Category Archives: Greek Septuagint

Sinner’s Prayer is not Biblical / We are not Separated from God / Our belief does not Save us, Christ did

I don’t want you to think that I believe that all of the Bible is useless, but it is challenging to sort through it and find the errors and the truth, which is also why I believe that God is so much more than this book can even define, we are limited to human knowledge and flaws in this place, and not one of us is perfect. I do think that God did use some men to help us learn about Him, and about the History of this place, to give us guidance on how to live here and how to love.  God Himself being love is unable to hate, and the destruction that is caused in so much of the Bible was not of His creation, but of Lucifer and his fallen angel’s invasion of this earth. Which in turn means, like us the angels where given free will as well. They will be punished to some degree I’m guessing, because they were with God, saw God’s power and majesty first hand and still wanted power and to overthrow their own creator.

We are given power as well, but 95% of Christians at least in the U.S. will never access that because their knowledge of the truth and their faith in God is weak. Religion in and of itself is a cage that so many will be trapped in all their lives. People don’t have to be trapped and the way we are taught keeps us caged until we are willing to break free from that cage.  We are taught that sin separates us from God, but that’s not true, nothing can separate us from God and the love of God.  Christ death was not in vain, because He came to save all of humanity (all meaning all) some are just not aware of this, because they are taught the lies of this world and Lucifer’s deceit or they have Bible bashing Christians (I know there are well meaning Christians out there to) that have abused and scared them away from God mentally.

I am not religious, I am a seeker of truth and if I had to claim something I’d say I’m spiritual, because I am continuously growing and learning in my relationship with the Spirit which our Creator provided for this world.  I do believe that Christ is the Son of God sent for here for us, to show us the overwhelming amount of love God is and has for all of us. Though, it’s possible some will fall in to a place of discipline or renewing of the mind, once this life is over, they will not be there forever and I do not believe that God allows demons to torture people. If He were to allow demons to torture people, that would be Him allowing the bad guys to have even more control over us and more power, but that makes no sense if you really think about it.  Why would He reward those that have gone against Him knowing Him face to face. Did He not cast them beneath the earth already into chains?  So, at some point He would just release them to have the joys, which it would be to them, to torture His most precious children, the ones made in His own image?

I have researched about these things in other blog post namely the ones about Hell and Jonah, which you can find in my list of blog post should you be interested to read more about that.  As always, pray before you dig into anything, trust God will guide you and learn to think and question things, instead of using my pastor said or it’s in the Bible and that settles it.  Research this book that has become an idol to so many.  The Bible is a historical document that helps us see what happened in the past and even some of what will happen in the future, but there are flaws, I assure you of that. Seek and you will find, you can even start seeking to prove me wrong or to prove the Bible right, however you choose to do so, seek and you will find truth, but you will never find it if you stay in the little box you are told to stay in.  Christ was considered a rebel, and I will walk in faith and be a rebel just as He was. Your faith and your road are your choice in this matter.  May peace and grace be with you in reading this and in your life, God Bless and I hope that you learn something great from this study.

Matthew 7

Matthew 7 talks about many things, Do Not Judge Others, Asking and seeking after God, True and false prophets, True and false disciples, the wise and the foolish builders, but I had someone ask about the Narrow and Wide gates spoken of in Matthew 7: 13-14. The topic that was being talked about was, is the Bible perfect in every word, or is it filled with translated errors, theology, and indoctrination from centuries of men putting in their thoughts and opinions by way of utilizing different words in the Greek and Hebrew languages as the books came together.

I have not researched this verse for errors before, but before I delve into this, I want to recap on some other issues in the Bible and point out a couple errors to show there are indeed errors. There is no logical way that anything that man has had his hand on in this world, is perfect, only God can create perfection. The Bible that is used mostly today is the KJV (King James Version).

First off, let’s talk a little about King James.

The King James Version

King James I, who commissioned the King James Version translation, was undoubtedly homosexual. It was whispered that “Elizabeth was King: Now James is Queen.”

James I was responsible for reaffirming the Buggery Act of 1533, which criminalized sodomy in the UK. (Sodomy which was deemed a term for homosexuals, after being indoctrinated into the Bible, sometime after Sodom was destroyed, people made it appear as though that was why it was destroyed, but the truth is not so, and you can find the truth by reading in the book of Jasher.)  However, James I had several well-documented homosexual relationships. Although he had eight children with his wife, Anne of Denmark, they eventually decided to live apart. In 1607 he met Robert Carr, then age 17, at a joust, and had an on-going relationship with him for nearly a decade, which ended in a messy breakup. In 1614, he started a relationship with George Villiers, a commoner, eventually making him Duke of Buckingham in 1623. In 1624, James wrote Villiers a letter in which he asked “whether you loved me now…better than at the time I shall never forget at Farham, where the bed’s head could not be found between the master and his dog.”

Do more digging about this if you would like, but the Bible you hold so dear to you and the version of it that’s translation, was approved by a gay man, one that many Christians today would throw hate words towards or send them the phrases you are going to hell or you are an abomination to God. Which is, the main reasons why many people who are gay have a burning hate for Christians and God.

Enoch and Jasher are Scripture

There is one thing that most Christians are clueless about, they simply over look so many things, because that is what they are told to do and they are good followers, that never question anything, I know, I used to be one. One of the things that hinders them is the Bible itself, it is the only book they are willing to read and will deny any errors or contradictions through and through. This poses a problem for them and gives a great deal of control to the devil himself.  If you are unaware of history, history will repeat itself, and that is where many of us that God has raised up to speak come in. The Bible says, as in the days of Noah, but they have no clue what the days of Noah where like, because they refuse to read the books of Enoch and Jasher, two very important books and keys to the scripture that have been separated from the Bible.  Here are some things you should know about Enoch and Jasher, and why you should read them.

If you believe as I do that much of the scriptures (minus the mistranslated and indoctrinated errors) are divinely inspired by God, God seems to be endorsing these two books. As we are told, in the mouth of two or three witnesses you can establish if a thing is true are not. Note, that if you do a comparison with Jasher and Genesis, you will find that Genesis is just a summed up version of Jasher, it has been stripped of a lot of detailed information.

Jasher means (Hebrew) “upright”, true, just account

The name refers to the fact that the record, facts, and history are upright, correct, and thus trustworthy.

It is referenced in:

Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar.

2 Samuel 1:18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

2 Timothy 3:8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth.

Inferred here talking about Jannes and Jambres who opposed Moses.  The only way Paul could have known this is through the book of Jasher.

Enoch was considered scripture and has been in and out of the Bible several times.

  • There are at least a hundred references in the New Testament that find precedence nowhere else in the Bible except the book of Enoch
  • Quoted by Jesus, Peter, and Jude
  • Widely known and read in the 1st Century
  • Viewed as Scripture by early Church Fathers
  • Still in Ethiopian Coptic Bible
  • Found in Dead Sea Scrolls

Enoch 1

  1. The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble [day of Tribulation]; rejecting all the wicked and ungodly. Enoch, a righteous man, who was (1) with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open, and while he saw a holy vision in the heavens. This the angels showed me. 2. From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation which is to succeed at a distant period (also stated as remote [future]), on account of the elect.

These books together tell us more about the fallen angels which is needed for a time like we are living in.  God has preserved these books for us.  To help us learn about the past, so we are better able to combat the efforts of the fallen angels today and in the future.

Fallen Angels

We are told that 1/3 of the angels fell with Lucifer, other than that we don’t know much from the 66 books.  The Bible refers to giants, but most people do not make the connection between the fallen angel children they made with humans, that are called the Nephilim. We do know that the serpent is Lucifer. In Genesis 3:13-15 He deceived Adam and Eve and God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

You just read that as I did, and I have read it many times, but did you really notice that it said that the devil has offspring! The fallen angels came down and chose wives for themselves, they forced them to be with them, and this did not seem to be an agreement with the women.

The angels are also referred to as the sons of God in Genesis, some pastors are taught that they are the sons of Cain and the good ones are the sons of Seth. That is not correct. Cousins don’t produce 17’ to 36’ foot giants.  These were fallen angels come down to take human women.  The Amorites where known to start at about 35’.

If you want to know more watch this lecture by Rob Skiba:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKc-fIXJQ0

Now that I’ve shown you two things that are problematic with this so called perfect book let’s look into the question.  To clarify this, when I say there are errors, that does not mean that every single verse has an error, though it could very well be taken out of context or the meaning could have changed to something different over time and it no longer means what the actual writers meant for it to mean. This would be because of theological changes and indoctrination over the centuries of Lucifer and his clan trying to lead God’s people astray from the truth, which they have done well, but God raised up those that would fight for His cause and seek His truth and not the truth of man.  Even the Bible speaks of those that would rise up in the end.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

My first thoughts on these two sentences are that destruction is the destruction of the life we are given in this place, because our minds are seemingly separated from God.  Even though this may be the case, God sent His Son to save all, not some or just the good ones, all.  If you think about it, if you don’t follow the laws God gave us, like don’t murder for example, it leads to bad things happening.  If you murder, you destroy a life and in turn yours could very well be destroyed too.  God wants us to carry with us the freedom, love, and life He has given us here, and not waste it, He does not want us to destroy ourselves in this life, being mentally apart from Him.

Now let’s take a look at the history of things surrounding these verses.

Calvinism or Arminianism? Why Even the Most Intelligent Fall Into Error. (Even the elect will be deceived.)

Calvinism: God’s power extends over our will (irresistible grace).

Arminianism: Christ died for all. God saves all who come to him. God’s power does not interfere with free will, yet His love extends to all.

Both of these viewpoints are clinging onto a certain truth of scripture and then logically deducing the rest. Calvinism is clinging onto the truth that God is all powerful (irresistible grace). God can orchestrate your salvation by manipulating circumstances to bring your will in line with his. Arminianism is clinging to the truth that Christ died for all and God gave us free will. Neither one is wrong about these starting points, yet due to the assumption that only a few are saved in the end, we find these two theological paradigms diametrically opposed. Jesus did not say a few were saved, but rather that only a few find their way to life (truth) in this age, while many take the road to destruction (the destruction of ourselves here in this world). He essentially said only a few take the road to life in this age, while many take the road to death:

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: “

So many will go through the renewing of their minds to know God, and there will be fewer to have a true understanding of God and are not mentally separated from God.  Yet, Calvin believed many will go to an eternal hell. Therefore, if we start with irresistible grace, and God is just, we find that Christ could only have died for the elect, as God does not save all.

Arminius saw this as a paradox, in that God would condemn someone from creation to go to an eternal hell. So, he started with the doctrine that Christ died for all and it is free will that leads some to eternal damnation.

However, let me ask you something. What if they both started with the assumption that God saves all eventually, either by their choosing Christ through free will (via God bringing them to faith) or by corrective action (via God using Hades to bring them to faith or full understanding)?

