do we do it? It’s something we do as a church family…to bring Unity.  It gives individuals a chance once a year to read the entire Bible. To challenge us.  We have several reading plans to read through.  Chronologically, from Genesis to Revelation, some just read the New Testament,  others just the Old Testament.  Plus a few other plans.  This is a TRADITION.  We also have a father-son Campout.  Women’s knitting or something like that…hahaha ….Traditions,  all.

Remember the movie (play) THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF…Tevye, the main character says, “How do we keep our balance?  That, I can tell you in one word, TRADITION!  We have traditions for everything; the way we sleep, the way we work, the way we eat, the way we dress, the prayer shawl shows our devotion to God, etc.”

There is a huge difference between traditions and sound biblical doctrine.  When a group tells its members that their traditions are equal with God’s Word…the normal person would in any direction from such a heretical blasphemous institution like the Catholic Church.

Mark 7:7-9, “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.  For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.  And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

THE APOSTLE PAUL GAVE US STERN WARNINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

1 Corinthians 2:4-5, “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

Colossians 2:8, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

2 Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

FORGIVENESS OF SINS, SALVATION, IS BY FAITH AND WORKS

• CCC 2036 “The specific precepts of the natural law, because their observance, demanded by the creator, is necessary for salvation.”

• CCC 2080, “The Decalogue contains a privileged expression of the natural law. It is made known to us by divine revelation and by human reason.”

• CCC 2068, “so that all men may attain salvation through faith, Baptism and the observance of the Commandments,”

What does the Bible say?

Is salvation by faith through grace or grace through faith or is it plus works, plus Baptism or some other “Tradition of Men”?  To be fair Catholicism is not the only group that fails to see the glorious truth the Bible.   To simplify the Bible answer I will pose the following question, “Who or what are you trusting your everlasting life to?”  While so simple, I want you to feel the weight of this question.  There has never been a more important question that demands an answer such as this.

Let me put it this way, if you put your faith, trust and hope for your everlasting life in something, and when you find yourself standing before your judge, the eternal, living God, toe to toe…belly button to belly button…de hombre a hombre (man to man) only to find out you will not make Heaven your everlasting home…let me be blunt, you are screwed!  You had better get this right while you still can, while you are breathing because there are no second chances…there are no do overs or make up exams.

I have shown people the way for over 30 years from the Bible and I still have people come to me and say things like, “I’ve lived a good life and done the best that I could do.” Or “I am a basically good person and I’ve never tried to hurt anyone.”  Or “I’m baptized, I must be saved!”

Of course, none of those things will get you into Heaven.  And it is not just a matter of answering a few questions correctly. It requires a spiritual resurrection from the dead, as we have seen. It requires having God forgive your sins, so that you are truly reconciled to Him.  Satan has worked overtime to sow confusion. 

Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

There are many Scriptures we can talk about, like why we need saved, that all of us sin and fall short…etc.  But for time’s sake here is HOW we are saved…

CONFESS, Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

BELIEVE,  John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

REPENT, Acts 3:19, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”

INVITE, Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

The Gospel does not have to be complicated.  Works are never involved … lest any man boast.  Baptism is not required.  There is nothing in Scripture that says the Catholic Church has anything to do with them.  Prideful and arrogant. 

Salvation according to the clear teaching of the Word is about BELIEVING IN YOUR HEART THAT JESUS CHRIST IS WHO HE SAYS IS AND DID WHAT HE SAID HE DID.

Salvation is about confessing, it’s about believing,  salvation is about repentance and forgiveness…salvation is about a relationship with Jesus Christ, anything more is works based and not supported by Scripture, tradition be confounded!

THE FULL BENEFIT OF SALVATION IS ONLY THROUGH THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (Vatican 2, Decree on Ecumenism, 3)

“For it is only through Christ’s Catholic Church, which is “the all-embracing means of salvation,” that they can benefit fully from the means of salvation”

What does the Bible say?

What sacrilege!  The Catholic Church controls through power, manipulation and threats.  I do not trust this organization nor any other that believes I am saved by eating a tasteless wafer or getting toilet water sprinkled on my head.  It is no wonder the Catholic Church doesn’t want (used to be allowed) you to read the Bible for yourself.  The truth shall make you free indeed!

John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

I say again, the Catholic Church nor any other entity, besides Jesus is need for salvation.   They have nothing to do with it.
GRACE CAN BE MERITED

(CCC 2010) “Moved by the Holy Spirit and by charity, we can then merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed for our sanctification.”

CCC 2027, “Moved by the Holy Spirit, we can merit for ourselves and for others all the graces needed to attain eternal life, as well as necessary temporal goods.”

What does the Bible say?

Galatians 2:16, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

Wow!  Full of ourselves much?  We do not deserve His grace.  We deserve Hell and damnation.   If it were not for the precious spilled blood of Jesus, we would all get what we deserve.

While sin is an occasion for grace, grace is never to be an occasion for sin.  Catholics do not understand that this is where the danger comes in.

There have been scores of books written and scores more will be written about the subject of grace.  Grace is an undeserved (unmerited), unworked for favor from God to us.  The word grace appears 159 times in the King James Bible in 36 books.  It is sometimes used to refer to people finding grace or favor in the eyes of God, particularly in the OT. But most of the time it is mentioned in God’s grace to us through the gift of Christ. 

Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”

Romans 4:4, “Now the wages of the worker are not credited as a gift, but as an obligation.”

Salvation is the gift of God. Romans 6:23, It is not an obligation to be earned.  If we have to earn our salvation, then it would no longer be a gift.

Romans 5:20-21, “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Matthew Henry in his great work Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible writes: “Grace is the free underserved goodness and favor of God.  Grace in the soul is new life in the soul.  Grace unlocks and opens all, and enlarges the soul.”

J. I. Packer in his book Knowing God describes grace this way: “Grace means God sending His only Son to descend into hell on the cross so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven.”

2 Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Grace is unearned and unmerited.  Grace is a undeserved privilege for those that choose to trust, believe and obey the Son of God.  Understand this, it is not a right, and don’t you dare go there.  That Grace that you so freely crave and want bestowed upon you, the grace you think you deserve cost Jesus His very life!!

For the Catholic Church or anyone else to lay human merit for grace violates the grace that was provided for us the torturous death of One.  God’s grace not only provides safety, but also preservation for those that accept salvation through Jesus Christ, despite your numerous imperfections.

Do you live like people under grace, saved by grace?  Do you walk in the grace of God, always?

Do you offer the same grace that is offered to you to others, to your enemies?

Is Jesus Christ enough?  Many acts like Jesus is not enough.  The Catholics demonstrate this indeed and in writing.  Sadly, their Theology comes from the traditions of men or what they have heard, rather than from the pages of the Word of God, the King James Bible.  The Preserved,  inspired,  inerrant, infallible,  perfect Word of the Living God.

Charles Spurgeon,  the prince of preachers (Autobiography, 1:164-165) – ” I was not thinking much about the preacher’s sermon, for I did not believe it. The thought struck me, How did you come to be a Christian? I sought the Lord. But how did you come to seek the Lord? The truth flashed across my mind in a moment—I should not have sought Him unless there had been some previous influence in my mind to make me seek Him. I prayed, thought I, but then I asked myself, How came I to pray? I was induced to pray by reading the Scriptures.  How came I to read the Scriptures? I did read them, but what led me to do so? Then, in a moment, I saw that God was at the bottom of it all, and that He was the Author of my faith, and so the whole doctrine of grace opened up to me, and from that doctrine I have not departed to this day, and I desire to make this my constant confession, “I ascribe my change wholly to God.”

