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Back last year Father YHWH began opening my eyes to things I had not seen before. Things that shook the foundations of my faith to the core… one of the them was that there would be no RAPTURE as is taught in mainstream christianity.

For anyone not familiar with the theory it claims that right before the Great Tribulation ( which is spoken about in the OT book of Daniel, Matthew 24 , Revelation) all of the true believers on the earth that believe in Yahushua- “Christians”- would be snatched up to Heaven. How would this be done?? Yahushua would come and blow a trumpet and in a twinkle of an eye we would be gone . And then while the whole earth was going to hell literally and satan was playing God down here via the anti-christ.. we the believers would be in Glory having a huge feast for those 7 years with Yahushua called ” the wedding supper of the Lamb”

Now of course to the believer that sounds absolutely WONDERFUL. I was overjoyed to learn this as that would mean I would escape the hellish Tribulation. But as Yahweh opened my eyes and I began to fervently pray for the truth in all things – He plainly showed me that there was NO rapture and it was a lie designed by satan to keep the “church” lulled to sleep and unprepared for what was coming. Many believers would end up even taking the Mark of the Beast ( Revelation 13) because of the simple fact they had been taught that FIRST the rapture must take place before the anti-christ rises to power and so therefore it could not possibly be the Mark as the believers are still HERE on earth!!

And where is this rapture teaching the greatest ? In the industrialized countries of North America, Europe and Australia…of course the same regions where the Prosperity Gospel is preached ( anyone not familiar with that Gospel – which is NOT the true gospel- it is a combination of occultic teachings about postive confessions, blab it and grab it, God wants to make you rich and prosperous..blah blah blah – it is touted by Tv evangelists .you know the one swith the million dollar mansions ? from money given to their ministries that was supposed to be used to feed the poor and preach the gospel…)

The thought that originally occurred to me when Yahweh began to reveal this to me was this : why should all the believers in the affluent countries NOT ever suffer any persecuetion ( because they dont over here!! ) , be prosperous and THEN get out of here before all poop hits the fan when in other parts of the world our brethren were and are dying daily for their faith?? Isnt it typical that a spiritually fat and lazy christian would think somehow they were special and they would never have to suffer for the gospels sake???Yahushua said in John 15:18-19
18″If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
 
Yahushua also prayed to the Father before His crucifixtion concerning all His disciples in John 17:15
“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one”
Does that sound like a multi-million person pre-trib rapture? Was that what our saviour was asking His Father? No.. he was asking that Father protect us from the evil one DURING the Great tribulation. All hell is going to break loose and many “christians” will be tested and martyred for their faith – thrown in prison, beheaded , tortured all sorts of stuff..

( Rev.2:811“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: 9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”)

Wouldnt it be like our awesome GOD to keep us here during the trib period to preach to a lost and dying world while everything has gone completely crazy rather than take us out of here ? Only twice in the Bible did Yahweh ever take anyone out ahead of time – Elijah and Enoch – every other one died HERE – most martyred to the Glory of Yahweh! Mainstream Christianity has taught endlessly on how Yahweh wants to give us a nice cushy life and it is not even CLOSE to what Yahushua taught. For us to suffer is to partake in HIS suffering and it is actually a blessing!!

Soo…. if we are to take Yahushua’s words literally ( which we should) in Matthew He clearly says we WILL be here – for the mark, for the anti-christ and all the rest.

Was I floored when i learned this? You BET I was.. i had believed for 10 years I was going to be raptured and if I want to be really honest I put alot of stock and faith into the fact that i was going to get to escape all the wrath. Yahweh confirmed the absence of the rapture through revealing where that theory came from by researching. And I can say learning that truth was terrifying yet LIBERATING at the same time. My faith would be tested to the MAX and it caused me to drop to my knees in repentance for not being a lover of the TRUTH and caused me to draw closer to my Heavenly Father than ever in my christian walk. It puts a whole new perspective on things thats for sure!!!

Okay so lets read in Matthew 24 :3-31 and see what Yahushua says

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a]these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

The Great Tribulation

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[c] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),
16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.
18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.
19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.
24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 See, I have told you beforehand.
26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


Does that sound like a pre-trib rapture or AFTER at the END of the tribulation we will be gathered??

Whatever it is you have been taught you need to ask Yahweh to confirm or reject what i am saying about this subject… and if I am indeed correct then that means people need to get ready!! Our prosperity isnt going to amount to a hill of beans when the dollar is worth nothing and we can no longer work , buy or sell. Many will be unprepared and when they discover the rapture isnt happening .. many will even lose faith in GOD! How do i know that? because i know what i personally know what i went trhough spiritually when I discovered these things – i was in total SHOCK and confusion. I am thankful however that was over a year ago and now i have totally accepted I will be here and have been preparing as best I can for those days – spiritually, mentally , physically , financially!!

if you are still not convinced here are several links that talk about the origins of Dispensationalism and the Rapture Doctrine…

I pray you come to know the truth and prepare for the days ahead!

http://www.remnantofgod.org/rapt2.htm

http://robertwells.tripod.com/Rapture.html

http://www.evalverdeministries.org/The_Truth_Concerning_the_Rapture.htm

Also there was another scripture that blew me away and also blew the rapture theory out of the water… it was this..

I was studying Revelation 20 when i came across this

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Yahushua and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a[a] thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

OKAY so this is saying ONLY the ones who are martyred OR outlast and survive the Trib period without getting the MARK get to reign with Christ 1000 years. Any other beleivers throughout history who have died do not get to- ONLY the ones who die and endure the Great Trib . So if that is the case where does that leave millions of raptured Christians??? The reward for being martyred or enduring til the end is to reign with HIM – there is no rewards for getting snatched up ahead of time!!! Think about it!!

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**EDITOR: As much as I would love to believe this is true – there is NO WAY that the words Jesus Nazarene appears on it.. if there WERE text they would say Yahushua Nazarene – as the pagan name Jesus is a transliteration and not an actual translation of Yahushua or even Yahshua.See my post “Is Jesus a pagan name?” for a better explanation! If anything this is to fully prepare the way for the fake Jesus – aka Sananda who is one of Maitreyas “Generals” or masters of wisdom and IS NOT – I repeat NOT- the messiah , Son of the Living God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob who’s name is YHWH!”

Source: The Canadian Press

Shroud of Turin

– A Vatican researcher claims she has found a nearly invisible text on the Shroud of Turin and says the discovery proves the authenticity of the artifact revered as Jesus’ burial cloth. The claim made in a new book by historian Barbara Frale drew immediate skepticism from some scientists, who maintain the shroud is a medieval forgery. Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, says the faint writing emerged through computer analysis of photos of the shroud, which is not normally accessible for study. Frale says the jumble of Greek, Latin and Aramaic includes the words “Jesus Nazarene” and mentions he was sentenced to death. She believes the text was written on a document by a clerk to identify the body and the ink then seeped into the cloth.

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** EDITOR: A good friend of mine recommended an excellent website that contained a mind blowing book on the truths in Gods Word. I am still presently reading it but wanted to share just a tiny portion of it in order to recommend others to read it!! What this man reveals makes absolute sense I admit as there have been many passages of scripture that I JUST DID NOT UNDERSTAND. Mr Nelson makes sense of those very scriptures.. in a common sense and  logical way .**

Source: Chapter 2 ~ www.judaismvschristianity.com

By Scott Nelson

Have you ever read Yahshua’s words and noticed that at one moment he appeared to imply eternal life is relatively easy to attain, and then in another place he made it sound virtually impossible?  I have, and it kept my emotions on a virtual roller coaster ride for a long time.  The reason for this apparent difference is because we haven’t been told that there are two distinct levels of eternal life that will divide all those who have been saved from the lake of fire. There is a general large group, and a smaller more specific group.  It is the general group that is relatively easy to be part of, but the smaller one is the difficult one to enter. The following is my argument in support of this picture.  

In the last two chapters of Revelation, there is a picture prophecy of the new heavens and the new earth.  I had been puzzled for some time by a couple of things in this passage that didn’t seem to make sense, but instead of trying to reconcile them, I did as most Christians do. I brushed over them and simply ignored the problem. I had read these chapters many times before the truth finally jumped out at me. 

First, the scene must be set for these last two chapters of Revelation (21 and 22) by reading the last 5 verses of chapter 20.