Calvin and Arminius Combined with the assumption God saves all humankind: Christ died for all. God is all powerful and can influence anyone to repentance, yet it is by our free will. Some come to faith in this life. Some come to faith through corrective discipline. God is all powerful, so he is wise enough to bend all wills, whether it is through this age or the next.

If one realizes the assumption of eternal torment is in error, the theology of both can become harmonious. Neither Calvin nor Arminius were incorrect in their starting points. Yet, both made some false conclusion when developing their theologies, as they assumed “eternal torment” for the unbeliever.

So, we can see, if we have even one false assumption, we can create large theological rifts within the church.

It could also be seen, that annihilationist as a potential paradigm, where God saves most, yet others suffer eternal punishment. In a sense, it seems to mirror our own worldly justice system of putting people in prison. Yet, God would know how to best bring people to faith, even if it has to be through corrective punishment.

So, there are paradigms that have created this chaos that is Christianity today and those were two examples of that, Catholicism, would be another and several other denominations are spinoffs of the two above, along with Catholicism.  For example, Baptists are a spinoff of Calvinism and Methodist I believe are a spinoff of Catholics.  There should only be one faith, but there are so many that just as they were all construed and created by the mislead elect, they are missing who God truly is and how He is with His creation.

Now to hit on this topic a little deeper. Is it possible for us to be separated from God?  We need to realize just how loving of a God created each of us, and how it is impossible to be separated from God.

The track many Christians used that approached me when I was younger and even today is based on sin and separation from God. My so called sin, or the one they always choose to pick with me, is my being born gay which I’ve learned from my studies, is not a sin at all.  They say that because of the way I was born and because I’m unable to be with a man, that I’m living in sin and that I will go to hell if I don’t stop living my life, in this way.  They told me that this sin separated me from God and until I chose to rid myself of it, and say the sinner’s prayer, I would be bound for hell fire and damnation. Which denies the finished work of Christ.

The idea that is tossed at people, is that there is a great gulf between God and sinful humanity, and Jesus fills that gulf, as long as you repent of your sins and say the sinner’s prayer. We have all seen the picture of two cliffs with humanity on side and God on the other, with the cross/Christ laid between the two. We are God’s creation, so how can we be separated from God?  As I just said, this idea of separation, denies the finished work of Jesus Christ. I won’t deny that sin has consequences, but how can anything be more powerful than God, our mistakes aren’t powerful enough to rip us out of God’s hands. This is why I believe that all of humanity, those knowing God now and those who will not know Him until after death, will be reconciled to Him. Those who do not know Him, will be sent through a refiners fire, which is not a literal fire, but one in which we do not understand that is in essence the glory and power of God. They will be there for Aionos, which means for a time.

If man were separated from God, that would make man a God which is pagan and called dualism. This separation from God is not Christian, its pagan Greek philosophy. This idea of separation from God, comes from Isaiah 59:2 which states, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” Our sins have cause us to be unable to see God, but this does not mean that God we are separated from Him.  I agree God hates sin, that’s what put Jesus on the cross, but that doesn’t mean we are separated from our creator. The people became blind because of sin which is true, and there was no peace to be found. So in verses 59:15-16 God took action for His people.

Isaiah 59:15-16
Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.  The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.

We need to throw out this Greek philosophy of dualism, it’s not biblical, and again, it’s pagan.

Colossians 1:16-17
16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Notice it says all things four times, if you need any more reassurance, I don’t know what to tell you. Paul was talking to pagans in Acts 17 when he said this, not Christians.

Acts 17: 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’

So, this doesn’t apply only to those who believe, because Christ holds all things together, and we deny His power, grace, and mercy when we say otherwise. The only true separation that the Bible talks about is in our minds, it’s us that believes we are separate from God, when in truth we are never separate from God.

Colossians 1: 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation,

You cannot be separated from God, it is truly impossible. So in Matthew 7 when it talks about destruction, it’s basically the mental alienation from God that people choose, it’s not because of sin per say though He does warn us of sin many times and there are consequences when we sin. We need to have self-control and not be swayed by those that would lead us away from the truth of God.

Christ did what He did on that cross for all of humanity, He is the last Adam. Your belief does not seal the deal with Christ, Christ sealed the deal for all of us already by His actions on this earth and giving His life for His people. God said that Jesus’s life and death would not be in vain. Thus, all would be saved, the moment that He said, “It is finished.”  It’s about Him, not about us, Rom. 5:8 “even as we were still sinners, Christ still died for us.”  Read these verses:

Romans 5: 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5: 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Do you not see in that statement that Christ saved us all, He rescued a fallen humanity and made us all a new creation in Himself?  Christ died for the ungodly, see.  While we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, it said WHILE, not after we said a prayer or once we stopped sinning completely, while we were God’s enemies. That is the gospel, that is what Christians miss, it’s not just for those who believe a certain way, or those who do their best to be right on the narrow path, it’s for all.  There is no hell fire and damnation, if this does exist it’s not for God’s people, it was created for the devil and his angels like it states in Matthew 25:41.

Your unbelief does not change what Christ accomplished for all humanity on that cross, and your belief does not seal the deal, you are not more powerful than God to be able to complete this on your own, Christ and Christ alone sealed the deal.

Yes, this world would be a better place and our lives would be better if we were to all follow along that narrow path, but that path is the path that Christ walked and tried to show us and it leads to life here and in the next life when we get new physical bodies. The problem is that we are not perfect, we are temped in many ways, and we still fail.  We who know God, and have a heart for God strive to do the best we can and strive to learn to love God and people, but we will fail and every time we do, that beautiful strong hand of Christ will be right there to help us back up if we want it. He is waiting for us, life would be more fulfilling if we all saw the truth, but not all do and religion causes division among the people. For us to truly see God, we have to cast religion away and just get to know our Creator.

Where sin increases, Grace increases even more. The truth does set you free, once you know and learn what it is that is true.  Instead of living your life stressed and walking on eggshells form messing up, you can live your life knowing that when you make a mistake, you are already forgiven. One of our greatest issues is that we don’t forgive ourselves, we carry a burden that Christ Himself said, and if you would believe that you would not have to carry. It’s already there present and waiting for every single one of us, but not all will find and know that freedom. Many will live on the dark side or without the truth of God and they will carry their own weight because they don’t know they are already saved in Christ.

Psalm 139
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

Colossians 3
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Hebrews 13: 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Romans 8: 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This union with God is inseparable, and this is the Gospel and the truth about Grace.

The Christian “Religion”

Instead of posting research today I wanted to post about something that has affected me, Religion. Over the years, I have become very anti-religion, the more I research and listen to the Holy Spirit the more I boldly see that Christianity has become religion. God never intended for this, He wanted a relationship with His people, His creation, and the ones He loves so dearly, humans. Man has cultivated numerous religions. Some because they follow after the devil completely trying to deceive God’s people, to control people, and others because they desire power and riches.

There are some verses that mean so much to so many people that refer to themselves as Christians, but they don’t see the truth of what the Religious Christianity has brought their way.

John 8:31-36 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave to sin. 35 “The slave does not remain in the house forever, the son does remain forever.” So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

First off notice He didn’t say sins, He said SIN.

When I was younger before I started doing my own studying and researching, I was just going to church and listening to the Pastor preach, I soaked in every word and took to heart all those things written in the Bible as if they were the perfect word of God, flawless and true. I remember being so stress out all the time, because I was always trying to keep myself on that narrow road that the Pastor spoke of in Church. I tore my life apart and tried to become someone I am not, and it slowly destroyed me. I did not feel free at all, I felt burdened more than I ever had in my life. It wasn’t until I started researching and seeking after God on my own that I started to feel that freedom Jesus spoke about. Today I can say that I don’t sit in worry that I’m going to falter constantly. Today I know what Grace is and what Jesus meant by being free. Today, when I fall, I get backup and with the hand of God assisting me as I rise back to do the things He has for me to do in this life.

It is religion that is the sin that Jesus spoke of so much, the Pharisees that lead the religion that Jesus spoke against, and loving God and your Neighbor that He spoke of so highly. Religion has been the cause of more death in this world than anything. Religion causes more confusion and strife than anything in this world. If you truly seek to know God, religion is not even a part of what you have, what you have is simply a relationship with your Creator. Now I know a lot of Christians will say this and then tell you about all the things you do wrong in their eyes, but they do not see through the eyes of God. They see through their own eyes and the eyes of religion, the eyes that have been molded from a belief found in a small book they believe is flawless. What most of them don’t do is research the past and the languages of the past, the history of the past, the old writings, or even the books that have been removed from their Bible that are referenced in the current version whatever that may be, of the Bible. They are missing the message that was meant to be relayed through God’s heart, Christ eyes as He hung on the cross, and the Holy Spirits Words that She speaks even today.

Jesus told His disciples that He had to go away so that The Holy Spirit could come, She is our teacher. She is spoken of many times in the text of the Bible and other text as well. Each time She is spoken of, the terms used are either feminine or a term that doesn’t specify masculine or feminine, but she is never spoken of as a male. She is also, always referred to as Wisdom, Truth, and the Comforter.

The problem is that Christians worship the Bible and the Cross and they miss the truth that is waiting for them to listen. They mold beliefs out of a book that has been translated into hundreds of languages and been translated within those languages hundreds of times. There has been so much theology tossed into the translations, and if people would research, they would see this, but they would also be able to see the truth around it by studying more than just the little box of a book that we are told not to go outside of the boarders of, and the reason they don’t want us to think outside the box, is because they (those in power) will not be able to control us the way they want if we do. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, seek and you shall find, none of the verses that tell us to seek after God tell us in this little book or these little books, He says SEEK and you shall find.

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, and many others didn’t have a “Bible” they wrote about history so that others could learn the truth, but they did not have a Bible, I wonder how they made it! They listened to God, they didn’t follow religion, they didn’t set a bunch of rules that were impossible to follow and that kept people chained and stressed. The laws established by God and God alone were good and they radiate love for God and love for people. I know there are some good Christian people out there today, those that truly love God and love people, but even some of them are not free because they follow the institution that man has created called Christianity.

My journey in this place is not just for me, but for others also, and I hope and pray that God’s purpose in my life will set others free from the chains of religion (sin) in this place. No one who says God and hates in the same sentence knows who God truly is, because He is the very definition of love. If this does nothing else, I hope it makes you think, pray, and listen, because in doing so in time it will do so much more. May the chains be broken in each of your lives today and you truly be set free.

Yhwh bless you.