Religion,  the Catholic Church has you looking at the outside, looking to your flesh…conscious of your sin.  Jesus said when we are born again, we become a new Creature.   He looks at our spirit, all the unrighteousness that He cleansed us from, once.  Hebrews 9:11-12.  In the Greek, “Once” means, a “Once”.  Nothing we deserved.

Salvation ion does not depend on you, but rather on God, who is mighty to save.

THE MERIT OF MARY AND THE SAINTS CAN BE APPLIED TO CATHOLICS AND OTHERS

CCC 1477 – “This treasury includes as well the prayers and good works of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They are truly immense, unfathomable, and even pristine in their value before God. In the treasury, too, are the prayers and good works of all the saints, all those who have followed in the footsteps of Christ the Lord and by his grace have made their lives holy and carried out the mission in the unity of the Mystical Body.”

What does the Bible say?

How can the merits of Mary, the saints or anyone else be applied to anyone else’s account but their own?  We may benefit for the merits, good or bad of someone else…but they are not applied to us.

Philippians 2:12, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

PENNANCE IS NECESSARY FOR SALVATION

CCC 980, “This sacrament of Penance is necessary for salvation for those who have fallen after Baptism, just as Baptism is necessary for salvation for those who have not yet been reborn.”

What does the Bible say?

Penance has always been for me a doctrine that I really never understood the point of.  The act of penance is a devotion designed to show sorrow for sin. Why not just REPENT, I mean, didn’t Jesus take our punishment for us?  Past, present and future sins?  Is PENANCE taught in the Bible?  Not in the King James Bible, in fact the word penance is only mentioned in two bibles, the NLT and the NAB, Catholic Edition.  

In each, the word penance is used in only one passage: “You humble yourselves by going through the motions of penance, bowing your heads like reeds bending in the wind. You dress in burlap and cover yourselves with ashes. Is this what you call fasting? Do you really think this will please the LORD?” (Isaiah 58:5, NLT).   

It sounds like the “bible” is not in favor of penance.

The doctrine of penance is taught nowhere in the Bible. The Bible teaches that when believer is saved, they are eternally saved and in no danger of falling from salvation.

Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom (Jesus) ye also TRUSTED, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye BELIEVED, ye were SEALED with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT.

Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Jesus says that he knows his sheep.

John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them ETERNAL life; and they shall NEVER perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

I choose to believe His written Word than trust the traditions and philosophies of men.

PURGATORY

  • CCC 1031, “The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire:
  • CCC 1475, “In the communion of saints, “a perennial link of charity exists between the faithful who have already reached their heavenly home, those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. Between them there is, too, an abundant exchange of all good things.” In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin.

What the Bible says?

According to the Catholic Church, PURGATORY is a place to be cleansed before going to Heaven.  Although Purgatory as a word or a teaching is not found anywhere in Scripture, we will get to where they get it from in a moment, they base this “Cleansing” ona  Scripture found in Revelation 21:27, “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

A stretch at best!  So, where do they get this unbiblical doctrine?  First, they argue that “Trinity” is not in the Bible.  Ok…no the word is not found in the Bible, but the teaching of the Trinity is found from Genesis to Revelation, stating with Genesis 1:1.

Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

We actually have a trinity of trinities here. 

Beginning – TIME, heaven – SPACE, and Earth – MATTER.

TIME- Past, Present, Future

SPACE – Length, Width, Height

MATTER – Liquid, Solid, Gas

There we have a Trinity of trinities in Genesis 1:1.  Immediately God is establishing His personhood.

Moving on to Genesis 1:26-27, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Matthew 3:16-17, “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

And lo a voice from heaven [God the Father‘s], saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

2 Corinthians 13:14, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”

Ephesians 2:18, “For through him [Jesus] we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Again, there are a great deal more verses that I could share, but I do not to get off track too far.  Remember, we are here because one of the justifying factors that the Catholic Church teaches PURGATORY is because, according to the word “TRINITY” is not found in the Bible, yet the teachings are.  This is to show that they are indeed correct.  However, not only is the word “PURGATORY” not found in the Bible (except the two examples above from fake Bibles), but the teaching is also not found there.

Now, check this out.  As shown in a few examples there are many great verses on the teaching of the Trinity in the Bible.  There is one verse, just one in the Bible that teaches the Trinity plainly without any equivocation.

1 John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Jesus], and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

No question you read 1 John 5:7 and there it is the Trinity…clear as night and day!  Right?  Now, the Catholic Church teaches the Trinity.  But how many of you know they claim a different bible.  In fact, they claim all 290+ English bibles, save one, the King James Bible.  Above we read 1 John 5:7 from the King James Bible.  Now, let’s read it from an obvious Catholic bible, the RSVCE (Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition).

1 John 5:7 RSVCE, “And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth.”  Say what Willis?  Not even close.

How about the NRSVCE? “There are three that testify:” woah! It’s worse.  Let’s look at another Catholic bible.  The ASV, “And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth.”

Oh come on Kevin, you are just picking on the Catholic bibles.  Okay, here are three bibles that you are familiar with, you may even read one of these as your personal bible.

NASB, “For there are three that testify:”

NIV, “For there are three that testify:”

ESV, “For there are three that testify:”

Just for fun we will do one more, the CEV, “In fact, there are three who tell about it.”

So, the Catholic Church, who believes in and teaches the Trinitarian Doctrine…deleted from ALL of their bibles.  I wonder why? Another day.

Where does the catholic Church get the teaching of PURGATORY? You are not going to believe this or maybe you will.

The Catholic Church will often claim that purgatory is a confirmed teaching of Scripture  even before the time of the New Testament in the Jewish Apocryphal book of 2 Maccabees.  First, the Apocrypha is not Scripture, not inspired, however, there may be some historical and at times perhaps significant historical content, but not scripture. So even if we found it there in 2 Maccabees, this would not grant biblical authenticity nor authority.   

Ironically, the passage in 2 Maccabees doesn’t say anything about purgatory. The shock, the horror of it!  In the passage, the Jewish leader Judas Maccabeus leads his army into battle. God grants them victory, though some of Judas’ men were struck down by the enemy.  When during the preparation for burial, they discover that each of the dead was secretly an idolater who was wearing amulets of devotion to pagan gods under their clothes:

“Then under the tunic of each one of the dead, they found sacred tokens of the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids the Jews to wear. And it became clear to all that this was the reason these men had fallen. So, they all blessed the ways of the Lord, the righteous Judge, who reveals the things that are hidden; and they turned to supplication, praying that the sin that had been committed might be wholly blotted out,” (2 Maccabees 12:40-42a).

The Jews pray to God to blot out the sins of those that are dead.  Perhaps, someone who reads 2 Maccabees who is already presupposed to Catholic dogma may read purgatory into the text.   A closure look at the text will show us something totally different.  Something glaringly obvious that does not fit with Catholic Doctrine.  Remember, Purgatory is only available to people that have died in God’s grace, however, they get a stopping place to shower and get a clean set of clothes (Revelation 21:27).  If you die of a grave sin for which you have not made the proper penance, you will have does outside of God’s grace and therefore you are subject to God’s wrath!  You cannot receive purification nor a set of clean clothes.  You will go straight to Hell, do not pass go, do not collect $200 nor get your shower.

If the story is true, these men were not stupid idiots, they were Jews who knew what they were doing. Therefore, they died unrepentants in willful idolatry with their active devotion to false gods.  Purgatory would not be available to them.  Once again, the Catholic explanation falls flat.