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.     Revelation 20:11-15  

This picture is typically all most Christians know of a judgment day. It is an all-or-nothing, one or the other of only two possibilities picture. It is important to understand that this takes place after the 1000 year Messianic of Yahshua on earth (Revelation 20:4-6), and it is important to note that the first heaven and earth have passed away when all the dead that had been in them are judged. Notice also that Hell is not the same as the lake of fire. There is an obvious difference in geographical location. In the end, Hell itself is thrown into the lake of fire. 

Now, after this, John begins to describe the “new heavens” and the “new earth.  When you read it, notice that there are three distinct places mentioned; the new heaven, and the new earth, and on the new earth is a city… the New Jerusalem.  Christian theologians have wrongly portrayed this entire area of the new heavens and new earth as “heaven”  assuming it’s the place of God’s throne and eternal bliss. The error is in the fact that whenever the word “heaven” is used in conjunction with “earth” in this manner, it always refers to the expanse, or sky above the earth, and not what we would typically picture as God’s dwelling place. This is important to remember. It will be seen that our classic picture of God’s dwelling place and the location of eternal bliss is only in the city the New Jerusalem. As you read the following, notice that New Jerusalem descends from the sky… “heaven”. Also notice how it stands out as the centerpiece and main subject of the passage. 

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  Revelation 21:1,2

Then John records what is said about the city.

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”   Revelation 21:3-5 

This passage describes the condition of things inside the new city and not necessarily everywhere outside it on the new earth.  This fact will be established in a moment. Now John records these words.

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”  Revelation 21:6-8  

Take special notice of the list of evildoers here.  There are eight described, starting with the “cowardly” and “unbelieving”. These are the ones whose names are not in the “Book of Life” and therefore end up in the lake of fire.  We will come back to this list in a moment.  Up to this point, John has been given a broad overview of events to come. Now he is taken back and shown more detail of the New Jerusalem, and this time, the city is called the “Lamb’s Wife”!

…”Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain , and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. And her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.  Revelation 21:9b-11

Again, the subject and centerpiece remains the New Jerusalem. John continues in the next 10 verses to describe the city in greater detail. He describes the pearly gates, the foundation stones, the streets of gold, and the size of the city. According to some estimates, John was looking at a city as large as 1,380 miles square! He continues, and once again, it is the city that is being described.    

But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. And the city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, and the Lamb is its light.  Revelation 21:22,23 

Now, the next verse is very important to remember. I will reference it again in a moment.

And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its (the city’s) light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.   Revelation 21:24

Let’s summarize the picture so far.  There is a new heavens and a new earth on which live all those who are saved and have eternal life. They have eternal life because they drink freely of the water of life. These are those whose names were written in the Book of life.  There is also a new city, the New Jerusalem, which is the crowning glory of all that has been created anew. There is no more pain or suffering of any kind in the city. The city itself gives light to the new earth, and this light is the glory of the presence of God and the Lamb.  Now in the last verse of this chapter there is one of those statements that had me confused for some time. It is important to hear all that is being said here. 

But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.  Revelation 21:27

“It”, is again, unquestionably in reference to the New Jerusalem and not the new earth in general. The fact that lies, abominations, and things that defile are not permitted to enter the city suggests that these things exist outside it. If this deduction appears tenuous, please read on.

There is another important observation to be made here. There is mention of a Lamb’s Book of Life. This Lamb’s Book of Life is not the same book as the Book of Life mentioned earlier! This is where it starts getting really good. Notice that the new city itself is called “the Lamb’s wife”.  Would it not make perfect sense that the only ones allowed to enter what is referred to as the “Lamb’s wife” are those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life”?  Yes, there are indeed two books of life!  All the names that are written in the smaller “Lamb’s Book of Life” would no doubt be listed in the general “Book of Life”, but not all names in the general Book of Life are in the smaller Lamb’s Book of Life. At one time, I thought as most Christians do, that there was only one Book of Life and everyone whose name was written in it got to live in the New Jerusalem… but not anymore. There are two more passages in the 22nd chapter of Revelation that cannot be reconciled with what we’ve read so far unless there are in fact two books of life.

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.      Revelation 22:1-4  

There are several things in this passage that need to be pointed out. One of particular interest I have in emboldened print. This entire passage is again concerning what is inside the city. The word “it” couldn’t possibly be in reference to anything other than the city. But here we have in the middle of this passage a reference to “leaves” for “the healing of the nations”! Let’s look at the subject of the leaves first. We just read in the first sentence about the tree of life yielding fruit, and not just one variety, but twelve! My question is: With all this fruit available, who would want leaves? Then secondly comes the picture of “healing”. Now if our typical picture of heaven were correct, where all trouble ceases to exist… no pain or sorrow and so on, who would need healing? I would figure all healing had been accomplished! And thirdly, who are these “nations” who desire the leaves for their healing? The answer is that  these are “the nations of those who are saved” and “walk in the light” of the city outside it. Remember the verse quoted above? Here it is again. 

And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its (the city’s) light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.   Revelation 21:24

These are the ones who have eternal life and are “saved”, but are outside the city and have no access to the city or the fruit which is inside the city. If all this still sounds like a stretch, there is one more passage to consider.

Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.  Revelation 22:14,15

Could it possibly have been stated more clearly? Not everyone on the new earth has the right to enter the city, known as the “Lamb’s wife”.  Read it again if necessary.  As mentioned before, it is obviously only those who have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life who will have access to the city.  In this passage, we also find out how one gets their name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  It says, “Blessed are those who do his commandments.”   These are the ones who will have the right to enter the city where the fruit of the tree of life is.  Then it says, “But outside…”  Question: Outside what?  Answer: The city!  The city is the obvious subject of the passage. This is not “outside” the new heavens and new earth. Those who have no eternal life at all are not “outside” something. They are incarcerated in the lake of fire. But outside the city are what are described as “dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” Clearly, outside the city is a different matter and conditions are not as good as they are inside. 

Remember the list of eight crimes that those who were sent to the lake of fire were guilty of in Revelation 21:8?  Notice the similar list here in Revelation 22:15 has shrunk to six. Except for the two missing categories this second list is basically identical. The first list begins with the two that are missing in the second… “the cowardly and unbelieving”.  By the absence of these two in the second list we can conclude that the difference between them and the first group that was thrown in the lake of fire, is that even though they were guilty of some of the same serious sins, they still took courage and believed. Those from the first list who were throw in the lake of fire, should be seen as, “the cowardly-and-unbelieving abominable, the cowardly-and-unbelieving murderer, the cowardly-and-unbelieving sexually immoral…” and so on. Now the “believing” that the courageous ones of this second list did, is not the “faith alone” preached by many protestant denominations.  The Greek word John used and is translated “believe”, carries the same picture that James portrays in his epistle. It is a pro-active faith that demonstrates itself through “works”.  It is not mere mental ascent. One cannot separate what one believes from what one does. These saved individuals outside the city demonstrated some faith and courage by doing some good works… like feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and so on. But because they never walked in all God’s commandments, they were not permitted access to the city.  They didn’t end up in the lake of fire either!  These outside the city then are those who would need the leaves of the tree of life for healing, but they have no access to the fruit.

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**EDITOR: I wrote in the previous Paul post this very same thing. Please people look at the facts AND study the Word of God! This was a hard truth to learn about 9 months ago when Father YHWH first showed me this. It boggled the mind.. and I was very angry at first ( a common reaction) until I started really looking at the facts… then I was blown away at the deception of Satan. Since then I have learned much more and fully understand that todays Christianity is really pagan Mithraism…and NOTHING like Yahushua , his disciples and the first “church”. His was the purest form of Judaism and the Law was NOT done away with by Him but FULFILLED. Before some get angry and want to punch the screen.. plz pray and ask Father God if this is true. Ask HIM to SHOW YOU THE TRUTH IN ALL THINGS. Our eternity depends on understanding YHWH’s truths and also where the enemy is deceiing us!! What better way to take people to hell – not killing off the church ( satan had already done that with the disciples and the early believers) but to infilterate and get “believers” into total disobedience and idolatry with a law-less gospel!**

Another great site with excellent book onthis and much much more ( such as Two books of life , New Jerusalem etc) is by Scott Nelson http://www.judaismvschristianity.com

as well as : www.justgivemethetruth.com

Blog: http://www.truthseekers.co.za

The Apostle Paul Founder of Christianity

Jesus was not the founder of Christianity as we know it today. Most of the New Testament doesn’t even concern the historical Jesus while the main influence is the Apostle Paul and a Greek convert named John.