Gnosticism, Sex, Marriage, Lust, Adultery, Homosexuality

The more I read and learn, the more I see so much error in the way we are taught in churches today. What is termed Christianity today is loaded with, for one, Gnostic beliefs and not even biblical teachings. If you look at the stories in the Bible there are stories of love between two men, two women, men with many wives, men sleeping with their wives handmaids, men sleeping with concubines, and even their slaves were fair game. There is technically, what is thought in the creation story to give us a standard for marriage, which actually has no statute of marriage biblically speaking that is highly proclaimed by the conservatives of today. Adam was androgynous when God created him, which in turn means that God may be also, as well as, the angels. We know they were sexed by some means, because they came down and mated with human women. Of course this is spoken very little of in Genesis, as Genesis is just a summed up version of Jasher, and there is one small snip it of Enoch in Genesis. Both of these books should be read by any who would read the Bible, along with several other books, but are shunned by most all modern day Christians. These books are historical documents and the best way for us to determine what God’s character is like, along with the history of this world, is by reading these documents.

“Marriage does not unite one man and one woman in one flesh for the purpose of procreation and sexual enjoyment. Instead, marriage unties free Israelite men with as many women and slaves as they can reasonably support.” – Unprotected Text by Jennifer Knust

When you get to the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy, you will discover that there are some listings of the way the free men were supposed to treat the women, be it slaves or other property, seeing as they saw women as property in those days. The only problem is they are not consistent. Even the writings of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are inconsistent and contradictory. So all in all there is no explanation of marriage other than property and estate clauses for those that traded according to the bridal account for women when they married them. It’s basically a legal agreement or contract and not a spiritual one.

“(Matt. 12:48-50 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.) From Jesus’s perspective, the family is made up of fellow believers, not kin with formal ties outsiders might recognize.

(Matt. 3:9-10 And think not to say within yourselves, we have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth forth not good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. ) and therefore all people must “bear fruit worthy of repentance”

(Matt. 3:8 Bring therefore fruits meet for repentence🙂 He makes a similar point later on in His ministry: When a disciple promises to follow Jesus after first burying his father, Jesus responds, “Follow me, and let the dead bury the dead”

(Matt. 8:22) Jesus devalues literal family ties to the extent that He would rather His followers ignore the death of a parent than miss the chance to follow Him.” – Unprotected Text by Jennifer Knust

The bond that we have with our blood relatives, is not the bond that Jesus found to be important, it was the bond with those that followed Him alone, that He found to be of the utmost importance.

The “marriage laws” of those days. There are laws about Hebrew slaves, if they are bought or brought into slavery with a wife, she is to go with him and when the seven years is up for them, they will go free together, but if the slave marries while already enslaved by his master, his wife and children remain the masters property and when the seven years is up, the slave man goes free but his family is left behind to the master at that point the slave can choose to stay a slave for life to remain with his family. That doesn’t technically speak of marriage as we see it today, this would be considered ripping a family apart or committing to a life of slavery. Then again in Deuteronomy, the women are to be freed just as the men (Deut. 15:12). Nothing seems to be consistent with these different laws or rights and things have changed over time. My thoughts on this is that most of the laws were written by men, but Jesus lumped all the true laws of God up into two when He walked the earth. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.

Even though the Exodus and Deuteronomy laws were a set standard, it doesn’t mean they were followed, just like laws now days. These laws were many, and as I stated before they were not consistent. One instance that will show that these laws weren’t possibly always kept, like the happening between David and Bathsheba. Bathsheba became David’s wife only after he stole his neighbor’s wife and got her pregnant, yet David and Bathsheba were not accused by Nathan of violating the covenant commandments. It’s possible this is because the laws only applied to Israelites, and Uriah was a Hittite so technically they didn’t break any laws. In our eyes today this might seem like an injustice, but that is how thing were back then.

If you read the Song of Songs, the poetry is in and of itself erotic, and not in some form of eroticism within marriage. The Songs of Songs was written in a way that you have to learn how they used different terms in those days. They are not how we use them today, for example one of the phrases they used was to uncover a man’s feet, when in that time mean to sleep with him. They were descriptive by using words they had in their vocabulary to compare someone or something to what things they had seen around them. The story of Ruth tells of Naomi and Ruth’s love for one another. The same Hebrew word that is used in Genesis 2:24 to describe how Adam felt about Eve (and how spouses are supposed to feel toward each other) is used in Ruth 1:14 to describe how Ruth felt about Naomi.

dâbaq, daw-bak’; a primitive root; properly, to impinge, i.e. cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit:—abide fast, cleave (fast together), follow close (hard after), be joined (together), keep (fast), overtake, pursue hard, stick, take.

Her feelings are celebrated, not condemned. Naomi took care of Ruth as well and they stayed together. The story of 1 and 2 Samuel tells of King David and his love for Johnathan that, At Jonathan’s funeral, David declares that “he loved Jonathan more than any woman.”

When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.” (1 Samuel 18:1-4)

This is just a couple of several Bible passages that describe and celebrate an intense love between these two men that went well beyond friendship. King David seen as a hero by most modern Christians, was technically a bisexual (which most Christians would see as an abomination, I do not), adulterous, murderer, and a thief.

Must of what you read of Paul’s writings are against women, free men being in control of women, children, and slaves. Basically, that it’s a man’s world and all should abide by anything that he says. He also said it was better not to marry and to remain a virgin, when God told us to be fruitful and multiply to begin with, that makes his writings to be contradictory to what God ordained in the beginning. That’s not how things started out. He even put himself above all others in 1 Cor. 7:7 in his arrogance, he stated that he wished all others could be as himself. He recommended celibacy for the strong and marriage for the weak.

(This chart is taken from Unprotected Text by Jennifer Knust and is a summarization of what the different book stated about Desire, Sexual Intercourse, and Marriage.)

Author Advice about Desire Advice about Sexual Intercourse Advice about Marriage 
Paul Should be controlled as much as possible. Out-of-control desire is a principal sign of abandonment by God. Avoid it if possible but, if married, have sex regularly so as to avoid temptation. If one is a man, one should not submit to sexual penetration. IF one is a women, one must submit to sexual penetration. Avoid it unless desire is unmanageable. It is intended for the weak in faith. Those ineligible for married life are not considered and thus slaves are largely excluded from Paul’s moral program.
Colossians & Ephesians Should be controlled and managed within a hierarchical household. No specific advice is given regarding the frequency and purpose of sexual intercourse. Free men should love their wives, keeping them under control. Wives, children, and slaves should obey the male head of household.
The Pastor Desire is extremely dangerous, especially for women and young men. Women must procreate if they are to be saved by God. Widows must remarry so as to avoid sexual temptation. Husbands should display their own sexual self-mastery by strictly mastering their subordinates. Male church leaders should marry only once. Virgin “widows” must marry- celibacy is impermissible for them. Those ineligible for married life cannot be leaders in the churches.

 

A good book to read is Unprotected Text, which is where I have taken a few quotes from and the chart above. It will bring more light to how things were around Paul’s time and even more insight to what marriage is and is not. So many things that we have been taught to be certain doctrine, and that the Bible itself is infallible are lies conjured up by men and the translation changed and indoctrinated because of false religious beliefs and theology. Even the Bible calls out certain books, that we are told not to forget, but that the mass majority of Christians of today, refuse to read.

If you believe as I do that the scriptures are divinely inspired by God, God seems to be endorsing these too books. As we are told, in the mouth of two or three witnesses you can establish if a thing is true are not.

Jasher means (Hebrew) “upright”, true, just account

The name refers to the fact that the record, facts, and history are upright, correct, and thus trustworthy.

It is referenced in:

Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself onb its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar.

2 Samuel 1:18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

2 Timothy 3:8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth.

Inferred here talking about Jannes and Jambres who opposed Moses. The only way Paul could have known this is through the book of Jasher.

Enoch was considered scripture and has been in and out of the Bible several times.

  • There are at least a hundred references in the New Testament that find precedence nowhere else in the Bible except the book of Enoch
  • Quoted by Jesus, Peter, and Jude
  • Widely known and read in the 1st Century
  • Viewed as Scripture by early Church Fathers
  • Still in Ethiopian Coptic Bible
  • Found in Dead Sea Scrolls

I have written other blogs about this if you want a deeper dig into those books.

To bring this discussion into and around marriage and see how we got our current indoctrinated point of view on sex, homosexuality, adultery, idolatry, and a few other things, we are going to discuss St. Augustine. St. Augustine of Hippo (Aurelius Augustinus) was a philosopher from A.D. 354 – 430 and was an Algerian-Roman, his philosophy infused Christianity with Gnosticism and Neoplatonism. He is famous for being an inimitable Catholic theologian and for his agnostic contributions to Western philosophy. When Augustine was young he was one to go about in sexual relationships with men and women and he was not shamed to speak of it, but when he got older he reflected on his youth and began to teach that sex is wrong. Manicheans criticized the scriptures, mainly the Old Testament and held chastity and self-denial in honor.

Augustine was “a lively, sensual, hot-tempered person, entirely taken up with his worldly concerns, and unfriendly to Christianity until the close of his life, he became a catechumen (a Christian convert under instruction before baptism) shortly before Augustine reached his sixteenth year (369-370). To his mother Monnica (so the manuscripts write her name, not Monica; b. 331, d. 387) Augustine later believed that he owed what lie became. But though she was evidently an honorable, loving, self-sacrificing, and able woman, she was not always the ideal of a Christian mother that tradition has made her appear. Her religion in earlier life has traces of formality and worldliness about it; her ambition for her son seems at first to have had little moral earnestness and she regretted his Manicheanism more than she did his early sensuality. It seems to have been through Ambrose and Augustine that she attained the mature personal piety with which she left the world. Of Augustine as a boy his parents were intensely proud. He received his first education at Thagaste, learning, to read and write, as well as the rudiments of Greek and Latin literature, from teachers who followed the old traditional pagan methods. He seems to have had no systematic instruction in the Christian faith at this period, and though enrolled among the catechumens, apparently was near baptism only when an illness and his own boyish desire made it temporarily probable.” (You can learn more about St. Augustine here: http://www.iep.utm.edu/augustin/ )

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lasciviousness is not about sex or lust. Many people think that this means that they were overwhelmingly sexual or lustful or full of desire. This phrase is about doctrine that leads to a certain mentality. Lasciviousness really means, our own selfish desires, our own selfish way about things. Hebrews Strong’s says, unbridled lust (not necessarily sex), licentiousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, and insolence. Being that he taught this theology in this Paradigm, he is the one who started the church towards anti-sex theology.

Romans 6:1-4 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Paul was dealing with Manikin Gnostic theology. The idea of the demiurge creating the physical realm and trapping the spirit light in these bodies. The Manikin Gnostics along with St Augustine believed that if you sinned the spirit light left your body. St. Augustine practiced and studied this for nine years before he became a Christian. You releasing the spirit light was seen as good, because you do your sin, you know it’s wrong, but you do it anyway because releasing the spirit light from your body is considered a righteous deed. This all ties into the Marcion Heresy that teaches that the god of the Old Testament is the demiurge. Basically, it was believed that this evil physical god (demiurge) trapped (Christ) the spirit light into your body and you had to let him out. Tertullian wrote against this belief. They went about this in two ways, you could commit evil acts and your spirit light is released, or you avoid doing evil period. These two ways of living were complete opposites based from the same theology.