Come on Kevin, stop telling us where they didn’t get the Purgatory doctrine from and tell us where they got it.  The truth is my friend, the Roman Catholic Church as no idea where it came from and frankly, they have attempted to walk away from it.  Shocked?

I would have to look back at the research, but the was either a Chick Bible Track or a book published by Chick Publications that showed evidence that either a Pope or a Bishop or a combination of the two, invented Purgatory as a way to make money for the Church, since you could help you dead loved ones get out of Purgatory and escape Hell by giving money to the church.  See Indulgences for more.


INDULGENCES

  • CCC 1471, “The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance. What is an indulgence? ‘An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints.’ ‘An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin.’ The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead.”

  • CCC 1478, “An indulgence is obtained through the Church who, by virtue of the power of binding and loosing granted her by Christ Jesus, intervenes in favor of individual Christians and opens for them the treasury of the merits of Christ and the saints to obtain from the Father of mercies the remission of the temporal punishments due for their sins. Thus the Church does not want simply to come to the aid of these Christians, but also to spur them to works of devotion, penance, and charity.
  • CCC 1498, “Through indulgences the faithful can obtain the remission of temporal punishment resulting from sin for themselves and also for the souls in Purgatory.”

  • CCC 1472, “…On the other hand every sin, even venial, entails an unhealthy attachment to creatures, which must be purified either here on earth, or after death in the state called Purgatory. This purification frees one from what is called the “temporal punishment” of sin…”

Where did the Doctrine of Indulgences come from?

“The difficult and complicated doctrine of indulgences is peculiar to the Roman Church. It was unknown to the Greek and Latin fathers. It was developed by the mediaeval schoolmen and sanctioned by the Council of Trent (Dec. 4, 1563), yet without a definition and with an express warning against abuses and evil gains.” (Schaff, Philip; History of the Christian Church, Vol. VII, ch. 3, sec. 30)

There are two ideas involved in Roman Catholic teaching on indulgences:

  1. Christians receive “temporal punishment” for sin, even after its guilt and eternal punishment have been forgiven by God. That temporal punishment must be paid either here on earth or in a temporary, after-death holding place called purgatory.
  • The Roman Catholic Church has a “treasury,” composed of the “superabundant merits of Christ and the saints,” which the Church, through the exercise of the “power of the keys,” can transfer to the benefit of those who are due temporal punishment.

Indulgences are part of the Church’s infallible teaching. This means that no Catholic is at liberty to disbelieve in them.

What does the Bible say?

The Bible teaches that God loved us while we were yet sinners.  Romans 5:8, “”But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

The Bible teaches that God wishes that none of us would go to Hell.  2 Peter 3:9, “The LORD is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

The Bible teaches that all of our sins, past, present & future are forgiven once we accept Christ.  

Romans 6:10, “For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.”

Hebrews 9:26, “For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Penance, Purgatory, Indulgence…none of it is necessary because of the shred blood of the Son of God, Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary.

MARY (there are many false doctrines concerning Mary found in Roman Catholicism, here are a few)  

  • Mary is Mediatrix, CCC 969, “Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.’”
  • Mary brings us the gifts of eternal salvation, CCC 969, “Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation…”
  • Mary delivers souls from death, CCC 966, “…You [Mary] conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death.”

What does the Bible say?

Catholics teach 3 main heresies concerning Mary:

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (This is the false doctrine that Mary was born without a sin-nature. However, the Bible plainly teaches in Romans 3:10,19-23 that all mankind have sinned and come short of God’s glory. Hebrews 9:27 says that all men have an appointment with death. Only Jesus Christ is sinless (1st Peter 2:22; 2nd Corinthians 5:21).

THE PERPETUAL VIRGINITY OF MARY (Catholics teach that Mary never married and remained a permanent virgin. This is totally unbiblical, as clearly evidenced by Mary and Joseph together, bringing Jesus at age 12 to Jerusalem (Luke 2:33,43). Catholics completely ignore the plainest teachings of the Scriptures in order to fabricate their manmade hellish doctrines.

THE BODILY ASSUMPTION OF MARY (This is the false teaching that Mary was bodily assumed, i.e., taken, into Heaven. Pope Pius XII made this official dogma of the Catholic Church in 1950. Since the Bible teaches in Romans 6:23 that sin brings death, and since Catholics teach the heresy that Mary never sinned, they had to also fabricate this heresy that Mary never saw death. One heresy begets another heresy in Catholicism.

Let’s lay out a few facts.  First, there is no blessed virgin in Heaven.  The real Mary that we read about in the pages of our Bible did not remain a perpetual virgin, which is easily proven in Matthew 13:55-56.  Jesus had 4 stepbrothers and at least 2 stepsisters, fathered by Joseph, the carpenter (Matthew 13:55). The Catholic Douay bible has inserted a footnote by Matthew 13:55-56.  These out and out liars are telling people that this is not the same Mary as Jesus’ mother.  

Jesus had NO earthly father, but God the Father.  The Catholic bibles and the Modern Trashlations claim that Joseph was His father.  He was His stepfather; I will give you that.  But it is not the same thing, is it?  So, why are all of these bibles making Joseph the father of Jesus?  Perhaps the same reason they delete Old Testament prophecy about His Deity, born of a virgin, wounded in His hands and many more.  If they can humanize Jesus, then it gives credence to why they deleted Mark 16:9-20, which contains the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, and the Ascension of Jesus Christ…GONE!  If Jesus was just a man…nothing else matters.

They remove the Trinity in 1 John 5:7, Colossians 2:9, Acts 17:29, & Romans 1:20 (Godhead deleted)

Acts 20:28 teaches that God bought the Church of God with His own blood, i.e., God’s blood. Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” The Godhead became incarnate in the flesh of the man Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3,14; 1st Timothy 3:16 — King James Bible).

Hell is real my friend. Which is where many devout Catholics are going.  I say this with a broken heart, for God is not willing for anyone to perish into the Lake of Fire (2 Peter 3:9).  The Vatican has turned the truth of Jesus’ mother into a BIG LIE.  Catholics have turned Mary into something other than just a person.  Not superhuman, not a goddess…not even a super Christian.  She was a person that God chose to use, which is no small matter…Noah was used by God. Moses was used by God. Peter was used by God. Abraham was used by God.  However, we worship none of them.

CCC 1033, Hell is “[the] state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed.”  John Paul II further said it is not a place, but that state of complete removal from God, done willfully by the sinner.  Eight in ten U.S. Catholics don’t believe that Satan actually exists, according to a new analysis of statistics.  Only 17 percent of Catholics said they believe that Satan is a living being. The vast majority, the remaining 83 percent, report thinking of Satan as merely a symbol of evil.  Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just “disappear.”   Pope Francis says,  “They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”

Hell is a literal place burning with fire and brimstone (Matthew 25:41; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:15; 21:8). The falsehood of the bogus Catholic Church is real. People are dying in their sins and plunging into Hell beneath. You’ll realize just how real Hell is the moment your soul leaves this world. You will either be escorted by angels to Heaven’s gates; or you’ll find yourself lonely, being in torments, engulfed in fiery flames and unquenchable thirst in Hell forever.