Paul never met Jesus in the flesh, he only claimed some strange vision and proceeded to paganize the teachings of Jesus (who preached an enlightened form of Judaism), until he created Pauline Christianity. Because there are no known writings from Jesus, the actual Apostles, or anyone that actually knew Him in the flesh (other then perhaps James), most of what He taught is lost forever.

The beginning of Christianity stands two figures: Jesus and Paul. Jesus is regarded by Christians as the founder of their religion, in that the events of his life comprise the foundation story of Christianity; but Paul is regarded as the great interpreter of Jesus’ mission, who explained, in a way that Jesus himself never did, how Jesus’ life and death fitted into a cosmic scheme of salvation, stretching from the creation of Adam to the end of time. The doctrines of Christianity come mostly from the teaching or influence of Paul, a Pharisee(?) who rejected his Pharisaic Judaism and converted to Christ. Paul would later be placed over his Jewish-Christian rivals by a Gnostic heretic named Marcion. See Marcion.

What is shown below is taken word for word from The Sierra Reference Encyclopedia. 

Copyright 1996 P. F. Collier, L. P. All rights reserved.

PAUL, ST.

PAUL, ST. (died c. A.D. 68), founder of Pauline Christianity. His name was originally Saul. He later claimed that he was a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, from a long-established Pharisee family in Tarsus. According to Acts (though not according to Paul himself) he studied in Jerusalem under Gamaliel, the leader of the Pharisees and grandson of Hillel. This account of Paul’s youth, however, is subject to doubt, since the tribe of Benjamin had long ceased to exist, and Pharisee families are otherwise unknown in Tarsus. According to Paul’s opponents, the Ebionites, he came from a family of recent converts to Judaism. He learnt the trade of tent-making (or perhaps leather-working), by which he made his living.

While still a youth in Jerusalem, Saul became part of the opposition to the newly formed Jerusalem Church (the disciples of Jesus, who, believing that Jesus had been resurrected, continued to hope for his return to complete his messianic mission). Saul was present at the death of Stephen. Soon after, Saul was an active persecutor of the Jerusalem Church, entering its synagogues and arresting its members. Acts represents this as due to Saul’s zeal as a Pharisee, but this is doubtful, as the Pharisees, under Gamaliel, were friendly to the Jerusalem Church (see Acts 5).

Moreover, Saul was acting in concert with the high priest (Acts 9:2), who was a Sadducee opponent of the Pharisees. It seems likely that Saul was at this period an employee of the Roman-appointed high priest, playing a police role in suppressing movements regarded as a threat to the Roman occupation. Since Jesus had been crucified on a charge of sedition, his followers were under the same cloud.

The high priest then entrusted Saul with an important mission, which was to travel to Damascus to arrest prominent members of the Jerusalem Church. This must have been a clandestine kidnapping operation, since Damascus was not under Roman rule at the time but was in fact a place of refuge for the persecuted Nazarenes. On the way to Damascus, Paul experienced a vision of Jesus that converted him from persecutor to believer. Paul joined the Christians of Damascus, but soon he had to flee Damascus to escape the officers of King Aretas (II Corinthians 11:32-33), though a later, less authentic, account in Acts 9:22-25 changes his persecutors to “the Jews.”

After his vision, according to Paul’s own account (Galatians 1:17), he went into the desert of Arabia for a period, seeking no instruction. According to Acts, however, he sought instruction first from Ananias of Damascus and then from the apostles in Jerusalem. These contradictory accounts reflect a change in Paul’s status: in his own view, he had received a revelation that put him far higher than the apostles, while in later Church opinion he had experienced a conversion that was only the beginning of his development as a Christian.

Paul’s self-assessment is closer to the historical truth, which is that he was the founder of Christianity. Neither Jesus himself nor his disciples had any intention of founding a new religion. The need for a semblance of continuity between Christianity and Judaism, and between Gentile and Jewish Christianity, led to a playing-down of Paul’s creative role. The split that took place between Paul and the Jerusalem Church is minimized in the Paulinist book of Acts, which contrasts with Paul’s earlier and more authentic account in Galatians 2.

Paul’s originality lies in his conception of the death of Jesus as saving mankind from sin. Instead of seeing Jesus as a messiah of the Jewish type human saviour from political bondage he saw him as a salvation-deity whose atoning death by violence was necessary to release his devotees for immortal life. This view of Jesus’ death seems to have come to Paul in his Damascus vision. Its roots lie not in Judaism, but in mystery-religion, with which Paul was acquainted in Tarsus. The violent deaths of Osiris, Attis, Adonis, and Dionysus brought divinization to their initiates. Paul, as founder of the new Christian mystery, initiated the Eucharist, echoing the communion meal of the mystery religions. The awkward insertion of eucharistic material based on I Corinthians 11:23-26 into the Last Supper accounts in the Gospels cannot disguise this, especially as the evidence is that the Jerusalem Church did not practise the Eucharist.

Paul’s missionary campaign began c.44 in Antioch. He journeyed to Cyprus, where he converted Sergius Paulus, the governor of the island. It was probably at this point that he changed his name from Saul to Paul, in honor of his distinguished convert. After journeys in Asia Minor where he made many converts, Paul returned to Antioch. His second missionary tour (51-53) took him as far as Corinth; and his third (54-58) led to a three-year stay in Ephesus. It was during these missionary periods that he wrote his Epistles.

Paul’s new religion had the advantage over other salvation-cults of being attached to the Hebrew Scriptures, which Paul now reinterpreted as forecasting the salvation-death of Jesus. This gave Pauline Christianity an awesome authority that proved attractive to Gentiles thirsting for salvation. Paul’s new doctrine, however, met with disapproval from the Jewish-Christians of the Jerusalem Church, who regarded the substitution of Jesus’ atoning death for the observance of the Torah as a lapse into paganism. Paul was summoned to Jerusalem by the leaders James (Jesus’ brother), Peter, and John to explain his doctrine (c.50).

At the ensuing conference, agreement was reached that Paul’s Gentile converts did not need to observe the Torah. This was not a revolutionary decision, since Judaism had never insisted on full conversion to Judaism for Gentiles. But Paul on this occasion concealed his belief that the Torah was no longer valid for Jews either. He was thus confirmed in the role of “apostle to the Gentiles,” with full permission to enroll Gentiles in the messianic movement without requiring full conversion to Judaism.

It was when Peter visited him in Antioch and became aware of the full extent of Paul’s views that a serious rift began between Pauline and Jewish Christianity. At a second conference in Jerusalem (c.55), Paul was accused by James of teaching Jews “to turn their backs on Moses” (Acts 21:21). Again, however, Paul evaded the charge by concealing his views, and he agreed to undergo a test of his own observance of the Torah. His deception, however, was detected by a group of “Asian Jews” (probably Jewish Christians) who were aware of his real teaching. A stormy protest ensued in which Paul feared for his life and was rescued by the Roman police, to whom he declared for his protection that he was a Roman citizen. This surprising announcement was the end of Paul’s association with the Jerusalem Church, to whom the Romans were the chief enemy.

The Roman commandant, Claudius Lysias, decided to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin in order to discover the cause of the disturbance. With great presence of mind, Paul appealed to the Pharisee majority to acquit him, claiming to be a Pharisee like James. Paul was rescued by the Pharisees from the high priest, like Peter before him. However, the high priest, resenting this escape, appointed a body of men to assassinate Paul. Learning of the plot, Paul again placed himself under the protection of the Romans, who transported him by armed guard from Jerusalem to Caesarea. The High Priest Ananias was implacable, no doubt because of Paul’s defection from his police task in Damascus, and laid a charge of anti-Roman activity against him. Paul appealed for a trial in Rome before Caesar, his right as a Roman citizen. The assertion of Acts that the Jewish “elders” were also implicated in the charges against Paul is unhistorical, since these same elders had just acquitted him in his Sanhedrin trial. Paul was sent to Rome, and here our information ends. Legends speak of his eventual martyrdom in Rome.