St. Augustine’s own history reflects that he is a heretic. He had his own concubine that he was with but not married to yet he taught that all sex is sinful. He thought that God put up with people getting married for procreation. He felt guilty for being with the concubine and so he found a girl and married her but ended up divorcing her and went back to his concubine. He could have simply married his concubine and dealt with his natural sexual desires instead of fighting against what God naturally gave him as a desire. He even admitted having sexual relationships with men in his younger years, and possibly even as a Christian. So he taught about sex in general being bad, but all the while, he was doing the very things that he counted as sin. In doing so, he made something that is not a sin to be a sin in the eyes of others, and in turn causing the denial of such natural desires that were given by God to actually be sin because it is a rejection of a gift of God.

Something to note is that St. Augustine is considered number two in the church among Catholics and Protestants, that right there should tell you, that there is problem and a need to seek after God through guidance from the Holy Spirit and NOT the standardized church. I know some people fear that they are not smart enough to research and learn, but I’m no genius and have never claimed to be such. My drive to seek God was given by God, He gave me the ability to do the things I do, and I hated reading until I got a desire to know Him and to know I was not going to hell like I had been told so many times by others that follow the standard church. He gave me faith and has made that faith grow more and more over the years. It’s not a matter of smarts, but a matter of love for Elohim. The more you seek, the more the Spirit will reveal to you and you will find others that are likeminded to learn and grow with you, even if they are miles away. The world has many distractions like music and TV, things that are constant noise to drown out that still small voice. You have to have silent time with the Holy Spirit or you will never hear Her voice. I still enjoy these things, but I make sure to make a silent time to listen.

Now back to St. Augustine. St. Augustine’s theology was based off of Gnosticism and the things he taught about sex were lies as well as him being hypocritical while teaching them, right along with teaching things that weren’t biblical and stemmed from his past beliefs in Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, and pagan beliefs. St. Augustine was part of the Latin School of Theology and all the other schools of theology where shunned and shutdown which is why we do not hear about them, Rome was in charge and they forced the belief of the Latin School on all people (there is proof of this in the time of the reformation when Rome came against all Christians and killed so many of them).

It seemed that the concoction of Pagan, Gnostic, and Neoplatonism that Augustine carried with him was just melded into Christianity and has become a religion instead of the Spiritual based faith, the truth of our world and our Creator which is not religion, man created religion. So this is what Paul was referring to at that time, he was preaching against the Gnostic beliefs, they sinned intentionally because they thought that it released the spirit light from their body. This is why he wrote, “shall we continue in sin that grace may abound,” he was preaching against the Gnostics. These are the men that crept in unawares in Jude. This is why sex is seen as a bad thing now days in more ways than not, sex out of marriage is a huge deal today, sex between two women, or two men, it all stems from the Gnostic belief. We also get our theology on Hell, infant baptisms, the thought of women being evil, sexual desire being evil, erections being sinful, and many other things from St. Augustine which are also incorrect, he was one of the many that Jude 1:4 was warning us about. He believed that sin was transferred by seamen and if you were born, you would go to hell if you died a baby before being baptized. Seems like he missed everything that Christ was about.

Here is a document about Eternal Punishment in Augustine’s The City of God: “In many ways, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was the most influential post-Pauline theologian in Christendom…. Any disagreement with his writings is tantamount to heresy, and this applies equally to Catholic and Protestant traditions… Many major themes of Christian thought can be traced to Augustine. These include the Just War theory, the Trinity, and Original Sin. Augustine had a profound influence on the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment.” You can read more of this at: https://soundandsilence.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/eternal-punishment-in-augustine%E2%80%99s-the-city-of-god/

To learn even more about St. Augustine’s beliefs, you can watch this youtube video:  St. Augustine’s Philosophy and Theology

The reason Augustine taught eternal torment, is because he believed the physical was evil and it had to be tortured according to Gnostic theology. He basically tried to interpret the Bible through Gnostic eye glasses so to speak. The teachings stuck from the fourth century because Rome was in power and Rome promoted him and enforced this doctrine on the world, but this has been the age of darkness, the keys to the scripture had been hidden for so long, and now God has allowed the keys to the scriptures, back into the hands of His children. The only place that Rome had no power over was Ethiopia, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the only place that still has the book of Enoch in its canon. Rome did try to go and enforce the canon without Enoch on the Ethiopian Church, which did not work, as well as worshiping on Sunday, but they knew it was wrong, so they apparently did it for short time and then went back to worshiping on Saturday. Rome had wiped the book of Enoch out of every other church canon. The main promoter of the removal of the book of Enoch was St. Augustine, he thought the book was evil. His doctrine was completely satanic, his doctrine came from Manichean Gnosticism, which was preached against by John, Paul, and Jude, and remember Jude told us to remember the book of Enoch. Enoch was forgotten beyond the Ethiopian Church, and still today most Christians refuse to read the book of Enoch, even though it has now been release back into their possession.

1 Timothy 4:1-5 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Note that here marriage was already a strong belief in the church, but in reading all the Old Testament text, you rarely if ever see one man and one woman in a relationship. Yet, this is another warning, that in the later times, people would forbid to marry as the Catholics require their priests to do(1120 A.D.) and they saw sex as sinful but if they were married they could have sex. The main group that does this is the Western Catholic Church, Rome. When they did this in 1120 A.D, all the priest that were married had to have their marriages annulled, so they ripped apart families. The Latin school of theology taught that it was sinful to have sex, so priest couldn’t have sex or be married in order to be holy. They took so many things that God meant for good and made them appear to be evil. Again, from 1 Timothy 4:3 they took these things that God created for good and forbid them or abstain from them. Note that Jerome went right along with St. Augustine.

Just to point out, hyper Calvinism is the same as Manichean Gnosticism. They think they can sin all they want, they think all they have to do is have faith. Basically, they can sin all week and go to church on Sunday and get right with God. Another thing to point out within all this is that these men (Pharisees) that try to keep themselves from having any desire for sex or women and can’t do so, so they have an inward hate for women. They can’t be freed from women, because of the drive that God gave us, they even said things like the woman is the root of all evil and numerous other things. The woman and Adam ate of the tree.

And do you not know that you are (each) an Eve? The sentence of God on this sex of yours lives in this age: the guilt must, of necessity live too. You are the devil’s gateway: you are the unsealer of that (forbidden) tree: you are the first deserter of the divine law: you are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack. You destroyed so easily God’s image, man.     –Tertullian.

Here is a really great study by a brother in Christ pertaining to the same things we are talking about here, that might give you even more insight on how they perceived women and how the devil worked that in, over time. http://www.godrules.net/articles/earlychurch-on-sex.htm

St. Augustine, just like Tertullian looks at woman and sex as evil, but those are lies that the devil swayed them to believe to make the beauty of sexuality that God gave us as a gift, to seem like something awful.

It’s true that many people in the Christian religion believe that lust is bad, and they use Matt. 5:27-28, but there is good and bad terms for lust. Check this out.

What is “lusting”? Most of you have this definition coming to mind “any sexual thought for the opposite sex”. And yes, I used to have the same definition, until, again, I actually studied scripture and Greek to decipher what the term actually meant.

The term means to “covet” or “desire with intent to steal” plain and simple. This Greek word (1937) has no “sexual” connotation to it, as the very same word is used as “desire” in other passages, such as “desire the Office of Bishop…desireth a good work” – 1 Timothy 3:1. Now, do you remember which of the Ten Commandments mentions this type of desire or coveting? Yes, it is the 10th commandment. So, Jesus was quoting the “thou shalt not covet .. thy neighbor’s wife”. Why haven’t you ever heard that before? Doesn’t that make a lot of sense, seeing God is the same, yesterday, today and forever? So, quite literally, Jesus first stated the 7th commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery”, then he explained the theology behind the 7th commandment with the 10th commandment, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife“. He was showing how the people of the day were not looking at the intent behind the 7th commandment.

Here is further proof that Jesus was quoting the 10th of the 10 Commandments:

LXX- Greek Septuagint “γυναικα 1135 του 3588 πλησιον 4139 σου 4675 ουκ 3756 επιθυμησεις 1937 5692” – Exodus 20:17

 

Greek Textus Receptus “γυναικα 1135 προς 4314 το 3588 επιθυμησαι 1937 5658” – Matthew 5:28

Note the same key terms for “woman” and “lust” are present within both passages, showing Christ was paraphrasing the 10th Commandment. The IVP Bible Background Commentary explains:

“The Greek word here is the same as in the opening line of the tenth commandment in the Septuagint (the Greek version of the Old Testament): ‘You shall not desire your neighbor’s wife’ (Exodus 20:17)” – The IVP Bible Background Commentay: New Testament, Matthew 5:27-30

How do we know that the common viewpoint on Matthew 5:27-28 is irreparably in error? Well, if the Greek term “gunh” meant “any woman” and we take the Greek meaning of the term “lust” (which means any desire in general), we discover the passage to be saying literally, “whosoever looks at a woman and desires her has committed adultery in her heart”. Which means you literally cannot desire any woman in general and would have to conclude that all men have sinned being in any relationship with a woman, even if they had the most innocent of “desires”. So, revisiting Jesus’ statement, we see that woman is “wife”, lust is “covet” and adultery is “unlawful intercourse with another man’s wife”. –Godrules.net

So looking back at this passage that they cling to, to make sex and lust bad you can now see that it really means this:

Matthew 5:27-28 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery (unlawful intercourse w/ another man’s wife): But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh (sets mind upon) on a woman (wife) to lust (desire or covet) after her hath committed adultery (unlawful intercourse w/ another man’s wife) with her already in his heart.

Another thing to point out as well since we are talking about lust, is adultery. Here is another bit that will help you understand that a little better.

The “gist” of the term adultery, if you research the Greek and Hebrew it has to do with a “contractual agreement” between you and your wife (wives) or between you and God. This is why adultery can also refer to idolatry (same also with the term “fornication”), as idolatry is a form of cheating on God, by worshipping a false god. So, even though adultery’s original definition takes into consideration polygamy, in the case where you commit yourself only to one woman, you make a contractual agreement with her. So, this means, going out and cheating is equivalent to adultery, even though, technically, it does not fall directly under the definition of adultery. It is the Spirit of the Law, as you can see and the point is, you made a contract with your wife and you are to abide in the contract. –Godrules.net

You can read more on this as well as the above statements about lust, here: http://www.godrules.net/articles/mat5.htm

God made us to have desire for another, be it man or woman that is part of being human.  So amidst all the religion that has come about because of man, this is one thing that has apparently had a lot of influence on it.  I’ll remind you religion is the beguilement of God’s people, none of it is for the good of human kind, it is varying and continuously causes division amongst people, self-mutilation, self-denial of things God meant for good, and there are many other aspects of it. Though there may be churches that support the homeless or do other things for a good cause, if they are religious and not spiritually focus, they are likely one that causes division, and one thing that shows the lack of Christ within, is a place that causes division among people.  Christ ate with sinners, which no one on this earth can say they are not a sinner, we all need our Creator to sustain us and even more so to save us from our own sins, and the fallen angels and the evil they have developed since they made the decision to war against God Himself.