Today, we have so many foolish people.  I have witnessed the Gospel to so many Roman Catholics, who arrogantly defend their evil religion, claiming that sincerity is all that matters, and that many paths lead to God. Proverb 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Matthew 7:21-23 ought to scare many religious people, who errantly think they’re going to Heaven; but the Bible teaches they are as lost as the devil and headed for eternal destruction in the fires of Hell (Lake of Fire).  Even Jesus’ own disciples asked Him, ARE THERE FEW THAT BE SAVED?  Jesus said in Luke 18:8, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

For Catholics and those that have choses not to accept Jesus, Hell will become a very real place the moment they take their last breath on earth.  And then it is too late; Purgatory is a fable.  All the devotion in the world to Mother Mary WON’T help you one iota on Judgment Day.   1 Timothy 2:5 teaches that Jesus Christ is the ONLY MEDIATOR between God and men.  I am so sorry to be the one to tell you this my Catholic friends, MARY CANNOT HELP YOU.   1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”   This is plain and simple.  The problem is not, do Catholics believe what it says.  The Problem is they do not know what it says.  There was a time when Catholics were forbidden to read the Bible. They were KILLED for reading it and teaching it.  The Priest had his Latin Bible and thus had to interpret it.  Today, not all Catholics own a Bible.  They are encouraged to get their Bible teaching from Mass.   How sad.

Catholics confess their sins to a priest in a phonebooth who is saturated with sins himself.  Good luck with that!  Catholics try and kiss up to the Mother Mary by chanting and praying the hellish Rosary hoping Mary, sweet Mary will go to Jesus’s heart and score some points!  Seriously, Catholics have horribly and sadly butchered THE TRUTH about Mary.

Catholicism teaches that Mary is a sinless, divine being, perhaps a goddess, who never sinned, never had sex with her HUSBAND Joseph (no man in his right mind would stand for that…), never had any children except Jesus, and then she was bodily taken directly into Heaven without experiencing physical death. Here is the problem will all of that?  NONE of these false doctrines are taught in the Word of God.  As a matter of fact, most if not all is demonstrably proven false by the Bible.  Mary was no different than you and I in that the Bible teaches that Mary was a dirty, rotten, hell-deserving, sinner (Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10).

The Bible teaches that Mary was born with a sin-nature (Romans 5:12).  The Bible teaches that Mary died, because all sinners must die a physical death (Hebrews 9:27). The Bible NEVER, not even in the least manner, teaches for believers to magnify, nor recognize Mary in any special way.

Where do the Catholics get this QUEEN OF HEAVEN false doctrine?  The idolization of Mary in Catholicism is rooted in the Babylonian QUEEN OF HEAVEN (Jeremiah 7:18). All Catholics today, Roman and Russian Orthodox alike, worship Mary as the Queen of Heaven.  One only has to do a web search under “Queen of Heaven” to prove that Catholics do worship the Queen of Heaven (Thousands of images show up on Google alone and over 165,000,000).

What Catholics don’t realize (or care to realize) is that the Queen of Heaven originated from pagan Babylonian goddess worship. We read in Jeremiah about the Babylonian Queen of Heaven (Jeremiah 7:18, 44:17, 44:18, 44:19, 44:25).  Jeremiah 7:18 plainly states that God hates idolatry, and it provokes Him to anger.   I highly recommend the book, BABYLONG RELIGION by David W. Daniels, available on www.passthewordkjb.com or www.chick.com.

PRAYER TO THE SAINTS  

CCC 2677  “By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the ‘Mother of Mercy,’ the All-Holy One. We give ourselves over to her now, in the Today of our lives. And our trust broadens further, already at the present moment, to surrender ‘the hour of our death’ wholly to her care.”

What does the Bible say?

Some of this has already been answered above. All prayer should be directed to our triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Biblically, praying to one or all three is permissible because the Bible teaches they are one. 1 John 5:7 KJB.   David prayed to the Father in Psalm 5:2, “Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.”   We pray to all three because they are equal.  Likewise, a prayer to one is a prayer to all three.  When Stephen was martyred, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”, Acts 7:59.  The full verse in context, Stephen also declared the God was Jesus!  Addressing Jesus in prayer as the Messiah and or Christ, His titles is perfectly acceptable as we see in Ephesians 5:20 where Paul exhorted the Ephesian believers, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”.  Jesus assured His disciples that whatever they asked in His name—meaning in His will—would be granted (John 15:16; 16:23).

What about biblical support for praying to the Holy Ghost?  The Bible declares to pray in the Spirit and in His power.   We are also told that the Holy Ghost will give us utterance when we do not know what to pray.  (Romans 8:26; Jude 20).   One way perhaps to pray to all three is to pray to the Father in Jesus’ Name in the power of the Holy Ghost!

Now that we know whom to pray to, are there entities that we should not pray to?   Praying to dead saints (believers), Mary, other gods is not.  The problem with praying to anyone other than God is that He will not share His glory. In fact, praying to anyone or anything other than God is idolatry. In Isaiah 42:8 we read, “I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”.

THE COMMUNION ELEMENTS BECOME THE ACTUAL BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

  • CCC 1374, “In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.”

  • CCC 1376, “The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: “Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation.”

What does the Bible say?

What Jesus Sacrifice enough?

Hebrews 7:26,27; 9:24-28 – Old Testament priests offered sacrifices repeatedly, but Jesus does not need to offer daily sacrifices. He offered Himself once for all.

Hebrews 10:1-4,9,10,12,18 – Animal sacrifices had to be repeated because they could not really take away sins. If they could take away sins, they would have ceased to be offered. Jesus finally offered the one sacrifice that can take away sins, so it ceased to be offered.

In direct contrast the doctrine of transubstantiation has Jesus being sacrificed repeatedly.  This flatly contradicts the Bible.  Further, the implication is that Jesus’ sacrifice was not enough.    Animal Sacrifices were repeated because they could not take away our sins. The reason animal sacrifices had to be repeated was that they could not take away sins.  So, if Jesus’ sacrifice needs to be repeated, then it must be because it cannot take away sins. (Catholics will deny this flat, however, it tracks with their doctrine.)

Unbloody…bloody!

Ironically, in discussions some Catholics may state that it is repeated in an unbloody way.   That contradicts their doctrine because if so, then the cup must not be real, a physical body of Jesus!  How can it be an unbloody sacrifice if it is His physical blood?

Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins- Hebrews 9:22.   Is there a Biblical authority for an unbloody sacrifice of Jesus?  If you are feeling like I am going in circles, this is exactly what happens when we attempt to extract false doctrine from the Bible.

Catholicism claims Jesus was a priest on earth…can this be true?

Another point is Catholicism claims that Jesus was a priest on earth.  This contradicts the Bible.   Hebrews 8:4, “For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:”

Jesus was also from the wrong tribe!  Hebrews 7:12-14, “For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.”

Was Jesus a cannibal?

If Jesus had performed the miracle of the mass, then His disciples would have been drinking His literal blood while the Old Testament was still in effect.

If Jesus and the disciples ate literal flesh and drank literal blood, this would be cannibalism.  Would it not?

Leviticus 17:6-14, “And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto the Lord.

And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,

And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the Lord; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.

And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.

And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.”

Acts 15:29, “ That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.”

Drinking literal blood violates God’s law and is still forbidden today.

Eating Jesus’ literal flesh is cannibalism.  Think of this, it’s worse.  It requires people to EAT THEIR OWN GOD!!!   Would God still be God if he was able to be eaten?  I doubt if any true Christian could defend such a practice.

What is the real meaning of the elements?

I think that I have shown from the Bible that the bread and fruit of the vine do not literally become Jesus’ body and blood.  If this is true, and it is, then what is the real meaning of the elements?  Simply put, the elements are a memorial that SPIRITIUALLY remind us OFTEN of His body and blood.