Paul’s authentic voice is found in his Epistles. Here he appears as an eloquent writer, skilled in asserting his authority over his converts as their inspired teacher. The view often asserted, however, that Paul writes in the style of a rabbi is incorrect. His occasional attempts to argue in rabbinical style (e.g., Romans 7:1-6) reveal his lack of knowledge of rabbinic logic. Paul’s letters belong to Greek literature and have affinity to Stoic and Cynic literature. His knowledge of the Scriptures is confined to their Greek translation, the Septuagint. Paul was a religious genius, who invested Greek mystery-religion with the historical sweep and authority of the Jewish Bible.

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**EDITOR: This was a hard truth to learn about 9 months ago when Father YHWH first showed me this. It boggled the mind.. and I was very angry at first ( a common reaction) until I started really looking at the facts… then I was blown away at the deception of Satan. Since then I have learned much more and fully understand that todays Christianity is really pagan Mithraism…and NOTHING like Yahushua , his disciples and the first “church”. His was the purest form of Judaism and the Law was NOT done away with by Him but FULFILLED. Before some get angry and want to punch the screen.. plz pray and ask Father God if this is true. Ask HIM to SHOW YOU THE TRUTH IN ALL THINGS. Our eternity depends on understanding YHWH’s truths and also where the enemy is deceiing us!! What better way to take people to hell – not killing off the church ( satan had already done that with the disciples and the early believers) but to infilterate and get “believers” into total disobedience and idolatry with a law-less gospel!**

Another great site with excellent book onthis and much much more ( such as Two books of life , New Jerusalem etc) is by Scott Nelson http://www.judaismvschristianity.com

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Introduction

Are you a follower of Jesus Christ, or a disciple of Paul? Here is a question. What is the one thing that most Christians do, and if they don’t do it, they feel guilty. The answer is go to church. Christians have been mind controlled into thinking that they must go to church to be a real Christian and to please God. Yet when people go to church, they never really learn anything about Christ Jesus and God. They sing a few happy songs, shake hands, and yell out “Amen!” But is this truly walking with God? To walk with God means we must learn from Him and this is not what is happening in the churches.

The churches of today are built upon the doctrines of Paul. So do we never question his writings and blindly follow him? What if I told you that you must believe everything I write in this article or be accursed forever. What if I were to tell you my authority comes from Jesus Christ who appeared to me in a vision while driving along the highway. What if I were to also say stay away from those that question my gospel. Well you would have this article in the delete bin in no time at all! Paul says the same things, and they give their lives to his every word, yet Paul has no regard for Jesus’ teachings or the role of women in his churches.

Churches today are nothing more than social centers that should be called Jesus clubs. At the club you can socialize as well as be entertained by the best rock gospel and singing in town while the children are shuffled off to Sunday school. In church you can view the latest in women’s fashion and hair styles. You can also sit back and listen to a warm and fuzzy sermon that makes you feel good. Much better than television. It is a happy world where people pretend to love one another while they chat over tea and cookies afterwards. All is well in the church Matrix as long as you never talk about deeper subject or bring up subjects like sin, repentance, hell, wrath, and judgment of God.

 

So who created the institutionalized church of today. Believe it or not it was Paul. Unlike the Apostles, he traveled the country establishing churches that were controlled and guided by Paul. With his letters he pontificated his views that were never to be questioned. In fact he states that if any other person other than him and his followers preach what was contrary to Paul’s decrees and doctrines, they should be damned to hell, (Gal 1:8) Some feel that Paul was speaking for him and the Apostles as a whole, but this is not so. If you read Acts which was written by Paul’s disciple Luke, you will then see that Paul had very little to do with the Apostles. Seldom did they ever come in contact. And as far as leadership was concerned, it was Paul who acted as a Pope in charge of the Gentile churches. Paul is the foundation of of the modern institutionalized church. The real church of Christ is made up all the believers and is not a building made of human hands. Christ is the head of this Church and not Paul.

In church do the sheep learn all about Jesus and what He instructs? Not as a rule. They are taught the gospel of Paul and not the gospel of Jesus. Well you may ask what is the difference. Well the main difference is that Jesus was God proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. Jesus was to be our perfect example on how to live, yet Paul Paul in his letters tells us how to live. Jesus told us to follow Him alone, yet Paul says 1Co 4:16 “Wherefore I beseech (beg) you, be ye followers of me.”

Jesus while on earth never instructed His disciples or the Apostles to go around and build churches. Why is because all believers are the true Church and Bride of Christ. Christianity is an organism and not an organization. Jesus never told anyone to start churches all over the country and then Lord over them with decrees that you see Paul do. Paul planted “his” churches and then pontificated over them through letters known as the Epistles. In these letters he instructs “his” churches on how to act, think, and do according to his endless instructions. When you read through Paul’s dictates, you will soon notice that he never elaborates on the teachings of Jesus, but only on his endless commentaries of decrees. In fact he never builds upon the sayings of Christ and establishes his own teachings. No wonder he begs us to follow him! All he teaches about Jesus is Christ crucified. This fits in well with Catholic doctrine because they teach Christ crucified and in fact wear an idol of Christ crucified around their neck. Even satanists believe in a crucified Christ.

What Jesus taught and what Paul taught was two different things. Here is a few quick example. Jesus instructs us to feed the poor. Paul says, “For even when we were with you we gave you orders, saying, If any man does no work, let him not have food. For it has come to our ears that there are some among you whose behavior is uncontrolled, who do no work at all, but are over-interested in the business of others.” 2Th 3:10 Jesus said to feed the poor. He did not say feed the poor unless they are over interested in other people’s business. This is what Paul does. He pontificates endless rules of conduct, yet from the other side of his mouth he says we are free in Christ?

It is the Pope of Rome that instructs “his” church to be followers and imitators of himself. As a follower of Christ, I would NEVER tell some one to follow me. We follow Jesus only! Paul says,“Brothers, be imitators together of me, and mark those who walk this way, for you have us for a pattern.” Phi 3:17 For the ones not following Paul, Paul says, “And I exhort you, brothers, to watch those making divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned, and avoid them.” Rom 16:17 We see here that Paul tells his followers to avoid those who would disagree with his gospel of instructions. This is how religious cults operate. The religious leader lays down his decrees that his flock can never question. The leader can never be questioned or they will be snubbed by the rest of the followers (avoided). This is how the Jehovah’s Witnesses operate. A cult leader says to follow after him and to never question his teaching. Paul takes it further by saying, “But even if we (Paul and his followers) or an angel from Heaven preach a gospel to you beside what we preached to you, let him be accursed (damned). Gal 1:8 Again, this is the same thing Jehovah’s Witnesses say if members should dare to question their doctrine. Memebers that do are told htey will suffer untold horror from the the battle of Armageddon. Paul says you will go to hell for questioning his doctrine. This is the same man who preached love. Another meaning of accursed is excommunicated. Truly Paul was the Pope of his churches.

One of those that was on Paul’s damned list was Jesus, the Apostles, and particularly James. Paul preached the heresy that we could be saved on the bases of faith alone without works. If we love God we will keep his commandments. Paul paints a picture of us being free from the law because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus came to fulfill the law and to empower us with His Holy Spirit so that we can keep the law. Yet Paul says, “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds (works) of the law.” Rom 3:28 Elsewhere he sates that God “…imputes righteousness without works.” Rom 4:6 Paul is saying here that salvation is through faith alone and that we do not need works such as works repentance and works of righteousness. Jesus says, “And why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?” Luk 6:46

Paul goes on to preach that Jesus Christ was cursed of God. This is sheer heresy and demonic. Only the spirit of antichrist says Jesus was or is cursed.“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree…” (Gal 3:13) Was Jesus Christ accursed? Let us look at just one example of Paul manipulating scripture out of context to prove “his” doctrine.

“And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled.” Deut 21:22,23 The context of this is that it is talking about criminals and has nothing to do with prophecy as Paul tries make it out to be. Many times Paul strips OT scripture out of context to prove his strange doctrine. But does he quote the words of Jesus to prove his point? Never.