Augustine argued as I stated above, that physical erections are a physical expression of the sin of lust. It’s a natural thing and I’m sure you have noticed that the priests and preachers that deny themselves to fulfill their natural desire end up committing even worse acts because their desire becomes so overwhelming for them, that they end up doing something that actually is bad. Augustine felt that he was a slave to his sexual impulses, because they are natural impulses and he kept denying himself, so he ended up going back and doing what he was teaching was wrong, because it was natural. His concubine even had his son, and he admitted to his sexual happenings throughout his life. He made sex and women his enemy. He felt that this is why the world was corrupt, which he got from Genesis, the statement about being against nature which was all because of the fallen angels coming down and mating with humans. When you read against nature in the story of Sodom, it is stated that way because they were trying to rape angels, it has nothing to do with the fact that they were men, because they were not men, they were angels. You can confirm this if you will read the book of Jasher chapters 18 and 19, and the Bible actually tells you that the book of Jasher is a good book in multiple places as I stated above. It explains the kind of people that were in Sodom. These people might have been bisexual or heterosexual, but they were not homosexuals because it states that they were married. Those people just committed evil acts towards one another and terrible things to those that entered the cities as foreigners. The book of Naphtali also talks about angels and humans. To find anything close to the truth, you have to venture outside of the Biblical canon of today, you have to look in the Greek and Hebrew, and in history in general. The biggest and most important thing is you have to make time to listen to the Spirit, She is wisdom and She will teach you the truth if you will allow Her to do so.

The base points of this study are that there are so many different things that have been construed because of religion.  We have to really dig and make sense of this in the view of God and not the view of man.  We have to see marriage for what it is, it is a legal contract, not one man and one woman.  Sex is not bad, sex outside of the marriage contract is not bad, stealing another person’s husband or wife is bad, and lust is not bad unless it is a lust for another person’s husband or wife with intent to steal.  Adultery is the breaking of the agreement with your wife by going outside the contract basically or even with God by worshiping false gods. God gave us so many things in this life that are meant for good and Lucifer and his followers want to destroy those gifts and us or to make it hard on us in any way they can, because they can’t hurt God physically. God loves His creation so much, that creation being us and the heavenly being as well, the fallen ones want to hurt us in place of seeking to hurt God.

I talked to a friend this past weekend about God and some of the ways we see His character and how difficult it is basically through the fog of what we are given and taught to really see who He is, but our need more than anything is to desire that relationship with our Creator and the Spirit of that Creator, so that we can learn more from the source instead of always just listening and following along like sheep lead astray by wolves. The fact is we do sin, but some of what religion has made out to be sin, is not sin until we follow along with it, because it is denial of God’s gifts, the parable of the talents teaches us this (Matt. 25:14-30). God says again and again in Revelation that we must be overcomers, and we really need to see spiritually as well as physically what He meant by that, we have to overcome the lies of this world, and seek after the truth, God’s truth and not man’s false truth.

So to sum this up, you see that they made women and lust out to be evil, and sex to be bad and of the devil basically. They forced out all the schools of theology but the Latin school of theology. Even after the protestant reformation, they still carried on Augustine’s theology. Augustine is the central reason we have eternal torment in hell, that sex before or outside of marriage is bad, and that any form of desire is bad.  A few of the ways you can learn all this and find the proof of it is by taking an old Strong’s Concordance and a new one and you will see many of the terms have changed meanings (An example would a word like fornication, it meant idolatry and adultery, it did not mean sex before marriage, and orgies meant sacred rites worship (Idolatry) where today it would mean a sex party.), you can look back in the Greek and Hebrew and find many things skewed, and just taking a look at the history of the times and seeing what was going on around these people when they wrote these books will help you see the light in the matter.  Note that the Hebrew Masoretic text is not as accurate as the Greek, it does not match up with the Dead Sea Scrolls, but the Greek does, and the Hebrew Masoretic text is what our Bibles today are based off of. If you have read all the way to this point, something in you is telling you to dig and seek God through the Holy Spirit. So be an overcomer and overcome the lies of religion.

One other thing that I want to reiterate that I’ve covered in my other blogs is Romans 1.

Romans 1:22-25 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

People assume that it is automatically talking about homosexuals here, but we don’t all worship falsely, there are many of us that worship God, we love God. What this is talking about is someone who worships creation and does unclean acts at the same time, so they are basically committing an idolatrous act right along with an adulterous act. This kind of goes back to Genesis where the whole earth is corrupt and then also the book of Enoch where the fallen angels came down, and mated with animals as well as humans.

Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

These people are using sex to worship fallen angels (false gods), it’s idolatry, that is why it is stated that they are working that which is unseemly, this was done in Leviticus 18:21-22 as well, they were having sex in worship to Moloch. The men and women stated in these verses are temple prostitutes or the people in general having sex be it heterosexual sex or homosexual sex, to a false god. So if one human being has sex with another human being, it is not against nature, but if a human has sex with an animal or angel that is against nature. Again, you can read in the books of Enoch, Jasher, and Naphtali about things being against nature. That’s why God said in Genesis 1:24-25 about each beast that he created being with its own kind and God saw that as good. It’s not bad when we are with our own kind, what is seen as bad by God is when we mix with other kinds that are not our own. People try to make it seem liken gays are bad, because of their point of view they have been taught by the corrupt translations that gay is sinful in their eyes just like sex before marriage, they don’t even try to see what is really stated here. If we look at the animals of the world today, you will find many of them that will have sex between two females or two males, but they will not go outside their kind.

And lastly I leave you with this…

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

Homosexuality Is It A Sin?

Proverbs 18:13

“He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame unto him.”

Did you know?

* Of 32,000 verses in the Bible, only five directly mention homosexuality.
* The Qur’an only directly mentions homosexuality once.
* Leviticus, the book of the Bible which supposedly stipulates death for homosexuality, if you look at it closely, you will see it has to do with worship of false gods and idolatry.
* The Biblical Jesus does not condemn homosexuality.
* The destruction of the Biblical city of Sodom was due to their mistreatment of strangers, the poor, and each other in some instances.
* The Bible never condemns same sex marriage.
* The Biblical David and Jonathan had a formal same-sex union.
* ‘Traditional marriage’ in the Bible includes polygamy.
* No known sacred text forbids same sex marriage.
* Very few sacred texts even mention homosexuality.
* Hindu and other far eastern sacred texts do not condemn homosexuality.
* Homosexuality is not unnatural; it is practiced by hundreds of species of animals.

The Bible

There are about half a dozen direct references to what we today term homosexuality in the Tanach and NT, and a few others which are relevant but not direct. Two of the most negative passages are found in the book of Leviticus, alongside a mass of ancient Jewish food and incest taboos, purification rituals and medical protocols. In the New Testament, there are several instances in the Epistles where Paul belittles homosexuality. At no point in the Gospel does Jesus condemn homosexuality.

Another point to note is that there was no word for homosexuality, in the sense that we now use the term, in ancient Hebrew or Greek. The text of the Tanach and NT periphrasis these scriptures to try to describe what they are trying to get across to us.

Romans 1:26-27 states, 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

If you notice through this text, it is focused much on the topic of idolatry with much of it pointing towards temple harlotry, not homosexuality (idolatry and sex acts, not orientation). This is spiritual harlotry just as much as physical, as they are doing these things in worship to false gods. This is also the only place in scripture that could possibly state anything against two women. With that, we need to understand that there is more than just one action that is said to be against nature so we will go through some.

Things that could be termed against nature:

  • Idolatrous Sex which is referenced in a book called Testament of Naphtali which was written about 200 years before Paul’s writings. This book indicates that “against nature” means sexual idolatry or sex with angels (Genesis and Enoch). In the Testament of Naphtali 3:3-5, there is a connection between the Genesis 3 account of angels having sex with humans and the Sodom story of men trying to rape men and angels. This is most likely what Paul was referencing in the Romans 1 account men trying to have sex with men unto a false god. Perhaps these temple priests in Paul’s time were indeed representatives of the false god, making it into a change of nature’s order sex is to be between humans, not men or women and animals, not men or women and angels, and not men or women to false gods in any combination.
  • The common understanding of sexual identity in Paul’s time, this could also be referring to how women ought to be passive and men active, yet in the case of Rome’s idolatrous atmosphere, the temple prostitute women would sleep with many men which would put them as being “active” – against nature and the consecrated eunuch men used as temple prostitutes unto false gods like Molech were passive as many men would have anal sex with them against nature (physical and spiritual idolatry). So against nature would be referring to women and men exchanging their passive/active roles which very well was a rule or way of the past.
  • There is also, the heterosexuals that are forced by society to practice homosexual acts, often to desensitize, control or humble. Sometimes it is combined with the practice of the occult, witchcraft or idolatry as well. The Didache (First Christian Handbook) states regarding sexual sins: “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not commit pederasty (sex with boys).” – Didache (c. 80-140, E), 7.377 . In Hitler’s book, “The Pink Swastika, Lively exposes what secret homosexual activists don’t want you to know about Nazi Germany: that although the Nazis did persecute homosexuals, the homosexuals the Nazis persecuted were almost exclusively the effeminate members of the gay community in Germany, and that much of the mistreatment was administered by masculine homosexuals who despised effeminacy in all its forms.” – Truth about homosexuality and Nazi Party. Homosexuals were thrown in concentration camps, while those who were forced into homosexuality become male predators burning with lust and desiring to control and abuse men and boys. Occultism was heavy through the Nazi Party as well as Hitler’s Youth.
  • The conservative 21st Century view that refers to homosexuality does not however, fit with the early fathers that I have read. They thought it was anal and idolatrous sex, and as mentioned above, the Testament of Naphtali and other readings from this time, do not agree with 21st Century conservative ideals.

**I will put a link to the book of Naphtali in the links below for you to do your own reading through this book.**

Conservative Christians seem to be misidentifying the root of the problem and minimizing spiritual sin along with elaborating on the physical aspects of it. The two main causes to this error in modern Christian thinking is two old heresies: Gnosticism and Marcionism. Gnostics teach that the physical is evil and spiritual is good, and Marcions reject Old Testament claiming it is a different god, while they accept the New Testament. We seem to be completely blind to spiritual harlotry today. For example, the word adultery is “unlawful intercourse with another man’s wife”. That is not it’s only meaning though, it is also “unlawful intercourse with a false god”, which is why God speaks in Revelation of the whore of Babylon, she is not a person, but a false religion that deceives God’s people. Religion in and of itself is the beguilement of God’s people, do you not remember the one time Jesus got furious in the Bible in John 2, it was at the Pharisees, the very men that were responsible for religious laws of men. They made rules around God’s commandments and deceived the people even then.