Genesis 41:26,27 – In explaining Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph said the seven good cows and the seven good ears of grain “are” seven years of plenty, and the seven thin cows and the seven blighted ears of grain “are” seven years of famine. Was this literally true? No, these were symbols signifying or representing years.

John 15:1,5; 10:7,9 – Jesus said, “I am the vine,” “My Father is the vinedresser,” and “you [disciples] are the branches.” Again, “I am the door of the sheep.” Are these statements literal?  No, but these physical items serve as symbols that have the spiritual meaning Jesus described. The lessons He taught are true, but the meaning is spiritual, not physical.

Here are two similar statements to Jesus’ instituting the Lord’s Supper, however the meaning of each both examples are spiritual and not literal.   The Bible is also filled with many examples of memorials. 

Conclusion

It saddens and angers me how the Catholic Church makes a mockery of the Word of God.  If you are a Catholic, put aside the lies you have heard about the King James and pick one up and READ IT FOR YOURSELF.  You will be ALONE on judgment day…your priest will most likely be in Hell and unable to help you.

The Bible is clear, we must work out our own salvation!

Philippians 2:12, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

The Bible also declares that WE must STUDY to shew ourselves approved unto God!

2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

I know it is scary.  I know you are unsure of what is Church Tradition and true Bible doctrine. I know that you have been told you need to have your priest read the Bible for you.  I know that some of you have been told that Jesus does not matter.  My friends, beloved, Jesus is the reason for everything!  If it was not for Him, not Mary, you and I would not stand a chance and we would go straight to Hell.

That tugging you feel in your heart right now, that is the Holy Ghost.  Yes, He is real, and He loves you.  I am no better than you.  Without Jesus we are both in the same boat.   Jesus said, John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  He also said that He was the TRUTH.  John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Listen to me, and this is going to bother you, and it should.  THERE WILL NOT BE ONE SINGLE CATHOLIC IN HEAVEN!  I know, you don’t like that do you.  But think of it…what if it’s true?  :but it’s not”, you say.  Okay, but what if it is true?

Jesus loves you!  If you have read through this essay, believe me, I love you and I wasn’t to see you changed in the twinkling of an eye…I want you to experience how to be truly born again…a blood bought child of God!

Dear Jesus, thank you for coming to this earth to die on the cross that I might have life and life more abundantly, that I might spend everlasting with you in Heaven.  I pray right now for every Catholic and every lost soul that you would send your Holy Ghost to lead them to the truth.  I pray Lord Jesus that this essay would stir hearts and your Word would be true and that it never be returned void…I love you LORD.  Thank you for giving me the knowledge and the wisdom to share with others that they may know you as I and so many others know you.  I give you praise, and I give your glory!  Thank you, Jesus, Amen”

If I can help in anyway, please contact me.

Brother Kevin

Pass the Word KJB

Passthewordkjb@gmail.com

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ARE YOU REALLY A CHRISTIAN?

Are you really a Christian? Is this your attitude? My guess is 9 out of 10 “Christians” will scroll pass this not reading a word. If you are a Christian and you agree, please consider sharing.

Christian: “I love my Modern Translation Bible (NIV, ESV, NASV, NKJV, MEV, CEB, et. al. pick one)!!!”

Kevin: “Really, what do you love about it?”

Christian: “It’s modern English and so easy for me to read and understand.”

Kevin: “Yes, but it is missing over 250 whole key verses and there are thousands of verses tampered with and changed.”

Christian: “I know, but it is so easy to understand.”

Kevin: “Yes, but your Modern Trashlation is based on two fake manuscripts, the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus.”

Christian: “I know, but I really like my bible and it is so easy to understand.”

Kevin: “Yes, but your Modern Trashlation denies that Jesus is God*.”

Christian: “I know but everybody in my church reads the NIV, ESV, NKJV, etc.”

Kevin: “Yes, but they pervert Jesus Christ into Satan.”

Christian: “I know, but my Pastor says that my Modern Translation is the best and most accurate – 4 out of 5 Pastors agree.”

Kevin: “Yes, but the Modern Trashlations pervert the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Christian: “Duh, I know that, but my Modern Translation is so easy to understand.”

Kevin: “Yes, but the NIV & other Trashlations delete over 64,000 words; like, Jehovah…yup GONE! Mercyseat — nada…it’s GONE…Godhead…of course it’s gone…because the clear teaching of the Trinity is GONE…yup 1 John 5:7 either deleted or reduced to “These three witnesses”. Bible “terms” like remission, regeneration, impute, propitiation, new testament and many others all GONE. They do this despite God’s clear warning about removing anything from His Word.”

Christian: “Keviiiinn…I know. But I keep telling you it’s easier for me ok?”

Kevin: “Yes, I hear you but the Modern Trashlations have clear…CLEAR contradictions…for example. 2 Samuel 21:19 tells us some dude named Elhanan killed the giant Goliath. Hmmm…at the same time 1 Samuel 17:50 they claim David killed the giant Goliath. Which is what I believe. Check it out…what does your bible say? Check the ESV. By my count there are about 46 of 290+ English bibles that share in this contradiction. But wait…1 Chronicles 20:5 we read that Elhanan killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath. We have a DOUBLE CONTRADICTION.

Christian: “I know, but I just don’t like all of those archaic words and the thee’s and thous, who talks like that anyhow?”

Kevin: “Yes, there are archaic words in the King James Bible…no doubt. According to author David W Daniels (https://www.facebook.com/david.w.daniels) …there are about 600 words that the average 5th grader might not know. But all Modern Trashlations have archaic words….ALL OF THEM and some, more than the KJB. (KJB Bible Companion https://ebay.to/3DPRc7j)

Here is an example:

2 Samuel 18:9 NKJV: “…his head caught in the TEREBINTH; so he was left hanging between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.”

KJB: “…his head caught hold of the OAK, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.”

The Thee’s & Thou’s … you are correct, nobody talks that way, not in 1611 and surely not today in 2021. But they sometimes add it to literature…including the King James Bible to INCREASE understanding.

Here, let me show ye:

If it begins with a ‘T’, as in THEE, THOU, THY, THINE…then that is SINGULAR. Every time. If it begins with a ‘Y‘, as in Ye, You, Yours…then it is PLURAL. Every single time! So now, take your Modern Trashlation and read John 3. Highlight in Yellow whenever Jesus is speaking to directly to the Pharisee (and secret Jesus follower) and highlight in Red whenever Jesus is speaking to us…to everybody).” Then do the same in the KJB knowing what I just explained about the thee’s and thou’s. Your Modern Trashlation will be BLANK…the KJB will be accurately highlighted in RED and YELLOW.”

Christian: “Kevin…I know, you have told me this all before [big sigh]…but I just don’t care!!!

Kevin… there it is. Sad, really sad. The reason they will not examine the truth…forget what the great guru Kevin says…but what does the evidence show? What does the Bible show? What does God say?
What can I do? It’s not my job to convince you of the truth…however, I will say this and leave it for you to think about. If you do not care what God says…then how well do you know Him? Are you truly saved? I mean, if you could care less what God says…how could you be saved? It’s just a question.

Luke 6:46. “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

*Titus 1:16, Mark 8:38, 1 Timothy 3:16, Philippians 3:6, Luke 2:33 (Isaiah 7:14), Colossians 1:14, John 3:16

Modern Trashlations Rob Jesus of Worship: Matthew 8:2, 9:18, 15:25, 18:26, 20:20, Mark 5:6, 15:19 “worshipped him” is removed in the NIV & other Trashlations! Why doesn’t the Modern Trashlations want Jesus Christ to be worshipped? Hint: see Luke 4:7, Matthew 4:9.