According to Galations, James the brother of Jesus is cursed because he preaches “another gospel.” Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by his works was made perfect?” (James 2:19-22)

“You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” James 2:18-24 James was an Apostle of Christ and brother to Christ. He walked with the Lord for a number of years and was taught directly from Jesus Himself. Paul on the other hand studied with no man, and never walked with Jesus, and claimed he was given all knowledge in a quick vision given to him by the Lord. Paul’s says, “…knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.” Gal 2:16

Since James and Paul totally disagree, one of them could very well be a planted deceiver. Which one is it. Paul a “reformed” butcher of God’s people who suddenly claimed that God had now been placed in charge of a new Gentile Christianity? Paul was a maverick that had nothing to do with the other Apostles who strongly denounced his lone doctrine of faith without works.  So how does Paul react to the Apostles. He reacts with intense condemnation of the Apostles. Let’s look at what he says in Galatians My comments are in brackets:Gal 1:1-241 Paul, an apostle (never verified by the others) not from men (the Apostles who walked with Jesus) nor through man, (Paul refuses to learn from them) but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead,
2 and all the brethren who are with me
(his disciples Luke, Timothy and such) To the churches of Galatians:
6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
(The Apostles preaching particularly James)
7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. (the Gospel of faith WITH works is a perversion of Paul’s gospel)
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. (accursed means “a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and if an animal, to be slain; therefore, a person or thing doomed to destruction.”)
9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (At this point Paul has lashes out against the others to curse them for apposing his doctrine.)
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? (Does not care if the other Apostles agree or not)
Or do I seek to please men? (Does not wish to please the Apostles) For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
11 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. (Basically he is saying that the Epistles of John, Peter, and James is just words of men.)
12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. (Paul believes, and wants us to believe that he received all knowledge in a blinding flash of light while on the road to butcher more of God’s people.) 13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, (Here Paul brags and gloats) being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. (His intense ego now really shows).
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace,
16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
(It amazes me how Paul shows no remorse for what he had done)
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. (Totally has nothing to do with the Apostles because they will have nothing to do with “his” doctrine)
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. (That’s it? Only 15 days?)
19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother. (Who he no doubt singled out)
20 (Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)
So if we are to believe that Paul does not lie, then the Apostles are all liars and I refuse to believe that since they walked with Jesus and trained under him.

The problem is that Paul does lie. Here is one example.

“After this, king Agrippa, I did not disobey the heavenly vision. But to those first in Damascus, and Jerusalem, and to all the country of Judea, and to the nations, I made known the command to repent and to turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance Because of these things, having caught me in the temple, The Jews tried to kill me.” Act 26:19-21

People read this and think what a fine Christian Paul was telling people to repent and suffered for it. Notice in this verse that he also preached works of the law (commandments). Again Paul speaks from both sides of his mouth. Now remember here Paul is almost killed by the Jews for preaching repentance. This is a blatent lie. Luke is a liar and so is Paul because Luke was a devout follower of Paul.

Act 21:27 And when the seven days were about to be completed, the Jews who were from Asia, having seen him in the temple, stirred up all the crowd and laid hands on him,
Act 21:28 crying out, Men, Israelites, help! This is the man who teaches all everywhere against the people and the Law and this place. And even he brought Greeks into the temple and has polluted this holy place.
Act 21:29 (For they had seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city before, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
Act 21:30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together. And laying hands on Paul, they drew him outside of the temple. And immediately the doors were shut.
Act 21:31 And as they were seeking to kill him, the news came to the chiliarch of the cohort, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
Act 21:32 He immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. And seeing the chiliarch and the soldiers, they quit beating Paul.

We see here that Paul was preaching against the Law and works. The Jews were not trying to kill him for preaching repentace but for preaching against the Law and according to Acts 21:21, forsaking Moses. “But they have been told that you are teaching those who live among the Gentiles to disobey this Law. They claim that you are telling them not to circumcise their sons or to follow Jewish customs.” As we all know Paul was against circumcision, yet Paul the hypocrite has Timothy circumcised! “…and Paul wanted him to go with them. But Paul first had him circumcised, because all the Jewish people around there knew that Timothy’s father was Greek.” Act 16:3

Conflicting Doctrine

 Let us say that both men James and Paul are here with us now. There is a man who sits in a bar getting drunk every night. He never goes home to his wife and kid’s and often has affairs with the loose women of the bar. There is a Christian that comes into the bar and gives him a tract and tells him that he needs to repent and come to Jesus. The man cries and begs the Christian to pray with him. The man then claims that he is now born again. As the weeks go by he is still there in the bar. His children still go to bed hungry and his wife still waits up for him. Now is this man truly saved? What would James and Paul say? James would say NO. “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” James 2:14

“But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” James 2:20 James indicates here that if the man is truly saved, he will leave the bar, rebuild his relationship with his wife and be a good father to his children. He will have “works” to show his faith.

“But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.” Rom 4:5

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

According to Paul’s doctrine, the man need not do anything. He can simply remain in the bar because he has faith in Jesus and the grace of God is upon him.  Paul also says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Eph 2:9. As disciples of Christ, why would we be boast?  

James says, “But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe– and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?James 2:18-20

Paul preaches a gospel that is taught in all the churches today. It states that as long as you have Jesus you are saved. The works of true repentance are viewed as works of the law. Today because of Paul’s teachings, repentance has become a foul word. More and more churches now preach love and unity. This is not too surprising since King James made sure that all of Paul’s writings were included in the New Testament while filtering out other more valuable Epistles since it was the Catholic church that decided which sacred writings were of God and which weren’t. Catholism is comfortable with Paul’s writings because all they need is faith. Where are all the writings from the other Apostles? 

Paul preached faith without works, and yet most Christians have been held in bondage by his demands of strict obedience to his gospel. “But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.” 1 Cor 11:5-6 Here Paul’s states that a disobedient woman are an offense. A woman that does not cover her head is just as bad as a woman that has her head shaved. At this time it was prostitutes that shaved their heads. Paul CLEARLY says here that a woman not covering her head is no better than a hooker.  Is this the “love” that Paul taught in Corinthians 13? Also look at 1 Cor 14:34-35

“Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.” The word for “speak” means to speak as in normal speaking manner. It also can include preaching. Jesus would NEVER tell a woman to be silent and not to talk in church. Paul seems to rule over the churches he started with an iron hand. This was normal for Pharisees since women were considered to be not much better than a dog in their eyes. 

“And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.” 1 Tim 2:12 Notice the way he says “I” do not permit. He doesn’t say God does not permit or the Lord does not permit, he say he does not permit! He cannot quote Jesus on this because Jesus’ words and life did not suppress women. Paul also says to the Corinthians,
“Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate (follow) me.” 1 Cor 4:15-16 (NIV)

This is very disturbing! First of all it is the Holy Spirit of Christ Himself that begets us and NOT Paul! Second, I follow Jesus Christ and imitate Him ALONE! Note too that Jesus clearly told us to, “call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

 

Matt 23:9
As for Paul’s usage of Lucifer’s favorite word “I” goes: “No other epistle writer in the New Testament wrote like Paul. This would be true in several ways, but one facet is of particular interest when we are considering how Paul views himself. It is his usage of personal pronouns that is second to none. In fact, when it comes to how often he uses personal pronouns like, “I”, “me”, “my”, or “mine”, his overall average in the epistles that are generally unquestioned as his is almost three times that of his next closest rival in the practice. Many if not most scholars today believe for a number of reasons that Paul did not write the book of Hebrews. One obvious fact is that in the other epistles credited to him Paul doesn’t hesitate to identify himself along with his supposed credentials. The author of Hebrews is strangely silent on these matters. To date, the best guess as to who the author of Hebrews is would be Apollos, and it’s only a guess. But Paul certainly couldn’t be in the running as the author of Hebrews when one also considers the statistics on the personal pronoun usage. The author of Hebrews uses approximately 1.3 personal pronouns per thousand words of text. Paul’s average comes in at about 18.2 per thousand! That is a 1300% increase.”

http://www.justgivemethetruth.com/false_apostle.htm 

 

The Apostles build their doctrines on a foundation of Jesus’ words and teachings, Paul builds upon his own arguments and reasoning and does not quote Jesus. What he does is to quote Old Testament scriptures out of context and manipulates them to build a case for his own personal doctrines. He cannot quote from Jesus because the Gospel of Christ conflicts with the gospel of Paul. Yet the Apostles have no problem quoting Jesus because their foundation is of rock and not sand.  

One example of scripture tampering can be found in Romans 3. It reads like it was all one quote from the Old Testament, yet it is a cut and paste job from several scriptures that have been taken out of context. Do we trust a man that alters scripture in such a fashion to prove his point? Paul does not focus on repentance and following Jesus, he focuses on his own gospel that he calls the Gospel of Christ. It focuses on the atonement of the cross and not the person of Jesus Christ. It does not focus on a relationship with Jesus but only on the atonement and a relationship with Paul himself. It replaces the teachings of Christ with Paul’s pontificating. He tells us to follow him, to let him be a father to us, and to abide in his instructions as apposed to abiding in words of Christ. 