Idolatry and spiritual harlotry are one in the same, and they are rampant through the churches these days, from prosperity preachers, teachings of other false religions making it to heaven, making the focus us and not God, along with many other issues and heresies.

The King James Version

King James I, who commissioned the King James Version translation, was undoubtedly homosexual. It was whispered that “Elizabeth was King: Now James is Queen.”

James I was responsible for reaffirming the Buggery Act of 1533, which criminalized sodomy in the UK. However, James I had several well-documented homosexual relationships. Although he had eight children with his wife, Anne of Denmark, they eventually decided to live apart. In 1607 he met Robert Carr, then age 17, at a joust, and had an on-going relationship with him for nearly a decade, which ended in a messy breakup. In 1614, he started a relationship with George Villiers, a commoner, eventually making him Duke of Buckingham in 1623. In 1624, James wrote Villiers a letter in which he asked “whether you loved me now…better than at the time I shall never forget at Farham, where the bed’s head could not be found between the master and his dog.”

Tanach

In the beginning…

Some esoteric Jewish traditions hold that God is hermaphroditic in nature, and that Adam was originally an hermaphrodite. This is based on a reading of Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” This theme is developed with great detail in the Kabbalah; For instance see this passage from the Kabbalah Unveiled. Rabbi Samuel-bar-Nachman is quoted by Carpenter as saying “Adam, when God created him, was a man-woman (androgyne)”. Maimonides (ibid.) is quoted likewise: “Adam and Eve were created together, conjoined by their backs.” This is similar to the androgyne mentioned in Plato’s Symposium.

The Sin of Sodom

Now let’s talk about the story of the destruction of the city of Sodom, (Genesis 18:16-19:29; Jasher 18:11-19:53).

First lets point out Deut. 23:17-18 (link below to reference more on this verse) “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.” Here the word whore meant “female prostitute”, and sodomite meant “male temple prostitute”. You can see here gadesh and kedeshah meanings:

Word: YCW

Pronounce: kaw-dashe’

Strong: H6945

Orig: from 6942; a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:– sodomite, unclean. H6942

Use: TWOT-1990c Noun Masculine

Grk Strong: G1863 G4203 G4204 G5055

  • male temple prostitute

 

Word: DYCW

Pronounce: ked-ay-shaw’

Strong: H6948

Orig: feminine of 6945; a female devotee (i.e. prostitute):–harlot, whore. H6945

Use: TWOT 1990c Noun Feminine

Grk Strong:

1) female temple prostitute, harlot

(Check out 1 Kings 14:22-24, 15:22, 22:46, and 2 Kings 23:7)

Genesis 19

1 And in the evening there came two [a]Angels to Sodom: and Lot sat at the gate of Sodom, and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face to the ground.2 And he said, See my lords, I pray you turn in now into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go your ways. Who said, Nay, but we will abide in the street all night. 3 Then [b]he pressed upon them earnestly (Why do you think Lot bid them to not stay in the streets? He was trying to protect them from what is spoken of in Jasher they raped travelers, starved them, stole from them, and etc. every kind of cruelty you could imagine.), and they turned in to him, and came to his house, and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they [c]did eat.

[They raped their own women and swapped them off several times a year. The sin of Sodom was not homosexuality by any means. There were a great many things these people did against other people.]

Genesis 19:4-11 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said [again], This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he has become a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door. 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 19:11 And they smote the men that [were] at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

These men wanted to forcefully rape the visitors, of Sodom. It would be classified as gay sex, but homosexuals do not go around gang raping visitors. These verses as well as many others do no state that. They where trying to gang rape people (well technically angels which is an abomination). Lot offered them his daughters, because they were human at the very least, as well as in those times, the protection you were to have over the guests of your house was held to a high responsibility. Near Eastern hospitality, to this day, implies a responsibility to protect guests under one’s roof. The fact that Lot was ready to make a huge sacrifice by offering up his virgin daughters to the mob instead of his guests underlines this.

You can check out these verses to get even more of an idea and I’ll post a couple below. (Deut. 29:23, 32:32; Wis. 19:14-17; Isa. 3:9, 13:19; Jer. 23:14, 49:18, 50:40; Lam. 4:6; Ezek. 16:46-48; Amos 4:11; Zeph. 2:9; Matt. 10:15; Luke 17:29; Rom. 9:29)

Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication (They have changed the meanings of the words over the centuries the 17th century meaning of fornication or porneia in English meant idolatry and prostitution, it has been changed.), and going after strange flesh (Idolatry or going after another species of flesh. Sodom was completely ungodly they were cruel people and they tried to rape angels which is the reference to strange flesh non-human flesh (aka not gay)), are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

2 Peter 2 6 and having reduced [the] cities of Sodom and Gomorrha (S&G completely rebelled against God’s will. If someone came into those cities, they would beat them and laugh at them, rob them, chain them in the city square and watch them starve to death, and not to mention going after strange flesh (angels). They raped and did all these things to travelers, the poor, and even to some of their own people. In fact Lot’s daughter got killed by a Sodomite, because she felt compassion for a beggar that they chained up to allow him to starve and die because she fed him. (Jasher 18:11 – 19:53)) to ashes, condemned [them] with an overthrow, setting [them as] an example to those that should [afterwards] live an ungodly life;

Sodom is described as a ‘wicked’ place not a place where homosexual acts are done. In an often ignored part of the story, Lot’s daughters have incest with him by getting him intoxicated, (Gen 19:31), they were said to have done this, to repopulate the country; a similar motif is found in the story of Noah. As in other Biblical narratives, even the heroes end up committing horrendous sins, driven by circumstances. But many ignore the entire context of the story in the rush to justify their own bigotry (ignorance is not bliss).

The sin of the city of Sodom was originally considered to be the violation of the rights of Lot’s guests. Defining the ‘sin of Sodom’ to be male homosexuality was a later interpretation, which was made by medieval Jewish and Christian writers, as a reaction to Pagan acceptance of homosexuality.

There is abundant Haggadah, ancient Jewish folklore, which tells of the cruelty of Sodom to strangers, and their mistreatment of the poor and homeless. Among other stories (i.e. Jasher spoken of earlier), travelers are given gold but not food; when they starve to death, everything is stolen including the gold and the clothes off their backs, and their bodies are left to rot. We talked about Lots’s daughter, but there was also another woman who assisted a poor man and was smeared with honey and left to be stung to death by bees. Some of these stories are suffused with dark comedic twists. A poor man is assaulted and robbed. Eliezar, a servant of Abraham, is hit on the head when he intervenes. A judge rules that he must pay his assailant for medical treatment! (Bleeding was considered a surgical procedure). Eliezar then hits the judge on the head, drawing blood, and tells the judge to pay his fine.

More References: Ginzburg’s Legends of the Jews and Polano’s The Talmud: Selections, for many more stories along the same lines. After reading these, you will want the Lord to rain down fire and brimstone on the cities as well.

There are also numerous Biblical passages warning about mistreating strangers, (with the story of Lot being implied), for instance this one in the NT: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” [Heb. 13:2]

Between the original concept of a violation of the law of hospitality and the medieval focus on a particular sexual act, there is an intermediate stage where Sodom was criticized for other reasons entirely. Where Sodom is mentioned in later books of the Tanach and in the New Testament, it is used as an example of a city, which was corrupted by luxury, lacking in values such as charity and humility. Nowhere is this made clearer than in Ezekiel 16:49-50, where Ezekiel, speaking for ‘the Lord God’, enumerates the sins of Sodom:

Ezekiel 16:49 – 50
[This is several different translations all together as I have added the different terms in parenthesis. Notice not one mentions homosexuality.] Behold, this was the iniquity (guilt/sin) of you sister Sodom; pride (arrogance), fullness of bread (excess of food), and prosperous ease (abundance of idleness) was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen (aid) the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.

Jasher 18:11-19:53

http://www.scriptural-truth.com/PDF_Apocrypha/Jasher.pdf

You can find this here as this is a lot to read, so you will need to research this on your own.

I wanted to give two references from the accepted Canon to Jasher, as there are many people out there that refuse to read the books that are not considered accepted Canon, but remember also, it was the Pharisees that removed them.

“Is not this written in the Book of Jasher?”–Joshua, x. 13.

“Behold it is written in the Book of Jasher.”–II Samuel, i. 18

Note that in this context ‘abomination’ means human sacrifice and idol worship not homosexuality. The primary sin of Sodom, by this account, was that their society was materialistic, greedy, and uncharitable. Social and economic justice is a thread that runs through the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament alike, and it is not difficult to extrapolate this to modern struggles for equality, such as those of LGBT people. “When government and religious institutions and their leaders perpetuate oppression, it would not be farfetched to say that they are committing the actual sin of Sodom.” ~John Hare

Leviticus

The book of Leviticus was likely composed during the Babylonian exile, from 550 to 500 BC. Leviticus speaks about ritual purity and proscribed behavior. It is traditionally attributed to Moses and it is part of the Pentateuch (Pen-ta-toock) which is the first five books of the Bible.

Wellhausen, in his Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel, presented evidence that there were four separate authors of the Tanach (Old Testament). The Levitical laws were added to the text of the Bible at a very late date, by an author high in the religious hierarchy, a priest (hence the ‘P’) which is why the modern scholars believe P was the writer of Leviticus. These are the legalisms that Jesus is constantly deprecating in the New Testament, and the Talmudic Rabbis are always picking apart. Given the force of divine law by fiat, they ruled every aspect of daily life. Once the ancient Jewish ritual complex was destroyed, many of these laws simply became impossible to follow. Others were fossilized prohibitions from the time when Jews were striving to preserve their cultural identity in a sea of paganism.

Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13 are the two Bible verses which are most often cited as support for scriptural condemnation of homosexuality as an Old Testament Commandment, but it is in the context of idolatrous male homosexual acts in worship to Molech as temple prostitutes used for worshiping the false god. Idolatrous sex of any form is condemned, and it is possible the early church fathers thought that anal sex was considered the same. This does not mean that two men cannot have a close relationship like David and Jonathan did.

Now, this could be referring to the common homosexual activity of men having sex with other men yet, there is some odd wording surrounding the passage in chapter 18 & 20, making it appear potentially to be saying men cannot have sex with men in religious related situations. I believe it is likely focused on gay temple prostitution unto Molech, but could also refer to anal sex in general if you reference the early church fathers and possibly Romans 1. Now, some may argue that this passage only applies to that time period, to distance themselves from the culture around them, but God used many of the stories in the Bible as parables for us today, to reach out to us as well so you can’t disregard the old testament you just need to research the times, the history to better understand some things and how they termed them or referred to them. It is very likely that God maybe ok with male same sex platonic relationships, but we cannot simply conclude that God is ok with same-sex unions, where the men are having sexually anal active together. I believe men can be potentially born gay due to Jesus comments on “natural born eunuchs” (which I will talk about more below) and the usage of the word in Jesus time. However, I am concerned that anal sex is a sin, because of a few scriptures and some health statistics allude to its harmful nature (See this link below the video: 1.). It should be pointed out; it does not mention women lying with women. Assuming God is logical in his method of writing, we can see in Leviticus 18, that “men lying with beast” and “women lying with beast” are both sins, which indicates his style of talking about men and women individually in this section of scripture.