Modern Trashlations Pervert Jesus Christ into Lucifer: Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan’s grandest desire, “I will be like the most High.” And with a little subtil perversion – the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 grants Satan’s wish!

The Modern Trashlations pervert the deity of Jesus Christ! I TIMOTHY 3:16: The clearest verse in the Bible proclaiming that Jesus Christ was God. The King James Bible (KJB) reads, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH. . .” The King James says, plainly, “GOD was manifest in the flesh”. The NIV reads, “HE appeared in a body”. The NIV “twists” “GOD” to “HE”. “HE appeared in a body”? So What?

Everyone has “appeared in a body”! “He” is a pronoun that refers to a noun or antecedent. There is no antecedent in the context! The statement does NOT make sense! The NIV & other Modern Trashlations subtilty (see Genesis 3:1) perverts I Timothy 3:16 into utter nonsense!

PHILIPPIANS 2:6: The KJB again, clearly declares the deity of Jesus Christ: “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD” The NIV reads, “Who, being in very nature God, DID NOT CONSIDER EQUALITY WITH GOD something to be grasped,”.

The Modern Trashlations again subtitly perverts the deity of Jesus Christ!

The Modern Trashlations pervert the virgin birth!

LUKE 2:33: The King James Bible reads, “And JOSEPH and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.” The NIV reads, “The CHILD’S FATHER and mother marveled at what was said about him.” The “CHILD’S FATHER”? Was Joseph Jesus’s father? Not if you believe the virgin birth! Not if you believe John 3:16, that Jesus Christ was the Son of God! A subtil, “perversion” of the virgin birth. See also Luke 2:43.

The Modern Trashlations pervert Jesus Christ into Lucifer!

Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan’s grandest desire, “I will be like the most High.” And with a little subtil perversion – the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 grants Satan’s wish!

ISAIAH 14:12: The KJB reads, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning!. . .” The NIV PERversion reads, “How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn. . .” The NIV change “Lucifer” to “MORNING STAR”. What’s your Modern Trashlation say?

BUT WAIT. . . I thought the Lord Jesus Christ was the MORNING STAR?
Doesn’t Revelation 22:16 say, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and MORNING STAR”.

The NIV & other Modern Trashlations CLEARY AND BLATANTLY make LUCIFER — The Lord Jesus Christ! WHAT BLASPHEMY! WHAT PERVERSION! And Christians claim the NIV is a “better translation”! ha!

ISAIAH 14:15: The King James Bible condemns Lucifer to hell: “Yet thou shalt be brought down to HELL . . .” The NIV does NOT condemn Lucifer to HELL! The NIV reads, “But you are brought down to the GRAVE. . .” We all go to the GRAVE! Why doesn’t the NIV want Satan in hell?

The Modern Trashlations perverts The Lord’s Prayer into The Devil’s Prayer!

LUKE 11:2-4: The KJB reads, “. . .Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” The NIV removes everything that refers to a Holy God in heaven -“WHICH ART IN HEAVEN. . . Thy will be done, AS IN HEAVEN, so in earth. . . but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.”

Everything that distinguishes God from the Devil is REMOVED! “OUR FATHER” of the NIV is “NOT IN HEAVEN” and “DOES NOT DELIVER FROM EVIL!” I wonder who it could be? (hint: see John 8:44)

Are you really a Christian?

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WATCH FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

Christians are commanded by both Jesus and Paul to watch for key prophetic signs that indicate the Lord’s coming is near, so we may never be deceived by anyone who claims the Lord has arrived or is about to arrived before Devine schedule (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3) ). Knowing can literally save one’s own life in the near future Tribulation!

Matthew 24:26-27

It will be no secret when the Lord Jesus returns. After a total blackout of the universe, the sign of Christ’s coming will then light up the entire skies, and the earth will be shaken with a mighty earthquake and the heavens will be split wide open with a sonic boom!

Jesus will then appear lightening fast, in flaming fire, with His mighty angels (Joel 3:16; Matthew 24:29; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 6:12-17;16:18).

REMEMBER: Jesus Christ is not merely a resurrected man. HE IS LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!

Zechariah 14:5 reads, “the LORD [JEHOVAH] MY GOD SHALL COME, and ALL the saints with Him” (cf. Revelation 1:7-8). He will not be alone and we see this in 1Thessalonians 4:14 as well.

1 Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them [saints, cf. Zechariah 14:5] also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

and

Matthew 24 (Mark 13, Luke 21)

“Every eye will see Him coming in the clouds, in POWER and great GLORY. (Matthew 24:30)

Matthew 24:46, “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” What are you doing as you wait for His triumphant return?

1 Thessalonians 4:18 ends with these words, “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

Matthew 24 ends by warning us that He is coming…He is coming at an hour that you think not…”And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And when He does, “Christian” you may be counted with the sinners [hypocrites]…and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Mark 13 ends with these words, “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”

Luke 21 ends with these words, “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares…Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

Clearly, Jesus is giving us fair warning…don’t be caught sleeping when the Son of Man returns. Watch…don’t be caught up doing the things of this world in excess or be consumed with alcohol and drugs and the don’t be consumed with the cares of this world so that when the day comes that you are caught unaware!

He’s coming folks…faster than you might think. Most of you have no idea…you never read your Bible…and you spend all your time arguing with those of use that do.

ARE YOU WATCHING?

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IS JESUS GOD?

JESUS IS GOD – THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR

JESUS SAID HE WAS GOD AND THE FATHER CALLED JESUS GOD

Hebrews 1:8 KJB, “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”

John 14:9, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?”

John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.”

Philippians 2:5-6, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:”

John 17:21, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

John 1:18, “No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”

Colossians 2:9-10, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”

John 10:33, “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

John 5:18, “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.”

I AM

John 8:57-58, “Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

John 8:22-24, “Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”

John 13:18-19, “I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.”

FIRST AND THE LAST: THERE’S ONLY ONE GOD

From Isaiah to Revelation Jesus is the first and the last.

TRINITY

1 John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

THIS IS ONLY ABOUT 1/5TH OF THE EVIDENCE. IT IS CLEAR…JESUS IS GOD!

JOHN HAGEE IS A HERETIC…

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JEHOVAH VS. YAHWEH

LORD (YHWH, Yahweh or Jehovah)

Myth of No Vowels

This name of God is certainly the most mysterious. The name Yahweh (or Jehovah) was revealed to Moses at the burning bush (Exodus 3:11-15 KJB).

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: THIS IS MY NAME FOR EVER, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

God’s name is not Yahweh or any other pagan god name…it is Jehovah.  They are not other spellings or pronunciations…There is plenty of evidence. Yahweh is not just a scholarly guess as some would say. This is God’s name and we need to get it right. Jews have a tradition of never speaking God’s now. So over time we “forgot” how to spell or say God’s name. of never s…this is God’s Nehemia Gordon has found about 1000 Manuscripts that have the vowels! This is history changing evidence. It also should be noted that he could not find any ancient Jewish or Hebrew source with the name “Yahweh”

The study of God’s name has been the subject of the life work of Bible Scholar Nehemia Gordon. I could not begin to do his work justice by trying to quote every golden nugget. So, I will instead refer you to his very nicely laid out website. Full disclosure. I would disagree with Nehemia on several key points of doctrine. With that said, there simply is not a better, more researched scholar on the planet that knows this subject well. Nehemia Gordon has unequivocally proven that God’s name is NOT Yahweh or anything close. His name is I AM…His name is Jehovah!