It would appear that like Judas, Paul infiltrated the circle of God’s disciples/Apostles. “If you can’t beat them, then join them.” King James was one of the great leaders in the movement of institutionalized churches and thus was more than happy to fill the official government Bible with Paul’s teachings. Like it or not, Paul started up churches only to lord over them with hundreds of his written instructions. He started, the Church of Rome would continue on with through the centuries. They would act as mediators between God and man while replacing Jesus Christ as our covering and head.

The thing that upsets me with Paul is that he speaks out of both sides of his mouth. “Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.” Rom 3:27Paul says over and over that we are saved by faith alone. In other words, you do not need to change your life because you have faith in Jesus. All the Apostles taught the opposite that you needed the work to prove you had faith. Well in the end everyone including Timothy left him to his own strange doctrine and had nothing further to do with him.Act 21:29 “(For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesians, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)”

Act 21:30 “And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut.

Act 21:31 “And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.”

We clearly see here how Paul stirs the pot. Not only does he say the law of Moses is done away with, but he deliberately provokes the Jews by entering the Temple. Paul fully knows that he is just going to create hatred and trouble but doesn’t seem to care. After all this he stands before King Agrippa and lies about what really took place!

Act 26:20-21 “But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.”

No! They wanted to kill him for throwing Moses and the law out the window! Now when Paul is before Ananias, does Paul boldly and loudly proclaim the blood of Jesus Christ as a testimony and witness to to all? No. He becomes a coward and begins to turn the court to fighting against each other.

 
Act 23:6 “But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.”

Act 23:7 “And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

 

Act 23:8 “For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.”

Act 23:9 “And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.”

Act 23:10 “And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.”

When the chips were down, does Paul cry out that he is a follower of Jesus Christ? No. He boldly declares he is a Pharisee. You know as well as I do that Jesus called the Pharisees vipers and sons of hell!

Scripture is clear that Paul was shunned by the apostles and was never really accepted as a replacement over James. It was James that replaced Judas and not Paul. It was Peter that was to preach to the gentiles and not Paul. Yet Paul pushes his way in and starts up churches under him acting much like a pope as he sends them all letters of decree that they were follow. 1Co 4:16 “I call upon you, therefore, become ye followers of me.”

Paul was not an Apostle

“If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.” Jhn 5:31 Paul bore witness of himself and and neither he nor his disciple, Luke, could provide the names of anybody who could confirm his vision.

“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” Jhn 5:43. Paul came in his own name of by self-proclamation His coming was not predicted or prophesied by any biblical scripture, except the above passage.

“There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.” Jhn 5:32. The Bible says that all things must be confirmed by two or more witnesses. With Paul’s conversion there were no witnesses to his great contact with the “light” of Jesus on the road to Damascus. The only witnesses were the members of his merry band of killers headed to round up more Christians. On the road Paul in Acts 9 says a light shone all around him and Jesus audibly spoke to him. Odd that the Apostles never directly heard God speak to them. Did you know that there are three versions of what happened with Paul, and all of them seriously conflict with each other! See: http://people.uncw.edu/zervosg/PR238/PaulCon.htm

Paul, blinded by the light, then sought out a man named Ananias who received a dream from the Lord about Paul. Ananias then lays hands on Paul and Paul receives his sight back. So what we see here is that Paul has only one witness and that is Ananias. Not where the plot thickens is that none of the Apostles received a dream or any word from the Lord about another Apostle being added. If in 1943 Hitler walked into to your church saying he found the Lord and wants to establish churches, would you believe him? Here we see the butcher of Tarsus do the same thing.

In the book of Revelation we see that there is only going to only be 12 Apostles. “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” Rev 21:14

“I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.” Rev 2:2

They are liars because there was to be only 12 Apostles. So is Paul a liar when he says he was a 13th Apostle? Yes he was because there is no such thing as 13 Apostles. Judas killed himself so there was only 11 Apostles. So who replaced Judas. I would say it was James the brother of Christ that replaced Judas and became the 12th Apostle.

“But other of the apostles saw I none, except James the Lord’s brother.” Gal 1:19

“Then he was seen by James; then by all the Apostles. And last of all, as by one whose birth was out of the right time, he was seen by me. For I am the least of the Apostles, having no right to be named an Apostle, because of my cruel attacks on the church of God.” 1Co 15:7-9

It seems that Paul can’t count very well. Paul’s right hand man was Luke. Luke was a physician under Paul’s ministry and wrote the book of Luke from second hand information of the life of Christ since Luke appears decades after the death of Jesus. Luke states that the Apostles chose Matthias as an Apostle. Since Luke was intensely faithful to Paul, he would not ever dare to say the Apostles chose James the brother of Jesus as a new Apostle. Why is because James apposed Paul’s strange doctrine. While Luke attempts to hide the fact that James was chosen, Paul mistakenly admits it.

The Apostles knew Paul as a preying insect that had no remorse. So how is it that our Lord never informed them that a they were going to be approached by Paul who would be claiming to have a “new revelation” from God. Remember the Lord warns, “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.” Rev 2:2

If Judas could infiltrate the body of Christ, why not Paul? Why would Satan just stop with Judas? What if Judas did not reveal who he was with a kiss to the Lord? What if Judas had lived and wrote letters to churches he founded. Would these churches be founded on Christ. On the surface yes, underneath there would be subtle heresy!

Paul reasons that because he could perform miracles that this was proof that he was an Apostle of Christ even when he never studied with Christ face to face when He was on the earth. He asks us to believe that he saw Jesus in the sky and that he was no longer the Nazi of Tarsus. This is what Paul uses to prove that he is an Apostle.

“Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.” 2Co 12:12

In the end we are expected to take Paul’s word that he is a 13th Apostle and trust his miracles. But Jesus says “For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Mat 24:24

“Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works? And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!” Mat 7:22, 23

Wow did you catch that! Jesus is saying that the practicing of miracles is works of wickedness and evil. It is clear here that miracles are used for deception. Look at Benny Hinn. He like Paul wants us to believe that he is an Apostle of Christ because they create miracles, yet Jesus says not to trust miracles.

Paul of Babylon

Mystery Babylon is a religion of Babylon that revolved around mysteries and made them the foundation of faith. As with secret societies, the high priests would be the keepers of secret knowledge known as mysteries. If you serve the cult well, new mysteries would be revealed to you by the elders.

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Rev 17:5

Through the Holy Spirit God reveals mysteries to His children freely and in abundance. “He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.” Mat 13:12,13. Jesus always preached openly and hid nothing from His sheep.

Part of the ancient religion of Babylon was speaking gibberish to their gods believing they were speaking mysteries. What Paul does is to create a religion of so called tongues of God. Often what happens today is that the churches will take occult practices, add the name “Jesus” to it, and then call these parctises Christian. Heavy metal rock music is one prime example. Jesus never spoke in tongues. He never instructed His followers to speak in tongues. None of the Apostles spoke in tongues. So why does Paul instruct his churches to and then brag that he speaks in tongues more than his followers? “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.” 1Cr 14:18

Speaking in tongues has always been a deep occult practice that still is practiced today by cults and satanists worldwide. Go to third world countries and you will see it practiced all the time by Shamans and witch doctors. Often they praise their gods by speaking or singing in tongues with their hands swaying back and forth to create a deeper trance.

The Apostles never wrote about tongues and never spoke in tongues. In the book of Acts written by Luke (Paul’s disciple) talks about Peter endorsing the act. “And those of the circumcision, who believed (as many as came with Peter), were astonished because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the nations also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, Can anyone forbid water that these, who have received the Holy Ghost as well as we, should not be baptized?” Act 10:45-47 Remember Luke never knew Jesus and was a follower of Paul. He was also a Greek and not an Israelite. The Apostle Peter would of clearly seen this act of tongues as pagan and would never associate it with baptism! Luke lied about Matthias being an Apostle, and now he lies about Peter. Like they say, “Once a liar, always a liar!”

Luke in the book of Acts paints a picture of the Apostles being instructed to wait in Jerusalem for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. “And having met with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father which you heard from Me. For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Act 1:4-5 So where does this come from?