There is a condemnation of both male and female cross-dressing in Deuteronomy 22:5 as ‘an abomination’. This “law” doesn’t seem viable, as we were not born with clothes and were clothes really ever an issue with God? Even so, no particular punishment is ever specified for do this. The same chapter specifies harsh punishments for other transgressions like death by stoning of non-virgin brides [Deu 22:13-21], likewise both participants in an act of adultery [Deu. 22:22], and some instances of premarital intercourse [Deu. 22:23].

The Jews were in conflict with Pagans who also resided in ancient Palestine. There was a lot of pressure for Jews to adopt various practices of the Pagans, to become just another religion stirred in with all the false religions. So they developed scriptural precepts (words) which prohibited certain specific Pagan beliefs and practices. Pagan religions of the ancient Near East had male priests who, to honor a Goddess figure, mimicked women. You can read The Syrian Goddess to see more about the belief system of those times, I’ll provide a link below. The priests, called Kedeshim in the Tanach, cross-dressed, took on economic and social roles normally associated with females and in some cases they would even castrated themselves. They also engaged in sexual acts as part of their religious ceremonies, which were similar to Tantric practices, again this is idolatrous sexual worship of false gods.

In 1 Kings 14:24 (listed above), it states ‘there were also sodomites in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.’ Abomination here should be translated ‘idolatry.’ Using these mistranslated verses to condemn homosexuality in general is misleading.

The rules against males cross-dressing and having sex with other men were based on opposition to the priesthood. It was generalized to the behavior, and the fact that it was a spiritual act to a false god has seemed to have been, forgotten. Homosexuality in Leviticus was used for hundreds of years as a tool for the persecution of gays, and has been quoted in legal reasoning, debates, and many forms of verbal and physical attacks upon gays even today.

The book of Leviticus contains many harsh commandments and regulations, and much of it does not meet contemporary standards of justice and human rights. Jesus said that the law should consist of two rules, namely love for God and love for one’s neighbor; this is very conflicting against all the Levitical laws.

David and Jonathan

There is a very bold description of a same-sex relationship in the Bible, the story of David and Jonathan, in 1 Samuel 18:1-5, 1 Samuel 19:1-7, 1 Samuel 20:30-42, 2 Samuel 1:25-6. While their bond is not described as sexual, it is difficult to characterize it as purely one of friendship as it states that David’s love for Jonathan surpassed the love of a woman. Their souls are described as ‘knit together’. David and Jonathan ‘made a covenant, because David said he loved Jonathan as his own soul.’ The word covenant is significant, because in the Tanach this word always implies a formal legal agreement. To mark this covenant, Jonathan literally gives David the clothes off of his back, as well as other gifts such as weapons. Jonathan successfully intercedes with Saul to spare David’s life. At their last meeting, 1 Samuel 20:41, they are described as kissing one another and weeping together. David’s lamenting for Jonathan and he states as I said above, that his love for him surpasses the love of women. 2 Samuel 1:18-27 is known as ‘the Bow,’ and it is one of the most beloved passages in the Hebrew Bible.

1 Samuel 18:1-4; 20:3-4, 20:41 and 2 Samuel 1:25-26 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 18:2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. 18:3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 18:4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that [was] upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

20: 3And David answered Jonathan, and said, Thy father knows surely that I have found grace in thy sight, and he said, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he refuse his consent: but as the Lord lives and thy soul lives, as I said, the space is filled up between me and death. 4And Jonathan said to David, What does thy soul desire, and what shall I do for thee. 41And when the lad went in, then David arose from the argab, and fell upon his face, and did obeisance to him three times, and they kissed each other, and wept for each other, for a great while. 42And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, and as we have both sworn in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord shall be witness between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever— even so let it be.

2 Samuel 1:25How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, even the slain ones upon thy high places! 26I am grieved for thee, my brother Jonathan; thou wast very lovely to me; thy love to me was wonderful beyond the love of women.

Looking at these scriptures at face value, especially 20:41and 2 Samuel 1:26, you would think it’s possible you are reading about two men who are in love. Reading these scriptures I cannot assume they are in a sexual relationship nor can I assume they are not, as we are not given all the details of their relationship. This does not give enough detail to say for certain that they were in an actual relationship, but how many guys can say that their love for another guy surpasses that of a woman?

So, knowing that God said David was a man after His own heart and David being in a relationship in some form with Jonathan, that would cause them to make a covenant together and their love be more than the love either of them shared for a woman, that God does not see two men in love being as sinful. What is still to question is the anal sexual relations between men because of the way the early church fathers spoke of it, the possible disease or health risk from it. Although, much of what is spoken of against it in the Bible and other books surrounding the accepted canon that have been removed to hide the truth of so many things, it seems to be idolatrous or sexually immorality driving descriptions are those of men having sex with men in worship to false gods. Idolatry today seems to have been put on the back burner and other so called sins pulled forward and made as a bold expression using words like homosexuality instead of the actual term that was stated to begin with.

New Testament

The Gospels

In the four Gospels, Jesus is portrayed throughout with a message of love and tolerance. Not once does he condemn homosexuals, demand that they be put to death, yet many of His so called modern followers persecute and cause much strife in the gay community in so many different ways.

Side Note: Growing up in this kind of atmosphere and people telling me I’m going to hell, I’m wrong, I need to be fixed, saying that I’m an abomination and threatening to kill me with a gun in my face was not and is not an easy thing to deal with. I, to this day get ugly looks, get yelled at that God hates gays, that I’m going to hell, that I need to be prayed for (I’ll take all the prayers I can get to help me stay strong in the Lord and be able to withstand all the hate), and many other things. Thing is if people would get to know me they would see and realize that God alone sustains me in so many ways and has since I was young. What I do today is not something that I have just always loved doing; it takes a lot of prayer for God to keep me focused and motivated. I’m not one who likes to read or research, and this has become a huge part of my life because of God, not because of me.

The first thing that pops into my head when people speak or show hate towards me, is what Jesus said in Acts 9 and Acts 22:7-8: 1But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him.4And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?5And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

When we breathe hate towards others, we are persecuting Jesus Himself according to these verses. Be mindful when you speak hate towards others, as you could very well be persecuting the very one you claim to love.

These things are a profound departure from the rest of the text. For instance, in Matthew 22:37, Jesus is quoted as saying:

22:37 …You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. 22:39 And the second is like unto it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

John 13:34, he is additionally quoted as saying: 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 13:35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

So Jesus turning around and saying ‘He Hate Gays’ would be a bit out of character. The Byzantine Emperor Constantine, put in place discriminatory laws against homosexuals, and then proceeded to use those laws to blackmail and marginalize rivals. You can read Secret History of Procopius, e.g. Chapter XVI, p. 163.

Gay Marriage in the Bible

The Tanach

Actually this is kind of a trick topic. There is no mention of gay marriage in the Bible except, the account of the ‘covenant’ of David and Jonathan. For the vast majority of Christians and Jews including those that believe in Biblical inerrancy, just because something isn’t mentioned in the Bible doesn’t necessarily mean that it is sinful or forbidden. The Bible is a smorgasbord for those who need just one out-of-context quote to justify their personal views on marriage. Depending on which pinhole you look through, the Bible can be cited as approving or forbidding polygamy, monogamy, divorce, and lifelong celibacy. So it is no wonder that there are quotes that can be manipulated in the same way to condemn gay marriage. This is why I have stated multiple times in my blog that there are many mistranslations of the truth. The devil has had plenty of time to sink his ugly teeth in and lead God’s people astray with all the translations of the Bible today, this should be very apparent. Sadly many people believe that in every instance, God steps in and strikes down those who would try to corrupt it and lead us astray. God warns us many times, that we must overcome the world, He warns us that the devil is the father of lies, we have a warning from Jesus about the scribes and Pharisees with His anger towards them in John 2 (these are the ones who have removed many of the books from the accepted canon), and He warns us that we will be deceived if we are not diligently seeking after Him.

Genesis 2:23-4: 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

This passage has mystical overtones which literalists are apt to completely miss or ignore. It implies that Adam was at one time united with Eve in the same body, and the reason that people seek companionship is because they are searching for their missing half. This is similar to Plato’s theory of the androgyne. Also, both in the Tanach and the NT, marriage is used as a metaphor for the union of the soul with God.

In the Tanach, marriage practices such as bigamy, polygamy, ability to have concubines, arranged and Levitical marriages are described as normal, as in fact they were at the time. All of these types of marriage are today either illegal in most western countries or considered highly unusual, much more so than monogamous same sex unions.

  • In Genesis 16 Sarah, Abraham’s wife, encourages Abraham to impregnate her handmaid, Hagar which is where Ishmael came from. At the time Sari was barren and they did not trust in the promises of God as they should have. Later (Genesis 25) Abraham takes another wife, Keturah, who is described as a concubine.
  • In Genesis 29 Jacob marries the sisters Rachel and Leah, after their father Laban tricks him, Laban was also his maternal uncle. Jacob has two sons by Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid, two sons by Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, then two sons by Leah, and then Rachel bears Joseph.
  • Six wives of David are named in 2 Sam. 3:2.
  • Solomon is said to have seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. However, the Talmud (Tractate Sanhedrin) states that a king may have no more than eighteen wives.

Out of all of these examples, only marrying two sisters is explicitly forbidden in Leviticus 18; but it is permitted to marry a deceased wife’s sister.

The New Testament

In at least one passage in the NT, marriage is defined as monogamous.

Mark 10:2-12) 10:2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? Tempting him.10:3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 10:11 And he said unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her. 10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

If you take this at face value, it says that remarriage after divorce is equivalent to adultery. The passage 10:6-9 is just a restatement of the passage from Genesis, leading up to the conclusion ‘let no man put asunder’. In 10:10-12, Jesus explains the concept again, just in case we missed the point the first time around.

1 Timothy 4:1-5: 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Here Paul disapproves of the prohibition of marriage, as well as the practice refraining from meats. This is probably a reference to a Gnostic group; Paul was against the Gnostics, which is likely why he condemned it. A few Gnostics and early Christians were opposed to marriage period, which would include monogamous and heterosexual marriage. Marriage was considered a sin by some of the early Church fathers, and the only way into the kingdom of heaven was to be the lifelong mortification of the flesh. This passage by Paul from the Epistles weighs in against this concept. On the other hand, some Gnostics and early Christians practiced group marriage or what today is termed as polygamy which is also considered to be against the law now days.