I invite you to visit Nehemia’s Wall and discover Nehemia Gordon on the Name of God! He has many free videos for you to research and look at the evidence.

No doubt, if you are here, you have already done some research or you are at least curious. So, why is it so important Brother Kevin? Jehovah or Yahweh? Isn’t there other more important issues? The answer is absolutely yes…however, don’t you think it is important to know the name of the God you are worshipping? Unless it is a little clay statue…then who cares. Yahweh is a actually a pagan god. Please visit Nehemiah’s site…all of this is laid it in detail only he can provide.

Below is some further evidences and/or at least curiosities…

Evidence For Pronunciations Other Than Yahweh

I’ve heard several alternative pronunciation…here is one:

Professor George Buchanan, a professor emeritus at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.  points out that “the name ‘Yahweh’ does not even sound Semitic,” and he produces examples from Exodus 15 with “Yahweh” and “Yahowah” in the same sentences. Those with “Yahowah” sound “smooth and poetic,” while those with “Yahweh” “sound rough and unrythmical.” 

Buchanan concludes: “The accumulated data points heavily in the direction of a three syllable word, whose middle syllable was hô or hû. The first two syllables were Yahû or Yahô that were sometimes abbreviated to Yô.

For poetry, liturgy, and some other reasons, the name Yâh was also used. Only from Theodoret’s Greek spelling of the Samaritan use of the term is there any basis for the pronunciation ‘Yahweh’ or ‘Jahveh.’ This is hardly enough to overpower all of the other exhibits” (Ibid., 419).

So the three-syllable pronunciation “Ye-Ho-WaH” has some support from at least one verse which uses a rhyme scheme.  In that verse, two syllables – as in Yahweh – isn’t enough for make the rhythm fit; three are required.

It’s important to note that the first syllable in “Ye-Ho-WaH” is not pronounced with a hard “e”, as in “hear ye”.  It’s pronounced more softly like in “yes”, only without the “s” sound.

YHWH = Yehowah?

One excellent argument for the pronunciation “Ye-Ho-WaH” are the places where God’s name is used as part of other Biblical names.  I have a great quote that explain it clearly, but two bits of trivia are required for context first.

First, our English letter “J” isn’t new, but it’s pronunciation is quite new.  Until recently, our “J” was pronounced exactly like our “Y”.  Hence the spelling of all the names in the quote below will sound much more familiar if you replace the “Y” sound with a “J” sound. (Even though the “Y” opening is more correct.)

Second, a “*theophoric name” embeds all or part of a god’s name into another name.  This is typically done to honor the god or invoke its protection.  For example, the name “Christopher” means “Christ-bearer” and is intended to honor Christ in the naming of the child.

*”A theophoric name (from Greek: θεόφορος , theophoros, literally bearing or carrying a god) embeds the name of a god, both invoking and displaying the protection of that deity. For example, names embedding Apollo, such as Apollonios or Apollodorus, existed in Greek antiquity.” (Source)

Hebrew also had theophoric names:

Here are some examples of theophoric names that begin with the first three consonants of the Tetragrammaton: Yehoiakim, Yehonathan, Yehoshaphat, Yehoash, Yehoram, Yehoiada, Yehoiarib, Yehoaddah, Yehoaddan, Yehoahaz, Yehohanan, Yehoiarib, Yehonadab, Yehoshabeath, Yehosheba among others. These names were sometimes shortened to create new names, and this resulted in Yoiakim, Yonathan, etc.

When we compare the names that begin with the three first consonants of the Tetragrammaton (YHW), we see that all the names are vocalized YeHo-.

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I am not an authority on Hebrew or Greek.  In Bible College, I did have a Semester of Greek.  I loved it.  Not know if I was going to get a Masters or Doctorate, I appealed to the Dean to allow me to take further Greek course as an elective during my Bachelor Coursework as further Greek is only available and required as part of the Masters or Doctorate Program. 

Not being too braggadocios, I was a very good student.  😊 I never enjoyed school as I did during my year and a half studying the Bible and earning my BA.   Full disclosure, English was my worse subject.  Can I just say, if I may be so bold?  Quick, get the kiddies out of the room.  English sucked!  I hated ever bit of it.  My professor was awesome, in fact, I had him for some other courses…but grammar, as you may have notice was not my strength! Haha  

I was able to get special permission from the Dean of Students and what ever committee decides such things.  However, much to my regret, I did not take any further Greek Studies…at least in an official capacity.  So, as I was saying, I am no authority on Greek or Hebrew.  We did get a brief exposure of Hebrew in part of an Intro to Greek in the course. 

However, I will point you to many others who are vehemently more qualified than I am, once such source is Nehemia Gordon.  Another great resource, and slightly more approachable is Daniel W. Daniels; a well researched and trained in Bible Linguistics.   He studies many ancient manuscripts like you, and I would study Little Red Riding hood or Duck-Duck Goose.  This brother is one smart man.  Author of several books, available at Pass the Word KJB.

Again, this is more thought and discussion for the pronunciation “Yehowah”.

What About “Jehovah”?

Again, our letter “J” used to be pronounced like our letter “Y”.  Therefore “Jehovah” would’ve originally been pronounced “Yehovah”.  If you use the modern pronunciation for the Hebrew letter “ו” (Waw), it sounds like our “v” instead of our “w”.  Thus Yehowah becomes Jehovah. To me this is convincing and lets not forget Scholar Nehemia Gordon and his discovery of over 1000 ancient Manuscripts that have the vowels, thus proving a Jehovah pronunciation. He continues to hunt and research. I should further comment the 1000 figure I quoted, I believe comes from 2018. His work has continued and it would seem reasonable he has discovered more.

How does he pour over thousands of manuscripts looking for the vowels? He doesn’t He trains individuals to identify the word with the vowels. As they scour these manuscripts…they set aside all matches, which are then confirmed by Nehemiah. He has a video explaining how anyone can do this.

Conclusion

Can I be perfectly candid with you? because the Jews dare not udder than name of Jehovah for thousands of years no one has heard His name spoken. In fact, you have no doubt witnessed modern Jews write God this way, “G_d”. I have friends who are Jews and out of respect, I would not mention His name nor His title…except for the NAME , “JESUS” (Acts 4:!2), but that is deliberate for reasons you perhaps have guessed. But nonetheless a tale for another time perhaps. So, there it goes or so says the argument, one cannot be sure how YHWH is properly pronounced.

However despite the any scholarly consensus on “Yahweh”, I think “Yehowah” (Ye-Ho-Wah), Jehovah indeed fits the evidence best. And I am certain, quite certain that, oh yes! We can know the name of our God! Further, I’m not a Hebrew scholar.  (I know far more Greek than Hebrew, and I wouldn’t even call myself a Greek scholar.)

I do intend to be dogmatic about the pronunciation.  I will never be content with such a reckless statement as we see coming from the so called experts, the so called scholars, some meaningful, however, “Whether it is Yahweh, Yehowah, or something else we all know who we mean.” While it is absolutely crucial that we honor Him and His character, that we love Him and share Him with all that we come in contact with (Mark 16:15), it is equally important and perhaps vital to our very salvation to give Him praise above all other names and that we, within our finite human abilities pronounce His name the God of all gods, perfectly!  

And His name is Jehovah! El Shaddai: God Almighty

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”, Psalm 91:1

I really like the song Yahweh.  But listen close, they make it three syllables – “Ya-Ha-Weh” – to make it fit.  His name is Jehovah!