“I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. But He who comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire; whose fan is in His hand, and He will cleanse His floor and gather His wheat into the storehouse; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Mat 3:11,12

What is said by John here is that along with the Spirit they would be baptized in fire. Fire is always seen as judgment throughout all scripture, except in Acts where it is the Holy Spirit seen as flames of tongues over the Apostles heads. Now why do the Apostles in Acts wait for the Holy Spirit since they already had Him? “Then Jesus said to them again, Peace to you. As My Father has sent Me, even so I send you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. Of whomever sins you remit, they are remitted to them. Of whomever sins you retain, they are retained.” Joh 20:22,23

Notice that Jesus does not instruct them to perform miracles as seen in the last part of Mark’s gospel which is commonly known to be a fabrication addition to the gospel. Also where does Luke get off trying to make what Jesus said as prophecy already fulfilled in Acts. This baptism of of spirit will not come until the Second Coming of Christ. “And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am Jehovah your God, and no one else; and My people shall never be ashamed. And it shall be afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams; your young men shall see visions. And also I will pour out My Spirit on the slaves and on the slave women in those days. And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah. And it shall be, whoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be saved; for salvation shall be in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, as Jehovah has said, and in the remnant whom Jehovah shall call.” Joe 2:28,32. All this did not take place in Jerusalem. The moon turning to blood is also found in the book of Revelation and is seen as a sign of the Second Coming.

Now back to mystery Babylon. As said the dispensing of secret knowledge is the foundation of Mystery Babylon. Revealing secret knowledge known as “mysteries” is not of God! Yet Paul sees nothing wrong with this.

“Behold, I speak a mystery to you; we shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed.” 1Co 15:5. Not even a hint that this knowledge came from the Lord. What it is Paul speaking Pharisee secret knowledge as the Pharisees were firm believers in the resurrection of the dead.

“If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given to me toward you, that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I wrote before in few words, by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ).” Eph 3:2,4. Who does Paul think he is? This is pure Babylonian occultism of esoteric knowledge!

“And pray for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,” Eph 6:19. There is no mention here of anyone else having the knowledge of a secret gospel. Good thing Paul came along to explain the gospel since Jesus was unable to and needs Paul to do it. For decades I have studied the occult and the words of Paul make me shiver with uneasiness!

The Final Delusion

Yes I admit the topic of Paul is controversial but let’s look at the real danger he represents. Paul says, “To the feeble, I was as one who is feeble, so that they might have salvation: I have been all things to all men, so that some at least might have salvation. “ 1Co 9:22 This is a very shocking statement for Paul make. What he says here is that he is all things to all men. This is something Jesus would not ever say! Jesus was never all things to all men! This is pure ecumenical heresy. What this means if you preach to Catholics you become Catholic. Preach to satanists you become one.

With Paul’s doctrine one is allowed to be what ever you want to be just as long you have Christ. Just as long as pedophile has faith he can continue on abusing young children since he is working out his salvation. Phil 2:12. A drunk can remain in the bar and drink because he has Jesus in his heart. Hey he has faith. No wonder the churches are chanting “judge not” he has Jesus!

Jesus does not ever once in scripture command us to invite Him into our hearts for salvation. As seen in part one He calls us to repent and do the works of salvation. We are called to keep His commandments (works). Also Jesus does not offer salvation to anyone. The premise of what He is saying is that if you are saved, then you will act a certain way. Its not that you have to act a certain way to be saved, you must act a certain way if you are saved. God calls His children out of the world through His son to repent from sin. In other words do the works befitting salvation. His sheep are being called out of this world through Jesus Christ.

Paul says we need not do the works of the law/commandments. We just need to have faith. Yes this is true. Paul spreads confusion though his teachings that has leads to  many denominations that have broken up the unity of Christ. Note that God establishes all things through two or more witnesses. Where are the witnesses to Paul’s vision? Did any of the Apostles witness it? Did God tell the Apostles that a 13th Apostle would be added? Was there a prophecy? Did Jesus say there was coming a replacement for Himself? Why do the words of Christ conflict with only Paul’s and non-of the other Apostles? Why are the Apostles expected to take the word of the butcher of Tarsus as he claimed to “see Jesus”? Benny Hinn and others have visions from God all the time. People take these men’s word alone concerning their visions and follow them as a replacement for Christ.

Like it or not, Paul’s self-absorbed teachings have replaced Christ’s and Paul has become the foundation of the churches of today. The real danger of this is that we get the doctrine of tongues from Paul’s teaching. Jesus never spoke in tongues, the Apostles never taught it, but Paul has dozens of verse on it. The only other time we see it preached is in the Gospel of Mark that has proven to be an addition to the original writing and therefore a fraud. Then there is the book of Acts written by Paul’s disciple Luke where we are taught that even the Apostle Peter had to recognize the fact that tongues were a sign from God. In the book of Acts we see the Apostles waiting for the Holy Spirit which comes to them like tongues of fire. Fire in the Bible is always seen as judgment and never a blessing! And how is it that the Apostles wait for the baptism of the Holy Spirit when it was already given to them in John 20.

In the book of Acts we read “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.” Act 2:3 Cloven tongues of fire? Where in scripture do we find in the Bible an example of the sate of being “cloven” seen as something good and holy? In the OT cloven is seen as unclean. “But these you shall not eat, of those which chew the cud, or of those that divide the cloven hoof: the camel, and the hare, and the rock badger, for they chew the cud, but do not divide the hoof. They are unclean to you.” Deu 14:7

What we have here is two conflicting accounts of being given the Spirit. One account is from Luke a disciple of Paul who appeared decades after the death of Jesus and studied under Paul’s ministry and not Jesus’. He never knew Jesus nor was he taught by Jesus. Also we have Paul that appears decades after Christ and hunted Christians down for execution and was given much authority from the Chief Priest. Paul never knew or studied under Jesus and claims his authority to a vision he had which was never confirmed by any reliable witnesses.

Now on the other hand we have a different version of Holy Spirit from the Apostle John. John studied under Christ’s ministry and was taught by Jesus in person. He was also very much favored by Jesus. So in the end I would have to trust John’s version of the story and call the whole tongues story in Acts a fabrication in order to bolster Paul’s false doctrine of tongues.

So why is tongues such a big issue? Why because it is from Babylon and is not Christian in any stretch of the imagination. What it does in the churches is to open the door for new revelations through channeling. Bibles are left closed so the churches can receive so called messages from God. There is an ever growing apostasy that will manipulate and control the churches in to a new age of signs and wonders. Paul warns us of lying signs and wonders that will be used by the antichrist. I have to wonder if could it be that the two prophets of God seen in the book of Revelation will be seen as the false prophet and antichrist with tongues used to confirm. No wonder the world is seen rejoicing when they are killed.

Today tongues are often used to confirm every form of Christian paganism there is. They explain why tongues is gibberish by saying it is the language of angels. As mentioned Jesus never spoke in tongues nor did his Apostles dwell on it or teach it like Paul did. Also because the book of Acts was written by a devout disciple of Paul, I have to question all the so called birth of the church by the baptism of the Holy Spirt which had already been given in John chapter 20. I also question the validity of miracles found in Acts. Things like healing shaddows and cloths does not sound valid at all. Jesus never acted in such a manner when He healed the masses.

Acts appears to be a working manual for a modern new age church. Paul was not the father of the Apostlistic Church of Jesus Christ but the father of the modern corporate institutionalised chrurch system. It has little to do with the Bible and presents a warm fuzzy matrix for people who do not seek after God. It is now (with the help of Paul’s scriptures), being transformed into a New Age Church of Babylon.

Paul also makes a great revelation in Romans 11 how through Christ’s death the Gentiles have been grafted in to the root of Israel. The fact is that Abraham was a Gentile. So what is Paul trying to do in Romans 11? Note to that the term Jews does not mean Israel. All Israel is not just Jewish. The word Jew applies to the tribe of Judah and there are 12 Tribes of Israel. May I suggest that one take the time to do the research on this subject.

Paul talks about a Third Heaven in 2 Cor 12:2 “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.” In Jewish mysticism known as the Kabbalah, the Third Heaven is well known and refereed to as Ma’on. The Pharisees were well steeped into the black arts and Jesus called them the sons of hell. If Paul was truly converted he would have never mentioned the Third Heaven. As a Pharisee he knew full well what he was revealing Kabbalahistic magic.