The sanctioned form of marriage in Judaism and Christianity has continued to evolve over the centuries. Policies on divorce have varied widely. There was a celebration or observance for same sex unions in one branch of the Eastern Orthodox Church. During the Middle Ages and well into the renaissance, the majority of European marriages were ‘common-law,’ and had no religious sanction: church weddings were far too expensive for most people (still are today). Mormons originally practiced polygamy, although most of them ceased that as a condition for Utah statehood. Today, same sex unions are consecrated in some liberal Jewish and Christian denominations.

Society has changed the definition of marriage widely, and religion has followed by sanctioning it. Some interpret the passages above to imply condemnation of gay marriage, or to justify their prejudices against LGBT people.

1 Corinthians 6:9 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. 1:10 nor whoremongers, nor them that defile themselves with mankind, nor men stealers, nor liars, nor perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

1 Timothy 1:10 references the term “effeminate” or mal-ak-os’ 3120 means either a male prostitute, or a boy slave used for gay sex, or a male who submits himself to unnatural lewdness. If you take the root meaning of the Greek word it is: “male bedder”. A lot of words in the Greek New Testament are derived from doctrines and scriptures in the Old Testament; it appears to be an illusion to Leviticus 18 and 20.

However, Leviticus 18 and 20 also seem to have some odd wording surrounding them, which brings about some circumstantial evidence that it may be focusing more so on the practice of male temple prostitution (idolatry). So, to me, this one is a little difficult to know if it is referring to all sexually active two men. I believe it is referring to male temple prostitutes and maybe those who enslave men to use for sex. I do not believe it is referring to men who have a love or close friendship with another man, otherwise King David would not have been a servant of God, due to his strong love for Jonathan. We cannot conclude that anyone who is not “straight” is going to Hell.

Eunuchs

Matthew 19:10-12 10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with [his] wife, it is not good to marry. 19:11 But he said unto them, All [men] cannot receive this saying, save [they] to whom it is given. 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].

Note this scripture; it is said that a “eunuch” that was “born from mother’s womb” is what we would today call a “homosexual”. A eunuch according to the Greek is one who abstains from marriage, or one who is castrated, or one who serves to protect women in harems, etc. And the one definition from the Greek that homosexuals are referring to is “1c) one naturally incapacitated”. So the debate would be, are they born without penis/testicles, or is it referring to them born naturally disposed to not want women (hence wanting men). It could mean a man who just doesn’t want to get married to a woman or a celibate man who has love for a man. It is though very possible they were what is now termed gay, as most eunuchs in Jesus’ time were gay, as can be seen in the usage of the word in various other Greek writings of that time. You would assume then, if they do not want to marry a woman, they would want a man, which may or may not be the case. I guess, the point is, you can’t assume gay male anal sex (as stated above) is ok because of this passage, but we can say that Jesus is saying some are born gay. So, it is likely Jesus was referring to gay men when he spoke of naturally born eunuchs. The problem is there just isn’t a lot of data in the Bible to make strong declarations either way other than the lack of stating any bold facts as God does with so many other things. Again, just because something isn’t mentioned in the Bible doesn’t necessarily mean that it is sinful or forbidden.

References:

Deuteronomy 23:17 – http://www.godrules.net/para/deu/paralleldeu23-17.htm

Testament of Naphtali – http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/fbe287.htm

Meaning of Eunuch – http://www.well.com/user/aquarius/thesis.htm The Syrian Goddesshttp://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/luc/tsg/index.htm

 

Does God Hate People/Translation Subtle Deception

One of the reasons we must be diligent in seeking after God is because there are verses translated wrong or opposite of what was written and meant to be. These are just a few to show that God does not hate people, He loves His creation. These verses also showing that the words have been changed over time , wtih the many different translations. He warns us again and again that the devil is a liar and great deceiver, and He will do ANYTHING to lead us astray from our first love, which is God Himself.  He (the devil) is trying to get across that God hates His own creation. How could He, when He created even the one who became the devil and He has not destroyed him even to this day?

The Greek Septuagint states in Psalm 7:11:
God is a righteous judge, and strong, and patient, NOT inflicting vengeance every day.

New translations (go behind me and check this for yourselves always verify):

NIV states:
11 God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.

KJV states:
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Douay-Rheims 1899 states in Psalm 5:5:
6 Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee: nor shall the unjust abide before thy eyes.
(In other words, God cannot be near the wicked.)

KJV
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

NIV
5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;

The Greek Septuagint states in Psalm 11:5:
The Lord tries the righteous and ungodly: and he that loves unrighteousness hates his own soul.

NIV states:
The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.

KJV states:
The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

The Greek Septuagint states in Leviticus 20:23:
And walk ye not in the customs of the nations which I drive out from before you; for they have done all these things, and I have abhorred them: (He abhors the things not the people)

NIV
You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.  (God does not abhor the people, but the things they are doing)

KJV
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

The Greek Septuagint states in Proverbs 6:16:
For he rejoices in all things which God hates, and he is ruined by reason of impurity of soul.

KJV
16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

NIV
16 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:

The Greek Septuagint states in Hosea 9:15:
All their wickedness is in Galgal: for there I hated them: because of the wickedness of their practices, I will cast them out of my house, I will not love them any more: all their princes are disobedient.

NIV
“Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds, I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious.

KJV
All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.

Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13)

(6th) Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13)

[7] And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things says He that is Holy, He that is True, He that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts, and no man opens:

[8] I know your works; behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it; for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.

[9] Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which says that they are Jews, and are not, but do lie: Behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

[10]Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

[11] Behold, I come quickly; hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

[12] Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon him my new name.

[13] He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

Philadelphia Notes:
He doesn’t say anything negative about these people. He says I have placed before you an open door, and Jesus says He is the door, and you come in and out through Him, and all you have to do is get up and open it. He has the key of David, which is the knowing how to read the scriptures. David killed Goliath with the proper placement of the stone (which is a testament). The door cannot be shut by any man because if you have been given the eyes of the spirit and the ears of the spirit, no man can turn you away from God. A shut door is for those who do not see with spiritual eyes, they are those who have a carnal mind.  Once you know, you KNOW and no man can take that from you. Again He says, “not denying His name,” these people have not been ashamed of or denied the name of Jesus Christ.

God put David against Goliath because God wanted to show that even in his smallness or weakness, God will overcome, because it is God who is our strength, it wasn’t David that killed Goliath, it was God that killed Goliath. I.E. Faith the size of a mustard seed you can say to the mountain, why, because He is demonstrating that it’s not you, it is Him. If you know the mysteries of God, it is not you who knows them it is God who knows them and gives you the ability to understand it. Once you have God’s wisdom, it is a part of you, it’s alive in you aka Jesus Christ lives within you, and the Holy Spirit is dwelling within you.

The first step towards wisdom is to recognize where that wisdom comes from, short answer, God/Holy Spirit/Jesus Christ!

It takes more effort to deny the prophets than to just listen to them, they quote and reference each other, so you have to seriously read over their words and ignore them to think that the lost books are not a part of what God has provided for us to help us keep our eyes open and aware of the wiles of the devil and to keep our eyes on God. Thou has kept the Word of my patience, and He is saying be patient with Him, He will come and there is a path by which He must come and He will complete it. All these prophets and people who were martyred are waiting to have their day, and we are waiting until that day to be home with our Father.

He will keep those of us away from the hour of temptation. He will try those that dwell upon the earth, in other words, those who live on earthly teaching. The people of Philadelphia, unlike those of Sardis have their crown already and He warns not to let any man take that from you.   These are the sheep that will be of one fold and will hear His voice and share in the name. The time of testing is not for those who hear His voice, but for those who don’t. James, Peter, and John are the three pillars, and He is saying here, that He will make those that hear His voice here a pillar, they will be the third pillar they are a representation of John, the elect. God is validating the elect, this is why no one can shut the door (make them unknow the truth basically), or take their crown.

People don’t want the truth, they can’t handle it, because it’s different from what they have been taught and they are all set in their ways. They are unwilling to listen to the elect. Those of us who have been given the truth and have been awakened by God will do what we can to teach and preach the truth, and though so many will not listen, we are to still be patient and do what God has called us to do.   It is not easy to realize that the things you have been taught are not true, it is hard to adjust your mind and heart to those things at first, and to really trust what you are hearing. God will give you discernment if you trust Him. If you know the Lord and truly have a relationship with Him, you should know that you can trust Him. You should know that if you dig into something that is false or not of Him, that He will undoubtedly show you the truth.

Do you trust Him enough to venture outside the earthly church’s box (religion) that it has made for you and seek God? Are the distractions of this world more important to you than seeking the truth? It is true that we can seek all we want and not find a thing if our hearts are not open to it, but God knows our hearts from beginning to end and knows if we really want to know the truth or not. If we really want to know it, He will surely provide it and it will become a part of who you are, because His Holy Spirit will touch your life and guide you through with her Wisdom. We can do nothing and know nothing of God, without the guidance and wisdom of The Holy Spirit.

Sardis (Rev 3:1-6)

(5th) Sardis (Rev 3:1-6)

[1] And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write: These things says he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works and that you have a name that you live, and are dead.

[2] Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die; for I have not found your works perfect before God.

[3] Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come upon you.

[4] You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy.

[5] He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels.

[6] He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

Sardis Notes:
It says that they have a name that they are alive but they are dead, this is the churches of today. These are the children of Sardis, they are dead spiritually. They are in good standing with the world, they have a name that they are alive, but they are dead. They won’t be reading to you from the book of Enoch in these churches. If matters of these books are brought up, they are quick to strike it down by whatever their church has told them to read. They will rationalize it and tell you different things to just try to kill off these books.

Strengthen the things that remain, are the lost or rejected books of God’s Word. They refuse the beginning because they refuse all these books given to us by God. In 2 Peter 1, Peter stated that these things were given to us the apostles by the Lord, and he was defending Jude and quoting Ahikar. Now who are we going to believe, him (whom walked with Jesus) or men of today and of a later time? Jude heard and understood it different from us, but the people of the “church” of today do not care.

Jesus says, why are you trying to look at the end, have you found the beginning. The end is the beginning; you have to understand the beginning before you can understand the end. These are the books the scribes and Pharisees have hidden from us; all the ones hidden or removed are all in the beginning!

There are people that walk with the Word (clothed in white raiment) among the modern age who are faithful to God, they just aren’t the ones in the pulpit, or who the church puts in charge of things, and sadly many of them are drowned out because of this, but those people will still receive their garments. Again He says, for the Overcomers! Those who OVERCOME will not be blotted out. Jesus is the Word, in Matthew He says if you deny me before men, I will deny you before the Father. These people are not denying Him, they are confessing Him, and they are hanging on to Him. It’s not good to say that this book is not inspired or that book is not inspired, IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT! You blindly trust someone you don’t know and have never met to lead the basis of your faith if you reject these books without reading them. If you read them and determine they are not connected, then you have your own base and can allow God to give you discernment on that.