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DECEIVED

THIS IS HOW IT HOW IT HAPPENS: Nobody knows doctrine…nobody rightly divides the Word…everybody is to concerned that they be right, yet rarelt a”

Titus 2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;”

1 Timothy 4:13-16, “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.”

Matthew 24

V.3 – “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

V.4, 5 – “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man DECEIVE you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall DECEIVE MANY.”

V.11 – “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall DECEIVE MANY.”

V.24 – “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.

Mark 13

V.5 – “And Jesus answering them began to say, TAKE HEED lest any man DECEIVE YOU:”

V.6 – “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall DECEIVE MANY.”

2 Thessalonians 2:1-6

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12

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When is the RAPTURE?

It is important that I preface this essay with a disclaimer of sorts.  This is not a prediction nor am I prophesying.  This is nothing more than a guess based on some predictable dates in the Bible.  There are many dates we can see a patterns that are consistent throughout the Bible.  For example there is a

There will even be Christians who are deceived.  Why?  How could this be?

Revelation 13:16-17, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Revelation 14:9-11, “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

Revelation 16:2, “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”

Revelation 19:20 , “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

Revelation 20:4, “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

Could it be that Satan plans to deceive the WHOLE WORLD?

Matthew 24:5; 11; 24, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

2 John 1:7, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”I

Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Revelation 13:14, “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”

Revelation 18:23, “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”

Revelation 19:20, “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

Revelation 20:3-10, “

IAnd cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

People will be turning people in for not taking the mark to “save the economy” or get bonus food or to do God a service.

1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

John 16:2, “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”

THE TRIBULATION

It’s coming at us like a speeding freight train…many the world over, including some Christians will be deceived.

My guess is 2021 the treaty is confirmed (Daniel 9:27a).  The clock will start.  Trump has already moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem…chess pieces are being move around the board.  Rapture happens…in 2028. 

Why?

I think God is using a big 7,000 year calendar…

If we knew everything, I think we would reasonable to place the creation of Genesis 1 to about 3972 B.C.  If that is so, JESUS was crucified 4,000 years later.

King Herod died in 4 B.C. (Matthew 2:16)…Jesus was born therefore in 6 B.C.  There is no Year zero…Jesus most likely crucified in 28 A.D.  Most agree with this.

Doing simple math: 3972 B.C. plus 4,000 = 28 A.D. 2,000 years later (or the end of 6,000 years) the RAPTURE is 2028 A.D. …

…if we base our calendar on His Crucifixion (or His Resurrection… 3 days later) rather than His birth.

The Day of the Lord would be the 1,000 year “7th day of rest”. The Day of the Lord starts AFTER the sun and moon go dark (Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20.)

It’s entirely possible (remember, this is ALL guesswork until the treaty is confirmed [signed] [Daniel 9:27a]) that the creation was not in 3972 B.C.  It could be the date of the fall…

God seems to work in VERY PREDICTABLE TIME SEGMENTS…and He is NEVER late, NEVER in a hurry and He is most certainly NEVER taken by surprise.

It would be exactly like God to have a perfect 4,000 year time periods between two major events like Creation and the Crucifixion.  Is it these 2 events?  When we get to Heaven we will have to watch the YouTube clip.  🙂

I find it very interesting that Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948?  Why? President Trump moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv, Israel on May 14, 2018 — EXACTLY 70 years later.

You know what else is interesting…it will be EXACTLY 80 years in 2028 since Israel became a nation…which is my guess for the RAPTURE.  More about this 80 year business in a minute – very interesting stuff…

I wonder, was Jesus counting from when Israel became a nation again when He said, “THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS AWAY” in Matthew 24:37; Mark 13:30 and Luke 21:32?

You know what else I wanna know?  How long is a “GENERATION”?

I have always found Psalm 90 to be odd…sort of out of place if you will.  Written by Moses…first Psalm to be written chronologically.  I suspect it was written at or near the end of Moses’ 40 year long journey…wandering in search of Abraham’s promised land.

Now….look at this…

Psalm 90:10-12

The days of our years are threescore years and ten (70 years); and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years (80), yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off (dead), and we fly away (rapture).

Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

70 or 80 years before we FLY AWAY!?

No…really?  Yes…that is what the Book says.  And yes, we will most definitely FLY AWAY … Daniel 12:2; Matthew 24:30: Mark 13:26; Luke 21:27; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and Revelation 6:12-17.

If 1948 means anything at all…80 years later in 2028 we will find the rapture.

I am not predicting…I am not a prophet or even the son of a prophet…and nope not the grandson of a prophet either…I am guessing…but 2028 shows a lot of promise.

More about this mysterious 80 years!

Moses was 80 years old when he spoke to Pharaoh. (Exodus 7:7)

Joshua was 80 years old when God used him to lead the people OUT of the wilderness INTO the promise land. (Joshua 5:6; 14:7)

Daniel the prophet was 80 years old at the time of the banquet given by Belshazzar, where he had to interpret the prophecy written on the wall of the royal palace. (Daniel 5,1)

After that Israelites had conquered peoples of Moab, the country of Israel had peace for 80 years. (Judges 3:30)

Eighty priests accompanied by Azariah, confronting the king Uzziah. (2 Chronicles 26:17)

John speaks about the great hailstones weighing near 80 pounds which fell from the sky on the people. (Revelation 16:21)

The number 80 is used 16 times in the Bible

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The words apostle, Gospel and knowledge are used 80 times in the Bible

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Ehud was Israel’s Judge for eighty years, the longest person to serve in the position (Judges 3:12 – 4:1)

If it was 4,000 years from the fall to the Crucifixion that would be 80 Jubilee years.  The 40th Jubilee from Jesus’ resurrection will be about 2028.

It might be the 70th Jubilee from Moses getting The Law on Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:3-20:17) and the 120th Jubilee from the creation of Adam.

The numbers 40 and 120 are prominent in the Bible..it may ALL just be a coincidence but it does sure make me go Hmmmmmm!

The 7 feasts seemed to be marked with major events by God. (Leviticus 23).  I could go through them all…but for now the one I want to make note of is number 5…

THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (Leviticus 23:23-25)…this one is separated by a long period of time from the first 4 Festivals and promises that someday “the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven…with the trump of God” when “the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible”. (1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:52)

I cannot but help to think that there is more than a coincidence that this President’s last name is “TRUMP”.  Could it be he is an end-times President?

As I look around and watch the news, to me…it is clear, assuming 2028 is indeed the rapture…how bad could it get?

Paul told Timothy, “Evil men and sorcerers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13

We are warned to EXPECT wars, famines, chaos, lawlessness, pestilence, plagues and that we WOULD BE persecuted and delivered up by our own families! (Daniel 7:21, 25; Matthew 24:9; Mark 13:9; Luke 21:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3 says many will “fall away, BEFORE the Day of Christ-Rapture.  Luke 18:8, “…when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

Will it get so bad that Jesus would have to ask such a thing?  WOW!

By 2028, could people be turning each other in for not taking the mark (Covid-19 vaccine) to save the economy or to get bonus food 1 Timothy 6:10 or to do God’s Service John 16:2).

If any of this is true…if I am right the treaty will be signed in 2021 and they will start building the temple.

A quick recap…if 2028 is not the year of the rapture there sure are some interesting and predictable events…

1.)  Exactly 80 years since Israel became a nation again. 2028 – 1948 = 80 years.

2.) THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (Leviticus 23:23-25)

3.) The next Jubilee.

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