Conclusion

Is there a Paul plot? The reader must decide, but he does appear to be a Pharisee infiltrating the original faith of the Apostles. He appears to pickup where Judas left off. He does have certain knowledge, but one must be very careful when one forms doctrines around his writings. Do we adhere to his doctrine on how to raise children when he had none of his own? Do we take advice from a man regarding the treatment of women when he was never married? Do we (unlike Jesus), demand that they wear head coverings in church or have their heads shaved and be silent (gr. without opinion) in the church of Paul. Do we become imitators and followers of Paul when he says he is all things to all people? Jesus was NEVER all things to all people. Christ was not a fake and stood for the truth. He did not become a drunk for drunk’s sake nor a womanizer for men’s sake. He demanded repentance and not just saying we have faith. Do we cast them out for asking un-educated and simple questions? Do we curse those to hell as Paul does for not believing the way we do? (Click here to hear Benny Hinn pronounce the same doctrine of damnation as Paul does in Galatians 1:8) Benny Hinn like Paul also claims authority by a vision given to him by Christ Jesus.)

The main danger that Paul brings to the Church is doctrines. Paul, unlike the Apostles, focuses on doctrines and not Christ. The Apostles focused on Jesus Christ. Because of Paul’s endless dictation of double speak doctrines, no one can agree on what he is actually saying. Because of this, Paul’s doctrines have created many denominations and has broken the unity of faith in Jesus Christ alone. If Paul was an Apostle of sent by God, then why would God desire to spread confusion though the body of Christ? Before Paul there was only one doctrine and one faith, and that was in Jesus Christ alone. Paul removes us from the simplicity found in Christ to endless doctrines of what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. There is much division in the body of Christ from a man in his own words says, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1Co 14:33

If you desire advice for everyday problems, then why not read the book of Psalms Here we find real practical teaching and not self absorbed writings of a man obsessed with telling people what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Nor will you find the word “I” used over and over again and listen to what the writer likes and dislikes. If you want teaching on salvation there is the Epistles of John. As also with the writings of Jude, James, and Peter. Here you do not find any pontification of doctrine because the Apostles realized that we are free in Christ and not under the bondage of Paul’s endless detailed doctrine of his demands. God tells us that he will find him only when we search for Him with all our hearts. We can not do this if we search for Paul.

My question to all readers is this. Are you a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ, or a disciple of Paul? Sorry Paul. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and there is none other! Only He is my Savior!

“I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found themto be liars.” Rev 2:2

“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.”

Gal 2:16

Act 21:27 “And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,” Act 21:28 “Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.”

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** Editor: In my 10 years in “christianity” I could never fully grasp the trinity as hard as I tried. I would try to explain it to people and came up with theological sounding explainations! Something never sat right with me… as did some of Pauls writings. About 9 months ago when YHWH led me to discover how false Paul really was .. at first I was dumbstruck but then it clicked! An AHA! moment. Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would be at the place i am now in my beliefs – but I am at peace. Yah is leading many many people away from Christianity / Pauline-ism and back to Himself. There may be some who read this and are outraged – but before you storm off -will you please consider what i am saying and what this man Scott is saying and also what many many others are saying. Ask Father for the truth in all things. I highly recommend Scott Nelsons book  which is free to read and a work in progress.. you can read it at the below website. I pray all my brethren would come to a knowledge of the truth in YHWH. The below article is a good argument on the subject. I guess whoever can take it or leave it. He ( Scott) is also open to suggestions/comments etc. I will post more info about the deception of Paul/Saul in another post**

Article by Scott Nelson @ www.judaismschristianity.com

At one time I called myself a Christian, and I believed in the concept of the trinity for over thirty years. I taught the doctrine to others and would have called anyone who didn’t believe in the trinity a blasphemous heretic. But after much study, I have found no legitimate support in Scripture for the traditional Christian concept. Consequently I have changed my mind (repented) and no longer endorse the doctrine. I continue to believe in the existence of the Father, and the Son Yahshua the Messiah, and the Holy Spirit, but not the three eternal co-equal individuals in one as Christian doctrine demands. In short, I now believe that the Holy Spirit has no individual personality apart from the Father because He is the Father… and extension of Himself. The labels of Father, and Holy Spirit are of one and the same person. Judaism has understood this correctly for thousands of years.  Yahshua on the other is the most misunderstood being in both Christian and Jewish worlds. Yahshua is not the Father, nor is he equal to Him, nor has he existed forever, though I do believe he existed before this creation. For more on what I believe, see my statement of faith.

 THE EVIDENCE !?

 My change of mind is based far more on the massive Scriptural evidence that contradicts the idea of a trinity than it is on the lack of support for it. But the shear lack of evidence speaks volumes in itself. Dealing with this lack of evidence is the subject of this article. There are only two passages in the New Testament that appear to support the concept of the trinity. One is found in 1John 5:7,8. It reads:

 For there are three who bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth; the Spirit, the water, and the blood: and these three agree as one. 

 Aside from the fact that I would be hard pressed to call any of 1John “infallible” any longer, the fact is that none of the early manuscripts of 1John contain the words I have highlighted in red. Only a few of the later manuscripts contain these words. Many bibles make mention of this fact in the margin. No scholars continue to use this passage as proof of the trinity anymore. It was no doubt added later because of doctrine arising from the only other passage in the bible that appears to call for a picture of a triune God.   

 According to our modern versions of Matthew 28:18-20a, Yahshua supposedly commanded his disciples to baptize the nations in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. It reads:

 Then Yahshua came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…”

 This is also the only place in the bible where there is any mention of “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” together in this fashion. It is also the only other passage in the bible which appears to support the Christian concept of a trinity. It should first be noted that the word “name” is in the singular and not the plural form. And secondly, the names Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, are not names at all, but titles. We might be able to use names for the Father and Son… they would be YHWH and Yahshua respectively, but what would be the name of the Holy Spirit? It should be evident to even the casual reader that there is probably something wrong with this passage. I thoroughly believe that this passage has been either mistranslated or intentionally altered from Yahshua’s original words in light of the following passage from Exodus 3:15 which I do hold as infallible. 

Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: “YHWH God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. *THIS is MY NAME FOREVER, and THIS is My memorial to ALL GENERATIONS.

God said His name (singular) would forever be tied to three persons!! They are Abraham, his son Isaac, and Jacob… who is also known as Israel. One must be compelled to ask the question: Why would Yahshua suddenly come up with a new “name” for God when God told Moses this one would last “forever, to all generations“? In light of this, there is little doubt in my mind that Yahshua’s actual words were something more like “…baptizing them in the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

I have a couple of theories as to what happened. The one that makes the most sense to me is that there could very well have been at the time Yahshua spoke these words an abbreviated/shorthand Hebrew or Aramaic version of this three-person name as found in Exodus 3:15. Consider the following. The name Abraham in Hebrew means “Father of nations”. The first two letters of his name are short for Abba, which is “Father” in Hebrew. Isaac is Abraham’s son. And Jacob, who is also “Israel”, is also known as a “holy nation” (Exodus 19:6). Question: What if the person who was writing down Yahshua’s word’s quickly scribbled down what at that time was a familiar colloquialism on the order of….Ab-son-holy referring to the God of Abraham, his son Isaac and the holy nation of Israel? Then imagine someone who didn’t understand the colloquialism reading it and attempting to translate it. From such a colloquialism a translator could very easily come up with what we have today… “Father, Son, and Holy……. Spirit”! Research needs to be done on ancient Hebrew and Aramaic writings to see if there can be found an abbreviated version of God’s name as found in Exodus 3:15 which would lead a translator to the error we have today. One might begin with a search of the Dead Sea scrolls. 

* If there are any readers with helpful information along these lines, please contact me.

The other possibility is that the original transcript of Yahshua’s words was complete and correct, but Pauline Christianity later intentionally modified this passage to conform to trinitarian doctrine. I personally tend to favor the former theory. Either way, I have no doubt that this is the true origin of the concept of the trinity. Three separate individuals found in one name. (Three-in-one)

It is also interesting to note that in this same passage Yahshua goes on to say, “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” This must of necessity include his command to observe Moses. (Matthew 23:2,3) Yahshua’s commission  was a command to bring Gentiles by baptism into the family of Israel… as adopted members of the family who’s father’s were Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!! The command was to convert Gentiles to Judaism, which by the way, is exactly what Paul accused Peter of doing! (Gal. 2:14) Peter was there when Yahshua spoke these words. Paul was not!

 

 

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